The Greeks Had It Right!

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The Greeks Had It Right!

We all do it.  Maybe it’s a celebration…maybe we’ve had a tough day…but we all eat something at some time that we shouldn’t have.  Last night we celebrated my mother in law’s 89th birthday and I had a non-organic salad at a restaurant, water, and a gluten free chocolate cake that I had made for the celebration.  So we’re talking toxins in the form of glyphosate, fluoride, chlorine, and sugar. 

So what is a person to do?  We can’t live in a bubble…

I don’t expect my clients to be perfect, but I do expect them to live according to the 80/20 rule at least.  So what happens when that 20% happens?  Damage control!  There are many foods that provide assistance with detoxification, and there is one that the ancient Greeks have been using for millennia.  Dandelion Greens…otherwise known as Horta.  The official name for the plant is Taraxacum Officinale from taraxos (disorder), and akos (remedy.)  It is indeed one of God’s medicines, and not just an irritating weed that’s been around for 30 million years.  Yes…30 million!  I’ve always known that you can eat the leaves, but it wasn’t until a health summit last spring that I found out the roots and flowers are also edible.

Aside from their many other benefits, we are going to focus on detoxification today.  Dandelion Greens help flush out toxins from the liver.  Your liver is the main organ in your body that processes toxins, and many people experience liver issues due to their unhealthy lifestyles.  Too many inflammatory fats, sugar, alcohol, dirty food (meaning toxic additives,) not enough water, not enough sleep, too much stress…these can all lead to liver dysfunction. 

As an aside…did you know that the bitterness of Dandelion can take away a craving for sugar?  Just chew a leaf next time you want to reach for something sweet.  Something bitter can offset your craving for sugar!

 

Here are some more of God’s beautiful medicines that can help you detox:

  • Red Clover
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Burdock Root
  • Cilantro
  • Ground Ivy
  • Milk Thistle

Kiki the Greek Vegan has some great recipes!

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