Clean Your Diet

1. Avoid trans fats and saturate fats and choose heart healthy cold pressed vegetable oils such as olive, hempseeds or flaxseed oils or coconut oil.

2. Eat what’s in season. Seasonal cooking is one of the best way to eat fruits and vegetables at their peak freshness, which makes them more delicious and more nutritious.

3. Eat more raw food. Raw food brings you vitamins, minerals and enzymes that could be destroyed by cooking. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables is a way to detox naturally.

4. Go vegan. Heavy food such as meat can be difficult to digest. It creates more metabolic waste that your body has to detox afterward.

5. Drink water. Water is the ultimate detox food.

6. Discover tender greens. Spring is the ideal time to introduce new delicious and alkalizing greens.

7. Add dandelion to your meals: Dandelion is one of the best detox foods. It naturally cleanses the liver and supports all the organs involved in natural detoxification.

Lemon Juice
Toxins can have harmful effects on the body, harming metabolism and hormones, impairing the digestive system, and zapping energy levels. This helps the body eliminate some of the toxins, improve digestion, stimulate metabolism, and boost energy.
Upon waking, squeeze 1/2 to 1 full organic lemon into an 8 oz glass of room temperature distilled water. Drink 10 minutes before eating any food.

3 Major benefits:
Lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components and are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so the body can fight infection.
Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods. Although they are acidic, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid doesn’t create acidity once metabolized. The minerals in lemons help alkalize the blood. Drinking lemon water reduces overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints helping to reduce pain and inflammation. The American Cancer Society recommends warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements. Benefits are:
1. Improves digestion and stimulates bile production. Lemon juice can be an aid for heartburn and indigestion.
2. Boosts your energy: The scent of lemon juice has been shown to improve mood and energy levels, and reduce anxiety. The detoxifying effect and alkalizing effect of fresh organic lemon juice improves energy through the removal of toxins from the body.
3. Lemon juice aids in removal of toxins, and increases energy levels, helping one to lose body fat and improve hormonal balance.

Himalayan Pink Salt can help with the absorption of vital nutrients through the walls of the intestines and is thought to help reduce the chances of forming kidney and gall bladder stones.  It’s believed that it helps to maintain a healthy ph within cells of the body that in turns helps to prevent disease and normalize energy levels.  It can help to maintain healthy blood pressure over regular table salt when mixed with water and taken. Himalayan pink salt is believed to help slow the effects of aging. Added to a natural face scrub, finer crystals can help to exfoliate.  This salt contains over 80 minerals that are essential to health and bone building.  Consuming this salt can help to naturally maintain water levels in the body lost throughout the day.

Pink Himalayan crystal salt is widely believed to help with losing excess fat.  Muscle cramps can be treated or prevented naturally by taking this pink salt.  Other health benefits include heart health, healthy blood sugar levels, healthy libido, better sleep patterns, preventing rheumatism, preventing gout naturally, and sinus health.

Magnesium – Muscle spasms and cramps at night could mean a magnesium deficiency. A deficiency could lead to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, migraines, osteoporosis and even PMS. Magnesium deficiency can go undetected because it doesn’t show up on a blood test. Only one percent of the magnesium in the body is stored in blood. The majority is stored in your bones. If you wake up during the night with a leg cramp, swallow a teaspoon of mustard to relieve. According to the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for magnesium is:
14 to 18 years — Males: 410 mg / Females: 360 mg
19 to 30 years — Males: 400 mg / Females: 310 mg
31 to 50 years — Males: 420 mg / Females: 320 mg
51+ years — Males: 420 mg / Females: 320 mg
Magnesium promotes strong teeth and bones, acts as a natural blood thinner, and may help prevent diabetes. It’s essential for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, and keeping the respiratory system healthy. We need to consume more magnesium-rich foods such as:
Spinach — 157 mg magnesium per cup
Chard — 154 mg magnesium per cup
Pumpkin seeds — 92 mg magnesium per 1/8 cup
Almonds — 80 mg magnesium per cup
Black beans — 60 mg magnesium per 1/2 cup
Avocados — 58 mg magnesium per one medium
Figs — 50 mg magnesium per 1/2 cup
Bananas — 32 mg magnesium per one medium
Yogurt or kefir—50 mg magnesium per 1/2 cup
Chocolate—95 mg magnesium per one square

Magnesium-Boost Balls
These are a great way to get more magnesium-rich foods into your diet. One ball provides 220 mg of magnesium — more than half of your RDA!
1 cup pumpkin seeds, raw, unsalted (available here)
1 cup almonds, raw, unsalted (available here)
½ cup (about 8) soft dried black mission figs, chopped and hard stems removed
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp coconut oil (available here)
½ avocado, ripe (peeled and de-seeded)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (available here)
½ tsp Himalayan sea salt (available here)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup ground almonds
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Choose a sheet or tray that fits in the freezer. Place all ingredients, except chocolate chips and ground almonds, in a food processor and process until thick and blended. Add chocolate chips and pulse until mixed. Divide the mixture into 10 portions, and roll each into a ball. Place in the freezer for 1 hour until firm. Remove from freezer and roll in ground almonds. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for up to one month.

Three Tips for Breakfast That Keep Kids Awake at School

Certain foods, in the right combinations, can boost brain function, enhance memory and improve concentration. It’s important for school-age children to start their day with a well-rounded breakfast. Breakfast skippers have more trouble academically and can be prone to behavioral issues. Carbohydrates that have slow-releasing sugars to keep kids fired and ready for learning all morning include foods like oatmeal. Proteins put on the brakes when it comes to absorbing sugars found in carbs, so add nuts, nut butters and plain or Greek-style yogurt to the morning meal. Another great source of protein is eggs. The choline found in the whites helps with memory development. Antioxidants prevent cell damage and help halt it, too. These nutrients further fuel the brain to help with learning, so add foods like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and cherries. Make sure they get enough sleep too!

Peanut Butter Energy Bites are ncredibly tasty, and makes a great in-between meal snack when hunger pangs hit or when you’re running low on fuel.

 

1 tsp organic vanilla extract
⅔ cups creamy peanut butter
½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1 cup quick oats
2 tbsp honey

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUSTARD SEED
Mustard seeds are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and a rich source of fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and selenium.
EFFECTS ON CANCER – Mustard seeds are a rich source of glucosinolates. Enzymes in the seeds break up glucosinolates into other phytonutrients that inhibit the growth of existing cancer cells in addition to protecting these cells from forming. Mustard seed powder significantly inhibits the growth of bladder cancer.
EFFECTS ON THYROID FUNCTION – Selenium is found in high levels in mustard seeds. One tablespoon provides 21% of our recommended daily intake. This mineral is a powerful antioxidant and helps reduce the asthma symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, lowers blood pressure, reduces migraine attacks and helps prevent cancer. Selenium boosts an underperforming thyroid hormone T4, into the more active T3 and is essential to maintain a healthy thyroid function.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES – Curcumin, present in mustard seeds, are powerful antioxidants with proven benefits at fighting cancer and are a strong anti-inflammatory compound. It reduces pain in inflammatory illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Mustard seeds and the powder can be added to many dishes, stews, curries, marinades, vinaigrettes, smoothies or simple dipping sauces.

 Natural Coconut Oil Toothpaste     No hazardous chemicals. It fights cavities. No foaming agents. It’s cheap and easy to make. For most benefits use organic coconut oil and make your toothpaste use 15-20 drops of peppermint, spearmint or cinnamon oil or 10 drops myrrh for powerful antibacterial effects.Melt, or soften your coconut oil. Mix in all other ingredients. Stir several times as the mixture cools. Put mixture into a glass.

Benefits of coconut oil pulling:
Reduces plaque and gingivitis
Whitens teeth
Reduced bad breath
Healing bleeding gums
Reducing inflammation
Fighting tooth decay
Soothing a dry throat
Preventing cavities
Healing cracked lips
Boosting the immune system
Clearing the complexion and improving acne
Strengthening the jaw and gums
Oil Pulling – Place one tablespoon of coconut oil in mouth, and when liquefied, swish it around for 15 minutes, covering all teeth and gums. Don’t gargle with it. Spit it into a trashcan rather than sink as it can clog drains. Rinse mouth with warm water, and brush teeth as usual. Do this a few times a week, or every day.
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp baking soda

Margarine and Butter
Butter:
Both have the same number of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams and 5 grams for margarine.
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a Harvard Medical Study.
Eating butter increases absorption of many other nutrients in foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has only a few because they are added.
Butter tastes better than margarine and can enhance the flavors of foods.
Butter has been around for centuries. Margarine has been around less than 100 years.

Margarine:
Very High in Trans fatty acids.
Triples risk of coronary heart disease.
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (good cholesterol)
Increases risk of cancers up to five times.
Lowers the quality of breast milk
Decreases the immune response.
Decreases the insulin response.
Margarine is ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.
Avoid anything hydrogenated (hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).
Leave margarine open in your garage or shaded area and in a couple of days you will notice that no flies go near it and it does not rot or smell because it has no nutritional value. Nothing will grow on it.

Chinese Proverb:
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Garlic – A whole head of garlic a day does miracles for your body. It stimulates the immune system and normalizes your gut flora. Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic and kills a large number of different bacteria. Eating garlic on an empty stomach is effective in preventing and treating many diseases. When you consume garlic on an empty stomach it increases its power as an antibiotic.

 

Anti-Inflamatory Beet Detox Soup

2 cups chopped beets
1 cup chopped apple
2 cups chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 cups chopped carrots
4 cups vegetable broth OR chicken broth
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon fresh thyme OR 2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pink rogray OR grey sea salt
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2-3 cups unsweetened coconut beverage
Optional: 2 tablespoons dairy and nut-free pesto
Directions:

Add all ingredients, except coconut beverage, to a large pot.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until everything is very soft.
In a blender, process the soup with coconut beverage until smooth.
Top with pesto if desired.

Dandelion – A good source of calcium, iron and Vitamins A and C, dandelion is a diuretic and is noted for its detoxifying effects. It is thought to be an effective remedy for liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, anemia, gall bladder disorders, high blood pressure, scurvy, jaundice, cancer, eczema, ringworm, skin itches and dyspepsia. Dandelion greens are one of the most healing greens you can eat. Dandelion is proven to reduce swelling,
bloating and stimulate the digestive system to release toxins.

 

Super Detox Juice
1 bunch of dandelion greens
½ bunch celery
½ bunch cilantro
1 cucumber with ends removed
1 lemon with peel removed
2 inches of fresh ginger root

Wash vegetables thoroughly and place in a large bowl. Juice each vegetable in this order – dandelion, cilantro, celery, ginger, cucumber, and lemon. Makes two 15 ounce servings. Sip slowly and drink with intention immediately after juicing. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 12 hours (Some live enzymes will be lost).

Parsley Tea contains immune-enhancing vitamins (C and A) and is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C, not only nourishes skin, it reduces scars and blemishes and stimulates the production of collagen, which is the key to cell reproduction and repair. Flat leaf (Italian) parsley is more fragrant and less bitter than the curly leafed kind. Drink this tea for a month and you may find your face was spotless.

Soak parsley in water with a splash of vinegar.
Wrap in a towel and store in the fridge.
Bring a small saucepan of filtered water to a boil.
Put ¼ cup of parsley in a cup or teapot.
Pour the boiling water on top, let steep for 5-6 minutes
Splash of fresh lemon

Migraine Treatment

Lemon Juice
Himalayan crystal salt

Squeeze the lemons into a glass. Add four teaspoons of salt to it.
Stir for a few minutes and then move the mixture to a larger glass.
Add a cup of water and sip as needed. Do not drink all at once. It may not taste great but will effortlessly cure those terrible migraines!
Because this salt contains over eighty-four elements it can increase the levels of serotonin in the blood and balance the alkaline acid in your body curing and preventing headaches and even strengthening the nervous system!

Magic Elixer
You will start seeing your eyesight improving, your skin will look better, and you will notice your hair turning back to its original color, and it will start coming in thicker than before.
1 Cup Flaxseed oil
4 ½ Medium sized lemons
4 Garlic cloves

Cayenne Salve
A super simple salve that can be made up quickly and bring big-time pain relief.

1/2 cup olive oil
2 heaping teaspoons of cayenne powder
1/2 ounce of beeswax
Double boiler
Cheesecloth

Begin by infusing the cayenne into the olive oil over a double burner.
Heat the oil and cayenne until it is warm, turn off the heat and let it sit (warmly) for about 20 minutes, then turn the heat on again. Do this for at least one hour to a couple of hours. Once the cayenne and olive oil have been infused, strain off the powder through cheesecloth. Reserve the infused oil. Heat the beeswax until it is melted. Stir in the infused oil until the beeswax and oil have been thoroughly melted together and combined.
Immediately pour this mixture into jars or tins. (Makes roughly 4 ounces).

Buddhist Health Recipe

Add 350 grams (10.5 ounces) of crushed garlic to a glass jar.
Pour over it 220-250 grams or 8 ounces of 95-96° alcohol, rum or other spirits
WARNING: The alcohol may not contain substances, like benzalkonium chloride or methanol.
Close the jar hermetically and place in the refrigerator for 10 days. On the 11th day filter it all with a very fine strainer or gauze.
The resulting liquid is poured into the same pot and placed another 2 days in the refrigerator.

After this period, the drops may be taken with some milk or water before starting to eat, as follows:
25 drops/ 3 times a day, until you finish the entire quantity.
THIS THERAPY MAY BE REPEATED ONLY ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS!

CURES:
The sick myocardial diaphragm
Arteriosclerosis
Sinusitis
Hypertension
Lung disease
Arthritis and rheumatism
Various vision and hearing disorders
Impotence
Lack of appetite
Gastritis, stomach ulcers and hemorrhoids
Clears the body of fats and stones (kidney, gall)
Improves the metabolism and thus all blood vessels become elastic
Melts the blood clots
Regulates the body weight

And possibly the most important one:
It absorbs any internal and external tumors!

Smoothie to End Sugar Cravings

Eating too much sugar? This delicious smoothie can help. The combination of healthy fat, fiber, and protein keeps blood sugar steady by slowing down the digestion and absorption of sugar. Experience less highs and lows of blood sugar imbalance that result in cravings for sugary foods. You will feel energized, satisfied, and craving-free. Blend ingredients in a high-speed blender.
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup fresh spinach
2 cups coconut water
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp bee pollen
1 tbsp hemp protein powder
1 tbsp cacao
Handful of ice
Garlic Mullein Oil to Treat Ear Infection

2-3 tbsp chopped garlic
2-3 tbsp mullein flowers
Extra virgin olive oil

Place the garlic and mullein flowers in a small saucepan and add just enough oil to cover the herbs. Warm for 20-30 minutes over very low heat. Strain well and store in tightly covered glass jar in the refrigerator.
How to use? warm the oil in a teaspoon help over a candle or stove-top burner. Warm only to body temperature (about room temperature). Use a dropper and apply 3-4 drops into the ear. Apply the warm oil every 30 minutes or as often as needed.
For Digestive Issue – These three recipes will help with your digestive issues. Digestive health is very important to help excrete toxins and wastes that the body doesn’t need. These recipes will speed up your digestive system progress.
1. Drink 2 tablespoons of olive oil with a little bit of lemon juice. This combination will quickly activate the digestive system. It is best to take this mixture in the morning or a few hours after you eat.
 2. Juice 2 lemons into a glass of water and drink.
3. Drink 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of lukewarm water. Baking soda soothes bad digestion, but is not recommended those who have stomach ulcers.
 
ACID REFLUX Smoothie
  1 and 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
1 banana
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup pineapple juice or water
 Blend to consistency of a smoothie.
 

Probiotic Fudgesicles

2 bananas (frozen)
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
pinch sea salt
1-1 1/4 cups coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
12 oz water kefir or kombucha

Place ingredients, except coconut oil into a blender. Puree until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the coconut oil until blended. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
Place in freezer until firm.

Inflammation Juice

½ cup tea water
¼ teaspoon turmeric (dissolve)
¼ teaspoon raw honey (dissolve)
juice of ½ lemon.

Benefits: Turmeric holds more anti-inflammatory power than ginger, which is famous in this role. The raw honey acts as a sweetener and an anti-inflammatory agent and has anti-bacterial qualities. Lemon is an astringent to the body and packs its own anti-inflammation perks.

Candida

1 teaspoon fresh garlic juice (or 1 squashed/minced garlic)
1 drop of oil of oregano
juice of ½ lemon

Benefits: This one is going to go down hard, but your body wants it, trust me. Oil of oregano isn’t a walk in the part – it’s harsh! But, it is incredibly detoxifying and fights candida! Candida is a condition that results from the overgrowth of yeast in your system (particularly prevalent among women), and can cause acne, bloating and lethargy, among other symptoms. Lemon is highly alkaline after it enters your body and helps to restore the acid-base balance. Candida thrives in an acidic environment, so lemon helps to create an unattractive place for it to live and grow. Garlic has exhibited anti-candida properties and makes this concoction ever the more unbearable, but that shouldn’t stop you! You can cut out high carbohydrates and sugar from your diet and to help
yourself heal. Yeast feeds on sugar.

Metabolism Boosting Spice & Herb Blend
Ground cinnamon
Dried kelp
Garlic powder
Ground mustard seed
Red chili pepper
Cayenne
Ground cumin seed

Grind your own spices from the original dry source (cinnamon sticks, mustard seeds, dried cayenne pepper). Use a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder and blend the spices together to taste. Store in a glass jar for up to a month. Add the spice blend to your meals near the end of cooking the dish (1 minute before you turn off the heat.) Add to soups, stir-fries, fish and veggie dishes, and bean and grain dishes.

Cinnamon for Insulin Sensitivity
Cinnamon has been linked to lowered blood sugar. Research demonstrates improvement in insulin sensitivity with cinnamon polyphenols and LDL cholesterol.

Kelp Is on the Way
Kombu is a subtype of kelp and is valuable for its high iodine content, needed to produce two important thyroid hormones that control the metabolism. A pigment in kombu called fucoxanthin may boost production of a protein involved in fat metabolism. Look for kelp powder or good quality thick, long brown kelp pieces in health food stores, Asian markets, and online.

Garlic for a Healthy Heart
Garlic is used to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes-related conditions. It lowers blood pressure and improves cholesterol levels. According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, consuming half to one clove of garlic daily may reduce cholesterol by nearly 10%.

Mustard Seeds Warm Up Your Metabolism
Big in spicy flavor, these small brownish-yellow seeds give your metabolism a boost, potentially helping you burn fat more quickly. Mustard seeds are low in calories and carbohydrates, but high in fiber, which gives the feeling of fullness.

Some herbal supplements may interact with drug medications. As your health strategies change and evolve, never stop taking prescription medications without first speaking to your physician.

The Miracle Drink
Wash one beet root, one carrot and one apple and cut up with the skin on and put in the juicer. Immediately drink the juice. Add lime or lemon for more refreshing taste.

 

Miracle Cure Juice!

It helps regenerate cells and infuses them with nutrients in a fast, efficient manner. Benefits from drinking this juice:
1. Helps prevent cancer cells from developing and restrains their ability to proliferate and grow
2. It targets and heals the liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas and can heal ulcers
3. Strengthens lungs and opens up airways
4. Reduces high blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks
5. Strengthens the immune system via antioxidants
6. Eliminates red and tired or dry eyes
7. Replenishes fatigued muscles and helps relieve pain
8. Helps eliminate constipation and/or diarrhea, and assists in making bowel movements more regular. Helps repair the skin and give you a healthy glow (great for eliminating acne).
9. It cleans from the inside out, so it clears bad body odor and improves bad breath
10. Reduces allergies, such as those who suffer from Hay Fever

2 large beets
4 long carrots
2 apples (of any kind)
6 stalks celery
2 limes
2 inches ginger

Juice and reap the amazing health benefits!

CLEANSE YOUR LYMPH SYSTEM – The appearance of cellulite is often a sign of a congested lymph system. Massage the areas of your body where the cellulite exists, as well as the lymph nodes in your groin to help improve the condition. Self-massage can be beneficial to cleanse your lymph system, especially if done around your abdomen and breasts.

Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse

1 cup water
1-2 caps full of ACV
(I make my ACV with 32 ounces of water)
8 ounces equals 1 cup
You can mix honey with it for taste

Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse II

In the blender put:
1 cup apple cider vinegar (organic unfiltered)
1 cup raw honey (local is best)
8 cloves of garlic

Mix for 1 minute on high speed. Put it in a glass container and keep it in the refrigerator for five days. Take 2 teaspoons every morning before breakfast mixed in water or juice. Diluting makes it easy to take.

Recipe III

Chop a small onion and a few cloves of garlic and put them in a jar and fill the jar with honey. Let it sit for a couple of weeks. You can use the honey that becomes kind of thin and syrupy just to eat as is, with or without straining or add 2/3 cup of raw apple cider vinegar to 1/3 cup of the honey mixture that has been strained. Dilute 1 Tablespoon of the mixture in juice or water and drink every morning.

Heal-All Miracle Smoothie

1 cup organic raspberries
1 ripe banana
2 cups leafy greens of your choice (choose from butter leaf, romaine, kale, baby greens, sprouts, etc.)
2 ribs celery
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
water & meat from 1 young thai coconut
3-4 inches ginger

Put ingredients into a high speed blender and pulse blend for 30 seconds. Enjoy!
This smoothie is a great heal-all. It contains ingredients that reduce inflammation, purify and cleanse the skin and liver, naturally boost our energy, improve the functioning of our immune system and help us de-stress. Best of all, it can be quickly made in the morning and super charge you for the rest of the day.

Wellness Juice Shot Recipe

3 stalks Celery
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Lemon, slice off peel but leave on pith (white part)
2-inch piece fresh Ginger Root
Cayenne Pepper
Juice in juicer. Top each shot with a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Makes approx 1.5 cups.

Skinny Body Fat Flush and Detox

1 cucumber
1 lemon
2 limes
1 bunch of mint
Slice all ingredients into a gallon jar and fill with filtered water. Drink daily. It taste delicious and helps flush fat and counts toward your daily water intake!
Lemons: Help in the absorption of sugars and calcium and cuts down your cravings for sweets.
Cucumbers act as a diuretic and flush fat cells. It is alkalizing to the body (if you have an alkaline body, no diseases can live there), and increases your energy levels.
Limes promote a healthy digestive tract.
Mint is a natural appetite suppressant that aids in digestion.

Quick Daily Liver Cleanse

“The liver has more than five hundred functions in the body? “Your four-and-a-half pound liver manufactures 13,000 chemicals and has 2,000 enzyme systems, plus thousands of synergists that help the body function,” says Liz Lipski, PhD in her book Digestive Wellness.
Among the liver’s five hundred functions are:

Detoxing, cleansing, and purifying blood
Producing and excreting bile
Activating enzymes
Excreting bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones and drugs
Storing glycogen, vitamins and minerals
Synthesizing plasma proteins
Producing aminoacids.

It is one of the few organs that can regenerate itself. However, repetitive damage and severe toxins like pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, alcohol, and dyes can lead to liver failure, dysfunction, cancer, and ultimately even death.
There are quite a number of various cleanses to support the detoxification process of the liver. There are ten day cleanses that include vegetable juice, water and vitamin C, there are sauna treatments, mud baths, or castor oil packs. This cleanse is very gentle, non-invasive and simple.
First thing each morning drink a large glass of water with half a lemon squeezed in it. Take no ice with the water and make sure it is room temperature so that it does not cause a shock to the system. The liver flushes toxins out of our bloodstream while we are asleep- in fasting mode. Lemon water aids the flushing of the toxins and free radicals from the liver. You will find yourself more awake, with a better digestive response to food throughout the day, and less likely to develop migraines or headaches. Save the other half of lemon for the glass of water you will have with dinner or lunch. It will help you digest better and absorb you meal slower to give your body a steady flow of glucose rather than a spike.
In the winter nothing is more delicious than a hot cup of tea with a lemon slice and some grated ginger. The combination of the two is helpful when dealing with cravings, sugar addictions, a sore throat, or an upset tummy.
You should only use filtered water for this beverage. Fluoride and chlorine are toxins! If you don’t have a good water filter let the water sit for five or ten minutes on the counter, since some chemicals will dissipate when exposed to air.

Headache Juice

2 granny smith apples
5 stalks celery
1 bunch kale
1 cucumber
2 lemons
2 inches ginger (with peel)

Juice the above ingredients in a juicer. Drink this every day and you should experience relief from your headaches!

Medicinal Pickled Garlic
Peeled garlic cloves to fill a jar
Raw apple cider vinegar
Raw Local Honey
Fill a mason jar with garlic cloves and fill the jar with apple cider vinegar to cover the garlic completely. Place the jar in a warm place for 3-4 weeks. After 3-4 weeks, strain off the liquid. Set ½ the liquid aside to use in salad dressings, marinades or brine for refrigerator pickles?

 

 

Natural Detox and Immune Boosting Tonic

1 30 oz. bottle Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup chopped Garlic
1/4 cup Onions
1/4 cup Habanera peppers (or hottest peppers you can find)
1/4 cup grated Ginger
1/4 cup grated Horseradish
2 T Turmeric

Blend ingredients together for a couple of minutes. Strain and pour liquid back into bottle. Compost everything else! Store the tonic in a cupboard for long periods of time. No need to keep in the refrigerator. You can use it mixed with olive oil for a salad dressing or add to stir-fry.

For sore throat, gargle a bit in the mouth and swallow.
For an illness, such as a cold or flu take a Tablespoon every couple of hours.
For daily immune support drink 1Tablespoon every day. Build up tolerance to a shot glass full.
Eat an orange, lemon, or lime slice after to ease the heat.

All About Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh ripe apples that are fermented and undergo a stringent process to create the final product. The vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, iron, and fluorine.
Pectin in the vinegar is a fiber that helps reduce bad cholesterol and helps in regulating blood pressure. This vinegar helps extract calcium from the fruits, vegetables and meat it is mixed with, helping in the process of maintaining strong bones. Potassium deficiency causes a variety of ailments including hair loss, weak fingernails, brittle teeth, sinusitis, and a permanently running nose. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium. Potassium deficiency results in stunted growth. These ailments can be avoided with the intake of apple cider vinegar. The potassium in this vinegar also helps in eliminating toxic waste from the body. The beta-carotene helps in countering damage caused by free radicals, helping one maintain firmer skin and a youthful appearance. Apple cider vinegar is good for those wanting to lose weight. It helps in breaking down fat and helps in natural weight reduction.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections. This acid dissolves uric acid deposits that form around joints, helping relieve joint pains. This dissolved uric acid is gradually eliminated from the body. It is claimed that apple cider vinegar is helpful in ailments such as constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, along with a host of many other ailments.

Benefit of each Ingredient:

Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Unlike chemical antibiotics that kill off millions of friendly bacteria your body needs, Garlic only targets the invading bacteria and even promotes and increases your healthy bacteria. Garlic is a powerful anti-fungal and destroys any antigen, pathogen and any harmful or disease causing micro-organism.
Onion is Garlic’s next of kin and has similar but milder action. Together they are a tremendous fighting duo.
Horseradish is a potent herb for the sinus and lungs. It opens up the sinus passages and increases the circulation there, where most doctors agree, the common cold and influenza often starts.
Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a tremendous circulatory stimulant.
Cayenne (Peppers) is the most powerful circulatory propellant known. It simply sends the antibiotic and disease fighting properties of the other herbs where they’re needed most.
Turmeric clears infection and reduces inflammation inside of the body. It blocks cancer from developing. It is especially helpful for those with joint pain.
The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used vinegar around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. It is said that he had only two remedies: honey and apple cider vinegar.

Miraculous Thyroid Drink
This tea helps the thyroid perform better and it is delicious!

1 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
7 cups purified water
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¾ Cup fresh squeezed orange juice (approx 3 oranges)
¼ Cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx1-2 lemons)

Bring water to a boil; add cranberry juice, reduce heat to low and add cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes; let it cool down to room temperature. Stir in orange & lemon juices…add ice and enjoy!