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Diabetes and pH

Many people have been wondering how one's body pH connects with Diabetes. After studying and researching we have concluded that Diabetes is directly related to the pH of your body. A high acidic pH level puts all the body's organs at risk but we will focus on the pancreas and liver for now.

Due to the important role played by the liver in removing acid waste from the body, liver functions are particularly at risk when acids accumulate in the body. When acidity prevents the liver and pancreas from regulating blood sugar, the risk of Diabetes will increase.

Not only does high acidity make you vulnerable to Diabetes, the impact of Diabetes on the body increases the level of acid waste. Therefore improper pH balance puts diabetics at greater risk for complications such as kidney failure, gangrene and blindness.

A diabetic suffers from an excess of glucose in the bloodstream, glucose that cannot be delivered properly to the body's cells due to lack of insulin.
when the glucose is not delivered properly to the body's cells the cell starts to malfunction. Acid that is not filtered out or stored in fact cells can attach to and harden the cell walls, further preventing the cells from absorbing nutrients. Eventually the cells die, starting with the glucose-dependent eyes and the extremities where it is more difficult for nutrients to reach.

Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the body leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, possible total kidney failure, and most degenerative diseases.

Fortunately, when you significantly reduce the acids in your body it is most likely to lead to organ regeneration and improved health. A diet that's more alkaline can help you reverse the damage caused by acidity and Diabetes. The right combination of quality plant minerals, for example, can help your body break down and escort the excessive acid waste out of your body.

Adding plant vitamins and minerals daily from fresh fruits and vegetables will help increase your alkalinity. Real "mineral rich" rood is what makes the difference. Your body is not able to use the laboratory manufactured 'supplements' that are so widely available.

If you raise the pH level of your body it will be empowered to repair itself the way it was designed.

Health Benefits of Chocolate Mint Tea

How is everyone today? It certainly has been an interesting couple of months. With spring slow to start we're running around trying to get all our Stevia plants started in enough time to have them mature to plant! We will probably be planting our new Stevia plants in about three weeks. It was nice and warm yesterday it was 21C (about 70F) and a couple of days ago it was 25C (about 77F), and we're loving the warmth! It rained a little yesterday, which put a damper on Phil's plans to rotovate the soon to be Stevia beds.

We have been researching our teas and here's what we found on our most popular Suede Hills Chocolate Mint Stevia Bark Tea.

You may not know but Chocolate Mint is an herb, just like peppermint or spearmint. Our Chocolate Mint Tea does not contain any chocolate, just Chocolate Mint and Stevia Bark. Aside from being our best seller, it is also VERY good for you! There are a ton of health benefits of the fairly unknown mint herb!

  • aides with respiratory disorders
  • anti-inflammatory activity
  • gets rid of nagging headaches
  • helps people with insomnia
  • helps with asthma
  • helps with eczema
  • increases bone strength
  • helps with hypertension
  • helps combat allergies
  • helps combat Aging
  • eases severe stomach cramps
  • brings relief to asthmatic and other similar conditions
  • boosts the immune system of human body
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-viral
  • anti-mutagenic qualities

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Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea

When drinking tea, often people don't realize the kind of health benefits that they can potentially consume while drinking their teas.

Suede Hills Spearmint Stevia Bark Tea, for example, is one of the most diverse teas there is. It provides help with a wide range of problems and tastes pleasant!

"Spearmint Tea helps to relieve bloating, calms the stomach, aids in digestion, calms the nerves."

Suede Hills Spearmint Stevia Bark Tea is thought to:

  • Protect the body against the formation of cancerous cells.

  • Inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus.

  • Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome as it relaxes the muscles in and around the intestine.

  • Combat bad breath.

  • Cleanse the blood.

  • Clear up acne.

  • Relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.

  • Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages.

  • Being an excellent source of beta-carotene, spearmint improves eye sight, fights against acne and helps in attaining smooth and radiant skin.

  • Spearmint leaves increase the body's metabolism, thus burning out the excess fat.

  • Spearmint essential oil relieves the symptoms of stomach aches, muscle spasms and IBS, thereby relaxing the smooth muscles.

Note: Leaves containing rosmarinic acid assist in relieving the symptoms of congestion and blocked nose, thus easing breathing and keeping the airways open. The leaves of the spearmint tree aid in conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis, and so on.

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Fruit Facts

With Spring knocking at our door I thought I'd put up some interesting fruit facts!


applesApples are high in a photochemical called Quercetin. Quercetin prevents the release of histamine, which reduces inflammation. This is believed by researchers to play a key role in the apple's protective effects against heart disease. Apples are also a good source of pectin, which is known to help to lower cholesterol.


bananaBananas are an excellent source for potassium. Potassium is a key electrolyte which plays important roles in regulating fluid balance, which is essential for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Foods which are high in potassium are considered to be heart healthy because they help to lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.


Cantaloupe and OrangesCantaloupe contains a substance called adenosine which is used as a blood thinner and to relieve angina attacks in individuals who suffer from heart disease.


Oranges are a good source of pectin, a dietary fiber which is well known for its effectiveness at lowering cholesterol levels. Whole fruit contains more pectin than fruit juice. Eating 15 grams or more of fruit pectin each day has been to reduce cholesterol levels by 10 %. One whole orange contains about 7.5 grams of pectin. This means that eating 2 oranges each day will result in a 20% reduced risk of heart disease!

A positive link between Potassium-rich and bicarbonate-rich foods indices of bone health

10 million Americans have Osteoporosis with 17.9 billion spent per year in the US and 13.9 billion in Europe. Health-related benefits of a high intake of potassium-rich and bicarbonate-rich (veggies and fruit) on disease prevention have been gaining attention.

A positive link between Potassium-rich and bicarbonate-rich foods indices of bone health. Studies have shown specific associations between nutrients found in abundance in fruits and veggies and both axial and peripheral bone mass and markers of bone resorption. Women in the lowest quartile of intake for Potassium, Magnesium, fiber, vitamin C, Beta-Carotene had significantly lower lumbar spine and femoral neck Bone Mineral Density (BMD).

Another study women with low intakes of those same nutrients were found to have lower forearm bone mass and higher bone resorption. Studies from APOSSI (Aberdeen Prospective Osteoporosis Screening Study) has shown consistent longitudinal beneficial effect of fruit and veggies nutrients on bone loss in premenopausal women.

Also if fruit intake raised from 3.6-9.5 daily servings decreased urinary calcium excretion from 157 to 110 mg/d. Higher fruit and vegetable diet reduced the "Acid Load" compared to the control diet and conserved calcium for bone retention. This diet reduced bone fragmentation by 8-10% and bone resorption by 16-18%. A recent Swiss study suggests a strong beneficial effect of alkali supplementation in osteopenic women.

Disturbing Info About Splenda

Okay so in my researching throughout the day I found out a few things. Splenda, which I have known is bad for you for a while has just gotten more infamous on my list.

Most people do because they've tried the White Processed/Bleached Stevia Powders and didn't like the bitter aftertaste. The truth is here that Splenda is a sugar derivative. Basically they take sugar and add three Chlorine anions(Cl-) to sugar to make it different. No big deal right?

Wrong! Apparently Splenda, when ingested is broken down into Formaldehyde. If this sounds familiar that's because it was used for a very long time in preserving objects such as internal organs for future study. (I'm sure most people remember dissecting a frog or cat, up until recently they used formaldehyde) The FDA says Splenda is still okay, however there have been many studies where the lab mice produced cancer, the male mice became infertile and the female mice had more miscarriages and pregnancy problems.

What I've also found is that for every tiny packet you use (in which you think there are 0 Calories) there are actually 4 Cal. There is a loophole somewhere that says if there are less than 10 Cal per ounce(or something like that) that they can claim 0 Calories! That's horrible!

Anyways, I had never known how Splenda was made, but now that I know I'm definitely against it!

Look the whole point of this is...the less processed your food and sweeteners are the better for you they're going to be! The less chemicals used on your foods the better!

Make sure you read the ingredients on the box of Stevia or sweetener you buy, you might be surprised! If you're looking for an alternative sweetener and want to try Stevia, make sure the powder you buy is GREEN! If it's not green it's been chemically processed!

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Stevia Recipes - Decendent Desserts

So it's a new year and I know people around the world are making resolutions about losing weight or eating healthier. Most of us have, at one point or another made a resolution about getting fit, losing weight, or eating healthier. If you haven't cut out those nasty fake sugars such as Splenda or other sugar substitutes, that is a good way to keep your resolution.

You might ask 'How will I live without my sweets every now and then?' You don't need those over processed sweeteners. Nature has provided us with a plant called Stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener, meaning from the moment you pick a leaf off the plant it's sweet!

Stevia powders are becoming more and more popular, but not many people understand what it is or how to use it. Let me answer a few questions I've gotten recently. Stevia is naturally 10x sweeter than sugar.

If you're looking for a ratio 1 Teaspoon of Suede Hills Green Stevia Powder = approx. 1 cup of sugar. So the next time you look at the price tag remember that!

Stevia is in fact a 0 calorie sweetener, and can be baked with. Here are a few Stevia recipes that are delicious and will help you keep the weight off! Stevia is diabetic and hypoglycemic safe. Stevia has even been shown to help prevent plaque!

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Stevia Recipes

Here are a few of our favourite recipes:

Mint Carob Mousse:

In a food processor add:

  • 3 large avocados
  • 2 T extra virgin coconut oil
  • 8 Medjool dates
  • 2 T mesquite (high protein sweetener yeah!)
  • 3/4 tsp Suede Hills Stevia
  • 1/2 cup raw carob powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint oil
  • dash sea salt

Blend until smooth. Pour into a pie plate, sprinkled with ground flax seeds mixed with a bit of water for a crust.

Cashew Chocolate Mousse

Soak 1 1/2 cups cashews then blend with:

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup water (add gradually)
  • 2 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 1 tbsp mesquite
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp Suede Hills Stevia
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup.

Blend in a blender until well combined into a whipping creme like consistency. Pair with strawberries or raspberries with a mint leaves

Decadent Chocolate Sauce

Simply mix:

  • 1 tbsp of raw cacao or carob powder
  • 1 tsp tahini or almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp of water
  • 1/8 tsp Suede Hills Stevia
  • a dash of cinnamon.

Optional: add 1 tsp mesquite powder + 1 tsp filtered water.

Raw Vegan Eggnog

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • soaked for 8 hours
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 3/4 t Suede Hills Stevia
  • 1/8-1/4 cup maple syrup (dep on desired sweetness) or replace with 4 - 6 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch clove
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter (opt but highly recommended!)
  • dash sea salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Add almonds and water in to a blender for 2- 3 minutes. Strain the almond mylk using a nut mylk bag or fine mesh strainer. Pour the almond mylk back into blender and blend with ingredients to make a delicious, healthy 'for you and planet' holiday drink

Chocolate Avocado Mousse


  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp yacon syrup
  • 2 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp Suede Hills Stevia
  • 1/2 tbsp mesquite powder.

Recipes thanks to: Julie Beyer, For the Love of Food

Testimony - Kirk's 6 Month Update

Cindy Levington, co-owner of Suede Hills interviews employee, Kirk Watson regarding his diet and lifestyle changes over the last 6 months.

Interview About Alkalinity

Cindy Levington, co-owner of Suede Hills Organic Farm speaks with Clive Langton of Raw BC regarding his current health challenges as a vegetarian. Clive asks about alkalinity while taking medications.



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