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Equipping the Body for Peak Health
Welcome to Healthpeak! Our goal is to educate, inspire, and equip you to live in peak health! Being healthy in today’s world can feel a bit like swimming upstream. We will show you that living a healthy lifestyle is really as simple as coloring, but it does require your participation. Our goal is to KISS – keep it super simple! We clear up the confusion on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, show you easy ways to incorporate more plant foods in your diet, and provide you with easy recipes and resources to fit healthy living into your busy life. We are passionate about making a different in the dis-ease picture of our world one person at a time and we are honored you have stopped by.
Enjoy the climb to summit PEAK HEALTH!
Thanks to the incredible documentary titled Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, there is much buzz about juicing today. Juicing is one of the best ways I know of to improve your health. There are numerous healing therapies that incorporate juicing, such as the Gerson Therapy which heals cancer and other degenerative diseases (www.gerson.org). It’s a simple concept but one that does require effort. Here is some pertinent information regarding juicing:
Benefits of daily juicing:
Best vitamin/mineral supplement that you can get!
When foods are eaten whole, you only get up to 35% of the nutrients (depending on the health of your digestive system.) When you drink fresh squeezed juice, you get up to 95% of the nutrients and they are available very quickly to your cells.
Healing nutrients of raw fruits and vegetables are provided in their whole, complete and living form.
Fruit juices are cleansers. Vegetable juices are nourishers.
Benefits of a juice fast:
A means of providing high concentrations of healing nutrients in a form that requires very little digestion and assimilation of energy.
Allows the digestive system to rest and rebuild.
Juicing does away with indigestion, a lack of proper digestion.
Juicing allows the body to both detoxify and heal.
A one month juice diet is the equivalent of 5-6 months on a raw fruit and vegetable diet.
Instructions for an efficient juice fast:
Juice must be freshly made using a high quality juicer such as a Champion. For cancer patients, a Norwalk juicer is recommended.
Juice only organic produce. Otherwise you are getting a toxic cocktail!
Sip juice slowly – consume between ½ gallon and 1 gallon daily.
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“The smarter we get, the sicker we become, because we are looking for cures instead of causes.”
Dr. Joel Robbins, MD, DC
The single most important thing that I can recommend to you to improve the quality of your life and to prevent disease, is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables (organic if possible.) There have been thousands of studies done on the subject of health and disease prevention that demonstrate that fruits and vegetables are crucial in the prevention of disease. Unfortunately most Americans fall severely short of doing this simple thing. According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2002, “While knowledge about nutrition and health is improving, Americans have been slow to adopt more healthful diets.”
Antioxidants and Phytochemicals
We hear these words a lot but what do they mean? According to the Concise Medical Dictionary an antioxidant is described as any substance that delays the process of oxidation. Oxidation is the act or process of combining with oxygen. Oxidation occurs in the normal process of the body converting food into energy, and in breathing. Antioxidants in the body go through the body and mop up the free radicals, which were produced as a result of oxidation. You cannot escape oxidation; it’s part of life. God provided the answer to oxidation however in antioxidants which are found only in plant foods. When you eat a diet that is lacking in sufficient fruits and vegetables, free radicals take over and you are left with disease.
Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that contain protective, disease-preventing compounds. Here is what the American Dietetic Association says about phytoch…read more
Deb Harrell, ND, is passionate about making a difference in the health picture of our world. She is dedicated to equipping people to live in peak health by teaching practical ways to improve your lifestyle & consequently your health. She believes that food is your best medicine and helps people get their bodies back to a state of health when faced with dis-ease. Her passion is prevention because it’s easier to prevent chronic disease than it is to cure it. Deb is a wife, mom, and grandmother. Her family is her reason she practices what she preaches because she believes that example is the only way of influencing others…read more