Goat Cheese Chili-Corn Dip

This was one of my favorite dips back in the day before I was gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. When I found the goat “creamy cheese” at Trader Joes I knew I could recreate my mouth’s favorite magic in a healthy way! This is a healthy food my kids LOVE. It is also a party favorite, so make a double-batch if you want to serve more than 4!  … More Goat Cheese Chili-Corn Dip

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Cashew Waffles (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free)

This recipe is from my mom when she first began the Equilibrium Diet. These are ketogenic and grain-free waffles. Paired with collard greens and bacon (turkey or not), it has become one of my favorite all-time breakfasts. When I eat two of these little waffles and collard greens, I am so full I can’t eat ANYTHING again until dinnertime (even if that’s 10 hours later)! They are loaded with protein and fat, just what the body needs! … More Cashew Waffles (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free)

The Roots of the Most Powerful Diet on Earth

Had I stuck to what doctors, nutritionists, and even health-food experts had said, I would have ended up buried in data, research, statistics, and opinions and I probably never would have gotten healthy; and I definitely wouldn’t have experienced enlightenment. But I didn’t stick to what anyone else said – I cared about one thing and one thing only – finding an equilibrium way of eating and I didn’t care where it came from or what “rules” it broke.
And it broke all the “rules” – shattered them actually, and my own identity in the process; because I discovered equilibrium wasn’t about exercise and restricting fat and pleasure of ANY kind – it was about full-fat everything, eating as much as I cared to eat, and doing whatever made me feel good in my body! And that is the key – getting into your body and out of your head.  
Ultimately, the Equilibrium Diet is rooted in the diets of primitive tribes untouched by modern society and modern convenience foods like wheat, sugar and pasteurized dairy; and the diet is also rooted in the natural cycle of the day. As humans we cycle with the sun and moon and before electricity, our night time activity was restricted. So we need more energy, more food and more fuel early in the day and virtually nothing before we go to bed.  … More The Roots of the Most Powerful Diet on Earth

Goodbye calories, my old foe

A calorie is nothing more than a unit of measure; and yet for many people, this unit of measure monopolizes their lives. So, what does this unit actually measure?
Does it measure the amount of nutrients you receive from a given food?—No. Does it measure the increase in your well-being that you get from eating a certain food?—No. Wait, does it measure the amount of energy the body is given? Absolutely not.
A calorie measures the temperature increase in water that incinerated material creates. And although our stomach can be seen as a metaphorical incinerator, the stomach processes involve acids and enzymes instead of straight fire. And technically, we can compute the calorie output of anything, so long as it is flammable. We could compute the calories of sticks, or leaves, or rope if we so desired. … More Goodbye calories, my old foe

Migraines: Relief and Prevention

I used to suffer from almost monthly migraines. Migraines so intense the smallest ray of light would make me cry in pain, so intense I would almost always throw up—debilitating. Perhaps you know the kind. I have been migraine and medication-free for over six years now and in those six years of research and personal experimentation, I have found a few remedies that seem to work for headaches and migraines. Some of these are long-run supportive solutions, others are a quick fix. The good news is that when we use the long-run preventers, we rarely need the quick fixes because the migraines just disappear. … More Migraines: Relief and Prevention

QUIZ: What is your Toxic Load?

Toxic load refers to the amount of toxins we expose ourselves to on a daily basis and it goes hand in hand with nutritional bankruptcy. Usually, when one is present, so is there other. Toxic load includes: air pollution; drinking and bathing water laden with chlorine, fluoride, and pharmaceutical, plastic, and chemical residues; chemical off-gassing from furniture, sheetrock, paint and other building materials; body products like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, conditioner, hair dyes and lotions; heavy metals from vaccines and mercury tooth-fillings, foods that the body can’t digest: pasteurized dairy, wheat/gluten, and processed foods laden with chemicals and preservatives or GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and sugar (white sugar is a double-whammy toxin because it’s sugar and it’s GMO). … More QUIZ: What is your Toxic Load?

What is Candida?

Unfortunately, today many Americans have very low immune systems and acidic bodies. Candida isn’t bad in it of itself; in fact, it is always around to help the body. Candida eats waste laying around in the body: toxins and food build-up that the body (particularly, the liver) hasn’t had a chance to deal with yet. However, this “candida employee” comes at a cost: it loves sugar and demands to be fed either with sweets or processed carbs; hence, it is behind many sugar cravings. Candida emits major gas as it eats—this equates to brain fog or feeling drunk, body aches, belching, flatulence or bloating, either intestinal or all over (I felt like I looked puffy or had the texture of a mushroom). So by hiring candida, the body gets some waste cleaned up, but it pays a price. … More What is Candida?

The Business of Enlightenment

What most people are selling and teaching in this business of spirituality is a transcendent experience, a feeling of Oneness that includes everything, the timeless sensation that by-passes the physical world of our five senses. Clients and consumers have bought products, classes, and retreats all aimed at trying to obtain this experience. The experience is like a bliss-blanket for our nervous systems; it is similar to an addictive drug experience. And so, businesses who actually provide this blissed experience almost ensure repeat customers. But this blissed out experience isn’t what people REALLY want. Yes, a transcendent experience is nice; but it’s just that, an experience that comes and then goes, and leaves us with but a memory. These seekers think they want Oneness. I thought I wanted Oneness. … More The Business of Enlightenment

It’s official, I’m no longer an atheist.

Yesterday, after almost six years of silence, I told my story to a group of people for the very first time. As a former atheist, I came out of the “spiritualist closet”.
The story of how a lifelong atheist stumbled upon enlightenment and spirituality, because of the Equilibrium Diet has been a heavy story to carry—it was a journey through angels, demons (all self created, of course), and awakening that destroyed logic and shattered my atheistic reality.
I am not going to rehash the whole thing here (stay tuned for a highlight video next week), but I had to majorly, MAJORLY conquer some fear to stand in front of everyone yesterday. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place when it was over. It went very well and I am so glad and relieved I shared it. Here’s why… … More It’s official, I’m no longer an atheist.

What are the clowns doing?

I live in Greenville, SC and I first heard about the clowns that have now made national news about a week ago. Initially, I thought it was weird but didn’t give it much thought.  Later that day, I went to meditate and I was surprised to see a clown in my energy field. So I blew a rose for it (a way of neutralizing charge) and told it to tell me anything it wanted…
Remember that everything from the subconscious is streaming through our personal filters and any other programs/patterns in our space. In this case, my subconscious interprets these clowns as a manifestation of a collective societal fear:
“What if there is no authority?”
  … More What are the clowns doing?