Thursday, February 28, 2013

Apple Cider Vinegar

Talk about a brilliant apple creation! 

I’m not talking about the newest technology release. I’m talking about apple cider vinegar, or ACV, which is made up of pulverized apples allowed to ferment, producing a tangy, healthy apple cider vinegar. ACV’s main ingredient is acetic acid, which is known for helping to support a healthy terrain, weight management, and healthy blood sugar levels—among other things.  

Apple cider vinegar has recently entered the spotlight as a health tonic and supplement, but it’s been around for some time now.  In fact, ACV was literally put on the U.S. map in 1958 when it was highlighted in the D.C.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

pH Balancing Act

It’s pretty simple. The body and its processes—including the immune, metabolic, enzymatic and restorative processes—do better in an alkaline environment instead of an acidic one. Unfortunately, the foods typically consumed by most Americans are overly acidic-forming foods, and that’s hurting our health and our inner terrain, including our cells.

Our modern diet is heavy on the acidic side due to processed grains, conventional meats, sugars and unhealthy fats—which lead to the body being more acidic. When the body’s more acidic, however, it directly and unhealthily affects the blood and bodily tissues, including the cells of the heart, blood, brain, nerves, muscles, bones, skin and hair. And when your cells—the building blocks of who we are—are unhealthy, then you’re inviting disastrous health consequences. The truth is that the body’s trillions of cells prefer a slightly alkaline state—and alkalizing foods such as apple cider vinegar and others are foods your body, including your cells, will love and respond favorably to.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Holy. . . Basil!

Prepare to be amazed.

Holy basil may be one of the best kept secrets when it comes to its impact on health.  Known as tulsi, holy basil touts significant health benefits, including soothing stress; promoting blood sugar balance; immune system support; gastrointestinal health; anti-aging and antioxidant power; heart health; joint health; cellular health/cancer therapy; adrenal support; hormonal and reproductive equilibrium and much more.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Turmeric, a Terrain Transformer

Last week, we delved into Antoine Béchamp’s “terrain theory” which states that the inner health and condition of your cells, tissues and organs—your terrain— determines whether or not disease will develop or spread in the body.

Now it’s time to talk about turmeric, an amazing terrain transformer because there’s more to it than meets the eye. Turmeric may appear to be only a flavorful cooking spice, but it goes way beyond that. In fact, the oil content of turmeric is strong, but its yellow-orange pigment, called curcumin, is its primary health impetus.