Foundational Principals

  • Consume only the items listed below.
  • Drink about one gallon of natural spring, or alkaline, water daily.
  • Do not consume animals, animal products, animal by-products, hybrid foods or alcohol.
  • Do not consume canned or seedless fruit (all fruits listed below should be seeded and fresh)
  • Do not consume sugar (Glucose) or starch (carbonic acid)
  • Do not microwave your food.

Vegetables

  • Amaranth Greens (Calloo, a variety of greens)
  • Avocado
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chayote
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Garbonzo Beans
  • Izote (Cactus flower/cactus leaf)

  • Kale
  • Lettuce (All, except Iceberg )
  • Mushrooms (All, except Shitake)
  • Nopales (Mexican Cactus)
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Red Onions
  • Sea Vegetables (Wakame, dulse, arame, hijiki,nori)

  • Squash
  • Tomato (Cherry and plum only)
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip Greens
  • Zuchinni
  • Watercress
  • Purslane
  • Wild Arugula

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Burro Bananas
  • Berries (All except cranberries or hybridized-strawberries)
  • Elderberries (In any form)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates

  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Limes (Key limes)
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Seville or Sour Oranges
  • Papayas

  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus fruit)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts
  • Soursops (Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Tamarind

Herbal Teas

  • Burdock
  • Damiana
  • Elderberry
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Lavender
  • Raspberry
  • Tila

Grains

  • Amaranth
  • Fonio
  • Kamut
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Tef
  • Wild Rice

Nuts & Seeds

  • Hemp Seeds
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts

Oil

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil

Spices & Seasonings

Mild

  • Basil
  • Bay Leaf
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Savory
  • Sweet Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Pungent & Spicy

  • Achiote
  • Onion Powder
  • Habanero
  • Sage

Salty

  • Pure Sea Salt
  • Powdered Seaweed (Kelp, Dulse, Nori – has “sea taste”)

Sweet

  • Pure Agave Syrup
  • Date Sugar

Approved Herbs

Amla

Common Name:

Standardized: Amla

Other: Emblic Myrobalan, Amalaki and Indian Gooseberry.

Botanical Name: Phyllanthus emblica L.

Benefits:

Treats: Anemia, Cerebral, Gastric and Cardiovascular Illnesses, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Fever, Indigestion, Menstrual Complaints, Liver Disorder and Respiratory Problems.

Improves: Blood (Purifies), Digestion (Laxitive), Eye Health, Hair Health, Heart Health (Strength), Urine Output (Diuretic) and Weight Loss.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/amla-whole/profile

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/indian-gooseberry-amla.html

Bladderwrack

Common Name:

Standardized: Bladderwrack

Other: Dyer’s Fucus, Red Fucus and Rockwrack.

Botanical Name: Fucus Vesiculosus L.

Benefits:

Treats: Arthritis, Cellulite, Rheumatism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflamed Joints, Nutrient Deficiency, Obesity and Thyroid Dysfunction.

Improves: Bones, Joints, Menstrual Cycle Re-balancing and Thyroid Gland (Stimulates).

Precautions:

Seaweeds contain are harvested from the sea. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish and shellfish.

Blessed Thistle

Common Name:

Standardized: Blessed Thistle

Other: Holy Thistle and St. Benedicts Thistle.

Botanical Name: Cnicus Benedictus L.

Benefits:

Treats: Hormone Imbalance and Menstrual Pains.

Improves: Appetite, Breast Milk Production and Digestion.

Precautions:

Blessed Thistle is generally not recommended during pregnancy, though it is often included in herbal formulas for nursing. Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with Blessed Thistle as allergic crossreactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.

Blue Vervain

Common Name:

Standardized: Blue Vervain

Other: Wild Hyssop and American Blue Vervain.

Botanical Name: Verbena Hastata L.

Benefits:

Treats: Anxiety, Bladder Infections, Chest Congestion, Chronic Bronchitis, Colds, Depression, Insomnia, Intestinal Worms, Menstrual Discomforts, Respiratory Inflammation, Sore Throat and Stress.

Improves: Breast Milk Production, Kidneys and Liver (Removes toxins), Oral Health and Urine Output (Removes Toxins, excess water, salts and fat).

Precautions:

In rare cases and in high concentration, skin rashes and upset stomach may occur.

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Burdock Root

Common Name:

Standardized: Burdock

Other: Great Burdock, Gobo and Goboshi.

Botanical Name: Arctium Lappa L.

Benefits:

Treats: Cancer, Diabetes, Fevers, Inflammation, Lymphatic Congestion, Poor Circulation to the Skin and Skin Conditions.

Improves: Blood (Cleanses), Digestion, Kidneys (Diuretic), Skin Health (Cleanses and Softens) and Spleen (Cleanses).

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Cascara Sagrada

Common Name:

Standardized: Cascara Sagrada

Other: Bearberry, Cascara, Purshiana Bark, Persian Bark, Chitticum, Chittum Bark Rhamnus Purshiana, Cascara, California Buckthorn and Sacred Bark.

Botanical Name: Rhamnus Purshiana DC.

Benefits:

Treats: Constipation, Gallstones and Upset Stomach.

Improves: Digestion (laxative), Liver and Pressure and Pain from Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissures.

Precautions:

Not for use in pregnancy or lactation except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare. Not to be used with intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain, or any inflammatory condition of the intestines. Not for use in excess of 8 days unless under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Sources:

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/cascara-sagrada-herb.html

Chaparral

Common Name:

Standardized: Chaparral

Other: Creosote Bush

Botanical Name: Larrea Tridentata

Benefits:

Treats: Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Chest Infections, Chickenpox and Shingles, Colds, Congestion, Fevers, Headaches, Herpes, Pain, Parasites, Respiratory Difficulties, Rheumatism, Skin Disorders, Toothaches and Tuberculosis.

Improves: Liver (Cleanses), Lymph System and Urinary Tract (Cleanses).

Precautions:

Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before use if you have any history of liver or kidney disease. Discontinue use if nausea, fever, fatigue, or jaundice occur.

Sources:

https://jonbarron.org/herbal-library/herbs/chaparral

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/chaparral-leaf/profile

Contribo

Common Name:

Standardized: Contribo

Other: Duckflower, Alcatraz and Hierba del Indio.

Botanical Name: Aristolochia Trilobata

Benefits:

Treats: Bruising, Bladder Stones, Fevers, Gout, Insomnia, Kidney Ailments, Snake Bites, Uterine Complaints and Wounds.

Improves: Appetite and Overall Health.

Precautions:

Contribo is considered a safe herb with no serious side effects. If used for human consumption, it should be noted that the herb contains relatively high amounts of calcium oxalate, a substance that can contribute to the formation of kidney stones.

Sources:

https://www.organicbelize.com/products/contribo

https://italisvital.info/where-to-buy-herbs/

Daniama

Common Name:

Standardized: Damiana

Other: Mik Kok (Asthma Broom), Herba de la Pastora, Mexican Damiana, Mexican Holly, Mizibcoc and Old Woman’s broom.

Botanical Name: Turnera Diffusa

Benefits:

Treats: Anxiety, Asthma, Constipation, Coughing, Depression and Sexual Dysfunction.

Improves: Digestion, Energy Levels, Mood, Muscle Relaxation, Overall Relaxation and Sexual Appetite.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Elderberry

Common Name:

Standardized: European Elder

Other: Black Elder

Botanical Name: Sambucus Nigra L.

Benefits:

Treats: Allergies, Cancer, Colds, Diabetes, Flus, Inflammation and Sinus Issues.

Improves: Digestion, Immunity, Skin Health and Urinary Function (Diuretic).

Precautions:

The raw fruit contains a component sambungin which may cause vomiting and severe diarrhea if ingested.

Eyebright

Common Name:

Standardized: Eyebright

Other: n/a

Botanical Name: Euphrasia Officinalis L.

Benefits:

Treats: Allergies, Bloodshot Eyes, Catarrh, Colds, Conjunctivitis and Inflammation of the Eyelid Edges (Blepharitis), Hay Fever, Inflammation, Pink Eye, Sinusitis, Sore or Itchy Eyes, Styes and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections.

Improves: Bronchial Colds (If Smoked) and Dry Congestion.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/eyebright-benefits.html

Feverfew

Common Name:

Standardized: Feverfew

Other: Bachelor’s Button, Featherfew, Santa Maria, Wild Chamomile and Parthenium.

Botanical Name: Tanacetum Parthenium

Benefits:

Treats: Anemia, Asthma, Cancer, Dermatitis, Earache, Fevers, Headaches, Indigestion,  Infertility, Insect Bites, Intestinal Parasites, Migraines, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Toothaches.

Improves: Blood Clot Prevention, Irregular Menstruation Cycles and Skin Health.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Graviola

Common Name:

Standardized: Gravel Root

Other: Soursop

Botanical Name: Annona muricata

Benefits:

Treats: Cancer, Cough, Cold, Congestion, Diabetes, Dysentery, Flus, Herpes, Inflammation, Insomnia, Parasites, Pain, Phlegm and Mucus, Scurvy and Tumors.

Improves: Skin Health and Urinary Function (Diuretic).

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Hydrangea

Common Name:

Standardized: Hydrangea

Other: Dichroa Febrifuga, Dichroa Root, Seven Barks and Wild Hydrangea.

Botanical Name: Hydrangea arborescens L.

Benefits:

Treats: Autoimmune Diseases, Bladder Infections, Enlarged Prostate, Hay Fever, Inflamed Prostate Glands, Kidney Stones, Prostate Infection, Tumors and Urethra Infections.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Irish Sea Moss

Common Name:

Standardized: Irish Moss

Other: Carrageen Moss

Botanical Name: Chondrus Crispus Stackh.

Benefits:

Treats: Agitation, Anemia, Anxiety, Arteriosclerosis, Colds, Depression, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Flus, Hypertension, Moodiness, Pneumonia and Tuberculosis.

Improves: Digestion, Iron Levels, Mental Function, Recovery from Surgeries and Heavy Workouts, Resistance to Radiation, Skin Health, Thyroid Gland and Weight Loss.

Precautions:

Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine and is harvested from the sea. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish or shellfish.

Sources:

http://www.instah.com/herbs/health-benefits-irish-moss/

Lily Of The Valley

Common Name:

Standardized: Lily Of The Valley

Other: May Lily, May Bells, Convallaria and Conval Lily.

Botanical Name: Convallaria Majalis

Benefits:

Treats: Cardiac Debility and Dropsy, Heart Ailments, Irregular Heart Beat and Vulvular Heart Diseases.

Improves: Heart Beat Strength and Weak Memory.

Precautions:

This herb should not be used during pregnancy or lactation.

Sources:

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/lily-of-the-valley.html

Myrrh

Common Name:

Standardized: Myrrh

Other: Common Myrrh and Hirabol Myrrh.

Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha

Benefits:

Treats: Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bronchial Congestion, Cancer, Cold Sores, Hay Fever, Indigestion, Inflammation, Heart Disorders, Menstrual Irregularities and Pain, Parasites, Skin Disorders and Wounds (Antiseptic).

Improves: Blood Clotting (For bleeding wounds) and Skin Health.

Precautions:

Not for use during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. The bitter taste of myrrh may cause nausea and vomiting in persons with sensitive stomachs.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/myrrh-gum-powder/profile

Nettles

Common Name:

Standardized: Stinging Nettle

Other: Nettle

Botanical Name: Urtica Dioica L. ssp. dioica

Benefits:

Treats: Anemia (Iron Deficiency), Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Skin Rashes, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Eczema, Edema, Fatigue due to Iron Deficiency, Gravel in Kidneys, Gout, Hay Fever, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Inflammation, Joint Pain, Night Sweats, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Psoriasis, Recurring Nosebleeds and Seasonal Allergies.

Improves: Adrenal Glands, Digestion, Liver, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, Stress Levels and Urinary Function (Diuretic).

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/nettle-leaf/profile

https://theherbalacademy.com/a-family-herb-stinging-nettle-leaf-uses/

Nopal

Common Name:

Standardized: Nopal Cactus

Other: Prickly Pear Cactus

Botanical Name: Opuntia Ficus-Indica

Benefits:

Treats: Bloating, Cancer, Constipation, Diabetes, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Osteoporosis and Viral Infections.

Improves: Bone Strength, Bladder, Digestion, Immunity, Satiation, Liver, Lymphatic Systems, Muscle Pain Relief, Pancreas, Skin Health, Vision and Weight Loss.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://jonbarron.org/herbal-library/foods/nopal

https://www.mucusless-diet.com/nopal.html

Pau D’ Arco

Common Name:

Standardized: Pau D’ Arco

Other: Ipe Roxo, Lapacho and Taheebo.

Botanical Name: Tabebuia impetiginosa (Mart. ex DC.) Standl.

Benefits:

Treats: Anemia, Arthritis, Boils, Cancer, Colds, Constipation, Cough, Fever, Flus, Fungal Infections, Herpes, High Blood Pressure, Inflammation of the Prostate Gland,  Lupus, Malaria, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Ulcers and Viral Infections.

Improves: Digestion, Immune Support and Liver Function.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/pau-d-arco-bark/profile

Prodijiosa

Common Name:

Standardized: Brickellia Grandiflora

Other: Amula, Dream Herb, Brickellia Grandiflora, Bricklebush and Tasselflower.

Botanical Name: Brickellia Grandiflora

Benefits:

Treats: Arthritis, Cancer, Colds, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Edema, Flus, Gallstones, High Blood Pressure, Indigestion, Liver Problems and Weight Loss.

Improves: Blood (Cleanses), Digestion, Gall Bladder, Immune System, Liver, Pancreas,  Stomach, Sugar Control and Urinary Function (Diuretic).

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

http://sacredrootz.com/shop/leaves/brickellia-brickellia-grandiflora/

Purslane

Common Name:

Standardized:

Other: Green Purslane, Summer Purslane, Pigweed, Pusley, Little Hogweed, golden purslane, Portulakk (Norwegian), Pourpier (French), Gelber Portulak (German), Portulakka (Finnish), Portulak (Danish), Verdolaga (Spanish) and Ma Chi Xian (Chinese).

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea ssp. oleracea

Benefits:

Treats: Abdominal Pain, Acute Enteritis, Appendicitis, Bleeding After Childbirth, Cancer, Depression, Dermatitis, Dysentery, Fevers, Headaches, Hemorrhoids, High Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Intestinal Worms, Mastitis, Sore Eyes and Toothaches.

Improves: Blood Circulation, Bone Strength, Skin Health, Urinary Function (Diuretic) and Vision.

Precautions:

The only potential downside that researchers have found about purslane is the relatively high content of oxalic acid, which leads to the formation of kidney stones. If you already suffer from kidney stones, avoiding it might be a good idea. However, boiling it in water causes a great deal of oxalic acid to be eliminated, without losing many of the other beneficial nutrients.

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/purslane.html

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/purslane-herb-benefits.html

Red Clover

Common Name:

Standardized: Red Clover

Botanical Name: Trifolium Pratense L.

Benefits:

Treats: Burns, Cancer, Coughs, Eczema, Indigestion, Inflammation, Menopause Symptoms (Breast Pain, Tenderness and PMS), Psoriasis, Respiratory Infections, Skin Cancer and Skin Sores.

Improves: Bone Strength, Cardiovascular Health, Digestion, Energy Levels, Immunity, Hair, Libido, Liver (Cleanses), Mood, Scalp, Skin Health and Sleep.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/red-clover-herb/profile

https://draxe.com/red-clover/

Rhubarb Root

Common Name:

Standardized: Turkey Rhubarb

Other: Rhubarb Root, East Indian Rhubarb and Yao Yong Du Guan (Chinese).

Botanical Name: Rheum spp.

Benefits:

Treats: Cancer, Candida, Constipation (Laxative and Purgative), Diabetes (Type 2), Menopause Symptoms and Stomach Tumors.

Improves: Weight Loss.

Precautions:

Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing a baby. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/turkey-rhubarb-root/profile

Sage

Common Name:

Standardized: Sage

Other: Dalmatian Sage, Garden Sage and Common Sage.

Botanical Name: Salvia Officinalis L.

Benefits:

Treats: Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dementia, Infection, Menstrual Pain, Pain and Sores and Infections of the Mouth and Swelling.

Improves: Digestion, Memory and Weight Loss.

Precautions:

If consumption exceeds use as a spice, then not for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/sage/profile

https://draxe.com/sage-benefits/

Sarsaparilla

Common Name:

Standardized: Sarsaparilla

Other: Smilax, Honduran Sarsaparilla, Jamaican Sarsaparilla, Zarzaparilla and Brown Sarsaparilla.

Botanical Name: Smilax regelii Killip & C.V. Morton

Benefits:

Treats: Cancer, Colds, Coughs, Fatigue, Gonorrhea, Gout, Headaches, Indigestion, Muscle Pains or Weaknesses, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ringworm, Skin Dermatitis, Syphilis, Toe Fungus, Ulcers and Wounds.

Improves: Blood (Cleanses), Immunity, Libido, Sexual Impotence and Urinary Function (Diuretic).

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/sarsaparilla-root-jamaican/profile

Valerian

Common Name:

Standardized: Valerian

Other: Garden Heliotrope and Garden Valerian.

Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis L.

Benefits:

Treats: Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Insomnia, Menopausal Symptoms and Psychological Stress.

Improves: Relaxation, Sleep and Stress Management.

Precautions:

Caution is advised during the use of barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and other sedative drugs, as valerian has the potential to increase the effects of some sedatives.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/valerian-root/profile

https://draxe.com/valerian-root/

Yellow Dock

Common Name:

Standardized: Yellow Dock

Other: Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Dock

Botanical Name: Rumex crispus L.

Benefits:

Treats: Anemia, Arthritis, Bronchitis, Constipation, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Fever, Laryngitis, Liver Diseases, Menstrual Pain, Rheumatism, Skin Disorders and Sore Throat.

Improves: Blood (Cleanses), Digestion, Hormone Balance and Immunity.

Precautions:

No known precautions.

Sources:

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/dock-root/profile

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