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Ash Value of Foods

The ash value of foods is what determines the acid or alkaline changes in our body’s pH. We used the same principal of food “ash” in the pHood Calculator App to determine how the ash residue of foods and beverages are intregal to pH balance. When added to the Home Test pH Kit you have everything needed to maintain balanced pH levels. A list of pH foods is a good guideline, but won’t tell you how they are going to react with your body chemistry until you consume them. Adding the App to your healthy lifestyle toolbox will allow you to see what a foods will do to pH levels BEFORE you consume them. It doesn’t get any better than that; information and guidelines, litmus paper to see in real time your pH level, and an App that can tell you in advance what a food or beverage will do to your acid/alkaline ratio resulting in more favorable testing. Together these two products take the guessing out of what to eat.

Grain-Free Pumpkin Muffin Top Recipe

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It’s harvest time and one of my favorite treats is anything pumpkin. The pumpkin gets 5 stars for weight loss and optimum health. This radiant gord is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium. Its attributes make it a good source of vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, iron (8% of the RDA), magnesium and phosphorus. The pumpkin also has vitamin A (a whopping 245% of the RDA), vitamin C (19% of the RDA), easily absorbable calcium (4% of the RDA), riboflavin, potassium, copper and manganese. Pumpkin is also a good source of dietary fiber one cup cooked and mashed has 3 grams fiber, 2 grams protein and only 2 grams naturally occurring sugar. Oh and did I mention that pumpkins are a powerhouse of antioxidants including, but not limited to beta-carotene. 

Cream Pie Two Ways – Vegan

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These pH friendly treats will surprise and delight all who try them. I have served the Chocolate Cream variation to friends who had no idea they were eating avocado. I make the Key Lime variation without the crust, filling small cups with the pudding for an easy day or evening sweet treat. An avocado is so rich and creamy, a small amount satisfies like nothing else. 

The power Hydrogen factor

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The term "pH" is an acronym for the "potential of Hydrogen” or the hydrion ion exponent. This potential of Hydrogen, sometimes called power Hydrogen is the acid to alkaline ratio existing in all matter. Our blood pH is most vital to our well-being, either a fraction of a point too high or too low can cause death. And this is what would happen if it weren’t for our body’s store of buffers. Organic buffers such as calcium, magnesium and potassium along with other minerals are found in abundance in our bones, teeth, organs and tissues. Think of it this way, the food you eat and the beverages you drink can either deposit alkalizing buffers or remove them from your store. If this were your bank account, it wouldn’t take long to deplete your savings if you only took withdrawals. Conversely, only making deposits and never taking money out would make you quite rich. The same can be said for your health. No one on their deathbed ever wished for more riches, all most dying people want is more time.

GMO and Gluten: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Many health care professionals have noted that when gluten and GMO’s are eliminated from people’s diet, they heal far more quickly than by just eliminating gluten alone. More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten. For the full story watch the video at the end of this blog installment.

Food For Thought

Our experience is not so much about what we do, but rather, the quality of who.

Our experience is not so much about what we do, but rather, the quality of who we are. Not what we think, but how we think and how we act upon those thoughts. Free will and choice are our God given right. The only thing we can ever control is our choice to be happy or unhappy. In this time of polarization and turmoil on our planet finding the center within ourselves seems to be the only sane thing to do. I teach people to be more centered with food. But that is only one piece of the puzzle. To move from a place of judgement into a place of unattached observation and understanding. To know that every breath is a gift. Every person, every drop of water, every blade of grass is a miracle. I do not normally quote the Bible, however, I will share this quote because it speaks to the point I am trying to make.

Natural Beauty Tips for Body and Soul

Natural Beauty Tips

True beauty starts on the inside and radiates outward. Perfection is a journey, not a destination. Beauty aids do not need to be expensive or toxic. For example;  organic witch hazel makes an excellent astringent for the face, it also can shrink bags under eyes, and control spots and blemishes. A vinegar rinse will leave hair silky soft and shiny.  Facial exercises can replace a face lift and restore healthy circulation to skin. Research for yourself the many home remedy, healthy options out there.  Let me share just a few natural beauty tips I have used.

Easy pH Quiz

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Knowledge is a powerful tool. It can shed light in the darkest of places. So many people give up their power to the darkness of fear and the unknown. Hopefully this little quiz will shed some light and take the confusion out of pH monitoring, while at the same time test your acumen on the subject of pH. Once you understand how basic and simple pH testing can be, the sooner you can implement its principals into your daily life. Small changes that just may produce big life-altering results in a most positive way.

Holiday Recipes and Tips

Vegan Cheesecake with Miracle Reds

Finding holiday fare that is both “safe” and company friendly can be a challenge. You want to maintain the alkaline lifestyle, but you also want to have a treat. Not to worry. I have always said if you are going to cheat at least cheat healthy.

Native North American Feast

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Recipe Bison Seeds Cranberries

The ingredients in this recipe are indigenous to the North American continent and were staples in the native people’s diet. Common foods we see in the grocery store today originated on other continents, and have been cultivated for thousands of years and brought here. The foods we eat everyday mostly originated from the Middle East, India, South America and China, and are not native to North America.