Your body can secrete acid and alkaline enzymes to break down your food – but not at the same time. Protein digestion requires an acidic digestive environment, and carbohydrates require an alkaline one. Combining the two will cause confusion and putrification of your meal.
Holy Basil is an ancient herb that is known as ‘Tulsi’ in its homeland of India. This herb’s name literally means “matchless” and its benefits have been documented from around 3000 years ago and are mentioned in the classic Indian Ayurvedic text that deals with natural healing.
Cannabis indica, cannabis sativa and marijuana – all refer to the same plant. Medical Cannabis has been used to treat pain, nausea and vomiting effects of chemotherapy and people with AIDS. The roots of its use go back to as far as ancient Chinese medicine when it was considered a ‘magical’ herb.
I can remember the days before my family had a microwave. Days when our meals were sometimes slow-cooked for hours in order to bring out all of the flavors. I can also remember a family trip to the mall one Saturday when I was five years old, where a product demonstrator fried egg after egg – noting the convenience of the non-stick pan.
When is it time to call it quits with lunch? Is it when your entire sandwich, fries, salad and sides are gone? Is it when your belly starts to feel bloated? Most of us feel that it’s necessary to fill up in order for a meal to be satisfying. I was once even under the misconception that filling up meant my body was getting full nutrition.
Detoxing is body’s way of eliminating poisons and by-products from everyday life. Whether it’s flour from a diet high in refined carbohydrates, heavy metals from exposure to environmental toxins, back-log of medication, or viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites or worms – all of this stuff needs to come out.
Deciding to make drastic lifestyle and diet changes can be extremely overwhelming. If you choose to begin by eating organic and whole foods, as I did, you may soon realize that there is a much bigger picture. As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, detoxing from the supermarket way of life literally opens your mind to a world of conscious decision making.
What if I invited you to lunch and offered you one of three dishes: A bowl of crunchy potato chips, a bowl of juicy red grapes, or a bowl of leafy greens – which would you choose? My mother asked me this question yesterday as we debated my role in convincing society to change their eating habits.
According to a 2003 book by renowned integrative health expert, Andreas Moritz – Cancer is not a disease. The malignant demon that we all fear is instead the human body’s final cry for help. Cancer is a survival mechanism. It’s the body’s last attempt to heal itself from stressors and live for as long as possible.
Alkaline water has a pH level greater than 7 and is also called ionized water. The term pH refers to the potential for hydrogen as it determines a certain quantity, referred to as hydrogen ions in the water. Among the ‘claimed’ benefits of switching to alkaline water are that it helps to neutralize the (over) acidic condition of a person’s body, and being an anti-oxidant, it may improve resistance to oncoming diseases.