Detox & Diet

admin November 28, 2012

Our Detox Recipe

OK folks – we all know that every now and again we need to clean our bodies of the toxins, sugars, greasy, nasty garbage that we have put in there. This is the best recipe I’ve found!

You want to do this for three days to start – then once a month to help keep your body healthy(ier).

I’ll give you the recipe then a bit of an explaination of how/why it works.

1 1/2 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice. NOT from a bottle, NOT from concentrate. Go buy the little yellow lemons in the produce section and squeeze them.
1/2 cup real maple syrup The real thing – any grade. NOT maple flavor syrup, not Log Cabin or Mrs. anybody – real maple syrup. This is because real maple syrup is the only natural sweetner that will not affect your insulin levels and contains minerals that are really good for your body!
2 quarts distilled water You know where this is going … go buy the gal of distilled water in the laundry section of your grocery store. At least that’s where I find at my store. No need for spring, filtered, etc. Pure distilled water.

OK – now mix that up and drink one batch of it per day with additional water if you are still thirsty.

You will actually have lots of energy and won’t be hungry. The lemons will help balance your body pH, the maple syrup is filled with minerals and this is actually a great meal!

Take the plunge – do your 3 day detox – then a maintence day once a month. Your body will love you for it!

Do this and you will help your body fight fungus and infection from the inside out. Well … this is a way to start!

How Alkaline are You?

Most people have never heard of alkaline-acid balance, but many holistic doctors and nutritionists consider a properly balanced diet to be important to optimal health and preventing diseases such as cancer.

The theory behind an alkaline diet is that because our body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, with a normal range of 7.36 to 7.44, our diet should reflect this and also be slightly alkaline. An imbalanced diet high in acidic foods such as animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods tends to disrupt this balance. It can deplete the body of alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, making people prone to chronic and degenerative disease.

Thorough scientific studies are lacking on the alkaline diet. Many conventional doctors do not believe in the alkaline diet.

Who is this diet for?
This diet is for people who feel unwell on a high fat, low carb diet. It is also for people who lead stressful lives and consume large amounts of acidifying foods such as protein, sugar, processed food, cereals, starches, and caffeine, with little alkalinizing vegetables.

What are the symptoms of excess acidity?
Low energy, chronic fatigue

Excess mucous production

Nasal congestion

Frequent colds, flus, and infections

Nervous, stressed, irritable, anxious, agitated

Weak nails, dry hair, dry skin

Formation of cysts, such as ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts (fibrocystic breasts)

Headaches

Joint pain or arthritis

Neuritis

Muscle pain

Feel better after a detox diet

Hives

Leg cramps and spasms

Gastritis, acid indigestion

Medical doctors try to test the acidity or alkalinity of the body tissues and cells by analyzing the blood. Pioneers Carey Reams, Harold Hawkins, or Emanuel Revici developed methods to measure urine pH and other factors such as saliva pH. Modern proponents of the alkaline diet look at the pH of blood, saliva, and urine, in addition to health symptoms and other factors.

The following chart is a basic place to start. This chart can be used conjunction with the blood type diet charts as well. It works well to cross reference the two. Since no disease or infection – including a fungal infection – can live in an alkaline state it is a good idea to keep the body close to it’s natural pH. If you have athletes foot fungus, toenail, fingernail or foot fungus this is a good combination to follow in addition to soaking in the Aztec Natural Foot Soak. That’s how you getHappy Feet!

Extremely Alkaline
Lemons, Watermelon

Strongly Alkaline
Asparagus, Cantaloupe, Cayenne, Celery, Dates, Figs, Fruit Juices, Grapes (sweet), Kelp, Kiwifruit, Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley, Passionfruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Seaweeds, Seedless Grapes (sweet), Umeboshi Plums, Vegetable Juices, Watercress

Moderately Alkaline
Alfalfa Sprouts, Apples (sour), Apples (sweet), Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Beans (fresh, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carob, Cauliflower, Currants, Dates, Figs (fresh), Garlic, Ginger (fresh), Grapefruit, Grapes (less sweet), Grapes (sour), green), Guavas, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce (leafy green), Lettuce (pale green), Nectarine, Oranges, Peaches (less sweet), Peaches (sweet), Pears (less sweet), Peas (fresh, Peas (less sweet), Potatoes (with skin), Pumpkin (less sweet), Pumpkin (sweet), Raspberries, Sea Salt (vegetable), Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Corn (fresh), sweet), Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider)

Slightly Alkaline
Almonds, Artichokes (Jerusalem), Brussel Sprouts, Cherries, Chestnuts (dry, Coconut (fresh), Cow’s Milk and Whey (raw), Cream (fresh, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Eggs, Goat’s Milk and Whey (raw), Honey (raw), Leeks, Margarine, Mushrooms, Neutral Butter (fresh, Oils (except olive), Okra, Olive Oil, Olives (ripe), Onions, Pickles (homemade), Poultry (white meat), Radishes, raw), roasted), Sea Salt, Sesame Seeds (whole), Soy Beans (dry), Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Spices, Sprouted Grains, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Tomatoes (sweet), unsalted), Vinegar (sweet brown rice), Yeast (nutritional flakes), Yogurt (plain)

Moderately Acidic
Adzuki, Bananas (green), Barley (rye), Beans (mung, Dry Coconut, Fructose, garbanzo), Blueberries, Bran, Butter, Cereals (unrefined), Cheeses, Crackers (unrefined rye, Cranberries, Goat’s Milk, Honey (pasteurized), Ketchup, kidney, Maple Syrup (unprocessed), Milk (homogenized), Molasses (un-sulfured and organic), Most Nuts, Mustard, Oats (rye, Olives (pickled), organic), Pasta (whole grain), Pastry (whole grain and honey), pinto, Plums, Popcorn (with salt and/or butter), Potatoes, Prunes, Rice (basmati and brown), rice and wheat), Seeds (pumpkin, Soy Sauce, sunflower), Wheat Bread (sprouted organic)

Extremely Acidic
Artificial Sweeteners, Beef, Beer, Breads, Brown Sugar, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Cereals (refined), Chocolate, Cigarettes and Tobacco, Coffee, Cream of Wheat (unrefined), Custard (with white sugar), Deer, Drugs, Fish, Flour (white wheat), Fruit Juices with Sugar, Jams, Jellies, Lamb, Liquor, Maple Syrup (processed), Molasses (sulfured), Pasta (white), Pastries and Cakes from White Flour, Pickles (commercial), Pork, Poultry (dark meat), Sugar (white), Table Salt (refined and iodized), Tea (black), White Bread, White Vinegar (processed), Whole Wheat Foods, Wine, Yogurt (sweetened)

Sources
The above lists are a compilation of information taken from
Body pHilosophy at www.sagastevin.com

WARNING – an alkalizing diet will deplete your body of potassium. You must take potassium supplements while on this diet. The amount of potassium you need many vary, but athletes who sweat a lot need three or four grams (1000 mg) a day of additional potassium.