Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spicy Cabbage w/ Quinoa

Chinese Michihili Cabbage (from my garden:)
2 stalks of celery
1 white onion
1 tomato  
Jump shrimp (cut up into bite size pieces)
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp garlic 
garlic powder
onion powder
onion flakes
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp black mustard seed (freshly ground)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jira) (fresh ground)  
dashes of cayenne pepper
olive oil

Cut up the cabbage...separating the stalks from the leaves.
Cut up the onions in preference size...I like them in bigger pieces as opposed to minced.
Heat some olive oil and ground up black mustard seeds and cumin seeds on the stove on medium high. 
Once nice and hot, add in the onions, and garlic...stir frequently until they start to turn slightly transparent.
Add cut up tomato and stir in for a couple minutes.
Add the bite sized stalks and sprinkle the onion flakes, cumin and coriander powder over them, along with some cayenne powder (to your preference...I add quite a bit). Stir in.  
Then add in the green leaves and a little bit of water to tie in all the flavors and let the leaves steam. 
Sprinkle a little bit of Himalayan salt over the leaves.
Cover and set timer for 5 minutes, stir frequently to evenly wilt the leaves. You basically want them to lightly steam. Keep an eye on it...when the leaves look just right, or 5 minutes are up, turn the stove off. 
In a different pan, heat up some olive oil and throw in the cut up pieces of shrimp. I like to make them into bite size pieces and dry them with a paper towel after thawing them in water, before cooking them, to prevent them from tasting too fishy, and to soak up all the spices. Once the oil is hot and the shrimp is  added sprinkle them generously with garlic powder, a little onion powder and cayenne. Keep stirring until dried and lightly browned.
Top the cabbage with the cooked shrimp, and fresh cut up cilantro...and it's ready to eat!
Enjoy it on a bed of quinoa or rice. It's great alone too. 

All ingredients...not pictures, cumin and coriander
Heat olive oil with fresh crushed black mustard seeds, cumin and chili flakes.  Saute onions and tomatoes
Add celery and cabbage stalks
Add spices...cumin, coriander, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder...
Add cabbage leaves and Himalayan salt
Cut up shrimp and add to hot olive oil...sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne
Stir frequently until dried
Add to cabbage sauce after turning stove off
Top with fresh cilantro
Prepared quinoa and ready sauce...enjoy!

Friday, June 29, 2012


75% of physicians in the world refuse chemotherapy for themselves

Doctors used to think that if they drained a sick person's blood it would purge the "evil" infection or disease right out of the body, but all that did was make the ill person much weaker, unable to fight off whatever was invading their body, and the patient was then highly likely to lose the battle for life, and in less time.

This is all documented in a groundbreaking downloadable PDF report published by NaturalNews: view below for download

Research using polls and questionnaires continue to show that 3 of every 4 doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy for themselves due to its devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system, and because of its extremely low success rate. On top of that, only 2 to 4% of all cancers even respond to chemotherapy or prove to be "life extending," yet it is prescribed across the board for just about every kind of cancer.

Polls were taken by accomplished scientists at the McGill Cancer Center from 118 doctors who are all experts on cancer. They asked the doctors to imagine they had cancer and to choose from six different "experimental" therapies. These doctors not only denied chemo choices, but they said they wouldn't allow their family members to go through the process either! What does that say about their true opinion of this archaic method?

These surveys are having a profound effect on the general public opinion of chemo treatments in most of Western society, especially the United States, which uses more than any nation in the world. This lack of trust by doctors is spilling over to patients, and the move towards natural remedies is increasing, much the way it did in the early 1900's, before the dawn of corrupt medicine, pharmaceuticals, and radiation.

An elevated level of toxicity is actually the last thing any human being needs when fighting infection, disease, or pneumonia.

Auto-immune disorders are mainly caused when humans ingest chemicals from food, drinking water, vaccines contaminated with chemicals, artificial sweeteners and environmental pollution. Chemotherapy, like the popular Cis-platinum, fills the body with horrific toxins, and doctors and scientists know it, but because the FDA outlaws doctors from suggesting or prescribing vitamins, supplements, herbs and super-foods, chemical therapy is still "recommended."

The way to beat cancer is to detoxify your body and build up your host immune system, not break it down further by dousing one tumor or one organ with chemicals that pollute the entire system. Put it this way, if an elderly person had an injured toe and it needed a cold compress to help heal it, would you submerge the senior in a freezing pool of water repeatedly for days, and then wait for the toe to heal? Doctors know how absurd the ideology of chemotherapy really is, but when a society bases the bulk of its therapy on chronic care management, the doctors are silently coerced into suggesting it or finding another profession.

Chemotherapy shows very little success with common solid tumors that occur in the colon, lung and breasts, as documented over the past decade, yet somehow doctors still push "chemo" to attempt to stave off tumors and malignant growths in these areas of the body.

Could it be some extreme coincidence that although 75% of doctors would refuse chemotherapy for themselves and their family members, they still prescribe it for 75% of their patients? The costly price of chemo and the likelihood of Big Pharma "kickbacks" is screaming the answer "no."

At best, chemotherapy should be considered alternative treatment, but for over 70 years Allopathic medicine has warped the public perception of true medicine, so if you happen to get cancer and your doctor tells you what to do, you may want to ask him/her if they would do the same thing for themselves and their family members.

Sources for this article include: Natural NewsimageCLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD: 25 Amazing (and Disturbing) Facts about the Hidden History of Medicine

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cancer: the Forbidden Cures - Full Documentary

In the last 100 years dozens of doctors, scientists and researchers have come up with the most diverse, apparently effective solutions against cancer, but none of these were ever taken into serious consideration by official medicine. Most of them were in fact rejected out-front, even though healings were claimed in the thousands, their proposers often being labeled as "charlatans", ostracized by the medical community and ultimately forced to leave the country. At the same time more than 20,000 people die of cancer every day, without official medicine being able to offer a true sense of hope to those affected by it. Why?

Over 50 years of rivers of money donated for cancer research and still no cure offered by the medical community? wake up...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Garden harvest 6/26

 First Black Beauty Zucchini harvested
 A nice bunch of 5 Color Rainbow Swiss Chard and Fordhook Swiss Chard
The day's harvest - a great deal of mixed lettuce, Black Simpson Lettuce, Cos lettuce and Black Beauty Zucchini

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Healing Meditation

Meditation technique repairs the brain processes that aspartame destroys

A wonderful article about meditation from Natural News.

Research has shown that with as few as 11 hours of mindful meditation, the white matter of the brain that aspartame destroys, can begin to grow back. Research into the brain damage that aspartame causes, has revealed lesions to the nerve fibers known as white matter. This is due to the by-products created when aspartame is ingested, namely methanol and formaldehyde. The effects of ingesting these chemicals are so serious that they cause symptoms often mistaken for multiple sclerosis. Other artificial sweeteners such as neotame, which have the same by-products, have the same effects.

An example is the destruction of the white matter in the anterior cingulate region which causes a lack of nerve activity in this area. This is associated with mental problems such as ADHD, ADD, dementia, depression and schizophrenia. Test subjects reported reduced feelings of anger, depression, anxiety and fatigue and had reduced levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. The changes include the improvement of mood, which in turn is consistent with self regulation being a core feature of many mental health problems.

The meditation and body movement training used in the tests is known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT). It is a form of meditation and mindfulness training adapted from Chinese medicine. By activating the areas of the brain that lack sufficient white matter, the brain grows new nerve fibers as a response. It gives a new perspective on how brain function can be improved with the use of inexpensive therapy instead of using expensive drugs.

The value of meditation is being recognized by mainstream mental health research

With meditation therapy gaining greater recognition among doctors in the field of mental health, more studies are being commissioned. These studies and research projects are currently exposing some interesting and exiting effects, some of which are the cures for traditionally incurable conditions. Children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and ADD (attention deficit disorder) benefit from the nerve fiber generating effects of meditation, allowing them greater control, better mood and improved social response.

With so many people consuming greater quantities of aspartame and other brain destroying food additives and vaccines, it is no surprise that there is such a rise in depression, behavior disorders and violent behavior. The studies that have proven the link between aspartame and the destruction of brain nerve fibers, raise very serious questions as to the long-term health and social effects of drugging the population through the food supply. However, the studies that have proven the effects of meditation in re-growing these nerve fibers give hope to those who have been affected. By abstaining from aspartame-containing products, and using meditation, the damage can be reversed. This would allow affected people to become less aggressive, more thoughtful and be much more emotionally stable. This would result in reduced need for the dangerous and expensive drug treatments such as Ritalin and Prozac.

It is only a matter of time before the pharmaceutical industry release a "study" which "proves" that only drugs can be proven effective, and meditation is all mumbo jumbo. But this will be because they are defending the one thing they care most about, profit.

Below is about another Study done in 2011 about meditation's healing power.
A little over an hour of meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, a new study shows. "This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation," said Fadel Zeidan, who led the study.

"We found a big effect - about a 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 percent reduction in pain unpleasantness," added Zeidan, post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre.

"Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs, which typically reduce pain ratings by about 25 percent," said Zeidan, reports the Journal of Neuroscience.

For the study, a group of healthy volunteers who had never meditated attended four, 20-minute classes to learn a meditation technique known as focused attention, according to a Wake Forest statement.

Focused attention is a form of mindfulness meditation where people are taught to attend to the breath and let go of distracting thoughts and emotions.

Both before and after meditation training, participants' brain activity was examined using a special type of imaging -- arterial spin labelling magnetic resonance imaging (ASL MRI) -- that captures longer duration brain processes, such as meditation, better than a standard MRI scan of brain function.

During these scans, a pain-inducing heat device was placed on the participants' right legs. This device heated a small area of their skin to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature that most people find painful, over a five-minute period.

The scans taken after meditation training showed that every participant's pain ratings were reduced, with decreases ranging from 11 to 93 percent, Zeidan said.(IANS)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Spicy Garden Mixed green

Spicy Swiss Chard, Champion Collards and Cabbage
In this dish I wanted to use all 3 greens fresh from my garden
4 stalks of Chinese Michihili Cabbage
3 stalks of 5 color Rainbow Swiss Chard
3 stalks of Champion collard greens
2 stalks of celery
1 onion
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp black mustard seed (freshly ground)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jira) (fresh ground)  
1 tbs tomato paste
dashes of cayenne pepper
dashes of onion powder
olive oil
basmati rice (or can be had alone)

Cut up the cabbage, Swiss chard, collard greens and celery...separating the stalks from the leaves.
Cut up the onions in preference size (I was using some left over cut up white onion...but red onion is my preference).
Heat some olive oil and ground up black mustard seeds and cumin seeds on the stove on medium high. 
Once nice and hot, add in the onions, and garlic...stir frequently until they start to turn slightly transparent.
Add the bite sized stalks and sprinkle the cumin and coriander powder over them, along with some cayenne powder (to your preference...I add quite a bit).  
Give it a good stir, if it seems a little dry add some water (I added a few tablespoons worth). 
Add tomato paste (I would have used a cut up tomato or canned tomato and chili but I was fresh out! so tomato paste was the next best thing). If using fresh tomatoes add after the onions, before the stalks.   
Let the sauce heat back up after adding the water and tomato paste (mine was frozen).
Then add in the green leaves. 
Sprinkle a little bit of Himalayan salt over the leaves. I sprinkled yet more cayenne at this time as well.
Cover and set timer for 5 minutes, stir frequently to evenly wilt the leaves. You basically want them to lightly steam. Keep an eye on it...when the leaves look just right, or 5 minutes are up, turn the stove off.
Top with fresh cut up cilantro...and it's ready to eat!
Enjoy it on a bed of quinoa or rice. It's great alone, but I chose to have it over some left over basmati rice because it was super spicy with all the cayenne I added...just right ^_-

 All ingredients - later added some ginger, tomato paste, and a little water
 chopped up ingredients
 heat a little bit of olive oil with the freshly ground cumin seeds and black mustard seeds, then add onions
 After sauteing onions for a few minutes, add the veggie stalks and celery
 sprinkle the cumin and coriander powder over the stalks and celery
 Add some tomato paste, or fresh tomato (which would be added after the onion).  Add some water if dry
 Add the green leaves, and sprinkle some Himalayan salt and cayenne pepper onto them
 I sprinkled some onion powder for some added flavor
 Mix all well then cover for 5 minutes to steam- check occasionally to turn off when they're just wilted enough
 Turn off stove, and top with fresh cut up cilantro
Serve plain, or on a bed of rice (as I did because I made it very spicy)
The trick to making greens irresistible is flavor and spice! I find the spicier my food is the less need for salt I need, and the healthier it turns out:) And spices are great for your health.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 23rd Harvest & Garden update

 5 colored Swiss Chard
 In this row I have 6 tomato plants (Cherokee Purple, Pink Bandywine, chocolate cherry and Ananas Noire varieties), and 4 Corno di Toro Rosso Pepper plants
 Blackseed Simpson lettuce (a favorite) and Parris Island coz lettuce (a very nutrient dense lettuce)
 Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach - with the super hot weather we've been getting they started to bolt...but I've gotten so much produce out of these little plants:) in spite of all the garden critters snaking on a good portion
 Curly Scotch Kale (my favorite kind) growing wonderfully! Have yet to harvest some...but I have so much fresh produce yet to use! So letting these grow a little more
 Champion Collards, growing wonderfully as well. I harvested a few leaves today (6/23/)
Here is the Chinese Michihili cabbage that I let really bloomed! Quite a sight
 The last Chinese Michihili cabbage I planted...wasn't sure if it was going to survive, but still growing without flowering yet:)
 Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli It's amazing how they've grown in the garden! I have an extra plant indoors still in case these didn't make it and they are tiny
 Marketmore 76 cucumbers...I was worried about some of the leaves changing color, but the plant as a whole seems to be doing just great:) There are actually 4 plants here...trying to get them to go up the tomato cages that I have in a zig-zag in each nook, 2 in front 2 behind
 Merlo Nero Spinach - another spinach variety...also bolting in the heat, but delicious!
 Purple of Sicily Cauliflower is doing very well...will need to harvest the cos lettuce next to it pretty soon to give it more room!
 Royal Purple Pod bush beans growing quite fast
 Dinosaur kale (also known as Nero di Toscana cabbage) Critters love to eat it...but I'm sure there will be plenty for me to eat when I'm ready to:)
 The first Black Beauty zucchini growing fast! 
 Many more little zucchinis are starting to grow
 One of my favorite plants ^_^ My moon and star watermelon...growing like crazy! 2 plants summer I might need to dedicate a larger space for them
 Harvested - 5 color rainbow Swiss Chard and Fordhook Swiss Chard
 Harvested - both kinds of spinach
 Harvested - a whole Lot of mixed lettuce!
Harvested - for the first time - Champion collards

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Apple Cider Vinegar uses

Apple Cider Vinegar has several health benefits. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the smell or taste, but the profound health benefits make it bearable for me at times:)

The only brand I buy is Braggs...Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. Contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules.

Here are 10 ways you can use it to help pave the way to a better you.

1. Balance your inner ecosystem: The body constantly strives to achieve a state of homeostasis, or a state of equilibrium. One way is by keeping the body's pH balance (or acid-base balance) within the normal range of 7.35 - 7.45. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy, excessive production of mucous and higher incidences of infection, among other things.

2. Detoxes the body: As part of balancing the body's pH, apple cider vinegar is useful in overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver. It also helps break up mucous throughout the body and helps cleanse the lymph nodes.

3. Weight loss: Tired of the "fad" diets that do more damage to your wallet than your excess fat cells? Try boosting your intake of apple cider vinegar. Data shows some limited, albeit significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is prevalent in apple cider vinegar). In one study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry in 2009, it was found that subjects who consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides.

4. Cures: Allergies: Believe it or not, research suggests that apple cider vinegar can help reduce the effect of allergies on your body, mostly by reducing mucous and sinus congestion. A sign of a distressed immune system is an increase and thickening of mucous; apple cider vinegar can help reduce the build-up and congestion, thereby reducing your susceptibility to allergies.

5. Cures: Sinus infections, sore throats, headaches, flu: Reducing the effects of allergies can also reduce the frequency of sinus infections and the symptoms associated with them, such as sore throats and headaches. Boosting the immune system can also curb bouts of the flu.

6. Clears: Acne, dermatitis, warts and other skin problems: Some practitioners recommend mixing one part apple cider vinegar and three parts water. They recommend dabbing the solution on each pimple. For warts, some recommend soaking a cotton ball in an apple cider vinegar solution then place over the wart with a band-aid overnight. The skin will swell some as it reacts with the solution and may throb; it may even turn black after a few days. Once it falls off, though, continue the treatment for a few more days, to make sure the wart doesn't return, according to recommendations.

7. Lower blood pressure and cholesterol: One of the most important "healing" qualities of apple cider vinegar is its ability to lower blood pressure and triglycerides, the bad cholesterol. According to a 2001 animal study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, there was some evidence that daily consumption of apple cider vinegar could help reduce both blood pressure and cholesterol. Try 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar in about eight ounces of water; if you want, add a teaspoon of honey to make it more palatable.

8. Kills candida and fungus: This vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida - a genus of yeasts which can cause thrush in humans and is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections.

9. Eases arthritis, stiff joints and gout: Regular use of apple cider vinegar can be tied to a decrease in joint pain and gout by reducing inflammation; data suggests the malic acid in the vinegar is able to dissolve the uric acid crystals within the joint and assist in flushing them from the body.

10. Strengthens stomach acid: Though it might seem a little odd to treat stomach acid with an acid-containing vinegar, there is research suggesting that apple cider vinegar works by treating low acid and thereby reducing heartburn. Natural remedy experts say you should begin to feel relief - unless your problem is ulcers - very shortly after taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a glass of water.