The Stoll Foundation for Holistic Health offers today’s guest post by Kam Tecaya on The Perfectly Whole Foods Diet. I love sharing this with you because it explains an eating philosophy I wholeheartedly believe in and strive to follow as much as possible. Much gratitude to Dr. Walt Stoll for helping us along on to our journey toward health.
Eating fewer refined foods and more natural, whole foods greatly improves health. It’s not a new concept, but unfortunately our fast-paced, convenience-oriented, adulterated-taste-bud society requires that we need to be taught how to eat healthful foods. Many people, especially in the west, do not understand that the foods they eat harm them.
Nature designs foods a certain way on purpose. Whole foods contain numerous nutrients that work synergistically with each other to create a nutritive, healing affect in our bodies. When we consume refined foods for several years, we deplete the natural stores of micronutrients in our bodies, and eventually symptoms develop. However, restoring health can be easy, delicious, and inexpensive.
A whole food is one that has nothing removed. When you peel a carrot, remove a potato skin, or remove bran from wheat, these foods become refined. A limited amount of processing can take place, like grinding, mashing, or drying — as long as nothing is removed. Carbohydrates are the most commonly altered foods and also the most offensive to our bodies when they are so altered.
The Perfectly Whole Foods Diet (PWFD) is one where all refined carbohydrates are avoided completely. For the quickest and greatest results for any health issue, use the PWFD. It is not hard to follow the PWFD and the advantages are huge.
The benefits of eating a whole foods diet, especially the Perfectly Whole Foods Diet, are wide ranging and can be dramatically positive. Everything from physical illness to mental illness can be alleviated. Chronic pain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, acid reflux, obesity, and allergies are just a few of the many physical ailments that will likely be aided, and possibly totally eliminated, by eating a whole foods diet. Also, it is too seldom remembered that our mental health is directly linked to our physical health. Research has shown that changes in diet have huge impact on ADD, autism, depression, PMS, and even serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.
The Stoll Foundation for Holistic Health is a non-profit organization that aims to reach people seeking alternatives to drugs and surgery to improve their health. We improve the lives of people we connect with through health education, offering inexpensive solutions for disease reversal, and providing support for a healthy lifestyle. To learn more, and if you or someone you know could use extra support in taking charge of their own health, please see our website at www.stollfoundation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have compiled a list of resources covering everything from self-help wellness programs to resources for the uninsured. We are here to help you help yourself to feel better.