Lemon Poppyseed Grain-Free Cookies

Vegan, Paleo & Keto Friendly, Gluten/Grain-Free Cookies I’ve been paying a lot of attention lately to how my body reacts to certain foods that I’ve been suspecting for a long time, may be toxic triggers.  And while grains of all kinds (especially corn!) are comfort foods, more and more research is coming out about how […]

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An Ounce of Prevention + Safe and Natural Cures

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Homemade & Safe Remedies for the Whole Family

Z-Pak, one of the most popular and often-prescribed antibiotics in the US, can be deadly to individuals with heart disease.  According to ABC news,  A Vanderbilt University study found an increased risk of death from heart disease in the first five days of using a Z-Pak when compared to other common antibiotics or no antibiotics.  The danger is greater for people with heart arrhythmias (irregular heart beat) and those who have low blood levels of potassium and magnesium.

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Lemon Artichoke Hummus — An Alkaline Feast

Raw Fusion Vegan, Gluten-Free

We’ve been on an Alkalinity Challenge since July 30th and this is one of the featured recipes.  While eating a high alkaline (80%) low acid (20%) diet for a few weeks IS a challenge for most of us who are more attracted to the higher acidic (low pH) foods, this was the kind of ultra-satisfying, yet light meal where you wonder why you are not devoting yourself to a healthier lifestyle more frequently!

I have made hummus with garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 100’s of times and even used them when I first developed the recipe. 

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Green Juice Fast Reflections on “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”

As I am sipping on the first of my green juices for a 3-day detox, I am reflecting on the movie “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” which I streamed last night from my Netflix account.

This inspiring film was created by Australian entrepreneur, Joe Cross, documenting his astounding weight loss and reversal of several chronic medical conditions all through “rebooting” his system through a 60-day juice fast.

At a truck stop in Winslow, Arizona Cross met a man who was the same age, extremely overweight and suffered from exactly the same painful skin condition (Urticaria) that had plagued Joe for years.  What seemed like a random meeting lead to a life-changing moment for both of these men.  While Joe had already begun his journey to conscious self-care and better health, Phil Staples weighed over 400 lbs and was living a very reclusive and lonely existence.  When he reached out to the filmmaker, Cross flew back from Australia and gave Staples all of the tools to change his life.

I strongly recommend downloading or renting this 95 minute film through Netflex or Itunes.  The use of animation and provocative interviews with nutritionists and healthy eating pioneer Dr. Joel Fuhrman (“Eat to Live”) and other case studies.

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