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 only you know your heart dear

“only you know your heart dear.” ok well my mom said that, but it’s a good one. so I share it with you. run towards the light little deer, run.

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ps:also know your heart rate, blood pressure, heart disease risk, cholesterol etc. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/do-you-know-your-heart-numbers

millie says calibrate the span of life and health

calibrate the span of life and health. currently north americans suffer most from preventable ‘illnesses of excess’ related to smoking, drinking, poor diets, stress and lack of exercise. Some of these conditions include metabolic syndrome, heart disease, depression, kidney diseases, diabetes type II, infertility and certain cancers. we are living longer but suffering more chronically resulting in a life though lengthy, not necessarily happy. Canada currently ranks 10th on the map of merriment while the land-of-the-free-home-of-the-brave is way down the list at number 23. trudging moderately through the wasteful mounds of temptation to find long-lasting wellbeing as lightness at the end of the tunnel can be achieved by OWNING this chart of science simplified. I said O-W-N it.

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millie says cooks the reds

cook the reds. lycopene, a bright red phytochemical related to beta carotene (double-bond-vitamin A) has been singled out a quencher of radical oxygen species, surmounting those abilities in Vitamin E by 100 times. finally providing another benefit for mass-pasteurization of food, this juicey red pigment becomes bio-active only when cooked because it is not destroyed in boiling water, concentrates when water evaporates, binds to fibre and fat…so the more processed the tomato product theoretically the more lycopene available to the crimson-eater . while studies are up in the air as to its benefit for the following diseases: osteoporosis, cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer and male infertility, it remains a stable reason why red fruits and vegetables are encouraged eating material. though cooked watermelon pink grapefruit, pink guava and papaya might not be your thang, although delectable in jams, jellies and pasteurized juices, simmer red bell peppers and tomatoes in olive oil for assimilation is a strategic lycopene-heavy side dish or sauce. or have a cup of rosehip tea a day to keep the prostate at bay.

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millie says diminish dementia

diminish dementia. while Alzheimer’s cannot truly be diagnosed until after the fact of life comes death there are telltale signs that certainly make this form of memory impairment a differential diagnosis. misplacing keys, forgetting where the car is parked, repeating the same story over and over are normal results of aging although become worrisome when these events start happening with rapid frequency and affect daily life. studies show that a combination of vitamin E 400IU, vitamine C 500mg, and omega 3 fatty acids are the nutrients needed to prevent alzheimer’s, in particular. in addition to nutrients, exercising with brain sports or cross training, including whole brain puzzles, right and left brain puzzles such as crosswords, story telling, word associations, suikodo, learning a new language or playing a new musical instrument late in life have been shown to strengthen memory and minimize size of lesions in brain.

the perfect whole brain game: most people are more analytical or left brain dominant. if this is you you’ll see her spining counter-clockwise… either-way. get to her to switch direction. http://www.gizmowatch.com/entry/left-vs-right-brain-test-for-creativity-or-logic/

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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 eat the french paradox oui oui

eat the french paradox. they smoke comme des cheminees but still have lower cancer, obesity and diabetes rates than North Americans possibly due to their diets. their petit dejeune which would never be fully consumed include an egg, a toast, une creme fraiche, croissant, un jus and provides protein, carbs and little bites of sugar rather than binge doses. butter, cheese, cream, meat grizzle, swigs of wine on a daily basis and are never sans un peu d’cafe. so what gives. the small-plated meals are rich in raw olive oil, lemon, fresh herbs, local seafood, free-roaming properly fed on grassy cud providing healthy lifestyles for the animals in turn producing better meat, milk, cheese and butter including unpasteurized healthy microflora, omega 3 and 6 fats and fewer hormones. antioxidants levels are high in the french diet as they consume stacks of fresh veggies, eat fruits for desert and drink local wines. they also take their stress in stride by leaving work pour un tout petit cafe a creme with friends. so dont smoke like them but eat like them. oui oui oui.

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millie says september 18

roast winter squash seeds.  Pumpkin, acorn and butternut squash to name a few contain mineralicious seeds inside not to be ignored when preparing your favorite harvest dishes.  Think of these seeds as delicious supplements when consumed in dose, anti-helmintics capable of clearing the intestines of parasites and rich in zinc for the male prostate gland.  Grind with flax, olive oil and salt to make seed butter when scooped and rinsed.

Toasted Seeds
INGREDIENTS

    * 1 cup winter squash seeds
    * 1 tablespoon olive oil
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt, or hijiki
optional ingredients: minced garlic, paprika, ground cumin

DIRECTIONS

   1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
   2. After removing the seeds from the squash, rinse with water, and remove any strings and bits of squash. Pat dry, and place in a small bowl. Stir the olive oil and salt into the seeds until evenly coated. Spread out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
   3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until seeds start to pop. Remove from oven and cool on the baking sheet before serving.

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millie says september 13

gallbladder or no, increase your bile output. If stones are present then as fatty meals stimulate bile squirts, stones pop up like lotto 649 balls stretching the bile duct causing pain and potential rupture over time. lecithin, omega 3 and guggulipids wash stones. bitters like dandelion and milk thistle tea stimulate bile production. Overcompensate for unconcentrated bile to solve the problem of a missing gallbladder by investing in a digestive enzyme supplement with bovine sources of bile to replace paradise lost.

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millie says september 4

Lube-up the innards.  stomach ulcers are caused by the eroding of mucosal lining from various stressers such as anxiety, smoking, acidic food and drink.  In order to reduce pain while healing buffer with slippery soluble fibre, L-glutamine and mucilaginous herbs: DGL (deglycerrhized licorice extract), slippery elm and marshmallow tea, soaked flax seeds in oatmeal, okra, raw potato and cabbage juice.  Slip slide your way to digestive repair.

Acidic and Alkaline Foods


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