Oct 28, 2014

Delicious Detox Soup

As we've been discussing cleanses this October, we wanted to pass along this recipe for an easy to make, and good for you Detox Soup. When it gets chilly outside we love to throw together this soup and know we'll have a healthy meal in the fridge all week long. For more great recipes like this, be sure to check out Cooking up Help, a compilation of recipes from the MMH community.

Delicious Detox Soup

Ingredients: 
When possible, use organic vegetables in order to gain the most benefit.

2 medium leeks, cut in half, cleaned well,         and cut into small pieces.     
8 cups water.
4 cloves of garlic, crushed into a paste.       
3 small zucchini, diced.
1 green pepper, thinly sliced.                       
3 small rutabagas or turnips, peeled,                 diced. 
4 carrots, scrubbed clean, skins on, cut           into chunks.                           
4 celery stalks, cut into rough chunks.
3 roma tomatoes, with seeds and skin,             diced.
2 cups cooked pinto beans, I used dried           ones that I cooked before hand and then used cooking liquids in the soup.
2 bunches of kale or spinach, thinly sliced.
Juice of 1/2 lemon, real salt, and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste.

Instructions:
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. 
  • Add the leeks, garlic, and green pepper. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add carrots, celery and the rutabagas. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the water, tomatoes and pinto beans, simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes. The longer, the better the flavor is.
  • 5 minutes before serving stir in the kale and zucchini. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.




This blog is produced for educational purposes only and is strictly the opinion of the authors.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as medical advice in any form, nor should it be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or other complication. The information provided here should not be acted upon without proper consideration and input from one’s own health care professional. Before using any herbal supplements, or following any suggestions provided here, consult your health care professional.

Oct 22, 2014

Parasites: A Trojan Horse

Medical professionals are confirming Dr. Clarks discovery that parasites cause sickness and even death. Posting their findings online, they show clear cases of parasite infections mimicking or causing malignancies, seizures, blurry vision and death. Dr. Nougaci shares in a live video how he has removed 5 parasites from the brain in recent months and how more surgeons are seeing the same thing.

Particularly worrisome are the thread like Dirofilaia and the Onchocera. As thin as a silk thread, they invade the chest cavity fluids, the heart, the eyes and the abdomen membranes and lymph nodes. In addition to causing inflammation wherever it goes, the Onochera can get tangled up in itself or a Dirofilia (as they often share a host). Either one can grow to many feet in length, once a snarl or knot develops we have the starting point for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. These invaders can get tangled up or wrapped around a lymph node and grow into a mass of what is known as non Hodgkin's Lymphoma or simply chest and abdominal masses. Both carry detrimental bacteria, known as oncoviruses and release even more harmful bacteria such as shingella when they die.

It’s not only the parasites themselves that are destructive to our well being, as Dr. Clark notes. She compares them to the Trojan horse who appeared harmless but carried a lethal load into the unsuspecting and a bit foolish city. Though some professionals might still depict them as harmless, Dr. Clark noted that parasites not only steal our nutrients and thereby our health, butalso cause damage to our organs and tissues directly or indirectly by bringing other enemies into our “city” such as harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Dr. Clark believed parasites to be the initiators of most illnesses and that they keep us in a constant state of immune suppression because they release harmful pathogen sand connected to fungi, solvents, metals and allergies. Her life was largely dedicated to studying their effect on the human body, how to eliminate them and heal the damage they cause. Given that her findings are being confirmed by modern science after her passing (as is often the case for those who make important discoveries) its wise to pay attention to this health threat and take appropriate action.

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This blog is produced for educational purposes only and is strictly the opinion of the authors.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as medical advice in any form, nor should it be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or other complication. The information provided here should not be acted upon without proper consideration and input from one’s own health care professional. Before using any herbal supplements, or following any suggestions provided here, consult your health care professional.

Oct 13, 2014

Face winter head on with a refreshing cleanse and detox

Improved mental and physical well-being, and a delightful sense of refreshment are normal responses and the common reason people choose to cleanse and detox. Spring and fall are the most common time of year to take the challenge. October is a great time to choose one that not only fits well with your goals, but that you're able to commit too.

Ridding the body of parasites first or while doing a whole body/colon cleanse, liver or heavy metal cleanse makes sense. In the liver, they can block the increased flow of bile meant to sweep the liver bile ducts clean. And while doing an intestinal cleanse you just want the job done right!

One Hour Detox 

When your immune system is compromised or you just feel in need of a quick detox, there are simple ways to sneak in refreshment that takes an hour or less.
  • Try getting a massage, it will help break up the toxins that are storing up in your muscle, then be sure to drink plenty of water to flush out those newly released toxins. 
  • You may not have the luxury of a sauna but a hot bath helps refresh and detox. Especially when you add Epsom salt, baking soda or ginger powder. Ginger will help open your pores and the salt and baking soda help draw out those unwanted toxins. Be careful when standing up out of the tub as a quick detox can make you light headed. Drink a large glass of purified water with fresh organic lemon juice. 
Make Every Choice Count
Cooking for a growing family and trying to detox and cleanse at the same time is challenging.        Most likely many of the foods you would like to focus on will not make a happy family if you serve them for dinner.  Just by sneaking in a few common kitchen staples, you can help your body detoxify. Garlic and onion are great for cleansing, as well as the digestive system and go well with a liver cleanse. Choose to add a super food item or two to your daily diet. Avocados, raw walnuts or almonds and coconut oil are great! For added fiber, reach for celery, oatmeal, apples, pears and raspberries. Replace the sugars in your diet with organic fresh or dried fruit. Drink herbal tea instead of soda or coffee and add as much fiber as possible to your diet. As an added benefit, many people experience a change in the foods they crave or unhealthy cravings disappear after a quality cleanse.


Get Some Sleep
We often lose sleep over a busy schedule or a busy mind. Getting enough sleep is crucial to your immune system and general wellbeing. When your body is rested, it recovers faster, and you naturally fight those tox
ins off. Take a natural sleep aid such as Bed-Time Drops, or Stress & Sleep, if necessary, to fall asleep and stay asleep. You can get those restful nights without feeling drowsy the next day.

Replenish with water and flora support
Water works wonders in the body. Try to drink half your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink a minimum of 75 oz.,  or 9 glasses of water per day. It is also better to drink smaller amounts throughout the day rather than large amounts a few times a day.

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This blog is produced for educational purposes only and is strictly the opinion of the authors.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as medical advice in any form, nor should it be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or other complication. The information provided here should not be acted upon without proper consideration and input from one’s own health care professional. Before using any herbal supplements, or following any suggestions provided here, consult your health care professional.

Sep 29, 2014

Children and sore throats

Our tonsils are the immune system's first line of defense against ingested or inhaled foreign pathogens. They play an important role in preventing infections as they trap germs and bacteria that come in through the nose and mouth. Among these is the culprit that usually causes tonsillitis and can lead to strep throat. In children who haven't reached puberty, the tonsils' immune system is much more active than in adults. Also, children have immune systems that are still developing, leaving them more vulnerable as they interact with other people.

There are simple ways to help your child stay healthy this season, and herbs can be soothing and help little throats mend and feel better. This is particularly true of herbal extracts. In liquid form-direct contact is made with the tonsils and throat as it is swallowed. 

Here are some throat friendly herbs to consider:

White Oak bark is high in tannins and calcium, this is a classic astringent herb. Astringents tighten or draw together tissue in a protective way, this is particularly true of mucous membranes such as those found in the throat.  Their styptic power, binds proteins located on the surface of the mouth and throat helping to keep harmful bacteria from invading into the tissue.

Olive leaf, Oregon Grape root and Propolis Resin can give the rest of the immune system a much needed boost in resisting the detrimental bacteria.

Devil's Claw root, and Gotu kola herb support a healthy throat by keeping inflammation in check, which encouraging healing. Gotu kola also supports tissue repair, which can help when your throat gets really raw.

Slippery Elm bark has demulcent properties which means it forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving discomfort, difficulty swallowing, and mild inflammation of the throat membranes.


A teaspoon of raw honey and fresh ginger juice in a bit of warm water makes a great homemade, daily throat support for children and adults who tend to get a sore throat easily.  If a sore throat does strike, adding lemon juice and a pinch of red pepper can help soothe and fight the infection.

Sep 12, 2014

Back to School, Back to learning!

Curious children who enjoy books and learn easily, tend to meet the first day of school with a great deal of excitement and anticipation! They are more than happy to leave summer behind to explore all the new school term offers, reconnect with friends and join the fun at recess. 

In a perfect world every child would enjoy going back to school. But in reality, many little hearts are filled with dread as the first day of being confined in a classroom nears. Little boys are often challenged by the focus and concentration needed for learning much more frequently than little girls. Fidgety and anxious, with shorter attention spans, the classroom is more of a prison for them to avoid than an exciting door into discovery.

This months Back-to-School Special includes two simple but powerful, herbal formulas to help your child enjoy learning. Natural Attention-Aid was developed at the request of a father of two who struggled with focus at work. He credits these herbs for saving his job. In the past decade, this formula has made a wonderful difference for many children.  Visit mountainmeadowherbs.com to learn more about Natural Attention-Aid, and our other formulas for both kids and adults that are popular this time of year!