The Raphaology Lifestyle: Make The Switch To Peak Foods
Suffering from liver cancer, kidney disease, gluten intolerance and several other maladies, Dr. Morning Wolf knew she needed to find a cure, a way to heal. As part of her healing, she to traveled to different countries, where she learned the healing practices of other indigenous cultures, and realized she was able to heal herself using said discovered practices.
She called it Raphaology. This is a type of lifestyle and a way of eating that goes beyond your typical organic lifestyle. Raphaology focuses on only eating food with “peak” nutritional value.
Peak foods are foods that have not been altered by man and have absorbed life-force energy from the sun in the form of enzymes and other nutrients. These foods provide the greatest ability for your body to digest and assimilate its nutrients, feeding each gland and organ what it needs to heal and thrive.
To help improve your health with Raphaology, below is a list of Dr. Wolf’s 10 recommendations:
1. Instead of apples, eat pears or mangoes.
|Have you noticed the shelf life of an apple can be a few months? A pear will break down in a matter of weeks. This is indicative of the higher enzyme potential in pears to digest food.|
2. Instead of carrots, eat yams or jicama.
|Have you ever heard of people’s skin turning orange after eating a lot of carrots? Dr. Wolf says this happens because the beta-carotene in carrots is not as assimilable to the human body. If the body cannot process it, it stores it in the skin. Yams are a better source of beta-carotene.|
3. Instead of blueberries, eat blackberries, raspberries, strawberries or cranberries.
|Blueberries used to break down very quickly indicating higher enzyme activity. Now they sit on the shelf a lot longer. If you eat strawberries, just make sure that they are organic because pesticides are prevalent in commercial strawberries.|
4. Instead of coffee, drink Papua New Guinea coffee.
|This coffee is actually alkalizing and detoxifying to the system. I’ve not been able to find it in Arizona, but you can purchase it online at www.lborganic.com.|
5. Instead of oatmeal, eat barley flakes.
|Barley is more alkalizing to your system. Again, make it organic. After looking all around Arizona for organic barley, I finally found it at Whole Foods.|
6. Instead of chicken eggs, eat duck eggs.
|The reason for this is that chickens have been so affected by the food industry that it is difficult to find a chicken that hasn’t been altered, even if it is organic. According to Dr. Wolf, an organic chicken should be about the size of your fist. If the chickens on the rotisserie of the grocery stores I frequent are any indication of average size, then I don’t think I’ve ever seen an organic chicken.|
7. Instead of beef, eat bison.
|Bison has been protected from being injected with hormones. They also do not produce a fear hormone when slaughtered which can help maintain the integrity of the meat.|
8. Instead of russet potatoes, eat organic red potatoes.
|A while back, there was a brand of potatoes that had been genetically modified. The reports I have seen say they are no longer on the market. My current understanding is that red potatoes have never been genetically modified.|
9. Instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, use Sucanat (brand), grade B maple syrup, or honey.
|These are more natural for the body, and grade B maple syrup is full of minerals, especially manganese. Manganese is what keeps your ileocecal valve strong. Sugar can strip manganese from your system, and if that ileocecal valve is weak, it can lead to systemic Candida, so make the simple switch to grade B maple syrup.|
10. Instead of salt, use Real Salt.
|This is a brand of salt that comes from an ancient seabed in Utah. It is unrefined salt and contains more than 60 trace minerals. The rule of thumb is that the salt you ingest should come from the continent you live on because it has the right balance of minerals for the people who live on that continent.|
You can find a list of more alternative foods on Nurtured Living’s website.
You can also find out how to live a healthier lifestyle in the book “Living Beyond Organic” by Christina Avaness.