Can You Be Too Healthy?

I was listening to Dr. Garko on the radio the other morning, and his topic was ‘The Over-nourished Cell”.  It was quite interesting to hear someone talking about the research done that you can have too much nutrition in your body and that it can actually cause just as much damage to your health as malnourishment.  The cell can get damaged from having too much to work  with too much of a good thing just as when the cell gets damaged from  having to rob from another cell to get the right components together  when there isn’t enough there.

Sound confusing?  Let’s look at it this way – Why do marathon runners die of heart attacks?  Why are there people who look perfectly healthy that get cancer?  Why do you wake up one morning with a splitting migraine?  There is an imbalance somewhere in the system that has created this malfunction.  The example was also given as to why obese people have health issues.  There is an imbalance of certain nutrients over others.  Too much fat, too much protein.What about people who exercise and do not get the results that they are told they will get?  They could be over exercising, working the body against itself.

Remember when Atkins was all the craze?  I think it has been rewashed a few times and still out there, but, his protocol was meant only to assist those who needed to lose weight fast for heart surgery.  It was/is not meant as a way of life.  Fat and protein are needed  in the body , in the right ratio.  But when sent to the extreme, the kidney failure, the rapid weight gain from going off the eating protocol, the damage done to the liver and heart from too much work have been the results.  Are these extreme circumstances?  Yes, some of them are, but putting your body into a ketonic state forever is NOT healthy.  That’s why there is  medical terminology for it.  If you have to ‘trick your body/brain’ into working a certain way, why wouldn’t it go back to its NATURAL way of functioning once you go back to your normal routine.

The key to total body health is TOTAL, BODY, MIND, SPIRIT health.  Let’s get real here.  There is a natural communication that is supposed to be taking place in yourself.  Once you start overriding your THOUGHTS and begin to listen to your SELF, great things can happen.  An omnivore can be malnourished, a vegan can perfect health.  A skinny person can be ridden with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes while a well proportioned person can have perfect numbers straight across the chart.

Moderation.  Nutrient dense foods need to eaten in moderation the same way as anything else.  Take it easy and enjoy life.

Join me for a complimentary Detox Seminar next Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30pm at Pilates Movement Studio, Tampa, Fl.

Published by Adrienne Falcone Godsell

As a Holistic Chef and foodie, I am in continual search of practical, tasty, healthy options to help people with when they are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Seeing changes in my life from the food I eat (I was hypoglycemic in high school and found that by I could control my sugar by what I ate) I approach health from a food aspect first. As Hippocrates said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". Food has the power of life and healing inside of it. I am here to provide you with the keys to unlock that power inside of you.

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