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Our Latest Raw, Living, Cultured Food Class in the Magical Canyon of Topanga

Recently I had the honor to create a beautiful and super nutrient rich food class for a wonderful private group in Topanga, California. It truly was a blessing. We all remained willing to learn, kept a high teachablity index and were open to except changes in our current life styles in order to move more towards what we want.

We began by sharing our intention for the class and then went on to cover the 4 Basic Principles woven through out the Sacred Backyard Blog.

  • Cellular Communication
  • Cellular Environment
  • Cellular Nutrition
  • Cellular Movement

Because really without even one of these potent principles we would not have the balance and harmony that all 4 when done together can create for our health.

We also reviewed the 2 Revolutionary Concepts that are very important when it comes to healing the body at the cellular level. These are the Enzyme and Probiotic Concepts. When we take on enzyme and probiotic therapy coupled with the Four Principles and an innerstanding of the Detoxification process we have a basis for Regenerating our bodies, minds and spirits.

Next we got to delve into creating in the kitchen sharing all kinds of medicinal yet delicious foods, elixirs and desserts. We had live, cold pressed juices, cultured yogurt, fermented foods, smoothies, soups, tacos & superfood ice cream. Our focus on this class was cleansing and regenerating the body with foods full of water and friendly microbes to feed the healthy flora.  No dehydrator is required for this type of class only a vita mix or blendtec  and a twin gear juicer.  A dehydrator can be a fun tool however our focus here is on wet, live, juicy foods and liquids.

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When we have a healthy inner eco system the body will run clean and efficient. The result is clean blood, a pure mind, body and spirit.

These foods nourish the bodies while causing little work on the digestive system. This is because the food we prepare is highly active with enzymes and friendly bacteria. Not only this but we have unlocked the amino acids, fatty acids & glucose into usable energy during the soaking and  fermentation processes.

If someone is sick or anyone looking to maximize energy levels we can highly benefit from this type of nutrition as our bodies energy is redirected towads healing and rebuilding instead of working to digest. We do not compromise taste, texture or flavor either. We get to enjoy all of this while maintaining a lean, clean, serene body.

Unlocking the nurtition from our food allows to easily regenerate the skin,  grow hair, strengthen the bones and create lean muscle mass. This type of lifestyle also creates core & tensile strength. It allows us to remanufacture our own metabolic enzymes and hormones too.

Our bodies are so miraculous, they really can and will heal themselves given the right pathways to regenerate.

Our next class will be one about Mastering Detoxification and the different ways to go about this in your own home.  We will cover things like the coffee enema, super herbs, medicinal mushrooms, liver/gallbladder flush and fasting.

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Raw Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Some of you probably remember making chocolate chip cookie dough as a child like I do. What a yummy and enjoyable treat! My mom was notorious for her excellent baking skills. I think she timed it perfectly as I would arrive home from school and a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies would be coming out of the oven!

The version I have created is one that promotes health and bio available nutrition to the body. Some of you may wonder about eating raw eggs because of salmonella but honestly there is just as much chance if not more of getting salmonella while cooking foods. Chances of Salmonella are more of an issue for the elderly or someone with a weak immune system. Even so if someone had a challenge with this bacteria a strong and healthy does of probiotics on the hour every hour would balance and harmonize the gut flora.  Always choose the highest quality eggs you can find.

Recipe:

1 fresh organic grass fed egg

1 part colostrum powder

1 part tocotreniols (rice bran solubels non gmo)

A couple of TBS. Maca Powder

2-3 tsp. raw organic cultured butter

1 tsp. of fresh raw ground vanilla bean

2 to 3 tbs of heirloom cacao paste chopped

sprinkle of high quality sea salt

1 tbs. raw & creamy honey warmed to think consistency

1 dropperful of liquid stevia

In a glass pot lightly melt butter on low heat. Crack egg into a glass bowl and add butter, liquid stevia, and honey. Combine with spoon. In a separate bowl add your colostrum, toc’s, maca, salt and ground vanilla bean. Mix well and then add to your wet mixture ingredients. Once combined if you want to add more dry or wet ingredients to your liking go for it. When your happy with the sweetness and overall flavor add the cacao paste chunks. Refrigerate or enjoy right away.

If you do not prefer honey or can not have sugar then omit this and just use stevia. It will however change the overall consistency and flavor. When the honey is incorporated it gives it a creamy texture, well rounded flavor and mega nutrition.  Other sweeteners you might try are coconut palm sugar or yacon syrup.

Raw eggs are an incredible way to get potent nutrition.  Zeaxanthin and Lutein are two incredible nutrients we get from eggs. A great vegan source is Goji Berry Powder, also known as lycium. The amino acids in raw eggs are nourishing for the brain, nervous system, glands and hormones. Once heated and cooked they do start to change their protein structure and harder to digest so it is best to eat them raw at your best. This recipe is a great way to incorporate raw eggs or simply add them to your smoothie. The thyroid is highly nourished from the yolk of the egg.  Eggs are also one of the few food sources where we can obtain Vitamin D.

The reason I add Grass Fed Raw Organic Cultured Butter is because it contains activator x which is also known as the fat soluble vitamin k2.  The brain is highly nourished from this food and it allows for better nutrient absorption. Vitamin K2 is important for bone health as it helps to place Vitamin d3 into the bones and not into the soft tissue. When Vitamin D deposits into the soft tissue the bones become rigid and often times arthritis and calcification become an issue over time.

Colostrum is another incredible super food that supports the bodies renewal process. It gives the body bio available nutrition for improved physical stamina, brain nourishment and healthy skin & hair.  Besides being a key to optimal immune system protection, colostrum gives the cookie dough an incredible taste too.  Recent studies show that Colostrum is more potent than vaccines at preventing flu and other immune system invaders. It is a natural approach to preventing illness that does not cause stress on the organ systems.

Tocotreniols are great for skin repair and have an abundance of coq10 as well as selenium, glutathione peroxidase ( important for DNA repair), and is an overall protector of degenerative disease.

Lucuma is a sub tropical fruit and super food powder that brings nutrient density to foods as well as a maple like flavor. You could add this into the recipe or if wanting to create a vegan cookie dough. Lucuma, toc’s and maca could be used in abundance replacing the colostrum.  You might try raw coconut oil instead of the butter and omit the egg adding in fermented chick pea miso and a bit of coconut water to replace the egg texture!

Anything is possible and it is fun to be open to all kinds of things. The more receptive and flexible we are the more we make way for the higher good to come abounding into our lives.  Making choices requires discernment and utilizing our inner wisdom for the greater good of all. And so it is!

Enjoy this potent medicinal cookie dough and gift yourself with Anti-Aging Factors, Rejuvenation, Regeneration and even some spiritually enlightened insights! Hip Hip Hooray!

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Nutrient Rich Living with Medicine from the Sea.

Recently my family and I went to the beach in Malibu for surfing and fun in the sun. We came upon some huge pieces of sea weed as the waves crashed onto the shore!

Just seeing all of that sea weed reminded me of the nutrient qualities of sea weed!

I feel one of the best ways to receive nourishment is through super nutrient rich foods. One of these incredible foods would be sea vegetables!  With supplements being a way of life for many I choose to look at my foods and elixirs and ask the question, “How can I up the nutrient value of this dish and/or raise its vibration so that I can get the most nourishment while making sure it tastes good?” With this kind of question I feel I cover my bases giving all my senses (including my inner senses) satisfaction and fulfillment.  Instead of taking supplements why not just find nutrient rich foods that the body can recognize and absorb easily?

Super foods once apart of your daily lifestyle will give you more energy, clarity and nourishment than you could get from any supplement.  Some sea vegetables that will increase the nutrient value of your meals would be Alaria, Digtata (Kombu), Kelp, Dulse, Wakame & Nori.  Image

What do these super foods provide the body? A wealth of minerals and vitamins, they help to nourish the organs, normalize the hormones, keep the hair healthy and preserve its natural color. If your hair is gray  you can begin to reverse that by introducing sea vegetables to your daily diet.  Sea veggies are iron rich,  anti-inflammatory and contain bio available iodine.

This has been a concern for many with the levels of radiation increasing do to nuclear fall out. As we take responsibility for our health and supplement daily with nourishing iodine from sea vegetables we can ensure our thyroid is thriving.

The abundance of polysaccharides in sea vegetables help kill off yeast and dissolve mucus in the intestinal walls (also true for Aloe Vera Plant). They then strengthen the immune system and provide anti-viral qualities.

Enhance the flavor of savory dishes or enjoy miso soup with lots of added sea veggies.  How about trying a black bean dish with sea vegetables through out the mixture for flavor and medicinal nourishment.  I think of hearty sea vegetables as a meat because the protein and iron levels in these veggies are incredibly high.  Pair a plate of purple dulse with thick sliced heirloom tomatoes drizzled with pumpkin seed oil, fresh minced basil and mineral salt spray or Himalayan salt!

By soaking the sea veggies in water prior to consuming you will soften them up considerably. Try making blended soups with these veggies for ease of use.

You can even utilize sea veggies in your favorite desserts.  Irish Moss is a species of red algae that grows in abundance through out North America. This popular algae is utilized in raw vegan desserts as it as a wonderful texture to pies, cakes and parfaits.

Be mindful of where your sea vegetables come from and seek sea veggies from the cleanest ocean waters possible. I prefer to by bulk packages of sea veggies so that I have plenty for daily consumption!

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The Healing Benefits of a Lemon Ginger Blast

We are so fortunate to have so many tools of healing our bodies right in our very communities at a low cost.  My comparison is too the epic proportions of individuals relying on the drug companies to take care of us.  There are many things we can do as a whole to become self sufficient and self reliant. My part in this whole is to share what has worked for me. Below is a recipe that I would love to share with you today in the hopes that you might take your next step to true health. 

Note: My sincere hope is that you will seek out fresh, organic produce from a local farmer when possible because the benefits will be superior for your body and the global healing/transformation.  With all my compassion for this world, Dodhisattva

 

Lemon Ginger Blast (Inspired by Lou Corona)

Beginner Version

2 Organic Lemons (leave peels on if Organic)

2 Organic Apples

1 Large or 2 Medium Organic Cucumbers, sometimes I get the persian cucumbers that are smaller from my local market that fit right through the juicer!

1 inch of Organic Ginger Root

1 pinch of Cayenne Pepper

 

This drink will wash the system. It will help to clean the blood, improve circulation, digestion and skin tone and is a super anti-oxidant.  I recommend this as your morning tonic.  The ADVANCED version would include any one or all of these greens: 

A handful of Organic Dandelion Greens -cleans the blood, immunity, strengthens liver and kidneys.

A handful of Organic Carrot Tops (the green leaves)-strengthen’s kidneys

A handful of Organic Parsley- benefits kidneys, anemia, digestion, hormone balance

 

If you are new to juicing I would be happy  to let you know what  juice machine works the best. I have used a variety of them through the years. Please leave me a comment.

Health is Wealth!

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