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Showing posts from May, 2015

Allergy Relief Tea

Forgive the snowman mug, it's been a cold Spring and still having a pile of snow in front of my house, I thought the mug was appropriate!

But now that the snow has finally melted and the flowers have bloomed, allergy season is in full swing. This year is predicted to be one of the worst and latest (hitting MA the worst in June) so I've already started preparing by:

Increasing my vitamin C intakeAdding Nettles to my tea or making Allergy Relief teaTaking 1-2 capsules of Natural D-Hist daily* How to make a pot of Allergy Relief Tea: Place 2 Tablespoons dried Nettle Leaf into a tea pot, strainer or french press
Add 1 Tablespoon green tea, I used citrus green tea Add 1 Tablespoon dried Chamomile flowers Heat 4 cups of water (but not to a full boil) and pour over herbsInfuse for 15 minutes Before drinking you can add local honey if you want to sweeten it and I like a citrus garnish, I used a grapefruit slice *Natural D-Hist is available at Advanced Health & Wellness in 10 capsule sam…

Chop-Chop Detox Salad

It's finally Spring! As the flowers bloom and the trees bud, it's a perfect time to cleanse your body and flush out winter's sluggishness. This is my version of the detox salad popular at the WholeFoods Market salad bar.

I call it Chop-Chop Detox Salad because with a few pulses of a food processor (chop-chop) you have a huge bowl of salad that'll last a week! Full of liver supportive (cabbage, carrot, cauliflower) and kidney supportive (parsley and lemon) plants, it's a perfect meal for any detox program.

Chop Chop Detox Salad
½ head cauliflower ½  half head purple cabbage 4 carrots, peeled one bunch regular or flat leaf parsley ½ cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds zest of one lemon juice of one lemon sea salt and black pepper optional toppings: avocado, roasted beets, citrus flavored olive oil, flax oil, tahini dressing
In a food processor, shred the peeled carrots then place the carrots in a large bowl. Chop the cauliflower and purple cabbage in the food processor un…