When you boil a pot of water it seems to take forever doesn’t it? Until it doesn’t. Once that pot starts to boil, look out, it is boiling and boiling hot!
Our health can be like that. We coast along and everything seems fine,until it’s not. Things don’t just happen. They build up over time, especially nutrient deficiencies and their repercussions.
It our modern society, it is nearly impossible to get all of the nutrients from our food no matter how well we eat. Not to mention, all of the pathogens and toxins we must combat along the way. These also rob nutrients from our bodies! Medications rob nutrients from our bodies. Stress robs nutrients from our bodies.
I have talked to many people throughout the years who when seeming to be on the top of their health game, have expressed things like “Oh I don’t need to supplement, my doctor says I have the blood of a 20 year.” And similar phrases.
Well one thing we know is that life progresses and and in this world we live in now, there are more stressors, pathogens and viruses, popping up all the time, and the game changes.
One of the most important things we can do is to prepare now for our future. We don’t want to wait until that pot is boiling.
What we can do is supply our body with nutrients now. We can support our bodies and minds by supplying nutrients to allow them to function better now and to lay the groundwork for a healthier tomorrow.
Just something to think about. And please reach out and let me help you determine the best place to start on this journey or allow me to make recommendations to help you fill in any gaps that you think are missing in your preventative health plan. I would love to help
Lately I have fallen More in Love with Oranges! And why not? With all this talk of the coronavirus and just colds and flus in general, it is always good to incorporate more micro-nutrients that come from things such as fruits and veggies into your daily life.
Oranges are ˜”°•.˜”°• AMAZING •°”˜.•°”˜ and are not only absolutely delicious but are also nutritional powerhouses! We all know they are loaded with good old Vitamin C, but there is so much more to oranges.
I am always learning from Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, and here are some things he says about oranges:
Protect Against Viruses & Heavy Metals
. Oranges (and their cousins, tangerines and grapefruits) are full of the coenzyme glutathione, which goes into activation because of their high content of flavonoids and limonoids. Together, glutathione, flavonoids, and limonoids fight off viruses, protect the body from radiation damage, and deactivate toxic heavy metals in the system.
. Oranges and tangerines are also abundant in a form of bioactive calcium you can’t get anywhere else. The body instantly absorbs this calcium, which means that these citrus beauties actually help regrow teeth, not destroy them.
Kidney & Gallstones
Their acid content is not destructive; rather, it works for you by dissolving kidney stones and gallstones.
. Oranges and tangerines: Provide a combination of calcium and vitamin C; when both are combined from the same food source, the liver can use both better than it could from separate sources.
. Oranges have been called a “perfect food” and contain an amazing array of healing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. They are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, folate, beta carotene, lutein, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
. Oranges have been known to help prevent cancer, lower high blood pressure, fight off viral infections, relieve constipation, keep bones and teeth strong, prevent kidney stones and macular degeneration.
Prevent Acidosis/Remove Toxic Debris From Colon
. Oranges are rich in lime and alkaline salts that help to counteract and prevent acidosis in the body. They are also excellent for the digestive tract and help to remove toxic debris from the colon through enhanced peristaltic action.
Eye & Lung Function
. Oranges contain a significant amount of glutathione which is critical for healthy eye and lung function
Respiratory Issues/Cardiovascular Support
. Oranges are very good for respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis and cardiovascular issues such as hypertension and COPD.
Purify/Natural Antiseptic/Strengthen Organs
. Oranges act as an internal antiseptic to the body and have the ability to purify and strengthen all the organs in the body.
Colds & Flu
. Oranges contain anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties which are particularly beneficial for those suffering with a cold or flu or an auto-immune disorder such as shingles, arthritis, IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and raynaud’s disease.
. Oranges are an excellent weight loss food due to their high pectin content which also helps to reduce blood cholesterol.
Notes on Oranges:
. Fresh squeezed orange juice is a predigested food and allows for immediate absorption of all it’s abundant healing properties.
. Oranges are an ideal “fast food”, easy to transport, delicious to eat, and provide a steady form of energy throughout the day.
. be aware that orange juice will lose the majority of its vitamin C content within 30 minutes of being squeezed, so for optimum results drink immediately
. Whole oranges, peeled or cut in slices, are the best option as the fiber and pith is where so many of the phytonutrients and healing properties are contained.
There you have it. I for one bought two cases of oranges yesterday and have been on an orange fest. I hope that you too, delight in these amazing, nutritional powerhouses that are truly gifts from the Gods! EnJOY!
While scrolling emails this morning, one caught my eye from Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, and it was about leafy greens. Wow. What a great reminder to self, I thought. Then I thought, maybe I should write a blog post about this to help others know the power of these babies!
Here is a jaw dropping reminder and quote from Anthony:
“If you’re not getting enough leafy greens, the future of your health is in jeopardy. That might seem like a strong statement, but it’s the truth. If you’re not consuming enough raw leafy greens regularly, you will eventually experience some health challenges. Raw leafy greens, such as lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, mâche, watercress, collard greens, purslane and kale, are that critical for our wellbeing.” Anthony Williams
I for one will be picking some up today! I do tend to overlook these for some reason. So now it is time to change that.
Anthony also talks about the microorganisms in these leafy greens and how they are responsible for producing the ultimate methylated form of B12 that absorbs into the channels of our body and finds its way back to our liver when called for. Here is what he says about that: “this B12 is the liver’s number-one most important mortar to hold together all the bricks that build the castle of your health. When there’s enough of it, the liver stores ample amounts to send into the bloodstream as an assistant to almost every vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient that it releases to aid your body in any way. It’s the B12 that makes everything go right”.
Wow Go B12! I for one have been studying the effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency for years and am allows encouraging people to get their B12 levels checked, so this hit home with me. B12 is CRUCIAL to our health and is synergistic in the uptake of all nutrients.
Sweeping The Intestinal Walls
Anthony also hits home on this powerful point:
“Additionally, raw leafy greens sweep the walls of the intestines, gently massaging your duodenum, small intestine, and colon, clearing away bad bacteria and rancid fats and proteins that have gone undigested for years. This build up is part of the reason someone can experience bloating or gastritis—and simply taking a probiotic isn’t going to fix it. Probiotics don’t kill bad bacteria. They don’t kill streptococcus or E.coli. A high quality probiotic definitely has a place in health, but they don’t do even a fraction of the healing work that elevated biotics do. The trace minerals found in leafy greens are prebiotics that feed good bacteria and kill off bad bacteria.”
Well like I said, I know what I am getting at the grocery store today. 🙂 Oh and Anthony says it is best to eat these raw…..
Quote from Anthony: Oftentimes people like to cook leafy greens, such as collard greens, spinach, bok choy, swiss chard, and kale. While these greens are incredibly healing in their raw form, it’s best to avoid cooking them. When leafy greens are steamed, sautéed, fried, roasted or cooked in any other way, it alters the naturally occurring oxalic acid (which is not at all harmful when leafy greens are raw) and makes it into a form that becomes less usable by the body. This is one reason leafy greens are best consumed raw.
Okay I hope this info inspired you as much as it inspired me to add in another powerful health enhancing idea to my day. This is how I see building on health… I try to add in more of the good stuff. It seems easier that way, than looking at everything from the point of ‘taking away’. 🙂
Have a great day everyone! And go get your GREEN on! 🙂
I just finished washing up my medicine that I picked up at the grocery store today. 🙂
Seriously this is exactly how I see fruit! Fruit is a true gift from the Gods. It is loaded with nutrition and is easily assimilated by our bodies.
I love preparing my fruit so that it is ready to go and I also like to leave my fruit out in plain view so that it calls to me to eat it as I walk by. Sometimes you just can’t resist and this is a good thing. 🙂
If you look at fruit as the gift of natural medicine that it is, you start to appreciate it more and you will get even more benefit when eating it, after appreciating it. To me, fruits are truly magical in their ability to both provide nutrition to the body and to heal imbalances in the body.
Here is a link to my prior blog posts about fruit if you would like to view any of those:
I hope you take time to enJOY more fruits in your daily diet and that you also delight in preparing them so that you can indulge in their deliciousness and your body can enJOY the nutrition these fruits provide.
Melons of any kind are super foods filled with nutrition and they are also easily assimilated by the body. Incorporating more melons into your daily diet is very beneficial. Here is an easy juicing recipe to do just that!
¾ cup honeydew melon
SERVES 2 Directions:
Add ingredients to juicer alternating between cucumber, kale and honeydew. This ensures you’ll leave less behind in the juicer.
I discovered using Chickpea flour about a year ago. I love chickpeas or garbanzo beans as they are also called so I just knew I would love the flour too!
Unlike all-purpose flour, chickpea flour is high in protein, fibre and micronutrients, while being low in carbohydrates and calories. Half a cup of chickpea flour contains an impressive 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fibre, and nutrients like folate, iron, magnesium and zinc.
Chickpea flour is also heart-healthy. Chickpeas are high in soluble fibre as well as phytosterols (plant compounds that resemble cholesterol), both of which help lower LDL Cholesterol of Bad Cholesterol. I think of LDL as “Lousy Cholesterol” and HDL as Healthy Cholesterol. Reducing cholesterol can help lower blood pressure, thereby protecting against heart attack and stroke. Chickpeas also contain polyphenols, such as flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and are anti-inflammatory.
It is great to use as an egg substitute when it comes to egg dishes like omelets, stratas and frittatas.
Here is a recipe from the Medical Medium that looks easy and can be adapted to any vegetable that you like.
And as I always say have Fun with this stuff. Cooking is creative… think outside of the box and have fun adapting recipes to suit your style.
No need to be melancholy about melons. These super foods are often overlooked and we need to change that and eat more melons!
Melons are in fact very nutrient dense foods that are LOADED with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Melons are chock full of enzymes and are as close as you are going to get to a pre-digested food. Try playing with a ripe melon in your mouth. You will feel how easily it breaks down so it can be assimilated into life force nutrients that are healing medicines for the body!
According to Anthony Williams, Medical Medium, “The fructose in melons leaves the stomach in less than one minute, then the rest of the fruit drops directly into the intestinal track, immediately fortifying and replenishing the body. Eating melon is like intravenous nutrient therapy.”
Melons have an extremely high water content so they are a great way to help hydrate the body as well. They also help the body to become more alkaline! Being alkaline helps to neutralize acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism. Who would like more energy? Add that to all those nutrients and enzymes and you have a dynamic powerhouse of a super food.
Two ways we have started adding more melons into our diet is by adding them to our salads. I can’t believe I haven’t been doing this my whole life. Delicious!
Another thing we’ve done is instead of my hubby having a protein snack to recoup his afternoon energy when needed, he will eat a bowl of melon and it has worked wonders! When the body gets those nutrients and water in an almost instant and assimilable form, it peaks its energy powerhouse and BAM!
Here is another great thing amount melons. Due to their size and the growing conditions for melons, they tend to ‘soak up’ a lot of sun. The sun has miraculous healing properties and melons become containers for these rays of goodness. Consider them nature’s bowls of goodness for you! 🙂
Melons are a great food for anyone and everyone but they are also a good nutrient source for children and the elderly. Ripe melons can be easily chewed or even juiced if necessary.
Try incorporating more melons into your diet and watch your body respond with extreme gratitude and better health.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who resides in Northwestern Ontario, Canada and enjoys empowering others to live with Joy and personal empowerment.