Pozole De Jai Ba (Crab And Hominy Soup)

Pozole De Jai Ba (Crab And Hominy Soup)

Pozole De Jai Ba (Crab And Hominy Soup)

  • 1 can (29oz) Mexican style hominy
  • 1 Ancho chile
  • 3 guajillo chile
  • 1 quart shrimp broth
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cloves
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The Art of Letting go

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

It seems like life has been difficult for a lot people lately and I too had experienced a lot of changes and difficult times. With the economy in bad shape and with so many natural disasters happening to so many people, we wonder if we are going through a period of redefining our value and belief system.

I came across an article by Richard Rohr who is a Franciscan priest who writes about the art of letting go: living the wisdom of Saint Francis. What he taught was so helpful that I decided to summarize it because it is so relevant to what is happening now.

He said, “You must lose your life to find your life, and if you do not let it go you will never find it.” – the paradox is that it is through loss, crisis, stress or limitation that we [Read more...]

What is sub-cellular sonic wave music?

Tao of Music Alpha Wave CD

Tao of Music Alpha Wave CD

Just like heat and light, musical sound is a form of energy. You cannot see music, yet you know it has physical properties because something makes your eardrums vibrate so you can hear tones!

Any sound, including music, may be pleasant or unpleasant to listen to. We all have experienced feelings of excitement when we hear a dance beat, tension when we hear angry sounds, joy when we hear uplifting music, and peace when we hear calming music or the wonderful sounds of nature. There is no denying that music (sonic energy) affects us physically. In fact, music can profoundly affect our physical and mental health.

Most of us turn on the radio, find our favorite station, and listen to whatever the disk jockey plays, including news and commercials. Without realizing it, we are allowing the sounds we hear to [Read more...]

Cooked Vegetable Salad

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 yellow beets
  • 1 teaspoon of [Read more...]

Laughter

In Norman Cousin’s book “The Anatomy of an Illness,” he shared how he was able to use laughter to cure himself. I still remember reading that book and thinking: “I am going to live the kind of life that has as much laughter as possible.” That was in the 80s.

Today, I read the New York Times (September 14, 2011), and found an article titled: “Scientists in Britain Say That Laughter Releases Endorphins, Limiting Pain.” Laughing until it hurts may make it hurt less.

The answer, reports Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at Oxford, is not the intellectual pleasure of cerebral humor, but the physical act of [Read more...]

Reeling In The Years

I found an article in O magazine March 2011. It was so fascinating that I am going to summarize it for you.

In 1921 a Stanford University psychologist named Lewis Terman recruited 1,500 elementary school students for a study that would last eight decades. Terman followed these students into adulthood until he passed away in 1956. Other scientists then picked up where he left off, and in 1990 psychologists Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin began [Read more...]

Gluten Free Tennis Champion

Novak Djokovic Gluten Free Tennis Champion

Novak Djokovic Gluten Free Tennis Champion

By Holli Thompson

Turns out Djokovic has been gluten free for the past year, and his tennis game has gone wild. The guy has tightened up his serve, and is mentally a force to reckon with. His 2011 wins have planted him firmly in the #1 slot for Men’s Tennis.

Lots of credit is being given to his new Gluten Free Diet, and I noticed him pointing to his brain during the match, as if to say, “it’s strong.” He sure [Read more...]

My Mother’s Dream

About 20 years ago my mother woke up one morning and told my father, “I dreamed that your father came to me and asked me to accompany him to see a house of his. He showed me a back wall in the house that had water damage and asked if I could find someone to fix it.” My father said, “What did you say to him in the dream?” My mother said she was always the one he asked to do these kinds of things so this is how she answered him: “Ah Gon (Grandpa), this house is so old why don’t you just tear it down and build a new one?”

My father was getting very interested and wanted my mother to tell him more about the dream. My grandfather went on to say “San Saw (third –daughter-in- law) I do not own the land so I cannot tear it down and I can only fix it.”

Both my parents were puzzled by the [Read more...]

Why is understanding how enzymes function crucial to your life potential?

I was in Yunnan, China, and South Tibet. Our group visited a Tibetan herbal medicine factory and the moment I entered the front entryway, there was a huge sign in bold Chinese Characters that said: “Thousands of diseases start with indigestion.”

I learned that Tibetan medicine was different from Traditional Chinese medicine and that the Tibetan doctors read your palms to determine your health. I found out the old Tibetan ritual was very similar to American Indian traditions where they let old people stay in the mountains and die. Students of medicine dissected these cadavers and put together a lot of information in their medical books. From these observations they came up with the bold statement on the wall.

It was 2006 when I visited that factory, and since then I have decided I need to find out more about our digestive system. I found out I need to understand enzymes because they play a big role in our health and also affect our ability to age well. If we can keep our digestive system functioning like [Read more...]

Nori Chips

Nori is commonly known as the wrapper for sushi, and we love it that way, but did you know it’s also one of the ocean vegetables highest in protein? It offers lots of fiber, omega 3 faty acids, vitamin C and essential B12. [Read more...]

Health Is Wealth

I met Lee Milteer a productivity coach at an internet conference and I receive a newsletter from her every other week. Usually her posts are about motivation and about how to achieve a high performance in business. This time, she talked about health and what she said resonated with me, because I too was going to write something about this connection of health and wealth.

The older I get the more I realize how important health is and we need to take charge of our own health. Her post is so good that I have decided to share it with you.

Lee Milteer’s post:

Last week we talked about health being true wealth. This week I want to continue by giving you some secrets to great health. The first secret you should know about perfect health is that YOU HAVE TO [Read more...]

Thyroid Balance

By Dr. Carrie Demers, director of the Himalayan Institute Total Health center.

Hypothyroidism is medical speak for a low functioning thyroid, the tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. This rather common condition affects around 10 percent of women over 40; and unfortunately, once you reach menopause, you’ve nearly doubled your chance of such a diagnose. Depending on the severity of the problem, your doctor will probably prescribe a daily thyroid hormone replacement pill. However before you resign to a lifetime of pill swallowing. I think a little research is in order to determine the cause of your sluggish thyroid. There are several holistic options exist that [Read more...]

Mandelbrot – Gluten Free

Crunchy and satisfying like biscotti, but fortified with eggs and almonds, these traditional Jewish double-baked cookies are easy to make, not too sweet, pretty enough to wrap as gifts.

  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon brown rice flour mix
  • 1 cup granulated sugar [Read more...]

Are you lucky?

Recently I read a book called “The Awesome Science of Luck” by Peter Ragnar, who has the ability to stack his odds and wins most of the time. His book intrigued me because I had always wondered how my family had been so lucky and how my father could make those critical calls and brought us out of danger. Many people believe that luck is “random” and as a lucky person, you attract people, circumstances, and resources to you that make your dreams come true!

The question remains: Is there really science behind luck? When I learned Feng Shui, I know there is a large component on creating the energy field of [Read more...]

Bitter Pills

Anti-depressants- the most frequently prescribed drugs for those from 20-59- can be a “helpful tool,” acknowledges Julia Ross M.A., the executive director of Mill Valley nutrition clinic, with 80% of their patients go there for depression treatment. The trouble is, they don’t cure anything, so when you go off them you risk becoming depressed again.”

Ross says that because nutrient therapy targets the underlying problem, it can keep people off medication for good.

Over the years, doctors have discovered that a single drug often isn’t enough to fully brighten moods (and even if it is, the pills can create other problems-obliterate sex drive, or the ability to sleep), so many now add a second medication to augment the first, plus something to improve sleep or lift libido. People with hard to treat illnesses can wind up with half a dozen prescriptions. According to Ramin Mojtabai; M.D. PhD, associate professor at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’ study had found that doctors prescribe two or more meds during a single office visit 60% of the time up 20% from a decade ago.

The risk of taking multiple meds is becoming clearer. Most seriously, combining meds can cause diabetes, high cholesterol, and colossal weight gain (40-60 pounds isn’t unusual). It can also churn up the mind or [Read more...]

Pork and Pinneapple Fried Rice

You need to try this fried rice, the secret is the Chinese sausage that we use for the fried that gives that special sweet taste that differs from other sausages.You can buy the Chinese sausages from local grocery like Cub food or Costco. You can also find them in Chinese grocery stores. Take a trip and visit a local Chinese grocery stores, it will be [Read more...]

Porcini and Pecan Pate

  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ pound portobello mushrooms, stemmed [Read more...]