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The Benefits of the One Pound Rule

Posted Oct 15 2010 7:18am

This is Dr. Rob coming form Bates Chiropractic. I’m here nourishing my lower spine discs with a chair called the wobble chair. It’s designed to nourish the lower discs of the lumbar spine. After the age of 25, we begin to lose direct blood flow to the discs, which means you won’t get the proper nourishment without motion. It’s a great instrument for that.

Since we're on the topic of nourishment, the last two blogs have been on the one pound rule. We want to cover a few benefits of that rule. Remember, the one pound rule consists of two pounds of vegetables per day: one pound of raw and one pound of steamed. The rule is that you must eat the vegetables before your regular meals. For example: in the morning, you’ll have a heart or romaine lettuce, in the afternoon, you’ll have a huge bowl of salad, and in the evening, another salad or a big plate of steamed veggies.

The benefits of said diet are such:  The average American has about 5 % of vegetables in their diet, and that 5% mainly consists of French fried potatoes. Right away, you can see the benefits of adding more vegetables to your diet. If you’re adding what we’re talking about, you’ll be way ahead of the game.

The benefits of adding vegetables to your diet is that you’ll be getting loads of phytochemicals, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. You should also note that when you have all those protective nutrients from the antioxidants and the phytochemicals, they are going to give you protection against diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. And completely natural!

In fact, if you were to just increase your diet of cruciferous vegetables by 20 %, you would decrease your cancer rate 40 %. If the pharmaceutical companies were to find a way to put that into an anti- cancer type of drug, I can guarantee you, you’d hear all about that. It would be plastered all over the world that this drug can decrease cancer rates by 40 %, but they can’t do that, because they can’t patent broccoli or cauliflower or cabbage. These are all natural things.

So, there are amazing benefits to the one pound rule that can save your life aside from the weight loss! If you have any questions, you can contact me here or @ www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com.

Keep spreading the word. We appreciate serving you. Have a good day!

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