Juicing and Raw Foods

November 30, 2011

Listen in as Dave tells his story of how he came from the brink of death to heal himself of several diseases including colon cancer, type II diabetes, kidney disease, with the consumption of raw foods. Not to mention his amazing weight loss of 178 pounds over the last 16 months, and he’s not stopping there. He is going to go ALL the way with his health, and wants YOU too as well. This guy is a TRUE SUPERHERO!!

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October 24, 2011
Function of Food Enzymes

Raw foods provide the body with live enzymes which are protein molecules that play a role digesting food, building protein cells in the bones and skin, aiding in detoxification and weight loss.

Enzymes in raw foods are destroyed by heat:

Most raw food is very perishable so when raw foods are exposed to temperatures above 118 degrees, they start to break down.  Enzymes help us digest our food.

Cooking destroys food enzymesOnce enzymes are exposed to heat, they are no longer able to provide the function for which they were designed. Cooked foods contribute to chronic illness, because their enzyme content is damaged and thus requires us to make our own enzymes to process the food. The digestion of cooked food uses valuable metabolic enzymes in order to help digest your food. Digestion of cooked food demands much more energy than the digestion of raw food. In general, raw food is so much more easily digested that it passes through the digestive tract in 1/2 to 1/3 of the time it takes for cooked food.

Eating enzyme-dead food also places a burden on various organs, which eventually exhausts them. Many people gradually impair their pancreas and progressively lose the ability to digest their food after a lifetime of ingesting processed foods.  Symptoms of digestive enzymes depletion are bloating, belching, gas, bowel disorders, abdominal cramping, heartburn and food allergies.

Food that will help heal the Pancreas:

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Red Grapes
  • Red Reishi Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Tofu
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yogurt
  • Tomato Soup

Raw foods and digestive enzymes:

Enzymes are needed for the digestive system to work. They are necessary to break down food particles so they can be utilized for energy. The human body produces about 22 different digestive enzymes which are capable of digesting carbohydrates, protein and fats.

Sprouted seeds

Sprouted foods and enzymes:

While all raw foods contain enzymes, the most powerful enzyme-rich food is sprouted seeds, grains, and legumes. Sprouting increases the enzyme content in these foods enormously.

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October 24, 2011
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead | A Joe Cross Film (2010)

Watch for free on HULU   (as of this posting)

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead Review:

I’ve watched this film and I’d have to say it is one of the best illustrations of how and why juicing and raw foods can bring you back into a healthy status. The film uses real life examples of how converting to a raw food diet can bring your weight down fast and save your life. I myself only make juicing and raw foods about 40-60% of my diet, which is just enough for me to get healthy again. We are all so used to believing the typical American diet is OK that we don’t really question it.  While much of that food should be enjoyed (in my opinion), you should also include enough juicing and raw food to stay healthy and fit.  Getting old doesn’t have to include disease and weight gain.

If you are serious about getting healthy then this is the only film you need to watch and currently you can find it for free on Hulu.com or at a low cost on Youtube movies or Netflix.

written by: Richard Green

Synopsis:

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead - Joe Cross100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead - Joe CrossWhile talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves. Written by Jamin Mendelsohn

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October 22, 2011
Why Juicing Cleanses the Body

There is hardly any digestive work needed to process raw, enzymatically active liquid. Juices get into your system quickly thus super charging you with nutrients. People who have switched to whole foods have always known to be the key behind keeping our bodies free of cancer, digestive problems, and other degenerative illnesses.

Liver cleansing:

Most importantly, juicing cleans the liver. The number one job of the liver is to …cleanse the blood! Every drop of your nine pints of blood runs constantly through the liver, removing toxins and metabolic waste every second of every day of your life. Since crushed vegetable juice goes quickly into the blood stream, it goes quickly into the liver as well.Improving liver function seems to affect everything, from mental clarity and focus, to emotions, to sleep, to how stress is handled, our digestion, our skin, even how we perceive and deal with relationships. Liver detoxification is so important, and nothing comes close to it like the juice of raw vegetables.

Juice Responsibly:

While Juicing is great for cleaning the system, you also want to avoid over juicing. If you juice fast too much then your body will have a hard time adapting to eating solid foods again. Over dosing on some juices can also cause issues so you need to juice fast in moderation.

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