Recipes for Health
Detoxifying Foot Bath: Brew one-two bags of Earl Grey Tea (Bergamont is the special healing herb in this blend) in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then add to a basin of warm water and soak feet for 20 minutes to help the kidney’s detoxify, and to draw out pain & toxins from the lower body. Repeat three times a week.
Mineral Rich Broth: Use a combination of vegetables, add a handful of seaweed and flax seeds, herbs to flavor, and cover with a few inches of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for several hours with the lid on. Add Dr. Bronner’s Balanced Mineral-Bouillon and/or Bragg Liquid Aminos just before either straining the liquid for a broth or blending vegetables for a cream soup. Miso and/or tofu can be added for protein.
Protein Energy Booster: Grind (coffer grinder works well) equal parts of sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, & almonds. Mix with honey and bee pollen to make a palatable paste that can be eaten by the spoonful or put on bread or crackers.
Bioclavan 1: Herbal paste based on a 2000 year old formula for rejuvenation and anti-aging containing all the necessary antioxidants and minerals. 800-858-1808 to order.
Vitamin O: to increase vitality and the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. 888-600-9257 to order.
Juice Plus: 17 fruits and 17 vegetables in capsules or chewable with added digestive enzymes and fiber for complete vitamin and mineral supplementation.
Joint pain relief: Supplements to use in place of/or addition to anti-inflammatory meds. Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin, & MSM in capsules. MSM also available in lotion for topical use, or as Blue Relief, Blue Emu, Stop Pain spray on. Curamin capsules also work well.
Bath for Relaxation: Use 1 cup of Queen Helene’s herbal bath powder, or a few drops of lavender oil.
Cleansing Bath: Add one cup each of baking soda & sea salt to bath water to cleanse your energy field of outside influences as well as helping the body discharge toxins through the skin by osmosis. In the shower, you can use a salt-glow product or mix salt and almond oil to scrub onto skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar: For joint pains, digestive upsets, kidney, urinary, and prostate improvement, take 1 tbs. daily in water, or tablets are also available. For bladder infection, use several times a day. This changes us from an acidic to an alkaline environment which reduces pain anywhere in the body. For specific joints, soak brown paper bag paper with vinegar and wrap sore joint in soaked paper and plastic wrap. vitacost.com has 1.5gm tablets
Liver Flush: Start the day with the juice of 1/2 lemon, a clove of crushed garlic, water and honey to taste. Follow with a sprig of parsley 1/2 hour later to de-odorize garlic.
Milk Weed Thistle is a wonderful liver cleansing and regenerative herb.
Aloe Vera: Juice; 1 oz daily, increase slowly to 4 oz daily for 3 months to cleanse and re-build bowel health. Add 1 tbs. liquid chlorophyll & 3 tbs. ground flax seeds. Capsules available that have aloe and chlorophyll for easier ingestion.
AloeGel; to burns, bites, rashes externally. Do not use gel internally
Bowel & Parasite Cleanse Program: Herbal combinations available at health food stores
Echinacea: natural antibiotic & anti-viral, immune system booster. Can be used long term, with 1-2 days off per wk
Golden Seal: Natural antibiotic & anti-viral. Do not take for longer than 2 weeks as it kills the friendly intestinal bacteria too, just as pharmaceutical antibiotics do: use Megadophilus to balance friendly bacteria.
Ginger: Increases circulation, improves digestion, & decongests mucus. Can be used as a tea or compress. As a bath, will help sweat out a fever. Bathe, then wrap in towels and blankets while resting.
Flax seeds: fresh ground daily, using 2 TBS.-1/8 cup daily, or twice a day for bowel health. Drink plenty of water.Garden ofLife has Super Seeds that includes sprouted flax.
Water: The Mayo Clinic suggests taking the number that is half your weight in pounds as the number of ounces needed daily to keep you well hydrated.
Baking Soda: ½ Tsp. In warm water for indigestion and/or colds to Alkalize the system. All conditions of pain and illness are acidic.
Eno Fruit Salts: a remedy for indigestion and acidic condition re-balancing. You can find it in Indian Markets or on line under Auyuvedic medicinal remedies.
Alfalfa: contains good amounts of minerals, is easily absorbed, highest natural source of Vitamin K
Garlic: Blood cleanser, anti-parasite
Saw Palmetto: urinary system support, prevention of prostate problems.
Tea Tree Oil: topical application anti-fungal, antibacterial for skin problems.
Chamomile: tranquilizer, calms stomach
Ginseng: Builds and stabilizes energy.
Licorice: general healer, best in combination with other herbs, calms stomach.
Heart Drops: excellent combination for circulation, heart problems, blood pressure. Cannot be taken with prescription blood thinners. 866-478-2873
Foods for mental alertness: Focus on low fat proteins like legumes, yogurt, or cottage cheese, tuna or other fish.
Foods with the highest nutritional value: broccoli, kale, cantaloupe, carrot, mango, pumpkin, red bell pepper, spinach, strawberry, sweet potato, oranges, oatmeal, whole grain bread, beans.
Foods for Relaxation: Focus on low protein, fat-free carbohydrates such as baked potato with salsa, bagel with jam, oatmeal with brown sugar, pasta with tomato sauce, pretzels.