Diamond's 10 Tips for Keeping Your Body at Maximum
Best selling author Harvey
Diamond served in Vietnam
and is a survivor of exposure to the Agent Orange herbicide
used to defoliate the jungles of Southeast Asia. When
diagnosed with a condition with no known cure that
destroys the muscles of the body, he, like many of
his buddies, was told to prepare to die. Now thirty
years later, one of the few remaining survivors with
this debilitating condition, he credits his survival
to his maintaining a healthy and fluid lymph system.
Years of research forms the basis for his current international
best selling book, The Fit for Life Solution, How to
Identify and Successfully Eradicate The Cause of Pain,
Fatigue and Disease - NOW! “ A poorly functioning
immune system that can’t fend off toxins is guaranteed
to cause disease”, says Harvey Diamond, author
of the acclaimed Fit For Life book series. “Only
a strong healthy immune system will keep toxins from
lodging in your body.” “ Keep it clean
and moving and the toxins don’t have a chance
to sink in, take hold, destroy your body and cause
disease”, says Diamond.
Tips for Keeping
Your Body at
1. Eat living foods as much and as often
as you can.
You are a living body, so feed that body living food.
Eat lots of fresh and cooked vegetables, raw or slightly
cooked, and fresh fruit. Plants are filled with the
nutrients, compounds and substances that promote life,
something canned and frozen foods tend to lack. These
essential materials allow the immune system to strengthen
itself and work more effectively and more efficiently.
Eat organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible
to avoid pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and chemical
fertilizers. Many of these residual chemicals are toxic
or can’t be digested, broken down or flushed
out of your body. Pesticides and many chemicals bio-accumulate
in the cells or bones in your body and eventually may
trigger cancers or other toxic chemical disease reactions.
2. Eat fruit correctly – alone – or
before anything else.
Fruit is to be eaten alone. Alone fruit turns into
energy faster than any other food because it is the
only food that does not require digestive energy. It
should be eaten before other anything else. It should
not be eaten with anything else, or after a meal. When
eaten alone fruit tends to be alkaline when it enters
you stomach. However, when fruit is combined with wheat,
meat, dairy or vegetables it turns to acid in your
stomach. As a result, it doesn’t get digested
and instead ferments producing alcohol, which in turn
promotes a build up of toxins over time, and is one
of the primary causes of diseases such as cancer.
3. Eat more salads.
Salads are living foods. Every time there is a great
discovery of a compound that helps cancer or other
human maladies, it comes from the plant kingdom. You’ll
never find an amazing discovery that has been isolated
in a pork chop.
4. Reduce animal products in your diet.
Scientific evidence abounds showing that animal products,
especially meats and poultry raised in feedlots with
antibiotics and artificial hormones, are associated
with more and more diseases. The human lymph system
is not designed to break these artificial materials
down so they can be washed away. They tend to remain
and build up in our bodies, creating stockpiles of
toxic chemicals that eventually can overwhelm the body’s
5. Reduce or even eliminate dairy products
from your diet.
Dairy products are a real health hazard to many people.
They contain no useful fiber or complex carbohydrates
and are laden with saturated fat and cholesterol. Milk
is often contaminated from pesticides, hormones, and
antibiotics. Dairy products are known to be a major
cause of allergies, constipation, obesity, heart disease,
cancer, and other diseases. Many doctors including
the late Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's leading authority
on child care, have spoken out against feeding cow's
milk to children. Doctors have shown it causes anemia,
allergies, and insulin-dependent diabetes. More and
more studies are showing that dairy products may actually
cause osteoporosis, not help prevent it, since their
high-protein content leaches calcium from the body.
Dairy products create an immense amount of mucus in
your body and your lymph system has to work overtime
to rid the body of this unnatural product.
6. Eat light in the morning, preferably
fruit or vegetables or juices.
Go light at lunch. Lay off the heavy sweets in mid-afternoon.
Don’t eat heavy just before you go to sleep.
Digestion requires more energy than any other function
of the body, which is why you feel tired after eating,
and why you rush to the coffee machine to perk you
up. Eat a light breakfast. Leave about three hours
without eating before you go to sleep. The body needs
to rest, not work on digesting food that saps energy
7. Drink lots of pure water every day.
The living body is about 70% water and through natural
daily movement and evaporation your body loses 2 quarts
of water a day. You need to replenish water because
your body does not manufacture it on its own. Drink
a minimum of eight, eight ounce glasses a day to replace
the 2 quarts of water your body loses. The medical
benefits of water are many – there are more medical
miracles associated with water than any other substance
known to mankind. It is the single most important food
you can ingest and is known to help treat and even
cure heartburn, backache, headache, upset stomach,
diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. If you have
any of these diseases, you may just be suffering from
dehydration, along with 75 percent of the rest of the
8. Exercise daily.
Exercise more and more every day till you change your
You can improve how you look, how you feel, and how
much you enjoy every day. You’ll get more energy
from increasing how much you exercise even if you just
start with a twenty minute walk every day. Physical
activity is essential to get you heart pumping blood
moving through your system to bring oxygen to your
brain and flush toxins from your body. Movement and
activity cleanses the lymph system. Find something
fun and do it regularly. Get energized and spice up
9. Take fewer prescription drugs.
Medications are only necessary when you are sick. The
rest of the time medications can compromise your physical
and mental fitness. Drugs and medications may also
interact with each other and produce negative side
effects. The body can’t break down many drugs
easily. Like pesticides and hormones they build up
in the muscle, bones, skin and cells of your body and
interfere with normal body function. Study what you
are taking and search out natural alternatives, and
make the switch. Find an herbal food consultant or
find a dietitian or nutritionist to help you.
10. Think positive thoughts. Find the rainbow
You attitude is the most important factor that will
influence what happens to you in your life. Develop
and keep a positive attitude about everything. Be grateful
for everything, for everyone and for every moment of
your life. Wake up and start each day by repeating
positive thoughts out loud fifty times! Watch what
happens then! Ask who can I bestow love upon rather
than who loves me or worse, who is out to get me today.
Ask what can I do to make someone happy rather than
why should I be happy today, or worse, who’s
going to yell at me and make my day miserable. Look
for find and focus on the good things around you. Choose
to spend your time thinking about the good things you
find. See your life as a glass half full, rather than
one half empty. You attitude will make the difference
in your life.