Astragalus, wheatgrass and kelp powder

I have recently added three new ingredients to my smoothie : astragalus, wheatgrass and kelp.What are these powders good for?

Astragalus is claimed to stop the aging process, heal wounds and control sugar in diabetics. TA-Lab produces a quite expensive product name TA-65. Google TA-65 if you are interested. If you do try it then I would love to hear from you if it loves up to the claims they make.

Wheatgrass is ideal for balancing the body’s ph-value. Ideally the blood should be slightly alkaline, a ph- value of about 7.2. Wheatgrass is also claimed to slow down aging, increase red and white blood cells, detoxify liver and colon, help with digestion and many beauty benefits. Again google wheatgrass.

Kelp, a seawood, contains iodine. Common table salt comes with added iodine. So if you are cutting own on salt then you are also cutting down on iodine. Idoine is good for regulating the thyroid and pituary gland. Thyroid is responsible for regulating a strong metabolism and normal body temperature. So if you are avoiding salt then you should consider taking kelp.

After a month of taking these powders I am not yet able to confirm any of these benefits but that maybe due to the fact that my body is already in a good healthy state.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Comparing my diet with others…

My diet given in Health Tips is a combination of diets given in the books I have read.

It is 100% Alkaline – Acid diet, 80% raw, 90% vegetarian and probably calorie restricted. I say probably because I have never bothered to weigh what I eat but I think it is less than the recommended 2000 calories per day.

Further it used to be low fat as recommended by Ornish, Mcdougall, Esselsteyn and Gould. In fact I started on an extremely low fat diet but after two weeks without fat I was truly tired the whole day. Not good. My body needed some fat so I added oily fish, fish oil and a handful walnuts and peanuts to my diet.

Current diet is greens, fruits, vegetables,legumes, beans, raw nuts and fish. Delicious!

List of health books

This is a short list of health and longevity books I have read over the last eight years. Books that helped to answer the questions I had and  which my doctors did not wish to discuss.

Alchemist – Paulo COELHO
Why animals don’t get heart attacks. But people do – Matthias RATH M.D.
Program for reversing heart disease – Dr. Dean ORNISH
Heal your heart – K. Lance GOULD M.D.
Food Your miracle medicine – Jean CARPER
Miracle cures – Jean CARPER
The omega diet – Artemis SIMOPOULOS M.D.
The metabolic typing diet – William WOLCOTT
The acid – alkaline diet – Christopher VASEY
Disease reprieve – Dr. T.C. McDaniel
Your own perfect medicine – Martha M. CHRISTY
The heart revolution – Kilmer McCULLY M.D.
Total health program – Dr. MERCOLA
Heal with amino acids and nutrients – Billie SAHLEY
Green for life – Victoria BOUTENKO
The Rosedale diet – Ron ROSEDALE M.D.
The healthy liver and bowel book – Dr. Sandra CABOT
Eat to live – Joel FUHRMAN
Recipes for longer life – Ann Wigmore
The inflammation cure – William MEGGE M.D.
Mucusless diet healing system – Prof. Arnold EHRET
Track your plaque – William DAVIS M.D.
Oil protein diet – Dr. Johanna BUDWIG
The queen of fats – Susan ALLPORT

More about these books in a later post. In the meantime have you decided to start following the diet tips on good health and longevity. See Health Tips!