Food as Medicine

Our bodies work systemically, so to treat just one area and ignore the rest seems like the wrong diagnosis and a failure in getting the whole body healthy. If you have watched the Gerson Miracle or Forks over Knives, then you know that the research shows that a whole foods plant based diet is the optimal diet for the human body. Animal products have a high endorsement from the USDA only because of the influences and subsidies going to these particular industries.

Fruits and vegetables are considered specialty items. Processed food is at an all time high. The quality of the processed food is not nutritious at all and you might as well be eating cardboard. If you read the side of the package and it reads like a chemical factory, then a chemical factory needs to eat it.

My favorite juice to drink every morning is the Carrot Apple Juice from the Gerson Therapy book.

Carrot Apple Juice

2 apples

3 carrots organic if possible

Put the washed and quartered ingredients through a juicer. Drink immediately as this juice will separate after it sits for a while.

Dr. Max Gerson recommended a minimum of 13 glasses a day for his patients who were really ill. The nutrients in this simple juice has great healing properties. He also only ate a whole foods plant based diet.

I like to observe what people eat when I am out. It amazes me what passes for food. Your body needs nourishment down to the cell level and most of the food that is available is nutrient deficient and contains too much protein, fat and sugar. Have you ever thought that the reason you are hungry all of the time even after you just finished a supersized meal is because the food you just ingested did not meet your cell level needs.

Life is too short to let your body starve to death and still be over 100 pounds overweight. Do your research and find out why you feel you need to pollute your body every day. Now try out the whole food plant based diet for one week and see if it changes the way you feel every morning.

Happy Eating:)

Working diligently on finishing my first cookbook.

Hey all,

Sorry for not posting in a long time. I am going to refocus this blog so that it will be more recipe oriented and not so much just a expose on living vegan in everyday life. Life is too short, to be so self focused. I want to help those who are struggling with diet related diseases and with all of my job searching without any luck, by they way, I find myself right back where I started so many years ago. As  a passionate plant based chef, health is important to each one of us for a better life as we age. By the time we are in our 60-70’s our life is either really good or just getting by with chemicals.

I see what our food system is doing to our bodies everyday and most people have no clue what is causing their discomfort. The advertising is processed food heavy or fast food heavy, making individuals feel powerless in their food choices. We do not have to be powerless at all in these choices but exactly the opposite. Did you know that your dollar at the grocery store is counted and recorded as to what you are buying in a very large database. So when you buy vegetables and fruits instead of a over-processed product, you just voted for adding more vegetables and fruits to your marketplace. When you buy vegan products your vote is counted and the more people who buy this way has caused a change in the supermarket structure.

I noticed when we were in Spokane last week that Rosaur’s  has good selection and variety of vegan products for its consumers. I feel like the stigma of being vegan is slowly going away and becoming more mainstream. If you do not want to be called a vegan, you can certainly say you are eating plant strong. Which is greatly more accepted than the vegan title.

You have all the power to make the right choices in eating. Life is too short to be sick and tired all of the time because our cells are so undernourished by processed foods.

Here is a sneak peak recipe from my new cookbook:

Everyday Salad

1 head of romaine, sliced

1/2 cucumber, seeded, peeled and diced

2 green onions, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup sugared almonds

Lemon Vinaigrette

1 lemon, zested and squeezed

2 Tablespoons white vinegar

2 Tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large salad bowl, add lemon zest and juice, white vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil slowly until emulsified. Add chopped salad ingredients and toss until lettuce and all ingredients are coated.

Serve immediately.

(note: once this salad is dressed it will continue to wilt until the weight of the dressing, it will last about 2 hours) This salad is a real crowd pleaser so it will not last that long.

 

Happy Eating:)

I will be doing a Diabetes Mentoring Class this Wednesday the 21st of August

I am honored to be asked to be a part of the ten rivers food web prescription program as a guest speaker. I am giving my story about my journey to reversing diabetes. It amazes me how many people just do not understand that the power to change this diagnosis is in their hands. Generally we have all gotten away from eating the way we are supposed to. No one can comprehend that the advertisers do not care about our health but just the bottom line which is money. So if you are sick and taking expensive medications by the handful, it does not matter to them. Why because you are feeding their income.

Before World War 2, we generally were a nation that was malnourished, but after the war, the companies that were making bombs were now making chemicals to spray on food sources. The industrial food revolution was the beginning of our demise as far as our health was concerned.

By eating plant based, you by pass most of the chemicals and toxins that largely embalm any processed food making it unfit for human consumption. You also take control of your own disease ridden body and help it to heal on its own. This scares most of your large corporations that want you sick and dependent on their prescriptions.

Remember nothing is impossible, because the impossible becomes i’m possible.

Jicama Noodle, Orange and Avocado Salad and Cruisin the Coast

Jicama Noodles, Orange and Avocado SaladIt is cruising the coast this week. The cars starting rolling yesterday and it is awesome to see them in their glory.

Jicama Noodle, Orange
and Avocado Salad

1 jicama, run through a spiralizer making fine noodles

1 can mandarin oranges, drained

1 avocado, peeled and diced

1 cup chopped peanuts

Dressing

Zest of 1 orange

2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice

2 teaspoons cilantro paste

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

2 Tablespoons Olive oil

Wash and peel the jicama and chunk into pieces that will
fit into the spiralizer. Run the jicama through the spiralizer.  Cut the noodles into bite size pieces to make
for easier handling. Drain 1 can of mandarin oranges and set aside. Cut the
avocado in half and de-seed and take out of the shell with a spoon cut into
bite size chunks. Chop 1 cup of peanuts.

In a large bowl, put the ingredients for the dressing
into it. Whisk until emulsified. Add the jicama, oranges, avocado and peanuts.

Enjoy right away or refrigerate for an hour so the
flavors will meld together.

Note: If you do not have a spiralizer, you may use a
mandolin or potato peeler to make the noodles. They will not be as fine cut as
the noodles put through the spiralizer.