Fiber cocktail

In the past decades there have been taking place changes to the range unobserved throughout all history of the Earth as a result of the technological development. We have sufficient food, which is an advantage itself, but – as a result of intensification of agriculture, farming based on forage, hormones and antibiotics, and also because of industrial food processing – it is of a poor quality.

Meanwhile, to make the organism to function properly, we should provide it with nourishment with all the necessary components, which can be divided onto two basic groups:

  1. Energetic components: fats, proteins and assimilable sugars (carbohydrates) (glucose, fructose, saccharose, starch),
  2. Non-energetic components: inassimilable sugars (fiber: cellulose and pectin), organic mineral salts and vitamins.

A drawback of the mass-scale produced food is an overbalance of energetic components over non-energetic ones. In such case, in order to supply the body with sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals, we need to eat energetic components in quantities higher than the energy demand really is. Otherwise, body cells will indicate vitamin and mineral deficiency in the specific type of hunger, so-called cellular hunger, i.e. permanent feeling of insufficiency occurring even after having lavish, yet trashy – because unbalanced – meal.

In most cases the result of supplying energetic components over the actual energy demand is the expansion of energy storage (subcutaneous adipose tissue), i.e. obesity. Excessive sugar in food causes pancreases overload whose consequence is the adult-type diabetes. That is why overweight and diabetes usually occur together.

Organisms of people who do not tend to gain weight defend themselves against excessive energetic components by not absorbing them. Then big amounts of proteins, fats and sugars reach the large intestine where they trigger off disturbance of bacterial flora through pathological overgrowth of Candida albicans yeast, and mold.

A good way out – adequate to reality, which we are about to live in – is to complete our everyday food with the substances which it eventually lacks. And it is far from so-called natural diet supplements in pills – produced in factories, thus lifeless. We are concerned about live substances – comprised in fresh fruits and vegetables, and also seeds that have retained the ability to sprout (we can find it out through performing the sprouting-test)*. Such a natural food supplement is the fiber cocktail.

* To find out if seeds are able to sprout, we should put a cotton pad on a saucer and place 10 seeds on it, and pour a little water, which we refill so the cotton pad will not dry out. If after one week at least 7 (70%) of the seeds sprout, then we can claim the whole lot of seeds suitable for cocktails. If less than 70%, then the lot is suitable only for disposal.

The individual ingredients of cocktail are selected so that it can complement all the substances which are missing in standard diet of modern man. Thus, every ingredient has a specific task to fulfill.

As the name itself indicates, a very significant ingredient of cocktail – the one which gives it so unique properties – is fiber. Please notice, that this may not be lifeless fiber, acting only as filler as such fiber does not provide the organism with any valuable substances, but only facilitates bowel movement which is not enough for your health. Therefore, such an important ingredient of the fiber cocktail has to be alive, i.e. actively performing its protective tasks towards conceptus contained in the plant seed.

That live ingredient which realizes the objective set, are pumpkin seeds shells.

The shell covers a seed not only for the mechanical protection. On the inside of the shell there is a thin coat which protects the precious internally closed conceptus against micro-organisms and worms, which would aptly feed with the tasty contents of the seed. The protective task is successfully performed cucurbitacin contained in the coat – a substance which demonstrates a strong toxic action against micro-organisms and worms, and still is totally harmless to human organisms. The maximal cucurbitacin concentration occurs in fresh seeds when the shell is still soft and does not protect the seed against intruders. Because of that, fresh pumpkin seeds are used in folk medicine as a paraciticide of gastrointestinal parasites, such as: armed tapeworm (Taenia solium), unarmed tapeworm (Taenia saginata), hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale), human ascaris (Ascaris lumbricoides), pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis), and lamblia (Lamblia intestinalis).

After the shell has dried out, the amount of cucurbitacin in a grain shrinks and grows again when sprouting, but still in a smaller amount compared to fresh grains. Therefore in order to remove the gastrointestinal parasites by the means of sprouted pumpkin seeds, we should increase the amount of ingested seeds by 50% and conduct the treatment three days in a row.

Besides cucurbitacin, pumpkin seeds contain a lot of other substances beneficial to our organism. Among mineral components, we must mention above all phosphorus (1.14%), but many other important minerals too – iron, selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese. Furthermore, pumpkin seeds contain large amounts of vitamins, mainly vitamin E and B1 and B2. From a healthy point of view, an uncommonly important component of pumpkin seeds is oil (app. 35%), which contains app. 80% of unsaturated fatty acids. We cannot fail to mention one more pumpkin seed element – lecithin, whose significance for the functioning of the whole organism cannot be overpriced, for it is present in every cell of our body and attends most of the metabolic processes.

As we can see, pumpkin seeds have unique properties, uncommonly favorable for our health. But does it mean that the nature has created them for us? Not at all! The nature has created them for the plant, so the conceptus hidden inside the seed could make it through winter in the soil without any damage, resisting against micro-organisms and worms. In spring, it sprouts with the appropriate moist and temperature, and then, on the surface, a shoot approaches and grows its leaves. The plant for independent living will be ready only then, when the sprout roots itself properly and begins to uptake mineral substances from soil, creating the chlorophyll in leaves with photosynthesis started off. Until then, the plant can live only thanks to the substances contained in the seed. So, every seed is equipped with everything – the protection against microorganisms and worms, the energy and mineral substances necessary for the plant to grow, until it reaches independence. Now we can see why seeds of some plants have such a beneficial influence on our health. They have to be alive seeds, able to sprout, as only then the aforementioned mechanisms work effectively, and after grinding or as a result of exposure to high temperature, most substances are destroyed and the remaining ones are quickly oxidized. Therefore we use only alive seeds in the fiber cocktail – those which retained the ability to sprout.

Beside energetic components contained in the seed, the important element of it is its cover, i.e. fiber. Contrary to its appearance it is not a dead husk, because it acts as the capsule protecting fragile content against detrimental environmental factors. We can find out how harmful these factors are by peeling the seeds and performing the sprouting-test. What happens? As it was to be expected – the peeled seed does not sprout. So quickly the harmful influence of the environment kills its life.

In the human alimentary canal fiber performs a lot of important functions – it absorpts water and the heavy metals solved in it, so it facilitates to expel them, it helps to remove the pathological mucus off the small intestine wall, and finally it constitutes the medium for acidophilic bacteria which home the large intestine environment.

Acidophilic bacteria are a group of symbiotic bacteria, which in standard conditions home the large intestine environment. They feed with fiber indigestible in human alimentary canal and as a metabolism product discharge simple chemical compounds – vitamins.

Acidophilic bacteria produce all vitamins, but vitamin C, and are the only natural source of vitamin K, whose deficiency causes many symptoms:

  • Poor blood clotting,
  • Tendency to internal and external haemorrhage,
  • Problems with wound healing,
  • Difficulties in bone mineralization,
  • Increased risk of tumor development,
  • Enteritis,
  • Diarrheas.

We often belittle the significance of vitamins produced by acidophilic bacteria – there are few of them, so they are of little importance – we say. But what happens, when we run out of them? The immunity plummets. Then factory-cultured probiotic bacteria are to be administered, capsulated or added to yoghurts. This is the only direct solution, but it is harmful in the long run as it conceals the actual condition of the body. The snag is that acidophilic bacteria should find an adequate environment to live in our large intestine. If the situation is different (because we have to supplement those vital for health bacteria systematically), it means that there is no state of natural balance among the large intestine micro-organisms, i.e. in the intestinal bacterial flora homeostasis.

Large intestine micro-organic homeostasis is the fundamental condition for health, and lack of it undoubtedly indicates that the large intestine environment got dominated by one micro-organic species – yeastlike fungi (anascogenic yeast) Candida albicans. Large intestine blastomycosis is an illness which may entail serious complications, so consequently concealing its symptoms with probiotic bacteria cannot end up well.

Hence, of our vital care is to provide the symbiotic acidophilic bacteria with the adequate conditions, so they will be able to home their natural environment which is human large intestine. The fundamental condition for culturing the bacteria is the adequate medium, and for acidophilic bacteria such a medium is live fiber.

Linseed is one of the most popular agents applicable in folk medicine because of its uncommon health benefits. Its elements decide about the astounding qualities of linseed. These elements are:

  • Mucous and oleaginous substances, which act protectively for alimentary canal walls and moisten the airways mucosa,
  • Health-relevant unsaturated fatty acid Omega-3, which thanks to the big amounts of vitamin E present in the seed (called the vitamin of youth), does not oxidize, which is the basic disadvantage of linseed oil (and all others vegetable oils),
  • Zinc, which is the essential component of app. 200 enzymes in human organism,
  • Phytoestrogens - natural vegetable hormones which, among others, alleviate menopause manifestations, prevent atherosclerosis and osteoporosis, and reduce the risk of breast, uterus and prostate neoplasms,
  • Flavonoids – vegetable pigments, which are able to seal up blood vessels and demonstrate diastolic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and diuretic activities,
  • Phytosterols, which are the analogue to human sex hormones and due to that they influence normal prostate gland functioning,
  • Lecithin, which is essential for organism functioning as a whole,
  • Amygdalin, also called vitamin B17, known for its uncommon antineoplastic properties.

We need to be conscious, that linseed retains the listed positive health features only if the life smolders inside. Whereas after grinding or extruding, as a result of environment influence - mainly oxygen and light - the power of linseed plunges. Therefore linseed and all the remaining seeds should be grinded into fine powder just before preparing the cocktail.

Sunflower seeds consist in 40% of fat – sunflower oil, which contains 70% of linoleic acid* – more than flaxen oil contains itself, from which the name was derived (from L. linum – flax + oleic acid), despite it contains “only” 60% of linoleic acid.

Sunflower seeds contain almost all amino acids; they lack only lysine for them to be perfect source of protein. They are one of the richest natural iron source, which they contain double as raisins do, which are claimed to be very good source of this element. Moreover, sunflower seeds are rich source of other minerals – zinc, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. They deliver plenty of vitamins too – in particular fat-soluble ones: A, D and E, and also B1, B2, B3, B5, B6.

One of the sunflower seeds components, which is as well important for us, is its grinded husk. These are the same fiber as pumpkin shells, so they excellently complement one another. Together they work like a sharp sponge which performs the mechanical abrasion and absorption of the desquamated intestinal epithelium, inspissated pathological mucus that covers the small intestine wall, and also gummatous fecal stones which stick in the large intestine wall like scabs. Consequently, the joint action of pumpkin and sunflower seeds fiber improves intestinal peristalsis, increases absorption surface and facilitates intestinal epithelium regeneration.

* Linoleic acid is one of the unsaturated fatty acids, type Omega-6. Linoleic acid cannot be produced by human organism, so it has to be delivered with food and its shortage causes characteristic deficiency symptoms. Hence, linoleic acid is classified in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA), also called vitamin F. Symptoms of linoleic acid deficiency are: shedding of epidermis, lip sores and ruptures, epistaxis, gums and tongue inflammation, chronic inflammatory states of eyelids and conjunctiva, vascular eye exudations, hair loss, fragility and deep furrowing of nail plates, nail plates delamination, stains on nail plates, nail plates shine loss, hairs and nails growth slowness, xerodermia or seborrhea, hairs fragility and splitting, hairs shine loss, dandruff, desquamation of acoustic meatus and pinna, spermatogenesis disturbance, intestinal erosions or the tendency to intestinal erosions, menstrual colic (dysmenorrhea), premature turning grey of hairs.

Blender is necessary to prepare the cocktail. Often we can find one of those as an addition to multifunctional kitchen robots. We can also buy a separate cocktail mixer – so called blender. A bought set should consist of two vessels: a bigger one to mill and mix wet fruits and a smaller mill for grinding dry seeds, what can be also done easily using coffee grinder. Mini-blender Philips Cucina HR 2860 is mostly recommended because of reliability.

Making of the cocktail is neither hard, nor effort demanding – with a little practice it does not take longer than 3 minutes. The whole process is divided into 3 steps:

Step one: Pour into the seed grinder (or coffee grinder) one tablespoon of each:

  1. Pumpkin seeds in shell,
  2. Sunflower seeds in husk,
  3. Linseed.

Grind into fine powder.

Step two: Pour grinded seeds into the mixer, add a little water (only to cover the grinded seeds), add honey and fruits or vegetables. Mix it for about one minute until the mixer sounds smooth so we are sure the mush is smooth.

Step three: To finish the process, add water to obtain 250-300ml drink and mix it again for a few seconds to get a clear fluid.

After grinding and crushing, active organic compounds in the cocktail are instantly activated. Because of our interest is to take the advantage of this activation in our alimentary canal and organism (not in the mixer or any other vessel), we should drink it rather quickly – let us say in about quarter of an hour after it is ready.

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds in shells and linseed are the base of the fiber cocktail, they decide about its properties so they should always be in it. Nevertheless we can change freely change the amounts of them, following the effects which we want to obtain by drinking the cocktail. When e.g. we suffer constipation, we should add two tablespoons of linseed, a half tablespoon of pumpkin seeds and a half tablespoon of sunflower seeds. Whereas if we suffer too loose stools, we make it the opposite – we add into the cocktail two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds and a half tablespoon of sunflower seeds and a half tablespoon of linseed.

Besides three basic ingredients, we can add one more which needs to be grinded. Although the choice is quite wide here, we do not add more than four ingredients in step one. The best effects can be achieved by adding milk thistle seeds or walnuts, or hazelnuts.

Milk thistle seeds contain around 5% of silymarin, which is used in liver medicaments. Silymarin demonstrates extraordinary influence on liver functioning – detoxicating, anti-inflammatory, and also stimulating regeneration and forming new cells. It protects liver against harmful influence of many poisons, i.e. alcohol, pesticides, and evenAmanita phalloides (commonly known as death cap). Besides silymarin, live milk thistle seeds – those which retained the ability to sprout – contain also relevant active substances – biogenic amines, stearic acid and palmitic acid.

We should add one teaspoon of milk thistle seeds into one serving of the fiber cocktail. Cocktails could be applied either therapeutically or prophylactically. During liver diseases the therapeutic dose is three fiber cocktails a day with milk thistle seeds. We should drink one fiber cocktail with milk thistle seeds prophylactically, especially during the first period of administering the cleansing mixture, when liver overload is likely to occur.

For our ancestors, hunters-gatherers, nuts were an important part of nutrition. They are easy to store and their content is abundant in oils, proteins, minerals and vitamins which places nuts high in the hierarchy of the best-assimilable nutrition for human organism. Nuts contain well-assimilable proteins, large amounts of unsaturated oils, lots of vitamins A, E and B9, and also a great deal of minerals as non-organic salts, et al.: magnesium, phosphoric, potassium, zinc, iron, selenium and calcium.

Nuts should be in undamaged shells. We peel them just before preparing the cocktail, into which we add two walnuts or five hazelnuts.

We should sweeten the fiber cocktail following our own sense of taste only. The cocktail as a whole contains sufficient amount of substances required by organism for proper functioning, so we can use sugar instead of honey to sweeten it. Moreover, we should not be worried that it is a product cleaned of valuable nutrients, because the remaining ingredients of the cocktail provide them in sufficiency. We can also use honey and sugar together, at any ratios.

Properly sweetened cocktail satisfies the hunger for sweets, so it can be used in the sugar disaccustoming treatment.

Honey and sugar as cocktail sweeteners can be well replaced with dried raisins, figs and dates. We do not sweeten the cocktail at all if we have added sweet fruits. Diabetics should give up on sweetening the cocktail with sugar and honey, and they should use only in small amounts dried raisins, figs and dates, and sweet fruits as well.

The amount of fruits does not have to be measured very precisely, but there should not be too many of them, because we should be drinking the cocktail – not eating it. Therefore recommended amount of fruits for one person is comparable in size to chicken egg.

If we occasionally have it at hand, we can use the lemon leftovers from preparing the cleansing mixture. Cocktails can be made of fruits or vegetables, and can also be mixed. The best are fresh seasonal fruits – wild cherries, cherries, strawberries, apples, pears, plums, blueberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, blackberries, watermelons, grapes. Off season, in winter, good are easy-storable fruits – apples and pears. As to imported fruits - bananas, pineapples and kiwis are recommended. (This may vary depending on your location).

In vegetable cocktail the best are fresh seasonal vegetables – mainly tomato, paprika, cucumber, pumpkin and also all root vegetables – beetroot, carrot, turnip, celery. Root vegetables are also good for cocktails during winter semester, when we lack fresh vegetables and fruits. (This may vary depending on your location).

It is important to prepare fruits and vegetables just before adding them to the cocktail. Here are the three most important rules, which we should remember while preparing:

  1. To pit stone fruits before putting them into the blender.
  2. Neither to pit nor to remove the pit chamber of such fruits like apples or pears.
  3. Neither to peel fruit nor vegetables, but to carefully wash and wipe them.

Generally, we do not sweeten vegetable cocktails, eventually salt it for taste. Parsley and celery leaves are greatly suitable as an addition to vegetable cocktails.

In order to obtain the required 250 – 300ml, as filler we can use not only water, but cream too. Especially vegetable cocktails taste deliciously, when we use cream as filler and we add a little salt and pepper. Also strawberry (Fragaria), garden strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry cocktails taste excellently when we use cream instead and sweeten it a bit. Such cocktail together with white bread and butter thickly spread on it can be treated as a separate meal.

We prepare the lemon cocktail by adding in the first step only the three basic ingredients – linseed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. In the second step we add thinly peeled medium-size lemon and sweeten the cocktail with honey. In the third step we add just water.

Lemon cocktail performs cleansing action which supports the cleansing mixture in the situation when it is necessary to remove inorganic stones from the body, crystals and calcifications, especially those remaining in joints, but also in salivary glands, liver and pancreatic ducts, and in other regions of our body.

Lemon cocktail should not be implemented when we are still encountering harsh immune system reactions due to administering the cleansing mixture, because lemon cocktail treatment would even more intensify those already occurring ones. If everything develops typically (i.e. we do not suffer too intense organism reactions), the optimum for implementing the lemon cocktail is the seventh month after first administration of the cleansing mixture. This makes one month after swapping aloe juice alocit for grapefruit seed extract alocit, which is specific test of effectiveness for hitherto undergone cleansing mixture treatment. If after the swap we do not encounter too intense organism reactions, it means that we can start off the lemon cocktail treatment.

The treatment should last three months. During that time we should daily drink two or three lemon cocktails at any time of a day. Generally, one lemon cocktail treatment should be enough to achieve demanded effect. However, if such need appears, we can repeat this treatment after at least one three-month brake.

An often reaction in the initial phase of lemon cocktail treatment is omnipresent pain, which is the manifestation of the regression of degenerative changes of joints, tendons and ligaments. In such case, we should try to bear the pain if it is bearable, or otherwise we can make three-, four-day gap in the treatment.

Autor: Jozef Slonecki

Translation: Maciej Kalisz

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