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Translation; avocado

I was recently on a business trip, working 12 hour days, when my husband called and said “Do you want to go to Cabo next week”, I promptly said yes! This is when I decided my next posting would be about avocados.  We will be eating a lot of them in Mexico.
Avocados have amazing health benefits.  They are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol.  One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Avocados are great for prostate prevention, oral cancer defense, breast cancer defense, eye health and much more.
There is more to an avocado than guacamole.  Its oil is actually patented as a treatment for some forms of dermatitis and arthritis.  It’s rich in vitamin D and E.  Avocado soothes the skin.  Treat yourself to an avocado facial.

Avocado Facial
Remove your makeup and wash your face with warm water and soap
Mash some avocado and mix it with a little milk or oatmeal
Apply mixture to your face
Leave on for 10 min.
Rinse off with lots of water

Too many of us think only of avocados in the traditional Mexican sense of guacamole.  But among the Mayan the avocado is considered to be a food which keeps the joints of the body moving freely and the skin young and supple.




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Brussel Up On Your Sprouts

I remember a few years back my dad and I had this bonding moment over a certain food, brussels sprouts.  We talked about our love for them, how great they are for you and on and on.  My mother was in the other room making gagging noises.  Today we have converted her 100%.  Thank GOD!  The health benefits from these little green balls are amazing. 
Brussels Sprouts are rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which work wonders to get rid of many health problems.  Brussels are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and E.  A serving of these savory sprouts supplies nearly a day’s worth of vitamin C.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Red Onions
with Balsamic Vinegar
11/2 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 Tbsp olive oil
11/2 lb red onions, thickly sliced
1/4 c balsamic vinegar

Heat oven to 450. Line large baking sheet with nonstick foil. 
Spread brussels sprouts in single layer on prepared pan and toss with oil. Roast in oven, stirring occasionally, 12 minutes.
Add onions to pan, tossing to combine, and roast until vegetables are tender and golden brown, about 10 min longer. Drizzle with vinegar, tossing to combine, and roast 2 min longer.
Transfer to serving bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Bon Appetit!




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My Sunday morning started as usual; wake up, have my coffee and cup of Yerba Matte, went to my meditation meeting, yes jacked up on caffeine, and then to exercise.  After this weekly ritual I always come home to make a yummy blueberry, banana, spinach smoothie.  I proceeded to put everything in the blender, push start and boom dead!  Nothing would chop, mix or crush.  I’m furious (because it’s not going my way of course), and cannot figure out why our brand new blender is not working.  Well, after reading many reviews I found out that our blender does this often.  So, today I will make a big investment into what everyone has told me to buy, Blender Tec.  I’m willing to invest the money into something that basically makes a chimney sweeper for our bodies.

Spinach smoothies give us a steady stream of energy and have many cancer fighting properties along with being loaded with amino acids. 

Blueberry/Banana/Spinach Smoothie
1/2 C. organic blueberries
1 organic banana
1/2 a bag of organic spinach
3 ice cubes
1/4 C. skim milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!



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Acupuncture originated in China over 4000 years ago.  The ancient healing technique is quickly gaining popularity in the United States as more Americans are discovering its effectiveness for their medical concerns.

Acupuncture therapy involves the insertion of extremely thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body to produce powerful therapeutic effects.  Stimulation of acupuncture points promotes the harmonious flow of qi, or energy, throughout the body.  This can result in: pain reduction, muscle relaxation, hormone regulation, tissue and wound healing, digestive regulation and many more. 

I have been doing acupuncture for a couple of years now and must say it works!  I have one kidney, who likes to cause me a little pain once in a while.  I tried acupuncture on a recommendation and found that not only did it help with the pain but also with anxiety. 

Points of Health Acupuncture
1805 E. Cabrillo Blvd Ste E
Santa Barbara, CA 93108



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