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Pumpkins are not Just for Halloween

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Pumpkins are not just for Halloween.

Pumpkin has always been a staple in the autumn kitchen, but in I challenge you to take a better look at this amazing, vitamin packed, all natural food, and re-think its versatility in your cleaner-eating lifestyle.

Mostly pumpkin is associated with desserts or sweet treats; making it seem more like a fruit but in fact it is a member of the squash family.

Pumpkin beta-carotene content

The bright orange colour of pumpkin gives away that it is jammed pack with beta-carotene. This anti-oxidant has been linked to helping ward off certain cancers. Although pumpkin is not a high source of fiber, it is packed with vitamins A & C and is fat free!

The nutritional breakdown of pumpkin makes this vegetable a wise, raw choice in baking. And did you know that it can be used instead of fat in many of your favorite recipes?! My mouth is watering just thinking about the possibilities!

Freeze pumpkin pie filling, can I?

Unfortunately, fresh pumpkin is not available year-round. Although canned options are available, why not bake and freeze your own pumpkin for baking and cooking throughout the year? It is one of the easiest things I have ever done in the kitchen… really!

How to prepare pumpkin for freezing

Carve open and hollow out your pumpkin as if you were making a jack-o’-lantern. At this point, try roasting the seeds for a healthy snack or to use in other recipes such as home-made granola bars.

Now simply cut the pumpkin in pieces or large “chunks” and place skin-up on baking sheets. Bake in the oven like any squash until a fork easily slides out through the skin.

After removing the pumpkin from the oven and it is completely cooled scoop out the pulp with a spoon into 1/2 cup or 1 cup freezer bags. Using a straw, remove all of the air out of the bag as it is being sealed and write the date on with a permanent marker.

You are now well stocked with portions of pumpkin ready to use in your favorite recipes including soups, cookies, muffins, and yes, even the occasional pie. Natural, and preservative free pumpkin… got to love it!

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Tomatoes and Men’s Strokes

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Tomatoes and Strokes in Men

Sauced, stuffed, deep-fried, or au natural – tomatoes are a key part of many people’s diets. Now, new research suggests that eating this juicy fruit and its products could lower the risk of stroke in men, making it much more than a delicious ingredient. Other foods that are known to lower stroke risk, in MEN, are chocolate, whole grains, citrus fruits, low-fat dairy, beans, nuts, leafy greens, and fish.

Do you know someone who could benefit from this information, please share.

 

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Homemade Ketchup

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Ketchup Recipe

One 6 ounces can tomato paste

½ cup raw honey

½ cup white vinegar

¼ cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ c celery salt

1/8 tsp of ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth

When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat ans simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store in a covered container.

Makes 1 ½ cups

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Archived: 2014 P Carrothes

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Dont Let the Flu Vaccine Get You

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Dont Let the Flu Vaccine Get You

Does the flu vaccine work?

Flu vaccine: Doesn’t work for pregnant women! Two separate studies compared maternal and neonatal outcomes in women infected with the influenza virus. Both studies found four times as many influenza-like illness-related hospitalizations in vaccinated women (2.8% vs 0.7%)

Do flu shots work? NOT IN THE ELDERLY! 68 studies over 98 flu seasons with elderly in nursing homes found that flu shot were NON-SIGNIFICANT for preventing flu, ILI or pneumonia. “The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews”

Do flu shots work? NOT IN Adults! Studies in more than 66,000 healthy adults show that it did not change the number of people needing to go to the hospital or take time off from work. Source “The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews”

Do flu shots work? NOT IN CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA! Flu vaccine does NOT prevent flu related hospitalization in children, ESPECIALLY THE ONES WITH ASTHMA! In fact with the flu vaccine came a three times more risk for hospitalization vs non vaccinated asthmatic children! Source; American Thoracic Society May 2009

Do flu shots work? NOT IN HEALTHY BABIES! Studies in more than 294,000 children found there was NO evidence that the flu shot had any effect over the placebo! Source “The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews”

If you had your flu shot last year you are twice as likely to contract swine flu according to a Canadian study.

There’s no evidence that flu shots cut the number of flu deaths. None whatsoever…

What’s in the flu vaccine?

Thimerosal is in vaccines. 250 times EPA safety limits in 1 flu shot. Material Safety Data sheets for Thimerosal lists: fetal death, miscarriage, mental retardation and gross motor impairment as possible outcomes of in utero exposure to Thimerosal. There are 3,000 trillion atoms (25 mcgs) of mercury in it. Who gives a baby 50 mcg of mercury in two flu shots? Newest CDC flu recommendations: During the 2010-2011 season, 2 doses of a 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine should be given at a minimal interval of 4 weeks to children aged 6 months to 8 years. AND the CDC is, of course, mentioning pandemic…again…

Squalene: “Carcinogenicity – we have done no testing for the carcinogenicity of MF59 adjuvant in any of our vaccines. We haven’t done it and we don’t plan to.” Dr. Novicki, Scientist for Novartis.

WHO website: Since 1997, an influenza vaccine (FLUAD, Chiron) which contains about 10 mg of squalene per dose, has been approved in health agencies in several European countries. Squalene is present in the form of an emulsion and is added to make the vaccine more immunogenic. The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant. Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system. 95% of overtly ill deployed GWS patients have antibodies to squalene.

Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins, including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.

Synagis is made from 95% human dna and 5% murine (rat) dna

Russell Blaylock MD states that Celvapan, the Baxter swine flu vaccine, uses cultured cells from the African green monkey. These cells are previously implicated in transmitting a number of vaccine-contaminating viruses including HIV.

According to the CDC, the following vaccines which are marketed as mercury free, actually do have mercury in them (less than 3mcgs per vaccine) DTaP (Tripedia) DTaP/HIB (TriHIBit) DT (Sanofi) Hep B (Engerix-B) Hep A/Hep B (Twinrix) Influenza (Fluarix, Flulaval, Fluvirin and Fluzone brands) Japanese Encephalitis (JE-Vax) Meningococcal (Menomune) DT (Decavac) DT (Massachusetts)

When patients complain of adverse reactions, studies show that doctors are likely to dismiss them. Over 90% of vaccine injuries and reactions alone go unreported.

Flu prevention

A new study shows that men who have sex at least twice a week makes the body more capable of fighting cold and flu. Side effects: happiness and physical exhaustion.

WC Douglass MD: Vitamin D and the flu. If you were to maintain your vitamin D levels within the optimal range of 50-65 ng/ml, you would likely avoid being affected during the cold and flu season entirely. According to a recent study, vitamin D may help reduce the incidence and severity of both viral respiratory tract infections and the flu. Researchers gave Japanese school children either a D supplement or a placebo, and found the kids who got the D were 58 percent less likely to get the flu. Don’t take vitamin D without talking to someone who can advise which vitamin D is suitable for you.

As you have known from other postings, never take vitamin D alone.  Also, which vitamin D is right for you?  Give us a call and let us take care of you.

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Archived: 2014 B Stewart

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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

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Exquisite Pizza Sauce

Ingredients

1 6 ounce tomato paste

6 fluid ounces warm water

3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons honey

I teaspoon anchovy paste, optional

¾ teaspoons onion powder

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

¼ teaspoon dried basil

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt to taste

Directions

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to break up any clumps of cheese especially.

Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors, spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desire.

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