Water, Algae and Raw Foods that Heal
By Bob McCauley
This information should be considered only as a reference and for educational purposes and not as medical advice. If you do have or suspect you have any disease or ailments of any kind, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
What this article will be discussing are low-fat foods that are considered Power Foods, those foods that have extraordinary nutritive, health and/or healing properties. If provided with the proper nutrition your body will heal itself from common ailments and diseases. Some of these Superfoods are known as nutraceuticals because they do just that: allow your body to heal itself. However, it is always easier to prevent diseases than it is to fight them once they have already started.
Once you start eating these foods, your energy level will soon pick up. The body’s cells and organs will also stop constantly sending signals to your brain that you are hungry when in fact your body is sorely lacking nutrients so it is sending those signals that are translated into hunger. It will become easier for you to lose weight under these conditions. There are many healthy foods, but these listed here have been singled out as having extraordinary health benefits.
Alkalinity: One thing all these foods have in common is that they all produce an alkaline condition in the body to varying degrees. This is crucial because keeping your body alkaline is what helps stave off any and all diseases. Diseases start and thrive well in an acidic environment and will not start or thrive well in an alkaline environment. While creating an acidic environment in your body through poor diet and pharmaceuticals could promote certain diseases, more dangerous is that if one does start either because of diet, genetic or environmental reasons, it will have the perfect environment to flourish.
Enzymes: Enzymes are large complex proteins. Upon entering the stomach all proteins are broken down by acids and digestive chemicals into amino acids which are then absorbed and utilized by the body to make new proteins, provide energy, and repair damaged tissues. We are born with the ability to produce a certain number of enzymes and once we have reached that number, our body can NOT produce any more. It is important to eat at least some of your food raw because the enzymes in food are destroyed when cooked, processed or freeze-dried. Anything eaten out of can has had the enzymes, the most vital part of its nutritive properties removed from that food. Enzymes work with minerals or vitamins but are more important than either of them. Enzyme deficiency can lead to a host of diseases and ailments. We can literally do nothing such as move or even blink without metabolic enzymes. Enzymes are by far one of the most important elements in our diet.
Water: While often not considered a food, it not only is a food, but it can be argued that it is by far THE most important food of all. The human body is composed of 80% water, the balance being primarily minerals, which is why they are so important. “Chronic cellular dehydration painfully and prematurely kills. Its initial outward manifestations have until now been left as diseases of unknown origin.” Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, Dr. Batmanghelidj, MD. It is very difficult for the body to get water from any other place other than water itself.
Mineral Water or Purified Water? Water purified by distillation or reverse osmosis should never be consumed. It depletes your body of minerals over time. It goes into you pure, but it certainly does not come out pure. Of course, it gets those minerals from our bodies. People who drink purified water often complain of indigestion and gas. Only water with minerals in it should be consumed.
Alkaline or Ionized Water is electronically restructured water that has some incredible health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant, a powerful hydrator and detoxifier, it also encourages a balanced body pH, which is helpful for fighting diseases. Do NOT drink water 30 minutes before and after a meal. Drinking water around mealtime disrupts digestion and dilutes the nutrients in the foods we eat.
Chlorella. Probably the most powerful food in existence, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa is a green algae. It is a superior immune system builder, extremely nutritious and the best known natural detoxifier of heavy metals from the body. Promotes Cardiovascular health, is considered a powerful nutraceutical and very high in chlorophyll. The only difference between chlorophyll and blood is the molecule at the center of it.
Spirulina. Spirulina Pacifica is a blue green algae that also is an extremely pure and nutrition foods with a digestibility rate of 95%. Very helpful for joint inflammation. Extremely high in iron and beta-carotene. Considered a powerful nutraceutical.
Asparagus. It is extremely alkaline to the body and has extraordinary health and a great for preventing certain diseases.
Bananas. One of the truly great whole foods of the earth. Very high in fiber, potassium and Vitamin A. Bananas are a high energy food and a powerful immune system builder. Along with apples, bananas help keep the doctor away!
Pineapple. Contains bromolain, an essential digestive enzyme that breaks down amino acids. Very nutritious, alkaline, high in fiber and other vitamins.
Sprouts. These are seeds and beans that have been sprouted and are meant to be eaten raw because of the enzymes available in them. Depending are the kind of sprout, they are also high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Alfalfa is full of enzymes and is self digesting. Broccoli sprouts for instance have been found to be incredibly high in Sulforaphane, a dietary means of chemically reducing cancer risks.
Garlic. Strong antibiotic that can actually kill infecting bacteria. It is an antioxidant and also helps balance blood pressure, balance cholesterol levels, improves circulation, impotence, pregnancy, antifungal, balances blood sugar levels, cardiovascular health, coughs and colds, stomach conditions, builds the immune system.
Hot Peppers. Very good for digestion. Another great immune system builder.
Bee Pollen. A truly superior, pure, alkaline food. One could live on nothing else.
Green Superfoods. Wheat grass juice, barley green, kelp. They are extremely pure, full of enzymes, chlorophyll, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
What “Foods” You Should Not Eat
When we think of food, we think of something that provides energy and nutrition to the body. The reason “foods” is in quotations is because many of these things should NOT be considered foods at all because of the deleterious effect they have on human health. All these “foods” have something in common as well: they are substances that produce acid waste in the body to varying degrees. They offer little or no nutrition left in the “food” because it has been removed through cooking and processing.
Soft Drinks. The biggest offender, the worst thing you can put in your body is soft drinks, in particular colas. Soft drinks are made with purified water and are loaded with phosphates which pull minerals out of the body. They are extremely acidic, with a pH of 2.5-3.0, which is several thousand times more acidic than our bodies! Soft drinks are by far the worst thing that people put in themselves without any warning of the possible harm they can cause your health! Soft drinks steal water from your body by acting like a diuretic. For every glass of soda, you must drink 8-12 glasses of water to replace the water loss from your body! To counteract the acidity soft drinks plunges your body into, you must drink even more.
Beware of any product sold in aluminum packaging, especially something that is extremely acidic such as soft drinks because it can leach the aluminum into the product. Many deodorants contain aluminum as well. Alzheimer patients have all been found to have aluminum in their brains.
Processed and Highly Refined Foods. Highly processed foods, many that you may never suspect, can often be quite dangerous to our health. They have been stripped of their mineral and vitamin content and often replaced with synthetic vitamins. They also have been stripped of their vital enzymes. In this condition, these foods produce dangerous amounts of acid waste in the body. Highly refined sugar, flour & vinegar should be avoided as well. Trans Fats (partially Hydrogenated Vegetable oils).
Fast Foods and Fried Foods. These are processed foods, void of much of their natural nutritional value. French fries are a prime example of a food such as the potato that has been stripped of its nutrients (the skin), frozen and then deep fried so there is nothing left but pure starch, which produces high amounts of acid waste in the body. These foods are often high in fat should be avoided as well.