Cooking: "You're Sick"

Published by: on Wednesday July 25th, 2012

As a Nutritional Specialist/Raw Foods Chef, every day  I meet people just like you who share the same lament, “My doctor has just diagnosed me with ...” What you’ve avoided or ignored for weeks, or years is summed up in two words… “You’re Sick.”

With the exception of birth defects and certain chromosomal abnormalities, there are ONLY TWO DISEASES: Toxicity and Malnutrition.

Why toxins?  Because they store in your body, breaking down organs, making you gain weight, retain weight, or cause you to be underweight. Toxins not only make you sick, they make you die.

In the U.S. alone, from the time you wake up until you leave your home, you can be exposed to over 100 toxins!

Add to that an addiction to foods our government calls safe—foods that stimulate the neuro-chemicals in the brain—causing you to crave and eat them until you are overweight or have a preventable disease.

For decades we've been told we have: Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Cancer, Heart Disease, Obesity and Poor Circulation based on heredity! The truth is, unless you wade in radioactive waste everyday, these are PREVENTABLE food related ailments!

During the last century, we ‘ve made great strides in the way we produce, process and store food; however, one step forward, is a leap backward, when it comes to actual nutrients in our “SAFE FOOD.”

The IDEAL scenario?

You never have to take a single drug!

 You wake up full of energy.

You go through the day without stress or depression.

You never have pain. You are not overweight, and your immune system stems colds and flu.

Your sexual desire is strong, and your skin is radiant!

And you sleep soundly every night!

Is this not your truth? Are you tired, feel less than sexy, are visibly aging and find that your medication costs are skyrocketing?

Sickness is a business, and medicine is maintenance not a cure. The most profitable diseases are those mentioned above plus Insomnia and Depression. Americans spend 2 trillion on healthcare, yet we are the sickest we’ve ever been.  The average household medicine cabinet has over 30 medications!

In our youth, we sacrifice health to gain wealth. When we’re old, we spend wealth to regain health.

You did not get to this weight, level of toxicity or unhealthiness overnight. Let’s RENEW.

 R...educe exposure to toxins

 E...liminate stored toxins

 N...ourish cells with whole foods

 E...nergize your body with one, simple, exercise

 And build W…ellness!

Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with ailments including pre-cancerous cells.  I spent hours asking my doctor questions that he couldn’t answer.  I decided to take full responsibility for MY health. This is why I devote my life to helping others answer hard questions, THEN implement decisions so that they can experience OPTIMUM health.

Today, I am a raw vegan, eating live foods. Now in my mid 40's, I feel better and have more energy and joy than I’ve ever experienced.

Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. They know how to heal once they are detoxified and given proper nutrition. I am not able to increase my days, but I can decide the quality of those days. My mission is not to CONVINCE you to go RAW, but to make it easier for you once you DECIDE.

I have helped hundreds just like you to regain their health. Imagine it for yourself. Start today.

Eat breakfast EVERY morning! Not just any breakfast. Start the day with a green smoothie –filled with all the nutrients you’ll need for the day.

Choose 4 smoothies you love. (A smoothie is more than just fruit. Don’t forget veggies, seeds, nuts and healthy fats.) Make a shopping list. Multiply the ingredients by 7. Then wash, chop, bag and freeze your produce all at once.  You’ve just created your own smoothie packs for a MONTH!

My favorite smoothie:

Holy Cacao!

2 Heaping Tbs. raw cacao-powder

1 handful raw cashews

2 cups ice or frozen juice from 1 Thai-coconut

½ Thai-coconut meat

1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla

1 drop Young Living Essential Peppermint Oil

Pinch of Real Sea Salt (not the white stuff)

Raw Maca powder to help balance hormones

Blend Baby Blend!

Chef Notes:  Cacao is raw chocolate containing all the health benefits of dark chocolate. Antioxidants, promotes cardiovascular health.

Cacao increases neurotransmitter levels in the brain:  Serotonin acts as an anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS symptoms, and promotes a sense of well-being.

 Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins, producing a pleasurable sensation similar to the “runner’s high” a jogger feels after running several miles.

After consuming cacao, Phenylethylamine is created within the brain, increasing focus and alertness as if you are falling in love!

Raw cacao increases the production of Anandamide- the “bliss chemical”- without the unpleasant crash!

Cacao beans are also rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.

Many think chocolate is fattening. In truth, the fats in cacao butter are healthy fats. Cacao contains oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, also found in olive oil, which may raise good cholesterol while reducing the appetite.

To fully benefit from chocolate’s nutrients, eat raw cacao!

Next week, find out how your toxic emotions cause real diseases.

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You have only one opportunity to live today, live it in the raw and make it Rawsome!


Medical Disclaimer:

The American Medical Association and American Dietetic Association have a stronghold on the healing arts. It is presently a criminal offense to offer advice to a sick person unless you are a member of their elite association. But the law does, on the other hand, allow doctors to practice medicine on us without penalty if death occurs. So, I am required by law to say, “I am not medical doctor. Please consult your medical professional about your health. You have personally sought out this information and you’re fully responsible for any results - even the good ones!”  Peace. Chef Elle