• 05Dec

    Lyme, Sugar and Healing from Chronic Disease: Hangout with Alison Smith, PhD

    Posted: 04 Dec 2014 07:35 PM PST

    If you’re dealing with a chronic condition like candida, you know how tough it can be at times to persist and push through. With Lyme disease, the healing period can be even longer’ the diet protocol (which is also sugar-free) can present challenges to people who are already depleted in…

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  • 20Nov

    http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15742/top-3-healing-holiday-spices.html

    iends and family.

    Cinnamon

    As winter approaches, using cinnamon is a good choice. It increases warmth and circulation and supports efficient digestion of fats and heavy foods. Cinnamon helps counteract the congestion that is often accompanied by creamy foods and desserts.

    Cinnamon is also a time tested remedy for preventing the onset of colds. If you are suffering with a cough, cold or sore throat, consider adding cinnamon to your food to quicken your healing process. Cinnamon dissolves mucus and helps resolve irritating coughs and bronchial congestion.

    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg is a superb digestive aid. It is commonly added to cream and cheese sauces, egg dishes and creamy desserts. Nutmeg is especially helpful for digesting rich, dairy filled foods often found at the holiday table.

    Even if you aren’t normally a big spice wielding chef, the ritual of holiday cooking demands a few dashes of nutmeg. Befriending nutmeg is a good move during the feasting season. It mediates the effects of rich food, too many desserts, too much food in general and late night eating.

    Cloves

    This is another spice that once you realize the immensity of its healing capacity you are going to seek out more ways to use it in your kitchen. Fortunately that isn’t too difficult; the rich, warm taste and aroma of this spice provides a pleasant accent to sweet and savory dishes and punctuates the flavor of cookies and pies.

    It is a good thing we use cloves in pudding and pie because, like cinnamon, cloves are an antidote to the mucus forming nature of desserts. Heavy desserts are known to clog the sinuses, dull the mind and produce phlegm. Cloves clear the sinuses, encourage mental clarity and resolve phlegm.

  • 18Oct

    http://www.johnofgodboulder.com/distance-healing.html

  • 23May
    http://www.sanatansociety.org/ayurveda_home_remedies/ayurveda_healing_stones_gems_birthstones_pearl.htm#.U3_omnbpHOs

    Pearl has many healing qualities associated with the lunar energy, both on a physical level as on a mental level. The pearl is the gemstone of the planet Moon and helps to overcome problems related to this planet.

    Healing with PearlThe formation of a pearl inside a pearl oyster is thought to occur because of the presence of foreign material inside the body of the oyster. To save itself from the undesired material the mollusk coats the object with layer after layer of nacre. It takes many years for a mollusk to produce a pearl of substantial size. The process through which the pearls are formed inside the body of the mollusk is very delicate, and a little disturbance at any stage of development of a pearl can influence its shape and luster. The finest pearl is that which has no foreign matter in its core.

    There is a common belief among tantriks that when Svati Nakshatra rain comes to earth it produces pearl in pearl oysters. The mollusk is then said to open its mouth to receive the first raindrops. When these same raindrops fall into the mouth of a cobra, it produces venom. The same raindrops also produce camphor in the banana plant, go-lochan (go-rochan or calcium) when they fall in the horn of a cow, and bansh-lochan and bansh-mukta (or bamboo pearl) when they fall inside a bamboo shoot. Bansh-lochan is known as Calcium bamboana and is very much used in Ayurvedic medicines.

    The pearls thus produced by the raindrops of Svati Nakshatra are the finest and have no foreign matter in them.

    Pearls are said to be obtained from eight sources:

    1. Sky pearl
    2. Cobra pearl
    3. Bamboo pearl
    4. Hog pearl
    5. Elephantine pearl
    6. Conch pearl
    7. Fish pearl
    8. Oyster pearl

    A genuine pearl is supposed to have the following qualities:

    1. Moonlike, shining white color
    2. Perfectly round, globular shape and size
    3. Compactness, which gives it a high specific gravity
    4. Lustre, soft glamour, attractiveness, and brilliance of reflection
    5. Smoothness, which gives an agreeable sensation to the eyes
    6. Spotlessness and freedom from blemishes (dents, scratches, ridges) and impurities

    One who wears or possesses a pearl with all of the above-mentioned qualities enjoys good fortune and is blessed by the goddess Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity), lives long and becomes sinless and obtains vitality and intelligence. He or she achieves high position by his wisdom and becomes famous.

    A pearl with a yellow luster brings prosperity. Red-tinted pearls make one intelligent, shining white pearls bring fame, and a pearl with a bluish hue brings good fortune.

    A pearl devoid of luster, that is, dirty, broken, having no gleam of circulating water, black or copper colored, partly white and partly colored, irregular, odd in shape, having holes, dents, or spots is defective and should be avoided.

    Some Flaws of Pearls

    1. cracks or ridges – wearing of such a pearl is injurious to one’s health
    2. wavy thin line on the surface -brings misfortune
    3. dents – bring loss of wealth
    4. a mole – like formation on the surface layer – brings sadness and disease

    Pearl belongs to the Planet MoonSome aspects of the Rituals for Wearing a Pearl

    A pearl should be bought on a Monday in the ascending moon cycle. Saturday is not a good day. The pearl should be given to the jeweler on the same day and the ring should be constructed and polished on the same days as mentioned above under the influence of the same nakshatras. Should be mounted in silver. The setting should be open-backed so that the pearl touches the skin of the finger. The best time to wear a pearl ring is evening, or when the Moon is rising.

    Some aspects of the Medicinal Utility of Pearls

    Mukta Bhasm or Pearl Oxide provides strength and longevity.Together with Mukta Pishthi (pearl paste or powder), it is used for eye troubles, general debility, tuberculosis, chest troubles, weakness of heart, cough, low-grade fever, hiccups, illusions of ghosts or evil spirits, nosebleed, weakness of mind and urinary troubles, among others.

    Chief Sources of Pearls

    Gulf of Manar in Sri Lanka
    The Persian Gulf
    Bay of Bengal
    Mexico
    Australia

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    http://www.crystalsrocksandgems.com/Healing_Crystals/Shells_Pearls/

    The Power Of Pearls Throughout Mythology
    Pearls have long been attributed with having great powers, and have been incorporated into the mythology of virtually every culture that has encountered them. And no wonder! Given natural pearls’ rarity, as well as their mysterious beauty, who could argue that pearls might not indeed be a gift from the gods?

    Different Pearl Myths In Different Cultures
    In Hindu culture, pearls were associated with the Moon and were symbols of love and purity. Hindu texts say that Krishna discovered the first pearl, which he presented to his daughter on her wedding day.

    Pearls In Islamic Mythology
    Islamic tradition holds pearls in even higher regard. The Koran speaks of pearls as one of the great rewards found in Paradise, and the gem itself has become a symbol of perfection.

    Pearls In Christianity
    Christianity also adopted the pearl as a symbol of purity. Many of these ideas have come down to us in pearl lore and legend, and persist even today. For example, pearls are often associated with brides and weddings — a concept possibly dating all the way back to Krishna and the wedding of his daughter. Pearls are also said to symbolize tears, to provide love and fertility, to symbolize purity, and to ward off evil.

    The Medicinal Power Of Pearls In Mythology
    In addition — and perhaps deriving from their mythological significance — pearls have often been attributed medicinal qualities and used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments.

    Color In Pearl Mythology
    The colors of pearls also have sometimes been associated with certain qualities: black or gold with wealth, blue with love, pink with success.

    Pearls Have Long Been Used In Medicine
    Pearls have been used for their medicinal value, since their earliest discovery by man. Interestingly enough, the modern pharmaceutical industry continues to use pearls in medicine. In particular, pearls that are of inferior quality and cannot be used in jewelry are ground into a fine powder and used to prepare high-quality pharmaceutical calcium.

  • 28Feb

    http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00368/Gout.html

    Dr. Weil – “What are the causes of gout?
    Gout has a strong genetic component. The hallmark of gout is elevated blood levels of uric acid, a breakdown product of protein metabolism (a distinction should be made by a physician between true gout and pseudogout, a similarly painful, arthritic condition that occurs when calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystals are deposited in a joint). Uric acid comes from the metabolism of purines, a subclass of proteins that are abundant in human tissues and such foods as organ meats, sardines, anchovies, mushrooms, asparagus and lentils. Also, a number of drugs and supplements can increase uric acid levels in the blood and its tendency to form irritating crystals in joints. These include salicylates (the active component of aspirin), vitamin B3 (niacin), excess vitamin C and diuretics that may be prescribed for high blood pressure, edema or, cardiovascular disease. Others are Cyclosporine (used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs) and Levodopa for Parkinson’s disease. Excess alcohol consumption, being overweight, and exposure to lead in the environment also increase the risk of gout in genetically susceptible individuals. Other risk factors include dehydration and acid conditions of the blood that can result from serious infections, surgery or ketogenic weight loss diets (such as the Atkins diet). The genetic component should not be underestimated, however. It is possible to have high levels of uric acid and never develop gout.

    D- the accumulation of crystals makes me think massage would be wonderful, then, huge amounts of water to wash them out

    -since its an inflammed condition, in Chinese health its a warmth, so to cool it with, again, lots of water,

    -alkaline foods,  particularly anti-inflammatories

    perhaps the product, “Zhen Gu Shei” to rub on – a cooling mixture of EXCELLENT healing herbs, woody tree barks, that works from the bone marrow out – so many stories associated with healing from this product!

    Dr. Weil recommends: (I love him!)

    Like so many diseases, gout is likely an artifact of inflammation and habits of lifestyle, which means following an anti-inflammatory dietand making changes in lifestyle should be the first line of defense. The following should be emphasized:

    • Avoid meats that are particularly rich sources of uric acid such as organ meats, sardines and anchovies. Physicians used to advise cutting back on purine-rich plant foods such as lentils, peas, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach; however, recent research has shown no correlation between eating such foods and incidence of gout attacks.
    • Eliminate coffee and all other caffeine sources from the diet.
    • Minimize alcohol consumption. Alcohol promotes dehydration and irritates the urinary tract.
    • Drink the full complement of eight eight-ounce glasses of water daily to flush uric acid from the system and prevent urate crystal deposition.
    • If you are overweight, lose the excess pounds.
    • Eat tart cherries in all forms – fresh, or as cherry juice, or in the form of tart cherry extract. Laboratory findings at Michigan State University suggest that ingesting the equivalent of 20 tart cherries inhibits enzymes called cyclooxygenase-1 and -2, which are the targets of anti-inflammatory drugs.
    • Take bromelain, a compound of digestive enzymes and other compounds extracted from pineapple stems.

     

    Dr. Mercola says:http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/19/five-steps-to-overcoming-gout-naturally.aspx

    Good Video here

    Avoid  Drug Solutions for Gout Unless Absolutely Necessary

    Over the years, medical science has used a number of pharmaceuticals in an attempt to treat gout. That list includes, among others, NSAIDs, Colchicine, corticosteroids, Corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone),35 Febuxostat, Aloprim, and Zyloprim.36 But even if drugs like these could cure gout, and there is little, if any, evidence they can, you still would have to deal with some very nasty side effects.37

    NSAIDS alone, for example, are known to have the following side effects38:

    • Gastrointestinal upsets including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, decreased appetite
    • Rash, dizziness, headaches, drowsiness
    • Fluid retention
    • Shortness of breath
    • Kidney failure, liver failure, ulcers, prolonged bleeding after an injury.

    Additionally, NSAIDs may increase your risk of potentially fatal stomach and intestinal adverse reactions (for example, bleeding, ulcers, and perforation of the stomach or intestines). These events can occur at any time during treatment and without warning symptoms.

    NSAIDs (except low-dose aspirin) may also increase your risk of potentially fatal heart attacks, stroke, and related conditions.

    Drugs such as Allopurinol and Colchicine, which work by either lowering your uric acid levels and decreasing crystal formation, or by simply blocking your body’s natural inflammatory response, are also very commonly prescribed for gout.

    But these drugs also have very dangerous, long-term side effects, and gout is frequently regarded as a lifelong condition, so you may end up staying on these drugs for very long periods of time, which can wreak havoc with your health.

    On the other hand, natural remedies will end up helping not only the problem they were meant for, but also other body issues as well, because they work holistically within your entire system.

    That said, because of the intense pain of a gout attack, you may still need some type of pain medication initially, typically an anti-inflammatory, until you can get the symptoms under control.39

    If you’re looking for immediate relief in a natural form, try cayenne cream. Also called capsaicin cream, this spice comes from dried hot peppers. It alleviates pain by depleting your body”s supply of substance P, a chemical component of nerve cells that transmits pain signals to your brain.

    Exercise Can Dramatically Help

    While exercise is not recommended while your joints are in pain or when it might cause further injury, once your gout is under control, exercise is needed as a necessary adjunct to a healthier lifestyle.

    Exercise will even help prevent further attacks by increasing circulation and normalizing your uric acids levels, which it does primarily by normalizing your insulin levels.40

    Anexercise routine has other advantages as well. Studies have shown that it works as an effective antidepressant,41strengthens your immune system so it can fight off diseases like cancer,42 and it can even improve insulin resistance and reverse pre-diabetic conditions.43

     Fight Inflammation with Cherries and Strawberries

    Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both of these compounds slow down the enzymes Cyclo-oxyygenase-1 and -2, which helps to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout in your body.44

    Cherries, along with strawberries and other berries, are also a rich source of antioxidants. This means they help prevent or repair damage done to your body’s cells by free radicals. The antioxidants replace the free radicals in your body before they can cause any damage.

    Dr. Wei, a nationally known, board-certified rheumatologist, recalled this story about the powerful effect of cherries on gout:

    “Dr. Ludwig W. Blau, relating how eating a bowl of cherries one day led to complete relief from pain, sparked off the interest in cherries in the treatment of gout. Dr. Blau”s gout had been so severe that he had been confined to a wheelchair. One day, quite by accident, he polished off a large bowl of cherries, and the following day the pain in his foot was gone.

    “(Dr. Blau) continued eating a minimum of six cherries every day, and he was free from pain and able to get out of his wheelchair. Dr. Blau”s research led to many other people suffering from gout who reported being helped by cherries.” 

    Dr. Wei said that good results have also been reported with strawberries, which may be due to the fact that this food helps your body eliminate uric acid.45

    There are a number of ways you can enjoy your berries while they go to work benefiting your gout. If fresh cherries are out of season, or if you just want more variety, try concentrated cherry juice.46

    Cherry juice concentrate can contain about 55 to 60 tart cherries in every ounce. That’s a single recommended serving, so in other words, you’d have to eat 55 to 60 cherries to get the same health benefit (and I don’t recommend eating 55 to 60 cherries, as that is too much sugar … But with a concentrate, you can get the health benefit of the cherries without all the sugar).

    While it may not be as easy to find organic, un-pasteurized tart cherry or strawberry juice, you can find it if you search on the Web, and local health food stores should be able to order it for you also. Just make sure any juice you buy is, ideally, organic, un-pasteurized, and has no added HFCS or other sugars.

    Another option is to purchase frozen or canned tart cherries or strawberries. Organic is best, but if you can’t locate any, you can use regular varieties in a pinch. Normally it’s best to avoid non-organic canned or frozen goods, since they often have residual pesticides and additives, along with HFCS and other sweeteners and preservatives.

    A Recap: The Top Steps to Prevent and Treat Gout

    If left untreated gout can become increasingly painful and lead to joint damage. So if you experience sudden, intense pain in your joints, especially your big toe, it’s important to seek help.

    Here is a recap of the essential steps to addressing gout:

    1. Find out your nutritional type. This will tell you what foods your body needs to thrive, including whether you should be eating more fats and protein, or less.
    2. Avoid drinking soda, fruit juice and other sweet beverages. Instead, drink plenty of pure water, as the fluids will help to remove uric acid from your body. Cutting back on all forms of sugar and grain in your diet is also important.
    3. Limit the alcohol you drink (or eliminate it altogether). Alcohol may raise the levels of uric acid in your blood.
    4. Exercise. Being overweight increases your risk of gout, and regular exercise will help you to maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall health.
    5. Try tart cherries or concentrated tart cherry juice. Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both of these compounds slow down the enzymes Cyclo-oxyygenase-1 and -2, which helps to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout in your body.

    Interestingly, we have had many readers state that alfalfa tablets have provided a fair measure of relief and improvement from gout as well. I have no experience with this but it would certainly seem another avenue to explore since it is a natural product with virtually no downside or side effects. Nutmeg has also shown promise for relieving gout symptoms, so if you enjoy this spice feel free to add it liberally to your diet.

  • 16Feb
    I’ve had a bursitis issue in both heels. It’s where the Achilles attaches to the heel bone. Massage has been breaking up calcification and improving things. Is there any recommended massage oil with or without herbs that actually penetrates the skin and known to have a positive effect on ligaments/tendons
    Here’s a few herbs to help:

    Zheng Gu Shei - has remarkable healing stories with muscles, joints, tendons and bones, as the healing begins in the bone marrow. Use the lotion liberally and daily. Its very drying so one must put on lotion afterwards. Available at Acupuncture offices and Chinese Herb Shops

    • Harpagophytum procumbens (‘Sengaparile,’ ‘Devil’s Claw’ or ‘Duiwelsklou’) is known for the claw-like shape of its fruit. For thousands of years, the Khoisan people of the Kalahari Desert (in Southern Africa) have used Devil’s Claw to support healthy joints as well as for a digestive tonic. Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Devil’s Claw in supporting joint, cartilage and back (especially lower back) health.

    • Boswellia serrata is an extract of resin from a tall tree found in India. Boswellia has been used for thousands of years in traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Modern science has verified its excellent benefits for joint health. With regular use, blood supply to the joints is also maintained, keeping soft tissue nourished and viable. Recent research into Boswellia is at the forefront of developments in the field of natural joint health and studies suggest that this natural substance can help to support the health and integrity of cartilage in the joints.

    • Glucosamine is naturally manufactured in the body and scientists know that this simple substance is found in relatively high concentrations in the joints and connective tissues, where its function is to repair cartilage and maintain joint mobility. Although we know that the body can manufacture small amounts of glucosamine, this is not generally sufficient to sustain joint health, which makes supplementation very important. As a supplement, Glucosamine sulphate is derived from the shells of shellfish, crabs and oysters where it is found in high concentrations. Glucosamine is approved for the support of joint health in more than 70 countries around the world and has been the subject of many clinical studies which attest to its benefits. Because glucosamine is naturally occurring in the body it is generally very safe and well tolerated without side effects.

    • M-

      I saw this physical therapist on tv yesterday talking about her fantastic results getting rid of pain and increasing flexibility by increasing gentle movement with a small rubbber ball and hydrating connective tissue. The foot was one of the key areas.  I can’t explain it well but let me see if I can find the show online.

     

  • 26Dec

    Biography of David Klein, Ph.D.

    Dr. David Klein’s Web Sites

    http://www.colitis-crohns.com

    http://www.colitiscurebook.com

    http://www.digestionperfection.com

    http://www.selfhealingempowerment.com

    http://www.livingnutrition.com

    http://www.rawndelish.us

    http://vibranthealthandwealth.wordpress.com/

    Self-published Works By Dr. David Klein
    All are available at http://vibranthealthandwealth.com/bookstore/index.php

    Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s (available at this web site)
    Living Nutrition/Vibrance Magazine
    Raw ‘n Delish Vibrant Recipes
    Self Healing Power! by Dr. T. C. Fry, Dr. Herbert Shelton and Dr. David Klein
    The Art of Rejuvenation
    The Fruits Of Healing – A Story About a Natural Healing of Ulcerative Colitis
    Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods by Dr. T. C. Fry & Dr. David Klein
    Raw Revelation by Dr. T. C. Fry & Dr. David Klein
    Digestion Perfection – The Complete Book of Selecting, Preparing, Combining, Sequencing & Eating Foods Properly For Optimum Digestion & Superior Health by Drs. T. C. Fry, Herbert M. Shelton, David Klein, et al

    Translate this site into:

    http://www.colitis-crohns.com/about.html

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    http://www.wnho.net/ulcerative_colitis_article.htm

    ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A STORY OF HEALING
    By Madelyn Krystal Hill

    Posted: 13 March 2004

    This article originally appeared in:

    Living Nutrition Magazine vol. 15
    POB 256
    Sebastopol, CA 95473
    Web Site: http://www.livingnutrition.com
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  • 10Nov

    http://www.healthynewage.com/blog/gabrielle-roth-the-wave/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+healthynewage+%28HealthyNewAge.com%29

    Gabrielle Roth’s The Wave: Healing Though Dance
    via Holistic Healing and Natural Alternative Health Care Solutions by erin_legg on 11/10/11

  • 02Sep

    Kevin Gianni- I’m starting a 4 part series with author
    and Zen-master Richard Moss on the Renegade
    Health Show.

    In this first segment, he talks about healing
    from within and how it can manifest health not
    disease.

    Here’s where you can listen in to this now…

    http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2011/08/31/healing-is-an-inside-job/

    Live Awesome!
    Kev

  • 03May

    w Food Healing Basics – with Matt Monarch
    We regularly receive mounds of emails about beginning and maintaining a healthy raw iifestyle. Many messages go along the lines of “I have _________ condition – can eating raw help me?” – where the blank could be any kind of health condition from asthm@ to diabetes to c@ncer to eczema and any other kind of dis-ease in screen shot 2011-05-02 at 9.23.56 am.pngthe body…

    WELL…more often than not, I seem to end up sending people to read some of my husband’s myriad free articles on this lifestyle, for some more insight into the causes of dis-ease, the results of detoxification and so on…

    I thought today I’d share one of his most popular articles here, which provides a tidy overview of the “basic” key principles we personally choose to live by and share with others…you’ll see this article just below…

    You can see ALL of his wonderful articles HERE, including his latest piece on how the product Adya Clarity can help you and your loved ones pr0tect yourselves from radiati0n fallout poisoning…for now, let’s check in on those “Raw Food Healing Basics” – enjoy :)

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    The following information is for educat!on only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes.

    Why has the Raw Food Movement been growing by LEAPS and BOUNDS over the last decade???

    BECAUSE… RAW FOODS WORKS!!!, if done “correctly”…

    I have personally been eating a 100% Raw Food D!et for 13 years now. My energy levels are extremely high and my health is superb. A good 80 year old friend of mine has been eating a 100% Raw Food D!et for 60 years now. He frequently runs from 3 – 5 miles on his local be@ch, whisking past others his age shuffling with walkers or canes. There is no doubt in my mind that if the 100% Raw Food D!et is followed “correctly”, then it can be the ult!mate d!et for the human body.

    Many decades ago, Dr. Ann Wigmore discovered how to help people potentially heal from any degenerative disease. There are of course no “guarantees” or absolutes in terms of healing, yet due to Dr. Ann Wigmore’s HIGH success rate helping people to heal, she received a lot of attention, including from pharmaceutical companies.

    From what I understand, every single well-known health food institute currently in existence is based on the teachings shared at Dr. Ann Wigmore’s original healing center. These healing centers ALL follow some version of Dr. Ann Wigmore’s healing protocol and that is why all of these centers have such high success rates for helping people to heal from degenerative diseases.

    So, what are the basic points of Dr. Wigmore’s protocol?

    Ann Wigmore’s work involved many different aspects, such as sprouting, energy soup, making rejuvelac and many other processes. However, I feel that the three MOST EFFECTIVE, essential points of her original protocol are as follows:

    # Raw Food D!et
    # Periodic Colon Cleansing
    # Green Juice

    I feel that each and every one of these bullet points (especially the top two) are essential for healing. Now, a person doesn’t actually need to go the “extreme” route of a 100% Raw Food D!et to heal from disease, if they don’t want to. In this article HERE -

    http://www.therawfoodworld.com/blog/?p=518

    , you can review the basic points of what a healthy, 70-80% raw, whole-foods d!et might consist of. In my book ‘Raw Spirit‘, many of the foods that are usually eaten on an healthy whole-foods d!et are also presented. The KEY point to remember for step one of improving your d!et is to actually PERMANENTLY STOP CONSUMING all of the foods that are not raw or included in an healthy whole-foods d!et.

    Just as important as improving one’s d!et, is cleansing the colon on a periodic basis, once this PERMANENT d!etary improvement is in place. I feel pressed to express to you how CRUCIAL and IMPORTANT this particular aspect of healing is. If you go to any “Healing Health Institute” out there, they typically recommend that you do two enemas a day, PLUS three colonics a week. In my opinion, this procedure is the NUMBER ONE reason why these healing institutes have such a HIGH success rate in helping people heal from disease. I also feel that if you have a serious degenerative disease and you choose a Raw Food D!et to heal, without cleansing the colon, the ch@nces of healing are DRASTICALLY reduced. Without colon hydrotherapy, I also feel that it is unlikely someone will succeed with a Raw Food Lifestyle in the long-run. If cleansing the colon isn’t something you are willing to do to help heal from a disease, then I would recommend choosing a whole-foods, 80% raw lifestyle as your best ch@nce, rather than 100% raw.

    You may be thinking “how much solid waste is there that I need to eliminate from my body?!?” The importance of colon cleansing involves MUCH MORE than just eliminating old feces from your body. The pollution you breathe, the chemicals that get in contact with your skin and the waste produced from your organs (such as bile from the liver) are not solid waste. Colon Hydrotherapy is not only effective at removing solid feces but also at removing gas from the body, dead toxic old cells, bile, and much more. To understand this concept further, I would recommend reading my article HERE -http://www.therawfoodworld.com/blog/?p=1016
    I have also written a handful of articles on this theme near the top of the page HERE.-

    http://rawfoods.intellisoft.net/blog/index.php?page_id=81

    The reason why all of the health food institutes utilize green juice is because it is an ideal way to get nourishment into the body. Additionally, green juice makes it easier for the body to become more alkaline. Although a person can potentially heal using just the first two steps from the bullet points above – an improved d!et and cleansing the colon – on top of this, accessing IDEAL nourishment is key for the body to be able to reach optimal performance. I feel that it is especially important to consume green juice on a Raw Food D!et to avoid deficiencies in the long-run.

    There is also now a “fourth step” that has been discovered and which many of the health institutes have picked up on. Enzyme supplementation wasn’t in existence during Dr. Ann Wigmore’s time, but I feel certain that if it was, she would have added it to her protocol. When you take systemic/metabolic enzymes on an empty stomach, they have the potential to aid the healing process IMMENSELY!!! I encourage you to watch our video and read the article on these powerful enzymes by clicking HERE -

    http://www.therawfoodworld.com/blog/?p=591

    More and more people all around the world are now adopting an 80% – 100% Raw Food D!et to help them heal from disease or simply to lead a healthier lifestyle. I encourage you to read the book ‘Become Younger‘, by Dr. Norman Walker to learn more about this way of life. In this book Dr. Walker gives real life examples of how a better d!et with colon cleansing and vegetable juices have helped thousands to heal. The top two factors here for healing success are to maintain a raw or whole-foods d!et and to practice colon hydrotherapy on a periodic basis. I also encourage you to drink green vegetable juice on a daily basis and take systemic/metabolic enzymes on an empty stomach, if you’re looking for optimal results. The healing is in your hands – enjoy the process!

    You can see all of Mr. Monarch’s fabulous articles HERE – enjoy :)

    http://www.therawfoodworld.com/blog/?page_id=81