1 Corinthians 6:19 | What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
I drink this every morning on an empty stomach and it has helped me out a lot through cleansing/detoxing, restoring internak ph balance and restocking depleted mineral stores, especially after longer term dry fasts.
HIRC Alkalizing Drink Formula
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
2 large organic lemons, juiced
4 cups of warm water, to desired dilution/taste
1/16th teaspoon baking soda or less
1/16th teaspoon turmeric or less
Very tiny pinch of cayenne to taste
Changes and substitutions
Be careful to add enough water; if the lemon juice is not diluted enough it will be hard on your stomach. Sometimes I Will substitute the blackstrap molasses with raw honey or real maple syrup. Other times I substitute limes for lemons (or add them) but it never tastes as good. On occassion I substitute the lemon juice with apple cider vinegar (ACV)–the malic acid in ACV is great for detoxing the liver but my experience is that fermented foods tend to upset my gut flora, counter to “conventional wisdom”). Occasionally, I skip the baking soda or add a tiny bit of salt. The amount of cayenne you add in the pinch with vary greatly depending on how many Scoville heat units it has.
Further Reading on Alkalizing Drinks
Earth Clinic: Ted’s Famous Alkalizing Remedies
ARTICLE: The Acid/Alkaline Foods List
“What happens when you combine three of Earth Clinic’s most popular remedies for health? It should be no surprise that the resulting tonic (first created in 2004) benefits many body systems, including the largest organ, the skin. And when the skin and multiple body systems get needed nutrients, improved skin tone and energy result.
The critical ingredients in the Fountain of Youth Tonic are apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, and baking soda.
Apple cider vinegar is a food that has been used as medicine for hundreds of years. It has micronutrients and enzymes that benefit multiple body systems. Raw apple cider vinegar benefits the digestion and joints. It can fight infection and improve blood pressure. To begin learning about the multitude of benefits of apple cider vinegar read Earth Clinic’s page about apple cider vinegar and the many reader stories about it.
Blackstrap molasses is the result of sugar cane processing. It is highly concentrated with important nutrients. Consuming blackstrap molasses can help to restore proper mineral balance, which can remedy a number of health problems. Commonly used to turn gray hair back to the original color, boost iron levels and improve sleep, blackstrap molasses is an inexpensive multivitamin with a robust flavor.
Common baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, contains essential elements hydrogen, sodium and carbon. It helps to alkalize the body and provide bicarbonates to the system. Baking soda is used as a simple remedy for heartburn, gout and body odor.
Original Earth Clinic Fountain of Youth Formula
- 1 teaspoon Blackstrap Molasses
- 2 teaspoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
- 8 ounces of hot purified water
This tonic is great taken a couple of hours before bed to promote a restful and deep sleep.
If it suits, try it in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up!
1/2 teaspoon turmeric is especially helpful in the case of boils, acne, infection or any type of inflammation.
A few shakes of cayenne pepper is an excellent remedy for reducing mucous, increasing energy, and lowering blood pressure.
Finally, water is not an unimportant part part of the tonic. Even mild dehydration can cause poor skin tone, constipation, and low energy. Keeping up with water intake will help the skin cells to maintain hydration, lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Water helps to flush out toxins and keep digestion moving along, another critical component of excellent health.”