Three Nutrition Tips

1. Cleanse your liver daily
Your liver performs more than 500 functions including detoxification. Give it and your gallbladder a little help every day with this easy cleanse:

Lemon Squeezer

First thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into a cup of warm, filtered water and drink.
Wait 30 minutes before having anything else.
This is a gentle liver and gallbladder tonic, blood cleanser, and sets up for good digestion for the rest of the day.

Be sure to rinse your mouth with fresh, clean water after the lemon drink, to protect your tooth enamel.

2. Be kind to your liver
Plan your meals so that food is fully digested before you go to sleep at night. Allow the following digestion times:

  • Flesh Protein (4-6 hours)
  • Vegetable Protein (3-4 hours)
  • Vegetables (2-3 hours)
  • Fruit (1 hour)

Notice how you feel the next morning.

3. Neutralize those nightshades

Nightshade foods may subtly remove calcium from the bones and deposit it in joints, kidneys, arteries, and other areas of the body where it doesn’t belong.

Nightshade vegetables include potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, and tobacco. While nightshades may be alkalizing they do adversely affect calcium balance.

Eating dairy will balance and neutralize nightshades. Consuming nightshades on a dairy-free diet will result in calcium loss, so go ahead and have cheese with your salad, and butter on your potato.

Note: “Old” potatoes have been known to cause gastrointestinal inflammation, nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness.

~ by Nancy Hall R.H.N.

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