Iodine – The Universal & Holistic Super Mineral


Iodine – The Universal & Holistic Super Mineral By Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), DD Edited by Nonnie Chrystal, B.S. Historically, as early as 1911, people normally took between 300,000 – 900,000 micrograms of Iodine daily without incident.  In 1948 there was a poorly performed and, since then, never replicated study alleging what is known as the Wolff-Chaikoff effect. The Wolff-Chaikoff effect suggested that theoretically hypothyroidism could occur as a result of excess iodine.  This study indicated a decreased dosage to 2 milligrams daily would be safer.  Although the 1948 Wolff–Chaikoff study suggested that a temporary inhibition of thyroid hormone synthesis […]

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Ayurvedic Spiritual Nutrition


My interest in live food started after receiving Shaktipat from Sw. Muktananda in 1975. It awakened the Kundalini and took me into the bliss of the Nothing. On the way down out of the nothing, a voice whispered, “You should learn to eat and live in a way that supports the Kundalini.” Over a period of the next 7 years of living on and off in India, and applying my expertise as a holistic physician to help thousands of yogis, it became clear that a proper use of live foods, guided by the principles of Ayurveda, was the most powerful […]

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Whole Person Healing Program

The Whole Person Healing assessment is for those with specific health challenges. A series of tests will determine your physical state, mineral/vitamin status, and the condition of your organs. This assessment provides you with a comprehensive understanding of your current level of physical health. Based on the findings, the Dr. Cousens develops an individualized health plan including plant-source supplements to restore biochemical balance. The following is a message from Dr. Cousens: My Whole Person Healing Assessment is a special offering for those who have chosen to make a serious commitment to their total evolution. It is not merely a one-time visit […]

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Dr. Cousens is now accepting new patients!

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Dear Friends, While we are ending some of our public programs at Tree of Life Center US, I want to announce that I will be taking on new patients beginning January 15th. New patients begin with a Whole Person Healing Assessment, which is a special offering for those who have chosen to make a serious commitment to their total evolution. It is not merely a one-time visit to access one’s physical state, mineral status, vitamin status, or the condition of one’s organs. It is a major commitment to take oneself to a whole new level of quality of life. The […]

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Facts About Fluorine


Fluorine is known as the structure, beauty, and youth element. It is found in the structural system of the body and tooth enamel. It is good for preserving bones. It helps to resist the forces of disease, beautify the body, strengthen the tendons, and knit bones. It works very well in combination with adequate calcium. Fluorine is stored in the spleen, eye structures, and elastic tissues. It influences the deepest internal tissues. One of the most important organs it affects is the spleen, which needs fluorine in order to function. Calcium will combine with fluorine to make calcium fluoride, a […]

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Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. Pranayama is the working with the breath in a way that activates the vital energy, the five pranas of the system, as well as moves the lymph and increases oxygen in the system. Pranayama is defined as yogic breathing exercises often used to activate the Kundalini energy. Pranayama is very important, and generally increases the prana of the mind and helps expand consciousness. Pranayama purifies the annamaya kosha, the kamamaya kosha, and especially the manomaya kosha. The manomaya kosha is […]

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An excerpt from Dr. Cousens ‘ book, Spiritual Nutrition: Chlorine, in its healthy food form, rather than its commercial table salt form, is present in digestive processes and glandular secretions. One of its main functions is as a cleanser in the body. A deficiency of chlorine will contribute to a sluggish liver and glandular and lymphatic swelling. The human body contains about three-fourths ounce of chlorine. Chlorine unites with potassium to work within the muscle system and gives tone to the motor centers. It also can help excite the sexual system. Chlorine helps support the blood cell function, and is […]

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Why We Count on Calcium


Calcium is one of the key minerals for health. It’s hard to say which minerals are most important as they all carry the vibrations of all life. Even so, we know Calcium is definitely one of the top 7 most important.  It is the alkalizing mineral of structure and solidity. Calcium has a powerful attraction for oxygen, as well as sulfur, silicon, and carbon. In a 150-pound man, calcium accounts for about 3 pounds, 12 ounces in the body. Calcium is responsible for solidity, as well as movement. It’s essential for walking, as well as doing physical and mental activities. Without […]

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🌎 The Kapha Dosha 💧

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The kapha principle can be translated as biological water. It is considered to be formed from earth and water elements. Kapha governs the structure of the body. It is the principle that holds the cells together and forms the muscle, fat, bone, and sinew. The primary function of Kapha is protection. The Kapha dosha also regulates biological strength, vigor, stability, and natural tissue resistance. It lubricates the joints, moisturizes the skin, gives energy to the heart and lungs, helps heal wounds, and fills the spaces in the body. Kapha activates the anabolic or growth forces in the body – one […]

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Apply the Rainbow Diet Throughout Your Day!

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Balance is the key to the Rainbow Diet. The application of the diet is based on the idea that all chakras, even though they have different vibratory rates and different types of awareness, are created equal. All of them must be nourished. The Rainbow Diet calls for the full spectrum of foods for the full spectrum of the chakras throughout the spectrum of the day. The morning starts with the first three chakras: red, orange, and yellow-gold. Midday is the third through the fifth chakras: yellow-gold, green, and blue in color. Evening is the fifth through the seventh chakras: blue, […]

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