Healing Spices

25Aug

Indonesia grows a large variety of herbs and spices known for their medicinal and healing properties. From the ancient Indonesian Jamu tradition to modern day usages, spices like ginger and tumeric combined with piperine (for increased absorption), are incredible for their health-giving and healing properties.

Parasite & Bacteria Blasters

25Aug

Give parasites a one-two punch by blasting bad bacteria with lemons, limes and spices such as garlic and cinnamon. These spices have anti-parasitic properties.

When we eat processed food, it is usually made with a lot of corn syrup and our body turns all sugars, starches, grains, and even fruit into glucose for digestion. Glucose feeds the normally occurring yeasts and parasites, which then causes them to multiply quickly and in great numbers, resulting in an overgrowth of parasites causing a parasite or yeast infection.

Medicines such as hormonal birth control pills and antibiotics can destroy the beneficial bacteria we need to keep yeast and parasites at bay. An overgrowth of parasites and yeast have been associated with certain chronic conditions, and if left untreated for a prolonged period of time can cause:

  • infertility or permanent fertility damage;
  • malnutrition;
  • vitamin deficiencies;
  • chronic fatigue;
  • skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis;
  • insomnia and sleep disturbances; and
  • digestive problems.

Citruses are great for cleansing, and as mentioned under immune boosters, they are also highly alkalizing for the body.

They are powerful detoxifiers and natural antibiotics that improve liver function, relieve constipation, help dissolve kidney and gall stones and can kill certain intestinal parasites.

Apple cider vinegar is an everyday home remedy that is effective in reducing excess parasite and yeast (which causes candida in women, although men do get yeast infection). Apple cider vinegar is not to everyone’s taste; so starting with a small dosage, like one teaspoon 30 mins before each meal and increasing to one tablespoon once you get used to the taste is a great way to keep parasites numbers down.

The population of bacteria in our gut should be balanced out and not destroyed as we do need good bacteria for digestion and other health giving properties. After a yeast or parasite infection has been treated or after a course of anti-biotics, we should replenish the gut with good bacteria. A good low fat yogurt or yogurt made with kefir is great for the probiotics that will help restore good gut bacteria. By supplementing your gut with probiotics, the balance between good and bad bacteria can be maintained and healthy gut function restored, keeping bad bacteria and parasites at bay.

Heavy Metal Flushes

25Aug

Modern day living also means we are inadvertently exposed to heavy metal toxicity from our environments, from the air we breathe, the foods we eat to even our toothpaste. Super-foods like spirulina and chlorella can naturally reduce heavy metal build up. Drinking lots of purified water is also one way of clearing the body of heavy metals, as is soaking exercising to sweat out the toxins. And after all that sweating, a throwing a handful of bentonite clay is a great way to further draw out toxins from your body.

Immune Booster

25Aug

Boost your immune system with these every fruit- lemons and oranges. These citruses are a powerhouse of anti-oxidants and radical scavengers.

Some simple but effective ways of boosting your immune system are:

  • get a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation and stress causes your body to produce the hormone cortisol, the prolonged increased level of which lowers your immune system.
  • eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts and ensuring that your body has good quality nutrients will strengthen your immune system.
  • eat mushrooms like shiitake and maitake and codycepts will also enhance your immune, as they have adaptogenic immune enhancing properties
  • eat fresh garlic. It has good anti-microbial properties, and is a good immune booster.
  • smoke less or stop tobacco smoke. It undermines your immune system.
  • cut down you alcohol consumption as it also impairs the immune system .
  • get sunshine as your skin will produce vitamin D which reduces influenza and protects against respiratory infections.

Kidney Cleanse

25Aug

Our kidneys like our liver is a vital elimination organ. They help rid our blood of toxins and helps us eliminate waste through our urine. Our vital organs can be overworked overloaded if we don’t help them along with juices that can aid their functions.

This juice cleanse is easy to make with cucumber, romaine lettuce, nectarines, lemons, clementines, kale stems, green apple and a knob of ginger. Simply through everything into a juicer and drink.

It is loaded with nutrients and minerals, giving you cellular support and deep cleansing.

Gallbladder & Liver Cleanse

25Aug

Our liver acts to filter our blood from toxins which we accidentally or inadvertently ingest from our living environments. It also screens viruses, and bacteria and detoxifies alcohol and certain drugs, thus ensuring the proper functioning of our body’s immune system.

This flush plus cleanse comprise apple juice (or cranberry), olive oil, Epsom salts and lemons which work synergistically to give our liver a boost and helps gallstones pass more smoothly.

Apple juice with its malic acid is known to soften the gallstones. Epsom salts relaxes the bile ducts, letting gallstones pass more easily. The olive oil helps the gallbladder to contract, while the dash of lemon juice helps cut the oil, which some people find difficult to sallow.

Intestinal Cleanse

25Aug

Our intestinal cleansing juice is made from a combination of 3 powerful intestinal cleansers.

We combine, lemons which are great for regulating stomach acids, promoting digestions, and providing remedies for disorders such as heartburn, bloating and acidity with ginger which stimulates digestion, absorption, relieves constipation and flatulence by increasing muscular activity in the digestive tract.

To this duo of digestives, we add the all important fibre, in the form of soluble fibre found in apple juice to complete our intestinal cleanse.
Start your day with a glass of this super intestinal cleanse and get your colon working for you again.