Dilemma 40 – " Nutrition"

The nutrients needed to keep each organ healthy.

Numerous Scientific studies confirm that a whole food diet comprised of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes and nuts without added oil, sugar or salt are optimal for health (PlantPure Nation)

The Brain

Part of the Nervous system that is the control center of the entire body and all its functions. Herbs that nourish the brain: 1. Periwinkle Improve cognitive function. 2. Vincristine Huge positive neuro-cognitive effects, and even reduces brain tumors. 3. Gotu Kola It lowers stress. Stress has an incredibly abhorrent effect on our brain’s ability to process information and to see things clearly. 4. Smelling Rosemary Improves speed and accuracy when performing certain mental tasks. 5. Ginkgo Biloba This herb actually helps to regenerate brain cells. Foods that nourish the brain. 1. Kale 2. Walnuts 3.Avocado 4. Blueberries 5. All Berries

The Heart

The main organ of the circulatory system that constantly moves and pumps blood throughout the entire body. Herbs that nourish the heart: 1. Hawthorn berry leaf and flowers Strengthens the heart and improve circulation. 2. Bilberry Strengthens blood vessels and capillaries throughout the body. 3. Butcher’s broom Tones circulatory tissues throughout the body. 4. Gotu Kola leaf Improves blood circulation and acts as a heart tonic. 5. Motherwort leaf Improves cardiac function and circulation. Foods that nourish the heart 1. Walnuts 2. Blueberries 3. Whole grains (Spelt, Quinoa) 4. Extra virgin olive oil 5. Bell peppers

The Lungs

Part of the respiratory system that supplies oxygen from the air to our blood and removes carbon dioxide from our blood to the air. Herbs that nourish the lungs 1. Lungwort Used to promote lung and respiratory health and clear congestion. 2. Oregano Has positive benefits on the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow. 3. Plantain Leaf Relieves a dry cough by spawning mucus production in the lungs. 4. Elecampane Has a relaxing effect on smooth tracheal muscles. 5. Osha Root It helps increase circulation to the lungs, which makes it easier to take deep breaths. Foods to nourish the lungs: 1.Cayenne Pepper 2. Ginger 3. Onions 4. Pomegranate 5. Kale

The Liver

The largest internal organ, which aids digestion, controls metabolism and removes harmful substances from the blood. Herbs that nourish the liver 1. Dandelion Root Stimulates the production of bile and its flow between the gallbladder and liver to improve liver function and overall health. 2. Milk Thistle Protects a normal liver from daily toxins 3. Burdock root It also stimulates bile flow while helping a weakened liver by purifying the blood and restoring damaged cells. 4. Artichoke It helps prevent gallstones and can also dramatically curb jaundice. 5. Turmeric To assist with any and all inflammation. Foods that nourish the liver: 1. Avocados 2. Leafy green vegetables 3. Olive oil 4. Apples 5. Key Limes

The Stomach

The part of the digestive system that contains acid to help breaks down food for the body to absorb. Herbs that nourish the stomach: 1. Ginger: Calms both the circulatory system and the digestive system 2. Peppermint Calms both the stomach and a stressful mind. It also helps ease common cold symptoms. People with heartburn or acid reflux should avoid it, however, due to its volatile oils. 3.Chamomile Another calming herb. 4. Slippery Elm Aids in digestion and even help with minor pain and inflammation. 5. Cinnamon Helps with stomach ailments and stimulate digestion. It’s often taken as a tea or with warm honey. Make sure to get true cinnamon. Foods for stomach: 1. Apple Cider Vinegar 2. Ginger 3. Bananas 4. Probiotic 5. Fiber

The Pancreas

The part of the endocrine system that produces insulin to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood; aids the digestion process and helps control metabolism. Herbs that nourish the pancreas: 1. Calendula Stops tumor cell proliferation including pancreatic cancer cells. 2. Licorice An anti-inflammatory compound that reduces pain and swelling that is associated with pancreatitis. 3. Goldenseal Lowers blood sugar levels and help the pancreas with its overall function. It stimulates the beta cells within the pancreas, which is very beneficial to those with diabetes. 4. Horsetail Restoration of the pancreatic tissues as the silica will heal and aid in the rebuilding and restoration of damaged tissues 5. Dandelion Brings healing to the damaged tissues in the pancreas. Foods that nourish the pancreas 1. Garlic 2. Probiotic 3. Blueberries 4. Red Grapes 5. Reishi Mushrooms

The Kidneys

Part of the urinary system that filters and removes waste from blood; aids in regulating the body’s fluids and blood pressure Herbs that nourish the kidneys: 1. Chanca Piedra Prevents Kidney Stones 2. Goldenrod Detoxes the liver 3. Hydrangea Root Prevents Kidney Stones, discourages them from forming. 4. Horsetail Increasing urine output to flush the kidneys and urinary tract. 5. Celery Root A natural diuretic. Stimulates tonic for the kidneys as it contains nutrients like potassium and sodium. Foods to nourish the kidneys 1. Turmeric 2. Black seed oil 3. Cherries 4. Quinoa 5. Walnuts

The Small and Large Intestines

Small Intestine part of the digestive system that takes nutrients from food and deposits them in the bloodstream; the longest internal organ. Large Intestine is the final part of the digestive system that turns waste and other indigestible food into feces. Herbs that nourish the Small and Large intestines. 1. Senna Leaf Help with constipation 2. Cascara Sagrada Help keep a healthy digestion and elimination. 3. Aloe Leaf Aid in digestion 4. Chia Seeds Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. 5. Psyllium seed – Relieves cramping. 6. Fruit – High fiber content for digestion. Foods that nourish the Small and Large intestines. 1. Fiber 2. Coconut Oil 3. Apples 4. Kefir 5. Vegetables

Top 5 food to help the human body: 1.Blueberries Beautiful inside out Truly the tastiest berry for my palette but pack with antioxidant and nutrients that purify your blood from free radicals, truly a powerful food. It helps you to keep balance while doing stretching exercise. 2.Avocado Beauty comes in many forms Avocados are excellent for overall health and beauty when eaten and applied to the face. The best hydrating moisturizing facial is made with avocados they also lower cholesterol and blood pressure. 3.Cilantro Mercury fighter Cilantro quit tasty aids our body to get rid of mercury and other heavy metals that end up in your bloodstream via tooth filing, the food you eat, and the objects you come in contact with. 4. Water The fountain of youth Water keeps the skin plump, the collagen active, and the toxins flushed out of your body. It carries the nutrients through our blood system, our body is made up of mostly water, so drink up. The best water is alkaline water (placing cucumbers or key limes in water alkalizes it) helps in aiding in headaches and backaches the elimination of all ailments of the body. It keeps us full and satisfied. Don’t forget to drink enough water 1 liter daily to flush those toxins out of your body. The Tops HERBS for the health your body In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manners of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Revelation 22:2 There is healing in the plants (herbs) Our creator put everything on this planet to heal our bodies Bitter Melon Regulates blood sugar levels Spirulina Detoxes heavy metals and prevents cancer. It is a complete protein. Cracked Chlorella Detoxes heavy metals, hair growth, provides the body with important vitamins and minerals. Sea Vegetables Kelp – Arame .Nori – .Kombu – Wakame – Hijiki – Dulse – Agar . Seaweeds contain natural iodine, beta-carotene, niacin, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, selenium, vitamins A, E, and C plus amino acids. They have properties that inhibit cancer tumor growth. The regulate the thyroid, the blood pressure, excellent source of protein, help menopausal women. Black seed oil Power antioxidant heals the overall body, prevents cancer and prohibits the growth of tumors. Astragalus Strong immune system builder Oregano Powerful antioxidant that fights cancer and bacteria Quercetin It fights inflammation that causes disease Lion’s Mane Prevent nerve damage and prevents cancer Alpha Lopic Acid Beneficial for diabetes, nerve damage, and it prevents wrinkles Dill Aids in digestion and cramps. Basil Fights anxiety hypothyroidism, lowers blood sugar levels and promotes hair growth. Parsley Vitamin A and C enriched. It stabilizes your blood pressure. Sage Heals sores. Sharpens your memory and stops inflammation. Grows hair. Rosemary Stimulates hair growth and aids immune system. Thyme Fights infections and promotes good circulation. Cilantro Detox your cell and fights tumors Fennel Helps with upset stomachs and a natural breath freshener Chamomile Promotes sleep, and muscle and nerve relaxer. A natural skin whitener. . Catnip A natural laxative keeps you regular. Chives Reduces inflammation in the body. Echinacea A strong Boost to the immune system St. John’s Wort Can help with depression and anxiety. Garlic Strong cancer fighter and known to prevent cancer. Onion Its sulfur compounds make it a cancer fighter. Anti-inflammatory compounds help it fight inflammation in the body. Dandelions A strong detox for the liver and kidneys. Also, known for cleansing the blood. Ginger Good for nausea or stomach ailments. Good for combating ovarian cysts Ginseng For mental clarity Green Tea Aids in weight loss and fights cancer Wheatgrass A blood cleanser and cancer fighter Shiitake Fights cancer and infections Stevia Natural sugar, keeps blood sugar levels normal Goji Berries Fights cancer and abnormal cells. Licorice Helps with ulcers and is an antifungal . Cloves Cures tooth pain and fights off bacteria. Hyssop Helps with pain Witch Hazel Beautifies the skin and helps with many skin ailments. Aloe Vera For circulation and any skin disorder. Dang Gui Menstrual problems and poor circulation Watercress One of the healthiest things you can eat packed with every vitamin and mineral needed to survive. Tarragon Supports liver function Nettle Heart health and pain Lemongrass Fights cancer Hibiscus The heart and blood circulation Turmeric Strong anti-inflammatory and cancer fighter Sea Buckthorn Skin beautifier and skin problem reducer Flax Improves brain function and health. Corrects heart disease. Milk Thistle Detox the liver Pawpaw Known as Soursop it fights cancers

Our youth-obsessed society has brought many to self-loathing mentality. Youth is closely relative to beauty itself, no doubt that the way we treat our body closely relates to the condition of our skin and overall appearance. So you may be asking yourself what is the fountain of youth? Is it in a bottle? The outer adornments such as makeup and clothes only mask the truth. The only defense you have against aging is what you put in your mouth. Plain and simple that is real talk. As our body ages, the collagen receptors fade and elasticity loosens on the skin then it degenerates leaving unhealthy wrinkle skin which in return make you age faster. You might ask what is the solution? Your diet which needs to be fresh and raw. I do endorse the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle which allows me to devour as many veggies and fruits as I like never being hungry this is really your front line of defense against aging next is physical activity or exercise such as hiking, bike riding, running, walking, and strength training with weights strengthens your heart and the muscle groups of your body, as well as, keeping you fit. Sleep and rest also contribute to ultimate health benefits. So the fountain of youth can’t be found in makeup which only masks the problems like blemishes and pimples or toxic chemical skin creams that promise lasting results, although there are some that really do work like more of the natural product lines. The Skin is the outer covering of the entire body. Its the largest organ of the human body. The skin has layers (epidermis and dermis) it guards the underlying muscles, blood vessels, nerves, bones, ligaments, and internal organs. It is the indicator of health and wellness in the body. The best veggies and fruits for the skin are avocados, red bell peppers, watermelon, cucumber, oranges, grapes and of course alkaline or distilled water. The best oils for your skin coconut oil rose oil, and wheat germ oil they strengthen and rebuild collagen receptors in the skin. Everything I have mentioned here has been used, tested, and endorsed by me.


Fruit Salad Bowl
 ½ of a cantaloupe 2 cups of strawberries sliced 2 cups of kiwi sliced ½ cantaloupe sliced Cut cantaloupe scoop out the seeds first, throw them away, then scoop out the melon leaving the shell of the cantaloupe empty. Now in a separate bowl, mix the sliced strawberries, kiwi, and cantaloupe together, then place it inside of the empty cantaloupe shell. (note for this recipe you can use any fruit you like)
Quinoa Dessert
1 cup quinoa 4 cups of almond milk 1/3 Black Strap Molasses 1 teaspoon of cinnamon Boil the Quinoa until tender. Rinse the cooked Quinoa with cold water. In a medium saucepan, add Quinoa and other ingredients together. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 mins. Stir then top with berries. Then stir and eat.
Avocado Toast
1 large avocado 4 Slices of toasted bread (preferably some Ezekiel bread or Eureka bread) 1 lime Salt or Pepper to taste Olive oil for drizzling Toast 4 slices of bread. Cut your avocado and mash it up in a bowl. Then add a teaspoon of olive oil, and lightly squeeze lime juice, add a pinch of salt or pepper to taste. Mix together then spread on the toast.
Vegetarian Chili
1 Tablespoon of grapeseed oil 2 medium onions, chopped 2 1/2 Tbs chili powder 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1 cup of chopped cilantro 1 cup of mushrooms 1/2 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 Tbs paprika 2 c chopped bell pepper, any colors 2 15 oz. cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes (organic) 1 tsp salt 1/3 c uncooked quinoa 3 c cooked chickpeas Add grapeseed oil and chopped onion to a large, lidded cooking pot. Sauté the onion over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, oregano, cilantro, and pepper. Simmer 3-4 minutes. Reduce the heat slightly. Stir in the bell pepper and mushrooms. Simmer about 10 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, salt, and water. Loosely lid the pot and simmer about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium-low, lid the pot and simmer about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add enough water to make it the consistency you like as you need to. Add chopped onions for garnish
Vegetarian Curry with Chicken (optional)
5 cloves garlic 1 (3-inch) chunk peeled, fresh ginger 1 tablespoon water (add as needed) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 6 green cardamom pods 4 whole allspice 3 whole cloves 1 medium yellow onion, sliced 2 packages of Saffron Road Coconut Curry Korma Sauce 1/2 cup whole, peeled, canned tomatoes (with puree), roughly chopped 8 cups mixed 1-inch-cut such as potatoes, carrots, and green peas Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened almond milk About 2 cups (1-inch cubed) cooked chicken, preferably thigh or leg this is optional. Cook some long grain rice prior to directions Serve over long grain rice In a mini chopper or food processor (mini-chopper), combine the ginger and onions and 1 tablespoon water. Heat the oil in a stew pot over medium-high heat. Add the coriander, cumin, cardamom, allspice, cloves and cook while stirring. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the curry sauce packets, stir for 2 minutes. Add the tomato and cook. Then add potatoes, carrots, and green peas, season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the almond milk and enough water to just cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer, covered, until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. If you add cooked chicken cook an additional 10 mins. Let stand for 5 mins then serve.
Chickpea Salad
1 package of romaine lettuce 2 cups of cooked chickpeas 1 Avocado 1 cup of walnuts 1 cup of blueberries 1 cup of strawberries cubed 1 cup of fresh parsley Dressing 1 tablespoon of lime juice 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 teaspoon of Braggs apple cider vinegar Mix together in a bowl then pour over salad. In a salad bowl, place romaine lettuce, then add two cups of cooked chickpeas drained. Cut avocado then place on chickpeas, then add walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, and fresh parsley. Toss together then add the dressing.
Cucumber Pizza
2 medium cucumbers 1 pound Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough ¾ cup prepared marinara sauce 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon of oregano 1 cup of mushrooms 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley 1 medium onion, minced 1 ¾ cup thinly shaved vegan cheese (or any cheese of your choice) Cut cucumbers into ½-inch thick rounds then preheat skillet with the tablespoon of grapeseed oil over medium heat, then put the cucumbers in the skillet and fry them until golden in color. Let cucumbers cool slightly,. Reduce heat to low. Roll out the dough put on parchment papered pizza sheet. Add some olive oil to the top of the dough, then some cheese, then the rest of the ingredients, then more cheese, then bake until done to your likening. Then take it out, let it cool then eat.
Green Goodness Smoothie
1 cup of kale 1 cup of fresh parsley 1 cup of fresh basil 2 cups of cherry or grape tomatoes ½ cup of cucumber 1 apple 1 red bell pepper 2 cups of water Mix all ingredients in your Vitamix or any blender of choice.
Fruit Smoothie
2 cups of almond or coconut milk 1 cup of blueberries 1 cup of strawberries 1 banana 1 kiwi fruit 1 small mango Mix all ingredients in your Vitamix or any other blender of choice.