healthHow is this possible?  It turns out that “healthy” has a body weight component to it.  When the Gerson Therapy returns your body to a “healthy” or “healing” condition, it will find a healthy weight for you, tend towards that weight at its own pace, and, once there, will maintain that weight as long as you eat enough calories (of the proper food) to function normally.

Think about this: The SAD (Standard American Diet) is the average diet consumed by most Americans.  That includes gobs of sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), MSG, food processing chemicals, preservatives, flavor enhancers, food colorings, and very little of what you really need.  As soon as you process food, all the enzymes are gone, the suger, salt and other sodium content skyrockets, nutrients are cooked away or destroyed, and all you’re getting is toxic and empty calories.  Of course you’ll still be hungry after that kind of meal; your body is getting none of the nutrients it needs.  Some people react by eating more, blowing up like fat balloons, others respond by attempting to cover the craving and [toxin-caused] pain by taking increasingly dangerous drugs.  (The largest selling over-the-counter drug type sold in the US is analgesic, or pain killer.)  Neither of these responses is necessary, both are highly destructive.

Let’s delve into the mechanics of the above paragraph a bit.  First a few numbers.  The SAD contains approximately 140 grams (g.) per day of fat.  The average weight gain of the sedentary American is less than five pounds per year, otherwise everyone would weigh 300 pounds in very short order.  While many such people exist, they are not the majority of the population, or even the average.

Now, 140 g. is 5 ounces (1 ounce = 28 g.).  This means that every day, the average American consumes 5 ounces of fat.  In three days, that’s 15 ounces, or nearly a pound.  To make it easier to calculate, call it a pound.  In a month, or ten three-day periods, we consume ten pounds of fat, and in twelve months, 12 x 10 lb., or 120 lb. of fat.  Let’s say the average American gains about 5 lb. per year (that’s already a lot, because in 20 years, that’s a gain of 5 x 20 lb., or 100 lb.).  Again, the average American is a sedentary creature, not given to spending hours at the gym, preferring instead to spend the time in front of a TV, switching channels with a remote, not even getting up to select the show.

What does that mean?  It means that we are consuming well over 100 pounds per year of fat, and only gaining 5 pounds in a given year, despite being generally sedentary.  Where does all the rest of that fat go, if we’re not burning it off at the gym?

That’s easy.  Our body, in a desperate attempt to maintain a healthy structure (and that’s what it does best), is dumping most of that fat all by itself.  Imagine that!  We are already losing over 100 pounds of fat every year.  The only reason that we continue to stay fat, or even gain a bit of weight, is that our consumption is keeping just ahead of our body’s ability to get rid of the offending material.

What can you do with this information?  The opportunity is spectacular, if you just think about it a little bit.  If our bodies are capable of dumping 100+ pounds of fat per year, and clearly they are, then all we have to do to lose weight is to stop pouring so much fat into it on a daily basis!  Cut out half of the fat intake we are used to, and we will start losing 50+ pounds of fat per year, automatically!  Cut out more, and we can lose 100 pounds per year without having to work out daily, sweat, take time out of our busy TV watching schedule.  In fact, our bodies already are losing that much weight, but we’re dumping more in.  All we have to do is to start eating food that nourishes us, and stop eating the food that fattens us without nourishing our body’s needs, and we will quickly return to a healthy weight.

Does it work that way?  Of course it does.  That’s the way we’re built.  But nourishing food is not easy to come by in our culture.  The foods on offer at Safeway, A&P, Piggly Wiggly and other national and regional supermarkets are loaded with additives, colorings, chemicals, preservatives and other poisons.  GMOs, Aspartame and MSG are particularly harmful, as is salt and sugar, and even worse, HFCS.  Start eating fresh, organic foods, stop eating animal protein (meat, pork, chicken, fish, dairy, eggs, anything that comes from an animal), which comes with large doses of animal fat, stop eating the foods you know to be bad, and the weight will just drop off by itself.  Bingo, you’re on your way to a healthier, fitter you.

And, by the way, you’ll be powerfully protecting yourself against a whole slew of chronic, degenerative diseases, including cancer, heart attack, stroke and diabetes!


the power of natural healing

Join author and international speaker Howard Straus on a journey to help you discover the power of natural healing.  As grandson of Dr. Max Gerson (creator of Gerson Therapy) and the son of the ever popular health advocate, Charlotte Gerson, Howard has been a lifelong champion of natural health and healing methods that really work.  Each week, Howard will interview researchers, authors and experts well known in the natural healing field, who will discuss their views and share valuable information that you can use to take control of your health. The Power of Natural Healing is broadcast live every Monday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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