Deirdre Rawlings

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Nightshade vegetables are now known to cause Leaky Gut (just like gluten does in gluten-sensitive people). Leaky Gut is a medical condition that damages your small intestine, making it more permeable. This means its ability to filter out harmful things (permeability) is compromised – because holes appear in the tissue lining. We say the gut (intestine) becomes leaky – hence the term “Leaky Gut”.

A damaged small intestine also means its ability to absorb the good things from food is compromised. Leaky Gut causes Malabsorption conditions like anemia and osteoporosis. But these can be cured by correcting the diet after identifying food intolerance.

The most commonly eaten nightshade vegetables are:
Bell peppers (green, red, yellow peppers)
Pepperoncini (Tuscan peppers)
Chili peppers - the most common varieties are:
Anaheim pepper
Cherry pepper (pimento)
Dried versions - cayenne, paprika
Habanero pepper
Jalapeno
Serrano pepper
Tabasco pepper
Thai pepper
Wax peppers

Other nightshade vegetables include:

Eggplant
Gobi berry (Wolf berry)
Ground cherry (physalis)
Potatoes - especially potato skins
Tamarillo (Tree tomato)
Tomatillo (husk cherry, husk tomato, jam berry)
Tomato (all varieties)

Therefore - take care with nightshade vegetables – until you are sure you can tolerate them without symptoms. Remember these are Dose-Dependent – so you can find your threshold level and eat them in moderation only.

You can easily test your sensitivity to nightshade vegetables by removing them from your diet for 21 days then re-introducing a nightshade vegetable for ONE meal only and noting all changes in your symptoms. It is best not to consume them two days in a row and rotate them to eat only 1 x per week, if at all, while you are healing your gut wall.
Intestinal Flora affects your health!
The microbes that live inside your intestines influence your health in beneficial and harmful ways.

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10/26/2022
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SCIENTIFICALLY VALID: HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN C OUTPERFORMED EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS IN DESTROYING CANCER CELLS
Strongly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, vitamin C has been called “the muscle of the immune system.” Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C has shown potential to prevent the recurrence of tumors - which it accomplishes by targeting cancer stem cells that promote tumor growth.
In a study conducted at the University of Salford in Manchester and published in the peer-reviewed journal Oncotarget, scientists found that high-dose intravenous vitamin C depleted cancer cells of glutathione, causing them to undergo oxidative stress and apoptosis. The team reported that the high-dose therapy worked ten times more effectively than an experimental drug known as 2-DG. The impressed researchers called the results “exciting.” Noting that vitamin C is non-toxic, inexpensive and readily available, the team declared the nutrient a “promising new agent”for cancer treatment.

You can boost your dietary intake of vitamin C through citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi fruit and red bell peppers. Naturally, these foods are also rich in dietary fiber, quercetin and a gallery of health-sustaining and cancer-fighting antioxidants. As always, opt for organic produce whenever possible. If you are interested in high-dose vitamin C therapy, which is available at many holistic clinics worldwide, speak with your nutritionist or integrative healthcare provider to work out a plan of action.

REFERENCES:
https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-c-stem-cells-3783.html

https://www.oncotarget.com/article/15400/

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You share your body with trillions of healthy microorganisms.
These bacteria, or gut microbiome, affect almost every organ of your body. From what we know so far, here are 5 things your gut microbiome can do for you.

09/27/2022
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Grow some of your own food. Now is the time!

09/27/2022
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PARSLEY: THIS DECORATIVE GARNISH HAS A “SECRET IDENTITY” AS A CANCER FIGHTER

Although this feathery-looking green herb is traditionally used as a garnish, its value extends far beyond mere decoration. In addition to containing antioxidants such as lutein, vitamin C and vitamin A, parsley is rich in apigenin - which is currently being studied for its potential against breast cancer.

Researchers at University of Missouri found that apigenin worked in three different ways to inhibit breast cancer cells: by inducing cell death, inhibiting proliferation and reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer cell growth.

Natural health experts say that even a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley contains enough apigenin for anti-cancer benefits, so, it’s not necessary to consume large amounts. Simply reach for the fresh parsley when you’re looking to add flavor, color and health-protective effects to salads, soups and sandwiches.

References:
1. https://munewsarchives.missouri.edu/news-releases/2012/0515-breast-cancer-effectively-treated-with-chemical-found-in-celery-parsley-and-spice-by-mu-researchers/
2. https://www.naturalhealth365.com/parsley-cancer-2191.htm

09/24/2022
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Magnesium is naturally present in a variety of foods, available as a supplement, and an ingredient in antacids and laxatives. The mineral plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes to carry out various chemical reactions in the body such as building proteins and strong bones, and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and muscle and nerve functions. Magnesium also acts an electrical conductor that contracts muscles and makes the heart beat steadily.

More than half of the magnesium in our body is stored in bones, and the remaining in various tissues throughout the body.

09/22/2022

POMEGRANATES AND POMEGRANATE
JUICE PROVIDE POTENT ANTIOXIDANTS

This luscious fruit is a rising star in the world of natural health, and for good reason. High in potent antioxidants such as ellagitannins and punicalagin, pomegranate is currently being investigated for its anti-cancer effects.

In a 2021 study published in PLOS One, the researchers noted that an extract made from pomegranate peels had “robust” effects in killing cancer cells. In addition, a study published in Cancer Biology and Therapy showed that luteolin and ellagic acid from pomegranates interfered with the spread of ovarian cancer by inhibiting cancer-promoting MMPs.

Natural health experts advise selecting 100 percent pure, high-quality, unsweetened pomegranate juice - and avoiding pomegranate “drinks” and “blends” that may contain inferior juices. Pomegranate is also available in supplementary form, with experts advising a formulation standardized to 30 percent punicalagins and 22 percent punicic acid. Before trying pomegranate supplements, check with your nutritionist and/or integrative doctor.

REFERENCES:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29173024/
https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pomegranates-fight-cancer-3492.htm

09/22/2022
09/22/2022

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition that occurs when an excessive number of bacteria colonize the small intestine. It can cause bloating, diarrhea, or constipation.

Bacteria are essential to the digestive system, in the form of the gut microbiome. This is mostly present in the large intestine, but the small intestine does not contain many bacteria.

The most common approach for a SIBO diet is one that's low in FODMAPs. Some of the more restrictive versions also limit grains and other refined carbohydrates. These diets can help reduce the number of bacteria in your small intestine by effectively starving them out. But unless you eat a completely carbohydrate-free diet, it's unlikely that you will completely eradicate the population.

Though diet can certainly help you heal your gut from SIBO—improving leaky gut and alleviating symptoms—it's not the root cause of your SIBO and therefore usually not the lone cure.
Contact me if you need help healing from SIBO. I've helped dozens of clients do exactly that and am happy to assist you also!

09/02/2022

VITAMIN D: HEALTHY LEVELS OF THE “SUNSHINE VITAMIN” IS CRUCIAL TO AVOIDING CANCER
Vitamin D, a vitamin-like hormone created in the skin in response to sunlight, plays an important role in immune system health, with deficiencies linked to higher risk of respiratory diseases. Now, there is evidence that the “sunshine vitamin” can protect against cancer as well.

According to noted cancer researcher Dr. Cedric F. Garland, healthy levels of vitamin D have been associated with lower risk of cancers of the breast,lung and bladder. Research published in PLOS One showed that having vitamin D levels of 40 ng/mL or higher resulted in a 67 percent lower risk of cancer - compared with vitamin D levels of 20 ng/mL or less.

Ironically, 20 ng/mL is the recommended level advised by conventional medical doctors. But, as many integrative physicians have long asserted, it takes at least double that amount for cancer-protective benefits to occur – with even higher levels affording even greater benefit.

Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is common in the United States, causing many to have insufficient protection against cancer. You can boost your vitamin D intake with oily fish, raw dairy products, pasture raised eggs, mushrooms and non-GMO soy.

But, while prolonged sun overexposure can lead to skin cancer, the fact is: getting appropriate amounts of sunlight is considered the best way to create vitamin D in the body. Natural health experts advise getting 20 minutes of direct sun a few times a week. For longer periods of time in the sun, you should consider putting on protective clothing or use a non-toxic sunscreen.

Keep in mind, if you’re deficient in vitamin D, supplementation is often the only way to increase your levels of vitamin D – especially if you live in a northern climate. Natural health experts usually recommend between 5,000 IU to 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 (the most active form of the nutrient) per day - but individual needs vary according to age, s*x, health, weight and even climate. Consult your integrative doctor for guidance on supplementing

References:

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/jounal.pone.0152441

https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-d-level-cancer-prevention-1989.htm

09/01/2022
09/01/2022

CELERY: THE “CLARK KENT” OF VEGETABLES IS REALLY A CANCER-FIGHTING SUPERHERO

With its mild flavor, pale color and (undeserved) reputation as a food with little nutritional value, celery seems like a “forgettable” vegetable. But this under-appreciated food is really a health “superhero,” packed with antioxidants such as caffeic acid, ferulic acid and quercetin.

Like its relative parsley, celery contains apigenin, which has been found to inhibit the initiation, progression and metastasis of tumors. In a review published in 2016 in Journal of Cancer Protection, the authors credited apigenin-rich celery with varied and powerful anti-cancer properties.

These include suppressing the progression of prostate cancer, reducing levels of pro- inflammatory molecules that can trigger
cancer, decreasing blood vessel growth to tumors and promoting apoptosis. The team concluded that apigenin from celery
is beneficial in both the prevention and treatment of many types of cancer.

Obviously, celery is worthy of being used asfar more than just a decorative garnish in a glass of tomato juice. Aside from adding it to salad and serving it with dips or hummus, you can braise celery and serve it as a side vegetable - leaves
and all.

08/29/2022

Fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants and nutrients that strengthen our body’s ability to fight infections and disease. Foods like watercress, garlic, onions, pickles, and lemons help reduce mucus production. Foods like cabbage, potatoes, and bananas might increase mucus production. Berries, leafy greens, broccoli, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and bell peppers are particularly rich in antioxidants

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07/10/2022

Summer is here and I've got a few quick questions for you…
* Do you feel congested from too much food or the wrong kinds of food?
* Do you feel lethargic, as if you need a good spring-cleaning?
* Do you need to eliminate drug residues? Or normalize after illness or hospital stay?
* Do you want to assist weight loss? Or to clear up your skin?
* Would you like to find a way to improve your energy levels, think clearly, feel less achy, improve your metabolism, and decrease symptoms?

There’s no doubt in my mind that you need to cleanse the
inside of your body from time to time -- we all do!

The world around you can be toxic, you’re constantly producing toxins within your body, as a result of digestion, stress, and a variety of metabolic processes. Your liver gets tired and becomes overburdened, and its normal detoxification processes slow down.

Sluggish detoxification pathways contribute to headaches, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, join pain, brain fog, and food cravings. It can also lead to more serious illnesses, like the dreaded "C" disease.

So given that it's a good idea to cleanse your insides periodically, consider doing a 3-Day Juice Cleanse and Detox with me as your guide. You'll also get more than 100 condition-specific juice recipes I've created to help guide and excite you… and so, so much more.
All for the very low offer of just $4.99
Click here to get started.
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07/08/2022

Given that it's a good idea to cleanse your insides periodically, consider doing a 3-Day Juice Cleanse and Detox with me as your guide. You'll also get more than 100 condition-specific juicing recipes I've created to help guide and excite you… so much more.
All for the very low offer today of just $4.99

Take a sneek peek here and Let's get started. https://tinyurl.com/383sf8d7

07/06/2022

What if you could do something so amazing, that goes directly to the core problems behind a multitude of health issues, like toxicity and nutritional deficiencies, and that spurs the renewal of your health...In as little as 3 days?!

Sounds a little too good to be true, right!

That's what I thought too when I started juicing. Yet, that's exactly what happened to me when I started supplying my body with an abundance of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant phytonutrients on a daily basis by juicing fresh organic vegetables and fruits.

It's been years now since I made my very first juice and I can proudly say juicing works. And it doesn't just target individual health issues. The best part about juicing is that it targets the core of problems behind a multitude of health issues, like toxicity and nutritional deficiencies.

That's why I often find it difficult to list out the exact benefits of juicing to my friends and clients – I simply don't know where one benefit ends and another begins.

Does juicing improve skin health by detoxifying your body or does it simply supply a whopping load of skin-friendly nutrients? Or are there vital, living enzymes found in whole, raw foods that help our organs (the skin is the biggest organ) thrive?

All I know is that all these benefits are related because they all stem from one core benefit: radiant health.

But don't get me wrong – the juicing journey hasn't been all unicorns and rainbows. I've made plenty of mistakes – some were laughable, like my experience with seaweed juice, and some were down-right painful, like making lemonade with all the peels on (FYI – stomach pain like you can't imagine).

My goal in this guide is to take everything I've learned about juicing – the good, bad, and marvelous – and simplify it into actionable tips so yu can make it an efforlessly empowering part of your own life.

Here's a quick look at what's you'll get...

* All the juicing basics to transform you from a newbie to a juicing extraordinaire!

* Common juicing mistakes and how you can jump over the pitfalls most new juicers fall into!

* Everything you'll need to know to juice in the healthiest way possible!

* Really easy juicing hacks that'll help you squeeze every benefit from your juicing experience!

* How to create juice combinations that'll make your tastebuds cry Halleluljah and your cells yell Amen!

* More than 100 condition-specific juice recipes I've created to help guide and excite you!

… and so, so much more.

Ready to transform your body and life forever?

Awesome. Let's get started. https://tinyurl.com/383sf8d7

06/20/2022
06/20/2022

Nightshade vegetables are now known to cause Leaky Gut (just like gluten does in gluten-sensitive people). Leaky Gut is a medical condition that damages your small intestine, making it more permeable. This means its ability to filter out harmful things (permeability) is compromised – because holes appear in the tissue lining. We say the gut (intestine) becomes leaky – hence the term “Leaky Gut”.

A damaged small intestine also means its ability to absorb the good things from food is compromised. Leaky Gut causes Malabsorption conditions like anemia and osteoporosis. But these can be cured by correcting the diet after identifying food intolerance.

The most commonly eaten nightshade vegetables are:
Bell peppers (green, red, yellow peppers)
Pepperoncini (Tuscan peppers)
Chili peppers - the most common varieties are:
Anaheim pepper
Cherry pepper (pimento)
Dried versions - cayenne, paprika
Habanero pepper
Jalapeno
Serrano pepper
Tabasco pepper
Thai pepper
Wax peppers

Other nightshade vegetables include:

Eggplant
Gobi berry (Wolf berry)
Ground cherry (physalis)
Potatoes - especially potato skins
Tamarillo (Tree tomato)
Tomatillo (husk cherry, husk tomato, jam berry)
Tomato (all varieties)

Therefore - take care with nightshade vegetables – until you are sure you can tolerate them without symptoms. Remember these are Dose-Dependent – so you can find your threshold level and eat them in moderation only.

You can easily test your sensitivity to nightshade vegetables by removing them from your diet for 21 days then re-introducing a nightshade vegetable for ONE meal only and noting all changes in your symptoms. It is best not to consume them two days in a row and rotate them to eat only 1 x per week, if at all, while you are healing your gut wall.

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