“All disease is caused by some type of blockage,
whether it is circulatory, lymphatic, digestive,
nutrition, elimination, emotional
whatever, free the blockage,
let the energy flow, and healing explodes.”
…Dr. Richard Schultz
Olive oil is one of nature’s most perfect foods with many nutritional benefits. Olives are harvested from some of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean in the fall and the olive oil is available in many grades.
Olives contain many vitamins and antioxidants. Olive oil is well known for its health benefits and has a long list of polyphenols that occur naturally in plants. These polyphenols are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to the body. Extra virgin olive oil has the highest concentration of the healing polyphenols and are easily digested.
Hydroxytyrosol is an extremely rare polyphenol found in olive oil. It is believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants, coming in second to gallic acid. Research has shown it to be ten times greater than green tea and two time greater than CoQ10 in providing an all-natural approach to free-radical damage. It is highly potent and very beneficial in slowing down the aging process. The synergy effect with other olive phenols is important as research continues.
Anti-inflammatory properties are rarely found in a fat. Olive oil is made up of fat calories, but the fat is monounsaturated, which is considered a healthy fat. Many other types of fat can cause the body to increase production of molecules which trigger inflammatory responses. Olive oil has been shown to considerably decrease the production of these molecules when consumed on a regular basis. For the average person, this means that changing from butter to olive oil within their diet can aid in lowering joint swelling and pain from diseases like arthritis.
Extra virgin olive oil is also praised for its ability to protect the body from certain forms of cancer. Studies have confirmed that diets similar to the Mediterranean style of dieting can help to protect the body from colon cancer and other diseases of the bowels. This is attributed to the large quantities of polyphenols in olive oil, especially the purest forms of the oil. Olive oil is helpful in protecting the body’s very structure or DNA from oxidative stress. Calcium is also more readily absorbed by the human body when olive oil is present in the diet. This absorption helps to create stronger bones and teeth.
Olive oil and its relationship in curing cancer is worthy of exploration. Studies of breast cancer patients have recently shown a decrease in the replication of breast cancer cells when olive oil is present in the diet. This study shows similar results with other forms of cancer. From a scientific view, these results could be a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer patients. If changes in diet can help to reverse the effects of cancer, then these same changes should change many other diseases, as well.
Longer lives and healthier brains are thought to come from olive oil. People who consume olive oil on a daily basis tend to have better cognitive retention as they age. The antioxidants which are so numerous in the oil protect the brain over the course of a lifetime. Many researchers are looking toward the Mediterranean diet to help explain this cognitive longevity.
Olive oil certainly seems to be a miracle food. It has been a part of human culture and consumption for thousands of years. Olive oil’s healthy properties are only just being explored through scientific studies and the future looks bright for this delicious oil.
Blessings to you for incredible health!
Gluten is a protein that is found in many wheat products and flours, as well as rye and barley. It is a sticky substance which binds your food together. Some experts believe as many as 1 in 20 Americans may have some form of gluten-intolerance.
If you have a wheat allergy and consume these products, gluten upsets your intestines and causes your immune system to respond. This response causes symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, gas and bloating and could cause other symptoms as shown below. These symptom can appear even in people who don’t have celiac disease.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease is a digestive disease that causes permanent damage to the small intestine. This interferes with absorbing certain nutrients, such as iron, calcium and vitamin D, which can create gastrointestinal problems as well as osteoporosis and anemia. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten.
Symptoms of Gluten-Intolerance:
People who have problems processing gluten can suffer from bloating, headaches, heart burn and stomach cramps just to name a few. The chart below shows many symptoms of gluten-intolerance.
|Migraines – Headaches||Heartburn – Acid Reflux|
|Bloating – Gas||Stomach Cramps|
|Chronic Iron Deficiency||Skin Problems – Dermatitis – Eczema|
|Exhausted – No Energy||Sinus Issues – Runny Nose|
|Osteoporosis||Bone and Joint Pains|
|Moody Swings – Cranky||Mental Health Problems|
|Malnutrition||Weight Gain or Weight Loss|
What Should You Do If You Have These Symptoms?
If any of these symptoms are turning your world upside down, you should consider seeing your doctor for a blood test. Gluten-intolerance or celiac disease might be the problem associated with your symptoms.
The other choice (which I highly recommend) is to start eliminating gluten from your life. I say “life” because gluten seems to be everywhere these days. It’s in millions of products! It’s critical to start reading labels for everything you ingest or put on your skin. Although gluten is mainly in foods, it may also be found in products that you use every day. I’ve even seen gluten in a vitamins!
You might also want to check out the Paleo Recipe Books. These books have hundreds of favorite Paleo friendly recipes that will help you follow one of the healthiest and most nutritious diets in the world. These cookbooks contain: No Grains, No Potatoes, No Lentils, No Dairy, No Processed Sugar, and No Preservatives.
Even if you say OH NO, I’m not giving up all that… have an open mind, take some small steps for a healthier life! You just might find yourself feeling pretty terrific!
For many years, I suffered with digestive problems and a long list of other symptoms. I use to give myself four allergy shots a week and had constant sinus problems. When I eliminated gluten, my life changed dramatically. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, I hope you will consider eliminating gluten from your diet to see if you feel better!
To Your Health!
There are many products on the market that claim to have the answer to healthy skin. The majority of these products contain many harmful chemicals and others are too expensive for the average person to afford.
Fortunately, creating healthy skin doesn’t require the help of commercially marketed products. There are many at-home tips and tricks available to get the desired results from your skin.
You may be pleasantly surprised at how easy, effective, and inexpensive some of these tips are. When you save money, then you can justify buying organic food to improve your skin from the inside out. I just had to slide that in since our diet plays such a major part in how our skin looks.
Try these tips for healthy glowing skin the easy, at-home way:
Create natural masks – There are many elements in nature that can help give your skin the healthy look you want. Some of those items may already be in your kitchen or garden! If you want healthy, glowing skin, here are some ideas for making natural facial masks:
- Prepare regular oatmeal (not instant – preferably organic), let it cool, and then apply it to your face for about 30 minutes. Once you rinse it off and dry your face, you’ll instantly feel the benefits of the exfoliating properties of natural oatmeal.
- Crack open an egg, discard the yolk, and briskly beat the white until just before it forms soft peaks. Then, apply it to your face for 30-45 minutes. While it’s on your skin, you’ll feel your skin start to tighten. When finished, spritz the egg white with water and remove with cool water on a cotton ball. Using an egg mask once a week will give you healthier looking skin and is wonderful for crow’s feet.
- Raw Aloe Vera is another great option for creating a homemade mask. Simply rub the gel onto your face and let it stand for about half an hour. Aloe Vera is good at removing blemishes and cleansing the skin of impurities.
Use a daily facial wash – A daily face wash made from 1/2-cup cold milk (yogurt if your skin is dry), 1 tablespoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of witch hazel will ensure your face is moisturized and cleansed of bacteria, grease, and impurities that can contribute to unhealthy skin, pimples and blemishes.
Puffy Baggy Eye Treatment – Most of us have heard that cucumbers help those puffy eyes. Several thin slices over each eye while you are lying down relaxing can make a major difference in your appearance. But did you know that raw potato skins (preferably organic) help tighten puffy baggy eyes also? Try it! Do the same as with the cucumbers and rejuvenate your eyes!
Lip Wrinkles – Mash up 1/4 cup of papaya and generously apply to lips and surrounding areas or use 1/4 cup of papaya juice and apply with cotton balls. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Use clean linens – Your hygiene habits can determine how healthy your facial skin will become. It’s important to always use clean linens. Face cloths and pillowcases that are exposed to your skin need to be free of bacteria so the germs aren’t transferred to the face. It’s beneficial to change pillowcases and face cloths at least twice a week.
These are easy tips that can give you the skin you want without breaking the bank. And you just may see results faster than with products found on the market, and you will be avoiding dangerous chemicals! Try these techniques today and enjoy that healthy, glowing skin you’ve been seeking.
Relax and Pamper Yourself Naturally,
Quinoa, pronouned “keen wah” is 100% whole grain. It can be substituted for almost any other grain, although technically, it’s a seed of a plant related to spinach. It packs a punch in nutrition and is close to being a perfect food.
If you’re already in love with quinoa, then read on to find where you can get some awesome recipes! If you’re new to quinoa, you’re in for a great discovery!
Quinoa is “one of the best sources of protein
in the vegetable kingdom” according to
The National Academy of Sciences.
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
states that quinoa is a source of all essential amino acids.
Other Great Benefits of Quinoa:
- It contains lysine–the amino acid which helps the body produce protein as well as process the protein in the quinoa and in other foods.
- It helps keep bones strong and healthy with very high amounts of manganese.
- Quinoa is low glycemic and helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
- It’s a great source of B vitamins containing niacin, thiamin and B6.
- It contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin.
- Quinoa is also good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, folic acid and vitamin E.
- It doesn’t give you that heavy feeling in your tummy and has a nutty flavor.
Wendy at CookingQuinoa has some fantastic recipes with great pictures. I just recently discovered Wendy, and I’m so thankful to have found her beautiful site and yummy recipes! So check it out and let me know what you think about KEEN WAH.
Happy Cooking & Cheers,
There are many amazing benefits of wheatgrass juice, but here’s my top three favorites:
Wheatgrass is loaded with chlorophyll like all green plants, making it an oxygen rich drink. Since your body needs oxygen to function, you can easily add wheatgrass juice as one of your favorite super healing drinks. So grab a shot of wheatgrass juice, pump up your red blood cells and significantly increase oxygen utilization by your body
Chlorophyll has the power to rebuild and cleanse your body at the molecular and cellular level. Wheatgrass juice is a powerhouse to help cleanse the body while promoting the health of your detoxification systems, immune system, digestive system and circulation. When you improve these systems, your body can naturally fight infection and heal wounds.
Dr. Bernard Jensen states that it only takes MINUTES to digest wheatgrass juice and using very little body energy! Digesting food, especially the typical American diet, takes a great deal of energy. Dian Dooley, Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, stated it takes up to three days to fully digest a hamburger! So build up your immune system with the amazing benefits of wheatgrass juice and give your digestive track a little break!
|“Two ounces of fresh wheatgrass juice has the same amount of vitamins and minerals as 5 pounds of fresh, organic produce.” – Arden’s Garden in Atlanta|
If you’ve never had a shot of wheatgrass, you can test it out at Whole Foods or search out other nutritional hot spots in your area that offer these healing shots. If you’re in Atlanta, Arden’s Garden offers “The Grand Slam”… I won’t spoil the surprise, but I love it! If you get a chance to try it, let me know what you think!
Cheers to Happy Shots of Wheatgrass!
An Unlikely Crusader for Food Safety
A (formerly) twinkie-lovin Texan and successful Wall Street analyst
shares the story of one morning’s family breakfast that changed the
course of her life, as well as (she hopes) the course of the American
Realizing that her child was allergic to what she had considered safe
foods, Robyn O’Brien put her analytical and research skills to work and
discovered far more than she’d wanted to about what’s really in the
foods we feed our families.
This video will have even the hardened skeptics pondering whether their
food habits need some tweaking.
Probiotics are friendly bacteria (the good guys!) that help your body to thrive on many levels. Most people don’t realize that 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system, and a strong immune system is your number one defense against ALL disease. Maintaining a healthy gut is critical if you want to enjoy the benefits of optimal health.
In Greek, the term probiotic means “for life,” and these friendly bacteria help you to digest and assimilate your food. They have a major influence on hundreds of your genes to improve your immune system and protect you from disease… and that, my friends, leads us to…
Genetic Expression – Epigenetics is a field of medicine that shows how your choices play a significant role in how your genes are expressed. This exciting therapy could change the future of medicine!
Just imagine the possibilities if you could change the instructions to your cells by “unplugging” the not so good guys and “plugging in” the healthy genes. Making healthier choices with food and beverages and your lifestyle habits could get you “plugged in” to those healthy genes! Then you will naturally have more protection against chronic disease and illnesses.
Researchers have discovered that by drinking a probiotic-rich beverage, you influence the activity of hundreds of genes in a healthy way. One way to do this is to start adding probiotics foods and beverages into your diet to build up the “good guys” in your gut and support your healthy genetic expression.
If you want to supercharge your health with friendly bacteria, I highly encourage you to check out Jordan Rubin. His battle and triumph over Crohn’s disease has resonated with millions around the world and is one of the most dramatic natural health stories ever told. His new company will be producing some of the healthiest probiotic foods and beverages possible, as well as true “GreenFed” beef.
Good Germs = Great Health! Get Started!… and Be Blessed!
WOW! I just completed another liver gall bladder flush this past week, and it never ceases to amaze me how much better I feel when I release a few hundred more gallstones!
There are many versions of this cleanse, but I highly recommend The Amazing Liver Gall Bladder Flush by Andres Moritz. It is a must read to truly understand the importance and instruction for this cleanse. Have you known people that jump into things and do something halfway? Well, this cleanse IS NOT FOR THEM! You must be responsible and absolutely follow the directions!
I rarely ever eat sugar, and the apple juice was just way too much sugar for me. Next time I will be using the malic acid.
“All the pathology or symptoms of ill health are caused by some kind of liver congestion. Almost every single patient that has any chronic degenerative condition suffers from excessive biliary stones in the liver.” – Andreas Moritz
The health of every cell in your body, directly or indirectly, is controlled by the liver. Your amazing liver is the body’s detoxifier and neutralizes drugs, hormones and alcohol… cleansing and nourishing your cells.
The liver gall bladder cleanse is one of the most beneficial ways to have vibrant health. Always follow directions! There is a purpose behind every thing you do in the liver gall bladder flush so be sure you don’t skip a single step!
I highly recommend that you read Andreas Moritz’s book
before you start this cleanse.
Cheers for an Amazing Cleanse!