How I Healed My Hypoglycemia

Years ago hypoglycemia hit me square in my bloodstream. I was eating some processed foods, store bought crackers that lowered my blood sugar. Lowered blood sugar means that cells throughout your body, including your brain, aren't getting the fuel they need to function at their best. Studies show that the majority of people with hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, usually suffer from depression too. Reading the label, I thought the food I was eating was healthy, and yet because these type of foods are so addictive, I didn't realize how much of it was being consumed including hidden sugars. The result being weight gain, rash on my face, sluggish feeling, and non activity. Working with my Naturopathic doctor, I developed my own clean green food regimen, and began walking many miles daily. Within three months, that hypoglycemia was a thing of the past.

Has this ever happened to you? You come home from work, you're bone tired, and all you want is to do is bite into the tantalizing, mouth watering, soul satisfying taste of a little piece of heaven – a chocolaty delight; be it truffle, brownie, chocolate peanut butter cups, hempseed balls, chocolate pudding, chocolate fudge, or a chocolate bar; and your cupboard is bare. You tear through all your hidden places, your purse, your fridge, your freezer, your garage, if you have one. Nothing, a big fat zero, zilch. So, you get back in your car and race to your market. Here's where things can get even dicier. Perhaps you're a little like me and you want this chocolatey dessert to be healthy, be made with real whole plant based foods, which are nutritious and healing; to be organic because you really don't want a bunch of pesticides in your bloodstream, and you want just a hint of sweetness powered by dates, figs, or raisins; and sometimes maple syrup. Maybe, like me, you found out the hard way about the harmful effects of sugar, aka "sweet poison" and sugar like sweeteners. Searching through your market, reading labels, and getting downright discouraged because it's difficult to find what works for you and your body. Yes, there's loads of organic sweet treats today. However the majority of them are made with sugar, or agave, or a combination of sweeteners that leave an aftertaste in your mouth and still raise and/or lower your blood sugar. What's a woman to do?

Educating myself on plant based food and its healing benefits became my quest so as to empower you to make better food choices on your life's journey. Recently I created my "Healthy Bytes" plant based raw desserts. If you're searching for a scrumptious chocolaty lightly sweetened treat, come visit my blog for easy to make plant based dessert recipes and healthy food/water tips. And for those of you in the Portland area, I welcome connection, collaboration, and shared interest.

Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally

Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally: The Anticancer Diet Shopping List

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 This year alone, nearly 600,000 Americans will lose their lives to cancer. Could a primary reason be as simple as what people are not eating regularly? Here is an excellent anticancer shopping list to use as a guideline.


Sandi Cornez's insight:

It seem everyone except the old school  medical establishment knows that nutrition affects every aspect of our well-being – our moods, our behaviors, out thinking, and our wellness.


What we eat, absorb, and digest, our lifestyle choices are directly related to our sickness/disease or our wellness/great health.


The article states that there are volumes of scientific evidence proving that diet (live-it) and nutrition play a leading role in cancer development. See links and references.


It is also well known that cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment with research showing that tumor growth increases in an acid environment.  The majority of people in the U.S. .consume an excess of acid-forming foods,  Blood in the body is maintained at a slightly alkaline level between 7.2 and 7.4.


Eating alkaline foods keeps the blood pH in its ideal range, which is important for the prevention and treatment of cancer. The 80-20 rule applies here. Eat 80% of alkaline forming foods such as those available from many raw veggies and fruits, nuts, seeds, ancient grains and some whole grains and legumes. (Please read the article for all lists of foods).


Very important also are the cruciferous veggies – kale, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, mustard greens, arugala, watercress, turnips, and Brussels Sprouts. These veggies contain detoxifying compounds which have been proven to help prevent and reverse cancer. See references.


Green foods are rich in blood purifying chlorophyll and other important phytonutrients for detoxifying the system and rejuvenating organs. Laboratory tests have established that chlorophyll inhibits the activity of carcinogens at a molecular level.


Red foods – research confirms that strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, tart cherries, cranberries, and goji berries are high in immunosupportive and cancer fighting nutrients. such as lycopene and carotene. And many are high antioxidant as well.


Fiber, not a food itself yet is an important component of veggies, fruits, ancient and whole grains. Research suggests that high fiber intake may lower incidence of certain cancers such as breast, uterine, colorectal, and prostate.


Olive oil – use in moderation, has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Choose extra virgin cold-pressed.


Green Tea


Mushrooms – several varieties have powerful healing properties. Even white button mushrooms.


Seaweeds used in Chinese Medicine for treating cancers helps to soften hardened tumors.


Spices offer numerous health promoting benefits.


From this list, it's pretty evident that consuming a mostly or total plant based food regimen is the solution to our health care crisis in the U.S..


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Kale: A Green Nutritional Powerhouse Everyone Should Eat – Live Free, Live Natural

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 Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society Waking Times A delectable green nutritional powerhouse, kale is one of many superfoods that is a must-have in any kitchen.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Fall is a great time to plant kale. We have kale growing in our organic garden and I just planted some more seeds recently. In our living room, we have a lttle sticky poster that says, "Live long, eat Kale" and this message is so true,.

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse and a must for every kitchen. In addition to benefits that other great nutritional foods have like blueberries and green tea, there are more great reasons to eat kale.

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Magnesium potently boosts vitamin D’s protection from heart disease, cancer and death

MagnesiumFrom October 14, 8:52 PM

Magnesium potently boosts vitamin D's protection from heart disease, cancer and death

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Magnesium, one of the very best minerals for your body  New research shows that magnesium is very important for the proper use of Vitamin D in your body.  It boost Vitamin D's protection from heart disease and colon cancer by nearly 500% and from overall death by 100%. So what this means is that those people with low magnesium levels are getting far less benefit from Vitamin D.

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Can I eat beet greens? Yes, you can!

beet-greens-sauteFrom September 27, 4:11 PM

Baby beet greens are a common ingredient in field green salads. But have you ever eaten beet greens from mature beet plants? I must admit that until this weekend, I had not! What a shame — all tho…

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Beet greens, who knew? I've always eaten beets in borscht or beet soup hot and cold – delish!  Recently I sarted eating more raw foods and a new friend told me about beet greens and the red stems. So I tried then and found a new food love. Now when I shop I buy the organic beets with the greens. I love eating them raw, using them as a wrap for side dishes I make. And the beets and stems are great steamed in a little filtered water. When cool, I drink the beet juice and nourish my body at the same time.

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Treat your hypertension naturally with vitamin D

Couple-Happy-SunlightFrom October 6, 8:26 PM

Treat your hypertension naturally with vitamin D

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Vitamin D supplementation s proving to be one of the very best ways people can improve their health and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, autoimmune diseases, rype 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many types of cancer.

Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body upon exposure to sunlight.  As people age, it becomes harder for the body to make Vitamin D.

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Fruits and vegetables often physically resemble the organs they benefit

Walnuts-Nuts-Health-Snack-Food-RawFrom October 15, 10:46 PM

 Fruits and vegetables often physically resemble the organs they benefit

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Interesting information relating to the Doctrines of Signatures, an herbalist philosophy which states that fruits and vegetables share aesthetic propertiies or "signatures" with the organ they benefit.

The kidney bean resembles a kidney in shape and color plus helps to maintain kidney functioning when regularly eaten.

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Study Finds Spirulina to Boost Academic Performance, Brain Power – Live Free, Live Natural

Spirulina_PowderFrom December 1, 12:16 PM

 Used medicinally for centuries, spirulina is said to be one of the oldest life forms on earth, eaten since at least the 9th century in the Kanem Empire of Chad, Africa. We know it’s loaded with protein and other nutritional benefits, but a recent…

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Spirulina, used medicinally in ancient times is one of the oldest life forms on earth. Loaded with protein and high in antioxidants. It is a complete protein with 60-70% protein by weight and is rich in Vitamins A, C, D,E, and B Vitamins, including B-12 which is not usually found in vegetable sources.

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Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct


From November 26, 7:20 PM

 Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct

Sandi Cornez's insight:

What's your current lifestyle in regard to food you consume? If you've been following my posts, then you know my passion is real whole food. Period.

Are you following the bandwagon of the conventional doctors and pharmaceutical companies to have a colonoscopy after age 50? And yes your food regimen could definitely impact that decision.

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