Kimchi…from the Test Kitchen

I promised when I did the blog on Sauerkraut that I would do a blog on Kimchi. It has been an interesting experience. I made it using a basic recipe I found that was easy to follow. After a few of my own adjustments….here it is.

Image result for free pics of kimchiKIMCHI – Ingredients
1 Medium Napa cabbage (approx. 2 lbs.)
1/4 cup Sea Salt
1 regular size Fuji or other sweet apple. chopped
1/2 small white onion, chopped
1 1/2 cloves garlic or can substitute prepared chopped garlic – 1-2 tsp.
1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, grated;
3 Tbsp chili powder or a combo of 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper and 1 Tbsp paprika
3-4 green onions sliced into 1 inch pieces to include the green tops

Quarter the cabbage and cut or chop it into 2 inch pieces. Place cabbage in a large bowl. Combine 2 cups luke warm water with the salt – stir until dissolved. Pour this mixture over the cabbage and add the remaining 4 cups water; stir to mix. Be sure the cabbage is submerged in the water and not floating. I placed a plate that fit into the bowl on top of the cabbage and then weighted it down. Let it sit on the kitchen counter (away from a window) for about 2 hours and/or as long as 12 hours. Stir now and then during those hours. I let it sit 4 hours. This wilts the cabbage.

Because of the hours you wait I do this step just before the cabbage is ready. MAKE A PASTE of the Chile pepper or cayenne & paprika combo by mixing it with a small amount of water. Add the apple, white onion, ginger and garlic, put in a blender and blend all together until smooth. (Note: if too stiff, add water a little at a time until smooth)

When the cabbage is ready, reserve a 1/2 cup of the water (brine), and drain the rest off. Rinse the cabbage well with clean water (I used purified) and drain the water off. Place the cabbage back in the bowl, add the paste mixture and the green onions. Mix well with a wooden spoon until all the cabbage is coated.

This mixture made enough to fill 1 large wide mouth glass mason jar. Pack the cabbage mix down into the jar as tight as you can to release any air bubbles. Add enough of the brine water you saved to cover the veggies, leaving about an inch at the top for the gases and air to release. Cover with the lid. Place the bottle in a cool dark place. I put mine in a bottom cupboard in my kitchen on the bottom shelf. Leave for 24 to 36 hours or more. At 24 hours open the bottle to check the Kimchi and pack it down with a spoon. The cabbage will have shrunk and the liquid increased…you will see it bubbling. This is normal as the fermenting process has begun, and the flavor is developing. At 36 hours taste your Kimchi. If you like the taste put it in the refrigerator. If not let it ferment longer and keep tasting it until you like the taste – then refrigerate it.  In the refrigerator it will be good for a maximum period of 2 months. 

NOTE: I read in my research, that the weather can also play a role as to how slow or fast your mixture will ferment. High temperatures speed up the fermentation while cool temperatures slows it down.

It is supposed to be tangy, spicy and slightly sweet. Was it? I didn’t taste the apple for sweetness – which I would have liked to taste. I also did not like the Chile (hot) flavor for spicy.

MY CONCLUSION:Image result for free pics of kimchi It is really an experimental trial until you get it the way you like it. I will make it again and put in more apples or replace the apples with organic pure cane sugar, raw sugar, coconut sugar (as long as it is pure sugar). I will probably leave out the chili or cayenne/paprika combo entirely, reduce the amount used, or I will add radishes to replace the chili for a spicy taste.

I mixed it with tuna fish, added organic mayo, lemon juice and hard-boiled eggs (chopped). It was good as a sandwich or to eat just as a salad with crackers. Can also be served over rice or oriental noodles, put in soup, or serve just as a side dish condiment. Be creative!

SO…if you try this recipe – don’t be afraid to experiment. Find YOUR flavor choice and then remember what you did to get it there. It is worth the experimentation.






Fitness and Heart Health

I am almost back to a normal routine – and being obsessed with continuing to blog is a major part of that routine.

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Fall, is here and the northerners are looking forward to the turning of the autumn leaves making the landscape look like a patchwork quilt: and, some of them will be coming to Florida to escape the winter cold. The holidays will be upon us in the blink of an eye. It’s a time when folks want to lose weight; to look and feel better; to make that life style change; to improve their health; and, make a last stab at fulfilling their January 2017 New Year resolutions.

Image result for free pics healthy heartTips for a Healthy Heart: A good start for making you a NEW YOU should begin with a good Fitness routine. You can exercise at home, in a gym or wherever you feel comfortable. Use the genre’ of exercise you enjoy…be it aerobics, Tai Chi, Yoga, walking, swimming, or bicycling etc. A genre’ that suits your life’s situation and age. Just keep in mind – SAFETY in whatever you do. You don’t want any broken bones, or pulled muscles, etc. An accident would interfere with you enjoying the holidays…and hospitals are no fun to be in. Simply put, exercise within your ability status. Only the Ninja Warriors go above and beyond.

We are overwhelmed with tips on what to do and what not to do when it comes to the heart. Image result for free images of hot teaI came across an interesting heart tip I would like to share. The Chinese and Japanese drink Hot tea with their meals, not Cold tea. So why use Hot water instead of Cold water to make their tea? The article I read suggested that the cold water will solidify the oily stuff you have consumed in your meal – thereby slowing down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine with fats, dangerous fats, that can lead to cancer or heart disease. Therefore, it is best to use and drink hot soup, warm tea, or warm water after a meal.Image result for free pic cold beverages

You can consume cold drinks (fruit drinks), no soda, no alcohol, teas and ice water, etc. between meals when not eating food. Maybe it is time we adopt the Chinese/Japanese drinking habits after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks – you should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting…which we have been told by the media and doctors for many years. That theory has been changed by the doctors and media, to tell us now, that we should be aware of intense pain in the jaw line as well. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.  Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Did you know that 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up? Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep giving you a chance to get HELP. Call 911.

Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we can survive. There are many discourses referring to the subject of the heart, heart disease, and heart attacks on the internet. Check it out for yourself.

Image result for free pics healthy heartEating healthy helps to defer heart disease – remember raw fruits, raw vegetables, fish, turkey and chicken. There are plenty of wonderful recipes using healthy fruits and vegetables. Fish, turkey and chicken can be added to any of them as a salad dish or as an entre’. Re-Check my Detox Diet Plan. Remember no red meats, no dairy, no alcohol, etc.

Again – the more we know the better chance we have to survive and live long lives.



Image result for stress images cartoonsSpeaking of STRESS….I got detoured on blogging by Hurricane Irma. It wiggled and wobbled all over the place as it headed northwest toward Florida. One minute it was going to go up the east side of the state; the next minute it was headed up the center of the state; then it was headed straight up the west side of the state….which is where I live. It turned out to be a waiting game as we watched our Weather News diligently. Who, and which part of the state, was targeted for the worst of the storm? Many prayers were being said…asking that the storm would diminish in size and wind speed. A storm coming at you at 185 miles an hour (Category 5) is nothing but pure devastation. God answered our prayers and Irma hit Florida at a lesser wind speed. By the time it reached north of Fort Myers it had become a Category 2 at 105 miles an hour. I am so thankful for prayers being answered. The damage was worse for some because of the flooding and homes that were not built to withstand such high winds. My family was blessed by God as we had very little if any destruction. I am thankful for my family as we all pulled together to face this ravaging storm, and were humbled by this experience. Taking it all in stride, the children were great little humans as they never panicked. We were safe because of the beforehand preparations made by all. We had food storage, water storage, a generator and great attitudes. I commend Florida’s State officials – to include the Governor, the Disaster Preparedness Director, the  Weather broadcasters, the Local Officials, FPL, and everyone throughout the whole state involved with giving everyone directions as to what they should do and where they should go to weather the storm. People were expected to make decisions in accordance to their location, needs and what they thought they could handle. You either listened to the advice given by the state leaders and weather reporters and preparedness disaster folks, or you didn’t. The whole state of Florida was affected – not just one little section here or one little section there. And again, we have to Thank God for blessing us all and helping us to get through this devastating experience. I had family and friends not only here where I am, but in other parts of the state…they all had favorable reports for their situations. It is not fun to be without power and/or water. It was truly a pioneer experience. You learned to appreciate the new technology we have today. When millions of people are without power – fixing the problem is not a piece of cake. It takes days, and weeks to get the systems up and working again; the power in the process of being restored by the power company – FPL, little by little; as well the trash is being removed as fast as the public and private trash removal folks can get to it. Soon, the whole state will have electricity again and we will all be able to resume life at a normal pace.

Enough of Hurricane Irma. It wreaked havoc and Stress. But what about STRESS on a daily basis? Irma’s stress would be the result of a traumatic experience.

Stress is exasperating. I consider my Dad to have been a wise man. He was a dentist by profession and a farmer at heart. His talents included the arts, painting, music, cooking and even sewing. I remember some of his favorite sayings such as: “If you do things right the first time you won’t have to do them over again.” “Why make a mountain out of a mole hill?” And to me, on a regular basis, he was always saying “Ilse, why do you always insist on going to the ‘College of Hard Knocks?” I have come to conclude that he was trying to teach me LIFE is, or should be simple and can be lived without stress. It is man who makes life chaotic or STRESSFUL.

So – what is STRESS? The Webster Collegiate Dictionary tells us “Stress is a constraining force or influence” e.g. “a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress another body or body part; a state resulting from a stressful situation; mental tensions resulting from…strain, pressure, intense effort or exertion, sound (loudness). In other words to subject ones self to physical or psychological stress, etc.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary defines STRESS – in medicine, as the result produced when a structure, system or organism is acted upon by a stressor (an agent or condition capable of producing stress). It is generally believed that biological organisms require a certain amount of stress in order to maintain their well-being. However when Stress occurs in quantities that the system cannot handle – it produces pathological changes.

Image result for free pics of causes of stressThe concept of stress originally developed by Hans Selys, was to show cause rather than effect. Through linguistic error, however, he gave the term stress to effect and then later had to create the word ‘stressor’ for the cause.

If stress – generally speaking is the cause of many if not most of man’s issues, then what can be done to counteract the STRESSOR? Everyone individually, stresses out (so to speak) in their own way. What causes you to stress may be different from what causes someone else to stress.

Image result for free pics of ways to relieve stressCAUSE OF STRESS: physical or emotional change or environment that requires you to respond, e.g. minor issues, major lifestyle changes (definitely a cause of stress in the elderly population), family, work issues, anxiety, death, moving, mental or physical illness, divorce, traumatic events, fear. This is a short list of things that can cause stress.

EFFECTS OF STRESS: The question remains – is Stress the cause or the effect? My research shows it as both. As the effect – prolonged stress may develop into many things of which many can be health issues, e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism, problems with adrenal gland functioning if left untreated, heart issues, diabetes, mental problems etc.

COPING WITH STRESS: The first step to coping with stress is paying attention to the signs. These may include a daily headache, unexplained muscle pain, joint inflammation, irritability, decreased concentration, or insomnia, etc. These sound like things people face as being associated with a myriad of other diseases or health issues. So it stands to reason these issues, to include stress, are related to one another.

The question remaining is HOW DO YOU GET RID OF STRESS?

Image result for free pics of ways to relieve stressI like what the WebMD suggests: “To reduce stress, WebMD recommends engaging in activities that help the body to regain its center, such as practicing deep breathing techniques, sitting in meditation, relying on close family and friends for support and developing methods to improve appreciation for what is already present in life. Spending time being physical, finding something to laugh about and listening to uplifting music are, as well, ways to decrease stress.” (My favorite)

Exercise has been proven to alter the brain’s state of being by releasing pleasant chemicals into the bloodstream that calm the nerves. “WebMD suggests trying yoga, simple stretching, stair climbing or brisk walking as quick ways to make the body feel more at ease.”

WebMD also tells us that “Stress is often exacerbated by an habitual pattern of worrying and negative thinking.” To combat this, WebMD recommends maintaining a gratitude journal to keep track of the small cheerful things in life that might otherwise be overlooked. This helps to slowly change the mind’s focus from a pessimistic perspective to a positive outlook, eventually lessening the burden of stress that accumulates within the body. It is also helpful to sit in silence for a short period and gently turn the mind’s attention to the areas of the body that may be tense from carrying stress. Visualizing the release of this tension can help signal muscles and nerves to relax. (I have done this…and it works).

I have learned that stress compromises your nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Like all health issues, stress symptoms take a long time to generate. Good news, stress can also be reduced by using natural methods, such as natural herbal supplements, some teas and even foods. Image result for free pics of ways to relieve stressThe most effective way of reducing stress naturally, then, is to use a combination of these remedies along with the physical and mental remedies suggested above.

Image result for free pics of ways to relieve stressI like the herbs. In the FYI store we have an Herbal Formula for the Nerves that helps relieve stress and anxiety. We also carry a Heal All Tea that helps to rid one of headaches, inflammatory conditions, and etc. It is well-known that Chamomile and green tea are two of the most commonly known herbs that help people who are stressed. PaImage result for free pics of ways to relieve stressssion flower and kava teas are also said to be effective in treating anxiety and other negative feelings. I have used these teas and they do work. The herbal supplements we carry to reduce the pressure of stress are available in capsule or liquid extract form.

As mentioned before, exercise (yoga, breathing and stretching practices) can be very beneficial in treating stress because it releases the neurotransmitters called endorphins, which cause a person to experience positive emotions. These activities, along with meditation can cause changes in brain chemistry that allow a person to feel relaxed and at peace. And last, but not least, faith in God and personal prayer greatly releases stress from ones life. I heard many testimonies at church about this very method. The calm and peace of mind was felt by many who had been traumatized by Hurricane Irma.

Now we are watching Hurricane Marie and Lee – which seem to be following Irma’s path, but as of last night should turn north before they get to Florida.

Image result for free pics of ways to relieve stressMore STRESS – I pray not! Let us all work on becoming STRESS FREE!



Image result for free pictures of sciatic nerveI received an inquiry from one of my readers about the Sciatica Nerve. This blog is to give ienformation to you of what, where, and how the sciatica nerve functions. (Resources: Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; & The Detox Miracle Source Book by Robert Morse, N.D.)

SCIATICA….is severe pain in the leg along the course of the sciatica nerve felt and at the back of the thigh running down the inside of the leg.  The SCIATICA NERVE is “the largest nerve in the body, arising from the sacral plexus on either side, passing from the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen, down the back of the thigh where it divides into tibial and peroneal nerves.” In laymen terms: it begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb. “Lesions cause paralysis of flexion and of adduction and abduction of toes, rotation inward and adduction of foot; plantar flexion and lowering of ball of foot; anesthesia (partial or complete loss of sensation) in cutaneous distribution (external popliteal nerve); paralysis of dorsal flexion and adduction (movement in case of digits toward axial line of a limb) of foot; rotation of ball of foot outward and of raising external border of foot and of extension of toes.” It is also the longest and widest single nerve in the human body, going from the top of the leg to the foot. It is derived from the spinal nerves known as L4 to S3.

“Trauma of the sciatic nerve can result from a ruptured intervertebral disk or osteoarthrosis of lumbosacral vertebrae. Inflammation of the sciatic nerve can result from metabolic, toxic, or infectious disorders.” Continue reading “Sciatica!”

Joint Pain

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I hear it said over and over, “My knees hurt; my hips hurt; my ankles hurt; my back hurts; my whole body hurts.” Then comes – “I guess that is part of aging – I’m just getting old. Because my joints hurt…the doctor tells me I have arthritis.”

All words that end in ‘itis’ means that there is inflammation somewhere in the body. Most joint pain is – or so it is said by the doctors, is experienced because of arthritis, of which there are two forms, osteoarthritis (the most common form), and rheumatoid arthritis. Other forms of joint pain include gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.

For years, folks have been told that arthritisjoint pain is simply a sign of aging. I find that many folks thrive on that belief…it gives them something to talk about with their aging peers and a reason to go to the doctor. It has also been believed that it cannot be fixed or reversed. Today, this is a hot topic of many conversations.

What one must realize, is, that to experience joint pain is to experience inflammation. Yes, joint pain is a product of inflammation. To control inflammation is to control joint pain. And AGAIN – the safest, most powerful and consistent way is an anti-inflammatory DIET. However, doctors are constantly treating joint pain with ibuprofen, acetaminophen and a myriad of prescription pain medications. These over-the-counter and prescription meds have risks (side effects) which can include gastrointestinal damage, anemia, hearing loss, hypertension, cardiac arrest, to name just a few, and can cause opioid addiction – which is a topic of discussion today as reaching dangerous epidemic proportions.

Again this method of treatment is treating only the symptoms PAIN, and not the cause the STAD (Standard American Diet).

I know, I sound like a broken record – preaching to the deaf ear of “I can’t change what I eat.” “Oh no, I’m in my comfort zone, so don’t ask me to not eat this or not eat that.

Well folks – GOT JOINT PAIN? Start consuming an anti-inflammatory diet. Begin with –Stop the milk and cheese consumption…in fact all dairy products. Why? You say. Because these foods are like glue – causing mucus buildup etc. The University of Michigan research team found that “the casein in cheese binds to opioid receptors in the brain. It changes the brain circuitry.” Research also shows that Cassia (a gum which comes in powder form and comes from evergreen trees) is, as well, used in cheese making. It is used as a thickener, emulsifier, mucilage, foam stabilizer, moisture retention agent and texturizing agent. This additive may not sound inhibiting to you – but it is – it is, as already mentioned, ‘like glue causing mucus buildup.’

Milk as mentioned in an earlier blog is linked to a wide array of health issues. Did you know that cow’s milk is the blood of the cow without the hemoglobin (the red part of the blood). It is well-known that pasteurized and processed dairy products are very difficult for the human body to process. The inflammation triggered is a sign that your body treats these foods (milk and cheese) like it would a harmful foreign agent. Researchers say it is no longer believed that milk builds strong bones. Yes, technically, milk contains calcium, but not enough to matter. Research now correlates milk with bone weakness and fractures, and is an overall risk of mortality. It is also linked with leaky gut syndrome, and systemic inflammation which links to JOINT PAIN.

It is a challenge to cut milk and cheese out of your diet…these are staples that you are in love with – especially cheese. Cheese was one of my addictions. Every time I ate it, I would experience body inflammation and my joints would hurt. I quit eating it; all the symptoms went away…and my brain circuitry reset so I don’t crave cheese anymore – well maybe, once in a while. I am working on developing a strong constitution. I never was addicted to milk.

A dairy free and gluten-free diet has been shown, through research, to significantly reduce JOINT PAIN, and improve the leaky gut syndrome (where toxins leak into the bloodstream triggering systemic inflammation).

What to do?  Again, QUIT DAIRY!  If you must have milk, learn how to Make your own milk – out of almonds, coconut, cashews, etc. If this seems like a chore then buy these milks at your local grocery store, or health food store. Experiment with them on your cereal and with cooking and baking. Let your brain circuitry reset to these New Milks – mm good!  Soon you will no longer crave or need cow’s milk. Young children will benefit greatly by this ‘quit dairy’ change. Milk allergies could become nonexistent, immune systems will get stronger, and soon “look Mommy, I am not sick!”

You will never know if cutting out dairy products works until you try it. You will be surprised as you experience less inflammation and joint pain.

I will be donating blood for the folks in Texas. Support their recovery efforts by finding your own way to give to those in need. We here in Florida know what they are experiencing. We have been there and done that. Keep those folks in your prayers!



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Summer and seasonal weather changes go hand in hand no matter where you live. Here in Florida – summer weather means hurricane season. However, life goes on.


DETOXIFICATION? Is it different from DIETING?

We all, at one time or another, have gotten caught in the Terrible Triangle of overeating, poor nutrition and dieting. It is important to know that detoxification and dieting mean a lifestyle change and commitment. Doing both will help a person to lose weight if that is their goal.

Let’s not call detoxing, dieting. Detoxification is the process of reducing the toxic properties of the poisonous substances we take into our system, or body, by what we eat. (See my earlier blog).  Diet refers to ‘a way of living’ – the liquid and solid food substances regularly consumed in the course of normal living. Dieting is the regulated food allowance in the system. Or, in other words, eating foods specifically prepared for restrictive diets. Restrictive dieting is difficult for anyone who wants to lose weight, and stay fit.

In my last blog, you learned how to Detoxify. Detoxification and Dieting are two different things.

Today, I want to discuss DIETING. Dieting is thrust into our lives in many ways. You see programs on TV, hear programs on the Radio, see articles in Magazines and who can keep count of the subject in thousands of Books.

Diet can refer to: bland diet; calcium (high and low) diet; elimination diet; low-fat diet; feeding diet, fluid diet, liquid diet, roughage diet, salt-free diet, sippy diet; soft diet, gluten-free, and etc. There are diets for all of your ailments, to include: diabetes, for energy, for depression, for heart maintenance – you name it, someone, somewhere will dream up a diet to fix everything. Herein lies the danger  – going along with the present day flow of dieting if ands and buts. Think, are they good for you, do they work, are they safe. I could write a book on dieting, but the world doesn’t need another ho-hum book on how to diet.

Use common senseBE CAUTIOUS!

In SUMMARY: A diet should contain these basic elements of nutrition: water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, roughage, and vitamins.   Simply put: Water – keeps the body hydrated and helps with the consumption of roughage, Carbohydrates are needed for energy and for the vitamins and minerals they carry, Protein builds muscles and repairs body tissue, Fat (the right kind) is needed for energy, for insulation and lubrication, and for various cellular functions involving fat-soluble vitamins, Roughage  – is indigestible fiber of fruits, vegetables, and cereals which acts as a stimulant to aid intestinal peristalsis. What a person needs to do is find a sensible balance of these nutritional elements. I say sensible because diet hopping…trying this and that and whatever changes your metabolism and alters your body chemistry, makes you more likely to gain weight – as if you had never dieted, brings on illness, causes
dis-ease (disease) throughout the body and puts your health in jeopardy.

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Exercise – is also a critical factor in weight control and good health. Muscular activity burns fat. Exercise also increases the lean body mass. Aerobic exercise is the most successful type of exercise in reaching and maintaining your goals. However, it is not for everyone. I find low impact aerobic exercise is better. Walking, jogging (if able), bicycling, swimming, hiking, and my preferences, Tai Chi and Yoga are all good ways to exercise – you don’t have to run out and sign up for all the FAD exercise methods on the market today. HOWEVER, in choosing instruction in any of these genre – do your research to find out what works best for you.

Keep in mind – ALWAYS, that Poor Nutrition is modern man’s luxury. We are what we eat. Look in the mirror – do you like what you see? If losing weight is your goal, put your effort into the following steps:
1) check with your doctor.
2) Begin a regular exercise program.
3) Adjust your diet by reducing the amount of fats and sugars that you eat.
4) Plan your meals to include lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, eating no red meats (beef, pork, lamb) – but instead eat white meats (chicken, turkey, fish), however – sparingly.
5) Finally be patient. Permanent weight loss can be a slow process…as was the weight gain.

As a normal healthy individual – to stay healthy, AVOID THE TERRIBLE TRIANGLE of overeating, poor nutrition, and – at this point, Improper Dieting.


Basic Starter Detox Cleansing Program

My Detox Diet Plan was posted as a blog early on. However, some of my followers have requested that I post it again…so here is an Update of the original version. Enjoy!


1.  FASTLemon Juice Fast. Do for 1-2 days. DO NOT EAT ANY OTHER FOODS.
2.  BASIC MENU FOR 2-3 WEEKS: Do 7 days a week.
*  BREAKFAST: Any combination of fruits you like – or Melons. However, if you choose Melons do not mix it with any other fruit.
*  SNACK: Any dried or fresh fruit, or freshly juiced vegetable or fruit juice
*  LUNCH: Any Fresh Fruit you like. Buy what is in season in your area. Avoid (for now) pineapple and cranberry).
*  SNACK:  Any dried or fresh fruit, or freshly juiced vegetable or fruit juice.
*  DINNER: Large raw vegetable salad (do not use iceberg lettuce as it constipate’s). You can put anything in it you like. Use Balsamic Vinegar dressing or just sprinkle it with fresh lemon juice and light extra virgin olive oil. OR you can have a small dish of Vegetable Soup (no tomatoes). MAKE IT YOURSELF.


2 tbsp. Lemon or Lime juice (fresh squeezed)
1/2 to 3/4 tbsp. Real Maple syrup or Honey
pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1 – 8-10 oz glass of cold or warm water)

Combine the ingredients. Do not use canned, bottled, or frozen lemon or lime juice. The Cayenne Pepper adds an additional increase of vitamin C and B-complex, as well as an additional lift. You might want to make this a quart at a time because you will be drinking it all day.  You may drink as much as you want and as often as you want. Remember to only drink this and eat no other foods or drinks. It is an easy 1-2 day fast.

1.  Drink 1-8 oz. glass of water before you eat and after you eat, but not as you eat. You can drink water anytime during the day, just not at the same time as you eat – because it dilutes the natural digestive juices which you don’t want to do.
3.  DISCONTINUE THE USE OF COFFEE, TEA, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS IF THEY APPLY. You can keep taking any prescription medications as needed until you don’t need them any more per your doctor’s okay.
4.  You may experience weakness – so GET PLENTY OF REST. The detoxification has begun.
5.  Exercise only mildly or not at all during the Detox Period. Walking is okay. Let your body dictate what you can and cannot do.
6.  A ‘DETOX EXPECTATION AND HEALING CRISIS’ pamphlet is available on request.
7.  HERBAL DETOX FORMULAS – are available for you to purchase at our Store site: ( – easier to select if you have had consultation.

AS A ‘LEVEL II DETOXIFICATION SPECIALIST’, I AM AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. I counsel on how to begin your NEW LIFESTYLE and the HERBAL FORMULAS needed that relate to your specific health issues. The  consultation is FREE!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Ilse C – Email me at:

AND: YES, you will be able to eat some of your favorite thingsONCE IN AWHILE – that is if you follow the program.