As you know, my recipes are all about maintaining good health. Not just loosing weight, and yes, I could loose a few pounds, but primarily I consider diet a preventive medicine. My beliefs have been laughed at many times and I am sure there could be many arguments against them. But I live by a set of ideals that improve the quality of my life on a daily basis, and protect my health in the long term. Organic food, regular cleansing, food combinations, no toxic tap water (even to cook with), no red meat, no fast foods or processed foods and now, no sugar or wheat. I also try not to be around people who are a vexation to my spirit. This can be very draining to our life force energy.
Of course genetics plays a part in health and there is not much that we can do about that. Some people can smoke for years and live to 92 years young. Most of us can’t. Most of us suffer from intestinal problems, swelling, inflammation, stiffness, aches and pains and poor sleep. Some of us much more serious health challenges. Our bodies will tell us when we need to change and listening to your body is key.
I started to get really aching, clicking joints about 10 years ago. I also had heart palpations that slowly got worse. My doctor said it was just stress and tried to put me on medication. It all got worse and I felt very sick. I eventually went on a fruit and vegetable only diet for 1 week and all my symptoms disappeared. I realized I was gluten intolerant and I haven’t looked back since. Here is a gluten free recipe to try, Low Calorie Crunchy Cauliflower.
Eat Yourself Healthy
Most of us need all the help we can get unless we sleep for 8 uninterrupted hours, eat perfectly every day, never drink alcohol or eat dessert, handle stress beautifully, do yoga and exercise daily and have the perfect fat to weight ratio. The rest of us are on a life long quest to keep as healthy as we can, and that is where I come in. I will try to offer you ideas and recipes for improving the quality of your health. Most of us are not perfect, but if we get off track, there are ways to refocus and get back on track. My 3 day detox is an great way to start.
When I was 11 years old I heard about a family friend who was very sick and given only months to live. He started eating a macrobiotic diet and it turned his life around. Having seen how effective this diet was at healing very sick people and promoting health, I spent the next 30 years looking at how to incorporate it into my own life life. I try to follow the concepts, keeping my body as alkaline as possible, eating seasonally, eating whole natural organic foods and protecting my intestinal tract with regular cleansing and pro-biotics.
During the holidays and when we are on vacation, it’s hard to stick to the perfect diet. But if you have a number of dishes that become so much a part of your diet that you don’t even need a recipe, it makes eating optimally much easier. If you have some ‘go-to’ dishes that you are very familiar with, it will help you to feel confident about getting back on track and making good choices. How about trying this healthy breakfast, Low Calorie Spanish Breakfast Eggs and Kale.
June is always a time I like to go back to the recipes I know and have been using for years. The weather is warm and there are no holidays in sight to distract you. I try to do my 3 day detox and do a week of raw foods. Cooking destroys the nutritional content in many foods, so raw foods are densely packed with vibrant nutrition.
This alkalizing soup is not like your creamy clam chowder, that tastes so good you could eat it every day. Super healing, raw dishes are not necessarily a taste you will be used to. The first time you eat to heal your body, you may think that the taste is earthy and natural. Stick with it and Just have a little at a time. Just a few spoon fulls and then have your big raw salad that is familiar to you.
This soup will ease you into a diet that can turn your life around. Keep in a glass, airtight container in the fridge. It can be served cold, but if you heat it, make sure the temperature is below 115F. That is warm but you can easily stick your finger into it. Serve with a fresh salad.
- 1 Avocado
- ½ Cup Spinach
- 1 large Cucumber - Peeled and seeded
- ¼ Onion
- 1 Jalapeño - Seeded
- 1-2 Cups Vegetable Stock
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- Few Sprigs Cilantro and Parsley
- ¼ Onion & 1 Carrot - Chopped for the topping
- Blend everything in a blender except ¼ onion and carrot.
- Add diced onion and carrot to soup before serving warmed or cold.
My Dad and brother don’t really like the sound of this recipe!!