Stomach acid is your body’s first line of defense against germs, bacteria, viruses, fungus, yeast, mold and parasites. Acid kills germs. Alkaline things like antacids neutralize the acid allowing dangerous bacteria to grow. Most people are actually LOW in stomach acid. It is too weak to digest properly, which leads to half digested food which means gas, fermenting rotting food, expanding yeast, parasites and disease. ! Stomach cancer is mainly caused by high fat, low fiber diet, smoking, alcohol, meat, stress (which causes adrenal burnout), alkaline things like antacids, alkaline water etc, parasites and low stomach acid.
Stomach acid is so important and serves many functions. It's all connected. For example, iron is required by red blood cells to carry oxygen. But proper levels of stomach acid (HCL) are required for proper absorption of minerals like iron, silica and calcium... and most people's stomach acids are too weak to do the job properly. That's why we get gas- because the food doesn't properly digest so it ferments and rots. So low stomach acid levels end up making us anemic, makes our bones brittle, lets parasites pass through and even makes our hair turn grey. Low silica leads to collagen and elastin deficiency which leads to not only wrinkles and saggy skin, but emphysema, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and countless other issues. My green formula is a great source of silica by the way.
No one can be totally healthy if they are low in stomach acid, and most people are low.
Of course overeating is also bad for stomach acid levels. The stomach acid can’t digest it all, so it only half digests and ferments, causing rotting food and gas. Since the stomach acid in most people isn’t strong enough, bacteria starts to thrive. H Pylori is a corkscrew shaped monster bacteria that literally drills itself through your stomach walls so it’s lodged int there firmly. Then to protect itself from acid, it excretes ammonia, a highly alkaline substance that neutralizes stomach acid. If our stomach acid (HCL) is low, our food doesn't digest properly so it ferments and rots, which causes all kinds of problems inside us. This smelly rotting garbage is also food for parasites, bacteria, fungus, mold, and yeast which can eat away at our stomach lining, intestines and organs. One way to test for H Pylori in the stomach is check for ammonia in the breath. One test for low stomach acid is to drink some beet juice and if you poop or pee changes even a slight bit of red, then your stomach acid is low. Most people think this is normal, but it's not. People who have proper levels don't have any change in color.
Mastic gum ( a powdered tree resin that can be purchased in capsules) is good for helping get rid of H Pylori.
Stomach acid levels can be rebuilt with dietary changes and certain herbs &supplements, which are listed in my Stomach-Digestion ebook (MarkusEbooks.com). B vitamins are crucial for stomach acid formation- especially B6, B12 and Folate (folic acid). My green formula has lots of B vitamins, including even some B12 !
One spoonful of my green formula has (USRDA)
B1 (thiamine) 70%
B3 (Niacin) 40%
B5 (pantothenic acid) 6,020%!!!
B9 (Folate/folic acid) 1,370!!!
B vitamins need acid to absorb into the system, so it helps to take some apple cider vinegar with water several times a day, or sprinkle the green powder on your salad which has ACV in the dressing. Also needed for stomach acid 50 mg zinc with a meal once a day, some sea salt, TMG (in my Protein formula) and Vitamin C (mine is the most potent herbal source in the world- 1000mg per spoonful).
So you see- stomach acid affects practically every bodily function, and without proper levels of stomach acid, we literally start falling apart. The common conception is that people have too much stomach acid, when in fact, the opposite is usually true. Indigestion is usually the result of not being able to properly digest, in part because of the crap people eat. Candida and yeast overgrowth weakens the upper stomach sphincter valve which allows stomach acid to leak upwards into the lower esophagus, thus burning it. What causes candida to grow? Anything made with wheat or flour (like bread, pasta, pizza etc), sugar and sweet stuff- plus a lack of acids because acid turns off the candida growth gene. So proper levels of stomach acid are needed for everything. Watch this informative video, and if you want to learn more specifics, you can get the stomach-digestion ebook at MarkusEbooks.com.
I LOVE your Wild Green Force Powder...I have been using it for over a year..recently I went to a new holistic dentist who tested for antioxidant levels. The first time I went in before,it was 66000 – most new patients are 24000...anyway – I was not impressed as the Dr. Himself is always around 100,000... But I had run out of your Greens powder...next visit ( 3 weeks later)..I had received your green powder again and was taking it – my new levels were 110,000!!!! Needless to say the dentist’s office had never seen anyone so high – and wanted to know why – Obviously – I gave them your website and specifically your green powder. I feel fantastic everyday – when I follow your protocols. Like all the other testimonials – blessings to you and Cara – you are loved and adored around the world! PS..I love your ‘cookbook’.just made the coconut yogurt! Yum! Also love the Irish Moss – put it in my smoothie everyday and on my face at night!!!
HOLY CRAP! I just got Love on a plate: The Gourmet UnCookbook in the mail. ALL I can say is HOLY CRAP! I am SO excited andI will eventually be trying every one of them (though I'm not a fan of the taste of fish, I will still try the raw vegan recipes). Guys, if you're into raw vegan, you HAVE to get this book! It's huge, and heavy and the pages are thicker to the touch (good quality!) and the photos are phenomenal. Thanks Cara and Markus for such an outstanding book- it makes me want to get into the kitchen and give my dehydrator a workout.
I received "THE" BOOK today.... you and Markus have OUTDONE yourselves I have 100's of great raw, live books and even your brothers (my fave..... HOWEVER... your book is now my top FAVE.... outstanding, excellent work xxx thank you, I even inspired a friend today (bragging!!) and showed her your book... she was stunned at HOW easy these recipes were, I think I have her SOLD to trying them woohoo xxx BEST OF SUCCESS always!!
I send all my patients to your website to buy the parasite free cleanse, best stuff in the world.
Sea moss is some powerful stuff, highest source of natural calcium also. Also contains 92 out of the 102 minerals we're made of. It's used as a super aphrodisiac in Jamaica as it is known to 'kick up' the body. I drink this stuff every day. I make a tea out of it on low simmer/heat with cinnamon and it dissolves in the water. I drink a whole bunch and could feel this stuff work inside the body. REALLY. So far this would be my favorite herb. Just ordered 2lbs from Markus~ :)
re: Raw Vegan Sushi recipe video
well, i just made this recipe and it is very good. i am saving 4 pieces to see if my paleo-diet husband will share them with me when he gets home! I am impressed with the flavor. i wasn't sure i was going to like it, but when you dip it into the tamari and then pop the whole thing into your mouth at once.....i must admit it is quite yummy and a surprise of flavors! two thumbs up!
I want to share with you my success story on your protein powder, Green Formula and Vitamin C. For years I was fighting neck and shoulder pain with crazy migraine like headaches and high anxiety. Every single time I went to the doctor they took an X-ray and RXd muscle relaxer, pain killers, steroids and sometimes Xanax. The meds brought temporary relief but no healing, and a few weeks later I was back to the same pains and aches again.I have to mention, I never was a big meat eater in my 40 something years, and the past 6 years I was pretty much only plant based. I started using your protein powder, the pains and aches described above were GONE within 1 week, I could not believe it. When I researched protein deficiency on the www I was surprised to find the exact same symptoms I had on all MD sites but my doctors did not pick up on it. I can only speak good things about your protein powder. I use it every AM w/ almond milk (from your uncookbook recipe), bananas, and various of fruits and it changed my life. Another positive I got from your powder was no more extensive hair loss!! I can't believe how strong and healthy my hair became since.I also use your Green Formula and Vitamin C daily and I can say that I haven't had a cold or sniffle since. Also the cold sores I had all my life are gone!!!! And... All the allergies and skin conditions I had (cat, dog, horse, dust, seasonal etc) disappeared.I only can recommend it to anyone out there who want to change their life!! Thank you for all the awesome stuff you put on the market! Claudia James
I had just purchased and read your e-book "The Prosperity Secret" through Amazon.com. Wow, it's filled with so many honest, heart-felt, and amazing advices. I have never purchased a self-help book before but I decided to purchase yours because I learned about your creative background. I am a digital artist myself.
Hi...I just wanted to say that I recently purchased your Love On A Plate book. I have to say it is one of the most beautifully put together raw food books I have ever seen. And I own at least 20!! The pictures are just gorgeous. It is the most I have paid for a raw foods book but worth every penny!! Thank you!
I've been using all 3 of these products for a couple of months now and I can honestly tell a difference in how I feel if I forget to have them for a few days, especially the wild force and vit C formulas. I've tried a lot of green powders but none seem to be as effective as yours. I'm still trying to figure out ways to use the Irish moss in recipes (I bought your uncookbook).. For now, I've been putting it in my smoothies. I'll have to try the Irish moss/vit C facial.. Anyway, Thx for bringing us such great, effective health food products Markus!
Honestly one of the most amazing product. Truly the best and you can eat it and wear it too. I swear its kind of fun while I had the Irish moss soaking my roommate and his friend were circling the bowl and my roommate shows his friend the bag it came in and showed him how I barely made a dent in the original packaging. Just like two curious boys. Had to touch it taste it pull one piece out and see how it actually resembles a rubbery sea weed you got it, I think the roomy is dipping in the greens, the vitamin C and I've told him to feel free to put a couple of heaping tablespoons of the Irish moss. These are the best products ever. I'm so glad I do not need to look any further for any if my nutritional needs. One stop shopping for me at markusproducts.com
(Pizza from Uncookbook)Yes it is amazing Markus , I made three of them last week and yes it's even amazing cold , thanks again for an amazing non-cook book.
video: how to make coconut yogurt
Markus, this is by far the best coconut yogurt that I have ever tasted - I just made a batch yesterday and I SIMPLY LOVE IT! I couldn't believe how incredibly easy it was to make! My 12 year old granddaughter has been having some severe stomach issues and I took her some to try. She can't have dairy (I no longer do dairy at all) and I think this will be perfect. Thank you so much.
Thanks for writing Heal Yourself 101...ur book has changed my life...it has really helped me to overcome some really difficult Health issues i have been facing since childhood. By the grace of God & Angels like you & Cara...I have gone fully Raw & will stay on this path forever....i wud love to meet you one day. I am from India & you are most welcome to stay at my house when you come to India....I reside in Delhi & it would be my privilege to show you India.Take Care & Keep Inspiring...God Bless you my dear friend. Best Wishes,
I made it again! this time with golden beet juice cuz i didn't have a red beet. it was just as delicious! i am so impressed with this recipe :) (Raw Vegan Sushi recipe from the book)
Before I heard of you guys, I was taking 5 medications ..mainly for depression. But not anymore!
THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE! Everybody ask me how can I be so optimistic after everything that's happened to me. So I tell them, " I take( 1 )Cup of Markus and 2 scoops of Cara everyday...It gets their attention every time! Then I open my big mouth and brag about you guys!