Keep Lemons in your Medicine Cabinet!
We all know of the virtues of lemons – we use it in hot water and sip it to get over a cold, as a refreshing drink on a beautiful summer day; I know it is a great immune system booster and I add it to my daily skin care regiment as mentioned in previous blogs called Facial Pampering and Skin Care. I also use lemons to clean my house and as a room freshener. Lemons are great but this news from an acquaintance in Europe really caught my attention and I find it important to pass it on to all who want to take on true responsiblity for their own health and avoid industrial and commercial junk we have bombarded with for so long .
Before I go on with the unexpected powerful health benefits of lemons, I would like to start by giving you some tips used in many european restaurants. Once I heard about this, I immediately pulled my lemons from the crisper drawer and placed them in the freezer…..
They put their (of course washed) lemons into the freezer before using them. Once frozen solid, they grate the entire lemon, peel and all, leaving them with no mess and juice splatter to clean up and nothing to discard – no waste! You can conveniently sprinkle the frozen lemon over salads, soups, ice cream, juices, fish, reis, sushi – gosh – the list is endless! Every dish you create will gain a delightful taste effortlessly. Goes without saying, I use lemons in my daily juice, depending on the recipe I am using for the day.
By doing this you will not only use the entire fruit nor give meals and drinks that nice twist, but the greatest advantage by doing this is that you will increase your Vitamin C intake 5-10 times since the highest concentration of the Vitamin is in the peel – which we usually throw away. By using this process you will not only obviously absorb more of the Vitamin but you also receive an added benefit -tata! – the peel also breaks down toxic elements in your body.
Now to the news which surprised me two-folds.
Lemons are 10.000 stronger than Chemotherapy. This statement comes from one of the largest pharmaceutical producers of the world, after conducting more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970. They state, a lemon extract therapy destroyed cancerous cells in 12 types of cancer, including Breast, Prostate and Lung cancer. I am stunned that these results were made public, the pharmaceutical industry isn’t known for being forthcoming with such inexpensive ways of keeping cancer at bay, it doesn’t feed their ultra expensive agendas. Does anyone remember what happened when it was documented that Bitter Almonds are the ultimate butt-kickers in the cancer field? Bitter Almonds have now have to be pasteurized before being sold and it is illegal to plant a Bitter Almond tree in your back yard – all for our own benefit of course…..so yes, this information did stun me. The article states, that the lemon is proven 10.000 more effective than a medicine by the name of Adriamycin which is used world-wide to slow the growth of cancer cells. It also says, that the lemon extract therapy does not attack any of the healthy cells, only the cancerous ones. Lemons also fights bacterial infections, various fungus and parasites. It also has other qualities, it regulates high blood pressure, is an anti-depressant and eases stress.
The Lemon – a magical key to living longer and healthier, would you have known???
Many of us have taken on one New Year Resolution, maybe two, which the goal in mind to improve ourselves. Stop smoking, eating healthier, more exercise. Last year mine was to eat better, although I never really had an unhealthy diet to begin with. This year I want to expand on that, after all, there is always room for improvement, right?
Last year I replaced one solid meal with a liquid one. I dug out my juicer and reread an old book I had brought with me from Germany many years ago which listed the benefit of every fruit and vegetable and ailments it could cure once juiced. This has nothing to do with juice fasting for weight loss nor for detoxing, this had to do with a lifestyle change, although the results do include eliminating toxins and slimming down.
Why juice all my produce? I could steam or make stir-frys, that’s healthy, right? Well, most of the enzymes, vitamins and nutrients break down when heated and are destroyed entirely by 54 celsius. The result is, that these foods once consumed, settle and cause blockages in the body which again, result in arthritis, hemorrhoids, gallbladder and kidney problems just to list a few. Also, foods containing calcium must be organic, not added, refined or enhanced. Once an organic food containing calcium has been heated, enhanced or whatever, it will automatically change into inorganic molecules and these do not deliver any sort of assistance our body needs to regenerate.
From my experience over the last year I have noticed a significant decrease in my headaches, I have suffered from those several times per months for as long I can remember, even though I was drinking plenty of water. Headaches are not only caused by not having enough water in your system but includes a deficit in nutrients as found in carrots and in spinach. Actually, a headache is only one of 200 symptoms when our bodies has been overloaded with toxins. Any headache should be an alarm to you to cleanse your body thoroughly and to balance the blood.
My basic go-to juice is a combination of carrots/red beets/apples or carrots/apples/cucumber, they cover the most of what my body needs; however, for this new year I will expand into other combo additions such as Brussel sprout, sellerie or dandelion.
The red beet, as an example, is valuable for producing red blood cells, which raises our all around well-being. A mix of 1/2 quart of carrot/red beet per day is especially recommended for women. When juicing the red beet, you can use all of it,personally, I don’t bother to peel it – I juice the stalk and leaves as well. Just remember to wash all of your produce. When starting with red beets, I recommend smaller amounts to begin with, since it has a high cleansing effect on the liver and may cause dizziness. Mixed with carrots the juice supplies phosphor, sulfur along with kalium and other alkyne elements. Together with its high content of Vitamin A it is the ideal mix for creating great blood cells.
Carrots balances all body functions and is one of the best sources of Vitamin A, plenty of vitamin B, C, D, G and K. As a juice the body can absorb vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and nutrients much faster and use were needed. Carrot juice is good for digestive purposes, strengthens bones and teeth, not to mention eye health. It also is a natural opponent for ulcers and it strengthens our resistance towards infections. It protects the nervous system and is by far one of the best sort of food your body can receive.
The list could go on and on. Nature has everything we need to combat illnesses and each fruit or vegetable has its own unique gift. Sellerie juice is wonderful for all who have consumed a lot of sugars, starches and carbs – all of our worst foods in today’s society. It never was nature’s’ intention to convert these “foods” into nourishment for our cells and tissues. The results of that can be easily seen today. Sellerie is rich in healthy (organic) nitrates, which our body needs to keep cells hydrated. It also has a key function to prevent the blood and lymphoid liquids becoming too thick. Not to forget, that it plays an important role eliminating all carbon dioxide from our body. A deficiency of organic nitrate results in bronchial and lung problems, which is enhanced by those who smoke. It will also result in premature aging. Sellerie juice can have phenomenal results with our nervous system as well.
Nearly anything can be juiced, with the exception of avocado, bananas, kiwis and anything with that sort of texture. You can juice kale, lettuce, radishes, potatoes, herbs, bell peppers, mustard leaves, squash, brussel sprouts and many more. Other than buying quality produce, washing them well, I don’t bother with peeling, cutting off stems, stalks or leaves, nor do I cut out the apple core. I juice it all.
For this year I want to increase my liquid diet from 32 oz per day to 48/52 oz and with the exception of eggs for protein, I will only eat pure foods and those should be in raw form as much as possible. Looking back to last year, the benefits I have enjoyed, I am really excited to make my switch over to liquid foods as much as I can. From spiritual perspective it is believed, that humans will go from meat eaters to vegetarian, from vegetarian to vegan and from vegan over to liquid nourishment. Once we make our transition from carbon based beings to crystalline beings we will take another step from liquid foods to drinking in light. Just think how many people you know in your surroundings who have already decided to go vegetarian or vegan – perhaps there is something to this theory, don’t you think?
Happy 2013 to all!
The old year surely has brought us many challenges and obstacles. We have been witnessing the cracking of our various social structures, many of uprisings and breaking away of old thought patterns.
Many of us have chosen to reevaluate our purpose in life, which meant dealing with resolving reoccurring issues in our lives and blockages we have within ourselves. It has meant diving into the depths, viewing absolutely everything we have tried so hard to ignore, forget, bury and feared. There is a lot of muck to wade through. Going through this process myself, I can say, it hasn’t been easy nor pretty but necessary for bringing in the balance.
Many of us wish to cast off the false matrix our world has been trapped in and reconnect with the Divine Plan. Gaia too, has been hard at work at making her transition into the next level. She is eager for us to understand her not only as a planet but a personality and her own consciousness. A global awakening is now taking hold and we should welcome these tumultuous times that come with it, instead of giving into fear. Fear will keep us locked in the matrix and not allow us to develop our own spiritual consciousness. However, we also need to stay sceptical and continue looking behind the curtains, question everything. A lot of what has been sold to us as being beneficial to Mother Earth or the Global Community is in fact more about restricting and keeping us within the Matrix – it just has a pleasant sounding name to a negative agenda. Much of the “New Age” stuff actually is intentional disinformation to keep us confused and unsure.
Going over my article I realized how much I got off topic. I started out wanting to talk about New Year Resolutions and foods, but I will not rewrite, I am sure there is a purpose why I drifted onto this subject. Blessed be and a grand 2013!