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The general belief today remains if you eat all the right foods and exercise regularly, nothing more is needed to maintain good health. This is based on the father of medicine Hippocrates teaching of long ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” What you put into your mouth, the quantity and the frequency, is critical to good health. However maximizing cellular health is more complex than that. As best stated by a Board Certified Anti-Aging physician active in the stem cell arena (with 30 years of traditional medical experience including teaching at the University of Texas Medical School), “you simply cannot eat enough of the right foods to get the nutrients you need to maximize cellular health … certainly not without getting fat!” (1)

So how do you get what you need to live the healthiest long life possible while maintaining a great body?

1. You will be healthier than the general public if you – eat right, exercise regularly, minimize stress, minimize exposure to toxins, and get adequate sleep. See Dr. Deepak Chopra’s short article, “7 Secretes to Grow Younger and Live Longer.

2. But to truly maximize your cellular health you need to also: (a) take the right supplements and superfoods daily, (b) find a qualified nutritional therapy expert, (c) undergo testing and assessment of your special characteristics, and (d) participate in nutritional IV protocols, natural hormone therapies and whatever other protocols are suggested by your natural health expert practitioner. If you can afford it, consider an annual anti-aging stem cell infusion boost.

3. JUICE, ideally organic fruits and vegetables (ideally also enhanced with superfood concentrates), using a slow juicer that does not heat up and destroy sensitive enzymes and other nutrients. This could be the most important and simplest method to enhance health naturally. Read More on juicing from Dr. Lodi.

Some interesting food related quotes by famous leaders to drive home how important food and nutrition is to your life:

Let food by thy medicine. Hippocrates. The Doctor of the future will give little medicine but rather educate patients on the care and maintenance of the body. Thomas Edison. “Malnourishment underlies nearly all ailments. Disease preys on malnourished bodies. Food crops grown on depleted soils do not provide adequate nutrition.” the late Professor Cavanaugh, Agricultural Chemist, Cornell University, and one of the first people to study and promote the nutritional benefits of sea plants and vegetables.

Our body requires a variety of nutrients (numbering into the hundreds) and phytonutrients (numbering into the thousands) taken regularly for proper function and optimal cellular health. That is why concentrated superfoods are so important. Click here for an example of a super high quality superfood concentrate product excellent for starting your day and in lieu of snacks or meals throughout the day.

Our Shop “superfood” products contain wide arrays of nutrient dense raw foods.

Common food categories include:

  • Algae
  • Barks
  • Cacti
  • Cereals (see Grains)
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Fruits
  • Grains
  • Grasses
  • Herbs
  • Leaf
  • Legumes (Beans-Lignans)
  • Meats
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Roots
  • Seavegetables
  • Seaweeds
  • Seeds
  • Vegetables (cruciferous, umbelliferous, …)
  • Water

See “Nutrient Categories” for a more detailed discussion of the compounds of nutritive value within foods including sugars, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, fiber, enzymes, and pro and pre-biotics.

Some of the main food categories and popular food items within these categories are listed below.

Marine Foods

Algae, Bladderwrack (Fucus Verisculosus), Blue Algae, Chitosan, Chlorella, Dulse (Palmaria Palmata), Dunaliella, Iris Moss (Condrus Crispus), Kelp Atlantic (Laminaria Digitata), Kelp Pacific (Laminaria Macrocystis), Nori, Seaweed (Sargassum), Sea Cucumber (Veche de Mer), Sea Lettuce (Enteromorpha), Spirulina,

Grains/Cereals
Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Fonio, Kamut, Maize, Millet, Oats, Palmer’s grass, Quinoa, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Spelt, Teff, Triticale, Wheat

Pulses
Bengal Gram, Black Gram, Broad Bean, Butter Bean, Cajan Pea, Chickpea, Congo Bean, Cowitch, Cowpea, Field Bean, Garbanzo, Garden Pea, Groundnut, Haricot Bean, Horse Bean, Kidney Bean, Lentil, Lima, Lupin, Moth Bean, Mung, Navy Bean, Pigeon Pea, Pinto Bean, Protein Pea, Rice Bean, Tepary Bean, Toor, Urad, Velvet Bean, Winged Bean, Yam

Vegetables
Ahipa, Amaranth, American Groundnut, Aonori, Armenian Cucumber, Arracacha, Arugula, Asparagus, Asparagus Pea, Avocado, Azuki Bean, Bamboo Shoot, Beans, Beets, Beetroot, Bitter Melon, Bitterleaf, Black Cumin, Black Eyed Pea, Brinjal, Broadleaf Arrowhead, Broccoli, Caigua, Cabbage, Canna, Cardoon, Carola,Carrot, Cassava, Catsear, Cayenne Pepper, Celeriac, Celery, Celtuce, Ceylon Spinach, Chayote, Chickpea, Chicory, Chile Pepper, Chinese Artichoke, Chinese Mallow, Chrysanthemum, Corn Salad, Cress, Cucumber, Dabberlocks, Daikon, Dandelion, Dolichos Bean, Drumstick, Dulse, Earthnut Pea, Eggplant Or Aubergine, Elephant, Endive, Ensete, Epazote, Fat Hen, Fava Bean, Fiddlehead, Florence Fennel, Fluted Pumpkin, French Bean, Garlic, Ginger, Globe Artichoke, Gobo, Golden Samphire, Good King Henry, Guar, Hamburg Parsley, Hijiki, Horse Gram, Iceplant, Indian Pea, Jerusalem Artichoke, Jicama, Kohlrabi, Kombu, Kuka, Kurrat, Lady Finger, Lagos Bologi, Land Cress, Leek, Lentil, Lettuce, Lima Bean, Lizard’s Tail, Lotus Root, Luffa, Maca, Malabar Gourd, Malanga, Marrow, Mashua, Mauka, Melokhia, Moth Bean, Mozuku, Mung Bean, Mushroom, Mustard, New Zealand Rock Lily, New Zealand Spinach, Nopal, Nori, Oca, Ogonori, Okra, Onion, Orache, Parsnip, Parwal, Pea, Peanut, Perennial Cucumber, Pigeon Pea, Pignut, Plectranthus, Potato, Prairie Turnip, Prussian Asparagus, Pumpkin, Radicchio, Radish, Rhubarb, Rice Bean, Runner Bean, Rutabaga, Salad Rape, Salsify, Samphire, Scorzonera, Sea Beet, Sea Grape, Sea Lettuce, Seakale, Shallot, Sierra Leone Bologi, Skirret, Snake Gourd, Soko, Sorrel, Soybean, Spinach, Summer Purslane, Sweet Pepper,Sweet Potato, Sweetcorn, Swiss Chard, Taro, Tarwi, Tepary Bean, Ti, Tigernut, Tinda, Tomatillo, Tomato, Turnip, Ulluco, Urad Bean, Velvet Bean, Wakame, Wasabi, Water Chestnut, Water Spinach, Watercress, Welsh Onion, West Indian Gherkin, Wild Leek, Winter Melon, Winter Purslane, Yacon, Yam, Yardlong Bean, Zucchini, Courgette

Fruits
Acai Berry, Acerola, African Cherry Orange, Aguaje, Akee, Amazon Grape, American Grape, American Mayapple, American Persimmon, Amla, Apple, Crabapple, Apricot, Arhat, Longevity Fruit, Avocado, Babaco, Bael, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Barberry, Bearberry, Bilberry, Whortleberry, Bilimbi, Black Mulberry, Blackberry, Dewberry, Boysenberry, Olallieberry And Loganberry, Blueberry, Breadfruit, Buffaloberry, Burmese Grape, Butternut Squash, Calabash, Camucamu, Canistel, Carambola, Star Fruit, Cempedak, Che, Cudrania, Chinese Mulberry, Cudrang, Mandarin Melon Berry, Silkworm Thorn, Zhe, Cherimoya, Cherry, Chokeberry, Cooking Apple, Chokecherry, Citron, Clementine, Cloudberry, Coconut, Cocoplum, Cornelian Cherry, Cranberry, Crowberry, Currant, Cushaw Squash, Custard Apple, Bullock’s Heart, Damson Plum, Satin Leaf, Date Palm, Date-Plum, Dragonfruit, Pitaya, Durian, Eggfruit, Canistel, Yellow Sapote, Elderberry, Elephant Apple, False-Mastic, Feijoa, Fig, Goji Berries Wolfberries, Gooseberry, Goumi, Gourds, Grapes, Raisin, Sultana, Grapefruit, Greengage, Ground Plum, Guarana, Guava, Guavaberry, Rumberry, Hackberry, Hardy Kiwi, Hawthorn, Honeysuckle, Horned Melon, Hubbard Squash, Buttercup Squash, Huckleberry, Indian Prune, Jaboticaba, Brazilian Grape Tree, Jackfruit, Nangka, Jambul, Jatoba, Jenipapo, Jujube, Kaffir Lime, Kahikatea, Kandis, Keppel Fruit, Key Lime, Kiwifruit, Chinese Gooseberry, Kumquat, Kundong, Langsat, Longkong, Duku, Lapsi, Lemon,Lime, Lingonberry, Loganberry, Longan, Loquat, Lucuma, Lychee, Litchi, Lichi, Mabolo, Velvet Persimmon, Mamey Sapote, Mamoncillo, Quenepa, Genip, Fijian Longan, Mandarin, Mango, Mangosteen, Manoao, Marang, Mayapple, Medlar, Melon, Cantaloupe, Galia, Muskmelons, Honeydew, Monstera, Swiss Cheese Plant, Split-Leaf Philodendron, Mulberry, Murta, Nageia, Nannyberry, Sheepberry, Naranjilla, Lulo, Olive,Orange, Orangelo, Tangelo, Rangpur And Ugli Fruit, OregonGrape, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Grenadilla, Galendar, Pawpaw, Annonaceae, Peach, Peanut Butter Fruit, Pear, Pequi, Souari Nut, Persian Lime, Persimmon, Pigeon Plum, Pineapple, Pitomba, Plum, Pluot, Aprium, Peacotum, Podocarpus, Poha, Cape Gooseberry, Poisonleaf, Pomegranate, Pomelo, Pond Apple, Alligator Apple, Monkey Apple, Prickly Pear, Prumnopitys, Pumpkins, Acorn Squash, Summer Squash, Pupunha, Peach Palm, Quince, Rambutan, Raspberry, Red Mombin, Riberry, Lilly Pilly, Lillipilli, Chinese Apple, Rimu, Rose Apple, Malay Apple, Rosehip, Rowan, Sageretia, Mock Buckthorn, Saguaro, Salak, Snakefruit, Salal Berry, Salmonberry, Santol, Sapodilla, Chiku, Mespel, Naseberry, Sapadilla, Snake Fruit, Sawo, Saw Palmetto, Sea Buckthorn, Sea Grape, Service Tree, Sorb, Sorb Apple, Serviceberry, Saskatoon, Shipova, Soursop, Guanabana, Star Apple, Caimito, Strawberry Guava, Strawberry, Sugar Apple, Surinam Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Cayenne Cherry, Pitanga, Tamarillo, Tree Tomato, Tamarind, Tangerine, Texas Persimmon, Thimbleberry, Toyon,Watermelon, Wax Apple, Wineberry, Wolfberry, Yangmei, Yamamomo, Chinese Bayberry, Japanese Bayberry, Red Bayberry, Chinese Strawberry Tree

Seeds
Ajowan Seed, Almond, Anise Seed, Bambara Groundnut, Barley, Beech, Black Pepper Seed, Brazilnut, Breadnut, Buckwheat, Butternut, Candlenut, Caraway Seed, Cardamom Seed, Cashew, Castor Seed, Cattail, Celery Seed, Cempedak, Chestnuts, Chia, Chickpeas, Chile Pepper Seed, Chilgoza Pine, Chinese Chestnut, Cockscomb, Colocynth, Colorado Pinyon, Common Bean, Coriander Seed, Cowpeas, Cubeb Seed, Cucurbita Ficifolia, Cumin Seed, Cycads, Dill Seed, Durian, Fava, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek Seed, Filbert, Fluted Pumpkin, Fonio, Ginkgo, Gnetum Gnemon, Grain Amaranth, Hemp Seed, Hickory, Hyacinth Bean, Jackfruit, Juniper, Juniper Seed, Kamut, Kañiwa, Kola Nut, Korean Pine, Lablab, Lentils, Lotus Seed, Lupins, Macadamia, Mace, Maize, Malabar Gourd, Mamoncillo, Maya Nut, Mexican Pinyon, Mongongo, Mustard Seed, Nigella Seed, Nutmeg, Oak Acorns, Oats, Ogbono Nut, Palmer’s Grass, Paradise Nut, Peanuts, Pearl Millet, Peas, Pecan, Pigeon Peas, Pili Nut, Pine Nuts, Pistachio, Pitseed Goosefoot, Podocarps, Pomegranate Seed, Poppy Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Quinoa, Rice, Rye, Sesame Seed, Shagbark Hickory, Single-Leaf Pinyon, Sorghum, Soybeans, Spelt, Stone Pine, Sunflower Seed, Sweet Chestnut, Teff, Tonka Beans, Triticale, Vanilla, Velvet Beans, Vetch, Vigna, Walnut, Wattleseed, Acacia Seed, Wheat, Wild Rice, Winged Beans, Yam Beans

Herbs and Spices
Acacia, Agar Agar, Agrimony, Ajwain, Alfalfa, Alino Crio, Alkanet, Allspice, Aloe Vera, Amaranth, Ambrosia, Amchur, Angelica, Anise, Aniseed Myrtle, Annatto, Apple Mint, Arrowroot, Artemisia Vulgaris, Arugula, Asafoetida, Asarum Europaeum, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Avens, Avonsol Root, Balm Of Gilead, Balmony, Balsam Of Mecca, Balsam Of Peru, Balsam Of Tolu, Barberry, Basil, Bayberry, Bay Laurel, Bay Leaves, Bearberry, Belladonna, Berebere, Bergamot, Bethroot, Birch, Bison Grass, Bistort, Bitters, Black Cardamom, Black Cohosh, Black Limes,Black Pepper, Black Tea, Blackberry, Bladderwrack, Blue Cohosh, Boldo, Bolivian Coriander, Boneset, Borage, Brahmi, Broom, Bryony, Buckthorn, Buchu, Burdock, Calamus, Calendula, Calumba, Camomile, Candle Nut, Cannabis, Caper, Caraway, Cardamom, Carob Pod, Cascara Sagrada, Cassia, Casuarina, Catnip, Cat’s Claw, Catsear, Cayenne Pepper, Celery Salt, Celery Seed, Centaury, Chervil, Chickweed, Chicory, Chile Pepper, Chili Powder, Chives, Cicely, Cilantro, Cinchona, Cinnamon, Clary, Cleavers, Clover, Cloves, Coffee, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Condurango, Coptis, Coriander, Costmary, Couchgrass, Cow Parsley, Cowslip, Cramp Bark, Cress, Cudweed, Cumin, Curry Leaf, Curry Powder, Damiana, Dandelion, Demulcent, Devil’s Claw, Dill, Dill Seed, Echinacea, Edelweiss, Elderberry, Elderflower, Elecampane, Emmenagogue, Epazote, Ephedra, Eucalyptus, Eyebright,Fennel, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Figwort, Filé Powder, Fumitory, Galangal, Garden Cress, Garlic, Garlic Chives, Ginger, Ginseng, Goat’s Rue, Golden Rod, Golden Seal, Gotu Kola, Green Tea, Ground Ivy, Guaco, Gypsywort, Hawthorn, Hawthorne Tree, Hemp, Hibiscus, Holly, Holy Thistle, Hoodia Gordini, Hops, Horseradish, Horsetail, Hyssop, Jalap, Jasmine, Jiaogulan, Juniper, Knotweed, Kokam, Labrador Tea, Lady’s Mantle, Land Cress, Lavender, Ledum, Lemon, Lemon Basil, Lemon Mint, Lemon Myrtle, LemonThyme, Lemongrass, Lime Flower, Lingzhi, Linseed, Liquorice, Long Pepper, Lovage, Luohanguo, Mace, Mahlab, Malabathrum, Mandrake, Marjoram, Marshmallow, Mastic, Meadowsweet, Mei Yen, Milk Thistle, Mint, Motherwort, Mullien, Mustard, Mustard Seed, Neem, Nepeta, Nettle, Nigella, Nigella Sativa, Noni, Nutmeg, Oenothera, Olida, Olive Leaf, Oolong Tea, Oregano, Orris Root, Osmorhiza, Pandan Leaf, Paprika, Parsley, Passion Flower, Patchouli, Pennyroyal, Pepper, Peppermint, Perilla, Pine, Plantain, Pomegranate, Poppy Seed, Primrose, Psyllium, Purslane, Quassia, Ramsons, Raspberry, Red Rooibos Tea, Reishi, Restharrow, Riberry, Ringwood, Rooibos, Rosehips, Rosemary, Rowan Berries, Rue, Safflower, Saffron, Sage, Sage, Salad Burnet, Salvia, Sassafras, Savory, Schisandra, Senna, Sesame Seed, Sheep Sorrel, Sialagogue, Siberian Chaga, Sichuan Pepper, Skullcap, Sloe Berries, Sonchus, Sorrel, Southernwood, Spearmint, Speedwell, Squill, Star Anise, Stevia, Strawberry Leaves, Suma, Sumac, Summer Savory, Sweet Cicely, Sweet Grass, Sweet Woodruff, Tacamahac, Tamarind, Tansy, Tarragon, Tea, Teucrium Polium, Thai Basil, Thistle, Thyme, Toor Dall, Tormentil, Tulsi, Turmeric, Uva Ursi, Valerian, Vanilla, Vasaka, Vervain, Vetiver, Wasabi, Watercress, Wattleseed, Wild Lettuce, Wild Thyme, Winter Savory, Witch Hazel, Witches Grass, Wolfberry, Wood Apple, Wood Betony, Woodruff, Wormwood, Yarrow, Yerba Buena, Yohimbe, Zaatar, Zedoary Root

Cacti

Aloe Vera,

Vegetables Oils
Acai Oil, Almond Oil, Amaranth Oil, Apricot Oil, Argan Oil, Artichoke Oil, Avocado Oil, Babassu Oil, Ben Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Bottle Gourd Oil, Buffalo Gourd Oil, Canola Oil, Carob Pod Oil, Carob Seed Pods, Cashew Oil, Coconut Oil, Cohune Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Coriander Seed Oil., Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Hemp Oil, Kapok Seed Oil, Lallemantia Oil, Macadamia Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Mustard Oil, Okra Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Peanut Oil, Pecan Oil, Pequi Oil, Perilla Seed Oil, Pine Nut Oil, Pistachio Oil, Poppyseed Oil, Prune Kernel Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Quinoa Oil, Ramtil Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Tea Oil, Thistle Oil, Walnut Oil, Watermelon Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil

Animals and animal products
Fish Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Honey, Milk, Cheese, Curd, Butter, Ghee, Eggs, Yoghurt, Whey, Kumis, Casein, Cream, American Bison, Cattle, Chicken, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Cuttlefish, Duck, Emu, Goat, Goose, Kangaroo, Lamb, Lobster, Mussel, Octopus, Ostrich, Oyster, Pheasant, Pig, Prawn, Quail, Rabbit, Scorpions, Sheep, Shrimp, Squid, Turkey, Turtle, Wild boar, Yak

Fish
Anchovy, Barramundi, Bluegill, California halibut, California Sheephead, Capelin, Catfish, Crappie, European flounder, Flatfish, Flathead, Flounder, Giant Gourami, Groundfish, Grouper, Haddock, Halibut, Harvestfish, Hilsa, Kapenta, Kingklip, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Milkfish, Monkfish, Northern Snakehead, Orange Roughy, Oscar, Pacific Saury, Panfish, Pollock, Red Snapper, Redfish, Russian Sturgeon, Saury, Scrod, Sea Bass, Seer Fish, Shrimpfish, Skate, Snakeskin Gourami, Snapper, Snoek, Snook, Sole, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Swordfish, Thresher Shark, Tilapia, Turbot, Uilchard, Walking Catfish, Walleye, Walu, Whitebait, Whitefish, Whiting, Mackerel, Atka Mackerel, Black Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Basa, Basa Fish, Sardine, Slender, Rainbow Sardine, Surf Sardine, American Shad, Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, American Sole, Lemon Sole, Carp, Asian Carp, Common Carp, Silver Carp, John Dory, Eel, Arrowtooth Eel, Atlantic Eel, European Eel, Freshwater Eel, Swamp-Eel, Northern Anchovy, Cod, Atlantic Cod, Antarctic Cod, Blue Cod, Maori Cod, Pacific Cod, Pelagic Cod, Herring, Freshwater Herring, Pacific Herring, Round Herring, Atlantic Herring, Butterfish, Japanese Butterfish, Trout, Atlantic Trout, Brook Trout, Pacific Trout, Rainbow Trout,Salmon, Cherry Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pacific Salmon, Pink Salmon, Norwegian Atlantic Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Australasian Salmon, Black Cod, Blowfish, Bluefish, Bream, Brill, Dogfish, Kingfish, Lamprey, Mullet, Pike, Pomfret, Pompano, Sablefish, Surimi, Tilefish, Wahoo

Other Plant Specia

Acacia, Barks, Roots, Trees,…

Obviously even if you had access to all these food items no one single person could eat everything mentioned in any reasonable period of time short of finding high potency raw food extract products (the best available anywhere are in our member Store) .

As one respected anti-aging physician friend of OWC likes to say, you cannot eat enough of the right raw foods daily to get the nutrients you need for optimal health without becoming overweight! Nevertheless, you should eat as great a variety of healthy foods as possible since the nutritional value and health benefits of each item varies. And we believe taking raw superfood extracts and related meal replacement powders is part of a good daily supplementation strategy.

See “Conditions” for combinations of foods/herbs used for natural remedies.

(1) This anti-aging medical doctor and stem cell expert is a shareholder in a company that is a founding shareholder of this venture.

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