- Apple Cider Vinegar is not the same apple cider vinegar that grandma used!
- Did you know that apple cider vinegar used to be made with a very special very sour apple and when fermented produced malic acid?
- Malic acid is utilised by the body to kick start a slow or stalled Krebs cycle, that is the energy production cycle of the cell. No Krebs cycle no energy!
- Malic acid can combine with magnesium to make magnesium malate, which can be utilised by the muscles especially the muscles in people with fibromyalgia.
- Magnesium malate starts to take the pain out of the muscles.
- Modern day apple cider vinegars contain acetic acid.
- Unfortunately acetic acid in a liver that is short of the B vitamins may cause liver stress.
- Apple Cider Vinegar is not the same today as it was 50 years ago.
The humble mung bean sprout
People with chronic degenerative diseases like cancer become very acid and this acid condition produces an effect of reducing cellular function. A beta cell in the pancreas requires energy in the form of ATP to make insulin. Cancer slows all body functions down due to the large amounts of lactic acid produced as a by-product or waste product from the cancer's metabolism. People who produce large amounts of lactic acid can have problems with energy currency manufacture as the lactic acid lowers the pH of the cells and their function is greatly affected. Athletes and people with chronic degenerative diseases have major problems as their bodies become more acid. Cells begin to cease functioning, leading the body to shut down. It is likened to a car engine running in an extreme temperature that causes the fuel to vaporise in the fuel line which causes the engine to run roughly and then stops.
All cells require fuel and our body's cells require ATP to function properly.
The body requires glucose, B complex, minerals, organic acids and oxygen to manufacture the cells fuel currency ATP. Alot of energy is required to produce ATP. If we could supply ready made ATP, the body could use the nutrients required to make ATP for other functions like detoxification and repairing of damaged cells.
Research was started in order to find herbs or plants that had ATP ready-made in them. There was one plant found that possesed this property and that was the humble mung bean sprout.
If athletes and people suffering with chronic degenerative diseases consume mung bean sprouts, it can help to provide their body with an available supply of ATP that is ready-made. This can be used as fuel currency and will improve cellular function as well as save energy.
Other research also showed that the mung bean sprout contained another similar substance, adenosine monophosphate, abbreviated to AMP. AMP can be regenerated to ATP using 2 units of AMP and putting it through the phosphorlation process. This process requires only a small amount of energy to regenerate the AMP into ATP. This gives the body two sources of readily available cellular fuel energy.
Mungbean sprouts also contain glutathione, which is a substance used for detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals. Glutathione is also a very powerful anti-oxidant and could be especially helpful to people that are suffering with chronic degenerative diseases.
If possible, use ozonated water to grow sprouts as this will help to prevent any fungal forms growing on them.
Genetically modified foods are being introduced without us even being aware - learn how to avoid them
In 2008, the first genetically engineered crops were introduced in Australia, with GE canola now grown in NSW and Victoria. Canola is found in a range of foods from margarines and vegetable oils to ice creams, breads and sauces.
The majority of Australians do not want to eat GE food. Food companies are increasingly responding to consumer demands by removing GE ingredients from their products.
The True Food Guide is your shopping list for GE-free shopping in the absence of Australian labelling laws for GE foods. The pocket-sized guide rates companies (and their brands) either Green (GE-free) or Red (may contain GE).
Buy Green. Companies and supermarkets listed as green have implemented policies and procedures throughout their supply chain to actively avoid ingredients derived from GE crops.
Avoid Red. The companies and supermarkets listed in the red section of the guide may have products that contain ingredients derived from GE crops.
To view this handy guide please visit this web site. The book is available as a PDF to download. www.truefood.org.au
Also visit www.greenpeace.org.au Greenpeace is campaigning to keep Australia free from GM foods.
Beta-carotene is one of a group of natural chemicals known as carotenes or caroteniods. It is a red-orange pigment that is found in a wide range of fruits and vegetables.
Beta-carotene is converted in the body to Vitamin A. Plant carotenoids are the primary source of Vitamin A world-wide.
Carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, lettuce, brocolli, apricots, mango, kale, tomato juice, papaya, orange and asparagus are some of the fruits and vegetables that are good sources of beta-carotene. Steaming or lightly cooking vegetables can help the absorption process in the body.
Beta-carotene is useful in preventing night blindness and also lowering bad cholesterol levels.
Crude palm oil contains one of the highest levels of Beta-carotene known to man, although this is usually processed out before being sold.
Beta-carotene also acts as a powerful anti-oxidant to help clean up free radicals.
A one year supply of Vitamin A is stored in the livers of healthy adults.
The war against soy beans and soy products has been raging for many years.
Thousands of scientific papers have been published on soy and its constituents. In many instances it has been heralded as a wonder food containing more first-class protein than meat and it is endowed with large amounts of calcium, iron and other important minerals as well as vitamins B and E.
Much mis-information is provided by critics which is clearly biased or inaccurate. It is said that soy beans contains large amounts of phytic acid (which is true) and that “Phytic acid impairs absorption of all minerals, including calcium.” If this is true then we are in big trouble if we eat wheat which has been referred to as the “Staff of Life.” Durham
wheat contains 8 times more phytates than soymilk!
Most of the criticism of soy is in regard to the isoflavonic phytoestrogens (‘phyto’ means plant). Many plants contain these, including whole grains, peas and beans. Soya beans are just one of many plants that contain hormonal compounds that help to balance the hormones in the human body. Soy helps alleviate some menstrual and menopausal symptoms, lowers cholesterol & triglycerides and makes your arteries more elastic and helps improve intestinal health. There is also good evidence that soya beans may help prevent osteoporosis, cancer and a number of Western diseases.
Many chemical pollutants mimic human hormones. They accumulate in the body and contribute to hormone related cancers. Women with breast cancer have a much higher level of these chemicals in their breast fat cells than women without cancer. Breast and prostate cancer are hormonally related. The ‘friendly oestrogens’ in soy isoflavones prevent and treat hormonally related cancers. Premarin (HRT) and similar oestrogens have been shown to increase the incidence of some cancers but phytoestrogens have an anticancer effect.
It is true that soy milk made from the ‘isolates’ of soy instead of from the whole soy bean, may in time cause health problems just like any other refined food such as white flour, white sugar and refined salt.
Allergies to soy is another accusation made but let’s remember that many people have allergies to cow’s milk, eggs, wheat, corn, fish etc but who is warning them to stay away from these?
If you want to do an Internet search for yourself, look up the Medline database (http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/PubMed/)