How to Prevent and Reverse Inflammation and Autoimmune Illness

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about  autoimmune illness and noted that one of the best ways to prevent and heal an autoimmune condition is to keep the digestive tract healthy and functioning well. If you missed all that, click here In a nutshell, the best way to not have an autoimmune disorder is to… Read more

Crisp Cabbage and Apple Salad

2 C red cabbage, shredded 2 C Napa cabbage, shredded 2 C Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 C golden raisins, soaked 1/4 C raw sunflower seeds Dressing 1/4 C cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp raw tahini 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp tamari or Nama… Read more

Jicama Slaw with Pink Grapefruit

This slaw gets tons of savory flavor from a ginger-peanut dressing. And since it’s chock full of red cabbage, carrots, and grapefruit segments, you get tons of vitamins and minerals too.  1/2 small jicama 3 medium carrots, peeled 1/2 small head red cabbage, cored 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, about 2 limes 1 1/2 tablespoons… Read more

Homemade Chai Tea

(Vegan and Low Glycemic) 24 ounces unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small pinch coarse ground black pepper Optional sweeteners: 1 tablespoon raw honey 4-12 drops liquid stevia Recipe: Combine all of the ingredients (except sweeteners) in a small… Read more

Sore Throat Remedy, and a Comfort, too.

 For a sore throat and overall immune boosting – cut up 2 lemons, drop them in a small mason jar. Finely grind 1/2 – 1 inch fresh ginger root. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix. Pour raw honey over. Stir well. Store in the fridge. Take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day (or… Read more

Watermelon Soup

(Watermelon is a natural diuretic, and is also helpful in alleviating depression.  It also contains more lycopene than tomatoes which have been shown helpful in protecting against some cancers.  Not only that, this soup is delicious – a sure crowd pleaser at summer suppers and picnics.) 5 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed 2 cups mango,… Read more