I was never much of a cook. I couldn’t seem to get that timing thing down quite right. Over time, I actually learned to like very well-done, often times totally burnt food, especially toast and pizza. Back then, my smoke detector doubled as my oven timer as well as my “time for dinner” bell, and my mantra to my intimidated friends became, “Oh, just scrape off the burnt part and eat it" it’s not gonna kill ya!” Al» though the firefighters of engine #9 came over to see me many times, my guests usually only came over once; for some reason they always wanted to go out to eat.


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This beautiful and richly flavored soup is perfect for small glasses or big bowls during the holidays. Enjoy it with your favorite flax crackers! Yield: 5 Cups 1 cup shredded green cabbage ½ cup finely diced red onion 2.75 cups chopped red beet ½ cup chopped red onion ½ avocado 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped […]

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In 1975, I began to develop a vision improvement procedure that I called “open focus.” I soon realized that this method affected a lot more than vision. The technique was based on a specific aspect of human behavior that I had observed for many years – behavior that deals with the way in which we habitually approach our life experiences and consequently learn. I noticed that most people were always looking for something specific in life and that in this process they missed everything they weren’t looking for. Since it appears that most of life’s revelations occur when we are not looking for them, I began to realize that the way in which most of us were seeing was only allowing us to view, and thereby experience, a partial reality.


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As we set aside some time during this Holiday season to be grateful for the many blessings in our lives let us not forget to give thanks for the greatest gift of all – the gift of family and friends! It occurs to me that the best thing we can do to enjoy the company […]

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No man is an island, and there is no question that we need others in our lives to maintain vitality. In fact studies show that interaction with others is a major factor in longevity. The simple act of reaching out lowers our blood pressure and releases endorphins. It is a fact that those who have the largest support systems also live the longest.


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Want fresh food but the cold of winter has your garden trapped behind a heavy layer of frost? Good news! You can sprout indoors any time of the year! Not only does sprouting provide you with a fresh meal, but it gives you the most nutrient dense food on the planet! Why Sprout? Nutrition: Sprouts […]

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Life is longer than you think. Don’t quit before it’s over. Lying in bed and reading Runner’s World magazine, I came upon an interesting article about running guru Bart Yasso. He’s famous in running circles (no pun intended). He’s famous for his staggeringly fast running speeds at just about every crazy marathon known to man, […]

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One day during her senior year, Ruth Whalen broke out in hives. She assumed she was allergic to the clams she had eaten earlier in the week and an emergency room doctor injected her with epinephrine (adrenaline). She became psychotic. Unknowingly, she had an anaphylactic response — not to eating clams, but to drinking Coca-Cola. Ruth was allergic to caffeine. Already overstimulated, the adrenaline took her over the edge.


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Spontaneous sweats, headaches, full body tension... These are only a few of the many symptoms that comprise anxiety. Today, over 40 million Americans are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and what is worse is that the number of undiagnosed people who suffer from anxiety is much higher. While it is common to think that medication is the answer to your anxious symptoms, in reality, it only masks the surface signs of your anxiety and never treats the root causes. Will you get short-term relief from pharmaceuticals? Most likely. However, there is nothing empowering about a pill, and your anxiety will always be there haunting you until you start to deal with it in a healthy and confident way. As a young woman who suffered from a decade-long, severe and chronic anxiety disorder, I, too, believed that medication was the only "cure" for me. When I started incorporating the following practices into my daily routine, though, I saw dramatic results and a significant decrease in my anxiety. Admission, affirmation, meditation and prayer all gave me what no drug ever could, an overwhelming sense of empowerment and true healing for my disorder.


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Most people aspire to have their homes decorated on the outside with an attractive lawn consisting of a nice green carpet of mono-cultured green grass framed by a few ornamental shrubs, some colorful flowers and perhaps accentuated with a few attractive trees. Some enterprising individuals may even plant a garden to cultivate fresh fruits and […]

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Here in south Florida our holidays are hardly the winter wonderland depicted in seasonal cards. So while the rest of the country settles in with a warm beverage we like to keep it on the cooler side after coming back from the beach. What better way to capture the essence of the holiday season in our […]

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Always wanted to show your friends and family how amazing raw vegan can actually be? This recipe is a show stopper! YIELD one 8-INCH PIE Ingredients For the filling: 3 cups pumpkin, thinly sliced 2 cups carrots, thinly sliced 1½ cups of water ¼ tbsp. pumpkin spice ½ tbsp. cinnamon 2 tbsp vanilla, alcohol free ½ […]

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Blue-green Algae There are various types of algae, but the most vital blue-green algae are harvested from Klamath Lake in Oregon. It’s simply an incredible food, perhaps unmatched on this earth. While providing more protein than almost any other food, it also contains virtually every trace mineral, essential fatty acids, and oxygen-rich chlorophyll. It is […]

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Do you want to create the perfect “turkey” substitute for your thanksgiving feast? We got you covered! To top it off, you will be super thankful for how easy this dish is to make! Ingredients: 3 C. Soaked and rinsed Walnuts 2 C. Carrots, chopped 1 C. Celery, chopped ½ C. Onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. Poultry […]

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Rosemary- The Herb of Remembrance Rosemary is a delightfully fragrant herb that stimulates the palate, the olfactory senses as well as the mind. Its’ pine-like fragrance and pungent flavor adds a savory taste to sauces, dips, dressings, soups, stews. A favorite culinary seasoning used especially during the holiday period rosemary’s wonderful smell is often used […]

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The secret to successful gardening is in the quality of the soil. The plants that we tend to cultivate need lots of humus (the organic component of soil) and minerals in order to grow strong, healthy, and vibrant. In organic gardening that means compost and rock dust. The compost provides humus and nitrogen while the […]

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Health challenges:  Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Apnea, Sciatic Nerve Pain, Fasciitis Tendon pain, Heel Spurs, Constipation, Sexual Inactivity, Brain Fog, Diabetes, Leg Neuropathy, Loss of Feeling in Feet, Failing Eyesight, 7 Medications, etc. Hippocrates helped me get rid of: Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Apnea, […]

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YIELD: 3.5 CUPS 2 cups pumpkin seeds, soaked 1 cup chopped cucumber, optional 1 cup chopped zucchini, optional 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon ground coriander seed 2 teaspoons kelp powder 3/4 cup water 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice, optional 2 tablespoons pumpkin seed oil 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or Nama Shoyu […]

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Alpha-linolenic (ALA) acid is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. It is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids in algal oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Your body can change alpha-linolenic acid into EPA and DHA. Alpha-linolenic acid is also found in flaxseed oil, hemp oil, marine phytoplankton, AFA Algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), chia seed and walnuts, to name a few sources. These are all good sources of this important nutrient.


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