The advice given here are general dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Eating a balanced wholefoods diet and eating consciously are beneficial for everyday life and for longevity, but additionally there are certain foods that may require the body to spend more effort to digest and absorb and those foods in particular should probably be eliminated or severely reduced from the diet.
Along with the body requirements of being in balance, making food and water intake an active, mindful part of one’s life will help bring focus and stillness to the mind and emotions.
As taste and smell are an intricate part of one’s life, either or both can trigger emotional recollections that can produce anxiety. Therefore making note of foods that we associate with negative life events is a good practice and we should be conscious of those foods and eliminate them during the preparatory phase of a performance.
Our bodies function best when the pH levels are balanced. It is very rare for people to have a too alkaline inner environment and more likely that we are on the acidic side. Staying toward the alkaline pH levels benefits the body. Some foods cause the body to become more acidic.
Reducing inflammatory foods and increasing the intake of anti-inflammatory foods removes stress from our bodies and will allow us to function more effectively and with less physical and mental discomforts.
General Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations
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It is also important to take our time and enjoy the process of cooking, tasting and eating. When utterly savoring the food we ingest, even if it is not a healthful food, our body is more able to digest it and metabolize the nutrients.