Our Approach

Wholesome Living is a wellness company committed to providing high-quality health care information. We offer an array of health management advice, which support evidence-based approaches to health and wellness. Prevention and wellness, affordability, and removing obstacles to accessibility is what we strive for. Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That's why we are committed to educating on and supplying a wide assortment of whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements. We have you covered from head to toe.

Mission

To improve the health and wellness of every person we encounter.

Vision

Every life improved through access to high-quality, affordable health food and products.

Our Goal

Our goal is to reclaim balance. When imbalance occurs, we get the signs of disease

Chances are at least one person you love is suffering from one of the top three killers—heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. All are directly linked to diet. Mainstream medicine agrees: “Foods contain nutrients essential for normal metabolic function, and when problems arise, they result from imbalances in nutrient intake and from harmful interaction with other factors. The problem is that while diet is the key not only to slimness but also to overall health and well-being, it has to be a diet that properly balances our body chemistry. Supposedly healthful regimens as low-fat diets, the food pyramid, the macrobiotic diet, the blood type diet, the metabolic type diet, high-protein and low-carbohydrate diets, the raw food diet, and vegetarianism—creates wildly imbalanced body chemistry. Supposedly healthful regimens as low-fat diets, the food pyramid, the macrobiotic diet, the blood type diet, the metabolic type diet, high-protein and low-carbohydrate diets, the raw food diet, and vegetarianism—creates wildly imbalanced body chemistry.

Chances are at least one person you love is suffering from one of the top three killers—heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. All are directly linked to diet. Mainstream medicine agrees: “Foods contain nutrients essential for normal metabolic function, and when problems arise, they result from imbalances in nutrient intake and from harmful interaction with other factors. The problem is that while diet is the key not only to slimness but also to overall health and well-being, it has to be a diet that properly balances our body chemistry. Supposedly healthful regimens as low-fat diets, the food pyramid, the macrobiotic diet, the blood type diet, the metabolic type diet, high-protein and low-carbohydrate diets, the raw food diet, and vegetarianism—creates wildly imbalanced body chemistry. Even if one way of eating does get rid of extra pounds (usually temporarily) or lower cholesterol levels or lessens digestive troubles for some people, it does not fulfill the promise of simple good health.        

Forget cholesterol and carbohydrate counts. Forget calories and fat grams. Forget blood pressure, blood sugar, hormone levels, or any of the other markers of health you’re used to at the doctor’s office.

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It turns out that the single measurement most important to your health is the pH of your blood and tissues—how acidic or alkaline it is. Different areas of the body have different ideal pH levels, but blood-and-tissue pH is the most telling of all. Just as your body temperature is rigidly regulated, the blood and tissues must be kept in a very narrow pH range—mildly basic or alkaline. The body will go to great lengths to preserve that, including wreaking havoc on other tissues or systems.

Chronic over acidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. In other words, over acidity interferes with life itself. It is at the root of all sickness, dis-ease, and disease. Over acidity is also what’s keeping you fat.

The goal is to create the proper alkaline balance within your body. The way to do that is by eating the proper balance of alkaline and acid foods. That means 80 percent of your diet must be alkalizing foods such as green vegetables. 
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(This percentage will go down somewhat once you’ve successfully rebalanced yourself. And if you’re very sick, the percentage should go up for some period of time.) That leaves much smaller portions of acid foods (such as meat and grains) on our plates. In addition, carefully chosen, high-quality alkalizing supplements will help you achieve and maintain pH balance. You’ll also need to exercise properly and adopt other alkaline lifestyle practices, like learning to manage stress. 

Bottom line: Your energy will increase, you’ll find new mental clarity and powers of concentration, you’ll build strength and stamina, and you’ll lose excess body fat while increasing muscle mass. You’ll have bright eyes and clear skin.

You’ll look better. You’ll improve your athletic performance. Your entire body will function more efficiently. Whatever health challenges you’ve been facing will improve and most likely evaporate altogether. In short, you’ll regain all the effortless, sustainable energy and wellness you thought was lost with your childhood.

With the healing, wholeness, and rejuvenation that a correct pH level brings, you’ll experience, possibly for the first time in your life, vibrant, energetic personal health. Over and over again, we’ve witnessed joy, relief, and renewed peace of mind in those who have turned a serious or chronic illness around, those who lost weight that they had been battling for years, those whose cholesterol levels dropped, blood sugars normalized, blood pressure improved, skin cleared up, itching stopped, energy returned. We’ve seen people who no longer required hypoglycaemic agent injections for their diabetes.

People whose aches and pains disappeared. Even people who had been diagnosed with cancer whose tumors vanished and who were pronounced cancer-free. 

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We hear frequently from people who haven’t been able to work for months or years who are returning to work, people whose allergies are letting up, people whose infections clear. People who are well, whole, and energetic again.  All this healing occurs because people are willing to take responsibility for their own health and make the necessary changes.

The pH balance of the human bloodstream is one of the most important biochemical balances in all of human body chemistry. But mainstream medicine does not understand—and is not yet seriously researching—how the body turns itself inside out and upside down in order to keep that balance. The human body is meant to be alkaline, and the body will go to great lengths to maintain the appropriate, slightly basic, nature of its blood and tissues. But all body functions produce acidic effects; it is all too easy and far too common for blood and tissues to become acidic. That is: The human body is alkaline by design, and acidic by function.

What that means in practice is that the body needs alkaline fuel, and that acids are created as a by-product of all human activity. Add to this activity a huge acidic dietary imbalance, and you have massive over acidification of cells, tissues, organs, and eventually blood. Such an imbalance sets the stage for chaos, opening the door to sickness and disease. Over acidification of body fluids and tissues underlies all disease, and general dis-ease as well.

For one thing, it’s only when it is acidic that the body is vulnerable to germs—in healthy base balance, germs can’t get a foothold. Furthermore, acids are the expression of all sickness and disease, as well as of dis-ease. 

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In short, good health requires a body in proper acid–base balance. Proper diet and lifestyle choices (like the ones laid out in this book) are the only way to ensure that. The relationship between acid and base is scientifically quantified on a scale of 0 to 14 known as pH—pronounced like the two letters—which stand for “potential hydrogen.” On that scale, 7 is neutral.

Below 7 is acid and above it basic, or alkaline. Technically, pH reflects the concentration of hydrogen ions (positively charged molecules) in any substance or solution. And it is measured on a logarithmic scale, meaning that each number up (or down) the scale represents a tenfold difference in value. A pH 5 acid is ten times as acidic as something with a pH of 6; a pH of 8 is ten times as alkaline as a pH of 7. Higher numbers—more alkaline numbers—mean there’s a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions or acids.

Lower numbers indicate less potential. Just know that these two kinds of chemicals—acids and bases—are opposites, and when they meet in certain ratios, they cancel each other out, creating a neutral pH. In the blood and other fluids in body tissue, however, it takes about twenty times as much base to neutralize any given amount of acid, so it’s better and easier to maintain balance than it is to regain balance when the body gets seriously out of sorts.

Vanessa's Story

From Hopeless to

Hope-filled

My story begins in March 2015 when I felt ill for the first time. What was thought to be a middle-ear infection, turned out to be a brain tumor which the MRI scan revealed on the 28th of April the same year.

Brain Tumor Testimony

BY VANESSA WEITSZ 
(RUIMSIG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA)

On the 4th of May I heard from a neurosurgeon what nobody wants to hear. This meningioma (slow-growing benign brain tumour) was completely life-threatening. The first neurosurgeon I consulted told me that he did not have any good news for me. He told me to “get my affairs in order”. His advice was to do surgery as soon as possible. He reported that the constriction of water-flow to my brain would eventually cause me to fall into unconsciousness which I will not come out of and which would ultimately lead to death.

The surgery, I was told, would hold with it many complications as the tumour had made its home in and around my facial nerves. The neurosurgeon assured me of permanent facial paralysis on the right side of my face. He assured me that my right ear’s ability to hear would be completely lost and that my right eye would most probably never function optimally again. He told me that there was a great probability that I may lose my ability to swallow and would have to be fed through a tube for the rest of my life.

I went for a second opinion on the same day. The neurosurgeon at Milpark Hospital could not deny the first neurosurgeon’s claims, but his opinion on water-­flow to my brain was that I had time, seeing that the tumour was slow-­growing. We set a date for radical surgery on the 22nd of May. It left me with three weeks to consider my options.

X-ray Scan of Brain tumor

I went for a second opinion on the same day. The neurosurgeon at Milpark Hospital could not deny the first neurosurgeon’s claims, but his opinion on water-flow to my brain was that I had time, seeing that the tumour was slow-growing. We set a date for radical surgery on the 22nd of May. It left me with three weeks to consider my options.

I started researching immediately. My studies led me to consult a nutritional advisor, Madaleine Helm. All of a sudden, a whole new world of viewing food as the biggest agent attributing to health or illness, opened up for me. Health and nutrition became a great passion rather quickly. My research led me to investigate alternative medicine and natural healing processes. My focus was on detoxing my body by getting rid of most of the acid in my system and to get my alkalinity level above 7 on the pH scale.

It was very obvious to me that in such a state of great health it would be difficult for any disease to survive. I immediately cut all sugar, gluten, dairy, coffee and most animal products from my diet. I replaced all “dead food” with live enzyme food. This is where the AIM products started to play a great role in my food intake. I used Barleylife, Leafgreens, Carrot Juice, Redibeets and Florafood as well as Renewed Balance Cream. I quickly learned that I could count on AIM products to give me an alkalized system if I used them correctly and consistently.

4 Days prior to my surgery date I decided that I wouldn’t go through with it. I was completely convinced that I could soften and shrink the tumour by starving it. For 4 months I continued diligently on my journey of “eating myself to optimal health”.

At the end of August 2015, I went for another MRI scan. Although the tumor was still there, it was however evident that its consistency had changed. The nutrients I received by eating healthily and using the AIM products, caused the hard protein cover of the tumour to soften. By oxygenating my cells, my immune system was able to fight this unwanted substance in my brain. In being prepared physically and mentally, I decided to have this mass removed. I had a lot of confidence that my neurosurgeon would be able to remove it easily because it wasn’t a stubborn hard tumour anymore. Faith played a great role too; I was encouraged and believed that this was now the right time to go for surgery. On the 15th of September I had a 9-hour surgery.

Besides temporary facial paralysis, all nerves responded positively. Against all expectations, there was close to none nerve damage. I recovered remarkably well after a 9 Hour Radical Surgery. Evident partial facial paralysis which I recovered from completely 3 months later, after doctors suspected it would only clear up in 8 to 12 months.

I am so grateful and pleased to say that it was a complete success. The neurosurgeon’s plan was to only remove half of the tumour, and use radiation on the rest. That wasn’t necessary as the whole tumour was soft and was removed without a struggle.

It’s been almost 3 years now and my body is in full working condition. Since my journey started I never used any medicine at all. I sustain minor nerve damage in my right upper lip, but it’s barely noticeable. My neurosurgeon stands amazed at my recovery, after being so certain I would have lost all hearing in my right ear. In fact, he asked if I had a “special connection with God”. The ICU nurses told me at that time, that in all their experience their opinion was that my recovery was totally remarkable.

I give all the glory to God for leading me in the way of nutrition. Every day I’m inspired to live life whole-­heartedly. 
To God be the Glory!

Vanessa Weitz

(44 years old) Ruimsig, Gauteng, South Africa