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It was in New Life Magazine, an alternative health magazine, and it was written by David Wolfe, who is arguably the most well-known figure in the raw food world. While the title says it is the 10 Top Natural Remedies for Women’s Health, I believe that the list is just as applicable to men.
He mentions one of the most popular medicinal mushrooms, reishi. Very high in antioxidants, protects body from free radicals, and good for heart disease and blood pressure.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
He talks about how these are important for women to balance hormones. David Wolfe also mentions how an excess of omega-6 fatty acids and rancid trans-fatty acids lead to inflammation in the body.
David suggests foods that have alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) – chlorella, marine phytoplankton, hemp seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds. For non-vegetarians, fish oil.
B-Vitamins are essential, especially B-6, B-9 and B-12. They help fight stress and combat environmental toxicity that gets into our bodies.
A superfood from the Andes that has been around for thousands of years. It is an adaptogen that increases energy, strength and libido, and contains 10% protein and 20 amino acids.
David Wolfe quotes Donna Gates, the author of The Body Ecology Diet, who says that consuming probiotics and eating fermented foods help to keep the immune system strong.
An herb in Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years. David Wolfe says that it is great for anti-aging and for the immune system.
Sun-dried, red berries that have been used in Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. Great for the eyes, high in antioxidants and associated with longevity and beauty.
My Take: I like goji berries and they are a very popular superfood within the raw food community.
David Wolfe is a massive fan of cacao, has written books on it and touts it all of the time. He believes that it is the strongest antioxidant on the planet, #1 source of manganese, elevates mood and balances brain chemistry.
David Wolfe says raw aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, E and many other minerals and amino acids. It is also important for weight loss and has anti-fungal properties.
By walking barefoot on the earth (grass, sand, soil, forest, etc.), we can help neutralize the electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and other types of radiation from all of the computers, cell phones, PDAs and Wi-Fi. Connecting with the energy of the earth is critical and is the most powerful antioxidant that we can access.
David Wolfe mentions a book called Earthing by Clint Ober, who has compiled research on this subject, and it looks very, very interesting.