What I often explain to my clients when they tell me that there is “so much to learn”, is … many small changes add up over time. This is how I transitioned from a health-degrading diet and lifestyle to a health-enhancing one. And I’m still making changes!
Diet plays a crucial role in the prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases. This has been proven over and over again in various journals and publications. In fact, the Surgeon General published a formal report in 1986 stating that, “substantial scientific research over the past few decades indicates that diet can play an important role in prevention of [heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes]”. Wait, wasn’t that over 20 years ago? Then why are we still eating foods we know are harmful?
I think that many people continue eating health-degrading foods because they simply don’t know what to replace them with.
What most of my clients don’t realize is that there is a healthy alternative to (almost) everything.
The 4 white devils
- White sugar
- White salt (table salt)
- White flour
- White oil (oil that’s been processed and usually found in clear, plastic bottles)
Some of you are thinking, “what else can I eat? I love my bagel and double-double coffee.”
Don’t worry, I would never leave you hanging.
- Whole sugars: AKA Sucanut or evaporated cane juice. Sweets from the Earth(www.sweetsfromtheearth.com) make a great variety of desserts that use whole ingredients and no preservatives.
- Celtic sea salt: should be slightly dark and cake a little bit.
- Whole grains: The label must say “whole grain”.
- Extra-virgin cold-pressed oil in dark glass bottles.
These 4 easy changes could make a world of difference. Life doesn’t have to be so complicated. One thing at a time…
Josh Gitalis Ba(H), CNP, RNCP/ROHP (www.joshgitalis.com) is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a private practice based in Downtown Toronto and teaches Clinical Nutrition at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. As a leader in his field, Josh consults with clients worldwide and is a noted expert for various media outlets including CTV News and CityTV.