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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

DETOX RECIPE





  Today I am starting my  7 day detox for high PH. Knowing how well I will feel after a week is the only thing that gets me through it. I'm not gonna lie...it sucks.
  Our PH gets out of whack mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid-producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline-producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid-producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid-producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks.       We use too many drugs, which are acid-forming; and we use artificial chemical sweetners like NutraSweet, Equal, or aspartame, which are extremely acid-forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly-acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.


Perfect candidates for a detox include those who experience:

  • Weight issues
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Frequent colds & flus
  • Allergies & asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation or digestive problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Aches & pains

The first step in correcting your pH (alkaline-acid) imbalance is to remove debris that has built up in the body over the years from dietary and environmental toxins such as refined foods, processed foods, household chemicals and pollution. The acid that is generated from these toxins harms the body and causes low energy, pain and other health problems. By detoxing and cleansing your body, you allow it to heal naturally.

Many of the ingredients in this vegetarian recipe are powerfully alkaline. A benefit of alkaline foods is that they contain a considerable amount of negative ions that will bind to free radicals. Negative ions can also subdue levels of a neurohormone called serotonin, and have a calming effect on the body.
There are many benefits to alkalizing foods. Most of what ails us is due to inflammation. This broth is also an anti-inflammatory food.It is also great for getting rid of stress.

  Sip on it all day and do a broth cleanse. Or, replace a few dinners in a row with the broth. Add free range chicken to it if you want.

Ingredients…

4 carrots cut in 2 inch chunks
4 stalks of celery
4 red radishes
1 beet, quartered
Big handful of fresh green beans
Big handful of fresh Italian parsley,
1 leek, quartered (tops cut off) (wash well inside)
4 okra split in half
2 inches burdock root
3 red skinned potatoes, quartered
½ head of green cabbage
3 1-inch chunks of peeled ginger root
A few shavings of turmeric root or a few shakes of turmeric powder
2 green onions
2 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
3 cloves of garlic
2  cucumbers,  cut in 1 inch chunks
Small handful of Sea Salt ( 2-3 tbs)
A few dashes of cayenne pepper
2  tbs Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
2 cloves
1 gallon of water and…
a cup of red wine (optional)
Now, here’s the best part…
Put it all in the slow cooker, turn it on low and go do something else for 8-24 hours.
Strain out all ingredients, discard veggies and keep the Anti-Inflammatory Alkaline Cleansing Broth. Add more salt or pepper to taste.