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10 Day Cleanse

My 10 day cleanse      As it has been at least 10 years since I have done a fast or cleanse of more than 3 days I decided that it was time. During a fast or cleanse, the organs don’t have work on processing food and can instead clean out their storage of toxins. There is also spiritual reasons to fast, when we stop taking in nutrition on the physical, we start absorbing energy from the spiritual levels, and a high spiritual consciousness is attained.      For the first two days I juiced pineapple and diluted the juice half with purified water and ate fresh pineapple. I drank water as well. At the end of the second day the pineapple started to slightly irritate my mouth. There was only a little hunger...

Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling   Oil pulling is said to be a powerful means of maintaining good health as well as an effective cure for a variety of ills. This is an ancient technique, first described in 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic texts. The practice is simple. Soon after waking, before eating or brushing your teeth, swish your mouth with a spoonful of high quality oil in order to "pull" bacteria, parasites and other toxins from your teeth and mucus membranes.

Deepak Chopra promotes the practice in his 2001 book, Perfect Health. Chopra notes that oil pulling is one of many Ayurvedic techniques valuable for purifying and strengthening the body. According to Ayurveda, organ meridians are present in the tongue just as they are in key points such as the hands, feet and...

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Sweet Veggie Drink

Sweet Vegetable Drink Sweet vegetables provide a readily available source of complex carbohydrates that can help relieve the symptoms of hypoglycemia, including fatigue, anxiety, the craving for sweets, and a diminishing appetite for sex. They may be eaten regularly in the diet, or taken in the more concentrated form of sweet vegetable drink. This drink is also good for softening tightness caused by heavy animal food consumption and for relaxing the body and muscles. Use equal amounts of four sweet vegetables, finely chopped (onions, carrots, cabbage and sweet winter squash). Boil 4 times the amount of water and allow to boil for two to three minutes. Reduce flame to low, cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes. You may strain the vegetables from the broth (and use them...

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Kuzu for Winter

Kuzu: A Home Remedy for Winter This alkalizing yangizing drink can be used for many conditions. It was originally created as drink for cancer patients to neutralize an acidic blood condition, to be the first food to be taken in the morning. It can balance you out if you have become too yin from excess fruit or sweets or anytime when many would reach for a Tums, Peptobismol, Rolaids or other such digestive symptom remedies. Try it after Thanksgiving dinner! The first thing I would take for signs of a cold or flu, or after vomiting, diarrhea, acid indigestion or stomach upset. (as long as not caused by excess salty foods, in which case hot apple juice and kuzu would be better). It is useful when...

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Ginger Compress

Ginger Compress The ginger compress is very easy, safe and effective. It works very quickly and will afford relief to anyone suffering from discomfort and pain. It can be used in any part of the body. Some of the conditions it can be used for include back pain on any part of the spine, congested or weak intestines, ovaries or prostate, arthritis, hepatitis, cystitis, diarrhea/dysentery or kidney pain. ITEMS REQUIRED Pot with a close-fitting lid. The size depends on your purpose, but for general use a gallon size is best. Cheesecloth, cotton or muslin sack to hold the ginger Grater 4-6 cotton towels about 2 feet square plus 1 bath towel 4 pints water 1 ounce of ginger per quart of water METHOD Pour water into pot, cover, place on stove, and bring to a...

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