“A Dreadful Superstition Grips America”

A terrible superstition holds people around the world in its grip. Ministers of religion, lawyers, architects, men renowned as brilliant scientists, physicians (particularly, physicians), University professors, middle class people, working class people, people of all nationalities, are its victims.

I was one for 43 years. I really and truly thought that what my doctor said was gospel and never questioned him.

What is this superstition? It is that health may be obtained and maintained and diseases “cured” by drugs, medicines and remedies. They have not taken the pains to investigate, in an unprejudiced manner, this absurd and dreadful belief.

So what we have is physician, nurses and drug stores (by the way we do not have “drug stores” any more. They call themselves “Pharmacies” I just checked the phone book.) Other medical specialists all engaging in these false hopes.

Frightful suffering and bereavement are the common lot of mankind, except for the few who have released themselves from this superstition.

I consider myself lined up with Natural Hygienists and Naturopathic doctors and we feel it is simply amazing that the simple facts of which we have can be ignored so generally. And that people offer themselves as sacrifices to this great superstition.

When a theory of health is presented of the ways and means to “Cure” something or they are going to “find a cure, so give us more money” these stories are heralded as a great triumph of “science”

Yet the first principles of science are violated right in the beginning and in the entirety of such a theory.

If an articles is written which lays down in simple words the rules of health, means by which diseases can be obviated and recovery from diseases can take place, very few orthodox journals of high circulation will print it.

An example is in 1980 when after suffering for 43 years with arthritis and in weeks I was free of the debilitating disease; I took my book to the Regional meeting of the Arthritis Foundation. I was so thrilled to think that with this book they could fulfill their promise that if we send them more money they will find a cure.

What a disaster. My husband dropped me off at the hotel entrance and went to park the car. When he got to the entrance he found two uniformed guards walking me out. Bodily.

We were stunned. They told me they did not want that sort of book at their meeting.

Since then I have over 310,000 copies around the world and get calls and emails daily thanking me for changing their lives.

So it is mainly to people, like myself, who believe as natural hygienists believe, to spread the word. In 1980 there were about 6500 hundred doctors who were telling their patients that what I am saying here is true. Two of them are named in my book “I Cured My Arthritis You Can Too”. Today in 2006 there are thousands more.

To us it is amazingly simple.

Eat the truly good food, breathe good air, drink pure water, exercise, maintain optimistic and pleasant thoughts, and therefore enjoy fantastic health. Give our cells the proper nutrition and our immune systems will become as God gave us in the first place. Our immune system will then rebuild our body and we will enjoy the freedom of no illnesses.

There are now millions who are beginning to rebel against what we might almost call the atrocities suffered as a consequence of this superstition.

Many who are ill and are being subjected to the remedies and poisons that are administered to them. Drugs in large containers have the skull and crossbones on them but when we get the little bottles as “prescriptions it is not there.

My mother was told in the 30’s to use an aluminum type product as a cheap deodorant. She did and I believe it was a contributing factor in the way she changed in later years. Aluminum is causing Alzheimer’s.

While drugs may get immediate temporary relief, you will feel and know that the disease is becoming more and more serious.

I do not have final figures but look around. In the early years of 1900 it was almost unknown to have heart troubles. They did not spend time on it in medical schools. All the major diseases of today, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, the list goes on and none were minor. In 1960 one in 20 had arthritis. Now it is 1 in 3

Same with cancer. Now children are commonly getting it. Heart troubles are killing us faster than ever. I will try to find these figures.

The Untied States is way down in the world as a healthy nation. Have you ever known of so many people with so many health issues? Baby boomers are filling our hospitals with more sickness.

I take my son to the VA hospital due to his Vietnam days and see people his age in terrible condition. Amputees from diabetes, overweight everywhere.

I have felt since 1980 that I have a duty to tell people the other side. I have done lectures and TV and radio. I now do this newsletter. I get people asking me to unsubscribe them due to my teachings.

My phone rings daily with people calling, crying, telling me of the 5, 6, 8 different drugs they are taking. Although they call them prescriptions. I ask each and every one of them to get the hand out from their “Pharmacy” of every drug they are taking and read them to the last page.

Then have a good talk with their doctors.

What do I preach in just one paragraph?

Give your body what it needs in minerals, vitamins and enzymes and exercise, drink pure water, let no negative thoughts or people into their lives and feed our cells to let our immune system take over the job that God meant it to do.

Which is to be in a state of health.

If our immune system is not getting the proper nutrition we are in trouble.

Will this happen overnight? No, You cannot stop taking the drugs you are on without the consent and help of your doctor. Too many side effects can occur.

You did not get in the condition you are in overnight. You will not get into a state of health over night. But start now and by summer or sooner you will not know yourself.

Start promoting healthy cellular replication, get strong muscles, have clear breathing, increased energy levels and have body fitness.

Get supplements that are advanced Nutraceutical supplements. Make an impact on your health today. Feel the results and get VIBRANT HEALTH.

Take heed of what the Bible teaches of food. Mainly moderation in all things.

Stop this insane habit of all cooked foods and foods pre-made. We have gotten into the habit of fast is better. Fast is not better. It costs more in dollars when you buy it and cost thousands in medical bills later on.

Print this in your sub consigns mind. “I am the one responsible for what I eat and drink and do. I am the one who can make changes so I may live, play and have a happy, illness free life”.

If you help yourself to this attitude you will be doing your doctor a big favor. He is overworked and struggling to help.

Stop looking for a magic bullet. There is NONE.

I getup every morning thankful for my health. And my state of mind and for the love of my family. I look forward to each day with joy.

I look at problems as they come up as just a problem that needs a solution.

I work on the solution. If I cannot fix it or change it I have a mental box that I put these things in and I lock it.

I allow nothing negative into my space. If a negative thought pops in I chase it our.

Can you do this? Of course. Let me know how this changes your life.

I am here to help You, help Yourself enjoy a Healthier and Happier Life Style.

Best of Health,
Margie “The Arthritis Lady”

 

BENEFITS OF FASTING

Benefits of fasting

 

The first question you might ask “Why should I fast?”

A thorough answer to that question could comprise an

entire book. The short answer is that fasting helps

the body to normalize itself

 

Think about what happens when you go to sleep at night.

Your body immediately goes about the tasks of repair

and recovery (as much as possible) from the wear and

tear of the day’s activities. A renovation takes place

in your brain and throughout your entire body that

enables you to arise refreshed and raring to go the

next day.

 

The restorative power of a night’s sleep involves many

factors, and the process is not completely understood.

But one factor that definitely helps facilitate this

process of rejuvenation is your nightly fast. While

you are sleeping each night, you are not eating—you

are not adding to your body’s digestive work. This

period of digestive rest allows your body to devote

more of its energy to its nightly restoration.

 

You probably know from experience that eating a heavy

meal late at night interferes with the quality of your

sleep and leaves you feeling groggy the next day.

Heavy eating late at night, much like heavy

drinking late at night, can leave you with a hangover.

 

Abstinence from food at night facilitates the process

of biological renewal, allowing your body to proceed

with its repairs and restorations. Of course, one

does not remain asleep throughout a fast, but when

fasting is combined with rest, your body treats it

as an extended period of renovation and renewal.

 

During fasting, your senses become more acute,

including taste, smell, and hearing. Even sight has

been known to improve during a fast, although that

does not always happen.

 

Balance and stability

 

Most people are familiar with the term homeostasis,

which refers to the body’s balancing, centering, and

stabilizing mechanisms. Homeostatic mechanisms are what

enable your body to adjust to the relentless changes

in your external and internal environments.

 

It is easier for your body to maintain homeostasis

when you are resting and fasting than when you are

eating and engaging in activity. The conservation

of energy during such a profound period of rest

creates a favorable condition for the biological

process of healing. The human body is programmed to

always seek normality, and a properly conducted fast

supports and encourages that process.

 

Absence of hunger

 

Your next question might very well be, “Won’t I be

hungry all the time when I am fasting?” The surprising

fact is that after one or a few days of fasting, most

people experience little or no desire for food.

 

The desire to eat is dictated by a combination of

physiological and psychological factors. It is

thought that hunger is triggered by the activity

of certain brain cells within the “appetite center”

of the hypothalamus which respond to the blood

glucose level.

 

During fasting, the body begins to burn fat as a

fuel, and the appetite center becomes temporarily

desensitized to blood glucose.

 

This makes it possible to fast without a gnawing hunger.

 

Most people report little desire for food while

fasting. They do not have a powerful, overwhelming

urge to eat. This helps make it possible for most

people to fast comfortably for several weeks or longer.

 

What to expect on your first fast.

 

Fasting has been an integral part of Natural Hygiene care

for more than 100 years. Many thousands of people have

restored their health through fasting. Some, ill and

distraught from years of discomfort and discouragement,

try fasting as a last resort.

 

Some of the conditions that respond well to fasting and

aggressive dietary changes after the fast are headache,

rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood

pressure, diabetes, colitis, psoriasis, lupus, and

uterine fibroids.

 

Fasting to heal oneself can mean the difference between

living life pain-ridden and dependent on drugs, going

from one doctor to another for relief and living a

normal, pain-free existence into old age.

 

Health Science asked longtime Hygienic physician

Ralph Cinque, D.C., to describe some of the experiences

a person might encounter while considering and,

ultimately, undertaking their first fast.

 

 

What to expect on your first fast.

Answers to the most commonly-asked questions!

By Ralph Cinque D.C.

 

 

Fasting is not the solution to every health problem,

but it can have a powerful effect in reversing pathology

and establishing a foundation for health.

 

If you have never fasted before, you undoubtedly have

many questions about it. Perhaps you have read a book

about fasting, and you are hopeful that fasting will

help you overcome a particular problem and improve

your general health.

 

But since fasting is not yet a regular part of medical

practice, it may be difficult for you to seriously

consider it. This is unfortunate because fasting can

have a powerful effect in reversing pathology and

establishing a foundation for health. Fasting is not

an all-encompassing solution to every health problem,

but it has great promise to bolster the recovery process

for many ailing people.

 

In order to make an intelligent decision about fasting,

you need reliable information that is accurate, factual,

and scientific. It is good to talk to people who have

fasted and to doctors who are experienced in the use of

fasting. Dr. Herbert Shelton (1895-1985), who was one of

the founders of the American Natural Hygiene Society,

probably had more experience with fasting than anyone

else who ever lived. It is estimated that he supervised

more than 40,000 fasts. Dr. Shelton used to say that

the most vehement objections to fasting are

made by those who have never missed a meal in their lives.

 

Think twice before accepting condemnations of fasting from

those who know nothing about it and have no experience with

it, whether they a physicians or lay persons. if you

objectively look at the evidence about fasting, you will

see that it has improved health and life for countless

people under a broad range of circumstances.

 

Psychological factors

 

It is important to recognize that psychological factors

can affect people differently during fasting. Some

people have a habit of thinking and talking about food

much of the time —  whether they are hungry or not. Some

people even dream about food while fasting. But most

people experience little or no psychological discomfort

about not eating for a period of time. Some even enjoy

the feeling of lightness and freedom they get while

fasting. Do not assume that you will feel like you are

“starving” because you won’t be starving.

You will be fasting.

 

Fasting, not starving

 

There is an important difference between fasting and

starving. Fasting is a period of abstinence from food

during which the body’s nutrient reserves are adequate

to meet the body’s nutritional needs. Starvation can

occur only if you abstain from food beyond the point

where you have sufficient nutrient reserves.

 

The differences between fasting and starving are

unmistakable to the trained eye, and that is why it

is important that you fast under the supervision of

a member of the International Association of Hygienic

Physicians (IAHP) who is certified for fasting supervision.

 

Will I experience discomfort?

 

While fasting, everyone tends to experience some

“locomotor weakness,” which refers to the withdrawal

of energy from the muscular system as the body tries

to conserve energy. Sometimes it is surprisingly mild.

Some people fast for two weeks without becoming

discernibly weak. They move about as easily as they

did before they began their fasts.

 

In general, those who are large and heavy tend to remain

more energetic than those who are small and light. The

body enforces an earlier slowdown of caloric expenditure

in those who have the least reserves. Thin people can

become weak rather early in a fast. Interestingly, women

tend to hold up better energy-wise while fasting than do

men. I presume it is because women tend to have greater

fat reserves, on average, but hormonal factors also may

be involved.

 

Symptoms may arise during fasting, such as headaches,

nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin eruptions.These all

are related to the increase in your body’s eliminative

activities during the fast, and they are considered to be

constructive. Dr. Shelton used the term “orthopathic,”

which means “right suffering,” to describe these events.

Nevertheless, they can be uncomfortable and distressing.

 

The vast majority of people are able to fast for a

sufficient period of time without major discomfort.The

most frequent complaint I hear from people who are

fasting is that they are bored. However, there are

instances when a situation arises that may necessitate

terminating the fast.That is why it is important that

you fast under the supervision of a physician trained

in fasting supervision.

 

Low blood pressure

 

Blood pressure tends to drop during a fast, which is a

good thing if your pressure is too high. But if you have

normal or low blood pressure, this further drop in blood

pressure during fasting can occasion orthostatic

hypotension—a sudden feeling of weakness and

lightheadedness that occurs when you try to stand up too

quickly. While fasting, you must be careful to move

around slowly in order to give your body time to adjust

to different postures.

 

There are special receptors in the neck called

baroreceptors which regulate the blood pressure to the

brain. These baroreceptors tend to respond more slowly

during fasting; they take longer to read conditions and

elicit a response. People have been known to faint while

fasting, but the only danger in fainting is that you may

hit your head on something hard or sharp as you fall down.

The way to prevent such a mishap is to be slow and careful

each and every time you shift positions during fasting.

Pause between postures to give your body time to adjust

to the effects of gravity.

 

Sometimes it is necessary to end a fast because of low blood

pressure. How low you can allow your blood pressure to drop

during fasting before terminating a fast depends upon what

your blood pressure was originally, and your size, age, sex,

and other factors.An experienced physician can make that

evaluation.

 

A good and safe experience

 

To maximize the benefits from fasting and ensure your

safety, obtain professional supervision from a certified

IAHP physician. Fasting beyond several days requires

professional supervision in order to be safe.

 

Moreover, there are some fragile and delicate individuals

for whom even one day of fasting would be ill-advised

without an IAHP doctor’s approval and supervision.

Stability is achieved during fasting because of adaptations

the body makes, and individuals vary at how well they make

those adaptations.

 

As I mentioned, the biggest complaint I hear from people

who are fasting is that they are bored. Here is where mental

discipline can be a major factor. No one will deny that it

can be mentally challenging to lie around fasting day after

day. But, if you take it just one day at a time (and don’t

decide ahead of time how many days you will fast), you can

get through your first fast without too much difficulty.

 

Dr. Cinque, 1996

 

 

 

Eat your steak, I say!

No, I didnt!  I havent eaten meat, except maybe some fish, in over 25 years.  I dont have the desire for it at all.  I actually dont think I ever did. I was a starchatarian from birth…a potato couldnt walk by me.  But when I decided to become a vegetarian (never heard the word vegan till much later) when I was 14, I honestly only knew one thing…..Do not eat any meat!  That was it…but I really didnt know about nutrition at all.  Since then, I have read tons of books on diet, wellness, healing…and the amount of email I get everyday from all the health guru’s Im connected to is kinda insane!  You see I really want to know what is the latest info….its my passion!  I love reading about this.  I only buy health books…Im not really interested in anything else.

This obsession may have to do with the fact that most people in my family died from health reasons…specifically both of my parents died of Cancer by my 31st birthday.  I had to watch my mother wither away for a few years. When things like this happen to you…it is hard to shift gears. Anywho, it is very easy for me to say you REALLY shouldnt eat meat!…but the truth is…I believe…people really like how it tastes.  I know people who have told me that they cant live without it.  That is serious!

There was one time when I had decided to get off my box and tell people that you know, eating meat is okay…as long as you just eat a little.  But when I really analyze it, I have to go back to my radical views….without being too radical about it.  Why?  Well there are several reasons, which I will mention…but off the top.  I feel good eating vegetarian!  I mean, I dont know where it comes from, but I just have to say that I feel really amazing at this life choice I have made to become a non-meat eater.  It does something to my spirit. Not to mention, that I consider myself a spiritual person.  I was raised with dogs and cats…and I connected with them so much, they were my friends.  And, recently I was thinking…you know when you watch those videos about the men who raised the lion, they set the lion back out into the wilderness…and then when they went to visit the lion, he remembered his friends who had raised him.  I look at it like that.  I just think that the animals are our friends. And I just dont believe in eating them.  And I really dont even like to think of myself as an animal rights activist, because Im not…well, really I am.  But I never wanted to come off that way…or appear to be too, I dont know…nutty about things.  I still want to be cool…youknowwhatimsayin?

Well, I found this article that Frederick Patenaude wrote and I though it was fitting to add it here, because he sums up amazingly why eating a vegetarian/vegan diet is the way.  Tell me what you think?  (I like hearing from you)… And here is a salad I made last night…I grew the sprouts too!

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Why are so many vegans unhealthy?
Before I answer this question, I must clarify that I no longer consider myself a “vegan” in the true sense of the word.
The typical vegan is primarily motivated by the welfare of animals and obsessed with only one aspect of healthful living: not eating animal products.
In that sense, I don’t consider myself a vegan.
I have no problem with other people eating meat, if that’s their choice. I don’t complain of the “horrible smell of dead carcasses” when my neighbors barbecue some steak, but I know a lot of vegans who are very vocal about these things.
I also don’t try to make my lifestyle completely vegan. The best underwear I have ever found are made from wool (from ethically raised sheep), and I wouldn’t consider wearing anything else.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy a leather jacket, but I wouldn’t also throw away a perfectly good pair of jeans if it has a bit of leather on a tag.
I focus on my overall lifestyle and not just one aspect of my health. I remain convinced that animal products are NOT the answer.
Why are Some Vegans So Sick?
When I was reading “The Vegetarian Myth”, I was surprised at how not convincing the book was at making a case against the vegan diet.
At best, you could consider that book to be a painful therapy session for a tortured author who thinks that the vegan diet destroyed her life. At worst it’s the least convincing “meat” manifesto you’ll ever read.
In my experience, these are the following most common mistakes people make on a vegan diet that bring them to a low state of health and give such bad rap to the vegan diet.
1. Not enough calories
A healthy vegan diet is easily explained: eat enough fruits, vegetables and starch-based foods to maintain your weight and energy, and minimize concentrated foods such as nuts and seeds or oils.
Vegan foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are very nutrient dense, but not calorie-dense. That means you need to eat a lot more of these foods to give you enough energy and maintain your weight and your health.
Many vegans are “weak” and scrawny simply because they don’t eat enough. Not getting enough calories will also mean that you’re not getting enough vitamins, minerals and protein.
If someone is not thriving on their diet and has little energy, the first thing to do is to increase the total amount of calories consumed. But there’s a caveat: these calories must come from whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, and not from oil and fatty foods. Which brings me to my next point.
2. Not enough carbs
It’s funny because most ex-vegans specifically blame the carbs for their health problems, when it’s actually one type of food they were under-eating.
Under-eating carbs means that you’ll eat too much fat, too much protein and that you won’t get enough energy to function.
That is why so many vegans feel tired all the time. It’s important to get enough calories, but also to eat enough calories in the right proportion.
In spite of what is incorrectly claimed in many anti-vegetarian books, carbohydrates are the preferred food for the human body.
How do you know that? The actual research behind this point is very extensive, but you only need to look at one thing: top athletes.
Every single winning marathon runner or Tour de France athlete thrives on a high-carb diet. Why? Because it works, and carbs are the preferred foods for the human body. Top athletes don’t eat a lot of carbs because they are philosophical vegans (most of them are not), but because that’s what they need to eat to win.
For optimal health and energy, your diet should be composed of at least 70% carbohydrates by total calories. Which leaves less than 30% for protein and fat.
3. Too much fat
Most vegans use unhealthy amounts of plant oils and fat. This is the primary reason why some vegans suffer from hypoglycemia and other blood sugar issues. It’s well documented that a high-fat diet has a negative impact on insulin sensitivity.
For optimal health, ALL oils should be avoided. That includes all olive oil, hemp seed oils, and even so-called healthy oils such as flax seed oil.
Instead, you should get all of your fat from whole foods such as nuts, seeds and avocados in minimal quantities. For most people who are not very athletic, a very small handful of nuts OR half an avocado is about the maximum you should eat in one day.
This is the number one way to improve a vegan diet. Get rid of all the fat and learn to prepare foods without fat. At the same time, eat more of the “good” stuff such as fruits and vegetables. Remember that green vegetables have no calories, so as a vegan you will have to get your calories from the following foods:
Fruits
Root vegetables (potatoes, yams, etc.)
Starches (whole grains, beans, etc.
If you follow a raw approach like I do most of the time, then the majority of your calories will come from fruit.
Getting a significant proportion of your calories from fatty foods such as oils is a big mistake and one that will quickly destroy your health. (A lot of people make large salads every day drenched in olive oil and believe this is part of a healthy diet.)
If you have any weight to lose, you should consider avoiding all fatty foods temporarily until you lose the desired weight.
Why? Fats are stored by the body very easily, requiring less than 3% of the calories consumed to store. On the other hand, carbohydrates need an average of 30% of calories consumed to be turned into body fat.
As author John McDougall likes to say, “The fat you eat is the fat you wear”. So if you don’t want to “wear” any more fat, avoid it.
It’s fairly easy to get used to a low fat diet and it takes 30 to 60 days for your taste buds to fully adapt.
4. Too enough high-quality protein
This is more a problem for vegans who live on junk food, or raw foodists who only eat fruits and vegetables with no nuts and seeds.
Although protein deficiencies are almost non-existent in the Western world, if you lack high quality protein in the diet you could experience lack of energy, decreased muscle mass, lower bone density, and compromised immunity.
Fortunately, we don’t need a lot of protein to do the job. Greens contain high-quality protein, and adding some nuts and seeds in the diet will help. Vegans can eat traditional soy products and beans, while raw foodists should load up on greens and have some nuts and seeds every day. If you need more protein, raw hemp protein is a good addition to smoothies.
5. Too much junk food.
Many vegans also eat too much junk food, and you know what I’m talking about. French fries and potato chips may be vegan, but they are not healthy. Essentially if it comes from a restaurant or a factory, it should be seen as “fun” food and not as healthy sustenance for the human body. So use your judgement and base your diet on fruits and vegetables, not on junk foods.
6. Too much wheat
A lot of people in general, but especially vegans and vegetarians base their diet around wheat and bread products. Sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pizzas, pastas, muffins, cereals, are not necessary for health and are often highly processed with artificial vitamins added which can make it hard for the body to absorb real vitamins from whole fruits and vegetables.
Many people also have a wheat sensitivity or are allergic and can develop celiac disease. If you have frequent colds, breathing problems, stuffy nose, asthma, IBS, digestion issues etc., you could have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Cutting wheat out of your diet is fairly easy to do when you eat a diet of fruits and vegetables and non glutenous carbohydrates like potatoes and rice.
7. A Deficient Diet
Many vegans avoid supplementing with vitamin B12, and then run into trouble, thinking that the vegan diet is not healthy. There is no debate among vegan experts that you should absolutely take a vitamin B12 supplement.
Even meat-eaters are at risk, as B12 deficiencies are common. This is of particular concern to vegan mothers and young children.
A vitamin D supplement is also necessary if you live in a Northern climate, but that’s not just a vegan issue.
Too often, people don’t don’t their homework and then “blame” the vegan diet for not working.
Meat is NOT the Answer
It must be a strange fact of human nature that we tend to make the wrong associations based on what we perceive to be a direct cause-reaction relationship.
If you go vegan and your health declines, you’ll naturally believe that the vegan diet was to blame. Because a vegan diet is a diet that excludes animal products, you might be led to believe that not eating them is what caused you to be sick in the first place.
But in reality, a vegan diet can be anything. It can be a diet of fake meat products and oil and french fries, or it can be a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables consumed in sufficient quantity to make you thrive.
The fact that many vegans get sick does NOT mean that animal products are the answer. Some raw foodists are now including raw meat and
raw dairy into their diets and claiming these are the sole reasons they are surviving on a raw diet, because raw plant food alone are not enough to thrive on.  This is simply not true. They may be thriving in spite of the raw animal products they are eating.
Animal products are inherently bad for the human body, for very specific reasons:
1- They are very acidic and will drain your calcium reserves as the body uses calcium in your bones to balance the pH of the food in your digestive tract.
2- They contain too much protein. All excess protein has to be eliminated by the body which will wear down your kidneys and liver over time and accelerate the aging process. A diet rich in animal protein is also the number one dietary factor for cancer (see The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell).
3- Most animal products are high in fat. Excess fat is stored as body fat and results in surpluses in the body, leading to insulin-related products and everything related to overweight.
4- Animal products are rich in cholesterol, which accumulates in the body and contributes to vascular diseases.
5- Animal products are a concentrated source of toxins. Being high on the food chain, animals accumulate much more toxins, hormones and pesticides in their tissues. This is not mentioning the possible bacteria-related issues with factory produced animal products and cross contamination in the facilities.
Are some vegans unhealthy? Yes! But animal products are not the answer.<><><>
Truth!

peace and love
Continue on your journey
Pa’lante
Skai Juice
The Chef
http://www.skaijuice.com

Guess what? Im SO Excited!!

Peace Family!

How ya doing?  I am feeling so HIGH right now!  And when I say that I mean…a super Positive HIGH!  It seems like when you say that nowadays folks just get the idea that we are smoking something!  Nope.  Just feeling very positive, very hopeful, very excited and all is GOOD!

‘What got you so excited, Skai?’

Well, too many good things are happening.  First of all, we have recently launched our Online Wellness Clinic…and we are popping with oodles of information and folks hungry for it.  Right now we have about 125 people who are engaged in getting their life healthier and more abundant.  We have loaded tons of books, videos, and other great information.  And, we just hosted our second Release the Grease: Juice and Smoothie Cleanse.  Now we are getting ready to do a 30 day raw food challenge.  Are you interested in participating? Im REALLY excited about this!  Researching and creating recipes for others actually helps me get myself organized.  Im telling you the pressure is on.

To join the our Online Wellness Clinic, message me, and I will send you the link…it is going to cost $29 for a Lifetime Membership into the Clinic.  However, we are giving a 30% discount right now to join through the end of this month.  The join fee is invaluable.  When you see the amount of information that we provide, you are going to fall OUT from all of the things that we share with you guys.  Our mission has always been: Knowledge is Power!  So the more information you are showered with the more informed choices you can make about your health.  Oh yeah, forgot to mention….TONS and TONS of Cookbooks too: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Raw!  You won’t believe it!  Get with me!

I have also launched my SKAI JUICE TV online web channel.  I love this platform so much.  My channel is for folks who want to see plenty of video content that they can directly connect with.  I really talk to YOU!  The coolness about this channel is that you can rent, buy, or subscribe and of course, watch for free: Classes, healthy living info, recipes, etc. Check it out here and please spread the word!  This is going to be awesome.  Im even more inspired to create videos for you…because I feel like folks are really looking for my content.  Its way different than being just another random video on YouTube.  Although I still will be posting on YouTube, the videos that I am saving for my channel are going to be more special, in my honest opinion.

Another thing Im excited about is that I have been working on this project for years and it looks like it is finally coming to fruition.  It’s a FARM!  Yep, don’t even ask me how this is going to work, but I just feel like it is really time to gets to growing some food.  So I created a non-profit organization and applied for some government farm land in Puerto Rico. And we were approved!  YAHOO!  For 80 acres!  Yep, so starting this fall, I will be working on organizing The Luquillo Farm Sanctuary, where we will not only be growing food, but creating awesome programs for children to teach them about the land.  Check out our new blog about the farm and subscribe!

Any who, I could go on as to why Im so excited about more stuff…but I don’t want to wear you out, so Ill stop here….for now. =)  I wanted to let you read this awesome testimony I got from one of the participants of the Release the Grease: Juice and Smoothie Cleanse.  Makes me feel good to hear from folks out there in cyber world, especially when I have made an impact…(yet another thing I am excited about!)  =)

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Good morning Skai,

I would like to say thank you so much!  I took your juicing challenge and I lost 10 pounds in seven days and I am so excited! I actually plan to continue it until September 5 to see how much weight I can lose.  I decided to take the challenge because I never had the chance to lose the baby weight.  I have three kids and after my first child I didn’t gain any weight, I returned to normal in a flash.  Now during my second pregnancy, I gained 50 extra pounds.  As I started losing the weight, I became pregnant with my third child and gained an additional 30 pounds.   I went from weighting 115lbs to 190lbs in the blink of an eye.  I have not been paying attention to my weight until recently when I was relocating and came across some old photos of myself.  My kids were amazed and said ‘mommy, what happened?”  My response was all three of you.  Well I decided that I will get up and do something about it!  I must say that I’m really glad that I did.  I will continue to incorporate juicing into my daily life by using it to replace two meals a day until I accomplish my goal.  Thank you for your motivating emails, words of encouragement, luv and support!  I really do appreciate it! I will keep you updated on my progress.

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There you have it.  The Universe rewards Action!

Love and Peace,

Skai Juice
THE CHEF

http://www.skaijuice.com


This was an amazing raw meal I made with Pumpkin seed nut pate, and a sunflower seed “cheeze” topping with fresh arugula and tomatoes served on a Collard wrap!

Check out the video here on how I made it all!

peace!

RELEASE THE GREASE 2: Staying Positive!

HOLA!  TODO BIEN!

Yes, it is!!  Today is your day to kickstart your new life.  I am soooo excited!  For real I am…Im am so ready to release this #$#^$&^%!! Off my body…lol!  Sorry, just being my crazy self….and yes, I am high energy…even in writing.

 

JUICE BLEND
8 granny smith apples
4 cucumbers
4 stalks of celery
4 – 6 Kale leaves
¼ Lemon (unpeeled) >>>This is going to make your juice nice and strong…if it is too much, then take the peel off.
1” piece of ginger

 

This should fill up a tall jug…the next thing I do is add water to fill up the gallon.  No more then 1/3 of the bottle.

 

SMOOTHIE BLEND

3 Bananas

1 large scoop of unsweetened Peanut Butter

Almond Milk

Ice

Honey to sweeten

 

This smoothie is good if you need a little more bulk to start you off!

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The big thing you have to remember for the next 7 days is that this is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body.  You have to understand this, know this, feel this…and make it your mantra for the next 7 days.  HELL!  For Life!  Make eating and living a healthier lifestyle a MANTRA!  YOUR MANTRA! I firmly believe that saying your affirmations are super empowering…and it’s the only way I can make it through life’s tough situations.  Here are some that I will be using…(have already started)…I have programmed them into my phone so they pop up throughout the day and I say them out loud to the UNIVERSE!! Some of them are months old…I have them on repeat.
·        I AM DISCIPLINED AND HEALTHY!
·        MY BODY IS SUPER PERFECT!
·        THIS JUICE CLEANSE IS AMAZING AND IT IS WORKING!
·        RELEASE THE GREASE!
·        TODAY IS AN INCREDIBLE DAY!
·        SUCCESS, PROSPERITY, AND ABUNDANCE HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY INTO MY LIFE!
·        I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR MY HEALTH!
·        MY LIFE IS MAGICAL AND I AM GRATEFUL!
·        I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR MY CHILDREN!
·        I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY HUSBAND!

Feel free to use these or create your own…Claim exactly what you WANT in this here time!  You can have anything you really want.  Im clear on that!
For tomorrow’s Juice Blend:
1 medium to large Beet
3 Cucumbers
5 Carrots
2 Granny Smith Apples
4 Swiss Chard Leaves
¼ Lime unpeeled

Or Smoothie Blend:

2 Cucumbers

1 Lemon peeled

2 Apples

1 piece of ginger

Honey to taste

Ice
BE PREPARED!

 

Peace and Juice!

 

Skai

http://www.skaijuice.com

 

Staying positive and determined is the only way to achieve SUCCESS!
Staying positive and determined is the only way to achieve SUCCESS!

 

   

Benefits to a 7-day Juice Cleanse

Benefits to a 7-Day Juice Cleanse are:

1.      Clarity with thinking
2.      Waste/Weight Lost
3.      Energy goes way up
4.      Positive demeanor
5.      Less Sleep, More Rest
6.      Satiation, no hunger
7.      6 Senses reactivated
8.      Glowing Skin/Healthier Looking
9.      Appetite suppressant
10.   Immune Boost

What are your GOALS?

 

Happy Monday!

I just made the bomb green smoothie this morning. It had kale, bananas, blueberries, ginger, coconut water and mango juice in it. Ashe! I remember when breakfast was a big production…a big unhealthy production. I cant do it anymore. Pancakes, potatoes…and for those that eat it…eggs, bacon…etc. Not part of my reality anymore. I look at that type of meal and a super acidic cocktail. If I were to make a big breakfast, I would make a huge fruit salad, oatmeal, smoothies, granola. That type of thing is such a higher vibration…but you know it takes a while to get to that. I think once you start to understand the whole acid alkaline connection you start looking at food and eating differently. I will help with that.

So as I consider guiding folks in my new Wellness Revolutionaries support network, I have come to the realization that folks have different things that they want to do with their health. And it depends on what your goal is as to what direction you are going to go in the Revolution. I have created this chart to help you know what to eat according to where you are in the “Movement”. I always recommend folks to start with a Detox. It is just so important to get the Yuck out of your system when you are transitioning from the Standard American Diet to a true healthy regimen. Now depending on how hard core you want to go you can do either a Juice Cleanse, a Coconut Water Feast, or a Water Fast. They are all beneficial. And naturally the Juice Cleanse is going to be less invasive while the Water Fast will be a lot more in depth. But it must be something you can commit to for a period of time without jumping off. Usually when you start to eat something you have ended the progress and you would normally have to start over. We will get into this more later.

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Also, a Detox is not something you want to do long term, especially unsupervised. Many people have done 60 – 90 day Juice Cleanses, but I don’t think it is absolutely necessary not to mention that it is extremely difficult and very expensive too. Many people feel like they can lose weight on a Detox and they can. However I don’t believe that it is advisable to use a Detox for weight loss. Its actually kinda of stressful. You go in it for the wrong reasons. Detox should be something that you want to do to heal your body of slug, yuck, addictions, poor eating and the like. I consider a Detox an oil change. You should do it a few times a year.

If you are interested in losing weight I suggest that you follow a raw diet which will also include juicing, smoothies, and lots and lots of salads. You need to love salads here. This is the turkey on the table. The main event! And of course with your raw food eating…you need to work out more. You have got to find something you like in regards to moving your body and make a commitment in incorporating it into your lifestyle.

Once you get to where you want to be. You can start introducing some cooked foods into your life while maintaining a high raw approach. You would still be consuming your juices and smoothies for breakfast, salads for lunch, and then for dinner a whole food meal, which can be something like stir fry veggies, with beans and quinoa. And that is just an example. You can actually make so many different dishes which we plan to explore as well.

So, now get ready to make some changes. Study the chart and figure out where you are. Are you ready to Detox? Have you done so already and need to just lose weight? Or are you pretty much there and you just want to maintain your already healthy lifestyle? Let me know. I would love to hear where you are and what your goals are.

Enjoy this Chart I created for you….and JOIN THE REVOLUTION!!! …If you havent already…http://eepurl.com/Bc9e9

Skai's Optimal Eating Guide
Enjoy the Revolution! The Health Revolution!

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

 

Skai getting her Yoga on!
Skai getting her Yoga on!

 

You gotta get moving!  I know more than anyone exactly how I feel when I don’t move my body on a regular basis.  I start to feel like Jabba the Hut. Honestly, I am one of those weird lazy types that actually likes to workout.  Kinda doesn’t make any sense.  I know.  There is more of that coming soon…weird stuff.  Any who, working out is essential…repeat…ESSENTIAL…to being a healthy, wholesome individual.  And it’s not really the working out part that is essential…it’s the moving your body part that is essential.  The saying Use it or Lose it applies here.  The oldest and healthiest people in the world move their bodies…way into the 100s.  So we really need to create a routine of moving our bodies. Most folks work in sedentary jobs.  Then we get home and sit on our Arse and get engrossed in TV and Internet land.  Time to MOTIVATE and MOVE IT!  What are your favorite ways to move your body?

I know that time is usually a huge issue for most folks…I recommend doing an online MOVING program.  It’s the easiest way to get it in right in the comfort of your own home.  Here are two I think are really awesome:

http://www.unitefitnessonline.com/workout-programs/

http://www.dirtyyogaco.com/home.html

 

The Benefits Of MOVING: 10 Reasons Why You Should Make MOVING Your ***New You Revolution!***

We all know about certain benefits of MOVING – above all, that it’s good for us. But this isn’t always enough to get us motivated into actually doing it. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get started on your new you revolution then here are 10 reasons why MOVING can improve your life.

1) More Energy: Although MOVING in itself may be tiring, one of the major benefits of MOVING is the fact that it’ll ultimately leave you feeling more energized. Studies have shown that regular MOVING helps to reduce fatigue.

2) Increase Your Mood: Every time you MOVE your body will release endorphins that help to make you feel good. MOVING really will give you a natural high!

3) Improve Your Health: There are so many health benefits of losing weight that it’s impossible to list them all here! By getting MOVING you’ll reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and much more.

4) Improve Your Appearance: If being overweight or not being toned leaves you feeling unhappy about yourself then losing weight can help you to look and feel better.

5) Play With Your Kids: It takes a lot of energy to keep up with your kids. By losing weight and getting MOVING, you’ll be able to run around with them without constantly getting out of breath. This can be one of the most rewarding benefits of MOVING: it helps you to enjoy life more.

6) Sleep Better: When you MOVE more you’ll start to find it easier to get a good night’s rest. This adds to the energy boost that you’ll get from MOVING in the long term.

7) Increase Your Strength and Stamina: Do you find it hard to go on long walks, even though you want to? Or maybe even carrying shopping bags up the stairs is a struggle? MOVE more and you’ll eventually be able to handle these activities with ease.

8) Reduce Stress: MOVING can hugely reduce stress levels. If you regularly suffer from stress – or even mental heath issues such as depression and anxiety – regular MOVING can help to reduce your symptoms.

9) A Sense Of Achievement: When you start to MOVE and see the improvements you’re making week on week, you’ll really get the feeling that you’ve achieved something worthwhile!

10) Keep Your Independence Later In Life: The more you can MOVING now, while you’re still able, the more you can reduce the impact of certain health problems later in life. In short, keeping fit and healthy will help you to keep your independence as late into life as possible.

So how much will you need to work out to feel these benefits of MOVING? That all depends on your current MOVING levels. The good news is that just 30 minutes of MOVING a day is enough to improve your health drastically. So what are you waiting for?!

Let me know how you make MOVING a priority…folks need some inspiration.  What do you do?

Love and Peace

Skai Juice

www.skaijuice.com

Things you needs to eliminate from your diet…PERMANENTLY!

8 surprising sources of refined sugar
Warning: Your marinara sauce may have as much sugar as two Twinkies.

Photo: ollyy/Shutterstock

There was a time, long ago, when sugar was a rare luxury, reserved in small quantities only for the rare few who could afford it. These days, we have it in such abundancethat it’s as if food manufacturers are sneaking it into anything they can just to get rid of it.
The American Heart Association recommends no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day for the average woman, and no more than nine teaspoons for the average man. Yet on average, American adults consume 22 teaspoons per day, while the kids are scarfing down a daily average of 32 teaspoons. (Note: Four grams of sugar is equivalent to one teaspoon.)
All the while, rates of obesity and diabetes have risen on a scale that corresponds neatly to our increasing consumption of sugar. There are a number of doctors and experts who suggest that sugar goes beyond the dangers of cavities and corpulence. In fact, they argue, sugar is a disruptive toxin that harms our organs and hormonal cycles, and most likely is mostly to blame for the obesity epidemic, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
So how did we get here? Most of the added sugar we consume comes in packaged food; early on, manufacturers learned that the more sugar something contains, the better it seems to sell. And although we know to expect plenty of sugar in cookie dough ice cream, for example, who knew that many seemingly healthy foods are also chock full of it?
Naturally occurring sugars, like those in fruit and milk, are generally accompanied by nutrients; added sugars are the naughty ones that need to be minded. They come inmany disguises on the ingredient list. The Harvard School of Public Health cautions to look out for these code words for added sugar: agave nectar, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, crystalline fructose, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, honey, invert sugar, lactose, maltose, malt syrup, molasses, raw sugar, sucrose, sugar and syrup.
1. Barbecue sauce
You might as well be brushing your grilled foods with chocolate syrup. One popular brand of barbecue sauce offers 15 grams of sugar in two tablespoons; yes, that’s almost four teaspoons of sugar in two tablespoons of sauce. For comparison, chocolate syrup typically has about 19 grams of sugar in the same serving size.
2. Nutrition bars
What a great concept, the nutrition bar: a handy portable snack bursting with nutrients. But wait! In our survey of 7 nutrition bars that are worse than candy, we present one nutrition bar that has the audacity to include 32 grams of sugar — 8 teaspoons, that is — all in the name of “nutrition.” And there were many more that were found to be nearly as sinful.
3. Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is a fantastic and low-fat source of lycopene, an important compound associated with reduced risk of cancer, as well as a bevy of other fetching vitamins and antioxidants. When you make a batch at home, you can add a pinch of sugar to a large pot of simmering sauce and it works wonders to enhance the flavor. But in one of the greater mysteries of the modern world, makers of tomato sauce feel compelled to pump it up with sugar; some leading brands have as much as 15 grams per half-cup serving, and few people only use half a cup of sauce. Can you imagine sprinkling more than four teaspoons of sugar on your dinner?
4. Flavored yogurt
The calcium, protein and beneficial probiotics in yogurt make it a great choice; the added sugar? Not so much. Typically, a 6-ounce container of plain yogurt has about 12 grams of naturally occurring sugar in the form of lactose – since nutrition labels don’t require the separation of naturally occurring and added sugars, the consumer has to do a little math to figure out the added sugar. So, for example, if you subtract 12 grams from the 28 grams of sugars listed on the Yoplait Thick and Creamy Blackberry Harvest label, you know that the product contains 16 grams of added sugar. That’s four teaspoons of added sugar in a six-ounce serving.
5. Fruit juice
Sometimes fruit juice isn’t really fruit juice; it may have some fruit in it, but it may also just be glorified sugar water. Again, since labels don’t differentiate between added and naturally occurring sugar, it may be hard to tell by the sugar grams alone. But you might suspect something is up with, for example, V8 Splash products, which ring in at the 18-grams-of-sugar range for an eight-ounce serving. (Four and a half teaspoons of sugar in a regular size glass of juice.) The smoking gun here is hidden in the ingredient list: the first two ingredients are water and high fructose corn syrup.
6. Grown-up breakfast cereal
Anyone with properly functioning neurons might deduce that a children’s breakfast cereal – let’s say, one that offers a rainbow of neon-colored loops and “fruity shaped marshmallows” (that’s almost as good as fruit, right?) – is fairly loaded with sugar. But some adult breakfast cereals are not much better; they may come in sedate boxes and be lacking in candy-colored hues, but don’t be fooled. Some of the leading brands that emanate health in their packaging contain at least 17 grams of sugar in one serving.
7. Vitamin drinks
Water infused with vitamins and antioxidants sounds like a good idea, but it seems that water infused with vitamins and antioxidants and eight teaspoons of sugar is an easier sell. Popular brands of vitamin and antioxidant water regularly deliver up to 32 grams of sugar in a 20-ounce bottle. While that’s less sugar than is found in most sodas, it’s still eight teaspoons of sugar in your “healthy” drink.
8. Muffins
Somewhere along the road, muffins swerved out of control and went from being responsible, bran-and-fruit packed snacks into cupcakes for grown ups. They may not have frosting and sprinkles, but other than that there may be little difference. For instance, let’s say you were to find yourself at a Dunkin Donuts and decided to opt for the healthier choice of a muffin over a donut. You might have a sneaking suspicion that the Coffee Cake muffin is really just coffee cake in a cup shape; and with its 51 grams of sugar — almost 13 teaspoons worth — you’d be correct. But would you suspect that the freshly baked Honey Bran Raisin muffin weighs in at 40 grams of sugar? 10 teaspoons? Three glazed donuts have one teaspoon less sugar than the Honey Bran Raisin muffin.
Source:  mnn.com