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Incredible…It’s Like Having a 3rd Lung!

April 5th, 2017

Luciano Pavarotti is said to have performed 250 times a year and never once lost his incredible voice. Colds, the flu, allergies, asthma, not even a hoarse throat, ever affected him. All opera singers can attest to this. Their lung capacity and health is not only inspirational in their performances, but a medical marvel.

Why then are so many people suffer from critical lung problems and difficulty breathing properly and fully? And always carrying a cold?

As usual, I discovered the secret in China, at the famed Shanghai Opera House no less! The next time you are in Beijing or Shanghai, get tickets to their Opera Company performances – they perform just about every night.

No doubt like me, you will be overwhelmed with the emotion, power, beauty and majesty of the event, particularly of the power of the tiny female singers. Many of these incredible women are in their 70’s and 80’s yet can still lift the roof with the power of their voices.

What do they do, to sing so strongly night after night I wondered, when most people I know can barely keep up with a simple 3-minute song at the local karaoke bar! Well, as usual, I dug into this to find what I think is the greatest lung health formula in the world.

If you get constant colds, or worse suffer from a respiratory impairment like emphysema or cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis or allergies, your lung savior is at hand.

What If You Could Have a 3rd Lung?

First, some quick background. I am using Chinese Opera singer’s amazing lung capacity for a good reason. Chinese Opera together with Greek tragic-comedy and Sanskrit Opera are the oldest dramatic art forms in the entire world.

There is a gift here for you and your lungs. The history, makeup, music, costumes and of course, the voices of their opera stars is a incredibly powerful demonstration of the power of the voice. And of our lungs.

Along with Water and ionic Trace Minerals, Oxygen is necessary to create and sustain life. Miss any one of these and you’re dead. To the Chinese and the Sanskrit’s (Ayurvedics), this is the power of the universe itself.

  • We can go without food for several weeks, but we cannot survive more than a few days, a week at most, without water.
  • Magnesium and Potassium make your heart beat! If you are without either of these, you drop dead instantly. (Tip: don’t forget your Liquid Minerals)
  • Oxygen is the most precious of all. How long do you think you can hold your breath? A minute? 30 seconds? Go ahead, try it. Life soon ends without breath!

In Chinese medicine, the Yin and Yang, the forces of the universe are always to be balanced. Our lungs provide the yin, the breath of life itself. And always to be nurtured.

So, after my visit to the famed Shanghai Opera House, more than 25 years ago now, I visited the herbalists at the equally famed Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and asked them what was it that these opera singers used to keep their lungs so strong for the nightly performances year after year?

Over to the big bell jars of herbs and sticks and stones they went, pulling out amazing things that we then slowly brewed into a dark, dark brown concoction for me to try.

As a former marathon runner, I wanted to see what effect this would have on me. Whatever it was that the herbalists brewed up for me, like the witch’s cauldron in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, it all worked. I was running like a gazelle, not even out of breath for ten miles at a time around the public gardens in old Shanghai. Even when I stopped, I wasn’t out of breath. It felt like I had a 3rd Lung!
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Aloe for Allergies

April 16th, 2015

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Aloe for Allergies!

It’s Here! If you haven’t noticed yet, you are probably NOT one of the 40 million people in the United States suffering from allergies.

I happen to be one of the 40 million.  Are you?

Is there anything we can do, other than succumb to the pharmaceutical corporations over-the-counter marketing blitz?

Image:  Pamela Van ZeeThose options may help temporarily, but they often do more harm than the short term good.

So, what will we do?

Believe it or not, allergies all start with the nutrition we give our bodies and the healthiness (or unhealthiness) of our gut.

Are you seeking natural allergy relief? I sure am.

And I found an answer in a place I least expected – the Aloe plant.  Really.

Pamela
Editor of Our Community Kitchen





The Aloe Vera plant is considered to be a miracle plant because of the multitude of curative and healing benefits.

Aloe Vera leaves are filled with a gel containing vitamins like A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E, and folic acid.

There are also a variety of minerals found in Aloe Vera juice, like copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese.

All these nutrients have tremendous health benefits.

Health experts regard Aloe Vera as nature’s most impressive and versatile herb. This herb is safe to use externally and internally. People across the globe use this herb for treating various health conditions from minor burns to cancer.

So, you can imagine that if aloe is able to bring relief to people with cancer, imagine what it can do to improve these common allergy symptoms -

  • Fatgue & brain fog
  • Lung & nasal issues
  • Itchy eyes & throat
  • Gas, bloating &skin flare-ups

and the factors associated with allergies -

  • Nutrition & digestion
  • Bowel health & constipation
  • Quantity of environmental allergens
  • Antibiotics & Rx drug overuse
  • Genetics

Incredibly, the whole leaf Aloe Vera plant contains over 100 actives, including ”Yellow Sap” which works fast as a digestive bitter supporting HCL.  Together with other essential properties, it improves vital core nutrient absorption, while easing occasional indigestion discomfort and revving up the body’s metabolism.

I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a metabolic boost!

Whole leaf aloe can help to provide relief from allergies and hay fever due to pollen, dander, chemicals, perfume, dust mites, foods, molds, etc.

There are many varied causes of the discomfort caused by allergies.  Some of the factors influencing the severity and length of allergies, include digestion, nutrition, environment and hereditary weakness.

The number one support in helping to reduce the constant challenge of allergies is to strengthen connective tissue called Collagen.

Weak collagen tissue in nasal passages, lung tissues, and intestinal tract cell walls allow foreign invaders to enter the blood stream and cause an allergy response.

By drinking whole leaf Aloe Vera juice daily, you are providing the body with needed protein and flavonoids, and  you may begin to reverse allergy sensitivity – this is just amazing!  Can any other allergy remedy promise a total reversal of symptoms?

Why does Whole Leaf Aloe help?

Aloe Vera has an acidic pH which helps to encourage the body to secrete the exact amounts of hydrochloric acid to improve digestion and absorption.

Many allergy sufferers have weak digestion which does not allow the body to receive the nutritional benefits from foods and supplements.

Once these proper nutrients are received at the cellular level, the body can build up the collagen and tissue structure to screen out the allergies. The glycomannan complex present in whole leaf aloe vera helps to provide additional help to strengthen the tissue cell walls.

Natural anti-inflammatory and analgesics, found in the yellow sap, help to reduce swelling, pain and skin irritation. Campesterol, B-sitosterol, lupeol, and salicylic acid help to promote additional allergy relief.

Join the growing number of Aloe Vera users that look and feel the difference – more energy, less allergies. youthful skin and improved wellness – including me!  Will you join me?



Strawberry Banana Aloe Smoothie
Base recipe courtesy of PopSugar.com
Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS
1 banana
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 strawberries, quartered
1 cup fresh Aloe Vera, cubed (or 1/2 cup fresh Aloe Vera Juice)
1/2 cup ice

Pamela’s variations:

  • To make it a complete meal – add Protein Plus SuperFood
  • To lower calories – make with ½ water and ½ almond milk
  • To bring out the flavor of the banana – add a dash of nutmeg and vanilla
  • Frozen strawberries can be used and ice can be omitted

DIRECTIONS

  • Place everything in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and drink immediately.

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Until we eat again!

Pamela and the Community Kitchen Team

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“I dobe hab a colb? I hab a abbergy?”

April 15th, 2014

Respiratory Lung Health is the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me regarding allergies. I bypass the allergy season altogether as if I had never suffered from the extreme shortness of breath and horrific coughing. I don’t know how I would survive the spring without it!”
- Daniela Kurland

If you are like the majority of people I talk to these days, allergies are becoming a bigger, and possibly, more intrusive element of your life.

Sneezing. Watery eyes. Mucous. Achey. Inflammation. Cough.

What would you give to be free of these symptoms?  AND have more energy and stamina throughout the day?

Read on and you’ll discover the secret to getting the deepest breath, and healthiest respiratory system, that you could ever imagine – and be FREE of pesky allergies once and forevermore!

What If … You had a 3rd Lung?

It’s possible to find the relieve you need right now and live life as if you had a 3rd lung.

How?

Along with water and ionic minerals, AIR is the 3rd element, creating and sustaining life on this planet. Miss any one of these and you’re dead. To the Chinese and the Sanskirts (Ayurvedics), this is the power of the universe itself -

  • If you dehydrate from lack of water, you are dead.
  • If you lack ionic minerals, you are dead. (Memo: don’t forget Liquid Minerals)
  • And if you can’t breathe, you suffocate, you are dead.

In Chinese medicine, the “yin” and “yang”, the balance of the forces of the universe are always to be balanced. Our lungs provide the “yin”, the breath of life itself – and always to be nurtured.

About 20 years ago, I visited an herbalists at the famed Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and asked them what was used to keep lungs strong?

Over to the big bell jars of herbs and sticks and stones they went, pulling out amazing things that we then slowly brewed into a dark, dark brown concoction for me to try.

As a former marathon runner, I wanted to see what effect this would have on me.

Whatever it was that the herbalists brewed up for me, like the witch’s cauldron in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, it all worked.

I was running like a gazelle, not even out of breath for ten miles at a time around the public gardens in old Shanghai. Even when I stopped, I wasn’t out of breath.

It felt like I had a 3rd Lung!

Respiratory Lung Health:  The 3rd Lung Formula

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