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The Definitive Health List

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04 Jul 2012 22:10 - 04 Jul 2012 22:13 #11267 by david
david created the topic: The Definitive Health List
Please share what would be on your essential health giving list of supplements, practices, etc so that together we can compile a shortlist from the longlist. Please argue your case for all items on your list.
I have published this post in the Fast Doctor's Forum so that he may contribute if he wishes to.

I will start with.......intermittent fasting 24hrs per week ;) and Himalayan crystal salt which is supposed to contain all essential minerals.

The main rule here is no negative criticism. However creative criticism is welcome and do give your reasons why you think that an item on the list is not essential. And please don't be afraid to share your ideas even if they are quirky or uncommon. Lets face it many people swear by urine therapy and as I have not read any scientific arguments for or against I can't possibly pass comment even if on a common sense level it seems illogical.

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05 Jul 2012 04:02 #11268 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: The Definitive Health List
Thanks for the opportunity David.

1. Firstly a fast typically STARTS 24 hours after the last meal so I do no less than 30 hours, preferably 40-80 once a week.
2. I personally take NO "supplements" of any kind. I can make a long argument about this but that would detract from this topic.
3. IF you crave any substance, including junk food, whether that craving is due to psychological, social or other reasons or not, you need to have it.. I "schedule" the "bad stuff" to be taken during the last meal before the fast, so that it spends the minimum time inside the body.
4. Always do a cycle of elimination before breaking the fast.
5. A fast is defined by "Zero Taste".. thus air and water only.

One can make a much longer list but then it can become a book...

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.

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05 Jul 2012 14:09 - 05 Jul 2012 14:10 #11275 by Ka
Ka replied the topic: Re: The Definitive Health List
I can't see either why I should need supplements.

My addition to the list would be:
positive thoughts
good relationships with people

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06 Jul 2012 16:02 #11289 by rainynight
rainynight replied the topic: Re: The Definitive Health List
1. Regular fasting
2. High quality fish and/or krill oil
3. Omega 7 from sea buckhorn oil- not for health as much as vanity. Ladies, take it and see what it does for your hair and nails. Amazing! My hair and nails has been growing like a weed since I started about 8 months ago and they are so strong!
4. Vitamin D3, but only because I loath sunlight and avoid it at all costs.
5. Coffee- hey, I'm convinced it's healthy. I chose to read the positive medical studies on it. Afer all, thats the beauty of health studies...you can always find some to defend your position :laugh:
6. Lots of green and herbal tea.

I'm a fan of supplements in moderation. I don't think they can make up for a poor diet, but I do think a few high quality supplements can improve health. I guess I'm more of a happy medium type person.

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06 Jul 2012 19:41 #11295 by david
david replied the topic: Re: The Definitive Health List
Interesting what you say about fish oil. Somewhere on the archived blogs two members Esmee La Fleur and Yuliya have a discussion about the importance of omega oil during a fast. They both found that they needed that supplement while on a long fast. Chia seeds were mentioned as a good source of omega essential fatty acids. I will try to dig up the thread. I was not aware of omega 7 so am curious to learn more. Hair an nails are a good indication of one's level of health and vitality so if it makes your hair shiny and beautiful then it must also work wonders for the rest of your body. As for Vitamin D3 there has been much written about it lately and I have a friend who is knowledgeable on health matters as well as being a therapist who claims it helps him with his epilepsy. High doses of Vitamin D3 are recommended to achieve the necessary levels for optimal health. I would also like to better understand the downside to these supplements.
I would also like to add Spirulina to the list for exactly the same reasons you give for Omega 7 though the effects are very pronounced on the skin.
Thanks for contributing :)

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