How Happy Is Your Gut?

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Did you know that your brain and your colon have some of the same tissue? And that the colon also makes neuropeptides and neurotransmitters like serotonin, that effect mood and overall wellness.
We comment about the brain/colon connection when we say things like ‘gut feeling’ or “I knew in my gut’. But perhaps we didn’t realize the depth of how emotion is created in the gut.
In order for the brain in the belly to work optimally, it needs the healthy bacterial soldiers cleaning and purifying it. Many, many people suffer from not enough healthy bacteria in their colon, although unaware of the extent of the infliction.
There are thousands of possible physical issues that can and do arise when the colon is not supported with a very high fiber diet. As author and health expert, Dr. Bernard Jensen, would say, death begins in the colon.
But no worries, it’s not hard to keep your colon functioning optimally once you are aware of the absolute need to do so.
Ingesting the proper bacterial superheroes is all you have to do, and they will do the rest.
Fresh raw fermented vegetables or a nice fermented raw kvass (cultured fruit or vegetable beverage) is the best way to go.
Kombucha is good, if you can be sure that it’s truly raw and hasn’t been heated for production purposes.
Freshly made cashew or coconut yogurt, made with a culture you can find in your health food store.
I’m not a big fan of pasteurized dairy yogurts. I don’t think they offer the full nutrient power that the other options offer.
Here is a video teaching you how to make your own fermented vegetables. There are endless combinations of vegetables and herbs you can use. Find the taste you like best and make them a staple in your diet.
THIS IS A HEALTH GAME CHANGER.
You’ll  see bloating, gas, constipation, acne, lethargy,  even depression, and so many other discomforts disappear. Taking care of your colon in this way takes care of your entire body, correcting many imbalances. The gut will be happy, and when the gut is happy, every body is happy.
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Until next time, sending you love and light, and a friendly reminder to eat your greens:)
Dr. Blythe

ALL Protein Comes From Plants

I was stopped in my tracks when I saw a MEME the other day that read:
~A cow is a very inefficient way to turn plants into calcium~
Indeed I know that cow’s milk is NOT a good source of bioavailable calcium, it actually robs your body of calcium because it is acidic. Your body needs to take it’s own calcium to neutralize the acidity of cow’s milk. But I hadn’t fully connected that the calcium that is in the milk first came from the plants.
I have taught for years that fish oils are not the best way to get omegas. It’s much better to eat seaweed, this is where the fish get it to begin with.
Same principle with calcium and cow’s milk.
AND same principle with protein.
This protein realization is a BIG one because there has been trillions of dollars spent over our lifetimes marketing to us the message that we need animal products to get protein. The animal industries are of course who is telling us this.  Protein deficiency is not our health problem.
Our health problems stem from fiber, enzyme, phytonutrient, water, mineral, and vitamin deficiencies. All of which originate in plants.
Protein originates from plants too.
This isn’t a post to persuade you  to “go vegan,” we don’t need labels.
I just want to inspire you to eat more plants. Plants are your very best friend. They serve you in every way.
They remove what your body doesn’t want. They give you ALL the micro and macro nutrients your body needs.
For those of you that say, well what about vitamin B12, we need to eat animals to get B12, right?? I say that is a misunderstanding. B12 comes from bacteria, so the dead flesh of animals and animal products do create B12, but rather the cleaner way to get it is through cultures found in nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is non-candida forming, highly nutritionally potent, and can be sprinkled on salads, soups, baked vegetables dishes, blended in raw sauces, used as breading for eggplant or zucchini, it has many everyday uses and tastes great. Nutritional yeast can be found at Trader Joe’s now, or at any health food store. It’s often sold in the bulk bins too for greater cost efficiency.
So, let’s eat more plants, more often, and go from there. I will help!
Below is a tasty quick recipe from my pal, The Blender Girl, who has appeared on my show several times.
It’s a great way to get the raw herbs, and very refreshing for the summer time.
Enjoy!
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Get those greens in!
They are your medicine.
Until next time,
With love and light,
Blythe

 

Creamy Kale Pasta & The Recipe For Life Long Thriving Health

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Hope this email finds you doing very well. Focused on the vision of vibrant health, present with the miraculous technology that your body truly is. I mean, YOU ARE amazing!
So, powerful self healing being…
Eat good food,
Feel love for your body and others,
Be sure to spend time doing whatever brings you joy EVERYDAY. Dance, walk, play, laugh, sing, paint, (alone and with others) commune with animals, commune with nature.
This is all we need to truly thrive in health. It’s simple. We already know it.
But it’s too easy. We think, that can’t be it.
That IS it.
That’s the recipe for life long thriving health ~
And here’s the recipe for Creamy Kale Pasta.
Pasta you say?
Sometimes we just want something decadent. Nothing wrong with that. Our bodies are designed to want denser food at certain times or cyclically. This pasta has a raw sauce made from sprouted cashews, raw kale, raw garlic, raw onion, so you are getting powerful raw nutrients paired with the heavier pasta and white beans. Feel free to use gluten free pasta. I like quinoa pastas best.
Creamy Kale Pasta
4 cups bow tie pasta
1 cup dry white beans (soaked overnight), or 1 can of white beans if that’s better for you.
2 cups chopped kale
2 green onions
1 cup soaked cashews
1/2 cup olive oil
2-4 garlic cloves
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup water
See video to learn preparation.
As always, keep shining bright,
Dr. Blythe
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