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Would you like to clear away the sluggish fog of too much “summer fun”? The grey bloat of too many happy hours? Looking to lighten the load a little? Clean out the junk drawer? Are you experiencing any symptoms like:

  • weight gain
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • depression, irritability, anxiety, mood swings
  • insomnia
  • bad breath
  • itchy skin
  • poor focus or memory
  • sinus congestion, allergies
  • constipation, gas, bloating

These can all be related to inefficient elimination of toxins!

We live in an ever increasing toxic environment.  Causes of impaired detoxification can include:

  • Overwhelming load (exogenous-from outside the body, and endogenous-toxins generated by dysbiosis and leaky gut)
  • Impaired excretion (liver, bowel, kidney, lymph)
  • Inefficient fuels (improper macronutrient balance)
  • Deficiencies in micronutrients (antioxidants, cofactors for detox pathways)

You are in luck! Fall Detox Group Starts October 22!

Here’s the what’s and the how’s: 21 days of 2 shakes a day with some liver cleansing herbs and digestive enzymes. Plenty of protein(in the shakes- it’s non GMO pea protein, Quality Whey, OR Collagen from pastured cows) to support proper phase one and phase two detox. Modified, individualized elimination diet. Learn how to properly support your organs of elimination to avoid “detox symptoms.” People do very well on this program and generally feel energetic and clear headed. Videos, email support, and live Q &A weekly.  There will also be a private Facebook group for members to share ideas, recipes, and ask questions.

The 21 day detox costs only $247. When consider the cost remember that you will be replacing 30 meals with the shakes, so think of all the money you will save on groceries!

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Would you like to clear away the sluggish fog of too much “summer fun”? The grey bloat of too many happy hours? Looking to lighten the load a little? Clean out the junk drawer? Are you experiencing any symptoms like:

  • weight gain
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • depression, irritability, anxiety, mood swings
  • insomnia
  • bad breath
  • itchy skin
  • poor focus or memory
  • sinus congestion, allergies
  • constipation, gas, bloating

These can all be related to inefficient elimination of toxins!

We live in an ever increasing toxic environment.  Causes of impaired detoxification can include:

  • Overwhelming load (exogenous-from outside the body, and endogenous-toxins generated by dysbiosis and leaky gut)
  • Impaired excretion (liver, bowel, kidney, lymph)
  • Inefficient fuels (improper macronutrient balance)
  • Deficiencies in micronutrients (antioxidants, cofactors for detox pathways)

You are in luck! Fall Detox Group Starts September 25!

Here’s the what’s and the how’s: 21 days of 2 shakes a day with some liver cleansing herbs and digestive enzymes. Plenty of protein(in the shakes- it’s non GMO pea protein) to support proper phase one and phase two detox. Modified, individualized elimination diet. Learn how to properly support your organs of elimination to avoid “detox symptoms.” People do very well on this program and generally feel energetic and clear headed. There will be 3 live calls (recorded also) for education and support. Those will be Sunday September 25, October 2, and October 9 at 10 am PST. There will also be a private facebook group for members to share ideas, recipes, and ask questions.

The 21 day detox costs only $237. When consider the cost remember that you will be replacing 42 meals with the shakes, so think of all the money you will save on groceries!

Here’s a recorded call I did last fall explaining a bit about why seasonal detox is a wonderful way to support our health.

 

What others have said about the program:
 “We went to a gathering yesterday that represented the most outstanding baked goods we can eat loads of- chocolate shortbread cookies, sour cream coffeecake, arrays of cookies, ad nauseam. Honestly, after two weeks of choosing consciously what goes in the pie-hole, it wasn’t a big deal at all. I NEVER thought I’d feel that way. “I am weak; I can’t say no; diet is out of my control.” These are myths that it’s miraculous to discover.” CM

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Turmeric Ginger Switchel

Turmeric Ginger Switchel

 

Excited to share my new favorite summer drink! Why Turmeric? In botanical medicine it goes by it’s Latin name, Curcuma Longa. It is a member of the ginger family and is a rhizome that looks like ginger, but is bright orange/yellow. The orange color is the carotenoid called ‘curcumin’ which is responsible for the amazing health benefits including high antioxidant power. Turmeric is wonderful for soothing and quenching all sorts of inflammation. We now understand that inflammation is at the root of many common chronic illnesses. It has anti-cancer as well as brain protective benefits. With dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases on the rise, I am definitely looking for prevention strategies, especially ones that taste so good! If you are looking for a way to add delicious supercharged nutrition to your life, you can’t go wrong with Turmeric!

Fresh Turmeric

Fresh Turmeric

It is also slightly bitter, and a warming, stimulating herb which helps with bile production, and can support healthy cholesterol levels. We know it is absorbed best when in the presence of black pepper. In this recipe I use doTERRA black pepper essential oil which is really mild and adds a great balance to the flavor.

IMG_2319If you want to purchase black pepper oil you can do that here. 

 

IMG_2311Ginger is a natural companion to turmeric. Very anti-inflammatory itself, it also helps with digestion, has anticancer benefits too. Ginger has been shown to reduce migraine pain and menstrual cramps. This is powerful kitchen medicine! A switchel is an old fashioned beverage using apple cider vinegar with some sort of sweetener- commonly honey, maple syrup, or molasses. I will be experimenting with using a xylitol simple syrup to reduce the glycemic impact of the switchel. However, the amount of honey used in this recipe is relatively small, and the switchel is diluted with still or sparkling water, so the sugar content is much lower than most commercially available sodas and drinks.

Here is the recipe:

Equal parts fresh turmeric and ginger juice. I juiced them in my champion juicer, however if you do not have a juicer you can grate them on a fine, microplane grater, and then add the freshly grated roots to the apple cider vinegar mixture. When you serve it you will just want to strain it first. So you can scale this recipe as you want, but for this example let’s say we have 1/4 cup combined turmeric and ginger juices. fresh turmeric and ginger juice

To this you will add 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon, lime or a combo of juice.

lemons

Then add 3/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Then stir in your sweetener. I used honey in mine and I used 1/2 cup. You may like it more or less sweet and you can adjust to your taste. honey

4 drops black pepper essential oil

Stir all together. This makes the base of your switchel drink. It is very strong by itself. To serve, add 2-3 Tablespoons to a 12 oz glass filled with ice and either still or sparkling water. It is also delicious added to summer cocktails! Be aware that the Turmeric can stain anything it comes in contact with!

Enjoy!

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Would you like to clear away the sluggish fog of winter? The grey bloat of too many happy hours? Looking to shed a few pounds before summer? Lighten the load? Clean out the junk drawer? Are you experiencing any symptoms like

  • weight gain
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • depression, irritability, anxiety, mood swings
  • insomnia
  • bad breath
  • itchy skin
  • poor focus or memory
  • sinus congestion, allergies
  • constipation, gas, bloating

We live in an ever increasing toxic environment.  Causes of impaired detoxification can include:

  • Overwhelming load (exogenous-from outside the body, and endogenous-toxins generated by dysbiosis and leaky gut)
  • Impaired excretion (liver, bowel, kidney, lymph)
  • Inefficient fuels (improper macronutrient balance)
  • Deficiencies in micronutrients (antioxidants, cofactors for detox pathways)

You are in luck! Spring Detox Group starts April 10th!

Here’s the what’s and the how’s: 21 days of 2 shakes a day with some liver cleansing herbs and digestive enzymes. Plenty of protein(in the shakes- it’s non GMO pea protein) to support proper phase one and phase two detox. Modified, individualized elimination diet. Learn how to properly support your organs of elimination to avoid “detox symptoms.” People do very well on this program and generally feel energetic and clear headed. We will not be meeting in person this time, but there will be 3 live calls (recorded) for education and support. Those will be Sunday April 10, April 17th, and April 24th at 10 am PST. There will also be a private facebook group for members to share ideas, recipes, and ask questions.

The 21 day detox costs only $217. When consider the cost remember that you will be replacing 42 meals with the shakes, so think of all the money you will save on groceries!

Here’s a recorded call I did last fall explaining a bit about why seasonal detox is a wonderful way to support our health.

 

What others have said about the program:
 “We went to a gathering yesterday that represented the most outstanding baked goods we can eat loads of- chocolate shortbread cookies, sour cream coffeecake, arrays of cookies, ad nauseam. Honestly, after two weeks of choosing consciously what goes in the pie-hole, it wasn’t a big deal at all. I NEVER thought I’d feel that way. “I am weak; I can’t say no; diet is out of my control.” These are myths that it’s miraculous to discover.” CM

To join us email me with your interest at dr.rose@rosecabinetmedicine.com

 

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If you have your finger on the pulse of what’s new in Natural Medicine you’ve probably heard about oil pulling.  Folks are talking about it, blogging about it, making you tube videos about it.  There is great debate about it.  Is it the magical cure-all or a complete waste of time?  But first of all what exactly IS oil pulling?

Oil pulling has its roots in Ayurvedic medicine but was made popular by Dr. F. Karach, M.D. in the 1990’s.  The technique involves taking 1 tablespoon of oil (most commonly cold pressed sesame, coconut or sunflower oil) into the mouth and vigorously swishing the oil through the teeth and gums for 20 minutes, then spitting it out and washing the mouth with water and brushing the teeth. The claim is that during this process toxins are pulled from the blood into the viscous oil and then expelled with the oil. There are many anecdotal claims on the internet that this practice not only is good for oral hygiene (cures gingivitis and bad breath, whitens teeth), but that it can cure chronic diseases such as blood disorders, arthritis, hormonal dysregulation, sinusitis, immune disorders and cancer.

Let’s face it:  I’m a sucker for crazy ritualized health routines.  I mean I have fully embraced the castor oil pack, dry skin brushing, jumping into cold water,eating organ meats, and more.  So when I first heard about oil pulling from an interview with Bruce Fife ND, I was intrigued!  Sign me up!  I’ll try it!  I could not think of any reason it would be a BAD idea to swish oil around your mouth.  If nothing else, perhaps we absorb some good fatty acids through the mucus membranes in our mouth.

I do know that our mouths often harbor plenty of bacteria on a good day, and on a bad day can be the source of ongoing, hidden infections that the body has to  continually fight off.    Having a low grade infection takes lots of energy to keep the immune system so revved up and can lead to further complications.   Coconut oil is especially antimicrobial, so there’s that.   With my training in physiology I can’t say that I buy into the idea that toxins are being “pulled” into the saliva/oil mixture through this process.  But I am the first to admit that there is a lot we don’t know about the human body and I don’t need to understand something for it to benefit me.  I mean, I practice homeopathy after all!

So I have been practicing oil pulling with coconut oil (I am a big fan of the many health benefits of coconut oil and I buy it here) and a few drops of On Guard Essential oil (from doTERRA which you can buy here).  Essential oils are some of the most potent antimicrobial agents (antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal), and have many antioxidant qualities as well. Adding essential oils to my oil pulling regime helps with bacteria in the mouth which cause tooth decay and inflammation.  I do it once a day, in the morning, on an empty stomach. The first thing I noticed was that my teeth feel like I just came from a dental cleaning appointment.  Smooth!  Clean!  Sexy!  I’m watching my receding gums and hoping to see a change there.  My chronic back and hip pain is improved (!).  I don’t suffer from allergies or chronic sinusitis, but I do feel my sinuses drain each time I do it.

I’m convinced it is a wonderful addition to my self-care routine.  Give it a try and tell me what you think!

References:

  • Asokan S, et al. Effect of oil pulling on halitosis and microorganisms causing halitosis: a randomized controlled pilot trial. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2011; 29(2): 90-4.
  • Asokan S, et al. Effect of oil pulling on plaque induced gingivitis: A randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. Indian J Dent Res 2009; 20(1): 47-51.
  • Asokan S, et al. Effect of oil pulling on Steptococcus mutans count in plaque and saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: A randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2008; 26(1): 12-17.
  • Asokan S, et al. Mechanism of oil-pulling therapy – in vitro study. Indian J Dent Res 2011; 22(1): 34-7.
  • Singh A, et al. Tooth brushing, oil pulling and tissue regeneration: A review of holistic approaches to oral health. J Ayurveda Integr Med 2011; 2(2): 64-8.

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