Friday, March 1, 2019

Benefits of Ginseng



Ginseng is a big part of Chinese Medicine and Herbology, especially in places like Singapore. It's seems to be a staple in Asian Cultural Medicine! 
Here are 5 health benefits of Ginseng:

1. Energy 

A Mayo Clinic study revealed that ginseng showed good results in helping cancer patients with fatigue. Ginseng has long proven in Eastern Cultures to help with stimulating physical and mental activity among people who are weak and tired.

2. Cognitive function

Ginseng may improve thinking ability and cognition. Research conducted at the Medical School of Nantong University in China, held evidence that this was the case. JinSong Geng, M.D., said that given the results of the study "ginseng appears to have some beneficial effects on cognition, behavior and quality of life." 

3. Anti-inflammatory 

Ginseng has seven constituents, ginsenosides, which may have immune-suppressive effects, according to results of experiments which were published in the Journal of Translational Medicine. Allan Lau, who led the study, said that "the anti-inflammatory role of ginseng may be due to the combined effects of these ginsenosides, targeting different levels of immunological activity, and so contributing to the diverse actions of ginseng in humans". *

4. Cancer prevention: 

There may be substances in ginseng that have anticancer properties. A few population studies in Asia have linked the herb's consumption to a lower risk of cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers found that Ginseng improved survival and quality of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

5. Erectile dysfunction: 

A 2002 Korean study revealed that 60 percent of men who took ginseng noticed an improvement in their symptoms from Erectile dysfunction 

Ginseng has many benefits and can be taken in many different forms. You can cook with it or brew it as a tea. With so many different health benefits it should be added to your nutritional front line to prevent disease and help reduce the symptoms of many ailments! .


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

What you feed your children sets the foundation for their eating habits and health for their entire life




“What you feed your children sets the foundation for their eating habits and health for their entire life” - Amy Michelle 


I want to start by telling other mothers that my intention is not to make you feel judged or bad. My intention is to provide information about what diseases are linked to foods to enlighten & motivate you to read labels & make better choices to create healthy eating habits. I want people to live long healthy lives & never have to experience or witness someone die a horrific death because they ate foods that caused their disease.


With that being said, as I navigate through motherhood the trend that I notice is feeding children, for lack of better words, like they’re little idiots. Giving them anything of convenience, that they’ll eat. Anything that won’t cause a struggle or time. What parents seem to overlook is that children are born with a clean slate. What you offer them from the beginning is what is going to determine what they gravitate towards their entire life. If they never taste a processed food they will never have the pallet to eat that over a whole food. They will actually reject it.


Foods like Doritos, McDonalds and even cereals have additives, preservatives and chemicals designed to create a chemical reaction in the brain & on the pallet that enhances the taste of the food. This makes the brain think the food tastes incredible & gets the person high from eating it. When you feed your child this it sets an unrealistic foundation making wholesome natural foods taste bad because they aren’t enhanced to cause the mental high that processed foods do. The purpose of processing foods like this is to cause a mental
addiction to the high of eating the food.


These chemicals, pesticides & preservatives are linked to cancer, digestion issues, adhd, behavior issues, obesity & many other diseases. Feeding your children these foods not only sets them up with life long struggles with bad eating habits but a foundation for disease to develop in the body. Eating these foods 10 times isn’t going to cause toxic build up, but 10 years of it will.  Check out these charts that show you what to look out for & why! Let’s feed to succeed! 






Thursday, February 21, 2019

Smokey Hummus


Smokey Hummus
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16oz Organic Garbanzo Beans 
4 oz  Aquafava 
3 tbsp Organic Tahini 
1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
2 tbsp Minced Garlic
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Blend all ingredients in a food processor! Serve with pita, cucumbers and tomatoes. .
This delicious Smokey Hummus is oil free making it 2/3’s less fattening than your average Hummus. Using the aquafava instead of oil gives this Hummus the same smooth creamy texture without the unnecessary saturated fat in oil!  It’s also a great versatile base for plant based pasta sauces!  Nutritious and delicious!

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Serrano Margarita


A little holistic nutrition drinking tip: Avoid a hangover by staying hydrated. If you’re like me, drinking water while having cocktails usually eludes me so I add muddled cucumber or high water content fruits to my drinks to offset the dehydrating affect of alcohol!  Cheers! .

Serrano Margarita
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4 oz fresh lime juice 
4 oz Club Soda 
1.5 oz Tequila 
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 
3 slices of Serrano Pepper 
1⁄4 cup Diced cucumber 
2 sprigs of cilantro or basil
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1. Muddle Cilantro/Basil, Cucumber, Serrano Pepper and Lime Juice. 
2. Add Lemon Juice, Tequila, Club Soda and Enjoy!
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Spicy and Delicious this margarita will spice up your festivities without the hangover. Adding cucumber increases the water content of the drink and the absence of added sugar helps make this drink less likely to give you a hangover, within reason of course!  Have 2 and you’ll feel divine but if you have 9 obviously the next day you won’t feel fine. Stay hydrated and drink responsibly! Cheers! 



Friday, February 1, 2019

Healthy Vegan Vs Unhealthy Vegan

RANT: Its been a mix of emotions as I watch the rise in plantbased restaurants and people opening their minds up to cutting out animal products from their diet! .
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It’s wonderful to see groups like @physicianscommittee who are doctors educating people about the negative affects of animal products on our health while giving great healthy plant based whole food recipes and meal plans. .
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Then there is the other side with @vegnews  @eatdrinkvegan @gmweho @thekindsage @vegfestla  boasting mostly fried, junky, sugary and overly processed foods as the prime example of vegan foods. These festivals and restaurants have only a few examples of whole natural unprocessed healthy plantbased options. .
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While I understand that there are people who are only vegan for the ethical treatment of animals but the animal they’re forgetting to care about is Humans. Eating fried, fatty and processed foods with chemicals in them is so harmful for our health and leads to so many diseases that being  plantbased should protect you from developing but instead they’re creating dishes just as bad as eating animal products. .
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I think it would be wonderful if there could be a balance between the two but it seems that most restaurants and festivals are more inclined to serve oily, fried, fatty and processed foods to appeal to the masses instead of creating vegan meals that are prepared in a healthy way for the ethical treatment of the human body!
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Sweet Greens Bowl

Sweet Greens Bowl
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2 cups Pineapple
1 cup Mango
1 cup Apple 
2 cup Spinach
1 cup Cucumber
1 cup Dandelion 
1 cup Chard 
1 cup Orange Juice
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Blend all ingredients in the blender. Pour into a bowl and top with coconut shreds, cacao nibs, granola and pineapple!
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This delicious bowl is packed with vitamins and nutrients that will give your body energy as well as help to reduce inflammation while boosting the immune system. Its also extremely delicious! 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Anti Headache Juice

Anti Headache Juice 
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3 apples
1 cucumber
2 stalks celery
1 cup Kale 
1 inch Ginger Root
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Best cold pressed, Anti Headache Juice is as powerful as taking two Advil. The high water content paired with the nutrients in the vegetables and bioactive compounds in ginger have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
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Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It works as an anti inflammatory as well as a pain reducer.  The combo of ingredients creates increased circulation and reduced inflammation with the increased blood flow helping to reduce the cause of headaches which is inflammation and restrictive blood flow in the blood vessels in the head/brain that causes the ache.
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If you suffer from headaches this should be a Juice you add to your daily nutrition to prevent headaches from happening. Once you have a headache you can drink this repeatedly until the headache reduces which should happen in a few servings of the juice.
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Consistent consumption of anti inflammatory over the counter medications (NSAID) may pose dangers to the heart, kidneys, bone and even hearing. Studies have found that high doses of NSAIDs increased risk for heart attack and other heart problems by one third; ibuprofen, in particular, more than doubled the risk of a major heart problem. A recent study involving 10 million people found that those currently taking an NSAID had a 19% higher risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. Don’t fall victim to over the counter quick fixes that hurt you down the road and let Anti Headache Juice naturally help your body fix the cause of your headaches without creating further problems!
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