Wednesday, November 29, 2017

You are what you eat: Constipation

Here’s a fantastic chart that shows foods that eliminate and/or prevent constipation. .

Recently, I had someone tell me that they are very constipated as a result of treatment for an autoimmune disease and they’re vegan so they exclaimed “I’m plant based” and all my blood tests are perfect. They told me that they use prune juice, eat prunes and drink castor oil as well as stool softening teas to help relieve it and eventually it works but they’re constipated immediately after. 

I asked what their “vegan diet”’consisted of. Everything that this person eats is plantbased but processed as well as prepared in an unhealthy way. What they fail to recognize is that fake processed vegan foods are filled with binders, chemicals and sometimes preservatives. If it’s in the “food” to bind it before you eat it, what do you think it does inside your body when your body isn’t capable of processing and using those binders, while it is already having to process chemicals from pharmaceuticals for the autoimmune disease? It makes your stool bind together in your body causing major constipation.

If the natural remedies for constipation are working, it means that your body will digestively function normally when your body is fed whole natural foods it can process and is able to use without byproducts. 

Since this person can’t eliminate the pharmaceutical treatments that may contribute to their issue, they have to keep their consumption of processed foods to a minimum in order to avoid constipation. 

Switching from eating animal products to eating processed fake vegan foods is a lateral nutritional diet change.  It may be ethically right for the animals and reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol levels but it’s just as harmful as eating animal products. Keeping our nutrition focused on how to create wellness with properly functioning bodily functions and prevent disease or accommodate disease is how food becomes our medicine and our reward is health with minimal symptoms from whatever our body may be dealing with. .

You are what you eat!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Basil Turmeric Tonic




Basil Turmeric Tonic

1 Large Orange Juiced 
1 Lime Juice 
1/2 Orange Sliced in 1/4’s
4 Large Basil Leaves
2 inches Turmeric Root Sliced
1/2 inch Ginger Root Sliced 
8 ounces Apple Cider Vinegar
8 ounces Hot Water 
Optional Sweeteners: 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup, Honey or Raw Coconut Sugar 
Servings: 4 

1. Squeeze Oranges and Lime’s Juice into 16 oz bottle 
2. add 2 orange 1/4's to bottle, sliced Turmeric root, sliced Ginger root, basil, sweetener (optional), Apple Cider Vinegar and then hot water
3. Shake it up and place in fridge for a few hours until cool. 
4. Serve over ice or as a morning vitality shot! 

This Basil Turmeric Tonic is a wonderful Probiotic Tonic that contains high levels of vitamin c to boost your immune system, basil for digestive and immune system health, Turmeric which prevents inflammatory diseases and Ginger for total digestive well being!  It also contains Apple cider vinegar which has been known to be used to treat weak bones (osteoporosis), weight loss, leg cramps and pain, upset stomach, sore throats, sinus problems, high blood pressure, arthritis, to help rid the body of toxins, stimulate thinking, slow the aging process, regulate blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and fight infection. *

Boost your wellness with this delicious and nutritious Tonic! A shot of this a day will help keep disease away! 



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Benefits of Jackfruit

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Benefits of Jackfruit:

1. High in protein:

Jackfruit contains a good amount of protein. This can be added to different dishes that you prepare. You can also replace lentils in your daily diet with jackfruit seeds!

2. Promotes hair growth:

Jackfruit can aid in increasing blood circulation which is vital for stimulating hair growth.

3. Vitamin A:

Jackfruit contains vitamin A that is an essential vitamin for healthy hair and flawless skin

4. Immunity:

Jackfruit is a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which can strengthen your immune system which can protect you from many common diseases such as cough, cold and flu. The Vitamin C and Antioxidants found in jackfruit can boost the immune function to
obliterate free radicals making Jackfruit a cancer fighting food 

5. Boosts Magnesium Levels

You may hear a lot of talk about magnesium levels and for good reason. Magnesium is crucial for the structure of our bones. 

6. Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Jackfruit contains a healthy dose of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 may help reduce heart disease. 

7. Improves Digestion

Jackfruit is great for anyone suffering from constipation or issues with digestion, because the seeds contain a lot of dietary fiber

8 Aids in Preventing Osteoporosis

Jackfruit contains calcium, which may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, or even osteopenia, which is the onset of osteoporosis. A serving of jackfruit contains about 6 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, making it a strong source to help prevent osteoporosis

Jackfruit is so beneficial to the body in so many ways and it's so delicious. Check out our BBQ Pulled Jackfruit recipe to find out just how delicious it can be! 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Vegetable Layered Lasagna

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Vegetable Layered Lasagna
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4 Zucchini (cut into long strips)
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Fennel Mixture:
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1 Minced Fennel Bulb 
1 Avocado 
1 tsp Coconut Vinegar
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Tomato Mixture: 
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2 Diced Organic Tomatoes
2 cups Mashed Garbanzo Beans
2 tbsp Minced Garlic 
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Mix each mixture well
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In a glass baking dish put a layer of the tomato mixture then a layer of Zucchini then a layer of the fennel Mixture then Zucchini then the tomato mixture then Zucchini then top with the Fennel Mixture, Pine nuts and Fennel Sprigs
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Raw: Chill for 30 minutes then serve
Cooked: Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes
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Raw or cooked this gluten free, low carb and plant based Lasagna is satisfying, hearty and delicious!   

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Heavy Metal Detox Juice


Heavy Metal Detox Juice
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6 Carrots
2 Limes
2 Bunches of Cilantro 
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Best cold pressed but can be blended! Cold pressed will only contain the soluble fiber while blended will contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. They'll both help Detox your body of heavy metals and free radical toxins. Here's how each ingredients helps to Detox the body:
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1. Carrots provide ample amounts of vitamins C, D, E and K, as well as many minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. Carrots are highly nutritious and cleansing due to their high fiber content. Carrot juice strengthens the immune system by helping to defend and detox the body from free radical damage, harmful bacteria, viruses and inflammation.
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2. Cilantro contains vitamin K and small amounts of folate, potassium, manganese, and choline, as well as antioxidants beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Cilantro is a powerful, cleansing agent that specifically targets toxic metals. 
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3. Limes are a wonderful source of antioxidants & detoxifiers like vitamin-C & Flavonoids which reduce the number of free radicals accumulating in the body, as well as detoxifying the body. The health benefits of lime include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, and urinary disorders.
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Every day we are constantly exposed to toxic metals like aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium. Toxic metals tend to accumulate in the endocrine system, muscle tissue, and even deep within the bones. Once these metals reach dangerous levels, many serious health problems occur. The most common side effects of toxic metal exposure include hormone imbalance, oxidative stress from free radicals, and in very extreme cases of toxicity, impaired organ function. 
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Incorporate this delicious Heavy Metal Detox Juice into your diet to help detox your body from the affects of free radicals and strengthen your immune system. Delicious and Nutritious!
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