Saturday, January 20, 2018

WalkIn Salad Dressing - strengthen the gut!

My friend Mari and I were having food conversations about not only eating but cooking!

You see, we both have histories of not even touching the kitchen, and eating out. No cooking, no stirring, no simmering. Nothing but other people's food. And now in our 40s we are sharing recipes to cook! It's amazing what health issues can do. Who are we? We've joked that we may be walk-ins from another planet, to teach us the ways of cooking!

Maybe it's not a joke...

Here's my friend's very tropical feeling salad dressing. This is amazing for the solar plexus, with lots of citrus and coconut! And goodness knows we need that stomach strengthening!

Mari's Salad Dressing (Serves 7 salads)

- 1/2 glass orange juice
- 5 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1/2 lime juice - about a tablespoon
- 5 tablespoons coconut milk
- about 1 teaspoon apple cider viengar
- fresh herb - either coriander or parsley
- fresh grated ginger - about a teaspoon or two
- salt & pepper
- some lime zest
SOOO GOOD!

Mari's salad dressing on Instagram!

Friday, January 19, 2018

7 Steps to Fix Your Gut

I have issues with my gut, and so I've been looking for all different, natural ways to strengthen my stomach lining.

So far I've found this to be really good advice from GAIAM:

SEVEN STEPS TO OPTIMAL DIGESTIVE HEALTH

  1. Eat whole, unprocessed foods. Make sure to include plenty of fiber from foods like vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
  2. Eliminate food allergies. If you think you have food sensitivities, try an elimination diet. Cut out gluten, dairy, yeast, corn, soy, and eggs for a week or two and see how your gut feels and what happens to your other symptoms.
  3. Treat any infections or overgrowth of bugs. Parasites, small bowel bacteria, and yeasts can all inhibit proper gut function. You must treat these infections if you want to heal.
  4. Replenish your digestive enzymes. When you don’t have enough digestive enzymes in your gut, you can’t properly convert the foods you eat into the raw materials necessary to run your body and brain. Take broad-spectrum digestive enzymes with your food to solve the problem.
  5. Rebuild your rain forest of friendly bacteria. Take probiotic supplements. They will help you rebuild the healthy bacteria so essential to good gut health.
  6. Get good fat. Take extra omega-3 supplements, which help cool inflammation in the gut.
  7. Heal your gut lining. Use gut-healing nutrients such as glutamine and zinc to repair the lining in your gut so it can resume its normal function.

Here's the full article:

https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/how-to-fix-your-gut-7-steps-to-intestinal-health

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tangy beet and chicken salad helps me with anemia.

I'm prone to anemia and hormonal imbalances. But especially anemia.

While it's nice to go out and have a steak, it's also nice to have a vegetable pitch in. And beets do the trick! Beets are known to help with anemia and also help with female hormonal issues. They are pretty sweet, so anyone prone to diabetes or sugar issues should beets sparingly. Once used properly, beets pack a health punch!


Tangy beet and chicken salad:

  • Marinate cutlets in olive oil, lemon, salt, paprika, black pepper, fresh parsley, and a teaspoon apple cider vinegar.
  • Bake cutlets at 350 degrees until tender. Leave to cool.
  • You can peel and boil about three beets or get canned beets. Either way, chop the beets into large slivers.
  • Mince the chicken, and mix the beets and chicken together.
  • Add lemongrass salad dressing or cut and dice half an orange and throw it in there. Add desired greens - I like chopped spinach and more parsley.
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