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Primordial soup

Primordial soup is a recipe that is great for immune boosting, it’s also delicious!  It was created by Patrick Holford to help his wife recover form a virus (Check out his book “The Holford 9 Day Liver Detox”).  The soup contains foods that provide the key nutrients to ensure good health.  It is a great immune booster as it contains foods that provide the key nutrients to ensure good health.  It’s very rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene, as well as anti-inflammatory onions, garlic and ginger.  The coconut milk gives it a rich creamy flavour and also contains medium chain triglycerides which are special kinds of saturated fat that don’t get stored as fat but instead are used to give us energy.  Coconut is also believed to help thyroid function and fight infection.

Serves2-3

1 tbsp coconut oil or medium (not extra virgin) olive oil

1/2 red onion, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 Large carrot or 2 small-medium ones, peeled and chopped

1 Large sweet potato, or 2 small-medium ones, not peeled, chopped to the same size as the carrot to ensure even cooking

1 heaped tsp grated fresh root ginger

1/4 tsp turmeric

2 tsp Marigold Reduced Salt Vegetable Bullion powder

1/2 red pepper, diced

75ml (2 1/2 fl oz) coconut milk

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently sate the onion and garlic for a few minutes until they start to soften but do not turn brown
  2. Add the carrot, sweet potato, ginger, turmeric, and bullion powder.  Just cover with boiling water and bring to the boil.  Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the red pepper and coconut milk, and then blend until smooth and thick.

Find 2 more nice people to share it with and….enjoy!!!!

Grounded

I like to keep an ear out for any new health info that has been recently discovered or developed and one such piece I cam across was something called “grounding”.  A lot of people use this term as an expression of how “here” or perhaps “present” they feel in their body but that isn’t entirely what this new discovery relates to.  A man by the name of “Clint Ober” researched and discovered the phenomon.

It is regarded as a solution for chronic inflammation, and regarded as a contributing cause of most common modern disease.  And it is not blueberries. It is something right beneath our feet-the Earth itself!

Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning. Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work-just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up. Modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from this energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past.

Being “grounded” connects you to the planet’s powerful, amazing, and natural healing energy.  People anywhere can readily connect to it. Your physical body, when disconnect from the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. By reconnecting to the Earth, symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated and recovery from surgery, injury, and athletic overexertion is accelerated.

This is not just the next health “fad”.  It has extensive research materials to show the effects of “Grounding”
I can hear your thoughts as I am typing “is he suggesting we should all walk around bare foot!!!!”
Well actually, yes! but there is actually another way.  Some “grounding” devices have been devisesd to connect you to the earths free flowing electron supply.  You can get grounding sheets to sleep on in your bed or mats to place your feet onto when you at your computer for example. ( I have one on my bed!)

If you would like to find out more I would suggest checking out this 30 minute video below  by the well renowned Dr Mercola where he clearly demonstrates the new discovery:

Immune boosting “Primordial Soup!”

Primordial soup is a recepie that is great for immune boosting, it’s also delicious!  It was created by Patrick Holford to help his wife recover form a virus (Check out his book “The Holford 9 Day Liver Detox”).  The soup contains foods that provide the key nutrients to ensure good health.  It is a great immune booster as it contains foods that provide the key nutrients to ensure good health.  It’s very rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene, as well as anti-inflammatory onions, garlic and ginger.  The coconut milk gives it a rich creamy flavour and also contains medium chain triglycerides which are special kinds of saturated fat that don’t get stored as fat but instead are used to give us energy.  Coconut is also believed to help thyroid function and fight infection.

Serves2-3

1 tbsp coconut oil or medium (not extra virgin) olive oil

1/2 red onion, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 Large carrot or 2 samll-medium ones, peeled and chopped

1 Large sweet potato, or 2 small-medium ones, not peeled, chopped to the same size as the carrot to ensure even cooking

1 heaped tsp grated fresh root ginger

1/4 tsp tumeric

2 tsp Marigold Reduced Salt Vegetable Bullion powder

1/2 red pepper, diced

75ml (2 1/2 fl oz) coconut milk

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently sate the onion and garlic for a few minutes until they start to soften but do not turn brown
  2. Add the carrot, sweet potato, ginger, turmeric, and bullion powder.  Just cover with boiling water and bring to the boil.  Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the red pepper and coconut milk, then blend until smooth and thick.
  4. Find 2 more nice people to share it with and….enjoy!!!!

Gratitude – Be happy Now!

Did you know that you have the capacity to feel good now no matter where you are in your life or what your situation is?  It’s all a matter of deliberate focus The illusion that most of us are under is that for us to be happy, the outer circumstances in our life must be the way we want them to be.  That’s a pretty hard task to accomplish given that you have little or no control over the actions of others.  In reality, there is only one thing that you truly have the capacity to control, and that is your thoughts.

One of the main reasons that most of us are unhappy is that we have been programmed in many different ways to keep accomplishing and keep accumulating and then we will be happy.  The problem here lies not in the accomplishing or accumulation of things but in the mindset.

Give this some thought…  If we are constantly thinking the thought of “I am not enough yet” or “I haven’t got enough yet” then that is the ingrained mindset by which we live our lives.  So, no matter what you have or what you accomplish, your mindset will still be set in the same practiced pattern of thought, which is again, “I am not enough, I don’t have enough”.  How often have you achieved something, and then soon after you still feel unfulfilled?

The solution to this and quite an amazing way to feel fulfilled and happy now is very simple once you get the hang of it.  It is nothing more than Gratitude.

Remember that your level of happiness in not dependent on everything “out there” being exactly as you want it.  Real happiness can be generated by anyone anywhere by a matter of focus.  Instead of having an argument with your neighbour/friend/family member in your head (hilariously we do in our minds when the person is nowhere to be seen!).  Deliberately look for things to think about that you are grateful for.

“But what if I don’t feel like I have anything to be grateful for” I hear you say.

That is because you are not accustomed to practicing the art of gratitude.  You are probably reading this right now from a piece of technology that is truly incredible, ponder it for a moment and all that it provides you with and feel gratitude for it.  There are so many things to be grateful for, we have just taken most of them for granted.  The air we breathe, the water supply to our house, a constant supply of electricity, friends, family, pets our level of health, on and on the list goes.  Find something to think about that you are grateful for and then think about why you are grateful for it.  This should charge up you feelings of gratitude.

If you don’t stop and actively engage in this exercise then you are likely to discard this as nonsense.  You cannot know gratitude by reading a few words, you must consciously choose it by directing your focus.  This is not a frivolous exercise.  We bring the aftermath of our thoughts with us, so, if in this moment, you are dwelling upon that argument you had with someone a few hours ago, then that disgruntled feeling you are re-energising with your focus will be present with in the back of your mind as you go about you day.  If, however, you become aware of the unpleasant feelings your thoughts are generating and decide instead to look for things to be grateful for, that feeling of gratitude will then be the residue of emotion that you bring with you throughout you day, which is obviously a more pleasant experience.

Try it our for a few days and please, tell me how you got on

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Allophones Karr

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”  Doris Day

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.”        Eckhart Tolle

“What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” — Oprah Winfrey

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins