Morning Detox Drink

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This is a wonderful morning drink before breakfast!

• Juice of 1/2 a lemon

• 1 tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

• Juice of 1″ fresh ginger

• dash of cayenne pepper

• spring water

 

JUICING GINGER:

use a small grater, and grate up the fresh ginger. Take the grated ginger pieces and place in the palm of your hand. Squeeze ginger juice into jar! Best way to juice ginger that I know of.

 

Digestion Problems!

Bloating Problems

Well for a few years I gave up wheat & dairy. My main reason is because my stomach was alway having issues like bloating. Many times I looked like I was 6 months pregnant again! Not a great feeling! Once my body got pretty cleansed out of these two products my stomach did awesome. Now i’m eating meat again after being a vegetarian for about 11 years, and the past 8 months or so I’m eating dairy and wheat again. I am back where i started again, a horrible stomach. So i’ve decided to be at least 50% Raw and 50% Cooked Food. Then gradually work my way up. I’d love to be 75%/25%.

Now the challenge is to figure out what is causing all my stomach issues…

DAY #1 • 9/18/13:
I ate all raw for breakfast & lunch! Breakfast I had a green smoothie. Lunch I had a large green salad with tomatoes, sprouts, walnuts & dressing. My stomach had absolutely no problems. Dinner I made rice with steamed veggies. Stomach was still pretty good, very slight bloating! Then a late night snack I had corn chips with some beans, sauerkraut, sprouts and melted CHEESE! Stomach blew up like a balloon shortly afterwards! Well seems i’m not liking cheese again. Bummer!

Day #2 • 9/19/13:
Today I will eat a raw breakfast and lunch again and have dinner cooked. I will not eat any dairy or wheat today to see how my stomach does. I’m also eating sauerkraut throughout the day for enzymes! Lets see how it goes.

Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 apple, some organic blueberries, 1tbl chia seeds & cinnamon with fresh squeezed juice from 3 oranges!

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Lunch: Creamy-N-Soft Cauliflower Soup – RAW. This turned out really tasty! My stomach loved it. No problems.

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Dinner: So my job was having a small celebration and there was bratwurst, pasta salads, bread & cake. I had some bratwurst slices & broccoli salad. I also took 2 enzyme capsules before hand. BLOATED! After my bloating settled I had a peach! By the end of the day I almost drank a whole gallon of water. TIP: Fill a gallon jug and drink from that. Visually seeing how much water you still need to drink makes me want to drink more!

Day #3 • 9/20/13:
Went dancing last night so I got my exercise in after all! Woke up with a flat tummy, so nice!

Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 apple, some organic blueberries, 1.5 tbl chia seeds & cinnamon with fresh squeezed juice from 2 oranges! Tummy did great again.

Lunch: Another bowl of Creamy-N-Soft Cauliflower Soup- RAW. Stomach did well. I took 1 enzyme capsule before eating. Later I also had a 1/2 of a flatbread turkey/cheese/sprouts/tomato/sauerkraut sandwich. I thought for sure that I would bloat. I barely did! So confused. I did take 2 enzyme capsules before eating this. I did end up with a few patches of hives on each leg. Thats cuz of the wheat!

Snack: 2 banana oatmeal cookies

Dinner: left over rice with steam veggies. I ate this at room temperature. No problems!

I was close again about drinking a gallon of water. So i’m thinking the water intake and the enzyme capsules must be helping my stomach. I did some yoga for exercise today!

Day #4 • 9/21/13

If anyone has this problem too and found some kind of relief please comment.

RAW CLEANSE

My mom just asked me on Facebook if I had any suggestions for a Raw Detox! A great book:

Raw Food CLEANSE by Penni Shelton:

CLEANSE WITHOUT BEING STARVED OR DEPRIVED

Follow the delicious and hunger-satisfying raw-food diets offered in this book and you will lose weight, gain energy and feel vibrantly healthy while clearing your body of toxins. Raw Food Cleanse offers four customized plans that provide you with everything needed for an easy and powerful detox, including:

•toxin self-assessment
•day-by-day programs
•mouth-watering recipes
•real-life success stories

3-Day Energy Boost Cleanse
Give your body an all-natural weekend to start your Monday feeling great.

7-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse
Enjoy a week of delicious raw foods to thoroughly refresh your system.

14-Day Deep Detox Cleanse
Go longer to experience better skin and hair, a clearer mind and a slimmer body.

28-Day Total Reset Cleanse
Give the body a full recharge with an intense, nutrient-packed month of raw foods.

Also . . .

Garden of Life RAW Cleanse:

For those looking for the ultimate cleanse experience, raw has always represented the standard. Raw cleanse from garden of life features uncooked, untreated and unadulterated ingredients that are designed to support your body’s natural digestive and detoxification systems.

 

Dandelion Galore!!!

Today Naya & I played & worked in the garden then picked a bunch of wild, tender Dandelions!

Naya & a basket of Wild Dandelions

Behind Naya is her very own 4×4 garden bed. She loves it!! I soaked the leaves in a sink full of cold water & about 5 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract for at least an hour. Then I put them in my  dish rack to dry before storing. They perked up nicely and we ended up with a lot more than we thought!!

Wild, Tender Dandelions!!

Check out the link for great Nutritional Values of Raw Dandelion Greens!

Cold w/ Major Sinus Pressure – RELIEF!!

Sunday, my left nostril started to plug on me along with my left ear draining. By Monday everything was plugged, & the sinus pressure just kept building. No matter how many times I blew my nose it wouldn’t relieve it. On my way home from work Monday night the pressure was so bad it was hard to concentrate on driving. Tuesday I woke up and said there is no way I’m going to make it through another 12hr grave yard shift. I called in sick & decided to rest & do some research for relief. SO HAPPY I STAYED HOME!!

Umcka ColdCare Sugar-Free Syrup

For best results, use at first sign of symptoms and continue to use for another 48 hours after symptoms cease. Adults & Children 12 years of age and older: take 1 teaspoon (5 ml) 4 to 5 times daily.

I found a lot of useful information from the book “Better Health through Natural Healing: How to get well without drugs & surgery”

Liquid Fasting:

is the best diet during a cold. The following fluids have been found most useful: citrus (especially grapefruit); hot water, lemon, & honey; potassium broth; hot water, apple cider vinegar, & honey; medicinal herbal teas.

Tuesday I started a …

Mucus – Cleansing Diet: 

This diet is extremely useful in cases of severe mucus congestion with sinus congestion or excess chest involvement. This diet is basically useful for all conditions of excess mucus such as asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, colds, pneumonia, salpingitis, ear infections, and many others. I didn’t always keep in this same order but made sure to only eat what is listed. I kept to this Tuesday & will continue today.

I couldn’t believe by the end of the Tuesday all my sinus pressure was gone and I was barely blowing my nose!! 

BREAKFAST:
Citrus Fruit (especially grapefruit)

MIDMORNING:
(or when thirsty)
Fresh Carrot Juice or Citrus Juice

LUNCH:
A large plate of steamed onions with a little natural tamari or braggs for flavor.

MID-AFTERNOON:
Potassium Broth, or as midmorning

SUPPER:
Same as lunch

EVENING:
Same as mid-afternoon.

Honey/Onion Syrup:

Thinly slice a large onion (I minced), place in a bowl, & cover with 1-2 tbsp honey. Cover container tightly & allow to sit for 8 hours. Mash, strain, and take in 1 tsp doses 4-8 times daily.

Potassium Broth:

Take 1/4 inch of outer peelings of potatoes (including the skin), fresh parsley, unpeeled carrots, beet greens, onion, garlic, and any other organically grown green vegetables on hand. Prepare broth by washing and chopping the vegetables and then simmering in a large covered pot of water for 30-40 minutes. Strain and drink the essence, discard the vegetables. Excess may be stored in glass containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.