We may have posted this salad recipe before, but it’s so quick and easy, it’s worth repeating!
(We recommend keeping these ingredients on hand all of the time, so you can enjoy this fresh, healthy, delicious meal any time!) . . .
Organic, dark balsamic vinegar
Agave nectar (You can use any sweetener, but agave seems to mix the best.)
Organic olive oil
Fresh, organic lemon juice
Organic pinto beans (any cooked bean tastes great, actually)
(If you need extra protein to fill you up, add organic cheese, nuts, tuna, chicken, etc.)
- Place lettuce in a large bowl
- Drizzle with agave
- Add a pinch of salt
- Add fresh squeezed lemon
- Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil to taste. (Tip: use more olive oil and less vinegrette)
- Drain a can of pinto beans (if needed) and add to the salad.
- Toss again
Customize this recipe to your taste any time!
What is Ayurveda?
Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well balanced lives. The term “Ayurveda” is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years and has recently become popular in Western cultures. The basic principle of Ayurveda is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle, as well as herbal remedies.
There are two main types of Ayurveda: traditional and Maharishi. Maharishi is a version of traditional Ayurveda based on translations from the classical texts by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Both types of Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe herbs, believe that disease results from an imbalance in the doshas, and use many of the same remedies for treating illness. Maharishi Ayurveda, however, emphasizes the role of supreme consciousness in maintaining good health, and promotes transcendental meditation (TM) as a way to experience the pure consciousness of the universe. It also highlights the expression of positive emotions and the need to attune your life to the natural rhythms of the body.
Here’s a simple, affordable way to remove heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead from the body: eat more cilantro (also called “Chinese parsley”)!
In 1995, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, President and Founder of the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics and Director of Medical Research of the Heart Disease Research Foundation, observed that subjects had higher than normal levels of mercury in their urine after consuming Vietnamese soup, which has large amounts of cilantro.
He soon learned that giving cilantro to patients with mercury poisoning for several weeks successfully eliminated the toxin from the body.
Common Sources of Heavy Metals:
- Non-organic foods: Heavy metals are used in pesticides and fertilizers, so they’re sprayed on plants and dumped on the soil the plants use as food.
- Water supply: Industrial and agricultural waste goes right into the water supply when it rains.
- Eating fish: Fish living in polluted environments become polluted (just as we do).
- In mother’s milk: Pollution from mother to infant is commonly found.
- The blood of newborns: Pollution in the womb; its found consistently
- Mainstream deodorants: Women often apply aluminum after shaving and create small holes in the skin. (Aluminum absorbs either way, but this makes it easier.)
- Cigarette smoke: Hundreds of chemicals are in cigarettes – heavy metals too.
- Foods cooked in aluminum cookware or aluminum foil
- Over-the-counter drugs, including antacids
- Vaccines: Even if administered in youth
- Your mouth: If you have “silver” fillings
Heavy Metal Toxicity – Disease Connection:
Heavy metals have been connected with cancer, heart disease, brain deterioration, emotional problems, kidney disease, lung disease, and weak bones. (These are often diseases we associate with “just getting older”.)
For more heavy metal detox resources, browse the Feel Good Buzz “detox” category or email email@example.com.