Juicing 101 – Basic Green Recipe for Vibrant Health

There are a lot of reasons to drink your vegetables.
Yes. DRINK.

Juicing is the best way to get the benefits of raw veges in a no nonsense way. It’s easier to digest and absorb, easy to consume and provides live enzymes and antioxidants in one powerful glass full of life! It detoxes and alkalizes and provides nutrients, vitamins and minerals in an absorbable format. The magnesium and chlorophyll in green juices soothes and calms the nervous system and minimizes stress in your body.

You should ideally start your day with a glass of green juice made by using a juice extractor, so to get you started and used to doing this, try the following combination. It is light and gentle on the digestive system.

2 apples – makes it sweeter and more palatable
half a cucumber – good source of potassium
2 celery stalks – excellent source of sodium
half a lemon

It makes about 250 – 300ml of juice. You can add about the same amount of water to dilute it. Drink a glass in the morning and keep the rest in a flask with ice for later in the day to keep it away from light and air…or share!

I will expand on how to juice, why, and more in this series on Juicing 101.

If you’ve experienced the joys and benefits of juicing, please let us know what your favourite combinations are in the comments below!

Source: Rawlicious by Peter and Beryn Daniel

How to keep your Gut Healthy to Prevent Sinus & Hay fever

Spring Time Pollen from FlowersYour digestive system does so much more than just digest and eliminate food! It is also the base of your immune system, so if it does not function optimally, your system can be open to attacks by viruses, bacteria and parasites. It also means that, if imbalanced, it will not digest properly, your body will not receive the correct building blocks to function and heal properly and so it will cause a myriad of problems including high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.

But, more importantly for our purpose regarding sinus and hayfever, it will also not eliminate properly, placing your kidneys and liver under strain to deal with an excess of toxins, and this is the reason why your body now has to use other mechanisms to try and get rid of these toxins, especially in spring and early summer when there is an abundance of pollen in the air, that adds to the load the body already has to deal with. There are various ways your body can eliminate toxins, besides the digestive tract. The mucous membranes are one of them and this is why most people suffer from sinus and hay fever during this time of the year, because their liver and kidneys are already under pressure.

One of the simplest ways to get rid of an excess of toxins is to use the skin, the biggest elimination organ, just by regularly soaking in a warm detox bath, at least twice a week. You can use sea salt, rock salt, Epsom salt or mustard bath salts and soak for 20 minutes, sipping water or herbal teas to replace fluids lost by sweating out the toxins.

The best thing, though, is to improve the function of the digestive tract. A programme to replace the gut flora with a good multibillion strain probiotic, regenerating the gut lining with L-Glutamine and restoring the alkaline balance with the mineral biochemic tissue salt NatPhos will do wonders in this regard. Add to this a liver detox with milk thistle and dandelion and you will soon be back to optimum functioning…and no more allergy reactions and blocked sinuses!

How an Acid Imbalance can cause Serious Health Problems

Causes of Illness & Disease Part 3

Acidosis, or the over-acidity in the body tissues, is one of the basic causes of diseases, especially arthritic and rheumatic diseases. Acidosis destroys bones, because the body has to steal alkalizing minerals from them to keep the blood pH from dropping into the acid range. If the acid alkaline balance is upset, cell metabolism suffers, leading to conditions such as fatigue.

The balance of acid and alkaline in our body is therefore essential to good health. More

Probiotics – The Good Stuff in Your Gut

Pro-biotics, also known as probiflora, is the opposite of anti-biotics. These are the “good” bacteria that are found in the human digestive tract. The gut flora are the microorganisms that normally live in the digestive tract and that perform a number of useful functions for their hosts. More

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