Mangoes

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Ask yourselves what foods taste good in their natural state!

The versatile mango is available year round and adds delicious tropical flavor to your diet!

One cup of mangos is just 100 calories, so it’s a satisfyingly sweet treat.

Each serving of mango is fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free.

Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, helping to make them a superfood.

Mangos are my favorite fruit!

Strawberries

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Did you know that you can eat the little green tops of 🍓’s?

Blend up the entire strawberry and get in some extra greens! 

Compounds found in strawberry leaves, help pull water out of your joints, which can alleviate pain and swelling associated with conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism.

Strawberry leaves also contain high amounts of vitamin C which acts as a powerful antioxidant in your body. 

KIDNEY FILTRATION- YOUR TICKET TO FEELING GREAT

KIDNEY FILTRATION & TRUE HEALTH

The body has a sewer system to handle the waste from your billions of cells. This system is called your lymphatic system. It carries cellular waste to the kidneys where it’s filtered then eliminated. If the kidneys get clogged your sewer backs up! It’s so simple. This is the cause of most health issues. From Acne to arthritis you name it! A backed up lymphatic system becomes acidic causing pain and inflammation. Acids are very destructive as they destroy joints, skin, bones, arteries, etc. Toxic lymph is also a breading ground for parasites, viruses, and fungus. This is why kidney filtration is SO IMPORTANT.

TEST YOUR KIDNEYS

-Dont consume any liquids 3-4 hours before bedtime.

Urinate into a glass jar first thing in the morning (6oz of urine or more is ideal). Don’t worry about the color. The color doesn’t matter. If it’s cloudy (see below picture) then your kidneys are filtering lymph! If it’s clear, you have some work to do.

It’s simple. The more acidic your body is, the more health issues you / you will have. The more alkaline your body is, the greater your health will become!

Achieving kidney filtration, and maintaining kidney filtration is KEY as It will open the way to tissue and cell regeneration.

I can help you achieve kidney filtration!

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WHAT IS AN ALKALINE DIET

For those who are newer to detoxification and holistic health in general, you might be wondering what an alkaline diet is.

An alkaline diet is based on the idea that what you eat affects the pH (Potential Hydrogen) level (the acidity or alkalinity) of your body.

An alkaline diet eliminates foods that are highly acidic and emphasizes foods that are high in alkalinity. The diet focuses on balancing the body’s pH. PH, which is short for potential hydrogen, it is the measure of hydrogen ions in a solution. This is measured on a scale of 1 to 14, where seven is neutral. The higher the number, the more alkaline, or basic, the solution is. And in contrast, the lower the number, the more acidic it is.

When it comes to our bodies, our pH varies from one area to another. For example, our stomachs have both acidic and basic parts to it. Our stomach has high acid to digest food, and in contrast, it has a liner that is high in alkaline to prevent injury to organ membranes. Human blood typically has a pH around 7.4, which means that our blood is slightly more alkaline.

An alkaline diet focuses on consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables. Some people focus on reducing animal protein, while others eliminate animal protein. An alkaline diet has proven cardiovascular benefits as well as reducing inflammatory/acidic conditions. (i.e Arthritis, Osteoporosis, sinusitis, asthma, periodontitis, diabetes, cancers, dermatitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, crohn’s, etc)

The alkaline diet is opposite to the ketogenic diet which prohibits fruits, limits vegetables but encourages protein. Any diet that encourages excessive protein and restricts fruit and vegetables is not alkaline!

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POWER OF LEMONS

Lemons: The Alkalizing Power Food

 

Lemons are acidic and contain citric acid, but are alkaline-forming after it is digested by the body. (Lemons have an alkaline effect on your blood pH). In fact they are one of the most alkaline-forming foods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body.

Lemons are a favorite all over the world and an essential food in kitchens everywhere.

 “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” –Alfred E. Newman

 

16 Health Benefits of Lemons:

 1. Lemons are alkalizing for the body: Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.

 2. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.

 3. Your liver loves lemons: “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile,” says Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.

 4. Cleans your bowels: Lemons increase peristalsis in the bowels, helping to create a bowel movement thus eliminating waste and helping with regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.

 5. Scurvy is treated by giving one to two ounces of lemon juice diluted with water every two to four hours. In 1747, a naval surgeon named James Lind cured scurvy with fresh lemons. To this day, the British Navy requires ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor could have one ounce of juice a day. In the past, lemons were replaced with limes; this is where the English got their nickname “limeys.”

6. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.

7. Vitamin C  in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.

8. The lemon peel contains the potent phytonutrient tangeretin, which has been proven to be  effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.

 9. In India, Ayurveda medicine values the lemon as a fruit and for its properties.  It is sour, warm, promoter of gastric fire, light, good for vision, pungent and astringent.

 10. It destroys intestinal worms.

11. When there is insufficient oxygen and difficulty in breathing (such as when mountain climbing) lemons are very helpful. The first man to reach the top of Mt. Everest, Edmund Hillary, said that his success on Mt. Everest was greatly due to lemons.

 12. Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties; experiments have found the juice of lemons destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.

 13. Blood vessels are strengthened by the vitamin P (bioflavinoids) in lemon thus prevents internal hemorrhage. Also making it useful in treating high blood pressure.

 14. The symptoms of eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy have been shown in research to improve due to the rutin, found in lemons.

 15. Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including naturally occurring limonene; oil which slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals and flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.

 16. According to The Reams Biological Ionization Theory (RBTI),  the lemon is the ONLY food in the world that is anionic (an ion with a negative charge). All other foods are cationic (the ion has a positive charge.) This makes it extremely useful to health as it is the interaction between anions and cations that ultimately provides all cell energy.

 

10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

1) Aids Digestion. Lemon juice flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. It’s atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Lemons are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loose toxins inthe digestive tract. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating.

2) Cleanses Your System / is a Diuretic. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

3) Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms plus it enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay.

Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm produced by the body.

4) Balances pH Levels. Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Sure, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized).  Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood. Disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

 5) Clears Skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can actually be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it would also be helping to keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body.

 6) Energizes You and Enhances Your Mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes. Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemons can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

7) Promotes regeneration. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound regeneration, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.

 8) Freshens Breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis.

 9) Hydrates Your Lymph System. Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed, just to name a few.

10) Aids in Weight Loss. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster. I personally find myself making better choices throughout the day, if I start my day off right, by making a health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water first thing every mo

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FLU SHOT

GOT YOUR FLU SHOT YET?

JUICE OF 6 FRESH LEMONS

1 BULB OF GARLIC

4 TSP. FRESH GINGER

2 TSP. FRESH GINGER POWDER

2 TBSP HONEY

3 CUPS PINEAPPLE JUICE

1/4 TSP CAYENNE POWDER

1/4 TSP PAPRIKA POWDER

BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS THOROUGHLY AND STORE IN A GLASS JAR.

TAKE 1 CUP 4 TIMES A DAY.

TO KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY, DRINK 1 CUP, 4 TIMES A DAY ONCE A WEEK.

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