Archive for April, 2008
This week’s recipe was sent in by Laquita, who lives in
Lenoir City, Tennessee. She writes: “A delicious raw soup
4 cups fresh orange juice
1 fresh mango peeled and chopped
4 cups peeled, chopped, butternut squash
8 dates pitted and chopped
1/2 teaspoon curry
Blend 1/2 of each ingredient till smooth. Blend remaining
half till smooth. Stir batches together, place in
individual serving bowls, garnish with raw slices of banana
and mint. Serve & ENJOY!
When the choice is made to start The Healthy Dancer’s Diet, Fiber Cleanse is recommended from day one. This product will be taken for about the first three months on the diet change. If taking the capsule form, start with four pills and gradually move up to eight pills per day. The best time to take Fiber Cleanse half an hour after the first carrot juice of the morning.
An explanation of why breakfast is not eaten on The Dancer’s Diet, will help the understanding of a fiber based cleanse. From a few hours before we retire for the night until the following day around noon, the body is in a naturally cleansing state. It is recommended that no food is eaten as it will only hinder this process because the body will have to use more energy to digest and separate more food. This is why juices are used for our morning nutrients because they do not contain any fiber.
A serving of Fiber cleanse will aid the body in completing this process as it is only pure fiber that can go directly into the digestive track and push out all that remains. Once the initial three months of fiber cleanse is completed, it is recommended that organic flax seed take it’s place.
Fiber cleanse literally scrapes the walls of the intestines of a colon as it goes through the system and out the bowels. The body does the same thing with vegetables and fruit by separating the juice from the fiber and keeping the nutrient rich juice and getting rid of the fiber. So why to we want more fiber?
The ingredients, such as flax seed, in Fiber Cleanse are rougher than naturally occurring fibers in fruits and vegetables and therefore can scrape the waste that has been building up. As the digestive track gets clearer, the more effective the body can eliminate waste. Here is a motto that puts it all together. “A healthy colon is healthy body.”
We can eat all the good foods we want but if we are not doing anything to cleanse our colon then the food will just sit block our system up. This is the major contributor to most bowel related conditions such as Chrome’s, irritable bowel, and a host of others including removing lengths of the digestive tract. This can be very painful but the body feels incredible release and lightness after adopting cleansing into the diet. Furthermore, weight is lost as a result of years of waste finally exiting the body. This truly is one of the most amazing feeling one experiences on The Healthy Dancer’s Diet.
A key to the dancer’s diet is a cleansing process combined with the proper diet. If the proper combination is not attained the cleansing is a waste of time and money. In the previous two lessons we first discussed the type of foods that were designed to go into our body and then we talked about what food should not go into the body. In order to maintain a clean healthy system this balance must be obtained. When taking a cleansing product it is imparitive that one eats natural and mostly raw food as well as obstain from eating the five bad food groups.
When starting on The Healthy Dancer’s diet, it is recommended that a product called Fiber Cleanse be taken. It is all natural and organic and can be taken as either a powder or capsule form. This will aid in removing years of build up of food due to wrong eating.
Dead or cooked foods such as chicken have no enzymes to break it down once it is in the stomach. So some of this stays in the body tucked away in the very long intestines and colon. The intestinal tract is like a tube which curves and winds in the stomach and the undigested food ferments along the folds of these patterns.
This recipe can be found on page 200 of Rhonda Malkmus’
358-page, spiral bound, best selling book “Recipes for Life
…from God’s Garden,” published by Hallelujah Acres. (This
book contains over 400 recipes that fit The Hallelujah
Diet, and is available on our website at
or by calling 1.800.915.9355.)
2 cups carrots (finely grated)
1/4 cup red pepper (finely chopped)
1/2 cup celery (finely chopped)
1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup broccoli florets (finely chopped)
1 cup freshly extracted carrot juice
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Celtic Sea Salt to taste (optional)
Clean and grate carrots. Finely chop vegetables and mix
together. Add carrot juice and seasonings (You can vary
amounts of juice to produce a thicker or thinner soup).
Stir to blend. Serve with a nice garden salad. ENJOY!
In order for our bodies to be in a health promoting state they must contain pure fluids and unblocked cells. The fluids in the cells are called protoplasmic and are the key to the success of healing and health on The Dancer’s Diet. Importance must be emphasized on putting pure natural foods and fluids into our bodies and avoiding harmful ones such as Caffeine.
Caffeine contains one of these protoplasmic poisons called theobromine which is found in cocoa beans of coffee and chocolate. Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant with over eighty percent of the population consuming it. It comes in the form of coffee, chocolate, tea and these all contain substances called methyxanthines.
Caffeine gives us myriad of physical ailments. Caffeine is known to cause birth defects in babies and should be avoided in pregnancy. It also causes enlargement of breast tissues which leads to benign lumps and can even be connected to breast cancer. Avoiding caffeine will help prevent bone disorders as it is shown to cause a loss of calcium in the bones. There are many obvious signs that caffeine is an addictive drug such as headaches, fatigue, tension and depression lasting for many days after with drawing from it. Finally, this drug also promotes the following examples: elevated heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, frequent urination, increased gastric acid secretion (which contributes to indigestion, gastritis, and ulcers), nervousness, irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea.
Our bodies are made up of cells and minerals. Minerals are necessary in the diet in order to promote strong limbs, bones, muscles and so on. It is important that these necessities are digested in the correct form because they will assimilate in our body only if they are LIVING. Living minerals are found in a small enough form in the water portion of vegetables and fruits. This is how minerals are supposed to be consumed. So this brings us to the issue of salt. It is a mineral and must be examined to ensure we consume the correct form of it.
Our bodies need only 250mg of sodium each day in order flush our cells, maintain a balance of fluid, give regulation to the circulatory system, and keep nerve impulses normal. Sodium and Chloride are essential to the body and can be found in raw vegetable and fruits as well as UNREFINED Sea Salt. Beets, celery, figs, kale, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, red peppers and radishes are all examples of way to naturally receive our daily intake of sodium chloride.
The above description is recommended over refined or “table” salt in getting our daily need because the body assimilates natural products. Table salt goes through a process taking unrefined salt and bringing it to 1200 degrees Farenhiet thus taking away eighty naturally occurring elements. This gives the body protoplasmic poison and disrupts the circulatory system, nervous system and balance of fluid.
Instead of getting only 250 mg per day most people are consuming from 4000 to 10,000 mg per in diet sodas, hamburgers, eggs, frozen dinners, bottled veggie juices (V8) and chips just to name a few.
As well as being addictive and a cause of high blood pressure table salt promotes diseases such asedema, obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, PMS, and manic-depression
It is a healthy suggestion to switch to eating whole grains as opposed to refined grains found in white breads, pastas, rice, and cereals. Whole grains are raw in their whole form. We see more of what are called “refined grains” in grocery stores today like white and whole wheat breads.
We have already discussed fiberless, acidic, and dead foods in previous lessons. Refined grains are also part of this group so focus will be put on explaining other issues of what refined grains do in the body. One of these being that grains in their refined form are highly starchy and cause mucus formation. Reducing the amount of grains in the diet can help us stay away from learning disorders, schizophrenia as well as asthma, allergies, gluten intolerance, digestive disturbances, yeast infections, various mucus and congestive conditions, several types of arthritis, chronic overeating, Candida, and the ability to loose weight. Again similar to animal products and sugar, refined grains cause emotional instability, blood sugar disorders, and suppressed immunes systems.
If loosing weight a goal, staying away from refined grains would be a big help. Refined grains are addictive and therefore lead to overeating. This happens because of the addictive nature as discussed in sugar and also because there are very little nutrients in the grains. The body may feel hunger shortly after eating bread or pasta because it’s nutritional level is wanting more satisfaction. This causes us to overeating which can be seen in the ever increasing obesity in the country.
In order to gain energy and loose weight the dancer’s diet uses whole grains instead of refined grains. Refined grains have lead to the following diseases in the body: acne, addiction to drugs and caffeine, alcoholism, allergies, anxiety, behavior problems, binge eating, bloating, bone loss, Candidiasis, depression, difficulty concentrating, eczema, edema, emotional problems, fatigue, food cravings,
hormonal problems, hyperactivity, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, mental illness, mood swings, premature aging, psoriasis, and the list goes on and on.