Monday, May 4, 2009
The question that is now being asked around the world is'"what can I do to prevent Swine Flu"? The other question that is being asked is,"what can I do if I catch Swine Flu"? In the video above you will receive some helpful hints. I have to say that it's all about the immune system. The immune system must be boosted to prevent most diseases, if not all. One other factor is the ph balance of the body. The ph balance should be alkaline. Without getting to technical I'll just put it this way. Viruses will thrive in an acid environment. There are certain foods that we eat and drink that are high in acid. Theses foods are mainly denatured foods, with a few exceptions. What are denatured foods? These are foods that have been altered from their original state during processing, manufacturing or by other means. First, we must understand this there is acid then there's Acid. When we think of acid foods certain foods come to mind like lemons, limes, oranges or other citric fruits. These foods which contain citric acid," metabolize in the body to an alkaline ash". These citric foods are fine. It is the acid-forming foods which cause problems. I will attempt to break-down these food in several acid categories.
First, let's look at acetic acid. Vinegar contains acetic acid. What's wrong with vinegar? Vinegar "lessens the the alkaline reserve of the blood and tends to produce acidosis. Osis has to do with process or condition. Acidosis refers to an acid condition. In this case we are talking about an acid condition in the body. This is the condition that vinegar creates. Don't kill the messenger or the message. There is hope, vinegar can be substituted with lemon juice without the negative effects. The next acid that we are going to look at is Tannic acid. This acid "effect the mucous membrane of the digestive tract and especially the stomach".
It should also be noted that these acid foods, coffee, cocoa and some tea (mainly) caffeinated teas are culprits. Again, I must say don't kill the messenger. There are substitutes for coffee, cocoa and certain teas. Have you ever noticed that whatever you drink coffee it seems to effect your stomach and your breath? Whatever normally effects the stomach will effect the breath. Hmmmmmmmm.... Here are a list of substitutes that you may consider, roasted fruits, grains, herbs and nuts. I think that it would be best to give a few product names, Roma, Rostaroma,Teechino,Cafix, Pero and Postum. There are other that can be found in your local health store.
The last acid that will cause problem with boosting the immunity is oxalic acid.
This acid the body can not metabolize. To get rid of this acid it calls on the body to send out calcium. If there is no calcium in the reserves then the calcium will then come from the teeth and bones. What are some of the names of these foods? "Beet greens, parslane leaves, spinach, Swiss chard, rhubarb stems,cocoa, sorrel, black pepper,tea" are just some of the names of the oxalic acid foods. It is the caffeinated tea and processed teas that are also problems. Most of the items on this list can be substituted with a vegetable. Black Pepper can perhaps be replaced by Mrs. Dash herbal seasoning, Grain of Paradise or your homemade herbal/seed blend.
There are other factors that I have yet to mention about acid foods and denatured foods. Did you know that white rice, white flour,white noodles, etc are consider to be denatured foods? In most cases if it's white and it's not made from a potatoes then your might want to avoid it as much as possible. Most, if not all white rice, white flour, white noodles and white sugar has had most of the nutrient and fiber take out. Whole grain rices and flour are better for the immune system.
In conclusion, I must say with some alteration in the diet the immune system will be boosted. Some immune boosting foods that can assist the body in healing itself and prevent disease are Aloe Vera (Dr.Ritter), echinacea, pau d arco, garlic, onions, pineapple, broccoli, carrots,oranges, lemons, etc. There is one non-food item tha should also be considered in assist the body in healing itself and that is Dr. Hulda Clarks zapper.
Remember, there are laws that govern our being. Good whole foods,exercise,water, sunshine, temperance (don't over eat,or eat/drink that which is harmful), fresh air, proper sleep (7-8hour,preferably before 10pm) and trust in God.
Ex15:26 ..."if thou will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all of His statues, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that health thee".
Until, next time don't forget, Let's Stay Healthy to(2).
Acid-forming foods: " The Missing Link In The Medical Curriculum" by Jay Milton Hoffman,Ph.D, P81-82