‘Throughout this blog there are links to case studies, showing results of people using CBD to combat cancer and other diseases’
Why is Passion 4 Juice writing this blog? As nutritional healers we like to use plants, herbs and food for healing. These are gifts from nature and are there for us to use and make available for all. Lets us ask you: “What would you do if you or a family member had cancer? I know this is one of the first treatments I would use!”
Can Cannabinoids Treat Cancer?
Researchers first started looking at the anticancer properties of canninboids in the 1970’s. With hundreds of papers written on the subject ever since. More and more data is being collected, along with more and more scientists becoming increasing aware that cannaboids CBD is and can stop cancer tumours from growing along with even reducing them! AND… not just cancer.
Thinking of Detoxing in between Christmas and New Year?
It’s Christmas time and theres no need to be afraid… Coz at Christmas time, everyone overindulges on chocolate, champagne and turkey. Festive spirit takes hold and we just cant say no to that last mince pie, chocolate bar and all thing sweet….
When Christmas is over, everyone begins to regret all those alcoholic drinks, lemon cheesecake slices, Christmas pudding seconds and thirds and even fourths. Another helping of Mums home made turkey curry? That top button undone and the post Christmas slump in the big armchair begins…
But in the New Year you decide new resolutions, new prospects and the attempt to get rid of the Christmas waistline?
Time to clean the system and remove those toxins, for a fresher start to the year.
Toxins and how to get rid of them
Drinking alcohol and eating starchy, fatty foods can harm your digestive system. An overload of toxins can stop the body working properly, making ones self feel bloated or constipated, or both. We feel sluggish and need some help getting back to normal after the Christmas indulgence. Toxins are acidic and therefore too much of them can imbalance our body’s PH levels, potentially leading to acidosis which can bring on many different diseases.
So look at fruit and vegetable that will balance this out, celery, cucumber, apples and of course avoiding fizzy drinks.
Why is detoxing so important?
Detoxing can remove waste and toxins within the body, especially dead cells or parasites, leaving your digestive system to do its job properly. It can also replenish your good bacteria (probiotics) and ensure that any bad areas of the digestive system can be restored back to health. Drinking Kombucha is a good way to help.
Detoxing is all about what works for you. A good diet and regular exercise is a great way to start. Look at getting a good quality juicer.
Cut out caffiene, alcohol and fizzy drinks. If you’ve put on a few pounds over the Christmas period, cut down on glutin and heavy foods, starch and sugar. If you can, try to cut out dairy for a while too. Look at juicing blueberries and apples and add ginger as this will help with a healthy digestive system.
Here at Passion 4 Juice on 27th december we will be bringing the 3 day detox – Designed by Trish Tucker-May to help with the Christmas Muffin Top, the sluggish feeling, the over indulgence. Bringing nutritional healing to you and your body.
While doing the detox the aim is to eat as clean as possible. Focus on eliminating wheat, dairy, meat, caffeine and processed foods. This will take some planning and preparation. Think about cleaning out your kitchen cupboard and fridge beforehand so you won’t be tempted by what is in your fridge.
Don’t be surprised if you feel a bit lousy, especially on day 2 and 3. It will pass and buy day 4 you will feel better – read all the way to the end as there are some great cleansing techniques that will help you avoid to many bad headaches as you cleanse.
The number one key to any detox is HYDRATION. The body is 75% water, all the organs and systems run on water, without sufficient water the body is physiologically stressed. That means water, freshly pressed vegetable or fruit juices and herbal teas NOT tea, coffee, green tea, fizzy drinks, concentrated fruit juice or alcohol – these are all caffeinated or acidic, or both, they dehydrate and create stress. The first thing I do with my health clients is start them on hydration therapy. It is very straightforward and I want you to make a note of this and treat it like a prescription from the doctor – just do it!
Hedgerows offer a larder of healthy seasonal food, and you can find some great free foods in your local countryside; blackberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, sloes, elderflower, nettles and dandelions. All can be used in cooking and are delicious when made into juices and smoothies.
Don’t be afraid to over pick as your harvest can be frozen and saved for when you find a recipe you want to try. Clean the produce well and try to pick from the higher branches or bushes where possible.
You may also be able to get apples and pears for free but do make sure they’re not on private land! And don’t be afraid to ask if you can share fruit from neighbours, either for payment or a share of your delicious recipes.
Keep your eyes open when walking in the countryside; it tastes so much better knowing you picked the ingredients rather than buying them from a supermarket.
One of the number one reasons people go to their GP is because they are feeling ‘tired all the time’. Are you feeling tired, bloated, not sleeping well?
Good gardeners know about the importance of sunlight, water and feeding plants well. But what about you? I am coaching a couple of excellent gardeners at the moment. They know how to grow awesome veggies and beautiful plants but need some help when it comes to themselves. You cannot feed your body lots of sugar, tea and bread and expect to be vibrant and blossoming.
The importance of magnesium – it is so vital for every cell function – for good breathing, sleep, immune support, emotional balance, digestion – every function of every cell in our body needs magnesium – and magnesium is very deplete in our soil so we really need It is one of the supplements I do recommend to be taken daily. Magnesium oil and Epsom Salt baths are also excellent for topping up via the skin.
Summer Time and the living is easy… Hundreds of thousands of people will be flocking to festivals to enjoy long weekends full of music, interesting speakers, open-air theatre, outdoor dance and hopefully sunshine!
The festival season is a time to let our hair down and enjoy ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect our health. Follow our simple tips to look after your mind and body ensure you return home as healthy and well as when you left. Make room in your bag for these boosting and hydrating snacks to keep you healthy, happy, and energized all day and late into night.
Fresh pressed juices and smoothies are among the best drinks available if you’re focused on weight loss.
Juices are an excellent way of getting nutrient dense fruit and vegetables into the body, feeding the cells and helping shift excess weight. Juices are a fantastic way to get more than your 5 a day vegetable requirement and can be quickly and easily absorbed by the body. A green smoothie can be a complete health package, containing vitamins, nutrients, natural sugars and living enzymes. It’s energy on tap. Fresh pressed juice cleanses the body of toxins and contains living enzymes, vital for health and well-being.
Slow and steady – in this case – most definitely wins the race. It isn’t really a race… One of the most misconstrued ideas around weight-loss is that you need to dramatically cut calories in-order-to lose weight. It’s often accompanied by following strict rules and trying to stick to an unrealistic number of calories each day – does 1200 kcal sound familiar? The average energy intake for adults is approximately 2’080 kcal/day (8’700kj/day). Reducing your energy intake by approximately 500 kcal/day is the best place to start for most individuals – helping to reduce weight by approximately 0.5 kg/week.
In addition – that golden rule “Calories in = Calories out” – #not-always. What happens in the kitchen, doesn’t stay in the kitchen when it comes to weight loss – the biggest contributor to holding on to that extra weight is what you’re putting in your mouth, followed by how long you spend sitting on your bum – a lack of regular physical activity is a major contributor to weight-gain and hinders weight-loss.
So – here are some practical and easy guidelines you can follow:
Asthma medication was a big part of my life. I could go out without my puffers and if I did I would freak out. From birth I had bronchial problems. Puffers, anti-histamines and carrying round an Epipen full of adrenalin were just part of my life dependant on drugs to control my allergies. At 14 I started juicing. I began with combinations like carrot and apple, I gradually progressing to more extraordinary and unusual taste sensations. Now I love anything with ginger and a chunk of turmeric.
Asthma and allergies are indicators that the body has resorted to an increase in production of histamine. This is the sensor for the metabolism of water and its distribution within the body. According to Dr F Batmanghelidj in his wonderful book “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water”, when the body is adequately hydrated (link to blog of hydration) histamine activity will remain unexaggerated. When the body is dehydrated, histamine activity becomes exaggerated for water regulation and this has a knock on effect for the immune system and lung function. I wish I had read this book while I was growing up. Anyone with allergies and asthma in the family should get a copy of this book.