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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Salad With Raw Rye Bread Crutons And Supermix™

Salad With Raw Rye Bread Crutons And Supermix™
(it taste a bit like fish)

Green's Mix
Cucumber
Tomatoes
Avocado
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Raw Rye Bread Crutons
Basil Leaves
Oregano
Olive Oil
Lemon Juice

Supermix™ (™ is a joke)

Kelp Powder (exclude if u don't like the fishy taste)
Himalayan Salt
Spirulina
Chlorela
Wheatgrass Powder
Shitake Powder



Notes: The Kelp and Shitake powders were was also made at home out of dehydrated material
Friday, July 29, 2011

Mashed Avocado with Mushroom Hot Marinade





Mushroom Marinade

2 Brown Mushrooms (organic)
1 ts lemon juice
1 ts olive oil
1 ts dried organic tomatoes cuted into strips
1/2 mushed garlic
Salt
1 Bayleave
1 ts parsley choped
1/2 tea spoon dried chili or cayene(you may use other spices if u don't like too hot)

Mix all and set aside for 15 min - turn it with a spoon several times during this time

In the mean time create a "bed" of greens in a dish, Slice a cucumber in 12 pieces and lay also on the dish (use your imagination - I am not so good in decoration)

Mash one avocado and mix it with the marinade, take away the bayleave

Create a oval shape with this mixture on top of the greens and cucumber

Decorate with olives, goji berries or something else u like to give color (and nutrition..also)

I added a spoon of raw mayo on top just as a last touch

Eat it and let me know
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stuffed Figs With Chocolate


Stuffed Figs With Chocolate - Raw Cacao nibs, Raw Cacao powder, Coconut Oil, Date paste, figs, sesame seed

The rolls are made of dates

Lunch Today

Lunch Today - 2nd dish

Raw Mayo on bread with sundried tomatoes and basil

Lunch Today - 1st dish

Green Salad with Raw Coconut Cheese, Poor Man's Pesto, Corn and Tomatoes, sprinkled with oregado

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Raw Cucumber "Pasta" with "Peperoni" sauce

What can I say? Was my dinner!!!


Was a pleasure to make and to eat!!!


Sauce


4 small tomatoes
1 ts paprika
1 garlic
1 ts olive oil
1 ts lemon juice
2 ts pumpkin seeds
Salt


Process it til creamy


Pasta and rest


1 cucumber shreded 
4 stalkes of mushrooms
1 table spoon olive's tampenade


Decoration


Parsley
Curcumin (safron)
Tomatoes

Raw Mayo and "Chouriço" Cream

Raw Mayo


2 ts raw organic coconut milk
1 ts olive oil
1 ts lemon juice
Salt


Preparation - blend it








Chouriço Cream


4 brown mushrooms
1/2 ts cumin
1 ts lemon juice
1 ts olive oil
1 garlic
2 ts dryed tomato
4 basil leaves
Salt


Preparation - blend it


Serving


Cut an avocado in cubes and lay all the above into lettuce pieces


Chouriço


Chouriço is a spicy portuguese smoked sausage, made with pork meat, pork fat, garlic, paprika and salt, and slowly dried or smoked. Some variations have cumin too. The Jewes invented a vegetarian version made with flower instead of meat. I invented a raw vegan version...LOL
Saturday, July 23, 2011

Green Salad With Spirulina Pesto





Serving size:
Recipe Ingredients       Qty x Measure     
Arugula, raw 2.0  x  1/2 cup (10g)
Avocados, raw 1.0  x  1 cup, cubes (150g)
Basil, fresh 1.0  x  2 tbsp, chopped (5g)
Cauliflower, raw 1.0  x  1 cup (100g)
Cucumber, with peel, raw 1.0  x  1/2 cup slices (52g)
Garlic, raw 1.0  x  1 clove (3g)
Lettuce, raw 1.0  x  1 cup, shredded or chopped (55g)
Oil, olive 1.0  x  1 tsp (4g)
Olives, ripe 4.0  x   tbsp 
Seaweed, spirulina, raw
1.0  
x  1 tsp
Seeds, sunflower seed kernels 0.5  x  1 ounce (16g)

Preparation

Cut 1 avocado in cubes Cut Cauliflower in pieces Cut lettuce Mix all with olives and arugula Make a pesto with the sunflower seeds,basil, olive oil, salt, spirulina and garlic (u can make more quantity and save for later) Dress the salad with the pesto

The nutritional info provided below is not accurate but gives u an idea of the nutrients in this recipe.



Notes:

  • A very good source of folate, great for pregnant women
  • 50% of your food should be green leafs!!! ...Chlorophyll (on a molecular level)is similar to your hemoglobin = blood transfusion... 
  • Rich in magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, etc
  • Full of vitamin C and K - Bone mineralization, Cell growth
  • B6 - Nervous system function, Red blood cell formation and function, Hormone function
Sources for nutritional data:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Scoop on Cosmetics



Anthonyandersonrawmodelskin_2
If there is one question I get asked more often than any others, it is this:
"What kind of beauty care products do you use?"
Ironically enough, I guess I would have to say..."Just my diet".
Make-up artists and hairstylists always tell me how easy I make their job, and they ask me what I use as well. I tell them that I am a raw vegan, and they just don't believe that it could be the answer. IT IS.
Even in the realms of the organic beauty industry, I believe there is one fundamental piece missing.
As long as you put poor foods INTO your body, nothing that you put ONTO your body will really matter.
No cremes or lotions or magic potions ever made a difference for me. It was not until I cut out dairy and cooked oils that my acne cleared up. Everyone talks about putting cucumbers on their eyes to reduce puffiness...how about EATING the cucumbers? I try to eat at least 1 cucumber a day, maybe 2.
I do believe the external products can help a little. But if we're feeding our skin, hair, and nails nothing but nasty foods, no topical raw, organic or vegan product will help us.
When we get into the cycle of using products, its hard to get off. Here is an example. We take lots of showers and usually always wash our hair. We strip out the natural oils by doing this. Then we have to re-condition our hair. Same with facial products. We use cremes to help with acne but by doing so, dry our skin out, and then we have to buy expensive moisturizers. Let the body do its thing... know what I mean?!
A big "Ah-ha!" moment about this subject happened before I went raw. I was eating healthier at that point, but was not quite there yet. I was on a road trip out to Oregon and lived on mostly peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and some carrot juice. Probably 32 oz of carrot juice a day. My feet, hands, and face started to turn orange.
Simple logic demonstrated that what I was consuming through my mouth was showing up on the surface of my skin. At last, I made the connection. So what happened when I drank 32 oz of milk a day? Oily, pimply skin.
When I was a teenager, my dermatologist told me not to take my acne medication with milk because another patient of his drank milk with his medicine, and the doctor figured that the milk was blocking the medicine from being absorbed, therefore halting any progress he would have made.
When I look back, I think just drinking the milk in general was keeping him from the clear skin. Not the simple fact that he was taking it with his medicine. An interesting thought.
For some it may be a little more complex. I know hormones affect the skin as well, especially in estrogen imbalances (high estrogen increases sebum production and taxes the liver). The roots of imbalances can be caused when taking oral birth control (though it works, the body doesn't understand what it is and what to do with it), eating soy products (gmo + high in estrogen), and a overworked liver which detoxifies everything (support your liver with dandelion, artichoke, milk thistle- when your liver is over worked- your body will use the skin as organ of elimination).  Also, for women as they age they tend not to drop an egg every month- which also is a culprit of throwing the hormones out of whack (when an egg is dropped a corpus luteum is formed which is the natural progesterone to balance out the estrogen).

So yes, it can be a little more complex, but on the whole, the use of beauty foods will consistently make a strong difference, much more than a bad diet coupled with beauty products ever could in my opinion.
So, what to eat?
Like I mentioned before, cucumbers seem to do wonders for me, and there are many female actresses that swear by them as well. I would also recommend awesome raw plant fats that will moisturize from the inside out.
Coconuts and avocados are amazing, and I'm big fan of hemp products too. Every so often I put coconut oil on my face and in my hair for some extra shine, maybe once every 2 weeks.
Any spicy greens like arugula and mustard greens. We are looking for sulfur. Sulfur is the element that is mainly responsible for building hair, skin, and nails. That is why taking MSM is so helpful for people with joint and skin issues.
And believe it or not, anything with fiber is good. It helps you eliminate more which will push toxins out through your colon instead of out through your skin. If you can get to the point of 3 eliminations a day, there should be some big changes happening in your outside appearance by then.
Beauty must come from the inside out. You have to cultivate beauty, just like you have to cultivate disease. We choose our path, whether consciously or not. When you realize that you are beautiful, you will treat yourself that way and eat that way.
We are beautiful, and beauty must be how we define ourselves. We are beauty. Make it your mantra. Cultivate it from the inside-out, and use some external products for "icing on the cake".
Just remember... it comes from within...

Peace and Love,
Anthony the Raw Model
Monday, July 18, 2011

Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032996_sunscreen_cancer_risk.html#ixzz1STgl1pS4

(NaturalNews) A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer.


Data indicates that the sun's rays combine with certain sunscreen ingredients in the skin and damage skin cells, which can lead to lesions and tumors -- and worst of all, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allegedly been aware of this critical information for the past ten years, but has done absolutely nothing to warn 
people about it.

According to a report by 
AOL News, about half of the sunscreens tested contained vitamin A ingredients and derivatives like retinol and retinyl palmitate, which FDA's own studies have shown are photocarcinogenic, meaning they become toxic when exposed to sunlight. In fact, an older FDA report explains that sunscreens containing vitamin A ingredients cause tumors and lesions to develop and spread 21 percent faster than sunscreens that do not contain vitamin A ingredients.

Not to be confused with the vitamin A found in
foodand supplements that is absolutely essential for goodhealth, vitamin A additives insunscreenare different -- their interactions with ultravioletsunrays actually produce carcinogens in theskin.

And yet the FDA continues to remain silent about the dangers of vitamin A in sunscreen, including in its recent updated sunscreen guidelines that make no mention of them (
http://www.naturalnews.com/032819_s...).

"There was enough evidence ten years ago for FDA to caution consumers against the use of vitamin A in sunscreens," said Jane Houlihan, EWG's senior vice president for
research, to AOL News. "FDA launched this one-year study, completed their research and now ten years later, they say nothing about it, just silence."

When questioned by AOL News about the matter, an FDA spokeswoman responded by claiming the agency "thoroughly checked" its records and could not find any evidence of such a study. Apparently the agency did not look hard enough, though, because a report issued in 2000 by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) cites the same FDA research which found that vitamin A derivatives are both phototoxic and photocarcinogenic.

Vitamin A derivatives, of course, are not the only 
toxic ingredients in sunscreens either. According to the EWG report, hormone-disrupting chemicals like oxybenzone are prominent in many popular sunscreen brands. These same sunscreens also contain a slew of other mystery chemicals, many of which have never been proven safe or effective for use, and are likely carcinogenic as well.

In total, a mere 7.8 percent of the sunscreens tested by EWG as part of its annual analysis turned out to be "safe and effective" according to the group's safety standards. The other 92.2 percent, which represent hundreds of sunscreens on the market today, contain one or more ingredients known to be harmful to health, a shocking figure when considering their widespread use.

As far as safe sunscreens go, EWG also recently released its fifth annual "Sunscreen Guide," a database of more than 1,700 sun products from 292 brands that the group recognizes as having safe, non-toxic ingredients. You can access that database here:
http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sun...

For ideal health, however, regular 
exposure to sunlight without the use of sunscreen is vital for obtaining and maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D. Most sunscreens block the ultraviolet B (UVB) sun rays responsible for producing the vitamin D hormone in the skin -- and without unfettered exposure to these beneficial rays, it is virtually impossible to maintain optimal vitamin D levels apart from supplementation.

By gradually exposing your skin to the sun on a regular, limited basis, you will eventually develop tolerance to it, even if you are prone to burning. And by supplementing with the antioxidant astaxanthin, which functions as a type of 
natural "sunscreen" that protects your skin from the oxidative damage caused by too much sun exposure, you will increase your sun tolerance even further, to the point that you may even stop burning under moderate exposure conditions (http://www.naturalnews.com/023177.html).

The 
Vitamin D Council, a non-profit group dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of vitamin D for health, recommends that all individuals use the sun as their primary source of gaining vitamin D. Depending on your skin type, you will need anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour of daily sunlight exposure in order to achieve and maintain optimal levels (http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/abou...).

If natural sunlight exposure is not feasible on a daily basis, which is common for most people during the wintertime when the sun's decreased angle prevents an adequate amount of UVB rays from reaching the skin, daily supplementation with 
vitamin D3 is the next best option. The Council suggests taking anywhere between 1,000 and 6,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3 a day, depending on your age (http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/abou...).

To learn more about vitamin D, including which other vitamins and nutrients are its necessary cofactors, and which diseases and 
conditions can be treated and prevented simply by maintaining optimal levels, visit:http://www.vitamindcouncil.org
Sources for this story include:
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/05/24/s...

Learn more:
http://www.naturalnews.com/032996_sunscreen_cancer_risk.html#ixzz1STgOiWp3
Saturday, July 9, 2011

Benefits of Avocados


Benefits of Avocados Avocados are the perfect snack and provide everything you need including protein, fiber, omega oils, chlorophyll, vitamins & minerals.  They are considered natures’ most perfect food.  The benefits of avocados are enormous.  They are full of good fat that won’t make you fat-they actually help with weight control!  I eat up to 3 a day and I easily maintain my natural body weight.  We need fat in our diet but we need healthy fat that is beneficial for our body to burn for energy and brain power.  Avocados supply a perfectly balanced proportion of omegas that are easily assimilated. Also certain nutrients can be absorbed better when eaten with avocados. Check it out below, they are a powerhouse of nutrition assisting in minimizing your risk of disease!
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS OF AVOCADOS From Elements for Health
Avocado, raw (edible parts)Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy670 kJ (160 kcal)
Carbohydrates8.53 g
Dietary fiber6.7 g
Fat14.66 g
Protein2 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.067 mg
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.130 mg
Niacin (Vit. B3)1.738 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)1.389 mg
Vitamin B60.257 mg
Folate (Vit. B9)81 ?g
Vitamin C10 mg
Calcium12 mg
Iron0.55 mg
Magnesium29 mg
Phosphorus52 mg
Potassium485 mg
Zinc0.64 mg




Brief History of Avocados
Avocados originated in Mexico, or Central and South America, and were cultivated there by pre-Incan races of Peru, and the Mayas of Yucatan and Guatemala. The Aztecs called it aoacatl before the Spaniards changed it to ahuacate and aguacate, and it eventually became avocado in English.
Nutrients in Avocados
Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, and fiber.Avocados also contain glutathione, an antioxidant involved in cell protection from the noxious effect of excess oxidant stress. Avocados are also rich in the antioxdants lutein and zeaxanthin.

Zinc0.64 mg
A comprehensive breakdown of nutrients can be found in the Nutrition Database where this food can also be added to a meal planner.

Avocados for Cholesterol Reduction

A week long study involving 45 volunteers who ate avocados every day reported an average 17% drop in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and an 11% increase in HDL cholesterol levels.Avocados
Avocado is rich in natural betasitosterol, and the American Journal of Medicine has reported that researchers found that betasitosterol was able to lower LDL cholesterol in 16 human studies.

Avocados for Blood Pressure

Three factors in avocado help prevent high blood pressure and stroke: folate, glutathione and potassium. These factors help to lower homocysteine levels, cholesterol levels, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure.

Avocados for Cancer Prevention

According to a report in. J Nutr. Biochem, 2005, the carotenoids and tocopherols (chemical compounds which may have vitamin E activity) in avocado were shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cell lines in vitro.
Studies have shown that phytochemicals extracted from the avocado fruit inhibit and kill cancer cells, suggesting that the phytochemicals from avocado included in the diet may offer protection against cancer.
Avocados contain glutathione, which functions as an antioxidant to scavenge free radicals. Avocado is also an excellent source of vitamin E with antioxidant and health benefits. Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition has stated that evidence suggests that glutathione may help prevent certain types of cancers and heart disease in humans.

Avocados for Weight Loss

According to American institute of Cancer Research in Washington replacing butter, cheese or cream on sandwich with mashed avocado not only helps to reduce calories but also increase the healthy MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) intake.
In a study of 61 men and women, 200 g of avocado was substituted for 30 g of other mixed dietary fats such as margarine or oil. The results demonstrated that avocado within an energy-restricted diet does not compromise weight loss.

Avocados for Skin Health

Of 8 plant oils tested (almond, sesame, apricot kernel, safflower, peanut, jojoba, coconut, olive) avocado oil was found to be the most effective sunscreen.Avocado
Avocado oil strengthens the skin by stimulating collagen, thereby reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture. Avocados are also rich in vitamin E, a free radical scavenger that will assist in slowing the aging process.
Avocado oil has better skin penetration than almond, olive, or soy oil, and will be able to transport nutrients through the outer layer of skin to the deeper layers.

Avocados for Eye Health

Avocados are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which help to prevent age related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Glycemic Index of Avocados

In studies to determine the estimated GI of various foods, it has been concluded that avocados have a low GI of 15.

Adverse Reactions from Avocados

Avocados contain enzymes which can cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals.
References: 
1. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, Joseph Pizzorno, and Lara Pizzorno.2. Benders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology. 3. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. 4. Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Vol.7 5. Department of Physiology, Potchefstroom University, South Africa6. VALETTE G, SOBRIN E. [PERCUTANEOUS ABSORPTION OF VARIOUS ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE OILS.] Pharm Acta Helv. 1963 Oct;38:710-6. PMID: 14097835. 7. Ding H, Chin YW, Kinghorn AD, D’Ambrosio SM. Chemopreventive characteristics of avocado fruit. Semin Cancer Biol. 2007 Oct;17(5):386-94. Epub 2007 May 17. PMID: 17582784. 8. Duester KC. Avocado fruit is a rich source of beta-sitosterol. J Am Diet Assoc. 2001 Apr;101(4):404-5. PMID: 11320941.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The cocktail of up to 20 chemicals in a glass of milk


It's not all white: The cocktail of up to 20 chemicals in a glass of milk

By DAVID DERBYSHIRE
Last updated at 9:53 AM on 7th July 2011
girl drinking milk
Healthy drink: Quantities of compounds found in milk were minuscule
A glass of milk can contain a cocktail of up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones, scientists have shown.
Using a highly sensitive test, they found a host of chemicals used to treat illnesses in animals and people in samples of cow, goat and human breast milk. 
The doses of drugs were far too small to have an effect on anyone drinking them, but the results highlight how man-made chemicals are now found throughout the food chain.
the highest quantities of medicines were found in cow’s milk. 
Researchers believe some of the drugs and growth promoters were given to the cattle, or got into milk through cattle feed or contamination on the farm.
The Spanish-Moroccan team analysed 20 samples of cow’s milk bought in Spain and Morocco, along with samples of goat and breast milk.
Their breakdown, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, revealed that cow’s milk contained traces of anti-inflammatory drugs niflumic acid, mefenamic acid and ketoprofen – commonly used as painkillers in animals and people.
It also contained the hormone 17-beta-estradiol, a form of the sex hormone oestrogen. The hormone was detected at three millionths of a gram in every kilogram of milk, while the highest dose of niflumic acid was less than one millionth of a gram per kilogram of milk.
However, the scientists, led by Dr Evaristo Ballesteros, from the University of Jaen in Spain, say their technique could be used to check the safety of other types of food.
 


    Dr Ballesteros said: ‘We believe the new methodology will help to provide a more effective way of determining the presence of these kinds of contaminants in milk or other products. 
    ‘Food quality control laboratories could use this new tool to detect these drugs before they enter the food chain. This would raise consumers’ awareness and give them the knowledge that food is… harmless, pure, genuine, beneficial to health and free of toxic residues,’ he added.
    Mackerel in ice in a fishbox awaiting sale at Brixham Fish Market. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.
    Net result: Compounds manufactured and used by humans are showing up in all parts of the food chain
    The tests also found niflumic acid in goat’s milk, while breast milk contained traces of painkillers ibuprofen and naproxen, along with the antibiotic triclosan and some hormones. 
    The researchers say their new 30-minute test is the most sensitive of its kind. If the findings are true for Spanish and Moroccan milk, they could equally be true for milk produced in Britain and northern Europe.
    Last year Portsmouth University scientists found that fish were being contaminated with the anti-depressant Prozac.
    The drug enters rivers from the sewer system and tinkers with the brain chemistry of fish, the researchers claimed.
    Previous studies have shown that caffeine is released into our waterways after surviving the sewage treatment process.  
    The hormones from the contraceptive pill and HRT have been blamed for feminising fish, leading to male fish producing eggs.
    The effects of antibiotics, blood pressure drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs on wildlife are also being studied around the world.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2012050/The-cocktail-20-chemicals-glass-milk.html#ixzz1RRTbAhyn