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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time flies when you are having fun!

Our family has indeed been having fun testing out new raw food recipes and learning a great deal about non-toxic living.  We also just finished teaching another detox seminar which was our best one yet.  We are very excited and humbled by the level of positive support from our patients and friends.  But the seminars are not about us, it's about those who are looking for ways to heal their bodies from chronic diseases and the ravaging effects of prescription medication, not to mention the crappy food that we tend to put into our bodies disguised in phony labels such as: all natural, sugar free, organic, etc. Not that the labels are bad, its the deception that we are oppposed to.  Anyhow, this time around, we received more interesting questions from the seminar participants.  Here are the answers.

Q:  Can eating too much fruit make your body/blood acidic?
A:  No, unless you are eating crates of citrus fruit with no balance in your daily eating.  The foods that make you most alkaline are dark green, leafy vegetables.

Q: Is the Ph level in the saliva, blood and urine the same?
A: No, they are not the same (good question)  For the benefit of those of you who were not at the seminar, let me explain. During the seminar we passed out a piece of Ph testing paper to each person and they put it on their tongue to test the Ph level of their body.  Ideally, this Ph test would be done with urine which is much more indicative of body Ph, but during the seminar it's just more convenient to have everyone test their saliva, as you can imagine.

Q: What is the best toothpaste to use?
A: Anything without sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).  Can't say exactly which one is the best, but here is link to a list of SLS-free toothpastes.  We especially like anything that is flouride-free as well.  We just bought Weleda Plant Gel Toothpaste

Q:  What is bromine used for in food?
A:  It is used as a dough conditioner and also used in some citrus flavored soda.

Stay tuned over the next few days we'll be answering more questions.  If you have follow up questions or comments, please post them or email them to and I will make sure to post the requested information.

In the meantime, we want to remind you of a few events happening at the wellness center:

FREE Movie Screening of Food Matters
Saturday, May 22   Doors open 2:30pm  Showtime 3:00pm
At our office - 19474 Rinaldi St. Northridge CA 91326

RAW Detox Seminar
Saturday, July 17
$40.00 registration before May 22
$45 registration after May 22
Register online at