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Almond Butter Cups

Almond Butter Cups

In 5 minutes, you'll have made these cold, creamy and perfectly sweet almond butter cups - all without the harsh use of sugar and chemicals! It'll be your new "go-to."

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 full droppers of Dr. Bo's Liquid Stevia
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds of your choice (sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • cocoa nibs for garnish
  • Dr. Bo's Cocoa Syrup

Directions:

  1. In a blender, add the almond butter, almond milk, stevia and nuts. Blend to a smooth consistency.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with plastic wrap.
  3. Pour the almond mixture into the muffin cups over the plastic wrap. (Optional - add 1 scoop of Garden of Plenty to make it a superfood dessert!)
  4. Let the almond butter cups set for about 30 minutes in the freezer - remove and garnish with the cacao nibs. Put them back in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  5. When you want to eat them, just peel them out of the muffin tins - easy and no mess!
  6. Upon serving, give them a generous drizzle of the cocoa syrup and enjoy!

Get Great Energy with Ionic Trace Minerals!

Get Great Energy with Ionic Trace Minerals!

Experts Say

Experts estimate that 90 percent of Americans suffer from mineral imbalance and deficiency. If you are one of them, whether because of frequent exercise, stress, or a diet of overly refined, nutrient-poor foods – your body will attempt to correct the situation in futility, usually resulting in food cravings, muscle cramps, and general fatigue.

What To Do

You can start by making sure you are getting enough ionic trace minerals in your diet. Ionic trace minerals are minerals or elements that have been positively or negatively charged and in very small, balanced trace amounts are critical to your health.

Depletion of Minerals

Unfortunately in today’s world, naturally occurring, nutrient-rich soil is becoming increasingly rare. Eons of vegetation growth and aggressive modern farming techniques have brought many of the earth’s minerals to the surface where they have been washed away.

Synthesized fertilizers are routinely applied to farms and fields where minerals have been depleted. But man-made fertilizers provide only enough mineral substance to support basic plant life. Numerous trace minerals essential to human life don’t get replenished.

Abundance of Minerals

Although trace minerals are no longer as plentiful in the foods we eat, they do exist plentifully in their proper proportions, the same basic proportions that are found in healthy human bodies, in the mineral-rich waters of the earth’s oceans and seas. In a few surviving inland seas such as the Great Salt Lake of western North America, these essential elements exist in highly concentrated, salubrious proportions. This healthy, intricately balanced proportion of mineral and trace elements found in sea water is beneficial to the human body.

Today, these life-sustaining sea waters contain all the mineral and elements necessary to support human life. Most importantly, all these minerals and elements are ionic and in perfect balance-prime for being absorbed into the cells of your body.

Importance of Ionic Minerals

Every second of every day your body relies on ionic minerals and trace mineral to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses. Without these impulses, not a single muscle, including your heart, would be able to function. Your brain would not function and the cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance your water pressure and absorb nutrients.

Trace minerals do not exist by themselves but in relationship to one another. Too much of one trace element can lead to imbalances in others resulting in disease, rather than the absence of disease. Most trace elements need to be in ionic form to be well absorbed in the intestines.

Proper Absorption

The absorption of minerals primarily takes place within the small intestines. As food matter passes through the walls of the intestines by way of the villi. This can only happen if the minerals are in an ionic form.

Although stomach acid helps ionize the minerals in foods, a mineral supplement should contain already naturally ionized minerals to be fully absorbed.

Get great energy, stamina, endurance and high performance abilities with Ionic Trace Minerals!!!*

Great Source for the Good Fats!

Great Source for the Good Fats!

Fish Oil is one of the best sources for these "Good Fats" the Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's). It is important to choose one that has high quality, purity and stability. A good tasting, EPA/DHA, Omega 3, 6, 9, lemon flavored, fish oil, that is molecularly distilled to remove dioxins, PCBs and other possible toxic material, to ensure purity and quality.  It is especially important to take fish oil to obtain EPA/DHA.

What are EPA/DHA?

EPA and DHA are n-3 fatty acids which stand for docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid. These n-3 fatty acids are Omega 3 fat, which are found in cold water fish. EPA and DHA are highly unsaturated fat because they contain 6 and 5 double bonds on their long structural chain. These polyunsaturated fats play a very important role with the function of our bodies.

EPA and DHA are vital nutrients and may be taken to maintain healthy function of the brain and retina. DHA is a building block of tissue in the brain and retina of the eye. It helps with forming neural transmitters, such as phosphatidylserine, which is important for brain function. DHA is found in the retina of the eye and taking DHA may be necessary for maintaining healthy levels of DHA for normal eye function.

Cardiovascular System

EPA and DHA are converted into hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which help regulate cell activity and healthy cardiovascular function.

Human Growth and Intellectual Development

DHA plays a very important role during fetal development, early infancy, and old age. High concentrations of DHA are found in the brain and increases 300-500% in an infant's brain during the last trimester of pregnancy. Adding DHA to a pregnant mothers diet may be beneficial for the fetus's brain development. Elderly people should also take EPA DHA, because as we get older, our bodies form less DHA and EPA, which may cause less mental focus and cognitive function. Taking EPA DHA may also help with mental abnormalities, such as Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. So everyone can benefit from taking EPA and DHA.

Additional Benefits

EPA and DHA has also been shown to be a great source of energy, and to help insulate the body against heat loss, prevent skin from drying and flaking, and cushion tissues and organs.

Deficiency Issues

Without EFAs, deficiency symptoms will develop. Signs of EFA deficiency can include eczema and other skin disorders, hair loss, organ damage, impaired reproductive function, increased triglyceride and cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure and neurological dysfunction.

Digest Right!

Digestion is really important stuff! It's what our body does to break down food so it can move through our intestinal tract (stomach, small intestine and colon). Sometimes the body has difficulty doing this and needs some help or a change in lifestyle. If you don't think so, just think back to any time you've been bloated, constipated, had diarrhea, acid reflux (heart burn), felt compacted, or couldn't go to the bathroom well. Having second thoughts now?! Yep. Those are all things going on in the intestinal tract.*

Knowing that, you can do some little things that can go a long way for your comfort and health to ensure you have a good day, everyday* :)

1 - Good Diet

The first thing would be to eat well. And you might be saying, "Okay. Well, what does that mean?! Easier said than done, because there's a lot of diets out there!" I hear you loud and clear. We have been around lots of diets over the years, and they all come and go, but one thing remains the same - we all basically have the same organs, have to eat food to survive, and go to the bathroom. It's the body's way of living well. Taking in the good and pushing out the bad, through an assembly line of organs. All of which have a specific job or more. The more we can eat in a way that supports these functions and not create difficult situations, the better we'll be.*

The two diet recommendations we've seen that are the most effective and simply makes sense are*:

  • Food combining properly
  • Eat according to your blood type

People can see benefit with either one of these, but we've noticed they work best together!* CLICK HERE if you'd like to find out more on these two concepts or view our book "Guide to Smart Food Choices."

2 - Enzymes & Probiotics!

Yes! Our bodies produce these naturally, but it's a great idea to supply more to our body, because this will only help the body digest our processed, organic or not, everyday foods. And the probiotics will help support the good bacteria in the body and support a good immune system! All positive points there.*

Together, enzyme supplements and probiotic supplements help support a balanced digestive system and a healthier you.*

3 - Go to the Bathroom!!

Very important this one. Most of the world is uncomfortable talking about this subject, but not us! Let's go over this.

Poop, fecal matter, feces, waste - it's poisons and toxins - bad stuff. You don't want poisons nor toxins in your body. It was food that we ate, and then the body took all the nutrients out of it to get energy and survive, then it transformed it into what you see in the bathroom. The body has no use for it anymore, so it gets rid of it.*

When we don't get it out, all that waste stays in our body, mostly the colon (large intestine) and as a result of it staying in there our body can absorb the toxins from our colon. As you can imagine, that would not be a good thing.*

So, what do I do? Well, the 2 points stated above (good diet, enzymes & probiotics) will help this situation. You can also incorporate drinking more water (we recommend a gallon every day), but sometimes the body needs extra help in performing this natural action. You could get different herbs from the store that you can either eat naturally, get them in some form like liquid or powder, or simply get a supplement that has them. Ones that are known to help regularity are cascara sagrada, senna, psyllium, aloe vera, barberry, slippery elm, rhubarb and others.*

We offer a colon cleanser that has all these and is our most popular product - Colon Magic. It's a safe, gentle, effective, non-habit-forming, herbal formula to help cleanse, feed, stimulate, and rebuild the tissue and muscles of the stomach, small intestine, colon and gastrointestinal tract.*

 

Whatever way you incorporate these 3 principles, great! We want you to have healthy success!

Daily Health

Have a cabinet full of vitamins, proteins, and other stuff that you don't know if they do anything? Looking for the right daily supplements to give you what your body needs? Here they are. There are, what we call, 5 Keys to Life, Energy & Health, that our bodies need on a daily basis, just like a car needs gas, water, brake fluid, transmission fluid, etc. on a daily basis to run well. They are*:

  • Multi-Vitamin - a good multi-vitamin will supply a balanced combination of vitamins and minerals to help rebuild and maintain natural immunities, cleanse the body of toxins, and supply energy and nutrient absorption. We offer a few selections*:
  1. Adults Vitamins & Minerals
  2. Kids Vitamins & Minerals
  3. Multi-Vitamin MAN
  4. Multi-Vitamin WOMAN
  • Enzymes - these are what helps our stomachs digest food. Our bodies already make some naturally, but it's beneficial to aid the stomach in supplying these.*
  1. Adults Enzymes
  2. Kids Enzymes
  3. Mega Zymes
  • Probiotics - this is the good bacteria in our stomachs and intestines. Adding in daily probiotics can promote proper bacteria balance, prohibit harmful bacteria from adhering to the lining of the intestines, and aid a strong immune system.*
  1. Kids Probiotics
  2. Super Pro
  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) - these are those omega 3-6-9 oils you may see or hear about in stores. They are the good fats that we need on a daily basis.*
  • Ionic Minerals & Electrolytes - the body relies on these every second of every day. They aid energy, vitality and overall health.*
  1. Energy Plus

So, those are the main things you need on a daily basis, but if you'd rather see them in a pack, with superfoods, or simply in one jar, we offer these:

  1. Kids Health Pak
  2. Superfood Pak
  3. Total Body Men's Pack
  4. Total Body Women's All

 

So, get to being healthy and clean! And let us know if you have any questions!!

Food Combining & Blood Type Foods!

Ever been bloated, constipated, had diarrhea, acid reflux (heart burn), felt compacted, or couldn't go to the bathroom well? Not fun, huh? Yeah. It's not. Well, our diet can be a factor in these situations.*

Having a good diet can limit the possibility of running into these types of things. There are some really good guidelines we've gathered together to help ensure you have a good day, everyday* :)

Good Rules to Follow

We have been around lots of diets over the years, and they all come and go, but one thing remains the same - we all basically have the same organs, have to eat food to survive, and go to the bathroom. The body has a set way of working and that's it. The more we can eat in a way that supports the body's functions and not create difficult situations, the better we'll be.*

The two diet recommendations we've seen that are the most effective and just make sense are 1) food combining properly, and 2) eating according to your blood type. People can see benefit with either one of these, but we've noticed they work best together!*

 

Food Combining

Food combining is a concept that advises mixing our food groups in certain combinations for best digestion and absorption. The main food groups would be fruits, vegetables, starches/grains, and proteins. The simplified recommendations would be*:

  • Always eat fruit alone.*
  • Other meals are eaten as vegetables WITH grains (starches), or vegetables WITH protein. Never mixing grains with proteins.*

This would mean no fruit in your green-leafy salads, no meat and potatoes, no turkey sandwiches, no sushi (rice & fish together), no chicken pasta, etc.*

I know, that sounds like some amazing meals right there! And I agree. But the fact behind all this is that the body produces stomach juices to digest these food groups. When these juices that don't mix together, say juices that digest fruit and juices that digest protein mix, it's like a war. Ever been bloated just 15 minutes after starting to eat a meal? Yep. The body can react that fast!*

Just try it for a week, see how you feel... :)

 

Blood Type Food

Food combining can do wonders for our digestion, but even if we do that we may not be able to absorb all the nutrients from certain foods we eat. You may have heard of the "blood type diet" before. Well, it's gotten some attention lately, but it's actually been around for years. And when I say years, I mean YEARS! It's not something new. It's just gotten popular for whatever reason. But the important thing is that it's been recognized by many professionals and has shown importance worth considering.*

Not everyone digests and absorbs oranges the same way. Same goes with bread, or chicken, or even tomatoes! Yes, these popular foods may be passing right through you without giving your body as much as you'd like them to.*

There are 4 main blood types to know of:

  • O (most people, universal donor)
  • A (2nd most prevalent)
  • B (3rd most prevalent)
  • AB (rarest and the "universal receiver")

There are "+" and "-" symbols that are attached to these blood types (O+, B-, etc.), but that isn't a concern with food. All you need to know is the letter.*

You can look up any number of books to get more information on this approach, reading lots and lots of pages, but if you'd rather get the good information and organized lists of the foods that go with your blood type and foods to stay away from you can simply get our "Guide to Smart Food Choices." This is a book, long in the making, to help everyone to know what foods they and their family and friends will get the greatest nourishment from. We've also included an "ALL" sections that incorporates every blood type, so that you can serve a family meal or party food that is good for everyone! Just trying to make it simple and easy for you all!* ;)