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A Slimmer Body for Better Health - Master Cleanse

A Slimmer Body for Better Health - Master Cleanse (V11-I10)


A Slimmer Body for Better Health : The Secret of What to Eat 

How can so many radically different diets benefit people? There are a lot out there: high protein,  low-fat, macrobiotic, vegan, raw, etc., etc. ... and for each one some people say they felt better.

The fact is that what you don't eat can be more important than what you do eat! Each of the diets leaves out certain groups of foods that in our modern society are not healthy. High protein diets leave out white flour (all flours), other forms of processed grain and sugars = better health. Low-fat diets cut out corn oil, rancid vegetable oils, and transfats. Macrobiotic diets omit the white flour, processed foods, and sugar again. Vegan diets omit industrial factory-farm animal products whose poor animals suffer from terrible health themselves. Raw food diets leave out all processed, denatured foods and the chemicals that were added to them. 

So you may get health improvements and become thinner from each one for a time. We recommend you eat the freshest foods from the least adulterated sources that are available to you. Fresh fruits and vegetables, organic whenever possible, include healthy fats and the cleanest proteins available to you - whether vegetable or animal. People have survived on earth eating a large variety of foods in their natural states and you can do the same.

Long term, we know healthy diets must have a high amount of nutrients to sustain the body. More important than how much of any nutrient is in the diet, is how many nutrients your body can absorb from the food. This requires enzymes to break down the foods and make their nutrients available. It also requires whole foods that have all the co-factors together for the body to utilize the nutrients. For example, calcium without magnesium and vitamin D isn't well-utilized and is excreted.taking some magnesium and other minerals with it. So supplements can unbalance your nutritional health after a time. 

Processed foods on the other hand, not only leave out many vital nutrients, they also add unnatural chemicals that the body can't process adequately and often stores instead, bringing deterioration and the degenerative diseases of modern society.

But eating fresh whole raw foods which contain all their enzymes and nutrients provides the body a boost back to its natural state and function. The increase in energy and health from eating a high proportion of these foods can be astounding.

We want to share one person's journey with diet, how he did become thin and healthy applying the principles of nutrition we promote.
(We are using kilos rather than pounds to tell his story, but we give the equivalent weight in American pounds in parentheses. A kilo is equivalent to 2.2 pounds for your info.)

In 2002, I lost 26 kilos (57 lbs) in 30 days and then gained it all back in a couple months. In 2010, I've lost 18 kilos (40 lbs) in 5 months and I'm sure I'll never gain it back.

Since the 1980s, I've read several books on nutrition. My favorites were those written by Norman Walker. But I didn't apply the information but to drink some carrot juice once in a while.

In 2002, I was 96 kilos (212 lbs) before I stopped checking my weight. I was too tired to do anything but drag myself to work and crash in front of the TV when I got home. I couldn't tie my shoe laces without getting winded. I'm assuming I had high blood pressure without knowing it. A friend of mine told me about some success that she had doing the Master Cleanse for 10 days. It sounded like a good idea and I jumped on board. I did the cleanse for 30 days and I lost those 28 plus kilos (50+ lbs) in those 30 days. 

Master Cleanse Kit

After losing 4.5 or so kilos (10+ lbs) I started feeling better. By the time I got to the end of the cleanse, I was full of energy, feeling light and I was thinking clearer than ever. But I should have followed the procedures described in the Master Cleanse booklet. Transitioning off the cleanse I took one day to drink orange juice and then went right back to the diet that got me into trouble in the first place, not such clear thinking. It only took a couple months for me to put the weight back on. I retained plenty of health gains for years, even though the weight came back.

Over the years, I've read dozens of books on nutrition. Most of them were about raw food diets or at least ones by authors that pushed the idea that the body can fix itself if it is allowed nutritional food and exercise.

Then in 2009, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday time, my bad habits caught up with me again. 91 plus kilos (200+ lbs) again, I had difficulty bending over, no energy, the same story with a bit of a twist. Now I could no longer take a walk longer than the length of a couple houses. I had trouble breathing and couldn't sleep more than a few minutes at a time. I had some medical tests and chest x-rays done. Nothing was out of normal range. Some things were at the high end of the normal range but the no-diagnosis came with a shrug of the shoulders. I was seeing a nutritionist regularly but not following the program whole-heartedly. 

I had problems with some of my teeth that were on the meridians connected to my lungs, some teeth with root canals and metal fillings. In January, I got those tooth problems handled and that left me with few options but soft food until my mouth healed. I could have eaten protein shakes, chocolate pudding or mashed potatoes and any number of soft versions of the foods that I had been eating. 

Instead, I took the opportunity to change my diet and only ate raw fruits and vegetables. My energy came back, I could walk as far as time permitted and the pounds started coming off. I got excited and wanted to keep it going. I've stayed with 80 to 90% raw food with some eggs, chicken and fish, some beans and some brown rice. And yes, I do eat junk once in a while.

My goal is to be the size I was in high school. 70.5 kilos (155 lbs) and a waist small enough to fit 30 inch Levi's. I'm at 32 inches and 72.7 kilos (160 lbs) and have been at that size for awhile. I know that if I cut out the beans and rice for a couple weeks that I'll lose the last 2.2 kilos (5 lbs).

Some of the things that I've learned along the way.

Bad idea:  "I lost the kilos once so I can go off the diet and then recover again." I reject that idea now because it's the path to the old life style. 

Good ideas for me:

1. I have to spend energy to get more energy. I have never gotten more energy from staying in bed or sitting on the couch.

2. If I eat acid foods (bread, meat, pizza, etc) I will want more of it and reject alkaline foods. So acid begets acid and alkaline foods begets alkaline foods. If I find myself eating too many acid food meals, I will purposely eat a salad or find some fruit. Once I eat it, another salad sounds good to me.

3. Put foods in one of two categories, friends or foes. The foes are the foods that got me into the condition that I am working to correct and the friends are the foods that are full of nutrition and make me actually feed good. Even though I like pizza a lot, love it in fact, I know it is not my friend; so I will not buy pizza and will not eat it.

4. I've eaten enough salads that now I look forward to eating them and a pizza doesn't sound good to me. My memories of great pizzas are far more enjoyable than eating the pizzas now, so I enjoy the memories and leave it at that.

K. B.

We urge you continue to educate yourself about nutrition and diet, so that you have enough information to evaluate for yourself and use good judgment on your own journey to excellent health.  
We recommend reading the following Featured Educational materials from our bookstore:

Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

The Vegetarian Guide to Diet &

Also Order our delicious all raw food high-enzyme treats which are hearty and help satisfy as you transition to a diet higher in raw vegetables and fruits. 

Raw Nutrition Snacks & Goodies



Healthy Food, Healthy Environment... Healthier You!

"Our bodies adjust to changes in our environment, including harmful changes such as pollution, radiation, noise, lack of sunlight, etc. Similarly, the body adjusts to the consumption of harmful substances. It develops a new pattern that is actually the best way of coping with the situation. This pattern can quickly become a habit. That doesn't mean that your super-intelligent body is craving harmful substances, but rather that it has adjusted to the toxins. I find it amazing, even amusing, that the human body continues to survive in spite of the many damaging factors of modern life."

"Every one of us is living with thousands of adjustments that our body has succumbed to in order for us to survive. We pay for each one of them with reduced quality of health and shortened life span. The way to better health lies in the unburdening of our organism from having to adjust. However small, every effort towards natural living makes a positive difference. For example fresh fruits and vegetables, sleeping with an open window at night, wearing clothes made from natural fibers, drinking pure water, exercising, getting sunlight regularly, not suppressing sneezing, yawning, or stretching, and reducing stress can help it all. So can turning off electrical devices when not using them to rest from harmful electrical fields, reducing you use of soap and chemicals, buying organic produce, and thousands more small acts, including "applying" a hammer to your microwave oven."

-Victoria Boutenko, 12 Steps to Raw Foods

A delicious lunch recipe from The Vegetarian Guide to Diet & Salad   


Spinach, 1/2 large, fresh bunch     - Very finely chopped
Avocado, 1/2 large ripe  

- Peeled and mashed until fluffy

Celery, 2 or 3 stalks   - Finely chopped
Onion, sweet Spanish, 1/4 medium sized   - Finely chopped
Tomatoes, 2 medium size, ripe, firm, red    - Scoop out centers
Ripe olives and sweet pepper for garnish    

Mix together the spinach avocado, celery and onion and fill tomato shells. Place on dinner plate on bed of endive and garnish with thin strips of sweet peppers and place ripe olive in center of each stuffed tomato. This may be served with celery hearts, olives and strips of Swiss cheese.

From book about Cheese:

The stronger the cheese, the greater is its acid-forming effect on the body, and the more mucus-forming it is. Cottage cheese (preferably the homemade kind) is probably the least mucus-forming, while the seasoned Swiss cheese, the kind made in huge round pieces about 3 feet across, and 8 or 10 inches thick, with large holes all through it, is the next best.

See full Table of Contents and Order The Vegetarian Guide to Diet & Salad by Dr N. W. Walker who lived to a healthy 100 years old following his diet and health plan.



"Drew Carey cures his own diabetes and loses 36 kilos (80 lbs), how did he do it?"

Actor Drew Carry's story is amazing and really shows the vast changes that one can make, if one is willing to pursue health naturally. The reality is, we all know what we need to do but we just don't push ourselves to the limit to get the dramatic result we crave (no pun intended). 

By eating a strict NO carb diet, and daily exercising, he was able not to just become thinner, but completely cure his disease of Type 2 diabetes! How amazing is that? By making wiser choices, he lost the kilos, and gained something worth so much more, GREAT HEALTH.

"I'm not diabetic anymore. No medication needed," he explained.

Carey dropped 36 kilos, (80 lbs) going from a size 44 pants to a 33-34. He did cardio exercise,  at least 45 minutes a day.  His diet mostly consisted of egg whites, yogurt, fruit, lean meats and water.

"I have cheated a couple times, but basically no carbs, not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind," he said.
The great thing about this is, it just proves what we have been saying for years: food and exercise are the real cure, not pharmaceuticals. Drew's diet consisted of only a few simple items and it worked because of all the things he didn't eat, things that his body did much better without. Congratulations to Drew and his success. I hope this will help people to begin to look at weight and curing disease with new eyes. 

Disclaimer: Individuals who are overweight and have type 2 diabetes can reverse the condition, if they lose a significant amount of weight. This lowers blood sugar, and improves overall health. In the best case scenario, like Drew's, you may not need to continue taking medications.  It is important that if you have diabetes and are starting such a program, consult your health care practitioner, so that your blood sugar, insulin and diabetes medications are monitored and geared toward protecting you during the program.                


Raw Nutrition Snacks & Goodies

When you are eating more salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, you may experience cravings for heavier food. Instead of turning to breads, chips or pizza, try our delicious all raw food high-enzyme treats which are hearty and help satisfy as you transition to a healthier diet. 

Visit our Raw Nutrition Snacks & Goodies on our website.  You can also find organic raw food staples!


Thanks for reading. 

Hope we can help you jump in, change your diet for a new healthy body and lifestyle.

See you soon with more,

Company President, Ron Radstrom

Southern Botanicals

611 S. Myrtle Ave Unit D

Clearwater, FL  33756

(727) 443-7711

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your health practitioner if you suspect you have a health problem. 



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