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How to stay clean in a toxic world

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SUBJECT: Are you surviving or thriving in today’s toxic world?

Environmental toxins can be found in what you eat, drink, breathe, feel and think. You may not be aware of toxins, but if you want to be healthy, being educated on the latest in toxins is a must! Chronic conditions, like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, may be associated with environmental toxins in your body.

The pearls of wisdom from expert speakers at The Detox Summit are essential to your health. Join us online for free from August 4-11.

This Detox Summit will provide you with the information you need to:

  • Learn about environmental toxins in food, air and water
  • Understand internally-generated toxins, like thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Recognize toxins of all types and eliminate them
  • Focus on breakthrough solutions to gain more energy and vitality

Navigate your way through today’s toxic terrain when you register for the free, online Detox Summit today:

Link to The Detox Summit

 
“Detox” is a multi-faceted term that means many things to people, from drug and alcohol detoxification to nutritional detoxification, or cleanses using food, smoothies and juices. Deanna Minich, PhD, has selected 30 experts in various areas of medicine, nutrition and personal growth to offer a well-rounded, credible approach to the issues of environmental toxins and holistic health.

Here are a few of the incredible presenters:

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, Father of Functional Medicine

The Science of Nutritional Detoxification

Mark Hyman, MD, Functional Medicine Expert

Toxins and Chronic Disease: Why Detox is a Necessity for Good Health

Jeffrey Smith, Leading Spokesperson on GMOs

Genetically Modified Foods as Toxins in Everyday Eating

David Wolfe, Superfoods Guru

Foods to Enhance Vitality and Detox

Rainbeau Mars, Fitness Model and Actress

A Full Spectrum, Superstar Approach to Everyday Detox

With 30 presenters sharing their wealth of knowledge, this invaluable (and FREE) resource is intended for people everywhere!

Better yet, if you register today you’ll have access to the following FREE eBooks as soon as you register!

  • Food & Spirit Nourish Your Whole Self™ Report, by Deanna Minich, PhD
  • Detox Your Medicine Cabinet: 26 Herbs and Supplements that Treat Common Symptoms, by Aviva Romm, MD

  • Top 7 Therapeutic Foods, by Kelly Brogan, MD

  • 10 Tips for Helping Your Loved One with Autism, by Martha Herbert, MD, PhD

  • Benefits of Vitamin D, by Soram Khalsa, MD

Come listen to The Detox Summit ONLINE for FREE from August 4-11, and learn to survive your toxic world!

 
I’ll see you at the Summit!

 The Detox Summit

Free Online Event: The Thyroid Summit

The Thyroid Summit is going to be more educational and more informative than any health event in the past decade. It’s fun, it’s life-changing and better yet, it’s ONLINE and FREE from June 2-9, 2014.

America’s Pharmacist Suzy Cohen and Dr. David Brownstein created The Thyroid Summit because they both had personal experiences with undiagnosed thyroid illness. The frustration of chronic illness and the lack of proper testing and treatment leaves people sick and tired for many years. They want to stop the madness and help people, so they’re on this mission to spread the word of good health!

Register for FREE now at the following link:

<www.thethyroidsummit.com>

WHY ATTEND?

The Thyroid Summit brings together more than 30 of the world’s leading authorities on thyroid wellness. You don’t have to fly anywhere. You don’t have to wait in long lines. You don’t have to watch from the back of a room. You don’t have to spend another dime to hear what the experts have to say. It’s all free!

  • Why conventional medicine has failed most thyroid patients
  • What are the best lab tests to order
  • Which blood test you don’t need
  • Why you’re always the coldest one in the room
  • What are the best ranges for certain blood tests (because your lab “normals” are not ideal)

It doesn’t stop there! You’ll get the most up-to-date information about:

  • Which natural remedies work for Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and cancer
  • The connection between thyroid hormones and pregnancy, PMS and post-partum depression
  • How to finally lose those last few pounds or more!
  • What supplements can make your hair and nails grow faster
  • How to relieve anxiety, depression and other emotional problems related to low thyroid
  • And much more!

Sounds amazing, right?

Here are a few of the incredible presenters:

David Brownstein, MD
Holistic Options for Thyroid Disease and Cancer

Suzy Cohen, RPh
Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Shine Program: 5 Simple Steps to Overcome Fatigue and Thyroid Disorders

Kent Holtorf, MD
Don’t Fall Through the Cracks: Safely and Effectively Treat Your Thyroid Condition

Hyla Cass, MD
A Holistic Psychiatrist’s Approach to Thyroid Disorders

Jean Dodds, DVM
Our Pets: Could Your Dog or Cat Have Thyroid Disease?

Greg Emerson, MD
Stress, Anxiety, Anger and the Relationship to Thyroid Hormone

Jonathan Wright, MD
How to Optimize Thyroid Function

Ben Lynch, ND
Folic Acid, Methylation and the Connection to Low Thyroid

Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, MT
The Most Important Lab Tests You Should Take and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

With over 30 additional presenters sharing their wealth of knowledge. This invaluable (and FREE) resource is intended for men and women everywhere!

Better yet, if you register today, you’ll have access to the following FREE GIFT as soon as you register!
Mike Adams, Health Ranger from NaturalNews.com, is bold enough to tell the world the truth about “Everyday Pollutants that Poison Your Thyroid,” and what you can do to protect yourself.

  • The impact of radiation from Fukushima on your thyroid
  • Strange fibers and fragments in your food that make you sick
  • The dangers of vaccinating your child and the flu vaccine
  • How fluoride is hidden in your medicine, food, water and thyroid gland

Come listen to The Thyroid Summit ONLINE for FREE and be inspired from June 2-9, 2014

Register for FREE at the following link today:Image

<www.thethyroidsummit.com>

I’ll see you at the Summit!

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Gluten free banana bread

Image   Today we wanted to use up a packet of almond meal left over from Jess making her own almond milk and thought we would include it in a banana bread and see what the result was. Here is the recipe we used:

Ingredients –

1 cup rice flour

1 cup almond meal (run it briefly through the blender to break up hard lumps)

1 cup mashed bananas

1/2 cup coconut oil – can use 125g butter if you don’t mind the dairy

2 Tbsp honey or agave syrup (we don’t like it too sweet)

2 Tbsp water with 1 tspn chia seeds – allow to stand for 15 minutes

3 Tbsp almond milk

2 eggs

2 level tspn Baking powder

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Zest of 1 lemon – wash lemon first if it is waxed

Directions-

  • Heat up oven to 180C
  • Use a brush to coat the inside of a loaf pan with coconut oil and then dust it with rice flour
  • Place all ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix together with a spatula
  • Place in prepared loaf tin
  • Cook at 180C for 40 – 45 minutes, until golden brown

The smell of the loaf coming out the oven brought everyone to the kitchen, hovering, making tea and generally getting ready to taste. It was delicious and quite substantial. The almond meal had given it a lovely nutty flavour and the chia seeds, a slight crunch. Thought I would love to share it with you all.  Happy baking!

Green and low GI vegetable cleanse

Many of you are doing a cleanse as the start of your Anti – Candida therapy plan. With my clients I know eating such a vegetable rich diet is often a new thing. So what does it look like?

I decided to share a few pictures of the meals that are perfect for this, over the next week or so.

Here is an example of a lunch. This is a green leafy salad, with rocket (arugula/rucola), kale and mixed leaves of lettuce. There are a few carrot shavings and cucumber slices mixed in. It is topped with asparagus, pan fried in a little coconut oil and has grilled broccoli on the side. The pretty red jewels are diced red peppers and it is topped with thinly sliced celery for crunch and borage flowers for beauty. Fresh coconut slithers decorate the top and it is dressed in a delicious mix of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and a touch of crushed garlic and chilli. You could top it with a soft boiled egg or half an avocado.

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Now this is what I want you to have for lunch – delicious!!

My 2014 Intentions – and the power of the fork!


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  • I managed to do many kilometers of glorious beach walking in December and thought long and hard about the new year around the corner. 2014 is going to be the year of supreme commitment to health for me, so here are my intentions to support this.

    Perhaps they will inspire you to new heights for your own health.

    • To sit at every mealtime and practise mindful eating
    • To only drink clean, filtered water – and at least 2 

    liters per day.

  • To eat organic, pesticide-free, non GMO fruits and vegetables. I shall look hard at the dirty dozen and clean 15 (http://food.yourway.net/the-2013-dirty-dozen-clean-fifteen-printable-cheat-sheet/) so I reduce all toxins in my diet.
  • To eat local and seasonal – I have been inspired to cut emissions and make a difference. They say your most powerful tool is your fork and what you choose to put on it – so here goes!
  • To do my gratitudes daily before anything else
  • I love walking, swimming, pilates, yoga and gym – these will be done as part of my early morning routine
  • To consciously do something kind and nurturing for myself, every day
  • To be aware of breathing deeply and not hold my breath with apprehension when I am waiting for something
  • To learn how to meditate and incorporate it into my daily practise – Ahh such bliss. Now I will place this list on my phone and keep on track

What foods promote a more alkali body?

Are you feeling bloated, over full and windy? It could be that your everyday food choices are highly acid forming and contributing to these feelings.

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When you follow an alkalizing diet, many of these symptoms will disappear quite quickly. To begin, start to include one more alkaline food at every mealtime, so that the overall meal is more alkaline. 

Alkaline foods:

Vegetables-

Alfalfa sprouts, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green beans, Bamboo shoots, Beetroot (can include the leaves), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Coconut (fresh coconut water and flesh), Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Kelp, Leek, Lettuce – all types, Mushroom, Okra, Onion, Fresh peas, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Turnip, all vegetable juices, Watercress, Wheatgrass.

Note: All vegetables, especially raw vegetables balance the acidity and alkali levels in the blood.

Fats, oils and essential fats

Almonds, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seeds,

Fruits

Apples, Apricots, avocado, firm bananas, berry (all), cherry, date, fig, grapefruit, grape, guava, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mango, melon, nectarine, olives, orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, papaya, pineapples, plums, raisin, rhubarb, sultana, raw tomato, Daikon radish, umeboshi plum.

Starchy grains and vegetables

Amaranth, Barley, millet, lima beans, soya beans (edamame, fresh or dried), soya lecithin

Drinks and condiments

Almond milk, coconut water (fresh), goat’s milk raw, lemon water, soya milk, distilled water, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, chilli pepper, fennel, ground cumin, all fresh herbs, ginger, raw honey, lemongrass, lime leaves, mustard seeds and paste, sea salt, sea vegetables (including chlorella, kelp, spirulina, wakame) tamari sauce, turmeric.

Agar agar, tempeh, tofu.

These lists are not 100% complete, but are the main foods. Alkali foods also have various degrees of alkalising power, and I will do something on that later.

NB: Check the pH of your urine or saliva daily using litmus paper. The ideal pH range for the human body is between 6.0 and 6.8. For the body, values below 6.3 are considered on the acidic side, while those above 6.8 are on the alkali side.

Remember to do the test before eating – or at least one hour after eating!

I wanted to share this and hope you find the list useful. I have printed mine and have it in my purse so that when I go shopping, I buy these alkali promoting foods in the main!

  • References:
  • Honestly Healthy, Eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way -by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC

Polenta cake with lemon icing-Wheat-free deliciousness –

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This delicious recipe is from the Taste magazine (http://www.tastemag.co.za/Recipe-2789/Lemon-polenta-cake.aspx) and was submitted by Michael Haigh. Having tried it, I know that if you have to go gluten free, you will be amazed at all the excellent and delicious recipes available on the net, and the Taste magazine has tried and trusted and tested recipes so they are reliable.

You are not alone.

If you have decided to go gluten free on doctor’s orders or just as part of a personal health quest, just know there is so much support for this today. Many health shops as well as mainstream food giants stock wheat and gluten free flours and products and there is inspiration especially through the many healers and doctors that blog about it – like Dr Hyman (http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/03/17/gluten).

Once you have stopped feeling deprived for what you may not have, you will discover a whole world out there, full of many things that you may enjoy. And this recipe is definitely one of them.

Polenta cake

Allergens: Wheat free / Gluten free
Category: Easy / Great value
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Ingredients:
100 g fine polenta
100 g ground almonds
100 g shredded coconut
1 t baking powder
2 lemons, juiced and zested
250 g butter, softened
250 g caster sugar
4 organic eggs
For the lemon glaze:
200 g icing sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced
Cooking instructions: Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a 23 cm cake tin with baking paper.Combine the polenta, almonds, coconut and baking powder with the lemon zest.Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and beat.Fold in the lemon juice and dry ingredients until just combined.Spoon into the prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool, then pour over the glaze.To make the lemon glaze, place the icing sugar in a bowl and add a little lemon juice at a time while beating into a smooth paste.

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