All life is a change of matter. Nature has certain patterns. Often the pattern followed is the pattern of seven. If we place a seed in the ground, we don’t get a seed out. After we place a seed in the ground, within a few days it becomes a sprout. Then it transits into a shoot. Next it becomes a stem. From the stem comes a leaf. Further on appears a bud. The bud becomes a flower. Out of the flower comes a seed. The seed has gone through an evolutionary process of seven stages.
“To understand juice therapy requires an understanding of juice itself. How would you define juice? We define it as water, flavors, pigments, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Juice is all of these substances working synergistically to give your body the materials that promote healing, energy, and protection from disease. But beyond what we can define, there is a mystery left undefined. It’s like the miracle of birth. There is a miracle of energy supplied by live plants that comes from nothing else of this planet. After all is investigated and analyzed, it still can’t be fully explained. We’re not saying that juices are ‘magic bullets’. They should be part of a diet that is a high-quality, comprehensive approach to wellness. We do know that juice therapy has worked to bring about recovery from illness for thousands of people, many of whom had been given no hope to live.” Juicing for Life (Avery Press).
Arthur Agatston, M.D. began to develop "The South Beach Diet" in 1995 as a means to help his cardiology patients improve their heart health. After becoming frustrated with the "low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet" recommended by the American Heart Association, and discovering that there were no convincing studies available showing that the American Heart Association diet saved lives, he decided to conduct his own research about obesity and diet.
In one of his latest books, LifeForce, Brian Clement presents a nutritional chart with examples of how we can acquire certain essential nutrients. It is foremost that the food we eat builds our bodies and gives us the ability to live a life rich with activity, joy, and freedom from disease. For over half a century Hippocrates has proven that sprouts, which are actually growing at the time you bite and ingest them, are the most nutrition-rich foods. Sprouts are inexpensive, widely available, and easy to digest. Many other excellent foods fill the role as nourishment. Fresh and raw garden vegetables, ripe and organic fruits at moderate intake, vegetable and green juices, etc. round out the wide world of food that the body enjoys.
There has been a long standing pseudo-belief that Bragg’s Liquid Aminos contains the undesirable food additive MSG. Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) has received occasional reports of people reacting to Bragg’s Liquid Aminos after consumption. The time has come to address this important issue and set the record straight.
Anemia -Alfalfa sprouts, Asparagus, Bean sprouts Beet, Beet greens, Buckwheat greens, Dandelion greens, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsley, Purslane, Spinach, String Beans, Swiss Chard, Turnip, Turnip greens, Watercress, Wheatgrass-Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Prune
If you don’t eat broccoli now that President Bush banned it from his plate, you might consider eating a carrot a day. If you despise carrots, try spinach, sweet potatoes, winter squash or cantaloupe.
There is a growing interest in sea vegetables. The reasons are many, including the fact that sea veggies are loaded with more nutrients than most land vegetables, and increasing evidence that sea veggies contribute to reduced stress and improved digestion. They are full of vitamins B6 and B12, both scare in other veggies. And they are the only vegetable source of iodine in useful amounts, and are a mine of minerals, particularly trace minerals.
Asparagus: When eaten raw it provides the body with a number of minerals, including trace minerals. It also offers a wide range of phytonutrients. Asian research has shown that asparagus assists the renal (kidney) area of the body which has a direct effect on emotions.
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“The many uses of Fennel have long been known…as a medicinal, a vegetable and a flavoring. In the past the medicinal parts were considered to be the roots and the seed only, but now fennel juice is pressed from those green parts of the plant growing above the ground, and has the typical odor of licorice. Attributed with the ability to dissolve fat and protein-fat layers, pure-plant fennel juice soothes the stomach nerves and is an effective remedy for flatulence and abdominal cramps.
In this ever-changing world where information has become a precious commodity, choice can be confusing. It was recently reported that if a young person dedicated his/her life to studying a single subject there is approximately 125 times the amount of information available than he/she could possibly research, assimilate and utilize in a lifetime. Most people receive their knowledge in sound bites and develop opinions based upon hearsay rather than history. Sensuality also confuses the issue, since external stimuli and taste play a central role in our selections. Life in the 21st century has become more sedentary and cerebral than the touchable, viable days of years gone by. A recent study revealed that approximately 75 percent of the population in technologically endowed countries makes purchases on the internet. This can be called the no-touch, big-choice generation. One may also view this as the big-choice, out-of-touch generation. Life has become complicated and filled with excess hours of work and personal involvement, so we rely on others with expertise in their respective fields to guide us.
So you’re extremely excited and ready to start your brand new diet. That’s great news because after all “a calorie is a calorie,” right? Eat too many... gain weight. Eat fewer... lose weight. Not so complicated, right?
For many years, nutrition professionals have known that older people often don’t get as many nutrients as they should; low nutrient levels in the elderly can be due to illness, poor eating choices or simply eating less. A new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has found that older vegetarian women eat better and have lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels than their non-vegetarian counterparts. But although the vegetarians had better nutrient profiles than the meat eaters, both groups fell short of the Recommended Dietary allowances (RDAs) in several nutrients.
This story is the first in a three-part series delving into the early Christian communities and the evidence of their vegetarian life- styles. The next part looks at the Jewish tradition and diet, written by Paul Nison, while the third, authored by Brian Clement, explores the diet of a raw vegan in one of these early communities.