Based on decades of research and new understanding of the role of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats in health, I recommend that everyone be on a basic supplement regimen to prevent disease and promote health on an ongoing basis, regardless of what type of diet or lifestyle choices you make. You should plan on getting these supplements and making them a part of your life. I have stripped it down to the bare necessities so that it is more manageable and the rest should come from a clean diet that incorporates all of the colors in the rainbow and as much organic foods as possible and as much live raw foods as possible.
VERY BASIC SUPPLEMENTS:
* A high quality multi vitamin and mineral supplement (I use Usana, but there are many that are made from food sources which I prefer and are more readily available to the body)
*High quality omega 3 fats- cold pressed fish oil capsules or liquid
* Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D 3 (very important, many of us are vitamin d 3 deficient and don't know it. The only way to really know is to have a vitamin d3 hydroxy test)
* Spirulina or chlorella tablets ( broken cell wall is important)
With these few vitamins and a decent diet you will be in good shape and able to maintain vibrant health. Of coarse you can take more than what I have suggested and that is completely up to you but this should be the baseline. xoxoox NAMASTE
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have researched long and hard to come up with a perfect combination or protein, carbs, fats, vitamin and minerals that people can use as a meal replacement during a cleansing fast. This can be substituted for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on the intensity of the cleansing program you are on. This shake provides essential protein for detoxification, omega 3 fatty acids from flax oil, fiber for digestion, increased elimination from flax meal, and antioxidants and phytonutrients from berries and super fruits such as goji or gooseberries.
It will sustain you, even out your blood sugar and help you control your appetite throughout the day.
You may alter the shake according to taste, however it was designed to be quick, easy and contain powerful healing ingredients to help with inflammation and detoxification. It is easy to make and digest and is quite satisfying.
MY DETOX DIVA'S DETOX SHAKE:
2 scoops of a rice powder, hemp powder or whey powder( only if you are not allergic to dairy or prefer to avoid dairy products)
1 tbsp. of organic flax or borage oil, best a little of both
2 tbsp. ground organic flax seed
1 tbsp chia seed ( if not than just use the flax, but I feel both are best)
1/2 cup of frozen organic or fresh non citrus fruit ( raspberries, strawberries, peaches ect)
1/4 cup of super fruit like dried goji berries, or hunza berries
1 tbsp of organic nut butter ( almond, macadamia, cashew, anything except for peanut butter)
6 to 8 ozs of filter water depending on desired consistency. I also like to add a few ice cubes especially if I don't use frozen fruit.
Optional, in the am shake I sometime add a tbsp of raw cacao or maca root for extra energy.
Blend and enjoy. This recipe will sustain you and give your body all the necessary nutrients when you are trying to cleansing program and also be substantial enough for those of you that are new to cleansing and need something of substance. For people who have been fasting and cleansing longer may only have this shake during the days leading up to their cleanse and may choose to go with a lighter version that is focused more on just fresh veggie juice as their cleanse progresses. It can be used as a transition shake for more advanced fasts, or as the main shake for a gentle detox. By for now beauties. NAMASTE
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Since taking the BODY ECOLOGY training with famed health guru DONNA GATES, I have been reconnecting with the principle of of food fermentation and the amazing health benefits to eating these fermented foods. I plan on blogging more and more about this subject but today I will focus on KIMCHEE. Most people have seen it in the refrigerated section of your asian market or international market. It is basically cabbage, and other vegetables which are shredded like a cole slaw. It is naturally fermented in its own juices, usually in a mason jar and as it ages- creates all kinds of friendly bacteria and probiotic activity which is superb for good intestinal health. It can be eaten alone, or as a side--or on a sandwich or salad and is another delicious way to get that friendly flora flowing throughout the body and gut, without having to take in pill form. I have noticed recently that Whole Foods is carrying a line of ORGANIC AND RAW KIMCHEE and other live fermented products like SAUERKRAUT, ASIAN CABBAGE ect. The company is called REAL PICKLES and is a local East coast company our of upstate New York. These products are a natural source of active cultures and enzymes and extremely beneficial to good health. And if you are like me and want to experiment with making your own it is a fairly easy task if you are willing to take the time, love and energy to create this live active foods. There is NOTHING more gratifying than making something yourself at home that is not only delicious and medicinal for your and your family and I really suggest you read up on. I am not only making fermented vegetables and slaws but also learning a lot about making my own KEFIR products which a whole other subject for a different day... but trust me when I say you will be hearing a lot about KEFIR in the upcoming weeks. According to DONNA GATES, founderof the BODY ECOLOGY diet, 80 percent of our daily food should be fermented foods which is about 80 percent more than most people even think about eating. Very few people know enough about the healing benefits of fermented foods and I personally think its time to let people in on it. Go to www. Bodyecology.com to read more about the principle and in the mean time go buy your self a bottle of KIMCHEE and start getting at least some in to your diet. xoxooxoxxo