Get Healthy!

January 22, 2008 at 11:27 pm 9 comments

I am always on the look out for a great summary of my ideas on healthy living…and I came across this site. Here is the “Health Ranger’s” Health Tips. They coincide with mine perfectly…so I wanted to share them with you. I am in absolute AWE of how most of this country eats…and what they allow their children to eat. It’ s so saddening. Also, please check out this alternative to the traditional “Food Pyramid”.

Health Tips

  • Exercise regularly: some form of cardio at least three times a week!
  • Drink lots of water, it’s mother nature’s most versatile medicine
  • Get 6-9 hours of sleep daily
  • Meditate
  • Buy locally grown, organic goods, preferably in season, as often as you can
  • Nutritional supplements: whole food supplements, organic vitamins, Standard Process tablets, Alive! supplements, vitamin C
  • Rainforest herbs: Amazon herbs, chanca piedra, etc.
  • Enjoy one hour of full exposure to intense natural sunlight on a near-daily basis with no sunscreen (important for vibrational nutrition and essential for mental health, bone density, vitamin D production, etc.)
  • Take absolutely no prescription drugs or pharmaceuticals whatsoever
  • No visits to M.D.s or western medical doctors (visit naturopathic physicians only)
  • No following the USDA’s ridiculous Food Guide Pyramid
  • No steroids, andro supplements or other questionable bodybuilding supplements
  • No diet pills, stimulants or fat burning pills
  • No fad dieting.

The Health Ranger Avoid List

  • Sodium nitrite (causes cancer)
  • MSG / monosodium glutamate / yeast extract (causes obesity and nerve damage)
  • Hydrogenated oils (causes heart disease)
  • High-fructose corn syrup / sugar / sucrose (causes diabetes and obesity)
  • Artificial colors (causes behavioral disorders)
  • Aspartame (causes brain damage, optic nerve damage)
  • Homogenized milk fats (cause heart disease and cardiovascular disorders)
  • Red meat (absolutely no beef, pork, or other red meat)
  • Cows’ milk, cheese and dairy products
  • Soft drinks, junk foods, snack foods or fast foods
  • Processed foods such as cookies, crackers, frozen dinners, etc.
  • Fried foods
  • White flour and any foods containing white flour
  • Refined carbohydrates such as breads, cereals, pastries, pizza dough, etc.
  • Fruit juice drinks
  • Brand-name laundry detergents (loaded with toxic fragrance chemicals)
  • Popular deodorants (contain aluminum)
  • Fluoride toothpaste (fluoride is a dangerous ingredient)
  • Popular shampoos / soaps / conditioners (all contain harmful fragrance chemicals)
  • Dryer sheets (contain fragrance chemicals)

Top Picks

  • Chinese Herbs: Dragon Herbs
  • Multivitamins: Life Extension Mix
  • Superfood Supplement: Berry Green by New Chapter & Emerald Balance
  • Minerals Supplement: Catalyst Altered Trace from Baseline Nutritionals
  • Hemp Protein Shakes: Nutiva
  • Sea Salt: Himalayan Crystal Salt from Transition Nutrition
  • Face care: Amazon Herb’s Lluvia line
  • Personal care: Organix South & Pangea Organics
  • Pet products:
  • Agave nectar: Madhava, Sweet Cactus Farms or Good Cause Wellness
  • Spirulina: Cyanotech
  • House cleaning products: Amazon Herb’s Clean & Green & Dr. Bronner’s

The Health Ranger Recipe For Health

  • Juice Feasting
  • Quinoa (boiled, used as cereal or soup base)
  • Hemp products
  • Almond milk
  • Healthy oils from RAW: avocados, extra virgin coconut oil, macadamia nuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts, flax oil, olive oil
  • Daily breakfast with supergreens shake: 2 cups soymilk + 1 scoop supergreens powder + 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel + 1 tablespoon coconut oil + coral calcium powder + stevia + chocolate rice protein + natural peanut butter
  • Superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, sea vegetables, broccoli sprouts, sunflower sprouts, wheat grass, and various greens powders
  • Massive quantities of vegetables: salad greens, cilantro, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, snow peas, okra, tomatoes, zucchini, etc.
  • Raw, fresh fruits, especially berries (massive quantities of blueberries)
  • Healing foods such as garlic, ginger, onions, etc.

Entry filed under: Healthy Eating.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Denise  |  January 23, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I needed to read this today! I am feeling like “freaky vegan girl” and your post made me feel all happy. We are always on the same wavelength when it comes to food, beauty and cleaning 🙂

  • 2. livelightly  |  January 23, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Wooo girl! I miss me some Denise freaky vegan cookin’…good stuff.

  • 3. shawn  |  January 23, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Am I allowed to say ‘crap’? I thought I was doing good to switch to organic poptarts. I am in bad shape. Less bad shape than a few days ago, before I started reading Plenty (100 Mile Diet). But bad shape no less. Thanks for keeping the wheels turning!

  • 4. Everday Yogini  |  January 23, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I love that food pyramid!! I’ve been lurking, reading your posts and really enjoying your site!! It always makes me happy to see people celebrating life and food!!

  • 5. Rachel H  |  January 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    You know Rachel likey a good list. Thank you!

  • 6. Sarah B.  |  January 24, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Sara–thanks so much for the continued inspiration.

    I’m wondering if you can talk a bit about your own philosophy in regards to when you would personally visit an M.D.? For instance, under what circumstance might you consider visiting one? Also, do you believe there is ever any need for a prescription med, such as antibiotics?

  • 7. Frustrated  |  January 28, 2008 at 3:11 am

    I agree that many people need to change their lifestyles and get off their medications, but I feel so isolated by your comments about pharmaceuticals and western medicine. I have a serious health issue that despite very careful lifestyle choices (many that you’ve listed) I am only able to manage with medication.

    It’s very easy for some one lucky enough to have their health make such an ignorant statement. I encourage you to revaluate your reasons for posting such a ridiculous and potentially harmful item.

  • 8. livelightly  |  January 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Frustrated…I’m sorry that you were offended by this post. My statement (and actually, this was not “my statement”…it’s something I copied from a site I like). It’s not a ridiculous idea to think that we can be healed without western medicine…and more people need to start thinking this way. In my opinion, a traditional doctor is more “potentially harmful” than this post or similar ideas. This blog contains own PERSONAL health ideals…that does not mean that everyone must agree with or abide by them. I do believe that most things, even diseases and cancer CAN be cured by food and lifestyle. But, some are not and will require western medicine. There is definitely a time and place for it. I am not completely against western medicine. I do think it is overused. I am sorry that you are going through some health issues right now…I hope you will stick around even though our ideas differ.

  • 9. deidre  |  May 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Awesome information – we do what we can to be healthy – a site that I love for ailments is


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