Hello everyone and thank you for visiting. I have know several men that have become debilitated at the mercy of having Gout. Gout is the result of having high levels of uric acid levels. The kidneys take a real hit, because they excrete most of the uric acid that is produced daily. Stress also plays a role in this disease, which adds inflammation in the joints and kidneys. I have heard that it is so very painful.
Gout is known as the rich mans diet, or the Kings Disease, it is also and a form of arthritis and it usually hits you at your Big Toe. It can also produce Kidney Stones.
The main causes are being overweight, consuming to much alcohol, sugar, and fatty meats.
Here are some guidelines to help:
1-Eliminate saturated fats, fatty meats, especially certain cuts of pork and steak.
2-Reduce sugar. For a guy, no more than 35g per day, us gals, 25g per day. That is not much sugar! And this includes what everyone calls “natural sugars”, all sugars are the same. Check labels on everything.
3-Reduce alcohol consumption to 1/2. Especially if you are taking prescription drugs.
4-Lose weight. Get active.. just walk, there is no need to run or join the gym. Grab your dog or significant other and walk.
Magnesium the Lost Mineral..
The topic of Magnesium started to interest me when I read an article about its effects on treating heart rhythm. I have been diagnosed with a prolapse of the mitral valve, and had a heart attack at age 38. Since that time, I have been approached by clients that ask me questions about numerous issues such as sleep disorders,, nerve and muscle problems. I discovered that it not only helps all of the above, but it also helps with headaches, and supports our bones. The metabolic benefits of Magnesium is so broad, that it actually touches every body system. Survey says, that we, as a whole, are majorly deficient in Magnesium.
Here are some signs that you may be deficient:
1-Twitches and tremors.
3- Trouble sleeping.
4-Imbalance of blood sugars.
5-Elevated blood pressure.
7-Lack of appetite
The recommended daily intake is 300-400 mg., check with you doctor before taking any supplement, especially if you are taking other prescribed drugs.
Foods that naturally contain Magnesium: Broccoli
2-Pumpkin seeds, beets, spinach, cucumbers
Magnesium is a mineral miracle. There are different types of magnesium. Magnesium Oxide, which is vital for heartburn or indigestion, muscles and bones.
Magnesium Citrate, is a laxative and can aid in constipation. It attracts water into the bowls and the intestine.
As I said before Magnesium is a miracle mineral, and many of us are deficient.
…“Make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are… rebecca
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Hello everyone and thank you for visiting.. Bowls are becoming the new plates.. My analysis of this current trend is that we have now found a way to eat delicious foods on the go. Main courses, soups, salads, and deserts can all be served and eaten in a bowl! It is convenient and an easy way to take to work and eat on the go. I recently have used a “hot insulated cup” to transport my food. The bottom line is that it is convenient.
Another great benefit is portion control. When eating on a plate, its difficult to “eyeball” portions.
Controlling portions of our food on a plate is difficult. How much protein? “The size of the palm of your hand”, is what we have been taught. Proteins are also found in many plant based grains and legumes. It’s a struggle when trying to lose a few pounds. It’s very difficult not to go for that second scoop of your favorite food.. don’t lie! It’s true.. specially around the Holidays!
Try to eliminating the following and using a bowl to control portions, leads to better nutrition. Some of our bad habit are: drinking sodas, sweet teas, energy drinks and alcohol with our meals. Consume 2-3 8oz glasses of water before or after a meal.
Order soup! Now, this can be tricky, but creamy soups are not the number 1 choice.. your choice should be bone broth, miso, beef, chicken, vegetable or fish stocks based. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they are also a delicious start to a great meal.
Salad in a bowl, chili in a bowl, fruit in a cup or bowl, it is all a great way to measure or portions.
Eat three times as much vegetables as protein. I personally need to eat 5 small meals per day, eating lots of vegetables and a protein. If I go for longer than 4 hours without food, I get a sick feeling in my stomach.
Thank you for visiting, remember “make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are!…..rebecca
Lenten Vegan Recipe:
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon tumeric ,
Salt and pepper
Your favorite wing sauce
Put Olive oil and onions in a cast iron ceramic pot.. add Salt and pepper and tumeric and garlic . Sauté on medium high heat. Add cauliflower diced in large chunks..
Add 1/4 cup of Sweet Baby Rays Wing sauce. Stir until the cauliflower is coated. Keep on higher temp until cauliflower becomes brown.. Then add chicken stock to deglaze the pan. Add a lid.. Steam for about 15 minutes Drain black beans.. Rinse and add to the pot.. Let simmer for another ten minutes. Enjoy! …make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are…. Rebecca
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As I was grocery shopping the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a woman staring for 10 minutes at the oils on the shelf. I needed some, so I excused myself and grabbed the bottle that I needed. As I was reaching for the bottle, she asked me if I knew about oils. She said that she wanted to make a salad and I helped her choose. She was so frustrated about making the purchase. Extra virgin olive oil was my choice. EVOO is much lighter in color and has a milder flavor. There are so many different oils. Olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, EVOO, (extra virgin olive oil). There are many regions that oils come from. Spain, Greece, Italy, California, and Tunisia and Turkey. You can find this information on the label at the bottom. California olive oils are my favorite.
My son just visited Spain a few months ago, and sent me some Spanish olives. They were delicious. I had never tasted an olive that delicious. They had a buttery taste…. yummy! I need to go there…
To get the best quality oil, the juice needs to come from the best quality olive. Olive oil can become rancid which can then become a carcinogen. Heat, light and shelf life have a direct affect on the oil. Change your oil often. Buy olive oils in a dark bottle, and store your cold press oils in the refrigerator and used as soon as possible.
High temperatures when cooking, break down the oils chemical composition and the antioxidants which causes oxidation and toxins. Polyunsaturated fats are more susceptible to oxidation during heating. Soo…. to conclude, olive oil is better used for cooking than polyunsaturated oils such as canola, sunflower, corn, or rapeseed oils.
The term “cold press“, is the process of adding heat to the olives which allows more oil to be extracted from them. On the other hand this process destroys some of the flavor and aroma of the oils.
Oxidation, (is a chemical reaction in which the atoms are changed). A little chemistry….
The best oils that can tolerate high levels of heat are: Coconut oil, Butter, Palm oil, and Peanut oil.
Olive oil is also used cosmetically. It is used for your hair and scalp to eliminate dandruff, to soothe sunburns, wrinkles, as a skin softener, facilitates our liver in its processing, and our brain function.
Quinoa is a very popular whole grain that is high in protein. It is related to spinach. It is considered to be a complete protein because it contains all 9 amino acids. You can use it in so many different ways. I cook it and then add vegetables, walnuts and dried cherries, delicious. But some people have an intolerance or an allergic reaction to the grain. Even-though it is naturally gluten free, it can cause stomach pain for some. It has almost double the fiber of some grains. It contains Saponin, (a chemical compound found in plants), the seeds can be toxic. If you eat quinoa for health reasons or just because you like it, or a vegetarian and experience symptoms of bloating, or abdominal pain, you may have an intolerance to the grain. There are many other healthy choices: Whole grains is what to look for. Buckwheat, barley, millet, amaranth, brown rice, oat, rye and spelt. Venture outside of your box at the grocery store. These are all good healthy choices for optimal health.
Remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are! Rebecca
**Before we start, please ask your primary care physician if you are able to do a detox plan..**
Master Cleanser (3 to 10 days)
Ingredients: Serves 1
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (up to 2 tablespoons if you want -*you will loose less weight)
Pinch of cayenne pepper
8 oz. filtered or spring water
Mix and drink 8 to 12 glasses throughout the day. Eat or drink nothing else except water & laxative herb teas, peppermint tea, and chamomile tea.
Keep the mixture always in a glass container. Rinse you mouth with water after each 8oz. *(Lemon juice can hurt the enamel on your teeth)
Drink the glass rather than sipping you can also use a straw.
This can be done for several days. Pay attention to your body & how it feels
It will take 3 to 7 days to create real Hunger. This is a sign to begin to eating carefully again.
Start with steamed vegetables on: (Master Detox Plan)
During the Detox & Fasting Process
Get Plenty of
1. Fresh Air
4. Steam or saunas
5. Dry skin brushing
6. Exercise, avoid risky or dangerous activities
7. No drugs, over the counter, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine
8. Vitamin supplements-phylum, fiber, green barley, spirulina calcium, magnesium, vitamin C.
Prayer, meditate, yoga. Clean you living space, organize your life also during this process! Read, relax and sleep well.
Master Detox Plan-Maintenance
Use for maintenance and as a daily menu plan.
As soon as you get up AM: 2 glasses of filtered or purified water with the juice of ½ lemon
1 piece of fresh fruit (room temperature) apple, grapes, pear, banana
Chew well, savor each bite and mix with saliva
30 minutes later: 1 bowl of cooked whole grains (millet, brown rice, etc.) keep it gluten free
Flavor Dressing: Extra virgin olive oil, organic, Butter organic * melt cool cover and store in frig.
1-cup 2 sticks =1 cup
Lunch: (12 to 1 pm)
1 to 2 bowls of steamed vegetables:
Root vegetables (potatoes, yams) green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, asparagus, kale and cabbage.
Add Flavor Dressing and
Dinner: (5 to 6pm)
Same as lunch. If you feel fatigued add 3 to 4 oz. of lean protein.
If you do add protein, try and eat earlier 3 to 4 pm.
Beverages (11am & 3pm)
Drink the water from the steamed vegetables add veggie salt or sea salt, garlic salt
Before Bed: Herbal teas & water ONLY
Juice Cleanse Daily Diet
2 glasses of water ½ of lemon
3to4 (8oz glasses of Master Cleanse)
1 piece of fresh fruit, apple, pear, or an orange, grape fruit or grapes. Chew well!
Mid-Morning: 6 to 8oz glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice. Can dilute with water. Apples, grapes and lemons make a great fruit juice mix. Select organic
Lunch: (12 to 1)
1-12oz glass of fresh vegetable juice or master cleanse drink
6 to 8 oz. fresh vegetable juice: Carrots, beets, celery are great together! Kale& Spinach can be added with garlic, ginger and lemon
Same as above
Drink Herbal teas and Water
Laxative Type Meal
Cherries, prunes, grapes (soaked or stewed can be used to initiate eating and keeping the bowels moving.
Bowels should move within an hour or 2 after 1st meal. If not an enema should be used.
1. Chew well
2. Do not overeat
3. Do not mix foods 1 or 2
4. Eat fruit alone
Day 2 Transitioning:
1. Well cooked brown rice
4. Some nuts
6. Beans, black beans, garbanzo, green etc.
Add rich proteins gradually!
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