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Can good nutrition improve your golf game - I think so.

Can good nutrition improve your golf game – I think so.

Can good nutrition improve your golf game – I think so.

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

OK. This one is taking a risk. Many people don’t like to hear suggestions about eating healthier.

But I’m betting that a good number of you wish to do all you can to avoid life-threatening diseases like cancer, and to play golf, etc., for many years to come. 

My epiphany came in January ’14 while watching a video about an Australian woman who not only beat stage 4 breast cancer but has gone on to run marathons and to live a joyous, healthy life. 

As I’ve aged, I feel I’ve lost some energy and flexibility, plus I’m interested in being pro-active against cancer and other insidious diseases. After eating an 80% raw diet for over a year, I feel much healthier, I’ve had fun being creative in the kitchen, and I’ve lost weight, although that was just a side benefit.

Click on the image below to see Jeannette and Alan tell of their remarkable achievement.


Janette Murray-Wakelin’s doctors recommended heavy doses of chemotherapy and radiation, and she declined. Instead, Jeanette decided to research the foods she was eating, the preparation, and their cooking. She decided to change to a raw food diet, realizing that this is how early humans ate and that they had no experience with cancer and other ‘modern’ diseases.

In the 12 years since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Janette became cancer-free by eating only locally grown or organic foods. At 64 and 68 years, she and her husband Alan ran a marathon in their native Australia all 365 days of 2013. Incredible!

I’ll just give you the basics here, but there are volumes of creative and delicious ideas accessible at many websites, such as you see below.

Russell James – The Raw Chef

Jennifer Cornbleet – Learn Raw Food

Jason Wrobel

A raw diet includes lots of fruits (including dried), nuts, avocados, vegetables, beans, soaked grains, and nut spreads. Try to eat 80% “raw” and alternate 20% by consuming fish (especially salmon), chicken, sauteed vegetables, and anything else you crave that has not been through a refining process or overheated in a microwave oven.

You never want to cook food on a raw diet over 118-degree heat.  Tests prove that it destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes, which boost digestion and fight chronic disease.

Be creative. I’ve learned to make fabulous soups in a blender, bread and energy bars in my dehydrator, chocolates, ‘ice cream’ bars, and no-noodle ‘pastas,’ with the help of my online gurus.

Finally, if you choose not to eat raw, do yourself a favor and consume organic fruits, nuts, and vegetables as often as possible. ENJOY!

Source: Mel Sole


Thanks for reading – Can good nutrition improve your golf game – I think so.

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