Tips to Increase Your Energy

17 07 2014

 1. Remove all white flour, white sugar and white rice from your diet.  Replace 

images-15with whole grain flour, whole grain sugar cane and brown rice….according to your ABO blood type.

2. Eat the “beneficials” off your blood type chart.

3. Food combine.  Proteins and veges.  Starches and veges.  For more information read about it in the “Body Ecology Diet” book.

4. Drink hot water with fresh lemon squeezed into it.  It helps to unclog the liver.

5. Do a liver/gallbladder flush after doing a series of colonics.

6. Do a liver cleanse with herbs and a series of colonics to flush out the toxicity from your body.

 7. Use fiber drinks and bowel tonic herbs to increase your elimination.

 8. Eat raw veges at lunch and at dinner.

 (compatible with your blood type.)

 9. Juice vegetable juices and drink 2 to 4 – 8 oz glasses daily.

 10. Drink wheatgrass juice in lemon water or in unfiltered, organic apple juice.

 11. Go on a cleansing diet of raw vegetable juices and raw vegetable salads with lots of green veges and sprouts…do for 4 to 10 days if you can.  Come off of it with light proteins.

 12. Drink non-chlorinated water.

 13. Have a bath with 35% hydrogen peroxide in it….soak at least 30 minutes.


Thriving in Winter

10 10 2013
  1. imgres-1How can people “thrive” during winter, rather just “survive”?
  2. Thriving in the winter is a combination of items that one must do in order to get out of the “survival” mode.  Thriving means “energy”! The first item is “warming” foods.  When you live in a climate that has 4 seasons, the winter is a lot colder than any other time of year, so warming foods must be eaten to keep the body heat up.  Some of the warming foods that one can eat, depending on your body type, are; whole cooked brown rice, quinoa, millet, barley, steel-cut oats, large flaked oats, stews either vegetarian or with meat, squash, baked potatoes etc.  These foods have high amounts of complex carbohydrates, protein and fibre.  The fibre helps to balance the blood sugars and the protein and carbohydrate portion helps to nourish the whole body.  The second item is enzymes.  Very important to keep our energy up.  The cooked foods virtually have no enzymes in them because the enzymes become denatured with heat.  The best way to get enzymes is in raw food.   Most people cannot create enough body heat to stay on a raw food diet throughout the cold winters in Canada.  Eating raw sprouted seeds of any kind; alfalfa, broccoli, chick peas, any bean, any seed along with raw vegetables of any kind are very good at supplying the enzymes needed for you to digest your cooked food during the winter months.  Sometimes, in fact, often, there are times when supplementing with enzymes is important to keep the energy up even when eating raw foods. One way to determine if you need enzymes is to see what your energy level is really like after you eat your food.  If it goes down immediately after eating, then take some enzymes.  Often, the broad spectrum ones with a slant for carbohydrate digestion, are needed in the winter because people eat more carbs in these cold months.  When you take the needed enzymes you will notice an energy increase within 30 minutes or so of taking them. The third action is take Vitamin D, Essential Fatty Acids and use a Seasonal Affective Disorder Full UV Spectrum lamp daily.  These three things will keep your mood up. The fourth action is connection.  Connect with other positive people regularly over the winter months and share your warm food and merry mood with them!  And THRIVE!

Cold & Flu Remedies for Self Administration

5 02 2013

Cold & Flu Remedies for Self Administration.

Cold Remedies for Self Administration

5 02 2013

If you have been plagued with colds this year or last year and want to learn how you can help yourself to imgres-3get rid of these nasty bugs quickly, efficiently and in a cost effective way.  (Ie. Not having to go to your Naturopath or Natural Health Practitioner and pay for an in office visit.)  Then, this article is for you!

First off, colds.  There are really 3 or 4 items that you may need, depending on how you have been eating and your constitution AND how stressed out you are.

1.  As soon as you start getting that tickle in your throat, you will want to reach for any Aromatic Herbs like Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, or Mint….Peppermint Essential Oil ideally, though a strong Peppermint tea will also work….no, not the tea bags you have, but a strong, organic, loose leaf tea.  Take one or two drops on the back of your hand and then lick them off quickly.  You will experience the “opening up” of your nasal passages and the freshening up of your throat.  For mild cold symptoms, Peppermint is a great herb to get rid of the cold symptoms you have.

For colds that are going to the chest or  sinuses, Garlic or Licorice is good taken it tablets or capsules.  I use the Nature’s Sunshine (NSP) Garlic, which I find is very good and at the most you need 1 tablet 3x per day.  The NSP Licorice I recommend is about 2 capsules 3x per day.  Cayenne Pepper is good if you take about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp in some Lemon water, mix, then drink through a straw.  It will soothe a sore throat.

There is also Composition Powder or Herbal Crisis formula which is  a combination of herbs that you could probably pick up at your local herbalist.

2. The next item is a good quality Vitamin C.  If you are allergic or sensitive to Vitamin C, then you will want to have Ester C.  The Vitamin C that I recommend most is Nature’s Sunshine Vitamin C because it is pharmaceutical grade and thus top quality without being expensive.  I usually recommend taking 2,000 mg 3 to 4 x per day to get rid of the cold.

3.  The next item is the 12 Tissue Salts or a specific Homeopathic Remedy for Colds such as Phosphorus, Gelsemium, Allium Cepa, Arsenicum album, Nux vomica etc.  The 12 Salts you can buy at most health food stores, but the single remedies I listed are best administered by a practitioner or if you have a small book with an emergency homeopathic kit that gives you tips on what the remedies are used for then you can administer them yourself.

What the 12 Tissue Salts will do is they will “dry up” your nose very quickly.  The single remedies will help get rid of the whole cold.

Additional notes:

Most mild to moderate colds can be dealt with using the 12 Tissue Salts & a high quality Vitamin C.  (Remember, Health Canada is not interested in quality, so anyone can sell Vitamin C…it is up to you to know who is the best to buy it from.:))  Also, the rule of thumb is that everything above the neck needs Vitamin C and everything below the neck needs Vitamin A.

More complex colds must have the Aromatic herbs or Composition Powder and possibly the homeopathic single remedy.  You will know by trial and error:)  But the Vitamin C & 12 salts must also be used.

If you are chronically getting sick it is a sign that you need to cleanse:)  So go on a juice fast and do a few colonics to clean up the system!

Please note:  if you have a fever, it is more than the common cold…often it is the “flu” or it could be a bacterial infection or a more serious virus.

Watch for my next blog on how to fight off the flu!

If you found this information helpful…let me know!

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