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Supplements Introduction
Most farm soil is depleted of many important minerals, which means that our food—even organic food—doesn’t always have optimum nutritional value. One of the best ways to overcome this deficiency is to take supplements on a regular basis.  There are hundreds of supplements to choose from, which can make it pretty confusing to choose which are best for you. From a natural living perspective, you’ll want to choose supplements made from whole foods, and which retain their whole food status when they’re consumed. These types of supplements, found at health food stores, contain most or all of the original components of the source from which the supplement was derived. They are very “nutrient-dense,” the way nature intended. Synthetic supplements should be completely avoided, and supplements that provide a specific mineral or vitamin are best used under the guidance of an alternative health care professional.

Green Superfoods & Chlorophyll
Most health food stores have a “green foods” section where you’ll find products such as alfalfa, barley grass, chlorella, spirulina and wild blue-green algae, as well as custom blends. Besides offering a variety of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids, they all contain large amounts of chlorophyll. Once ingested, chlorophyll releases its magnesium bond and a cellular vortex starts sucking in heavy metals and cleansing the blood, which is why chlorophyll is considered a major blood purifier.  It stops bacterial growth in wounds, removes drug deposits, and counteracts all toxins, including radiation. It also builds blood, renews tissue, promotes healthful intestinal flora, activates enzymes that produce vitamins A, D, and K, reduces high blood pressure and strengthens the immune system. Chlorophyll-packed superfoods are supplements we ought to take every day.

Wheat Grass Juice
Fresh wheat grass juice, found at health food stores and juice bars, is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has all the major and trace minerals we require, is packed full of vitamins including vitamin B, E and K, has all the essential amino acids, contains essential fatty acids and over 80 enzymes. And fresh wheat grass juice is very abundant in chlorophyll.  The sweetness of wheat grass juice is part of its power—the sugar in the grass helps deliver the chlorophyll into the bloodstream quickly. The sugars crystallize in the intestinal tract, which draws toxins out of the tissues. One ounce of wheat grass juice can contain up to 18,000 units of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. The juice is loaded with enzymes that help detoxify the body of harmful substances, and is one of the most powerful detoxifying agents you can consume.

Alfalfa has a rich mineral profile and contains abundant chlorophyll, which is considered a major blood purifier.  Alfalfa roots can dig down over 100 feet, giving the plant access to minerals and trace minerals that other plants can’t acquire.  The Arabs were the first to name alfalfa, which means “father of all foods.” Alfalfa cleans and tones the intestines and removes harmful acids from the blood. Alfalfa is rich in protein, carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, sulfur, silicon, cobalt and zinc. Alfalfa provides these minerals in a balanced form, which promotes absorption. Alfalfa also contains eight enzymes that help assimilate protein, fats and carbohydrates. Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body, especially the liver. Alfalfa supplements can be found online and in the green superfoods section of health food stores.

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Barley Grass
Barley is an annual cereal plant that has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Although the barley grain is most often used, the plant’s true nutrition is found in the leaves, specifically, the young green shoots that form before the grain sprouts. Barley grass contains a vast array of vitamins and minerals, including five of the B vitamins, even B12. It also contains folic acid, beta carotene and vitamins C and E. Laboratory analysis of green barley grass has turned up traces of more than 70 minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Barley grass also contains 18 amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Green barley grass also has a highly alkalizing effect, because it contains buffering minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.  Barley grass supplements are whole food supplements, and can be found online and at natural food stores.

Spirulina is a whole food that helps to protect the immune system, lower cholesterol and facilitate mineral absorption. Spirulina is high in chlorophyll, protein and beta-carotene. The cell wall of Spirulina is composed entirely of complex sugars interlaced with amino acids, simple sugars and sometimes protein. The cell wall is fully digestible and helps strengthen body tissues, especially the connective tissues.  Spirulina is packed with other nutrients, including vitamin B12.  t has a rich supply of a blue pigment that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer.  Spirulina detoxifies the liver and kidneys, builds and enriches the blood, cleanses the arteries, enhances intestinal flora, and inhibits the growth of fungi, bacteria, and various strains of yeast. A number of manufacturers make it available as a powder, capsule or tablet, and it can be found online or at your local natural food store.

Chlorella contains much more chlorophyll than green leafy vegetables, making it a very powerful green superfood. Its small size requires centrifuge harvesting and special processing to improve the digestibility of the tough outer wall, which makes it more expensive than Spirulina. However, the cell wall binds to heavy metals, pesticides and carcinogens such as PCBs and then escorts the toxins out of the body, making it a particularly valuable supplement. Chlorella has less protein and a fraction of the beta-carotene than Spirulina, but more than twice the nucleic acid, also known as RNA and DNA. Nucleic acid is responsible for cell renewal, growth and repair. Chlorella is also abundant in iron, zinc and vitamin A. Chlorella supplements are available online and at your local natural food store.

Chapter 1: Drink Pure Water
Chapter 2: Avoid Synthetic and Artificial Food
Chapter 3: Eat Organic Food
Chapter 4: Shop at a Health Food Store
Chapter 5: Eat Healthfully
Chapter 6: Take Potent Supplements (part 1)
Chapter 6: Take Potent Supplements (part 2)
Chapter 7: Detoxify Your Body (Part 1)
Chapter 7: Detoxify Your Body (Part 2)
Chapter 8: Exercise Regularly
Chapter 9: Build Your Chi Energy
Chapter 10: Use Natural Medicine (part 1)
Chapter 10: Use Natural Medicine (part 2)
Chapter 11: Visit a Holistic Dentist

Appendix: My Health Food Shopping List (Part 1)
Appendix: My Health Food Shopping List (Part 2)

Extra: How to Shop at a Health Food Store