Siberian Ginseng

I’ve been aware of this supplement for years. I associated Siberian Ginseng, also known as Eleuthero, with improved brain function and mental clarity. However today’s featured supplement does so much more than that.

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng is a shrubby plant that grows in the mountainous forests of Asia and Russia. It is this herb’s root that is used for medicinal purposes. Siberian Ginseng is considered an adaptogen, which means it helps the body to increase its resistance to stress.

In addition to helping with stress, Siberian Ginseng boosts the immune system, improves mental health and performance, and increases energy, vitality and longevity. The herb lowers blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Siberian Ginseng

In his book Thyroid Healing, Anthony William suggests including this supplement because it supports the adrenal glands and reduces adrenal surges that feed the Epstein Barr virus and burn out neurotransmitters. This not only helps to eliminate EBV, it prevents neurotransmitter damage, which can cause brain fog.

You can find this root in various forms, including capsules, liquid extracts, and dried for tea. I take Siberian Ginseng in capsule form.

The farther I go on my healing journey, the more I realize how important it is to eat foods that support my immune system and repair damage, to not consume foods that feed viruses that are causing that damage, and to lower stress. Being frequently under stress floods the body with cortisone, and those pesky viruses feast on those surges of hormone.

Much more than an herb that helps me think better, Siberian Ginseng increases my body’s ability to resist stress and fight off viruses that create illness and pain. And that puts this powerful medicinal in my group of daily supplements.

Siberian Ginseng

You can purchase quality Siberian Ginseng at health food shops or health conscious grocery stores, or by clicking the link below.

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Colorful Chopped Salad

Recently I was inspired to try out a new recipe, following the promptings of my body. I’ve been craving dark green veggies. Healthy cravings are indicators that my body needs something, as opposed to addictions, such as to sugar, when my body wants something. I’ve been eating a healthy plant based diet long enough to have eliminated the food addictions. When my body desires something now, I can trust that it is going to be good for me.

Colorful Chopped Salad
Browsing through Pinterest recipes, I found this colorful detox salad, from Eat Yourself Skinny.

Colorful Chopped Salad
Colorful Chopped Salad
Colorful Chopped Salad
I processed the veggies in two batches, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale first, and then the red cabbage, carrots and parsley. A food processor made quick work of finely chopping the veggies and almonds.

Colorful Chopped Salad

I added the chopped almonds and sunflower seeds and then whisked together the ingredients for the salad dressing. I omitted the fresh ginger, since I didn’t have any, and increased the raw honey to 4 teaspoons.

Colorful Chopped Salad
Colorful Chopped Salad

The recipe creates a beautiful salad, full of fresh ingredients and health boosting benefits.

Broccoli is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. It supports the immune system, fights diseases including cancer, and aids in digestion and detoxification.

Brussels Sprouts are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, support heart health and lower the risk of cancer.

Kale is high in protein and fiber, vitamins and minerals. It too supports heart health, lowers cancer risks and aids in digestion, and can even reduce pain.

Red Cabbage is one of the most powerful disease fighting foods avaiable. High in vitamins and minerals, red cabbage heals the gut, and maintains eye and bone health.

Carrots are a good antioxidant root vegetable, full of vitamins and minerals. They reduce the risk for cancer and slow down the aging of cells.

Parsley alkalizes the body, driving out acidity, which creates an environment for disease to occur. This herb pulls herbicides and pesticides from the body.

Almonds and Sunflower Seeds not only provide a satisfying crunch to this salad, they also have antioxidant properties and healthy fats.

This colorful salad was so delicious and satisfying. I like that rather than containing a lot of lettuce filler, the salad is made up of vegetables, nuts and seeds, all of which help to stave off hunger.

I am grateful for the inspiration that came from my own cravings, leading me to search for the perfect combination of foods. The recipe makes a large bowlful of goodness and I am grateful for that as well. I will be enjoying my chopped veggies with honey dijon mustard dressing all week!

Colorful Chopped Salad

This is the food processor I use, making food prep fast and easy!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites

I love finding healthy alternatives to sugar laden desserts. This easy to make treat is made with only six ingredients and is just right for an afternoon tea or to celebrate a life event. 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites
This delicious recipe comes from www.susanrecipes.com   

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites
This recipe doesn’t contain flour or eggs. The surprise ingredient is chick peas, which is ingenious! I promise, you cannot taste the them. Use only natural peanut butter. I purchased a jar at my local supermarket that had peanuts and sea salt as its only ingredients. I mixed the peanut butter well before using. Select dark chocolate chips, that are at least 60% cacao, for the least amount of sugar and the most health benefits. Raw locally produced honey provides the natural sweetening. 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites
I used two spoons to drop the dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. And then hand shaped the dough into balls. By the time I had washed up the food processor, the cookie bites were ready to come out of the oven. 

These bites are wonderfully gooey, with a richly satisfying taste. Best of all, the recipe makes approximately 15 bites, which is perfect. Too much of a good thing, even with a healthy twist, is a temptation. I intend to savor these treats occasionally, with no guilt and no adverse effects. 

Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites