Thursday, November 29, 2007

Why Your Colon and Kidneys are Your Lifeline!

The body is a beautiful system created in such a miraculous manor, and God gave us just the right wholesome foods to give us the nutrition for the energy we need, plus good pure water for cleansing. One of the most important functions in the body is eliminating wastes, toxins, and excess matter that the body does not need. Our elimination channels are through our skin, kidneys and colon, and if these channels are kept clean and healthy, we will be able to eliminate most sickness, disease, and disorder.

Think, for a moment, about all the garbage you put into your kitchen waste basket. If it doesn't get taken out or eliminated, what happens? It begins to stink, putrefy, decay, grow parasites, and more. Well, if your colon and kidneys aren't kept clean, they will do likewise - which will stress your system and create an environment for sickness, disorder and disease.

Once the foods we eat passes from the stomach, it enters the small intestines so the body can absorb the nutrients and take them to the blood stream and then to the cells. The bulk which is unusable by the body continues down the intestines to the colon, or large intestines, to make ready for its exit. However, if the digestive track is unhealthy and eliminates improperly, we experience a number of symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool, bloating, persistent gas, frequent stomach cramps and pains, and constant fatigue. Not only that, headaches (especially migraines), acne, eczema and other skin disorders, even viruses and many food allergies, can be contributed to a plugged up and dysfunctional colon.

The kidneys and bladder are the means of removing liquid waste by the means of the blood. If we do not eliminate our toxic liquid wastes, not only are there bladder and kidney disorders and stones, there are other symptoms that surface such as: tonsillitis (specifically caused from kidney impurities), ear infections, sore throats, and more.

Eventually, when the intestines, colon, kidneys, and bladder are full of toxins and not able to flow properly or cleanse, guess what? Our cells become diseased and cancerous! When faced with colon cancer or such, we wonder why - thinking that we inherited it, when we have actually earned it through our poor eating and drinking choices.

So how can we prevent sickness, disease, and disorder and have a healthy elimination system?

· Natural fiber is lacking from our diets. We need to be eating more whole grains (cooked whole or sprouted), omitting breads, pastas and other flour products - especially white flour. White flour and water is often used as glue (paste), and has the same effect in the intestines when you eat it. Without the fiber, it has nothing to move it through the intestines.
· Other refined foods that are high in sugar, high in fats, and low in fiber, also do not nourish the body, but will clog, restrict passage, and putrefy. The pot belly stomach, though one may be occasionally eliminating, is a sure indicator that the canal walls are lined with putrefied matter. We need to omit processed foods completely from our diets and eat those foods that build, nourish and cleanse instead.
· Raw fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and sprouts are full of water rich vitamins and minerals, natural fiber, and enzymes for healthy digestion. If these foods are lacking from our diets, proper flow of the intestines is limited and becomes dysfunctional.
· High animal diets - including meat and milk products - also contribute to elimination problems because of the high fats, cholesterol, and indigestible matter. A diet which includes more legumes (beans and pea family - cooked and sprouted), and raw nuts and seeds for the protein will have much better elimination.
· Most people do not get sufficient amount of water. There are all kinds of drinks on the market, but good pure water is not only needed more, but is absolutely required for proper elimination. Any other liquids - no matter how much water they contain - cannot and will not do the job that water does. We need lots of good pure water daily, 3-4 quarts minimum for the average adult.

Most health problems can be prevented or eliminated with the use of good wholesome foods and pure water. You may not be able to be perfect at it, but you can do much better in preventing most sickness, disorder and disease by keeping the colon and kidneys healthy and flowing so they can function properly.

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For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Great Healthy and Yummy Stuffing Recipe!


5 C. cubed cooked cornbread (recipe below)
⅓ C. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, diced (with top leaves)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1½ tsp. seasoned salt
½ C. vegetable broth (seasoned water will do)
1 C. raw cashew pieces

* Prepare cornbread and cut into cubes.
* In large skillet, heat oil; add onion, celery, and garlic and sauté until softened.
* Stir in seasonings, cornbread, then broth to heat through.
* Fold in cashews just before serving.
* Serve with green salad (suggestion: lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, topped with Italian dressing)


1½ C. corn flour (fresh ground corn flour is best)
½ C. soft wheat flour, or oat and barley flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 rounded Tbs. honey
1 C. milk (soy, rice, almond)

* In mixing bowl, stir dry ingredients together; stir in remaining ingredients.
* Spoon into greased 8 or 9" baking dish and bake 15-18 minutes at 400º.

This recipe is from Creatively Complete Dinners.... for the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle series. To pre-order this book, go to .

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

The Ten Worst Foods to Avoid!

There are two distinctive types of foods: 1) those that work with the body to build, nourish, and energize, and 2) those that work against the body and clog, pollute, and toxify.

So what are some of the foods that work against the body? Here are ten of the worst:

1) Soda Drinks: One can of soda contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar, has 150 calories, is filled with artificial food colors and additives, and sometimes 30 to 55 mg of caffeine. The active ingredient in soda is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8 - which is highly acidic - and will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis. Soda consumption is also linked to obesity, tooth decay and heart disease. Drinks don't need to be sweetened or fizzy to quench the thirst, once you drink good pure water, you'll feel tons better.

2) Pork: This meat is full of fat, food colorings, preservatives, nitrates, and salt - very difficult for the body to digest. These all produce only negative effects on the body.

3) Shellfish: Most of these are ocean floor feeders consuming mostly dead matter, debris, and toxic chemicals that settle. Shrimp are a partial exception because they do swim and feed on live plants.

4) Trans Fats: Trans fats occur naturally in meat and dairy products. However, most of the trans fats consumed today are man-made hydrogenated (shortening or margarine) or partial hydrogenated plant oils which raises the blood cholesterol and clogs the arteries. Partial hydrogenation changes a fat's molecular structure, which raises its melting point and reduces rancidity, which is why most chips and other processed foods are made with partially hydrogenated oils - trans fats!

5) Fried Foods: Doughnuts, French fries, fried chicken and fish, chips, etc. not only usually contain the trans fats, but the high temperature of the oil used to fry them create carcinogens (cancer causing agents), producing large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body.

6) Junk Foods: Foods that are highly processed (white flour, white sugar) are high in calories, poor carbs, fats, salt, yet are deplete in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Avoid the fast food restaurants, and prepared food isles in the grocery stores and choose simple wholesome food creations instead.

7) High Fat Milk Products: Ice creams, shakes, freezes, cheesecakes, sour cream, and butter may taste good, but are all very high in calories, fat, and cholesterol and are hard on the arteries. Studies also show that countries that consume the highest amounts of milk, also have the highest cases of osteoporosis. We do need calcium but better sources of calcium come from vegetable sources.

8) Artificial Sweeteners: These are often chosen as to avoid using sugar. However, artificial sweeteners are much worse being toxic to the system, creating emotional and nervous disorders, and are proven to cause cancer.

9) Caffeine: Caffeine is a stimulant which is addictive which is why it is added to many drinks, and why caffeinated drinks are marketed so heavily. It causes headaches, nervousness, chronic fatigue, insomnia and more. The more chemical stimulation the body receives, the less it functions on its own.

10) Alcohol: Alcohol is absorbed directly into the blood stream from the stomach and slows down the physical and mental capacities in the body.

This is actually a list of the most common daily consumed foods in America, yet they need to be avoided like the plague if you would like to attain your desired weight and optimum health.

There are many, many wonderful foods that work with your body to build, nourish and energize you. That's why I have created a new recipe book series, ...for the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle - to help you create great foods for your body. Simple Super Salads is full of great, one-meal and hearty salads for any occasion. Creatively Complete Dinners is a compilation of many one-dish dinners, as well as complete-meal dinner ideas which will be available soon. These can both be ordered at and both make a perfect gift for a "Healthy Leaner Lifestyle".

For great Holiday recipes, I have a super little book called my "31 Favorite Holiday Recipes" which is under $7 and can also be found at This also make a terrific little gift!

You can avoid the harmful foods, as well as enjoy great wonderful foods instead!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sweet Poison - Diet Soda!

Here is an email article that is worth sharing on aspartame - please read!

"In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick, she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of. She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd .

On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS. I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda...and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life. If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME," marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other condit ions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly. This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, "If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!" People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?"

Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem.Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin andis used primarily to preserve "tissue specimens." Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the "diet products" and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the bloodsugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrierand it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, seizures, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called "behavior modification prescription drugs" (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of these children were being "poisoned" on a daily basis with the very foods that were "better for them than sugar."

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners. There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison."

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced.
Everybody wants a "piece of the Aspartame pie." I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?
This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.
The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms. The bill was killed.

It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're Informed now! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!"

I believe this thoroughly! We are being fed poinsons in many diet and processed foods. If you stick to wholesome whole foods, you have a much better chance for optimum health!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton