Balance Me

This is a continuation of Thoughts on Vegetarianism, how diet connects to addiction and mental instability.

The quoted passage is the third excerpt is this trilogy on diet, from Reid’s book, as referenced in the two previous posts.

“Recreational drugs

Coffee, alcohol, tobacco, opiates, barbiturates, amphetamines and other popular drugs, when used to excess, severely inhibit immunity by releasing toxic by-products into the bloodstream and suppressing liver function. Coffee has been specifically linked to increased risk of pancreas cancer; the offending agent is not caffeine, but other elements contained in coffee beans. When coffee is consumed together with refined sugar and non-dairy creamer, the immune system gets battered with a triple blow.

Immune deficiency can be prevented and cured by first eliminating as many immunosuppressant elements as possible from your diet and lifestyle, then taking some or all of the following immunity-boosting foods and supplements daily.

Cruciferous vegetables, Garlic, Raw fish (or lightly cooked), Seaweeds, Raw almonds, Bee Pollen, Vitamins C, E, and B’s, Minerals, Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Enzymes, Lactobacteria, Herbs.”

Where do you get your nutrients?

My yoga teacher recently commented on how much money people spend feeding addiction in relation to what they are willing to spend on feeding their health, mind and body. In a Bikram Yoga class, there is no greater high than the experience coming out of Camel pose.

balance (equilibrium):

Chinese Pinyin:

The myelin sheath of the nuerons in the brain are lubricated by fat. When the body is deprived of healthy fats, essential fatty acids, the nuerons dry out. The synapses fail because the connection between axons and dendrites is not smooth. Thus this condition affects the integrity of the nervous system as a whole.

As people age, some physicians recommend a decrease in fat intake–potentially causing early aging and mental degradation. Rather, perhaps, we should advocate a balanced diet and more excercise.

My professor once said, when you stop moving, you die.