Healthy Eating: The Truth About Mucus

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dietaMucus is something everyone has, and what is normally secreted by mucosal tissues throughout the body. Some call it phlegm. Others may simply call it snot. Mucus-producing tissue lines are in our mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract.

Mucus acts as a protective blanket over these surfaces, preventing the tissue underneath from drying out. “You have to keep them moist, otherwise, they’ll get dry and crack, and you’ll have a chink in the armor,” says Neil L. Kao, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Mucus also acts as a sort of flypaper, trapping unwanted substances like bacteria and dust before they can get into the body. It also contains antibodies that actually help your body maintain its equilibrium, prevent inflammation, and reduce food allergy problems.

So, when we’re healthy, our body is like a mucus-making machine, churning out about  0.25 gal of the stuff every day and most of that mucus trickles down our throat and we don’t even notice it.

However, there are times when we do notice mucus, usually not because we’re producing more of it, but because its consistency has changed. And at times, our body produces it more when we get a bad cold, allergy, or we have contact with something irritating, like a some mucus producing foods. Then we wish that we had a lot less of that stringy and gooey stuff. But, in the reality these foods are not so “bad”, they just are difficult for our body to digest.

On top of the list for mucus causing foods are dairy products, soy and eggs, white flour (bread and pasta),  processed meat like burgers, and in addition, any processed food, drinks and products that contain additives and  preservatives. The problem begins when we eat a lot of these foods without sufficient fresh vegetables and fruits.

Milk and milk products have a bad reputation of causing an increase in mucus production too. After drinking milk, a person might have difficulty swallowing and have a perceived thickening of mucus and saliva, but research indicates milk does not increase actual mucus production, according to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Although dairy products, such as ice cream and yogurt, can thicken mucus for a person suffering from a head cold, eating cold dairy products, such as ice cream, may help ease irritation in a sore throat. Caffeinated beverages, such as soft drinks, tea and coffee, may increase the risk of dehydration, which can lead to thicker mucus, according to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. So, drinking water instead of caffeinated drinks will help keep mucus secretions thin and lubricated. Chocolates and desserts containing instant coffee may also thicken mucus due to the dehydrating effects of caffeine in the foods.

The famous herbalist Dr. Sebi claimed  that a very good cure for all diseases is by alkalizing the body with an alkaline diet consisting of only vegetables, fruits, nuts, alkaline grains, and legumes, which would also remove mucus from the body. Along with the diet he also used natural alkaline herbs to clean the body’s cells in the cellular and intra-cellular level to remove disease from the body.

Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet is based on the premise that disease can only exist in an acidic environment. Dr. Sebi’s approach to disease is that it “finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; if it is in the joints, the disease is Arthritis; and… if it is in the brain, the disease is Alzheimer’s…”

Dr. Sebi says, that drinking plenty of water a day is essential to making this alkaline diet work. A gallon of water is this nutritional guide’s suggested daily allowance, because water is essential to a healthy functioning body, and because many of herbs used are diuretics and increase urination to remove toxins from the body.

Dr. Sebi doesn’t recommend eating anything that is not on very specific alkaline diet food list and what comes from hybrid foods (foods crafted of two different plants) because they change the electrical and pH balance of the food for the worst.

I understand, that there is no evidence supporting the therapeutic use of Dr Sebi’s methods and they have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These methods, as I know, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. And, I completely agree with my husband’s view that Dr.Sebi’s belief system is slightly extreme; but, I know from my own experience too, that it’s what we choose to believe that makes us the person we are… On the other hand, I think, that our biggest problems come not only that we eat highly processed, genetically mutated or acidic foods, but also that we’re eating in a hurry and under stress. Improper chewing means the food is not enough prepared for further digestion, and stress causes tension in the bowel which blocks the natural peristalsis and leads to constipation.

So there’s a little more about Dr. Sebi’s life stile and his beliefs:

 Dr. Sebi born Alfredo Bowman on November 26, 1933 in the village of llanga in Spanish Honduras. Dr. Sebi never attended school, not even kindergarten. Instead, he took cues on being obedient to the procession of life from his beloved grandmother, “Mama Hay”. Sebi’s mother had to leave her young son with his grandmother to obtain work in another town. His early days of play and observation by the river and in the forest, coupled with guidance from his grandmother, afforded Sebi the foundation to be obedient to the Truth in his later life.
 
Dr. Sebi came to the United States as a self-educated man who was diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, impotency, and obesity. After unsuccessful treatments with conventional doctors, Sebi was lead to a herbalist in Mexico. Finding great healing success from all his ailments, he began creating natural vegetation cell food compounds geared for inter-cellular cleansing and the revitalization of all the cells that make up the human body.
Inspired by the personal healing experience and knowledge he gained, he began sharing the compounds with others, which gave birth to the USHA Research Institute, Dr. Sebi LLC, and the Usha Healing Village located in Laceiba, Honduras.
 
Sebi is a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, and naturalist. He has studied and personally observed herbs in America, Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean, and has developed a unique approach to healing with herbs that is firmly rooted in over 30 years of practical experience. 
 
 
Dr. Sebi lecturing in Philadelphia on eating to live
 
In order to be healthy you have to have a good mental science about yourself.   Dr. Sebi, in this lecture, talks about eating food to live as opposed to eating food for taste and gluttony or for any of those added features that has been glorified in Western civilization. One of the quotes that he says in this one hour plus lecture is that the gorilla trains its own young. The polar bear does not traine gorilla’s seed, the gorilla trains its own offspring.
 
 
There’s a little bit about African Bio-Mineral Therapy Program.  
 
It  examines and identifies the causes, not merely the symptoms, of disease. Further, they find that the cause of disease is mucus. Disease will manifest in the body where mucus has accumulated. Although the natural vegetation cell food compounds were designed to extract mucus from a given area of the body, it is also necessary for the body to be cleansed as a whole.
 
 
Recommended Alkaline Diet Foods

Vegetables

Dr. Sebi says, “Avoid using a microwave. It will kill your food.”

  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Green banana
  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf – grows naturally in California
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
  • Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Poke salad – greens
  • Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
  • Squash
  • Tomato – cherry and plum only
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip greens
  • Zucchini
  • Watercress
  • Purslane (Verdolaga)

Fruits

Dr. Sebi says, “No canned or seedless fruits.”

  • Apples
  • Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
  • Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes- seeded
  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
  • Mango
  • Melons- seeded
  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find)
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pear
  • Plums
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins –seeded
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts
  • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Tamarind

Herbal Teas

  • Allspice
  • Anise
  • Burdock
  • Chamomile
  • Elderberry
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Raspberry
  • Tila

Spices and Seasonings

Mild Flavors

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Savory
  • Sweet Basil

Pungent and Spicy Flavors

  • Achiote
  • Cayenne/ African Bird Pepper
  • Coriander (Cilantro)
  • Onion Powder
  • Habanero
  • Sage

Salty Flavors

  • Pure Sea Salt
  • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)

Sweet Flavors

  • 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
  • Date Sugar

Grains

  • Amaranth
  • Fonio
  • Kamut
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Tef
  • Wild Rice

Nuts and Seeds – (includes Nut and Seed Butters)

  • Hemp Seed
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • Raw Sesame Tahini Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Pine Nuts

Oils

  • Olive Oil (Do not cook)
  • Coconut Oil (Do not cook)
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil

  

Alkaline Recipes by Christopher Vasey, ND and Shelley Young

Alkaline Foods Cookbook 

Welcome to a new way of eating and healthful living. This cookbook was designed especially for your transition from eating man-made to God-given foods. Consider it a journey. It is not always easy to stop eating the many acidic foods we’ve enjoyed for so long and have become addicted to – but it can be accomplished through cleansing and nourishing our bodies with the foods the Creator has provided….

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Kamut Raisin Pancakes

2 cups of Kamut flour
1 cup of maple crystals
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 2/3 tsp of seams powder
1 1/2 cup of almond milk
1/4 cup of raisins

Putting it all Together:
Put Kamut flour, seamoss powder in a bowl
Add raisins, vanilla extract, and maple crystals
Stir in almond lik
Pour into heated pan and cook evenly on both sides

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Seamoss Breakfast Shake

4 bp of almond butter
1 cup of maple syrup
3 cups of almond milk
3 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of seamoss
3-4 cups of water

Putting it all Together

Blend hot water and seams
Add almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract and almond milk
Blend until smooth and serve

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Spelt Strawberry Waffles

2 cups of spelt flour
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of seams
1/4 cup of agave nectar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
6 strawberries cut into small pieces

Putting it all Together:
Put spelt flour, seams, and strawberry pieces
Add agave nectar, vanilla extract, water, and almond milk
Mix together and pour into waffle maker and cook

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Cream of Rye

1 1/2 cup of cream of rye
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of agave nectar

Putting it all Together:
Add water to a pot and bring to boil
Once boiling, take opt off the fire
Add cream of rye mix until thickens
Add vanilla extract, agave nectar and milk
Stir then serve

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Blueberry Spelt Muffins

1/4 tsp of sea salt
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp of baking powder 1/2 cup of sea moss
1/2 cup of sea moss
3/4 cup of spelt flour
3/4 cup of kamut flour
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of blueberries

Putting it all Together:
Preheat oven to 400F.
Place baking cups in a muffin pan
Combine flour, syrup, salt, baking powder, and seamoss together in a mixing bowl.
Add almond milk. Mix
Fold in blueberries
Pour into baking cups and bake for 25-30 minutes

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Spelt French Toast

2 slices of Spelt Bread
1 cup of Almond Milk
2 tsp of Quinoa flakes
2 tsp of spelt flour
2 tsp of maple crystals
1/2 tsp of sea salt

Putting it all Together:

Mix all together
Dip bread till soak but not soggy.
Add olive oil to pan to lightly fry on both sides

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Kamut Puff Cereal

1/4 cup of agave nectar
1 cup of hot Almond milk
1/4 of raisins
1/4 cup of chopped almonds
1/4 cup of chopped dates
1 cups of kamut puffs

Putting it all Together:

Add almond milk to:
Almonds, cereal, dates, agave nectar and Enjoy!

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Papaya Breakfast Shake

2 cups of almond milk
1/2 cup of agave nectar
1 tsp of seams
1/2 cup of cold water
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen papaya

Putting it all Together:

Blend water and seamoss
Add Papaya, milk, and agave nectar
Blend till smooth and serve

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Cream of Kamut

4 cups of almond milk
2 cups of water
1 1/2 cup of kamut flour
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of maple crystals
1 tsp of cinnamon

Putting it all Together:

Make like cream of rye

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Pasta Salad

2 boxes of spelt penne
2 avocados cut in small pieces
1 1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1/4 cup of almond milk
1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
3 tbs of maple syrup
4 tbs of sea salt
3-4 dashes of cilantro
1/2 cup of olive oil

Putting it all Together:
Cook the pasta as directed on package
Add everything in a big bowl
toss until evenly distributed

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Mushroom Patties

2 portabella mushrooms
1/2 cup bell peppers
1/4 tsp oregano 1 Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 bunch of cilantro
4 tbs sea salt
1 tsp dill
2 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup of spelt flour

Putting it all Together:

-Soak mushrooms for 1 minute in spring water
-Remove and place in food processor with scallions and bell peppers
-Add cilantro, flour and other seasonings
-Mix thoroughly and form patties
-Place them in heated pan with 2 tbs olive oil
-Fry on both sides until done (approximately 3 minutes each)

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The Greatest Greens

3 bunches of mustard and turnips greens 1/2 of each
2 cups of chopped onions
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp of cayenne or chili powder
3 tbs sea salt

Putting it all Together:

-heat pan then add onions, cook till golden brown
-add greens, cook down for 20 min.
-season with sea salt, and cayenne or chili powder

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

1 1/2 cup of quinoa
1 lb. oyster or brown button mushroom
2 green bell peppers
3 tbs olive oil
1/2 red bell peppers chopped fine
1/4 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 tsp sweet basil
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 slices of kamut or spelt bread toasted, crumbled

Putting it all Together:

-steam bell peppers until tender, then hollow out
-place quinoa grain in saucepan with water covering the top
-cook low heat until water is absorbed, then set aside
-sauté mushrooms and red bell peppers in olive oil
-season inside bell peppers with some spices and olive oil
-mix quinoa, mushrooms, and red bell pepper with remaining seasonings
-stuff bell peppers with mixture, then sprinkle bread crumbs on top
-bake in preheated oven at 250 degrees for 10-15 minutes
-serve hot and enjoy with a green leafy salad

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Vegetable Mushroom Soup

1 lb oyster mushrooms, chopped
1 cup quinoa
1 small red and green bell pepper chopped
1 bunch spinach, washed, and steamed
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 lb kamut spiral pasta
Spring water
2 onions chopped finely
2 large chayote squash, peeled and chopped
2-3 bunches kale
1 clove
1/2 tsp: marjoram, rosemary, oregano, thyme, red pepper, and cumin

Putting it all Together:

-put olive oil in hot skillet
-sauté mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions slowly for 20 minutes
-add mushroom mixture in soup pot and fill with spring water
-add chayote squash
-add thyme, marjoram, rosemary, oregano, red pepper, cumin, clove, and quinoa
-Simmer 45 minutes
-add Kamut Pasta simmer for 15 min
-add spinach, stir, and then serve when tender

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Vegetable Patties

1 bunch of broccoli chopped fine
1 bunch of kale greens cut fine
2 chayote squash diced
1/2 red and green peppers chopped
1 medium yellow onion chopped fine
1 pinch of African red pepper 3 tbs olive oil
1/4 cup seamoss powder
Spring Water
Kamut Flour

Putting it all Together;
-heat skillet with 3 tbs olive oil
-add onion, bell pepper, chayote squash, African red pepper and ground cumin, sauté 2-3 minutes
-add broccoli and kale simmer 10-12 minutes

Preparation for Kamut flour:

-mix seamoss with enough flour and water to make a dough
-roll out on floured board cut into 10″ diameter circles
-place cooked vegetables 1/2 of circle
-fold other half to cover the vegetables
-use a fork to pinch the edges closed
-place patties on lightly greased baking sheet and bake 20-30 minutes or until golden brown

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Homestyle Okra

alb fresh okra diced
2 soft tomatoes
1/2 yellow onion chopped fine
1/4 tsp ground cumin
4tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp African red pepper
1/4 tsp. sassafras
1/4 tsp. sea salt
cooked wild rice or quinoa

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Vegetable Stir Fry Medley

1 pkg. oyster mushrooms, sliced
2 zucchini, sliced
1/2 small yellow onion, chopped fine
8 cherry tomatoes, chopped
3 tbs olive oil
1 cup broccoli, chopped fine
1 small red and green pepper, chopped

Putting it all Together:

-Put olive oil in heated stainless steel wok
-add tomatoes and onions
-add your favorite seasonings and sauté 3-4 min
-add mushrooms and sauté another 3-4 min
-add zucchini, bell peppers, broccoli and sauté 3-4 minutes

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Wild Rice

Wild rice
Spring water
1 medium yellow onion chopped fine
1 small red pepper
1 cup mushrooms, chopped medium, fine (oyster or brown button)
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. African red pepper

Putting it all Together:
Soak rice in spring water over night for best results

-Cook rice according to package instructions and set aside
-pour olive oil in hot skillet
-Sauté vegetables and mushrooms 2-3 minutes
-Add thyme, oregano, sea salt, and African red pepper
-Fold in Cooked rice and simmer for 20 minutes

Tip: If you forget to soak rice over night:
Par boil rice for 20 minutes set aside loosely covered until rice opens (approx. 2-3 hours)
Rinse and cook until tender
Or:
Boil rice, adding additional water and stirring as needed until tender.

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Spaghetti Recipe

Follow directions on the Vita Spelt Pasta box on how to cook the pasta.

After the pasta is cooked, strain it.

In a separate pan add 1/2 cup of olive oil
2 cups of tomato sauce
add 4 tbs of sea salt
1 1/2 tbs of onion powder
2 tbs of cayenne/chili powder
3 tbs of maple syrup

Heat sauce on medium high for 10 minutes
Stir pasta into sauce
Let sit for 5 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Lasagna

1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion chopped
2 tbs olive oil
Bay leaf, crumbled
Spelt lasagna pasta
2 lb., mushrooms
8 fresh tomatoes
Almond cheddar cheese
Oregano, to taste
Sea salt, to taste

Putting it all Together:
Tomato sauce
-Heat Skillet and add olive oil
-Place onion, bell peppers, oregano, sea salt, and bay leaf in skillet and sauté
-Boil tomatoes for 10 minutes
-Place in ice water for five minutes, drain and remove skin from tomatoes
-Blend tomato in blender -fresh tomato sauce
-Add tomato sauce in skillet with sautéed seasonings
-Simmer for 30-45 minutes
-Set aside half of sauce to be used to make mushroom sauce, remaining half to be used when layering.

Mushroom sauce

-Place mushrooms in water, soak for 1 minute, strain and slice
-Season to taste sauté for 2 minutes and add 1/2 of saved sauce (see above), set aside for layering.

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Pasta

-Prepare pasta according to instructions
-Once pasta is done, place under cold water for easy handling
-Layer a deep baking dish with tomato sauce
-Place a layer of pasta on top then a layer of mushroom sauce
-Then add a layer of almond cheddar
-Repeat steps until dish is almost full
-Place 2 cups of sauce on top of remainder of almond cheddar
-Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes until almond cheddar is melted

Note: Almond cheddar cheese can be purchased at Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market

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Hot Veggie Wrap

3 cups diced tomatoes
2 cups onion
1 cup of diced bell peppers
1/2 cup of mushrooms chopped

Putting it all Together:
-Stir fry all vegetables for 5 minutes
-Warm spelt tortilla
-Put together

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Taquitos

2 cups of chopped onion
4 cups of chopped mushrooms
2 tsp chili powder
3 tbs sea salt
2 tbs tomato sauce
2 tbs oregano
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. ground thyme

Putting it all Together:
-Add 1/4 cup of olive oil to the pan
-Add onion sauté until golden brown
-Add mushroom sauté for 5 minutes
-Then add seasonings
-Wrap in corn shells tightly
-Then fry until crispy

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Mushroom Salad

1/4 bunch fresh spinach, torn
1/4 bunch red leaf lettuce, torn
1/4 bunch romaine lettuce, torn
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 sm. red onion, diced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Putting it all Together:

-Thoroughly wash mushrooms, dry, slice
-Add onion, bell pepper, olive oil, lime juice, dill, sea salt, and basil
-Marinade 1/2 hour in refrigerator
-Thoroughly wash greens, dry and shred
-Place greens with mushrooms and mix thoroughly

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Vegetable Salad

1/2 lb. fresh string beans
(Remove ends and snap in half)
1/2 bunch romaine lettuce, torn
1/2 bunch watercress, torn
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped fine
1/2 tsp. dill
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
Sweet basil to taste
 
Putting it all Together:
-Put olive oil in bowl
-Add dill, cumin, basil, and lime juice
-Marinade in refrigerator for 1-1/2 hours
-Mix thoroughly with lettuce, watercress, and cilantro
 
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Avocado Dressing
 
3 Ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
1/2 small red onion
1/2 tomato peeled
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 tbs pure olive oil
Pinch Cayenne Pepper
Few sprigs of cilantro
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. sea salt
 
Putting it all Together:
Puree avocados in blender
Add remaining ingredients and 2 tablespoons of spring water
Lightly blend and pour over your salad
 
Note: Season to taste
Use cold pressed, virgin olive oil
 
 

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Creamy Salad Dressing

4 tbs. almond butter
 2 green onions
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/4 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. maple syrup
1/4 tsp. sea salt
 
Putting it all Together:
In a glass bottle, add all ingredients and 2 tablespoons of spring water
Shake thoroughly and enjoy!
 
 
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Cucumber Dressing
 
3 med. cucumbers, peeled
10 almonds, raw, unsalted
4 tbs. pure olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup green onions, chopped fine
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. dill
1-1/2 cup spring water
Few sprigs of cilantro, choppedPutting it all Together:
Blend 10 almonds in spring water, 2 minutes, high speed
Strain and set liquid aside
Puree cucumbers in blender with almonds
Add olive oil, lime juice and remaining ingredients
Lightly blend, adding liquid, if needed
Pour over your salad and enjoy!

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Xave’s Delight

2 fresh limes squeezed
3 tbs. maple syrup
3 oz. sesame tahini
1 oz spring water
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper

Putting it all Together:
In a glass bottle, add juice of 2 limes, water, maple syrup, sea salt, red pepper, and sesame tahini
Shake well and dress your salad!!

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Lime and Olive Oil Dressing

1/4 fresh lime, squeezed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup spring water
1 tbs. maple syrup
1/4 tsp. sweet basil
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. ground cumin

Putting it all Together:
Put all ingredients in a glass bottle
Shake thoroughly and enjoy this delicious and easy salad dressing!

 
 
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Reference:

“A list of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods” by rense.com
 Air Water Life by airwaterlife.com
MotherCultureOne, “A Conversation with Dr. Sebi”
Dr. Sebi Natural Healer Commune page on Facebook
Dr. Sebi’s Cell Food
Acid Alkaline Food Chart & Alkalizing Recipes
Sheiiey’s Simple Healing Cookbook
 
 
 

17 Responses to “Healthy Eating: The Truth About Mucus”

  1. admin October 3, 2013 at 00:14 Permalink

    So, if we want to be healthy seems that we must be aware how our food effects our body.
    Here is a list of food products that you may want to consider eating less of or eliminating:

    * Eliminate all meats and other anti-spoilage serums from the diet. All are in a decomposing state, producing cadaver poisons, uric acid in the body and mucus; fats are the worst, even butter is unusable for the human body.

    * Eating less all fats. No animals eat fat. All fats are acid forming, even those of vegetable origin, and are not used by the body. You will like, crave and use them only as long as you can still see mucus in the “magic mirror.” What doctors call heat calories is caused by the fats in friction, obstruction in the circulation; they constipate the small blood vessels.

    * Eating less all dairy products, which includes butter, cheese, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, etc. Milk makes a good glue for painting. Cow’s milk is too rich for adults and for babies, and plainly destructive. A baby’s stomach cannot digest what a calf can. If milk must be used then add at least half water and some milk sugar. Sour milk and butter¬milk are less harmful and possess some laxative qualities; the gluey sticky properties disappear. Cottage cheese with stewed fruit is good for transition diet. All other kinds of cheese are highly acid and are mucus formers. As a substitute for butter or margarine (hardened vegetable oils, etc.), you can train your taste buds to enjoy a good, fresh, bland olive oil on vegetables, salads, and other foods and you will discover this is one of the choicest foods there is.

    * Eating less all flour and flour products. Cereals and all flour products form mucus and acid. The worst of all is white flour, because it makes the best paste. Bran, graham, whole wheat or rye bread are less harmful, because they have lost their sticky properties. When well done or toasted and well baked they are much less harmful. Raw cereals, if toasted, are to some extent a mucus broom, but contain stimulants, wrongly believed to be “food value” [nutritious]. When eaten with sweets and acids they are mucus and gas producers the same as French pastry. Because, when flour is heated and baked at high temperatures, it changes to a mucus-forming substance. This is no longer a food, which means it has no life remaining therein…

    * Eat less salt. For those who are accustomed to large amounts of salt, this may sound difficult, but if you will substitute coarsely ground pepper and savory herbs, adding powdered kelp, you will find that the craving for salt will immediately begin to disappear. The black pepper is a good nutritional herb and helps rebuild the body when used in its natural state. But, when pepper is cooked in food, the molecular structure changes, so it becomes an inorganic irritant (as high heat changes the cayenne, black pepper, and spices from organic to inorganic), and this is the only time when damage results. The use of salts of a vegetable or potassium base (such as Dr. Jensen’s, Dr. Bronner’s, and other various ones, which in some cases contain some sea salt) is all right, providing it is not overdone.

    * Eliminate eggs. Eggs should not be eaten in any form, as they are extremely mucus forming. Eggs are even worse than meats, because not only have eggs too high protein qualities, but they contain a gluey property much worse than meat and are therefore very constipating, quite more so than meat. Hard boiled eggs are less harmful, because the gluey qualities are destroyed; the white of eggs makes a very perfect glue.

    * Use less potatoes: They are a little better than flour products, because they contain more mineral salts, nor do they make a good, sticky paste. Sweet potatoes come close to natural sweets, but are too rich. Well fried, or crusty, baked like Saratoga chips, but without the animal grease, sweet potatoes are almost mucusless.

    * Eliminate white rice: They are one of the greatest mucus formers and makes an excellent paste. Dr.Arnold Ehret believes that rice is the foundational cause of leprosy and terrible pestilence.

    * Eat less bananas: cold and damp in nature, bananas are known in Chinese medicine to produce dampness, phlegm and mucus in throat.

    * Eat less soy: soy bean products were traditionally used in China in very small quantities. Unfortunately when people switch from dairy to soy products they consume soy in huge quantities. Soy bean products such as soy milk and tofu are considered cold damp in nature and can produce just as much phlegm and mucus in throat as dairy. To reduce phlegm and mucus in the throat cut out soy based products.

    Additional tips to reduce phlegm and mucus from your throat:

    * Inhale Steam: inhaling steam over a tub of boiling water can certainly loosen phlegm and mucus from the sinuses and throat. You can also add eucalyptus oil to the water to open the airways.

    * Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing: deep breathing activates the immune and lymphatic system to remove toxins, phlegm and mucus from your body. By practicing the yogic complete breath, breathe first into your abdomen, then middle chest and then upper chest, hold the breath for 6 counts and breath out for the count of 12. Practice 10 deep complete breaths 3 times per day and watch your general wellbeing improve rapidly. For a fantastic yogic breathing manual written in 1903, download the pdf of “The Science of Breath”.

    * Onions: pungent, bitter flavor, warm nature that goes to the lung, stomach and large intestine channels. Stimulates yang energy, dissolves hard lumps and treats mucus in throat if from yang energy not circulating properly. To reduce phlegm and mucus in throat take raw onion juice. Avoid if you have signs of heat, yellow/green mucus, fever or insomnia problems. Sliced onions with a little honey poured over them gradually lose the eye-watering potency and burning taste while keeping all the health benefits. These benefits are quite staggering; they are a rich source of Vitamins C, B6, B1, K biotin, chromium, calcium and folic acid, and a mere 44 calories per 100g. The component that makes the eyes sting are enzymes called allinases, which is also found in garlic and other similar plants, but it is the abundance of a substance called quercitin that makes the humble onion so medically amazing. Quercitin has been shown to thin the blood, prevent blood clots, raise good cholesterol while lowering bad levels, help with diabetes, atherosclerosis and fight infections, as well as fighting asthma, chronic bronchitis and hay fever, all conditions which cause excessive phlegm production.

    * Grapefruit: sweet and sour cold nature that goes to the stomach and lung channels. Grapefruit are an excellent choice for health benefits as well as for weight control. They contain iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folic acid and a host of B vitamins. Some of their health benefits include enhancing the immune system, reducing infection, boosting liver function and aiding recovery from colds and fever. The active ingredient found in grapefruit, which works to reduce phlegm and mucus, is salicylic acid, known for its antiseptic properties. It is imperative to check with your health provider if you are taking certain medications; grapefruit can interfere with their efficacy. To decrease phlegm and mucus in throat with cough, cut grapefruit, remove seeds, soak in rice wine overnight and boil the following day till soft, add honey and sip throughout the day.

    * Kumquat: pungent, sweet and sour flavor with a warm nature that goes to the lung, stomach and liver channels. Kumquat dissolves white and clear phlegm and mucus in throat as well as relieving cough. To reduce cough, white/ clear phlegm and mucus in throat, boil kumquat and ginger and drink tea. If phlegm and mucus in throat is yellow, combine kumquat and turnip juice.

    * Pears: sweet and slightly salt flavor, cool nature and goes to the lung and stomach channels. Clears heat, dissolves yellow/ green phlegm and mucus in throat, moistens the lungs. To reduce phlegm and mucus in throat, combine juice of pear, ginger and add honey. Pear juice from your local health food shop can also be used.

    * Pineapple: sweet, slightly sour and slightly cold nature and goes to the stomach and bladder. Pineapple is an excellent all-round health enhancer, packed full of Vitamin A and C, and containing calcium, phosphorus and potassium. It has been found to help the fight against macular degeneration and promote good gum health as well as being a high-fiber, low calorie treat. Pineapple contains bromelain which works mainly to regulate the digestive system but also has a beneficial effect on mucus and phlegm production too. To reduce phlegm and mucus in throat, sip on pineapple juice throughout the day.

    * Agar (Algae of Gelidium amansii): sweet, salty and cold nature goes to the lung and large intestine channel. Moistens dryness, dissolves phlegm and mucus in throat, moves bowels. To reduce yellow sticky phlegm and mucus in throat, combine agar and turnips into a salad. Avoid if loose bowels.

    * Cayenne Pepper: Perfect for those who like a little kick in their meals cayenne pepper makes a wonderful addition to many dishes, and brings with it a variety of health benefits. The active ingredient in cayenne pepper is called capsaicin and it is this that gives heat to the pepper. Capsaicin boosts the metabolism and therefore is excellent to use when trying to lose some weight, but it is also effective against arthritis, diabetes and psoriasis thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties that it contains. Cayenne pepper can break down mucus build-ups and help the body to flush it from the system. Once the mucus is removed, general relief from flu-like symptoms usually follows quickly. Use cayenne pepper as a general pick-me-up to boost the metabolic and circulatory systems, thanks to the detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Take one teaspoonful of Cayenne three times a day. Start gradually with 1/4 teaspoonful in a little cold water. Add 1/4 teaspoonful to this dosage every three days, until you are taking one teaspoonful three times a day (the graduated dosages will accustom your system to the pungency of the herb).

    * 100% Pure Raw Honey. If any one food can be called a super-food it is honey. This amazing substance is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal, it contains antioxidants and flavonoids; it is credited with reducing hay-fever and allergic reactions, and can even be used on persistent ulcers and wounds to aid in their healing. All this, and it is delicious too, nature’s own sweetener! All the above anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make honey effective in reducing phlegm and mucus, but honey is also soothing to roughened mucosal linings, making it an ideal treatment. One tip is to add a teaspoon of ground or powdered ginger into a small amount of honey to reap dual benefits. Place one tablespoonful of Raw Organic Honey and one tablespoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar (do not use malts or other types of vinegars, as these are damaging to the body) in warm water, so that the honey will liquefy. Sip this amount three times a day so that at the end of the day a total quantity of three table spoon fools are consumed. The Apple Cider Vinegar and Raw Honey is medicinal and very beneficial and has a high level of anti-oxidants and is an alkaline-forming food.

    * Chamomile: A perfect night-time beverage as it aids sleep chamomile tea has been proven to reduce the effects of nasal congestion and inflammation of the mucosal linings. Chamomile contains flavonoids and apigenin which can actually help to clear the inflammation that has led to the increase of mucus production. While trying to reduce mucus and phlegm production it is best to avoid dairy products as these can worsen the problem; chamomile tea is a worthy and beneficial substitute! With a wealth of natural products to choose from, the battle against unpleasantly rattling phlegm need not involve major lifestyle changes. A few tasty inclusions to your diet should have your airways beautifully clear again, so that you can live your life to the full once more.

    * Ginger: pungent, slightly warm and goes to the lungs, spleen and stomach channels. Reduces coughing and white phlegm and mucus in throat, reduces nausea and vomiting and induces sweating. However it seems to be one of those ancient cures that just works, much like chewing willow bark reduces the pain of a headache (the constituent part of the effective analgesic, aspirin, the workings of which are still unknown!) Apart from ginger providing a boost to the entire system, it has been discovered that the active component of ginger, oleoresins, are commonly found in cough and cold remedies and are believed to stimulate the circulation and encourage any excess mucus to be released from the lungs. To reduce white phlegm and mucus in throat take cooked kumquat and ginger juice. Avoid if yellow/ green phlegm, heat and fever in the body.

    * Kelp (seaweed)- Because of its high concentration of iodine. Brown Kelp (Laminaria) has been used to treat goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland caused by a lack of iodine, since medieval times. If there is any indication of a thyroid problem, you should use between ten and fifteen kelp tablets daily. Otherwise, two or more will keep the body in good condition as preventative nutrition. This can take the place of salt and helps repair the thyroid gland. Kelp powder can be used on salads and in other foods.

    * Raw Pumpkin Seeds: Sweet warm nature which goes to the spleen and stomach energy channels (meridians). Increases digestive energy, dissolves phlegm and mucus in throat, reduces pus and worms. Pumpkin is something of a wonder food, bursting with beneficial amounts of Vitamins A, C and E, with calcium, copper, potassium and phosphorus. Low in calories, a mere 26 calories per 100g, it is used in weight-reduction methods, cholesterol-control regimens and is even recommended for the control of COPD symptoms, a severe respiratory disorder. Pumpkin seeds are full of omega-3 which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties while the flesh contains carotene, leutin and xanthin which have antioxidant properties. It is this combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that makes pumpkin a potent mucus reducer. Phlegm is worsened where there is infection, particularly in the sinuses, and this creates the unpleasant post-nasal drip, a constant flow of mucus down the throat. Adding pumpkin to the diet can work to reduce the infection, while the antioxidant properties boost the immune system, and both processes work to reduce the production of phlegm.

    All nuts and seeds are rich in protein and fat and should be eaten only in winter, and then only sparingly. Nuts should be chewed together with some dried sweet fruits or honey, never with juicy fruits, because water and fat do not mix.
    With the possible exception of nuts, the above represent about all of the foods which have to be prepared in some manner for eating; in fact they are tasteless unless specially prepared.

  2. Kwame Dapaah March 13, 2014 at 17:18 Permalink

    I have a nephew in London, England who as a baby was choked with food while being fed by mommy and as e result, lost oxygen for 15mins. He was declared dead at the hospital but mommy refused to let the hospital pull the plug. Now Kojo is 11 years old but he has a problem with talking, walking and other stuffs that we call normal.
    After listening to Dr Sebi on youtube, I have a strong feeling that Kojo could be healed.
    please respond

    • Irmina Santaika March 13, 2014 at 17:31 Permalink

      Yes, Kojo could and must be healed! But, not only healthy food here is very important, but stretch exercises, calm mind stage and water…
      Love and Light for all of you,
      Irmina

  3. Theopolina October 13, 2015 at 10:37 Permalink

    I have lupus. I’m on a journey of healing now with Dr Sebis alkalinizing diet. I’ve just started, about a two weeks. I’m excited to know there’s hope. The bible theclearly states MY PEOPLE ARE DESTOYED/KILLED BY A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. I’m happy to know this information. I just wish Dr Sebi can come up with eating plans and specific Dr sebi products for every ailment.

    • Irmina Santaika October 13, 2015 at 14:00 Permalink

      Dear Theopolina, please check a “Alkaline Foods Cookbook” and “Alkaline Recipes by Christopher Vasey, ND and Shelley Young” on the same page, maybe that will help you 😉
      Love and Light,
      Irmina

  4. Tylan December 29, 2015 at 05:41 Permalink

    This is not a cookbook by dr.sebi . Why would you lie ?? Half of the things in this recipe he advises against . Like almond milk . That is hybrid and has cyanide in it . Don’t put his name on this!

    • Irmina Santaika December 29, 2015 at 12:44 Permalink

      Dear Tylan, this article dedicated to Healthy Eating, so it have a different opinions, different points of views, different methods 😉

      About “Alkaline Foods Cookbook”, I also think, that it is not Dr. Sebi or his wife Maa cookbook – it just talks about alkaline diet 🙂

      About almond milk: This applies only to bitter wild almonds, but not sweet, from what almond milk is usually done. Considering that I’m not dead and healthy (I love very much those almonds), looks, that I most likely ate domesticated sweet almonds, which apparently do not have this problem.

      Love and Light,
      Irmina

  5. Andrew Gocht February 11, 2016 at 21:15 Permalink

    Thank you Dr. Sebi for curing my herpes. Please contact Dr. Sebi on drsebiscellfood.com for any kind of disease cure so that your health can be restore.

    • Sara lewis August 10, 2016 at 19:28 Permalink

      Hi I would really like to know the info about his cure for herpes please. What should buy and what should I eat and avoid?

    • Irmina Santaika August 11, 2016 at 13:53 Permalink

      Hi Sara, here is Dr. Sebi’s office, inc
      2807 La Cienega Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90034
      310-838-2490
      info@drsebiscellfood.com

      I believe that they have information about Dr. Sebi’s cure for herpes.
      Love and Light,
      Irmina

    • Jgirl April 28, 2017 at 22:15 Permalink

      How long were you on Dr. Sebi’s plan before getting tested?

  6. livinginnatureengland May 24, 2016 at 21:26 Permalink

    so much bad info here somebody needs to make a video called Dr sebi was wrong

    • Irmina Santaika May 24, 2016 at 22:02 Permalink

      You are very welcome to make it happen 😉 I know, that our readers want to see a variety of viewpoints about this matter, and I agree, that there is a lot more than just left and right…
      Love and Light,
      Irmina

  7. savannah December 13, 2016 at 01:39 Permalink

    Isn’t honey acidic and forbidden by doctor Sebi? Also some fruits that you recommend such as pineapples, kumquats and grapefruits which are hybrid and acidic? On one hand you promote Dr. Sebi yet on the other you’re encouraging foods on the forbidden list? Very confusing. Can you clarify?

    • Irmina Santaika December 13, 2016 at 17:01 Permalink

      Dear Savannah, we are not promoting Dr. Sebi 🙂 Our website has been developed to share different Healing Art ideas.
      Doctor Sebi theory you can find on his website: drsebiscellfood.com
      Love and Light,
      Irmina

  8. Saphire January 7, 2017 at 23:06 Permalink

    You forgot to add Dr.Sebi proved to cure all viruses and won in the U S surpreme court against the medical doctors. So he is not fake.

    • Irmina Santaika January 8, 2017 at 01:20 Permalink

      Yes, that info was on Dr. Sebi video 😉
      Love and Light,
      Irmina

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