Most Recent Health Tips, Health News, and Easy Healthy Recipes

Raw Borscht Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of beet juice (~3-5 small to medium beets)
1 and 1/2 cups of celery juice (~6-8 ribs)
3/4 cup of carrot juice (~4-6 medium carrots)
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
Handful of fresh dill

Directions:

Use a juicer to juice beets, celery, and carrots.

Use a strong blender to combine all ingredients - blend for approximately 30 seconds or until smooth. Read more

 

Raw Carob Truffle Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of raw pecans, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel
1/2 cup of raw almonds, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel
1/2 cup of raw pine nuts
1 cup of medjool dates
2 tablespoons of raw carob powder
1 teaspoon of high quality vanilla extract
1 cup of shredded coconut

Directions:

Use a food processor to grind pecans, almonds, and pine nuts together. Read more

 

Ultrasound Can Affect Fetal Brain Development

A new study out of the Yale University School of Medicine indicates that exposure to ultrasound waves during routine ultrasound scanning can affect fetal brain development.

Lead researcher Pasko Rakic encourages pregnant women to avoid unnecessary ultrasound scans until more research is done. Read more

 

Harmful Chemical In Sunscreens, Shampoos, Soaps, and Hairsprays

While I am a strong proponent of not becoming obsessed with living a 100 percent, toxin-free life, at least to a point where the obsession itself contributes to significant emotional stress, I am starting to believe that regardless of financial cost, it is necessary to avoid personal care products that contain chemicals that we know are extremely harmful to health. Read more

 

Safety Tips For Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, and Lightning

If you live in an area that experiences tornados and/or electrical storms from time to time, I hope that the following safety tips, courtesy of Environment Canada, prove to be useful for you and your loved ones someday.

Safety Tips For Thunderstorms and Lightning

  1. Before the storm hits, unplug all non-essential electrical appliances such as computers, cordless phones, and television sets.
 

Pecan-Raisin Balls Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb. pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats
10 pitted dates
2 tablespoons of almond butter or raw tahini
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of all-natural vanilla extract
1 cup pre-soaked raisins (2 hours), drained on a dish towel

Directions:

Finely grind pecans and oats in a food processor. Set aside in a medium to large bowl. Use food processor to blend dates, almond butter or raw tahini, cinnamon, and vanilla into a paste.

Mix paste into finely ground pecan-oat mixture using clean hands or a wooden spoon. Add raisins and continue to mix gently until raisins are well distributed. Roll mixture into small balls.

This recipe makes about 10 balls. Enjoy!

From the Fall 2001 edition of Health Science magazine Read more

 

How to Treat Sinus Infections Naturally

Hi Dr. Kim,

I've been struggling with a sinus infection for several months. I believe it is an infection because I don't have congestion, but do have drainage and it's giving me very bad breath. I also have pain in my lower sinus cavities when I press on them. And occasionally, I can feel a bubbling sensation in my lower sinuses.

I fasted for 3 days several weeks ago hoping to get the healing process moving and have been sticking to a pretty good diet since then. But so far I haven't seen any improvement. I recently went and sat in a sauna and it seemed to help while I was there. I plan on going several more times. Read more

 

Apples With Greens And Walnuts Recipe

Ingredients:

5-7 cups of salad greens like romaine lettuce and red leafy lettuce
1 large apple (any variety will do), cored and chopped into bite-size pieces
1/4 to 1/2 cup of raw walnuts
2 to 4 tablespoons of your favorite salad dressing - extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt works well with this recipe

Directions:

Combine greens, apples, and walnuts in a large bowl and toss with salad dressing. Read more

 

Blueberry Muesli Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of frozen (thawed) or fresh blueberries
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of raisins (organic, if possible)
1/2 cup of chopped dried figs
1/4 cup of chopped raw nuts (pecans are best, walnuts or almonds are also good)

Directions:

Combine rolled oats, dried figs, raisins, and nuts. If you prefer more of a fine texture, simply grind mixture for a few seconds in a food processor or blender. Store this mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Read more

 

Garbanzo Bean Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 rib of celery, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of naturally brewed soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Whole grain bread/buns of your choice
Mustard of your choice
Lettuce leaves
Tomato slices Read more

 

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