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This creamy, decadent sweet potato recipe is just as comforting as it is delicious. Baked sweet potato is blended with homemade cashew cream and raisins, topped with rosemary and pecans, and baked a few minutes more until the edges turn golden brown and piping hot! These are perfect for evenings around the table with family or friends.
Sweet potatoes are an incredibly nutritious food that are packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamins C, E & D, and minerals such as manganese and iron. They are also high in potassium which helps to lower blood pressure by removing excess sodium and regulating fluid balance in the body. Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function.
They are also one of the best anti-cancer foods and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers. Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation. They contain compounds called phytochelatins that can bind to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, & cadmium and safely remove them through the body.
1 cup cashews
1 garlic clove
1/2 medjool date
1 lemon, juice
6 small sweet potatoes (or 3 large)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup pecans
1 tsp rosemary leaves
Pre-heat oven to 400°. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork. Place directly into the oven and bake until cooked through when pierced with a fork, between 30 to 50 minutes. Unwrap and cool until easily handled.
In a food processor, process 1/4C pecans, 1 tsp rosemary leaves and ½ tsp sea salt until finely combined. Set aside.
To make the cashew cream, blend cashews, garlic, date, and the juice of ½ lemon until smooth. Add water as needed to blend, approximately ½ cup.
When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut off the top ¼ of each and gently scrape out most but not all of the flesh. This should yield 3C to 4C of sweet potato. Place this into the food processor with ½ C of the cashew cream and the juice of ½ lemon. Process until smooth. Stir in ½ C raisins and spoon into each of the sweet potato skins. Top with the rosemary pecan crumble and bake for 15 min until the pecans turn golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
This item posted: 08-Oct-2016 - Disclaimer
Grapes are one of the most medicinal fruits in existence. They are powerful liver and kidney cleansers, much more so than many cleansing remedies that are popular today. Grape skins hold unknown micronutrients that expel parasites, mold, and other unproductive fungus from the intestinal tract. Antioxidants within grapes can also help fight and prevent most types of cancer. One of my favorite things about grapes aside from their delicious flavor is how they help to combat The Unforgiving Four, which are behind most illnesses today. Did you know that grapes can help with mold exposure, hypertension, macular degeneration, kidney stones, diabetes, hepatitis C, depression, anemia, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes simplex 1 and 2, H. pylori infection, brain fog, fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, blurry eyes, PMS, and more? Then there’s the emotional and spiritual benefits of grapes, which are truly special. If you are feeling lonely or isolated, or emotionally broken or beaten down, grapes will help lighten your heart, lift your spirits, and even help you to find people to connect with in life who value and see you.
Coconut water is the second ingredient in this recipe and one of my favorite beverages. It’s the perfect fuel for those of us who are constantly busy and requiring a lot of fuel to the brain and central nervous system. If you’re someone who gets the urge for a sugar fix in the afternoon or anytime, make coconut water your friend. It will get the glucose and mineral salts you need to your bloodstream and brain so you can recharge and carry on. Coconut and coconut water can help Addison’s disease, Raynaud’s syndrome, diabetes, bipolar disorder, anxiety, insomnia, Epstein-Barr virus, thyroid nodules, UTI’s, Lyme disease, SIBO, memory loss, weight gain, tingles and numbness, back pain, chronic dehydration, headaches, and high blood pressure to name just a few.
Coconut water also has the magical ability to enhance the healing power of anything it touches, so every time you have it with your celery sticks and apple slices, or in a smoothie with wild blueberries and spinach, you are essentially getting the greatest value you can from your foods. For those wondering, it’s still best to have certain foods alone for their specific healing purpose though, like celery juice and cucumber juice. These are the kinds of details I share with you in Life-Changing Foods. Just one shift and change with the more than 50 foods you’ll learn about in the book can help you experience greater healing benefits. Coconut water is also the perfect drink to offer to someone in your life who is a little too self-focused. Coconut can open the emotional channel for someone to better consider the needs and values of others alongside their own.
Easy to make and incredibly delicious, this ice-cold slushy is the perfect way to make use of grapes and coconut water when you have them. You’ll want to come back to this recipe over and over again.
4 cups frozen* grapes
3 cups coconut water
Blend the frozen grapes and the coconut water in a blender until well combined. Serve and enjoy.
*Fresh grapes may be used in place of frozen if you don’t want an icy drink. Reduce the coconut water to 2 cups.
Makes 2 servings
This item posted: 02-Oct-2016 - Disclaimer
Have you ever felt beaten down, defeated, or even crushed by chronic illness or pain, or from an emotional hardship like the loss, betrayal, or illness of a loved one? Or maybe you no longer trust in your body's ability to heal because you've been told that your body is attacking itself, when the truth is it isn't. It never has and it never will.
We all go through challenging times in our lives, but some can be so difficult to bear or long lasting that we start to believe things won't ever change or improve. This is particularly common for so many who have suffered from chronic illness for years, even decades. Maybe you or someone you know is struggling, even if it has only been for a few months or a year. You can start to forget what it's like to feel well, and struggling through each day can make you question if you'll ever heal and get your life back.
Perhaps you're someone who has a symptom or illness that isn't obvious to the people around you, so they think you're fine, and that it's just in your head. But you know you don't feel well and you feel alone in your pain. Or maybe you haven't been physically ill, but you've gone through emotional blows that have left you reeling and wondering if you'll ever feel happy again. The idea of being fully healthy and happy again can seem like a fantasy reserved for the people you see jogging, laughing, and smiling with their friends and family.
I hear from people who are having these experiences almost every day. It's heartbreaking that so many people are struggling, and losing hope and faith that they can heal. But there is a truth you can hold onto during the tough times, and that's what I want to share with you today and in my new book Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers Of Fruits And Vegetables.
When I was going through the hardest times of my life, Spirit would always tell me to remember that all storms pass. Nothing stays the same, and all things change.The sun will come out again and blue skies will replace the grey, you just have to hang in there until they do. This might seem like a simple concept, but it doesn't detract from its truth or the power it has to help you through the dark times.
I personally have gripped on to this wisdom from Spirit many times to endure the storms in my life, and I wanted to share it with you today so that you and your loved ones can hold onto it too. Remembering that everything changes and all things will pass helps build up your spirit so you can persevere through the hard times knowing there is change ahead. When you hold this truth close, it helps to speed up your healing process.
The Benefits of Time Traveling
There is a popular trend today to focus on the present moment. The concept suggests that focusing on what's happening right now allows us to not dwell on the past, which we can't change, or the future, which is far away and diverts our attention from what's in front of us right now. The idea behind this movement is that by being present, we can prevent feeling miserable about what's already happened in our lives or doesn't exist yet, and we can be grateful for what we have in this very moment. This is a powerful, positive, and mindful practice.
Focusing on the present moment can be a wonderful strategy for someone who is healthy and happy, but is busy or overwhelmed with work, or not taking enough time out to appreciate what really matters in their life. It can help to ground them and calm their mind as a form of meditation. But if you're someone who presently is suffering or has a chronic illness, symptom, or pain, or you're going through a hard time emotionally or in any other way, you don't always have to be in the present moment. In fact for many, the present moment is the last place you want to be. This may surprise you, but Spirit taught me that instead it's typically better to think of the past or future.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a physical or emotional illness or symptom currently, you have to look into the past. Think back to a time when you did feel good, before you experienced illness, struggles, or trials. Or if you've always had hardships, is there a time in the past when it all felt a bit easier? That's where you need to take your mind and thoughts to.
Think about how you felt, what you were doing and enjoying, the places you were in, the beautiful moments you experienced. Thinking back to happier and healthier times in the past connects you with the feelings you had then, and reminds your spirit and soul that the same health and happiness you had back then is still within you now. It reminds you that it's possible to feel good again and that healing isn't that far away.
Remembering that all storms pass, It's also important to think about the future. You can heal and feel happy and healthy again, so plan for the good times ahead in your future. What do you look forward to? Where do you see yourself in the future? Imagine how you will feel when you're healed or have come out of this storm, rising out of the ashes, and you're doing the things you've been wanting to. Keep your dreams alive by spending time planning for your future, because the sun will come out again.
Celebrate Your Progress
If you've already been taking some steps for healing or easing a stressful situation, like including more fruits, drinking celery juice, watching the sunset, or praying to the Angels, have you noticed any little changes, even if they're not consistent yet? Every little bit of progress we make counts, and it's critical when we are in a storm to hold onto every little improvement, win, or relief we experience.
Healing isn't always a linear process, so don't be discouraged if it seems like there's some setbacks. Often it's three steps forward, two steps back, so there may be times when it can feel like we aren't making progress, but in reality we are. Healing can also happen in increments where a lot of progress could be made one month and then small amounts of progress the next month.
But if we really pay attention, we may notice that we did have a better day, or headaches come less frequently, or we have a little more energy. When you notice little shifts, hold onto them as a reminder that health and happiness is possible, and all storms pass.
The Resurrection Food
Wild blueberries are the true resurrection food, which is why I discuss the true miraculous healing powers they have, which are unknown by medical science and research, in my book Life-Changing Foods. If you are struggling and wanting assistance to rise out of the ashes, eat these phenomenal berries as often as possible. Wild blueberries have survived in the acidic soil and challenging winters in the northern climate for many thousands of years and those natural challenges make them special, just like your challenges make you special.
Their ability to adapt to harsh environments gives them enormous physical and spiritual strength, which you also benefit from when you consume them. Their adaptogenic nutrients can help you adapt to the challenges and stress you face, and can help bring you back to life when all seems lost.
Storms Make You Stronger
I know it's miserable going through emotional hardships and having illnesses and symptoms, even if it's just a seemingly small symptom for a short time. I've been intimately aware of the struggles of every person I have encountered since I was four years old, and I have nothing but compassion for anyone who is experiencing hardship. One thing that happens when we go through struggles is that we become stronger even if it doesn't feel that way at the time.
We learn to adapt, survive, and draw on parts of ourselves we otherwise wouldn't have had to. Many of us who go through chronic illness or hardships also choose to help others who are struggling by offering support and compassion in their tough times, which is a special gift. If you have gone through trials in this life, or still are, know it's because you are a special person with great purpose here. Remembering this truth about who you are can also help you ride out the storms until they pass.
You Are Not Alone
We often feel isolated and alone in our pain when we are going through a hard time. But no matter where you are or how you feel, please know that you're not alone. In my new book Life-Changing Foods, I share the many ways we are being provided for so we can navigate through the challenges we face. I also share the truth about healing and the medicine in food that still hasn't been discovered by medical science and research that can help you turn your life around emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
This information is so essential to know because it not only gives you the tools to move through the storms we face; it also helps to restore our faith and compassion. Spirit and I put countless hours into writing this book for you and your loved ones so we can all start to heal and thrive again. With the right information and tools we can rise out of the ashes together.
When I was given the gift to hear Spirit and see inside others, I knew right away that it was given to me so I could provide information that can help save lives. My gift has never been for me. It's for others, for you and your loved ones, and that's what matters most. I was taught by Spirit to be an independent looking out for people, not interests. I was taught to watch your back to help you get through the fog of sickness.
I deeply care from the bottom of my heart about you and your loved ones, and I want us all to move forward and heal together. Know that I'm with you and I stand behind you. Thank you again for being here and learning this critical information. I am truly honored to be of service and I'm so proud of you.
This item posted: 26-Sep-2016 - Disclaimer
These three versions of “milk” are all delicious options to pour on a bowl of cereal or add to a fruit smoothie! Each mylk has a different taste and level of creaminess. You might have to try out all three to figure out which one you love best! Unlike dairy milk, which can feed viruses and bacteria, or trigger inflammation and allergies, these tasty homemade alternatives are simple, quick, and flood your body with the nourishment it craves. If your child struggles with dairy or soy protein allergies, he or she may love one of these flavorful mylks instead.
Bananas can be found at any grocery store, and once brown speckles appear on the skin, they are ready to be eaten, frozen, or blended into a mylk! Bananas are 76% water and packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and B6. This “brain food” is a tremendous support for heavy thinkers. The anti-fungal and antibiotic compounds found in bananas aid in terminating viruses and make this fruit an excellent choice for anyone struggling with a chronic illness. Adding bananas into your diet can support the healing of irritable bowel syndrome, neurological disorders, diarrhea, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease, chron’s disease, stroke, and kidney, colon, and lung cancers.
2 frozen banana
2 ripe banana
2 cups cold water
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy immediately!
Serves 1 - 2
While almonds strengthen nerves and bones, dates help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, relieve constipation, improve anemia, and prevent macular degeneration. Among many other benefits, dates support energy and brain function as well. Vanilla has a calming effect on the nervous system and aids in the reduction of anxiety and stress. The aroma of vanilla beans alone can increase feelings of relaxation and happiness. So make sure to inhale the fragrance of this delicious drink as you whip it up!
1 cup of almond butter
4 cups of cold water
1/4 tsp vanilla
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
This almond milk will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Natural separation will occur. Shake well before serving.
Coconut contains many powerful properties. From helping ward off insomnia and sleep apnea, to preventing seizure disorders, the meat of the coconut offers many gifts to one’s health.
- 1 cup of raw shredded coconut
- 4 cups of cold water
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Strain through a nut milk back or fine sieve. Enjoy!
This coconut milk will keep in the fridge for 5 to 6 days. Natural separation may occur. Shake well before serving.
This item posted: 22-Sep-2016 - Disclaimer
Every day many of us are faced with threats that have become a well known and accepted part of our lives. Threats like falling off your bike, slipping on ice, or catching a cold or flu. While these can indeed be real threats, there are other dangers that are unknown, or their true nature and gravity are not understood by medical science and research.
These are the threats, dangers, and concerns to your health and well-being I am here to share with you today. I call them The Unforgiving Four, and they are wreaking havoc on the health and livelihood of anyone and everyone, here and across the world. It is so critical that we all know about The Unforgiving Four that I wrote about in detail in my new book Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers Of Fruits And Vegetables. You and I, and every single person on this planet, faces these threats today, and yet only the people I've been able to reach know how serious these threats and dangers and the destruction they are causing are. Wouldn't you like to know for you own safety what could potentially be hurting you? It's your right to know about them so you can have the freedom to heal.
The Unforgiving Four are the most serious and merciless health threats we face and the true causes of the "epicdemic" of chronic and mystery illness we are experiencing today. They're also quickly getting worse with each generation. Right now we are at a pivotal point and if we don't quickly become aware of The Unforgiving Four and how we can address them correctly, there will be even greater consequences to our well-being and survival.
Have you been suffering or struggling with an illness, disease, or symptom? Or has a friend, family member, work colleague, or someone else you know? We all need to know about The Unforgiving Four because they affect all of us, and they will continue to do so until we know enough to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
What Are The Unforgiving Four?
The four key factors causing an endless amount of suffering today. The Unforgiving Four are the Viral Explosion, DDT, Radiation, and Toxic Heavy Metals.
Each of these four health threats can wreak havoc all on their own, but when a combination of them are present in us, they can really get a strong foothold and cause an incredible amount of suffering over time. Oftentimes, someone won't even think they have anything wrong with their health until later in life when they experience a rush of symptoms for the first time and chalk it up to menopause, are diagnosed with a disease, or the doctor doesn't know why you have depression, headaches, anxiety, fatigue, or another mystery symptom and says it's all in their head. Really it's The Unforgiving Four at work.
If you are thinking that none of these four factors are affecting you, it's important to better understand how they work. We all are dealing with various levels of at least one or two of them. That's because they are passed through our bloodlines to each new generation. Don't confuse this with genetics. They aren't passed through our genes, but at conception and in the womb, and then we are exposed to and contract more of The Unforgiving Four over our lifetimes.
This is new information straight from Spirit that I am bringing to you and others for the first time ever in history, and it's just a fraction of what I share in my new book Life-Changing Foods. This is advanced information decades ahead of science that you must be aware of so you can protect yourself and your loved ones, now and in the future.
The Viral Explosion
I've been doing everything I can to watch your back and bring you never before known or understood information about Epstein-Barr virus. When I introduced the real truth about Epstein-Barr virus to everyone and exposed the symptoms caused by Epstein-Barr for the first time, I knew it would be life-changing for so many people struggling with all kinds of mystery illnesses and symptoms, and help them to finally heal. By learning about how Epstein-Barr virus works and how to truly heal from it, you become the experts that I trust to deliver this information over time to help yourself, your family, friends, and others you care about. Along with the Epstein-Barr virus, there are other viral strains causing symptoms that are completely unknown by medical science and research that I have introduced. It's crucial for you to learn about these viruses.
So many of us are struggling with mystery symptoms and illnesses today because of the viral explosion. Illnesses like fibromyalgia, ehlers-danlos syndrome, PCOS, multiple sclerosis, thyroid cancer, bloating, stomach pain, UTI's, chronic fatigue syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, heart palpitations, floaters, blurry vision, dizziness, insomnia, memory loss, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, Raynaud's syndrome, tinnitus, migraines, vertigo, hot flashes, brain fog, fatigue, lupus, Lyme disease, insomnia, aches and pains, depression, anxiety, hair loss, weight gain, infertility, plantar fasciitis, and fatty liver. These are just a few of the thousands of illnesses and symptoms we are experiencing. It breaks my heart to see a mom struggling to care for her children because of these viral symptoms. It's tragic.
My mission is to inform you and as many people as possible about the viruses that create so many of our symptoms and illnesses, and the rest of The Unforgiving Four. We must understand what we are really dealing with in order to know how to effectively recover our health and get our lives back. We don't have any time to wait. Too many people are sick or symptomatic, and the stressful nature of life today along with the other Unforgiving Four factors means we are especially susceptible to all kinds of sicknesses. Why do I care so much and take this so seriously? Because it doesn't feel good to have a symptom or be sick. Nobody wants to be sick. Nobody wants to have a tummy ache, headache, or severe fatigue. Knowing how we can truly protect ourselves matters.
There was a time when DDT was considered healthy and celebrated. It was practically force fed to our forefathers to eat, drink, and be showered in. Now we know that it's one of the most toxic chemicals to ever have been created. While it is outlawed in many countries now, it's still being used in many places around the world, which means it's still in the air and getting into our bodies. The damage created by DDT in the past also hasn't gone away.
It's still entrenched in our environment and bodies, and passed down through our bloodlines. DDT and other pesticides, and herbicides leave our immune systems weak and suppressed so that pathogens and other contaminants can get an advantage. But there are tools we can use to get DDT and its herbicide and pesticide cousins out of our system, and this is just one part of what I cover in my book Life-Changing Foods.
We are more saturated with radiation today than ever before in history. More than during Hiroshima or Fukushima even. Only a fraction of the radiation fallout from catastrophic events like these has begun to fall on us. Then there's our constantly connected culture that creates its own level of radiation. This is just two of the ways we receive radiation. There's also many other ways we can be directly exposed, along with environmental fallout, food and water supply contamination, and inheritance of our parents' and grandparents' exposure.
Radiation is a leading contributor to cancers, endocrine system dysfunction, bone diseases such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, bone spurs, immune system failure, and skin diseases. It's also a trigger for every other illness that can affect you. Thankfully, It is possible to remove radiation from your body with the healing foods listed in my book Life-Changing Foods.
Toxic Heavy Metals
Did you know you could have mercury in your system? It's commonly known that there are toxic heavy metals that we are exposed to in our environment and products we use. What's not known is the extent of the damage they do to our health, and how they are also passed down through our bloodlines. Mercury, a particularly devastating and obnoxious heavy metal, could have been mined a thousand years ago but now be sitting in our brains causing neurological conditions and diseases. Are you experiencing brain fog, depression, or anxiety?
These are classic symptoms of heavy metal poisoning. In fact, the mercury will be even more damaging now than it was a thousand years ago as I describe in my book Life-Changing Foods. Toxic heavy metals are responsible for some of the most troublesome diseases we are experiencing today, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and chronic depression. Again, there is a way to remove metals out of your body. You just have to know how, and so much of the information out there is unfortunately inaccurate.
The Way Out Of The Darkness
Learning about how The Unforgiving Four are affecting us is very sobering. These are hard truths but it's important to become aware of them so you can also learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Spirit and I put as much healing information as possible into my new book Life-Changing Foods. I packed it full with information that's never been released before so you can arm yourself with the ways to lift yourself and those you care about out of the darkness using food.
Healing is possible. We just have to learn how to step ourselves out into the light once again and learn new information that's not on the internet, in any other book, or at the doctor's office. I'm here for this reason. Nothing matters more to me and I will keep doing the work I do every day until I can't do it anymore. I want you to have as much information as possible so that we can all support each other and the future generations to know the truth and heal.
I know this information can seem heavy, but ignoring it and pretending everything is great and positive is insulting to you. Others are telling me about a lot of leaders and experts in the health and personal development movement right now glossing over how hard things are for people, using positive talk, while we really do have symptoms and conditions, and we really are struggling. Being positive is important, but we need to be truthful and honest and learn how we can heal so we can move forward.
I'm so proud of you. I believe in you, and I know we can do this together. Please know I truly, truly care about you and your loved ones and family. When I woke up this morning, I said to Spirit, "I'm in this. I have to make sure everyone has the information they need." Knowledge is power, and there is a way to heal, and it's time that you and everybody else knows how.
This item posted: 21-Sep-2016 - Disclaimer
Mac & Cheese is a meal that many Americans have grown up on. With its warm, comforting, creamy texture and flavor, it's usually a family favorite. Most Mac & Cheese recipes can leave you feeling sluggish and heavy, and contain ingredients that don't support healing, like gluten, dairy, and added preservatives. Try this delicious and hearty homemade version instead. This Mac & Cheese recipe uses rice or bean pasta and a creamy cashew based cheese to mimic the traditional recipe without the health consequences. The addition of broccoli adds extra nutrients and healing properties, and a beautiful green pop of color.
Broccoli is packed with anti-cancer compounds such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which are known to help prevent stomach, colon, liver, breast, skin, and prostate cancers. Broccoli is excellent for strengthening and sharpening cognitive abilities such as memory, focus, and concentrations skills. It is also great for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Broccoli is highly beneficial for the nervous system and is known to ease migraines, hypertension, anxiety, and nervous ticks. It contains natural antihistamine properties and is fantastic for warding off seasonal allergies, watery eyes, sinusitis, sinus infections, colds, flu, and bronchitis. Broccoli is well known for its ability to protect against heart disease and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, strokes, and heart attacks. It can also help to lower high blood pressure and maintain good cardiovascular health.
Cashews are high in protein and are a rich source of vitamin B-complex and essential minerals such as iron, selenium, zinc, and copper. They are also packed with anti-cancer compounds called proanthocyanidins that have the ability to starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. They are also excellent for the nervous system and they are known help keep muscles and nerves relaxed and free from tension and constriction. They can also help the body become more flexible and aid in elasticity of the tendons, muscles, and joints. Cashews have the ability to satiate hunger which decreases overeating and aids in weight loss and weight management.
Enjoy this recipe with family or friends. It's perfect alongside a crisp green salad of lettuces like mesclun, romaine, or butter lettuce.
12 oz elbow shaped rice or bean pasta
2 cups cashews
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1 large date
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili powder
3 cups broccoli, lightly steamed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare pasta according to directions on package.
In a blender, combine cashews, lemon juice, garlic, date, sea salt, and chili powder. Blend while streaming in water until smooth.
Stir together pasta and sauce until well mixed. Add in broccoli and stir to combine.
Pour pasta into an 8x8 inch baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until just beginning to turn golden brown on the edges. Enjoy!
Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits, vegetables, herbs, & spices in my new book Life-Changing Foods.
This item posted: 17-Sep-2016 - Disclaimer
Melons are one of the most healing foods available to us on this planet. They are overflowing with critical healing nutrients that are are predigested before they even enter your body. This makes melons perfect for anyone who has a health condition, chronic illness, and symptom.
Not only do the nutrients in melons immediately enter into the body and begin to rejuvenate the brain and other organs, they also protect the central nervous system, support healthy bowel and digestive tract function, and are a fantastic aid for heart, liver and kidney conditions. Melons are also one of the most hydrating foods in existence. As I talk about in my book Life-Changing Foods, they are essentially purified balls of water that also contain nutrients that can help bring us back from sickness.
There’s many different types and varieties of melon, each with their own unique flavor, color and nutrient profile. Some of the more well known melons include watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, all of which are incredible health supporters. Some lesser known varieties include honey loupe, crenshaw, santa claus, galia, canary, apollo, honey globe, jade dew, and many more. Look out at farmer’s markets and in supermarkets for different varieties and see which you enjoy best.
Today’s recipe is a fun way to try a range of melons, or stick with just your favorite. These Melon Pops are easy and quick to make, and are such a fun way to get more of this fruit’s healing properties into your body. It’s best to eat melon and these Melon Pops on an empty stomach and away from other foods for optimal digestion. Melon digests so quickly that eating it with or after heavier foods can leave you with a tummy ache. This makes it the perfect breakfast food!
6 cups any variety of melon
1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
Blend together 6 cups of melon of choice and the optional tablespoon of raw honey until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or fine sieve. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen solid. Enjoy!
Makes 6 - 8 popsicles
This item posted: 11-Sep-2016 - Disclaimer
Who doesn't love hummus? It's one of the first foods to go at parties for good reason! Hummus is a delicious, creamy, and satisfying dip for veggies, crackers, wraps, sandwiches, or on top of salad. This recipe is oil free and low in fat, making it a great hummus option to support weight loss.
This recipe is simple and easy to make with just six easy to find ingredients. Four of the ingredients in this recipe are the real stars due to their incredible health benefits:
Sesame seeds are a high energy food that help to provide optimum health and wellness. They are an excellent source of high quality protein which is most beneficial for growth, especially in children. Sesame seeds are also high in minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper. In fact, did you know that just a 1/4 cup of sesame seeds provides MORE calcium than 1 cup of milk? The copper in sesame seeds offers anti-inflammatory benefits which can help to relieve swelling in auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, and the niacin enhances GABA activity in the brain, reducing anxiety, and providing for a better night’s sleep. Sesame seeds nourish the nervous system, strengthen hormone production, support the cardiovascular system, benefit the digestive system, and reduce fatigue. They also support healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Garlic has amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C and B-6 and minerals such as selenium, calcium, copper, and iron. Garlic also contains very strong antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties. One raw crushed clove of garlic contains the antibiotic equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin and has been proven to be more effective than both penicillin and tetracycline in suppressing certain types of disease carrying agents. Garlic contains a compound called allicin which has been shown to help significantly lower cholesterol and blood pressure by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme within the liver cells and blocking platelet clot formation in the blood vessels. Garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties make it vital for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, lupus, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, bursitis, shingles, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Cumin is one of the best spices to therapeutically use for digestive disorders such as indigestion, dyspepsia, stomach cramps, gastritis, bloating, constipation, nausea, and flatulence. Cumin seeds contain good amounts of vitamins E, A and B-complex and is an excellent source of minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, copper, calcium, and manganese. Cumin helps the body absorb and assimilate nutrients much more efficiently. It also contains anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties and have beens shown to significantly reduce the risk of stomach, colon, and liver tumors. It has also been shown to detoxify the body by boosting liver and kidney function. It is known to help benefit colds, flu, insomnia, asthma, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, muscle spasms, and arthritis. For pregnant woman and new mothers, cumin has been known to help relieve morning sickness and to strengthen milk production for breast feeding.
Lemons are a powerful healing fruit that contain phenomenal antibiotic, antiseptic, and anti-cancer properties. Lemons are rich in vitamins C and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, copper, and potassium. They are considered to be a wonderful tonic and can help to cleanse and detoxify the entire body. Although lemons have an acidic taste they actually have a very strong alkaline reaction on the body and can help to alkalize blood, cells, lymph, organs, and tissues. Lemons are known to help destroy putrefactive bacteria in the mouth and intestines which can help alleviate flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Lemons contain a compound called limonene which is used to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones and can help to fight oral, lung, skin, breast, stomach, and colon cancer. Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.
4 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 cup tahini
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup water
Optional: 1/8 tsp paprika
In a food processor, combine the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and sea salt. Process until roughly combined.
Continue processing while streaming in up to 1/2 cup of water until desired consistency is reached. If desired, served sprinkled with paprika. Enjoy!
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This item posted: 27-Aug-2016 - Disclaimer
This smoothie is not only delicious, it's also perfectly designed to include five key ingredients that work together in synergy to pull heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper, and cadmium out of your organs where they accumulate.
Toxic heavy metals are virtually everywhere, and are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans and aluminum foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint, and even the foods we eat. For instance, pesticides and herbicides (which are hard to completely avoid even on a strict organic diet), are a common source of heavy metals. As a result, most of us are carrying around heavy metals that have been with us for almost our whole lives and which have burrowed deep inside our tissues.
Unfortunately, it is these “old” metals, the ones that have been lurking in our system for prolonged periods of time, that pose the greatest threat. For example, over time toxic heavy metals can oxidize, causing damage to surrounding tissue and promoting inflammation. They literally poison our bodies, and can inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and other parts of our nervous system. Toxic heavy metals put an immense burden on our immune system, leaving us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses.
While toxins of every kind are harmful, heavy metals pose a unique threat. Not only are they damaging in their own right, they are also a form of neurotoxin (a poison that disrupts nerve function and confuses your immune system). Heavy metal neurotoxins can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially our brain), causing multiple symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression. Toxic heavy metals can also promote inflammation in the digestive tract, releasing poisons into our gut as well. As if this isn’t bad enough, heavy metals also serve as a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in our body.
For example, heavy metals can serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli, C. difficile, H. pylori, and yeast cells. This can create an overgrowth of multiple bacteria in our gut, resulting in a condition known as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation (or both), and can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Additionally, when viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles feed off toxic heavy metals, this can produce symptoms such as tingling, numbness, fatigue, anxiety, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, dizziness and vertigo, as well as neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, pain in the back of the head, and a variety of other aches and pains that are often attributed to other causes.
It's virtually impossible not to take in a certain amount of these toxic heavy metals in our modern era, so it's vitally important to our health that we get them out before they can wreak further havoc on our health. Thankfully, it's relatively simple to remove them from our organs if we consume the right foods to do so. Adding the following all-star team of foods to your diet and being diligent in your efforts to consume them will go a long way toward ridding your body of heavy metals:
Hawaiian Spirulina: This edible blue-green algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks up heavy metals extracted by barley grass juice extract powder. Take 2 teaspoons mixed in water, coconut water, or juice.
Barley grass juice extract: prepares the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. This nutritive grass has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system. Drink 1-2 teaspoons mixed into coconut water or juice.
Cilantro: Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals from yesteryear (so it’s great for that mercury inheritance you’re carrying around!). Blend one cup in a smoothie or juice, or add to salad or guacamole.
Wild blueberries: Draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. It is important to use wild blueberries, as they possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. The potent antioxidants in wild blueberries help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metal removal. This is especially important for your brain tissue—in fact, wild blueberries are the most powerful food for halting or in some cases reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Eat at least one cup daily. Note: while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries. Wild blueberries can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets.
Atlantic dulse: In addition to mercury, this edible seaweed binds to lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body. Eat two tablespoons of flakes daily, or an equal amount of strips if it’s in whole-leaf form. Note: As it comes from the ocean, if you are concerned about the dulse itself having mercury, be aware that Atlantic sea dulse will not release any mercury it might possess into the body. It holds on to the mercury as it works its way through, and even grabs onto other metals along the way and drives them out as well. Atlantic dulse is a critical part of the team because it can hang out near the finish line (i.e., our colon), waiting for the other foods that have been grabbing on to heavy metals along the way. It serves as emergency backup, helping ensure that all the heavy metals that made it as far as the colon actually leave the body.
Today's smoothie recipe gives you a simple and tasty way to get all of these five foods into your daily diet in just one go. Drink this smoothie daily for optimal benefits.
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
2 cups wild blueberries
1 cup cilantro
1 cup orange juice
1 tsp barley grass juice powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
Optional: water to blend
In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add up to 1 cup of water. Enjoy!
This item posted: 17-Aug-2016 - Disclaimer
It doesn’t get more simple or satisfying than this rich zucchini soup. Rustic and delicious, this soup is perfect eaten alone or as a side dish alongside any dinner meal.
Zucchini is a highly alkaline food that is one of the mildest and easiest vegetables to digest. Zucchini is a great source of vitamin A, C, & B-complex as well as minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, and manganese. It is high in fiber and low in calories which makes it a great weight loss food and helps to reduce constipation and bloating.
Zucchini is rich in poly-phenolic antioxidants which are essential in helping to protect the body from aging, illness, and disease. Zucchini is also a good source of potassium which is an important intra-cellular electrolyte that helps to maintain fluid balance and normalize blood pressure.
This soup is the perfect way to utilize and enjoy any extra zucchini in your home or garden.
8 zucchini, cubed
2 cloves garlic
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp or one dash each of sage and thyme
Steam zucchini and garlic until tender, approximately 5-10 minutes. Strain and place into high speed blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until well combined. Serve and enjoy!
This item posted: 13-Aug-2016 - Disclaimer
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