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Lemons: the Healing Wonder fruit

A superfood for multiple ailments and catalyst for sustainability of general health and vitality

Category: HealthSciencePermaculture

Date: 10 September 2011

Author: Summarised by Arseny Peisakhov

Description: A truly wonderful creation of nature, Lemons posess invaluable healing properties. They are also one of the only known predominantly anionic foods on the planet. Read on...


Who can Benefit from Lemon Water

Lemon water is used in every person that can tolerate it. That is, if there is no allergy to lemon (a very few have a true allergy to lemon) and no active ulcers, then all adults and most children should use the lemon water.

The purpose of the lemon is to:

  • Provide a natural strengthening agent to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
  • The liver can make more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element.
  • The lemon helps fix oxygen and calciums in the liver because it regulates blood carbohydrate levels which affect the blood oxygen levels.

Dr. Beddoe also cites an article by Dr. Michael Lesser on the medical promise of citric acid in Anabolism, Journal of Preventive Medicine. He uses this article to validate the value of using fresh lemon juice daily: "It appears that citric acid, the major carrier of biochemicals in the body's energy system, shows important promise, primarily because of its excellent properties as a chelator. Its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium offers major promise in the successful treatment of pancreatic stones and has also been employed to dissolve kidney stones. Since calcium deposits are of major significance in the much greater problem of hardening of the arteries, citric acid may possibly contribute to a safe and effective reversal of this widespread degenerative disease."

Even though medical doctors are not currently employing lemon juice in the treatment of the above conditions, this article substantiates the fact that one of the benefits of fresh lemon water is the way the citric acid is able to act upon the body's systems differently than any other food.

  1. Jethro Kloss 'Back to Eden', ISBN: 978-094098-509-4
  2. Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe 'Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition', ISBN: 978-188120-101-4
  3. Weston A. Price 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration', Keats Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-087983-816-4
2012-05-06  18:12:52
A daily intake of Lemon Water works wonders on the immune system. I personally like to make Honey, Lemon, Ginger tea - Honey for sweetness and Ginger for a light spicy effect. Don't use boiling water.
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