Supplementing a healthy lifestyle with liquid minerals is the optimal approach for achieving tissue mineral balance. Supplementation alone though cannot take the place of diet and lifestyle. Both must be optimized in order to achieve excellent health and balance.
One’s lifestyle should include adequate exercise and rest with a conscious effort to avoid toxins and toxic environments. One should exercise frequently, 3+ days per week, and get at least 8 hours of sleep nightly. Meditation or at least positive thinking is also a very important positive lifestyle addition.
Diet wise, it is very important to begin lifestyle adjustments in how you eat. The first task is to stop letting others prepare your food unless it is another family member and they understand what wholesome food is and know how to properly prepare it. Stop or severely limit buying and eating foods that come in a box, jar, can, or bag. Not only are most foods delivered this way usually refined of many nutrients, they usually contain many unnatural additives and preservatives detrimental to your health and, are orders of magnitude more expensive than the real thing. Do 95% of your shopping on the perimeter of the store where you will find fresh whole foods. This move alone will be huge in eliminating preservatives, trans fats, sugars, and other toxins from your diet.
Next, you want to eliminate any refined sugar or white flour from your diet. These non-foods are converted to fat quicker than you can blink your eye. They also deplete you of minerals, create obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, to name a few side effects.
Your next step is to begin to buy and eat organically raised food as much as you possibly can. This will reduce your toxic load and potentially increase your mineral and vitamin supply. Organic meat is raised in pasture eating their natural food without overcrowding. The requirement for antibiotics to keep the animal healthy is consequently eliminated or dramatically reduced. They are not fed hormones to accelerate their growth either. This results in clean meat with an optimal balance of unsaturated and saturated fats including essential omega-3 fatty acids.
The mix of foods you eat should be 70-80% vegetables, fruits and nuts; 20% animal protein and other fats, and the rest the other carbohydrates such as legumes, potatoes, and whole grains.
When you follow this eating pattern, numerous benefits accrue to you:
- You will achieve an optimal body weight.
- Your mineral stores will increase and become more balanced.
- Inflammation will subside.
- Teeth and mouth health will optimize, and
- Your need to seek medical advice will all but cease.
Incorporating these changes into your lifestyle is essential to achieving an optimal mineral balance especially with the aid of our Hair Mineral Analysis and Balancing program.
A basic knowledge of dietary concepts is essential for the achievement of optimal health. While theories abound on an optimal diet, it is up to each of us to make the right choices. The ability to make the right choices is directly related to our level of knowledge of fundamental nutritional concepts.
The Dietary Recommendations section of our website is dedicated to describing these concepts. It will be comprised of the following sections:
- Minerals (sources and functions)
- Glycemic Index
- Acid-alkaline balance