Tomato-Basil Relish

Tomatoe Basil Relish

Tomato Basil Relish

Makes: Approximately 2 Cups
Serving Size: Varies
Servings: Varies

Ingredients:
3 medium vine-ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup onion, chopped
8-10-fresh basil leaves, chopped,
or 1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. cilantro
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt

Prep Ahead:
Assemble and chop all the ingredients.

Making It:
1. Place all choppd vegetales in a bowl, stir in
the spices and mix well to blend.
2. Refrigerate in glass jar or container.
Keeps 3-4 days in fridge.
*This actually can be made a day ahead…the
flavors are better blended and tastes far
better on the palette.
*Enjoy with Baked Falafals, organic crackers
or any other fish or meat dishes.

Enjoy,
Marie


Is Your Smile Keeping You Healthy?

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Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News

IS YOUR SMILE KEEPING YOU HEALTHY?

“Taking good care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a window into the health of the body. It can show if you are not eating foods that are best for you or signal that you may be at risk for a disease. Diseases that affect the entire body (such as leukemia or diabetes) may first be noticed because of gum disease or oral problems.
“The mouth is filled with many bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease may be connected with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke). However, a link between these two conditions and periodontal disease does not mean that one condition causes the other.”
Taken from the American Dental Association pamphlet…2011.
Oral health comes in many forms, but the deterioration or disease of the gums is the precursor of the diseases of the body. When the gums become affected they will present their inflammations throughout the rest of the body, triggering other medical problems. It it so important to keep your oral health as an important priority.
In people with gum disease (periodontal disease) which causes the gums to bleed, the bacteria builds up on the teeth making the gums more prone to infection. The immune system moves in to rid the infection and the gums become inflamed. This continues until the infection is brought under control. Without immediate treatment the same bacteria can then escape into the bloodstream and travel to other areas of the body and can cause serious health problems. Untreated periodontal disease with its bacterial plaque can lead to tooth loss, and may increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and other health issues
Many cancers are started in the mouth because of improper oral care. Nicotine in cigarettes cause the blood vessels to constrict which interferes with your gums ability to fight infection. Smoking also interferes with the any treatments or surgical procedures, and the body’s ability to heal. Mouth, tongue, and throat cancers are all caused by any tobacco use as well as alcohol use. Untreated abscesses have caused cancer and death. A friend of ours died because he did not get his abscess treated early enough and it couldn’t be brought under control, he died of cancer of the jaw.
Inflammation that starts in the mouth seems to weaken the body’s ability to control blood sugar. High blood sugar provides perfect conditions for infections to grow, including gum infections. Fortunately one can use the gum disease-diabetes relationship and managing one can help bring the other under control.
Periodontal disease may make pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worse, possibly by increasing the amount of bacteria in the lungs. It also can worsen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, treat the periodontal disease and the arthritis pain decreases.
Taking good care of our teeth, gums, and diet can really help you to live a longer healthier life.

Compassionately,
Marie


Tortilla Night!

Category : Entrees , Recipes

Tortilla Night Assemble

Tortilla Night Assemble

Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
*Use all organic ingredients for best flavor and better health.

1 medium zucchini, peeled and shredded
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (optional)
2 Tbls. Italian dressing
Italian Basil Salad Dressing
2 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt, (divided)
2 Avocados, mashed
3 vine-ripened medium tomatoes, chopped (divided)
3 Tbls. onion, chopped fine
1 tsp. dry cilantro, or 1 Tbsp. fresh, chopped fine.
1/3 cup organic sliced black olives (optional).
May add shredded some non-dairy cheese as topping.
Variation:
*Package of 8, Non-GMO organic white corn tortillas
(they are lighter than the yellow corn tortilas.)
if desired.

Prep:
Preheat oven to 260 F.
Assemble and prepare all the vegetables in their
separate bowls.

Making It:
1. In a large bowl shred the zucchini and carrots, add the bell
pepper and Italian dressing with 1 tsp. sea salt. mix well set
aside.(optional, may also add 1 tsp. cilantro if.)
2. In another bowl mash the 2 avacados, and add 1 chopped tomato,
and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Mix together and set aside.
3. In the third bowl, add 2 chopped tomatoes, the chopped onion,
cilantro, and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Stir until mixed and set aside.
4. Just before serving, squeeze and drain as much liquid from the zucchini
bowl and also the tomato/onion bowl. (It will be less messy to eat.)

Assembling:
Assembling is the fun part.
On a wire rack heat the tortillas for 6 minutes.
When done just put a layer from each bowl onto each tortilla.
I start with Avocado, then zucchini, tomatoes and olives.
The choice is yours, do your own thing and have fun!

Tortilla Night mmm

Enjoy!!
Marie


Will The Real Wheat Please Stand Up

Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News

When buying breads or bakery items in the store, what should you buy? ‘There are so many to choose from, oh my!’ If you are buying for health reasons then you have to be more diligent and read the labels as well as the ingredients carefully. Labels will state, white flour, refined white flour, wheat flour, and whole wheat flour. Now you have a dilemma, which should you buy? The wheat of the white/refined flour goes through a heavy processing that removes all six outer layers of the seed’s bran; taking away 97% of the dietary fiber and 76% of the essential vitamins and minerals. Thus, having stripped the bran, the flour goes through a bleaching process by applying chlorine dioxide. Then, chalk is added to it to further whiten it. Other additives added are ammonium carbonate and alum for the look and feel of the flour. This processing makes the white flour a sticky mess when mixed with water to make the bread product. So, this results in a slow-moving mass in your colon which builds up toxins that can potentially lead to cancers. Also, another fact is that cancer feeds on sugar and white flour has the same response within your body as sugar. This causes a spike in your blood sugar levels. Also, all non-organic wheat is GMO which creates another danger. Organic wheat and whole wheat flours are made from hulled wheat grain (wheatberries) retaining all of its natural nutrients and fiber. High nutrient content is important for your long-term health and blood sugar response. Its taste and texture are slightly different, but it’s a better alternative. How is your health affected? Whole wheat has it hands down with its high fiber content. So, caution is necessary with the white/refined products because they can lead to nutritional deficiency causing chronic disease and illnesses. The toxins, and additives also increase the toxic levels in your body. We all love our bread, but we must start choosing more wisely what we will put into our body.

Caringly,
Marie


How To Be Happy? Learn To Be Contentment

Category : Diseases , News

Happiness is something that we all yearn for. It is like an illusive butterfly, it is there for that one moment for us to admire its beauty and perfection. We try to extend our hand to touch it and maybe even gently grasp it, but then, we blink and it is gone. We gasp in surprise, how can this be, I just had it! So fleetingly fast. That is how happiness is; illusive, fleeting, and unable to reach. Why do we continue to fill our voids with happiness? We tend to seek fulfillment, satisfaction, and love and equate this with happiness. It is coined as a something, and that’s the problem it is not a something. It is an attitude, a state of being. Many years ago, I was driven with a passion to find happiness. Obviously, each time I thought it was there, I failed and became even more disillusioned. I was caught in a squirrel cage of despair. One night, I was given the gift of truth. I, by Divine Appointment, sat at a lecture given by an inspirational therapist. The subject was to be on Happiness and I was glued to my seat with all ears and heart opened, mesmerized by this subject matter. I heard all he said but what resonated inside forever were these words: “Happiness is peacefulness and contentedness. You may have peacefulness but not have contentedness, or you can have contentment and not have peacefulness, therefore in that moment you will not have happiness. But when you have both peacefulness and contentment than you will experience happiness. So it is not something you will have all of the time.” What a freedom it was to have that burden removed. I quit looking for happiness, because it is not always going to be there. I was set on wings of freedom. We have to learn and work to cultivate a contented heart.
I listed below the five Rules To Cultivate a Contented Mind and which I include also a contented heart. This is the secret to happiness/contentment. I found the five rules for contentment written by an English clergyman two hundred years ago.

Rules To Cultivate A Contented Mind:
(1) Allow yourself to complain of nothing not even the weather.
(2) Do not imagine yourself to be somewhere other than where you are.
(3) Do not compare your situation with that of anyone else.
(4) Never allow yourself to dwell on wishing this or that had happened. Remember, that God Almighty loves you better and more wisely than you love yourself.
(5) Never dwell on tomorrow. Remind yourself that tomorrow is in God’s hands, not yours.

Pursue and practice contentment.
Lovingly,
Marie


If Our Body Isn’t Healing, It May Be Stuck in Stress Mode

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Category : Diseases , News , Sleep

Sometimes we learn our lessons by peeling back the layers of our life. Sometimes we keep repeating the same lessons like the ‘Ground Hog Day’ which the character kept experiencing the same day over and over. Sometimes we don’t want to look because it hurts too much or we just don’t want to deal with the emotions, it’s easier to just think than to feel. People fear the unknown, because we don’t know what we will find when we do look at it.
As human beings we will deal with stress in our lives; with our outward busy lives and living with unconscious trigger patterns, our body’s stress levels get stuck and don’t shut down. We become caught in our Sympathetic Nervous System, which is our FIGHT OR FLEE‘ response and freeze there. When that happens the body’s nervous system is maladaptive and the body’s healing stops. There isn’t any rest and digest activation from the Parasympathetic Nervous System. The body must be in a calm state in order perform it’s healing processes. You can take all the supplements, healthy food etc., but the body will react to them, unable to absorb the nutrients because of the internal stand still. For the body to heal it has to be in a healing state…CALM is the healing state.
Awareness is the first way to interrupt unconscious trigger patterns, living life with your eyes wide open. We  go to our mind to escape our emotions, instead we need to consciously become aware of what’s happening in our system for us to be ready to change our mindset. Then, learning to stop these patterns of thinking and behavior so we can shift and calm the nervous system. Some tools to use are: breathing slow and deep, mindfulness, meditation. This helps to calm our mind and come back into our body.  Sometimes we need to digest past emotions which haven’t been processed and have been held in our body, such as past traumas that need to be worked through so we can move ahead.
Transform is the key answer, dealing with underlying issues such as why do we go into our mind to escape our emotions in the first place? We may not feel safe, so we  try and think our way to safety. We may not feel loved, thus we need to learn to respect, care, and love the special person that we are. This is the core to a new heart so we can take care of ourself and come into a new body and a new home.
We are all in this together,
Encouragement to you all,
Marie


Black Bean Soup

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Black Bean Soup

I use all organic ingredients for health as well as flavor.

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup dried black beans
1 Tbsp. avocado oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
3 vine-ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 limes, freshly-squeezed
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt
dash white pepper
(or for extra kick 1/8-to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper)
2 cups filtered water
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Prep ahead:
1.  Soak beans covered in 4 cups filtered water.
2. Next day, when ready to cook, drain and rinse beans, put in a pot,
cover with 3 cups filtered water, cover and place on burner
to boil,  then immediately turn down heat to low and simmer
for 45 minutes. Don’t peek!
3. When cooked, drain and set aside.
4. Assemble and chop all the vegetables and set aside.

Making It:
1. In large pot, pour in the avocado oil, turn on heat and put in the chopped
onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper. Sauté until onion is translucent.
2.  Add the chopped tomatoes and the spices to the pot. Stir and heat for for
5 minutes. Then add the beans and stir until well mixed. Stir in the lime juice
and water.
3.  Ladle out 2 scoops and pour into a blender along with the cilantro leaves.
Blend one to two minutes. then pour back into the soup pot.
4.  Allow the soup to boil and turn heat to low cooking for 20 minutes for flavors
to blend.
5.  Garnish with cilantro if desired and serve with a hearty dinner salad.
This soup is filling, surprisingly a little goes a long way.

Enjoy!
Marie


What They Aren’t Telling You About Viral Disease.

To all concerned readers,

Were we suddenly dumped into the Twilight Zone? It sometimes feels like it. Pandemic sounds scary, but it simply refers to a new disease that’s been reported globally. COVID-19, a respiratory virus, is both a global and new disease, but even the WHO (World Health Organization) has pointed out that it’s controllable by taking reasonable precautions; there are other viruses that have done more damage this year than the Coronavirus. What you haven’t heard is that 16,000 people have died and over 280,000 have been hospitalized from the influenza (regular flu) virus this season. Fear creates stress within our body and will continue to deplete our immune system; thus good quality sunshine, movement; getting outdoors reduces the effects that stress creates. Knowledge prevents fear. It’s important to support our immune system in order to combat any outside virus and bacterias that can challenge our body. What we eat does affect our immune system. Eating a nutrient-dense diet is one of the best and non-negotiable ways to support our immune health. Read about immune health: 
http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/2020/04/kickstarting-and…ur-immune-system/

It is important to eliminate refined sugars and processed carbohydrates, seed and vegetable oils, (these are all transfats), artificial ingredients, processed foods and junk foods; instead focus on a diet that is abundant in greens, veggies, fruits, raw seeds and nuts, spices (such as turmeric, ginger and cinnamon) and healthy fats. Stay well hydrated throughout the day and use a high quality sea salt to help with electrolytes. Of course use good hygiene practices, washing often with soap and water is so important and safer than the chemically ladened antiseptic hand sanitizers, in maintaining one’s health. If you won’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin. Hulda Clark wrote,” One hundred percent of cancer patients have the solvent isopropyl alcohol accumulated in their liver and in their cancerous tissues.” This solvent is the main ingredient in these products. At this point there aren’t any antiviral medications that can combat the virus, and no vaccines to prevent it. What to do? Dr. Andrew W. Saul, an international expert on vitamin therapy, states “The Coronavirus can be drastically slowed or stopped completely with the immediate widespread use of high doses of Vitamin C. Bowel tolerance levels (if you get gassy or diarrhea, then you take less) of C taken in divided doses throughout the day is a clinically proven antiviral without equal”. It’s not a cure for the virus. But it’s been tested in China on those affected and all the experts agree that Vitamin C combined with a healthy lifestyle boosts and supports your immune system. Vitamin C also helps to prevents colds and flu. Also, according to Dr. Saul, our body’s cancer cells receptors receive in glucose. Remember, sugar feeds cancer.  But interestingly, those same receptors will take in Vitamin C which heals that same cancer cell back into a healthy cell. Make sure you also keep your Vitamin D and Zinc levels up. Here’s to your health! Your immune health! Check out our book for additional health information. http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/about/

To your good heath,
Marie


Pain Is Not The Ultimate Enemy

To my Readers,

Americans have become the most pain conscious people on the face of the earth. Through the bombardment of the media, pain is to be banned as though it were the ultimate evil. As a result, this nation has escalated the slightest ache into a soaring ordeal. We know very little about pain and what we don’t know makes it hurt worse.
The most ignored fact of all pain is that the best way to eliminate it is to eliminate its abuse. People are very intolerant of any type of pain and just reach for a pill. The purpose of these drugs is to kill the pain, but it cannot cure it or take it away. Most of the pain is of unknown cause, and most people have been told that they have to learn to cope and live with this pain through pain management techniques. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work well at all, and many are caught in a web of deceit and despair, continually taking more drugs.
Many painkilling drugs actually make the pain worse.  Thus, creating many unwanted side effects, adding more toxins to the already inflamed body which intensifies the pain, and the drugs will start the addictive process within the body. It is a vicious cycle that has to stop but many won’t. People are more afraid of pain and disease than death itself, but they continue to take the avenue that leads them there. Pain is the warning system of the body that something is wrong and needs to be checked and adjusted.
Other than accidents, trauma, and surgeries most pain is because of the toxins in our environment, the diet we partake in, lack of movement/exercise, and the stress we put upon ourselves. It all compounds and our body suffers. Getting rid of the processed foods with its toxins and eating an organic whole-food plant-based diet will give the body a chance to heal and eliminate the pain. Hydrate well. Movement will start to come more freely. In my case, my diet was creating a huge pain problem for me. Click and read to find out how I overcame the pain: http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/2019/01/gmos/ and http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/2018/11/excessive-protein-problems/
Keep a food, mood, and poop journal (buy a large notebook) and record everything you eat each day, how your body feels throughout the day; how often, how much hydration you do, and how well you eliminate your toxins through your stools. Also how well you sleep each night and you will be able to see for yourself the different triggers that bring on your pain…just have the sense enough to eliminate that trigger. Sometimes what we do and eat is hurting us.
More about reducing pain and a how a change of diet can help, check out my book: http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/about/


The Prevention and Reversals of Cancers

Category : Diseases , News

To my family of readers,

Cancer rates are rising, despite the money poured into cancer research, they claim that no cure has been discovered. In the United States for example, cancer is responsible for one in every four deaths. It’s prevalence looms over each person, fostering its fear and loss of emotional control. Cancer is a disease that plagues the already depleted and exhausted body, making it unable to respond to its natural innate healing. Resorting to the conventional treatments only erodes the person’s immune defenses even further, doing more damage than good; serving as a temporary slowdown, and leaving the door open for future recurrence. Now there is called a new theory, cancer may not be called a “disease”, but it is a maladaptive response to ongoing stress. Normal cells divide 50-60 times and then die…cancer cells divide forever.
The foods we eat DO have a real impact on our health, including whether cancer cells are able to gain a foothold. We DO also have control over our risk of cancer.
There are some foundational principles (non-negotiable) that need to be applied into your life if you want to reduce your risk of cancer. You can’t just treat the symptoms you need to address the cause.
Strengthening your immune system so it is always ready to do its innate healing. Supporting your body with foods that will help that process. Strong food therapy is the best and ONLY way to have victory over cancer. Whole plant-based foods is the most powerful way to feed our body. Rich in enzymes, anti-oxidants, nutrients that enable our body to function and heal optimally. Avoid all refined sugars, refined flours, unhealthy fats, and processed carbohydrates, as these all spike the blood sugar, adding stress to the body which increases our cortisol (stress hormones). Remember stress is a precursor to cancer. Buy organic, non-GMO foods as much as possible for your body’s health. Fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds are digested well and support the immune and digestive systems. Getting rid of all processed foodstuffs which rob the body of its nutrients and health. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, preservatives, additives, etc. Also buy environmentally-friendly household, bath and beauty products which are safer to use. Read  the hows of new life: http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/about/

Trustworthy Source,
Caring,
Marie