I can't believe what these people have been through. High levels of lead in their water supply causing rashes on their bodies, children with lead poisoning, and water a brownish color. See below for more information:
Flint Water Crisis: Doctor Checked With City Before Allowing Lead Test For Children.
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Residence talk about toxic water & what has been done to their water supply.
by: Author of The Blender Girl, Tess Masters
An abundance of cauliflower in my house had me digging through my cookbooks looking for recipes when I found a yummy "Creamy Cauliflower Soup" and also some a recipe for "Tapenade Cauliflower-Cashew Crostini's". I went to work and made this delicious combination for dinner and it was so good. Everyone enjoyed the soup and Neo he enjoyed the scraps of cauliflower that fell to the floor, my little guy is always ready for "floor food". I absolutely love cooking for people and the delight they have on their faces when they tell me how good things taste just makes me glow with so much happiness. It is my absolute pleasure to put love and happiness in every plate of food, I make.
What You Need:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped garlic (about 2 cloves), plus more to taste
2 cups (200g) chopped leeks (white parts only, from 2 or 3 leeks)
1 head cauliflower, chopped
7 cups (1.65l) vegetable broth
¼ cup (35g) raw unsalted cashews or ¼ cup (35g) blanched slivered raw almonds, soaked
3 tablespoons chopped chives or a grating of nutmeg (optional; choose one, not both), to garnish
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic, leeks, and ¼ teaspoon of salt for about 3 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
Add the cauliflower and sauté for another minute. Add the vegetable broth, increase the heat to high, and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the cauliflower is completely tender.
Stir the mix periodically and mash the cauliflower with a wooden spoon. (I use a potato masher)
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly; stir in the nuts. Pour the soup into your blender in batches and puree on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy. (Remember to remove the plastic cap in the blender top and cover the opening with a kitchen towel so steam can escape while you blend.)
Return the soup to the saucepan and warm it over low heat. Stir in salt to taste. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with either chopped chives or grated nutmeg, even some white pepper.
I have to say this is the new household favorite, we cannot get enough of this yummy goodness. Author of The Blender Girl Tess Masters created perfection when she created this gluten free, vegan, plant based, whole food and oh soooo yummie & creamy soup.
I pared this with Tapenade Cauliflower Cashew Crostinis. They were the perfect paring with the soup. I highly recommend adding these to the menu.
I recently read that Angelina Jolie had another unnecessary surgery to remove perfectly healthy organs. She did this because she has a gene that was passed to her from her mother that hasn't even been turned on yet. I do understand her panic but In my nutrition studies I learned that Cancer can be turned on and off, based on what you put into your mouth every day, Cancer thrives in a body that has a high level of animal protein change your diet to plants and it will not thrive it will actually shut off the growth and reduce cancer cells. [1,2,3,4] Kris Carr is a perfect example of this she has been living with stage 4 cancer for over 10 years, thriving on a whole foods plant based diet. . So what doesn't everyone seek the holistic alternative the less invasive? Were living in a fast paced world of quick fixes & magic pills that don't make us better they tend to make us sicker, it's frustrating. Hard to watch and hard to read. I will never understand why Angelina chose to do something so radical as to cut her body up when there is a less invasive alternative.
Technology & Science is moving faster than ever diseases are being cured, and/or managed better than ever before with the recent breakthrough by biomedical scientists at Cornell University it gives me a lot of hope. They found that Injecting white blood cells with a special protein transform them into 'Super Natural Killer Cells', that can wipe out cancer.  How cool is this, were looking at 2 years down the road. The Link and video are below.
Super Natural Killer Cells
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2. Appleton, B. S. & Campbell, T. C. Dietary protein intervention during the post-dosing phase of aflatoxin B1-induced hepatic preneoplastic lesion development. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 70, 547-549 (1983).
3. Youngman, L. D. & Campbell, T. C. Inhibition of aflatoxin B1-induced gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase positive (GGT+) hepatic preneoplastic foci and tumors by low protein diets: evidence that altered GGT+ foci indicate neoplastic potential. Carcinogenesis 13, 1607-1613 (1992).
4. Campbell, T. C. Cancer is it just bad luck or failed research http://nutritionstudies.org/cancer-is-it-just-bad-luck-or-failed-research/ (2015)
5. Carr, Kris Crazy Sexy juice (2015)
6. Friedlander, Blaine Super Natural Killer Cells Destroy Lymph Node Tumors http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/11/super-natural-killer-cells-destroy-lymph-node-tumors_ (2015)
After a lot of soul-searching and many discussions with friends and family, I have given it a lot of thought and I am going back to school, yay! I have a very intense education and scientific background in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. I find it hard to talk to people about nutrition because people don't want to hear me talk about rats being fed casein and how it promotes cancer, they want to know how to eat better to prevent disease in the body and/or to heal the body. This is where I know I lack the skills and confidence to properly help someone with their goals. So many times I have been asked about other diets and I'm clueless what they are all, how can I defend my position if I have no background on what the other person is talking about, how do I help someone with their diet if I'm not familiar with it?
So, I have thought about it a lot and I thought about how I want my future to look like, how my ultimate desire is to help people and give back to a community that helped me when I was sick. With little to no full programs to support my educational wishes. I've set myself up a plan and I'm going to follow through with. The first stop on this adventure (note I said 1st stop there will be 3 more important elements so stay tuned) is me attending The Institute of Integrative Nutrition:
I cannot wait to start, I already have 3 clients. I need 3 more to graduate so spread the word free health coaching. I start next Monday and I'm super excited. Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted on everything I learn that might interest you all.
You have the ability to be the best version of you and it's my job to help you get there.