Good Carbs, Happy Liver, Liver, liver health

Clean Carbs

When I run across information that I resonate with, I like to post it somewhere for future use.

Today I ran across this from Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, and I agree wholeheartedly, so I thought I would share here on MaggiesVitaminsBlog

Critical Clean Carbs or CCC

“Critical Clean Carbohydrates (CCC) is the name I have given to the healthy carbohydrates that provide our organs, tissues, muscles, and cells with the glucose they need to help us stay alive and thrive.

CCC are:

• Fruit
• Raw Honey
• Potatoes and sweet potatoes
• Winter squash
• Coconut water

The critical glucose we get from CCC:

• Protects the nervous system
• Stops the brain from shrinking
• Builds muscles
• Protects the heart
• Is vital for liver function
• Protects the adrenals
• Helps you cope with stress
• Is critical for healing
• Feeds every cell in the body

We all need CCC. Without glucose, we won’t stay alive. Unfortunately, so many people are dealing with low glucose and glycogen reserves and it’s affecting their health without them knowing. How do we run  out of the liver’s glucose and its stored version, glycogen? An overabundance of stress to the liver, which can come from many different sources. Plus, even if you’re eating what seems like enough CCC, there’s also obstacles to glucose absorption, which almost everyone faces due to the diets we have grown up on and the way we are told to eat today, such as the hyper focus on including fats and eating a high-fat diet (which is synonymous with a high-protein diet). This way of eating blocks critical glucose absorption. “

I am keeping this post short today but feel free to do more research on this and also read my prior blogs posts on the importance of liver health. And be sure to eat lots of all of these foods mentioned. 🙂 And enJOY those CCC’S!

Fruit, heavy metals, Micronutrients, Oranges, Vitamin C

Say Y♥E♥S to Oranges! 💋♡

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.

Calcium

. 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.

Liver Love!

. 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.

PhytoNutrients/Vitamins/Minerals/MicroNutrients

. 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.

Cancer/High Blood Pressure/Viral Infections/Constipation/Strong Teeth/Macular Degeneration

. 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.

Weight Loss

. 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!

A picture of an orange slice with the words: “Any way we slice it, we need to be eating oranges :-)”
Leafy Greens, medical medium, Micronutrients

Leafy 🅶🆁🅴🅴🅽🆂 to The Rescue!

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! 🙂

Breast Health, celery juice, Liver, liver health, Lymphatic System, Thermal Imaging

Celery Juice & Breast Health

Breast health very much ties in with our lymphatic health.

Our bodies have a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes which area part of the body’s immune system also known as: The Lymphatic System. The Lymph System collects fluid, waste material, and other things such as viruses and bacteria that are in the body tissues, outside the bloodstream, and moves them along for disposal from the body.

In the same way that veins collect and carry blood through the body, lymph vessels carry a watery yellow fluid called lymph. Lymph flows through the lymphatic system and eventually drains into veins. This system helps to get rid of waste products from the body and to keep things moving along.

The Liver

The liver ties in here too. The liver being the master filter moves along toxins as well. An overburdened, sluggish and stagnant liver can make for a comprised removal of these toxins and invaders in the body both impairing the liver and the immune system, not to mention the circulatory system. I have written about sluggish blood in the past and you can read that article here: https://maggiesvitamins.blog/2018/10/15/are-you-suffering-from-toxic-blood/

Celery Juice for Breast Health

I am a big proponent of drinking celery juice daily. It helps the lymphatic system, the liver and more! At our wellness centre “Superior Shores Wellness Centre” in Thunder Bay, Ontario, we focus very heavily on breast health by providing Thermal Imaging for our clients as well as education on prevention, ways to move lymph, diet advise, supplementation suggestions and more. We even has a Psychotherapist on staff to help with supporting people on their journey of breast health and mental health around all of the challenges involved in this area. I myself am both a Certified Life Coach & Board Certified Nutritionist who loves to help when it comes to breast health also.

Celery Juice

As for celery juice, I cannot say enough about the benefits of adding in daily celery juicing when it comes to breast health.

According to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, in his book “Celery Juice” Celery juice not only cleanses and frees the liver over time, it helps cleanse the lymphatic system as well by bringing in fresh deliveries of living water filled with sodium cluster salts, trace minerals, and phyto-chemicals to flush out the troublemakers. Rejuvenating the lymphatic system has everything to do with cleaning up breast tissue. Celery juice’s unique travel velocity and saturation rate also mean that it has the ability to find its way through dense, hardened, fibrous breast tissue all the way to the skin. Celery juice provides anti-tumor, anti-adhesion properties.” By the way this is great news for people with dense breasts!

3D model of muscles of female torso for study, with breast in focus. A good visual also for dense breasts.

Anthony also mentions how heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum settle in the breast tissue as well. We are pleased to offer testing for heavy metals as well to support our breast health program. You can learn more here: https://www.maggieholbik.com/hairmineralanalysis.html And as a side note, hair analysis can be done from anywhere you live by simply sending in a sample to our lab here in Canada.

If you need help learning about how to add celery juice into your daily routine, here is a link to all that you need to know and if you have any questions, please reach out to me. I’d be happy to help.

Link to all posts about celery juice

And even what to do with that celery juice pulp

celery juice, Ear Infections, Kids Health, Strep

Celery Juice & Ear Infections

Ear infections are a nuisance and can be very painful.

In Anthony Williams book, “Celery Juice”, he says that ear infections are causes by the Streptococcus or Strep for short.

Anthony refers to most ear infections starting in childhood and often repeat rounds of antibiotics are used. He shares that Strep tends to build immunity to anitbiotics which would explain the resistance we see with ear infections to both healing and in that they recurr often.

Anthony says: “When strep is inside the ear in any way, it means it is in the lymphatic system. Celery juice’s sodium cluster salts are able to enter the lymphatic system quickly, easily, and efficiently – within hours of consumption. These cluster salts seek and destroy strep they find there to reduce the risk of future ear infections.

Once again celery juice is something that is so beneficial and is something I personally ingest on a regular basis.

Here is a link to more info on celery juice and all my blog posts about it:

Link to Celery Juice Posts

celery juice, Gallstones, Liver, liver health

Gallstones

So many people suffer from these nasty and painful stones. What the heck are they anyway?

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The liver is key when it comes to gallstones. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that’s released into your small intestine.

Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time.

Gallstones can be extremely painful.

In Anthony William’s book “Celery Juice”, he talks about how gallstones are created in the gallbladder but what creates them comes from the liver! When we have a toxic and overburdened liver, the liver cannot do its job. The liver is not meant to handle all that it does in this day and age. It has to deal with breaking down proteins and fats, viral sludge, bacteria, heavy metals, chemical compounds and more!

Anthony explains that when the liver gets overloaded it may pass along some of its overload to the gallbladder and thus passing along toxic material into the gallbladder. Because the gallbladder is cooler than the liver stones can be formed.

The good news is that once again celery juice may be of benefit. The mineral salts or sodium clusters salts as Anthony calls them, can help to break down the gallstones.

The more research I do on celery juice and its benefits the more impressed I am and the more I strive to drink it everyday. You just can’t lose in my opinion but only gain. One need only Google celery juice to see the millions of positive testimonials emerging. Wow. Awesome.

For more on celery juice here is a link to all of my articles on it. Celery Juice Posts

And of course if you are suffering from what you may suspect is gallstones, please consult your health care provider and follow their guidance. This blog post is for information purposes only.

I would also recommend checking for the presence of heavy metals in your body. For more info: Heavy Metals & Heavy Metal Testing

Chickpeas, medical medium, Micronutrients

Chickpea Flour – Awesome!

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.

Chickpea Quiche Recipe by Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium

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.

Fatty Liver, Happy Liver, Lemons, Liver, liver health, medical medium

Liver Kindness – 5 Ways to Be Kind To Your Liver

Learning to love our livers is truly a life saving practise. The liver, until recently, with the surge of the Fatty Liver epidemic, has been far under appreciated in its role in our heath and in our life force.

In chinese medicine, the liver is associated with anger.  Anger being the “seat of the emotions” resides in the Liver, which is often described as the “Immature Child”. When one denies their feelings especially anger, it causes stagnation…. hence an angry person may have a red face and suffers from headaches. The liver is home to many deep seated emotions and by improving our liver health both physically and emotionally, it can have dramatic positive effects.

I have written a few articles about the liver and its role and function in our bodies and I will include them below. But for today I will share a few things you can do to be kind to your liver.

  1. Forgive Yourself. Let go of any negative self talk and forgive yourself for anything that you feel you need to. If you need to get help to do this, get it! Do whatever you need to do to become your own loving best friend. Nothing eats away at the liver more than self hatred or lack of compassion for oneself. You liver LOVES YOU and is always working for you best and highest good 24/7. It needs you on board. 🙂
  2. Deal with Anger. If you find you are irritable or tend to become angry a lot, you may want to pay extra attention to working at supporting your liver. Anger and irritability can be a BIG clue that you have a liver that is not functioning at an optimal level and don’t feel bad, most people are dealing with compromised livers in this day and age. We have way too much stress, toxic exposure, dealing with heavy metals, poor diet choices, exposure to chemicals in fragrances and products, etc. Clean up your liver (see articles below) and get help to support your emotional health.
  3. Find Peace. It can’t be stressed enough that peace and lowered stress levels are integral to your health when it comes to body, mind and spirit! Find ways in your day to decompress (in a healthy way :-)) and to back off the adrenaline. Adrenaline can act like a poison in the body and creates more toxicity and burden on the liver. Actively work at finding peaceful moments in your day. It is extremely important to do this!
  4. Lemons. Lemons. Lemons. Start your day with warm lemon water with honey and incorporate lemons into your day anytime you can! Lemons and limes are God’s gifts for the liver! Here is a quote from Anthony Williams, Medical Medium who is an advocate of lemon water:
    “Lemon water is the perfect way to hydrate, purify, and revitalize your body each morning. Water coming straight from the tap or a bottle has lost its vitality and its innate living structure. By adding fresh squeezed lemon juice, you “wake up” the water and bring it back to life. This allows it to travel more deeply into your tissues & cells and carry the essential nutrients and compounds you need in order to thrive. Lemon water is a good source of vitamins C & B and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Lemon water is excellent for weight loss, the immune system, alkalinizing the body, controlling high blood pressure, anti-aging, detoxification, purifying the blood, and regulating body temperature. Lemon water is particularly beneficial for the digestive tract and can help relieve constipation, nausea, and even parasites. Lemon water is also good for the cardiovascular and muscular system making it an ideal drink before and after exercise. Consider an early morning ritual of squeezing half a lemon into 16oz of your best quality water upon waking. This deep form of hydration will awaken your mind and energize your body for the day.” ***************** I am sure you can see why I recommend lemons in any way shape or form. 🙂 Squeeze them on salads, in water, and on different foods. They really bring out the flavors in foods. Get creative with them.
  5. Move Your Lymphatic System. Find ways to incorporate movement that helps with lymphatic drainage. Your lymph system, unlike the circulatory system, does not have its own pump, so it needs us to help move it along. The more it is helped, the less the burden on your liver! There are many ways to move lymph but some easy ones are walking, exercise, rebounding, using a whole body vibration machine, massage therapy, dancing and more! Find something that works for you and make sure you do it everyday.

I hope you found this helpful and that you also take advantage and take a peek at the articles below. I wish you all the best.

celery juice, Celery Juice Pulp, medical medium

What To Do With That Celery Juice Pulp!

Attn: Celery Juicers

For all of us on the celery juice train or movement, I am sure we have all experienced this or thought about this, especially in the beginning. What do I do with this pulp I have leftover after juicing my celery?

I can always tell now when people are new to celery juicing because this topic comes up. After awhile most of just get to the point where we toss it. Day after day of juicing kind of makes you detach from the pulp. lol

However, there can be good uses for the pulp so I thought I would share some here. And I will let you know that I got some of these from a thread on a group post. I love how people are so willing to share information and how we can all help each other. And I am sure no one minds me sharing these because these ideas just help everyone so why not 🙂 I am inspired to try some of these and I am going to juice my celery now so I can take a pulp picture for this blog post! lol

So here we go on with some ideas…..

First I will start with a few things I have done. I have put it in a soup that I made with potatoes, onions and carrots, etc. And then turned it into a creamy soup by blending it. Very yummy. Use garlic too and you increase the health benefits. It’s a very soothing soup.

I have also added it into hummus ie. mixed it with blended chickpeas 🙂

Here are some other ideas:

I’m saving the pulp for veggie broth plus onion skins, a bag of carrot pulp, and other veggies I froze. Gonna boil them up and can into quarts.

I usually juice my celery, then make a separate juice either for myself or my hubby with carrots, apples, cucumber, parsley and put all the pulp together, throw it in a food processor with some garbanzos, salt and pepper, dried herbs and any other seasoning I find fun, I blend it, adding a little bit of juice I just made or water… then lay it out flat on a tray lined with parchment paper, and put in the oven at a low temp to dehydrate and make crackers. They’re actually pretty tasty! You can have the crackers with avocado or hummus or salsa

Sometimes mix it into pet food….or I make muffins out of it …my friends love them .

I use it to make my own celery spice. Just dry it in the oven on the lowest for like 7-10 hours, depending on how much it is and how dry it is. Then I mix it in the blender. Use with everything! 😍

My horse loves it more than any other food

Feed it to my chickens!🐔

I add it to my smoothies.

My favorite one: You can dry it and crush it, and use it as salt 🙂

 I use it to thicken soups or chili’s

Well there you go folks a few ideas to get us started. Please share with me any ideas your have or ways that you use your pulp. Let’s keep this list of ideas going. I am so glad to see more people following the work of Anthony Williams, Medical Medium. Every day I am witness to lives improving because of this information. 🙂

111 Clean Juicing Recipes to Catapult Your Health

celery juice, medical medium, Your Amazing Life

Celery Juice Prepping!

I am prepping celery as I sip on celery juice 🙂

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Tomorrow I am doing my first public talk on the benefits of celery juice! It will be fun to get out in the community and share the celery juice love! So many people are getting on the celery juice train and it’s awesome!

Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t reach out to me about celery juicing, asking questions about celery juicing, juicers and more! 🙂

I have written many times about everything one needs to know about celery juicing and you can get all the info you need here: Link to Everything Celery Juice – Celery Juice 101 🙂

I can’t wait to meet some new folks tomorrow at a local community center and spread the word on this healing juice. It truly is medicine!

Here is a link to all my articles on Celery Juice : Link to Celery Juice

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Blogger, Speaker and Healer who is spreading the word about celery juice and is grateful to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, for his bringing this to the world. Thank you Anthony and Spirit! 🙂