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5 Centenarian Foods
Discover the magic of biodynamic foods
We call them biodynamic because they can keep you healthy and young looking, and add years of happiness to your Life.
Donald Carty has, like many others, used them for some time and found them beneficial. For this reason he would like to share them with visitors to his site.
These super-foods contain large amounts of natural vitamins, enzymes, rare amino acids, minerals and indispensable oligo-elements, all in their proper proportions, as well as chemical "unknowns - substances which are not yet fully understood.
The 5 biodynamic foods are: wheat germ and sprouted wheat, brewers yeast, parsley, yogurt and bee pollen.
Wheat Germ and Sprouted Wheat: The Heart Of The Kernel
Most of the precious and energizing substances in wheat kernels are accumulated in the germ. These include: easy-to-assimilate phosphates;
an abundance of minerals like iron and magnesium (400 mg of magnesium per 100 g of wheat germ);
complete proteins in their proper proportions, and all amino acids essential for life;
oligo-elements like copper, zinc and manganese K;
a large number of vitamins, especially Vitamins A, B1, B2, E and PP.
Because of its composition, wheat germ constitutes one of the best natural sources of iron, magnesium, rare proteins and Vitamins B and E.
The only vitamin lacking in large proportion is Vitamin C.
This food helps balance the system in times of stress, when you are overworked, during convalescence, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or if you suffer from anemia. It promotes proper digestion, regularizes intestinal functions and acts as a tonic on the nervous and digestive systems.
Its only drawback is that it is not sufficiently rich in calcium in relation to its high phosphorous content, and its only contra indication is in cases of high blood pressure, since it is a mild stimulant.
How To Use It
Adults should take 2 or 3 tablespoons per day, one with each meal;
Children should be given 1 to 4 teaspoons per day, depending on their age (about 1 teaspoon per 3 years of age);
Infants 6 months to a year old: 2 small teaspoons, in 2 or 3 servings is sufficient.
It is possible to increase the dosage, depending on the physiology of the individual.
A Winning Combination
The tonic and energizing properties of wheat germ are multiplied when the germ is sprouted. This is because the process of germination increases the vitamin and enzyme content of wheat germ.
Persons suffering from severe rheumatism, gout or arthritis often have trouble tolerating whole wheat bread. Sprouted wheat, on the other hand, presents no inconvenience whatsoever.
Place your wheat seeds in a plate and cover them with water so that they swell. Seeds should sprout in 24 hours in summer, and 36 hours in winter. After they have sprouted, rinse them in fresh water a number of times.
To prevent the sprouts from rotting, spray them with a small amount of water every few hours (not enough to form a pool of water in the container). Too much water will cause the sprouts to go bad.
How To Eat Your Sprouts
Eat your sprouted wheat before meals:
1 tablespoon for adults
1 heaping teaspoon for adolescents
1 level teaspoon for children and elderly persons
Chew the sprouts as long as possible before swallowing, until they become sweet in your mouth. The sweet taste is caused by the partial transformation of starch into sugar.
Persons with bad teeth can grind the sprouts up in a bowl first, and then eat the mash, chewing as long as possible.
Sprouts can be mixed with a little honey and pureed for sick persons, infants and very young children.
Make sure to wash the seeds you buy thoroughly before sprouting them, since they are often treated with chemical pesticides and disinfecting agents. Whenever possible, get organic wheat seeds straight from a farm.
Brewers Yeast An Exceptionally Rich Food
Brewers yeast is even more biodynamically effective than wheat germ. No other food contains as many important and rare nutritive substances, in perfect combinations, and easy to assimilate.
Brewers yeast is a more effective way to supplement your grain intake than either dairy products or meat. It contains:
50% digestible proteins;
all essential amino acids (histidine, tysine, tryptophane, leucine, phenylalanine, cystine, etc.);
a very large amount of glutathion, a sulphur peptide, important for maintaining vital functions, combating oxidation, disintoxicating the body and increasing resistance to infection;
lecithin or phosphorated follic acids;
14 essential minerals and oligo-elements;
catalytic agents whose functions are not yet completely understood;
17 vitamins including the entire B-complex group (in large amounts) with the exception of Vitamin B12, which is only found in trace amounts;
large amounts of ergosterol (Pro-Vitamin D). After being irradiated, brewers yeast is four times more effective than cod liver oil for combating rickets. Note that lactic yeast is the only form which contains Vitamin C.
A Few Comparisons
According to M.G. Sonntag, chemical engineer, 100 grams of brewers yeast contains:
as much protein as 250 grams of meat and as much starch (glycogen) as 65 grams of bread;
10 times more Vitamin B1 than whole wheat bread;
twice as much Vitamin B2 as liver;
10 to 20 times more Vitamin PP than meat;
10 times more Vitamin B6 than meat;
5 to 10 times more pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) than grains;
20 times more follic acid than wheat bran.
Who can benefit?
Brewers yeast makes an excellent food supplement, preventing deficiencies and acting as a catalyst in the assimilation of carbohydrates. Adults should mix 1 or 2 tablespoons (1 or 2 teaspoons for children and adolescents) into soups or salads at each meal.
Brewers yeast is also excellent for athletes, increasing resistance to fatigue, improving muscular performance, and promoting better elimination of toxins and metabolic waste products.
Because of its high levels of natural proteins, amino acids and glutathion, brewers yeast also plays a role in protecting the liver. Therapeutic benefits result mainly from its high content of B-Complex vitamins.
For these reasons, brewers yeast is highly recommended for B-complex or individual B-Vitamin deficiencies, for various neurological and neuromuscular disorders, and for nervous disorders associated with alcoholism, in order to enhance the therapeutic effects of pharmaceutical Vitamin B1, usually prescribed in such cases.
Because of its role in protecting the liver, brewers yeast is also particularly beneficial for persons in the early stages of cirrhosis and hepatic steatosis (degeneration of fatty tissue in the liver). It has also proven effective for persons suffering from extreme malnutrition or chronic weight loss, as well as for patients being fed through catheters.
Finally it has a beneficial effect on the skin and hair, and some researchers claim it even protects against cancer.
How To Use It
Try to use brewers yeast cultivated from malted grains instead of ordinary brewers yeast, which loses about 70% of its vitamin content after being treated with caustic soda, carbonate of soda or chlorydic acid to remove its bitter taste.
Although animals find brewers yeast very appetizing (cats love it), its lack of taste, or rather its mildly bitter taste, makes it less attractive for human consumption. That is why we suggest sprinkling it on soups, salads or cooked vegetables.
You can also absorb living yeast in liquid form, available in vials where yeast cells are suspended in a sugar solution. Yeast taken this way proliferates in the intestines, inhibiting the spread of a number of pathogenic bacteria such as staphylococcus, streptococcus and colibacillus.
For this reason brewers yeast is recommended:
for all types of acute or chronic intestinal disorders of infectious origin;
for preventing harmful side effects of antibiotic medication (brewers yeast restores the balance of intestinal flora, destroyed by antibiotics).
Brewers yeast, whether in liquid, powder or tablet form, is subject to one major contra-indication. This concerns persons being treated for depression or cardio vascular disorders with monoamine oxydase inhibitors.
This modest green is extraordinarily rich in precious nutrients. Parsley contains:
200 mg of Vitamin C per 100 g (the same amount of lemon juice, one of the best natural sources of Vitamin C, contains only 100 mg);
60 mg of pro-Vitamin A (carrots - 2 to 14 mg);
240 mg of calcium;
19.2 mg of iron.
Parsley is an excellent antiseptic, purifying the blood and intestines. Some therapists claim it helps prevent cancer.
Balanced by its calcium content, parsley is highly recommended for correcting bone disorders like rickets, and for combating tuberculosis.
Its high iron content makes it ideal for fighting anemia, while its pro-Vitamin A acts as a remedy for ocular disorders due to a carotene deficiency.
Finally, it retards aging. A very old Professor (still in excellent condition) at the University of Paris Faculty of Medicine proclaimed, "I owe my youth to the fact that I ate acres of parsley and a few tons of lemons!"
So use parsley to season all your foods, and drink some parsley juice from time to time. Itll work wonders!
Yogurt: A Fantastic Centenarian Food!
Yogurt is extremely rich in easily assimilated enzymes, and constitutes an ideal compliment to all sorts of other foods.
It also maintains the balance of intestinal flora, due to its high tactic acid and bacteria content, intestinal putrefaction its resulting toxins, so harmful to the digestive system, is caused by large bacteria which cannot survive in an acidic milieu.
But yogurts greatest benefit is probably due to its very high levels of Vitamin B and calcium.
These remarkable properties are certainly one of the reasons pastoral peoples of Bulgaria and the Caucasus region are noted for their health and longevity - they have been using yogurt and milk curd (which is similar) as a staple food since time immemorial.
You can enhance yogurts nutritive properties even more by mixing it with powdered skim milk, thereby adding more Vitamin B, calcium and protein.
How To Use It
Like all good things, too much can be bad for you - an excess of tactic acid can demineralize the body in the long run.
Yogurt cures: 5 or 6 tablespoons a day is adequate, over a period of about two weeks.
Pollen is another excellent biodynamic food. Mixed with honey, it is used to feed larvae in bee hives, with astonishing results: in 6 days the larvaes weight multiplies 500 times!
Experiments have shown that mice and rats, fed only on bee pollen, develop and multiply normalty. Pollen is, therefore, a complete food.
Chemical analysis shows that pollen contains:
proteins, sugars, fats;
minerals and oligo-elements;
enzymes, hormones, growth factor and pigmentation substances, etc.
Pollen balances and energizes the system, restoring vitality and zest for life in a few days. It is excellent for persons who are fatigued, overworked or depressed
It also promotes growth in children, especially those with weak constitutions.
Laboratory testing has shown that red blood cell levels in persons suffering from anemia increased 500,000 parts per cubic milliliter after ingesting 1 teaspoon per day of bee pollen, over a period of 1 month.
Mildly laxative, pollen helps disintoxicate the system. Recent experiments have also shown that it helps prevent premature aging.
How To Use It
Mix your bee pollen with water, milk, or lukewarm coffee or tea (hot liquid will destroy its vitamins). A normal daily dose is about half to one teaspoon per day.
Reduce the dose if the laxative effect is too pronounced, and increase it when suffering from fatigue, growth problems or anemia.
Persons over sixty who consume bee pollen regularly can look forward to two, or even three score more years of healthy living!
Vitamin B-17 ( Laetrile Nitrilosides )
B17 is found in all fruit seeds such as apple, peach, plum, cherry, orange, nectarine and apricot. It is found in some beans and many grasses such as wheat grass. The hard wooden pit in the middle of a peach is not supposed to be thrown away. In fact, the wooden shell is strong armor protecting one of the most important foods known to man, the seed. It is one of the main courses of food in cultures such as the navajo indians, the Hunzas, the Abkasians and many more.
You can get fruit seeds in your health food store, get only the dried ones which don't have all the important enzymes killed off. We know something about the dose of Vitamin B17. For example, we know the average Hunza reach both physical and intellectual maturity at the venerable age of one hundred!. This population has a natural diet, which supplies on the average between 50 to 75 milligrams of Vitamin B17 a day.The Hunzas live in a land that has sometimes been described as the "place where apricot is king." The Hunzas eat the fresh apricots for the three months they are in season and the remainder of the year they eat dried apricots. They never eat a dried apricot without enclosing the seed between them. This supplies them with better than average of 50 to 75 milligrams of Vitamin B17 a day.
Some foods that contain Vitamin B-17 are:
Cereal millet, buckwheat, macadamia nuts, bamboo shoots, mung beans, lima beans, butter beans, some strains of garden peas, bitter almonds, millet, flaxseed, wheat grass, lima and garbanzo beans, blackberries, peach and plum pits. The Bitter Almond contains the highest amounts of Vitamin B-17
Nothing stated on my pages should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your Doctor for individual guidance for specific health problems. My pages are for informational and educational purposes only, and is simply a collection of information in the public domain. Information conveyed herein is based on pharmacological and other records - both ancient and modern. No claims whatsoever can be made as to the specific benefits occurring from the use of this information.
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