13 Nov Benefits of Superfoods and The Sanctuary Food Paradigm
Benefits of Superfoods
More and more people are learning about the benefits of superfoods. We live in a time of unprecedented abundance bursting with incredible opportunities for healing at record-breaking speed and efficiency! We are currently the inheritors of a vast encyclopedia of traditional medicinal systems developed over thousands of years from many diverse regions across the planet. The legacy of Chinese Medicine, Aryuveda, Amazonian Shamanism, Folk Herbalism and many other systems of holistic health are now all available together under one all encompassing umbrella. No preexisting condition is insurmountable in this very new and exciting time we live in! Explore the benefits of superfoods. Modern research in the phyto-nutrient composition of “food” has led to the development of an entire new categorization process. The term “Superfood” has been recently coined by scientists and cutting edge researchers in the fields of health and longevity in order to explain the abnormally high levels of nutrients in certain foods when compared to conventional and even some organic foods. The Sanctuary introduces the benefits of superfoods by incorporating many of the top Superfoods on the planet into the daily menu plan such as:
- Goji Berries
- Bee Products
- Micro algae (Spirulina, AFA, Marine Phytoplankton)
- Chia seeds
- Aloe Vera
Healing Benefits of Superfoods
The benefits of superfoods have become more important now than ever before. Due to the national depletion of fertile soil since the 1950’s, Superfoods provide an easy approach to correcting the current nutrition puzzle. They provide a raw, organic, whole food approach to incorporating essential vitamins, minerals, protein, enzymes, antioxidants, etc. back into a potentially depleted body. This simple act of ingesting foods so abundantly high in nutrients can lead to some profound changes in a client’s overall state of being.
“Too many of us live in a state of poor health, lethargy, and moderate obesity. Life continues on, yet slowly we lose our full capabilities, and our quality of life decreases in spite of material successes. Underlying conditions such as back pains, headaches, joint inflammation, arthritis, skin problems, etc. slowly increase while doctor visits and surgeries continue to simply mask symptoms and remove diseased tissues without ever rooting out the underlying causes of overall poor health.”
“I am 100% sure it is possible at any age to change our destiny into one of pain-free and vibrant health by intelligently utilizing the power and benefits of superfoods supplements, superherbs, raw and living foods, and holistic healing technologies. We can alter our course and remake ourselves right now at this very second by eating the best foods ever—superfoods. Superfoods are true health substances. The benefits of superfoods include improvement in the severity of nearly every major disease condition known, such as:
- Chronic Fatigue
- High blood pressure
- Nervous system disorders
- Poor Immunity
- Skin disorders”
(David Wolfe, Superfoods)
You Are What You Eat (Eat Superfoods)
The Sanctuary at Sedona takes all of this into consideration when strategizing and planning daily menus. We are avid believers and practitioners in the “add in” approach to healing the body, mind, and spirit through the benefits of superfoods and its nutrition. Simply by adding in some of these highly ennobled and extremely nutrient dense foods, the system will naturally begin to balance itself and reconnect with the body’s own innate healing intelligence. Eating and preparing raw foods, superfoods, and organic foods grown with love is all about connection. Once we begin introducing food of such high quality into our lives, the tendency towards health and life promoting practices is literally inevitable.
Chris Holden is a classically trained chef and Culinary Institute of America graduate. His understanding of the benefits of superfoods, as well as his relationship with food is one of extreme passion and enthusiasm, which is reflected in his cuisine daily.
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