Therapeutic Foods, Supplements & Herbs
We believe that nutrition involves more than simply eating a healthy diet. It is about nourishment on every level. It involves relationships with family, friends, the greater society, and the world.
Choices about nourishment are very much linked to other human beings and other life forms on this planet, so healthy (and unhealthy) decisions have great impact. The food we eat gives our bodies the "information" and materials they need to function properly. If we don't get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.
If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. In short, what we eat is central to our health.
Consider that in light of Webster's definition of medicine:
Eliminating foods that are toxic is only PART of the process. It is as important to replace these toxic choices with healthier ones. This process will require a certain amount of ‘re-education’, as before one begins working with a patient on a program/protocol, it is vital that they have a good understanding of all the changes you are making to their eating program and lifestyle and the reasons why.
Things To Remove From Your Diet - For Better Health
It is vitally important that when you embark upon rebalancing and re-establishing good health that you take control of your health by being aware of what you put into your body! To see which foods you need to remove from your diet - and to see how to go about doing this, follow the link.
Understand Why You Are Doing These Protocols
“Cleaning out what is living and sitting in your gut and ensuring that the bacteria which belong there (about 1.5kg in the bowel is bacteria crucial for our lives – “pro-biotic” means “for life”) is the best start to empower your body and this process then requires on-going maintenance. Remember there is a gut-brain axis that is a direct link between the brain and the gut, this link is what we would be cleaning and restoring. The gut remains a very dynamic area throughout life and is of the most dynamic places causing disease. This is also a dumping ground when the body detoxes, which also causes the environment to be under constant duress and need for maintenance.
Excessive toxicity exposure, nutritional and immune deficiencies contribute to dis-ease, just as dehydration and unhappiness contributes to the un-wellness of the body. That is why we make sure our diet is rich in raw and fibre-rich foods to supply enzymes, probiotic formation and support and anti-oxidants to our magnificent body, thus rectifying deficiencies and cleaning out the body system, whilst improving the overall well-being that allows repair and restoration. Enzymes are not simply catalysts that make digestion and all metabolic processes work; they are living proteins that direct the life force into our basic bio-chemical and metabolic processes. If you understand that, then this program will be a simple task to tackle.
Clearing your gut from what is in it is the logical way to start getting it back to balance.
Be consistent thereafter to replenish and sustain the probiotic supply to your gut daily. It is of great significance. (If you do coffee enemas to clean the liver faster, reline the colon with good flora by doing a probiotic + 15ml of virgin olive oil enema insertion, each time! - rectally, it will speed up the recovery of your colorectal beneficial bacteria rather than just doing the coffee enema on its own Simply doing an enema of 20 cc / ml sauerkraut juice with olive oil daily for the first 2 weeks will do your gut healing great favours.
Bacteria do the bulk of the work in our gut. You become unwell when this beneficial bacterium is not there or is out of balance. A variety of natural probiotic types daily either from sauerkraut, goat’s kefir or DBM Probiotic solution. The main recommendation as sustainable probiotic is sauerkraut (you can make it yourself, no shop required) as nothing else on the market matches its efficacy, except the specially formulated probiotic DBM has. In addition, you can also use goat yoghurt/kefir/kombucha/kimchi/ sheep/goat cottage or cream cheese as some additional varieties to alternate and use what is most soothing at different times).
Monitoring the state of your bowel (changes to the stool, gas levels, and comfort) remains important to continue monitoring the progress of improvement.
Cleansing and wholesome foods remain a functional way of life.
If the digestive tract is not well balanced with enzymes and friendly bacteria for vitamin and mineral absorption, as well as have the correct pH and acids at different sections of digestive tract, then many of the other repair and rebuilding processes cannot take place as the building blocks for the constructions never arrive.
Helping the immune system repair the damage quicker is a logical addition to the program for which we use UNA3™ Drops.
We will systematically treat any infections or overgrowth of bacteria. Parasites, small bowel bacteria, and yeasts can all inhibit proper gut function – the removal of these unwanted bacterium, parasite and yeasts is vital to gut health.
The first approach to rebalancing the gut and ensuring that the debris released from the liver does not lodge in the colon and to stop faecal matter from being reabsorbed and re-cleaned, is the parasite cleanse in this program. This cleanse, whilst intense is relatively easy and is a requirement of beginning th INTRODUCTION PROGRAM. The parasite cleanse should be repeated every 3 to 6 months.
Gut bacteria, mycoplasma, candida and parasites also lead to hormonal, mucus and blood changes. They directly affect iron levels, thus impacting upon energy levels, brain function, moods (depression), nutritional deficiencies due to lack of uptake and synthesis, and much, much more. Therefore, the most logical and practical place to start restoring the balance in your body is by clearing the tube between mouth and rectum and gently restoring the organisms that belong there that get killed daily with medication (look at the side effects of all your medication and see on how many the first place of side-effect and irritation is normally the gut), municipal waters, pesticides, antibiotics, artificial chemicals, additives. Throw in some sugar and disaster is being brewed. Add to that life stress which takes flow of blood to arms and legs for running away or fighting rather than gut digestion and healing and we are brought to disease quickly.
Experiencing symptoms of ‘unwellness’ are normal when the toxicity and deficiencies are not dealt with and get worse, when the cause is not addressed; and the deficiencies become more because the bacteria are not there to transcribe your nutrients in the first place, nor is the bacteria is not being put back to do the work either. In addition, by taking pharmaceuticals that kill gut bacteria daily, the medication is also preventing the problem from going away.
By consistently daily replacing friendly bacteria from a variety of sources back into your gut and by giving good clean healthy, whole and balanced food (with inclusion of raw foods), the digestive tract can become a much cleaner, friendlier, healthier, happier place quickly.
Your digestive enzymes. When you don’t have enough digestive enzymes in your gut, you cannot properly convert the foods you eat into the raw materials necessary to run your body and brain. Raw organic food and juicing is rich in digestive enzymes. Our program requires specific juices and supportive raw foods to be taken in daily.
and maintain your rain forest of friendly bacteria for life – you constantly change that internal environment by what you put in at the top, so bacteria must be supplied that can help rather than challenge the body.
Clean each organ at least three times per week.
To fulfil this process, we have included specific organ supporting/cleansing tisanes/teas, juices and smoothies. What is highly recommended to ensure good lymph-flow and to assist the body with the removal of toxins is dry brushing and if possible rebounding. If a “rebounder” is not available, gentle, brisk walking is a good substitute (whatever you are able to do), but must be done for at least 10-20 minutes daily.
Medical researchers have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet, combined with environmental pollutants and stress, can lead to a build-up of toxins in the body collectively known as chronic degenerative disease. In this program, we address this build-up by informing you of the dangers of foods that have been genetically modified, treated with pesticides, microwaved, and irradiated—and we present an alternative diet of whole, natural, organic, and often raw foods that can reverse chronic disease and restore vitality.
There are COUNTLESS NUMBERS of foods that act as medicine - in fact, just eating CLEAN alone will serve the body well. The therapeutic foods listed in this section are SOME of the foods that we focus on when rebalancing health, IN ADDITION to a healthy Whole Food Plant Based diet. To see other foods that we use as well, that act as medicine, visit this page.
For information on how to take advantage of medicinal value of herbs and spices, by incorporating them into your daily diet - follow the link to our "Seasonings" page and view the booklet on Pageflip or download the PDF.
For a more in-depth look at nutrition and the benefits of healthy food used as medicine, download our Advanced Nutrition book PDF
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