Whip up this gut-healthy turmeric ginger lemonade to naturally relieve inflammation

Cool and tart lemonades are ideal refreshments for the hot summer months. But foodies and dietitians alike find that adding ground turmeric and ginger slices to lemonade creates a potent immune-boosting drink capable of fighting inflammation and protecting against infections like the flu. Continue reading

The Lemon Detox Diet – a Recipe that Really Works

Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet, there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month – Basic Sourdough Bread

This recipe can be used to make a basic loaf of bread for sandwiches or just eating fresh from the oven.
Ingredients:
2 1/3 cups fresh sourdough starter
3 1/3 cups flour
1 to 1 ½ cups water (approximate) Continue reading

Brew Up a Wealth of Healthful Benefit with Chai Tea

Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here’s something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are super foods in their own right Continue reading

Guangdong’s Recipe for Happiness: Fewer People, More Sex

The bedroom has become the latest target in a campaign to make “happiness” keep up with unbridled economic growth in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, with a senior local official pledging to improve the sex lives of singletons. Continue reading

Rene Caisse – Essiac – Recipe

Rene Caisse, while Head Nurse at the Sisters of Providence Hospital in northern Ontario town (Canada) she saw an elderly lady being bathed and noticed that one breast was just a mass of scar tissue. This lady told her that years before she developed cancer and an Indian told her to make a tea out of certain herbs and drink it.  She wrote down the 4 herbs: burdock root (Arctium lappa), slippery elm inner bark (Ulmus rubra), sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), and Indian rhubarb root (Rheum officinale).  This was an Ojibwe herbal forumla, that she then called Essiac (Caisse spelled backwards).

She then started to treat cancer patients.  Various medical doctors sent her their cancer patients, and eight of them signed a petition to the Department of National Health and Welfare ( Canada; in Ottawa Ontario Capital of Canada)  asking that she be given facilities to do independent research of her discovery.

Dr. Banting (of insulin fame) advised her to make application to the University  of Toronto for facilities to do deeper research; he even offered to share his laboratory in the Banting Institute and work with her. He said “ Miss Caisse I will not say you have a cure have for cancer but you have  more evidence of a beneficial treatment for cancer than anyone in the world”.

For almost eight years  Continue reading

Recipe for a Delicious Healthy Granola Bar with Chocolate

This granola recipe is inspired by a recipe from “Good to the Grain,” by Kim Boyce, with a few changes.

This is food that is vibrant and light, full of nutrients but by no means ascetic, fun to cook and a pleasure to eat.

Recipe ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter or canola oil, plus additional for the pan and for your hands

2 cups mixed flaked grain cereal or rolled oats

1/2 cup flaxseed meal Continue reading