Everyone has an opinion. I go with what works for me. In addition, I studied and became certified in holistic nutrition education from Bauman College in Northern California. The awareness my studies brought me continues to play a significant role in my health and well-being.
Tonight it's Julie and Julia with MS. So, what did I choose?
Not your typical MS choice during the summer as it's a bit warming but let's look at the benefits:
- The weather is much cooler today, my body isn't screaming "cold shower"
- There was frozen pork in the freezer that needed using
- Jalepenos, though warming, are high in Vit C and other nutrients - good to cleanse out the sinuses and they are growing in the garden
- Radishes - excellent kidney cleanser and tonic.
- Hominy - how comforting! and nothing wrong with that.
- Cabbage - cleansing again and easy to get at farmers market right now
- Because I've been craving it and sometimes it's good to feed the beast.
- It's Sunday.
- I've worked hard all week
- I've eaten cooling and healing foods all weekend.
Chili peppers/Cayenne Pepper: aids in digestion, improves appetitie, stimulates secretion of salivary glands and gastric juices, blood circulation when used topically, and helps with frost bite, rheumatism, and lumbago, according to:
Pork: Neutral, sweet and slaty: used to lubricate dryness; affects the spleen, stomach and kidnes. Good for diabetes, underweight, dry cough, constipation.
"Chinese Natural Cure; Traditional methods of remedy and prevention" by Henry C. Lu.
Radishes: "Cool; pungent and sweet; affects the lungs and stomach; detoxicates; downwards movements; promotes digestion and elminates hot mucous discharge". heck - I'm going to grab some now....Just a second....ahhhh, much better. I just chowed three or four. Then coughed up a big ugly mucousy thing. Never mind that. I'm trying to cleanse out my lungs and throat. They are a bit rusty after the fire.
Check this out:
- Drink fresh radish juice to relieve intoxication. Gotta like that one!
- Drink fresh radish juice mixed with ginger juice to cure laryngitis.
- Regular consumption of fresh radishies prevents common cold, flu and respiratory infections.
- Good for coughs, asthma and indigestion.
There are many recipes. I tweaked a version I found on Recipezaar.com, where I have some recipes posted. Didn't know I could cook? Just a bit and nothing fancy. Mine are listed under Farmgirl. You will quickly notice that I have several identities.
Pozole Recipe from Recipezaar
And then I opened Paul Pitchfor'ds "Healing with Whole Foods" - a must have for any one interested in modern nutrition. That will probably come another day. I'm tired.
On another note, I need to make an appointment with my ENT tomorrow. There's something funky going on in my throat. I don't blame it - it's been through hell. I just hope it isn't too late. It needs some major TLC.
Take care - Eat Pozole!