If you are having some problems with your health such as muscle and joint pains, carpal tunne, tendonitis, bowel problems, hair loss, weight loss, you might want to have your thyroid checked. You may go to your doctor and ask for a thyroid panel. or you may take your temperature before you get out of bed in the morning. Take it for 7 days. The ideal temperature should be close to 97.6.
You will hear a lot about the problems with cruciferous vegetables. The major problem comes from consuming these foods raw. That is why Dr. Bittiker does not advocate eating large amounts of these foods in a juice shake.
He also recommends that one stay away from soy. Soy foods contain isoflavones thay produce effects similar to the hormone estrogen.
If you do have a thyroid problem then you want to get checked for gluten-intolerance. A blood test is not the most accurate way to check for this. By the time the antibodies show up in the blood stream, the disease is well advanced. You may want to do a stool analysis or have your dna checked with a cheek swab.
Remember, you must go 100% off gluten for at least 6 months to be sure to clean out the effects of the gliadin.
I urge you to listen to the pod cast of today's show. After you listen, I urge you to do more research on the wheat issue.
If you really want to take charge of your health, you will want to do the Paleo diet. You may google the Paleo diet to find all the research that is available now on how benefical this diet is. Dr. Cordain from the University of Colorado heads the major research on this diet, but I don't find his recipes appealing.
Refer back to some of my previous blogs for some delicious Paleo recipes.
Welcome back. I hope this year is one of your healthiest yet. Today on the show we talked about boosting the immune system. While Dr. B touched on the vitamins you may take (if you missed the show, go to www.whnz.com and listen to the pod cast of the show Natural Health and You.
I'm going to share some crock pot recipes that use some of the best foods for your body. You may fill your crock pot the night before and just put it in the holder and set it on low. The best use of the crock pot is the pot 3/4 filled. Also, remove the food from the crock after you are finished eating. The crock would retain too much heat and not allow the food to cool properly.
Beef and Cabbage Soup
1 16 oz pkg coleslaw mix (or chop a small cabbage)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 can ( 15 oz) cut green beans
1 can (15 oz) corn
2 cans (15 oz) Ota;oam stewed tomatoes
2 cans (14 oz) beef broth
Brown the ground beef and onion, adding the garlic towards the end of cooking. Drain and place in the crock pot. Add the undrained vegetables and the broth. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
Manhatten Clam Chowder
1 each red and green peppers, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
2 potatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14 oz) cans stewed tomatoes, break up the tomatoes with kitchen shears in the can
2 cans (6 oz) minced clams, draining the liquid into a 2 cup measurer, reserve clams in the refrigerator
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp hot sauce
Add water to the clam liquid to make 2 cups.
Spray a slow cooker. Add bacon, vegetables, water mixture, and thyme. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours. Stir in clams and hot sauce. Cover and cook an additional 1 hour.
Hello and welcome back. I hope this new year will bring you much good health and luck. Today on the show we talked about inflamation. Scientists now think that inflammation may be the critical underlying cause of heart disease. There are several causes of inflammation, and one of the easiest to control is your diet.
Americans eat too many omega-6 fatty acids. The recommended ratio is 2 to 1. That means that instead of eating processed foods you should eat as close to natural as you can.
Make your own breakfast sandwiches and place them in the freezer. Either thaw them out overnight and heat in an oven or toaster, or just grab one and nuke it.
Go back to basics and make your own bread. If you can't, come up to the bakery because I don't use artificial ingredients or preservatives.
If you really want to have some fun, make your own English muffins or bagels. Make up a batch, make the sandwiches, and then freeze. Or just freeze them as soon as they're cooled. In the bakery we slice them and then double wrap and freeze.
Don't forget about smoothies. Check out my recipe for my smoothie at www.naturalhealthandyou.com Check under the catalog heading.
Don't be afraid to eat eggs. They are one of the best foods for the brain. They contain 6 grams of protein and 9 essential amino acids. Who could ask for anything more?
Personally, if I'm going to enjoy just a plain egg sandwich, I like to use butter to cook it in.
Lunch will be so simple for you if you make the salads in a jar. See some of my previous postings for those recipes.
I'm not sure I shared this hint, but if you are making an oil based dressing, whirl it in the blender before adding it to your jar.
Left overs from dinner make a great lunch. Quiches are a nice touch too. If you don't like pie crusts (count me in that group) just bake your quiche without. Make 2 or 3 quiches at one time and the cut into a proper serving size, double wrap, and freeze. Allow to thaw and heat in a 350 degree oven for about 20 or so minutes.
Quiches are a great way tu use leftover meats and vegetables. Just make sure your vegetables are well drained. Mix and match some cheeses and there you are. Lunch is served.
Dinner is really easy if you make good use of your crockpot. Fill the pot the night before and just put it in the unit and turn it on low in the morning. Or, have all your ingredients prepped and bagged, and just add to the crock pot in the morning.
Green tea antioxidant flavonoids have been shown to be inflammation suppressors. Wild Alaskan salmon have high omega-3 levels. Blueberries, strawberries, cranberries and raspberries are an excellent source of antioxidants.
Just trying some of these tips will make your life so much easier and will reduce the inflamation factor greatly.