Vegan Supplements - Whole Foods
The products below are vegan supplements designed by Eric Llewellyn to complement a plant based diet. This information is offered as an introduction to supplements, foods and substances that are suitable for vegans. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If you require medical advice, please contact an appropriately qualified practitioner.
A vegan diet
A vegan diet rich in healthy, whole foods will give you many of the nutrients you need to maintain
a healthy body and mind. However, it is a sad fact that in recent years, our soil has depleted so
dramatically that most of us do not obtain the nutrients we need through food alone. These whole
food supplements are all made entirely from ingredients that are suitable for vegans.
Wise Owl’s vitamins and minerals are truly natural supplements made using high quality ingredients, in a whole food matrix. They can provide your body with the levels of nutrients our ancestors consumed, as nature intended. Because they are made from real food, your body is able to absorb and use the active nutrients much more efficiently.
Positive Foods...Positive Foods...
- Cereal grains: whole brown rice, barley, rye, buckwheat, oats, oatmeal
- Vegetables: sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, miso, soya bean tofu, beetroot, celery, parsnip, carrot, cucumber, turnip
- Fruits: freshly squeezed & diluted lemon juice, apples, dried figs, apricots, ripe bananas, avocado, blueberries, raisins, dates, olives
- Legumes: dried peas, soybeans, haricot beans, chick peas, butter beans, lentils, black beans, green peas
- Teas, Herbs & Spices: sarsaparilla, ginger, parsley, basil, green tea, turmeric, camomile, peppermint
- Nuts & Seeds: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachio and pine nuts
- Fungi: Reishi mushrooms
- Additional Foods: molasses
- Cereal grains: refined cereals, refined flour products
- Vegetables: excess garlic
- Fruits: orange, orange juice, grapefruit & grapefruit juice
- Legumes: soya milk
- Nuts & Seeds: old Brazil nuts and high intake of peanuts
- Fats: hydrogenated fats, refined cooking oils, fennel oil, trans-fatty acids, low fat foods
- Food Additives: tartrazine, artificial sweeteners, sulphates (preservative)
- Beverages: avoid excess caffeine & alcohol; avoid artificially sweetened drinks.
- Avoid: low fat foods, refined carbohydrates, white sugar (sucrose), high additive processed foods, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, pickled foods
- Cooking methods: fried foods, barbequed foods
- As part of a healthy lifestyle, it is well understood that smoking is deleterious to good health.
- Being aware of appropriate weight management is also well understood.
- Less well discussed in relation to good health, however, is the importance of our feelings and emotions. Lack of self-esteem is so often associated with poor eating and lifestyle habits. All of us have positive aspects to our life, and focusing on these will improve our well-being.
- It is important that attention is paid to the balance between acid-forming and alkali-forming foods. The optimum balance is around 60% alkali-forming and 40% acid-forming.
- Adopt a diet based on organic wholefoods, vegetables, fruits and grains.
- Raw foods such as salads and fruits should be about 20% of the daily food intake for optimum health benefits.
- There is benefit in eating in a specific order: fresh 'live' foods first such as salads to prepare the digestive system. Next follow cooked vegetables, then proteins. Anything starchy should be last. Eating in this order ensures food enters the digestive system in order of digestion time.
- Chew foods slowly and thoroughly, as this increases their nutritional benefits, particularly as we get older.
- As the years progress it is sensible to reduce the total intake of refined sugars.
- Avoid dehydration - take plenty of fresh water. Good quality still mineral water from a glass container is the superior form; though a good tap filter is also satisfactory.
During exercise, the body loses up to 3 litres and it is good to remember that muscles are composed of 70% to 75% water.
Adequate water intake is known to help reduce the feeling of tiredness and fatigue.
Increased intake of water can help to reduce weight.
- Foods cooked in aluminium cookware reduce water's ability to be used by the body.
- Avoid high intake of beverages containing caffeine, e.g. excess coffee, artificially sweetened fizzy (carbonated) and still drinks, and soft drinks high in sugars ending in '-ose' such as 'sucrose', 'glucose' and 'fructose'.
- Take exercise as much as possible out of doors in clean air. Prolonged exercise in air conditioning with artificial lighting should be no more than an hour at one time.
Isotonic exercise has been found beneficial in reducing muscle weakness.
- Sunlight has a beneficial effect on the whole person, and is also known to alleviate the experience of fatigue that can also occur with extended periods of exposure to artificial lighting.
Wearing sunglasses can reduce energy levels, as they block out some beneficial rays that can actually enhance energy.
- Avoid shampoos and soaps containing Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
Additional Help & Support
- A health review with a medical homeopath is also an additional positive health step.It is not commonly talked about, but adequate water and hydration help regulate weight.
- An adequate intake of magnesium and selenium as in the Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula can help remove some waste materials from the body that are known to contribute to body odour.
- Full spectrum fluorescent lighting is known to help create a calming effect within children, whereas the more standard forms of fluorescent lighting do not help.
- Natural sunlight also helps prevent hyper-activity. However, over-exposure to sunlight can exacerbate it.
All information contained on this website is for information only and should not be used to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease, health or medical condition. The products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any health or medical condition.
Do not exceed stated dose or use with prescribed medication unless advise by a doctor or medical practitioner.
**Keep out of reach of children