How to Know How to Stay Healthy Part 2

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January 5th, 2010

Nitrogen: Nitrogen, as found in food and air,  is the retraining element, the opposite of oxygen.  Oxygen is like fire.  Nitrogen is stillness itself.  Without nitrogen, oxygen would burn us up and life would cease to exist.  Nitrogen enters human tissue under many different names- in the solid elastic tissue, lymph, muscles, blood plasma, in the crystalline lens of the eyes, connective tissue, mucous membranes, skin, hair, nails.  The main supply of nitrogen is found in proteins, the principle muscle builder.  Nitrogen yields heat and muscular energy.  A deficiency leads to muscular exhaustion, numbness, tired feelings.  An excess of nitrogen however, results in autointoxification, stagnation, swelling, forgetfulness, headache, enlargement of veal, liver, quall, Swiss cheese, other cheeses and unleavened breads.   Low nitrogen foods are, young kale, milk whey, okra, ripe olives, parsley, apricots, artichokes, string beans, young carrots, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, turnips, wild cherry juice and wintergreen.

Phosphorus: Phosphorus is found {and needed mostly} in the nervous system and is a brain element.  This is a nerve builder and nourishes the brain, builds power of thought, stimulates growth of hair and bone and helps the thinking process and intelligence.  Indications of phosphorus deficiency are loss of patience, neurosis, craving of excitement, psychosis, fears, and anxiety,  Phosphorus and sulphur foods should be eaten together and are controlled by iodine.  Phosphorus also needs oxygen.  An excess will cause weak kidneys and lungs.  Principle sources of phosphorus are sea foods, milk, parsnips, whole wheat, barley, yellow corn, nuts, peas, beans and lentils.

Chlorine: Chlorine id found {and needed mostly} in the digestive system and glandular secretions.  It is the cleanser of the body, expels waste, freshens, purifies, disinfects.  Deficiency contributes to sluggish liver and glandular swellings.  Goat’s milk provides  chlorine and help effectively in kidney problems because of it’s germicidal effect.  Other principle sources are milk, fish , cheese, coconut, beets, radishes, dry figs, endive, watercress, cucumber, carrots, leeks.  Roquefort cheese, Danish blue cheese, Swiss cheese, Italian cheese, and all green vegetables.

Sulphur: Sulphur is a brain and tissue chemical element, found {mostly} in the nervous system.  Sulphur tones the system, purifies and activates the body, intensifies feelings and emotions.  Sulphur needs iodine to work properly.  Driving force for goals and achievements are stimulated by sulphur foods.  Indications of sulphur deficiency are fretting, pouting, retiring late, and rising early, poor appetite in the mourning , extremes of variety and change.  Indication of excess sulphur is face burning.  An excess indicates need for chlorine and magnesium foods.  Principle sources of sulphur are cabbage, cauliflower, onions, asparagus, carrot, horse radish, shrimp, chestnuts, mustard greens, radish, spinach, leeks, garlic, apples, turnips, plums, prunes, apricots, peaches, and melons.

Potassium: Potassium is a tissue and secretion element.  It is found {and mostly } needed in the digestive system.  Potassium is a healer in the body, liver activator, makes tissue elastic, muscles supple, creates grace, beauty and a good disposition.  Potassium is strongly alkaline.  Indications of deficiency are a desire for cold foods, sour foods, and acid drinks.  Principle sources are potatoes skins, dandelion, dill, sage, dried olives, parsley, blueberries, peaches, prunes, coconut, gooseberries, cabbage, figs and almonds.

Sodium: Sodium is a gland, ligament, and blood builder.  It is found and {mostly needed} in the digestive system.  Sodium is the youth maintainer in the body.  Sodium adds digestion, counter acts acidosis,  halts fermentation, purifies the blood, forms saliva, bile and pancreatic juices.  Flexibility of tendons needs high sodium foods.  Sodium aids in the  intestinal flora.  Indications of a sodium deficiency  are restlessness, depression nervousness, poor concentration, tender abdominal muscles, sore cervical glands, puffiness in the face, and body and inactive spleen.  Principle sources are okra, celery, carrots, beets, cucumber, asparagus, turnips, strawberries, oatmeal, coconut, black figs, spinach, peas, okra, goat whey, goat cheese, and goat milk, fish, oysters, clams, lobster, milk and lentils.

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