Thursday, September 25, 2014

Homemade DIY Chorizo Recipe

I had always wanted to make this myself considering that most chorizo you purchase at the Mexican Supermarket or stores are made with beef or pork that are not grass-fed and are fed with GMO Corn, injected with numerous antibiotics, etc.

There are various ways of making this depending how spicy you like your chorizo and using options on the types of meats/vegetarian option. All meats are best fresh, grass-fed, free-ranged, supporting your local organic farm ~ is a good source for the U.S. region. 

  • 1 or 2 lbs. of fresh organic beef/pork/chicken/turkey/tofu - vegetarian 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (first press, cold press, extra virgin)
  • 6 fresh garlic cloves or 1 Tbsp + of garlic powder
  • 1 white onion minced
  • 1/4  - 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 dried guajillo chilies/ancho chilies, or just put the following...
  • 2 Tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp of sweet paprika 
  • 1/4 + tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cloves/cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp of sea salt/Himalayan salt
  • 1/8 tsp of ground black pepper
  1. Combine all dried ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add Apple Cider Vinegar to moisten the mix.
  3. Add ground meat and knead until spice mixture is well incorporated into the meat.
  4. You can use the chorizo immediately, but for best flavor development, place chorizo mixture in an airtight container and store overnight in fridge.
  5. Form chrizo meat into small patties or just scramble and fry the meat in a skillet until done.
  6. Make tacos with your chorizo, add to eggs, mix in with your quesadillas, or on tostadas con frijoles, etc.
All ingredients are subject to change depending on your personal level of spiciness!  

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Food Additives to Avoid...

Eating natural as possible is always the best choice for your health & family, by purchasing whole foods, non-processed foods, avoiding foods loaded with additives you can prevent health complications. 

You can start out with this list provided by MSN Health & Fitness (download the PDF link and save it in your files). ~

1. Sodium Nitrate (also called Sodium Nitrite)

This is a preservative, coloring, and flavoring commonly added to bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, smoked fish, and corned beef. Studies have linked eating it to various types of cancer.

2. BHA and BHT

Butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydrozyttoluene are used to preserve common household foods. They are found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. They are oxidants, which form potentially cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body.

3. Propyl Gallate

Another preservative, often used in conjunction with BHA and BHT. It is sometimes found in meat products, chicken soup base, and chewing gum. Animals studies have suggested that it could be linked to cancer.

4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and restaurant food. It can cause headaches and nausea, and animal studies link it to damaged nerve cells in the brains of infant mice.

5. Trans Fats

Trans fats are proven to cause heart disease. Restaurant food, especially fast food chains, often serve foods laden with trans fats.

6. Aspartame

Aspartame, also known by the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal, is a sweetener found in so-called diet foods such as low-calorie desserts, gelatins, drink mixes, and soft drinks. It may cause cancer or neurological problems, such as dizziness or hallucinations.

7. Acesulfame-K

This is a relatively new artificial sweetener found in baked goods, chewing gum, and gelatin desserts. There is a general concern that testing on this product has been scant, and some studies show the additive may cause cancer in rats.

8. Food Colorings: Blue 1, 2; Red 3; Green 3; Yellow 6

Five food colorings still on the market are linked with cancer in animal testing. Blue 1 and 2, found in beverages, candy, baked goods and pet food, have been linked to cancer in mice. Red 3, used to dye cherries, fruit cocktail, candy, and baked goods, has been shown to cause thyroid tumors in rats. Green 3, added to candy and beverages, has been linked to bladder cancer. The widely used yellow 6, added to beverages, sausage, gelatin, baked goods, and candy, has been linked to tumors of the adrenal gland and kidney.

9. Olestra

Olestra, a synthetic fat found in some potato chip brands, can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and gas. Olestra also inhibits healthy vitamin absorption from fat-soluble carotenoids that are found in fruits and vegetables.

10. Potassium Bromate

Potassium bromate is used as an additive to increase volume in some white flour, breads, and rolls. It is known to cause cancer in animals, and even small amounts in bread can create a risk for humans.

11. White Sugar

Watch out for foods with added sugars, such as baked goods, cereals, crackers, sauces and many other processed foods. It is unsafe for your health, and promotes bad nutrition.

12. Sodium Chloride

A dash of sodium chloride, more commonly known as salt, can bring flavor to your meal. But too much salt can be dangerous for your health, leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure

Americans spend about 90 percent of their food budget on processed foods, which contain a staggering number of artificial food additives, preservatives, colors and flavor enhancers. That your health suffers as a consequence of this assault should come as no surprise.

To review each of the mere dozen mentioned here could fill several books, and would still only be the tip of the iceberg. As you may already know, I wrote an entire book just on artificial sweeteners, called Sweet Deception. The book is currently out of print as we sold out of the last edition, but we hope to have it back in print by the fall.

However, when it comes to food additives, perhaps one of the most important aspects is the health ramifications they have on your children.

Here are some helpful links to bookmark on Food Additives & GMO Awareness:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dates In Your Diet

Date is the name of the fruit of the Date Palm, which is believed to have originated somewhere in the desert oases of northern Africa and, perhaps, southwest Asia. The people of the Middle East have consumed dates, as a part of their staple diet, since centuries, mainly owing to its high nutritional value. Apart from being rich in natural fibers, dates also comprise of a lot of other nutrients, like oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, magnesium, etc. In fact, it is said that one date is a minimum of a balanced and healthy diet. In the following lines, we have listed the various health and nutrition benefits of eating dates.
Nutritional Value of Dates
Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of dates:
  • Sodium - 2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates - 75 gm
  • Dietary Fiber - 8 gm
  • Sugars - 63 gm
  • Protein - 2 gm
  • Vitamin - A 10 IU
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin E - 0.05 mg
  • Vitamin K - 2.7 mcg
  • Thiamin - 0.052 mg
  • Riboflavin - 0.066 mg
  • Niacin - 1.274 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.165 mg
  • Vitamin B12 - 0 mcg
  • Folate - 19 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 0.589 mcg
  • Calcium - 39 mg
  • Iron - 1.02 mg
  • Magnesium - 43 mg
  • Phosphorus - 62 mg
  • Potassium - 656 mg
  • Sodium - 2 mg
  • Zinc - 0.29 mg
  • Copper - 0.206 mg
  • Manganese - 0.262 mg
  • Selenium - 3 mcg
  • Total Fat - 0.39 mg
  • Saturated Fat - 0.032 mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat - 0.036 mg
  • Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.019 mg
Date Shake
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 to 1 cup 2-percent organic milk/Almond milk
  • 1/2 pint frozen low fat Greek yogurt or just ice with your yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp of organic vanilla extract
  • Dash nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
Place all ingredients in blender and process until dates are completely blended with the other ingredients. Pour into a tall, chilled glass and serve immediately.
Note: Be sure your Dates are organic; many dates are now Genetically Modified (GM)/Radiated!
Health benefits of Dates :
1 ) Abdominal Cancer: Dates are beneficial for curing abdominal cancer. They work as useful tonic for all age groups. They work as better as the medicines, and are natural and do not bear any side effects in the body. They can be easily digested and used for supplying extra and needed energy.
2 ) Healthy Heart: Dates are quite helpful in maintaining your heart in a healthy condition. When soaked for a night and crushed in the morning and consumed, they prove to be quite advantageous for weak hearts. They help in fortifying the heart, if taken twice in a week.
3 ) Intestinal Disorders: The nicotinic content that is present in the dates is said to be beneficial for curing any kinds of intestinal disorders. Continuous intake of dates helps to maintain a check on the growth of the pathological organisms and thus, helps in the rise of friendly bacteria in the intestines.
4 ) Anemia: The amount of iron is dates are very high and it is helpful in curing anemia. Those having iron deficiency can eat dates everyday for better health. Dates also have fluorine that reduces tooth decay.
5 ) Nervous System: Dates are also rich in potassium and they have very less sodium in it. This is extremely beneficial for the nervous system. Studies have indicated that having potassium rich foods can reduce the risk of strokes to a great extend.
6 ) Dates are also helpful in reducing the LDL cholesterol.
7 ) Constipation: Date is termed to be a laxative food. This is the reason that dates are beneficial for people suffering from constipation. For getting the laxative effect from dates, you need to soak dates for one full night in water. You should consume these soaked dates in the morning like syrup to get their actual advantages.
8) Digestive System: Dates help in improving the digestive system as it is loaded with insoluble as well as fibers. Dates also have amino acids in them which is also good for the digestive system.
9 ) Diarrhea: Ripe dates contain potassium. Potassium is beneficial for controlling diarrhea. They are easily digestible, which helps to cope up with the problems of diarrhea.
10 ) Weight Gain: Dates are said to be a part of healthy diet. They consist of sugar, fats, proteins as well as many essential vitamins. If the dates are consumed with the paste of cucumber, one can easily come out from the problem of over-slimming. One kilogram of dates contains almost 3,000 calories. These calories alone are sufficient to meet the daily requirements of a human body.
11 ) Intoxication: Dates are known as an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. Dates provide quick relief in the case of alcoholic intoxication. They should be rubbed and soaked overnight for getting more nutritious values from them.
12 ) Dates do not have cholesterol in them and they contain very less fat in them. Moreover, they are extremely rich in minerals as well as vitamins.
Health benefits of dates are uncountable, as this fruit is affluent in Natural Fibres. Dates are even rich in several vitamins and minerals. These natural products contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper , magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5. They also contain Vitamin C and Vitamin A which are advantageous for health.
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Taking Aluminum Out Of The Diet

Taking aluminum out of the diet is not difficult, but it can get somewhat complicated and quite frustrating. One's attempt to follow the guidelines of Aluminum-Abstinence Therapy (AAT) could end in failure if one doesn't have sufficient knowledge about the subject.Foods and products that contain aluminum are listed [in bold] in the next section, but before the lists are examined, please read the information below. It must be thoroughly understood before one begins AAT. Many patients appear to worsen from time to time, confusing those involved in their care; and sometimes those who use AAT for AD prevention find that it doesn't help. There are many reasons for this, including the following:Abstaining from aluminum may not appear to be effective if one is taking drugs, breathing vapors or consuming toxic substances of any kind. The reason for this is because chronic drug use and/or toxic substance exposure may cause side-effects similar to the symptoms of aluminum toxicity.Millions of microscopic particles of various toxins are ingested daily by those who are exposed to outdoor smog, work in toxic environments and/or consume contaminated water. Although AAT will work to reduce the level of toxicity in the brain, it cannot perform miracles. Significant results may not be seen when overdoses of these and other toxins, including alcohol, over-the-counter medications and/or prescription drugs are ingested continuously. In other words, when the brain becomes overwhelmed, its performance is minimized until one's intake of toxic substances is dramatically reduced.The following story will help illustrate this point. One Alzheimer's patient became oppositional and uncooperative, even though he had been on AAT for over two years. His family believed that the therapy was not working and that the disease was progressing. One day, this man refused to eat or drink anything, including his prescription drugs. When the problem worsened, his family decided to follow his advanced directives allowing him to die.
But he didn't die. Three days later, he surprised us when he got out of bed, dressed himself, and was cordial and cooperative to the point of helping others! What made the difference? His behavior improved because his brain was given the chance to excrete the offending drugs. In other words, because the drugs were stopped (inadvertently), the man's brain was finally able to cleanse itself. After the man's family had his medications appropriately adjusted, their father was cordial and co-operative from that point on.
This incident made it clear that continuous ingestion of drugs and other toxic substances can obscure or complicate the performance of Aluminum-Abstinence Therapy.
Other health conditions can hinder the brain's ability to cleanse itself, as well. Many of these will be addressed on the Foundation website.
Foods made with aluminized baking powder*, self-rising flour*, and salt. The following are some of these products:
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Salted snacks
  • Hot cocoa mixes
  • Coffee creamers
  • Pickles and relish
  • *Flour tortillas
  • *Pizza crust
  • *Muffins
  • *Doughnuts
  • *Cookies
  • *Pancakes
  • *Waffles
  • *Cupcakes
  • *Cakes
  • *Baking mixes
  • *Brownies
  • *Pastries
  • *Corn bread
  • *Banana bread
  • *Carrot bread
  • *Dipping batter for fried foods
WARNING: Aluminumized baking powder is now being used in many foods that were formerly prepared without baking powder, such as pizza crust, raised doughnuts, pie crusts, cookies, waffles, prepared meats, cheeses, and other products that were once aluminum-free.
Do not confuse baking soda with baking powder. Soda is a pure product with no additives. Baking powder is a mixture of chemicals used as leavening in countless baking products. (Leavening is what makes a cake rise during the baking process.)
Many people believe that all breads are made with baking powder. This is not true. Most breads are made with yeast.
Don't panic. Numerous aluminum-free baked goods are available in ordinary grocery stores, as well as health food stores and restaurants. Simply read labels to be safe.
Many body lotions and cremes
Most cosmetics
Shampoos and conditioners
Suntan lotions
Lip Balm
Over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs containing aluminum are too numerous to list. Read labels and consult your doctor and pharmacist.
If your doctor has prescribed drugs or medications containing aluminum, ask for alternative (aluminum-free) medications. If there is a problem, refer your doctor to this website. Informational brochures are also available to remind your doctor about the dangers of medications that are made with aluminum.
Doctors are required to encourage patient involvement in their own care, including the decision-making process. Because of this, your doctor will most likely co-operate.
When prescription drugs are necessary, one's first line of defense in preventing food and drug poisoning is to curtail the number of toxins consumed on a daily basis. They add up quickly. One breakfast waffle normally contains one "dose" of aluminum. (A dose is considered the amount required to cause an obvious effect, such as a change in behavior.) One muffin eaten for lunch adds another dose; and a dinner biscuit adds another. The day's total of aluminum equals 3 doses. Remember, the more items eaten, the more aluminum is ingested. When prescription drugs are consumed as well, the amount of toxicity in the brain can rise to injurous levels, especially when over-the-counter drugs are taken at the same time.
Caffeine overdose can create even more problems. When the brain becomes dehydrated, behavior changes are commonplace. Indeed, when chocolate, caffeinated drinks, herbal diuretic teas, packaged diuretic herbs, body-building and diet supplements are eaten as well, negative behavioral episodes can easily occur. Even vitamins can become toxic when taken in excess.
When signs of toxicity appear, they should be taken very seriously. Call your doctor to discuss symptoms, disclosing all substances that could be at fault. Follow the doctor's orders and begin abstinence immediately.
1. Assume responsibility for safeguarding your own health. Do not expect that the Food and Drug Administration is protecting you. They are not. All the facts are not in. Scientific investigation is still in its infancy.
2. Learn how to read medication descriptions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain what is difficult to understand.
3. Write to manufacturers. Ask for ingredient disclosures to be mailed to you. Most are willing to respond.
4. Learn to say no, even in social situations. If you suspect that party foods contain aluminum (refer to list above), choose items that are most likely aluminum-free. This habit may be difficult to cultivate at first, but as you observe how contaminated foods affect your mind, moods and emotions, abstinence will become easier and less troublesome as time goes on.
5. Ask restaurant managers to examine food and salt labels before ordering questionable items.
6. Examine all package labels before making a purchase.
Reading labels is absolutely essential in remaining
aluminum-free. The Food and Drug Administration
mandated laws that require labeling of products for
human consumption.
There are reasons for these laws:
  • 1. Consumer rights: You have a right to know what you are ingesting.
  • 2. Consumer protection: Prevention of allergic reactions.
  • 3. Protection of manufacturers. Disclosures and warnings help prevent lawsuits. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE LAWS ARE FLAWED.
1. The law requires that chemicals used in baking
powder be disclosed on labels, yet there are no such
laws for the chemical ingredients of salt.
2. It is a scientific fact that aluminum used in
baking powder and salt is poisonous, yet there
are no warning labels to alert the consumer.
3. Product labels are not monitored adequately.
Numerous labels state "baking powder", yet do
not disclose ingredients of the powder. When these
chemicals are not listed, assume that aluminum is
present. Many of these mislabeled products are
sold in coffee shops, mini-markets, fast-food stores,
restaurants and liquor stores.
4. Ingredients are frequently listed separately on
over-the-counter drug packages. Active ingredients
are sometimes located on one side of the box, and
the inactive ingredients on the other side. This
confusing labeling practice is potentially dangerous
and should be outlawed.
5. Some listings are impossible to read without a
magnifying glass. Avoid such products and choose
6. Aluminum is sometimes listed in compound
ingredients, such as silicoaluminate. This can be
confusing to the uneducated consumer.
7. Some labels trick the consumer. Some deodorant labels state, "Contains No Aluminum Hydroxide" yet they
list another form of aluminum on the package, deceiving consumers.
8. Some vendors of crystal deodorants (made with mineral salts and other ingredients) claim that "alum" is not aluminum. This is not true. The dictionary defines alum as "Aluminum sulphate".
9. Manufacturers frequently change ingredients, but the law does not require package warnings. Thus, be sure to read every label. If time constraints prohibit this, check labels as often as you can in order to protect yourself.
10. Laws that do exist are not adequately enforced. This is true in many restaurants as well. The following is a list of familiar fast-food establishments. Most do not post ingredients on menus or anywhere else, including the Internet. Literature is available to consumers, however.
  • MISSION flour tortillas: Their Original tortillas are aluminum-free, but their fat-free and whole-wheat tortillas contain aluminum. To request that all their products become aluminum-free, write to: Mission Foods, 1159 Cottonwood Lane, Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75038 Call (800) 527-1197
  • CARNATION HOT COCOA MIX: Silicoaluminate is stated on the label. To request that this product become aluminum-free, write to: Nestle USA, Beverage Division, Inc., Glendale, CA 91203. Call (800) 637-8538
  • PILLSBURY PRODUCTS: Many of their products contain aluminum: cake mixes, biscuits, cookie dough and crescents. To request that all their products become aluminum-free, write to: The Pillsbury Co., 2866 Pillsbury Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1464. (800)775-4777
  • CREAMORA Coffee Creamer: This product contains aluminate. To request that this product become aluminum-free, write to: Eagle Family Foods, Inc., Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591 (888) 656-3245
  • MC DONALD'S Hamburgers: The salt sprinkled on their foods contain aluminum. Individually-wrapped packages of salt contain aluminum. To request that all their products become aluminum-free, write to: McDonald's Corporation, One Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523 or call (630) 623-3000.
  • KFC Chicken: Their biscuits contain aluminum. To request that their products become aluminum-free, write to: Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc., 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40213 or call 1 (800) 225-5532
  • TACO BELL: Their crispy corn tortillas are aluminum-free, but their soft tacos and flour tortillas contain aluminum. To request that all their products become aluminum-free, write to: Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc., 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40213 or call 1 (800) 225-5532
  • PIZZA HUT: Their traditional crusts are aluminum-free, but their breadsticks contain aluminum. To request that all their products become aluminum-free, write to: Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc., 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40213 or call 1 (800) 225-5532
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1 million lbs. of food a year on 3 acres, 10,000 fish, 500 yards compost…

Yes! Your eyes are seeing correct… 1 million pounds of food per year, 10,000 fish, 300-500 yards of worm compost, all on 3 acres! Simple construction, grow all year long, use heat from compost, use vertical space!

Will Allen, Founder of Growing Power is my hero! And this message is exactly what we the people need to get back to… “working with our community”! Unity! Can’t trust the government anymore, can’t trust the foods at the standard markets, so here is the only solution. His website is filled with excellent information… Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

Please be part of this national/global movement… what can be more natural then growing your own?

Growing Power, Inc.

Links to Will Allen video playlist:

Related link: PART 2 – How 1 MILLION Pounds Of Organic Food Can Be Produced On 3 Acres

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Super Foods! Lifetime Dietary Life-Style

Super Foods Quick List - Lifetime Dietary Life-Style

A healthy diet is a life-style diet; if you feel hungry or deprived…you’re on the wrong program! The list of food groups keeps your immune system functioning properly, help to prevent disease, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity choices. Dietary Wellness is the foundation for a healthier, happier, more youthful life, and help in reversing disease. Care for yourself & others to gain optimum health.
BEST: Wild Alaskan Salmon (Watch out for the GMO Salmon)!
2nd Best: Sablefish, Sardines, Anchovies, Herring, North Atlantic Mackerel, Trout, Tuna (Fresh! Not From Can, if so make sure it’s Wild/Pole Caught for exceptional quality)!
FUNCTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Fiber, Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, and other Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Apples, Pears, Grapefruit
2nd Best: Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Pomegranates, Gold Kiwi, and All Berries!
FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, Monounsaturated Fats
BEST: Avocado, Acai (the little berry from Brazilian rainforest), Olives, Olive Oil (1st pressed cold-pressed, EXTRA VIRGIN… the greener, the better the olive oil)!
2nd Best: Coconut

FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants and other Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Cinnamon
2nd Best: Turmeric, Fenugreek, Cloves, Allspice, Nutmeg, Bay Leaf
FUNCTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, Fiber, and Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Chili Peppers
2nd Best: Cayenne, Chili Powder, Red Pepper Flakes
FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, Essential Fats, Protein, Fiber, Lignans
BEST: Organic Raw Sesame Seeds, Flaxseed, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds (pure oil, grind, capsules)
2nd Best: Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (All Raw! Not Roasted!)
FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Fiber, Resistant Starch, Starch Blockers, and Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Dried Beans – Kidney, Pinto, Navy, Red, Black Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas, and Mung Beans, Aduki
2nd Best: All are recommended
FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Fiber, Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, and Other Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Organic Yogurt, Goat Yogurt, Greek Yogurt
2nd Best: Organic Kefir, Raw Organic Milk, Organic Goat Milk, Organic Acidophilus Milk
FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Fiber, Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, and Other Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Buckwheat, Oats
2nd Best: Barley, Quinoa, Rye
FUNTIONAL WEIGHT-CONTROL FACTORS: Fiber, Low-Calorie/Low-Glycemic Nutrition, Anti-inflammatory Antioxidants, and other Phytonutrient Obesity-Fighters
BEST: Garlic, Spinach, Broccoli Sprouts, Cruciferous Vegetables - (Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Kale, Turnips, Radishes, Rutabaga, Cabbage, Watercress, Brussels sprouts, Mustard greens, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Horseradish).
2nd Best: Aromatic Culinary Herbs (Parsley, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Oregano)
Not Just Any Soy! Soy is an important source of vegetable protein, soy also contains isflavones, an estrogen like substance that protects and maintains bone strength. Soy also contains important omega-3 fatty acids, which promotes heart health. Be sure to note that your Soy source has to be Organic & Non-GMO!
Best & Only!Organic Tofu, Bake Tofu, Miso, and Edamame - (fresh soybean pods), for snacking or on salads; no soy milk (d/t added sugars and additives, instead try "Almond Milk", too much soy milk cause mucus in the intestines)!
Why? Dark chocolate has the highest antioxidant content of any foods. The darker the chocolate, the higher the count. How much? Eat a one-ounce serving daily; but to qualify, the chocolate must contain at least 70 percent cocoa solids (the higher percentage, the better)! Also, try grapes, red wine and green tea that is high in polyphenois, which boost good cholesterol. In addition to dark chocolate candy, try  cocoa nibs. Although somewhat bitter, they have an intense tannic flavor, like wine.
Healthy Tips/Weight Loss Management
Healthy diet must be a life long endeavor...
  1. Digestion starts from the mouth, chew your food well
  2. Avoid ice cold beverage and do not drink beverage with meals
  3. Do not eat heavy foods upon rising or before retiring (no eating after 7pm…this gives your system plenty of hours for digestion)
  4. Eat only when hungry, do not over-eat
  5. Get plenty of rest
  6. Do not consume saturated fats, avoid fried and greasy foods
  7. Consume only natural whole foods
  8. Avoid precooked and highly processed foods (which overwork the organs & that destroys enzymes and nutrients)
  9. Consume 50% raw “living” foods and extra fiber
  10. Steam, broil or bake your foods and undercook your  vegetables
  11. Omit white flour, white sugar, white rice, white salt and pepper (use raw sea salts, red pepper flakes, and whole pepper).
  12. Cleanse your system periodically by fasting with pure, fresh juices
  13. (For an advance body cleanse), intestinal/colon cleanse at least once annually
  14. Consume foods free/low of toxic insecticides and chemicals – organic/grow your own.
  15. Avoid foods with preservatives and additives
  16. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, drugs, and stress – nothing in excess!
  17. Take quality multi-vitamin/mineral supplement when needed, plus intake EFA (essential fatty acids)
  18. Drink purified water, mineral water/steam-distilled water daily - (see all about water) & (purchase).
  19. Enjoy fresh air and sunshine, exercise, walking/stretching in your daily or weekly activity
  20. Keep active mentally and physically, maintain a positive state of mind
  21. Minimize intake of dairy products (cheese, milk, sour cream, eggs), instead intake small quantities of raw goat cheese, nonfat cottage cheese, kiefer, unsweetened low-fat plain yogurt/goat yogurt/Greek yogurt. Dairy products can be replaced with rice, and almond products.
  22. Minimize flesh intake (beef, pork, processed meats, duck, goose), instead intake more fish (see & download PDF Fish List), skinless turkey or chicken – limit meats maximum once/twice weekly.
  23. FRUIT – Eat it alone or leave it alone! To eat fruit it’s best upon rising, wait one hour after eating fruit to eat another meal
  24. Proper food combining helps your metabolism, weight loss, detoxify your system.
(Informational reference – Prescription for NUTRITIONAL HEALING by: Phyllis A. Balch, CNC & The World’s Healthiest Foods by: George Mateljan and Steven Pratt, author of SuperFoods HealthStyles).
  1. Foods in different categories should never be mixed in the same meal, but foods in the same category may be enjoyed at the same meal.
  2. All vegetables (except high-starch vegetables such as sweet potatoes, acorn, or butternut squash) may be enjoyed with flesh dishes!
  3. All vegetables may be enjoyed with starch meals!
  4. Avocados are also unique in that they are technically a fruit but combine as a starch. They can also combine with dried fruit but not with nuts. This is an interesting exception that should be well noted.
  5. Fruits should only be consumed on an empty stomach  - at least 3 hours after a properly combined meal (or ideally, as your morning meal). Your new fruit mantra: “Eat it alone or leave it alone”.
  6. Fresh fruit only takes twenty to thirty minutes to exit the stomach completely, so you may enjoy another category of food thirty minutes after consuming fresh fruit.
  7. Bananas are special in that they cross over several categories. They combine well with both fresh fruit and dried fruit as well with avocados. Note that bananas require approximately forty-five minutes in the stomach as opposed to thirty minutes for other fresh fruit.
  8. Never eat fresh fruit for dessert after a cooked meal, as it will cause fermentation.
  9. Wait three to four hours after eating before switching food groups.
  10. If you have a very large appetite, eat more within the same food type. For example, you’re better off having two pieces of fish or two plates of whole grain pasta with vegetables instead of introducing a different food category – or eating three sweet potatoes “instead of” one sweet potato with a piece of fish, chicken, or other flesh.
  11. Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits go better with raw vegetables than cooked vegetables.
  12. Dairy can be combined with flesh in most cases.
  13. Nut butters should not be placed on grain breads.
  14. When eating an exclusively “raw meal”, beginners can get away with mixing starches (like avocados) and raw nuts or preparing recipes with small amounts of fresh fruits because there are plenty of enzymes to help digestion. Again, only good when eating in a raw diet or during detox/cleanse diet.
  15. Raw corn combines as a vegetable; cooked corn combines as a starch. You can eat unlimited amounts of raw corn – enjoy it right off the cob in the summertime!
  16. If you are going to “miscombine” a meal, do it at dinner so your body has plenty of time to move it through the stomach before the next meal (which is the next day - morning).
  17. Starch meals should only include the highest-quality starches (whole grains, sprouted grains breads, sweet potatoes, and so forth).
  18. Don’t let hard-core rules of eating mono-meals and keeping different fruit categories separate discourage you. These rules are not important when first starting into “Good Food Combining”, soon you’ll get the hang of it and start feeling and looking the difference. Focus on enjoying your meal and improving your food choices!
  19. Dark Chocolate (i.e. Dagoba and Green & Black’s) 70% or more chocolate bars make the perfect dessert for any food category. Remember to enjoy a small portion, not the whole bar. (70% pure chocolate contains less sugar, milk, or other ingredients that make chocolate a “no-no” at a lower percent).
  20. Condiments, 70-percent chocolate, nut milks (i.e. Almond Milk), and of course all raw vegetables are neutral, which means they can be mixed with any foods category except fruit!
(Source: The Raw Food DETOX Diet by: Natalia Rose)
Note: A great book to read on diet and cleaning is by: Natalia Rose “The Raw Food DETOX Diet”! Don’t worry, it’s not all “Raw” diet, it’s re-educating oneself to eat healthier & smarter - all you can eat on a proper food combination system.  :-)
Alkaline foods are the best way to maintain optimum health and the best form of cancer prevention... key thing to remember, 80% Alkaline (1/2 Raw), 20% Acid! Download PDF chart and post on your refrigerator ~
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Detox from Radiation, Heavy Metals, Cleansing & Restoring Your Body Naturally

Fighting Radiation Exposure – Naturally By: Dr. Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP, CH

With the recent nuclear catastrophe happening in Japan as well as the probability that nuclear events will continue to be a part of our world, it’s prudent to have good reference information as to how the body can be supported (using natural means) and protected should high radiation exposure become a reality. Knowledge and information empower and should always propel one toward effective preparation and planning, not fear. The power of fear is destructive in that it paralyzes resulting in unwise decisions. Along with knowledge and preparedness, we must also be aware of the very real probability that the general public will not be privy to factual information. Hopefully my readers will copy this information and place in a safe place for future reference.

Fighting Radiation & Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, & Vitamins by Steven R. Schechter, ND was required reading when I was studying for my ND. It’s difficult now to find copies at a reasonable price of this out of print but very informational book. Below are some of the chapter titles and information that Dr. Schechter deals with in his book as well as some of my own research/suggestions.

“These foods and food substances will enhance the immune system and protect

against the dangerous side effects of radiation.” –Dr. Steven R. Schechter.

The time to implement these foods is now in order to build up the body as well as the immune system. Most of the foods and vitamins/minerals are “protective” meaning that they should be implented before a radiation event occurs.

Each of these can be researched individually on the Internet such as “bee pollen+nuclear radiation protection”, etc. in order to find out how it is helpful/useful to the body.

Fighting Radiation with Food

Sea Vegetables – According to a 1964 McGill University study published in the “Canadian Medical Association Journal,” sodium alginate from kelp reduced radioactive strontium absorption in the intestines by 50 to 80 percent. The sodium alginate allowed calcium to be absorbed through the intestinal wall while binding most of the strontium, which was excreted out of the body. Some of the more popular sea vegetables to consume are kelp, arame, wakame and kombu. Canadian researchers reported that sea vegetables contained a polysaccharide substance that selectively bound radioactive strontium and helped eliminate it from the body. In laboratory experiments, sodium alginate prepared from kelp, kombu, and other brown seaweeds off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts was introduced along with strontium and calcium into rats. The reduction of radioactive particles in bone uptake, measured in the femur, reached as high as 80 percent, with little interference with calcium absorption. “The evaluation of biological activity of different marine algae is important because of their practical significance in preventing absorption of radioactive products of atomic fission as well as in their use as possible natural decontaminators.” Source: Y. Tanaka et al., “Studies on Inhibition of Intestinal Absorption of Radio-Active Strontium,” Canadian Medical Association Journal 99:169-75, 1968.

The Atomic Energy Commission recommends for maximum protection against radioactive poisoning for humans, taking a minimum of 2 to 3 ounces of sea vegetables a week or 10 grams (two tablespoons) a day of sodium alginate supplements. During or after exposure to radiation, the dosage should be increased to two full tablespoons of alginate four times daily to insure that there is a continual supply in the GI or gastrointestinal tract. There may be a rare concern of constipation but this can be avoided if the sodium alginate is made into a fruit gelatin. Agar, derived from sodium alginate in kelp, is a safe, nontoxic substance that can be used as a thickening agent or gelatin.

Bee Pollen – Studies show that bee pollen can significantly reduce the usual side effects of both radium and cobalt-60 radiotherapy and also the sickness after massive abdominal x-rays. One study showed that the proliferation of cancer cells stopped in cancerous tumors induced in mice. (This is only indicative and does not purport to be medical advice. One should go to the source and study the relevant information before drawing conclusions. Try to get real bee pollen from an organic bee keeper, uncooked.)

Bee Propolis - Besides the healing and anti bacterial qualities of this substance, it has been effective in clinical stages of radioepithelitis, i.e. inflammation of epithelial tissue due to radiation. (Same as above. Get unheated, raw organic honey; it is a good source of pollen, royal jelly and propolis.)

Beets – Beets have been shown to rebuild hemoglobin of the blood after exposure to radiation. Rats fed a diet of 20 percent beet pulp were able to prevent cesium-137 absorption and 97 to 100 percent more effectively than rats given no beets.

Dried, Primary-Grown Nutritional Yeast – Besides having Vitamin E, it also contains the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, both of which have been shown to have radio protective qualities. It has been shown to help rebuild and regenerate cells damaged by radiation, and also to produce relief from radiation poisoning and it’s many horrible symptoms. Nutritional yeast has a good amount of many important nutrients. Primary –grown yeasts bonds with and absorb heavy metals such as uranium, lead and mercury!

Garlic - Garlic’s high sulfur content supports natural antioxidant systems like glutathione. Garlic extracts protect red blood cells from radiation damage by a glutathione-related mechanism. In mice, garlic extracts prevented radiation damage to chromosomes in vulnerable bone marrow cells.

Onions – Cysteine, present in onions, binds with and deactivates both the radioactive isotopes and toxic metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. The sulfur in cysteine helps the kidneys and liver detoxify the body.

(*) Chlorophyll – A Report by Scottist in 1986 and report from Japan showed that increase absorption of Cadmium by Chlorella and increased excretion of Cadmium by threefold after intake of Chlorella from animal testing. Chlorella can also detoxify Uranium, Lead, Copper, PCB. Source: ” A good Health Guide: Chlorella ” by William H Lee. R. Ph.D. and Michael Rosenbaum, M.D. Guinea pigs on a diet rich in chlorophyll showed increased resistance to lethal X-rays.
U.S. Army report in 1950

Oils – Plant oils such as unrefined and cold-pressed olive oil, flaxseed oil.

Foods rich in pectin – Pectin is able to bind radioactive residues and remove them from the body. It also acts as a natural chelating agent. Apples, guavas, plums, gooseberries, oranges and other citrus fruits are recommended. Be sure to effectively wash all fruit/vegetables before consuming.

Fighting Radiation with Vitamins & Minerals (*)

Vitamin A – In 1974, researchers from India found that vitamin A, when taken internally by humans, hastened recovery from radiation. In 1984, Dr. Eli Seifter and a team of researchers fro the Albert Einstein College of Medicine….reported vitamin A and beta-carotene counteracted both partial and total body gamma radiation. It also improved the healing of wounds; reduced weight loss, thymic and splenic atrophy, and adrenal enlargement; and prevented gastro-ulceration and an abnormal decrease in red and white blood cell formation. (The therapeutic purposes, 25,000 to 35,000 IU are recommended for adults. During emergencies or crisis situations, intensive exposure may warrant as much as 40,000 to 100,000 IU of beta-carotene, but should be taken for no more than three to four weeks. Infants should not consume high amounts. This info is only very partial and you should consult the book for specifics.)

Vitamin C & Bio-flavonoids – Italian researchers in 1966 found that Vitamin D, in combination with vitamins A and the entire B Complex, helps remove radioactive isotopes such as strontium-85 and strontium-90 from the bones and the body. Vitamin D also helps protect against some common pollutants, including lead and cadmium, according to Airola in How to Get Well.

Vitamin E (natural not synthetic) – Radiation destroys leukocytes in both tissues and the blood, according to S. L. Robbins in Pathologic Basis of Disease ( W. B. Saunders, 1974). In Japan, I. Kurokawa and co-workers found that blood given vitamin E maintained a white cell count twice as high as blood not given vitamin E but exposed to the same radiation. Vitamin E has also been shown to produce internal and external protection in mice irradiated by cesium-137. Vitamin E and selenium are best taken at the same time since selenium preserves vitamin E.

Interesting to note about the ACE (Vitamins A-C-E) - A remarkable study among X-ray technicians reveals just how powerful antioxidant vitamins can be. Radiology techs are nominally protected by elaborate shielding, but they’re still exposed to unnaturally high levels of radiation over the course of a lifetime. As a result they tend to have higher levels of tissue oxidation. But when a group of techs was supplemented with vitamins C (500 mg) and E (150 mg) daily for 15 weeks, their markers of tissue oxidation plummeted, and their levels of natural antioxidants (such as glutathione in red blood cells) rose significantly. (Kayan M, Naziroglu M, Celik O, Yalman K, Koylu H. Vitamin C and E combination modulates oxidative stress induced by X-ray in blood of smoker and nonsmoker radiology technicians. Cell Biochem Funct. 2009 Oct;27(7):424-9.)

B3 Nicotinic Acid – Have on hand the Acid form of B3 rather than the salt form, Niacinamide, which is basically useless. Several sources indicate that large doses of niacin B3 were used in treating victims of radiation poisoning after the Chernobyl meltdown. B3 will cause the body to detox and therefore it is wise to make sure that your liver has been detoxed and is supported properly. Chemical poisoning slows down the liver.

Calcium – Protects against strontium-90, calcium-45 and other radioisotopes.

Magnesium – Like Calcium, magnesium prevents the uptake of strontium-90 and other radioisotopes. It helps to eliminate already absorbed strontium-90 as well. One study has shown that exposure to gamma radiation can decrease calcium and magnesium levels in the blood. As a result, optimal levels of both minerals in the diet are essential after one is exposed to higher amounts of radiation.

Selenium – As selenomethionine. Has been shown to decrease the mortality rate of rats exposed to irradiation, and to alleviate leucopenia (abnormal decreases of white blood corpuscles). Selenium greatly reduces cancer in animals exposed to cancer-causing agents.

Zinc – Natural zinc will help the body eliminate several toxic heavy metals, including cadmium, aluminum, lead, and excess copper.

Potassium – Cesium-137, cesium-134, potassium-40, and potassium-42 are radioactive, competitive sister elements of natural potassium, all of which are in the same chemical family. These radionuclides are absorbed by the body when there is a deficiency of natural potassium. They concentrate primarily in the reproductive organs and the muscles. Cesium-137 is common in nuclear fallout, and can often be detected in our food, soil, and water. The authors of one study described our biosphere as “contaminated with radiocesium.” Researchers discovered that after the accident at Chernobyl, iodine-131 and cesium-137 were the most prevalent radionuclides in samples of food from the USSR and from Poland, Hungary, and other parts of Eastern Europe. Cesium-137 is also already being used in some countries to irradiate foods as a means of extending their shelf life at the supermarket. Research by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates that natural potassium decreases the concentration of radiocesium. Begin to add potassium rich foods such as bananas, potatoes+peels, etc. If a nuclear event escalates in which cessium is being released, then also adding supplemental potassium is recommended. Potassium regulation is affected by magnesium. For magnesium deficiency
include leafy green veggies, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and black beans

Iron – Research done in Czechoslovakia showed that whole body irradiation disturbed
absorption of iron, and functions of red blood cells, plasma, and bone marrow. Other researchers found that amma-irradiation of the whole body or of the abdomen decreased absorption of iron, vitamin B12 and lipids.

MSM – As plants take in MSM from the soil they change it into amino acids such as methionine, cysteine and taurine which can protect against radiation as well as chelate heavy metals for elimination from the body. MSM also regulates the fluid that covers the airway surface of the lungs, preventing an inflammatory response and helping to regulate the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Fighting Radiation with Herbs

Siberian Ginseng
– Soviet researchers have reported that eleuthero extract has radioprotective abilities, and can be used therapeutically in conditions of acute and chronic radiation and sicknesses such as hemorrhaging, severe anemia, dizziness, nausea, vomiting , and headaches due to x-rays.

Panax Ginseng – Hemorrhage was a symptom of humans exposed to atomic radiations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese research doctors found that “Panax ginseng prevented hemorrhaging tendency after x-irradiation.” Bone marrow death is one result of radiation damage to blood-forming tissues. It occurs ten to twenty days after exposure to high doses of radiation. Panax ginseng extract prevents bone marrow death and accelerates normalization of red and white blood cell counts in animal studies.

Gingko Biloba – According to Science News Daily, extracts of its leaves contain antioxidant compounds including glycosides and terpenoids known as ginkgolides and bilobalides. These compounds are thought to protect cells from damage by free radicals and other reactive oxidizing species found in the body. These are generated continuously by the body’s normal metabolism, and in excess in some diseases or after exposure to pollution or radiation. They damage proteins, DNA and other biomolecules and left unchecked can kill cells. Results suggest that ginko biloba extracts can neutralize the free-radicals and oxidizing agents produced in the cells by the radiation and so prevent them from undergoing apoptosis.

(*) Black & Green Tea – The polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) derived from green tea protects animals from whole-body radiation, blocking lipid oxidation and prolonging life span. Several sources indicate that there were hundreds who survived Hiroshima at ground zero and the one thing they all had in common was drinking 20 cups of green tea per day.

Astragalus – An article published in Cancer, a publication of the American Cancer Society, reported that the aqueous extract of Astragalus membranaceus restored the immune functions in 90 percent of cancer patients studied.

Milk Thistle & Liver Support - A report suggests that milk thistle may prevent radiation toxicity. It enhances liver regeneration after exposure to heavy metals, radiation, or toxic chemicals. It reduces DNA damage and extends survival in animals exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. Silymarin’s free radical scavenging and direct antioxidant effects are credited with producing these results.

Fighting Radiation with Miscellaneous Substances

Distilled Water - Dr. Kenneth Sutter recommends drinking lots of distilled water for radiation poisoning. A tiny pinch of good quality sea salt in several glasses of distilled water each day will provide one with all the minerals and trace elements they need to stay healthy.

N-acetylcysteine – A glutathione precursor. As a source of sulfhydryl groups, NAC stimulates glutathione (GSH) synthesis, enhances glutathione-S-transferase activity, promotes liver detoxification by inhibiting xenobiotic biotransformation, and is a powerful nucleophile capable of scavenging free radicals. Studies at the Louisville School of Medicine have shown that Glutathione possesses a unique ability to slow the aging process. While Glutathione aids in the protection of all cells and membranes, a study at Harvard Medical School found that glutathione is especially able to enhance immune system cells, protecting against damage from radiation and helping to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, x-rays, and alcohol. As a detoxifier of metals and drugs, glutathione also aids in the treatment of blood and liver disorders.

SSKI – Super Saturated Potassium Iodide. Protects ONLY the thyroid from radioactive idoine. If it is radioactive cessium that is being released, potassium iodide will not be effective for the areas where cessium will accumulate – mainly the reproductive system, kidneys and liver. (see potassium recommendations above) FDA – “It is also notable that the thyroid radiation exposures after Chernobyl were virtually all internal, from radioiodines. Despite some degree of uncertainty in the doses received, it is reasonable to conclude that the contribution of external radiation was negligible for most individuals. This distinguishes the Chernobyl exposures from those of the Marshall Islanders. Thus, the increase in thyroid cancer seen after Chernobyl is attributable to ingested or inhaled radioiodines. A comparable burden of excess thyroid cancers could conceivably accrue should U.S. populations be similarly exposed in the event of a nuclear accident. This potential hazard highlights the value of averting such risk by using KI as an adjunct to evacuation, sheltering, and control of contaminated foodstuffs.” This may reduce the risk of developing thyroid cancer in the future. Potassium iodide does not provide immediate protection from radiation damage, and does not have protective effects against other radiation exposure complications.

SSKI Dosage information: 

  • Adults: dose = 130mg KI 
  • Children between 3 and 18 years of age: dose = 65mg KI; (Children who are 150 pounds or over should take the adult dose regardless of age.) 
  • Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age: dose =32mg KI 
  • For nursing and non-nursing infants/children Newborns from birth to 1 month of age: dose = 16mg KI (This dose is for both nursing and non-nursing newborn infants). 

  • Take one dose every 24 hours until the danger is past.
Beta-1,3 Glucan: Extracted from the cell walls of baker’s yeast it is a potent immune enhancer. It activates important macrophages and is also an anti oxidant. Studies by the Army showed that glucan was a powerful protectant against a lethal dose of radiation.

Lecithin – 2-3 tbsp. a day, will help counteract harmful effects of radiation. Note: Be sure it's non-gmo!

Papain - In one particular study, 50 percent of rats that were given papain survived a normally lethal dose of radiation.

Thymus Extract – Animal studies demonstrate that thymus tissue extract can re-create immunity even after doses of radiation powerful enough to kill the all- important lymphoid tissue. The idea of thymus glandular feeding in cases of mild to extreme radiation exposure has been applied in numerous cases.

Charcoal – Has the ability to absorb and neutralize radioactive substances and some toxic materials. Researchers report that 10 grams or 1 tablespoon of charcoal can absorb about 3 to 7 grams of materials. German researcher found that charcoal air filters removed more than 70 percent of radioactive iodine from the air. Taking finely powdered charcoal has been found to be one-and-a-half times as effective as the tablets.

Organic Germanium 132 – Should be used in gram amounts for effectiveness. According to one study, “Radioactive rays release electrons that destroy cells and blood corpuscles….Germanium floating near the blood corpuscles skillfully catches those released electrons and lets them move around its nucleus.” In other studies mutagenesis of cells exposed to cesium-137 and gamma rays, was “remarkably reduced” without affecting cellular growth or survival. It seemed to improve the fidelity of DNA replication. Ge-132 protects cysteine, an amino acid with known protective value. Dose: 25 mg. to 100 mg. per day is often used in Japan. It can be derived from onions, pearled barley, and watercress.

Other Recommendations

Natural Geiger Counter: There is a plant that is a natural Geiger counter. The spiderwort plant is so sensitive to changes in radiation levels (its petals change color upon exposure) that it’s often used as a natural radiation detector (dosimeter), just as they use canaries in mines as detectors of poisonous gas. Some people like knowing that they have an ongoing monitoring system for radiation in the environment, and this is just another tip available in “How to Neutralize the Harmful Effects of Radiation or Radioactive Exposure.”

Sea Salt & Baking Soda & Clay - Add one pound of good quality sea salt and 1 pound of baking soda to chlorine-free water. Soak for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Adding one pound of betonite, or other safe clay, to the sea salt and baking soda will increase the removal of radiation. Some specialists who work with radioactive isotopes use this method to remove radiation from their body. For an abnormaly high level of radiation exposure one can use this method three times a week for one month.

Sodium Bicarbonate – Dr. Mark Sircus writes, “So useful and strong is Sodium Bicarbonate that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium. Sodium bicarbonate binds with uranium, separating it from the dirt; so far, York has removed as much as 92 percent of the uranium from contaminated soil samples…the United States Army recommends the use of bicarbonate to protect the kidneys from radiation damage…sodium thiosulfate can be added to baths and that instantly neutralizes any chlorine in the bath water while simultaneously providing sulfur for the vital sulfur pathways.” “Uranium is one of the only metals that get significant bonding from carbonate. Just flushing a lot of bicarbonate through the system, along with whatever kidney support you are going to use, will be very helpful,” writes Dr. Chris Shade.

Probiotics - A 2007 study of 490 patients receiving radiation for various types of cancer found that those consuming probiotics throughout treatment were less likely to experience radiation-induced diarrhea.

Zeolite - Zeolites have been used to decontaminate animals, particularly sheep and reindeer, which have ingested radiation following nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl. Addition of zeolites to contaminated soils has shown to reduce up-take of radionuclides by plants, and hence, reduce the spreading of contamination through the food chain. (Introduction to Zeolite Science and Practice by Herman van Bekkum). Do not take any product containing zeolite if you are taking any prescription medication containing heavy metals, such as lithium, or containing platinum, which can be found in some cancer medications or Radiotherapy with chemotherapy check with your practitioner. 


Additional information on Detox & Restoring your Body Naturally 

Sodium Bicarbonate protocol ~  
Bottom-line:  As a general guideline, and based on personal research, the following is my recipe for adjusting acid-blood toward the direction of healthier alkaline-blood pH.  Below are two separate examples — do one or the other but not both:
  • Mix 1/4-1/3 teaspoon of baking soda in a 12-16 ounce glass of tap or bottled water and consume 1 glass in the AM and 1 in the PM and swish it in your mouth (cavity prevention) before swallowing daily.  In addition to, and at anytime when you experience heartburn, an extra glass may be necessary.
  • This following method is easy, convenient, and you’re more likely to be consistent with it.  If you drink distilled or reverse osmosis water daily as your main source of water (cleanest there is, but acidic), mix 3/4 to 1 teaspoon/gallon.  Tap and bottled waters are not as acidic (but very dirty) so you may want to adjust them to a lower 1/2 teaspoon/gallon.  You can make adjustments with pH papers below.
Refrain from consuming straight baking soda and/or strong mixtures of the same.  It can numb taste-buds and cause the skin from the roof of your mouth to peel (personal experience) not painful, just bothersome.  In other words, strong alkalinity can burn you on its end of the scale similar to strong acids such as sulfuric or muriatic that burn on the acid side of the scale.

Juicing Raw Live Vegetable & Fruits - Juicing Live Fruits & Green Leafy Vegetables, would be one of the best nutritional healing and detoxing benefits you can give your body. Be sure to use more leafy green vegetables then fruits! Raw Food Nation

Turmeric & Cayenne Pepper Nutrient Drink
For starters, Turmeric is one nutritional powerhouse that you should be consuming on a daily basis. Before purchasing any old Turmeric spice product, however, it is important that you buy the right kind. Look for pure Turmeric powder, as opposed to commercial curry powders that contain less concentrations of pure Turmeric. It is also highly preferable that you purchase 100% organic Turmeric to avoid fillers and lower quality ingredients. One great recipe involves Cayenne Pepper and Turmeric combined together in a health-enhancing recipe.
Take 1 teaspoon Turmeric & the smallest pinch of Cayenne Pepper and mix them with some olive oil in a glass shooter. This makes for a great start to the day, nourishing your body with vital nutrients. Alternatively, you can powder your breakfast meal choice with high quality Turmeric or purchase a whole food Turmeric supplement if that is not an option. Next up, it is time to discover the benefits of green superfoods.
Colloidal Silver - this has literally hundreds of uses! DIY Colloidal Silver & health benefits
Cilantro - Cilantro removes mercury, aluminum, lead and tin. (Cilantro and chlorella taken together only). Chlorella taken 30-60 minutes prior to cilantro will bind the neurotoxin in the bile with the chlorella and carry it out in the feces. Cilantro causes the liver to release the bile. Chlorella and cilantro needs to be taken 2 hours away from Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), because ascorbic acid will cleave the heavy metals off the chlorella and cilantro rendering them ineffective as binding agents.) You can also do a Cilantro Chelation Pesto! I have this all the time whenever I can, it's easy, taste delicious, and go's good in many dishes or alone. 

Chaga - is the highest cesium containing “food” in the world. This is the natural form of Cesium (134 versus 137 which is radioactive). Not only will this help prevent you from absorbing radioactive cesium, but cesium is one of the most alkaline substances in nature and has been correlated with lower cancer rates.

Sprouting Seeds - Sprouting seeds is easy, fresh, quick & available, or purchase your sprouts at a local farmer's market/organic food store. Mung bean sprouts are also good at removing metals. If you want to learn about sprouting, read the link below about growing perfect sprouts. Mung bean sprouts, are particularly effective in removing lead. I grow my own sprouts in my living room. Very easy and lots of fun.

Sprouts the Super Food – “Powerhouse of Nutrients”
Consuming sprouts is like eating live vegetable food. Think for yourself, how nutrient-dense a growing food could be…It is said that sprouts ‘represent the miracle of birth’.

They are in the true sense, super foods. They are alkaline, whole, pure, and natural foods. It is inexcusable that though aware of their miraculous effects, we do not take full advantage of them.

Nutritional Benefits:

The ISS (International Speciality Supply, USA) is a company that supplies sprouts to many countries. It describes in detail, the nutrient changes which occur during the process of sprouting. On sprouting, there is a tremendous increase in nutrients as compared to the dried embryo.

The vitamins, minerals and protein content substantially increase with a simultaneous decrease in caloric and carbohydrate content.

Pulses and seeds show a very low water content. This, however, tends to increase tenfold when converted into sprouts. The ISS elaborates that sprouted green gram (mung beans) have an 8.3 percent increase of water content over dried beans. Hence the nutritional value of sprouted and dried mung beans can be compared by multiplying the analyzed nutrients of sprouted mung beans by the factor of 8.3. Based on this criterion, the changes found in sprouted mung beans when compared with the figures for the beans in the dried state are as follows:

Energy content - caloriesDecrease 15 percent
Total carbohydrate contentDecrease 15 percent
Protein availabilityIncrease 30 percent
Calcium contentIncrease 34 percent
Potassium contentIncrease 80 percent
Sodium contentIncrease 690 percent
Iron contentIncrease 40 percent
Phosphorous contentIncrease 56 percent
Vitamin A contentIncrease 285 percent
Thiamine or Vitamin B1 contentIncrease 208 percent
Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 contentIncrease 515 percent
Niacin or Vitamin B3 contentIncrease 256 percent
Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C contentAn infinite increase
The increase in protein availability is of great significance. It is a valuable indicator of the enhanced nutritional value of a food when sprouted.
The amazing fact is that sprouts are a food -- very easily available to all sections of society, and yet the biggest storehouse of all nutrients.
The reduction in carbohydrate content indicates molecules being broken down during sprouting to allow absorption of atmospheric nitrogen and re-formation of amino-acids. The resultant protein is the most easily digestible of all proteins available in foods.
Grains, legumes are nowhere even near to be considered a source of vitamin C. However, when sprouted, they reveal significant quantities of this vitamin. The infinite increase in Vitamin C or ascorbic acid derives from their absorption of atmospheric elements during growth.
Sprouts supply food in a pre-digested form -- food, which has already been acted upon by enzymes and simplified. During sprouting, much of the starch is broken down into simple sugars such as glucose and sucrose by the action of the enzyme ‘amylase’. Proteins are converted into amino acids and amides. Fats and oils are converted into simpler fatty acids by the action of the enzyme lipase. Also, during sprouting there is s reduction in the gas producing quality of beans. Mainly oligosaccharides have been held responsible for gas formation. As the process of germination ends and sprouting begins, the content of oligosaccharides is reduced by 90 percent. The content of fiber and water increases tremendously, which is a boon for a healthy digestive system.
Sprouts are a good source of chlorophyll, said to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They are highly beneficial foods for losing weight too. They keep one full for a long time and also prevent over-eating as one feels satisfied on consuming just a handful.
Sprouts are an extremely inexpensive method of obtaining a concentration of protein, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Eating sprouts is the safest and best way of getting the advantage of complete nutrition.

Pine Pollen - Offers detox support and protects against oxidative stress, heavy metals and radiation exposure. Pine Pollen, which comes from pine trees of all types and is the natural growth and replication factors for the tree, as well as a line of protection against predators and environmental toxins. The following video by naturalist and survivalist Arthur Haines, explains how this natural herb and food source protects and blocks the pathways that heavy metals (like radiation particles, particularly cesium 137) use to damage our cells...

~~~ Protective Benefits of Pine Pollen ~~~
Arthur Haines describes how pine pollen multiple avenues of protection against radioactive cesium. The endogenous antioxidants that are promoted by pine pollen are protective DNA against radioactive particles.  
Arthur Haines concludes his discussion of pine pollen's ability to protect the body from radioactive particles. 
Be sure to visit Aurthur Haines @ Delta Institute for more great & educational information. Facebook page - Delta Institute of Natural History YouTube - AurthurHaines's channel
Additional reads... Gently detox with 4 superfoods to remove toxins from chem trails, heavy metals, noxious chemicals, pesticides, drugs, GMO by-products ~

According to peer-reviewed research, chlorophyll has been found to:
  • Help prevent cancer: Studies published in the journals Carcinogenesis and Food and Chemical Toxicology highlight the ability of chlorophyll to actually inhibit carcinogenesis.
  • Provide antioxidants & anti-inflammatory benefits: Carrying high levels of the vitamins A, C and E, chlorophyll has strong antioxidant capacity and has also been found to help reduce inflammation.
  • Rapid delivery of magnesium: A highly alkalizing effect, chlorophyll is a powerful source of readily available magnesium.
  • Contain protein, calcium, and folic acid: These nutrients are essential in  red blood cells and boosting your immune system.
Altogether, this powerful string of healing foods will be reinforcing your immune system, removing waste, and much more — but where’s the true flavor? You may be pleased to learn that chocolate is the next top food, though it is important to choose the right kind.
(*) Note: Not All Supplements are Safe! Be be mindful to purchase supplements that are "Labeled" properly. Look out for soy, corn derivatives, and some use GM microorganisms to produce their products. Supplements that are most likely to contain GMOs have vitamin E, vitamin B12, and citric acid. Download a free copy of "Non-GMO Shopping Guide" from the