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Saturday
Apr302016

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Monday
Apr252016

Wild Or Farm Fish?

Monday
May042015

6 Systems and their Food Allergy Conditions

 

 

Food Allergies can present in various signs and symptoms, but what is the root cause of food allergies? Hyperpermeability of the gut, or what’s commonly known as a leaky gut, creates a hostile environment where our beneficial microbiome is compromised, thus compromising the immune system.

 
Food allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to substances in your food, that your immune system recognizes as harmful. The immune system triggers cells to release immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which will neutralize the allergen. What happens then is the next time you eat that same food, the IgE antibodies sense this and releases histamine and other chi into the bloodstream to create a reaction.


Milk, nuts, shellfish, eggs, wheat, soy and fish are common foods that can cause food allergies. These allergies are more common in children than adults, but this is changing radically.


There are over 50 billion people suffering from allergies-70% of adults and 50% of children. Food allergies are to be taken seriously, as if they are not addressed they can lead to anaphylactic shock and even death. Get tested today!  Below are some symptoms, in the different systems.


BRAIN
Headaches
Hyperactivity
Insomnia
Depression
Anxiety
Fatigue


CIRCULATORY
Blood Pressure
Swelling
Immune Stimulation


FACE
Canker sores
Eczema
Itching
Sinusitis
Runny nose


INTESTINAL
Diarrhea
Acne
Bloating
Colic
Constipation
Weight gain
Hypoglycemia


MUSCLES & JOINTS
Autoimmune Disease
Bursitis
Joint pain
Muscle pain
Rheumatoid Arthritis


RESPIRATORY
Asthma
Recurrent Infections


If you are suffering from any of these, please talk your doctor or healthcare practitioner about a food allergy test, to detect IgE, all classes of IgG and IgG-C3d immune complexes for a higher sensitivity.  Also have your doctor ask for testing of the measurements of BHA, polysorbate 80, MSG, food additives: Yellow #6, Red #2, Red #3, Red #40, BVO, Aspartame and Saccharin. The reason for these additional testing is because these substances/chemicals are found in processed food products. Dunwoody Labs is a lab that handles these types of tests.

 

Thursday
Nov152012

Got Candida? 10 Foods That Fight It

Candida, or Candida Albicans is a yeast. Candida is one of 154 species of microscopic fungi. The most common cause of Candida is.....SUGAR

Here are ten foods that fight Candida


1. Coconut Oil

A potent Candida killer and one of the most potent anitfungals. Coconut oil contains both Caprylic acid and Laurica acid which both prevent Candida overgrowth and strengthen your immune system. Best to have the raw unrefined organic extra virgin coconut oil. We like the Nutiva Coconut Oil.

 

 

 

2. Garlic

Garlic contains powerful anti-fungal properties to attack Candida. It also boosts and preserves the good bacteria in your digestive system. Garlic stimulates the colon and the liver to help detoxify the body.

 

 

3. Onions

Onions have strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties. Many with Candida suffers with water retention. Onions help flush excess fluids out of the body.

 

 

 

 

4. Seaweed

Seaweed is nutrient dense. It helps the body fight against Candida. Super rich in Iodine, seaweed helps balance your thyroid gland. Some Candida suffers experience the many symptoms of hypothyroidism. Seaweed helps to flush out the toxins and heavy metals from your body and cleanse your intestinal tract.

 

5. Almonds

It's always best to soak your almonds (24 hours) and peel them before consuming, this aids in the digestion. Almonds are a good snack when you are on the go and do not want to eat any food that can promote the growth of Candida. Almonds have a prebiotic properties that promote beneficial bacteria in the gut.

 

 

6. Ginger

Ginger detoxifies the liver, increases circulation and stimulates the immune system. Ginger helps reduce gas in the intestinal tract and also soothes the effect of inflammation that the Candida overgrowth may cause in your colon. You can also drink Ginger tea, just avoid the sugar. 

 

 

 

7. Olive oil

Olive oil contains powerful anti-fungal properties and helps stimulate the immune system. It also stabilizes blood sugar levels. Eating any sugar will feed your yeast over growth. Extra Virgin cold pressed is best. 

 

 

 

8. Lemon and Lime 

Lemon and Lime juice stimulate the peristaltic action of your colon. Drink 1 glass of warm water with lemons or limes first thing in the morning and it wakes up your liver; signaling it to start dumping toxins into your colon, thus promoting a bowel movement. 

 

 

9. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds are super high in Omega-3 fatty acids. They have anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic properties. Consuming pumpkin seed helps with symptoms of Candida inflammation such as pain and skin conditions. Add pumpkin seeds to your smoothies, cereals or just have them as a snack. 

 

10. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper naturally supports your immune system, digestive system and also promotes circulation. It helps with food digestion and reduces constipation by cleansing the bowel of Candida and several other toxins. Cayenne also increases metabolism and helps to reduce fatigue, the most common Candida symptom.

 

Check out more information on Candida at:

http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

 

 

Saturday
Jun162012

Soaking Almonds...Making Almond Milk 

 

Almonds have the most proteins of all the nuts. They have to be sprouted in order to release the enzymes inhibitors as well as the calcium and protein that are locked inside. 

Soaking Almonds

  • Start with Raw Organic Almonds
  • Soak overnight in the refrigerator in purified filtered water
  • During this 24 hour soaking period, rinse and change the water several times to keep them soaking in fresh water
  • After 24 hours, peel the almonds. Since they are soaked it is very easy to take the skins off
  • Here is your versatile raw sprouted almonds for almond milk and other raw treats

For Almond Milk

  • Use one cup of these almonds with 3-4 cups of water in a blender (ideally a VitaMix), varies for your thickness preference.
  • To strain, get a Nut Milk Bag and pour blended liquid through the bag into a container.
  • Place liquid back into the blender and get creative.

For Taste

  • For sweetness, add a few medjool dates or raw honey may be used
  • Cinnamon for added flavor
  • Raw Cacao Powder can be added to the blender for Cacao Almond Milk
  • Try a pinch of Sea Salt for taste
  • You can really add more nutrition to your almond milk base by adding SuperFood Powders:
    •   Goji Berry Powder: Eyesight, Libido, Blood Builder
      • Or, soak a few goji berries in water, strain and add to VitaMix
    • Pomegranate Powder: Great for the Prostate and Heart, Antioxidant, High in ORAC
    • Maca Powder: Reproductive System, Fertility, Athletic Activity 
    • Ashwagandha: Adaptogen, Increase Thyroid Function
    • Jing City: Strengthen the Kidneys, Essence, Improves Jing
    • So many other options

Other Options

  • With the strained almond pulp you can use a dehydrator to make raw cookies
    • Almond Pulp (Ground Almond)
    • Dates
    • Raisins
    • Bananas
    • Cacao Nibs
    • Cinnamon
    • Raw Honey
    • Creative Ingredients
  • Mix these in a food processor
  • Mash together
  • Dehydrate

ENJOY!