Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.
Guest: Rik J. Deitsch, PhD
Don Colbert, MD (Longwood, FL), Divine Health, Inc., "Nutrition, Lifestyle and Toxic Relief"
Dr. Colbert began by talking about disease and how most of his colleagues "throw medicine" at problems instead of treating the cause. He prefers to focus on preventative medicine, detoxification, nutrition and water intake. The healthier you are, he says, the easier it is for your body to overcome disease on its own, without medicine.
The easiest way to asses your health is to simply measure your waist, which should be less than 40 inches for men and less than 35 inches for woman. This is also fairly easy to control. Losing weight can reverse diabetes, dramatically lower your risk of a heart attack and much more. Arthritis can also be alleviated through diet for most people (start by drinking alkaline water).
Dr. Colbert has found that many people who develop cancer experienced a major emotional shock about five years before. This means there is trauma locked within their bodies and if they unlock it, the body can heal. Stress can worsen disease and increase the need for hydration.
Dr. Colbert wrote the book Stress Less (2008), in which he identifies 10 distortional thought patterns. If you can refute and reprogram these thoughts (which is called "cognitive-behavioral therapy"), that are at the root of most depression and illness, your health should improve dramatically.
Dr. Colbert's latest book is called Nutrition, Lifestyle and Toxic Relief (2009). When you eat incorrectly (and even if you don't), toxins build up within the body that must be eliminated (mostly through the skin). You start by avoiding "comfort foods" (primarily sugar, fat and salt) that falsely alleviate stress and can be addicting and harmful. Unfortunately, food cannot be completely eliminated, which can cause obesity, depression, diabetes, anorexia, etc.
The sweetener "aspartame" (Nutrasweet) has many side-effects and Dr. Colbert recommends an all-natural low calorie sweetener called "stevia."
Your day should begin with a large glass of water and a nutritious but sugarless breakfast (high fiber). Dr. Colbert usually eats brown rice for lunch and salad and light meat for dinner (Alaskan salmon is very nutritious and high in omega-3). Chicken and red meat should be limited mainly because of the hormones and nitrates.
Although protein is important, most Americans eat too much and it should be limited to an amount the size of your palm twice a day. Protein helps your immune system and builds body tissue. It is also very satisfying. Protein can also stress the kidneys so go easy on the red meat.
As far as detoxification, the best place to start is to drink plenty of water. Dr. Colbert also recommends an infrared sauna, which can be purchased very inexpensively. This heats up the body and causes sweating. For cancer patients, he recommends it once or twice a day.
Skin is the largest organ of elimination and it is important to keep it healthy.
Categories: Alternative medicines and therapies; diet and nutrition; health and wellness; 2009