Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Baked Apples

Serves: 4
Use Organic:

4 large apples
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
½ cup coconut palm sugar
¼ cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Garden of Life Coconut Oil
1 cup boiling water


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut out holes into each apple for stuffing (a paring knife works best, remove seeds and leave ½ inch of the bottom of each apple intact).
Mix together nuts, sugar, raisins and cinnamon.
Stuff mixture into each apple then place ½ Tablespoon of coconut oil on top.
Place apples into a baking dish, then add boiling water into the dish and place in oven.
Bake apples for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from oven, baste apples with juices from bottom of baking dish and serve with vanilla ice cream or non-dairy ice cream such as “nana-moo”.
- Garden of Life Extraordinary Health News

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Helpful Information

3 Diet Changes That Can Lower High Blood Pressure
Limit salt. Excess sodium leads to water retention, which taxes your heart, boosting BP.
Eat Fatty Fish. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have been shown to reduce BP.
Snack on Bananas. Potassium-rich produce can lessen the effects of sodium on BP.
-Prevention Magazine, September 2017

Quick Tip

Dried beans never spoil, but after about two years they become almost impossible to rehydrate. So if that big bag of black beans has been living in your pantry for too long, toss it...or use it to do bicep curls.
-Nutrition Action Healthletter, October 2017

Dish of the Month

Avocado Toast
Top gluten free toast with avocado, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and a grind of black pepper. Add sliced radish or tomato, a few arugula or watercress leaves, or a poached or boiled egg.
-Nutrition Action Healthletter, October 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root, A Cancer Cell Killer, Has A Long History As Medicine

(NaturalNews – D. Samuelson) The roots, leaves and flowers of the dandelion plant are a potent and healthy herbal medicine, although folks might think those yellow dots popping up in their landscape are just nuisance weeds. Not so, as reported by, who emphasizes that the botanical name for dandelion – Taraxacum officinal – aptly describes its medicinal potential. Taraxacum translates into an “inflammation curative." Officinal means that the lowly dandelion is revered as a bona fide, official medicinal plant. The use of the dandelion plant as a healing agent “predates written records," but it is understood that the Greeks and the Chinese used dandelion compounds to aid in digestion, and as a liver tonic and diuretic.
Traditional herbalists, both in the East and the West, have utilized the properties of the dandelion for liver support and as a blood purifier. It is this blood purifying action that intrigued Canadian researchers at the University of Windsor to pursue whether dandelion roots could be effective for individuals suffering from end stage blood cancer. The team experimented by applying dandelion root extract into petri dishes on “blood drawn from a leukemia patient and lab rats." They discovered that the “dandelion root extract was effective in inducing apoptosis, or cell suicide, in tumor cells, while leaving healthy cells alone.
  Herbalists who live in America are not allowed to treat cancer patients, says author and internationally traveled herbalist Demetria Clark, who has taught thousands through her Heart of Herbs Herbal School. Dandelion is used enthusiastically by Clark as a “supportive therapy" with whatever cancer protocol her client has chosen. If a client has chosen chemotherapy, Clark says that dandelion will “support the liver and help the body detoxify." She also says that dandelion leaves put into smoothies can help with mouth sores and nausea. The dandelion can boost one’s appetite and also “get the digestive juices flowing." Clark believes that the available empirical evidence clearly shows that the dandelion “can enhances the immune system and supports the liver and kidneys with no toxicity and a high amount of nutrition." She encourages children and pregnant women to use the benefits available from the simple, but profound, dandelion.
Have you ever wondered why are there so many dandelions? Perhaps nature is trying to give all of us a gentle yellow immune boost.

I love Traditional Medicinals organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea, it is delicious!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Joy Cookie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Gluten free chocolate brownie almond joy bars.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookie bars
Calories: 404 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 box Immaculate Double Chocolate Baking Mix Make according to directions
  • 1 can condensed coconut milk
  • 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup slivered toasted almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the cookie mix according to package directions.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add coconut, almond, and condensed milk. Mix well.
  4. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with coconut oil.
  5. Add cookie dough to the bottom. Spread to cover the whole bottom and press down. Bake 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven. Spread the coconut mixture on top.
  7. Bake an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  9. Slice and enjoy!