Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Foods high in Magnesium

Photobucket Since Prograf depletes our bodies from Calcium and Magnesium here are two posts listing foods high in both these vitamins.  This one is on Magnesium and the prior post is on Calcium.

Beans (soybeans, white beans, black beans, lima beans)

raw broccoli
prune juice
pumpkin seeds
tomato paste
whole wheat bread

Healthaliciousness.com claims that the top 10 foods high in Magnesium are as follows:
#1: Bran (Rice, Wheat, and Oat)
#2: Dried Herbs
#3: Squash, Pumpkin, and Watermelon Seeds
#4: Cocoa Powder (Dark Chocolate)
#5: Flax, Sesame Seeds, and Sesame Butter (Tahini)
#6: Brazil Nuts
#7: Sunflower Seeds
#8: Almonds and Cashews (Mixed nuts, Pine Nuts)
#9: Molasses
#10: Roasted Soybeans (Edamame)
Click on their link above or this one for more information 

Celebrate Life,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Foods High In Calcium

Since Prograf depletes our bodies from Calcium I decided to make a post of foods high in Calcium to help our bodies along.
Dried Herbs
Sesame Seeds – Tahini (sesame seed butter)
Flax seeds
Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kelp kale, broccoli, Swiss chard, celery, Greens (collard, turnip, mustard and dandelion), bok choy and okra
Brazil nuts
Black beans, navy beans, soybeans
Soy yogurt/soy milk
Animal products:
Milk, Yogurt and other dairy products
Not only will all these foods give you plenty of calcium they will provide many other health benefits as well. A good resource for foods high in calcium by food group is here.

Celebrate Life,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kidney Cleanse

Being an advocate for raw foods and a lung transplant recipient I wanted to research ways to keep my kidneys healthy since the medication I am on could affect my kidneys.  So I figured there would be some good produce that would assist in cleansing the kidney.  What I found out was that the best way for everyone to keep their kidneys healthy is by drinking a lot water.  Yes some claim that purified and filtered water is best but we can all start by trying to drink good quality water.  Others claim that juicing cucumbers and or celery is an excellent alternative to water.  Yes smoothies would aid in a kidney cleanse but it seems it would help most because we would be cleansing our body and getting rid of excess waste.  The smoothies themselves would not directly detox the kidneys.

Since keeping hydrated is the best way to keep our kidneys clean then produce that is high in water content would be great to eat (spinach, watermelon, grapes, berries, parsley, wheat grass).  Of course many say to use organic produce but if you use conventional or organic produce it is still recommended to wash the produce with a high quality produce wash.

Juice fasting is also a way to cleanse the kidneys.  A watermelon cleanse has also been suggested but not for diabetics.  This is where you eat only watermelon for a day.  You can eat as many watermelons as you would like for a day.

Celebrate Life,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Raw Food Phase 2 Day 3 - Aura

Tonight I got a picture of my Aura. The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds our bodies. Every living object in the universe has an aura. These magnetic energies vary in density and go in and out of the body. They also extend above the head about 2 to 3 feet and below the feet into the ground. The predominate color surrounding most of the upper part of my body in my aura picture was yellow. I had some blue around my chest and the neatest thing in the picture is that you can see my lungs. It looks like an x-ray of my lungs and this area is black.I will get this picture scanned and put it up on the blog.

Raw nutrients of the day:
16oz kiwano horned melon and mango juice
6oz young coconut water
1oz E3Live algae
2 Quinary
2 NuPlus
2 Fortune Delight
1 very large cantaloupe
2 5" plates of various salads
48 oz Calli

Quote of the day:

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus." - Oprah Winfrey

Live life,

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