These 12 KEYS TO HEALTH are based on the fundamental principles of basic health. These principles encourage a healthy diet with environmental cleanliness along with dietary supplementation, especially if the diet is insufficient in supplying these nutrients. These health principles have been proven by scientists over and over - but never can be said enough.
Long term Bloodstream and Colon
Cleansing the bloodstream and colon at least twice a year is one of the most important keys to maintaining true health. Ultimately we suggest a blood and colon cleansing 2 - 4 times a year.
The body must have healthy, nourished blood to complete its task of feeding the cells, replacing the worn out parts, and carrying away the waste products that are produced within the bloodstream. Likewise, the colon must be cleaned out to eliminate accumulated mucous, toxins, and hardened feces in order to allow absorption of nutrients from our foods and supplements.
For over 70 years the pioneer program in cleansing is our Sonne's 7 Day Cleansing Program. This is not an herbal cleanse but a true superfood support for 3, 5 or 7 day cleanses. Always cleanse under the direction of your physician.
Daily Gut and Mood
Daily fiber helps to encourage elimination of waste from the bowels on a daily basis. Daily bowel movements are a key to health and longevity! Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) of hot dogs, hamburgers, pastries, processed and packaged foods completely lacks adequate fiber, nutrients, enzymes, creates poor digestion, and subsequently can lead to a clogged colon. Neglecting daily bowel movements leaves this undigested, fiberless food in the gut to ferment and putrefy - this leads to poisoning and pollution of the bloodstream, organs, tissues, and cells, which ultimately leads to poor health. A diet with plenty of roughage from green vegetables, soaked whole grains, flaxseed, psyllium, etc. can provide sufficient fiber allowing for the ease of daily bowel movements.
Regular bowel movements, and higher energy levels lead to an elevated mood. The improvement from the SAD diet to a fiber filled diet is a healthy change your family and friends will notice.
To reach your goals, try the daily use of our Sonne's #9 Intestinal Cleanser to provide that daily fiber. As well as the occasional use of colon hydrotherapy in the form of colonics, or enemas help to assist with elimination of waste matter from the bowel. For more thorough results, some type of colon hydrotherapy is a must!
Green vegetables, and the cereal grass juices of oats, wheat , and barley are very alkaline to the body. These green foods also contain B Vitamins, chlorophyll, and other vitamins, minerals and enzymes. A diet rich in green, organically grown vegetables are essential to a healthy body!
Try greens made into juice daily, or in salads with other ingredients such as lettuces like romaine, green leaf, spinach, endive, etc. (Iceberg lettuce does not count!). Add the rainbow with added sprouts, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, beets, avocado, carrots, parsley, seeds (sunflower, almonds, etc).
Produce from Farmer's Markets and organic sources is suggested for all vegetables. Try for the freshest, closest, most natural source your budget will allow.
A superior green product is our Sonne's #10 Greenlife which contains the juice of young, rapidly growing organic cereal grasses of young oats, wheat, and barley harvested when they are at their peak in nutritional value.
Fresh fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays an essential role in the formation of collagen, connective tissue that is required for normal maintenance of living tissues. Vitamin C also functions as an antioxidant, and protects other antioxidants such as selenoproteins, glutathione, and vitamin E from becoming oxidized (inactivated) in the body.*
Foods that are high in Vitamin C include: Peppers (Red and Green Hot Chili peppers), Bell peppers, Guavas, Thyme (herb), Dark Leafy Greens (Kale, Mustard Greens, Garden Cress), Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kiwi fruits, Papayas, Oranges, Strawberries, Acerola (Cherry), Lemons, etc...
Since vitamin C is constantly being utilized, and it should be taken in small repeated doses throughout the day. Our #17 Natural Source Vitamin C chewable tablets are ideal for this purpose, providing easy and rapid absorption of the natural vitamin C complex. The Acerola berry and Wild Spanish Orange contained in our tablets are naturally sour and bitter, so we add powdered blackstrap molasses and honey for a tart but pleasant taste. Note: the natural forms (from food sources) of Vitamin C outperform ascorbic acid (a synthetic form) by providing more antioxidant activity and bioflavanoids and all the synergistic factors found in Nature.
Healthy Fats Rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6
Health fats for stamina, strength, vitality and mental health.
Healthy fats play a major role in helping you manage your moods, help with mental stamina, fight fatigue and even maintain a healthy weight. Learning to make healthy choices and replace the bad fats with good ones that promote health and well-being. Good fats, such as omega-3, are essential to physical and emotional health and should be eaten daily. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as "good fats" because they are good for your overall health. (The "good fats" include olive oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, olives, nuts (raw almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews, pecans, and hazelnuts) and freshly ground peanut butter or almond butter, avocados, fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines).
Balanced Fruit and Vegetable Daily Intake for Live Enzymes
Get to at least 50% of your diet in raw fruits and vegetables daily.
Eating close to raw foods as possible (garden fresh, organic, non GMO) is important to your health because the body thrives on enzymes. Cooked foods often kill the live enzymes that are present in the food. When no enzymes are present in foods, the body has to use up its own store of enzymes to properly digest foods. Continued depletion of enzymes eventually weakens the digestive processes.
Try different times of the day to get more whole fruits and vegetables. Juice in the morning. Have a spinach salad at lunch. Snack on veggie sticks in the afternoon. Add fresh fruit to every meal. Enjoy berries on your frozen yogurt as a treat.
Increasing the live enzymes in the diet is a major factor in contributing to your health!
Daily Detoxification of Pollutants
Sounds simple but it can be difficult to avoid pollutants. In our air, water and food - toxins are all around us.
Start by watching your own chemical usage around your home. Choose natural pest repellents, for example. Create a chemical free cleaning regiment - using water only cleaning clothes, vinegar and bleach.
For your body's health, daily removal of waste and toxins from the body is an essential key to health. Try Sonne's #7 Detoxificant as a safe and natural way to remove these toxins from our body. Use with our #9 Intestinal Cleanser for a powerful, daily cleansing team that assists in internal detoxification.
Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium - minerals that are essential in building strong bones and tissues and metabolic function.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 50% of American Adults and up to 35% of adolescents are not getting enough calcium.
Our Sonne's #2 Calphonite (R) liquid is uniquely formulated to meet the requirements of all of these minerals (calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium) in the correct balance. Why a liquid? to be readily available to be absorbed by the body. Calphonite (R) requires very little digestion to make the calcium available, and it does not constipate like other calcium supplements.
Sunshine & Vitamin D
Getting natural Vitamin D from sunlight has numerous health benefits! Studies suggest that Vitamin D may go beyond the well-established role in bone health. Vitamin D is not only a vitamin, but also a hormone that your body can make from the sun.
Unfortunately, 40%-75% of people are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is lacking in many of our food choices. Using sunscreens is good for our skin health but allowing sun in moderation is important. Most supplements don't provide bio-available Vitamin D. And for environment and climate where sunlight may not be a reliable source there is a lack of exposure.
A teaspoon of our Sonne #5 Cod Liver Oil liquid provides 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance for Vitamin D and also supplies a bonus 80% of Vitamin A.
Eating properly combined foods is not easy for most people. Determining what foods are alkaline and what foods are acid, and then not eating them at the same meal can be difficult. Alkaline foods require an alkaline medium to digest them, and acid foods require an acid medium to digest them. Both kinds of foods cannot be digested properly when eaten at the same meal, since the two mediums neutralize each other. The consequences to eating improperly combined foods at the same meal can lead to undigested waste matter that can clog the colon, purification which creates gases and poisons within the body and blood.
An essential key to healthy digestion is the aid of a Digestive enzyme, which can help when proper food combining is not possible. Our #6 PRO-GEST (Vegetarian) digestive enzyme which contains Papain (which is a natural proteolytic enzyme that breaks down proteins and supports a healthy digestive process). Other ingredients include papaya seed meal, Russian black radish, and betaine hydrochloride in a base of dried juice from organically grown beets.
Water. Pure Water.
Drinking lots and lots of pure water. Pure water is important in flushing the liver, and kidneys. Blood needs lots of liquid support for its travels to supplying oxygen to the cells. Unfortunately, when we drink coffee, vitamin water, soda, juice, etc...the water is adulterate with other substances and the burden is placed on the liver to filter them out. But with pure water, the body uses it more readily. Drink water generously throughout the day, 8 - 10 or more 8 oz. glasses a day, more in summer or when you are perspiring.
Try to drink water between meals, not during a meal since this dilutes your digestive enzymes making it more difficult to digest the meal properly. Room temperature water is usually easiest to digest.
Last, but very not least, is exercise. Walking, aerobic exercise, rebounding, running, jogging, raking leaves, Tai Chi, etc...any physical activity is essential to health and well-being! Getting the body moving (especially out in the fresh air) helps oxygenate the blood, increases circulation (blood flow) and stimulates the lymphatic system which encourages elimination of built up toxins in the tissues and muscles.
Even moderate exercise is critical and important to repeat daily. If you are begining an exercise routine, check with your doctor to make sure the type, frequency, difficulty, etc. is within your personal physicians recommended parameters.