Jul 112014
 

Every once in a while someone will tell me they’ve read such great information about coconut oil and ask if they should start taking it as a supplement, as in a few tablespoons a day? My response is “No, no, no!! (unless you want and need to be gaining weight and nothing else works!!).” Coconut oil is fine to cook and bake with, but I don’t believe in consuming extra quantities of it as a supplement. In today’s video I discuss why!
 

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Jul 102014
 

I recently did the video Can White Rice Be Part Of A Healthy Diet, Ep107, and some people posted questions about rice and heartburn. I actually have a few suggestion for those that get heartburn or acid reflux after eating rice or meals that have rice. Sometimes it’s the type of rice that causes the issues, other times it might be what you are eating rice with and/or at what time of day. In today’s video I go through all my suggestions including the one rice I feel is the easiest to digest, and which types of rice to stay away from!


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Jul 052014
 

I once did a video talking about my husband’s diet, how he eats a traditional Indonesian diet of white rice, vegetables and some sort of animal or vegetable protein three times a day, everyday. Someone wrote me asking what my opinion of white rice is, is it really all that unhealthy as they say it is in the West, or is it ok to eat it as part of a healthy diet? Half the world’s population eats a rice-based diet (similar to what my husband’s eats), and they certainly aren’t eating brown rice or other whole grain rices, so is white rice all that bad? Here’s my opinion!!
 

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Jun 302014
 

Asian Green Salad with Mango Dressing Recipe- www.RadianceCentral.com

If you love mangos and Southeast Asian cuisine, you’ll love this delicious salad recipe!! Below is the recipe and a video showing how to make the salad and the mango dressing.

Asian Green Salad with Mango Dressing Recipe- www.RadianceCentral.com

Asian Green Salad with Mango Dressing Recipe- www.RadianceCentral.com
Asian Green Salad With Mango Dressing  

Salad  (makes 1 large salad for 2 people):
4 – 5 Cups Asian Baby Greens Mix
1 Cup Mung Bean Sprouts
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)
1 Cup Raw Snow Peas (julienned)
1 Carrot (julienned)
1/4 Onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 Cup Unsalted Peanuts or Cashew Nuts
300-400 grams Steamed Shrimp (optional)

Dressing  (makes 1 cup- can be used for 1 or 2 large salads)
1 Mango
2 Shallots
1 clove of Garlic (minced)
Roots of 1 bunch of Coriander/Cilantro (use the roots not the greens!)
1 Chili Pepper (optional)
1 Lime (juice of)
1/3 Cup Oil*
2 Tbsps Plain Rice Vinegar (unseasoned/unsweetened)
1 Tbsp Raw Honey**
1/4 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
A few drops of Fish Sauce or a few pinches of salt.**

* Use any oil you have that has the least amount of flavour, taste or aroma. Oils I can recommend to use are avocado oil, palm oil (sustainably harvested), cold pressed sesame seed oil (not toasted sesame oil!), homemade boiled coconut oil (not the cold pressed coconut oil), etc.. Olive oil and cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil can be too overpowering for this salad dressing.

** If vegan or vegetarian, omit the honey and add a little extra mango, and use a few pinches of salt instead of fish sauce.

Directions:
1- Prepare all the ingredients for the salad dressing and blend in a blender until smooth.
2- If using shrimp for the salad, steam or grill them.
3- Prepare the salad ingredients and mix everything together in a large bowl.
4- Toss half of the salad dressing into salad, mix thoroughly and taste, and if needed, add more salad dressing!
5- Serve immediately!!!

Extra salad dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.


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Jun 262014
 

I was asked recently what cleanses I would recommend to someone who just got out of a hospital and wants to do a cleanse from all the medication they were given. Great question!!I know most people feel pretty awful after staying in a hospital for surgery or treatment, and many feel so toxic from the medications, IV, and/or anesthetic, that afterwards they think about doing a cleanse to rid their body of all the chemicals and get their body back to balance.

I understand where people are coming from when they think about doing a fast or cleanse after staying in a hospital, but I actually don’t recommend doing any fasting or cleanses until someone has fully recovered. In today’s video I go over my opinion on this matter and give other suggests for what people can do instead to get healthy right after being released from the hospital.


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