So many labels. How do we make the best purchasing choices at the grocery store when there are 10 different options to choose from?
Love this easy guide for buying the best eggs by Takepart.com; lists what to avoid, what to look for, and where to shop!
Instead, look for Pasture Raised chickens. ”A label used increasingly by smaller, sustainable chicken farms to indicate that they legitimately raise their birds outside, on an actual pasture. Hens also enjoy access to shelter when they choose to take it, and they’re raised without the use of harmful chemicals or painful procedures.”
Where can you find Pasture Raised eggs?
I absolutely loved this meal. Such a refreshing and light take on a traditional baked salmon dishes, and uses such fresh and beneficial whole ingredients. Best of all - yeah, it might look like a gourmet dish, but takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
Cucumber Mint Wild Salmon
Not like I have to sell this anymore, but the dish is 100% gluten-free, VERY low dairy intake due to the Greek yogurt variety, no sugar, low salt, and about a bajillion health benefits on your plate.
You’re are saving the world one grocery shopping trip at a time sporting your reusable bags…but you also could be spreading bacteria and food-borne illnesses!
Read the article and, yes! Toss your bags in the wash this week!
Word, Meryl. Word.
Found this Meryl Streep quote painted on a door in True Foods, a trendy restaurant in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Andrew Weil, who started True Foods, promotes a healthy, anti-inflammatory, whole foods diet. Their menu is to die for, and I love what they stand for.
Multiple True Foods locations also in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Newport Beach, San Diego and Denver.
Read more about Dr. Weil here:
This is one of the most important posts I have written to date, and is a food practice I’ve been introduced to that has the potential to change many lives.
Heard of ‘The Budwig Diet’?
Johanna Budwig was a European Cancer Research Scientist and Biochemist who passed in 2003, but has left a true mark on natural healing and cancer prevention/curation through food.
Lets first talk about the body as it is prone to cancer, disease or immune dysfunction. In the traditional American diet, hydrogenated fats and chemically processed foods are ingested every day. These oils and toxins are harmfully deposited within the body, damaging cell walls, and oxygen can no longer flow into cells to renew and achieve optimum cell health. These cells then become inorganic, and cannot be protected from free-radicals in the body…which is one of the major causes of cancer and ailment.
Ok, now what does a healthy cell environment look like? Healthy cells, let alone, the functioning of the entire body, rely on good fats. Fats are vital for brain function, cell renewal, and for all growth processes in the body. Specifically, cells need true polyunsaturated, oxygen-rich lipids to function efficiently. This type of fat is most abundantly found in raw flaxseed oil. However, these high quality fat lipids are most easily absorbed and become water-soluble when combined with a sulfur-rich protein.
Enter, Mrs. Budwig, Flax Oil (the optimum fat) and Cottage Cheese (the perfect and pro biotic-rich protein).
She discovered that when combining Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese, the energy-rich fat lipids are stimulated by the protein, and the body is able to readily accept the oxygen and benefits…freely flowing into cells and giving them the air they need to breathe, grow and revitalize!
Ok……that is about as technical as I will ever get. Now on to the FOOD!
The Budwig Protocol:
I have been eating this for breakfast three to four days a week for the past two weeks, and I have never eaten anything more energetic, powerful and TASTY! I can literally feel my cells and body soaking up the healing properties of this mixture!
You will need 2 kitchen appliances, 3 basic ingredients, and about 7 minutes.
It is very important you do not buy pre-ground flax seeds, as these should be consumed within 15 minutes of grinding!! The seeds easily oxidate and go rancid, so only grind what you will be using right away!
Here are a few yummy options — raspberries, blueberries, chopped spinach, chopped green apple (my current favorite), walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon — get creative so long as ingredients are FRESH and ORGANIC!
This mixture is incredibly delicious and I cannot stress the benefits. Please see additional sites, how-to’s and research with cases and testimonials (below). This has cured many people of cancer and ailments, and is important knowledge to pass on.
I know it too well. It’s that 3:00 in the afternoon mark. You’ve burned through your lunch and the only foods you have access to are the “all natural” (yeah right) potato chips or crazy high sugar content granola bars down at your snack bar.
Yes, committing to eating healthy throughout your busy work days takes lots of determination, and I find that snacks are the hardest to plan ahead for. But, if you have a game plan at the beginning of each week, healthy foods will be readily available, and you will be surprised on how little the prep-work really is.
Here are 10 easy and super nutritious snack ideas:
All incredibly delicious, gluten and dairy free, VERY little prep needed, and your body will thank you for each of these afternoon boosts.
Color is slowly beginning to burst back into the farmers market aisles. Peppers, Tomatoes, and CIRTON. Cook this week with organic tomatos to boost your beta-carotene for skin brightening benefits. Add organic bell peppers to your salad to absorbe its lycopene, an anti-oxidant that helps your body to fight free radicals. And this citron is just amazing to look at!! It can be used in lots of baked goods, as well as a sweetener in sparkling drinks.