Our bodies were designed to be healthy with an alert mind. We were intended to have beautiful skin, to be trim and energetic instead of overweight, tired... Sluggish. A new biology reveals an over-acidification of the body is the one sickness causing all disease. When our pH is restored to its alkaline design, germs are unable to get a foothold. So, DYGandM.

The focus of this site appeals to committed Alkalarians, and transitioning Partial Alkalarians.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Take the Healthy Body Challenge






Did you know Danny Glover and Youngevity teamed up to fight Diabetes and Obesity this past August 15th in Cloumbus, Georgia?

Youngevity International, Inc., a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail, and direct sales channels, has teamed up with actor/celebrity and health advocate Danny Glover, to help educate individuals on the benefits of proper nutrition, activity, and wellness principles as solutions to the growing health concerns of diabetes and obesity. Youngevity has been bringing the message of the valuable and beneficial role of nutrition, exercise and proper dietary supplementation in combating these types of growing health concerns for over 17 years.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and close to 10% of the population is diabetic. Even with all the information and resources available to educate individuals on the risks and preventative measures that can be taken, rates of both of these health issues have been significantly rising.

Who says Vitamins are no good?

This new study, linking low levels of Vitamin D to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, looked at the blood levels of Vitamin D in over 1,600 participants over a 5-6 year period. Participants were over the age of 65 and at the time did not have dementia, cardiovascular disease, or any history of stroke. When participants were brought back for a follow-up after 5 to 6 years, it was found that 171 participants had developed dementia and 102 participants had developed Alzheimer’s. What was established was that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood increased your risk of developing dementia by 53%, and those with severely low levels of Vitamin D, had a 125% risk of developing dementia. As for Alzheimer’s disease, low levels of Vitamin D in the blood increased your risk by 70%, and severely low levels of Vitamin D increased your risk by 120%.2

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Raw Kelp Noodles



Raw Asian Creamy Kelp Noodles
Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients: (use organic)

2 packages raw kelp noodles, 24 ounces
¼ cup water
1 Tablespoon miso paste
1½ Tablespoons sesame oil
1½ cups + 1/3 cup unroasted (raw) cashews, divided
½ teaspoon high-quality sea salt
1 cup chopped scallions, white part only
1¼ cups diced tomato
1¼ cups sliced red cabbage
Fresh cilantro, for garnish
1 lime, quartered, for garnish

Directions:

Rinse the kelp noodles well in a colander. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a blender, process the water, miso paste, sesame oil, 1½ cups of the raw cashews, and sea salt until thoroughly combined. Pour over the kelp noodles and mix well. This is best done with clean hands, which helps to evenly saturate the noodles with the sauce. Add the raw veggies. Mix well again with your hands, and divide equally among 4 plates. Grind the last 1/3 cup of cashews in a food processor. Garnish each dish with a sprig of cilantro, a sprinkling of ground cashews and a quarter of a lime. Serve at room temperature or warm very gently in a pot.

Recipe courtesy of Kimberly Snyder, C.N., author of The Beauty Detox Foods

Monday, August 04, 2014

What is Happening to Our Drinking Water?






From our clothes to our food, farms and ranches, water fulfills one of our most basic requirements. Yet, agriculture is currently having an effect on another resource that you and I can't live without and that is WATER. According to studies done by the EPA, agriculture is the leading source of fresh water contamination in the United States. 

Why? Let's glance at what is happening in our drinking water.

When excess fertilizer washes into rivers and lakes, it can cause algal blooms that make drinking water taste and smell bad and, in some cases, cause health problems. With increased nitrate levels comes an increase in agricultural contaminants, such as bacteria, pesticides and sediment, none of which are healthy for people or nature.
It is noted that the city of Bloomington, Illinois, is one of many towns and small cities in rural America "flirting" with unhealthy levels of nitrate. Farming is essential to that region. 80 to 90 percent of the area is agricultural. With so much land being farmed, nitrate levels in the city's drinking water reservoirs are approaching and at times exceeding EPA standards.

Nearly a decade of extensive research by the Conservancy and their partners has shown that wetlands constructed in agricultural fields effectively filter and remove up to 50% of nitrates that would otherwise enter nearby streams and rivers and, ultimately, drinking water supplies.The Nature Conservancy  teamed up with university, government and other nonprofit partners in Illinois to deploy "constructed wetlands"  to help remove nitrates from agricultural drainage and ensure clean drinking water for the 70,000 people who rely on Lake Bloomington for their water.


Learn more about How to Clean Water:

By helping farmers and ranchers access new practices that reduce impacts on water sources, they have an incredible opportunity to better conserve the natural resources, while improving the health and livelihoods of the people who depend on them.

Though this work is local to Illinois, it has great potential to be replicated in other agricultural areas across the country and throughout the world.


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

For the Love Of Ginger

Beneficial Ginger
The Many Health Benefits of Ginger

GINGER is aromatic, pungent and spicy. It is a root vegetable that adds a special flavor and zest to stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes. Ginger's benefits as a healing food are well known in Asia. There it is frequently called "the universal medicine" and is regarded as an excellent "carminative" (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas), also an "intestinal spasmolytic" (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract).

Ginger's effectiveness as a buffer for stomach acid is due largely to its active phytonutrient ingredients: "gingerols" and "shogaols" which are responsible for ginger's distinctive flavor. Ginger's anti-vomiting/acid action has been shown to be very useful in reducing the nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, also the result of excess acids. Dr. Robert O. Young's research indicates that ginger buffers excess acids which block vomiting. So, Ginger helps neutralize stomach acids, enhance the secretion of alkaline juices and tones the muscles of the digestive tract.