Sunday, September 23, 2007
I paid $15 to go out for vacation and all is good now, I am going to Dubai, staying there overnight, complements of Emirates and then flying to Australia and then to Auckland. Many hours of flight but totally worth it...I am going here and then here.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You can add the flax with water in a blender and continue adding your wet ingredients for even mixing. It also works great with recipes that need oil...Since we are baking vegan, go ahead and drop that butter and add some canola oil...Oatmeal cookies, breads, muffins, pancakes, even FRENCH TOAST!
Why are they good for you?
Flaxseeds are known as Linum usitatissimum, meaning "most useful." They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, protect against cancer, help healthy digestion, control against high blood pressure, are great for skin, add shine to your hair and sooo much more!
Monday, September 17, 2007
"Foods that can contribute to enhanced thyroid health include natural unrefined, non-iodized sea salt. Sea salt contains an abundance of minerals and trace minerals imperative to overall health. "Iodized salt" (common table salt) focuses solely on iodine and neglects the balancing minerals and trace minerals, and can disrupt the body's natural process of absorption.
Sea vegetables can benefit the thyroid because they contain high concentrations of calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, magnesium, copper, chromium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, manganese, iodine and more.
The thyroid takes in iodine and combines with tyrosine (amino acid) and is converted to T3 & T4. A lack of tyrosine can lead to depression. Natural sources of tyrosine include meat, fish, wheat, oats, almonds, lima beans, pumpkin and sesame seeds, and fermented foods like miso and yogurt.
Some common "healthy" foods can contribute to thyroid dysfunction. For example, goitrogens inhibit the body's ability to use iodine, promote goiter formation and act like anti-thyroid drugs. Foods from the Brassicacae family (cruciferous vegetables) and others, contain these goitrogenic compounds: broccoli, cabbage, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, cauliflower, watercreass, brussels sprouts, radishes, turnips, bok choy, arugula, daikon and rutabaga. Goitrogens are deactivated by HEAT. These specific foods needs to be COOKED (most often).
Fermented soybean products, a healthy staple (in small quantities) in many Asian cultures, include tempeh, miso, shoyu, natto and tamari. In America we've mass produced the soybean without properly fermenting it to release the antinutrients contained within, and it has become an unhealthy "health" food. Improperly processed soy products have been linked with thyroid disease, digestive disorders and many other illnesses."
For more information continue reading on Andrea's site.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
He has a book on Amazon as well...
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
have only 6 items on the menu, one vegetarian. I am going to do this
dish at Organico. Noodles, wakame, snap peas, corn and sprouts. It is
so good and easy too. I am already considering to have the same soup
for dinner too. I am here at the airport for 10 hours and it is about
enough time to go through the stores and catch up with the new
technology. 7.2 meg digital cameras on sale? Wow!
I am going to pass on dinner though, I realized the soup costs 14
Euro, about 17 dollars, what??? This is sooo expensive, This might
explain the huge line at McDonalds upstairs, People rushing over for
cheap and tasty plastic.
I am heading over to duty-free to buy my dessert, Smarties! Yes, my
all time beloved Smarties, next to a huge M&M stand, M&Ms are just too
fake next to Smarties. Sigh!
Sunday, September 02, 2007
To my surprise, he said he can make it by Monday and give it to me if I am in area! I was so touched! You have no idea how much sleep I lost over good friends telling me to go and buy CDs. So once again, life is really worth enjoying every moment, and not knowing what is in the corner and the beautiful connections we make with each other. Exciting and juicy! So, be happy! Speaking of juicy, I had the most weird vegetable for dinner last night. It is called here "horse balls" and tastes like cow brain. Apparently it was good for the liver but I could not eat it, very rare that I don't like a vegetable. Karl didn't eat it, either and it made me feel better:)
It is T-2 days before I go home, but my mom today told me that I will be home Thursday. I am leaving Tuesday and it is taking me 2 days to get home. I have 10 hours of a wonderful wait in Amsterdam. Anyone wanna meet me there? I can bring cookies!
I woke up to a beautiful morning and found my favorite one of a kind flip flops eaten by Bamboo! We used to make fun of him and call him "plastic dog" (because when Kati and Mark found him, he was almost dead on the street and Mark thought he was a toy, hence plastic toy) and now he really is a plastic dog. You are what you eat Bamboo! I am so disappointed.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
"The FDA has taken it upon themselves to say that from around Sep 1 2007 all almonds in the USA, Mexico and Canada can no longer be raw. While they will still be labelled 'raw', they will be 'pasteurized'. Some will be pasteurized with steam but many will be treated with a carcinogen Propylene Oxide."
We get the almonds from the States in Costa Rica and good thing I am going to Turkey, so I will stock up but in the long run, I just have to find a way to grow them here, or export from home.
In the meantime, go to www.livingnutz.com and click on the almond pasteurization petition link on the front of the page and sign your name as well as your state, town, and zip code.