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What is good food?

Good or Bad? You Be The Judge!

It is easy to keep your head stuck firmly in the sand. While in the dark, a person does not have to decide if something is good or bad, its easy to blindly accept. If you want to pull your head out of the sand, and make an informed decision for yourself, just read on my fellow non-ostrich.

The first thing to decide is why you eat? There is not a single, right answer and you may find that you eat for more than just one reason. Try to limit your list to the top three reasons you eat. I eat because it makes my stomach feel good to be full and not empty. I also eat to try and get enough energy to do everything on my list that day. Feeling good and being energized are the top two priorities in my life.
It's Easy to Eat Right.

How do you know what is the right food? That is easy, it’s the food that satisfies your reason(s) for eating. Achieving my goals of not feeling hungry and maintaining a high level of energy all day have been realized with monomeals.

• I can eat until I feel satiated at each meal.

• I can enjoy a new meal about every three hours.

You can too, it is easy to do, and is actually the fastest way to prepare a meal. Eating monomeals can save time and burn calories.

 The scientific theory behind choosing food in this way, is that the body releases different enzymes to digest different foods, and selecting one food at a time allows the body to digest and not ferment the food. I have tested this out and feel a difference in my energy level if I combine different food groups in the same sitting. Once I eat a combination of foods, I find myself having cravings before three hours have passed and not feeling the satiated and satisfied body that I enjoy after a monomeal.

Making a monomeal is really quite simple, pick one food and enjoy as much as you want of it. I will share a listNatural Food Choices of my choices for a day at the end of this post, but if eating this way is not fun for you start with one step in the right direction. Simply start by eating one food group at a time and then waiting till it has digested. If you want protein, have only protein during that meal. Be aware that proteins take longer for the body to digest. If you are in the mood for vegetables, then enjoy a variety of vegetables and know they will be digested in about 3 hours (brussel sprouts take about 4 hours to digest). You can eat a fruit bowl, but always deliver melons on their own and to an empty stomach. If you feel like carbs, go ahead, but have only carbohydrates.

If you choose to eat a food combination, just wait about three hours and start a monomeal diet again. Take notice of how the combination of foods made your body feel. If your stomach felt good and you are not lethargic, maybe your body processes the different digestive needs fine. I am older and found monomeals to tighten and tone areas of my body that I was having trouble maintaining. If you think you felt better eating one type of food at a time, test the theory out for a few days and let me know what monomeals do for you at ostrichfreediet@gmail.com

Oxygenate & Stimulate with food

A Sample Monomeal Day: I start my day with a coconut. It only takes about two hours to digest the coconut water and pulp. You have a clean and cleared out digestive tract, figure out what energized your body. If you like protein start with eggs, if you wake up hungry try a sweet potato. Waking your stomach up at 7 in the morning will let you enjoy another monomeal around 10 am. If you are on your way to work a handful of nuts or fruit can be your meal.

Today my 10 am meal was tomatoes. I slice them into a jar the night before, catching all the juice. I chop a small piece of garlic and sprinkle some Himalayan salt and fresh ground black pepper along with parsley before I put a lid on it. Lunch for me was at one and I enjoyed a large bowls of peas, very filling and energizing. I did a pomegranate at 4 pm.

One thing I do, that my friends that monomeal do not choose to do, is I drink only in between meals. I try to not water down my digestive juices. If I want to drink beer or wine or tequila with soda water I do that in place of a monomeal. At 7 pm I had cold barley soup, which was a beer, it was very refreshing after a hot day. It takes about two hours to digest and break down the beer, three hours for wine. At 9 pm I enjoyed a baked potato.

Be creative, and relax in the simplicity of monomeals. I used to rack my brain for fun food combinations for lunch and dinner, now I truly taste the food and use it for energy. You do not have to be a vegetarian to feel the benefits of eating monomeals, have a whole chicken for lunch, if you take the fat off your body can be ready for your next monomeal in four hours, if you leave the fat on wait for six hours.

There is no right or wrong, only what makes your body feel good and energized.

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

images-1It is in the news, Apple Cider Vinegar is good for you, Ostrich Free Diet is here to help make it more enjoyable to deliver the benefits to your cells. Some people like the taste of vinegar, so just do your shot a day. For those of you that do not find straight vinegar pleasant, and it makes your eyes water, let me show you how to ‘sneak it in.’

Tomatoes do a marvelous job of covering up the vinegar. You can put a shot in tomato juice and it will taste “Bloody Healthy.” My new favorite recipe to keep in a jar in the fridge is “Tomali”
2 tomatoes – chopped in the pot so you do not lose the juice
1 head of chopped broccoli
1 finger of ginger and turmeric root
1 bunch chopped cilantro
2TPepper and Celtic or Himalayan salt to taste
Boil it all in 3 cups of water for thirty minutes – magic happens with the cooking tomatoes and broccoli. If you want to add a cup of quinoa for the last ten minutes of cooking it will make your jar of tomali more filling.
After it cools place in 12 ounce jars with one-two shots of apple cider vinegar in each jar. Put a lid on it and snack on a jar a day – this recipe packs a punch so eat as often as you can.

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Make your own homemade Apple Cider Vinegar
This is my Grandmothers recipe:
She used our large jugs of vinegar for everything from tonics to cleaning. I still use her recipe to this day. If you do not want to make your own purchase the cloudy Apple Cider Vinegar from the grocery store that says ‘unfiltered.’ The clear apple cider vinegar does not have the powerful health benefits.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Ingredients
Scraps from 10 apples, or 5 whole apples
water
Equipment
1-gallon jar
Large rubber band
Instructions
Before you can make your raw apple cider vinegar, you must first make hard apple cider. Wash the apples and coarsely chop into pieces no smaller than 1 inch. Remove the stems and the apple seeds. Put the chopped apples into a 1-gallon glass jar. The chopped apples should at least fill half the container. Pour in room temperature natural spring water until the chopped apples are completely covered, while leaving a couple of inches at the top. Now, cover the top of the glass jar with cheesecloth and put a large rubber band to hold it in place.
Leave on the counter for about one week, gently mixing twice a day. Bubbles will begin to form as the sugar ferments. Smelling this happen brings back delicious memories for me. In about one week, when the apple scraps no longer float and sink to the bottom of the jar, the hard apple cider is ready. Taste it to see if it is the right acidity level for you, if it is too strong dilute it with some water. Strain out the apple scraps and pour the hard apple cider into clean glass jars. Store in the cabinet or pantry out of direct sunlight. Raw apple cider vinegar doesn’t go bad, but if you find a growth on top just strain it and dilute with a bit of water if the taste has become too strong.

Even though this tastes acidic, it is actually one of the best ways to make your body alkaline. Apple Cider Vinegar turns alkaline when mixed with your stomach acid. Today we know disease cannot form in an alkaline environment, THANKS GRANDMOM!

If you would like to read more old-fashioned recipes and tonics handed down from my grandmother who lived on Oak Island. She credited her healing ability to the recipes she learned from the original inhabitants of Nova Scotia.
There are many historical associations about Oak Island that have not been addressed to date, and I hope this book brings a new perspective to the mystery, and old ideas to refreshing health.
Paperback: Oak Island Connection
ebook: Oak Island Connection

Eggtra Healthy Easter

Deviled Eggs have potentially healthy ingredients, but if you want to make some Easter Eggs that pack a powerful punch, give these a try.IMG_1999
Start by coloring the eggs with beet juice.
Scoop and mix the yolks with 1T of mayonnaise/whole egg. Make your own mayo with raw eggs, lemon juice and salt (tasty but time-consuming) or look for healthy mayo. I like Safflower Mayonnaise. The important ingredients are yet to come. Add 1T each per egg of Chia Seed, Hemp Seed, Macca Root, and Ground Flax Seed. Mix in 1t/egg of Turmeric and Pepper. Salt to taste with Himalayan or Celtic hand-harvested salt and enjoy a potent delivery of vitamins, minerals and protein. Place yolk mixture in egg and chill, I find the deviled eggs to have a unique taste and a little crunch. They feel lighter to me, not as dense as just yolk and mayonnaise. Relish or capers are an option, but there is so much flavor going on that I just eat them straight-up.
It is not about the food item as much as it is about the healthy ingredients that can accompany the food. Today I found myself staring in my refrigerator and I realized that I was not looking for some type of food that my body wanted, instead I was looking for a pleasant carrier to deliver the seeds I felt like my body needed. I ended up with a nice little pizza snack of thick cut roasted eggplant slices that I sprinkled with chia,hemp and ground flax seeds all topped with a tomato slice and sprinkle of cheese.
Deliver those good ingredients any way you can, and remember that latest studies are showing that to the degree your mind believes you are enjoying this bite is equivalent to the amount the food benefits your body. SO ENJOY!
Look for my new book release in April, that will share my great-grandmothers tonics and recipes. If you have any questions or would like to pre-order email me at kpatrie@balancewalking.comVOID for Connection

Heal Your Body

To energize your body deliver these powerful ingredients, if your body has disease deliver these powerful weapons everyday. There are three sections – what to do for your body, what to drink and what to eat.

The most important things to do physically.
1. breath deeply – moving the stomach area, it does not need to be extra amounts of air, just whenever you think of it make sure you are tummy breathing.
2. use a dry brush and start at hands and feet and brush strokes towards the heart. This moves the lymphatic system, which does not have anything to pump it like your circulatory system has your heart, so you need to get it moving. Another great way is bouncing on a mini trampoline for a few minutes. If you are not feeling well even if you sit and put your feet on the trampoline and someone else bounces it helps. A walk is always helpful, if you are feeling weak you can order a set of balance walking poles to make the walk easier. If you need a pair email me so I can give you a discount. kpatrie@balancewalking.compoles in sand
3. Take one or two baths a week – don’t want to overdo this one. Put hydrogen peroxide in the the bath – 1/2 a cup – this can help add oxygen to your system.

Drinks
1. lemon water. start every day with a glass of room temperature water and a lemon squeezed in it.
2. drink high quality water. Read the labels you want it to come from a natural spring. If you have access to a natural spring or well water – drink it.
3. If you like coconut water – drink it. These three things raise the alkalinity of the body. Disease cannot grow in an alkaline environment, so I can stress enough how important it is to not let any acidic food in. No meat, nothing fried, nothing processed, no oil other then coconut oil – buy the unrefined organic coconut oil.
4. Wheat Grass – do a shot a day. If you have a whole foods you can get all the shopping done there, if not look up a juice bar to get wheat grass. It tastes like grass and is a little hard to swallow, but it does great things in your body.
5. A shot of apple cider vinegar -organic- if you do not like the taste of straight vinegar then mix it with a ripe avocado. I prefer the Florida avocado because it is juicer and less calories, but both Florida and California avocados are good for you.natural_water_droplet-copy

Foods
1. Eat organic fruit by itself and wait a half hour before eating anything else. Local if you can find it.
2. Green leafy vegetables in salads and any type of sprouts – alfalfa, sunflower eat all sprouts this food increases oxygen
3. Seaweed – nori snacks taste good, sea kelp noodles (in the refrigerator section) not much taste so should be easy to add to salads. Dulce flakes – have a salt water taste – can use instead of salt – only use good salt. Celtic, Himilayan
3. Eggs – look for local farm that has free range chickens and sell fresh eggs. If not look for Vital Farms brand – expensive but worth it.
4. Radishes (increases nitric oxide, which helps with oxygen distribution)
5. Add ground flax seed to everything you can
6. Add Chia seeds to everything you can
7.Raw almonds soaked overnight in spring water
8. Raw pumpkin seeds
9. Sweet Potatoes – whenever you are hungry. Baked with coconut oil melted on top. If you like curry and pepper you can sprinkle on top. Keep Roti recipe made and in fridge, so that when you are hungry you can have a quick bite.
10. Baked tomatoes, broccoli and garlic – this is filling and cooking these ingredients together sets off a healthy combination
11. In the fridge section you will find sauerkraut – bubbas is a good one, store may also have cultured krauts.
12. 2-3 Brazil nuts every other day.

It is natural to think you want to eat whatever you want, but the body can fight disease if given the right weapons. The list above are powerful weapons, please try for just two weeks to eat nothing except raw vegetables and what is on the lists, make sure and drink everything from drink section, and then go to the doctors and see if it is starting to help.

You will never be hungry if you add all these foods, and there are not many bad tasting foods on the list, but few are bland tasting.

Eggs are a great way to deliver good stuff. I scramble with water, if you like turmeric add turmeric and pepper, if you do not care for the taste of turmeric leave it out. Put coconut oil in pan (1T) pour the eggs in and add celtic salt, 2 T ground flaxseed and 2T chia seeds. There is nothing not to like about this, because it will just taste like scrambled eggs, if you would like to add some onion and peppers to spice it up – do what you have to do to get the flax and chia seeds in.

I put chia seeds in my water throughout the day, but some people do not like the texture- they get gooey in water, but they have no taste not to like, you just have to see if you can get over the texture.

For the radishes I melt coconut oil and add a good bit of salt and pepper to the oil, then I dip radishes in the oil. If he hates radishes you can skip this.

Roti – eat at least once a day. Recipe bake or boil 2 to 3 sweet potatoes and an onion. Slip skins off. Chop and add a bag of frozen peas (unless you can get fresh) Dried chickpeas, soaked overnight or a can of chick peas. Carrots chopped and parboiled in a little bit of water – pour the carrots and water into potatoes, onions and peas. Warm just until the peas are not frozen, then add a can of coconut milk, 1-2 T curry(depending on spice you like) 2-3 T turmeric 2 T black pepper, 1T salt. If you could get juiced turmeric add a couple of shots, add as much ground flaxseed as you can 1 T for each potato, same for chia seeds.

This recipe is powerful and it is filling and full of flavor. It is an important dish to keep prepared in the fridge and take a bite of when you get hungry, and enjoy a Roti meal at least every other day.

Clean Drinking Water Should be an Inalienable Right

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Before You Drink, Beware of What’s In Your Water
It’s no surprise that our water quality has changed over the years. As you read every word of this blog, you will likely agree that knowing the source of your water is critical to your health.
The truth is, all water is NOT created equal! Continue reading Clean Drinking Water Should be an Inalienable Right

It’s a Great Day to Get Better

Imagine with me that we can see the 37.2 trillion cells racing around our body to use every vitamin and mineral that we choose to give ourselves. It is up to us to learn the right ingredients we need. Even scientist do not know all the work the cells in our body do for us, but let’s supply the good ingredients we know of.
Give your body lemon water to start the day. Continue reading It’s a Great Day to Get Better

Seeds

If I had one food to keep on hand all day, it would be seeds. They are high in protein, and remember a serving of protein boost your metabolism for about 4 hours. A serving of seeds will keep your insulin down and your glucagon up. My personal favorite are pumpkin seeds because they are easy and inexpensive to buy. You can also get squash seeds, when you cut open an acorn squash don’t throw away the seeds, toast and enjoy them. Continue reading Seeds

Lobster

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Traditional Lobster Bake, with layers of seaweed, then lobster, clams, potatoes, onions, corn and more seaweed.

While on vacation in Maine, and wanting to experience all the fruits of the sea, I did a little research. I knew I did not want to pass on one tasty bite, so my initial research was to find out what I would have to do to get my body back in balance, as I discovered the facts I found healthy information I would like to share. Continue reading Lobster