Soak your nuts

My Mother Says that it is important to soak your nuts. Why? Because soaking helps to get rid of phytic acid . By soaking you make digestion of nuts easier meanwhile improving absorption of vitamins and other nutrients in the nuts. Adding a little salt while soaking will help neutralize the enzymes. Number of hours nuts must be soaked:  Walnuts: 8 hrs  Almonds: 12 hrs  Pecans: … Continue reading Soak your nuts

Clear mucus from your lungs

Our body’s final defense wall is our immune system, which protects us from viruses and diseases, and prevents the attacks of numerous microorganisms that enter the body via food. The immune system consists of tissues and organs work together to fight foreign bodies. Lungs are also important since their primary function is to inhale and store oxygen, and to exhale carbon dioxide through the nose. … Continue reading Clear mucus from your lungs

Vaccines… inform yourself

My Mother Says that there is a huge amount of information out there which questions whether we should be giving vaccines to our children. There is plenty of material to sift through on this topic. My Mother Says that before you make the decision… to vaccinate or to not vaccinate… you simply must inform yourself. Here are 21 questions to ask about vaccines Question #1) … Continue reading Vaccines… inform yourself

Sauerkraut – why it’s so great!

Sauerkraut is a fermented food. Fermentation is the metabolic process of converting carbohydrates, like sugars, into either alcohols and carbon dioxide, or organic acids.  It requires the presence of a carbohydrate source (like milk or vegetables, which contain sugar molecules) plus yeast, bacteria or both. The yeast and bacteria microorganisms are responsible for converting glucose (sugar) into healthy bacteria strains that populate your gut environment and … Continue reading Sauerkraut – why it’s so great!

Skin brushing 

The skin is your body’s largest organ. One third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin. Use a non synthetic bristle brush. Begin brushing by starting at your feet and moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart. Benefits  1. You’ll exfoliate … Continue reading Skin brushing 

Is there flouride in your bottled water ? 

Flouride is dangerous. Why? Because it compromises your nervous system. It is an endocrine disruptor that can effect your bones, brian and blood sugar levels.  Why is Flouride in your water dangerous? Because the fluoride added to most water supplies is not the naturally occurring variety but rather fluorosilicic acid, which is captured in air pollution control devices of the phosphate fertilizer industry…  Below is … Continue reading Is there flouride in your bottled water ? 

Quick fix for acidic body

Keeping up an alkaline diet is a well cited route to health. Acidity is harmful because for a host of reasons. Excess amounts of acid depletes oxygen which your cells require for a proper functioning. Note the quote from Noble prize Winner Dr. Otto H Warburg, who is well known for his studies in Cancer… “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer … Continue reading Quick fix for acidic body

Apple Cider Vinegar for leaky gut-

Our gut is home to approximately 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms. Hippocrates said “All disease begins in the gut“. And we’re only starting to begin to understand the importance of the gut flora’s role in health and disease. Gut flora corresponds to over 75% of our immune system. You can read up more about What is a leaky gut? The gut barrier is essentially your gatekeeper to decide what … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar for leaky gut-

The Power of Baking Soda

My Mother Says that Baking Soda is much more powerful than we realise! Baking Soda is best known for its use in the kitchen but it’s more than a cooking agent. Baking Soda is also a great (non-toxic) cleaning agent. And more interestingly, Baking Soda also does wonders for your health in restoring your body’s PH balance. Did you know that baking soda has been … Continue reading The Power of Baking Soda

Are you eating cloned cows?

Do you remember Dolly? Dolly the sheep made the headlines in 1996 as the first cloned mammal. So what has happened since then? The European Union forbids cloning in animal husbandry practices. However cloned animals are permitted in the food chain in the US. And there’s no labelling requirement for animals which are cloned, or for their offspring. So how does one avoid offspring from … Continue reading Are you eating cloned cows?