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The Nose Knows!

noseHave you ever considered why your sense of smell is so intrinsically linked to your desire to eat something, along with the way the food looks of course?  Here’s how I look at it, taste and smell are in a courtship with each other about to be engaged and ‘seeing’ is like the celebrant at the wedding.  There are many sensations that go along with decisions about eating and there’s a heap of science that backs that up? Read the rest of this entry

Clean Out The Fridge!

20160826_105438[1]Our refrigerators are the storage centres and meeting place of our fresh and not so fresh ingredients, food phases and a hiding place for our wildest indulgences or treats.

 We store our fruits and vegetables, condiments, dressings, dips, nuts, flours (sometimes), pet food, left-overs and more in the central hub of the kitchen, our Fridge!  We wipe our noses and then happily open up the refrigerator door with our hands.  Our ‘fridge’ can also be the place where our worst nightmares can manifest – one of them being MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).  

Our food cravings and hunger dictates how often we visit our fridges!  It’s more than likely that our humble family refrigerator also harbours a deadly bacteria like Salmonella.  So what can we do to keep our refrigerators safe and clean?
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The Power Of Pecan Nuts!

When was the last time you enjoyed delicious and scrumptious ‘Pecan Nuts?’

 

Here are some facts on why they should be on your menu:

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The Power Of Pecan!

  • Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, carry 690 calories/100 g and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
  • The nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of phenolic antioxidants. Regular addition of pecan nuts in the diet helps to decrease total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. Research studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in dietary-fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants would help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • Pecan nuts are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant activity, including polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. Research studies have been suggestive of that these compounds help the body remove toxic oxygen-free radicals and thus, protect the body from diseases, cancers, as well as infections.
  • Anti-proliferative properties of ellagic acid is because of its ability to inhibit DNA binding of certain carcinogens such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, thus, offering protection to human body from cancers.
  • Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; They provide about 25 g per 100 g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.  Not enough people are talking about Vitamin E these days, and certainly not from the nut source!
  • The nuts are very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Together, these vitamins work as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body.  What this means for you is the Pecan nut is an ideal ‘nerve tonic type food’.  By adding more of these nuts to your daily menu, you are sure to have a healthier mind and body!
  • The nuts are also very rich sources of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

So there you have it, just add a hand full of pecan nuts to your daily menu to keep you topped up with sufficient levels of minerals, vitamins, and protein and keep you sharp in the brain!

Check out where the next Raw Food Workshop will take place:  www.anneclark.com.au    – For RECIPES etc.,.  Annie’s Pecan Cacao Pie…

What you will need:     1 cup pecan nut pieces….     1/2 cup raw cacao powder ….    1/2 cup softened or melted coconut oil ….  1/2 cup maple syrup or honey  …. 1 teaspoon organic vanilla essence                        2 tablespoons almond meal    or 2   tablespoons of Doterra V shake or alternative, which is the almond meal!  ….  1 drop of Doterra essential oil of cinnamon bark  …. pinch of Himalayan salt …    1/4 cup extra pecans for pressing into the top.

Create it like this:   In a food processor, blend the walnut pieces with the cacao powder, add the softened coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, V shake and salt together.  Line a small square dish with parchment paper.  Scoop the mixture into a square dish.  Top with chopped walnuts, pushing some in as you go, and add a finishing layer.  Freeze for an hour or more.  Chop into squares and enjoy.

Doterra V – shake has a protein blend of Pea, Quinoa and Amaranth.  It’s an ideal smoothie ingredient mix and can be added to all vegan dishes with confidence. It does taste a little powdery, but I have found a way to include this marvelous ingredient into my smoothies so that the powdery taste is not so obvious.  I use blueberries and bananas frozen and make a delicious smoothie with the V-shake.  Okay any more information required on that just give me a call 0402 166 187.  Blessings Annie Clark.

The Power Of Pecans

The Power Of Pecans

Treating The Second Brain

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Digestion and The Second Brain!

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Nice Raw Cheesecake Recipe

20150609_023442This is the nicest Raw Cheesecake ever … (That I’ve made anyway). Created in June 2015.
Here’s what you will need.
Base:
250gm soaked organic raw Almonds. (Soak raw cashews in purified water for 24 hours, drain and put aside).
½ cup organic dates
80gm organic raisins
1 cup desiccated coconut (or as my little 5 year old friend says, ‘dedicated coconut’, don’t you just love that?)
1 drop of DoTerra cinnamon Bark essential oil
½ teaspoon Organic Vanilla Essence
1 teaspoon Agave liquid syrup or honey

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God I wish I didn’t eat that!

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God I Wish I Didn’t Eat That!

Have you ever found yourself wishing and saying – ‘God I wish I didn’t eat that?‘  It happens all the time to most people.  The temptation can be just too great and easily get the better of you, and so you gulped it down, only to have the immediate fatigue or anguish afterwards, knowing only too well that you would suffer a little more.  Ah yes, ‘I’ve suffered from ‘my eyes are bigger than my stomach syndrome’ too. I’m happy to say that this doesn’t happen to me much at all these days.  Through adjusting my chemistry and just eating simpler and smaller meals, I’ve found my digestive system is behaving beautifully and I’ve never felt better.  However, in the event that I should stray isn’t it nice to know there’s something I can do about it? Read the rest of this entry

Wild About Wild Orange

orangesComplete Vit CThe first time I smelt Wild Orange, I was walking into the market at Noosa Harbour, pushing a trolley with all my product piled on top.  The aroma was  intoxicating and delightful.  I knew that it was affecting me on a base level, and now that I have learned more about Wild Orange (Doterra), I know why.  There’s something about Wild Orange that affects one on an emotional level, you just can’t be miserable when you are smelling it!  Another part of me was resisting the smell because I knew, I just knew that I would be swept into another world of discovery perhaps even some change and a different perspective.  A corridor in my mind had been re-visited, a door opened, all because of a ‘scent!’  Now what does that mean for you reading this?  Read on….. Read the rest of this entry

 

garlicOkay, when I first wrote this article it was the first day of March, now its the first day of April, and I felt it was worth posting this one again.   It’s not really cold yet here on the Sunshine Coast, but it wont be long until the season changes.  In the lead up to the colder times and winter months there are great benefits to including a little garlic in our food, to help keep the colds and flu’s at bay.  There are some amazing applications and uses for Garlic from being a substitute for penicillin, to cancer prevention;  its use as an aphrodisiac, to being a tonic for old age!

Each clove of Garlic contains around seven calories made up of the following nutrients: Read the rest of this entry

Bergamot For Depression And Uplifting

Bergamot essential oil  is pressed from the rind or peel from the Botanical family – Rutaceae (citrus). Basically it looks like an unripe orange.   Green as green.   I was happy to see that aside from being an analgestic, antibacterial source, Bergamot is also helpful for infections, inflammation, spasms,  and digestive issues.  It’s neuro-protective, sedative and uplifting.  For the uplifting aspect of it, you can certainly use more Bergamot for depression and here’s why…..

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Helps to calm and destress the body and helps with depression

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Parasites – The Issues and the Cures

An increasing number of people have contacted me in relation to ‘Parasite infestations’ and so its timely to give some information that will save the day or at least enlighten you on what Parasites are about and how you can deal with them.

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I have been carrying out Iridology sessions – consultations for 20 something years.  This has given me a front row seat to seeing Parasites in the body, through the eyes.  I can tell if you have them, and I can teach you how to find them and get rid of your uninvited house guests.  There is a lot of detail in the iris of the eyes, and one sure fire sign is what we Iridologists call – Radii Solaris… Bike spokes.  When they are dark lines that are thick that protrude from the pupil into the ‘colour portion of the eye’, that’s the sign that parasites are certainly living in you.  There are a few other tell tail signs, but that will do for now.  The physical symptoms are something else.

The wide ranging symptoms include itching (ears, nose, anus), gas and bloating, loss of appetite, eating more than normal but still feeling hungry, blurry vision, muscular pain, lethargy, diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion, rashes, hives, allergies, mental confusion and so on. Read the rest of this entry

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