Eating in season is the best way to consume fresh produce and while grocery shopping with a friend we could smell the fresh scent of locally grown concord grapes and this lead to the making of fresh concord grape juice:
Ingredients: 3 pound of fresh concord grapes, 1 gallon of spring water and 1/4 cup of volcano agave or date syrup.
Wash your grapes in a water bath with veggie wash or spray.
Rinse and drain grapes before placing into a large stock pot.
Mash the grapes using a potato smasher and place the pot onto the stove once the grapes are mashed and juicy.
Cook on medium heat until it begins to bubble a little and reduce to low simmer for about 8-10 minutes, still mashing/mixing during the process.
Pour juice mixture into a fine mesh strainer over another large stock pot or bowl.
After fully strained, strain through a cheese cloth or nut milk bag into a large beverage container.
You can allow the mixture to strain overnight in the fridge or put on some gloves and gently squeeze the nut milk bag.
Place in the refrigerator once fully strained and enjoy within a week.
What is an Alkaline/Electric Plant-Based Lifestyle Inspired by Dr. Sebi?
Is it the same as vegan or vegetarian diet?
What’s the difference?
Does this sound familiar? Don’t worry, many others are asking the same questions. There’s a lot of confusion about the difference between alkaline/electric plant-based and vegan.
There’s a couple key distinctions. Let’s take a look at food…
An alkaline/electric plant-based lifestyle is one that is based on the methodology and protocols of Dr. Sebi. This includes the consumption of natural whole plant foods the create the least amount of mucus in the body, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. As the name implies, it is a lifestyle with natural plant foods as the focus rather than a processed food or animal-based diet. Processed and animal-based more accurately describe the diet of westernized societies and this type of food consumption creates a very acidic pH and has grave consequences overtime.
Dr. Sebi established a new standard in how we approach and select foods. Most often an alkaline/electric plant-based lifestyle is referring to one that is 100% plants and as we have learned in Dr. Sebi’s lectures he even advocated the use of the black bee honey in both medicinal and nutritional consumption. An alkaline/electric plant based lifestyle also focuses on the use of electric herbs to aid the body in healing and restoring itself from an acidic pH to one that is alkaline.
A vegan diet, on the other hand, is one that eliminates the consumption of any other sentient being or their by-products. This means no animal flesh (beef, poultry or fish), no dairy products, no eggs and no honey I love how Dick Gregory, put it: “I don’t eay anything that can fart, doodoo, pee, or screw”
Depending who you ask, honey may or may not be an acceptable ingredient for vegans. A vegetarian diet comes with much more variety. Vegetarians generally don’t eat animal flesh, but are ok with dairy products and/or eggs. Ultimately, they limit their animal consumption based on what they are comfortable with. For instance some people call themselves pesco-vegetarians, meaning they include fish in their vegetarian diet.
A key piece to note in reference to vegans is when you look under the covers you begin to realize it is not as healthy as many may believe. The foods we consume have to be more than ethically and morally correct. The foods we consume must resonate with our molecular structure, it must create an alkaline environment that will provide us with an optimal level of living. Many vegan are not necessarily eating whole, plant foods. In most cases a vegan consumes a very acidic diet that includes many unnatural foods. potatoes and other starchy foods, many processed snack foods and unnatural beverages can all be vegan. The food industry has caught on to the growing acceptance of a vegan diet, and thus vegan junk food and packaged meals has become easily accessible and increasingly palatable. These animal-free foods are still loaded with sugars, chemicals, fatty and harmful oils and un-natural salt and thousands of other non animal additives with harmful effects on the body. These man-made ingredients are not just appealing, but are often powerfully addictive. You can see that a vegan diet does not necessarily equate with a healthy diet.
In all honesty, an alkaline/electric whole food, plant-based lifestyle is not without room for further growth and expansion. Unfortunately the creator of this movement has passed but his legacy continues through millions of people that know the importance of selecting foods based on our genetic structure as well as for the benefit of achieving alkalinity.
It is important for me to say, this lifestyle is not perfect but I will echo Dr. Sebi by saying the foods on the nutritional guide are the best of the worst foods we have. There are foods included on the nutritional guide that are naturally occurring hybrids like kale, with gluten such as the ancient grains spelt, kamut and rye and with small amounts of starch such as the garbanzo beans/chickpeas but this is by far healthier than a vegan diet consisting of highly processed foods neither resonating with our DNA or creating an alkaline environment for our bodies to thrive in.
The good thing about the word vegan in many cases represents eating a diet without meat and with lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds. This is helpful in transitioning a person from vegan to alkaline/electric plant based, inspired by Dr. Sebi. It is also helpful to use the word vegan when you are in most non vegan eateries because of what most non vegans believe the word to mean “frutis & veggies”. We are still making strides to get the word Alkaline/ Electric into our homes so that more and more people will know the importance of eating to restore the body to its optimal level of functioning. Continue to support us as we continue to provide you and others with more information on the alkaline/electric lifestyle.
To learn the foods are on Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide view the video below!!
This spring cleaning is a starting point to the elimination of mucus, cleanse the body and prepare you for an alkaline / electric lifestyle. After you have completed the 7Day ISC, you might find your taste buds no longer want the acidic, mucus forming foods, which creates an acidic pH. This is a great jump start when transitioning into a healthy electric lifestyle.
For those already committed to an alkaline/electric lifestyle this program will continue to help you understand how to support the body through living a alkaline lifestyle. The lifestyle involves taking time to slow down the digestive track to allow the body to work on you behalf.
The program uses cell foods that nourish the body on cellular level, fresh fruits, natural spring water consumed over the course of the 7 days will provide the body with essential minerals for restoring, repairing and renewing healthy cells throughout the body. All of which will continue to create and provide the body with the minerals needed to protect itself from the harmful effects of the environment most of us live In as well as support an alkaline pH.
As many have learned our Brother, Dr. Sebi has transitioned from this life August 6, 2016. He will forever be remembered and we will continue to share his methodology with everyone we meet. Dr. Sebi will truly live through us!
If it were possible I would consume a fresh coconut daily. Growing up I remember seeing coconuts in the home from time to time but they were always the brown older coconuts. I began consuming coconuts again and this time I ate the young jelly coconuts that had the skin shaved down to make it easier to open. A few days ago I received information from an Admin (Nia Swanks) with the Alkaline Vegan Girls public Face Book group with some hidden truths about the shaved young jelly coconuts. I will admit I heard something about this a while back but never to this magnitude. Here are 3 things to consider:
To begin the shaved coconuts being sold are preserved with a chemical in order for them to survive being transported via a 30 day or more trip from Thailand. The scary fact is the chemicals that they are sprayed with may be entering the coconut shell as well as cross contamination when they are being opened. When you open a coconut you will always find a soft spot on the coconut to gain easy access, almost like the soft spot of a new baby’s skull.
Fresh young coconut green husk removed and shaved down to shell
As if that information isn’t bad enough there is more trickery going on in the coconut industry. As I began to research this subject for myself I discovered how HYBRID coconuts are big business throughout the world and especially in Thailand where our beloved shaved young jelly coconuts originate from. Throughout history, coconuts experienced hardships from disease and natural disasters that left many of the coconut trees in a vulnerable state if not near extinction. The world government decided to aid these countries through planting hybrid coconut trees with the naturally growing coconuts in an attempt to prevent the coconut from being extinct. I was able to identify one of the hybrid trees by the name of MayPan coconut as well as a hybrid coconut company (Deejay Farms, coconut breeding company) that supplies many hybrid coconut farmers in Thailand as well as other warm climate countries. This company has provided much wealth to those that breed their coconuts due to the high yield and the sweet taste. They pride themselves on using chemicals to grow their coconuts to yield record high totals.
As I continued to research this information I learned another aspect of consuming these coconuts involves monkey slavery. Monkey slavery usually occurs on hybrid farms in Thailand as well as in Indonesia. The monkeys are used to work 7 days a week, 8 hour shifts a day and they are used to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day. The monkeys are stolen as babies from their moms and brought into slavery and trained to become coconut pickers. It’s reported that chances are if the coconuts come from hybrid coconut farms from Thailand or Indonesia monkey were abused in the process.
Here is an excerpt from: Interview with Sondra Tatum a natural foo-dist.
“What are some of the main differences between your organic Thai coconuts and the standard non organic young coconut.
There are two main differences, one is in the growing and the other is in the processing. First the coco’s I send are grown without chemicals and second they are are processed without any chemical dips.
Note: If the young coconut you are consuming is white it is dipped in chemicals!!! Not just once but many times. I’ve seen the process myself. The workers wear protective clothing when they process the coconuts. They wear heavy aprons and heavy gloves. They use long poles with wire baskets on the end to remove the coconuts from the dips so they do not touch them.
A natural coconut husk turns brown within minutes of husking so when the conventional processing takes place the coconut is immediately dipped in their chemical(s) of choice as soon as the husk is removed, then the coconut is sent to the processing plant where it is polished or trimmed and dipped again in their chemical(s) of choice. The last dip (this makes 3 dips total) is when the coconut is ready for packing, it is dipped again then wrapped for transport. It is a sad process to watch and the workers themselves try to touch the cocos as little as possible, if at all.
I know many believe the young Thai coconuts they eat in Raw food restaurants are good for them but trust me they are not! Also a lot of their food contains the coconut water from treated coconuts. I also know many believe a certain test that was done came back pure, but it did not. I saw the test results myself and there were trace amounts of formaldehyde in that test in the fine print. If you believe trace amounts are not harmful to you that is your choice but believe me it like a girl saying she is a little bit pregnant it just cannot be that way. It is so, or it is not. All white young Thai coconuts are treated with dips of various chemicals before transport and most, if not all are grown with chemical fertilizers with hormones added for good measure. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.
The soft eye of the coconut is very sensitive and very soft. If a coconut is dipped the chemicals they will enter the coconut through the soft eye. No doubt about it. The soft eye is mothers natures way for the coconut to reproduce, it is where the sprout grows out from to make a new tree and it is soft enough for the sprout to exit and grow into a tree.”
I have attached a list of sites I used to research this information, please continue researching and share with others.
The shaved coconuts will begin to brown 10 minutes after being shaved
Select fresh green over chemical dipped shaved coconuts
Where can we purchase fresh coconuts? If you are in the Florida area there are coconut farms there. Also fresh coconuts husks on are available in some Caribbean markets, and international stores as well. I have located another method involving frozen fresh organic coconuts that are shipped.
Check out these 10 awesome health benefits of Dulse
1) High in Minerals – Specifically Cobalt, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Manganese
2) Helps heal poor digestive systems
3) Rebuilds and Maintains All Glands in the Body
4) Cleanses the Body of Heavy Metals
5) Increases Metabolism and aids in weight loss
6) Also High in Fiber, and hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon; essentials in building muscles
7) Supports healthy Brain function
8) Very High in Iodine for healthy Thyroid Function
9) Great for adding flavor to cooking
10) Heals and enhances the Liver
More About the Liver
A healthy functioning liver is important to our bodies and overall good health. Our livers are responsible for so much that we absolutely must become more aware of how to keep it healthy. Our livers break down all our foods, cleanses the toxins in our bodies, processes all of our sensory input, and is our heat-furnace. It’s the only organ in the body that can regenerate.
Our livers are extremely abused in our society, and adding Dulse to your daily nutritional intake can play an important role in helping to heal our bodies and liver.
Sea vegetables present these essential nutrients to your body in a chelated, colloidal optimally balanced form so they are bio-available; that is, your body “understands” how to absorb and utilize them. Major minerals examples are:
Calcium (for skeletal health, healthy heartbeat, nervous system function)
Magnesium (activates enzymatic activity, essential for healthy heartbeat)
Potassium (naturally prevents high blood pressure, provides cellular energy)
Sodium (essential for the correct balance of body fluids — our internal “ocean”)
Iron (as hemoglobin, transports and distributes oxygen to all your cells)
Fresh herbs are fun to play with, but they can intimidate some new cooks. Using dried herbs are a good second choice, just remember that they should be added earlier in the cooking process so they can begin to rehydrate and release their flavors.
Be sure to crush/grind herbs or if you don’t have a tool to crush them, you can rub dried herbs between your thumb and forefinger or between the palms of your hands before adding them to your pot or pan to give the herbs a boost of energy and to help the herbs release their oils and fragrances. Fresh herbs should always be added toward the end of cooking to enjoy their full flavor effect because they are more fragile;
Recipe: The water of 1 young coconut, handful of fresh basil and 2 tbs of sea moss jelly.
FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH
The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. It is really nothing more than a pump, composed of muscle which pumps blood throughout the body, beating approximately 72 times per minute of our lives. The heart pumps the blood, which carries all the vital materials which help our bodies function and removes the waste products that we do not need. For example, the brain requires oxygen and glucose, which, if not received continuously, will cause it to loose consciousness. Muscles need oxygen, glucose and amino acids, as well as the proper ratio of sodium, calcium and potassium salts in order to contract normally. The glands need sufficient supplies of raw materials from which to manufacture the specific secretions. If the heart ever ceases to pump blood the body begins to shut down and after a very short period of time will die.
WHAT DOES THE HEAT & OREGANO HAVE IN COMMON:
Oregano ~ Known for its ability to prevent and cure several ailments to a great extent, oregano is a rich source for controlling cholesterol& fighting dietary fiber, as well as antioxidants such as vitamin-C. (To store fresh oregano, snip off its tips and keep the stalks upright in some water, just like flowers.)
Antioxidants fight against free radicals (which are basically charged molecules capable of causing undesired chemical reactions) and thus help prevent heart disease, among other health issues. Oregano helps fight off inflammation inducing free radicals, and protect the heart against ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL).
LET THE FOODS WE EAT BE TASTY, HEALTHY & FOR A PURPOSE!!
Ready! Set! Go! You have made the decision so many of us have made and that decision is to be an alkaline vegan. After learning about the alkaline vegan lifestyle through viewing DVDs and attending live lectures of Dr. Sebi I made the same decision many others have made to commit to the lifestyle of an alkaline vegan.
Now that you’ve made the decision you may be asking yourself what is next. There are many pointers that all lead to great health but for this blog I want to focus on 3 questions asked by Naya one of the members in my Facebook groups Alkaline Vegan Girls, 1) where do you grocery shop, 2) how often, and 3) what are the pantry essentials? https://www.facebook.com/groups/alkalinevegangirls/ These are the my thoughts about the questions asked:
“My Top 5 Places to Shop”
Local Farmer’s Markets ~ fresh produce, grains, flours, and spices, nuts
Local International Markets ~ fresh produce with Hispanic origins, fresh herbs for seasoning foods
Local Health Food Stores ~ loose herbs for teas, some grains, nuts and seeds
Chain stores ~ While I am out in the community working with client’s I look to see what is on the nutritional guide and sometimes the chain stores will have spelt and quinoa flour
Online ~ herbs for teas and seasonings, pastas and breads.
How Often Do I Shop and What are the Pantry Essentials:
I shop weekly and usually at the beginning of the week on Sundays or the end of the week on Saturday. The key essentials for an alkaline vegan to have in the pantry are the following:
fresh produce ~ onions, peppers, mushrooms, kale, dandelions greens, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, butternut squash, chayote squash, key limes, seeded grapes, burro bananas, fresh young coconuts, green/yellow, frozen fruit for smoothies
Nuts, seeds and beans ~walnuts, hemp seeds, and garbanzo beans dry
Raw agave’ nectar and pitted dates for sweeteners
Fresh or dried herbs for seasonings ~ ginger, oregano, basil, fennel, onion powder, sage, dill, all spice, clove
With the above foods in your house you can make several meals to include soups, teas, stews, salads, stir fries, cookies, ice cream, pancakes, veggie vurgers, break fast meals and several other dishes.
ALKALINE VEGAN CEVICHE
The list of foods go on and on and all created from the nutritional guide Dr. Sebi provides to assist alkaline vegans with choosing healthy, natural foods that will create healing environments for our bodies to thrive in. The list Dr. Sebi created is not without flaw but it is a list with the least mucous causing foods for us to consume.