The Truth About Cancer

by Christine Hunt

 

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am especially thankful for my good health but some are not so fortunate. This may help. If you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer this information may help. It is the replay of an 11 part documentary that is available to watch until midnight on Monday. Watch all episodes or pick and choose. Any of them will give you valuable information on prevention and cure.

Watch the trailer below and go to this link to watch the series.

 

 

Enjoy your weekend and I hope this information helps you or a loved one.

 

Christine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner.  She healed herself of a chronic illness through dietary and lifestyle changes including clearing negative emotional traumas through EFT.  Contact her for a free 15 minute consultation and learn how she can help you.

 

 

 

How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

by Christine Hunt

I came across this video and just had to share it.

I cannot count the number of tears I have shed, while preparing dinner, due to the fumes an onion releases.  Although I have not tried this I certainly will and would love feedback, from those that have, in the comments below.

I will share one trick that I have gotten into the habit of doing.  After cutting an onion, I slide it off onto the counter (you could use a prep bowl if preferred) and immediately rinse off the juices.  I find this especially helpful so that I can continue to cut other veggies and herbs and not succumb to the onion fumes as the meal preparation continues.

 

 

Here is to a tear-less onion experience!!

Be sure to share your comments below.

Christine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner and would love to help you lose weight and heal from chronic illness.

 

A Healthy Appetizer for the Holidays

If you are having a holiday party or are asked to bring something to someone else’s this is a tasty, healthy alternative to the usually dairy based cheeses and spreads.  The vegetables and Omega 3 packed oils are anti-inflammatory and lower in calories than most alternatives. Because it is made up of whole foods it is high in fiber and protein.  Another great way to enjoy your holidays and keep your waistline in check.

 

Avocado and Black Eyed Pea Salsa

Healthy Salsa

Ingredients:

Makes 12 servings

 

2            ripe but firm avocadoes, diced

1/2 c.     chopped green onion

1/2 c.     chopped fresh cilantro

1 c.        chopped roma (plum) tomatoes

1            (11 ounce) can shoepeg corn, drained

1            (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

1/4 c.     red wine vinegar

1/4 c.     olive oil

1 tsp      ground cumin

1/2 tsp   minced garlic

              salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Lightly mix together avocados, green onion, cilantro, tomatoes, corn, and black-eyed peas in a salad bowl until well combined.

  2. Whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, and minced garlic in a bowl, and pour over the salad. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and lightly toss the salad again. Chill for 1 hour before serving, to blend the flavors.

NOTE:  The salsa is a wonderful salad topping.  Place a bed of fresh greens on your plate, overlay with some crunched up corn chips then add the salsa on top.  You may want to put a small amount of the oil and vinegar combination on the salad greens for added moisture.  It is a quick and delicious meal.

 

Source:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/avocado-and-black-eyed-pea-salsa/

 

Veggie Based Recipes for the Holidays

by Christine Hunt

 The Gerson Institute is dedicated to helping those with cancer and other chronic illnesses to heal.  A primary factor in the Gerson Therapy is dietary changes to an organic, whole food diet.

For those who are either on the Therapy or choose vegetables as their primary nourishment, large, holiday meals that are heavy on animal products can be difficult.  The Gerson Institute has graciously made available The Gerson Guide to the Holidays 17 festive recipes and tips for those following the Gerson Therapy, a free, downloadable e-book.

 

Gerson Guide to the Holidays

It includes 17 recipes for your holiday feasts, including:

  • Lentil veggie loaf

  • Stuffed squash

  • Spinach artichoke dip/dressing

  • Plum beet sauce

  • Garlic herb mashed potatoes

  • Golden sauce

  • …and more!

Plus:

  • Menu planning

  • Beautiful food presentation

  • Tips for compromising with your less health-savvy family members

  • Dealing with temptation

  • Tips for the newly-sober

Celebrate life and health this year, and for many to come, with healthy, nourishing foods and let The Gerson Guide to the Holidays help lead the way.

Click here to download.

 

Chrisitine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner who healed herself of a chronic illness using the Gerson Therapy and EFT.  Contact Christine for a free, 15 minute consultation to learn how she can help you or a loved one.

 

 

Origins – Reclaim Your Health by Returning to Your Origins

by Christine Hunt

 

Origins

 

 

 

 

I just finished watching the documentary movie Origins, which is available to watch for free online this week only.

Featuring leaders in the natural health industry such as:

Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Sara Gottfried

David Wolfe

J.J. Virgin

Mark Sisson

The documentary focuses on how we as a modern society have grown away from our ancestors’ knowledge of nature and eating naturally based foods.  This has lead to an influx into our lives and diet of processed foods, chemical additives, massive inflammation in the modern human body, resulting in illness on a scale never seen before.

The experts explain how the chemicals in and on our foods are causing endocrine disruption, killing beneficial bacteria which reduces our immunity against disease, infertility, autoimmune diseases, weight gain, leaky gut syndrome and more of the common ailments of our society.

The way out of this melee is to return to our Origins and the movie explains why and how.

You may view it online for free this week only at this link.

Return to your origins and live the thriving, healthy life you were meant to.

 

 Christine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner that can help you return to your Origins of healthy eating and a healthy body.  Contact her for a free 15 minute consultation.

Announcing the Kitchen Krash!!!

Confusion about what to buy.

Have you made the decision to try to eat healthier foods but end up buying the same products over and over again?

Do you have trouble understanding the information on the Nutrition Facts Label or don’t know what chemical ingredients to stay away from?

You’ve heard that the guidelines of the USDA Food Pyramid aren’t the best but you don’t know what is a better alternative to follow?

Have you heard about GMOs and body pH but are not really sure what they have to do with your health?

Then you need a Kitchen Krash!

 

 That’s Krash, not trash.  But what is a Kitchen Krash?

It is Christine Hunt spending 2 hours with you in your home kitchen and helping you review all of your food, determine if it is good for you or bad for you and what alternatives you may choose that are healthier.

 

Kitchen Krash Handbook

It also includes the Kitchen Krash Handbook

a handy book chocked full of information

that answers your questions above and

much, much more.

 

 

 

 

Your Kitchen Krash Handbook contains information about:

  • The 7 Steps to Eating Healthy

  • Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid

  • Understanding the Nutrition Facts label

  • Why a neutral pH is so important to reduce inflammation and begin the healing process

  • A healthy food pyramid and the proper proportions of foods you should have on your plate

  • Lots of handy tables that you can cut out and take to the store with you for reference while you shop

  • AND SO MUCH MORE VALUABLE INFORMATION!!

Time permitting, Christine will help you create a menu plan and shopping list for a week’s meals.

This is the perfect way for you to get a Krash Course on healthy eating basics and create a firm foundation from which to move forward to a healthier, slimmer you!

 

So if…

… you live in the Annapolis/Baltimore, Maryland area,

… you’ve been stuck in the same shopping and eating patterns for years,

… you need some fresh ideas about “what to fix for dinner”,

… you really want to make some changes in your life for the better,

then contact Christine Hunt for more information and to schedule your Kitchen Krash.

Good for you!

Roasted Acorn Squash and Apples with Quinoa, Kale, and Tahini Maple Dressing

Roasted Acorn Squash and Apples with Quinoa, Kale, and Tahini Maple Dressing

Here is a wonderful, hearty meal of vegetables that contains greens, apples, quinoa and acorn squash all dressed up with a tasty, maple/lemon flavored dressing.  A one-dish, gluten-free  meal that has it all.

Roasted Acorn Squash and Apples with Quinoa, Kale, and Tahini Maple Dressing
gluten-free, vegan
yields 4 main dish servings

 

for the dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled + smashed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hemp oil, or olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2-3 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt + pepper to taste

for the squash and apples:

  • 3 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 2 crispy apples
  • salt + pepper

for the kale and quinoa:

  • 3-4 teaspoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 5-6 cups chopped lacinato/dino kale
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the dressing: Combine the smashed garlic, lemon juice, and oil in a jar.  Seal and shake vigorously.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Shake once more then remove the garlic.  Add tahini, maple syrup, lemon zest, and a big pinch of salt and pepper.  Seal and shake until smooth.  Taste and adjust salt/pepper/maple syrup if needed.  Set aside.  Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week.

For the squash and apples: Preheat your oven to 400* F.  In a small pan combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and cayenne over medium-low heat and stir until melted.  Take off the heat.  Slice squash into appx. 1/4-inch round slices, using a large and sharp knife.  Discard ends.  Cut seeds out from each slice and place squash rings on 2 large baking sheets.  Brush the oil mixture over both sides of the squash rings.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place in the oven for about 30-36 minutes, flipping once halfway through until desired doneness is reached.  A few minutes later slice the apples into 1/4-inch thick slices, removing any seeds/core.  Place on a baking sheet and toss to coat with remaining oil/maple mixture.  Place in the oven during the last 7-10 minutes of squash roasting.  Roast for 7 minutes to maintain a nice crunch.

For the kale and quinoa: As soon as the squash is in the oven heat a pot over medium with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.  Once hot add the quinoa and stir for 2-3 minutes.  Add the water then raise heat to medium-high.  Bring to a boil, stir, then reduce heat to simmer and cover for 15 minutes.  Remove from the heat and keep covered.  After placing your apples in the oven to roast place a large pan over medium heat and melt 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil.  Once hot add the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds, then add the kale and stir frequently for about 3-5 minutes until wilted.  Fluff the quinoa with a fork and combine in the pan with the quinoa.  Sprinkle with a good amount of salt and pepper and add the lemon juice.  Stir to combine.

To assemble: Place quinoa on a large platter then place roasted squash rings on top then the apples and sprinkle with sliced almonds.  Top with dressing or let guests take individual servings and dress themselves.  I prefer to trim away the outer skin as I eat acorn squash, but serve/eat how you please.

—– other serving option —–

For stuffed squash: Slice 3 acorn squashes in half and coat the flesh with the same oil/maple mixture as specified for the squash and apples.  Place squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet and roast for about 35-40 minutes until tender.  Fill with quinoa and kale mixture, chopped roasted apples, almonds, and then dressing.

Source: http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2013/11/12/test.html

 

For assistance on incorporating healthier meals into your diet, contact Christine Hunt for a free 15 minute consultation to learn how she can help you transform your wellness desires into reality.

10 Helpful Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

by Christine Hunt

It is that time of year again.
In other words – it is PARTY TIME!

For some people each week bringsHoliday Feast party invitations and the anticipation of getting together with friends, family and co-workers  and an opportunity to relax, let loose and laugh.  These times combine great fun and great food.

Oh yeah, the food.  For some of us this is terrifying because it means the inevitable result of putting on the pounds you have worked so hard to lose throughout the entire year.

But all is not lost.  It is possible to enjoy the fun without gaining the weight.  Below are some doable and sensible ideas as to how you can accomplish this.

 

 1.  Eat Before Celebrating
Instead of skipping a meal during the day to “save the calories” for the party, just eat a meal before you go.  It doesn’t have to be huge, but make it something that will take the edge off of your hunger so that when you see the feast spread before you, you don’t go bonkers and fill up your plate.  A combination of foods that are high in fiber, somewhat starchy and some protein and fat will satiate you and help to curb the cravings.  If you don’t have time to stop at home before the party, stop by the deli section of the grocery store and choose something that is full of veggies or maybe a hearty, hot soup.

2.  Drink Water First
Let’s face it.  Water takes up space.  It fills you up.  When you get to the party, ask your host/hostess for a tall glass of water first.  You can make it sparkling water and add a slice of lemon or lime (which will alkalize it).  Drink this before going to the food table and you won’t be as inclined to eat as much.  The only thing you will gain is peace of mind.

3.  Chew Slowly
This will help give your body and mind the time to register that you are getting full.  The food at parties is usually not your average, every day fare, so savor each bite because it might be another year before you can partake again. Oh, and while you are chewing, move away from the table so you are not tempted to reach for more right away.

4.  Use The Small Plates
Have you ever heard the saying that people will fill the space that they have? If you have an empty garage, sooner or later it will be full of stuff.  The same goes for your party plate.  We tend to load it up to overflowing because, let’s face it, everything looks and tastes so good!  Choose a small plate and when you have finished what is on it wait a bit and check in with how full you are.  If you want more then you can go back for a little at a time.  That way your eyes are never bigger than your stomach.

5.  Fill Up On Fiber
Head for the raw fruit and vegetable trays first and hold the dips.  Eating raw foods fills you with fiber and are the lowest calorie choices of the entire spread.  You can eat more and feel fuller so that the other sweets and fat laden foods aren’t your main focus.

6.  Bring Your Own
Some party hosts request that you bring a dish to share.  If this is the case then bring something that you feel comfortable eating and that is healthier and more filling than the basic cheese and crackers.   Your favorite flavor hummus or bean dip with veggies is a great option.

7.  Eat Healthy Fats
Your body needs fats but make sure that what you indulge in during the festivities have the healthy ones.  It’s okay to eat nuts, avocado, fish and other foods  with healthy fats.  Try dipping fresh veggies in guacamole for a satisfying treat.

8.  BYOB
That is bring your own beverage.  You can bring a container of a lower calorie option than beer, wine or alcohol.  Water infused with lemon, lime, cucumber or a fruit mixture is tasty and satisfying.  Or bring along a batch of your favorite iced tea and share it with others who would like to keep the calories from  alcohol at a minimum.  Keeping a clear head also avoids losing your inhibitions around foods.

9.  Indulge a Little
It is okay to have a little bit of something you know you shouldn’t – like a cookie, a bit of candy or that wonderful fruit cake that is only available during the Holidays.  When we deny ourselves something that we want, we usually end up feeling deprived, which makes the desire for it even greater.  So, satisfy your craving a little bit, chalk it up as a treat and feel good about it and yourself.

Woman enjoying herself at a holiday party

HAVE FUN!!!


10.  Keep It Positive
Even if you do overindulge, don’t beat yourself up about it.  Changing dietary habits takes time.  Focus on what you did right – the good foods you ate – and decide to do more of that the next time.  Make a commitment to change one eating habit per week and before you know it you will be reaching for the healthy stuff first- and enjoying it more!

Enjoy spending time with friends and loved ones, but most of all, fill yourself up with laughter, love and the joy of the season.

Christine Hunt is a Wellness Coach and Consultant and Certified EFT Practitioner.  To get help managing your weight and eliminating cravings, contact her for a free 15 minute consultation to learn how she can help you.

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