Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tomato Hors d'oeuvres

Tomatoes are fruit vegetables that are high in antioxidants. They have an excellent amount of vitamin C and beta carotene. Tomatoes are best eaten raw because if they are cooked, they become too acidic. Although they are acidic raw, they have an alkalizing effect once consumed. Since they have the ability to alkalize the blood, they are recommended for keeping a balanced PH level. Eating organic tomatoes are healthier than non-organic since the lack of pesticides allow them to strengthen their own natural defenses - increasing antioxidant levels. On average, fruits and vegetables that are grown organically contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals! For our latest (detox) recipe, we made some Tomato Hors d'oeuvres topped with fresh homemade pesto and alfalfa sprouts. You can try out a spicy version of this recipe as well. Enjoy!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

'When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.'

Quote by: Jimi Hendrix!
Lifen Yang, from Tusheng Restaurant located in Kunming (Yunnan province of China), grew up in the countryside of China. She desired to work on her family farm but was sent off to university. After she graduated, Lifen educated her family on organic farming and although their neighbors didn't support them not using chemical fertilizer, she convinced her father of it's health benefits. Her father made the decision to not use pesticides, even though their quantity and income wasn't much, because the quality of the food was better. Through the wisdom of his daughter, he was able to see the connection between the unhealthy state of the people in his village and the food they ate. They were living with disease because their food contained a lot of fertilizers with pesticides. Lifen and her family own a small restaurant that sells food that comes from their organic farm. Their story was filmed by Daniel Klein from The Perennial Plate. Check out his video here. Enjoy!

'The movement of eating is magical if you really think about it. You put food in your stomach and then it becomes part of your body. My power is limited... It's just a small restaurant.' - Lifen Yang

Images taken from 'The Middle Way' video by Daniel Klein

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

'The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigour and so ought the Flowers also'

Our Gods' Herbs have arrived! After extensive research and some experience, we have decided that detoxing/cleansing our bodies are vital. Changing to a better diet is necessary, but without first cleaning what is there and what has been there for many years (that we don't even know about), it is ineffective. One has to ask at some point in their life, what causes the stress that they feel daily and why is the medical industry unsuccessful in healing. There are so many opinions about detoxifying and what foods to eat to be healthy, but until you start to experiment, then you can't know for sure.

One thing that we've realized is that since we were born, we have in fact been experimenting with pharmaceuticals. If you don't agree, then you must have never seen a doctor, been born in a hospital or taken any drug/pharmaceutical at any time of your life (this includes tylenol). But most of us have. So now, with the realization of knowing that we have experimented with pharmaceuticals and modern medical treatment, and have had no success in healing, we have to take a chance (if we want to be healthier) and start experimenting with alternative healing. In natural healing (not medicinal), the remedies comes from plants or from eating fruits.

We chose natural healing even though we were never diagnosed with any 'disease', because we just felt unhealthy (acidic) and less energetic. And now that we continue on this path, we are becoming more aware of what doctors had never told us or were unaware of themselves. And the fact is that with your Standard American Diet and use of pharmaceuticals and vaccines, we have an entire world of sick people. So that's where we are starting from now. We accept that we are sick and want to heal. If your mother was unhealthy (in any way) when she gave birth to you, then you were born unhealthy as well. A woman should always detox before getting pregnant, unless they don't mind bearing a sick child and continuing on their own sick path.

When we learned about Iridology, we were surprised to find out that each part of your eye represents specific parts of the body, such as organs, glands and tissues, as well as what health state they are in. Many people who have cleaned out the acids and lymphatic build up from their bodies, have had their eye color change entirely. A body congested with acids will cloud the eyes' natural color and appear discolored.

Health is simplistic. It's simple chemistry. It's not natural chemistry vs pharmaceutical chemistry. There is only 'chemistry' - a branch of physical science that studies composition, properties and behavior of matter; it is the interactions between atoms. If you study the interaction of atoms, you see that acids destroy and alkalizing heals (balance is also necessary). Chemo therapy is acidic and 'cancer' is acidic - so how can this be the solution to cure 'cancer' (a toxicity/deficiency in the body)? How can this possibly relieve any pain and begin to regenerate and heal tissue. IT DOESN'T.

Try something new, if you dare! Realize, if you can, that suppressing doesn't help and 'disease' takes time to emerge. Just because you haven't been diagnosed with anything, it doesn't mean that you are not sick. In all the videos and information that we have explored, we find that many people who detox give up because their bodies begin to appear as if it is getting worse. Until you go into a detox with the realization and logic that during a detox, the body will reveal all it's weaknesses (problems), then it will be nothing but a struggle for you. Believe it or not, at this point, we are glad to finally see things that no doctor could ever see until it would be too late. We will embrace every natural side effect that we get - knowing that it means we are moving towards health and not actually getting sick. 
Try the eye test. Take a pic if you can, then place the eye chart over top to see where your problem areas are. Click here to learn how. 
  
Below: God's Herbs and pics from a walk in the park - Spring finally reveals itself.

Your health weaknesses reveal themselves during detox. - Robert Morse

'We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine.'
- Anne Wilson Schaef

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

'At the higher stages of energy continuation, one will find his movements are now being governed by the movement of his internal energy.'

Quote by: Wu Ta-yeh
The practice of Qigong involves breathing techniques that use energy to improve overall health. It reduces stress, boosts immune system, raises energy levels and improves balance and coordination. The Shaolin Temple defines it as a 'science of the mind and body'. Monks were taught to use Qigong to energize, clean bone marrow and to strengthen blood and immune system. Slow movements allow you the time to deeply observe your body from within. When you do Qigong breathing exercises, you exhale toxins from different parts of the body. It is said that 70% of all toxins expelled from the body are released through breath! I began to incorporate some of these breathing exercises as part of our daily routine to accelerate our cleanse and feel more energetic yet relaxed. Nerves are more relaxed the stronger they are and more hyper kinetic when they are acidic. You can check out some Qigong videos here. Or order some videos online here. Enjoy!

Image taken from shifuyanlei.blogspot.ca

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'All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green'

Greens are healthy any time! Part of the detox process involves cutting down on most foods except for your fruits and salads. For 3 weeks now, we have been 100% raw! Until we complete our detox, our breakfasts will consist of fruits such as berries and melons. Our lunches and dinner will include salads and zucchini pasta. Eating raw fresh fruits, along with fruit vegetables such as zucchini and red pepper - and greens and herbs - are tasty, healthy and easier to prepare than cooked foods. We'll be sharing a variety of salad recipes in the upcoming posts. Enjoy our recipe below for Raw Zucchini Spaghetti With Spinach Pesto and topped with cayenne pepper (for detox support). This is the easiest dinner to make!

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