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Pain Management

My favorite foods which may help to naturally prevent and reverse pain include:

Fruit: Most fruit is about 80% water which is believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties. (Soak dried fruit before eating or blending in a smoothie.)

Water: Water is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Arugula: Dark-leafy greens like arugula are believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Celery: Celery is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Walnuts: Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids which are said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger: Ginger root may help stop the formation of inflammatory compounds, leukotrienes and prostaglandins, and break down acidity and inflammation in joint-fluids. Add to fruit smoothies. (Ginger relieved my vertigo.)

Curry: Curry contains turmeric which contains curcumin said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Chili: Chili peppers contain capsaicin which is said to stop the functioning of a hormone that transmits pain signals to the brain.

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Sproutman @ Boston Veg Fest


Turn Your Kitchen into A “Farmacy”
. Discover the Healing Medicines in Micro Greens & Baby Greens. What you put into your body every day has more of an impact on your health than anything else you do. We all know that heart disease can be caused by bad diet, but now mainstream studies prove that it can also be treated by diet. The same is true for diabetes, allergies, arthritis, fibromyalgia, obesity, etc. Good diet has the power to prevent disease before it starts. But some foods have more healing potential than others! Meet “Sproutman” Steve Meyerowitz and discover how a diet rich in micro-greens and baby vegetables contain a juggernaut of phyto-chemicals that have the power to prevent and reverse disease. C’mon by The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival Sat., Oct 27, 2012, 11AM–6PM and Sun., Oct 28, 2012, 10AM–4PM Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA bostonveg.org/foodfest More info: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/85244582/

Pam Popper & Melanie Joy

Dr. Pam Popper’s newest book, Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis, goes beyond diet advice and covers myths about protein, supplementation, the role of genes, and other related issues. Information about how nutrition affects many different conditions and stories of people who have regained their health with diet are included, along with details about issues like public policy, school food, and how to reduce the financial burden of health care for employers. This book is a blueprint for how to save the country billions of dollars in unnecessary costs per year and help Americans to improve their quality of life through optimal health. At Dr. Pam Poppers talk, I learned a cool natural wellness tip: “Every hour slept before midnight is like two hours of sleep.” So for example if I sleep from 9pm til 2am that is like getting 8 hours of sleep! Wow! :) She also said that there is a very high percentage of false positives in cancer screenings and overall a very low cancer cure rate from medical doctors but they manipulate the figures to make it sound better. She says to eat fruits and veggies to manage disease. :)

In Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism social psychologist, Dr. Melanie Joy, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption. She explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term “carnism” to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others. Joy investigates factory farming, exposing how cruelly the animals are treated, the hazards that meatpacking workers face, and the environmental impact of raising 10 billion animals for food each year. Controversial and challenging, this book will change the way you think about food forever.

I had the pleasure of seeing the bright and beautiful Dr. Pam Popper, PhD, ND and Dr. Melanie Joy, PhD, EdM speak at The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Sun., Oct 28, 2012, at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Website: bostonveg.org/foodfest More info: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/85244582/

Crazy Sexy (cancer) Diet

Crazy Sexy DietInfused with cancer survivor, Kris Carr’s, signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass! Along with help from her posse of experts, she lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair, making this a must-have for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

From the Introduction: Do you have any idea what it’s like to feel blissfully whole and comfortable in your skin? You will. The Crazy Sexy Diet and lifestyle will give you the tools to navigate through life with clarity, balance, and flow. Health is more than just the absence of disease; it is the presence of vitality. Health is freedom from obstruction; it’s living in a harmonious way that creates both inner and outer peace. . . . The Crazy Sexy Diet is loaded with wisdom, tips and advice from personal experience. If I feel great living and eating this way then you can feel fantastic! What I present to you is what works for me and countless other wellness warriors. This information just might save your life, or at the very least reduce the pesky cellulite. It’s an awakening without the disease, knowledge without the price. Changing your mind is the biggest obstacle you face. But once you do, you’ll realize that you are the one you’ve been waiting for. . . .

Kris Carr

Including contributions by:
Dean Ornish, M.D. – author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Neal Barnard, M.D. – author, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), author of Food for Life
Kathy Freston – author of Quantum Wellness and health advocate
Alejandro Junger, M.D. – author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself, and director of integrative medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
Rory Freedman – coauthor of Skinny Bitch and health advocate
Mark Hyman, M.D. – author of The UltraMind Solution and pioneer in functional medicine
Emily Deschanel – star of the Fox series Bones and health advocate
Sharon Gannon – author of Yoga and Vegetarianism, and cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
Wayne Pacelle – president & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Stacy Malkan – author and cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Dr. Lilli Link – specialist in raw foods and integrative nutrition
Frank Lipman – author of Revive: Stop feeling Spent and Start Living Again and founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

What people are saying about Kris Carr and her Crazy Sexy Revolution:
“Kris Carr titillatingly turns a supermarket into a pharmacy.” —Mehmet Oz, MD
“When Kris speaks you can hear a pin drop. She is a fresh, authentic, and empowering voice.” —Marianne Williamson
“Kris is a ray of light, a true leader of courage and inspiration.” —Donna Karan
“I love Kris Carr, she glows. It’s not just because of what she’s done, which is extraordinary. It’s who she is.” —Dean Ornish, MD
“Thank God Kris is one of those women who has the courage and generosity to share her experience. I love Kris’ book!” —Sheryl Crow
“I am personally inspired by her example in leading the way for people to take control of their bodies and their health.” —T. Colin Campbell, PhD
Crazy Sexy Diet is a must-have if you’re ready to take control of your health. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.” —Neal Barnard, MD
“That Kris’ book landed in your lap is no coincidence—it is actually a miracle.” —Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch
“A riveting new film.” —Oprah Winfrey on Crazy Sexy Cancer
“If you’re in the market for a great book on how to boost your health naturally this year, this is a must-read.” —Glamour.com

About the Author:
Kris Carr—author, motivational speaker, and wellness warrior—has written two previous books: the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor. She leads workshops and gives lectures at wellness centers, universities, and corporations across America. Visit her at her award-winning online magazine, crazysexylife.com.

Kris Carr Biography:
Kris Carr is a multi-week New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and wellness coach. She is the subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which she wrote and directed for TLC, and the author of the groundbreaking Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Kris’ third book, Crazy Sexy Diet (#1 Amazon Best Seller, NY Times Best Seller), is the ultimate diet and lifestyle game plan for wellness warriors seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness. Her books have been translated into 13 languages. Kris regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University. She is a Contributing Editor for Natural Health Magazine and writes for many online publications. Television appearances include: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Gayle King Show, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, The Revolution and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kris is also the founder of crazysexylife.com an award-winning wellness site offering daily tips, articles, programs and events. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless individuals to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-based diet, improving lifestyle practices, and learning to live and love with passion. Her motto: Make juice not war!

Kale Chips ~ Yum! :)

Kale ChipsI make delicious nutritious Kale Chips with a light lemon sesame dressing gently dehydrated at 105℉ to preserve vital nutrients including enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.  ~ Yum! :)

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Wild Edible Cherries

Cherries contain anthocyanins, nature’s pain reliever, and melatonin, another natural pain reliever that also helps regulate the sleep cycle! Anthocyanins are also used by the body to help produce amino acids which are used to produce protein. Cherries also contain fiber and lots of Vitamin C, an antioxidant, with anti-cancer properties. Wow! My favorite cherries are wild black cherries that fall into my yard from my neighbor’s wild cherry tree.

Joe Cross: Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

FAT SICK JOE CROSSFat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

This video made me smile, cry, and feel very inspired to see people taking charge of their lives, happiness, and wellness naturally, easily, and inexpensively. In my wellness journey , I’ve been more of a “smoothie girl” than a “juicer” because at the beginning I had a blender and not a juicer, but this video even made me want to juice. :) This video will be a great gift to your loved-ones!