Prevention is the biggest cure for any type of cancer. Food is the first form of medicine, providing your food is nutritious and full of healing properties.
According to Ayurvedic tradition diet plays almost 80% into the equation of overall health. 80% of your immune system resides in your gut (healthy flora), and 80% of your energy is potentially wasted on the digestive process!
The goal of this page is to provide traditional wisdom, which you may not have exposure to everyday. Wisdom will come in the form of experience, recipes, ayurvedic traditions, meta-physics, fasts, and ways to help change your overall lifestyle.
You have an unsurpassed power inside of you as a Generator Organizer and Destroyer, to manifest what you intend to. It’s time we take the power back into shaping our own lives as an individual. These steps can be taken with other treatments such as if you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy, or being treated medically.
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Tips & Tricks
For a woman to eliminate, that is, to pass her stool, once in 24 hours is not safe, however for a man it is okay. A woman should pass her stool within 18 hours, due to if she doesn’t menstrual problems will pursue. Many problems for women can come such as cramps, dizziness, headaches, irregular cycles, and moodiness.
Chew well, and slow, the stomach doesn’t have any teeth. As the food enters your mouth, this is the first step of digestion. When chewing allow all the juices of the mouth to merge with the food, creating acid and mixing it with your food helping break it down before it enters the torso.
Wheatberries are said to prevent stomach cancer, intestinal tract cancer, or colon cancer, if you honestly eat them. Many times in India, people would dedicate one day of the week to wheatberry day. Your system will have to accustom itself to eating these wheatberries. They take a long time to boil, and don’t taste very pleasant. You can overcome this by mixing honey or raw unpasteurized milk with them.
The following foods are said to help relieve gas: (1) black pepper, (2) cardamon.
(1) Black pepper should be freshly ground from whole black peppercorns. It aids in the digestion of food. Sprinkled on melons it helps to prevent the formation of gas.
(2) Cardamon. For gas and wind, boil water, add 4 or 5 crushed cardamon pods, boil a few minutes more, add honey and drink after it’s cooled down.
The following foods stimulate stomach acids: (1) chili, (2) citrus, (3) water.
(1) The health giving properties of chili are that it stimulates circulation, helps digestion (by stimulating enzymes and hydrochloric acid in stomach), and is beneficial to the kidneys, spleen, and pancreas.
(2) Citrus taken an hour or less before a meal activates the stomach acids to prepare for oncoming foods. (Raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, has a similar effect. Try 1 tsp mixed with 1 tsp of honey if the taste is unbearable)
(3) Drink a lot of water if you are deficient in hydrochloric acid.
Your entire body is based on what it can assimilate, the stomach doesn’t do any assimilation. The stomach simply looks at what you have eaten, which proteins are there, which vitamins, minerals, etc., then mixes everything up and sends it to the intestines. Then the colon does it’s number in the process. After your food is digested, the remnants have to go out. When you answer the call of nature, look down and see if the stool is settled or swimming. If it is lighter than water, you have digested well; otherwise most of the food has gone to waste. If your residue has no vitamins, no minerals, and no food value, it will be lighter than water. If your stools are sinking, you are sinking! The stools should float. If they sink, stop eating as much. Go on self-digestive foods, like mung beans and basmati rice, or steamed vegetables. Stay on the diet until it starts floating!
(1) carrots, (2) papaya
(1) Carrots have vitamin C and calcium. They have a soothing healing action on the digestive organs, and are highly alkaline.
(2) Papaya is an especially healing food for the stomach and intestinal disorders. It’s a heavenly fruit. Hawaiian varieties are ripe and ready to eat when the skins are yellow to orange colon and feel a little soft. Most come from Mexico and are ripe when most of the green is gone from the outside, turning yellow or orange. It’s high in vitamins A, B, C, D, and also calcium. The seeds can be dried and ground into a powder similar to seasoning food with pepper.
Several foods known to cleanse the digestive tract are (1) beets, (2) garlic, (3) oranges, (4) melons.
(1) Beets in any form clean out the intestinal tract.
(2) Garlic neutralizes bacteria in the colon and small intestines.
(3) Oranges stimulate intestinal peristalsis (the pulsating movement of the bowls), causing hardened wastes, accumulated over the years, to be eliminated. If you use orange juice, make sure its freshly squeezed. Fresh as in consuming within 2 days of squeezing, not buying orange juice at the grocery store.
(4) Melons cleanse the large and small intestines, which otherwise cannot be properly cleansed. It will help revitalize the body and remove poisons from the body.
Digestive Aids: To improve the digestive system, start sleeping on the belly to begin with. When you sleep on your stomach, it creates a lot of gastric juices and improves the digestive system.
Foods that help with digestion are: (1) apples, (2) limes, (3) onions, (4) papayas, & (5) sarsaparilla.
(1) An apple eaten at the end of a meal is a digestive aid.
(2) Limes aid digestion and are a powerful antiseptic. They also treat colds, liver problems, scurvy, dysentery, and fever, Limes are of course rich in vitamin C.
(3) Onions aid in digestive disorders.
(4) The papayas is rich in papain, which is a digestive enzyme. It is also rich in Vitamin C and is an excellent cleansing food.
(5) Sarsaparilla is good for digestion. Sarsaparilla’s qualities also include blood purification, it is helpful for chronic rheumatism, skin disorders, psoriasis, general weakness, sexual impotence, and as an antidote to toxic effects of poison. (including food poisoning. It’s a natural source of male and female sex hormones.
Bloating: Some people have the tendency to bloat up, so the belly becomes bigger and bigger. The remedy for this is to take 12oz of cucumber juice instead of coffee.
Healing from Cancer: There is a very old saying, a raw onion a day keeps the cancer away. Raw onion is such an anti-cancer agent you can’t believe it. Raw onion has the quality of fighting anything which concerns the blood.
These three potent roots, known as the Trinity Roots, are essential for cleansing, sustaining, and producing energy in the body. The beneficial effect of each of them separately is amplified when they are cooked together.
- Fights viruses and bacteria.
- Increases sexual energy. (life essence)
- Eat raw, baked, steamed, or in capsule form.
- Universal healing food.
- Purifies and builds new blood.
- Recommended for colds, fever, laryngitis, and diarrhea.
- Increases mental clarity.
- Eat raw (preferred), juiced, or cooked.
- Soothes and strengthens nerves by nourishing spinal fluid.
- Increases energy and vitality.
- Useful for menstruating women.
- Drink as a tea or juice or use it as a spice in main dishes.
Yogi Tea is health promoting, delicious and soothing and a great coffee substitute. The benefits of Yogi Tea would fill pages. In the science of yogic foods the spices used are said to have the following properties.
• Black pepper: blood purifier
• Cardamom pods: digestive aid
• Cloves: beneficial to the nervous system
• Cinnamon: strengthens the bones
• Ginger root: healing for colds and flu, increases energy
The milk in the tea helps in the easy assimilation of spices. A homeopathic dose of black tea acts as an alloy for all the ingredients, creating just the right chemical balance. While it was not a part of the original recipe, the use of soy / almond milk is a variation that Yogi Bhajan permitted.
For each cup:
10 ounces of water (about 1 1/3 cups)
3 whole cloves
4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked
4 whole black peppercorns
½ stick cinnamon
¼ teaspoon black tea
½ cup milk. For those who don’t use moo milk, use almond, NON GMO soy, or coconut milk.
2 slices fresh ginger root
Bring water to a boil and add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Don’t let it boil over. When it reaches a boil, remove immediately from heat, strain, and sweeten with honey, if desired.
Kitchari – perfectly balanced protein dish, easy to digest and very satisfying. Good any time of year but makes a particularly good winter diet. Can go on a diet to clean the stomach, colon, and digestive tract. Eat well cooked mung beans and basmati rice for up to 30 days straight.
4 ½ cups water
½ cup whole mung beans
½ cup basmati rice
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup finely minced ginger root
3 cups chopped vegetables
2 tablespoons ghee or oil
¾ tablespoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon dried crushed red chilés
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon coriander
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
Rinse the mung beans and rice. Add the mung beans to boiling water and cook until they begin to split. Add the rice and cook another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now add the vegetables.
Heat the ghee/oil in a sauté pan and add the onions, garlic, and ginger and sauté until clear. Add the spices and cook 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Add a little water if necessary. Add this to the cooked rice and beans. You can substitute vegetables as you like, as well as use Bragg Liquid Aminos, tamari, or soy sauce instead of salt. Tastes great with yogurt!