In May of 1998 I graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science and in July, I was in the waiting room of Walter Reed Hospital, while my sister received her chemotherapy. With large quantities of angry nervous energy going through my body, I scoured the reading materials and took note of the subtle and not so subtle messages. I noticed there were no posters, flyers, or communication of any kind to consume more meat, cheese, fish, or dairy. However, there was direct advice to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
Since July, I have studied with three people from the famed Hippocrates Institute; Viktoras Kulvinskas, the co-founder, Robert Smith, who was at Hippocrates and the Ann Wigmore Institute for 9 years, and Pam Masters – a certified Hippocrates trainer. For over thirty years, the Hippocrates Institute achieved an 85% success rate for degenerative disease, including cancer. The philosophy is simple: detoxify the body, give the body the nutrition it needs, and the body begins to heal itself. In order for the body to heal itself, the overall pH needs an alkaline state. Meat, fish and dairy leave your body in an acid state, whereas fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouted nuts and seeds, and some grains leave it in an alkaline state.
Viktoras Kulvinskas, the pioneer of enzyme therapy, considers enzymes to be the most powerful medication there is, and with no known side effects. Uranus rules magnetism, and Uranus rules enzymes. Enzymes are protein molecules that speed up chemical reactions in the body without themselves being altered. When the bulk of your foods are enzymaticly active, alkaline producing, and rich in nutrients, you might find what the people of Hippocrates have – that your body is an awesome machine which can detect when something is wrong and fix it.
In this series, I will be posting raw food recipes used at Hypocrites and others developed by an increasing number of “raw fooders.” Let’s start with the tonic used at Hippocrates, Rejuvelac.
The sprouting of rye and/or wheat berries increases the Vitamin B6 content of the seeds by 500%, the Vitamin B5 content by 200%, B2 by 1,300%, biotin by 50%, and increases Folic acid by 600%. Rejuvelac also contains Vitamin E, which prevents oxidation, Vitamin K, essential to blood clotting, and acidophilus, important for a healthy immune system and an abundant supply of those all important enzymes.
Start with 1 Cup Rye Berries (for lemonade taste) or 1 Cup Wheat Berries
- Soak in purified water overnight (6-8 hours)
- Rinse, turn upside down (15 – 20 hours) to sprout, cover with a towel
- After the seeds have sprouted, rinse with water and drain.
- Add 3 – 6 cups of filtered water
- Allow to ferment in a cool place for 48 hours
- 1st batch will smell like bread or yeast when fermented
- Pour liquid into a pitcher and refrigerate
- 2nd batch, refill the jar with filtered water and ferment for 24 hours.
- 3rd batch, refill the jar with filtered water and ferment for 24 hours.
- 4th batch, refill the jar with filtered water and ferment for 48 hours.
- Pour liquid into a pitcher and refrigerate, will last up to two weeks.
Super foods must be enzymatically active to be super! If you are looking for an easier way to get started, that would be Super Blue Green Algae and the enzymes formulated by Viktoras Kulvinskas, both sold by Cell Tech.
About the author:
Carol McKenna has studied astrology for 20 years, and holds a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science. She is a former President of the South Bay Astrological Society, serving two terms from 1996 to 1998. Her primary interest is astrology and health.