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More Of Eileen Poole’s Remedies & Recipies

Here are some of the natural remedies Eileen shared with me for insect bites and a non-toxic household ant repellant.

INTERNAL REMEDY FOR INSECT BITES

Take 3 drops of echinacea tincture mixed with 3 drops of goldenseal tincture in distilled water twice daily for 5-7 days.

TOPICAL REMEDY FOR INSECT BITES

Mix aloe vera gel with equal amounts of lemon juice and apply to the bite to reduce swelling and itching.

Of course with any insect or animal bite, eliminate all sugar and concentrated sweeteners from your diet and increase your low starch veggie intake along with liberal amounts of Bieler’s Soup. Since Eileen told me many times that a small amount (the operative word is SMALL here) of lemon acts as a cleanser to the system, I would always add a squeeze of lemon to my Bieler’s Soup.

I asked Eileen once about her feelings regarding the popular lemon juice/cayenne pepper/maple syrup daily cleanse and her response was that “less is best”, using a remedy as stimulating as this one only when needed AND if the adrenals are relatively strong/thyroid not over stimmed. She went on to say “when needed” would be at the onset of a cold or flu if the weather was cold and only once daily for a day or so.

HOUSEHOLD ANT REPELLANT

Mix together equal amounts of :

Epsom Salts & flour (any kind) with the white of one egg

Stir until well blended and sprinkle at the entrance of any ant trails. This remedy has always worked like a charm for me over the years!

A Votre Sante,

Kaaren

………………..Next month more remedies & recipes from Eileen Poole

Tasty Tips For Making Easy Veggies

The most important food component that will create maintain well being, is to make at least 50% of your daily intake our low starch veggie friends, who turn on our “Inner Healer”.

Sometimes this is “easier said than done” due to busy lifestyles, travel, or simply because you become bored with the same thing day after day.

Here are some tips that amp up the taste quotient & are great for on the go lifestyles.

1) If cutting up fresh veggies for every meal is not possible 100% of the time, it’s better to use flash frozen low starch vegetables rather than lowering your intake or skipping them all together.  Just read the labels to make sure you are getting 100% veggies, not  any added salt, seasonings or sauces.

Trader Joe’s is a chain of discount gourmet-health foods in many US cities.  They have great organic whole green beans, mushroom combos,  a spring greens medley, aspargus, artichoke hearts as well as the traditional mixes & singles.   Steaming a bag or two for a meal & saving the leftovers to toss into salads or pasta is a super time saver.

2)  Use one of the many salt, yeast ,MSG, & gluten free seasoning blends by either the Spice Hunter or Frontier brands stirred into your steamed , sauteed veggies, purees, or salads.  These brands can be bought at most standard chains or purchased online.   Most  supermarket department managers are happy to special order upon request. They are well worth the effort to find & easily pack for trips.

Some of my favorites are Spice Hunter Pasta, Herbs de Provence, Italian, Poultry,  Deliciously Dill & Italian Herb blends.  Frontier makes a super Pizza , Poultry, Italian, & fish blend as well.

3)  Drizzling a tablespoon of a low sodium, sweetner free salad dressing over your salad or added to lightly steamed/sauteed low starch veggies after cooking can be very satisfying.

Sis Meliss (www:sismeliss.com) makes  a low sodium, gluten & sweetener free Balsamic Vinagrette that does double duty as a marinade for proteins, a salad dressing,  wheat free pasta salad marinade or as an addition to cooked veggies.

I like to marinate leftover lightly cooked vegetables & wheat free pasta overnight in the Sis Meliss dressing for a nice portable lunch.

4)You can also puree a medley of lightly cooked vegetables with some homemade chicken broth for a quick soup.

QUICK CHICKEN BROTH

I cook bone in chicken breast  covered in several cups of water adding seasonings of choice, some celery stalks, whole onion, & parsley.  When the breast are cooked through, I strain the broth into ice cube trays & keep the chicken on hand to toss into salads or a stirfry.  When the broth cubes are solid, I put them into a freezer bag to use later as a soup base or to sautee in.

5)  If you are having a meal out, are traveling, or bring take out home, simply put a few fork holes into a zucchini or crooked neck yellow squash & microwave for 1 minute on two sides will provide a health supportive balance.  Remember, the low starch veggies are are alkalinizers & turn on our “Inner Healer”.

The “nuked” zucchini or crooked neck yellow squash can be added to a pizza, layered into a sandwhich or burger or sliced into a pasta dish.  This tip is a life saver when traveling as most hotels have microwaves in the rooms & all grocery stores have zucchini.

6)  Of course, the Bieler’s Soup recipe from my ebook is one of the all time best combinations of healing veggies I have found.

A Votre Sante…..Kaaren

Tasty Treats To Tame a Sweet Tooth

All of us enjoy sitting down with a favorite sweet treat. If you are choosing health supportive foods on a regular basis, indulging in a special sweet now & then won’t do any harm.

Here are some of my client’s “two thumbs up” recipes.

CAROB HAYSTACKS

2 tbls. coconut oil
16 oz. unsweetened carob chips
3 tbls. small sized unsulphered raisons
3/4 cup oat bran or “No-Salt Crispy Rice” cereal

optional: 2 tbls finely chopped raw, unsalted pecans or walnuts

Heat the carob chips & coconut oil in a double boiler or a Pryex/heat proof bowl over boiling water. Stir constantly until melted & smooth.

Pour over the raison/oatbran or cereal/nut mixture in a separate bowl mixing until all dry ingredients are evenly coated.

Drop by the tablespoon onto a plate or cookie sheet covered with wax paper or foil & refrigerate until firm. Store at room temperature or in the frig.

CAROB OR CHOCOLATE FONDUE

16 oz. grain sweetened carob or chocolate chips
1/2 tsp sugar & alchohol free almond/mint/orange/coffee extract

Fresh fruit of choice sliced/cut into uniform bite sized pieces. Some favorites are: Kiwi,pineapple,grapes,strawberries,bananas,apples,pears,orange or tangerine segments.

Wooden skewers or forks for dipping

Melt carob or chocolate chips in a double bioler or a heat proof bowl over boiling water stirring constantly until smooth. Add extract of choice.

Have fruit & skewers ready to dip into the hot fondue.

QUICK AND EASY FRUIT CRUMBLE

Fruit Filling:

3 cups of sliced fresh fruit of choice. Apples, peaches, nectarines, pears & berries or a combination of, work well. Frozen, unsweetened fruit is fine too.

1 tbls. cinnamon
3 tbls arrowroot powder
1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl adding the fruit tossing well until uniformly coated. Then add 1 cup apple juice concentrate stirring well, reserving 1/2 cup of the apple jiuce concentrate for the Crumble Topping.

Put into a heat proof baking dish & top with the following crumble.

Crumble Topping:

1 package Mrs. Denson’s Wheat Free Fruit Juice Sweetened, Oat-walnut cookies (or similar)
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter

Crush cookies & mix with 1/2 cup apple jiuce concentrate & the melted butter> spread evenly over the fruit & bake @ 350 for 1 hour.

Serve hot or cold. I like mine with a few tablespoons or Pure Decadence coconut ice cream.

Enjoy!!

Tips For Staying Healthy Through the Holidays:

The holiday season is a wonderful time for connecting with loved ones and of celebration. Most of us celebrate by sharing our favorite time honored family comfort foods..the sugary goodies, salty snacks, & starchy side dishes we enjoyed as children, liberally peppered with a variety of alcoholic beverages (think “mainlined” sugar).

While enjoying some holiday cheer on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, & New Year’s should not be a problem, having a non-stop celebration from Halloween through Super Bowl can negatively impact your health as well as pack on the pounds.

By choosing 3-4 celebrations events spaced out over the holiday season you will avoid a toxic build up & minimize weight gain. Eating smaller portions of all the foods you love will also minimize impact. Think preventively by upping your intake of lightly cooked low starch veggies or a cup or two of the Bielers Soup recipe from my e-book with small amounts of protein the day of the event. By having a large mug of Bieler’s Soup right before your celebration event, you will stave off the urge to devour everything in sight at the h’or derve table as well as balancing the sugary,salty starchy goodies you will consume there.

The day or two ..or three after (depending on how much celebrating occured), increase your intake of “Nature’s Balancers”, the lightly cooked low starch veggies &/or Bieler’s Soup. Remember that if you’ve indulged a bit too much in sugar or alcohol which is a concentrated sugar that having 4-6 mini-meals of protein & low starch lightly cooked veggies /Bieler’s Soup after the fact can stabilize blood sugar & restore balance to your system. Bear in mind that too much sugar not only disrupts blood sugar leading to “out of control” day after appetite & puts on the pounds, but also supresses the immune ststem right at the height of the cold & flu season.

In addition to balancing with foods, a little wisely chosen support from supplements can be a great help in fending off colds & flu.

I find that taking “Oscillococcinum” a readily available homeopathic once weekly during the holiday season acts like a “homeopathic” flu shot for me & my clients.

At the first sign of a scratchy throat or sneezing, gargling with salt water every few hours can sometimes stave off a virus as well.

“Source Naturals” makes two effective cold & flu products to be taken at the first sign of imbalance: Wellness Formula capsules is a good choice if you experience deep cold sensation with body aches & chills, while Wellness Fizz is a nice match for a sore, scratchy throat with feverish hot sensations with irritability.

A short 1 day fast on Bieler’s Soup or pureed low starch veggies can nip a virus in the bud or at least substantially shorten the duration. If you have a fever alternate with diluted 100% apple jiuce with a liberal squeeze of lemon or papaya puree diluted. A 20 minute soak in a warm bath with 2-3 cups of Epsom Salts & your favorite essential oil can also assist in gently de-toxing the body. Drink lots of pure non tap water as well.

Consult your MD if you have a high fever or one that lasts for more than a few days despite all the above. I believe in using Western Medicine combined with natural healing tools when necessary.

Light daily exercise is a super pick-me-up and de-stressor that can minimize holiday weight gain & gives a boost to your immune system. As little as 20 minutes a day of walking at a moderate pace can work wonders.

If you live where the winters are mild, a stroll in nature can be a much needed holiday restorative. In the colder climes, a walk in an indoor mall enjoying window shopping & people watching can also do the trick. Stationary bicycles or mini- trampolines used in the privacy of your own home are other options.

Finally, take the time to relax & enjoy each moment you can….really breath in the holiday smells & hear the sounds of the season. Remember, most of all, that the best gift you can give to another is the gift of your time..to deeply connect & to listen.

Have a happy & healthy holiday season.

Kaaren