frequently asked questions

I was going to do a post today finishing up my natural remedies but after eating my first tofu-turkey at Thanksgiving, a lot of questions were raised.

I sat there with my tofu-turkey, vegan stuffing, and my vegan chocolate cake. Surrounded by family that could not wait to dig in to their buttery, fatty, Shoprite bought turkey. The tofu-turkey got passed around and my grandmother was the only one that took a bite. And she said she liked it actually; the others were too scared to try. My grandmother looked at me and asked the first question,

Q: Animals were put on this earth to eat, don’t you think? What else are they here for?
A: Animals were put on this earth to eat. I agree. I agree 100 percent. What I DON’T agree with is the hormones, antibiotics and the living conditions of these animals before they are brought to their death and put on our table to eat. It’s repulsive. The way we eat has changed drastically in the past 50 years but meat producing companies STILL have America believing that we live in an agrarian society. We aren’t eating MEAT from a beautiful, tiny farm anymore. We are eating “MEAT-LIKE PRODUCTS” from a huge, disgusting factory. The industry does not want us to know the truth about the meat we are eating.

Q: Vegetables can’t fill you up. Can they?
A: Yes, they do. Not only do vegetables contain protein but they are NUTRIENT DENSE. The “food-like” products we eat are HIGH in calories and LOW in nutrients. Vegetables are LOW in calories and HIGH in nutrients. Are bodies are craving these nutrients that processed food and meat just can’t give us. Therefore, we over eat.

Q: Do you get enough protein?
A: Just stop. Obviously you don’t know a thing about nutrition if you don’t think I am getting enough protein. Have you ever heard of a protein deficiency? You would have to be extremely anorexic and not eating at all to have one. I get plenty of plant-based protein.

Q: If I killed a deer in the woods and brought it home to cook would you eat it?
A: That’s kinda disgusting. So, no. Haha!

Q: If I raised a chicken in my backyard would you eat it for Christmas dinner?
A: No. Because, I feel like I wouldn’t want to eat your pet chicken.

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Wishing everyone a HAPPY HAPPY Thanksgiving.

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” I know of nothing else in medicine that can come close to what a plant-based diet can do.”

– Colin T. Campbell

“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.”

-Kevin Trudeau

What are we putting in our body? I sat in my hospital gown across from my Neurologist, staring at me. My doctor could sense I was scared and confused and said to me, “You can eat whatever you want. You don’t have to change your diet.  We will get you on medicine as soon as possible, just don’t smoke. Diet has little to do with your health.”  I stared back dumbfounded.  Diet has LITTLE to do with your health? So you’re telling me I can injest processed food, “food-like” substances, weird ingredients and just take my medicine and mask the root of the problem? I couldn’t be more passionate about this subject. How can a doctor sit there and tell me that what we put into our bodies EVERY day has NOTHING to do with our health. Disgusting.  I never went back to that doctor.

And no, I refuse to take medication.  People tell me i’m crazy.  But I am on medication, my food is my medicine.  Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine said, “Let food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food,”  And now we have doctors telling sick people that food has little to do with health.  How did we drift so far from this advice Hippocrates gives us?

Okay. So meds supress symptoms. They are far from a cure.  They are like throwing a blanket over a mound of trash in your living room. People tend to become dependent on meds, which often come with side effects and then another medication, and then more side effects and then another medication. It’s a vicious cycle. For most Multiple Sclerosis medications, they are all so new to the market we don’t even know the long term side effects. But it kinda blows my mind that we think taking a pill twice a day, everyday, won’t effect you long term.

What we eat today isn’t food.  We can’t expect to live a healthy life while exisiting on products that are highly processed and eaten for convienence.  We need to start thinking in the mindset that food is fuel. What we eat directly effects how you feel physically and mentally.

Through my studies of healing foods and living and spreading the wellness of a diet filled with vegetables and fruit, I’ve created some juice recipies to share. To get maximum benefits adopt a whole food, plant-based diet.

COMMON COLD/FLU

Carrot (HIGHEST SOURCE OF VITAMIN A), Orange (VITAMIN C duh.), Ginger (ANTI-INFLAMMATORY), cayenne pepper (breaks up the mucus, moves it out, moves the cold out)

ACNE

Cucumber (contains SILICA which improves complexion and health of the skin), Carrot (BETA CAROTENE = VITAMIN A = ANTIOXIDANT) Lemon (CLEANSING agent)

BLOATING

Mint (SOOTHES INTENTINAL TRACT), Ginger (ANTI-INFLAMMATORY), Cucumber 

EXHAUSTION

(No we aren’t going to juice coffee)

Take a wheatgrass shot! (One shot is equivalent to 1.5 POUNDS of veg)

Natural Sugar Mid-day Pick Me Up:

Grapes, orange, lemon

Okay. I have SO so many more. But right now I must leave the computer and get some VITAMIN D.

xxx