When I was working as a microbiologist in the early 1990’s, Lyme testing was still pretty new and we didn’t know much about Lyme disease and all of the nuances of testing that would soon follow. Now that it is 25 years later, we have learned a great deal about Lyme disease and the pitfalls of Lyme testing have been revealed. Here is a brief excerpt from my upcoming book on Lyme disease,

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Ingredients

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon organic cumin powder
2 1/2 tablespoons of organic tahini ( sesame paste)
2 organic garlic cloves, smashed
1/3 cup organic lemon juice plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
8 ounces of organic garbanzo beans ( chick peas) If garbanzo beans are previously salted, reduce salt from 2 teaspoons to 1 or 1 1/2 teaspoons
4-5 medium sized cooked organic beets,

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The month of October brings the country’s focus to Breast Health, specifically, raising awareness on Breast Cancer. As we are reminded of those who we have lost and those who continue to fight this horrible disease, we can’t help wonder if there could have been another test or warning to predict the situation sooner.

Detecting breast cancer can be tricky and mammograms are often the recommended screening tool.

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons of avocado or olive oil
2 teaspoons of sea salt
2 teaspoons organic, ground coriander
2 teaspoons organic, ground cumin
Cracked black pepper, to taste
3 organic sweet potatoes ( medium to large size works best)
6 ounces of unsweetened coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon of organic, fresh lemon juice
Flat leaf parsley ( organic) for garnish

 

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It is no surprise that stress and poor health go hand in hand as one tends to precede the other. Physical, mental and emotional stress can wear on a person’s physical body and feeling terrible everyday can be equally stressful and lead to its own set of problems. When you are living with chronic Lyme disease or other persistent illness, you do your best to put on a happy face,

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Ingredients

1/3 cup organic olive or avocado oil
2 cloves organic garlic, finely chopped
1 large head of organic cauliflower
1 & 1/2 teaspoons organic turmeric powder
2 tablespoons of fresh, organic lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon organic Adobo ( Frontier brand makes a great one)
Cracked black pepper, to taste
Sea salt (optional) as the Adobo has sea salt in it already

 

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Ingredients

2 organic collard leaves, washed, dried and stems trimmed
1/2 cup organic hummus
2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast flakes
1/2 cup english cucumber, peeled and sliced into 3 inch thin strips
2 organic carrots, peeled and sliced into 3 inch thin strips
1/2 cup of organic zucchini, sliced into 3 inch thin strips
1/2 cup organic purple cabbage, shredded/sliced thin
1/2 organic avocado,

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Ingredients

2 cups of organic blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup organic maple syrup ( grade B) or organic raw honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice, organic
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
24 ounces of full fat, organic coconut milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

 

Directions

In a Vitamix or similar type high speed blender,

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Living with a chronic illness can be extremely difficult. You struggle with feelings of anxiety, loss of control of your own body, guilt, pain, anger and exhaustion. Every day will challenge you. As you look around at your friends and family, it might cause you to feel guilty that you may not always be able to join in at gatherings or go out and have fun like you use to do.

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Many things can determine the possibility that autoimmune disorders develop as we age. Genetics, nutrition, stress, toxic exposure and infections can all weaken and attack the immune system. These are all factors that have been studied for a long time. However, what we are now realizing is the fascinating connection between autoimmune disorders (that show up later in life) and childhood trauma.

These events, called Adverse Childhood Experiences (otherwise known as ACEs),

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