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Over 80% of us will experience adrenal fatigue multiple times over our lives. Symptoms can include weakness, lack of energy, trouble concentrating, becoming easily confused, forgetfulness, trouble completing basic tasks you could once handle easily, hoarse voice, poor digestion, constipation, depression, insomnia, not feeling rested after waking from sleep, and relying on naps during the day.
The best way to support your adrenals and help recover your health is to eat a light, balanced meal every 90 minutes to two hours. This grazing technique works because the frequent meals keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day; and as long as your glucose isn’t dropping, your adrenal glands don’t have to interfere. Giving your adrenal glands lots of rest allows them to devote energy to healing and restoring themselves.
Each of your meals should ideally contain a balance of potassium, sodium, and natural sugar (from fruit). This video shows some perfect snacks you can graze on to help recover your adrenal health, including:
* Apple, celery, and dates
* Orange, avocado, and spinach
* Sweet potato, kale, and lemon juice
* Cucumber, avocado, and lime juice
* Banana, dates, and romaine lettuce
* Coconut water, dried apricots and celery
* Coconut water, banana, and spinach
* Pear, berries, and mache
* Mango, figs, and celery
* Oranges, cilantro, and butter lettuce
* Raspberries, tangerines, and green leaf lettuce
* Berries, raw honey, and cucumber
* Apple, dates, and collard greens
* Banana, grape, and red leaf lettuce
* Apple, cauliflower, and cucumber
* Watermelon with lime juice, and celery juice
This item posted: 22-Jun-2016 - Disclaimer
These delicious black bean burgers offer a perfect, healthy alternative to other burger recipes without sacrificing the taste. The rich flavor of the patties combined with a variety of fresh, juicy and creamy toppings makes a wonderful meal to enjoy with family or friends. Serve in a gluten free bun to keep the meal entirely gluten free.
2 cups cooked black beans (approximately 1 can)
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 red onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/4 cup parsley
1/2 tbsp each: thyme leaves, sage leaves, poultry seasoning
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
Gluten Free Buns like these ones.
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a sauté pan, heat 1/4 cup of water. Add onions and garlic over high heat, stirring until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep from sticking.
3) In a food processor, pulse walnuts, ground chia seeds, parsley, thyme, sage, poultry seasoning, paprika and sea salt until coarse crumbles are formed. Set aside in a medium mixing bowl.
4) Place black beans, garlic and onions in the food processor and pulse five times until roughly combined. Add shredded zucchini and pulse three more times. Add to the contents of the mixing bowl.
5) Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
6) Form into small patties about 3 inches across and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
7) Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
8) Serve in gluten free buns with the toppings of your choice.
This item posted: 08-Jun-2016 - Disclaimer
These delicious gluten-free and corn-free Millet Flatbreads are the perfect vehicle for an endless variety of mouth watering toppings. In this video, we demonstrate how to make three different tasty toppings: Savory Sweet Potato & Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Arugula, and Avocado & Tomato. You can make just one or two of these toppings, all three, or create any topping recipe of your own. This is the perfect recipe to to let your creativity take over and explore what you like best. Enjoy!
2 cups millet flour
2 cups water
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 pinch sea salt
This item posted: 01-Jun-2016 - Disclaimer
The Epstein-Barr virus has created a secret epidemic. Out of the roughly 320 million people in the U.S., over 225 million Americans have some form of EBV that's affecting their life. Medical communities are aware of only one version of EBV, but there are actually over 60 varieties. They have no idea how the virus operates long-term and how problematic it can be.
The truth is, EBV is the source of numerous health problems that are currently considered mystery illnesses, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders, lupus, Lyme disease, tinnitus, vertigo, and much more. To understand EBV better, it’s helpful to know the four stages it goes through:
If you catch EBV, it goes through an initial dormant period of floating around in your bloodstream doing little more than slowly replicating itself to build its numbers—and waiting for an opportunity to launch a more direct infection.
At the end of Stage One, the Epstein-Barr virus is ready to do battle with your body. That’s when EBV first makes its presence known by turning into mononucleosis. Medical communities are unaware that every case of mononucleosis is only Stage Two of EBV. During this Stage Two, your body’s immune system goes to war with the virus. It’s during this stage that EBV seeks a long-term home by making a run for one or more of your major organs—typically your liver and/ or spleen.
Once the virus settles into your liver, spleen, and/or other organs, it nests there. From this point on, when a doctor tests for Epstein-Barr, she or he will find antibodies and take these to indicate a past infection, when EBV was in its mono phase. The doctor will not find the EBV presently active in the bloodstream. The confusion here is one of the biggest blunders in medical history—this is how this virus has slipped through the cracks.
The ultimate goal of the Epstein-Barr virus is to inflame your central nervous system. Your immune system normally wouldn’t allow this to happen. But if EBV has successfully worn you down in Stage Three, the virus will take advantage of your vulnerability and start to cause a multitude of strange symptoms that range from heart palpitations to generalized aches and pains to nerve pain. Patients with these issues are sometimes diagnosed as having fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or rheumatoid arthritis, all of which are collections of symptoms that medical communities admit they don’t understand and for which they have no cure.
A Way Out
While EBV is a serious threat to our health, the good news is that if you carefully and patiently follow the steps detailed in my book Medical Medium and my radio show, you can heal. You can recover your immune system, free yourself of EBV, rejuvenate your body, gain full control over your health, and move on with your life.
This item posted: 30-May-2016 - Disclaimer
Citrus fruits make a wonderful addition to salads, fruit bowls, snacking platters, and desserts, and are just as wonderful eaten on their own. Nature provides us with the perfect presentation option for citrus fruits with natural sections that can be pulled apart and displayed in a beautiful dish. Sectioning citrus fruits is easy once you know how to do it, and today's video shows you exactly how you can do it at home.
Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines are rich in healing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols, and are wonderful foods to include as often as possible. Just a few of their benefits include:
* Great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids
* Anti-cancer properties
* Help keep bones and teeth strong
* Support the health of the digestive tract
* And much more.
Learn more about oranges here.
Learn more about grapefruit here.
Enjoy the video and as many delicious citrus fruits as you desire!
This item posted: 26-May-2016 - Disclaimer
This simple smoothie recipe is delicious, vibrant, and comes together easily in just a couple of minutes. Wild blueberries are the star ingredient with their phenomenal health benefits.
Wild, lowbush blueberries are naturally occurring berries that have been growing in Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island for more than 10,000 years. They are smaller in size than planted blueberries and a more concentrated source of nutrition and antioxidants.
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. Their ability to adapt to harsh environments gives them genetic strength, which we also benefit from when we consume them. Their adaptogenic nutrients give us more strength and ability to adapt to the challenges and stress we face, and help to revitalize any exhausted system. Wild Blueberries present the perfect nutritional answer to total body recovery and are essential for the future of our health individually and as a race.
Wild Blueberries are the ultimate antioxidant superfruit and explode with immune strengthening vitamins and minerals that nourish body and soul. Their powerful antioxidants and polyphenols are known to protect the body from free radical damage, benefit cognitive and neurological health, support the cardiovascular system, and help reduce inflammation.
Wild blueberries can be enjoyed fresh or frozen. They are wonderful eaten alone, with other fruits, or added to smoothies like in this recipe, or salads. The most convenient way to enjoy wild blueberries is to buy them frozen from your local supermarket or health food store.
Simple Wild Blueberry Smoothie
1 cup wild blueberries
2 dates, soaked
1 cup of water
Combine the wild blueberries, bananas, dates, and water in the blender. Add the juice from half a lemon. Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined. Serves 1-2
Watch the recipe video here.
This item posted: 18-May-2016 - Disclaimer
Today I have a delicious recipe to share with you for one of the most powerfully healing beverages you can drink - Chaga tea. Chaga is an incredibly powerful medicinal mushroom that is highly sought after due to its phenomenal levels of antioxidants and healing properties.
Chaga is rich in Vitamins A, C, B, D, and E and minerals such as manganese, iron, calcium, zinc, and selenium. It also contains potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-candida, and anti-parasite properties.
Chaga is one of the best sources of betulinic acid which is known to kill cancer cells on contact. Chaga is therefore often listed as one of the top anti-cancer and anti-tumor foods and is highly valued in a variety of natural cancer treatments and preventative protocols. Research has shown Chaga to be particularly beneficial for colon, stomach, endometrial, lung, breast, and prostate cancer.
Chaga is also rich in beta-glucans which can dramatically strengthen and reinforce the immune system making it an ideal choice for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, irritable bowl syndrome, Chron’s disease, lymphoma, bursitis, shingles, and PCOS. It is also very beneficial for those with HIV and has been shown to reduce the various symptoms and secondary diseases caused by HIV.
Chaga contains the highest level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the world which is an enzyme that promotes the breakdown of free radicals and has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, gout, scleroderma, osteoarthritis, and cataracts. Its anti-inflammatory properties makes it ideal for those with IBS, arthritis, colitis, cystitis, tendonitis, edema, asthma, celiac disease, and acne.
The wide range of healing benefits found in Chaga makes its one of the most important and essential medicinal foods to be included in one’s natural health regime. Chaga mushrooms grow in harmony with birch tress and can be found in northern regions of the United States and in the forest of the Appalachian mountains. It can also be found in temperate forests of Europe, Canada, China, Russia, and Korea where it is known as a “gift of God”.
Chaga tea is an incredibly beneficial drink since the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healing compounds are easily and quickly assimilated and utilized by the body in this form. Chaga tea can be made in under a minute by simply adding 1 teaspoon of Chaga extract powder to 8oz of hot water. It has a rich, earthy coffee-like flavor that can be sweetened with honey, stevia, or coconut sugar if desired.
The highest quality, most effective Chaga Extract Powder can be found here.
For something extra special, try the recipe I have included for you below.
1 teaspoon Chaga Extract Powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
8oz hot water
1 teaspoon raw honey or coconut sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
Add the ingredients into a blender. Blend until well combined and frothy. You can also stir the ingredients together in a mug. It won't have the same frothiness but it will still taste delicious. Sip and savor.
This item posted: 15-May-2016 - Disclaimer
This family style lasagna is everything you could want in a decadent comforting dish, but without any of the dairy, grains, and oil. It makes many servings and keeps great in the fridge for the family to enjoy all week long!
1 butternut squash, peeled
6 large potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make noodles by slicing all vegetables into lengthwise strips about 1/4 inch thick, using a mandoline if desired. Arrange on baking trays lined with parchment paper. Roast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until cooked through. Note: May roast cauliflower for the ricotta alongside the veggie noodles. See instructions below.
8 cups tomatoes, diced
2 cups onions, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 date, minced
1/2 tbsp each: rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme
1 tbsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp curry powder
In a large sauce pan, combine all ingredients together over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer, stirring occasional until all ingredients are cooked through and have started to combine, approximately 20 minutes.
Blend sauce to desired consistency using a hand blender or by transferring to a standing blender in batches. Set aside.
1.5 cups cashews
1.5 cups zucchini, peeled and diced
1 date, seed removed
1 garlic clove
1/2 lemon, juiced
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Add water by the spoonful only if needed to blend. Set aside.
1 large cauliflower, florets
1/3 cup cashew cheese
Arrange florets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Roast at 425 degrees for 25 minutes until the tips turn golden brown and florets are tender but not mushy.
In a food processor, pulse cauliflower with 1/3C cashew cheese until well combined but still somewhat "grainy". Set aside.
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cups basil
2 cups spinach
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until well combined. Add water in a thin stream as needed up to 1/4 cup. Pesto should be uniform but with some texture. Set aside.
In a large lasagna pan, spread a thin layer of tomato sauce to prevent sticking. Lay down a layer of veggie noodles. Then spread a thin layer of one of the sauces. Add another layer of vegetables, and then another thin layer of a different sauce. Continue until you have layered all the vegetables and all the sauce into the pan.
Bake at 425 for 20 to 30 minutes until top turns golden around the edges. Chill in the fridge for at least one hour prior to serving.
This item posted: 10-May-2016 - Disclaimer
For anyone who loves spicy foods, this raw "sriracha" recipe is going to turn things up in the kitchen. It's loaded with spicy flavor and is incredibly delicious. It can be used on top of pasta, noodles, added to sandwiches or wraps, or used as a dip or marinade! This recipe is super clean, fat-free and a total taste sensation.
Bell peppers are the base of this recipe and contain an impressive amount of vitamin C with up to as much as six times as oranges. They are also packed with vitamin A and beta carotene which can help boost the immune system, improve vision, and help protect the eyes against cataracts. They are also an excellent source of potassium, fiber, thiamine, beta carotene, folic acid, zeaxanthin, and lycopene and have been shown to help prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Sun-dried tomatoes, which gives this recipe its rich, savory flavor are are packed with vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, as well as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta carotene. This amazing array of nutrition makes sun-dried tomatoes excellent for helping to nourish the adrenal glands, reduce stress damage, build the immune system, protect against skin damage, and improve cardiovascular health. Sun-dried tomatoes are also an excellent source of lycopene, a super-antioxidant, which is known to help prevent breast, pancreatic, intestinal, bladder, cervical, colorectal, lung, skin, endometrial, and prostate cancers.
If you like spicy foods, you will love this recipe as it will have you coming back for more with every bite.
1 red bell pepper, stem removed
1 small tomato
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. If using sun-dried tomatoes that are very dry, soak for 30 minutes prior in cool water. Adjust red pepper to reflect desired heat. Enjoy!
Notes: Stores well in the fridge for approximately 5 days
This item posted: 08-May-2016 - Disclaimer
If you've been following my work for any amount of time, you probably know that one of the things I most often recommend for healing is to drink straight celery juice daily. It might seem simple, but that's the the best part - it is simple. With just some celery and a way to juice it, you can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week. Celery juice is that powerful for healing.
I have shared the many benefits of celery juice with you before, but my team and I get a lot of questions around how to make it, how much to drink, and when is best to drink it. That's why we created a short video showing you two methods for making celery juice that only take a minute.
For best results, aim for 16oz of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. If you find that is too much for you at first, even 4 or 8oz per day is a wonderful start. Over time you can work up to 16oz per day.
It's very important that you have your celery juice on an empty stomach. The best time is in the morning before you've eaten breakfast. This allows for optimal digestion and healing benefits.
Want to know more about celery juice? Read my blog post about it here and watch the video for easy instructions on how to make it.
I hope you enjoy the video and see how simple it can be to incorporate this powerful healing tool.
This item posted: 07-May-2016 - Disclaimer
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