Tips as Tricks or Tools?

Healthy living tips can seem like tricks to enable you to get what you want faster, cheaper, or without sacrificing something that you know you need to give-up.

Try to think of these tips as “tools,” rather than tricks, because tools require care and skillful use, in order to build something of value.

Certain supplements, like clinoptilolite zeolite powders can help the body excrete cadmium, lithium, and methyl-mercury – but that doesn’t mean you can use this “gift” to keep eating foods that you know are contaminating your body with those toxins.  Similarly, nopal cactus can modulate the body’s blood sugar by extending digestion times for sugars – but that doesn’t mean you should use it to eat whatever you’re craving.  Nature’s gifts are to help us sustain and improve our bodies, not to make it possible to further feed our lust for things that do not nourish the body.

DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

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