How Alkalizing Your Body Can Improve Your Health

Alkalising can be a powerful way for us to support our cells so they can work at their best. A powerful way to accelerate healing in your body is to eat alkaline inducing whole foods. Alkalising foods can help to regulate our energy intake, assist our cardiovascular system and even how we metabolise proteins.

 

If you have a weight issue and/or suspect you may have a thyroid issue try having protein for breakfast instead of in the evening, this can make a huge difference.

 

What to Eliminate from Your Diet:

  • Additive loaded processed and fast foods.

 

  • Remove all foods containing refined flour and gluten including bread and other wheat products such as breakfast cereals and pasta. Gluten can cause gut problems like malabsorption syndrome and leaky gut syndrome.

 

  • Remove all dairy products from your diet. Try unsweetened almond, macadamia or coconut milk instead.

 

  • Avoid sugar, particularly refined sugars. Now I know this is a hard one because we are addicted to sugar but it is really important.

 

  • Avoid alcohol because it is loaded with sugar too. If you cannot live without it then cut it down to one or two glasses, once or twice a week.

 

What to add to your diet:

  • Eat whole foods… not processed or fast foods which are loaded with additives.

 

  • Try going to your local health food store and creating your own breakfast power mix with non-wheat, no-GMO cereals, nuts and fresh fruits.

 

  • Eat only pasture-raised, grass-fed animal meats that contain no hormones boosters and antibiotics.

 

  • Fish like wild-caught salmon and sardines.

 

  • Try unsweetened almond, macadamia or coconut milk instead of dairy milk especially if you suspect you maybe lactose intolerant. Actually you not lactose intolerant… you are an adult… milk is for infants (and preferably mother’s milk).

 

  • Organic cold-pressed coconut oil (anti-inflammatory) or pure organic extra virgin olive oil (not for cooking on high heat as it breaks down into carcinogens, use coconut oil instead as it has the highest heat threshold).

 

  • Eat lots of coniferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

 

  • Add beans (not baked beans as they have sugar in them) and eggs into your diet.

 

  • Introduce garlic and red onions to your evening meal.

 

  • Eat lots of watermelon (richest source of L-Citrulline) and other melons, cucumbers, onions, garlic and chick peas which also contain L-Citrulline. (Your kidneys change L-Citrulline into another amino acid called L-Arginine and a chemical called nitric oxide. These compounds are important to your heart and blood vessel health. They can also boost your immune system.

 

  • Natural food sources containing L-Arginine which include turkey (richest source), chicken, pork, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, spirulina (seaweed) and quinoa.

 

  • Include a high-quality pre and probiotic formula

 

  • Add an alkalizing booster powder containing Magnesium Carbonate, Citric Acid, Potassium Bicarbonate and bicarbonate of soda.

 

  • Supplement with high-quality nutritional supplements, they are more expensive but have a better absorption rate and less additives, and preferably look for the highest grade pharmaceutical-grade rather than the lower medical-grade or the lowest grade cosmetic or nutritional grade supplements (most commonly found on chemist and supermarket shelves).

 

  • Have protein smoothie for breakfast (PEA protein powder, chia seeds, mixed berries, bananas, strawberries, mangoes (skin and all) and other fresh seasonal fruits).

 

A Warning about Whey Protein Powders

Whey Protein

Dr. Art Ayers, a former professor at Harvard University with a Ph. D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, had this to say about whey shakes:

“Avoid whey protein (a by-product of the dairy industry) as it may destabilize the gut microbiota by disrupting the gut flora. This is why it can facilitate weight gain or loss, since gut flora are involved in weight stability but at what cost. But whey shakes also have proteins that are partially digested to produce antimicrobial peptides and other factors that disrupt adult gut flora. I think that the whey shakes work temporarily, because they destabilize the gut microbiota that are providing part of the metabolic set point that helps the body to resist weight change from excess or insufficient dietary calories. Whey protein supplements contain peptides and hormones that may negatively impact human health.”

 

Calcium Caseinate

Dietary supplement ‘calcium caseinate’ is a protein that is obtained from casein present in skim and milk. Calcium caseinate, micellar casein, and milk casein isolate are the three types of casein proteins, out of which calcium caseinate is the lowest quality casein.

Calcium Caseinate does not contain pure casein but a highly processed variant of casein, called calcium caseinate. It cannot offer similar health benefits as offered by casein. Proteins that undergo heating (processing involves exposure to high heat) and various other chemical processes often lose many of the functional benefits. They are said to be denatured (different from their original, natural structure). Such proteins can prove to be harmful to your health.

 

Possible Side effects

 

  • Those that are lactose-intolerant may experience stomach pain and bloating (excess gas and pressure in stomach). They are at a higher risk for developing gastrointestinal problems. Excessive consumption of this supplement may result in heartburn, indigestion, etc.

 

  • Acid casein is treated with the chemical calcium hydroxide (alkali) to get calcium caseinate. Such chemical alkalies may curb and damage the nutrient-absorbing capacity of your digestive system.

 

  • Because it is exposed to high heat during processing, the caseinate becomes an ultra thermolyzed protein combined with MSG (a by-product of protein thermolyzation). Consumption of this protein may lead to headaches, chest pain, nausea, weakness, heart palpitations, etc. It is true that more research is needed to prove these facts. Most people experience short-term reactions to MSG that don’t require any treatment, but possibility of long-term effects cannot be completely denied. Dangers of MSG include brain damage, weight gain, obesity, liver inflammation, type 2 diabetes, etc. The MSG in disguise can trigger your allergies too.

 

  • It is difficult for the human stomach to digest the denatured protein completely. So, some undigested protein enters the colon. There, it is fermented by colonic bacteria. This results in formation of highly carcinogenic phenolic compounds that contribute to the growth of colonic tumours. Thus, ultra thermalised casein can increase the risk of colon cancer.

 

  • Researchers and doctors are of the opinion that casein peptides can seriously affect blood pressure levels during and after surgery.

 

  • It has been observed that casein products interfere with the adsorption of certain drugs which can eventually result in serious health issues.

 

  • Some people are allergic to casein and may have a life-threatening reaction.

 

Dr. Russell Blaylock M.D., has described in his book “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills” that calcium and sodium caseinates as food additives always contain free glutamate. The review of this book is available on the American Nutrition Association’s Nutrition Digest, Volume 36, No. 4. Although MSG is not added to the supplement as an ingredient, it is formed during processing, and therefore, it may not be mentioned on the label. To be on the safe side, pregnant and breastfeeding women and those who are about to undergo a surgery should avoid taking calcium caseinate supplement.

Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/side-effects-of-calcium-caseinate.html

 

Fructose Excess in your Protein Powders

It’s good to keep in mind though that fructose, in small amounts, has been in our diet for a very long time as a species and that we usually handle small amounts very well. The real damage is when the high sugar habit becomes chronic and is repeated day after day like consuming protein powders with a large Fructose component.

 

Here are a few known possible health issues:

Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver and can’t be used for energy by your body’s cells. It’s therefore not only completely useless for the body, but is also a toxin in high enough amount because the job of the liver is to get rid of it, mainly by transforming it into fat and sending that fat to our fat cells. Excess fructose damages the liver and leads to insulin resistance in the liver as well as fatty liver disease.

 

Fructose reacts with proteins and polyunsaturated fats in our bodies 7 times more than glucose. This reaction creates AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), which are compounds that create oxidative damage in our cells and ultimately lead or contribute to inflammation and a host of chronic diseases.

 

Fructose increases uric acid production, which, in excess, can cause gout, kidney stones and precipitate or aggravate hypertension.

 

While most of your body’s cells can’t use fructose as a source of energy, the bacteria in your gut can and excess fructose can create gut flora imbalances, promote bacterial overgrowth and promote the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

 

In part because of the damage done to the liver, chronic excess fructose causes dyslipidemia, which means that your blood lipid markers tend to shift towards numbers that indicate a risk for heart disease.

 

Fructose rapidly causes leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that controls appetite and metabolism to maintain a normal weight. Leptin resistant people tend to gain fat and become obese really easily.

 

Excess fructose alone can cause all the problems associated with the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, heart disease).

 

Cancer cells thrive and proliferate very well with fructose as their energy source.

 

Excess fructose also affects brain functioning, especially as it relates to appetite regulation. It has also been shown to impair memory in rats.

-Source: https://paleoleap.com/10-reasons-why-fructose-is-bad/

Is Detoxing for You?

Robyn Openshaw is a researcher and expert in human detoxification.

You’ve heard about cleansing or detoxing, and maybe you’ve wondered:

  • Is it scary?
  • Will I suffer?
  • Will I be hungry?
  • Don’t I have a liver and kidneys already “detoxing” for me?
  • Will my food addictions get the best of me?
  • Will I fail?

Robyn made this short video about WHO should detoxify, and WHY…..after over 20 years of studying with the most gifted and knowledgeable holistic clinicians all over the world–on 4 continents, in 19 clinics.

She learned that the vast majority of medical doctors have no idea how to optimize the detoxification pathways of the body.

And why you NEED to, just like you need to change the air filter and oil filter in your car.

(If you’d had a Model T in the 1930’s during the infamous Dust Bowl, could you have driven forever without changing the air filter? With 84,000 chemicals approved for use in our environment now….well, it’s the equivalent of the Dust Bowl!)

Eating processed food and animal products, and even conventional produce sprayed with herbicides and pesticides, adds to your Toxic Body Burden. (That is, the amount of toxicity that goes in, reduced by the amount that is filtered out, by your organs of elimination.)

Toxins in your beauty products and in your water and air are other sources of exposure.

We live in a strange new world full of synthetic chemicals harmful to human life, everywhere.

(The Environmental Working Group estimates the average woman is exposed to over 100 harmful chemicals every week, through personal care products alone!)

In your food, there are genetically modified ingredients, synthetic additives, preservatives, nitrites and nitrates in cured meats, neurotoxins like MSG and aspartame in hundreds of products. And so much more.

Municipal water contains endocrine disruptors like chlorine, fluoride, phthalates, and even residuals of prescription drugs. Bottled water contains leached plastics.

In Robyn’s Detox Video Masterclass she’s made available to us, Robyn tackles all these topics.

If you’ve ever wondered what you can do, to eliminate more toxicity from your body, check out her 4 really educational inspiring and educational videos in the masterclass on these topics:

  1. Could Toxicity Be Why I’m Sick? The 7 Types of Toxins in Your Body and How to Eliminate Them
  2. How to Change Your Weight Set Point Forever (Detoxing, Not Dieting)
  3. 8 Foods That Help You Detoxify (and 11 That Cause Toxicity)
  4. Bonus: How a Physical Detox Can Resolve Emotional Issues

She’s offering you a spot in her FREE video class, on how to clean up and reboot your organs of elimination, to feel better than you have in 20 years.

VIDEO: Is Detoxing For You?
After 20 years of research and experimentation, Robyn has now supported over 10,000 people through a 26-day detox process.

She’s gathered data, including 500 detoxers’ inspiring stories, and she has some pretty interesting things to say about what happens, in the process!

 

(What’s “easy and fun.” What’s “hard.” She’s really honest about it.)

If you think detoxing is for weight loss, think again. Watch the short video to learn why some folks in the “ideal weight” category are shown to be at higher risk than those with lots of external body fat.

Detoxing is for anyone who lives where there’s car exhaust, processed food, chlorine and fluoride in the water, electronic devices in your energy field, or who experiences chronic stress. Robyn explains why.

It’s a strange, polluted world out there, and we have to get very smart, to eliminate higher-than-ever “toxic body burden.”

That’s where A (the input of toxic chemicals) minus B (the amount of chemical burden your elimination channels successfully excrete) = C (what’s left).

So, what do you do about the remainder? That overwhelm of toxicity, when kidneys, liver, lymphatic system, blood, and respiratory system can’t keep up?

An extremely well tested detoxification process radically reduces your disease risk.

Plus, following the program for 26 days robs your fat stores of the job they’re currently doing for you.

(Because your fat stores are hoarding toxic chemicals. Why? So they don’t get into critical organs and kill you. Your fat plays a very important role, especially around the middle of your body. And your body will keep hoarding fat, until you decrease that toxic body burden.)

I highly recommend this Video Masterclass, where Robyn explains that. She began researching detoxification when she was obese, very ill with 21 diseases, and her 1-year old was dying, in and out of hospitals, on constant bronchial drugs, steroids, and antibiotics. A “failure to thrive” baby below the 5th percentile, he clung to life and bounced in and out of emergency rooms.

What she discovered is in this Video Masterclass. Detoxing twice a year is how she became a competitive athlete, and ditched 70 pounds and all medications and disease states. She was dying, and on half a dozen drugs, diagnosed with 21 diseases, at 25. Now she’s 50 and free of all symptoms, diagnoses, and prescriptions.

She believes that aging isn’t so much about years, as much as toxic body burden overwhelming the immune system.

And I won’t be a spoiler, but there’s a really amazing story about what happened to her severely ill “Failure to Thrive” baby, in one of the masterclass videos as well.

Watch this short video to help you think through whether a period devoted to resting, rebuilding, and repairing your elimination organs and immune system is right for you.

If you’re intrigued by the idea of decreasing your own toxicity, take a deeper look, in the free video masterclass. And ask questions of Robyn after watching any of the videos. Enjoy!

Why Should I Detox?

Did you know that many reasons why people are sick or end up with inflammation and disease in the body is through unchecked build-up of toxins in the body? There are many different toxins that enter our bodies from different sources and disrupt and interfere with our internal endocrine system.

 

The endocrine system consists of a set of glands (thyroid, gonads, adrenal and pituitary) and the hormones they produce (thyroxine, estrogen, testosterone and adrenaline), which help guide the development, growth, reproduction, and behaviour of animals, including humans. Hormones are signalling molecules, which travel through the bloodstream and elicit responses in other parts of the body.

 

Known endocrine disruptors in the human body include:

Heavy Metals like lead, nickel, tin, arsenic, cadium, antimony and uranium. Heavy metals cause oxidative damage to your cells and deplete essential minerals your body needs. One of the big one’s is mercury from dental fillings.

 

Household Products that contain plasticizers such as Bisphenol A found in plastic bottles. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including metal food cans, detergents, food, toys, and cosmetics.

 

Pharmaceuticals

Endocrine-disrupter compounds (EDC) are also found in pharmaceuticals. Protein Disulfide Isomerase (PDI) in the endoplasmic reticulum of all cells catalyses the rearrangement of disulfide bridges during folding of membrane and secreted proteins. As PDI is also known to bind various molecules including hormones such as estradiol and thyroxin, we considered the hypothesis that adverse effects of endocrine-disrupter compounds (EDC) could be mediated through their interaction with PDI leading to defects in membrane or secreted proteins.

 

The present data indicate that the tested EDCs could not only affect endocrine target cells through nuclear receptors as previously shown, but could also affect these and all other cells by positively or negatively affecting PDI activity. The substrate DiE-GSSG has been demonstrated to be a convenient substrate to measure PDI reductase activity in the presence of various potential EDCs. It will certainely be usefull for the screening of potential effect of all kinds of chemicals on PDI reductase activity. -Source: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0009507

 

Phytoestrogens

Another natural example of an endocrine disrupter is Phytoestrogens, which are naturally occurring substances in plants that have hormone-like activity. Examples of phytoestrogens are genistein and daidzein, which can be found in soy-derived products.

 

Emotional Toxins

Emotional toxicity from stressful situations can cause mental and physical impairment in the body, even witnessing a traumatic event on the television screen can cause emotional toxins in the body.

 

Electromagnetic Frequencies that mess with our body’s electromagnetic frequency and include cell /mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, power lines and telecommunication towers.

 

Environmental Pesticides, Herbicides and Flame Retardants

More than 50 pesticide active ingredients have been identified as endocrine disruptors by the European Union and endocrine disruptor expert Theo Colborn, PhD. –Source: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/resources/pesticide-induced-diseases-database/endocrine-disruption

A huge number of chemicals have been identified as endocrine disruptors, among them several pesticides. Pesticides are used to kill unwanted organisms in crops, public areas, homes and gardens, and parasites in medicine.  -Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3138025/

 

PBCs

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a broad group of chemicals that includes 209 aromatic chlorinated hydrocarbons used for products ranging from fluorescent light fixtures to coolant fluids inside parts of consumer electronics. Short-term exposure to large amounts of PCBs can cause liver damage; the effects of smaller concentrations can be more subtle, affecting the reproductive development of children of exposed mothers. -Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480494/

 

The potential for human exposure to PCBs still exists, however, because they persist in air, soil, and water sediments for many years. Additionally, they are also found in older transformers, capacitors, fluorescent lighting fixtures, electrical devices, and appliances that are still in use.

 

Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds (DLCs)

Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) are compounds that are highly toxic environmental persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

 

DLCs are unintended by-products of combustion. Combustion sources can be of anthropogenic (e.g., waste incineration) or natural origin (e.g., forest fires). Industrial (e.g., paper and chemical manufacturing) and biological processes also contribute to DLC production, although in smaller quantities.

 

Nutritional supplementation is a powerful and effective way to detox your system but before you rush out and buy different detox vitamins, minerals and herbs, you need to know the different grades of nutritional supplements available in the marketplace: Pharmaceutical Grade, Medical Grade, Cosmetic or Nutritional Grade.

 

Pharmaceutical Grade is the highest quality grade of vitamins and supplements meaning the purity; dissolution and absorption meet the highest regulatory standard verified by an independent party. Pharmaceutical grade vitamins and nutrients may be available without a prescription, but they are typically sold by licensed health care professionals.

 

Medical Grade vitamins and nutrients are also high-grade supplements but may not meet all the standards of pharmaceutical grade supplements. Prenatal vitamins normally fall into this category.

 

Cosmetic or Nutritional Grade supplements are typically sold in health food stores, chemists and, readily available on supermarket shelves. These supplements may not always be tested for absorption, dissolution or purity. Additionally, these supplements do not always have the same concentration of active ingredients as what is listed on the label.

 

You may or may not be aware that 98% of supplements readily available are of cosmetic grade… not even close to pharmaceutical grade.

 

One line of powerful and very effective nutritional supplements is the Le-vel brand THRIVE line here https://brainspahealth.le-vel.com  The reason people are seeing amazing results when using THRIVE nutritional supplements, and why they cost a little more, is because they are pharmaceutical-grade, and only the highest quality nutritional ingredients are sourced.

How to do a Mini Detox

How to do a Mini Detox:

A Short 1-Week Body Detox

This mini detox is designed to ease you into the world of detoxing and to allow you to feel how rejuvenated you will feel when you give your body a chance to cleanse. Ideally you should do this detox for 30-days and do it three times a year. but let’s start with a short one week mini detox. The aim here is to alkalise our bodies to combat the acid waste we have accumulated.

Things to Avoid During Your Mini Detox Week:
Alcohol, Sugar, Meat, Dairy, Wheat (Gluten), Fast Foods, Processed Packed Foods (most contain refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in varying degrees and under different guises).

Things to Do During Your Mini Detox Week:
Drink at least 2-3 litres of pure filtered water. Don’t use bottled water as most is either distilled or created using the reverse osmosis method both of which, strip the water of everything including the good minerals and leave your water acidic and tasteless. Remember we are trying to alkalise our bodies so do not need to be putting in acidic water.

Read our article: Best Water Purification Filtration System

Upon Waking Every Morning
Do this as soon as you wake up and before you eat or drink anything else apart from filtered water. Squeeze half a fresh lemon or pour 5ml of apple cider vinegar into a large 250ml glass of warm or room temperature filtered water and sip away until it is all gone. Remember, do this before you eat or drink anything else. This will hydrate and alkalise your body and stimulate and assist your liver in the detox process.

Now you can have a cup of tea (herbal) or coffee (decaffeinated) but we want to avoid caffeine. Do not use refined sugar. If you must sweeten your beverage, do it with Stevia (natural plant derived sweetener) or Natvia (only 0.4% calories as compared to 16 calories for equivalent in refined sugar), which contains Erythritol (fruit sugar) and Steviol Glycosides (extracted from Stevia), and now available in granulated form from most supermarkets and a lot sweeter than refined sugar.

Stevia and Natvia are among the healthiest substitutes for sugar, are non-toxic and also have several traditional medicinal uses. Studies suggest that Stevia has a regulating effect on the pancreas and could help stabilise blood sugar levels in the body.

DO NOT use artificial sweeteners like Equal as they contain very questionable ingredients like aspartame and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and you do not want to be putting those into your body.

Remember, this is only a mini detox and we want to avoid all artificial stimulants. We want to create a natural energy boost that will last, not spike then crash.

Breakfast
Cereals: is a bowl of natural unsweetened cereal (check the label, if it contains sugar don’t buy it). Try puffed rice, corn or kamut with almond or pure coconut milk. If you must sweeten it try fruit, Stevia or a drizzle of pure honey (Manuka honey is the best if you can get it).

Porridge with a tablespoon of coconut oil (brain food) added and sweetened with dates, date paste, Stevia or a drizzle of pure Manuka honey.

Toast: If you have toast, use gluten-free bread with pure butter (not margarine) and smear with Vegemite or almond butter. Avoid jams and honey here as we want to avoid the sugar spike as much as possible. Try it with Vegemite, tomato and avocado (sounds like a weird combination but tastes awesome and good for you).

Pancakes, muffins and the like are okay provided they are gluten-free and do not contain added sugar (read the labels) or make your own using one of the numerous different gluten-free alternative flours readily available from your local health food store.

Smoothie: Instead of the above, try a power smoothie made with fresh fruit and vegetables with fresh filtered water (hydration again) or almond or coconut milk. We try different combinations of fruits like bananas, mango, kiwi fruit, green apples, pineapple, watermelon, paw paw, pears, peaches, nectarines, berries, tomatoes and sprouted vegetables.

We normally go to our local organic fruit and vegetable store and just buy up what’s available in the bargain trolley… hey we are not keeping it, it’s going into our smoothies… and its cost effective!

If you have to buy frozen fruits, check the labels and make sure its all pure frozen fruit with no added sugar. Yes I know unbelievable isn’t it! Why would you want to add sugar to naturally sweet fruit? Because we are addicted to sugar and the major manufacturers know it!

It’s fun to combine and we get some not so tasty combos but some that just blow your taste buds away. You can also combine green powders, readily available from your health food store, that contain a combination of (preferably fermented) cereal grasses, green vegetables and algae plus enzymes, probiotics and food-based supplements. Chlorella and cilantro (coriander) are potent heavy metal detox foods, especially for mercury. Chlorella is a food that can be consumed daily.

The one we use is Vitality Super Green which contains an extraordinary spectrum (or life force) of fermented algae and cereal grasses, fermented green veggies, enzymes, probiotics and food-based supplements providing you the highest quality green drink, to help rebuild and strengthen your immunity and to create new vitality. Check out the make-up of Vitality Super Green Here

Add a scoop or two of Vitality Super Green to your fruit smoothies and you won’t notice the difference, and the energy boost it will give you is phenomenal and will normally last all day.

Lunch
Lunch can be difficult sometimes particularly if you are working or out and about during the day. It gets tempting to just grab some fast food… but don’t do it! You will be defeating the whole purpose of the detox. Remember, its only for one week. Take a packed lunch (gluten-free wrap) with you and a large bottle of filtered water.

Try Sushi for lunch but get the rolls without meat or cooked ingredients. Try the vegetable rolls or one’s with raw fish like salmon and tuna. Or find a place that makes fresh wraps and combine whatever you want but avoid the meats. Even the local Kebab shop will give you a vegetable wrap with tabouli, tomato, lettuce, carrot, cucumber and beetroot.

Once again if you have to have a hot drink then make it a herbal tea or decaf coffee. Avoid bottled or packaged fruit juices as most say they are pure natural juice but they are mostly made from concentrate, which has sugar added (remember they know we are addicted).

Get your juice freshly squeezed from a juice bar or try 100% coconut water (great for re-hydrating) now readily available from most large supermarket chains.

Dinner
There are a lot of combinations you can try for dinner but during a detox week, we normally go for the gluten-free wraps again but this time with salmon or tuna for variety. They are nourishing and not to heavy, which is important for the evening meal as we want to process it before going to bed. Try to eat an hour or two before going to bed.

If you absolutely need a cooked meal (no meat) then try steamed vegetables with fresh fish cooked in a little pure organic coconut oil or poached in some almond or coconut water. Roast vegetables sprinkled with fresh herbs and roasted in a little coconut oil are also delicious.

We use coconut oil for all our baking, roasting and frying because it does not break down when subjected to high heat like vegetable oils and the like which oxidise when heated. Read more about why we shouldn’t use vegetable oils here https://healthyhomesblog.com under the heading “Coconut Oil in Your Kitchen

For those who don’t like the taste or smell of coconut there are varieties of coconuts that are tasteless and odourless.

There are many recipes you can try from your cookbook, just eliminate or substitute the meat and dairy and you will be surprised how tasty they are. Try rice, tomato and herb dishes or baked sweet potato with whole baked mushrooms (baking them whole seals in the juices). Remember we are only doing this for one week to see how much better we feel… its not that hard and you are going to notice the difference.

Goodies to Stuff into Your Gluten-Free Wraps
Tuna and wild salmon (canned okay but only in natural brine or spring water, Raw grated, beetroot (not canned), Cucumber, Celery, Tomatoes, Shredded raw zucchini, Grated raw sweet potato, Grated raw pumpkin (sweet and tastes great), Kale and Lettuce, Capsicum, Onions and Garlic, Herbs and spices, Hummus and Tahini, and Cous Cous, Almond nut and Chia seed spread, Dates (great sweetener for desert wraps), Banana, Kiwi Fruit, Green Apples, Shredded coconut or the meat of a fresh whole coconut, Fresh Berries (if you have to buy frozen, read the label and get the ones with no added sugar and yes most supermarkets have them. We use the Creative Gourmet brand from Coles).

When you have finished your detox it is recommended you eat only healthy fats, avoid all wheat and gluten products and minimize your sugar intake to raw honey. The following is a list of foods the fall into the preceding categories.

Healthy fats: extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grass-fed tallow and organic or pasture-fed butter, ghee, almond milk, avocados, coconuts, olives,nuts and nut butters, cheese (except for blue cheeses), and seeds (flax seed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Chia seeds).

Good Sources of Protein: whole eggs; wild fish (salmon, black cod, mahi mahi, grouper,herring, trout, sardines); shellfish and molluscs (shrimp, crab, lobster, mussels, clams, oysters); grass-fed (NOT grain fed) meats (pork, beef, lamb, veal, liver, bison), free-range fowl and poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, and ostrich) and wild game.

Healthy Vegetable Choices: leafy greens and lettuces, collards, spinach, broccoli, kale, chard, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, sauerkraut, artichoke, alfalfa sprouts, green beans, celery, bok choy, radishes, watercress, turnip, asparagus, garlic, leek, fennel, shallots, scallions, ginger, parsley, water chestnuts.

Low-Sugar Vegetables and Fruits: avocado, bell peppers, cucumber, tomato, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, eggplant, lemons, limes.

Herbs, Seasonings, and Condiments (use fresh if you can find them): These are normally okay but just check the labels for added ingredients. Get rid of tomato sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, and chutney (nearly all are full of sugar) but mustard, horseradish, and salsa are okay provided they are free of gluten, wheat, soy, and sugar. There are virtually no restrictions on herbs and seasonings but once again check the labeling and avoid ones that were made at plants that process wheat and soy. Your best bet is to go fresh herbs and seasonings straight out of your garden or from your local organic health food store.

Superfood Powders: Raw Maca, Raw Cacao or Cocoa, Super Green Powder, Pure Organic Vegan Protein (no soy, caseins or fillers)

What You Need To Buy
Pure Organic Coconut Oil (health food store)”Cocobella” pure coconut water (in the bottled water aisle in Coles), “Coco Quench” coconut milk, “Blue Diamond Almond Breeze” unsweetened almond milk (all in the long-life milk section of Coles).
Unsweetened Gluten-Free Cereal or Rolled Oats (health food aisle in Coles)
Vitality Super Green
Stevia of Natvia (available in granules at Coles)
Gluten-Free Wraps (if none available find wraps with the least additives)
Get the Best Home Water Purification Filtration System
Stock up on fresh organic fruit and vegetables
An Alkalising Booster

Feel free to email us at info@innerhealthblog.com if you are having trouble locating any of the above products and we can arrange to have then shipped directly to you.

Jon Gabriel 12-Day Total Detox Program

Jon Gabriel 12-Day Total Detox Program

Jon Gabriel is about to introduce a brand-new course called The Gabriel Method 12-day Detox Program and is selecting a team of individuals to work exclusively along with himself and his team during a live, online detoxification whereby you can go through a complete, entire body detoxing process together, step-by-step, and before he launches this specific completely new technique to the public.

Next year, this will wind up being presented as a “do it yourself’ kit, but only this one time, Jon is thrilled to provide this as a live, team mentoring experience in which everyone is going to get to operate 1-on-1 with Jon, his personnel, and masses of Gabriel Method followers all over the planet.

Jon’s online subscribers have really been prompting for this for several years, so he is incredibly excited to reveal this with you right now. Considering the fact that Jon will be going through the method himself, along with numerous of his coaches and personnel, it is going to end up being an tremendous valuable experience for everyone.

 

Jon Gabriel 12-Day Detox Program

12-Day Detox Program

Precisely what this program is not…

… Is not a crash and burn diet plan

… It’s not a burn 7 lbs within 7 days kind of thing

… And it is absolutely not about spending 7 days on the toilet or starving yourself to death

 

The Gabriel Method Detox will be a cutting-edge procedure to detoxing which any individual can do safely at home. This method effectively accelerates the rate at which your entire body gets rid of toxins by two to 10 times the actual normal speed… and the actual best part is… you probably will end the program feeling maybe even less hungry as compared with when you commenced for the reason that you have reset your current fat storage hormones which probably is quite frankly as important as the cleansing itself (if not more).

 

For a number of men and women, the excess weight loss health benefits of cleansing can be immediate as well as quite noticeable; however, the majority of the time, the substantial benefits take place a couple of weeks or even a thirty day period following conclusion of the program when the compounding effects of your cleansed body start to convert directly into weight reduction.

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