Recent Studies Show Baking Soda May Reduce Premature Death Risk

From: The Alternative Daily

Research published this month in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that having balanced baking soda, or bicarbonate, levels in your body could reduce your chances of an early death.

The study examined data compiled in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study for 2,287 participants. Participants were healthy adults who, at the onset of the study in 1997, were between the ages of 70 and 79, and were followed for approximately 10 years. Survival data were gathered through February 2014. 

What did they find?

Study author Dr. Kalani Raphael, associate professor and nephrology and hypertension specialist at the University of Utah, and colleagues investigated pH, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate in association with long-term survival. According to the University of Utah press release, “Critically ill patients with severe acid-base abnormalities have a very low likelihood of surviving their illness, but it’s unclear whether more subtle changes in the body’s acid-base status have an effect on the longevity of relatively healthy older people.” 

Raphael and colleagues found that low levels of bicarbonate may be linked to an increased risk for premature death by 24 percent. Sodium bicarbonate assists your body in balancing pH levels, possibly extending life. “What we found was that generally healthy older people with low levels of bicarbonate had a higher risk of death,” Raphael said. “Adding the pH measurement into the equation didn’t change the results, which is important because pH is not routinely measured.”

The study’s findings may assist clinicians in better assessing a patient’s risk of premature death by analyzing their blood bicarbonate concentrations more closely. Clinicians can recommend dietary adjustments to patients with low bicarbonate concentrations to optimize health.  

What does it mean for me?

How do you get more baking soda in your life? Surprisingly, the answer has nothing to do with that yellow box in your fridge fighting odors. If you want to balance your pH levels by getting more sodium bicarbonate in your diet, eating more fruits and vegetables is the key. 

Fruits and vegetables high in potassium and bicarbonate will have a negative potential renal acid load (PRAL) score. This represents the amount of acid produced by the kidneys after metabolism. The higher the negative, the more potassium and bicarbonate they will provide, potentially reducing your risk of premature death, according to the study. Apples, raisins, spinach, bananas, carrots, broccoli, lemons and even coffee are a few sources that will boost your potassium and bicarbonate levels. 

Thank you Stephen for the great article. Bobby

Stephen Seifert is a writer, professor, adventurer and a health & fitness guru. His flair for travel and outdoor adventure allows him to enjoy culture and traditions different than his own. A healthy diet, routine fitness and constant mental development is the cornerstone to Stephen’s life.

Sources:
http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2016/01/13/CJN.06200615
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/ason-lbl010816.php
http://www.precisionnutrition.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/acid-base-foods-pral.pdf

RAW VEGAN CARROT CORIANDER RICE – By Gena

raw carrot rice

Raw Carrot Coriander Rice (vegan, gluten free, raw)

Serves 2

4 large carrots
2 tsp tamari
3 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp coriander (dried)
1/2 tbsp rice vinegar

1. Peel and chop carrots roughly. Add them to a food processor and pulse to process until they are chopped to the size of rice. For best results, squeeze the carrot rice through a cheesecloth or paper towel to remove some moisture, and then return to the food processor.

2. Pulse in the almond butter, coriander, tamari, and vinegar. Adjust seasonings as desired. If you have a food dehydrator, you can skip the cheesecloth/paper towel step and dehydrate the mixture at 115 degrees for an hour or so. Serve in raw nori rolls, or as a raw side dish!

Served wrapped in nori, with some spinach, too

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Great texture!

I’d serve this rice dish with a nutrient dense salad of choice. The sushi rolls also make a great appetizer.

Thank you Gena for making this amazing recipe. Posted first on thefullhelping.com

Bobby’s Living Food Vegan Almond Joy’s Recipe

These simple, fast to make raw living food treats will satisfy your cravings for Chocolate and Coconut.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food processor & Blender

INGREDIENTS: PART 1

  • 3 cups raw shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 Medjool dates pitted (you may add more for a sweeter taste)
  • 1/8 cup alfalfa sprouts – Optional – This makes sure you have a live food desert.
  • ½ cup coconut nectar (you may use less)
  • 1 tablespoon non-alcoholic, pure vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS PART 2 – Prepare in a separate bowl

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao butter – be sure to grate
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder – be sure to sift
  • 1/3 cup sweetener; coconut nectar or yacon
  • 1/4 tsp lecithin
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  • PART 1 – Blend all ingredients from part 1, in the food processor until well mixed.

Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized elongated balls, or roll them by hand. Best to do this on your dehydrator tray. Don’t forget to put two almonds on each one, You want them to look like Almond Joys. Dehydrate at 105° for 2 – 3 hours. We need the coconut to become firm.

  • PART 2 – Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender till smooth.

Dip the Almond Joys in the chocolate and place on a teflex sheet or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Bring them out and enjoy eating a healthy snack. Remember these are snacks, not your main meal.

Enjoy and be Blessed , Bobby.

Raw Food and Skin Health

Your skin is a mirror of what’s going on in the rest of your body. And when your organs and blood are fed the nutrition they need to function properly, that shows in your skin.

What’s the largest organ in your body? It’s your skin! It provides a protective covering for the other organs of the body. It changes to regulate your internal body temperature. And it’s a good indicator of overall health and well-being.

People spend thousands of dollars on skin preparations  to make your skin look vibrant and glowing. They’re all topical products – products that we put on top of our skin. But if we spent just a fraction of the money we spend on these preparations on RAW FOODS, we’d begin to see an immediate change in the texture of our skin.

When you eat raw foods, you put more of the essential vitamins and amino acids your body needs into it. You’re also adding moisture – naturally. Raw foods have a much higher moisture content than cooked foods, simply because the cooking process takes out so much essential moisture.

Your skin is a mirror of what’s going on in the rest of your body. And when your organs and blood are fed the nutrition they need to function properly, that shows in your skin. Get your vitamins and moisture from foods like apples and carrots. When you do, then phrases like “inner beauty” and “inner glow” will be applied to YOU. Your skin is what’s presented to the rest of the world and healthy, glowing skin makes the best first impression.

When you start adding raw foods to your diet, things will just naturally fall into place. You’ll feel better. You’ll look better. People will react to you more positively. You’ll have so much more energy for your work, your friends, and your family. And this kind of energy is a self-perpetuating thing. You don’t need self-help books and expensive moisturizers and plastic surgery. When your body and skin are getting their essential nutrition with raw, uncooked foods, you’ll look and feel your best, NATURALLY!

Thank you healthy News Articles.

Blessings, Bobby

Vegan Bacon Recipe… It’s Deceiving

if you liked bacon you’re going to love this recipe .

  • 1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 dried chipotle chili pepper, soaked at least 2 hours (optional)
  • 1/2 cup soaking water from the chipotle peppers (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of hickory smoke
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nama shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch cayenne

Directions:
1) To make the thin pieces of eggplant use a horizontal peeler or mandolin to get straight thin pieces.
2) Once you have sliced your eggplant, sprinkle it with the sea salt and allow to sit for 1-2 hours in a tray/bowl.
3) Blend the other ingredients in a blender/Vita-mixer.
4) After 1-2 hours-Layer your eggplant slices between paper or cloth towels and press out excess moisture.
5) Get a large zip lock baggie or bowl and pour marinade into baggie or bowl.
6) Submerge the slices of eggplant in the marinade. If using a baggie squeeze as much air as possible out of baggie. Marinate 30-45 minutes.
7) Carefully lay out the marinated eggplant slices onto your dehydrator trays and dehydrate @105F degrees until crispy (24 – 36 hours-continually check the progress-depends on how thick your slices are)

Yields 15 – 20 Fakon pieces. 
Serve and Enjoy!  Blessings, Bobby

“Beware of Energy Vampires” – by Jon Gordon

Beware of Energy Vampires – by Jon Gordon They lurk in our businesses, our families and our social organizations. They are real. They are everywhere. And they will suck the life out of you if you let them.
If you’re like most people, it has happened to you. You were talking to someone and before you knew it, they drained the life right out of you. You looked for fang marks on your neck but they were nowhere to be found. Then you realized Energy Vampires don’t have fangs. They have other means to suck your energy. Here are a few:
Negative comments -“Did I tell you how much I hate my life and work? Did I tell you what so and so did to me? Did I tell you how my life stinks? Did I tell you why nothing goes right?”
Dream snatching-“You can’t do that. How are you going to do that? Are you living in fantasyland? Get back to the real world. You should do this instead.”
Shrinking devices-“What is wrong with you? Can you do anything right? You are the worst. I hate working with you.”
In other situations the words may be less harsh but the result ends up being the same. Once an Energy Vampire starts sucking it is difficult to break free. Don’t let this happen. Instead be prepared to neutralize an Energy Vampire from the beginning. You don’t need a stake or garlic. Here are 4 techniques:
Action Steps
Look in the mirror-Sometimes we are the Vampires. If we pay attention to our thoughts and words we can eliminate the Vampire in us. Are you being negative or positive? I ask myself this often.
Confront and Reform-Tell your Energy Vampire (EV) that he or she is being negative. They may not even realize it. Ask for support, positive feedback and encouragement from them. If your EV is a colleague, family member or friend, perhaps you can reform them into an Energy Addict. Show them how to spread positive energy. If they just don’t see it or refuse to do it then you may have to give an ultimatum. You might say, “This is my goal. This is where I am going and if you’re going to be negative then I can’t be around you.
Turn on the Light-When you were a child and scared of the dark you turned on the light and felt better. Negative energy is like darkness. When you encounter an Energy Vampire, turn on the light. When an EV comes at you with fear, negativity, hate and anger turn on the light and respond with love, kindness, and positive energy. Negative energy is powerless in the light. Think about what happens when someone gets mad and yells at you. If you don’t yell back they lose momentum and power. If you return with kindness they lose even more power. On the other hand, if you yell back at them then the negative energy grows and grows.
Run-Run as far and as fast as you can. This sometimes is the best technique if you are not close with the EV. You only have so much energy and in today’s world you need to keep all you have. If, for example, you are in the grocery store and you see someone who drains your energy then run away fast. Really fast.

Latest Studies Show Glutathione Fights Degenerative Diseases

Please take the time to read this short article it could save your life.

Today almost 1 out of every 3 Americans is suffering from some degenerative disease. The two significant culpurts, cancer, and heart disease now kills more than a million people each year here in the states.

Scientific studies and are showing that these diseases in part are related to a deficiency in glutathione.  Glutathiones job is to neutralize toxins, and protect our bodies from illness, increase our longevity by guarding our cells from oxidative stress. As we get older, our glutathione levels significantly decrease, while degenerative diseases increase.

Glutathione is produced in the liver and found in every cell of the body. It is composed of the amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and cysteine). Glutathione works by binding to harmful free radicals while it supports the function of the T-cells – which are needed to ensure a healthy and balanced an immune system which assists in DNA repair.

Foods That Increase Glutathione Production

  • Veggies loaded with Sulfur. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, onions, garlic, and shallots
  • Fruits packed with vitamin C. Areola cherries, citrus, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and watermelon.
  • Eat selenium-rich foods like brazil nuts. For those of you who are meat-eaters eat it sparingly and make sure it’s naturally environmentally farm-raised organic, beef, buffalo, chicken, and fish.
  • I also like to supplement with herbs when necessary using selenium, milk thistle, and Tumeric.
  • Though not a food getting a good night’s sleep is very important for the assimilation of these foods to help the liver make the Glutathione.

Wishing you good health and every blessing. Bobby