I would just like to add a few things about health that i have noticed in my research,im gonna number them in list form and be breif because if i dont i'll just end up hogging the thread and probably boring you.
1, The most long lived peoples in the world all have one thing in common, none of them are fat.
2, We should all be eating a whole foods diet consisting of minimally processed organic produce which should ideally be sourced from your local area and should generally be as close to the groups of foods your forefathers would of eaten in the recent past,the body seems to get used to assimilating groups of foods that you historically would of eaten and this should be evident if you look into metabolic typing.
3, Humans are designed to drink water, not things that glow in the dark or are blown up with gas.
Avoid all soft drinks and anything that contains Aspartame,Aspartame causes serious problems in the brain but dont ask Donald Rumsfeld because his friend owns the plant which makes most of the stuff and as im sure your aware Donald was instrumental in getting Aspartame passed safe.
The only exception to water i make in my diet is green tea taken without milk or sugar, i recommend green tea as many black teas contain flouride but green tea generally does not.
High fructose corn syrup is a major no no and a good way to incorperate mercury into your diet via the caustic soda usd to break the corn down,unbelievable!http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/dangers.htm
4,Sugar is a deadly toxin to the body and is only around to make money,END OF DISCUSSION!
5,All disease is predominantly a lack of nutrition or toxicity in the enviroment,however mental attitudes to enviroments and mistaken beliefs surrounding occupational disease are the seeds that set many diseases in motion.
6, Avoid bread,period! it is just another cake, white bread is particuarly damaging and nutritionally devoid of anything worthwile.
7, Avoid breakfast cereals, anything that has been mashed to a pulp boiled pasturised and then has the lowest quality vitamin "fortification" added is not going to help, i find the fact that Kellogs and others get away with doing this staggering.
8,Avoid Flouride at all costs, a pea sized amount of tooth paste swallowed is enough to warrant seeking medical attention,just read the tube it says it right there!
It's the most deadly chemical we put in our bodies and yet we also put it in drinking water ,oh and by the way one glass of drinking water commonly contains the same amount of Flouride as a pea sized amount of toothpaste ,this does depend on where you live so please be aware.
9, Never use a microwave, microwaves alter some protein at the molecular level,switching the molecules to be a mirror of their intended state making them nutritionaly worthless.
10,Anyone wanting to lose weight should do so at a controlled rate, losing weight quickly can be very dangerouse as the body stores unprocessed toxins from the liver in the fat around your waist, if you lose weight quickly you will put huge stress on your body as you make the body process and eliminate all the stored up toxins. beware this chemical hit,very important!!
Finally i think it is helpful to look at your body like a single cell placed in a petri dish, if that cell was you, would you want to be around food that had been in a microwave or would you bath the cell in pesticides from commercially grown fruit and vegetables,all such exposures would lead to death yet we seem to think that its ok to poison our bodies and effectivly kill groups of cells by treating our bodys like dustbins?
If you kill cells in the body your body has to replace them and get rid of the waste,ok you say this happens all the time and happens naturally,please lets not give the body excuses to create unneccesary cell division and difficult waste removal options.
Let food be your medicine and water be the drink of choice,always.
Below is Masaru Emotos film on water,im sure many will of seen it but if you havn't it is a must see.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKotfwpcvWM