Enzyme Power Healing

Over-Looked Enzyme Power Healing

The advantages of Enzyme Power Healing is not often talked about, but is very deserving of our attention. Enzyme nutrition is sadly over looked.

Dr. Edward Howell, father of enzyme nutrition and therapy, said,

“Enzymes are the very substances that make life possible”.

Natural News has a great write-up on the health benefits of enzyme power healing. If this nutritional concept is new to you, visit NaturalNews.com – The Healing Power of Enzymes for Treating Disease when you’re done here. Great information that explains it in great detail.

What we have for you is some enzyme power healing beverage recipes to help you get started using enzymes. These beverages are extremely healthy and beneficial. The healthy ingredients speak for themselves!

Enzyme Power Healting Smoothie

Enzyme Power Healing Smoothie

Papaya, pineapple, and ripe bananas are loaded with enzymes that help digestion and break down toxins, fat, and inflammation in the body. Bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, breaks down cholesterol in the blood. It also helps to reduce inflammation in the blood and tissues. Studies show that it can help eliminate muscle, joint, and headache pain.

Bromelain also helps break down fat. Papain, an enzyme that is plentiful in papaya, breaks down protein molecules in the blood, reducing inflammation that is linked to allergies or pain. Drink up!

Not only is this smoothie delicious and satisfying, it is an amazing healer.

Ingredients:Fresh sliced pineapple
1 cup chopped papaya
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (not canned)
1 frozen banana

Directions: Combine with desired amount of water in a blender and blend to desired smoothie consistency.

Enzyme Power Healing Juice

1/2 pineapple, outer skin removed ( juice the core as well as the flesh)
1 1-inch piece of ginger

Directions: Pass all ingredients through a juicer. Dilute with pure water to taste. Drink immediately.

Cleansing Juice Recipes

Cleansing Juice Recipes for Blood, Liver and Toxins

Dandelion leaves for cleansing juice recipesDandelion is useful for cleansing the blood, which removes toxins from the tissues and joints. This process will speed healing and reduce pain and inflammation. Be aware that if you drink a fair amount of this juice over a short period of time it can quickly cause a cleansing reaction. This reaction might initially produce symptoms like fatigue or headaches.  These symptoms will pass as your body becomes cleansed.

3 apples
Handful of fresh dandelion leaves

Directions:  Pass all ingredients through a juicer. Drink immediately.

Note:  If you are digging your own dandelion leaves, be sure to obtain organic dandelion where the land has not been sprayed for several years and is far removed from traffic areas.

Cleansing Juice Recipes: Carrot Cleansing Juice

Ginger increases circulation to the muscles in the body, allowing the extra blood and oxygen to fight toxins. It also helps alleviate pain and inflammation. Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, which is needed for many detoxification processes.

6 large carrots (remove tops)
1 apple, cored
1 1-inch piece of ginger

Directions:  Pass all ingredients through a juicer. Drink immediately.

Glass of cleansing juice made from cleansing juice recipes
Dandelion Cleansing Juice

Honorable Mention

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Yacon Syrup Weight Loss Approach

The Yacon Syrup Weight Loss Approach

Yacon root for yacon syrup weight loss approachThe next product buzz has begun for weight loss endeavors – before we’ve even greeted the New Year – it’s called Yacon Syrup weight loss approach.

What is Yacon Syrup?

Yacon syrup is an extract made from the Yacon root, a simple root from South America. The syrup is very low in calories and very high in soluble fiber, acting as a natural detoxification agent. It has a naturally sweet taste and also acts as a prebiotic.

In a study done by Clinical Nutrition, yacon syrup contributed to weight loss when the participants took three to five teaspoons daily. The participants were also encouraged to walk for 45 minutes, two times a week. This was dubbed “The Yacon Diet”.

The results? The study participants who took organic yacon syrup daily lost, on average, 33 pounds in 120 days. Another benefit was on insulin levels. Insulin amounts dropped as did cholesterol levels. Another bonus: Bowel movements became more regular because yacon syrup acts like a soluble fiber, which keeps the stool from hoarding up i.e., constipation. This simple syrup also increases absorption of vitamins and dietary minerals.

Pure Yacon Syrup Gold
Pure Yacon Syrup Gold

Yacon syrup weight loss is also said to increase metabolism. Some people claim they lost weight with the syrup without any change in their diet or exercise. In addition, the dietary organic compounds can help reduce inflammation and boost immunity.

The most common approach to using yacon syrup for weight loss is to take a serving with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You can also use the syrup as you would honey agave, Stevia or maple syrup on foods in recipes and to sweeten beverages.

While the jury is still out on the weight loss factor of ingesting yacon syrup, there is little doubt it is a healthful, all natural, sweetening food with many health benefits.

Just be sure to use Pure Yacon Syrup Gold All Natural Sweetener, as there are parts of the actual root that can be toxic to humans. You want 100 percent pure raw organic syrup with no added preservatives. Make sure it has been bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.

Yacon Syrup

Note of Caution

Too much yacon syrup can cause stomach cramping and diarrhea. Go with the “less is more” approach when you first use yacon syrup.

Basic Water Great Cleanser

Bottled WaterAll living things depend on water to stay alive. Water is a unique substance that is not only essential to human life, but can work as a great cleanser both inside and out.

Basic Water Great Cleanser

Water, the most abundant and most important nutrient in the body is as essential to life as the air we breathe. Since all body functions are dependent on water, it is evident that water is important for general physical fitness.

  • It is the only substance that exists naturally as a solid, a liquid and a gas.
  • It is the only liquid that expands when it freezes.

As many of you may already have learned, the human body is 60 percent water by weight.

We clean the outside of our bodies with water, as well as our insides. Water helps flush out impurities in the body. People who participate in detox drink a lot of water. Some add non iodized sea salt to the water, others flavor it with a bit of lemon or lime.

Some people who practice a paleolithic diet stop using soap and shampoo, sticking strictly to water. Many swear they’ve never had softer hair or skin! If one really wants to be energy efficient in ever sense of the word, you can get something called a solar water bag. The bag will give you free and easy warm water. They are just black water bags with a shower nozzle on the end. Place in the sun through the day and you will have warm or even hot water.

When you have warm water, you can place it in a basin and use a soft cloth with or without soap to wash yourself.

Campers and RV travelers are frequent users of this method of bathing.

Basic water great cleanser for just about anything.

Did You Know?

Most fresh water on Earth is stored as ice in glaciers and ice sheets.

See also: Why Water?

Basic Water Great Cleanser
Basic Water great cleanser in its natural state.

Top 20 Cleansing Foods

The Top 20 Cleansing Foods

A list and info graphic of the top 20 body cleansing foods whether for general health, or complete detox. Body cleansing can instantly improve your health. Cleansing and detox can be used interchangeably.

Body cleansing aids with allergies, fatigue and chronic health problems.

Top 20 Cleansing Foods

Top 20 Cleansing Foods

  1. Almonds
  2. Apples
  3. Artichokes
  4. Bananas
  5. Beets
  6. Blueberries
  7. Cabbage
  8. Carrots
  9. Celery and Celery Seed
  10. Cherries
  11. Cranberries
  12. Flax seeds and Flax seed oil
  13. Garlic
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Kale
  16. Legumes
  17. Lemons
  18. Onions
  19. Watercress
  20. Watermelon

Once you’ve improved your diet by incorporating as many of the above cleansing foods as possible, consider some other ways to cleanse.

Take a Cleansing Bath

A 20 to 30 minute bath can do wonders. To warm water, add 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup aluminum free baking soda. The combination of the warm water, Epsom salt and baking soda draws out toxins. Our skin is responsible for about 10 percent of toxin elimination.

Avoid GMO Foods

The harmful effects of genetically modified (GMO) food are becoming known far and wide. GMO foods are largely untested and have many potential side effects for your body. A good cleansing tip is to avoid any foods containing corn or soy, as these are nearly always GMO.

Take A Deep Breath

Oxygenate your cells and enable your system to remove waste products with deep breathing. Deep breathing can also reduce stress and help with the symptoms of depression. Start by spending 2 to 3 minutes deep breathing each day and you will immediately notice a difference. Learn more: Proper Powerful Breathing.

Avoid Processed Foods

You would most likely be surprised to learn what goes into processed foods. Most of them are full of sweeteners, preservatives and other additives. Your liver gets the job of processing all this junk. Give your body a break and stick to a diet of natural, whole foods.

Bonus Recipe: Herb Cleansing Salad Dressing

3/4 cup cold pressed flax seed oil (make sure it is refrigerated)Foods containing lutein
1/3  cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Dash cayenne pepper

Whisk all ingredients together. Or place in a jar and shake well. Pour over fresh mesclun salad greens (mixed baby greens).

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Managing Food Sensitivity

Foods that can lead to food sensitivityManaging Food Sensitivity

A food sensitivity or intolerance is much more common than a true food allergy. Food sensitivity or intolerance is a chemical reaction to a food, usually to the various components in foods and additives.

Some food allergy reactions are severe, resulting in drastic symptoms such as sudden hives or an asthma attack, and can even be life-threatening where the heart and lungs shut down. In these cases, the offending food is avoided at all costs. However, many food allergy symptoms and food sensitivity or intolerance symptoms are very similar.

People can develop food allergy or sensitivities to all kinds of foods and it is not uncommon to develop them in your thirties and beyond, despite not reacting to a food before then. Chronic stress, poor diet or poor digestion can gradually diminish your immune function, making your body more prone to potential food and environmental allergens.

Testing for Food Sensitivity

Most testing procedures – blood tests, skin prick tests and muscle testing – are not conclusive, although they certainly give a good indication of foods to watch.

The most conclusive way of determining whether you react to a food is to eliminate the suspect food or foods for at least two weeks or until symptoms abate. Then challenge your body by re-introducing the foods one at a time, noting any physical symptoms or side effects. This would include changes in energy levels and mood. It can help to avoid any foods that you react to strongly for several months. Then very gradually re-introduce them into your diet and have them only occasionally. This is often the most effective way of reducing reactions. At the same time, it is crucial that you build your digestion strength and immune function to ensure your body is less reactive and becomes symptom-free.

Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Management Tips

  1. Improve Your Digestion. Naturopaths believe that, aside from chronic stress and poor diet, bowel permeability (also called leaky gut syndrome), bowel toxicity, low production of stomach acid and insufficiency of pancreatic enzymes can play a role in the development of food allergy or intolerance. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone-based medication are also thought to have an effect. A long history of antibiotic use can compromise the digestive system. Caraway Seeds are a wonderful, natural way to aid digestion.
  2. Help yourself: Chew your food thoroughly. This allows your brain to signal your body to send appropriate enzymes and acids break down and absorb the foods you are eating.  This will let you know when you’ve had enough. It is also very helpful to many to take a digestive enzyme to improve digestion.
  3. Avoid Food Ruts. Eat a wide variety of food types. In fact, try not to have the same type of food twice in one day, if possible. Too much of the same food can lead to intolerance.
  4. Detox. Once or twice a year, do the detox. A detox program with appropriate nutritional and herbal supplements can help to strengthen your immune function and digestion, minimizing your reactions to foods.
  5. Eat a Variety of Grains. Grains do your body good in many ways, but vary them, as eating the same ones over and over can cause sensitivity. Think outside the box – corn, rice, quinoa, amaranth, arrowroot, sego, tapioca, buckwheat, millet, and legume-based flours such as chickpea, lentil and mung bean. These foods can be found in health food and Asian sections of the supermarket, as well as from health food stores. See: Whole Grain Recipes for ideas.
  6. Keep a Symptom Diary. Keep a detailed food diary, noting everything you eat and drink along with how you feel each day, so you can refer to it if you have any reactions. It’s so easy to forget what you have eaten on a previous day, and reactions often occur until the day following consumption of a problem food. Once you have a few weeks noted in your diary, look for recurring patterns or ractions from the same types of foods, or products make from the same ingredients.
  7. Don’t Disregard Cravings. Cravings can actually suggest a food sensitivity. The most common are chocolate, alcohol, caffeine beverages, wheat based foods, cheese and soft drinks. If you begin to crave these foods, take note of any symptoms after eating them – you could have an intolerance to the very thing you think your body needs. Do keep in mind, though, that sometimes you might crave a food for its specific nutrients, such as craving meat because your iron is a little low – this can be a good thing. A general rule of thumb is when a craving is for a food considered “not so good for you”, it could be a problematic food. If it’s for a healthful food, it could be a signal you need a nutrient from said food.

Heart Attack and Water

Heart Attack and Water

After being asked by someone, I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Imagine my surprise when this simple question led to a heart attack discussion!

Answer from my Cardiac Doctor

Heart Attack DoctorGravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

We all know you need your minimum water intake to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was interesting. That led to too much water retention being connected to heart attack.

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

  1. 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs.
  2. 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion.
  3. 1 glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure.
  4. 1 glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.

We can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent not only a heart attack, but night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

So here you have even more reasons to drink water! If you find water bland, which many of us do, try flavoring it or purchasing it flavored. Two of our favorites are available on Amazon – where we come from we can’t find these in stores, but you could also check locally for these brands.

TalkingRain Sparkling ICE Black Raspberry, 17-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12) is a lightly carbonated water (gives the feeling of drinking soda) and contains vitamins and antioxidants. Enhanced artesian spring water is made with natural flavors. Zero calories and zero carbohydrates. Comes in Black Raspberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Lemonade and Orange Mango.

Sparkling ICE Spring Water is also Artesian spring water containing 3 percent fruit juice, is lightly carbonated and is enhanced with vitamins and antioxidants. Zero calories and carbs. The Pink Grapefruit also contains Green Tea Extract!

Flavors include Pink Grapefruit, Black Raspberry and Orange Mango and Kiwi Strawberry. Sparkling Ice also offers spring water in Pomegranate Blueberry, Coconut Pineapple and Lemon Lime.

And … neither of the above have that nasty diet-soda after taste, either!

Home Body Detox

Great Plains Home Body Detox
Great Plains Home Body Detox

Home Body Detox

Have you heard of detox? Many people claim that they have finally found the solution to their unhealthy way of life with home body detox.

From our birth up to the present day, your body has accumulated many toxins. Some of the chemicals from all the foods and beverages that you’ve taken ingested in your lifetime build up because the body can’t handle the detoxification process alone.

Through a home body detox program, you can expect to gain higher energy levels, relieve symptoms of asthma, diabetes, and slow down your aging process. But the main reason why many people detox is to feel better. The second most popular reason is weight loss.

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Aid You Body’s Natural Detox Process

A home body detox program can aid your body’s natural detox process. Since almost any person has some sort of ‘bad’ eating habit, not to mention other unhealthy ways of life, the body can’t cope with all the toxins that need to be removed. This causes an imbalance in the body, which makes us feel sluggish, out-of-sorts, tired, achy, etc.

Detox programs can be done at home. There are home body detox programs which can be easily followed, for a period of two weeks or more.

The key benefits are:

  • Lose weight.
  • Enhanced circulation.
  • Increased body elimination.
  • Colon cleansing.
  • Provides nutrients for the liver.

Note: The liver is the organ responsible for the detoxification process. So you really need to protect and support this body organ.

People who have undergone home detox programs say that they were able to lose weight, noticed they now have clearer skin, improved digestion, improved energy, normal bowel movements, etc.

Fresh vegetables and fruits are great foods for a home detox. You can eat broccoli, onions, and sprouts, green and red vegetables.

Virgin oils, lemon water, rice milk, wheat products, and non-caffeinated drinks (like tea) are also good for a home body detox program. Drinking at least eight glasses of water every day is also advisable.

A good home body detox program will help a person restore body balance, and efficiently removes all toxin build ups. Remember if you go back to a unhealthy lifestyle, you will again build up toxins in your body.

Start by slowly changing your lifestyle. There are many resources which you can make use of to help you change little by little. This might take some time, but be patient as your body begins to thank you for your efforts to keep it healthier.

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Body Detox for Good Health

The Body Detox

Bowl of Fruit for Body Detox
Bowl of Fruit for Body Detox

Today we encounter pollution every single day. At work, you cannot be sure of the cleanliness of the water you drink or the food you eat. You can’t get away from air pollution because we all must breath. This can greatly affect our health in one way or another.

For these reasons, body detox is helpful in keeping a healthy body. This also results in a healthy mind and healthy relationships.

Our body has its own means of healing and detoxifying. Pollutants enter our body at a rate more than its capacity of self cleansing. This gives our inside mechanisms a difficult task to accomplish. The tissues become stressed and this can lead to malfunction.

We definitely want a clean body. To accomplish this goal, we need to help our system regulate the healing and body detox process. However, you should not wait for your body organs to be stressed out and overworked before doing the body detox. In times when the body lacks the command to keep the systems working, the person must supplement.

During a period of body detox, certain foods are avoided. Your meals consist mostly of fresh fruits and green, leafy vegetables. Fats, oil, preservatives and food additives are a big no-no when undergoing the process of body detox. Also, meat should be kept off the list because it is hard to digest.

Ideal foods that can be part of your body detox diet are as follow: Garlic, broccoli, beets, beans and nuts. Only fresh fruit extracts can be taken as beverages except for grapefruit. Water, a universal solvent, is also a major factor in the detoxification process. Strive to drink six to eight glasses of water daily. It flushes out the toxins in the forms of perspiration, urine, or your stools.

Although you seem to eat less when under going body detox, you will not starve. Ironically, many claim a boost in stamina when they detox.

How Often Should I Do a Body Detox?

Body detox should be done at least quarterly. To ensure that you detox effectively and safely, consult with a nutritionist or a professional. Through the process of detoxification, toxins are flushed out of your body and a new set of energy is supplied providing you both physical and mental alertness.

Maintain cleanliness on the inside, just as you do on the outside!

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Emotional Detoxification

Emotional Detoxification

Need Emotional Detoxification?
Need Emotional Detoxification?

Emotions play a huge role in your physical health. Sometimes it isn’t just our bodies that need a detox. We could do well with some emotional detoxification, too!

Stressful emotions create damaging hormones and toxins in the body. The adrenal glands, the body’s main “stress” glands, secrete hormones to help us deal with short-term stresses. However, in our modern times, many people live under constant stress. The body does not differentiate between life-threatening stresses, such as being chased by a bear, and our current stresses, such as job stress, relationship difficulties, or money worries. It is important that we learn mechanisms to release stress buildup and improve our abilities to cope with stress.

Research in a field of study known as psychoneuroimmunology found that every part of our immune system is linked to the brain. Researchers discovered that every thought, experience, and emotion sends messages to the immune system, either strengthening or impairing its functioning.

Emotional boosters that  boost the immune system:

  • happiness
  • optimism
  • joy

Pessimism and depression are linked to an increased risk of disease. Emotional or mental stress impairs the function of the digestive system, as well. That is why it is best not to eat when you are upset. Avoid eating while you are very stressed.

Research has proven that stress affects our hormones, which can be damaging to our health over the long term. Research also suggests that emotions can become stored at the cellular level. This could be part of the reason why we can become stuck in the traumas we endure. Other studies demonstrate that stress can cause blockages in our energy systems. All of these leads to a need for emotional detoxification.

When all is said and done, stress is really a figment of our imaginations. Life is only as stressful as we choose to let it be.

What to do for Emotional Detoxification?

Skipping or Dancing During Cardio ExerciseShift your view to be one that is positive, and you’ll be amazed at the discoveries you make along the way. A positive outlook makes a tremendous difference and can help you to totally transform your existing life into the life of your dreams.

If you don’t like something in your life, have the courage to be honest with yourself. This is more difficult than it seems sometimes. We often delude ourselves into accepting aspects of our life so we will not have to put in the effort to make changes. Honesty is an integral part of remaking your life into the life you would like to have. Honesty to yourself and others plays a huge role in good emotional detoxification.

While there may be plenty of social conditioning that affects us, we are the only ones who can choose to accept thoughts and ideas as part of our reality. You are the only thinker of your thoughts. Those thoughts will create your reality. If you don’t like the reality your thoughts are creating, change your thoughts.

You become what you think and feel.

“The people who make significant life improvements are those who refuse to fall prey to self-pity.” – Unknown

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