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Archive for October, 2017

Baked kale chips

If you are looking for a tasty treat that is unique and an easy way to get in your greens, try this recipe.  I bought a huge bunch and only used about 6 long stems to make enough for two.  Use a larger pan if you want more and make sure its not to overlap as the lower leaves will take longer. Be sure to shake out the water, I didn’t use a spinner.  Cook long enough for them to be crispy to touch but not burnt.

1 bunch Kale

Tablespoons of oil, 2 or 3
seasoned salt, or table salt

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  You can line a insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. I put it right on the sheet.
2.  Tear them away from the stems and tear into bite size pieces.  Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt, and toss in a bowl.  Then line single layer on a baking sheet.
3. Bake until edges are slightly brown but not burnt.  10-15 minutes.
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Detox ideas

There are many different methods we can use to detox our bodies.  Here are some simple options you may choose to begin
1.  Drink Water.  Flushing out toxins and hydrating the body systems is the result of drinking plenty of fresh water.  8-12 glasses of water a day is the first recommendation for your detox.

2.  Focus on gut health.   Is your digestive system too acidic?

One of the first steps toward better health is a body that’s more alkaline. As the acid-alkaline balance is essential, with so many bodily functions occurring only at a certain level of acidity or alkalinity, the body is constantly striving to achieve a state of equilibrium. Just a small change in pH can have a profound effect on body functioning.
The first step towards great health begins with helping the body become more alkaline.  Try Apple Cider Vinegar.  While you might think that raw organic ACV is acidic, when consumed, it actually becomes alkaline.
Homemade  morning tonic:  2 tbl of apple cider vinegar, juice of a whole lemon, and tsp of organic honey.  Mix in a small glass of warm water first thing in the morning. 
3.  Consider a probiotic. Another option to help restore normal intestinal function, is to create a balance in the mircroflora in the intestines by adding a probiotic.  These healthy microorganisms can assist in bringing the digestive system into better function.  I use Probiotic Restore as its a reputable brand.   When selecting your probiotic, be sure to check whether the bottle needs to be refrigerated, as even room temperature can reduce its natural effects.
4.  Consult a detox professional.  I am not, but be sure to discuss their methods before investing in a program to ensure you are on board with a plan.  I recommend  Elaine King at simply-healthy.com.