Gobble, Gobble, Gobble….

 

A large group of turkeys in a field….brings to mind when my children were small, we lived on the outskirts of a city in Utah. Not far down the road from our house was a huge piece of property where, all of a sudden, in the month of September and October, there would appear 100’s of turkeys. You had to go on this road to get to town. The kids would roll down the windows of the car, because as we went by you could hear the ‘gobble, gobble, gobble‘ of the turkeys. For that few months of the year this field of turkeys became a tourist attraction, as people would line up at the fence and ‘gobble, gobble, gobble‘ along with the turkeys. I often wondered if the turkeys knew they would soon end up on someone’s dinner table. By the end of November the property would be empty again.

Many years later, here in Florida, I remember going to dinner for Thanksgiving at one of my children’s home. She and her family lived again, on the outskirts of town. Her husband got up very early in the morning to hunt for a wild turkey, which he successfully brought home for dinner that day. It was a ‘mmm’ good Thanksgiving dinner. Today she and her family live on their cattle ranch. It is fun to sit in the backyard and watch the ‘wild turkey’ roam among the cattle. They now feed the wild turkeys, instead of eating them.

This year in October, one of my daughters and I were attending a golf tournament, and as we were going from one hole to the next, off the side of the cart path we saw wild turkey’s among the trees.

Getting away from the turkey stories. It seems God has always provided food for his children, from ‘manna’ and ‘quail’ during the time of Moses right up until now.

Turkey day has become ‘THANKSGIVING DAY’! It is a special time of the year when we can and should give thanks to our ‘Heavenly Father’ for not only the food we can partake of, but for all the blessings he provides during the year, and our lifetime here on earth. In my case, I feel the need to thank Him, not only on one day of the year, but everyday, as should we all.

I wish everyone who may be reading this blog, a very HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! May GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!

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With love from me, Ilse C

Life versus Natural Healing

We were given our bodies by God as perfect machines down to the very last cell. What we do with natural healing is repair those aging, dying cells to restore them back to the way they were to begin with so they work the way they should work. A full body transformation means no frail muscles, brittle hair, wrinkly skin, sick organs – lungs, heart, joints, brain, etc. Cellular renewal is stored inside your mitochondria which are microscopic structures deep within every cell in the body. Mitochondria controls how long the body’s cells live and die when the body starts to grow old. It provides energy  to the entire body.

The modern lifestyle that people live today is not the lifestyle God intended for us to live. But, then, He did give us freedom of choice. Face it folks, the universe today is messed up with pollution, radiation from cell phones, toxins in the water and food, pesticides, and on and on. The bottom line, however, there is HOPE! Even after the body has begun to fall apart, there is still hope for cell renewal by restoring the mitochondria in the cells. IT ALL BEGINS WITH A CHANGE OF LIFESTYLE TO INCLUDE THE FOODS YOU EAT, A CHANGE IN EATING HABITS, AND NOT ABUSING THE BODY WITH ALCOHOL, DRUGS, NICOTINE, CAFFEINE, ETC.

HOW? Act on the knowledge you are receiving about good nutrition, not only from my blog, but from the myriad of information on the net by other reputable nutritionists, and doctors of natural healing. If you have multiple health issues, FIX THE CAUSE and DON’T JUST RELIEVE OR TREAT THE SYMPTOMS!

God Bless!

 

Natural Food Remedies

These foods are the last on my list of FOODS THAT HEAL, although there are many other foods out there.

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  • WALNUTS: Lower cholesterol, combat cancer, boosts memory, lifts mood, and protects against heart disease.
  • WATER: Promotes weight loss, combats cancer, conquers kidney stones, smoothes skin.
  • WATERMELON: Protects the prostate, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, controls blood pressure, and is the most alkaline of all the fruits.
  • WHEAT GERM: Combats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, and improves digestion.
  • WHEAT BRAN: Combats Colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps and stops strokes, and also improves digestion.
  • YOGURT: Better if you make it yourself. Guards against ulcers, strengthens bones, lowers cholesterol, supports immune system, and aids in digestion.

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HAVE A GREAT FOOD DAY!

Avocado Madness

Bravo for the Avocado!

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Avocados, native to Central and South America, were introduced to Asia around two centuries ago and are also popular in the Philippines, Indonesia and the US. There are several varieties. In the US the Hass Avocado seems to be popular in California, but here in Florida they grow a different variety which is much larger and has a smoother outside skin.  Personally, I like the Florida Avocado because it is bigger, and has just as rich a flavor as the Hass Avocado, not to mention the nutrient value of both.

The pale yellowish creamy flesh is rich in oil, vitamins and protein. You will find a large beige stone in the middle. To remove the stone, I hit it with the knife to insert it in the stone, twist the knife and out comes the stone. The flesh can be eaten and served in many different ways from putting it in a smoothie, pureed, mixed with fruit to make a salad, made into soup, used as an appetizer, guacamole, and making avocado ice cream, one of my favorite things to do: the list goes on and on. I also like to poke holes in the flesh with a fork while it is in the skin, spray lemon or lime juice into it and eat the flesh out with a spoon. Avocado has “an exotic past and a glamourous reputation” as its culinary uses are endless. It is loaded with Omega 3 oil, a nutrient fat, not a bad fat, which is believed to be very beneficial for continued good health.

Everyone everywhere has their own way of selecting avocados when buying them to tell if they are ripe, storing them, and/or ripening them more after buying one they are not sure is ripe when they buy it. Here in Florida when you leave them out to ripen them you have to watch them everyday or they will over ripen as they ripen fast in a bowl on the counter.

Putting preparation aside, I want to introduce you to the SEED. Image result for free pictures of avocado seeds  Yes, I said SEED of the avocado. Most commonly, they are thrown in the trash, or some people, as I used to do, try to grow them into trees. It was a fruitless task for me, as I never had the room in my yard, and then found that to grow them well and get fruit you had to have a male and female tree. How do you know whether your seed is male or female.

Back to the seed. I recently found out that the seeds are edible, that they are a wonderful source of antioxidants, contain about 20 vitamins and minerals and given its nutritious make-up, there are many benefits to include better heart and digestive health; healthy skin, hair and eyes; cancer prevention and weight loss, among others.

The question is – how do you eat the seed as it is not a nut?

After taking the seed from the fruit, you wash the seed, dry the seed, peel the seed, cut the seed into smaller pieces and grind the seed into a powder. Watch the attached short video – you will be amazed.

As you can see, the Avocado seed is edible. The powder can be, as it was indicated in the video, put in your smoothie, sprinkled on salads, and I would add put into soups, casseroles, even added to your homemade avocado ice cream, or just put in a salt shaker and sprinkle it on everything you eat. It will add those extra antioxidants that you need to your diet. Last, but not least you can also make it into a tea. I will be putting the chunky powder into tea bags – which are easy to use. Or, it can be put into a tea Image result for pic of tea infusers Image result for pic of tea infusers infuser. You can also add grated ginger Image result for pics of ginger root to the infuser and there you have it a tea rich in nutrients. The video tells you that the powder really has little taste to it, so you can add lemon, and/or a natural sweetener such as honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, Stevia, or Truvia. You can drink the tea hot or iced which is very tasty with an:

Avocado Egg Salad Open Faced Sandwich
1/2  avocado – mashed
1  hard boiled egg – peeled and chopped
1  Tbsp red onion – diced
1  Tbsp pickled banana pepper – cut into small pieces
1/4  tsp. ground sea salt
2  tsp. lemon or lime juice

Stir all the ingredients together. Spread on whole-grain bread rounds that have been toasted and spread with coconut butter spread, or real butter. Mmm Good!

Hope you enjoyed this information as much as I enjoyed researching it and sharing it with you – my readers.

WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT DAY! MAY GOD BLESS!