Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe

It’s that time of year again, when we resolve to make the life changes that will help us to look and feel our best. Increasingly, we know that you are what you eat, and that true health starts with the content and quality of that food — whether it’s organic, or overly sugered and processed, a “Superfood” or a raw diet, each affects the way you look and feel.David Wolfe

One of my favourite beauty nutrition books is “Eating For Beauty” by David Wolfe– a raw food enthusiast. It is beautifully illustrated, and is laid out in an easy to read format.

There are fascinating Kirlian photographs taken by Christopher Wodtke, of the fruits and vegetables showing the energy field surrounding them. Christopher is an electrical engineer and Kirlian Researcher. During the last decade, he has been working with Kirlian photography-to show the subtle energies that are visible around living and non-living objects (see www.kirlian.com).

Eating For Beauty by David WolfeThis book is filled with information about the importance of good nutrition. There are clear explanations on exactly what zinc, iron, chromium, manganese and certain minerals do for the body and which foods supply these nutrients. Further it explains how MSM is a potentiator which assists all nutrients and supplements to work better in the system and the importance of sulphur and silicon for the hair, nails and skin while protecting the bones.

“Sulfur is an essential component of all connective tissue. Collagen is the protein found in the connective tissue and also in the bones and teeth. Sulfur-rich collagen is the most common protein in the body. Collagen retains fluid and provides elasticity and flexibility to the tissues.” Some of the foods that supply natural Sulfur are: garlic, hemp seeds, radishes, pumpkin seeds, spirulina, horseradish, cabbage and even blue-green algae.

There are exotic recipes like: Hair-Builiding Salad Dressing Skin-Glow Sulpher Salad Silicon Beauty Salad Anti-oxident Soup

The beauty products recommended by David Wolfe are listed in the back of the book, where one is able to purchase black sesdame seeds. They are “…a n excellent source of calcium and B vitamins, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine for mitigating premature gray hair, and to nourish and fortify the liver and kidneys…”.

One can purchase organic coconut from Fiji which is an anti-oxident and there is an informative explanation about the healing aspects of this amazing oil.Also available in their shells are macadamian, pecan and walnuts which have generous amounts of omega-3’s. There is even a special nutcracker for the really hard nuts (it actually works.)

Raw Cacao www.sunfood.comDavid Wolfe keeps researching and travelling the world looking for foods that are pure and raised organically. i.e. Raw organic chocolate – ” A recent study showed that only one out of 500 people who thought they were allergic to chocolate actually tested positive. It is typically the case that the person is in fact allergic to milk and dairy products.”

David has introduced the reader to the delights of raw wildcrafted Goji berries. These berries contain 18 kinds of amino acids and up to 21 trace minerals, they are one of the richest natural sources of Beta Carotene. He has also brought our awareness to the goodness of raw cashews, raw Agave nectar, unsprayed Incan berries and raw Peruvian Olives – buying them supports small Peruvian family farms.

This is a book I constantly refer to and have given to many people as a gift. The only problem is the book is so popular, it sells out very quickly. So buy a few extra copies, and give to your friends as presents.

For more information visitwww.davidwolfe.com

www.sunfood.com

www.kirlian.com

www.alokhealth.com

http://www.fresh-network.com/acatalog/sublime-green-mousse.html

The Fresh Network is a raw foods company based in Europe, and can be found at www.fresh-network.com.


The Benefits of Stinging Nettles

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle or nettle leaf, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America, and introduced elsewhere. There are more than 500 types of nettle worldwide. Used since ancient times, stinging nettles are used to thin and purify the blood, to relieve chest congestion, as a diuretic, and to stimulate the digestive system.

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The Health Benefits of Broccoli by The World’s Healthiest Foods.org

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Broccoli is a particularly rich source of a flavonoid called kaempferol. Recent research has shown the ability of kaempferol to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on our body. The kaempferol connection helps to explain the unique anti-inflammatory benefits of broccoli, and it should also open the door to future research on the benefits of broccoli for a hypoallergenic diet.

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David Young: Farmer and Beekeeper in New Orlean’s 9th Ward

David Young, a retired police chief from Indiana, first came to New Orleans in 2010 for a visit. Responding to what he called, “A calling from God,” he stayed. Drawn to the desolate landscape of the Ninth Ward, still heavily damaged from hurricane Katrina, Young started his first garden in one of the vacant abandoned lots there. Now that garden hosts bees, goats, chickens, and a koi pond, as well as helping to feed the neighborhood. One lot let to another, and now Young has over 30 gardens and orchards and 60 beehives. Sensing a need in a community where the closest grocery store is miles away, Young distributes the food for free or at very low cost.

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3 Delicious, Detoxifying, Bone-Building Herbs by Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at the bone health, overall health, and detoxification properties of three flavorful easy-to-find herbs. I also give you a scrumptious recipe to get you started. Fortunately, as you’ll soon see, detoxification can be a pleasant — even delicious — experience! I’d like to start with a decorative herb that more often than not gets ignored. Don’t overlook the.… from www.saveourbones.com

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The List of Benefits of Curcumin Keeps Growing

Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric that has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine treatment for such ailments as allergies, diabetes and ulcers. To date it is one of the most studied natural compounds in modern medicine. Now curcumin and turmeric have been linked with lowering high cholesterol, acting as a steroid-like anti-inflammatory on arthritis and a variety of immune disorders, preventing Alzheimer’s, and inducing cell death in cancerous cells. From Dr. Andrew Weil to Dr. Joseph Mercola, from Dr. Oz to Deepak Chopra, physicians and dieticians have been recommending curcumin to their patients for years.

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Cilantro — the natural chelator by Dr. David G. Williams

| by Dr. David G. Williams

There’s nothing I like more than learning about inexpensive, common herbs or spices that exhibit unusual healing properties. Historically, the use of herbs and spices in cooking evolved as a method to preserve foods and make them safer to store and eat. We’ve grown accustomed to using these items to enhance or accentuate the flavors of food, but researchers continue to discover herbs have much more to offer than just good taste. Cilantro is such an herb and one of its medicinal benefits was uncovered through the work of Dr. Yoshiaki Omura.”

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An Autumn Menu by Nancy Mehagian

Around this Thanksgiving holiday, cook and cuisine author, Nancy Mehagian shares a favorite and easy recipe for organic turkey meatloaf.The leaves of fall are upon us, and on our streets and yards. If you live on the East Coast, your trees may be bare by now. Here, in Southern California, we’re still raking and blowing. I love it! Fall just might be my favorite season, for all the color that abounds, the changes in the air and the sight of some of my favorite produce at the Farmer’s Market. To celebrate the season, I’ve offered a few of my recipes–the ones that taste best eaten around a blazing fire.

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The Many Healing Qualities of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Are you familiar with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms? They have become the hot item for healthy eating. Vegetarians love them for their high protein content, while doctors and naturopaths go to them for their many healing qualities. Known by a variety of different names, such as bearded tooth mushroom, satyr’s beard, hedgehog mushroom, pom pom mushroom, or yamabushitake – the mushroom is often used as a meat substitute, since many say that they taste like shrimp or lobster when properly cooked.

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Japanese Pumpkin Side Dish by Nancy Mehagian

| by Nancy Mehagian

It’s the season for sweets, including pumpkin pie, but professional cook, Nancy Mehagian shares a side dish recipe for Japanese pumpkin that’s fast, healthy and delicious. Nancy has been a massage therapist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner in Los Angeles for nearly 30 years. She is the author of the culinary memoir, “Siren’s Feast, an Edible Odyssey”.

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