This article discusses Sura Detox's thoughts and policies around Global Warming, and prompts it guests into taking actual responsibility - in terms of changing their choices.
Exposing the current drive in our culture to attempt to ‘consume our way out of the problem’ with ecological products, and offsetting it through carbon-sequestering services.
The Biology of Digestion
The many stages of the digestive system, points to our native foods, and the work required to ferment, disassemble, and assimilate them.
This helps us to understand which foods will work better for us.
The role of bacteria in our digestive process is now starting to be acknowledged, but its significance is still very underplayed.
The subject of bacteria (as associated with infection and illness) is being majorly reworked.
This article points to the many jobs our microbiome could not do without our little guests.
The wonders of Detox
Modern lifestyles and diets leave our body over-stressed, under-resourced and poorly-rested. A detox retreat tackles all levels.
Physiologically renewing cells and tissues. Emotionally allowing space and time to integrate and express. Energetically resting and destressing the nervous system.
The Miracle of Fasting
Its the oldest medicine known. And the most holistic. And the cheapest. A physiological look at the effects and the methods of fasting...
The Water of Life
Every system in the body requires water to function, but few understand how vital it is to keep it topped up, and running freely.
In this way it carries nutrients to cells, and metabolic toxins from the system. Most symptoms of chronic dehydration are treated with pharmaceuticals, leading from thirst to illness.
But how much do we need, and how often, and where from ?
Fats in the Body
The understand the essential role of fats in the body, we must look past the calorie argument.
If these compounds are so bad for us, then why have we evolved organs to assimilate them so effectively ?
Is the calorie equation really the best method we can come up with for accounting such a complex system. ?
Antioxidants and the Fountain of Youth
Antioxidants (especially flavonoids) have received much media publicity of late, often touted as the key to anti-aging and vibrant health as well as a cure for a range of serious illnesses.
Have we finally found our 'magic bullet' for youth and well-being or is this simply another float in the health and wellness parade?
The Body's Essential Oils
Oils are vital for the function of every cell in nature. Despite their current status as a national killer, oils cannot be ignored as an essential nutrient.
It is only the toxic nature of the oils that we manufacture that leads them to be fattening and toxifying.
Acid / Alkali Balance
Because pH defines the performance of much bio-chemistry, cells and organs have to regulate it.
We are starting to be sold alkaline foods and deferring from acid-forming foods - but what does that mean ?
But we are now so out of kilter from our natural diet, that we need to understand the chemistry behind it.
The Emotional Bowel
The importance of fibre in food has long been known, but the consequences of it lack are still being documented, and resolved through symptom-relieving medication.
As the bowel weakens and distorts, there is only one solution that works - as with any muscle - work it
The old Mucoid Plaque Argument
About 100 years ago, very intelligent mavericks within the medical world came up with a paradigm so descriptive and compelling, that it birthed the alternative health world.
Despite the wonderful healings available whilst fasting and using colonics, the mucoid plaque argument has long since been disproved, because it is all happening in the blood, not the bowel.
The Essential Nature of Sugars
While sugars are getting a bad rap, they are as essential as they have always been. ALL biological systems run on sugars for their energy - not fats, not proteins, not starches, but sugars. So why are they being painted in such a bad light ?
No wonder you have a 'sweet tooth', you are an ape !
The Protein Obsession
Since the first discovery of proteins, we have been obsessed by them. Hailing them as a major player in growth and repair (which they are), but we have lost the perspective around their place in the diet.
As always, when we see them in the context of the animal kingdom, through comparisons to our closest kin, we find many more truths and the myths disappear.
Methods and Reasons to Sprout Seeds.
We do have a long, long history of eating plants, and seeds are dense, but well-defended plant food.
So, how to get past the deliberate poisonous nature of how plants defend their babies, and get to the great proteins, fats and minerals within?
Easy... Let nature take its course.
A brief History of Teeth
Teeth are truly remarkable constructs, with a greater compression strength than reinforced concrete.
The bacteria in every other animals' mouths aids the building and maintaining of teeth. Bacterial destruction of teeth is a purely human phenomenon...
So what changed ?
What makes some foods Super Foods ?
Of course, in reality, all foods are Superfoods.
As more and more things get sold to us under the 'superfood' label, it is worth knowing what qualifies them as such.
Should we spend our cash and fuel importing them: weight for weight, they are among the most expensive things on the planet !
Surviving the Autumn Descent
Don't leave your health up for grabs during the autumn months.
There are lots of patterns you can adopt - diet, lifestyle & exercise - to keep you buzzing through the winter months.
Fasting and the Thyroid Gland
Often the Thyroid Gland resists forms of management except hormonal - which it is a major gland of.
More and more people are finding thyroid issues which require medical management, but occasionally fasting proves to be sufficient a nudge to kickstart the system.
Colonics and Fasting
Mavericks such as Dr. Bernard Jensen made colonics popular around 100 years ago in conjunction with fasting. Since then, colonics have appeared in clinics independent of their fasting context, which has lead to much controversy around their effectiveness.
They are a specific tool for a specific job, replicating bowel movements while fasting - and should be left in this context.