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Humic/Fulvic Acid Mineral not only provides raw nutrients, but also transports minerals to the cell more effectively, boosting the absorption rate of the nutrients by making cell more permeable and fights inflammation within the digestive organs.
Humic mineral provides the body with an ideal form of major and trace minerals that can be easily absorbed and utilized by the body. As with anything the body doesn’t need or can’t use right away, it either stores the excess or excretes it.
Detox, pH Balance, Energy, Focus, Stamina, Joint/Muscle, Thyroid
COGNITIVE HEALTH PROTECTION
A 2011 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that humic/fulvic acid has several antioxidant, Nutriceutical properties with potential activity to protect cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease. A contributing factor to the development of cognitive disorders is free radical damage and also a type of protein called tau, but studies show that humic/fulvic acid helps lower the length of tau fibrils and their morphology, disassembling their performance and stopping disease progression. The researchers concluded that humic/fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that progressively causes memory loss, dementia, and early mortality. Memory loss is caused when plaque forms in the brain. There are several theories including free radical damage, an inability to use glucose properly, vitamin deficiencies, or environmental toxins. This illness affects over half of people over 85 in the United States. The good news, there are Alzheimer’s natural treatments that can effectively improve this condition.
Healthy Food Choices For Alzheimer’s Disease
Organic, Unprocessed Foods – Make sure diet includes plenty of “real foods”. Vegetables and clean meats, fruit in moderation.
Antioxidants such as; Vitamins A, C, E – There may be some connection between free radicals and Alzheimer’s. Antioxidants help combat damage caused by free radicals. Colorful fruits/vegetables are high in antioxidants and should be consumed at every meal.
Wild-caught Fish – A great source for Omega-3 fats, DHA specifically which are critical for brain health.
Foods high in Zinc – Many people with Alzheimer’s are deficient in zinc. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, grass-fed beef, and dark chocolate.
Coconut oil – Coconut oil provides brain with ketones, brain can use instead of glucose.
Food Items to AVOID
Any food containing Toxins or Additives (processed foods) – These foods can possibly be neurotoxic. One of the causes of Alzheimer’s may be chemicals or toxins in food.
Alcohol – Alcohol is a toxin and can cause brain cells to die faster than normal.
Tap Water – Tap water may contain environmental toxins, select purified bottled water instead.
Sugar/Refined Grains – Alzheimer’s may be caused by insulin resistance, similar to diabetes, therefore keeping insulin low by eliminating sugar/refined grains an important component in maintaining brain health.
Foods packaged in Aluminum Containers – Aluminum is neurotoxic at high levels, best to avoid.
Alzheimers – Natural Healthy Remedies
1. Fish Oil high DHA (1,000mg daily), Critical for brain function/reduces inflammation.
2. Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU daily). Required for brain function.
3. CoQ10 (200mg daily), CoQ10 decreases as we age. Ubiquenol, another good option.
4. Ginkgo Biloba (120 mg daily, Improve brain circulation/memory.
5. Phosphatidylserine (300 mg daily), Improves brain cell communication.
6. Astaxanthin, carotenoid antioxidant in wild caught salmon (2-4g 2x daily), supports brain health.
J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;27(1):143-53. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110623.
Humic/Fulvic Acid inhibits aggregation and promotes disassembly of tau fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Author: 1International Center for Biomedicine (ICC), University of Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder involving extracellular plaques (amyloid-β) and intracellular tangles of tau protein. Recently, tangle formation has been identified as a major event involved in the neurodegenerative process, due to the conversion of either soluble peptides or oligomers into insoluble filaments. At present, the current therapeutic strategies are aimed at natural phytocomplexes and polyphenolics compounds able to either inhibit the formation of tau filaments or disaggregate them. However, only a few polyphenolic molecules have emerged to prevent tau aggregation, and natural drugs targeting tau have not been approved yet. Fulvic acid, a humic substance, has several nutraceutical properties with potential activity to protect cognitive impairment. In this work we provide evidence to show that the aggregation process of tau protein, forming paired helical filaments (PHFs) in vitro, is inhibited by fulvic acid affecting the length of fibrils and their morphology. In addition, we investigated whether fulvic acid is capable of disassembling preformed PHFs. We show that the fulvic acid is an active compound against preformed fibrils affecting the whole structure by diminishing length of PHFs and probably acting at the hydrophobic level, as we observed by atomic force techniques. Thus, fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease using natural products.
PMID: 21785188 – [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE
Tau proteins (or τ proteins, after the Greek letter by that name) are proteins that stabilize microtubules. They are abundant in neurons of the central nervous system and are less common elsewhere, but are also expressed at very low levels in CNS astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. Pathologies and dementias of the nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease  are associated with tau proteins that have become defective and no longer stabilize microtubules properly. The tau proteins are the product of alternative splicing from a single gene that in humans is designated MAPT (microtubule-associated protein tau) and is located on chromosome 17.[3 They were discovered in 1975 in Marc Kirschners laboratory at Princeton University. 
Life Changing Benefits/Uses of HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL (reported by Dr. Josh Axe)
In our last HU Healthy Share, we dealt with Gut Health and Immune Function and how Humic/Fulvic acids contain a plethora of nutrients that improve gut health, including: major and trace minerals, electrolytes, fatty acids, silica (which boosts collagen synthesis), prebiotics and probiotics. These help nourish the digestive tract and also boost the ability of “good bacteria” to repopulate and form a healthy “microbiome” environment. Maintaining a healthy intestinal tract is critical for avoiding digestive problems.
We continue our mission of “healthy at ALL stages”, through nutrition; specifically the power of HUMIC MINERAL nutrition. PLANTS ARE FOOD – Humic MINERAL is a FOOD in supplement form, nourishing and hydrating. HUmineral product is 100% chemical free, non-ingredient diluted, USA product, vegan, gluten, dairy, soy and SUGAR free and non-GMO.
This month we bring you information from Dr. Josh Axe on his reports on Digestion and Nutrient Absorption and the associated health benefits of HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL.
Boost Digestion and Nutrient Absorption
Acquiring enough electrolytes and other trace minerals is important for proper metabolic functions, digestive health and nutrient assimilation. HUmic Acid supplies both MAJOR and Trace plant-based mineral. Organisms we obtain from humic/fulvic acid can be taken in small doses and still cause fast, significant improvements in the ratio of bacteria living in the gut, helping lower many unwanted digestive symptoms like constipation, bloating, diarrhea and food sensitivities. Constipation is slower than normal movement of food waste through the digestive tract. Generally accompanied by a variety of symptoms such as bloating, gas, back pain, fatigue.
Besides providing raw nutrients, humic/fulvic acid transports minerals and other nutrients to cells more effectively, boosts absorption rate of nutrients by making cells more permeable, and fights inflammation within the digestive organs.
Another benefit of taking humic/fulvic acid as a supplement is that it helps restore the body’s optimal pH level. The minerals in Humic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL are used by the body to maintain the proper pH balance so the body does not become too acidic. Humic Acids may also be able to help prevent long-term illnesses from developing and improve defense against harmful bacteria, fungus, yeast and other organisms.
We need a strong digestive system to build immunity, help control hormone production, regulate our appetite, reduce our stress response and much more.
HUmineral Humic Acid Mineral products are 100% RAW, Chemical free (no chemical washing or stripping), undiluted, USA product. Vegan, Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Nut, Wheat, Sugar FREE, and non-GMO. Available: Liquid, Vegetarian Capsule and a Face/Skin/Hair Body SKIN SPRAY for all ages. We also carry ZEOLITE raw liquid w/HUmic added (a dual product).
When the body metabolizes food (especially proteins) it tends to go acidic. Minerals are what keep the body in the proper pH balance. The major minerals that do the work are calcium and magnesium (which is why older people tend to get osteoporosis – because their bones are stripped trying to keep their body in pH balance). HUmineral non ingredient diluted Humic products carries both these minerals and understands how the body needs to use them.
pH – Unhealthy pH is an imbalance of acidity and alkalinity that allows unhealthy organisms to flourish, damages tissues and organs and compromises the immune system.
Constipation – The main and most common causes for constipation are a potassium deficiency, and low fiber and water diet. Magnesium is needed to retain potassium so taking magnesium (or Humic Acid which has a complete MINERAL table) will solve both, a magnesium and potassium deficiency because you’ll start to retain the potassium you get from your food. Also contributing factors of constipation: stress, inactivity, certain medications, an imbalance in intestinal flora, thyroid problems.
STAY TUNED for a Candice’s Corner coming soon!
Are you a BRANCH or BARRIER?
Branch: grows from the trunk or from a bough. It can divide into one or more subdivisions working in conjunction with and as an aid to its environment; is a tributary and allows for extension, expansion, creativity, growth, new directions.
Barrier: an obstacle impeding access, circumstance, communication, movement and forward progress; whether tangible or intangible; a hindrance to positive outcomes.
We dive into the many areas of healthy benefits of HUmic Acid Mineral, reported by Dr. Josh Axe.
Life Changing Benefits and Uses of HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL.
HUmineral Healthy Share information for 2016:
- Improving Gut Health and Immune Function – April Message
- Boosting Digestion and Nutrient Absorption – May Message
- Protect Cognitive Health – June Message
- Improve Detoxification – July Message
- Free Radical Protection – August Message
- Energy/Stamina Production – November Message
- Repair/Protect Skin Health (Our largest organ) – December Message
Eat From The Heart
Thank you for your questions, comments and sign-ups on our Eat From The Heart program. Brochures go out April 15th.
Valerie contact: Valerie@humineral.com
Eat From The Heart sign-up or additional questions 888-765-0087.
HUmic MINERAL | Gut Health
Here at HUmineral, our mission is health, through nutrition; specifically MINERAL nutrition, as all our Hu-Healthy followers know well. Humic MINERAL is a FOOD in supplement form. HUmineral product is 100% chemical free, USA product and non-GMO.
Our next few HU Healthy Shares, will bring you information from Dr. Josh Axe and his reports on the health benefits of Humic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL for several areas of health. This month we will look at Leaky Gut and the road to Good Gut Health. A healthy GUT is essential to overall health.
Life Changing Benefits/Uses of HUmic/Fulvic Acid MINERAL
reported by Dr. Josh Axe
Improving Gut Health and Immune Function
Humic and Fulvic acids contain a plethora of nutrients that improves gut health, including: trace minerals, electrolytes, fatty acids, silica (which boosts collagen synthesis), pre-biotics and probiotics. These help nourish the digestive tract and also boost the ability of “good bacteria” to repopulate and form a healthy “microbiome” environment. We need a strong digestive system to build immunity, help control hormone production, regulate our appetite, reduce our stress response and much more. As a result of gut permeability (when particles are able to escape through the gut lining and enter the bloodstream where they should not normally be), inflammation is triggered and autoimmune reactions can occur. There is some evidence that consuming humic/fulvic acid mineral promotes a healthy intestinal tract and immune system (digestive disorders and other issues, including: SIBO symptoms, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disorders, bacterial infections (respiratory, urinary tract, etc.), or the flu and common colds.
HUmineral Humic Acid Mineral products are 100% RAW, Vegan, Chemical free, undiluted, USA product. Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Nut, Wheat, Sugar FREE, and non-GMO. Available: Liquid, Vegetarian Capsule and a Face/Skin/Hair Body SKIN SPRAY for all ages.
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Humbert, P.; Bidet, A.; Treffel, P.; Drobacheff, C.; Agache, P. (1991). “Intestinal permeability in patients with psoriasis”. Journal of dermatological science 2 (4): 324-326.
Vaarala O, Atkinson MA, Neu J (2008) ‘The “Perfect Storm” for Type 1 Diabetes The Complex Interplay Between Intestinal Microbiota, Gut Permeability, and Mucosal Immunity’, Diabetes Journal, (57)10(2555-2562).
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Maes M, Leunis JC (2008) ‘Normalization of leaky gut in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is accompanied by a clinical improvement: effects of age, duration of illness and the translocation of LPS from gram-negative bacteria’, Journal of Neuro Endocrinology, 29(6), pp. 902-10.
Visser, J (2010). Tight Junctions, Intestinal Permiability and Autoimmunity Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes Paradigms. PubMed.
HUmic Hydration for Nutrient Absorption
Healthy tips to experience more sunshine days and less anxiety.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D. This is a vitamin D deficiency. We only make vitamin D from late March through October depending on where we live. Between October and the end of March, the suns rays are too low in the sky for us to make our own.
Those of darker toned complexion and those living in the Northeast U.S. are the most prone to the condition but nearly everyone gets it because we can only store 3 months worth of vitamin D in our bodies. So, by the end of December through March everyone is deficient. One of the deficiency symptoms of vitamin D is depression.
The highest rate of broken bones occurs during this December-March window, despite the fact that there’s less out-door activities during this time. This is also the time when most suicides occur, January through March.
5-HTP:(5-Hydroxy-tryptophan) – A naturally occurring amino acid and precursor; and metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, serotonin and melatonin, from Tryptophan. Serotonin levels in the nervous system are essential for many aspects of our daily lives: responsible for feelings of well being and normal sleep patterns. Serotonin plays an important role in controlling anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism. Obesity, PMS, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia and addictive behavior have all been associated with low levels of serotonin.
So, if you have ever experienced the rush of nonstop “to do’s” syndrome: never enough time between work, kids, family, school activity, traffic clog, getting car serviced, going through divorce, planning a graduation, a dinner party or a trip and you find yourself having a “less than sunny” moment, day or week (because we all do at times), pick up bottle of 5-HTP, and Vitamin D for your cupboard. Usually 4,000 IU per day is good. Take your Vitamin D with a meal that contains some fat. If you don’t take them with a meal that contains fat, they won’t absorb properly. Usually you will notice a difference within a few days.
**If you are one that takes pharmaceutical anti-depressants, (SSRIs), such as Prozac, Lexapro, etc., you should NOT supplement with 5-HTP as it could result in too much serotonin in your system.
**HUmineral HUmic Mineral aids absorption. See our BLOG on water, collagen, absorption and hydration.
HUmineral: Hydration and Nutrient Internal/External
Valerie Rutherford, HUmineral Trainer
Eating From The HEART
A program to empower and keep us mindful daily.
This fully customized program is not another diet, but a long-term “daily” LIFESTYLE changer. For all you HU Healthy followers, you know HUmineral’s motto is Healthy is a LIFESTYLE. There are no start and finish dates. Only DAILY healthy choices for everyday life to keep you on track and achieving the best YOU.
You will receive, a one-on-one nutrition coaching session, a customized food shopping list, healthy alternatives will be provided for allergens, and gluten, soy, dairy intolerances, recipes for health and more. For further details and information, email Valerie@humineral.com or 888-765-0087 to request mailed information.
You may view Humineral’s website for Eat From The Heart testimony or go here Eat From The Heart Testimony.
STAY TUNED AND IN TOUCH: We will be bringing you more information and healthy life choices available through HUmineral, from Yoga goods to healthy eats!
|M.u.s.i.c – Pursue your Healthy Beat|
State To State Band
Music has brought individuals together for centuries. Whether in the living rooms and basements (if you are an east coast or mid westerner) of our homes or one of our nations many concert venue halls world wide. Music can be calming, healing, motivating, thought provoking, uplifting …no matter the genre, everyone can find their beat. And lets not forget dancing to music is not only fun but a great form of workout. Thus the surge in zumba, merengue, ballet, ballroom and other dance styles offered in studios and fitness establishments.
I am always incredibly filled with joy when I get to experience a persons deepest genuine passion and talent, and get to see them actually pursuing it. Some, so unassumingly but daily and passionately. This was Andrew Orvis, Health Nutritionist Manager at Rainbow Acres in Culver City, CA. I had no idea he was a musician, he has always been extremley health focused in our communications over the years. In a recent visit and interview with Andrew, he shared his “other side” (which we all have, and are hopefully tapping into or will, sooner than later). Andrew first became involved in nutrition while attending music school in Boston (Berkeley School of Music). He needed a position to get him through school and started working at the local Whole Foods, where he eventually ended up in the Nutrition Department. After which he worked for an established Supplement Manufacturer as a consultant and educator before landing is current Health Nutritionist post at Rainbow Acres in Culver City, CA. In addition to Andrews holistic skills, he is one of the founding members of State To State Band.
You may peruse the following links for more information on State To State;
Since releasing their first LP, No Bounds, in 2014, State to State have established themselves as flag bearers of atmospheric rock, while looking to create a new path for themselves in a landscape forged by bands like Muse, Radiohead and Interpol. On limited tours of the west coast, they brought a stadium-sized sound into smaller venues and left audiences from San Diego to Seattle, converts to the cause. In addition to recent residencies at The Hotel Cafe and The Viper Room, out of Los Angeles, CA and outdoor events like Eat See Hear & Showtime’s Street Food Cinema, they are busy enlisting new recruits at venues throughout the southwest and beyond. The dynamic landscape of ambient guitar textures, anthemic riffs, and haunting melodies from vocalist/guitarist Shea Stratton, and guitarist, Andrew Orvis, is well navigated by the authoritative rhythm section of drummer, Feudor Lokshin, and bassist, Patrick Morgan.
“My Little Phony” is the first single off of their forthcoming EP, Motives, which was produced and recorded by Grammy-nominated Producer/Engineer, Ian MacGregor (Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots, All-American Rejects, Ariana Grande) at Greg Wells’ Rocket Carousel Studio in Culver City, CA. Motives will be available digitally and physically on Feb. 5th, 2016. With tour dates in the works throughout 2016, they have their eyes set on the rest of the country.
State to State Band participated in a crowd-funding campaign for their new EP that releases on Feb 5th, so the public could pre-order the new record, purchase T-shirts and other merchandise to help them fund the making of the record. State To State donated 10% of the funds earned beyond their goal, to “Musicians on Call” – a charity that provides live music to the bedsides of hospital patients that would not have access otherwise. Talented and caring, we love this at HUmineral.
Stay tuned and in touch for more HU-Healthy Shares, information on our “Eat from the Heart” program with Humineral fitness training specialist and dietician Valerie Rutherford, and Hu-Healthy tips and products for healthy lifestyle (nutrition, travel, fitness, music and more), every area for every body. And the beat goes on …….
Candice’s Corner – Always On The Move
HEALTHY is a lifestyle and multifaceted.
Graceful, healthy aging involves;
looking forward with hope and
a purpose, separate of ourselves.
Stay Active I Keep Learning
Seek and Live Your Purpose
(Mentally and Physically)
Celebrating BFF Kellie’s, move to Utah, Park City ski slopes… here we come!
on your next
For many, it’s DETOX time as we begin a new year. Most of us live in urban areas, so that with every breath, we are exposing our body to toxins. Every day, as we breathe, we take in toxins. CLEANSING our systems… ALWAYS important! To assist our Hu-Healthy pursuers, we are offering a $10 discount on our Zeolite daily Detox/Cleanse (w/HUmic Mineral), throughout February.
Please call 888-765-0087 for discount. It is not offered on-line.
Additionally, to all our new Hu-Healthy Texans in the Austin area, we are offering a free one-hour in-studio workout/nutrition class in our Austin, Texas studio with Valerie. Offered through the month of February.
Email Valerie@humineral.com for your appointment.
|Offer Expires: February 26, 2016|
INTERNAL HEALTH = EXTERNAL SHINE
Time for “CHANGE”
When Healthy INTERNALLY, We Benefit EXTERNALLY!
Changers, for me, have meant adding to or removing from, to increase health, balance, meaning, education and joy in my life, professionally and personally. Every year I contemplate two “changers” I find if two are identified, and only one is achieved, we’re still ahead. I invite you to try this as you start a new year. It is a positive gift to self. The change/s could be internal or external with the goal being to commit to a change that improves your life somehow.
One year a “changer” for me was to get back to reading. I used to read a dozen books a year and at some point in conversation with a friend, realized I had not read a book in almost 3 years. I was appauled and thought how could this be …..life! Within two weeks, I started a book club to jump start me, and made myself “club secretary” (to be accountable to stick with it). I read 11 books that year and am still enjoying being back to reading, 12 years later; even though in year 2 the book club discontinued. We must be committed to our goals.
Here’s a good night stand wind down …
In need of a good book with a good story to redirect the mind as you power down for the night? This is a GOOD one. Some nights, for me, present a challenge to feel tired and fall asleep. This historical 600ish page novel, set in 14th Century offers drama, politics, romance and more. Even in the denser areas of this book, each night I could not wait to read and did not want to stop. It’s long, involved, emotional and takes you away. This is why I enjoyed it. I totally escaped my normally busy mind, every single night (always delivered a good wind down and deep sleep). Thoroughly enjoyed!
One of my 2016 Changers is food based. Dinner parties with more substitive raw/vegan servings has been on my list. I am finally going to know more on the preparation of raw and vegan with the assistance of 118 Degrees and their raw food education classes. I have mastered every kind of SALAD and many basics. I met Sharyn in New York at a holistic conference a few years ago, purchased her book, “The PURE CURE”, and have enjoyed getting to know her, and experience her continual growth, and constant and infectious passion for “health as a lifestyle” which is right in line with the HUmineral mission.
Sharyn Wynter’s is an author and naturopath with more than 30 years experience in health and wellness. Internationally recognized for the regenerative program she advocates, Sharyn leads a lifestyle based on raw, whole-food nutrition and toxin-free living. She is the author of the highly regarded guide to toxins in the living environment, The Pure Cure: A Complete Guide to Freeing Your Life from Dangerous Toxins. As a part of her commitment to healthy, raw food, Sharyn is co-founder/co-owner of the raw food restaurant, 118 Degrees, a 100 % plant-based restaurant, offering meal plans, catering and wellness education; where everything is made from scratch and prepared with the finest organic, non GMO ingredients (NO dairy, gluten, soy or animal products).
Sharyn is a popular motivational speaker and a regular columnist for the Beverly Hills Times Magazine. She is the recipient of the Naturopathic Doctor of the year award from the Qi Gong Congress (2011) and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Amazing Women Organization (2010). Dedicated to the empowerment of others, Sharyn is committed to being a healing influence and to saving Mother Earth.
118 Degrees Raw Restaurant and Wellness Cynosure
Southern California, west valley, welcome 118 Degrees’s grand opening of it’s Tarzana, California location on January 18, 2016. A raw vegan restaurant chain, started in 2006 in Orange County, CA, with a focus on cuisine entirely plant-based, made from fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds & sprouted grains-all prepared at 118° or lower to preserve valuable nutrients. 118 Degrees is 100% dairy free, soy free, wheat free with high enzymes, vitamins and MINERAL nutrients! The Tarzana location offers a cozy indoor/outdoor patio eatery, nestled in the heart of the renovated Tarzana Village.
Additionally, they offer wellness education, catering, meal preparation and raw and vegan food cooking classes. From raw desserts and baked crackers to sandwiches, like their Surfer, made of smashed avocado, kale and marinated daily fresh vegetables. If you have ever wanted to learn more about raw and vegan food (cooking and eating), preparation, equipment and the “how to’s” for at home raw cooking, you may visit, www.118degrees.com. 118 Degrees is offering a “grand opening” special for their cooking classes through January 31st, 2016. $35 a class and you may bring a guest.
An informative presentation will be given by Chef Jenny Ross & Naturopath Sharyn Wynters on how to use raw, living foods as a healing force in a modern world, and 5 easy ways to integrate raw foods into your daily lifestyle.
Wednesday January 20th, 2016
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Wednesday February 10th, 2016
6:30 – 9:30
Sunday February 21st, 2016
6:00 – 9:00
Class will include tasting of menu items and a book signing following the event.
To register for classes or for additional information on 118% locations and events, 118 Degrees Cooking Class and Book Signing
Guests Who Are Coming To Dinner!
Yearly, I will get a call somewhat out of the blue asking if I am serving dinner for the holiday/s. Then comes the statement “I’m not sure what I am doing or where I will go”. Immediately I invite them and I have another dinner guest.
Many people, for various reasons love an invite at times. We may not be aware, because we view most in our social circles as “having family, friends” or committed to a yearly habit for the most part. It does not occur to us to extend an invite or to be aware that someone may not have a place on a particular holiday. Maybe they are not traveling home, or the usual place of celebration has decided to travel themselves or take a hiatus one year. Everyone needs time off.
Having guest (and being a guest), besides immediate family, is one of the most positive highlights of many of my celebrations. Check your bases and if you can include and extend an invite, you will be spreading so much joy. You WILL be making a positive difference.
Another way to share your celebration, without having the work of another place setting (which can tip the scale for some), is to have a dessert bar (and if you wish, call it a dessert/cocktail bar), “after the main dinner”, invite friends that had dinner elsewhere. This is a great way to really “get to know” and share time and your holiday experience with extended family, friends, work acquaintances or other social circles difficult to find space for in our regular scenarios. And isn’t this what the season is all about? And who says we can’t continue the sharing after the season with the occasional get together… a great way to stay connected.
Enjoy all your celebrations.
Love + Joy + Peace + Patience + Kindness
In order to help someone, you don’t need to be perfect, brilliant, wealthy, beautiful, geographically desirable, single, married, 21 or 81.
You just need to CARE.
Laura Silveira – Colinas de Garzón – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Here’s a treat for SO many purposes in the kitchen, now and after the holiday season. My beautiful friend Laura introduced and has been providing me with this delicious “light tasting” olive oil made in Paraie Garzon, Maldonado, URUGUAY. It is made in an Olive Oil boutique spanned over 4,100 acres, since 1999.
- MARIO SOLINAS 2013, (Madrid, España)
- Colinas de Garzón Trivarietal: Finalist / Ripe Fruitiness *FLOS OLEI 2010 – 2011 – 2012 & 2013 (Rome, Italy)
- Colinas de Garzón Trivarietal: Inclusion in the guide of the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils Worldwide *WORLD’S BEST OLIVE OIL – N° 6 of Ranking Of the World’s
- Best Oil Mills 2012 – The Best Oil Mills Non European *ITERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COUNCIL (IOOC)
- Inclusion in the guide of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world *LOS ANGELES EXTRA VIRGIN
- OLIVE OIL COMP. 2009 & 2010 – Colinas de Garzón Trivarietal: “Silver Medal” (2010) *L’EXTRAVERGINE 2009 (Rome, Italy)
- Colinas de Garzón Bivarietal: “Bronze Medal” (2009 and 2010)
- EXPOAZEITE 2010, 2011 & 2012 (San Pablo, Brasil)
- Colinas de Garzón Coratina: “Silver Medal” (2011)
- TERRAOLIVO 2010 (Jerusalem, Israel)
- Colinas de Garzón Bivarietal: “Prestige Gold” (2010), “Great Prestige Gold” (2011 and 2012)
- Colinas de Garzón Corte Italiano: “Prestige Gold” (2012)
If you are a retail outlet and would like to carry Garzon Olive Oils, you may contact: Laura Silveira – firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Healthy Holiday,
This is the season when most of us are in vacation mode, spending time with family and friends, sleeping in, shopping, special dinners and all around leisure mode. In our last Healthy Share, we talked a bit about the importance of exercise (and early in the day preferably, so we don’t pass on it later when we are exhausted from our day, especially for newbies). So, let’s remember to add in exercise daily and instead of dieting, let’s pay attention to what we are eating and when we are eating.
Tracking What You Eat and When You Eat – when you eat and what you eat can be important for keeping your weight under control and for warding off chronic disease.
Breakfast should not be missed. Studies shows that a good meal in the morning can help your body prepare for the day to come, and lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But what about the rest of the day’s meals? Here’s what some nutrition experts say about the best times to eat and why:
The American Heart Association Journal Circulation, Harvard School of Public Health researchers studied the health outcomes of 26,902 professionals ages 45 to 82 over a 16-year period. They discovered that those who skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or death from heart disease than those who honored the morning meal. According to the scientists, skipping breakfast may make you hungrier and more likely to eat larger meals, which leads to a surge in blood sugar. Such spikes can pave the way for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, all risk factors that can snowball into a heart attack.
Eating in the morning and what you eat, is important for setting your blood-sugar pattern for the rest of the day. Today we have so many fast, convenient HEALTHY choices for breakfast (smoothies are my favorite, and a dash of sugar cutting cinnamon in and on almost everything), and when I want more of a food chewing experience, I go with multigrain breads, avocado and leafy greens in an omelette. These choices prepare the body for a more consistent blood-sugar pattern. Healthy and YUMMY breakfast choices are endless and we will bring you some of them in future Healthy Shares. Stay tuned.
Lunch should be your largest meal and dinner your leanest meal. Keeping “Healthy Choices” as your top priority. If you want a “treat”, go ahead, just add in a little more workout to compensate.
CHOOSE WISELY – Is it HEALTHY or Unhealthy?
Remember to select choices that offer whole grains, with fat and protein. This will enable your blood sugar to rise and lower, slowly. Remember to eliminate those sugar and carb filled pastries, it is not the best choice” says Judy Caplan, registered dietitian nutritionist for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “You get an insulin [spike], and [then] your blood sugar drops too low so you get hungry again”. This is why you will experience the cycle of overeating on the UN-HEALTHY foods. Once you change your habits, your body will adjust and all this becomes “healthy habit”, second nature.
- Do not purchase bad food choices when at the market.
- Keep healthy choices in fridge, cabinets, countertops, fruit bowls and purchase colorful foods (yellow/red bell pepper, rasberries, black/red/green grapes, put them in an eye catchy bowl in fridge) and select colorful packaging when possible or re-package/transfer to an attractive alternative). These choices have stimulating eye-appeal and satisfy our, preparation and eating modes. When you reach for food, it will only be good healthy choices.
As a green vegetable, lettuce contains many of the same nutrients found in other green vegetables, although mostly in lesser amounts. These include vitamins, minerals, water, and fiber but essentially no protein or fat (see table below).
Lettuce is a low to moderate source of vitamins and minerals. Among the various types of lettuce, romaine and leaf varieties exceed crisphead and butter-head varieties for most of the common nutrients. This is directly related to the proportion of dark green leaves in the edible portion. The nutrient contribution of lettuce compared to other vegetables is affected by the amount consumed. For example, a study by M. A. Stevens in 1974 showed that broccoli has considerably more vitamins and minerals than lettuce but that much more lettuce was consumed than broccoli; therefore the total contribution of nutrients to the diet by lettuce was greater than that of broccoli. Lettuce is important for its nutrient content, which complements its usefulness as a diet food because of its high water and fiber content.
We consume approximately 1,550,000 omelettes a day and 27,000,000 a year …WOW!
Well, I am one in this number. Here is an omelette choice you may like to try this holiday season for one of your holiday brunch meals. I like this omelette because it pairs well with almost anything. Whether you are having meat or fish or Champagne or OJ. Great light and healthy for brunch.
Onion, green bell pepper, fresh bulb garlic, olive oil, cilantro, radicchio, endive, frisee, bibb, green leaf, bibb, (I normally use to 1-3 lettuces, usually bibb, frisee and a dark leaf like oak, because they are both mild in flavor). I toss cilantro on top when done. If you like more flavor try a mustard leaf, which is also great on a sandwich, you wont need mustard!
Omelette/Frittata: Sautee garlic, bell pepper and onion, add sea salt/pepper to taste. Cook till fairly done, add egg batter mixture, cook for 2-3 minutes (to liking), add in cilantro and lettuces about 1 minute before you flip. Reduce heat. If you like, add a white cheese, lightly to top of omelette while finishing (grated parm goes well). Better with just a touch and white cheese, rather than yellow, it’s a lighter taste and flavor is cleaner.
This is a “light” omelette. If you want a heartier one, you can add meat, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc. I like to taste the flavors of the lettuces so I keep it simple. Careful not to overcook lettuce.
Here’s a lettuce to try if you have not. Celtuce (a combination of celery and lettuce), also known as stem lettuce, grown for its succulent, thick stem and tender leaves.
The flavor of celtuce is similar to (celery, cucumber, zucchini, artichoke or a combination of all four).
The stem of celtuce can be pared to remove its bitter skin leaving the soft green core that can be finely sliced and eaten raw in a salad or you can sautee or stir-fry this lettuce with other vegetables, meat or fish. It has a mild flavor but more of a “heavy substance”, which is why it is great for stir-fry filler.
Stay tuned for Candice’s Corner featuring Laura Silviera – Garzon Olive Oil and Extending An Invite.
- Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
- Improved muscular fitness
- Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
- Lower risk of colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
- Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
- Reduced depression and better quality sleep
- Lower risk of early death (If you are active for 7 hours a week, your risk of dying early is 40% lower than someone active for less than 30 minutes a week.)
- Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (154-lb person)
Exercise has always been a part of my life. Starting early and introducing it to your family and friends to help them get started, if it is not a part of your or their lives, is a positive choice you will always be grateful you made.
Did you know that after 50, working out at least 6 times a week is crucial for good health. A good book to read that will jump start you to increased and new levels of health and exercise education is “Younger Next Year”, by Chris Crowley. The title is deceiving. It is NOT about being younger, it is more about how exercise is a MUST for good and long term health. Exercise is the helpful key to turn back the much talked about biological clock.
HUmineral believes in HEALTHY aging, not anti-aging. We all must age, let’s do it healthy.
Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Holiday!
A recipe staple for holiday dinners and often served at my dinner parties. An easy, healthy and enjoyable side dish to play with according to your guests’ and palate. I also favor this side-dish because I can substitute flavors and texture, by adding nuts (cashews, almonds, brazillian), or fig, raisins, etc., to the finished dish. Also by adding a different herb or spice, such as turmeric or fennel, or when cooking, simmer in mushroom or carrots as another filler.
Broccoli and Potato Medley
Sea Salt – as desired to taste
Vidalia Onion – or other white
Red Pepper (ground) – 1/2 tspn or to taste
Humic Mineral – 4 Tblspns
Fresh Thyme – (any herb of preference) – 2 Tblspns
All ingredients should be planned according to guest.
Peel potatoes, cut in half and then half again (they will separate again at cooking, so not too small), add to boiling water, cook for 15-20 minutes. Clean broccoli cut into small bites (as a bag of frozen broccoli), cook for 10 minutes same as potatoes. Drain all. Cut cool potatoes into chunks. Prepare large dutch oven/skillet with lid to cover. Add olive oil so that it coats pot, be generous (you will continue to add as needed, so set close). Sautee onion, garlic, sea salt for 5 minutes, add potatoes, cook for 10 minutes, then add broccoli and cover. Simmer on lowest heat for 30 minutes (to desired cook preference), stirring occasionally. Just before done, add in cayenne, humic mineral and any of the herbs you like, to taste (should just be a hint of flavor). The potatoes take longer to soften and the broccoli can be less cooked, depending on your liking.
*Note, I am not a person that measures ingredients. Although I have all kinds of cool measuring devices, as I LOVE to cook. I cook via eyeballing what seems right and guest number. To me the enjoyable part of cooking is the process; shopping for the meal, preparing, and cooking, smelling the dishes as they bake/cook, setting a beautiful table, and then the treat is serving my guest. I love a good dinner party.
Last TIP: Big picture, it does not matter where you are eating or what you are eating, what matters most is WHO we are with. REMEMBER to ENJOY your families, friends and acquaintances, always.