To control your blood sugar your food program is of paramount importance. The plan is to heal the adrenals, support the liver and strengthen the pancreas, resulting in a balanced blood sugar.

General Food Guidelines:

  • Eat high fiber, high water content and high nutrient dense plant foods. Vegetables, sprouts, and low glycemic fruit like berries, grapefruit, lemon and limes.
  • Eat high amounts of good oils, best to have little or no starches, moderate amount of protein.
  • Eat foods in an Acid (20%) and Alkaline (80%) balance.
  • Eat a high percentage of warmed or room temperature raw and live food.
  • Chew foods well, digestion begins in the mouth.
  • Have 12 -14 hours between your last meal and your breakfast meal.
  • Eat the right amount of food, only until 75% full.
  • Limit liquids when eating solid foods, sipping on warm water is okay.
  • Avoid eating food-like substances as in processed foods
  • Refrain from eating solid food at night, especially before sleep.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Stay hydrated; add a squeeze of lemon to warm water. For a moderate pick up, have green or mate tea.

Food Program

The majority of the recommended foods are vegetables and are high alkaline. An acid/alkaline balance in the body’s tissues is very important for optimal health, as well as for body structure and function.

A low to no starchy carbohydrate, very low glucose, medium protein, medium to high amount of specific oils and a vegan diet are the main components of the cleanse and rejuvenate process.

One specific food program doesn’t fit all, so find what works for you. We all have unique body types, lifestyles and health issues. Therefore, what may be adequate for one person might not necessary be suitable for another. Eat raw foods preferably at room temperature, slightly steamed vegetables, sprouts, soups, broths with raw vegetables added, low glycemic fruits, soaked nuts and seeds, raw nut and seed butters, seaweeds, select grains, beans and legumes, and recommended oils.

Mainly eat low starchy vegetables, seaweeds, avocado, sprouts, vegetable pesto’s, nut and seed milk yogurt, kefir and pates. Raw vegetable salads at room temperature, raw vegetables with/or in a soup broth, lightly steamed and in soups.

Vegetable Smoothie™️ (twice daily, this is a meal in itself.)

Click link for > Vegetable Smoothie How To Recipe

This vegetable smoothie drink is the foundation of the program as it contains fiber, nutrients and liquid. Drink at least one blended vegetable smoothie daily, two or three would be better.

Fresh vegetable smoothies made with chlorophyll-rich green leafy vegetables, ginger, turmeric and a half of a low glycemic green apple will promote cleansing, help alkalize the blood, carry out toxins and rejuvenate the body and mind.

Green Drink™️ (drink freely throughout the day.)

Click link for > Green Drink How To Recipe

Avoid and Eliminate these Foods

  • Check carefully food labels for additives. Corn, modified corn products, high fructose corn syrup, sugars, salt, saturated and hydrogenated fats and MSG are hidden in so many foods. Read the ingredients on the label, or even better, don’t even eat food like substances from oxes, cans, bottles, etc.
  • Stale foods, unwholesome and dead foods, foods containing chemical additives, preservatives and avoid all GMO foods.
  • Commercial, non-organic foods, foods that have been micro-waved, foods that are refined, per-packaged, enriched, canned, sulphurated foods, junk foods, foods with additives that you may not know or understand, irradiated foods and processed foods.
  • Sugar and sweets, all artificial sweeteners, NutraSweet, Aspartame, Splenda, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
  • Wheat, white flour and foods with these in them, such as muffins, pies, cakes, pastries, etc.
  • Gluten foods; wheat, rye, barley, spelt and kamut, seitan and white rice
  • Saturated and hydrogenated fats and oils and margarine, fried foods and foods with heated/cooked oils in them. Oils from animal products.
  • Cow dairy products and foods with cow dairy products in them.
  • Coffee, high caffeinated drinks, alcohol, bottled juices and carbonated drinks.
  • Table salt and condiments such as mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, commercial shoyu, MSG, chili sauce, etc.
  • Meats and shellfish
  • Peanuts and peanut products.

Supportive Supplements (dosage depends on the individual).

These products can all be purchased at the Dragon’s Den Herb Shop Maui, Hawaii.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Orginal Superfood Blend
  1.  Run water over quinoa through a fine-mesh strainer and then place in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add all the other ingredients less Superfood Blend and bring to boil,
  3. Once boiling reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and all liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Sprinkle the Superfood Blend powder over the cooked grains and fluff again. Serve in individual bowls with warm almond milk poured over and 1 teaspoon ghee added. Other optional toppings include chopped nuts, berries, green apple, raisins, shredded coconut.

How to Lower Blood Pressure Through Food & Lifestyle

Mediterranean-style diet – traditionally, this diet includes plenty of fresh vegetables, therefore high fiber, moderate protein intake mostly fish (Omega-3 rich), some grains, olives and olive oil, and fruits are eaten seasonally.

Best Foods to Maintain or Lower Blood Pressure:

  • High fiber foods: Unprocessed foods high in fiber such as vegetables, fruits and seeds should be the basis of any healthy diet. Eat foods high in healthy fiber help stabilize your blood pressure
  • Low sodium foods: Excess salt consumption raises blood pressure. Limit your consumption to no more than 1,500–2,000 mg daily.
  • High potassium foods: Potassium counteracts the effects of sodium and helps lower blood pressure. Include foods like melons, coconut water, avocados and bananas.
  • Omega-3 rich foods: Omega-rich foods flax seed oil wild caught salmon, chia and flax seeds reduce inflammation.

Specific Foods that Reduce Blood Pressure:

  1. Dark chocolate – Dark chocolate contains at least 200 milligrams of cocoa phenols, which can reduce blood pressure. At least 70% cacao.
  2. Garlic – Garlic and garlic supplements can help lower blood pressure and relax smooth muscles. Garlic helps to thin the blood, prevent the blockage in blood vessels, and therefore lower blood pressure.
  3. Spinach – Spinach is rich in magnesium and folate, which can help prevent high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
  4. Sunflower Seeds – Rich in potassium, magnesium and healthy plant fats. Sunflower seeds can help reduce cholesterol levels, open up blood vessels and promote healthy blood pressure.
  5. Bananas – Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber.
  6. Tomatoes – Cooked tomatoes are loaded with calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, and E and lycopene. Compounds in tomatoes can lower cholesterol buildup in blood vessels and combat the development of hypertension in a variety of ways. Lycopene in tomato’s is activated by heat, add cooked tomatoes to your food program.
  7. Broccoli – Broccoli and cruciferous vegetables have been found to have beneficial health effects. They have high amounts of potassium and chromium that help regulate blood sugar levels and weight, both related to high blood pressure.
  8. Melon – Eat melons that are rich in potassium, such as cantaloupe and watermelon which are especially rich sources.
  9. Beets – Rich in Nitric Oxide, generates the endothelial derived relaxing factor, which relaxes blood vessels, and iron producing nutrients.

Supplements that Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

  • Garlic
  • Vitamin C
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Omega-3 supplement
  • Chinese Herbal Formula – Jiang Ya Ping Pian
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2
  • CoQ10
  • Cranberry and Pomegranate juices
  • L-Arginine
  • Potassium
  • Hawthorn berries
  • Magnesium
  • Chinese herbal Dan Shen Yin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Dr. Christopher’s Blood Circulation Herbal Formula
  • Chinese Herbal Formula – Hypertension Repressing Tablets

Foods to Avoid to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure

  • High sodium foods: Sodium raises blood pressure; avoid high sodium processed foods, pickles, olives or canned foods.
  • Trans fats and Omega-6 fats: These fats increase inflammation and blood pressure and are found in packaged foods and conventional meats.
  • Sugar: High sugar consumption is connected to high blood pressure.
  • Caffeine: Too much caffeine can cause an increase in blood pressure.
  • Alcohol: Narrows arteries and can increase blood pressure.

Lifestyle Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

  • Regular exercise and diet play a large role, reduce stress, better sleep, more free-time and fun, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, journaling or art therapy, surround yourself with encouraging friends and exercising on a daily basis.

Blood Pressure – What it is and What to look out for

Blood pressure is a combination of systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure represents blood force, or pressure, while the heart is beating and diastolic pressure stands for blood pressure when the heart is at rest.

Systolic pressure is the top measurement in a blood pressure reading. In a reading of 130/80, 130 represents systolic pressure and 80 represents diastolic pressure. In pre-hypertension, systolic numbers range from 120–129 and diastolic numbers are less than 80.

Blood pressure ranges include:

Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg
Pre-hypertension: Systolic between 120–129 and diastolic less than 80

Stage 1 high blood pressure: Systolic between 130–139 or diastolic between 80–89
Stage 2 high blood pressure: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg

High blood pressure happens when the pressure on the arteries and blood vessels becomes too high and the arterial wall becomes distorted causing extra stress on the heart. Long term-high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes.

Results of high blood pressure include:

  • Arterial damage
  • Aneurysm
  • Heart failure
  • Blocked or ruptured blood vessels
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Vision loss
  • Loss of cognitive function: concentration, memory and ability to learn
  • Metabolic syndrome: a cluster of metabolic disorders such as high cholesterol and insulin, atherosclerosis and increased waist size

There can be no symptoms as blood pressure increases, but warning signs for very high blood pressure can include chest pains, confusion, headaches, ear noise or buzzing, irregular heartbeat, nosebleeds, tiredness or vision changes.

Causes of high blood pressure include:

  • High-salt diet
  • Poor nutritional dietary intake
  • Emotional stress
  • Obesity
  • Birth control pills
  • Lack of exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Heavy-metal poisoning
  • Caffeine
  • Smoking

How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure

  • Don’t exercise, eat, drink caffeinated beverages or smoke within 30 minutes of measuring your blood pressure.
  • Sit still with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor. Follow your monitor’s instructions or ask your doctor how to use it correctly.
  • Make sure you check your blood pressure at the same time each day.
  • Check your blood pressure two or three times each time you sit down to measure it. Wait one minute in between each reading. Be sure to track your measurements, either writing them down in a journal or using an online tracker.

Castor oil packs aid in elimination and detoxification. Castor oil packs have many applications and are used in many conditions including fibroids, cysts, headaches, migraines, constipation, intestinal disorders, gallbladder and liver conditions, and other dysfunctions when used properly and consistently.

Supplies:

  • Small/dish towel, piece of flannel
  • large/bath towel
  • hot water bottle or heating pad
  • castor oil

Directions:

1) Apply a generous amount of castor oil to the desired body part

2) Put a piece of plastic wrap or a plastic bag over the area you just put castor oil on

3) Place a dry dish towel or flannel over the plastic

4) Place a hot water bottle or heating pad over the towel/flannel

5) Cover all with a larger towel, creating a tent-like effect to keep the heat in (If too hot place a second towel/piece of flannel over the plastic)

6) 20-minute minimum rest. You may sleep, use visualization, or meditation at this time.

* With pregnancy consult your physician.


Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 12 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 12 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 4 oz. Wide mouth glass jar

Directions:

  1. Measure sugar, grapeseed oil, and essential oils into jar. Stir contents until well mixed.
  2. To use, scoop out 1 tablespoon of mixture and massage into feet. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a towel.

Tip: Substitute tamanu oil for the grapeseed oil for a thicker texture.

Resource: Aura Cacia DIY Recipes for body care and home


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sea salts
  • 2 tablespoons Epsom salts
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops spearmint essential oil

Directions:

  1. In a small dish combine dry ingredients and mix evenly
  2. Sprinkle mix with essential oils and mix thoroughly until a slightly damp powder forms
  3. Transfer to an airtight container
  4. To use, dissolve 1-2 tablespoons into a basin of hot water and soak feet until water is tepid. Rinse and towel dry.

Tip: Replace spearmint with teatree or an additional 5 drops of peppermint.

Resource: Aura Cacia DIY Recipes for body care and home


Baths are especially useful for people with toxic bioaccumulation of xenobiotics. The hot water increases the blood flow and capillary action near the surface of the skin, causing a faster release of toxins. The heat also increases sweating and opens pores, allowing toxin-containing perspiration to be excreted more readily. Follow these general instructions for both the plain-water baths and the detox baths.

  1. Wash your body thoroughly with a mild soap in the shower before you take your bath and scrub with a loofa sponge, sisal mitt, skin brush or rough washcloth to remove excess body oils, dead skin, and any accumulated toxins. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Fill the tub with water as hot as you can tolerate without burning your skin, Cover the tub’s overflow valve so the water level will be high enough to immerse your body up to your neck.
  3. Begin with a 5-minute soak in hot water. Do not exceed 5 minutes for your first bath, Gradually increase the time by 5-minute increments until you can soak for 30 minutes without experiencing symptoms,
  4. Gently massage your muscles with a skin brush while soaking to increase circulation to the skin,
  5. After soaking, take a cleansing shower. Scrub thoroughly and wash your hair. If you continue to perspire, repeat shower.
  6. Take your tolerated dose of Vitamin-C before and after each bath. If you’re taking any antioxidant supplements, take them before your bath.
  7. Drink an 8 ounces glass of filtered water before, during, and after your bath.

Take detox baths 3 times a week until your general health has improved. The use of baths once or twice a week prevents the accumulation of toxins.


Hydrotherapy is the use of water, steam or ice and hot or cold temperatures.

Hydrotherapy can:

  • Increases circulation of the blood and lymph
  • Cleans the skin
  • Relieves pain; serve as a local anesthetic
  • Lower fever
  • Decrease cramps
  • Induce sleep
  • Soothes the nervous system
  • Acts as a stimulant
  • Increase physical and mental alertness

The primary reaction of the body to heat is relaxation and it is the secondary reaction to depression, sedation and atony (lack of muscle tone). Heat stimulates the nervous system and causes white blood cells to migrate from the blood vessels into the tissues, cleaning up toxins including bacteria and viruses, and eliminating waste. The primary reaction of the body to cold is stimulation and the secondary reaction is invigorating, restorative and tonic (improves muscle tone). Cold reduces inflammation by vasoconstriction also reducing inflammatory agents by making the blood vessels less permeable.

Alternating of heat and cold stimulates the adrenal and endocrine system, reduces congestion, alleviates inflammation, activates organ function, improves circulation in the digestive organs and pelvis, and helps the detox capacity of the liver.

Types of Hydrotherapy

  • Baths and Showers
  • Compresses and Packs: Compresses may be hot, cold or alternating hot and cold, and usually applied with pressure. Both compresses and packs help stimulate the immune system and increase the white blood cell count. Also to treat infections and bruises.
    • Hot compresses applied for 30 minutes or more. Change when they cool off.
    • Cold compresses applied as cold cloth wrung from ice water. Refresh as they warm up.
    • Ice packs are a very cold application, usually ice or gel packs.
    • Applied to the area for 20 minutes out of every hour for the first 24 hours.
    • Hot packs warm a local area to relieve muscle spasms and pain and encourage blood flow, Towels soaked in hot water from the tap can be used 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Sprays: Sprays are strong jets of water directly at a local or general area. Showers are a type of spray. Hot and cold alternating. Cold sprays to the breastbone or upper legs stimulate the kidneys. Cold sprays or alternating hot and cold sprays on the abdomen stimulates the liver.

Simple Vegetable Smoothie™, 1 large or 2 smaller servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-large kale leaves, strip off the ribs
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ large cucumber
  • ½ apple

Directions: Add the fresh organic ingredients to a high-speed blender like VitaMix, add 2 pints of the prepared Green Drink™ (from yesterday) and blend on high until thoroughly blended.

Deluxe Vegetable Smoothie™, 2 servings

In addition to the above ingredients add:

  • 1 cup microgreens some or all broccoli, radish, clover, flax, sunflower, buckwheat
  • 1 cup loosely packed sprout mix
  • ¼ cup loosely packed moringa leaves or 1 tsp powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons dandelion greens
  • 1/3 cup chopped green cabbage
  • 1-1/2 inch piece chopped burdock root
  • 1-inch piece chopped ginger root, no need to peel
  • 1-1/2 inch piece chopped turmeric root, no need to peel
  • 3 inch piece fresh aloe vera, inner fillet, avoid the sap (strong laxative)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons beet crystals

Directions: Add the fresh organic ingredients from both recipes to a high-speed blender like VitaMix, add 2 pints of prepared Green Drink™ and an additional 1 pint of water. Blend on high to until thoroughly blended. Pour into 2 quart-sized jars and refrigerate 1 for later.