PKD Recipes

Recipes for Polycystic Organ Health, Polycystic Kidney, Polycystic Liver health

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Wassail

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2 apples seeded, cored and quartered
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
¼ orange peeled leave pith on
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 C. warm water
Preparation
Put all in a high speed blender on soup and enjoy this hot. This makes quite a bit. Cut it in half and it serves two with a wee bit leftover for seconds.

The origin of wassail.
In the year 800, England was invaded by Danish Vikings who, for a brief period, took over all of England. Eventually they were pushed all the way back up into the northernmost portion of England, a place called The Danelaw because up there the Danes had autonomy and made their own laws and spoke Danish. The Danegeld was a tax collected from all the English citizens, and this money was paid to the Danes in exchange for them not invading England further. The Danelaw consisted of three counties: County Durham, Westmoreland, and Northumberland.

These Danish Vikings had a favorite wintertime drink consisting of mulled hot apple cider, and when they drank a cupful, they gave a salute,
was heil! ( or to your health!).”
Over the centuries this drink became popular throughout England. Eventually the term
Ves Heil! changed to Was Hail! (to which someone replied Drink Hail!). And the drink became known as wassail.

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Green Pineapple Paradise Smoothie

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Caution with spinach it is high in oxalates. A quick dip in boiling water for a few seconds will decrease oxalates. Toss the water which contains oxalates.
Ingredients
¾ C. water
2 C. fresh pineapple chunks
½ avocado, peeled and pitted
2 C. spinach
½ C. ice cubes

Preparation
Add ingredients to high speed blender (or if you have a BlendTec use the WildSide jar) in order listed and secure lid. Select Smoothie and enjoy. Watch a video.

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Citrus Smoothie

Ingredients
½ C. water
1 orange
2 C. fresh pineapple chunks
1 carrot trimmed, peeled & halved
½ beet trimmed and halved
½ C. ice cubes

Preparation
Carefully use a paring knife to peel a few pieces of zest from the orange. Peel and halve the orange. Add the ingredients in order listed, including the zest, to high speed blender. If you have a Blendtec use the WildSide SunriseBeetJuice_Main_620x320jar and secure lid. Select Whole Juice or blend on a Medium High speed for 50-60 seconds. Serve over ice.

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Green Organic Smoothie

Caution with spinach and kale, it is high in oxalates. A quick dip in boiling water for a few seconds will decrease oxalates. Toss the water which contains oxalates.
Ingredients
½ C. water
2 C. organic spinach
1 large organic kale leaf
1 organic date, pitted
1 organic apple, cored and quartered
1 organic banana
1 C. organic fresh pineapple chunks
½ C. ice cubes
Preparation
Add ingredients to blender in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice or blend on a Medium High speed for 50-60 seconds.organic-green-smoothie-620x320

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Blackberry Smoothie

Blackberry smoothieIngredients
6 oz coconut water or
6 oz almond milk
½ banana
1 Tbsp raw soaked almonds
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1 ¼ C frozen blackberries

Preparation
Add ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend and enjoy.

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Green Maximum Weight Loss Smoothie

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Caution with spinach and kale, it is high in oxalates. A quick dip in boiling water for a few seconds will decrease oxalates. Toss the water which contains oxalates.
Ingredients
6 oz almond milk
1 apple-banana
½ C. fresh pineapple or a slice skinned
1 tsp almond butter
2 dates, pitted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 C. greens or handfuls
1 C. ice cubes

Preparation
Add ingredients to high speed blender in order listed and secure lid. Select Smoothies. For a smoother drink put it through twice.

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Rice Milk

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Ingredients
1 C. soaked brown rice
8 C. water
¼ tsp Himalayan salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp tupelo honey (can omit)

Preparation
Soak rice to diminish phytates as well as any arsenic that may be present from the water flooding during rice growth.
In a saucepan, bring rice and 3 cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 45 minutes, adding water if the pan dries out. When rice is soft, remove from heat and add 4 1/2 more cups of water, vanilla, salt. Stir, then let sit for an additional 45 minutes. Taste. Add tupelo honey if desired. Transfer soaking rice to a blender or food processor to blend for 3-4 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth into a mason jar or pitcher, and enjoy for 4-5 days. Chill before serving.

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Almond Milk

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2 cups of raw almonds soaked 10 – 12 hours in 3 cups of mineral, filtered, or tap water allowed to sit overnight to dissipate any residual chlorine.

Pour 3 cups of water over 2 cups of raw almonds soaking overnight to rid of phytic acid. Rinse the almonds under running water in a sieve. Place these pre-soaked almonds with  3 cups of fresh water in a high speed blend [like a vita mixer]. Blend until it resembles a thick cream. Line a large sieve or colander with a double thickness cheesecloth or unbleached muslin, single thickness. Place this over a wide bowl and allow it to drain. Grab the corners of the cloth; hold together securely and squeeze to extract all of the almond milk, much like squeezing a tea bag. The remaining pulp can be used in raw candies, cookies or as a filler to give desserts a cookie like consistency. Transfer the almond milk to a container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

This makes a delicious almond milk. The almond milk will keep refrigerated for 3 days. If you wish to use a machine to make a grain, seed, or nut milks, the soy milk maker machine heats the grain beverage milk product slightly. It requires  overnight pre-soaking of  the nuts, grains or almonds. One can produce fresh almond milk  for a fraction of the cost of commercial varieties and the taste is far superior. Use the left over almond pulp  for cooking, baking, or even as a luxurious facial or body scrub.  Hard nuts, like almonds, are better when soaked for approximately 4 hours and rinsed; this makes the milk easier to digest. You can use both blanched and un-blanched almonds along with almond pieces, slivered almonds or even mix and match with your other favorite nuts. Un-blanched almonds produce a darker, nuttier milk, whereas blanched almonds produce a whiter, creamier milk. The total amount of almonds used is approximately 1 cup; this will fill the filter cup about 2/3 full. Some people prefer unheated almond milk.  Automatic soy  milk Maker is a machine useful for making almond, barley, or rice milk. It gives you the choice – simply push the start button to produce cooked milk, or use the motor button to grind the nuts, producing an unheated almond milk.

BlenTec blender (high speed blender) has another recipe for almond milk. Soak the almonds overnight. Here is a youtube video.
After soaking 1 cup of almonds overnight, strain and rinse the almonds. Add 4 cups of water and 1 tsp tupelo honey. Blend on high whole fruit. Press blend again until mixture is totally smooth. No need to strain this almond milk recipe.

A few more almond milk recipes:
almond cheese
almond yogurt
almond dill cheese

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Green Parsley Smoothie

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1½ C. water
½ cucumber
1 banana
1 C. pineapple chunks
¼ bunch of parsley
1 C. ice cubes

Preparation
Add ingredients to high speed blender in order listed. If available select Whole Juice.

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Green Berry Spinach Smoothie

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Caution with spinach it is high in oxalates. A quick dip in boiling water for a few seconds will decrease oxalates. Toss the water which contains oxalates.
Ingredients
2 C. almond milk
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
1 banana
1 orange peeled halved
1 C. fresh raspberries
3 C. spinach or kale
2 C. ice cubes

Preparation
Add all ingredients to high speed blender in order listed; secure lid. Select Smoothie.

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Almond Banana Apple Smoothie

Ingredients
1 C almond milk
1 oz soaked almonds
1 apple cored quartered
½ banana
1 C ice cubes
Preparations
Add ingredients to high speed blender in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice or Liquify.

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Green Avocado Smoothie

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Ingredients
Half a ripe avocado
Half an apple, partially peeled and seeded
¼ C coconut milk
1 C ice
Tupelo honey 2 Tbsp
Squeeze lime juice

Preparation
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Top with an extra swirl of tupelo and a squeeze of lime juice.

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Green Kiwi Smoothie

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Ingredients
2 kiwis
1 banana
2 C. leafy greens
¼ avocado
½ C. ice
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
¼ C. water

Preparation
Put all in high speed blender and serve.

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Green Kiwi Smoothie 2

Ingredients
2 kiwis
1 apple
2 C fresh leafy green
1 whole carrot
½ C water
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
½ C ice cubes
Preparation
Put tupelo, then carrot, leafy greens, apple, peeled kiwis, top with ice in high speed blender.

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Honeydew Melon Juice

honeydew-mint-coolerIngredients
2 C cut up honeydew melon

Preparation
Place in a high speed blender on whole fruit juice setting. Serve and drink. All melon juices are strong alkalizes, loaded with vitamin C, and beneficial to kidney health.

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Mango Pineapple Smoothie

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Ingredients
1 C. almond yogurt Ø carrageenan
1 C. fresh cut pineapple
1 apple banana peeled
1 C. frozen mango
½ C. almond milk Ø carrageenan

Preparation
Blend and serve.

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Mango Lassi

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Ingredients
3 C. frozen mango
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
1 C. vanilla almond yogurt
without carrageenan

Preparation
Blend and serve.

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Mango Lime Smoothie

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Ingredients
3 C. frozen mango
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp Tupelo Honey
1 tray ice cubes

Preparation
Blend and serve.

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Mango Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup of almond milk
2 cups frozen mangoes
1 peeled lime
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 Tablespoons of tupelo honey

Preparation
Blend together in a high speed blender. Pour into two wide stemmed glasses. For added sweetness, drizzle a little tupelo honey over the top but do not stir it in.

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Limeade

Ingredients:
½ C. water
1 sweet limes peeled
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
1 ½ C. frozen green grapes

Preparation
In a high speed blender, add ingredients in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice and serve. If you don’t have frozen grapes on hand or do not care for a slight grape flavor, substitute ice cubes for the frozen grapes.

Serves 2
Serving Size 8 fl oz
Calories 130
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium < 5 mg Carbohydrates 35 g Fiber 2 g Sugar 29 g Protein 1 g

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Green Pineapple Grape Lemon Smoothie

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Ingredients
1 C. grapes
¼ skinned lemon
½ skinned pineapple cut in chunks
¼ C. leafy greens
½ C. ice

Preparation
Blend and serve.

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Green Spinach Grape Pineapple Smoothie

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Caution with spinach it is high in oxalates. A quick dip in boiling water for a few seconds will decrease oxalates. Toss the water which contains oxalates.
Ingredients
2 C. spinach or kale
2 C. grapes
1 slice pineapple

Preparation
Put all in a high speed blender with some ice cubes. Serve in tall chilled glasses. Enough for 2 plus people.

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Solé

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Consider that if you keep adding salt to a glass of water you’ll get to a point where the water becomes super-salty or saturated with salt. Once the water becomes saturated with salt the salt will just sit on the bottom of the glass without dissolving any further. This is what happens with Himalayan Crystal Salt Solé it is, super-saturated, salty water.

Preparation
Place 1 inch of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt stones in a glass jar, preferably one with a lid, or begin with our pre-packed jar of Stones pictured here. Add 2 to 3 inches of good quality artesian or spring water above the stones, completely covering the crystals with water. Let sit overnight.

If all the salt crystals have dissolved, add a few more salt crystals to the water. Your Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Solé is ready when the water becomes fully saturated with salt and cannot hold any more. The salt will no longer dissolve at this stage.

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Each morning, before eating or drinking anything, add a teaspoon (I use a few drops) of the Himalayan Crystal Salt Solé to a glass of artesian or spring water. Or if you prefer, prepare the glass of water the night before, leave it at your bedside and drink it in the morning. Your body will receive the energetic vibration pattern of the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ and hold it for 24 hours. Keep the container covered to prevent the water from evaporating. Otherwise, no special storage is needed. The fully saturated Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Solé will keep forever! Salt is a natural anti-bacterial and natural fungicide. It simply cannot spoil or go bad.

Just a drop or two in a full glass of water will give you a homeopathic dose of solé daily. It has ben thought that with elevated blood pressure, normally individuals are told to restrict table salt. Solé made with Himalayan pink crystal salt is different. It contains all the minerals in the exact same proportions as the human body. By diluting a glass of spring water with a few drops of solé crystal salt solution, one succeeds in making their own inexpensive mineral water. I have noticed this particular salt does not raise my own blood pressure. I have switched and use exclusively Himalayan pink salt also known as halite for cooking. I continue to limit the amount of salt I use to ⅛ teaspoon for the entire day.

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Saffron Tea

SAFFRONSaffron tea ingredients
¼ teaspoon of saffron threads
1 cup of water

Preparation
Simmer on the stove top in a glass or stainless steel or ceramic pot (approximately 7 – 15 minutes) until it is reduced to a half cup of liquid. Strain, cool and sip it.

What does Saffron do?
Saffron eases the pain from cystic organs. It helps to maintain the integrity of the walls of the blood vessels so they do not burst as easily. Saffron stimulates the body to lay down blood vessels around any blockage or bursting. Cysts will bleed if blood pressure is elevated; or if the kidneys or the liver is enlarged with numerous cysts; or if there is some trauma to cystic organs. Diminish episodes of bleeding into a cyst and the associated pain by keeping blood pressure well controlled 100/70 -110/70 – 120/80; by keeping cystic kidneys and cystic liver small (sometimes this is not possible); and by minimizing trauma. I would think if we could do one more thing, this too might help diminish bursting cysts and that is to maintain the blood vessel wall intact; to maintain the integrity of the blood vessel walls. This is another thing that saffron can help accomplish. Saffron helps to:
1. Ease the pain from a cystic liver or cystic kidneys.
2. Lowers blood pressure
3. Diminishes spontaneous bursting of tiny capillaries
4. Helps diminish bursting cysts
5. Stimulates the body to lay down new blood vessels
6. Protects the integrity of DNA
7. Helps a cystic liver by increasing the metabolism of estrogen through the liver
8. Aphrodisiac effect
Medical articles on saffron’s uses:
Saffron effects Uterus and estrus cycle 1964
Saffron both platelet aggregation inducer and inhibitor 1990
Saffron anti-tumor activity
Saffron lowers rat blood pressure. 2003
Curcurmin (saffron) coupled with garlic has an increased anti cancer activity 2004
Saffron protect platelets from aggregation 2005
Crocetin (saffron) protects Parkinson’s in rat model 2005

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Grapefruit Juice

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Ingredients
1 grapefruit

Preparation
Slice a grapefruit in half and juice with a reamer. Caution grapefruit significantly increases the production and activity of liver detoxification enzymes responsible for preparing toxic compounds for elimination from the body. A list of grapefruit nutrients are listed here. This can be helpful in eliminating estrogen like compounds from the liver and preventing future liver cysts from forming. Grapefruit also interferes with many medications.

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Green Juice Kale Grape

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Ingredients
5 kale leaves
1 bunch seedless green grapes
¼ apple
¼ lemon

Preparation
Squeeze the lemon juice over the kale leaves. Slice the kale so it will fit through the juicer hopper. Juice the kale leaves followed by the grapes and then the lemon.

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Melon Juice

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Juice any smoothed skinned melon, either watermelon or honeydew both make refreshing drinks and both are very alkaline forming helping ailing kidneys. If you do not have a juicer, try a blender, and blend the melon fruit to liquify it. If you are lucky enough to find local canteloupe, musk melon or a local melon with ridges, be sure of its local source. Distance with ridged melons gives the skin a bit of fungus and this is passed onto the eater through a knife piercing the fungus skin. A refreshing drink comes from the tropics is made by mixing young coconut water with local cantaloupe juice, a refreshing delight.

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Blood Juice

Ingredients
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2 fuji or sweet gala apples cored, cut into eighths. Leave the skin on but avoid the seeds as they contain strychnine.
1 small red beet scrubbed and sliced
1 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add or omit the following:
1/8 inch tiny round slice of fresh galangai (Thai ginger) or fresh turmeric root
Put the apples, beets, (turmeric root) through a juicer. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over all.

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Juice Pineapple

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Ingredients
½ pineapple cut into long strips so it fits into the juicer
1 lime juiced

Preparation
Pineapple is high in bromelain, diminishes joint pain and muscle aches and it aids in the digestion of protein. Take an alkaline fruit about twenty minutes before each meal to gain the benefit of their digestive enzymes.

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Juice Orange

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Naringenin found in citrus fruits is said to help diminish cyst growth. Usually about 2 oranges is enough to make fresh orange juice for one individual. One of the sweetest varieties I have ever tasted is the Valencia orange. It has a very short growing season, lasting only about a month. Slice the orange in two and twirl the orange against a cone to obtain the juice. Orange juice is high in citrate, potassium citrate. Citrate is utilized by the kidneys for energy. Individuals have asked about bottled juices or commercially prepared juices. My feeling is that freshly squeezed is always better, and best if drunk within twenty minutes of preparing it to obtain more of the nutrients. I personally received the biggest growth of my cystic liver while undergoing an organic juice fast. I mistakenly drank bottled organic juice that had been slightly pasteurized. It was like alcohol to my polycystic liver body, the slight ferment was so strong. Try a side by side taste comparison test for yourself. Drink 1 ounce of freshly squeezed orange juice prepared by you and drink 1 ounce of commercial orange juice. The difference to my taste is astounding and says it all.

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Green Spinach Apple Juice

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Caution with spinach it is high in oxalates. A quick dip in boiling water for a few seconds will decrease oxalates. Toss the water which contains oxalates.
Ingredients
2 sweet apples cored with the skin remaining
1 thin lemon slice
(aides in digesting nutrients from spinach)
2 C. raw spinach

Preparation
Juice these in the order listed. Stick close to home after drinking this juice. It acts like little brillo pads ridding the body of old toxins.

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Green Cucumber Juice

Ingredients
2 cucumbers

Preparation
Juice 2 cucumbers. Chill for about ten minutes. It is very refreshing juice, especially on a hot summer’s day.

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Beet Apple Juice

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Ingredients
1 apple
¼ beet
thin slice of lemon
slice galangal
small slice turmeric root

Preparation
Juice the apple, ¼ of a beet, and galangal (Thai ginger) or turmeric through the juicer. Squeeze lemon juice over all and serve with a twist.

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Roasted Grain Beverage

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Ingredients:
1 Tbsp spelt berries
1 Tbsp buckwheat
3 Tbsp brown rice
2 Tbsp adzuki beans
1 Tbsp chickpeas
1 Tbsp chicory
1 Tbsp olive oil

Preparation
In a pan, roast grains and beans separately until well browned. Mix together and add oil. Cool and grind into powder. Prepare beverage to desired strength; use boiling water.

Ingredients Spelt Kaffee
1 C. washed and soaked spelt grain.

Preparation Roasted Spelt
Roast in a cast iron skillet until brown all over. Transfer all but 2 tablespoons of the kernels to a bowl, and continue roasting the remaining kernels until they are very dark in color, but not burned. Remove the kernels and mix with the lighter brown ones.

Prepare Spelt Roasted Beverage
To make 2 cups of spelt coffee, place 2 cups of water in a 1-quart saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the roasted kernels, and boil for about 10 minutes, or until the water is brown in color. Strain the brew, reserving the kernels, and serve. Add a few SPELT kafee kernels to the old kernels each day, until some kernels start to fall apart. Then discard and roast a new batch.

“Spelt (Dinkel) is the best grain, warming, lubricating and high in nutritional value. It is better tolerated by the body than any other grain. Spelt provides the consumer with good flesh and good blood and confers a cheerful disposition. It provides a happy mind and a joyful spirit. No matter how you eat spelt, either bread or in other foods, it is good and easy to digest… If someone is ill boil some spelt, mix it with egg and this will heal him like a fine ointment… Spelt porridge, spelt bread and spelt coffee constitute the ideal breakfast.. Spelt is the food of the future.”––Hildegard von Bingen (composer, scientist, writer) 1133 A.D.

Kick the caffeine habit. Caffeine even in small amounts can stimulate cyst growth, unfortunately for many of us, this includes de-caffeinated chocolate. For someone who drinks a lot of caffeine, the eventual result can be fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Caffeine affects the body in many ways. Caffeine can leech calcium from the body, which is especially problematic if you are at risk for osteoporosis. While trying to eliminate caffeine from the diet, one is likely to experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms including fatigue and severe headaches. Excessive consumption of caffeine increases blood pressure, causes cholesterol levels to rise, and disturbs heart rhythms. Caffeine can increase gastrointestinal problems, including gastric reflux and acid stomach. Caffeine contributes to fibrocystic breast disease. Caffeine impairs fertility. Are there any alternatives to caffeine? It depends upon what you seek from your daily coffee or soda. If you enjoy the warm, comforting feeling of coffee in the morning, try a different morning drink: Roastaroma tea from Celestial Seasonings, or a roasted grain beverage such as Inka, Cafix.

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Carrot Juice

Carrot-juice-carrotsJuice 6 carrots in a juicer. Sip it immediately to retain the freshness and the micronutrients. When recovering from a liver resection, carrot juice is wonderful to allay any tremors or shakes that might appear.
Slice carrots and turn them into little football shapes. Boil on the stovetop with a little orange rind butter and orange juice.
I enjoy the summer farmers’ markets munching away at the different homegrown varieties of carrots: red, orange, golden, white and of course orange.

The 3 most important elements in carrots are Beta-carotene, Alpha Carotene, and Phytochemicals.
Beta carotene usually receives most attention when examining carrots. The body changes beta carotene into vitamin A, which is important in strengthening the immune system, keeping the skin, lungs and intestinal track in order, and promoting healthy cell growth.
Vitamin A is a pale yellow primary alcohol derived from carotene. It affects the formation and maintenance of skin, mucous membranes, bones, and teeth, vision and reproduction. In addition dietary Vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene, an antioxidant, may help reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Only so much beta carotene can be changed into vitamin A, and that which is not changed contributes to boosting the immune system and is also a potent antioxidant.
Alpha carotene. Beta carotene is not the only carotenoid. Often overlooked, and also found in carrots, is alpha carotene. According to an article in NCI Cancer Weekly (Nov. 13, 1989), Michiaki Murakoshi, who leads a team of biochemists at Japan’s Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, contends that alpha carotene may be more powerful than beta carotene in inhibiting processes that may lead to tumor growth. Murakoshi indicates that neuroblastoma (cancer) cells coated with carotenoids experience a drop in N-myc activity compared to untreated cells. Research suggests that phytochemicals, working together with nutrients found in fruits, vegetables and nuts, may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of many diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cataracts, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections. They can have complementary and overlapping mechanisms of action in the body, including antioxidant effects, modulation of detoxification enzymes, stimulation of the immune system, modulation of hormone metabolism, and antibacterial and antiviral effect.

“Phyto” is a Greek word that means plant and phytochemicals are usually related to plant pigments. So, fruit and vegetables that are bright colors – yellow, orange, red, green, blue, and purple – generally contain the most phytochemicals and the most nutrients.

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Lemonade

lemonadeIngredients
½ lemon peeled cut in half
1 apple sweet variety
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Preparation
Put the lemon through the opening of the juicer. Next slice the apples into sections that will easily fit in the opening of the juicer. Pour over crushed ice and drink this refreshing lemonade on a hot summer’s day.

According to a book Back to Eden, lemons are filled with natural enzymes, lowers uric acid. On page 659 of Back to Eden, Mr. Kloss points out that, “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child.”

Another Lemonade Recipe
3 lemons juiced
or ½ C of lemon juice
⅓ C tupelo honey
4 C of water

Blend together serve chilled.

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Lemon Hot

Drink upon arising the juice of one lemon that has water added to it to equal a half a cup. Additionally throughout the day have a hot lemon drink. Naringenin in citrus fruits diminishes cyst development.

Ingredients
1 lemon juiced

Preparation
Heat a pot of hot water. Add the juice of one lemon to the hot water. Add a little tupelo honey if desired. Then get comfortable and sip it along while relaxing. I do not know how it works, but lemon juice diminishes pain from cystic organs, relieves migraine headaches, keeps me alkaline, diminishes joint pains and just makes me feel better. For a cough, try lemon juice mixed with tupelo honey. It squelches the cough. I have taken as many as 6 lemons a day to keep me alkaline or to relieve pain.

An electric citrus juicer works well. When traveling first roll the lemon to soften it. Then slice it in half and use a table knife to scrape the juice into a glass. A friend told me this works just as well with a spoon and there is no chance for the knife to slip. Add a slice to water glass or to juice.

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Lemon Egg

imagesThis is a recipe for calcium citrate or lemon egg. It helps keep our bones strong while protecting our kidneys. One person has used lemon egg to help maintain alkalinity. Her nightly urinary pH runs about 7.8.

This takes about a day to complete. Carefully fill a wide mouth jar with a clean, whole, uncracked egg. Cover the egg with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cover the jar and place in the refrigerator. Bubbles will form on the egg shell. The egg shell will begin dissolving and finally the mixture turns white. This make take about 24 hours. Carefully remove the egg and use as normal. There should still be a soft membrane surrounding the egg but no shell as this has dissolved into the lemon juice to make calcium citrate. Remove the egg. Place a tight lid on the remaining mixture. Shake well. The mixture will keep refrigerated for 3 days. Then toss and start fresh.

Take no more than one teaspoon per day initially because it can be very powerful. Start slowly. The amount may gradually be increased. Each individual is unique. Take the mixture for two weeks, and then leave off for two weeks. Take sips slowly, testing your nightly urinary pH to be sure you do not become too alkaline. Hold off if your nightly urinary pH registers 8.5.

Using the removed egg
Slowly cook the removed egg. Allow to cool. Once cooled carefully peel away the membrane and add it to the lemon egg mixture. This eggshell membrane has been found to be useful for osteoarthritis. In 7 days participants noticed increased flexibility.

Make your own eggshell membrane
Rinse about a dozen shells well in water. Remove any egg bits that might be stuck but don’t remove membrane as these have extra nutrients. Fill a stock pot with approximately 6 cups of filtered water and bring to a boil. Carefully put your eggshells into water. Let cook for 10 minutes. Drain shells. Spread the shells on glass or stainless steel baking sheet and let dry overnight. In the morning, put in a 200º oven for about 10 minutes or in a dehydrator. Once completed, put a few shells into a blender and run until they are pulverized into a granular form. Continue until all of your shells are powder. Store in a tightly sealed Mason jar in the cupboard away from heat or moisture.

Louise’s lemon egg

Try taking the shells of 2 cooked eggs, carefully peeling away all the white lining from the inside of the shells (previously soaking the eggs in warm water before cooking). Put the shells in a glass jar. Squeeze the juice from 1 to 1 ½ lemons over the egg shells. Crush the mixture with a fork into as many small pieces as possible increasing the surface area for the lemon reaction. After 24 hours strain and sip.

Another Lemon egg Recipe
Wash empty cooked eggshells in warm water until all the egg white is removed. Do not remove the membrane if you have arthritis or joint pains. The membrane contains nutrients to help this. Allow the washed shell to air dry. Grind the shells in a food processor.
Ingredients
½ teaspoon of powdered egg shell (approximately 400 mg of calcium)
½ a lemon juiced
Preparation
Put the powdered egg shell in a clean glass jar, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Leave at room temperature for 6 hours but no longer than 12 hours. Take a spoonful. Toss what you do not use and mix again the following day. Take only for two weeks then leave off for two weeks.

Here is a clinical trial using Natural Eggshell Membrane  NEM to help osteoarthritis.

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Juice Cranberry

032411-Cranberry-Juice-400Ingredients
2 C. fresh cranberries

Preparation
Put berries through the juicer. Makes about 2 ounces. Mix with one ounce of mineral water. Drink the juice but do not eat the berries which are too high in oxalates.

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Cranberry Lemon Sparkle

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Ingredients
Perrier water
Cranberry 100% juice
Juice ½ lemon

Preparation
Add the juice squeezed from a half a lemon. Mix together; serve with a floating lemon slice.

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