millie says drink the bathwater

drink the bathwater. common knowledge it is that eating vegetables, legumes, whole grains, grass fed lean meats and wild fish is the terrain towards gathering good nutrition, but eating them all together in one liquid pot magnifies the benefits due to the concentration of nutrients left in the broth. the benefits of soups and stews vitamins and minerals go in the belly not down the drain as with steaming or boiling. to make a good flavorful soup from scratch rather than relying on oxo or other bouillon cubes boil leftover vegetables from the fridge or boil organic meat carcasses and bones for marrowing goodness. Keep in fridge or freezer until soup day. After browning onions, garlic, local grass fed lamb, a teaspoon of cumin, a cup of soaked pinto beans use this water in which to add the shiny new veggies from the farmer’s market. let cook in slow cooker for 6 hours, on stove top or in over for an hour or 4 depending on cut of meat and type of bean and recipe. to improve flavour of soups, add a strip of kombu instead of salt, use natural mineral salts such as fleurs de sel, himalayan, celtic or brittany sea salts, fry and pulverize seeds (dill, cumin, caraway, fennel) prior to adding water, use guiness, wine, chamomile or mint tea for stock, contribute fresh herbs and delicate leaves at the very end before serving (parlsey, basil, cilantro, mint), juice 1/4 lime into each bowl, dare a teaspoon of fresh chopped ginger, put a dollop of organic yogurt or sour cream before serving or remove some of the vegetables and bean and puree them before adding them back for more intense flavour and thicker consistency. when full, leave the noodles or rice but do not under any circumstances leave the broth.

use your best ingredients (fresh, local, organic, in season, grass-fed) to conquer some of these melodious harmonies.

http://www.thegutsygourmet.net/soup.html

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millie says on the 12 days of christmas

on the 12 days of christmas my true love gave to me 12 essential B vitamins. essential because they are necessarily consumed in order to thrive. while there are gaps between the Bs due to the fact that some were originally deemed as vitamins and later discovered are nucleotides, others are non essential- as the body doesn’t need them consumed since it or another organisms’ bodies synthesize them. a long list of 22 Bs plus an additional 7 bi-nomialed roster exists but the currently accepted by nutritional standards is this:

note: Left off this usual list of multi Bs are the following purposeful yet contraversial Bs: Inositol, Choline, Carnatine, Laetrile, Lipoic Acid and PABA each have their own therapeutic function though potentially have side effects greater than the those on the Bs of B complex.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_vitamins#List_of_B_vitamins


Vitamin

Name

Deficiency effects
Vitamin B1 Thiamine Deficiency causes Beriberi. Symptoms of this disease of the nervous systemWernicke’s encephalopathy irregular heartbeat, and edema (swelling of bodily tissues). Heart failure and death may occur in advanced cases. Chronic thiamine deficiency can also cause Korsakoff’s syndrome, an irreversible psychosis characterized by amnesia and confabulation. include weight loss, emotional disturbances, (impaired sensory perception), weakness and pain in the limbs, periods of
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Deficiency causes Ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, glossitis seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilisscrotum or labia majora and the mouth), pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa. (particularly affecting the (inflammation of the tongue),
Vitamin B3 Niacin Deficiency, along with a deficiency of tryptophan causes Pellagra. Symptoms include aggression, dermatitis, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, and diarrhea. In advanced cases, pellagra may lead to dementia and death.
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid Deficiency can result in acne and Paresthesia, although it is uncommon.
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Deficiency may lead to anemia, depression, dermatitis, high blood pressure (hypertension), water retention, and elevated levels of homocysteine.
Vitamin B7 Biotin Deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants.
Vitamin B9 Folic acid Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, and elevated levels of homocysteine. Deficiency in pregnant women can lead to birth defects. Supplementation is often recommended during pregnancy. Researchers have shown that folic acid might also slow the insidious effects of age on the brain.
Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin
Deficiency causes macrocytic anemia, elevated homocysteine, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It is most likely to occur among elderly people as absorption through the gut declines with age; the autommune disease pernicious anemia is another common cause. In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result.

millie says brassicas’ boasts boost

brassicas’ boasts boost. a daily bite from of a raw cruciferous vegetable has been shown to lower estrogen and androgen levels in both sexes due to a family of enzymes called aromatase inhibitors found in collards, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, brussel sprouts, etc. hormone related illnesses are exceedingly common in north american society but present in a variety of ways for men and women. in the XYs conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, fibrous breasts and cancer, low progesterone and a stubborn battle of the bulge, though potentially genetic in nature can be reversed with a daily diet rich in indole-3 carbinols from raw cruciferous vegetables and phytoestrogens found in passion flower and chamomile tea, fermented soy products and flax seeds. likewise in the double Xs estrogen-linked illnesses such as prostate enlargement or cancer, low sperm count, breast tumors, abnormal testosterone levels can be crushed with regular cabbage crunch. Despite these positive benefits, this family of vegetables when eaten raw (best for cancer prevention) have been shown to be goitrogenic and can potentially slow down the uptake of iodine in those susceptible to low thyroid. So keep up with your individual health in mind when choosing the best method of preparation by going for 1 cup of raw in normal thyroid or 1/2 cup of lightly cooked but not nuked, for abnormal thyroid or history.

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millie says decrease transit time

address constipation by increasing peristalsis. if transit time is running late then before resorting to laxatives encourage easier bowel movements lots o’ water; not rushing a bowel movement; weight bearing exercise, not bicycling or swimming, but walking, running, climbing stairs; massage from right to left over abdomen; magnesium citrate 500mg; soluble and insoluble fibre found in heavy slimy products such as apple pectin, pears, sesame seeds, oat fibre, psyllium husk and the following herbs to increase the the wavelike motions of the intestines cascara sagrada, beet root, dandelion and milk thistle. if the perfect stool seems unattainable then take the self test below to find out some reasons why.

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Constipation Self-Test

  1. do you feel fatigued, have low energy or muscle aches? yes = 1/ no = 0
  2. do you have a bowel movement less than 5 x per week on an ongoing basis? yes = 1/ no = 0
  3. do you strain to pass a stool? yes = 1/ no = 0
  4. do you pass dry hard pellets or stool that looks like toothpaste? yes = 1/ no = 0
  5. do you have an abundance of fowl smelling gas? yes = 1/ no = 0
  6. do you eat 30-50 grams of fibre per day? yes = 0/ no = 1
  7. are you unable to lose weight even though you are “healthy”? yes = 1/ no = 0
  8. do you take pain medication or anti-depressants? yes = 1/ no = 0
  9. do you drink at least 2 litres of water per day? yes = 0/ no = 1
  10. do you exercise at least 3 x per week? yes = 0/ no = 1

a score of 4 or higher may indicate you are suffering from sub-optimal colon health.

millie says october 19

Give mung bean noodles a whirl. If you live in the city you may come across this fine floss often, if small town or rural you might have to find your nearest asian food supplier or ethnic section of grocery store. a good resource when avoiding grains and especially gluten, noodles made from beans are mild, glassy and quickly prepared. Not much of a fibre source but definitely a good choice when on an elimination diet.

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millie says october 1

cut the snot with vinegar water. now that its cold and flu season take preventative steps to avoid an nasopharynx full of slimy green, white or yellow so that pathogens can drain away rather than fester and grow. whereas dairy and orange juice are mucogenic generating gunk in the nose, throat and bronchial area, warm clear fluids like herbal teas, broths, and mucolytic bitters cut through it like “Palmolive cuts grease”. drink 1 cup of room temperature water with a teaspoon cold pressed apple cider vinegar several time per day to eradicate snot. safe for children.

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millie says september 17

faster pussycat k-k-k-k-k-ill the c-c-candida.  Only in the healthy-lifestyle-foresaken western world do we even have an illness affecting 20-something women such this.  TCM may slap the diagnosis “damp heat in the lower burner” causing itching burning and pain in the urinary tract, vagina and extensive mood and skin problems.  Influencing its presence are chronic use of antibiotics for urinary tract infections causing a vicious cycle into yeast infections,  high sugar, alcohol and dairy  diet, dehydration, constipation and more than 5 years of oral contraceptive use.  Pave the  way for athlete’s foot, warts, tinea, endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, cystic acne, allergies, depression and infertility. Blah. This is the kind of cycle that makes women want to tear their bodies from their minds.

See Candida you nasty thing part 1 and Candida be gone ? (Part Deux) for a questionnaire, a diet and a three step approach to killing the suckers for good.

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millie says september 10

Bounce off itching rubber. A latex allergy is among the fastest growing food allergies which means the upper respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin could react to the following latex cross reactors: apples, avocadoes, almonds, bananas, cucumbers, peaches, pears, cherries, plums. If staying indoors, abstaining from housework and intimacy currently seem like the best possibilities then remove these foods from the diet for 2 weeks and slowly reintroduce.

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a more complete latex list (note the nightshades are here)

bananas, almonds, avocados, chestnuts, kiwi fruit, apples, cucumber, carrots, celery, papaya, kiwi, potatoes, tomatoes, melon, and possibly pears, peaches, cherries, pineapple, strawberries, figs, plums, grapes, apricots, passion fruit, rye, hazel nuts, walnuts, soybeans, and peanuts.  Other cross-reactive allergens to latex include wheat, grass, ragweed, and mugwort.

millie says september 5

treat the the whole tree.  The branch is only the presenting symptom.  In any condition, acute or chronic, the whole tree is involved, the root being the cause.  If the emphasis is placed on bandaging the sticks, leaves and buds with gorgeous silk teffeta, at the expense of watering and nourishing the roots…well that’s a pretty silly tree.

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millie says august 30

Keep your eyes bright white.   Yellow belly babies may be normal for a couple of days after birth but for others yellowing of the skin (eyes, face, abdomen) may be a blood or gastrointestinal disorder due to improper breakdown of blood.  Normal destruction of blood cells is like this
 > Heme > bilirubin (spleen and liver) > bile (liver) > excreted in feces

If this chain is disrupted at any point, bilirubin builds up and what is now known as jaundice ensues.  Cleanse your liver regularly by removing stimulants, taking lemon water and milk thistle daily, lecithin and probiotics to eliminate toxins.  Watch the color of your skin return to normal.

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