Sunday, September 16, 2018

Beet and Blueberry Chop Salad

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Chop salads aren't really a new thing. They've been a trend for at least five years now, but I love them (and I don't give two shakes about food fads anyway, I do what I like by golly… you know like become an AIP early adopter!), 'cause you get a little of everything in one bite!

Even when I make a traditionally "pretty" salad, I actually chop it like crazy before I eat so I can enjoy all those flavors and textures in every bite, not hunt and peck with my fork. In order to clearly show our lovely readers all the veggie goodness in this recipe I photographed it arranged like a typical salad, but note when you make yours it will all be tossed and jumbled together. I particularly like this salad as a batch cooked salad for weekday lunches with a grilled chicken thigh.

Oh! One other thing, I know there's probably going to be some iceberg lettuce haters out there, but stop the hate. Iceberg is the lightest of the green, leafy veggies, but it is high in fiber and has Vitamin A and K in it, so it's not as devoid of nutrients as the bad rap it gets. Plus, it's going to make this salad extra crunchy! Yes, please!

Beet and Blueberry Chop Salad
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Serves: 4-6
  • 4 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1 large golden beet, peeled
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 4 large radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1¼ cups blueberries, divided
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  1. In a very large, preferably shallow bowl, throw in spinach and iceberg lettuce.
  2. Use the grating attachment on food processor, grate beet. Sprinkle over greens.
  3. Layer in cucumber, radish, and 1 cup blueberries.
  4. In a blender or food processor, pulse remaining ¼ cup blueberries, vinegar, olive oil, water, and salt until you have a emulsified dressing.
  5. Drizzle ¼ cup of the dressing over the salad. Store the remaining dressing in a jar in the refrigerator.
  6. Take two sharp knives and slice across each blade throughout the salad, chopping and mixing all ingredients until you have roughly bite-size pieces.
  7. Serve immediately with or without protein of your choice.
Photographs were taken to emphasize each ingredient in the salad, but the chopped salad will actually have all ingredients well mixed unlike the photos.


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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Spicy Chicken and Cauliflower Curry Recipe

Curry is a noteworthy dish from Indian cuisine. According to BBC Food, the word originates from the Tamil word "kari," which means spiced sauce, and was originally a "thin, soup-like, spiced dressing served in southern India, amongst many other stew-like dressings for meat and vegetables."
Today, curry is loved and appreciated around the world, with many countries having their own version of how to cook this dish. Singaporeans, for example, mix curry in their noodles, while the Dutch add it to their ketchup to dip their fries in. In the U.S., chicken is a popular ingredient used when cooking curry, as shown in this recipe by employee, Rachel Saenz.
It doesn't make sense at first to cook spicy food especially in the summer heat. But did you know that it actually may help cool you on a hot day? An article from the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) of Australia reports that eating hot food may lower body temperatures by releasing the heat inside your body. With that in mind, curry is perhaps one of the tastiest ways to keep yourself cool during this warm season.


  • 4 pieces organic free-range chicken of your choice (breast, thighs or drumsticks)
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 serrano, minced
  • 1 tablespoon monk fruit
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped


  • Coat the chicken generously with coconut oil and then sprinkle paprika, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of curry all over the chicken.
  • Coat the pan with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and lightly brown the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger and serrano to the pan. Cook until the onion softens, about five minutes.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of curry powder and cook until fragrant, about two minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and chicken broth, then stir in the monk fruit.
  • Add the chicken back to the pot and cook for one hour or until done.
  • Add chopped cauliflower and let it cook an additional 10 minutes.


This is the perfect dish for leftovers. The sauce gets very flavorful and thickens when stored in the refrigerator overnight.

Curry Contains a Mixture of Healthy Spices That Can Promote Wellness


Curry powder is a cooking ingredient that is made by blending together various spices, and the amount of each constituent differs depending on who made it, or how much you want (if you make your own homemade curry powder). Furthermore, the spices in curry powder can be added or removed, leading to varying degrees of taste and spiciness. At any rate, curry powder constitutes a combination of these spices:










Black, red and white pepper

Each spice has its own unique set of nutrients that can potentially benefit your health. For example:

  • Turmeric: This yellow spice contains the active ingredient curcumin. Studies have shown that it may help manage inflammation, as it can prevent the activation of inflammatory genes. , In other studies, the curcumin found in turmeric can help fight free radicals, thus boosting your antioxidant capabilities. ,
  • Cinnamon: Researchers have discovered that consumption of cinnamon may help reduce LDL cholesterol levels, while simultaneously maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Diabetics may benefit from cinnamon as well, as it has been found to help improve insulin resistance. ,
  • Fenugreek: According to a study published in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, fenugreek has a hypoglycemic effect. Participants who consumed fenugreek powder were able to lower their blood sugar levels by 13.4 percent four hours after intake.
  • Cardamom: In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, cardamom exhibited chemopreventive results in chemically induced skin cancer in mice subjects. This finding suggests that the spice may have a beneficial application in preventing skin tumor growth in humans.
  • Ginger: The main active compound in ginger is gingerol, which has been found to have effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In one example, participants who consumed 2 grams of ginger for 11 days had reduced muscle pain.

Use Free-Range Chicken for Healthy Protein Intake

Chicken is a great source of healthy protein, which is essential for maintaining proper biological functions. For example, it can help reduce spikes in your blood glucose levels by slowing down the digestion of sugar. Protein can also help maintain muscle mass and boost recovery, which is beneficial for athletes and bodybuilders.
However, be aware of your protein consumption, as too much of it can have drawbacks to your health. Excessive protein intake can activate your mTOR pathway, which may increase your risk of cancer. To stay on the safe side, I suggest that your intake should be limited to one-half gram per pound of lean body mass per day. A 1-ounce serving of chicken typically contains 6 to 9 grams of protein, so use this benchmark to compute how much chicken you need to cook for this dish.
Don't forget to choose free-range chicken as well, as it can reduce your risk of antibiotic resistance, as well as foodborne illnesses.

Coconut Milk Adds Healthy Fats to Round Out the Dish

A curry dish isn't complete without coconut milk. This delicious liquid is made by soaking coconut flesh in hot water. From there, the liquid is pushed through a cheesecloth to create the milk, and the process is repeated to create a smoother viscosity. This is generally ideal for curried meats and soups.
Since coconut milk is made from the flesh, you get all of its healthy nutrients, minus the fiber. Research has shown that coconut can benefit your health in varied ways, such as:

  • Promoting healthy cardiovascular system: Various studies have noted that coconuts can benefit your blood circulation, such as lowered LDL cholesterol levels. , ,
  • Protecting your digestive system: The fat found in coconut milk may help fight stomach ulcers. One study notes that coconut milk reduced the size of ulcers in rats by as much as 54 percent.
  • Fighting microbes: Coconut has been found to be an effective agent against disease-causing bacteria and viruses, including the ones in your mouth. ,

Add Excitement to Your Meals by Eating Curried Meals

Those who are into spicy dishes will definitely love the taste of this chicken curry recipe. It's probably one of the healthiest dishes you can eat, as it also contains cauliflower, a vegetable that contains sulforaphane and other compounds. Research has shown that sulforaphane may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition the glucosinolate in cauliflower may help reduce the risk of cancer. If you haven't tried curry before, now's the best time to hop on that train.

HPV Vaccine May Cause Sterility in 25%

Razi Berry

A recent research study has suggested that girls who have received the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have a 25% chance of becoming sterile.1

'A lowered probability of pregnancy'

This information comes from a study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health in June 2018. The study is titled, "A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25–29 who received a human papillomavirus vaccine injection."

Research looked at 8 million women in the U.S. between the ages of 25 and 29 years

The research looked at 8 million women in the U.S. between the ages of 25 and 29 years. 75 percent of married women who had never been vaccinated with the vaccine had at least one child. Among married women who had been vaccinated, the number who had at least one child was 50 percent. The same percentage gap was seen between unmarried women; about 25 percent fewer women had children.

Statistical relevance of the study notes that if all 8 million women had been vaccinated, approximately 2 million fewer babies would have been born

The authors of the study comment that the statistical relevance of the study is that if all 8 million women in the study had been vaccinated that approximately 2 million fewer babies would have been born.

"Primary ovarian failure" is a reported complaint of many teens and young women

The study also comments that "primary ovarian failure" is a reported complaint of many teens and young women – which essentially is a triggering of menopause during fertile years. There is a strong suggestion that this occurrence can be triggered by the HPV vaccine.

Multiple states have made the HPV vaccine mandatory

Multiple states have made the HPV vaccine mandatory for girls, with others considering it. The question of the HPV vaccine is a far different question than of other vaccinations for diseases that cause life threatening or debilitating conditions. HPV is also not contagious to the general public.

Risk/benefit to consider

HPV causes genital warts, but only in some carriers. According to the CDC, most people who contract HPV will never show any symptoms – however, this is somewhat misleading, because HPV is a known risk factor for cervical cancer, so there is a risk/benefit to consider. It is estimated that out of every 5,575 women who contract HPV, one will die from cancer complications.

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, which means large portions of the population are not at risk at all for contracting it. The question that this research seems to raise is not a pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine stance, but rather an informed consent question. Because, for some portions of the populations, this vaccine may be a good idea, but they should be able to make that choice.


  1. Delong G. A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25-29 who received a human papillomavirus vaccine injection. J Toxicol Environ Health Part A. 2018;81(14):661-674.
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Razi Berry is the founder and publisher of  the journal Naturopathic Doctor News & Review  that has been in print since 2005 and the premier consumer-faced website of naturopathic medicine, NaturalPath.  She is the host of The Natural Cancer Prevention Summit and The Heart Revolution-Heal, Empower and Follow Your Heart, and the popular 10 week Sugar Free Summer program. From a near death experience as a young girl that healed her failing heart, to later overcoming infertility and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia through naturopathic medicine, Razi has lived the mind/body healing paradigm. Her projects uniquely capture the tradition and philosophy of naturopathy: The healing power of nature, the vital life force in every living thing and the undeniable role that science and mind/body medicine have in creating health and overcoming dis-ease. Follow Razi on Facebook at Razi Berry and join us at  Love is Medicine  to explore the convergence of love and health.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

How to Make an Essential Oil Blend for Black Eyes


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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Calendula and Plantain Ointment Recipe

A good all around ointment to soothe irritated skin..

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  • Place Herbs in glass bowl over simmering water (or double broiler), cover with oil.
  • Warm the oil stirring often for about 2 – 3 hours. Strain out the Herbs and discard.
  • Place herb oil back in bowl over steaming water and add enough Beeswax to create the desired consistency.
  • Pour into lip Balm jars.

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What is Skin Dr.?

Skin Dr. is a safe, non-addictive natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients formulated to temporarily relieve symptoms of minor skin irritations plus promote skin health and functioning. Skin Dr. supports integrity of all cells and layers of the skin.

Skin Dr. also helps to temporarily maintain the balance and hydration of the skin, as well as the supply of oxygen at a cellular level. In addition, routine removal of old skin cells and the natural regenerative processes of the skin are also supported.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars

By popular request: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars! I did a poll on Instagram last week asking which strawberry rhubarb dessert I should make. If you were one of the many that voted for crumble bars – you win! Well, actually, I … Go to the recipe...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Fatherhood Rx: How a Dads Presence or Absence Affects Our Mind and Body


This is my third fatherless Father's Day.  

Though gone, my father still impacts who I am every day.

The example he set, the way he moved through the world wanting everyone he met to feel welcome and important, his sense of humor, the way he was always focusing on the possibilities………. and of course the years he walked through this world with me shaped who I am today.

These three years since my father's passing also marks the same period of time since my daughter's father and I divorced.

In dissimilar but profound ways, I have been witness to what a father's physical presence or absence means in various stages of a daughter's life.


How Fatherhood Influences Emotional and Physical Health


Of course, we know they are essential in any child's life, but do we understand how influential Father's really are?

Their role is more than just to provide food and shelter.

More than to protect their daughters and set an example for their sons.

So much more.

Research and focus on the significance of a Father's involvement is finally increasing our awareness on the positive outcomes on a child's emotional, cognitive, and academic development.

We are finally learning about a Father's role in multiple facets by asking the same types of questions we have been asking about mothers.

Do we understand how imperative it is that they are present to show their sons how to treat women and to maneuver through many of life's unknowns? How crucial they are in what their daughters will find acceptable and not acceptable in future relationships?


Father Involvement When Young


We are all familiar with the Father's stereotypical role of being the sole provider while Mothers are traditionally the caregiver. But, do these "roles" ever intertwine and connect? Do they switch places or sometimes take the place of the other? Is a single Dad just as capable of a single Mom?

In the past few decades, social changes and increase in the proportion of working mothers coupled with changes in paternity leave policies have resulted in a shift towards more direct parenting duties being shared by parents.

This is beneficial for the entire family.

According to research, the nature and extent of fathers' involvement in parenting may change over the course of a child's life.

"However, early paternal involvement is often associated with continuing engagement and may be a proxy measure of overall engagement. Early parenting can also affect outcomes later in life".

New Dad's should not be afraid to get their hands dirty and jump in from early on. Of course, a newborn's bond with their mother is irreplaceable but so is their bond with their father.

They are just important in different ways.

Researchers found that the children of fathers who had a positive emotional response to parenting and a sense of security in their role as a parent and partner early in the child's life were less likely to have behavioral problems in adolescence.

According to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), "Psychological and emotional aspects of paternal involvement in children's early upbringing, particularly how new fathers see themselves as parents and adjust to the role, rather than the quantity of direct involvement in childcare, is associated with positive behavioral outcomes in children. "

Positive parenting by fathers may contribute to good outcomes in children in a number of ways.

  1. Involved fathers may influence children indirectly by being a source of instrumental and emotional support to mothers
  2. The effect of this on mothers' well-being and parenting strategies often leads to better outcomes in children.
  3. There is evidence that fathers' involvement can also alleviate the impact of factors such as maternal depression which are known to increase children's risk of behavioral problems.
  4. More involvement often paves the way to a happy and cohesive family which has the potential to bring about better outcomes in children.

Understanding the nature and effect of fathers' involvement on the health and well-being of children will improve family psychological and health outcomes.


A Father's Absence & Effect on Behavior




Just as a Father's presence is pivotal, a father's absence can be devastating.

The relationship between parent and child can and does have detrimental effects on youth physiological development.

This goes for Fathers as well.

Although most studies have focused on the influence of maternal behaviors, with little attention to paternal influences, there is now an abundance of evidence showing us just how important a Father is.

They are important from an early age and their significance only grows greater through adolescence and into adulthood.

Research has proposed three pathways to explain links between father absence and elevated levels of internalizing and externalizing behavior.

  1. Socialization theory suggests that father absence influences adolescent behavior through adverse behavioral modeling. Specifically, father absence, and the parental conflict that follows may expose children to maladaptive emotional coping strategies or impulsive behaviors that they emulate in adolescence
  2. Children may act out in response to the emotional disruption brought out by high levels of conflict that can both precede and succeed a union dissolution. They also struggle with the disruption of family life and exposure to parental distress resulting in internalizing or acting out behavior.
  3. In families with nonresident fathers, youth may experience reduced parental supervision, providing youth with greater opportunity to engage in risky or delinquent behavior.


Both strategies in the studies have revealed a link between a father's absence and adolescent internalizing and externalizing behavior.

"For example, regression analyses using rich covariate information identified strong links between marital dissolution and psychological distress and problem behavior (Amato, 1991; Morrison & Coiro, 1999; Sun, 2001). Growth curve strategies, which examine within-child changes in behavior, have shown that although behavior problems exist prior to divorce, children who experience divorce along with separation from either parent report even higher levels of internalizing and externalizing behavior after marital dissolution.

Research also highlights the fact that fathers play a very distinct role, one that is different than a mother, in children's development of social skills. For example, a U.S study of parental involvement during childhood and adolescence found that time spent with fathers in the presence of others was strongly linked with increased social competence. The same effect was not observed for mothers.


A Father Shapes his Daughter and Son Differently



Fathers strongly influence our character but also our relationships.

It varies widely from person to person, family to family, and also from girls and boys.

Research has shown that factors such as a father's presence, closeness, and communication of affection are found to be predictive variables of positive relationships and set the tone for greater levels of spousal marital satisfaction as well. 

Research also shows that daughter's self-appraisal and self-perceptions represent distinct features of father-daughter relationships

Girls gain essential benefits from having a close father-daughter bond. According to research from Vanderbilt University, "girls who had close, positive relationships with their fathers during the first five years of life tended to reach puberty later than girls who had more distant relationships." In addition, the University of Oxford researchers found girls who had more involved fathers were less likely to face mental health problems later in life.

Recognition and approval from their father can lead girls towards developing into independent and confident women.

Researchers at the University of Oxford report that boys who have involved fathers are less likely to get in trouble with the police as they get older. A positive father or father figure can be a role model for boys and help them to adopt a healthy identity as well as an awareness of their feelings and emotions.

Their behavior and treatment in a child's life will impact what a daughter looks for in her partner.

It will model the way in which his son learns to treat women and his mindset towards them.


Parental Relationship & Effects on Health



The relationships formed with both parents can not only affect mental and social outcomes, it can significantly affect a child's physical development.

Several studies have shown individuals raised in high-risk or negative family environments are at an increased lifetime risk for a range of not only behavioral issues but had physical health-related outcomes as well.

Examples of physical effects include: sleep disturbances, obesity, alcoholism, smoking initiation, sexual disorders, chronic pain disorders, diabetes, asthma, autoimmune disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

How does our relationship with our parents affect our physical health?

The physical and mental health symptoms from both Mother and Father negative relationships are thought to be outcomes of a common underlying biological process called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

  • The HPA axis is a neuroendocrine stress response system that produces the stress hormone cortisol when set off by negative or challenging events in the environment.
  • Over time, neglectful, abusive, or negative parenting can result in a disruption in the HPA system, seen in exaggerated or blunted cortisol levels.
  • Disturbance in HPA activity is associated with a range of pathologies including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and depression. In contrast, it has also linked positive behaviors from parents with more adaptive HPA activity in response to stress.


A lifelong negative or unhealthy relationship with either parent does not have to mean physical or verbal abuse while it certainly includes that.

It does not have to be extreme to have a lasting impact on health.

In the past, researchers have focused many of their studies on childhood sexual abuse or other forms of severe maltreatment.

But, current studies are finding that cortisol dysregulation is associated with less severe childhood family adversity. "In fact, the impact of negative relationships within the family of origin on cortisol remained after controlling for self-reported sexual or physical abuse, and after removing from analysis any participants reporting above average experiences of abuse. These exploratory analyses suggest that exposure to childhood family adversity does not have to be severe in magnitude to affect long-term cortisol regulation."

The current findings suggest that uncovering those components that are the most stressful and the most troubling from growing up in an adverse family environment impact can provide options for intervention. Reflecting and facing these issues that might stem from parents have long-term benefits for the physical and mental health of children who might be at risk.


A Father's Shared Vision Can Influence Success


My dad inspired me to visualize my dreams and create. I was blessed to celebrate 42 father's days with such a loving man.


His voice was full of life and vigor and it vibrated through me like a hug.


He taught me what growth meant. Facing change with determination and anticipation of great success.


Social cognitive theory proposes that our own personal evaluation process is the foundation of human agency.


Results from current research suggest the transformational qualities of shared vision between fathers and daughters are substantial.

It not only molds daughters into successors but encourages them to overcome any gender barriers along the way.

Self-efficacy refers to a self-evaluative process that links reasoning to conduct and a daughter's evaluation of her own ability to achieve success as a leader in the family business or in starting her own.

It's a judgment of skill and competence to execute activities required to meet goals.

"It's also domain specific since a general sense of self-efficacy may have little or no relevance to functioning in the family business (DeNoble et al., 2007)."

For example, a daughter might have firm beliefs in her ability to achieve in school, sports, or social causes, but may not believe she can lead the family business or build one for herself.

A fathers' judgments of daughter's efficacy may inform choices and link reasoning to conduct.

"As leaders of the family business and selectors of successors, fathers' assessments of daughters' capabilities to execute tasks to achieve desired goals may influence fathers' decisions to appoint daughters as successors. The construct, "perceived daughter efficacy," in the study reflects fathers' self-reported perceptions of daughters' efficacy as leaders of family businesses."


The idea is unless you believe your children can achieve desired goals, they will lack the motivation to bring forth the necessary effort or persevere in the face of difficulties. Believing in children influences their ambition, choices, vulnerability to stress and depression, and performance accomplishments.


As a female entrepreneur, the delicate balance is to retain your feminine creativity and still be a powerful force.

Maintaining healthy boundaries and using your intuition are secrets to my success.

Another secret is having an incredible role model in my own Father who shared a vision of success with me.

And for me.


Father's Come in Many Forms



It is also important to know there are many children who don't have their biological father in their life.

Some have lost their father, or do not live with their biological father. Some may have a complicated relationship or no relationship at all.

The best thing in these situations is to ensure a child has the support and the love from a father figure.

This could be a step-parent, a grandparent, an uncle, or a family friend.

It's time we examine a fathers influence and their role in the family and in child development just as closely as we have Mothers.

To shine a light on them and make sure they aren't left in the dark.

To leave a father in the dark, without good reason, is to leave a child in the dark.


A child needs support and love from both mother and father for their well-being. Their physical, mental, and social development depends upon both parents to shine the light and guide the way.


Every child grows into an adult that needs the same things they needed early on.


Every child needs love to shine. To thrive. To heal.

Both mentally and physically.

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