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sea vegetable main dishes
for a detox diet
Modern science is validating many of the traditional benefits of sea
plants, especially in relation to their algin content. In fact, the alginic acids
in sea vegetables perform a dual miracle. First, algin absorbs toxins from
the digestive tract in much the same way that a water softener removes the
hardness from tap water. It binds with the ions of toxic heavy metals which
are then converted to harmless salts. The salts are insoluble in the intestine
and are excreted, so less toxins enter the circulatory system. Second, algin
also chelates radioactive matter present in the human body and binds it
for elimination via the large intestine. Algin compounds are also thought
to be responsible for much of the success of seaweeds in the treatment of
obesity, asthma, atherosclerosis and blood purifying.
Still, even though scientists know that algin compounds in seaweeds
directly counteract carcinogens, most researchers believe that sea plants
primarily boost the body’s immune system, allowing it to combat the
carcinogens itself.
Sun-dried, packaged sea vegetables retain almost all of their health
advantages. The recipes here can be used over a lifetime as part of your
immune-boosting detox maintenance plan.
I can’t think of a seaweed I don’t like… so I’ve offered a sampling to give
you an idea of their great variety and taste. They’re good in soups, with
cooked vegetables, over hot rice, even in sandwiches.
nori
The popularity of sushi has introduced many Americans to the sweetness
of nori. But this delicate sea vegetable with its distinctive nutty taste is far
more versatile. Nori (and its American cousin, laver) is the highest in Bcomplex
vitamins, as well as vitamin C and E.
Nori, and its American counterpart laver, is easy to roast. Spread the
dried plant on a baking sheet, sprinkle with teriyaki sauce and bake at 300°
for 5 to 8 minutes until crisp but not burned.
sushi main dish salad
California maki in a bowl—with the same great taste of sushi rolls.
Makes: 4 salads
In a dry saucepan, toast:
1 cup brown rice (or a wild and brown rice mix)
Add in:
2 cups water or light miso broth
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 30 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, toss:
1 avocado, chopped 3 scallions, minced
1 cup crab pieces 2 tbsp. brown rice vinegar
a pinch wasabi powder
Blend with the cooked rice. Crumble a toasted nori sheet over the top.
Optional: serve with a dab of the following Hot Mustard Dressing
hot mustard dressing
In a small bowl, mix:
4 tsp. Chinese hot mustard 1 tbsp. tamari
pinch wasabi powder 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
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Bodywork techniques
Pick bodywork and relaxation techniques to accelerate and round out
your cleanse.
Enema: Take an enema at the beginning of the cleanse to release toxins in
the colon and remove undo stress on the gallbladder through backup
of colonic toxins. (Enema instructions page 151).
Apply castor oil packs to the abdomen daily throughout the cleanse for
1 to 2 hours at a time.
Take a gallstone essential oil bath: Add a total of 10 drops of essential
oils to your bath. Stir the water briskly to disperse evenly. Use a
combination of two or three of the following essential oils: bergamot,
lemon, eucalyptus, chamomile, camphor, geranium, hyssop, lavender,
or rosemary. Or, put a total of 15 drops of these above essential oils in
1 oz. of jojoba oil and rub on gallbladder area.
Flower Essence Remedies: Bach Flower Rescue Remedy or Deva Flowers
Crab Apple.
For your continuing diet
The key to both prevention and control of gallstones is diet improvement.
Increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake for more food fiber. Vegetable
proteins from foods like soy, oat bran and sea vegetables help prevent
gallstone formation. Reduce your intake of animal protein, especially dairy
products (casein in dairy products increases formation of gallstones). Avoid
fried foods and sugary foods altogether if you are at risk for gallstones
detox diet for GERD
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) is due to leaking of stomach
acid back into the esophagus and acid coming up into the throat. GERD also
occurs in severe cases of osteoporosis, when the rib cage and upper body
collapse to the point where normal food transit is impeded. (My mother
suffered from this; it was extremely painful.) People who suffer from acid
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Acne
Pimples And Blemishes
Teenage acne has been “a sore point” since at least Greek
and Roman times. Four out of five teenagers develop it as
hormones rage and try to adjust to new roles. But today’s
adults see another bump raise its head! Adult acne is
prevalent, and rising, a clear sign of today’s chronic stress,
continuing body imbalance and poor diets. Adult acne now
affect 54% of women and 40% of men over age 25. It affects
80% of all adults at some point
Do You Have Acne?
Not all pimples are acne. Acne blemishes are not only
inflamed but infected and often occur on the face, chest and
back, too, with rough textured, flaking, red skin patches.
Some experts think acne is in fact a type of eczema-like
dermatitis. Cystic Acne (fluid-filled cysts) are the ones that
cause itching and scarring.
Whiteheads (Comedones)
Plugs of oil and dead skin cells under the surface of the
skin that block oil from flowing to the skin surface. They
may turn into blackheads (open comedones) when they
reach the skin surface, or spread under the skin, rupture
and irritate (the more you touch them or try to pop them
out, the deeper they seem to go and the more they inflame).
Mega-doses of vitamins may aggravate acne because too
much iodine and vitamin E can stimulate sebaceous glands
to produce too much oil. Adult acne along the jawline
along with irregular periods and excessive hair on face and
abdomen, can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome (a
serious health problem).
What Causes Acne?
For teenagers: gland imbalance (especially pituitary), and
hormone imbalance (especially male testosterone activity).
For adult acne: studies say stress is a big cause for men; for
women, it’s hormone imbalances around menstrual periods,
some oral contraceptives, polycystic ovarian syndrome
(PCOS), and pregnancy. Both teenage and adult acne are
aggravated by fatty foods, lack of green veggies and essential
fatty acid deficiency. Poor liver function, constipation, and
drug abuse are related to acne development.
Media reports tell us that acne is not triggered by food
choices (in fact over 80% of susceptibility to acne stems
from genetics), but new studies show our Western diet
of sugary, over processed foods is at least partly to blame.
Too much sugar raises insulin and IGF-1 (Insulin Growth
Factor) levels, triggering production of excess testosterone
and sebum that clog pores and cause breakouts. Sugarsaturated
skin is susceptible to acne, because a rise in blood
sugar is multiplied by 5 by the time it gets to the skin.
Research shows that a low glycemic diet reduces pimple
breakouts. Testing on teenage girls showed increased acne
breakouts with low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, and
high intake of chocolate and chips. Tetracycline and other
antibiotics prescribed for acne often don’t help much, and
can lead to antibiotic-resistance if used long term. Accutane,
a prescription drug for severe acne, is linked to birth defects,
bone loss, depression, even higher suicide risk. Amazingly,
an American study is taking acne products back to Nature.
Tests in 2010 find that creams with lauric acid, derived from
either coconut oil or breast milk, can effectively treat acne.
Another product, Frutels, all-natural, sugar-free, vitaminladen
dark chocolate does appear to help smooth stress and
diet-related acne roughness.
Natural healing methods rely on removing causes of acne
breakouts like high sugar diet problems, too much stress,
chronic inflammation, and hormone imbalances. Blood
cleansing herbs are a traditional herbalist’s tool to help
acne heal from the inside out. Herbalists incorporate
blood cleansing herbs that also target acne inflammation
to minimizes acne severity and prevent breakouts. Crystal
Star Beautiful Skin caps, tea and gel (soak in cotton balls
and apply, often works overnight for breakouts) are premier
anti-inflammatory compounds, especially formulated for
good results for acne sufferers. Follow the initial acne diet,
(see next page), then adopt a low glycemic diet like the one
on pg. 470 to help regulate your body’s sugar use for long
term acne relief.
What About Acne Rosacea?
Rosacea is the hyperactive, inflammatory response of
skin capillaries to stress, heat, foods and some cosmetic
chemicals like salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids. Its
hallmarks are red, acne-like bumps, white heads, broken
capillaries and redness over the facial T-zone. People of
Celtic descent and menopausal women are most affected.
The medical approach to rosacea is antibiotic treatment
along with metronidzole (Metrogel), an antiparasitic agent.
Both treatments seem to provide only temporary results
and can actually worsen rosacea over the long term.
Avoid Rosacea Triggers
For menopausal women, relieve triggering hot flashes
with herbs like Crystal Star Est-Aid or Pure Essence
Labs Transitions. Limit: spicy foods, hot drinks, vinegar,
meat marinades, alcohol, tomatoes, red peppers, caffeine,
chocolate and excess salt. Include Betaine HCl 600mg with
extra pancreatin 1400mg. Avoid: prolonged sun or heat
exposure (heater or dry sauna), or intense exercise (during
flare-ups). Soothe your skin: Crystal Star Red Skin Relief,
Dr. Diamond Herpanacine caps (all show excellent results).
Crystal Star Anti-Bio caps work (highly recommended,
start with 6 daily) if there is accompanying H. pylori
infection (many rosacea sufferers). Use either formula with
Evening Primrose Oil 4-6 daily for best results.
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S E C T I O N S I X
When it comes to your health,
one size does not fit all: your
age, your circumstances
in life, your general health profile… these are all
incredibly important factors in determining the
proper approach to better health—and better life in
general. Even so, some people in special circumstances
need to be even more aware of the unique challenges
and opportunities that their situation provides.
For example, you would hardly use the exact same
techniques with a young child as you would with a
person in their golden years—it just wouldn’t work.
For that reason, we’ve written this section in order
to discuss the needs of some people with truly special
health needs.
Fertility Solutions
& Optimal Pregnancy
Choices
Pre-Conception Planning
In America today, 20% of married couples of childbearing
age have trouble conceiving and completing
a successful pregnancy. The latest statistics show that
almost one in five U.S. couples is “infertile,” meaning
that they have tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant
for at least one year. The U.S. fertility industry grosses
$4 billion a year! Sadly, current fertility treatments
have serious drawbacks.
Here is a short overview of some of the medical
fertility treatments in use today and what you can
expect from them:
• In vitro fertilization, introduced in 1978, is the
most common infertility treatment today. Its
success rates continue to improve. In the US today,
there are an estimated 400,000 frozen embryos. In
IVF, the egg and sperm are introduced for possible
fertilization in a lab. Eggs that are successfully
fertilized are transferred into a woman’s uterus,
with a 10-40% chance of progressing into a normal
pregnancy. Fertility drugs are used with IVF to
stimulate the ovaries to produce several eggs
for fertilization. There are precautions with IVF
treatments. A study in the journal Lancet shows
women treated with fertility drugs have twice
the risk of developing breast cancer - and over 5
times the risk for uterine cancer as other women.
Another study shows women who have never been
pregnant increase their risk for ovarian cancer 27
times when they use fertility drugs. Women report
drug side effects like mood swings and chronic
bloating. IVF treatments can also cause multiple
pregnancies with possible complications.
• Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), combines
eggs from a woman’s ovaries with a man’s sperm
in a flexible tube that is then injected into the
fallopian tubes, allowing fertilization to take place
more naturally in the woman’s body. However,
this type of fertility treatment requires a woman
to undergo two separate procedures, putting her
body under more stress, and, like IVF, GIFT can
result in multiple pregnancies.
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• Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), combines
the principles of IVF and GIFT. Eggs and sperm
are mixed outside of the body. The fertilized eggs
are then returned to the fallopian tubes, where they
travel to the uterus.
• Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI),
introduced in 1993 to help improve fertility for
subfertile men, ICSI used in conjunction with
IVF, and involves the injection of a single sperm
directly into an egg for placement into the fallopian
tubes or uterus. Some research shows ICSI may
cause abnormalities in embryos or even slow
development in children.
What Causes Infertility?
A common denominator for infertility for both
sexes is excessive free radical activity in the body
from chemical exposure, hormone disruption, and
poor nutrition. Infertility problems are about equally
divided between men (about 35–40%) and women
(over 35–40%). In about 25% of cases, both the man
and woman have fertility problems.
Today twenty million U.S. men are characterized
as semen infertile. Millions more are described as
semen sub-fertile. Poor sperm motility (rather than
low sperm count) affects 10% of infertile men. For
men, conception is affected by a zinc deficiency, a
fast food diet, long term exposure to solvents like
paint or printing presses, chronic infections and too
much alcohol.
For women, conception inhibitors are great
emotional stress, being seriously underweight, and
severe anemia. Hormone imbalance problems like
endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and
fibroids routinely lead to infertility in women. Nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like
ibuprofen, and milk consumption (rBGH milk shows
clear signs of hormone disruption) are also been
linked to women’s infertility.
Note: If you’re worried by the studies linking herbs
like St. John’s wort, ginkgo biloba and echinacea to
infertility, know that the herbs were only tested in
a test tube on hamster eggs. It is highly improbable
that the same herbs used in a living animal or human
would have the same effect. Herbs, as gentle healing
foods, are processed by our enzymatic systems just
as foods are… neutralizing, in the majority of cases,
potential for toxicity.
Diet Is A Key To Successful
Conception… For Both Partners
I’ve seen over and over again that a good diet and
lifestyle is critical for at least six months before trying
to conceive for both partners. Nature tries in every way
possible to insure the survival of a new life…but the
poor nutrition and high stress of today’s culture seems
to be at the base of most fertility problems.
—A “virility nutrition” program for men includes
a short cleansing diet (See my 24 Hour Cleanse
on pg. 186 of this book). Then, focus on zinc-rich
foods like pumpkin seeds, shellfish and seafood,
protein rich foods, plenty of whole grains, with
minimal sweets and dairy foods. Organic foods
are important. A study in Lancet shows men who
eat organic foods produce 43% more sperm than
those who don’t! Healthy fats form a critical part
of sperm cell membranes. Eating more foods
rich in essential fatty acids like fish, flax seed,
and borage seed can improve sperm quality
and function. Unless you’re very overweight, a
weight loss diet may not be a good idea during
preconception. Severe food limitation has a direct
impact on the testicles. A study by Massachusetts
General Hospital shows that a man’s testosterone
levels fall by one-third after fasting for just one
week. A man’s fertility rise may take place in as
little as 2 months after his diet improves. Do not
smoke; avoid secondary smoke; avoid smog and
pollutants.
—A “fertility nutrition” program for a woman
emphasizes plenty of salads and greens, very low
sugars, and a smaller volume of whole grains
and nuts. Her diet should be low in saturated
fats and trans fats, moderate in Omega 6’s from
vegetable oils, but rich in essential fatty acids from
seaweeds and Omega-3 oils. We recommend fish
and seafoods during pre-conception and after
conception, rather than meat, (unless organic,
because much of America’s meat and poultry
is antibiotic or hormone laced). A British study
reveals women who eat more Omega 3 fatty acid
rich fish during their last trimester give birth to
bigger babies, who are less prone to problems like
high blood pressure later in life. New research
shows Omega 3 fatty acid supplements may help
prevent preeclampsia, postpartum depression,
and a score of other problems like osteoporosis
and breast cancer. Health from the Sun and
Barleans Organic Oils are high quality Omega
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3 fatty acid supplements that we’ve used with
good results. Severely underweight women may
risk premature births or low birth weight babies.
Both men and women should limit saturated fat
intake to about 10% of the diet. Especially reduce
sugary foods (artificial sweeteners like aspartame are
particularly hazardous for your unborn child) and
meats that are regularly laced with nitrates and-or
hormones, like red meats, and smoked, cured and
processed meats. For complete, step-by-step fertility
enhancing diets for both men and for women, consult
my book, Do You Want To Have A Baby? Natural
Fertility Solutions & Pregnancy Care, co-authored
with Sarah Abernathy.
Lifestyle Habits Are
Important When You’re Trying
To Conceive
Avoid or reduce consumption of tobacco, caffeine,
and alcohol. (Moderate wine is ok until conception.)
Get morning sunshine every day possible with
some deep breathing exercises, and take a daily walk
(together if possible). Take alternating hot and cold
showers, or apply alternating hot and cold compresses
to the abdomen or scrotum to boost circulation to
reproductive areas. Acupuncture and deep tissue
massage therapy sessions are very successful in
overcoming fertility problems for both women and
men.
Herbs are a good choice for conception because
they address a multitude of infertility causes:
hormone imbalance, body toxicity, stress, female
obstructions and scarring. Crystal Star Conceptions
Tea is a broad spectrum formula that helps maximize
conception potential without the side effects or risk of
fertility drugs. (See stress, ovarian cysts, fibroids and
endometriosis pages in this book for information on
how to overcome these problems.)
Vitamins, minerals and herbs can help, too. There
is a link between infertility and low vitamin C in
both sexes. Today’s new ovulation tests can help you
determine your most fertile periods, too, so you’ll have
a better chance of becoming pregnant. Saliva and urine
fertility tests are both widely available today.
When Is It Time To Consider
An Infertility Workup?
While many formerly “infertile” couples have been
able to conceive after following natural therapies,
if you’ve been trying for over a year, an infertility
workup can help you target the problem and address
it better. A workup normally includes a complete
physical, sexual history, the man’s semen analysis,
the woman’s blood hormone evaluation, and a test
showing compatibility of the man’s sperm and the
woman’s vaginal secretions.
Note: Overusing NSAIDs (Non-steroidal antiinflammatory
drugs) like ibuprofen can induce
“luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome,” a syndrome
in which eggs are never released for conception.
Some “infertile” women have been able to complete
successful pregnancies after stopping NSAID use!
Fertility research and treatment has grown
leaps and bounds over the last thirty years. Today’s
treatments offer hope for couples who thought
they would never be able to conceive. New fertility
technologies have clearly opened new doors to couples
who want options for later life pregnancies. Still,
treatments are prohibitively expensive for most of
us, and are only beginning to be eligible for insurance
coverage. Be well-informed and use care. As with all
drugs and medical procedures, fertility treatments can
cause side effects and body trauma.
Optimal Eating for Two
During Pregnancy
A woman’s body changes dramatically during
pregnancy and childbearing. Blood volume alone is
increased by 25%! Clearly, her normal daily needs
will change, too. Her body takes care of some of these
requirements through cravings. During this one time
of life, a pregnant woman’s body is so sensitive to its
needs, that the cravings she gets are usually good for
her health. Every single thing the mother does or takes
in affects her child. Good nutrition for a child begins
before birth, actually even before conception. New
research shows that when a child reaches adulthood,
his or her risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
can be traced, not only to genetic factors, but also
to poor eating habits of the parents. The nutritious
diet suggestions in this section help build a healthy
baby, minimize the mother’s discomfort, lessen birth
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complications and reduce excess fatty weight gain that
can’t be lost after birth.
A good diet minimizes a woman’s pregnancy risks
like toxemia and high blood pressure, it also reduces
discomforts like constipation, hemorrhoids and
varicose veins, gas and heartburn, morning sickness,
anemia, even hormone adjustment. After pregnancy,
a good diet is important for sufficient breast milk,
reducing post-partum swelling, and healing stretched
tissue.
Promise yourself and your baby that during the
months of pregnancy and nursing, your diet and
lifestyle will be as healthy as you can make it. A largely
vegetarian diet of whole foods along with seafood and
organic poultry provide a nutritional powerhouse.
Base your pregnancy diet on whole grains, leafy greens
and fresh fish. Avoid shark, mackerel, tilefish and
swordfish, suspect for high mercury levels dangerous
to a developing fetus; (eat canned fish in moderation).
Turkey, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables,
nutritional yeast (food-source B-vitamins), bananas
and citrus fruits assure good nutrition for the baby.
Note: Avoid large amounts of soy, especially in
the 1st trimester. High soy consumption is linked to
penis abnormalities.
Diet Keys
Eat small frequent meals instead of large meals.
1. Protein is important. Experts recommend 60 to 80
grams of protein daily during pregnancy, with a 10
gram increase each trimester. Focus on vegetable
protein—whole grains, beans, peas, lentils, seeds,
sprouts, with fish, seafood or hormone-free turkey
3 times a week. Take a high quality protein drink
3 times a week for optimal growth and energy.
It’s the quality, not the quantity of protein that
prevents and cures toxemia.
Try this proven protein drink: Mix ½ cup vanilla
rice milk, ½ cup yogurt, ½ cup orange juice,
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast, 2 tbsp. toasted wheat
germ, 2 tsp. molasses, 1 tsp. vanilla, one pinch
cinnamon. Two tbsp. high quality peanut butter
from the health food store also work just fine.
Note: Research shows that vegetarian women have
healthy pregnancies and healthy, normal sized
babies. In fact, vegetarian moms actually tend to
absorb nutrients more efficiently than women
who eat meat.
2. Have a fresh fruit or green salad every day.
Eat plenty of fiber foods, like apples, pears and
prunes for regularity. Have whole grain cereals
and vegetables like broccoli and brown rice for
strength.
3. Drink plenty of healthy fluids. Pure water,
mineral water, and juices throughout the day
keep your system free and flowing. Carrot juice
at least twice a week is ideal. Include pineapple
and apple juice. Good hydration improves daily
energy, helps prevent miscarriage, early labor,
hemorrhoids, excess bleeding and dry skin.
4. Eat folate rich foods: like fresh spinach, other
leafy greens, seaweeds, and asparagus for cell
growth.
5. Boost your essential fatty acids (EFAs): from fish,
spinach and arugula, flax seed, and especially from
seaweeds (2 tbsp. per day of chopped dry seaweeds
do the trick) for your baby’s healthy brain and
skin. Have about 12-oz of fish per week for extra
Omega 3’s for baby’s brain development. Some
research says this may raise development by three
points.
6. Eat carotene-rich foods: like carrots, squashes,
tomatoes, yams, and broccoli for disease resistance.
7. Eat vitamin C foods: like broccoli, bell peppers
and fruits for connective tissue.
8. Eat bioflavonoid-rich foods: like citrus fruits and
berries for capillary integrity.
9. Eat alkalizing foods: like miso soup and brown
rice to combat and neutralize toxemia.
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10. Eat mineral-rich foods: like sea veggies, leafy
greens, and whole grains for baby building blocks.
Include silica-rich foods for bone, cartilage,
connective tissue. For zinc, consider foods like
pumpkin and sesame seeds. For collagen and
elastin formation, try brown rice, oats, green
grasses and green drinks. Calcium is especially
important. If calcium is in short supply, it will be
leached from the mother’s teeth and bones to help
support the fetus. Eat often, calcium-rich green
vegetables, cooked kale, carrot juice and yogurt.
Highly bioavailable calcium from herbs is a good
choice, like Crystal Star Calcium-Magnesium
Source extract and Floradix CALCIUM liquid.
Important Diet Watchwords
During Pregnancy And Nursing
See my book Do You Want To Have A Baby? for a
step by step pregnancy diet.
—Don’t drastically restrict your diet to lose weight.
Pregnancy experts in Obstetrics and Gynecology
recommend gaining 25 and 35 pounds through
the course of your pregnancy. Very thin women
or women pregnant with twins may need to gain
up to 40 pounds or slightly more; with triplets,
50 to 60 pounds! Don’t skip meals. Low calories
often mean low birth weight and increased risk
for complications for the baby. A highly restrictive
diet can affect your baby’s metabolism for life!
—Eat a wide range of healthy foods to assure the
baby access to all nutrients. Avoid cabbages,
onions and garlic. They upset body balance during
pregnancy. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onion,
milk and chocolate (the worst!) also aggravate
colic in nursing babies. Avoid red meats. Avoid
chemicalized, smoked, preserved, and artificially
colored foods.
—Don’t fast - even for short periods where fasting
might be helpful, like constipation, or to overcome
a cold. Food energy and nutrient content may be
diminished.
— Exposure to alcohol is the most common cause
of mental retardation in the U.S. Avoid alcohol
to reduce risk of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, mental
retardation and motor-skill problems. Avoid
caffeine (5 or more cups of coffee daily is linked
to spontaneous abortion) and tobacco.
—Avoid chemical solvents, and CFCs like hair sprays,
and cat litter. Your system may be able to handle
these things without undue damage; the baby’s
can’t. Even during nursing, toxic amounts occur
easily.
—Don’t smoke. The chance of low birth weight, SIDS
and miscarriage is much more likely if you smoke.
Your baby, like you, metabolizes the cancercausing
tobacco residues. Smoker’s infants have
a mortality rate 30% higher than non-smoker’s.
Nursing babies take in small amounts of nicotine
with breast milk, and become prone to chronic
respiratory infections.
More Diet Watchwords
• During labor: Refrain from solid food. Drink fresh
water, or carrot juice; or suck on ice chips.
• During lactation: Add almond milk, nutritional
yeast, green drinks and green foods, avocados,
carrot juice, goat’s milk, soy milk and soy foods, and
unsulphured molasses, to promote milk quality
and richness. Fennel seed tea promotes breast milk
in lactating women and reduces colic in nursing
infants. Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid tea with
fenugreek helps increase breast milk quickly (good
results with our tester). Vitex extract drops also
improve poor milk quality. Wayne State University
studies show that exposure to pollutant PCBs
from breast milk can lower a child’s IQ score by as
much as 6 points. Your focus on organic foods can
minimize exposure.
• During weaning: Drink papaya juice to slow down
milk flow.
About Breast Feeding…
Mother’s milk is best by far. Did you know that
the U.S. incurs $13 billion in costs and suffers almost a
thousand preventable deaths each year because breast
feeding rates fall far below medical recommendation?
Breast feeding helps cement the bond between you
and your baby. Newborns can only see 12 to 15 inches,
about the distance between the mother’s face and
the nursing baby. Babies feel a sense of comfort and
security being so close to mom. Tests show infants
who are exposed to nursing pads soaked with breast
milk instinctively turn to the one that smells familiar.
Babies are actually able to distinguish their mother’s
milk through smell.
A baby who is not breast fed loses Nature’s “jump
start” on immune response, and may face health
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disadvantages that last a lifetime. Unless there are
unusual circumstances, your breast milk should be
your baby’s only food during the first six months of
life. Despite all the claims made for fortified formulas,
nothing can take the place of breast milk. 80% of the
cells in breast milk are macrophages, immune defense
cells which fight bacteria, fungi and viruses that
protect breast fed babies from illnesses, like botulism,
bronchitis, ear infections, flu, German measles,
pneumonia and staph infections. Mother’s milk also
contains special antibodies to diseases that are present
in the child’s environment for added protection.
Today’s pediatricians recommend breast feeding
your baby for up to a year. The first thick, waxy
colostrum is extremely high in protein, essential
fatty acids needed for brain and nervous system
development, and protective antibodies. A child’s
immune system is not fully established at birth, so
the antibodies in breast milk are critical. They fight
early infections and create solid immune defenses that
prevent the development of allergies.
Breast fed babies have lower risk of Crohn’s
disease, diabetes, eczema, lymphoma, obesity and
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Breast-fed
babies also have less colic. Breast milk is loaded
with bifidobacteria, the beneficial micro-organisms
that make up 99% of a healthy baby’s intestinal
flora—extremely important for protection against
salmonella poisoning and other intestinal pathogens.
Communicable diseases like diarrhea are reduced
through breast feeding. Mother’s milk is also best for
boosting and balancing your baby’s fats. It contains
the full range of EFAs needed for proper development
of a child’s central nervous system, brain and eyes.
The Journal of Pediatrics says that breast feeding
your baby may even make him or her smarter,
giving your child an academic advantage! The
determining factor seems to be the high content
of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in breast milk, an
essential fatty acid which comprises over 50% of the
brain. DHA, vital to infant development, increases
3 to 5 times in the last trimester of pregnancy and
triples again in the first 12 weeks of life. Studies
show infants fed formulas supplemented with EFAs
score significantly higher on Bayley Scales of Infant
Development than infants who did not receive the
EFAs from formulas or breast milk. Visual and brain
development, and weight gain are all impacted
positively. Formulas with green algae-derived EFAs
(rather than fish), were the most effective.
Wait an hour to breast feed after workouts to
ensure that your baby gets the maximum nutrients.
Include extra vitamin D for protection; new studies
show breast fed infants don’t always receive enough.
Note: If you are unable to breast feed long term, try
to breast feed for at least the first 6 weeks to ensure that
your child benefits from colostrum and critical nutrients
that establish strong immune defenses.
Supplements Help Nutritional
Deficiencies During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, illness, body imbalance, even
regular supplements need to be handled differently,
even if your healing method is holistically oriented.
A mother’s body is very delicately tuned and sensitive
at this time; imbalances occur easily. Mega-doses of
anything are not good for the baby’s system. Doses of
all supplements should almost universally be about
half of normal, to allow for the infant’s tiny system
capacity. Ideal supplements are food-source complexes
for best absorbability.
Avoid all drugs during pregnancy and nursing —
including alcohol, aspartame (Nutrasweet), tobacco,
caffeine, MSG, saccharin, X-rays, aspirin, Valium,
Librium, Tetracycline and harsh diuretics. Even the
amino acid L-Phenylalanine can adversely affect the
nervous system of the unborn child. Especially stay
away from recreational drugs—cocaine, PCP, marijuana,
methamphetamines, Quaaludes, heroin, LSD.
Supplements That Can Help You
During Pregnancy
…A superfood green drink. A green drink is a good
nutrition “delivery system” during pregnancy,
because it so quickly absorbs with so little work
by the body. Crystal Star’s Energy Green Drink
Mix or caps contains seaweeds, grasses and herbs
full of absorbable, potent chlorophyllins, complex
carbohydrates, minerals, proteins, and amino
acids. Other good ones: Green Foods Vegg ie
Magm a; All One Multiple Green Phyto Base;
Green Kamut Just Barley.
…A good prenatal multi-vitamin supplement. Start
6 to 8 weeks before the expected birth. Clinical
tests show that mothers who take nutritional
supplements during pregnancy are far less likely to
have babies with neural tube defects. Your prenatal
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formula should have 350 to 500mg of magnesium.
Pre-eclampsia marked by elevated blood pressure,
fluid retention and protein loss through urine,
premature labor and poor fetal growth are all tied
to magnesium deficiency during pregnancy. Try
Pure Essence Mother To Be (highly effective), or
New Chapter Perfect Prenatal.
…A food source multi-mineral supplement- not
just calcium or iron. Nature’s Path Trace-
Min-Lyte or Crystal Star Calcium Magnesium
Source offer good body building blocks. Betacarotene
10,000mg, vitamin C 500mg, niacin
50mg, and plant base iron are better for skeletal,
cellular and tissue development than calcium
supplements alone.
…Calcium citrate with calcium ascorbate vitamin
C for collagen development. Studies show a link
between low calcium levels and pregnancy-related
hypertension. Low calcium during pregnancy may
cause more minerals like lead to be leached from
the bone - dangerous for both mother and child.
Studies show pregnant women with high levels of
vitamin D have babies with stronger bones. Try to
get 15 minutes of early morning sunlight twice a
week for vitamin D from sunlight.
…Extra folic acid, 800mcg daily to prevent
neural tube defects. Good timing is essential.
Supplementing folic acid after the first three
months of fetal development cannot correct spinal
cord damage.
…Vitamin B6 50mg for bloating, leg cramps and
nerve strength; also prevent proneness to glucose
intolerance and seizures in the baby.
…Zinc 10-15mg daily. Zinc deficiency results in
poor brain formation, learning problems, low
immunity.
…Bioflavonoids daily. Over 50% of women who
habitually miscarry may have low vitamin C
and bioflavonoid levels. Bioflavonoids enhance
vein and capillary strength, and help control
bruising and internal bleeding from hemorrhoids
and varicose veins. Bioflavonoids are a “deep
tissue tonic” that support and maintain tissue
integrity, tighten and tone skin elasticity. They
minimize skin aging and wrinkling due to
pregnancy stretching. Bioflavs are fiber-rich for
regularity — a definite pregnancy advantage!
Take citrus bioflavonoids 600mg with vitamin
C daily. Bioflavonoids help control excess fatty
deposits, too. Herbs and citrus fruits, like apricots,
berries, cantaloupes, cherries, grapefruits, grapes,
oranges and lemons are some of the best bioflav
sources. Bilberry extract is one of the single
richest yet gentlest sources of herbal flavonoids
in the botanical world, especially helpful for
pregnant women suffering from distended veins,
hemorrhoids, weak uterine walls and toxemia.
…DHA, an Omega 3 fatty acid found in seafood and
seaweeds. Pregnant women transfer large amounts
of DHA in utero to their babies to ensure proper
brain and nervous system development. As a
result, many new moms are deficient, leading
to problems with forgetfulness and sometimes
postpartum depression. I recommend New
Chapter Supercritical DHA 100 to help meet high
DHA demand during pregnancy. It works! DHA
has special benefits for babies born prematurely.
Infants born about 1/3 of full term weight (less
than 1250g) fed a high DHA diet scored better
on the mental development scale, with a 40%
reduction in the difference of mild mental delay.
…Kelp tablets, 6 daily, or Crystal Star Ocean
Minerals capsules, for natural potassium and
iodine. A lack of these minerals means mental
retardation and poor physical development. Kelp
is widely used in agriculture (animal feed) to help
with fertility, healthy births and lactation. It helps
people, too!
…Natural vitamin E. 200-400IU, or wheat germ oil,
to help prevent miscarriage and reduce the baby’s
oxygen requirement, lessening the chances of
asphyxiation during labor. Discontinue 1-2 weeks
before delivery date.
…EFAs, (omega-3 rich flax, borage seed, evening
primrose oils), for baby’s brain development. Try
Udo’s Perfected Oil Blend.
Important Supplement Watchwords
…During the last trimester: Rub vitamin E or wheat
germ oil on your stomach and around vaginal
opening to make stretching easier and skin more
elastic. Earth Mama Angel Baby Stretch Oil and
Magia Bella Ultra-Intensive Anti-Stretch Mark
Concentrate (belly only) are recommended.
Begin to take extra minerals as labor approaches.
…During labor: Take calcium-magnesium to relieve
pain and aid dilation.
…During nursing: Continue nutrition supplements
like iron, calcium, B vitamins or a prenatal
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multiple during nursing. Increase dose slightly to
recover normal strength. Breast milk is a filtered
food supply that prevents baby from overdosing
on higher potencies. Apply vitamin E oil to ease
breast crusting. Apply a marshmallow fomentation
to relieve pressure in engorged breasts.
Herbs For A Healthy
Pregnancy
Good and easy for you; gentle for the baby. Herbs
have been used during pregnancy for centuries to ease
the hormone imbalances and discomforts of stretching,
bloating, nausea and pain without impairing the health
of the baby. A study in Obstetrics and Gynecology
reports that 91% of the women surveyed were using
herbal remedies during pregnancy. Herbs are mineralrich
foods, perfect for the extra growth requirements
of pregnancy and childbirth. They are easily-absorbed
and non-constipating. Ideal supplements affecting a
developing child’s body should be from food source
complexes. Herbs are identified and accepted by
the body’s enzyme activity as whole food nutrients,
lessening the risk of toxemia or overdose, yet providing
gentle nutrition for both mother and baby.
Important note: Early pregnancy and later pregnancy
must be considered separately for herbal medicinals. If
there is any question, always use the gentlest herbs and
consult your health care professional.
Herbs You Can Take During
Pregnancy
…Many women prefer body balancing teas during
pregnancy. They are the gentlest way to overcome
morning sickness and hormone adjustment. Take
two daily cups of red raspberry tea, high in iron,
calcium and other minerals; or Earth Mama Angel
Baby Morning Wellness tea (for nausea), or Earth
Mama Angel Baby Third Trimester tea (only for
third trimester) strengthen the uterus and birth
canal, guard against birth defects, long labor and
afterbirth pain, and tone the uterus for a quicker
return to normal.
…Iodine-rich foods are a primary deterrent to spinal
birth defects, and also help protect against mental
retardation risk. Take kelp tablets, a seaweed
sprinkle on your daily salad or rice or Crystal
Star Ocean Minerals caps.
…Many pregnant women need extra calcium and
iron, easily depleted during pregnancy. Herbal
sources of calcium and iron are one of the best
ways to get these minerals because they absorb
gently through the body’s own enzyme system.
Herbal minerals provide the best bonding
agent between your body and the nutrients it is
taking in. They are also rich in other nutrients
that encourage body uptake. Try Crystal Star
Calcium Magnesium Source, a calcium-rich herbal
compound with magnesium for optimum uptake,
and naturally-occurring, gentle silica from herbs
like oatstraw, nettles and dark greens to form
healthy tissue and bone —a prime factor in
collagen formation for connective tissue. Crystal
Star Iron Source drops in warm water, or Floradix
Iron Plus Herbs are non-constipating iron
sources with measurable amounts of calcium and
magnesium, and naturally-occurring vitamins C
and E for iron uptake.
…During the 1st and 2nd trimester, a mineral-rich
pre-natal herbal compound elasticizes tissue,
eases delivery. A good formula includes herbs like
red raspberry, nettles, oatstraw, alfalfa, chamomile,
peppermint, yellow dock root and dairy free
acidophilus like UAS DDS plus or Jarrow Jarro-
Dophilus with FOS.
…During the last trimester, I recommend a broad
activity herbal mineral compound, like Crystal
Star Ocean Minerals caps, or Calcium-Magnesium
extract loaded with highly absorbable plant
minerals, or Floradix Calcium-Magnesium liquid
with vitamin D, zinc and herbs.
…Five weeks before the birth date, an herbal
formula can help your body prepare for
parturition, aid hemorrhage control and uterine
muscle strength for correct presentation of the
fetus. It should contain herbs like red raspberry,
false unicorn, cramp bark, squaw vine and bilberry.
Herbs You Can Take During Labor
—Red Earth Herbal Drops Labor-Ease drops (use
with midwife guidance) Crystal Star PMS-eze
drops to relieve contraction pain fast. Put 15 to
20 drops in water and take small sips as needed
during labor. Try Crystal Star Stress Out drops in
warm water for afterbirth pain (excellent results),
an analgesic formula that helps lower back and
spinal block area, often within 20 minutes.
—For false labor, magnesium therapy helps. If there
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is bleeding, go to a hospital and call your midwife.
2 cayenne capsules can be helpful to curtail flow.
Herbs You Can Take During Nursing
—Add 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast to your diet, along with
red raspberry, marshmallow root, or fenugreek tea to
promote and enrich milk after the child is born.
—Take Vitex extract, Motherlove More Milk or
Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid tea to promote
an abundant supply of breast milk.
—Fennel seed, alfalfa, red raspberry, cumin, fenugreek
teas help keep baby colic free.
—For infant jaundice, Hyland’s Natrum Sulphuricum.
Herbs You Can Take During Weaning
—Parsley-sage tea to help dry up milk.
—Amazake rice drink helps wean from breast milk.
Safe Herbs You Can Use During
Pregnancy
Take herbs in the mildest way, as relaxing teas, during
pregnancy.
• Alfalfa: highly nutritive, rich in enzymes, full of
vitamin K to reduce postpartum hemorrhage
• Bilberry: strong, gentle astringent, rich in
bioflavonoids to fortify veins and capillaries. A
hematonic for kidney function and a mild diuretic
for bloating.
• Burdock: mineral-rich, hormone balancer, liver
booster. Prevents water retention and baby
jaundice.
• Chamomile: relaxes for quality sleep, lifts the spirit,
and helps digestive and bowel problems.
• Dandelion greens and root: a gentle diuretic that
reduces pregnancy-related water retention and
system sluggishness.
• Dong quai root: a blood nourisher, rather than a
hormone stimulant. Use in moderation.
• Echinacea: an immune system stimulant to help
prevent colds, flu and infections.
• False unicorn, black and blue cohosh: for final
weeks of pregnancy only, to assist child labor
and delivery. To avoid risks, use with midwife
guidance only.
• Ginger root: excellent for morning sickness; has
lots of needed minerals. At least 6 studies show
ginger is safe and effective for relieving nausea and
vomiting during pregnancy. Use by itself in a tea
or with spearmint, orange peel and chamomile.
In one study of women with severe morning
sickness (hyperemesis gravidum), just 250 mg. of
ginger taken four times a day reduced nausea and
vomiting for 70% of subjects tested.
• Kelp and seaweeds: exceptional sources of vitamins
and minerals to prevent birth defects and balance
thyroid.
• Nettles: High calcium to diminish leg cramps and
childbirth pain, too; vitamin K guards against
excessive bleeding, and iron guard against anemia.
Supports healthy kidney filtration, helps prevent
hemorrhoids. Enriches milk quality.
• Peppermint: use after the first trimester to help
digestion, soothe the stomach and overcome
nausea. Contains highly absorbable amounts of
vitamin A, C, silica, potassium and iron.
• Red Raspberry: the quintessential herb for
pregnancy - an all around uterine tonic. It is antiabortive
to prevent miscarriage, antiseptic for
protection against infection, astringent to tighten
tissue, rich in calcium, magnesium and iron to help
prevent cramps and anemia. It facilitates birth by
easing natural contractions, and is hemostatic to
reduce risk of hemorrhaging. Assists with plentiful
milk production, too. Note: Red raspberry does
not increase risk of preterm contractions or labor.
Many women report that taking red raspberry
throughout pregnancy significantly reduces labor
pain during childbirth.
• Slippery Elm: eases constipation, soothes mucous
membranes of GI tract. Helpful for morning
sickness, especially taken as a hot cereal when other
foods aren’t well tolerated. Use inner bark only.
• Wild yam: for general pregnancy pain, nausea or
cramping; lessens chance of miscarriage.
• Yellow dock root: improves iron uptake; small
amounts help prevent infant jaundice. Large amounts
have laxative activity and should be avoided.
• Vitex: normalizes hormone balance for fertility.
Discontinue if you become pregnancy.
• Aromatherapy essential oils of lavender and
chamomile alleviate nausea.
• Aromatherapy essential oils of fennel seed and
anise reduce heartburn.
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Herbs To Avoid During Pregnancy
Some herbs are contraindicated (cautioned against)
during pregnancy. If you’re unsure or considering an
herb or herbal formula not covered in this book, consult
a clinical herbalist or healthcare professional first.
—Aloe vera: can be too strong as a laxative. Dilute
aloe vera juice with 4 parts water if you decide
to use it, or use an aloin-free brand like Herbal
Answers Herbal Aloe Force juice.
—Angelica and rue: stimulate oxytocin that causes
uterine contractions.
—Barberry, buckthorn, rhubarb root, mandrake,
senna and cascara sagrada: too strong as laxatives.
—Black cohosh: can stimulate uterine contractions.
Blue cohosh also affects uterine sloughing. (Both
herbs can help child labor progress, but should be
only used with guidance from a clinical herbalist,
experienced midwife or naturopath.)
—Buchu, uva ursi and juniper: too strong diuretics.
—Licorice rt.: can exacerbate water retention and
high blood pressure in susceptible persons. In large
amounts, licorice may lead to preterm deliveries.
—Coffee: too strong in caffeine and heated
hydrocarbon source - a uterine irritant. In
extremely sensitive individuals who take in
excessive amounts, may cause miscarriage or
premature birth.
—Comfrey: pyrrolizides (carcinogenic) cannot be
commercially controlled for an absolutely safe
source.
—Ephedra, Ma Huang: contains ephedrine alkaloids
that can overstimulate the heart.
—Horseradish: too strong for a baby.
—Male fern: too strong a vermifuge.
—Goldenseal, lovage, mugwort, southernwood,
wormwood: emmenagogues that cause uterine
contractions.
—Mistletoe, thuja, tansy and wild ginger also act to
cause uterine contractions.
—Hyssop: its volatile oil is too strong for a developing
fetus.
—Pennyroyal: stimulates oxytocin that can cause
abortion.
—Yarrow and shepherd’s purse: strong astringents
and mild abortifacients.
Bodywork For Two—Exercise
During Pregnancy
1. Get some mild daily exercise, like a brisk walk for
fresh air, more tissue oxygen and circulation. Take
an early morning, or half hour sun bath when
possible for vitamin D, calcium absorption and
bone growth.
2. Consciously set aside one stress-free time for
relaxation every day. Yoga stretches and pregnancy
massage are especially helpful. The baby will know,
thrive, and be more relaxed itself.
3. If you practice reflexology, do not press the
acupressure point just above the ankle on the
inside of the leg. It can start contractions.
4. Rub cocoa butter, vitamin E oil or wheat germ oil
on the stomach and around the vaginal opening
every night to make stretching easier and the
skin more elastic during delivery. Many women
swear that it makes an enormous difference.
Gently stretch perineal tissues with your fingers
to prepare for the birthing experience.
5. Get enough sleep. Body energy turns inward
during sleep for repair, restoration and fetal
growth.
Preventing SIDS: Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome
Every year, 3,000 infants die of Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the U.S. SIDS risk begins at
about two weeks of age, decreases after a child reaches
3 months, and is very rare after the child reaches
one year old. Just putting your baby on his back to
sleep cuts SIDS risk in half because it helps prevent
accidental suffocation. Pediatricians now recommend
parents only place infants on their backs to sleep.
Avoid loose blankets and soft bedding that could
cause accidental suffocation. Don’t bed share with
other children in the house. Babies who share a bed
with other children in the house are at a higher risk. In
addition, don’t put hats on your baby on warm nights.
A baby loses excess heat through the face and head.
Covering these areas can cause babies to overheat,
another SIDS risk factor according to European
research. Wearable blankets are a safer choice.
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Are Toxic Gases In Mattresses To
Blame?
Toxic gases may to be involved in SIDS. Research
done by Barry Richardson shows that toxic gases
emerge from the interaction between common
household fungi and chemicals like phosphorus,
arsenic and antimony in baby mattresses. These
gases may be a cause of suffocation. The risk of SIDS
increases when mattresses are re-used on a second
baby since by then, the fungus has become well
established. Using a chemical-free mattress cover like
Serendipity Crib Life Mattress Cover may help reduce
your child’s SIDS risk. (Call 800-528-0559 or visit
www.johnleemd.com.)
Other SIDS Risk Factors
• Exposure to second-hand smoke greatly increases
risk of SIDS because it reduces a baby’s ability to
withstand low oxygen levels if his face and head get
covered. Even when a baby is merely in rooms where
smoking occurs, SIDS risk can increase 800%!
• Respiratory infections may add to SIDS risk,
particularly if the child has a fever and is put to
sleep on the stomach.
• A heart abnormality called a “prolonged QT
interval” is one identified SIDS risk. It can be
detected by an EKG and treated with up to 90%
success rate.
• Differences in brain development could be to
blame. Findings reported in the Journal of the
American Medical Association reveal the brains of
SIDS babies are more likely to have abnormalities
in nerve cells that play a role in regulating breathing
and sleep than non-SIDS babies.
• Routinely feeding iron-fortified weaning foods to
prevent anemia may increase SIDS risk says British
Medical Journal.
• H. pylori bacteria, linked to ulcers may also be
linked to SIDS. Scientists say don’t transmit adult
saliva to very tiny babies to prevent H. pylori
infection.
• Boys are at higher risk of dying from SIDS than
girls, possibly due to their higher metabolism
and propensity to overheat. The newest research
suggests that male infants with the highest levels
of testosterone are at the greatest risk. Infants in
the research who died from SIDS had 50%-120%
higher testosterone levels in their blood than
infants who died from other causes. It is thought
that very high levels of testosterone may depress
breathing during sleep, increasing SIDS risk. SIDS
researchers believe that hormone monitoring in
infants may some day help prevent SIDS in infants
in this high risk category.
What Else Can You Do To Reduce
SIDS Risk?
First, try not to worry too much. SIDS is rare in
babies who sleep on their backs and are not exposed
to secondhand smoke. If you feel your child is at risk,
a high tech T-shirt that monitors the baby’s heartbeat
and breathing is now available. Second, give your child
a pacifier. Evidence from seven different studies shows
that babies who use pacifiers also have lower risk for
SIDS. Third, vitamin C has proven useful in reducing
SIDS risk in numerous clinical studies. If your baby
has a weak system, or poor lung tissue development
(signs of higher risk for SIDS), consider vitamin
C. Breastmilk is higher in vitamin C than formula,
especially if the mother takes a vitamin C supplement.
I like American Health Vitamin C chewables, taken as
directed. Giving the child a weak ascorbate Vitamin
C, or Ester C with bioflavonoid solution in water
daily is another option that you may want to explore
with your pediatrician. (The US RDA for vitamin C
for infants is 35 mg.) Fourth, if you’re pregnant, low
doses of carnitine (less than 100mg) during the last
trimester may help protect the baby from SIDS.
Special Problems During
Pregnancy
Foremost, reduce standard dosage of any
medication, orthodox or natural, to allow for the
infant’s tiny system. Some of the most common
pregnancy problems are considered on the following
pages. To learn more about natural therapies for
special problems during pregnancy, please consult my
book, Do You Want To Have A Baby? Natural Fertility
Solutions & Pregnancy Care, co-authored with Sarah
Abernathy.
Afterbirth Pain: Take Crystal Star Stress Out!
extract drops and Calcium Magnesium extract,
especially after a long labor, to relax uterine contractions
and pain; Earth Mama Angel Baby Monthly Comf ort
tea to restore vitality, tone the uterus and reduce
tension; una da gato tea for quicker return to normal.
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Take bromelain, 1500mg to relieve swelling. For postpartum
tears and sore perineal muscles, use a sitz bath:
1 part uva ursi, 1 part yerba mansa root, and 1 part
each comfrey leaf and root. Simmer 15 minutes, strain,
add 1 tsp. salt, pour into a large shallow container;
cool slightly. Or use Motherlove’s Sitz Bath or Earth
Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Bath Herbs. Sit in the
bath for 15 to 20 minutes twice daily. Use Earth Mama
Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray to aid healing
from episiotomies and perineal tears.
Anemia: take a non-constipating herbal iron, like
Pure Planet Spirulina-Yellow Dock tea, Crystal Star
Iron Source extract (notable results), or Floradix Iron
Plus herbs. Have a green drink often, such as applealfalfa
sprout-cucumber juice, Green Foods Carrot
Essence. Add vitamin C and E to your diet, eat plenty
of dark leafy greens.
Bladder Infection-Yeast Infection: UTI’s and
yeast infections often go hand in hand during
pregnancy, usually because higher glucose levels in
urine trigger bacterial overgrowth. More urine also
collects in the urinary system, leaving women further
susceptible. Yeast infections are more common in
pregnancy than any other time in a woman’s life,
especially in the second trimester.
Avoid powerful anti-fungals and antibiotics for
these problems if you can. The simple home remedies
here offer rapid relief, but are not too harsh for
the baby’s tiny system. For UTI’s: the simple sugar,
D-mannose flushes out bacteria, and helps relieve the
pain fast: 1 teaspoon every 2-3 hours until symptoms
clear (ok for diabetics, too). Drink a lot of water, 48
to 64 ounces daily, and have cranberry juice with no
added sugar. For candida yeast overgrowth: Avoid
sweets, fruits and fruit sugars, and yeasted breads
until infection clears. Have organic yogurt daily and
apply plain yogurt topically to the external vaginal area
for itching relief. Probiotics fight candida. Research
shows probiotics enhance immune response during
pregnancy - may even prevent childhood eczema in
your baby. Try UAS DDS-Plus.
Breasts
—for infected breasts: 500mg vitamin C every
3 hours, 400IU vitamin E, and beta-carotene
10,000IU daily; chlorophyll from green salads,
green drinks, or green supplements — Crystal
Star Energy Green or Green Foods Green Magm a.
For mastitis symptoms, like redness, fever, flu-like
symptoms, consult a health care professional.
—for caked or crusted breasts: simmer elder flowers
in oil and rub on breasts. Wheat germ oil, almond
oil and cocoa butter are also effective; or use
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple butter.
Peppermint water soothes, even helps prevent
cracked nipples.
—for engorged breasts during nursing: lie on your
back to drain excess flow. Allow baby to nurse
until breasts soften (if possible), and pump
breasts if you miss a feeding. Apply ice bags to the
breasts to relieve pain; or use a marshmallow root
fomentation with ½ cup powder to 1 qt. water.
Simmer 10 minutes. Soak a cloth in mix and apply
to breast. Try Motherlove Breast Compress or
Earth Mama Angel Baby Booby Tubes.
—for sagging breasts after weaning: Baywood Breast
Maximizing Lotion.
Constipation: Increase your fluid intake to 10 or
12 cups of water or other non-caffeinated drinks daily.
Add fiber fruits, like prunes and apples, and 1 tbsp.
ground flax seeds to your daily diet. Regular exercise,
especially yoga, can help. Make your own slippery elm
anti-constipation hot cereal. Take a small handful of
slippery elm (inner bark), and cover in a pot with
rice milk. Warm until it reaches the consistency of
oatmeal. Top with a little cinnamon and honey. (Bran
cereal also works well.) Red clover tea helps relieve
constipation gently. Kelp tabs lubricate and move the
bowels without risks.
False Labor: Braxton Hicks contractions are
relatively common during late pregnancy. A warm,
relaxing bath with deep slow breathing can help, but
call your caregiver if contractions grow longer stronger
and closer together. Catnip tea or red raspberry tea will
help. See also MISCARRIAGE pg. 505 in this book.
Gas and Heartburn: Take American Health Papaya
Chewables or papaya juice with a pinch of ginger for gas
relief. After meals, a weak tea with fennel, spearmint,
peppermint or chamomile, or Earth Mama Angel Baby
Heartburn Tea. Fermented dairy foods like yogurt
and kefir help neutralize an over-acid stomach. For
gas after meals, try a weak tea with fennel, spearmint,
peppermint or chamomile, or Transformation
Digestzyme. For fast relief of symptoms, consider
Earth Mama Angel Baby Heartburn Tea (highly
recommended). Try Xlear Spry xylitol chewing gum
to fight heartburn. Xylitol also reduces your child’s
risk for cavities later!
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Hemorrhoids: apply: Crystal Star Hemr-eze gel, or
Mother Love’s Rhoid Balm, or Earth Mama Angel Baby
Bottom Balm (all highly recommended). Keep topical
treatments in the refrigerator for the best results.
Insomnia: Crystal Star Calcium Magnesium
Source or Flora Calcium Magnesium. Nervine herbs
like scullcap, and passion flower or chamomile tea
help. A pregnancy body pillow can work wonders
for support.
Labor: 4 million women give birth in America
every year! Your body is uniquely designed for this
experience. Prepare a birthing plan in advance. Working
with a doula or midwife is highly recommended. See
my book Do You Want to Have a Baby? for more
information on your birthing options.
• During early labor, eat, drink and walk when you
feel like it.
• Hydrate with cool drinks or chew on ice chips
even if you feel nauseated.
• Prevent dehydration by sucking on fresh
cranberries periodically to help stimulate thirst.
• For nausea during labor, take ginger or raspberry
tea, or miso broth, or Alacer Emergen-C with a
pinch salt added.
• For labor pain, take crampbark extract, scullcap
or St. John’s wort extract in water.
• Try homeopathic Gelsemium to reduce fear
during childbirth.
• For nerve pain, apply St. John’s wort oil to temples
and wrists; or use rosemary/ginger compresses.
• For sleep during long labor: use scullcap extract.
(Scullcap may be used throughout labor for
relaxation.)
• Labor bodywork: Changing positions helps (try
squatting or kneeling); take short walks or get
on hands and knees. Have a partner massage you
to relieve back stress. Try a warm shower or bath
(“aquadural”) to ease pain and contractions.
Midwives find this works especially well after a
woman has dilated to 4-5 cm.
• Biofeedback and massage have documented
success for reducing labor pain.
• Acupressure treatments during labor reduce
stress, pain and increase dilation. A personal
friends used acupressure during her labor with
good results.
• Hypnosis helps stop the flow of catecholamines,
stress hormones that hinder the birthing process.
For more information on HypBirth, check out
hypbirth.com or call 818-247-0200.
Morning Sickness: Ginger works in clinical trials:
1 gram daily. Use homeopathic ipecac and nat. mur,
add vitamin B-6, 50mg 2x daily; sip mint tea when
queasy. See NAUSEA page 513 in this book.
Miscarriage: for prevention and hemorrhage
control, drink raspberry tea every hour with ¼ tsp.
ascorbate vit. C powder added, and take drops of
hawthorn extract every hour. Avoid physical strain at
time of conception to aid successful implantation of
the fertilized egg. See Miscarriage program, page 505
for more information. According to John Lee M.D.,
transdermal progesterone 40mg. per day can help
prevent miscarriage caused by luteal phase failure.
Ask your healthcare professional.
Post-Partum Swelling and Depression: use
homeopathic Arnica. Make a post-partum cordial
with 4 slices of dong quai rt., ½ oz. false unicorn rt., 1
handful nettles, ½ oz. St. John’s wort extract, 1 handful
motherwort herb, ½ oz. hawthorn berries, and 2 inchlong
slices of fresh ginger. Steep herbs in 1 pint of
brandy for 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain, add a little
honey. Take 1 tsp. daily as a tonic. Good results!
Depression is helped by B vitamins, Try Garden of
Life Raw B Complex. Progesterone deficiency may be
indicated. Consider progesterone balancing herbs like
sarsaparilla rt. and wild yam, or an herbal formula like
Crystal Star Pro-Est Balance roll on. Recent research
from the National Institutes of Health reveals that
women with low DHA levels are more likely to suffer
from postpartum depression. Consider New Chapter
Supercritical DHA100, 1 daily. Aromatherapy eases
“baby blues”- Earth Mama Angel Baby Happy Mama
Spray.
Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
(Pprom): Preterm premature rupture of the
membranes that occurs before the 37th week of
pregnancy occurs in 2% of pregnancies. Premature
rupture of membranes is a serious concern because
it significantly increases risk of preterm labor and
infections for the mother and baby (chorioamnionitisplacental
infection). However, sometimes a suspected
premature rupture of the membranes is more of a
minor leak caused by a small tear in the membranes
which may heal over. If there is only minor leakage,
bed rest can help a mom carry the baby longer,
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so the lungs will be better developed when born.
Cigarette smoking, vaginal infections and membrane
weakness all play a role in premature rupture of
membranes. Check your risk factors. If your water
breaks or you experience leakage before you’re due,
seek medical attention right away. Vitamin C is a
specific for prevention through its collagen enhancing
activity, because it helps maintain the integrity of the
chorioamniotic membranes. In a study by the National
Institute of Perinatology, expectant mothers in their
20th week were given 100mg of vitamin C. Premature
rupturing of the membranes occurred in only about
8% of these mothers versus 24% of the placebo group.
Stretch Marks and Post
Pregnancy Tummy Bulge
Stretch marks can be one of a pregnant woman’s
biggest fears. Women long for the days when they
could wear bikinis and baby-doll t-shirts. Stretch mark
severity depends on genetics and nutrition. Pregnancy
stretch marks usually fade with time, and some
women don’t get them at all. Severe cases of diastasis
(postpartum tummy bulge when the outermost
abdominal muscles separate), benefit from an exercise
program, a lean plant based diet and thermogenic
herbs. Plastic surgery (tummy tuck) works well as a
last resort, but there are risks.
Improve your chances of a fit pregnancy by pacing
weight gain and eating collagen building vitamin C
foods like broccoli, cauliflower, citrus fruits, greens,
papaya and potatoes. Drink lots of water throughout
your pregnancy to prevent skin dehydration. Apply
wheat germ, avocado, sesame oil, vitamin E, or A, D
& E oil so skin stretches easier; or a comfrey-calendula
beeswax salve. Take vitamin C 500mg 3 times daily
to develop collagen. To prevent stretch marks: Earth
Mama Angel Baby Stretch Oil, an herb-infused oil
(highly recommended), on belly, bottom and breasts
(used by Gwyneth Paltrow in her two pregnancies).
Mother’s Intuition Tumm y Honey is very effective
(great for moms expecting multiples). Magia Bella
Ultra-intensive Anti-stretch Mark Concentrate
helps prevent stretch marks during third trimester
expansion.
For post pregnancy tummy bulge and weight
loss: After you wean the baby, try Crystal Star Tumm y
Control caps and Calcium Magnesium Source extract.
Pilates abdominal strengthening exercises help you get
back in shape. Julie Tupler’s Lose Your Mummy Tummy
is a good resource for dealing with post pregnancy
diastasis. Note: Don’t push yourself to lose pregnancy
weight too fast. Allow your body at least nine months
to stabilize and return to your pre-pregnancy weight.
Focus on a plant-based diet and regular exercise to
lose weight the healthy way.
Swollen Ankles: use Nature’s Apothecary Bilberry
extract in water (works after pregnancy, too).
Dandelion leaf (extract or tea) replenishes key minerals
while reducing leg and ankle swelling.
Toxemia - Eclampsia: Toxemia is caused by liver
malfunction and disease, when the liver can’t handle
the increasing load of the progressing pregnancy.
There is a marked reduction in blood flow to the
placenta, kidneys and other organs. Severe cases
result in liver and brain hemorrhage, convulsions
and coma. Toxemia is indicated by extreme swelling,
accompanied by high blood pressure, headaches,
nausea and vomiting.
Vegan women have less toxemia risk. Especially
avoid red meat and excess refined salt. Add vitamin
C 1000mg and E 400 IU daily - positive results for
reducing pre-eclampsia risk. University of Columbia
research shows supplementing with 650mg of calcium
and/or 450 linoleic acid helps prevent pre-eclampsia
for high risk women. Green drinks, like apple-alfalfa
sprout-cucumber or Green Foods Green Magm a offer
a “chlorophyll clean out.” Add dandelion greens as a
mild diuretic and iodine therapy via daily kelp tablets
3-4 times weekly. Hawthorn extract diluted in warm
water helps normalize blood pressure. Add vitamin C
500mg every 3 hours, 10,000IU beta-carotene, bilberry
extract in water, and B Complex 50mg daily.
Uterine Hemorrhaging: During and after
delivery, excess bleeding is a childbirth emergency
that requires medical attention. Seek professional
help immediately! Astringent herbs can be helpful to
curtail bleeding after delivery. Take bayberry/cayenne
capsules. Take bilberry extract daily for tissue integrity.
Use dong quai tea to normalize uterine contractions.
For post-partum bleeding, try shepherd’s purse,-false
unicorn-nettles tea, or yarrow infusion under the care
of a clinical herbalist.
Varicose Veins: take vitamin C 500mg with
bioflavonoids, 3x daily; or bilberry extract 2x daily
in water; or butcher’s broom tea daily (also helps leg
cramps during pregnancy). Natural Balance Great
Legs reduces leg heaviness and varicose veins (ask your
health care provider first). Try a witch hazel/comfrey lf.
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compress to relieve vulvar varicosities. Take Crystal
Star Vari-Vein caps to relieve spider veins after you
give birth. For dark spider veins postpartum, laser
ablation therapy (VeinWave or the 1064 YAG Laser)
may be useful. Check it out online for a provider
near you.
Note 1: Baby diapers have been a huge cause for
concern for mothers and families who are ecologically
minded. Most diapers are still non-biodegradable,
and most have chemical polymer salts that absorb
moisture. Use a diaper service, or your own washing
machine, or use all-cotton Rmed Tushies if you’re
concerned.
Note 2: For more detailed fertility and pregnancyrelated
information along with natural baby care
tips, please consult my book, Do You Want To Have
A Baby? Natural Fertility Solutions & Pregnancy Care,
co-authored with Sarah Abernathy.
Alternative Healing
Options For Children
Healthy children develop powerful immune
systems in infancy. Unless unusually ill, a child
often needs only the body-strengthening forces that
nutritious foods, herbs or homeopathic remedies
supply, rather than the strong medications of
allopathic medicine which can have such drastic side
effects on a small body.
The undeniable ecological, social and diet
deterioration in America during the last fifty years
has had a marked effect on children’s health. We see
evidence of it in every aspect of their lives — declining
educational performance, learning disabilities, mental
disorders, obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, diabetes,
allergies, chronic illness, delinquency and violent
behavior; they’re all evidence of declining immunity
and poor health.
Of America’s 73 million children,, nearly 1 out of 3
(almost 21 million) suffer from chronic disease; 58,000
are affected by cancer; 2.5 million live with birth
defects. 12 million have some type of developmental
disorder like autism or ADHD, and 6 million suffer
from asthma.
The infiltration of fast food into U.S. schools is
insidious. Fast food hamburgers and pizzas are school
lunch staples. Soda vending machines with high
sugar or aspartame-loaded products are still readily
available on most campuses. (Good news: Increased
pressure from the public and legislatures means the
beverage industry voluntarily stopped selling non-diet
sodas to most public schools in 2010.) Still, kids are
drinking more soda than ever… a clear risk factor for
osteoporosis and diabetes later in life. In fact, Type 2
diabetes and coronary heart disease, both related to diet
and lack of exercise, are on the rise in children.
One-third to one-half of all new Type 2 diabetes
cases are in children between 9 and 19 years old! Onethird
of all kids have high cholesterol! Autopsies reveal
that atherosclerosis begins in childhood. The problem
starts early: every day more than 25% of toddlers eat
French fries; 20% consume candy; and 44% consume
a sugary drink! Kids’ diets are comprised of at least
25% simple sugars! Getting obesity and diabetes under
control early with a better diet and regular exercise is
the best way to solve the downward health spiral in
today’s children. 50% of US kids bring a packed lunch
to school so it is easy for parents to provide healthy
foods, fresh fruits and vegetables. The benefits last a
lifetime.
Get help from the kids themselves in a health
boosting program. Kids don’t want to be sick,
they aren’t stupid, and they don’t like going to the
doctor any more than you do. They often recognize
that natural foods and therapies are good for them.
Children have strong natural immunity. A nutritious
diet and natural health enhancers like herbs help
keep them that way. Evidence shows that giving your
child the right nutrients can raise IQ and improve
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EDTA is injected, it flushes the cells of ionic minerals,
especially calcium, and travels with them out of the
body through the kidneys.
Oral chelation refers to specific foods and
nutritional supplements that help cleanse blood
vessels of accumulated waste and improve blood
flow. While chelating physicians say that oral chelates
take about eight times longer to show health benefits
than IV chelates, oral chelation does help improve
circulation, and reverse heart disease and sexual
impotency due to poor circulation. I use oral chelation
as a preventive against atherosclerosis and some
degenerative diseases. Metabolic Response Modifiers
Cardio-Chelate is oral chelation with EDTA that I’ve
used with good results. Many people feel better right
away.
Which Body System
Cleanse Do You Need?
You can target your detox to focus on a specific
body system. Each body system has tell-tale signs when
it becomes overloaded with pollutants or congestion.
Directing your detox to the body system that needs
it goes to the source of a problem right away, and
frequently clears up other related conditions as well.
This chapter details the seven body systems that make
a noticeable difference in your health after a cleanse.
Do You Need A Colon
Cleanse?
A colon elimination cleanse is a cleanse most of
us need. The latest estimates show that over 90% of
disease in America is directly or indirectly attributable
to an unhealthy colon. As the solid waste management
organ for the entire body, your colon is also the easiest
breeding ground for putrefactive bacteria, viruses
and parasites. (A nationwide survey reveals that one
in every six people have parasites living somewhere
in their body.)
Hardly any healing program will work without a
colon cleanse as part of it. Problems like headaches,
skin blemishes, bad breath, fatigue, arthritis and heart
disease are linked to a congested colon. Colon and
bowel malfunctions are one of the biggest factors in
accelerated aging, too. Cleansing your colon lightens
the toxic load on every other part of your body…
even your mind (mental dullness is a sign of colon
congestion). When colon health is compromised,
waste backs up, becomes toxic, and releases the toxins
into the bloodstream. Real healing takes place at the
deepest cellular levels. Your cells are fed by your blood.
The nutrients that reach your blood get there by the
way of the colon. So a clogged, dirty colon means
toxins in your blood.
Is Your Colon Toxic? Ask
Yourself These Questions:
…Is your elimination time slow? Bowel transit
time should be approximately twelve hours. Slow
bowel transit time allows wastes to become rancid.
Blood capillaries lining the colon absorb these poisons
into the bloodstream, exposing the rest of your body
to the toxins.
…Do you eat too much fast food? highly
processed, chemical laced food? synthetic foods? A
clean, strong system can metabolize or eliminate many
pollutants that come into your body, but if you are
constipated, they are stored in your system. As more
and different chemicals enter your body they tend to
inter-react with those that are already there, forming
second generation chemicals more harmful than the
originals. Colon cancer, now the second leading cancer
in the United States (slightly behind lung cancer in
men and breast cancer in women), is a direct result
of accumulated toxic waste. Colitis, irritable bowel
syndrome, diverticulosis, ileitis and Crohn’s disease—
all signs of waste congestion. They’re on the rise, too.
Over 100,000 Americans have a colostomy every year!
An incredible fact.
…Is your digestion poor? The most common sign
of toxic bowel overload is poor digestion. If you’re
eating a lot of rich, red meats and cheeses, white bread,
sugary, salty foods or fried foods, they’re robbing your
body of critical electrolytes and they have almost no
fiber for digestion. A high fiber diet is both cure and
prevention for waste elimination problems. Eating
high fiber means you’re moving food through your
digestive system quickly and easily. A low residue diet
causes a gluey state — your intestinal contractions can’t
work efficiently. You can picture this if you remember
the hard paste formed by white flour and water when
you were a kid. A lot of the food we eat today is simply
crammed into the colon, never fully excreted.
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Media attention has been focused for decades on
high fiber foods. Everybody in America must have
changed their diet to a more colon-healthy pattern…
right? This is simply not the case. Americans target
their diets to reduce fat at all costs, often at the expense
of fiber-rich foods. A gentle, gradual change from low
fiber, low residue foods helps almost immediately. In
fact, a gradual change is better than a sudden, drastic
change, especially when the colon is inflamed.
Check Your Fiber. The Protective
Level Of Fiber In Your Diet Is Easily
Measured:
—The stool should be light enough to float.
—Bowel movements should be regular, daily and
effortless.
—The stool should be almost odorless, signalling
less bowel transit time.
—There should be no gas or flatulence.
Signs Your Body Could Use A
Colon Cleanse
—Constipated most of the time? (a colon cleanse
softens, removes colon congestion)
—Feeling heavy and foggy? (a colon cleanse helps you
lose colon congestive weight)
—Gassy, bloated, bowel rumbling, discomfort after
you eat? (a colon cleanse removes gluey materials
impairing digestion)
—Catch a cold, or flu every few weeks? (a colon
cleanse releases excess mucous that harbors viruses)
—Tired for no real reason? (a colon cleanse boosts
immune and liver response for more energy)
—Have a coated tongue, bad breath, body odor? (a
colon cleanse clears rancidity that causes smells)
—Do you feel mentally slow and tired? (a colon
cleanse lets more blood circulation get to your brain)
—Skin unusually sallow and dull? (a colon cleanse
removes toxin that come out through your skin)
—Have a degenerative disease like cancer, arthritis
or lupus? (a colon cleanse removes toxic elements)
—Cholesterol numbers too high? (a colon cleanse
increases absorption of cholesterol-lowering foods)
Colon Elimination Detox Plan
Start with this 3 to 5 -day nutrition plan
The 4 keys: 1) high chlorophyll plants for enzymes;
2) fruits and vegetables for fiber; 3) cultured foods for
probiotics; 4) eight glasses of water a day.
The night before your colon cleanse…
Take your choice of gentle herbal laxatives. Soak
dried figs, prunes and raisins in water; add 1 tbsp.
molasses, cover, leave over night.
The next 2-4 days…
—On rising: take a cleansing booster product, or 1
heaping teaspoon of a fiber drink in juice or water.
Take 1000mg vitamin C with bioflavonoids to
raise body glutathione levels.
—Breakfast: discard dried fruits from soaking water
and take a small glass of the liquid.
—Mid-morning: take 2 tbsp. aloe juice concentrate
in a glass of juice or water and 1000mg vitamin C.
—Lunch: take a small glass of potassium broth (page
299); or a glass of fresh carrot juice.
—Mid-afternoon: take a large glass of fresh apple
juice; or an herbal colon cleansing tea.
—About 5 o’ clock: a small glass of potassium broth,
or fresh carrot juice, or a mixed vegetable drink.
—Supper: take a glass of apple or papaya juice and
1000mg vitamin C. (Note: Finish your cleanse
with a small raw foods salad on the last night.)
—Before Bed: repeat the herbal cleansers that you
took on rising, and take a cup of mint tea.
Colon Cleanse Supplement
Suggestions
Choose 2 or 3 cleansing boosters.
…Gentle herbal laxatives: Zand Cleansing Laxative
tabs or Gaia Natural Laxative. Note: If you
have a sensitive colon or irritable bowel disease
(IBS), heal your colon before you cleanse. Avoid
products with senna or cascara sagrada. Use a
gentle herbal cleansing formula, with peppermint
oil, like Crystal Star BWL-Tone I.B.S., to lessen
inflammation and irritation of bowel mucosa
which make the bowel more permeable to toxins.
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…Cleansing boosters: Planetary Triphala; Nature’s
Secret Supercleanse; Gaia Herbs Supreme Cleanse;
Renew Life Cleanse More system; Crystal Star
Herbal Laxa caps; una de gato extract drops in
water.
…Chlorophyll sources: Crystal Star Energy Green
drink; Pure Planet Chlorella; Futurebiotics Colon
Green; Wakunaga Kyogreen drink; Green Foods
Green Magma if you have IBS.
…Enzymes: Transform ation Enzyme Digest-Zyme with
meals; Use Purezyme or Crystal Star Dr. Enzyme with
Protease and Bromelain between meals if you have
food allergies, too.
…Electrolyte speed up a cleanse: Nature’s Path Trace-
Lyte Liquid Minerals; Arise & Shine Alkalizer.
…Probiotics replenish healthy bacteria: Jarr ow Jarr o-
Dophilus.
…Antioxidants defeat pollutants: Country Life Super
10 Antioxidant; Nutricology Antiox.
…Fiber support: Planetary Tri-Cleanse; AloeLife
FiberMate.
Note 1: Drugstore laxatives aren’t really cleansers.
Relief is only temporary, they’re usually habit-forming,
irritate intestinal membranes, and don’t get to the root
of the problem. Often the bowels expel whatever loose
material is around.
Note 2: Colon problems are often chronic and need
several rounds of cleansing. Alternate with periods of
eating a healthy diet.
Colon Cleanse Bodywork
Suggestions
Techniques to enhance your cleanse.
—Irrigate: a colonic irrigation is a good way to start
a colon/bowel cleanse. (See how to take a colonic,
page 203) Grapefruit seed extract (15 to 20 drops
in a gallon of water) is effective, especially if there
is colon toxicity along with constipation. Or, take
a catnip or diluted liquid chlorophyll enema every
other night during the cleanse. Note: Enemas
may be given to children. Use smaller amounts
according to size and age. Allow water to enter very
slowly; let them expel when they wish.
—Exercise: take a brisk walk for an hour every day
to help keep your elimination channels moving.
—Bathe: take long warm baths during your cleanse.
A lower back/pelvis massage and dry skin
brushing help release toxins coming out through
the skin. Lemon Detox Bath: add into warm bath:
5 drops lemon, 2 drops geranium essential oil.
—Massage therapy: get one good lower back and
pelvis massage during your cleanse.
—Visualize your detox: Close your eyes; inhale and
exhale long and slowly. As you exhale, visualize
toxins dislodging and leaving your colon. As you
inhale, visualize nourishing nutrients rebuilding
vibrancy.
Do You Need A
Bladder-Kidney
Cleanse?
Kidney function is vital to health. The kidneys
are largely responsible for the elimination of waste
products from protein breakdown (like urea and
ammonia). If the movement of salts, proteins or
other bio-chemicals goes awry, a whole range of
health problems arises, from mild water retention, to
major kidney failure, and mineral loss. Concentrated
protein wastes can cause chronic inflammation of
kidney filtering tissues (nephritis), and can overload
the blood with toxins, causing uremia.
Your bladder and kidneys do more than just
remove water wastes. The bladder and kidneys are
primary removal sites for toxic and potentially toxic
chemicals in the bloodstream, channelling pollutants
and chemicals out of body systems before they build
up in the tissues and contaminate cells — crucial to
the body’s internal hygiene.
The urinary system is part of a complex process that
maintains your body’s fluid stability. Urinary controls
are involved with the brain, hormones, and receptors
all over the body. They are smart controls that register
what your body needs for fluids. Sometimes, they
remove very little salt or water; at other times, they
remove a lot. By the way… dehydration is the most
common stress on the kidneys. Natural medicine
emphasizes the importance of ample, high-quality
water for kidney health.
Do you have chronic lower back pain, irritated
urination, frequent unexplained chills, fever, or nausea
or fluid retention? A gentle, natural, 3 to 5 day cleanse
may be just the thing to keep you from getting a fullblown,
painful bladder infection.
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The Dramatic Rise Of
Iatrogenic (Doctor-
Caused) Disease
“Iatrogenic disease” means disease caused by
doctors, hospitals or drugs. It’s a skyrocketing problem
in today’s drug-oriented society. The highest numbers
from the Nutrition Institute of America shows that
the medical system may be between the first and third
leading cause of death in the U.S., causing upwards
of 784,000 deaths per year! ...chilling as Americans
add to that the highly debated rules and regulations
of universal healthcare.
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or interactions alone
are estimated to be between the 4th and 6th leading
cause of death in the United States—with a death toll
of over 200,000 people each year. The rate at which
patients pick up an infection while being treated in
a U.S. hospital has also dramatically increased. Each
year, upwards of 260,000 patients die as a result of
hospital-acquired infections. Adding insult to injury
you may be paying the price in terms of your health
(and pocketbook!) for medical procedures you don’t
even need. A new report shows Americans are exposed
to at least 7 times the radiation from routine diagnostic
tests as we were 30 years ago. A single CT scan alone
delivers as much radiation as 113 chest X-rays!
The problem has escalated so much that government
agencies require more accountability. Medicare
stopped paying hospitals in 2008 for many conditions
acquired during hospital stays. (Medicare is now
excluding reimbursement for preventable problems
like pressure sores, objects left inside patients during
surgery, air embolism, transfusion errors, catheter or
surgery caused infections, and falls.)
You may be more likely to be injured or killed by
a visit to a physician than by a car accident. Deepak
Chopra, M.D. estimates that “the number of people
that die every two days as the result of medical
treatment in the U.S. is equivalent to three 747 crashes,
with fatalities.”
Most Americans today take prescription drugs or
know someone who does. Yet, the prescriptions you
trust can be harmful. The majority of us will spend
time in a hospital at some point in our lives. Yet
research shows you may leave a hospital sicker than
you were when you checked in.
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my own stem cells reinjected for an astounding
effect in speed of healing. I believe stem cells will
be a game-changer in human healing.
- Alternative medicine practitioners also believe
that the body heals itself. They view symptoms
like fever or inflammation, as signs that the body
is mounting an immune response to heal itself.
Instead of trying to eliminate symptoms, lifestyle
therapy treatments work to enhance the body’s
own natural defenses and healing vitality.
- Alternative practitioners are also teachers who
can empower you to help yourself. Many adopt
the position of coach rather than doctor, allowing
patients to rally and use the personal power of their
own healing systems.
- Lifestyle is significant to healing. Alternative
practitioners look beyond the physical symptoms
and take into account that a patient’s mental,
emotional, even spiritual life as inseparable from
physical health. Lifestyle therapy is more subtle
than drugs or surgery. You should expect the
healing effects of natural medicines to be slower
but more permanent—a normal result of your
body taking its time to do it right.
- The natural healing rule of thumb is one month
of healing for every year you’ve had the problem.
Healthy Healing, the book you have in your hands,
offers you personal empowerment with its wealth of
lifestyle choices for health problems… things you
can do for yourself to improve almost every health
condition. Even if the condition is serious, even if you
are under traditional medical care, there are always
significant things you can do to help your body heal.
Healing is an achievement of the spirit as well as a
physical process. I have seen this to be true in case
after case, regardless of the problem or its duration.
Healthy Healing details both empirical evidence
and clinical studies to offer you choices that are
non-invasive, health supporting, body balancing
and disease-preventing as well as healing. Good
information is the key. Most people have plenty of
common sense as well as intuitive knowledge about
themselves and their health problems. With solid
information, people invariably make good choices
for their health.
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S E C TI O N O NE : H EALT H C A R E C H O I C E S - i a t ro g e n i c d i s e a s e
If you have a serious immune disorder like AIDS
or cancer, or are undergoing treatments that depress
immune response like chemotherapy or radiation,
infections that spread through hospitals can spell
life or death. Years ago, I lost a friend suffering from
leukemia not to his cancer, but instead, to a virulent
lung fungus he caught in the hospital while being
treated with chemo.
Medical procedures we have seen as miracles,
like heart bypass surgery, can have serious risks
and drawbacks. Nearly 1 in 25 people die during
bypass surgery itself. The newest studies show that
an extraordinary number of people who do survive
the surgery experience a significant decrease in brain
function and memory.
Are You Filling A Prescription
For Disaster?
Even during these turbulent economic times, the
drug industry is the most profitable industry in the
U.S. Over 2.5 billion prescriptions are filled each year
by people who have little or no idea what the drugs
do, the side effects they cause or the consequences of
long term use. The elderly are prime targets for drug
therapy, often taking two, three, or even more different
prescriptions at the same time. Yet, at least 250
available drugs should not be taken by older adults.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms, memory deterioration,
injury accidents, thought to be a result of aging, are
now regularly the result of drug therapy!
In fact, all prescriptions from 2010 forward are
required to be written electronically, instead of
by hand, in an effort to eliminate at least 25% of
preventable adverse drug reactions.
Our Electronic Lifestyle Adds To
The Problem
Today people easily get their prescriptions over the
internet. Just fill out a short on-line questionnaire—
powerful and potentially dangerous drugs arrive in
the mail. Literally thousands of web sites advertise
and ship the highly controversial drug Viagra and its
newer cousins Cialis and Levitra without any doctor’s
prescription, at great discounts. All three drugs have
been linked to several thousand deaths… the vast
majority involving two types of men… older men
with pre-existing heart conditions, and younger men
(most without prescriptions) who want to push their
body over their limits.
Americans spend billions each year on over-thecounter
drugs, mostly for heartburn or pain relief.
We take over 85 million aspirin, linked to gastric
bleeding, every single day! NSAIDs (non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen are widely
popular for pain relief, but are also linked to serious
gastrointestinal problems and bleeding. The latest
statistics show NSAIDs send 76,000 people to the
hospital and kill 7,600 people annually in the U.S.!
What’s The Health Result Of
This Massive Over-Medication In
America?
Every year, for thousands of people, adverse drug
reactions (ADRs) mean trips to an Emergency Room
or even death. For thousands more, drug toxicity is a
silent enemy they may never recognize. Drug residues
linger in the body for years. You might not even see
the consequences of drug overload for a decade!
Over time, drugs build up in fatty tissue, the liver or
the glands where they are unable to be eliminated
through body pathways. As early as our 30s, the liver
and kidneys begin to lose their capacity to metabolize
and eliminate drugs efficiently. Kidney and liver failure
are not uncommon from long-term overuse of overthe-
counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and
ibuprofen.
Searching For The Right
Blend Of Medicine
Clearly modern medicine isn’t all bad. It has saved
thousands of lives and made truly wonderful strides.
The ability to isolate microbes that cause infectious
disease, and to create treatments that would kill those
microbes without killing the patient, was a milestone
in modern medicine. Yet even with the vast medical
arsenal available to them today, doctors can only cure
about one-fourth of the illnesses presented to them.
Only 10-20% of procedures in medical practice have
been shown to be effective in clinical trials. Today,
you’re actually 255 times more likely to react to a
prescription or over-the-counter drug than you
are to experience an adverse reaction to a dietary
supplement.
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Over 50% of Americans now use some form of
complementary or alternative medicine. More than
half of all medical professionals have used alternative
medicine for their own self-care. An increasing
number of MDs are including holistic treatments,
and adopting some practices of natural medicine, in
order to offer their patients the best of both worlds.
I believe the best prescription is really a good
lifestyle plan: a long-term nutritious diet; regular
exercise and mental stimulation; plenty of sleep and
rest; targeted herbal formulas and supplements for
specific body imbalances; a rich spiritual life; and
loving friends and family. Massage therapy is one of my
favorite healing choices. Massage is really therapeutic
touch- beneficial for men, women, children, even pets.
Not one of the latest “miracle” drugs can replace our
basic need to be touched and nurtured.
Today’s health care system seems brutal and cold
at times. The sick are shuffled around from room to
room, waiting… and waiting some more, sometimes
needing major medical care, other times just wanting
someone who will listen to them. Today’s impersonal
medical tests will never replace the vital person-toperson
communication between doctor and patient.
And, a single medical test will never tell the whole
picture—the true state of a person’s mind, body and
spirit.
I feel we need both types of medicine to stay well
in today’s world. In our fast paced, high stress lifestyle,
there may be times when we need to rely on modern
medicine for fast symptom relief or to arrest death
from a health crisis or injury. Still, modern medicine
is no substitute for a nutritious diet, regular exercise
and the remarkable ability of whole herbs to boost
the body’s own natural healing response. And, there is
no question that health and wellness have a profound
spiritual foundation that is personal for each one of us.
If you’ve been affected by the shortfalls of modern
medicine, natural therapies may be ideally suited to
help your body recuperate and regenerate. Although
sometimes necessary, drug therapy (particularly long
term) and surgical procedures take their toll on even
the healthiest of bodies. The goal of any recovery is
getting your body back to its normal state by restoring
its foundation strength. Healthy food and natural
supplements rebalance body chemistry. They allow
your body to rebuild your best defense—your own
immune response.
Legislation, New Laws
And Health Care Tod ay
A short recap on the legal issues affecting your access
to natural health and supplements today.
What natural medicines and healing techniques
can you pursue from conventional health care avenues
today? What can you do for yourself? Who can you
consult in the natural healing world?
A recent report finds that the time spent by patients
with an alternative healer exceeds the time spent with a
conventional physician, and patients are more satisfied
with their interactions with natural healers than
conventional medical practitioners. A new telephone
survey found that 34% of Americans visit alternative
healers spending $13.7 billion on these visits!
Today most insurance policies cover noninvasive,
natural means of healing like physical
therapy, massage, and acupuncture. Many states
have health freedom acts allowing people to receive
consultations from natural healers like herbalists,
homeopaths and traditional naturopaths who are not
currently licensed by the government.
More good news: Studies show 39% of the
population in the United States uses organic products.
21% of Americans buy at least part of their groceries
and supplements at natural foods stores.
So, why does it still feels like our industry is being
attacked from all sides?
Here are a few of the legislative hot button topics
facing the natural foods industry today.
Will Codex Alimentarius
Affect Your Access To
Supplements?
In 1963, the Codex Alimentarius Commission
was created as a joint project by the United Nations
and the World Health Organization. Today the
World Trade Organization recognizes Codex as the
authority for food safety standards. In the past 40
plus years, Codex has created nearly 250 standards
for food safety. Some people are fearful that Codex
will mean the end of access to supplements for health
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Weight Loss, Weight Control,
Fat Management
The latest statistics are shocking. One out of every three Americans is overweight! This doesn’t count kids who
are rapidly becoming an overweight generation. Right now, two-thirds of Americans are trying to lose weight.
Amazingly, of those, only 20% are actually reducing their calories or exercising. Next to smoking, obesity is a
leading preventable cause of death in the United States, contributing to in excess of 320,000 deaths each year.
It’s all up to you. First, decide you want to be thin.
Once you make the decision to be a thin person, analyze what your weight loss block really is. I’ve identified
three of the most common and developed comprehensive programs to address them. Each of the three plans has
years of observed success behind it. Identify your most prominent weight control problem, especially if there
seems to be more than one. As improvement is realized in the primary area, secondary problems are often overcome
in the process. If lingering problem spots still exist, address them with additional supplements after the
first program is underway and producing noticeable results.
Try these quick self-tests to analyze your personal weight loss challenge:
1. Lazy Metabolism and Thyroid Imbalance after 40:
Answering “yes” to 3 of the 5 questions below shows you may be experiencing weight gain related to low
thyroid and lazy metabolism.
• Do you experience weakness and fatigue, especially in the morning?
• Do you have digestive disturbances like heartburn and indigestion?
• Do you experience unusual depression and anxiety?
• Have you experienced unexplained weight gain after age 40?
• Have you had breast fibroids, accompanied by hair loss?
Weight gain after 40 or after menopause usually means lowered thyroid and metabolic activity. Huge studies
reveal that 1 in 10 women over 65 have early stages of hypothyroidism! Boosting metabolism and supporting
your thyroid is easy. Add sea vegetables to your diet like kelp, dulse and nori, rich in natural iodine, as a mainstay.
Or take sea greens in capsules, like Crystal Star® Ocean Minerals™ caps. Herbal formulas show good results
for weight problems caused by low thyroid activity. Try Crystal Star® Thyroid Meta Max™ caps or Gaia Herbs
Thyroid Support phytocaps. Add thermogenic spices like cinnamon, cayenne, mustard and ginger to speed up your
fat burning process. Add ice to your drinks to boost calorie burning… up to 25 more calories per drink! Avoid
breads and pastries; if you have any tendency to wheat or gluten allergies you’ll bloat when you eat them.
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2. Overeating Fat, and Sugar = Excess Calories:
Answering “yes” to 3 of the 5 questions below shows you may be experiencing weight gain related to overeating
fat and sugar calories.
• Do you binge on junk foods, especially fatty and sugary foods?
• Do you eat all of your calories at one meal?
• Do you have second and third helpings at a meal but still feel hungry?
• Do you experience a wired feeling that is only relieved by eating sweets?
• Are you easily frustrated, and moody with frequent crying spells?
Overeating is a big reason why it’s so hard to lose weight. Our lifestyles don’t help. 45% of every food dollar
is spent on eating out, and restaurant portions are bigger than ever as consumers demand more food for their
money. Control your portions so you don’t overeat. Reduce fats to 20% of your food intake. (Don’t replace fats
with fat substitutes like Olestra.) Take your time eating to prevent overeating. An herbal appetite suppressant
with St. John’s wort is appetite will power against cravings for fatty foods. Crystal Star® Will Pow er™ caps with
St. John’s wort are great to reduce appetite surges and overeating binges. Target excess sugar in the blood with
herbs for weight loss. Crystal Star® Sugar Control™ formulas for high or low blood sugar reactions. Increase
healthy essential fatty acids (EFAs) from sources like seafood, sea greens, flax seed oil to cut cravings for fat.
Health from the Sun CLA is the best weight control EFA source, 3000 mg. daily. Use enzyme therapy to improve
fat metabolism. Crystal Star® Dr. Enzyme II: Fat & Starch Buster™ or Transformation Lipozyme.
3. Liver Malfunction, Cellulite Formation, Stress-Related Weight Gain:
Answering “yes” to 3 of the 5 questions below shows your weight gain may be related to stress, liver malfunction
and cellulite.
• Do you have chronic daily stress, daytime fatigue and/or nighttime sleeplessness?
• Do you have bulgy, dimply skin on hips, buttocks, thighs, knees (women) torso, stomach (men)?
• Do you have poor digestion that worsens after fatty meals or chronic constipation or heartburn?
• Do you have a thick waist that doesn’t go away even with exercise and diet improvements?
• Do you have frequent overeating binges that are triggered by stress reactions?
Today, most of us have a liver overloaded with toxic build-up, and it can be responsible for weight gain and
cellulite formation. Detox your liver with Crystal Star® Liver Renew™ caps or Planetary Bupleurum Liver Cleanse.
Add B complex to assist with liver detox and fat metabolism. For cellulite control, use Health from the Sun Lean
For Less program or Crystal Star® Cellulite Release™ caps (they work).
Cellulite Tip: Seaweed body wraps are especially good because they squeeze cellulitic waste back into the
working areas of the body so it can be eliminated. Check out a nearby day spa or take a Crystal Star® Hot Seaweed
Bath™. New research shows high stress may make you gain weight in the tummy area. Crystal Star® Tumm y Bulge
Cortisol Control™ caps fight stress reactions and maximize fat burning.
Watchwords:
Everybody knows yo-yo dieting doesn’t work. Did you know it increases the risk of gallstones, too? For the
best results, start slowly on your weight loss program and stick with it. The five keys to an effective weight control
diet: low fat, high fiber, stress control, regular exercise, lots of water.
Fat isn’t all bad. It’s your body’s chief energy source. Most overweight people have too high blood sugar and
too low fat levels. This causes constant hunger; the delicate balance between fat storage and fat utilization is upset;
and your ability to use fat for energy decreases. Eating fast, fried, or junk foods aggravates this imbalance. You
wind up with empty calories and more cravings. Fat becomes non-moving energy; fat cells become fat storage
depots. But don’t replace fats with fat substitutes like Olestra. Fake fats fool your tastebuds, not your stomach.
In one study, people who replaced 20% of their fat with fake fats were still hungry at the end of the day and they
ate twice as much food as normal! Fake fats are nutrition thieves. Eating a one ounce portion of olestra potato
chips on a daily basis reduces blood carotene levels by 50%!
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Changing fat composition in your diet is the key. The importance of cutting back on saturated fat cannot
be overstated. Saturated fats are hard for the liver to metabolize. Focus on healthy fats from seafood, sea greens,
nuts and seeds which curb cravings by initiating a satiety response levels.
Water can get you over diet plateaus. Dehydration slows resting metabolic rate (RMR), so waste products
like ketones build up in tissues. Drink juices or green tea each morning to wash out wastes.
A little caffeine after a meal raises thermogenesis (calorie burning) and boosts metabolic rate. Fat burning
spices like ginger, cinnamon, garlic, mustard and cayenne in your recipes work, too.
High fiber fruits and veggies are a key to successful body toning. Have an apple every day!
Choose 2 or 3 supplements to help the good fats burn bad fats:
Good fats burn bad fats, help stop binging: CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) 2000 mg. daily; Barleans Omega-3
Flax Oil or Udo’s Perfected Oil Blend; Richardson Labs Chroma-Slim lipotropic-carnitine.
Stimulate BAT thermogenesis: Evening Primrose oil 3000 mg. daily; Carnitine 3000 mg. daily; Crystal Star®
Thermo Thinner caps (women) or Spare Tire Repair™ (men); Gaia Diet Slim phytocaps; Esteem Trim & Firm AM
& PM; Nature’s Secret Ultimate Weight Loss; Herpanacine Diamond Trim.
Nutrient deficiencies lead to food binges: B-complex with extra B6 200 mg. boosts serotonin, metabolizes
carbs; low minerals lead to sugar craving: Try Crystal Star® Ocean Minerals™; Eidon Zinc liquid.
Control food cravings: Crystal Star® Will Pow er™ caps with St. John’s Wort; 5-HTP as directed; chromium
picolinate (400 mcg.); L-glutamine 2000 mg., spirulina and bee pollen for sugar cravings; Pinnacle Estrolean;
NADH 5 mg. in the morning for an energy lift and to help drop those last five pounds. Ginkgo biloba extract 2
– 3 times a day to help reduce stress linked to weight gain around the middle (not if you are taking Warfarin).
Natural fat blockers: Fat digesting enzymes, Crystal Star® Dr. Enzyme II : Fat & Starch Buster™ or Transformation
Lypozyme; garcinia cambogia in formulas like Now ’s Citri-Max or Planetary Triphala Garcinia program;
Pyruvate aids in transforming blood sugar into energy, 5 g. daily; try Twin Lab Pyruvate Fuel; Chitosan reduces
absorption of fats; Esteem Chitosan Herbal Slim or Natural Balance Fat Magnet. Note: Gastrointestinal problems
may result from excessive use of pyruvate or chitosan.
Boost metabolism: Jump start your weight loss program with calcium, about 1600 mg. daily or Lane Labs
Advacal Ultra. Enzymatic Therapy Thyroid/Tyrosine caps, or for compulsive eating, tyrosine 1000 mg. with zinc
30 mg. daily. Ayurvedic guggulsterone, like Solaray Guggul caps; Crystal Star® Thyroid Meta Max caps.
Regular exercise almost ensures weight loss
Daily exercise is the key to permanent, painless weight control. Exercise releases fat from the cells. (Exercising
early in the day can raise metabolism as much as 25%! Exercising before breakfast is best because the body
dips into its fat stores for quick energy.) Even if eating habits are just slightly changed, you can still lose weight
with a brisk hour’s walk, or 15 minutes of aerobic exercise. One pound of fat represents 3500 calories. A 3 mile
walk burns up 250 calories. In less than 2 weeks, you’ll lose a pound of real extra fat. That’s 3 pounds a month
and 30 pounds a year without changing your diet. It’s easy to see how cutting down even moderately on fatty,
sugary foods in combination with exercise can still provide the look and body tone you want.
Exercise promotes an afterburn effect, raising metabolic rate from 1.00 to 1.05-1.15 per minute up to 24
hours afterwards. Calories are used up at an even faster rate after exercise.
Weight training exercise increases lean muscle mass, replacing fat-marbled muscle tissue with lean muscle.
Muscle tissue burns calories; the greater the amount of muscle tissue you have, the more calories you can burn.
This is very important because aging decreases muscle mass. Exercise before a meal raises blood sugar levels and
thus decreases appetite, often for several hours afterward.
Deep breathing exercises increase metabolic rate.
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Intense Fat and Sugar Cleanse
Is your body showing signs that it needs a fat and sugar cleanse?
• Is cellulite collecting on your hips, thighs or tummy? Cellulite is a mixture of fat, water and wastes trapped
beneath the skin.
• Are your upper arms slightly flabby? Is your waistline, wrists and ankles noticeably thicker?
• Does your face look jowl-y or puffy?
If your diet problem is eating too much fat and sugars, try my light detox from fats and sugars for 1 – 3 days.
It makes you feel terrific and it’s so easy. Sugary foods and highly processed foods like fast foods are so devoid
of digestive enzymes that they collect as excess fat. If you are congested, your body tries to dump its metabolic
wastes to get them out of the way. One of the places that receives metabolic wastes is excess fat.
Start the night before with a green leafy salad to sweep your intestines. Dry brush your skin all over for five
minutes before you go to bed to open your pores for the night’s cleansing eliminations.
Upon rising: have a cup of green tea to cut through and eliminate fatty wastes. For maximum results, add
drops of ginseng extract to control sugar cravings, or licorice extract for sugar stabilizing.
Breakfast: have a Fat Melt Down Juice: juice 2 apples, 2 pears, 1 slice of fresh ginger to help reduce fat from
places where it is stored in cellulite. The ginger stimulates better blood circulation.
Mid-morning: a green superfood drink once a day helps cleanse your body of fatty build-up.
Lunch: enjoy a mixed vegetable juice, like Knudsen’s Very Veggie. Regular V-8 juice works fine.
Mid-afternoon: Take a glass of papaya-pineapple juice, or a cup of green tea to enhance enzyme production.
Enzymes are a dieter’s best friend!
Dinner: Have miso soup with snipped sea greens. Sea veggies add minerals and improve sluggish metabolism.
Add spices like cayenne, mustard and ginger to speed up fat burning.
Before bed: have a cup of apple juice, licorice or peppermint tea to restore normal body pH.
Watchwords:
• Focus on reducing fats and sugars in your diet. Add more fiber to get rid of excess sugar, especially from
whole grains, legumes like peas, and vegetables. High fiber foods improve glucose metabolism, help promote
weight loss and reduce cravings for sugar.
• Take a 15 minute dry sauna several days a week for a month. Raising your body temperature with dry heat
really helps balance sugar levels. When I worked at a European spa, we used this technique for weight loss
and blood sugar problems with great results!
• Expert dieters drink 8 glasses of water a day. Water naturally suppresses appetite and helps maintain a high
metabolic rate. In fact, water is the most important catalyst for increased fat burning. It enhances the liver’s
ability to detox and metabolize so it can process more fats. Don’t worry about fluid retention; high water
intake actually decreases bloating, because it flushes out sodium and toxins.
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Choose 2 or 3 supplements to keep your diet plan working:
• Special tips for sugar cravers: Source Naturals Gluco Science, 1-2 tablets, 3x daily before meals. Also, try
acupressure for will power against sugar cravings. Pinch the little bud of cartilage directly above your ear
canal for 1 minute to short-circuit nerve impulses that cause cravings.
• Appetite suppressant help: Crystal Star Will Pow er™ caps help control appetite and speed fat burning;
Gaia Herbs Diet Slim; Source Naturals Diet-Phen.
• Essential fatty acids: If you’re on a very low fat diet, you may be missing the good fats. Without essential fatty
acids (EFAs), appetite increases and poor fat metabolism is certain. Excess fluid retention is also controlled
by EFAs. Add Flax Oil, 1 or 2 tbsp. over a salad; Crystal Star® Evening Primrose Oil, 1000 – 2000 mg. daily;
CLA—an Omega-6 fatty acid with fat-burning properties, 1800 mg. daily.
• Capillary strengthening: you must tighten capillary walls in order to keep extra fat and cellulite from returning.
Bioflavonoids are important: Pure Planet Amla C Plus.
• Enzyme support: Crystal Star® Dr. Enzyme II : Fat & Starch Buster (releases trapped fats and starches - highly
recommended).
• Electrolytes dramatically boost energy levels: Alacer Emergen-C drink mix; Arise & Shine Alkalizer; Nature’s
Path Trace-Lyte Liquid Minerals.
Regular exercise almost ensures weight loss regardless of the problem
• Exercise: Exercise promotes an “afterburn” effect, raising metabolic rates for up to 24 hours. Exercise before
a meal raises blood sugar levels and decreases appetite for several hours. Are you a woman with a little
menopause tummy bulge? Do 100 hard tummy sucks each morning. It works!
• Dry brushing: Fatty wastes can get trapped beneath the skin’s surface easily (especially in women) when the
liver or lymphatic systems are sluggish. Use a natural bristle brush — brush vigorously in a rotary motion
and massage every part of your body in this order: feet and legs, hands and arms, back and abdomen, chest
and neck. Five to fifteen minutes is the average time.
• Massage: Have a massage therapy treatment at the end of your cleanse to move excess fluid wastes and
unattached fats into elimination systems, and to stimulate skin circulation.
• Enema: Take an enema the first day of your fat cleanse to help release toxins from the body.
• Bathe away excess fats: Crystal Star® Hot Seaweed Bath™; or try this sea salt bath: add 1 cup Dead Sea salts,
1 cup Epsom salts, ½ cup regular sea salt and ¼ cup baking soda to a tub; swish in 3 drops lavender oil, 2
geranium drops oil, 2 drops sandalwood oil and 1 drop neroli oil.
Weight Control After 40
There’s no doubt about it. Weight loss gets more difficult after 40. The latest figures show that body fat typically
doubles between the ages of 20 and 50. Everybody goes through a change of life, and those middle years affect our
body shapes, too… for both men and women. One of the worst problems America’s fitness oriented population
faces in their 40s and 50s is a disconcerting body thickening and a slow, steady rise in weight. It seems to happen
with everybody, even people who have always been slim, who have a good diet, and who regularly exercise.
For women, a major calorie-burning process grinds to a halt after menopause. A woman’s menstrual cycle
consumes extra calories. Experts say that the metabolic rise in the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle accounts for
up to 20,000 calories a year! Those calories really start to add up when menstruation ceases. Women also develop
more deep abdominal fat (but less fat around their hips and thighs) as estrogen levels drop with menopause.
A woman needs to work a little harder to lose that extra fat later in life, but once her body adjusts to new
hormone levels, weight gain stabilizes, becomes manageable, and, often falls back to premenopausal levels. Lower
testosterone levels in andropausal men mean a decrease in muscle mass and increase in fat storage. But, most
men, by cutting back on fat and adding fiber to their diets can lose the spare tire.
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Add calcium (and magnesium) to your weight loss program after 40! New large studies reveal an entirely
new diet fact. People over 40 on weight control diets lost weight if they had enough calcium but did not lose weight
if they were calcium deficient… magnesium works with calcium on a weight control diet because serotonin (a
natural appetite suppressant) needs magnesium and Vitamin B6 to activate. I prefer herbal calcium combinations
like Crystal Star® Calcium Magnesium Source™ caps or Flora Calcium Liquid with high absorbability and natural
calcium-magnesium balance; for regular calcium sources, take at least 1600 mg. a day and 800 mg. magnesium
or take Lane Labs Advacal Ultra (high absorbability).
For weight loss after 40, begin with two starting points:
1. Improve body chemistry at the gland and hormone level
2. Re-establish better, long-lasting metabolic rates.
1. Love your liver The liver is your body’s chemical plant responsible for fat metabolism. It is intricately involved
with hormone functions, so it is the prime target to optimize for weight loss after 40. Weight gain and energy
loss signal a liver that has enlarged through overwork, alcohol exhaustion and congestion. A good calorie-burning
herbal formula with ginseng works extremely well. Try Crystal Star® Thermo Thinner™ caps along with Cellulite
Release™ caps; Herbs, Etc. Ginseng Seven Source; or add liver tonics: fresh vegetable juices, dandelion greens, milk
thistle seed extract (accelerates liver regeneration by a factor of four); or a liver tonic tea: 4 oz. hawthorn berries, 2
oz. red sage, and 1 oz. cardamom seeds. Steep 24 hours in 2 qts. water. Add honey. Take 2 cups daily.
2. Consciously eat less. As metabolism slows, you don’t need to fuel it up as much, because your body
doesn’t use up nutrients like it once did. If you eat like you did in your 20s and 30s, your body will store too much,
mostly as fat. Moderate food intake may extend lifespan by as much as ten years!
Make sure you eat a low fat diet. Even with all the fat-conscious foods on the market today, Americans still
consume one-third of their calories as fat. Your fat intake should be about 20% for weight control, 15% or less
for weight loss. But remember: no-fat is not good for weight loss, either. Your body goes into a survival mode
if you eliminate all fat, shedding its highly active lean muscle tissue to reduce your body’s need for food. When
lean muscle tissue decreases, fat burning slows or stops. Use Crystal Star® Dr. Enzyme II: Fat & Starch Buster™
enzymes to keep food from depositing as fat storage.
Control your food portions. Portion control is a cornerstone of weight control. Even if your diet is healthy
and reasonably low in fat, there’s no way you can eat all you want of anything. Eat smaller meals every 2 to 3
hours to keep your appetite hole from gnawing, and to keep metabolic rate high. Small meals virtually prevent
carbohydrates and proteins from being converted to fat.
Control hunger with safe herbal appetite suppressants. Serotonin is the brain chemical linked to mood
and appetite. Serotonin balancers like St. John’s wort, and evening primrose oil help reduce food cravings. Try
an herbal weight loss compounds like Crystal Star Tummy Bulge Cortisol Control™ caps with St. John’s wort.
Superfoods - barley grass, spirulina, sea greens and alfalfa can be keys to controlling appetite. Take a green drink
with these low-calorie foods in mid-afternoon to rapidly decrease a craving for high-calorie foods. Crystal Star’s
Energy Green Renewal™ drink can raise both metabolic rate and activity levels.
Control your cravings. The herb gymnema sylvestre helps control sugar cravings. Gymnema binds with
sugar receptors in the mouth, causing sugary foods to lose their appealing sweet flavor, an effect that lasts up to 2
hours. Seven different clinical studies show garcinia cambogia or HCA (hydroxycitric acid) reduces food intake an
amazing 46% when taken orally. Gaia Herbs Diet Slim combines gymnema and HCA. Crystal Star Sugar Control
formulas help reduce high or low blood sugar reactions that contribute to food cravings and weight gain.
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3. Raise your metabolism. A high metabolic rate means you burn more fat, lose weight easier, maintain your
ideal body weight more comfortably. Crystal Star Thyroid Meta Max™ and guggul 1500 – 3000 mg. a day help.
Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. Breakfast is the worst meal to skip if you want to raise metabolism. It
sends a temporary fasting signal to the brain that food is going to be scarce. So stress hormones increase, and the
body begins shedding lean muscle tissue in order to decrease its need for food. By the time you eat again, your
pancreas is so sensitized to a lack of food, that it sharply increases blood insulin levels, your body’s signal to make
fat. Eating early in the day, when your metabolism is at its best, and hours of activity ahead in which to burn fats
is the best for weight loss. Reduce both sugars and fats - they slow metabolism. Fats have twice the calories, gram
for gram, as protein and complex carbohydrates. They also use only 2% of their calories before the fat storage
process begins. Protein and carbohydrates burn almost 25% of their calories before storing them as fat. Limit
alcohol consumption, even wine, to two glasses or less a day. With seven calories per gram, alcohol sugars shift
metabolism in favor of fat depositing; too much alcohol burdens the liver and stimulates the appetite.
Eat fat-burning foods. Foods that raise metabolism are fresh fruits and vegetables (full of enzymes), whole
grains and legumes. Eat fruits for breakfast or between meals. If you eat them with or after meals, the fructose is
likely to be converted to fat by the liver. Sea greens work especially well for women to recharge metabolism and
balance thyroid activity. Sea greens are also a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like D, and K which help balance
estrogen, and DHEA. Two tablespoons a day are a therapeutic dose. Add them chopped and dried to any salad,
soup, rice dish or omelet. Or, add 6 pieces of sushi daily to your diet.
Re-activate your fat-burning systems with herbs. Herbal adaptogens like panax and eleuthero ginsengs,
suma, gotu kola, and licorice root normalize body homeostasis; ginkgo biloba and hawthorn boost circulation;
bee pollen, alfalfa, sarsaparilla and black cohosh support the liver; spices and sea greens like cayenne, ginger, kelp
and spirulina help the thyroid. Crystal Star® Thyroid Meta Max™ caps greatly enhance fat burning.
Amino acids boost metabolism and keep lean muscle. L-Phenylalanine (LPA), suppresses appetite, boosts
energy and reduces food craving. (Avoid phenylalanine if you take anti-depressants, have high blood pressure, or
are pregnant.) L-Tyrosine is a thyroid precursor and reduces appetite. L-Carnitine suppresses appetite, accelerates
fat metabolism and helps control sugar levels. Ornithine (1000 mg. daily) helps boost metabolism and curb
appetite. Amino acids combined in a formula like Anabol Naturals Amino Balance work extremely well.
Drink plenty of water. Drink at least six 8 oz. glasses of water daily, even if you’re not thirsty. Water naturally
suppresses appetite, helps maintain a high metabolic rate, promotes good digestion and regular bowel movements,
and actually reduces fat deposits. Water may be the most important catalyst for fat burning, because it increases
the liver’s detoxification and fat metabolism activity. Don’t worry about fluid retention. High water intake actually
decreases bloating, because it flushes out sodium and toxins. Low water intake causes more fat deposits. Expert
dieters know each pound of fat burned releases 22 ounces of water which must be flushed away along with the
metabolic by-products of fat breakdown. Try Penta water. It tastes great and rehydrates fast.
4. Exercise for sure. The newest studies find that regular exercise extends life-span and cuts the risk for heart
attack in half! Unfortunately other new statistics from the National Institutes of Health find that 58% of adult
Americans get no or little exercise. Daily exercise is the key to permanent, painless weight control. No diet will
work without exercise; with it, almost every diet will. Exercise before a meal raises blood sugar levels, increases
metabolism and decreases appetite. Even if you just slightly change your eating habits, you can still lose weight
with a brisk hour’s walk. Calories continue burning at a greater pace for several hours after you exercise! Exercise
also improves your mood through endorphin release in the brain. Exercise also transports oxygen and nutrients
through the body, and helps eliminate carbon dioxide and toxins from the tissues. Exercise not only helps you
look better, it helps you feel better.
Get a little sunshine. The sun receives a lot of criticism today, but sunlight in moderation boosts metabolism
and digestion. Eat outdoors when you can. Sunlight can produce metabolic effects in the body similar to that of
physical training.
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Thermogenesis is critical to weight loss after 40.
Thermogenesis is about fat burning. About 75% of the calories you eat work to keep you alive and support
your resting metabolic rate. The rest are stored as white fat, or burned up by brown adipose tissue, (BAT), your
fat-burning factory. Brown fat is the body’s chief regulator of thermogenesis, so the more active your brown fat
is, the easier it is to maintain a desirable weight. Dieters who rely solely on restricting their calorie intake usually
end up disappointed, because extreme calorie restriction lowers the rate of thermogenesis. Your body actually
burns less fat than it did before you started dieting. People who yo-yo on and off low calorie diets have even
more problems. When a yo-yo dieter begins to increase calorie intake after dieting, their metabolic rate does not
return to pre-diet levels, so they store more calories as fat than they did before they started!
Middle-aged spread means you’re not burning enough calories after you eat. Everybody increases metabolism
after eating, but the amounts of heat (thermogenesis) vary widely. Lean people experience a 40% increase
in heat production after a meal. Overweight people may have only an increase of 10%. Obesity occurs primarily
when brown fat isn’t working properly, only a little thermogenesis takes place, and the body deals with the excess
calories by storing them as fat. During mid-life years, starting in our early 40s, a genetic timer shuts down the
thermogenic mechanism. Turning this timer back on is the secret to re-activating thermogenesis and a more
youthful metabolism.
Here’s how brown fat works to stimulate thermogenesis: A protein, called uncoupling protein, breaks down, or
uncouples, the train of biochemical events that the cells use to turn calories into energy. Brown fat cells continue
to convert calories into heat as long as they are stimulated, and as long as there is white fat for them to work on.
Brown fat activity is also self-perpetuating, because it energizes more uncoupling proteins, produces more brown
fat cells, and results in substantially more excess calories being burned off as heat through thermogenesis.
Research into the genetics of obesity shows that some people are not born with enough brown fat. People
who eat lightly but still can’t lose weight, gain more weight in middle age because the little brown fat they did
have is reduced even further. Thermogenesis research demonstrates that it is possible to reverse this aberration.
Thermogenic herbs have been successful at reactivating brown fat in middle age. They can increase calorie burning
without additional diet changes or exercise, although these things offer added benefits.
1. Thermogenic herbs increase blood flow to lean muscle tissue, so it works faster and longer.
2. Thermogenic herbs suppress appetite. You eat less with less effort.
3. The longer you take thermogenic herb formulas, the more effective they tend to become, because they
help your body produce enough thermogenic activity to make a difference.
Crystal Star® Thin After 40™ caps contain liver support herbs, appetite control herbs, thermogenic herbs
and metabolism boosters. If you put on pounds from fats and starches, add Crystal Star® Dr. Enzyme II: Fat &
Starch Buster™.
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Weight Control for Kids
Today’s children are becoming an overweight generation. America’s adults may be paying more attention to
their diets, but statistics show that U.S. kids are the heaviest they’ve ever been. Today one in five school children
are overweight. In fact, the incidence of childhood obesity has doubled in just the past two decades! Until the
1960s, weight control wasn’t much of a problem for kids. But the fifties ushered in the fast food era - refined,
chemicalized foods that changed people’s metabolism and cell structure. As the fifties kids became parents, they
passed on immune defense depletions and digestion problems to their kids who are now the parents of the overweight,
undernourished kids of today. It’s only the beginning. T.V. food advertising especially targets kids who
are eating an ever widening array of chemical-laced, genetically altered foods, and junky foods with too much
fat, salt, sugar and calories. Some kids eat out of a box most of the time!
Overweight children face early diseases, low self-esteem, depression and rejection by peers. If a child’s extra
weight is still hanging on by their teenage years, there’s a 77% likelihood they will be overweight as adults. But,
crash diets are not the solution for kids (or adults). Changing the focus to health, to having a fit body instead of
a thin body can make all the difference in a weight management program. Kids need mineral-rich building foods,
fiber-rich energy foods, and protein-rich growth foods.
U.S. schools have dropped the ball for children’s health. A 10-year study by the President’s Council on Physical
Fitness showed two very disconcerting facts:
• 85% of the children and teenagers tested failed basic fitness tests. P.E. classes in U.S. schools, most sports
and many extra-curricular activities have been dropped, and our kids are paying the price. Most kids attend
only 1 or 2 physical education classes a week. Forty percent of boys ages 6 – 12 can’t touch their toes; American
girls actually run slower today than they did 10 years ago. P.E. teachers have been reassigned to other classes
in a full 75% of U.S. schools.
• As many as 90% of American children already have at least one risk factor for a degenerating disease.
The telecommunications age brought kids computers, TVs, and video games—and a lot less active playtime.
Today’s kids get less exercise and outdoor play than any previous generation. Most watch up to 28 hours
of TV a week. By the time U.S. kids reach their senior high school year, they’ve spent over 3 years of their
lives watching TV. Even more alarming, heart disease is now traceable to early childhood. U.S. doctors are
discovering that many American teens (even some 3 year olds) already have fatty deposits on their coronary
arteries. And, type 2 diabetes is increasingly being diagnosed in overweight kids.
2-Day Junk Food Detox for Kids
Today’s kids rely on junk foods. Children are rewarded with food for good behavior or denied food for punishment
from an early age. As they grow older, kids tend to continue that cycle by rewarding themselves with salty,
sugary, fatty snacks, soft drinks, and nitrate-loaded lunch meats before parents even come home from work.
Try a light detox to start a good weight control program for an overweight child, who usually has “toxic overload”
from too many chemical-laced foods. A gentle detox normalizes body chemistry. Avoid all highly processed,
junky foods, red meats and dairy foods, except yogurt during this detox.
On rising: give citrus juice with 1 tsp. acidophilus liquid, or lemon juice and water with maple syrup.
Breakfast: offer apples, pineapple, papaya or oranges. Add vanilla yogurt, or rice or soy milk.
Mid-morning: give fresh carrot juice. Add ¼ tsp. Ester C crystals to neutralize body toxins.
Lunch: give fresh crunchy veggies with a yogurt dip; or a fresh veggie salad with yogurt dressing.
Mid-afternoon: offer a refreshing herb tea, like licorice or peppermint tea with maple syrup.
Dinner: give a salad, with avocados, carrots, kiwi, romaine, other high vitamin A foods; and a miso soup.
Before bed: offer a relaxing chamomile tea, add ¼ tsp. Ester C crystals; or a cup of miso soup.
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Light-Right Diet for Kids
Breakfast is a key to weight loss for kids. A high fiber breakfast cuts a child’s calorie intake by up to 200
calories a day and holds a child’s energy and hunger until lunchtime. Add plenty of fresh enzyme-rich foods. Many
of today’s diets don’t work because they rely on microwaved foods—a process that kills the enzymes. Enzyme
dead foods create a nutritional gap for our kids. For children, this also means weight gain and constipation, a
major problem for kids that eat a lot of dairy foods like milk, cheese and ice cream. 20% of Caucasian children
and 80% of black children don’t produce lactase, the enzyme necessary to digest milk.
Two enzyme-rich juice recipes that even the pickiest of kids will ask for
again and again.
1. Green Drink for Kids: Make it in a juicer. Make it easy. Use any fresh veggies that your child likes most.
Include green leafy vegetables like spinach, sunflower greens and lettuces. I find that kids like baby veggies - baby
bok choy, baby carrots and sprouts. Don’t forget sweet-tasting veggies like cucumbers, celery and tomatoes. Note:
If you don’t have a juicer, give your child a plant enzyme supplement to keep his metabolism going strong, like
Transformation’s Digestzyme.
2. Energizing Fruit Smoothie: Use fresh fruit, not canned or frozen. Blend 1 banana and 1 orange with
apple juice. Add half a papaya or one-quarter of a fresh pineapple.
Changing the type of food a child eats without restricting the amount can result in easy, spontaneous weight
loss. Plenty of fresh fruit, un-buttered spicy popcorn, and sandwich fixings are good defenses against junk foods.
Snacks can be satisfying and delicious without adding significant amounts of sugar or fat. Young children need
two or three snacks daily to have a nutritious diet, because their stomachs don’t hold all they need in three meals.
The following diet serves as an easy weight control guideline for kids. It has passed many tests on both overweight
and “couch potato” kids for foods that they will eat. Rely on your health food store for good ingredients.
On rising: give a vitamin/mineral drink like All One Multiple Vitamins & Minerals or Nature’s Plus Spirutein
(lots of flavors), or 1 teaspoon liquid multi-vitamin in juice (like Floradix Children’s Multi-vitamin/mineral).
Breakfast: have a whole grain cereal with apple juice or a little yogurt and fresh fruit; if more is desired, whole
grain toast or muffins, with a little butter, kefir cheese or nut butter; add eggs, scrambled or baked (no fried eggs);
or have some hot oatmeal or kashi cereal with maple syrup, and yogurt.
Mid-morning: snacks can be whole grain crackers with kefir cheese or low-fat cheese and a sugarless juice or
sparkling fruit water; or apples with yogurt or kefir cheese; or dried fruit, or fruit leather; or celery with peanut
butter; or a no-sugar dried fruit, nut and seed candy bar (easy to make) or trail mix stirred into yogurt.
Lunch: have a fresh veggie, turkey, chicken or shrimp salad sandwich on whole grain bread, with low-fat or
soy cheese and mayonnaise. Add whole grain or corn chips with a low-fat veggie or cheese dip; or a hearty bean
soup with whole grain toast or crackers, and crunchy veggies with garbanzo spread; or a baked potato with a little
butter, kefir cheese, or soy cheese, and a green salad with light dressing; or a vegetarian pizza on a chapati or pita
crust; or whole grain spaghetti or pasta with a light sauce and Parmesan cheese; or a Mexican bean and veggie,
or rice or whole wheat burrito with a natural no-sugar salsa.
Mid-afternoon: have sparkling juice and a dried fruit candy bar, or fruit juice-sweetened cookies; or some
fresh fruit or fruit juice, or an amazake protein drink with whole grain muffins; or a hard boiled egg, and some
whole grain chips with a veggie or low-fat cheese dip; or some whole grain toast and peanut butter.
Dinner: have a light pizza on a whole grain, chapati or egg crust, with veggies, shrimp, and soy or low-fat
mozzarella cheese topping; or whole grain or egg pasta with vegetables and a light tomato and cheese sauce; or
a baked Mexican quesadilla with soy or low-fat cheese and some steamed vegetables or a salad; or a stir-fry with
crunchy noodles, brown rice, baked egg rolls and a light soup; or some roast turkey with corn bread dressing and
a salad; or a tuna casserole with rice, peas and water chestnuts, and toasted chapatis with a little butter.
Before bed: a glass of apple juice or vanilla soy milk or flavored kefir. A snack of unbuttered, spicy, savory
popcorn is good and nutritious anytime.
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Maintenance Recipes for a
Weight Control Diet
Use these recipes on an ongoing basis once your initial healing diet is producing good results.
Breakfast
Breakfast Rice with Fresh Tomatoes
6 cups organic chicken or
vegetable stock
1 cup fresh tomatoes,
chopped
½ tsp. lemon-pepper
seasoning
2 cups jasmine rice
3 tbsp. bottled teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
In a large soup pot, bring the chicken stock, chopped fresh tomatoes and lemon-pepper seasoning to a boil.
Add the jasmine rice, bring to a boil, cover and simmer until water is absorbed. Stir in teriyaki sauce and parmesan
cheese. Serve hot. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 373
Protein------------- 10 g.
Vitamin C---------- 9 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 2 IU
Carbohydrates----- 77 g.
Fiber- -------------- 2 g.
Fat------------------ 2 g.
Cholesterol--------- 2 mg.
Calcium------------ 74 mg.
Iron- --------------- 5 mg.
Magnesium-------- 34 mg.
Potassium---------- 235 mg.
Sodium------------- 702 mg.
Scrambled Eggs Special
6 eggs
6 parsley sprigs (or 2 tsp.
parsley flakes)
½ tsp. sesame salt
1⁄3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
¼ tsp. lemon-pepper
seasoning
1 tsp. dijon mustard
¼ cup minced onion
2 tbsp. vegetable broth
2 tbsp. white wine
In the blender, mix the eggs, parsley, sesame salt, cottage cheese, lemon-pepper and dijon mustard. Set aside.
In a skillet, braise the onion in the vegetable broth and white wine until brown and aromatic. Pour the egg mixture
into hot onion sauté and cook slowly, stirring frequently but gently until eggs are set. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 139
Protein------------- 14 g.
Vitamin C---------- 3 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 1 IU
Carbohydrates----- 2 g.
Fiber- -------------- 1 g.
Fat------------------ 8 g.
Cholesterol--------- 320 mg.
Calcium------------ 56 mg.
Iron- --------------- 1 mg.
Magnesium-------- 11 mg.
Potassium---------- 144 mg.
Sodium------------- 397 mg.
Tofu Scramble
Freeze and thaw tofu first for tastiest results.
1 lb. low-fat tofu
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
¼ cup fresh shiitake
mushrooms, sliced
½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame salt
In a bowl, crumble the tofu and drain well. Set aside. In a skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion, shiitake
mushrooms, and bell pepper for 5 minutes. Add the tofu, soy sauce, sesame salt and sauté for more 5 minutes,
until peppers are just tender and tofu is golden. Serve hot as is or on whole grain toast. Makes 4 servings.
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Tropical Fruit Platter with Strawberry Sauce
2 cups strawberries, chopped
1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. orange juice
1 large pineapple, peeled,
cored, quartered
lengthwise, and cut
crosswise into ¼" slices
1 large ripe papaya, peeled,
quartered, and cut into ¼" slices
6 medium kiwi, peeled, and cut into
thin slices
extra whole strawberries
In a blender, mix the chopped strawberries, honey and orange juice. Set aside. On a large platter, overlap
slices of each fruit. Drizzle strawberry sauce over fruit. Garnish with whole strawberries. Cut each berry into 5
slices from tip to base, (but not all the way through) and flare slightly. Makes 12 servings.
Healing drinks
Morning & Evening Fiber Drink
For daily regularity; use as needed with confidence in its efficiency, without concern about dependency.
4 oz. oat bran or rice bran
1 oz. acidophilus powder
2 oz. flax seed
½ oz. fennel seed
½ oz. apple pectin powder
1 oz. psyllium husk powder
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Take 1 tablespoon in 8 oz. apple juice, morning and bedtime.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 49
Protein------------- 3 g.
Vitamin C---------- 3 mg.
Vitamin E --- trace quantities
Carbohydrates----- 10 g.
Fiber- -------------- 4 g.
Fat------------------ 2 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 75 mg.
Iron- --------------- 2 mg.
Magnesium-------- 46 mg.
Potassium---------- 161 mg.
Sodium------------- 13 mg.
Dieter’s Mid-day Meal Replacement Drink
This drink is good-tasting and satisfying. It is full of foods that help raise metabolism, cleanse and flush out wastes, balance
body pH, and stimulate enzyme production.
6 tbsp. rice protein powder
4 tbsp. oat bran
2 tbsp. bee pollen granules
2 tbsp. flax seed
2 tsp. fructose
1 tsp. acidophilus powder
½ tsp. lemon peel powder
½ tsp. ginger powder
2 tsp. spirulina powder (or green
superfood blend of your choice)
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Take 1 tablespoon in 8 oz. juice or water. Makes enough for 10 drinks.
Drink slowly.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 46
Protein------------- 4 g.
Vitamin C --- trace quantities
Vitamin E --- trace quantities
Carbohydrates----- 6 g.
Fiber- -------------- 1 g.
Fat------------------ 1 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 48 mg.
Iron- --------------- 3 mg.
Magnesium-------- 15 mg.
Potassium---------- 68 mg.
Sodium------------- 47 mg.
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Sweet, Low-Fat Protein Drink
Rich in vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants.
1 cup vanilla soymilk or rice
dream
2 bananas
3 ripe kiwis
1 cup pineapple-coconut
juice
1 cup seedless grapes
2 tbsp. honey
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Makes enough for 2 large drinks.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 471
Protein------------- 8 g.
Vitamin C---------- 143 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 3 IU
Carbohydrates----- 99 g.
Fiber- -------------- 6 g.
Fat------------------ 8 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 267 mg.
Iron- --------------- 4 mg.
Magnesium-------- 96 mg.
Potassium---------- 1202 mg.
Sodium------------- 27 mg.
Soups, salads, appetizers
Light, Crunchy, Crisp Salad
2½ lbs. fresh green beans,
French-cut
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ cup olive oil
½ cup fat-free, organic
chicken broth
1 bunch watercress, chopped
1 jicama, diced
1½ cups radishes, thinly sliced
lemon-pepper seasoning
In a large pot of salted water, boil the green beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain beans; rinse in
cold water. Drain again; pat dry. In a large bowl, mix the fresh lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive
oil and chicken broth. Add the chopped watercress, jicama, and radishes. Toss with beans. Season with lemonpepper.
Makes 10 appetizer salads.
Rose Petal Fruit Salad
1½ cup blueberries, rinsed
3½ cups nectarines, sliced
½ cup rose petals
¼ cup violets or nasturtiums
2 tbsp. raspberry vinegar
1½ tsp. rose flower water
2 pinches fructose
Arrange the blueberries and nectarines on a platter. Sprinkle fruit with the rose petals and violets. In a small
bowl, mix the raspberry vinegar, rose flower water and fructose. Pour over fruit. Serve immediately. Makes 6
servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 62
Protein------------- 1 g.
Vitamin A---------- 71 IU
Vitamin C---------- 10 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 1 IU
Carbohydrates----- 15 g.
Fiber- -------------- 3 g.
Fat------------------ 1 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 8 mg.
Iron- --------------- 1 mg.
Magnesium-------- 9 mg.
Potassium---------- 210 mg.
Sodium------------- 2 mg.
Very Light Popovers
Healthy little “carriers” for almost anything.
1 cup unbleached flour
pinch sea salt
3 large eggs
½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
½ cup water
Preheat oven to 425°. Preheat popover pan, or individual small pyrex custard cups that can take and hold high
heat. Leave in the oven until just before use. In a blender, combine all ingredients and mix to the consistency of
cream. Fill hot popover cups half full. Bake 2 minutes. Reduce heat to 325° and bake 15 – 20 minutes more until
golden and fully puffed. Makes 6 popovers.
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Red & Green Salad
1 cup walnut pieces
2 tsp. grapeseed oil
1 Fuji apple and 1 Granny
Smith apple, chopped
1 head of lettuce, shredded
2 ribs celery, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
1⁄3 cup low-fat yogurt
2 tbsp. honey
¼ tsp. sesame salt
¼ tsp. pepper
Pan roast the walnut pieces in the grapeseed oil until fragrant. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix the chopped
apple, shredded lettuce, celery, and green onions. Make the Honey-Yogurt Dressing: Mix the low-fat yogurt, honey,
sesame salt and pepper, and top salad. Sprinkle with roasted walnuts. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 221
Protein------------- 7 g.
Vitamin A---------- 46 mg.
Vitamin C---------- 10 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 3 IU
Carbohydrates----- 19 g.
Fiber- -------------- 3 g.
Fat------------------ 14 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 70 mg.
Iron- --------------- 1 mg.
Magnesium-------- 59 mg.
Potassium---------- 405 mg.
Sodium------------- 74 mg.
Morocco Salad
1½ cup dry couscous
1 tsp. sesame salt
a pinch of saffron (or 4 tbsp.
fresh mint, chopped )
½ cup slivered almonds
1 cup carrots, diced
1 diced bell pepper (any
color)
1 cup frozen French-cut
green beans
1⁄3 cup red onion, diced
1⁄3 cup currants
6 tbsp. olive oil
4 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. orange juice
½ tsp. lemon-pepper
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. paprika
Bring 1¼ cups water to a boil and pour over the dry couscous. Cover; let sit for 10 –15 minutes until water
is absorbed. Remove cover and fluff. Add the sesame salt and saffron. Set aside. Toast the slivered almonds in the
oven until golden. Set aside. Steam the carrots, diced bell pepper, frozen French cut green beans, and red onion.
Drain when done; toss with the almonds and the currants. Mix with couscous and set aside. To make the dressing,
mix the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, lemon-pepper, cinnamon, and paprika. Toss with the salad ingredients
and couscous; chill to blend. Makes 4 salads.
Low-Fat Jalapeño Poppers
4 oz. low-fat cream cheese
2 tsp. lemon-garlic seasoning
¼ cup scallions, minced
2 tbsp. green olives, minced
3 tbsp. low-fat cheddar
cheese, shredded
1 tbsp. lime juice
14 fresh jalapeño chiles
2 large eggs
1 cup crumbled dry cornbread
Prepare a 12" x 15" baking sheet. In a bowl, blend the cream cheese with the lemon-garlic seasoning, scallions,
olives, cheddar cheese and lime juice. Set aside. Wearing rubber gloves, cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. With
a knife, cut seed pod from beneath the stem inside, leaving stem end in place to form a cup. Remove veins. Fill
halves with cream cheese mixture, spreading smooth. In a different bowl, separate the egg whites and whisk until
slightly frothy. Place the dry crumbled cornbread in another bowl. Dip filled chile halves, 1 at a time, in the egg
whites, and then roll in the cornbread crumbs. Set the chiles slightly apart on a baking sheet, and bake at 350˚F
until crumbs are brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Serve hot or warm. Makes 28 appetizers.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 19
Protein------------- 1 g.
Vitamin A---------- 27 mg.
Vitamin C---------- 6 mg.
Vitamin E --- trace quantities
Carbohydrates----- 1 g.
Fiber- -------------- 1 g.
Fat------------------ 1 g.
Cholesterol--------- 3 mg
Calcium------------ 15 mg.
Iron- --------------- 0
Magnesium-------- 2 mg.
Potassium---------- 17 mg.
Sodium------------- 33 mg.
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Two Delicious Tofu Dips
Tofu Dip #1:
2 (8 oz.) cakes tofu
¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tsp. soy sauce
1⁄3 cup celery, diced
½ tsp. herbal seasoning
2 green onions, chopped
¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
Tofu Dip #2:
2 (8 oz.) cakes tofu
1⁄3 cup plain, low fat yogurt
2 tsp. mustard
1⁄3 cup sweet pickle relish
½ tsp. sesame salt
¼ cup tomato, diced
¼ cup celery, diced
2 tbsp. chives, chopped
1 hard boiled egg
Mash together all ingredients in a bowl and serve as a healthy dip. Makes about 8 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 49
Protein------------- 4 g.
Vitamin A---------- 21 mg.
Vitamin C---------- 2 mg.
Vitamin E --- trace quantities
Carbohydrates----- 4 g.
Fiber- -------------- 1 g.
Fat------------------ 2 g.
Cholesterol--------- 4 mg
Calcium------------ 65 mg.
Iron- --------------- 2 mg.
Magnesium-------- 35 mg.
Potassium---------- 110 mg.
Sodium------------- 160 mg.
Entrées
Ginger Crab In Wine Broth
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
4 cups organic low-fat
chicken broth
2 cups white wine
¼ cup scallions, minced
6 slices fresh ginger, peeled
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. lemon juice
the meat from 3 Dungeness crabs,
cooked & cleaned
In a large soup pot, melt the olive oil and butter. Add the chicken broth, white wine, scallions, ginger, soy
sauce and lemon juice. Simmer for 10 minutes until fragrant. Add the crab meat and cook on a low simmer for
3-5 minutes. Ladle into soup bowls. Serve hot. Makes 4 servings.
Tunisian Pasta Salad
1 cup European cucumber,
diced
½ cup black olives, pitted &
sliced
2 scallions, sliced
1 lb. ripe roma tomatoes,
chopped
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
5 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. black sesame seeds
a pinch cayenne
black pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
8 oz. dried penne pasta
In a bowl, toss the cucumber, olives, scallions, tomatoes, and parsley.
To prepare the dressing, combine 2 tbsp. olive oil, fresh lemon juice, ground cumin, black sesame seeds, a
pinch of cayenne, and black pepper to taste.
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil, the salt and the penne pasta. Cook 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander, run under cold water and drain again. Pour into
a serving bowl, and toss with the dressing and the veggie mix. Serve at room temperature. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 264
Protein------------- 7 g.
Vitamin A---------- 47 IU
Vitamin C---------- 21 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 3 IU
Carbohydrates----- 38 g.
Fiber- -------------- 3 g.
Fat------------------ 9 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 56 mg.
Iron- --------------- 3 mg.
Magnesium-------- 39 mg.
Potassium---------- 260 mg.
Sodium------------- 265 mg.
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Fettuccine & Fresh Ahi Tuna
Melts in your mouth.
3 cloves garlic
1 large onion, diced
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. roma tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
¾ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. cracked black pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. fresh tuna steak, cubed
lemon-pepper seasoning
½ cup fresh mint, chopped
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 scallions, diced
1 lb. fettuccine
Using a heavy skillet, sauté the onion in 2 tbsp. olive oil until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and
basil. Season with the sea salt and cracked pepper. Cook, partially covered until juices thicken to form a sauce,
about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from the skillet and set aside in a bowl. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in the skillet.
Season fresh tuna steak with lemon-pepper. Add tuna to the hot skillet, tossing for 4 minutes only. Add the tomato
sauce back to the skillet. Add in the mint, lemon juice and scallions. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes only. Do not
overcook. Remove from heat. Set aside.
Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add 3 cloves garlic to the water to season the pasta. Cook the fettuccine
in the boiling water to al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a shallow serving bowl. Add the ahi tuna
and tomato sauce; toss quickly to mix. Serve hot, topping with more chopped basil. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 367
Protein------------- 22 g.
Vitamin A---------- 493 IU
Vitamin C---------- 30 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 1 IU
Carbohydrates----- 50 g.
Fiber- -------------- 8 g.
Fat------------------ 8 g.
Cholesterol--------- 21 mg.
Calcium------------ 61 mg.
Iron- --------------- 3 mg.
Magnesium-------- 146 mg.
Potassium---------- 693 mg.
Sodium------------- 190 mg.
Crusted Salmon with Citrus-Mint Sauce
3 slices whole grain
sourdough bread
1⁄3 cup pumpkin seeds
1⁄3 cup chopped almonds
1⁄3 cup sunflower seeds
1 large orange
1 red grapefruit
1 lemon
2 egg whites
6 thick salmon steaks
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup grapefruit juice
½ cup low-fat cream cheese
¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
3 tbsp. capers, drained
2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves, chopped
Preheat oven to 325°. In a blender, mix the whole grain sourdough bread, pumpkin seeds, almonds and
sunflower seeds. Spread this mixture on a baking sheet and bake until browned, about 12 minutes. Move into a
shallow bowl. Peel and section the orange, grapefruit and lemon. Set aside.
In a bowl, beat 2 egg whites until frothy. Dip the salmon fillets in the whites. Then roll fillets in the crumb
mixture to coat. Lay fillets on wax paper. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat with 1 tbsp. olive oil. Sear the
salmon steaks about 2 minutes each side. Repeat until each piece is seared. Place fillets on the baking sheet and
bake for about 6 – 8 minutes.
Make the sauce while salmon is baking: in a saucepan, simmer the grapefruit juice until reduced to 1⁄3 cup.
Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese and yogurt. Mix in the capers and mint. Spoon sauce over warm
salmon fillets. Garnish each plate with the citrus sections. Makes 8 servings.
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Low-Fat Classic Veggie Pie
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup buckwheat flour
½ cup unbleached flour
¼ tsp. sea salt
1⁄8 tsp. baking powder
grapeseed oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. white wine
3 cups small broccoli florets
3 eggs
10 oz. package soft, silken
tofu
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. dry basil
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. white pepper
2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
red bell pepper strips
black olives
Preheat oven to 375˚F. Prepare a large quiche pan. To make the crust: in a bowl, mix the rolled oats, buckwheat
flour, unbleached flour, sea salt, and baking powder. Mix while drizzling with 4 – 5 tbsp. grapeseed oil one
tablespoon at a time until mixture looks like wet sand. Stir in the lemon juice, honey and 2 tbsp. cold water. Mix
lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over bottom of the quiche pan, then pat
in dough to cover bottom and sides. Prick sides and bottom of crust with a fork. Crimp edges. Bake at 375˚F for
10 minutes or until the edges are slightly colored, remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350˚F.
To make the filling: in a skillet, sauté the onions and garlic in 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil and the white wine for 5
minutes. Add the broccoli and 3 tbsp. water; cover and steam until broccoli is bright green and slightly tender
(but not soft), about 2 minutes. Drain vegetables and spread evenly over crust.
To make the sauce: in a blender, mix the eggs until frothy. Add the tofu, mustard, basil, nutmeg, sea salt, white
pepper and parmesan. Blend until very smooth. Pour mixture over vegetables in pie crust. Arrange red bell pepper
strips and black olives in an attractive alternating pattern on top. Bake 40 minutes, until slightly puffy. Allow to
cool 5 – 10 minutes before slicing. Makes 8 servings. For leftovers, reheat in a 325˚F oven.
Easy Sole Rollatini
Tilapia fillets work well, too. Delicious served with asparagus and brown rice.
½ cup grated parmesan
cheese or soy parmesan
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
½ cup toasted almonds,
chopped
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 (16 oz.) sole or flounder
fillets
3 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
3 tbsp. melted butter
Preheat oven to 375°. To make the filling: mix the parmesan, basil, almonds and parsley. Place the sole or
flounder fillets on a flat surface; spoon some filling on one end. Roll up. Place seam side down in an oiled baking
dish. Mix the lemon juice, lemon-pepper seasoning and melted butter; pour this over the fish. Spread the
remaining filling on top. Cover the fish with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until fish is opaque throughout.
Makes 6 servings.
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Healthy dessert options
Fruit Juice Bars
1 cup chopped dates
½ cup apple juice
½ cup orange juice
3 tbsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups whole wheat pastry
flour
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1½ cups pear juice
grapeseed oil spray
Preheat oven to 350°F. In the blender, mix dates, apple juice, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla to a purée
consistency; set aside. To make the dough: in a blender, grind 2 cups rolled oats to a coarse meal. Stir oats in a
bowl with the pastry flour and cinnamon. Stir in the pear juice. Press the dough into a grapeseed oil-sprayed 8"
square pan. Spread date purée on top. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes until crust is firm. Cool completely and cut in
squares. Makes 16 bars.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 144
Protein------------- 4 g.
Vitamin A---------- 4 IU
Vitamin C---------- 6 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 1 IU
Carbohydrates----- 31 g.
Fiber- -------------- 4 g.
Fat------------------ 1 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 24 mg.
Iron- --------------- 1 mg.
Magnesium-------- 43 mg.
Potassium---------- 221 mg.
Sodium------------- 3 mg.
Almond Scented Cheesecake Bites
12 oz. low-fat cottage cheese
3 eggs
¼ cup frozen apple juice
concentrate
¼ cup pineapple juice
concentrate
3 tbsp. almonds, chopped
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla
1⁄3 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
3 tbsp. maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300°F. To make the batter, place the cottage cheese in a strainer over the sink and drain for 30
minutes. Put drained cottage cheese in a blender and mix until smooth, adding the eggs, apple juice concentrate,
pineapple juice concentrate, almonds, almond extract and vanilla. Fill paper-lined muffin tins 2⁄3 full with batter.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on rack, and then chill.
The make the topping, combine the vanilla yogurt and maple syrup and drizzle on the cooling cakes. Makes 24
individual cakes.
Sugar-Free Lemon Caramel Flan
fresh lemon peel, cut into
thin slices
½ cup honey
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. water
2 cups vanilla rice milk
1 tbsp. grated lemon zest
4 whole cloves
1 whole cinnamon stick
3 eggs
4 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325°F. Use 6 oven-ready custard cups in a baking pan. To make the caramel, place 3 or 4 of
the lemon slices in the bottom of each custard cup. In a sauce pan, heat the honey and lemon juice and stir until
bubbly. Add 2 tbsp. water, stir to blend and divide over lemon slices. To make the custard, simmer the vanilla rice
milk, grated lemon zest, cloves and cinnamon stick in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes
covered. Remove cinnamon and cloves. Set aside. In a bowl, mix the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix in the
rice milk mixture, and pour over caramel in cups. Place cups in baking pan; place on center oven rack and pour
water around the cups to come halfway up sides. Bake for an hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes
out clean. Remove, let cool, then cover cups with plastic and chill overnight. Loosen edges, invert on dessert plates
and sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes 6 servings.
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Index

Acesulfame K (also see Sugar)........................................................... 50
Acid-forming Foods.............................................................................. 86
Additives (Food)...........................................................................229-232
Adrenal Health..............................................................................189-190
Aging and Longevity.....................................................................200-207
Anti-Aging Foods.............................................................................202
Day-By-Day Diet..............................................................................203
Bodywork Techniques and Exercise..........................................204
Supplements for Anti-Aging.....................................................203
Maintenance Recipes for an Anti-Aging Diet......................... 205-207
Premature Aging...............................................................................201
Alkaline Foods....................................................................................... 86
Allergies.............................................................................................20-37
3-Day Food Allergy Cleansing Diet............................................. 24-25
7-Day Chemical Pollutant Detox Diet........................................ 22-23
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................23
Supplements for Chemical Pollutant Detox...............................23
Allergy Recipes............................................................................. 32-37
Diet to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities.............. 25-26
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................26
Supplements for Food Allergies..................................................26
Basic Mucous Elimination Diet for Seasonal Allergies/Asthma...... 28-29
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................29
Supplements for Mucous Congestion........................................29
Chemical Allergies..............................................................................21
Food Allergies Diet....................................................................... 25-26
Maintenance Recipes for a Mucous Elimination Cleanse................30
Maintenance Recipes for Your Allergy-Asthma Control Diet.... 32-37
Mucous Elimination Diet............................................................ 28-29
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................29
Supplements for a Mucous Cleanse............................................29
Seasonal Allergies...............................................................................20
Antacids.................................................................................................. 86
Anti-Aging (see Aging)..............................................................200-207
Arthritis.............................................................................................38-47
3-Day Arthritis Cleansing Detox Diet...............................................39
Diet to Control Arthritis Symptoms........................................... 40-41
Bodywork Techniques to Relieve Pain........................................41
Supplements for Arthritis............................................................41
Maintenance Recipes for Your Arthritis Detox........................... 39-40
Maintenance Recipes for Your Arthritis Diet.............................. 42-47
Signs of Arthritis................................................................................38
Aspartame (also see SUGAR)................................................................ 49
Asthma..............................................................................................26-37
Asthma Control Diet Plan.................................................................31
Bodywork Techniques to Increase Oxygen Use..........................32
Supplements for Asthma Control......................................... 31-32
Basic Mucous Elimination Diet for Seasonal Allergies/Asthma..... 28-29
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................29
Supplements for a Mucous Cleanse............................................29
Maintenance Recipes for a Mucous Elimination Cleanse................30
Maintenance Recipes for Your Allergy-Asthma Control Diet.... 32-37
Attention Deficit Disorder...........................................................218-220
Attention Deficit Disorder Control Diet................................. 219-220
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................220
Supplements for ADD...............................................................220
Attention Deficit Disorder Diet Watchwords..................................220
Ritalin ..............................................................................................219
Yellow Tartrazine..............................................................................231
Autism.................................................................................................. 218
Beauty Diet for Skin, Hair, Nails and Eyes (see Skin)...............208-212
Bladder Control Problems.................................................................. 191
Blood Pressure..............................................................................114-117
Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure......................................... 116-117
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................117
Supplements to Normalize Blood Pressure..............................117
Healthy Heart Diet Recipes...................................................... 120-125
Blood Sugar Imbalances (also see Diabetes, Hypoglycemia).....48-63
Bones (also see OSTEOPORO SIS)...............................................144-159
Bone-Building Diet Recipes..................................................... 152-159
Strong Bones High Mineral Diet............................................. 151-152
Bodywork Techniques....................................................... 151-152
Supplements to Boost Bone Strength.......................................151
Bronchitis (also see IMMUNITY )...............................................131-137
Diet for Flu , Bronchitis and Pneumonia................................. 136-137
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................137
Supplements for Flu, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia...................137
Cancer................................................................................................64-83
Cancer Control and Prevention Diet.......................................... 72-73
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................73
Supplements for Cancer Control................................................73
EMFs (electromagnetic fields) and Cancer.......................................66
Environmental Toxins and Cancer....................................................66
Foods for Cancer Fighting Nutrition................................................68
Healing Diet after Chemotherapy.....................................................74
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................75
Supplements for Chemo and Radiation.....................................75
Lifestyle Factors and Cancer Risk......................................................66
Maintenance Recipes for a Cancer Control Diet........................ 76-83
Maintenance Recipes for Macrobiotic Diet................................ 70-72
Macrobiotic Diet................................................................................69
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................70
Supplements for a Macrobiotic Diet...........................................70
Stem Cell Research.............................................................................65
Watchwords for Cancer Prevention............................................. 67-68
Cardiovascular Disease (see HEART DISEASE).........................108-125
Children’s Nutrition.....................................................................216-222
Attention Deficit Disorder Control Diet................................. 219-220
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................220
Supplements for ADD...............................................................220
Autism...............................................................................................218
Diets Tips for Children....................................................................216
Maintenance Recipes for a Child’s Healthy Diet.................... 221-222
Sample Children’s Diet............................................................. 217-218
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................218
Supplements for Children................................................. 217-218
Vegetarian Diet for Children...........................................................217
Weight Control for Children...........................................................168
2-Day Junk Food Detox.............................................................168
Light-Right Diet for Kids..........................................................169
Cholesterol....................................................................................118-120
Diet to Lower Cholesterol........................................................ 118-120
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................120
Supplements to Normalize Cholesterol............................ 119-120
Maintenance Recipes for a Healthy Heart Diet...................... 120-125
Coca’s Pulse Test.................................................................................... 24
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Cooking Tips and Secrets.............................................................234-246
Cultured Foods......................................................................... 245-246
Dairy Alternatives..................................................................... 240-241
Egg Alternatives................................................................................242
Fish............................................................................................ 234-235
Grain Alternatives..................................................................... 242-243
Meat Alternatives...................................................................... 243-244
Mineral-Rich Foods................................................................. 244-245
Oils....................................................................................................235
Pasta..................................................................................................235
Poultry..............................................................................................235
Soy..................................................................................... 240-241, 246
Sweeteners................................................................................. 237-239
Wheat/Gluten Intolerance and Alternatives........................... 242-243
Wine..................................................................................................246
Colds (also see IMMUNITY ).......................................................126-137
7-Day Immune Stimulation Diet....................................................130
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................131
Supplements to Stimulate Immune Response.........................130
Diet for Colds and Sinus Infection.......................................... 133-134
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................134
Supplements for Colds and Sinus Infection.............................134
Colon and Bowel Health................................................................97-101
Colon Cancer Risk Factors.................................................................97
Colon Protection Test.........................................................................97
Diet to Rebuild Colon and Bowel Health..........................................99
Bodywork Techniques and Lifestyle Improvements..................99
Supplements to Cleanse the Colon.............................................99
Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.......................................... 100-101
Bodywork Techniques and Lifestyle Improvements................101
Supplements to Relieve I.B.S. Pain............................................101
Maintenance Recipes for a Digestive Disorder Diet................... 91-96
Maintenance Recipes for a Colon/Bowel Healing Diet.......... 102-107
Congestion.........................................................................20-32, 126-137
Allergies & Asthma....................................................................... 20-32
Colds and Flu............................................................................ 126-137
Diet for Colds and Sinus Infection.......................................... 133-134
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................134
Supplements for Colds and Sinus Infection.............................134
Mucous Elimination Diet............................................................ 28-29
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................29
Supplements for Mucous Congestion........................................29
Cultured Foods.............................................................................245-246
Dairy Alternatives........................................................................240-241
Detoxification.........................................................10-19, 22-23, 209-210
2-Day Junk Food Detox for Kids.....................................................168
3-Day Arthritis Cleansing Diet..........................................................39
3-Day Body Stress Cleanse.................................................................14
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................15
7-Day Chemical Pollutant Detox Diet........................................ 22-23
Supplements for Heavy Metal, Chemical Toxin Release............23
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................23
Asthma/Allergy Mucous Cleanse................................................. 28-29
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................29
Supplements for Asthma Control...............................................29
Herbs and Supplements for Detoxification.............................................14
Intense Fat and Sugar Cleanse................................................. 163-164
Maintenance Recipes for Stress Detox Diet................................ 16-19
One Week Toxin Elimination Diet for Beauty........................ 209-210
Signs You Need a Detox.....................................................................11
Steps in a Good Detox Program........................................................13
Water Fast...........................................................................................13
Women’s Fresh Foods Gland Cleanse...................................... 181-183
Diabetes.............................................................................................48-63
Diabetes Control Diet........................................................................52
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................53
Supplements to Normalize Blood Sugar....................................53
Maintenance Recipes for Your Sugar Control Diet.................... 57-63
Sweeteners......................................................................49-51, 237-239
Type 1 Diabetes............................................................................ 51-52
Type 2 Diabetes............................................................................ 51-52
Diet Overload........................................................................................... 6
Digestive Disorders........................................................................84-107
Antacids..............................................................................................86
Colon and Bowel Problems........................................................ 97-101
Diet to Rebuild Colon and Bowel Health..........................................99
Bodywork Techniques and Lifestyle Improvements..................99
Supplements to Cleanse the Colon.............................................99
Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.......................................... 100-101
Bodywork Techniques and Lifestyle Improvements................101
Supplements to Relieve I.B.S. Pain............................................101
Enzyme-Rich Food Combining Diet............................................ 89-90
Maintenance Recipes for a Digestive Disorder Diet................... 91-96
Maintenance Recipes for a Colon/Bowel Healing Diet.......... 102-107
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)................................ 87-88
Egg Alternatives................................................................................... 242
Endometriosis (also see WOMEN’S IMBALANCES)........................ 180
Environmental Hormones...........................................................226-227
Enzymes................................................................................................. 84
Enzyme-Rich, Food Combining Diet.......................................... 89-90
Estrogen............................................................................................... 188
Plant (phyto) Hormones..................................................................189
Eye Health (also see SKIN)...........................................................208-212
Good Looks Restoration Diet for Skin, Hair and Eyes........... 210-211
Fiber........................................................................................................ 85
Fibroids (also see WOMEN’S IMBALANCES)................................... 180
Flu (also see IMMUNITY )............................................................131-137
Healing Diet for Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia................... 136-137
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................137
Supplements for Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia Recovery....137
Foods (Whole Foods)...................................................................223-233
Cooking Tips and Secrets......................................................... 234-246
Cultured Foods......................................................................... 245-246
Dairy Alternatives..................................................................... 240-241
Egg Alternatives................................................................................242
Environmental Hormones....................................................... 226-227
Fish............................................................................................ 234-235
Food Labels.......................................................................................223
Genetically Engineered Foods................................................. 227-229
Grain Alternatives..................................................................... 242-243
Junk Foods, Artificial Ingredients and Additives.................... 229-232
Meat Alternatives...................................................................... 243-244
Microwaved Foods................................................................... 233-224
Mineral-Rich Foods................................................................. 244-245
Oils....................................................................................................235
Organic Foods.......................................................................... 224-226
Pasta..................................................................................................235
Poultry..............................................................................................235
Soy..................................................................................... 240-241, 246
Sweeteners................................................................................. 237-239
Wheat/Gluten Intolerance and Alternatives........................... 242-243
Wine..................................................................................................246
Food Combining.................................................................................... 85
FOS (Fructo-oligo-saccharides)......................................................... 238
Fructose................................................................................................ 237
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)....................................87-88
Maintenance Recipes for a Digestive Disorder Diet................... 91-96
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Genetically Engineered Foods.....................................................227-229
Gland Health........................................................................................ 181
Women’s Fresh Foods Gland Cleanse...................................... 181-182
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................183
Supplements for a Gland Cleanse.............................................182
Gluten and Wheat Alternatives....................................................242-243
Gymnema sylvestre.............................................................................. 238
Hair (see SKIN).............................................................................208-212
Daily Beauty Diet..................................................................... 211-212
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................212
Supplements for Beauty............................................................212
Excess Facial Hair.............................................................................192
Good Looks Restoration Diet for Skin, Hair and Eyes........... 210-211
Maintenance Recipes for a Beauty Diet................................... 213-215
Hashimoto’s Disease............................................................................ 190
Signs of Low Thyroid, Hashimoto’s, Wilson’s Syndrome....... 190-191
Heart Attack (also see HEART DISEASE)...................................109-110
Rehabilitation Diet After a Heart Attack................................. 109-110
Symptoms for Men................................................................... 111-112
Symptoms for Women.....................................................................113
Heart Disease................................................................................108-125
Blood Pressure.......................................................................... 114-117
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure...........................................115
Calcium Channel Blockers...............................................................115
Diet to Lower Cholesterol........................................................ 118-120
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................120
Cholesterol Screening........................................................ 118-119
Supplements to Balance Cholesterol................................. 119-120
Symptoms of High Cholesterol.................................................118
Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure......................................... 116-117
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................117
Supplements to Normalize Blood Pressure..............................117
Gum Disease and Heart Health.......................................................109
Heart Surgery....................................................................................108
Maintenance Recipes for a Healthy Heart Diet...................... 120-125
Oral Chelation..................................................................................111
Rehabilitation Diet After a Heart Attack................................. 109-110
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................110
Supplements for Heart Recovery..............................................110
Heartburn and Indigestion..............................................................86-88
Antacids..............................................................................................86
Good Enzyme-Rich, Food Combining Diet............................... 89-90
Supplements to Boost Enzyme Production................................90
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)................................ 87-88
Maintenance Recipes for a Digestive Disorder Diet................... 91-96
Nutritional Plan for Heartburn or GERD.........................................87
Supplements for Heartburn or GERD........................................88
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................88
Heavy Metal Cleanse, or Chemical Pollutant Detox.......................22-23
Supplements for Heavy Metal, Chemical Toxin Release...................23
Bodywork Techniques........................................................................23
Herbal Supplements (See Supplements for Healthy
Healing Diets)........................................................................10-223
High Blood Pressure.....................................................................114-117
Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure......................................... 116-117
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................117
Supplements to Normalize Blood Pressure..............................117
Hormones
Environmental Estrogens......................................................... 226-227
Estrogen............................................................................................188
Hormone Replacement Therapy..................................... 179, 187-189
Hysterectomy....................................................................................179
Menopause................................................................................ 186-193
PMS........................................................................................... 183-186
Hypertension (see HIGH BLOO D PRESSURE).........................114-117
Hypoglycemia...................................................................................48-63
Hypoglycemia Control Plan........................................................ 53-56
Hypoglycemia Diet.............................................................................55
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................56
Supplements to Normalize Blood Sugar....................................56
Maintenance Recipes for Your Sugar Control Diet.................... 57-63
Signs of Hypoglycemia.......................................................................54
Hypothyroidism (also see Hashimoto’s).....................................190-191
Signs of Low Thyroid, Hashimoto’s, Wilson’s Syndrome....... 190-191
Immunity......................................................................................126-143
7-Day Immune Stimulation Diet....................................................130
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................131
Supplements to Stimulate Immune Response.........................130
Colds, Flu, Sinus Infections...................................................... 131-137
Do you have a Cold or Flu.........................................................131
Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia............................................... 135-137
Diet for Colds and Sinus Infection.......................................... 133-134
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................134
Supplements for Colds and Sinus Infection.............................134
Diet for Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia................................. 136-137
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................137
Supplements for Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia Recovery....137
Diet to Restore Immune Strength...................................................129
Immune Depressors.........................................................................128
Maintenance Recipes for an Immune-Building Diet............. 138-143
Symptoms of Low Immune Response..................................... 128-129
Incontinence........................................................................................ 191
Indigestion (see DIGESTIVE DISORDERS).................................84-107
Infections (see IMMUNITY )........................................................126-143
Irritable Bowel Syndrome................................................................... 100
Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.......................................... 100-101
Bodywork Techniques and Lifestyle Improvements................101
Supplements to Relieve I.B.S. Pain............................................101
Luohan fruit......................................................................................... 238
Macrobiotics.....................................................................................69-72
Macrobiotic Diet Recipes............................................................. 70-72
Macrobiotic Diet................................................................................69
Bodywork Techniques.................................................................70
Supplements for a Macrobiotic Diet...........................................70
Meat Alternatives..........................................................................243-244
Menopause....................................................................................186-193
Bladder Control Problems...............................................................191
Women’s Health Recipes.......................................................... 194-199
Women’s Hormone Balancing Menopause Diet.............................192
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................193
Supplements for Menopause Relief..........................................193
Microwaved Foods............................................................................... 233
Monosodium glutamate...................................................................... 231
Mucous..............................................................................................27-30
Mucous Elimination Diet............................................................ 28-29
Nails (see Skin)............................................................................208-215
Daily Beauty Diet..................................................................... 211-212
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................212
Supplements for Beauty............................................................212
Good Looks Restoration Diet for Skin, Hair and Eyes........... 210-211
Maintenance Recipes for a Beauty Diet................................... 213-215
Nitrates and Nitrites............................................................................ 232
Organic Foods...............................................................................224-225
Osteoporosis.................................................................................144-159
Bone Mineral Density Screening.....................................................145
Calcium Deficiency.................................................................. 147-148
Do You Have Weak Bones................................................................150
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Index
Fosamax............................................................................................144
Maintenance Recipes for a Bone-Building Diet...................... 152-159
Osteoporosis Intervention Diet............................................... 148-149
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................149
Supplements for Osteoporosis Protection................................149
Osteoporosis Risk Factors........................................................ 144-145
Strong Bones High Mineral Diet............................................. 151-152
Bodywork Techniques....................................................... 151-152
Exercise for Bone Strength........................................................152
Supplements to Boost Bone Strength.......................................151
Pesticides and Breast Cancer.............................................................. 225
PMS...............................................................................................183-186
PMS Prevention Diet................................................................ 185-186
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................186
Supplements for PMS Relief............................................. 185-186
Pneumonia....................................................................................135-137
Diet to Restore Immune Strength...................................................129
Healing Diet for Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia................... 136-137
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................137
Supplements for Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia Recovery....137
Probiotics..........................................................................................84-85
Seafood..........................................................................................225-226
Sinus Infections............................................................................131-137
Diet for Colds and Sinus Infection.......................................... 133-134
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................134
Supplements for Colds and Sinus Infection.............................134
Skin, Hair, Nails and Eyes.............................................................208-215
Daily Beauty Diet..................................................................... 211-212
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................212
Supplements for Beauty............................................................212
Good Looks Restoration Diet for Skin, Hair and Eyes........... 210-211
Maintenance Recipes for a Beauty Diet................................... 213-215
One Week Toxin Elimination Diet..................................................209
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................210
Supplements to Support One Week Toxin Elimination Diet......210
Soy and Tofu Substitutes..................................................................... 240
Splenda (also see SUGAR)................................................................49-50
Stevia (also see SUGAR)........................................................... 50-51, 237
Strep Throat......................................................................................... 132
Diet for Colds, Sore Throat, Sinus Infections......................... 133-134
Stress..................................................................................................10-19
3-Day Body Stress Cleanse.................................................................14
Stress Detox Recipes..................................................................... 16-19
Stress-Related Weight Gain..............................................................161
Stroke.............................................................................................108-125
Blood Pressure.......................................................................... 114-117
Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure......................................... 116-117
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................117
Supplements to Normalize Blood Pressure..............................117
Healthy Heart Diet Recipes...................................................... 120-125
Rehabilitation Diet After a Heart Attack................................. 109-110
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................110
Supplements for Heart Recovery..............................................110
Sugar/Sweeteners/Artificial Sweeteners
(Aspartame, Splenda, Stevia).................................. 48-51, 230, 237-239
Sulphur dioxide and sulfites............................................................... 232
Supplements for Healthy Healing Diets........................................10-223
ADD..................................................................................................220
Allergies and Asthma..........................................................................29
Anti-Aging........................................................................................203
Arthritis...............................................................................................41
Asthma Control............................................................................ 31-32
Beauty...............................................................................................212
Blood Pressure..................................................................................117
Blood Sugar..................................................................................53, 56
Bone Strength...................................................................................151
Cancer Control...................................................................................73
Chemo and Radiation........................................................................75
Children.................................................................................... 217-218
Cholesterol................................................................................ 119-120
Colds and Sinus Infection................................................................134
Colon Cleanse.....................................................................................99
Flu, Bronchitis and Pneumonia.......................................................137
Heartburn or GERD...........................................................................88
Heart Recovery.................................................................................110
Heavy Metal, Chemical Toxin Release...............................................23
I.B.S...................................................................................................101
Immune Response............................................................................130
Menopause Relief.............................................................................193
Mucous Congestion...........................................................................29
Osteoporosis Protection...................................................................149
PMS Relief................................................................................ 185-186
Weight loss........................................................................................164
Thermogenesis..................................................................................... 167
Thermogenic herbs..........................................................................167
Thyroid Health.............................................................................190-191
Signs of Low Thyroid, Hashimoto’s, Wilson’s Syndrome....... 190-191
Trans Fats............................................................................................. 230
Ulcers (see DIGESTIVE DISORDERS).........................................84-107
Maintenance Recipes for a Digestive Disorder Diet................... 91-96
Enzyme-rich Food Combining Diet............................................ 89-90
V egetarian Diet for Children.............................................................. 217
Meat Alternatives...................................................................... 243-244
Water Fast............................................................................................... 13
Weight Loss...................................................................................160-177
2-Day Junk Food Detox for Kids.....................................................168
Exercise for Weight Loss...........................................................162, 164
Intense Fat and Sugar Cleanse.........................................................163
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................164
Supplements for Weight loss.....................................................164
Lazy Metabolism and Thyroid Imbalance......................................160
Light-Right Diet for Kids.................................................................169
Liver Malfunction, Cellulite and Stress-Related Weight Gain........161
Maintenance Recipes for a Weight Control Diet.................... 170-177
Overeating Fat and Sugar.................................................................161
Weight Control After 40........................................................... 164-167
Thermogenesis...........................................................................167
Weight Control for Children................................................... 168-169
Wheat and Gluten Alternatives...................................................242-243
Wine..................................................................................................... 246
Women’s Imbalances....................................................................178-199
Endometriosis...................................................................................180
Environmental Hormones....................................................... 226-227
Fibroids.............................................................................................180
Maintenance Recipes for a Women’s Health Diet................... 194-199
Menopause................................................................................ 186-193
PMS Prevention Diet........................................................................185
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................186
Supplements for PMS Relief............................................. 185-186
PMS........................................................................................... 183-186
Symptoms of Estrogen Disruption..................................................179
Symptoms of Fibroids and Endometriosis.....................................180
Women’s Fresh Foods Gland Cleanse...................................... 181-182
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................183
Supplements for the Female Body............................................182
Women’s Hormone Balancing Menopause Diet.............................192
Bodywork Techniques...............................................................193
Supplements for Menopause Relief..........................................193
Yellow Tartrazine................................................................................. 231
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Index of Recipes
Allergies & Asthma Recipes...........................32
Baked Tofu Kabobs.......................................... 36
Balsamic Onions.............................................. 35
Breakfast Blueberry Crisp................................ 32
Cran-Apple Frost............................................. 33
Creamy Spinach Soup...................................... 34
Fresh Corn Chowder With Chicken
and Popcorn.............................................. 36
Hawaiian Guacamole....................................... 35
Immune Support Breakfast............................. 32
Kiwi Carpaccio With Lemon-Lime
Dressing.................................................... 35
Leek and Mustard Tart..................................... 36
Light Orange Soufflé with
Raspberry Sauce............................................... 37
Non-Dairy Apple Raisin Oatmeal................... 33
Non-Dairy Morning Drink............................. 33
Orange Gingerbread........................................ 37
Piquant Sauce for Steamed Veggies................. 35
Quick Dairy-Free Savories............................... 36
Restoration Tonic............................................. 33
Sesame Chicken Salad with Pea Pods.............. 34
Strawberries Balsamico.................................... 37
Tempeh Burrito Wraps.................................... 37
Tomato Hammer.............................................. 34
Yogurt Sauce And Dip...................................... 35
Anti-Aging Recipes.......................................205
Avocado Chicken Salad.................................. 207
Baby Asian Greens Soup................................ 206
Baked Turkey Supreme.................................. 207
Cranberry-Walnut Bread............................... 205
Elliot’s Healing Green Smoothie................... 205
Enzyme Booster Green Soup......................... 206
Fresh Vegetable Salad With Saffron
& Ginger................................................... 206
Quick Salmon Salad....................................... 207
Arthritis Recipes.............................................38
Apricot Orange Cream.................................... 43
Arthritis/Bursitis Relief.................................... 43
Arthritis Relief Detox....................................... 43
Asparagus Soup................................................ 44
Autumn Sweet Potato Spread for
Pita Chips................................................... 44
Baked Apples with Lemon and Tofu............... 47
Baked Turkey Sandwiches............................... 46
Double Ginger Dessert.................................... 47
Famous Soup.................................................... 43
Ginger Grapefruit with Toasty
Meringue Top............................................ 42
Grilled Prawns with Veggies and
Sesame Sauce............................................. 46
New England Cranberry-Honey
Compote.................................................... 42
Purifying Mineral Broth.................................. 39
Raisin and Oat Muffins.................................... 42
Spring Cleanse Salad........................................ 40
Sprouts Plus...................................................... 40
Sweet Waldorf Salad......................................... 44
Sultan’s Purses.................................................. 45
Trade Winds Tuna Casserole........................... 46
White Gazpacho............................................... 44
White Sea Bass with Braised Spinach.............. 47
Zucchini Carpaccio.......................................... 45
Beauty Recipes..............................................213
Asian Crab-Cucumber Salad......................... 214
California Fruit Salad..................................... 214
Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup.................... 214
Detox Morning Melon Soup......................... 213
Easy Hawaiian Punch..................................... 213
Grilled Salmon Steaks Asian Style................. 214
Orange, Fennel & Arugula Salad................... 215
Sizzling Ginger Stir-Fry................................. 215
Sushi Salad...................................................... 215
Sweet Pea & Fresh Mint Soup........................ 213
Blood Sugar Balance Recipes.........................57
Basic Breakfast Grains...................................... 57
Black Bean Tortilla Wrap................................. 58
Chicken & Vegetables....................................... 60
Classic Avo-Jack Sandwich.............................. 59
Double Ginger Molasses Cookies.................... 62
Egg Salad Light................................................. 59
Green Tea Fruit Bowl....................................... 57
High Energy Sprout & Seed Salad................... 59
Homemade Root Beer..................................... 58
Honey-Almond Protein Drink........................ 57
Hot Potato Salad.............................................. 58
Lemon-Lime Pie............................................... 62
Lemon Mushrooms.......................................... 61
Paella................................................................. 61
Pears In Raspberry Sauce................................. 62
Spinach-Shrimp Salad with
Mustard Dressing...................................... 59
Veggies, Kasha & Cheese.................................. 60
Very Low-Fat Chinese Chicken Salad............. 61
Cancer Control Recipes..................................76
Apricot Orange Cream.................................... 82
Asian Rice Pudding.......................................... 82
Beta-Carotene Shake........................................ 76
Blood Cleanser/Builder.................................... 77
Cancer-Fighting Soup...................................... 79
Chinese Stuffed Mushrooms........................... 79
Firebird............................................................. 80
Five Minute Easy Chicken, Peas
and Brown Rice......................................... 81
Fresh Seared Ahi............................................... 81
Green Broth with Echinacea
and Astragalus........................................... 78
Healing Shiitake Broth..................................... 78
High Mineral Fruit Shake................................ 76
Immune Enhancer........................................... 77
Immune Protection Broth............................... 77
Macrobiotic Purifying Soup............................ 79
Mineral-Rich Aminos Drink........................... 77
Original Old-Fashioned Granola.................... 76
Pineapple Enzyme Sundae.............................. 82
Snow Peas with Shiitake Mushrooms............. 81
Thai Broccoli Pie.............................................. 80
Tofu Dumplings............................................... 80
Wakame Succotash........................................... 80
Children’s Health Recipes............................221
Baby Shrimp Tostadas.................................... 222
Deep Dish Italian Pie..................................... 222
Fancy Cheese Nachos..................................... 222
Hot Dog Tuna................................................ 222
Perfect Fiber Cereal........................................ 221
Piña Colada Mineral-Enzyme
Smoothie.................................................. 221
Roasted Potato & Sweet Potato Sticks........... 221
Strawberry Apple Lemonade......................... 221
Colon Bowel Health Recipes........................102
A.M.-P.M. Fiber Drink................................... 102
Apple, Sprout & Carrot Salad........................ 105
Bubbling Bananas in Lime Juice.................... 107
Constipation Cleanser................................... 103
Creamy “Cheese-y” Sauce for
Steamed Veggies....................................... 104
Easy Lentil-Barley Stew.................................. 104
Fresh Lemon Mint Tea................................... 103
Garlic-Rosemary Scented
Salmon Steaks.......................................... 105
Green Tea Cleanser........................................ 103
Hawaiian Morning Smoothie........................ 102
High Mineral Mu Shu Chicken..................... 106
Lots o’ Greens Salad....................................... 104
Overnight Regularity Soup............................ 104
Papaya Frosty.................................................. 107
Quinoa Salad.................................................. 106
Sesame Chicken Salad with Pea Pods............ 105
Smooth Prunes............................................... 102
Spinach Dip For Raw Veggie Strips............... 103
Toasted Wheat Germ Muffins....................... 102
Tofu Shepherd’s Pie........................................ 107
Velvety Vegetable Soup .................................. 103
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Index of Recipes
Digestive Disorders Recipes...........................91
After Dinner Mint Tea for
Good Digestion......................................... 91
Asian Brown Rice & Greens............................. 94
Asian Slaw......................................................... 93
Chai Tea............................................................ 92
Cinnamon Oatcakes with
Mango Topping......................................... 91
Crunchy Top Tofu Salad.................................. 92
Cultured Fruit Shake........................................ 92
Grilled Scallops Asian Style............................. 95
Lemon Cucumber Pickles................................ 93
Non-Dairy Papaya Ice Cream.......................... 96
Orange Pudding............................................... 96
Orient Express Hot & Sour Soup.................... 92
Raisin Grapenuts Muffins................................ 91
Sesame Ginger Chicken with
Rice Noodles.............................................. 94
Spring Bitters Salad.......................................... 93
Veggies & Cheese in a Perfection Crust.......... 95
Wheat-Free Raisin Spice Cookies.................... 96
Heart Health Recipes....................................120
Apple Couscous for Breakfast....................... 120
California Falafel Salad.................................. 122
Circulation Energy Tonic............................... 121
Fiber Veggie Toss............................................ 123
Fresh Ginger-Coconut Cookies..................... 125
Highly Savory Eggplant................................. 124
Honeydew with Frosty Blueberries............... 121
Lobster Salad with Ginger Dressing.............. 125
Low-Fat Hot Tuna Pâté.................................. 122
Prune Walnut Muffins................................... 121
Oats and Almonds Pilaf................................. 123
Rice Layers...................................................... 125
Salmon Wrapped Prawns.............................. 123
Soy Protein Power Shake............................... 121
Tomato-Cheese Strata.................................... 124
Turkey Almond Salad.................................... 123
Vegetable Pickles............................................ 122
Immune Defense Recipes.............................138
Blueberry Cobbler.......................................... 143
Cold and Flu Tonic to Clear
Head Congestion..................................... 139
Cold Defense Cleanser................................... 140
Creamy Rice Salad.......................................... 141
Four Mushroom Immune Booster................ 140
Fresh Goulash Salad....................................... 140
High Mineral Grilled Red Onions................. 141
Honey Apple Pancakes................................... 138
High Protein Fruit Breakfast Mix.................. 138
Layered Chicken Salad................................... 142
Morning Immuni-Tea.................................... 139
Onion-Miso Antibiotic Broth....................... 139
Pear and Chevre Salad with
Toasted Walnuts....................................... 142
Pineapple-Cranberry Bars............................. 143
Quick Homemade Vegetable Stew................ 142
Traditional Healing Chicken Soup ............... 141
Vegetable Jambalaya....................................... 143
Virus Fighter Broth........................................ 139
Wild Spring Herb and Flower Salad............. 140
Macrobiotic Recipes.......................................70
Famous Soy Bean Spread................................. 71
Green Ginger Soup.......................................... 71
Icy Granita........................................................ 71
Macrobiotic Mushroom Pâté.......................... 70
Mucous Cleanse Recipes.................................30
Body Balancing Apple Broth........................... 30
Ever Green Drink............................................. 30
Ginger - Lemon Cleanse For Allergies............ 30
Mucous Cleansing Chicken Soup ................... 30
Onion - Miso Antibiotic Broth....................... 30
Osteoporosis Bone-Building Recipes..........152
Avocado Cream.............................................. 158
Baby Artichoke Quiches................................ 154
Brown Rice Pilaf with Baked Eggs................ 152
Carrot & Raisin Oatmeal............................... 152
Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Fruitcake.......... 159
Crab Puffs....................................................... 156
Daily Carrot Juice Cleanse............................. 153
Dairy-Free Creamy Broccoli Soup................ 155
High Mineral Spinach Salad.......................... 154
High Protein & EFAs Coconut
Milk Drink............................................... 153
Mineral-Enzyme Summer Salad................... 154
Potato-Green Bean Salad with
Dulse Flakes............................................. 157
Sea Green-Stuffed Mushrooms..................... 153
Sesame Mushroom Soup............................... 155
Sesame-Seared Salmon with
Grilled Radicchio..................................... 158
Sweet Carrot Cream....................................... 155
Sweet, Low-Fat Protein Drink....................... 153
Sugar-Free Orange Scones............................. 158
Tofu Pasta Sauce............................................. 157
Tofu Tamale Casserole................................... 156
Vegetable Herb Stew...................................... 157
Stress Detox Recipes.......................................16
Apple Cleanse for Mucous Congestion........... 18
Cleansing & Purifying Soup............................ 17
Diuretic Melon Mix......................................... 17
Gland & Organ Cleanser................................. 19
Immune Enhancer........................................... 18
Miso, Green Tea & Mushroom
Healing Broth............................................ 17
Personal Best V-8.............................................. 18
Potassium Essence Broth................................. 16
Potassium Juice................................................ 16
Purifying Vitamin C Flush............................... 16
Stress Cleanse Veggie Juice............................... 18
Sweep The Cobwebs Brain Booster................. 19
Weight Control Recipes ...............................170
Almond Scented Cheesecake Bites................ 177
Breakfast Rice with Fresh Tomatoes.............. 170
Crusted Salmon with
Citrus-Mint Sauce................................... 175
Dieter’s Mid-day Meal
Replacement Drink................................. 171
Easy Sole Rollatini.......................................... 176
Fettuccine and Fresh Ahi Tuna...................... 175
Fruit Juice Bars............................................... 177
Ginger Crab In Wine Broth........................... 174
Light, Crunchy, Crisp Salad........................... 172
Low-Fat Classic Veggie Pie............................. 176
Low-Fat Jalapeño Poppers............................. 173
Morning and Evening Fiber Drink............... 171
Morocco Salad................................................ 173
Red & Green Salad......................................... 173
Rose Petal Fruit Salad.................................... 172
Scrambled Eggs Special.................................. 170
Sweet, Low-Fat Protein Drink....................... 172
Tofu Scramble................................................ 170
Tropical Fruit Platter with
Strawberry Sauce..................................... 171
Tunisian Pasta Salad....................................... 174
Two Delicious Tofu Dips............................... 174
Very Light Popovers....................................... 172
Women’s Health Recipes..............................194
Almond Tofu Cream Pie................................ 198
Asian Turkey Salad with
Ginger Dressing....................................... 196
Breakfast Fruit Salad...................................... 195
Carrot Ginger Soup....................................... 196
Cottage Cheese Pancakes............................... 195
Glazed Pear Cake............................................ 199
Green Tea Fruit Bowl..................................... 194
Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Maple Nog.......... 195
Party Artichoke Quiche................................. 197
Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes................ 198
Quick Potato-Tofu Stew................................. 196
Restorative Blood Tonic................................. 195
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon.......... 194
Sweet & Sour Shrimp..................................... 198
Sweet Yam Muffins......................................... 199
Traditional Japanese Stew.............................. 197
Winter-Spring Salad with
Cranberry Dressing................................. 196
Yogurt Cheese Topping for
Fruit or Granola...................................... 194

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Heart Disease, Stroke
and High Blood Pressure
Heart disease is still the biggest killer of Americans. A million of us die each year because of heart problems.
Yet, most heart disease is 100% preventable with changes in diet and lifestyle. Almost unknown before the turn
of the 20th century, today fully two-thirds of America suffers from some kind of cardiovascular disease—heart
attack, coronary, hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, rheumatic heart and more. Natural therapies are proving
to reduce mortality better than aggressive medical intervention or even the most advanced drug treatment. There
has been a 28% reduction in U.S. heart disease deaths since 1987. Studies indicate this trend is largely the result
of lifestyle changes to improve heart health… not high tech medical procedures or drug therapy.
Heart problems in women are different than those of men. They are hormone-dependent. (Heart attack signs
are also different for men and women. See pages 111 and 113.) Beware of calcium channel blockers. They block
many body functions and are implicated in aggravated cardiovascular problems. Research also shows that they
raise the risk of suicide and breast cancer. Actively explore magnesium, Nature’s calcium channel blocker, and
CoQ-10 supplements with your physician (see High Blood Pressure, page 114 for more).
A word about heart surgery
Clearly, modern medicine has saved and extended lives. But is “heroic medicine” always the best choice when
you aren’t facing imminent death? Modern medicine was developed during war time when emergency treatment
was the only way to deal with an emergency situation. So most medical procedures have a “battlefield mentality,”
prohibitively expensive, highly invasive, traumatic—often unnecessarily risky. Bypass surgery, the most popular
surgical heart disease “solution,” benefits less than 20% of heart patients. Patients experience no change in their
life expectancy—compared to heart patients who had the same symptoms and did not get the surgery.
Know the facts before making the decision to have surgery or take heart drugs. Drugs and surgery can carry
serious risks. Studies over the last 2 decades show that many patients do significantly worse after heart surgery
than patients who use other treatments. Bypass surgery can cause depression and impaired memory that persists
long-term. Most of us know someone for whom bypass surgery or a pacemaker became the beginning of the end
of a normal lifestyle. My own father-in-law was one of those.
No matter how skilled or how advanced, surgery is never the whole answer. Your doctor knows this, too. All
heart surgery MUST be followed by permanent changes in diet and lifestyle for ongoing heart health.
Why do Americans fall victim to heart disease when most heart disease is 100% preventable through simple
diet and lifestyle changes?
Is our 20th century lifestyle so bad that we are literally killing ourselves? Perhaps.
First: There’s still our sad American diet. While most Americans are trying to eat healthier, at best, we still
only consume 3.6 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Even worse, 25% of the “vegetables” we do eat are french
fries—the most damaging for cardiovascular health! Low fiber is a big problem, despite all the media attention.
The typical American eats less than one-third of the daily fiber recommended for cardiovascular health!
Second: There’s our sedentary lifestyle. Lack of exercise makes us an open target for heart disease. Regular
moderate exercise cuts risk for heart attack and stroke almost in half. Computers have changed our lives at every
level. Federal statistics say up to 60 percent of us are not regularly active, 25 percent are not active at all!
Third: Americans are “stressed out,” and our stress levels are rising. Most Americans feel overwhelmed on
a regular basis. Financial or work-related stress in common. Chronic stress attacks your entire cardiovascular
system. It causes coronary arteries to constrict, blood pressure to soar and cholesterol to build on artery walls.
It’s no wonder our hearts are about to explode!
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Fourth: Smoking constricts arteries and can cause blood pressure to skyrocket, too. Researchers estimate that
150,000 heart disease deaths would be prevented each year if Americans just quit smoking! Heart attack risk is 5
times greater among smokers aged 35-39.
Is heart disease contagious? It may be.
The infectious bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae, (a species of the bacteria that causes the STD, Chlamydia)
may be a factor in heart disease, too. C. pneumoniae is a common cause of pneumonia, sinusitis and bronchitis.
Here’s where heart disease comes in. Blocked blood vessels are 20 times more likely to carry C. pneumoniae than
unblocked vessels. One clinical trial finds that antibiotic therapy reduces the number of heart attacks in hospital
heart patients. If you are recovering from coronary disease, a month long course of Echinacea-Goldenseal extract
or Crystal Star Anti-Bio™ caps may flush out infection trapped in blocked lymph glands and blood vessels.
Is gum disease tied to heart disease? Experts think so.
People with periodontal disease are 2.7 times more likely to have a heart attack than people with healthy
gums! Gum disease allows toxic bacteria from excess plaque to enter the bloodstream, causing blood platelets
to clump and accelerate atherosclerosis. The National Institutes of Health are now exploring the link between
periodontal disease and heart attacks. If you already have gum disease or periodontitis, add CoQ10 to your daily
healing program. It is a specific for teeth and gums, and your heart.
Rehabilitation Diet after a Heart Attack
The heart health diet below is for those who have survived a heart attack or major heart surgery. Coming
back is tough. Sticking to a new lifestyle that changes not only your diet, but the way you handle every detail of
your life is a challenge. Lifestyle changes are not easy, and they take time to accomplish. But they must take place
for there to be permanent results. Use the diet on this page as a blueprint for a healthier heart. It focuses on food
that have been proven successful against heart disease. It reduces dietary fats 30% or more, includes plenty of fish
and seafood for Omega-3 oils, mineral-rich foods, particularly potassium and magnesium for cardiotonic action,
is fiber-rich for a clean system, and subscribes to a little white wine before dinner for relaxation and digestion.
Follow this diet for one to three months after an attack or surgery. Return to it any time as needed.
On rising: have grapefruit, apple or grape juice; or 2 lemons squeezed in water with maple syrup.
Breakfast: have fresh tropical fruits for extra potassium topped with a yogurt; mix 2 tbsp. each: lecithin granules,
toasted wheat germ, nutritional yeast, sesame seeds, molasses and flax oil. Take 2 tsp. every morning on yogurt,
or sprinkle on cereal, or whole grain toast. Add a little maple syrup, honey or apple juice to sweeten.
Mid-morning: have a potassium juice (page 16), or green drink like All One Multiple Vitamins & Minerals
Green Phytobase, or Crystal Star® Energy Green Renewal™ drink with 1 tsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (green tabs
OK, too. Take them with fresh carrot juice; or a mint tea).
Lunch: have baked onions, and a cup of miso soup with sea greens crumbled over the top; or a green salad
with nuts, seeds, sprouts, and lemon/oil dressing; or baked tofu with brown rice and broccoli; or a black bean
soup with a sandwich on whole grain bread; or a light seafood salad with spinach pasta for EFAs.
Mid-afternoon: have mint tea , or Crystal Star® Stress Arrest™ tea with crackers and a veggie dip; or a circulation
booster drink: Mix 1 cup tomato juice, 6 tbsp. wheat germ oil, 1 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast.
Dinner: have a vegetarian casserole with brown rice, veggies, and a light sauce; or baked or grilled fish like
salmon and tuna, or shellfish like oysters and scallops, with brown rice and steamed veggies; or a tofu - whole
grain loaf with a green salad, or baked veggies with whole grain muffins or cornbread, and a little butter.
Before bed: fresh fruits, apple juice; or miso soup or a nutritional yeast broth.
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Watchwords:
• Eat plenty of fish to balance blood viscosity for preventive effects.
• Add a brisk, daily walk.
• Do deep breathing exercises every morning.
• Boost peripheral circulation with dry skin brushing.
• Eat smaller meals with a little white wine to increase circulation. Eat magnesium-rich foods, like wheat germ,
tofu, bran, broccoli and potatoes for heart regulation.
• Have a good daily laugh. A positive mental outlook can do wonders for your heart and your well-being.
Choose 2 or 3 supplements to enhance and accelerate your heart recovery program:
• In an emergency: 1 tsp. cayenne powder in water, or cayenne tincture drops in water may help bring a person
out of a heart attack; or liquid carnitine as directed. Fifteen drops hawthorn extract every 15 minutes.
• Tone the heart muscle: NutriCology Complete Heart and CoQ-10 with Tocotrienols; Lane Labs Palm Vitee
tocotrienols; Esteem CardioLife caps with CoQ10; Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, up to 5000 mg. daily for
interstitial arterial integrity-elasticity, and to prevent TIAs (little strokes). EFAs from fish oil help tone arterial
muscle); Health from the Sun Total EFA also balance prostaglandins that regulate arterial muscle tone.
• Improve blood flow: Metabolic Response Modifiers Cardio-Chelate w/ EDTA ; Wakunaga Kyolic Super Formula
106; or Gingko Biloba extract as vasodilators, 3x daily; Crystal Star® Dr. Enzyme™ with Protease & Bromelain
or Transformation Purezyme to cleanse the bloodstream;
Nutricology Best Blood Oxygenation Formula.
• Antioxidants clear the cardiovascular system: Crystal
Star® Heart Protector formulas for men or women; Alpha
lipoic acid 200 mg. or Grapeseed PCOs 300 mg. daily; Nacetylcysteine
100 mg. daily; or 2 tbsp. daily sea greens.
• Cardiotonics for a strong, steady beat: Douglas Labs
CoQMelt daily or CoQ-10, 120 mg. daily; Carnitine 1000
mg.; Cayenne-Ginger caps; Siberian eleuthero caps 2000
mg. or tea daily; Wheat germ oil for tissue oxygen.
• Reduce blood stickiness to prevent a heart attack:
Bromelain 1500 mg. to increase fibrinolysis; Chromium
picolinate or Solaray Chromiacin for arterial plaque and
insulin resistance; Omega-3 fish or flax oils 3x daily.
Important news for heart patients:
• New research from Stephen Sinatra, M.D. shows that the supplements, CoQ-10, L-Carnitine and D-Ribose,
used in combination may help prevent and overcome heart disease. For detailed information, read The Sinatra
Solution published by Basic Health. For more recommended publications, visit www.healthyhealing.com
Bodywork techniques relieve pain and improve circulation.
• If you think you might be having a heart attack:
- IMPORTANT: Get to an emergency medical center right away!
- Apply hot compresses and massage chest to ease acute angina.
- Chewing an aspirin immediately following symptoms of a heart attack, may be able to reduce mortality
through its ability to reduce arterial blockage.
• For prevention:
- Take alternate hot and cold showers frequently to increase circulation.
- Smoking constricts arteries and can cause blood pressure to skyrocket. Researchers estimate that 150,000 heart
disease deaths would be prevented each year if Americans just quit smoking. Is it time for you to quit?
- Take some mild regular daily exercise. Do deep breathing exercises every morning for body oxygen.
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Heart problems for men and women are different
Until very recently, men and women’s heart disease was considered
largely the same. New research shows that men and women face very
different challenges of heart disease. I’ve worked extensively to create
natural healing programs that address the unique heart needs of men
and women. Until the mid-’90s men’s heart disease was virtually the only
focus of conventional medicine study. (Consequently, male children now
have a lower heart attack fatality rate than their fathers.) Yet, while about
500,000 men died each year from heart disease, even more, over 550,000,
American women died. More frightening, studies reveal women receive
less medical treatment despite having more symptoms.
Heart disease is still the leading cause of women’s death in America,
accounting for half of all women’s deaths and killing 5 times more often
than breast cancer. Heart disease for women, as for men, is linked to
obesity, too little exercise and high cholesterol (even though tests show
women have 60-70% less artery clogging plaque than men). It is also
clearly hormone-related—a woman’s highest risk is after menopause.
Many studies point to emotional health, stress, anger, and overwork
as triggers of heart attacks for men. A Harvard study shows that men
with the highest anger scores on personality tests are three times more
likely to develop heart disease. Male pattern baldness and a protruding
stomach also mean a higher risk of heart disease.
High blood pressure and atherosclerosis are the top cardiovascular problems that men face. High triglycerides
(blood fats), related to a high fat diet and an overworked liver, can double a man’s heart attack risk!
High blood pressure, often called “the silent killer,” affects 1 in 3 of all American adults, especially African-
American men. Coronary heart disease is 3 – 5 times more likely in people with high blood pressure! Atherosclerosis
speeds up when blood pressure is high. Once atherosclerotic plaques form on your arteries, they restrict
blood flow to organs and tissues leading to heart attacks, strokes, even gangrene.
Can donating blood regularly prevent a heart attack for a man? Yes, it can!
Men have twice as much iron in their bodies as women. Iron acts as a catalyst in cholesterol oxidation, linked to
artery hardening and scarring. Recent studies show that men cut their risk for heart attack or stroke up to a third
by reducing their excess iron when they regularly donate blood.
Does oral chelation reverse men’s heart disease?
Intravenous chelation therapy with EDTA, though largely ignored by mainstream medicine, has been successful
for arteriosclerosis for over 40 years. EDTA (ethylenediamine tetra acetic acid, a synthetic amino acid)
binds to and flushes out arterial plaque and calcium deposits that cause artery hardening. Intravenous chelation
is powerful but expensive. Oral chelation is cheaper and more convenient, a good option for men that improves
blood flow and may even reverse some cardiovascular problems. Consider Golden Pride Oral Chelation Formula
#1 or Metabolic Response Modifiers Cardio-Chelate.
New research shows heart attack symptoms are different for men and women!
Even with all the heart health information we have today, men and women still ignore heart attack symptoms…
and, sadly, lose the first hours when treatment is so critical. See pg. 113 for women’s heart attack signs.
Warning signs men should watch for:
• Pressure, or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes
• Pain and numbness spreading to the face, neck or arms, usually on one side.
• Severe headache with light-headedness, sweating, nausea, skin paleness or shortness of breath.
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A Man’s Healthy Heart Program
• Men tend to overeat fatty foods. Hardening of the arteries is
strongly tied to a diet high in butter, red meat, ice cream and
eggs, the very foods many men overeat! Too much salt, a high
stress lifestyle with little “downtime,” and smoking are key
factors. A low fat, high fiber diet is important for men’s heart
protection. It is essential for lowering high blood pressure.
Reduce fatty dairy foods like ice cream and rich cheeses. Cut
back on red meat, especially pork. A better choice? Eat seafood
at least twice a week. An 11-year study covering over 22,000
male physicians found that eating seafood just once a week cuts
men’s risk of sudden cardiac death by 52%!
• Use olive oil. You can’t fry in olive oil, but fried foods are so bad
for your heart that this is a plus. Olive oil boosts healthy HDL
cholesterol levels and removes blood fats. Try Spectrum Naturals
organic olive oil. Eat green foods—spinach, chard and sea greens,
for magnesium therapy and EFAs, keys to heart regulation and
health.
• Men at risk for heart disease need more fiber! Many studies
show fiber reduces arterial plaque from atherosclerosis. An
herbal fiber drink mix daily like Jarrow Gentle Fibers along
with artichoke extract helps reduce cholesterol, lower blood
fats (triglycerides) and eliminate fatty build-up.
• Add spices like garlic, onions, tumeric and cayenne peppers
to your diet. Garlic thins the blood, normalizes blood pressure, helps reduce serum cholesterol and arterial
plaque build-up. Both onions and garlic stimulate healthy circulation. Cayenne peppers strengthen all
cardiovascular activity, dilate arteries and reduce blood pressure. Tumeric, an anti-inflammatory spice,
helps decrease cholesterol levels and prevents progression of atherosclerosis. Don’t like spicy recipes?
Consider a garlic product like Wakunaga’s Kyolic Formula 106, with garlic, vitamin E, hawthorn and
cayenne pepper. Boost circulation to thin “sticky blood” with Futurebiotics Circuplex.
• Eat vitamin C rich foods like citrus fruits, broccoli or peppers. Low blood levels of vitamin C are linked to
atherosclerosis and increased heart attack risk. A new study shows that men with no pre-existing heart disease,
but deficient in vitamin C have 3.5 times MORE heart attacks than men who are not deficient in vitamin C.
• Herbal stress busters are a good choice for men. They reduce anxiety linked to high blood pressure. Herbal
formulas like Crystal Star® Heart Protector For Men™ with gotu kola, passionflower and scullcap calm
acute stress reactions. Siberian eleuthero is a primary adaptogen that builds body resistance to stress.
A Woman’s Healthy Heart
Heart problems in women are hormone-dependent. A woman’s highest risk for heart disease is during
menopause. The risk rises noticeably every year for a woman in peri-menopause and goes on rising as she ages.
Hundreds of thousands of hormone replacement therapy prescriptions are written every year by doctors trying
to protect menopausal women from heart disease. Yet, the use of HRT to protect against heart disease is highly
debatable. There is no conclusive evidence that estrogen protects against heart disease. The International Meeting
on Atherosclerosis concludes that the heart protective benefits attributed to estrogen may result from population
selection or changes towards healthier lifestyles during studies.
Research shows that synthetic HRT does NOT prevent heart attacks for women who already have heart
disease. In fact, the latest studies show women who take HRT for over 5 years suffer 24% MORE heart attacks
than women who don’t, and the risk is highest (a whopping 81% increase) during the first year on HRT. I believe
there are better solutions for preventing heart disease naturally that don’t carry these risks of HRT, with its links
to uterine and breast cancer, blood clots and gallbladder disease.
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Thinking about hormone replacement therapy to prevent heart disease?
• The most commonly prescribed hormone replacement drug, Premarin, actually suppresses folic acid, contributing
to high homocysteine levels, a known risk factor for heart disease. New research shows synthetic progestins in
combination with HRT drugs may cause dangerous coronary vasospasms linked to heart attack.
• Tests with some estrogen contraceptive pills actually increase a woman’s risk of heart disease, heart attack,
stroke and serious blood clotting problems.
• Some reports suggest that SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators) like Evista may protect against heart
disease. But Evista should not be taken by women with congestive heart failure, common after menopause.
Evista also increases risk of serious blood clots in the legs, lungs or eyes.
The biggest heart problems for women?
Statistics show that a woman is 50% MORE likely to die from a heart attack than a man! Women have heart
attacks at older ages when they are in poorer health, with arteries less able to compensate for the partial death of
heart muscle caused by a heart attack.
Heart attack symptoms may be different. Women should watch for shortness of breath, palpitations, fatigue;
tooth, jaw and ear pain, even back pain, as well as chest pain.
Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart is unable to efficiently pump blood, affects over two million menopausal
women today; and their risk for sudden cardiac arrest and death is up to 9 times higher than the general
population! High iron stores after menopause may increase risk. New research shows NSAIDs (Non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs) may cause up to 20% of all heart failure cases. Alpha blocking blood pressure drugs
may also be to blame. Symptoms to watch for: extreme fatigue and water retention (particularly bloated ankles).
Consider Crystal Star® Heart Protector for Women™ caps; or creatine 3000 – 5000 mg. daily.
Are you having a panic attack or a heart attack?
Women may confuse panic attacks with heart attacks during menopause because the symptoms seem so
severe. Menopausal heart palpitations and nighttime anxiety attacks are extremely common. When I first began
menopause, I remember waking up terrified that I was having a heart attack, but found out later that it was a
panic attack. If symptoms persist, seek a qualified health practitioner.
Panic attack signs: these symptoms mean you may be having a panic attack. It should pass quickly.
• hyperventilating, shortness of breath, or bolting upright out of bed, especially in the wee morning hours.
• racing heartbeat, dizziness or feeling faint.
• feeling like you’re “going crazy” or losing control, or being full of fear that has no basis in reality.
Herbs offer relief from nighttime panic attacks. I keep a herbal extract with herbs like hawthorn, arjuna,
ashwagandha and passionflowers by my bed at night for immediate relief.
Heart attack signs: these symptoms may mean a heart attack. Seek medical attention immediately!
In addition to the symptom list for men (see page 111), women should watch for the following symptoms
which can appear up to a month before the attack.
• Unexplained, unusual fatigue
• Poor sleep, usually accompanied by anxiety
• Unexplained shortness of breath, often without pain
• Unusual attacks of indigestion, often followed by or accompanied by, back pain, or teeth, jaw or ear pain
Note: A heart attack may be imminent for a woman if she has shortness of breath, often with palpitations,
and breaks into a cold sweat, and if she has extreme weakness, usually accompanied by dizziness.
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A Woman’s Healthy Heart Program
• Sea veggies act as body tonics to restore female vitality after
menopause. They’re loaded with fat-soluble vitamins like D and
K that help make steroidal hormones like estrogen and DHEA
which protect against heart disease. Sea veggies also dissolve
fatty deposits in the cardiovascular system that precipitate heart
disease.
• Phytoestrogen foods like soy help maintain vascular
function. Soy foods not only lower cholesterol, but along
with herbs, soy is a rich source of phytoestrogens for heart
protection during menopause. My favorite phytoestrogen
heart protector for post-menopausal women is a dong quai/
damiana/ashwagandha combination.
• Have cold-water fish 3 times a week for heart-healthy omega-
3 oils and EFAs. Salmon is one of God’s gifts, a rich source of
omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. Wild salmon is a better source
of EFAs than farmed salmon, and is much lower in hormonedisrupting
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).
• Natural vitamin E, like Lane Labs Palm Vitee with tocotrionols
daily, cuts heart attack risk 77%!
• A daily herbal heart tonic helps protect against congestive
heart failure, especially after menopause. Use a heart toning
combination like Crystal Star® Heart Protector For Women™
with herbs like hawthorn, bilberry, motherwort, ashwagandha,
dong quai, gingko biloba, astragalus, red sage, and ginger root for 6 months as circulatory support; or try
Heart Food Caps by Heart Foods or Complete Heart by Nutricology.
• CoQ-10, up to 300 mg. daily, or Douglas Labs CoQmelt strengthens the heart muscle and helps it work more
effectively. (CoQ-10 is also a protector against breast cancer.)
• EFAs (essential fatty acids) are important to women’s heart health, because they are critical for hormone
balance… a big part of women’s heart problems. EFAs help decrease blood platelet “stickiness.” Evening primrose
oil provides top quality EFAs. Spectrum Naturals high-lignan Organic Flax Oil is a good diet choice.
• Eat brown rice regularly for heart smart B vitamins. Brown rice as a valuable source of fiber, vitamins and
minerals is superior to refined grains for heart health.
Lower your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a major health problem in America’s fast-paced, high-stress world. High blood pressure
affects 1 out of every 3 U.S. adults today, causes 60,000 deaths a year and directly relates to more than 250,000
deaths from stroke. It’s the leading health problem for American women. New research shows that middle aged
Americans actually have a 90% chance of developing high blood pressure. Less than half have their blood pressure
under control, because over half don’t know they have a problem! HBP is a silent condition that steals health
and can steal life. It increases risk for heart attack, for congestive heart failure (especially in women) and kidney
failure. It accelerates hardening of the arteries, damages blood vessels and speeds up aging of the brain.
What causes high blood pressure? Most cases are caused by arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis (clogging
arterial fats and increased fat storage), 90% of which are often the result of a calcium, magnesium or fiber deficiency
- factors that can be controlled by diet and lifestyle improvement. Most sufferers are greatly overweight
due to a high fat, high sugar diet; most have a high consumption of salt and red meat which raises critical copper
levels. A high stress lifestyle is common, usually linked to smoking, excess alcohol and too much caffeine.
Key markers for high blood pressure: mucous and waste thickened blood, insulin resistance from poor sugar
metabolism, thyroid metabolic imbalances, exhausted kidneys, auto-toxemia from chronic constipation.
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Do you have high blood pressure?
In May 2003, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute revised their guidelines on normal blood pressure
levels, putting 45 million Americans in new risk category called “pre-hypertensive.”
Here are the new guidelines: Ideal blood pressure stays between 120 (systolic-the pressure exerted when the
heart pumps) and 80 (diastolic-the pressure when the heart rests between beats) or slightly less. If the reading
goes over 140/90, prehypertension is usually indicated. If the diastolic (or bottom) number goes over 104, severe
hypertension is diagnosed. Your physician or a home blood pressure test kit can show your status.
Body signs and symptoms offer clues that your blood pressure may be high:
• frequent headaches and irritability? chronic constipation? (from calcium and fiber deficiency)
• dizziness? ringing in ears? heart arrhythmias? flushed complexion? red streaks in eyes? (auto-toxemia)
• fatigue? sleeplessness? depression? kidney malfunction? (insulin resistance, poor sugar metabolism)
• chronic respiratory problems? (from excess mucous and wastes)
• uncontrolled weight gain and fluid retention? (thyroid imbalance from increased fat storage, too much salt,
red meat, and lack of exercise)
About magnesium… Nature’s Calcium Channel Blocker
Actively explore magnesium, Nature’s calcium channel
blocker, and CoQ-10 supplements with your physician. I
often receive questions about calcium channel blockers from
people told by their doctors and pharmacists to take calcium
channel blocker to break up calcified deposits in the arteries.
In other words, calcium is the villain for heart health. Then,
you hear from natural healers that calcium helps reduce blood
pressure. It’s the hero.
Here’s how calcium channel blocking drugs work: They
inhibit the entry of calcium into heart cells and smooth muscle
cells of blood vessels. Without calcium, the cells cannot contract
and the result is lowered blood pressure. But, calcium is
an important mineral for heart health. Calcium regulates the
proper contraction and relaxation of the heart, and inhibits
heart spasms. Calcium also helps lower cholesterol.
Non-food calcium supplements (like calcium carbonate
from oyster shells) aren’t the best choice because they may
cause too much calcium to overload the elimination system,
potentially increasing risk for calcified deposits and stone
formation. Calcium from herb and food sources is ideal
because it comes with a protective ratio of magnesium to
balance out the negative effects of calcium overload on the
heart. Magnesium naturally blocks the entry of calcium into
heart muscle cells, reducing vascular resistance and lowering
blood pressure.
Magnesium is often called Nature’s Calcium Channel Blocker. Foods like dark greens and sea greens, hot
spices like cayenne, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and beans are all good, balanced sources of calcium and magnesium
for heart health. Both minerals need to be present for optimum absorption, and food and herb sources provide
this protective balance, naturally.
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Guidelines to balance your blood pressure:
Clinical studies show that people with hypertension who make good life changes fare much better than those
on anti-hypertensive prescription drugs. Vegetarians have far fewer blood pressure problems. Exercise is a key.
• Cut the fat. Harvard Medical research says a low-fat diet can lower blood pressure as much as drugs. Cut
back on saturated fats (from meats and dairy) and trans fats (from snack foods and fried foods). But don’t
cut out the good fats. Foods high in essential fatty acids (EFAs) actually help reduce harmful blood clots in the
arteries, and prevent cardiovascular damage with significant antioxidant and antibacterial activity. Include
EFA rich foods like seafood (esp. salmon), sea greens (like nori and kelp), herbs like evening primrose or flax
seed oil regularly.
• Eliminate caffeine and nicotine for good. Both are notorious for raising blood pressure.
• Control your salt use. The key to salt balance is drinking plenty of water. When your body perceives low
water, it responds by retaining sodium to reduce further water loss, starting a vicious cycle of cravings for
salty foods and liquids that ends in high blood pressure. (Constantly taking diuretics for high blood pressure
can aggravate this cycle.) Tip: Natural sodium from celery actually helps flush table salt from your veins. If
you’re overloaded on salt, try a mixed veggie juice with high celery 2 – 3x daily.
• Eliminate foods that provoke high blood pressure: canned and frozen foods, cured, smoked and canned
meats, peanut butter, soy sauce, bouillon cubes and condiments, fried chips and snacks, dry soups.
• Eat vitamin C rich foods like peppers, kiwis, papayas, cauliflower and broccoli to strengthen the blood
vessels and slow down hardening of the arteries.
• Get plenty of food source calcium in your diet. Calcium deficiency often means high blood pressure.
• Potassium is a good option. Potassium controls heart rate, normalizes blood pressure fluctuations and
flushes excess sodium in the body. Duke University studies reveal that hypertensive men who supplement
with potassium regain health and reduce their blood pressure. Potassium is easily brought in through healing
foods like sea vegetables (women), bananas (men), pomegranates, apricots, raisins, spinach, seafood and nuts.
If your diet is strictly low-sodium, the sea vegetable nori (particularly nori that has been rinsed in fresh water
before drying) has far less sodium than other sea vegetables.
Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure
A diet change is the best thing you can do to control high blood pressure. The rewards are high—a longer,
healthier life—and control of your life. Avoid antacids that disrupt pH and invite your body to produce even
more acid.
On rising: Have citrus juices or a potassium juice (pg. 16).
Breakfast: Make a mix of 2 tbsp. each: lecithin granules, toasted wheat germ, nutritional yeast, honey and
sesame seeds. Sprinkle some on fresh fruit or mix with yogurt and add a tsp. New Chapter Ginger Syrup; or have
a poached or baked egg with bran muffins or whole grain toast, and kefir cheese or unsalted butter; or some
whole grain cereal or pancakes with a little maple syrup.
Mid-morning: A green veggie drink, or natural V-8 juice or peppermint tea: or a cup of miso soup with sea
greens snipped on top, or low-sodium ramen noodle soup; and some crunchy veggies with kefir cheese dip.
Lunch: Have one cup daily of fenugreek tea with 1 tsp. honey; then have a tofu and spinach salad with some
sprouts and bran muffins; or a large fresh green salad with a lemon-flax oil dressing. Add plenty of sprouts, tofu,
raisins, cottage cheese, nuts, and seeds; or have a light veggie omelet; or a seafood and vegetable pasta salad.
Mid-afternoon: Have a bottle of mineral water, or a cup of peppermint tea. Have a V-8 juice, or carrot juice;
or a cup of miso soup with a hard boiled egg and whole grain crackers; or dried fruits; or an apple juice.
Dinner: Have apple or papaya juice before dinner. Then have a baked vegetable casserole with tofu and brown
rice, and a small dinner salad; or a baked fish or seafood dish with rice and peas, or a baked potato; or a vegetable
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quiche (like broccoli, artichoke, or asparagus), and a light oriental soup; or some roast turkey and cornbread
dressing with a small salad; or an Asian vegetable stir fry, with a light, clear soup and brown rice.
Before bed: Have a cup of miso soup, or nutritional yeast broth, apple juice, or some chamomile tea.
Choose 2 or 3 supplements to help normalize your blood pressure:
• Regulate blood pressure: Crystal Star® Heartsease
H.B.P.™ caps, or Esteem Cardiolife Complex;
Vitamin E therapy: Take 100IU daily for 1 week, then
400IU daily for 1 week, then 800IU capsules daily
for 2 weeks. Add 1 selenium 200 mcg., and 1 Ester
C with bioflavs each time. Hibiscus tea lowers blood
pressure (1999 Journal of Ethnopharmacology).
Optimal Health Pressure FX (88% effective in a
Brazilian study).
• Flavonoids tone arteries: Hawthorn extract,
especially for palpitation; Ginkgo Biloba extract or
Cayenne-ginger caps for circulation; Grifron Reishi
caps; Garlic caps 6 daily.
• Naturally reduce edema: Crystal Star® Tinkle™
caps (very effective); Dandelion extract drops in
tea (fast acting). If taking diuretics, take vitamin
C 1000 mg., potassium 99 mg., or Crystal Star®
Ocean Minerals.
• Reduce stress to control hypertension: Nature’s
Secret Ultimate B daily with extra B6 100 mg., and
niacin 100 mg. 3x daily. Crystal Star® Relax Caps™
with Calcium Magnesium Source™ caps; or CoQ10
60 mg. 3x daily.
• Boost essential fatty acids: Omega-3 fish or flax
oils 3 daily; Evening Primrose Oil 3000 mg. daily.
• Handle fats and dairy foods better: Crystal Star®
Dr. Enzyme 2: Fat & Starch Buster™; Bromelain
1000 mg. daily; Chromium picolinate 200 mcg.
daily for insulin resistance; Planetary Triphala caps
(very good results). Metabolic Response Modifiers
Cardio Chelate with EDTA .
Bodywork techniques are a key to improving your circulation
• Avoid tobacco in all forms to dramatically lower blood pressure. Smoking constricts blood vessels, making
your heart work harder. Smoking also aggravates high blood sugar levels.
• Avoid Phenylalanine (especially as found in Nutra-Sweet) and over-the-counter antihistamines that aggravate
high blood pressure.
• Eliminate caffeine and hard liquor. They can cause adrenaline rushes that make blood pressure soar. (A little
wine at night with dinner can actually lower stress and hypertension.)
• Exercise is important. Take a brisk 30 minute walk every day, with plenty of deep lung breathing.
• Relaxation techniques are important. Massage and meditation are two of the best for hypertension.
• A dry skin brush all over the body does wonders to stimulate better blood flow.
• Reflexology point: Pull middle finger on each hand 3x for 20 seconds each time, daily.
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Diet to Lower Cholesterol
High cholesterol affects up to 60 million Americans, and it is a major factor for coronary heart disease. Cholesterol
is a fat-related substance essential to every body function. Poor metabolism and over-indulgence in artery
clogging foods leads to serious deposits in arterial linings, and to gallstones. There are two kinds of cholesterol.
HDL (high density lipo-protein, or good) cholesterol, LDL/VLDL (low density and very low density lipoproteins,
or bad) cholesterol. Both types are found only in your blood, not in food. People with cholesterol levels over
240 are 3 times as likely to die of cardiovascular disease. Research now links high cholesterol to increased risk of
early Alzheimer’s disease!
While statin drugs are widely touted for cholesterol reduction, research shows that taking them without
making healthy lifestyle changes does not reduce rates of death, heart attacks or heart disease. Side effects of
cholesterol-lowering drugs like Zocor, Mevacor and Pravachol include liver toxicity, kidney failure, impotence,
stomach distress and vision impairment. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology says these drugs also deplete
CoQ10, an essential co-enzyme that strengthens the heart and arteries, by up to 50%.
What level should your cholesterol be?
Cholesterol screening results can be complicated. Pay close attention to your results. High LDL cholesterol
accumulated on arteries walls can eventually block the flow of blood to your heart or brain, resulting in a heart
attack or stroke.
Is your cholesterol too high? Check these signs:
• Is your circulation poor? (from plaque formation on the artery walls)
• Do you get frequent leg cramps and pain?
• Do you lead a high stress lifestyle? Is your high blood pressure too high? (from a diet too low in fiber)
• Do you have bouts of difficult breathing? Are your hands and feet always cold?
• Is your skin and hair always dry? (from a diet without enough essential fatty acids)
• Do you get heart palpitations and dizziness alternating with periods of lethargy?
• Do you have multiple allergies and kidney trouble? (from a diet too high in saturated fats and sugars)
Here’s what is tested in today’s cholesterol screening.
• LDL (low density lipoprotein), the “bad” cholesterol, carries cholesterol through the bloodstream for cellbuilding,
but leaves behind the excess on artery walls and in tissues.
- Ideal LDL levels are less than 130 mg./dL.
- Levels between 130 mg/dL to 159 mg./dL are borderline high.
- Levels 160 mg./dL and over are high.
Important: New research points out new LDL concerns. Almost half of all heart disease patients have pattern-
B LDLs, smaller and denser than normal LDL’. Pattern-B LDLs enter into blood vessels 40% faster than normal
LDLs, so fat is deposited on artery walls faster than it can be removed. Studies show people with more than 25%
of pattern-B LDL cholesterol have three times the normal risk of heart diseases—even when their total LDL count
is normal! New cholesterol screening shows pattern-B LDL cholesterol levels.
• HDL (high density lipoprotein), the “good” cholesterol, helps prevent narrowing of the artery walls by
transporting excess LDL cholesterol to the liver for excretion as bile.
- Ideal HDL cholesterol levels are 60 mg./dL and above.
- Levels below 35 mg./dL are too low.
• Triglycerides, sugar-related blood fats that usually appear on your thighs and hips, increase the density of
LDL cholesterol molecules. High triglycerides cause blood cells to stick together, impairing circulation and
leading to heart attack. High triglycerides also elevate insulin levels, aggravating high cholesterol. Eliminating
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sugar and reducing refined carbohydrates, like bread and pasta is critical to both high cholesterol and high
triglycerides. For every ounce of triglycerides you eat you add 250 calories (the weight of a raisin).
- Ideal triglyceride levels are less than 200 mg./dL.
- 200 to 399 mg./dL is considered borderline.
- Levels above 250 increase your heart attack risk 50%.
- Levels 400 mg./dL and above are dangerous to health.
• Total cholesterol:
- Levels should be less than 200 mg./dL.
- Levels 200 to 239 mg./dL are borderline high.
- Levels over 240 mg./dL are high and put you at an increased risk for heart disease.
- Low cholesterol levels (below 180) affect 10% of Americans and can be dangerous, too. A new study by the
University of Washington shows low cholesterol is a risk factor for hemorrhagic stroke!
Cholesterol Watchwords:
• Cholesterol in eggs isn’t the culprit. Kansas State University research shows eating eggs in moderation
has little impact on blood cholesterol levels. Eggs are still one of Nature’s perfect foods, a whole food, with
phosphatides to balance the cholesterol. The big contributor to high blood cholesterol levels is saturated fat and
over-eating. Focus instead on plant foods like red yeast rice and Red Star nutritional yeast. Vegetarians who
occasionally eat eggs and small amounts of low fat dairy are at the lowest risk for arterial or heart disease.
• A low fat, high fiber diet is still the key to reducing cholesterol. Reducing sugar is the key to lowering
triglycerides and cholesterol. Fiber drinks like Green Foods Berry Barley Essence, and herbal supplements
like Crystal Star® Sugar Control High™ capsules that balance blood sugar levels really help… usually with
noticeable benefits in one to two months.
• Focus on foods that lower bad cholesterol: soy foods (with isoflavones), olive oil (recent research shows adults
who consume 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil a day for just one week have less LDL oxidation!), whole grains
like oats, high fiber foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, yogurt and cultured foods, and yams.
• Substantially reduce or avoid cholesterol culprits like animal fats, red meats, fried foods, fatty dairy foods like
cheese and sour cream, salty, sugary snack foods (usually loaded with trans fats), and chemical laden foods.
• Eat smaller meals, especially at night. A little wine with dinner reduces stress and raises HDLs.
• Take a morning cup of green tea (or Crystal Star® Green Tea Cleanser™), and a royal jelly/ginseng drink like
Prince of Peace Royal Jelly - Ginseng Vials for a month makes a noticeable difference in cholesterol levels.
Choose 2 or 3 supplements to help balance your cholesterol:
• Balance LDL to HDL levels (the real secret): Reishi extract drops; Red yeast rice; Futurebiotics Cholesta-lo;
Policosanol, 5 – 30 mg. daily to inhibit LDL oxidation.
• Support cardiovascular health: Hawthorn extract 3x daily; Golden Pride Formula One oral chelation with
EDTA; or Lane Labs Palm Vitee tocotrienols.
• Boost antioxidant intake: CoQ10 100 mg. daily; Grapeseed PCOs 100 mg. daily; or Bilberry extract 2x daily for
PCOs; Microhydrin available at royalbodycare.com; American Health Ester E 400 IU; Carnitine 1000 mg. daily.
• Good fats balance out bad fats: Udo’s Perfected Oil Blend; Evening Primrose Oil 4000 mg. daily; Omega-3
rich Flax Oil capsules daily.
• Raise your HDL levels: Panax ginseng and Suma root (both help protect the liver); Solaray Alfa Juice caps;
Herbs Etc. Cholestero-tonic.
• Lower LDL, VLDL and triglyceride levels: Grifron Maitake Mushroom caps; Health from the Sun Basikol
with phytosterols (good results in Mayo clinic tests) or Jagulana Jiaogulan (good results in Chinese clinical
tests); Cayenne-Ginger capsules 2 daily; Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, or Garlic-Fenugreek seed caps 6 daily
(decreases bad cholesterol 10%); Nutricology NA C (N-acetyl-cysteine) 1000 mg. daily, or Solaray Guggul-
Red Yeast Rice caps (guggulipid lowers blood fats over all); Chromium 200 mcg. helps triglycerides.
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• Help the liver metabolize cholesterol: Drink green tea or take Crystal
Star® Green Tea Cleanser™; Milk Thistle Seed extract for 3 months;
Dandelion root tea; Schiff Enzymall with ox bile daily. Solaray
Lipotropic 1000. Esteem Cardiolife; Planetary Triphala caps.
• Niacin therapy reduces harmful blood fats and benefits nerves. (Not
for use in cases of glucose intolerance, liver disease or peptic ulcer.)
Flush-free niacin is OK. Dose: 1000 mg. daily; Nature’s Way Niacin 100
mg. with glycine 500 mg. if sugar sensitive. Futurebiotics Cholesta-Lo
with garlic and niacin.
Bodywork techniques are a key to reducing your
cholesterol
• Reduce your body weight. Many overweight people have abnormal
metabolism. If you are 10 pounds overweight, your body produces an
extra 100 mg. of cholesterol every day.
• Exercise is preventive medicine for cholesterol. Even if you cut your
fat, you need to exercise to lower your LDLs. Take a brisk daily walk or
other regular aerobic exercise to enhance circulation and boost HDL.
• Eliminate tobacco use of all kinds. Nicotine raises cholesterol levels.
• Practice a favorite stress reduction technique at least once a day. There
is a correlation between high cholesterol and aggression. Men who are
the most emotionally repressive have the highest cholesterol levels.
Maintenance Recipes for a
Healthy Heart Diet
Use these recipes on an ongoing basis once your initial healing diet is producing good results.
The diets and recipes that help prevent heart disease also improve congestive heart failure, heart palpitations.
irregular blood pressure, cholesterol build-up, atherosclerosis, blood clots, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Breakfast
Apple Couscous for Breakfast
Light and satisfying
3 cups couscous, prepared
according to package
directions
3 tbsp. chopped almonds
½ cup chopped carrots
1 tbsp. grapeseed oil
2 pinches herb salt
2 pinches curry powder
½ cup chopped apples
2 tbsp. raisins
Sauté almonds and carrots for 3 minutes in the grapeseed oil. Combine with couscous and season with herb
salt and curry powder. Top with apples and raisins. Makes about 4 cups.
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Prune Walnut Muffins
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup toasted wheat germ
½ cup Grapenuts
1 tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 cup prunes, diced
1½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup walnuts, diced
½ tsp. powdered ginger
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup water
2 eggs
2 tbsp. frozen orange juice
concentrate
3 tbsp. soft butter
3 tbsp. honey
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, wheat germ, Grapenuts, baking powder
and baking soda. Add fruits, nuts and spices: prunes, cinnamon, walnuts, powdered ginger and nutmeg. Mix wet
ingredients in a large pan and heat until syrupy: yogurt, ½ cup water, eggs, orange juice, butter and honey. Add
to dry ingredients in the bowl and combine until just gently moistened. Pour into grapeseed oil-sprayed muffin
tins or paper-lined muffin cups and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean. Makes 18 muffins.
Honeydew with Frosty Blueberries
½ cup honey
1½ tsp. vanilla
1 cup blueberries
1 honeydew melon
crystallized ginger, minced
In a saucepan, heat the honey and vanilla. When honey starts to bubble, remove from heat, let cool slightly.
Then gently stir in the blueberries until they are coated. Lift berries from honey with a slotted spoon and place
on a tray in the freezer for 30 minutes (no more). Cut the honeydew in quarters. Place each quarter on a salad
plate. Divide berries between melon pieces. Sprinkle with minced crystallized ginger. Makes 4 servings.
Healing drinks
Circulation Energy Tonic
Energize against aches and chills.
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup orange juice
4 tbsp. raisins
2 tbsp. honey
4 tbsp. almonds, chopped
4 – 6 whole cloves
1 tsp. vanilla
4 – 6 cardamom pods
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and heat gently for 15 minutes. Remove spices. Serve hot. Makes 4
drinks (2 day’s supply).
Soy Protein Power Shake
2 cups honey-vanilla soy milk
2 frozen bananas
4 tbsp. vanilla soy protein powder
3 tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
2 tbsp. bee pollen
2 tbsp. toasted wheat germ
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. lecithin granules
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 shakes.
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Soups, salads, appetizers
Vegetable Pickles
1 cup radishes, sliced
1 European hothouse
cucumber, thinly-sliced
1 large carrot, thinly-sliced
½ tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. umeboshi vinegar or
seasoned brown rice vinegar
6 tbsp. sake
In a bowl, toss together radishes, cucumber, carrot and salt. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Press
vegetables gently in a colander to drain off liquid, then return to bowl. In a pan, bring vinegar and sake to a boil.
Immediately remove from heat. Let cool; pour over veggies. Cover and chill for 24 hours. Serve in small lettuce
cups that can be hand-held to eat. Makes 8 appetizers.
Low-Fat Hot Tuna Pâté
1 can water-packed white
tuna, drained
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
¼ tsp. lemon-pepper
seasoning
1½ tbsp. sweet relish
1 tbsp. minced parsley
rye cocktail rounds
Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, lemon juice, mustard, lemon-pepper,
relish and parsley. Spoon into lecithin-sprayed ramekins. Heat at 325° for 40 minutes or until browned.
Serve right away with plenty of rye cocktail rounds. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 103
Protein------------- 9 g.
Vitamin A---------- 6 IU
Vitamin C---------- 11 mg.
Vitamin E ----- trace amounts
Carbohydrates----- 16 g.
Fiber- -------------- 2 g.
Fat------------------ 1 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 159 mg.
Iron- --------------- 2 mg.
Magnesium-------- 6 mg.
Potassium---------- 60 mg.
Sodium------------- 375 mg.
California Falafel Salad
1 lb. extra firm tofu, cubed
8 oz. falafel mix or sesame
burger mix
½ cup minced green onions
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 crumbled hard boiled eggs
1 cup thin-sliced celery
1 tbsp. sweet hot mustard
½ cup lemon mayonnaise
½ cup sweet pickle relish
shredded romaine lettuce
Boil tofu in 1 cup water for 5 minutes. Drain. Toss with falafel mix; set aside. Sauté green onions in olive oil
for 2 minutes. Add ½ cup water and let simmer. Remove from heat. Add tofu and falafel mix. Toss to coat and set
aside for a few minutes to absorb water. Add eggs, celery, mustard, lemon mayonnaise and relish. Stir just lightly
to moisten. Chill for 1 hour and serve over shredded romaine lettuce. Makes enough for 6 salads.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 397
Protein------------- 21 g.
Vitamin A---------- 80 IU
Vitamin C---------- 8 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 1 IU
Carbohydrates----- 33 g.
Fiber- -------------- 4 g.
Fat------------------ 19 g.
Cholesterol--------- 71 mg.
Calcium------------ 219 mg.
Iron- --------------- 11 mg.
Magnesium-------- 124 mg.
Potassium---------- 617 mg.
Sodium------------- 422 mg.
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Turkey Almond Salad
The taste of a holiday turkey in a salad.
1 tbsp. shallots, minced
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup whole wheat bread,
cut in cubes
4 tsp. tamari
1⁄3 cup brown rice vinegar
1⁄3 cup grapeseed oil
1 tbsp. soy bacon bits
½ tsp. black pepper
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
½ cup jicama, diced
spinach leaves, chopped
Preheat an oven to 350°F. On a cookie sheet, combine the shallots, almonds, bread cubes and toast in the
oven until golden. To create the dressing, combine the tamari, rice vinegar, grapeseed oil, bacon bits and black
pepper. Mix salad ingredients: turkey, celery and jicama. Toss with roasted mixture, and with dressing; serve over
chopped spinach leaves. Makes 4 salads.
Salmon Wrapped Prawns
12 raw, peeled prawns
½ cup white wine
1 tsp. garlic-lemon seasoning
¼ tsp. hot pepper sauce
thin slices of smoked salmon
lemon wedges
Preheat broiler or grill. In a bowl, combine the prawns, white wine, garlic-lemon seasoning and hot pepper
sauce. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
Drain prawns; discard marinade. Cut thin smoked salmon into ½"-wide strips, 2" long. Wrap prawns and
secure with toothpicks. Broil or grill about 6" from heat, until salmon is crispy on the edges. Watch closely. Serve
with lemon wedges. Makes 12 appetizers.
Oats and Almonds Pilaf
1 cup sliced almonds
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. olive oil
1 cup oats
1¾ cup onion broth
6 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Toast almonds in the oven for 10 minutes at 325°F. Stir and shake often.
Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add oats and sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add onion broth;
bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 15 – 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff and mix in
half of the parsley and half of the toasted nuts. Top with the rest of the parsley and almonds. Makes 3 servings.
Entrées
Fiber Veggie Toss
4 cups celery, sliced
1 cup snow peas, trimmed
2½ cups mushrooms, sliced
1 cup onions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, slivered
1 tbsp. tamari
2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
1 tsp. sherry
1 tsp. fructose
½ tsp. hot chili oil
1 tbsp. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1¾ cups miso broth
crispy Chinese noodles
To prepare the sauce, combine the tamari, arrowroot powder, sherry, fructose and hot chili oil.
Heat a wok for a minute, then add the grapeseed oil and the sesame oil. Heat briefly and add the celery, bell
pepper and onions. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, snow peas and miso broth. Add the sauce and bring
to a boil. Simmer until thickened. Serve over crispy Chinese noodles. Serves 4 people as a main dish.
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Highly Savory Eggplant
2 lbs. eggplant
2 tbsp. chopped dried onion
2 tbsp. ginger, minced
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 cup organic vegetable
broth
¼ cup scallions, minced
2 tbsp. tamari
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. sherry
½ tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. fructose
1 tbsp. arrowroot powder
½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
Preheat broiler. Peel and cut eggplant into strips. Salt, sprinkle with dried onion, and set in a colander to
drain for 30 minutes. Rinse, then place strips on olive oil-sprayed baking sheets. Broil 3 – 4 inches from heat until
browned. Turn strips over and brown other side, watching carefully. Insides should be soft.
Heat a large olive oil-sprayed wok. Add ginger, garlic and stir-fry for a few seconds, adding 4 – 6 drops toasted
sesame oil to keep from sticking. Add broiled eggplant strips, broth, scallions, tamari, balsamic vinegar, sherry,
hoisin sauce and fructose. Toss over high heat for 2 minutes. Stir in arrowroot powder dissolved in 2 tbsp. water
and stir until thickened. Drizzle with ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil, toss briefly and transfer to warm serving dish.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 136
Protein------------- 4 g.
Vitamin A---------- 22 IU
Vitamin C---------- 7 mg.
Vitamin E---------- 1 IU
Carbohydrates----- 23 g.
Fiber- -------------- 6 g.
Fat------------------ 4 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 33 mg.
Iron- --------------- 1 mg.
Magnesium-------- 40 mg.
Potassium---------- 578 mg.
Sodium------------- 482 mg.
Tomato-Cheese Strata
1 tsp. olive oil
12 – 16 artichoke or spinach
whole wheat lasagna
noodles
5 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
½ cup red wine
½ tsp. lemon-garlic
seasoning
½ tsp. pepper
1 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese
16-oz. jar julienne-cut, oil-packed
sun-dried tomatoes
black olives, chopped
walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8" x 11" baking pan by coating
with a little olive oil.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add 1 tsp. olive oil so noodles
won’t stick, then add the lasagna noodles. Cook only 10 minutes (they’ll
cook more later). Drain and set aside.
Make the sauce while noodles cook. Mix the eggs, yogurt, cottage
cheese, red wine, lemon-garlic seasoning and pepper.
Assemble the strata. Line bottom of oiled baking pan with a layer of
noodles. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Scatter half of the sun-dried
tomatoes over the cheese. Cover tomatoes with a scattering of chopped
black olives. Cover olives with another layer of noodles, and repeat tomatoes.
Pour sauce over and scatter chopped walnuts on top. Bake uncovered
until edges are light brown and center is firm, about 45 minutes. Cool
slightly to set; then cut in squares. Serves 8.
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Rice Layers
3 cups brown basmati rice,
cooked
1 tsp. tamari
1 tsp. dry basil
½ cup fresh parsley, minced
1⁄3 cup sliced almonds
3 large onions, diced
3 shallots, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced in thin strips
low fat ricotta cheese
grated parmesan-reggiano cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8" x 8" square baking pan by coating with a little olive oil. Mix and toss the
rice with the tamari, basil, parsley, and almonds. Sauté the onions and shallots in olive oil for 10 minutes. Add
the bell pepper and sauté for 3 minutes. Assemble layers in the baking pan. Spoon a layer of rice over the bottom.
Cover with a layer of ricotta. Cover with a layer of onions and peppers. Repeat layers. Cover top with parmesanreggiano
cheese. Bake 20 – 25 minutes then run under the broiler for 30 seconds to brown.
Try this: Just as good… broccoli-zucchini or mushroom and sliced turkey layers instead of onions and peppers.
Makes enough for 6 people.
Lobster Salad with Ginger Dressing
8 oz. fresh pea pods
2 lobster tails (8 oz. each) or
16 oz. langostinos
baby greens
2 kiwi, peeled and thinly
sliced
fresh strawberries, sliced
1 tsp. grated orange zest
¾ cup orange juice
2 tbsp. brown rice vinegar
2 tbsp. minced crystallized ginger
Trim and blanch pea pods in boiling water until color changes to bright green. Remove pods and rinse in
ice water to set color. Return water to a boil, and add the lobster tails. Simmer covered until meat turns opaque
in the center, about 7 minutes. Drain, clip fins and shell, and lift out meat. Slice meat into bite-size chunks and
chill. Cover 4 salad plates with baby greens. Arrange kiwi slices in a ring over top. Fill the middle of the ring with
the strawberries. Top with lobster and pea pods. Chill again while you make the dressing.
To make the Ginger Dressing, mix the orange zest, orange juice, rice vinegar and crystallized ginger. Pour
over salad. Makes 4 servings.
Healthy dessert options
Fresh Ginger-Coconut Cookies
16 oz. shredded unsweetened
coconut
¼ cup sesame seeds
3 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled
and grated (or crystallized
ginger, minced)
½ cup red grape juice or
cranberry juice
3 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
1 pinch sea salt
½ cup date sugar
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. date sugar
Toast coconut and sesame seeds in the oven until golden. Save about ½ cup for rolling cookies in. Turn rest
into a double boiler over simmering water and warm, adding the ginger, juice, peanut butter and sea salt. In another
pan, melt ½ cup date sugar, cocoa powder and honey. Blend in coconut-juice mixture. Chill in the fridge.
Roll 42 small balls. Mix 2 tbsp. date sugar with reserved coconut-sesame mix and roll cookies in the mix. Makes
42 ball cookies.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories------------ 96
Protein------------- 1 g.
Vitamin A---------- 1 IU
Vitamin C ---- trace amounts
Vitamin E ---- trace amounts
Carbohydrates----- 7 g.
Fiber- -------------- 2 g.
Fat------------------ 8 g.
Cholesterol--------- 0
Calcium------------ 14 mg.
Iron- --------------- 1 mg.
Magnesium-------- 17 mg.
Potassium---------- 87 mg.
Sodium------------- 18 mg.
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