How Healthy Jasmine Fights Colds and Flus

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Family Health, Food, Kombucha | 7 comments

Well I’ve been quiet for the last week because I’ve been well, sick. Yes, even healthy folks get sick. Honestly, I fell of the wagon, when my husband was out of town for his conference and I opted to stay home, I was in survival mode. I took a hot bath in some Magnesium Flakes and BAM! It hit me hard. And getting sick is a good thing too! (At least I try to remind myself of that!). However, if you are an adult getting sick more than twice per year, then it is time to re-evaluate your eating and lifestyle habits. When others are getting sick, I will get an email or two asking what can they do to rid it faster or prevent it from coming. So here are my tips on How Healthy Jasmine Fights Colds and Flus. Please don’t take this as medical advice, because it is not. What works for one person works differently for another. I’ll state why I use this and the benefits of using certain products. Feel free to give it a try because it won’t hurt. When I feel something coming on: I see my chiropractor. Yes, she is the first place I will go and take my kids when we are getting sick or when we are sick. A Chiropractor helps to align your spinal column so the nerves can be put back into place and can send appropriate messages to the body. If part of your spine is out of alignment, the nerves cannot transmit messages properly. The impulses will hit a bump in the road if you will. Each time you get adjusted it opens up the immunity if stagnant, but also gives a surge to the immune system which activates it to begin working efficiently. When the body is aligned, it functions better and this can boost your immunity. When I got bronchitis while I was pregnant with my son at 16 weeks, I saw her and she rid it naturally through adjustments, acupuncture, my own supplements and rest. In fact after my first visit, I was not coughing in the middle of the night. I avoided unnecessary antibiotic treatment and my OB/GYN was totally cool with it too. Don’t knock it until you try it. Many of times when I feel something coming on, I ramp up my probiotics (yes research shows probiotics cuts colds and flus), Vitamin D3 drops (check here to see how much your family needs), drink Kombucha and begin taking Raw Camu Camu Powder. Huh? Kombucha? And what is Raw Camu Camu Powder? Glad you asked. It is a low-growing shrub found throughout the river banks of the Amazon rainforests of Peru and Brazil so move over Acai Berry. It is known for its mega-dose of Vitamin C content. It has 30-60 times more Vitamin C than an orange! (1180% Vitamin C to be exact) It is also high in beta-carotene which is important for immune function and if too low can lead to more colds/flus, potassium which helps electrolyte balance and even has amino acids. I add it to my green smoothies or my Sunwarrior Raw Warrior Blend Protein Shakes. I would say 9 out of 10 times, this works for me. That’s it. I use to be a big fan of Emergen-C and while it is still ok, it is full of fructose and sugars that actually suppress the immunity even more, so why bother. For virtually the same price, Raw Camu Camu Powder is better and works better in your body. I’ll make my no noodle homemade chicken...

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My experience at the Autism One Culinary Day

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Body Ecology Diet, Family Health, Fermented Foods, Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Kombucha | 0 comments

I first have to thank Sueson Vess of Special Eats for inviting me to speak at the 2012 Autism One Conference on their culinary day. She is one of the most talented chefs I know. I have yet to meet a talented chef who can do what she does to help families feel normal so they can enjoy foods again. Humble, beautiful, kindred spirit she is, an ovarian cancer survivor and having Celiac disease, nothing stops her. I admire and respect her work. And while I did not talk about nutrition, I spoke how exercise can help aid in digestion, taking a look at the role of the psoas muscle. (yes, for those with digestive issues, there is more to healing that just nutrition, but I’ll discuss that in the near future). I was the one who also benefited from being a part of this amazing day! I must share my amazing experience on a different way of cooking to truly heal our digestive tracks (or at lease one major way). I have been eager to try doing this in my own kitchen, but was fearful because I thought it would take too long and was afraid of the taste. This day was made for me. Yes, even myself who has been more brave in trying things as I get older, bone broth, water keifer, fermented carrots just didn’t sound that great to me. But I know it is sooo good for us. So yes, I tried the bone broth, yum! I loved the fermented carrots and salsa (to the left), wow! And since we love kombucha, I have been really, really wanting to learn how to make this in my own home. This stuff is super expensive in the store, but if I can make it, I’ll save quite a bit of cash. The homemade ones I tried was very good! I actually sampled a ton of wonderful items, all the fresh foods I ate, I wasn’t even the bit hungry. That is what happens when you eat raw, fresh foods, it nourishes us! I learned that it takes six months for the digestive track to begin healing, I thought it was longer. I also learned how bone broths helps to heal the lining of the digestive track. As little as one cup per day for adults, half for kids can help the process of healing. You can use bone broths to make rice, quinoa, stews, soups, or just drink out of a cup, which many do from what I read on other blogs. It adds flavor to the quinoa and homemade soup when you are sick can help really lick that cold/flu. How hard is it? Well, buying free-range organic chickens, turkey or grass fed meats with bones, cutting it down using the bones, adding veggies like carrots, celery, onions, garlic, leaks, a strip of kombu a sea vegetable which is rich in iodine and glutamic acid, an amino acid that helps the small intestine. Sueson said she buys them from a farm in California since she too is also concerned about radiation from the earthquake that took place in Japan. But from doing a little research, it is the healthy replacement for MSG since MSG is derived from glutamic acid. You throw all this in a pot and let it cook all day, or through it in the crockpot over night. Remove the veggies, bones and discard. You can freeze to use for later, or store in the fridge to use all week. Yep, I am going there and doing this. Plus, it is cheaper to...

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