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The Ageless Zen Farmer Diet

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Your BODY is a TEMPLE...

Heal Yourself with this Weekend Farmer's Cleanse!

Dr. Oz blessed!.............

Kale, Glorious Virginia Apples and Ginger Detox Drink (Juicer required)
This purifying beverage contains Paris Barns fabulous kale to cleanse the kidneys; fabulous Piedmont Virginia Apples, and ginger to help stimulate bile flow in your gall bladder.

Ingredients
1/2 cup Piedmont Virginia Apples
2 large cucumbers from Paris Barns
1 bunch kale without stems (4 cups chopped) from Paris Barns
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1/4 inch of ginger
1 bunch of mint (1/2 cup) from Paris Barns...delicious!

Dinner: Vegetable Broth Soup
This purifying broth contains fennel to help bile flow in your gallbladder; garlic to help with liver and gall bladder function; cabbage, excellent for detoxification in both the liver and kidneys; and shitake mushrooms to boost liver enzymes. Serve soup with a side of sauerkraut with sliced apples. Sauerkraut contains probiotics, the good bacteria that protect your GI tract. Make sure to use traditionally fermented sauerkraut to get the greatest health benefits. Apples boost both kidney and liver function.

Vegetable Broth Ingredients
2 Paris Barns onions, roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 Paris Barns fennel bulb, fronds and stalks included, roughly chopped
2 tsp caraway seeds
2 tsp sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup sliced shitake caps
4 Heavenly Paris Barns large cloves garlic, chopped
1 Yummy Paris Barns cabbage, roughly chopped
2 quarts water
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp fresh Paris Barnsoregano, chopped
8 sprigs Paris Barns parsley, chopped stems and leaves
1/2 cup Paris Barns parsley, chopped

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****Vegetables that STARVE CANCER*****

(All of the following are available at Paris Barns!)

1) Eat your Brussel Sprouts! Brassinin; a powerful cancer-fighter can be found in Brocooli, cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts  and Bok Choy.  Should be eaten 3x a week in 1/2 cup servings to obtain full benefits.

2) Cooked TOMATOES have more cancer-fighting properties than raw tomatoes!  Both Contain the molecule LYCOPENE, but heating the tomato changes its chemical structure and makes the enefits more readily available to your body. You should eat 2-3 (1/2 cup) wservings of cooked tomatoes a week.

 3) STRAWBERRIES! The antioxidents in this berry help fight cancers.  You should eat 1 cup a day, including the juice when in season.  Yummmm

4) ARTICHOKES contain 3 different cancer-fighting molecules.  Enjoy 1/4 cvup of hearts per day!

What does it mean to "Cleanse"?

The practice of detoxifying the body to rid it of unhealthy toxins has been around for centuries. Hippocrates recommended fasting to improve health, and many religious groups have historically used fasting as a way of purifying the spirit.

Today the marketplace is cluttered with detox diets that promise to help you lose weight, boost your energy levels and more. However, many popular detox diets, especially those that involve extreme low-calorie fasting, can rob the body of important nutrients and place the body in starvation mode, which actually slows your metabolism. Other downsides of many detox diets include: dehydration, fatigue, dizziness, nausea and even colon damage.

The Body’s Detox System
Oftentimes people don’t realize that the body has its own extraordinary internal detoxification system. Here’s a brief look at three critical organs involved:

  • The Liver: Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver, which acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream.
  • The Colon: This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon flowing regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm.   
  • The Kidneys: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine.

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TIPS FOR CLEANSING!
  • No Eating After 7 p.m.
  • Take an Epsom Salt Bath: This therapeutic bath will help you sweat out toxins and also contains magnesium to relax your muscles as well.
  • Dandelion Root Tea: Before bed, enjoy a cup of dandelion root tea, an excellent way for your liver to excrete toxins from your body.

Bonus: More Foods to Boost Your Body’s Detox Systems

The Liver

  • Dark berries such as blueberries and blackberries will make it easier for your liver to get rid of certain toxins.
  • Hot peppers have capsaicin, which boosts enzymes responsible for detoxifying the liver. As a rule, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin.

The Colon

  • Whole grains contain phosphorous, a natural laxative, and fiber to help bulk up your stools.
  • Fermented foods like kimchi (Korean spicy pickled cabbage) and sour pickles are packed with probiotics, the good bacteria that help protect your colon.

The Kidneys

  • Soy products such as miso, tofu and edamame all act like diuretics, allowing you to urinate more often.
  • Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, bok choy and broccoli increase your kidney’s ability to transport toxins into the urine and help liver cells recover from detox.