PLEASE be sure to purchase locally grown or buy certified organic produce whenever possible! I keep adding to this list...This is my most updated...
ALFALFA. Excellent for it’s alkalinizing effect. It is the richest source of chlorophyll. It is good for arthritis. It promotes hair growth and is also good for congestion and respiratory disorders. It is high in nutrients because it’s roots travel down as deep as 250 feet into the clean deep earth. APPLE. Lowers cholesterol and risk for cancer. Has mild antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory estrogenic activity. High in fiber, helps avoid constipation, suppresses appetite. Juice can cause diarrhea in children. Apples are high in calcium. Apples contain 50% more vitamin A than oranges. Vitamin A helps to ward of colds and other infections. The apple helps to maintain nerve health.. ARTICHOKE. High in fiber. Excellent for the digestive tract, as well as heart, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. They are good to eat for reduction of weight and are high in calcium and iron. ASPARAGUS… is a super source of the antioxidant glutathione, to lower cancer risk. Many of the elements that build the liver, kidneys, skin, ligaments, and bones are found in green asparagus. It is a good vegetable for an elimination diet. Builds red blood cells. AVOCADO… benefits circulation, lowers cholesterol, dilates blood vessels. It's main fat, monounsaturated oleic acid (also concentrated in olive oil), acts as an antioxidant to block artery-destroying toxicity of bad-type-LDL cholesterol. It is one of the richest sources of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant shown to block thirty different carcinogens and to block proliferation of the AIDS virus in test tube experiments. Avocado reduces risk of heart attack and aids in blood and tissue regeneration. Avocados are high in protein, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and manganese. They stabilize the blood sugar and are excellent for heart disorders. BANANA and PLAINTAIN. Soothes the stomach. Strengthens the stomach lining against acid and ulcers. Has antibiotic activity. Bananas feed the natural acidophilus bacteria of the bowel. Their high potassium content benefits the muscular system. BARLEY… is long known as a "heart medicine" in the Middle East. Reduces cholesterol. Has anti-viral and anti-cancer activity. Contains potent antioxidants, including tocotrienols. BEANS. (legumes, including navy, black, kidney, pinto, soy beans and lentils). Are potent medicine in lowering cholesterol. ½ cup of cooked beans daily reduces cholesterol an average 10 percent. Regulates blood sugar levels. Is an excellent food for diabetics. Linked to lower rates of certain cancers. Are very high in fiber. ***Negative side is that they are a leading producer of intestinal gas in most people. BEETS… Richer than spinach in iron and other minerals. The greens are helpful in cases of anemia, tuberculosis, constipation, poor appetite, obesity, tumors, gout, pimples and helpful in the elimination of irritating drug poisons. Beets are one of the best foods to relieve constipation and they are also good for obesity. Beets aid lymphatic, gall bladder and liver function. Also aids digestion, anemia and helps to build red blood cells. BELL PEPPER… are rich in antioxidant vitamin C. They help to fight off colds, asthma, bronchitis, respiratory infections, cataracts, macular degeneration, angina, atherosclerosis and cancer. BLUEBERRY. Acts as an unusual type of antibiotic by blocking attachment of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Also has anti-viral activity. Contains silicon, which helps rejuvenate the pancreas. They are good for diabetic conditions. Contains chemicals that curb diarrhea. Also has anti-viral activity and high in natural aspirin. Broccoli… has a unique package of versatile disease-fighters. Abundant in antioxidants, including quercetin, glutathione, beta carotene, indoles, vitamin C, lutein, glucarate, sulforaphane. Extremely high in cancer fighting activity, particularly against lung, colon and breast cancers. Like other cruciferous vegetables, it speeds up removal of estrogen from the body, helping suppress breast cancer. Rich in cholesterol-reducing fiber. Has anti-viral, anti-ulcer activity. A super source of chromium that helps regulate insulin and blood sugar. Note: cooking and processing destroys some of the antioxidants and anti-estrogenic agents, such as indoles and glutathione. Most protective when eaten raw or lightly cooked. BRUSSEL SPROUTS. Cruciferous family possesses some of the same powers as broccoli and cabbage. They are definitely anti-cancer, estrogenic and packed with various antioxidants and indoles. BUCKWHEAT. Is not a grain, but a fruit. It is energizing and nutrititous, high in magnesium, promotes good cardiovascular cholesterol levels, better blood sugar control, lowered risk of diabetes, helps prevent gallstones, health-promoting potential equal or higher than that of fruits and vegetables, and is all too often overlooked. Gluten-free. CABBAGE… (including bok-choy). Revered in ancient Rome as a cancer cure. Contains numerous anti-cancer and antioxidant compounds. Speeds up estrogen metabolism, is thought to help block breast cancer and suppress growth of polyps, a prelude to colon cancer. Eating cabbage more than once a week cut men's colon cancer odds 66 percent. As little as two daily tbsp. of cooked cabbage protected against stomach cancer. Contains anti-ulcer compounds; cabbage juice helps heal ulcers in humans. Has anti-bacterial and anti-viral powers. Can cause flatulence in some. Some of these important compounds are destroyed by cooking. Raw cabbage, as in cole slaw, appears to have stronger overall health value. Kills bacteria and viruses. Stimulates the immune system. It is a good blood purifier and a vitalizing agent. CARROT. A super source of beta carotene, a powerful anticancer, artery-protecting, immune-boosting, infection-fighting antioxidant with wide protective powers. A carrot a day slashed stroke rates in women by 68 percent. The beta-carotene in one medium carrot cuts lung cancer risk in half, even among formerly heavy smokers. High doses of beta carotene, as found in carrots, substantially reduces odds of degenerative eye diseases (cataracts and macular degeneration as well as chest pain (angina). The high soluble fiber in carrots depresses blood cholesterol and promotes regularity. Cooking can make it easier for the body to absorb carrot's beta-carotene. CAULIFLOWER…Cruciferous family member that contains many of the same cancer-fighting, hormone-regulating compounds as its cousins, broccoli and cabbage. Eat raw, or lightly cooked. Reduces risk of cancer, particularly of the colon, rectum and stomach. Excellent for diabetes. Rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber. CELERY… A traditional remedy for high blood pressure. Eat two to four stalks a day. Also has a mild diuretic effect. Contains eight different families of anti-cancer compounds such as phthalides and polyacetylenes, that detoxify carcinogens, especially cigarette smoke. Aids digestion. Aids kidney and liver function. Good for blood sugar regulation. Reduces water retention. Helps regulate the nervous system. Eating celery before or after vigorous exercise can induce mild to serious allergic reactions in some. CHERRIES: The anthocyanins and antioxidants in cherries are great for your health. Cherries, especially black cherries, may also help to reduce the symptoms of gout.
CHILI PEPPER. Helps dissolve blood clots, opens up sinuses and air passages, breaks up mucus in the lungs, acts as an expectorant or decongestant, helps prevent bronchitis, emphysema and stomach ulcers. Putting hot chili sauce on food also speeds up metabolism, burning off calories. It is also a potent painkiller, alleviating headaches when inhaled, and joint pain when injected. Hot paprika made from hot chili peppers is high in natural aspirin. It has antibacterial, antioxidant activity. Putting hot chili sauce on food also speeds up metabolism, burning off calories. Chili peppers do not harm the stomach lining or promote ulcers. CILANTRO: One of the compelling health benefits of cilantro is the fact that this herb may have the ability to destroy Salmonella. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that's been implicated in a variety of cases of food poisoning, some of which have proven fatal. It appears that cilantro has an ingredient known as dodecenal in its leaves that's thought to account for its ability to kill bacteria that can cause food borne illness.
Cilantro is touted as having ability to remove heavy metals such as mercury from the body. It is often promoted as a panacea for people who have mercury fillings in their teeth. The concern is that mercury can be gradually released into the bloodstream when people with mercury based fillings chew, which could theoretically allow build up harmful levels of mercury in the body. The belief is that cilantro reduces mercury levels by acting as a chelating agent. This is all still very much theoretical but intriguing.
Cilantro is claimed that cilantro can help to control blood sugar levels in diabetics. One study documented that coriander, the seed component of cilantro has hypoglycemic effects, possibly by stimulating the secretion of insulin.
CINNAMON. A strong stimulator of insulin activity, thus potentially helpful for those with Type 2 diabetes. Mild anti-coagulant activity. CLOVE. Used to kill the pain of toothache and as an anti-inflammatory against rheumatic diseases. Has anti-coagulant effects, (anti-platelet aggregation), and its main ingredient, eugenol, is anti-inflammatory. COFFEE. Most, but not all, of coffee's pharmacological impact comes from its high concentration of caffeine a psychoactive drug. Caffeine, depending on an individual's biological makeup and peculiar sensitivity, can be a mood elevator and mental energizer. Improves mental performance in some. An emergency remedy for asthma. Dilates bronchial passages. Mildly addictive. Triggers headaches, anxiety and panic attacks in some. In excess, may cause psychiatric disturbances. Promotes insomnia. Coffee stimulates stomach acid secretions (both caffeinated and decaf). Can aggravate heartburn. Promotes bowel movements in many, causes diarrhea in others. Caffeine may promote fibrocystic breast disease in some women. COLLARD GREENS. Full of anti-cancer, antioxidant compounds, including lutein, vitamin C and beta carotene. Like other green leafy vegetables, associated with low rates of all cancers. CRANBERRY… has strong antibiotic properties with unusual abilities to prevent infectious bacteria from sticking to the cells lining the bladder and urinary tract. Thus, it helps prevent recurring urinary tract (bladder) infections. Also has antiviral activity. An excellent curative and preventive therapy for the entire breathing apparatus. They contain a natural vasodilator which opens up the bronchial tubes. CUCUMBERS. Should be eaten freely by people who live on the desert or in other hot climates-the most cooling food. Indicated for fevers, constipation, skin eruptions, high blood pressure, rheumatism, obesity, acidosis, and is a mild diuretic. A wonderful digestive aid and has a purifying effect on the bowel. DANDELION GREENS. Dandelion greens are a wonderful liver cleanser and are valuable in helping the flow of the bile. Dandelion tea is an excellent drink for helping the liver and gall bladder. The greens stimulate the glands. The greens also help to relieve many toxic conditions of the skin. DATES… High in NATURAL ASPIRIN. Has laxative effect. Dried fruits, including dates, are linked to lower rates of certain cancers, especially pancreatic cancer. Contains compounds that may cause headaches in susceptible individuals. EGGPLANT. Eggplant substances, called glycoalkaloids, made into a topical cream medication have been used to treat skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, according to Australian researchers. Also, eating eggplant may lower blood cholesterol and help counteract some detrimental blood effects of fatty foods. Eggplant also has antibacterial and diuretic properties. FENUGREEK SEED. A spice common in the Middle East and available in many U.S. food markets. Has anti-diabetic powers. Helps control surges of blood sugar and insulin. Anti-cancer, tends to lower blood pressure. Helps prevent intestinal gas. FLAX SEEDS & OIL. Used primarily for constipation. Helps with gastritis, colitis or other inflammations of the digestive tract. Lowers blood fat levels often associated with heart attacks and strokes. Reduces harmful blood cholesterol levels with its soluble fibers. Prevents colon and breast cancer through its rich source of lignins, a documented anti-cancer agent. Improves moods, diminishes allergies and produces healthier skin. FIGS… is an excellent natural laxative for sluggish bowels. A high source of dietary fiber that helps eliminate toxic wastes and mucus in the colon. It is one of the highest sources of calcium in the plant world. Gives nourishment and energy to the body. Triggers headaches in some people. FISH & FISH OIL. An ounce a day has been shown to cut risk of heart attacks by 50 percent. The omega-3 oil in fish can relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, asthma, psoriasis, high blood pressure. A known anti-inflammatory agent and anti-coagulant. Raises good type HDL cholesterol. Lowers triglycerides. Guards against glucose intolerance and Type II diabetes. Some fish are high in antioxidants, such as selenium and Coenzyme Q-10. Exhibits anti-cancer activity especially in blocking development of colon cancer and spread of breast cancer. Fish highest in omega-3 fatty acids include sardines, mackerel, herring, salmon, tuna.
GARLIC…Broad-spectrum antibiotic that combats bacteria, intestinal parasites and viruses. Lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol, discourages dangerous blood clotting. Two or three cloves a day cut the odds of subsequent heart attacks in half in heart patients. Contains multiple anti-cancer compounds, antioxidants, and tops the National Cancer Institute’s list as a potential cancer-preventive food. Lessens chances of stomach cancer in particular. A good cold medication. Acts as a decongestant, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory agent. Boost immune responses. Appears to lift mood and has a mild calming effect. High doses of raw garlic (more than three cloves a day) have caused gas, bloating, diarrhea and fever in some. Aged garlic may be better than cooked garlic. Eat garlic both raw and cooked for all-around insurance. GINGER. Used to treat nausea, vomiting, headaches, chest congestion, cholera, colds, diarrhea, stomach ache, rheumatism, and nervous diseases. Ginger is a proven anti-nausea, anti-motion sickness remedy that matches or surpasses drugs such as Dramamine. Helps thwart and prevent migraine headaches and osteo-arthritis. Relieves symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Acts as an anti-thrombotic and anti-inflammatory agent in humans; is an antibiotic in test tubes (kills salmonella and staph bacteria), and an anti-ulcer agent in animals. Also, has anti-depressant, anti-diarrheal and strong antioxidant activity. High in anti-cancer activity. GRAPES. Dark grapes are high in iron, which makes them a good blood builder. Grapes are wonderful for promoting action of the bowel, cleansing the liver, and aiding kidney function. They are soothing for the nervous system. A one day a week grape fast during the grape season is good for elimination. Grape seed oil also raises good-type cholesterol. GRAPEFRUIT. Has anticancer activity, and appears particularly protective against stomach and pancreatic cancer. The juice is antiviral and high in various antioxidants, and is especially high in vitamin C. The pulp contains a unique pectin (in membranes and juice sacs�not in juice) that lowers blood cholesterol and reverses atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) in animals. GREEN BEANS. Helps with rheumatism. Increases urinary output. Energizes. Green beans have been found to promote the normal function of the liver and pancreas. HONEY. Strong antibiotic properties. Has sleep-inducing, sedative and tranquilizing properties. Use sparingly as it is high in sugar. KALE. Rich source of various anti-cancer chemicals. Kale is very high in calcium, vitamin A and iron. It is good for building up the calcium content of the body. Builds strong teeth. Kale is beneficial to the digestive and nervous systems. It is protective against osteoporosis and bone loss disorders. KIWI FRUIT. Commonly prescribed in Chinese traditional medicine to treat stomach and breast cancer. High in vitamin C. LEMON. This citrus fruit ranks very high in its medicinal value, having many therapeutical uses. It is a good general blood and body purifier and a mild diuretic. The juice also aids in the removal of old drug poisons from the body. Do not take in cases of inflammations of the digestive tract. Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic which may be safely applied directly to cuts, bruises and infections. MILK. AVOID.... Milk fat promotes cancer and heart disease. Milk is also an unappreciated terror in triggering "allergic" reactions that induce joint pain and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. In children and infants milk is suspected to cause or contribute to colic, respiratory problems, sleeplessness, itchy rashes, migraines, epileptic seizures, ear infections and even diabetes. May retard healing of ulcers. MUSHROOMS (Asian, including shiitake). A longevity tonic, heart medicine and cancer remedy in Asia. Current tests show mushrooms, such as maitake, help prevent and/or treat cancer, viral diseases, such as influenza and polio, high blood cholesterol, sticky blood platelets and high blood pressure. Eaten daily, maitake or shiitake, fresh (three ounces) or dried (one-third ounce), cut cholesterol by 7 and 12 percent respectively. A shiitake compound, lentinan, is a broad-spectrum antiviral agent that potentiates immune functioning. Used to treat leukemia in China and breast cancer in Japan. Extract (sulfated B-glucans) has been declared by Japanese scientists more effective as an AIDS drug than the common drug AZT. Eating black ("tree ear') mushroom "thins the blood." No therapeutic effects are known for the common U.S. button mushroom. Some claim this species has cancer-causing potential (hydrazides) unless cooked. MUSTARD (including horseradish). Recognized for centuries as a decongestant and expectorant. Helps break up mucus in air passages. A good remedy for congestion caused by colds and sinus problems. Also antibacterial. Increases metabolism, burning off extra calories. NUTS. Anti-cancer and heart-protective properties. A key food among Seventh-Day Adventists, known for their low rates of heart disease. Walnuts and almonds help reduce cholesterol, contain high concentrations of antioxidant oleic acid and mono-unsaturated fat, similar to that in olive oil, known to protect arteries from damage. Nuts generally are high in antioxidant vitamin E, shown to protect against chest pain and artery damage. Brazil nuts are extremely rich in selenium, an antioxidant linked to lower rates of heart disease and cancer. Walnuts contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant and cancer-fighter, and are also high in omega-3 type oil. Nuts are good regulators of insulin and blood sugar, preventing steep rises, making them good foods for those with glucose intolerance and diabetes. Peanuts also are estrogenic. Nuts have been found lacking in the diets of those who later develop Parkinson's disease. ***Prime cause of acute allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. OATS. Can depress cholesterol 10 percent or more, depending on individual responses. Oats help stabilize blood sugar, have estrogenic and antioxidant activity. They also contain psychoactive compounds that may combat nicotine cravings and have anti-depressant powers. High doses can cause gas, abdominal bloating and pain in some. OLIVE OIL. Lowers bad LDL cholesterol without lowering good HDL cholesterol. Helps keep bad cholesterol from being converted to a toxic or "oxidized" form. Thus, helps protect arteries from plaque. Reduces blood pressure, helps regulate blood sugar. Has potent antioxidant activity. Best oil for kitchen cooking and salads. Easy to digest and imparts a generally soothing and healing influence to the digestive tract. Used therapeutically, it is beneficial for the gall bladder and liver. It strengthens and develops body tissue and is a tonic for the nerves. It helps to dissolve cholesterol deposits in the body. ONION (including chives, shallots, scallions, leeks). Reputed in ancient Mesopotamia to cure virtually everything. An exceptionally strong antioxidant. Full of numerous anti-cancer agents. Blocks cancer dramatcally in animals. The onion is the richest dietary source of quercetin, a potent antioxidant (in shallots, yellow and red onions only-not white onions). Specifically linked to inhibiting human stomach cancer. Thins the blood, lowers cholesterol, raises good-type HDL cholesterol (preferred dose: half a raw onion a day), wards off blood clots, fights asthma, chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, atherosclerosis and infections. Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, thought to have diverse anti-cancer powers. Quercetin is also a sedative. Onions aggravate heartburn, may promote gas. ORANGE. Natural cancer-inhibitor, includes carotenoids, terpenes and flavonoids. Also rich in antioxidant vitamin C and beta-carotene. Specifically tied to lower rates of pancreatic cancer. Orange juice protected mice sperm from radiation damage. Because of its high vitamin C, oranges may help ward off asthma attacks, bronchitis, breast cancer, stomach cancer, atherosclerosis, gum disease, and boost fertility and healthy sperm in some men. May aggravate heartburn. PARSLEY. Anti-cancer because of its high concentration of antioxidants. Also, has diuretic activity. A blood purifier and is good for stimulating the bowel. It is high in iron and rich in copper and manganese. It makes an excellent tea and helps to release retained water from the body. Parsley also builds the blood and stimulates brain activity. Can help detoxify carcinogens and neutralize certain carcinogens in tobacco smoke. Also, has diuretic activity. PINEAPPLE. Helps to detox the body. A main constituent of pineapple, bromelain, is anti-inflammatory. The greatest value of pineapple lies in its digestive power, which closely resembles that of the human gastric juices. Pineapple helps to clear mucus waste from the bronchial tissues. It literally “digests” dead or diseased cells and foreign microbes in the throat. PLUM. Antibacterial. Anti-viral. Laxative. PRUNE. A well known laxative. High in fiber, sorbitol and natural aspirin. PUMPKIN. Extremely high in beta carotene, the antioxidant reputed to help ward off numerous health problems, including heart attacks, cancer, cataracts. RADISH. Stimulates the appetite. Cleanses the gall bladder and liver. Helps to promote digestion and to remove mucus and phlegm from the body. Radishes help to cleanse and expel gallstones from the bladder and also help to cleanse the kidneys. Regular use helps to prevent viral infections such as the common cold and influenza. RASPBERRY. Anti-viral, anti-cancer activity. High in natural aspirin. RICE. Avoid white. Eat organic brown. (Anti-diarrheal, anti-cancer activity). Like other seeds, contains anti-cancer protease inhibitors. Of all grains and cereals, it is the least likely to provoke intestinal gas or adverse reactions (intolerances) causing bowel distress such as spastic colon. SEAWEED and KELP (brown or Laminaria type seaweed). One of the best foods that you can eat in cases of hypo-thyroid. It is rich in many important minerals. Antibacterial and anti-viral activity in brown Laminaria type seaweed known as kelp. It kills herpes virus, for example. Kelp may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Wakame boosts immune functioning. Nori kills bacteria and seems to help heal ulcers. A chemical from wakame seaweed is a clot-buster, in one test twice as powerful as the common drug heparin. Most types of seaweed have anti-cancer activity. Might aggravate acne flare-ups. Lastly, seaweeds have long been acclaimed as beauty aids, believed to help maintain beautiful healthy skin and lustrous hair. SOY. AVOID at all measures. What used to be considered a health food, is doing more damage than good. Allergies, weight gain, deformed children…Too many to list here. PLEASE follow up with info on soy alerts. SPINACH. Tops the list, along with other green leafy vegetables, as a food most eaten by people who don’t get cancer. A super source of antioxidants and cancer antagonists, containing about four times more beta-carotene and three times more lutein than broccoli. Rich in fiber, helps lower blood cholesterol. Eat raw or lightly cooked. STRAWBERRY. Anti-viral, anti-cancer activity. Often eaten by people less likely to develop all types of cancer. Only eat organically grown. Strawberries have the highest amount of pesticide contaminates. Buy organic. Sugar. AVOID. Like other carbohydrates, sugar helps induce cavities. Also may be related to Crohn's disease, triggers rise in blood sugar and stimulates insulin production. One teaspoon of sugar is said to set the immune system back 3 ½ hours. Causes fatigue and adrenal weakness. HELPS heal wounds when applied externally. SWEET POTATO (yams). An excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, good source of vitamin C, sweet potatos have healing properties as an antioxidant food, that help the body eliminate free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that damage cells and cell membranes. Eating sweet potato reduces severity of conditions like atherosclerosis, diabetic heart disease, cataracts strokes and numerous cancers. Helps reduce inflammation with asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. One half cup of mashed sweet potatoes contains about 23,000 international units (lUs) of beta carotene, according to Department of Agriculture figures. SWISS CHARD. Used to build energy. When mixed with carrot juice it helps to control urinary tract infections, hemorrhoids, skin diseases and constipation. A mild diuretic and laxative. It contains vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium and iron. TEA (including black, oolong and green tea, not herbal teas). Amazing and diverse pharmacological activity, mainly due to catechins. Tea acts as an anticoagulant, artery protector, antibiotic, anti-ulcer agent, cavity-fighter, anti-diarrheal agent, anti-viral agent, diuretic (caffeine), analgesic (caffeine), mild sedative (decaffeinated). In animals tea and tea compounds are potent blockers of various cancers. Tea drinkers appear to have less atherosclerosis (damaged, clogged arteries) and fewer strokes. Excessive tea drinking because of its caffeine could aggravate anxiety, insomnia and symptoms of PMS. Tea may also promote kidney stones because of its high oxalate content. Green tea, popular in Asian countries, is highest in catechins, followed by oolong and ordinary black tea, common in the United States. Green tea is considered most potent. One human study, however, found no difference in benefits to arteries from green or black tea. TOMATO. A major source of lycopene, an antioxidant and anti-cancer agent. Tomatoes are linked in particular to lower rates of pancreatic cancer and cervical cancer. Aids in the cleansing of toxins. Neutralizes uric acid from animal products and is good for digestive disorders. Avoid if you have arthritis. Also avoid genetic modified and only buy certified organic. Certified organic is non GM and pestiside free. TURMERIC. Truly one of the marvelous medicinal spices of the world. Its main active ingredient is curcumin which gives turmeric its intense cadmium yellow color. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent on a par with cortisone, and has reduced symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to lower cholesterol. It protects the liver from toxins, boosts stomach defenses against acid, lowers blood sugar in diabetics, and acts as a powerful antagonist of numerous cancer-causing agents. WATERMELON. High amounts of lycopene and glutathione, antioxidant and anti-cancer compounds. Also mild anti-bacterial, anti-coagulant activity. ZUCCHINI. A highly alkaline food that is an excellent remedy for acidosis of the liver and blood. It is high in minerals and low in calories making it a perfect food for weight loss. According to Chinese Medicine, squash helps to reduce inflammation.
DETOX EATING PLAN THAT WORKS FOR ME...
Below are only some ideas. I will be adding more plus recipes.
1/2 to l whole lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water 2 glasses are even better...
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE made with: frozen mixed fruit
added hemp seed or a few blanced raw almonds add a tbsp of bee pollen and filtered water
or FRESH JUICE beets, celery, romaine lettuce
CREAM of BUCKWHEAT, fresh fruit and homemade almond milk
celery, carrot sticks and hummus
chunky vegetable soup made with vegetable stock and your choice of vegetables
steamed broccoli with sesame seeds and beets sprinkled with lemon juice on brown rice
curried lentils on quinoa
salad with mixed greens, red peppers, artichokes and sprouts drizzled with salad dressing of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water
The liver requires certain nutrients for detox. In addition, increasing the flow of bile is an important part of detox because bile carries stored fat-soluble toxins away from the liver to be excreted in the stools.
Signs of poor bile flow include constipation aggravated by fiber supplements, flatulence, dry skin and hair, indigestion 1-2 hours after eating, indigestion after fatty foods and small, hard stools.
Nordic Natural Pro EFA Supports Joint Mobility and Positive Mental Outlook
An omega-3, omega-6 combination for prostaglandin series 1 & 3 production. ProEFA Liquid delivers EPA and DHA from fish oil, and GLA from borage oil. Distilled for purity, ProEFA Liquid is an ideal supplement to ensure adequate intake of essential fatty acids from both fish and plant source. Rosemary extract has been added for freshness, and natural lemon oil for palatability.
Suggested Use: One teaspoon daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.
General Nutrient Support Nordic Naturals ProEFA Liquid combines a perfect blend of omega-3s (EPA and DHA) from fish and omega-6s (GLA) from borage oil to support healthy skin, hair, joint flexibility, and normal fat metabolism.
Mood stabilizer support
Aids in PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
Support for joint health
Promotes healthy skin / Support for dry and scaly skin
GLA aids in the reduction of the toxic effect of alcohol
Ingredients: purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), borage oil, natural lemon flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract
One Teaspoon Contains: EPA: 675 mg DHA: 450 mg Other Omega-3s: 287 mg GLA: 165 mg OA: 400 mg Vitamin E: 30 IU
Eat Brazil Nuts for selenium
Getting enough fiber can help to ensure normal bowel movements. Ground flaxseeds are thought to have laxative properties, although only one study has examined it as a laxative. Some alternative practitioners believe that flaxseeds or psyllium may also help the body to detoxify.
It's important to take it with an adequate amount of water or it could potentially lead to constipation or bowel obstruction. Ground flaxsseeds or psyllium can be taken in a drink by mixing one to two teaspoons in a glass of water. It's often taken first thing in the morning or before bed.
Some alternative practitioners recommend having some lemon juice in water to improve digestion. A typical recommendation is to squeeze a wedge or 1/4 lemon into warm water and drink it in the morning.
A water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports detox. It may also help to decrease some of the side effects of detox, such as headache or nausea.
This herb has many positive effects on the liver. It is an antioxidant, assists in liver cell regeneration, and is used after exposure to chemical and industrial pollutants or adverse effects from excess alcohol or fat consumption.
Contains plant compounds known as caffeoylquinic acids, which increase the flow of bile and help to digest fats.
Beets contain betaine, which promotes the regeneration of liver cells and the flow of bile. It also has a beneficial effect on fat metabolism.
Broccoli and other members of the brassica family (cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, kholrabi) support the liver's detoxification enzymes.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Food sources of vitamin C and glutathione, which are essential for detox.
Protein is required by the liver for detox. Beans, nuts, seeds, quinoa, protein powder. Some people may choose to eat fish in moderation.
Onions and Garlic
Rich in sulfur-containing compounds. Involved in sulfation, the main detox pathway for environmental chemicals and certain drugs and food additives. Helps with the elimination of harmful heavy metals from the body.
Increases the flow of bile. Can be taken as a tea. This is a sample list of allowed foods on a detox diet.
Fresh or frozen fruit.
All fresh vegetables. Vegetables thought to be particularly good detox foods include broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables.
All forms of rice, including rice cakes, rice crackers and rice pasta. Brown rice is typically preferred.
Quinoa, amaranth, millet, and buckwheat can be used instead of rice. They can be purchased at a health food store or in some grocery stores.
Split yellow and green peas and lentils are easiest to digest and require the least soaking time. Other good options include kidney beans, pinto beans, mung beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and adzuki beans.
Nuts and Seeds
Unsalted nuts or seeds can be sprinkled over salads or eaten as a snack. Good options include flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts. Nut butters are permitted. Peanuts and peanut butter are usually not recommended.
Extra-virgin olive oil is a preferred oil. Condiments: Kosher sea salt, vinegar
Herbal teas, green tea, dandelion teas.
Other Beverages: Water, lemon water, pure unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, ONLY homemade hemp milk or raw almond milk (NOT processed)...
Daily Detox Do's
Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day, warm or room temperature.
Take the time to chew food well, especially grains.
FOODS TO AVOID:
Sugar: Includes sugar, products containing sugar, and hidden forms of sugar, such as sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, brown sugar, and turbinado. Artificial sweeteners are usually not recommended. Raw honey, agave and stevia are allowed natural sweeteners.
Dairy Products: Milk, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and other dairy products.
Wheat: Wheat and products containing wheat, such as pasta and bread.
Gluten: All gluten-containing grains: wheat (including spelt, triticale, and kamut), rye, and barley.
Coffee: Although most detox diets recommend avoiding coffee, both regular and decaffeinated, one cup a day is usually acceptable and may reduce the occurrence of caffeine withdrawal headaches.
Other Foods to Avoid
Food additives and preservatives
High-Fat Foods Soy Genetic Modified Foods
The Lemon - Citrus Lemon
The Lemon - another of Natures Miracles
The lemon has many purposes. Like turning water into wine, the lemon with its citric acid quickly changes an acid condition into an alkaline one.
With its heavy fruit calcium it supplies bones, teeth, and nervous system with basic nourishment.
It contains phosphorus and one of its greatest properties is its ability to "digest" proteins when put on meat, poultry, fish, beans and eggs.
BILIOUSNESS AND THE LEMON
In cases of drinking nothing but lemon juice and water all day cleans the system and helps overcome the biliousness. Lemon juice daily on an empty stomach first thing in the morning eliminates water retention and helps with weight reduction and keeps the system alkaline.
CHILLS AND FEVERS
Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes, never the less the lemon is always a helpful remedy. Here is a method that works well. The juice of one lemon is to be added to a cup of hot water with honey and drunk at once every 2 hours till fever or chill subsides.
CHINESE DOCTORS USE LEMON FOR MEDICINE
When Chinese doctors reveal their remedies, there is always something worthwhile to read. The clever cure of an infected finger or toe is dealt with in this way. The top of the lemon is cut off, the finger or toe is inserted into the lemon, and bound up. In the morning the infection is ready to be cleansed and well on the way to healing.
- THE LEMON JUICE TREATMENT STILL PROVES THE POWER OF THE STRONG ANTISEPTIC AND DIGESTIVE QUALITIES OF THE FRUIT.
The throat should be gargled with the juice every hour or two, and at the same time, 1/2 to 1 tsp. should be swallowed. This cuts loose the false membrane in the throat and permits it to come out."
Remove the skin from the lemon, cut the substance of the fruit into small slices, and cover it with honey. To begin with, take juice of one lemon a day, increase gradually until juice of 8-10 lemons are taken daily."
Lemon juice with a few teaspoons of hot tea added is the treatment of a sophisticated New York bartender, for those who suffer with hangover headaches and from headaches due to many other causes mainly caused due to an over acid condition. He converts his customers to this regime, and weans them away from drug remedies completely.
In addition to a general detoxifying diet and eliminating dairy products and wheat and taking 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before each meal, and before retiring. Asthma soon clears up.
LEMON FOR ENDURANCE
Many women, men, and children who lack endurance are low in calcium supply. It is then that the lemon cocktail taken twice daily for 30 days changes the body chemistry, giving greater strength, improvement of memory, and endurance, as well as complexion. The lemon cocktail consists of lemon juice, powdered milk, and honey shaken in a cocktail shaker or blended.
Long distance walkers and world travellers as well as explorers look upon the lemon as a Godsend. When fatigue begins, a lemon is sucked through a hole in the top. It is a quick acting medicine, giving almost unbelievable refreshment. Explorers use lemon for protection against many infections of the tropics. A small amount of lemon juice will quench thirst more effectively than many times the amount of water. Experienced travellers declare that when they add lemon juice to ordinary drinking water, in various localities, it acts as an antiseptic and prevents illness due to allergy toward different water supplies.
COUGHS AND COLDS
Roasted lemons - roasted until they crack open - are given to cough and cold sufferers of all ages, and with marked success.
When the lemon cracks open, the juice, with brown sugar and fresh pineapple juice, is given to the person who will feel immediate relief.
The pineapple adds its powerful "digestive" enzymes to those of the lemon, for disintegrating the mucous in the throat.
LEMON - A HEALER AND AN ANTISEPTIC
Innumerable reports of cases of cataracts, which have been eradicated by using drops of one half-lemon juice and half-distilled water in the eye 3 times daily.
Athlete's foot, tinea and ringworm have been healed by using lemon juice.
Lemon juice combined with papaya juice is a so-called "digestant" and is excellent for digestive problems.
Several prominent dentists prescribe the juice of lemon and salt for stubborn pyorrhoea.
The lemon is one of the speediest acting enemies against germs. Industrial surgeons have used lemon in cases of infection due to injury, with marked success. Harley Street, specialists in London, gives the children of royalty, lemon and honey for sore throat. Many people who have spent fortunes on stubborn forms of eczema have been led to the homely lemon when all their money was gone, to find the condition soon leaves them, and stays away, too.
Not only is the lemon a local antiseptic for offensive breath, but as an internal alkalizer. Screen and dramatic stars drink lemon juice drinks sweetened with a little honey, 2-3 times daily to guarantee sweet breath. LEMON IS A FORMIDABLE ENEMY IN THESE CONDITIONS How many people are terrified by the sight of infectious erysipelas! Poultices made from lemon juice have been producers of magic relief after other powerful drugs have proved useless.
Dr. George W. Wood makes this statement about Scarlet Fever: "I can cure 49 out of 50 cases of scarlet fever with lemon and gum arabic. At the beginning of attack place the child in bed, giving it a drink of some lemonade with gum arabic, - 1/2 teaspoon of the gum with a glass of lemonade. Cover the abdomen with dry flannel, then wrap the child in a white woollen blanket wrung out of hot water, put a dry blanket on top, then add sufficient covering to cause perspiration. In some cases placing hot water bags outside the outer blanket quickly induces this. After one hour of perspiration, during which time lemonade and gum arabic have been given freely to drink, the child should be wiped dry and made comfortable as to the amount of clothing. Lemon juice tends to remove deposits, which form on the inner part of the mouth and helps with ulceration.
Take the juice of 1/2 lemon before each meal and before retiring each night mixed in water and apply the juice 2x daily externally on the sore areas. After 3 days the sure but slow power of the lemon shows it's cleansing and pain-relieving qualities.
The world well knows today that the lemon juice cure for scurvy is effective. There are many cases bordering on scurvy, however, showing a lack of the powerful lemon vitamins which give quick improvement in better bowel section, healing of mouth conditions, and a greater immunity to infection, when a diet very rich in vitamin C which abounds in lemon is followed.
Lemon juice makes a delightful dentifrice all by itself. Toothbrushes immersed in lemon juice, diluted with water, remain clean, as well as do the teeth.
LEMON PEEL A GREAT DELICACY
Great epicures insist on the free use of lemon peel, grated in all cakes. It lends an indefinable something of luxury to the taste of any cake, or any flavour, and does not interfere with other flavours, either in the frosting of the cake or in the body of the cake itself. As one who has not yet tasted luxury hamburger can realize what is in store for him. Ground onion with ground lemon peel added to beef before broiling or frying is a greater treat than the most expensive cuts of meat. The costliest of chocolates in Paris contain finely ground lemon peel. Ground lemon peel is placed in the finest of European fruit and vegetable salads. In Berlin, Paris, and throughout Italy their incomparable soups contain ground lemon peel. Lemon peel marmalade graces the breakfast tables of continental resorts. Many epicures are seen using ground lemon peel in their breakfast eggs.
LEMONS AND MOTH PREVENTATIVES
A charming French custom to keep closets free from moths is to take ripe lemons and stick them with cloves all over the skin. The heavily studded lemons slowly dry with their cloves, leaving a marvellous odour throughout the closets and rooms.
THE SOPHISTICATED LEMON
This trick was learned from important men of business and professional life, when they had to be on their toes in the morning after a night of feasting and celebration. A lemon is quartered. It is then sprinkled with salt, and all eaten except the rind, before breakfast. Public speakers say this trick is an important stimulant to them before going on the platform.
Diluted lemon juice makes a safe and sane method of vaginal hygiene. Though it is a powerful antiseptic it is nevertheless free from irritating drugs in douches and suppositories.
OTHER LEMON CURES
People who have ear, nose, and throat problems have had incredible results by eliminating catarrh with lemon juice treatment. Stubborn catarrh cases are helped with a teaspoonful of olive oil with a teaspoon of lemon juice gradually added and with an eye dropper allowed to trickle through each nostril or put into the ears each day or as a preventative each week for cleansing and tonic properties.
Tiny amounts of lemon juice and olive oil are added to baby food at weaning time, and increased with the age of the child. This method is said to prevent ordinary children's diseases, through its peculiar immunity giving qualities.
Constipation is treated with inner and outer supplies of lemon juice and olive oil. Four time's daily egg cups of olive oil and lemon juice are taken. The body is massaged 3 times weekly with lemon juice and oil.
Adenoids are treated with diluted lemon juice used in a nasal syringe in a gentle, trickling manner.
In arthritis, lemon juice and oil are gently massaged into the joints after patient has been made warm in a hot bath, or blanket bath in bed.
Lemon pulp poultices are freely used for boils, abscesses, and skin eruptions generally. Juice is of course used internally also.
In bronchitis, lemon and oil are used as a gargle, and also as an exterior massage for throat and chest.
In cirrhosis of the liver, as many as a dozen lemons are used daily with a starch free diet, heavily supplied with fruits such as raisins, oranges, pineapples, etc. Striking results are said to be experienced by sufferers of colitis, with a massage of the abdomen twice daily (while lying down) with lemon juice and oil.
In diarrhoea, apple pulp and lemon juice for both young and old. In eczema, lemon juice and raw pineapple juice are applied every hour, and with a starchless diet, until condition is cured. Influenza, headache, and indigestion are treated with increasing amounts of lemon juice inwardly and outwardly. In treatment of jaundice, lemon juice is combined with carrot juice.
Results in the treatment of lack of motivation, mental disorders and neurasthenia with olive oil and lemon juice have been very beneficial. 1 Tablespoon olive oil and the juice of 1 lemon juice 2 xs per day. The beneficial calcium, usually low in neurasthenia, is supplied with the nerve nourishing properties of olive oil, to give zest to a patients diet. Daily massage of lemon juice and olive oil is excellent too.
Age spots and freckles become lightened with the application of lemon juice.
The treatment of piles has been markedly successful. The diet is dry for a day. No water is used - only fruits and vegetables. At night a small teacup of warm olive oil and lemon juice, equal parts, is very gently inserted rectally--and retained. I have found a clove of peeled garlic let stand for 5 minutes in olive oil so it won't burn the anus works incredibly well. Insert in the anus and leave at night. Usually the pile has gone back inside by the morning.
COSMETICS AND LEMON
The lemon is a very valuable hand and nail bleach. The newer highlighting rinses for hair contains lemon. The pore reducing treatment in the ultra-modern beauty shop contains natural lemon juice, and one of the constituents in an effective breast reducer-is lemon juice.
A new liquid powder designed for both treatment and beautification, contains natural juice of lemon for its ability to ward off facial and nose shine-also for its bleaching and freckle removing qualities.
Lemon strawberry tooth powder is a new bleaching agent for teeth darkened by film and alkaline deposits.
A dancing teacher keeps her pupils' feet and joints pliant with olive oil and lemon juice massage before and after all lessons, and physical culture experts are now using a remarkable massage cream made from egg yolk, lemon, and olive oil.
Actresses prevent dark circled eyes by twice daily applications of lemon juice. It is used to prevent yellow appearance of the neck. One clever actress carries with her at all times the new cleansing pads for removing make-up during the day. She adds lemon juice to the jar of pads so that with each application she secures a bleaching as well as a cleansing treatment of her skin before applying her make-up.
The lemon has a host of uses for hair and scalp. A lemon scalp massage may be given in ones own home by using the dehydrated lemon powder, which is allowed to remain on during the night for its powerful tonic properties, as well as its ability to combat many scalp infections.
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