Hippocrates said it best: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Today we consume two thirds of our calories from processed foods, sugars, and alcohol.
The human body is meant to break down, digest, and assimilate naturally occurring proteins, fat, and carbohydrates. The body favors complex carbohydrates, but today we seem to favor feeding ourselves with simple carbohydrates – sugars!
According to one U.S. Government report, two hundred years ago the average American consumed two to ten pounds of sugar per year. Today the number is closing in on two hundred pounds per year. Think of it: that’s over one-half pound a day.
Startling facts, but how does this impact Progurt and healthy bacteria in our body? Natural, human bacteria thrive on a diet high in complex carbohydrates. The best is low-glycemic fruits and vegetables, free of pesticides, herbicides, and treatments that turn these foods into GMO’s (genetically modified organisms).
Those processed foods, sugars, and alcohol feed the “bad bacteria,” which are organisms like yeast, molds, and spores. The problem is that these “bad bacteria” are stronger and quickly become dominant in your body. In other words, the trillions that we take in on our Progurt therapy don’t stand a chance of growing and colonizing.
So the simple answer? A diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables free of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs. Try to focus on organic or locally sourced fish and animal protein.
Drink clean, purified water free of chlorine and other chemicals.
Hippocrates also said “The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” To heal, we must make sure that we remove our “obstacles to health.”