Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide jar in order listed and secure lid. Select “Smoothies” and enjoy.
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1 Cup soaked brown rice
8 Cups water
¼ tsp Himalayan salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp tupelo honey
Add all ingredients to large saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer for 3 hours and then let cool. Add cooked rice mixture to blender. Secure lid and select Whole Juice. Strain mixture through cheesecloth and sieve. Chill before serving.
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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.
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1½ c water
1 c pineapple chunks
¼ bunch of parsley
1 c ice cubes
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Add all ingredients to high speed blender in order listed; secure lid. Select “Smoothie.”
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1 C almond milk
1 oz soaked almonds
1 apple cored quartered
1 C ice cubes
Add ingredients to high speed blender in order listed and secure lid. Select Whole Juice or Liquify.
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Half a ripe haas avocado
Half an apple, partially peeled and seeded
¼ C coconut milk
1 C ice
Tupelo honey 2 Tbsp
Squeeze lime juice
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Top with an extra swirl of tupelo and a squeeze of lime juice.
2 C leafy greens
½ cup ice
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
Put all in high speed blender and serve.
2 C fresh leafy green
1 whole carrot
1 C ice
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
½ C ice cubes
Put tupelo, then carrot, leafy greens, apple, peeled kiwis, top with ice in high speed blender.
2 C cut up honeydew melon
Place in BlendTec blender on whole fruit. Serve and drink.
All melon juice is a strong alkalizer and loaded with vitamin C.
1 C vanilla almond yogurt
1 C pineapple juice
1 apple banana peeled
1 C frozen mango
1/2 C almond milk
3 C frozen mango
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp tupelo honey
1 C vanilla almond yogurt
3 C frozen mango
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp Tupelo Honey
1 tray ice cubes
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.
In the BlendTec blender, add ingredients to FourSide Jar 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. For a little more lime kick add pieces of lime zest to the ingredients before blending.
Serving Size 8 fl oz
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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2 cups spinach
2 cups yellow grapes
1 slice of pineapple
Put all in a vitamix high speed blender with some ice cubes. Serve in tall chilled glasses. Enough for 2 plus people.
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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 super-salty or 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 is, super- saturated, salty water. Here’s how to make it.
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. Your finished Solé should resemble the photo at left. There should always be salt crystals in the jar. As you use up the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Solé, after some time, add more water and more salt until the water is again saturated. Remember, there should remain a few salt crystals on the bottom of the jar. This is your visual proof that the water is totally saturated with salt.
Each morning, before eating or drinking anything, add one teaspoon (I use a few drops) of the Himalayan Crystal Salt Solé to a glass of artesian or spring water and drink. Or if you prefer, prepare the glass of water the night before 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. Here is a double blind study. It has ben thought that with elevated blood pressure, normally individuals are told to restrict table salt. 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 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 1/8 of a teaspoon for the entire day.
Saffron tea ingredients
¼ teaspoon of saffron threads
1 cup of water
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
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.
5 leaves of kale
1 bunch of grapes, seedless
¼ of a lemon, pulp only
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.
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 melon with ridges, be sure it is from a 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–mixing young coconut water with local cantaloupe juice, really a delight.
4 Fuji or Sweet Gala Apples cored, cut into eighths. Leave the skin on but avoid the seeds as they contain strychnine.
2 Small red beets scrubbed, peeled, and sliced
1/8 inch tiny round of fresh galangai (Thai ginger) or fresh turmeric root
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
Put the apples, beets, turmeric root through a juicer then squeeze lemon or lime juice over all.
1/2 pineapple cut into long strips so it fits into the juicer
1 lime juiced
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.
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.
2 sweet apples cored with the skin remaining
1 thin lemon slice (aides in digesting nutrients from spinach)
1 package of raw spinach
Juice these together. Stick close to home after drinking this juice. It acts like little brillo pads ridding the body of old toxins.
thin slice of lemon
slice of gulangai (Thai ginger, regular ginger might raise blood pressure.) Or fresh turmeric root
Juice the apple, 1/4 of a beet, and gulangai (Thai ginger) or turmeric through the juicer. Squeeze lemon juice over all and serve with a twist. This is a variation of a recipe from Chef Juliano from his book RAW
Original recipe ingredients
3 Tablespoons rice
2 Tablespoons wheat
2 Tablespoons adzuki beans
1 Tablespoon chickpeas
1 Tablespoon chicory
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon spelt berries
1 Tablespoon buckwheat
How to make it:
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, using boiling water.
RECIPE SPELT KAFFEE – 1 cup of washed and soaked spelt grain. 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. 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, or Yannoh.
Juice 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.
½ lemon peeled and cut in half
1 apple sweet variety fuji, golden delicious, gala
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.
Heat a pot of hot water. Add the heated water to a heated tea pot. Add the juice of one lemon. 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 straight 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.
I use an electric citrus juicer at home. While traveling I 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. I will add a slice to my water glass or to any juice I prepare.
This 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.
Carefully fill a wide mouth jar with a clean, whole, uncracked egg. Cover the egg with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Close 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. Place a tight lid on the mixture that remains after the eggs have been removed. 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.
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). 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.
Another Lemon egg Recipe
Wash empty 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.
½ teaspoon of powdered egg shell (approximately 400 mg of calcium)
½ a lemon juiced
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.
2 cups of fresh cranberries
Put through juicer. Makes 2 ounces. Mix with one ounce of mineral water. Drink the juice but do not eat the berries, too high in oxalates.
Cranberry 100% juice
Add the juice squeezed from a half a lemon
Mix together; serve with a lemon slice.
Cabbage will help return hair to its natural color. If you are new to juicing try juicing an apple (gala or golden delicious) first, pour half of the apple juice into a shot glass. Without cleaning the juicer, juice a quarter of a cabbage with 5-7 almonds. Sip the cabbage juice within twenty minutes. Follow it with an apple juice chaser.
1/4 cabbage savoy (sweetest), green, red (high in iron)
Slice the cabbage into wedges that will easily fit through the opening of the juicer. Juice a portion of cabbage then about 5 almonds then a bit more cabbage.
Yield: 2 ounces of cabbage juice
Cabbage is one of the healing marbles from the earth. I used the deep green leaves heated and mixed with kelp as a poultice to relieve liver cystic pain. I have also used this same poultice on the nap of my neck to relieve intense migraine headaches. Cabbage has something within that seems to stimulate the natural endorphins of the brain. It is high in the element boron, necessary for bone strength. It is very high in vitamin C. An observation: while taking cabbage juice daily I noticed my gray hairs returning to their natural color. Cabbage is a great protector of DNA; increasing the metabolism of estrogen by products through the liver. Cabbage juice has a sulfuric odor. The sulfurins are what make cabbage so health giving.The sulfurins, the smelly part of cabbage is what researchers have found to be a powerful antioxidant. Cabbage juice provides 607 mg of potassium, or 17 percent of the 3,500 mg Food and Drug Administration daily value. Potassium and sodium regulate the body’s fluid balance.
After juicing cabbage, I notice that I must immediately take the pulp to the compost heap or if I am traveling, I will wrap it in a double plastic bag and toss it. The smell of the sulfurins takes over the room. These sulfurs are the antioxidants at work protecting the integrity of our DNA. Cabbage juice benefits.
Another recipe for Cabbage Juice
Sometimes cabbage is a bit pungent. To cut this try juicing an apple first, then the cabbage. Cut and core an apple removing the seeds. Apple seeds contain strychnine. Put the apple slices through the juicer. Reserve this apple juice as a chaser for the cabbage juice. Without cleaning the juicer, slice a quarter of a cabbage so the pieces can easily fit through the juicer. This can be green or red cabbage. I find Savoy cabbage to be the most pleasant tasting. I put this through the juicer and then I put about 10 almonds through the juicer as well. I drink the cabbage almond juice first and follow it with the apple juice.
2 apples cut up and cored. Golden delicious, Fuji, and Gala are delicious for juicing. There is another variety called Gravenstein from Sebastopol California from the Russian River area of California. I really enjoy Gravenstein apples they cannot be stored and must be eaten at the time of harvest. Gravenstein apples have a short peak season. Apple seeds contain arsenic and are to be avoided.
Put apples through an apple-slicing device or cut the seeds out and slice into wedges. Place wedges through the juicer.
When making my daily juices, I juice the apples first and without cleaning the juice machine, I will then juice the cabbage. This yields a much sweeter and less sulfuric cabbage juice. I drink all juices immediately or within 20 minutes so they do not develop a yeast ferment which causes my liver cysts to grow. Yield: 6 ounces of apple juice
Stir the chia seeds into the water; let them sit for about five minutes. Stir again, and let sit for as long as you like. The more it sits, the more gel-like the seeds and water become. Add citrus juice and sweetener if you wish.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia oil is an interesting source for omega 3′s. Some have tried fish oil (really causes severe liver aches). all variety of forms of flax seed and its oil and capsules. These too seem to cause intense liver pains, liver growth and bloating. Currently hemp seed oil capsules,tend to give the munchies and a craving for sweets. Raw foodie caterers (raw fruits and vegetables only) from a local farmer’s market recommended some give Chia seeds a try.
Chia Seed Oil Capsules
Chia seed is one food that is super high in leucine. Leucine has been found to be helpful to create more muscle mass in middle aged men and help dialysis patients.
Chia seed is high in calcium, 5 times the calcium of milk. 631 mg per 100 grams of seed.
Chia seed is also high in protein, with 18 grams per 100 grams of seed.
The optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 should be 3:1
Chia seed provides that ratio.
Chia seed is hydrophilic. Absorbing up to 14 times (Mix @ 9-10 times) its weight in water. This helps extend energy and endurance.
Chia seed is rich in antioxidant oils.
Chia seed contains chlorogenic acid, and
caffeic acid as well as myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol flavonols. These compounds are both primary and synergistic antioxidants that contribute to the strong antioxidant activity of chia seed.
Chia seed is also low in sodium, only 19 mg per 100 grams.
A few my remember when Chia seeds were spread as a paste of clay figurines creating chia pets. This is the exact same chia. One can purchase chia in its natural seed form or grind them up and sprinkle them salads. Some people prefer the convenience taking chia oil capsules. Anutra Whole Salvia Hispanica Seed is all chia. It is an ancient Aztec product. It can be added to smoothies or sprinkle on top of salads or added to a sandwich. This is a good source of omega 3’s and essential fatty acids needed daily. Born to Run a book about the Tarahumara Indians from a remote village in Mexico are a running tribe. For their fuel for long distance runs reaching 500 miles they drink chia seeds with water and lime. Read about one runner’s recipes from the meatless runner. Chia seeds have the interesting property that when they’re left in water for a few minutes, the water begins to gel. Supposedly this is helpful in digestion, but I’m wondering if somehow chia could be used to make an energy gel. (I’ll let you know if I perfect that one.) For now, you’ll have to be satisfied with chia fresca (or iskiate), a popular drink made with chia seeds, water, and lemon or lime. Born to Run Born to Run is interesting reading.
Fun fact: years ago this was known as a chia pet, you would apply chia seeds to a lamb figurine. The lamb would grow wool of chia sprouts.
If milk is something you cannot live without and are not willing to make your own almond, hempseed, coconut, rice, grain or nut milk, then purchase commercial organic, locally prepared, grain, seed or nut milk. Note that Soy Milk to be avoided particularly with liver cysts. If you purchase animal based milks, then choose cultured dairy, like buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese, quark cheese, yogurt, plugra, or creme fraiche. Animal milks–goat or sheep is preferable to cow milk. Lowest fat dairy products are best as these would have the lowest amount of hormones. Pictured above is a low-phosphorus cow milk developed by a dialysis center for kidney patients that restrict phosphorus. Low phosphorus cow milk does have large solute particles that continue to increase the heavy workload on cystic kidneys.
Many farmer’s markets sell local goat cheese. I enjoy this cheese and found myself staying away from the farmers markets until after 1 pm in order to assure the market has sold out.
If you are not able to give up cheese, the following are better cheese choices in their order of health:
Ementhaler or Swiss light cheese (with a low fat content)
Jarlsberg Lite thin sliced deli reduced fat Swiss cheese 1 slice ¾ ounce 2.5 grams fat,100 mg sodium
White smooth soft cheeses with a low fat content.
Other white soft cheeses are preferable to the hard yellow cheese.
Low sodium soft white cheese is preferable
Monterrey Jack cheese has 9 grams of fat whereas light swiss cheese has 2.5 grams of fat.
Estrogen is concentrated in the fatty portions.
Dairy Delicious is a low phosphorus milk and cheese designed for kidney patients.
and offers free samples of their milk and cheese.