How Much Calcium is Healthy and from Which Sources?

Bones are a mineral depository in your body, storing 99% of body calcium, 85% of phosphorus, and 60% of magnesium. Only 1% of total body calcium is in the blood. Calcium is required for nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction, to stabilize a number of proteins and enzymes optimizing their activities, for secretion of hormones like insulin, and for blood clotting. If it is below normal, it can imply that your parathyroid gland’s function is low, or you have vitamin D deficiency, or that your magnesium blood level is low, which happens in alcoholism. Continue reading

Eggplant & Pepper

It’s a delicious paste to use as a dip or eat with raw green salads and/or any other dishes (except of fruit).

Mix the following when it’s cold, using a food processor, then refrigerate it in a jar. (Do not store paste in a plastic box.)

  • Eggplant – ½ lb; raw, sliced, pouch for 2-3 min. in a thick pan under a cover, with 2

Parsley Herb

In salads, soups, or meats, raw parsley increases your digestion, supplies vit. C, B, and carotene, plus calcium and iron. It’s a diuretic that keeps your kidney and your bladder clear from the sand and stones buildups. It aids your liver function, and lowers your blood pressure.

It increases tone of smooth-muscles in your intestines, and sweeps your colon as a brush. Parsley is antimicrobial; therefore, it’s also antiflatulant… Continue reading

Mayonnaise “Marta”

Great for vegans or anyone who wants to try a healthy dressing.

Mix together into a smooth paste using a food processor, then refrigerate it in a jar.

  • Firm tofu (non-GM) – 1lb.
  • Olive oil, extra virgin, cold pressed – 5-8 oz.
  • Mustard powder – ¾ of tsp. (grind seeds in a coffee grinder)
  • Juice from 1 fresh lemon
  • Sea salt

Fiber Daily

 
It’s not just a capsule or a pill from a pharmacy’s bottle, though, it’s OK to have it.

Get your fiber daily from your fresh fruit, whole-grain products, raw seeds, e.g., sunflower or sesame, or almond nuts, and raw salads made of all kind of leaves and herbs, and vegetables!… Continue reading

How Fats and Oils Affect Your Health

Fats and oils in your diet can be detrimental for your health if you do not know which ones are better for you and you overconsume them. The enormous increase of oils usage in the diet, high in omega-6 fatty acids, is the factor behind the dietary ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 jumping to 18:1 and up to 40:1, which is the root cause of high epidemic of the inflammatory diseases, according to medical research. Continue reading