• Diet and Nutrition

    The Top 12 Cancer Fighting Superfoods

    Natural cancer cures start with eating all organic food, including the following cruciferous vegetables that will give you the double punch to rid yourself of this frightening disease.

    The name “cruciferous” comes from the fact that these vegetables all have flowers with four petals that botanical historians described as resembling the crucifix.

    Natural cancer cures have been around for a long time. There are many different organic, natural cancer cures that doctors won’t tell you about, you must do the research yourself.

    Try and eat at least one cup of the following organic vegetables raw a day and eat two cups slightly steamed.

    The Top Twelve Superfoods

    Organic Broccoli: Fights colon, esophagus, larynx, lung, prostrate, oral, pharynx, and stomach cancer. It contains carotenoids (vitamin A), which block cell mutations, the foreshadow of cancer.

    Organic Brussels Sprouts: Inhibit cancer, particularly cancer of the colon and stomach. The chlorophyll and indoles (to name a few), found in brussels sprouts, work to detoxify the body of cancer causing poisons.

    Organic Cabbage: Kills bacteria and viruses, prevents cancer, heals and prevents ulcers, and stimulates the immune system! Magnificent!

    The above benefits are best absorbed from raw cabbage, consider juicing which is a great way to combine your raw veggies into a power packed drink.

    Organic Cauliflower: Reduces risk of cancer, especially GI cancers. Cauliflower is high in essential sulphur compounds and is rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

    Organic Horseradish: Excellent for asthma, bronchitis, lung disorders, lymphatic congestion, and a digestive stimulant.

    Organic Kale: This is one of the most under rated of the leafy greens.

    It has the most carotenoids (powerful anti cancer agents), of any of the leafy greens.

    It is packed with easily assimilated calcium, making it a wonderful food to include for arthritis, osteoporosis and bone loss disorders.

    Organic Kohlrabi: Great as an indigestion remedy, jaundice, diabetes, the lymph system, and alcoholism. Cancers include colon, rectal, stomach, and oral.

    Your organic food health rests upon incorporating as many of these veggies, and other organic fruits and vegetables, as you can into your organic food diet. Variety is the spice of life and health!

    The healing powers of these natural cancer cures go way beyond cancer. Researchers have discovered that the anti oxidants, like beta carotene, found in fruits and vegetables, retard oxidation of the eye lens. Oxidation is the primary cause of age related cataracts.

    Organic Mustard Greens: Should be included in any optimal diet. It beats spinach because of the lower oxalic acid content, so the benefit of the calcium content is not lost. Benefits gastrointestinal, esophageal, and throat cancers.

    Organic Radish: Stimulates the appetite, good for colds and flu, and cleanses the gall bladder and liver. Has been used for headaches, mucus removal and heal laryngitis.

    Organic Rutabaga: Helps to alkalize the body and has anti cancer qualities. The roots are deeply connected with the earth where they soak up all the rich nutrients.

    People with kidney problems should avoid rutabagas.

    Organic Turnip: High amounts of anti oxidants, calcium, iron and niacin. As a cruciferous vegetable they contain cancer fighting compounds.

    Try shredding raw turnips into salads. The tops can be lightly steamed and added to soup or stews.

    Organic Watercress: Works for anemia, calcium deficiencies, blood purification, liver and pancreas problems, appetite stimulation, thyroid problems, arthritis and emotional problems as well as cancer! Wow!

    Natural organic food comes from mother earth, the infinite intelligence that created this world knew what it/she/he was doing.

    Nature works in perfect harmony when left to it’s own accord.

    Man keeps trying to improve on that. How can we possibly think we are smarter than the creator?

  • In The Kitchen

    Hidden Dangers In The Kitchen

    Reducing the household pollutants in your kitchen will protect your organic foods from harmful chemicals and therefore help protect your family.

    Remember everything takes time. Read up on an organic lifestyle on this site and make changes as you see fit.

    Every little bit is worth it. As I’ve said before I was not making a lot of money when I resolved to be as organic as I could.

    One tip that helped along the way was letting friends and family know about my decision.

    Over the years I’ve gotten gifts of glass containers, gourmet organic foods, organic food coupons and organic cotton clothes!

    So let every one know what you have decided and they can help you in reducing the hidden household dangers and maybe their own!

    Another money saver…try garage sales and flea markets (watch out for leaded crystal).

    Organic cooking deserves the best back up routine and that means using safe cookware, utensils and storage.

    Aluminum Pots and Pans

    Get rid of any aluminum pots and pans. It is TOXIC!

    Not only has aluminum been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, but colic, rickets, gastrointestinal problems, interference with the metabolism of calcium, extreme nervousness, anemia, headaches, decreased liver and kidney function, memory loss, speech problems, softening of the bones, and aching muscles can all be caused by aluminum toxicity!

    Use stainless steel, glass, or cast-iron cookware for your organic cooking.

    One of the advantages of cast-iron is that it can provide small amounts of iron to your diet.

    Taking small steps in the right direction will dramatically reduce your families exposure to dangerous household pollutants in the kitchen.

    Teflon

    Get rid of any Teflon cookware.

    I cringe when I think about the condition of some Teflon pans I’ve seen in people’s cabinets. They are poisoning their food and themselves without even realizing it.

    Teflon pans can release at least six toxic gases, including two carcinogens, two global pollutants, and MFA, a chemical lethal to humans at low doses!

    If that’s not a household pollutant I don’t know what is.

    They become cracked and worn after being exposed to heat and detergents, leeching potent chemicals into your food and air!

    Stick with stainless steel, cast-iron and glass cookware.

    Plastic Utensils

    Eliminate plastic utensils from your organic kitchen. Plastic melts when it gets hot, and guess what…cooking usually involves heat!

    A hot frying pan is not a good choice for a plastic spoon or spatula.

    Choose instead stainless steel utensils, wooden spoons or spatulas, bamboo items, and glass or metal measuring cups.

    Plastic Containers

    Many plastics start to break down as they age and when they are heated, scrubbed or subjected to harsh detergents.

    Bisphenol A is the main ingredient in polycarbonate plastic, which is commonly used to make reusable milk bottles and reusable water bottles.

    Bisphenol upsets natural hormone levels and causes genetic damage and miscarriages in lab mice.

    Household pollutants are unfortunately hiding everywhere in our homes.

    To minimize your exposure to the chemicals found in plastics, start by buying as little plastic as you can from the grocery store.

    Remove the plastic packaging and wrap all your cheeses and meats in freezer paper or waxed paper before putting them in a plastic storage or freezer bag.

    This keeps your food from coming in direct contact with the plastic and absorbing the chemicals.

    Transfer other store bought items into glass or stainless steel containers.

    Re-pour milk and water into glass jugs. A stainless steel funnel helps with this.

    Metal Containers

    Acidic foods such as tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit, lemonade, carbonated beverages, tea and wine can react with metal in containers and become poisonous.

    Avoid canned juices, opt for glass bottles instead.

    Zinc: Galvanized metal containers may leach toxic amounts of zinc into the food.

    Copper or brass: Makes lemonade, wine, tea, coffee and tomato sauce toxic.

    Lead: Traditional pewter contains 25% lead. Many antique ceramics have lead glazes. Also be wary of lead crystal.

    Use glass containers for your drinks. Glass pitchers and jugs are widely available, inexpensive, and look nicer than plastic.

    Use only modern sealed ceramics.

    Excerpted from “Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Nontoxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money” by Ellen Sandbeck (Scribner, 2006)

  • In The Kitchen

    Organic Soup Recipes

    Organic soup recipes to warm you up in the winter and cool you down in the summer! Soups are good way to add variety to your vegetable intake.

    You can sneak in the veggies you don’t care for, so you are gaining the nutritional benefit without the torture of eating a big serving of something you don’t like.

    Try cutting them into tiny pieces too. This works for me with peas, I don’t care for them, but I put them in my soups and stews, so I hardly notice they are there. Most any veggies can be added to any basic vegetarian soups recipe to add some extra nutrition.

    Organic soup recipes are easy to throw together in a big pot or slow cooker to give your organic food diet added punch.

    Organic Mulligatawny

    • 4 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
    • 2 cups chopped cooked organic chicken
    • 2 cups organic tomatoes, cut up
    • 1 organic apple, diced
    • 1/4 cup organic onion, diced
    • 1/4 cup organic carrot, chopped
    • 1/4 cup organic celery, chopped
    • 1/4 cup organic green pepper, chopped
    • 1 tbs organic parsley
    • 2 tsp organic lemon juice
    • 1 tsp organic sugar
    • 1 tsp organic curry powder
    • 1/8 tsp organic ground cloves

    In a large stainless steel pot combine all ingredients, add sea salt and organic pepper to taste, if desired.

    Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a slow simmer. Cover and simmer for approx. 20 mins. Turn off heat and let sit for approx. 20-25 mins. Serves 6-8

    Veggie Facts:

    • Onions are packed full of fiber and antioxidants.
    • Green peppers contain more vitamin C than citrus fruits.
    • Parsley aids in digestion and improves function of the kidneys, bladder, and prostate.
    • Organic soup recipes are easy to delete or add ingredients of your choice to suit your own tastes!

    Organic Minestrone

    • 9 cups organic vegetable broth or other broth
    • 1 can organic navy beans (you can use dry beans, cooked)
    • 1 cup organic carrots, chopped
    • 1 cup organic onion, chopped
    • 1 cup organic celery, chopped
    • 1 clove organic garlic, minced
    • 4 cups organic tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 cups organic cabbage, finely shredded
    • 1 med organic zucchini, sliced
    • 2 cups organic peas (use frozen not canned)
    • 1 tsp organic dried basil
    • 1/2 tsp organic ground sage
    • 1 1/2 cups uncooked fine noodles

    Add carrots and beans to broth and simmer till carrots are firm-tender.

    Cook onion, celery, and garlic in organic oil of choice till almost tender.

    Stir onion, celery, garlic, tomatoes, cabbage, zucchini, peas, basil, sage, noodles and sea salt and pepper to taste, if desired, into soup.

    Simmer slowly till noodles are done. Remove from heat and cover. Let sit for approx. 20-25 mins. Serves 8

    More Veggie Facts:

    • Garlic is a potent immune enhancer.
    • Cabbage kills bacteria and viruses and heals ulcers.
    • Peas lower blood cholesterol, control blood sugar, and lower blood pressure.
    • Use as many fresh vegetables as possible, rather than canned or frozen, in all your organic soup recipes.
    • Fresh veggies have far more nutrition.

    Organic Salmon Chowder

    • 1/2 cup organic onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup organic green pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 cup organic celery, chopped
    • 3 tbs organic butter
    • 1 1/2 cups organic potatoes, diced (peeled if you prefer)
    • 1 cup organic carrots, diced
    • 2 cups organic corn
    • 1 cup organic zucchini, diced
    • 1/2 tsp organic black pepper
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp organic dill weed
    • 2 cups organic chicken broth
    • 1 1/2 cups organic evaporated milk
    • 1 wild caught salmon fillet, steamed and flaked

    Saute onion, green pepper, and celery in butter. Add potatoes, carrots, spices and chicken broth.

    Cook until tender, approx 30 mins.

    Add corn, milk, salmon and zucchini. Heat thoroughly. Serves 6

    More Veggie Facts:

    • Potatoes help balance alkalinity and acidity in the body.
    • Corn is a bone and muscle builder.
    • Zucchini help reduce hypertension and the risk of stroke.
    • Organic soup recipes can be made in big batches and then refrigerated or frozen for later. The flavor is often times even better after the flavors are given a chance to meld.

    Organic Gazpacho (Cold tomato soup)

    • 6 large organic tomatoes, skinned, cored and chopped
    • 2 cups organic tomato juice
    • 1 medium organic cucumber, seeded and chopped
    • 1 medium organic onion, finely chopped
    • 1 small organic green pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 small organic garlic clove, minced
    • 1/4 organic cold-pressed olive oil
    • 2 tbs organic rice vinegar
    • Few drops of organic hot pepper sauce
    • Organic croutons

    To skin tomatoes easily – plunge into boiling water for 30 seconds, then immerse in cold water. Slip skins off, core and chop.

    In a large non metallic mixing bowl combine all ingredients except croutons. Add sea salt and pepper to taste if desired.

    Cover and chill.

    When ready to serve, top with croutons. Serves 10-12 appetizer servings or 5-6 bowl servings.

    More Veggie Facts:

    • Tomatoes aid in cleasing toxins from the body.
    • Cayenne peppers are good for circulation and help disslove blood clots.
    • Organic soup recipes go great with a nice leafy green salad and a whole grain rustic bread.

    Cold Cucumber Soup

    • 3 medium organic cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
    • 3 organic scallions (green onions)with tops, cut into 2 inch pieces
    • 3/4 cups organic sour cream
    • 1/4 cup organic canola mayonnaise
    • 1 cup organic chicken or vegetable broth
    • 1 1/2 tsp organic dried dill weed
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 1/4 tsp organic ground white pepper
    • 1/2 cup organic milk
    • thinly sliced organic cucumber for garnish if desired.

    In food processor or blender, combine cucumber and scallions. Blend until finely chopped and transfer to a large bowl.

    Add sour cream, mayo, broth, dill, sea salt and pepper. Mix well.

    Blend in milk and chill for several hours. To serve, garnish if desired. Serves 4-6

    To make the cucumber soup lower in fat: Substitute plain organic yogurt for the sour cream, use low fat mayo and/or skim or low fat organic milk.

    More Veggie Facts:

    • Cucumbers are high in vitamin C.
    • Green onions help cleanse the blood and contain trace amounts of iodine.
    • Hot or cold organic soup recipes add a lot of nutrition and flavor to your diet. Be creative!
  • In The Kitchen

    Organic Chicken Recipes

    Eating organic chicken and other organic food recipes will cause you to lose weight!

    How can I say this? I’ve witnessed it for myself.

    I’ve researched organic foods for many years now and found out some disturbing things about the conventional foods on the market today.

    Americans eat too much.

    We’ve all heard it. And yet we can’t stop eating. Why is that?

    The “experts” say it’s because of things like boredom, eating the wrong things, not exercising or eating the wrong food combinations.

    I say (and others say it too) it’s because food manufacturers put chemicals in the foods to make you hungry and addicted so you stay fat and sick!

    They just want your money, what ever that takes, they will do it.

    Eating organic food protects you from these kind of deceptions.

    Creamy Organic Chicken and Noodles

    • 1 lb organic chicken (for convenience I use boneless, skinless, breasts)
    • 8 oz organic pasta (sm. egg noodles, spirals, sm. shells,)
    • 8 oz organic sour cream or yogurt or try a mixture!
    • sea salt and organic pepper to taste

    Boil the chicken in water until cooked through, approx. 15 minutes. Remove chicken to cool and add the pasta to the boiling water. This saves time, energy and adds a layer of flavor to your meal. I have even boiled both the chicken and the noodles at the same time in the same pot!

    When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite size pieces. Drain the pasta. Stir everything together in the pot and heat through. Serves 4

    Organic spinach salad makes a nice accompaniment to this dish.

    Organic food recipes are EASY!

    Organic Chicken and Broccoli Bake

    • 4 organic boneless chicken breasts, boiled
    • 3 cup fresh or frozen organic broccoli, steamed
    • 1 can organic cream of mushroom soup
    • 1 cup plain organic yogurt or sour cream (or mixture)
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 1/8 tsp organic black pepper
    • 1/4 cup organic breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese

    Preheat oven to 350ºF. While the chicken is boiling and the broccoli is steaming, mix the soup and yogurt together. Add salt and pepper.

    Pour half the soup mixture into a glass casserole dish and add the chicken breasts in a single layer. Spoon the broccoli on top and in the spaces between the chicken breasts. Cover with the remaining soup mixture. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.

    Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until cheese melts. Serves 4

    Important Tidbits:

    Broccoli is one of the Top 12 Organic Superfoods – the top cancer and heart disease fighters.

  • Diet and Nutrition

    Organic Food Diet – Lose Weight and Gain Health!

    The organic food diet is simple but it requires action and dedication.

    Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Or how about lack of energy, irritable bowel, stomach cramps, bladder or kidney infections or a “foggy” head?

    These are just a few of the signs of chemical overload.

    Eating an organic food diet will improve your health by eliminating the toxins that have built up in your body!

    Unfortunately our beloved country has gone down the wrong path when it comes to our food supply. Instead of trusting nature we have trusted man to provide us with nutritional food.

    Man uses pesticides, herbicides, and other dangerous chemicals to grow and manufacture foods quickly, cheaply, and to look pretty.

    Big mistake!

    Nature has been doing fine for humans and animals since the beginning of time, who are we to think we can do better?

    It’s time to stand up and let our government know we are not lab experiments, we demand our food supply be safe and healthy!

    What makes our government take notice? Money. How we spend our hard earned dollars.

    I dare you to take the organic food diet challenge and send your message loud and clear.

    Eat organic food, use organic products, get rid of toxins, add some green suggestions, improve your health and let our government know we demand better from them.

    Keep a journal, take pictures of your organic fridge or pantry, log your health improvements, save your receipts, anything to prove your challenge.

    Let me know your progress and results in the comments below.

    You will benefit not only your health and weight, but your mind, your planet, and this community!

    So are you up to the challenge?