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Wild Blueberry Maca Bliss Cheesecake with Crumble topping
Chef Ami Beach from G-Zen Restaurant in Branford CT
For the crust:
2 cups raw Brasil nuts
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 tsp sea salt
For the cake filling:
3 cups cashews, soaked overnight
3 cups wild blueberries or in season blueberries
15 dates, soaked for 1 hour
juice of 1 lemon
seeds of 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
2 tsp dried lavender ( optional)
1 Tablespoon Maca Root
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup or Raw Local Honey
1 tbsp coconut butter, melted
1 tbsp lecithin granules
For the crumb topping:
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raw oat groats (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of cardamon ( optional)
pinch of sea salt
For the crust:
1) Process the Brasil nuts in a food processor until they become a course meal, slowly add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
2) Press the crust into the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan and place in the freezer to firm up.
For the filling:
- Rinse cashews and dates and blend them in a food processor until well mixed. Add the rest of ingredients, aside from coconut butter and lecithin granules and blend until a smooth and creamy texture.
- Add the coconut butter and lecithin granules and blend to combine. Pour onto prepared crust and place in the freezer.
For the crumble topping:
1) Pulse the walnuts and dates briefly in a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients and pulse lightly to combine.
2) Crumble the topping evenly onto the cheesecake filling, pressing gently. Keep the cheesecake in the freezer until ready to serve.
Prepare for instant Bliss on your tastebuds.
Recipe by Ami Beach
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MAKES 2-3 GYROS WRAPS
1 yellow organic tomato
1 organic zucchini, peeled
2-4 tsp organic flax seeds
raw coconut vinegar to taste
organic cumin or sesame seeds for decoration
blend all the ingredients, spread on the backing paper evenly, there should be no holes, experiment with the thickness, dehydrate for 8-12h at 105°F/41°C, or back it in your oven at a very low temperature with door slightly open to keep the ingredients “raw”
if the sheets turn out to dry, you can rehydrate them by sprinkling them with a little water, they will get softer again
lettuce, washed and dried
cucumber, peeled sliced
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked for 2h or longer
fresh dill for decoration
dried spices (oregano, cumin, back pepper, sage, parsley
blend all the ingredients but dill, add chopped dill, keep refrigerated
1/2 cup organic raw walnuts
1 organic red tomato
1 organic zucchini with peel on and saved peel from the wrap
1tbs organic flax seeds
1 tbs organic phyllium seed powder
1 organic red bell pepper
organic garlic to taste
dried organic spices (parsley, chili pepper, basil, black pepper, cinnamon, oregano, sage, onion, bay leaf)
organic smoked paprika for decoration
blend all the ingredients, place on a backing paper sheet, make 2 thicker and one very thin sheet, if you like you can create gyros like pieces, or just spread it evenly to safe space, sprinkle with smoked paprika powder,
dehydrate or 10-14h on 105°F/41°C
let’s put it all together and have a party!
• 1 cup dates
• 1 cup) raw almonds
• 1 heaping tablespoon coconut butter
• 1 heaping tablespoon coconut oil
• 2 teaspoons matcha powder
• ¼ cup desiccated coconut
• 2 teaspoons (matcha powder for rolling)
1 Soak dates in hot water for 15 minutes (or longer).
2 If making the coconut/matcha mixture to roll bliss balls in, add the 1/4 cup coconut and 2 teaspoons of the matcha powder to your food processor and turn on until you have a fine green powder.
3 Drain dates and add them with the rest of the ingredients to your food processor.
4 Process for 45-60 seconds at a time, scraping down the sides in between.
5 Add a little extra coconut oil if necessary.
6 Roll mixture into balls, coating them in the coconut/matcha powder as you go.
7 Store in the fridge.
Voila in 10 minutes or less with 5 Ingredients or less, you have these amazingly healthy and delicious snack or dessert!
Have you ever walked by a seemingly harmless plant and accidentally brushed up against it, only to feel a slight stinging or prickly pain? Chances are you have … and you very well may have come in contact with a stinging nettle plant.
While you may curse the plant for the temporary discomfort, stinging nettle is actually a beneficial perennial that treats several conditions. Perhaps its most popular use is turning the leaves into stinging nettle tea, which is a common natural allergy relief remedy. It’s also proven to benefit skin, bone and urinary health as well.
So how can this plant that seems like something to stay away from at first contact actually become a medicinal go-to? Let’s find out. This has been my Go To herb this fall/winter and I can’t say enough about its benefits and healing properties!
What Is Stinging Nettle?
Stinging nettle, or urtica dioica, is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages, dating back as far as Ancient Greece. Today, stinging nettle can be found all over the world, but its origins are in the colder regions of Europe and Asia. The plant usually grows between two to four feet high and blooms from June to September. It grows best in nitrogen-rich soil, has heart-shaped leaves, and produces yellow or pink flowers.
While best known for the stinging reaction that occurs when the skin comes into contact with the fine hairs located on its leaves and stems, when processed and used medicinally, stinging nettle has a number of helpful health benefits, according to the Department of Dermatology at the Penn State University College of Medicine. (1)
Most stinging nettle products are made from the stem and leaves, but the roots also have pharmacological qualities. The herb has anti-inflammatory qualities that can affect treatment of many health issues. (2) The aboveground parts have typically aided in allergy relief and other breathing-related problems. The roots are able to provide relief for urinary disorders and enlarged prostate as well.
Why Does It Sting?
Stinging nettle contains a number of chemicals, such as serotonin, histamine and acetylcholine, some of which can be very irritating. These chemicals cause the stinging irritation on skin and are found at the base of the fine hairs on the nettle.
When brushed up against, the fragile tips of the hair break off and the remaining hair becomes a small needle, able to deliver the chemicals into the skin. The reaction can cause pain, redness, swelling, itching and numbness.
5 Benefits of Stinging Nettle
Despite its reputation for pain, stinging nettle is used to help a number of ailments. Studies have shown stinging nettle has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-ulcer, astringent and analgesic capabilities. (3)
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the plant has been used most commonly throughout history as a diuretic and for treating painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, it’s used primarily to treat urinary issues, as well as allergies and joint pain.
The most proven health benefits of using stinging nettle help with the following:
1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Urinary Issues
BPH symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate gland pressing on the urethra. BPH sufferers experience varying levels of increased urges to urinate, incomplete emptying of the bladder, painful urination, post urination dripping and reduced urinary flow.
Doctors are still not entirely sure why stinging nettle alleviates some of these symptoms, but many clinical studies infer that it contains chemicals that affect the hormones that cause BPH. When taken, it also directly affects prostate cells. Stinging nettle root extract has also been shown to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer cells. (4) It’s usually used in combination with saw palmetto and other herbs. The root of the plant is primarily used in connection with urinary issues.
Stinging nettle is used as a successful general diuretic and can help urine flow as well. It’s also used in home remedies for bladder infections.
2. Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain
Arthritis sufferers often experience joint pain, typically in the hands, knees, hips and spine. Nettle works alongside nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to allow patients to decrease their NSAID use. Because prolonged use of NSAIDs can cause a number of serious side effects, this is an ideal pairing.
Studies also show that applying nettle leaf topically at the site of pain decreases joint pain and can treat arthritis. Nettle can also provide relief when taken orally. Another study published in the Journal of Rheumatology shows stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory power against other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. (5)
3. Hay Fever
Histamine production in the body creates the adverse reactions related to allergies. Allergies cause uncomfortable congestion, sneezing, itching and more.
Stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect a number of key receptors and enzymes in allergic reactions, preventing hay fever symptoms if taken when they first appear. (6) The leaves of the plant contain histamine, which may seem counterproductive in allergy treatment, but there is history of using histamines to treat severe allergic reactions. (7)
There is also evidence that in severe reactions, low plasma histamine levels (as opposed to high levels) are present. Another global study from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine found that stinging nettle use for allergy relief was rated higher than placebos in a 98-person, randomized, double-blind study. (8)
Certain products containing stinging nettle have shown, when applied to the skin, can reduce bleeding during surgery. The product, called Ankaferd blood stopper, is made up of alpinia, licorice, thyme, common grape vine and stinging nettle, and has also shown evidence of reducing bleeding after dental surgery. (9)
Eczema is a dry, itchy rash that can last on sufferers for a very long time. Because of stinging nettle’s antihistamine and anti-inflammatory qualities, it can be a natural treatment for eczema, as the Penn State University College of Medicine study referenced above notes. Sufferers can use a combination of nettle taken orally to tackle the eczema internally, as well as a cream to provide relief from the rash’s itch and redness.
More research is needed, but stinging nettle is also said to:
• Promote lactation
• Stimulate hair growth
• Help control blood sugar in patients with diabetes
• Reduce bleeding connected to gingivitis
• Treat disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract
• Provide relief from water retention
• Prevent or treat diarrhea
• Decrease menstrual flow
• Provide asthma relief
• Heal wounds
• Treat hemorrhoids
• Stimulate contractions in pregnant women
• Treat insect bites
• Treat tendonitis
• Treat anemia
How to Use Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle can be harvested or products can be purchased from a local health food store. Before purchasing or making a stinging nettle product, it’s important to identify whether your ailment needs the aboveground parts or the roots, as they have different pharmacological qualities.
Stinging nettle products come in dried or freeze-dried leaf form, extract, capsules, tablets, as well as a root tincture (suspension of the herb in alcohol), juice or tea. There is currently no recommended dose, because so many stinging nettle products have varying amounts of active ingredients. Work with your doctor to determine the right dosage.
Some of the more common stinging nettle uses include:
1. Nettle Tea
Stinging nettle leaves and flowers can be dried, and the dried leaves can be steeped and made into a tea. There are many variations of nettle tea recipes that feature a number of other herbs like raspberry leaf, echinacea or goldenseal.
2. Cooked Nettle
Stinging nettle leaves can be stemmed and cooked similar to spinach. Once cooked, they can be added to soup or stew. Nettle has also been pureed and used in recipes like polenta, green smoothies, salads and pesto.
3. Topical Nettle
Stinging nettle extract and root tinctures can be applied directly to joints and painful areas of the body. Stinging nettle is also available in cream form.
4. Stinging Nettle Capsules and Tablets
Stinging nettle capsules and tablets can be taken orally. There is inconclusive evidence on whether stinging nettle capsules or tablets for allergy relief are better ingested on an empty stomach or not. If there is concern about upset stomach and other side effects, take stinging nettle with food.
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2 Cups Chopped Carrots
4 Dried Figs
1⁄2 Cup Raisins
1⁄4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp. Nutmeg
1⁄2 tsp. Allspice
Add all ingredients to food
processor. Using s blade, pulverize
until carrot cake consistency.
2 Cups Coconut Almond Yogurt
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1⁄2 tsp. Sea Salt
3 Tbsp. Cashews
Add all frosting ingredients to
blender. Blend on high until smooth and simply frost
the “cake: and dig in!
It’s that easy.
• 1 cup pecans, soaked overnight
• 1 cup walnuts, soaked overnight
• ½ cup cashews or macadamias, soaked overnight
• 1 cup gluten free oats
• 1 tablespoon mixed spiced (pumpkin spice)
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger
• (9ozs) grated carrot
• ½ cup raisins, soaked 1 hour
• Zest of 1 orange
• ½ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 c cup coconut flakes
1 Grind all ingredients in a food processor until broken down to desired consistency.
2 Mix in a bowl with the date paste.
3 Dehydrate overnight, for around 8 to 12 hours at 115 degrees F.
4 Store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
• 1 cup soft dates, such as medjool
• 1 cup orange juice
1 Blend dates and orange juice together in a high-speed blender until smooth. You can add a little water to get it to blend if you don’t have a strong enough blender.
BIG LOVE AMI XX
For the Quickest and Healthiest Mint Chocolate Chip smoothie.
Try adding the following ingredients in a high-speed blender or vitamix Seriously you can’t go wrong. The more spinach or spiralina you use, the Greener in color. The more cacao or cacao nibs ( for added crunch in your mint chocolate chip crunch smoothie) the darker and chocolatey it will be. Add one to two frozen banana and 4-8 oz’s of water and add the following ingredients using your intuition. Add any sweeter like coconut nectar, maple, or stevia to taste. Its the most delicious and refreshing Mint Chocolate Frappe you have ever tasted. The thicker you want it, simply add more frozen banana, or if you prefer it thinner, use more filtered water or coconut water. Have fun with it!
A fast-acting source of energy full of potassium, antioxidants, amino acids and fructooligosaccharides, which stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestine.
A powerful green full of bone-strengthening vitamin K, spinach also is high in vitamins A and B, iron, magnesium and dietary fiber, supporting the eyes, liver and digestive system.
Cashews have an ideal ratio of healthy fats and protein, containing copper for skin and hair, magnesium for muscle and nerve response and vitamin K for bone health.
With an incredibly high concentration of antioxidants, cacao also boosts serotonin levels, calms the nervous system and regulates heart rate due to its iron, fiber and magnesium content.
A powerful detoxifier, chlorella helps also helps support a healthy immune system, boosts brain power and keeps your eyesight strong all from its single-cell green algae content.
ORGANIC VANILLA BEAN
Vanilla contains vanilloids, which reduce inflammation and have cognitive-enhancing agents. Vanilla also has antioxidant properties, and its taste and smell create a calming effect.
A soothing, leafy herb, mint soothes the stomach and promotes digestion. Mint is also packed with antioxidants, and acts as a natural decongestant and diuretic.
IS YOUR LIVER TOXIC?
In the world we live in, we all could use a little liver detox. There is no getting away from the toxins that people use (even if you don’t) on a daily basis.
• Constipation/bloating/digestive problems
• Bad breath
• Skin problems: Since the liver is overwhelmed with toxins, the skin (detox organ) helps to take over. Eczema, acne, blemishes, rashes
• Weight loss or unable to gain weight or excessive weight gain
• Irritable/anger/rage: all connected emotions in TCM
• Brain fog/ poor concentration/ poor memory
• Depression/mood disorders/bi-polar
• Estrogen dominance/hormone problems/PMS
• Slow metabolism
• Allergies/ sensitive to everything (chemicals/pollens/foods)—hmm..sounds familiar!
• Excess gas
• Coated tongue
• Poor protein absorption
• Galbladder problems/gallstones
• Chronic fatigue
• High cholesterol and blood pressure
• Frequent colds/ excess mucus/ low immune system
• Fatty liver
• Worsening eye site
• Itching–I can relate to this one.
WHY IS THE LIVER SO IMPORTANT?
First lets address if you can use a little liver detox- shall we?
• The liver preforms 500+ functions known in the body!
• Carbohydrate metabolism: converts carbs to glucose to be used as energy throughout the body and brain.
• Create (synthesize) amino acids to build proteins with as well as protein metabolism.
• Secretes bile and bile salts needed to for fat digestion and proper enzyme secretion to break down all foods in the stomach.
• Metabolize and change toxins so they can be excreted by the body (makes toxins into something less toxic in the body)- DETOX mechanism.
• Contains special blood cells (Kupffer’s Cells) to kill bacteria and antigens.
• Keeps blood glucose in balance.
• liver cells (hepatocytes) break down fatty acids which then generates ATP
• Synthesizes cholesterol and triglycerides within cells
• Coverts ammonia (left over from too many amino acids) into urea– which can then excreted by the urine. (Ammonia is much more toxic then urea)
• Ability to change and process hormones (thyroid convert T4 into active T3, estrogen, and aldosterone).
• Detoxes drugs, medications, pesticides, dangerous vaccine components, and environmental toxins (we breath, bath, and put on our skin).
• Stores and releases (when needed) these vitamins: glycogen, vitamin A, D, E, K (fat soluble), vitamin b-12, copper and iron.
• Along with the skin and kidneys, the liver forms active vitamin D for the body to use.
• Detoxes and filters everything that comes in the intestines and all your blood (only organ that can do this).
After the liver “deals” with the toxins where do they go?
The liver is able to metabolize or change many toxins so they can be eliminated from the body. Some of them are shunted into the blood stream and then removed by the kidneys. Others move to the bile, which is the secretion of the liver. Bile flows to the gall bladder for storage and perhaps more transformation, and then the bile flows into the small intestine and hopefully the toxins are eliminated in the feces. While this is very brief, it is the basic structure and functional set up of the liver.- Dr. Wilson
To learn how to keep your liver healthy with nutrition read here.
ARE YOU REGULAR?
Second, we have to cover the fact that having normal bowel moments each day is healthy and you NEED to do this. Having regularity allows the body to get rid of all the toxins you eat and are exposed to. Without expelling your waste, the toxins can get stuck in the colon and reabsorbed back into the blood stream. This only will make you more toxic, putting a heavy burden on your liver to filter more.
Our goal is to help the liver detox so the body can start functioning better. There are many things that can stop a body from going regularly to the bathroom. You know if its a problem with your body. Here are my suggestions:
Dr. Wilson writes a good article about constipation here. <–love his articles
• Exercise: Getting the lymph moving on a rebounder is important for moving digestion along as well as detoxing the body.
• Minerals/water: Make sure the water you drink is hydrating your cells (RO does not do this) and has correct mineral balances. Too much or too little water can be harmful too. Celtic sea salt is very helpful!
• Magnesium baths/supplements: Magnesium is helpful in rebuilding the bodies stores as well as hydrating the colon. Be careful with magnesium supplements as they can dehydrate the body and cause loose stools. I would favor magnesium baths and let the mineral soak in through the skin.
• Toxicity: When the body is toxic in heavy metals or the mineral ratios are off, constipation can follow.
• Probiotics/fermented foods: The poo is full of bacteria. Probiotics help keep the colon full of friendly bacteria. A healthier gut means you digest food easier and eliminate better.
• Herbs: (rhubarb root, senna leaf, or Cascara Sagrada bark). These herbs are mild laxatives but it is not good to rely on these long term.
• water enema: This can be done to help relive constipation but also to clean the colon before you do a coffee enema. A pinch of sea salt can be added fore extra minerals
• Bile: It is important to have sufficient bile flow for a clean colon. If you liver is sluggish/toxic, your diet is too low fat, or you are constipated then I would suggest looking into ox bile supplements.
**Keep this in mind: Dr. Gerson says : “Patients have to know that the coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver.”
Before I get into the nitty gritty details let me explain what a coffee enema really is. A coffee enema is special because it does not just detox the colon, but the liver too! The colon and the liver are connected (I explain how below in “how does it (exactly) work to detox?”)
Technically, the coffee enema is a coffee implant and a retention enema. This means that one implants or applies the coffee herb into the colon, and the procedure is to retain the coffee mixture for 15-20 minutes. A coffee enema is an ancient herbal hydrotherapy procedure. It consists of filling an enema bag or bucket with a mixture of about 2 to 4 cups of filtered or distilled water, and ¼ to 2 tablespoons of coffee that has been boiled or percolated for up to 12 minutes or so. One filters the coffee grounds before putting the liquid in the enema bag. One then places this mixture in the colon and retains it for about 15 minutes. At this time, the liquid is expelled into the toilet. -Dr wilson
Yeah so you basically are sticking coffee up your colon. This may seem harsh and gross to many, but actually it has been used for many years and has been proven to be one of the most therapeutic liver detoxifiers. The Gerson Institute heals cancer patients and you are actually required to do coffee enemas as part of your treatment. Its that powerful.
The worst part if getting over your “enema fears”. I will help you through those in a section below (“yikes…enema fears”). Water enemas have been used for hundreds and thousands of years and was once well known and accepted as a way to rid the body of illness and toxins. Don’t let society rumors stop you from this amazing therapy–I sure don’t.
HOW DOES IT (EXACTLY) WORK TO DETOX?
You are probably wondering how the coffee gets into your liver!? I wondered this too at first and decided to find out why. Here is what I found.
The very last part of the colon, before reaching the rectum, is in an “S” shape and called the sigmoid colon. By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, most nutrients have been absorbed back into the bloodstream. Because the stool contains products of putrefaction at this point, there exists a special circulatory system between the sigmoid colon and the liver. There is a direct communication of veins called the enterohepatic circulation. This circulatory system enables toxin to be sent directly to the liver for detoxification, rather than circulating them through the rest of the body and all of its vital organs including the brain. This system of veins carries rectal / sigmoid toxins directly to the liver for detoxification. When a coffee enema is used, the caffeine from the coffee is preferentially absorbed into this system and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxicant. It causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. This seems to free up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. The coffee contains some alkaloids that also stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transferase, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detox pathways run. It is pivotal in the formation of more glutathione, one of the main conjugation chemicals, enabling toxins to be eliminated via bile into the small intestine. So in other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet to be detoxified substances.
WHAT ABOUT BILE?:
Here is what this handy article has to say about our bile:
• Coffee enemas prevents the resorption of bile and the toxins contained in expelled bile.
• The body recycles bile up to 10 times, reabsorbing bile and bile salts through the intestinal walls. It is one of the ways the body conserves its resources.
• Bile carries toxins out of the liver through the gallbladder. Because bile is reused, a large portion of the toxins tends to be reabsorbed along with the bile.
• Choloretic (bile flow stimulating) herbs like dandelion, milk thistle and Oregon grape can help increase bile flow and benefit fat digestion. HOWEVER, they do NOT keep bile, bile salts, and toxins carried in the bile from re-toxifying your body.
• Just stimulating bile flow with herbs will not quickly detoxify the body. But coffee enema WILL!
• Coffee enema activates and intensifies certain enzyme systems that ensure that around 98% of toxins in released bile will be safely carried out of your body!
• It does not allow the liver to reabsorb toxic bile through the permeable walls of the gut. Therefore, it is the most effective means of utilizing natural enzyme systems of the liver and small intestine to detoxify the blood stream.
If you have the right amount of coffee you will hear your gallbladder “squirt” (or gurgle). Sometimes people don’t hear it squirt- but if you do, that is a good indication you have put enough coffee in. You can always try and add more coffee (1/2 tbsp at a time) to make it release the bile, but monitor other symptoms so you don’t get over stimulated.
If you do end up using too much coffee, I suggest doing a water enema to flush the excess coffee. If the gallbladder is weak or clogged give it a week or 2 to get the “squirt” im talking about. Though mine was more like a rumble feeling.
DIFFERENT FROM DRINKING COFFEE:
The intestine has two circulatory systems attached to it. One system supplies the intestines with blood for maintenance of the intestinal tissues. The other system is called the portal system. It is a critical body system that draws all of the absorbed nutrients from the intestines and sends them directly to the liver. In other words, when you eat food, it does not go into the bloodstream, as everyone thinks. Only a tiny part of it does, which is the nutrients that are absorbed in the mouth, esophagus and stomach. All the rest of the nutrients go into the portal system and go to the liver, not the general bloodstream. Here, the nutrients are further processed by the liver before entering the main blood stream. So when coffee is introduced into the colon, it is absorbed directly into the liver through the colon wall. Coffee has a special affinity for the liver, and moving it there from the colon is very different than sending it to the liver by drinking it. When coffee is ingested by mouth, it is digested by the stomach acids, mainly, and most of its herbal medicine properties are destroyed. Coffee taken by mouth is okay as a stimulant, laxative, and perhaps a smooth muscle relaxant. One cup of regular coffee daily is okay for most people, but not highly recommended, and more is harmful.- Dr Wilson
The benefits of coffee enemas may surprise you. It has not only a powerful effect on the liver and colon but the whole body. You will only know how healthy your body can feel after if you try it.
• Cleans out the colon and helps improve function in colon muscles.
• Eliminates parasites: it flushes out old debris and bugs from the colon as well as flushing out the ones you may be killing off with herbs.
• Detoxes the liver and helps repair it.
• Increases glutathione S-transferase (GST) in the liver (aka master detoxifier) by 700%. This enzyme binds with toxins and then the toxins are flushed out through the colon.
• Boosts energy: Allowing the coffee to absorb into the bloodstream directly stimulates the gallbladder to flush out toxins. Toxins are known to decrease oxygen transfer and “clog” up the blood with harmful substances. Allowing the blood and oxygen to flow free and clean in the body gives a person a bit more energy. -don’t let the coffee “sit-inside-of-you too long or the caffeine may give you a buzz (not the kind of energy you want).
• Improves digestion: Giving the liver a boost by detoxing it can help gas, bloating, and digestion issues because it is addressing the liver and gallbladder (produces bile to help digestion) which are both crucial to the digestive process.
• “squirts” the gallbladder: The coffee may stimulate bile flow, which is needed to digest fats and kill harmful bacterias. After a few coffee enemas you may hear a squirt near the middle-right ribcage.
• Mental clarity and mood: A coffee enema increases detoxification which speeds up the duplication of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen so there ends up being an increase (healthy amount) in the body- and brain! When there is enough oxygen in the brain you will think better. Good bye brain-fog!
• Eases “die off”: When you are detoxing with herbs/sauna/ baths then your body and liver can easily get full of toxins. A coffee enema will not only help your liver function better but it will also keep the toxins from reabsorbing or recirculation and doing more damage. This helps speed up a healing reaction. I also find it works to speed up a cold /flu.
• Reduces toxic load in the body: edema, headache, joint pain, disease, illness are all common symptoms of a “toxic body”.
• Migraines/headache: Usually a sign of blood vessels constricting. My headache cures are magnesium baths and coffee enemas. The coffee helps to dilate blood vessels while removing harmful toxins that can be the cause of the inflammation or headache in the first place.
• Purifies blood: Every 3 minutes, all the blood in the body passes through the liver. This process leaves the blood clean and less toxic.
• Prevents and heals chronic illness: Many times illness arises when the body has too many toxins and tried to cope. Regularly detoxing the liver helps the body function better so it can prevent or help the body heal from an illness.
• makes the body more yang: Dr Wilson explains that your body become yin when you are sick and plagued with toxins. Your should strive to make your body more yang with cooked veggies, saunas, and coffee enemas.
• Clears complexion: Because a coffee enema purifies the blood, more nutrients are available to nourish your skin. In TCM the liver and skin are closely connected so when your liver is overburdened with toxins the skin will show it.
• Tones colon wall: The theophylline in coffee absorbs through the colon wall which dilates the blood vessels & increases blood supply to the colon. Increased blood improves colon muscle tone and health. Toxins that were stuck to the colon wall are now being flushed out so the colon has a chance to work free of toxic “sludge”.
As many may know I will be leading Customized Live cleanses very soon and will post more info soon. Until then, Go clean your colon & live and live a happy life! I swear buy the products on this site especially the Liver Protocol and the Oxy powder product for cleaning the large and small intestines.
Big love, Ami
2 cups cashews
3⁄4 cup cacao powder
1 cup cacao butter, grated or chopped small then melted 1⁄2 cup agave nectar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1⁄2 teaspoon tamari
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut oil
Cacao powder, pistachios and cacao nibs
* Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth, separate into 3 and place in freezer for an hour or two to firm up.
* Remove from the freezer and roll into small balls. Roll the first third in cacao powder, the second third in cacao nibs and the third in chopped pistachio nuts.
*Return to the fridge until ready to eat.