5 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

After my recent concussion,  I am now especially interested in my brain and giving it extra special care to bring it back to its normal, healthy state.  Perhaps you have suffered a brain injury, or Alzheimers is a reality in your world or you feel your memory playing tricks on you or you just want to get through your exams with ease. I know that you will take something away from this information that will help you.

There are many ways to improve your brain power.  You can do a lot of research and find a lot of information.  I know.  I have done a lot of research.  For now, I will focus on your diet and things that you can easily add to take care of your noggin’.

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The Easy Way to Make Delicious Sprouts!


Sprouts are so easy to make and so incredibly healthy for you, that you will be wondering why you did not start making them sooner!

Why do you want to make sprouts?  Why do you want to eat sprouts?

Sprouts are most commonly made from seeds, such as mung, lentil, alfalfa, sunflower, etc. The dried seed is dormant, sleeping if you will. Once the seed has been soaked in water, it awakens, gathering all of its nutrients and energy, preparing to grow. After a few days of rinsing and gathering more energy, a tail begins to form. At this point it is ready to eat.
The raw sprout is so full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals (yes, even protein…lots of it too!) that were not readily available when it was sleeping. Now our body can easily access all the sprout has to offer!
The sprout is a delicious little powerhouse that can benefit anyone….just plan to eat them regularly!
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The Simple Way to Lose Belly Fat, Increase Energy and Feel Great!

My cousin’s daughter (she is 21 years old)sent me a text yesterday.  She and her friend are doing a 28 day detox.  She wanted to know if I had some recipes to share.  Of course I do!
I did give her some more information that I thought was important to share with her.
This is what I wrote;
Dear Nienke,
I am proud of you for taking the initiative to care for your body in this way.  Not many people take the time to do this and then they wonder why they don’t feel their best.
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Barbara’s Breakfast Delight

What a delicious way to start the day! 

Serves 1

Do your best to have all organic ingredients.
1 large apple, grated
1 large pear, diced ( or another apple, grated)
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
1 handful raisins
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon (or more)
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated


  • Wash and prepare the fruits as suggested
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Enjoy with someone or eat it all by yourself!

Adventurous Variations:

-if you find ginger too strong, grate it and then squeeze the juice out
-add a handful of shredded coconut
-add a handful of juicy pineapple
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What Are Living Foods and Why Do I Want To Eat Them?


What are living foods?

I have found that this is a common question.  If you are wondering about this, then you are not alone.
Living foods are raw foods.  Raw foods have not been cooked, boiled, stewed, microwaved, baked, flash-frozen or steamed.  These foods have not been heated above 118 F or 48 C.  They contain food enzymes.
High temperature cooking and processing food destroys the enzymes and nutrients that allow the food to be efficiently digested.  In order for our body to make use of cooked food it must produce enzymes to aid in the digestion process.
As we age, enzyme production diminishes and so we must rely on our diet to provide them.  Stress also destroys enzymes.  Stress damages cells that enzymes in part are required to reconstruct.  Stress also inhibits the body’s ability to produce enzymes.
Enzymes are super vital to achieving optimal health.  Enzymes provide us with energy and balance our metabolism.  Enzymes keep us looking and feeling young!  The foods that we want to focus on are fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouts and raw nuts and seeds.Continue Reading