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When should I use a probiotic?

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Most experienced health care practitioners know that a healthy gut is key to overall health. Studies show a direct link between gastrointestinal ecology and immune function, and one of the most important steps to achieving healthy gut function is by restoring and maintaining a healthy balance of gut flora.

If any of the following apply to you or your family, you should be considering using a probiotic formula:

• Imbalanced flora in the small or large intestine

• Gastrointestinal irritation

• Recent antibiotic use

• Irregular bowel movements

• Abdominal bloating and flatulence

• Anal irritation

• Frequent travel

Remember that not all probiotics are the same and it’s imperative when choosing a probiotic product for either yourself or your family that you have it test it with Kinesiology on you or you know that it is a top quality product, guaranteed to work.

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SEA VEGETABLES/PLANTS – Chlorella Part 3

Sea Vegetables/Plants Part 1 & Part 2

Chlorella

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  • Chlorella is a green single-celled algae cultivated in fresh water ponds.
  • It has a grass-like smell because the high amounts of chlorophyll in it, the highest concentration of any plant in the world. It has existed on the plant for billions of years and was one of the first foods to appear. Fossils of Chlorella have been found dating back 3 billion years.
  • Chlorella is one of the healthiest, most potent foods in existence. In addition to being a perfect food for humans, lower grades of Chlorella are fed to livestock all over the world.
  • Chlorella is a powerful high-protein algae. It is about 65% assimilable protein. There are five grams of protein in one teaspoon or fifteen grams in one tablespoon.
  • It contains carotenoids, high amounts of magnesium, and the super detoxifier known as chlorophyll. It also contains approximately two to six times more chlorophyll than spirulina, but a little less protein.
  • The cell wall of chlorella has been found to be valuable. It binds with heavy metals, pesticides, and such carcinogens as PCBs found to (polychlorobinphenyls) and carries these toxins safely out of the body.
  • Another feature of the cell is a substructure that contains complex polysaccharides which is a plant chemical constituent renowned for promoting powerful immune responses.
  • The cell wall also contains compounds related to those found in bacteria that fortify immunity and protect against mutation.
  • Chlorella is also rich in a nutrient factor isolated in the 1950s and not available in other green foods called ‘Chlorella Growth Factor’ (CGF). This CGF makes chlorella most useful for improving growth patterns in children, maintaining health in old age, healing injuries, and initiating growth where it has been stunted from disease or degeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease, nervousness, palsy, seizures, sciatica, multiple sclerosis and other nerve disorders.
  • It also promotes normal growth of disease processes such as tumours. Because its chlorophyll content is one of the highest of any food, chlorella is useful for the many conditions which benefit from chlorophyll’s purification, renewal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Treatment of viruses and fungi which sap energy, such as candida-overgrowth, Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS), and AIDS, is advanced by the immune-enhancing qualities of CGF as well as the antiviral effect of chlorophyll.
  • It also assists all blood sugar imbalances like diabetes, hypoglycaemia, manic depression.
  • Chlorella contains large quantities of fatty acids particularly the artery-cleansing, omega-3, alpha-linolenic variety; perhaps the reason chlorella has been shown to be so effective in reducing blood cholesterol in the body and preventing arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arterial walls).
  • The Japanese use a great deal of it in their diet – and they are famous for youthful skin, low cancer rates, excellent immunity and living to a great old age.

If you buy chlorella as single product rather than as a Superfood blend, we suggest ‘Sun Chlorella’ available from www.totalhealthnowshop.co.uk

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SEA VEGETABLES/PLANTS – Blue-green Algae Part 2

Sea Vegetables/Plants Article Part 1

Blue-green Algae

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  • Blue-green algae, are microscopic organisms that are naturally present in lakes and streams. Blue Green Algae is probably the oldest or first life forms.
  • Algae is the most nutrient-dense and perfectly-balanced wholefood with an extraordinarily complete content of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and live enzymes.
  • Algae provide over 80% of the oxygen in the earth and provide a staple diet for countless plants and animals.
  • Blue Green Algae contains the very important Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) of Omega-3 alpha linolenic, Omega-3 eicosapentanoic and Omega-3 docosahexaenoic, plus Omega-6 linoleic.
  • One of the only vegetarian sources of vitamin B12, providing 133% of the RDA.
  • Contains 60% high quality protein.
  • Highest beta-carotene content per gram of any food – a provitamin that boosts the immune system and scavenges free radicals that can cause oxidative damage in the body.
  • Richest known source of chlorophyll, which can help our bodies in cell regeneration, blood purification and general detoxification.
  • Enzyme active for complete and easy absorption.
  • Contains the full spectrum of trace minerals.

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SEA VEGETABLES/PLANTS – Spirulina Part 1

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Acid & Alkaline – sea vegetables/plants are excellent for alkalising and work well alongside herbal medicine.

It is important that we maintain a balanced body pH of ideally around 7.2-7.4, which is roughly neutral. A diet of junk food to include fast food, over-cooked, processed foods, (especially soft drinks (the worst is cola), which have a pH of 2.7) creates a body that is several thousand times more acidic than our bodies. This is important because all diseases start and live and thrive in an acidic environment and do not live well in an alkaline environment. Thus it follows that to keep ourselves as alkaline as possible creating a healthy body. (Becoming too alkaline is rare but not unheard of.) The rise of fast, junk and processed foods match those of rising cancer rates.

Spirulina

 

• Spirulina is one of the many blue-green algaes (single-celled plants); named after its spiral shape. Algaes are incredibly old life forms, responsible for producing and sustaining our oxygenated atmosphere. They are the basis of the food chain and the primary source of food for the great baleen whales.

• Spirulina is not a salt-water algae; it grows in fresh inland waters. Due to being a prehistoric plant it is rich in nutrients and gives huge amounts of energy. Spirulina is potentially one of the most concentrated, nutritious foods on this planet. It is the highest natural source of complete protein. Hawaiian spirulina is regarded as being the best source because of its rich, clean waters.

• It is one of the oldest foods on the planet because it is a single-celled plant, it assimilates with almost no work from your digestion. In fact, your body begins to assimilate it right in your mouth and into your bloodstream.

• The high amount of sunshine makes the spirulina high in Beta Carotene. It is a rich source of B vitamins, especially B12 and it is also one of the richest sources of minerals. Spirulina contains chelated versions of potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, phosphorous, and iron.

• In addition to these beneficial minerals, you can get vitamins A and E vitamins from spirulina.

• Spirulina also has all nine of the essential amino acids, as well as nine more nonessential ones.

• Spirulina contains compounds like phycocyanin, polysaccharides and sulfolipids that enhance the immune system. In fact spirulina contains the most remarkable concentration of functional nutrients ever known in any food, plant, grain or herb. No other algae, blue-green or chlorella, has been the subject of such intense research over the past 30 years – there have been thousands of scientific studies.

• Spirulina contains the major long-chain omega-3 fatty acid (‘good’ fat) found in the brain. It is the primary building block of the gray matter of the brain and the retina of the eye.

• Spirulina is a rich source Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA is an essential fatty acid that has been shown very helpful in the relief of arthritis. GLA also helps lower high blood pressure and blood cholesterol. It eases such other conditions as premenstrual pain, eczema and other skin conditions.

• It is 58 times richer in organic iron than raw spinach and 28 times richer than raw beef liver!

• Phycocyanin, which is the natural blue pigment of Spirulina, is not found in any other food on the plant. Phycocyanin has shown promise in treating cancer in animals. It also stimulates the immune system.

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Festive Days are Over! It is Time to Detox & Cleanse!!!

Home Detox Box

The Home Detox Box is a popular 7-day program, that allows your body to eliminate the toxins that have become stored in your digestive system and cells. This 7 day program releases these toxins from your body and leaves you feeling fresh and brand new again.

The Home Detox Box is supporting your body’s natural ability to remove the toxins that have built up over time. By taking this beginners detox program, you will discover the ancient secret of fasting and cleansing the digestive system.

 FASTING

Allowing your digestive system to stop for a short break on a beginners 3 day fast, will support your bodies healing mechanisms. Your body will be able to restore the natural balance of your entire digestive system bringing harmony to your stomach and intestines, including the kidneys, liver, pancreas and gall bladder.

To kick start the body to function at optimum levels again is like turning off a computer to allow it to re – boot.

Fasting and Cleansing combined is a great way to remove the poisonous mucoid plaque and kick start the body’ s natural detoxification abilities, and the Home Detox Box is designed just for this very purpose.

CLEANSE

The body protects us from all the toxins that we have ingested or come into contact with from: the foods we ate that could not be digested at the time, to the pills and medicines that we have taken, pollution from the environment and chemicals in skin care and household cleaners, by storing them in our body’s cells and in particular in the thick rubbery goo called Mucoid Plaque. This coats the inside of our stomach, intestines and colon.

This mucoid plaque eventually stops us from absorbing our vital nutrients. Suffocating our digestive system and causing allergies, parasites, and bad bacteria to thrive and cause uncomfortable and embarrassing ailments.

The Home Detox Box  uses a proven method and natural ingredients made from natures own Psyllium Husk and Bentonite Clay, which are then added to water to create a drink. These combined ingredients are the magic brush and magnet that will remove a massive quantity of toxins and old waste out in the form of mucoid plaque. Providing you with the clean and clear foundations on which you can now build on and begin to absorb all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals necessary for maximizing your energy and boosting your immune system to function on full power.

By taking these detox drinks at the selected times shown in the 7 day detox program and Calendar, they will effectively brush your insides from old compacted waste and no matter what, you will draw out the toxins form their hiding places.

During this week of taking these detox drinks and washing out the mucoid plaque, we recommend that you use a proven method, to remove even more old waste and relieve you from the adverse effects of the released toxins and detox symptoms, with the very effective enema kit.

ENEMA

Using an enema will improve your detox and elimination of toxins by 100%.

The kit is very simple to use and will flush out the maximum amount of toxins by gently filling your colon with body temperature/luke warm water. This washes away hard to remove and stubborn, impacted plaque and quickly releases it without any adverse effects. The Enema kit comes with an easy to use guide.

After using the enema kit to flush out your colon, you will have such clean insides you can now absorb all the necessary digestive enzymes and nutrients your body needs. You will have created such a healthy environment for the beneficial bacteria using the probiotics , that they can continue to work removing more toxins after your detox week.

What’s in the box? high-quality, all natural ingredients and nutritional supplements along with a 40 page full colour, clear instruction booklet and Enema Kit.

NOW® Super enzymes 15 capsules

Gr8-Dophilus™ Pro Biotics 7 capsules

Bentonite & Psyllium Husk Powder mix (200 grams)

Psyllium Husk Powder,  (60 gram)

Enema kit, 2 litre enema bag, tip, tap and hose & instruction leaflet

Measurement spoon, 1 x15 ml tablespoon

Your Step by-Step detailed instruction book with recommended foods, recipes and tips.

 

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Disclaimer. These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing or if you are diabetic. Consult your health care provider before you use if you have been treated for or have a family history of any medical condition or if you use any prescription or over the counter drugs. You may wish to consult a naturppathic physician, who has the education and experience with cleansing, fasting, herbs and electrolytes. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration ( USA ) or the MHRA ( UK ). All products are sold in accordance with section 12 of the Medicines Act 1968 ( UK ) The Home Detox Box accepts no responsibility for the use of products sold.

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Alkaline Foods – An extended list

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Our aim is to help you with your daily “Healthy” food choices. Avoid cooking or frying any of the fruits & vegetables below. They need to be eaten raw or very lightly steamed, as cooking destroys the enzymes and chlorophyll (if applicable) in them.

Vegetables!

Asparagus
- Broccoli
- Chilli -Capsicum/Pepper- Basil
- Brussels Sprouts Courgette/Zucchini- Dandelion – Snowpeas –Green/String/Runner Beans – Spinach – Kale – Wakame – Kelp
- Collards – Chives – Endive -
Chard- Cabbage- Sweet Potato – Coriander – – Cauliflower –Carrot – Beetroot -Eggplant/Aubergine – Garlic
- Onion
-Parsley
- Celery -
Cucumber – Watercress
- Lettuce
-Peas
- Broad Beans
- New Potato -Pumpkin
Radish

Fruit!

Avocado – Tomato – Lemon
- Grapefruit – Fresh Coconut

Grains & Beans!

Amaranth – Buckwheat – Brown Rice   – Chia – Kamut – Millet – Quinoa – Spelt

Lentils
 -Lima Beans- Mung Beans – Navy Beans – Pinto Beans -Red Beans – Soy Beans -White Beans

 Other!

Alkaline Water
- Tofu
 – Goat & Almond Milk – Herbal Tea

 

Nuts & Seeds!

Almonds – Coconut -
Flax / Pumpkin / Sesame / Sunflower Seeds

Oils!

Avocado Oil Coconut Oil Flax Oil Udo’s Oil Olive O

Sprouts!

Soy – 
Alfalfa –  Amaranth –  Broccoli –  Fenugreek – Kamut – Mung Bean – Quinoa – Radish – Spelt

Breads!

Sprouted Bread S- prouted Wraps – Gluten/Yeast  Free Breads & Wraps

Supplemments & Grassess!

These must be organic, food state and with all the nutrients in them, as certain processing methods kill all the nutrients in t them.

Chlorella – Green powders / Wheatgrass / Barley Grass  diluted in water or mixed into juices/smoothies

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Bee Superfoods

Bee Superfoods – The Egyptians wrote about it back in 5500 B.C., the Indians used it for their religious ceremonies in 1000 B.C. and even the Babylonians have been noted to use it in their medicinal practices. The western world actually discovered the benefits of bee superfoods by accident during an investigation of native Russian Beekeepers who regularly lived past 100 years of age who ate raw honey, rich in bee pollen, every day.

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