Monday, February 17, 2014

Morning Detox Cocktail-Food As Medicine

 Lemons have been known for their medicinal properties since ancient times. And this little 8 oz cocktail of warm water and a half a fresh lemon, first thing in the morning, will get your whole body moving in the right direction. 

 Lemons calm the stomach, suppresses nausea and heartburn, alkalizes our bodies, and helps to get bile moving which means better elimination. The warm water helps to hydrate and soothe. 

This simple little concoction will also help to prevent nasty gallstones and a stagnant liver. Why is that so important? Well the liver is our most powerful detoxification organ and if it gets clogged, our body’s ability to detox is compromised. 

All of this means improved moods and energy.

Pretty simple, yes? Food as Medicine....

IMPORTANT!!!   Lemon juice squeezed out of a bottle does not count!. Use only the real thing!!! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Detox Package

This Detox Combo below is one of my favorites!   The combination of these products offer a wonderfully fully supported and safe detoxification of the liver and kidneys, soothes and heals the digestive system, and helps to gently with improve elimination.  The shakes taste great and are a plant based rice and pea protein, offering about 24 grams of protein per serving. I recommend using one scoop of each for a complete meal replacement. (I have a shake recipe posted under recipes).  This combo can be ordered by simply clicking on the link and putting in a code that you've received from me.  If you do not already have your code,  you can get it by emailing me,  It's that easy.  Now let's get started!!!

This Shake supplies 21 Grams of protein,
4000 mg Glutamine, Broccoli Seed Extract
to increase our body's
own antioxidant production,
Immunoglobulins to support and heal the
 digestive system.

This supplement is a blend of ingredients that
supports liver detoxification and health and energy

An easily mixed fiber blend that promotes
 bowel regularity, detoxification, and contains
a pre-biotic to help good bacteria grow

This shake supplies 26 grams of protein 
Has a multi-vitamin built into it, and has ingredients
that will support the liver and kidneys during detoxification
and support the digestive tract and elimination as well.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sundried Tomato Nut Cheese

Nut cheeses are a great item to have in your raw food recipe collection. I made my first nut cheese a couple of weeks ago and felt so very accomplished for having done it!  Not sure why other than, it was something that I had wanted to do for years but had been intimidated.  What inspired me to try it was a cooking demo/lunch that I was giving at a retreat.  I wanted to bring something new and good and this simple, easy cheese recipe was all that!!  Being a nutritionist, and someone who focuses on healing the digestive system, I loved that this cheese was cultured with a probiotic powder.

The cheese below is made with macadamias.  Different nuts not only taste different, but also will give different textures. Almonds make a clean tasting cheese that is a little grainy. Macadamias make a beautiful, creamy cheese that develops good firm texture. Cashews make a smooth, easy to flavor cheese that has a bit of a softer texture.

You can easily dress a nut cheese up or down with different herbs and spices.  This sun-dried tomato cheese could also have a little basil added to it.  A softer cashew cheese log could be rolled in some fresh tarragon to add a beautiful flavor.

2 cups raw macadamias, soaked 4 hours (to soften)
1 1/2 cup filtered water
1 tsp Probiotic powder
½ tsp. Real Salt
1tsp Nutritional yeast
½ tsp Lemon Juice
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes**, soaked 2 hours and drained
Basil for garnish

1. Blend the first 3 ingredients in a food processor
2. Place the mixture in a strainer lined with cheesecloth or nut milk bag and place a weight on top heavy enough to gently press liquid out. ( a mason jar filled w/water can do the trick)

3. Leave to ferment for 24-48 hours at room temperature

After fermentation, process in the next 3 ingredients.  Then stir in sun-dried tomatoes.  Spoon into a metal ring.  Refrigerate to firm up over night then remove ring/mold.

**Sulfite free sun dried tomatoes can be found at Sprouts and other specialty markets.  Most Dried fruits and veggies are processed with sulfites to preserve color and prevent mold.  Unfortunately, many people are allergic to sulfites which can cause an asthmatic reaction as well as digestive problems.

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Find out what this simple solution is by attending the complimentary Webinar that I will be giving on Wednesday February 12th at 6:00 P.M, PST.   The link to sign up is

The fact is, is that sugar is a drug and it is addictive.  It lights up the pleasure center in our brains like a pinball machine.  There is actually a new science that studies food addictions. They have conducted tests where rats will go for sugar over cocaine every time.  The Oreo cookies always win. Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine.  It lights up our brains and we wonder why we can't stop?   To get a better understanding of why it is so addicting and how you can change your brain chemistry around, please join me for my upcoming webinar, Addicted to Sugar...Now What Do I Do?  If you can not attend Wednesday, the 12th at 6:00  P.M. PST, but would still like to hear this eye opening webinar, don't worry, you can listen to a recording of the Webinar, at your convenience by using the link above to sign up.

Why have your attempts at dieting failed?  Because the plan could not last a long time and more importantly, the foods did not give you what your bodies needed.