Let's alkalize our bodies this week.
Dr. Rau's Secrets
Welcome to the 2019 Body Reset.
It takes three weeks to do a PH Balancing reset. The program outlined below is an excerpt from “The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health” by Dr. Thomas Rau. This book was written by Dr. Rau’s Diet for whole body healing.
Physical benefits include:
Increased Mental Alertness
Improved Sexual Function
Deeper, more restful sleep
Reduced Allergies – which means fewer headaches and sinus problems Greater energy and vitality
Even blood sugar levels throughout the day
Reduced susceptibility to infections.
The purpose of this diet is to reduce the Hyperacidity in the body. Hyperacidity in the blood causes a host of problems in the organs and other tissues. Depending on the organ, the disturbance will be expressed in different ways:
Yeast infections (in women)
Skin -- excessive sweating, rashes, swelling, eczema
Stomach -- acid reflux, ulcers
Intestines -- Colitis, bowel irregularity
Lungs -- asthma, recurrent bronchitis
Joints -- arthritis, myalgia
Neurological System -- depression, decreased alertness, fatigue
Benefits of The Swiss Diet:
Detoxifies the body
De-Acidifies the internal environment
Develops proper intestinal flora
Allows for avoidance of personal food allergens
Ph Balancing Reset will:
Rebuild the Immune System
Restores the health of major organs
The diet is followed for a full three weeks which allows your entire immune system a chance to turn over completely.
While alkalizing your body, de-acidifying your blood and internal organs your metabolism will receive a tremendously energizing boost.
If you are overweight, you will see the pounds melt away.
If you are in need of nutrition, you will be pleased with your weight gain.
After as little as 10 days most everyone feels deeply energized.
The food choices boost metabolism.
Three weeks is an important milestone.
There is a lot of food you can eat.
The first week consists of fresh vegetables with small amounts of fruit and very little grain with a minimum of gluten.
In the second and third week, very modest portions of goat and sheep cheese, legumes and more whole grains are included.
Menus are provided in the book. With virtually no cooking at all, you can design your own menus at lunch and dinner. Remember to restrict yourself to Dr. Rau’s alkaline soup (recipe below) and shredded raw and lightly steamed vegetables.
For convenience, many of the salads can be made in advance and eaten two or three days in a row.
I made sure I was careful to dress the vegetables with at least 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil at each meal. You can sprinkle sunflower seeds, pumpkin or flax seeds over your salads.
If you choose this freedom diet, be sure to include small amounts of goat and sheep cheese or yogurt. You even get spelt bread during weeks two and three.
When a particular vegetable on any menu called for is unavailable, you may substitute any of the other vegetables listed in the diet. Likewise, if you don’t feel like making one of the prepared salads, you can always substitute a simple shredded raw vegetable, dressed with fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. If you don’t like variety and wish to eat the same breakfast every day, pick your favorite.
Do’s and don’ts that make the diet easier to follow:
At lunch you should have both raw and cooked vegetables, but at night you should only eat cooked vegetables.
No fruit should be eaten after 4:00 in the afternoon. It ferments in the gut at night, stressing the liver.
Do not skip mid-morning or afternoon snacks. They are crucial to maintaining blood sugar levels and warding off hunger.
You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids a day (herb teas and purified water). (I chose 1 gallon of water as my daily target).
Each morning should begin with a cup of broth of Dr. Rau’s Alkaline Soup (recipe below). I added sea salt to my soup and to the vegetables when it was cooked. DO NOT USE HYMALIAN PINK SALT. Table salt is not allowed but Sea salt is. I like Celtic Salt (grey) or Private Selection Sea Salt.
Breakfast should be satisfying and lunch should be your largest meal of the day and dinner should be light.
Fruits and vegetables should be fresh and organic if possible.
Water should be non-carbonated and non-chlorinated. Purified or spring water is recommended. Crystal Geyser is great for making the broths and can be found in gallon sizes at the Dollar Store.
Grated Raw vegetables are important. So pull out the shredding tool or use the large holes on a box grater. I use the shredder on the food processor.
A good stainless steel steamer is well worth the investment. Since you will eat plenty of steamed vegetables at every stage of the diet.
Be sure and have 1 Tablespoon of pure flax seed oil every morning at breakfast. The target is 6 tablespoons a day total. This can be any combination of Olive Oil, Flax Seed Oil and Sunflower Oil.
The basic overview of the eating plan:
No Citrus Fruit Juice
Potatoes are highly recommended, especially in the evenings. In the form of potatoes soup or baked potatoes. Sweet potatoes are the preference.
Cereals: Rice, spelt, rye, steel cut oats or millet
Legumes: Beans and peas and lentils are important sources of protein and promote healthy intestinal flora
Vegetables: Very alkaline and rich in vitamins and minerals. They should make up a large part of our daily food intake. Choose seasonal and local varieties.
Expand your intake of raw food. 50% raw vegetables, especially celery, carrots, fennel, radish, beets, etc. finely grated, finished with olive oil, and lemon juice.
Highly recommended are all green vegetables: lettuce, broccoli, green beans, green cabbage etc. Avocados contain valuable nutrients. The tomato is a member of the cooling nightshade family and should only be eaten raw.
Shoots and seeds are very valuable. They are rich in nutrients and should be eaten every day. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, linseeds etc. etc.
Fruits: Best eaten in the first half of the day and NEVER after 4:00pm. Grapefruits are high in enzymes and activate the liver. Lemons are very alkaline.
Tropical Fruits: Pineapple, mango papaya are high in vitamins and enzymes. Choose well-ripened fruits. Bananas are mucus forming so only 1-2 per week. Oranges, mandarins and kiwi fruits often disagree and may trigger allergies or aggravate them.
Coffee: no more than 1-2 cups per day. If you need a “boost” an Expresso without milk works great. I have started adding Bullet Coffee in the morning. It is great for the brain and supports the Good fats on this protocol. I put 2T of Kerrygold Irish Butter, 2T of Great Lakes Gelatin – Collagen Hyfrolysate and 2T of MCT Coconut Oil in a cup and add pour thru coffee to the top. Add the Magic Bullet bottom and put on the blender for about 30 seconds. A great cup of coffee, non-dairy and good for your brain and your joints.
Tea: I recommend the Yogi Tea brand and have found that they are consistently clean of toxins.
Legumes: lentils, beans, peas, potatoes, maize, avocados, Sprouts and seeds, millet, oats, barley, spelt, quinoa – contains more protein than meat and contains 8 essential amino acids. This is truly an ancient grain that is a super food. If you find yourself needing more protein go have some quinoa with a table spoon of olive oil or flax oil and a bit of sea salt. Dark leafy greens contain an amazing amount of proteins that are easily digestible and convert to energy easily in the body.
Shredded raw and lightly steamed vegetables form the bedrock of this diet so we've included a list of ingredients needed to make shopping quick and easy:
Grocery List for Week One:
Flax seed oil/olive oil
Steel cut oats
Yogi Herbal Teas
Are you ready to start your week?????
I had to make this simple.
So did the same breakfast every morning: avocados, cucumbers, carrots, celery and quinoa.
A salad at lunch with a ½ potato and some carrots and beet salad.
Dinner consisted of potatoes, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, squash and zucchini.
I drank all the broth I wanted and I ate all the vegetables in the evening time from the soup.
I drank loads of water and had tea three times a day. I now love yogi teas. (most teas have heavy metals so if you can find the Yogi brand it is consistently AWESOME!!)
Remember this simple daily routine: eat like a King at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper at dinner. Breakfast can consist of oatmeal, grapefruit (good for circulation and gall bladder), espresso (if you choose coffee), and hot herbal tea. At lunch have a good meal with an appetizer, soup, and a main dish. In the evenings, a small meal of soup and vegetables.
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Soups are an important part of Dr. Rau’s nutritional program. They offer an easy and very savory way to eat more vegetables – flavorful, alkalizing, and full of vitamins and minerals. Some are a good source of essential amino acids as well. Soups also help us take in more fluids.
Dr. Rau’s Alkaline Soup can be drunk morning and evening. Enjoy it any time of the day for a pick-me-up when you are detoxifying. Enjoy it any time of the day for a pick-me-up when you are detoxifying.
Dr. Rau’s Alkaline Soup
Enjoy this any time of the day for a pick-me-up while you are detoxifying.
Makes about 7 cups of broth and 3 1/2 cups of vegetables.
1 1/2 cups of finely (3/8 inch) zucchini
1 cup of thinly cut green beans (about 4 ounces)
3/4 cup of finely diced (1/4 to 1/8 inch) celery root or 2 celery ribs, finely diced
3/4 cup of finely diced (1/4 to 1/8 inch) peeled carrots
Sea salt (optional)
Put all vegetables in a large saucepan with 2 quarts of pure (non-chlorinated) spring water. Bring to a boil; skim off any scum that rises to the top. Reduce the heat to a simmer, partially cover the pot, and cook the vegetables for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are soft.
Remove from the heat and let stand, covered for 10 minutes. Serve as directed. Once you move on to the Maintenance Diet for Life, you may season the broth with salt to taste.
NOTE: If you wish to double, or even triple, the recipe so you have a good stock of alkalizing broth on hang, you may do so, keeping only enough for two days in the refrigerator and freezing the rest in measured containers. However, the vegetables cannot be frozen and may only be eaten the first two days; any leftovers must be discarded.