Eating better for life
Frans Onland asks is our good life killing us?
He discovered the complete health improvement programme (CHIP) 10 years ago and was surprised that he had high blood pressure, despite the many years he was a vegetarian.
The last CHIP meeting for the year is on Sunday and Frans is keen to open the programme to the community.
Frans says following the CHIP programme he can eat healthy, up to five vegetables a day, and work in the garden.
“The most important aspect to CHIP is having a social setting to meet people who are on the same track and who encourage you.”
He says that there is an emotional aspect of eating, and following the CHIP way of eating, “people take charge of their health by reversing disease with a knife and fork”.
”There are people following the programme who have come off their medication for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol,” Frans said.
When new people join, they are given a blood test first for a chemical analysis, and Frans says they are excited when they get back the results. If something shows where medical intervention is required, the person is advised to see a doctor.
“CHIP reverses diseases — it’s a lifestyle choice. Furthermore, our diets should be alkaline not acid.”
For those interested in attending, Frans asks they call him so the members can cater for extra people. ■ A CHIP smoothie recipe: almond/rice milk/water, frozen spinach, kale, strawberries, banana, apple, 1 tblsp chia seeds.
■ For more information to attend the CHIP meeting, 6pm-8pm, Sunday 25, Adventists Church Hall, Fergusson St, Frans Onland 328-8868.
Frans Onland says the complete health improvement programme would help many people in the community to take charge of their health.