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Did You Know Dulse Will Heal Your Body & Digestive System On a Cellular Level

Check out these 10 awesome health benefits of Dulse

1) High in Minerals – Specifically Cobalt, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Manganese
2) Helps heal poor digestive systems
3) Rebuilds and Maintains All Glands in the Body
4) Cleanses the Body of Heavy Metals
5) Increases Metabolism and aids in weight loss
6) Also High in Fiber, and hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon; essentials in building muscles
7) Supports healthy Brain function
8) Very High in Iodine for healthy Thyroid Function
9) Great for adding flavor to cooking
10) Heals and enhances the Liver

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More About the Liver
A healthy functioning liver is important to our bodies and overall good health. Our livers are responsible for so much that we absolutely must become more aware of how to keep it healthy. Our livers break down all our foods, cleanses the toxins in our bodies, processes all of our sensory input, and is our heat-furnace. It’s the only organ in the body that can regenerate.
Our livers are extremely abused in our society, and adding Dulse to your daily nutritional intake can play an important role in helping to heal our bodies and liver.

Cellular Healing

Sea vegetables present these essential nutrients to your body in a chelated, colloidal optimally balanced form so they are bio-available; that is, your body “understands” how to absorb and utilize them. Major minerals examples are:

  • Calcium (for skeletal health, healthy heartbeat, nervous system function)
  • Magnesium (activates enzymatic activity, essential for healthy heartbeat)
  • Potassium (naturally prevents high blood pressure, provides cellular energy)
  • Sodium (essential for the correct balance of body fluids — our internal “ocean”)
  • Iron (as hemoglobin, transports and distributes oxygen to all your cells)

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All Cantaloupes Aren’t Created Equally

How to tell a cantaloupe from a hybrid cantaloupe. The is a photo of a non hybrid cantaloupe. Notice the skin has no distinct lines or grooves.

Cantaloupe

Fresh Ripe & in Season

 

Cantaloupe

Melon Tuscan, Bella Tuscana Hybrid

As you can see the hybrid cantaloupe has distinct green groove/lines on the skin very different from the non hybrid cantaloup.

So before you head to your local farmer’s market to pick up a fresh cantaloupe be prepared to spot the hybrid from the non hybrid.

 

 

Cooking with Dried Herbs

Dried Herbs

Dried Herbs

Fresh herbs are fun to play with, but they can intimidate some new cooks. Using dried herbs are a good second choice, just remember that they should be added earlier in the cooking process so they can begin to rehydrate and release their flavors.
Be sure to crush/grind herbs or if you don’t have a tool to crush them,   you can rub dried herbs between your thumb and forefinger or between the palms of your hands before adding them to your pot or pan to give the herbs a boost of energy and to help the herbs release their oils and fragrances. Fresh herbs should always be added toward the end of cooking to enjoy their full flavor effect because they are more fragile;

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Fresh Ginger & How to Keep It Fresh For When You Need It

As much as I love to use fresh ginger I often end up with it going bad before I use all of it. I recently came across an article on freezing it instead of storing it in the fridge. Heres a tip on how to store it in the freezer.  Don’t just toss it in the it freezer whole – Grate and measure it first. The benefit of finely grating your ginger is that you won’t end-up with those stringy bits of ginger in your food. Since it’s a bit time-consuming, it’s nice to do a whole bunch at once, that way you always have “fresh” ginger on hand when you need it. Another great tip is to store it in 1 tbs sizes because most recipes call for about 1 tbs.  After grated the ginger don’t discard the scraps but instead boil and strain them to make ginger tea.

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THE BIO MINERAL APPROACH FOR “PROTEIN” INTAKE

  • Essential amino acids are amino acids that are the building blocks of protein that our body can’t produce by itself. In other words, if we don’t eat them, we won’t get enough of them. Steak, beef, chicken, eggs, pork, fish and milk are not recommended sources of essential amino acids because of the negative effects, and the uric acid they produce in the body, which is destructive to cells; plants have all the essential amino acids our bodies need.
  • Leucine is one of the best essential amino acids for stimulating muscle strength and growth, and also referred to as a BCAA (brand-chain amino acid). Leucine helps regulate your blood sugar by moderating insulin into the body during and after exercise and can even help prevent and treat depression by the way it acts on neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • Good plant-based sources include: seaweed, whole grain rice, sesame seeds, watercress, turnip greens, garbanzo beans, figs, avocados, raisins, dates, apples, blueberries, olives and even bananas. Don’t limit yourself to one food of these choices, and aim for a serving of either seaweed, leafy greens, hemp seeds, whole grains, or garbanzo beans at each meal to be sure you get enough high-quality plant-protein.
  • Isoleucine is another BCAA similar to leucine, however with a few different responsibilities. It is an isolated form of leucine that specifically helps the body produce energy and hemoglobin. It’s also vital assisting in nitrogen growth within the muscle cells, especially in children.
  • Plant-based sources include: rye, garbanzo beans, wild rice, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, elderberries, quinoa, blueberries, apples.
  • Lysine is responsible for proper growth and in the production of carnitine (a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into fuel to lower cholesterol). It also helps the body absorb calcium for even further bone strength and also aids in collagen production. It’s vital to get enough of this amino acid since deficiency can lead to nausea, depression, fatigue, muscle depletion and even osteoporosis.
  • Good plant-based sources of lysine include: garbanzo beans (the best), watercress, hemp seeds, avocados,
  • Methionine helps form cartilage in the body through the use of sulfur. Sulfur is a mineral essential to the production of bone cartilage and no other amino acids contain sulfur aside from methionine. People who don’t eat enough sulfur-containing foods to produce methionine in the body may suffer arthritis, damaged tissue, and poor healing. Methionine also aids in the production of muscle growth and formation of creative, needed for optimal cellular energy.
  • Good plant-based sources of sulfur include: hemp seeds, Brazil nuts, seaweed, spelt, figs, whole grain, wild rice, garbanzo beans, onions, and raisins.
  • Phenylalanine: This amino acid comes in three forms: L-phenylalanine (a natural form found in protein) and D-phenylalanine (a form produced by a laboratory), and DL phenylalanine (a combination of both forms). Always eat food-based sources before choosing supplements or enriched food products with a lab-derived version of this amino acid. Phenylalanine is important in the body because it turns into tyrosine once ingested, which is another amino acid that’s needed to make proteins, brain chemicals, and thyroid hormones. Not obtaining enough of this amino acid can result in brain fog, lack of energy, depression, lack of appetite, or memory problems.
  • Good sources include: seaweed, winter squash, garbanzo beans, wild rice, avocado, walnuts, brazil nuts, quinoa, figs, raisins, leafy greens, most berries, olives, and seeds.
  • Threonine supports a healthy immune system, heart, liver, and central nervous system health. It also helps maintain a balance of proteins within the body to assist in overall repair, energy, and growth. This amino acid also helps the body’s connective tissues and joints in good health by producing glycine and serine in the body, two essential amino acids needed for healthy bones, skin, hair, and nails. In the liver it helps with fatty acid digestion to prevent fatty acid build-up and liver failure.
  • The highest sources of this amino acid is: watercress (which even exceed meat), leafy greens, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and Tahini, avocados, figs, raisins, quinoa, and spelt. Sprouted grains are also excellent sources of this amino acid as well.
  • Tryptophan is vital to a healthy nervous system and brain health, along with sleep, muscle growth and repair, and overall neurotransmitter function.
  • Plant-based sources that include high amounts of tryptophan include: kamut grains, seaweed, hemp seeds, watercress, mushrooms, all lettuces, leafy greens, beans, avocado, figs, winter squash, anise, peppers, chickpeas, onions, apples, oranges, bananas, quinoa.
  • Valine is another BCAA needed for optimal muscle growth and repair. It’s also responsible for endurance and the overall maintenance of good muscle health.
  • High sources of valine include: Garbanzo beans, callaloo, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, whole grains, figs, avocado, apples, sprouted grains and seeds, blueberries, cranberries, oranges. Good plant-based sources of histidine include: wild rice, spelt, rye, seaweed, garbanzo beans, cantaloupe, hemp seeds, burro bananas

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH

 

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Recipe: The water of 1 young coconut, handful of fresh basil and 2 tbs of sea moss jelly.

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH

THE HEART:
The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. It is really nothing more than a pump, composed of muscle which pumps blood throughout the body, beating approximately 72 times per minute of our lives. The heart pumps the blood, which carries all the vital materials which help our bodies function and removes the waste products that we do not need. For example, the brain requires oxygen and glucose, which, if not received continuously, will cause it to loose consciousness. Muscles need oxygen, glucose and amino acids, as well as the proper ratio of sodium, calcium and potassium salts in order to contract normally. The glands need sufficient supplies of raw materials from which to manufacture the specific secretions. If the heart ever ceases to pump blood the body begins to shut down and after a very short period of time will die.

WHAT DOES THE HEAT & OREGANO HAVE IN COMMON:

Oregano ~ Known for its ability to prevent and cure several ailments to a great extent, oregano is a rich source for controlling cholesterol& fighting dietary fiber, as well as antioxidants such as vitamin-C. (To store fresh oregano, snip off its tips and keep the stalks upright in some water, just like flowers.)

Antioxidants fight against free radicals (which are basically charged molecules capable of causing undesired chemical reactions) and thus help prevent heart disease, among other health issues. Oregano helps fight off inflammation inducing free radicals, and protect the heart against ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL).

LET THE FOODS WE EAT BE TASTY, HEALTHY & FOR A PURPOSE!!

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Acidic Foods And The Harm They Have on Your Health

A typical traditional American diet consist of animal protein and rich buttery sauces, white sugar, white/wheat flour, cloned meats and animals filled with all types of hormones and other chemicals

Choose the lifestyle of an Alkaline Vegan

Choose the lifestyle of an Alkaline Vegan

which truthfully equates to an acidic diet. Did you know when you consume acidic foods it effects your pH level? When your pH level is more acidic than alkaline your body accommodates and welcomes when a disease invades it. Theres always a remedy for us because everything we need was placed within us from the onset of our existence. The remedy is choosing to create an alkaline environment for your body to exist in. Having an alkaline pH creates an environment in the body that diseases can’t thrive in and take over in!!!!!We put a lot of thought into ourselves from the outside prospective meaning adorning ourselves, caring about our appearances but how much time do we put into our internal selves. How many of us think about our organs? How many of us think about our blood, our joints (not when they are aching) our lungs, heart and all the rest of them? Today I want to encourage each of us to think more about our bodies but go deep within and think about how the foods we eat day in and day out come with a high price and one day we will have to pay the high cost and hopefully it won’t be too high of a price that we can’t afford to pay. The remedy yes there is a remedy. An alkaline vegan lifestyle is our remedy our ram in the bush instead of our lives. It’s really simple! Choose life over death, choose plants, berries, whole grains and nuts that are least acidic. Start some where if it’s too much for you to do all at once. Where should you start? I strongly recommend beginning with exchanging items from your life with healthier foods. Replace white flour with least acidic grains like spelt, kamut, and quinoa. Replace your sugars with raw agave’ and natural date sugar (no exceptions) Sugar is highly toxic in the body!!!! Replace your dairy milks, creamers, ice cream, butters with nut butters, nut milk, grain milk. Replace eating meats 7 days a week to eating them 4 days a week. Hey I respect some are more attached to their meats!!! The choice of becoming a alkaline vegan is really up to the each of us to decide and I hope you decide sooner than later.
BE WELL!

 

 

Dr.Sebi Sharing the Fundamental Principles of Alkaline & Acid In The Body

If you have been wondering what the alkaline/acid talk is all about this interview with Dr. Sebi provides a solid understanding to begin the healing journey.

Prickly Pear Cactus ~ Adding Variety to Your Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle

Add variety to your lifestyle

Natural Fruits

Prickly Pear Cactus

This sweet and Juicy fruit is a member of the Cactaceae (or cactus) family, prickly pear cactus, also known as nopal, grows in the U.S.A, Mexico, and South America. It also flourishes in Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean.

The fruit can be peeled and eaten raw. However, many experts suggest that the fruit is best when it is made into candy, jelly, juice, or wine. It is also available dried or in extract form.

is said to be high in fiber, magnesium , and iron .The prickly pear cactus, also known as nopal, has been used to treat diabetes, stomach problems, cuts and bruises, sunburn , windburn, constipation , and cold symptoms.

Add some variety to your Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle Today!!

 

How to Open a Coconut & Health Facts About This Electric Food!

Young coconuts are a great health enhancing food. The water in the young coconut is one of the highest sources of electrolytes. Electrolytes are responsible for keeping the body properly hydrated so the muscles and nerves can function appropriately. Therefore it is more beneficial to drink the water from a young coconut after an intense workout rather than the commercial sports drinks we see advertised.

Coconut water is also low in calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and almost completely fat-free. Furthermore, the soft meat, or flesh, inside the coconut helps to restore oxidative tissue damage and contains a source of healthy fats and minerals.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Coconuts

  1. Supports immune system health: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite
  2. Provides a natural source of quick energy and enhances physical and athletic performance
  3. Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals
  4. Improves insulin secretion and symptoms associated with diabetes
  5. Helps protect the body from cancers due to insulin reduction, removal of free radicals that cause premature aging and degenerative disease
  6. Reduces risk of heart health and improves good cholesterol (HDL)
  7. Restores and supports thyroid function
  8. Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infection
  9. Promotes weight loss
  10. Helps keep hair and skin healthy and youthful looking, prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, and provides sun protection

What Does An Alkaline Vegan Girl Consume For Break Fast?

Spring water!

Spring water!

Upon Rising Drink Spring Water to “Energize your Body, Mind, and Protect your Heart”

  • 70% of the human body content is water, and so water plays an important role in the proper functioning of your body.
  • The human brain cells contain about 85% of water.
  • 75% of muscles is water
  • Bones also contain about 25% water
  • 82% of blood consists of water.

It has long been known that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system and cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more able to absorb nutrients from food. What if I told you the best and quickest way to energize your body and mind daily was by drinking water? Research and physicians report that by drinking water you will energize your body’s muscles and brain, experience less pain and protect your heart. So Rise & Shine Daily with A Full Glass of Spring Water!

The Benefits of an Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle?

The Benefits of an Alkaline Vegan Life

An alkaline lifestyle is about consuming natural fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds along with natural herbs, spices and spring water. Not all foods including some fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts or seeds  are natural and should not be consumed due to their acidic nature. Learn about the natural foods that will create a healthy alkaline pH and reclaim your health!