Minerals are essential for all of our bodily functions. They are needed for bone and teeth health for our blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for all our metabolic processes. They are foundational to everything we are as physical beings. All minerals are generally in a state of depletion in modern western people because our soils suck and our food supply is so compromised in a multitude of ways. Before withdrawing from psych meds it's important to have some foundational well-being if at all possible so that one might mitigate severe withdrawal issues.
The politics of food, nutrition, vegan, paleo, etc. etc.
I mindfully use diet and food and herbs to heal my body/mind/spirit. Natural healing depends on it, but the information out there is sometimes very difficult to navigate. … [click on title to read and view more]
Multi-colored beets with cilantro and hemp seed pesto #foodie friday
Fresh cut beets look like candy! Roast them with garlic and onion too. Topped with cilantro and hemp seed pesto. … [click on title to read and view more]
Becoming the empowered, proactive patient, medicine for the future: Free online summits
There are good doctors out there that understand what has happened in the medical system. This is an opportunity for both lay people and professionals to learn from some of the most cutting edge medical practitioners who understand that we are holistic beings and that medicine as it's widely practiced is very harmful. This is the future of a medicine that can truly heal rather than harm. … [click on title to read more]
Beyond medication: Mental Health, Holistic Healing and Nutrition (webinar)
Kelly Brogan MD, a Mad in America blogger, is offering a webinar at Green Med Info that promises to be a wonderful and pragmatic introduction to many of the ideas I present on this blog by a psychiatrist who gets it. Nutritional approaches to healing body/mind/spirit is one very important aspect of total well-being. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Losing 85 lbs, buying new clothes…
A little update on the body front. Sometimes I do have fun and quite enjoy the positive changes that have come into my life. It's good to share the silly stuff too. […]
Homemade raw and sprouted granola (featuring sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat) #foodie friday
I've been sprouting beans and seeds quite a lot lately. It's a wonderful way to get extra nutrition from the same foods. I also recently added buckwheat back into my diet. Buckwheat is a seed. It is not wheat, nor is it related to wheat. It has no gluten. Once the buckwheat is sprouted you can dehydrate it on a low heat setting. (115 is good) It remains raw but it's crunchy like granola. Given I don't eat grains, I've been really enjoying this! … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Green juicing… (#foodie friday)
Ingredients: Dandelion greens, parsley, celery, turmeric, apple, beet, cucumber I actually only used about 1/3 of the beet, 1/3 of the turmeric root, and half of the apple. I added 1/2 a tablespoon of hemp oil to the juice. Many veggie vitamins are fat soluble and like to be accompanied with some fat when ingested for more complete absorption. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Are you addicted to sugar/carbs? other foods? (#foodie friday)
I can tell you that food addictions can be overcome...it's taken many years of paying attention to what I eat and learning what my body needs but I no longer crave foods, nor do I ever overeat...meaning I have no DESIRE to overeat...it's pretty phenomenally wonderful. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Kale and the immune system ( #foodie Friday)
We grow it in our garden but also buy it all year long when our garden isn't producing...I've been eating it for many years...had no idea it was such a rarity on the menu of most people. It's good raw and cooked and I think variety is always a good thing. Raw foods have enzymes that cooked food does not. But cooking sometimes increases other nutrients. Mix it up! … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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