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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DID YOU GET THE INFO: 10 Second Sex Rejuvenation Posture/DIABETES & CANCER: Is it Coming From Your Cooking

In the event you haven't signed up for the Herbs are Nature's Medicine Newsletter yet, at the end of this Post I have included information about the Newsletter contents and a link to Opt In and sign up for the Newsletter - here are a few excerpts from today's (Nov 5th) Issue:

excerpts from: . . . . .  Is Your Cooking Killing You?

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE . . . . both carmelization and the Maillard reaction only occur when food is cooked over 300-320 degrees F with hot and dry methods of cooking, like roasting, grilling, BBQing, frying and microwaving.  Wetter and cooler forms of cooking, such as steaming and boiling do not provide the conditions for the chemical reasons, which is why boiled meat or carrots will never go brown and crispy.

These cooking processes creates end products called "Advanced Glycation End (AGE), which are causing significant damage to many parts of the human body.

DANGERS OF ADVANCED GLYCATION END PRODUCTS . . . . AGEs are produced inside the body, in very small quantities, but we get a lot more from the food we eat as Dietary AGE products or dAGEs. They are found naturally in food, specifically animal protein, but the amount increases dramatically after certain cooking processes.

Raw chicken breast (naturally high in protein) contains about 700 dAGE kilo units per 90g serving ~ boiled for 1hr and the same piece of chicken dAGEkU increases to 1,100; microwaved for 3 minutes increases the dAGEku to 1,300; broil for 15min it increases massively to 5,200 dAGEkUs; fry for 8min you increase the toxic load to 6,300 dAGEkUs.  Boiled eggs contain 200 units each, but fried increases to 1,200 units each; boiled potato jumps from 17 units to over 1,500 when prepared as fries, and even an innocent apple nearly triples of dAGE content when baked from just 17 to 45 units.
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exercepts from: . . . . . COLONICS: Better for your Body than Extreme Detoxing?

Greetings Family, last issue we were speaking about "To Detox or Not to Detox?"  And after some brief discussion about the pros and cons, I recommended colonics as a better alternative to purifying the body as opposed to what I consider unfair stress upon the body when detoxing is done unnecessarily.

People get colonics to remove accumulated waste from the colon, to help prevent constipation and to improve overall health.

As we discussed last issue, detoxing (in my opinion) is a severe method of stripping the body by depriving the system of foods, and to what purpose? If your skin is breaking out, you are constipated, sluggish and fatigued after sleep, with other irregular symptoms, and do not have any chronic or degenerative disease, there are better 'body-friendly' ways to correct your otherwise bad habits. Like cleaning up up your diet, increasing your water intake, getting sufficient rest and consciously reducing stress! That is a more "natural" way to detox with NO strain on the body and its systems.

A colonic is the infusion of water into the rectum by a colon therapist to cleanse and flush out the colon. It is also called colonic hydrotherapy or colon irrigation.

A colonic is actually a procedure I would recommend that everyone have regularly.  WHY?  Well, think about it. As many times a day that you consume foods and drinks, do you really think it all comes out - totally - daily? I assure you it does not.  

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The Herbalist

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

10 Nutrition Tips if you WANT TO GO RAW DIET

When first starting out in eating raw foods, it might not only seem overwhelming, but you might also be confused about where to start and which information to follow.
After eating an almost 100% raw food diet for 12 months, and then a high raw diet for the past three years, I have learned a thing or two about how to eat mostly raw and still be healthy and sane. It all boils down to these ten really simple guidelines, which if you follow, will help you to stay on the right track.

1. Always choose the best quality food you can afford. This means organic and local as much as you can.
2. Only eat when you are hungry, and stop eating when you are full (a principle that should apply whenever you eat anything).
3. Eat your greens! Try to have vibrant greens 2-3 times per day in the form of a green juice, salad, a green smoothie or incorporated in another raw food dish.
4. Aim to fill your plate with 75% fresh, raw and organic fruits and vegetables with each meal.
5. Drink plenty of water. 6-8 glasses of water a day is important to stay hydrated and to support your body in releasing toxins (which is what starts to happen when you go raw)
6. Keep your meals simple yet nourishing, and try to eat only one cooked or one heavy raw meal per day, with lighter raw meals such as salads, juices and smoothies making up your other meals.
7. Eat from the rainbow! Try to have as many different colored foods in your diet as possible each day.
8. Experiment and diversify your diet. Try at least one new recipe a week and include a variety of raw food groups in your diet to keep it interesting (this will include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fermented foods, seaweeds and sprouted grains).
9. Find pleasure in your food. Enjoy the food you eat and savor all the tastes and textures you experience. By eating mindfully you savor the experience and are less likely to have cravings later.
10. Have fun and think of eating raw foods as an adventure. Don’t let following a raw food diet become like a regime. You don’t have to eat 100% raw and be completely rigid to experience many of the benefits of this way of eating. Look at raw foods as an experiment and your body is the lab- see what works for you and explore all the many raw food options that are out there.