Drink 6 kinds of beverages:
- fruit juices
- vegetable juices
- herb teas
- homemade (see the Recipes chapter)
This means getting off caffeine. And if you are already fatigued, this
means you might be even more fatigued for a short time. You might have headaches
from withdrawal, too. But they will only last 10 days. Mark your calendar and
count off the days. Take headache medicine, if necessary, but make sure it does
not contain caffeine. For energy, to replace caffeine, take one arginine (500
mg, see the Sources chapter) upon rising in the morning and before lunch. Soon
you won’t need it. Cutting down on coffee, decaf, soda pop and
powdered drinks won’t do. You must be completely off. They contain
very toxic solvents due to careless, unregulated production methods.
Much is imported and can’t be sufficiently regulated. Even though
grain (drinking) alcohol is the recommended substitute for propyl
alcohol, that doesn’t mean you may safely drink it. It is
inadvisable to drink any form of alcohol at least until you are
2% or higher, drink three 8 oz. glasses a day. Alternate brands. Buttermilk will do. Homemade yoghurt is fine. Goat milk is also fine. Start with 1/4 cup and increase gradually, if you are not used to it. If you do not drink milk because it gives you more mucous, try to drink milk anyway. If you have other reactions, like diarrhoea, try milk digestant tablets (available at health food stores). Milk is too valuable to avoid: there are many unwanted chemicals in most brands of milk, but it is solvent-free, mold-free and very nutritious. The only exception should be for serious symptoms, like swelling, colitis, flu, or chronic diarrhoea. But all milk, whether goat or cow, is contaminated with Salmonella and Shigella bacteria as well as fluke parasite stages. Cattle are immunized against Salmonella but it does not prevent its persistence in the bowel. All these are very harmful. Pasteurization does not kill all of them. Only heating to a rolling boil makes milk safe. To do this in the easiest way, pour 1 or 2 quarts milk into an enamel double boiler or microwavable glass jar. Stay in the kitchen while the heat is on. When the bubbles have risen to indicate boiling, turn off the heat. You may throw away the “skin”. Pour into glass jar and refrigerate. Another easy way is to use a pressure cooker that holds several pint jars of milk. All dairy products that have only been pasteurized are still contaminated. Ultrapasteurization does not improve matters. Dairy products that cannot be sterilized should not be consumed. It may be possible to find sterilized milk in paper containers on the store shelf – not in the refrigerator; if it wasn’t sterile it would go foul in a day! Canned milk has solvent pollution. Powdered milk has both solvent and bacterial pollution.
2 pints. Drink one pint upon rising in the morning, the other pint in the afternoon sometime. The cold water faucet may be bringing you cadmium, copper or lead, but it is safer than purchased water, which inevitably has solvents in it. Let it run before using it. Filters are rather useless because water pollution comes in surges. A single surge of PCB contaminates your filter. All the water you use after this surge is now polluted, so you will be getting it chronically, whereas the unfiltered water cleans up again after the surge passes. Until you can test your own water for solvents, PCBs and metals, no expensive filter is worth the investment. An inexpensive pure carbon filter that is replaced every month may improve your tap water. Inflexible plastic pitchers fitted with a carbon filter pack are available (see the Sources chapter). Never buy filters with silver or other chemicals, even if they are just added to the carbon. Keep the filter sterile by soaking in diluted grain alcohol weekly.
3. Fruit juice:
fresh squeezed only. Some stores make it while you wait. If they freeze some of it, you could purchase the frozen containers. Bottled fruit juices have traces of numerous solvents, as do the frozen concentrates, as do the refrigerated ones, don’t buy them. You have to see it being made, but watch carefully: I recently went to a juice bar where they made everything fresh, before your very eyes. And I saw them take the fruit right from the refrigerator and spray it with a special wash “to get rid of any pesticides”, then put a special detergent on it to clean off the wash! So instead of getting traces of pesticide, I got traces of propyl alcohol! (Yes, I took a sample of the wash to test.) Another grocery store had a machine that squeezed the oranges while you watched. But if you did not watch them filling the jugs, you missed seeing them add a tablespoon of concentrate, from a bottle out of sight, to give it better flavour. It still qualifies as “Fresh squeezed 100% orange juice,” but thanks to that concentrate it now has toluene and xylene in it! Best of all, buy a juicer, select completely unbruised fruit, wash with plain water, and make your own juice (enough for a week-freeze it in half pint plastic bottles). For stronger flavour, leave some of the peel in the juice.
4. Vegetable juice:
fresh or frozen only. If you or a friend would be willing to make fresh juice, this would be much better than purchased juice. Start with carrot juice. Peel carrots (don’t scrape them, it’s too easy to miss small dirt spots) and remove all blemishes carefully, then rinse. Drink l/2 glass a day. After you are accustomed to this, add other vegetables and greens to the juice to make up half of it. Use celery, lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, beet, squash, tomato, everything raw that you normally have in your refrigerator. Then drink one glass a day.
5. Herb tea:
fresh or bulk packaged. Tea bag varieties are moldy. Buy a non-metal (bamboo is common) tea strainer. Sweeten with honey or brown sugar with vitamin C added.
6. Homemade beverage.
If you will miss your coffee or decaf, try just plain hot water with boiled whipping cream. Sweeten with honey. Please see the Recipes chapter for many more suggestions.