Yesterday I wrote on some ways to make foods taste better. This is important because our food choices while on any kind of diet are limited so if you are anything like me, you will end up eating the same foods over and over.
Oh and by the way this morning's blood glucose reading was 79, the lowest it's been for years! I took only 5 units of insulin, if I can keep my glucose down low I'll be taking 5 units for both times per day. Then it'll be no insulin!!!!!
I know it's the cell power
that is making the difference.
~~~~tasty healthy herbs and spices~~~~
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
It's the main ingredient in curry, and is helpful
because it helps to neutralize free radicals, the cell-damaging molecules at the root of many degenerative diseases, including arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, heart disease, and cancer. Turmeric also inhibits excessive blood clotting, which is a contributing factor in heart disease and degenerative inflammatory disorders...Studies also have verified the traditional wisdom of using turmeric to ease arthritis and other inflammatory conditions...you would need to take large amounts (1 teaspoon or more three times a day) to reap medicinal benefits... By including it in cooking, you can enjoy the flavor while benefiting from the herb’s store of antioxidants.
In India fewer people have gall stones and this might be attributable to turmeric in their diet. It has also been used topically on the skin for scabies, and it's helpful for Ulcers, Osteoarthritis, and IBS. Also:
Alzheimer's disease, antifungal, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-venom, appetite stimulant, asthma, bleeding, bloating, boils, bruises, cataracts, colic, contraception, cough, cystic fibrosis, DIABETES, diarrhea, dizziness, epilepsy, gas, gonorrhea, heart damage from doxorubicin (Adriamycin®, Doxil®),Helicobacter pyloriinfection, hepatitis, hepatoprotection, high blood pressure, human papillomavirus (HPV), infections (methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus), insect bites, insect repellent, jaundice, kidney disease, lactation stimulant, leprosy, liver protection, male fertility, menstrual pain, menstrual period problems/lack of menstrual period, liver damage from toxins/drugs, multidrug resistance, neurodegenerative disorders, pain, parasites, ringworm, scarring, scleroderma.
Did you notice diabetes is on that list? It's not a cure for any of those it just helps with the symptoms.
FENNEL a member of the parsley family
Fennel doubles as a vegetable and a spice. The sweet-flavored tasty stems, which resemble celery, have a pleasant anise-like flavor. They can be diced into soups and salads, or used for savoring stews and stir-fry vegetables. The feathery leaves can also be used to flavor vegetable dishes...Fennel is a very popular herb with a long history of usage. In folk medicine, it was used to promote menstruation and to enhance lactation. The ancient Romans grew fennel for its aromatic seeds. Today, the pleasant flavor of fennel is used to mask the off flavors of food, medicine, or herbal teas. Extracts of fennel also have antimicrobial activity against a number of bacteria (such as Staphylococcus and E. coli), fungi and yeasts (such as Candida).
For centuries the seeds have been utilized to stimulate appetite and as a digestive carminative to help with flatulence, indigestion, and colic in children. It can also effectively reduce intestinal spasms. A preparation from fennel seeds is useful as a mild expectorant. It is effective in treating inflammation of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. It has been successfully used for treating cough and catarrh of the upper respiratory tract in children.
Fennel is a great colon cleanse agent and an ingredient in7 day colon cleanse
The fresh or dried leaves of thyme as well as the flowering tops are widely used to flavor soups, stews, baked or sauteed vegetables, casseroles, and custards. Thyme provides a warm tangy flavor, somewhat like camphor, and can retain its flavor in slowly cooked dishes. Thyme is also used in marinades (especially for olives), and in stuffings. The leaves can also be used in potpourris and moth-repellent sachets.
The essential oil of thyme can be used not only to flavor foods, but is also added to soaps, toothpastes, cosmetics, perfumes, and antiseptic ointments. The oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve pain and elevate mood. In addition, it may have a calming effect in stress-related conditions. Thyme baths have been used to help relieve aches and joint pains...Because of its essential oil, thyme possesses expectorant and bronchial antispasmodic properties, making it useful in the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. Thyme enhances the action of the cilia in the bronchi and directly acts on the bronchial mucosa...[and it is]recognized for... [its] cancer preventive properties...Medicinal doses of thyme and especially thyme oil are not recommended during pregnancy as thyme can act as a uterine stimulant.
thyme linalol bio essential oil
One of my favorite herbs and have planted in all my garden so I will have enough to add to my soups and chicken dishes, the taste is heavenly and it also has been used successfully, as a tea, to combat the nausea from chemotherapy. Also in teas for menstrual cramps. It's also a great companion for Tomato plants to combat nematodes in the soil.
holy basil blend~ Holy Basil has been recognized as a way of reducing stress and cortisol levels.
Increases physical and emotional endurance.
Promotes a healthy inflammation response.
I'm getting great results from my diet and exercise program I think these things are helping me the most
For weight loss I'm still takingcoconut oil
~~more for your enjoyment~~~
Mushroom Smothered Steak
<>A group of country neighbors wanted to get together on a regular basis and socialize. As a result, about 10 couples formed a dinner club and agreed to meet for dinner at a different neighbors' house each month.
Of course, the lady of the house was to prepare the meal.
When it came time for Dick and Jane Brown to have the dinner at their house, like most women, Jane wanted to outdo all the others and prepare a meal that was the best that any of them had ever lapped a lip over.
A few days before the big event, Jane got out her cookbook and decided to have mushroom smothered steak.
When she went to the store to buy some mushrooms, she found the price for a small can was more than she wanted to pay. She then told her husband, "We aren't going to have mushrooms because they are too expensive."
He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty of them right in the creek bed."
She said, "No, I don't want to do that, because I have heard that wild mushrooms are poisonous."
He then said, "I don't think so. I see the varmints eating them all the time and it never has affected them."
After thinking about this, Jane decided to give this a try and got in the pickup and went down in the pasture and picked some. She brought the wild mushrooms back home and washed them, sliced and diced them to get them ready to go over her smothered steak.
<>Then she went out on the back porch and got Ol' Spot's (the yard dog) bowl and gave him a double handful. She even put some bacon grease on them to make them tasty. Ol' Spot didn't slow down until he had eaten every bite.
All morning long Jane watched him, and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use them.
<>The meal was going to be a great success, and Jane even hired a lady from town to come out and help her serve. She had on a white apron and a little cap on her head. It was first class.
After everyone had finished, they all began to kick back and relax and socialize. The men were visiting and the women started to gossip a bit. About this time, the lady from town came in from the kitchen and whispered in Jane's ear.
She said, "Mrs. Brown, Spot just died."
<>With this news, Jane went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened. The doctor said, "It's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quick as I can get there. We'll give everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be fine. Just keep them all there and keep them calm."
It wasn't long until they could hear the wail of the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road. When they got there, the EMTs got out with their suitcases, syringes, and a stomach pump. The doctor arrived shortly thereafter. One by one, they took each person into the master bathroom, gave them an enema and pumped out their stomach.
After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I think everything will be fine now," and he left.
They were all looking pretty peaked sitting around the living room, and about this time, the town lady came in and said, "You know, that fellow that ran over Ol' Spot never even stopped!!"
A review of a new restaurant, located on the moon. "Wonderful food, but no atmosphere."
In ancient China, gongs were struck every two hours. At 8 a.m., they were stuck once. They were struck twice at 10 a.m., three times at noon, four times at 2 p.m. and so on.
Meanwhile, grandstanding lawyers had developed the habit of stretching trials. The judges grew tired of the lawyers’ displays. They went to the emperor, who decreed that all trials must be finished by 2 p.m. From then on, all trials ended with a four-gong conclusion.
I wish you and yours the very best of health and I remember today is the first day of the rest of your life, make it count, do something healthy for you!
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(3)vegetarianism & vegetarian nutrition/Fennel Helps to Fight Mild Digestive Disorders
(4)vegetarianism & vegetarian nutrition/thyme