Alkaline Foods vs. Acid Foods I

23 06 2009

Alkaline foods are foods that raise the the amount of oxygen that your blood takes in. The most alkalizing foods are RAW green leafy vegetables, non-sweet fruits and (wheat) grasses. The opposite of alkaline foods are acid foods.

How much oxygen your blood can absorb is measured on a pH Scale that ranges from 0 to 14. A PH of 0 is most acidic while a PH of 14 is most alkaline.

The Right Acid – Alkaline Balance

Our blood is in balance when we’re slightly alkaline: with a pH of 7.365.

In the beginning of the 20th century, very smart scientists and nobel prize winners made a great discovery. If our blood cannot absorb enough oxygen we get sick: cancer, heart issues, arthritis and candida infections, diabetes are the result.

You know that our body tries to maintain a constant temperature 98.5F or 37C. But but do you know that your body tries even harder to maintain the right amount of oxygen in your blood (a pH of 7.365)? When our pH is too high or too low, we don’t feel well, we feel tired, gain weight, have poor digestion and get aches and pains.

Most people in the US and Europe are too acidic: they cannot absorb enough oxygen. That’s why cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes are epidemic.

Why are we too acidic? The famous four:

• Stress;
• Toxins;
• Parasites; and
• The FOOD we eat.

Acid Foods List

It’s too bad that the foods we like most make us most acidic and thus sick. What are these food? You guessed right:

• Junk & Processed foods;
• Sugar;
• Coffee & Tea;
• All animal food (meat, eggs, chicken, fish, lobster, oysters);
• Grains: (white) wheat, rice, pasta, flour, bread etc ;
• Some Fruits;
• Dairy products (milk, cheese, butter);
• Bad fats;
• Peanuts, cashews.

Alkaline Foods List

During most of our lives, the majority of the foods we eat are (highly) acidic. These make us sick and tired. By eating raw alkaline foods and drinks, we can help our body heal itstelf from most diseases:

• Vegetables – especially raw green leafy vegetables.
• Salads – made of lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumber, avocado etc.
• Fresh Herbs & Spice – parsley, basil, cilantro, cayenne, ginger.
• Fruits – watermelon, avocado, cucumber, young coconuts.
• Wheat grass.
• Sprouts: i.e. alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli etc





Top 6 Super Foods.

23 06 2009

Wheatgrass Juice

  • Wheatgrass contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human health.
  • It’s a whole meal and complete protein with about 30 enzymes.
  • It has up to 70% chlorophyll (which builds the blood). It’s an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
  • Wheatgrass cleanses the body (natural raw detoxer) and it eliminates body and breath odors.
  • The natural value of wheatgrass juice is so high that many people don’t feel the “cravings” that lead to overeating.
  • It’s great for the skin and first and second decree burns.
  • All grasses are edible and that there are over 400 varieties.

Goji Berries

  • Tibetan goji berries are extremely rich in anti-oxidants which help protect the cells in our bodies from diseases like cancer.
  • They’re also an excellent source of Vitamin C and soluble fiber.
  • They have more amino acids than bee pollen, more beta carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach and 21 trace minerals.
  • Goji Berries contain of 13% protein!
  • It’s been used to treat eye problems, skin rashes, allergies, insomnia, liver disease, diabetes, cervical cancer, to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • It’s a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial food.

Maca

  • Maca is a radish like fruit that grows in Peru. It’s one of the top 5 super foods enjoyed by raw foodists.
  • It’s extraordinary rich in nutrients: 10% protein, 60% carbohydrate and full of fatty acids, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals trace.
  • Maca is famous for its amazing health benefits and used to boost, energy, strength, libido, sexual function and fertility in both men and women.
  • It’s a natural viagra with no side effects and it’s said to relieve symptoms of menopause within days.
  • The Peruvian root works gradually, not instantly. You need to eat maca continually to receive the full benefits. For the best results look for organic raw maca powder.
  • Maca balances the body’s systems: it’ll raise low blood pressure and lower high blood pressure as needed. Maca boosts immunity and harmonizes the body’s overall vitality.

Bee Pollen

  • Bee pollen contain more than 96 different nutrients, including every single nutrient that you need to live.
  • It’s made up of 40% protein. It’s a natural energizer, slows down the aging process, and lowers cholesterol levels.
  • This super food reliefs discomfort from PMS, prevents prostate problems, improves sperm count, boosts the immune system, and detoxifies your body. It alleviates allergies, improves endurance, strength and mental clarity.
  • It promotes weight loss: the rate at which your body burns fat and it reduces cravings.
  • It regulates your mood and helps control stress in your life.

Hemp Seed

  • Hemp is one of the purest, most complete plants on earth.
  • It has the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health. This makes raw hemp seeds incredibly powerful against cancer. It might be the single best food to prevent it. It’s a high quality, complete raw food protein and has a massive trace mineral content.
  • It’s the only seed that doesn’t need to be germinated before eating: it has no enzyme exhibitors. Therefore it’s easy to absorb.

Chocolate

  • Although controversial, many find raw chocolate a super food.
  • It’s rich in anti oxidants and magnesium. And as long as you’re healthy and use is sensably it’s a super, tasty and healthy addition to your recipes.

The benefits of raw chocolate?

  1. It’s a major source of magnesium. Therefore a great laxative, it releases PMS symptoms, it’s good for the brain and heart.
  2. It’s the number 1 anti-oxidant source. 30X as much as green tea and 10X that of blueberries.
  3. It does not contain caffeine.
  4. However, it does contain theobromine (a sister molecule of caffeine). This makes raw chocolate the best medicine against asthma.
  5. It contains serotonin and triple defense. Together they protect us from the damage of stress.
  6. Chocolate is the number one weight loss food. It’s so nutrient dense. If you eat a few beans you feel fantastic and satisfied. You won’t feel hungry and you can go for hours without food.




Raw vs Cooked.

23 06 2009

Why go Raw?

The benefits of going raw-vegan are boundless. Raw foods are easy to digest, and they provide the maximum amount of energy with minimal bodily effort.

Studies have shown that living foods have healing powers that can alleviate many illnesses such as low energy, allergies, digestive disorders, weak immune system, high cholesterol, candida, obesity and weight problems (weight normalization), etc..

Research and real life experiences have also shown that a person can prevent the body’s healthy cells from turning into malignant cancerous cells by consuming mostly a raw food diet that includes whole organic foods!

What’s wrong with cooked foods?

Heat changes the makeup of food. Foods that have been heated have lost all of their life force, and their beneficial enzymes are destroyed.

The digestive system has to work harder and longer to process cooked foods to get nutrition and energy from it. Once cooked, food can lose up to 85 percent of its nutritional value. Raw foodists call that “dead food.” Since we are essentially what we eat, consuming the dead energy of dead foods make our bodies feel heavy and stagnant.





Quote [5]

23 06 2009

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. “

(Napolean Hill)






Water I

23 06 2009
We need to be hydrated in order to function optimally.
Here are some facts about the importance of hydration
  • Research shows that dehydration (not enough water) can adversely affect physical performance, visuo-motor, psychomotor and cognitive performance.
  • There is increasing evidence that even mild dehydration can contribute to the development of various diseases. Studies have indicated that even mild dehydration is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders, asthma brought on by exercise and cystic fibrosis.
  • Dehydration can be used as a reliable predictor of impaired cognitive status, increasing frailty, deteriorating mental performance and poor quality of life.
  • Research has shown that there is an association between a habitually low fluid intake and some cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, impaired cognitive function, alertness, ability to concentrate, tiredness and headaches.




Stool Analysis and Poo Chart.

23 06 2009

TYPE 1 Separate hard lumps, like nuts. Harder to  pass

TYPE 1 - Seperate hard lumps, like nuts. Harder to pass This indicates that you have a lack of fibre, insufficient fluid intake and a slow transit time. Increase your intake of water, herbal teas, raw fruit and vegetables, cooked grains such as brown rice, quinoa and millet, sprouted pulses, flax seeds and olive oil. Avoid meat, dairy, wheat, eggs, refined carbohydrates and sugar.

TYPE 2 Sausage shape but lumpy

TYPE 2 - Sausage shape but lumpy This indicates the stool has spent too long in the colon. More water and fibre are needed. Increase your intake of water, herbal teas, fruit and vegetables, cooked grains such as brown rice, quinoa and millet, sprouted pulses, flax seeds and olive oil. Avoid meat, dairy, wheat, eggs, refined carbohydrates and sugar.

TYPE 3 Like a sausage but with cracks on the surface

TYPE 3 - Like a sausage but with cracks on the surface The cracks on the surface indicate that the stool maybe a bit dry. Increase water intake.

TYPE 4 Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft

TYPE 4 - Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft This is a healthy bowel movement that is easy to pass – well done!

Type 5 Soft blobs with clear cut edges which pass easily

TYPE 5 - Soft blobs with clear cut edges which pass easily This may indicate that your bowels are moving a bit too fast. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies and dehydration. Increase your fibre especially from cooked whole grains such as brown rice, millet and quinoa. Supplementing with probiotics may well improve digestion and absorption. Psyllium husks can also improve bowel movements.

TYPE 6 Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool

TYPE 6 - Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool Again, the mushiness indicates that insufficient water has been re-absorbed from the stool, indicating a rapid transit time and poor absorption of nutrients. This may be caused by poor diet, food intolerances and/or an imbalance in gut bacteria. Eat whole grains as indicated above. Avoid having too much fruit, raw vegetables and juices for a while. Supplement with probiotic capsules or powder to repopulate the gut with good bacteria.

TYPE 7 Watery, no solid pieces. Entirely liquid

TYPE 7 - watery, no solid pieces. Entirely liquid This is not good and probably indicates an infection of some kind. Get checked out by your doctor. Eat well cooked brown rice and home made vegetable soups to replace lost electrolytes. Make sure you replace lost fluids with water or herbal teas. Probiotics can help to repopulate the gut with good bacteria.
Bristol Stool Chart