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Bring A Healthy Treat Home For The Holidays

0 by / on December 16, 2009, 6:39 am

People always ask me…”Is it hard not having all your stuff?”  I say “No, I always travel with my Vitamix!  That and my toothbrush.  Good to go.” Happy Holidays….Ring in the New Year!  Yes, my Vitamix is always with me.  Thought I’d help you out with some recipes for this season.  Of course, I use my Vitamix most for green smoothies.  It always surprises me that I can drink these on cold winter mornings.  Your body gets used to having them and starts to crave them.  The past few days I was able to purchase some great organic cukes from the [...]

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A Word Or Two About Rice

2 by / on September 4, 2009, 1:11 am

Remember when rice came in just two flavors?  Brown or white?  And brown rice wasn’t an option in my house.  What I remember is brown rice just took too long and had no flavor at all.  Oh, the variety of options today and the many different ways to cook rice.  Wikipedia states “…rice is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population…..it is the second highest worldwide production…providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by the human species.  In early 2008, some governments and retailers began rationing supplies of the grain [...]

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Are You Cooking The Life Out Of Your Food?

3 by / on August 28, 2009, 1:11 am

I’ve mentioned many times in this venue how raw, living food is what will allow the body to heal.  Not cooking your food keeps enzymes, oxygen and water content in your food, and therefore making it better able for your body to absorb.  Heating destroys nutrients and your food’s enzymes.  Heating also destroys water soluble vitamins like vitamin C and all the B vitamins.  I still eat a small amount of cooked food, but it just doesn’t taste the same anymore.  I’m eating more vegan food as well as high raw foods.  The past couple of weeks, since I’ve been moving around [...]

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Toxic Teflon

0 by / on August 14, 2009, 1:10 am

One of the chemicals used to make Teflon is called PFOA (ammonium perfluorooctanoate), also known as C-8.  I decided to do a little more research into C-8, when one of my readers sent me a link to an article about babies being exposed to hundreds of dangerous chemicals in the womb (thanks Taylor).  Before I even began to think about getting pregnant over 20 years ago, my parents had already supplied me with enough information regarding toxic chemicals in products I use on my skin, not to mention what I eat.  I knew that what I ate or put on [...]

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Substituting Ingredients

0 by / on May 24, 2009, 11:05 am

I was sitting out on my back deck enjoying the river flow by.  The sun finally came out today and it feels like summer is finally showing up.  I just drank my green smoothie, and I started to think about what my body wants now.  Apples and raisins came to mind and I found a great recipe for Apple Raisin Squares.  It only requires a half cup of sugar and you can substitute sugar with anything from agave and stevia to maple syrup or honey. If you do this, you would have to decrease liquid in the recipe.  Also try substituting some raw ingredients when you [...]

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Could This Be The Time For You?

0 by / on May 19, 2009, 10:40 am

I’ve been hearing so much about all the shifts in the universe these last months.  Is this the time for you to shift?  What do you need to do to shift?  What are you experiencing these days?  Is there struggle?  Is there drama?  Is there something pushing you from behind?  How can you use these struggles and difficulties? Most of you know I am closing my business that I’ve had for 20 years and moving to another state.  Big changes, right?  I’m ready; I’ve been ready and preparing for quite some time now.  A good friend of mine decided a [...]

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BPA In Your Plastic Containers

0 by / on April 9, 2009, 11:51 am

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is widely used in products like food, water and milk container linings, including baby bottles, water pipes, and even dental sealants. Tests have concluded the finding of toxic levels of this chemical in “microwave safe” packaged containers also.  This chemical, since 1936, has been known to mimic estrogens, and also disrupt the effects of estrogen in the developing brain at low doses.  BPA is also implicated in disease and developmental problems, including an increase in breast cancer cell growth and also an increase of some prostate cancers.  Recent studies have linked BPA to heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Belcher, [...]

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Great Rice Cooker Recipes!

3 by / on November 9, 2008, 2:34 pm

We love our rice cookers. Well, I love mine at least.  I use the Miracle Stainless Steel Rice cooker, no chemicals to worry about like the plastic ones – it is an all stainless steel bowl.  Anyway, there is so much you can do with these bad boys.  Aside from just cooking up the perfect batch of rice, you could use it as a steamer to steam potatoes, shrimp, crab legs, vegetables.  I make soups, sauces and stews.  Your imagination is your limit.  Here are some of our favorite recipes.  Give them a try…tell us what you think…please please post a response.  [...]

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A Healthy Guide to Grocery Shopping – Start where you shop!

0 by / on October 29, 2008, 2:13 pm

Ok, so I wasn’t always a grocery shopper.  I mean, I’ve been a bachelor for years and it wasn’t on my top priority list.  That was until I got on my health streak (which I have continued for YEARS now).  So, I thought I’d share some good tips with you when you go to the store.  Check it! What You Should Buy At The Grocery Store? Do you know what you need when you leave for the grocery store, or do you just pick up foods and toss them into your shopping cart ad-hoc? Grocery shopping might not always be [...]

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The Raw Food Diet – “Well what do you do… COOK your food!?”

1 by / on September 23, 2008, 9:03 pm

I’d like to see the look on my grandfather’s face if I time traveled back to 1950’s America and told him I ate a diet consisting primarily of uncooked, raw food.  He’d probably spit hot borsht at me.  A man of true serenity and balance, he did live to be 99 so, in preface to this article, I restate my overarching belief in the moderation of all things, including diet.  Neuroticism around food is unhealthier than unhealthy food.  At least that’s my opinion. That said, I eat healthy, I pay attention to what goes into my body and I am [...]

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