A food allergy is an inflammatory response to the normal harmless products or food ingredients which are called allergens. Any type of food may contain a lot of allergens. As a rule, proteins appear as these irritants, but fats and carbohydrates also can be such allergens. Food allergies happen when the organism perceives harmless proteins (or other allergens) as an infected agent and the body’s immune system produces antibodies that exceed the norm.
Food allergies occur not so often as food intolerances. Mainly, the cause of an allergy to food is heredity. Food allergies among children develop during the first years of life and then they outgrow it safely. Among the adults suffering from food allergies, almost 80 percent have the food intolerance. If the immune system isn’t involved in the process of fighting with the allergen, it isn’t a food allergy, it’s a food intolerance.
The food allergy symptoms can appear in a few minutes after eating the food you’re allergic to, or even in several hours. The food sensitivity may cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, itch, hives, eczema, and flushed skin. Some people can have a runny nose, sneezing or a cough.
It happens when along with the common food allergy the cross-reactivity occurs. For example, if people have an allergic reaction to strawberries, eventually they can become allergic to other berries such as gooseberries, cherries or currants. Also, the people who have a shrimp allergy can become sensitive to crabs over time.
Practically, every product can cause the allergy but the most widespread allergens are cow’s milk, eggs, fish, wheat, mollusks, soy and nuts (especially peanuts).
Nowadays more and more people prefer a natural approach to treating the food allergy, as the medical remedies can be aggressive and they certainly have a side effect. The natural treatment can help not only to relieve the symptoms of the allergy, but it also can prevent the allergic reaction from occurring in the first place.
Natural Ways How to Prevent and Treat Food Allergies
First of all, if you’re allergic, one of your parents have the allergy to the food. If the symptoms of food allergy start appearing, the best way will be to avoid all potentially allergenic foods for a period of time (usually for two or three weeks). This method is an effective one, as you feel better after avoiding the allergenic food without a medical cure.
Lime is a citrus fruit and its juice is very useful if you have food sensitivities. Lime juice mixed with honey and water can work as a powerful detoxifying substance. Drink this mixture for a few weeks and it can eliminate toxins from your body. This special drink can influence the sort of toxins that can confuse your body’s immune system and cause the problems with your protein digestion.
Food Rich in Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a strong anti-allergenic component and it boosts the immune system strength. The foods rich in this important vitamin such as spinach, sunflower seeds, tofu, broccoli, olive oil, avocados, almonds, and rainbow trout, do not falsely recognize acceptable proteins as irritant substances. Eat such products regularly to prevent any allergic reactions.
A mixture of Carrot and Cucumber Juice
This drink is known as a very effective treatment for different food allergies, as both these vegetable juices contain anti-allergenic components, and help to relieve food allergy symptoms like watery or itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose very quickly.
One of the useful herbal ways to treat and prevent food allergies is butterbur. This herb can relieve abdominal pain, facilitate breathing and stop coughing.
Acupuncture belongs to the alternative healing. It is a very effective way to restore the natural balance of the body, regulate metabolic functions and strengthen the immune system. The best thing in using acupuncture is that there are no side effects in contrast to the medical treatment.
Undertaking a short to medium length juice or water fast is one of the fastest and most powerful ways to heal the body of illness, lay a foundation for lifelong health, and literally, regenerate the body from the inside out.
A great many amazing things happen in the body during fasting. The body, as I have said, has its own wisdom—and it knows a lot about fasting. We are evolutionarily designed to fast, and the body knows how to do it very well.
Fasting allows the body to rest, to detoxify, and to heal.
During this time, the body moves into the same kind of detoxification cycle that it normally enters during sleep.
It uses its energy during a fast not for digesting food but for cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and healing any parts of it that are ill.
As a juice or water fast progresses, the body consumes everything it can that is not essential to bodily functioning. This includes bacteria, viruses, fibroid tumors, waste products in the blood, any buildup around the joints, and stored fat.
The result is that the body eliminates its toxin accumulation, just as during a fast the emotional and spiritual bodies eliminate theirs. And although water fasting has always been concerned with both spiritual and emotional healing, it has, as well, been recognized for millennia as one of the most powerful forms of healing for the body.
The physical dynamics that occur during juice and water fasting are complex, and to understand them it helps to understand the process that your body goes through while fasting. The information on physiological changes that are discussed in this article, however, primarily pertains to water fasts. Juice fasting initiates similar but milder changes; the movement into ketosis, for example, is only partial during a juice fast.
Detoxification of the Body
All of us are historically unique in that most of us have developed in a constant bath of synthetic chemicals.
This is a unique evolutionary event— we are, in fact, guinea pigs in a vast uncontrolled experiment. This puts unusual strains on us and our bodies that are unique in evolutionary history.
All of our bodies must somehow find a way to detoxify not only the toxins that humans have encountered throughout their evolutionary development but also these historically unique synthetic chemicals.
In general, juice and water fasting enhances the body’s ability to detoxify.
Timing and Length Guidelines
Recommended Schedule for Water Fasting Diet
Phase 0: Regular Diet
Phase 1: 2 weeks (minimum) low-fat cleansing diet
Phase 2: 3 days fresh juices and herbal teas only
Phase 3: 4–10 days water only
Phase 4: 1–3 days fresh fruit juices; miso soup; mild, heavily steamed vegetables
Phase 5: 4–14 days low-fat cleansing diet
Return to Normal: Regular diet
Recommended Schedule for Juice Fasting Diet
Phase 0: Regular Diet
Phase 1: 2 weeks (minimum) low-fat cleansing diet
Phase 2: 4–30 days fresh juices and herbal teas only
Phase 3: 1-day miso soup and mild, heavily steamed vegetables
Phase 4: 4–14 days low-fat cleansing diet
Return to Normal: Regular diet
The length of time spent on each of these sections preparing and recovering from water fasting depends on a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual condition and needs. Important Note: For every day of a water fast, there should be one day of recovery. If you spend 10 days on a water fast, you should spend at least 10 days recovering before engaging in an intensive activity.
What to Drink During Your Juice Or Water Fast
Important: If you are conducting your own fast, it is extremely important to obtain good water and foods to juice and drink during your fast.
Again, if you are juicing on this fast, obtain only organic vegetables and fruits. Pick them out yourself from a market that feels good and nurturing to you, and choose the ones that seem most alive and healthy to you to the consumer during the cleanse.
Remember: your entire digestive system has stopped its normal functioning during a water or juice fast. It is in a state of hibernation; it is turned off. It needs mild foods at first so that it can slowly come back on-line again. As you take in miso soup or freshly squeezed orange juice, the body and the digestive system begin to wake up again. Digestive enzymes once again start to be produced, and the whole physiology of the body begins to shift from ketosis back to glucose metabolism. Your brain begins to use a different food once more. All your body systems begin to shift in their orientation and performance. Allow them, and you, to take all the time necessary to make this change. Break the fast with very good food. Slowly.
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Laboratory analysis of Shilajit reveals a complete spectrum of every essential mineral on the planet in ionic form—the most easily absorbable and assimilated by the human body.
Treasures may be found everywhere for those who have eyes to see, a perfect example of this being Shilajit, one of the most prized medicines throughout Asia for the last few thousand years. In its wild habitat, you could be forgiven for simply thinking that it was a tar-like substance oozing from the cracks in between rocks high up in the Himalayan Mountains. And the locals did for many thousands of years; however, in ancient times one had to look for clues from nature to better understand their natural habitat, particularly what was safe and what was poison.
Upon seeing packs of native chimps snacking on the Shilajit tar and further observing that those who did seemed to be the strongest, most intelligent and long-lived of the bunch, the indigenous people began ingesting the night-black mineral pitch themselves. When they too began experiencing the benefits, rapid restoration of their health and enhanced cognitive and physical abilities, they knew they had stumbled on a great discovery.
Oral tradition has it that this is how Shilajit was originally discovered. Although Shamans and Medicine Men of the time could not possibly have understood its complex and unusual composition, they could easily discern the beneficial effects Shilajit was having on the people they treated, which was a massive restoration of health and well being.
Maybe so, but maybe not; either way decades of intense scientific analysis and study have revealed that Shilajit is one of the most nutrient-dense substances on the planet. And what’s more, is that the nutrients it contains, such as naturally occurring humic and fulvic acids – two of nature’s most potent detoxifiers of heavy metals and other pollutants that disrupt the natural function of the body, and are quite rare to boot. Known euphemistically as the destroyer of weakness, much can be learned about the incredible properties and benefits of Shilajit by understanding the process of how it is created.
Over the course of millions of years, the lush primeval vegetation that once blanketed Asia was decomposed by the forces of nature, eventually becoming highly compacted under the weight of the mountains, which later formed as continental plates collided. Over 6,500 different species of ancient plants spent many millennia in a sort of geological alchemy that created a thick, black, resin-like substance trapped deep within the Himalayas, Caucasus, and other famous mountain ranges in the region. The relentless monsoons and ever-increasing pressure eventually caused this tar to begin seeping from cracks in rocks in the sides of the mountains.
Scientists also found amino acids, fulvic and humic acids, ellagic acid, fatty acids, and plant sterols, which tend to have a harmonizing effect on the hormonal/endocrine system, among many others.
Purified Ladakhi Shilajit resin from a tenth-generational family of herbal alchemists, considered by many to be some of the world’s best Shilajit. It can be cut with a knife and is similar in texture to hard candy, although more pliable. Photo: Lerina Winter
The Benefits of Shilajit
Shilajit acts on many different systems in the body, earning it a place among the prized natural medicines known as Adaptogens, meaning it helps to restore balance to one’s system; whether that is through reducing excess (stress and cortisol, for example) or nourishing deficiencies within the body’s various systems. One of the primary ways it does this is through its action on the endocrine system. As the master controllers of the body’s thousands of delicately tuned processes, hormones—or the lack thereof—have a very large influence on your health. They control mood, libido, sleep-wake cycles, hair growth, cognition, energy, consciousness and much more. However, Shilajit’s beneficial medicinal properties are not solely limited to the endocrine system. It has also been shown to:
- promote sound sleep
- gain endurance, strength, and stamina
- ability to restore sexual function
- promote cognitive abilities
- reduce anxiety and stress
- improve mood and generally extend one’s lifespan
- reduce pain and inflammation
- healing effect on the digestive tract
- ability to repair ulcerated intestines
- keep harmful bacteria in check
- great re mineralizer and detoxifier
- removes heavy metals
- treat allergies, malnutrition, anemia, and broken bones
- the premium substance for building Qi
- helps to increase the potency of your spinal fluid
Selecting Quality Shilajit
Shilajit can be found seeping wildly in many mountain ranges across Asia, although each culture tends to have its own name for the substance. In Western and Central Asia it is typically referred to as Moomiyo, but in the areas in and around the Himalayas, it is referred to as Shilajit. While this may seem like semantics, it is an important distinction due to the fact that, depending on the source, Shilajit/Moomiyo will have different compositions.
Generally speaking, the best quality Shilajit is believed to originate from the Himalaya area
Shilajit is harvested in remote regions of the Himalayan mountains
However, because Shilajit is somewhat rare and difficult to collect, as well as the fact that the world’s supply originates in developing countries, the quality varies widely in the products currently available through various health food stores and websites worldwide.
The most sought-after and rare form is the night-black mineral resin, with only a handful of companies selling it worldwide. It is a sticky, wet-looking tar that is an intensely concentrated and purified form of Shilajit. It can be pricey, although a little goes a long way, making even a small amount last for months, even at higher dosages.
That being said, there are many excellent, more affordable Shilajit products that come in a powdered form—though they will generally be slightly less concentrated and potent than the pure resin. The primary benefits of the powder are the ease of use, price, and the ability to measure precise amounts, if needed, as the resin itself is quite sticky. When using a powder discernment is needed, as not all brands are equal.
The vast majority of products available worldwide are actually diluted Shilajit powders. Pure Shilajit resin is composed of approximately 2% to 10% naturally occurring humic and fulvic acids with the remaining portion composed of minerals and other medicinal substances.
However, adulterated products are typically 10% to 30% actual Shilajit powder and about 70% to 90% extracted humic and fulvic acids, which can be produced cheaply in a lab and added afterward. While not dangerous, the adulterated Shilajit powders do not possess the same powerful medicinal properties. Shilajit is not grown like most herbs and foods, so there are no organic or conventional distinctions. If authentic and unadulterated, Shilajit is wild-crafted, which is truly what lends it such incredible healing properties.
Authentic, quality Shilajit always has a distinct, strong piercing tar-like odor that is unmistakable. If the product you have does not have a noticeably intense smell or seems ‘faint’ then it is likely old or diluted Shilajit.
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Since the age of 5 after a metaphysical experience during a schoolyard accident involving another child, I became interested in how the spirit/soul interfaces (downloads) into the physical body. Later after becoming aware of and practicing astral traveling and having OOBE further deepened my interest as to how the interface occurs. As a teenager and onwards I would spend hours at a time in float tanks, studying and experimenting the works of William C. Lilly, MegaBrain and the Monroe Institute.
Some are tired of hearing vague wishy-washy airy-fairy words and I am constantly asked to help provide tools that one can put into practice. The below is a simple summary of things one can practice to further enhance your interface. One important thing I learned from Blue was that if we wish to understand how the creative universe and nature operates and everything within it, then we need to first understand how our bodies operate because the two are identical and reflective of each other. The shape of human organs, glands/chakra as white holes and black holes, the communication between cells and how they group together and move, how blood/water flow, how the heart pumps blood as well as the electromagnetic energy around the body etc.
We are a bunch of cells inside a human body which is a cell inside the body of the earth; which is a cell inside the body of the solar system; inside a galaxy; inside a universe; inside another universe; inside another universe etc.
Think Micro and Macro!
Coming from an electronics/computing background I like to describe things in computer terms:
Body = Computer
Inside the computer machine, you have a CPU (central processing unit) = Brain (central nervous system)
Without this, you are literally a living vegetable.
All the circuitry, cables and wires = nervous system, veins and arteries
Your eyes = the computer screen;
ears = the microphone;
speakers = your vocal cords.
The Power Supply (PSU) = heart, pumping life force around your body
Memory is stored in several ways and methods.
There is RAM (Random Access Memory) this can be a hard disk, flash disk or DRAM modules.
Then there is ROM (Read Only Memory) which can be like CD’s/DVD’s, BIOS and firmware.
Without boring detail, there is what I equate to be a CELLULAR memory and SOULULAR memory
(they sound the same for good reason; cell = soul).
Because believe it or not, according to Blue the soul is nothing more than a black-box recorder.
The soul records all experience (stored in the cells) and upon death, it uploads all its experience in soul/cell groups which interface with the All-That-Is.
Yep, technically YOU are God’s Computer!
YOU are the Biological Interface, YOU are the Musical Instrument!
The Operating System (OS), be it Windows XP or VISTA or Apple OSX, is the operating instructions, parameters, and instructions within this universal domain/dimension.
Thus OS = EGO.
And last but not least…
YOU are the User/Operator/Hacker of the BIO-Computer and its Operating System!
It is entirely up to you on how you use/abuse it, what data you choose to download and store in it, which memories you keep accessing, how often you clean it, run antivirus checks on it. (Felt compelled to write the above, however, what is funny when I cross-checked the above synopsis with Blue, they told me that it was an overcomplicated way of looking at things).
So I asked them to do better and give me a simpler analogy – they showed me a SWIMMING POOL! and said YOU are the SWIMMER in water of the BODY of the swimming pool. The water is being constantly recycled, filtered and cleaned. How you swim/flow/waves and care for that water contained in the swimming pool is up to you. This can be expanded to the analogy of an OCEAN.
Essentially – the cleaner and unimpeded the life-force can propagate through your body, the more bio-neural circuitry you have available; the more you will be able to download of yourself making you more sentient, more aware, more awake in this matrix of illusions.
Below are ideas for educational purposes I will update and expand on every now and then.
Your glands – especially your endocrine glands are what keep you young, healthy and alive with the spark of your soul/spirit – look after your glands – your glands are located where you have Chakra points – they are the biological interface to your soul/spirit – the healthier and more functional your glands are operating the more of your-self/soul you can download/realize (real-eyes) into your physical temple (body).
Don’t eat or drink from anything made from plastic i.e. containers, bottles, kettles, wrappers etc – plastics leak xeno-estrogen and other hormone-disrupting toxic chemicals to name a few. Stick to glass or quality stainless steel.
Don’t cook/heat your food/beverages in a microwave as the microwave frequency alters the composition and structure of food which is not resonant with cells. If you must use a microwave use only glass or quality ceramic/China to heat/cook your food.
Learn to breathe correctly – slow and deep – using your lower lungs and abdomen to their full capacity. After a big thunderstorm go outside and breath as much you can the clean fresh air which now contains high levels of negative ions which are very healthy for the electrical function and communication of cells in your body.
Sun & Light
Ensure you get lots of quality sunlight – on your skin and through your eyes – don’t wear sunglasses or shades – your glands through your eyes need the full-color spectrum of light to function and produce hormones correctly and efficiently. Learn to sun-gaze at least 10 minutes each day. Don’t use sunscreen on your skin – UV light is very important, among other benefits, on your skin it creates vitamin-D which is a hormone that is deficient in 90% of western society – sunscreen lotions contain chemicals that become toxic under the heat of the sun and easily absorbed through your skin into your bloodstream.
Learn to Listen
Western society spends 75% of their waking time talking – blah blah blah. Spend more time listening intently to others, nature and to your inner self. Listen to new music/sounds every day. Try Mozart or Vivaldi. If you have difficulty hearing or listening it is possible you are deficient in mineral magnesium.
Smell the Flowers
At least once in your day – take a few minutes out to smell the fragrance of a flower or plant. Nerves in your nose are linked to your glands which produce and release beneficial hormones necessary for health. If you have difficulty smelling it is possible you are deficient in the mineral zinc.
Taste & Smell Your Food
Stop – don’t gulp your food down – slow down and take them a few minutes to actually smell, chew and taste your food – not only does the extra chewing help your digest the food more efficiently through the release of enzymes and vitamins in the food – your taste buds are linked to glands which upon the type of taste (sour, pungent etc) release hormones and specific digestive juices which prepare/signal your cells to open, absorb and utilize nutrients more efficiently.
Alternate to Expand and Rewire your Neural Circuitry
Everyday – do something different – use your other hand or foot to kick or draw or write. Learn to eat or write with your other hand. Brush your teeth with your other hand. Walk a different route. Drive a different route. Simply use your senses in different ways always alternating. Eat a different food you haven’t eaten before. Smell a different fragrance. Read and Listen to something different.
Alkalize Your Body. Your body is 70%+ water. Like a swimming pool, the pH of water must be kept at a neutral pH leaning more towards alkaline. Western society in the majority of cases leans towards the acidic side. Too much stress, sugar, starch, meat, pollution, metals, plastic will make your body acidic. An acid body produces and acid mind, depletes & leaches your minerals and inefficiently utilizes the oxygen and nutrients to your cells. i.e. an acid body cannot absorb nutrients nor oxygen causing your cells to starve and eat themselves (cancer). 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with some lemon juice in a glass of water before bed-time is worth its weight in gold.
Plants to Detox the Air
Surround yourself with as many indoor plants you can tolerate as they will absorb pollutants in the air you breathe – they are a natural air filter.
Fluoride is a Nerve and Brain Cell Killer
Further fluoride calcifies your glands making them hard as rocks and dis-functional – supplement with iodine which will expel and knock out fluoride from your body. Most western diets are deficient in iodine explaining hypothyroid conditions and slow metabolism.
Chlorine = Cancer
Taken in excess is one of the major cancer-causing agents in the human body as well as a nerve gas in warm/hot temperatures – learn to use sodium thiosulphate (found cheaply at swimming pool shops) which is natures natural de-chlorinator.
Soil & Food
Modern mass production farming practices have destroyed the soil filling it with toxic fertilizers made from heavy metals, plastics, and other toxins. Food grown in this way does not contain adequate nutrients & enzymes and can be toxic. Further, it is picked un-ripened and chemically treated to last on supermarket shelves. By the time you cook and have eaten it – it is devoid of nutrients. If at all possible grow some if not all your fruit & veg or befriend a farmer who grows food in a healthy and non-toxic way.
Supplement with Magnesium & Zinc
North Americans tested for vitamin and mineral deficiencies have found the following; 86% were magnesium deficient, 70% were zinc deficient, 82% were vitamin B6 deficient, 65% were selenium deficient. Note: 300+ enzymes in the body require magnesium to activate and function correctly. The next largest enzyme co-activator is zinc with 100+ enzymes depending on zinc. Selenium deficiencies are well reported in people with breast and prostate cancer. Eat foods high in these minerals and vitamins or supplement where possible.
This is Medical Grade Magnesium, which is the highest grade Magnesium on the market period. This can be used to soak in a hot bath with for maximum absorption into the body. It’s important not to confuse this with Epsom Salt as Epsom is actually a company and the quality of the salt provided by them is seriously in question as you will read across the internet. We only obtain the best for the best, if it’s going to bare the Secret Energy label it must be of the highest standard. Magnesium Sulfate helps to eliminate Magnesium deficiency which leads to cell degeneration, sleeping disorders, depression, heavy metal toxicity, pH imbalance, anxiety, stupor, paranoia, and a plethora of issues.
This course provides a guide along with techniques and tutorials on personal internal cleansing and purification. It gives you all the pointers in keeping the light body that functions on plasma tuned and effective in conducting energy. Subjects such as better dream recall, the incarnation process, and many others are all elaborated in great detail. This course includes Virtual Cleanse, a tutorial filmed over several days utilizing the Blessed Herbs Internal Cleansing system. This course also features tutorials on crystal therapy, water purification, and many other sought-after topics related to the subject matter.