Lowers blood sugar levels, reduces inflammation, slows skin aging and improved nerve function. We recommend at least 600 mg daily. Best if taken in the morning.
Reduces Cortisol Levels. Reduced Blood Sugar Levels. Has Anti-Cancer Properties. Reduces Symptoms of Depression. Reduce Stress and Anxiety. Boosts Testosterone and Increase Fertility in Men. We recommend a 1200 mg minimum dosage. Break the dosage into 2 parts and take them morning and evening.
Ashwagandha Root 50 mg
Boswellia Indian Ginseng 150 mg
Turmeric (curcumin) 200 mg
Zinc complex 50 mg
Take in the morning with breakfast and after the evening meal. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. You may add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in a cup of water and drink it upon rising and before bedtime.
Wishing you the best day ever, Bobby
Rejuvelac continues to be a mainstay in the Living Foods Community. Thousands of raw and living food vegans drink it every day.
Before your health food store ever carried probiotics, prebiotics and every type of strain and enzyme under the sun, there was Rejuvelac.
Even in the 21 century, Rejuvelac is still a staple that most natural health institutes will always have on hand if they are steeped in the health and healing traditions of Dr. Ann Wigmore. In her all time, living food bestseller, The Blending Book, she tells us why she believes Rejuvelac is so important to drink, on a daily basis.
“Rejuvelac is a slightly fermented, probiotic-rich, wheat berry drink that is one of the most significant items in the living foods lifestyle. Rejuvelac plays a critical role in restoring health. Easily digested, Rejuvelac contains all the wholesome nourishment of wheat without the adverse side effects. It contains the friendly bacteria that are necessary for a healthy colon and to remove toxins. Filled with B-complex vitamins and vitamins C and E.”
In her book, “Hippocrates Live Food Program” Dr. Ann quotes food chemist Harvey Lisle, who did extensive research on Rejuvelac’s contents. “Rejuvelac is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, dextrins, phosphates, saccharins, lactobacilli. The Aspergillus, Oryza, and Amylases are enzymes within the rejuvelac which have the job of breaking down large molecules of glucose, starch, and glycogens.
Better Than An Apple A Day
Rejuvelac is one of my favorite drinks! It’s easy to make and is full of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients our bodies need to sustain our health and longevity.
Whenever I counsel a raw vegan who is failing to thrive, I always recommend they start to drink Rejuvelac. I also advise them to raise immediately, the amount of cultured, and fermented living foods, to at least thirty percent of the raw food they eat.
Forget about “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Do what Dr. Ann has taught us and drink 3 cups of this powerful enzyme-rich elixir and you will not need a doctor unless you’re injured. I believe that Rejuvelac is the true Fountain of Youth, restoring health to some and protecting the good health of others.
Rejuvelac’s Wonderful Benefits
- Filled with life-giving digestive enzymes.
- Loaded with prebiotics and probiotics.
- Use it to start all of your fermentation processes, making nut and seed cheeses, protein nuggets, and all kinds of vegan Kiefer’s and yogurts.
- Because rejuvelac is a pre-digested food, all the proteins are broken down into amino acids making them easy to digest and assimilate.
- Because the nutrients are so quickly absorbed, Rejuvelac increases our energy instead of decreasing it.
- Drinking rejuvelac helps digestion and is a very efficient cure for stomach and colon problems.
- You can use rejuvelac, instead of water in almost any live food recipes.
- Rejuvelac cleanses your colon and fills it with friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus Bifidus.
- We believe that “all disease starts in the colon”. So, it makes sense; the healthier our colons are, the less chance we will have of contracting a disease.
There are many kinds of rejuvelac and as many ways to make it. At our detox center, we like to use Dr. Ann Wigmore’s whole berry method.
Many of our friends like to put fruits in their rejuvelac, My favorite is lemons, I call the drink Rejuvelade. You can experiment with what fruits you would like to put in your rejuvelac. Many of our students and clients like to create their rejuvelac from different fruits with pineapple being a favorite.
Let’s Make One Gallon of Rejuvelac
- You will need a glass jar or a nut milk bag for sprouting your wheat berries.
- Another big glass container that has a lid, which you can loosely close, to keep the rejuvelac clean during the fermentation process.
Instructions For Sprouting The Wheat Berries
- Soak one cup of wheat berries in a jar overnight, making sure you cover them with pure clean water.
- Next morning: pour the wheat berries into a colander, draining off the old water and rinsing the wheat berries.
- Place the wheat berries back into the jar, turn it on its side, raising the back of the jar by folding a dish towel and placing underneath. This way all the excess water is drained off eliminating the chance of mold, as the berries get fresh air.
- Rinse the wheat berries 2 times a day. The sprouting can take from 1-2 days, depending on the temperature. When a little ‘tail’ appears on the wheat berry, they are ready!
Instructions For Fermenting The Rejuvelac
- Place the sprouted wheat berries in the fermenting jar. If you wish to quicken the fermentation time you can add a cup of water and “blend” the berries in a blender for a couple of seconds.
- Pour in one gallon of pure water.
- Place the lid loosely on the jar and put it away in a cool, dark place.
- Stir the fermenting Rejuvlac in the jar once or twice a day. DO NOT USE A METAL SPOON, use a wooden spoon, take a taste each time you stir.
- If it’s tart like lemon and smells like baking bread, it’s ready!
- If not, check it later in the day, or let it sit another day.
- Once it’s ready, pour the rejuvelac through a nut bag or sieve into smaller quart bottles and place in the refrigerator.
- You can add ginger, cinnamon, mint, lemon, lime or your favorite fruit before drinking, or you can drink it Dr.Ann’s way; pure and healthy.
Here at our detox center, and at most of the other live food based lifestyle centers, Quinoa is sometimes used for the sprouted grain base of the rejuvelac. It has an amazingly delicious taste and is full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and the eight essential amino acids, ensuring that we get the most bio-available form of protein on the planet.
Forget about the store bought, over the counter probiotics. Rejuvelac is one of the best probiotic and nutrient carriers available to mankind. Loaded with the enzymes our bodies need, to help us digest and assimilate our food rejuvelac enhances every aspect of the digestive process. You’re going to want to drink this amazingly delicious fermented concoction every day as it delivers easy to assimilate nutrition to your body’s systems, when and where it’s most needed.
Whether you use wheat berries, quinoa, any other grain, seed, or fruit, rejuvelac is easy to prepare and inexpensive to make, so make sure rejuvelac is always a part of your daily bread.
Robert C Morgan Naturopath and Health Counselor.
Sue Ellen Meisheri RN, BSN and Health Counselor
One of our past guests had just become a new grandmother and she asked my opinion on raw living foods for children and if children could eat herbs when they were sick. That is why I am writing this article — because she asked me to help her and because I thought some of our other past guests and readers could benefit from how I answered her questions.
Keeping our children healthy is our primary purpose as parents and grandparents. The living foods lifestyle is the strongest health foundation you can give your child, yet there are times when parents must consider additional modalities when helping their children through an illness. It’s my hope that you will never have to use any of the following herbs or concoctions, but if you do, keep in mind herbs can interact with other herbs, supplements and/or medications. For these reasons, you should only give herbs to a child when under the supervision of a health care practitioner. So if you do want to use these time-tested protocols, please consult your healthcare provider for diagnosis and medical advice before giving them to your children.
The following list of symptoms and the herbs and concoctions used to address them is by no means meant to be a comprehensive listing and only reflects some of the protocols I am personally aware of. If you have found other simple protocols please feel free to add them to the comments. I would love to hear from you.
Herbs and Protocols
Colic: When your child cries for extended periods (1-2 hours), pulls its legs up to the belly, or extends its legs out and will not calm down they may be experiencing colic. Mild, yet effective herbal teas made from Anise, Catnip, Caraway or Fennel and Peppermint have been used by mothers to soothe their children’s colic.
Colds: When your child is suffering from a cold you also suffer. All of these herbs and concoctions will really help your child when they are fighting a cold. Your first line of defense should be used early and often. Echinacea is a great all round herb which provides immune support and may help protect your child from viral and bacterial infections. I also like Anise as it will help with breaking up the mucus and make it easier for your child to breath and get mucus out of his/her body. You may also want to make a Chamomile tea, infused with peppermint, licorice and lemon balm. This concoction will help calm your child’s cough and works as an expectorant. If your child is older you may want to talk to your health care provider about Mullen tea.
Constipation: Good hydration is the most effective way to relieve constipation and this is easy to achieve when your child is getting plenty of pure water along with raw fruits and vegetables which contain large amounts of water. Also, a blend of Chamomile and Marigold teas will help prevent constipation, while gently helping your little one’s bowels to move. Two other good herbs are aloe and Sienna both possesses laxative action and act on your child’s large intestine to stimulate peristalsis.
Cough: When your child coughs it is a sign that his/her body is attempting to an inflamed (croup- dry cough) or mucus congested airway (wet cough). All of the herbal remedies I’m sharing with you will decrease inflammation, reduce mucus production and have a soothing relaxing effect that quickly helps stop the coughing. Warm herbal tea with licorice, honey (only give honey to children who are at least 1 year old) and a little lemon juice is excellent for helping ease the tickle that sets off a cough. Children of all ages who have coughs benefit from running a humidifier with eucalyptus oil in the water as it will break up mucus and soothe your child’s coughing reflex. Make sure the humidifier is out of your child’s reach, or use a cold humidifier. Also, if your child is over 1 year old give them a spoonful of honey with a little lemon mixed in before they go to bed as this will help alleviate soreness. There are many wonderful natural herbal cough syrups that you can make or purchase. Contact your health care for recipes and suggestions. Don’t forget to keep checking your child’s temperature and to keep him/her hydrated.
Cradle Cap: Consists of dead skin cells which remain attached to your babies head. These dead skin cells block your baby’s pores and mix with body oils. Cradle Cap usually appears within the first days of your child’s life. Your child will not usually experience itching or pain with Cradle Cap. Before bedtime you can rinse your baby’s head with a simple warm mixture of Calendula and Comfrey, then let the baby’s scalp air dry, then massage organic olive oil mixed with lavender and mullein into the scalp and leave it in overnight, wash it away with mild natural soap and water each morning. The Cradle Cap should disappear within a few days. Seborrhea- is a form of Cradle Cap that has formed on other areas of the body.
Diaper Rash: Is usually caused by a diaper containing urine/stool and the material of the diaper rubbing against the child’s skin. The way to identify this type of rash is to look at the folds of the skin (which are more protected) if they are not red, you have diaper rash caused by simple irritation. Most other diaper rashes are caused by yeast or bacterial infections. The yeast rash will show up bright red, often with small red pimples on the outer edges. The bacterial rash will have fluid-filled pimples which look yellowish with some crusty areas.
Diarrhea: As your child begins to eat different combinations of foods the bowels sometime will react and your child may get diarrhea. To alleviate the discomfort associated with diarrhea, you may want to have your child eat fresh grated raw or lightly steamed carrots, mixed with equal parts applesauce (include the apple’s skin). I also like raspberry and peppermint tea blended, as this concoction helps to stop cramping, calms diarrhea and will also help lower a fever.
Earache: If your child experiences regular earaches or earaches which last more than 12 hours be sure to contact your physician. Usually, earaches accompany colds and coughs. If you are a smoker stop! Smoke from cigarettes plays a major role in many children’s earaches. Before giving your child herbs or medications, try sitting him/her up and placing a cool washcloth on the ear that is troubling them. If your child is old enough to chew gum give him/her a piece of herbal chewing gum, as this can sometimes lower the pain. As long as your child’s eardrum is not punctured you may want to warm some olive oil and add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract along with a drop of garlic and tea tree oil. Place a piece of warm cotton in the ear and lay a warm, slightly damp cloth over the ear and begin a vaporizer that has eucalyptus oil in it. You may repeat putting on warm clothes until your child’s ear stops hurting. Should your child’s earache not subside, you should contact your physician.
Teething: Children seeking comfort from the pain of teething can use lemon balm as a tea or can chew on a washcloth soaked in the tea.
Always contact your physician if you have a question about your Childs health. Do not give your child any type of medicine or herb without consulting the Childs physician. The information contained in this article is for educational and entertainment purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, or treat any sickness, or disease.
Eating this amazing food everyday will completley recharge your immune system.
While I was the director of the Creative Health Institute, this wonderful food was served at every meal. Some of the benefits associated with eating regular and VegeKrauts are:
Sauerkraut is an immune system booster
Packed with enzymes, vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals, sauerkraut has a wonderful effect on the immune system and has been used as an immune booster for centuries. Sauerkraut contains, lactic acid bacteria and photochemical which are created and enhanced during the fermentation process. These naturally occurring, beneficial by-products of sauerkraut help boost the immune system which leads to a decrease in a number of health problems. The common cold, skin problems, weight gain, and tainted blood are all fixed by a healthy functioning immune system.
Sauerkraut is a cancer fighter
Sauerkraut’ is a superfood, with the ability to inhibit and even destroy cancer cells. Studies published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry concluded that sauerkraut is a cancer inhibitor. The study discovered that the fermentation of cabbage produced a substance called isothiocyanate, which prevents cancer growth, particularly in the breast, colon, lung, and liver. The University of New Mexico published a study linking sauerkraut consumption by adolescent females to a reduced risk for breast cancer earlier studies indicate sauerkraut may reduce the risk for other forms of cancer including lung, colon, prostate, and liver
“We are finding that fermented cabbage to be healthier than raw or cooked cabbage, especially for fighting cancer”, says Eeva-Liisa Ryhanen, Ph.D., research manager of MTT Agrifood Research Finland, located in Jokioinen, Finland. A recent study by the American Center for Cancer Research has found that sauerkraut has a profound effect on preventing and healing breast cancer. Based on reports that breast cancer rates amongst polish women in the United States were much higher than those in Poland researchers set out to find out why. Their answer; the women who still lived in Poland ate significantly larger amounts of sauerkraut especially important while they were in adolescence. The research found that the women who immigrated Americanized’ their diets and stopped eating as much of the superfood that is sauerkraut thus increasing their rates of breast cancer.
Eating sauerkraut is a great way to protect the balance of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. Sauerkraut is one of the few foods that contain the bacterium Lactobacilli Plantarum. L. Plantarum is a very dominant strain of healthful bacteria which helps your digestive system in the following ways: boost the immune system by increasing antibodies that fight infectious disease help inhibit pathogenic organisms including E.coli, salmonella and unhealthy overgrowth of candida (yeast) create antioxidants (glutathione and superoxide dismutase) that scavenge free radicals which are a cancer precursor transforms hard-to-digest lactose from milk to the more easily digested lactic acid. It neutralizes the anti-nutrients found in many foods including the phytic acid found in all grains and the trypsin-inhibitors in soy generates new nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, digestive aids, and the trace mineral GTF chromium. These various properties are the best scientific reasons given for what has been known by loyal users for millennia, sauerkraut cures an upset stomach and is the best natural physic there is. Many sources say raw fermented foods are beneficial to the digestive system by increasing the healthy flora in the intestinal tract or creating the type of environment for them to flourish. Sauerkraut and its juice are traditional folk remedies for constipation. Fermentation actually increases nutrient values in the cabbage, especially vitamin C.
Fermented foods facilitate the breakdown and assimilation of proteins. They have a soothing effect on the nervous system. The benefits of sauerkraut and sauerkraut juice have been recognized for generations. In some families of southern Germany, the children are fed raw sauerkraut twice weekly to support their intestines.
Avian Flu Fighter
With the spread of Avian Flu spreading across the globe, Korean scientist, Kang Sa-Ouk of Seoul National University, took 13 chickens infected with the avian flu virus and fed them Kim Chi extract. 11 of the birds recovered. It appears that the vital bacteria are created during the fermenting process and this gives the Kim Chi (Kraut) its health-boosting qualities.
Dr. Ann Wigmores VegeKraut
- 1 green cabbage
- 1 purple cabbage
- 6 carrots
- 1 sweet red onion
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice or rejuvelac
- Optional Seasonings to taste (garlic, cayenne, herbs, caraway seeds) – optional
Finely chop cabbage, saving outside leaves. Chop carrots and onion. Place vegetables into a large bowl or crock-pot. Mix in optional seasonings. Cover the top outside with cabbage leaves. Place large plate and weight on top (we use a large stone). Press down to remove air from Kraut. Leave at room temperature for 3 days or until it is sour enough for your taste. Place the Kraut in a glass jar with a lid and refrigerate. It will keep up to for several weeks. Eat a ½ cup serving a day with meals and enjoy the wonderful flavor and nutritional benefits of this wonderful food! Another zero fat, healthy bacteria, non-fruit recipe to give you amazing health!
Wishing you the best day ever,
Robert Morgan – “Bobby” is the past program and health education director at CHI. He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.
Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.