Thursday, April 2, 2015

Purely Living Website Is Moving

Many of you have been wtih me at this URL since 2010 - and I think you for your many visits. I want to redirect you to my NEW SITE.

My wellness journey is really taking me on a path I had never imagined, and I officially formed Purely Living Wellness LLC  in November of 2014.

With that, a new website has been created and it is there that I will be posting new articles, recipes, and eventually - transferring much of what is available here - to Purely Living Wellness.

Many of you will be thrilled that recipes are categorized at the new site.  I will try to move the most often requested recipes first. This will take time, which is something I do not have much of as I work on developing a protocol that will help my husband heal from hsi cancer.

In addition to Arbonne, I have expanded to offer hyperthermia sessions using  BioMat far infrared therapy and bio-electro pulse therapy, otherwise known as frequency therapy sessions, using the Wellness Pro 2010+.

Arbonne skincare, alkaline based nutrition (a part of our anti cancer diet protocol), BioMat, Wellness Pro - as well as additional supplements and holistic treatmens are working together towards helping his body to heal. I am happy to share what I have learned with others and am now available for education consultations as well.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hearty Chicken Cannellini Soup

What does one do in the midst of a blizzard? Make a large pot of hearty, hot soup! Everyone in the family gave this a two thumbs up.  It is very hearty, simple, and delicious!

Vegetarian or on a tight budget? Omit the chicken as the beans will provide plenty of protein and are budget friendly.`

Ingredients, place in a large NOT non-stick pot:
1 32 oz. carton organic vegetable broth
1 can Muir Glen stewed tomatoes
1 can organic tomato paste -
     stir in with first two ingredients and wait 15 min. before adding remaining foods.

12 oz. dry Cannellini Beans (Bob's Red Mill) soaked as directed
1 can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 onion chopped, pre-sauteed with turmeric in olive oil
5 lage cloves of fresh garlic chopped
2 organic chicken breast, pre-cooked, chopped
1 T. Herbamare seasoning
1/2 tsp. organic rosemary

Garnish, if desired, befoe serving each bowl:
Red bell pepper, chopped
Feta - Athenos rosemary/basil, crumbled

I had canned organic black beans on hand, and as I added as an afterthought, I did not have my usual dry beans soaked and ready to go. The beans provide protein and make this soup very filling.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Savory Pancake for Wraps

Today it is nasty outside. We will catch worship service on line at Today we are finishing our series called "Wrecked" from the book of appropriate for a time such as this. It has been rather difficult emotionally, but also it reminds us to wait upon the Lord for healing, however that may be.
Yesterdays pancake was such a hit I decided to go savory. I have smiles chicken sausages in the refrigerator and I decided a wrap is a great way to serve them, since we are still without eggs. I wanted to keep the health benefits of ancient grains, and make a dairy, egg, gluten free...yet protein rich wrap.
There is one special ingredient...a single drop of Young Living rosemary essential oil. It is amazing how on drop of powerfulfood grade healing oil can lightly infuse a large bowl of batter.

In the order listed place in a large batter bowl:
1 cup Silk unsweetened original almond milk
3/4 c. Bobs Red Mill gluten free baking mix (bean based)
1/2 c Teff flour
1/4 c quinoa freshly ground to flour
1/2 c Silk almond milk, whisk ingredients
1/8 c flax seed freshly ground
1/8 c black chia seed, freshly ground
1 tsp Rumford aluminum free baking powder
1/2 c organic applesauce
1/2 c Silk almond milk with 1 drop YL Rosemary essential oil stirred in
1/4 c water

Whisk all briskly. Ensure (ceramic) pan is pre-heated. Drizzle olive oil on pan. Using a soup ladle filled with batter, pour onto pan and use base of ladle to spread into a circle to make thin cake.
Recipe makes 6 pancakes 7-8 inches diameter.

Fill with spinach, sprouts, onions, peppers and avocado for a Vegi wrap. Or use to wrap a sausage, but don't forget your greens!

Be well,

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Vanilla Vegan Protein Pancakes - Elimination Diet Friendly

All psyched up to make vegi packed omelettes this morning - I discovered we were out of free range eggs! Ooops!

Pancakes....well, typically they have eggs. But what if we skipped the eggs? So my daughter and I set out to make a new pancake recipe. I had made Teff pancakes before, which my kids loved.

However, this time I wanted to have "protein power" as I am trying to get a lot of vegan, alkaline based protein into my husband for his recovery. He is a lover of I decided to add in the Arbonne Essentials pure vanilla protein powder - which not only provided sweetness from the low glycemic stevia, but a wonderful vanilla flavor to the pancakes. The result, the kids gobbled them up and my husband, whose appetite had been sparse, asked for a second large pancake. Two thumps up - family approved!  We hope you enjoy these pancakes. If you have children in the home, get them involved. Kids love to use the coffee grinder to grind up the seeds.

These pancakes provide fuel for the brain and muscles. Because they are low glycemic - it is the perfect pancake recipe for those conscience of stabilizing blood sugars, such as those with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Vanilla Vegan Protein Pancakes
(Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Low Glycemic)

1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup teff flour
1/2 cup sweet sorghum flour
1/4 cup of freshly ground quinoa to make flour
1 T of freshly ground flax seed
1 T of freshly ground black chia seed
2 scoops Arbonne essentials vanilla protein powder

1 cup organic applesauce
1 t. quality vanilla extract (do not use artificial!)
2 T of quality cinnamon
1 t. Baking powder (Rumford aluminum free)
1/2 cup unsweetened Silk original almond milk
3 drops liquid stevia extract (NOW Better Stevia Liquid Extract - optional)

Mix all ingredients in order listed above until well blended. Add extra milk if desired. 
Stevia extract is optional, the pancakes are sweet enough with the vanilla protein powdeer and sweet sorghum flour.  Depending on the desired consitency, you may wish to add up to an additional 1/2 cup of almond milk.

Place on hot ceramic or stainless steel flat pan on medium temperature, that has been prepped with 1/2 t. of cold pressed organic coconut oil.  Make sure pan is hot (medium heat to start) before placing batter on pan. Batter should sizzle when making contact with the pan. Turn down heat to medium low once pan is hot or your pancakes will burn.  It is important to avoid non stick cookware. Even unscratched, it leaches chemicals that are considered excito-toxins.

Serve pancakes with fresh fruit. Using a blender, puree some fruit to make a fresh syrup and add a couple drops of raw honey if desired. Or serve with locally produced maple syrup.

Protein sources for this pancake are in abundance with the use of quinoa and Arbonne Essentials protein powder.  Flax and chia seeds are powerhouses for brain fuel and cell membrane repair. Complex carbohydrates, contrary to those who tout "grain free" diets, are critical for brain function. 

To your health,
Rita S.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Flaxseed Oil Excellent Omega 3 Source

Wow! What a journey this has become!  For the past three years I have brought you news of what I have been learning for healthy living and cancer prevention.  I am repeating the importance of a HIGH QUALITY Omega 3 in the diet.  

I have been studying Omega 3s, which are a critical supplement in the anti-cancer diet. I have posted previously on how an abundance of Omega 6 oils in the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) are considered to be a major contributor to cancer and other disease...keep in mind, foods out of a box or a bag almost ALWAYS have Omega 6. The ration for daily consumption should be 4 parts Omega 3 to 1 part Omega 6.

Beneficial Omega 3s need to be PURE, COLD PRESSED/PROCESSED.  I have been comparing supplements...even those mentioned in my books, "Cancer Free", "Outsmart Your Cancer" ...and as I compare...if Arbonne has a comparable supplement I am consistently finding  it is THE BETTER BRAND. Besides the purity standards, I see incredible insight into the formulations.  In fact, I am becoming more and more impressed as we learn on this journey.

Per the renown Budwig Cancer Diet "Flaxseed oil is the richest source of Omega 3 LNA, essential fatty acid."  

Flaxseed oil is the key ingredient in the Arbonne Omega 3 Plus. I repeat this because many believe fish oil and krill, even purified to be the best Omega 3 source. In fact, many wellness practices will recommend fish or krill oil.  This is contrary to what I am finding, almost across the board, in my cancer protocol books.

Flaxseed oil should be a key element in any healthy living lifestyle plan.  It is important to know that Flaxseed oil goes rancid, and oxidizes quickly. If you use fresh oil, you should grind it yourself, using a coffee grinder. Do not grind more than 2 days worth at a time. 

For those using Omega 3 supplements - my library of holistic, cancer treatment books, do stress the importance of nitrogen be used as a preservative in a flaxseed oil supplement. Which is, of course, how the Arbnnne Omega 3 Plus is preserveed. 

For those on the Budwig protocol to heal from cancer - grinding flaxseed can be time consuming. Daily consumption of fresh flaxseed oil in the Budwig diet is 3 oz/day blended with 2/3 cup organic cottage cheese. At this time, Barlean's is the brand being recommended. If you have cancer, call them and they will work out a special price for those on the Budwig cancer diet protocol. This product does provide all Omegas - 3, 6 and 9 - in necessary ratios. It is important to note that this oil is not hydrogenated - which is a key difference vs. those found in processed foods.

Be well,
Rita S.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tumors Begin 10 Years Prior to Being Picked Up

Surprised?  Cancer starts very very early, as stated by Dr. Leigih Erin Conneally at the World Cure to Cancer Summit.

The cure for cancer is prevention. Per Conneally  we already know how to test early on, but people do not know this. If people would go in for an early cancer screening we could change the world

By the time cancer is stage 4 it is Pallitative - i.e. we will make the best of today Conventional cannot do much with stage 4 cancer. We CAN find cancer in year one with great accuracy that people do not realize.

Two tests EVERY person, available from conventional doctor, should have are:
1. C-reactive protein blood test - non specific marker for inflammation. Inflammation is an indicator needs to be less than ONE.  Even 1.2 - doctor needs to discover why. Does the patient have cancer? By the time medical scans show cancer it has to be year 8 or 10 in the making. If CRP is more than one...make anti-inflammatory changes asap.

2. Vit D test - affects over 200 genes in our body. 99% of all people are deficient. Deficiency is a common denominator in every type of cancer.

Additoinal Testing:available from American Metabolic Laboratory - Cancer Profile
HCG test is test for pregnancy but also malignancy. Two different blood and urine

Enzyme test to determine if a patient has proper oxygenation. Otto Warburg, one of the foremost authorities and scientist of our time, discovered that cancer cells eat sugar, and lower oxgen in a cell.  A cell deprived of oxygen becomes cancerous.
If oxygen is not where it should be it doesn't mean you have cancer but environment in the cells are optimum for cancer to develop.  If HCG is not positive the enzyme test can inform if the environment is prime for cancer.

The membrane of a cell has 30,000 receptors. We have to have proper intake of Essential (meaning not optional) fatty acids to keep the membrane functioning optimally. Walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax...if we are not eating these we need to supplement.  Vegetarian oils are indicating a better option for healthy cell membrane than fish oil, in the latest research.

Enzyme will also test DHEA (stress), CEA (non specific marker for many cancers), hormones, and

Onco Blood Test determines if you have cancer and where.  80 tissue  types of cancer can be detected with this. Available to anyone.

Red Drop Test - checks for DNA that duplicate itself, and measures TK levels, which indicates that cancer may be forming, or if your cells are working as they should be.

Natalase test - only $75  anatalase will tell you how your immune system is working. Not available in the US.  Drawn here and sent to Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Russia.

Conneally stated patients have to be pro active. Doctors just don't know about all the latest tests. Heavy metal testing is critical for cancer patients. Heavy trace mercury presence will prevent cells from healing.

These markers will help you determine if cancer is brewing, saute'ing, or simmering.

Illness is increasing in every age group in every category of disease. If you would like to know where you cancer brewing? You have every right to request these tests.

Final Four Tips from Conneally -

  1. The key to prevention is an anti-inflammatory diet.  (well what do you know, this is what I have been teaching in my Arbonne nutrition workshops for the past four years!)
  2. Patients need to embrace meditation.
  3. Detox often (epsom salt baths, coffee enemas). 
  4. Drink liquid nutrients every day.

May you be healthy and stay that way!
Rita S.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Soy - Is it really a health food?

Touted as a health food for years - we have been misled by those who needed to create a market for soybean crops in the U.S. A wonderful book I recommend is called"Soy Deception", by well known thyroid expert Dr. David Brownstein. When I meet a vegetarian often I can spot those who consume a lot of soy, indicated by the puffiness of the face, particularly around the eyes, as Brownstein explains in his book/video series on thyroid dysfunction. This past summer I attended a vegan potluck with my daughter, and I explained why I avoid soy (spotting three likely soy consumers sitting across from me at the table). Lo and behold, after I explained what I had learned, I learn in return that each was on medication for thyroid issues. Obviously, I was not surprised.

Rather than ask all of you to read Brownstein's book, this link to an article by Dr. Joe Mercola, whom many of you are probably familiar, is a great summary of key points covered in the book. My self-appointed mentor, neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, has written extensively on the ill effects of soy. Although many vegan enthusiasts still tout soy as a health food, even organic has its issues.
All soy, even organic, absorbs more glutamates from the ground than any other plant in the plant kingdom - per Blaylock. Glutamates are a form of neurotoxin - that word alone should make one nervous. Neurotoxins, as you may surmise, affect the brain - not only memory loss and function, but as well - behavioral disorders such as ADHD, ADD, bi-polar may experience a change in attitude or concentration after consuming soybean products.
In the June 2004 issue of the Blaylock newsletter, the good doctor reports on Alzheimer prevention, and cautions readers to avoid hydrolyzed soy protein isolates, soy extracts, and soybean oil, the latter of which is in the greatest percentage of processed foods. I truly believe Blaylock is a pioneer in the realm of cause and effect of brain dysfunction.
For vegans who are using protein shakes containing soy isolate, I encourage you to dig deeper, and consider a switch to an easy-to-digest yellow pea/ brown rice based protein powder. I personally use Arbonne Essentials, which not only tastes great, but has the additional benefit of cranberry protein - allowing for a 100% amino acid profile score. You are welcome to contact me for a complete ingredient list. By the way, this product contains NO artificial ingredients or trace heavy metals - as in "zero" ppm.
If you wish to consume soy - it is recommended to limit to 2-3 times weekly, and ONLY fermented soy products (no, this does not include milk). Organic is a critical choice, as explained in Mercola's article regarding U.S. grownGMO soy vs. organic (chart illustration as well). Below are the four soy foods fermented and considered a healthier choice.
  • Natto
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Tamari (fermented soy sauce - be careful, you want fermented!)

On the subject of hormones, the estrogenic properties of soy may have a benefit for those suffering from hot flashes, but that is an entirely different subject of which I would be happy to discuss with you privately. A hormone supplement containing soy is much different than consuming main course dishes made with tofu.
In Mercola's article, he is not 100% accurate, from my understanding of estrogen receptors, in regard to soy contributing to cancer. Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are not the same as estradiol - the cancer-contributing hormone that our body produces. This is an entirely different subject for discussion.
For the purposes of a clean eating or elimination diets to promote healthy living - soy can be inflammatory, is often allergenic and prohibits nutrient uptake.
May you enjoy good health all the days of your life.
Rita Shimniok, Purely Living Wellness, LLC