“Let Food Be Thy Medicine”
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer you will want to consider eating a 90 % Alkaline diet.
Cancer cells thrive in acidity (low pH), but not in alkalinity (high pH), so a diet high in alkaline foods like fruits and vegetables that also limits acidic foods, such as those from animal products, will raise blood pH levels and create an environment in the body that discourages cancer growth.
Whether a food is considered “acidic” or “alkaline” depends on its pH value (measured on a 14-point scale). A pH of seven is considered neutral, with foods below seven considered more acidic and foods above seven considered more alkaline.
Alkaline foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and root vegetables are all broken down into short-chain fatty acids that contain probiotic nutrients that nourish good bacteria in your gut. These good bacteria help decrease inflammation throughout your body that might otherwise contribute to cancer, while foods such as refined sugar and flour, as well as too much saturated animal fat, create an acidic environment in your gut because they’re difficult to digest,
Scientific studies have shown how limiting the intake of food has extended the human lifespan, brought about freedom from most diseases such as heart disease and cancer, and extended reproductive life. Over-consumption of food (especially certain kinds) is a prime cause of many of our modern ills. The Chinese suggest “Eat til you are two thirds full”.
An overburdened digestive system becomes sluggish and is unable to keep up with normal detoxification and elimination. Cultivating the habit of stopping before we are full and ensuring we eat sufficient foods high in Qi i.e. fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains will support the health of the digestive system.
Simply upgrading the quality of our food, from chemical based to organically grown, from fresh and more local will have the effect of increasing our health, helping us to be more satisfied by eating our food and therefore promote less of a desire to over eat.
Timing of Food Intake
Research has shown that the habit of eating breakfast provides us the best chance of regulating our weight, avoiding diabetes and managing our energy levels through the day. Studies have also shown that the timing, quantity and quantity of dinner affects weight management – lighter and earlier dinners best support the regulation of weight.
A good reminder is to eat a hearty breakfast, a lighter lunch and an even lighter dinner. In fact, you might want to try avoiding eating after dark. Remember, the digestive system is most active during the morning hours and least active during the night time.
The Qi of Food
When we ingest our food we are also taking in the qi of the food. Consider who cooked or prepared your food and what kind of energy went into the meal preparation. My partner and I have held week long healing retreats in Hawaii for many years. We found a personal chef who prepares and serves all our meals with love and kindness. She carefully chooses the organic farms from which the ingredients come from and she blesses every step of her meal preparation and serving. Her qi imprint as well as the farmers that grow the food can be felt in the art of her meal preparations.
A Note From Susan: In March of 2016 I went to an amazing natural healing spa and clinic in Ecuador called Nova Vita. They specialize in rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit using mainly essential oils. I highly recommend anyone wanting to relax, rejuvenate and heal your mind and body to spend time at Nova Vita. It is an amazing place!
The Nova Vita Spa is located on 4,000 acres of beautiful land that invites you to relax and reclaim your radiant health. When you go to Nova Vita you will be impressed with their own farm grown organic food and their wonderful gormet chef who makes all your meals. I lost 10 pounds during my stay and left feeling like I was in my 20’s with lots of energy, health and vitality.