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God loves us so much that He has given us precious creations in nature from the beginning of time to help us live healthy and productive lives! I love God and believe in utilizing everything He created for us. His food is miraculous! I am married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful, healthy daughters, ages 12 and 7. I am an activist for "all things God" and believe in living by His Word. I homeschool and have a health ministry for friends, family, and health lovers world-wide. I'm totally into all-natural and avoid chemicals, food additives, etc. even in my cosmetics. I am working toward eating Vegan, Organic, and raw as much as possible (my family too). Optimal Health - God's Way ".....and the fruit thereof shall be for meat (FOOD), and the leaf for MEDICINE." Ezekiel 47:12 KJV

Friday, June 29, 2012

Immune Fortifier Green Smoothie recipe

I can't wait to try this!



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vaccinated children have up to 500% more disease than unvaccinated children

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 
by: PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Suspicions have been confirmed for those wary of vaccinating their children. A recent large study corroborates other independent study surveys comparing unvaccinated children to vaccinated children.

They all show that vaccinated children have two to five times more childhood diseases, illnesses, and allergies than unvaccinated children.

Originally, the recent still ongoing study compared unvaccinated children against a German national health survey conducted by KiGGS involving over 17,000 children up to age 19. This currently ongoing survey study was initiated by classical homoeopathist Andreas Bachmair.

However, the American connection for Bachmair's study can be found at VaccineInjury.info website that has added a link for parents of vaccinated children to participate in the study. So far this ongoing survey has well over 11,000 respondents, mostly from the U.S.A. Other studies have surveyed smaller groups of families.

Nevertheless, the results were similar. Of course, none of these studies were picked up by the MSM (mainstream media). None were funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) or any national or international health agency or medical profession group (http://healthimpactnews.com).

They don't dare compare the health of unvaccinated children to vaccinated children objectively and risk disrupting their vaxmania (vaccination mania). The focus for all the studies was mostly on childhood illnesses occurring as the children matured.

Dramatic, debilitating, or lethal vaccine injuries were not the focus since so few, five percent or less, actually get reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Injury Reporting System) in the U.S.A. for various reasons including:

* It's a complicated system that takes time from a doctor's practice.
* Most parents don't know about it.
* Only adverse reactions that occur immediately after vaccinations are considered.
* Since VAERS is voluntary, most doctors don't want to incriminate themselves with vaccination injuries and maintain their denial of vaccine dangers.

Consequently, even the most terrible adverse reactions are minimally acknowledged, while long term negative health issues resulting from vaccines are not even considered relevant.

Different surveys summarized

The childhood diseases usually posed to respondents by the independent surveys involved asthma, reoccurring tonsillitis, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, eczema, ear infections, diabetes, sleep disorders, bedwetting, dyslexia, migraines, hyperactivity, ADD, epilepsy, depression, and slower development of speech or motor skills.

In 1992, a New Zealand group called the Immunization Awareness Society (IAS) surveyed 245 families with a total of 495 children. The children were divided with 226 vaccinated and 269 unvaccinated. Eighty-one families had both vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

The differences were dramatic, with unvaccinated children showing far less incidence of common childhood ailments than vaccinated children (http://www.vaccineinjury.info/images/stories/ias1992study.pdf).

From a different survey in the South Island New Zealand city of Christchurch, among children born during or after 1977, none of the unvaccinated children had asthma events where nearly 25% of the vaccinated children were treated for asthma by age 10 (http://www.vaccineinjury.info/images/stories/ias1992study.pdf).

Many of the comments from non-vaccinating parents to VaccineInjury.info for the ongoing Bachmair survey mentioned vaccination danger and developing true immunity naturally were concerns (http://www.vaccineinjury.info).

A PhD immunologist who wrote the book Vaccine Illusion, Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, has gone against the dogma of her medical training and background. She asserts that true immunity to any disease is not conferred by vaccines. Exposure to the disease, whether contracted or not, does (http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org).

Perhaps the most informal grass-roots survey going on now is by Tim O'Shea, DC, author of Vaccination is Not Immunization. He simply has non-vaccinating parents email him with comparisons of their children's health to friends and families they know with vaccinated children. That and more is available on his site (http://www.thedoctorwithin.com).

Sources for this article include:

http://healthimpactnews.com

http://www.vaccineinjury.info/images/stories/ias1992study.pdf

Link to participate in Bachmair survey here: http://www.vaccineinjury.info

http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com

May be of interest for the undecided: http://churnyourown.com/2011/11/28/vaccine-controversy/

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036220_vaccinated_children_disease_allergies.html#ixzz1z2W42QXd

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding Pops recipe

Makes 5 or 6 pops (4-ounces, each)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup raw honey
2 small ripe avocados (about 12 ounces total, weighed whole)
2 medium ripe bananas
3/4 cup + 1/8 cup water

Place ingredients into a blender in the order listed above. Blend on high until batter is smooth, stopping to plunge the ingredients as necessary. Pour into popsicle molds, and place in freezer until solid - about 8 hours. Run a bit of warm water over the molds to ease removal if necessary. Enjoy!

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036191_chocolate_pudding_pops_recipes.html#ixzz1z2UuXQYg

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Alkaline Foods List


"Alkaline Foods List: Foods to Eat Freely..."*

This an Alkaline Foods List Showing Alkaline "Ash"
"Ash" is a term used to describe the waste product of certian foods after it has been metabolized through the digestive tract.
The following is a list of common foods with an approximate, relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+), as present in one ounce of food.
Vegetables
Brussels Sprouts+0.5Barley Grass+28.1White Beans (Navy Beans)+12.1
Peas, Ripe+0.5Soy Sprouts+29.5Granulated Soy (Cooked
Asparagus+1.3Sprouted Radish Seeds+28.4Ground Soy Beans)+12.8
Comfrey+1.5Sprouted Chia Seeds+28.5Soy Nuts (soaked Soy Beans
Green Cabbage, March Harvest+2.0Alfalfa Grass+29.3Then Air Dried)+26.5
Lettuce+2.2Cucumber, Fresh+31.5Soy Lecithin (Pure)+38.0
Onion+3.0Wheat Grass+33.8
Cauliflower+3.1
Nuts
White Cabbage+3.3
Root Vegetables
Almonds+3.6
Green Cabbage,White Raddish (Spring)+3.1
December Harvest+4.0Rutabaga+3.1
Seeds
Savoy Cabbage+4.5Kohlrabi+5.1Sesame Seeds+0.5
Lamb's Lettuce+4.8Horseradish+6.8Cumin Seeds+1.1
Peas, Fresh+5.1Turnip+8.0Fennel Seeds+1.3
Zucchini+5.7Carrot+9.5Caraway Seeds+2.3
Red Cabbage+6.3Beet+11.3
Rhubarb Stalks+6.3Red Radish+16.7
Fats (Fresh, Cold-Pressed Oils)
Leeks (Bulbs)+7.2Summer Black Radish+39.4Olive Oil+1.0
Watercress+7.7Borage Oil+3.2
Spinach, March Harvest+8.0
Fruits
Flax Seed Oil+3.5
Chives+8.3Limes+8.2Evening Primrose Oil+4.1
French Cut Green Beans+11.2Fresh Lemon+9.9Marine Lipids+4.7
Sorrel+11.5Tomato+13.6
Spinach (Other Than March)+13.1Avocado (Protein)+15.6
Water
Garlic+13.2Spring, Mineral, or
Celery+13.3
Non-Stored Organic
Ionized Watervaries
Cabbage Lettuce, Fresh+14.1
Grains And Legumes
Coconut Water+9.04
Endive, Fresh+14.5Buckwheat Groats+0.5
Cayenne Pepper+18.8Spelt+0.5
Straw Grass+21.4Lentils+0.6
Shave Grass+21.7Soy Flour+2.5
Dog Grass+22.6Tofu+3.2
Dandelion+22.7Lima Beans+12.0
Kamut Grass+27.6Soybeans, Fresh+12.0

*source: "Back To The House Of Health" by Shelley Redford Young

For those of you following an alkaline diet, this is a alkaline foods list to help you choose your food. But please keep in mind this is not the be all and end of of your weight loss.
A comprehensive weight loss program that is tailored to your body chemistry is the ideal way to determine what foods will be truly alkalizing or acidic to your body.

"Alkaline Foods: Foods to Eat Sparringly*..."

This a Chart of Food "Ash" pH

"Ash" is a term used to describe the waste product of certian foods after it has been metabolized through the digestive tract.
The following is a list of common foods with an approximate, relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+), as present in one ounce of food.
Fish
Non-Stored Grains
Fresh Water Fish-11.8Brown Rice-12.5
Wheat-10.1
Fruits
(In Season, For Cleansing Only
Nuts and Seeds
Or With Moderation)Wheat Kernel-11.4
Rose Hips-15.5Walnuts-8.0
Pineapple-12.6Pumpkin Seeds-5.6
Mandarin Orange-11.5Sunflower Seeds-5.4
Bananna, Ripe-10.1Macadamia Nuts-3.2
Pear-9.9Hazelnuts-2.0
Peach-9.7Flax Seeds-1.3
Apricot-9.5Brazil Nuts-0.5
Papaya-9.4
Orange-9.2
Fats
Mango-8.7Sunflower Oil-6.7
Tangerine-8.5Coconut Milk-1.5
Currant-8.2                                 
Gooseberry, Ripe-7.7
Grape, Ripe-7.6
Cranberry-7.0
Black Currant-6.1
Strawberry-5.4
Blueberry-5.3
Rasberry-5.1
Yellow Plum-4.9
Italian Plum-4.9
Date-4.7
Cherry, Sweet-3.6
Cantaloupe-2.5
Red Currant-2.4
Fig Juice Powder-2.4
Grapefruit-1.7
Watermelon-1.0
Coconut, Fresh+0.5
Cherry, Sour+3.5
Bananna, Unripe+4.8

*source: "Back To The House Of Health" by Shelley Redford Young



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Savory Green Smoothie recipe


My hubby whipped this up for me one day....I've been hooked ever since.  I had attempted to make my own version of this before from a recipe I found, but it wasn't quite as good as his. I'm actually having a hard time going to back to sweet green smoothies.
Enjoy!
Miriam



Savory Green Smoothie recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups organic baby spinach, kale, or mixed greens
1 ripe tomato
1/2 yellow squash or zucchini or both (preferrably organic and with skin on)
1 TBS organic lemon juice
1 or 2 pinches of cayenne pepper powder
1 pinch of turmeric powder
a few generous pinches of pink himalayan sea salt to taste
5 ice cubes
purified water (just enough to make a total of 4 cups worth of smoothie)

Directions:
Put all ingredients into blender (preferrably a BlendTec or Vitamix).
Put the water in last so you can tell how much you need to get the mixture to the 4 cup line.
Select smoothie button or if using a regular blender just blend until smooth.

In the future, play around with the veggies. Try to vary it each day and get a mixture of colors. I'm not a celery fan, but sometimes I add celery. Cucumber is another good one here. I may even play around with red or orange peppers in the future.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

To Juice or Not to Juice.....

Well, that depends on how much extra cash you and free time you have...
Juicing is great, but when you start juicing it's like buying a Cadillac! Unfortunately, along with the wonderful increase of fruits n veggies in your diet you also go bankrupt with your added food expenses. I don't know anyone personally that can afford to do or has the time to do what Dr Mercola is doing (juicing 20 lbs of veggies/fruit per week). What if you could buy a Rolls Royce for way less money than that Cadillac? As a matter of fact, a Rolls Royce that costs 1/4 the price of all it's Honda competitors! How about EXFUZE SEVEN+ PROFORMANCE or FOCUS! Above and beyond juicing, using state of the art PROPRIETARY EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY 10 yrs ahead of our time that retrieves a TON MORE NUTRIENTS than you could ever retrieve with a juicer and without any of the massive time commitment that juicing requires! Just open the bottle and pour....And bringing you about 20 ORGANIC/WILD-CRAFTED SUPERFOOD fruits/veggies/herbs from around the world that you WILL NEVER FIND AT THE GROCERY STORE or local markets in the USA! So why spends hundreds of dollars and time I don't have when I can get more and better for $40 with no time involvement? And if spending $1 per day for my Seven+ were still a financial concern, I would just fast one meal per day to cover the cost because nothing that I eat all day comes even close to the nutrition I get in one shot glass of Seven+!  Considering that I have a house full of superfoods, that says a lot about Seven+!

By the way, making green smoothies in a BlendTec or Vitamix blender is way more affordable and less time-consuming than juicing. I make them everyday. You still get your fruits n veggies in liquid form for better absorption, and then you can drink your Seven+ Rolls Royce for IMMEDIATE CELLULAR ABSORPTION that is SUPERIOR TO JUICING and has the CLINICAL DATA to prove it! I love my Rolls! It saved my life 5 yrs ago!

And I can't believe I forgot to mention my kiddies! I cannot get my kids to drink anything ever coming out of my juicer. And I have to threaten them to drink green smoothies. But with Seven+, piece of cake! They love it! Yeah! And they are healthier than ever bcs of it!



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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coconut Milk recipe

This is the easiest milk I've ever made! And cheap too! You can buy the organic, unsweetened coconut shreds on vitacost.com (http://www.vitacost.com/lets-do-organic-coconut-finely-shredded-flakes-unsweetened).

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Miriam
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Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe – Do It Yourself

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Easy Homemade Coconut Milk
Why make homemade coconut milk, you ask?  When it’s easy to just pick up a can at the grocery or health food store?
Well, you see, we love coconut milk.
We also love dried coconut, fresh coconut, coconut oil, coconut butter (check out my post on how to make your own coconut butter)-well, coconut in any of its forms.
We love coconut milk because it tastes great, but also because it is a great dairy free, lactose free milk alternative (my son has a life threatening dairy allergy and my husband is severely lactose intolerant.)
However, there are two things that I do not like about coconut milk.
  • One is its price. One of the biggest obstacles in transitioning to a more whole foods based diet can be cost.  As such, we need to try to trim those costs in any reasonable way possible.
  • And the second is that, if you aren’t careful, you might end up with a coconut milk that contains sodium metabisulfite, one of those icky preservatives. Who needs ‘em?  Better to have your own coconut milk fresh made right in your own kitchen!
Now, coconut milk, even at a good price, costs approximately $1.50 per 14 ounce can, while the organic version typically costs around $2.00 per can.  So being the kind of cost-conscious and environmentally conscious person that I am, I sought out to try to make homemade coconut milk myself.
I found that I could quickly
  • save a lot of money
  • control the ingredients, and, in the process,
  • help the environment by reducing excessive packaging.
One thing necessary for me to make something myself on an ongoing basis is that the process must save me money and not be too time-intensive.  For example, a one-time trial of making coconut milk from fresh coconut and then straining out the extra flesh might be a fun family activity or homeschool experiment, but I don’t have time to do it on an ongoing basis.
I will preface this recipe by saying that there is a more purist way of making homemade coconut milk from dried coconut.  I might just show you that in a future post, in addition to a way to make coconut flour, should you so desire.  But for now, this is an easy quick way to get the job done and save you lots of money.  And that is the kind of recipe that I like :-) .
Update: A reader just asked if you can use this homemade coconut milk in my dairy free ice creams.  The answer – “Yes!”  That’s what I used.  More recipes will come, but for now, enjoy
I really love this milk when it is freshly made.  The froth on top is wonderfully creamy and I use it to top a warm mug of coffee substitute in the morning.  If you make more than you will use at once, just stir it prior to using to make it more uniform in consistency.  Canned coconut milk tends to separate as well, there are just a bit more coconut solids in this version.
It really is that simple.
How can you use coconut milk?
I keep mine in a large pitcher in the refrigerator and use it for:
  • smoothies,
  • baking, and
  • just drinking plain.
  • freeze it in ice cube trays and plop into warm coffee or tea when you need some “creamer.”
  • If you happen to be one of those lucky Vitamix owners, you can even put the coconut milk cubes into the Vitamix with some sweetener and fruit and make an amazing smoothie!
but it will only keep for about 4-5 days, tops.
Homemade coconut milk will only keep for 4-5 days in the fridge, so could make only 1 3/4 cups at a time, which is the amount in a typical 14 ounce can.  Just use 1/4 cup of dried coconut and fill your blender container with water to the 1 3/4 cup mark.  Blend as directed above.
Clearly, this recipe meets the “simple and reproducible” requirement.  Well, how about the money saving part?
Assuming you spend $4.50 per pound for your organic unsweetened coconut (a typical price), you would be able to make 14 ounces of organic coconut milk for only 22 cents, plus the cost of your water.  Now, that’s worth it for this bargain-hunting mom.  Let me know how it works for you!
Check out my post on how to make Coconut Butter for another super-frugal coconut treat.
Into Making Your Own Everything?  Check out my

Silky Smooth Bean Fudge recipe


Silky Smooth Bean Fudge

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Dairy-Free Fudge
Fudge is one of those comfort foods that makes you “not too comfortable” after you’ve eaten it.  And fudge isn’t good for you anyway right?– evaporated milk and tons of sugar. But then, you knew that.
Well, you can now change your thinking about fudge, because I have a recipe for you that you can feel good about eating and serving to your kids.  I have been known to offer it to my kids for breakfast and snacks without batting an eye — and while having a piece or two myself :-) .
Reminds me of the old Bill Cosby “Chocolate Cake” routine.  In case you haven’t seen it, you can now “indulge” in some laughter before indulging in some fudge — for breakfast, of course!
This recipe is so good that there is no reason to be “secretive” about what the main ingredient is.  Some non-real-foodie folks have even asked for the recipe!
For me, this dessert recipe is a real winner, and here is why:
  • It contains lots of coconut oil, which we all know is extremely good for you (contrary to what the “diet dictocrats” will tell you).
  • It is easily adaptable to special diets (sugar-free, nut-free).  Actually, all of my recipes are.
  • It is a simple sweet treat for your family.  No need to bake, easy preparation and the pan is simple to clean.  Just combine all of the ingredients, smoosh them into a pan and presto!  You have a wonderful, healthy treat for your family.  You could even make it simpler by just forming the fudge on a plate and letting it firm up just like that in the fridge.
  • Besides being adaptable to special diets, it is also easy to change ingredients around to make different varieties.  Even changing the beans around makes a difference.  The above photo is black bean fudge, but we have also made this with adzuki beans and pinto beans — and kidney and cranberry beans would also work out just fine.  I will be adding different variations in the future for you to try!

Whatever adjustments you make. you will be getting lots of coconut oil goodness into your family while giving them a treat!
Special Thanks to Affairs of Living for the inspiration for this recipe.
Let me know how this turns out for you!  I will have some more delicious varieties on this recipe for you in the near future!