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Probiotic Liquid Fasting for Optimal Well Being

I recently completed an 8 day liquid fast. This fast is considerably different than any other that I have done. I feel it could benefit many because it is versatile, nutrient dense & safe for those with Candida. In fact, I feel it assists acid conditions in the body re colonizes the friendly flora in the intestinal tract.

I feel that a traditional juice fast, although it can be quite healing can actually feed candida if it is not properly balanced with plenty of greens and land vegetables. I am a huge advocate of fresh pressed juice with a high caliber juicer such as the Green Star Elite or the Angel Juicer which is stainless steel a juice feast is a lot of fun. It slowly presses the juice extracting as much of the nutrient value as possible while lessening oxidation with its slow gears.

What I have found is utilizing fresh pressed juices with land vegetables (not root veggies-sugar) green apples, lemons, limes, and tons of herbs, wild flowers, & dark greens like spinach etc will be an optimal combo for juicing.  If this is not a concern for someone and they are feeling strong with there intestinal flora then of course go for yummy root veggies like non-hybrid carrots, beets etc.  Green apples are some what sour so if you utilize these you won’t get the sugar rush to the pancreas. Also if someone has diabetes this might be an optimal fast program.

A sample juice might be:

Fresh Lemons with peel (only if organic with peel)

1 green apple

1 large or 2 small cucumbers

2 inches of ginger root

1 bunch spinach

1 bunch wild dandelion greens (usually growing in your backyard)

1/2 of a celery bunch

1 big piece of fresh Aloe leaf (loaded with nutrients like zinc, sulfur, selenium, magnesium, amino acids & enzymes)-blend this into the juice once peeled.

Another liquid I am enjoying and utilizing to rejuvenate my intestines and body is young coconut kefir water from green coconuts and friendly microorganisms. They really have a consciousness and once our body is flooded with billions of friendly microbes are whole outlook can really change on life and how we see things. Try it!

I also have incorporated fresh veggie broth into the fast. What I do is take Cabbage, Dark Greens(collards & kale), Lots of Sea Vegetables for their amazing nutrient content especially iodine, carrot with tops, beets with tops, garlic, 1 whole onion, 1/2 a celery bunch etc… and put into a big pot, fill with filtered or spring water to cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Then let the broth sit for a while with heat off. Now you have a savory broth for your lunch/dinner meal. I choose to incorporate the kale & collards thru lightly simmering the broth instead of in my fresh raw green juice b/c raw kale & collards have been known to suppress the thyroid. So with a light steaming you still get nutrients just no effect on the thyroid.

If one has a desire or consumes meat you might try getting bones like grass fed red marrow bones and simmering these for 12-24 hours. Skim the fat off the top and enjoy that broth for its ability to nourish the digestive tract and heal the gut walls. The added benefit to a grass fed bone broth is its ability to rebuild collagen in the face and body. I believe it also assists with cellulite concerns. This is something Donna Gates recommends in The Body Ecology Diet.

Another option for your liquid fast are herbal teas. I enjoy mixing different herbs like Gynostemma tea, with Lycium, Schizandra & some vanilla bean. Then I might add Chanca Piedra for its ability to decalcify the liver and tissues. I simmer different herbs and create a decoction with the roots, stems & herbs.

Another tea you might try is one made from Nettle Leaf. The B vitamins and Protein in nettle is incredible not to mention its silica content. I like to take a glass jar and at night time fill 2 ounces of Nettle Leaf and an 1 ounce of the Root, then I might add some Rose hips and Astragalus.. I let that sit over night in water and then the next day I simmer it for just a bit then let it soak.  This is a beauty tea for sure! The whole body will get a chlorophyl rich treat from the nettle leaf. The hair and skin will shine.

As a sweetener for your tea you might try a high quality stevia. I like sweet leaf stevia. This will not be a challenge for those with candida. If candida is not an issue than try a local raw honey for the nutrient value & taste.

So through out the day I am enjoying, fresh pressed juices, young green coconut kefir water, broths, & teas. I am also incorporating other nutrient superfoods and cleansing products.

Dr. Shulze Intestinal formula 1 & 2: So awesome and wildcrafted/organic too! This will actually go in and pull any hardened mucoid plaque that is challenging to remove with just a green juice fast.

Health Force Nutritional’s Vitamineral Green: This product not only has greens and herbs from the land like Tulsi, Horsetail, Nettle, Barley grass, Dandelion leaf juice, Moringa but also Spirulina & Chlorella from the waters. It has tons of sea veggies, enzymes, shilajit & billions of friendly microbes! IT is hands down so awesome to incorporate in the fast for high energy.

Fasting is a great idea to clear blockages and heal the gut walls. I would suggest consulting with a health care practitioner if this is new for you.

My results were  wonderful with 8 days of liquid fasting.   My digestion and elimination has improved. If you eat 3 times a day that is how many bowel movements you should be having.  A good habit to get into is about 20 or 30 minutes after a meal go into the bathroom and prop your feet up on a small stool. Then lift your arms up  in the air. This will assist a bowel movement and is very similar to the effects of squatting which is a natural way to evacuate.  It should be easy and effortless. If not drink more healthy fluids and do a colon cleansing fast now:)  If we get into the habit of going into the bathroom and eliminating our bodies will retrain to make time for it. Otherwise life and activities take over and we find ourselves not digesting life! We get uptight or upset etc..

As we can digest, assimilate, utilize and absorb foods and get rid of the waste gracefully so too we can handle life in this way. We notice our ability to digest life and take what is good and eliminate what is no longer serving us.  I feel that 3 or 4, 7 day fasts per year will yield great results.

Enjoy! Once you have completed a colon cleansing fast you might consider a weekly 24 hour Water fast to maintain your work.  This way toxins do not accumulate as much and the digestive tract takes a break once a week. Try it with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, some Herbal tea and Coconut Kefir Water….now the digestive tract is getting coated with probiotics and healing liquids.

Utilize Spring Water or the best water you can find free of plastics, chemicals and hardened mineral deposits. Too much calcium in the water cements the body and creates calcification.

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Digestive Healing Tonic

1 large piece of Aloe peeled (2-3 inches)

1 tart green apple with skin

1 large lemon with peel

1 tsp-tbs. Chlorella Powder

1/4-1tsp. Moringa Powder (incredible nutrient dense super food)

1 or 2 ounces of Coconut Kefir water from Green Coconuts

1 to 2 inches of fresh peeled ginger

1 large cucumber

Handful of Wild Greens like Japanese Spinach or Wild Celery. Or whatever green you prefer.

Now here are two options. You can take all ingredients and blend. If you do this just squeeze in the lemon.  Other wise juice the whole lemon and half of the cucumber and all the ginger. Now you have some concentrated lemon/ginger juice with structured water from the cucumber as a base to mix the rest. Now blend in chunks of the apple (using the green tart to lessen sugar content while keeping the fiber to slow the sugar absorption), aloe, remaining cucumber, chlorella, moringa and Kefir.

This is so wonderfully refreshing and healing to the entire digestive tract from the mouth all the way to the colon.  The prebiotics from the aloe as well as the healing abilities of the friendly microbes from the kefir will proliferate in the tract. When enjoyed on an empty stomach it will soothe and heal any digestive issues over time.  It is also a bowel movement aid and highly alkaline.  Enjoy!

Enjoy this Tonic

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How to Nourish the Body on a Cellular Level

One of the keys to assimilating our nutrients is of course how well we digest the food we consume. Many people whom are interested in obtaining nourishment from nuts, seeds, wild rice etc. realize that in order to get the most benefit from these foods soaking them for at least 12 hours will ensure releasing any enzyme inhibitors.

Now if you want to take things to the next level of Cellular integrity you might consider taking those nuts, seeds or rice and culturing them. This means it is time to blend in a powerful probiotic so that the nuts/seeds/rice ferment and NOW the food is activated and easy to digest. Now you have Bio-Available Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrate that converts into Amino Acids, Fatty Acids & Usable Energy. Now your body can create beautiful hair, skin & bones and re-manufacture its’ own metabolic enzymes & hormones. This is really a lifestyle and a way to get the most out of the food you consume. Many people try eating raw or vegan and miss this step! This is the ultimate step as it gives the body an easy way to get nutrition that converts quickly.

Try the recipe below and let me know what you think:

1 cup soaked Raw Organic Almonds (24 hour soak and rinse water regularly)

4 young thai coconuts (open with a cleaver and scoop out white meat. reserve coconut water for blending).

1 cup of NON GMO Rice Bran Solubles (Tocotreniols)

1 -2 tsp of high quality plant based probiotics or instead of coconut water use Coconut Kefir water

Now put the meat and almonds into the blender. Maybe blend in intervals a little bit at a time. Add some rice bran and coconut water to the consistency of yogurt. Now add your probiotics or if you are using kefir water just add that instead.  I just save the coconut water and make kefir with my own probiotics. Then I have tons of kefir water to utilize.

Now strain the mixture thru a sieve.  Let sit on the counter with a lid unsealed (leave air to breath). Maybe check it after 6 hours. Could take a whole 24 hours depending on the probiotics and tempratures. It will puff up and have a slight zing to it. It is now activated.

To create variety of all your high quality nuts/seeds rotate what you culture. Try hemp yogurt, chia seed yogurt, brazil nut yogurt. Ferment wild rice! Have fun and enjoy nutrition on a true cellular level!!!!!!!!!!

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One of Nature’s Most Powerful Healers Are Closer than You May Think. What are Probiotics and How Do They Contribute to a Strong & Healthy Body?

Our bodies are living cultures. When we take responsibility (meaning the ability to respond) to nourish and care for our bodies they give back to us ten fold! Everything is connected, once we re-establish the healthy flora in our bodies they will thrive in our bodies providing powerful and healing qualities that reflect into our physical world.

One of our first exposures to this micro flora is through our mother’s birth canal; we are coated with a layer of bacteria. If our mother was healthy she blessed us with a nice shield of friendly armor. If she may have been dealing with Candida at the time of birth or an unhealthy lifestyle than this too was transferred to the baby. This along with pharmaceutical drugs & tap water often destroy or suppress our own immune response thus killing off many of our friendly bacteria and contributing to disease in the body. An over-growth of unfriendly bacteria can easily create imbalances such as Acne, Allergies, Autism, Immune Disorders & the list goes on.

If this was the case for you as a child – you are not to worry! Our bodies are miraculous and come bouncing back with an abundance of energy when given natural care. The body wants to heal itself by its very nature. If you are starting a family this is something to consider for your own child’s health. We build our world one child at a time.

The best thing to do in order to re culture our gut is to feed it the friendly micro flora.

When the friendly bacteria proliferate we experience healthy skin, weight loss, increased immune response, better digestion & healthy bowel movements because these little sentient beings are constantly producing enzymes, B vitamins and other nutrients that support a healthy internal environment.

Internally our “gut” or intestinal system is our line of defense in keeping the skin healthy, vibrant & our immune system strong. Skin issues are often related to what is going on inside our gut. The ratio to healthy & unhealthy bacteria in the intestine is said to be best at 80/20. When this is in check rest assured the body will thrive.

Lipophilli Bacteria are fat-soluble microbes that live on the exterior of our skin. They keep viruses, infections and fungal issues at bay. This protective layer is required for our body to maintain a radiant & youthful glow. It is the harsh soaps & cleansers out there that strip these oils from the skin opening our immune system up to invaders.

Probiotics will also acidify the colon (maintaining a proper pH between 6.7 and 6.9); normalize our bowel movements; produce key minerals & vitamins; produce lactase (for lactose intolerance); & remove toxic waste from the body.

If you choose to supplement with Probiotics a good idea might be to take a teaspoon in the morning, on an empty stomach, and a teaspoon at night before bed. This way we coat the digestive tract and allow the organisms to proliferate without interruption. Choosing a high quality probiotic that is proteolytic, which means they break down the proteins into amino acids is crucial. This will allow the amino acids to convert in the body to create strong healthy bones, skin & hair. This allows us the ability to manufacture our own metabolic enzymes and hormones. Probiotics are key to vibrant health!

Other ways to get your Probiotics could be coconut kefir water, cultured vegetables & cultured nut seeds & cheeses. Colostrum is also full of probiotics.

As we modify the terrain the unfriendly bacteria will no longer have the environment to thrive. This really goes hand and hand with our world. We are learning to reinvent and recreate our world to be a happier, healthier place. As we clean up our own terrain we will see the manifestation in our physical world.

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How to Make Cultured Vegetables/Salsa and Coconut Kefir Water

Today I made a batch of cultured salsa & some coconut kefir water.

Fermenting or Culturing veggies is a great way to enhance the nutritional value of the vegetables.  The friendly bacteria in the culture starter proliferates and after it sits for 3-7 days (or longer is great) at about 70 degrees you have a nutrient dense food.  This is extremely easy on the digestive system and is great paired with all of your meals for better assimilation and utilization of your foods. So that you can build strong & healthy hair, skin and bones. Beyond that it keeps the immune system strong!

The recipe I made today is a cultured salsa.  I took organic veggies like cabbage, red bell pepper, jalapenos, onions, dandelion greens, cilantro, beets, carrots, tomatos, mineral salt, lemon juice and fresh pressed garlic.  I minced & cut the items as desired and mix them all together.

Then I take the Body Ecology Culture Starter (you can get this on my website by clicking on the tab, “Build Strong Immunity”) and mix it with 1/2 cup of 90 degree water and some form of sugar. I used organic sun dried coconut crystals.  I let this sit for 20 minutes to let the probiotics feed off of the sugar.

Next you make a brine. You take several cups of your veggie mixture and put in your high power blender. After this is well blended like a thick soup you take the culture starter and pour that into the brine.  Now pour this over the veggies.

Next take your clean glass jars and begin to pack the mixture into each jar leaving 2 inches at the top.  Now roll up a few cabbage leaves and place at the top of the jar. Seal and let sit for a 1 week or more.

Coconut Kefir Water is very healthy too. It is a probiotic drink.  This to me is like the finest champagne and good for you!  You can make this from the Kefir Starter that I offer on my website under the same tab, “Build Strong Immunity.”  What I do a lot of the time is take a small amount of kefir I have already made and add it to fresh organic young coconut water. I let this sit on the counter with a lid for 24-36 hours or until fizzy.  You can also use the Kefir starter, add the powder to the coconut water and sit in glass jar with lid for same amount of time.  Adjust time depending on temperature.

Please feel free to interact or ask questions/leave comments. Cheers to building strong immunity~ Love, The Sacred Farm House Kitchen of the Dodhisattva:)

A Wonderful Nutrient Dense Super Food

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Optimizing your Digestion

One of the key factors in optimal health is mastering digestion of the foods we put into our bodies.  A few things to note are that as we age our HCL (hydro chloric acid) levels in the stomach weaken. Most people have weak acid levels in the stomach.  If we are partially digesting our food this can cause fermentation in the stomach leading to gas, bloating, weight gain and ultimately more serious degenerative conditions.

Another key role in digestion is a healthy “gut” which means that the ratio to healthy bacteria and unhealthy bacteria is 2:1. When the healthy bacteria is flourishing our immune system is strong and healthy. This creates a healthy and happy brain as the gut and the brain are very connected.

Enzymes also play a key role in the digestion of our foods.  Enzymes are, as Dr. Edward Howell once said, “the spark of life.”  When you see someone whom is rich in enzymes you will see that they are light and bright.  There aura or the energy field around there body is strong, healthy and pure, they heal quickly and have an abundance of energy.

Last but certainly not least our thoughts and the way we relate to our food plays a role in digestion.  This is the most important and if you have any healing to do in your relation to food EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique or  what is also known as “tapping” can also assist in clearing a less than optimal relation with your food. You can easily google or research that subject for more info.

Here are some simple KEYS to increasing your HCL levels, Strengthening the friendly bacteria in your “gut”,  and enriching your body with enzymes.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw Organic Fermented)- A small dose of this taken before meals will increase the HCL levels in the stomach to assist your body to break down food in the small intestine.

2. Green Smoothies- A smoothie made of half a blender full of organic greens and a small portion of fruit will increase HCL levels in the stomach.

3. If these approaches do not work for you you can also buy HCL derived from beets from Premiere Research Labs.

4. Building the friendly bacteria in your stomach comes with letting go of antibiotics and introducing cultured vegetables to your diet. Cultured vegetables are very important to ensure healthy digestion!  Making your own cultured veggies is fun and cost effective.

5. You can also buy a high quality liquid probiotic to assist the body.  Remember that fermented food is the best way to get your probiotics.

6. Coconut Kefir water is a wonderful fizzy beverage that can be sipped on to heal the stomach. If someone has a history of antibiotics you can be sure the body requires lots of probiotic therapy.

7. Enzymes are available in all raw living foods. So any vegetable or fruit that is left in its natural state is rich in enzymes. If you choose to eat cooked food remember that there are enzymes you can purchase to assist in digesting denatured food. If you go to the Products page on my site you can find high quality enzymes.

These are a few tips that I trust will assist you in your journey to a happy, healthy life! Cheers:)

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Why Culture My foods?

Since my website includes cultured food recipes I wanted to give a brief explanation as to why this is of utmost importance in your daily routine as you create wholesome living foods.

Culturing your foods allows for the food to be “activated.” It allows friendly bacteria to proliferate and actually digest itself. This is much easier on our digestive system as we go to eat. It is a great idea to eat cultured foods with every meal to make sure you are digesting everything you consume.

So…as we ferment and culture our foods the health and friendly bacteria is created and it allows for bio-available food to enter the body. When our food is bio-available we are able to build strong muscle, hair, skin and bones. We can then start to manufacture our own metabolic enzymes and hormones. This will ultimately lead us to radiance!

Some foods that you can culture are: Coconut water, Nut and seed milks, vegetables to make sauerkraut, seed and nut yogurts, seed and nut cheeses. The list goes on and on. Enjoy cultured foods today and try our Probiotic Blend Powder which is Proteolytic, which means it breaks down the proteins into amino acids. Not all probiotics are proteolytic or medical grade. Get these probiotics and consume them morning and evening to re establish friendly flora in the intestinal tract.  Use this probiotic to create your nut and seed cheeses and yogurts as well.  For recipes please go to my website: http://www.dodhisattva.com

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Quick Tip with Coconut Water Kefir

Groceries/Tools:

Buying the Young Coconut Water Kefir at the store for
13 dollars is not necessarily a bad investment. What you can do is save 1/4 cup of the liquid and put in a new bottle with  more fresh organic young coconut water allowing this to ferment over the next 24 to 48 hours will activate the entire amount of liquid. You now have another coconut kefir drink.  This makes that 13 dollar investment worth it.

Always start your day with a lemon ginger blast to wash the system.  Add parsely, carrot tops, and/or dandelion greens to clean blood and strengthen the kidneys/detox the liver.

Take long, slow deep breaths to oxygenate the body and ward off stale energy inside the body which attracts germs and eventually disease.

Note: You have the option of buying a premium quality probiotic such as NCP’s go to; http://www.enzymesandprobiotics.com and purchase here.  Then you have a lot of probiotic to create your coconut water with. The above mentioned recipe is if you may not have the resources to purchase it.

Ever Sure,

The Dodhisattva

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Living Plant-based, Enzyme-rich, Cultured Foods

As we look at the United States and see how the foods we eat are directly related to the dis-eases in the body we may start to remember our essence and get back to the truth. Most diseases in the body relate directly to what we are feeding them. If we are truly conscious when we feed ourselves and embody breath work we would find bodies of radiance, vibrancy, with an abundance of energy creating a lean, clean and serene body, mind and spirit.  First I must say that there are many things that come into play beyond what you eat.  Your thoughts, your level of gratitude for this life, your cellular environment and exercise all play a role.  Today I am covering the nutritional aspect.  One of the most inspiring parts of my mentor and friend is that he is living proof (37 years)  that these dietary guidelines indeed work.  They are not only in compliance with the body ecology but they are also in alignment with mother earth and father sky. Today I am just going to share the nuts and bolts (pun intended), because this information relates to those glorious nuts and seeds we can thrive on.

Nuts and Seeds are an ital part of a plant based living food lifestyle. But, what most people are missing is the soaking, germinating and culturing of the nuts and seeds. This is the key to unlocking the proteins so that they can be converted into amino acids to manufacture a healthy body.  Below I will share a simple recipe in order to create an amazing culture.  With this culture you can make dressings, patte’s, yogurts and smoothies.

1 cup of Organic, Raw Almonds (most Almonds in the health food store have been cooked due to laws).

Soak these in pristine clean water for 24 to 48 hours changing the water periodically as it requires. Next, you want to drain the water off and put into the blender with some structured water and 1 or 2 scoopfuls of NCP  Probiotic Blend Powder or other high quality probiotics.  When this is the consistency you prefer store in a glass jar with a lid loosely placed on the top so that it will culture. On a hot day it may only take 3 hours, on a cool day it could take 6.  Once this has cultured, you can store in the refrigerator with the jar sealed.

**Almond Coconut Yogurt- Some time try adding coconut meat and coconut water instead of alkaline water.  Create your blended mixture and add the Probiotic.  This is a base for a delicious smoothie.

Blessings and Thank You for caring so much about your health.  Please contact me for more information.

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