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Friday, April 5, 2013

.juicing pulp crackers.recipe.


.juicing pulp crackers.

Juicing for health? Not the injectable cocktail that the roid-monkey at the gym uses. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs pressed to give you a glass of health, literally. I know that you have been on the recieving end of the hype around juicing. It is no new news. Here are just a few reasons why juicing is beneficial for you...

"“If you’re not big into fruits and vegetables, it’s a good way to get them in. It can help you meet daily recommendations in one drink” and be part of a healthy diet, says Barr, MPH, RD, LDN, who works at Wilmington's Center for Community Health at Christiana Care Health System.

"Juicing is one of the most powerful healing tools available."-Prescription for Dietary Wellness

Cleans out your insides. Helps rid your blood, digestive system, liver, kidneys, intestines, and skin of toxins and any crap that is clinging around in there. 

Our bodies are in constant limbo of balancing the acidity within our bodies. Stress, alcohol, coffee, processed foods, dairy, and meat are some of the factors that increase the acidity of our bodies. When acidity levels rise the body tries to drop the acidity levels by sucking out calcium from our bones, seriously. Green leafy vegetables and low-sugar vegetables are soldiers in the battle against acidity. The quickest way to get the enzymes necessary to turn down the acidic levels is via. juicing, unless you are into eating founds of kale in one sittting.

Many people have healed themselves of degenerative diseases using juice therapy.

Some juice suggestions for healing with the power of "live" juices...they are considered to be the "best" healers for their appointed disorder to be healed. There are countless other combinations that serve the same purposes.

Written facts aren't enough to sell you? Watch this documentary. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.
"100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health.
With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.
What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves."

Where am I going with all of this? Juicing is good for you, plain and simple. There are countless articles, documentaries, books, medical write ups, all supporting the use of "live" juices to increase health. The only pit-fall that some see with juicing is the left-overs, the pulp, everything that remains in the machine after you have pressed out your glass of delicious health. Do not throw it out! Problem solved. Following recipe inspired by pure2raw blog .

.juice-pulp crackers.
3 cups of juicing pulp (any combinations)
1/4 cup of flax seeds
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1 cup of water
.salt and pepper.
.any other spices that you wish to add, get creative.

how to:

1. Combined all ingredients.
2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Spread mixture evenly. Thinner will cook more quickly and crispier vs. thicker.
4. Bake at 350F for 2 hours or until desired crunchiness. 
5. Cut while hot. Let sit until cool.
6. Serve with hummus, tuna, avocado...whatever you would top a regular cracker with.

*high fiber, low calorie, and healthy*


Prescription for Dietary Wellness-Phyllis A.Balch, CNC

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Here is the link if you would like to watch the entire documentary:

"EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack byMoby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place."

This is a documentary which I attempted to watch almost a year ago. Within the first 10 minutes I was in tears and nauseous from the devastating graphic content. I have felt guilty for not making it through the entire documentary since that day. I took the time today to watch the entire video. 

Terrible treatment of animals is not a topic that any of us are new to in terms of; production of food, entertainment, fur trade, and medical experimentation. It is a topic that has been touched by all of us at least once in our lifetimes. It is also a topic which we discuss, period. 

I feel that a very minuscule  amount of us have taken any action to put any end to this. As a result of inconvenience of meal preparation, the marketing and media behind meat production where "if slaughterhouses were made of glass, we would all be vegetarian", and an ability to mentally block out what is going on in terms of animal cruelty and abuse.

"To say that ignorance is bliss" could not be rung any more true. Having my eyes opened to this video has motivated me to "be the change you wish to see."

"...ignorance is not the inability to find out what is going on , as much as the desire to not know the facts that may be heavy on ones conscience, that is responsible for this lack of awareness."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

.quote of the day.


"To eat is a necessity but, to eat intelligently is an art."

-La Rochefoucauld

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

100 ways to uncomplicate your life

1. Don’t try to read other people’s minds
2. Get up 30 minutes earlier so that you don’t rush/get a ticket while driving too fast/have to explain why you’re late/get fired
3. Get 8 hours of sleep per night, so that you think more clearly
5. Start saving and investing every week, no matter how little you can spare
6. Balance your checkbook
7. Don’t try to be friends with everyone. Cultivate closer relationships with fewer people.
8. Don’t try to do business with everyone. Identify your target client and take very good care of them.
9. Before getting angry, ask yourself if it will really matter in 20 years
10. Focus on being a good person, not on pleasing others
11. Stay home this Saturday and finish off that nagging chore
12. Kiss and make up
13. Make a weekly menu, and shop for only those items at the market
14. Ask your grandparents the best way to uncomplicate life, and try it for a month
15. Fill up your gas tank when it’s half full
16. Don’t drink alcohol when you’re tired, sad, or mad
17. Pay your bills on time
18. Get an annual physical examination
19. Say “I love you” to your significant other and to your children. Studies show that more marriages last, and fewer kids use drugs, when these words are spoken every day.
20. For just one day, imagine everyone’s intentions are good because most people’s are
21. Give away clothes that haven’t been worn in two years
22. Throw out clothes that are in disrepair and that can’t be mended
23. When you have a conflict with someone, talk it out. Don’t let it turn into more than it is.
24. Know what your priorities are in life, and act as if they are your priorities
25. Tell the truth
26. Don’t cheat
27. Don’t steal
28. If you’re holding on to a ridiculous grudge, let it go
29. Clean your house weekly, so that it doesn’t become too large a chore
30. Do your best at work, or at school
31. Don’t eat when you aren’t hungry
32. Eat when you are hungry
33. Be yourself
34. Say no unapologetically
35. Cook simple meals
36. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses
37. Pay off your car before buying a new one
38. Organise your desk at the office
39. Change your smoke alarm batteries when the clocks spring forward, and again when they fall back
40. Organise your important paperwork
41. Take only half the clothes that you planned to take with you on holiday
42. Help your children with their homework every night, and have an open dialogue with their teachers
43. Have white sheets and white towels in children’s rooms/bathrooms, because they’re easily bleached
44. Spend your time with nice people
45. Avoid drama
46. Don’t text or talk on the phone while driving
47. Turn off the television/video games/computer; they’re time consumers
48. Don’t engage in office politics
49. Refuse to gossip, or talk behind other people’s backs
50. Do the dishes right after dinner
51. Never go to sleep angry
52. Ask nicely for what you need and want
53. Walk 10,000 steps per day to help your heart
54. Do 20 push-ups before speaking in anger
55. Leave work at work
56. Don’t befriend anyone that isn’t trustworthy
57. Don’t envy others
58. Have your oil changed
59. Take vitamin C BEFORE you catch a cold
60. Don’t work more than 8 hours per day
61. Weed your garden weekly
62. Wash your car weekly
63. Have a spring cleaning month every year, and do one room at a time
64. You don’t need to be best friends with work colleagues, but build respectful partnerships
65. Don’t drink and drive
66. Don’t look for reasons to be angry or sad, look for reasons to be happy. You’ll always be able to find plenty of each.
67. Be friendly with your neighbours
68. Return emails and phone messages promptly
69. Schedule in free time
70. Don’t procrastinate
71. Do what you say you’ll do, when you say you’ll do it
72. Be more flexible when you’re able to be
73. Forgive and forget. End of story.
74. Break the consumerism habit…put a three month moratorium in place on buying anything not deemed a necessity
75. Start your diet on September 1, rather than January 1, so that you won’t also have holiday pounds to lose
76. Take care of any health issues or concerns
77. Have your tires rotated
78. Have your brakes checked
79. Have your eyes checked
80. Don’t let your imagination run away with you
81. Let go of perfection in others
82. Let go of perfection in yourself
83. Don’t try to help those that refuse to help themselves
84. Find a way to reduce your commute to work
85. Have an alloted amount of worry time per day/week, that you strictly abide by
86. Drink more water
87. Eat more salmon
88. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill
89. Wear your hair in a classic, easy to care for style
90. Finish what you start
91. Wear classic clothes and shoes that never go out of style
92. Create a daily routine
93. Have a 1, 5, 10 and 20 year plan for your financial and life goals
94. Slow down
95. Eat out less often
96. When you ask your husband which outfit looks best, thank him for his answer and wear the one he liked rather than focusing on why he didn’t like the other one
97. Allow your children to grow up
98. Clean out your garage, and donate anything that hasn’t been used in the past year
99. Stretch every day
100. If a relationship is over, let it go

.thanks for the good words.