Friday, December 30, 2011

The Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C: 1,000-2,000 mg three times a day...
-Promotes healing of all body cells
-Essential for building collagen
-Helps prevent cancer and heart disease
Detoxifies the body
-Supports the good bacteria in your gut
candida, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites
-Prevents hardening of the arteries
-Neutralizes harmful environmental and bacterial toxins
-Protects us from pollution and
dangerous pesticides
-Destroys free radicals
-Combats stress
-Acts as an antidepressant
-Removes heavy metals like mercury and lead
-Lowers high cholesterol

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Free Radicals

There are several causes for an OVERLOAD OF FREE RADICALS. Cholesterol, Fat, Meat, Mental Distress, Alcohol, Smoking, Environmental Pollutants, Food Preservatives and Pesticides, Too Much Sunlight, Chemo and Radiation. PROTECTION FROM FREE RADICALS: Lacto Vegetarian diet, Ghee (clarified butter), Sesame Oil, Curry Herbs, Rasayana's, Berries, Fruits, Vegetables, etc...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Flu Remedy 1 (GARLIC)

I know you've heard your Mom or grandmom saying, "Take Garlic for colds, flu's, and viral symptoms...and If you're like me and my family, your mom gave you this remedy as a child...AND IT WORKED!" and here's what mom's and grandmoms knew before Allopaths wanted to admit it ***** Garlic is a really potent antiviral food, It kills infection and enhances natural fighter cells, Garlic also puts other immune factors into action***** Garlic is very spicy so it is best not to eat it alone! Stay Well this season friends & Remember, Next to God and His Messengers(Peace Be Upon Them All)...  Moms really does know Best! I know my mom does. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011


Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. The most common form of gastrointestinal disorder is "viral gastritis" Better known as "The Stomach Flu." The stomach flu cause inflammation of the stomach and intestine... So here are some alternative treatments that may help to restore balance in your system before damaging the lining of the digestive tract. If damage occurs it can lead to pernicious anemia (An anemia due to the interference of vitamin B12 obsorpstion.)
Diet and Nutritional Help:

  1. Shiitak Mushrooms activate the immune system and have a strong anti viral effect.

  2. Vitamin C, (Highest dosage that does not cause diarrhea), Beta Carotene, Zinc. Helps the lining of the GI tract repair and regenerate itself.

  3. Bismuth as an antibiotic and antiprotozoal agent against Helicobacter pylori (a bacteria) if a bacteria is present. (In the early 1990s, researchers began to evaluate bismuth as a nontoxic replacement for lead in various applications...Bismuth subsalicylate is used as an antidiarrheal; it is the active ingredient in such "Pink Bismuth" preparations as Pepto-Bismol, as well as the 2004 reformulation of Kaopectate.

  4. Echinacea and Goldenseal stimulate the immune system while reducing inflammation and encourages repair of the stomach lining.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How "Sunny" are your Thoughts?

 It is important to identify if your thoughts, beliefs, and their resultant feelings are healthy or unhealthy. Dr. Janet Hranicky, Ph.D. of Los Angeles, California developed a series of questions to reflect on and help determine if your thoughts are helping or hindering you...

(1)Are your thoughts based on fact?

(2)Do your thoughts/beliefs help to protect your life and health?

(3)Do your thoughts/beliefs help you reach your short and long term goals?

(4)Do your thoughts/beliefs help you avoid your most undesirable conflicts?

(5)Do your thoughts/beliefs make you feel the way you want to feel?

"If your answer is "No" to any three of these questions, the beliefs or thoughts is considered unhealthy and needs to be changed," says Dr. Hranicky. (Mind/Body Medicine)

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Understanding Your Cholesterol"

Heredity, lifestyle, and stress can all be culprits of high cholesterol... Here is basic information and my link to help you better understand your cholesterol, prevention, and healing techniques.

Your Total Cholesterol should be Below=200mg/DL
LDL (BAD) Cholesterol should be Below=100mg
HDL (GOOD) Cholesterol should be above 60 mg/DL
Synthetic drugs aren't the only option for keeping cholesterol and triglyceride levels in order. Some foods and supplements work just as well, if not better-- and with little to no side effects.
 Please click below for more cholesterol information ...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Olives

The 5 ingredients:
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing, divided
20 olives, halved
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
Prepare grill to medium-high heat. (2)Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. (3)Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. (4)Keep warm. (5)Combine tomatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, and olives in a medium skillet over medium heat, and cook for 2 minutes or until tomatoes soften slightly and mixture is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. (6)Brush chicken with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing. (7)Cut each chicken breast half into 3/4-inch slices. (8)Top each chicken breast half with 1/4 cup tomato mixture. (9)Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese and torn basil leaves, if desired.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 348
Fat: 17.3g
Saturated fat: 4.4g
Monounsaturated fat: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
Protein: 41.9g
Carbohydrate: 3.9g
Fiber: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 111mg
Iron: 1.6mg
Sodium: 810mg
Calcium: 100mg

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Boost your relaxation with "VANILLA"

Expand your comfort zone with the Natural scent of Vanilla... Vanilla has a sweet, rich, smooth scent that calms the senses, enhance moods, and helps reduce stress. TRIED and TRUE and I LOVE IT!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Natural Sleep Aid... Dried Tart Cherries

Dried cherries are loaded with serotonin boosting carbs. They are also one of the few sources of melatonin, which has been found to promote better sleep and lessen the effects of jet lag. Cherries are also packed with anti-age fighting antioxidants. "Happy Healthy Smart Snacking Friends."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Energy Booster #3... B vitamins

Stress tends to drain all of the body's B's...
~The more stressed you are, the less energy you are likely to have.
~Not having energy can stress you out even more especially when you have so many things to do.
-A QUICK FIX=Take a B Complex Daily... (Not Caffeine, Sugars, or Drugs.)
**The Science behind the B's:** B vitamins is a brain simulator and it plays a crucial role in the production of energy molecules which fuels the brain. B Vitamins also helps to calm raging hormones.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Natural Sleep Aids (Sleep Apnea) ... "BANANAS"

BANANA'S are naturally sweet which stimulate serotonin and they are also filled with tryptophan. Banana's are well known for it's Wonderful supply of Magnesium which caters to the relaxation of muscles, which brings us to a study that was done by researchers at the University of New England and according to their findings "Banana's" are also comprised of certain compounds that allows the throat to relax for up to six hours after eating, in turn allowing for a more sound uninterrupted sleep. ***(Momentary throat closure during sleep is a common symptom of sleep apnea).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


*Sugar Blues can actually have you spiraling emotionally. For anyone who suffers from allergic reactions to sugar, knows that it can almost seem as if you are bipolar or suffering from anxiety attacks. If you or the practitioners are not careful it can be misdiagnosed for depression, ADD, ADHD, etc... A sugar addiction has been made similar to those who suffer from intoxicant addictions such as alcohol, street drugs, etc...

*Researchers have discovered that in countries where there is a higher increase in the consumption of sugar, there are also higher incidences of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, depression and mental illness.


When you consume a simple carbohydrate such as soda or a candy bar, the absorption rate is much faster, causing the glucose level of the blood to rise rapidly. The pancreas responds by secreting a large amount of insulin to keep the glucose levels from rising too high. This large level of insulin tends to make the blood sugar level fall to low levels within 3 to 5 hours after eating. This can lead to an adrenaline surge, which can cause nervousness and irritability. This creates a “roller coaster” ride. So what you want to consume is complex carbohydrates, because they release sugar into the blood slowly and do not cause the same effects as simple carbs.

Names of Sugars

White sugar, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Lactose, Galactose, Brown Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Fructose, Glucose, Cane Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Sucrose, Maltose
*** Some sweeteners are not bad such as Honey, Molasses, and Agave Nectar which has a lower glycemic Index than other sweeteners. A great Alternative for cane sugar is Truvia or Stevia which is from a plant. (You can bake with it just as you would cane sugar)***

Complex Carbohydrates
Spinach, Whole Barley, Grapefruit, Turnip Greens, Buckwheat, Apples, Lettuce, Buckwheat bread, Prunes, Water Cress, Oat bran bread, Apricots Dried, Zucchini, Oatmeal, Pears, Asparagus, Oat bran cereal, Plums, Artichokes, Museli, Strawberries, Okra, Wild rice, Oranges, Cabbage, Brown rice, Yams, Celery, Multi-grain bread, Carrots, Cucumbers, Pinto beans, Potatoes, Dill Pickles, Yogurt, low fat, Soybeans, Radishes, Skim milk, Lentils, Broccoli, Navy beans, Garbanzo beans, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kidney beans, Eggplant, Soy milk, Lentils, Onions, Whole meal spelt bread, Split peas

Simple Carbohydrates
Table sugar, Corn syrup, Fruit juice, Candy, Cake, Bread made with white flour, Pasta made with white flour, Sodas such as Coke®, Pepsi®, Mountain Dew®, etc., Candy, All baked goods made with white flour, Most packaged cereals

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel

Pink Glove Dance

Jogging Blah's?'re not feeling that morning run, huh? Well join the club.
*First I must give myself a pep talk to get out of bed to go for a run.
*Secondly; I am constantly reminding myself of the power it brings me physically and how ultra cleansing it is to my mind or I'd probably never run.

"Here are some things to do and think about when your blah about going for your run."

(1) Get up and out of the Bed 
(2) Stretch 
(3) Shower and gear up
(4) Get a light bite to eat.
(5) HIT THE TRACK. (most times when you get to the track or the gym. You have won the battle, There is usually no turning back! Everyone is there, You are inspired!)
(2) Refreshing 
(3) Strong 
(4) Energy Boost
(5) Spirit Upliftment 
(6)Mood Enhancer

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Helpful Fat Loss Method...#4


Training with weights isn't my personal favorite, But... I must say it is a wonderful activity for fat loss. It doesn't directly burn a greater number of fat stores than does aerobics... but, weights will build muscle, which in turn will increase the metabolic rate for 24 hours a day. The more muscle one is holding, the better their chances of losing body fat.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Muslim Women in SPORTS: Documentary on Iraqi women's basketball team: SALA...


Muslim Women in SPORTS: Documentary on Iraqi women's basketball team: SALAAM DUNK...: STORY: Two years ago, most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university.
Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see on the news.... CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW...

Friday, October 14, 2011

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals might otherwise cause.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Broccoli, spinach, carrots, potatoes, artichokes, cabbage, asparagus, avocados, beetroot, radish, lettuce, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, collard greens, kale, tomatoes.

Antioxidants... BERRIES & FRUITS

Dried fruits contain more antioxidants than fresh. This is due to water being removed. When water is removed it causes stronger, more concentrated molecule levels. However, fresh organics are always good too! blueberries, cherries, cranberriescrow berries, bilberries, black currants, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, apricots, dates , grapes, kiwi, oranges, peaches, pineapple, pink grapefruit, plums, pomegranates, prunes, raisins, red apples.

Here is a link to understanding Antioxidants "Simply":

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Water Facts 101"

-The human brain is about 85% water. 
-Our bones are between 10 to 15% water.
-Blood is mostly water.
-The muscles contain a lot of water.
-Our bodies are estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water.
-We need water to regulate body temperature.
-Water provide the means for nutrients to travel to our organs and tissues.
-Water also transports oxygen to your cells.
-Water removes waste. 
-Water protects your joints and organs.
"So stay Healthy, Stay Hydrated." 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

OCT is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

*Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and sexual abuse. *Batterers use threats, intimidation, isolation, and other behaviors to maintain power over their victims.*Domestic violence impacts everyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her spouse

If you need support, go to the Get Help for Domestic Violence page.

What are Some Signs of Domestic Violence?According to the Centers for Disease Control, domestic violence and abuse may include:
Physical violence (kicking, hitting, shoving, destruction of victims' properties or other physical force) or threats.
Sexual violence and abuse (including rape and sexual assault or threats.)Emotional abuse, including intimidation, controlling victims' contact with others, and stalking.
Verbal abuse, including threats to harm the victims' family, friends, children, co-workers, or pets.
Several or all of the above forms of violence and abuse may take place.(Centers for Disease Control, "Understanding Intimate Partner Violence" Fact Sheet.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Energy Boosters #1......"WALKING"

Believe it or not, 10 mins of aerobics a day can rev up your circulation and improve how your body uses oxygen and glucose (which are your main sources of fuel.) Taking a brisk walk can increases mental alertness and boost you into a great mood as well.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Muslim Women in SPORTS: Khadijah Safari, Black Belt 3rd Dan Muay Thai (kic...


Muslim Women in SPORTS: Khadijah Safari, Black Belt 3rd Dan Muay Thai (kic...: By Khadijah Safari Trained by her husband, former European Champion Master Karim Safari, Khadijah has progressed on to teach other women t...

Breast Cancer Awareness...Oct 2011

THE BEST FIGHT AGAINST CANCER... is the choices we make in our Diet, Exercise, and Health Screenings....but, you can also Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer by "THINKING PINK" when you're out shopping. Whenever purchasing products with the pink ribbon symbol on them, a portion of your money goes to 'The Susan Komen Foundation' towards finding a cure.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Halibut Recipe: The Natural Sleep Aid

HALIBUT is packed with Vitamin B6 and Tryptophan. B6 is good for your Cardiovascular Health (The Heart and Blood Vessels) and the Circulatory System (The Blood Flow.) Tryptophan is an Essential Amino Acid found in foods that contains protein; which tryptophans converts into serotonin after entering the brain. (Serotonin has a lot to do with your mood, appetite, sleep and your impulses.)

Grilled Halibut and Fresh Mango Salsa

2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups diced peeled ripe mango
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey, agave, or beet sugar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
1 tablespoon olive oil

Prepare grill.
Combine first 7 ingredients. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and garlic.
Rub halibut with oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place fish on grill rack; grill 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with mango salsa
Nutritional Information...
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 295
Calories from fat: 24%
Fat: 7.8g
Saturated fat: 1.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
Protein: 37g
Carbohydrate: 19.5g
Fiber: 2.8g
Cholesterol: 54mg
Iron: 2.3mg
Sodium: 687mg
Calcium: 105mg

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sauteed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Pan Sauce

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Ingredients :
· 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
· 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
· 1 1/2 teaspoons drained brine-packed green peppercorns, lightly crushed
· 1 teaspoon butter
· 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
· 2 (6-ounce) tilapia or sole fillets
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
· 2 teaspoons butter
· Lemon wedges (optional)
· Combine first 3 ingredients.
· Melt 1 teaspoon of butter with oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat.
· While butter melts, sprinkle fish fillets with salt and black pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour; shake off excess flour.
· Increase heat to medium-high; heat 2 minutes or until butter turns golden brown. Add fillets to pan; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fillets from pan. Add broth mixture to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in two teaspoons of butter with a whisk. Serve sauce over fillets. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desire

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
· Calories: 282
· Calories from fat: 26%
· Fat: 8.3g
· Saturated fat: 3.2g
· Monounsaturated fat: 2g
· Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
· Protein: 35g
· Carbohydrate: 15.3g
· Fiber: 0.8g
· Cholesterol: 92mg
· Iron: 1.5mg
· Sodium: 739mg
· Calcium: 43mg

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Istinja...True Cleanliness

The Benefit of Istinja is cleanliness of the genital and rectal areas for both men and women. In Islam, Shaving the pubic hair and istinja is a sunnah. Istinja must be done after every time of urination and defecation. You don't need anything fancy or a bidet (pronounced ~Bih-day) as seen above. You only need a water bottle or something to put water in or a container with a spout... Many Mosque and Masjids here in the United States and Public muslim owned places use watering pots due to it being easy to fill lots of water and easy to clean from dust and other particles.

Health Benefits of Istinja:

  • It Promotes Good Hygiene 
  • It Promotes Freshness
  • It Removes Odor
  • It Remove Harmful Bacterium
  • Helps to Resist Urinary Tract Infections
  • Can Relieves Symptoms (such as itching and pain) of Non-Venereal Infections or Ailments.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Salty-Sweet Body Scrub

When you mix a coarse sugar, a mineral rich sea salt, and Olive oil... It makes a wonderful exfoliate that promotes circulation,removes dead skin, and promotes nourishing fatty acids to the skin, not to mention softness.... So Here's the Recipe:
1/2 cup of sea salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of extra light olive oil 
essential oil (optional) 
(1) Combine sea salt and sugar in a container with a lid and shake well to blend thoroughly. (2)Slowly add in olive oil stirring as you pour.
(3) If using essential oil add in a few drops. 
(4)Massage on to wet skin, for more intense exfoliation apply to dry skin in a circular motion and rinse thoroughly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Natural Sleep Aid...Whole Grain Bread

Eating foods rich in tryptophan can actually increases the Amino acids entering into the brain, like in the case of carbs such as whole grain breads... it will stimulates the release of insulin. Whole grains also has B vitamins which in turn also helps tryptophan convert into serotonin for a good nights rest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Helpful Fat Loss Methods...Tip 3

Mix Up Aerobic and Strength Training Routines.

Mixing up your exercise regimine frequently can replace boredom with encouragement! Different routines have different fat burning effects and they sometimes can sculpt one part of the body more so than another part. Which also stimulates the metabolism greatly, inturn melting away fat on a greater scale...

I mix running with a turbo kick routine for cardio and recently began implementing light weight training with a mix of calisthenics. Variety Works.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

"Lighten Up Friend"

Everyone falls off the their nutritional routine sometimes, and that is ok...I have this belief that, (A) You are entitled every once in a while, especially when you have put in overtime with your Wellness routine. and (B) It may give you the incentive to work it off with more vigor, burning more calories, and firming up.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sirlion Salad

This Salad was not only a complete hit with my family,for taste, but with me for it's simplicity! and it didn't even need to make a dressing! We absolutely loved it...

Ingredients: Iceburg lettuce, carrot sticks, purple onions, green peppers, feta cheese, and sirlion strips.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Worried about the Pop-ity-corn?

A U.S. study was led by the chemist Dr. Vinson from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. This study showed that some whole grains breakfast cereals and snack foods are a good source of polyphenols. (Polyphenols are antioxidants). BUT...Amazingly, popcorn passed the test with flying colors, having the most polyphenol of all tested foods, even fruits and veggies. I guess you are wondering how? Well fruits and vegetables has more water content which can dilute the antioxidant content in them. Where as the popcorn's polyphenol is concentrated!
But, don't even dream of giving up those beloved fruits and vegetables for popcorn my friends.  Fruits and vegetables are still very valuable in our diets and very much so needed.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Helpful Fat Loss Methods...Tip 2

Gradually Ease Your Way Into Aerobics.
moderate aerobics are likely to burn a greater amount of body fat if the intensity is kept at around 70 percent of maximum heart rate, and taken beyond the 30-minute mark (with one hour being the eventual goal).With weight training, high repetitions with moderate weights would work best for an obese client during the initial stages of training. It is important to remember that lower intensity weight training and aerobics should both be done in the same program to maximise results.Walking is a perfect, low impact aerobic activity for the obese. For weight training, all body parts should be targeted with basic exercises that work larger muscles.

Helpful Fat Loss Methods...Tip1

Exercise Moderately With Aerobics & Weights or Calisthenics.
Gradually Increasing The Intensity, As Fat Is Lost
When one is severely overweight, it is probably best to start their fat burning phase with low intensity aerobics and weight training, to ensure that the body is not placed under undue stress at this early stage. For the significantly overweight (those over 25 percent body fat in males and 30 percent in females) it is best to work moderately as a way in which to gradually ease into a higher intensity program. 
A walking program would be a healthy start!  
May you have great success!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Bee Pollen Energy Tonic"

Are you trying to find something to replace that morning cup of Joe with? Well, this tiny cup of E-n-e-r-g-y is just the ticket... It is very simple to make, nutritious, and not at all bad tasting... The taste may be a little chalky. But a great remedy for that is lemon juice, honey, and a little heat! It keeps my energy going well into the next day! Simply use:
1 teaspoon of bee pollen, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and honey to your taste...heat until most pellets are gone, Drink warm. *If you are allergic to pollen, please do not use.*

Monday, August 22, 2011

Acorn Squash Topped with Agave~Pecan Sauce

*This recipe is a Alternative to using high fructose syrups, cane sugars, and artificial sweeteners.* 
Agave Nectar is produced in Mexico and South Africa from several species of agave. Agave nectar consists primarily of fructose (fruit sugar or simple monosaccharides found in plants)  and glucose (grape sugar or simple monosaccharides found in plants). Agave Nectar has been called Honey water due to it's sweetness yet thin texture. It is between 1.4 - 1.6 times sweeter than cane sugar, BUT, Agave nectar's has a much lower glycemic index and glycemic load than that of table sugar (sucrose). However, consumption of large amounts of fructose can be equally dangerous and trigger Malabsorption. Raw agave nectar has a mild, neutral taste. It is produced at temperatures below 118 °F (48 °C) to protect the natural enzymes, so this variety is an appropriate sweetener for raw foodist.

Ingredients: Acorn Squash, Olive Oil, Agave Nectar, Pecan peices, and cinnamon.

Friday, August 19, 2011

BRAHMI... The Anxiety Reliever and Memory Aid

Brahmi is used to aid learning and memory, it is also used for anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), allergic conditions, and irritable bowel syndrome. People have also taken Brahmi to treat backache, hoarseness, mental illness, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, joint pain, and sexual performance problems in both men and women. It is also sometimes used as a “nerve tonic,” “heart tonic,” and as a “water pill.” 

Brahmi contains chemicals that might improve thinking and learning. There is some evidence to suggest that it might relax muscles in the blood vessels, airways, and the small intestine. It might also act as a tranquilizer to promote relaxation as well as a pain reliever.

Brahmi has also been used in the starting stages of diabetes. It is said that the fresh juice of the whole plant can be consumed to increase the quantity of breast milk and also improves its quality. It is also said to provides strength and acts as a rejuvenator.

*Pregnant and Breast feeding mothers should always consult with a physician (ND or MD) before taking any medicine whether herbal or synthetic*.~For Education Purposes only.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Spread Happiness"

"Sunflowers" are the Happiest Flowers! So if you want to bring some happiness home or to the work Place... Head for the farmers market and get the maximum bloom for your money this summer. Here's some SUNFLOWER care tips:

  • Choose Your Sunflower Carefully, by choosing those that are still buds or just about to bloom, You may need to wait a day or so for them to open but, they'll last longer once they do.

  • Snip on a 45 degree angle and cut only about an inch, it will allow more water to get into your sunflowers and in turn they will stay moist longer.

  • Trim them right, pulling off any leaves that sits below the waterline in your vase to keep them from rotting and contaminating the water. also pull off any dead or withered leaves.

"Stay Happy and Prosperous"