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Mineral Rich Veggie Broth

Drinking mineral-rich vegetable broth is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your health. It is one of the best methods of bringing the pH (a measurement of how acid or alkaline a body is) into balance. Mineral broth will greatly assist the body in bringing both excess acidity and alkalinity back to normal. It will give the body many different organic minerals (the body cannotuse inorganic minerals such as sea salt) , and especially the big three - organic sodium, organic potassium and organic calcium. These are the most important minerals in today's society, because the average person takes in too many acid-forming foods (meat, dairy, grains, sugar, alcohol, etc.), as well as acid-forming chemicals in our foods and air. Acids are also produced by worry, stress and other emotional problems. The precious alkalizing minerals which the body must have to handle all these acids are also known as electrolyte minerals, or electrolytes.

To help you understand how critical pH is, we will look at the example of blood pH. Our blood must maintain a pH of 7.4. If the blood pH becomes even slightly more acid than it should be, and drops below 7.2, the body will be near death. The saliva and urine tests suggested for cleansing show the pH of saliva and urine, and give an idea of what your mineral reserves are. These tests do not reveal the blood pH. If you do not pass the saliva and/or urine test(s), your blood pH usually still remains balanced, because the body does everything in its power to prevent death. To prevent an imbalance in the blood pH, the body will 'rob' alkalizing minerals from other areas of the body where there is a supply. This then weakens those areas. When we consistently take in more acid-forming foods than alkaline-forming foods, our bodies use up our buffering minerals, which are primarily sodium, potassium and calcium. The body must have these minerals to carry dangerous acids out of the body. Most people have run short of these valuable minerals and have become dangerously overacid (pH is too low), or even worse, overalkaline (pH is too high). An overalkaline problem only develops after a longstanding overacid condition, and both problems stem from a deficiency of organic alkalizing minerals. Even children can run short early in life. When we run short of these electrolytes, our digestion is impaired; the liver, spleen, and pancreas are weakened; the immune system falters; we develop gallstones; and the bones and joints develop osteoporosis, arthritis and other diseases, etc. An overacid body is the beginning of most all chronic diseases.

To be sure you get the basic alkalizing organic minerals the body needs to stay alive, it is recommended that everyone should use one of Dr. Anderson's pre-prepared alkalizing supplements. These provide a quick, balanced and concentrated source of the 'big three' organic electrolyte minerals. (His first alkalizing formula is suggested for most people. His second alkalizing formula is for those with sugar sensitivity.) Further, since being short of just any one mineral (even a trace mineral) can cause a chain reaction of body malfunctions, Dr. Anderson's high quality trace mineral supplement is also suggested. To get the entire range of trace minerals, you should take thisconsistently. In addition, you may use vegetable broth to boost your intake of the ?big three? - organic sodium, calcium and potassium. It is vitally important to take only minerals that have come from plants - these are in an organic form, and are the only kind that can benefit our bodies. Inorganic minerals, such as table salt or sodium chloride are extremely harmful to us - they cause hardening of the arteries, heart trouble, digestive problems, and they even extract helpful organic minerals from our bodies! Some people may temporarily feel better taking in certain types of sodium chloride, but only because of the stimulating toxic effect it has on the body - similar to refined sugar.

The following gives a brief overview of how important the three main organic minerals are:

Organic Sodium - is needed for utilization of oxygen. Lack of organic sodium can cause the following problems: indigestion, weak muscles and tissues, cracking joints, arthritis, osteoporosis, difficult breathing, catarrh or mucous, lack of saliva, lack of hydrochloric acid, sleepy during the day and awake at night, patient feels good one day and bad the next, slow digestion, constipation, gas in stomach and bowels, palpitation, liver trouble, weak eyesight, nerves on fire, judgment unreliable, stiff joints, bloating, gas, dry skin, confusion, frontal headache, offensive breath, poor concentration, weak heart, emotional up's and down's, poor complexion. Lack of sodium is the forerunner of most chronic and degenerative diseases, such as AIDS, cancer blood diseases and many other diseases, because it is one of the most important, if not the most important buffer of acids for the body. 99 people out of 100 are lacking organic sodium. Sodium chloride or table salt has the opposite effect of organic sodium. Table salt actually takes organic sodium out of the body, and causes more damage to normal intestinal mucosa than any other substance!  Stay away from sodium chloride as if your life depended on it. Good sources of organic sodium are celery, okra, black mission figs, carrot juice, beets, whey (goat milk whey is far superior to cow's milk whey and is less mucous-forming).  A doctor-prescribed low-sodium diet will cause more harm than good, unless it only restricts intake of table salt.

Organic Potassium - is needed to convert food, especially sugars and fat, into the proper compounds. Excess gas is an indication of low potassium level. Potassium is also needed for the generative functions, for the nerves, brain, joints and spinal cord. Like sodium, it is needed for utilization of oxygen. We hear about the importance of iron for the blood and oxygen, but potassium is even more important for the blood. Potassium and sodium are needed for energy transference and the electrical conductivity in our bodies. Lack of potassium means lack of coordination, poor sleep, possible enlargement of the liver, kidney problems, itchy skin, constipation, nerve trouble, muscle weakness and poor memory, a feeling of sand in the eyelids, pains in left ear but not the right, pus and mucous in the mouth, throat and stomach, pain in the lower back of the head, sore tender skin, annoyance at wearing shoes, a desire for cold water or drinks, displacement of the uterus, nausea from excitement, a tendency toward violence, loss of ambition, acidity, restlessness, nervousness, mental illness, a desire to be alone, negativity. Some of the highest sources of potassium are: skins(only the skins) of potatoes, parsley, cayenne pepper, yams, carrot juice, kelp, dulse, irish moss, raisins, dried peaches and pears, papaya, avocado, dried figs, and all herbs, especially the bitter herbs. Almost all fruits and vegetables have potassium, but cooking them can remove much of it.

Organic Calcium - is another mineral needed for the utilization of oxygen. We think that calcium is needed for the bones and teeth, but it is needed for much more than that. Injuries of any kind need calcium, for that is what knits people back together again. Calcium gives strength and power to the body. If we lack calcium, we would lack strength and will power. There would be a tendency toward fear, indecision, aches, pain, fatigue, profuse perspiration, catarrh, hemorrhaging, cramps in the calves, boredom, brain fatigue, digestive problems, bone softening, lung problems, abscesses, etc. Highest calcium foods are: dulse, kelp, irish moss, seeds, all greens, cauliflower, celery, cabbage, and lemons. Never eat dairy products for calcium! You will lose more calcium from your body than you will gain from taking cow liquids. There are two reasons for this: more sodium, potassium and calcium are used up buffering the acids from dairy products than we can get from drinking or eating them, and dairy products are excessively high in phosphorus. In order to assimilate anything with phosphorus, we need twice the amount of calcium; eating dairy forces the body to find calcium wherever it can - bones, teeth, etc. There is one exception to this: whey. Whey is the by-product of making cheese. The phosphorus and acids remain in the cheese, making whey a valuable food that is especially high in organic sodium.

Importance of Enzymes - every metabolic function in our body is the result of enzymes. Nothing can happen without them. You cannot walk, talk, breathe or think without them! You get sick and will die to the degree of loss of enzyme function. If you are sick, then something happened to your enzymes. Either you ran short, or they could not function well. There are three exceptionally important factors that affect enzymes: 1) they are rapidly used up by eating cooked foods and by emotional stress, 2) enzymes need minerals to function, and 3) enzymes lose their ability to function in an overly acid environment. You may want to boost your enzymes when stressed or eating cooked foods by taking Dr. Anderson's enzyme supplements.Organic sodium, potassium and calcium are vital to your well being. Proper minerals can restore health in many, many cases. Instructions for the test are in the book, Cleanse and Purify Thyself, Book One (pg. 142), by Dr. Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D.

How to Make Mineral-Rich Vegetable Broth
Take 3 quarts of distilled water and add 3 medium to large whole potatoes, 2-3 stalks of cut celery , and 1 or 2 large leaves of any greens, such as collard, mustard, kale, turnip or a half bunch of parsley. Even carrot or beet tops will do. Whatever is green. You could even add kelp if you wanted high concentrates of a wide variety of minerals. Use a stainless steel pot and bring to a light boil with the lid on. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, and after it has cooled a bit, strain and throw out chunks, keeping only the juice. Refrigerate. Drink 2-3 cups/day.

Alternate Powerful Methods of Getting Minerals into Your Body to Remove Acids
A Goat Whey Drink: 1 heaping teaspoon of goat whey and 2 heaping teaspoons of lecithin granules (be sure the label says 95% phosphatides). Put into a cup of warm distilled water, stir and drink.

Carrot and celery juice. Adding goat whey to your carrot juice is excellent.

Eating just celery for 2 or 3 days is an excellent way of getting sodium into the system and balancing the digestive system. Drinking carrot juice or carrot and celery juice for a week or two will do wonders. A psyllium shake once or twice a day will improve this program.