It has been quite sometime since I posted anything…
My days have been filled with the usualy fast pace of life and reading.
The three books I have been reading are: Juice Fasting and Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz, The Sprouting Book by Ann Wigmore, The Hippocrates Diet by Ann Wigmore
The book is informative and offers guidelines for those who ordinarily wouln’t know what to do. A Great Book for First timers.
I appreciated that the book went into Water Fasting, Juice Fasting, Detoxification, Weight Loss, Drink Recipes, Healing Crisis, Organs of Elimination, Excercises, and Coming off the Fast. These are usually areas that are unknown unless you read this book or one similar that would really go into what is happening before, during and after.
If you have about a day or two free then I would suggest this book. I was able to ger through most of it in one sitting, but since life has so many responsibilities I had to finish it the next day.
I figured this was the best one to start with since I am planning, and have been planning another cleanse. It is almost time for another parasite clease as well. Usually every 6 months they should be done -or- if there was significant travel then you should do one every three months.
For instance, Did you know Potassium is noted as the “Youth Mineral”? Potassium helps the body maintain smooth tight skin. It also helps maintain the proper alkalinity of the blood. Almond, Sesame, sunflower, mung, and cow pea sprouts supply more potassium than many other fruits and vegetables.
Alfalfa, fenugreek, lentil, adzuki, and mung sprouts are good sources of iron needed for red blood cell formation and the transport of oxygen from the lungs to the cells.
Alfalfa sprouts and sprouted pumkin seeds are high in zinc. Zinc is essential for the synthesis of protein, liver function and in the healing of cuts and wounds.
When hemoglobin molecules circulate in the bloodstream, they carry oxygen to the cells throughout the body. What is most like hemoglobin? Chlorophyll! That’s right. A combo of Celery, Spinach and Parsley is great for our bodies. (P.S. Just like Coconut Water is like our blood Plasma!;) Isn’t nature beautiful!)
Toxicity of blood, which is the cause of most illnesses like cancer is reduced in every case.
Antioxidants such as vitamins A,C, and E prevent the oxidation of fats in the blood, threby inhibiting the formation of free radicals in the body. Vitamin C prevents free radicals from being formed and keeps Vitamin A and E from being destoyed.
Since food enzymes abound in sprouts, they are our best bet against againg! The more cooked food we consume-the less enzymes we intake-therefore the quicker we age! (NO THANK YOU!!!)
Lastly, Enyme rich foods like sprouts, fresh fruits, veggies and their juices are the most important factors in slowing the aging clock!!!
Although an extremly interesting book with tons of knowledge, I could have done without the animal testing citations!! It seemed sad to think about the monkeys that were given certain foods to attain clogged arteries, only to be given sprouts to help their predicament. Of course I don’t think Ann Wigmore conducted the study, I still felt sad for the animals…
This book was a great read and perfect for those interested in beginning to SPROUT!!!
This was quite a book. It explains all of the necessary food for optimum health. It also goes into the complete system used at the Hippocrates Optimal Health institute as well as break down each food and why it is good for you and your body.
I think if you read this book, you may not need to read “The Sprouting Book”. Just my opinion!
Again there were citations of studies done on animals. Not my fave as far as reasons to believe the facts, but still helpful and informative!! I noted this above as well.
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