Minerals are a vital necessity for optimal health and disease prevention. Minerals help maintain an alkaline state where waste and elimination are concerned. Even more, over a dozen minerals make up our bones. Minerals are needed and utilized for very specific functions and uses within the body in proper ratio; therefore, minerals are best taken in via food intake. Consuming foods rich in minerals is the best way to safeguard against mineral deficiencies. One way to receive an adequate supply of calcium is to create a unique and simple "supplementary" powdered form from eggshells. Here's how:
Purchase high-quality, cage-free eggs (organic are best). As you use and consume your eggs, save the eggshells. Rinse the shells under water to remove any egg white residue and membrane. Place in a plastic baggie and store in the refrigerator. As you consume your eggs, continue to add to your eggshell storage in your frig.
When you have filled a quart sized baggie with eggshells, bring water to a b...
When discussing fitness, one of the most common questions I encounter is, "Should I weight train?" For most men, weight training is more often than not well accepted and engaged in with vigor and enthusiasm. With many women, there is often present an unrealistic fear of gaining "bulky muscle" or "looking like a man." There can be nothing farther from the truth. Women who engage in weight training discover they look and feel far more feminine. (Throw those horrifying images of female bodybuilders out of your head. Those women are drug abusers who are filling their bodies with male hormones.) Truth be told, a woman cannot look like a man, whether she wants to or not, via a natural and health-promoting weight training regimen. So, why should anyone consider engaging in a well-rounded weight training regimen? Consider the following:
1. Weight training and gaining beautiful muscle mass keeps fat away. How easy is that?! Muscle, all by itself, helps keep the body lean. Muscle must maintain it...
Not too long ago, I battled something many people face or have faced: depression and anxiety. During those many years, I experienced damage to my mind and body. While in many ways my depression drove me closer to my faith, it also challenged me well beyond my ability to cope, draining me of my strength and fortitude; in fact, so much so, that I began experiencing panic attacks. Because I was a mom to young children and "shut-in" my home, I did not have any external support. With the lack of medical insurance, I was left to deal with my health on my own. While in my darkest hours, I composed poetry that would later find its place in the healing of others. Here I share two of my published works. It is my prayer that perhaps someone will gain courage to press forward and to resolve to not give up.
This is by far my most favorite gluten-free bread recipe. I developed this one after attempting many coconut bread recipes which left me with dry, flat bread that crumbled when you cut it. This delicious bread is moist with a cake-like consistency. I wouldn't recommend this for sandwiches due to its delicacy, but it is heavenly spread with a nut or seed butter, organic butter, or a fruit spread.
¼ c. organic butter, melted
¼ c. coconut oil, melted
6 large eggs, cage-free, organic (room temperature)
1 tbsp. raw honey
2 tbsp pureed pumpkin, organic (canned or homemade)
¼ c. coconut milk (full fat or any unsweetened coconut milk)...
When I speak about living life abundantly, I am not referring to having an abundance of "stuff" as in wealth or the material sense of the word, nor do I mean food or luxury. Rather, to live abundantly is to live life in its fullness. Often to experience fullness, we must, on occasion, remove from the abundance in our lives. Why? Because removing the abundance makes room for a greater appreciation. It produces healing, purification, efficiency, an increased awareness, perhaps even an increase in sensitivity to the world and those around us. When we produce these qualities, we begin to live life more abundantly.
Fasting is one area where we can remove from the abundance of our everyday lives. Fasting has been practiced for millennia. Religious leaders and gurus from nearly every major religion and philosophy have encouraged fasting. This lack from the abundance of the everyday feasting, produces purification within the body, the mind, and the spiritual life. How? From a physical sense, th...
2 medium leeks, white parts only, rinsed and sliced thinly
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3 medium carrots, peeled
1 cup mushrooms (shiitake preferred), sliced
2 celery stalks with leaves, sliced
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2-3 bay leaves
Herbs: 1-2 springs of thyme or rosemary (optional)
3-4 L water
Optional Step: Heat coconut oil in a large stock pot, and sauté vegetables over medium high heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
Combine vegetables, apple cider vinegar, water, bay leaves, and herbs (if using) and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook stock, uncovered, over a low heat for 40-50 minutes.
After cooking time has elapsed, take stock pot off the heat and use a slotted spoon to remove solids. Pour stock through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth into a large glass bowl or container, discarding remaining solids. Portion stock into containers of 250 or 500ml volume and allow to cool completely before storing in the...
Hygienics is a specialized, scientifically supported field. Natural Hygiene, as it is also referred to, is the system which helps individuals to live in harmony with the physiological needs of the human body, thereby maximizing health. I, a Naturorthopathic doctor, am trained in all Hygienic research, its principles, and philosophies begun by the late Dr. Herbert Shelton as well as the Orthopathic principles of health originated by the late Dr. Isaac Jennings. Hygienics is non-medical, non-chemical, and considered complimentary to conventional medical practices and philosophies.
As a Naturorthopathic doctor, I utilize natural means to encourage cleansing, healing, and symptom amelioration. By supplying the body with the basic requirements of nature: natural unadulterated food, unpolluted air, pure water, exercise, rest, sleep, mental and emotional poise, wholesome environment, and productive activity, - health is assured, and the self-healing powers resident within...
Our approach is unique. Getting our clients the results they need and deserve is our specialty. While every client is unique having distinctive personalities, body types, and genetic potential, we work to ensure every client sees and experiences results. What's our secret? Our secret is how we establish and work with our clients to meet goals; or in other words, the process. Goal setting is essential to achieving results, seeing changes, and experiencing benefits. Anyone can set goals, and any natural health and fitness professional can help a client establish goals. Yet we have found that goal setting is also a science. We have based our goal setting on the ability we as humans have to create or develop a desired change (mental), put that change into action (mental and physical), and reach and experience the result (physical). But it doesn't end there! A goal needs to become the client allowing the client to continue forward in establishing and achieving additional goals. It is a rest...