Archive for September, 2013

Cleansing Your Kidneys the Beetroot Way


Why Cleanse the Kidneys?
These two bean-shaped organs in the middle of your back, one on each side, are responsible for balancing the pH of the blood and for flushing out waste and toxins. Build-up of mineral deposits from an overload of bad cholesterol and sloppy eating habits can result in painful kidney stones and a malfunctioning system.

Why Cleanse Using Beetroot Juice?
Beetroot juice is not only a superb antioxidant food, it is also high in nitrate, which converts to nitric oxide in the blood, a powerful compound to detox and nurture the kidneys. It has also proven to dissolve kidney stones, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels and aid pregnant mothers with its high count of folic acid. Athletes have recently set the pace in using beetroot juice before a performance, as it has an excellent ability to raise stamina levels and increase the blood’s ability to carry oxygen by up to 400 per cent.

Dr. Sandor (Alexander) Ferencz, is recognised for his pioneering work of using beetroot juice as a cancer therapy. A tradition used by Hippocrates. The 14 amino acids and high mineral count in beetroot, especially the main five of: betanidine, allantoine, farnesol, vitamins C and P, have not only shown the ability to improve a mutated cells respiration, but also supply a good source of minerals to the deficient cell, which can then begin to normalise its mutated status.

Overall, beetroot is an all-round healer for the organs of the body. The liver, gallbladder, colon, intestines and bladder will all benefit from this cleanse.

Is There Any Reason Why Not to Cleanse the Kidneys With Beetroot?
If you have kidney disease or you are worried about your kidneys, then you will need to consult with your doctor before doing any cleanse.

Side effects may include – discolouration of urine and stools, stomach upset and slight dizziness. Do not drink beetroot in large volumes, as it can be very powerful on the system, especially when taken in the morning on an empty stomach.

Beetroot also contains oxalic acid. This activates phagocytes in the blood to break down bacterium, including parasites and mutated cells, but when oxalic acid and calcium combine, they can crystallise into further stones, so please avoid consuming foods high in calcium during the cleanse.

Do It Yourself
Take four medium, organic beetroots, clean them with a vegetable brush and top and tail them. Bring them to boil in a covered saucepan with 1.5-2litres of water and then simmer for one hour. Allow to cool. Leave the lid on the saucepan and keep them at room temperature. Over the next three days, eat at least a beetroot and drink 2/3 small glasses of the juice that is in the pan throughout the day. Discard any remaining juice after three days and repeat the process should you choose to do so. Please note: You can store it in the refrigerator, but you will need to allow each glass of liquid to reach room temperature before consuming.

Go Frozen
If time is of the essence, then Live Wheatgrass can deliver their frozen beetroot throughout the EU and the USA. This comes already packaged in a 2oz pot, which can be thawed by standing it in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.

Some people balk at the idea that frozen food contains the same goodness as fresh. In truth, the freezing of a freshly picked fruit or vegetable actually breaks the outer wall. When you thaw it, the wall opens in the defrosting process, making it more absorbent and potent to a cell than its fresher version.

Go Capsules
If you are on the move and ease is your aim, then you can take beetroot in capsule form. Healthy Atom’s, Active Beetroot, is high in gentle organic iron, dietary nitrate, antioxidants (including anthocyanadins), folic acid, vitamins, minerals and all the other nutrients discussed in this article.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this article is for informational purposes only, and should not be used to replace professional medical advice. Visitors reading the info are responsible for how they chose to utilize this content. We advise you to speak to your health practitioner before embarking on any programme.

This information should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on in diagnosing or treating a medical condition. Content on this article does not contain information on all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment.

Natural Cleansing of Parasites in the Intestines and Colon

pumpkin seeds

Evidence of human parasites has been found in remains from as far back as 7,500yrs in Peru. In fact, Peru has a history of treating patients in hospitals using pumpkin seeds and a live yoghurt mix. They have found that prescribing this once or several times during a patients stay, can eliminate serious parasitic infections.

It is estimated that 75% of the world population is suffering from parasites in the intestines, most are unaware. Once infected, the organism lays eggs and it is this that can cause the never-ending cycle of treatment in catching them at the hatching point before they too lay their eggs.

Tapeworm is possibly the most difficult to eliminate. It can grow up to a staggering 50 feet long and live for 20yrs inside a host. They hook onto the side of the wall and the host may suffer from abdominal swelling and have blood in the stools.

Aches in the joints and muscles
Allergies – environmental and food sensitivities
Bad breath
Blood in the stools
Chronic fatigue or joint weakness
Cravings for food, especially sweet foods
Dark circles under the eyes
Flu-like symptoms
Grinding of the teeth
Immune dysfunction
Irritable bowel syndrome
Itching of the ears and/or anus
Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
Nausea or vomiting
Nervous disposition
Skin rashes
Sudden changes in appetite
Sudden weight-loss
Tenderness of the stomach when touched
The passing of worms in the stools.

Pumpkin seeds, when eaten, release a chemical compound that actually makes the parasite drowsy. In its non-active state of basically being put to sleep, it cannot hook onto the wall of the intestines. The seeds also have a ‘scratchy’ consistency, so they scratch along the wall into all the nooks and crannies of the bends, pulling out and sweeping up the docile organisms.

Followed by an oxygen laxative to make sure all the parasites have been expelled has also proven to be beneficial.

Grind 200gm of pumpkin seeds and add live plain yoghurt to make up a porridge texture. You can also add a spoon of honey or organic unsulphured black-strap molasses.

Do this at breakfast time. It is very filling and you may feel bloated. After 20mins, take at least 4+ oxy-powder capsules or any good laxative in order to assist it through the tract. It may not pass through the body until later that evening or the next day.

If your symptoms have not abated, do it again.

You can find a good laxative in the products: Oxy-Klenz or Power-Lax on our Healthy Atom website. Remember to follow the programme with a good probiotic, such as our Probiotic Max.