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My First Weeks in New York and a Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Addictions, Candida, Events | 0 comments

January 25, 2016

Just experienced my first New York blizzard! That was a lot of snow, but now added to my ever growing list of “firsts” since moving here last month. I’ve loved meeting with new clients in my new office in New York. I know, lots of “news”! For those that would like to see me for an in office visit, I am working Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Manhattan out of Dr. Dean Mitchell’s office at: 57 West 57th St., Suite 601, NY, NY 10019. To schedule an appointment please call  (818) 763-8282 or email: ann@annboroch.com.

Besides the extreme weather and my new office hours, I’ve got a few other exciting things to share with you.  First, I’m totally thrilled to have been asked to be one of the speakers at this year’s Recovery 2.0 Online Conference. This conference focuses on how to build a healthy, happy addiction-free life for those in recovery. I am looking forward to sharing with conference attendees the role candida can play in addiction and recovery, a relationship not widely discussed. I’m certain making more people aware of candida and how to rid it from the body, will be of huge importance in the critical steps to individual recovery. To register for this free online conference being held February 17-21, 2016, please click here.

 

Recovery 2.0 Conference - candida and recovery

 

“The Candida Cure Cookbook” is on schedule to be released in March as planned, and pre-ordering is now available on Amazon! This has truly been a labor of love putting together this collection of recipes to support your efforts to take charge of your health and be candida free. And speaking of love…. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and I thought this would be a good time to share one more “sneak preview” recipe from the book in time for your special holiday dinner.

 

Coconut Cream Parfait   The Candida Cure Cookbook - coconut cream parfait

2 servings

Ingredients:

2/3 cup coconut cream (not milk)
¼ cup nondairy milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
10 drops liquid stevia
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup fresh berries of choice, for garnish
¼ cup raw slivered almonds, for garnish

Directions:

In a food processor, blend the coconut cream, nondairy milk, vanilla, stevia, and sea salt until combined well. Chill in the refrigerator to firm up the pudding. Place in a serving bowl or parfait glasses and top with fresh berries and slivered almonds.

 

Lot’s more to share in upcoming weeks – hope you’ll stick around!

 

 

Feel Healthy and Vibrant in the New Year

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Candida, Diet/Nutrition, Newsletters, Nutrition, Recipes | 0 comments

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Now it’s time to detoxify from all the indulgence. The best way to detoxify is to do my 90-day program found in The Candida Cure book or by seeing me for a consultation.

I am starting my practice in New York City today. For those that would like to see me for an in office visit, I will be working Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Manhattan out of Dr. Dean Mitchell’s office at  57 West 57th St., Suite 601, NY, NY 10019

For those that cannot see me in person I am doing Skype/phone sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Details and pricing are on my website here.

To schedule an appointment please call my office at (818) 763-8282 or email: ann@annboroch.com

Everyone can still purchase supplementation from my abX  line (Candida abX, Gluco abx, Gallbladder abx, etc.) and Apex products by going to annboroch.com and clicking on the Products tab.

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New cookbook coming soon!

I am also excited to share that in less than 2 months The Candida Cure Cookbook will be available for purchase to help make your program even more successful. You can pre-order now on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.

Let’s start the year out by honoring our bodies and getting healthy. I look forward to seeing you soon.

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The Candida Cure CookbookThe Candida Cure Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health and Restore Your Vitality  is designed to help you beat candida (yeast) overgrowth, get healthy, and lose weight, the delicious and nutritious recipes in this easy-to-use cookbook are all sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and yeast-free.

Candida overgrowth, says award-winning author Ann Boroch, is the hidden cause of many health conditions, from allergies, bloating, IBS, sinusitis, and fatigue to eczema, anxiety, depression, brain fog, and autoimmune disease.

Ann Boroch collaborated with chef Alison Charbonneau to create the wide variety of irresistible recipes you’ll find here, from breakfasts, beverages, breads, and snacks to main dishes, salads, side dishes, dressings, dips, and desserts, all made without gluten, sugar, dairy, or yeast. Along with the more than 140 recipes and beautiful color photographs, The Candida Cure Cookbook provides an introduction to the causes and symptoms of candida overgrowth and the health problems it can create, a questionnaire to determine if candida is a problem for you, an easy-to-follow four-week menu plan, lists of foods to eat and avoid, recommended products and equipment, and handy tips for meal prep, shopping, and stocking your pantry.

With all these tips, guidelines, and recipes, The Candida Cure Cookbook will help you nourish your body, add variety to your meals, and discover that eating healthy can taste great. Anyone who wants to eat clean, whole foods, experience more energy, lose weight, and stay energetic and healthy, even as they age, will benefit from this book.

 

Hemp Seed “Ranch” Dip

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The holidays offer many opportunities for you to stray from your candida diet plan.

December is a month of merry making and that usually means lots of parties and more eating and drinking than usual. Two big things will set you back. Alcohol and sugar. Keep in mind that all alcohol is a neurotoxin and will slow down your candida program. If you do indulge, vodka is the best choice because it is distilled and has no sugar. Mix it with fresh lime/lemon juice or mineral water. Don’t drink tonic water or juice because they are high in sugar. As for food, don’t be too fanatical, but do try to avoid sauces and bread-y things and make the best choices possible.

If you’re planning on attending a party this holiday season, offer to bring this tasty “ranch-style” dip with plenty of fresh crudites or gluten-free crackers. This recipe, made with nutritious hemp seed, will be included in the upcoming “Candida Cure Cookbook”, due out March 2016.

Hemp Seed “Ranch” Dip

Makes 3 cups

Hemp Seed Ranch-style Dip

Ingredients:

¾         cup olive oil

¼         cup lemon juice

2          tablespoons Raw Coconut Aminos

½         cup water

½         cup raw sunflower seeds

1           cup raw hemp seed

3          cloves garlic

1–2     tablespoons jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)

1          teaspoon sea salt

½         teaspoon black pepper

¼         cup fresh dill, chopped

¼         cup fresh scallions, white and green parts chopped

¼         cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Place all ingredients (except the fresh herbs) in a blender and blend. Start at a low speed and gradually increase, scraping down the sides as necessary. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add the fresh herbs and blend briefly again. If you blend too long once the herbs have been added, the dip will turn green. Add a little water if the mixture is too thick and won’t blend.

Enjoy with sliced raw vegetables, gluten-free crackers, or as a salad dressing.

 

My Move to New York and “The Candida Cure Cookbook”

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Candida, Diet/Nutrition, Newsletters, Recipes | 0 comments

Hi Everyone!

I have a big announcement to make. I am moving my practice and myself to Manhattan in New York City at the end of December. Wonderful opportunities await me. I will be collaborating with an integrative MD and doing a lot more speaking and teaching.

I am going to miss everyone in Los Angeles. This has been my home for so many years. For all my clients on the West Coast, be rest assured that you can still seek my services via phone or Skype. And of course if you are in New York, please see me in person…details to come.

I am thrilled to have a beautiful apartment that looks out towards the Hudson River and New Jersey.

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NEW!   In stores March 15, 2016:

The Candida Cure Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health and Restore Your Vitality  by Ann Boroch

Candida Cure Cookbook by Ann Boroch2Designed to help you beat candida (yeast) overgrowth, get healthy, and lose weight, the delicious and nutritious recipes in this easy-to-use cookbook are all sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and yeast-free. Candida overgrowth, says award-winning author Ann Boroch, is the hidden cause of many health conditions, from allergies, bloating, IBS, sinusitis, and fatigue to eczema, anxiety, depression, brain fog, and autoimmune disease.

Ann Boroch collaborated with chef Alison Charbonneau to create the wide variety of irresistible recipes you’ll find here, from breakfasts, beverages, breads, and snacks to main dishes, salads, side dishes, dressings, dips, and desserts, all made without gluten, sugar, dairy, or yeast. Along with the more than 140 recipes and beautiful color photographs, The Candida Cure Cookbook provides an introduction to the causes and symptoms of candida overgrowth and the health problems it can create, a questionnaire to determine if candida is a problem for you, an easy-to-follow four-week menu plan, lists of foods to eat and avoid, recommended products and equipment, and handy tips for meal prep, shopping, and stocking your pantry.

With all these tips, guidelines, and recipes, The Candida Cure Cookbook will help you nourish your body, add variety to your meals, and discover that eating healthy can taste great. Anyone who wants to eat clean, whole foods, experience more energy, lose weight, and stay energetic and healthy, even as they age, will benefit from this book.

Pre-order on Amazon.com

 

Creamy Zucchini-Noodle Salad

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Raw versus Cooked Foods – Since cooking destroys important enzymes that your body needs to digesting and assimilating foods, the more raw vegetables and fruits you eat, the more enzymes and nutrients your body will take in.

One fun way to enjoy raw zucchini is by turning it into “noodles” with a spiralizer. Use the spiralizer to make “noodles” out of other veggies too and serve with your favorite pasta sauces and curb the carbs. Enjoy these zucchini spirals in this recipe for Creamy “Zucchini-Noodle” Salad, another recipe idea from the upcoming “Candida Cure Cookbook”, due out in March, 2016.

Creamy Zucchini-Noodle Salad

Creamy Zucchini Noodle Salad

2 servings

Ingredients:

2          large zucchini, spiralized or grated

½         cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

¼         cup sliced black olives

4          scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced

¼         cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, sliced (optional)

¼         cup fresh basil leaves, chiffonade cut

 

Dressing Ingredients:

Juice of 1 lemon

¼–½   cup water

2          tablespoons Raw Coconut Aminos

½         cup raw sesame seeds

¾         cup raw hempseeds

3–4     cloves garlic

1          teaspoon smoked paprika

½         teaspoon sea salt

¼         teaspoon black pepper

¼         teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Directions:

 

Use a spiralizer to make zucchini “noodles.” Cut the noodles if they are too long. If you don’t have a spiralizer, grate the zucchini into long, thin strips. Place in a large mixing bowl with sliced cherry tomatoes, olives, scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.

To prepare the dressing, place all of the ingredients in a blender, adding the liquids first. Start with ¼ cup of water and add more if the dressing is too thick. Add the seeds, garlic, and spices. Starting on low speed and slowly increasing to high, blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, scrape down the sides occasionally and add more water. Taste for seasoning.

Pour dressing over the zucchini noodle mixture, and stir gently until all the vegetables are evenly coated.

Hope you enjoy! – Ann

Related:

The Candida Cure by Ann Boroch

The Candida Cure – by Ann Boroch

 

Turkey or Lamb Chili with Sunflower “Sour Cream”

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Candida Cure Cookbook” on track for Spring 2016 release!

We’ve been working hard on the upcoming “Candida Cure Cookbook” and we are so excited about how it’s shaping up. We thought we’d share this chili recipe now for you to enjoy this Fall as the weather and the leaves begin to turn….

Turkey or Lamb Chili with Sunflower “Sour Cream”

Turkey or Lamb Chili

Makes 1 very large pot

Chili Ingredients:

1          pound ground turkey or lamb

4          tablespoons olive or coconut oil, divided

1          yellow onion, small dice

1-         inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced

4–5     cloves garlic, minced

1          teaspoon ground cumin

1          teaspoon smoked paprika

½         teaspoon coriander

¼         teaspoon cinnamon

1          teaspoon sea salt, divided

¼         teaspoon black pepper

2          carrots, small dice

1          fennel bulb, small dice

2          stalks celery, small dice

2          orange bell peppers, small dice

4          cups vegetable broth

1          can diced tomatoes, with juice

4          scallions, white and green parts chopped (save some for garnish)

Zest of 1 orange

1          avocado, sliced, for garnish

 

Sour Cream Ingredients:

1          cup raw sunflower seeds (soaking for 4 hours is optional, makes sour cream creamier)

¼         cup cold water

¼         teaspoon sea salt

1          tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar

Juice of 2 lemons

 

Sour Cream Directions:

Place sunflower seeds cold water, sea salt, raw apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice in a blender and puree for 3–4 minutes or until completely smooth and creamy. (You can use this in any recipe you come across that calls for sour cream.  Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.)

Chili Directions:

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add diced onion, ginger, garlic, and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté for a couple of minutes until the vegetables start to sweat.

Add the dry spices and sauté a couple of minutes more. Add the carrot, fennel, celery, orange peppers, and another pinch of sea salt, and sauté for a couple of minutes more. Add the vegetable broth and can of diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the scallions (save some for garnish) and orange zest.

To prepare the meat, heat another 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium-sized skillet, add the ground turkey or lamb, a pinch of sea salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Sauté meat, breaking it apart into crumbles so that it cooks evenly. Continue to sauté until the turkey or lamb is fully cooked. Transfer it to the soup pot and mix well with the other ingredients.

Serve with a dollop of sunflower sour cream and garnish with sliced avocado and chopped scallions.

Hope you enjoy this dish – Ann

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The Candida Cure by Ann Boroch

Food Allergy Testing—Necessary or Not?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Allergies, Candida, Cleansing/Detox, Health and Wellness, Newsletters | 0 comments

I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Recently, many more of my clients have been bringing in food allergy tests, saying, “I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that,” and feeling very discouraged. My response is stay positive. Food allergy testing can be valid, but there can be a lot of false positives. What I mean by that is that the reactions some people have to certain foods are acute sensitivities that may dissipate over time once inflammation and infection in the body is addressed. Most of the time, food allergy testing is not necessary when a 90-day program to clear candida overgrowth and heal leaky gut is implemented.

After seeing thousands of clients, I have found on the first visit that most of them have the following conditions in different degrees of severity, with autoimmune conditions and cancer being on the severe side of the spectrum:

  • Dysbiosis (imbalance of good to bad bacteria)
  • Candida overgrowth/fungus
  • Leaky gut
  • Congested gallbladders and overtaxed livers
  • Low or high blood sugar
  • Adrenal fatigue

Why? Because of poor lifestyle habits over many years.

What Does Leaky Gut and Candida Have to Do with Food Allergies?

Leaky gut is a condition where the gastrointestinal lining becomes damaged, allowing undigested proteins, fats, carbs, and microorganisms (candida/fungus, bacteria, viruses, and parasites) into the bloodstream and lymph system. This condition is the result of having a poor diet that consists of fast food, refined sugars, alcohol, sodas, excess caffeine, refined carbohydrates, gluten, corn, and artificial sweeteners. Other factors that contribute to leaky gut are unmanaged stress, overuse of antibiotics and steroids, dehydration,  and the heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium) and chemicals in genetically modified foods.

When candida and fungal mycotoxins (by-products of yeast and fungus) along with food antigens enter the lymph and bloodstream, the immune system goes on high alert. Food allergies become apparent with symptoms ranging from hives, swollen lips, itchy throat and eyes, difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis. Food intolerances appear as bloating and gas, acid reflux, diarrhea, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

A sensitivity or intolerance is different than a full-blown allergy, which is more severe. An example of an allergy would be when someone who eats peanuts goes into anaphylactic shock and can’t breathe. I find that most food sensitivities or intolerances, when properly treated, can go away, while severe food allergies typically do not.

What Is the Best Game Plan?

If you are experiencing symptoms of food intolerance or allergies, instead of becoming fixated on foods you think you will never be able to eat again, I suggest trying a 90-day program to remove infection and inflammation from the body to strengthen your immune system. My book The Candida Cure takes you through a 90-day program to remove inflammatory foods that feed infections and also suggests specific nutritional supplements to help detoxify and balance the body.

During the cleanse, you’ll avoid inflammatory foods and beverages such as gluten, dairy, sugars, corn, and alcohol. You’ll also integrate supplements to heal leaky gut as well as herbal antifungals to get rid of yeast overgrowth. Once your gastrointestinal system is balanced and your immune system is stronger, you will find most food sensitivities are not an issue.

Foods That Irritate Most People

Almost everyone is sensitive or allergic to dairy products, with the exception of organic butter and ghee. A small percentage of people might tolerate raw cow’s milk products, but most will do better with small amounts of raw goat or sheep products following a 90-day candida cleanse.

Gluten (proteins found in wheat, barley, kamut, rye, spelt, etc.) is another common allergen. I recommend being on a gluten-free diet whether or not you test positive for gluten on an allergy test and even if you don’t have annoying gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, reflux, constipation, etc. That’s because gluten, which has been hybridized and put into so many foods (sometimes unknown to the person consuming it), is a major inflammatory agent in the body. Be sure to carefully check food labels when buying gluten-free products, as many such products are filled with harmful GMO corn and rice, both of which elevate blood sugar and feed candida.

Eggs can be aggravating to many people, but I find this is mainly because of the conditions in which chickens are raised and what they are being fed. Organic, pasture-raised eggs are ideal.

Reintroducing Foods

After 90 days on a candida cleanse and anti-candida diet, slowly reintroduce the foods and beverages that you were sensitive to-one at a time. Listen to your body. Observe if you react immediately or even within 24 to 48 hours with symptoms likes headaches, hives, itching, sinus congestion, fatigue, low blood sugar, rapid heart rate, etc. If so, stay away from those foods for another 90 days or altogether.

If you continue to have gastrointestinal disturbances after your 90-day program, it might then be worthwhile to take a food allergy test. Because the majority of inflammation and infection will have been removed from your body, what you are allergic to will grossly stand out on an allergy panel.

Final Note

Listen to your body. Once you cleanse, detoxify, strengthen your immune system, and get back into balance, your body will tell you what foods or beverages it likes or doesn’t like.

Announcements

The Candida Cure Cookbook is coming March 2016! Get ready for delicious easy- to-make candida diet recipes. Like me on Facebook to get a free recipe each month before the release.

The Self Care Movement Speaker Series

You are invited to a 3-part speaker series. I will be speaking at 2 out of the 3 panels on September 19th and October 17th, 2015 at the Beverly Hills Civic Auditorium.  Click here to find out more.

The Business of Disease

The Business of Disease is a documentary that I am featured in. Visit the website to view screenings dates/locations. I will keep you informed on release dates for the DVD.

 

 

On the Verge of a Paradigm Shift for Treating MS

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Candida, Health and Wellness, Newsletters | 0 comments

Science is on the verge of making a paradigm shift in the treatment of MS.

“A common athlete’s foot cream . . . could cure multiple sclerosis, scientists believe,” The Telegraph reported on April 20, 2015.

U.S. researchers from Case Western Reserve University stated in the journal Nature, “This truly represents a paradigm shift in how we think about restoring function to multiple sclerosis patients.” They found the antifungal cream miconazole instructs stems cells in the brain to repair nerve damage of those with MS.

Science is almost smack-dab in alignment with what I’ve been saying for over 17 years. The reason the antifungal drug miconazole works is because it kills off candida (yeast) overgrowth and fungus. When you get rid of fungus and its mycotoxins in the body, you allow your immune system to function properly, which heals the body.

Addressing the epidemic of candida/fungus will help anyone with an autoimmune disease. Someone you know has MS. The current statistics are not accurate…way too low. The best piece of advice you can give someone with MS is to get a copy of the book Healing Multiple Sclerosis. The book addresses the root causes and solutions of how to beat MS along with how to incorporate a self-help program. Education equals empowerment. Better choices make healthier bodies.

It is time for a paradigm shift…away from immunosuppressant MS drugs. Antifungal drugs such as diflucan (a small amount to address systemic yeast), followed by prolonged usage of nystatin tablets or antifungal herbs/supplements in conjunction with a candida diet, are the solutions that I have found over my many years of practice help those with MS.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Candida Cure Cookbook is coming in March 2016! Get ready for delicious, easy-to-make candida diet recipes.

The Business of Disease is a documentary that I am featured in. Visit the website to view screenings dates/locations. I will keep you informed on release dates for the DVD.

Business of Disease.sm

 

 

 

Forget Resolutions – Exam Your Beliefs

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Emotional/Mental/Spiritual Health, Health and Wellness, Newsletters | 0 comments

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. I have been reflecting on how people gear up to make New Year’s resolutions, which quickly vanish. The way to change patterns and thoughts that are keeping you stuck, unhealthy, or afraid is by asking yourself questions to root-out beliefs that no longer serve you. The way to change your reality is to change what you believe. Simple concept, yet grossly overlooked.

Beliefs

What Are Beliefs?:
Convictions and opinions. Confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. A mental representation of a sentient being’s attitude toward the likelihood or truth of something.

What Beliefs Are Not:
Laws written in stone. They are mutable and changeable any time you desire.

What Action Steps Can I Take?
Make some quiet time for yourself. Get a pad to write on or use a recording device on your iPad or mobile phone. Think about one or two main areas of your life that you feel blocked, scared, or angry about.

Example: What Do I Believe about Healing Myself?

Step One – Break It Down:

  • Do I believe I can heal myself from a disease?
  • Do I believe I am not good enough to be healthy?
  • Do I believe there is not a way to change my thoughts to support me getting well?
  • Do I believe I have the courage and tenacity to heal?
  • Do I believe the verdict of what my doctors, science, and society say about my condition?

Step Two – How do These Beliefs Currently Impact my Life?

1. Do my present beliefs make me happy? If not, how are they contributing to my unhappiness?

2. Do these beliefs ring true to me at this time? If not, why not?

3. Do these beliefs keep me inflexible? If so, in what way?

4. Are these beliefs hand-me-downs that I received from someone else when I didn’t consciously realize I had the power to choose my own beliefs (for example, when I was a child)? If so, from whom did they come?

5. Do these beliefs benefit my life, others’ lives, and my world as a whole? If not, in what way are they detrimental?

Step Three – Create New Beliefs:

On a separate piece of paper, write out your new beliefs about yourself. Suggested replacements: “I now choose to believe that I have the power, tenacity, and courage to regenerate my body. I believe my body is intelligent and knows exactly how to heal. I honor, trust, and allow my body to be whole and balanced. I feel safe and supported in my body.”

Step Four – Making Your Beliefs a Reality:

Affirm your new beliefs every day with conviction and emotion by speaking out loud and visualization. Think and act as if these new beliefs currently exist in your life. As the saying goes, “fake it until you make it.” Tenacity and consistency makes your new beliefs a reality.

Final Thoughts:
You can intellectually grasp how to change a belief in a few seconds, but really integrating and feeling it deeply takes time. It’s important to keep a new belief in your consciousness and to uphold it each day. Catch, accept, and replace negative thoughts that are attached to your old beliefs. You have a spiritual, emotional, and physical body. You need to assist each of these areas when changing a deep-root belief. It is not enough to verbally affirm your new belief of being whole and balanced while continuing to eat unhealthy foods. Honor yourself on all levels. This takes perseverance, patience, and courage because you are changing fundamental ways that you’ve operated for many years. You may even find that you need to let go of unhealthy environments and relationships to live out your new beliefs.

As you move through each day, the key is to know you are in the driver’s seat and have free will to change your reality.

Viruses — What You Need to Know

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Ailments/Diseases, Exercise & Fitness, Health and Wellness, Newsletters, Supplements | 0 comments

Happy Fall! There is a lot of scare in the public right now as the Ebola virus is spreading. As we know through history viruses can have a grave impact on the population as seen with influenza and HIV.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

The most effective tool in combating a virus is to use the body itself by strengthening the immune system. The key is to strengthen and nourish the body with good nutrition so it can address the virus itself. Obviously once a serious virus has taken hold emergency medical means are necessary that would include IV fluids and possibly antibiotics as secondary infections can arise. I would also suggest IV Vitamin C.

Ways to Boost Immunity and Tackle a Virus

  • Healthy Diet – make sure your daily diet is filled with organic heavy dark green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, chard, broccoli, arugula, and watercress. Fruits such as papaya, mango, banana, and large goose berries are beneficial. Limit fruit to one piece a day to avoid excess sugar intake. Integrate culinary herbs, such as basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, and thyme. Use and cook with ginger, turmeric, onions, and garlic. Organic sprouts such as sunflower, radish, and onion are very beneficial. Stay away from alfalfa sprouts as they are more prone to bacterial problems. Avoid or eat very little red meat, alcohol, sugars, and dairy. Try to avoid tubers/root vegetables and peas because of higher carbohydrate content.
  • Keep Candida (Yeast/Fungus) Levels in Balance – yeast and fungus are a banquet for viruses. Candida overgrowth and its toxins weaken an immune system allowing viruses to take over. Implement antifungals and probiotics as ways to keep the gastrointestinal tract and body in balance.
  • Use Hand Sanitizers After Touching Plastic – plastic is a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, not ones with triclosan after pumping fuel at a gas station, pushing a shopping cart, going to the ATM, etc.
  • Exercise – exercising on a regular basis keeps the blood and lymphatic system working optimally to move out toxins and inflammation. Fast walking, yoga, swimming, or even marching in place watching your favorite tv show for 15 minutes is sufficient.
  • Breathing – take at least 10 deep breaths each hour to maintain a healthy immune system. Do not sit longer than one hour without one minute of pacing and breathing.
  • Hydration –  drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of purified water each day. A bad habit that people do because of heavy workloads is wait too long to void the bladder. This only helps poison the body. Give yourself permission to go to the bathroom, and always be sure that you are completely finished. Don’t get in a hurry and shut the valve off too soon.
  • Meditation – stilling the “monkey mind” as I call it helps strengthen immunity. Quieting the mind greatly reduces stress and offsets imbalances with the endocrine system. The more the adrenal glands are taxed, the more cortisol is released into the body. Chronic cortisol levels weaken the immune system. Mediation can be accomplished in a few ways; sitting for 10-20 minutes when arising; taking a walk and focusing on a silent mantra; chanting; or putting your mental focus into a hobby that you love.
  • Supplementation & Teas – take in higher amounts of Vitamin C, lysine, zinc, and Vitamin D3 to enhance immunity and tackle viruses. Drink therapeutic teas such as pau d’arco, red clover, chamomile, and Essiac. Have a bottle of colloidal silver around and use it prophylatically or when a virus has taken hold. It has effective antimicrobial properties along with herbs such as olive leaf, astragalus, echinacea, and goldenseal.
  • Earthing or Grounding – An excellent way to reduce stress, which strengthens your immune system is to connect with the Earth’s natural surface. Make it a habit to walk barefoot on the grass for one minute; lay on a blanket in your backyard lawn or park; or put your ventral surface of the body against a tree and hug it for one minute. These simple exercises sound silly, but feel your stress and tension melt away.
  • Positive Thinking – there is no denial that viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites can do harm. The main thing is to take care of your body by nourishing it with healthy foods and positive thoughts. Do not saturate yourself with all the media hype that has made a “Fad of Fear,” in the United States. Consistent fearful thoughts weakens your immune system.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I’m excited to announce the premiere of the documentary I am featured in called The Business of Disease. There will be a free screening on Saturday, November 15th at 10:30 a.m., at the Laemmle theaters in North Hollywood, California. Q & A and book signings will follow after the film. Please reserve a seat by emailing the producer, Sonia Barrett at: info@thebusinessofdisease.com