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Rejuvenation Program Part Ten: Yoga

Fred Liers PhD yoga rejuvenation program part tenThe HPDI Rejuvenation Program provides practices, protocols, and recommendations proven effective over nearly three decades. It is a complete program to rejuvenate, regenerate, and boost vitality to body, mind, and spirit. It is especially helpful for those who want to restore health.

The program emphasizes establishing basic nutrition, foundational supplement formulas, and high-RNA Rejuvenate!™ superfoods and other sources of dietary nucleic acids. The program rests on six elements: 1) Attitude/Commitment, 2) Detoxification, 3) Preventing Toxicity, 4) Health Building Nutrition, 5) Building Powerful Immunity, and 6) Supporting Protocols.

The six foundational elements remain powerful individually, but act synergistically when combined to support optimal health. The results are greatly improved capabilities for your body to heal, regenerate, rejuvenate, and restore its vitality.

In Part Nine of the Rejuvenation Program, we discussed Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is an important supporting protocol in the Master Rejuvenation Program.

SUPPORTING PROTOCOLS FOR REJUVENATION

In this article, we present another supporting protocol in our Rejuvenation Program: the Yoga Program. The Yoga Program is an important protocol within our Rejuvenation Program that builds strength, increases flexibility, and enhances movement of blood, lymph, and energy throughout the body. It has been said that where there is stasis of blood, lymph, and energy there is illness. In this regard yoga joins our other supporting protocols that enhance cellular health throughout the body. In addition, yoga works to significantly reduce stress and enhance overall well being.

THE YOGA PROGRAM

Yoga refers to physical and mental disciplines and meditative practices that developed within the spiritual and philosophical traditions of ancient India. The topic of yoga is large and complex due to its relationships with these traditions. However, modern yoga derives from these traditional practices. Yoga in the West primarily is associated with “Hatha” yoga, including its asanas (poses) and pranayama (regulation of breath) both historically practiced by Hindu yogis to prepare for meditation.

There are many different styles or schools of yoga available for individuals interested in practicing it. Some are more vigorous than others. In addition, most yoga studios offer a variety of classes that can include gentle or restorative yoga, and levels from beginner to advanced.

While often viewed as solely as a form of physical exercise that can offer improved flexibility and useful for stress reduction, yoga actually provides many more benefits for body, mind, and spirit. In this sense, it can be seen as a holistic practice that integrates many aspects of being.

From the perspective of physical rejuvenation, benefits include increased circulation of blood and lymph, greater oxygenation of tissues, facilitation of detoxification processes, improved physical alignment and flexibility, reduction in stress chemicals, improved digestion and/or elimination, and support for cleansing of tissues and organs.

A FEW BENEFITS OF YOGA

– Stimulates Detoxification Processes
– Improved Lymph Flow (Supports Detoxification)
– Massage of Internal Organs (Supports Detoxification)
– Increased Respiratory Rate
– Improved Cardiovascular Function
– Better Gastrointestinal and Elimination Function
– Stronger Immunity
– Improved Sleep
– Reduced Blood Pressure
– Lower Pulse Rate
– Increased Energy Levels
– Better Posture and Alignment
– Higher Pain Tolerance
– Greater Strength
– Improved Balance
– Stress Reduction
– Improved Mood
– Promotes Relaxation
– Greater Mind-Body-Spirit Connection
– Ideal Adjunct to Meditative Practices

This list of benefits is partial, meaning that benefits a person can gain not only include most of these benefits, but also many others depending on individual needs and how a practice is customized to meet them. In addition, many long-term practitioners of yoga find that the benefits continue to accrue over time. For example, physical conditions, mental or emotional states, and even spiritual connectedness can be significantly improved through regular practice.

As a practitioner of yoga for over a decade, I can personally attest to the capacity of yoga for supporting a lifestyle that promotes health, harmony, peace, acceptance, non-attachment, healing, and rejuvenation. I have gained nearly every benefit in the list above and many more. I have also noticed a greater opening to hidden dimensions of life, as well as increased overall contentment under all circumstances.

YOGA FOR REJUVENATION

Yoga is an ideal activity for rejuvenation, regeneration, and restoration. Beyond the benefits of regular practice by itself, yoga also is an excellent adjunct to both other forms of exercise (e.g., walking, hiking, biking, running, swimming, weight-bearing exercise, group sports, tai chi, etc.). This is not only because few types of exercise improve flexibility and range of motion to the same degree as yoga, but also because it adds additional dimensions (improved functional capacity, relaxation, & meditative elements) that complement other forms of exercise.

In fact, yoga might be considered one the most complete or “total” types of practices because it can offer both effective physical exercise and elements of relaxation that promote connection between body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

For purposes of rejuvenation, yoga also offers unique benefits, especially when combined with other elements and supporting protocols in our Rejuvenation Program. Here are benefits of yoga  specifically relating to rejuvenation (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual):

Circulation of Blood. Blood circulation brings life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients to cells. Just as importantly, it removes wastes/toxins and prevents stasis. This helps to move toxins to elimination channels and to counteract and prevent blockages or accumulation of toxins. Improved circulation itself is rejuvenating to the body.

Movement of Lymph. Whereas the heart can circulate blood, the lymphatic system has no central pump. The body must move for lymph to flow properly. Lymph is part of the circulatory system, removes toxins, and serves as a medium between the blood and cells. It is also an integral part of the immune system. Lymph can be moved by the practice of deep breathing (e.g., via pranayama or yogic breathing), but the combination of physical movement with breathing found in yoga is an ideal way to move it.

Organ Massage. Yoga effectively provides a massage to organs in the body, including the organs of detoxification (e.g., liver, gallbladder, kidneys, bladder, etc.). This serves to support optimal organ function, and therefore support and maintain their detoxification functions.

Better Alignment. Our bodies (especially our skeletal structures) are subject not only to the forces of gravity, but also to misalignments resulting from poor posture, work habits, sedentary living, insufficient movement, overuse  or misuse, or activities that actively or passively lead to misalignment. Yoga tends to realign our body structures naturally through stretching and poses that bring these structures into balance.

During a time when many individuals spend extended periods in front of a computer screen (and/or behind a driver’s wheel) holding less than natural positions, yoga is an effective means to realign the body and to help reestablish the natural posture that is necessary to maintain good health.

Gastrointestinal Function. Yoga is known to improve digestion and intestinal function and therefore can support better nutrition. The proper processing and assimilation of nutrients is critical for processes of energy production, detoxification (by supporting energy production and providing nutrients required by detoxification organs), and rejuvenation.

Improved Elimination. Properly functioning elimination channels are critical to detoxification and rejuvenation. The movements involved in yoga support and facilitate elimination of wastes that carry toxins from the body. As toxins are mobilized, captured/sequestered, and then removed, body functions improve, resulting is rejuvenation and healing. When elimination functions are compromised, toxins can accumulate to adversely affect health.

Improved Metabolism. Proper and balanced metabolism is critical for detoxification and rejuvenation. When metabolism is compromised, the body may not effectively remove toxins or may develop problems related to gastrointestinal or elimination functions. Yoga improves metabolism and helps it to remain in balance.

Greater Energy. Yoga promotes improved levels of energy and better flow of energy in the body. As noted, energy is required for processes of detoxification, but also for assimilation of nutrients, and overall body function. With greater energy comes greater functional capacity and often an improved attitude and outlook.

Stress Reduction & Positive Mood. Numerous studies indicate yoga helps reduce stress and improves outlook. This partly relates to the fact that yoga, like other forms of aerobic exercise, reduces stress chemicals, and naturally produces endorphins and other substances that reduce pain and boost mood. However, other benefits like greater energy, better alignment, and improved elimination not only contribute to stress reduction and positive mood, but also create a more balanced mental and emotional state less prone to stress. The cumulative benefits prevent the body-mind from overreacting to external stressors, thereby preserving a balanced state of mind.

Mind-Body-Spirit Connection. This perhaps is the most important benefit of yoga. Few other forms of exercise provide a connection between the body, mind, and spirit. Breath is typically matched with movement in ways that bring calm, peace, and integration. In addition, many forms of yoga end with the practice of “shivasana” (either lying down or sitting) for the purpose of relaxation. This practice is intended to unite body, mind, and spirit.

YOGA IS A POWERFUL SUPPORTING PROTOCOL IN THE HPDI REJUVENATION PROGRAM

Whether you are young, middle-aged or older, practicing yoga brings many benefits, including supporting rejuvenation. It fact, yoga may surprise you with what it provides in terms of creating overall health and well being. Few exercises are as rejuvenating, tonifying, and relaxing for the entire body.

Certain of my friends feel invigorated from a power yoga class while others gain relief from restorative yoga classes. There is a yoga style to suit every need. Typically, a home practice may be supplemented with classes at a studio, and vice versa.

It’s easy to see how yoga can become a way of life. However,  practicing just once or twice per week will bring noticeable positive changes into your life. We include the practice of yoga as one of our supporting protocols because we know how powerful it can be as modality for improving and maintaining health. Over the years we have been extremely fortunate to experience and witness for ourselves the rejuvenating effects yoga confers on everyone who practices it.

SUPPORTING PROTOCOLS ARE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL REJUVENATION

Supporting protocols are a major part of HPDI’s Rejuvenation Program. These protocols work together powerfully with the other foundational elements of the Rejuvenation Program to create health. Indeed, they often work directly to detoxify, prevent toxicity, boost immune function, leverage the benefits of a solid nutrition program, and build vitality.

You may not always be able to follow all supporting protocols in our Rejuvenation Program, yet the more you can do, the better. Because each supporting protocol supports the body in a different way, the cumulative effect is to create favorable conditions in the body that support, build, and maintain great health, naturally.

When you combine the supporting protocols with the other primary elements in the Rejuvenation Program, the results speaks for themselves: rejuvenation, regeneration, healing, and health. We hope you benefit from our recommendations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

REJUVENATION PROGRAM SERIES

Rejuvenation Program Part Nine: Acupuncture. Supporting Protocols Part Four – Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Rejuvenation Program Part Eight: Massage. Supporting Protocols Part Three – The Massage Program.

Rejuvenation Program Part Seven. Supporting Protocols Part Two – The Magnesium Chloride Program

Rejuvenation Program Part Six. Supporting Protocols Part One (garlic, hydrotherapy, and sauna therapy programs).

Rejuvenation Program Part Five. Beyond foundational supplements. Seven enhancement supplements that supercharge your health. CoenzymeQ10 and/or Ubiquinol, Myo-Mag, Hepa Plus, Nascent Iodine, Echinacea, Immune-Assist™.

Rejuvenation Program Part Four. The role of foundational supplements (multivitamin, Vitamin C / antioxidant formula, Rejuvenate!™ superfoods) for health.

Rejuvenation Program Part Three. Health building nutrition and the role of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA, nucleosides, and nucleotides).

Rejuvenation Program Part Two. Foundational elements in the HPDI Rejuvenation Program: 1) Attitude/Commitment, 2) Detoxification, 3) Preventing Toxicity, 4) Health Building Nutrition, 5) Building Powerful Immunity, and 6) Supporting Protocols.

Rejuvenation Program Part One. Introducing the HPDI Master Rejuvenation Program and its foundational elements. The importance of Attitude/Commitment.

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SUPERFOOD BARS WITH REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS

Fred Liers PhD superfood bar rejuvenate berries herbs

In April, we gave you a superfood bar recipe in “Super-Tasty Rejuvenate Superfood Bars.” That superfood bar recipe is a standard for us. But like all standards, there is nothing like variety to keep us on our toes. That recipe called for Rejuvenate! original greens, which is tasty and super healthy. But not everyone loves greens or loves them all the time.

This month’s superfood bar recipe exclusively calls for Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. Berries & Herbs provides a supremely delicious berry flavor that comes from real berries. That is, from organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries!! I wrote an extensive blog article (Be Healthy with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs) in February describing why Berries & Herbs is special (beyond just berries!) and how it supports optimal health by providing powerful nutrition.

The recipe details exactly how we made it recently. It was delicious!! In fact, it tastes so good you will find it hard to keep in the house. Yet, feel free to modify the recipe. You could add in Rejuvenate! PLUS, Rejuvenate! original greens, or whatever superfoods you like best.

Kids love this superfood bar, too – it’s so healthy for them. We encourage you to make this raw, organic nutty superfood bar as often as you like!!

Make Superfood Bars with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs

Ingredients (all raw, organic) in the order they go into the food processor:

  • 1.5 cups Pecans

  • 1.5 cups Walnuts

  • 1 cup Cashews

  • 6–8 dried Apricots (preferably soft; soak if not soft)

  • 1–2 scoops Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs

  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder

  • 1–2 Tbsp Chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds

  • 1 cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil

  • 3 Tbsp Shredded Coconut

DIRECTIONS

Grind pecans, walnuts, and cashews until fine in the food processor. Add all other ingredients one at a time, allowing each one to mix-in completely. Vary ingredients to suit your taste. For example, you could leave out cocoa powder or sesame seeds, or add sunflower seeds.

The consistency may be thick by the time you add in berries, yet still mixable. Then drizzle the oil over the top and mix it a bit as you pour (or scrape) the mix into a glass container.

If the mixture is too dry, then add the water or fluid from the apricots (or other dried fruits) if you soaked them.

Spread the mixture to the desired thickness (about 1.5 inches) and place in refrigerator. Another option is to make individual servings and wrap in wax paper. If you were going on a hike in warm weather you could freeze one or two bars to take with you. Enjoy!!

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Superfood bars made with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs taste as good as they look!!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs

Be Healthy with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs

Rejuvenate! PLUS

Rejuvenate! (original greens)

Rejuvenate! Superfoods Comparison

Super-Tasty Rejuvenate Superfood Bars

Rejuvenate! Superfoods on Twitter

Rejuvenate! Superfoods on Google+

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KIDNEY CLEANSING WITH JUICES & HERBS

Fred Liers PhD kidney cleansing rejuvenation program hpdiKidney cleansing is an important part of maintaining health. It is not difficult to cleanse your kidneys periodically. This supports good kidney health and overall health. It also can prevent bigger problems related to the kidneys from developing into health-threatening issues. Healthy kidneys are essential for vibrant living. Kidneys serve many functions,  including filtering blood. They are organs of elimination and detoxification. As such, taking care of them via kidney cleansing is not unlike changing the oil in your vehicle. Regular maintenance is far easier than the dealing with the consequences of doing nothing to support kidney health.

Kidney cleansing is part of the HPDI Rejuvenation Program. It falls under the category of detoxification, like liver cleansing. I’ve written about liver cleansing in previous articles, e.g., see Liver Cleanse with Juice & Herbs. In fact, kidney cleansing shares much in common with liver cleansing. Yet, the differences are significant.

 KIDNEY CLEANSING BASICS

There are various types of kidney cleanses available. At its simplest, kidney cleansing revolves around consuming lemon or lime juice in water. I’ve written at length on that topic in articles like Rejuvenate! Lemonade  – Delicious & Satisfying and The Summer Lemonade Diet. Drinking lots of freshly made organic lemonade or limeade (with or without superfoods like Rejuvenate! or chlorella) goes far in supporting and maintaining healthy kidneys. But kidney cleansing goes well beyond consuming lemonade.

A complete kidney cleanse usually involves specific herbal kidney teas and tinctures in addition to a citrus drink (i.e., lemonade). Also, there exist more potent protocols for naturally cleansing kidneys when dealing with issues such as kidney stones or other problems specific to kidneys. I’ll address a few of those, too.

How often? I typically perform three to five days of kidney cleansing every four months. That is, about once per season. And that’s almost always in addition to my “normal” consumption of fresh, organic lemonade for health.

Here is a basic lemonade recipe for a kidney-bladder flush:

1. KIDNEY CLEANSING LEMONADE

INGREDIENTS: JUICE OF ONE MEDIUM LEMON AND ONE MEDIUM LIME (OR TWO OF EITHER ONE), 16–32 OUNCES PURE WATER, CAYENNE PEPPER (PINCH), MAPLE SYRUP (OPTIONAL)

Mix these ingredients in a one-quart mason jar or pitcher. Consume the entire drink within a few minutes. Then about fifteen to twenty minutes later, drink two cups of kidney-bladder tea along with one-dropperful of kidney tincture per cup of tea.

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Lemonade is a cornerstone of kidney cleansing programs

You can obtain commercial kidney teas at natural foods stores. One good commercial kidney tea is Yogi Tea’s Peach-Detox Tea. Perhaps my favorite prepared loose tea for kidney cleansing is Dr. Richard Schulze’s K-B Tea (available from American Botanical Pharmacy: www.herbdoc.com). You can also make your own kidney tea with loose herbs you obtain yourself from natural foods stores or herb suppliers like Pacific Botanicals (see resources section below). If you decide to make your own kidney tea, here is a basic recipe:

2. KIDNEY CLEANSING TEA RECIPE

A) UVA URSI AND JUNIPER BERRY (MIX EQUALLY; THIS WILL BE 50% OF YOUR TEA)

B) THE OTHER 50% CONSISTS OF EQUAL PARTS: CORNSILK, PARSLEY ROOT, DANDELION, HORSETAIL, GOLDENROD, HYDRANGEA ROOT, GRAVEL ROOT, MARSHMALLOW

Use one rounded tablespoon (or more) of kidney cleansing tea per sixteen ounces of boiling water for this tea. Pour water over tea and let steep. You can also add fresh carrot tops or watermelon seed and rind at the time you make the tea. Drink two cups of this tea about fifteen minutes after you drink the lemonade drink. Ideally, you will also drink one or two cups of this tea in the early afternoon and early evening. If you require greater stone-dissolving power, you can increase the hydrangea and/or gravel root to as much as 25% of the second part of the tea mixture. Or you can try the four-day stone dissolving program (outlined below).

It’s fine to make one or two servings of kidney cleansing tea at a time. But I typically prefer to make larger amounts and simply re-heat it during the day. For example, I usually place six tablespoons of kidney tea into 60 ounces of water in a steel or glass pot (yielding six cups for the day). I usually do this the night before I plan to make the tea allowing the tea sit in the water overnight.

Then in the morning while I make my lemonade drink, I bring the water to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for a minute before turning off the heat. 15–20 minutes after consuming the lemonade drink, the kidney cleansing tea has cooled a bit (but remains warm). I drink two cups (16 ounces) of tea at a time. I strain the herbs when making the tea and then add them back into the pot.

At the end of the each day, I add more fresh dried kidney tea and fresh water into the pot (usually six more tablespoons of tea and 60 ounces of water (i.e., one tablespoon of kidney tea per 20 ounces of water) and repeat this process the next day. After three days, I discard all the “used” kidney tea herbs, rinse the pot, and re-start the process with fresh dried kidney tea.

While the combination of lemonade drink and kidney tea is powerful by itself, greater effects are obtained when a kidney tincture is used with the tea either placed directly into it, or consumed separately. I consume approximately one dropperful of tincture per cup of kidney cleansing tea. Kidney tinctures can be found commercially, including the one I like best, Dr. Schulze’s organic K-B tincture.

Here is a basic recipe for a kidney tincture if you decide to make one yourself using organic or wildcrafted herbs from a supplier like Pacific Botanicals:

3. KIDNEY TINCTURE/TONIC RECIPE

A) 50% OF AN EQUAL MIXTURE JUNIPER BERRIES AND UVA URSI LEAF.

B) EQUAL MIXTURE OF CORNSILK, HORSETAIL HERB, AND BURDOCK HERB. (GOLDENROD FLOWER TOPS AND PIPSISSEWA LEAF OPTIONAL)

Place all herbs in a blender with vodka. Blend thoroughly. Place blended mixture into a mason jar. Label it clearly and include the date made. Let sit for at least two weeks, but preferably one month or longer. Then pour into a large bowl using a T-shirt (or cheesecloth) as a filter. Pour the filtered liquid back into the mason jar. Discard the solids. Ideally you would create the tonic on the new moon and strain on a full moon. As noted, use one dropper (35 drops) of kidney tincture per cup of kidney tea. Because ideally you will drink 4–6 cups of kidney tea daily, you will use 4–6 droppers total (one per cup) of kidney tincture.

START KIDNEY CLEANSING

A basic kidney cleansing program (i.e., kidney cleanse) can be as little as five days long. As I mentioned, it can be as simple as drinking a few glasses of freshly made lemonade and a two or three cups of kidney tea daily. However, I find that reserving at least five days for a dedicated kidney cleanse works best. That doesn’t mean you can’t do a Master Cleanse type lemonade diet for a few days or weeks. It just means dedicated kidney cleansing provides complete support for optimal kidney function.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING KIDNEY CLEANSING

Periodic kidney cleansing with vegetable juice and kidney herbs not only cleanses and detoxifies the kidneys, but also the entire body. For example, a kidney cleanses benefits the entire urinary (renal) system, including the bladder and ureters. It will dissolve mineral buildup and is known to dissolve kidney stones of various sizes. The kidneys main job is to filter and cleanse blood. What this means is that kidney cleansing will help your kidneys do their job of filtering blood. This ultimately improves the health of your blood cells, and thereby the health of your entire body.

Kidney cleansing provides many of benefits, including providing a significant amount of hydration to the entire body. This high level of hydration will help support proper fluid and electrolyte balance in your body. One of the most important aspects of proper kidney cleansing with lemonade, herbs, and vegetable juices is that it gives the digestive system a break, and allows for simultaneous rejuvenation of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. A program for kidney cleansing can include a subprogram for bowel detoxification, which is considered by many to be a foundational aspect of detoxification. I will provide a complete kidney cleansing program (below) that includes bowel cleansing herbal formulas and routines.

There are additional benefits. Kidney cleansing is a great place to start your efforts toward overall body detoxification (i.e., detoxifications programs) because the skills learned and developed in implementing it are also applicable to liver cleansing (the subject of previous blog articles) and other modes of detoxification.

KIDNEY CLEANSING IS FUN

Another fact to consider. Kidney cleansing is fun!! Okay, it’s serious business when it comes to kidney health. It can transform you health and your life. But fundamentally, you will eventually find yourself in a state of bliss during your cleanse. I always do!! This kidney-cleansing–induced state of bliss not only relates to doing something supremely good for yourself, but more practically, it so amazingly improves your nutritional status, your alkalinity (pH), the health and vibrancy of your kidneys, your brain function, and so much more…that you simply bliss out. That’s a fact for the vast majority of people.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR KIDNEY CLEANSING

There isn’t much equipment you will need, but these items are useful:

• Citrus Juicer (manual) (steel, glass, or ceramic) for juicing lemons and/or limes.

• Citrus Press (e.g., Orange-X) (optional) for faster juicing of lemons and limes, especially for larger amounts.

• Juicer (e.g., centrifugal, twin gear, masticator, single augur, etc.) for vegetable juices.

• Blender or Vitamix (optional) for blender drinks.

• Pot (steel or glass) for boiling hot water for herbal kidney tea.

START YOUR DAY WITH LEMONADE

A kidney cleanse involves consuming the kidney cleansing lemonade drink (see recipe above) in the morning. The lemonade is followed 15–20 minutes later by a hot (or warm) herbal tea containing kidney herbs plus an herbal kidney tincture formula (see recipe above). In addition to the kidney tincture, other useful tinctures include echincea tincture or detoxification herb tincture (see resource section below). You will again consume the tea and kidney tincture several times during the day. That is, drink two cups (16 ounces) of kidney tea 15–20 minutes after the kidney drink, and then drink an additional 1–2 cups twice during the day. Make sure to take a dropperful of kidney tincture per cup either in the tea itself or separately, if you prefer.

Fresh vegetable juices and superfoods are consumed after the lemonade kidney drink, kidney tea, and kidney tinctures. Drink at least 64 ounces (two quarts) of fresh vegetable juice daily in divided doses mixed with superfoods. Consume up to 128 ounces (one gallon) of fresh juice daily.

You can do a kidney cleansing program for as little as three days or for as long as three months (or longer) depending on individual needs. At longer durations, one week of kidney cleansing can be alternated with one week of liver cleansing or bowel cleansing.

After a long period of kidney cleansing (e.g., two or three weeks) it may be desirable to take at least a short break from herbs and tinctures. Continue with fresh vegetable juices and superfoods, and any additional protocols you may decide to follow.

You can initially aim for five to seven days of kidney cleansing. This can include one day of raw foods at the start and another day of raw foods at the end. Thus, a five day kidney cleanse might start with a day of raw foods (plus juices, teas, and tinctures) followed by three days of only juices, teas, and tinctures, and then finish with another day of raw foods (plus juices, teas, and tinctures). This schedule can work for individuals on the job, because it can start on a Thursday and end the following Monday.

NOW START JUICING

After consuming the morning lemonade drink, herbal tea, and tinctures, wait at least 15 minutes before consuming juice and superfoods. As noted, you can drink up to four quarts (one gallon) of juice daily (and two quarts minimum), so don’t hesitate to get started consuming fresh juice. Drink juice as often you like and whenever you feel hungry. Spacing your juice intake during the day may work best to keep up your energy. You may experience lulls in your energy levels. This is normal during kidney cleansing. Fortunately, more caloric energy is available in the form of fresh juice, so drink up!

Many people enjoy their superfoods added directly into their juice. Others prefer to drink superfoods separately in water. Because you will be consuming plenty of fresh juice and pure water, experiment to see what you like best. Superfoods can be very energizing, which also means they work well with vegetable juice to provide energy. You may wish to take most of your superfoods earlier in the day (e.g., between 9 am and 1 pm) in order to avoid over-energizing yourself as the day winds down.

WE RECOMMEND REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS

We recommend taking Rejuvenate! superfoods during kidney cleansing. I primarily use original Rejuvenate! because it provides the most chlorella, which is highly cleansing and detoxifying for the entire body. All Rejuvenate! superfoods taste good (yet everyone has their favorite). I prefer Rejuvenate! (original greens) for purposes of cleansing and detoxification, but all of them provide therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids. Few people get adequate levels of nucleic acids in their diet.

Dr. Benjamin S. Frank asserted that nucleic acids are essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. I personally feel the difference when I consumer sufficient dietary nucleic acids (about 300 mg daily minimum for me). That’s about the amount of nucleic acids provided by one scoop of Rejuvenate! (any version since they all provide about the same amount per serving). 300 mg (the amount of nucleic acids provided in one scoop of Rejuvenate! original) makes a noticeable difference in my energy level, feelings of well being, and improved appearance.

I recommend taking three to six scoops (or more) daily because the benefit continue to accrue at higher levels. 1,500 mg (the amount of nucleic acids in five scoops of original Rejuvenate!) seems to be an optimal amount to take per day. More than that amount doesn’t appear to give me any additional benefits, but I definitely notice a corresponding decrease in benefits when I consume smaller daily servings.

rejuvenate original kidney cleansing

Rejuvenate!™ original greens provides 42 servings per container

FOUNDATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS & ENHANCEMENT FORMULAS

I always recommend taking four foundational supplements daily. The four supplements are a high-potency multivitamin (like Mighty Multi-Vite!™), essential fats, antioxidant / vitamin C formula (like Ultimate Protector™ or PRO-C™), and a Rejuvenate! superfood. I have discussed the importance of foundational supplements in other articles, including Rejuvenation Program: Part Four.

During kidney cleansing, simply continue taking your supplements with juice. HPDI also recommends seven enhancement supplements important for building and maintaining optimal health. Enhancement supplements include: CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or ubiquinolMyo-Mag (magnesium & malic acid), Hepa Plus (liver support formula), Nascent Iodine, echinacea, and Immune-Assist. HPDI offers all of these formulas. Your use of enhancement supplements will depend upon your individual needs, but most individuals will gain significant benefits from taking them. To learn more, see Rejuvenation Program: Part Five.

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT PRACTICES

Other important practices you may wish to include during the remainder of the day after a morning kidney lemonade drink and kidney herbal tea include: 1) bowel cleansing herbs (no need to take a break from these herbs); 2) liquids (other than kidney tea), including herbal teas and pure water (try to drink at least a few quarts in addition to vegetable juices during the day), 3) exercise (preferably one hour) (at the intensity of your choice, but walking and yoga are good, especially for moving lymph fluid), 4) meditation, affirmations, prayer/mantras, deep breathing exercises, journaling, etc. to relax and center the mind.

If there is a particularly affected area of the body that you wish to heal, you may include hydrotherapy (e.g., hot and cold showers), sauna therapy, castor oil packs, or poultices (e.g., a drawing poultice). I have detailed some of these important practices in my articles on the Rejuvenation Program, including supporting protocols for rejuvenation. I won’t go into much detail here, but you can refer back to my series of ten blog articles on the Rejuvenation Program, and to the Rejuvenation Program page itself, which is on our main website.

If there are any practices or protocols that are important to you, then definitely consider adding them into your kidney cleansing routine. I make many suggestions, but you may know (or learn) what works best for you in terms of practices that will make your kidney cleansing experience better. Please include them!!

I won’t go into much detail at this point regarding many important practices that can support successful kidney cleansing. But I will address the beneficial role of parsley, garlic, and watermelon, as well as the topic of bowel cleansing. I have discussed bowel cleansing in previous posts (see Rejuvenation Program: Part Two), but I feel it is particularly valuable during kidney cleansing.

SPECIAL ROUTINES FOR KIDNEY CLEANSING

Beyond the basic kidney cleansing regimen I discuss above, there are several other routines that can boost kidney health. You can find ways to incorporate these routines or practices into the lemonade-based kidney cleanse, but they also work very well on their own. And for individuals who require kidney cleansing beyond the basic lemonade- and kidney herb-based routine, these special routines may be the very ones that make the difference in terms of kidney health.

PARSLEY JUICE

Consuming fresh parsley and drinking parsley tea are great for kidney cleansing. The most therapeutic form of parsley for kidney health is fresh parsley juice. Run it through your juicer. The best juicers for leafy green vegetables are twin gear (like Green Star), masticator (Champion), and single augur (Hurom). Common centrifugal juicers won’t juice parsley quite as well, but if that’s all you have then by all means use it.

Tip: If you’re using a centrifugal juicer for greens, then consider running the fresh pulp through the juicer a second time. This will help maximize the amount of green juice you obtain.

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Parsley is an excellent kidney tonic.

Garlic is another great herb not just for kidneys, but for the entire urinary tract and indeed the whole body. One neat thing I discovered is that if you juice fresh garlic with fresh parsley, then the parsley removes nearly all the garlic smell and taste. I have juiced a huge, spreading parsley plant from the garden along with an entire bulb of garlic. And you’d never know there was any garlic in the juice. Just use good judgement. If you’re just juicing a handful of parsley, then maybe just juice a a clove or two of garlic. Another tip. Put the garlic through the juicer first, and then add the parsley. That way the parsley deodorizes the garlic.

WATERMELON

Consuming watermelon is healthy for kidneys and urinary tract. If you eat one or two medium- to large-sized watermelons in a day, then you will definitely benefit from it. But like all the other foods I’ve talked about, juicing watermelon is really the most therapeutic. This is largely because it is the watermelon rind that provides significant benefits. It is much easier to juice the rind (since most people won’t eat it) right along with the red, meaty parts and the juice still tastes good. The rind also contains bioavailable minerals (like natural sodium) that are beneficial to kidneys.

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Watermelon is a tasty kidney cleansing food.

Also note that watermelon seeds are beneficial for kidneys, so try to eat and juice varieties that are not seedless. Seedless varieties undoubtedly offer benefits, but watermelon seeds–like the rinds–provide uniquely therapeutic substances.

ADDENDUM

FOUR-DAY PROGRAM FOR ELIMINATING KIDNEY STONES

Okay, I’m including a special program for individuals who are already dealing with kidney stones. There are times when the basic lemonade-based regimen is not the most effective place to start kidney cleansing. As I mentioned, kidney cleansing should be simple and easily done routinely (i.e., once every three or four months). But kidney cleansing can’t be routine if you have large numbers of stones. That is, a lemonade-based kidney cleanse has adequate power to dissolve small stones while cleansing kidneys and the entire urinary tract. When there are a significant number of stones already present in the kidneys, it is best to first use an herbal formula specifically for removing stones. Here is a formula for dissolving kidney stones and a four-day program for eliminating them.

4. HERBAL FORMULA FOR DISSOLVING KIDNEY STONES

2 Ounces Hydrangea Root

2 Ounces Gravel Root

1 Ounce Marshmallow Root

DIRECTIONS

Preferably use all organic ingredients. Take a total of five ounces of these combined roots, either cut or powdered. Take two quarts of freshly squeezed apple juice. Place half the herbs (2.5 ounces) into each quart of fresh apple juice. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning bring the mixture to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes. Let the mixture cool, strain the herbs from one quart of it. Drink the entire quart during the first day consuming about 2.5 ounces each hour. Also make sure to drink an additional two quarts (32 ounces) of water the first day. Let the other quart sit in a cool, dark place and shake it a few times daily. The next morning, strain it. Then drink this (second) quart at one ounce per hour (during the hours that you’re awake) for two days. On the days you should also consume two quarts of water and two quarts of fresh vegetable juice. On the fourth day, you should aim for a juice fast totaling 64 ounces of purified water and 64 ounces of fresh vegetable juices.

During the entire four-day period, you should consume only pure water and freshly made juices (including the strained apple juice with herbs). The idea is to gradually increase fluid intake daily. Thus, note that the first day you drink up to one additional quart of fluids, then two additional quarts on days two and three, and finally up to four quarts on the fourth day. Fasting the entire four days consuming only the fresh juices and purified water produces best results.

If you opt not to fast, then the diet should be totally raw and vegan (100% plant based) consuming only fruits, fruit juices, vegetables, and vegetable juices. Good juices include orange, cranberry, watermelon, and vegetable juice combinations such as carrot, parsley, garlic, and ginger. Also good are purified water with lemon and/or lime juice and and kidney and bladder tea (see above) at the rate of two to six cups daily.

Most people won’t need this four-day program for dissolving stones. That is, the basic kidney-cleansing lemonade program is quite effective on its own. But I feel obligated to include it for individuals who will benefit from it. For these persons (and maybe you’re one of them) dissolving stones is an important first step in the process of kidney cleansing. Once the stones are dissolved, then you can use the lemonade-based kidney cleansing regimen at any time.

I promised (above) to include a complete discussion about bowel cleansing, which is important for detoxification under any circumstances. Bowel cleansing can be performed during kidney cleansing, liver cleansing, or separately all by itself.

BOWEL CLEANSING

A BOWEL CLEANSE IS IDEAL WHILE KIDNEY CLEANSING

Many natural care practitioners say that all cleansing begins with bowel cleansing. I believe they say this partly because their experience shows that just doing a complete bowel cleanse can significantly improve their patients’ health and “cure” many maladies. Certainly, cleansing the bowel before kidney cleansing is a good idea, and will help prepare the body for it. Bowel cleansing itself no doubt is powerful. But when combined with kidney cleansing, bowel cleansing can facilitate the cleansing process, and support processes of detoxification, rejuvenation, and creation of optimal health. So, it is always a good idea to spend at least some time during kidney cleansing to perform a bowel cleanse. It can easily be done simultaneously or separately.

A basic juice flush usually acts to cleanse the bowel. However, the ultimate goal is to facilitate the body’s creation of health by engaging in practices that act synergistically to support the most complete cleanse possible. With respect to bowel cleansing, we recommend several excellent formulas that can be used while kidney cleansing. These formulas include HPDI’s own Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula, which acts to sweep the entire gastrointestinal tract.

INTESTINAL REJUVENATION FORMULA

We recommend you take Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula up to three times daily (away from food or juice) mixed with at least 12–16 ounces of water). Initially, you might just take it once daily at the level of one teaspoon. Eventually, you can work your way up to one teaspoon three times daily. It is important to make sure your bowel works well at the initial levels (1/2 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons) before increasing the dose. The reason for starting at lower levels is that some people can experience constipation (or reduced bowel transit time) initially due to increased fiber. The body eventually adjusts to it, and then the formula will help facilitate bowel action.

HOW IT CLEANSES THE BOWEL

Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula attaches onto materials in the digestive tract, helping to move them through the digestive system for elimination. The formula sweeps away blockages, debris, hard to remove materials, and even helps clear bowel pockets. The formula includes ingredients (like slippery elm and marshmallow root) known to coat and soothe gastrointestinal membranes. It not only sweeps away hardened debris, but also softens such deposits before removal, as well as protects the lining of the entire GI tract. As a consequence of its capacity to latch onto materials in the digestive tract, Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula is highly effective for detoxification.

As noted, the gastrointestinal tract is often the most toxic region of the body. When blockages occur and elimination functions are compromised, the intestines can become a source of toxicity. Any blockage or reduction in proper bowel activity can create buildup of materials requiring elimination. Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula helps remove blockages, so that the bowel can function normally.

Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula absorbs and sequesters toxins, including toxic metals (lead and mercury), industrial chemicals (PCBs), and other poisons. It thereby performs multiple detoxification functions (both physically sweeping away encrusted deposits, cleansing bowel pockets, and removing poisons that can damage the body.

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Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula is one of the most effective formulas for cleansing the bowel

AN EFFECTIVE BOWEL REGULATOR

Notably, Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula is useful both for sluggish bowel action and for too frequent bowel activity. For sluggish bowels, it adds bulk and clears the digestive tract with a sweep-like action. For overly frequent bowel action (or diarrhea), it regulates flow by controlling the rate of elimination. In this latter capacity, it has been known to prevent dehydration and fluid loss from chronic diarrhea.

As you might guess, a formula like Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula can be taken regularly or periodically, and it will always act to help regulate bowels, remove toxins, and cleanse the bowel. I take it year-round with just a few breaks.

According the the Merck Manual, the majority of Americans (and increasingly everyone around the world) will suffer from bowel pockets, if they live long enough. Most of want to live a long life with a high quality of life. Taking Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula can help prevent bowel pockets and/or help cleanse bowel pockets if they already exist. I can think of no other single reason for taking Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula than to keep the bowel free of pockets. But the other reasons for taking it, like detoxification, sequestering of poisons, and effective bowel regulation are equally compelling.

We need to continue to cleanse our GI-tract throughout our lives, and especially as we age (and our metabolism slows). Taking a formula like Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula can help extend our quality of life as we age, and perhaps extend our lives by keeping us  healthy, regular, detoxified, and free of blockages and bowel pockets.

TAKING INTESTINAL REJUVENATION FORMULA

The easiest way to take Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula is to mix it into water. I usually put it into a 16-ounce mason jar with about 12 ounces of water. Shake it vigorously until well mixed, then drink. Then you can add another four ounces of water to the jar and re-shake, then drink again. This clears the jar of any loose formula, and ensures you get the entire dose.

EFFECTIVE FOR BOWEL SLUGGISHNESS

Individuals with extremely sluggish bowels may require a stronger herbal formula to support movement in the bowel. In cases of extreme bowel sluggishness, we recommend Intestinal Formula #1 (available from Dr. Richard Schulze’s American Botanical Pharmacy). If this your case, then take Intestinal Formula #1 as directed (usually one capsule daily with dinner) until the bowel function is normalized. After function normalizes, then shift onto Intestinal Rejuvenation Formula to obtain all the benefits of a fiber and herb formula designed for sweeping the gastrointestinal tract.

Okay, I realize I’ve spoken at length about bowel cleansing in an article on kidney cleansing. It’s just that important!! So please consider starting a bowel cleanse before (or during) kidney cleansing because it can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your kidney program (and detoxification programs in general).

PERIODIC KIDNEY CLEANSING SUPPORTS OPTIMAL HEALTH

Kidney cleansing is among the best ways to improve overall health, boost energy, detoxify the body, and increase quality of life. In fact, I believe it is now essential. Given the state of the average person’s diet, the lack of proper overall nutrition, and especially the amount of toxicity in our environment (including toxicity in food, water, air, soil, and our homes and offices), there is no reason not to perform kidney cleansing regularly. That is, at least once or twice per year, and preferably once every season (spring, winter, fall, and summer).

Kidney cleansing can be an ongoing part of your lifestyle even after a you’ve completed a periodic cleanse. For example, routinely consuming fresh organic lemonade, watermelon, parsley, garlic, vegetable juices, raw foods, and kidney support herbs (e.g., kidney teas containing herbs like juniper berry, uva ursi leaf, and corn silk).

As I’ve suggested, maintaining healthy kidneys can be aided by avoiding toxins. Read Part Two of the Rejuvenation Program series (see resources below). Avoid or reduce your exposure to kidney toxic foods, liquids, and substances. This includes conventional produce (containing pesticides and GMOs) and artificial ingredients (food colorings, flavorings, preservatives, and sweeteners). Avoidance of these substances reduces your toxic load and supports kidney health.

The lemonade-based kidney cleansing program is as tasty and enjoyable as it is effective. I hope you get started on your kidney cleansing program today. And I hope you enjoy the kind of bliss that comes not only from giving your kidneys a break, but also from the improved state of health that cleaner kidneys will immediately begin providing to your entire body. Bottoms up!!

SOURCES & RESOURCES

 HPDI BLOG ARTICLES

The Summer Lemonade Diet: Refreshes, Hydrates, and Cleanses Kidneys

REJUVENATE! LEMONADE – DELICIOUS & SATISFYING

Fred’s Favorite Vegetable Juice Recipe: ‘The Doctor’

Liver Cleanse with Juices & Herbs

HPDI PRODUCTS

REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS

INTESTINAL REJUVENATION FORMULA

FOUNDATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

HEPA-PLUS

SUPPLIERS

INTEGRATEDHEALTH.COM (HPDI Products)

PACIFIC BOTANICALS (organic herbs)

BLESSED HERBS (herbs)

AMERICAN BOTANICAL PHARMACY (teas, tinctures, kits)

ADDITIONAL READING

DR. SCHULZE’S FIVE DAY KIDNEY DETOX (pdf)

THERE ARE NO INCURABLE DISEASES (pdf)

HPDI REJUVENATION PROGRAM

Rejuvenation Program: Part One 

Rejuvenation Program: Part Two

Rejuvenation Program: Part Three

Rejuvenation Program: Part Four

Rejuvenation Program: Part Five

Rejuvenation Program: Part Six

Magnesium Oil and Magnesium Chloride as a Supporting Protocol for Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation Program: Part Eight

Rejuvenation Program: Part Nine

  (Note: The practices discussed in this article are for educational purposes only. They are not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before engaging in a program of kidney cleansing.)

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REJUVENATE! LEMONADE – DELICIOUS & SATISFYING

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In the early 2000s, not long after I moved to southern Arizona, someone turned me on to a delicious drink we call “chlorella lemonade.” That person undoubtedly was my father, Dr. Hank Liers. At the time, he was into putting chlorella into different foods and drinks with an eye toward improving nutritional value. He still tinkers that way. In any event, that’s how I became enamored with chlorella lemonade. I’ve drunk it for more than a decade.

Fresh lemonade itself is a great thirst-quenching drink. Adding chlorella to lemonade improves its nutritional profile, adds significant detoxifying and healing characteristics, and makes it essentially a hydrating, alkalizing “green” drink. All without sacrificing taste. That is to say, it won’t be a deal breaker (for most people) when it comes to flavor, or texture for that matter.

While taste is a matter of opinion, the health-building characteristics of chlorella are indisputable. That doesn’t mean I never make straight-up lemonade. But I’m far more desirous of creating fresh, custom lemonade drinks using superfoods, including chlorella.

Indeed, one of my favorite drinks is a great-tasting chlorella lemonade made with fresh-squeezed organic lemons, organic grade B maple syrup, chlorella (1–3 teaspoons), and perhaps a pinch of cayenne. That’s a great basic recipe.

Over the years, we’ve created different versions of the basic recipe. Some ingredients include fresh limes, fresh hot peppers (including habanero and chiletepin peppers, blackstrap molasses, chia seeds, and chlorella, of course.

In fact, when I think of all the different versions of lemonade we’ve created, the single ingredient that sticks in my mind is chlorella. I simply love chlorella lemonade. It even tastes great to me without any maple syrup or cayenne pepper. Especially on hot summer days.

My days of drinking chlorella lemonade are far from over. But I’ve come to favor a unique kind of superfood lemonade. It’s called “Rejuvenate! Lemonade.”

THE ADVENT OF REJUVENATE! SUPERFOOD

About seven years ago (in 2007), HPDI launched its first Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood (original greens). You might call it a “chlorella-based” superfood since it’s about 40% chlorella. But it’s got a lot more than chlorella going for it. I’ll talk more about that later.

I had sample versions of Rejuvenate!™ superfood in 2006. I was taste-testing it and experimenting with various drink and smoothie recipes. One day, I ran out of my supply of chlorella just as I was planning to make a batch of chlorella lemonade. Having no chlorella available, I reached for the new Rejuvenate! formula as the best alternative I could find. To my surprise, it tasted just as good. Maybe better!!

Now I make Rejuvenate! Lemonade on a regular basis. I make it year-round, but I tend to drink more of it in the spring and summer months. It provides high-level hydration and quenches thirst supremely well.

Because Rejuvenate! is so rich in dietary nucleic acids (i.e., the richest source per unit weight among our three Rejuvenate! superfoods), I find it easier to reach my daily goals for RNA intake. That is, I aim for at least 340 mg of dietary RNA daily, but I prefer to consume 1,000–1,500 mg. Just three scoops of original Rejuvenate! puts me over 1,000 mg. I may drink two quarts of Rejuvenate! lemonade (each with 2–3 scoops of Rejuvenate!), so I can easily meet my optimal daily intake.

I drink Rejuvenate! Lemonade frequently. But about once or twice per year (usually in the warmer months), I will drink it exclusively for one to weeks. That is, I will flush (or fast) using Rejuvenate! Lemonade alone. I greatly enjoy my Rejuvenate! lemonade flushes!! In fact, I look forward to them. I will talk more about lemonade flushes or diets later.

The Rejuvenate! Lemonade recipe is delicious and amazingly nutritious. After you taste it, you may wish to consume it frequently!! As we say, it is delicious, satisfying, and detoxifying!

LET’S MAKE REJUVENATE!™ LEMONADE

Basic Recipe for Rejuvenate! Lemonade. Mix Ingredients in a Quart Jar:

• 4–6 Tbsp Organic Lemon Juice (Fresh Squeezed Best)

• 3–6 Tbsp Organic Grade B Maple Syrup

• 1–2 scoops (2–4 Tbsps) of Rejuvenate! (Original). (I sometimes add a third scoop of Rejuvenate!™.)

• Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (Organic) (Fresh or Powder) (Optional)

• Ice Cubes (Optional) (great for warm days and for keeping Rejuvenate! Lemonade cold.)

DIRECTIONS

Fill the jar with purified water. Add all ingredients, i.e., lemon juice, maple syrup (grade B), Rejuvenate!™ original, cayenne pepper (optional) and ice (optional). The order in which you add ingredients doesn’t matter so much, but fill the jar with water first to prevent Rejuvenate! from sticking to the jar. We then prefer to add the lemon juice and maple syrup before adding the Rejuvenate! because it helps make measuring easier. Shake or stir well. Enjoy!!

I typically use a one-quart mason jar. That way I can easily put the lid on the jar and shake to mix. But any quart-sized or greater jar or pitcher will work, as long as you shake or stir well. The ingredients go into suspension reasonably well, but there may be some settling. Consider re-stirring if it sits for a while. A straw or long spoon works nicely for this purpose.

Even kids love Rejuvenate! Lemonade. This means it’s a great way for them to get concentrated nutrition that supports good health, proper growth, and ensures intake of nutritious greens!!

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Rejuvenate! Lemonade is especially cooling on warm days in spring and summer.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR MAKING & USING REJUVENATE! LEMONADE

Rejuvenate! Lemonade is great for use daily or whenever you feel like it. But for those interested in taking advantage of therapeutic benefits of Rejuvenate! Lemonade, here are a few things to consider. Rejuvenate! Lemonade is an excellent kidney cleanser, supports processes of detoxification, and can helpful for weight loss,

Over the years, our recipes and therapeutic uses of lemonade have been informed and inspired by Stanley Burroughs’ The Master Cleanser and similar proven resources. Regular lemonade (e.g., our recipe minus Rejuvenate!™) actually exerts potent healing properties well beyond hydration. It can be the basis for an effective kidney cleanse or flush, especially when used in combination with certain kidney herbs (e.g., tinctures and teas), superfoods, and a complete program of juicing. That will be the subject of a forthcoming article on the HPDI blog (so look for it!!).

In The Master Cleanser, Burroughs recommends consuming regular homemade lemonade for at least 10 days and up to 40 days. If you’re interested, you should definitely check out his work because there are many considerations to take into account when doing a lemonade diet. As noted, these are somewhat different from those I might suggest for a complete kidney cleanse. But they are worth contemplating if you’re going on a lemonade diet.

Adding Rejuvenate! to lemonade boosts its therapeutic value both for every day use (e.g., to optimize intake of dietary RNA) and for therapeutic purposes like kidney cleaning. That doesn’t mean a program for cleansing kidneys (or a Master Cleanser type lemonade diet) necessarily includes Rejuvenate! superfood in every glass of lemonade. However, Rejuvenate! strongly supports detoxification which is useful when cleansing and purifying the body.

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Just as with a regular lemonade diet, you can drink 2–4 quarts of Rejuvenate! Lemonade daily as a rejuvenating, cleansing diet for a period of 1–3 weeks. I usually do a “Rejuvenate! Lemonade Diet” twice yearly for about two weeks. I will drink 2–3 quarts daily depending on my level of hunger. That is about 8–12 glasses (8 ounce) per day. Beyond that I will mostly only consume water (as per Burroughs).

However, I will sometimes add an extra scoop of Rejuvenate! to my lemonade recipe. And occasionally I drink four quarts of Rejuvenate! Lemonade in one day. The keys are flexibility, listening to your body, doing what you feel comfortable with, and what feels right to you.

Note: We at HPDI recommend taking foundational supplements, including a multivitamin, essential fats, an antioxidant / Vitamin C formula (like Ultimate Protector), and Rejuvenate! superfoods. Generally speaking this recommendation holds during times of cleansing and fasting. Maintaining intake of foundational supplements helps ensure good nutritional status during a fast, cleanse, or Rejuvenate! lemonade “diet.”

NUTRITIONALLY DENSE REJUVENATE! LEMONADE

Fresh-squeezed lemonade and “chlorella lemonade” provide significant levels of nutrients for good health. Rejuvenate! Lemonade provides even greater nutritional power.

That’s because Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood was formulated by Dr. Hank Liers not only to provide therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids, but also to include nutrients supporting the metabolic pathways that allow the body to uptake, assimilate, and utilize dietary RNA.

Nutrients such as D-ribose, magnesium, folate, and vitamin B12 are all known to support the body’s use of dietary nucleic acids (i.e., RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides). For example, D-ribose is actually the rate-limiting natural sugar (backbone) for the uptake of dietary RNA. That means if your body’s has a good supply of D-ribose, then it will use it to better assimilate dietary nucleic acids.

I include the Ingredients List and Nutrition Facts Table for Rejuvenate!™ superfood at the bottom of this article. You can also find these tables on the Rejuvenate!™ product page.

You’ll notice Rejuvenate! superfood also provides other nutrients like spirulina (blue-green algae), natural seaweeds (good source of natural iodine and other minerals), rice bran solubles (source of antioxidants like tocotrienols), and chia seeds (source of essential fats, fiber, and other nutrients).

Beyond chlorella, Rejuvenate! superfood includes other high-density sources of dietary nucleic acids like Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) (nucleic-acid rich extract from chlorella), nutritional yeast, and yeast RNA. All this adds up to a potent nucleic acid profile (i.e., better balanced than straight chlorella) and an overall nutritional content that supports optimal uptake and assimilation of dietary nucleic acids.

NOTES ON GRADE B MAPLE SYRUP, SQUEEZING LEMONS, ETC.

For individuals concerned about blood sugar issues, you can simply use less maple syrup. That is, start with maybe 1–3 Tbsp of maple syrup and adjust accordingly depending on blood glucose or glycemic symptoms. In fact, one of the reasons we recommend grade B maple syrup is because it is contains more minerals than grade A maple syrup.

Grade B maple syrup not only is visibly darker and richer than grade A, but also due to its higher nutrient content produces fewer glycemic effects. This is especially true when it’s combined with Rejuvenate!™ superfood, which includes fiber from chia seeds, rice bran solubles, etc.

Another option for improving glycemic effects is to replace maple syrup with organic blackstrap molasses. Molasses works extremely well in Rejuvenate! Lemonade. The taste is different and distinct, but typically it grows on you. For individuals who are sugar-sensitive, hypoglycemic, or tend toward low blood sugar, using molasses may be the best way to enjoy this recipe.

The maple syrup in this recipe also allows you to control calorie intake. Typically, lemonade diets are reducing diets. That is, they cleanse the body, give it a break from digesting solid foods, and support weight loss. Yet, by adjusting the amount of maple syrup in the recipe, you can encourage weight loss, maintain weight, or actually increase body weight.

Most people are not seeking to gain weight, but it’s something of which to be aware when using Rejuvenate! Lemonade for cleansing purposes. That is, don’t overdo maple syrup if you wish either to lose or just maintain weight.

Finally, we always recommend using fresh-squeezed lemons (or limes) to make Rejuvenate! Lemonade. I own a medium-size “Orange-X” citrus press, which is highly effective at making fast work of juicing lemons and limes (or other citrus fruits). I use it most during my semi-annual Rejuvenate! Lemonade flushes. Or when there’s company or I’m making larger quantities to share with friends.

For smaller amounts of lemon juice, a small hand juicer (ceramic, glass, or steel) works nicely. Or simply hand-squeeze lemons half-cut or wedged directly into your jar, glass, or pitcher.

If you are traveling or otherwise unable to squeeze fresh citrus for the recipe, then you can use an organic 100% lemon or lime juice, such as Santa Cruz brand lemon juice available in glass bottles. It won’t taste as fresh, and nutrients like enzymes and vitamins will be missing or lowered. But it is viable alternative when you have no other choice.

REJUVENATE! LEMONADE SUMMARY

Rejuvenate! Lemonade is excellent for kidney cleansing, weight loss, hydration, increased energy, mental clarity, and more. Rejuvenate! superfood provides high levels of dietary RNA and nutrient dense foods.

The winning combination of dietary nucleic acids and supporting nutrients results in a superb Rejuvenate! Lemonade providing exceptional nutritional potency. This nutritional power supports a broad range of health benefits.

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Even kids love Rejuvenate! Lemonade. It’s a tasty way for them to get greens!!

Our personal experience with Rejuvenate! Lemonade has been extremely satisfying. You will love the taste!! You will typically not be hungry (and when you are you drink more lemonade). You can lose weight rapidly (about one pound daily) for up to one or two weeks.

You may be pleasantly surprised by other benefits, too. These may include exceptional clarity of mind and significantly greater energy throughout the day.

Best of all, you can choose whether to try a Rejuvenate! Lemonade diet for a week or two, or just enjoy a single glass on a warm day!! However you make it for yourself, it will be delicious and satisfying!!

REJUVENATE!™ INGREDIENTS

Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 mg

Nutritional Yeast (no added ingredients) . . . . . .1,500 mg

D-Ribose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 mg

Chia Seeds (Organically Grown) . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000 mg

Rice Bran Solubles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000 mg

Spirulina Pacifica® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000 mg

Magnesium Malate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 mg

Magnesium Ascorbate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 mg

Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 mg

Organic Dulse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 mg

Organic Kelp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 mg

Yeast Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 mg

Calcium Folinate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 mcg

Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mcg

REJUVENATE!™ NUTRITION FACTS

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SOURCES & RESOURCES

Rejuvenate!™ (product page)

Rejuvenate! Superfood – The Original, High-RNA Superfood

High-RNA Rejuvenate! Superfood

Rejuvenate! Superfoods Product Comparison

Foundational Supplements

RECIPES

Super-Tasty Rejuvenate Superfood Bars

Super-Tasty Morning Nutritional Drinks

The Summer Lemonade Diet

Liver Cleanse with Juices & Herbs

Fred’s Favorite Vegetable Juice Recipe: “The Doctor”

HPDI REJUVENATION PROGRAM

Rejuvenation Program – Part One (Attitude & Commitment)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Two (Detox & Prevent Toxicity)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Three (Nutrition & RNA)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Four (Foundational Supplements)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Five (Enhancement Formulas)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Six (Supporting Protocols 1)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Seven (SP 2: Magnesium)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Eight (SP 3: Massage)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Nine (SP 4: Acupuncture & TCM)

Rejuvenation Program (HPDI main website)

ADDITIONAL READING

The Master Cleanser. Stanley Burroughs. Reno, NV: Burroughs Books, rev. 2004 (19th edition). An introduction to the practice and theory of using lemonade for cleansing and health.

Dr. Schulze’s 5-Day Kidney Detox. Dr. Richard Schulze. Marina Del Rey, CA: Natural Healing Publications, 2009. A practical guide to Dr. Schulze’s methods for using lemon juice, herbs, and vegetable juice for kidney detoxification.

There are No Incurable Diseases: Dr. Richard Schulze’s 30-Day Intensive Cleansing and Detoxification Program. Natural Healing Publications, 1999. Overview of Dr. Schulze’s intensive approach to cleansing, detoxification, and natural healing.

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REJUVENATE! – THE ORIGINAL, HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD

Fred Liers PhD Rejuvenate high-RNA superfood original greensLast fall, Dr. Hank wrote a short article about original Rejuvenate!™ superfood titled, “High-RNA Rejuvenate! Superfood.” In that article, he highlighted some of the history behind HPDI’s discovery of the health benefits of dietary nucleic acids. He also described the development of the first superfood formulated specifically to provide high levels of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides).

Since then, we have written several articles about dietary nucleic acids and our high-RNA Rejuvenate! superfoods, including Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. Indeed, our most popular Rejuvenate! superfoods are the ones we developed after our original Rejuvenate! formula, which we often refer to as “Rejuvenate! original greens” as a testament to the high levels of greens (like chlorella) it provides.

HPDI’s bestselling superfoods are Rejuvenate! PLUS (our lighter, sweet greens formula) with greens at a less intense level and Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs with no greens (but still offering therapeutic levels of dietary RNA). We are pleased our customers love the two newest Rejuvenate! high-RNA formulas. Indeed, that is precisely the reason we developed them – for great taste – and to offer more choice by offering both a lighter green superfood and a berry superfood without any greens.

Given the choice of three unique Rejuvenate! superfoods, why choose Rejuvenate! (original greens)? What are its benefits? What advantages are afforded by this intensely green superfood compared with our lighter, sweeter green version and our delicious berry variant? I’ll attempt to answer these questions and offer insights into the unique benefits of our original high-RNA superfood formula.

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Rejuvenate! (original greens) is formulated by Hank Liers, PhD.

WHAT MAKES “ORIGINAL” REJUVENATE! DIFFERENT?

Rejuvenate! original sells well and remains quite popular. But its demographic is different. People who love original Rejuvenate! tend to be our most health conscious customers. They might be called “health foodies.” We love these folks. Some might even call them “health nuts” which I take to describe them in the best sense of the term. In fact, I count myself among them. Such persons don’t mind (or actually crave) intense greens. They create ways to make greens pleasingly palatable by mixing original Rejuvenate! into smoothies, blender drinks, and concoctions like “Rejuvenate! Lemonade.”

Rejuvenate! original might strike some individuals’ taste buds as “hard core” nutrition best suited for the “granola crunchy” or “wheatgrass” crowd. Or perhaps ideal for those high-minded about vegetable juices, or no-nonsense about having “therapeutic” nutrients in their superfoods. A mindset favoring high-purity, high-density, high-potency and/or high-RNA in superfoods. All this may be true.

What gets lost in any attempt to put Rejuvenate! original into “health food” cubbyhole is the true identity of a powerful healing elixir that can transform health in ways undreamed by the average superfoods aficionado. That in fact, could transform not only the health, but also the very being of anyone who regularly uses it. Not just so-called power users or superfood “snobs,” but ANYONE.

However, you must first understand it. A deeper grasp of the potential life-changing aspects of this über-potent, high-RNA superfood may be your game changer. Or maybe that’s what gets you past your jilted tastebuds to the next level of nutritional adventuresome-ness. Or has you getting creative in the kitchen making smoothies the way you like them.

Some people, of course, don’t want to “think different” or try new things, especially dark green superfoods like Rejuvenate!™. It’s just not in their genes, they say. One problem with such logic is that if you’re already using Rejuvenate! superfoods (like PLUS or Berries & Herbs), then already you’re thinking different. So you may as well give original Rejuvenate! a try.

But seriously. If you are truly interested in optimal health and haven’t yet come to acquire an appreciation for Rejuvenate! the original, best-ever, high-RNA superfood, then read on.

BENEFITS UNIQUE TO REJUVENATE!™ ORIGINAL HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD

Some benefits up front. There are many elements unique to our original high-RNA superfood formula, and I will talk about them throughout this article. For now, a few important benefits compared to other Rejuvenate! superfoods include 1) greater amounts of dietary nucleic acids per unit weight (i.e., greater nucleic acid density), 2) smaller serving size (which relates to greater RNA density), 3) lower cost per serving, 4) more servings per container (actually 42!!), and 5) overall lower cost per serving (given the fact that all Rejuvenate! formulas provide approximately the same amount of dietary RNA per serving). That’s just for starters.

If these benefits don’t shiver your timbers, then read on. Many customers favor original Rejuvenate!™ for back-to-basics economic value, especially given that Rejuvenate! superfoods are sometimes considered high-end items (even if we don’t routinely think of them that way because they are foundational supplements).

In all fairness, Rejuvenate! original does NOT provide a built-in multivitamin or any added protein. Nor does it contain some of the fancier (if you will) vegetable-based antioxidant formulas and sub-formula ingredients that characterize (or even define) Rejuvenate! PLUS and especially Berries & Herbs with its truly one-of-a-kind cell-protective sub-formula offering both major cell protection and significant antioxidant power (i.e., high ORAC value).

Truly, HPDI formulated every Rejuvenate! high-RNA superfood to provide its own distinct benefits. That is, each formula has its own character and best uses. You can learn more about these differences by consulting our Rejuvenate! Product Comparison.

All Rejuvenate! superfoods provide therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids (i.e., that’s what makes them high-RNA formulas) and various levels of protein (from different sources like rice or chlorella). But the fundamental uniqueness of each formula makes each one quite distinct from the others. Of course, I will focus here on what makes Rejuvenate! original so special.

REDISCOVERING AN ORIGINAL REJUVENATE! WRITEUP

I recently came across a writeup about Rejuvenate!™ I posted on the HPDI website when we launched original Rejuvenate! superfood (about 2007). After re-reading it, I recall how excited we were to launch our original formula. Indeed, it was our first superfood product based on our new understanding of how high-RNA superfoods build, support, and maintain optimal health.

It was a heady time!! Since then we’ve launched those two other major Rejuvenate! superfoods, and witnessed the growth of the entire Rejuvenate! line. Since then, I have written extensively on the benefits of dietary nucleic acids, high-RNA foods and superfoods, and all Rejuvenate! superfoods themselves.

What strikes me about my original writeup was how much information it contained that I have not conveyed in the same in more recent posts. Also, it was a promotional writeup, which wasn’t exactly blog material. But I’m going present it here in hopes it sheds light on Rejuvenate! original greens, and on the entire Rejuvenate! line of high-RNA superfoods as they have since developed from the original formula.

I have revised the writeup and brought it up-to-date. It’s an edited version, but I’ve left it mostly as it was always. That is, informative, fact-based, and decidedly oriented toward presenting the many benefits of original Rejuvenate!™, the first high-RNA superfood formulated primarily for the purpose of providing dietary nucleic acids for optimal health, healing, recovery, performance, and overall well-being. My writeup also presents the benefits of consuming dietary nucleic acids in general, which means it’s educational in a broader sense. I hope you enjoy reading it!!

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DISCOVER THE ORIGINAL, HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD!

NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS SUPERFOOD FORMULA!
LEVERAGES DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HEALTH!!

 A NUTRITION REVOLUTION IS HERE.

Legend has it that in 1531, the Spanish explorer Ponce de León searched the New World for the “fountain of youth.” Although he never found the mythical spring, such legends abound throughout history. Descriptions of plants or elixirs restoring youth and health trace back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. The hero-king Gilgamesh retrieves the plant of everlasting life from the bottom of the sea. In the West, references to the water of life occur in 3rd-century romances celebrating the exploits of Alexander the Great. They all should’ve tried Rejuvenate!™.

REJUVENATE!™ HARNESSES NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HEALING

While historical references and legends describing plants, foods, or elixirs that restore youth may seem outlandish, does any nutrient exist that could inspire such legends? Certainly, there are many foods that generate dietary accolades from everyone from nutritionists to Hollywood stars. Everything from carrot juice to cayenne pepper is described as having powerful healing abilities. Indeed, many natural foods and substances offer incredible healing potential. Rejuvenate!™ is different. This difference will transform you. No doubt about it.

If there were nutrients that could be said to provide the greatest of benefits for rejuvenating the body, then dietary nucleic acids and their subcomponent nucleotides and nucleosides are legitimate contenders for that title. Nucleic acid nutrition and therapy offers truly remarkable results. The most common dietary nucleic acids are DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). Rejuvenate!™ is a one-of-a-kind high-RNA formula specially designed to maximize the restorative and rejuvenative powers of nucleic acids, especially RNA.

Imagine providing nutritional support to your body for combating the aging process, creating an abundance of energy, and feeling a resurgent zest for life. Rejuvenate!™ can do that for you, and much more. Increased energy and vitality, improved endurance, more lung power, smoother skin, brighter complexion, stronger muscles, and a greater sense of well-being. These are just some of the results reported in research studies and by individuals who consume the nucleic acids contained in Rejuvenate! superfood. We are so sure you’ll be pleased at the effectiveness of our new synergistic, high-RNA nucleic acid superfood. We guarantee it.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS

• GREATER ENERGY AND VITALITY

• INCREASED STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

• IMPROVED LUNG CAPACITY / EASIER BREATHING

• POSITIVE CARDIOVASCULAR EFFECTS

• SMOOTHER SKIN

• MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

• RAPID HEALING

• GREATER SENSE OF WELL BEING

• REGENERATION AND RESTORATION

(Source: Nucleic Acid Nutrition 116–117)

The beneficial effects of nucleic acids begin immediately and become increasingly noticeable within weeks. Continuous improvements generally are seen and felt thereafter over the course of weeks and months.

Rejuvenate! leverages the power of RNA and other nucleic acids to bring you these benefits in a radically different superfood formula. Rejuvenate! incorporates a variety of high-RNA superfoods, a broad spectrum of nucleic acids, and supporting nutrients. These ingredients act synergistically allowing the formula to maximize nucleic acids’ natural capacity to boost vitality and energy, as well as support processes of rejuvenation and regeneration in the body.

Rejuvenate!™ is formulated by Dr. Hank Liers of Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI). HPDI leverages substantial scientific and technical expertise, and more than 20 years of supplement design experience in bringing you Rejuvenate! high-RNA superfood. You can trust that it’s the most effective nucleic acid supplement ever formulated!

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Dietary nucleic acids exert anti-anoxic effects, boosting oxygen levels in cells.

A HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD MADE FROM SUPERFOODS

Rejuvenate!™ (original greens) is a high-RNA superfood made from superfoods. Because it contains carefully selected superfoods proven to provide nutrition and high levels of nucleic acids. Rejuvenate! includes chlorella, d-ribose, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, rice bran solubles, spirulina, Vitamin C, chlorella growth factor (CGF), magnesium, dulse, kelp, yeast RNA, folinic acid, and methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12). These high-RNA superfoods and supporting nutrients act synergistically supporting your body’s innate capacities to rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, energize, build, and heal. It also improves athletic performance.

Here are things to know about Rejuvenate!™ :

  • REJUVENATE!™ is a synergistic, high-RNA superfood supplying the important nucleic acids RNA and DNA, as well as key superfoods and nutrients that allow the body to build and utilize nucleic acids.
  • REJUVENATE!™ is remarkably effective because it is designed to provide nutrients that support regeneration, repair, growth, and healing processes in the body. It offers extremely high nutrient density; vitalizing nutrients (e.g., nucleic acids); and synergy afforded by combining these ingredients in a single formula.
  • High-RNA foods in REJUVENATE!™ include chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa), chlorella growth factor (CGF), nutritional yeast, and RNA extracts of nutritional yeast (yeast RNA). These are simply the highest-quality, highest-density sources of nucleic acids available. We provide the purest nucleic acids.
  • Chlorella offers the highest levels of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) among foods. Chlorella is a superfood all by itself. In addition, it also contains high levels of chlorophyll, a known cleanser, detoxifier, deodorizer, and healer.
  • REJUVENATE!™ provides the unique nucleotide-peptide complex known as Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) (approximately 5%), further boosting its nucleic acid content. CGF is the high-RNA, nucleic-acid-rich fraction of chlorella. There’s nothing else quite like it for boosting nucleic acid levels in the body.
  • Nutritional yeast contains a relatively high percentage of RNA (approximately 6%), as well as other nutrients. The RNA extracts of nutritional yeast in REJUVENATE!™ provide an additional source of high-quality RNA.
  • REJUVENATE!™ provides other nutritious foods, including spirulina, rice bran solubles, chia seeds, organic kelp, and organic dulse.
  • Chia seeds are an amazing superfood high in essential fats (balanced omega-3 and omega-6), protein, vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, and antioxidants. Chia is an incredible food providing sustained energy for vibrant living.
  • Vitamins, minerals, and cofactors in REJUVENATE!™ include d-ribose, magnesium (malate and ascorbate), Vitamin C, calcium folinate, and Vitamin B12 (the coenzyme methylcobalamin form).
  • REJUVENATE™ is most effective when combined with a balanced diet, exercise, and intake of foundational supplements (a multivitaminessential fats, and an antioxidant / Vitamin C formula).
  • REJUVENATE!™ contains no additives, excipients, fillers, binders, flow agents, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
  • REJUVENATE!™ is powdered for easy mixing with others powders, liquids, or foods. Packed in sturdy white plastic tubs. 100% recyclable.
  • REJUVENATE!™ is tasty in water, juices, smoothies, nut or grain beverages, and blender drinks. It is also wonderful when added to foods, including salads, fruits, soups, sandwiches, wraps, stir-fries, baked goods, etc. Use your imagination!!
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Rejuvenate!™ is the original high-RNA superfood.

HIGH-RNA, NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION

The dietary nucleic acids in high-RNA original Rejuvenate! are natural (i.e., not synthetic or genetically engineered) and are naturally found in foods. Foods containing high levels of what are known to scientists as “purines” usually also contain high levels of nucleic acids. These foods include fish, organ meats (like liver), and certain vegetables (such as beans).

High-RNA foods include superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, and nutritional yeast. Rejuvenate!™ is formulated to supplement a nutritious diet with high-quality nucleic acids from a variety of food sources, as well as provide nutrients supporting the body’s uptake, assimilation, and use of nucleic acids.

Studies prove the rejuvenating and restorative effects of dietary nucleic acids. Dr. Benjamin S. Frank’s bestselling Dr. Frank’s No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger (1976) documented his experience with thousands of patients, who experienced rejuvenated appearance (including smoother skin, brighter eyes), greater strength, increased lung power (and improved breathing), more endurance, and greater ability to tolerate temperature extremes (e.g., resistance to cold).

In Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy (1977), Dr. Frank was the first scientist to propose that exogenous nucleic acids (i.e., nucleic acids provided through diet or nutritional supplements) are actually “essential nutrients” similar to vitamins and minerals. He based this proposal on his long-term observations that very great health benefits were obtained by patients consuming nucleic acids at higher levels than could readily be synthesized in the human body.

Dr. Frank found the benefits patients obtained at higher levels far exceeded the benefits he witnessed in controls or in individuals consuming typical “modern” diets. He observed that modern diets lack nucleic acids due to processing, increased intake of  “fast foods,” and declining consumption of traditional food sources of nucleic acids like organ meats and certain vegetables.

Dr. Frank based his dietary recommendations on fish consumption (especially sardines) which contain the highest levels of nucleic acids among animal foods, and to a lesser extent on beans and certain vegetables. In contrast, Dr. Bernard Jensen built upon Dr. Frank’s work on dietary nucleic acids by expanding our understanding of the single-cell aquatic plant chlorella, which contains the highest levels of nucleic acids among all foods.

Dr. Jensen’s Chlorella: Gem of the Orient (1987) firmly establishes the critical role of nucleic acids in nutrition, and represents his best effort to educate people regarding the primary role nucleic acids play in health, healing, rejuvenation, and longevity. Dr. Jensen investigated the dietary role of chlorella in Eastern cultures including Japan and China, where millions of individuals consume chlorella daily because it is revered as a vitalizing, healing superfood.

WHAT ARE NUCLEIC ACIDS?

INTRODUCING NUCLEIC ACIDS, NUCLEOTIDES, AND NUCLEOSIDES

Nucleic acids are complex, high-molecular-weight, biochemical macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains conveying genetic information. They are involved in many bodily processes, especially energy production and communication within cells (i.e., they enable cells to use energy effectively for greater health). In the cell nucleus, RNA carries out instructions coded in DNA—instructions containing information critical for cell structure and function—which are essential for the very lives of our cells, and thereby for our lives.

When cells receive proper directions and energy to carry them out, they keep us youthful. They truly are today’s “fountain of youth.” Dietary or “exogenous” nucleic acids enable you to increase nucleic acid intake to levels that provide therapeutic benefits. Dr. Frank proposed that nucleic acids are essential nutrients. If this is the case, then receiving and maintaining adequate levels of nucleic acids is very important for the body.

Biochemically, nucleic acids are constructed of three of more nucleotides, which are monomers consisting of three components: a heterocyclic base (either a purine or a pyrimidine), a pentose (i.e., five-carbon) sugar (either ribose or deoxyribose), and a phosphate group.

Nucleotides are the structural units of DNA and RNA, as well as the cofactors coenzyme A (CoA), flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), flavin mononucleotide (FMN), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+). Many of these cofactors are used in glycolosis for generating ATP (as part of anaerobic respiration). They are also used in the Krebs cycle (or citric acid cycle), which in aerobic organisms (including humans) is part of a metabolic pathway involved in the conversion of nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) into energy (ATP) through a process of cellular respiration. Other coenzymes are involved in the pentose phosphate pathway (HMP shunt) and required for the biosynthesis 5-carbon sugars (e.g., d-ribose) and nucleic acids.

Nucleosides are glycosylamines created by the attachment of a nucleobase to a ribose or deoxyribose ring. Some nucleotides are cytidine, uridine, adenosine, guanosine, thymidine, and inosine. Nucleosides may be phosphorylated by certain kinases within cells, producing nucleotides (i.e., the molecular building blocks of DNA and RNA, as described above). Enzymes known as nucleotidases break down nucleotides into nucleosides (and phosphate).

High-RNA Rejuvenate!™ incorporates the science behind nucleic acids and puts them to work for you. The healing and rejuvenating capabilities of nucleic acids largely derive from the essential role they play in the production of energy in the body, and other critical functions. When you obtain enough of the right kinds of nucleic acids, your body produces the energy required for its optimal function. Dr. Hank Liers specifically formulated high-RNA Rejuvenate!™ superfood to give you those nucleic acids, so you can function at your best.

Learn more about Rejuvenate! (original greens), HPDI’s original high-RNA superfood formulated by Dr. Hank Liers.

HIGH-RNA SUPERFOODS ARE THE FUTURE OF NUTRITION

Nucleic acids are involved in many bodily functions, including energy production and communication within cells (i.e., they enable cells to use energy effectively for greater health). In the cell nucleus, RNA carries out instructions coded in DNA—instructions containing information critical for cell structure and function—which are essential for the very lives of our cells, and thereby for our lives. When our cells receive proper directions and energy to carry them out, they keep us youthful. They truly are the body’s own “fountain of youth.” Rejuvenate!™ is designed to build upon current knowledge regarding nucleic acids in order to help support the body’s efforts in rebuilding, restoring, and revitalizing itself.

Many traditional foods contain nucleic acids, and dietary and other exogenous nucleic acids (e.g., RNA extracts) have been used therapeutically for more than 30 years. Now the therapeutic use of dietary nucleic acids is here to stay. And Rejuvenate! original is the formula that best leverages dietary nucleic acids into an ultra-functional superfood.

Rejuvenate! is designed to provide high levels of nucleic acids, including RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides. Modern diets are deficient in nucleic acids. While food sources of nucleic acids include certain fish, organ meats, beans, yeast, and various food algae, dietary nucleic acid intake has dramatically declined in recent years.

Declines in dietary nucleic acid consumption relates to various factors and practices related to industrial agriculture, modern food processing, as well as fast food diets and diets that may be more subtly deficient in nutrients. Rejuvenate! high-RNA superfood provides therapeutic amounts of nucleic acids and other nutrients that help address deficiencies, and give the body nutrients necessary for creating health and vitality.

BACKGROUND TO NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION & THERAPY

Dr. Benjamin S. Frank’s Dr. Frank’s No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger (1976) was a bestseller that sold millions of copies. Dr. Frank’s book increased scientific and popular interest in fish as a rich source of dietary nucleic acids. Current popularity of fish and seafood consumption reflects increased awareness of nucleic acids as demonstrated in Dr. Frank’s books and research studies.

Following Dr. Frank’s research studies, Dr. Bernard Jensen helped thousands of his patients recover their health using nucleic acid therapy. In particular, Dr. Jensen dramatically raised awareness of the healing powers of nucleic acids through his publications, including Chlorella: Gem of the Orient (1987).

Dr. Frank and Dr. Jensen were ahead of their time in advancing practical applications of nucleic acid nutrition and therapy. While they did not stand alone in their efforts to promote nucleic acids for health and healing, no one has since publicized these benefits as effectively as they did. They were pioneers who helped establish the importance of nucleic acids. Their messages about nucleic acids must be shared, disseminated, and broadly applied to human nutrition.

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Dr. Bernard Jensen’s 1987 classic on chlorella as a high-RNA therapeutic food.

The purveyors of high-RNA foods such as nutritional yeast (e.g., Red Star’s Vegetarian Support Formula) typically emphasize the presence of nutritional factors other than nucleic acids, such as the B vitamins (especially B12). For example, nutritional yeast contains approximately 6% RNA, which is relatively large amount. Certain high-RNA food products like Marmite (consumed extensively in England for a century) and the well-known Vegemite (popular in Australia) are marketed or promoted as rich in B vitamins, yet a great deal of their nutritional benefits derive from their nucleic acid content. (Note: B vitamins are valuable because they work powerfully with nucleic acids to make them more effective.)

MILESTONES IN NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION AND THERAPY

• STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOOD STUDY (1948)

• DISCOVERY OF CHLORELLA GROWTH FACTOR (c. 1950) 

• CRICK, WATSON, AND WILKINS WIN NOBEL PRIZE (1962)

• DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK’S NO-AGING DIET (1976)

• DR. BERNARD JENSEN’S CHLORELLA: GEM OF THE ORIENT (1987)

• REJUVENATE!™ (original greens) (2007)

 • REJUVENATE!™ PLUS (2009) 

• REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS (2010)

Certainly it is easier to consume foods like fish, beans, nutritional yeast, and other high-RNA foods, as well as superfoods like chlorella than to comprehend the complex biochemistry of nucleic acids. The good news is that while it is desirable to be as informed as possible about nutrition, you don’t need a degree in molecular biology to experience for yourself the health benefits of nucleic acids. As described above, these outstanding benefits include greater vitality, increased strength and endurance, easier breathing, a more youthful appearance (e.g., smoother skin, fewer wrinkles), rejuvenating effects, and healing and regeneration.

Beyond eating foods high in nucleic acids, consuming Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood allows you to boost your intake of nucleic acids by providing many of these foods in a single, synergistic superfood. Rejuvenate!™ brings powerful nutrition to you in a convenient, tasty powder that mixes easily into water, blender drinks, juices, smoothies, bars, nut buttters, salads, soups, teas, etc. Your use of it is limited only by your imagination!!

APPLIED NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION

Dr. Frank pioneered the use of dietary nucleic acids in the 1960s and 1970s. Other scientists and nutritionists have grasped the significance of his work for human health and well-being. In 1962, Drs. Watson, Crick, and Wilkins won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries regarding the molecular structure of nucleic acids (and its significance for information transfer in living material), including determining the structure of DNA. Since then science has greatly expanded our knowledge about DNA, RNA, and other nucleic acids.

Yet, it is notable that in our era of amazing advances in the biological sciences, little has been done to integrate advances in genetic science with what Dr. Frank and others have shown to be true regarding nucleic acids (e.g., RNA and DNA) and high-RNA foods for nutrition and therapy. We now have the knowledge to integrate the theoretical understanding of dietary nucleic acids with their practical applications based on their proven benefits to human health. Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood is designed for this purpose. That is, to help you create optimal health!

DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS ARE FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOU!!

Which brings us back to Gilgamesh and legendary sources of youthfulness. Unlike the time of Gilgamesh, Alexander the Great, or even Ponce de León, there exists today the knowledge of nucleic acids (RNA, DNA, nucleotides, nucleosides, etc.) as powerful means for supporting rejuvenation, healing, vitality, and health. The knowledge that nucleic acids can be considered modern-day fountains of youth. That you can benefit from them today, not tomorrow, and you can do it more easily (and naturally) than you ever imagined! You will be amazed by the results.

Despite recent advances in nutritional science, few people truly comprehend the power of dietary nucleic acids and high-RNA superfoods for optimal health, healing, and things like athletic performance. But you can benefit starting now!

HPD leverages its considerable scientific expertise and more than 20 years of supplement design experience to bring you the power of dietary nucleic acids in a one-of-a-kind, high-RNA superfood. Rejuvenate!™ original represents the most effective RNA supplement formula ever designed!! Try our high-RNA superfood today to leverage the power of nucleic acids for your own health and well-being!!

DON’T MISS THE NUTRITION REVOLUTION. EXPERIENCE REJUVENATE!™.

HPDI offers you Rejuvenate!™ as the first and only dedicated, high-RNA superfood ever formulated. We applied the knowledge gleaned from the works of nucleic acid pioneers Dr. Benjamin S. Frank and Dr. Bernard Jensen. We now celebrate the launch of our Rejuvenate™ high-RNA superfood and make it available to health enthusiasts like you. This is the superfood for which you have been waiting!

We offer Rejuvenate!™ in 500 gram (1.1 lb) recyclable white plastic tubs. At 42 servings per tub (a full six week’s supply!!), there’s plenty in a single tub to see what it can do for you. Most people experience noticeable results in three weeks or less (and usually come back for more). See for yourself the benefits you can experience from our super, high-RNA formula. We guarantee it.

For fastest orders, order online. If you prefer, call toll-free 1-800-228-4265. We accept all credit cards, Paypal, personal checks, and money orders. Your order will be processed immediately.

We enjoy Rejuvenate™ and we’ve seen what it does for our health. We’re absolutely sure you’ll enjoy it and gain health benefits, too. Get started now to begin your journey into greater health!

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FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

Since I wrote the original writeup (above), we’ve launched two additional Rejuvenate! superfoods, Rejuvenate! PLUS and Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. Everyone has a favorite Rejuvenate! superfood, and some people enjoy mixing them. For example, Rejuvenate!™ (original greens) mixed with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is a winning combination we often hear about from customers (and use ourselves!!). Mixing original Rejuvenate! with other Rejuvenate superfoods is a viable option because original provides the most RNA for the least cost and the offers the highest levels of greens, which support optimal health.

All three Rejuvenate high-RNA superfoods dietary nucleic acids

Rejuvenate! superfoods offer high-RNA nutrition for optimal health.

Whatever your personal taste, consider keeping some Rejuvenate! original around to maximize your intake of dietary nucleic acids and greens. Mix and match with other Rejuvenate! superfoods and/or any other favorite ingredients. You’ll gain all the nutritional richness loaded into original Rejuvenate!™ and reap all the proven benefits from high levels of dietary nucleic acids.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rejuvenate! (original greens) (product page)

Rejuvenate!™ PLUS (product page)

Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs (product page)

Rejuvenate!™ Superfoods Side-by-Side Comparison

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