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pH Miracle

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INTRODUCTION

I‘ve been reading a lot of diet and health books recently, and it seems that a common thread that runs through many of them has to do with the pH of foods; the more acidic a food is, the more problems it can cause. Our bodies need to be as close to a pH of 7.365, which is the optimal pH of the blood. When this is achieved we will have an increase in energy, mental clarity, concentration, and muscle mass, bright eyes and clear skin. It will also decrease our body weight, body fat, cholesterol, itching, tumors/cancer, allergy symptoms and pain, etc. And if you have diabetes, it can decrease your need for insulin injections, as well as help people with heart disease, arthritis, lupus and gout. All of the body’s regulatory mechanisms, including breathing, digestion, circulation and hormone production, work to balance the acid-base equilibrium. The first symptoms of increased acidity are skin irruptions, headache, allergies, cold/flu and sinus conditions. The more chronic symptoms of acidity are thyroid, adrenal, or liver dysfunction. When pH is too low (acidic), oxygen levels decrease and cellular metabolism slows or stops, which causes the cells to die, causing the microzymas (the clean-up crews that decompose the body) to go to work because it thinks we’re dead! This is where the first symptoms of illness show up, but you have to be looking for them. Minerals help to neutralize acids in the body. So take you calcium magnesium, sodium and potassium supplements daily to help rid these acids from the body. Increased acid buildup gets stored in the tissues and lymph system. The body tries to neutralize what it can, and the rest returns back through the blood, starting the viscous cycle over again, stressing the liver and kidneys to draw out more minerals to neutralize the acids. In addition, when the lymph system becomes overloaded or is not working properly due to lack of exercise, then more acids build up in the tissues and blood because the body is trying to utilize its mineral stores to prevent acidosis and toxification, causing a breakdown in the cell, leading to illness and disease. For example, the body may excrete toxins (acidic) through the skin causing eczema, acne, boils, muscle cramps/aches/pains, swelling/irritation/inflammation and headaches.

CANDIDA

Candida is a fungus/yeast that naturally grows in the body, but can become overabundant by eating acidic foods since it thrives in an acidic environment. It’s not the fungus/yeast itself that’s detrimental to our health, causing illness and disease; it’s their excretions. These waste products (mycotoxins – substances produced by mold growing in food that causes illness or death when ingested by man or animals) lead to a long list of symptoms and diseases that are usually chronic and degenerative in nature. Some are mentioned above plus atherosclerosis, psoriasis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and many types of contagious infections. General signs of overgrowth include pain, infection, fatigue and body malfunction, including adrenal/thyroid failure, indigestion, diarrhea, food cravings, intestinal pain, depression, hyperactivity, antisocial behavior, asthma, hemorrhoids, cold/flu, respiratory difficulties, endometriosis, dry skin, itching, thrush, receding gums, finger/toenail fungus, dizziness, joint pain, bad breath, ulcers, heartburn, dry mouth, PMS and other menstrual problems, irritability, puffy eyes, decreased sex drive, skin rash/hives, Lupus, mood swings, hormonal imbalance, vaginal yeast infections, cysts, tumors, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), numbness, hay fever, acne, gas/bloating, bowel irregularity (constipation; less than one bowel movement per day), low blood sugar, hiatal hernia, headache, lethargy/laziness, insomnia, suicidal tendencies, coldness, tremors, infections, overweight and underweight conditions, chemical sensitivities, poor memory, muscle aches, allergies (food or environmental), burning eyes, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), malabsorption, bladder infections, and general malaise (overall bad feeling).When the body goes from acid to alkaline, yeast, fungus and mold stop growing/proliferating and become benign. Then, the leftover toxins are bound up by minerals and fats, and eliminated from the body. The body is like a fish tank. Dirty air and food can create a dirty tank, causing disease. So, “clean your tank/water” by drinking more water (all drinking water should be purified) and eating cleaner foods to decrease illness/disease. An acid environment allows for bug (microbes) to take hold. Disease is a condition of our own inner environment, not something caused by an attack of some foreign entity. There is something that lives independently in the cells and body fluids called microzymas, which evolve into bacteria, yeast, mold and fungus, and visa versa if there’s an acidic environment. These can cause degeneration or regeneration, respectively, depending on which way it’s evolving. For example, red blood cells (RBC) de-evolve into bone, muscle, skin, brain, liver and heart cells, etc., and these cells can de-evolve into bacteria, yeast, mold and fungus. But this can only happen in an acid (not alkaline) environment. Think about death: the body stops breathing, becoming anaerobic (without oxygen), which microforms thrive in, and these microforms are released to go and decompose the dead body tissue, reducing us back to microzymas (the carbon cycle). So, with microform overgrowth in an overly acidic environment, this process begins prematurely causing rotting/fermenting/molding inside. These microforms are not inherently bad, they actually help recycle the cells that have been broken down to be renewed, so the garbage leftovers don’t pile up.

WEIGHT

Your fat cells are protecting you by carrying away acids from your vital organs. So, if you’re acidic, you’re fat! Therefore, if you eat more alkaline foods, you will become less acidic, and your body will not need so much fat. In addition, yeast/fungus can interfere with digestion, leading to decreased nutrient absorption, making you hungry for nutrients (craving more food) and causing weight gain. An imbalanced body can lead to adrenal exhaustion, causing decreased energy or thyroid fatigue, which then causes a lowered metabolic rate. Sugar cravings, oversized appetites and low blood sugar usually are due to yeast/mold/fungus overgrowth. In addition, yeast/fungus in an overly acidic environment, feed on your protein and other nutrients, thus interfering with the absorption of what you eat (up to 50%) leading to weight loss/being excessively thin.

ALLERGIES

The toxins produced from these microforms within an acidic, oxygen-deprived environment, contribute significantly to what are commonly considered allergy symptoms, severely stressing the immune system, causing it to become overtaxed and unable to deal very well with these allergens. When you have no symptom-producing yeast/fungus, it is impossible to have allergies.

FATIGUE

Fatigue is a major/common symptom of an overly acidic body, or a body, overgrown with negative microforms. These microforms ferment sugar in our bodies that we would normally use for energy, and then they release acid waste products as a result, causing an increased acidic environment in our body. This causes the decreased absorption of protein minerals and other nutrients, causing decreased hormone and enzyme production, along with decreased cell reconstruction and other necessary processes, resulting in lowered energy. The pancreas, liver and adrenals are all susceptible to the negative effects of mycotoxins. Also, they deplete your supplies of the B-complex vitamins, iron and other minerals, and they also decrease energy because of the decreased blood sugar. Fatigue causes an increase in microform growth, which causes fatigue (vicious circle). This is why microforms are considered the major players in CFS. Fermented sugars create acetaldehyde, which causes decreased strength/stamina, fatigue, cloudy thinking, and decreased ambition due to the decreased absorption of protein and minerals, which causes a decreased production of enzymes and hormones. Acetaldehyde also destroys neurotransmitters, and it binds to the walls of RBC, making it more difficult for them to be transported through the capillaries, thus leading to the starvation/oxygen deprivation of the tissues. Also, the liver converts acetaldehyde into alcohol, which depletes magnesium, sulfur, hydrogen and potassium, which causes a decrease in energy, as well as having symptoms of intoxication such as disorientation, dizziness and mental confusion, etc. Also, increased alcohol comes from a decrease in oxygen.

MOOD DISORDERS/NEUROLOGICAL IMBALANCES

Depression and other mood disorders are associated with microform overgrowth and an acidic body. The mycotoxins interfere with the production of coenzyme A. Decreased Co-enzyme A causes depression, anxiety, panic attacks, irritability, mood swings and PMS. Other symptoms simply come from being poisoned: being paranoid, out of control of ones actions, inability to do the right (known) thing, mental incompetence, and a variety of other behavioral/emotional/psychological disturbances. In addition, microform overgrowth increases acidity in the body, which produces other neurological disorders such as headaches, migraines, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, confusion, dizziness and MS-like symptoms such as slurred speech and decreased muscle coordination.

SUGAR METABOLISM

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and diabetes (high blood sugar) both are due to microform overgrowth and fermentation of our sugars due to the increase of yeast/fungus/mold. For example, Alloxan poisons and destroys pancreatic cells causing a decrease in insulin control, which leads to hypoglycemia. The adrenal glands and liver are also involved.

OTHER SYMPTOMS

Other symptoms of acidity and microform overgrowth include vaginal infections, menstrual problems, infertility, prostatitis, rectal itching, UTI/urgency/burning, allergies, congestion, increased mucus, postnasal drip, frequent clearing of the throat, chronic cough, sore throat, earache, asthma, bronchitis, get sick easily, athlete's foot, jock itch, skin rash, hives, moles, birthmarks, ringworm, nail fungus, acne and tumors.

KIDS

Thrush, diaper rash, tonsillitis, colic, constipation, diarrhea, SIDS, ADD, ADHD, aggressiveness, irrational behavior, poor self-esteem, learning disabilities and decreased attention spans can all be due to acidity/microform overgrowth of the mother.

IMBALANCE CAUSES

Poor diet, external toxicity/pollution and psychological stress (emotional upheaval, negative thinking, etc.) produces an increase of acid in the body, leading to an increase in bacteria, fungus, mold and yeast, which causes an increase in acidity from their waste products, causing more bacteria, fungus, mold and yeast to grow (vicious circle).

DIGESTION

Digestive disturbances cause microform overgrowth, which then leads to an increase of toxins from the waste products of these microforms, causing acidic blood/an acidic body as well as the overgrowth of yeast, fungus, molds and bacteria, which then cause digestive disturbances (vicious circle). And long-term/chronic problems such as these can lead to more serious conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s and colon cancer, etc.

PROBIOTICS

Friendly bacteria help to keep us healthy and alive. They maintain the intestinal wall and internal environment, prepare food for absorption and assimilation of nutrients, and excrete beneficial substances like lactic acids and acidolphin, which aids digestion. In addition, probiotics also help to make almost all of the B-vitamins and vitamin K, protect against germs like salmonella and Candida, and neutralize toxins, preventing their absorption in the body as well as controlling unfriendly (bad) bacteria and microforms. There should be approximately 3-4 pounds of probiotics in a healthy digestive system. But most of us only have about one-quarter of this amount. This is due mainly to the over-consumption of animal products, processed foods, chemicals (including medicines), overeating, and excess stress. However, without the correct pH, probiotics will not function properly. In fact, even friendly probiotics may cause the same problems in the body that the unfriendly (bad) bacteria are causing. Probiotics are helpful in the digestive tract, but are destructive in the blood and other tissues. Also, the large intestine needs to be slightly acidic in order to create/initiate peristalsis. High-water- content and low-sugar foods decrease the body’s acidity, and high-protein foods increase it.

SMALL INTESTINE

Increased microforms cause a decrease in nutrient absorption, and this causes a slower regeneration of cells/tissue, which causes decreased energy, an increased likelihood of getting sick, and an accelerated aging process. Also, the food in the small intestine transforms into RBCs. So, the quality of the food we eat determines the quality of the RBCs, and thus the quality of the bones, muscles and organs, etc. You are what you eat! Mucus causes RBCs to not form properly, which causes other cells to have to change back into RBCs (stealing them from bone, muscle, etc.).

Mucus-forming foods (from worst to least): dairy products, animal protein, white flour, processed foods, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Vegetables do not cause the formation of mucus. This thick mucus envelops and traps the fecal matter and other debris (slime). Emotional stress, environmental pollution, decreased exercise, and decreased enzymes and probiotics in the small and large intestine causes a buildup of slime on the intestinal walls, which increases the transit time of the waste products. In addition, a decrease in fiber has the same effect, slowing it further. And when it stops, it hardens and makes a barrier between the fecal material and the intestinal wall, which leads to an increase in unfriendly organisms (microforms), which can bore through the colon wall and get into the bloodstream, putting more stress on the immune system and liver, etc. These microforms can eventually end up in the tissues, organs, Central Nervous System (CNS), skeletal structure, lymph system and bone marrow, etc. This process may cause symptoms such as heartburn, gas, bloating, ulcers, nausea, gastritis, constipation, cramps, foul odor, abdominal pain, colitis, diverticulitis, cold hands, lightheadedness, lung congestion, asthma, etc. The body creates mucus as a natural defense against acid. It binds to it in order to rid it from the body.

RESTORING HEALTH

Proper diet restores probiotics to normal. Remember, if your body is acidic, probiotics will not work!

EATING RIGHT

The following is a brief list of foods that are alkalizing, and foods that are acid forming:

Alkaline Foods: vegetables (cooked or raw – green are best), avocados, tomatoes, bell peppers (red/yellow/green), pure water, and foods high in fiber (fiber soaks up acids, cleans the intestine, decreases mycotoxins). Low carbohydrate vegetables include asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, burdock, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, grasses (especially wheat and barley), green/yellow squash (zucchini/summer), green beans, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, kale, lettuce, watercress, Swiss chard, okra, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, radishes, rutabagas, salsify (AKA oyster plant due to its faint oyster-like flavor. It is grown for its edible root, which is white, long and slender often reaching a length of 10 to 12 inches. The young shoots or leaves are often called "chards" and are field blanched and eaten in salads), scallions, sea vegetables (excluding hijiki and wakame), sprouted seeds/beans/nuts/grains, turnips and water chestnuts. Also, minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, silver, copper and iron are very alkalizing. Be careful of potatoes (red, new potatoes are best). Stored potatoes contain mycotoxins that have been linked to spina bifida in offspring.

Acidic Foods: sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, iodine, animal protein, meat, eggs, dairy, processed/refined foods, yeast products, fermented foods, grains, artificial sweeteners, fruit, sugar, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, black tea and sodas. Carbohydrates (including the complex-type, like grains and legumes) cause an increase in acid. This is why it is best to eat low carbohydrate vegetables (see above) and foods. Try to eat only 20% complex carbohydrates. A diet that contains 50% or more of complex carbohydrates causes microform overgrowth; and simple carbohydrates are even worse.

High carbohydrate vegetables include potatoes, winter squash (acorn, butternut and pumpkin), yams and sweet potatoes. Eat these foods in moderation. Avoid canned beans, and soak dried beans before cooking; and only use them in 20% of your diet. Sprouted beans (as well as lentils and soy/edamame) are best. Grains need to be fresh, not stored. If they are older than 3 months, they are full of fungi causing more mycotoxins. Grains also create increased acid when broken down. So limit their use, and only use fresh, organic ones. Wheat and rice not only increase acid, but they also increase mucus, and you should avoid corn altogether because of its increased mycotoxins. On the other hand, amaranth, quinoa and spelt are only slightly acidic, and millet and buckwheat are between neutral, slightly acidic and slightly alkaline, so they do not lead to increased mucus. Spelt, millet and buckwheat are also higher in protein, thus they are digested more slowly, keeping blood sugar more balanced. Spelt also lubricates joints, supports the immune system, and has high amounts of vitamin B17 (an anticancer vitamin).

RAW FOODS

Increased raw foods in the diet lead to increased enzymes. A diet of between 75-80% raw foods is best. However, begin slowly, with about 40% of your diet being raw, and work up. Raw foods are alive and cooked foods are dead.

ORGANIC FOODS

These foods are up to 300% more nutritious (not to mention the lack of chemicals) than their non-organic counterparts.

PROTEIN

You can get plenty of protein from plants if you are getting enough calories to be healthy and you are eating a reasonable variety of foods. Vegetables (especially leafy green) and grasses carry all of the amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) the body needs. In addition, legumes, raw nuts, sprouted seeds, grains, and avocados have them.

Soy/Isoflavones – prevent hormone-dependant cancers. Daidzein and Genistein (Isoflavones) both inhibit cancer and promote cell differentiation. Protease inhibitors are enzymes that block tumor growth. Physic acid chelates (binds to) mycotoxins that promote tumor growth, causing a decrease in the tumor size and number. Saponins also decrease cancer risk. Soy also protects the heart and balances hormones. Fresh soy is the best. Other soy products such as soybeans/edamame, tofu, soybean oil/sprouts and lecithin are also good sources; however, soymilk is not since most have added sugar, which causes an increase in acid (West Soy has a product without added sugar). Also, beware of processed soybeans/products and the whole bean, which are more acidic. Tofu is a better source of protein than animal/dairy products, but it needs to be fresh. Also, avoid fermented soy products like miso, tempeh and soy sauce.

FRESH FISH

Fish live in water full of fungi, and like any other animal food, they are acidic and mucus forming. Limit their use and make sure they’re very fresh. If they have a fishy smell, they’re too old. Salmon, trout, red snapper, swordfish and tuna are best, and you must avoid all shellfish because they are full of toxins. They eat all of the waste at the bottom, which includes other fish feces. In addition, skip the dried fish as well. They contain too many mycotoxins and fungi.

EXERCISE/PERFORMANCE

Alkalizing helps increase performance, stamina, muscle mass and energy.

ESSENTIAL FATS

20% of calories should come from healthy fats (i.e., not saturated, hydrogenated, or chemically-altered). Our bodies need Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Polyunsaturated fats, like flaxseed, borage, evening primrose, grape seed and hemp help construct cell membranes, produce hormones, and bind to and eliminate acids. Monounsaturated fats such as olive, avocado and raw nuts are used for cellular energy (the body runs on those instead of sugar) when we finally get in balance. EFAs strengthen immune cells, lubricate joints, insulate the body from heat loss, provide energy, and are used to make hormones (prostaglandins) that protect against heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and blood clots. They can also help relieve arthritis, asthma, PMS, allergies, skin conditions, some behavioral disorders and improve brain function. The above oils are best cold-pressed.

SPROUTS

Sprouts are full of vitamins, minerals and complex proteins. In addition, they are packed with enzymes, are very alkaline, and are high in nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), vitamin B12. Sprouts are easier to digest and create less gas (flatulence) compared to their un-sprouted form.

JUICE

When you drink juice (vegetables and grasses, not fruit), you receive a greater concentration of rapidly usable alkaline salts, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes; and you can assimilate them more rapidly. Carrots and beets are very sweet vegetables, so use them less in order to decrease your sugar intake. Broths are also very alkaline, especially cucumber, onion and garlic.

LEMON/LIME/GRAPEFRUIT

These are the best fruits because they are more alkaline. Fruit is not unhealthy, but the sugar in it ferments and wreaks havoc on your body’s system. When you are healthy/more balanced, you can add more fruit to your diet as a treat. Lemon, lime and grapefruit contain an abundance of oxygen, which decreases microforms because they do not do well in an anaerobic (without oxygen) environment.

TOMATO/AVOCADO

These are both very alkalizing. Tomato is more alkaline when raw and mildly acid-forming when cooked.

SUGAR

Sugar feeds negative microforms, causing their increased reproduction, which causes increased decomposition and fermentation of the body. The better, gentler sugars are the vegetable sugars. DO NOT REPLACE SUGAR WITH ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS! Stevia and Chicory are the best sugar replacements.

SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES

These are the same as sugar (see above) and include white flour, white rice, corn (also contains fungus) and potato.

REFINED/PROCESSED FODDS

Avoid “junk” food. This includes frozen, low-calorie dinners, frozen burritos, or canned soups. They are loaded with sugar, salt, artificial colors/flavors, additives, preservatives, butter, margarine or hydrogenated oils, and are low in fiber.

FRUIT

Though fruit has many vitamins, minerals and fiber, they are filled with sugar. And sugar is sugar, no matter what its source. So, fruit (with the exception of lemons, limes and unsweetened grapefruit) should be avoided in the beginning until you are healthy again; and then, only small amounts of seasonal fruits should be used. Fruit juice is worse because it has no fiber and the sugar is more concentrated. Also, these fruits are usually lower quality ones that would not normally sell well in the market (look bad) and are usually more diseased and contaminated with microforms and mycotoxins.

DAIRY

These products usually contain antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, microforms, mycotoxins and saturated fats. Lactose (milk sugar) feeds microforms. The animal’s feed is also stored, which increases fungi, microforms and mycotoxin growth. Dairy is the leading food that creates mucus, is highly acid forming and can increase the risk of cancer. In addition, pasteurization destroys the beneficial enzymes, so when pasteurized milk is left out, it spoils and stinks. In contrast, raw (unpasteurized) milk curdles naturally and is still edible when left out. This is why all dairy products should be eliminated from your diet. If you must have milk, use unprocessed, organic goat’s milk. It contains the antifungal, caprylic acid. Cows milk is not meant for human consumption. It contains components that we must convert (using/wasting our body’s resources in the process) or eliminate as toxins. No other animals drink milk beyond infancy – and certainly not from a species outside their own! It takes 20 parts alkalinity to neutralize 1 part acidity. So, if it takes 10, 12 and 21 pounds to make 1 pound of hard cheese, ice cream and butter, respectively, just think what it takes to counteract the effects of such a high concentration of acid. It would take 20 cups of something alkaline to neutralize a cup of milk, and 240 cups (15 gallons) to neutralize 1 cup of ice cream. This is why so many people have osteoporosis, allergies, lactose-intolerances, and gain weight with dairy use. These foods are too concentrated and are ultra-acidic in the bloodstream.

CALCIUM

All leafy green vegetables, cauliflower, celery, okra, onions, green beans, avocado, black beans, garbanzo beans (chick peas), tofu, almonds, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and grasses are inherently high in calcium. Calcium neutralizes the acid from eating animal protein. So, if you have less calcium with this acidic environment, calcium will be leached from the bones to make a more alkaline environment. Therefore, if we decrease our protein intake (especially acid-producing animal protein), we will not need as much calcium (and it will not be leached from our bones) to make up for this imbalance.

SALT

Even if you don’t own a saltshaker, you can still overdose on salt if you eat processed foods. Try to eliminate all added salt, except Real Salt™ or seasoning salts with vegetables added, that are alkalizing (see condiments).

SATURATED/UNHEALTHY FATS

The villains are hydrogenated vegetable oils, margarine, butter, saturated fats and almost all animal fats (meat, poultry, eggs and dairy). Fish is okay. You do need the good fats and oils like olive, flaxseed and grape seed. Try Udo’s™ and Essential Balance™.

MEAT AND EGGS

These are usually filled with hormones, pesticides, steroids, antibiotic, microforms, mycotoxins and saturated fats, which cause an increase in heart disease, stroke, cancer and other diseases. These fats are where the toxins are stored. Also, they are highly acidic. The animals feed on stored grains and pass on all of the associated problems in their meat. So avoid them at all costs. There is a strong correlation between animal protein and several kinds of cancer, particularly breast, thyroid, prostate, pancreatic, endometrial, ovarian, stomach and colon. Studies show that people that get 70% of their protein from animal products have major health difficulties compared to those who only get just 5% of their protein from animal sources (for example, 17 times the death rate from heart disease and 5 times the likelihood of dying of breast cancer, in women). The consumption of eggs alone is associated with an increased risk of colon cancer. Eggs contain mycotoxins, and dairy products have the same problem, especially cheese (highest in bacteria/microforms). Increased red meat consumption did not increase risk (in an Argentina study), possibly because those cows were free-range and grass-fed (not grain-fed). This is not to say that grass-fed beef is good for you, just that it may be the lesser of the two evils. An Australian study linked eggs, red meat, liver, dairy and poultry to colon cancer. Increased meat consumption was also found to increase the risk of breast cancer in Japanese women. Another study has linked poultry, ham, salami, bacon, sausage, cheese, butter and oils (other than olive – generally free of mycotoxins) to increased thyroid cancer. Animal fats, such as bacon, ham, whole milk and butter, can also lead to an increased risk of endometrial, ovarian and stomach cancers. Another study showed that fried and grilled meat (as well as margarine on white bread) could cause pancreatic cancer. Processed meats and cheeses are even worse, due to their nitrosamines, and can lead to increased risk for brain and spinal cord tumors. Besides, animal foods are simply “dead” (lack enzymes) compared to vegetables (alive with enzymes, energy and phytonutrients). Aged meats are loaded with microforms and mycotoxins, and one of these toxins has been linked to diabetes. In addition, most of these mycotoxins are not affected by cooking. Therefore, whatever nutrients are in meats/animal products are not worth the risks. Also, meats/animal products stress the digestive system because of the increased energy needed to extract what nutrients they do have. Anatomically and physiologically, humans are not meant to be meat-eaters. Their long, complicated digestive tract is designed for the slow absorption of complex and stable plant foods. Carnivores have short, simple bowels to allow for minimum transit time of unstable, dead animal food. Their intestinal microorganisms are different too. Humans are designed to be vegetarian, and our bodies will never work optimally if we keep forcing it to do something it’s not supposed to do. Flesh eaters have teeth and jaws that are designed for tearing apart flesh. We need knives and other tools for this. Also, we seldom eat raw flesh. We need to cook it in order to better deal with its harmful microforms.

PROTEIN

We only need about 25 grams a day. A typical diet of meat, eggs and dairy could give you in excess of 75 grams per day. Way too much! Spinach and other greens are higher in protein than steak. Cow’s milk is also too high in protein. Mother’s milk is only 1.4 – 5% protein. So if we needed more, it would contain more, especially at this rapid-stage of growth of infancy (the fastest in our human lives). In addition, some of the strongest and largest animals (gorillas and elephants) eat no meat, just grass and leaves, and they do just fine.

STORED GRAINS

Stored grains means last-years crop. These grains begin to ferment after 90 days, causing an increase in microforms and mycotoxins. Grains that are not stored should still be eliminated from your diet for the first 8-12 weeks after a cleanse or for as long as you a have symptoms. Stored grains can cause an increase in esophageal and stomach cancer. Also, stored potatoes can be problematic. As noted above, they can lead to an increase in a mycotoxin linked to spina bifida in offspring.

YEAST

Eliminate all yeast (brewer’s, baker’s and “nutritional”) from your diet. These are pure microforms. Beer and wine are double whammies (yeast and alcohol), and breads and baked goods are triple whammies (yeast, stored grains and sugars/simple carbohydrates). These yeasts increase mycotoxins in the body and can cause kidney stones (and stones in the liver, gallbladder and even the brain), bone deposits, osteoarthritis, RA, kidney disease heart disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis (autoimmune disease of the eyes, lung and skin), cirrhosis and many cancers, especially breast, liver and prostate. Yeast can also cause Crohn’s disease and colitis.

EDIBLE FUNGUS

Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of yeast or fungus and they form acids when digested. They also contain mycotoxins that poison human cells and cause degenerative diseases. This mycotoxin, in a 1-gram amount, is enough to kill you almost instantly. Mushrooms have been shown to cause 21 different types of cancers in mice. There are at least 5 different ingredients in mushrooms that are carcinogenic.

SPIRULINA/ALGAE SUPPLEMENTS

These are rich in chlorophyll, proteins, minerals and other nutrients, but they thrive in acidic conditions. They’re the scum growing on the surface of stagnant water. The toxins in algae have been shown to harm the liver and nervous system, and stimulate tumor growth in animals. Algae contain vitamin B12, but it comes from the bird feathers and droppings; and since our own intestinal bacteria can make vitamin B12, I would rather not get it from bird droppings! Fortunately, a serving of organic broccoli has about the same amount of B12 as a day’s dose of algae, without the risks.

FERMENTED/MALTED PRODUCTS

This category includes vinegar, mustard, ketchup, steak sauce, soy sauce, tamari, mayonnaise, salad dressings, chili sauce, horseradish, miso, MSG, any alcohol, pickled vegetables (e.g., relish, green olives, sauerkraut and pickles) and tempeh. All are acid-forming and cause increased mucus. And with the exception of MSG, all are fermented by fungus. Malt products are also fermented by fungus, but are also high in sugar, acid-forming and cause sticky mucus.

ALCOHOL

Alcohol is a mycotoxin made by its yeast. It’s known to cause cirrhosis of the liver, brain damage, cancer, fetal injury and death. And that’s before you factor in any mycotoxin damage; and it doesn’t take much. In addition to all of that, the liver can also convert alcohol into acetaldehyde (a mycotoxin).

CAFFEINE

Foods such as chocolate, tea, sodas and all coffees (even decaf) contain enough caffeine to do harm. It causes increased acid and mucus. 80% of Americans consume enough caffeine to produce addiction.

CORN AND PEANUTS

Corn contains 25 different mycotoxins, producing fungus, including known carcinogens. Peanuts contain 26 different mycotoxins. In addition, broken nuts (all types) become rancid more quickly, collecting mold spores (a black/dark color). Corn can cause stomach and esophageal cancers, and peanuts can cause pancreatic and liver cancers. Cashew nuts and dried coconut are also contaminated.

HEATED OILS

Any oil that have been cooked, or heated in its processing, such as canola, corn and other vegetable oils, have been nutritionally destroyed. Look for cold-pressed, virgin oils instead.

MICROWAVED FOODS

Microwaves destroy enzymes, increasing cancer-causing effects and decreasing the nutritional value of food. The vitamins and minerals are decreased and somewhat useless. Meat proteins are rendered worthless and it interferes with the digestibility of fruits and vegetables. It also makes all foods acid forming. A higher-than-normal percentage of abnormal blood cells have been found in people that eat microwaved foods.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (Nutrisweet™), saccharine (Sweet ‘N Low™), neotame, suralose (Splenda™), acesulfame (Sunette™, Sweet & Safe™ and Sweet One™) and cyclamates are very acidifying, and they all break down into deadly acids. For example, aspartame contains methyl alcohol, which converts into formaldehyde (a deadly neurotoxin and carcinogen), and then into formic acid (fire ant poison). Artificial sweeteners can cause headache, migraine, dizziness, vertigo, seizures, depression, fatigue, irritability, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, tinnitus (ear ringing), weight gain, numbness, muscle spasm, joint pain, breathing difficulties, anxiety (panic) attacks, slurred speech and lack of taste. They can also trigger or worsen arthritis, CFS, diabetes, fibromyalgia, brain tumors, M.S., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), mental retardation, birth defects, thyroid disorders, lymphomas and epilepsy. Safe sweeteners are Stevia and Chicory.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK

WATER

The average body needs plenty of water; at least 4 liters (approx. 135 oz.) per day to neutralize/remove the stored acids in the body. At a minimum (or if you find this increase in water consumption difficult in the beginning), a non-exercising individual should drink 50% of their body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should have 75 ounces per day. And you should drink more if you are exercising. In addition, if you drink sodas, coffee, tea (especially black), concentrated fruit juices, or other acid-forming drinks, you need to subtract that amount from the water you have consumed. In other words, if you drank 75 ounces of water that day, but had 25 ounces of coffee, tea, fruit juice or soda, etc., then you really only had the equivalent of 50 ounces of water. Food cravings are often the body’s cry for water. Water having a pH between 9 and11 will help neutralize (and rid the body of) stored acid wastes. Most municipal water supplies are poisoned with chlorine and fluoride, and bottled water may also contain impurities. Distilling and reverse-osmosis are the best ways to filter water. They have more hydroxyl (OH–) ions and less hydrogen (H+) ions, which creates increased alkalinity, making it more neutral. Water can be made more alkaline by adding pH drops, such as Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2), or Sodium Chlorite (NaClO2), all of which can be found at health food stores. These drops act as an oxygen catalyst, neutralizing, oxygenating and alkalizing the body, making it more pH balanced. Allow 1-2 hours before using after a heavy protein meal so as not to disturb the stomach acids for digestion. A squeeze of fresh lemon or lime is both tasty and boosts the alkaline effects.

DAILY HYDRATION SCHEDULE

Upon rising: drink 1 quart water with ClO2 or H2O2, with lemon or lime juice, as desired; between breakfast and lunch: drink 1½ quarts water with 1½ tsp. green powder and 24 drops ClO2 or H2O2; between lunch and dinner: drink 1½ quarts water with 1½ tsp. green powder and 24 drops ClO2 or H2O2; between dinner and bedtime: drink water as desired, with lemon or lime juice and 8 drops ClO2 or H2O2 per quart. Increased consumption of water causes a decrease in Hydrochloric Acid (HCl). Low-water-content, acid-forming foods like meats, eggs and breads cause an increase in HCl, and high-water-content foods such as non-starchy vegetables cause a decrease in HCl (not as much required to digest these foods). So, water doesn’t encounter an acidic stomach unless you eat the foods that promote such an environment.

JUICE

Juicing releases nutrients like chewing food does, but it’s much more efficient and takes out a lot of the fiber, which makes for more concentrated nutrients, such as rapidly usable alkaline salts, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes. Juices cleanse the intestines and provide enzymatic relief to the digestive organs. Good vegetables include celery, cucumber, broccoli, green bell pepper, zucchini, green beans, lettuce, cabbage, beet greens, leafy greens, tomatoes, grasses, sprouts, jicama, parsley, radish, ginger and garlic (the best juices are green vegetables and grasses). Use organic, peel waxy skins, and use as fresh as possible. Also, use vegetable tops like beet greens and carrot greens. For convenience, you can use powdered greens, such as wheat grass, as an alternative to fresh greens. Also, try to avoid the sweeter vegetables like carrots, beets, butternut squash and sweet potato, especially at first/in the beginning of the program because of the increased sugars. You can make your juices more alkaline by adding distilled water (10-20:1), and then also adding pH drops (1-2 per ounce). Drink juice immediately. Try not to use the juicers that spin or whip the juice, as this tends to heat up the juice (molecules bouncing off one another), which can evaporate the enzymes/destroy the life force. Also, leaving fiber in (like with certain blenders and food processors), compared to just juice, can put more stress on the digestive system, especially since you aren’t chewing as much, which releases saliva to help with digestion.

GREEN DRINK

Green powders such as grasses, sprouted grains and green vegetables infuse your body with easily absorbable vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Make sure they’re organically grown and that you avoid green powders with algae, mushrooms or probiotics. Probiotics are bacteria and sometimes ferment the green grasses in the formulas, making it acidic. Take probiotics separately.

FOOD COMBINING

Understanding and implementing a good food-combining system can help with the thorough and proper digestion of food. The human digestive system is not designed for complex meals. Keep starch and animal protein separate, and keep sugars (if you must eat them) away from just about everything.

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THE PROGRAM

This program can be modified. Tune into your body, its needs and responses and take personal responsibility for it. Ultimately, no one knows more about you, than you.

TRANSITIONING

Small bites of food create increased assimilation; same with transitioning to an alkaline diet (or any diet). In other words, take baby steps. Don’t try to change too quickly. The exception is when there’s a serious illness and there’s no time to dilly-dally. Also, raw foods have more life/nutrition and are more alkalizing. Try not to heat food above 118 degrees. If you can stick you finger in it, then it’s okay. However, raw doesn’t mean cold. But don’t burn food either since it can cause increased toxicity (e.g., BBQ). Dehydrating is better than cooking. Also, don’t eat sugary desserts. Can use sweet jicama or red bell pepper as a treat instead. Sugar cravings will occur until your blood sugar levels stabilize. Cheating just makes cravings last longer. But if you cheat, do not beat yourself up; just get back on the plan. And if you must eat sweets, eat them separately so they do not interfere with the healthy foods. Slowly, cut out meat. First cut out red meat, then chicken, then turkey and then fish. Trout and salmon, occasionally, are relatively safe. Increase an alkalizing, vegetarian meal from once a day to twice a day, etc. Increase your intake of tofu, raw nuts/seeds (almonds, hazel, pecans, sunflower, flaxseed, pumpkin and sesame). Avoid peanuts due to their high fungus (aflatoxin) content. In addition, avoid rancid nuts/seeds (tastes bitter/stings back of throat) due to their increased carcinogenic nature. Sesame and flaxseed are usually okay. Almonds and hazelnuts should have their protective brown skin intact. Soak nuts and seeds to activate their enzymes, eliminate their enzyme-inhibitors and partially digest the protein, thus increasing their nutritional value. Soaking also makes small seeds easier to digest. Cover with water 1-2“ above nuts/seeds and soak in refrigerator 1-2 hours (overnight for almonds or bigger nuts), rinse off and change water every day. Keep submerged and eat within two days. Gradually, give up dairy. Start with milk by substituting soy, rice, or seed milks. After you have eliminated milk, cut out other dairy like cheese, ice cream and yogurt. Next, get rid of yeast-containing foods like bread. In addition, get rid of mushrooms – they are fungi just like yeast. Next, eliminate white flour such as breads, baked goods/desserts and pasta. Soba noodles (made from buckwheat) are a good pasta substitute. Vegetable pasta, without egg is best. And eat smaller portions. Next, eliminate white rice (or all refined grains). Brown, basmati, jasmine, or wild rice is a better choice; and make sure they are whole grain. Best are sprouted grains. And remember, cooked grains should only make up 20-30% of your meal because of its acidity (except buckwheat and spelt), and the one starch you should avoid altogether is corn because of its high sugar/fungal content.

SUGAR

Check cereals, breads and prepared foods for added sugar, and do not use artificial sweeteners because of their highly toxic acids that can harm the brain. If you must use a sweetener, stevia and chicory root are the best/most natural.

FRUIT

With the exception of tomato, avocado, lemon and lime, fruits are intense sources of sugar, and must be eliminated if you are ill or have troublesome symptoms. Once you are back in balance, you may use fruit as a treat, in moderation and with care (properly combined).

CONDIMENTS

These are usually full of sugar, salt, or both, as well as fermented or acid-producing ingredients. Some examples include ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and barbecue/soy sauce, etc. Replace these with healthy oils, lemons, garlic, ginger and spices. Bragg™ Liquid Aminos can be used instead of soy sauce, and the better oils are grape seed, flaxseed, pumpkin and olive. In addition, Essential Balance™ and Udo’s Choice™ are good oils. Do not cook in oil (except extra-virgin coconut) because of their low-burn temperatures). Add oil after cooking so you don’t destroy its vital components. Lemon and lime also add zest to many dished and they also help stop sugar cravings. Also, garlic, onion and ginger are anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. Spice Hunter™ and The Zip™ is a good spice combination.

Once your transition is complete, your symptoms are gone and your body is at a healthy weight, your body will be in appropriate acid/alkaline balance. And while in this balance, your body can withstand a certain amount of “cheating.” So, don’t stress/freak out thinking you will undo everything that you’ve accomplished. Just be stricter in the beginning. Remember, it can take up to 20 times the amount of alkaline food to neutralize a dose of acidic food. And it’s the daily bombardment of acidic foods that lead to an imbalance.

THE CLEANSE

At some point, if you want to benefit from this better way of eating, you need to do a cleanse to rid the body of impurities, normalize digestion and metabolism, and regain an alkaline balance. And if you have a serious health concern, you may want to do this first. You can also continue to do cleanses when needed, after you’ve been on an alkaline diet. For example, springtime cleanses. A cleanse is basically a juice fast – a liquid feast, not fast, because you are getting 20 times more food than normal because you are drinking it in such a concentrated form. The length of a cleanse varies, depending on the seriousness of the person’s health and how well they tolerate the cleanse. It usually lasts 3-10 days (10 days for more serious illnesses). Seven days is good for everyone who can manage it., and if you are relatively healthy, two days can still be beneficial. Shorter fasts are also good for older people, or children and teens. You can also do a brief cleanse if you have “fallen off the wagon,” or just to give your body a periodic break. Once you have fully transitioned, a liquid cleanse one day a month is good. Consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning a cleanse. The cleanse eliminates acid wastes and negative microforms, detoxifying your blood, tissues and digestive system. You must get rid of the pollution that has built up in the body, especially in the colon from all of those poorly combined, processed, fried, and overcooked foods, as well as the sugars and starches. While on a cleanse, you should drink 4 quarts a day of water with pH drops and lemon or limejuice, if you prefer. You can include, as part of, or in addition to, those 4 quarts of water, six to twelve 8-ounce glasses of fresh green vegetable juice, to help clear the toxins out of your system and make your body more alkaline. If your condition is more acute, do not use carrot, beet or any other sweet vegetable at all. Make sure you always dilute the juice (whether or not you are on a cleanse) with 10 times the amount of water, and add 4 drops of ClO2 per cup. If you cannot make fresh juice, you can use concentrated green powder mixed with water instead (¼ tsp. per 8 ounces of water, plus 4 drops ClO2. You can also use 1-2 pills for even more convenience. Instead of juice at mealtime, you may prefer soup (raw, pureed), or teas (red clover, chaparral, pau d’arco, Essiac™ and raspberry leaf). Add 3 tablespoons of oils (cold-pressed, flaxseed, virgin olive, borage, primrose, or Udo’s™), or eat straight. You may feel hungry during the cleanse (microforms screaming to be fed), but this usually stops by the third day. You can also supplement with minerals, particularly chromium. Also, try drinking more water with a tsp. of green powder per cup to take the edge off. If you must eat solid foods, eat fresh, raw vegetables only.

SUPPLEMENTS

Supplements can be especially helpful during a cleanse, bringing the body into balance more quickly, controlling more microforms and excess acidity. Less, more often, is better than more, less often. During a cleanse, pH drops and green powders are the most crucial (4 drops ClO2 per cup and ¼ tsp. green powder 3 times a day). The next most crucial supplement is a multivitamin/mineral with cell salts. Each dose should be 500 mg vitamins and 500 mg minerals, at a minimum. Nutritional deficiencies cause an increase in mycotoxins. Finally, chlorophyll; noni fruit concentrate for its anti-fungal/anti-parasitic properties and enzyme activation; colloidal silver, rhodium and iridium; and an anti-mycotoxin formula, ideally combining n-acetyl cysteine, l-taurine and organic sulfur are also good.

CLEANSE ROUTINE

Wake up: 1 quart water with pH drops and/or lemon/lime juice; 30 minutes later: colloidal supplements; 30 minutes later: juiced greens and capsule supplements; 1 hour later (and for next 3 hours): 1 ½ quarts water with greens and pH drops; 30 minutes later: colloidal supplements; 30 minutes later: raw soup/juiced greens and capsule supplements; 1 hour later (and for next 3 hours): 1 ½ quarts water with greens and pH drops; 30 minutes later: colloidal supplements; 30 minutes later: soup/juiced greens and capsule supplements; 1 hour later (and until bedtime): water with pH drops/lemon/lime juice), as desired.

This cleansing can have a laxative effect. Green juice alone can do it. This is the way the body gets rid of the toxins that have built up in the intestines. You may need to stay close to the toilet. Be prepared to go at least 6-10 times per day as the toxins leave your body. If this doesn’t happen, you may want to add a laxative (natural – containing butternut root bark, cascara sagrada bark, rhubarb root, ginger root, licorice root, Irish moss and cayenne. Take 4 pills every 4 hours. Aloe vera juice is another good cleansing aid. It helps break up pockets of protein, especially in the small intestine. Add 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed, whole-leaf juice to your green juice, or take with a meal. For serious cleansing, acute or difficult conditions such as chronic constipation, diverticulitis, Crohn’s, IBS, or chronic diarrhea, you may want to use/add a lower bowel/intestinal cleansing formula with cascara (at a higher dose than in the mild laxative), turkey rhubarb root, psyllium seed, barberry root, ginger root, fennel seeds, red raspberry leaves and cayenne (4 pills every 4 hours during the cleanse). Adults over 60 should only take 1-2 pills every 8 hours.

CAUTIONS

During a cleanse, toxins are dumped into blood to be eliminated. Thus, your blood becomes more toxic and you can feel worse because of this. During this “healing crisis” you can feel nauseous, weak, dizzy, lightheaded, have headaches, rashes, bad breath, flu-like feelings and fatigue. When this happens, drink lots of water with pH drops and fresh lemon/lime juice to help flush out the toxins. This “healing crisis” is actually a good sign, but if it’s too intense (mild discomfort is expected), spread out your doses of supplements more. Symptoms should subside in about 24 hours. There is no award for people that can cleanse the longest, so don’t push yourself too much. You should feel successful no matter how many days you cleanse, knowing each day you remain on the cleanse is another day you are getting rid of acid buildup.

AFTER THE CLEANSE

Now that you’ve taken away what your body doesn’t need, you need to provide what it does need. If you give it the vital materials it needs to construct new and healthy cells, it will heal itself and be restored to balance and harmony. This phase should last 5-7 weeks. You can add a few more days if your cleanse didn’t last an entire week. Proper diet is essential here. Reintroduce a limited amount of healthy foods; low in carbohydrate, focusing on dark green and yellow vegetables, sprouted soybeans, seeds, grains, nuts and EFAs. 40% of your diet should be raw (increases enzymes in your food which allows the body to repair/rebuild itself faster). Continue with daily green juices (taken before solid meals is better for digestion) and avoid all unhealthy foods, including all complex carbohydrates, high-carbohydrate vegetables (e.g., all potatoes, peas, and winter squash), all grains, starchy legumes (all except soybeans and lentils), as well as sugar and fruits. So, focus on vegetables (especially green and yellow), healthy oils, low-sugar fruits (e.g., tomato, avocado, lemon and lime), soybeans, tofu, lentils and raw seeds/nuts (preferably soaked). If the cleanse is shorter than 7 days, or included some solid foods, this phase could be 80% alkaline foods for the 6-8 week period. Also, remember to combine foods well, as discussed earlier.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Continue with the same and add ones that are particularly helpful in this phase, such as digestive enzymes, (e.g., amylase, protease, lipase, papain and bromelain) and an anti-yeast formula containing caprylic acid or undecylenic acid. You may also need a probiotic mix of acidophilus and bifidus and/or an anti-parasitic formula containing black walnut hulls.

NEXT PHASE

After 6-8 weeks, you can start to add starchy vegetable (e.g., potato, peas and winter squash), legumes and organic, un-stored whole grains (e.g., millet, spelt buckwheat, kamut, quinoa, brown rice and wheat). At this point, you can add specific supplements to address any specific symptoms, if any remain.

NOT SECOND NATURE

This diet and lifestyle change may seem overwhelming at first, which is normal, especially with all of this new information. Do not get discouraged or intimidated. Just know that you are re-attaining health, restoring pH balance, stopping negative microform growth and healing damage resulting from the toxins they emit. In addition, you need to think of the environmental, intellectual, psychological, emotional, mental and spiritual factors that can influence your health, such as negative thoughts/words/deeds that feed disease, chemical exposures and prescription/recreational (e.g., cigarettes and alcohol, etc.) drugs. Don’t be fooled, especially if you have been plagued by symptoms of chronic illness. Just because you feel better may not mean you are truly well. Healthy living should be instinctive, but somewhere along the way, humans have lost this sense. So, persistence and extraordinary means are required for your recovery. Just get your health under control. However, try not to become obsessed with this change. This is not about creating neuroses; lord knows we have enough of that in our culture. You still need to live life while having some fun. So don’t miss out!  

MOTIVATION

Here’s what it takes to make the change: Awareness, investigation, knowledge, potential, motivation, action, patience and results.

There are no magic bullets or instant solutions. If you are stuck, look to see where you broke down. Maybe you’re motivated, but haven’t organized to take action; maybe you took action, but lost patience and never saw the results that would have come; maybe you investigated, but really didn’t get the answer, so you haven’t truly developed knowledge; maybe you’re waiting for knowledge to somehow drop into your lap from the clear blue sky and haven’t undertaken any investigation; or maybe you haven’t even had that initial realization that something must change and you’re waiting for that awareness. So, discover where you’re stuck, pick it up from there, and follow through to the end. Maybe you will do great eliminating one food, but not another. You should expect there to be more than one hurdle you have to clear to win the race. Some people will take these steps out of order. The most common variation is to start with action before they get knowledge or see the potential. Sort of a trial-and-error/wait-and-see attitude; you try the program, get results, and then you truly recognize the potential, experience the knowledge, and recommit to investigation and action with renewed patience leading to better results. So go ahead. You’ve got nothing to lose by trying, and everything to gain. So stay focused on your motivation and the results you want. If you forget why you want to make the change, you might risk seeing the program as depriving rather than giving life and better health. This focus will be helpful when you crave unhealthy foods, or when well-meaning friends/family members invite you to indulge with them. Politely turning down foods may eventually be understood and respected, and they may want to join you when they see the positive results. Starting this program is making a commitment to your self/life/health/well-being.

A 5-step approach to making sure you honor that commitment:

  1. Define and record your motivation – state the change you want to see, specifically, and write it down.
  2. Set a realistic and appropriate plan – be honest with yourself. Seriously consider exactly what will have to be done to make your idea a reality (steps needed to get there). Keep it reality-based. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Also, pace yourself. This is more like a marathon than a sprint. This program should be exciting, not overwhelming. The more imbalanced/sick you are, the more reason to find motivation and the more commitment that’s required to find balance and health. If you’ve got garbage in you house attracting flies, you can’t get rid of the flies by taking out half the garbage. For example, stopping coffee or candy, but staying on bread and fruit may see some improvement, but won’t fix the problem (don’t see this improvement as getting well). Be realistic. Avoid extremes unless you are acutely ill. Take responsibility. You are unique and any program can only give you a good foundation to build your own house on. Here’s your chance to customize it so you are comfortable in it, maximizing your success.
  3. Practice your new habits – start out slow and just do it. Have 3 alkaline breakfasts per week; then 5; then 7. Practice skipping acid-forming foods such as the after-dinner dessert, and the before-dinner alcoholic beverage. Try a vegetable meal in the restaurant, etc. Practice is repetition and this helps better your skills so you avoid feeling deprived.
  4. Evaluate, review, and reward your progress – monitor your symptoms. Are they diminishing, or have they gone? Do you feel lighter/brighter/more energetic? Lost weight? Clothes fit better? Did you stick with the plan? Is it still appropriate? Are you having difficulty with the change? Evaluate it to see if you think it’s too harsh/lax and adjust it so it is more reasonable for you to achieve (within the bounds appropriate for your condition). Reward yourself if you achieve your goal (a great reward is the disappearance of symptoms). Don’t reward yourself with food, especially unhealthy food.
  5. If you fall off the wagon, simply get back on again – feeling guilty, or down about your failures is a waste of time and energy. Forgive yourself and just start moving forward again, and restate your motivation and goals.

If you find yourself having difficulty staying on the program, you may be having problems with emotional eating, using food to comfort you, and if this is difficult, a good counselor can help you shed some light on the dark areas.

For this program to work, you not only need to change the way you eat and live, but the way you think. There are four common attitudes that prevent people from finding wholeness and healing:

  1. “This condition runs in my family, so there’s nothing I can do about it” – This attitude prevents you from taking personal responsibility for your own body/health, and therefore prevents you from taking the steps to control, eliminate or prevent the disease. I believe certain weaknesses or predispositions to symptoms may be genetic, but there is always much that can be done to reverse this fate.
  2. “My doctors say they’ve done all they can” – No matter how wonderful you think your doctors are, if you are still struggling with symptoms not everything has been done. So the ultimate responsibility for your health and your body is in your hands, not any doctor’s. You also are the best judge of what works and what doesn’t, and what feels right and what doesn’t.
  3. “One way or the other, I’m going to die when it’s my time, so I might as well enjoy myself and eat anything I want in the meantime” – Whether or not you think your days are numbered, you have the power to fill whatever time you have with misery (thanks to the careless abuse to your body), or to enjoy every last minute you have in excellent health (because you took good care of yourself). Death may not be something to fear, but living a greatly-diminished/low-quality, unhealthy life should be.
  4. “I’ll just pray for healing. God will heal me” – Faith and prayer can heal and miracles do occur. But to put your health in the hands of faith only, with no effort to heal yourself, is a futile attempt at becoming whole, and is a copout. It’s like asking for help even though you won’t help yourself. You need to know that change creates results; and in this case, you can attain better health, strength and wholeness, and be able to enjoy life more fully. And if that’s not motivation enough, I don’t know what is.

SUPPLEMENTS

Supplements are a good idea, even if your diet is ideal. Foods have less nutrition than they used to, due to the depleted soils, artificial fertilizers, pesticides, early harvests, and long periods between picking and eating. Also, there are more stressors nowadays such as environmental pollutants (the average person is exposed to approximately 500 chemicals a day, not including the poor diet they eat). Choose good quality supplements, without artificial or added sweeteners, alcohol, algae, mushrooms, yeast or fungus; and take up to 3000 mg throughout the day; not all at once. If seriously ill, you can take up to 6000-9000 mg a day (6-9 times a day).

COLLOIDS

These are liquid supplements. They are small enough to bypass the digestive system, making them more easily absorbed and readily utilized. There is no waste of energy converting them into usable forms like with the standard supplements. This is especially important when you’re ill, because of a compromised digestive system. Combining both liquids and capsules is beneficial. The liquids are best placed under the tongue for rapid, direct absorption into the bloodstream. You can also dilute them into a few ounces of water and drink slowly. An approximate dose is 3-5 drops, 3 times a day (less drops more often is better). Nutritional deficiencies cause an increase in mycotoxins, which then interferes with nutrient absorption, causing a deficiency (vicious circle). Minerals are especially important because they allow vitamins and enzymes to function. Exercise and detoxification (the cleanse or eating more alkaline foods) flushes minerals from our bodies. Remember, a simple change like using just concentrated green powder and pH drops, along with a revamped diet, may work fine in the beginning, along with a good multivitamin/mineral supplement. If you have specific problems or symptoms, then you may need more specific types of supplements along with increased doses.

MOST IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENTS

ClO2 or H2O2 – releases oxygen in the body and chelates foreign materials, decrease microforms, eliminates yeast and fungus, and inhibits spores. Can also use NaClO2, which increases the efficacy of oxidative enzymes, helping immune system cells (macrophages) to eat up microforms, creating an increased immune response. ClO2 is effective against Candida. It helps your body stay alkaline. Use a 2% solution and add 16 drops per quart (i.e., 4-6 drops per 8-12 ounces or 1 drop per 2 ounces).

Concentrated green powder – three of the four quarts of water with pH drops should have 1 tsp. of a green powder mix of different grasses and vegetables. They are alkalizing and rich in fiber, which binds with, and removes the toxins. Wheat, barley and kamut grasses are good, as well as broccoli, spinach and kale. Irish moss has alkaline salts, which binds to mycotoxins, and rids them from the body. Sprouts are good too – very nutritional. Green powder is nutrient-rich with easily digestible proteins.

Broad-spectrum multivitamin formula with cell salts (AKA mineral/tissue salts) – get one with a wide variety of macro and trace minerals, plus the 12 cell salts. And of the 87 cell salts, potassium, phosphate, zinc, selenium, chromium, copper and iodine are the most important. But try to get all 87, if possible. You should also try to get 1 mg of each of the following: potassium sulfate, magnesium phosphate, sodium chloride/phosphate/sulfate, calcium phosphate/sulfate/fluoride, ferric phosphate, potassium chloride/phosphate and silica. Each pill should be 500 mg.

Broad-spectrum multivitamin formula with cell salts – get a wide variety of vitamins. At a minimum, it should have A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B4 (choline), B5 (calcium pantothenate), B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), B7 (biotin), B8 (inosital FCC), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cyanocobalomin), C, E, and PABA. You can take a liquid B-complex formula in addition since the B vitamins are so important. They are used in cell formation, help increase a cell’s lifespan, and used to make enzymes. You can use a 500 mg pill (1-2 pills, 3 times a day) or a liquid colloidal (3-5 drops, 3 times a day).

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) – found in fish and seed oils, they contain omega-3s and 6s. Fatty acids are part of the cells and are especially abundant in the brain cells, nerve synapses, visual receptors, adrenal glands and sex glands. If you are eating lots of healthy oils, you may not need supplements if you have no symptoms. Just make sure you get plenty of EFAs. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are antimycotoxic. They lower the levels of repair proteins (a sign of mycotoxins in the blood) in the arteries, decreasing the chance of atherosclerosis. They also disperse saturated fatty acids, which like to clump together and thus help keep platelets from getting too sticky, resulting in a lower likelihood of clots that can cause heart attack or stroke. EFAs also decrease triglycerides (up to 65%), LDL (low-density lipoprotein – bad cholesterol), cholesterol and vLDL (up to 50%), thus decreasing cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart and kidney failure, stroke and heart attack. PG3, made from EPA, decreases blood pressure and risk of heart attack and stroke by blocking pressure-raising PG2s found in meat, and prevents pathological blood clotting in the lung and blood vessels. EPA and DHA inhibit growth and metastasis of tumors. They are found in cold-water fish and other northern marine mammals. Trout, salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna and eel are the riches sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The vegetarian alternative is alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and is found in flaxseed, hemp, walnut and soybean oils. When ill with a weakened system, animal omega-3s are best since they don’t need to go through the EFA conversion process to EPA, which takes more energy. EFAs should be fresh and without a fishy odor. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in borage, primrose, sunflower, black currant, as well as fish oils. GLA is the primary one; borage oil contains up to 24%, and evening primrose up to 12%. Safflower, sunflower, almond, pumpkin and canola oils are also high in linoleic acid, another omega-6. Hemp oil has 3 times more omega-3 than omega-6. Omega-3s and 6s can (1) lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and decrease risk of heart attack and stroke; (2) normalize fat metabolism and decrease the amount of insulin required in diabetics; (3) prevent liver damage due to alcoholism, decrease withdrawal symptoms from quitting an alcohol addiction, and help with hangover; (4) contribute to building a prostaglandin that helps some schizophrenics; (5) cause weight loss by increasing metabolic rate and fat burning; (6) relieve premenstrual breast pain and PMS (borage oil with vitamins and minerals have been shown to improve 90% of these patients); (7) prevent drying and atrophy of tear and salivary glands (Sjögrens syndrome); (8) prevent arthritis in animals; (9) improve hair, nails and skin conditions; (10) improve some types of eczema; (11) slow or stop the progress of MS, especially if begun soon after the diagnosis (fish oils are equally effective); (12) help treat nerve degeneration (diabetic neuropathy) in type 2 diabetes, when sugar, as well as saturated fats are removed from the diet; and (13) kill cancer cells (cells infested with molds and mycotoxins) in tissue culture without harming normal cells.

NEXT MOST IMPORTANT (SECONDARY) SUPPLEMENTS

These supplements are most useful during a cleanse:

Noni fruit concentrate – an antifungal and antiparasitic. It activates enzymes, which renews cells and rebuilds healthy blood/tissue. It also improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, and helps cells use protein. It has been used for digestive problems, intestinal parasites, skin disorders, allergies, arthritis and diabetes. Its active ingredient, xeronine, is found in papaya and practically all healthy cells of plants and animals. It also contains proxeronine, a xeronine precursor. It is best used as a powder, capsule, or colloidal preparation. Avoid pasteurized noni products or those with added sugar.

Colloidal silver – supports the body’s natural defense system, and is a powerful natural alkalizer. It assists in the organization of cells that make up new tissue.

Chlorophyll – the best part of juiced greens and concentrated green powders. Found in powder or liquid extract form. Take 1 tsp. with 8 ounces water.

Rhodium and iridium – minerals (found in colloidal form) that provide nourishment to cells that have been damaged by mycotoxins, allowing them to recover their ability to communicate with each other effectively. DNA conductivity is increased 10,000 times with rhodium.

Pine bark extract – one of the most valuable bioflavonoids. It helps bind up acidity, decreasing inflammation (aches and pains) in the body and maintains and repairs the connective tissue. Take 1-3 pills (25-50mg) 3 times a day.

Antimycotoxin formula – combining n-acetyl cysteine, l-taurine, or organic sulfur, which detoxifies mycotoxins and escorts them out of the body. They also get rid of acids. You can take them individually or together (better). Organic sulfur is good, but n-acetyl cysteine is better. Take 1-2 pills a day. N-acetyl cysteine is a form of protein, which controls negative microforms and is a powerful antimycotoxin, helping to rid the body of mycotoxins such as acrolein (e.g., BBQ/tobacco smoke/engine exhaust), paraquat (an herbicide), acetaminophen (Tylenol), halothane (an anesthetic), and side effects of the anticancer drugs Adrianmycin and cyclophosphamide. N-acetyl cysteine can also bond with heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium, and rid them from the body. Glutathione, an important antioxidant (a neutralizer of free radicals; the highly-reactive, potentially-damaging substances created as a by-product of oxygen use), is a derivative of n-acetyl cysteine, and may be key to protecting proteins in the kidney, liver and bone marrow, which leads to the increased protection against mycotoxins.

Antiyeast/antifungus formula – containing caprylic or undecylenic acid. Caprylic acid controls negative microforms and their toxins. It’s an antifungal, saturated fatty acid that can bring about a remission of symptoms in fungus-related health problems, with no side effects. It’s best when released directly in the colon. It can treat and prevent gout, indigestion, yeast infection, toe fungus and rashes. Take 25-50 mg in combination with other components. May be found separately in colloidal form.

Undecylenic acid – made through vacuum distillation of castor bean oil, a fatty acid proven to eradicate or dissolve yeast and fungus and counter their toxins. Used both topically and orally. Can take orally for psoriasis, neurodermatitis and intestinal fungus. Some studies have shown it to be even more effective than caprylic acid.

ENZYMES

Bromelain – is useful for both its digestive enzymes and for its antiyeast properties. It can be found with caprylic and undecylenic acid, which is an excellent way to take it. Bromelain is an enzyme from pineapple and papaya that is a safe and highly effective antifungal/bacterial/parasitic. It helps break down encrusted waste material and dried mucus in the intestine, which is very helpful. It removes dead bacteria and fungus and boosts a healthy intestinal flora reintroduced by probiotic supplements. Bromelain is also an anti-inflammatory that can decrease swelling, pain and inflammation of injuries, ulcers and joints. It balances prostaglandins causing a decrease in inflammation. Bromelain also improves cardiovascular health by cleaning the plaque out of the blood vessels and decreasing the tendency for blood cells to stick together, leading to a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. It also enhances digestion, especially of proteins. You can take up to 3000mg each day, but that is not necessary. It is usually found in combination with other enzymes. Look for a product with at least 50 mg bromelain.

Digestive enzymes – are especially important when you are transitioning or eating animal protein. Once your diet is all alkaline and full of high-water-content, low-sugar foods, you will not need to take digestive enzymes. But if you have food allergies, get nausea, heartburn, gas/bloating, belching, abdominal cramps and constipation after eating, then digestive enzymes may help you. And even when your diet is ideal, enzymes are helpful when you are eating cooked food. Caution: digestive enzymes are frequently prepared on beds of yeast, so find out if this is the case from the manufacturer and if they have safeguards for this.

Herbal Enzymes – have a similar effect as digestive enzymes and include papaya/peppermint leaves, ginger root, catnip and fennel. These may be found in combination with bromelain. Papaya helps digest proteins, breaking them down into their amino acid building blocks, making them immediately usable by the body.

Antimycotoxic enzymes – include superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione, glutathione-S-transferase, glutathione peroxidase, and methionine reductase. These are not digestive enzymes. They chelate acids, allowing them to be excreted from the body. Concentrated, sprouted, organic wheat (i.e., wheat grass) is an excellent source. You may take these antimycotoxic enzymes in 500 mg pills (25-50 mg for each enzyme). These enzymes are also antioxidants. Free radicals are actually necessary for some chemical reactions and used to counter some harmful elements. However, they can easily get out of control and damage healthy cells and essential substances. They rupture the normal cell membrane, which weakens the body, accelerates aging and puts greater demands on the repair processes, enzyme production, the immune system, and energy reserves. What’s important is that morbid fermentation results in substances being oxidized (creating free radicals), but it is in response to the mycotoxin by-product of the fermentation that the body actually creates the free radicals. Furthermore, if the body is going to overact, it is likely to happen in a crisis, under tremendous stress. Without the stress of mycotoxins on the body, stress overload would occur much less easily and much less often. The immune system is busy enough even in a healthy body. So, provide the body with plenty of enzymes, but do it for their antimycotoxic properties as much as their antioxidant benefits.

NEXT MOST IMPORTANT (TERTIARY) SUPPLEMENTS

These nutrients bring your body back into balance. Once you are balanced, you don’t need them as much, but they are still recommended to do well. They are often found in combinations.

Olive leaf extract – acts against morbid microforms, is an excellent antimycotoxin, and also has antibiotic properties. It also benefits the cardiovascular system by protecting HDL (high-density lipoprotein – good cholesterol) from oxidation, and acts against various fungi as well as salmonella and staphylococcus aureus bacteria. It can be found separately or in combination. Take 25-50 mg.

Garlic – has been widely used in health and medicine for centuries. It is a good antifungal/bacterial agent that inhibits yeast/mold/fungus/bacteria. It is effective against staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and Candida albicans. Candida has been shown to be the most sensitive to garlic juice. Allicin is the chemical that is the most therapeutic and is what gives garlic its odor. Therefore, the odorless garlic is not as therapeutic, though it may still provide benefits to cholesterol levels and fat metabolism.

Butyric acid – is another short-chained saturated fatty acid that helps chelate mycotoxin involved in increasing LDL, thus lowering LDL. It also heals the mucus membranes of the stomach, and small/large intestines. For example, it can repair the damage (holes in the intestinal walls) that Candida creates. It also boosts immune function by detoxifying the lymph system of yeast and fungus and their associated mycotoxins. It may be difficult to find, so if you are taking caprylic or undecylenic acid, you don’t have to worry.

Thioctic or lipoic acid – chelates mycotoxins collecting in the liver, and normalizes liver enzymes. It has also been known to remove mercury, arsenobenzoles, carbon tetrachloride and aniline dyes. It also increases oxygen supply and use. This liquid can also be hard to find. You’re more likely to find it in combination with caprylic or undecylenic acid. And again, if you’re getting caprylic or undecylenic acid, then this one is not crucial.

Germanium (organic) – a metallic element that helps eliminate yeast and fungus by increasing the production of interferon, which has antitoxic/parasitic activity. It also increases metabolic chemical reactions (based on oxygen) in the body. It stimulates electrical impulses on a cellular level, discharging certain unwanted electrical fields and allowing much-needed current to flow through, establishing electrical balance. This is crucial because electricity provides fundamental organization and control in the body, giving a framework for other processes. Take 25-50 mg.

Rare metals – all of these should be in colloidal form. Take 3-5 drops, 3 times a day or follow directions. Gold – supports the body’s natural defense system. Used successfully to treat arthritis, skin ulcers, burns, certain nerve-end operations, obesity, various types of punctures and inoperable cancer. Its use has lessened since the advent of antibiotics and other (toxic) drugs. Since gold conducts electricity, it can help in cellular communication, metabolism and regeneration. Research has shown it to have the potential to repair damaged DNA. It can also have a psychologically balancing and harmonizing effect, helping depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), melancholy, sorrow, fear and despair, frustration, anguish and even suicidal tendencies. Gallium – helps to form anti-tumor compounds, and has specific areas of enzymatic activity in the brain, which has been reported to decrease the rate of brain cancer in lab animals; and pregnant women that take it, decrease the rate of brain cancer in their offspring. Osmium, ruthenium, palladium and platinum – these, along with iridium and rhodium, have extraordinary electrical conduction properties. Like germanium, they are electro-stimulators, but they can also increase the ability of DNA to conduct electricity and enhance communication among cells. Research at Bristol-Myers-Squibb labs indicate that using precious metals in the presence of cancer can correct altered DNA.

OPTIIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

These supplements are not for everyone, but if they suit your situation, you’ll find them invaluable:

Probiotics – these are useful to re-establish (and increase) healthy microforms in the digestive tract. Not everyone needs them, but if you have been constipated, under/overweight, on antibiotics in the last year, or have poor digestion, give them a try. You can mix 1-2 pills in 8 ounces of water and let sit for 8 hours to increase the microflora in the intestine. Take ½ hour before meals. When digestion and elimination are better, you can discontinue. It is best to use a product that has a combination of different bacteria as well as alternating formulas every few months or so in order to get a different variety of microforms. The common probiotics are acidophilus, bifidus and lactobacillus. Take 50-250mg each, depending on the mixture. Can also do an enema, using 4 pills with 12 ounces water, let sit 8 hours, use ½ of mixture for 15 minutes and then repeat in ½ hour.

Antiparasitic formula – containing black walnut hulls. Take 4 pills 3 times a day for 10 consecutive days. Then break for 4 days, and repeat at least 6 times.

TREATING SYMPTOMS WITH SUPPLEMENTS

Sinus Problems – dissolve 2 pills of an antiyeast formula in a bottle of saline solution and spray into nostrils 3 times a day. You can also use 1-2 drops of colloidal silver or liquid pine bark extract in each nostril 1-2 times a day. Can also use a powdered extract.

Eye/ear problems – includes cataracts, glaucoma, redness, poor eyesight, blurred vision, ringing in ears, earaches, ear swelling, eardrum damage, decrease hearing. Use 1 drop, 3 times a day of colloidal silver topically directly in the eye/ear.

Congestion – you have three options to see which works best: (1) 3-5 drops ClO2 in 8 ounces water, 3 times a day; (2) 3-5 drops colloidal silver or liquid pine bark extract, 3 times a day; and (3) 1 tsp. of seed oils such as flaxseed or borage, 3 times a day.

Liver stress – the liver filters toxins from your body, so you should detoxify it at least 3-4 times a year. Look for a formula combining glandular liver, dandelion root, red clover, chaparral, yellow dock root, cascara sagrada bark, licorice root, sarsaparilla root, celery seed, burdock root, Echinacea, Oregon grape root, stillingia, prickly ash bark, buckthorn bark, cayenne, kelp and wild yam root. Take 2 pills with 8 ounces water at least ½ hour before meals, 3 times a day for a total of 30 days (180 pills). If you are taking a probiotic, you can combine the two. This can also help with hepatitis, jaundice and cirrhosis. Glandulars are animal products, usually from cows, and are messengers that carry nutrients to the particular gland/organ that it came from. You can get these products without glandulars if you want to be more vegetarian/vegan.

Lung problem – includes pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, croup, tuberculosis, cold/flu, hay fever and emphysema. Look for a formula that includes glandular lung, pleurisy root, wild cherry bark, slippery elm bark, plantain, mullein leaves, chickweed, horehound, licorice root, kelp, cayenne, and saw palmetto. Take 2 pills with each meal. You can also use colloidal silver or, pine bark extract in a respirator (5-10 drops), which is good for lung/nasal congestion.

Pancreas problems – includes hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia (diabetes). Look for a formula combining glandular pancreas, uva-ursi, dandelion root, parsley, gentian root, huckleberry leaves, raspberry leaves, buchu leaves, saw palmetto berries, kelp and bladderwrack. Take 2 pills with each meal, and 3-5 drops of liquid/colloidal chromium and vanadium before each meal. Vanadium helps to uptake the chromium, which helps make effective glucose and insulin interactions.

Adrenal problems/stress – includes insomnia, fatigue, low blood pressure, poor circulation, always feeling cold, lightheadedness upon standing, arthritis in joints and back, drowsy/sleepy in the afternoon, and chronic pain. You can do four things together or separately: (1) with each meal take 2 pills of an adrenal formula that includes glandular adrenal and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5); (2) take 3-5 drops, 3 times a day of an antimycotoxin formula containing n-acetyl cysteine, l-taurine and organic sulfur. Caprylic/undecylenic acid, pine bark extract and grape seed extract would also be good additions; (3) take 3-5 drops, 3 times a day of a formula that contains chromium and vanadium; and (4) take 3-5 drops, 3 times a day of a liquid vitamin B-complex.

Thyroid problems – with each meal, take 1-2 pills of a formula with kelp (to deliver iodine), gentian root, saw palmetto berries, cayenne and Irish moss.

Digestive problems – includes flatulence (intestinal gas), colic, enteritis and heartburn. You have three choices: (1) with each meal, take 2 pills of a formula with papaya leaves, peppermint leaves, ginger root, catnip, fennel seed and saw palmetto berries; (2) 1-2 pills of noni fruit concentrate before meals with a small amount of water, plus 1-2 pills, ½ hour after each meal, of an antiyeast formula containing caprylic/undecylenic acid, enzymes such as bromelain and papain, and herbs that aid in digestion; and for the digestion of fats: (3) take 1-2 pills of noni fruit concentrate and an antimycotoxin formula containing n-acetyl cysteine, l-taurine and organic sulfur, and perhaps some caprylic/undecylenic acid, pine bark extract and grape seed extract.

Lymphatic problems/blockage – you have two choices: (1) take 1 pill in the morning and 1 pill in the evening of a lymphatic formula that includes fish liver oil (pharmaceutical grade is best), beta carotene, dandelion root, eyebright, marshmallow root, licorice root and parsley; and (2) although not a supplement, a series of at least 24 massages to help move the toxins out of the lymph nodes. Daily dry brushing of the skin towards the heart may also be beneficial (massage in same direction).

Weight control and fat/glucose metabolism problems – you have several choices of which you can mix and match: (1) take 1-2 pills each of a multivitamin/mineral formula daily (best to take smaller doses more often). Predigested pills save energy and produce little to no acid getting the nutrients; (2) 2-3 pills of pine bark extract 1 hour before each meal and 3-5 drops of colloidal chromium and vanadium, 3 times a day (can also use pill form); (3) 1-2 pills of a pituitary/thyroid formula that contains kelp, gentian root, saw palmetto berries, cayenne and Irish moss, 3 times a day with meals; (4a) for women, take 3-5 drops each of a liquid amino acid formula (containing lysine, methionine, argenine, leucine, tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine), colloidal calcium and colloidal boron, 3 times a day, and 1-2 pills of a woman’s formula including glandular ovary/uterus, black cohosh root, licorice root, raspberry leaves, passionflower, chamomile, fenugreek, black haw bark, saw palmetto berries, squaw vine, wild yam root and kelp; (4b) for men: take 3-5 drops each of a liquid amino acid formula (containing lysine, methionine, argenine, leucine, tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine), colloidal zinc, and colloidal vitamin B6, 3 times a day; (5) a formula containing lecithin; (6) citron or garcinean cambogia, an alkaline, bitter fruit, which helps decrease acid and thus the need for the body to retain fat; and (7) follow the diet portion of this program (sorry, not a supplement!). Your weight will naturally control itself once you are eating alkaline. Also, drinking dark green vegetable juice 6-8 times a day is very helpful.

Joint/muscle pain – you have four choices: (1) take 3 pills of calcium and 4 pills of a marine lipid or borage oil formula with each meal (to make sure it combines properly, take it with meals made up of vegetables); (2) take 3-5 drops of colloidal calcium, colloidal boron and an antimycotoxin formula (with n-acetyl cysteine, l-taurine and organic sulfur, and perhaps some caprylic/undecylenic acid, pine bark extract and grape seed extract), 3 times a day; (3) take 3-5 drops of a joint/muscle formula (including colloidal glutathione), 3 times a day, and 2-3 pills of calcium, magnesium and zinc, 3 times a day with meals. For acute or chronic conditions, use 4-6 pills, 3 times a day; and (4) take a formula containing the herb yucca, which decreases inflammation, soreness and swelling.

Reproductive organ problems – you have two choices: (1) take 3-5 drops of colloidal rhodium and iridium, 3 times a day; and (2a) for women: take 2-3 pills with each meal of a “female tonic” that includes glandular ovary/uterus, black cohosh root, licorice root, raspberry leaves, passionflower, chamomile, fenugreek, black haw bark, saw palmetto berries, squaw vine, wild yam root and kelp. In addition, 3-5 drops of liquid pregnenolone, colloidal calcium, and colloidal boron, 3 times a day is also good. Also, 3-5 drops of a sprouted soy formula (20 ounces fresh = 1 ounce dried), 3 times a day with meals can be substituted for the pregnenolone. You can also substitute pregnenolone with progesterone cream; (2b) for men: take 1-3 pills of a man’s formula (including glandular prostate, parsley, saw palmetto berries, corn silk, buchu leaves, cayenne, kelp and pumpkin seeds with each meal, and 3-5 drops each of colloidal zinc, vitamin B6, and a liquid amino acid formula (including lysine, methionine, arginine, leucine, tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine), 3 times a day.

Infectious/degenerative problems – includes AIDS and cancer. Try colloidal formulas (of osmium, ruthenium and palladium), co-enzyme Q1 (NADH), caprylic/undecylenic acid (antiyeast substances), and enzymes such as bromelain and papain.

Toxic stress (oxidation and mycotoxins) – try colloidal or liquid vitamin C, Echinacea, glutathione, calcium, boron, silver, lithium, selenium, pregnenolone, pine bark extract, progesterone (for women that do not need the pregnenolone), fish liver oil, beta carotene, dandelion root, eyebright, marshmallow root, licorice root, parsley, n-acetyl cysteine, l-taurine, organic sulfur, caprylic/undecylenic acid, grape seed extract, a multimineral and sprouted soy formula (natural hormone source).

There are no magic bullets! No supplement is going to solve all of your problems or keep you healthy forever; and the Standard American Diet (SAD) will indeed overpower them.

ALKALINE FOODS

Spices – include garlic powder, onion flakes, cumin, basil, cilantro, cayenne pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, curry and parsley. Also, an alkalizing salt (Real Salt™, Celtic sea salt, vegetized salt and Herbamare™ (both have dried vegetables in them), Trocomare™ (spicy with sea salt, vegetables, chili peppers and horseradish) and Herby™ (hot). Another good choice is Bragg™ Liquid Aminos (soy sauce substitute).

Seeds – (raw) flaxseed, sesame, sunflower, alfalfa and pumpkin, as well as sprouts of these seeds. Also, tahini (sesame seed paste) is good.

Nuts – (raw) almond, hazelnut, pine nut, Brazil nut, macadamia, pecan, walnut, and raw nut butters made of these nuts.

Grains – spelt, buckwheat, millet, kamut, quinoa, brown basmati rice, amaranth, brown rice cakes, sprouted wheat tortillas, La Vosch™ crackers (made with tofu; yeast-free) and flour (whole wheat, spelt, brown rice, rye and millet). Soy and rice flours are okay if they haven’t been stored for long periods. Also, unleavened whole wheat bread (e.g., Natures Path™ Manna and Earth Seeds™ bread) in the freezer section is a good choice.

Beans – soybean (edamame), adzuki, lentil, mung, cranberry, black, garbanzo, pinto, kidney, and black-eyed pea.

Sea vegetables – nori sheets, dulse flakes and aramie.

Tortillas – sprouted wheat type.

Healthy oils – especially cold-pressed olive, grape seed, sesame, flaxseed, and a blend (e.g., Udo’s Choice™, Essential Balance™ by Omega Nutrition™, or Arrowhead Mills™), or hemp. Essential Balance™ is located in the refrigerated section and contains flaxseed, sunflower, safflower, pumpkin, borage and sesame seeds (all organic, unrefined).

Milk – almond, soy or rice.

Water – distilled, reverse-osmosis/purified in gallon containers.

Soy – tofu (including baked), soy burgers (vegan - Boca™).

Produce – (fresh) garlic, ginger, onion, fresh or dried chili peppers, lemon, lime, sprouts (see seeds above), sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, roasted bell peppers in olive oil or vegetable broth (with no yeast), baby greens, dark lettuce, broccoli, spinach, kale, red/green cabbage, celery, carrots, cucumber, cauliflower, squash, zuccini, beets, radishes, avocado, tomato, bell pepper (all colors), chard, asparagus, green beans, leeks and eggplant. Also, good is fresh parsley, cilantro and basil.

TIPS

Make huge salads (3 days worth) including spinach, red onions, pine nuts, tofu, carrots, beets, radish, sunflower seeds and sprouts. Can also make wraps. Keep a bowl of fresh almonds soaking in the refrigerator. Cover raw nuts with water and soak overnight, changing water daily. They will keep about 3 days. Also, keep lemons and limes on hand as a vinegar substitute, and squeeze them in drinking water all day. Do sprouting,

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DRINK MORE WATER!!