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Tired? Take a Food Vacation: Eat, drink and get better!

Jul 23, 2018 10:44PM ● By Dr. Kevin Granger

If you’re tired too often, there are two things you can know about your body: You either have stress due to toxins or your organs are not functioning as well as they should. 
Dr. Joseph Mercola, the famous natural physician, says, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome starts in your gut.” He’s very accurate in saying so. Chronic fatigue, tiredness or low energy are the result of organs in the body that are weak or damaged or have been overstressed for a long period of time. We could say they’re “burnt out” or that your body is “stressed”.
What burns out or stresses your body most? Eating too much sugar is the primary thing. Food manufacturers in this country have gotten into the habit of putting sugar into many foods as a way to make them seem tastier so they sell more. Over the years, people have become addicted (to sugar). They judge whether something is tasty or not based on how sweet it is. In fact sugar is the single most destructive thing in our food environment.
That is a sweeping statement but there’s plenty of research to back it up. In her book, Suicide by Sugar, Nancy 
Appleton, PhD records her in-depth research. She lists “143 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health”, including weakening the immune system, damaging cells and tissues, causing hyperactivity in children, and making it harder for the body to absorb calcium.
Sugar is not your only enemy although it’s the worst for most. After it come foods that are processed – meaning they have additives in them – pesticides, hormones, preservatives, flavor enhancers like monosodium glutamate (MSG). There’s a long list of these things. They accumulate in your body, which tries to clean them out…but it’s a nonstop job.
Your body can’t keep up because it’s constantly receiving toxins from the water, from the food, and from the air – an overwhelming load of toxins. Your body organs, from your brain to your stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc. have been overwhelmed, overworked and abused. The result is weakness and damage to your organs. That’s the situation the average American is in. 
And that brings us back to tiredness, low energy and chronic fatigue. Whatever you call the feeling, it is the most common symptom of just one thing: an overwhelmed, damaged body. 
So what do you do about it? 
You’ve got to take the stress off the body and begin repairing. Here’s how: You go on a “food vacation”. But I don’t mean that you stop eating!
Health practitioners use all kinds of testing – blood tests, X-rays, EKG, MRI, orthopedic tests, stress tests. At Nutritional Wellness, we use a very unique and powerful method known as Nutrition Response Testing, a non-invasive, hands-on technique to determine precisely which of your body organs and tissues are weak, stressed, damaged and in need of nutritional support and repair.
Your Nutrition Response doctor or practitioner applies his or her hand with light pressure to precise body reflex points. The reflexes of your body react to this organ pressure. The increased or decreased muscle strength of the patient’s arm reacts as a feedback mechanism that directly indicates the status of the tested body part or organ. This allows your practitioner to evaluate the organ’s level of strength and function, eliminating the guesswork, and find out the exact nutrients and supplements that the organ or body part urgently needs.
About the food: Your body requires high quality, nutritious, pure, whole foods on a daily basis. But without realizing it, most people are routinely eating certain foods that are stressing the body and causing chronic inflammation. We will test your body to determine which foods are inflammatory and which are healing for you.
Eating the foods you need—nothing but pure, relaxing foods—will let your overstressed body catch up and start to repair, heal and rebuild. You don’t know how good food can taste till you eat the things your body truly needs most. The result of your food vacation is that you feel better and better, and that’s because at last your body has the raw materials it needs to do its job. Best of all, if you’re enjoying the food so much that you want to stay on vacation, you can!
A natural health clinician, Kevin Granger, B.S., DC has practiced chiropractic medicine with an emphasis on functional nutrition for 32 years. He received undergraduate training at the Ohio State University and a bachelor of science in human biology and doctor of chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences. He regularly talks to patients and local groups on health recovery and the joys of preparing and eating healing foods.

Dr. Granger Nutritional Wellness is located at 205 South Myrtle Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756. For more information, call 727-248-0930 and/or visit See ad page 23.