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The Cancer Crushing Pineapple Stem! (aka the seed)

Two molecules isolated from an extract of crushed pineapple stems have shown promise in fighting cancer growth. One molecule called CCS blocks a protein called Ras, which is defective in approximately 30% of all cancers. The other, called CCZ, stimulates the body's own immune system to target and kill cancer cells.It is hoped the research, carried out by Queensland Institute of Medical Research, could lead to new anti-cancer drugs.The origin of many anti-cancer drugs can be found in nature The extract studied by the scientists, bromelain, is a rich source of enzymes and is widely used as a meat tenderiser, to clarify beer and tan leather hides.The Queensland team discovered that the extract also had pharmacological properties and could activate specific immune cells while, simultaneously, blocking the immune function of other cells.

2017-04-14T00:15:25+00:00 September 9th, 2014|blog, My Favorites, Naturpathic Blends|Comments Off on The Cancer Crushing Pineapple Stem! (aka the seed)

Organic Southwest Tortilla Soup Vitamix Style

I love soups and bone broths because they’re an easy way to get in a lot of vegetables and high quality nutrients into your system FAST, and they are usually awesome leftover (whether they’ve been in the fridge or freezer). I am a huge fan of serving easy dinners on busy weeknights and there is nothing easier than defrosting some soup out of your very own freezer. I especially love this soup because it comes with so many “accessories.” You could certainly eat it plain but it is amazing how the flavor suddenly changes when you pile avocado, grated cheese, sour cream, and cilantro on top. We even sometimes toast tortillas (to make them crunchy like chips) and throw them in the mix as well.

2017-04-14T00:15:30+00:00 April 11th, 2014|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Digestive Health, My Favorites, Soups|Comments Off on Organic Southwest Tortilla Soup Vitamix Style

Gone in 90 Seconds!

What if a brief exercise of 90 seconds, made it less likely that this dessert would get stored as body fat? That is exactly one of the things Tim Ferriss explores in The 4-Hour Body. Brief Muscular Contractions a Few Minutes Before You Eat? So most of you probably know that after an intense workout, food calories are less likely to get stored as body fat. A simplistic explanation is that your muscles are depleted of glycogen and that a lot of the calories you eat at this time simply serve to refuel these depleted muscles. What I did not know was how little the stimulus needs to be in order for this to happen. Tim has found that this effect can happen in as little as 60-90 seconds. The proper activity done a few minutes before eating can encourage food calories to get shuttled into the muscle cells, before it has a chance to get stored as body fat.

2017-04-14T00:15:30+00:00 March 21st, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, My Favorites|Comments Off on Gone in 90 Seconds!

Get Your Brain On Smoothie

Raw is a mainly organic plant based diet, based on consuming whole, unprocessed REAL LIVE foods, teeming with beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals, of which our bodies easily recognise and assimilate for energy, cell renewal and growth, making us healthy and happy. And the best bit of raw is everything is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, but without sacrificing on flavour.

2017-04-14T00:15:33+00:00 December 16th, 2013|All Recipes, My Favorites|Comments Off on Get Your Brain On Smoothie

Avocado Mayo!

Many of us do not have to be “sold” on the benefits of avocados—their silky texture and versatile flavor make them hard not to love. But when studies show that avocado-eaters are healthier overall than their counterparts, we feel justified in our love-affair with the green fruit. And the research may even convince some non-avocado-eaters to cross over to the other side. Avocados are also considered as one of the healthiest foods in the planet because they contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosporus, magnesium, and potassium. Avocados also contain fiber, protein, and several beneficial phytochemicals such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which may protect against various disease and illness

2017-04-14T00:15:34+00:00 December 16th, 2013|All Recipes, Gluten Free, My Favorites, Nude Food, Vegan|Comments Off on Avocado Mayo!

5 Reasons to AVOID Almond Flour

Almond flour is a little darling of grain free, Paleo/Primal, and low carb baking. It easily rivals conventional flour in its ability to produce tender and fluffy baked goods. Unfortunately, almond flour has numerous detrimental health consequences.

2017-04-14T00:15:35+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|Gluten Free, My Favorites, Vegan|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to AVOID Almond Flour

Got Hemp Seed Milk?

If you would like to drink this mylk on it’s own, I have listed some suggestions for sweetening and enhancing the flavour. Jazz this up with whatever floats your hem seed boat, and you will not be disappointed. Store in a glass jar in the fridge if you are going to keep for later.

2017-04-14T00:15:39+00:00 October 9th, 2013|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, My Favorites, Nude Food, Nut & Seed Milks, Recipe Of Month, Vegan|Comments Off on Got Hemp Seed Milk?