Increase your energy... Eliminate aches and pains... Improve your muscle strength and joint flexibility... Optimize your overall functioning... as fast as possible, and as much as possible. Many people ask us "Which program is the best one for me?". The answer is not simple... it's very individual and goes like this: When you have a bicycle with a wobbly wheel, one of the spokes needs tightening. But which one? It will be the one that's farthest out of balance, right?
With regards to your health, this may mean that your pH needs balancing, or you need better nourishment, or possibly you're full of toxic metal poisons and need serious detoxification. You are the one that knows best which program will suit you, to "tighten your spokes". But one thing's for sure... we can all benefit from this program: "Total Health by pH Balancing". So if you're not sure which of your "spokes need tightening", then we suggest this program will suit you very well.
Stage 1 - Beginner ReMineralizing
Minimal involvement... the starting gate on your road back to youthful health.
The goal of Stage 1 is to remineralize your body. In turn this will begin restoring normal pH balance, enabling proper immune functioning that leads to greater health and vitality. The average digestive system in our society has almost completely lost the ability to metabolize minerals, mostly because of the lack of minerals in our food chain: depleted from our over worked soils and destroyed in the processing & cooking of almost all the foods we eat. Even though caloric intake is abundant, many bodies lack proper nourishment. This type of malnutrition can be the cause of pain and many chronic degenerative diseases. Remineralizing your body is a most effective way to restore normal pH balance, returning you to health and vitality. For most users, the full benefits of this program will take several months to fully unfold, in the form of greater energy, better sleep and more refined perception.
When should you move on to Stage 2? When you're without any symptoms of detoxification (fatigue, headaches, etc.) and you feel some health improvement, and when your intuition tells you, please move on to Stage 2.
Stage 2 - Accelerate pH Balancing
More involved... getting a little more serious about youthful health.
A major cause of pain and chronic degenerative disease is an acidic body. The goal of Stage 2 is to speed up pH balancing (alkalizing) of your body, by continuing the components of Stage 1 and adding more supplements.
This goal is especially important for:
- those who are eagerly committed to increasing their health,
- and those with chronic pain or degenerative disease.
These people will want to begin Stage 2 as soon as possible.
If you have a health problem, most likely you are acidic. Scientists have discovered that the body fluids of healthy people are alkaline (high pH), whereas the body fluids of sick people are acidic (low pH). Unless your body's pH level is slightly alkaline, your body cannot heal itself. No matter what method you use to heal, it won't be effective until your blood pH level is normalized. It is critical to be able to measure your pH, so please order your pH Test Paper to keep track of how you're doing.
We have many products that will speed up the normalization of your pH balance. Please read about the products below, and use your intuition (your inner guide) to direct you to the one that best suits your overall state of health. The most economical is MMP Solutions Primary Minerals. Provides the volume of absorbable minerals you need (proper calcium to magnesium ratio of 2:1). Alkalize your body, restore proper functioning at the cellular level, and balance electrolytes in your bloodstream. For use both internally and externally. Detoxify and balance your pH, oxygenate and feed your cells. Awaken the oxygen. Awaken your consciousness. Awaken your life.
Natural minerals, trace elements and living energy to help balance your pH and the electrolytes in fluids of your body, support proper nutrient absorption and toxin elimination. Please read about Salt Brine Therapy, for use both internally and externally. Proper magnesium intake is essential for calcium absorption and pH balance. Available for both internal and external applications.
Energized water has had its molecules returned to their original life-giving, super moisturizing state. This allows maximum moisture absorption into the cells of your body, pets and plants; a major key to healing, and the maintenance of health and vitality. When should you move on to Stage 3? When your pH is nearing normal, at least some of the time, and when your intuition tells you, please move on to Stage 3.
Stage 3 - Increase Nutrition and Absorption
Life-changing involvement... well on your way to youthful health.
Stage 3 involves three main points in feeding your body:
- increase your nutrient intake with Superfoods,
- ensure proper digestion and absorption with Enzyme Supplementation,
- balance your digestive system with Probiotics.
Again, we have so many products that will increase your nutrition and absorption. Sorry to repeat, but please read about all the products below, and use your intuition (your inner guide) to direct you to the one that best suits your overall state of health. More nutrition than the produce section of your grocery store has to offer. Your body naturally strives to be healthy. Given proper, absorbable, life giving nutrition from Superfoods, your immune system can work efficiently to heal and maintain health. Natural superfood supplements are essential for proper nutrient absorption & toxin elimination, enabling a naturally healthy, pain free body.
Enzymes are the spark of life... a critical energy that runs your entire body. Without them, you couldn't digest or absorb food and all your cellular functioning would stop. Research has shown that after 27 years of age, your production of enzymes begins to slow, and aging begins. And our predominant diet of processed & cooked foods destroys many enzymes. Supplements and food can do their job properly only if the necessary enzymes are accessible. If you're not feeling benefits from your vitamins, the necessary enzymes are probably not available.
Supplementing with good, friendly bacteria - probiotics - aids digestion, promotes natural immunity & resistance to diseases, and is crucial in regaining and maintaining your health and vitality. Living inside your digestive system is a vast amount of good bacteria, which perform very important functions, from your mouth down to your rectum. The good bacteria exists along side potential disease causing organisms - the bad bacteria. The good and bad bacteria must exist in balance, for you to stay healthy. When should you move on to Stage 4? The next Stage may already be part of your lifestyle, to some degree. It does take an incredible amount of commitment, so anytime you feel ready, please move on to Stage 4.
Stage 4 - Change Your Diet
Total commitment to youthful health.
Stage 4 involves a broader view of your whole diet including:
- adding more nutritious foods,
- eliminating foods that plug you up and you bog-down,
- combining foods for better nutrient absorption.
This may be the simplest step towards better health, yet dietary changes can be the most difficult to implement... certainly more difficult than just taking supplements. When you eat simple & natural foods, properly prepared & combined, your body can more easily restore and maintain vibrant health. We recommend that people start Stage 4 as early as possible to improve their diet. But if you have a sensitive digestive system, it may be preferable to wait until Stage 1 is completed before drastically changing your diet. For some, Stage 4 may already be in place. And for many of us, Stage 4 should be implemented slowly, with proper respect for our biochemical individuality, involving blood types and body types.
Superior nutrition generally does not heal or cure specific symptoms (although this has happened). But when you feed your body all of it's requirements, you can perform optimally, as intended. Your body becomes an environment in which disease cannot thrive. These dynamic reactions are generally not understood by conventional medicine and science, but we know that nature provides what we need for health. Once fully implemented, Stage 4 will displace processed & cooked foods, and together with all the other supplements, provides the fastest path to total health that is consistent with our lifetime goals.
Foods to Add to Your Diet
For any ailment you may have, or if you only desire more energy, we cannot over-stress the importance of a predominantly raw, organic food diet, to regain and maintain your ideal body weight and health. Your ultimate diet is 80% raw and living food (organic, if possible), including some live foods, that are still growing (sprouts, wheat grass, fresh picked garden salads). This diet includes more fruits, vegetables and grains than protein, which should come mostly from non-animal sources like nuts (almonds, apricot nut, hazelnuts), legumes (beans, peas, lentils), and seeds (hemp, flax, chia, sesame). Some fats are critical for your health, and this includes essential fatty acids (EFAs). They cannot be made by your body and must be supplied through your diet. We need to eliminate the bad fats, and increase the good ones, such as coconut and flax oil, and seeds like chia, hemp and salba.
Living Foods Living foods are still growing, raw or naturally fermented, and contain a great many more enzymes than can be supplied by cooked & processed food and supplements. The additional enzymes in living foods provide major benefits in accelerating your mineral balancing and pH balancing processes. The living food part of Stage 4 is an adventure in itself and should best be approached gradually. Most of us are used to raw salads with a meal, as well as raw fruits and vegetables as aperitifs and desserts. This may represent 10 to 25% of your diet, since the main meal holds most of the calories. When your diet moves towards 100% living, your immune system substantially slows down the white blood cell production that is stimulated in response to ingesting cooked foods. Cooked foods are recognized by the immune system as "foreign invaders" that have to be eliminated for optimum health. This produces stress and stimulates the early elimination of cooked foods before they are fully digested.
Here are some resource books for Stage 4:
Additional information on live/raw foods can be found at www.rawfood.com, and other such web sites.
Living food preparation has advanced to a fine art and many excellent books are now available to help. It is highly recommended to study one or more or them before starting a living food program.
The book "Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine" by Gabriel Cousens explains how to progressively steer your diet towards living foods.
There's much interesting information on fitness training with living foods in the book "Raw Power; Building Strength and Muscle Naturally" by Stephen Arlin.
The book "Eating for Beauty" by David Wolfe gives many recipes for achieving glowing skin and lustrous hair with living foods.
Also "Living in the Raw: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle" by Rose Lee Calabro gives a great many recipes for dishes that can advantageously replace just about any cooked food dish with a living, exquisitely flavored counterpart.
Foods to Eliminate From Your Diet
To avoid backsliding on your road to health, it's critical to eliminate certain foods from your diet. It's very simple, but again possibly the most difficult step to better health. Again, this is a simple step towards better health, yet changing bad habits can be very difficult. Still a most important step to better health.
The foods to eliminate include all processed & packaged foods that have almost no nutritional content for your body. Especially sugar, bad fats, alcohol and tobacco. Undesirable monounsaturated fats (in partially hydrogenated oils) are abundant in our society's diet, appearing in almost all processed foods. They promote your body's harmful inflammatory response, which is the cause of many aches & pains, from arthritis & autoimmune disorders, to diabetes and heart disease.
Food Combining Principles
Combining Foods to Support Your Natural Body Cycles
Beyond ingesting the most nutritious foods, you must consider eating the proper foods at the right times. The sequence in which our society eats foods uses an alarming amount of energy for digestion. Since energy is the foundation of life, it is essential for regaining and maintaining your health. With proper food combining, your body uses minimal energy for digestion. And the less energy you spend on digestion, the more energy you will have for healing, and your daily life.
Food combining supports the three natural daily cycles of your body, all of which are continuous, but more intense at these times:
- First Cycle - Cleanse by Eliminating Wastes & Toxins - Morning (4 am - noon)
- Second Cycle - Eating & Digesting - Daytime (noon - 8 pm)
- Third Cycle - Absorption & Use of Nutrients - Nighttime (8 pm - 4 am)
By eating the proper foods, at the right times, you enhance the functions of these natural cycles.
The First Cycle
Foods to Support Elimination of Body Wastes & Toxins
(Morning, 4 am - noon)
From approximately 4 am until noon, your body's natural cycle is in cleansing and eliminating mode. The foods you eat during this time must support and enhance toxin elimination. And those foods are fruit. Fruit, fruit and more fruit, in unlimited quantities, until about noon. And only raw, unprocessed fruit or fruit juices (not pasteurized).
It is essential to eat fruit on an empty stomach, allowing 30 to 45 minutes before eating other foods. As fruit requires less energy for digestion than any other food, you will have more energy for healing. Eating any other foods at this time will slow or stop your natural elimination process, adding to your storage of toxins, and your ill-health. Fruit is virtually the perfect food, and the most important food that you can put into your body. All your nutritional requirements are contained within fruits and vegetables (vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, and fatty acids).
When eaten during your natural elimination cycle, nothing can match the befits of fruit. We are biologically adapted to it, as our ancestors subsisted mainly on fruit. It has the highest water content of any food, which makes it highly effective for removing toxic wastes, and transporting nutrients to cells. Waste that has been built up over your lifetime will be eliminated. This way of eating will cleanse you to health, not clog you into sickness. To be vigorously alive, you must eat more foods that are high in water content, raw and unprocessed. Supporting your natural elimination cycle by eating only raw fruits before noon is unquestionably the most important aspect of regaining and maintaining your health.
The Second Cycle
Foods for Eating & Digesting
(Daytime, noon - 8 pm)
This is the time to start eating all other foods. These foods will require more energy to digest than fruits, but when eaten in the proper combination, you will spend less energy on digestion than ever before. Remember that the less energy you spend on digestion, the more energy you will have for healing, and your daily life.
The foods to eat during the first part of this cycle include fresh vegetable juices (not pasteurized), raw salads, vegetables, nuts (almonds, apricot nut, hazelnuts) and seeds (hemp, flax, sesame). Next in this cycle you may add grains, breads, potatoes, and legumes (beans, peas, lentils). The latest foods in this cycle would include any of the aforementioned, along with dairy foods and protein, which should come mostly from non-animal sources.
The way to properly combine foods is to make your meals almost entirely high water content vegetables, with only ONE other type of food. It's really quite simple: vegetables with meat OR vegetable with something else (grains, potatoes, pasta, legumes, or dairy products). We repeat to emphasize: you will spend less energy on digestion than ever before. Remember that the less energy you spend on digestion, the more energy you will have for healing, and your daily life.
The Third Cycle
Support Absorption & Use of Nutrients
(Nighttime, 8 Ppm - 4 am)
Now it's time to be finished eating, early enough for food to leave your stomach, before you go to bed. Food empties into your intestines about 3 hours after eating a properly combined meal (8 or more hours if the meal was not properly combined ). Your body needs to extract, absorb and use all the nutrients that you took in throughout the day. This takes most all your energy to mend and heal, rebuilding a high state of health. For more information on food combining, read the book "Fit For Life" by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond.