5 Ways in 5 Days to Lose 5lbs & Live Healthier


Almost everyone is looking for the best way to stay fit and healthy. Diets come and go, as does the weight. One minute you’re fit and trim, the next minute your clothes don’t fit. Weight needs to be managed just as much as stress does. Stress causes us to overeat and consume the wrong foods and beverages. So here are some pointers from a naturopathic doctor who is well familiar with the struggle to stay fit and healthy.

1. It’s important to connect to a higher power by having faith and to believe in yourself and that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Our bodies are wired to listen to our brains. The human mind is very powerful and it is in charge of our body. It is not the body that should dictate what you do but your mind. Have you ever seen a king walking and his servant riding on the horse?

2. Use natural foods and herbal supplements like Schisandra berries or Ashwaghanda to manage your stress hormones. In addition to fun sweaty exercise, also known as exercise, it’s good to take natural supplements that can boost brain power, energy, will power, mood and vitality. I love Schisandra berries and so do my clients. When you’re feeling a little flustered, a cup of Schisandra berries tea will make you relax and not take out your stress on those closest to you, as humans tend to do. They are definitely not your typical berry. This dynamic superberry counters stress by reducing the number of stress hormones in the blood. It is considered an adaptogen, meaning that it can adapt to the broad needs of your body. Schisandra helps to decrease fatigue and improve mental and physical endurance. Many athletes use the superberry to improve performance. Schisandra berries also help the liver to function well, it aids the digestion system and boosts the immune system. In addition, Schisandra fights cancer cells by boosting immunity. It also beautifies the skin. To make a Schisandra berry wine tonic, soak the berries in a wine for about three to four weeks. You can also make a tea by boiling or steeping the berries, add a bit of honey and enjoy the unusual taste and thrilling benefits of these dynamic little berries.

3. Detoxify your body and your blood by making a tea out of burdock and dandelion leaves, ginger, cascara sagrada, and peppermint leaves. Drink lots of water. Eliminate by going to bathroom often. Use 1 tsp of the above to 1 liter of water, boil for 5 minutes and let cool. Drink a very small teacup each morning.

4. Take a 5 day watermelon fast or flush if you are physically able to. Check with your doctor first. In those five days, you can eat as much watermelon as you like, juice the watermelon, drink lots of water, lots of herbal tea.

5. Do a steam therapy detox or steam sauna once or twice during the five days. Drink lots of water to replenish all the fluids lost. Ask your doctor if you are ill or have health issues before going on this regimen.

Dr. Simone Lord is a board certified naturopath and iridologist. She is a pastor and the author of 5 books. Dr. Lord practices naturopathy at her juice bar and health food café and also church and wellness center. She is currently building a restoration retreat spa cabin in the foot of the Catskills mountains, NY, in a sweet town called Ellenville. Visit www.DrSimoneLord.com to learn more.

Balance Your pH & Getting Healthy by Dr. Simone Lord

The reason many people fall sick is because some of their vital organs, tissues and blood break down. This is actually caused by deficiencies of nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their diet. Many people are also unable to digest or absorb these crucial nutrients and minerals. These food substances provide very important nutrients, and when our bodies don’t get them it starts the breakdown of vital organs. These deficiencies can be traced to our food supply and the soil that grows the food supply. Very often, the soil from whence most of our foods come from are lacking in rich minerals. My objective is to show how getting the right food substances, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, fats and carbohydrates can bring or keep our bodies back into balance and perfect health. My goal is to show how preventative medicine, through feeding our body, mind and spirit the right food substances, along with lifestyle changes can cause us to live a long, prosperous and healthy life.

PH stands for power or potential of hydrogen, that is, how many hydrogen ions are in a solution, which determines acidity or alkalinity of that solution. pH can measure the speed of digestion.

Everything in life is about balance. pH is no different. Our bodies can be too acidic or too alkaline.  We want to have a balanced pH of between 6.4 to 6.6 in order for our bodies to absorb essential minerals such as iron, iodine, manganese, magnesium, potassium and more.  We can test pH by using pH strips.  You put the strip under your tongue and remove after about five seconds. Next you match the color up with the chart on the Universal pH strips. The ideal color should be a cool mint green, light jade color. The more yellow the color of the strip, the more acidic you are. The darker the green turning to dark purple, the more alkaline you are. Ideally you want to be in the middle… a mint color.

The saliva pH tells the condition of the liver, while the urine pH will tell the condition of the way the body is functioning and eliminating waste materials.

Many problems arise from high acidity, such as joint pain and inflammation. Interestingly enough, high acidity comes from one’s diet. So we should be careful to have a balanced diet. Many Americans consume too much acidic foods giving disease a door to come into entire families. Many diseases that are said to be hereditary are based on the diets of one’s parents and ancestors. The diet and foods that are part of one’s heritage or culture, if not balanced, can cause history to repeat itself. So if someone’s dad died of prostate cancer, the chances are higher that the sons may get prostate cancer because of some of the dietary habits that were inherited.  Breaking the cycle is not difficult, with careful and keen diet and lifestyle analysis.

Balancing the body’s pH will lead to better health and longevity. There are many foods, fruits and vegetables that can influence one’s pH.

Highly Acidic Foods for when pH is too alkaline include asparagus, barley, dried beans, beechnuts, beef, buckwheat, bread, butter, cashews, cereals, cheese, chestnuts, chicken, chocolate, clams, cod liver oil, cottage cheese, cornmeal, crab, cream, eggs, farina, fish, flour, frog legs, ham, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, hominy, honey, horseradish, lamb, lentils, lobster, mackerel, maple syrup, margarine, mussels, mushrooms, oats, pasta, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, pomegranate, pork, prunes, rice, rye, sauerkraut, salmon, scallops, smoked herring, sole, pasta, sugar, syrups, tapioca starch, turkey, walnuts, wheat germ and wine.

 Highly Alkaline Foods for when the pH is too acidic include:

Alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples or apple cider, apricots, artichokes, bananas, beets, beet tops, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, burdock, cabbage, cantaloupe, carob, carrots, chlorella, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, chives/scallions, coconut,  cucumbers, currants , cranberries, dandelion greens, dates, dill, figs, flaxseed, garlic, grapes, grapefruit,  guava, huckleberries, Irish moss, kelp, leeks, lemons, lettuce, limes, mango, melons, millet, mint, molasses, mulberries, barley, collard greens, mustard greens, nectarines, okra, olives, olive oil, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, parsnips, passion fruit, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plums, radishes, raisins, raspberries, rhubarb, Romaine lettuce, rutabagas, sea grass, sorrel, soybeans, spinach, squash, dulse, sea vegetables, spirulina, strawberries, Swiss chard, pumpkin, tangerine, turnips, Vegetable oils, water chestnuts, watercress, watermelon.

Tofu is an alkalizing protein while pork, meats, bacon, beef, turkey, shrimp, clams tend to be acidifying protein.

Some health problems that can arise when the body’s PH is too acidic are:

Liver disease, lung disease, osteoporosis , bone loss, Crohn’s disease, bladder, kidney problem, mineral deficiency, muscle wasting, thinning of skin, low energy, loss of teeth, cold sores, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, mood swings, anemia, reproductive problems, muscle cramping…if the urine is acidic, we may see reproductive problems as well. (Manganese is not being absorbed and the reproductive system loves manganese.)

When the pH is above 6.6, it is moving in an alkaline direction. One can expect colon problems, parasites, yeast and bacterial growth. This alkaline condition can cause a toxic colon, constipation, a toxic lymphatic system, sinus problems and upper respiratory infections. Skin can also be affected, lack of oxygen in the liver, pigmentation problems, sometimes body odor. Vitamin C may be lacking.

The liver has six needs for its best performance. If it’s not getting enough mineral, it starts deteriorating and other organs are affected negatively as well. The top needs of the liver are: Water, Oxygen, Calcium, Vitamin A, Iron and Iodine. Consider what foods or supplements you are currently taking that feeds your liver. What is your current source of calcium? Are you drinking enough good water? Eating enough green leafy vegetables? Where is your iron coming from? We must pay attention to the needs of our body, provide for these needs in order to live our healthiest lives.

Without proper pH balance, digestion and elimination move at the wrong frequency and essential minerals and nutrients cannot be absorbed into the body. We need minerals and nutrients to function at 100%. Intramaxx has all the minerals we need, call us to obtain a bottle that will last you about a year.

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