Eating the correct food is the single most important thing that you can do for yourself every day, for the rest of your life.
A simple question, if you drive a gasoline or petrol car, would you fill the tank with diesel fuel? For most of us that's a stupid question as we know that putting the wrong fuel into our car will cause mechanical problems, plus the added expense of repairs. So why do so many people choose to eat rubbish food and supply their body with rubbish fuel? Why are cola drinks more popular than water, or candy eaten in preference to fruit? How come people love to eat white rice, but screw their nose up at brown? Why are people constantly putting the wrong fuel into their body, but expect it to perform to it's highest potential?
Did you know that all the heavily marketed foods and drinks are nutrient dead? Unfortunately they have the uncanny ability to starve your cells of the life giving nourishment they require to keep you alive.
Improving one's diet is the foundation of all health, and as such, provides the building blocks to help overcome Pyroluria.
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Beneficial Foods For Pyroluria
In an ideal world, eating fresh, homegrown, organic food would be an everyday occurrence. However this may not be reality for many people. Consuming a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, grass fed meats, wild caught seafood, legumes, pulses, beans and free range eggs provides the framework that advances all other Pyroluria treatment. The trick is to try and incorporate as many different colored foods into the daily diet as possible. This will not only give nutritional diversity, but increase the body's antioxidant intake.
For more information on beneficial foods for Pyroluria, please feel free to download the various PDF's available in our free resources section on Pyroluria Foods.
Why Is Eating Healthy Important?
Every single cell in the body's needs a variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients and antioxidants to function properly. Without these nutrients cells won't work, they get sick or fatigued, or worse still they mutate or die. Poor cellular function results in a myriad of health conditions ranging from reoccurring colds and flu's, through to more serious ailments such as depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, eventually culminating with life threatening illnesses such as dementia and cancer.
Pyroluria sufferers are naturally low in the essential nutrients zinc, vitamin B6, biotin and gamma linolenic acid, as well as having dramatically reduced amounts of antioxidants which protect your cells. Deficiencies in these nutrients seriously compromises the cellular health of any Pyroluria sufferer. Whilst there are nutritional supplements like Pyrrole Support and Antioxidant Support that are essential in helping manage Pyroluria, as important as these are, the correct diet has far-reaching health benefits, for it provides the correct fuel and energy that so many cells and organs crave.
Start today by writing down everything you eat and drink for 24 hours. If you can do more that's even better. Once you have written down what you have consumed, be honest with yourself, and look to how you can incorporate the above-mentioned beneficial food groups into your daily diet. This will be a big positive step forward in reclaiming your health, and is something only you can do.
Food for thought - Did you know that caffeine, alcohol and sugar, either destroy or depletes zinc, vitamin B6 and biotin?
Hopefully this article has given you an insight into why a nutrient rich, natural diet is essential not only in helping with Pyroluria, but improving all aspects of our health and vitality.
This article was updated on 10/06/2015 by Greg Newson ND