“Health A to Z” – W

The Letter W.

Water

Hexagon Water filter


My favorite beverage. This wasn’t always so!  When I was offered tap water as a kid I didn’t enjoy it much, later as an adult I tried all types of bottled water and mineral water – I wasn’t keen on those either! So what changed my mind – it’s simple really – a Hexagon water filter.  Easy to fit to any existing tap and it does a wonderful job in filtering tap water to provide a constant supply of very inexpensive, great tasting, energized water.

Weight Loss

Something a lot of people want to achieve. I hope these people find useful information on this blog which may assist them in their quest.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass, from the family of cereal grasses, is a wholesome food with alkaline characteristics to correct and adjust acid-alkaline imbalance and maintain an alkaline state required by cells for optimum health.

Whole Foods

Real unprocessed foods. Not necessarily organic, just natural unaltered foods.

Alternatively, you can think about whole foods as being complete foods, like spirulina.


Natural Superfoods – Learn From The Ancients

Why should you get interested in Natural Superfoods?

Simply, they are a superior source of nutrients, being nutrient dense relative to the calories they contain.  Why is this important? Your normal diet, despite your best efforts, may not contain sufficient nutrients.  So, while you may be trying to consume all the nutrients for your health from a regular diet (and even if you’re deliberately adding more fruit and vegetables), the problem is that our foods are being grown in soils which are mineral depleted. Processing, storage and cooking also takes a toll on the nutrient content.  It’s possible to overeat and still be nutrient deficient.

I’ve already posted a lot of information on Natural Superfoods, like Wheatgrass, Spirulina, chlorella and Stabilized Rice Bran in this blog.  Is there anything new to report?  The answer is always yes!  We are constantly rediscovering what traditional cultures have long known. The following Superfoods are certainly not new, but they may be news.

Raw Cacao

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Raw cacao beans contain possibly the world’s most concentrated source of antioxidants found in any food. They are extremely high in Magnesium which has been found to be the most common deficient major mineral even following a balanced diet. Their iron content is stunning, one small 28 gram serving of raw cacao beans gives 314% of the recommended daily allowance of iron. Raw cacao beans have a magnificent antioxidant (ORAC) score of 95,500. To put that into perspective, that’s 14 times more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine and 21 times more than green tea.

This does not mean you will get the benefits described above by eating heaps of chocolate. As with a lot of processed food changes have occurred in the processing. Most cocoa powder and commercial chocolate is processed via the “Dutch method” meaning it is subjected to scorching temperatures of up to 150°C with the additional aid of solvents, thus destroying most of the nutrients and antioxidants. Be sure to buy certified organic raw cacao in a powder, nib or whole bean form as the temperature will have never been allowed to exceed 40°C , allowing all the heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to remain intact.

Maca

Maca powder is from the Maca root. Maca root is a flavorful ancient superfood from Peru. Maca has been cultivated for at least 2000 years and consumed by Inca warriors to increase strength and endurance. It is a highly nutritious food that has been used traditionally to gain increased energy, promote sexual desire, support fertility and enhance immune system function. It continues today to be a significant staple food and medicinal plant for the Peruvian people and is now widely available the world over as a whole food supplement.

Coconuts

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Apart from being delicious, young coconuts are one of the highest sources of electrolytes in nature. Electrolytes are ionized salts in our cells. Electrolytes transport energy throughout the body.

The molecular structure of coconut water is identical to human blood plasma, which means that it is immediately recognized by the body and put to good use. Drinking the juice from a young coconut is like giving your body an instant blood transfusion. In fact coconut water was commonly used as an emergency transfusion for wounded troops (of both sides) during World War II in the Pacific.

The only problem is availability, so when you get the chance be sure you take advantage and drink all you can.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil supports healthy metabolic function and is a revered anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. Coconut oil’s saturated fat is of the medium-chain fatty acid variety, which are digested more easily and utilized differently by the body than other saturated fats (like butter, meat and eggs). Whereas other saturated fats are stored in the body’s cells, the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy. Coconut oil will actually speed up metabolism so your body will burn more calories in a day which will contribute to weight loss.

Pacific islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure-all gift from nature for all illness.

Noni

Noni
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This fruit has been used by Polynesian islanders as a regenerative medicine for more than 1500 years. Research documents that the noni fruit has astounding anti-bacterial properties, even against E-coli. It has anti-tumor activity, anti-inflammatory properties, is effective as a pain reliever, generates cell repair and strengthens the immune system.

Noni contains a multitude of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients. Many believe that the synergistic effect of the multi-spectrum nutrients is what gives it its potency. It has been proven beneficial for colds and flu’s, digestive disorders, skin disorders, pain relief, headaches, infections and more.

For best results look for a freeze-dried product that uses only the whole fruit or when buying the juice look for a brand that does not use pasteurizing.

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Nutrition

Stabilized Rice Bran – one of the most bio-available whole foods, nutrition plus over 110 antioxidants

Spirulina – Certified Organic – a nourishing whole food

Chlorella – a super nutrient source, a whole food

Bio N-Zymes – nutrients, and enzymes to boost absorption of nutrients

Total Nutritionadvanced phyto-nutrient rich superfood which contains 79 naturally-derived ingredients.

Protein Powder – for a quick easy meal replacement shake.

Lecithin – easy to consume granules – great for your cells, a brain booster

Detox

Chlorophyll – natures cleanser

Tummy Trimm – reduces tummy bulge from colon encrustation

Chlorella – richest source of chlorophyll. Fibrous outer wall (must be broken cell) binds with toxins and eliminates them from your body.

Energized Living Water – Consume energized, living water from the Hexagon water purifier

Organic Green TeaStudies have confirmed green tea’s many health-enhancing conponents

Alkalize

Japanese Plum Balls – The King of Alkaline Fruits

Wheatgrass – in powder form, palatable making it easy to consume

Mixed Vinegar Tablets – very easy and convenient.

Hexagon Water

What is Hexagon Water – All About Hexagon Living Water

Information Series

Chlorophyll Series – Detox, Repair and Oxygenate – detailed information

Enzyme Series – Your Enzyme Potential & How to Improve it. – detailed information

Cell Rejuvenation Series – Cell Rejuvenation for Optimal Health – detailed information

Lecithin Series – Find out What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin – detailed information

Nutrition Intelligence Series – a simple, natural way to get your nutrition

Your Personal Firewall Against An Acidic Body – find out about an easy way to fight acidity in your body.


Nourish and Nurture Your Body – Your Best Insurance.

Don’t wait until you get symptoms of illness. Prevention is always better than cure.

Your best health insurance is to take good care of your body. Nourish your body with nutrients from natural superfoods and energized water. Detoxify to reduce the toxic load on your cells. Alkalize yourself by creating your personal firewall against an acidic body.


What do you do if you, or someone you know has become ill? I would recommend the following:-

Aim to detoxify by:-

  • Drinking lots of Hexagon Energized water to properly hydrate your cells with water at the correct pH.
  • Taking lots of Chlorella to provide nutrients PLUS chlorella binds with and eliminate toxins
  • Consuming Chlorophyll to cleanse your system

Aim to cleanse the colon by:

Alkalize your body by:-

Fight free radicals with complete natural antioxidants and consume concentrated wholefood nutrients like:-

Provide your body with enzymes to enable your body to absorb nutrients:-

  • Take Oryien Bio N-Zymes to replenish your supply.
  • Download your free Bio N-Zyme booklet HERE.

Plus, eat as many raw foods as you can, preferably organically grown. Check out the nutrition in fruit and vegetables by downloading you free charts HERE. Find out more about the phyto-nutrients in fruit and vegetables HERE

Get some Vitamin D – have your 15 minutes of sun exposure per day.

Breathe pure air, get an air purifier for your home. Did you know that the air inside your home is often more polluted than the air outside?

Want more information? Read the following series of posts:-

Your Enzyme Potential & How To Improve It

Cellular Rejuvenation Series

Nutrition Intelligence Series

Your Personal Firewall Against An Acidic Body

Wishing you the best of health.


Your Personal Firewall Against An Acidic Body – Part 5 – Regulate Your Body

Regulate Your Body pH To Restore & Maintain Prime Health

A healthy person’s blood pH level should be slightly alkaline (in the range of pH 7.35 – pH 7.45). However, most people today have an acidic blood level due to pollution, poor eating habits, stress and lack of exercise. This acidity adds to the stress of the organs involved in blood circulation and cleansing, such as the liver, heart, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, etc. As a result of this stress, many organs start to deteriorate, which may lead to health conditions, diseases and ailments such as fatigue, body aches and cardiovascular diseases that could develop into chronic diseases or even cancer.

An acidic body is primarily caused by a diet high in meat or refined carbohydrates. The lack of dietary fibre leads to the accumulation of animal fats, resulting in hardening of the blood vessels and stress on the organs. Once weakened, the body is susceptible to disease.

The Crucial Influence of pH Level on Health

The advantages of blood alkalinity

Blood that is slightly alkaline flows much smoother in the body. This efficient circulation allows greater amount of oxygen and nutrients to be transported and absorbed by the body. This helps to raise the metabolic rate, increase cell vitality, and improve overall energy. Slightly alkaline blood not only prevents arteries from hardening, but also reduces the amount of deposited fat on the arterial walls. This free blood flow helps reduce the potential for and symptoms of many cardiovascular diseases.

Slight alkalinity is a sign of good health; it indicates that the body’s immune system i.e. natural resistance and healing capacity, is in good condition, and able to resist the onset of many diseases.

The disadvantages of body acidity

Acidic blood has a higher viscosity. This prevents smooth blood flow, leading to poor oxygen transfer. The poor flow rate also leads to the hardening of blood vessels.

Cholesterol, adipose tissue, triglycerides, and other harmful compounds tend to accumulate on the cell wall when the blood is acidic. This can result in atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries) and can accelerate hardening of the blood vessels, or lead to the accumulation of toxins in the body which can cause chronic disease.

Are you plagued by an acidic body?

Answer the following questions to find out for yourself!

If you have 5 or more of the listed symptoms, then there is a high chance that your body is acidic.

Move or perform tasks at a very slow pace. (You have the will but not the strength to perform tasks.)
Feel sleepy when you ride in a car or drive
Feel tired after mild exercise. Short of breath (panting) when walking up or down the stairs
Suffer from poor memory and concentration
Experience coldness in the limbs
Bruise easily, experience frequent skin breakouts, or bleeding gums
Prone to eczema
Have dull complexion or acne
Suffer from athlete’s foot
Tend to suffer infections (pus) on wounds
Suffer a protruding abdomen even though overall average in size.
Easily put on weight / Difficulty controlling body weight
Suffer from constipation or frequent diarrhoea
Have bad breath
Frequently suffer from tinnitus
Frequently feel dizzy, feeling very tired especially in the afternoons
Have weak immune system; prone to flu and fever
Frequently bitten by mosquitoes / insects


Lifestyle and diet

If you check 5 or more boxes, your lifestyle and diet could be contributing to an acidic body.

Frequent all-nighters or late nights (sleep after 1am)
Frequently eat supper, or have dinner after 8pm
Frequently skip breakfast
Smoke
Drink alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, whisky, etc.)
Drink more than 3 cups of coffee daily
Drink carbonated beverages daily
Frequently consume meat
Eat very little fruits and vegetables
Drink less than 2000ml of water each day, or drink water that is acidic (distilled water, RO water)
Like to eat processed food, fried food or sweet snacks
Lack physical exercise
Live or work under constant pressure , and usually find it difficult to de-stress
Constantly in a polluted environment (surrounded by second hand cigarette smoke, waste gas from factories, etc.)

Do not be “ambushed” by acid

Humans are born with a body that is slightly alkaline, but on average, our bodies tend to become acidic after the age of 25. This is due to ageing, environmental and food pollution, poor diet, stress, unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle, overworking, etc. Acidity can be the cause of many diseases because it impedes normal enzyme functions. In a study carried out by the University of Tokyo, up to 90% out of the 600 cancer patients surveyed have an acidic body, of which, 85% have pH levels of 5.8 and below. “Immune cells” are adversely affected by acidity and may succumb to cellular poisoning or death if exposed to it for prolonged periods. With the immune cells severely depleted or damaged, virus and other disease-causing agents can wreak havoc in the body. Approximately 40 million members of Japan’s various “golden years” clubs are actively promoting vinegar as one of the best products for reducing fatigue, and returning the body to its normal alkaline pH level. These Japanese in their golden years drink large amounts of “vinegar” during meals to improve overall bodily functions and revitalise the organs. It is no coincidence that the Japanese have the highest human life expectancy in the world!

The best way to overcome an acidic body is to consume more alkaline food and beverages.

Alkaline food

Most vegetables, garlic, mushrooms, onion, wheatgrass, etc.
Algae: chlorophyta, spirulina, seaweed, etc.
Most fruits: apple, banana, lemon, grape, orange, watermelon, pineapple, Japanese plum, strawberry, etc.
Sprouts like alfalfa…


Acidic food

Almost all meat products: beef, chicken, pork, duck
Almost all seafood: fish, oyster, prawns, etc.
Most grains & beans: flour, bread, corn, plain rice, noodles, pasta, biscuit, wheat, barley, etc.
Dairy products: butter, milk, cheese, cake, etc.
Almost all oil and fats, including corn oil and olive oil
Others: coffee, carbonated drinks, refined sugar, alcoholic drinks, medicine, food tainted with pesticides and insecticides, canned or pickled foods

Cell Rejuvenation For Optimal Health – Part 9 – Daily Regime

Having learned about the things which affect your quality of life how do you protect yourself from the daily onslaught?

Develop a daily regime.

After all we are “attacked” on a daily basis, so it makes sense to protect yourself on a daily basis.

Your simple daily regime should include, the following (follow the links to read more about each):-

  • Drinking plenty of pure energized water – drink Hexagon Water
  • Intake of enzymes to preserve your “personal supply” and create a reserve – if you run out of enzymes you run out of life – drink Bio N-Zymes
  • Detoxification – a toxic body is a sick body – internal detox consume Chlorella – external detox apply Super Kino Plasters
  • A way to increase your alkalinity – an alkaline body is a step towards a healthier you – consume Wheatgrass and Japanese Plum Balls
  • Intake of essential nutrients – consume Chlorella, Spirulina and Stabilized Rice Bran
  • Intake of antioxidants – to fight free radicals which damage your body at a cellular level – consume Stabilized Rice Bran

LINK TO THE WRAP UP


Nn Wheatgrass Powder

Nn Wheatgrass Powder for Optimal Health – Certified Organic

For optimum health, maintaining a healthy acid-alkaline balance is crucial.

Premature aging and degeneration of bodily functions can be attributed to toxic levels of acidity in the body. This improper balance is due largely to the types of food we eat. Meats, sugars, legumes, grains, and nuts; and processed, refined, baked, and fried foods produce acidic residues after digestion and assimilation. Since many of us eat bread, rice, noodles, chicken, beef, fish, cakes, and more, over time, acid-alkaline imbalance may result in:

  • Impoverished vitality, fatigue and tiredness
  • Muscle and back aches; joint pains
  • Obesity
  • Body odor and bad breath
  • Constipation
  • Dull, dry skin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Premature appearance of wrinkles and lines
  • Headaches
  • Lackluster hair
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Susceptibility to infections
  • Gout

Wheatgrass, from the family of cereal grasses, is a wholesome food with alkaline characteristics to correct and adjust acid-alkaline imbalance and maintain an alkaline state required by cells for optimum health.

Nn Wheatgrass Powder uses organically grown young shoots of wheatgrass harvested when levels of nutrients and plant compounds are at their peak. The production process retains all the vital nutrients – vitamins, alkaline minerals, enzymes, chlorophyll, amino acids, antioxidants and fiber. The easily digestible form allows your body to fully integrate and utilize the health-building nutrients it provides. Fructose, a natural sugar found in fruits and honey, is added to improve its taste.

Nn Wheatgrass Powder is a wholesome food for children, breastfeeding and pregnant mothers. For the obese, nutrient-rich Wheatgrass Powder can assist in weight loss; it discourages overeating because the rapid digestion and assimilation curbs hunger pangs.

Directions: Dissolve one packet in a cup (200 x 250ml) of water or your favorite juice. Do not use hot water as heat destroys the vital nutrients and enzymes. For best results, take
2 – 3 packets daily on an empty stomach. If you experience troublesome symptoms of acidity (fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, etc), you should take more packets daily.

Content: 5 g x 30 packets

Nature’s Restorer of Acid-alkaline Balance
Dr. Ann Wigmore, author of The Wheatgrass Book, has recorded countless testimonies on the alkalizing, cleansing, energizing and building effects of wheatgrass. Fiber-rich wheatgrass contains amino acids, vitamins, alkaline minerals, trace elements, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll and plant compounds. Alkaline minerals in wheatgrass improve the transportation of oxygen, helping body systems function at an optimum level in a highly oxygenated environment. The cleansing and regenerative effects of chlorophyll dislodge acidic waste that clings to cells, tissues and organs and purifies the bloodstream. As a result, you look and feel younger, trimmer and healthier.

Important Enzymes and Antioxidants in Wheatgrass & their Functions

  • Protease – Digests protein into amino acids for repair and rejuvenation
  • Amylase – Breaks down carbohydrates into glucose for increased energy
  • Lipase – Splits fat into fatty acids and glycerol for more efficient metabolic and cellular function
  • Superoxide dismutase (SOD) – Protects cells from free radical damage
  • Catalase – Strengthens resistance and natural defense
  • Cytochrome oxidase – Maintains healthy liver functions
  • Transhydrogenase – Supports vigorous heart muscles for dynamic circulation

Ingredients:
Wheatgrass powder and fructose (Fructose gives fruit its natural sweetness. The amount of fructose used is safe for diabetics. If more than 12 packets are consumed a day, please monitor the blood sugar level)

Does not contain preservatives, chemical additives and stabilizers. No synthetic coloring, flavoring or animal substance added.

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