What’s missing from your diet?

Whenever you make a salad, (and hopefully that’s everyday) try using a variety of different coloured vegetables, as they not only look great together, but also contain different phytochemicals, which help protect our cells from damage and disease.

As you can see from this picture, I made a salad consisting of:

Cucumber – The natural diuretic effect of cucumbers helps flush and cleanse the kidneys and bladder.

Spinach – The high fibre and cleansing effect of spinach, aids the digestive system by keeping things moving.

Red Peppers – Are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which helps to reduce the risk of infections.

Avocados – The healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats that they contain, promote a heathy heart.

Avocado oil – Rich and smooth, tastes great and has many health benefits.

Cherry Tomatoes – Are high in Lycopene, an antioxidant, which helps reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and sunburn.

Feta Cheese – Is lower in fat than most other cheeses and contains beneficial bacteria.

What kind of salad do you enjoy?

Rosacea: Why you may have it

Are you desperately trying to figure out why you’ve ended up with Rosacea? Well let’s take a good look at your life, and see if we can do anything to improve your facial skin condition.

Write these questions down and answer them honestly:

  • Are you constantly worrying about everything and anything?
  • Are you angry all the time?
  • Are you harbouring resentment?
  • Are you using harsh chemicals to cleanse your face with, which is leaving your skin feeling tight, stinging, or tingling?
  • Do you have an underlying gut issue, e.g Coeliac disease or have a gluten sensitivity, which you are not aware of?
  • Does your diet contain a lot of acidic foods and drinks such as; caffeinated drinks, carbonated sugary drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, processed foods, etc.?

All of these negative factors can contribute to developing Rosacea. So if you have answered these questions with an open heart, you’ll be able to see what positive changes you need to make, in order to start your healing process.

Back in 2003, my Rosacea was extremely painful and classed as moderate to severe. My husband took me to a dermatologist in London, who advised me to have about 4 to 5 laser treatments (intense pulsed light) within the space of a year to help reduce the redness (broken capillaries) and sensitivity. She then went on to say that Rosacea is a progressive skin disorder and that it would be best to have the treatment done once a year in order to keep it under control, i.e. that there is no cure.

But over the years, whilst studying nutrition, I began looking deeper into what I was putting into my body and onto my skin/face. I changed my diet to a more plant-based (alkaline) one, and moisturised my skin with the appropriate creams and lotions suitable for the winter winds or summer sun, and I found that my rosacea completely disappeared!

So to sum it up:

Depending on how severe your Rosacea is, you may need to have a few laser treatments done to reduce the redness. BUT, it is imperative that you change to a healthy lifestyle, so that you can completely heal and prevent it from re-occurring.

If you have any questions, please contact me, I know what you’re going through, and will be more than happy to help.

The Healing Power of Garlic // Recipe

Pharmaceutical anti-biotics can weaken your immune system, as well as destroying good gut bacteria, leaving you open and susceptible to an overgrowth of yeast. (candida).

This is why it’s important to eat foods that will keep you strong and healthy. Garlic is one such food. It’s a supperfood, a natural anti-biotic, which can help cleanse the body from the harmful effects of bacteria, fungi and yeasts.

Enhance the flavour of your cooking with this wonderful aromatic vegetable. Pop some in amongst your roasted veggies, use them in your: soups, stews, casseroles, pasta sauces, vinaigrette dressings, and so on, or be brave and eat them raw.

I often make this dish as it’s quick, simple and tasty.

Green beans and garlic

  1. Steam and drain your fresh green beans.
  2. Then in a frying pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and a crushed garlic.
  3. Add the beans to the frying pan and toss gently for a few minutes so that they take on the flavour of the garlic.
  4. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and serve with whatever you wish..

Bovine Colostrum Repaired My Gut

I chose to take ‘Immune-Tree Colostrum 6‘ when in 2014 I had taken some strong antibiotics for what seemed to be a bladder infection, but turned out to be interstitial cystitis.

Soon after taking the antibiotics my health quickly deteriorated. My good gut bacteria (specifically lactobacillus) was completely wiped out, leaving me with intestinal thrush, which then led to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, rapid weight loss, and panic attacks.

Desperately praying, studying my Bible, and searching online for some kind of help, I came across Bovine Colostrum. I took it for about a year, but to my surprise, within only 3 to 4 weeks my IBS had stopped, making everything else that was wrong with me much easier to cope with.

So, if any of you are suffering with any type of gastrointestinal problem, such as Ulcerative colitis, Coeliac disease, IBS, etc., please consider taking Bovine Colostrum, as it’s known for repairing the gut lining and strengthening the immune system.

1 Hour Chicken Broth

Why not give your immune system a boost with this quick and easy nourishing broth!

Ingredients you will need: Serves 3-4

  • 4 organic chicken thighs
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 potato
  • small tin of tomatoes (227g)
  • 2 organic chicken stock cubes – melted in 2 pints of hot boiled water
  • pepper and oregano to season
  • about 200g of small shaped pasta (optional)

Method:

Place the organic chicken thighs in a large saucepan and seal them in a little water or oil. Add the chopped carrots, celery sticks, leeks, potato, and the tomatoes. Melt the chicken stock cubes in 2 pints of hot boiled water, pour over the vegetables and season with a little pepper and oregano. Cook for 1 hour until meat starts to fall off the bone. Once cooked, debone the chicken discard the bones and pop chicken pieces back into the saucepan. In a separate saucepan cook a little pasta, drain and add to the chicken broth. Or if you want a super healthy version add a tin of organic lentils or any other type of beans and enjoy. 😘

(check out some wonderful recipes on how to make traditional bone broth on You-Tube)

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. – Genesis 1:29

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. – Genesis 9:3

Where are the seeds?

Looking back as a child, I remember my parents giving me lots of grapes to eat, which were fresh and juicy from our local Italian shop. I used to like biting into them and looking at the tiny seeds inside, but where are those bitter seeds now?

When you do your weekly food shopping, and you’re walking down the fruit and vegetable aisle, do you ever wonder why the grapes, watermelon, or citrus fruits etc., are seedless, or that they may be genetically modified?

Whatever the case may be, genetically modified or not, the fruit has been tampered with in some way and this infuriates me. Why can’t “they” just leave the food alone the way God created it. Don’t “they” understand that the seeds are there for a reason! In Genesis 1:11-12 the Bible says:

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good”

So you see, God was pleased and of course had good reasons for doing what he did, but man, thinking that he can do better, always ends up making mistakes to the detriment of our health.

The foods with their seeds still intact, contain a myriad of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These keep our cells healthy, therefore protecting us from all kinds of sickness and diseases. So please keep your eyes peeled for God’s unadulterated foods.