Smoothies are a great way to take nutritious food on the go with you or to round out a busy day with food that gives you quick energy.
Here is one of my new favorites. The flavors go great together while the chia seeds add whole food protein and the maca powder acts like a pick-me up without any caffeine. Fills me up and keeps me going.
Print Energy Boosting Smoothie
1/4 cup Coconut Milk 3/4 cup Water 1 Orange 1 large Beet 1 inch Ginger 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds 1 teaspoon Maca Powder
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My interest in autoimmune disorders started years ago when I was watching a talk show with guest Annette Funicello. At the time she had been dealing with the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for over 10 years. She was desperate for a solution to end her struggle. At the end of the interview she was off to sky-dive because she had heard it could help to cure MS.
I remember thinking it was an odd treatment and not understanding how it could cure this terrible disease. Since then, in my journey to learn about alternative healing modalities, I often looked for causes and solutions for autoimmune disorders that had begun to affect people I know and love.
Autoimmune disorders are becoming more prevalent in our culture with each year. They are debilitating, affect everyone and the medical system has no cure. Not only don’t they have a cure but they are
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Quinoa-Kale Salad is one of my favorite foods to keep on hand. It makes any greens that are seasonally available taste great. A filling snack with complete protein to sustain you for hours. Quinoa-Kale Salad can be served warm or cold and tastes even better the next day.
Print Quinoa-Kale Salad
2 cups Water 1 cup Quinoa*, rinsed 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 medium Onion, chopped 1 cloves Garlic, minced 2 bunches Dark Green Leafy Vegetables**, chopped 1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup Lemon Juice 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Dill, dried or 1 tablespoon fresh
Combine water and quinoa and bring to a boil. Cook for 15–20 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed. In a large sauté pan heat olive oil and sauté onion and minced garlic cloves until translucent. Add chopped dark green leafy vegetable and cook until wilted. Combine the cooked quinoa, greens, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and dill until thoroughly incorporated.
Serve warm or cold. Makes great leftovers.
*Quinoa is a super grain that can be found in any natural food store. It adds a nice nutty flavor to meals where you would normally serve rice. Quinoa is a complete protein and a great source of several B vitamins, making it a substitute for people wanting to reduce carbohydrates in their diet. When preparing quinoa be sure to rinse the quinoa with water and a fine mesh colander until the water runs clear. This removes a bitter dust that clings to the quinoa.
**Dark Green Leafy Vegetables — Kale, Collards, Escarole, Swiss Chard, Spinach or anything you have on hand.
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Intestinal health in autoimmune disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia go hand in hand. Often before diagnosis of the autoimmune disease, digestive issues begin to crop up and cause havoc. One of the most powerful tools we have for healing and strengthening the functions of the intestines are fermented foods.
Benefits of Fermented Foods Promote growth of health bacteria in the intestines. Aids and improves digestion and elimination. Enhances absorption and assimilation of nutrients. The active cultures have stimulating effects on cellular immunity. Boasts anti-cancer and antibiotic properties. Regulates communication between the immune system, nervous system and brain. Help control inflammation throughout the body. Increase antibodies. Detoxify heavy metals from the body. Synthesize vitamin K and important B vitamins. Improves mood and alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety. Digestion
The most popular understanding of the role of fermented foods is the benefit to proper digestion and elimination. Probiotics in fermented foods
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A strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape… but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything… but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.
A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her… but a woman of strength fives the best of her to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… but a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face… but a woman of strength wears her grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey… but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
~ Author Unknown
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In Eden Energy Medicine, we look closely at the elements and how they affect our energy. Water is the element of Winter and governs meridian energy of the Bladder and the Kidney.
Winter is a time of introspection, contemplation and planning. It is the season when we consider who we want to be in the coming year. Have you ever been set against making any New Year’s resolution, only to find yourself suddenly wanting to make a change as the holiday arrives? This is the intrinsic power of water. It calls us to observe our situation and find a way to get into the flow of who we are. We suddenly want to let go of things that no longer serve us. It is the time of beginnings.
The Flow of Water
When our water element is strong we feel connected and clear on who we are and what we need.
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We often think of Spring as being the beginning of new things. In truth, growth and new changes begin during the cold hibernation of Winter. As we huddle close to home, endeavoring to keep warm, our energy is pulled inward and focused on what makes us feel good. Winter is the time of preparation, contemplation and planning.
With that in mind, I have chosen to start anew this year and focus my work on energy. If you have been a long-time subscriber you will begin to see some new content, energy and focus going into 2014.
My studies of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine are coming to the end of the first year. I am so excited to be incorporating this valuable work into my practice. All pain, fatigue, illness, disease, or chronic and acute issues with the body begin as imbalances in the energy field. When we bring those energies
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The American Osteopathic Association has a new video series designed to help relieve chronic pain while working in an office.
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