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Ginger is one of the most frequently used spices in cooking and is used in both savoury and sweet dishes from all around the world. It creates great warmth and flavour in dishes but is also connected to Ayurvedic medicine to relieve colds, sore throat and coughs. It also has analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Ginger also contains numerous vitamins and minerals like pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium. As a result, it is linked to reducing nausea and studies have shown could alleviate migraines.

Ginger is one of the most ancient spices in worldwide cuisine. It has become well-known for its various health benefits, which include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, increase your appetite, prevents various types of cancer, improve respiratory conditions, aid digestion, eliminates arthritis symptoms, reduce excess gas, enhance sexual activity, and relieve pains related to menstrual disorders, nausea, and flu.

Ginger, also known as Zingiber Officinale, is directly used in Asian cultures by chopping it up or using its powder in traditional dishes and in soft drinks such as coffee and tea. Ginger’s irresistible fragrance is due to an essential oil in its composition that has been coveted and extracted by perfume makers since ancient times.

Not only is ginger known as an essence and a spice, it is known to be one of the oldest remedies known in herbal and aromatic traditional treatments, especially in China, India, and the Middle East. In China, it has been used for over 2,000 years for curing inflammation and diarrhea. Native to the Indo-Malaysian rain forests, ginger favours lush, moist, tropical soils for cultivation. Its cultivation may have begun in southern Asia, but it has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean. Ginger’s perennial plant grows bright red flowers that come in different shapes such as torch and honeycomb, and are often used in seasonal festivals in the South Pacific for decoration of stalls, houses, and even dresses.

Today, ginger is on the FDA’s list of generally safe foods. Additionally, ginger’s health benefits have expanded beyond traditional knowledge to include a number of healthy boosts to your body.

Health Benefits of Ginger

The various health benefits of ginger are given below:

Bone Health:
Ginger is known to boost bone health and relieve joint pain. Two years ago, a study was conducted by the University of Miami that recruiting several hundred patients from different backgrounds and ages, that suffered from symptoms of osteoarthritis. The patients were then weaned away from anti-inflammatory and analgesic medications for cleansing purposes. A week later, they were split into two groups; one was put on a placebo, and the other on ginger supplements. After six weeks of intensive dosage, a survey was conducted among the two groups. Both groups felt improvement, but 63% of the ginger group felt a notable pain reduction, while only half of the placebo group recorded notable improvement. The last test was for the patients to walk the distance of 50 feet, which proved to be the far easier for the ginger group, and their results showed twice as much improvement than those test subjects on placebos.

Ginger has a number of unique organic compounds which have actually been named gingerols, and these are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, some of the most powerful that can be found in food. These gingerols have been directly associated with improvements in knee inflammation and associated pain, as well as suppressing the inflammatory compounds like cytokines and chemokines at the source, before they can even begin to affect the body. Ginger represents both a preventative measure and a treatment for inflammation and its associated pain.

Diarrhea:
Ginger has been used since ancient times to cure diarrhea, and it was more recently proven by researchers that ginger indeed helps, since it prevents stomach spasms and gases that contribute to and stimulate diarrhea. In China, ginger powder has been given to those with diarrhea with great success for thousands of years; scientists have concluded that the ancient ways are indeed beneficial for this condition.

Excess Gas:
Ginger is a very strong carminative, meaning that it induces excess gas to leave the body. Excess gas does more than leave you in an uncomfortable situation if you can’t hold your gas to yourself, it can also be a dangerous situation for your health. Too much gas built up in your system can force upwards and put pressure on delicate organs in the torso. A carminative like ginger forces the gas down and out in a healthy way, and also prevents additional gas from building up again.

Digestion:
Ginger has been discovered to be a facilitator of the digestive process. The elevated sugar levels after a meal may cause the stomach to reduce its natural rate of emptying its contents. Ginger helps in regulating high sugar levels that may disrupt digestion and soothe the stomach, thus, maintaining its regular rhythm. Along with that, ginger has a number of compounds that improve the absorption of nutrients and minerals from the food we eat. This is why ginger is also frequently used as an appetizer or a aperitif, since it can stimulate the appetite while also preparing the digestive system for an influx of food. Ginger is popular in Asian countries as an appetizer or raw menu item for precisely that reason.

Prevents Cancer:
One of the most exciting developments in the discussion of ginger and its impact on human health has been the positive correlation between the organic compounds in ginger and the prevention of cancer. Gingerols, those same compounds which give ginger its anti-inflammatory qualities, have also been shown to prevent carcinogenic activity in the colon that can lead to colorectal cancer. This is yet another way that ginger benefits the gastrointestinal system, making it such a perfect addition on the side of every meal. However, more recent studies have also connected these gingerols to apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells, thereby reducing tumors and the growth of cancerous cells, without harming the healthy cells around them.

Detoxifies and Disinfects:
Ginger is good at promoting sweating in those who eat, which is always a good thing, in moderation. Sweat not only cleans out the pores and allows your body to eliminate toxins through the liquid, but research has also shown that sweat includes a germ-fighting compound, named dermicidin. It has been positively connected to reduced bacterial and viral infections in a person who sweats regularly, since it can create a sheen on the skin, a protective layer of previously unknown proteins!

Sexual Activity:
A known aphrodisiac, ginger has been used for years to arouse desire and enhance sexual activity. Ginger’s scent has a unique allure that helps in establishing the sexual connection. Not to mention, ginger also helps increase blood circulation, hence blood flows more easily to the mid-section of the body, an important area for sexual performance!

Menstrual Cramps:
Cramps are the body’s way of alarming an individual to some type of danger or damage. In this case, prostaglandins, which are hormones that function as chemical messengers,  are the key activators of symptoms such as cramps, pains, and fevers. Scientists believe that high levels of prostaglandins contribute to increased menstrual cramps. Ginger helps by reducing the levels of prostaglandins in the body, hence relieving the cramps.

Nausea:
Studies have concluded that ginger helps in curing nausea connected with pregnancy, motion sickness and chemotherapy. Its quick absorption and rapid regulation of body functions cures nausea without the side effects of modern medications.

Flu:
Ginger has been prescribed to fight illness and infection for ages. Its soothing effect helps to reduce the body’s emergency symptom responses to the damaged cells in the body. While the white cells work on patching the cells and defending against the illness, ginger acts a barrier to the high levels of prostaglandins that induce fever, headaches, and cramps.

Other health benefits of ginger currently under research are its function in reducing heart diseases, arthritis, migraines, depression, and curing stress-related anxiety disorders.

Ginger may, at times, have side effects for those suffering from gallstones, since the herb incites the release of bile from the gallbladder. Therefore, if this sort of condition is expected, or if you have a history of gallbladder conditions, it is best to consult a doctor before consuming ginger.

How to use:
You can use ground ginger to make ginger tea or ginger ale fizz. Make a ginger tea, soak a piece of flannel or washcloth for about 5 minutes, wring out and place on painful area. Cover with a towel, then a heating pad or hot water bottle, then another towel. Leave on for 20 minutes. A compress, or fomentation, is helpful for painful joints, muscle sprains or stomach aches. You can also use ginger powder to make a ginger oil or salve that can be rubbed onto achy joints to help relieve some of the pains associated with arthritic conditions. You can also use ginger in an invigorating foot bath by adding two tablespoons of ginger powder to a tub of warm/hot water.

Turmeric

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Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavour and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow colour.

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally called "Indian saffron" because of its deep yellow-orange colour and has been used throughout history as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye.

Health Benefits

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

A Potent, Yet Safe Anti-Inflammatory
The volatile oil fraction of turmeric has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of experimental models. Even more potent than its volatile oil is the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin. Curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.

An Effective Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, recent research suggests. In this study, mice given an inflammatory agent that normally induces colitis were protected when curcumin was added to their diet five days beforehand. The mice receiving curcumin not only lost much less weight than the control animals, but when researchers checked their intestinal cell function, all the signs typical of colitis (mucosal ulceration, thickening of the intestinal wall, and the infiltration of inflammatory cells)were all much reduced. While the researchers are not yet sure exactly how curcumin achieves its protective effects, they think its benefits are the result of not only antioxidant activity, but also inhibition of a major cellular inflammatory agent called NF kappa-B. Plus, an important part of the good news reported in this study is the fact that although curcumin has been found to be safe at very large doses, this component of turmeric was effective at a concentration as low as 0.25 per cent—an amount easily supplied by simply enjoying turmeric in flavorful curries.

Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Clinical studies have substantiated that curcumin also exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in many diseases, such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly. In a recent study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin was compared to phenylbutazone and produced comparable improvements in shortened duration of morning stiffness, lengthened walking time, and reduced joint swelling.

Help for Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers
Curcumin, the major constituent of turmeric that gives the spice its yellow color, can correct the most common expression of the genetic defect that is responsible for cystic fibrosis, suggests an animal study published in the Science (April 2004). Cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease that attacks the lungs with a thick mucus, causing life-threatening infections, afflicts about 30,000 American children and young adults, who rarely survive beyond 30 years of age. The mucus also damages the pancreas, thus interfering with the body's ability to digest and absorb nutrients.

Researchers now know that cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in the gene that encodes for a protein (the transmembrane conductance regulator or CFTR). The CTFR protein is responsible for traveling to the cell's surface and creating channels through which chloride ions can leave the cell. When the protein is abnormally shaped because of a faulty gene, this cannot happen, so chloride builds up in the cells, which in turn, leads to mucus production.

The most common mutation, which is called DeltaF508, results in the production of a misfolded protein. When mice with this DeltaF508 defect were given curcumin in doses that, on a weight-per-weight basis, would be well-tolerated by humans, curcumin corrected this defect, resulting in a DeltaF508 protein with normal appearance and function. In addition, the Yale scientists studying curcumin have shown that it can inhibit the release of calcium, thus allowing mutated CTFR to exit cells via the calcium channels, which also helps stop the chloride-driven build up of mucus. Specialists in the treatment of cystic fibrosis caution, however, that patients should not self-medicate with dietary supplements containing curcumin, until the correct doses are known and any adverse interactions identified with the numerous prescription drugs taken by cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Cancer Prevention
Curcumin's antioxidant actions enable it to protect the colon cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA—a significant benefit particularly in the colon where cell turnover is quite rapid, occuring approximately every three days. Because of their frequent replication, mutations in the DNA of colon cells can result in the formation of cancerous cells much more quickly. Curcumin also helps the body to destroy mutated cancer cells, so they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm. A primary way in which curcumin does so is by enhancing liver function. Additionally, other suggested mechanisms by which it may protect against cancer development include inhibiting the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation and preventing the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth.
Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Metastases

Epidemiological studies have linked the frequent use of turmeric to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer; laboratory experiments have shown curcumin can prevent tumors from forming; and research conducted at the University of Texas suggests that even when breast cancer is already present, curcumin can help slow the spread of breast cancer cells to the lungs in mice.

In this study, published in Biochemical Pharmacology (September 2005), human breast cancer cells were injected into mice, and the resulting tumors removed to simulate a mastectomy.

The mice were then divided into four groups. One group received no further treatment and served as a control. A second group was given the cancer drug paclitaxel (Taxol); the third got curcumin, and the fourth was given both Taxol and curcumin.

After five weeks, only half the mice in the curcumin-only group and just 22% of those in the curcumin plus Taxol group had evidence of breast cancer that had spread to the lungs.

But 75% of the mice that got Taxol alone and 95% of the control group developed lung tumours.

How did curcumin help? "Curcumin acts against transcription factors, which are like a master switch," said lead researcher, Bharat Aggarwal. "Transcription factors regulate all the genes needed for tumors to form. When we turn them off, we shut down some genes that are involved in the growth and invasion of cancer cells."

In another laboratory study of human non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cells published in Biochemical Pharmacology (September 2005), University of Texas researchers showed that curcumin inhibits the activation of NF-kappaB, a regulatory molecule that signals genes to produce a slew of inflammatory molecules (including TNF, COX-2 and IL-6) that promote cancer cell growth. In addition, curcumin was found to suppress cancer cell proliferation and to induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis (cell suicide) in the lung cancer cells. Early phase I clinical trials at the University of Texas are now also looking into curcumin's chemopreventive and therapeutic properties against multiple myeloma and pancreatic cancer, and other research groups are investigating curcumin's ability to prevent oral cancer.

Improved Liver Function
In a recent rat study conducted to evaluate the effects of turmeric on the liver's ability to detoxify xenobiotic (toxic) chemicals, levels of two very important liver detoxification enzymes (UDP glucuronyl transferase and glutathione-S-transferase) were significantly elevated in rats fed turmeric as compared to controls. The researchers commented, "The results suggest that turmeric may increase detoxification systems in addition to its anti-oxidant properties...Turmeric used widely as a spice would probably mitigate the effects of several dietary carcinogens."

Curcumin has been shown to prevent colon cancer in rodent studies. When researchers set up a study to analyze how curcumin works, they found that it inhibits free radical damage of fats (such as those found in cell membranes and cholesterol), prevents the formation of the inflammatory chemical cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and induces the formation of a primary liver detoxification enzyme, glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzymes. When the rats were given curcumin for 14 days, their livers' production of GST increased by 16%, and a marker of free radical damage called malondialdehyde decreased by 36% when compared with controls. During this two week period, the researchers gave the rats a cancer-causing chemical called carbon tetrachloride. In the rats not fed curcumin, markers of free radical damage to colon cells went up, but in the rats given turmeric, this increase was prevented by dietary curcumin. Lastly, the researchers compared giving turmeric in the diet versus injecting curcumin into the rats' colons. They found injecting curcumin resulted in more curcumin in the blood, but much less in the colon mucosa. They concluded, "The results show that curcumin mixed with the diet achieves drug levels in the colon and liver sufficient to explain the pharmacological activities observed and suggest that this mode of administration may be preferable for the chemoprevention of colon cancer."

Cardiovascular Protection
Curcumin may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up in the plaques that can lead to heart attack or stroke, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. In addition, turmeric is a good source of vitamin B6, which is needed to keep homocysteine levels from getting too high. Homocysteine, an intermediate product of an important cellular process called methylation, is directly damaging to blood vessel walls. High levels of homocysteine are considered a significant risk factor for blood vessel damage, atherosclerotic plaque build-up, and heart disease; while a high intake of vitamin B6 is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

In research published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, when 10 healthy volunteers consumed 500 mg of curcumin per day for 7 days, not only did their blood levels of oxidized cholesterol drop by 33%, but their total cholesterol droped 11.63% , and their HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 29%! (Soni KB, Kuttan R).

How Turmeric Lowers Cholesterol
Tumeric's cholesterol-lowering effects are the result of the curry spice's active constituent, curcumin, which research reveals is a messaging molecule that communicates with genes in liver cells, directing them to increase the production of mRNA (messenger proteins) that direct the creation of receptors for LDL (bad) cholesterol. With more LDL-receptors, liver cells are able to clear more LDL-cholesterol from the body.

LDL-receptor mRNA increased sevenfold in liver cells treated with curcumin at a concentration of 10 microM, compared to untreated cells. (Liver cells were found to tolerate curcumin at levels of up to 12. microM for 24 hours). (Peschel D, Koerting R, et al. J Nutr Biochem)

Practical Tips:

Help increase your liver's ability to clear LDL-cholesterol by relying on turmeric, not just for delicious fish, meat or lentil curries, but to spice up healthy sautéed onions, potatoes and/or cauliflower; or as the key flavoring for a creamy vegetable dip. Just mix plain yogurt with a little omega-3-rich mayonnaise and turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with raw cauliflower, celery, sweet pepper, jicama and broccoli florets. Be sure to choose turmeric rather than prepared curry blends. Recent research indicates the amount of turmeric (and therefore curcumin) in curry blends is often minimal.(Tayyem RF et al.,Nutr Cancer)

For the most curcumin, be sure to use turmeric rather curry powder—a study analyzing curcumin content in 28 spice products described as turmeric or curry powders found that pure turmeric powder had the highest concentration of curcumin, averaging 3.14% by weight. The curry powder samples, with one exception, contained very small amounts of curcumin. (Tayyem RF, Heath DD, et al. Nutr Cancer)

Protection against Alzheimer's Disease
Growing evidence suggests that turmeric may afford protection against neurodegenerative diseases. Epidemiological studies show that in elderly Indian populations, among whose diet turmeric is a common spice, levels of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's are very low. Concurrently, experimental research conducted recently found that curcumin does appear to slow the progression of Alzheimer's in mice. Preliminary studies in mice also suggest that curcumin may block the progression of multiple sclerosis. While it is still unclear how it may afford protection against this degenerative condition, one theory is that it may interrupt the production of IL-2, a protein that can play a key role in the destruction of myelin, the sheath that serves to protect most nerves in the body.

A number of studies have suggested that curcumin, the biologically active constituent in turmeric, protects against Alzheimer's disease by turning on a gene that codes for the production of antioxidant proteins. A study published in the Italian Journal of Biochemistry (December 2003) discussed curcumin's role in the induction of the the heme oxygenase pathway, a protective system that, when triggered in brain tissue, causes the production of the potent antioxidant bilirubin, which protects the brain against oxidative (free radical) injury. Such oxidation is thought to be a major factor in aging and to be responsible for neurodegenerative disorders including dementias like Alzheimer's disease. Another study conducted jointly by an Italian and U.S. team and presented at the American Physiological Society's 2004 annual conference in Washington, DC, confirmed that curcumin strongly induces expression of the gene, called hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1) in astrocytes from the hippocampal region of the brain.
Curcumin Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier, May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Research conducted at UCLA and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (December 2004), which has been confirmed by further research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (April 2006), provides insight into the mechanisms behind curcumin's protective effects against Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease results when a protein fragment called amyloid-B accumulates in brain cells, producing oxidative stress and inflammation, and forming plaques between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain that disrupt brain function.

Amyloid is a general term for protein fragments that the body produces normally. Amyloid-B is a protein fragment snipped from another protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP). In a healthy brain, these protein fragments are broken down and eliminated. In Alzheimer's disease, the fragments accumulate, forming hard, insoluble plaques between brain cells.

The UCLA researchers first conducted test tube studies in which curcumin was shown to inhibit amyloid-B aggregation and to dissolve amyloid fibrils more effectively than the anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen and naproxen. Then, using live mice, the researchers found that curcumin crosses the blood brain barrier and binds to small amyloid-B species. Once bound to curcumin, the amyloid-B protein fragments can no longer clump together to form plaques. Curcumin not only binds to amyloid-B, but also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, supplying additional protection to brain cells.

Turmeric Boosts Amyloid Plaque Clearance in Human Alzheimer's Patients
The most active ingredient in turmeric root, bisdemethoxycurcumin, boosts the activity of the immune system in Alzheimer's patients, helping them to clear the amyloid beta plaques characteristic of the disease.

In healthy patients, immune cells called macrophages, which engulf and destroy abnormal cells and suspected pathogens, efficiently clear amyloid beta, but macrophage activity is suppressed in Alzheimer's patients.

Using blood samples from Alzheimer's patients, Drs. Milan Fiala and John Cashman have shown that bisdemethoxycurcumin boosts macrophage activity to normal levels, helping to clear amyloid beta. Fiala and Cashman also observed that bisdemethoxycurcumin was more effective in promoting the clearance of amyloid beta in some patients' blood than others, hinting at a genetic element. Further study revealed the genes involved are MGAT III and Toll-like receptors, which are also responsible for a number of other key immune functions. Bisdemethoxycurcumin enhances the transcription of these genes, correcting the immune defects seen in Alzheimer's patients.

History

Turmeric is native to Indonesia and southern India, where it has been harvested for more than 5,000 years. It has served an important role in many traditional cultures throughout the East, including being a revered member of the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. While Arab traders introduced it into Europe in the 13th century, it has only recently become popular in Western cultures. Much of its recent popularity is owed to the recent research that has highlighted its therapeutic properties. The leading commercial producers of turmeric include India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Haiti and Jamaica.

Tips for Preparing and Cooking
Tips for Preparing Turmeric

Be careful when using turmeric since its deep color can easily stain. To avoid a lasting stain, quickly wash any area with which it has made contact with soap and water. To prevent staining your hands, you might consider wearing kitchen gloves while handling turmeric.

How to Enjoy
A Few Quick Serving Ideas

    Add turmeric to egg salad to give it an even bolder yellow color.
    Mix brown rice with raisins and cashews and season with turmeric, cumin and coriander.
    Although turmeric is generally a staple ingredient in curry powder, some people like to add a little extra of this spice when preparing curries. And turmeric doesn't have to only be used in curries. This spice is delicious on healthy sautéed apples, and healthy steamed cauliflower and/or green beans and onions. Or, for a creamy, flavor-rich, low-calorie dip, try mixing some turmeric and dried onion with a little omega-3-rich mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Serve with raw cauliflower, celery, sweet pepper, jicama and broccoli florets.
    Turmeric is a great spice to complement recipes that feature lentils.
    Give salad dressings an orange-yellow hue by adding some turmeric powder to them.
    For an especially delicious way to add more turmeric to your healthy way of eating, cut cauliflower florets in half and healthy sauté with a generous spoonful of turmeric for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. 

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Vanilla Beans - Organic: in glass bottle

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Our Vanilla Beans

Our certified organic vanilla beans come in glass bottles with about 1 to 2 beans to the gram.  25g has about 15 to 20 beans.  They are organic from an indigenous grower association of Totonucans from Papantla Mexico.  This is the home of vanilla where it originally came from and this indigenous group domesticated the vanilla plant.    Mexico is the only place in the world where the vanilla plant is naturally pollinated everywhere else it has to be pollinated by hand..

They are very moist premium vanilla beans with excellent long-lasting aroma and taste.

Add them to smoothies, ice creams, sauces & chocolate recipes.

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About Vanilla

For centuries, vanilla beans (pods) have been one of the most familiar flavours, fundamental to western cuisine. Commonly used to flavour desserts, beverages, milk products and coffee, vanilla is one of the most loved flavours of the western palate.

It is believed, the Totonaca people of Mexico were the first cultivators of vanilla, during MesoAmerican times. They believed this exotic fruit had been bestowed upon them by the Gods, and continue to cultivate vanilla today.

In the 14th century, the Spanish conquistadors under Cortez, watched Montezuma, Emperor of the Aztecs, pulverize vanilla beans, combine them with chocolate and serve it as a drink in golden goblets to his most honoured guests. The Spanish caught on quickly and by the middle of the 15th century, were importing it to Europe to use as a flavour in the manufacture of chocolate.

As European explorers and their attendant botanical recorders and collectors combed the forests of Central and South America, vanilla beans became more common in Europe. Europeans followed the example of the tribes in the New World and used vanilla beans in the production of medicine, as a nerve stimulant and as an aphrodisiac. They also invented a few of their own uses, including the flavouring of another New World product, tobacco.

By the early 1800’s vanilla plants were growing in botanical collections in Germany and France. Horticulturists were experimenting with conditions for its growth. From Europe it was transported to Reunion, Mauritius and the Malagasy Republic. In the new tropical colonies, slave labour discovered that hand pollination of the flowers was necessary to produce vanilla beans.

From these points, vanilla plants were taken to Indonesia, the Seychelles, and the Comoros Islands. At approximately the same time, vanilla was introduced as a crop in Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.

Today, vanilla beans grows within 20 degrees north and south of the Equator in the tropical regions of the world.

Madagascar and Indonesia grow the majority of the world’s vanilla beans. Other countries around the Pacific rim which grow and supply vanilla to the world include Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Philippines, Fiji, Tonga, India, China, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Raw 'Hot' Chocolate

Add 1 tblespn raw cacao powder to a large cup & mix to a runny paste with cold water

Fill the cup with hot water

Add a large knob of raw cacao butter

Sweeten to taste with agave or yacon syrup

Add a vanilla bean, ground or whole cinnamon, cloves to taste

Vanilla Powder - Organic

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We source this vanilla from Papua New Guinea, where it is grown organically in the highlands. We're proud to support our international neighbours in their efforts to grow quality organic produce.

Sizes & Packaging:  75g retail pack in an amber glass jar, 250g, 500g & 1kg bulk packs all in standup resealable plastic bags

Cloves - Raw Planet - Organic

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Intensely aromatic and richly flavoured, cloves have been widely used in the spice world since ancient times. Clove is a spice which suits both sweet and savoury dishes. Cloves contain significant amounts of an active component called eugenol which acts as an anti-inflammatory substance. Cloves also contain a variety of flavonoids, including kaempferol and rhamnetin, which contribute to clove's anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties. Cloves are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin K, dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, and calcium.

Like other spices, cloves are available throughout the year. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to ginger bread and pumpkin pie, but they can also make a wonderful addition to split pea and bean soups.



Cloves are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree. The buds are picked by hand when they are pink and dried until they turn brown in colour. Cloves are about 1/2-inch long and 1/4-inch in diameter and with their tapered stem, they resemble tiny nails. In fact, their English name is actually derived from the Latin word clavus, which means nail. Although cloves have a very hard exterior, their flesh features an oily compound that is essential to their nutritional and flavour profile.



Health Benefits

Clove contains significant amounts of an active component called eugenol, which has made it the subject of numerous health studies, including studies on the prevention of toxicity from environmental pollutants like carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation. In the United States, eugenol extracts from clove have often been used in dentistry in conjunction with root canal therapy, temporary fillings, and general gum pain, since eugenol and other components of clove (including beta-caryophyllene) combine to make clove a mild anaesthetic as well as an anti-bacterial agent. For these beneficial effects, you'll also find clove oil in some over-the-counter sore throat sprays and mouth washes.

Anti-Inflammatory Activity
Eugenol, the primary component of clove's volatile oils, functions as an anti-inflammatory substance. In animal studies, the addition of clove extract to diets already high in anti-inflammatory components (like cod liver oil, with its high omega-3 fatty acid content) brings significant added benefits, and in some studies, further reduces inflammatory symptoms by another 15-30%. Clove also contains a variety of flavonoids, including kaempferol and rhamnetin, which also contribute to clove's anti-inflammatory (and antioxidant) properties.

A Nutrient-Dense Spice
Like its fellow spices, clove's unique phytonutrient components are accompanied by an incredible variety of traditionally-recognized nutrients. Using our nutrient ranking system, we determined cloves to be an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of vitamin K and dietary fiber, and a good source of iron, magnesium, and calcium.

Tips for Preparing and Cooking
Tips for Cooking with Cloves
Since cloves have a very intense flavour, especially those that have been ground, care should be taken when deciding how much to use in a recipe so as to not overpower the flavours of the other ingredients.

The easiest way to grind whole cloves into a powder is to use a coffee grinder.

How to Enjoy
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
- Pierce an onion with whole cloves and add to soups, broths or poaching liquids.
- Adding ground cloves and curry powder to healthy sautéed onions, garlic and tofu will give this dish an Indian-inspired zest.
- Impart a warming note to apple cider by adding ground cloves and cinnamon.
- Spice up fruit compote by adding ground cloves.
- Add clove powder, walnuts and raisins to your favourite stuffing recipe.

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utritional Profile:
Cloves are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin K, dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, and calcium.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 2.1g = 1 tspn

 

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per serve

per 100g

Energy

6kcal

274kcal

Total Fat

0.27g

13g

Saturated Fat

0.083g

1.393g

Chloresterol

0g

0g

Protein

0.13g

5.97g

Total Carbohydrates

1.38g

65.53g

Dietary Fiber

0.7g

33.9g

Sodium

6mg

277mg

Potassium

21mg

1020mg

Calcium

13mg

632mg

Iron

0.25mg

11.83mg

Magnesium

5mg

259mg

Zinc

0.05mg

2.32mg

Vitamin A

3IU

160IU

Vitamin E

0.19mg

8.82mg

Riboflavin

0.005mg

0.22mg

Vitamin B-6

0.008mg

0.391mg

Vitamin K

3µg

141.8µg

SUPPLEMENTS

 

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens - 454g

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  • How To Use

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is one of the best green drink products on the market. AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is a blend of 100% organic ingredients grown around the world, dehydrated at low temperatures and are preserved in their original state. GreenShield is the only product on the market with clay in it.

Drinking a chlorophyll rich beverage has been found to benefit your entire body including blood. 

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is a specially formulated nutritional supplement which provides most nutritional substances largely missing from our modern diet. The ingredients are obtained from across the world, organically grown, and harvested at their peak and never heat treated. All herbs are highest quality, and standardized. AlkaVision GreenShield is the only green drink product on the market with clay in it.

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is a perfect blend of powerful whole food vegetables, immune boosting support herbs, and healing clay. Our powder mixes so easily with water; you'll wonder how essential green nutrition could taste this good.

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens Is A Safe Way To Lose Weight!

While weight issue is an acid issue and getting rid of acid means that those pounds have no chance of survival. GreenShield Greens is the first and the best line of defense against acid and fat. Expect to lose up to 3-6 pounds a week. GreenShield also suppresses your appetite so you eat less - naturally losing weight.

  * Loaded with the major SuperFoods: Cereal Grasses, Green leafy vegetables and Clay
  * More whole-leaf greens per serving than any other Greens
  * High Alkalinity helps neutralize acid in your blood and maintains a healthy pH balance
  * Strengthens immune system and boosts energy
  * No Synthetic, Isolated or Fractionated Vitamins & Minerals
  * Increase energy - relieves fatigue and stress without the use of stimulants.
  * Balances blood sugar levels
  * Balances digestive symptoms related to gas & bloating
  * Establishes a proper pH in the intestines, which is ideal for a healthy colon environment
  * Increases mental acuity

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens Is A Powerful Antioxidant

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is nutrient rich and offers a potent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, cell salts, trace minerals essential amino acids and antioxidants. One serving of GreenShield is equivalent to eating 5 cups of organic vegetables.

Some individuals may prefer to begin with 1/2 to 1 tsp of  AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens daily for a week, and gradually increase this dosage to 2-3 level tsp. This will prevent, or slow down possible symptoms associated with detoxification of the system.

Each individual will experience different reactions, as their history of health or illness is a very personal thing. Lasting health is not something which is established overnight, and any pill which promises this only removes the symptom, and exacerbates the problem somewhere else. Sickness develops over a long period and is only experienced when the body becomes overwhelmed by the toxins in it.

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is a powerful green drink that can help detoxify your colon and your blood. This drink keeps your colon and your whole body working better and longer.

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens Is Green For A Reason

AlkaVision GreenShield is rich in chlorophyll which has many benefits. It is capable of neutralizing substances that cause cell mutations and strengthens the cell walls of the small intestine and colon. It has an exceptional deodorizing effect on your body and on the stools you have during a bowel movement.

According to statistics, nearly 90% of us don't get enough servings of vegetables everyday. AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens allows you to get the best nutrition any time of day, everyday. For those that haven’t acquired the taste for cereal grasses, we’re confident your taste buds will love our AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens!

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens contains nutritious whole foods! Whole foods, like our cereal grasses, contain potentially thousands of unidentified nutrients that can’t be isolated and put into a synthetic multi-vitamin. Mother Nature has had thousands of years to perfect the ideal combination of these nutrients that work synergistically in harmony with one another. Our bodies recognize these whole food compounds and can selectively absorb exactly what it needs and what it doesn’t need. AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens helps your body get the best natural whole food nutrition it needs to be as healthy as possible.


Why Use Clay?

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens
 is the only green food blend on the market that has clay in it. Why do we use clay?

"The eating of clay has been observed in native peoples and animals in all parts of the world since antiquity. Early writers described the widespread use of kanwa (earth from a lake near Lake Chad ) for animals and humans in Nigeria . Long journeys were made to this lick to obtain a tribal supply of this earth, and it was then issued as rations to cattle and humans..." Eaton Earth

Montmorillonite clay is a non-swelling green healing clay known to have potent healing properties.

Utilizing the curative power of the Earth in practices such as Pelotherapy should, we believe, truly be considered a lifestyle modification; it should be adopted as an integral part of healthy living. There is no substitute for the benefits that quality healing clays can provide both in and on the body. We cordially invite you to view what we have discovered over the last eleven years of research.

Clay molecules carry negatively charged ions. Pollutants carry positively charged ions. Clay particles do two things that work in our favor. Firstly, they attract the positively charged toxins which is called adsorbing. Secondly, they absorb  these toxins literally locking them away and protecting us from them. The structure of clay is like layers of playing cards with space between them. These  layers swell as they absorb pollutants and toxic substances. The greater the surface area the greater the power to pick up positively charged particles of toxins and heavy metals.

GreenShield™ Greens does not contain any:
Spirulina, Algae or Roots, Corn or Mushrooms, Fruits or sugar, Yeast, Dairy or Eggs, No preservatives, No artificial color or flavor.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the ingredients in AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens?

A: Ingredients:  100% Organic Barley Grass,  Organic Lemon Grass,  Organic Shave Grass,  Organic Wheat Grass,  Organic Dog Grass,  Organic Spinach,  Organic Peppermint Leaf,  Organic Spearmint Leaf,  Organic  Lemon Powder,  Montmorillonite Clay,  Organic Aloe,  Organic Dandelion, Organic Parsley,  Organic Wintergreens.

Q: Why should I drink a Green drink?

A: AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is a specially formulated nutritional supplement which provides most nutritional substances largely missing from our modern diet. The ingredients are obtained from across the world, organically grown, and harvested at their peak and never heat treated. All herbs are highest quality, and standardized. AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is the only green drink product on the market that contains clay in it.

AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens is a perfect blend of powerful whole food vegetables, immune boosting support herbs, and healing clay. Our powder mixes so easily with water; you'll wonder how essential green nutrition could taste this good. 

Q: How often should I use the product?

A: We suggest you use it as much as you can, put AlkaVision GreenShield™ Greens in every water you drink. We also recommend that you use Plasma pH Drops in the water. We also recommend that you drink at least 1 liter for every 40 lbs. of weight.

Q: Who cannot use it?

A: We believe that drinking a green type of drink can be beneficial to any one. Please consult your doctor or health professional before using any supplements.

Testimonials

I must say I was pleasantly surprised after my first sip of GREENSHIELD, the taste is simply terrific, as is lacking with most green drinks out there,....I felt a "buzz" almost immediately after drinking it, and so I was quite happy to have sips throughout the whole day.

The taste is quite mild, and pleasant on the palate, and you really feel it the very first time you drink it. I think it's the "Real McCoy", and the price as well is very affordable. I'm looking forward to AlkaVision's upcoming new products, as I'm already convinced and a believer in this line of products.

Sincerely,

Kyle Safa, San Ramon, CA

Dear AlkaVision,

I have been using the pH drops and green shield pretty faithfully. The GreenShieldhas a wonderful taste! I promise to keep ordering....!!! I love the product... I drink GreenShield instead of my coffee every morning!!! I do still need to drink more water, but I do only drink water so I have come along ways... have lost about 6 lb to keep off and am doing great... still need to work on a more alkaline diet... but baby steps are working!!! Thanks to God for putting you in my path!!!

Sincerely,

Joan Cole

I ordered my first bottle of GreenShield over a week ago and have been very satisfied with it. Both my husband and I have tried at least 3 other green drinks, and none of them measure up to GreenShield! Most green drinks don't taste good, but yours does. That's quite a surprise! Other green drinks try to include every imaginable supplement. Unfortunately, many of those supplements are acidic and defeat the purpose of the green drink.

I can assure you that my husband and I will be loyal customers and will continue to use your product. In fact, our first order was a test to determine if we liked GreenShield. Our next order will be for 10 bottles. We don't ever want to run out of it!

Regards,

Edith

B-Flax-D: 908g

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Vital nutrition in a fantastic fibre source. Formulated specifically for long-term use, providing an easy transition for those who have been using Hallelujah Acres Fibre Cleanse.

Contains Organic Cold-Milled Flaxseed
- Valuable source of soluble and insoluble fibre
- Provides Omega-3 essential fats, and many other nutrients to help achieve and maintain optimal bowel function.

Contains Vitamin B12
- B12 helps prevent nerve damage
- B12 aids in healthy cell formation.
- B12 helps prevent anemia

Contains Vitamin D
- Vitamin D assists the body in the absorption of important minerals like calcium.

Contains Seleno-Yeast
- A source of selenium, a mineral with powerful anti-viral and disease-fighting properties.

Seleno-yeast is not candida yeast and should not encourage the growth of candida. Seleno-yeast is a Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on enriched cane and beet molasses. There are 120 mg of seleno-yeast per 30 g serving. Those with true allergic reactions to yeast should consider this before using this product.

Contains Vitamin K2
- MenaQ7TM provides vitamin K2 (menaquinone), extracted and concentrated from natto without solvents. Vitamin K2 prevents arterial calcification and promotes strong bones by improving cross-linking of osteocalcin, a protein found in bones. The amount here has been clinically shown not to interfere with blood anti-coagulant medication.

Ingredients: Raw Organic cold-milled flax seed, seleno yeast, Menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2), zinc cluconate, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), methylcobalamin (vitamin B12)

B-Flax-D is a 100% vegetarian product.

Does Not Contain: Contains no artificial colours or preservatives.

Suggested Use: B-Flax-D is best taken on an empty stomach, 30 minutes or more before a meal, or 2-3 hours after. Adult serving: mix 1 to 2 Tablespoons of B-Flax-D with 6-8 ounces of water or juice. Gradually work up to a full serving - 1/4 cup of B-Flax-D.

Storage: Keep in a cool dark place & best kept refrigerated after opening

Contradictions:  Please note that the source for selenium in B-Flax-D is seleno-yeast, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on enriched cane and beet molasses. Seleno-yeast is not candida yeast and should not encourage the growth of candida. There are 120 mg of seleno-yeast per 30 g serving. Those with true allergic reactions to yeast should consider this before using this product.

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup (30 Grams)

Servings Per Container: 30 Servings per container

Net Wt.:  908g / 32 oz / 2 lb

Flax Benefits

Good colon health is necessary for good overall health. Achieving and maintaining good colon health, as demonstrated by proper bowel function, can be greatly enhanced by adding a fiber product such as B-Flax-D to the diet.

Rich source of soluble and insoluble fibre

Insoluble fibre from flax holds water and increases bulk, which helps to maintain optimal bowel function. Soluble fibre helps absorb cholesterol, which keeps it from being reabsorbed from the intestine ' an important point to know for those who are concerned with their cholesterol levels. It also keeps beneficial bacteria in balance in the colon, and the colon in good working order. Additionally, soluble fibre slows down the absorption of glucose from food, thus reducing the glycemic response to carbohydrate foods ' something that people with diabetes should consider.

Good source of minerals

Flax contains naturally occurring calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc in beneficial amounts. Approximately 57% of the fat in the flaxseeds in B-Flax-D are ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid); research has shown that ALA helps stabilize the electric patterns in the heart, which can prevent arrhythmias.

Vitamin K2 Benefits

Vitamin K plays an important role in helping to build strong bones, prevent osteoporosis and maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Natural Vitamin K2 is the most effective, bioavailable and bioactive form of Vitamin K. MenaQ7TM, the type of K2 used in B-Flax-D, is the only clinically proven Natural Vitamin K2.

Healthy bones
Calcium is needed to build strong bones. But without Vitamin K, our bodies cannot use calcium! Clinical studies have shown that Vitamin K is vital in supporting bone health because it activates a special protein (osteocalcin) that is necessary to use calcium to build healthy bone tissue.

Healthy heart

Calcium is a vital nutrient used by every cell in our bodies. New research has shown that Natural Vitamin K2 is essential for our arteries, veins and heart! Natural Vitamin K2 is the effective form of K because it activates a special protein (matrix GLA) that is necessary for the vascular tissues to make use of and then remove excess calcium.

B12 Benefits
Regular use of B-Flax-D will ensure that a person gets a sufficient amount of vitamin B12, an important component of total health.

Healthy cells
B12 is important for healthy cell production, such as red blood cells, which contain the hemoglobin responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body, whereas a deficiency in B12 has been linked to anemia. Vitamin B12 also aids in cell formation and cellular longevity.

Healthy body and mind
A single serving of B-Flax-D contains 990µg of the methylcobalamin form of B12, which has been found to be cancer-protective in animal studies. It has also been linked to the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that assists memory and learning.

Vitamin D Benefits
Sunshine is the best source of vitamin D, a pro-hormone that is essential for strong bones and a healthy body. However, getting adequate levels of UV light from sunshine to produce the proper level of vitamin D in the body is not always possible, making supplementation with a product like B-Flax-D a wise choice.

Strong bones
The main action of vitamin D is to regulate the absorption of calcium in the small intestine. Optimal levels of Vitamin D (78-100nmol/L) can increase calcium absorption by 65% (compared to a low 'normal' level).

Digestive Enzymes

  • Description

Most food enzymes are destroyed through cooking and processing food resulting in the possibility of the body’s digestive process to become over-stressed. Digestive Enzyme assures that the maximum level of nutrient absorption is attained, helping to eliminate the stress on the digestive process, improve digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Fibre Cleanse

fiber-cleanse
  • Description
  • How To Use

Fiber Cleanse contains 28 herbs in a psyllium and flax seed base to help you cleanse the colon, restore optimal bowel function, and ensure timely elimination of toxins from the body - a must for achieving optimal health.  Use for up to 2 - 3 months to cleanse your colon.

(Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, or for long-term use.)

454g container $62.00

 Please Click Here To Download a Brochure (.pdf)

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (8g)

Servings per container: about 56

Probiotic

  • Description

Probiotic is most beneficial to those who are susceptible to infections, disorders involving diarrhea, those who are taking antibiotics, pregnant and nursing mothers and people who are receiving radiation treatments of the pelvis or abdomen.

90 vege capsules $49.90

MSM - 100% Ultra Pure Distilled Pharmaceutical Grade Methyl Sulfonyl Methane

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  • Description
  • How To Use

We are very happy to supply new ultra-purified distilled Pharmaceutical Grade MSM at the best prices in NZ!

What is MSM?

MSM - an odourless, white crystalline molecule - is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, and is present in low concentrations in our body fluids and in the connective tissues of the skin, nails, and hair. This sulfur is necessary for collagen synthesis.

MSM is a natural component of many fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat, and is also found in tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. In fact, one of the richest sources of MSM in the diet of mammals is milk. MSM is also commonly referred to as 'Nature's Beauty Mineral'!

MSM naturally scavenges free radicals, relieves allergies to foods and pollens, controls acidity in stomach and ulcers, and helps the vitamins and minerals we take in to nourish our bodies. It is an all-natural product derived from sulfonyl, an organic compound that grows naturally in plants, animals, and in soil. Its largest concentrations are found in pine trees. Unlike sulfur, MSM is completely water-soluble and non-toxic. Large concentrations have not been found to do any harm to the human body.

It is estimated that the human body uses up to about 1/8 teaspoon of MSM each day. This needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Unless your diet is comprised primarily of raw foods, it is unlikely that you are receiving enough MSM for proper health management. Although MSM is found in many fresh foods, modern agricultural methods, food processing, and cooking cause its depletion. When we process our foods with heat or drying, we lose most of the MSM that is vital to our wellbeing.

MSM can:

    * Soften tissue
    * Relieve stress, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, constipation and candida
    * Control stomach acidity and soothe ulcers
    * Relieve allergies to foods and pollens
    * Enhance the body's ability to produce insulin
    * Improve metabolism of carbohydrates
    * Detoxify the body
    * Increase blood circulation and speed up wound healing
    * Reduce muscle cramping and back pain
    * Permit muscles to heal
    * Increase energy, mental calmness, and ability to concentrate.

When applied to the body topically, it will help to:

    * Rehydrate the skin
    * Repair damaged skin, and dissolve scar tissue and surface blemishes
    * Generate softer and more elastic skin
    * Soothe insect bites and stings
    * Eliminate the inflammation of carpal tunnel
    * Prevent blistering and remove pain from second degree burns
    * Attack exterior fungal and yeast infections

MSM - 100% Ultra Pure Distilled Pharmaceutical Grade Methyl Sulfonyl Methane

msm-1kg-rp

Resveratrol 20%

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  • Description
  • How To Use
Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol that can be found naturally in a variety of sources including grapes, Japanese knotweed (giant knotweed), berries, peanuts, dark chocolate and tea.
 
The French Paradox: Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, first gained publicity in the early nineties when the CBS television show, 60-Minutes, investigated why people living in France, despite eating diets high in saturated fats, had lower rates of coronary heart disease than people living in the United States. The report concluded that a higher consumption of red wine may play a role in lowering coronary heart disease. Since then, research has pointed to resveratrol, a substance contained in grape skins and many other plants, as the compound with the possibility of preventing or delaying coronary heart disease, in addition to various other health benefits.

Trans-Resveratrol boasts a long list of benefits including cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory properties, the prevention of joint disease, improved athletic endurance, and the possibility of preventing and eliminating certain types of cancers.
By increasing blood flow, resveratrol may protect not only the heart and arteries, but also the brain. Studies in the United Kingdom suggest that resveratrol may help prevent or reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. [Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition].

A study by the University of South Florida suggests that resveratrol may not only prevent, but might even reverse the dangerous build-up of fat in the liver caused by alcohol abuse.

According to a study published in "Molecular Vision" in 2010, resveratrol may prevent the formation of cataract, and is an effective therapeutic agent in neurodgenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Although resveratrol does not lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar or promotes weight loss,  resveratrol's blood thinning properties may protect you from these conditions, by preventing  heart attacks and strokes.
Pure resveratrol refers to a product that contains only pure trans-resveratrol, the beneficial substance in resveratrol.

Various studies by both the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Harvard University in Boston, have found that a calorie restriction diet (CR) improves health and slows the aging process in animals and humans due to limiting dietary intake.

Previous research has confirmed that calorie restriction combined with exercise may increase maximum lifespan and protect against many chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.

According to a Harvard University study, resveratrol has similar effects to a calorie restriction (CR) diet and may be used as a substitute to supplement a low calorie diet and exercise regimen. The implication of this is that while on a resveratrol regimen, an over weight individual, without losing weight, may be considered as a "healthy obese" person. According to the study, mice that were fed a high fat diet along with resveratrol performed better on a treadmill and lived longer than the thin mice that were fed a low calorie/low fat diet and no resveratrol. [Source: Harvard University Gazette/ Harvard medical school].

When it comes to maintaining optimal health, resveratrol may offer even better protection than taking aspirin. It is generally believed that high cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease. However, based on thousands of heart surgeries, many cardiologists believe that a large number of heart attacks are not necessarily caused by high cholesterol, but rather, they are the result of inflammation. Different foods may cause different levels of inflammation in our body, and even one "bad" meal can cause an instant heart attack.

Another factor to consider is not necessarily the total cholesterol count but rather the particle size.
According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins University, the new way of measuring risks of heart disease and strokes is done by NMR LipoProfile test, which measures the particle size of LDL cholesterol.

Resveratrol's blood thinning and anti-inflammatory properties may prevent blood clotting and increase blood flow, both of which may decrease or even prevent heart attacks and strokes. One way to improve athletic endurance is through exercise. According to Johan Auwerx, from the Institute of Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology in Illkirch, France, "Resveratrol boosts muscle endurance by increasing the energy-producing components within muscle cells". Auwerx says that "high-doses of trans-resveratrol are needed to trigger the pathway that gives cells more mitochondria. He goes on to say that, "at very low doses you don't activate the cell machinery to burn energy," thereby discounting the belief that, "one glass of wine might improve athletic prowess". The effects of resveratrol are so pronounced that endurance athletes may one day take it as a performance enhancer.

Trans-resveratrol in sufficient dosage improves athletic performance and benefits everyone by making any physical activity much easier. For example, individuals who have difficulty walking up flights of stairs are able to do so with much less effort when they take resveratrol.
 

 

Our resveratrol is made from knotweed & is a 35:1 extract & contains 20% trans-reservatrol.

MASSAGE OILS, CREAMS & BALMS

 

SALUD Sports Hero 'Unwind' - 250mls

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  • How To Use

Essential to an athlete's health and recovery, Sports Hero Unwind is a transdermal magnesium formulation enhanced with organic relaxing oils. Apply directly to sore aching muscles. Will also raise overall magnesium levels.
   
A deficiency of Magnesium is common in today’s world and both athletes and highly-active people use, lose and need it even more.

Sufficient Magnesium enables muscle relaxation and supplies ATP with a critical component to effectively boost energy and reduce oxidative stress.

Magnesium is an essential factor in overall health and metabolic balance and can make all the difference in competitive outcomes. Sports Hero’s Organic essential oils work synergistically with Magnesium to powerfully relax and release muscle tension and cramps.

Directions:
Apply to tense, strained muscles and joints, sprains and bruises. Rub in gently and allow to dry. Apply daily to soles of feet to raise overall Magnesium levels.

Ingredients:
Pure NZ Marine Reserve seawater, Natural Magnesium chloride, Organic Oils of: Rosemary, Clove Bud, Caraway, Niaouli, Douglas Pine and Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen.

Add 25% DMSO to make this excellent preparation even more powerful!

Brightlight Massage Oils

  • Description

We make up special blends of massage oils for both practitioners & others.  Please choose from our Brightlight selection below or contact us with your own requirements.

Our 1L oils are in dark brown glass bottles with screw tops.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Aphrodisiac: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful, stimulating aphrodisiac massage oil  creating warmth, intimacy, desire, passion and responsiveness.

Pure essential oils of Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose and Ylang Ylang lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Hibiscus, Poison Oak, Pink and Sticky Monkeyflowers and California Pitcher Plant and pure cold-pressed Olive Oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Baby: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a soothing and calming massage oil  to bring gentle release of birth and other trauma and to help bonding and nurturing after birth.

Pure essential oils of Melissa, Ylang Ylang, Lavendar and Neroli lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Chamomile, Chicory, Mariposa Lily and Manzanita and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Cellulite: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful, penetrating massage oil as an aid to removing cellulite and tissue toxicity bringing increased energy and health.

Pure essential oils of Cypress, Juniper and Rosemary lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Cayenne, Crabapple and Self Heal and pure cold-pressed olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Childbirth: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerfully relaxing massage oil for easing the transition and increasing confidence at the time of birth. 

Pure essential oils of Jasmine, Lavendar, Myrrh and Rosemary lovingly blended with the flower essences of Mugwort, Shooting Star, Walnut and Yarrow and pure cold-pressed Olive Oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Cold Reliever: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful, pentrating massage oil to relieve the bronchial congestion and sore throats of colds.

Pure essential oils of Camphor, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Crabapple, Garlic and Self Heal and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Happiness: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a delightful, uplifting massage oil inspiring happiness, harmony, balance and wellbeing.

Pure essential oils of Rose, Geranium and Neroli lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Gentian, Gorse and Yerba Santa and pure cold-pressed olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Loving Embrace: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a nourishing, stimulating, aphrodisiac massage oil infusing receptivity and loving attention.
 
Pure essential oils of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Cinnamon lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Mariposa Lily, Chicory and Quince and pure cold-pressed Olive oil. - One of our best -sellers!

Brightlight Massage Oil - Muscular Release: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful penetrating massage oil for relaxing deeply-held muscular tension and aches.
 
Pure essential oils of Camphor, Cayenne, Lavendar, Balinese fire oil (a blend of 10 natural essential oils) and Lemon lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Arnica and Dandelion and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Passion: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful stimulating aphrodisiac massage oil creating warmth, intimacy, passion and responsiveness.
 
Pure essential oils of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Cinnamon lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Hibiscus, Poison Oak, Pink and Sticky Monkeyflowers and California Pitcher Plant and pure cold-pressed Olive Oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Pregnancy: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful, soothing yet uplifting massage oil for relaxation and bonding with the incoming child during pregnancy.

Pure essential oils of Jasmine, Melissa and Rose lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Manzanita, Mariposa Lily and Star Tulip and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Rejuvenation: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a powerful, stimulating massage oil to create vibrant youthfulness, dynamic wellbeing and zest for life. 

Pure essential oils of Myrrh, Patchouli and Rose lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Aloe Vera, California Wild Rose, Olive and Self Heal and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Relaxation: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a relaxing, calming and soothing massage oil to create peace, tranquillity and serenity.

Pure essential oils of Bergamot, Neroli and Patchouli lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Chamomile, Elm and Morning Glory and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Tonic Uplift: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated to ease nervous tension and rejuvenate tired or depressed spirits and bring peace.
 
Pure essential oils of Bergamot, Juniper and Rosemary lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Lavendar, Nasturtium and Self-Heal and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

Brightlight Massage Oil - Transitions: 1L

  • Description

Especially formulated as a soothing and releasing massage oil to bring calm and acceptance and ease transitions for both the dying and the living.

Pure essential oils of Rose, Neroli and Patchouli lovingly blended with the Flower Essences of Cayenne, Holly, Pink Yarrow, Rock Rose and Walnut and pure cold-pressed Olive oil.

FLOWER ESSENCES

 

Flower Essences

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  • How To Use

Flower essences are liquid, potentized plant preparations which convey a distinct imprint, or etheric pattern of a specific flower.  These remarkable remedies expand our understanding of health care, recognizing a relationship between body, and soul, and the interweaving of spiritual, mental, emotional, and  physical aspects of wellness.  Flower essences enjoy a reputation  of being not only highly effective, but also very safe to use.  They are not part of standard biochemical medicine for they contain only minute traces of physical substance.  Rather they belong to a pioneering new field of potentialized remedies which derive their beneficial powers from the inherent life forces within substances.

The effect of the essences is similar to that in meditation in that the patient accesses the wisdom of their Higher Self and it directs their own healing.  Their system is "flooded" with the positive virtues needed from the Higher Self and a "washing out" of the negativity which caused their disease occurs and balance is restored.

Flower essences were first originated by English doctor Edward Bach, M.B. B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., D.P.H., in 1930.  He found, perfected and put into use a system of medicine as simple as it has proved effective.  Dr. Bach taught that the basis of disease was to be found in disharmony between the spiritual and mental aspects of a human being.  This disharmony, to be found wherever conflicting moods produced unhappiness, mental torture, fear, or lassitude and resignation, lowered the body's vitality and allowed disease to be present.  For this reason the remedies he prepared were for the treatment of the mood and temperament of the patient, not for the physical illness; so that each patient becoming more himself could increase his or her own vitality and so draw from an inward strength and an inward peace the means to restore health.

Bach wrote in his book "The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies": "In treating cases with these remedies, no notice is taken of the nature of disease.  The individual is treated and as he becomes well the disease goes, having been cast off by the increase in health.  All know that the same disease may have different effects on different people; it is the effects that need treatment, because they guides to the real cause.  The mind being the most delicate and sensitive part of the body shows the onset and the course of disease much more definitely than the body, so that the outlook of mind is chosen as the guide as to which remedy or remedies are necessary."

Dr Bach stressed that his remedies could be used in conjunction with any other form of treatment, and would not clash or interfere.  Equally they could achieve great results used alone.

We currently have in stock the 38 original Bach Flower essences.  72 American Flower Essence Society essences, 44 Australian Bush flower essences and 60 New Zealand New Perception flower essences.  A complete list and description of all the 214 Flower Essences currently available will be sent out on request.

How To Use Flower Essences

Frequency of Use
The essences are most commonly taken orally from a glass dropper bottle, by putting four drops under the tongue several times per day.  Regular, rhythmic use of the flower remedies builds the strength of their catalytic action.  Therefore,  potency is increased not by taking more drops at one time, but by using them on a frequent,  consistent basis.  In most cases,  the essences should be taken four times daily,  although this may need to be increased in emergency or acute situations to once every hour,  or even more often.  On the other hand, children or other highly sensitive persons may need to decrease the frequency of use to once or twice daily.

Administering The Essences
Each time and every time the remedies are used their effects can be strengthened by using an appropriate affirmation at the same time.

Topical Application Of The Essences
Flower essences are of great benefit when absorbed directly through the skin,  in addition to the standard oral dosage.  Essences can be added to bath-water, or to creams, lotions, and oils.

Understanding The Descriptions
The descriptions portray a range of behaviours that each particular Flower Essence treats and the positive outcomes of treatment.  In each particular case only one, or more, of the behaviours listed may be applicable, depending on the individual circumstances.

 How To Order Your Flower Essences

You May Choose To Order In Any Of The Following Four Ways:

1:  You may choose your own single Flower Essence.

2:  You may choose a combination remedy with a maximum of 3 Flower Essences

3.  You may have one or more Flower Essences prescribed for you after giving information on your situation.

4:  You may have the Flower Essences prescribed intuitively by Michael Hayman.  The only information required is your name.

Prices: 

  • Single Flower Essence in 25 ml dropper bottle with description and instructions:  $7.50   p+p   $5
  • Combination - up to 3  Flower Essences in 25 ml dropper bottle with descriptions and instructions:  $15  p+p   $5

Please click here to download the complete list of Flower Essences and their descriptions (.pdf)

Flower Essence - Single Essence of Your Choice

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Includes flower essence description and instructions for use

Flower Essences - Combination - 3 of Your Choice

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Includes the flower essence descriptions and instructions for use.

Flower Essences - Combination Remedy

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These essences will be chosen by Michael Hayman after assessing your situation.

Includes the flower essence descriptions and instruction for use.

Flower Essences - Combination - Intuitive Remedy

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These essences will be chosen intuitively by Michael Hayman.

Includes the flower essence descriptions and instruction for use.

DETOXIFICATION

 

Natural Calcium Bentonite - New Zealand

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Calcium Bentonite clay is the natural detoxing agent that can be used internally, externally with poultices and full body applications, and by taking detox clay baths. These are highly beneficial methods for detoxification, especially for cases of heavy metal poisoning and radiation buildup. So consider releasing the toxic burden of the body inside and out with a safe and effective Calcium Bentonite Clay detoxification program.

Every cell in our body excretes waste material, which becomes toxic and poisonous to our bodies if it is allowed to build up faster than it can be eliminated or filtered out of the body. The most common symptoms of toxic buildup within the body are mental dullness, aching-stiff joints, gas and bloat, high acidity, digestive problems with the stomach and colon, acid reflux and fatigue. Therefore, it is imperative to naturally detox to rid yourself of the deleterious effects of impurities and toxins. There is a lot of popular sharing of results of clay users suggesting that Calcium Bentonite Clay therapy may be an ideal detoxification treatment because it is safe and effective. Clay has many healing abilities due to its alkaline pH and high negative ionic charge, and it works on the entire organism. Take control of your body by detoxing to help regain and achieve the pinnacle of your health!

Kathryn Alexander, one of the leading experts in detoxification and dietary healing, succinctly states on her Web site:

"The legacy of 50 years exposure to persistent man-made chemicals combined with the denigration of the food chain has increased our susceptibility to chronic degenerative disease and cancer. Reversal can only come about by resolving these primary causes of disease. By releasing the toxic burden of the body and restoring its nutritional status, we can change our internal environment and achieve good health" (Get a Life).

Resolving the primary causes of disease is facilitated by proper nutrition, exercise, and detoxing. Drinking plenty of water and simple sweating helps to flush your system of toxins, but clay therapy, which has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people around the world, has passed the test of time to be a superior natural detoxification method.

Clay is basically inert super charged minerals, and it gets its negative electromagnetic energy charge from the thermo dynamic heat and volcanic action that created it. When activated by water the clay awakens with a strength that radiates throughout the body, stimulating energy for the rebuilding and revitalization of latent cells, and starts a healing process. The body needs this energy to restore harmonic balance essential to healthy maintenance. In addition, this super power has the ability to absorb harmful, toxic substances from within the body, tightly bind them within the molecule, and carry them out of the body.

The following is a passage written by Michael Talbot, as quoted from Windows of Light by Randall & Vicki Baer:

"Crystals are dramatic examples of the capacity of matter to self-organize. As we saw in the incident related by Holden and Sanger, they can also acquire and retain information-- for example, their geometric structure-- and reproduce copies of themselves containing the same information. Given that they perform all these functions while remaining far more stable and durable than DNA, Cairns-Smith believes that crystals make very likely candidates as the most ancient progenitors of life. However, to more fully establish his case, Cairns-Smith knew that he had to find a crystal that possessed one further quality, the ability to use the information it possesses to interact with its environment..."

The renowned chemist and researcher. A.G. Cairns-Smith, went on to say, "Clays not only have the ability to grow and adsorb other molecules, but they can then incorporate the information from those molecules and use it to alter and change themselves" (The Origin of Life).

Clay acts as a catalyst. A catalyst is any substance that works to accelerate a chemical reaction. For any process to occur, energy, known as activation energy, is required. Without the help of a catalyst the amount of energy needed to spark a particular reaction is high. When the catalyst is present the activation energy is lowered, making the reaction happen more efficiently. The catalyst generally works by either changing the structure of a molecule or by bonding to reactant molecules causing them to combine, react and release a product or energy.

By absorbing toxins before they enter the bloodstream, clay reduces the overload of toxins that the liver and kidneys normally have to filter out. By eliminating the buildup of waste lodged in the lower colon, clay allows the body to absorb more nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Today, due to the scientific studies and personal results, we are more aware of the beneficial effects of the detoxification of our body's cells and the importance it plays in assisting the body's return to a state of equilibrium. The following is an excerpt from Natasha Lee's article "Could Detoxification be the Fountain of Youth?":

"Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research performed an amazing experiment in the early 1900's. He managed to sustain the life of cells from a chicken embryo by immersing the cells in a solution containing all the nutrients necessary for life and changing the solution daily. The cells took up nutrients from the nutrient-rich broth and excreted their wastes into the same solution. The only thing Dr. Carrel did each day was discard the old solution and replace it with fresh nutrient solution. The chicken cells lived for 29 years until one night Dr. Carrel's assistant forgot to change the polluted solution! We do not know how much longer the cell's life could have been maintained. Dr. Carrel concluded at the end of his experiment that the cell is actually immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats which degenerates. He is quoted saying 'The cell is immortal. Renew this fluid at intervals, give the cell something on which to feed and, so far as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever.' The average chicken lives about 7 years. His detoxified, properly nourished chicken cell lived for 29 years" (Years to Your Health).

Therefore, Carrel believed that time is not the real culprit in our ageing process, but the buildup of toxins unable to be eliminated from the body through its natural cleansing process. This toxic overload that gets stored in the body begins to have an adverse effect on the healthy cells and the downward spiral of the deterioration process is escalated.

Dr. Carrel's work showed that a clean internal environment is the logical solution to extending our lifeline. The real fountain of youth can be achieved by merely keeping the body functioning highly by detoxing, eating a nutritional and balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and staying flexible and limber with exercise.

Calcium Bentonite Clay is one of the safest, easiest, and least expensive detoxing substances available today. Clay is a non-evasive treatment, and when it is properly used, clay treatments cause no harm. Rapid healing often results, such as a noticeable reduction in pain, irritation, and inflammation, even when many other methods have failed.

Clay functions in several ways

1. Minerals that make up Bentonite clay (which the body cannot absorb) work together to absorb heavy metals and other toxins in the gut. Thus, clay taken internally, can help improve intestinal health and keep the toxins from being absorbed into the body.
2. The energy of clay stimulates the revitalization and rebuilding of damaged cells and tissues.
3. Clay baths, poultices and topical applications, through clay's strong drawing powers, help your body detox through the pores of skin. Through a pulsing action, clay will draw out infections, gangrene, heavy metals and toxins.
4. Internal parasites are drawn to the clay and expelled from the body.
5. Most clays are naturally alkaline and as a result, balance the body's pH and reduce over acidity.

How to Use

Bentonite clays can be used internally and externally. If you are using a clay internally be sure that the product states that it is safe for internal use. Due to metals and other impurities that may be found in the clays, not all of them can be taken internally. If you are unsure of the purity of the clay contact the manufacturer.

For internal use, mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of the clay in at least 8 ounces of water. Drink the mixture and follow with another 8 ounces of pure water. It has also been found useful to add fibre such as psyllium hulls to this process to help move the clay along through the digestive tract.

For external use, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons in a bowl with water or apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial which may help alleviate some of the underlying causes that aggravate acne. Add the liquid slowly until you develop a muddy consistency. This part is not as crucial and is really up to your preference. Apply the mixture to your face or any other area and let it dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Wash and feel fantastic!

Clays may also be added to a bath. Add 1 to 2 cups of clay to your hot bath water and soak in it for at least 30 minutes for best results.

A foot bath is also useful for detoxing by adding 3 to 4 tablespoons to a tub of hot water and soaking your feet in it for at least 30 minutes.

Bentonite clay has many uses for healing and detoxification that may not have been listed here, and more are being found every day.

Sodium Bentonite Clay - Natural - Australia

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NEW!

Sodium Bentonite, when activated by water, can swell up to six times its size and has a electromagnetic properties. This makes it very absorbent and helpful for drawing out toxins.

Bentonite clay is the natural detoxing agent that can be used internally, externally with poultices and full body applications, and by taking detox clay baths. These are highly beneficial methods for detoxification, especially for cases of heavy metal poisoning and radiation buildup. So consider releasing the toxic burden of the body inside and out with a safe and effective Sodium Bentonite Clay detoxification program.
Every cell in our body excretes waste material, which becomes toxic and poisonous to our bodies if it is allowed to build up faster than it can be eliminated or filtered out of the body. The most common symptoms of toxic buildup within the body are mental dullness, aching-stiff joints, gas and bloat, high acidity, digestive problems with the stomach and colon, acid reflux and fatigue. Therefore, it is imperative to naturally detox to rid yourself of the deleterious effects of impurities and toxins. There is a lot of popular sharing of results of clay users suggesting that Calcium Bentonite Clay therapy may be an ideal detoxification treatment because it is safe and effective. Clay has many healing abilities due to its alkaline pH and high negative ionic charge, and it works on the entire organism. Take control of your body by detoxing to help regain and achieve the pinnacle of your health!

Kathryn Alexander, one of the leading experts in detoxification and dietary healing, succinctly states on her Web site:

"The legacy of 50 years exposure to persistent man-made chemicals combined with the denigration of the food chain has increased our susceptibility to chronic degenerative disease and cancer. Reversal can only come about by resolving these primary causes of disease. By releasing the toxic burden of the body and restoring its nutritional status, we can change our internal environment and achieve good health" (Get a Life).

Resolving the primary causes of disease is facilitated by proper nutrition, exercise, and detoxing. Drinking plenty of water and simple sweating helps to flush your system of toxins, but clay therapy, which has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people around the world, has passed the test of time to be a superior natural detoxification method.

Clay is basically inert super charged minerals, and it gets its negative electromagnetic energy charge from the thermo dynamic heat and volcanic action that created it. When activated by water the clay awakens with a strength that radiates throughout the body, stimulating energy for the rebuilding and revitalization of latent cells, and starts a healing process. The body needs this energy to restore harmonic balance essential to healthy maintenance. In addition, this super power has the ability to absorb harmful, toxic substances from within the body, tightly bind them within the molecule, and carry them out of the body.

The following is a passage written by Michael Talbot, as quoted from Windows of Light by Randall & Vicki Baer:

"Crystals are dramatic examples of the capacity of matter to self-organize. As we saw in the incident related by Holden and Sanger, they can also acquire and retain information-- for example, their geometric structure-- and reproduce copies of themselves containing the same information. Given that they perform all these functions while remaining far more stable and durable than DNA, Cairns-Smith believes that crystals make very likely candidates as the most ancient progenitors of life. However, to more fully establish his case, Cairns-Smith knew that he had to find a crystal that possessed one further quality, the ability to use the information it possesses to interact with its environment..."

The renowned chemist and researcher. A.G. Cairns-Smith, went on to say, "Clays not only have the ability to grow and adsorb other molecules, but they can then incorporate the information from those molecules and use it to alter and change themselves" (The Origin of Life).

Clay acts as a catalyst. A catalyst is any substance that works to accelerate a chemical reaction. For any process to occur, energy, known as activation energy, is required. Without the help of a catalyst the amount of energy needed to spark a particular reaction is high. When the catalyst is present the activation energy is lowered, making the reaction happen more efficiently. The catalyst generally works by either changing the structure of a molecule or by bonding to reactant molecules causing them to combine, react and release a product or energy.

By absorbing toxins before they enter the bloodstream, clay reduces the overload of toxins that the liver and kidneys normally have to filter out. By eliminating the buildup of waste lodged in the lower colon, clay allows the body to absorb more nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Today, due to the scientific studies and personal results, we are more aware of the beneficial effects of the detoxification of our body's cells and the importance it plays in assisting the body's return to a state of equilibrium. The following is an excerpt from Natasha Lee's article "Could Detoxification be the Fountain of Youth?":

"Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research performed an amazing experiment in the early 1900's. He managed to sustain the life of cells from a chicken embryo by immersing the cells in a solution containing all the nutrients necessary for life and changing the solution daily. The cells took up nutrients from the nutrient-rich broth and excreted their wastes into the same solution. The only thing Dr. Carrel did each day was discard the old solution and replace it with fresh nutrient solution. The chicken cells lived for 29 years until one night Dr. Carrel's assistant forgot to change the polluted solution! We do not know how much longer the cell's life could have been maintained. Dr. Carrel concluded at the end of his experiment that the cell is actually immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats which degenerates. He is quoted saying 'The cell is immortal. Renew this fluid at intervals, give the cell something on which to feed and, so far as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever.' The average chicken lives about 7 years. His detoxified, properly nourished chicken cell lived for 29 years" (Years to Your Health).

Therefore, Carrel believed that time is not the real culprit in our ageing process, but the buildup of toxins unable to be eliminated from the body through its natural cleansing process. This toxic overload that gets stored in the body begins to have an adverse effect on the healthy cells and the downward spiral of the deterioration process is escalated.

Dr. Carrel's work showed that a clean internal environment is the logical solution to extending our lifeline. The real fountain of youth can be achieved by merely keeping the body functioning highly by detoxing, eating a nutritional and balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and staying flexible and limber with exercise.

Calcium Bentonite Clay is one of the safest, easiest, and least expensive detoxing substances available today. Clay is a non-evasive treatment, and when it is properly used, clay treatments cause no harm. Rapid healing often results, such as a noticeable reduction in pain, irritation, and inflammation, even when many other methods have failed.

Clay functions in several ways

1. Minerals that make up Bentonite clay (which the body cannot absorb) work together to absorb heavy metals and other toxins in the gut. Thus, clay taken internally, can help improve intestinal health and keep the toxins from being absorbed into the body.
2. The energy of clay stimulates the revitalization and rebuilding of damaged cells and tissues.
3. Clay baths, poultices and topical applications, through clay's strong drawing powers, help your body detox through the pores of skin. Through a pulsing action, clay will draw out infections, gangrene, heavy metals and toxins.
4. Internal parasites are drawn to the clay and expelled from the body.
5. Most clays are naturally alkaline and as a result, balance the body's pH and reduce over acidity.

How to Use

Bentonite clays can be used internally and externally. If you are using a clay internally be sure that the product states that it is safe for internal use. Due to metals and other impurities that may be found in the clays, not all of them can be taken internally. If you are unsure of the purity of the clay contact the manufacturer.

For internal use, mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of the clay in at least 8 ounces of water. Drink the mixture and follow with another 8 ounces of pure water. It has also been found useful to add fibre such as psyllium hulls to this process to help move the clay along through the digestive tract.

For external use, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons in a bowl with water or apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial which may help alleviate some of the underlying causes that aggravate acne. Add the liquid slowly until you develop a muddy consistency. This part is not as crucial and is really up to your preference. Apply the mixture to your face or any other area and let it dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Wash and feel fantastic!

Clays may also be added to a bath. Add 1 to 2 cups of clay to your hot bath water and soak in it for at least 30 minutes for best results.

A foot bath is also useful for detoxing by adding 3 to 4 tablespoons to a tub of hot water and soaking your feet in it for at least 30 minutes.

Bentonite clay has many uses for healing and detoxification that may not have been listed here, and more are being found every day.

Psyllium Hulls - non organic

Psyllium Hulls - Organic Whole Husk Psyllium - Organic India - 340g

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We are very pleased to be able to offer your certified organic psyllium hulls

• Soothes elimination & promotes regularity
• Heart Healthy**
• BP quality
• Gluten free
• Certified 100% organic
• 12 oz. canister - 48 servings

Introducing Fibre Harmony™ - a revolutionary certified organic tri-active blend. ORGANIC INDIA Whole Husk Psyllium is a certified organic daily fibre diet formula. This unique fibre supplement combines psyllium with inulin, aloe vera leaf, and marshmallow root to ease and regulate elimination, vitalize and soothe the digestive tract, restore a healthy probiotic environment in the colon, and provide heart-healthy* soluble fibre.

Fibre is essential for a healthy body. In fact, most adults require 32 grams of fibre each day to maintain digestive health, regularity, a healthy weight, and most importantly, a healthy heart!


This lack of fibre in diet may contribute to the rising rates of heart disease, obesity, and digestive problems . Taking a fibre supplement each day is the easy way to ensure you are getting all you need to maintain your health. The only drawback? Unlike your fruits, vegetables and grains, fibre supplements are not certified organic...Until now!

If your goal is to soothe your digestive system, and support your heart then it's essential to start with the cleanest, organic herbs!

Our psyllium is USDA certified organic. This means that from the time the seeds are planted until the moment you purchase the final product, you have the assurance that our psyllium is grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, contains no additives or sweeteners and is of the highest quality available.

In whole husk form, derived from the seeds of the herb Plantago ovata, psyllium husks are a rich source of soluble fibre. They naturally promote healthy elimination and regularity while supporting the gastrointestinal system.

Heart Healthy! Psyllium has also proven to be quite substantial in the lowering of both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol level.

Zeolites - The Leading Science-Based Detoxifying Dietary Supplement

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Men’s Health Magazine lists Zeolite as the 5th most important natural supplement for long-term vibrant health. June 14th, 2010 edition.

In our everyday world today, toxins are everywhere! Evidence has been built about the effects of our toxic environment and what it has on our long term health. It is not good! Scientists have known for quite some time that pollution and pesticides can adversely affect human health, and mounting evidence now reveals far more serious, and even deadly connections between toxic exposure and a variety of diseases.

How do we counteract the long term build-up of toxins in the body?
Fortunately, there are natural compounds that do exist that can safely bind and remove these harmful toxins from the body. One group of such compounds includes some of the safest, most effective and natural detoxifying minerals known - Zeolites!

We are very pleased to offer 2 different zeolite preparations to choose from:

Toxins poison our air, our water, our food, and our bodies. According to the EPA, 70,000 chemicals are used commercially in the U.S., 65,000 of which are potentially hazardous to our health. The Environmental Defense Council reports that more than four billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment each year, including 72 million pounds of known carcinogens. We live in a virtual "sea of pollutants", and we carry many of these toxins and heavy metals within us. As many as 25 percent of Americans are estimated to suffer from some degree of heavy metal poisoning, particularly from mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic. No figures exist for New Zealand. 

Most protein powders contain high levels of heavy metals, especially Cadmium. In fact, many protein powders are banned by specific states in the USA because they do not meet the health criteria due to heavy metal overload.

Of the EPA’s list of 275 hazardous substances, Arsenic, Lead and Mercury rank #1, #2 and #3. Cadmium is #7. These are some of the most common heavy metals that we are exposed to in our daily environment.

Most fish, especially tuna (known for it’s Omega 3’s) contain high levels of mercury in them.

We are also exposed to a significant amount of radiation and increasing viral attacks. Our immune systems may be further compromised by poor nutrition and unhealthy lifestyles, and many of us suffer from an excessively acidic pH level, which creates an internal environment in which cancer – as well as viral, bacterial, and fungal infections – can thrive. These synthetic chemicals and heavy metals can be found even in unborn children, being passed on by the mother through the placenta.

As toxins accumulate, they can have very negative effects on each and every system within our bodies. Our bodies are a precise machine that as these toxins build up over time, they can cause damage to neurological, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems. Some of these toxins can cause cancers, some are toxic to the brain and nervous system and some can even cause birth defects and diminish our body’s overall immunity levels.

Moreover, conventional foods that we eat are grown in "devitalized" soils and we are missing important trace minerals. Trace minerals are the catalysts the body uses to initiate complex reactions and it's these reactions that allow the body to stay healthy and fight disease. Throughout the last century, the level of trace minerals in our topsoil has been reduced due to our farming practices and method of fertilization. This disturbing fact has led to a worldwide deficiency of these trace minerals in our food and our body. Many nutritionists attribute the ongoing decline in health that our society is experiencing, in large part, to deficiencies of trace minerals. Until recently, the only sure way to remove the most destructive heavy metals and toxins from our bodies was through I.V. chelation, a process both invasive and extremely expensive. And even if you spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on chelation treatments, the toxins would start going right back in with your next breath,your next meal, your next beverage.

Often simple changes can make a massive difference to how we feel. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, believed that 90% of all medical conditions are attributable to excessive heavy metals, toxins, toxic chemicals, and minerals and trace mineral deficiency.

What Are Zeolites?
A Zeolite is an alkaline mineral which is formed when lava and ash from volcanoes have a chemical reaction with the sodium of sea water. This reaction creates a cage like structure along with a negative charge which makes zeolite different than any other mineral on the planet today. The negative charge in the zeolite acts like a magnet in your body to attract the positively charged toxins and heavy metals, and trap them in the cage of the zeolite. Other products in the marketplace cause what is known as a “healing crisis” by re-exposing your body to all of the heavy metals and toxins when they pull them out of your body cells. Your body then is forced to re-filter them which comes with many negative side affects. With zeolite’s cage structure, it traps the toxins and heavy metals, so your body is not re-exposed to them. This is why zeolite does not create negative reactions and provides concrete positive results in the detoxification process.

One of natures miracles, zeolite, was created over thousands of years upon the earth and has been waiting for science to catch up, find it, discover its greatness and deliver it to mankind where it can improve people’s lives and wellbeing.

The zeolites are a group of minerals with a four-sided honeycomb structure and, rare among minerals, a negative magnetic charge. The effect of the structure and the magnetic charge is that zeolite draws heavy metals (including mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, aluminum) and toxins to it and simply engulfs them. The toxins "check in" and they can't "check out." Then the zeolite carries them safely and harmlessly out of the body through normal digestion.

Because zeolite is a natural substance on the FDA's list of GRAS (generally regarded as safe), it is brought to the market as a powerful and unique detoxifier. 100% of the zeolite in our product (there are nearly 50 naturally-occurring zeolites) is the subgroup called "clinoptilolite". This type of zeolite that has been studied for its effect in human nutrition.

The human body views the clinoptilolite zeolite as a natural mineral, which is not absorbed by the body. Zeolite will pass through the body, absorbing toxins and heavy metals like a magnet with it's cage-like structure and negative charge, and then will be excreted by the body naturally within 5 to 7 hours. Such a mechanism enables long-term use without side effects and toxicity.

Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength Jumbo Intra-Oral Spray - 60ml bottle

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The Leading Science-Based Detoxifying Dietary Supplement

Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength also known as Nano Liquid Zeolite is exponentially more effective at removing heavy metals and toxins than other brands of zeolite liquids or zeolite powders.

 

Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength safely attracts and removes mercury, cadmium, heavy metals, radioactive particles, chemicals, toxins etc.  Nano Cellular Zeolite is by far the best chelation/detoxifier/heavy metal cleanser product on the market today. It has an affinity for heavy metals, thus it won't strip and deplete your body of beneficial minerals such as calcium or magnesium like many other non-selective chelation products such as EDTA do.

Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength formula's sub-micronized zeolite provides a much larger surface area for the zeolite to do it's job! When compared to the same volume of the competition's zeolite products there can be up to 1,000 nanotized zeolite particles for every single one of their micronized zeolite particles.

Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength formula's intra-oral spray is the most efficient delivery system possible. Up to 95% absorption compared to 10 - 50% absorption rate for capsules, powder and other zeolite liquid formulations. Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength goes to work instantly, detoxifying your cells, blood, organs, and naturally helps to balance your body's pH levels.

More effective than standard micronized zeolite products. Powder zeolite & other water-based zeolite liquid formulas utilize micronized zeolite, with particle sizes much larger than the proprietary nanotized zeolite crystals found in Nano Cellular Zeolite.

Also our Nano Cellular Zeolite chelation/detoxifier/heavy metal cleanser product is formulated to remove chlorine and fluorine, two of the most powerful oxidizing agents which are found in most tap water.

Nano Cellular Zeolite Extra Strength provides the highest concentration of nanotized natural clinoptilolite zeolite per spray.

Zeolite Liquid (High Potency) B-Tox - 60ml

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- High Potency - Zeolite Liquid

- No humic acid, no fulvic acid

- 100 mg per of zeolite serving!

- Jumbo
 2oz/60ml bottles!

- The most potent liquid zeolite on the planet, period!
 
- Tastes great!  Flavoured with natural fruit flavours

- Contains B-12 & Vitamin D3 too!

- Zeolite High Potency B-Tox removes Heavy metals and toxins from the body - without side effects.

- Boosts Energy and Immune System.

- Helps the body absorb vitamins and use antioxidants more effectively.

- Naturally increases your body's Alkalinity to balance pH.

- Super Efficient Absorption.

Men’s Health Magazine lists Zeolite as the 5th most important natural supplement for long-term vibrant health. June 14th, 2010 edition.

Most protein powders contain high levels of heavy metals, especially Cadmium. In fact, many protein powders are banned by specific states because they do not meet the health criteria due to heavy metal overload.

Of the EPA’s list of 275 hazardous substances, Arsenic, Lead and Mercury rank #1, #2 and #3. Cadmium is #7. These are some of the most common heavy metals that we are exposed to in our daily environment.

Most fish, especially tuna (known for it’s Omega 3’s) contain high levels of mercury in them.

In our everyday world today, toxins are everywhere! Evidence has been built about the effects of our toxic environment and what it has on our long term health. It is not good! Scientists have known for quite some time that pollution and pesticides can adversely affect human health, and mounting evidence now reveals far more serious, and even deadly connections between toxic exposure and a variety of diseases.

As toxins accumulate, they can have very negative effects on each and every system within our bodies. Our bodies are a precise machine that as these toxins build up over time, they can cause damage to neurological, immune, reproductive and endocrine systems. Some of these toxins can cause cancers, some are toxic to the brain and nervous system and some can even cause birth defects and diminish our body’s overall immunity levels.

How do we counteract the long term build-up of toxins in the body? Fortunately, there are natural compounds that do exist that can safely bind and remove these harmful toxins from the body. One group of such compounds includes some of the safest, most effective and natural detoxifying minerals known - Zeolites!

What Really Are Zeolites?
A Zeolite is an alkaline mineral which is formed when lava and ash from volcanoes have a chemical reaction with the sodium of sea water. This reaction creates a cage like structure along with a negative charge which makes zeolite different than any other mineral on the planet today. The negative charge in the zeolite acts like a magnet in your body to attract the positively charged toxins and heavy metals, and trap them in the cage of the zeolite. Other products in the marketplace cause what is known as a “healing crisis” by re-exposing your body to all of the heavy metals and toxins when they pull them out of your body cells. Your body then is forced to re-filter them which comes with many negative side affects. With zeolite’s cage structure, it traps the toxins and heavy metals, so your body is not re-exposed to them. This is why zeolite does not create negative reactions and provides concrete positive results in the detoxification process.

One of natures miracles, zeolite, was created over thousands of years upon the earth and has been waiting for science to catch up, find it, discover its greatness and deliver it to mankind where it can improve people’s lives and wellbeing.

DMSO

 

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All information is provided on this site & about the products sold & in the classes & retreats for educational & informational purposes only & no health claims whatsoever are made for anything on this website.  Although we make every effort to keep our information accurate and up-to-date, the information contained in this website is not intended and must not be taken to be the provision of health claims or provision or practice of medical advice or services nor a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have questions or concerns about your health or treatment or would like more information, contact a qualified health professional. Contact a qualified health professional before starting or changing any treatment.
 

DMSO - Food Grade Industrial Solvent in brown glass bottle

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With over 40,000 articles on its chemistry published in respected scientific journals and 11,000 articles written on its medical and clinical applications,  DMSO was approved and continues to be used by medical doctors throughout 125 countries around the world including Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan. The range of conditions for which DMSO is used is wide and varied beginning with interstitial cystitis, as a preservative of organs intended for transplant.pain, inflammation, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, back pain, fibromyalgia, and scleroderma, stroke, and it has even been found to relieve intercranial pressure caused by closed head injuries.

DMSO is commonly used by athletes & veterinarians use it on animals especially dogs & horses.

There is much information on the internet about the healing benefits of DMSO.

In New Zealand, medical grade DMSO is a prescription medicine. To comply with NZ law, even though the DMSO we are selling is human food grade, we are selling DMSO specifically as an industrial solvent. Like its near relative, turpentine, it will dissolve and remove paint from the wall.

To comply with NZ law, we cannot give any advice or recommendations on human use.

 

YOGA

 

Yoga Swing

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Improve your practice at home with this fantastic yoga accessory. The swing looks a bit like a hammock (and can be used as one) with the main component being a pelvic waist sling which allows you to move and stretch vertically, horizontally or to move into a complete inversion.

The ultimate yoga accessory

On either side are two arm and leg handles with two additional handles at the top. This yoga prop is a safe and fun way to strengthen each pose. It's lightweight (ideal for travelling), durable and available in a range of colours. It's manufactured in a small factory in Ubud, Bali and a donation is given back to the Ubud community with each sale of a swing.

About the Yoga Swing

The Yoga Swing is light, versatile and beneficial in a variety of ways, helping tone, stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate the body.

The main component of the Yoga Swing is the pelvic waist sling, which is also suitable for use as a relaxing hammock. Either side there are two arm and leg handles at adjustable heights, with two additional handles at the top.

The unique design allows you to move and stretch in every conceivable position; vertical, horizontal and total inversion. Demanding balance and awareness, the yoga swing takes your practice to new levels, utilising more brain neurons and muscle fibres than any ground or water exercise. The Yoga Swing provides a complete body workout in a fun and relaxing way with numerous therapeutic and physiological benefits.
Iyengar Yoga

Yoga has been practised in the East for thousands of years and more recently the benefits of yoga have been recognised by the West - an improved quality of life physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

In India, B.K.S. Iyengar masterminded the techniques now known as "Iyengar Yoga" which is followed by certified teachers and taught throughout the world. As these techniques can be used by all practitioners of yoga, Iyengar has made it possible for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras.

Iyengar yoga is a way of life and regular practice integrates the body, mind and emotions. The use of props such as the Yoga Swing, which originated from Iyengar, helps you the practitioner to achieve perfection in any yoga posture (asana).

The Benefits of the Yoga Swing

The Yoga Swing is the ideal way to safely practice inversion therapy, for gentle stretching of the spine. It relieves pressure on the vertebrae caused by your own body weight, gravity, poor posture and lack of exercise.

Comfortable and flexible, the Yoga Swing can be quickly and easily adjusted for a variety of positions and is versatile enough to provide a real workout and overall yoga development in a safe environment.

The Yoga Swing can be used to practice many yoga postures, such as downward dog, providing additional support to help train your mind and body to achieve the correct posture.

Ideal for both teachers and practitioners, the Yoga Swing is great for people wishing to differentiate their teaching and add a new dimension to the yoga class, by outfitting your studio with several swings.

The Yoga Swing is ideal for couples practising partner stretching. It can also be used to open the heart chakra and is great fun as a Sex Swing, exploring a variety of positions you can only imagine without one!

Light, durable and compact, the Yoga Swing can travel with you everywhere, even when you’re backpacking, for yoga everywhere you go.

The Yoga swing is easy to install, it will soon become a regular part of your daily life.

Manufactured in Bali

Yoga Swings are made in a factory located in a small village in Bali, where yoga has been a way of life for hundreds of years.

Each Yoga Swing is handmade by our trained staff using the highest quality components and tested for strength and integrity.The Bali Yoga Swing is the finest yoga prop in the world. It is a Vitality 4 Life approved product and exported worldwide.

The revenue generated by the Yoga Swing factory assists in running programs to help provide food, shelter and clothing for homeless children in Ubud, Bali.

Specifications

The Bali Yoga Swings are made from the highest quality nylon fabric available. It is the same parachute fabric used by airborne skydivers. The material is comfortable enough against the skin and breathes avoiding any sweaty feeling. The nylon fabric won’t mildew, is washer friendly and will last for 5 to 10 years with normal use.

Handles
These are made from black durable sponge foam like bicycle handle bar foam and give a non-slip, comfortable grip.

Adjusters
These slide up or down and can be cinched around the feet to keep them locked around them during movement.

Hooks
The 5mm Stainless Steel Hooks are super strong and will never rust.

Adjustable height
The system is simple and quick to adjust from one level to another. The Swing can be used by itself or the handles can be used with the Swing or the Swing can be removed and the handles used by themselves also. The 6mm nylon rope is 120cm long (2 included) has four levels of adjustment and can be custom finetuned by yourself by moving the knots up or down.

Installation

Your swing is relatively simple to install. You will need:

    * Tape measure
    * Additional strong ceiling rope
    * A ladder or chair

You may need ceiling hooks if no beam or place to tie a rope exists. (An 8mm thick or 1/4″thick steel hook of 8cm or 3″long wood screw tip). Hooks are available at local hardware store.

The rope included with your swing is for part of the adjustment system. You will need approx 5-6 metres of additional strong rope to mount around your home beam.

Firstly, select a safe spot where there is at least 60cm (2 feet) of space in all directions. This is the minimal amount (one metre or more space is ideal).

The beam must be sturdy and not termite infested. Test the strength of the beam if necessary by putting two people in the swing.

Outside on the balcony or verandah are ideal locations for the Yoga Swing. Places where others can enjoy it too are also good, in the living room or even in the bedroom if you purchased the Sex Swing.

Place a rag over the beam where the rope drops over and down to the floor. Over time the rope could become worn causing failure without this cloth.

1. Tie a strong knot in the rope when the looped end becomes level and measures 260cm or 8 feet from the floor to rope loop.

2. Wrap knotted adjustment rope around loop as shown.

3. There are 4 adjustable positions you may clip the Swing handles. The handles are best on the top knot where the lowest handle becomes a foot stirrup for sky walking and skier exercises. You may enjoy experimenting yourself.

4. As for the Swing, the ideal heights are the middle and other 2 lower knotted positions. The lowest position is good for floor work, for example stretching the lumbar area or doing inverted shoulder stands.

5. The Swing saddle hanging free should be about hip level. When inverting your head should be free of the floor. Adjust knots either up or down to the correct height. Try one test inversion to see that there is at least 10cm space between your head and floor.

 

Watch yoga swing videos on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoga+swing&aq=f

AUDIO TAPES & CDS

 

Children & The Hallelujah Diet - Audio Tape

 
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By Dr Joel Robbins

Thoughtful details on how and what to feed the young and young at heart, how to encourage children to make healthy food and life choices, and more.

Green for Life - Audio Book

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Green for Life

Read by Victoria Boutenko
Audio Book, 3hours 25minutes
16-page Booklet
Release date: 15 September 2010

Green For Life was selected as finalist for the Prestigious 2006 Independent Book Publishers Awards!

Many people know that we should eat more greens, but rarely do any of us truly enjoy our kale or wheatgrass. For the first time in history a remarkably enjoyable way of consuming the necessary amount of greens has been created by blending the greens with fruit. From this smoothie, the body can absorb the essential nutrients much more efficiently. Anyone can prepare tasty green smoothies quickly in their own kitchen, with their own choice of ingredients. With green smoothies people gain more control of their own health.

This book is written in a clear style, illustrated with anecdotes, diagrams and pictures. The results of the Roseburg study conducted by Victoria and Dr Fieber, reveal the unique healing potential of green smoothies. Boutenko was originally looking for a way to improve the raw food diet - a diet based on fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and avocados. While this eating regiment helped her family's health tremendously, Boutenko couldn't help but notice something was missing. After extensive research, she came to the conclusion that without a sufficient amount of greens one cannot reach optimal health.

Greens make our body more alkaline, add fiber, and provide a wide spectrum of prime nutrients. Chlorophyll effectively aids in the healing of many human ailments. Green for Life explains why eating more green leafy vegetables can help normalize the acidity level in the stomach. Greens can give us so much energy we will actually require less sleep.

Green for Life includes 23 delicious smoothie recipes with ingredients like romaine, strawberries, and bananas, to get you started on drinking your way to a healthier life. Plus, Boutenko shares the testimonies of her research subjects who drank 1 quart of her green smoothie every day with astonishing results.


Customer Reviews

Green Smoothies get rid of junk food cravings!!! by Rick Josey
What a wonderful book! For the past 20 years I've been on a quest to eat more natural foods,and my health improved drastically. But I still suffered from junk food cravings...until I discovered Green for Life!

Following Victoria's advice, I added lots of GREENS to my fruit smoothies, and the first day I did so MY FOOD CRAVINGS STOPPED. Bang. Just vanished. Just like my brain's "cravings switch" was flipped to the OFF position. Apparently my body had been craving minerals all those years, and once I started eating GREENS the cravings stopped. And I'm finally trimming down! Victoria's research in this area is much needed, and much appreciated. I especially love the chapter on the chimpanzees and their daily eating habits.

My wife and I participated in one of Victoria's Green for Life teleconferences, and we loved it. She speaks from her heart, is really a nice lady, and this was one of the best conferences ever. We love Victoria! And we sure love the changes that are happening in our bodies! Get this Green for Life book, make yourself some green smoothies, and watch your food cravings vanish. This is the secret to losing weight! :)
Thanks, Victoria, for Green for Life!

The way to healthy living by M. Caruso
I used to do a lot of juicing in the past but it is very time consuming and really messy. My problem is over since I got Green for Life. Making smoothies is a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get some fiber in addition to juice. In addition to great recipes for making smoothies the book is also a good source of information about proper nutrition, the importance of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and much more. Get this book!! Another great volume that you may not miss is Can We Live 150. These two books together make a perfect gift of showing the way to healthy living just for anyone.

Attention all IBS sufferers by S. Elaine
I was diagnosed with IBS almost a year ago, and tried my best to control it through diet (check out Heather VonVorous' Eating for IBS), but I would still have flare-ups, especially during stressful times. The green smooties are not only easy to digest (b/c its all blended for you) but they do wonders to regulate your GI tract. I have not had a flare- up since I started drinking my smoothies. If you have IBS, acid reflux, heartburn, or any other digestive issues you owe it to yourself to read this book.

Great introduction to blending, but should be taken with a grain of salt by BBP
I bought this book based on the large number of positive reviews and read it with an open mind, but also some skepticism. I wanted to boost my energy level as well as cut down on meat consumption, but was wary of fad diets and radical lifestyle changes. I was already exercising regularly (3-4x a week), so weight loss wasn't a concern. I was just tired of feeling lethargic all the time and wanted to try a new way to stop being so lifeless.

Thankfully, Boutenko promotes healthy living, not gimmicky diets or fad lifestyles. I gave the book an earnest effort, and within 2 weeks of regular and frequent blending (4 or more smoothies a day), I began to notice a big change in the way my body reacted. I was surprised to see myself growing very sleepy around 11pm and was wide awake by 7, all without a need for an alarm clock. My body became more in tune with the circadian rhythm and day/night cycles whereas previously, I stayed up half the night and didn't wake until past noon. As many others have reported, my craving for meat and junk food sharply declined. After drinking 2 or 3 glasses of smoothies/veggie juice blends in the evening, I didn't have much interest (or room) for much else.

My initial 5 or 6 pitchers were sometimes downright disgusting, but after I got used to the juice blends and varying the ingredients (adding some fruits or store-bought orange juice), I came to like them a lot and looked forward to a tall cold glass of green goo whenever I felt hungry. Particularly effective energy-boosters are dark leafy greens like kale and Chinese mustard greens (Brassica rapa).

Prior to reading "Green for Life", I was juicing. I always felt guilty throwing away all that vegetable and fruit pulp and just drinking the juice, and Boutenko made me realize why. I was discarding all the good stuff, like valuable nutrients, enzymes, and fiber. I had tried to use the pulp in soup, but it didn't taste very good. Juicing also left a big mess to clean up (mesh screen, pulp bucket, juicer walls), and I hadn't even thought to blend. So, now I blend, and keep 100% of the benefits and all the cleaning that's required is rinsing out the pitcher of my blender. Another bonus is that vegetables and fruit are a lot cheaper than meat, so the savings add up. $5 can buy a week's worth of juicing ingredients. In the supermarket, I began to walk right by the meat section without second thoughts, even when there were some great sales. Lower meat consumption is also better for the planet because of how wasteful meat production is.

"Green for Life" is a good starting point to a greener, healthier lifestyle, and I highly recommend it. I do have to take some of what Boutenko says with a grain of salt though. She seems to claim blending as a panacea which solves almost any ailment or condition. Otherwise, I have no doubts as to the health benefits of regular blending. I fell off the wagon for the last 3 months because of work and definitely feel the difference. I'm very tired again during the day, so I've restarted my blending routine. Getting more vegetables into your diet and eating less meat is never a bad thing.

MediDating: Meditations for Fearless Romance - Audio CD

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MediDating: Meditations for Fearless Romance

By Gabrielly Bernstein
AudioBook, 1hour 4minutes
Release date: 15 September 2011

MediDating is unlike any other relationship program out there. In this 11-track guided meditation, best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein helps you release romantic illusions, overcome fears and insecurities, activate your attracting power, and manifest love into your life. Many people carry disastrous relationship experiences from the past into the present moment. Holding on to anger from the last date who didn't call you back inevitably transfers negative vibes to the next one. This anger sabotages the possibility of creating a healthy new relationship, keeping you rooted in your history instead of the now. By relaxing into a state of peaceful awareness, you can learn to let go of past resentments and clear space for love. Through simple breathing exercises, visualizations, and mental reconditioning, you'll simplify and enhance your dating experiences, all the while using your inner guidance to find the perfect partner. Well, what are you waiting for? Release your romantic delusions and start MediDating today!

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!, by Amazon
I have purchased gabrielle's other mediations as well, but this one by far i enjoy the most! the very first mediation just sends this amazing energy through you! definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to have that good loving feeling again again, what we all had at one point in our life!!:)

5.0 out of 5 stars Medidating!!!, by KG
Simply fabulous! This album helps open your mind and release your fears about romance! With several different topics it covers the whole spectrum of relationships and love.

5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done meditation album, by Bean "Bean" (Westminster, CO United States)
I really like this meditation album. I think it's good even if you aren't dating, necessarily. I've applied the guidance to all my relationships - non romantic alike. Sometimes I just like someone to talk me through a meditation to focus and also, it's a nice way to time how long you're doing it.

5.0 out of 5 stars Kick start, by Mary P. Lafond "P Lafond" (Anchorage AK)
If you are hitting a wall with dating and looking for a kick start-this cd offers a new and fresh approach! Thank you, Patti

Nutrition - Audio Tape

 
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By George Malkmus

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

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The Nine Factors That Can Make a Real Difference - Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

By Kelly A Turner

Hardcover, 288 pages, 8 May 2014 or CD Audio Book, 1 July 2014, 9 hours & 22 minutes

Discover the nine keys that can unlock your pathway to dramatic healing.Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher and psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology, gives the reader the results of her research on over a thousand cases of Radical Remission--people who have defied a serious or even terminal cancer diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease. The results of this study, which focused on seventy-five factors, include astounding insights of the nine key factors that Dr. Turner found among nearly every Radical Remission survivor she has studied and an explanation of how the reader can put these practices to work in his or her own life.Every chapter of Radical Remission includes dramatic stories of survivors' journeys back to wellness. The realization that the possibilities for healing are more abundant than we had previously known gives people concrete ways to defy the overwhelming prognosis of terminal cancer. This is a book for those who are in the midst of receiving conventional cancer treatment, who are looking for other options because that treatment has done all that it can, or who seemingly have no options left but still feel that the future holds the possibility of hope.Kelly Turner's Radical Remission shows that it is possible to triumph over cancer, even in situations that seem hopeless. Encompassing diet, stress, emotions, spirituality, and other factors that profoundly affect our health and well-being, Turner's discussion of how our choices can cause the seemingly miraculous to happen will open your eyes to what is possible when it comes to lasting healing.

Reviews
An important book for all cancer patients. Radical Remission is filled with hope, science and possibilities. (Kris Carr, New York Times bestselling author)

Never before has anyone with Dr. Turner’s credentials dared to research the million dollar question: why do some patients get better from seemingly “incurable” illnesses? Dr. Turner has uncovered the holy grail those who want to optimize their chances for cure have been seeking. Bravo, Dr. Turner! (Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine & host of the National Public Television special Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine)

This book is filled with important information for everyone, whether struggling with cancer or not. She is giving the world a gift at such an important time as so many are feeling like they can’t take their lives into their own hands. Kelly empowers us all to do exactly that. (Colleen Saidman, cofounder and codirector of Yoga Shanti)

Kelly Turner delivers the message people addressing cancer -- or seeking to prevent it -- need to hear. Turner’s book gives you the support you need -- from science, tradition, and common sense -- to make powerful lifestyle changes that will tip the scales in your favor. (Pamela Miles)

“Radical Remission is a treasure trove of BIG TRUTH about the incredible healing power available to each and every one of us!” (Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the ,New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause)

“Radical Remission shows how we can shift the odds of remission in our favor. What I like most about this book is balance. Turner does not ask anyone to abandon conventional therapy, but instructs us on how to add healing factors that are often overlooked.” (Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters)

Radical Remission is a personal and deeply moving exploration of the power of the human spirit and innate wisdom of the body to overcome catastrophic illness. Persons with cancer and their families and friends will find it especially helpful. (Andrew Weil, M.D.)

Kelly Turner is studying phenomena that is the very research and story sharing that will step us forward into solving the cancer plague. Kelly Turner writes as an accomplished scientist and as a compassionate human being to inspire us to question deeply the roots of our illnesses. (Rodney Yee, author of Moving Toward Balance)

Customer Reviews

A very important book and a very important mission
By Kelley Eidem

As the author of the book "The Doctor Who Cures Cancer," I believe "Radical Remissions is a big step forward towards creating critical mass. Turner points out in her book that not one doctor she asked who had personally witnessed a Radical Remission had tried to publish the case as a classic case study. She also points out that there are over 1,000 reports of "spontaneous remissions" that have been reported in the medical literature, but that they weren't being pursued by researchers as to the commonalities among them. Turner has done that!

She asked the right questions, "Why did each of these people experience a spontaneous remission? What it spontaneous or was it something they did?" She found out that their remissions were due to something they did.

Turner also highlights how it is by focusing on the anomalies that new discoveries are made. Whether it be Dr. Revici's discoveries, the discovery of penicillin, etc, it is almost always in the exceptional case where the discovery is made. The book then goes forth to expand on the 9 biggest commonalities that she uncovered so that cancer patients can try them for themselves.

Turner continues to collect more cases to help verify her findings. In her book, she calls her findings a hypothesis. She wants to see more attention devoted to her data to confirm and expand her findings. We can be sure that the cancer industry will close ranks and not follow through on Turner's goal just as they have for the past 100 years. But the book and her continued mission is a GIGANTIC step towards greater awareness about the real ways to cure cancer.

Finally a book which uses research which supports non-medical invasive cures
By Christopher Steele

As someone who is always interested in alternative remedies outside of medicine, I purchased this book in hopes to learn more about the subject. The book was so much more than I expected in that not only was it well researched, but was written in such a way that it did not feel like an academic reading. Highly recommend.

A Treasury of Inspiration
By Paxdieta Books

RADICAL REMISSION shows that true healing often involves more than medical treatments.
Kelly Turner shows that transformation of the mind, the heart, the emotions, nutrition
and relationships are also essential. Her book contains a treasury of inspiring stories
and clear analysis, showing that inner transformation can produce positive changes
leading to true healing for body, mind and spirit. Recommended for all readers interested
in personal growth and development, not just cancer patients!
(Sarto Schickel, Author of Cancer Healing Odyssey)

Restful Sleep - CD

 
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Restful Sleep

Voice: Caz Sheldon
Harp: Celia Briar
Release date: 2001
The gentle music of Celia's harp and the supportive ideas and affirmations spoken by Caz are specifically designed to help you get all the sound and restful sleep you need.

So, as you listen, you can slip into a relaxed, harmonious state, drifting into deep refreshing slumber, learning new ways for you to really rest...

Spiritual Awakening with Raw Foods - Audio CD

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· Does diet influence the depth of our spirituality?
· Why is clarity better than knowledge?
· How do we make right choices in our life?
· What is the difference between pleasure and happiness?
· How can we find out our true life mission?

Victoria addresses these and other issues in one of her most inspiring talks, illustrating it with anecdotes from her own life.

Running time: 1 hour

You Don’t Have To Be Sick

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By Dr George Malkmus

This booklet includes the full nutritional program that will help you regain your health and energy.

VIDEOS & DVDS

 

12 Steps to Raw Foods - Double DVD

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Victoria Boutenko teaches coping techniques that help you stay raw in this “cooked food” world.

Recorded in Canada in October of 2003
Set of 2 DVDs
Running Time: 3 hours total

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Doctored: The Film the AMA DOes Not Want You to See

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead - DVD

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Director: Joe Cross
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
Run Time: 97 minutes

Editorial Reviews

Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

Customer Reviews

"I was so inspired after watching this movie I pulled my juicer out of the closet and I'm heading to Whole Foods today to pick up some good veggies and fruits. OK, I'm not overweight by hundreds of pounds or much less even fifty but I constantly battle with my weight going up and down 20-30 pounds. When I lose the weight I always feel so great but inevitably real life sets in and I find myself reaching for the wrong foods. Just to watch the weight loss of these two guys, Joe who made the documentary and Phil whom Joe met on his path across America during his 60 day juice fast, and seeing their life transform was amazing. Of course I realize that a juice fast may take the weight off and then after the fact I am left with the daily choices again but I really need to make a change for good this time because when the weight creeps up so does my blood pressure and I do not want to end up on medication.

So I am trying the 10 day fast and at the same time I am going to overhaul just how I eat in general. I already know I can lose weight with lowering my carb intake so I am going to combine that with working some raw foods into my daily living after I do the fast. I will report back in about two weeks.

UPDATE! This is one week after I started and as Joe says in the movie: "Hang on to your pineapples", LOL! I lost 9 pounds so far! Woohoo! First I want to point out that I know to be cautious of rapid weight loss. I also want to point out that I found the Reboot site after going to the movie's website and they give you instructions on how to do the diet. They have different diets and after you answer a few short questions it tells you which program may be best for you. I opted for the entry which is not juice only but you also eat raw veggies and fruit and they have recipes. There are other programs where you alternate juicing alone with juicing and raw veggies/fruit. You can join the community and there is a nutritionist and other members who answer your questions or just post progress, suggestions, or questions. (And no it does not cost to join :)" By S. Young

"Joe Cross, our hero in "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead", an inspiring documentary, is both overweight and has a serious medical problem to boot --- an auto-immune disease that requires 15 milligrams a day of Prednisone. That dosage guarantees long-term adverse side effects.

Although his physical challenges are serious, if not dire, Cross is a successful businessman. Facing progressive deterioration of his health, he decides to aggressively address his compromised vitality, and has the financial wherewithal to do so. Cross leaves his Australian home and business for the United States --- his "home away from home" --- and goes on a physician-supervised 2-month juice fast. He spends 30 days in New York City, and the second 30 days travelling by road from East to West.

Along the way he talks to people everywhere he goes, promoting the virtues of juice fasting. Two of the folks he meets are moved to join him. The first, a woman who suffers from migraines also suffers the juice fast, but finds non-pharmaceutical relief from her debilitating attacks and integrates juicing raw fruits and vegetables into her life. The second is Phil, a truck driver Cross meets at a truck stop. This is the first person Cross has met in his life who shares his precise diagnosis. Phil, who weighs over 300 pounds, initially refuses Cross' help, and that's that.

About 50 minutes into the film Joe Cross is all better. He's back home and back at work in Australia, living his newly-minted lifestyle, off of Prednisone. Wait! I'm confused. It's too soon in this movie for our hero to have banished his adversary. Aha! Cross listens to his U.S.-based message service and hears a message from Phil. Help!

I gotta tell you, this is story-telling at its finest. Life sometimes emulates great screenwriting. Joe Cross immediately flies back to his home away from home, and supports Phil in doing just a 10-day juice fast which quickly leads to a complete lifestyle change for Phil Riverstone. He loses a massive amount of weight, starts excercising, stops driving trucks, and leads groups at his local health-food store in incorporating juice fasts into their lives --- kinda like the good twin of The Who's "Tommy".

Joe Cross' charming personality and Phil Riverstone's jaw-dropping transformation could not be more inspiring. So, caution, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" may be good for your health." By Don Schwartz

"I was fortunate enough to be at the premiere screening at the Sonoma Film Festival this year.
The film is about Joe Cross, a businessman from Australia who's health was absolutely in shambles. He had a rare autoimmune disease and was in regular pain and had to take multiple medications to counteract the symptoms. He finally decided enough time was already wasted on treating symptoms and he wanted to treat the cause. He decided to take a 60 day tour of the US (30 in NYC and 30 spread throughout the rest of the country) to reboot his body and immune system with nothing but raw vegetables in juice form.

Joe's story alone was moving enough, but in Arizona Joe met Phil, a truck driver with the same autoimmune disease and even heaver than Joe had ever been. This is really the point where the story took a fantastic turn. Joe realized this film isn't just about him becoming healthy, its about educating people to how important simple nutrients are.

I highly recommend seeing this film. Even if you don't follow Joe's methods for juicing and rebooting, it still creates a great drive to be more conscious of the quality of fuel we put in our bodies every day." By Brian C.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2

A Joe Cross Film
DVD 1hour 30minutes
Publication Date: 2014

What began as the story of one man, is now a story about millions. After the film "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" documented his 60 day juice fast, Joe Cross vowed never to go on camera again. Since then, more than 20 million people have seen the film and Joe realized there's still a lot for him to learn about becoming healthy and staying that way. "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2" taps into the tsunami of positive change that's sweeping the world when it comes to what we eat. As Joe sets out to learn how to be healthy in an unhealthy world, he talks to a wide range of experts, follows up with folks from the first film, and connects with new people along the way. Each one helps Joe learn that healthy eating is only one aspect of living a healthy life. From stay-at-home moms to world-class surgeons to office workers in Kenya, it seems like everyone is trying to be healthier, yet struggling to do so. While on the road, Joe experiences some ups and downs when it comes to managing his own weight.

Reviews

REBOOT with Joe Cross!
by Barbara
EXCELLENT! Kudos to Joe Cross! This DVD is the sequel to his first "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" DVD. Essentially, it is six years later and Joe is back on the road interviewing and chatting with people all over the world. Of course he doesn't tell us anything we don't already know... vegetables and fruit are good for you... processed food is not.

This particular DVD is different from the first in that he speaks to more families and the emphasis is on support from family members and the community you surround yourself with. It also focuses on how important it is for children to develop good eating habits. Exposing them to juicing and being a part of preparing the family meal.

Joe is not unrealistic and even admits that his weight fluctuates due to stress and being on the road and how he reboots to get himself back on track. He also has a section where Phil is back. Phil was in the first DVD and lost an immense amount of weight. I won't tell you where he is right now in his life... no spoilers alert... watch the DVD!

You are certainly not going to "learn" anything from this DVD that you don't already know but you will be motivated to do something about your own health and perhaps your family's as well. I like to occasionally pop one of his DVD's into the TV and just play it as i do my things around the house. In the background, I hear the dialogue and it reminds me to get on track and be responsible for myself.

This DVD also incorporates some kitchy tunes and cartoons professing the benefits of a pant based diet. It's like Joe's answer to all the fast food commercials we are constantly being bombarded with everyday in all forms of media, TV, radio, magazines and newspapers.

I also have his book, The Reboot with Joe Cross Diet. It's ok... but you don't need a cookbook to tell you what vegetables to throw into the juicer! If I had to rate his products i would say the first DVD is his best followed by this second DVD and the book is a far away third. If you have young children though.. this second DVD would be better because of the presence of so many children in their families.

The essential message is to just do it and if you lose focus, reboot!

Good but not as focused as the First one by Red
I was really excited to watch this since I LOVED the first one and I am a big Joe Cross fan. First off, nobody makes health documentaries like Joe. I have watched MANY of these documentaries on Gaim TV and the production value, information and entertainment value of Joe's movies is the best. I am also a juicer and I did a reboot for 45 days this year and I am a member of the online reboot community. Having said that I felt like this video just did not have the same emotional punch that the first one did and it did not make me want to jump off the couch, grab an green juice and go running like I did when I saw the first one. (However there is a "surprise" about half way in the movie that broke my heart and made tears come to my eyes.) I think the main difference in this movie and the first is that the focus is broader and it is more about what happens after the diet or reboot. This really is a follow-up movie literally in that the movie shows us what Joe and others have been doing in the five years since the first movie. Joe is very honest in this movie and at one point even shows a graph of his weight starting at his heaviest and going to the present and he talks about the fact that he is twenty pounds heavier that he was post reboot and that his weight has fluctuated and even gone higher based on certain things that were happening in his life. He even admits that now he does about 40% fruits and veges, 30% animal products and 30% processed food. He is still off medicine and looks, and claims to feel, very healthy. I was not thrilled to hear his ratios but as he pointed out most people are 5% fruit and veges and the remaining 95% is animal products and processed so he way ahead of the majority. He also has spent the majority of the time in between the movies living on the road traveling promoting his Reboot company so the fact he has been able to maintain his weight at a healthy level is to be admired and taken notice of.

In fact the last part of the movie talks about why Joe has been able to live a hectic life and maintain the majority of his weight loss and continue to eat a much healthier diet than the standard person while others who have rebooted and tried to lose weight have "failed" and stopped eating healthier and gained all or even more of the weight back. Some people might not like this section because it "plugs" his Reboot web site and online community but I do not have a problem with that especially since the site is free. (In fact now that I think about it this movie is pretty plug free since he does sponsor a line of juicers which are never mentioned and he also has a line of juices - or did - that he does not mention either and other than showing him at book signings it does not even mention his recipe books.) As the movie powerfully makes clear with the "surprise" guest, many of us eat for many reasons other than the fact that we are hungry. One of the biggest reasons for emotional eating is and not feeling connected to a person or a community. For many people the only true support they get when changing their lifestyle is from others who are doing the same which is why the internet can be almost as big of a factor in our success as the food itself so showing the reboot community is actually a good thing. Also, I think the movie could have been more powerful if it focused more on why we make choices we no are bad and turn away from things we know from past experience will make us feel better and talked more about how to deal with that.

I also think people who are looking for an action plan might be disappointed that other than saying eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise more the movie does not really give any guidelines. In fact he really only spends about five minutes going over rebooting but he does use one of his great cartoons to illustrate who a reboot can get you back on track. He does surprisingly spend much more focusing on getting children to eat healthier and demonstrates that if you can get the children on board it is easier to get the parents eating healthier too instead of going about it the other way. Spread through out all of this is submitted videos by people who juicing has had positive changes on talking about a whole range of topics about their journey. Instead of trying to really push a diet agenda here the general idea here appears to be that what we should be doing and we need to try to move toward increasing our fruits and vegetables and making better choices for us and our family. Is that a middle of the road idea? Yes, it is but slow and steady in the middle of the road is often the way to get somewhere when the journey is so important but feels so far.

5.0 out of 5 stars It brought me tears by Teresa LeGrand
Great documentary! Even better than the first because you can see some of the main characters in the first one six years later and see the impact their new way of life has had on them. It brought me tears at times.

Food Matters - DVD

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A MUST SEE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEIR HEALTH

Revealed: Cheap And Effective Nutritional Secrets The Pharmaceutical Companies Don't Want You To Know About

WELCOME TO FOOD MATTERS

Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, in a mission to uncover the truth, have tracked down several of the world’s leaders in nutrition and natural healing in order to provide people with the most up to date information on healing disease naturally.

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Food Matters is a documentary film informing you on the best choices you can make for you and your family's health. Helping you save time, money and effort.

Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an overtoxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation.

In a personal quest of discovery the producers have set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth. The filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.

‘Food Matters' seeks to uncover the business of disease and at the same time explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. With the premise of the film being: access to solid information helps people invariably make better choices for their health.

The ‘Food Matters' duo have independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as  nbiased as possible, delivering a clear and concise message to the world - Food Matters.

Sick and tired of the confusion surrounding food?

Want to feel good and prevent or reverse illness and disease?

Join the Leaders in Nutrition and Natural Healing from around the globe in a Mission to Uncover the truth...


In this groundbreaking documentary you'll learn how to... 

  • Conquer Cancer naturally without chemo or radiation
  • Overcome Depression and Mental Illness without the nasty side effects
  • Prevent & Cure Heart Disease & High Cholesterol no matter what your genes
  • Lose Weight Fast in a safe, cheap & effective way and how one man lost over 150 pounds!!!
  • Choose the most ideal foods for Optimum Health and Longevity

    In this day and age with so many companies interested in profiting from your misfortune and ill health this film will help keep your money in your pocket and your health in your hands.

    We all know someone with Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Obesity, Mental Illness, Depression, Asthma, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue, Allergies and on and on...
  • Knowing what to do and where to turn has become unbelievably complex.
  • Find out what really works, what doesn’t and what’s killing you.

Becoming informed about the choices you have for your health and wellbeing can save your life.

WHAT ARE THE WORLD'S LEADERS IN NUTRITION SAYING

  • "Food Matters is a must see for those looking to take control of their health"
    - John Gray, Ph. D., NY Times Best Selling Author 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus'
  •   "Outstanding"
    - John Robbins, Author of 'Diet For a New America'  
  • "Food Matters is to getting healthy as The Secret is to becoming wealthy."
    - Ed Bauman, Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts
  • "Thought provoking, informative, and compelling, this film matters."
    - Rory Freedman, Coauthor of #1 NY Times Best Seller 'Skinny Bitch' 
     
  • “An informative look into what’s wrong with the modern food supply and why we must act now to change it.”
    - Linda Page, Ph.D., Traditional Naturopath, author of the bestselling book, Healthy Healing 12th Edition: A Guide to Self-Healing For Everyone 
     
  • " Remember when The Secret created a huge online buzz last year? Well, new doco Food Matters looks set to be its successor..."
    - Women's Health Magazine, August 2008

    "FOOD MATTERS is invaluable - engaging and inspiring..."
    - Nova Magazine, August 2008

Greens Can Save Your Life - Double DVD

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An inspiring and informative lecture with Victoria Boutenko.

This DVD is saturated with ground-breaking new information, presented in a clear and simple way!

October 2005
Running time: 3 hours

Hallelujah Testimonies - VHS - PAL

 
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This is the latest version of various people sharing their ‘It worked!’ story.

How To Eliminate Sickness - VHS - PAL

 
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By George Malkmus

“You don’t have to be sick!” if you accept the diet God originally gave to mankind in Genesis 1:29 (Latest version)

Interview With Sergei Boutenko - DVD

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This movie was created spontaneously from scratch, without any scenarios, or rehearsals. Watch Sergei being funny, serious, goofy, smart, at play, at work, and, of course, preparing and enjoying delicious raw food.

Recorded by Valya Boutenko during the fall of 2006

Running time: 45 minutes

Is Raw Food For You? - DVD

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A sincere and heart-warming Lecture with Victoria Boutenko.
In this DVD Victoria tells her remarkable raw food story, and explains the 4 levels of addiction to cooked food.

Recorded live in Toronto, Canada, 2003
Running time: 60 min

Overcoming the Food Imprint - DVD

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If we all know how to eat healthier, then why don't we?

Why do we sometimes read for the refrigerator door when we're not really hungry?

What are the origins of life-long food cravings, patterns, and preferences?

How can we transform destructive eating patterns and become free of compulsive eating?
What can be done to form healthier habits for life in children?

In this intriguing documentary, Valya interviews health experts, authors, teachers, psychologists, children and people on the streets.

The second half of this film looks at the reasons why children, loved ones, and friends often respond to diet-related advice with resistance and even defiance. This section is dedicated to working with the defensive reaction, and communicating in a kind, loving manner that supports positive growth and change.

Valya Boutenko has been a raw foodist for 15 years and is a certified raw food chef. She has recently graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts. Valya has been researching ways of inspiring children to eat healthier. She is th eco-author of the books Raw Family, Eating Without Heating, and Fresh as well as the producer of the award winning documentary Reversing The Irreversible. Valya is a student of The Work of Byron Katie and of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication. 

Running time: 50 minutes

Raw Gourmet Dishes Simplified - DVD

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Victoria demonstrates how to prepare 14 raw gourmet dishes in a very simple way.

Lots of helpful tips! Full of humor! Excellent material!

October, 2003
Running time: 1 hour 

 

Reversing The Irreversible - DVD

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While traveling around the Unites States and Canada teaching about the raw food lifestyle, Valya Boutenko has encountered many Individuals who improved their health naturally. Inspired by their stories, Valya decided to film some of the most amazing turn-arounds and to share them with the rest of the world!

In this eye opening documentry 37, people present their amazing transformations to health from the following conditions:

Acid Reflux Fibromyalgia MS
Allergies Heart Disease Osteoporosis
Anemia Hormone Imbalances Psoriasis
Arthritis Improve Skin Health Rheumatoid
Asthma Injuries Seizures
Cancer ITP Sinus Problems
Diabetes Mental Clarity Weak Bones
Eczema Moles/Warts

Weight Loss 

Valya Boutenko

A raw foodist for 15 years, has recently graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. Valya is a certified raw chef who specialises in desserts. She is the co-author of the books, Raw Family, eating Without Heating, and Fresh as well as the co-producer of the award winning movie, Interview with Sergei Boutenko.  

She has been researching the ways to inspire children to eat healthier. She practices nonviolent communication and is  a student of Byron Katie. Valya enjoys gardening, dancing, sewing and painting. She continues traveling worldwide sharing her gourmet raw cuisine and her inspiring story of change, and determination. 

Running time: 90 min.

The Miraculous Self-Healing Body - VHS - PAL

 
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By George Malkmus

Various medical Doctors, along with George Malkmus explain how the body was designed to function, and how different kinds of food affect body functions, Learn more about your self-restoring body.

The Way To Total Health - VHS- PAL

 
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By Rodney Fergusson $20.00

Rodney’s seminar in Christchurch, Feb 2001

BOOKS

 

10 Benefits of Green Smoothies Poster

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 An informative 11 x 17 inch poster revealing some of the benefits of Green Smoothies and delicious recipes.

12 Steps to Raw Foods

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by Victoria Boutenko

12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food
Revised and expanded Third Edition. Release date - April 24, 2007
Paperback - 264 pages.

According to Victoria Boutenko (author of Raw Family) only 1 out of 1000 people can stay on a raw-food diet without support. In her new book, she provides vocabulary, understanding, and compassion for those wishing to transition successfully to a raw-food diet. This book, highly recommended by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, encourages and supports you to trust your own instincts once past initial detoxification. Victoria Boutenko expertly addresses the: cultural attachment, social pressure, programming from birth, and the addictive quality of processed foods. She covers in detail: enzymes, detoxification and the 12-steps necessary in order to successfully make the transition and maintain a raw-food diet. Quick, Easy Gourmet Raw Recipes also accompany this remarkable book! This book is destined to be a best seller and is a highly recommended gift to loved ones.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Author’s Note

Part 1. Why Raw Food

Chapter 1. Where My Search Began
Chapter 2. What Was Missing in Our Raw Food Plan?
Chapter 3. Ode to a Green Smoothie
Chapter 4. Modern Science Studies Un-cooking
Chapter 5. What Is Life?
Chapter 6. Your Body Never Makes Mistakes
Chapter 7. What the First Humans Ate
Chapter 8. Convenience Against Health
Chapter 9. How My Family Eats
Chapter 10. Bacteria
Chapter 11. What About Insects?

Part 2. Human Dependency on Cooked Food

Chapter 12. Is It Really a Dependency?
Chapter 13. How Important Is It to Be 100% Raw?
Chapter 14. The Addictiveness of Common Foods
Chapter 15. Looking for Comfort in Cooked Foods
Chapter 16. Feeding Inner Hunger

Part 3. How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food

Chapter 17. Step 1: Becoming Aware of the Problem
Chapter 18. Step 2: Nourishing Your Body to Eliminate Cravings
Chapter 19. Step 3: Acquiring Skills and Equipment
Chapter 20. Step 4: I Love You No Matter What You Eat
Chapter 21. Step 5: Avoiding Temptations
Chapter 22. Step 6: Getting Support
Chapter 23. Step 7: Gratitude and Forgiveness
Chapter 24. Step 8: Actualizing Dreams
Chapter 25. Step 9: Embracing Other Healthy Habits
Chapter 26. Step 10: Gaining Clarity
Chapter 27. Step 11: Searching for Our Spiritual Missions
Chapter 28. Step 12: Giving Support to Others.

Part 4. Recipes
Index
Bibliography

3 Minutes to a Pain-free Life

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3 Minutes to a Pain-free Life: The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief

By Dr. Joseph Weisberg & Heidi Shink
Paperback, 304pages
Publication date: 17 June 2005

Relieve and prevent chronic pain forever with this simple, safe, and sure-fire three-minute daily program! Imagine a world free of aches and pains...no back pain, headaches, joint stiffness, or arthritis; no expensive ergonomic equipment or pain medications. With Dr. Joseph Weisberg's revolutionary new system, a pain-free life is now within reach of everyone--even those who have endured chronic pain for years. At the heart of Dr. Weisberg's system is the "3-Minute Maintenance Method"--a unique program for all ages and fitness levels that eliminates the conditions that cause pain in the first place. By utilizing six different thirty-second therapeutic movements the program makes it possible for the body to keep itself free of pain. Thanks to Dr. Weisberg's groundbreaking program, relief--and a lifetime of healthy muscles and joints--is finally at hand. In fact, it's just three minutes away!

Customer Reviews

A personal breakthrough! by Carl A. Dixon
I have lived with chronic pain for the last three years. I am old (58:) and very active physically. I have suffered pain that would normally be associated with having severe lower disk problems or maybe a pinched nerve - plus my low back muscles have been very painful. I work out carfully every day. I have had 4 MRI's in the last year plus a bone scane. I have seen a Neuro Surgeon, chiropracter(s), Orthopedic surgeon, family doctor, spinal surgeon and two physio thearapists. All of them have been helpful in some ways but no one can really help me or tell me what my problem is. My disks are fine and I have no pinched nerves. I purchased this book along with Framework. I read 3 Minutes 1st and started the exercises. I am completely pain free! I still find it hard to believe. It is over three weeks and I awake every morning wondering if my pain is back. I do the exercise for atheletes and have added a lower back exercise plus one for elbows. The total time is 4 1/2 minutes. I should mention I always warm up on my bike 1st so my muscles are able to accept any stretching. Plus the reading of FrameWork has helped in my weight workout. I have already recommended this to a friend and he is having similar results. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star report is that I believe he should have said more about warming up 1st and the book would be as good as FrameWork if he had added to the content to help those of us who are very athletically fit. But it is a great book and you will not regret purchasing it.

This book made me a believer by Madeline Weinstein
Seven months ago I experienced a very painful episode with my left knee. I was not aware of any causative event, but suddenly I could barely walk. I tried every treatment and product imaginable. I had an MRI, consulted two orthopedic surgeons, and briefly considered surgery as my only option. This was after spending hendreds of dollars on products (knee braces, heat and cold wraps, herbs, ointments, etc.), and trying acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, and a host of other therapies. I was unable to exercise, gained weight, and began scanning Modern Maturity magazine for walking aids! Then, my daughters gave me a copy of the book, "3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life", and I started to do the six therapeutic movements outlined in the book. I've been doing them daily now for a month and I have regained considerable mobility. I was able to start an exercise program and I'm amazed that I can now walk and exercise without pain. I even had my back go out on me, and I immediately did the specific stretches the book recommended. By the second day I was able to stand tall and move without debilitating pain. Another bonus of the book is that it is a highly readable layman's text of Anatomy and Physiology. I learned a lot about my body in the process of healing it. I plan to buy this book for everyone I know who struggles with chronic pain.

Good advice despite the over-hyped title. by Caponsacchi
Hardly a "revolutionary" program for those who have read anything about the muscular-skeletal structure of the human body, the interrelations of muscles and joints, and the importance of keeping the muscles stretched. But the author does offer an inviting, simple, and feasible set of six exercises which, if done religiously every day, 30 seconds per exercise, can prevent further abuses and damage (the title's apparent promise of restoration or a "cure" seems a bit exaggerated). Compared to the impossibly long list of tedious, often painful and exhausting exercises given me by my PT, Dr. Weisberg's program is cause for a sigh of relief.

Well over half of the book is devoted to anatomical discussions, motivational talk, and testimonials rather than the program itself. The heart of Dr. Weisberg's advice is the familiar "use it or lose it." The author practically demonizes the chair and the unnatural "C" shape that it encourages. The idea is to align the body to its natural center of gravity, producing the "S" curve. Anyone who finds it excruciating if not impossible to assume the squat position (maintaining balance on the heels is the challenge) or the split (only in my dreams) may be frustrated by the book's program of exercises. Still, anyone should benefit from these 6 exercises, even if some are not implemented to perfection (I'm structurally incapable of bending over and touching my toes--unless permitted to bend my knees).

So far, so good by Daisy
My problem: hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome. I'm three days into the stretches that this book recommends. Already I've received more pain relief than I ever got from anything I tried before, including physical therapy, acupuncture and a cortisone injection. I'm very hopeful that I will soon be pain-free.

Update: five months later, my piriformis syndrome is very much under control. I'm back to working out on a stair-climber, back to long walks with the dog, back to being able to sleep w/o pain killers. I still get twinges of pain, and must continue the stretches, but I'm so much better.

A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand

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By Andrew Crowe

Plastic protected paperback - 192 pages

New, updated edition of this very popular field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants.

Over 190 trees, shrubs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail, with information on which parts are edible, and when, how plants have been used, their nutritional value and where they can be found. As well as a practical guide about what can be eaten, it also aims to be a comprehensive study of early Maori plant foods and their preparation.

There is also a separate section on important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand, or likely to be confused with the edible plants.

This attractive book is illustrated with over 130 line drawings and over 120 photographs.

A Response To The Makers Diet

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By Rev George Malkmus

Paperback: 64 pages

These responses to Jordon Rubins book "The Maker’s Diet" that appeared in the Hallelujah Health Tips #357-#374 have recently been put into booklet form.

Achieving Great Health - New Fully Updated 2nd Edition

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How Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water Can Make You Healthier than You Have Ever Imagined In 90 Days or Less.


The Seven Components of Natural Health


By Bob McCauley

With a Foreword by Peter Ragnar and Introduction by Dr. Gabriel Cousens

2nd Edition, November 2011
Paperback, 232 pages

"This book is a winner." Gabriel Cousins

Health books require medical disclaimers because if you don't provide them you become liable in every way. But I don't have any problem stating that I know almost nothing about medicine and have no formal training in the health field. But then, what does it take to understand how to Achieve Great Health, a doctorate or a few letters behind your name? More than anything it takes understanding through experience and that is what I have done. These are simply my observations about how I became healthy. Anyway, medical disclaimers are necessary so here is mine:

This book is not intended in any way to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice. Rather, it is meant to demonstrate that aging can be slowed and even reversed and that great health is achieved when the most fundamental nutritional needs of the human body are met. If you feel the need, always consult a doctor or another medical professional when you have an illness or disease of any kind. We admit to knowing little if anything about medicine and therefore would never offer medical advice to anyone for any reason. Medicine is in one direction, health is in the other. The author offers health advice that is his personal opinion only.


Foreword

What if you could tap the treasures of health wisdom from the world's experts? Imagine if you could ask them anything! Yes, anything and everything about how you could Achieve Great Health. Now, wait! This is more than just getting rid of diseases like cancer, heart problems, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and silly ailments like the flu. This is about Achieving Great Health!

Very few people have ever had that privilege. My friend, Bob McCauley, is one of those rare people. As a talk show interviewer he has asked the world's experts everything you ever wanted to know about health.

After years of testing, using his own body as the laboratory and observing the results, Robert discovered the hidden formula. So, not only do you have a distillation of the Greatest Minds of Natural Healing, you have it in a simple form that you can use. Yes, you can Achieve Great Health in 90 days or less!

I certainly, don't mean to imply that all these great teachers agree on every point. Even Robert and I have a minor difference or two. But, what is presented within these pages is so important to your personal health that it's vital for you to get started today.

I feel so strongly that you will Achieve Great Health by following my friend's advice that I jumped at the humbling opportunity to write this forward. Please, don't let another minute pass without making a decision to Achieve Great Health.

With you in Achieving Great Health, Peter Ragnar

Introduction

Achieving Great Health in 90 Days or less is one of the most inspiring live food and health book primers that I have seen. Bob McCauley distinctly understands the mystery of creating optimal vibrant health. He shares it through the medium of his own experience, which is the real foundation of healing.

He has isolated the fundamentals of health: becoming alkaline, raw foods, the use of super foods Spirulina and Chlorella, adequate hydration and ionized water, probiotics, exercise, and a positive mental attitude.

The power of healing is about the broad strokes, rather than the details or obsessing about health. This book is excellent for those making the transition into live foods. It helps people wake up into the practical reality of living a live food lifestyle. His discussion of live foods and the use of chlorella and Spirulina is one of the best I have seen. I personally also use the E3Live in addition to the other algae. The E3Live has the much needed long chain omega 3 DHA and EPA which is not available in the vegetarian world except for golden algae for DHA and purslane for EPA. It also stimulates stem cell production, and has an intensity of neurotransmitter precursors, which makes it particularly powerful for enhancing brain function.

Bob has a wonderful way with words to present the issues people face when they choose to be healthy. “Everyday when we awake, we do one of two things: improve our health or encourage disease.” The power of his health wisdom comes from his direct health experimentation over the years as well as from his role as a health talk show interviewer, which allowed him to tap into the wisdom of many of the worlds leading experts. With his background as a layperson, he as been able to beautifully distill this wisdom down into some simple principles that allow them to be grasped by the general public. The basic principle is that when we flow with nature and follow the natural laws the tendency toward disease will diminish. According to Bob, optimal health is the point where the body is totally regenerating itself, each organ is functioning to capacity, and biological aging has stopped or reversed. Disease cannot take root in a vibrantly health body and mind. A high functioning body in which the energy is freely flowing creates the preconditions for the light of the Divine to awaken.

I appreciate this book so much because he has summed up how to create high level wellness in one sentence and then simply, but eloquently takes the rest of the book to explain this one message. As he unfolds his message, we are treated to a delightful sharing of practical tips and insightful quotes that he has gathered over the years. He has simplified his approach into six components, which naturally detoxify and alkalize the body.

1. Hydrate the body

2. Introduce Spirulina and chlorella into your diet

3. Introduce probiotics

4. Introduce raw foods and build slowly until one reaches 100% raw

5. Minerals & Our Health

6. Daily exercise

7. Develop a positive mental attitude

I highly recommend this book to anyone starting out on the journey to health and look forward to carrying it in our Awakened Living Shoppe at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. This book, like Bob McCauley, is a winner.

Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD (H)

Preface

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”  ~ Mark Twain

If you are sick it is because you allow yourself to remain sick. By that I mean that the human body is capable of curing itself of any disease. Unless you are terminally ill, the average person can Achieve Great Health in 90 days or less. In most cases, even those diagnosed as “terminally ill” can turn their health around in several months if they are determined to live at any cost.

We get sick and prematurely age ourselves by turning our bodies acidic. We turn ourselves acid by living on a primarily cooked-food diet, not properly hydrating our body, consuming substances such as processed foods that barely resemble anything nutritious, while at the same time doing almost nothing to alkalize ourselves. When we become acidic we are wide open to disease of any and all kinds. If we are sick, our bodies are acidic. If we are seriously ill, our body pH is dramatically lower than it ought to be. This is a dangerous, sometimes life-threatening situation that cannot be ignored. But it can easily be remedied if we become resolute about changing our health.

The protocol for permanently ridding the body of disease and living in true health is quite simple. We should only consume Spirulina and Chlorella , Raw Foods , Ionized Water and probiotics. We must also exercise regularly and maintain a positive mental attitude . Health is as simple as that. The following pages describe exactly how we can Achieve Great Health in only a few months time. This protocol can be followed by anyone, regardless of your current health situation. The better shape you are in, the easier it will be. All it takes is the desire to do so and the determination to see it through.

I have not by any means attempted to answer every question about health in this book, nor cover every conceivable health topic. Rather, this book paints broad strokes about how we can be as healthy as we can possibly be. Although the details of how the body actually works are nice to know, it certainly is not necessary if we only want to be healthy. The details are provided merely to support the arguments I pose in this book. How many of us would drive if we had to learn to dissemble and repair a car? Mechanics would be our chauffeurs if that were the case.

To be healthy, we only need to know what belongs in the body and what does not. Once we have implemented the simple lessons outlined in this book, true health will most certainly follow.


Prologue

“For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.” ~ Clifton Fadiman
When I wrote my first book, Confessions of a Body Builder, Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (COABB), I was aware that I had not said everything about health I wanted or needed to. But I knew I had laid the foundation for the true road to Great Health. What I want to accomplish with this book is a further exploration of exactly what we need to do to Achieve Great Health, Perfect Health. The premise of writing this book was that I wanted nothing more than to seek the truth about how to be healthy; the following pages describe what I found.

Profound lifestyle changes are not easily implemented and that is what's required. Most of us are fundamentally resistant to change even though it is change that keeps us vital and invigorated, more than we ever realize.

I wrote this book for everyone, especially the average person who lives on a meat and potato, junk-food, fast-food, processed-food diet or perhaps likes to barbecue on the weekends. Many of us don't realize that the world of true health even exists, that it actually is a place you can take your life to if you chose. True health is found in the raw , not cooked world of food, and it is one seldom visited by most people.

As for the health conscious community at large, this book will make perfect sense to most of them because their minds are already open to new possibilities. Everyday when we wake, we do one of two things: improve our health or encourage disease. The choice is always our own.

Many questions have arisen about my health protocol since writing COABB and I have tried to answer them in this book. One of the most common questions has been: If I go with this protocol, how long will it take till I am healthy? The answer is 90 days or less, depending on how badly you want to be healthy. This can be achieved regardless of how sick you may be at the moment, short of being rived with some disease that has placed you at death's door. If you do not properly hydrate, detoxify and alkalize your body, you will never be healthy. It is simply impossible. Only algae, raw foods and Ionized Water can achieve this quickly, especially if you are an adult with a lifetime of accumulated toxic waste in your body that has completely acidified it.

What I mean by Great Health is robust health, the kind of health that only a few of us will ever experience. Simply moving to a Raw-food Diet will allow your body to remain healthy. But without the incredible rejuvenating, body-building nutrients of Spirulina and Chlorella, along with consuming Ionized Water and Probiotics , exercising daily and developing a Positive Mental Attitude, Great Heath is not possible.

This book is the culmination of my knowledge and experience with human health and how to get there. I am not a formally trained medical, health or nutritional professional in any way. What I know of health is what I have read, experienced and spoken with others about. I offer in these pages no medical advice, but rather guidance and ruminations about health. I know almost nothing about medicine because medicine does not lead to health. This book is essentially one person's opinion, that of my own. However, I challenge anyone to find flaw with the basic tenets of my health philosophy, which is that water and raw foods rule .


My Journey to Perfect Health

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost

I got my first warning sign that I was heading for physical ruin in 1992 after a stressful move from New Jersey to Michigan . I became quite ill over a 12 hour period and had to be taken to the hospital. It was likely a kidney or gall stone, but they never determined exactly what it was. It happened again one year later. I was on the road to the demise of my health. I was a lacto-vegetarian; I consumed dairy products , but no meat at all. I understand now that I was destroying my body with a cooked-food diet that was not providing me with any rejuvenating nutrients and was slowly acidifying every inch of me. I was dying prematurely as does everyone who lives on a cooked-food diet.

Most people don't make it to 50 before they're on some kind of medication, which is the first white flag they throw up as they surrender themselves, piece by piece, to disease, premature aging and unnatural death. Once you submit yourself to medicine, medical procedures, surgery and allopathic doctors, you are giving up and allowing yourself to become a health lemming. Your friends and family have diseases just like yours; thus you assume that disease is an inevitable part of life. Everyone else eats cooked foods, goes to a doctor and gets pills, so if you don't something must be wrong with you.

The truth I have discovered over the last eight years is that when you flow with nature and do the things that nature demands of all living things, disease does not exist and the idea of living a “long life” of only 90 years will disappear. Science tells us that the human body is built to live at least 120 – 150 years, yet it is rare for anyone to reach that age. If we can indeed rejuvenate ourselves at a cellular level, meaning that our cells are constantly provided with sufficient water and nutrients, the body itself can theoretically live indefinitely. There are many intriguing notions and possibilities in considering this principle. I will leave it to you to speculate on what those possibilities could mean for you, but the conventional notion of a lifespan will seem silly to you by the time you've finished reading this book.

I am in my forties and have the body I had in my twenties. I can run like I did when I was in high school. I have gotten stronger and more limber since moving to this health protocol . I have more stamina and endurance than anyone I know who is my age or older. I look like a person ought to look for my age, i.e. youthful, not what we are accustomed to seeing in people my age. All these things are quite special, but I am not special. Anyone can do what I am doing. Anyone can take their life to the next level and beyond. Anyone can stop putting walls in their path if they chose to.

Changing your life in a fundamental way begins with self respect. If you have that, you have the intelligence and integrity to realize that our many appetites put us in a painful, early grave and we only cheat ourselves out of God 's most precious gift, our health and therefore our lives.

The cure for all disease is found at your local supermarket in the produce section. The cure for any disease will never be found in a laboratory and that is hard to accept because science has always dazzled us; and for many has become the answer to all our problems. Three things must be accomplished if we expect to cure ourselves of any disease. We must hydrate, alkalize and detoxify the body. It is the recurrent theme of this book because it is the recurrent theme of health. This book will tell you exactly how to accomplish this so that regardless of what disease you may have, you can rid it from your body.

Attaining my current level of health has been difficult, although I can hardly begin to describe to you how wonderful I feel each day. I have come far, but my journey to perfect health continues because there are always areas of our lives we can improve on. If you have not heard of the raw food lifestyle, then come with me and discover the incredible world of fresh foods and raw dishes that will at first seem alien to you, but will one day become your close friends. Open your heart and hear the message of perfect health that nature offers us. You will not be disappointed with the results.

Perfect health is the point when the body is totally regenerating itself every moment, when biological aging has stopped completely and each organ of the body is functioning to its capacity. Few of us ever truly achieve this. I am not there yet and still have far to go. But considering where I was and how I felt then compared to how I feel now, this sure feels like perfect health. I can't wait to experience the real thing.

Summaries of Achieving Great Health

Water Summary
Spirulina and Chlorella Summary
Raw Food Summary
Book Summary

Water Summary

“Water is a colorless liquid that enables us to see the colors of the rainbow. It has no form but gives form to everything. It is billions of years old but can constantly rejuvenate itself. It is at the beginning and end of every cycle of life and history. It provides a constant interchange between the Earth and all the other planets in the cosmos. Every drop is a microcosm of the universe, carrying information from ancient eras and from worlds that we cannot yet understand. It is a liquid, a solid and a vapor. It is everywhere and in everything. It holds the key to our health, and we hold the key to the health of water.”~ Charlie Ryrie

You need to hydrate your body because there is nothing more important regarding human health than a properly hydrated body, which translates into sufficiently hydrated cells throughout the body. If the body's cells are not healthy, we cannot be healthy. Cellular health equals human health.

Ionized Water has four qualities that are perfect for the body's health: Antioxidant , Alkalinity, Hydration and Detoxification. Start slowly and increase the potency of the Ionized Water you consume until you are drinking 1.5 – 2 gallons per day. Drink it all day except around mealtime. An extra trip or two to the bathroom is an extraordinarily cheap price to pay for your most precious possession: your health. You are the only person who can consume enough water to start on the road back to the health you were born with, that which God intended you to have, not the body you have transformed it into from a lifetime of eating primarily dead foods that are acidic, dehydrating and void of any rejuvenating properties.

Hydration is the first step toward reversing chronic illnesses and strengthening the immune system . It is our first defense against disease and the very keystone of human health.

There is a certain calm and stillness that only water offers. It is impossible to sit by tranquil waters and not feel at peace. Herman Melville mused that “ Meditation and water are wedded for ever.” He could not have been more right. We came from the sea.

Spirulina and Chlorella Summary

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.” ~ Sir Francis Bacon

The most powerful foods on earth are Spirulina Pacifica and Chlorella Pyrenoidosa. They compliment one another in many ways because they are completely different foods with different nutrients. Spirulina is an extremely pure food, 95% digestible, extremely high in the Vitamin B-complex, iron, calcium and essential fatty acids such as Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is excellent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or bursitis. Spirulina is an excellent food to consume before a workout because of the explosive energy it provides to the body.

Chlorella has incredible anti-cancer properties. Its unique fiber is great for the digestion, as well as heavy metal and synthetic toxin removal. It has large amounts of nucleic acids (RNA/DNA ), which, along with amino acids (protein), are the building blocks of our cells. Chlorella can even be used topically on cuts, scrapes, infections, even serious wounds, as can Spirulina .

The second step in Achieving Great Health is to add these superfoods to your diet. Start slowly, gradually increasing them until you reach a dosage of at least eight grams of each daily. (See Appendix: Spirulina, Chlorella & Water Dosages .) You can never consume too much Spirulina and Chlorella as long as they are raw and their enzymes are intact. As you increase your dosage, gradually reduce your intake of protein from traditional sources, such as meat , fish, eggs, soy and dairy products . Algae is best consumed with each meal because of its high protein content, the highest percentage of any foods known with 18 different amino acids that are in the proper ratio to one another. Protein must be consumed with everything you eat for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Most vegetarians lack sufficient protein in their diet.

Great Health will be nearly impossible to achieve without these two powerful whole foods at the center of your diet.

Raw Food Summary

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."  - William Feather

Only a raw foodist has the ability to Achieve Great Health, perfect health, the kind of health most people only dream of. If you remain on a cooked-food diet, you will never truly be healthy even though the outward symptoms of disease may not manifest themselves for years to come. Disease always resides in the body of the cooked foodist whether the symptoms are there or not.

Everyone wants to be healthy. No one wants to be sick or even divulge they ever get sick. Sadly, most will remain sick because of their refusal to leave the cooked-food world behind and start putting in their body what naturally belongs in it, that which can only make them healthy. Only what comes from nature will ever make us healthy. There is no substitute for nature because it is God 's ever-moving hand. And no matter what man creates to try and make himself healthy, it will only end in failure. God's temple can only be properly served and maintained by the raw foods that are produced by God's creation, that which we call nature .

Book Summary

“The credit belongs to those people who are actually in the arena . . who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions to a worthy cause; who at best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."~ Theodore Roosevelt

The body can cure itself of any disease. If you are sick it is because you allow yourself to remain sick. Hydration, alkalization and detoxification are the three keys to preventing and curing us of any disease. Nothing is more important to the body than water and there is no better water for the human body than Ionized Water . It is a powerful antioxidant, as well as extremely alkalizing, hydrating and detoxifying. Fasting with water is the healthiest thing we can do for the body.

Spirulina and Chlorella are the two most powerful whole foods in the world. They are perfect proteins and have the broadest array of nutrients of any foods. We should replace our traditional animal protein sources, meat , fish, eggs and dairy with these two nutraceuticals, which, like all raw foods, provide the body with the proper nutrition so the body can heal itself.

Probiotics ( acidophilus and bifidus ) are friendly bacteria that help the body assimilate nutrients and keep the digestive tract clean and alkalized. They are crucial to human health and should be consumed with everything we eat.

All cooked foods are acidic, poisonous and addictive. We eat them because we like their taste and because we have been conditioned all our lives to believe they are healthy for us. Raw foods are alkaline and rejuvenate the body by providing the body with nutrients that have not been either destroyed or chemically altered by cooking. Cooking is the greatest destroyer of our health. Raw foods contain enzymes which are responsible for every movement, action or thought of the human body and mind. Without enzymes, life would not be possible.

Regular vigorous exercise is essential if we wish to achieve robust health. We should work each of our 650 muscles every day. Cultivating a positive mental attitude is also critical to our health. Self-doubt can destroy your efforts with the force of split atoms. Have faith in yourself and what you can achieve and a hero that others will want to follow will appear in your mirror one day. Great Health gives us confidence, vigor, purpose and even more importantly it gives us hope.

 

Adding More Ing To Your Life

 

Advice On Dying: And Living Well by Taming the Mind

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Advice On Dying: And Living Well by Taming the Mind

By Dalai Lama XIV
Paperback, 240pages
Publication date: 6 May 2004

In this ground-breaking book, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that, when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focussed in the right direction, and in the right manner. Advice on Dying cautions us not to fall under the influence of the mistaken belief of permanence. We should not think that we have a lot of time in this life, because there is a great danger of wasting our lives in procrastination. He suggests we meditate on our lives, and on the indefiniteness of the time of death. For, though the time of our death is uncertain, death itself is certain...In this empowering and positive book, His Holiness brings new inspiration to a subject that we, in the West, have long ignored to our detriment. It is only by taming our minds and fully facing the end of our lives, that we can fully live in the present moment.

Reviews

"Eloquent."
-- Publishers Weekly (Publisher's Weekly )

Customer Reviews

Amazing Technical Manual on Physical and Spiritual Reality of Death and Living a Better Life by Stephen Thomas
Did you know that Tibetan Buddhism is tantric? That is just one of the revelations of this book. It is obvious that, through the ages, the meditation masters have been observing the physical symptons of death and dying. This book explains the physical symptoms one experiences at each stage of the process of dying, described in a thick context of a metaphor of energies and levels of mind. (If you are a spiritual mystic, you'll love this! I must admit, I have had to read it a couple of times to get my Western mind to surrender -- but the journey is worth the concentration.) When I get to my death bead, instead of allowing the people around me to mourn, I have written instructions for my family to have someone read this book to me (over and over if I last that long) -- whether I'm apparently conscious or not (and I will invite the others to read Hesse's Siddhartha and go home and forgive someone they hate). Along with physical symptons of dying, this book details the journey of the mind and consciousness as the traveler experiences the only event we are all born to experience. Many thanks to the Dalai Lama and his teachers.

Scarce information presented clearly and concisely. by Islander
This particular text contains very hard to find information on the inner structure, presented in a clear, straightforward, concise and comprehensive manner: Included are descriptions of the symbols for, and the actions of, the various levels of consciousness, chakras, channels and winds and the results of prana movement through the body. This information is just not easily findable or accessible elsewhere in any one place. You could even use this information to accurately decipher ancient teaching thankas.

His Holiness has written many books and there is, of necessity I think, a great deal of similar information overlap amongst them, however he always manages to insert into each work some truly unique gem of information not readily found elsewhere. It's rather like the old children's visual game of Find The Precious Objects Hidden Somewhere In This Picture. These unique additions in the midst of familiar territory are tiny hints at the profound depth of wisdom inherent in this great teacher. Don't fret over this book's details.

Read it once through whether or not you like it, then just be patient and go back, and read it again, and yet again, and eventually, you will find it easy.

Profound, Moving and Touching by Matthew Goddard
I would recommend this book to everyone. The title is spot on, as it is rooted in the experience and wisdom of generations of human beings before us who have cultivated mindfullness and patience at the highest level.

Through understanding the processes and phenomenon involved in dying, we are thereby more equipped to face our own departure with equanimity, and grace, rather than clinging to "this life" or "this body".

Be assured that this body that you have lovingly cared for with food, clothing, shelter and other amenities of this life, will pass away, and abandon you at the time of death. It would be wise therefore to cultivate a sense of impermanence so that one might pass gracefully, without suffering or lamenting.

Through embracing death as an inevitable part of life, we cultivate compassion, empathy, and equanimity and thereby enable ourselves to live a better life.

Alkalize or Die

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By Dr Theodoore A Baroody, Jr

Paperback: 242 pages

This powerful book carries an important message that can benefit everyone—a message destined to revolutionize health care of the future with one simple principle—ALKALIZE YOURSELF!

The world is facing the largest health crisis in recorded history. Dr. Baroody's comprehensive research and clinical findings indicate that illness and disease are directly linked to over-acidity in the system. The polluted air we breathe, the chemicalised food and water we ingest are just part of the problem. Stress on all levels—physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual cause the body to overproduce acid wastes, upsetting our delicate alkaline/acid balance.

By following the guidelines in this book you can evaluate your alkaline/acid situation, determine a course of correction, and achieve a high level of vitality and strength.

Discover:

    * Clear definitions of alkaline and acid.
    * What causes tissue acid wastes.
    * Why hydrochloric acid is good for you and other acids are not.
    * The alkaline needs of glands and organs.
    * The truth about contagious diseases.
    * How to prevent acid-related maladies that accelerate ageing.

Learn how to:

    * Choose foods that create alkalinity.
    * Prepare alkaline-forming meals using the 21 day meal planner.
    * Take nutritional supplements for proper alkaline/acid balance.
    * Use the new "super foods" for building alkalinity.
    * Neutralize any type of stress.

Reap the rewards of superior health by adopting the alkaline way of life!

Excerpts:

Acidosis is the basic foundation of all disease. We need to understand the simple process of alkalizing our body and the important role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and maintaining our overall health. Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system.
 
The Impact Of Acidosis On Your Organs:
 

Heart
The heart is one of the most alkaline-dependent organs in the body. It is partly enervated by the vagus nerve which functions best in an alkaline environment. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid wastes. These wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and degeneration of the heart follows. An alkaline system creates an ideal heart function.
    
Stomach
Digestive difficulties (belching, bloating, sensitivity at the waist, intestinal gas, regurgitation, hiccups, lack or limitation of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic in children) may indicate vagus nerve problems and possible hiatus hernia syndrome, which can produce acid residue throughout the system. Hiatus hernia can quickly reduce necessary hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Without proper hydrochloric acid breakdown of foods, the foods become too acidic.
    
Liver
The liver has over three hundred functions, including processing acid toxins from the blood and producing numerous alkaline enzymes for the system and is your first line of defense against any poisons. All the nourishment obtained through the gastrointestinal tract enters the blood by way of the liver. The load on the liver is much heavier when acid waste products are constantly floating in the blood. If the liver becomes too congested with protein acid wastes, death is imminent.
    
Pancreas
The pancreas is highly dependent on correct alkaline diet. All aspects of pancreatic function reduce excess acidity and regulate blood sugar balance. To have proper blood sugar balance, you must maintain a primarily alkaline-forming diet.
    
Small Intestines
The Peyer's Patches, in the upper portion of the small intestines are crucial to life. They are essential for proper assimilation of food and producing lymphocytes for the lymphatic system's wide ranging nodal network. They also produce large amounts of the enzyme "chyle", which is a major alkalizing substance. The uninterrupted flow of chyle into the system is crucial. Too much acid waste production from acid-forming foods is a great burden on the Peyer's Patches, which lessens the production of chyle.
    
Kidneys
In an adult, about 1 liter of blood per minute passes through the kidneys. By executing their primary duty, the kidneys keep the blood alkaline and extract acid. Kidneys that are over-stressed with too much acidity create kidney stones, which are composed of waste acid cells and mineral salts that have become gummed together in a waste acid substance. Therefore, by reducing acid-forming products from entering the body, the chances are better that you can avoid this painful condition.
    
Colon
The colon must be kept clean of accumulated acid wastes. Poisons collect on the colon walls and in cases of diarrhea or constipation will harden and reabsorb into the bloodstream. Good bowel action (complete elimination) must be done at least 2 times per day.
    
Lymphatic System
There are 600-700 lymph glands in the body. Lymph fluid carries nutrition to the cells and removes acid waste products. Lymph fluid flows best in an alkaline environment. When the body is overly acidic, it slows, creating one of the most chronic, long-term, life-threatening situations. Gradually, the lymph dries and begins to form very tiny to very large adhesions throughout the tissues. These adhesions can interfere not only with lymph fluid but with blood flow as well. Hindered lymph flow increases tissue acid storage. Not drinking enough purified water will also slow the lymph. Waste products from foods that are not properly digested are reabsorbed into general circulation via the lymphatic ducts of the small intestine. In addition, bowel movements that do not completely clear the body of its daily poisons are also reabsorbed.


How Negative Emotions Create Acidity:
 
Have you ever been so upset with someone or something that you get an upset stomach? All negative emotions create an acidic environment. Have you ever heard anyone say you are letting your problems "eat away at you" or "get the best of you"?
 
Fear is the underlining cause of most disease. It will undermine your life and your health. Fear causes anger. Anger causes hate. Hate will consume you with continual suffering. Love and understanding cleanse and heal the body creating an alkaline environment within you.
 
What Can You Do?
 

1. Exercise
Moderate exercise is alkalizing to the body. Excessive exercise (past the point of exhaustion) can create an acidic problem due to lactic acid buildup. People who are acidic usually feel worse from exercise because their detoxification organs are not working properly due to excessive acid in the tissues. Yet without exercise, acid and toxin buildup are likely.
       
2. Quality Air
As the saying goes - "every step you take, every breath you take ...".
If your environment is polluted with chemicals, dust, smoke, pet dander, mold, micro-organisms, then much of your energy reserve will go just in detoxifying. Today, even in the forest and near the ocean, the amount of negative ions are much lower than they were only a few decades ago. Also, since we sealed buildings to conserve energy and started making our homes and furnishings with synthetic materials, the number of cases of asthma and chronic fatigue have risen dramatically.
       
3. Food Cobining
Food combining is key to creating an alkaline environment because when you combine properly you reduce putrefaction in the body creating a more alkaline condition.
       
4. Alkalising Dietary Supplementation
When you purchase supplements you must ask yourself what your goal is and will these supplements actually help alkalize and remove acid from your body. Green drinks are very helpful in filtering out toxins and acidity in the body.
       
5. Alkaline Diet
Eating an alkaline diet is very powerful in making everything else work better. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains both acidic and alkalizing foods. People vary, but for most, the ideal diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying (foods by volume).

Amazing Sprouts

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By Pamela Blowers

Sprouts provide the most nutrition and varied menu available. This book also covers a varied selection of dishes using sprouts. A great buy. (For those purchasing the Freshlife Sprouter, this is a great source of information).

Angel Foods

 

Are You the One for ME?

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Are You the One for ME?: Knowing Who's Right & Avoiding Who's Wrong

By Barbara DeAngelis
Paperback, 448pages
Publication date: 1 June 1994

Finally--the book you've been waiting for to help you find and keep the right partner and make love last. Best-selling author and renowned relationship expert Barbara De Angelis reveals everything you need to know about compatibility and shows you how to create the fulfilling relationship you deserve whether you are-
- Married, and wondering if you could be happier.
- Single, and wondering how to avoid another wrong partner.
- In love, and wondering whether your partner is the right one for you.
With powerful advice and groundbreaking techniques that have helped thousands of people transform their lives, Dr. De Angelis will show you the formula for creating love that lasts, and help you to understand yourself and the one you love as you never have before. Discover:
- How to avoid making the biggest mistakes in love.
- The six essential qualities to look for in a mate.
- How to spot fatal flaws in a partner.
- How to create the sexual chemistry you want.
- The compatibility formula to make your relationship work.

Reviews

The bestselling author of Secrets of Men Every Woman Should Know (1990) and How to Make Love All the Time (1987) now dissects bad love choices. Quizzes, lists, and anecdotes render De Angelis's sensible material in easy-to-swallow morsels. Early on, readers are asked to make lists of past lovers' worst qualities and then to write a want ad for a partner, highlighting the common themes (``WANTED: Self- absorbed, damaged loser who has lots of potential and is doing nothing with it....''); and possible roots for these perverse attractions in the childhood family experience are then explored. Readers count off ``the seven wrong reasons to be in a relationship'' (from ``sexual hunger'' to ``emotional or spiritual emptiness''); ``nine fatal flaws to watch out for in a partner'' (addiction, control-freak tendencies, sexual dysfunction); seven compatibility time-bombs, etc. Although the majority of the text deals with negatives, going on the theory that recognizing self- destructive habits is the major step toward overcoming them, De Angelis comments briefly on the attitudes and flexibility necessary for change. Those unsure of whether to commit may value the elaborate self-test offered here, leading to a numerical assessment of compatibility. Given a tolerance for lists and comfort with an approach that precludes subtlety, readers with histories of unhappy relationships may gain insight from this solid, well-organized advice. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

If you're not open to change, forget this book... by Gwenevere
This book is a wonderful exercise in learning about yourself and why you choose the partners you choose. After my last unsatisfying two-year relationship fizzled, I took the responsibility to figure out what what I was doing to attract all the wrong men (i.e., giving so much for so little return). Initially, after the break-up I spent a year dating without a "guide" thinking I just needed to meet the right one -- but how are you supposed to meet the right one when you don't know who the right one is? Just wanting someone faithful and honest is not enough to guide you. During that time, I found Dr. De Angelis' book and started doing the the different exercises. By the time I read the book and did the exercises, I more or less had a list of traits I NEEDED in a man (things I wasn't willing to compromise on). It was a painful process to realize the man I thought I loved before was so fundamentally wrong for me. I wanted to try and read into his bad behavior that he really care and that Dr. De Angelis was a multi-divorced individual who couldn't possibly be a role-model-and-what-did-she-know-anyway?? I made excuses so I could justify to myself to stay in this bad relationship. Well, fast forward nine years: I have been with the same man continuously for almost eight years and have been married for nearly three years. By the time I met my husband I knew exactly what I was looking for, and lo and behold if he didn't hit every single mark on the list. This isn't to say we didn't have problems, because we certainly have, but I entered into this relationship knowing that I had someone willing to work as hard as I was to make our relationship work. And for once I have a man who makes our relationship Priority One (above work, family and even kids) because we both know that if our relationship isn't strong we can't help anyone else. For those out there with a negative attitude about this book -- and they were mostly from people already in bad relationships -- I just want to say, the point of this book is to create an awareness of the common warning signs of a bad relationship so you don't get into one to begin with. Too late for some, I guess.

One of the better popular titles that is out there.... by Patrick D. Goonan
This is a good book with lots of practical advise, useful exercises and thought provoking material. It invites you to look at your patterns in relationships and provides good guidelines for avoiding unhealthy people and situations.

I particularly liked the section in this book on the importance of sexual chemistry. This section also includes a useful quiz for determining how much sexual chemistry you have with a partner. This may sound unnecessary, however, this particular quiz goes beyond mere sexual attraction and includes things that reveal sexual connection in the deepest sense of the word.

I don't necessarily agree with everything Barbara De Angelis says, but there is certainly a hefty amount of wisdom between the pages of this book. She is not just telling people what they want to hear either. This makes this title more than just another "feel good" self-help book on relationship.

A journey from heartbreak to self-understanding by A Customer
Although I have read a lot of self-help books, I usually scanned them for content, assumed I had mastered them, and put them away. I possess an MSW degree, and I am a writer who specializes in mental health issues, so I always thought that I "knew it all" when it came to understanding the dynamics of relationships. I thought I had figured out how and why I messed up my marriage, and where I had gone wrong with other relationships. Boy, was I mistaken! I had not even begun to fathom the patterns and complexities that led me to make so many poor decisions about men. This book helped me to put these issues into new perspective. I did all the exercises in the book meticulously, and read it thoroughly. It opened my eyes to things about myself I was unwilling to face, or that had simply escaped my attention. I have already avoided entering into some problematic relationships because I'm now aware of the "signals" that troubled men send out, and what these signals appeal to in me. I think I'm ready for a healthy relationship, and will know how to recognize one when it comes along.

Baby Greens: A Live-Food Approach for Children of All Ages

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By Michaela Lynn

Paperback: 192 pages

Reviews

"Baby Greens is a delightful, heartfelt, educational primer and support system for parents. It has imaginative, fun-filled easy recipes, useful resources, and practical parent-child activities to potentiate the live-food way of life. I consider Baby Greens a must-read for all, especially live-food, parents." - From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, M.D., director of the Tree of Life Foundation and Rejuvenation Center in AZ and the author of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Conscious Eating, and Spiritual Nutrition

"Whether or not you are a parent, there is plenty to learn in this raw foods primer." - VegNews

The typical diet is a major factor in the epidemic of obesity and poor health in the country’s children. Baby Greens helps parents establish healthy eating habits in their children — and themselves — through a diet rich in raw foods. A lively mix of education, philosophy, recipes, and activities, the book adapts the living foods approach for all ages and lifestyles. The first part of the book explains the principles of bioenergetic nutrition and shows how cutting-edge nutritional practices — including nutritional individuality, pH balance, terrain testing, and homeopathy — can dramatically improve a child’s health. In addition to recipes and resources, the second part offers insights into the holistic approach to pregnancy, breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding, weaning, food experimentation, play, and other daily activities. Written in reassuring, easy-to-understand language, Baby Greens empowers parents to step outside the fast food box and take a proactive approach to maintaining their family’s health and well-being.

 

Beautiful On Raw - Uncooked Creations

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By Tonya Zavasta

Paperback - 363 pages

Beautiful on Raw is the sequel to Tonya Zavasta's Your Right to Be Beautiful, which was nominated for 2004 Health Book of the Year by ForeWord magazine.

Beauty Is as Beauty Eats...

Discover a natural way of eating that can dramatically improve your appearance and your life!

Frustrated with costly, invasive or ineffective ways of improving your appearance?

In her eye-opening first book, Your Right to Be Beautiful, author Tonya Zavasta shared the natural way she helped herself become noticeably more attractive. How? With the raw food lifestyle.

Now with her new book, Beautiful on Raw, Tonya responds to the two questions most often raised by her enthusiastic readers: "Can you tell us about other women who achieved the same remarkable results? and "Where can we find recipes to help us make this transition?"

In Beautiful On Raw, you will read about the experiences of Tonya and 10 other women, ages 35 to 65. The stories of their astonishing results with the raw food diet will inspire you and help you see that you can do it too!

The book starts with Tonya's own amazing health and beauty transformation story and continues with many other womens stories. Inspirational in that they all cure health problems and become sleek and younger looking. The second half of the book is recipes which are presented in an unusual format that we really like. There is a page with the recipe and a page with lots of nutritional info about the main ingredient - what a powerhouse of valuable facts this is. Recipes sections are sprouting, juices, salads and dressings, living soups, appetizers, entrees, snacks, cookies, pies, cakes, shakes and smoothies. Try lusty, luxurious lasanga, pizza, meatless meatballs or satisfy a sweet tooth with macadamia cheesecake, chocolate sheet cake or blueberry pie.

Hate cooking? I do too. What if you learn that you do not have to cook ever again?

It is a well-known fact that the less food has been processed, the more sound it is nutritionally. So why process at all? Why not trust the Creator of human life with food as well? Why not recognize the laws of nature instead of looking for a way to go against them? To process food is an arrogant notion - we seem to be saying that God's menu needs improvement.

Human beings cannot create life and yet we assume that we can manufacture better foodstuffs. The only food fit for human beings is raw plant food from God's table such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. But we replace this ample and nutritious diet with the cook's concoctions.

By cooking our food we are killing nutrients that keep us alive and healthy. Cooking removes the goodness of food. Fresh fruits and vegetables have a life force that is carried by enzymes, the biochemical catalysts that constitute the difference between life and death.

Nature's plan calls for food to deliver its own enzymes to assist the body with its digestion. But enzymes are killed when temperature rises above approximately 118° Fahrenheit. Cooked food depletes the body's own enzyme reserve and curtails its rejuvenating power that has to keep you healthy, youthful and beautiful.

Tonya Zavasta overcame many obstacles to achieve her radiant health and beauty. With practical simplicity, she shares her story, showing how the principles of the raw food lifestyle can help you stimulate and sustain your body's rejuvenating ability, which will significantly improve your health and help you become truly beautiful.

But Beautiful on Raw contains more than just Tonya's experiences-it includes extensive interviews with other women who have achieved the same astonishing results. Their stories will inspire you with the confidence to realize that you can do it too!

Tonya and other Rawsome women discuss:

· What brought them to the raw foods lifestyle and the steps they took to get there
· The amazing changes they noted in their physical appearance and self-esteem
· What it is like to have other people respond to their age-defying beauty and radiant health
· Their personal beauty secrets and insights on celebrating youthfulness, health and wisdom with each coming year.

Beautiful on Raw makes this possible with 100 delectable recipes celebrating the 100 (and only) ingredients you'll ever need. You'll love making the…
· Simple delicious juices, living scrumptious soups, tasty appetizers, salads and dressings
· Flavorful entrees such as Lusty Luxurious Lasagna (using a "secret" alternative to pasta!), Vibrant Veggie Nori Rolls and Healthy Buckwheat Burgers
· Yummy raw desserts including Clever Carrot Cake (better than baked!), plus snacks, treats, smoothies and more!

Why not join the adventure and find a beauty that glows?


In creating these recipes great respect was exercised in the treatment of original "from scratch" ingredients. Every effort was made to preserve their color, taste and texture. You will love to prepare these simple but delicious servings without destroying the nutritional value of God's given food. This book will make it easier for you to follow the raw food diet and nature in turn will safeguard your health and beauty.

"I have to write you to tell you how much I love your new book, "Beautiful on Raw." Everyday, I am motivated to continue towards a raw food diet by something I read in your book. Your interviews with women who are, like you, succeeding on the raw food diet are inspirational. Your own journey is awesome - and you look so beautiful. Your recipes I have tried so far have been delicious. And, I am even more motivated to eat the truly healthy raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds after I read your descriptions of each in your book. Thank you for writing such a fabulous, encouraging and insightful book. I will certainly tell my friends and family about your book."- Angela Curtis

Become Younger

 
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By Dr N W Walker

This book can prepare you to take better care of your body. It includes information on nutrition, colon irrigations and how to turn the body and mind to defeat old age.

Dr Walker lived for 109 years!

Colloidal Silver Medical Uses, Toxicology & Manufacture

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Colloidal Silver Medical Uses, Toxicology & Manufacture

By John Hill
Paperback, 124pages
Publication date: 30 March 2009

This book is a comprehensive, current and objective reference on colloidal silver. It is a thorough review of old and recent scientific and medical literature on the medical and toxicological aspects of silver colloids.

Colloidal Silver has been promoted as a wonder cure for all infectious diseases and denounced by the FDA as an unapproved and ineffective drug.  So, what are the facts?

Up through the 1940's silver medicines were sold in over four dozen forms and used as a near universal antibiotic.  They were quickly phased out with the introduction of penicillin and other patented antibiotics.  The medical literature on silver medicine from the middle of the 1800's to the middle of the 1900's is extensive.  Most of this old literature was collected, analyzed and summarized.

There have been numerous informal or anecdotal reports published on the internet.  There have also been well documented invitro (in a petri dish in a lab) studies performed on the antimicrobial effects of colloidal silver on many micro-organisms.  Some of this data is collected and summarized.

There have been informal studies on silver absorption and elimination published only on the internet.  There has also been some modern research on the microbiology of silver and silver products.  This data has also been collected and summarized.

Because of over use, over dosage and the use of more toxic forms of silver medicines, a condition called argyria (staining of the skin by silver deposits) was reported in some patients from the earlier era.  A number of prejudicial statements have been made against silver medicine because of the argyria issue.  A detailed and objective analysis with all available information is presented.  Argyria is easily avoided if it is understood.

This book does not give medical advise and does not promote silver use.  It also leaves many medical questions unanswered simply because the answers don't exist in published literature.  It does present a compilation of a massive amount of available documented information that all individuals interested in silver medicine should have.

Customer Reviews

An indepth look at Collial Silver & Argyria by Jeanne Stockinger
This book is very thorough, very detailed and up to date. Compared to other books that I have read, this is an advanced rather than beginner book. I appreciated the detailed information on silver absorption and elimination and the candid and pragmatic discussion of argyria and silver toxicology. "...with good products, good information and due diligence, argyria is avoidable." This is the best single source of good information that I have found to date. In the manufacturing chapter, I found some very useful details about the process that I did not find on the internet or elsewhere. While this author is not selling products or promoting any brands or manufacturers, he does give a lot of information on medical uses and applications that are referenced to both old and recent medical and scientific publications. I liked the use of solid references to support statements and opinions.

MUST READ THIS BOOK! by healthy reader
This book is great. It covers all aspects of colloidal silver from the history, to how it works and how to make it. Very easy to read.

Very informative by Dixie
I love this book. It is very informative. I recently began making my own colloidal silver and this book really helped me. It also helped me to realize how many illnesses can be treated with colloidal silver. My gum disease, which I have struggle to treat for several years, is actually getting better after a couple weeks of use.

Quite technical by sandy b
Learned a lot about doses tried by some people. Also learned about the various methods of using silver medically. Some chapters easier to grasp than others. So impressed I ordered one for each of my children.

A great compilation of information by Dark Star
When I first got this book as my free Prime book for my Kindle, I thought "Well, I could have just done a Google search and found that!" But this author has taken just about any information you can find and tied it together in a cohesive manner that informs and keeps you from having to wade through a lot of duplicate information.

Colon Health - The Key To A Vibrant Life

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By Dr N W Walker

Colon Health shows how every organ, gland and cell in the body is affected by the condition of the large intestine – the colon. This book promises relief from afflictions such as constipation, fatigue, asthma and many more.

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Confessions of a Body Builder

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By Bob McCauley
Perfect Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Spartan Enterprises, Inc., 3rd edition, May 2005

From the Author
I researched this book for over a year. I was introduced to these incredible whole foods, Spirulina and Chlorella over 4 years ago. As a vegetarian, I have never found a better source of protein, enzymes and other vital nutrients. I learned of Ionized Water 3 years ago and being in the bottled water business immediately saw its potential. However, I never imagined the powerful health and rejuvenation properties of Ionized Water. I'm living testament to its great qualities. I've never felt better.

I am not a body builder in the sense one usually thinks of a body builder. I do not sit in a gym with other muscular men and women and pump iron. While I do exercise vigorously everyday, the body building I refer to in the title of this book, and on the following pages, has to do with rejuvenating our bodies at the cellular level through the use of Nutrients and Ionized Water. What is accomplished by this is nothing short of slowing, if not reversing, the ageing process. Much to my amazement, it can be done!

Customer Reviews

"This book changed my life for the better. I understand health so much better than I did. I was doing everything wrong. But with the simple changes the author suggests, I have completely different changed my health. I haven't been to the doctor once since reading and I use to go constantly". Jeff

"I was just beginning to learn about different types of water and I came across ionized water and picked up this book. I really love the author's explanation. He breaks it down and makes everything he discusses very interesting. I have started drinking the water and it is great stuff. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to improve their health or learn about health from a different perspective". Pat Johnson

"I can across this book while searching on Amazon for books on alternative health. I didn't know much about ionized water but this book taught me a ton and was really easy reading. I always knew that raw food were good for you, but I didn't really how important they were until reading this book. I would definetly recommend this to anyone interested in improving their health and general well-being." Jake McKenzie

About the Author

Bob McCauley, CNC (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism).  He has travelled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health - The 7 Components of Great Health (2005) (also available in Chinese), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water - The Definitive Guide to the World's Healthiest Substance, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water (also available in Spanish), Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honouring the Temple of God - A Christian Health Perspective (2008) (also available in Spanish, Honrando El Templo De Dios).

He is owner of the Watershed Wellness Center (www.watershed.net). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. He approaches health from a Christian point of view.

From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world.

Bob founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his PhD. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Environmental Engineering (1953) for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary.

After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral - Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol.

Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, a Certified Master Herbalist and a Naturopathic Doctor. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).

Conscious Eating

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Paperback, 880 pages, 2nd Edition
Other Information:  illustrations
Published In:  United States, 03 September 2004

Conscious Eating has been referred to as the "Bible of Vegetarians," for both beginners and advanced students of health. This classic work in the field of live-food nutrition is an inspirational journey and a manual for life.

Conscious eating is being aware of how the food we eat effects our body, emotions, mind and spirit. This book advocates vegetarianism and conscious eating and presents a wholeness approach to diet that explores the physical, spiritual, and larger, planetary implications of our diet.

Included is new information on enzymes, vegetarian nutrition for pregnancy, and an innovative international 14-day menu of gourmet, Kosher, vegetarian, live-food cuisine, plus 150 recipes.

Review

"In this book, an expanded revision of his 1992 work, Cousens endeavors to make his readers aware of how their food choices affect their bodies, minds, emotions, and spiritual life. He emphasizes there is no one-diet-fits-all approach, but rather a consciousness on the part of the individual of what works. He includes information on the oxidative, autonomic, ayurvedic, anabolic-catabolic, endocrine, blood-type, and acid base diet systems. In personalizing a diet, the individual needs to answer these questions:

• Am I emotionally stable after eating?
• Do I have increased physical energy after eating?
• Am I craving any foods?

"Cousens details studies where poor diets were fed to indigenous groups such as the Kurds, Yemenites, and Zulus. The indigenous people studied had been introduced to highly refined carbohydrate foods and suffered from degenerative conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. He points to a diet of fast, frozen, and processed foods, adopted by Americans and peoples of most industrialized nations, as one that is inadequate. He characterizes this diet as one loaded with refined sugar, white flour, and pesticides.

"The author establishes guidelines for healthy eating by recommending that people consume natural, whole, and organic foods and that the diet be primarily fresh, live raw foods. He advocates a high-complex-carbohydrate, low-protein, and low-fat regimen with attention to receiving adequate sunlight. Deep breathing, bathing, and contact with nature in the form of gardening or hikes all have therapeutic effects.

"In this era where so many things are condensed or encapsulated, reading a book with 850 pages is a daunting task. In this case, it's worth the effort. In Conscious Eating Gabriel Cousens has compiled a handbook that emphasizes the benefits of a raw food diet. He has woven together many philosophies from around the world and incorporated them into a body-mind-spirit program that will be beneficial to the individual and to all mankind. The book is a valuable reference tool that belongs in every vegetarian's library."
 - Vegparadise.com

About the Author

Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. is an internationally celebrated spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, world peace-worker, and physician of the soul. He is the world’s foremost physician promoting live-food nutrition for physical health and spiritual growth. He received his M.D. degree from Columbia Medical School in 1969, and completed his psychiatry residency in 1973. As a leading researcher and practitioner in the field of rejuvenation, he specializes in the healing of many chronic degenerative diseases. To the healing process he also brings experience as a homeopathic physician (M.D. (H)), Diplomate in Ayurveda, family therapist, and live-food nutritionist

Dr. Cousens is also a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.), a Rebbe who has received rabbinical initiation, a student of Ecstatic Kabbalah since 1986, a certified Senior Essene Teacher in the Kabbalistic tradition, a recognized Yogi, a four-year Sundancer adopted into the Lakota Nation, and the White Buffalo Spirit Dance Chief.

He is the author of a number of titles, including Conscious Eating (hailed by many as the “Bible of Vegetarianism”), Spiritual Nutrition, Depression-Free for Life, Sevenfold Peace, and Tachyon Energy: A New Paradigm in Holistic Healing, co-authored with David Wagner, the creator of the Tachyon process. Dr. Cousens presents seminars worldwide on many topics including health and nutrition, psycho-spiritual healing, meditation, and spiritual awareness.

Dr. Cousens founded and directs the Tree of Life Foundation, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, and Tree of Life Health Practice in Patagonia, Arizona. He is a frequent guest on popular radio talk shows, and has published articles in health journals and popular magazines on a number of health, nutrition, and social topics.

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Desserts in the Raw

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Desserts in the Raw

By Jill A. Menard
Paperback, 32pages
Publication date: 16 September 2011
Indulging in a wonderful, guilt-free world of desserts doesn't get much better than this! Finally, desserts that taste great and are GOOD FOR YOU! Learn to make beautiful, mouth-watering, gourmet creations using everyday ingredients such as dates, almonds, apples and oranges. Unleash the power of the raw cocoa bean and absorb all the rich nutrients it has to offer - magnesium, antioxidants, tryptophan, and so much more. Impress your friends by making luscious chocolate treats, the kind that melt in your mouth! Transform a simple bowl of cashews into thick, flavorful "whipped cream" or a silky piece of scrumptious pie. Sit back and enjoy a refreshing glass of cold almond milk, made right from scratch in your kitchen. And believe it or not, you can even make divine, creamy pudding from avocados!

* No refined sugar * Gluten free * Dairy free * Unprocessed & uncooked * Packed full of nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants * Simple & easy to follow recipes * Delicious & bursting with flavor!

Customer Reviews

Beautiful treats in a lovely book by Clifford E. Chafin
Such a great book of yummy treats. I'm biased since I know the cook and have eaten most of these. To be fair, I had them before I really knew her. Part of how she won me over!

DMSO Handbook for Doctors

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DMSO Handbook for Doctors

By Archie H Scott
Paperback, 140 pages
Publication Date: 8 July 2013

A True Wonder Drug D.M.S.O. is a natural chemical compound derived from trees as a by-product from paper manufacturing. D.M.S.O. has been called a new medical principle and a true wonder drug. It has proven effective, either by itself or in combination with other products in the treatment of nearly every ailment known. There has been much controversy about D.M.S.O. over the last 50 years. It is one of the most studied medical products ever. Thousands of scientific articles have been written about D.M.S.O. When used properly it is one of the safest products know. It is also very cheap to produce. This book provides the documentation needed to show that D.M.S.O. is probably the most important product ever for the relief of human suffering.

Archie is quite clearly a leading authorithy on D.M.S.O. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding the clinical benefits of D.M.S.O. treatment. For decades, Archie has studied and worked with D.M.S.O. He understands the safety, utility and efficaciousness of D.M.S.O. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in health, especially for those who want to learn more about non toxic medical therapies. For individuals with certain health ailments, D.M.S.O. could prove quite benefical. -Daniel Junck, M.D.

Customer Reviews

Best source of DMSO info on Amazon, by Niki B.
DMSO can be used for so many things which I learned from this book. I work at a compounding pharmacy where we use DMSO in some of our formulations. I had my MD write me an RX for DMSO 50% in a base and use it for back and neck pain. It worked like a miracle and since I was able to get pharmaceutical grade there is no garlicky smell at all. Might be worth seeing if your MD will write you an RX and take to your local compounding pharmacy to be sure you're getting pure DMSO.

5.0 out of 5 stars great book!, by Carolee R. Johnson
This book has been very informative. I know my father used DMSO when I was a child and he cured his own cancer after rejecting regular medical protocols. He has been cancer free since that time and it has been forty years. I have used it to clear long time skin issues.
I very much appreciate the case histories and studies presented in this book. I would call it a must read for everyone.

5.0 out of 5 stars The best handbook for using DMSO, by Linda Walton
This book can not only inform doctors , it also helps the average lay person to better understand using DMSO.The best written book out there on DMSO. I highly recommend this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars miracle from the tree of life, by Kathy Rowley
This book is very easy to read and understand how DMSO works. I have been using it for some period of time and have actually seen the skin cancer leave my face. My granddaughter had an baseball injury to her knee that would not heal. Her knee is good as new and the scar has disapeared. Made a beliver out of her. I love it. Can't imagine not being able to have it readily available

DMSO: Nature's Healer

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DMSO: Nature's Healer

By Dr Morton Walker
Paperback, 352 pages
Publication Date: 25 May 2000

An easy-to-understand, up-to-date guide on the highly publicized drug, DMSO DMSO--dimethyl sulfoxide--is a simple by-product of wood and has been called a "miracle" drug, capable of relieving pain, diminishing swelling, reducing inflammation, encouraging healing, and restoring normal function. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning health science writer Dr. Morton Walker examines the powerful and compelling case for the use of DMSO in the treatment of many debilitating disease and health-related problems. In "DMSO: Nature's Healer," Dr. Walker cites documented cases of its astounding use in healing and prevention of a host of health disorders, including arthritis, stroke, cancer, mental retardation, and sports and auto injuries. He also recounts the dramatic story of the long struggle to gain FDA approval of DMSO.

Customer Reviews

DMSO really works!, by MetaCynic (Chicago)
The healing power of DMSO discussed in this book is no exaggeration. I've been using DMSO on and off for exercise related injuries since 1983. It really works.

Depending on where it's applied, sometimes the skin will burn and itch for about 15 minutes and look like a bad sunburn afterward. This is temporary and harmless. On other places I will feel almost no sensation. It's especially effective on a fresh tissue injury. Since it quickly penetrates the skin and enters the blood stream, within a few minutes of application there is always a fishy taste in my mouth. One social side effect of frequent use is that the user will emit a fishy smell! This is a small price to pay for those in chronic pain.

At least for me, the pain killing effect of DMSO is uneven. Sometimes it will kill the pain completely, other times the effect is partial. But it always does something. Unlike prescription painkillers, DMSO's effect is cumulative. The more frequently one uses it, the less one needs. The least irritating delivery system is DMSO combined with aloe vera gel. The deodorant type applicator is too messy.

It's unfortunate that mainstream medicine has shunned this inexpensive, safe and extremely effective healer in favor of expensive, addictive and dangerous prescription drugs.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool book and product!, by R. Haeckler (West Chester, PA)
I got the book after I got the DMSO, which I found out about via a Jenny McCarthay book where she mentioned some "Mother Warrior" used it to help her autistic kid. I found an article on the net that said vitamin B12 and folic acid could be dissolved in DMSO and then applied to the skin for good absorption to cure anemia, and another article on how DMSO can cure colitis and I was hooked.

This book doesn't mention either of those treatmens using DMSO and there are a lot more exciting possibilities like using DMSO to get GABA supplements across the blood brain barrier that it doesn't touch, but the information in it is fascinating. I read the book in a day, couldn't put it down. It was very clear for a medical layman.

Basically it's a summary of a lot of research done on DMSO with a section in the beginning on what it is and how they think it works on the body. Some of the research summarized that I found interesting are the use of it within 90 min of a spinal cord injury preventing paralysis, the way it can be used on burn victims to prevent infection, numb pain, and promote healing, and the treatment of infants with Down's Syndrome to help them reach their potential and prevent some of the genetic effects it can cause.

The book also covers (briefly with no conspiracy theories) why the FDA has shut down research on this drug that was once labeled a breakthrough new medicine by them, and why doctors can't tell us about it or recommend it without fear of losing their license.

I used it for a week and my ganglion cyst completely disappeared, an unexpected but welcome side-effect!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, by John "John" (US)
Don't let the naysayers discourage you from reading this book or others like it. The multibillion dollar drug companies have not cured anything. They profit on illness and other side effects from their drugs. There are many natural ways to take care of your health.

Just keep reading, help is out there.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! So much information and DMSO works!, by Christine D. Angel (Hills of Tennessee)
This book has everything you need to know about DMSO. I have used the product for years and it works very well for back pain and soreness of joints. It comes in creams, lotions and spray.