Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Dietary advice for hyperglycaemia/highblood sugar (diabetes) an extract from Dr Shyam Singha

Although diabetes can be genetic, it is generally brought on by a shock or a traumatic experience, such as an accident. In the case of infantile diabetes, it will often be discovered that the mother experienced a shock or other problems during pregnancy. In older people diabetes is often the result of an inadequate diet with an excess of starch. Diabetes is caused by the failure of the pancreas to produce insulin. A cure is unlikely to be effective while insulin is being injected because external injections will generally stop the Islets of Langerhans (the insulin-producing gland in the pancreas) from producing the body's own insulin. Unfortunate side effects of insulin injections are reduced capacity to deal with infections and varicose ulcers.
A diet that is rich in fats, saturated or unsaturated, is particularly unhealthy for diabetics. Excessive levels of fat in the blood inhibit the body from using and metabolizing sugar and producing ketones. As the result the sugar (glucose) passes out of the body in the urine without having been metabolized (used) by the body. For this reason the sugar level will always tend to be high in a nascent diabetic.
As the kidneys note the high sugar level passing through, a message is passed to the pancreas to produce more insulin. The role of insulin is to reduce and regulate the blood sugar level. The insulin converts the glucose (sugar) into glycogen. The resultant glycogen is then stored in the liver as an energy reserve. But the excessive amount of insulin that has been called for causes such a rapid drop in the blood sugar level that the body in desperation calls for more sugar or fatty acid. And so the cycle continues: high sugar level, followed by an excess of insulin production, rapid drop in the blood sugar level and consequently a demand for more sugar and starch - until eventually the body is either unable to produce sufficient insulin or the insulin that it does produce cannot properly regulate the blood sugar level.
Diabetics need to begin treatment by greatly reducing their sugar instake while simultaneously reducing the amount of injected insulin in small graduated steps - but only under medical supervision. Many diabetics, however, prefer to continue eating foods that contain sugar and to continue having the injections.
An alternative is to develop other tastes - sweet is just one out of the eight tastes. It is perfectly possible for anybody to develop a taste balance where sugar is no longer predominant.
Colonic irrigation will remove debris and prevent auto-intoxication. It will also remove a false hunger for sugar. The colon has four main sections: the iliocaecal valve, hepatic flexure, splenic flexure and the sigmoid. The splenic flexure is a bend on the left side of the abdoment where blockages can occur. When this happens, the colon dilates and impacts upon the pancreas and spleen, stopping them from working properly. The remedy in the first instance is the clean the system by emptying the transverse colon.

1. have a beneficial massage
2. Eat more bitter and astringent food, which is high in protein and minerals, and reduce your intake of starch and sugar. Sometimes the need for sugar is a pseudo-hunger - a habit.
3. Try homeopathic remedies
4. Pay attention to your spleen and stomach - both need love
5. Eat 6.8 kiwi fruits, including the skin, and no other food for breakfast. Cut the kiwi into quarters and add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Do this regularly for 3 months. Kiwi fruit with the skin is the only fruit that should be eaten by diabetics seeking a cure. Eating 3-4 kg of kiwi fruit a day should bring down the sugar level as they have anti-sugar properties. They increase the secretion of insulin by inducing the Islets of Langerhans to produce more.
6. Learn how to breath out
7. Learn how to relax
8. Understand how diabetes is triggered.

Taken from the book: Shyam Singha
The Secrets of Natural Health.

Dr Singha was Kirsty's homeopath from the age of 11 to 28 and still hovers around reminding her of so many important things in this life.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


This Morning I was in a total rush as usual to get the kids to school on time. I sorted them out then came home to make my own breakfast. Tim my BF was also late, so I asked him if he would like some scambled eggs. He said he didn't have time so I decided to make some anyway for myself. I noticed we had some Nori Seaweed, tomatoes and fresh Spinach, so this is what I did. It took me so little time that Tim changed his mind and decided to try it - it went down a treat.

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Friday, 1 May 2009


There is no excuse for avoiding greens in your diet, especially if you live in the Uk as we have free food in abundance. The other day I took my kids for a lovely nature walk and showed them which foods and weeds can be eaten.

Clevers aka Goosegrass




Watercress. We know that we can't pick watercress if there are sheep fields nearby though, as that could lead to parasites, but in our town it used to be the main supplier to all the markets and there are no sheep fields nearby, we always wash it thoroughly with a good veggie wash



We even sampled some edible primroses. But not too many. We didn't want to pick them all so that others couldn't enjoy their beauty



One day we may have to live like this again, we may have to run into the woods and rebuild our lives and live more simply. At least we will know where to get our greens from because the supermarkets may be empty.

My kids will know how to survive.


They are totally amazed and excited by this idea and insisted that we move into the forest and live off primroses forever.


Well we've all heard about Swein Flu. What can we do about it to protect ourselves.. I have been talking to various friends who are interested in Healthy living, and here are some of the things they recommended.

1. Wash Hands thoroughly, and carry some of that hand wash around that doesn't need water.
2. Colloidal Silver nasal spray. Any signs of a tingling zap it with this stuff. Also use it on flights, even better a good face mask.
3. Boost immune system with Raw foods and try and keep as alkaline as possible so that a virus can't have a nice breeding ground in which to thrive.
4. Grilled Oranges for breakfast. Just cut oranges into quarters then grill till blackened on top. The Pith combined with the juice creates a good blood cleanser - read previous blog.
5. Dale Pinnock recommended the amazing Mushroom family like Reishi, Maiki, I use Host Defense HOST DEFENSE

6. Laughter is the best immune booster. Try not to dwell on the Armageddon aspects, enjoy the now, and try not to worry so much. We're all going to die one day anyway, it's a fact.


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Saturday, 21 February 2009

A Day on 3 Counties Radio

Today Dale Pinnock and I were invited onto 3 Counties Radio with the beautiful Gill Gauntlett to talk about Raw Food Cuisine.  Click on Gills link to listen to the show.  Kirsty comes in at the time of the arrow in this pic



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We had alot of fun doing the show.  Here are some little comic life pics of our wonderful day.













Wednesday, 31 December 2008


First I'd like to commend that wonderful recipie that Blaqberry just shared with us! I'm definately going to try that.

1. butternut squash
2. ground cumin, ground coriander, red chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon, paprika, fresh ginger, fresh garlick.
3. yeast flakes
4. Veg boullion or himalayan salt - up to taste really.
5. coconut oil or fresh coconut flesh (in uk hard to get hold of so I use the raw coconut oil)
6. Red onion
7. Fresh Tomatoes
8. Fresh coriander
9. Cashews soaked for at least 3 hours.

Cut up the Butternut squash into small cubes again according to preferance. In a blender (I use a very basic blender because I can't afford a Vitamix) blend the cashews, with the yeast flakes, the spices (tsp of each of the spices), add the coconut oil, and bouillon or salt and pepper too.. Blend it up with some lemon juice, fresh ginger and garlick into a creamy Korma like sauce... In a bowl mix the butternut squash, chopped red onion, and creamy curry sauce together then put in fridge over night to marinade.

In the morning or 4 hours before u want to eat place the curry onto some teflex and into your dehydrator with the freshly chopped tomatoes added the following day. I use a Stockli round dehydrator which is cheap and efficient.. Garnish with Coriander and serve with Cumin Crackers..


ground linseeds soaked, sesame seeds, chopped red pepper, finelly grated zuccini, lemon juice, yeast flakes, veg boullion powder, tamari, Agave nectar, Coriander powder, and Cumin seeds, one finelly chopped Shallot.

I use a coffee grinder to grind up my seeds as this is the cheapest tool for getting a great result. So I grind up the linseeds, then add the other seeds and soak for about 2 hours. I then add the rest of the ingredients, some water until it reaches a runny dough like consistency, and mix it with my hands.. I love the feel of this muddy texture.. Then slather it smoothly, and as thinly as possible into your dehdrator on the teflex and dehdrate for at least 12 hours until they form into dry crackers which u then break up into peices. Once the texture is almost hardened and I can peel off the teflex I flip them over so that they get evenly dehdrated. YUM.. and great to snack on.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


I just spoke to a dear friend of mine, we discussed detoxing a bit and I wanted to share how to make the Ultimate Smoothie. I have been having this smoothie now for over 6 months

I learned this at the Karuna retreats in Devon UK.. http://www.karunaretreats.com/


sesame seeds,
sunflower seeds,
pumpkin seeds,
shelled hemp seeds (or with husks if preferred)
goji berries (there is a dispute which i heard today that goji are full of toxins due to pesticides used growing them.. so don't always be fooled by the 'organic tag'. I will keep them in though as I rather like them :), but I heard this today from a reliable organic shop manager who said goji's were just hype.
cacau nibs,
raw cacau powder
seaweed salad
macca powder
bee pollen
barley grass
wheat grass
pure synergy
frozen berries (strawberry, rasberry, blueberry)
banana (not if candida is present in gut, avoid sugary fruits)
fresh juice (organic apple) or grapefruit if candida present.

Overnight if possible, soak the seeds, a tablespoon of each ideally... So sesame, sunflower, linseeds, hemp, and some of the seaweed salad.. (dried wakame) and goji berries..

In the morning add the fruit, teaspoon of bee pollen, barley grass, wheatgrass powder, http://www.superfooduk.com/pure-synergy-powder-142g-1335-p.asp (pure synergy), and add juice or water even.. For those with a sweet tooth you can also add a little Agave nectar which is a fantastic sweetner that is very much like honey but low in glycemic index so it doesn't spike your insulin levels. Add some cacau nibs, raw cacao powder, bee pollen, basically all of it and blend up in a good blender. I highly recommend investing in a blender that will last a lifetime if yo uare going to go seriously raw, but a standard one will do.

I have heard from forums that this is a good one and lower in price than other competitors. http://www.juiceproducer.com/HPblender.php though I would personally love to have a vitamix as they seem to be the most popular.

drink and enjoy your day - you will notice it turn out more hopeful just by the way this smoothie makes you feel.. I also has more nutrition and minerals in it than the average person gets in two weeks apparently.

In the summer I add nettles, raw lettuce, and some dandelion leaves.. even flowers that are edible :))) for the love factor.

nothing like rose petals on ones breakfast to open the heart...