Roasted Root Veges in the Crock Pot – Taste like you roasted them with a prime rib – but you didn’t, strictly veges!

You can literally use any and every kind of root vegetable, I used parsnips, carrots, turnips, rutabaga, and I added Yukon Gold Potatoes half way through (if you add potatoes to your slow cooker in the beginning  they will get mushy, so YOU MUST USE SMALL WHOLE REDS so it is a contained mushy:) ). I also like to add whole green onions, and sometimes leek, radishes, etc. just to kick it up!

  Slice them anyway you like, cube, elongated, just make sure they are big and hearty!

Wash and dry your root veges, lay to the side on paper towels or a cotton towel.

In a gallon size zip lock bag (or you can use a bowl) you will add (a few times to accomodate all your veges) 3 T EVOO (extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed), Sea Salt, 1 tsp dry vege broth (or blend several seasonings like rosemary, basil, sage, thyme, etc.) and white pepper.

Toss your veges in the oil mixture until coated, drop into your slow cooker (set on HIGH for a 4 hour prepare, or LOW for a 6-8 hour prepare). Continue same process until all your veges are piled up – cover and let it go.

It’s a challenge to add potatoes to this mixture unless it’s whole reds, unless you are going to be home and can add them 1/2 way through the process, otherwise, it’s delicious without, and to some preferable!

Enjoy!

Root Stoup Extraordinare (soup or stew?) Plus Slow Cooker Roasted Root Veges!

Craving a Hearty Soup? You’ve got to try my “Root Stoup”!

See Bonus Recipe for SLOW COOKER Roasted Root Veges that taste just like oven roasted….at end of posting.

We prepared this quite often last winter, but by the time I thought about posting it, Spring was in the air. All in good time they say, and NOW is the PERFECT TIME for Root Stoup!

This is a vegetarian meal, however, for those that enjoy organic chicken or grass-fed beef, either are good ingredients if pre-cooked, directions follow vegetarian recipe.

If you choose to do this in a slow cooker I suggest making it vegetarian, toss everything in the slow cooker, set on low for 6-7 hours, stir and you have STOUP! (more…)

Calcium Bentonite, Montmorillonite Ultra Fine Clay Vitality, Just Made Easy

Facials    Body Wraps    Relieve Inflammation     Detox Bath     Detox Internally     First Aid    

While there is not one single method for mixing clay and water to make pastes, liquid clay, etc,, our experience suggests the following methods:

The ratio for making a Cleansing Clay Mask is 1 part dry clay to 3 parts water. This is also referred to as hydrated clay. For example, add 1 1/2 cups of water to 1/2 cup of Clay Vitality from goDesana. Use a glass, ceramic or food grade plastic container with a non-metal lid, air tight lid. Cover and shake vigorously for 1 minute or until all lumps are gone. Open the cover and allow it to breathe for 10-15 minutes until fully hydrated. Then cover and keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

For larger batches:

Using a plastic or glass bowl, add 1 cup of dry clay to 3 cups of water. Next, use an electric mixer to mix the clay and water until smooth. Use care as it will splatter. Let the clay set for 1 hour lightly covered, allowing the clay to breathe. Repeat the mixing process if necessary until the clay is smooth and creamy and reaches the desired consistency. Next put the clay into a glass, ceramic or food grade plastic container with a plastic lid. Do not leave the beaters in the clay when the mixer is not in use and wash the clay off immediately. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight. The end product will be a creamy, smooth, pudding-like substance. By holding the container in one hand and tapping it with the other hand, one should be able to feel a “bounce” to the clay. The consistency can be easily adjusted by adding more powdered clay or water until personal preference is achieved.

Preparing Clay Vitality from goDesanafor a liquid consistency: The ratio is 1 part dry clay to 8 parts water. For example, ¼ cup of Living Clay® Detox Clay Powder to 2 cups of water.

Suggested method:

In a glass jar or plastic bottle with a plastic cap add selected amounts of clay and water. Shake vigorously for 1 minute. Let it set for 15 minutes with the lid off to allow the clay to expand and breathe. Repeat the shaking process again. Some residue will remain in the bottom. The consistency can be easily adjusted by adding more powdered clay or water until personal preference is achieved. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

 

Clay Vitality from goDesana uses: Clay Masks and Full Body Wraps increase circulation, exfoliate, deep cleanse, and remove

Detox with Clay Vitality, internal, external

impurities and excess oil from the skin. Clay Baths both detox and stimulate the lymphatic system. Liquid Clay can be used for foot soaks.

 

Rooibos Red, South African Red, Red Tea

Rooibos, Pronounced "RoyBus"

( Rooibos….pronounced RoyBus ) Rooibos contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. It is completely pure and natural and contains no caffeine.

We have stocked Spa Quality Organic Rooibos Tea for many years now (tea bags and loose by the pound) , touting not only the rich taste (we use instead of black), but all the health properties and simply love it as an ice tea! Ice Tea recipe below.

You can duplicate, perhaps improve, a cup of hot black  British tea with milk and sugar using Rooibos Red Tea, a non dairy creamer, and stevia. Enjoy the perfect cup of tea and answer the call of my Scottish roots with South African Red, with tons of health benefits! This necessary cup of tea in my life (and now ice tea of course), became the quest that sent me looking for Rooibos 10 years ago. Demanding Organic, spa quality, we have been working with the same importer for years!

Rooibos is now receiving it’s due, we hear more and more people talking about all the benefits and the great taste of Rooibos all the time!

Nutrients in 200ml. of Rooibos Tea

Iron (Fe) 0.07mg
Potassium (K) 7.12mg
Sodium (Na) 6.16mg
Calcium (Ca) 1.09mg
Copper (Cu) 0.07mg
Zinc (Zn) 0.04mg
Magnesium (Mg) 1.57mg
flouride (F) 0.22mg
Manganese (Mn) 0.04mg

Benefits and Uses of Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea is the ideal drink for people with a busy lifestyle. It can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities throughout the

YUM-O ROOIBOS TEA

day. It is a great thirst quencher for athletes as iced tea, or mixed with fruit juice. For the diet conscious, who are experiencing the stress of a restricted diet, Rooibos is a soothing drink, without adding calories. Because of its lower tannin content, Rooibos is less bitter than regular tea and can be enjoyed without sugar.

Rooibos is not just for making drinks. It can also be used in baking and cooking. Rooibos can be used in any recipe. Just replace the liquid content in the recipe with ready made Rooibos tea. It may be used as base for soups, stews, marinades, and sauces. Rooibos is also a natural meat tenderizer.

Rooibos Tea for Mothers and Babies
Many desperate mothers have found that Rooibos tea relieves colic and stomach cramps in babies, when given in addition to their normal feeding. Some mothers have great faith in Rooibos tea to alleviate diaper rash. It has a soothing effect when applied to the affected area with every diaper change. Others believe it is useful in the treatment of certain skin irritations or eczema. Mothers will also tell you that this health drink relieves symptoms of allergies, hay fever, and asthma in babies and toddlers.

Japanese Research into Rooibos
Perhaps the highest testimony of the benefits of this pure and natural beverage comes from Japan, a society famous for its age-old devotion to the art of tea making. Here, Rooibos has been promoted as a healthy alternative to other cold and warm beverages.

Japanese scientist Matatoshi Nakano, has discovered that the effect of free radicals – a byproduct of normal cell function – in the process of aging and decline of the immune system is limited by the antioxidants in Rooibos. If the product is brewed/boiled for longer than 10 minutes, the antioxidant activity becomes much higher.

The Anti Aging Tea?
It has been found that Rooibos tea contains a substantial amount of a very special enzyme, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) which is a prime preventer of Free Radical Damage. SOD also has the capability of preventing fats from changing into harmful lipid peroxide. As Rooibos tea also contains natural antioxidants, which help to remove or neutralize these toxins, there is growing acceptance that Rooibos could assist in
countering the aging process and boost the immune system. Rooibos Tea is also rich in Quercetin, the flavonol that has beneficial effects on numerous ailments. It is well known for increasing capillary strength, which aids in circulation, prevents hemorrhaging, and protects against infections.

In the late 1920’s, Dr. Nortier, a well-known medical doctor and nature lover, discovered the Rooibos and began to promote its value. Since then, Rooibos Tea has gone from strength to strength and is currently being exported to several countries such as Germany, Switzerland, England, and even Japan, a country renowned for it’s almost sacred regard for the art of tea making.

Rooibos is a Tea of Purity
Rooibos contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. It is completely pure and natural and contains no caffeine.

Rooibos Tea contains little tannin, a substance that affects the metabolism by decreasing absorption of certain nutrients like iron and protein. Growing children and especially women require added iron, so the decreased tannin can play an important role in improving the iron level of the diet.

 Note: We make Rooibos Red Tea Concentrate from loose tea, and process through the Filtron Coffee Maker, liquid concentrate lasts up to a couple of months and takes hardly any storage room.

Ice Tea Recipe:

Sweet Ice Tea: Bring 1 1/2 qts pure water to a boil, add 3 Rooibos Tea Bags, 1/4 tsp conc. stevia (no aftertaste) , and simmer 15 minutes, pour over 1/2 gallon container filled with ice

Unsweetened Rooibos Ice Tea, same as above without stevia.

Natural Sweet Solution for dry mouth symptoms like cracking tongue or mouth sores

Sweet and Simple Solution For Dry Mouth? Mouth Sores? Cracking Tongue?

Saliva is produced by our salivary glands and when they are clogged or not working properly, our saliva can be too acidic, resulting in dry mouth and sometimes mouth sores.

Saliva is alkaline. A good reason to be concerned about dry mouth is that when we chew our food, our saliva (which should carry a high pH), works in tandem with our teeth to break down or pre-digest our food before it goes into out stomach.

Antagonists of dry mouth may be smoking, or some medications, even allergy and antihistamines, plus sugary acidic drinks like soda, and of course acidic drinks like coffee and alcohol. We are mostly made of water and should really focus on keeping our water environment clean and healthy.

Why we should drink clean pure water ? Our body is made up of mostly water, at birth about 90%, as an adult we hover around 80% or more. If you think about stagnant water, it’s a clear picture of why we should drink clean, pure water everyday. We absorb nutrition from food and water, but today water is degraded and it is our individual responsibility to purify our drinking water for good health. Bottled water is not the answer for many reasons, and when you can purify up to a 1,000 gallons in a 4 stage $25 pitcher, or $100 countertop unit, why would you buy bottled water?

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While there may be a lot of different approaches to dry mouth, xylitol sweetened gum, mints, etc., offer a simple and natural solution to increase saliva flow naturally. You can now find many products made with xylitol over the counter at your local grocery, drug store, and of course big box stores, however most are corn based and made in China, so for the healthiest xylitol look for USA products who use domestic xylitol, made from birch trees. Basically, made in the U.S.A. to me, demonstrates a higher quality of xylitol at the same pricepoint.  Trident® Sugarless gum made with Xylitol are, Trident® fusion flavors, and Stride gum.
 
PURE Water

Hydration is Everything – Body Weight vs. Body Water

How much water should a person drink?  Take your body weight, divide by 2 and that tells you roughly how many quarts of water you are (each quart of water weighs about 2 pounds), example 100 pounds = 50 quarts. Then decide how much pure drinking water you should drink,  i.e., 8 glasses a day would be 2 quarts fresh water each day.  So if you are 150 pounds and drank 2 quarts of water a day, it would take 75 days to drink your body water, 3 quarts a day would take 50 days, ultimately having an impact on your level of hydration (cells), and water environment.

Note about Xylitol: In addition to gum, mints, etc., I like xylitol for some food preparation, especially (looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, and acts like sugar) for baking, sauces, and making berry jams. For a daily beverage sweetener I prefer concentrated stevia for making healthy drinks at home like lemonade, red tea, juice from concentrate, etc.

Alert: Monsanto’s Chemicals in bloodstream, plus free (download) Non-GMO Shopping Guide!

Non GMO ShoppingFrom the Organic Consumers Association:

On a 1 – 10 list, below are reasons “9 & 10” why you should require Genetically Modified Food be labeled as such (GMO), and why you should NOT eat conventional agricultural produce and processed foods:

#9 In the only human feeding study ever published on GMOs, Monsanto’s GMO “RoundUp Ready” soybeans were found to transfer Monsanto’s “RoundUp Ready” DNA to the bacteria living inside human intestines. (What percent of soybeans in U.S. are Genetically Modified and grown with pesticides and chemicals? Here’s the reference I found:  The United States (85%) and Argentina (98%) produce almost exclusively GM soybeans. In these countries, GM soybeans are approved without restrictions and are treated just like conventional soybeans.)

#10 According to Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology, the transfer of Monsanto’s GMO Bt DNA to human digestive bacteria could create a “living pesticide factory” that could be responsible for the “increase in gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and childhood learning disorders – since 1996 when Bt crops came on the market.”

Learn More and Buy Locally Grown without pesticides and chemicals. Eat “fresh & alive”!

Download FREE Non GMO Shopping Guide and more!

New Free Download “How To Kick Start Your Day With Living Clay” by Perry A.

Detox internally with Living Clay, also known as bentonite clay, or montmorilonite clay. Now FREE, a downloadable e-book of instructional uses internally and externally for Living Clay. Optimize Living Clay’s benefits! Download Your Free Copy Now!

Have you used clay externally and curious about internal uses? Or vice versa? Are you a calcium bentonite clay user, do you refer to it as montmorillonite clay? Either way, now a short and concise instructional guide for internal and external applications of what I call one of the basics in my kitchen, first aid cabinet, and supplement cabinet!

 

Perry A, Author of “Living Clay”, has provided us with the perfect clay shortcuts!

Now Free Download Instructional Use E-Book for Living Clay.

Excerpt “General” and “Advanced” Internal Detox, as follows:

Protocols for Internal Use

A Single Serving = 2 oz. of Liquid Clay

General Detox:

The protocol most frequently suggested by practitioners is: Drink

a single serving

in the

morning and

 

 

a single serving

in the evening, preferably on an empty stomach, for 14 days.

 

Advanced Detox:

To remove parasites, heavy metals and for more serious issues, a slightly higher dose is

recommended:* Drink

a single serving

in the morning, at mid-day and again in the evening,

preferably on an empty stomach, for 21 days.

 

 

Maintenance Regimen:

To support the body’s immune system, staying toxin free, and to balance your pH level *

a single serving once daily is suggested thereafter. More may be taken if desired.

 

Precaution If Taking Medications

Check with your pharmacist to determine if clay will interfere with any medications. Ask how

long it takes for the body to absorb the medication, allow that time to pass between taking your

medication and the clay.

Download Your Free Copy of “How To Kick Start Your Day With Living Clay” by Perry A. NOW!

 

Do you need to supplement? Healthy shortcuts you’ll love!

Are you Sick & Tired?

We are a people who are “Sick and Tired” for a reason. Did you know that every farm in America was organic and that we didn’t have processed foods or canned foods until WWII (other than what we prepared at home)?  Just saying that “organic” isn’t new, but our body’s response to chemicals and pesticides, as well as processed foods and nonfood additives and bleached table salt and high fructose corn syrup in everything, could be the root cause (along with not cleaning our home water) for most of us being sick and tired or overweight!

“SUPPLEMENTATION – THE FIRST GOAL, OF COURSE, IS TO BALANCE THE IMBALANCE OR THE DEFICIENCIES, THE NEXT IS TO MOVE BEYOND THE IMBALANCE!ULTIMATELY, WE NEED TO THINK BEYOND FEELING ENERGIZED, BEYOND GETTING OUR HEALTH BACK, BEYOND WELLNESS AND FITNESS, AND CREATE A BUFFER ZONE OR A SAFETY NET TO PROVIDE FOR US DURING TIMES OF STRESS OR DISTRESS, TO PROTECT OURSELVES – pHBodyBalance IS AN OPPORTUNITY!”                      Maraline

Why Supplement?

Simply our body is not getting what it “requires” from our natural resources. Generations ago when the earth/soil and water were healthy and strong, people didn’t require supplementation, i.e., garden vegetables were strong in minerals, they were clean and good. We derived not only hydration but also minerals from our pure, clean water.

Not so much anymore, just look at this data from the early 90’s and you’ll realize why we have so many acronyms in our world: ADD, ADHD, FMS, CFS, and of course the list goes on and on. We can change this but first we have to realize what our body, what we require, to perform at our optimum!

  • In 1992 The Earth Summit Reports states that 99% of Americans are mineral deficient – substantiating the
  • U.S. Senate Report of 1936, Document 264, authored by Charles Northern, MD, that indicated “unless something is done about the poor nutrient content in the soil, there will be a serious rise in degenerative diseases within 50 years”.
  • In 1993 The World Health Organization occurred indicating Agricultural Soil in the U.S. is 95% deplete overall in the basic survival nutrients.

 

How do I know if I need to supplement?

Ask yourself if you are feeling SICK AND TIRED or have DISEASE? Any “body” too acidic, already knows it: low performance, sleep issues, allergies, asthma, weight, digestion, bloating, acid reflux, diabetes, arthritis, whatever disease, and the list goes on.

Based on what we know about our food, water, and air, there are relatively few people that do not need to supplement or support themselves.

How do I minimize what I supplement AND MAXIMIZE its’ value?

Begin with whole food based nutrition in the form of live, energized foods like green vegetables, or nutritional supplements from WHOLE FOOD SOURCES that offer a mega high concentration of these whole foods that are ALSO alkalizing.

Focus on feeding your cells, re-hydrating your body, changing out the water, and floating your pH back to neutral. Then if you want, target or cleanse! Call or email for more information.

Why pH Body Balance or Acid/Alkaline?

The pH of our body and our waterways (our bodies are about 70% water, our blood is 96% water) need to be neutral in order to stay clean and our cells stay healthy. When our water is clean and our cells are healthy our body can restore.

CHANGE YOUR WATER 100 pounds body weight = 70 pounds of water (clean?)

Think about a swimming pool, we chemically induce the water in the pool to a neutral pH balance to eliminate the opportunity for fungus, scum, bacteria, or worse, to grow, which would ;destroy the integrity of our swimming water.

The waterways of our body are not unlike the swimming pool, however the method we should use to balance the pH is different. One way we keep ourselves pH neutral is to consistently exchange the water, eat mostly alkaline foods and/or supplement with whole food based nutrition/supplements and natural pH support.

 Get the idea? Whole fresh organic foods, and/or supplements derived from as close to nature as possible are the only supplements we can absorb (as we are intended to absorb, through food and water).

Things you may not know about clay! Living Clay for “clay snobs”!

 

What kind of clay is this? Living Clay is montmorillonite, also known as calcium bentonite clay, which is a volcanic ash type of clay with a very high negative charge.

Why is a negative charge important? Everything bad in our body has a “positive” charge, everything good and wholesome, a “negative” charge. So the more negative charge (or negative ions) that you have, the better!

I am a self professed and self sufficient “clay” snob!

Having just admitting to the world I’m a “clay” snob, I need to also say that I blasted through a lot of different calcium bentonite clay products, only to find the purest, finest, and most water soluble is Living Clay. But that’s not all, because for a very long time, I was a self sufficient “clay snob” in that I only purchased dry clay and made all my own wet and dry clay products like pastes, scrubs, creams, etc.

Not too long ago I ordered several of the facial masks (which I use internally while I’m on the run, great for heartburn or upset  tummy), and I was really surprised! Wow it’s like silk, so soft! Admittedly it would take a lot of processing for me to refine Living Clay to the level of the wet clay product, moreover, cost isn’t an issue when it comes to wet or dry, both are extremely reasonable!

You can find tons of information at our educational site, pHBodyBalance.com Here are some links to how I use Living Clay, enjoy!

 

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