What The Body Needs: Healthy Nutrition, Exercise & Rest
Let me start with nutrition. First, I'll explain a little bit about nutrition
with an analogy. One of my colleagues once had her office in a building
where the bricks would just fall off for no apparent reason.
The first time I visited her office she warned me, “Don't park too close to the building or you
may find a brick in your windshield!” It seems that the original contractor who built the
building did not mix the correct materials in the proper proportions for the mortar that held
the bricks in place. Consequently, the mortar failed prematurely and bricks would
unexpectedly fall off the building and sometimes strike vehicles and/or people.
Now, of course, the recipe for mortar is just a few simple ingredients. The point is that if the
right ingredients are not there and if they are not in the correct proportions and properly
mixed together, the mortar will fail long before it should. This is not only very serious but
also extremely expensive.
Now the human body is much, much more complex and, of course, much more precious
than mortar. But the principle is the same. If the proper building blocks, the nutrients your
body requires, are not available to your body in the correct proportions then your body will
fail long before it should.
Think about it for a moment. Your body needs oxygen every moment. Your brain cannot go
without it for more than three or four minutes or your brain begins to die. That's why we
breathe air continuously. Now, air is composed of more than just oxygen. Close to 80% of air
is Nitrogen. Nearly 20% of air is Oxygen and a few percent of air is Carbon Dioxide. The rest
of our air on this planet is made up of very small amounts of rare gases like Neon, Xenon and
When your body needs Oxygen, Nitrogen just won't do the job that Oxygen does. Nitrogen
cannot support cell metabolism. Your body cannot substitute Nitrogen for Oxygen.
Obviously, Carbon Dioxide won't work either. In just the same way, your body cannot
substitute one nutrient for another and without the proper nutrients at the time they are
needed, your body will eventually fail.
Now, of course, the failure of your body is considerably more serious than the failure of
mortar since your body is the only place you can live while you are here in this world. The
failure of mortar can be corrected, no matter how expensive it might turn out to be. On the
other hand, the failure of your body can mean anything from painful suffering all the way up
to and including to the possibility of death.
The truth is, the human body is so complex that even the experts cannot agree on exactly
what nutrition it needs. However, one thing is abundantly clear: the nutrients, the building
blocks, that your body needs are simply no longer in the foods that are available through the
places where we normally shop. Consequently, if you are to have a healthy body, you
absolutely must complement your nutrition with some form of high quality nutritional
Here again, the experts simply cannot agree on exactly what the body needs. The choices are
absolutely mind boggling. That's why it made sense to me to choose to follow the
recommendations of the most highly renowned figure in the world of nutrition, Dr. Earl
Mindell. Dr. Mindell is the person who wrote the world famous Vitamin Bible which turned
out to be the best selling book on nutrition ever written. (It sold more than 10 million copies
in 30 languages since it was published in 1979.)
Dr. Mindell's newest discovery, a breakthrough in the field of nutrition, is the ancient Goji
Berry (Lycium Barbarum) from the Himalayas. To learn more about the amazing ways that
the Goji Berry helps the human body and my own experiences using it go to my page The
Amazing Goji Berry. The page will open in a new window.
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery.
Each new day brings with it a chance for a new beginning. The choices you
make today don't have to be influenced by what happened to you in the
past. Today, right now, this very moment, is your only moment of power.
Right now is the only opportunity you have to begin changing the
undesirable patterns in your unconscious mind that keep you trapped in the
past. This is what my Wilson Method Empowerment Hypnosis© helps you to
do. Use this moment, right now to make a new and better choice for you.
Edward John Wilson, M.Ed., L.P.C., C.Ht.