Cancer and Acidity

Another Argument against our acidic diet towards for a more alkaline one.

This short article looks at the work of Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg who won the Nobel Prize in 1931. He found that cancer was caused by oxygen deficiency and this causes high levels of acidity in the body.

He declared that cancer cells are anaerobic, meaning that they do not breathe oxygen, leading to the theory that cancer cells cannot persist in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as in alkaline state. All normal cells unquestionably require oxygen, however cancer cells can and do live without it. He demonstrated that a cell may become cancerous in 48 hours if deprived of 35% of its oxygen.

PH balance is the balance of alkaline and acid in all cells and fluids in the body. For our bodies to thrive, the body must maintain the PH levels of blood at a slightly alkaline level. Diet plays an essential part in maintaining PH levels in the body. Our microbiome or the total bacteria, parasites, viruses and candida overgrow can cause an acidic environment when out of balance. Alternatively, an alkaline environment neutralizes bacteria and other pathogens.

Our modern dietary behaviours seem to guide us towards diets full of toxic and acid forming foods, like refined grains, genetically modified organisms, processed sugars and the rest. This in turn leads to unbalanced PH levels which may interfere with functions and activities at cell levels. Other data suggests that excessive acidic bio environment, may cause other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, heartburn and cancer.

Natural Alkaline Enhancer

The best remedy for an acidic bio environment is to balance your PH levels with an optimum diet. To assist, you could try this natural remedy to return or maintain your PH balance.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda


In a glass, mix both ingredients and wait for the acidic / baking soda combination to fizz. Keep adding baking soda until the fizz stops. Then, top up the glass with 230ml (8 oz.) of water. Drink it all at once.

This remedy helps to reduce acidosis and regulate stomach acid. It will balance the PH and help create an alkaline forming environment in the body.

James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur

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Liver Cleanse

A liver cleanse should be a natural protocol designed to detoxify, flush out and eliminate the liver of fatty deposits, built up toxins, and accumulated stones. Most liver cleanse programs also include a gallbladder cleanse which helps eliminate the gallbladder of gallstones. Liver stones are formed when excess cholesterol crystallises into small pebble size stones.

A liver cleanse usually involves eating a healthy organic diet and drinking a organic herbal formula (e.g. Nutritionese Teatox) that are specific to stimulate the liver and to soften any stones which the body can eliminate.

Benefits of a Nutritional Cleanse

Day 1 and each day of your Liver Cleanse


Prepare at least 10 glasses of pure filtered water for each day. Water is an excellent detoxifier and will flush the liver of toxins. Drinking water will keep you hydrated, which naturally encourages cell regeneration. It will also allow the liver to filter out more toxins and residue, letting it work faster and increasing your energy level.


Minimize alcohol and caffeine intake. Alcohol and caffeine are two of the biggest culprits that deposit toxins in your liver and keep it from functioning properly. Cleanse your liver by reducing your intake of alcohol and caffeinated beverages. Replace these beverages with non-alcoholic beverages to allow your liver to regenerate, flush itself clean and function properly.

Nutritionese Teatox

Make your 5 cups of Nutritionese Teatox and start to drink it from early afternoon or just after work. Please remember that these herbs have a strong purging effect and the first time you use them, it is recommended that you are at home or somewhere you feel comfortable.

Natural Lemon

Drink lemon juice in water or tea once a day. Lemon juice stimulates the liver’s bile production to help flush out toxins. It also prevents the build-up of gallstones and promotes digestion and liver function in the movement of gastric juices.

Green Tea

Green tea is a powerful health forming drink, it is rich in catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that boosts liver function and helps reduce fat storage in the liver.

Natural Fruit Smoothies.

Fruits like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries all enhance the health of the liver. These fruits have organic acids that lower sugar blood levels, and will help you to burn fat, decreasing your chances of fatty liver diseases.

Life Giving Vegetables

Certain vegetables contain nutrients like beta carotene that stimulate liver cells and protect the liver from toxins. Dark, leafy greens like spinach encourage cell growth and stimulate the liver, while beets protect bile ducts in the liver from toxin damage. Aim for 6 to 7 servings of vegetables daily and include those that contain liver-aiding nutrients. Greens that promote liver health include dandelion greens, bitter gourd, arugula, mustard greens, chicory and spinach.


Garlic has sulfur-containing compounds that activate liver enzymes that work to flush out any toxins that might be in your system. Garlic also contains allicin and selenium, two nutrients that protect the liver from damages caused by toxins. These two nutrients also aid in the detoxification process. Don’t like the taste of garlic or want to protect your friends and family! Purchase garlic supplements at your local health store.


Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which promote a healthy liver cleanse. Grapefruit boosts detoxification enzymes in the liver and has a flavonoid compound known as naringenin which causes the liver to burn fat rather than store it.


Avocados are not only delicious., they are rich in glutathione producing compounds. These compounds help to prevent the liver from toxic overload. Try to eat avocados twice a week.


Walnuts have high levels of l-arginine (an amino acid) glutathione, and omega-3 fatty acids which help to cleanse the liver of disease-causing ammonia. Extracts of their shells are used in many liver-cleansing formulas.


Magnesium promotes bile production, which in turn promotes the cleansing of the liver. You can take magnesium supplements to increase your liver health. Another way to get your magnesium is by dissolving a tablespoon of Epsom salt in warm water and drinking this mixture once or twice a month. Epsom salt contains a high amount of magnesium.


Turmeric boosts the liver’s ability to produce bile, it should be added to your diet to form a key part of the liver-cleansing process. It has also been known to help regenerate damaged liver cells.

What to Avoid

Avoid processed foods that can damage to your liver. Foods that are processed and contain lots of preservatives, fats and cholesterol can cause the liver to become congested and clogged with fat residue. Clean out your liver by avoiding processed or fatty foods to allow the liver to unblock itself and regenerate cells.

Avoid fast food. In particular, try to avoid deep fried food or preserved meat (such as sausage, bacon, corned beef, etc.)

Avoid bad fats. Fatty red meat, deep fried food, and processed fats should all be avoided, as they can clog up your liver. Processed fats include margarine, shortening, and hydrogenated oils.

Avoid artificial sweeteners, colourings, and preservatives. It is best to go the natural route when cleansing your liver.


Stressful situations release hormones and endorphins in the bloodstream, which, in turn, deposit toxins in the liver and slow it down. Eliminate stress in any areas of your life that you can. Consider anti-stress activities like yoga and meditation.


Exercise helps you maintain a healthy body weight, which in turn lowers your risk of fatty liver disease. Exercise also improves the function of liver enzymes.

Smiling Body Herbal Tea

The most powerful Detox formula available in modern times


It is the preferred choice of celebrities and healthcare professionals and it is formulated only from 100% natural organic ingredients that have been part of this famous drink for centuries. It is a regular with famous celebrities detoxing tired bodies, while achieving a healthy weight and radiant glow. This natural tea is produced by using modern scientific processes and contains no caffeine. Teatox is a traditional herbal beverage used in China for generations. These teas were popular with those concerned with cleansing and digestion. We recommend that you follow a balanced dietary programme and the advice of your health care professional. Be sure to include plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, juices and pure water. Teatox works by improving your metabolism, reducing bloatedness, bowel cleansing, suppressing your appetite, detoxifying your body and elimination of excess fat. It harmonizes the needs of maintaining optimum health and losing extra weight. It makes an excellent herbal tea by regulating appetite as well as having a gentle diuresis and laxative effect.

Potent Metabolic Boosting Herbals

Ingredients: 100 % natural herbal mixture

Folium Nelumbinis 40%

Sweet Gynostenium Pentaplylla 20%

Flo Chrysanthemi Indici 20%

Jia Guo (pod) 10%

PuErh tea 10%

Directions: Use one tea bag each time, soaked in a ‘5 cup’ flask of hot boiling water, leave the tea bag to steep for 10 – 15 minutes before drinking. You may add one teaspoon of honey to sweeten. Do not use either sugar or artificial sweetener, which can change the composition of the tea, affecting efficiency.

Dosage: As directed, drink 5 cups of tea each day starting in the evening time. Approximately every 2 hours. If your body weight and size allow you may increase the dosage.

Used for : Weight Management Liver Cleanse Detox body of accumulated and stagnant chemicals.

Special Notice: The Teatox has a purging effect, so if you haven’t used these herbal formulas before “we suggest” that you start the course of treatment on a day when your off work or not traveling, Increased bowel movement may be experienced during the first few days of use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take them with my medication? These are natural herbs, however because of their cleansing action, we advise taking them 2 hours after you take your regular medication. e.g. take medication at 8am, take Nutritionese Teatox at 10am.

Do you chlorine bleach your teabags? The Nutritionese teatox bags are oxygen bleached rather than chlorine bleached. Chlorine bleaching of paper, including tea bags, creates a dioxin chemical residue in the paper and waste water from the paper mill. Dioxin is a known potent carcinogen that we want to avoid.

Do you use recycled packaging material and is your packaging recyclable? Our containers are made of recycled paper and printed with biodegradable inks. Our paper tea envelopes and the brochure inserted into the tea are fully recyclable.

Are there any side effects? We have had reports that side effects such as skin spots, mild elevated mood can occur while on the Teatox. These were short lived and a natural sign of detoxification.

Caution Nutritionese teatox is not suitable for pregnant women or children under the age of 16 years. n under the age of 16 years.

Healthy Orange Chicken

Chen Pi Ji (Chicken)

This popular dish can be found all over China. Ji translates to Chicken while Chen Pi translates to strips of dried orange or tangerine peel. Chen Pi is classified a herb in the same way as garlic is a herb. It has wonderful benefits for health. You can find more about Chen Pi here. Orange peel or sauce is used to flavour chicken. This recipe can be grilled, roasted or barbeque.

A lazy way of kinda enjoying Chen Pi Ji, is to order it from your local Chinese restaurant. The ‘orange chicken’ dish is commonly offered in many Chinese restaurants in the West, which is cooked in orange sauce. The sauce is often made from orange peel too. Its not as healthy as this home cooked recipe.


  • 4 chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks or breasts)
  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chen pi, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • clump of root ginger, very finely grated


  • Mix everything together n a large dish. Make sure that the chicken pieces are covered evenly. Leave this to marinate overnight, no hurry.
  • When you are ready to eat or cook for later. Grill, roast or barbecue, until the chicken is cooked with the juices running clear.
  • Eat with some rice another great energy booster.
  • You can also eat this delicious dish cold.

Chinese Medical Benefits:

Chicken is considered a great Qi tonic and nourishing food. The chen pi, ginger and garlic are warming and promote smooth flow inside to help to clear Phlegm. This dish is a great general tonic dish with warming and strengthening nature. It is recommended for conditions like Qi stagnation and Phlegm.

James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur


This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.

Benefits of Rose Bud

The Benefits of Rosebud Tea

“The sounds of the tea being made invite the peach blossoms to peep in through the window”. ~ Uson, quoted in Sasaki Sanmi, Sadô Saijiki

Rosebud tea, the name itself conjures up thoughts of beauty and serenity. This infusion of Rosebud and rose petal tea has been prescribed as part of Chinese medicine for more than 5,000 years. Many benefits are recorded, including easing depression, soothes the nerves, benefits circulation and reduces indigestion. These claims have not been substantiated by main research.
Rosebud tea is considered a miracle herbal particularly for women. Often called, “the lady’s tea”, rosebud tea has remarkable health benefits for women. Roses provide an excellent natural treatment for PMS and menstrual cramps. It reduces breast tenderness and even balances endocrine disorders. It stabilises emotional ups and downs and balancing the mind.


Rosebuds, rose hips from the stem of the plant and rose petals have high levels of vitamin C in raw form, according to a report filed with the Food and Drug Administration. When you acquire yours be sure to check the vitamin C levels as it can be reduced through some processes. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, promotes healthy skin and bones and helps the body absorb iron.
Rosebud tea is high in other antioxidants called catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate, known as EGCG. Antioxidants are molecules that help protect our body from free-radical damage, which can cause cancer. EGCG has also be shown to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells surrounding them.


Rosebud tea contains natural caffeine. In the, we see that there is less caffeine in rose tea compared to coffee. One 8 oz. serving of rose tea contains anywhere from 30 to 60mg of caffeine, while a traditional cup of coffee contains more than 100mg of caffeine. According to Medline Plus, caffeine gives a boost of energy while stimulating the central nervous system. It also boosts the body’s metabolism.


Rosebud tea allows a more radiant complexion. A cup of rosebud tea a day can help reduce aging and keep you beautiful for years. Roses have beautifying benefits for the skin, they help remove dark spots and increase pore stability, which means less clogging and PH level issues. An overly acidic epidermal PH causes breakouts, rosebud tea improves oily skin conditions for better looking skin.

Putting some rosebuds into your home steam regime leaves your skin kissable soft, toned and glowing while relieving any signs of skin stress. Just drop a hand full of dry rose buds into a bowl of hot water. Cover face over bowl with a towel for 10 minutes. After you’ve steamed, dip a cotton ball into the bowl and use the toner liquid to removing impurities.

The Perfect Cuppa

Use 2 Tablespoons of organic dried rosebuds.
Add boiling water and seep for 20 minutes – the longer the steep, the more beneficial the effects of the tea. Flavour with organic raw honey and enjoy.
Rosebud tea has a very sweet, floral and tranquil aroma and fragrance that still fills the room even hours after brewing. This calming tea is an wonderful refresher to elevate your day!

Other benefits include:

* Boosting the immune system
* Protecting the body from free-radical damage
* Defending against stomach & liver distress
* Improving blood circulation
* Relieving pain in the knees
* Aiding in the healing of wounds
• Provide Vitamins A,B,C,E,K
• Prevent & Lighten the Wrinkles
• Relieve Menstrual Pain
• Protect Stomach & Liver
• Improve Blood Circulation
• Ease Constipation
• Treat Endocrine Disorders
• Acne & Moisturize Skin
• Reduce Body Fats
• Reduce Fatigue
• Soothe Nerves
• Relieve Clogged Skin Pores
• Relieve Pain in Knees & Waist
• Maintain Health in the Uterus
• Aid in Healing Wounds
• Relieve Indigestion

Bath time or shower

Don’t forget that you can also use rosebud tea as part of your bath or shower. Just make tea as above and soak your loofah sponge or flannel and rub in to enjoy a calming bath time.

“What inspires me is the simple truth that tea, like love, has no boundaries. It is available everywhere and within the reach of everyone. It is simple and pure. All you need is hot water and the patience to linger a few moments while the tea leaves dance.” – Nini Ordoubadi

Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Young Flower of Rose Bud
  • Pinyin Name:  méi guī huā


  • Liver, Spleen


  • Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Warm


  • Flos Rosae Rugosae

Herbal Actions:

  • Promotes the movement of Qi and relieves constraint – liver-stomach disharmony with pain and distention in the flanks and epigastrium, belching, poor appetite.
  • Promotes the movement of Qi, harmonizes the Blood, disperses stasis – irregular menses, breast tenderness (PMS), menstrual pain; stasis from trauma.
  • Treats stifling sensation in chest, belching, poor appetite and pain and distension in the flanks and epigastrium.
  • Harmonizes Blood and Disperses Stagnation
  • Treats irregular menses, menstrual pain due to blood stasis, and premenstrual breast tenderness,

Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1.5-6 grams in decoction

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Mei Gui Hua is commonly viewed as one of the best and most effective Qi herbs and also one of the most docile.

James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur

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