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                    LIVE Kombucha Soda

                                  (posted 4/20)

Benefits:

  1. Antioxidant activity that is 100 times higher than vitamin C and 25 times higher than vitamin E. There is also evidence that it can potentiate the antioxidant and detoxification properties of your body's own master antioxidant, glutathione.
  2. Promotes gastrointestinal tract (GI) health. It has been shown to aid digestion and also to help prevent damage to the mucosal lining of the GI tract as well as promote healing of existing ulcerations. 
  3. Helps prevent weight gain.
  4. Helps regulate blood sugar levels and may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. 
  5. May help protect the kidneys from damage due to things like environmental pollutants.
  6. May help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
  7. Can help regulate blood lipid levels (cholesterol).
  8. Can lower blood pressure (hypertension) 
  9. Improves absorption of iron and may prevent anemia.

     


         Natural Allergy Relief Food Remedies

                                  (posted 4/18)

Garlic: Garlic is a natural antibiotic that helps ward off infections, viruses and even allergies. Eating or juicing two raw cloves of this powerful antioxidant may literally keep the doctor away! Raw garlic eaten every day will fight off all types of allergies because it boosts your immune system immensely.

Lemons: Lemons and limes are excellent immune boosting little fruits and are used for various afflictions, including allergies. Both of these little fruits are loaded with vitamin C and immune-boosting antioxidants. Drinking lemon water throughout the day detoxifies the body and rids it of impurities.

Green Leafy Vegetables: Leafy greens (including spinach, kale, collard greens, romaine, arugula and watercress) are a great source of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that aid detoxification and help reduce inflammation.

Probiotic-Rich Foods: Probiotic foods support immune health and can help to repair a damaged intestinal lining. Examples include kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, raw cheese, miso and kombucha

Bone Broth: Bone Broth, made from beef and chicken stock, is rich in many minerals and amino acids that support the healing of leaky, thereby helping to strengthen the immune system. 

Coconut Milk: The best alternative for cow's milk is coconut milk, which is free of dairy, lactose, soy, nuts and grains.

Almond Butter & Seeds: For people allergic to peanuts and peanut butter, almond butter is a safe and healthy alternative that provides healthy unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, minerals like riboflavin and magnesium, and even some antioxidants. Flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are also great sources of healthy fats and fiber.

Gluten-Free Flours/ Grains: Instead of using wheat flour when you cook or bake, try coconut flour, almond flour, spelt flour, oat flour and rice flour, which are all gluten-free.

Local Raw Honey (Bee Pollen): Having some raw honey every day to help contaol seasonal allergies may sound too easy to actually work well, but don't discount this ancient remedy. Taking a tablespoon of local, raw honey every day will help your body build a tolerance to the local pollen that is running amuck on your sinuses. Honey also contains many enzymes that support overall immune function.

 


 

                 Ways to use Reishi Powder

                                 (posted 3/23)

Make a tea- Simply add one teaspoon of Reishi mushroom powder for each cup of water. Boil the water first, then add the powder and let simmer for several minutes. To mask the strong, bitter flavor of this tea, you can add ginger and lemon which will add a pleasant taste to the tea.

Add it to soup- add 1 tablespoon of Reishi mushroom powder to the soup of choice. You don’t want the bitter flavor to overshadow the other flavors in the soup, so one tablespoon is usually the recommended maximum amount to add to any soup.

Use it in stir fry- add 1-2 teaspoons of Reishi mushroom powder to a stir fry. Make sure to use lots of olive oil, onion and garlic to help cover up the bitter aspect of the Reishi, and add it sparingly at the end of the sautéing process.

Pair up with vitamin C foods: strawberries, pineapples, brussel sprouts, peppers, carrots 

 


                           MCT Coffee

                           (posted 3/8)

 

Looking to make a healthier cup of coffee? Try using MCT oil and Ghee!

MCT oil, also called "MCFAs" ( medium-chain fatty acids) are easily digested and sent right to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism, provide physical energy and support brain function. MCTs are also known to balance hormone levels, improve your mood, fight bacterial infection/viruses and absorb fat-soluble nutrients from various foods.

Ghee, unlike butter is an alkalinizing food thanks to its short-chained fats which are thought to promote healthy bacterial growth in the intestines. Ghee is also a great source of fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins K, A, and E.
Blending MCT Oil and Ghee is the perfect way to start your day! Choosing organic and grass-fed options are very important in obtaining the benefits above.

To make MCT Coffee, all you need is 3 simple ingredients:
1. 1 Tbsp Organic MCT Oil
2. 1 Tbsp grass fed Ghee
3. 12 oz. organic coffee (brewed)

 


 

                            Essential Oils                            

                              (posted 3/1)

 

Adding bitter herbs to your diet is a great way to keep your digestion in really good shape! Bitter principles in herbs are good for liver cleansing and digestion. They also help to feed the micro-bacteria that becomes healthy intestinal flora.

I personally put a drop of doTERRA cardamom in my morning cup of warm lemon water and sip on dandelion tea in the afternoon. I also keep parsley in a glass of water and grab a little to munch on throughout the day.

Find a variety of doTERRA products in our stores!

 

 

 

 


                         Add GHEE to your diet

                               (posted 2/22)

Properties include:

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  • Boosts metabolism when used with meals
  • Highly stable for cooking
  • Acts as a carrier and synergy-food for other nutrients, supercharging their properties (like herbs and spices)
  • Fosters strength and resiliency
  • Said to boost memory and decision- making abilities
  • Supports the reproductive system in both women and men
  • Lubricates joints, tissues, muscles, hair, skin and nails

Making GHEE:

1. Put 1lb unsalted, organic butter in a medium-sized pan and melt on medium heat. Once the butter is liquified, turn down the heat until the butter just boils. Cook uncovered at this temperatre.

2. Eventually, the butter will foam and bubble. Foam will rise to the top and the butter will turn a transparent golden color. Once the golden milk solids it will have gone to the bottom.

3. Take a slotted spoon and gently skim the top removing most of the foam. Place the rest into a glass jar with a cheesecloth.

4. Cover with lid and store at room temperature. Cooking should take about 20 mins. The milk solids left at the bottom can be thrown out.

 


 

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