millie says muzzle the negative thoughts

do you know the arguing good and bad versions of yourself that present on your shoulder in television shows like the flintstones and bugs bunny?

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conjure them.  now pretend the good version is you in your truest and best form, the version of you who always knows what’s right for you even if it doesn’t make any sense.

now pretend the bad version is that person in your life who’s always told you that you can never get it right, don’t try because you might not succeed, you need them to make it through the day or else you’d be nothing without them, you ungrateful little…snip the head on of that one. go ahead.

that’s called energy conservation 202.

xox dr millie lytle nd

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millie says develop a summer skin regime

while i’ve always maintained that pimples, not chronic acne, but pimples are your friend because the skin is a superficial organ of waste expression. if there are toxins in the body, then the skin will respond by creating a pimple to release it, though unsightly, you can be happy a good deed is being done. certain times and places, such as hot fun in summer city, can lead to more pimples than one would pride. when it do, develop a summer skin regime. while different skin types need different wash, toner and moisturizer generally it’s best to go with a pH balanced soap, cold water splash, toner and moisturizer, and to repeat 2-3 times per day.

while i’ve always maintained that pimples, not chronic acne, but pimples are your friend because the skin is a superficial organ of waste expression. if there are toxins in the body, then the skin will respond by creating a pimple to release it, though unsightly, you can be happy a good deed is being done. certain times and places, such as hot fun in summer city, can lead to more pimples than one would pride. when it do, develop a summer skin regime. while different skin types need different wash, toner and moisturizer generally it’s best to go with a pH balanced soap, cold water splash, toner and moisturizer, and to repeat 2-3 times per day.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says channel your love of food for the better

does the rising price of flour make you want to eat all the vachon jos. louis and half moons (loons) you can, while you still can? channel your love of food for the better. most of us love food. but loving food is no reason to regularly use it as a comfort, a drug or an avoidance technique for feeling pain, going outside or dealing with stuff. placing emphasis on the complete ritual of food rather than simply on immediately satisfying the palate with ‘tasty’ food is the best way to practice and emphasize your love of food.

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1) plan healthy and delicious meals rather than eating on a whim 2) select fresh, local, ripe and pesticide-free foods 3) take time to prepare foods from scratch, if necessary eat the leftovers on non-cooking days 4) sit down, chew, savour and swallow food until 75% full. 5) notice how the food feels inside you. Repeat within moderate time frame. you will love food even more.

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says save the seeds

save the seeds. my long lost west coast piscean twin and post-feminist foodie friend Asha Rao first told me of local growers saving seeds on salt spring island back in 1994. coming from a family of tiny farm-ers, it struck me that organic agronomists and food activists had the early insight to preserve old strain produce species with exceptional nutrient levels and variety unmatched to the products of neo-experimental science junkies. with the intended proliferation of hybrid, genetically modified and accidental cross pollination of these new species with neighbouring organics, native varieties of fruits and vegetables have been threatened ubiquitously. only as a result of seed saving by frugal Italian grandmothers year after year for the past 50 years and above mentioned human forecasters do we have an abundant return of heirloom colorful goodies in every market place. wombman, do they taste good!



Seed Saving Resources:
http://www.yougrowgirl.com
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/save-your-seeds-how-to-directions.html
Book: Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardners by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy
http://www.seedsave
.org/

blog image courtesy of http://www.crowleyfamilyfarm.com/images/DSCN0106.JPG

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says lick local honey

lick local honey like a lollipop.  in addition to the readily available carbohydrates in honey and the bacterial protein content of the raw variety, even more healthful is the sweet arsenal of immune defense it provides pour vous.  a steady but small dose of locally made honey reduces seasonal allergies by exposing the immune system to the dust, pollens, mould and bacteria of the current environment so the white blood cells are less likely to react when the big blast comes during allergy-season.   like a small daily slug of arsenic or more modernly like an allergy shot or a vaccine, a satisfying spoonful of honey in medicine in it’s most delicious form.  but buzz off billy bee, a shell of it’s local raw self.

http://www.honey.com/consumers/honeyhealth/healing/diseaseprevention.asp

xox dr millie lytle ndraw and local

millie says the feet are not an emunctory

though it may be more helpful than what your good-ol-missing-half-the-pie scientific doc tells you from time to time, you would never hold a psychic responsible for mis-predicting the future as it’s all in fun. i’m as ‘carney’ as the other gal and dont like to disappoint detox hopefuls but the feet are not an emunctory. some of us might pay to watch the fun-house as black as petrol crud escapes from the tootsies when immersed in a jumble of electrodes and wires. although the metamorphosis of clear water to a bath of yellow, green and white foam and filth has been reported by its user to clear foggy head, balance a urine pH and unbind cells on a live blood cell microscopy screen in an abracadabra moment, the science just dont mak-a sens-a to-a me-a no matter how ye’coddle it…this ‘technology’ seems bogus from an any health standpoint i know of and I’ll eat my words with cotton candy if i’m wrong.

to recap… though the skin does flush toxins, poo still comes out the bum not the feet. step right up and see the show.

ion foot bath

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says break box bind

colon cleanse colon cleanse,
on the shelf
how do I know if you’re worthy of m’self
purchasing, drinking and waiting on you
to do your mysterious job,
them say is good for you to do.

break box bind. the colon is the large instestine basicallly, 6 feet long moving waste from the small intestine to the rectum.  it gets clogged when we eat a diet poor in fibre and nouveau riche in the american goo and glue diet of white flower, burger sugar and coffee.  ideally it’s best to consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains all year round so that the colon doesn’t get bogged down with 10-15 pounds of fecal matter, it’s estimated the standard north american has, in addition, it’s wise to cleanse the colon during the spring and fall to keep the motor running.coffee enema

you don’t need a box to do a cleanse but they’re easy so here’s the breakdown of their components. 1) a liver cleanser consisting of encapsulated dandelion, beet, milk thistle, etc. which don’t work as well in dried form as in teas and tinctures, but will suffice.  2) fibre- usually psyllium, some may contain herbs such as cascara segrada, senna (a laxative) and rhubard to get the bowels moving.  candida cleanses will include bentonite clay, which is a purely indigestible mineral fibre, that cleans off debris from the sides of the colon, like all fibre does but in different form.  3) a recipe guide that will tell you which foods to eat on which days.  it is possible to get an entire detox program in one package, and it is possible to use no package at all, simply to follow the hypoallergenic or detox diet for a couple of weeks, take fibre and a bitter tea 2-3 times per day.  an epsom salt flush will also do the trick, and is usually encorporated into the master cleanse or lemonade fast.  then there’s always the warm coffee enema from the drug store or the nurse-required colonic package.  remember to replenish with probiotics after the cleanse is through.

http://www.yellowbrickroad-healthyliving.com/colonic_101

xox dr millie lytle nd

millie says clean your kidney beans

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clean your kidney beans. The primary role of the complex renal system is to balance bodily fluids by filtering and secreting metabolites and minerals from the blood and passing them with water. in doing so urine filters out water soluble debris and balances blood synthesis, sugar and pressure. the most useful element for cleaning the nephron is pure water. litres of it per day will call the wild, and the more the better in order to fulfill the above functions. a low to moderate sodium, sugar and allergen intake is also necessary to help the regulators regulate. certain foods and herbs that raise renal raison d’etre are a regular addition of sour foods (cranberry, sour cherries and lemon), foods high in chlorophyll (parsley, kale, dandelion), and herbal tea concoction of juniper berry, marshmallow root, cleavers, oatstraw, horsetail, dandelion root, uva ursi help the kidney function their best. dont avoid the void, pass the pass.

xox dr millie lytle nd


millie says switch from [coffee] beans to roots

switch from beans to roots, if only periodically. so march came in like a lamb, does it go out like a lion or out like a lamb all the same? either way it’s time to start thinking about a spring cleanse. for first time detoxifiers, symptoms can be harsh enough as it is without having to suffer through a caffeine withdrawal headache to boot. the more toxic you are the more initial detox symptoms may present with a headache, fatigue, bowel changes, skin eruptions, moodiness, the desire to stay in bed. advice is to c-c-c-come off the caffeine 3 days prior to the cleanse, used during the cleanse or just all year ’round. made from a variety of roasted roots and toasted grains such as chicory, beet, dandelion, rye, wheat, and barley, figs, acorns by themselves or combined for a malty flavored drink, they’re bitter, comforting and caffeine free. though all toasted products including coffee, may have acrylamide, a likely-carcinogen found in heat-processed carbohydrates, the bitter flavour provides a gentle liver detox in itself without the stimulant effects of coffee. grocery stores carry brand names such as krakus, inca, postum, bambu, Carp, caf-lib or for a gluten-free alternative pick up roasted chicory or dandelion root at health food stores. surprisingly delicious.

xox dr millie lytle nd