Anyone else have an obsession with documentaries? During the winter months we tend to watch way more television due to the short, cold days. However, rather than making ourselves feel bad about being couch potatoes on nights and weekends, we cue up a few documentaries on Netflix or Amazon Prime Movies.
One of our favorite topics is healthy living. This week we watched two videos: Cancer Can Be Killed and Burzynski: Cancer Cure Cover Up. My goal with health documentaries is to walk away having learned something. I usually spend time researching the items and then find applications to my life. The two points I heard several times on each movie were related to an alkaline diet, Vitamin C and the importance of a strong immune system.
I don’t believe these are the only answers to the cure for cancer. However, adjusting my diet to strengthen my immune system to prevent cancer can’t be a bad thing.
What is an alkaline diet?
An alkaline diet is full of fresh vegetables, fruits and unprocessed plant-based sources of protein. The goal is to balance the pH level of the fluids in your body. This reduces morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases and ailments. (Source: draxe.com)
According to Dr. Axe, this diet also protects bone density and muscle mass, lowers risk for hypertension and stroke, lowers chronic pain and inflammation, boosts vitamin absorption, helps improve immune function and cancer protection and helps you maintain a healthy weight. That’s so many positive results!
I was excited to see that we currently eat several foods on the diet list. Here is a short version: citrus, dates, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, kale, oregano, garlic, ginger, green beans, cabbage, celery, red beets, ripe bananas. There are so many more items than this on the list, so I would suggest looking it up.
One thing to note, when enjoying your produce, try to eat it raw. My solution to this suggestion is to juice most of my fruits and vegetables. Here is a juice I tried this week that I wanted to share with you.
Alkaline Diet Green Juice
What I love about this alkaline diet green juice recipe is it checks the box for so many items on the alkaline diet list. The ingredients include carrots, cucumber, cabbage, spinach, lime and ginger. There are so many variations of juice you can make from alkaline diet approved fruits and vegetables. Mix and match them each day!