Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Glutathione....do you have enough???


Most of us have never heard of glutathione, pronounced (gloo-ta-thigh-on). But believe it or not this molecule is the most important molecule in your body in order to stay healthy.

It is the secret molecule for preventing premature aging, cancer, Alzheimer's. heart disease and dementia, along with a host of other diseases.  So keep reading...

Your body does produce glutathione and it is considered the mother of all antioxidants, ( the things that kill free radicals). But there is one small problem, toxins, medications,stress, poor diet and radiation deplete your body of this molecule

So you ask, what exactly is glutathione??
Basically it is a simple molecule that is produced naturally in your body. It is a combination of 3 amino acids, cystenine, glycine, and glutamine. It contains a sulfur chemical group which allows it to act like fly paper. Bad things in the body stick to it like mercury and heavy metals, free radicals and toxins. Then the body disposes of these "bad things". This is absolutely necessary in order to stay healthy and prevent premature aging!!

The normal course of action for glutathione is to recycle in the body.  But due to the fact that most people have become so toxic because of the air we breathe, food we eat, the water we drink and chemicals from dry cleaning, just to name a few, your body is not producing glutathione.

I read an article the other day by a doctor named Mark Hayman, and he said that all of his very sick patients that had chronic diseases were deficient in glutathione. He said that glutathione is critical for one reason, it recycles antioxidants, which is absolutely necessary in order for our body to fight off disease and prevent premature aging.

Since none of us are free from modern day toxins, there are things that you can do to keep the mother of all antioxidants levels up in your body.

1) Exercise

2) Eat plenty of broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage and cauliflower.  Of course you know that I am going to say the best way to eat these is raw.  I definitely juice the kale and collards with apples, lemons and lettuce.

3) Increase your Alpha lioic acid by eating once again more broccoli, and spinach.

4) Increase your folate, B6 and B12 by eating fruits, vegetables and nuts.

5) Increase selenium. The highest amount of selenium  is found in Brazil nuts.

If you incorporate these few things into your life and diet, you will be taking just another step in reversing the signs of premature aging, and healing your body.

Until next time,


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A week of travel....

Last week I traveled with my husband and got to hang out at this awesome resort in WA State. I had no idea that a place like this existed  in the state of Washington. It was a resort nestled down in the middle of a beautiful lake, surrounded by hills and mountains.

Even though it was on a lake, sand had been shipped in to provide the guests with the feeling of being on a beach.

The weather was absolutely perfect!!  And as you can see the sunset was one to be remembered!!

I thought you might be interested in what I carry on these road trips so that I can continue to eat like I do at home....
Also a note about my husband, he is a real trouper when it comes to hauling all my wares in and out of the car. 

The first item is the cooler that contains all my greens for juicing. The base of the juicer is sitting on top of the cooler and the blender and electric tea kettle are in the bags. I like to take my stainless steel tea kettle so that I can make my hot tea anytime I want and not have to leave my room.

Along with my greens, I bring all my superfoods to make my morning smoothies, maca, coconut oil, marine phytoplankton, just to name a few.

I break out my juicer around 4:00 to juice  kale, rainbow chard, apples, romaine lettuce, lemons and ginger.

I also brought along fruits and nuts to munch on during the day.

It looks like a lot to travel with, but from what I can remember, it' is definitely much less stuff than what I used to take when I travelled with my small children!!

And the best part...one happy me!!

Until next time,


P.S. If you want my smoothie and juice recipes, they are in my are in my archives.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Salt...what is in your shaker?

When I was growing up, I never paid any attention to the type of salt that my mom
was putting in our salt shakers...Didn't seem important, really didn't care. All I remember is that the container  was dark blue and there was a girl on the front with an umbrella.  Little did I know, that salt was no good for any of us!

So now I do care about what goes into my body all the way down to the salt shaker...

Here is what I want yout to know:

Salt intake is vital for our survival. As vital as taking in Oxygen.

You have to have salt intake to regulate the water levels inside and outside of your cells. Absolutely necessary for cell detoxification and filtration. Salt removes acidity from your cells. If you don't have that balance of salt and water, your body will not fuction at optimum health.

Salt has electrolytes, (I'll spare you the science lesson about what they are..), but the body has to have them in order to function properly. We communicate through talking, the systems in your body communicate using electrolytes.

Absolute must for hormone balance. And we are all in need of this one!

The problem really isn't about us getting enough salt as much as getting the right kind of salt.
The kind of salt that makes our bodies work properly....

Like I said, I grew up eating refined Morton salt. I did not know that all the minerals that are vital for my health had been stripped from this and all refined salt. Also eating refined salt over a long period of time can lead to problems with your kidneys and your adrenal glands.

So what are we supposed to use instead?

Unrefined Sea Salt,
and even with this you have to read the small print.

To save you time, I have found some great unrefined sea salts:

Redmond Minerals/You can buy this at Whole Foods or get it on line at Vita Cost
Hawaiian Speciality Salt
Saltworks, Inc.
I personally use Redmond...

So the next time you pick up your salt shaker make sure you have replaced the unrefined table salt with true sea salt. Care about your families health right down to the salt shaker!!

Until next time,


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tough Times...

Sometimes life is just down right tough!! At times we just want to give up, throw in the towel. and quit. Trust me I have been there....

This post is not about raw food, or beauty secrets, or helpful diet hints...it's about Courage.

Courage to dig down deep inside and pull ourselves up by our bootstraps..and know we can get through anything.

It seems like a lot of people in my life have been going through some diffifult times.

I just wanted to use this post to let them, and anyone else that is having a tough time know, cry if you need to cry, yell if you need to yell, but this too shall pass.

The rain doesn't last forever...The sun WILL come out.

A friend of mine told me recently "start your day out with 10 things that you are thankful for" It's hard to be negative when you are being thankful...

So for anyone going through some of these hard times, believe and have faith that the answers will come.
Have courage, this video is for you...