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The Power of pH By Dr. Lord

The reason many people fall sick is because some of their vital organs, tissues and blood break down. This is actually caused by deficiencies of nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their diet. Many people are also unable to digest or absorb these crucial nutrients and minerals. These food substances provide very important nutrients, and when our bodies don’t get them it starts the breakdown of vital organs. These deficiencies can be traced to our food supply and the soil that grows the food supply. Very often, the soil from whence most of our foods come from are lacking in rich minerals. My objective is to show how getting the right food substances, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, fats and carbohydrates can bring or keep our bodies back into balance and perfect health. My goal is to show how preventative medicine, through feeding our body, mind and spirit the right food substances, along with lifestyle changes can cause us to live a long, prosperous and healthy life.

PH stands for power or potential of hydrogen, that is, how many hydrogen ions are in a solution, which determines acidity or alkalinity of that solution. pH can measure the speed of digestion.

Everything in life is about balance. pH is no different. Our bodies can be too acidic or too alkaline. We want to have a balanced pH of between 6.4 to 6.6 in order for our bodies to absorb essential minerals such as iron, iodine, manganese, magnesium, potassium and more. We can test pH by using pH strips. You put the strip under your tongue and remove after about five seconds. Next you match the color up with the chart on the Universal pH strips. The ideal color should be a cool mint green, light jade color. The more yellow the color of the strip, the more acidic you are. The darker the green turning to dark purple, the more alkaline you are. Ideally you want to be in the middle… a mint color.

The saliva pH tells the condition of the liver, while the urine pH will tell the condition of the way the body is functioning and eliminating waste materials.

Many problems arise from high acidity, such as joint pain and inflammation. Interestingly enough, high acidity comes from one’s diet. So we should be careful to have a balanced diet. Many Americans consume too much acidic foods giving disease a door to come into entire families. Many diseases that are said to be hereditary are based on the diets of one’s parents and ancestors. The diet and foods that are part of one’s heritage or culture, if not balanced, can cause history to repeat itself. So if someone’s dad died of prostate cancer, the chances are higher that the sons may get prostate cancer because of some of the dietary habits that were inherited. Breaking the cycle is not difficult, with careful and keen diet and lifestyle analysis.

Alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples or apple cider, apricots, artichokes, bananas, beets, beet tops, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, burdock, cabbage, cantaloupe, carob, carrots, chlorella, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, chives/scallions, coconut, cucumbers, currants , cranberries, dandelion greens, dates, dill, figs, flaxseed, garlic, grapes, grapefruit, guava, huckleberries, Irish moss, kelp, leeks, lemons, lettuce, limes, mango, melons, millet, mint, molasses, mulberries, barley, collard greens, mustard greens, nectarines, okra, olives, olive oil, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, parsnips, passion fruit, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plums, radishes, raisins, raspberries, rhubarb, Romaine lettuce, rutabagas, sea grass, sorrel, soybeans, spinach, squash, dulse, sea vegetables, spirulina, strawberries, Swiss chard, pumpkin, tangerine, turnips, , water chestnuts, watercress, watermelon.

Tofu is an alkalizing protein while pork, meats, bacon, beef, turkey, shrimp, clams tend to be acidifying protein.

Some health problems that can arise when the body’s PH is too acidic are:

Liver disease, lung disease, osteoporosis , bone loss, Crohn’s disease, bladder, kidney problem, mineral deficiency, muscle wasting, thinning of skin, low energy, loss of teeth, cold sores, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, mood swings, anemia, reproductive problems, muscle cramping…if the urine is acidic, we may see reproductive problems as well. (Manganese is not being absorbed and the reproductive system loves manganese.)

When the pH is above 6.6, it is moving in an alkaline direction. One can expect colon problems, parasites, yeast and bacterial growth. This alkaline condition can cause a toxic colon, constipation, a toxic lymphatic system, sinus problems and upper respiratory infections. Skin can also be affected, lack of oxygen in the liver, pigmentation problems, sometimes body odor. Vitamin C may be lacking.

The liver has six needs for its best performance. If it’s not getting enough mineral, it starts deteriorating and other organs are affected negatively as well. The top needs of the liver are: Water, Oxygen, Calcium, Vitamin A, Iron and Iodine. Consider what foods or supplements you are currently taking that feeds your liver. What is your current source of calcium? Are you drinking enough good water? Eating enough green leafy vegetables? Where is your iron coming from? We must pay attention to the needs of our body, provide for these needs in order to live our healthiest lives.

Without proper pH balance, digestion and elimination move at the wrong frequency and essential minerals and nutrients cannot be absorbed into the body. We need minerals and nutrients to function at 100%. Intramaxx is a mineral supplement that has all the minerals we need, call us to learn more and order yours.

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Can the Olive Tree be the Panacea?

By Dr. Simone Lord

The Olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated trees of civilization and bears crop, fruit for many different applications. Firstly, its fruit the olive not only gives oil when pressed but is a great nutritious appetizer. Secondly, its oil is potent and has been used by Jesus, Hippocrates, kings and queens, Olympians and champions of faith and healing all over the world for centuries.

Not only does the Mediterranean diet and extra virgin olive oil help alleviate health problems – like diabetes or fatty liver – people who consume them feel better, their skin looks better and they have a lot more energy. That’s according to Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos.

“The Olive leaf makes a marvelous, powerful cup of tea. The olive leaf has properties that studies show of being able to fight viruses, support digestive system and has been used since antiquity to help the body fight disease. It fights mucus in the system quickly, and supports great immune function. The tea is pleasant tasting and good with a bit of honey. The olive leaf can help lower blood pressure and blood sugar,” according to studies done by, and Dr. Simone Lord, a pastor and naturopath residing in Queens NY.  According to research done by Dr. Lord, the olive tree is also the biblical tree of life, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations, written about by St. John the Theologian in the book of Revelation.

The Olive Tree was said to be a gift from the goddess Athena to Greece. It has been called the tree of life. Interestingly, according to a Guardian newspaper, article written in April 2020, Greece, with a population of over 11 million people, have had only less than 100 deaths.

To date, there are significant studies that show successful usages of the olive tree, including a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil. The Mediterranean diet has many nutritional health benefits that we can all benefit from. Here is a summary of major research of the two major biophenols found in the olive leaf – oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol:

Benefits of Olive Leaf Tea or Extract: (

  • Natural antioxidant
  • Some evidence to show high antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation
  • In vitro and animal studies show that olive leaf extract has some potential activity against the influenza virus
  • Research suggests that olive leaf extract may reduce the infectivity and inhibit the replication of viruses that cause colds, influenza and lower respiratory tract infections – further clinical trials in humans are needed to validate these findings
  • Olive leaf extract has been shown to stimulate phagocytosis – which may enhance the body’s response to a viral infection
  • Gargling olive leaf tea may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat – potentially due to a reduction of inflammation and viral infectivity

Traditional natural medicine references associate olive leaf extract with many other medicinal properties, such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Astringent
  • Cardiotonic
  • Hypoglycemic
  • Hypolipidemic
  • Hypotensive
  • Immuno-stimulant
  • Inflamo-modulatory
  • Lipotropic
  • Vasodilator


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Dr. Simone Lord is a pastor and board certified naturopathic doctor. She operates Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Foods in Richmond Hill NY and Inspire NY Wellness Center in Jamaica Queens. Please visit to contact or 917-720-2485 for more information or consultation.

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Schisandra.. Meet the Super-Berry that Helps Manage Stress

Every health conscious individual is looking for the next superfood to aid in anti-aging, stress management and that is chock full of minerals, vitamins, as well as antioxidants. Schisandra berries has all the above but have not gotten the hype they deserve for enhancing longevity and improving vitality. They are also great stress inhibitors. Ashwaghanda has been in the news as a widely acclaimed Ayurvedic herbal supplement that helps the body to fight stress and adrenal fatigue. It is also claimed by many that Ashwaghanda is a powerful sexual tonic for both males and females. Having tried both and recommended both of these herbal supplements to clients, I can say that Schisandra berries works quickly and the benefits derived are noticeable within minutes. You will feel less stressed, calmer, yet mentally alert. It is always advised to talk to your physician before trying any herbal supplements.

When you’re feeling a little flustered, a cup of Schisandra berries tea will make you relax and not take out your stress on those closest to you, as humans tend to do. They are definitely not your typical berry.  This dynamic superberry counters stress by reducing the number of stress hormones in the blood.  It is considered an adaptogen, meaning that it can adapt to the broad needs of your body. Schisandra helps to decrease fatigue and improve mental and physical endurance.  Many athletes use the superberry to improve performance.

Schisandra berries helps the liver to function well, it aids the digestion system and boosts the immune system. In addition, Schisandra fights cancer cells by boosting immunity. It also beautifies the skin. To make a Schisandra berry wine tonic, soak the berries in a wine for about three to four weeks. You can also make a tea by boiling or steeping the berries, add a bit of honey and enjoy the unusual taste and thrilling benefits of these dynamic little berries.

Written by Dr. R. Simone Lord, a board certified naturopathic doctor on a mission to teach herbal wisdom and reconnect people to Mother Earth. Find her at Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Foods 116-03 Metropolitan Ave, Queens. NY.