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4/18/13 12:32 A

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Girlie!
I totally agree! Going to try to start posting more articles about eating clean, supplements and vitamins. We're so brainwashed by the media on portion sizes, what we "deserve" and food as entertainment/comfort.

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4/17/13 9:02 P

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Lol even though I do eat alot of greens ( i cook them jn my omlet),my main focus is to eat as clean as possible. No box crap full of chemicals. When I do this I feel so much better. Working out at the gym helps too. :)

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4/14/13 1:15 P

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Hey Goldie!

You don't have to eat 9 cups of veggies or follow the Wahl's diet to the letter!

I just wanted to draw attention to how food can be an important tool in maintaining or restoring health.

So often Food is all about what tastes good, how fast it can be made or convenient it is. Food has become a form of entertainment for some and comfort for others.

Its as if thru all this, we've forgotten what food was meant to do... or its very last on the list... which is sustain the body and keep us whole.

As mentioned before, I've found lightly cooking and putting my greens in a blender with some home made organic chicken broth, to be a convenient and easy way to get a huge amount of leafy greens in... you don't even have to chew...

It all mushes down to about 2.5 cups!

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4/13/13 11:05 P

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Thanks for the link! Great article! I'm so far behind in my emails and slowly catching up. I eat about 6 cups of greens but 9? Don't know if I can hang with that. Gonna try it though. At least I feel that I have been on the right track with my nutrition. I can tell you I feel a difference when I don't eat correctly. Its good reinforcement I guess. ;)

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4/2/13 3:04 P

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I love snow peas and they "aint cheap" in the stores here, either.
I also love snap peas! Great raw snack.

I'll have to see when to plant them here.

The bitter melon is a vine, the leaves are made into tea. So you can either grow that amongst your peas, or put it in a large container with a wire cage that they sell for tomatoes so it has something to grow on.

I haven't made the tea from the leaves.
Basically I'm still in casual experimental mode with the bitter melon... can't give any recommendations as to dosage and the like yet.

Have a fun day...
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4/2/13 10:54 A

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I will have to look into bitter melon. I have such a small space.
You know what is funny is that I transplanted the kale into the pansy bed.
You might look into snow peas. Prolific, long producing and two crops a year and grow upwards.



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4/1/13 3:46 P

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HPS, they have all kinds of crazy looking ornamental Kales here. They usually plant them with pansies for Winter color. The color is in the center of the plant, the newest leaves.. as the leaves mature they turn green. Some of them are the most bright floral hue of purple you can imagine, others are a creamy white in the center. Then in Spring they bolt and send up[ that antennae of yellow flowers. Really quite remarkable looking.

I keep kicking myself that I didn't plant kale this Fall, every time I go to the grocers to get it and they don't have organic which means a most annoying trip across town to Whole Foods where invariably "need" to get a wedge of that $17 a pound gouda... for the vitamin K2 of course! haha

Going to be doing some gardening after this... bed prep and pruning the wild things back.
Thinking of planting come bitter melon for its glucose lowering abilities.

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That is good to know about the yellow flowers. I transplanted a couple of old plants into a flower bed recently because I like the color and texture of the leaves.





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4/1/13 12:44 A

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Hey Tee!

Thanks for all the good info.
The best place to get your food from is a farm where you can see what's going on, that the animals are treated ethically and everything produced is organic. Unfortunately, that's not a reality for most of us.

Great that you found a combo that works with your own body after much experimentation!
Way to go!

HPS,
Thx for the tip on growing Kale. I was going to put some in this Fall, but never got around to it. Kale is a Fall -Spring crop here in Texas, IMO its too late to put any in but I'm definitely going to do it this Fall as I eat so much of it. The organic form isn't always available...it would be nice to have some right outside my back door!

You might consider letting some of your older Kale plants go to seed and planting those seeds for the next crop? They grow them as winter ornamentals here, when they "bolt" ie flower and seed in Spring, the flowers are a real pretty sulfur yellow.

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3/31/13 11:49 A

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I don't know if this would work for anyone else, but I have been growing curly kale through the winter for the last couple of years since we visited Williamsburg, VA over Christmas and their kale was thriving despite the cold. It has been very easy to grow. I haven't used pesticides, but there is a caterpillar that will nibble on the leaves sometimes.

Our temperature gets down to the low to mid 20's. I have been able to harvest after a snowfall.

My plants are maybe 18 inches by 24 inches and were grown from seed. It is a very prolific crop and a pretty pIant. I started a couple seeds indoors about a month ago and set them out as replacements for the older plants. I will pull the older plants when the young ones are larger. The plant leaves get huge and tougher as they get older.

I see the seeds in Lowe's once in a while.






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3/31/13 5:36 A

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Thanks for the TED link. It has been awhile since I watched it. Everything I read/watched points to the benefits of diet that includes lots of veggies and fruit. A PA brain surgeon with brain cancer wrote the Anti Cancer Diet Book. The book was result of reading what would help his cancer go into remission since oncologists were clueless. His studies showed that eating similar to TED lead to cancer remission. My brother in law and his friends with prostrate cancer that followed the anti cancer diet, went into remission when conventional medical practices failed. An Asian doctor that was head of world health wrote a similar diet book after losing his wife and almost losing his infant son. I also watched Food Matters, and other dvds about diet. All this literature points to proper diet along with exercise, etc. being highly beneficial to anyone concerned about their health.

Did anyone see Dr Oz show last week? The guest on the show said that just because a meat is marked "grass fed" it does not mean that animal ate grass. The label simply means the animal had access to grass. No one monitors the animals to see if they actually ate grass.

Taking omega supplement is not recommended for anyone taking cholesterol medication because the supplement does the opposite of the medication. I checked with friends with heart disease that take cholesterol medication. Their cardiologists do not recommend taking omega supplement while taking cholesterol medication. But it is okay to get omegas from food while taking this medication. I did a 3 month trial to see if this was true. I stopped taking all oily vitamins....omegas, vitamin E, evening primrose, etc for three months while taking cholesterol medication. My cholesterol level decreased significantly when I stopped taking these supplements. However, I did not give up eating fish, and other foods containing these vitamins.

Kate is $2 a bunch here, which translates to half a cup. I switched to eating collar greens and now it costs as much as kale.


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I spent two year reading about Q-10 before I would take it. Ubiquinone is okay for people under 30 since their body converts it into ubiquinol. People over 30 should take ubiquniol, which requires no conversion. The best type of Q-10 "Ubiquinol' is Kaneka, which was used in all the studies that showed it was beneficial for the heart. Especially beneficial for patient with heart failure. Cholesterol medication lowers Q-10 which causes leg pain, etc.



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3/30/13 9:45 A

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Cups of raw leafy greens is nothing cuz they are fluffy... cooked leafy greens is another story!

I make"Jade Soup" in the blender... never ceases to amaze me how a Mount Everest of kale, Swiss chard, parsley, dandelion greens and cilantro will fit comfortably into my Grande Spode cup after flash steaming and a whorl in my blender.

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9 cups of veggies/day - There's a new challenge - I do like finding new kale recipes though...

"Do or do not. There is no try" Yoda

New Year's Day 2012 "Do I look disgusting? - Hubby's answer: You look like you'be been exercising. There's nothing disgusting about exercising."


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My pleasure, happy to help!

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What a great source for bulk products. Thanks.

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Dr Wahls has MS, so her diet is by conventional standards, highly unusual... my own take away is that if eating her way can put her disease in remission, it really does give one an eye opening perspective on the impact of food on our health.

I make my own CoQ10 from bulk CoQ10 and coconut oil.
Its more bioavailable that way and I know exactly what's in it and how fresh it is.
Here's a link to the recipe if you are interested... the site also sells bulk supplements, 3 different types of CoQ10. I wound up buying the Now Brand because it was the least expensive option. I make two jars and keep one in the fridge until I need it.

purebulk.com/coq10-coenzyme-q10.html

If you are taking statins, your body's CoQ10 can be compromised, since CoQ10 and cholesterol are made along the same pathway in the body... the statin works by limiting HMG-CoA reductase... the precursor to both.

I still think that the best way to get nutrition is thru foods themselves.
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Wow! I just started listening and I want to monitor and make sure I get fish oil, creatanine and co-enzyme 10!!

"Do or do not. There is no try" Yoda

New Year's Day 2012 "Do I look disgusting? - Hubby's answer: You look like you'be been exercising. There's nothing disgusting about exercising."


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I've blogged about this months ago but thought it would get a bit more exposure here.
The link contains a TED talk by Dr. Terry Wahls, who suffers from MS, but was fortunate to have it go into remission thru diet.

Some of these ideas may be modified to fit into your own diet and underscores the value of whole foods. In any case it opens a road of thought that you may not have considered before.

Enjoy!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

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