The healing power of potassium
According to Dr Max Gerson (the genius who devised the healing modality that is currently reversing my cancer), one of the major keys to giving the body what it needs to heal itself is to eat a diet that is really high in potassium and really low in sodium. In the book, Healing The Gerson Way by Charlotte Gerson, it states that Dr Gerson recognised that two minerals, sodium and potassium, were mainly involved in creating mineral imbalance in the body. Sort this imbalance out, and you will be well on your way to healing your body.
In her book, Charlotte Gerson writes that the human body needs 90% potassium versus 10% sodium in the diet – but the average modern diet is far removed from this rule. Current dietary patterns are generally heavily skewed in favour of sodium, which is leading to the onslaught of modern diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Excess sodium is an enzyme inhibitor and it has also been shown to stimulate tumour growth and produce edema as the body ties it up with water to try and reduce its toxicity.
This is why the Gerson Therapy diet is loaded with potassium. It’s found in all of the 13 fresh veggie juices we drinks each day, in all of the three full meals we eat each day, and in the potassium compound we add to our juices. Those of you who are still scared of carbs will be horrified to know that we eat white potatoes twice a day – at lunch and at dinner.
What potassium does
• Improves blood pressure
• Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
• Regulates the body’s pH levels (your acid / alkaline balance)
• Converts glucose into glycogen (important in the process of using glucose for muscle energy)
How to increase your potassium levels
The best way to get more potassium into your body is to eat a diet that is abundant in fresh organic vegetables, fruits and whole grains. The other trick is to decrease your intake of salty, refined and processed foods. It’s all about tipping the scales in favour of potassium and not sodium. Get stuck into these foods in particular …
Potatoes (click here to read why white potatoes are not evil)
Is your diet high in potassium? What are your favourite potassium-rich foods?
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