Food and Drink:
When I had cancer, I made a very deliberate decision to put a lot of energy into using natural cures before turning to modern medicine. I have spent a lot of time studying Chinese, guest posting on Ayurveda, European herbal medicine, herbal healing, and many other styles of natural healing. I finally decided to follow the advice of a thompsonian naturopathic doctor. It was the first piece of advice that really made it clear how sick I got and how I was going to get better.
The first thing he said to me was “Make a smoothie every morning for breakfast for the rest of your life.” That was twenty years ago and I have not strayed from that advice and it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
You may be wondering, like me, “Food and Drink” “why do I have to make a smoothie for breakfast, what’s in it for me?” This is why. In America, the average person eats a diet that consists primarily of acidic foods (meat, dairy, grains, legumes, etc.). Eating a diet consisting primarily of these types of foods encourages an acidic environment in your body. Most Americans’ pH is around 5.5, which is too acidic.
Started making this drink:
When I started making this drink I had been sick for a while. My energy was low; He had gained a lot of weight, had digestive problems, acid regurgitation, bloating, a lot of flatulence, spasmodic bowel, blood in the stool, and no appetite. I also had lower back pain, knee and ankle problems, and stiffness all over. In short, he was a physical wreck, which was very depressing because he had a second-degree black belt in Kempo Karate and had been in top form just a few years earlier.
So I started making and drinking The Morning Drink every morning. I immediately liked it because I could put my favorite seasonal fruits in it and the flavor was great. It wasn’t long before I noticed that my energy was coming back. Then my stomach problems started to go away and it wasn’t long before my appetite returned and my weight dropped. The weight change was dramatic. In about three months I was at my weight when I got my black belt, one hundred and seventy pounds. She was delighted with it and it has remained the same ever since. But just so you know; I did much more than The Morning Drink to beat cancer I had.
Benefits of the morning drink:
What did the morning drink add to my body that promoted a natural herbal healing effect? As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the morning drink provides alkalinity in the body to neutralize the pH and balance the body’s environment. This only increases oxygen cleanses the tissues and heals inflammation. It also helps kill cancer cells because cancer dies in an environment where there is oxygen. This new environment also encourages a stronger immune system. This drink has a purifying and detoxifying effect and eliminates toxins that can distract the immune system from its main task, which is defending the body. Finally, The Morning Drink provides vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and proteins in the form of food that is very easy to digest.
Since the drink is fresh and raw, it brings with it a lot of enzymes. Enzymes are a great mystery of nutrition. Without them we are dead, there is no digestion or absorption, no cleansing, no movement, no thoughts, no energy. This food and drink bring a large number of enzymes to start the day. Enzymes are the quintessential anti-inflammatory, relieve inflammation, and repair injury. You can take the best and most expensive multivitamin in the world and you won’t get anything without enzymes. They are a great catalyst for the body. Like the spark plugs in your car, without spark plugs, there is no energy, nothing.
The Morning Drink Rules:
OK let’s get started! It is easy to make and you will love this natural healing remedy. There are some rules listed below but they are easy to follow.
Rule one: I am going to tell you just exactly what I was told. You have this drink every morning for breakfast for the rest of your life!
The morning drink will help to quickly bring balance to your body’s ph (the acid-alkaline balance); fruits and vegetables are alkaline everything else is acid. Balancing your body’s ph is one of the top keys to health and healing.
Rule two: This is an alkali drink do not add any acid ingredients to it.
I do not see much protein in there; could I add some protein powder? DO NOT add protein powders or protein-containing foods like eggs, dairy, yogurt, or tofu to this drink! Some of them are good for you but they are acidic for one thing. For another, it is a problem for your liver and gall bladder to process fruit that digests in one hour with protein that digests in two to three hours. But guess what; this drink with its mix of the fruit contains all the basic building blocks of protein called amino acids. So your body can create protein from this drink if it needs to. One more time, fruit is a food that does not mix with any other foods.
But what about my regular breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast, and coffee? If you have a life-threatening disease see my article “I am Sick, Where Do I Start”. If you do not have a life-threatening disease, have your regular breakfast one hour or more, later. But speaking from experience, I would drop that stuff and use the food and drink as your breakfast or have a modified high alkaline breakfast with a lot of vegetables an hour later. Whatever you eat later will be easier to digest because this drink is loaded with digestive enzymes.
The Morning Drink Recipe
Fifteen minutes before you make this drink, have at least 12 to 16 ounces of water (distilled is best) to start the cleansing process of this drink.
Ingredients: (make fresh every day and vary the amounts to suit your taste and appetite)
-8 ounces (plus or minus) of pure water (distilled is best) and 8 ounces of organic juice (apple, grape, etc.)
-Pinch of cayenne pepper more or less to taste (a natural healing herb).
-A chunk of ginger; thumb size (a natural healing herb).
-Fresh seasonal fruit; pear, grapes, peach, (organic if you can get it).
-A quarter to a half a lemon, include a small amount of peel if you like, very good for both the liver and gallbladder.
-Add a tablespoon of coconut, olive, or peanut oil (cold pressed) for your skin and joints.
-A scoop of super green foods (blast every cell in your body with nutrient-rich organic vitamins and minerals to give you more energy than ever before).
-Put the above in a blender, liquefy and drink.
*Adjust the above to suit your taste and the amount you make.
Questions You May Have About the Drink:
What about the sugar content of this Drink? These are whole fruits that your digestive system and pancreas must process just like any other food. This is not like eating refined sugar or refined fruit juices from the grocery store. If you are a diabetic, take a small amount, monitor your blood sugar food, and drink and use it accordingly. By all means, check with your physician.
I had my blood sugar checked recently and the Doctor remarked that he was surprised at how balanced my blood sugar was considering my age which is sixty-four. As I said before, I have been drinking this food and drink every morning for the last twenty years.
What about this drink feeding my Candida and making it worse? This drink will help heal your gastrointestinal tract. Candida is a sign of a leaky gut. Take some intestinal flora via a probiotic supplement; this will bring you a lot of relief while your gastrointestinal tract heals. Take the probiotics on an empty stomach, when you eat, before you go to bed and every time you think of it until you feel the problem is solved. To learn about intestinal flora read my article on Acidophilus.
My bowels are loose sometimes; won’t this drink make that worse? Loose bowels are a sign of a lack of balance in the intestinal flora in your gut.
Large amounts in advance:
Can I make this drink in large amounts in advance and save it in the refrigerator? It should be made fresh each day because saving it for the next day will lose you a lot of nutrition. You can do what I did to have more of the same batch of drinks later in the day. When you make the breakfast food and drink make extra for the afternoon. To save that amount for the afternoon put a freshly cleaned wet glass or jar in the freezer so it is frosted. Pour the afternoon amount into that glass or jar and save it in the refrigerator.
How about making ice out of the drink? If that’s possible; in the summer I make a lot of ice cream with my morning drink. Add more bananas to change the texture. Another idea is to add mango as this will also change the texture. But don’t expect it to be like ice cream, it will be more like Italian ice cream, which I love.
Green Superfoods for Energy, Fighting Cancer, and Diet:
If you want to add more nutrition to this drink to help you get more energy, slow down the aging process, lose weight, or fight cancer, I recommend super green foods. Super green foods are a combination of foods like wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spinach, spirulina, blue-green algae, chlorella, seaweed, etc.
The doctor said that “super green foods are like high-octane fuel” that would immediately bring healthy, organic, nutrient-dense vitamins and minerals to every cell in my body. The doctor also told me that they would protect and defend every cell in my body from free radical damage while I was fighting cancer. Even now I still take 2 or more tablespoons depending on how I feel that day.
I am sixty-four years old, and my score based on the answers I gave said “I was forty-seven years old.” See the Nutrition section of my website to learn how to change your eating style.
Note: Consult your physician when starting any nutritional program, especially if you are taking any medications.