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1 Corinthian 16.4: "Let all you do be done in Love".

HEALTH TIPS

What foods you should eat or not eat?:
We should all take supplements as today's food doesn't have all the vitamins we need. Super foods help our bodies fight toxins. Most greens have barley and wheat grass powder, Chlorella, Spirulina and vegetable blend. I myself like Green First they taste great with the flavor mint, chocolate, or vanilla. 

Vitamin B processes the food your body uses and provides energy. Some people may be Vitamin B deficient. 

Vitamin C is one of the best vitamins for you. I recommend 1000 mg in the winter and 500 mg in the summer. Use more during the winter months because of all the cold and flu viruses. 

Vitamin D-3 with vitamin K can fight off cancer. You should take at least 2000 IU a day. If your family is prone to cancer than 5000 IU a day or more; consult a naturopathic doctor. Vitamin E can be dangerous so check with doctor before taking as there can be side affects if you take too much. 

Fish Oil is highly recommend but make sure it's from a good source as there are a lot of fish oils out there that are not good quality. I recommend Nordic Naturals, which supports healthy levels of omega-3 for heart, brain, skin and immune system. 

Ginkgo Biloba helps improve memory. As we get older we become more forgetful. It also thins your blood and helps your blood flow better. Check with your naturopathic or medical doctor before adding this to your vitamin regiment. 

Magnesium is good for the whole body's immune system, your gut, muscles, nerves, inflammation, bones, blood pressure and prevents toxins from affecting and harming you. Top 20 benefits of magnesium healthremediesjournal.com

Men over 40 should take Acetyl L-Carnitine, which helps with testosterone and nervous system. 

Juicing
We should all juice as part of our daily routine. I recommend starting out with a Green Super food and your favorite protein powder such as pea protein which is the best , but there are soy and whey proteins as well. Then mix that with your favorite fruits and vegetables. I start with Greens First super-food (which comes in three flavors) pea protein, add spinach, kale or sometimes lettuce and frozen fruits and blend. This makes a great smoothie and will give you energy to do your daily duties. Fruits and vegetables blend of any kind will do the body good. 

Meats
If you're going to consume any meat, you should always try to eat organic meat. A lot of meat has toxins in them from what the animal eats, such as corn and modified foods. Also, meat that is not organic can be injected with hormones and other chemicals. Organic meat is regulated and the animals can only be fed organic feed or raised on the range. Growing your own meat is the best way to provide wholesome food for you and your family. 

Fruits & Vegetables
The best way to get fresh vegetables and fruits is grow them yourself. If you don't have room outside, then grow them inside by a window. It can be that simple. Growing foods from your kitchen scraps like lettuce, celery, bean sprouts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, ginger, pineapple, garlic, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, cherries, apples, peaches, lemons, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, beets and carrots. Twenty-five foods you can grow from scraps diyncrafts.com. For your sweet tooth, try melting 1/8 cup of coconut oil, add a teaspoon of cacao powder or coco powder with a few drops of Stevia, add frozen fruit and mix. Walla, you have yourself chocolate covered fruit. Yum! Try it you will like it. 

Nuts
Looking for something to munch on, eat nuts. Nuts are very good for you. Every nut is good for a different part of the body. Walnuts are brain food, high in antioxidant, fight off cancer and are rich in Omega-3. Almonds are high in Vitamin E and help with appearance of your skin. Cashews are a good source of protein and have minerals like iron and zinc. 

Cashews are one of my favorite nuts they can soaked in water and ground up to make a variety of dishes. Pecans are packed with plant sterols, valuable compounds that are effective at lowering cholesterol and also a great source of vitamin B-3. Pistachios are rich in B-6. They are the only nut that contains reasonable levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 2 antioxidants that play a role in protecting the eyes. Hazel nuts are good for the heart and can help with Parkinson's. They are also a good source of folate which plays a a key role in keeping homocysteine within normal levels. Macadamias are one of the highest in fat content. They are a good source of fiber and provide minerals, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium. 

There are many ways today to grow food other than the traditional way in the ground; 2nd way is growing in straw called straw bale gardening; 3rd way is Hydroponics which means growing plants without soil (plants only needs water, nutrients and sun); 4th way Aeroponics which is a type of hydroponics instead of putting the crop in water the plants are misted; 5th way Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture therefore producing both food and organic produce. The fish waste is plants food. 

Learn more go to greeningforward.org or strawbalegardens.com.