Indigo Biofeedback Education
Maple Leaf Natural Health
1296 N Highland Ave#2
Stephanie Kenyon CBS
Certified Biofeedback Specialist
The information presented is for informational and stress reduction use only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.
1. Stress Reduction do’s!
2. My VARHOPE
3. INDIGO Biofeedback System
4. What is Quantum Biofeedback
5. Basic Roadmap to Health
6. Healthy Pyramid
7. Nutritarian Diet
8. What to Eat Daily
9. Sea Salt
10.Natural Mentor Alkalize information
11.Alkalizing/Acidifying Food Chart
13.Candida (yeast), Ph
14. Optional Candida Diet Information
15. Doug Kaufman Candida Diet
16. Adrenal Support Product Information
17. Dr. Lam’s Adrenal Information
18. Alkalizing Soup Recipe
19. Food Ideas
20. Qigong Breathing
Stress Reduction Training
VARHOPE Score Interpretation
V – Voltage: _____
This reflects the Adrenal Function, Stress Level, Kidney, Skin, Knees, Willpower and Battery Charge. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.
A – Amperage:_______
This reflects Brain function, Serotonin, Digestion Track, Spleen, Life Force. Lack of Sleep & Love and Brain Wave and Emotional Imbalances. Also look for any underlying fungus. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.
R – Resistance:_________
This reflects overall Health, Immunity, Inflammation, Degeneration and Ease of Energy Flow. Mercury contamination may cause a low resistance number. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.
This reflects the Body’s Water Absorption and Hydration of the cells. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.
O – Oxidation:
This represents the ease of Oxygen Flow in the Body and Oxygenation of Cells: reflected in Cellular Vitality. Normal Range is 80-100; Below 50 is Chronic.
This reflects the Body’s energetic pH. The closer the numbers are between the Proton Pressure and Electron Pressure, the more balanced the overall pH is. A wide difference between these values indicates the need for further incvestigation. Normal Range is 70+.
This reflects the whole of the Body’s Electric Functioning. This is the measure of the available electrons.
70-75 is a good Range for these Values.
Relates to Degeneration Risk, Excessive Nerve Activity, Stored Stress, Aging, Excessive Emotional or Physical Pain and increased caffeine intake.
Below 1,000 Denotes Risk of Degeneration – Above 15,000 is Nervous Energy or Psychic Pain.
This reflects Health of the Cell – components are Oxygenation, Protien Digestion or Blood Issues/Anemia and essential fatty acid intake. If low EFA’s, Yoga, Qigong, Deep breathing. Above 6 is Normal – Below 3 is Chronic.
This reflects the speed at which the Body Responds to Pathogens.
Below 15 is Ideal, Below 40 is Normal – Above is Chronic
This reflects the ability of the Body to Regenerate Cells and acts as a Cellular Aging Index; this is an Overview of the body. 8+ ideal, 6 is normal, Below 3 is Chronic.
This reflects the ability for all the Systems of the Body to Work Together; the systems, organs, nerves co-operation Together.
900+ is Ideal, 1200 is normal, below 300 is concern.
This reflects the ability of energy to Flow Around the body.
1,600+ is ideal, 1,200 is Normal, Below 800 is Chronic.
In approximately five minutes, the INDIGO Biofeedback System can simultaneously detect and record information about the individual client's stress reactions.
The INDIGO Biofeedback System reveals a client's voltage, amperage, resistance, hydration, oxygen, proton and electron pressure (VARHOPE) scores; these electrical calculations are important indicators of the health / stress of various different functions in the body.
Different lifestyle factors which could be contributing to the body's overall stress load are reflected in the INDIGO Biofeedback System's Suppression Obstruction Cure (SOC) scores.
Information about reactions to over 11,000 subtle stress related signatures and physiological parameters are also reported for client education.
What is Quantum Biofeedback?
Quantum Biofeedback is an emerging technology that interfaces with the body at biological speeds - the speed of a computer – providing results within minutes as opposed to days and weeks.
Quantum Biofeedback, facilitated through use of the Indigo system, and is the most profound energetic biofeedback system currently available and is leading the way to non-invasive, drugless stress reduction techniques.
What is the science behind Quantum Biofeedback? The accuracy and reliability of the Indigo System is based on decades of research conducted in the field of bio-energetic and bio-response.
Science has shown us that the body is indeed electric; therefore electrical reactivity in the body can be calculated via responses to impedance, amperage, voltage, capacitance, inductance and measures sixteen electrical parameters of the body. This makes the Indigo unique.
In a nutshell, Quantum Science and Traditional or Classical Biofeedback merges to create Quantum Biofeedback.
What is the Indigo Device?
The Indigo is the upgraded system of the EPFX (Electro Physiological Feedback Xrroid) and is the state of the art biofeedback device for the application of Quantum Biofeedback and addressing the stressors and the resulting stress of today’s lifestyle and environment.
Quantum Biofeedback; discover stress reduction the way it was meant to be.
What does our body perceive as stress?
· When we don’t drink enough water our body feels stress.
· When we have any kind of pathogenic infection such as bacteria, parasites, fungus or viral attack our body feels stress.
· When we don’t eat enough foods with the right kind of nutrition the body feels stressed.
· And many more
What can we do to relieve the body of stress?
· Drink water everyday.
· Eat nutritious food.
· Cleanse our body.
· Get plenty of sunlight.
· Get good sleep.
· Think positive thoughts.
· Eat a high alkaline diet.
Quantum Biofeedback is not just ordinary Biofeedback.
Quantum Biofeedback measures
your stress response to over 11,000 different frequencies. This enables you to
get a wonderful insight in to what is stressing your body.
Also because of the over 200 programs in the EPFX/QXCI you can reduce these stressors.
For more information visit http://mapleleafnaturalhealth.com/indigo/biofeedback.html
Basic Roadmap to Health
This Nutritarian Diet provides high nutrition while reducing the insulin impact. This is the optimal diet for today’s lifestyle.
Greens: Spinach, kale, collards, arugula, turnip, mustard, swiss chard, ALL GREENS!!
Beans: Black, pinto, cannallini, garbanzo, adzuki, kidney, etc… All beans, peas and lentils!
Fruits: All fruits. Focus on BERRIES and apples. Limit Bananas, pineapple, mangos and other sweet fruits if you want to loose weight or are a diabetic or have candida. Use fruits and stevia as your sweeteners.
Vegetables: All Veggies. Eat a wide variety of veggies, branch out and try new ones. Omit or limit Corn and white potato which are very starchy and more like a grain for special occasions only.
Nuts & Seeds: Almonds, brazil, walnuts, pecans, pine, macadamia, cashews, pistachios etc…All seeds. Sunflower, flax, hemp, pumpkin, chia etc… 1-2 oz per day
Items below the line should be used infrequently for optimal health.
Grains: Quinoa, amaranth and rice in very small amounts for occasional use only.
Sweeteners: Xylitol, dates, honey, maple syrup, Limit sweeteners if you want to loose weight or are a diabetic or have a chronic illness of some kind. Dr Fuhrman recommends getting your sugars from natural fruits only!
Meats: If you feel you must eat meat limited to 1-3 servings per week. Organic chicken, organic turkey, grass fed or organic beef and wild caught fish etc…
Tips: EAT LOTS OF RAW FOODS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH. Buy local whenever possible. Check out the local farmers market and ask questions. Buy as much organic produce as possible. Be aware of genetically modified foods and stay clear. Buy meats from small local farms if you want meat. All factory farmed meat is poison. Eat foods in their season.
Cancer Prevention Foods:
Top Seven Foods for Good Health and Longevity
Worst Seven Foods for Health and Longevity
AVOID: ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS (MILK, CHEESE, AND YOGURT), COMMERCIALLY FARMED MEATS AND FISH. SODAS OF ALL KINDS, COFFEE, ALL FLOUR PRODUCTS AND SUGAR.
Most of this information was compiled from Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr Gabriel Cousens’ books “Eat to Live” “Eat For Health” and “Conscious Eating”
The content of this flyer is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being
Sea salt, which is obtained by evaporating seawater, contains essential minerals and nutrients that are removed from table salt during the refining process. The sodium and chloride content in sea salt and table salt are similar, but sea salt has larger crystals with more flavor than powdered table salt. Minerals contained in sea salt are in their natural ratios, and this helps keep the body’s electrolytes in balance.
Apart from sodium, which is the primary mineral of any salt, pure sea salt retains all essential natural elements from the sea. Sea salt can contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and iodine. Each of these elements is essential for good human health. For instance, calcium is required for bone formation, magnesium is necessary for proper cell and brain function and iodine is essential to the cell metabolism necessary for normal growth.
Pure sea salt contains approximately 80 essential elements and minerals in
their natural ratio that are essential for maintaining a healthy balance of
electrolytes in the body. This balance bolsters transmission of information
between the brain and nerve cells, which influences heart rate, blood pressure
and muscle tension, among other functions. Also, sea salt helps the kidneys get
rid of excess acidity from body fluids while at the same time helping to
regulate blood sugar levels.
Sea Salt information copied from http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-eating-sea-salt-8730.html
Dr. Brownstein author of “Salt Your Way to Health” recommends Redmond Realsalt or Celtic Sea Salt based on his laboratory analysis of various sea salts.
Use sea salt in moderation. Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. Max Gerson both recommend a very high potassium and low sodium diet. Based on Dr. Vickery, Dr. Brownstein and Dr. Lam some people with adrenal issues, chronic fatigue and or fibromyalgia may have a higher need for sodium in their diet that the average person. If you have swelling of any kind, or high blood pressure you should probably get your sodium through your vegetables like celery, carrots and beets and remove added salt from your diet.
The Hidden Culprit Behind Your Age-Related Diseases and Health Problems
Are You Eating Enough Alkaline Foods to Maintain Vital Health?
The chart below provides information that shows the contribution of various food substances to the acidifying of body fluids, and ultimately, to the urine, saliva, and blood. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains foods from both sides of the chart.
Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group.
People vary, but for most, the ideal diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying foods by volume. If you are under a great deal of stress it is even more important for you to follow a high alkaline diet just to keep your system balanced.
Dehydration: A serious problem.
Even if you drink plenty of water you may still be dehydrated. Dr. Tennant states that an acid state impedes the cells ability to absorb water, oxygen and nutrition. So if you can not stay hydrated then you may acidic.
This list of 13 symptoms will inspire you to go get a glass of water, and then another, and another...
After each symptom we will show how lack of fluid affects the issue.
Symptoms of Mild Dehydration:
· Fatigue and weakness
· Dry mucous membranes in nose, mouth, or throat
· Nosebleeds (especially in dry interior air during winter)
· Dark, concentrated, strong-smelling urine in small quantities
· Irritability or unusual irrational behavior
· Weak, irregular pulse
· Low blood pressure
· Shallow, rapid breathing
· Constipation or cramps
Common Conditions Linked to Dehydration:
· Digestive Problems
· Burning Itching Skin
· Lack of Energy
· Water Retention Problems
· Muscle Soreness
· Difficulty Losing Weight
· Excess Body Fat
· Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
· Persistent Constipation
· High Blood Pressure
· Poor Muscle Tone and Size
· Kidney and Bladder Problems
· Anxiety and Depression
· Trouble Focusing or Concentrating
· Short-Term Memory Loss
· Headaches (Including Migraines)
Here are a few other potential consequences of dehydration:
If you only drink water when you are thirsty, you probably aren't
drinking enough. That’s because our
Drink half you body weight in ounces every day of clean water. So if you
weigh 150 ponds you should
Candida Yeast overgrowth of the naturally occurring Candida, and the upset biochemistry this brings may be a contributing factor with ADD/ADHD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight gain/loss problems, mood and memory problems and many other health issues.
We all have Candida Yeast in our bodies.
Instead of focusing
on one specific pathogen such as Candida let’s look at the body as a
whole organism just for a moment. Based on Dr Jerry Tennant’s work all
living organisms have trillions of microorganisms that lay dormant in
the body if we maintain the proper cellular pH level. If the
cellular pH decreased even a small amount these sleeping pathogens wake
up and start to feed on our cells. They also start producing their own
metabolic waste which makes the cellular environment even more acidic
which wakes up more microorganisms. These microorganisms can morph into
all different types of pathogens based on Gary Tunsky’s findings.
It is when our bodies lose their proper immune protection, or the intestinal pH is altered unfavorably, that the organism can change from the yeast form to the fungal form. When this happens, the now-parasitic fungal form penetrates the gastrointestinal mucosa and breaks down the boundary between the intestinal tract and the rest of the circulation in our bodies. This allows partially digested dietary proteins to travel into the bloodstream, where they exert a powerful antigenic (antibody-stimulation) assault on the immune system. Undigested proteins in the blood stream can cause auto immune problems of all sorts.
Let's examine some of the most common characteristics of Candida Yeast Overgrowth, you will notice the similarities to ADD/ADHD symptoms immediately:
1.) Cravings for grains
(simple carbohydrates), dairy and SUGAR.
Excessive antibiotic use can create symptoms that can manifest slowly such as focusing problems or hyperactivity in children. Spaciness, concentration problems, memory issues, anger, fatigue, muscle aches and pain, the list goes on in adults. So of these behaviors can mimic ADD/ADHD, deceiving parents, teachers, and even Medical Doctors, often leading to the unwarranted use of potent medications, with side effects that exacerbate the problem. If a Candida Yeast Overgrowth is contributing to your ADD/ADHD problem, ADD/ADHD prescription medications may well relieve the symptoms, but will do nothing to impact the underlying problem.
A child isn't always hyper-active, but may be hyper-excitable.
When a child is hyperexcitable, they can hyper-focus on activities such as video/computer games for a long time. At other times, they may escalate into a frenzy of activity and excitement, experiencing great difficulty trying to "de-escalate", or calm down. This ADD/ADHD'er could be exhibiting symptoms of a magnesium deficiency as well, which often accompanies Candida Yeast Overgrowth.
Optional Candida Diet
The Phase One Diet for Candida on the next page is an optional Candida diet that allows for animal protein consumption. It is a mistake to think that a person can eat a low carbohydrate diet that is high in meat and get rid of fungal, bacterial and or viral infections. Meat leaves an acid ash residue in the body after it is digested, processed and assimilated. If you do eat meat you must balance the offset of your pH with plenty of fresh raw vegetables or vegetable juices. Even this may not work for some people. That is why I prefer Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Diet over other Candida diets. So keep that in mind when following Doug Kauffman’s diet and other Candida diets.
Notes: (My view) Dr. Fuhrman’s diet is high in micronutrients, low in starch, has minimal insulin impact, high alkaline, hypoallergenic, gluten free, and is low fat. This is the perfect diet for the modern era including everything from heat disease, diabetes, cancer, Candida etc… The starch in Dr. Fuhrman’s diet comes from root vegetables, oatmeal and beans. Beans offer a high protein, high fiber and nutrient dense food that also helps stabilize the blood sugar. The action of the intestinal flora on beans in the intestines creates an acid that actually stabilizes blood sugar as long as twenty-four hours after their consumption. Making beans a more ideal protein source for Candida sufferers that meat. However you must adjust your fruit consumption on Dr. Fuhrman’s diet to include these fruits only while you are dealing with fungal issues. Only eat berries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apples, avocado, fresh coconut, kiwi and cherries.
Phase One Diet for Candida
This is based on Doug Kaufmann's Information from "The Fungal Link" book. Please see his website below for more information. For fungal, yeast or candida issues follow this phase for 14-30 days and repeat as necessary. Then follow phase two.
EGGS: organic or free range eggs only
FRUIT: berries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apples, avocado, fresh coconut, kiwi, cherries
MEATS: organic, free range or wild caught fish, poultry and beef.
NOTE: If you are doing the diet vegetarian then increase your beans, greens, nuts, seeds and add a small amount of quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. Remember to keep everything in moderation too much of these foods can feed candida.
VEGETABLES: Most fresh, unblemished vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice NO CORN OR POTATOES
BEVERAGES: bottled or filtered water, non-fruity herbal teas, stevia sweetened fresh lemonade or limeade, freshly squeezed carrot juice (see below)
VINEGAR: apple cider vinegar
OILS: olive, grape, flax seed, cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil
NUTS: raw nuts, including pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, flax, chia, and pumpkin seeds. Soak nuts before consuming. Stored nuts tend to gather mold, so be careful!
SWEETENERS: Stevia, Stevia Plus, birch tree extracted Xylitol
DAIRY: Organic Butter
Phase 2 diet includes Phase 1 plus legumes, some grain products such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and sweet potatoes.
Never eat wheat and corn and their related products!!! All are tainted with mycotoxins, via processing and storage. See below. Alcohol and mushrooms are also excluded in this diet.
"Aflatoxin B1 is the most potent liver cancer-forming chemical known. It is a product of a mold called Aspergillus flavus, which is found in food that has been stored in a hot and humid environment. This mold is found in such foods as peanuts, rice, soybeans, corn, and wheat. Aflatoxin B1 has been implicated in the development of liver cancer in Southern China and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is thought to cause cancer by producing mutations in the p53 gene. These mutations work by interfering with the gene's important tumor suppressing functions."
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri
Anti-Candida Healthful Tips
· Follow the diet on the front of this page and check out the websites on the bottom for recipe Ideas and more information from Doug Kauffman
· Include plenty of alkaline forming vegetables. If you do not keep your pH level sufficiently raised you will create an environment that is beneficial for harmful candida (yeast) and bacteria. For an extra nutrition and pH boost consider adding a green superfood powder to your daily regimen. These powders can seem pricey but they are worth the money considering the exceptional nutritional support they give.
· Drink plenty of water. Water cleanses the body and helps the kidneys remove toxins that yeast and bacteria create and feed on.
· Do deep breathing exercises every day. Yeast and bacteria love a low oxygen environment. Remember to relax and breath deeply into your lower abdomen. Cell Food or DMG N,N-Dimethylglycine can also help with oxygen support and utilization.
· Take a high powered probiotic with as many beneficial strains of bacteria that you can find. You may have to start slow and gradually increase to avoid detox symptoms.
· For severe detox symptoms some people find relief in taking extra powdered fiber, activated charcoal, or bentonite clay, to help absorb toxins. Magnesium can help with pain and also assists the body in many enzymatic processes. Epsom salt bath can help with pain and inflammation.
· Candida organisms release many toxins that are harmful to your organs so support your liver with milk thistle or a liver support blend to aid in detoxification and support your kidneys with a tea or herbal blend to protect these
vital elimination pathways.
· If you need more candida killing support then consider Yeast Away, Candidase, Candistroy, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oregano Oil, Candida Formula #1 & #2, Garlic etc...
Adrenal Support Product Information
The adrenal glands produce hormones that support the biochemical and physiological mechanisms for dealing with mental and physical stress, and also secrete chemicals involved in nutrient metabolism and energy production. Chronic anxiety, nervous tension and other types of stress may lead to an excess production of cortisol, a hormone involved in stress response. Excess intake of stimulants such as caffeine and sugar can exacerbate stress and lead to adrenal “fatigue”. The constant stimulation of the adrenal glands may eventually result in an abnormal stress response, low energy and poor immune function. Our Adrenal Support formula is a synergistic combination of nutraceuticals designed to support healthy adrenal function.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Adrenal Fatigue drlam.com
Adrenal fatigue is complicated and not an easy problem to correct. It may take one to two years to cure. Many times there are underlying health problems that are causing adrenal fatigue. In this case you need to find out what the cause is. It could be an ongoing infection or inflammation. It can be candida overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, or any of a number of health problems that cause ongoing stress to the adrenals. The underlying cause needs to be addressed as well.
Supplements That Help Adrenal Fatigue
· Vitamin C (2,000-6,000 mg/day sustained release) -- best taken with bioflavonoids.
· Vitamin E w/mixed tocopherols (800 IU/day)
· Vitamin B100 Complex
· Pantothenic Acid B5 (1200-1500 mg/day)
· Magnesium Citrate (400-1200 mg) -- I like this best in the powdered form such as in Natural Calm. This form of magnesium makes sure it is absorbed. Start with small amounts and work up slowley.
· Liquid Trace Minerals -- they have a calming effect
· Adrenal Glandular -- or desiccated adrenal gland is extremely important in the initial phases of adrenal repair since it provides raw materials to support adrenal function. It also contains some important adrenal hormones.
Herbs That Help Adrenal
· Rhodiola Rosea -- It enhances memory and concentration. It has been shown to reduce stress-induced fatigue and improve mental performance.
· Ashwagandha -- It has been shown to have a sedating effect on the body and helps to rebuild the digestive and nervous system.
· Eleuthero Root or Siberian Ginseng -- It has been used traditionally to stimulate and nourish the adrenal glands and increases mental alertness. Eleuthero is considered an "adaptogen" which means it can help the body adapt to stress.
· Cordyceps -- This is a Chinese mushroom used for supporting the adrenal gland and can also normalize immune function and support kidney, lung, liver, nervous system and cardiovascular function.
Hormones That Help Adrenal Fatigue
As for hormones, it is a good idea to be tested and find out what your hormone levels are before supplementing them. This way you'll know exactly what hormones are deficient. The three hormones below are most often supplemented when dealing with adrenal fatigue.
· DHEA - This is a basic adrenal hormone that the adrenals will convert into other hormones. If someone is very deficient in this hormone they may only be able to tolerate a small amount such as 5 mg. The average adult dose ranges between 10 and 25 mg. DHEA will also go on to become sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.
· Pregnenolone - This is a precursor to many of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. It is a raw material that supports basic adrenal function. Pregnenolone is best taken towards the evening but may be taken earlier if it interferes with sleep. The usual dose is 50 mg.
· Progesterone Cream - Progesterone is the building block for many other major hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. If you are under a lot of stress and your adrenals are pumping out cortisol, your body will use available progesterone. If too much progesterone is used to produce cortisol, like with adrenal fatigue, not enough is produced to make testosterone which is needed for a woman’s healthy libido. I recommend progesterone in the form of a skin cream. Always make sure that it says progesterone USP so you know it's real progesterone.
Life Style Changes That Help Adrenal Fatigue
· Removal of the stressors. This is the most important step. Emotional stressors such as marital, family, relationship or financial problems needs to be dealt with and normalized.
· Rest and sleep are extremely important. You will need nine hours of sleep and maybe more for a very long time. Also rest after meals, at midmorning and mid-afternoon if possible.
· Gentle walking is beneficial but vigorous exercise depletes the adrenals. Deep breathing and stretching is also beneficial. You should exercise to relax rather than to build muscles or lose weight.
· Replace toxic cleaning products used around the house with natural products. There are natural alternatives available for cleaning. Hair dyes, shampoos, makeup and skin care products need to be replaced with natural versions. Adrenals are stressed by chemicals and so this is very important.
· Detoxification sauna therapy using an infrared sauna will greatly speed up recovery. If you are in adrenal burnout, use the sauna daily for no more than 30 minutes. Once or twice a week is excellent for prevention.
Adrenal Fatigue Diet
It may benefit you to add salt to your diet, especially upon rising and at least a half-hour before you have the lowest energy of the day. Take 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoonful of sea salt, Celtic salt or sea salt w/kelp powder, in an 8 oz glass of water.
Below is a great article explaining the need for salt in adrenal fatigue. Don't let the title throw you off as you will see the connection to CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) as well.
When the adrenal glands are fatigued they do not produce enough aldosterone. Aldosterone regulates the amount of sodium and potassium in the body. When aldosterone becomes deficient not enough salt is retained in the body. If you have been craving salt, this is probably the reason. There is a discussion about aldosterone in the link above. You'll have to scroll down to find it -- or read the whole article as there is a lot of good information here.
My favorite Alkalizing Miracle Soup
to prepare, Serves 4-6. This is a wonderful alkalizing soup because of the
cucumbers and greens. Serve warn with a fresh tortilla for dipping.
1 cup Water or Vegetable Stock (Pacific Foods of Oregon brand is yeast free)
2 Cucumbers, unwaxed
1 cup fresh raw Spinach
2 Green Onions
1 clove Garlic
1/3 Red Bell Pepper
Juice to taste
Bragg Liquid Aminos , Use Coconut Aminos if avoiding soy products.
Sea Salt to taste,
Curry Seasoning or turmeric 1 tsp.
In a Vita-Mix or blender, add the avocado and half of the water or stock, and puree, then add the rest of the ingredients one at a time, blending to desired thickness and thinning with the remaining water if desired. Add Bragg Aminos or Real Salt to taste, and flavor with spices and lime juice to your desire. You might add a couple of minced sun-dried tomatoes too. Experiment! Also this soup is good while on the cleanse phase of Dr. Young's Complete Program and Diet.
Warming options: This soup can be served warm or cold. If blending in a Vita-Mix, the longer you blend, the warmer the soup will get. If you do not have a Vita-Mix, you can carefully warm the soup (not cook it) in an electric or stove-top skillet on low heat. Only warm the soup until you can hold your finger in it without having to pull it out. This will keep the food at about 118 degrees which will keep the food raw, but warm. Serve with mint leaves on top. Enjoy
Dr. Furman Oatmeal- Bowl of organic old fashioned or steel cut oats, 1/8 cup nuts or seeds, 1/8 cup ground flax seeds, 1T flax or hemp seed oil, ½ cup blue berries, 2 oz pomegranate juice.
Green Smoothie: 1 cup almond milk or water, 1 cup berries, 1-T flax oil, 1-T flax meal, handful of spinach. Blend and drink.
Green Smoothie II: 1 cup almond milk or water, ½ apple, ¾ cup berries, large handful spinach. Blend and drink.
Fruit Smoothie: If you can tolerate the sugar. Fresh squeezed orange juice blended with a banana and strawberries or blueberries.
Fresh vegetable juice any combo: Carrot, beet, celery, cabbage, cucumber, parsley, kale, lettuce, radish, swiss chard, apple, broccoli etc…
Fresh nuts and raisins cereal: Soak a nut mixture over night then drain off water and rinse then add honey, cinnamon, and almond milk for a hearty healthy cereal.
Fresh salads with any veggies desired, Drain and rinse canned beans and put on salad. Sprinkle with nuts or seeds if desired. Slice avocado on top. Top with a healthy salad dressing of your choice. Veganaise is egg free and healthy grapeseed oil mayonnaise available at The Maple Leaf.
Honey Mustard: 1 cup Veganaise, 2T Honey, 2T mustard, 1/2tsp horseradish.
Ranch: 1cup Veganaise, ½-1tsp garlic powder, ½-1tsp onion powder, pinch salt, 1tsp lemon juice, pinch of dill, pinch of parsley, 2T almond milk. You can also add avocado to make Avocado Ranch.
Creamy Italian: Mix 1cup Veganaise, 1cup health Italian dressing.
Horseradish Dressing: 1cup Veganaise, 1-2T horse radish, 1-2tsp lemon juice or ACV, black pepper, 1tsp mustard. This is great on steamed asparagus too.
Veganaise is a vegetarian mayonnaise that is high in fat. Dr. Furhman recommends blending your sour component of your salad dressing, like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, with your favorite nut, seed or avocado with a fresh or dried fruit as the sweetener and then add your spices to make your own salad dressing. He feels this is the best way to get your fats from whole foods and says it enhances your absorption of the phyto-nutrients in your salads.
Or simply squeeze lemon or lime juice and olive oil over your salad and sprinkle with fresh herbs, basil, dill, rosemary etc…
Supper Ideas: Greens of any choice, baked sweet potato, baked butternut squash or acorn squash, veggie garden burgers, steamed veggies any blend, beans (any), brown rice occasionally. Get “Simple Weekly Meal Plans” recipe book for more great healthy recipes, available at The Maple Leaf. Other recipe books are any by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Rhonda Malkamus at hacres.com
diaphragmatic breathing can be practiced lying down or sitting in a chair. The
practice methods are similar. The method of practice while sitting in a chair
will be described. Inhale and exhale gently, smoothly and continuously through
your nose. Sit comfortably, with your knees bent and your shoulders, head and
neck relaxed. Place one hand on your upper chest and the other just below your
rib cage. This will allow you to feel your diaphragm move as you breathe. As you
inhale, the hand on your chest must move as little as possible, while the hand
on your abdomen must move outwards, as you exhale the hand on your abdomen moves
inward which you can help by slightly and gently pulling your abdominal muscle
inward. Once again, the hand on your chest moves as little as possible. At
first, you'll probably get tired while doing this exercise because an increased
effort will be needed to use the diaphragm correctly. Keep at it, because with
continued practice, diaphragmatic breathing will become easy and automatic.
Practice this exercise 5-10 minutes a few times a day.
The content of this flyer is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being