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Back By Popular Demand - BoneFish Grill's Jamaican Coconut Pie With Rum Sauce - Yes!

Jamaican Coconut Pie with
Rum Sauce is BACK!

Back in February I blogged that BoneFish Grill had discontinued one of their best desserts, (and my favorite) that kept me coming back spending a hundred bucks a pop. I wasn't happy at comment was:

"I only do one real sugar dessert a week while dining out, and this coconut pie was one dessert that kept Bonefish Grill on my list of possible places to dine at. That's why I say the future of the company is at stake. This is like changing the Coca Cola formula. The stockholders should be in an uproar. I think an investigation is in order. (I'm kidding)"

I was there last night and to my surprise IT'S BACK! The waitress said there was an overwhelming outcry nationwide, so they brought it back. I was delighted. Happy days are here again!

Here is their new Menu with a new Cheesecake dessert as well... MENU

See the recipe for a healthier version of this pie HERE

Are We Overfed And Starving To Death?

By Mark Hyman, MD

Americans are overfed and undernourished. That's right, the most obese children and adults in the country are also the most nutritionally deficient!  How can those two things possibly co-exist?

The mistake is to think that if you eat an abundance of calories, your diet automatically delivers all the nutrients your body needs. But the opposite is true. The more processed food you eat, the more vitamins you need. That's because vitamins and minerals lubricate the wheels of our metabolism, helping the chemical reactions in our bodies run properly. Among those biochemical processes greased by nutrients is the regulation of sugar and burning of fat. The problem is that the standard American diet (SAD) is energy dense (too many calories) but nutrient poor (not enough vitamins and minerals). Too many "empty calories" confuse the metabolism and pack on the pounds.

A Nutritionally Deficient Culture After reviewing the major nutritional research over the last 40 years and doing nutritional testing on over 10,000 patients. I can tell you that Americans are suffering from massive nutritional deficiencies. What I see in my office is reflected in the scientific literature. Upwards of 30 percent of American diets fall short of such common plant-derived nutrients as magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A. More than 80 percent of Americans are running low on Vitamin D. And nine out of 10 people are deficient in omega-3 fats, which are critical for staving off inflammation and controlling blood sugar levels. 

So, Why Are We So Undernourished?
Food Is Less Nutritious. 
Processed foods, stuffed with high fructose corn syrup, refined flours and trans fats-are a modern phenomenon. These foods crowd out more nutrient-dense foods because they are inexpensive and convenient. Your grandmother wouldn't recognize most of the foods filling the center aisles of our grocery stores today. Imagine what early humans would think of Lunchables! 

Our species evolved eating foods that contained dramatically higher levels of all vitamins, minerals, and essential fats. Wild game is leaner and healthier than animals raised in factory farms. Plus, the meats and fish eaten by hunter-gatherers were almost always fresh. Most store bought meat today are laced with chemicals, such as nitrates, used to process and preserve.

Soil Is Being Squeezed. 
There is a reason our food is less nutritious, industrial farming is depleting the nutrients in the country's farmland. As a result, most vegetables harvested today have fewer nutrients than those plucked from the ground just two generations ago. 

One of the largest and most compelling studies on this topic was published in 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Using data from the USDA's archives, a team of scientists looked at the nutrient content of 43 fruits and vegetables - everything from rutabaga to honeydew - grown in 1950 and compared them to the identical fruits and veggies grown in 1999. Their findings were disturbing. Levels of calcium were down 16 percent, iron 15 percent, and Vitamin C 20 percent. Not a single nutrient had increased in the past 50 years.

Because those foods contain fewer nutrients, the servings we do eat don't deliver as much nutrition as they once did. Fewer nutrients means lowered immunity and increased vulnerability to chronic disease and obesity. When your body doesn't get the right nutrition, it just keeps asking for more food. The endless cycle of craving a Catch-22; people are eating more, getting fatter, but still not feeling satisfied - it's a nightmare from which they can't escape.

Refining Kills Nutrients. 
In general, foods are stripped of their nutrients during the refining process. One of the most telling examples of this mistake is wheat. The process of refining whole wheat flour into white reduces the fiber by 80 percent and slashes levels of essential minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. 

Eventually, food manufacturers started adding synthetic versions of the most important vitamins and minerals back into food and call the food "enriched." But the idea that you can process out nutrients, such as B vitamins in the making of white flour, and then add them back is reductionistic and neglects the synergistic qualities of food. Food makers call these "enriched foods" but that's only because they are so impoverished in the first place!

Three Ways to Grab More Nutrient-rich Calories

1. Eat more plant-based foods: Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains are the foundation of a lifelong ultraprevention diet. They are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, fiber, and essential fatty acids. These foundation foods also eliminate the many triggers of chronic illness, such as saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and toxic food additives.

2. Prioritize healthy plant-based fats: The best way to eat most of your fat is in the form of extra-virgin olive oil, flax, nuts, and seeds with minimal amounts of properly processed (expeller-pressed) vegetable oils. Avoid oils that do not state the method of extraction or have a bitter aftertaste or rancid flavor.

3. Dine on modest amounts of lean animal protein: The best sources are small cold-water fish that don't contain high levels of metals and other contaminants. Healthy fish choices include sardines, herring, mackerel, wild caught salmon, trout, and arctic char. Wild game, such as wild elk and deer, are also rich sources of omega-3 fats because of the wild plants they eat.

Remember, food is your best medicine! Whole foods are naturally packaged with a vast array of nutrients that work synergistically to optimize your health. They ripple throughout our entire physiology, reducing inflammation, boosting detoxification, balancing hormones, and providing powerful antioxidant protection - all things that repair the underlying causes of disease.

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15 Things Mentally Strong People Do...

By Shannon Kaiser (Mind Body Green)

It's easy to look at successful people and think they have it all figured out. They may seem like the A+ students of life. But what can we learn from them?

Successful people often have certain characteristics in common — things like how they don’t focus on their competition or they surround themselves with positive people. Being successful is kind of like a system; once you know the program, you can put it into practice and live to your fullest potential. We all want to be happy and healthy, but for many of us, that means reaching a certain level of success as well.

What is success to you?

If you're working hard to make your dreams come true, but you feel like you aren’t where you want to be, it could be time to regroup. Success is a journey, and the experience of getting to your goal is the real reward.

To give your dreams a boost of confidence, here is a list of the 15 things mentally strong people do. Perhaps it can help you along your own path.

1. They know when to move on.

2. They use their fear to motivate action.

3. They know failure is part of success.

4. They train their brains to see the good in everything.

5. They're tenacious with their goals.

6. They start before they're ready or confident.

7. They don’t take anything personally.

8. They believe in themselves.

9. They don’t try to fit in.

10. They allow themselves to be a beginner.

11. They don't do things they don't want to do.

12. They celebrate the success and happiness of others.

13. They don’t need a reason to help people.

14. They are unapologetic about their unique selves.

15. They accept what they can’t change.

What Makes You Happy? What Do You Pride Yourself On?


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Another 10 minute Grilled Leftover EZ Meal on the Ezekiel Diet

This is that same last batch of chicken thigh, thin sliced chicken breast, and steak, sliced sweet potato, and asparagus from several days ago. Heated in a small toaster oven on Bake for 6 minutes. With the other half of that heirloom tomato and a slice of Ezekiel Bread.

1.5 small chicken thighs (5 oz) 200 calories
asparagus 12 spears maybe - 36 calories
sliced sweet potato fries - 40 calories
1/2 heirloom tomato - 20 calories
sprinkle of Asiago cheese - 10 calories
1 slice of Ezekiel Bread lightly toasted - 80 calories
BoltHouse Balsamic Dressing - 20 calories
BoltHouse Honey Mustard (on asparagus) - 20 calories
Waldon Farms BBQ sauce - 0

Total - 426 calories

By the way, eating like this doesn't take will power. It just takes a little time to do-it-yourself to make sure it hasn't been poisoned by a restaurant or "processor". The exact same meal loaded with sodium, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, white bread with HFCS, MSG, sugar, GMO ingredients could do absolutely nothing to help you lose weight.

This meal, and many combinations like it, could be taken to work already wrapped in aluminum foil ready to open and reheat. Your office or work locations just needs a fridge and a small toaster oven. Rick Wiles Interviews Pastor Mark Biltz and Charles Nenner

There are numerous comments in this interview that keep coming back front and center in my mind.

Particularly listen to comments at 26:45 minutes through 28:50 about the Jewish Shmita Year in 2015 and, "in the 6th year, it's known as the year of triple blessing for God's people, 2014 is the 6th year, just before the Shmita Year 2015, so God's people should be being triple blessed because the famine is just ahead." paraphrased
Omega Days Indeed

Monday April 14, 2014  Listen [Download]

Today’s Guest : Pastor Mark Biltz and Charles Nenner

Topic : With Passover commencing and the first of four upcoming blood moons set to appear early Tuesday morning, Pastor Mark Biltz spends the first half of the program discussing his extensive study into the the significance of this celestial phenomenon as it relates to Bible prophecy. In the second half of the show, Charles Nenner, founder and president of the globally acclaimed Charles Nenner Research, discusses what he is forecasting for not only the financial markets but also in the realms of geopolitics and climate. As a former high-level analyst and consultant for major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch and international and institutional clients managing hundreds of billions of dollars, Charles’ advice is highly sought after and not worth missing.

 Charles Nenner Research Center

Another Man-Sized Weight Loss Dinner - Garlic Chicken Mushroom Marsala with Green Beans, Heirloom Tomato, and Ezekiel Bread

In a small frying pan combine:
4 oz chicken breast 120 calories
cup sliced mushrooms - 20 calories
1/2 tablespoon of organic butter - 50 calories
1 large garlic clove - 10 calories
2 slices purple onion - 15 calories
a splash of Marsala Wine - 30 calories
pack of Herbox chicken bouillon - sodium free
a couple tbsns of Walden Farms BBQ sauce - 0 calories
stir and let simmer until cooked together.

2 cups green beans steamed - 40 calories
1/2 Heirloom tomato sliced - 20 calories
1 slice of Ezekiel Bread - 80 calories
sprinkle of clean Asiago cheese on tomatoes - 10 calories
BoltHouse Balsamic Dressing - 45 calries

Total 440 calories - filling

Lightly toast the Sesame Ezekiel Bread and save until last because a lot of this sauce stays on the plate.

The amazing healing powers of cayenne pepper (capsicum) stop a heart attack fast

I keep a bottle of 100,000 HU Cayenne Pepper at my office, in a laptop brief case, car glove box, home, bathrooms, kitchen cabinet, etc.  One teaspoon (couple capsules opened) in hot water, drink it down. It's supposedly well documented to stop a heart attack fast while waiting for the EMTs, or next step...get to a hospital fast.

There are many documented cases of an Oriental doctor who used this routinely. He always said, if the patient was still alive when he got there, he could stop the heart attack immediately.

I've always thought that was kind of funny. The body is in full blown heart attack mode, patient drinks a teaspoon full of 100,000 heat unit cayenne pepper in hot water, and the body must say, "WOOOOOO! STOP THE HEART ATTACK, WHAT THE HELL DID HE JUST DRINK?"

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 by: PF Louis
Tags: cayenne pepper, healing, herbal medicine

(NaturalNews) When the famous master herbalist Dr. John Christopher was bothered by stomach ulcer problems as a student, one of his herbal instructors recommended young John drink a solution of cayenne pepper powder in water daily.

At first, Dr. Christopher thought this was a contradiction. How could something so hot help his ulcers? But he bravely took the advice and to his surprise, it did cure his ulcers. Following that experience, Dr. Christopher become a zealous advocate of cayenne for both heart issues and for boosting the efficacy of some of his other herbal formulas.

Christopher has even documented cases where he helped patients come out of heart attacks using only a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup of warm water. He isn't alone; there are several anecdotes of people recovering from serious heart attacks by downing cayenne teas or tinctures. (Sources below)

One of Dr. Christophers interns, Dr. Richard Schulze, ND, MH, took up the cause proclaiming, "If you only master one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It's more powerful than any other." Both Schulze and Christopher recommend taking a half to full teaspoon of cayenne powder in water two to three times daily as an overall health tonic.

Using cayenne as an herbal medicine or tonic

If you use cayenne, ensure it's organic. Even organic cayenne is inexpensive and the potential benefits are invaluable. The powder comes from various dried and ground chili peppers, all containing capsaicin (cap-say-sin). The amount of capsaicin is indicated by the cayenne powder's heat levels, measured in Scoville heat units (SHU) or heat units (HU).

The lowest therapeutic level of SHU or heat units is 35,000. You will often find cayenne powder listed at 40,000, 60,000, 90,000 or 100,000 SHU or heat units. Unless you have a fondness for really hot spicy foods, you may want to start at the 40,000 level. Ultimately, moving up the heat line is recommended for optimum efficacy.

Dr. Christopher liked to use warm purified or distilled water to mix in the fine cayenne powder. One-half to a full cup of water can be used for to mix a half or full teaspoon of cayenne that can be quickly gulped. Allowing the heat to permeate is part of cayenne's therapeutic value, which is a reason why Dr. Schulze disdains cayenne capsules.

Dr. Schulze endorses using a homemade tincture in addition to the cayenne tea. A tincture is easy to carry around and may provide an on-the-spot remedy for heart attack to avoid an ER trip when away from home.

Cayenne's health benefits

Cayenne powder serves as both a general tonic and a medicine. In addition to potentially helping cease the fatal throes of a heart attack, ingesting cayenne daily also clears clogged arteries while strengthening the whole cardiovascular system and the heart.

It is also a valuable aid for digestion and elimination which can ultimately help heal hemorrhoids and ulcers. Both Dr. Christopher and Dr. Schulze assert that ingesting cayenne powder will boost the potency of the other herbs and supplements you're taking.

In cayenne studies, scientists have demonstrated an 80% reduction with prostate cancers in mice and in human prostate cancer cells in cultures. The capsaicin in cayenne actually creates accelerated cancer cell apoptosis, or cellular self destruction.

Cayenne pepper contains many beneficial phytochemicals, extremely bio-available vitamins C & E, and minerals, including the vital heart-health mineral magnesium. It cleans the blood, allowing hormonal signals to make their way unimpeded through your system and enhancing the immune system.

You can choose to avoid Big Pharma's expensive toxic "solutions" for heart and other health issues using all natural solutions like this. Inexpensive, non-toxic cayenne goes well beyond culinary applications.

Sources for this article include: Scovile heat units (SHU)

Man-Sized Weight Loss Dinner - Chicken Thigh in BBQ Wing Sauce with steamed Yellow Squash and Zucchini, and Sesame Ezekiel Bread

This is a I'm pretty hungry but need to drop a few pounds meal. Plenty of filling low calorie, high nutrient fiber.

This is a 4 oz pre-grilled chicken thigh, with a cup of white mushrooms, couple slices purple onion, and a large clove of garlic crushed, with a low sodium clean wing BBQ sauce I found at Ingles. Any clean BBQ sauce low in sodium, sugar, with no MSG or HFCS, soy, corn, wheat, or preservatives  will work. This handful of mushrooms and onions trick really beefs up the entree and gives you a clean, fresh NutriSystem type meal entree.

That's one small yellow squash sliced, one small zucchini, and a thick slice of yellow onion steamed for 5 to 10 minutes. I used a BoltHouse Honey Mustard on the squash.

Lightly toast a slice of Sesame Ezekiel Bread to mop up the sauce and dressing left on the plate.

4 oz chicken thigh   160 calories
1 cup white mushrooms 21 calories
1 large fresh clove garlic crushed 10  calories
2 slices purple onion -15 calories
1 small yellow squash - 25 calories
1 small zucchini squash - 25 calories
1 slice yellow onion - 5 calories
1 slice Sesame Ezekiel Bread 80 calories
2 tablespoons of Wing Time Medium Buffalo Wing Sauce - 45 calories
2 tablespoons BoltHouse Honey Mustard dressing on squash - 45 calories

Total Calories - 431 raw food and sauces

I just ate this meal and I'm stuffed. Not bad for only 431 calories

The main ingredient in this is cayenne pepper hot sauce. No sugar added, gluten free,low sodium, no preservatives. Guess all that cayenne negates the need for preservatives as there probably aren't any bacteria that can live on cayenne pepper hot sauce. Plus the cayenne peppers in the sauce should boost metabolism and good for the heart, and ulcers.

Did you also know that a couple capsules of 100,000 heat unit cayenne pepper opened and mixed into hot water into a tea will stop a heart attack in its tracks. See:

The amazing healing powers of cayenne pepper (capsicum)

I keep a bottle at my office, in a laptop brief case, car glove box, home, bathrooms, etc. If anyone around me has a heart attack, what can it hurt? There are many documented cases of an Oriental doctor who used this routinely. He always said, if the patient was still alive when he got there, he could stop the heart attack immediately.

I've always thought that was kind of funny. The body is in full blown heart attack mode, patient drinks a teaspoon full of 100,000 heat unit cayenne pepper, and the body must go, "WOOOOOO! FORGET THE DAMN HEART ATTACK, WHAT THE HELL DID HE JUST DRINK?"

10 minute Leftover Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Meal 325 calories

The idea is to make as many extra meals as possible every time you grill and fill up plastic containers with extra meals ready to heat and serve. I pulled this from the fridge and heated on aluminum foil in a toaster oven, on bake, 500 degrees, for about 6 minutes. You're sitting down to eat in 10 minutes or less.

Here's the meal without sauces, because my choice of sauces may be different than yours.

This is 160 calorie 4 oz chicken thigh, 90 calorie 3 oz chicken breast, and about maybe 75 calories in vegetables, 325 total calories, add a slice of Ezekiel Bread for 405 plus sauces. Or if you don't have the sweet potatoes use Ezekiel Bread instead for about the same calories. If I'm adding limited potatoes like this, I'll skip the Ezekiel Bread.

Here's the same plate with my choice of sauces. I used a zero calorie Walden Farms BBQ sauce on the chicken and sweet potato fries, and BoltHouse Honey Mustard on the asparagus. 45 extra calories for the BoltHouse dressing. 370 total calories.