African Health Secrets
African Health Secrets teaches readers that the way they treat their bodies influences their physical health and well-being, and even their school lives. The book presents natural ways to achieve health and wellness, and shows readers how to apply these to their lives through healthy diet choices and the discipline of dance.
It gives guidance about the proper way to eat and drink naturally, to enable the body to function correctly. It also addresses how nature affects the body, and how to practice self-care through a simpler, organic lifestyle.
The ten chapters of the book include information on African home remedies, nutrition and exercise, the benefits of juicing, weight issues, and practical tips and advice for improving health. The material also reframes good eating habits, focusing on positive lifestyle choices, rather than dieting.
taking medications rather than going back to the root cause of it all—lack of enzymes in our system. Without enzymes, our food does not digest, so instead it rots and becomes toxic in our intestines. You see, it’s really a vicious cycle, and we must stop it from the root cause before it gets to the worse end results! Adequate enzymes and good bacteria can help with most disorders in our bodies, and juicing, in my opinion, takes care of this critical problem. Water also carries enzymes in the
common everyday ingredients most people use, which I grew up with in my home continent of Africa, to share with you. Each ingredient is accompanied by the suggested uses, 7 8 African Health Secrets then, at the end of the chapter, I have made it easy and user-friendly for you to pinpoint what you might need in table format. I want to start with water! Water • Drink a mug of warm water anytime you get a headache or stomachache; it stimulates and calms the nerves that are causing the pain.
it on a stovetop; drink the juice to relieve you of a fever, sore throat, cold, cough, or the flu. • Drinking the juice also helps support the immune system and reduces inflammation in the joints. It will also regulate normal blood flow, stomach and menstrual cramps, and gastrointestinal problems. • It stimulates the heart and circulatory system and acts as an antibacterial support that lowers your high blood pressure and is also a natural blood thinner. • Chew it for toothache and arthritis
teeth. • It’s great to add onions to the preparation of your foods for antibacterial and antiviral purposes. • Onions will clear up sinuses in the nasal passageway as well as symptoms of colds and flus. • They are great for building bone density, especially in older adults. Garlic • Garlic contains calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, copper, and selenium, as well as vitamins B1, B6, and C, so garlic is potent enough to boost the immune system. • Garlic is an antioxidant, a potent
we detox our system frequently. When I was growing up, my mother would detox us weekly by giving us a natural ginger root enema that would enable us to cleanse our colons. • Keep your colon clean to eliminate sickness and disease. First of all, we must detox our bodies on a regular basis with warm water and squeezed lemon juice, adding wedges of lemon in water, as I do, and drinking about a mugful upon rising in the morning or as the last thing we do before we go to bed. These are two great times