Kidney Flushing

The kidneys are very delicate organs. Dehydration, poor diet, weak digestion, stress and irregular lifestyle lead to the congestion of the kidneys. The main causes of congestion are kidney stones but most of these are too small to be detected through ultrasound or x-ray. Although they do not cause too much trouble when small, when they grow bigger they can really damage the kidneys. It is a good idea to illuminate them before they get to this stage. If you are already liver flushing, it is important to kidney flush every three or four liver flushes.

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To see if you have any sand or stones in your kidneys, pull the skin under your eyes to the side towards your cheekbones. If you see irregular bumps, protrusions, discolouration of the skin or red/white pimples you have probably got some small kidney stones.

A kidney flush is much easier than a liver flush. It involves a tea which you sip over the day for 20 days. If you have already had kidney stones, do this flush every six weeks or so, to be sure you are rid of any remnants. According to Andreas Moritz’s book, to make it you will need the following herbs:

1oz of MarjoramCat’s Claw*

2oz of Fennel Seed, Chicory Herb, Uva Ursi, Hydrangea Root, Gravel Root, Marshmallow Root & Golden Rod Herb

For those of you looking for these herbs in London, I found most of these at Whole Foods in Brixton, except for Hydrangea Root & Gravel Root which I found at Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. I had to get Chicory Herb on Amazon as it was really difficult to source elsewhere.

Use the quantity indicated for the above herbs and mix them together well and store in an airtight container. Soak three tablespoons of the  mixture in two cups of water (about 250ml) overnight. In the morning, put these into a pan and bring to the boil. Strain and sip over the course of the day, waiting an hour after eating before doing so. It is recommended this tea be drank in about six to eight portions. You should drink more water than usual during the 20 days you kidney flush.

*Moritz also says you need 1oz of Comfrey Root, but I have read that this is a very dangerous herb and not at all recommended for human consumption, it can be fatale…so I would avoid this!

Acrylamides: Avoid them like the Plague!

The Swedish National Food Administration and Stockholm University reported having found extremely neurotoxic and carcinogenic substances in some everyday starchy foods that had been baked or fried at high temperatures. Their findings were confirmed by scientists in Norway, the UK and Switzerland. The substances they had found, causing cancer, infertility and neurological diseases was called Acrylamides.

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These substances are so dangerous that for a while now there has been a maximum limit to set for how long they can be kept in the materials used for food packaging. However for a long time it was the packaging that was suspected to cause the presence of these substances, when finally the food itself was examined, it was found that there were far more of these substances than what had initially been considered safe for human consumption. What can you do to ensure you do not eat these harmful substances? Avoid food containing them like the plague!

Foods containing acrylamides: crisps, chips and other starchy snack foods, coffee

(These should be avoided anyway as part of the MS Diet)

Sprouts

Sprouts are very good for the nervous system. During sprouting, minerals bind to protein making it easier for the body to use them, helping the body extract more amino acids, essential fats, minerals and vitamins from the rest of the food you eat.

Seeds and beans become even healthier foods when sprouted before using. Sprouted sunflower seeds are full of iron and chlorophyll – which helps detoxify the liver and blood. Pea and alfalfa* sprouts are also renowned for their excellent properties.

*although Alfalfa seeds are said to be very good for you, they have very high levels of canavanine, an amino acid. Some studies have linked canavanine to the worsening of inflammatory conditions. For this reason, people with MS should sprout other seeds instead.

But why are they so good for our health? When sprouting, seeds convert some of their sugar into vitamin C to use as an antioxidant as it sprouts into the new open air environment. They have more vitamin C at the sprouting stage than later when they mature. They also start synthesizing a range of new enzymes, in order to deal with oxygen metabolism as they sprout above the soil.

Doctors in Germany experimented with around 100 MS patients. The patients were given sprouts and green juices as the main part of each meal. Each of them improved, 15 of them recovering completely.

Sprouts are also rich in silicon, which is good for the skin.

Seeds, beans, chick peas and many other foods are very easy to sprout. Beans and chickpeas can be soaked in water for a few days and they will sprout. Put seeds in a wet glass jar, and leave by the window, in sunlight to sprout. Here is a useful video for sprouting sunflower seeds. After 12 hours of soaking, seeds sprout slightly and become much easier to digest.

In Conclusion: eat more sprouts!!!!

The Dangers of Soya

Organic fermented soya in miso, natto, soy sauce and tempeh is the only type of soya that has any health benefits.

If soya is not organic and fermented, you can be sure that it has been stripped of any nutritional value it is claimed to have. Firstly, 90% of soya is genetically modified. Secondly, if it is an ingredient in your food, by the time it gets to your plate it has become soy protein isolate. To make the latter, once its fiber is removed, soybeans are washed in acid in a large aluminium tank during which it absorbs aluminium, a substance which will remain in it once it has been transformed into the finished product. After this nitrate and other chemicals are used to treat it. Nitrate is known to be involved in the development of cancer. It ends up as a powder without taste which makes it very easy to use in processed foods and obviously soya milk.

A few interesting facts about soya:

*The consumption of soya impairs the absorption of iodine, reducing thyroid function.
*Soya is full of phytates (Phytates also found in nuts, seeds and grains such as whole grain are strongly antioxidant but bind up minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc, preventing the body from absorbing them. To counteract this eat whole grains with vitamin C-rich foods and probiotics.)
*Almost all autistic children tested for allergies has been found to be allergic to soya according to tests carried out by Great Plains Laboratory.

Soya is very harmful to health. Only organic fermented forms are good for you.