“Cancer is just a word that creates fear. Forget about that word, and let’s just focus on balancing your body. All illnesses are just symptoms of imbalance. No illness can remain when your entire system is in balance.”
This is a quote from the book, Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing, by Anita Moorjani.
How do you create balance in your body?
It’s a matter of giving your body what it needs in all areas … body, mind and spirit.
Balance in your body starts with giving your body the essential nutrients it needs … vitamins, minerals, enzymes, cofactors and undiscovered nutrients found in healthy food. But not just any healthy food … food that is healthy for YOUR body.
Just because a food is generally healthy and rich in health-giving nutrients, does not mean that it is healthy for you!
You’ve heard of some people not being able to eat certain foods, like wheat, eggs, oranges, soy, etc. because of reactions they have to them … food allergies.
You can also have delayed reactions to food, called food sensitivities or food intolerance. The effect of these responses your body has to intolerant foods can manifest as just about any form of less than optimal health. You will more than likely not be able to make an association between your symptoms and the foods that caused them because of the delay between eating the food and the symptoms actually appearing.
However, if you continue to eat the foods you are sensitive to, you will never be able to achieve good health. And it will only get worse as time goes on. You will continue to develop more and more symptoms and more ailments as your immune system continues to attack the food you’re eating. AND no matter what you try to heal yourself, if you do not eliminate your food sensitivities, you will not get the results you are looking for.
How do you eliminate sensitivities?
You can try to do it yourself by using an elimination diet. Eat only one food for 4 days and if you have no reaction to it, then you can add another food. You eat those two foods for 4 days. If you have no reaction, you add another food. If you have a reaction in the four days, label that food as an intolerant food and don’t eat it. Keep on doing this … for months and months until you have tested every food you want to eat.
There are a couple drawbacks to the elimination diet …
- Sometimes you may have a food sensitivity reaction, but it’s so mild, you’re not sure if you’re having a reaction or not. If you’re not constantly focused on paying attention for reactions, you might miss a reaction.
- It will take a long time to complete this program so that you know that you’re not eating foods you’re sensitive to. Most people don’t have the willpower to stick it out.
There is an easier way. It’s called the ALCAT Test. It’s a blood test that measures your response to a panel of foods and gives you a list of foods that you have severe, moderate or mild intolerance to. Plus it gives you a list of safe foods that you have NO reaction to. It’s EASY and ACCURATE.
Learn more here.
Now, for balancing mind and spirit, you need to take time to relax, nurture yourself, get exercise, reduce your stress, meditate, participate in a spiritual practice. Choose those modalities that resonate with you … AND take time for you every day.