April 1, 2015
For those of you who still have not put your health first, you need to pay attention to this e-newsletter because since this is the first generation that will not outlive their parents, many people are not getting a new lease on life.
I have always said that getting healthy is like a puzzle. You get some pieces here -- and some pieces there -- but today I will give you 90% of the pieces. This will probably be the most important e-newsletter that I have ever published simply because I will tell you the key to having tons of energy and vitality -- which is to eat foods for your blood type.
As we go into a new season, Spring, now is the time to start eating foods for your blood type. One of the most significant things that I have learned in my life and what most of my holistic and natural healer friends and acquaintances believe -- is that if you want to live a life full of energy and vitality, then it is extremely important that you eat for your blood type.
First you will need to find out your blood type. There are 4 blood types - Type A, B, AB and O. Remember that most kids will either take the blood type of their mother or father which means in many homes, you will probably have one to two blood types -- which means everyone cannot eats the same foods. Sure many people grew up eating beans and peas but in order to reach your maximum level of health, there are certain foods you need to give up!
Remember only 15% of people in this country believes in holistic and natural healing so there is only a small percentage of people who believe as we do. For all you non-believers, you should try it.
Buy the book "Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer and Achieving Your Ideal Weight" -- (cost is only ONE CENT plus $3.99 shipping) which was written by a naturopathic healer -- and start looking at the change in your mind, body and spirit over the next few days, weeks and months - once you eliminate the foods the book tells you to eliminate and add the foods that it tells you to add.
Many people will be skeptical and make the statement "I don't need a book to tell me how to eat!" I have heard them make the statement time and time again -- yet these individuals remain in very bad shape.
For me it wasn't hard to change my foods and gain the energy and vitality I needed to live a great life. Four years after becoming housebound and bedridden in 2008 and realizing that doctors know very little about health and nutrition, in 2013, one month before deciding to get on the road and go on a worldwide tour to 15 states and hold my seminars and workshops, I picked up the blood type book.
I had looked at the cover of the book for the past 3 years in my favorite health food store in Atlanta but this time I was ready to try something new -- to investigate even more how the human body operates so I bought the book.
I was upset for a few days because I had to give up some of my favorite foods such as Sunflower seeds, most beans and peas, tomatoes, tofu, avocados, etc. -- since I am Type B blood type. These foods had been part of my life for a while but they were also the foods that were zapping my energy.
A holistic healer, a kinesiologist, a holistic specialist who can tell what is happening in your body by looking at your blood under a microscope had already told me a few years earlier that I was allergic to coffee, oatmeal, strawberries, MSG, and food additives -- so I realized that eliminating the extra foods suggested by the blood type book would probably give me the energy and vitality I needed to feel great and that was the case indeed.
Within a matter of days after eliminating the foods and adding others that the book suggested for my blood type, I did not just have a slight rise in energy but I had a major rise in energy and felt absolutely great!
So I know first-hand that the blood type book works. That was in Dec. 2012, a little over 2 years ago and I am still today eating for my blood type and this is why at the age of 58, I feel absolutely great.
Now that Spring is here, I believe the biggest mistake that most people make is -- because many people start eating different foods in different seasons -- they will contribute their weak, sluggish and run-down feeling to seasonal/environmental allergies. However, I believe that many people -- as a matter of fact a large percentage of people suffer from food allergies -- not environmental allergies.
Many blame their conditions on seasonal/environmental allergies and they head off to drug stores and live off "over-the-counter" or "prescribed" medications for months. Many of these medications have side-effects that causes everything from drowsiness to brain-fog to depression.
I am not saying that seasonal allergies don't exist but what I am saying is that everyone should pay more attention to the foods that they are eating. Many kids are taking needless medications for asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions but chances are they are just allergic to their foods.
Eggs, chocolate, dairy products and fried foods are just some of the foods which are 'mucus-producing' which causes inflammation (swelling) throughout the body especially in your chest and sinus areas resulting in breathing issues.
Take This Test - Eat a bowl of ice cream before you go to bed at night or drink a glass of milk and tell me what is the first thing you do in the morning... besides urinating. I can tell you it will be to blow your nose. These foods are 'mucus-producing' which causes fluids to build up in your chest and sinus areas.
I will never forget the story I heard one day on TV about one of the ice cream empires. The heir to the empire said he spent his entire life SICK. SICK because he had access to all the ice cream (a dairy product which contains food additives, sugar, the heavy metal benzene, etc.) he could eat. What good is having money when you are sick?
Again these foods are "mucus-producing" which will cause you to feel weak, sluggish and run-down. African Americans should never, ever eat dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, etc.) because most are 'lactose intolerant' which means they are allergic to dairy products.
As a senior ages, many believe they should be on medications because this is what a doctor tells them. Seniors need to remember that getting old doesn't make you sick but getting sick makes you old and they need to be careful of "mucus-producing" foods and breathing issues such as Emphysema, Chronic bronchitis, Asthma and Pneumonia.
I suspect that a lot of these seniors with these breathing machines just need to change their diets but they will never hear this from a doctor because the pharmaceutical industry is BIG BUSINESS. No one should be on medications because your foods are suppose to act as medications.
Foods affects every area of your life from your mood, behavior, happiness and entire quality of your life. Foods either acts as "medicine" or a "poison" and the only time your food will act as a poison is because you are eating the wrong foods.
If you have to start drinking coffee as soon as you get up or get to work everyday, then chances are you ate the wrong foods for breakfast. If you feel sleepy around 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon -- you probably ate the wrong foods at lunch time. If you have to drink coffee or sodas all day to stay alert, you are probably eating the wrong foods or like me -- you might be allergic to coffee.
If you get off work every night and go home and eat -- then all you want to do is go to sleep, then you are eating GOOD NIGHT FOODS -- foods which you are allergic to so you need to change your foods and change your life.
When I drove to 15 states in 2013, I ate foods for my blood type so I had tons of energy as I drove around and enjoyed the countryside. Years earlier, I would have drank coffee or ate candy to stay awake but once you learn the secrets to having tons of energy and vitality, you do get a new lease on life. So do yourself a favor and read the book and start eating foods for your blood type.
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"How To Take Control of Your Own Life:
A Self-Help Guide To Becoming Healthier
Over the Next 30 Days"
There are two types of allergies (Food and Environmental (Seasonal) Allergies) which cause people to suffer needlessly. Environmental allergies are also called "airborne" allergies. Both types of allergies can cause you to be tired, miss days at work, have a chronic sore throat, feel achy, and can affect all parts of your body.
Many processed foods causes "food allergies" and "food sensitivities" that can place stress on the immune system -- so try to figure out which foods you need to eliminate from your diet.
If your allergies are thought to be "food related," keep a food diary and track foods eaten and the body's response to them in order to identify offending foods.
Some of the foods that you can be allergic to include -- milk/dairy products, wheat, peanuts, eggs or egg yolks, nuts, avocados, rice, wheat, soy, corn, grapes, strawberries, cantaloupes, chocolate, peanuts, fish, shellfish, soy products, GMO foods, etc.
Over 75% of kids by age 3 or five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. In fact, ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor.
My first daughter had 17 ear infections by the age of 7 so now I find out she was probably allergic to the milk. She had tubes put in her ears twice. Can you imagine all the family sick leave I had to take from work to take her to the doctor's office? Now as an adult, she realized that she is allergic to any type of chocolate (which contains heavy metals like coffee). It gives her a bad headache.
Remember Genetically Modified (GM) foods causes food allergies (because of the corn content) and 90% of all foods in grocery stores (all processed foods) are GMOs.
Food allergies (or 'food sensitivities') causes "depression." And this is why the anti-depressant industry is a "billion-dollar" industry. Even OB doctors are shelling out antidepressant medications like candy forPostpartum Depression.
There is a good chance that many of these women can fix their own depression by changing their diets or eating foods for their blood types. Years ago these types of medications, antidepressants, could not be prescribed to anyone unless they were under the care of a mental health specialist (psychiatrist, psychologist, etc.).
Laxatives are also a "billion-dollar" industry because GMO foodscauses constipation and most holistic and natural healers know that your health begins in your colon. I am talking to people who are going 2 to 3 weeks without a bowel movement.
Unless you are having at least one bowel movement a day (2 to 3 is recommended) -- you are already moving toward disease and might need to engage in a complete detox program to open up your bowels.
Having food allergies doesn't mean you will break out in red spots but more than likely, these foods will cause you to feel weak, sluggish or run-down (or depressed). Food should give you energy - not make you feel tired or exhausted.
Food allergies can mask themselves in different ways including acne, especially pimples on the chin or around the month; epilepsy; arthritis; asthma; chest and shoulder pain; colitis; depression; fatigue; food cravings; headaches; hemorrhoids; insomnia; intestinal problems; muscle disorder; obesity; sinus problems; ulcers and unexplained dramatic weight gain or loss.
Food allergies often cause symptoms that "mimic" bladder infections. So if you have ever went to a doctor thinking you had a bladder infection, chances are it was just something you ate.
Food allergies are linked to hypoglycemia (low-blood sugar) which can cause you to faint, go into a coma or death. Hypoglycemia can be inherited because most families eat the same foods, but most often it is caused by an inadequate diet.
People might have an environmental allergy to ragweed, mold, oak, cockroaches, dust mites, feathers, horses, weeds, pollen, trees, the urine and saliva of a dog, etc.
For environmental or airborne allergies, you can purchase an air filter to clean pollen, mold, and dust from your home or office. Frequent exposure to allergens combined with a weakened immune system can result in the development of allergies.
If you can avoid contact with known allergens, you can reduce the misery of allergy symptoms. Some hay fever sufferers experience relief almost as soon as they drink two or more glasses of water. The best time to take allergy or asthma medication is between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m.
Pollen season can play havoc on allergy sufferers. If you suffer from seasonal allergies you should:
1. Keep windows closed in your home and car
2. Buy special home or car filters
3. Use the recirculate setting on your car air conditioner
4. Use your home air conditioner to deliver clean, dry, and cool air
5. Do not use an attic fan for ventilation
6. Schedule for outdoor activities carefully (pollen counts are highest early in the morning so outdoor activities/exercises in the evening are best)
7. Avoid outdoors on dry windy days
8. Exercise indoors when possible
9. Take a vacation during the pollen season (Seashore is likely to have lower pollen exposures)
10. Avoid mowing lawns or raking or blowing leaves, it stirs up pollens and molds
11. Wash your clothes and your hair after being out in the pollen
12. Don't hang your sheets and clothes out to dry in the pollen
13. Wash your pet after being out in the pollen
Remember that all medications 'over-the-counter' or 'prescribed' including antihistamines for seasonal allergies can cause depression. Now that you know the difference between food allergies and seasonal (environmental) allergies, I hope you can take this information and start living the type of life that you truly deserve. Make sure you read my health book "How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide To Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days" and take the 12 steps in the 12 chapters. Good luck!
Cathy Harris is an Advice Columnist at DearCathy.com, an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Self-Publishing and Business Coach and the author of over 20 non-fiction books and can be contacted through her empowerment company, Angels Press, P.O. Box 19282, Austin, TX