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Detoxifying the body

May 23, 2017
…is honestly more fun than you might have thought.
The first protocol in The 4 Protocols To Healing I wrote about in my previous blog is: Detoxification of the body.
It involves drinking bright delicious vegetable juices and thoroughly hydrating the system with lots of water.
It involves eating quinoa and cooked vegetables along with as many fermented vegetables, fruits, fresh herbs, and sprouted seeds as you like.
If that sounds daunting to you, fear not. It’s much more delicious and easy than it might sound to you.
To detoxify the body you want to give it mostly water-based food (plant food) for a period of time from 1-3 weeks, or longer in cases of disease. The nutrients in plant foods are the quickest to assimilate into your cellular makeup. Also, plant foods are alkaline and carry oxygen. Animal foods, although some are very healthful, are acidic and take longer to digest,  so better to avoid while cleansing or healing.
Not to mention, the majority of conventional animal foods being consumed have steroids, hormones and antibiotics added to them. This is what most people need to detoxify from, so consuming them while trying to rid your body of them won’t work. I suggest giving up all animals foods for 3 weeks while you jump start your system with lots of fresh plant foods that you wouldn’t otherwise eat. If animal foods are necessary during the detoxification time, then organic is paramount. And really, organic is always paramount when it comes to animal products.
I want you to have a noticeable change in energy levels, glow, mood, sex drive, appetite for healthy foods, increased creativity and of course, healing. If you follow this protocol, you will.
For proper detoxification, you want to give your body at least 3 weeks of consuming only plant foods, but this doesn’t mean you have to starve. On the contrary, eat an abundance of organic whole plant foods. I have included a recipe for a meal that has hundreds of variations. A simple one-pot  dish featuring 1 grain, 2 vegetables and fresh herbs of your choice can take you through the 3 weeks and become a weekly staple thereafter.
Choose from:
Grains: quinoa, red rice, black rice, black pearl barley, millet, buckwheat,
Vegetables: beets, carrots, kale, bok choy, tomatoes, zucchini, celery (anything you like),
Fresh herbs: whatever you like, fresh oregano, fresh basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro…they are all great.
The recipe below shows you how to put a combination of these things together for a simple meal you won’t get tired of.
This type of meal, with a blended green juice (or two) every day is the diet plan for successful detoxification. If your health is seriously compromised, you may want to continue this detoxification diet for several more weeks.
HOWEVER please note, the colon needs to absorb these nutrients in order for the body to use these powerful healing nutrients. Eating lots of fiber rich foods will help clean and clear the colon, but another step is helpful. I recommend 3 colon hydrotherapy appointments during this 3-week detoxification plan. It will assist the body to better absorb the nutrients you are eating. MOST people have undigested proteins, carbohydrates and fats stuck to the colon wall, blocking its ability to do its job. You are doing yourself a huge favor by giving yourself some colon hydrotherapy.
Look here to find an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist in your area (International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy).  The cost will vary from $60-$90 per session, depending on where you live.
The recipes below will be your staples for the 3 weeks you detoxify your body.
My favorite GREEN JUICE blend:
4 kale leaves
1/2 cucumber
1 apple
1 lemon, peeled
1/2 inch fresh ginger
4 cups water
blend and enjoy that!
One Pot Detox Dish
*Choose one grain, two (or more) vegetables, and a fresh herb.
Grains:
Quinoa, wild rice, forbidden rice, red rice, barley, buckwheat, and millet.
Vegetables:
Eggplant, onion, bell peppers (red, orange and yellow), tomato, zucchini, lotus root, beet, turnips, carrot, leeks, asparagus, broccoli, yellow squash, anything you like!
Fresh herbs:
Cilantro, oregano, thyme, rosemary, green onion, chive, garlic, dill, anything you like.
*Ideally grains are soaked for several hours before they are cooked to release starch. Honestly, I rarely do that because my body digests grains like a champ.  If you feel bloated at all from eating grains, soak them for several hours before cooking, that will make them digest and assimilate into the system with more ease.  Grains are very high in B vitamins, which turn our food into energy, so they should serve your energy level, not deplete it.
Directions:
Cook grains as directed. As the quinoa (or your choice of grain) cooks, wash and chop the vegetables however you like. Add the vegetables to the grain in the last 5 minutes of the steam. We want those veggies bright and slightly crisp, not overcooked.  During that 5 minutes, wash and chop the fresh herb of choice. Add the chopped or minced fresh herb to the dish after you’ve turned off the heat.  So, you are basically getting the raw herb, which is most powerful.
This simple, tasty and nutrient-dense dish has unlimited variations so you won’t get bored.
Let me know if you have any questions.
My next blog will discuss the immune system. Eating the way I’ve described here will support your strongest immune system, but there are some great boosters available to help.
To Your Health,
Dr. Blythe
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The 4 Protocols of Healing

May 11, 2017

Hi Beloved Friends,

I have received hundreds of emails in response to this video Natural Cancer Cures and Why We Don’t Know About Them.

I want to let you know what I’ve told so many others that have asked.

The following four protocols are beneficial for everyone’s health and can be practiced on a day-to-day basis. However, this protocol is also tremendously effective for correcting many physical illnesses, and particularly effective for correcting cancer.

1) Detoxify the body

2) Build the immune system

3) Oxygenate the body

4) Alkalize the body

A simple prescription to take a 30-minute walk and eat an organic apple every day is a great start. Walking will oxygenate and help detoxify the body. Eating an apple contributes to a healthy immune system and is a nice alkaline treat for the body.

Over the next couple of weeks or so, I will be posting a lot more terrific information on how to achieve results in each of these four areas. If you or someone you know has a diagnosis, you will want to implement most of the strategies I will be sharing. And, if you are in great health, the suggestions I make will help you maintain and exceed that for your lifetime.

These four protocols are how the body most effectively heals itself. The body is a masterful self-healing machine. This is evident as we watch our skin heal from a cut or scrape. We can heal anything if our body has what it needs to self-correct. So, we need to position it for self-correction with the food and lifestyle choices we make. We really do make magic or mayhem with our daily food choices.

More to come!

Dr. Blythe

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Grow Your Medicine

April 4, 2017

…and I’m not talking about Cannabis (lol), although you can grow that here in LA.

But, I am talking about herbs. Fresh, powerful, potent, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory herbs. Nothing you haven’t heard of.

Oregano, for instance, is powerful medicine and delicious too. Garlic is a potent antibiotic. Rosemary is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. Cilantro removes heavy metals from the body. The list goes on and on.

So, the prescription is simple and tasty. ADD MORE fresh herbs to your diet.

Pick off the small oregano leaves and add them to soup, pasta, and sandwiches. Chop raw cilantro and add it to everything! Unless you’re like my husband and hate cilantro (can you imagine?!)

Chop green onions and add them to your salad, soup, rice, quinoa, and pasta dishes.

When it comes to herbs, FRESH IS BEST. So buy fresh herbs, or better yet, plant an herb box or herb garden. You don’t need much room for an herb garden, a 4×4-foot box will do.

Enjoy fresh herbs every day for great health!

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How You Move Your Body…

March 28, 2017

…is how we move the energy through our machine.

We are an extraordinary technology, a God technology.

Our intricate systems are amazing, from the nervous system to the endocrine system to the digestive system to the neural cognitive system. I mean, really, how incredibly fascinating are the operations of our bodies?!

So first, just take a moment to celebrate yourself. Without doing anything, you are absolutely incredible.

When we study and observe the physical body, it can bring us great awareness. But, I think it’s also important to observe and study the subtle or energetic body.

I knew this was true years ago after the very first time I did a Tai Chi form (another word for routine, if you’re not familiar).

Tai Chi is well-known to balance energy and reduce stress, but that doesn’t sum up its power. I learned a form from a visiting instructor at a Karate class, and the slow, intentional movements, combined with breath, made me feel like running. It felt as though the movements, like a broom, had swept and pushed away clogged energy from my joints, leaving me pulsing with energy! My body felt cleared of stagnant energy in a way I had never experienced from yoga, Pilates, dance, or any other martial art, all of which I love doing.

This Tai Chi form is a tool in my toolbox for healthy, happy living, so I wanted to share it with you. Here is a GREAT VIDEO I found on the form I cherish so much.

Our energetic body needs deliberate movements for us to feel our most energized, creative, and focused. While certainly, physical movement can clear our subtle body, some physical movements may contribute to greater stress on the body and energetic field. So, enjoy the active stillness of this nourishing practice.

To Your Health,

Dr. Blythe

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What food has 500x the nutrition of broccoli??

February 21, 2017
Broccoli Sprouts!

That’s right, teeny tiny, somewhat hairy broccoli sprouts have around 500 times the nutrition of the mature plant.

How could this be?

Well, those thin, flexible sprout shoots have to be powerful enough to charge through the dense soil to get to sunlight. So, nature packed them with power.

Fortunately, we can harness this power easily with a jar sprouting method.

Simply measure out a tablespoon of broccoli seeds, place them in a ball sprouting jar, and cover with water overnight. Drain off water and rinse a time or two. Leave the draining lid side down as to drain your sprouts. Rinse every day for five days.

The sprouts will have very tiny, fine, white hair-like looking things. This is totally normal, and it’s not mold. However, always smell check your sprouts to make sure no unwanted bacteria has contaminated them. If sprouts smell fresh, they are. If they have a slight funk, they didn’t get rinsed or drained enough and aren’t good. However, one good rinse a day is all you need to make terrific sprouts.

Sprouts are one of those very fresh and fragile foods that are better to make than buy packaged, and it’s really quite easy. Put the kids on it! They’ll love it! AND, if they help to make them, they will want to eat them!

To Your Health,

Dr. Blythe

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Eating For Radiance and Beauty free workshop at Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica

December 1, 2014

Understanding how to eat to serve your skin and health is powerful. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss this!

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Hi all, Hope you had a terrific holiday weekend.
This is a special invitation to those in the Los Angeles area.
You’re invited to my Free workshop on Eating For Radiance and Beauty at Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica this Wednesday night, Dec 3rd, 7-8pm.  All details are on the flyer.
We’ll have green juice and raw chocolates (two great treats for the skin) and I’ll teach you how to make a fabulous cleanser you can make at home for about $3 from parsley, cucumber and mint. It’s wonderful to feed your skin organic nutrients!
I’m also teaching 6 acupressure points on your face that when used act as a phenomenal natural face lift, as well as giving you detailed instructions about what foods are best for collagen production and skin elasticity.
RSVP to Craig Tapacott at ctapscott@gmail.com and get a FREE DAY PASS to this fabulous holistic spa, PLUS $20 off any…

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Eating For Radiance and Beauty free workshop at Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica

December 1, 2014
Hi all, Hope you had a terrific holiday weekend.
This is a special invitation to those in the Los Angeles area.
You’re invited to my Free workshop on Eating For Radiance and Beauty at Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica this Wednesday night, Dec 3rd, 7-8pm.  All details are on the flyer.
We’ll have green juice and raw chocolates (two great treats for the skin) and I’ll teach you how to make a fabulous cleanser you can make at home for about $3 from parsley, cucumber and mint. It’s wonderful to feed your skin organic nutrients!
I’m also teaching 6 acupressure points on your face that when used act as a phenomenal natural face lift, as well as giving you detailed instructions about what foods are best for collagen production and skin elasticity.
RSVP to Craig Tapacott at ctapscott@gmail.com and get a FREE DAY PASS to this fabulous holistic spa, PLUS $20 off any treatment. Space is limited, RSVP today!!
Hope to see you there for this special intimate healthy skin care night to ring in the holiday season with grace and beauty. All details on flyer below.
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With love, light and green drinks,
Dr. Blythe
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The Clean In 14 Detox with Melissa Costello

July 24, 2014

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There are many methods for cleansing our organs. I’ve struggled with many of them. Juice cleansing is powerful, but challenging to stick to and not always necessary or beneficial depending on the individual.  Packaged herb cleansers can be terrific, but are expensive and can make you rush to the bathroom in pain.  No one likes that.  A raw food cleanse for 2 or 3 weeks is totally beneficial for most, but certainly has it’s challenges, especially if you are kitchen impaired or have a social life.

I was so thrilled to discover The Clean In 14 Detox book by Karma Chow’s Melissa Costello. Her cleanse is based on simple and delicious plant foods with the unique approach of including cooked foods in the detox program. I’m from a raw food background and mistakenly thought that organs can only be flushed and cleansed from a cleanse-diet of raw plant foods. Raw or living foods are a big part of any healthy lifestyle and any cleanse protocol, but it doesn’t have to be the entire plan.

The Clean In 14 Detox program by Melissa Costello allows you to EAT all the colorful amazing food you want, so you always feel nourished and satisfied, and still get all the wonderful results of a cleanse. Her recipes are superb and her guidance along the way opens you up to discover the very best version of you.

Watch to learn the Green With Envy Smoothie and why I really LOVE this book.

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BEST cacao milk EVER. #Plant Milk #Fresh Pressed

July 18, 2014

Everybody loves a win win, this recipe definitely delivers that. The rich mineral profile or organic raw cacao bitterly delights the palate. I feel my bones and blood getting stronger when I enjoy this creamy dreamy fresh pressed cacao milk.

Watch and learn! 

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I’m using Ojio raw organic cacao beans and raw almonds...and the best vanilla powder on earth!

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How To Make Fermented Vegetables!

July 10, 2014

Hi Friend!

If I told you one food that would support your health like no other, would you eat it on a regular basis?

What if I told you that special food only takes about 20 minutes to make and will feed you for 2 weeks on a second’s notice, would you make it?

….Oh, and it costs about $8…total…for 2 weeks of amazing nutrition.

The profoundly supportive food I’m speaking of is fermented veg!   That’s right, good ol’ fermented vegetables.

I knew for a long time that fermented foods were an important part of a healthy diet….yet, I didn’t make them because I didn’t understand how. I watched several videos on how to make my own sauerkraut, but it didn’t work. I ruined a couple batches and gave up.

Then….my dear friend and holistic health coach, Christina Afentoulis, said, “I’ll show you how!”  Fermented vegetables are in all of her protocols for patients.  They are a profound component in our body’s ability to self-heal, and they are actually very quick and easy to make.

Check out this video to learn how to prepare delicious and powerful fermented vegetables.

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One thing we forgot to mention in the video is that the brine from the previous batch will culture the new batch. So, for your first batch you will use a culture starter, which cost between $20-30 for a box of several starter pouches. The super cool thing is you don’t need to use a new culture pouch for every batch. You can simply take 3 or 4 Tbsp of the previous batch brine and add it to the new brine after the first blend, and there you have a new culture starter without opening a new pouch,  it’s FREE!

More good news: There is no need to make the new batch the same day you harvest the current batch. Simply take the brine from the glass jars you store your fermented vegetables in, in the fridge.

Having the correct tools makes the process easier and more fun. I LOVE my Ren Bours Ceramic Agency sauerkraut crock. It’s always in use on my countertop and looks great. Check them out.

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There’s more fermented fun coming up! We will show you how to make pickles and super yummy fruit kvass. Stay tuned.

 

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