Friday, October 22

Taking Control of Your Health

If you carefully follow some basic health principles -- simple things like exercising, eating whole foods, sleeping enough, getting sun exposure, and reducing stress in your life -- you will drastically reduce your need for conventional medical care in the first place.

But if you do end up having a health problem, it's essential to realize that you do not suddenly lose your power as an independent individual! You have the RIGHT to ask questions, to ask for second and third opinions, and you still have the right to refuse drugs or any other treatment you believe is not in your best interest.

However, discussing these things with your health care professional may be uncomfortable. Accept that this is part of it...

Part of taking control of your health includes staying involved in your treatment, from start to finish, and not blindly handing over your decision-making capabilities to someone in a white coat -- who may or may not have the same beliefs about what constitutes 'health' as you do.

A Lesson from Mom: Don’t Be a ‘Good’ Patient

Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 22 2010

Cococut Oil, the Friend to Athletes and Dieters

...If you live in the United States, you have an almost 70 percent chance of being overweight. And, by now, I'm sure you're well aware that obesity affects your quality of life and is linked to many health concerns.
One of the best benefits of coconut oil lies in its ability to help stimulate your metabolism.
Back in the 1940s, farmers found out about this effect by accident when they tried using inexpensive coconut oil to fatten their livestock.
It didn't work!

Instead, coconut oil made the animals lean, active and hungry.
However, many animal and human research studies have demonstrated that replacing LCFAs with MCFAs results in both decreased body weight and reduced fat deposition.
In fact, the ability of MCFAs to be easily digested, to help stimulate the metabolism and be turned into energy has entered the sports arena. Several studies have now shown that MCFAs can enhance physical or athletic performance.[12]

Additionally, research has demonstrated that, due to its metabolic effect, coconut oil increases the activity of the thyroid. And you've probably heard that a sluggish thyroid is one reason why some people are unable to lose weight, no matter what they do.

Besides weight loss, there are other advantages to boosting your metabolic rate. Your healing process accelerates. Cell regeneration increases to replace old cells, and your immune system functions better overall...

This Cooking Oil is a Powerful Virus-Destroyer and Antibiotic…

Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 22 201

Friday, October 8

Eat for your liver

Let food be your medicine By Dr. Sandra Cabot


Many diseases can be overcome by eating healing foods that contain powerful medicinal properties. Optimal health and the prevention of disease is only possible by including these healing foods regularly in the diet. The healing substances found in certain foods or therapeutically active chemicals are known as phyto-chemicals. The culinary habits of different cultures have been recognised for decades as being influential in the incidence of diseases. Mediterranean countries have a lower prevalence of cardiovascular diseases because of the protective effect of traditional Mediterranean foods, such as olive oil, tomatoes and legumes. Broccoli and other vegetables in the cruciferous family are known to reduce the risk of bowel cancer, but it is only recently that scientists have isolated the phyto-chemicals which confer this protection. Broccoli has been found to contain a phyto-chemical called sulphoraphane, which enhances the phase two-detoxification pathway in the liver. Sulphoraphane has also been found to block mammary tumor formation in rats.

Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, which according to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1997:66:116-22), is the most powerful of all the dietary carotenoids. The researchers found that the dietary intake of lycopene was linked to a lower risk of prostate problems. They also found that higher levels of lycopene in the blood lowered the risk of cell proliferation, which would theoretically exert a powerful anti-cancer effect. Cooking or chopping tomatoes increases the absorption of lycopene into the body. Eating tomatoes with oil increases the availability of the lycopene to the body, which is another reason that Mediterranean cuisine confers health benefits.

Beetroot is a beautiful deep purple colour because it contains the antioxidant anthocyanidin. Constituents of beetroot have been shown to exert anti-viral and anti-tumour effects in animal studies. Other foods, which also exert these properties, although to a lesser degree, are red and green peppers, red onion, paprika and cranberry. These foods contain healing phytonutrients such as carotenoids, capsanthin and anthocyanins.
Certain foods have high concentrations of plant hormones, which are known as phyto-estrogens. Examples of these are the isoflavones genistein and daidzein (found in soya beans and red clover), and lignans (found in flaxseed). Asian communities consume a high intake of soy, and have a significantly lower incidence of hormone dependent cancers of the prostate, uterus and breast. All legumes such as beans, peas and lentils contain beneficial phyto-estrogens.

A study published in the British Medical Journal in 1990, looked at a group of postmenopausal women who were given 1.5 oz of soy flour for 2 weeks, followed by half that of flaxseed meal for 2 weeks, and then half again of red clover sprouts. This produced improvements in various blood hormone levels and menopausal symptoms.

Asian and Mediterranean cuisines are now integrating themselves into the old fashioned Western diet consisting of meat, bread and 4 vegetables. This culinary multiculturalism has enormous and proven benefits for our health and also for our enjoyment. We all know that variety is the spice of life, and Asian and Mediterranean foods can add spice to our often bland ways of eating. A wide range of Asian foods is now available from supermarkets and greengrocers as well as Chinese grocery stores. Typical Asian foods and vegetables such as ginger, chilli, garlic, Chinese water spinach, bok choy, lemongrass, coconut, tumeric, curry, Chinese mushrooms and many others can be experimented with, and gradually introduced into the diet if you want to expand the horizons of your taste buds.


Keep feces out of your bloodstream (and Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days)

 "Let me be crystal clear about this: Anything that damages the gut lining (including bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, as well as alcohol, grains, legumes, and dairy) can predispose one to autoimmunity, multiple chemical sensitivities, and allergies to otherwise benign foods".  Tim Ferriss


Here is a recap of how grains cause malabsorption issues and how that affects our health and well-being:
1. Damage to the gut lining. If the gut is damaged, you do not absorb nutrients. We need healthy villi and microvilli to absorb our nutrients, be they protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, or minerals.
2. Damage to the gall bladder and bile production. If you do not absorb fats and fat soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, K, and other nutrients, you will have problems utilizing any minerals you do absorb, to say nothing of the nutrient deficiencies from inadequate essential fats.
3. Phytates tightly bind to metal ions and make them unavailable for absorption. Analytical chemists actually use purified phytates in experiments where it is necessary to quantify the amounts of metal ions like calcium, zinc, or iron in a sample because the phytates bind to these metals tighter than just about any other molecule. The same thing happens when you eat phytates, and this is not a good thing for bone health or iron status.
4. Open door for autoimmunity and cancer. Once the gut lining is damaged, we are at exceptionally high risk of autoimmune disease, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and several types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The pancreas is assailed by grain-induced inflammation due to CCK problems and elevated insulin levels. This inflammation is a potential cause of pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Why does all this happen? Because grains are pissed that you want to eat them and they are willing, and able, to fight back.
Here is a short list of the problems associated with leaky gut and the autoimmune response:
• Infertility
• Type 1 diabetes
• Multiple sclerosis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Lupus
• Vitiligo
• Narcolepsy
• Schizophrenia
• Autism
• Depression
• Huntington’s
• Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Hypothyroidism
• Porphyria

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Wednesday, October 6

Green Salad

One dietary goal that I've long had for myself is to eat a head of dark green lettuce every day. I find that regular intake of lettuce (being sure to chew it thoroughly before swallowing) helps keep my teeth feeling strong, and of course, I like knowing that my body is getting steady inflow of chlorophyll and plenty of minerals that it can use to keep all of my organ systems healthy.
For me, the key to staying regular with lettuce intake is having a wide variety of salad ingredients in the kitchen. If there are other vegetables, avocados, nuts, raisins, and fruits readily available, I actually enjoy the "work" of putting together a beautiful, healthy, and filling salad.

Here's a look at one that I threw together for yesterday's lunch:
Lying at the bottom are about six large leaves of romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces.
To the bed of lettuce, I added shredded carrots, celery, and creamy avocado chunks.
To boost healthy protein content, I threw in some unsalted pecans and cashews.
For natural sweetness, I sprinkled in a small handful of organic raisins.
And as a special treat, I topped everything off with a few spicy peanuts. :)
If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, try their Lime and Chili Peanuts or Cashews.
A salad with this many players is good enough to devour without a dressing, but on this particular day, I was feeling honey-mustard-y, so I whisked together a quick dressing with raw honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and touches of garlic and sea salt.
Again, the key to making lettuce-rich salads a regular part of your life is to have a bunch of appealing vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds readily available to toss together.
Be creative and include any other healthy sides that you have on hand. Legumes like chickpeas or green peas, corn, sardines, leftover chicken, soft boiled egg - all of these widely available foods make for excellent additions to healthy salads.
One added bonus to making filling, lettuce-based salads is that you can enjoy them with little or no bread. A little bread now and then is fine for most, but there's no question that over the long haul, all of us can benefit from reducing intake of breads made with refined flours.
If you have any favorite healthy salad ingredient ideas to share, please consider using the comments section below.
In my next post, I'll show you how I make a honey mustard salad dressing that always earns me a few points with the family.
Happy salad making and eating. :)

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Korean Rice Logs

Sticky white rice or brown rice
Pack of roasted seaweed (nori) sheets
Sesame oil
Sea salt

For white rice, cook 1 cup of rice with 1 and 1/2 cups of water. For brown rice, cook 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil and then turn heat to low setting and cook with lid on until rice is done.
Once the rice is ready, add sesame oil and sea salt, to taste. Be sure to add just a half teaspoon of sesame oil at a time, since authentic sesame oil is very flavourful and you won't need much. Taste frequently as you add sesame oil and salt and mix
If your seaweed sheets are larger than about 4 inches by 2 inches, cut them to this size with scissors. Use a spoon to place a small amount of rice/sesame oil mixture onto each small sheet of seaweed, roll each one up with your fingers, and gobble them up.
If you'd like, you can add some carrots and/or spinach to the top of the rice before rolling up the seaweed. Typically, Koreans will shred carrots and lightly sautee them before adding. Spinach is usually boiled until bright green (only about a minute) and then mixed with a small amount of sesame oil and sea salt before adding.
This recipe has quite a different taste compared to sushi rolls that have become really popular over the past several years. The main difference is that sushi rolls use rice that has been mixed with a combination of brown rice vinegar and sugar.

Breakfast Protein Shake

The 3 kinds of essential oils gives it staying power, 
the 4 kinds of proteins and greens fuel the body and brain. 

Blender drinks are a liquid meal. They combine foods from a few sources to make a nutrient dense meal.  The focus is protein and oil sources of food, as well as fiber and being as enzyme rich as possible.

There are 4 parts:  liquid, oil, protein/vitamin/mineral and adjuncts*
•  8 oz liquid (rice milk, oat milk, almond milk, veggie juice)
•  2 – 3 oz water
•  1 tablespoon coconut oil
•  1 – 3 tablespoon other oils (hemp, flax, cod liver)
•  1 – 3 teaspoons nutrient mix 
(whey protein, hemp protein, a raw egg, chlorella powder).  
Use only undenatured protein whey powder
•  1 tablespoon of a sprouted nutrient or mix 
(Sproutein, PerfectFood)
•  1 – 3 teaspoons of some fiber and/or 
1 big tablespoon of soaked flax seeds
•  a small amount of acid fruit can be added, such as a few strawberries or a small amt of blueberries

green powders, grass juices or powders
maca root powder
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Wednesday, September 29


Why Drinking Too Much Water Is Dangerous

Updated on March 31, 2009
On January 12, 2007, a 28-year old Californian wife and mother of three children died from drinking too much water. Her body was found in her home shortly after she took part in a water-drinking contest that was sponsored by a local radio show. Entitled "Hold Your Wee For A Wii," the contest promoters promised a free Wii video game machine to the contestant who drank the most water without urinating.
It is estimated that the woman who died drank approximately 2 gallons of water during the contest. When she and other contestants complained of discomfort and showed visible signs of distress, they were laughed at by the promoters and even heckled.
This tragic news story highlights the importance of understanding why drinking too much water can be dangerous to your health.
Whenever you disregard your sense of thirst and strive to ingest several glasses of water a day just because you have been told that doing so is good for your health, you actually put unnecessary strain on your body in two major ways:


Apple Cleanse

Now that autumn has arrived for those of us living above the equator, I thought I'd share a simple detoxification routine involving apples that you can follow without making any major changes to your daily routine.
Here's what you do:
Eat nothing but apples - any variety you like - whenever you are hungry, from the time that you wake up to the time that you usually have dinner.
For dinner, you can have what you usually have. But it would be best if you could have your dinner meal consist of at least 50% green vegetables.
Here are a few examples of optimal dinner meals:
Example A
Steamed broccoli
Brown rice
Healthy dressing from our recipe archives
Example B
Steamed kale
2 organic eggs, scrambled
Healthy dressing from our recipe archives
Example C
Steamed asparagus, spinach, and green peas
Three ounces of wild salmon
Healthy dressing from our recipe archives
If you find yourself looking for a snack later on at night, go back to munching on apples.
If you're using a green food powder and/or any other whole food supplements, take one or both with your dinner meal.
That's it.
Many people who have followed this detox routine have reported losing unwanted weight, feeling more energetic, having clearer skin, and just plain feeling better than they have in a long time.
And because this routine will supply your body with healthy calories whenever you are hungry, the detoxification effects will not be so abrasive that you will have to take time off of work or from your daily routine to get extra rest.
Another nice feature to this routine is that you can benefit from following it for one day, several days, or even a few weeks.
Just one note of caution: if you have high blood sugar or any problems related to your blood sugar regulating mechanisms, you may want to substitute apples with non-sweet vegetables like lettuce, celery, tomatoes, and cucumber. And of course, before following this or any other detoxification routine for more than a few days, it's prudent for you to consult with a health care provider who can provide you with personalized guidance as you seek to get healthier.
Speaking of lettuce and celery, it's fine to eat them raw along with apples throughout the day - they'll provide plenty of minerals, and won't take anything away from the cleansing process.
Hope this apple cleansing routine proves to be beneficial to your health.

Dr. Ben Kim


colon health

How to Keep Your Colon Clean and Healthy

Updated on December 11, 2009
If you want to experience your best health, an essential requirement is keeping your colorectal region clean and healthy. Keeping your colon and rectum clean and healthy provides a number of health benefits, the main ones being:
  1. A lowered risk of developing colorectal cancer, the second or third leading type of cancer in most industrialized countries.
  2. A lowered risk of experiencing irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and chronic diarrhea.
  3. A lowered risk of developing hemorrhoids.
  4. Less objectionable gas production.
  5. More efficient absorption of water and minerals.
  6. A feeling of lightness, comfort, and well-being in your abdominal region.
Your colon and rectum are collectively referred to as your large intestine, which is the last part of your digestive tract.


Sunday, September 26

perfumes, fab softeners, and house hold chemical cleaners

"... celebrity perfumes like Halle and Jlow have now been found to have HIDDEN chemicals that weren't listed that are known to cause damage. Do you think that was a mistake?"

What ARE these chemicals doing to people? Anyone else with sensitivity to them?

WHY DO YOU STILL USE THESE KINDS OF PRODUCTS? Do you think they smell good? If so, would you be willing to double the amount of soap and dryer sheets you currently use?"

Over 150 chemicals commonly found in homes have been linked to cancer, allergies, birth defects, and psychological abnormalities. (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
"Approximately 70,000 chemicals are now in commercial production, many of which are used in household products. Many of these chemicals accumulate in the human body and cause cancer and other diseases, yet they have been inadequately tested or remain completely untested for their safety. About 600 of these chemicals are KNOWN to cause cancer." Cancer Prevention Coalition
"Household cleaning products are among some of the most toxic substances we encounter daily. In one study conducted over a 15 year period, women who stayed home all day had a 54 percent higher death rate from cancer than woman who had jobs away from the home." Nancy Green, Author, "Poisoning Our Children"
The EPA has reported that nearly 30 cancer-causing chemicals were detectable in the fat tissues of literally every American today. Just reducing (not eliminating) environmental carcinogens alone would save at least 50,000 lives from cancer annually. (Dr. Lee Davis, former advisor to the Secretary of Health).


6 Things Every Woman Should Know Before Menopause

I found bio-identicals a blessing from Mother Nature. Never go for the unprofessional one-size-fits-all HRT from the chemist. I was having all the usual symptoms, the worst one of all for me was the insomnia, because that effects your whole life and dangerous when driving in a state of sleep deprivation. I went to a holistic practioner who is also a gp. She took blood tests to see what my levels of each hormone were doing, then prescribed bio-identical hormone troches to balance out the ones my body had stopped producing. Once estrogen levels drop, we also begin to lose bone density. Bio-identicals are made up by a compounding chemist specifically for your individual needs. They are plant-based and are 'identical' to the natural hormones our bodies produce. Whereas HRT made by Big Pharma are synthetic and most contain mares urine. Yes, horses urine. These poor creatures are forced to stand with tubes coming out of their bodies for months or more, but that's another story. You can do your own research on that one. I prefer plant-based medicine over animal cruelty any day. And I also prefer therapy that's been made up for my individual system, because we are not all robots or clones of each other, we have varying issues and reactions. Some health practioners will do a saliva test but I've been told that a blood test is more accurate; and well worthwhile. In fact it's good to have one before you go through menopause so you will have levels to compare with afterwards ...

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Wednesday, September 22

ethnic recipes--Indian (Pitta)

Authentic South Indian Biryani

2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pod cardamom
 1 clove
 1 cinnamon stick
  4 medium onions, chopped
  3 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  chili powder to taste
  1 1/2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  16 ounces plain yogurt
  3 tablespoons water
  lemon juice, to taste
  3 cups white rice
  1 teaspoon butter
  salt to taste
  1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
  1 bunch chopped cilantro

 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
 2. Heat oil in a large oven-proof pot over medium heat. Add cardamom, clove, and cinnamon stick. Stir in chopped onions, and fry until golden brown. Stir in garlic and ginger. Stir in chicken pieces, and fry about 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder, and cook several minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and cook about 5 minutes. Mix yogurt with 3 tablespoons water and lemon juice; stir into sauce.
3. Cover pot, and bake in a preheated oven until the sauce is somewhat thickened and concentrated, about 15 minutes.
 4. Meanwhile, cook rice in enough salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until it is half cooked, about 7 minutes. Drain rice, and stir into chicken and sauce. Stir in butter, season to taste with salt, cover pot, and bake 1 hour. Stir in mint and cilantro immediately before serving.

The deep flavors and piquant aromas of southern Indian cooking come to life in this recipe.
Chicken simmers in a yogurt and tomato sauce rich with herbs and spices.

This recipe calls for chicken, but you can use whatever meat you prefer.
It can be a vegetarian dish, too. Just add vegetables instead of meat.

Aloo Palak
    * 2 tablespoons peanut oil
    * 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    * 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    * 2 dried red chile peppers, cut in half
    * 6 fresh curry leaves
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    * 1 pinch asafoetida powder
    * 2 cups cubed potatoes
    * salt to taste
    * 2 tablespoons water 
    * 1 tablespoon peanut oil
    * 6 cups chopped fresh spinach
    * salt to taste
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a skillet; fry the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and red chile peppers in the hot oil until the seeds begin to splutter, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the curry leaves, turmeric, and asafoetida powder; fry another 30 seconds. Stir the potatoes into the mixture to coat; cook until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Season with salt. Sprinkle the water over the potatoes; cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the potatoes are cooked, but still firm, about 10 minutes.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a separate skillet; cook the spinach in the hot oil until wilted. Sprinkle with salt; continue cooking until all the excess moisture evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir into the potato mixture. Season with the ground red pepper and cumin; stir. Cook until the spices integrate, 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve hot.  6 SERVINGS

Alicia's Aloo Gobi
    * 1/4 cup olive oil
    * 1 medium onion, chopped
    * 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    * 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    * 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    * 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk
    * 2 tablespoons ground coriander
    * 1 tablespoon salt
    * 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
    * 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    * 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
    * 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
    * 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
    * 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
    * 2 tablespoons garam masala

   1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium-high heat and add onion. Cook until softened, about 4 minutes, then stir in garlic and cumin. Continue to cook until onion begins to brown.
   2. Stir in tomatoes and coconut and the coriander, salt, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. Stir until mixture begins to boil, then put in the potatoes, cauliflower, and garbanzo beans. Blend well. Reduce heat to low and cover.
   3. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to an hour (this will depend on the size of the potato chunks). Sprinkle in the garam masala, stir, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

 The coconut milk adds the extra sauciness.  Serve with basmati rice or, better, with breads such as roti, naan, or pita.

    * 1 3/4 cups plain yogurt
    * 6 cubes ice, crushed
    * 1 1/2 cups ice water
    * 2 teaspoons white sugar
    * 1 pinch salt

In a blender, blend the yogurt, ice, water, sugar and salt until mixture becomes frothy.
Pour mixture over ice cubes in tall glasses.

Mango Lassi
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
A dash of ground cardamom (optional)

Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes,
then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Can sprinkle with a little cardamom.

The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Makes about 2 cups.

Look for Alphonso Mango Pulp which comes from India, canned.
Don't use substitutes. There are other mango pulps which are not as tasty as this one.
Experiment with how you want to mix it but don't add sugar as there is lots with the pulp itself.

This mixture is also good with chicken breast. Brown the breast and then simmer it for a bit in the sauce.

Rabri (Barley-Yogurt Drink)
    * 6 cups water
    * 1 cup barley flour
    * 1 cup uncooked whole barley
    * 2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
    * 1/4 cup water
    * salt to taste

Bring 6 cups of water, barley flour, and whole barley to a boil in a large saucepan.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 hour. Remove from the heat and refrigerate until cold.

Whisk the yogurt with 1/4 cup of water; stir into the cooked barley. Season to taste with salt.
Serve chilled as a cool drink.  Original Recipe Yield  10 cups

side dishes

Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter
Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  15 Minutes
Yield:  4 servings
Make a large batch of this zesty, spicy butter,
freeze it in small portions and use while corn is in season.

4 ears fresh corn, husked
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce plus 1/4 teaspoon adobo sauce (see Ingredient Note)
or 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Ingredient Note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapenos packed in a flavorful sauce.
Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep
up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Preheat grill to high. Wrap each ear in foil. Place on the grill and cook, turning frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and let stand in the foil while preparing the butter. Combine butter, lime zest, lime juice, chipotle and adobo sauce (or ground chipotle) and salt in a small bowl. Carefully unwrap the corn. Serve with the butter.

Zucchini Hummus
2 medium zucchini, peeled
3/4 cup raw tahini
1/2 cup raw hulled sesame seeds
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp organic cold-pressed olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper, finely chopped OR
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper AND/OR
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Powder sesame seeds in a spice mill, coffee grinder, food processor, or blender.
Add all ingredients (except green onion) into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Stir in green onion if desired. Serve with a drizzle of first cold pressed organic
olive oil and good raw organic olives.

1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed well and drained
1/3 cup well-stirred tahini
4-5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large garlic clove, peeled and thinly sliced
fine sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tablespoons hot water
8 mint leaves, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 6-inch pitas, cut into eighths
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

For Hummus: In the bowl of a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Blend until smooth. Add water, if desired, to thin hummus to your liking. Transfer to an airtight container and chill for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to blend, then adjust seasonings, if desired.
For Pita Chips: Heat oven to 425°F with rack in middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, stir together cayenne pepper, cumin and salt. Spread pita triangles onto baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 3 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven; brush triangles with oil and sprinkle with cayenne mixture. Continue to bake until edges of chips are crispy and centers are still soft, about 3 minutes more.
Spread hummus on a plate; drizzle with remaining tablespoon oil and sprinkle with mint. Serve with warm pita chips.
about this recipe
Serves 4

healthy meat recipes

Granny's Meatloaf
turkey or beef chuck, ground

crackers, crumbled
w/slight amount of milk
oatmeal and egg

onion, chopped
green peppers, chopped
Bake 350 degrees until done
(45 minutes to 1 hour)

Coconut Barbecue Pizza
wheat flour
coconut flour
BBQ sauce
Cooked lamb or other meat
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups lowfat buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Gather these tools:
cutting board; chef's knife; wet and dry measuring cups; measuring spoons; pastry brush;
resealable plastic bag; shallow baking dish; sheet pan

Combine chicken and buttermilk in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
(The chicken can sit in the buttermilk for up to 8 hours, if you'd like.)

Preheat oven to 400 F. Brush a sheet pan with vegetable oil and set aside.

In a shallow baking dish, mix the cornmeal, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
Shake well to combine. Remove one piece of chicken from the buttermilk and shake off any excess liquid.
Put the chicken in the dish one piece at a time and shake well to coat.
Place the coated chicken pieces on the oil sheet pan as you work.

Brush the chicken with the remaining oil, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve Immediately.
about this recipe

Cornmeal isn't just for muffins. Use it to make a satisfying oven-fried chicken
that will look and taste as good as the deep-fried version.
Soaking the chicken breasts in buttermilk serves three functions: it tenderizes the meat, adds flavor,
and help the cornmeal and spices to adhere. Any mix of your favorite spices would work well for the
cornmeal coating.

soup recipes

Live Cucumber and Avocado Soup
8 cucumbers, roughly chopped
4 avocados, peels and pits removed
1 jalapeño, seeds removed
½ bunch cilantro
1 sprig mint, stems removed
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons salt
1 small radish, julienned

1. Purée cucumbers in a blender.
Place a chinois (china cap strainer)
over a 1-2 quart container. Pass
the purée through the chinois,

working it through with a spatula if
necessary. Reserve the cucumber

2. In a high-speed blender combine
cucumber purée, avocados,
jalapeño, cilantro, mint leaves,
lime juice, and salt. Blend on high
until all ingredients have been well
puréed (about 1-2 minutes).

3. Add reserved cucumber juice as
desired to thin soup. Taste and
re-season if desired.

4. Ladle a serving of the cucumber
and avocado soup into a bowl.
Place the julienne of radish on top
to garnish.

Kreamy Corn Soup
4 cups corn, decobbed
3 cups filtered water
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Bragg to taste

Blend the corn, tahini, and water until thick.
Add spices.
Chill to serve.
Soup can be strained if thicker consistency is desired

Kale Soup
2 cups kale greens (no stems)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup snap peas
2 green onion, chopped
1 carrot, julienned
4 reiki mushrooms
3 teaspoons Bragg Aminos
1/4 cup pure water

Blend all ingredients together until creamy
Makes 2 - 4 servings

salad recipes

Zucchini Hummus
2 medium zucchini, peeled
3/4 cup raw tahini
1/2 cup raw hulled sesame seeds
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp organic cold-pressed olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper, finely chopped 

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Powder sesame seeds in a spice mill, coffee grinder, food processor, or blender.
Add all ingredients (except green onion) into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Stir in green onion if desired. Serve with a drizzle of first cold pressed organic
olive oil and good raw organic olives.

Cauliflower Curry
1 Head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
2 tbls grapeseed oil
1 tsp minced ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 large onion, chopped
1/3 cup whole raw almonds
1/4 cup pure water
1/2 tsp Bragg aminos
Mix all ingredients together and serve.
Decorate with edible flowers.
6 Servings

Raw Raw Cole-slaw
2 cups each red and green cabbage, shredded
2 tbsp. each juniper berries, dill and caraway seeds crushed
4 oz. organic raw tahini
1 lemon, juiced
Bragg Liquid Aminos, to taste
Water, as needed
Blend tahini, lemon juice and water to desired thickness (like pancake batter).
Pour sauce over cabbage and herbs, and toss.

Avocado Spinach Salad
2 Avocado's
2 cups Baby Spinach
1 Tbls. Sun-dried black olives, pitted and sliced
1 Tbls. Green olives, pitted and slived
1/4 Red Bell Peper, julienne
1/4 Red onion, diced
1 Tbls. Fresh lemon juice
1/2 Tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 Tsp. Dried oregano, ground?
1 Tsp. Olive Oil
Combine all ingredients and season to taste.

Broccoli Au Gratin
2 heads raw broccoli
2 T. dried onion flakes
¼ cup raw Tahini
3 T. paprika
A handful of dehydrated nut crumbs
Bragg’s to taste
Cut the broccoli into florets.
Blend the onion flakes, Tahini, and paprika. Thin with water until consistency of creamy salad dressing.
Season with Bragg’s. toss with the broccoli and add dehydrated nut crumbs, if desired.
Serves 4

Red Pepper Corn Salsa
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
½ red onion, chopped
1 cup fresh corn
½ cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup finely sliced scallion
2 avocados, diced into small pieces
½ chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon kelp power
 Cayenne to taste
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice, optional
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

In a food processor, using the pulse function,
chop the red bell pepper until you have a juicy,
finely chopped, salsa-like mixture. Set aside in a mixing bowl.
Chop the red onion the same way.
Add to the mixing bowl with the red bell pepper.
Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl.
Stir to combine well. Season to taste and serve.
Serve with Flax Crackers or Vegetable chips.

Monday, September 20

12 Medical Myths Even Most Doctors Believe

1: Cardio is One of the Best Types of Exercise
2: Vaccines are Safe and Effective and Prevent Disease
3: Fluoride in Your Water Lowers Your Risk of Cavities
4: GMOs Crops are Safe, Well Tested and Economically Beneficial
5: Sun Causes Skin Cancer
6: Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease
7: Artificial Sweeteners are Safe, Well Tested and Help Promote Weight Loss
8: Soy is a Health Food
9: Whole Grains are Good for Everyone
10: All Plant Based Supplements are as Good as Animal Supplements
11: Milk Does Your Body Good
12: Low-Fat Diets are Healthy

 Dr. Mercola, September 20 2010