My first 2008 post continues as a mini-road-map of how-to regain or maintain your health in simple, attainable, fast, inexpensive steps. You and your loved ones need to know this! Start at any time. Just make it soon. And, I’m adding more help here for you to follow, especially for those who have already started. Here’s a review of part of Lesson 1A, with my new additions inserted. It is a long post, but your Health is worth it.
And, this is my gift to you this year, so you will have the benefit of 40 years of my research as a Health Educator.
This is my mini-recipe for you to alleviate or even cure your diabetes (or other chronic diseases). Do it a step at a time. Don’t let the article overwhelm you. There aren’t many steps. Most is explanation and sources.
It is your responsibility to learn the details from all the sources mentioned and to discuss them with your (usually ignorant) physician. Try to find a knowledgeable, accessable health practitioner offline or online.
Do continue to monitor your blood sugars daily; discuss medicine dose changes with your physician (they DO know about this), and monitor your pH daily.
Recipe – For cure and for prevention of ALL disease, to gain Health, you will need to work to regain and then maintain the alkaline design of your body.
To do this, in my opinion, you must:
___ daily remove excess acidity through the four channels of elimination (bladder, bowels, skin and lungs)
By Lungs: remember to take deep belly-breaths! I try to watch and take 3 deep belly- breaths every 15 minutes, but it’s better to learn a therapeutic deep-breathing technique (so you can breathe properly and naturally, moment-by-moment) like Pranayama in yoga OR make sure to have some aerobic exercise (but this is really not enough).
By Skin: to help detox further, perspire! And then benefit further from daily warm showers or baths, ending with cool water (as cold as you can stand with slight discomfort) OR immerse your legs safely into an ankle to knee-high bath of cool water and move them around, (if you cannot stand having the cool water on all of your body, this technique is suggested by Dian Dincin Buchman in her book “The Complete Book of Water Therapy”)
use traditional hydro-therapy techniques from Naturopathic Medicine – find the protocol online. This process gets the lymph moving by muscular contractions and circulatory reactions to balancing excess cold by bringing in warmth and moving your body’s whole fluid system faster. Also, make sure the chlorine is filtered from your bath and shower water! (You can get filters that do this at good health stores or online.)
By bowel: have plenty of fiber from vegetables, other whole, unprocessed foods. Make sure that your bowel has good motility (i.e. that the nerves make the muscles work properly to move eveything along well). Magnesium citrate or maganesium taurate does this (do not use magnesium carbonate, as most people cannot absorb it well).
By Bladder: drink 6 – 8 (8 oz.) glasses of pure, spring water or alkaline water daily. NO tap water! (Tap water’s molecules are too large to enter your cells, as well as being the wrong shape to enter — so you can be drinking but still be mostly dehydrated!). All water should be at room temperature. More on this below. If you feel you are “retaining” water, then add a squeeze of lemon to your glass of water, as lemon is a natural diuretic, and is very alkalizing, also.
Read more about healthy alkaline waters and helpful products at:
https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com/2007/04/21/weight-loss-tip-how-to-stop-drinking-your-calories/ www.evamor.com http://www.newwaveenviro.com/porcelain-water-dispensers-c-8_3_4.html http://www.newwaveenviro.com
___ eat in an alkaline way (Dr. Robert O.Young PhD at www.phmiracleliving.com has guidelines, especially in his books, and most of the recipes here on my blog will help.) Until you are well, this largely means maintaining a vegan vegetarian lifestyle, when you are most ill. Then, you can transition back to a little, specific-type animal protein, if you desire it. For example, after regaining Health, then some cold-water wild, fatty-fish can be re-instituted, as long as it is balanced-out, daily, by larger amounts of specified alkaline vegetable foods.
At the very least, after Health is regained, the ratios for most of your daily meals should be 75% – 80% alkaline vegetables (and a few alkaline fruits), 10% fatty-fish or vegetarian protein and 10% – 15% healthiest oils (hemp and flax – neither for cooking; olive oil – for cooking). Nothing is cast in stone. You can still enjoy meals with families and friends and eat out. Just be sensible and eat this way the vast majority of meals.
(While you are ill, you must have the hemp/flax as they contain the vital Omega 3 oils you need for your brain and heart and to quell inflammation. Especially as you are not at the stage when you can eat any cold-water fish for them, you need to use the oils! Or, supplement with the Omega-3 essential fatty acids in capsules, at any time.)
___ supplement with Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin, especially in winter, anywhere, and if you live in latitudes north of Texas and Southern California (or same latitude levels in Southern Hemisphere), you need to use Vitamin D at all times of year. Those areas don’t get enough or strong enough sunlight. Too many of us spend almost all our time indoors. Window glass blocks Vitamin D light wave-lengths, so sitting near a sunny window does not count. New guidelines have raised the requirement to 1,000 IU (international units) a day.
This is best gained from a molecularly distilled, mercury-free, cod-liver fish oil, like Nordic Naturals or Carlson’s. Vitamin D is understood as incredibly vital. You can get flavored liquid or capsules of cod-liver oil sourced Vitamin D. www.nordicnaturals.com www.carlsonlabs.com
If, after you are definitely on the way to recovery from latent tissue acidosis (i.e. high acid in tissue and organ levels), then you may be able to add a few other acidic foods, in moderation, as long as they are balanced, daily, with alkaline foods of the proper concentration levels and amounts — i.e. you eat foods that are strongly alkaline enough to (largely) neutralize the extra incoming acidity.
If you follow the 75% veggie rule, there’s no need to count calories or worry about how much you eat. You will never be hungry, and you will find, as you regain your Health, that most of the processed food tastes like the nutritional-disaster CR_P it really is.
___ avoid some foods. Highest on Dr. Young’s list of foods to avoid are: NO yeast, fermented products, microbial process products or mushrooms / fungi. Fermented products include: wines and other alcohols, vinegars, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Asian fish sauce etc. Some microbial products include: cheeses, natto, tempeh, yoghurt – there is even one bacterium in yoghurt that Dr. Jordan Rubin, ND prefers we would avoid (Lactobacillus thermopolis), but most yoghurts have it in the mix. However, Rubin also uses some fermentation processes, as he has found them to be beneficial, so what is used and how it is done may make a difference. Dr. Young makes a blanket-statement to avoid it.
Many cultures DO feel certain fermented products ARE healthful and fermentation, in some cases, increases the food’s nutrition by making it more bio-available. I suggest you wait until you are well again to decide about including certain fermented products that have proven themselves to be healthy e.g. miso.
But, Dr. Young is always concerned about microbes; as a microbiologist, he would be! Breads, including sourdoughs, are yeast products, so avoid them. When you are well, use baking soda and baking powder in any baked goods you eat, and forego the yeast. Yeast-overgrowth is a modern plague. Yeast (Candida albicans) is extremely and deeply invasive and damages many tissues and organs in our bodies; it must be curtailed. Yeast is a manifestion of the Source of illness, in Dr. Young’s opinion. Contrary to modern medicine’s view that it is relatively benign, Candida albicans’ pleomorphic shenanigans promote serious disease.As he is a microbiologist, I have decided to respect Dr. Young’s opinion about the invasiveness of yeast and fungi spores in the human body and their mycoplasmic role in disease. That means yeast and all mushrooms and other fungi are off limits.
This is also problematical, because Asians have a long history of using a few mushrooms as medicine (e.g. shitake, reishi and maitake), and other naturopathic physicians are still using them, seemingly effectively, as medicines (Dr. Jordan Rubin, ND at www.gardenoflife.com ), but for the moment, I am holding-off on them. You will have to decide. I may use them briefly, in medical preparations, if I have to, as the medicine may employ some other herbs which Balance out the danger. Another substitute therapy for many chronic and also for life-threatening diseases is MMS and I will mention it next time.
Dr. Young and his family prefer to keep eating mostly on the alkaline side of the food chart, as vegans. You will have to decide your own food pathway, but only once you have returned to full Health.
___ check your pH daily! Monitor your progress as you return to health. Get your pH test kits from Debra Page Johnson at: www.feelgoodfood.com Over the years, I have watched Shelley and Dr. Young literally glow, more and more, with Health that is rarely seen these days. And dark-field microscopy of his blood, in real time photos, has shown how healthy it is. He certainly is pH balanced. Dr. Young walks-the-walk and doesn’t just talk about it!
In one of the videos, at the last article’s link below, Dr. Young recently shows an audience real-time proof that his own saliva pH is testing very alkaline (about pH 8), a sign of Complete Health. Note: this is saliva pH at 8, which is completely different from desirable blood pH levels (which must be in a tight range of pH 7.36 to 7.42, otherwise illness and even death happen quickly).
Different parts of the body require different pH zones, but overall, your body must be alkaline at the end of each day. Usually pH for saliva or urine is what is tested and you learn their acceptable ranges and monitor them as a signal for the rest of your body being in compliance or understanding its status.
___ calm down (as much as possible!) – as you follow an alkaline diet, this will begin to happen naturally, but meanwhile, learn stress-reduction, meditative techniques, and watch the video at E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique) http://www.emofree.com/ OR use Bach flower-essences, especially Rescue Remedy. All of these are great life-skill choices anyway. Stress initiates a spiral of acidity inside your body, whereas alkalinity brings relaxation and calm.
The Bach Rescue Remedy flower-essence formula was developed by a famous English (Harley Street) physician, Edward Bach, MD, DHom. and has safely and effectively been used for stress for about 80 years. All these flower essences work to re-Balance your body from emotional and physical traumas and re-tune them to Harmony, from the perfect vibratory pattern of a specific herbal flower (the pinnacle of the healing plant’s energy). It really works!
Sometimes it happens almost instantly; other times, the essences need a period of time to unravel the complexities. They are completely effective when used knowledgeably and are meant for self-use. Of course there are trained practitioners and books and that is worthwhile, too. See the work of Dr. Dietmar Kramer, ND for his body-maps.
It’s also important to note that all tribal peoples use flower essences in one form or another; the Australian aborigines have a flower essence tradition that is 50,000 years old. Obviously, they are very effective medicines. They are probably Humanity’s oldest medicines.
You can understand more about why flower essences work SO effectively and so deeply by reading. To grab an understanding of your body’s energy-system and energy-realm existence read Dr. Richard Gerber, MD’s book on “Vibrational Medicine” or read the work of exceptionally-gifted healer, Donna Eden. www.innersource.net/energy_medicine/energy_medicine_main.htm Learn more at: www.bachcentre.com and www.nelsonbach.com and from Dr. Ian White at Australian Flower Essences http://www.ausflowers.com.au/cms/details.asp?NewsID=9
___ smile, several times a day – even if you have to fake it in the beginning (this is a really important instinctual trigger for relaxation, alkaline biochemistry and the nervous system dominance of balance, rather than flight-or-fight). Smile several times as you wash your hands in the bathroom and get bio-feedback while looking in the mirror. This will help to jump-start this process.
___ initiate mild to moderate exercise (for those who are able). A walking-at-normal-conversation pace regimen is sufficient for a daily total of 45 minutes to an hour. Snippets of time count toward the total; it does not have to all be done at once; break it up to 10 – 15 minute segments during the day if you need to. Use a pedometer; a decent one costs about $10 – $15 and there are advanced versions, too. Aim to walk 10,000 steps a day, and all your moment-to-moment walking around counts, too. This is part of the fast-track.
If you like to run, then do this as wind-sprints, rather than continuous running. Wind-sprints are when you use bursts of energy to run until near-tiredness, then slow down and even walk, all-the-while taking in deep breaths while you are huffing-and-puffing. Only resume another wind-sprint once your body seems to have recovered. If you notice, this is how children play, when given the chance, like in a natural game of tag or any game of soccer. When tested, many marathon and other types of hard-core runners show how beat-up they really are. Milder exercise works, with less trauma.
In the winter, if you do not have access to a treadmill, then check out the suggestions for a specific rebounder trampoline or a new, high-tech, gentle, whole-body vibration machine at Dr. Young’s site at www.phmiracleliving.com Do NOT just use any trampoline; most of them can cause nerve-damage. Look at his specific model. Please notice, he has no affiliate program, so I do not benefit monetarily at all for making these suggestions. That is true for all the websites I have suggested here now.
If you are unable to walk or stand for long periods, then exercises done while sitting are still beneficial. Symphony concert conductors – with their hours of arm movement – were found to be the healthiest of all active people tested, as I remember studies in the 1980’s or so. The Arthritis Foundation has had information about seated exercise programs in the past, and may have videos available now. Leslie Sansone has many excellent walking routines for elders and any age or skill level. www.lesliesansone.com
___ take anti-oxidants! Please understand that aerobic exercise, although beneficial, also releases huge amounts of free-radicals, so you need potent anti-oxidants in your diet or as supplements. L-glutathione, Quercetin and natural Vitamin E are important ones (“studies” debunking Vitamin E use have since been shown to be flawed and self-serving Pharma industry ploys). Important note: Any anti-oxidants must be taken 2 -4 hours away from any MMS dose! Otherwise they will neutralize the MMS so you would have no benefit from it.
___ start strength building, anaerobic exercise like lifting weights or isometric exercises also have a serious place in your life-style daily. These build muscle and this is where your energy level is made and maintained by the cellular furnaces called mitochondria.
Please note that muscle weighs more than fat! It makes me SO upset that Bob and Jillian and the producers at television’s “The Biggest Loser” do not educate the public about that. Week after week, we see the tears and anguish of morbidly obese people who have worked so diligently, to seemingly “have lost NO weight!” or even”gained”. Oh my! As long as they were exercising and eating healthy food, then that weight gain is muscle!
Having more muscle, then will burn more calories, and weight-loss will accelerate, and your blood sugars are likely to be better as more sugar is being utilized! Plateaus stalling your weight-loss are no longer likely to happen.
If you can afford it, get a weekly, light therapeutic massage. Shelley Redford Young is a licensed massage therapist, and I know this is an integral part of the Young’s therapy. There are many kinds of massage, but in order NOT to dislodge too many toxins at one time period, (causing a temporary but disagreeable “Herx Reaction” – i.e. Herxheimer Reaction), then make sure that you start out with light massages. Later, especially in the hands of an experienced therapist, then discuss your need and if it is wise to do a deep-massage at any time.
I found that when a massage therapist disregarded our naturopathic physician’s very precise instructions, the therapist set my daughter’s healing back at least 2 months, immediately, by releasing too many toxins. So understand this really can happen. Don’t just get a friend to give you massages, if they don’t know what they are really doing, either.
___ Take a sauna (preferably a far infra-red type) several times a week, if possible, as long as your doctor allows it, if you are a cardiac patient or have “high blood pressure, you need to get permission”. Sweating is another way to detoxify via the skin’s channels.
Exercise’s main value is detox by getting your muscles to squeeze and move your lymph system, and oxygenation.
___ eat the right kind of sea salt and drink lots of alkaline or pH neutral waters
Work up to half of your body weight, in fluid ounces per day, over a month or more. If you have kidney problems already, discuss how and if to do this with your doctor (they DO know how to do this, too). Many diabetics have silent kidney disease, so ask your doctor to check this. You will make more bathroom pit-stops with alkaline water, as it is more effective in detoxification and it accelerates the exchange of better water into your cells, more hydration for them and more successful waste removal.
For people with healthy kidneys, if you weigh 160 pounds, gradually work up to 80 fluid ounces of water a day or as close as you can get. And, add a tiny pinch of Celtic Sea Salt ( http://www.celticseasalt.com no other kind!) to each quart of spring water (no need to for each alkaline water — just use some daily on your food). The water-salt protocol is, as instructed, in Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelijd, MD’s expert book “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” and http://www.watercure.com / and www.watercure2.org
Do not use distilled water from plastic jugs sitting around in supermarkets. It is truly a dead product and has been severely polluted by estrogen-like compounds leached from the poor-quality plastic used in these jugs.
If you get freshly distilled water from other machine sources, then know that ALL distilled water must be supplemented with chelated organic minerals unless you are just using it for a few days for detoxification (even to detoxify, it would be wise to add the good, needed minerals); these are minerals that are extra bio-available and have been made more organic by associations with amino acids. Ask at a health store for chelated minerals.
Natural spring waters in glass bottles are best, but in America they are almost impossible to find anymore. Do NOT use “mineral” waters; your body cannot use the minerals in this inorganic form and it puts pressure on your body to eliminate them. All plastic is problematical due to estrogen-like plasticizer pollution which disrupts both male and female sex cycles and hormones. Some plastics are worse than others. Even polycarbonate is not exempt.
Evamor water is the best alkaline water I have found, even though it is in plastic bottles now. Evamor is drawn from a healing spring used by the Choctaw Native Americans, for generations, so we understand that it is safe and efficacious. Decant Evamor into a porcelain, lead-free crock if you buy the Evamor in quantity, to get it out of the plastic as soon as possible! The links for Evamor and the porcelain crocks are above in the Bladder detox section.
Essentia water is also OK.
Do not drink Trinity; it is high in naturally-occurring fluorine; that concerns me, as fluorine, in any form, is highly detrimental to the body — it’s not fit to be in our water-systems and basically is dumped hazardous waste. When science scrutanizes its “use” in dental cavity prevention, they find NO benefit. Keep fluoride out of your child’s body, and yours!
Dr. Young also has proprietary designed water machines at his site. These produce not only alkaline water, but the water has superior ORP energy measurements that increase its healing potential to the highest realms.
___ plan your day, then month, then year. Put systems in place, to help you succeed in all aspects of your life. This does not turn you into a robot. Rather, it organizes and provides far more “free time” than you can imagine. It also helps you hold yourself “accountable” in a benign way.
In the food realm, try to plan your menus or at least just have only healthy food in the house, so it can be made into tasty dishes you like. Raw plant food is healthier. Lighlty steamed plant food is acceptable. Frozen plant food is the least problematical of any other foods.
___ find and use recipes at vegan sites and from Dr. Young’s books and any from the other physicians who are writing about the need for pH Balance (yes, the movement is growing).
___ understand the science. Over time, please read:
Dr. Theodore Baroody, NDs book “Alkalize or Die”
Professor Felicia Drury Kliment‘s “The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet”
Dr. Christopher Vasey, ND‘s
“The Acid Alkaline Diet For Optimum Health” and “The Water Prescription”.
Dr. Thomas Rau, MD‘s “The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health”
Dr. Mark Hyman, MD‘s book “Ultrametabolism”
You can get an online report from Dr. Vasey at: http://www.ph-ion.com/getrelief.pdf
___ use chloropyll. It will help to build your blood very efficiently and quickly and it is alkaline so helps balance your pH. Chlorophyll is the green activated essence of plants that almost exactly mirrors our own blood. The chlorophyll molecule has a Magnesium ion in the center, whereas our blood has an Iron ion in the center. So new blood can be made amazingly fast for us, if we use chlorophyll since we exchange just one ion. That is just one of the underlying reasons dark-green leafy plant foods are SO beneficial for us.
If you are on blood-thinners, like Coumadin or Warfarin, you must ask your physician about using chlorophyll and if on any other prescription medication, it would be wise to do so, too, as this is concentrated food.
New basic-body cells (stem cells and new red blood cells) are made in the crypts of the small intestine (more than in bone marrow), from nutrient-rich blood. So now you see why having MADE more blood via chlorophyll is important as it then helps you by: building quality tissues and organs faster, enriching your blood’s total nutrient carrying-capacity and also by increasing it’s oxygen carrying capacity. Bacteria, viruses, “cancer cells” and all other pathogens cannot live in a well-oxgenated environment.
Chlorophyll does stain clothing (so does MMS), so be careful. Chlorophyll is also available in capsules, but we have only used the liquid concentrate. It is possible to get mint-flavor, and that way it is quite palatable.
Make sure to get it at your best health food store and follow the label or your doctor’s instructions. I think the brand our naturopathic physician had us get before my husband’s heart surgery was Nature’s Sunshine. The label looks familiar; we are going to make an effort to utilize this again, after my latest reading research. www.naturessunshine.com/us/products/catalog/product/default.aspx?stocknum=1689 evidently there’s a sample-size: http://www.naturessunshine.ca/products/catalog/products.asp?stocknum=1832&language=1
___ heal your bowel Your Health begins there! Chlorophyll helps to keep your bowel safer and helps immune function, too. Aloe vera also helps, but you have to be select in which one you choose as using an indiscriminate botanical variety and using the whole leaf can give you a formula which is too harsh, instead of soothing. Do your due diligence here. Only certain botanical varieties are suitable and processing is critical.
___ For the next posting: you will learn about MMS at www.miraclemineral.org … and whatever else from this list I have time for: Master Cleanser: a discussion about Modified Fasting … Liquifying certain whole-foods for better nutritional access … Low Glycemic Index (GI) foods … Enzyme therapy … Hormones, an explanation … Iodine supplementation and the allied need for tyrosine …. these are on my radar to share as soon as I can.
I just can’t believe this post has taken so much time, but I have some surgery this week, on Wednesday, so I cannot devote any more to this information for awhile. UPDATE: 1/18/08 I got through my surgery. Waiting for lab reports.
But, you are several weeks into the New Year, already! Have you started yet? I encourage you to “Start now!”, or continue, so you really have a chance to be Healthy by December 2008!
I’d love to hear about your progress. And, I’ll try to finish up my plan next time, if possible, and will at least include a quick check-list, so you don’t have to wade through all the explanation above (but, at least read it once!).
Best to all — Em
For more of the original article and the video links, see: https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/why-havent-you-heard-this-on-the-evening-news
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