The Benefits of Sprouting

This is day 5 of our Tapin2life Almost Vegan Challenge!

I hope all that have joined us are doing well and are on the road to better health. Here are a few more meal combo ideas and an easy nutritional tip for those who haven’t tried sprouting. More recipe and vegan/almost vegan meal ideas to come as we continue the challenge.

Watch my quick Video on the amazing benefits of sprouting the lentil!

Lentils are healthy, however, sprouting our seeds and beans can pack in even more nutritional benefit. Take a look at the one minute vid by clicking the above link to see how easy and beneficial it is!

Try this combo for a healthy and filling meal:

Greens of your choice sauteed in olive oil and a bed of red onion, mushrooms and garlic

Brown rice, and if you want to upgrade make it Jollof Rice

Lightly breaded and oven-baked broccoli and cauliflower

Savory slices of sweet potatoes with zaatar seasoning, cumin, salt and pepper with roasted garlic

See this link for more recipes from the last post and if you want to come on board for the Tapin2life Almost Vegan Challenge Let’s Go!

Shopping List for the challenge:

https://tapin2life.com/2023/01/14/tapin2life-30-day-almost-vegan-challenge/

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Recipes to Tapin2life 30 Day Almost Vegan Challenge

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As promised here are some tasty, healthy, some all vegan and some almost vegan recipes if you need some assistance with getting started in our Tapin2life 30 Day Almost Vegan Challenge. My hope is that this will be an introduction to eating healthier in order to heal ourselves from various disease as an adjuvant or as a primary solution in addition to arriving at and maintaining a healthy weight.

As you become more comfortable cooking, my hope is also that you will begin to come up with different healthy combos of foods and pay close attention to eating in the proper order. These are some recaps of a few tips from the last post of do’s and don’ts on food combos and the proper order of intake:

  • Do not drink full cups of water right before eating your meals. It will dilute your digestive enzymes in the stomach and make it harder to digest your food. Drink at least an hour or so before and sip as you eat your meal if you must.
  • Fruits should be eaten alone- allow about 40 minutes at least to digest and never after proteins of any kind!
  • Combine Proteins (whether from animal or plant based) + Leafy Greens or Veggies like cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, kale and spinach
  • Combine a HEALTHY STARCH (brown rice, quinoa, barley, spelt) + HEALTHY FATS & NON STARCHY VEGGIES
  • JUICING is always a great way to break the fast before eating any solid food- a veggie juice is optimal. Invest in a blender if you don’t have one.

Some vegan and almost vegan recipes to get us started:

Breakfast Ideas to break your 10-12 hour fast!

To break the fast start out with fruit or freshly juiced veggie drink or freshly juiced fruits. Eat or drink about 40 minutes before you plan to eat the next meal.

If you want something more sustainable skip the fruit/fruit juice and you can always make a breakfast bowl with plain yogurt and some type of oats.

Lunch ideas

Remember, eat a reasonable portion and we’re eating within a shorter amount of time incorporating intermittent fasting!

  • A light side of mushroom stuffed ravioli pasta with a veggie cashew cheese sauce (recipe posted below) plus steamed broccoli and cauliflower:
    • Buy a good brand of stuffed raviolis and cook as directed, add in the cashew cheese sauce: (soak about 200 grams of cashews for a few hours in water, drain, blend with almond or rice milk- whatever alternative you desire, season with: salt, pepper, a dash of soy sauce and a dash of sesame seed oil, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, a few teaspoons of nutritional yeast, a dash of paprika and alter to taste as you desire with other seasonings), steam your choice of veggies and lightly season with salt and pepper and other seasonings desired and enjoy!
  • Egg salad with the works
    • (boil a few eggs ahead of time, mix in chopped green veggies: cucumbers, onions, bell peppers, garlic, add humus instead of mayo, about a teaspoon of olive or avacado oil).
  • Mushroom, walnut, cauliflower and broccoli vegan patties with a side salad of green leafy veggies.
    • Blend all ingredients together with 1-2 eggs and a bit of soy and sesame seed oil but don’t over do it with the liquid oils. You want the patties to hold together. Season as desired as you would your meat/chicken or fish. Bake about 10-15 minutes both sides in a 325 degrees F or 275 degrees C Oven. Take out and lightly fry on both sides in a skillet with olive oil 5 minutes. May be served with a side salad, avacado, a simple side of whole grain pasta or brown rice.
  • Veggie Wrap using kale leaves as the wrap loaded with all the works. If you desire, incorporate eggs or tuna and use humus as the dressing.
  • Taco Salad
    • All the fixins of the traditional taco salad but swap out your meat for the same ingredients in the veggie patty (mushroom, walnuts, cauliflower, broccoli and instead of a patty, saute in a pan of olive oil with your typical meat seasonings, chopped or dried cilantro, cumin and spice it up with a lil hot sauce!
    • In place of cheese or sour cream top it off on top with avocado and cumus!

Dinner Ideas-

You can actually alternate between lunch and dinner and ideally the lighter the better for dinner. Lunch should be the heaviest meal but most of us have to ease into eating lighter in the evening as the last meal.

  • Leafy Green Veggies plus Starchy Veggies like Oven Baked Potatoes and Chick Peas
  • Sauted Tofu in Sesame Seed Oil and a bit of Soy Sauce with Mushrooms, Scallions, swiss chard or kale (middle pic) with carrots and other veggies you desire. Can add noodles made from spelt flour. Avoid adding sauces like Teriyaki Sauce but if you must only a small amount (contains lots of salt and sugar).
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers or Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a side of lentils or avacado or even starchy veggie like savory sweet potatoes (oven baked with olive oil, salt, pepper, sesame seed oil, a dash of paprika, nutritional yeast, cumin, and other seasonings as you desire).
  • Baked, lightly battered Egg Plant
    • Slice in half pieces and season as you would meat
    • (dip sliced egg plant in wet batter first- egg, almond milk or whatever sub you want, a bit of P Protein and nutritional yeast and flower if needed to make a pancake consistency wet batter, then dip egg plant in the dry batter- your choice of unseasoned bread crumbs or spelt flour)
    • Bake about 25-30 minutes (may need to flip half-way in between) in a preheated 350 F/275 C oven
    • Serve with a healthy grain plus a side of avocado drissled in olive oil and a small amount salt +pepper to season
  • Battered and lightly breaded baked cauliflower/broccoli or both. Same process as above egg plant recipe and switch out sides for salad or a healthy grain like brown rice, spelt pasta or whole grain pasta, quinoa or barley
  • Good ole’ fashioned veggie soup with spelt pasta noodles seasoned to your taste with a side salad is always a great stand by meal. Be creative with your veggies. Can add barley to your soup to bulk it up.

Others posts to come as we get started! Think of this as your starter kit and please comment back with your healthy recipes to help to encourage others to think outside the box and get more into experimenting in the kitchen. Unleash the chef in you!!!

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Tapin2Life 30 Day Almost Vegan Challenge

First of all what does it mean to be a vegan and what’s the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian diet?

Vegan- Oxford’s definitions are as follows: a person who does not eat any animal products such as meat, milk or eggs or use animal products such as leather or wool.

However, Dictionary.com says that vegan is as follows: a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet and a person who does not use any animal products, as leather or wool.

Vegetarian- Dictionary.com says: a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.

Different styles of plant-based eating

Name of dietDescription
Semi-vegetarian or flexitarian includes eggs and dairy may include small amounts of meat, poultry, fish and seafood
Pescatarianincludes eggs, dairy, fish and seafood excludes meat and poultry
***Ovo-vegetarian***includes eggs excludes meat, poultry, fish, seafood and dairy
Lacto-vegetarianincludes dairy excludes meat, poultry, fish, seafood and eggs
Vegetarian (a.k.a. lacto-ovo vegetarian)includes eggs and dairy excludes meat, poultry, fish and seafood
Veganexcludes all meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs and dairy 
Chart credit: Heart Foundation; Plant-based, Vegetarian & Vegan Diets, Lily Henderson NZRD, National Nutrition Advisor

Eating and drinking our water and food in the proper order and combinations is crucial for maximum digestion and proper nutrition. Let’s look at a few tips:

Water Intake Tips:

Water should be drank an hour or so before eating meals so that you do not dilute your digestive enzymes. If you drink water while eating your meals it should be a sip or two here and there, not a full glass.

It’s great to include fresh squeezed lemon juice in your water to aid in digestion, again, an hour or more before eating a full meal and first thing in the morning after breaking your fast.

Water intake for the average person should be at least 8 cups a day, more for men and those that exercise or stay very active, nursing and pregnant women and depending on the environment (hot or humid climates)

*If you have been told to restrict fluids for some medical reason please always consult your doctor before changing any dietary plan

Watch this short video by YouTuber Joanna Soh Official to hear how to combine foods for maximum digestion and so the nutrients can actually be used the best by the body for fuel and our health

Video credit: YouTuber Joanna Soh Official, ”Are You Eating Correctly? Lose Weight with Food Combining (5 Principles)”

To Summarize & Next Steps

  • Drink Water at least an hour before meals
  • Fruits should be eaten alone- allow about 40 minutes at least to digest and never after proteins of any kind!
  • Combine Proteins (whether from animal or plant based) + Leafy Greens or Veggies like cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, kale and spinach
  • Combine a HEALTHY STARCH (brown rice, quinoa, barley, spelt) + HEALTHY FATS & NON STARCHY VEGGIES
  • JUICING is always a great way to break the fast before eating any solid food- a veggie juice is optimal. Invest in a blender if you don’t have one.

Grocery List!!!!!

DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF TO THIS….IT’S ONLY MY STARTER LIST

Upcoming Meal Prep and Recipes

I will begin posting recipes here on the Tapin2life Blog beginning the end of next week!!!

Ideally we will rotate between one to two juice options to break the fast, a few breakfast choices and about 7 dinner options. The less recipes you start with the easier it is to complete the challenge. As you research more and find what gives your body the best results you can try out other recipes as you become more confident. Don’t be intimidated, it’s just food. You’re allowed to experiment and have fun with it!

Intermittent Fasting is Crucial!

Please see my post on this and why it is so crucial for us. We ideally would eat between a 8-10 hour window and be in a 16 hour fasting state including sleep.

Water Enema for cleansing

Before you start, to remove as much built up waste as possible- this is a huge key to detoxing our bodies and to absorbing the nutrients. The mucus must be removed for proper absorption!

This device can be bought at your local pharmacy or some health food stores, insert with a lubricant, instill 300 mL of water via the rectum, hold for about 10-15 minutes and helps to walk and massage the stomach counter-clockwise then clockwise. Release in the toilet and feel refreshed.

Start Date: January 24, 2023

Since we’ll be doing this together, let’s support one another! Let’s begin our Tapin2Life 30 Day Almost Vegan Challenge together on January 24, 2023 in order to give ourselves time to procure all of the food for various vegan and mostly plant-based recipes. Do it with your whole family for better success.

To the right, a sneak peek at one of my new recipes, Cashew Vegan Cheese on Mushroom Stuffed Ravioli with Steamed Veggies

And last but not least…keep on movin’

Always get some form of exercise and strength building in 3-4 times per week for about 30-40 minutes whether you do brisk walks, resistance bands, free weights or go hard in the gym.

Countdown, feedback and follow-up

I would be so happy to hear how you feel and your comments after just 4 days! Buy all that you can on the above list and see you back here next week to give you some tasty, awesome recipes!

***Special note: this type of diet may not be suitable for growing children. Always consult your pediatrician or healthcare provider before making any dietary changes in general, especially for our little ones. Unless you are diligent at researching your intake of foods to ensure you are getting all of the proper nutrients and minerals, a vegan or plant-based lifestyle may not be for you. It takes ongoing learning in order to have the best outcome whether young or old.

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Suffer From Chronic Pain? A Natural Approach to Treatment

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. It’s been estimated by WHO (The World Health Organization) that about 1 out of 5 or more people globally suffer from moderate to sever chronic pain (some surveys claim higher in people of African descent. The most prevalent types of chronic pain include: arthritis, joint pain, back pain and neck pain. Chronic pain of course can have an affect on us mentally and spiritually as well as physically. It can stop us or dissuade us from being social and going to events with loved ones, doing much needed exercises to keep the body in a healthier state, or even have a negative effect on our close relationships, cause lost time from work and lead to depression.

The most prevalent types of chronic pain include: arthritis, joint pain, back pain and neck pain. Cancer pain is also high on the list. Headaches and nerve pain register high on the list as well.

If the underlying cause of the pain is not diagnosed and cured or minimum a way to decrease the pain isn’t found, of course this can lead to an entire gamut of physical ailments and mental states. Some people may even contemplate suicide to get a release from the pain, and that’s truly tragic. So as you can see, chronic pain is something that should be taken very seriously in the health care world and to the individual who is suffering.

DISCLAIMER: The following is just my humble opinions from living with chronic pain at any given time in my adult life. I suffer less from arthritis pain now than ever before, however, my search is still on for complete relief naturally and restoration of my body to be 100% pain free. Always consult your health care provider before implementing any medical changes for your safety.

➡️First and foremost, the first goal should be to get to the root of the problem. What’s causing the chronic pain?

➡️Once the pain source is identified, it needs to be assessed what treatment is best for that particular patient considering underlying medical conditions, previous treatment for pain if any and what the outcome was, goals of the patient for the relief of the pain.

➡️Choosing a course of natural therapy:

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy can help to not only reduce certain types of chronic pain but to cure as well. There are no side effects like medications can have, it can be tailored to the patients’ needs, it’s highly supported by medial research, and it helps to improve physical activity.

Diet

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that we need to eat life giving food. If you suffer from being overweight and also have joint disease and pain or just can’t seem to get around like you want to due to lack of energy and the excess weight, YOU NEED A LIFESTYLE CHANGE! Not pointing any fingers but if the shoe fits….well you know the rest. So many things we suffer from are curable with just intaking a more healthy diet and as a great side effect, all of that excess weight will drop off little by little. The healthy eating habits are for the duration of a lifetime. What it takes to get us healthy also we need to keep it going to maintain the health. A lot of people are going as vegan as possible and if meat is eaten, it’s very seldom. In my case, once twice a week my family will have chicken with dinner or salmon. I’m currently working on decreasing my family’s intake of eggs to once or twice a week, which I have incorporated for myself personally. Believe it or not, going vegan is much more affordable than purchasing meat and you still get a great intake of not only protein, but fiber, carbs and all of the vitamins and minerals the body needs. The key is variety. Vegan is not boring, it actually opens up a whole new world of tastes, textures and creativity in cooking. Going raw is always the healthiest and juicing fruits and veggies is a great way to meet your nutritional goals without popping so many vitamin pills and capsules. All of these healthy changes lead to decreased inflammation in the body, fat loss, decreased blood pressure, reverses the effects of diabetes, decreased bad cholesterol and so forth. I’m definitely more healthy than in my 30’s and 40’s. GIVE IT A TRY!

Essential Oils, Herbs and Roots

Top 12 Natural Painkillers- Medical News Today

The use of essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, peppermint and others have been used for thousands of years. I personally use Blackseed Oil to help to decrease inflammation in the body and it works wonders for me. I accidently went without it for about 3 weeks (not paying attention that I purchase Black Cumin Oil instead). When I began to feel a return in back pain from almost 2 years ago, I examined the bottle more closely 😨…..no wonder, this wasn’t my Blackseed Oil! I quickly went out the next day to purchase it and got back on it and my pain indeed came back down to a more manageable level. At times I have no pain at all. Some essential oils are strictly to be use externally. Please see the link above for more information on usage.

I am a firm believer in the healing power of tumeric and ginger as well. I believe all that suffer from chronic pain should incorporate these into their diets. Buying the roots themselves or from powder is best in my experience than using pills but get a reputable product should you opt for the pills. Make sure the tumeric has black pepper included to make it bioavailable (absorbed for usage).

Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a well known remedy for certain inflammatory types of pain and so much more. Please see my link on ACV (as well as Blackseed Oil and vegan recipes for more information:

Kailo Pain Relief Patch

This is a patch with new technology that works on the concept of interacting with your body’s natural electrical system to reduce pain signals in order to help you feel better. Each patch contains millions of micro-capacitors that operate as a bio antenna, allowing the brain and pain location to communicate more clearly and effectively. You can wear it for 5-10 minutes or all day. It doesn’t cure the pain but will give those suffering from the pain relief. See the vid in the link for more info.

Other Natural Remedies: Devices like B Cure Laser (laser therapy), Acupunture and Meditation

Acupuncure and Meditation are said to be very effective, however, I think if you have a fear of needles acupuncture is out for most people and a lot of people are just plain skeptical. Meditation is always a great source for centering and may aid in decreasing the pain because of the decrease in stress that can result.

A quote about B Cure Laser:

The LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy), as its 2021 prospectus stated, is used “for the treatment of pain, orthopedic problems, wounds, inflammations and other health phenomena”, and this, “in accordance with the indications approved by the Ministry of Health”. The device even underwent several trials designed to confirm its effectiveness.

Globes- Gali Weinreb

➡️Evaluation of therapy/treatment:

Once you’ve chosen the treatment plan that you feel is right for you along with your healthcare provider, give it a predetermined amount of time to work. Most things worthwhile do not show instant results, however, it all depends on the therapy, the individual and the type of pain that is being targeted. Look back at your goal for the treatment that you predetermined before you started with the decided on therapy. It’s ok after the set period of time to say that it did not meet your set goals in that determined period of time and move on if need be to something else. Perhaps adding on to the therapy may even yield better results, like a combination approach.

➡️Above all, have a support group of family and friends that will help you when the disappointments come and lean on the Most High. Prayer changes things and He is always failthful!

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Bye to Bile Balance Problems Especially While Detoxing

There are several of us that have started down the road of detoxifying our bodies and along with this great change in our lives, it can sometimes be a problem if we don’t know enough about how these lifestyle changes will effect us. If our bodies are not equipped to help the toxins to exit properly, these toxins can stay and make us feel worse, which is the opposite of our goal.

For example, most people will think in order to lose weight, we must avoid fat, however, some of us are awakening to the fact that all fats are not equal. Up until a year ago, I was unknowingly using Sunflower oil for cooking, baking and sometimes on my salads as a cheaper alternative to olive oil. I saved the olive oil for special meals and salads only. What a huge mistake. I may have contributed to problems in my health because most seed oils are potentially high in Omega 6 oil which is known to cause inflammation in the body and lead to liver problems. We of course are finding now the importance of fats high in Omega 3 such as olive oil, flaxseed oil, cod liver oil. Research is showing also that using butter from grass fed cows is much better for our health than many other fats as well; all in moderation of course.

Why is bile so important, especially as we detox

 One of the very important functions of bile that bile salts help with is the removal of toxins in our bodies. Toxins are secreted into the bile and eliminated in feces. If we don’t have enough bile salts this can lead to toxic build up in the body. Now can you see how a “low fat” diet can lead to problems? Sounds good but we must have the healthy fats so that we can provide what the liver needs to make bile as well as what we need to absorb the fat soluble vitamins. Bile also helps in mediating microbial activity within the microbiome.

Symptoms that you may be low on bile

Often you can suspect that you have bile deficiency when you have difficulty with fat digestion, as well as when you experience few of the below described symptoms at the same time:

  • Your stomach area feels tight
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Difficulty having a bowel movement
  • Upper right side pain under the rib cage
  • You may experience nausea after eating foods high in fat
  • Difficult to flush down floating stools in your toilet
  • Pale, yellowish colored stools
  • Weight gain that is unexpected
  • Tired
  • Deficient in the fat soluble vitamins for example, A, D, E and K which can lead to adverse symptoms within the body
  • Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin)
  • Gallstones

So how can we naturally increase the bile? Check out this short video by Dr. Berg

Dr. Eric Berg “10 Things That Increase Bile Salts” You Tube

Also just a reminder to consult your health care provider about any changes that you make. There are a few conditions in which one should not take bile salts:

  • Diarrhea
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Bile Malabsorption Illnesses such as: Crohn’s Disease, Celiac’s Disease, SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)

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Go With the Flow!

Combating the aging process requires much effort, especially in our current times. With so many ways for toxins to enter our bodies and stay, we need to constantly educate ourselves on how to continuously put what’s healthy in and on our bodies first and foremost. We inevitably will ingest, inhale, absorb some type of toxins in our systems and for this reason, we need to know how to minimize and rid ourselves of these dangers.

Take a look at this brief video by YouTuber Dr. Mandell, DC or better known as ”motivationaldoc”. He shares some vital information about our kidney health and a tasty drink recipe for detoxifying the kidneys for optimal kidney health.

1 Cup Will Tell Your Kidneys to Never Give up by Dr. Alan Mandell, DC

Check out this drink recipe that he recommends to drink daily in the morning on an empty stomach and if you wish again in the evening on an empty stomach

Health Benefits of this drink by ingredients:

Lemons:

Lemons are rich in vitamin C which is used for so many things in the body and is a strong antioxidant, rich in soluble fiber, rich in potassium that helps to reduce blood pressure, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may help in weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer.

Apple cider vineger:

This substance may act as an antibacterial, helps to lower blood sugar levels and manage diabetes, aid in weight loss, may also improve heart health and boosts skin health. May help to reduce pain and inflammation from kidney stones, helps the body to excrete excessive toxins and minerals (may warrant taking magnesium supplement if you take this chronically), it’s a great anti-oxidant, can possibly reduce blood pressure, contains citric acid which helps to dissolve kidney stones.

Honey:

Antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial, increases CrCl (a measure of how your kidneys are functioning) and how much urine is excreted, it increases urinary nitric oxide (leading to better blood vessel opening), decreases urinary protaglandins (which increase our glomerular filtration rate or GFR plus kidney blood flow)

Cranberry Juice:

helps to prevent UTIs, contain plenty of anti-oxidants and overall just great for the kidneys

These all combined will be sure to help your kidneys to be more healthy and help to decrease toxic build up

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Journey to Wellness: Turning Back the Clock Part 4- Healthy Gut and Joints

As we age, movement can get tougher with each year. Our flexibility diminishes and once that starts going, it seems that other things follow. We don’t feel like moving at all, not to mention exercise. Of course what we eat is crucial to maintaining not only our overall health, but in slowing down the aging process and helping our body to do what it was meant to do instead of popping a pill, repair itself from the damage that we and our environment inflict on it daily. If we eat the proper things and in the right combinations, and in an ideal world we would eat organically grown food from rich soil, then there would be no need to supplement. Supplementation should come as a last resort if you can not get enough of the nutrition that your body needs.

Take a look at this video to see how you can have a healthier gut and healthier joints with just 4 ingredients.

Video credit: Healthy Recipes

This recipe includes: organic should be used

  • 3 tablespoons of raisins (soak as shown in the video with baking soda and water, rinse with running water, dry off on a paper towel)
  • 2 tablespoons of Flax Seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of honey unrefined
  • Blend the raisins and seeds in a blender and add the honey last and mix thoroughly together. Use 1 tablespoon twice a day for seven days and after that take a break and note your symptoms before restarting. Store it in a glass jar in your fridge.

Benefits of using this recipe:

  • Raisins are a wonderful remedy for reduction of stomach acid, they also contain a significant amount of iron, copper, magnesium and potassium. They also activate the brain and hemoglobin production.
  • Pumpkin seeds contain a significant amount of zinc which is good for bones, they also contain vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K as well as minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. They are a great antioxidant, rich is fiber, dense in healthy calories and healthy fats. Pumpkin Seeds are also great for the hair, skin, heart protective, helps in depression and anxiety (due to the B vitamins), overall great for the immune system, helps to promote healthy sperm and a healthy pregnancy, helps in diabetes and cancer prevention. They are rich in phosphorus which is involved in collagen production.
  • Flax Seeds are known to improve digestive health, lower cholesterol, are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, reduces cholesterol and blood pressure, help to maintain a healthy weight, full of fiber, loaded with copper, manganese, magnesium, zinc, selenium, iron, folate, phosphorus and a host of other B vitamins such as thiamine and vitamin B6. It helps to promote brain development, immune health and iron metabolism.
  • Honey, what can I say….so many benefits. Rich in B vitamins as well, it’s also a natural antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral agent. It heals wounds, boosts immunity, rich in vitamin K, C, E and Provitamin A, helps to control blood sugar levels, normalizes blood pressure and heartrate, normalizes stomach acidity and promotes a healthy gut microflora. It also helps to stimulate digestion and with the absorption of nutrients.

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Got Visitors That Won’t Leave?

Are you, a loved one or friend suffering from a change in personality, feeling very fatigued or weak most of the time, loss of appetite, weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain or salt craving? If the answer is yes to the majority of these symptoms, it is worthwhile to get checked for parasites, particularly tapeworms.

Infection can come from larvae or tapeworm eggs in water or food, particularly in undercooked meat, pork or fish. After ingesting the water or food, the eggs hatch and begin to thrive in your intestines. The head of the tapeworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall and the body grows from the digested food of it’s host…..US!!! The technical names for the diseases that can arise from tapeworms, specifically, are taeniasis (from infected meat not cooked well) and cysticercosis (from ingestion of pork tapeworm eggs and when expelled in the stool the cycle may continue if the eggs and larvae get into soil to further contaminate fruits and vegetables, water, etc.)

Diagnosis:

Tell your doctor of your symptoms and your suspicions that you believe you may be infected with a parasite and they can do stool samples for eggs, larvae or pieces of the parasites. In addition, your doctor may ask for a blood test to be done to spot antigens, foreign substances that let your doctor know your body is trying to ward off an infection

How to prevent being infected? The WHO has the following recommendations:

  • Keep clean
  • Separate raw and cooked
  • Cook thoroughly (pork or beef should be cooked for at least 70 degrees Celsius)
  • Keep food at safe temperatures
  • Use safe water and raw materials
  • Proper hygiene practices – including hand rubbing and washing, especially before eating and after using the toilet – are important to prevent tapeworm infection.

What are natural ways of treating tapeworms or other parasites?

Please see this video by YouTuber Dr. Berg and also some dosages that follow that I have researched for each of the following natural substances in the video.

The following are links to other natural treatment sources for treatment of parasites. Should you decide to do any of these, please consult your healthcare provider first for their opinion. Traditional remedies may be deemed more suitable for you depending on the medical situation and your history. Traditional treatments usually include medications such as: Praziquantel (Biltricide) Albendazole (Albenza, mebendazole) Nitazoxanide (Alinia), which are toxic to the tapeworm like the natural remedies listed below:

-Raw carrots, raw papaya juice, pomegranate bark, pumpkin seeds, garlic and coconut (see specific doses): https://www.medindia.net/homeremedies/intestinal-worms-treatment.asp#:~:text=Carrots%20for%20Treating%20Intestinal%20Parasites,parasite%20attack%20in%20the%20future.

-Wormwood Extract- due to lack of research, no specific dose exists….see Healthline article for more info: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-wormwood#dosage-safety

Use these for 4-6 weeks and it’s also good to do the treatment every 6 months thereafter.

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Super Food on it’s Own or in Combo

Mostly everyone knows about the great benefits of lemon juice, however, if you ask most people what they do with the peel, pulp and seeds, you will get varying answers from ”nothing, I throw it away” to perhaps some making use of the entire fruit. There are some surprising benefits to using the entire fruit, and actually some extremely impactful reasons to use the whole lemon, particularly if you or someone you know suffers from diabetes or it’s complications, metabolism issues, varicose veins and edema just to name a few. Take a look at this video by Dr. Eric Berg to see of the many great benefits of using this super food as the whole fruit.

Video Credit: YouTube by Dr. Eric Berg DC- Amazing Benefits of Eating WHOLE Lemons – Peel, White Part and Seeds

So just to summarize, these are the benefits as stated in the above video by Dr. Berg of using the lemon seeds, pulp, peel and the juice:

  • Decreases Fatty Liver
  • Decreases Cholesterol
  • Weight Loss
  • Anti-Aging
  • Anti-Cancer
    • Salvestrol Q40
    • Limonine
  • Kidney Stone Prevention/Treatment
  • Immune Support
  • Vitamin C
  • Inhibits Collagen Destruction

A lot of the benefit comes from the vitamin C Complex that he mentions: copper, P Factor, vitamin K1 and the J Factor. Do you suffer from bleeding gums, hemorrhoids, bruising, spider veins, nose bleeds, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, joint issues, skin issues, just to name a few? Try the whole lemon juiced and see if it helps your situation.

See the recipe in Dr. Berg’s video:

Dr. Eric Berg- Recipe for using the whole lemon

So what happens when you add another super food, garlic cloves? Some amazing things. See this next video to learn more:

Video credit: Foods4Health YouTube Channel- Eat Lemon Mixed With Garlic For 7 Days, THIS Will Happen To Your Body!

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Can You Hear Me Now?

It’s been found that in the US between 8-25 % and outside of the US between 4-35% of the population suffer from tinnitus. 50% of tinnitus is physiological (caused by physical damage) and 50% psychological. It can cause stress, lack of sleep, inability to carry out daily functions, anxiety and even depression. It’s all about the information going from the ear to the brain via the 8th Cranial Nerve. Tinnitus can be temporary or permanent. Many things can affect our hearing and these are some common causes of tinnitus specifically, but not a conclusive list:

  • The technique used to clean our ears
  • Repeated and consistent exposure to loud noises
  • Ear infections
  • A perforated ear drum
  • Build up of ear wax
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Certain medications
  • Diet

Being a pharmacist, of course, I would not feel comfortable not providing a list of commonly known medications that may cause tinnitus, however, instead of stopping your medication or adjusting your dosage if you are on one of these, please, speak to your health care provider and gain advice as to the proposed course of action:

  • aspirin
  • quinine
  • certain antibiotics
  • chemotherapies
  • diuretics

Watch this short video that explains tinnitus by YouTuber Fauquier ENT entitled, ”What is Tinnitus? Causes & Treatment Strategies”.

Other treatment options that may help to improve or eliminate tinnitus:

  • First and foremost, if you suffer from tinnitus, make a visit with an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) who may also send you for a hearing test
  • After visiting the ENT and having a hearing test, if it’s determined that you have permanent hearing loss, a hearing aid may be recommended
  • Sound Enrichment Therapy may help (like music, white noise videos, nature sounds, etc)
  • Meditation: speak to your doctor or pharmacist to inquire if you take medications if any of them could be causing tinnitus and what is advisable to do if so
  • Bemfotamine: a synthetic version of vitamin B1 that the body converts to thiamine and has been shown to be promising in helping with tinnitus relief.
  • A lot of the B vitamins, such as B1, B3, B6, folic acid (B9) as well as choline and gingko have been shown to be promising in relieving tinnitus in the proper combinations. There are options to choose from that are preformulated.
  • Decrease salt intake (salt leads to inflammation which can contribute to tinnitus)

When should you be concerned and seek out immediate medical attention? This is a list of things to watch for by audiologist, Matthew Allsop, that may be a sign of a more serious matter. If you experience any of these, they require immediate medical inquiry:

  • Pulsatile tinnitus or tinnitus that follows your heartbeat
  • Tinnitus that presents itself in one ear
  • The tinnitus has changed in nature significantly in a short period of time
  • The tinnitus is causing you inability to sleep, contributing to anxiety or depression
  • Of course if you experience total sensory neural hearing loss with or without tinnitus go straight to the emergency room, urgent care or ENT Clinic
  • Also watch this last video by Dr. Mendell regarding natural tinnitus therapy (motivationaldoc)
STOP TINNITUS: How To Quiet Your Brain With Your Hands | Dr. Mandell

Cleaning our ears:

The best method for cleaning is to use about 5 drops of hydrogen peroxide 3% and drop it right into the ear. It should be left in for about 5 minutes each ear and then allow any fluid to flow out onto a paper towel. STOP USING Q-tips!!!!!!! Q-tips are very damaging to the ears and it’s parts. There are new devices that can be ordered that use a spiral entry cleaning technique such as Tvidler, it’s made of silicone and helps to clean the ears gently and effectively. The tips are reusable.

I hope that if you suffer from tinnitus, ear infections or a lot of ear wax build up that something in this post will help you and then you can recommend some of the methods to others.

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