According to Harvard nutritionist Jean Mayer, we would have enough food for the entire developing world if we ate half as much meat. Reducing meat production by merely 10 percent could release enough grain and other natural foods to feed 60 Continue reading
Humans Are Not Made to Eat Meat
Raena Morgan: Were we just not designed to eat meat?
Andreas Moritz: We are not designed to eat meat because we don’t have the teeth to rip out flesh from an animal that just died. Continue reading
Do Vegetarians Have Healthier Hearts?
Raena Morgan: There are actually studies that show vegetarians have less heart disease than carnivores.
Andreas Moritz: Absolutely. And that’s not necessarily because of the fats. Initially, many years ago, people were told avoid fats like butter.
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By Andreas Moritz
Hi, my name is Andreas Moritz and today I would like to debunk some of the myths surrounding the vitamin, the important vitamin B12.
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By Andreas Moritz
To illustrate the development of heart disease from virtual non-existence to being the biggest killer disease, I have used statistical trends describing disease development in Germany – a typical, modern industrialized nation.
In the year 1800, meat consumption in Germany was about 13 kg (28 pounds) per person per year. One hundred years later, meat consumption was nearly three times as high, at 38 kg per person per year. By 1979, it had reached 94.2 kg, which is an increase of 725 percent in less than 180 years. These figures do not include fats. During the period of 1946-1978, meat consumption in Germany increased by 90% and heart attacks rose by 20 times. During the same period, fat consumption remained the same, whereas consumption of cereals and potatoes, which are major suppliers of vegetable protein, decreased by 45%. Therefore, fats and carbohydrates, as well as vegetable proteins, cannot be considered to be causes of coronary heart disease. This leaves meat as the main factor responsible for the dramatic upsurge of this degenerative blood vessel disease.
In consideration of the fact that at least 50 percent of the German population is overweight and most overweight people eat much more meat than those with normal weight do, meat consumption among the overweight must have at least quadrupled in the 33 years after World War II. Being overweight is considered to be a major risk for high blood pressure and heart disease.
According to statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1978, the yearly increases of heart attacks in Western European countries were accompanied by a continuous yearly increase in meat consumption by as much as 4 kg per person. This practically means that eating habits after World War II have shifted from a healthy mixed diet to one excessive in animal protein, but poor in carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and grains. According to the WHO, fat consumption remained virtually unchanged. Heart attacks and atherosclerosis began to increase dramatically in Germany and in Western industrialized nations soon after the war; today they cause over 50 percent of all deaths.
Although fat consumption among vegetarians is not less than among meat eaters, the vegetarians have the lowest death rates from heart disease.The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that a vegetarian diet could prevent 97% of all coronary occlusions. The incredibly popular high protein, low carbohydrate Atkins Diet and South Beach Diet have the unfortunate side effect of starving a person by clogging up his capillary and artery walls with excessive proteins, and by greatly limiting his fuel intake (carbohydrates). This can certainly make a person lose weight, but not without also damaging his kidneys, liver, and heart. Both the late Dr. Atkins, a heart disease and obesity victim, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, a keen follower of the South Beach Diet and recipient of a quadruple bypass, suffered the consequences of the high protein diet. Millions of Americans are following in their footsteps.
The reason for the virtual absence of coronary heart disease among vegetarians is their low intake or complete absence of animal protein. Fat consumption is, therefore, only an accomplice of the disease, but not its cause. The constantly recycled mass hysteria that believes fat, which is generally associated with cholesterol, to be the main dietary culprit of heart disease, is completely unfounded, outdated, and has no scientific basis.
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‘Eat Right for Your Type’ by Peter J. D’Adamo has become widely known as the blood type diet. Since I am constantly asked to give my input on this dieting system, I have decided to add my comments here.
I agree with and respect quite a few of D’Adamo’s insights and perspectives but have major reservations about others. The book suggests that you use your blood type to determine which foods you should be eating. According to the theory, when you eat foods that ‘agree’ with your blood type, you reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, infections and liver disease. Type A people supposedly had ancestors that were farmers. If you are of this type, you should be a vegetarian and avoid meat and dairy products. According to the author, people with Type B blood had ancestors that were nomads; therefore they should eat red meat and fish. Those with Type O blood had ancestors that were hunters and gatherers; this means they should eat lots of animal protein and few carbohydrates. Finally, those with Type AB blood, had mixed ancestry, and are supposed to eat a combination of the Type A and B diet. Does this mean, for example, that all nomads used to have the blood type 0, and all farmers used to have type A blood? What about people who didn’t farm and who didn’t move from place to place?
Unfortunately, these theories are not supported by scientific literature, traditional knowledge and records of the world’s oldest medical systems, such as Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. D’Adamo’s discoveries have not been confirmed anywhere else. There is little or no distinction made between individuals who have lived in the Andes, the tropical rain forests, or plains of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years. The Indian subcontinent thrived and flourished for thousands of years on a vegetarian diet, and so has most of the world’s population. And where does ancestry begin anyway? Two thousand years ago, 100 centuries ago, or 60 million years ago? How far do we go in the bloodline of our ancestors to determine our dietary needs? When the last Ice Age began, many vegetarians living in formerly tropical lands were suddenly forced to eat animals in order to survive. Some ate a mixed diet, because of more moderate climates. Others in the all-year-round tropical places of the Earth continued with vegetarian foods until quite recently. The proposed theory is highly inconclusive about all of these facts.
When I went on the high protein diet (very similar to the type O diet plan) at age 5, I felt great for about 18 months, as do so many others who go on the popular Atkins diet. Then I started developing stones in my liver, a dangerous arrhythmia and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, among other diseases. I had no idea that these ailments were due to protein poisoning. Ten years later I switched to a balanced vegan diet, and most of my illnesses went away within a matter of weeks. However, I still had to live with the many stones that had been produced in my liver and gallbladder as a result of what is known today as the O-type blood diet. Forty gallbladder attacks later, I did a series of liver and gallbladder flushes, which cleaned out these vital organs. Finally, I was free of any illness or discomfort.
You won’t notice the effects of a high protein diet until the blood vessel walls are well-thickened with excessive protein. Eating lots of animal protein triggers a powerful immune response in order to get rid of the foreign DNA and the dead, coagulated and damaged protein of meat, fish, eggs, poultry and dairy products. This immune response involves a powerful release of energy, thereby cleaning out impurities, improving skin functions and making you feel more grounded. However, as soon as the immune system is exhausted by the constant excessive activity, which took a mere 18 months in my case, the situation begins to backfire and the body becomes increasingly congested.
The blood type diet theory is flawed in the sense that it does not recognize the basic body type requirements generated by the three forces/humors of nature (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) that control the physicality of matter and the body of humans and animals. Only a fraction of the body’s energy requirements are met through food, and there are many more influences on the body than one’s blood type. The 6,000-year old medical system of Ayurveda accounts for most of these influences. One’s constitutional body type is not as simply and easily determined as one’s blood type. The theory of blood type foods is really based on guesswork, not on science or time-tested traditional knowledge as found in Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Greek medicine or ancient Egyptian medicine.
If concentrated protein foods were a necessary part of the human diet, as the blood type diet advocates for the O-type, for example, why does nature not reflect that need when it formulates human milk in a mother’s breast? Its protein content is a mere trace amount of 1.1-1.6 percent, provided to a baby at the time of its biggest growth spurt. Wouldn’t O-type babies die if they lived on so little protein for up to 18 months, since most babies in the natural world only get mother’s milk as food? On the contrary, the babies actually develop perfect organs and systems, and are emotionally the most content. If nature’s most perfect food doesn’t give you much protein at the time when you are growing more rapidly than at any other time in your life, why would you need to eat concentrated proteins, such as meat, when you are older and no longer growing?
If you are on the blood type diet and decide to continue following it, I recommend that you be vigilant about how your body feels. If you start feeling a dull sensation in your gallbladder or pain in your joints, muscles or head, or if you develop mucus and sinus problems, a coated tongue or other signs of congestion, you may need to reconsider your dietary regimen.
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Populations that eat meat regularly have the shortest life spans and the highest incidence of degenerative diseases. According to published reports of national health statistics from around the world, one out of two people in the industrialized world will die from heart disease or a related blood vessel disease. In other words, heart disease is the leading killer disease in the world, with cancer following closely behind. As long ago as June 1961, the American Medical Association reported that a vegetarian diet could prevent 90 percent of our thromboembolic diseases (a condition in which a blood vessel is obstructed by an embolus carried in the bloodstream from the site of formation) and 97 percent of our coronary occlusions. This means that by adopting a vegetarian diet, we would be able to eradicate heart disease almost completely. Compared with meat-eating, smoking seems only a minor risk factor for heart disease! It is disconcerting that this important research has long been forgotten and is basically ignored today.
Heart disease is virtually unheard of in societies where meat consumption is low, and the majority of the population eats mostly traditional foods. A group of Harvard doctors and research scientists examined 400 people in a remote mountain village in Ecuador and were surprised to find that except for two men, none of the people above 75, including all the centenarians and a 121-year-old man, showed any signs of heart disease. All the villagers turned out to be complete vegetarians. Examinations of similar age groups in the United States would typically reveal a 95 percent incidence of heart disease.
Cancer, the second most common killer disease, now closely rivaling heart disease, may largely be caused by meat-eating, too. Modern cancer research claims to have found specific protein compounds responsible for certain types of cancers. This, in itself, may be a very important finding, but it is even more important to discover where these proteins come from. Putrefying meat is one answer, and the decaying protein of dead human cells is another. Meat consumption slows or hinders the complete removal of dead cells in the body by congesting the lymphatic system (which removes dead cells) and by using up the body’s resources of energy, enzymes, minerals and vitamins (needed to break down dead cells and dispose of them safely). Both undigested meat proteins and decaying cell protein can, therefore, damage human cells and impair their genetic programs.
Another reason why meat-eaters have more cancers than vegetarians may be the fact that they ingest large quantities of sodium nitrates, which are carcinogenic preservatives that are used to make meat look ‘fresh’. But meat is no longer fresh after the animal has died. If left untreated, animal flesh begins to turn a sickly grayish-green color within several days. Since nobody would buy meat in that condition, the meat industry uses these toxic nitrates to make it look red and palatable. In reality, though, it is already decomposed and highly toxic.
The most appalling news from cancer research, however, is that secondary amines, prevalent in beer, wine, tea and tobacco, react with chemical preservatives in meat to form nitrosamines. The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled nitrosamines as “one of the most formidable and versatile groups of carcinogens yet discovered.” In other words, if you are a smoker or if you drink beer, wine, or tea and eat meat, you produce one of the most deadly toxins that can be found anywhere. As it turns out, most meat-eaters also drink wine or beer, and many of them smoke, too. When fed to test animals, nitrosamines produced malignant tumors in one hundred percent of the animals; the cancers appeared everywhere, including the lungs, pancreas, stomach, adrenals, intestines and the brain.
A meat-eater’s immune system also has to combat many other cancer-producing agents. Farm animals are regularly injected with hormones to stimulate growth, are fed appetite stimulants to ‘force’ them to eat non-stop, and are given antibiotics, sedatives and chemical feed mixtures. Over 2,500 drugs are routinely given to animals to fatten them and to keep them alive. Most of these harmful chemicals are still in the animals at the time of their death. Many other drugs are added after the animal has been slaughtered. These drugs will still be present in the meat when it is eaten, but the law does not require a listing of the cocktail of drugs that have been added. Hence, you have no way of knowing what kind of drug interactions and allergic reactions you could become a victim of by eating a juicy steak at your favorite restaurant. It is difficult to imagine how many people today become sick for no apparent reason, due to being drugged with poisonous medicines contained in the meat they eat. Sadly, when they go to see their doctor, they are most likely given even more drugs to combat those they have already unwittingly ingested.
One of the chemicals added to animal feed in the United States is the growth hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES). The FDA estimates that the use of this chemical earns meat producers in the United States $500 million annually. DES is highly carcinogenic and has been banned as a serious health hazard in thirty-two countries. According to another report by the FDA, the antibiotics penicillin and tetracycline alone save the meat industry $1.9 billion a year. Yet these drugs may be breeding deadly antibiotic-resistant organisms in the consumer’s body.
Animal protein foods are nearly always propagated as being the safest choices for people with Type 2 diabetes and also for those who want to avoid developing this condition. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most people believe that high blood sugar comes from eating too much sugar or refined carbohydrates. They are correct. It has recently been proven that women who drink one regular soda per day have an 83 percent chance of developing diabetes. (One can of soda contains about 12 teaspoons of sugar or the equivalent amount of high fructose corn syrup, amounting to 200 calories.) However, sugar pales as a cause for diabetes when compared with meat.
If you eat concentrated protein foods such as meat or chicken, your body requires much insulin to synthesize proteins from the amino acids derived from these foods. According to research, the stimulation of protein synthesis is a classic action of insulin. Loss of the stimulatory effect of insulin on protein synthesis would reduce growth and result in weight loss. To make certain that the amino acids derived from the protein meal are synthesized into proteins, the pancreas has to secrete insulin. In other words, the more protein you eat, the more insulin your body needs to make, thus increasing the chances of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
Accordingly, eating a normal-sized steak forces your pancreas to secrete more insulin than it would need to produce in response to eating 12 times the amount of sugar contained in one can of soda. In addition to that, if you also eat potatoes, a sweet desert, and drink a soda along with your meal, like most Americans do, you can expect to further increase insulin resistance. Currently, diabetes is the fastest growing epidemic in America, and it is easy to see why.
The effect of insulin on protein metabolism is complex, and it involves changes in both the synthesis and degradation of protein. If protein intake is excessive, insulin secretions increase to help with its degradation. Protein synthesis and the control of carbohydrate and fat metabolism have now been linked in unexpected ways, and many of the same signaling systems utilized by insulin to control glucose metabolism, for example, have been found to be involved in the control of protein synthesis as well. The bottom line is that excessive intake of protein is a direct cause of insulin resistance and may lead to the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
Other very harmful effects that may occur as a result of eating meat are generated indirectly by the tragic conditions to which farm animals are exposed during their short lives. Most animals never see the light of day. They spend their entire lives in cramped and cruel surroundings, merely to die a brutal death. High rise chicken farms breed animals that have never been exposed to fresh air or allowed to take as much as one step. This not only greatly upsets their body chemistry but also causes malformations and the growth of malignant tumors. These sick animals are slaughtered and sold to unsuspecting customers. In the United States, chicken with airsacculitis (a pneumonia-like disease), which causes pus-laden mucus to collect in the lungs, are permitted to be sold. Other examples of common diseases include eye cancer and abscessed livers among cows. Carcasses contaminated with rodent feces, cockroaches, and rust are routinely found in meat-packing companies, but meat inspectors are very lax about enforcing regulations because this would effectively close down the whole industry.
Modern research on diseases such as cancer and diabetes is mostly focused on how to combat the effects of an unbalanced lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. Billions of dollars are spent on discovering everything about the symptoms of these diseases, with little or no attention being paid to their underlying causes. By contrast, some people have adopted vegetarianism as a way of life and subsequently have significantly lower disease rates, especially of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Vegetarians do not claim to understand the mechanisms of or treatments for these diseases, yet through the elimination of meat from their diets, they have attained a significant degree of success in preventing and conquering these illnesses.
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It is not necessary to be a vegetarian to enjoy the benefits of an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. However, a balanced vegetarian diet is often considered necessary, particularly when the body is afflicted with disease. Vegetarians have believed all along that living on a purely vegetarian diet can improve health and one’s quality of life. More recently, medical research has found that a properly balanced vegetarian diet may, in fact, be the healthiest diet. This was demonstrated by the over 11,000 volunteers who participated in the Oxford Vegetarian Study. For a period of 15 years, researchers analyzed the effects a vegetarian diet had on longevity, heart disease, cancer and various other diseases.
The results of the study stunned the vegetarian community as much as it did the meat-producing industry: “Meat eaters are twice as likely to die from heart disease, have a 60 percent greater risk of dying from cancer and a 30 percent higher risk of death from other causes.” In addition, the incidence of obesity, which is a major risk factor for many diseases, including gallbladder disease, hypertension and adult onset diabetes, is much lower in those following a vegetarian diet. According to a Johns Hopkins University research report on 20 different published studies and national surveys about weight and eating behavior, Americans across all age groups, genders and races are getting fatter.
If the trend continues, 75 percent of U.S. adults will be overweight by the year 2015. It is now almost considered the norm to be overweight or obese. Already more than 80 percent of African-American women over the age of 40 are overweight, with 50 percent falling into the obese category. This puts them at great risk for heart disease, diabetes and various cancers. A balanced vegetarian diet may be the answer to the current obesity pandemic in the United States and many other countries.
Those who include less meat in their diet also have fewer problems with cholesterol. The American National Institute of Health, in a study of 50,000 vegetarians, found that the vegetarians live longer and also have an impressively lower incidence of heart disease and a significantly lower rate of cancer than meat-eating Americans.
What we eat is very important for our health. According to the American Cancer Society, up to 35 percent of the 900,000 new cases of cancer each year in the United States could be prevented by following proper dietary recommendation. Researcher Rollo Russell writes in his Notes on the Causation of Cancer: “I have found of twenty-five nations eating flesh largely, nineteen had a high cancer rate and only one had a low rate, and that of thirty-five nations eating little or no flesh, none of these had a high rate.”
Could cancer lose its grip on modern societies if they turned to a balanced vegetarian diet? The answer is ‘yes’ according to two major reports, one by the World Cancer Research Fund and the other by the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy in the United Kingdom. The reports conclude that a diet rich in plant foods and the maintenance of a healthy body weight could annually prevent four million cases of cancer worldwide. Both reports stress the need for increasing the daily intake of plant fiber, fruits and vegetables and reducing red and processed meat consumption to less than 80-90 g.
If you are currently eating meat on a regular basis and wish to change over to a vegetarian diet, unless you suffer from a major cardiovascular illness, do not give up all flesh foods at once! The digestive system cannot adjust to a substantially different diet from one day to the next. Start by reducing the number of meals that include meats such as beef, pork, veal and lamb and substituting poultry and fish during these meals. In time, you will find that you are able to consume less poultry and fish also, without creating strain on the physiology due to too rapid an adjustment.
Note: Although the uric acid content of fish, turkey and chicken is less than in red meat and, therefore, not quite as taxing to the kidneys and tissues of the body, the degree of injury that is sustained to the blood vessels and intestinal tract from eating these coagulated proteins is no less than it is with the consumption of meat.
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By: Ethan A. Huff
With the poor quality of many of today’s conventional meat products, a vegetarian diet just might be an appropriate fit for some modern children, one of three that are now overweight in the US.
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that people of all ages, including children, that adhere to a vegetarian diet generally have lower average body mass indexes (BMI) than others, and are generally leaner than their meat-eating counterparts.
The report explains that obesity is less prevalent among vegetarians, and that average BMI increases progressively higher depending on how much meat a person eats. Vegans, for instance, generally have the lowest BMI, while vegetarians that eat dairy and eggs have a slightly higher average BMI. Meat eaters, suggest study authors, have the highest average BMI of all.
Besides simply the visible weight benefits, adhering to a vegetarian diet may also improve lipid profile, say the authors, which means that a person is less likely to experience coronary heart disease. This means that vegetarians may have a lowered risk of developing high cholesterol, or having a heart attack or stroke.
Because a plant-based diet can contain far more nutrients, complex carbohydrates, fiber, and water, than a meat-based diet, it is more likely to promote lean body mass rather than added fat, says the team. The extra fiber found in plant-based diets also contributes to making a person feel “full” more quickly than a meat-based diet would, which results in less food being eaten.
“[O]besity represents a significant threat to the present and future health of children and leads to a wide range of physical and psychological consequences,” write the study authors. “(A) plant-based diet appears to be a sensible approach for the prevention of obesity in children.”
The report does not, however, differentiate between meat-based diets that include pastured meats, and meat-based diets that include conventional, feedlot-derived meats. The two differ greatly, as pastured meat contain higher levels of beneficial nutrients than does conventional meat, and is also higher in healthy fats and amino acids like omega-3s.
Also, when choosing a vegetarian diet, it is important to carefully select foods, especially when children are involved, that contain a full profile of necessary vitamins and minerals. Some vegetarian diets lack crucial nutrients like B vitamins, vitamin D, zinc, iron, and calcium, as well as protein, which is essential for the growth and development of healthy muscle mass.
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Andreas speaks about the Liver flush with host Paul Nison
Paul Nison: Hello everybody its Paul Nison Raw life Health show, It is Monday time for our featured guest and this week’s feature guest is, you know, people keep saying my guests get better and better and no difference this week is one of my personal favourites and you will see why In a moment, but folks, by the way if you are watching this and you are not a paid member to the Raw life Health Show you going to get to see part one to this interview but if you want to see the full interview which you are going to want to see. You have to sign up as a member at the top of the screen or if you want to get us on you tube you, got to go to the RAWLIFEHEATHSHOW.COM to see it. But everybody take a guess what this is? and no, it is not a bottle, it is something in the bottle, you see that? there we go, that is something that came from out of my body. It is stones from my liver, my gallbladder, my liver I mean, amazing, I don’t how many of you out there have ever done gallbladder flush but boy o boy it is so needed in today’s world and todays guest is probably one of the most knowledgably teachers, teaching about the gallbladder and the liver and cleansing the body in general but his name is Andreas Moritz and he wrote this book here, this book is called “THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FLUSH” and it is one of the top ten books I have ever read in my life, top ten important books I have ever read in my life. I mean after doing the, I always knew the importance of doing the liver flush, and these stones, by the way, are not olive oil, these are stones! and after you see the interview with him you are going to believe that and see that and know that. But, I mean, after reading this book I want to make this cleansing a big part of my cleansing routine of cleansing the liver, why? because it is so important and so many people that clean their colon up but they will not clean the rest of their body out and this creates an issue because it is not just cleaning the colon or so many organs of the body and the colon is just the sign of that. So we have to clean all the organs of our body and the liver and the gallbladder is no different. So Andreas, he wrote another wonderful book on cancer. Boy you got to get that. I mean, I just got a new supply of both these books in stock, RAWLIFE.COM we have these books but, I mean, it is going to sell out, we are going to sell out of them, but I mean, you can get more but you want to contact him, he is going to give out his contact information as well and I will put it up below the screen as well when he comes on. But folks sit back and enjoy today’s video featured video be on Raw life health. Every Monday we have a featured video and if you have missed any of them from the past, you could just go back to the archives on RAWLIFEHEALTHSHOW.COM to see them. So enjoy today’s video everybody and have a great week. If you have any comments or any question which I know you will, just post them below the videos and until then have a great day and I will see you again soon.
Hi everybody it’s a Paul Nison from the Raw life health show here we are today with another great guest and as a special guest that I have been wanting to get in a while here so, why don’t you introduce yourself and tell everyone who you are.
Andreas Moritz: My name is Andreas Moritz and I was born and raised in Germany and there I left when I was 18 years old, now 57 and I have travelled and lived in many many parts of the world and in the last 14 years in the united states and what I have done in all those 38 years of practicing natural forms of medicines is to identify the root causes of illness rather than being satisfy with merely suppressing the symptom of the illness which did not work out for myself because I suffered from terminal illness when I was a child and rheumatoid arthritis, heart arrhythmia, a very dangerous form, and I collapsed every couple of weeks, I literally fainted and recovered after a couple of minutes but the problems that I personally endured and went through, they were so severe that I was incapable of sustaining myself, food would not digest and it created huge amount of toxins in my system that eventually my liver started failing and my kidneys did not work. I swelled up terribly, that my body was so congested that there was hardly anything that worked. So I began to look at different forms and different variations of diet and discovered that by making shifts in my diet, different things changed in my body and happened in my body and eventually I became vegan vegetarian and within six weeks my arrhythmia disappeared and I had no more rheumatoid arthritis which was the juvenile form, my anaemia disappeared surprisingly because my doctor said I suffered from low B12 and iron deficiency. And so, all of that disappeared and so I realised that there is something they said about how diet influences the human physiology and in those days that was pretty unheard of, I am talking about forty years ago.
Paul Nison: Sure and currently now, how is your diet now? Are you still vegan vegetarian right now?
Andreas Moritz: Yes I am still and my body does not seem to change very much. I have more energy than I had when I was a kid and yes, I do not appear. if you look at my body you would not think that much has change in the last twenty five years except some change of hair colour.
Paul Nison: Now, in your diet, how much of is your diet consists of raw foods?
Andreas Moritz: I would say I do not overly eat raw foods by the way. I use I eat a very-very substantial salad that has greens in it and some cucumber and avocado and some seeds like pumpkin seeds and then I do eat some fruits lets say mid-morning or mid-afternoon that is about the raw part and I do eat cooked vegetables but I use a waterless cookware which keeps the enzymes and the vitamins intact so it does not destroy the food that just like normal cooking would.
Paul Nison: Well, now do you do take supplements since you are on a vegan diet or do you find that not necessary.
Andreas Moritz: No I do not take any supplements. I have never done that. I always tried to maximise the absorption of the food that I was eating and I discovered by optimising my digestive system. I did that through my own liver flushes that I developed a system that would get rid of a lot of intra hepatic gall stones from the liver bile ducts and by increasing my bile secretion I discovered that whatever I ate I optimised the nutrient absorption from that food and that was certainly enough to supply my cells with the desired and needed nutrients. So I never took recourse to supplementation.
Paul Nison: So there is many different aspects of being successful at this. There is, you got to get the food that has the nutrients but then, your body has to be prepared to actually absorb those nutrients.
Andreas Moritz: Correct and with supplementation, over the years I found that many – many people they are not their digestive system is not capable of handling these supplements because supplements are always harder and more difficult to digest than food that contains more life force and more fluids and liquid than the sort of extracts taken from these foods.
Paul Nison: And one of the things you focus on is the cleansing and healing of the bodies organs specifically the liver and the gall bladder. You wrote a wonderful book about this. Now there are many different types of liver and gall bladder flushes on the internet these days. Is your just more efficient or can some actually be dangerous?
Andreas Moritz: Oh they can be dangerous if you do not get the complete information about the liver flushes for example, there is some on the internet that simply take an oil and then use some cokes or strawberry with cream and things like that and they can create a massive release of bile form the gall bladder but without proper preparation what can happen is that the stones will not relaxing the bile ducts because there is something that is needed that you need to do the bile ducts so that the bile ducts do not get crampy that means that they are not contracting when a stone is passing through them so the bile ducts must be very relaxed like completely relaxed, letting any stones that come through them that they do not get struck there otherwise you can develop a gall stone attack. And I know how gall stone attack can feel like because I had forty of them before I did my first liver and gall bladder flush. So I had a lot of stones, my entire gall bladder was packed full with stones and most of them were calcified. So often times I had a stone simply by lifting something heavy or eating a more fatty meal if I had some little too much butter or olive oil or something then I used to have a gall stone attack and so stones would get stuck in the common bile duct and sometimes the stone was stuck there for up to three to four weeks so, I could not sleep at night, I could not find the right position to sleep and it was excruciatingly painful particularly during night time and so it is very exhausting and so, literally I discovered a way how to prevent that from happening and there are also ways that people have lets say eat a fatty meal and they have a gall stone attack, instead of going to the emergency room there are ways to stop that right away by drinking a glass of Epsom salts and doing some other things like drinking red beet juice and massaging the toes of the feet very vigorously, perhaps putting an application of warm apple cider vinegar on over the liver area and that relaxes the entire liver area so stones can pass. I have helped literally thousands and thousands of people with that simple information that they had a gall stone attack and they stopped it right away with these simple things I described.
Paul Nison: Now somebody follows these important instructions in your book , should they do the, is it different for everyone or should somebody do as maintenance just on a regular basis and if so for how often?
Andreas Moritz: Basically you want to get rid of all the stones that you have because if are just thinking, wow, now I got like five hundred stones out of my liver I do not have to do it again, then maybe another three or four thousands are in there and what happens is that when you do a liver flush, stones from the rear parts of the liver, they travel forward to the exiting bile ducts and there are two major bile ducts that are right in the exit before they combine into the common bile duct and it is going to the hepatic bile duct and when, before this happens, always see that a lot of stones sit there and if you are not taking them out once again and again and again so through a series of liver flushes, then these bile ducts get clogged up again and you have the same problem as before. So typically a person who does a liver flush finds that many of there symptoms become relieved. I have people that having incredible gastro intestinal issues and bloating and so they, they felt like a totally like a new person after the first liver flush but it did not last longer than three four days and then they had to, they realized that they had to repeat it and repeat it and repeat it until no more stones were coming out and that is how you can get rid of things permanently rather than just temporarily.
Paul Nison: So how often would you recommend somebody do it? Every week, every month or?
Andreas Moritz: I personally recommend to do it not more often than every three weeks , three to four weeks is ideal. It can be done every two weeks, I personally did mine every two weeks but it can be pretty rough because the liver needs some time to repair itself because when we have stones in the bile ducts of the liver, there is a lot of pressure exerted to the surrounding liver cells and the so called liver globules, these are units that have very-very delicate structures to them and if there is a presence of a large number of stones it causes these globules to become damaged and the liver cells become damaged to a point that you can find elevated ALS and AST levels , these are liver enzyme levels, where liver cells break up and liver enzymes that are inside these cells get into the blood stream and they show up on the liver blood test. So it I important to not overdo it, not do think well, let me just do one every week or so, because that can be very stressful to the liver.
Paul Nison: So you are suggesting, correct me if I am wrong, once a month would be a reasonable,
Andreas Moritz: Yes, every four weeks is very safe and very-very good to keep the momentum so that the new stones from the rear of the livers travelling forward into the exiting bile ducts do not get solidified and so impact these exiting bile ducts again.
Paul Nison: Now would that be for the rest of somebody’s life or just for a certain time?
Andreas Moritz: Typically it depends on the person, what kind of issues a person has? A person with rheumatoid arthritis, for example, needs a lot more cleanses than six or eight to be clean. I personally for me it was ten cleanses that got rid of three and a half thousand stones and I was clean and I have been clean ever since and I did my liver flushes fifteen years ago. I do a maintenance liver flush once a year now. Because my diet and lifestyle is such that I do not produce any new stones, but it is still good to clear out any toxins that might be there in the liver which is taken care of by yearly or bi-yearly liver flush.
Paul Nison: How will somebody actually know when they have done enough for them? Is it when they have done several and then they have expelled a lot of stones and then the more they do it, the less they have until they have none?
Andreas Moritz: Exactly and it is good to , if you know more stones are coming out do another one or two liver flushes to make absolutely sure that there are no more stones left and so that is how a person will know.
Paul Nison: And then you said about once a year for maintenance just to check?
Andreas Moritz: Yes. Unless of course you are in a very stressful period in your life because stress, by the way, changes the bacteria composition of bile and that means the flora of the bile and so when that changes the person produce gall stones in the bile ducts. And so stress and the diet of a person, continues eating junk foods and gets exposed to other kinds of environment toxins or medication such as Statins which are a leading cause of gall stones then, you basically would have to do a liver flush twice a year to make sure that anything that has been created in the meanwhile is being taken out.
Paul Nison: How helpful or do you not recommend or do you recommend colonics or enemas during the liver cleanse ?
Andreas Moritz: Yes, absolutely because when you omit that important part, first of all you may not get many stones out of the system. The reason for example a person is constipated and does the liver flush, now constipation is directly related to poor bile secretion, bile is a natural laxative, so it helps the bowel to empty at the regular, normal intervals. Now when a person is constipated, it shows there is not enough bile, he has a quite a considerable amount of stones in the bile ducts of the liver and perhaps in the gall bladder. when a person does not clean out the colon before the liver flush, and I recommend to do it on the day of the liver flush, when he does not do that then the gall bladder may not open at all. During the liver flush and that can prevent the release of stones. So a person may not have a very successful liver flush, and, the reason why the gall bladder does not open because when it is almost like a tube a regular tube if you close it at one end then nothing can come in form the other end. So you have to open it on the one side, the end, the rectum if there is a stricture and constipation it does not move, it does not flow so there is no vacuum released in a way that allows the gall stones to be sucked on through, so the gall bladder may remain shut. So it is important to remember that when we do a liver flush to clean out the entire colon before hand or at least have an enema to get some movement going and then do another colonic or colema or at lest two or three back to back water enemas within three days after each liver flush to make sure that the stones that still remained in the colon which always happens or almost always happens with every person. Some stones will remain in the colon and then they need to be taken out because they are loaded with toxins and as they disintegrate and melt away because these are soft stones they are not like rock hard crystallized stones, they are soft they are putty like and they have a typically green or beige or yellowish color to them and they in the warmth if you put them out in the heat, they will melt because ninety percent of them are fatty acids, it is fats that coagulated in the liver bile and so are cholesterol to a large extent that is why these stones when they get passed they float in the toilet. We can see them floating, because they are lighter than water but they are just as obstructive as regular gall stones in the gall bladder they are just softer but again they block the bile flow and that is one of the key reasons for digestive problems and numerous health problems there is just an endless number of health problems that can result simply form the congestion of bile ducts in the liver. it is unbelievable, because the liver is an organ that is responsible for keeping the body clean, it is the bodies filter, it is the blood filter, it is the primary blood filter that we have and it takes contaminants and metabolic waste products out of the blood and passes them into the bile and then the bile takes it down directly through the hepatic duct, the main duct that comes out of the liver which by passes the gall bladder and goes straight into small intestine where it passes the toxins that are in the bile out into the large intestine for excretion. Now Imagine if that function is diminished the blood can no longer be detoxified properly and instead the blood has to dump toxins into the delicate tissues of the body and when the tissues accumulate the toxins they eventually will not be able to breathe enough oxygen they wont get the nutrients, they start to deteriorate and this co-creates and enhance the aging of the body and aging in that respect will also mean increased incidents of illnesses. Whenever the toxins have accumulated most, that is where the damage will become more obvious, more apparent, that is where we get to a diagnosis for.
Paul Nison: You said they would melt in the heat, why wont they melt in the body?
Andreas Moritz: Well there is a, they need a lot of bacteria and the airborne bacteria are capable of breaking them down, in the liver, there is a certain, it is like there is no access to like oxygenation there things like that can be oxidized away. The, in the body in the colon they will deteriorate, they will eventually break down and that is why I so seriously want people not to omit cleaning out the colon afterwards because that sludge, that basically melting sludge releases a lot of the toxins that are in these stones that the reason why the liver makes these extra stones or the stones is to trap the toxins inside them. To keep the rest of the bile as it sort of gets produces and passes through some of the not clogged bile ducts, that the bile does not get contaminated overly contaminated and become useless for the digestive process. So the body is very self protective, these stones are not there by accident, they are there by purpose, there is a meaning, there is a good meaning behind them but in the long term they of course become obstructive and that can hinder the five hundred or six hundred different jobs that the liver needs to do every single day to take care of the health of the rest of the body.
Paul Nison: Besides the enemas and the colonics what is your opinion about the herbal colon cleanses out there?
Andreas Moritz: In relation to liver flushes or in general just to keep the colon clean?
Paul Nison: Both. In relation to the liver flush, they help or hurt it? And just in general to keep the colon clean.
Andreas Moritz: They wont hurt the liver flushes but they are not extremely useful because they are mostly oil cleanses and for the liver flushes it is better to, lets say, the person does have a stricture in the ascending colon, and an oil herbal cleanse will not open up the stricture but a colonic will. And so in that sense washing out the colon is far more effective for this purpose but for like there is some other cleanses, I personally not very keen on the herbal cleanses that contain silium husk and the reason for that is because when I tested this process about twenty years ago when it first sort of was first discussed in natural health and I tested it on a lot of people these cleanses are supposed to produce a lot of fecal matter and lots of thicker matter or fecal matter and so I tested it on a lot of people, on my self as well, it is true they produce these ropes, rubbery ropes of thicker matter and when I examined them, most of them were expanded silium and bentonite clay, so because when you put the silium husk and bentonite together and you put it in a glass of water, it swells up tremendously, by hundreds and hundreds of times and so it becomes a rubber like structure and when it passes through the system it absorbs fecal water and of course some toxins but it also acts like a broom and the silium husk have very-very sharp edges to them. Because it is husk, it is un- digestible, it cannot be digested by the human body. And so it will act like a broom and delicate structures of the intestinal wall can easily get damaged by that. So I have seen a lot of people who take these things, eventually their peristalsis becomes very weakened, they discontinue that when that stimulation is no longer there, so the microscopic injuries all along the gastrointestinal track are quite significant. So I am very careful giving that advice using silium in powder form because it is still in microscopic form you can still see a huge number of tiny-tiny little sharp edges like crystalline structures to them. And so I prefer some milder forms that I for many years recommended people can use magnesium oxides like colosan or oxy-powder or oxy flush because it releases a large amount of oxygen into the intestinal environment, it oxides waste matter and it liquefies the waste matter, combines with hydrogen ions in the toxin and waste matter and then liquefies the waste and sort of comes out in the liquid form but it is not like diarrhea which can be weaken to the body and laxatives can have that weakening effect, even herbal laxatives can have that weakening effect. So I prefer to use something that is actually more a cleanser rather than a laxative.
Paul Nison: What about the taking clay just by itself without any of the silium, what do you think of that?
Andreas Moritz: It depends on the person who is taking them. I have seen with bentonite being beneficial in the so called pitha body type, I have described that in my book “THE TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION“, where that type does not tend to have constipation ever but a person like the vata type who has some more dryness in his intestines and he has a very lower water content. He is a dry person anyway, dry skin, skinny, thin person and more prone to constipation and that person can actually absorb the water and become like a plaster in the intestinal wall, so not very person benefits from that. The people that have a lot of liquid going through them, they can take that yes. It can be a great emergency relief it you have been exposed to toxins or sort of poisons that are accidently ingested or overdose of drugs, I have see incredible results with bentonite clay, I prefer the liquid bentonite clay, that you can buy, which is better as the body does not have to look for water in order to liquefy the bentonite powder and so that would be a better choice, there is also charcoal in that place, you can use charcoal to absorb toxins or poisons very-very quickly and it can prevent these toxins and poison to enter the blood stream and cause blood poisoning.
Paul Nison: You have mentioned that the liver cleanse can help people with digestive disorders, and I deal with a lot of people that have inflammatory bowel disease. How helpful is the liver cleanse, the liver flush for people with inflammatory bowel disease? And is it okay for them to take it during a inflammatory attack or should they do it when they are not in that stage?
Andreas Moritz: Typically you do not want to liver flush of you are weak, so for example, people who have an infection, an acute infection, where then that is better to wait until the infection has healed up. But if there is chronic inflammation, there are a lot of people who have crones disease and did liver flushes and they found it extremely beneficial because in the presence of bile inflammation subsides or diminishes so it is a great healer. It does a lot of things there is a new study that I just came across that, people who have a asthma and sort of constant inflammation of their respiratory system, they found that when they had a hepatitis infection and they suffered from jaundiced, the jaundice healed up their asthma and their respiratory inflammation. So bile constituents when they go through the system and these are particularly they are two bile pigments that helped through that and so bile pigments are extremely beneficial for calming down and reducing inflammation in the GI track, the problem with the lack of bile when there is insufficient bile coming out, hydrochloric acid form the stomach is not neutralized by the alkaline bile sufficiently and it can burn holes in the intestines. So you can get a lot of colitis like experience when you do not make enough bile because the stomach still produces HCL, hydrochloric acid and it is very burning, you do not what to drink hydrochloric acid but that is basically what we do when we do not produce enough bile.
Paul Nison: So you are recommending people with inflammatory bowel disease for the most part, if they are in an inflammatory stage, it is better not to do it during that stage.
Andreas Moritz: Yes, it is better to, sort of, focus a little more on the diet, but, when there is no acute pain and these terrible cramps and things like that, then, certainly liver flush would be appropriate because it would go right to the root cause of the problem. The inability of the body to balance out the acidity of from the stomach through the mingling with, mixing with the bile.
Paul Nison: And there is many different reasons from hemorrhoids to inflammatory bowel disease to other reasons that blood in the stool, if somebody has blood in the stool, would the liver cleanse be suggested to be avoided or would it might maybe help?
Andreas Moritz: Actually blood in the stool is not a disease , it is actually the body bleeding, trying to bleed in order to get rid of pockets of toxins that have accumulated there and so most people get frightened oh my god I have blood in the stool! This is terrible! And then medical intervention stops that which is one of the worst things you can do. It is better to let the body bleed it out and then the body can heal itself pretty quickly so, however during the, when there is blood in the stool I would not do a liver flush because a lot of toxins do go through the track along with the stones and you do not want to irritate that part of the body so it is better to take care of other causes that have contributed to the bleeding, that for example, certain foods that can be very harsh on the body like if you eat animal proteins like a piece of meat, the chances for the human body to digest more than twenty percent of that is very-very slim because we do not have high enough concentration of hydrochloric acid in our stomach to digest the entire piece of meat so we are not like cats that have like huge high concentration of hydrochloric acid so when we eat the same thing we digest only a fraction of that and the rest of it the eighty percent is not digested will have to be decomposed and that produces what are called nitrosamines, they are very-very powerful carcinogenic poisons and they get absorbed through the wall of the intestines and if they are not absorbed it can accumulate there and it can cause severe damage to the intestinal wall, so when we, that is why we find with colorectal cancer that people eat meat have a higher risk of colorectal cancer than people who do not. So it is very sort of a risk being on a vegetarian diet, of developing colon cancer is pretty low compared to people who are eating meat. So there are certain things you can do to reduce the sort of highly acid forming foods so that the healing can occur and then do the liver flushes once that is sort of been initiated and completed.
Paul Nison: Oh you have mentioned cancer in terms of helping people with cancer how much so does the liver flushes help people that are dealing with different types of cancer ?
Andreas Moritz: Basically you want to have clean blood with any kind of cancer so you want to make sure that the blood filter number one in the body, which the liver is, is clean too. Because if you have a dirty filter you know what that means, you are filtering something and more of the same toxins become released from the filter and then they enter the fluid and contaminate it even more. So having a bad unclean dirty filthy filter is not a good idea because it the filter breeds bacteria and parasites, all kinds of nasty things that may enter the circulation and in the blood, so it is not a good grounds to heal anything including cancer. So, and it really works, I had recently an oncologist come to me and he said you know my wife she had breast cancer for six years, and she was lucky to be alive and now the cancer has metastasized to the liver and to her bones and he said I have tried everything, I have been in this field for twenty years and I tried every new chemo therapy drug that was coming on the market that was promising but it never worked. it is getting worse. And so I took one look at her and there you could see from her pale complexion, very greyish facial skin color that her liver was totally absolutely blocked with all those drugs the chemo therapy drugs completely blocked her bile ducts and so there was just no digestion she does not digest anything, she just does not, she feel energy and she gets bloated every time she eats and pain and cramping and so did the first liver flush and I have never seen anything like that, and it does not typically happen I can tell you that because million of people have done liver flushes and I get a lot of hundreds of emails per day for feed back, what people experience and I have never seen anything like that. This woman passed three thousand stones in her first liver flush and it took three days of constantly clearing, the liver bile ducts never closed down again and the gall bladder never closed, it constantly and it emptied the whole thing, it was an unbelievable thing and three weeks later the doctors came back to me and said we did the, we tested for all the cancers and there was not a trace in the liver, there was nothing left in the bones and in the lungs there was a tiny speck of cancer left tiny-tiny speck of which she was very confident that would go away during the next liver flushes. This was an extreme case but it really shows the mechanism, that the body can heal itself when it become decongested when it can once again circulate enough oxygen to the system, a thick blood that is congeal and then corrugated with all kinds of things that should not have there corrugating the protein but having a lot of toxins in there and acids that can remain in the blood stream, there is very little oxygenation of the cells and so some groups of cells with the least amount of oxygenation will succumb and will have to mutate into a different form of cell that allows them to live these are know as the cancer cells, but, these they are not bad cells they continue doing some of the jobs, they just have a different metabolism, they do not use oxygen to gain energy, they use glucose that is why they have such a strong appetite for sugar and when a person eats a lot of sweet and sugar much of that will be just feeding the cancer cells.
Paul Nison: You mentioned that somebody if they do not get stones when they do a liver cleanse , they are not doing it successfully in a successful way. Can everyone expect if they follow your guidelines and instructions to pass stones?
Andreas Moritz: This day and age, people living in big cities which are just open them up, people living indoors and there is a new study that shows that indoor pollution is five hundred times higher than outdoor pollution and they tested that in LA, Los Angeles, so you can imagine the contaminants, recently again that there was study on children and new born and they found that in an average a new born child already has five hundred toxic chemicals in the blood stream. So as long as you do have these things because the blood is filtered out by the liver cells, the liver cells they do not, they bathe in blood, it is not like in all the other organs in the body, there are blood vessels they are called sinusoids and they have little holes in them so the entire blood moves through them and bathes the liver cells and the liver cells then take toxins out of there that the surrounding blood and then put new things in they manufacture them, the liver manufactures tons of enzymes and they make sure that the blood is not too thick and not too thin, that there is enough iron in the blood and if it is not it will supply that and so it keeps track of all the hormones in the body making sure that we do not have too many of one or too little of another so there are so many things the liver has to keep track so by dealing with the liver you deal basically with the rest of the body.
Paul Nison: Sure, and can somebody if their dealing, if they have a gall bladder stone but their doctor wants to do surgery, something else, if they follow the instruction in the book and they safely do it at home or there are circumstances where they should to do additional testing before they decide to do this flush?
Andreas Moritz: Well, I can only speak form the experience, of my own experience having gone though forty gall stone attacks, which did not killed me by the way, they were, maybe it felt like they killed me but, they did not. So it is a little overrated to say well if a person has a gall stone attack, his life is in danger, it is just that the pain is so excruciating, that you panic and then it sends you to the emergency room and they say look this is stuck, there is no other way and it is better to take out the whole gall bladder and then take the stone which were retrieved form the cystic duct or the common bile duct. So the answer is that I would suggest first drink a glass of Epsom salts, ninety eight percent of the cases, the stones, the bile ducts will become so relaxed that because of that that will pass on its own. I have just heard it hundreds and thousand of times making that recommendation as simple as it sounds, it just is far more effective than anything than a lot of medicines so far has to offer and in addition putting a warm poultice like a warm towel with soaked in warm apple cider vinegar over the liver area and it relaxes it, massaging the toes, the little toes, the small toes particularly the second to the last, the fourth toe, vigorously, that is the one that is where the gall bladder meridian ends and just by squeezing it very hard the stone may actually pass by itself. It also relaxes the bile duct, the common bile duct. So very-very effective things, strategies nothing would work in very rare case, than I would suggest yes, check in to the hospital, because we do not know if a gall bladder is completed packed or has perforated, but theses are extreme cases that means a person must have gone through many episodes of gall stone attacks and bloating, terrible bloating, indigestion, chronic indigestion for many-many years to reach such a dire situation.
Paul Nison: What do you say to people that criticize the flush by saying it is just oil that is coming out and not much else. What do you say to those people ?
Andreas Moritz: Oh they could do a simple test, I would suggest charcoal and charcoal is a black coal, charcoal as charcoal is, and it is safe to take, there is no side effects taking charcoal so when you add that to the oil mixture basically what you have is that, it will color the oil mixture black. So the olive oil is looking like oily or golden color will look black and so because of that when you do a liver flush and you are passing green stones, then you know that these green stones are not made from olive oil. That is a very simple test anyone can do that test and I have conducted that test many times, always works, so the stones are completely without black color. Where as if you do, lets say, charcoal today, you drink that you take a tablet or two you will find that your stool is becoming black. So it does color the a stool so it is not that you digest the charcoal it is not digestible. There are many other tests you can you. We have sent and other have sent the stones to laboratories and they confirmed these were cholesterol stones and they said green cholesterol stones you can also have, there are pictures of dissected livers where you see the exact same color green stones and sludge that come out through the liver and they come out during the liver flush and you can basically see that they are identical. There is other, lot of people actually pass stones naturally and I used to as well, I saw these green stones before I ever did liver flushes when I had gall stone attacks, so some of them did go through and they were the same green colored stones and I never did take any olive oil and things like that. So then to claim you can possible turn olive oil even if used the golden color olive oil into red green stones it is quite, something that I never saw in the scientific literature that could happen. Yeah it is completely illogical, we are not a self stone factory, that we somehow can manufacture stones that stink, any one who has done the liver flush has, finds when you smell some of these stones, they have a horrendous smell, putrid, poisons, it is like chemicals from, particularly when people do chemo therapy and then they do liver flushes, they smell like chemicals of the drugs in the stomach. Then there are people who have done a number of liver flushes like three four liver flushes many of them report already during the preparation period when they, which is used to soften the stones for six days, they are already passing the same stones and there is no olive oil taken during that time so it is definitely not from the olive oil. When a person eats a very fattening greasy meal, there is a lot of bile secretion and the person who does not have any stones he would not make any olive oil stones from having a lot of olive oil. I have lived in the Mediterranean for fifteen years, in Greece, cypress and on the island of cypress, and people there use olive oil like you would think there is a soup and most of it is like olive oil, it is literally full of olive oil so they eat a lot of that and they are not producing green gall stones, in fact it has been shown that person who have a lot of olive oil in their diet, they make less of these kinds of stones.
Paul Nison: So in terms of you mentioned olive oil, well can people use a different type of oil such as hemp oil or avocado oil or is avocado the only thing recommended and if so is there what particular type of olive oil versus another do you recommend.
Andreas Moritz: Yes, I tend to propose that people use olive oil and that is the first pressing olive oil, virgin olive oil. But yes avocado oil would be another alternative because it is a food oil and food oils are better than the concentrated seed oils, so sunflower oil can be used and has been used by people who cannot tolerate olive oil there are other oils that are colorless and so they produce the same result, by the way, so I test that as well, colour stones, so it is irrelevant. But the olive oil has shown to be more effective and that is why I prefer that.
Paul Nison: Is there one type of olive oil that you recommend over another like it should it be refrigerated olive oil or dated olive oil or it does not make a difference?
Andreas Moritz: No, like with every oil it should not be rancid and the older oil I the more likely it becomes rancid, particularly seed oils they become more rancid more quickly, however, and nut oils obviously, but olive oil is more, is less susceptible to oxidation that means to acidity and therefore one does not really need to be concerned about that most olive oils are suitable if you have had it in your kitchen for two years then yes use a fresh one buy it from the grocery store. Most of them are clear there are some that have other oils mixed into them but people who know olive oil, they detect the difference they know that this is a punched oil that has other oils in them that, there are some companies that want to make a lot of money form olive oil because it is more expensive and they put soy oil in it still smells of olive oil when you open it but it does not taste the same. I do not recommend those.
Paul Nison: Does it say on the bottle that there is different oil that is
Andreas Moritz: No. because they can say one hundred percent olive oil and then they do not have to say that is does not, that it is not one hundred [percent olive oil
Paul Nison: So how do people know?
Andreas Moritz: Usually people who know about olive oil they can taste it, there is a different, but the color it is looks like these commercial sunflower oils which are like this bright beautiful golden color. These are refined oils, processed oils. So stay away from olive oil that has a golden color tone to it, it should have this greenish sort of tone to it. Greenish golden. That is a more genuine type. There are some brands that are coming out of California and they are not so good, I would not want to give you the names of them.
Paul Nison: Ok sure I understand. So what about coffee enemas they good for helping cleaning the liver or not recommended?
Andreas Moritz: Yes for people who cannot clean their liver, coffee enemas is a good alternative, but, unfortunately, it does not get rid of any stones. It opens the bile ducts and allows the liver to release some toxins and it can be felt quite immediately, you would feel after a coffee enema you will have more energy for a couple of days until the presence of gall stones will then again re-contaminate the liver, because it is like you are closing the exit doors and or shutting them at least some extent and it cannot, the bile cannot sufficiently be secreted and eliminated it when there are a lot stones in the bile ducts of the liver. So it does not replace the whole flushes definitely. It does not even get close to it. I should not replace the colon cleanses because they coffee enema goes up to the rectum and it is not a colon cleanser it literally just opens bile ducts in the liver and helps the facilitate or prompt the release of more bile from the liver to get rid of some toxins that can come out of the liver.
Paul Nison: Since it opens up bile ducts would it be beneficial to do coffee enema while you are doing the liver flush?
Andreas Moritz: No because then that is a double whammy the liver flushes is already so effective it gets rid of stones and toxins that are in the bile ducts as well so it does not do anything more than you already doing with the liver flush.
Paul Nison: Now Epsom salts prepares a person for the liver flush and helps in cleanse them some what you recommend doing a colonics or an enema prior to doing the flush if someone does the Epsom salts and they do not have a bowel movement is there any need for concern or not necessarily?
Andreas Moritz: Yes, if a person does not respond to Epsom salts then there may be a blockage in the colon. Such as a stricture and or there maybe a the person may have a tendency to constipation, so then definitely cleaning out the whole colon would be very important prior to the actual liver flush itself. The Epsom salts which is basically magnesium sulphate or the use of magnesium citrate which works almost as well as Epsom salts will keep the bile ducts open during the entire process. So you start off two doses of Epsom salts before you do the liver flush in the evening and then during the next morning you take another dose of Epsom slats. So there is a double function to the Epsom salts, keeping the bile ducts open so that the stones can travel easily without getting caught anywhere and the second function is to work as a laxative to transport the stones and waste down into the exiting, to the colon and rectum for elimination
Paul Nison: If some body is doing a good amount of fasting and colonics before the liver flush nothing would be really there to come out during Epsom salts so that could just be one of the reasons why they were not reacting. Correct?
Andreas Moritz: Well if they are completely clean, then the Epsom salts will not produce much. No.
Paul Nison: Okay another question is, you mentioned that yourself you have done many of these, I do not know how your diet was before you started doing these cleanses but after you have you said the absorption of the food was much better did. You notice a difference in the amount of food you needed to eat? Did you need to eat much less?
Andreas Moritz: Right, I used to eat a lot because I did not get much from food so I tended to overeat. I have been a vegan vegetarian for forty years now. But I was only eating the things that I was eating and that created a lot of more problems, but I just craved that, I felt I needed it because I did not get much energy from foods so I started eating more and I craved the foods so I was overeating chronically. When I did my liver flushes the overeating stopped spontaneously and then so I was eating never to the, keep filling up my stomach,. My stomach actually began to shrink because it used to be extended because I just hacked in so much food. And so my stomach became smaller and so the need to eat the same amount of food as I needed before was no longer there, and so, I found that my digestion became so much more efficient so I made better use of the food I was eating therefore I did not need to eat as much and I eat very little in the evening it is basically just some vegetable soup with a piece of bread with butter on it and that is totally satisfying. My breakfast is also pretty small. Lunch is my biggest meal of the day where I eat fresh food that means raw like salad to begin with and some cooked vegetables, very deliciously prepared and some basmati rice or some other grain foods that I always eat enough fat with these foods and some spices and herbs they make it very delicious, maybe some coconut milk and things like that and I digest extremely well sometimes I have some nuts or seeds or maybe some pulses, legumes but not very often. I do not have any deficiencies of any kind, no protein deficiencies, muscles are strong, no energy deficits, I work form six o’clock in the Moring sometimes into unfortunately to ten o’clock at night, I sleep around never wake up at night, I used to have to go to the toilet three times, my kidneys recovered from and my prostate completely recovered from the problems I had when my liver did not work very well.
Paul Nison: You mentioned two questions there, you mentioned you have been a vegan for forty years but then you just said you had bread you eat bread with butter.
Andreas Moritz: That is the only exception. So I still consider myself vegan but the only exception is butter and I found it did not cause me any problems so, I made the exception. It was not that I had philosophical reasons to become a vegan or a vegetarian it just it saved my life. I could not live anymore I literally destroyed myself because of the protein that damaged my blood vessel walls, it cause a lot of heart problems and the rheumatoid arthritis, my blood circulation was so minimal that my toes were frozen even in the middle of the summer. My fingers were always cold, I could not get up from a chair or from the bed without feeling faint and having some blackness in my head and so feeling very weak inside to go and sit down again and get up very-very gradually. So my life was very much sort of walking on crutches all the time and it was not fun and so by changing the diet that was the first time when I noticed a massive improvement and so I stuck with it and survived. If you can do that and it saved my life and they gave me one year to live so it saved my life and extended my life by forty / forty-five years or fifty years then I am not unhappy.
Paul Nison: Actually I know my viewers are going to ask . how old are you?
Andreas Moritz: I am fifty seven.
Paul Nison: Great wow.
Andreas Moritz: Oh! Fifty eight
Paul Nison: Okay and you mentioned sleeping patterns did you notice a big change in how many hours you needed to sleep after the flushes?
Andreas Moritz: Yes, I used to not sleep very well. So it was sort of hard to go by the length of the night because in the night time I used to have a lot of pain so even if I did not have gall stone attacks I had shoulder and neck pain and headaches and pounding headaches that I did not sleep well and then my urinary bladder was just so contracted because of so many crystals from all the proteins I used to eat. Uric acid crystals that they started constricting my bladder and so my bladder was filling up so easily and so quickly so I had to run to the toilet two three times every night and so when I that disturbed my sleep tremendously. So I was never really rested. So when after my liver flushes I just took me two to three seconds to fall asleep and I would wake up in the morning completely rested after about seven eight hours.
Paul Nison: Wonderful now tell us about the connection, you said you have been a vegan for a long time. Do you take B-12 supplements or there a connection with the liver and being toxin and B-12.
Andreas Moritz: Yes B-12 is then there again there is a lot of controversy on the subject. Cause there is the idea that vegetarians or vegan people they have a deficit of B-12. B-12 is stored in the liver. The amount of B-12 we need during a lifetime is about the amount of the top of the pinky nail. And these are basically bacteria, dead bacteria that is where the B-12 is. And we, in our gut, we do have B-12 and we do absorb it. So when a person had digestive problems that is when they develop B-12 deficiencies. When the digestion improves the B-12 deficiencies disappear so once gain it takes us back to the liver and the liver regulates the digestive process if you do not make enough bile, then you do not digest any food properly. Most people believe, oh that is just there for fat, to digest fat, to make emulsified fats, but, it is not true. Bile is needed for every food, why? because we need fat to digest carbohydrates. Carbohydrates cannot be digested properly without fats. Proteins which always come with their own fat unless you remove the fat like the skimmed milk which is the real nuisance. If you remove the fat from the milk you wont be able to digest the protein you need to have fat in protein and fat in carbohydrates to digest them, if you eat rice without fat adding like butter or oil to it, it will go through the small intestine in record time, it literally will just go though it and will end up in your large intestine and ferment there, that means you will produce a lot of toxins because fermenting bacteria produce a lot of toxin. So it is important to realize that that bile is so important with regards to digesting any kind of food because you digest fat and the fart is needed to digest other food as well. B-12 could be absorbed there is a need for bile salts that also need to be absorbed and passed in the liver and with lack of bile secretion there are lack of bile salts. You develop a deficiency of all kinds of nutrient elements that otherwise would be there so I have never had a B-12 deficiency ever again ever since I became vegan vegetarian. It is interesting when people eat a lot of concentrated protein foods they are actually having a higher instance of B-12 deficiency simply because they produce a lot of putrefied foods and that clogs up the membrane and the end part of the small intestine where the absorption of B-12 takes place. So a lot of congestion there from undigested food is the major reason for B-12 deficiencies. It is not that a person is vegan vegetarian or meat eater. It is when the food is not digested properly that is the main reason for that. And that can happen to any one there are a lot of vegan vegetarians that are very ill, they do not look good, they are frail looking, weak, they are bloated all the time, have a lot of gas, there are just not on the good balanced vegetarian diet.
Paul Nison: What about probiotics and the liver flush is there any connection between probiotics supplements? Does it help the liver flush at all?
Andreas Moritz: Not that I found. It is a cleansing process when you cleanse the body you do not want at the same time to feed it. These are two different things. I always find that cleansing the body, the liver and colon and kidneys, there is a kidney cleanse in my book “THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALL BLADDER FLUSH” that is also vey important because the kidneys, when the liver is not working well, the kidneys get contaminated very easily. When you are cleansed the body, you utilization of the nutrients in the food are optimized so you have a much better chance to generate a balanced probiotics environment where you have the beneficial bacteria thrive and the destructive bacteria also be there but not dominate and so that the beneficial bacteria keep the destructive bacteria at the right number for them to do their precious work. There are no bad bacterias, it is just that there is an imbalance because either we are not digesting food well because there is not enough bile coming through or we are eating foods that are contaminating our bodies outright. And that requires more fermentation of putrefaction that you need on a regular basis it is well know that disturbs the bacteria population in the gut.
Paul Nison: So the body give off the liver really produces enzymes, so the enzymes supplementation help or hurt? Or is it good in general?
Andreas Moritz: I am always careful recommending enzymes supplements because it is like giving a person a crutch. It is better to train the body, re train the body to produce its own enzymes and it has nothing to do with age, most people think well the older we grow the less enzymes we make. That is really a very non scientific statement because you turn over cells all the time you turn over thirty billion cells, that means we produce thirty billion new cells and we get rid of thirty billion old cells hopefully. However if there is a blockage in the bile ducts of the liver and the metabolic waste products are not removed properly the cells not have the same capability of renewing themselves, replacing them selves in the correct intervals them you will have a lot of dead cells accumulating or damaged cells premature cells that are not fully developing so all kinds of issues arise when this happens. So I am not in favor, there are some circumstances where people were benefited, they do need the crutches like in real like sometimes you need crutches at least for some time but in the long term and as a general statement, I do not recommend taking enzymes to make the bodies own enzymes production sort of put it in on the back burner almost like suppressing the bodies own enzyme production. The thing is that when we put in a substances or nutrients into the system, the body will look at what it produces itself and say well if that comes in, say for melatonin, tremendous thing for jet lag and for some mental issues and for getting calmer, and so, there are a lot of people take melatonin supplements but when you do that the body stops producing or reduces its own production of melatonin, so you become dependent on the supplement melatonin. So it is not the same when introduce something from the outside than we produce it. The body produces the enzymes in the right amount the right amount of enzymes in response to the right mount of bile. If you have less bile the body also produces less enzymes to digest the food because it is not wasteful it does not want to produce like twice as much enzymes when it has only very little bile to play with. There is an interaction between pancreatic enzymes and the bile from the liver and what is that? That interaction takes place right where the bile is entering there small intestine because before the bile enters the small intestine it mixes with pancreatic juices and it has to do that because the bile activates the digestive enzymes that come from the pancreas so without enough bile if there is not enough bile around these digestive enzymes form there pancreas they may be there but they cannot do anything because they are not activated by the bile so we should always look at the sort of the larger picture and not think well I am not digesting my food well so I better take enzymes and yes they work, they absolutely work, people have less gases but the long term consequences of that are not known to the person.
Paul Nison: Well you have given me a lot of information about your actual flush and I want the viewers to know we are not going to tell people what the flush is, we are going to tell them to get to your website and get to your books to find out the exact instructions of the flush because it is more than enough information we have time for here today. So I wanted you in a second to give out your information how people can contact you, but, I do have one question about the flush. Some people do drink straight olive oil and some people mix it. Do you recommend one over the other or do you not recommend one of those?
Andreas Moritz: It is hard to drink it straight, some people really get very nauseated when they do that. The second thing is there is something in citrus juice like lemon juice or orange juice or grapefruit juice, when they combine with the olive oil you have an enhanced effect. These citrus juices, they also open the bile ducts they are known to do that. That’s is why lemon juice is pretty good for the liver and the gall bladder, it is also good for the kidneys, so it also minimizes reduces calcifications, so lemon juice is very good. It is very supportive of getting a successful liver flush going.
Paul Nison: All right. Give everybody how they can contact you because you not only deal with the liver you deal with all types of cleansing. Give everybody your information how they can contact your website, phone and also of your books, maybe the book they should get before all or just all your books. Tell them your information.
Andreas Moritz: Yes, my website address is “ENER-CHI.COM” that spells e-n-e-r dash or hyphen c-h-I. com and I have written thirteen books. I have done a lot of healing with diabetes you can find that on my website. Lot of free information lot of videos and there is a link to my Facebook page a lot of free information, constantly being presented on that and on my blog site. Basically from there you can access all the information that is needed if you want to delve into the subject more.
Paul Nison: Great. And in terms of weight issues, if people are having trouble putting on and take off weight once they cleanse their liver that will definitely help them achieve their goals right?
Andreas Moritz: Yes and because it changes the metabolism and when we digest food more we metabolize it better. You do not convert as much into fat when people get fat they have weight gain problem. It is not a problem it is a solution to an underline problem because the weight gain helps to neutralize toxins when people think oh these bad fat cells that I am accumulating, the bad fat cells are actually very good and helpful cells because they accumulate a lot of toxins and so they keep these toxins away from the blood stream, so they are doing you a favor. So when you want to lose weight it is important to first open the channels of elimination the liver, the kidneys and the colon otherwise you do not bring, you breaking down forcefully a lot of these toxic elements they flood the system and they clog up the exit organs, the eliminative organs and this can cause serious problems particularly to the heart. So a lot of people get heart attacks when they suddenly lose weight, I have a written a book called “FEEL GREAT – LOSE WEIGHT” which is the, a person makes itself feel great by cleansing all these organs you start feeling great you lose weight automatically, you do not have to regulate your weight the body does that for you. It is designed to do that. The weight gain is a survival response. It is not a disease, it is not physically it is not a disease it is a survival mechanism and should not be destroyed or targeted or manipulated. It should be naturally, it should happen naturally by taking care of ones diet and lifestyle, cleaning out the body, taking care of the basics so that the body can regulate its own weight and without any-any side effects.
Paul Nison: And that would be the same thing for people that struggle with high cholesterol exactly what you just said flushing the liver ?
Andreas Moritz: Yes definitely. The problem with having high cholesterol is not a problem at all. It is in fact never been shown to cause heart attacks. In fact it is now shown that the Statins, and it is a brand new study to show that Statins that lower the cholesterol there is an increased risk of heart attack form doing that also brain damage and now Alzheimer’s disease, the latest study that came out a couple of days ago it is actually causing diabetes. Statins cause diabetes. So when you take the cholesterol down through artificial means you create massive inflammation throughout the body and that is signified by these inflammatory illnesses like Alzheimer’s and diabetes. So you do not really want to go down that road. You want to go the organ that is manufacturing the most cholesterol, when there is inflammation you need cholesterol to patch up the wounds and to heal those wounds by taking care of your health in this manner you are reducing the chances of inflammation, eating less animal proteins, reduces inflammation throughout the body and through out the blood vessel system then you have a much better chance for lowering the cholesterol the body will take care of this. This is not something we have to forcefully do and otherwise get a lot of side effects form doing that.
Paul Nison: Great and here is the last question Andreas . Exercise is it helpful and can the body get rid of these stones and is it advisable to stop exercising during the flush?
Andreas Moritz: No, you can do exercise on the day of the liver flush, nobody wants to exercise, you do not have the energy to do that, so nobody will do that because it takes a lot of, it is ,like having surgery, you are clearing out the stones all the energy goes into draining out the stones but before the liver flush, no problem, I am not a great friend of over exercising to push the body. Fifty percent of the capacity that is how far one should go. Not more, if you can run ten miles before you collapse, run only five miles. So just half of what you could do and exercise should be enjoyment. It should really make you feel, good not make you feel tired or exhausted. If it makes you feel tired you are getting congested from doing that and if it defeats the purpose. There is some studies to show that walking three times a week reduces the risk of cancer by fifty percent from John Hopkins University.
Paul Nison: I just want to say you have been a wonderful guest thank you for joining us on this show. I recommend everyone get to your website. Before you go is there anything you would like to add?
Andreas Moritz: No you were a wonderful host and I loved your questions and you made it vey interesting, so thank you so much.
Paul Nison: Great thank you. I knew you would really enjoy Andreas and if were not ready to get his book before, I know you are ready to get now. So ‘rawlife.com’ get Andreas book and also get his cancer book as well. We are going to have him on the show again I just confirmed in November, he is going to be on the show again and we are going to interview him more specifically about cancer. But it was just a blessing to speak with him and meet him, both had a go, but, we could go on this program for a very long time and it was the first time I used this new software I got for skype so I believe quality came out really well and I am really excited about that and I am excited that you are a member and you are joining the raw life and you joined the raw life health show so thank you again for that put your comments below have a great week we have some great videos coming up this week. And if there is something you would like to see or somebody you would like me to interview, post it below the video and we will get to it. Alright, so everybody have a great day, a great weekend, a great raw life.
Strong Proponent of Vegetarian Diet (Patrick Timpone interviews Andreas Moritz)
From the hill country, in Texas, this is One Radio Network
Patrick Timpone: And a very pleasant good evening to you this is oneradionetwork.com. it is a Monday, the 23rd of February 2009. This is Patrick Timpone and it is very, very nice to be here with you. We have another great week lined up for you. This week on oneradionetwork.com Wednesday the real world money with Andrew Gass and boy! has it been silly out there in the world, money, as you probably figured out already on Thursday I asked a Dr. Massy and he is going to be here, he is a good one from Texas an MD that is gone straight and you will be able to call up and ask questions. Tomorrow night we are going to be talking about the constitution and some folks that will teach us how to take the constitution into the court room if we ever need to go there hope we don’t, and also about gardening and home studying tomorrow night and then later on the week we are going to talk about the whole mouth, the appropriate suction and the bite and how the whole thing is hooked together with the jaw and cranial and pretty cool stuff with a gentleman up in Pennsylvania. So we have a full week lined up for you. So you join us anytime you can here is our phone number 888-663-63-86. Well we are looking forward to talking with the man tonight because we are very proud to be able to have him on every few months for we talk him into it, he is in the South Carolina area and it is Andreas Moritz one of our favorites. Andreas how are you?
Andreas Moritz: I am doing well thank you. Thank for having me again.
Patrick Timpone: Nice to have you. yeah We already have a bunch of emails people said why you are not calling Andreas is in we want to talk to him. Well you do quite a bit of consultations right on the telephone that is how you spend your time.
Andreas Moritz: right I am still doing that.
Patrick Timpone: and are you seen any kinds of trends or similar things over the years do they change much?
Andreas Moritz: I think they are coming in phases. In the last couple of months I have had mostly terminal cancer patients calling me up, so it is sometimes I get like couple of months just people for heart problems, high blood pressure problems and so I am just getting cancer patients, so it is really strange, that, and then there is a phase where just diabetics turn up. So I do not know why it does but it happens to happen.
Patrick Timpone: how do you think all of the stuff going on in the world, we know it affects our health give us some of your ideas and the money thing and jobs and all that and how this is all tied in with our health?
Andreas Moritz: I think it is completely tied in with our health, lot of people respond to the current crisis with a great deal of anxiety and it translates into very powerful changes in our body. I get a lot of people who are so worried that, literally, the body has started to malfunction and you see that it translates into digestive problems, foremost of all they feel in the stomach you can no longer digest food very well, they get bloated and then they get symptoms of pain or symptoms of distention and again anxiety in the body, and so what is happening is that people perceive the current situation in a negative way and because it is perceived negatively, there could theoretically see it in a positive light and that is the power of perception but they see it in a negative way so they see the destructiveness of it and then they translate it, literally translate that into the bio chemistry that is become destructive in our body, so we produce two sets of chemicals, some that are enhancing our well being and other that diminish it and so if you produce for example stress hormones on a regular basis, not just when you are facing a difficult moment where you have to fight or run away, which is the ‘fight or flight’ response for which we are suppose to make those stress hormones, but many people make them all the time now, that means they are producing cortisol they are producing adrenaline, noradrenaline and cholesterol, which is by the way a very powerful stress hormone, most people do not refer to it as a stress hormone whereas it is a stress hormone, it is healing hormone, so if you produce too much of any of them, then it can create a whole effect of changes in our body such as suppressing the immune system, cortisol for example or rather adrenaline, obviously enhancing the circulation in the peripheral parts in the body in the muscles and in the bones and that allows you to run away but it does not allow you to get enough blood in the gastrointestinal track so you do not digest your food well anymore. Under stress literally the digestion stops.
Patrick Timpone: oh that is so interesting. Let’s invite the listeners in, here is the number 888-663-63-86. For the shy among you [email protected] that is the email with Andreas Moritz who has been in the health care arena for thirty five years and he says probably some lifetimes before that. His website is ENER-CHI.com. He has a lots of books and some cool products there. He also has a revised edition of the “AMAZING LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FLUSH” one of my favorite books, “CANCER IS NOT A DISEASE” and “SIMPLE STEPS TO TOTAL HEALTH“, lots of books, he is a busy man and he talks to people as consultations where you can arrange with him so he does interesting work and so he is a joy to have him here. So that is very interesting, Andreas, about the stress and the blood and the digestion. Because I was going to ask you how that all ties in. so when we are stressed out and we think need to run away from a tiger or something, then the blood then leaves the digestive track and then we eat anyway, probably, and then it does not work.
Andreas Moritz: yeas a lot of people eat emotionally when it happens, so we are running out of energy, we are looking for foods that immediately can get the sugar level up and so they start eventually craving those kinds of food. The cells they will not get energy form those types of food and will crave more of the same, so the cells actually become nervous, they become anxious, they become irritable, every single cell can produce adrenaline and noradrenaline and cortisol, so all the stress hormones that are adrenal glands can produce the cells, can produce the same, and therefore you start getting nervousness on the cellular level. Most people do not think in terms of that, they think the cells are just like little machines and they are all obeying the larger machinery we call the body, and somehow this whole thing is working like a machine, but that is not how it functions. The cells in our body have a consciousness to them, they feel, they have emotions, they send signals that are comprised of enzymes, and also light signals as it was recently discovered, to the heart, to the brain, to every other cell in the body, so every cell knows what every other cell is up to. So if the liver cells for example become stressed because you are eating certain kinds of food that are contaminated or you taking medications, medical drugs, which always interferes with liver functions and it is contaminating the liver particularly the bile ducts of the liver so they start getting clogged up, they start making intra-hepatic gallstones, that inhibits the bile flow form the liver into the small intestine, then you do not digest your food well because you need bile to digest food, so less bile you make the less you are capable of digesting you food and therefore you have a lot of undigested food, less absorption of nutrients to the cells, the cells will cry out and say where is my food. They start complaining and the complaint is basically nervousness, anxiousness, you feel stressed from the inside out. Something triggers more stress form the outside and that comes into the body, then that can be too much for you to handle, a lot of people start eating emotionally, so they are starving inside, they are locking for a satisfaction from the out side because it is just… life is become too stressful then it causes more digestive problems and then eventually they develop an illness,
Patrick Timpone: is it that, what kinds of foods can we eat if we just really need to eat something, whether emotionally or we feel like we are hungry but we are stressed is it best just not to eat anything at all?
Andreas Moritz: the best is to for example you could drink a glass of water and you might find the stress levels immediately come down because the blood chemistry is such, when you are under stress, everything tightens up in the body and the blood becomes thicker, so if you thin the blood, if you drink a glass of water it is a dialectic so immediately causes thinness of the blood you may start relaxing because of that, so you also create a dilution of the stress hormones in the blood so that is a very good thing. So overall your irritation level will go down. We now know that you can lower the blood pressure, which by the way goes up when you are under stress, you can lower the blood pressure simply by drinking a glass of water, now once you have done that and you feel a little calmer, then you can eat something.
Patrick Timpone: when we….
Andreas Moritz: if you eat something right after you are sort of angry or upset or anxious you are not going to digest it
Patrick Timpone: …are not going to do well, when we get those hunger pains, is that a good sign and is that a time when it is important for us to eat when we get that real hunger?
Andreas Moritz: if it is real hunger then definitely that is a signal that your body requires more nutrients, if you do not give those nutrients to the body, the body will start digesting itself. That can be very uncomfortable.
Patrick Timpone: we do not want that to happen
Andreas Moritz: so that is called starvation. So you do not really want to get there but if you do, if this is not a real hunger sensation it can be because your body is digesting waste products, your stomach is breaking down some waste products that have been accumulated in the pit of the stomach and when that is being attacked by the body, the body is digesting that, trying to dissolve it or break it up, then you may get gas and you may sort of burp and you feel like something is bothering you in the stomach, that is uncomfortable and that is not the real hunger that is like the body you may feel I want to eat something so I can stop this process of cleansing.
Patrick Timpone: yeah lets take this call. 888-663-63-86. With Andreas Moritz. It is a Monday night live here oneradionetwork.com. Hi what is your first name. where are you calling form?
John: John from …..
Patrick Timpone: could you speak up John?
John: yes, I have a quick question for Andreas. Good evening.
Andreas Moritz: hi John
John: Hi, I don not know if you have any theories regarding lipomas in the body?
Andreas Moritz: Yes, lipomas are basically fat deposits that the skin is trying to get rid of when the liver is not able to do that, and so most of the lipomas they would disappear once the liver bile ducts are completely cleaned out and the body can retrieve or take back or dissolve those exit substances. Basically lipomas are formed when there are certain kinds of toxins that are kept in neutral by fatty substances and when the liver is not able to remove the fat compound in the body and they are recycling, they are sort of in recirculation, for example if you eat a chicken and you would have a blood test, right after that, you would take a fair amount of blood out of your body and you would put in a little test tube, what you will find within a couple of minutes is that one third of the blood sample will have fat floating on top of it. That means one third of the whole blood sample will be fat. So a lot of the fat that people eat they think that is all going to be just fine I am going to digest it. No it is ending up in your blood stream within half an hour or forty five minutes. And that is the issue that the liver does not cope with very well because it would have to remove that from the blood stream, but it is very, very unsuccessful when there is so much fat floating about. And when the liver bile ducts are clogged up anyway, then that uptake is diminished and then the body will have to dump fat into the connective tissues where they will make their way eventually through into those skin areas and then it is just a matter of time for those things to pop out and come out through the skin. So and there are certain tiny red blood vessels that in the same process become clogged up and then it shows up as red things that are some people have then all over the body.
John: so the best rid to get rid of this then would be to flush the liver and gall bladder ?
Andreas Moritz: that is correct, the liver is primarily responsible for keeping the blood clean and healthy and balanced and the second most important thing is not to eat those kinds of food that are directly involved in clogging up the bile ducts and also turning basically fatty substances diverting them into the skin.
Patrick Timpone: have you ever done a liver flush John?
John: Yes I have. I have done one and I was just I was not sure if I needed to do more.
Andreas Moritz: yes It is good to not stop them because once you have opened up the liver bile ducts there will be stones, more stones even coming from the back parts of the liver, from the rear ends of the liver, moving forward to the frontal areas where the exiting bile ducts are. There are two major bile ducts that are found near the exit where the common bile duct is formed and these two bile ducts they can hold a lot of stones once you open them up and you release stones then immediately within two three days more stones form the rear part are traveling towards these two exiting bile ducts and they clog them up again. Sometimes even more than before. So you want to make sure that you keep cleansing the liver until no more stones are coming from the back parts of the liver coming forward, that means the liver is clean
Patrick Timpone: how often, every couple of weeks is okay?
Andreas Moritz: yes two three four weeks I usually recommend three to four weeks
Patrick Timpone: in between each one
Andreas Moritz: yes.
Patrick Timpone: but you want to stay with it then because otherwise it could be even more problems
Andreas Moritz: yes
John: one question I had Andreas to was that I did do a follow up one and I did not get as many stones from the follow up one several weeks later.
Andreas Moritz: yes there are two reasons for that usually, one is that you open the first biliary tree which is usually the one that gives in and releases stones readily, the second biliary tree does not, it tends to be more stuck, basically the stones are sitting there they are tighter, they are bigger, and they do not open up very easily, so it’s maybe that you… during the first cleanse you passed, cleared out the first biliary tree and you have not opened the second one, that means temporarily, like for one cleanse, you may not have as many stones and you find that when the second one opens you may have even more stones than the first one.
Andreas Moritz: the second reason is that if a person does not cleanse the colon after the liver flush… you may have passed more stones but they did not come out during the colonic irrigation, that is why it is so important to do a colonic irrigation after the liver flush or a colema. If you do not know what a colema board is, you can look up at my website you can check one out, it is basically cleaning out the entire colon during the liver flush there almost every person has some stones that are not coming out after the liver flush so you want to clean out the colon so every single stone is being released.
Patrick Timpone: so you want us to do a colonic or colema one or two days after the flush.
Andreas Moritz: yes correct.
Patrick Timpone: and I have to tell you folks, I have used Andreas Moritz’s protocol out of his book and it has been the most successful one that I tried, and I tried a few of them around. And so I recommend it if you just try his instructions exactly, I think you will have good results and the best way to do it is get his book “THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALLBLADDER CLEANSE” the book
Andreas Moritz: it is called “THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALL BLADDER FLUSH“
Patrick Timpone: oh I am sorry FLUSH, the book, and I think do you have a revised version now too.
Andreas Moritz: no that is the updated one
Patrick Timpone: that is the updated version on your website. Folks can get that on ENER-CHI.com. follow those directions and I think you will have a good experience. 22 minutes after the hour, more calls. 888-663-63-86. Hi what is your first name. where are you calling form?
Jim: hi this is Jim and I am from California
Patrick Timpone: Hi Jim, go ahead you are on the air.
Jim: first of all I want to make a comment, do the hospitals and pharmaceutical companies really want us to be well ?
Andreas Moritz: Is that a comment?
Jim: that is a question and a comment
Andreas Moritz: oh that is a question, okay…
Patrick Timpone: sounded like a comment too, but that is okay.
Andreas Moritz: they are business so they are in there for the money, obviously because they have to really make the shareholders happy and they have to make a lot of money to be able to produce a lot more of those drugs if you know how big the markup is on certain drugs and the most common drugs and that is ranging between fifty thousand and three hundred thousand in some cases to six hundred thousand percent so there is a lot of money to be made. Their vested interest is only to make money, and they have already stated that on may occasions so you cannot expect they have the intentions to actually make person healthy, because if they did, if they really made people healthy they could be out of business, so it is important to understand that you do not go to people or places that are there to make sure that people do not get quite healthy, that they are only stopping the symptoms so that people are happy for a moment but they will come back, because once you have… as soon as you treat the symptom, you suppress it, you cannot heal a symptom without suppressing it, that means you have to stop it somehow at the track and drugs are designed to do that. So the very design of something that suppresses something in the body is not going to heal anyone and if you do not heal the real issue, the root cause of the problem, you are only fixing the symptom, you are bound to develop a secondary problem that is going to be worse than the previous one and that is why you have also so many side effects with these drugs because they will generate simple by suppressing one thing they are bound to destroy or destruct something else. For example pain killers, which are now becoming a leading cause of heat disease, for you may stop a pain on a regular basis because you have these reoccurring headaches for example, and then you develop a congestive heart problem, or you have like an infection, and you take an antibiotic, obviously that will clear the germs but it does not really stop the disease, because the germs were only attracted into the body because there is some contamination, there is some toxin that the body is trying to get rid of, it cannot get rid of them naturally, so it will engage bacteria. Bacteria only go into a contaminated body, they do not infect healthy cells, they can only infect unhealthy cells that are already half dead or that are not functioning very well that need to be disposed of, so just like an apple falling from the tree, you know that after a couple of days there will be bacteria on it and it will start smelling, it will start being fermented, that is the natural occurrence, so to blame the bacteria, obviously medicines as well, we kill the germs and than the person can go home not really knowing it, they know that the person has to come back eventually because there will be a re-infection, so that is why you have one thing after another and if you have an infection five, ten, twenty, times you are ready to develop far more serious illnesses such as cancer and that is why antibiotics are now becoming the leading cause of cancer.
Jim: right now you were talking about water if your blood pressure goes up to drink some water, that is, does it mean that you have a healthy and normal heart?
Andreas Moritz: the heart itself is not the issue, if you have… the heart itself is a very, very strong pump and the pipes that lead into the heart, the blood vessel, the arteries, if they get thicker if you have eaten let’s say a lot of protein, animal proteins, the protein will thicken the blood stream which puts a lot of stress on the heart by itself, then the body will try to dump the protein, dump it into the connective tissues which cause problems on the cellular level, so the body will try to convert those proteins into collagen fiber which is a fibrous form of protein and build it into the blood vessel wall, into the basement membranes of the blood vessel walls that make the blood vessel walls stiff, and so once you have stiffer blood vessel walls, the blood pressure will increase and that puts a lot of extra workload on the heart, so then the heart eventually will become tired, if you want to make sure that the heart is functional, fully functional, it is important to make changes to the diet that does not cause problems to the heart blood vessel or the coronary blood vessel.
Patrick Timpone: and what kinds of foods are you suggesting are hard on the heart and the blood pressure Andreas?
Andreas Moritz: basically all animal proteins that means chicken, fish, eggs, and any protein that is heating the body. Just the other week there was an announcement about a new study and that sent shock waves through the medical community, they do not want to acknowledge that yet, but it was shown that the consumption of meat products has cause a absolute and massive increase of blood cancers, leukemia, especially among children. And another study came out a couple of days later than that prostate cancer rises with the consumption of meat products by forty two percent. So that is a massive increase by simply eating animal proteins, so they are not just causing prostrate or blood cancers, they cause many other health problems, particularly heart problems. So congestive heart problems arose, particularly when you eat foods that are causing lymph congestion, and all those foods they are never completely digested. If you eat a chicken for example, you can only digest it up to perhaps fifteen to twenty percent if you are really, really healthy, the rest of the eighty percent cannot be digested, simply because the concentration of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is very, very, very, very low compared to carnivorous animals like a cat. So if the cat eats the chicken it can even dissolve the bones, if you eat the chicken you can only digest up to twenty percent, so you have eighty percent undigested chicken in your intestines, which will have to be decomposed and the decomposing bacteria that produce poisons they are called nitrosamines or cadaverine or putrescine, these are carcinogens, they are very, very powerful cancer producing chemicals and substances. In addition to the undigested protein or degenerated protein, the problem is that there are additives in the meat, so if you have pink meat you know that is caused by preservatives which are carcinogens and these are nitrates, and nitrates and so there are coloring the meat red or pink and that is not their natural color, the meat which looks grey or greenish, and you would not touch it, you will think something is wrong with it, so they color it and these coloring agents are extremely cancerous so we get a lot of problems because of that too. Now all of those poisons they will cause lymphatic congestion in the little part of the abdomen, that will be the first place and that will take a rounded shape that means an extension, and so the lymph system there is directly connected to the chest area thorough a tube, it is called the thoracic duct, that is the main lymph drainage duct, so, when the lymph vessel in the belly area is getting clogged up the thoracic duct gets clogged up. That one is draining the heart so if you are basically not digesting food very well you clog up the lymph system and you prevent the drainage of metabolic waste products such as lactic acid and uric acid and urea and ammonia and other acids from the heart itself that can cause a lot of problems to the heart muscles, and in addition and the eating of any of these foods, the meat products will clog up the blood vessel, the tiny capillary walls becoming thicker and thicker with these proteins so they do not nourish the heart muscles any more and the heart becomes weaker because of that as well, and in addition if there is any damage to any of the blood vessels that means there are many wounds and lesions created because of the accumulated protein, they will start accumulating cholesterol in order to patch up these wounds, cholesterol is a stress hormone as I mentioned earlier, it is responsible for healing up wounds, it is immediately going to areas where there are little lesions or wounds and will touch them up so then you have a layer of cholesterol building inside the artery wall in addition to the external sort of the external protein layers building up there, stiffening the blood vessel, so you damage the blood vessel internally, externally and if there is a blood clot coming out of one of those wall you have a heart attack or stroke, now that is perfectly preventable.
Jim: so what about your, how important is the pH in the body?
Andreas Moritz: the pH?
Andreas Moritz: the pH is different in different parts of the body, you have a different one in your mouth and your small intestine and your large intestine, in your liver, and different organs, and so it is important to have acid areas and alkaline areas. Now for example, you can disturb the acid alkaline balance immediately by eating or with combining certain foods, for example if you eat a chicken which requires an acid environment, that means you have to produce pectin hydrochloric acid to digest the chicken, and then you eat some starch food, like potatoes or rice or some bread with it that requires an alkaline environment, so you cannot digest either of them because you are now creating complete confusion within the stomach itself, and then you cancel out these digestive secretions and neither of the foods will be digested, and hence you will get a lot of unfermented food that means it will start decomposing, produce gases and creating toxins, and the meat will be putrefied and you produce nitrosamines and other contaminants, so all of that will enter the lymphatic system and clog up your colon which may then backwash some of the waste into the upper part of the body which then clogs up perhaps your throat area, you may start getting tooth decay, you may start getting bad breath, your ear ducts may get clogged up, you do not hear as well anymore or then go into the eye sockets, they start putting pressure and a lot of fluid and a lot of stagnated substances and toxins which will sit behind the eyes and they can cause eye problems, or they go up into the hair follicles and then the hair will fall out, so there are many, many different problems that can arise simply because you did not digest your food well or you ate food that were not really supportive of your body.
Patrick Timpone: Andreas in an ongoing basis if we are testing of urine ph, for example people want to get 6.5 to 7.0, is it really realistic to stay in that range and is it optimal?
Andreas Moritz: no if you try to take certain things, that will immediately get your ph into an alkaline level of the urine then what you will develop is kidney stones. So you need an acid urine, do not try to manipulate that so it is important to use food as the regulatory mechanism.
Patrick Timpone: so the ph is going to go up and down then ?
Andreas Moritz: oh absolutely, yes, there are natural fluctuations in them, sometimes you have to excrete more minerals because you have and excess of them and sometimes you do not. And so that is, that will change the ph of your urine. So in the early, like 25 years ago, I was hooked to the idea, well let’s see if you bring your urine back to the alkaline level, then that will show that the rest of the body is becoming alkaline and then once we have more alkaline then the rest of the body functions better. I had to give up on that.
Patrick Timpone: we are finding that more and more we have been talking to people and just make sense and try to keep it up in that alkaline range, it does not seem normal.
Andreas Moritz: no, it is not we do need both types of food but there are some extreme acid forming foods that are robbing our body of minerals and so these are cadaver foods that means dead animals that cannot be brought back to life when you cook them, when you heat them, they coagulate, they basically destroy the three dimensional structure of the protein and that is very, very very hard on the body
Patrick Timpone: and the condition of those meats that are sold today ninety five percent of them they should not be there, there are others that the best food and by the time they get to there market…
Andreas Moritz: again even if it is organic and free range, it is still dead. There is still not enough hydrochloric acid in the human stomach to digest them. We are not cats, well fortunately, carnivorous animals sleep between 18 and 20 up to 22 hours. So if you look at, lived in Africa and observed cats, the big cats, the lion for example, they sleep from easily 22 hours a day so they are not active animals, they only live for procreation, keeping their ecological balance and keep themselves packed full with blood food, it will sit in their stomach, but it is eaten fresh basically, almost alive.
Patrick Timpone: oh sure
Andreas Moritz: and they have a completely different stomach where the secretions are absolutely so concentrated that if we had that, we would say well ours is watered down, it is literally diluted to only about 20 percent of that of a carnivorous animal. So if we eat the same animal foods, then our body will basically have to deal with the burden of most of it being undigested and unfortunately some of the protein will end up in your blood stream almost right away.
Jim: one question
Patrick Timpone: yeah go ahead
Jim: yeah I have been reading a little bit about fluoride and aspartame that they are supposed to kill, all additives that they put into our water and food?
Patrick Timpone: okay yeah john we just did a show on those, Andreas, and boy, they are both of those are not good substances, are they, Andreas?
Andreas Moritz: no these, the aspartame, that is why coca-cola is trying to get out of that because there are many too many lawsuits coming at them because they have known it for all along that aspartame is a one of the most deadly brain destroying substances around and it has been obviously kept secret or has been, the FDA has been involved in making sure that people no longer know or can do anything about this destructiveness of that, those kinds of chemicals, but there are so many out there, just the pharmaceutical industry is pouring enormous amounts of outdated drugs that can no longer be put in the market because they have basically they are outdated…
Patrick Timpone: yeah
Andreas Moritz: …and no longer working. So they put them into the water supply, so you are literally drinking from… drugs you are drinking drugs dissolved in the water
Patrick Timpone: here is an email from Gerry. Gerry is in somewhere in California saying I am enjoying the show thank you for being on, Andreas and Patrick, and I have a hypo thyroid and Andreas it is epidemic the amount of emails and calls we get about low thyroid in this country, what is your opinion, why it is such a rampant problem and what kind of things can folks do dietary wise to boost the thyroid?
Andreas Moritz: there can be many, many different causes of hypo thyroidism. But the most common is lymph drainage problems
Patrick Timpone: lymph
Andreas Moritz: yes because when you look at a person who is having hypo thyroid, if you look at the belly area, you will find there is a protrusion, there is an enlargement, there is some lymph congestion, they may even feel when they touch in the belly button area, there is an area of hardness or tightness, and so this is called lymphedema and that is in the so called cisterna chyli vessel, that is the main lymph drainage center of the body and it is draining the metabolic waste products from all the organs, from the rib cage down including the reproductive organs, the liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, the liver, small intestine, large intestine, the legs and the testicles in the men, and the prostrate, and in women the uterus and the ovaries, so everything from the rib cage down has to go through that lymph center, and if your food is not digested well and you add more toxins to that area then the lymph vessels, cisterna chyli vessels become overtaxed, in order to neutralize some of the toxins it falls on the lymph fluid and that becomes harder, that means it becomes odemic. So the major lymph drainage duct that runs from here, from the middle part of the abdomen all the way up to your throat it is called the thoracic duct and the thoracic duct drains the thyroid. So if you are having lymph congestion into the belly area, then the thoracic duct gets clogged out too and the lymph drainage form the thyroid that tries to get rid of all the daily produced metabolic waste products such as urea, ammonia, uric acid or lactic acid and so on, they go straight back in the thyroid, so the thyroid is actually suffocating in its own waste, and it can start becoming little bigger and can get enlarged because of that problem, and then the thyroid hormone starts going out of balance.
Patrick Timpone: very interesting, and some foods or some things we can do to get a boost up again?
Andreas Moritz: well a lot of people are taking recourse to iodine and those kelp food or some other supplements. Ideally it is best not to, but once you have progressed to a certain level and then you may want to take recourse to that, but the foods that are always highly stimulating, that are stimulating the insulin secretion are the meat foods, they are the greatest insulin stimulants, so anything that is over stimulating the body can eventually cause those gastrointestinal problems. Now one thing that we have not mentioned is that the thyroid is controlled by melatonin mostly. Melatonin is a very powerful brain hormone that is secreted in the evening around nine thirty provided your eyes are shut, you do not see any light that means there is no light shining on your skin or on your eyes, and you are going to sleep, so when you make melatonin, that melatonin literally regulates these thyroid functions and the thyroid controls all the other endocrine organs so it is a very, very powerful sequence of effect. So the boss is not the thyroid, the melatonin is the boss of the thyroid. So you want to make sure that your sleep cycle is such that you sleep before ten o clock, so that you make enough melatonin so that your thyroid can function at a normal level.
Patrick Timpone: and we need to be in bed by ten to make the melatonin?
Andreas Moritz: yes
Patrick Timpone: is that right?
Andreas Moritz: yes if you go to bed by eleven, because the peak secretions of melatonin are around midnight one o’clock, so if you go to bed by eleven or eleven thirty you only make about half of the melatonin that your body is supposed to make and that is not good enough to keep the thyroid functioning, plus your body needs a lot of, give up a lot of blood to the liver and the liver works between ten and two more than any other time of night, and so the liver like a sponge, it is filling up with an enormous amount of blood and it gets the blood from the back of the brain and gets it from the digestive system and from the muscles and from the bones so you do not need the blood there you need it in the liver, so that the liver can work with it and if you are not doing that, you create blood problems which can again interfere with the thyroid. A lot of toxins get caught in the thyroid tissue if you are not removing the toxins from the blood
Patrick Timpone: so that is why it is a good idea to try to have your evening meal no later than about six or so you have a chance to digest it
Andreas Moritz: and to have the lightest meal in the evening because otherwise your body is struggling to try to get rid of that undigested food because its digestive ability is only about ten fifteen percent than what it is at lunch time. So if you have a meal in the evening it is bothering your stomach and your intestines and the body will eventually try to get as much blood as there is possible to get rid of the undigested food
Patrick Timpone: so we actually have less hydrochloric acid in the night than we do during the day
Andreas Moritz: oh yes
Patrick Timpone: oh really
Andreas Moritz: there is hardly anything going on in the digestive system because again the body needs the blood in the liver, it does not, it is not supposed to be on a high stimuli, you need stimulation to digest food so if you eat a lot of food at night then you divert the energy and the resources and the blood from the most important organ in the body, the liver, the biggest factory in the body, the liver, and then the liver cannot do its five hundred different jobs.
Patrick Timpone: here is an email from Bill… please ask Andreas about the benefits of using betaine hydrochloric acid to boost up the digestive acid when eating meat or digestive enzymes.
Andreas Moritz: the problem is once you start using crutches like that, you will become dependent on them, the other problem is when you introduce a lot of hydrochloric acid and you do not have enough bile coming out of your liver, then the hydrochloric acid can literally damage your lower intestines, you know hydrochloric acid is very caustic it can burn holes into your intestines you can get a leaky gut literally. So I would not advice to take just one thing like this because yes, it makes sense if you want to eat meat, add more hydrochloric acid, and but the problem is that you will have more disturbances in the lower intestines, you do not win by adding one thing or another, many people take digestive enzymes, it is very, very popular now, so while using the enzymes to digest the food, the issue again is that you are missing out on the bile, now the reason why people do not digest food well anymore is because there is not enough bile coming out of the bile ducts in the liver, they are clogged up and the intra-hepatic gallstones block the bile flow; instead of making one and a half quarts of bile per day, which we are supposed to, many people make a cupful and that is not good enough to stimulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which bile is responsible for, there is a feedback mechanism how much bile is coming out, that is how much hydrochloric acid will collaborate with the secreted bile.
Patrick Timpone: so the bile is what makes the hydrochloric acid do its thing?
Andreas Moritz: yes so if you make less bile, it is a disadvantage to make too much hydrochloric acid because it will cause problems to your intestine, you will start digesting them, so your body is very, very controlling of making sure one thing does not work well, the body will curb back on another one as well to protect you. It is not that many people say well I am aging, I am going older, I make less hydrochloric acid, I need a supplement. That is not really how it works, you look at what is blocked in the body because there are people that are a hundred years old they have perfect digestion, they do not have, they never had, any health problems, they never saw a doctor. I just saw a recent show on that centenarians, they are riding horses and they are in the field and they are working, they never use eye glasses, they do not have any vision problems or hearing problems they are laughing all the time, they are very happy so what is aging really? Aging is accumulated toxins, waste products, bile ducts getting clogged up, and the blood vessel walls getting thicker and thicker, the lymph system being clogged out, people put on weight because of that, first in the waist area and then the rest of the body ,as the lymph is not drained from other parts of the body as well, so all those different issues they are related to gastrointestinal disturbances which can be rectified, cleaning the body, cleaning the main organs of elimination the liver, kidney and the large intestines, and changing diet to the point that the body is actually happy to digest these foods and capable of digesting these foods, taking the main meal at lunch time instead of the evening, that will get rid of a lot of undigested food, you will have much better digestion and the assimilation of those nutrients and in the same stroke you will have probably have normal levels of hydrochloric acid, many people have heart burn when they eat a heavy evening meal, it is natural to have heart burn if you have a heavy evening meal because there is naturally less hydrochloric acid in the evening.
Patrick Timpone: yeah now you.. obviously after listening to you for some other shows and this one. Andreas Moritz, or an advocate of a vegetarian diet, are there some tricks that people that are going to be vegetarians need to be or some certain steps that they should add to the regimen to ensure they are getting everything that they need to get?
Andreas Moritz: there I have written a book, it is pretty comprehensive, it is about 550 pages, it is called “TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION” and chapter six in that book is a really answering that question so well because there is so many different things that need to be considered like your body type. There are different body types there are the thin body types that move very quickly, that talk very quickly, they have dry skin, they have very thin bones and then there are heavy body types, that means the muscular ones, the ones that have lot of connective tissues lot of fluid in the body, a lot of oily skin and so very, very shiny skin, and so, there are a very different body type, then there is the pitta types who can be recognized by their red hair, for example in Caucasian white people, so red hair, very fair skin, reddish skin, so each person digests food in a different way, so not all food is good for everyone, each person requires sort of some differences, if you give the red hot pitta type a lot of chilly peppers to eat, he will go out of balance in no time, you want to give cooling foods to that person, whereas you want to give a vata type who always feels cold if he is unbalanced, cold hands, cold feet even in the summer, you want to give them the warming foods or heating foods that means foods that have heating qualities, it does not necessarily mean the temperature, but there are certain foods that have cooling effects, that calm down the heat or increase the heat. So it is important to know a little bit that there are foods that have different effects on different people and that will make a big difference to one’s health. Whereas if you eat like everything there is no animal on the planet that can eat everything…
Patrick Timpone: yeah you just eat whatever you want. What about the juicing and fasting, folks do a lot about that, do you think that it as good for us to really not eat any food for a certain period of time, a week or so?
Andreas Moritz: there is one body type that can afford it that is the kapha body type, with the other body type it is a little bit dodgy.
Patrick Timpone: kapha is the more heavy and thick, something like that…
Andreas Moritz: yeah now if you have a vata type, the thin body type, they are like typically like those that are walking down the.. sort of… the runway models, in the moving fast, very, very agile and looking good in clothes that is why they are chosen. Now if you give, if you have that vata type fast you can get it really out of balance because the vata type makes the least amount of bile, when you do not eat food when you just fast on fluid without fat, they need a lot of fat in their diet, if they do not get it, their bile is drying out in the gallbladder, to get the gallbladder running again when it has dried its bile out during the fasting, that is a difficult job now, the kapha, they contain a lot more bile, their gallbladder is a lot more bigger so they keep it there and they have a lot more moisture in the body than the vata types so again you can have a kapha body type and it will probably be good for them to skip a meal or skip a day, not eat anything, just the fluids. Then the vata type and the pitta types they get very nervous if you do not give them the food, they get angry.
Patrick Timpone: yeah, yeah. What about a lot of folks have a hard time with complex carbohydrates, even with rice and potatoes and things like that, where they just they go up and down, and it is a blood sugar thing, what is out of whack there where they cannot eat these kinds of carbohydrates?
Andreas Moritz: well usually this is because they are eating lots of protein, so then the carbohydrates get fermented and they just do not get digested and the other thing is if you have been not digesting food very well, if you are not making enough bile to digest carbohydrates, you need to have fat, if there is not fat in the carbohydrates let’s say rice or potatoes, then that food will run into the small intestine in record time undigested, so when you have the fat in that food that you are having enough bile coming out of your live,r then you do not digest the fat and therefore you do not digest the carbohydrates, and that is why you have digestive problems in that respect as well, so again it goes back to the liver
Patrick Timpone: so you suggest eating what we want to have, fat with carbohydrates?
Andreas Moritz: oh absolutely
Patrick Timpone: what kind of fat with rice, butter maybe
Andreas Moritz: yeah oils like olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, butter, unsalted butter is better than salted butter, there is palm oil, coconut oil, yeah, so cold pressed oils, that means natural oils but in the evening it is better to avoid oils so butter and ghee is better
Patrick Timpone: I see so that is easier than the olive oil or something
Andreas Moritz: oil takes a long time to leave the stomach so you want to have something, the food, like a vegetable soup with some butter or ghee in it or maybe a bread with some butter on it. that is a light evening meal, that will be digested fairly quickly and then you sleep like a baby.
Patrick Timpone: what about castor oil, necessary?
Andreas Moritz: castor oil is a laxative
Patrick Timpone: I mean, I am sorry, not castor oil, cod liver oil
Andreas Moritz: what, cod liver oil?
Patrick Timpone: cod liver oil, yes
Andreas Moritz: cod liver oil it has vitamin A in it and recently it was found that cod liver oil, because of… it is high in vitamin A, causes liver damage. So you do not want to, it is a poison and it acts like a poison, so you do not want to go near cod liver oil. It is been disputed, its beneficial effects, so recently some serious incidents of death, the chance of dying increase by sixteen percent when you take vitamin A
Patrick Timpone: so the liver does not like cod liver oil at all.
Andreas Moritz: no. when you think of liver, liver is an organ that is trapping or talking out poisons harmful substance, noxious substances and, if you take let’s say, and that applies to all animals, because it is the detoxifying organ in all animals, so if you take the substance, some part of the liver, or substance that is formed by the liver like cod liver oil, then it is toxin to the body because of its vitamin A , vitamin A should not be taken as a vitamin, it should be formed, allow the body to form it, from keratin, things like vegetables, carrot or green leafy vegetables or colored vegetables, so these are, that is where the liver will make its own vitamin A and it should be left to the liver. If you introduce vitamin A as in cod liver in high concentrations, you are creating an imbalance, you may interfere with the vitamin D production as well.
Patrick Timpone: what about flax, hemp, those kinds of oils?
Andreas Moritz: hemp oil is great, if you had the distilled hemp oil you would actually be able to cure cancer within a couple of weeks.
Patrick Timpone: distilled?
Andreas Moritz: yes but it is illegal. It is from marijuana. So it the oil, like the essential oil from the hemp
Patrick Timpone: oh I have never even heard of that distilled
Andreas Moritz: yeah it is from the hemp plant. Hope one day it will be legalized and then this remedy will become popular
Patrick Timpone: what does that do to the body for cancer, how does that fit in?
Andreas Moritz: it will basically dissolve tumors, it literally breaks them up.
Patrick Timpone: distilled hemp oil!
Andreas Moritz: yeah the real hemp oil, not the hemp oil that is from the hemp nut
Patrick Timpone: oh, this is, where is it from?
Andreas Moritz: from the hemp plant which is marijuana.
Patrick Timpone: oh marijuana, I see, could that be the reason why that hence so much trouble into marijuana
Andreas Moritz: exactly
Patrick Timpone: never heard that before
Andreas Moritz: yes, yes.
Patrick Timpone: I’ll be darned! So they actually make oil from that marijuana plant the one with THC
Andreas Moritz: right, they fill it out of the plant and so it leaves that oil, is like an essential oil, you do not need very much, but that can virtually clear out any cancer in the body.
Patrick Timpone: wow! And do they do that in some parts of the world, do they use it?
Andreas Moritz: oh there are some people that do it illegally
Patrick Timpone: yeah, yeah.
Andreas Moritz: of course in the Netherlands and inside Switzerland you can have access to marijuana, yeah, so yeah, you can smell that there are certain places, it is public, you are allowed, it is legalized and it is used as medicine more and more so there is so much medicine in these things that have been forbidden there is much more damage of course from smoking cigarettes that have been polluted or have been chemicalized, so there are hundred and ten deadly chemicals in cigarettes. Now the tobacco plant is a healing plant.
Patrick Timpone: yes I have heard that.
Andreas Moritz: they were used like the Indians used it, the native Americans used to use them, you could heal a lot of health problems but they again they basically turned it into something terrible.
Patrick Timpone: where do you think it is going with the freedoms of the health in health in this country? Do you see some things that you are real concerned about?
Andreas Moritz: the health is going down the drain because there are legislations introduced and more and more that will out phase the access to natural remedies and due to codex you have probably talked about that making, trying to make sure, when I speak to people in another countries, I get people calling me from all over the world and the European countries like Norway is completely codexcised,
Patrick Timpone: is it really?
Andreas Moritz: so you cannot get natural things, in Germany very difficult to get natural products, and vitamins can no longer be received in higher doses so…
Patrick Timpone: really! Really!
Andreas Moritz: yeah so you have to get a doctor to prescribe them and the same attempt is being done here, so you will find more and more FDA coming down on people that are making a statements that certain things are have a positive value especially if they have been, if there is evidence by scientific research that substantiates that for example cherries, there is a study to show…
Patrick Timpone: sure
Andreas Moritz: that cherries have oxide so you are not allowed to state that, if you as soon as you state that on a website you are saying cherry extract has been shown to be very beneficial for arthritis, if you do the FDA is going to find out, they are going to shut down your website because you are not allowed to say that, because it will turn cherry into a drug, only drugs can heal.
Patrick Timpone: so it is
Andreas Moritz: foods are not allowed to heal and as soon as you say a food that heals it is a drug and it is illegal
Patrick Timpone: it seems to me that then well, it is all going to go, we are all going to have to learn by necessity the mother of invention, to use those food to heal because that is that only thing that we are going to get probably.
Andreas Moritz: food will still… when they are contaminating, they are trying to contaminate the food as well of course
Patrick Timpone: it is tough, yeah.
Andreas Moritz: so the, but there will be an end to that because the whole economic system the way it is running right now is collapsing very fast
Patrick Timpone: it sure is
Andreas Moritz: and with it will be the collapse of the medical industry so you will sees a lot of changes in that respect that people will be forced to go back to the backyard and grow their own things again and become self sufficient and then have a different type of economy growing out of this that will be supporting that, people support one another not take from one another.
Patrick Timpone: so you see that coming?
Andreas Moritz: oh big time
Patrick Timpone: yeah I think so too and
Andreas Moritz: and fast
Patrick Timpone: it is happening fast we are going to do tomorrow night about the home studying and the gardening, tomorrow night at eight o’clock. Andreas, it is always fun having you here, thanks
Andreas Moritz: thank you
Patrick Timpone: for spending some time with us
Andreas Moritz: sure
Patrick Timpone: once again your website is ENER-CHI.com with a dash in there right?
Andreas Moritz: yes
Patrick Timpone: yes with a dash in there and you have all your stuff and you got some cool products and people can do consultation and books and
Andreas Moritz: yes
Patrick Timpone: alright so please stay out of trouble and if you need something you let us know, will you?
Andreas Moritz: okay, thank you so much
Patrick Timpone: Andreas so much
Andreas Moritz: bye, bye.
Patrick Timpone: Andreas Moritz, ENER-CHI.com. lot of books there too. you can really go up and get the whole story. Any he mentioned the one about the vegetarian diet which one was in “SIMPLE STEPS TO TOTAL HEALTH” he has got a whole book I think does in chapter six for you vegetarians and you want to just really kind of check that one and make sure you get in everything that you really need. We are going to see you tomorrow night and talk about the constitution because it is a brave new world out there. We do it every Tuesday at seven o’clock about the constitution, liberty, those kinds of issues, and then at eight o clock on Tuesday we do more things in the way of physical sustainability and taking care of ourselves, we do a lot of gardening shows, I think we are talking with the gentleman all about home studying and just give you some tips on how to take care of ourselves and the and the money show every Wednesday with Andrew Gust and then Thursday Dr. Richard Merci and he is a good one, we are going to be taking and your calls, ask Dr. Merci, and some surprise this week I will see you then on open phone Friday at seven o clock on Friday, so that is our week, so I hope you come by sometime this week, my name is Patrick Timpone I love you all very much I will see you tomorrow night at seven o clock on oneradionetwork.com.
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Processing meat requires a huge insulin response, more than eating half a pound of sugar!
Hi, this is with regards to diabetes and meat consumption or animal protein consumption and I have stated in my diabetes book “DIABETES NO MORE” about how the human body, while processing meat, will require a huge insulin response which is much, much bigger than in response to eating half a pound of sugar.
And this can be, to many people, very surprising and I want to explain that in greater detail because it is something that has not been very much understood by lay people and also by medical professionals. However we know that there is a lot of scientific research now that clearly shows that when we eat meat on a regular basis, the risk of developing diabetes is shooting up dramatically. In fact there is a more recent study done by the National Institute of Cancer which has shown that regular meat eating increases the risk of dying by twenty percent among people who regularly consume meat and that is from all causes including cancer, heart disease and diabetes; so yes, meat eating can contribute to increased rates of diabetes. I have always talked about how meat eating directly leads to diabetes and in my books I have mentioned that, and I want to be very careful the way I say that, that is why I am going to read a passage taken from my book.
“If you eat concentrated protein food such as meat or chicken, your body requires much insulin to synthesize proteins from the amino acids derived from these foods. According to research, the stimulation of protein synthesis is a classic action of insulin. Loss of the stimulatory effect of insulin on protein synthesis would reduce growth and result in weight loss, which are hallmarks of diabetes. To make certain that the amino acids derived from the protein meal are synthesized into proteins, the pancreas has to secrete insulin. In other words, the more protein you eat, the more insulin your body needs to make, thus increasing the chances of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Accordingly, eating a normal sized steak forces your pancreas to secrete more insulin than it would need to produce in response to eating twelve times the amount of sugar contained in one can of soda. In addition to that if you also eat potatoes, a sweet dessert and drink a soda along with your meal like most Americans do, you can expect to further increase the insulin resistance. Currently diabetes is the fastest growing epidemic in America and it is easy to see why. The effect of insulin on protein metabolism is complex and it involves changes in both the synthesis and degradation of proteins. If protein intake is excessive, insulin secretions increase to help with its degradation. Protein synthesis and the control of carbohydrate and fat metabolism have now been linked in unexpected ways and many of the same signaling systems utilized by insulin to control glucose metabolism for example have been found to be involved in a control of protein synthesis as well. The bottom line is that excessive intake of protein is a direct cause of insulin resistance and may lead to the onset of type 2 diabetes.”
This is very important and my own experience with diabetics around the world is that by having them discontinue eating animal proteins, and that includes chicken, fish, eggs, regular meat and cheese and milk particularly, they had reversed their diabetes within a matter of six to eight weeks. So it really shows that the insulin spiking occurrence that happens after eating meat, not directly, immediately, it is not that the insulin, the blood sugar will go up after eating protein but the long-term metabolic effect of insulin requirement is going up so dramatically that eventually the body will shut, or the cells in the body will shut the doors to insulin, the cells will no longer allow insulin to transport sugar to the cells which can cause the side effects often noticed with diabetes such as blindness and loss of functions, loss of limbs, amputations that result from that.
So, I highly recommend that to take this information very seriously if you are diabetic or suffer from pre-diabetes to be very cautious about overindulging in animal protein products so that you can reduce the amount of insulin required to process these proteins that synthesize amino acids from the ingested proteins.
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Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation
(Greg Voisen interviews Andreas Moritz)
Greg Voisen: Welcome back to Inside Personal Growth. This is Greg Voisen, host of Inside Personal Growth and I want to thank all of our listeners who join us from around the world to listen to the words of wisdom from our authors. And today on the air, I have Andreas Moritz, who is joining us from South Carolina and Andreas is a health expert in his field and he has a book called “TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION” and I have to admit that this is, you want to talk about breakthrough medicine for the twenty-first century. This is a wonderful book. Good day to you Andreas. How are you?
Andreas Moritz: Thank you. I am absolutely good today.
Greg Voisen: Well, we appreciate having you on and I am going to let our listeners know a little bit about you, Andreas, and then we are going to get into a series of questions here. Andreas is the author of many books but he lectures and he is a practitioner in the field of alternative and integrative medicine. He is also the author of over a dozen books on various subjects pertaining to holistic health and is most well-known for his books “THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FLUSH“, “TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION” and “CANCER IS NOT A DISEASE“. His ideas have appeared in USA Today and in the 90s he began self-publishing self-help books on alternative medicine in mind-body-spirit integration. Andreas has had medical challenges himself from the early age of six dealing with arrhythmia, anemia, abnormally low blood pressure, frequent fainting and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Although he had challenges with this, he then went on to and went into the practice of iridology and trained under his uncle Dr. Harry Kirchofer… how do you pronounce his last name?
Andreas Moritz: Kirchofer
Greg Voisen: Kirchofer
Andreas Moritz: Kirchofer
Greg Voisen: yup, in Switzerland, and you know his background is in Ayurvedic medicine and we are going to be speaking about that. And he has travelled the world and he has just amazing credentials and if you want to look for more of his credentials, I would recommend that you go to his website as well but I would really like to get into the heart of the matter because there is just in this book, for my listeners it is in excess of five hundred pages long now, I was looking at it as more of a reference book as well, but if you wanted to go into any area that just by taking the index and going through it you can do it and it is amazingly well done and an exceptional read. So Andreas, you mentioned that the state of health is a reflection of how we perceive ourselves and our world. Can you comment because I think this is the basis… foundation,,, that you wrote in the introduction to your book for our listeners… why you follow this path and why our listeners would want to know more about that.
Andreas Moritz: Basically perception creates a reaction, a response inside of us and how we respond to any given situation, whether it is a traumatic situation like the loss of money, job, or a loved one or whether it is a disease that is afflicting us, how we respond to it is determining, literally, determining whether we recover and benefit from that incident or whether we go down with it. And so, our response is the most important in all of that. Unfortunately in the medicine system that we have today, we are being presented with like cut realities, these are like written in stone, realities where you have cancer and this is how much you have to live unless you take these treatments. We do not even given a choice how to respond to it and however, we do have that choice. And as I found in all the thirty-seven years of practicing in this field, that the choices that we can make are fantastically successful if we dare step into that and take self-responsibility for what is happening to us. We may not be able to change what happened to us but we certainly can change our response to it.
Greg Voisen: And I think that western medicine has a tendency to engulf people with kind of this fear of taking that alternative path, don’t you think so, that happens sometimes? You know if someone gets cancer, I will just use an example, my son got chronic myelogenous leukemia at twenty-one and at the time there was a drug called Gleevec and that was the only treatment, but it was the only treatment from western medicine. What he did do though is, he got heavily involved in Zen and meditation practice he went into a vegan diet and I actually believe it was those things that cured him, not so much the Gleevec.
Andreas Moritz: Oh, you are absolutely right. There is a actually a huge amount of research being done that the things that make us better are far more successful than the things that we suppress, or try to correct with medication or with any other therapies. So by focusing on the things that really work there is everyday almost a new study coming out on vitamin D alone and how vitamin D, which is induced or produced by our body in response to sun exposure, we literally have an ability to reverse cancers by up to seventy percent. Now imagine that, if any other therapy would have that kind of success rate or any drug would have that kind of success rate it would be the best-selling drug for ever. And so we somehow forget that we have these healing gifts already build into our system but we hardly ever use them. So vitamin D which controls or turns on two and a half thousand genes in our body and turn them off when needed, we have vitamin D as a cardiovascular protection, we use vitamin D to allow our brain to function properly, it literally can prevent almost every kind of illness and it can also helps to reverse or correct any kind of imbalance in the body and there are thousands of studies now to prove it, however, it is not being reported, it is not being… doctors do not tell the patients to go out in the sun because they have been told that the sun is dangerous, we have to stay away from it. But now we have eighty-five percent of the population being vitamin D deficient. People, when they are vitamin D deficient, they have a fifty-five percent higher risk of obesity, they have a huge risk of developing cancers, all kinds of cancers. We now know that just having normal vitamin D levels goes along with a four hundred percent lower risk of developing colon cancers which is one of the leading cancers. So again, a simple thing like vitamin Diet, is such a fantastic thing to prevent illness, a good diet, we now know that eating meat on a regular basis increases the risk of dying by twenty percent from all illnesses that includes diabetes, osteoporosis, heart attacks, cancers and so on. But you have again a very, very simple way just by correcting one’s diet and eating more sensibly and from more good sources such as organic vegetables and foods and grains and legumes and nuts and seeds and things like that which is ideal for the human body because that is how we were meant to eat because our digestive system is not capable of digesting such heavy foods as meat because our hydrochloric acid is only one tenth of that of a carnivorous animals. So we only digest ten percent of it, the rest of it will decay or be rotting in the intestines which then becomes obviously a source of illness.
Greg Voisen: Yeah, I have been a vegetarian for twenty plus years and I just, you know, the diet to me again, it is my preference, like you said we have choices, it has always been my diet preference and your book deals with this down-to-earth issues of health such as lifestyle, diet, nutrition, exercise, daily routines as you have mentioned, exposure to sun rays, sunlight but it is kind of based on ayurvedic medicine and I think some of our listeners out there, even though Deepak Chopra is somebody who has, kind of. maybe has exposed the world even a little more to that, explained the types, because I know I have read some about ayurvedic medicine and this is, isn’t this one of your fundamental areas that you work with people on?
Andreas Moritz: Yes certainly, because we are not all made in the same way. By even just going on the street you see thin people who walk very quickly, they talk very quickly, you hear them constantly saying something and so they are, sort of, the more agile people, and then you have the ones that are very slow, methodical and they’re more well built, sort of, have heavier bones, they have more body mass to them and the skin when you look at the back of their hands, you are not able to see the veins and bones, they are well covered. So obviously there are different body types and there is one that is standing out, you can see them from far away they have red hair, bright red hair, they are the so called pitta body types, PITTA and they have a lot of fire, a lot of heat in their body, so they do not get cold easily, they complain about wherever they go, it is, “I need to take something off because I am too hot”, so there is a vatta, the slim body type, that moves very quickly that talks very quickly but if he eats very congesting foods, like heavy foods like meat or potatoes, dry foods, then that person will get constipated, whereas the pitta body type if he eats the same kind of food, he wont get constipated at all. So there are certain foods that are useful for one body type and not useful for another. Likewise there is certain climates which are more beneficial for one person than for another and we have to sort of find out what we are and the book gives you hints in finding out your body types and what kind of foods are more conducive to the functioning and the metabolism in your body.
Greg Voisen: And so to assist on this path where you will take them through an assessment to determine body type ?
Andreas Moritz: Exactly.
Greg Voisen: Yeah!
Andreas Moritz: The book has actually a questionnaire where you can put in all the qualities, the characteristics that you experience, then just simply by answering some questions and then you count the points and you will find out which body type you are. But simply by looking at the descriptions of the body type you will already know ‘that is me, that is me, that is me’, and you are very clear about why you are in a certain way, why you respond to stress in a given way, why do you look in a certain way. And so that makes you feel there is nothing wrong with you that is just how your body type is and each body type has of course psychological characteristics as well and if you know more about yourself you can use that more easily to determine how you want to live your life, and how and what you need from the environment. We now know that that sunlight is such an important factor for all body types. We are not born with sun shades in front of our eyes, we are supposed to receive all the rays that come from the sun in order to produce specific hormones in the brain and those hormones regulate the production of melanin in the skin which protects the skin against damage. You put sun shades on, then that protective matter is basically lost, you become susceptible to injury and then you have the self-fulfilling prophecy that the medicine system is putting out, that sunshine is dangerous. But what they do not tell you is that sunshade is actually, is one of the leading causes of skin cancer because it removes the protection, the melanin protection, in the skin. These are simple things that we ought to know in order to stay healthy, there is not really much one has to do. There is hydration, obviously, many people getting dehydrated because they are not drinking water which is the natural thing to drink where as they drink other things like coffee, too much coffees or teas or artificial drinks which are removing fluid from the body rather than putting fluid in the body, they are quite diuretic. And so again, once we have knowledge that hydration is so essential to produce digestive secretions to allow the blood to remain fluid enough and not get too thick for delivering nutrients to the cells in our body to take up oxygen and allow the oxygenation to occur properly for the metabolism to be proper, so once we know all of that, then we have the power to make choices and it is again all about self empowerment. Once we know that, we can handle any given situation and any disease that might pop up, since I was restoring health by going back to like, let’s say, healthy sleeping habits which we now know is responsible for numerous events like for low immunity, for example. You can restore the immune system by simply sleeping for eight and a half or eight to nine hours a night and people who are overweight, there is a new study that just came out it was done at the University of Chicago, and the study was released at the annals of internal medicine on the 4th of October and it basically tells people if you sleep eight and a half hours and you are overweight you lose fifty-five percent more body fat than a person who does not sleep enough hours.
Greg Voisen: That is a huge finding, so getting more rest…
Andreas Moritz: Exactly! Instead of trying to go on severe diets and exercise programs, just sleep the right amount of time at the right time of the night which is between ten and six, that is the best time to sleep, you automatically speed up your metabolism you balance the hormones in the body that regulate hunger and thirst and so you have no more cravings that make you overeat and that sort of thing. And these are studies that are showing… they are coming out now in frequency right now that tell people, the power is in your hands to make yourself healthy if you are not, and to stay healthy if you want to, and live a long healthy life.
Greg Voisen: Well, one of the things some of the people are dealing with more and more today and have been as society speeds up, is stress, and it is a big issue for people today and we know that cortisol levels, because this is being reported everywhere, are going to increase with the higher levels of this continual stress, it is almost like the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome. What recommendations do you have for our listeners who, in these economic times, these challenged times, with high unemployment and all of the things that are going on, we know that it is the mental state, and they know they need to meditate and shift the way that they think about what it is, but what additionally can they do from a physical standpoint and a mental standpoint and a spiritual standpoint to get beyond that stress?
Andreas Moritz: Well, if you fight the stress or you try to solve the problem, you are stuck with the idea that there is something wrong. On the other hand, you can have a more accepting mode because negative things actually are propelled into our direction by positive reasons and that is sometimes very hard to grasp, but in my life I found… I discovered… that every negative thing that ever happened to me turned out to be a blessing, it was something that I needed to experience so that I would discover something else that then would help hundreds and thousands of people. So I discovered that for myself and I have written a book about it – “LIFTING THE VEIL OF DUALITY” – where for every negative there is a positive reason behind it and, Jesus Christ said “Love your enemies”, love your adversities, love the things you do not like because when you do, when you accept them into your life, then they transform into useful counterparts. And so that is something people might want to consider when dealing with stress because stress is not something that impacts us, it is our response to it that does. And so, when we all of us have the option to take a couple of deep breaths and say “I am not going to react right away, I am going to react in two minutes”, that means you put the power back into your court, you are now in charge, how you are going to respond to it and that will determine whether you come up with a good solution to this issue or not, whereas when you are stressed over something and you stay in your fear mode and you try to push away something you do not like, that moment you are stuck with it. Instead of doing that, you can just as well focus, just like if you do not like darkness you go to the light switch and turn on the light, you do not have to fight the darkness, you just put the thing under a different element. So if you are stressed, maybe all you need is a good night’s rest, because when you, let’s say, you stay up until midnight and you are trying to figure things out and then you cannot sleep properly, the next day you are not clear, you have brain issues, the blood circulation into the brain has diminished so incredibly that more toxins moving around the system, the stress hormones go up in order to cope with the lack of sleep and the deprivation of energy that has occurred because of that. So there are simple things you can do… get a good meal that is satisfying you, do the things that make you joyful like just taking off and doing something for yourself, just for yourself, not for someone else, then this can recharge your batteries and you feel so much better shortly afterwards.
Greg Voisen: That is great advice, and one of the other things that you speak about and I think that many of our listeners might know this, but we do not pay attention much like you do, and I think the book articulates it well, you mention that the cells in our body are regenerating about every two to ten days. What are these built-in mechanisms that can help us from stopping this aging process because everyone today is talking about anti aging this and anti aging that, and truly we are like a copy machine aren’t we, and one of those cells mutates that is where the actually begins, isn’t it?
Andreas Moritz: Yes absolutely true, because when we accumulated toxins over a number of years, and toxins… we have a lot of environment toxins, just look at the chem trails that are a spewing huge amount of aluminum and other chemicals into our drinking water that just… there are new studies coming out that show that we have fifty thousand times more aluminum in our drinking water that is dumped from the sky and that is very, very toxic and that is just one of the toxins, there are so many food toxins added to our processed food, so people are getting poisoned by the drugs that they are taking, medicines that they take, because these are chemicals the body has very great difficulty eliminating. So I typically tell people “clean out your liver” and that is why I have written the book “THE AMAZING LIVER AND GALL BLADDER FLUSH“, make sure you do not keep gathering and collecting toxins in the body and dumping them into the connective tissues and then make the organs weaker and weaker and suffocate the cells, but to allow the natural turnover of cells every two to ten days or six weeks for muscle cells for example, and once a month for every skin cell, but in order for those cells to be vital and to remain that way, we need to make sure the body is cleansed from time to time and cleaning out the liver is obviously one of the most important ways to make sure that the rest of the body stays neat and clean because the liver is the blood cleansing organ number one, and it retrieves and takes out these toxins, passes them into the bile duct, unfortunately that causes the coagulation of the bile, the bile becomes thick and hardens into little pebbles and stones and these are called intra-hepatic gallstones by the John Hopkins University, when they are clogging the bile flow than we do not digest the food well any more, once the food digestion is interfered with, then the nutrients will not get to the cells, the cells will become weaker and age. So then we have the fast process of aging. People who have a clean liver, you can tell from their skin, from their appearance, from the muscle tone, the lack of excessive fat in the body where the metabolism, the digestion, is sufficient and the detoxification system is very effective too. So, I have found that people who do liver flushes on a regular basis or clean out their liver between like, two, three, a couple of series of liver flushes, then they will have a completely different energy to them they look radiant, their eyes look radiant, the skin is without any blemishes and age spots and things like that, so that is a way to keep your body healthy.
Greg Voisen: Well, that is one of those organs that I do not think many people out there think much of, they just take it for granted, yet it is the house of cards that operates everything within our body and that liver flush I think is important. You say that if we produce enough endorphins, serotonin and interleukin too, that we are able to arrest this aging process. I know that serotonin is a chemical that is released and endorphins through exercise. People that have low serotonin levels get depressed and some of them end up committing suicide, I actually know a friend whose daughter committed suicide and when they did her serotonin levels, there just wasn’t any, they could not find any. So how is that you can help people improve these through natural foods and processes d you give people, exercise programs and so on, to improve it so that it reduces this or arrests it, as you said, the aging process.
Andreas Moritz: The brain hormones are very, very people powerful and they are interlinked with the biological workings in our body and the largest rhythm that we know of is the circadian rhythm. It is the sunrise-sunset and the cycles that they involve. In the morning, when the sun is rising you naturally start producing serotonin, and serotonin even though it is called a brain hormone, in fact ninety percent of it is produced in the digestive system and five percent in the brain and only five percent in the blood. So most of the serotonin is created in the digestive tract which shows that eating the biggest meal of the day at midday serves you best because that is when your digestive system makes the most serotonin, and once you make a lot of serotonin which is at midday when you make the most, then you digest your meal most efficiently and then you have the best nutrients going to the cells in your body including the brain cells. So when you eat the biggest meal, the heaviest meal in the evening, you naturally only digest only ten to fifteen percent of that food because serotonin levels are that low. And so when you have inadequate digestion and lot of indigestive food piling up in the gastrointestinal tract which decomposes and produces toxins and it interferes with your sleep as well, as these toxins that are circulating around the system during the night time, then you have a problem with the psychological aspect as well because you wake up in the morning and you are feeling… not good, you feel low in energy, you feel sluggish, depressed, you do not have the energy. Once the energy levels are dropping, you cannot be happy. So for the body, for you to be happy, you have to have a good amount of energy, and serotonin is linked with another hormone that is called melatonin. So when you are sleeping well during the night, and you have a long night’s rest between eight to nine hours and you sleep between ten and six which is the time when you make the most melatonin, the next day, your serotonin levels will be higher because melatonin is the breakdown product of serotonin and serotonin is the breakdown product of melatonin, so they feed one another. So if you have a good amount of melatonin in the night, you will make a lot more serotonin during the day, if you are eating your main meal at lunch time you will not suppress serotonin levels, you will actually increase them and you will have more melatonin to play with during the night time. So again, simple things like that were the secret of happy people in the olden days. So they knew how to stay healthy, happy and strong by following the circadian rhythms.
Greg Voisen: Well, so much of your advice in the book “TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION” it’s practical advice, it is something anybody can do, they can go anywhere and get these supplements, they can take the ayurvedic quiz which is inside the book, I mean, it really is an amazing book, I just again want to acknowledge you. But you state that disease, and this is my kind of closing question, is the occurrence of toxicity crisis which you call it, which is the body’s attempt, as you’ve been saying all along, to balance this condition called homeostasis, and for some of our listeners, they are going to know what homeostasis is, it is bacterial level balance, how is it that we can bring our body back to this balance and harmony? What will be some of the parting words that you will give about hydration, the kind of foods we should eat, how we should treat ourselves, mediation, the whole mind-body principle to actually get to this state of homeostasis?
Andreas Moritz: Well, it is actually not difficult because the body is doing that naturally and when you have a disease, that is the body’s way of returning to that state of balance. So the disease itself is part of the healing mechanism and trying to remove toxins. An infection is not a disease, an infection is the invitation of the body, the body inviting bacteria, germs, to come in to the system to dissolve, to breakdown and to decompose the cells that have are already been damaged or dead and so the body will never allow anything to attack healthy cells. The body only allows bacteria to attack unhealthy cells. So the disease itself is already the healing response that the body is allowing or supporting. We do not have to prevent that, we do not have to fight it. What we can focus on is, eating food, the main meal at lunch time which will allow you to digest it more successfully, have a lighter evening meal, go to bed before ten so that the body can cleanse the blood stream, the liver works between ten and two more effectively then at any other time and it needs all the blood from the back of the brain and from the digestive system and the muscles in order to cleanse the blood stream and not sleeping around that time obviously does not allow you to do that, so then the body accumulates toxins. If the toxins cannot be broken down because you are not sleeping well, and hydration methods and eating habits are contrary to what the body really wants, then we need disease in order to take care of that. And we blame the disease for making us unwell, but the disease itself is the way to get us back to homeostasis, to balance. So in either way, whichever way we live, we are being corrected one way or another. But we should not fight that, we should support the body, we should allow the body to do the job effectively and not hold it up or suppress it when it is getting sick.
Greg Voisen: Well Andreas, you definitely are a wealth of knowledge and I think what I would like to do is, I would like to invite you back to do another program because I believe that for our listeners, I am fascinated by what you are saying and I believe that it is kind of hard to cover all of these topics and I probably had about six more questions that I did not have the time to actually ask you today, but I would like to invite you back and I’d like you to let our listeners know, where they can go to get “TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION” I know that I received it as an e-book, I think they can order it from your website as well. Where can they go to get more information about your books and your programs?
Andreas Moritz: The best source of information is from my website which is “ENER-CHI.COM” or the books are available through Amazon or any other online bookstore. But on my website you find all the information about other products as well that I created myself that have incredibly supportive benefits for the body to heal and to return to balance.
Greg Voisen: Well, that is great, so it is ENER-CHI, is that right?
Andreas Moritz: Yes, that is correct.
Greg Voisen: Ok, ENER-CHI.com is where my listeners will go, and again Andreas, thanks so much, it has been really a pleasure having you on, and really learning more about how our body wants to naturally heal itself but also some of the things that we can do to assist in keeping it healthy along the way. So you have, really, you have given me a lot of insight and I do have some more questions I want to ask you so I want to invite you back again. Thank you so much for being on with us today and enlightening our listeners to the “TIMELESS SECRETS OF HEALTH AND REJUVENATION“. Thanks, and have a great day!
Andreas Moritz: Thank you Greg.