Sunday, July 6, 2014

EAT YOUR SUNSCREEN!


Okay so please don’t open your bottle of Banana Boat and start sucking it down! In this post we are going to discuss the dangers of sunscreen, the importance of sun and the best ways to protect your skin from a burn. If you know me, you know I have one brown skinned child and one very pale, fair skinned child. I follow the same rule for both-NO SUNSCREEN. Why? Well I am a Vitamin D connoisseur, I love Vitamin D and the best and most economical way to get it is from the sun.
First let me explain that our skin absorbs every toxin we put on it, and it goes directly into our blood stream.  In fact, our body absorbs toxins through our skin, quicker than when we ingest toxins through our food/beverages. Most sunscreens on the market are extremely toxic and far from protective. Did you know that UVA rays are what cause cancer and 95% of sunscreens don’t filter UVA!? UVB is what allows our bodies to make Vitamin D, and ironically the over the counter sunscreens do filter UVB.  Wearing any sunscreen blocks the body’s ability to produce Vitamin D, which is vital for hundreds of reactions in the body including the protection against cancer.

So here is the deal, sunburn is a type of inflammation, and diet has a tremendous impact on inflammation in the body. As such, addressing diet is much more important that just slathering on the sunscreen. Additionally dietary improvements can improve other areas of health as well.  So what can you eat to prevent sunburn?  

Lets look 2 types of foods to prevent sunburn:
#1: Omega 3 Fatty Acids: grass fed meat, wild caught fish, free range chicken, organic pastured eggs. Omega 3 fats prevent inflammation which can cause sunburn. Omega 3 fatty acids also help with redness from sunburn as well as the aging effects of sun. When we are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, we double up on our dose of fermented cod liver oil as an anti-inflammatory boost! We take fermented cod liver oil everyday as a part of our routine. Taking it regularly is most effective in protecting against sunburns and any inflammatory disease.



#2 Phyto-Nutrients which are antioxidants: most any type of brightly colored fruits and veggies. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, mangoes, beets, red peppers, kale, tomatoes, sweet potatoes. Lets look at the top 3 phyto nutrients…

Lutein, a phyto-nutrient found in deep green and orange fruits and vegetables, protects skin from UV (sun) damage, and also boosts hydration, skin elasticity, and superficial lipids. Kale, spinach, chard, carrots, orange peppers, pumpkin, and other squashes are all good examples of places to find lutein.

Beta-carotene, along with other carotenoids, accumulate in the skin and provide 24-hour protection against sun damage. These carotenoids are also important for vision, immune function, and bone health. They are found in yellow and orange fruits, and dark, leafy greens: squash, sweet potato, carrots, apricots, cantaloupe, spinach, kale, etc.

Lycopenes enhance the use of stored vitamin D and protect the skin from sun damage. Lycopenes are found in red fruits, such as tomatoes, papayas, and watermelon.

The best news is that all of these wonderful foods are immune-boosters, filled with important anti-oxidants and much-needed fiber, and just plain good for you. And, of course, they’re delicious, so you can’t go wrong by including a few servings in your diet every day.

Lets look at 2 types of foods which lead to inflammation, increasing your risk of sunburn:





Excess glucose leads to inflammation. What is glucose you ask? Carbohydrates and sugar turn into glucose in our system. Now don't get me wrong, glucose is very necessary for good health, but not in the quantities that the 'Standard American Diet' promotes.  We should get the majority of our glucose from fresh vegetables and fruits and some properly prepared grains. Grains and sugar are the leading culprits to excess glucose. Look at the above pictures-these are the most commonly consumed meals for most American's-in fact the recommended breakfast by our American Dietetics Association is cereal, toast and orange juice. Other than the very small piece of butter on the toast, that breakfast IS ALL GLUCOSE aka SUGAR which=INFLAMMATION.

We don't wear sunscreen, unless we are out in the direct sunlight for more than 1 hour,  and we don't get sunburns, but that is because first and foremost we follow a very anti-inflammatory diet devoid of excess glucose. However, unless you choose to 'Eat your Sunscreen' you will likely continue to experience sunburns. So rather than taking a dangerous 'band aid' approach, by slathering your kids up in toxins, be preventive, change your diet and soak up that vitamin D! 

Now, if you still feel the need to have sunscreen on hand, here are a few rules to live by: the best sunscreen is a hat and shirt. Cotton clothing provides SPF 15 protection. Use titanium dioxide or zinc oxide which are very natural minerals that just create a physical barrier between your skin and sun. There are a few brands of healthy sunscreen options on the market, devoid of toxins: 

HELICHRYSUM: Click Here


COCONUT OIL:  Click Here(coconut oil can be used as light protection as it is naturally about an SPF 5)

BADGER Sunblock:  Click Here

CALIFORNIA BABY Sunblock: Click Here

ALL TERRAIN Sunblock: Click Here

What to avoid in a sunscreen:
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate): The sunscreen industry uses vitamin A in its formulations because it is an anti-oxidant that is thought to slow skin aging. However, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study found that a form of vitamin A, retinyl palmitate, when used in sunscreen and therefore exposed to sunlight may actually speed the development of skin lesions and tumors.
Oxybenzone: Sixty-five percent of non mineral sunscreens on the U.S. market contain oxybenzone. This chemical penetrates your skin in large amounts, potentially triggering allergic reactions. Oxybenzone is also a potential endocrine-disrupting chemical that can cause hormone disruption and cell damage.

Happy 'pinking,' soak up that vitamin D baby!


For more information please check out Dr. Mercola’s site.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Protein Pizza!

This is a very quick and easy homemade pizza recipe. There are two great things about this recipe other than the INCREDIBLE taste:
1) It is nutrient dense, full of healthy protein and fat and devoid of grains and sugar
2) It takes 20 minutes to make (not including the baking time) and any busy momma or full time working super woman has the time to do it! 

This recipe will make 2 medium sized pizzas!



Almond Flour Crust
2 cups blanched almond flour (I prefer Honeyville)
1 tsp. of each: garlic powder, oregano, thyme and herbs de provence
1 tsp. sea salt
2 pastured organic eggs
1 TBL organic cold pressed olive oil
1 cup raw cows milk parmesan (optional)


1) Preheat oven to 350°F
2) In large bowl, mix together flour, herbs, and salt
3) In small bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese and olive oil
4) Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stir to combine.
5) Collect dough together into a ball.
6) Place a piece of parchment paper on counter and put dough in center. Place another sheet of parchment paper over and roll dough out to desired thickness
7) Remove top sheet of paper and move parchment paper with dough onto a baking sheet
8) Bake crust for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden


                                                                    Sauce: 

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Hain Safflower as there are no bad oils or hydrogenated oils present)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 TBL freshly chopped garlic
1 tsp dried basil
24 oz of organic tomato sauce (I use Bionature Organic)

1) Combine all ingredients in a blender to combine well and spread with a pastry brush onto the pre-cooked pizza dough.








Toppings:
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of kalamata olives (pitted and sliced in half)
2 cups of fresh spinach
1 lb of crimini mushrooms, sliced thinly
1 cup of fresh basil, finley chopped
1 cup of mozzarella, grated
1 cup of raw cheese, grated

1) Melt 2 TBL organic cultured butter in skillet and add onions
2) Cook onions slowly, stirring occasionally and adding more butter as necessary
3) Add 1 tsp raw honey and continue cooking slowly until brown and caramelized, approximately 15 minutes
4) Sprinkle mozzarella on dough and then add toppings in order desired
5) Top with raw cheddar
6) Put back in oven until cheese is melted about 10 minutes

*For those who have a smoker/grill such as a Traeger, throw the pizza on the Traeger at 400 for 10 minutes and it gives it the most wonderful flavor!

Friday, May 30, 2014

When Medicine is Wrong

I am thankful for our Oncologist, she is kind, communicative and really cares about my son. I am thankful for the research that has gone into childhood cancer treatment, and for the ability to have the option of medicine when it is necessary. I am very thankful for the technology advances in medicine, that played an integral part in diagnosing my son with cancer.  If we had a choice, I am not certain we would have chosen to treat Kicker's cancer with conventional medicine, chemotherapy, etc. However, because we do not have that choice, we are making the most of being in the midst of a very helpful, yet corrupt world of medicine.

The definition of Medicine is “the field of applied science related to the art of healing by diagnosistreatment, and prevention of disease.[1] It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness in human beings.”

Hey-I like that! "the art of healing by diagnosis, treatment and PREVENTION of disease." Watching the hands of a heart surgeon, the intent, focused gaze of a neurologist as he reviews CT scans, the ability to reconstruct limbs, via technology. THAT is art. It is a blessing that we have come so far and have such talented individuals who choose to practice medicine. But when medicine is wrong, our lives are jeopardized and the art of healing is lost. We have become entirely too dependent on medicine to maintain our health. The mentality of 'cut, burn, poison' is widely accepted amongst both physicians and patients. The art of healing by diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, should primarily look at addressing the underlying cause of the health issue. For example, your gallbladder is acting up? Well, lets just cut it out…you don't need it anyway. WHAT? First of all we DO need that organ to assimilate fat, detox and make babies (God was very intentional in designing our bodies). Lets first attempt to detox the gallbladder and look at a diet and supplemental protocol that will help support healing that organ….ohhhh wait, that won't make any money-diet and supplementation produces zero dollar signs for big pharma and since big pharma funds medical schools (where our physicians get their education) well, addressing the underlying cause of disease just got a whole lot more unlikely.

Priumum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means "first, do no harm." Upon graduation from medical school, the new physicians take an oath, on stage, in front of their peers. It is called the Hippocratic Oath:

HIPPOCRATIC OATH: CLASSICAL VERSION
I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:
To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art—if they desire to learn it—without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.
I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.
I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.
Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.
What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.
If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.  Translation from the Greek by Ludwig Edelstein. From The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, by Ludwig Edelstein. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1943.

Interesting eh? First off let me defend physicians by stating that as a culture, we are so unhealthy. We no longer take care of ourselves, therefore we put a huge demand on doctors to make us better-with drugs, surgeries, etc. We absolutely have to take responsibility for the way medicine has changed by putting an end to using it as a ‘band aid’ and instead for only acute situations. It is time that both physicians and patients feel some conviction about addressing the underlying cause of disease. Although I do understand there is reason for physicians to use a knife and occasionally the use of a deadly drug (such as chemotherapy), how much of this oath, is actually upheld today in the practice of medicine? It is almost like we have gone backwards-we FIRST use the knife or FIRST use the deadly drug, and then when NOTHING else works, there is a VERY slim chance that we are forced into looking at the underlying cause of disease through alternative medicine. 

I want to touch on the following statement in the oath: I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment: I have stated before that there has been research done (primarily by Dr. Otto Warburg and most recently Dr. Thomas Seyfried) showing that if you put a patient on a diet that is devoid of any sugar and mostly ketogenic, you can reduce the amount of chemotherapy by upwards of 70%! Yet, you ask most oncologists and they will say, “oh diet has nothing to do with cancer treatment, just let them eat whatever they will eat-a calorie, is a calorie, is a calorie.” Well I beg to differ-lets look at how physicians detect cancer.  A PET scan.  This is the primary tool used in diagnosing cancer.  When you give a PET scan, you inject radio-traced glucose (sugar) into the body and the cancer cells will light up at the uptake of sugar. This is a very effective way of detecting cancer cells, because cancer cells uptake sugar at a rate of 40% more than typical cells. Now, I am sorry, did you say that diet doesn’t affect cancer treatment?!

I will not donate to conventional childhood cancer research, such as American Cancer Society, for example. I encourage all of my friends and family to follow suit. Why? Because those funds go to pharmaceutical companies whom then give a $20,000,000 grant (as an example) to a research group. That pharmaceutical company is not going to be very happy if the research group researches a ‘natural supplement or natural diet’ to cure cancer. They want to see a drug produced that will make them a very large profit.

Do some of those drugs prove effective? Yes, but we have been fighting this cancer war since Nixon declared the official “war on cancer” 40 years ago with the National Cancer Act. And what have we been fighting this war with? Drugs, drugs and more drugs. According to the American Cancer Society, 569,490 people died in the US from cancer in 2010. In 2002, the death toll from cancer was 555,500. The American Cancer Society also declares that , 1 and 2 men and 1 and 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime. Within 5 years, cancer will be the leading cause of death in America. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that despite the billions of dollars thrown at the cancer industry, we are loosing this war. More people are dying from treatment and not the disease. Daily, pediatric cancer patients are suffering from medicine induced fungal infections, bacterial infections, severely compromised immune systems, organ failure. What good is it if their tumors are shrinking, but their body is too weak to function? I am not asking to completely get rid of medicine, I am asking for a treatment plan designed to heal the body without profit being the priority. I am asking for doctors and patients to consider diet and detox as a foundational part of cancer treatment. We can't play dumb and ignore the evidence that what we are doing is not working. 


Don’t get me wrong-I absolutely believe that childhood cancer research needs more funding. With a dismal 3.8% of all of the funds allocated to cancer research going to pediatrics, we are in desperate need of more funding. HOWEVER, until big pharma puts HEALTH before profit, that funding is going to have to go to private individuals or groups that bust their ass to do their own research for real, healing, less toxic treatments, and hope and pray it is published.  We are praying about starting a non-profit organization where we raise money to allocate scholarships to kids with cancer. Those scholarships will be used towards alternative treatment, supplementation, food, and tools for at home detox.  All of those items are likely outside of someone’s reach because it is not covered by insurance. THAT is the kind of funding we need.  In the meantime, we have to take this responsibility into our own hands. This is why, our family has employed a team of alternative practitioners for Kicker, follow a strict ketogenic diet, practice a very intense regime of detox remedies and immune supplementation-that we have done all the research on.our.own. The irony? Well insurance won’t cover ANY of that because it is considered “preventive.” Wait…wasn’t the definition of medicine “the field of applied science related to the art of healing by diagnosistreatment, and prevention of disease.” This is exactly where medicine goes wrong.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tomorrow Is A New Day….

I am so tired. I am so blessed. We are so tired. We are so very blessed. Although things could be much worse, much much worse, days like today I just so desperately want my normal, happy, easy, life back. I want fun back in my family. I want a week long vacation on the beach, with my husband, where we don't talk about meds, we don't worry about the "what ifs" we don't loose patience with our kids out of exhaustion.

As I put the kids into their room for nap I closed the door behind me and slumped to the floor and just cried. I feel like a terrible mom some days. My exhaustion and stress will creep up on me and turns into impatience, frustration and anger with my children. It isn't their fault, they didn't choose this. My son is fighting the real battle-so get your shit together Season. Little tasks like cleaning up the kitchen after lunch, seems like trying to climb to the top of Mt. Whitney. There is a dirty plate full of uneaten lunch across from me, a stack of medical bills that I have been working through all morning, fighting with insurance over, underneath my computer. I can see a bio-hazard bag on my counter, full of the toxic chemotherapy that I am anxiously anticipating giving to Kicker in a couple of hours.

I just want it to all go away. I want to take my kids to dinner tonight, and then out to ice-cream-maybe even a movie. But we can't. Kicker can't be in public and isn't able to enjoy treats like that right now due to the toxic load of meds he is on. I want fun back. I want my social media posts to be all focused on nutrition and health, not updates on my son who is fighting cancer. I am tired of feeling so helpless about the many people who are blessing us with fundraisers. I so badly want to repay everyone the blessing we have been given. When I hear about a fundraiser our friends are doing, I immediately think 'that is so amazing, but who would come to that anyway?' 'Do we really need this money being raised, are we truly deserving?' There are so many people out there fighting harder battles with less provisions that we often feel undeserving. Please do not misunderstand this as not being grateful. Oh are we grateful. Every time I see a #teamkicker picture, I still cry. When I hear about a fundraiser being held for Kicker, my knees get weak and my jaw tightens as my eyes well up with tears. God has shown us so many blessing through this, it is all just overwhelming as we wonder how we will ever express our true gratitude.

Hard times make the good times better. So I have got to believe that we have a lot of 'good times' ahead…perhaps even a 'honeymoon' tropical vacation one day.  But today is just one of those shitty days, and when I go to bed, God will give me the grace that I need to start over tomorrow. I am going to try so hard to choose joy the rest of this day. I have a beautiful family, a warm home (although dirty) and healthy food on the table (that needs to be put away). I have a God who loves me so much and forgives me for my shortcomings all.day.long (and apparently thinks I am a badass because of the challenge He has chosen to give us). I have so many reasons to be thankful, but today-I just felt the need to write out the cry of my heart, praying it is purposeful and will touch someone else who is going through a challenging time so that they know that they are NOT alone. Now I am going to put my iPod on my arm, on the Pandora station Justin Timberlake, and run my ass off. Tomorrow is a new day.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Choosing Strength & Detox Remedies for Cancer

You don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. I read this quote somewhere recently, and it speaks volumes to our journey. Prior to Kickers Leukemia diagnosis, on Dec 4th, 2013, I had only met one other person who had a child who had just beat cancer. It was totally unheard of-and from my perspective; cancer was a death sentence, especially for children. Have you seen the heartbreaking St. Jude’s commercials? Shots of these bald, sad looking children, parents in tears looking hopeless. I could never even watch the whole commercial because it was just too upsetting. However, that strength that I didn't know I had, came into play the minute we were told Kickers diagnosis. Not for a second did I ever believe he would not win this fight. Do kids die from Leukemia? Absolutely…. however, mostly from the treatment, not the actual disease.  If I let my thoughts go there, for even a second, my strength would crumble. So being strong is the only choice that I have.

If you would have told me that kids with cancer still play, they still laugh, they still jump on trampolines, go swimming and cry from scrapped up knees-I probably wouldn't have been able to comprehend it.  I would have assumed that these kids were lying in hospital beds, pushing IV poles all of the time. Don't get me wrong, some of them are so sick that they are lying in beds and monitored 24/7, and it breaks my heart, but those kids are still smiling in between the heartache. They are going to the oncology floor playroom in between treatments. They are playing video games with their roommate in the hospital room after procedures. My point here is that kids with cancer does not have to = hopelessness. It is not just bald headed children looking helpless, starring out hospital windows. Of course there are moments of sadness, moments of hopelessness, moments of my heart breaking as I watch my 3-year-old baby looking out of a hospital window.  But I would have to say that 90% of the time, childhood cancer is a picture of hope and fight. These kids are beasts. 

Maintaining strength is absolutely essential as a primary caregiver in my son's fight against leukemia.  It would be so easy and require so much less strength to just give in to medicine 100% and follow everything the doctors have said, without doing my own research. It would require so much less strength if I just give up on maintaing Kicker on a therapeutic, strict diet. What if I would just throw in the towel on fighting with him daily to get him to take all of his supplements and do all of his detox remedies? Being strong is the only choice I have, and I am certain that not giving up, and continuing to ask God for strength, every.damn.morning, is allowing my son to heal and not just fight cancer, but also thrive while he is fighting it. 

Sadly, what I have seen is that many of our kids are not given the tools to fight this disease with adequate physical strength. Their fragile little bodies are pumped so full of medicine and toxic drugs that it slowly starts to break them down. So wouldn't it be fair to ask that while we pump these children with toxic drugs that are intended to kill a disease, that we also provide them with the tools and education to detox their bodies and build them back up? I believe that one of the most important parts of treating cancer is detox. From my experience in dealing with conventional medicine, there is absolutely NO incorporation of detox. When you break down a tumor, it releases dead tumor waste that is extremely toxic to the body and needs to be eliminated. I have yet to meet an Oncologist who advises their patients on detoxing the dead cancer cells out. It would make sense to me that this is a reason that many cancers come back. Our bodies do have the ability to naturally detox through urine, waste and sweat. But when you are pumping the body full of toxic medications, killing toxic cancer cells, our natural ability to detox is not nearly enough. 

As a holistic nutritionist, I immediately employed my own knowledge as well as the team of our alternative physicians knowledge, to put together a protocol (aside from his conventional treatment) to best support his body during this process. To ensure that he has the strength to fight like a beast and most importantly for the quality of his life after his 3 year treatment. Below are just 4 of our detox therapies we do with Kicker and why I believe he has continued not to experience any side effects form the toxic drugs he is receiving.


Doing his castor oil pack detox
while watching a 'toon.
Castor Oil Pack Detox:  The castor bean (Oleum Ricini) is known principally as a cathartic (strong laxative). As a pack placed over the abdomen, usually with heat applied, the oil is absorbed into the lymphatic circulation to provide a soothing, cleansing, and nutritive treatment.
Use: The castor oil pack is specific for detox. It is very effective in the use of non-cancerous uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. Other conditions which seem to respond well include headaches, liver disorders, constipation, intestinal disorders, gallbladder inflammation or stones, conditions with poor elimination, nighttime urinary frequency, and inflamed joints. It is not to be used during pregnancy, heavy menstrual flow, or the presence of internal bleeding.

Materials Needed: Castor oil, a sheet of plastic (a garbage bag is fine), 36” x 18” piece of cotton flannel, hot water bottle or heating pad
Procedure:
Rub a generous amount of castor oil over the skin on top of the liver area, both on the front and on the
Location of your liver is on the right side of
your body beneath the breast and down to the
bottom of the rib cage. 
back. Place a cotton washrag or hand towel over the covered area and then wrap in plastic wrap to ensure the cloth is held in place. Then place heating pad or hot water bottle on top and lay on your right side for a minimum of 45 minutes. You may even fall asleep and wear the pack all night. If using a heating pad, unplug it before falling asleep. 
For maximum effectiveness, apply the pack as often as possible- at least 4 consecutive days per week for at least 4-6 weeks. Daily use provides the most beneficial effects. Kicker holds the castor oil pack for at least 20 minutes (the length of a cartoon) and does it 5 nights a week.
Epsom Salt /Baking Soda Bath w/ Essential Oil: The sulfates in Epsom salt help flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. Your skin is a highly porous membrane and adding the right minerals to your bathwater triggers a process called reverse osmosis, which actually pulls salt out of your body, and harmful toxins along with it. The baking soda helps with ridding the body of chemicals from food, drugs, radiation exposure, etc. Use 2 cups epsom salt, 2 cups baking soda (aluminum free). Add to a very warm bath and let dissolve for 5 minutes. I add 4 drops of each, Rosemary and Juniper Berry essential oil (from DoTerra), as both are specific for detoxing the body. We do these baths at least 4 days week.


Nebulizing his Glutathione
Formula
Nebulize Glutathione: We purchased this nebulizer and our Osteopath put together a ‘cocktail’ of detox nutrients that stimulate glutathione, which is a very important antioxidant whose job is to prevent damage to cells. As Dr. Mark Hyman states, "(Glutathione) is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease." Although our body does produce it's own glutathione, when the liver is burdened with toxins (medicine, environmental toxins, radiation, etc) then our body becomes incapable of producing the necessary amount of glutathione. Thus making it an important part of cancer detox. For more on the importance on glutathione, and how to make sure you are not deficient, read this. Contact your holistic physician or work with an alternative pharmacy, such as this one.  


Sippin' on greens and juice,
laid back….
Green Juice: This green juice is an important detoxification routine.  It assists in the rapid removal of metabolic wastes from the body and the rebuilding of damaged tissues. Juicing helps clear the kidneys of toxins as well as contribute to the proper digestion of food. Green juice consists of the following: 1 apple (to sweeten), 1 orange, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cucumber, 1 carrot, 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bunch cilantro, 8 kale leaves, 4 beet greens, red bell pepper, green cabbage, 1 lemon and 1/2 bulb of ginger. It is very important that the produce in the juice is all organically grown. I do not recommend powdered greens as most of them have been preserved and are not in their most nutrient dense state. Kicker drinks this juice at least 4-6 days a week.