Health Practices

Your body is a highly complex machine and health is your most precious gift.

Note: I refuse to use the word "super food". It's getting annoying.

 
 
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Tea and mushroom extract collection

 Matcha - Powdered green tea leaves increases absorption and is easy to put into everything.

Matcha - Powdered green tea leaves increases absorption and is easy to put into everything.

Tea All Day every day

Consume as much green tea as possible followed by white and black teas

Camellia Sinensis (white to green to black):  white rose, sencha, matcha, gemaicha, oolong, twig kukicha, bancha hojicha, puerh (all from the same plant and mostly differences in the preparation process regarding the amount of oxidation)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5824026/

Herbal teas:  rooibos,  echinacea (immune support), ginger (digestive),  tulsi holy basil, lavender, chamomile & linden (for calm and sleep), stinging nettle (good for all genders, specifically for prostate cancer risk reduction), dandelion root, rose hips

Approved Brands (many are rated on the "Better World Shopping Guide")

  • https://www.choiceorganicteas.com/

  • https://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/

  • https://numitea.com/

  • https://www.fivemountainstea.com/


 
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Mushrooms - Extracts & fresh

Medicinal Mushrooms:  Chaga, Reishi, Lions Mane, Cordyceps, Shitake, Blue Oyster, Turkey Tail. You can get extracts (important to find quality extracts) or mushrooms from the local farmers market. Blue Oyster are easy and fun to grow!

Approved Brands:

  • www.foursigmatic.com

Promising Studies


 
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Mushroom & Random Veggie Soups

Soups are my favorite to make - breaking down alot of vegetable material, lentils, beans, and spices. Water and oils absorb the nutritional value.

* Add tumeric (as usual)


 
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crazy colored fruits & veggies

Dragon Fruit, Beets (Magenta)

I support eating anything this colorful.  The magenta is shocking (and stains everything).  You can find these at some grocery stores where other tropical fruit like mangoes hang out. 

Black berries (Blues)

Black berries and blue berries have high amounts of the “blue” antioxidant anthocyanin. Berry intake is a leading indicator of health.


 
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Superoxide Dismutase-Melon

Honeydew and cantaloupe melon contain high amounts of SOD. Mutations causing problems with superoxide dismutase (which prevents oxidative damage caused by the generation of energy from your mitochondria in each call) is thought to be major factor in certain neurological diseases.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073155/


 
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LEGUMES, LEGUMES, LEGUMES

Legume consumption is a major indicator of health and longevity across multiple cultures and geographies (found in all blue zone research). The following three legumes have the highest antioxidant capacity when compared to all other beans.

  • Lentils (I love black and french green)

  • Chickpeas

  • Black beans (eat anthocyanin!)


 
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NUTS & Seeds

Nut consumption is linked to health in population studies - Walnuts, pecans, almonds. Seeds - flax, chia, hemp


 
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Omega 3 to 6 ratio

Flaxseed is the best source of Omega 3. It needs to be ground for absorption. Add to cereal, toast, yogurt, baked goods, salad


 
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tumeric (+black pepper) on all the things

Curcuminoids in tumeric (giving it a staining brilliant yellow) are antioxidants. Absorption is increased significantly in the presence of black pepper. I add turmeric (powder or fresh root) to every savory thing I cook (the flavor is very mild). You can lay it in soil and grow it easily (like ginger).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/


 
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GREEN IS MY FAVORITE COLOR

I eat as many greens as possible, in as many forms as possible. Chlorophil, yes please.

Favorite Leafy Greens: arugula, kale, spinach, collards, mustard greens, dandelion greens

Favorite Veggies: brassicas family (broccoli, brussel), artichoke, asparagus


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85-90% Chocolate

Ensure that the only ingredients are organic cacao beans, organic cocoa butter (sometimes listed as liquor), organic raw cane sugar or agave etc

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Raw Cacao

Cacao nibs, cacao powder, cacao beans (roasted)


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CBD oil


Vitamin E & CoQ10


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Some studies point to neuro-protective properties as well as other cardiovascular and cancer prevention benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074326/#CIT0004