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Kale Recipe

kalebenefitsKale is another one of the super foods for maintaining good health. It’s packed with minerals that boost the immune system and its fiber rich. It has also been reported that Kale fights cancer and has been proven to help reduce the risk of lung cancer by 37%.

Vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B6, and K, Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Calcium and Magnesium are some of the nutrients contained in kale. It also contains more Vitamin C than oranges!

Here’s an easy, tasty recipe for getting a required serving of kale into your diet – it’s also one of my favorites!

Ingredients:

3 bushels of organic kale

2 organic sweet potatoes

2 organic potatoes

1 yellow onion

Optional Seasonings for taste: sea salt, black pepper, ground ginger, cinnamon

(I try to use organic vegetables whenever possible but regular vegetables are ok for use. Organic vegetables contain fewer pesticides, are fresher and are better on the environment.)

Cooking Preparations:

  • Wash and chop the veggies
  • Pour 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a large pot; bring water to a boil
  • Add the chopped onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes to the boiling water and cook until tender over medium heat (you can add more water as needed)
  • Add the kale and seasonings to taste, cook for 20 minutes or until desired tenderness of the kale is reached
  • Serve with flatbread and plantains for a delicious, healthy meal! 🙂

 

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Yes, believe it – yummy beetjuice! :-)

20170315_173415I know, I know: beets. Yuck! I was a little self-conscious about liking beets because so many people think beets are gross, but this juice is delicious! You have to try it, even if you think you’re totally not going to like it because the health benefits far out-weigh your reluctance.

Just to list a few of the vitamins and minerals packed into these bright little roots: there’s manganese, potassium, copper, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and magnesium. They’re also a good source of fiber and they contain folate.

I’ve added beets to my diet for treating the large uterine fibroids that I’ve been suffering from and the fibroids are continuing to shrink in size! There’s also been a huge improvement in the balance of my menstrual cycle. I hope this is helpful for you and that it may be of benefit in your life! 🙂


Healthy, Tasty Beetjuice

  •  2 beets
  • 2 apples
  • 2 carrots
  • Wash, slice, pop them into your juicer, drink and enjoy! 🙂

Soothing tea for treating uterine fibroids

A close family friend from Sudan recommended this tea for me several years ago and I have found it to be very helpful for soothing the pain and for reducing the bleeding caused by uterine fibroids. The tea contains three out of six super spices: turmeric, ginger and cinnamon – and they are all great anti-inflammatory substances.

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The taste is very mild and often puts me to sleep when I drink right before bedtime 🙂 I use organic blue agave nectar or honey as a sweetener and would advise that you try to stay away from white sugar or artificial sweeteners for gaining the full health benefits from the tea.

Preparation is as simple as buying pure ground turmeric, cinnamon and ginger from the supermarket or health food store, mixing 1 teaspoon of each with boiling water (sweeten to your taste) and enjoy! May this be of benefit!

 

Healthy Bites – Teff Flour Apple Muffins

20170212_131152Here’s one of the healthy recipes that we’ve been enjoying as we transition over into an alkaline diet! Teff flour and whole wheat flour, the flours that I combine in this recipe, are both slightly acidic, but the health benefits contained in both work for us. Whole wheat flour is high in fiber and teff flour is packed full of minerals!th-14

I hope you enjoy the muffins as much as we do!

Healthy Apple Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1/2 cup of teff flour

3/4 light brown sugar

1/2 tsp of salt

2 tsps of baking powder

2 tsps of cinnamon

1/3 canola oil

1/3 organic milk

1 egg

2 apples, peeled and diced

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  • Pour into a 12 cup muffin pan (I prefer cup cake liners, otherwise lightly grease the muffin pan with canola oil)
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out of the center clean
  • Eat and enjoy!

 

Dandelion Root

Dandelion root has proven to be a great help in the treatment of the large fibroid tumors that I’ve been suffering from for more than 7 years. I’ve been using several herbs in addition to diet changes over the past 6 months and the benefits have been substantial. Here’s a little more about Dandelion root and some of the illnesses that it can be used to treat.

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Health Benefits Of Dandelion (Organicfacts.net)

The health benefits of dandelions include the following:

Bone Health: Dandelions are rich in calcium, which is essential for the growth and strength of bones, and they are rich in antioxidants like vitamin-C and Luteolin, which protect bones from age-related damage. This inevitable damage is often due to free radicals, and is frequently seen as bone frailty, weakness, and decreased density.

Liver Disorders: Dandelions can help the liver in many ways. While the antioxidants like vitamin-C and Luteolin keep the liver functioning in optimal gear and protect it from aging, other compounds in dandelions help treat hemorrhaging in the liver. Furthermore, dandelions aid in maintaining the proper flow of bile, while also stimulating the liver and promoting digestion. Proper digestion can reduce the chances of constipation, which in turn reduces the risk of more serious gastrointestinal issues.

Diabetes: Dandelion juice can help diabetic patients by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreas, thereby keeping the blood sugar level low. Since dandelions are diuretic in nature, they increase urination in diabetic patients, which helps remove the excess sugar from the body. Diabetics are also prone to renal problems, so the diuretic properties of dandelion can help removing the sugar deposition in the kidneys through increased urination. Furthermore, dandelion juice is slightly bitter to taste, which effectively lowers the sugar level in the blood, as all bitter substances do. Consistently lower blood sugar and a more regulated system of insulin release prevents dangerous spikes and plunges for diabetic patients, so dandelion extracts can be a perfect solution!

Urinary Disorders: Dandelions are highly diuretic in nature, so they help eliminate deposits of toxic substances in the kidneys and the urinary tract. The disinfectant properties of dandelions also inhibit microbial growth in the urinary system. In fact, the diuretic properties of dandelions are so strong that in France, the flower is also called “pissenlit”  which means “urinate in bed”.

Skin Care: Dandelion sap, also known as dandelion milk, is useful in treating skin diseases which are caused by microbial and fungal infections. This treatment stems from the fact that the sap is highly alkaline and has germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties. You should be careful while using this sap, and avoid any contact with the eyes. This sap can be used on itches, ringworm, eczema, and other skin conditions without the risk of side effects or hormonal disturbances commonly caused by pharmaceutical skin treatments.

Anemia: Dandelions have relatively good levels of iron, vitamins, and protein content. While iron is the integral part of hemoglobin in the blood, vitamins like vitamin-B and protein are essential for the formation of red blood cells and certain other components of the blood. This way dandelion can help anemic people keep their condition in check.

High Blood Pressure: Urination is an effective way of lowering blood pressure. In fact, most of the modern medicines for lowering blood pressure are based on this phenomenon. Dandelion juice, being diuretic in nature, increases urination, both in quantity and frequency. Therefore, it helps lower high blood pressure. The fiber in dandelion is also helpful in reducing cholesterol and thereby assists in lowering blood pressure, since cholesterol is one of the factors that increases blood pressure. Finally, there is the high potassium content of dandelions, which is very effective in lowering blood pressure by replacing sodium.

Other Benefits: Dandelions can also be used as a vegetable and is a good source of fiber. It promotes digestion, and in the past, it was used to treat scurvy, because of its high levels of vitamin-C. It also has healing effects on dyspepsia, infections in the stomach, intestines and urinary system.

You can read the full article here for more benefits and information!