Archive for November, 2013

Is Sulfur the secret?

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Is sulfur the secret to fighting fatigue, stress, cancer & even wrinkles?

Here’s why sulfur may be what’s missing from your diet.

 

Many of you may not know this, but sulfur plays an important role in the regeneration of our cells. Did you know sulfur is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body? At one time, sulfur content was high in our foods, but due to factory farming and the use of chemical based fertilizers, sulfur has all but been stripped from our food supply.

Since 1954, rates of disease have sky rocketed in our country.  1954 is also the year our government mandated the use of chemical fertilizers. Many scientists believe modern diseases are attributed to mineral deficiencies, and research shows that sulfur is one of the most important of the trace minerals.

Sulfur is involved in protein synthesis and helps with the production of collagen, which is the substance that forms connective tissues, cell structure and artery walls.  It’s also a part of keratin, which gives strength to hair, skin and nails and helps reduce signs of aging.

Sulfur reduces chronic pain, reduces muscle soreness and cramps, increases endurance, fights inflammation, increases muscle strength and energy, alleviates allergy symptoms and arthritis, helps regulate gastrointestinal distress, and improves cardiovascular function. It can help reduce symptoms of skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and wrinkles and aging!

In Asia, sulfur is commonly used as an herbal medicine to treat inflammation and cancer. Sulfur and oxygen have similar electron configurations. What that means is that sulfur acts on body tissues by decreasing pressure inside the cell by removing fluids and toxins.  It eliminates heavy metals,and  regenerates and repairs cells in the body – even cancerous cells.

Where to you find high quality, organic sulfur?

Once I learned about the benefits of sulfur, I added to my daily routine and immediately noticed increased energy.  The best way to take it is in a small glass of 50/50 water and natural juice.  I take it with a superfruit  juice, GoYin from Genesis Pure.  It’s best to start with a small amount, like a ¼ teaspoon and work your way up to a tablespoon.  Go slowly, as you may find you have flu-like symptoms as your body detoxifies.  Genesis Pure has a wonderful organic sulfur product.  If you would like more information please email info@food2live4.com


Cucumbers with Almond Pate

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

I love nut pates.  They are easy to make, versatile and super tasty.  This pate is paired with cucumbers, but it can easily be served as a dip with raw veggies or in an endive boat.

1 cup raw almonds soaked at least 2 hours

1 cup packed chopped basil

½ cup packed chopped parsley

½ clove raw garlic

Juice from 1 lemon

Salt to taste – about 1 tablespoon

 

Raw cucumbers

Cherry or grape tomatoes

 

Put the almonds, basil, parsley, garlic lemon juice, and salt in a food processor.  Pulse, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Continue to process until the mixture has a pate-like consistency.

 

Cut the cucumbers into rounds about ¼” thick and cut the tomatoes in half.   For assembly, put a spoonful of pate on top of the cucumber and top with the tomato.  Makes a pretty appetizer and it’s kid approved too!

 

Cucumbers with Almond Pate


Healthy Gluten Free Recipes for Fall!

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Looking for some gluten free recipes for Thanksgiving?

Download the Gluten Free Holiday Recipe Guide! It’s FREE!


Powerful Pomegranate & Kale Salad

Friday, November 1st, 2013

I love fall produce and the wonderful flavor combinations of fall greens, gourds, and fruits. Pomegranates are plentiful in stores right now and there are several excellent reasons to enjoy some! They are one nature’s richest sources of free-radical scavenging anti-oxidants. High in Vitamin C, potassium, and phytonutrients, pomegranates are a powerful tool to fight inflammatory diseases like cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Pick some up on your next trip to the market and start adding the powerful little seeds to your salads, on top of your cereal, or all by themselves!

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Pomegranate & Kale Salad1 large bunch kale
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
seeds from 1/2 pomegranate*
1/4 cup nuts (pine nuts, almonds, walnuts)
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds

Wash, de-stem, and chop kale. Massage lemon juice and salt into the kale. Whisk oil and balsamic vinegar and toss with kale. Add pomegranate, nuts, and seeds. Give a little grind of fresh black pepper and enjoy!

*What’s the easiest method for removing the seeds from the pomegranate? My favorite is this: score the pomegranate flesh around the middle about 1/2 inch deep. Gently pry the pomegranate in half. Turn a pomegranate half face down in the palm of your hand. Hold your hand over a shallow bowl, and tap the back of the pomegranate firmly with the back of a wooden spoon. Use enough force to pop the seeds out of the fruit and into your hand. It’s that easy! Need a demo? Watch this video (Jump to 1 minute 10 seconds to get right to it!).