millie says boil badadas (potatos)

boil badadas. while variety counts and I offer up blues, sweets and yukon gold potatos are preferences to the white Idahos due to the fact that the formers are not members of the nightshade family and therefore do not promote inflammation in the joints like the latter. Variety is not the only thing to follow however as method of cooking determines the glycemic index. The higher the temperature during cooking the more simple sugars become available. A baked, roasted, BBQ or microwaved potato has a very high glycemic index of 84-93 as compared to a boiled new potato whose level is down in the low 50s. This means that for every teaspoon of oven-made patate, the carbohydrate content more closely resembles white sugar (glycemic index of 100). the higher the glycemic index the more the potato raises insulin levels, promotes hyper/hypoglycemia and starves the brain of energy long-term. So put bud the spud from the bright red mud in a pot of boiling water and turn it down to 6.

ps: cook until soft. spoon yellow cultured butter on it, a sprinkle of sea salt, a pinch of tarragon or dill. serve with fish and greens. a perfect meal.  dont forget to eat the skins.

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millie says select superior salba seed

select superior salba seed. an ancient medicinal food related to the mint plant, Salvia hispanica L, was historically used by the aztecs who fed it to their messengers to give them running stamina. the white colored salba has been bred to be higher in nutrients than many other superfoods combined. nutty, gelatinous and satisfying this superseed is high protein, omega 3, fibre, magnesium, folate (folic acid), potassium, calcium, iron and vitamin C. satisfying as it cuts foods cravings, maintains blood sugar levels and encourages a positive mood, consider this a well rounded food supplement. Take in porridge, cereal, shakes, salads, yogurt, bread or by itself, 2 tablespoons reportedly contains 6 X more calcium than a glass of milk. so watcha waiting for, suck on salba.

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millie says level off the edge

level off the edge. irregular eating habits can really throw blood sugar, insulin and serotonin into a spin. not only does starvation sabotage productivity and performance it also sends mixed messages to hold onto as much permanent energy as possible (fat) and lose the mind. slow down the whirl by eating regular meals. Studies show that eating every 2-3 hours, including a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks is an effective way avoid cravings, motor agitation, nervousness and emotional instability. a balanced one-plate meal consisting of protein (beans, sprouts, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese), complex carbohydrates (berries, greens, yellow-orange-red vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds) and healthy fats (cold water fish, olive, coconut, flax, nuts, seeds, avocado, nut butters) will provide a solid foundation for stress reduction. so buck up and eat.

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millie says august 9

Tempt yourself with the sugars of a carmelized onion. Abstaining from added sugar, artificial sweeteners, juice, pop, candy, milk chocolate, pastries and sugary alcohols for 6 weeks will allow your taste buds to return to normal. They’ll re-adjust to enjoy the natural sugars in grains, vegetables and fruit while keeping the calories out of way so you not only taste sweeter you look sweeter too.

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millie says august 8

Take the heat.  When put on the hot seat, I will own up to what I’ve done wrong, learn from mistakes and incorporate them into my life’s lessons.  Then it will feel cool.

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millie says august 7

Go to Spain, if only in practice.  The siesta or an afternoon nap is beneficial if the mind can be trained to keep it to less than 30 minutes as it promotes wakefulness, enhances performance and learning ability.  If that same nap is habitually extended it may be associated, unfortunately, with death, especially among the elderly.  So keep those naps short, mi amigos.

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millie says august 3

Don’t dine on plastic wine (eg. Little Penguin). While reusing and reclycing plastic is necessary to reduce the landfill burden and perhaps one day the human race will have to incorporate plastic and harmful estrogens into genetic code to pass the newest survival-of-the-fittest tests. But until that day when future generations are born with a nutritional need for IV plastic as medicine, choose glass and stainless steel containers for food and drink as much as possible, since plastics tend to leach off bisphenols and xenoestrogens faster in acidic environments; wine, pop, club soda, beer juice, mineral water, spirits.

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millie says august 2

If symptoms; mysterious but worrisome, irksome but ‘all in your head’, random but physiological, psychological or emotional, are keeping you up, itching, in pain, bloated, moody, feeling toxic, sans bebe, stumping health-care providers and no answers with medicine then consider this statement “luckily for you, I happen to be a quack.”  [Richter cartoon caption].

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millie says august 1

Eat seeds for your little seeds.  Studies show that EPO, an important long chain fatty acid found in the oils of cold water fish, walnuts and certain seeds will help maintain reproductive integrity, spawning healthy gametes for both sexes and regulating menstrual cycles in the process. 1)From new moon (or first day of menses) to day before full moon (ovulation) = flaxseeds & pumpkin seeds 2)From full moon (ovulation) to day before new moon (menses) = sesame seeds & sunflower seeds.  The XX and XYs of the next generation will bounce for joy!

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millie says july 31

Adventure into the kitchen.  Eat more nutritious food at home on a tight schedule by setting 1-2 hours twice weekly aside to get your hands “dirty”.  Connect with your food again by picking your favorite one-dish recipe and making a big pot of it from scratch. Set half aside for freezing, eat it once daily for ½ the week or host a dinner party to make the most of your time in the kitchen.  You’ll be happy you found the time.

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