What to Do
Michael B. Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM
whole, unprocessed foods as much as possible. Shop in the outer isles
of the supermarket where fruits, vegetables and whole, unprocessed foods
organic. Eat organic foods as much as possible.
a wide variety of foods with different colors. Rotating foods helps
to prevent the development of food sensitivity and encourages the use of a
wide variety of foods.
raw foods. Try to eat a lot of raw foods, such as salads and fruit.
fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and high quality
pure, non-chlorinated and non-fluoridated water.
food allergies or sensitivities when developing an individual diet. Elimination
of suspected foods followed by challenge is probably the way of
determining food sensitivities. However, a variety of food allergy blood
tests, kinesiology, trials of metabolic or blood type diets can also be
used. The most common food sensitivities in the U.S. are foods containing
gluten (wheat, rye, barley, and some oats), dairy products, corn and soy.
very well before swallowing. Preferably, there should be at least 30
to 50 chews until food in the mouth has become liquid (mixed with
supplements should be used in most cases.
stretching, weight training and cardiovascular exercise, at least 45
minutes, four times a week. Exercise programs should be started slowly
when first introduced, preferably under competent supervision.
permitting, try to expose yourself to sunlight during the day without
sunglasses and without suntan lotion for at least 15 to 30 minutes
(preferably more); but don't get sunburned.
Use any of various techniques, such as yoga, meditation, Qi Gong, Reiki,
etc. to deal with stresses of life. Do psychotherapy if necessary.
Improve relationships, making them fruitful and fulfilling. To improve
couples relationships, see the book Getting the Love You Want by
Harville Hendrix, PhD
work with recreation, exercise, and nurturing relationships.