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Health benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar


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Hello Again Best of Health followers:

I was looking at a post in regards to pesticides and Herbicides that are on most non organic produce these days. It is scary to think how much of this we are probably consuming on a day to daily basis. These poisons going into our systems and doing all sorts of damage to our bodies. And we wonder why people are getting sicker and sicker these days, with so many allergies to foods.

Well one way of cleaning of the chemicals from your fruits and veggies is to actually soak them and wash them in Apple Cider Vinegar and water for 10 to 20 minutes. This will help remove the chemicals from the fruit and veggies.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

This takes a little time and effort, but well worth it for your health. It is good for any foods that you plan on eating the skin of, such as spinach, apples, Kale, Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, Pears etc. I use about 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in enough water to fill  a good sized bowl or tub.

Scrub with Apple Cider Vinegar

Scrub with Apple Cider Vinegar

Let the fruit or Veggies sit in the water/ACV for 10 to 20 minutes and also give them a good scrub with a dedicated scrubbing brush. Do not use this brush for anything else.

Then rinse off under water after this. I rinse under my filtered water outlet so as not to add other contaminants such as Chlorine, Fluoride, heavy metals from normal tap water.
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Always use the Raw Organic ACV that still has the “Mother” of the vinegar. The “Mother” is made up of the strand like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria. 

Other Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar are:

  • There are studies that have shown ACV to be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.
  • It can help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol
  • Rich in potassium. Potassium is a key factor for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses & Heart activity.
  • May help improve bowel irregularity and helps remove toxins from the body at a faster rate.
  • It can also help clear up skin conditions.

The usual preparation for drinking the ACV is 1 to 2 Tablespoons in a glass of water per day, in the morning. This will also help with Digestion.

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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Disclaimer – Due to the lack of supporting research, apple cider vinegar cannot be recommended for treatment or prevention of any health problems. Also, please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or healthcare provider before taking any home remedies or supplements. I’m just sharing my experience and what works for one person doesn’t always work for another


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Your Life Your Foods Blog Site.

Hello again from Eat well Look Fantastic, I hope you are all feeling fantastic and getting into those healthy foods?

I have just started another Blog page called http://yourlifeyourfoods.com/ that I though you might be interested in taking a look at.

So if you get the chance pop on over and let me know what you think.

I have also just started a 4 day colon cleanse today which I will be following up with a C.A.B.A.L.A  juice  fast. I am using the Tyler Tolman 4 day Colon Cleanse product, I have used it about 3 or 4 times before. Great product and easy to use.

4 Day Tyler Tolman Colon Cleanse

4 Day Tyler Tolman Colon Cleanse

So if your interested you can get this over at http://www.consciouslifestyler.com/  & the CABALA juice recipe is here: http://thedontolman.com/free-stuff/don-tolmans-c-a-b-a-l-a-juice-recipe/ 

I don’t make anything from promoting this product I just believe they are great products that can help people get healthy and stay healthy. Plus I believe the message that Tyler and his father Don are spreading about health and foods are so beneficial to this world.

This book written and researched by Don Tolman is absolutely full of wisdom and information on natural healing and ancient wisdom. I have the copy of this book and it is worth every cent paid.   The Farmacist Desk Reference.


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Juicing recipe – Kale & Spinach

Hello again from Eat Well look Fantastic

Well to day I went a bit crazy with my juices. But that’s not unusual. My contents for my juice to day were. ( All organic of course)

  • 4 carrots
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • Small amount of fresh mint
  • Small amount of parsley
  • 4 sticks/stalks of celery (including the leafy tops)
  • 2 apples
  • 4 pieces of Kale ( leafy stems x 4)
  • 1/4 of a watermelon
Hurom juicing

Juicing with my Hurom

Once again this did taste great. The fruit adds that sweetness and covers up a lot of the celery taste if your not into celery.

The leafy tops can sometimes be a bit bitter tasting but not in this juice combination.

Hurom juicer

So I hope you give this a try. Keep on experimenting…… Eat Well Look Fantastic

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Fresh Morning Juice recipe

Good morning everyone from Eat Well Look Fantastic.

I just put together an amazing tasting fresh juice. I will always do a bit of experimenting adding different things into my morning juice.

Today I used these ingredients:

  • 1 small organic pineapple
  • 2 organic apples
  • 1 organic orange
  • 1 organic lime
  • 3 cups of fresh coconut water

Juiced the pineapple, apples,oranges and lime then added the coconut water.

This combination tasted amazing. Try a few different combo’s yourself. I will often then juice up some Kale, baby spinach & Celery and add it to the fruit juices. Still taste great and gives you that extra nutrients.

So give this a try, I hope you like it. More info on my website Eat Well Look Fantastic. See you there.

Apples Fruit

Water from young Coconuts

Coconut Water

Organic Apples

 

Pineapples fruit

Organic Pineapples

Orange fruit

Organic Oranges 

Limes Fruit

Organic Limes


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Juice Fasting in Bali

This is one of the mornings just after we had walked to the beach and did our Sun Gazing and meditation in Bali. We would then walk back to the resort we were staying in and our fresh juice’s were ready for us. Today we are about to drink Pineapple, Orange and lemon. Tyler will explain each component of the fruits and why they are important, he did this every morning with each different juice.

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Eating Well, Cleansing and Detoxing

Well there are many different points of view on the best ways to Detox and cleanse our bodies. Eating well is a major step in helping our bodies to stay healthy and heal plus build up our immune system. Staying away from all processed foods is another good thing to do, I don’t believe there is really any goodness comes from anything that has been processed and packaged. If you do buy these packaged products please read the labels thoroughly, if you don’t know what the words are or what they mean then best not buy them. You should be able to read the package and understand everything that is in the product.

There are a lot of different detox programs and products out on the market, different ways to cleanse your digestive system and colon. I have tried a few different ways myself, one I have had good results with is made by a company call Conscious lifestyler. It is a 4 day colon cleanse which is amazing for your body. The Colon Cleanse is a mixture of Organic Flaxseed, Organic Oats and Organic Psyllium. This mixture will rid the toxic residues that have been building up in your colon over time. The mucoid plaque, when left in the colon, makes it difficult to absorb certain nutrition from your food as it lines and clogs the digestive wall, causing backup, disease and sickness in your body. Bentonite Clay has a very profound affect of absorbing chemicals (such as aluminium and mercury), pesticides, herbicides and heavy toxic metals. It leeches it out of your body into your colon and then binds with the fiber, therefore enabling your body to release the many different toxins out your backdoor 🙂

I then followed this colon cleanse with a 26 day raw food diet, not tea’s, coffee, dairy, sugars, just raw foods and water. This is a fantastic clean out for your whole system and gives your Digestive system a well deserved break as well. Fresh organic fruits and veggies everyday & good clean filtered or Spring water. Also during this time I will add in fresh juices made daily, full of nutrients and goodness for your body.

Colon

Colon

Another method that really helps this detox process is colonic irrigation, I know, it sounds horrible but it is really not that bad. This process helps remove any build up of old “crap” in your colon, plus removes the toxins that are being removed during the healing process. If you are getting any symptoms while fasting this can help get rid of those symptoms or at least relieve them. Very interesting process but reaps some major benefits for your body. Just Google your local area and you will find someone that does it. Make sure they are reputable though.

When I make my juices I will mix fruits with greens, this tasted amazing. For instance, I will put through apples, oranges, watermelon, kale, spinach, carrots & sometimes some ginger. That is one of my blends. Everybody in my house loves this blend, sweet but full of goodness. Love using Kale and spinach in my juices.

Early morning Yoga Class

Early morning Yoga Class

Last year I went to Bali and did a 7 day juice fast retreat, that was an amazing experience also. Great group of like minded people. First time I had attempted 7 days on juice and water but found it really easy. Each day we learnt new things about the principles of life and how to implement them, then we did some extreme adventures such as, white water rafting, visiting the Bali Green school, Hot volcanic pools, drumming lessons, Zumba classes & yoga classes every day. At no time did I feel hungry or lack energy. It felt amazing.

Bali Sungazing

Early morning Sungazing in Bali

Juicing in Bali

Juicing in Bali

I would highly recommend doing some type of cleanse at least once per year but 3 or 4 times a year would be better. Cleansing can also be about eating the right types of foods depending on what you are trying to heal. There have been a number of books written in regards to foods that heal, but the most thorough one that I have found was written by a guy called Don Tolman. He spent 17 years travelling the world researching different cultures and their life styles. Ask the questions, why are these people living such long and healthy lives? Discovering the answers to these questions and putting them into a collection of books called The Farmacist Desk Reference. I have put together more on these topics on my website Eat Well Look Fantastic if you are interested. Thats http://www.eatwelllookfantastic.com/ 

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Bali Temple


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Why Cleanse?

Total Wellness Cleanse

Total Wellness Cleanse

Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN & Amy Coates, RHN, BSc.

We detoxify and cleanse for health, vitality, and rejuvenation.
We cleanse our body to clear symptoms, treat disease, and prevent future problems. A cleansing program is an ideal way to help you re-evaluate your life, make changes, or clear abuses and addictions. Withdrawal happens fairly quickly, and as cravings are reduced you can begin a new life without old addictive habits or drugs.

Detoxification is also helpful for weight loss, although this is not the primary purpose. The body stores toxins in fat cells. When you cleanse your body these toxins are more easily released from their fat stores. Since you then become less toxic, your toxin stores (the fat) are not as necessary and, thus, your body can rid itself of excess, unnecessary fat.

Weight loss also occurs on a cleanse simply because there are fewer calories being consumed. Since weight loss boils down to creating a caloric deficit, eating less overtime is a simple way of losing weight.
We also detoxify and cleanse to rest and heal our overloaded digestive organs. This is often an overlooked, yet very important, area considering optimal health truly begins with the health of our digestive system.

Aside from the internal health benefits, detoxification can also be a great catalyst for external change. For instance, it can provide a great opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate what’s most important to you. It can serve to help you cleanse your house, your work, your relationships. After a cleanse, you will even feel more organized, more creative, more motivated, more productive, more relaxed, and more mentally focused and clear.

So, if you want more energy, greater vitality, more youthful and radiant skin, and greater health for life, then cleansing should be a regular (annual or semi-annual) part of your life.
Yuri Elkaim is a renowned fitness, nutrition, and weight loss expert. He is a registered holistic nutritionist and the co-creator of the Total Wellness Cleanse – a 30-day food-based cleansing program that has helped thousands of people lose weight, cleanse their bodies of toxic overload, and restore incredible health. For information on the Total Wellness Cleanse visit www.TotalWellnessCleanse.com