Healing with Food: Bone Broth

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There are only a few foods that have stood the test of time for their properties for healing and renewing the body – As you already know, I have talked about the power of bone soup in my previous article “Health Reset Button – Bone Soup“.

So if you haven’t read the previous post, please do read it, as it covers some basics on bone soup. For benefits of bone soup, there are countless, from beauty to faster recovery time when sick; it also renews your stomach and helps heal ulcers in the stomach. There are endless benefits, and on top of that, it actually tastes very yummy!

Since my last post, many of you have asked me for more details on the recipe (which is vital, if you want the legendary healing of the food, and not just as a food to eat) and although I gave a general idea on its basics and what you really need, I want to introduce you to the most powerful recipe book you can own, and it’s called Bone Deep Broth: Healing Recipes with Bone Broth by Taylor Chen and Lya Mojica – it was just launched recently (Jan 7th 2016).

You can buy the book at Amazon here for my UK readers; for US Readers, you can go to the US Amazon. The book covers aspects that I did not cover, and are important if you want to use bone soup in many ways – for kids and adults, and variations of the original recipe, whilst keeping the main healing properties you need to have to get the benefits.

Making bone soup is easy, but there are various aspects of cooking which this book covers that are not always understood, and they are assumed you already know them (but many don’t know them) – some people refer to them as secrets of cooking; things like adding salt just before eating the soup, rather than during cooking or serving makes a huge difference in healing properties of the soup and gaining benefits from the salt for your health.

In case you’re wondering, it’s related to the salt attaching itself to the impurities in the food instead of being used to detoxify your body (yes Salt is powerful – See article here on “12 Reasons Salt makes you Invincible“). To conclude, you can have bone soup everyday, and get all the nutrients you need, THAT is how nutrient dense it is – what are you waiting for? Go buy some high quality organic grass fed bones and get cooking!

How to Reduce Stomach Acid – Instant Results

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The stomach acid has always been attacked by western medicine – and for good apparent reason – that it starts damaging the body when it leaks into places it should not be going.

There are powerful medicines that pharmaceutical companies have made to reduce stomach acid – but the problem is, they will damage your digestion, and will not actually solve the problem you are having.

If you came onto this article by looking for a cure for acid reflux, or heartburn, then you have come to the right place – but you have to understand, that acid reflux occurs when the Esophagus (in the picture above) is too loose, or when the stomach itself tightens up due to stress (you don’t always notice the tightness) – sometimes chest pains in the middle of the stomach also occur and this is also the diaphragm tightening up and causing acid reflux and all kinds of problems (sometimes even breathing problems).

If you are looking for ways to naturally reduce stomach acid, then the best way is to use foods to reduce the stomach acid, rather than using pills that may harm you.

The best foods to reduce stomach acid, and rebuild any damaged areas in the stomach lining (which could be worsening the pain), you must consume a lean red meat diet without any carbohydrates, sugar or fat – this means have a big juicy steak (with fat mostly cut out) and wait – you will see the pain will instantly disappear as you start eating.

To accompany your red meat diet, you should have leafy greens like spinach with it – ideally it should be steamed, to make it easier to digest.

What the red meat does (better than white meat in this case) is that it absorbs the stomach acid, and also allows the stomach some time to renew itself (regenerate the damaged areas that are hurting you, including the Esophagus).

How long should you be on this diet?

As long as it takes to heal the pains that you are going through.

What foods to avoid when suffering from high stomach acid problems: 

Don’t eat sugars and carbs – they will only aggravate the problem and make it worse.

On a side note, if you have chest pains with this problem, your diaphragm is being tightened due to your stress – and you should do exercises that help this region, from stomach exercises, as well as running, jogging and skipping. This should be done everyday for at least 3 weeks.

Inflammation: Root of the Aging Process

 

Inflammation has been known for a long time, but still many people do not understand it – so let us first explain what on earth is inflammation, and what does it do to the human body?

Inflammation as commonly understood as “reddening” of the skin surface – but this is not entirely accurate, as inflammation can still be present even if there is no reddening, often called cold inflammation, which cannot be seen or felt (usually inside the body rather than on the surface of the skin).

Inflammation is already understood to be the root cause of most diseases, let alone the fact that it is what takes a large percentage of control in the aging process and how we age – if you can control inflammation, or reduce greatly, you control your aging process and how you look and feel when you are much older, including how thick your hair grows, as our older article talks about – the picture below shows an example of inflammation for heart disease.

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So how do you control or stop inflammation naturally?

Inflammation feeds off from sugar – sugar being defined as natural sugar (fruits), processed sugar (the one you use for your coffee and tea), fats (animals and non-animal fats) and carbohydrates (pasta, rice, bread etc) – so for inflammation to even occur, it needs food from the above sources to even start to a large extent.

A diet control in this can definitely help as we talked about in the protein diet article and how it can renew your body and hormones.

The other important factor to take into consideration is – exercise. Only recently inflammation and exercise have a link – if you exercise, then inflammation is reduced – but you didn’t need a study to prove that – it’s common sense – if you move, there is less fats and sugar in the body wondering around on what to do, they just get used up with the movement, and also increased blood circulation which gets rids of the toxins that cause inflammation (sugar becomes toxins when it is at an unhealthy high level). The article here explains how exercise and inflammation are linked and what studies have been done.

Does this mean you have to stay on the protein diet forever?

Not really – the problem only is that you have been in the sugar diet for so long, that you have to do the opposite for some time (from 3 months to 2 years) to correct that imbalance and allow the body time and nutrients to repair itself – if you are a vegetarian, and have inflammation problems, you should consider going on a meat based protein diet until you are better – for the purpose of medicine and healing, it is okay to do this if you have tried and nothing else is working.

What other things can one do to stop inflammation?

The other things you can do to help stop and reduce inflammation are things like massage (which helps improve circulation) – exercise (As already mentioned), epsom salt baths once a month or if foot baths then daily.

You can also take a pain-killer like aspirin once a day to help this – I know it is strange that we recommend a pharmaceutical capsule in a natural healing blog, but this capsule’s ingredients were discovered through a plant – and in this time and age, this will help inflammation – so don’t try to ride out the pain when you are in pain, or know that you have inflammation (most likely you do if you don’t exercise and eat clean diet as well as detox regularly).

Acid Reflux Causes and Natural Cure (Powerful)

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Acid reflux is more of a modern man’s problem – as you cannot really get it, if you aren’t stressed enough; for a long enough term. It starts with the diaphragm tightening up, sometimes chest tightness, and occasional acid reflux, and then increased acid reflux.

Although we don’t recommend self diagnosis on the internet – so if you stumbled on this article for the sake of self diagnosis, please don’t – always rely on a professional eastern medical doctor or a western medical doctor – as they have studied this fully – that said, if you know you suffer from acid reflux, and want a natural solution – there actually is one, and one that works from the first day!

Causes of acid reflux are not over-production of acid, as many seem to think – it is the acid leaking up to the esophagus, which then hurts it and burns. Sometimes this can be worsened if your diaphragm is tight (and shallow breathing), as well as constipation or gassy stomach (bloating) – which pushes the stomach upwards, and may squeeze acid upwards.

What is the best way to stop acid reflux you say?

Acid production is an important part of your health – so taking prescription pills to stop acid production is the worst thing you can do – the most natural way to help this condition is eating more meat – and avoiding all and every carb and fat for a few days totally – you will see, not only will your ulcer disappear and heal, but your acid reflux will also go.

Do not mix carbs and meat together either – this will make it worse (improve stomach health with bone soup article)- so go out and do  BBQ with lean meats, like beef steaks or chicken or whatever – but avoid fatty parts of meat as they do not help – you also have to avoid all sugars, natural or otherwise, for a small amount of time (1 to 3 months at least).

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Why does meat cure acid reflux? What does it do?

Meat is the one ingredient or food, that requires acidity in the stomach to be high, for it to digest – but not only that – if consuming meat for a period of time, it also allows repair of the intestinal wall, and esophagus itself (as it gets a break from being constantly hit by acid) – it is similar to how fasting works, but you are providing proteins whilst reducing acidity naturally and only temporarily, to directly heal the stomach.

UPDATE (November 2015): If you have been suffering from acid reflux, you are more prone to hair thinning problems – please read this article to help you work on this aspect as well.