Saturday, December 29, 2012

Drink MORE Water!

Detox Smoothie

We are exposed to a lot of toxins daily, so it is important that we take care of our body by detoxing with natural foods.
Try to make this 2 to 4 times a week for breakfast or lunch and create a low fat, plant-based diet plan around it.
❥ The greens are power-packed with
Antioxidants and will help boost your immune system.
❥ The high f
iber content of this smoothie will help with bowel movement. (Constipation accumulates toxins). 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

10 Herbs to Help YOU Stop Smoking:

These 10 herbs can help you quit smoking. Most of them can be found in dried bulk, capsule, or liquid extract form. Follow the directions on the label for use. 
➸ If you use dried herbs, use them for tea, and do NOT smoke them as a replacement for tobacco.
Cayenne pepper: It acts as a catalyst for other herbs. Cayenne Pepper adds a useful flavor because the oils act to desensitize the taste receptors that receive pleasure from smoking cigarettes, which will make smoking less appealing.
Ginger root: Taken raw reduce headaches and nausea that are associated when you quit smoking. Ginger is known to aid with digestion. ❥ Lobelia: Is a very powerful herb that helps to calm the mind. It helps cravings for nicotine. Lobelia is also reputed to have the effect of making cigarettes taste very bad.
St John's wort: It promotes a positive mental attitude.
Black Cohosh: It is known to be a safe sedative that relieves nervousness and anxiety and helps with useful restlessness and nervousness associated with quitting smoking.
Hyssop: Helps clear mucus congestion in the lungs associated with COPD. It also has been known to alleviate the anxiety and even hysteria that is sometimes associated with smoking withdrawal.
Korean ginseng: Is one of the most popular herbs in the world for stimulating energy and helping the body to deal with stress. Ginseng helps reestablish balance in the body’s systems, which can be helpful to smokers as their bodies adjust to the absence of nicotine.
Peppermint: Has a relaxing effect on the muscles of the digestive system and stimulates the flow of bile and other digestive juices. Peppermint also eases anxiety and tension.
Slippery Elm: Is an excellent during times of digestive discomfort, which can sometimes accompany smoking cessation.
Valerian: It is used to aid people with anxiety, and insomnia. Valerian is potent when in smoking cessation and will help with insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety.

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10 Things About Wheatgrass

1. Nicknamed “liquid gold,” one serving of wheatgrass juice is the rough equivalent of one and a half pounds of dark leafy green vegetables.

2. Because of its high chlorophyll content, wheatgrass has a strong alkalizing and detoxifying effect on the body.

3. Growing wheatgrass at home is easy from seeds or whole grain wheat berries, by hand or with a sprouting kit. Perfect for having wheatgrass on hand for smoothies at all times!

4. Like all chlorophyll-rich green plants, wheatgrass is high in oxygen and therefore an excellent source of natural energy.

5. Wheatgrass is superior to other green plants because it has more than 100 elements needed by humans.

6. Most often, wheatgrass is found as juice but powder supplements are also available and can be mixed into juices, smoothies or water. The best time-saving supplements are from freeze-dried organic wheatgrass juice powder

7. Known to improve digestion, wheatgrass only takes one minute to digest.

8. Even though the word “wheat” is in its name, wheatgrass is gluten-free.

9. The best time to have wheatgrass juice is on an empty stomach and one hour before eating so that all the beneficial nutrients are completely available to the body for absorption.

10. Depending on how toxic your body is, wheatgrass juice can cause headaches or increased bowel movements as the body detoxifies. Otherwise, expect lots of energy as the only side effect.

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Exercise- Move The Body For Health!

It's safe to say that human beings are moving approximately 90 percent less than they did even just a few years ago, yet we maintain the same biology, the same genes, and the same physical requirements that human beings have had throughout their life span.  If we do not get adequate movement we do not strengthen or cleanse the body, and therefore we cannot maintain vitality. A lack of movement is a disease in and of itself.  Take heart!  There is a cure!  Get up and MOVE IT!!!  Commit to a minimum of 15 minutes of exercise every day.  KISST Organics
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Raw Holiday Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Raw Holiday Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
  • 1/4 c. raw pumpkin
  • 1 cup water or coconut milk
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 12 raw almonds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 small banana, frozen
  • sprinkle of cinnamon on top (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!
Leave out the spinach if you want a simple Pumpkin Spice smoothie.


Most people eat their daily allowance of sugar in the first meal of the day...breakfast. Opt instead for a nutrition packed green smoothie! Key "smoothie" into the search box for a list of recipes.

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Benefits of Green Smoothies

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Common Cold & Constipation, Is There a Connection?

Have you ever noticed when you get the onset of a cold that you also tend to be constipated?
What is happening in your body is that your immune system has been shut down to conserve energy while your digestive system is overloaded in trying to remove the excess toxic waste that has accumulated in your lower intestines, colon and/or bowel.  
Digestion always produces toxins but when digestion is sluggish and things are not moving correctly, everything gets backed up and can lead to many symptoms of immune deficiency including the common cold or flu.  
Constipation can be caused from several different means:  
Not drinking enough water.
Eating the wrong foods
Little to no fiber in the diet 
however the bottom line is feces are remaining in the bowel to long becoming hard and dry.
One of the best methods for control of constipation is to avoid adding additional food at this point.  Consuming lemon water,  apple cider vinegar, broths, tea, and raw fruit or vegetable juices will help to get things moving again.
To avoid the constipation situation and yes even getting a cold....keep things moving by making sure you consume a high fiber diet with plenty of raw fruits and vegetables as well as drink a minimum of half your body weight in water each day.  Avoid sugary foods and beverages as well.
Most people do not realize that bowel regularity should be that you are eliminating toxins every 20 to 45 minutes after every meal.  
I know, I know that seems like a lot but get this: You should not only be moving that frequently but the excrement should also be an inch to two inches in diameter and it should be twelve inches to thirty six inches long (in a rope like form) depending on what you have eaten and how much!  Unbelievable?  Perhaps but when it's working correctly you will certainly appreciate that fact!

Need more help or information?  Give me a call at (308) 254-5373 for a personal holistic health consultation.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

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Cancer & Candida Yeast

Cancer and candida are apparently closely related. Some even claim Candida causes cancer, while others say they both originate and thrive in the same low pH, high acidic environment, possibly with a symbiotic relationship.

Candida yeast fungi are present to some extent in most or perhaps all of us. When the fungus overwhelms the gut's probiotic presence is when Candida begins to be an overall health threat.

When it comes to the relationship of candida to cancer, very few oncologists will consider that possibility. This; despite the fact that there are increasing reports of cancer tumors residing amongst Candida colonies from many orthodox medical sources.

The prerequisite conditions that precipitate Candida are: Using pharmaceuticals,
especially antibiotics; diets high in sugary foods and beverages, excess alcohol, cigarette smoking, and caffeine, SAD (standard American diet) with lots of processed flour and other processed foods, a long period of anxiety or worry.

The ideal probiotic bacteria to pathogenic bacteria is 85/15, maybe 80/20. When this goes out of balance, the yeast can overwhelm probiotic bacteria and infect other areas. The usual lifestyle suspects contribute to low pH, high acid inner terrain or organ environments which invite both cancer cells and yeast spores to flourish.

Here are four major areas to keep in mind about candida and cancer

(1) The overlapping and crossover symptoms of Candida overgrowth, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Celiac disease, and other conditions connected to chronic fatigue are mind boggling. This simple test that may determine if you have Candida overgrowth.

Have a glass of water by your bedside. Upon awakening, spit into the water. Every 15 minutes for an hour, look for the following indicators: Stringy trails from the surface saliva dangling like jelly fish tentacles, tiny cloudy spots suspended in the water, the saliva blob drops intact onto the bottom of the glass.

The later any visual indicators show, the less infected you are. Indicators showing within the first few minutes may point to a worse condition. No indicators may mean you're free from Candida overgrowth.
(2) There are several natural remedies suggested for resolving Candida issues: Wild oregano oil, Pao D' Arco, garlic, whole clove teas, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, and even cold pressed virgin coconut oil is highly recommended.

Be prepared to slow down if you become overwhelmed by yeast parasites dying off. Drinking a lot of pure water and applying detox principles can help avoid this.
(3) Killing the live yeast colonies is not enough because the spores released will re-establish colonies as long as the probiotic level is low. Most probiotics will not kill yeast parasites.

But TotalFlora and ThreeLac probiotics are considered both potent enough to kill yeast fungus cells and provide friendly flora gut linings.
(4) Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) has emerged as the cheapest and perhaps best remedy for yeast infections and related cancers. Rome oncologist and author of Cancer is a Fungus Dr. Tulio Simoncini has a high cure rate on cancer. He believes cancer is caused by Candida overgrowth, which he treats by injecting or dripping bicarbonate of soda solutions into tumor areas.

Dr. Mark Sircus, author of
Sodium Bicarbonate - Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment thinks the origin of cancer tumors is more complex. But he does see the connection to Candida overgrowth with cancer. He also treats cancers with IV baking soda drips or injections.

By simply drinking a teaspoonful of baking soda in a solution of pure water daily or a half-hour before meals, you can kill off yeast infections. For cancer anywhere along the digestive tract, drinking baking soda with molasses or maple syrup has worked wonders.

The molasses or maple syrup is bait for glucose dependent cancer cells to take in the baking soda's high pH rush, which oxygenates cancer cells to death. It's suggested by these experts and the to limit any bicarbonate of soda therapy to three weeks at a time.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Top Six Alkaline Foods To Eat Every Day For Vibrant Health

This is an excellenct article published by Natural News.

The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it's no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.

One of the basic underlying problems with this unsustainable lifestyle - and there are many - is the average consumer's lack of understanding that the body must balance the blood's pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. When a person ingests food to "burn" for fuel, the digestive and metabolic process transforms it into a kind of ash which is either acidic or alkaline. The laws of modern biochemistry further explain that it is not the organic matter of foods (whether the food itself is acidic or alkaline), but their inorganic matter (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorous; that is, how they break down in our bodies), that determines either the acidity or alkalinity of this ashy residue.

For this reason, and because all foods in nature contain both acid and alkaline-forming elements according to the
Conscious Living Center, balance is either achieved or thwarted as a direct result of the foods we choose to eat. Too many acid-forming foods can have dire consequences for our health, with "acidosis" being a common diagnosis in diabetics, for example. This is because when the nutrients required to maintain this slightly alkaline state cannot be obtained from food, the body will instead draw from its own stores, like the bones or other vital tissues - damaging its ability to repair itself and detoxify heavy metals, thereby making a person more vulnerable to fatigue and illness. And the margin for error is small. Even an only slightly acidic pH of 6.9 can actually lead to coma and death.

Of course, the ultimate goal is balance. Eating too many alkalizing foods can lead to its own fair share of complications over time, but the risk of this is seemingly less likely, given the current sorry state of today's highly addictive consumerist diet. To combat the effects of such a diet, here are six of the most alkaline-forming foods to work into your everyday meals even if it means starting slow.

1. Root vegetables
Due to the healing "yang" nature of these foods in traditional Chinese medicine, and their tendency to be more rich in minerals than many other vegetables, it may be safe to say that you can't get enough of them. Look for radishes especially (black, red or white), as well as beets, carrots, turnips, horseradish and rutabaga. Ready to eat after steaming for just 15-20 minutes, root vegetables will help you feel both satiated and better grounded.
2. Cruciferous vegetables
These are the veggies we all know and love, made even more delicious with just a small amount of healthy, homemade sauce like pesto. Choose from broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and the like.
3. Leafy greens
These include kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens and spinach - of which spinach may in fact be the best pick. Known especially for its rich vitamin K and folate content, spinach is also packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber, helping to improve digestion and even vision.
4. Garlic
A true miracle food, garlic appears at the top of innumerable lists of foods that encourage overall health, and alkaline-forming food is no exception. Among its other benefits are its ability to promote cardiovascular and immune health by lowering blood pressure, cleansing the liver and fighting off disease.
5. Cayenne peppers (capsicum)
As part of a family of potent, tropical peppers which contain enzymes essential to endocrine function, cayenne is among the most alkalizing foods. It is known for its antibacterial properties and is a rich supply of vitamin A, making it a helpful agent in fighting off the harmful free radicals that lead to stress and illness.
6. Lemons
Lemons may be the most alkalizing food of all. As a natural disinfectant, it can heal wounds while also providing potent and immediate relief for hyperacidity and virus-related conditions, as well as coughs, colds, flu and heartburn. Lemon also works to energize the liver and promote detoxification.

So it can't hurt to think twice about what's on your plate at your next meal, but
not doing so might. Just applying that age-old motherly advice to "eat your vegetables" can be a solid first step in achieving better health.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Here Is Your Prescription For Good Health

One Step In The Right Direction

Does Food Effect Your Mood Or Your Energy?

Absolutely! There is evidence that changing your diet can alter your metabolism and brain chemistry, ultimately affecting your energy level and mood.

The challenge:  Eat only raw organic natural fruits, vegetables nuts and seeds for 30 days.  Eat as much as you want but monitor your energy levels.  You will most likely notice that after day 3 your energy starts to pick up and after day 5 you will feel like a whole new person!  

Getting Started
Foods boost energy in three ways: by providing sufficient nutrients and calories, by delivering stimulants like cayenne pepper to fire up your digestion, and by pushing the metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently. Most of our green smoothie recipes  contain a combination of dark leafy green vegetables and fuit.  These combined help to stabilize blood sugar and trigger feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin.  Find recipes by keying "smoothie" into the search box above.
Many nutritionist tout the eating of carbs however, carbs have a tendency to cause major spikes and dips in blood sugar and serotonin levels which also tend to lead to fatigue and can cause extensive mood swings.
Avoid dry packaged, processed and prepared non nutritious foods in favor of raw natural fruits, vegetables nuts, seeds and sprouted grains that your body recognizes as food and can use to optimally feed and heal your body.
This is the key to balnced emotions and enhanced energy levels.

Cashews, Almonds, and Hazelnuts
These nuts are not only rich in protein, but they also contain magnesium, a mineral that plays a vital role in converting sugar into energy. Research suggests magnesium deficiency can drain your energy. Magnesium is also found in dark leafy green vegetables and in some types of fish, including halibut.

Brazil Nuts
Add Brazil nuts to the mix for a helpful dose of selenium, which may be a natural mood booster. Studies have reported a link between low selenium and poorer moods. This mineral also occurs in smaller amounts in seafood, beans, and whole sprouted grains.  

Meat & Fish
I am not a meat eater and I suggest moderation if you do eat meat.  Most people eat way to much.  2 oz of meat (about the size of your palm once or twice a week is more than  adequate for nutrition.  If you are going to eat meat particularly on a daily basis, choose grass fed, free range and organic lean meats where possible.  Skinless chicken, and turkey are healthy sources of protein, including the amino acid tyrosine. Tyrosine boosts levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, brain chemicals that can help you feel more alert and focused. Meats also contain vitamin B-12, which may combat insomnia and depression. 
If you are like me and you prefer to not eat meat, you may wish to supplement vitamin B-12.  All other nutrients can be found in abundance by consuming a varied vegetarian/vegan diet.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Studies suggest this substance may protect against depression. While the extent of the link is uncertain, omega-3 fatty acids offer a wide range of other benefits, including heart health. Besides fish, sources of omega-3 include nuts and leafy, dark green vegetables.

Dark Leafy Greens
These and a variety of herbs and spices should be the bulk of your diet for advanced nutrition.  They carry a large amount of folate and chlorophyl (light absorbed into plants).  Deficiency of folate and chlorophyl are large sources of mood swings and depression. Dark leafy green vegetables, including spinach, kale, brocolli, romaine lettuce are high in both folate and cholorphyl. Legumes, nuts, and citrus fruits are also good sources of folate.

Fiber is an energy stabilizer. It slows digestion, providing a more steady supply of energy throughout the day. Boost your fiber intake by eating beans, whole fruits and vegetables.  These are insoluble fiber sources.  One of the best soluble fiber sources that needs to be supplemented into the diet is psyllium husks.

Dehydration and fatigue go hand-in-hand. Mild dehydration can slow the metabolism and sap your energy as well as cause a host of other irregular symptoms such as dissyness or foggy brain syndrome. The solution is simple -- drink plenty of water at regular intervals.  If you wait to drink until you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.  A good rule of thumb is to drink a minimum of 8 oz of water every hour

Last but certainly not to be forgotten...
Vitamin D3
If you are not getting at least 30 minutes of direct sunshine each day, you are most likely deficient in vitamin D3 and may need to consider a supplement.  Vitamin D3 is directly related to emotional and physical balance.  Without it many people fight depression, anxiety, joint and muscle aches and pains.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Foods For Cleansing The Liver

*Garlic-activates the liver enzymes that helps your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural blood building compounds that aid in liver cleansing.
*Grapefruit-High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit  boosts production of liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

*Leafy Green Vegetables-One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream. With their distinct ability to nuetralize heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protection for the liver.
Incorporating leafy greens such as swiss chard, kale,   dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens and chicory into your diet will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the substance that removes waste from organs and the blood. One of the easiest ways to get a large variety of greens into your diet is by drinking "green smoothies".  Key "smoothie" into the search box for more info and recipes.

*Avocados-help the body produce glutathione, which is necessary for the liver to cleanse and remove harmful toxins. Recent studies indicate improved liver health when at least one avocado is eaten daily.
*Cold-pressed Organic Oils-Olive, hemp, flax-seed and coconut oils are great for the liver.  Use them in moderation. to provide a lipid base that sucks up harmful toxins in the body taking some of the burden off the liver in terms of the toxic overload.  2 tablespoons of good oils plus a supplement of fish oils each day is highly reccommended. 
*Walnuts-Hold a high amount of the amino acid arginine, which aids the liver in removing  ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids which support normal liver cleansing actions.
*Turmeric helps boost liver detox, by assisting enzymes that actively flush out known dietary carcinogens.
*Herbal Green tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage.  Green tea is excellent for battling fatty liver disease.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Natural Anti-biotics

It's cold and flu season again and it's a good idea to give your immune system a boost!

Natural anti-biotics will do just that while also helping to reduce symptoms and remove harmful bacteria from your body without harming good bacteria.  Natural herbs are highly effective substances with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, all able to protect the human body safely and with deep healing powers. You don't have to go much farther than the refrigerator or your pantry cupboard to find safe, delicious foods and herbs to eradicate the most virulent bacteria and viruses.


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