Saturday, 29 September 2012

Did you know that dates come from date palm trees? I have had these beautiful Queen Palm Trees for about 20 years. Every year I marvel at the stalks filled with small fruits as they turn from green clusters to a golden orange. I wondered how come they don't seed as they fall to the ground. Well I finally discovered these very very fibrous fruits with large pits are not only edible and super sweet
but they are also chock full of great nutrients.
So my son and I cut down 2 huge stalks
filled with ripe clusters of Queen Palm Fruit .
While they do have a large pit
and are very fibrous
they were  really sweet and tasty.
Next step was to search for recipes.
The recipes here are the same as for Pindo syrup
or jelly and wine.
I washed all the harvested fruits really well .
For extra precautionary measures
I let them soak in water with vinegar
for about 20 minutes.

I added enough water to cover and then some.
After  a hard boil
I simmered them for one hour
and then let cool
for another hour.
I was going more for a sauce rather than a jelly or jam.
**note ( On my first batch I drained the beautiful golden liquid and tried to squeeze and press the juice from fruits in a cotton bag.
It was a ton of work for little juice.
The second batch , after washing super well before boiling,
I KEPT the liquid and tossed the rendered fruits.
Much easier and delicious )
I added to taste;
fresh lemon juice,
some pectin,
1 Tbs butter
and once cooled raw honey.
If you want to a spicy touch 
add some chili flakes
or fresh diced chilly peppers
while cooking.
Saute fresh chicken breasts with
onion, garlic, sweet peppers and fresh herbs
The Queen Palm Sauce and ENJOY!
For more recipes ;

The most important thing you can do for your body is to spend time learning how to breathe properly. Shallow breathing takes in too much carbon monoxide and not enough oxygen. When you breathe you want to see your belly expand on the in breath and
deflate as you whoosh out on the out breath.


                         For Dr Weils Easy Breathing techniques;

Monday, 24 September 2012


Recipe -
Slice sweet potatoes super thin 1/8 "
Place on cookie tray
Drizzle Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
Dash of salt & pepper
and any herbs or spices
you enjoy
You can go sweet
by sprinkling cinnamon
and drizzling raw honey , maple syrup or agava nectar
or savory
by adding ghee , garlic a splash of  fresh lime .
Try dipping it in a yogurt sauce like tzatziki
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
 Orange foods contain beta and alpha carotene,
which assist in repairing damaged DNA and protect against cancer.
Good sources are carrots, acorn squash, apricots, mangos and sweet potatoes.

WHFoods Recommendations

Sweet potatoes don't have to take a long time to prepare. Cutting them into 1/2-inch slices and Healthy Steaming them for just 7 minutes not only brings out their great flavor but helps to maximize their nutritional value. And you can add cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or cloves for extra flavor and nutrition. For more on The Healthiest Way of Cooking Sweet Potatoes see the How to Enjoy section below.

Nutrients in
Sweet Potato
1.00 cup baked (114.00 grams)

Nutrient%Daily Value

vitamin A438.1%

vitamin C37.2%


vitamin B616.5%




vitamin B510.1%


vitamin B38.5%

Calories (102)5%


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Large Companies are trying to run our farmers off their land !
They are filling our fresh produce
with genetically engineered modified seeds
on a cellular level filled with toxins
and poisons.
Poisons from companies they own.
Companies that once provided agent orange
and now continue to spray Round-Up
seeping into and contaminating our land.
Please say NO to GMO!
If you have a local farmer fighting for his land 
trying to farm it his and her way,
the old fashioned way handed down for generations,
please support them .
Buy their produce, set up local farmers markets, 
sign pettitions and back them up.
It will make the difference of serving our children
diseases on a plate
to providing our children
a full and healthy life.
Call your Senator ,
what ever state you are in
and tell them to you support
Californias Propostion 37
to label all foods that contain GMO's
because YOU want to know what is in your food.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Along with Noni Juice I have been taking chlorophyll (liquid) on a daily basis.They work well on balancing my body chemistry right now
What's So Great About Wheatgrass?
Wheat Grass Benefits
40 Points about Wheat grass & its
Nutritional Values
  • 1 Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.
  • 2 Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.
  • 3 Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.
  • 4 Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.
  • 5 Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.
  • 6 Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.
  • 7 Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.
  • 8 Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.
  • 9 Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.
  • 10 Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)
  • 11 Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
  • 12 Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.
  • 13 Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
  • 14 Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.
  • 15 Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and so forth.
  • 16 Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
  • 17 Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
  • 18 Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.
  • 19 Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  • 20 In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.21 Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time.
  • 22 Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.
  • 23 A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.
  • 24 Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.
  • 25 Gargle Wheat grass Juice for a sore throat.
  • 26 Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • 27 Wheat grass Juice keeps the hair from graying.
  • 28 Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheat grass, spitting out the pulp.
  • 29 By taking Wheat grass Juice, one may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health, and spirituality, and experience a sense of well-being.
  • 30 Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
  • 31 Wheat grass juice is high in enzymes.
  • 32 Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
  • 33 Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. After an enema, wait 20 minutes, then implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. Retain for 20 minutes.
  • 34 Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.
  • 35 Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He said, "chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs."
  • 36 According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.
  • 37 Wheat grass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.
  • 38 Wheatgrass Juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  • 39 Wheat grass Juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  • 40 Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds
(TO GET THE FULL BENEFIT OF CHLOROPHYLL IT MUST BE FROM A LIVING PLANT) Link to a study on Monitoring the Oxygenation of Blood During Exercise After Ingesting Wheatgrass Juice Medical References
Copyright © 2012 by Living Whole Foods, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission granted up to 100 words in a review when proper credit is given. Proper Credit = website reference: and article citation.

07/19/2010: Jimmy from Citrus Springs, Fl, United States: "REMEDY FOR URINATION WHEN ON TRIP
My elderly great aunt would go to the spice cabinet before going for a ride or shopping where she would be gone for several hours. One time while waiting for her at age 92, I asked her why she went to the spice cabinet all the time when we had to take her someplace she said "I will not have to go to anyone's bathroom anywhere to urinate." She took a half a teaspoon of nutmeg and put in her left hand PALM and lick all of it then drink a small amount of water and that would take care of any urge.
I asked her where she learned that and she said from my grandmother as when she was young they would sell eggs from the horse cart and didn't want to stop for that anywhere. I witnessed that when taking her ANY PLACE THAT SHE NEVER HAD TO GO USE A BATHROOM ANYWHERE. I would say it worked very well for her as she was a very modest lady and never wanted to bother anyone."

(NaturalNews) Overactive bladder, also known as urinary incontinence, is one of the most common chronic conditions in the US. Lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as herbs and other supplements, can help end overactive bladder worries.

Lifestyle and dietary changes

1. Avoid sugars, artificial sweeteners and caffeine and alcohol, which promote rapid release of urine. Ingest foods containing vitamin C. Cranberries prevent bacteria growth in urine and prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls. Fiber helps by absorbing water.

2. Staying active and maintaining weight control can be essential. One way or another, just get moving - because many health problems, including urinary incontinence, are associated with obesity and lack of activity. Studies have shown that weight loss can greatly decrease overactive bladder.

3. Acupuncture can strengthen the urogenital system, tone the pelvic muscles and increase blood flow to the bladder. Acupuncture also boosts the immune system, diminishes swelling, and keeps hormones in balance.

4. Drink plenty of water every day in order to keep your urinary tract properly cleansed. Note: You should not drink liquids right before bedtime and should also limit liquids prior to physical activities.

5. For women, avoid feminine deodorant products as they may be urinary tract irritants.

6. Until you get your overactive bladder under control, wearing absorbent pads can help hide any leakage that occurs.

Herbs and other supplementation

For inflammation which can cause
overactive bladder, anti-inflammatory remedies such as bromelain, curcumin or quercetin may help. To combat the oxidative stress that can irritate nerves surrounding the bladder, take antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and alpha-lipoic acid. Flax oil is often taken for overactive bladder and the combination of magnesium and calcium gain better control of muscles in the urinary system.

Homeopathic medicines, which can promote a healthy bladder, include:

*A potassium compound called Causticum helps strengthen muscles weakened by age or damage to the nerves.

*Natrum muriaticum, a table salt compound, aids in
incontinence associated with menopause

*Sepia, made from squid ink or dried cuttlefish, helps with incontinence due to stress, particularly in cases resulting from a prolapsed uterus and vaginitis.

Herbs which may help overactive bladder include:

*Buchu (Barosma betulina) has been used by South Africans for hundreds of years to treat bladder and kidney infections and many other ailments. Buchu is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and diuretic. Buchu remedies act like tonics, nourishing the bladder tissue and making it healthier and more supple.

*Cleavers is often used in herbal remedies for urinary problems. In addition to its diuretic effect, it also acts as a soothing coating along the inside of the bladder wall that may protect against irritation, which can cause overactive bladder.

*Cornsilk helps soothe the urinary tract and has been used as a remedy for urinary infections dating back to its use by the ancient Incas.

*Gosha-jinki-gan is made from a combination of several different herbs and is one of the best-studied herbal remedies for bladder problems. Researchers believe this herbal supplement increases bladder capacity and reduces the number of bladder contractions via its effects on the nervous system.

*Horsetail is used to treat kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, and incontinence. Horsetail acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant.

*Pareira brava has antiseptic properties that also help ward off urinary problems, including incontinence resulting from prostate enlargements.

*Saw palmetto may help diminish symptoms of urinary incontinence in men. Used primarily for impotence, saw palmetto is also effective against incontinence because it targets the enlarged prostate gland.

*Zincum is used for help with urinating while standing and prostate gland troubles.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012




Let me begin by saying that as I was posting this information instead of typing Melanoma I typed Melatonin. I do not believe in mistakes and coincidences so this will lead me into a new search of melatonin as directly related to melanoma.
Ive been hearing about some great success with this (NaturalNews) When it comes to skin cancer, Big Pharma offers only topical chemo creams and surgery. The chemo creams often don't work but often do cause ugly, painful side effects. Removing skin cancer tumors surgically usually results with tumors resurfacing sooner or later. Surgeries often leave ugly scars. However, there are inexpensive, effective, safe cures for curing skin cancer that are banned by the mainstream medical monopoly, which are not publicized by the mainstream media. A relatively new remedy, BEC5, is a spin off from an Australian folk remedy for farm animals. It is available to anyone online. It uses the phyotonutrients extracted from eggplants. Clinical trials and anecdotal testimonies confirmed BEC5's efficacy and safety on basal cell and squamous cell cancers. Melanoma is the least common but most dangerous skin cancer with the highest morbidity rate. It can metastasize into internal organs. The maker and distributors for BEC5 make no claims for curing melanoma so far. But at least one person who made a homemade version that anyone can make claimed it cured his melanoma. The homemade remedy involves a solution of vinegar and eggplant that extracts the same phyotonutrient glycocides and glycoalkaloids contained in BEC5 directly from the eggplant. The glycoalkaloids penetrate cancer cells selectively and destroy them. Normal cells are left alone.
How to make and use the homemade eggplant remedy
This is an attempt at disclosing what others report cured their skin cancers. It's purely educational and not meant as medical advice. Some of the anecdotal reports had their skin cancer diagnosed by MDs, with subsequent cures confirmed by MDs (1).
Some have used white vinegar, while others recommend raw organic apple cider vinegar. Get a medium sized eggplant and grind it up. Put that into a glass jar and fill it up with the vinegar. Place the jar into the refrigerator. After around three days with the white vinegar, the liquid should turn to a brownish gold color. That indicates it's ready to use. Apple cider vinegar is already a similar color, but three days seasoning in a refrigerator should be enough. Apply it directly to tumors often with a cotton ball, or secure the soaked cotton onto the tumor with tape. Treatment may take a couple of weeks or more. Both commercial BEC5 cream and the homemade version also work on warts and other unhealthy skin conditions. One user mentioned that according to his doctor (naturopath?), if the homemade procedure is painful, then it is melanoma that's under attack. Many of these homemade remedy users were in Australia, where Dr. Bill Cham, MD, PhD, found out about the Devil's Apple plant used by veterinarians and farmers to cure skin cancers on farm animals. Dr. Cham claims a high, safe cure rate with non-melanoma skin cancers from his own clinical testing. Detractors claim there are no published reports in medical journals. That could be due to the fact that Dr. Cham had to go it alone testing his cream on skin cancer patients in the UK hospital system. Dr. Cham demonstrates and explains his BEC5 cream in a video (2). Mainstream medicine always attacks natural non-pharmaceutical cures and their sponsors. However, a well known physician, Dr. Jonathan Wright MD, founder of the holistic Tahoma Clinic in the Seattle Washington area, backs up Dr. Cham. Dr. Wright sells BEC5 creams and explains how it works and how it was tested within the UK system (3 - 4). Dr. Cham determined that the same curative glycoalkaloids were available in eggplant. From there he went on and pioneered the development of BEC5 in London. Sources for this article include: Original source for this article (1) (2) (3) (4)
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Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at
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Monday, 17 September 2012


Eating Healthy Doesn't Have to be Expensive

2-$1.00 bins at your local fruit stands
3-Natures medicine cabinet -Lemons for pennies.
Today I am focusing on sprouting.

1-Soak seeds and grains to "the point of life".
It does not get more nutritional than the fresh growth of new life.
Sprouts contain an amazing amount of nutrients and health benefits.
2-Sprouting brings grains and beans to a digestible level to avoid gut problems such as gas.
3-It’s inexpensive healthy eating.
4-It’s so easy!
5- Most important of all, IT TASTES GOOD!
Even my picky grandson loves to the crunch of sprouts.
Let’s Begin;
Use any container. I prefer glass but as shown in the picture a plastic container from cakes from the store works great too. Or take a well washed mayonnaise or canning jar and punch holes with nail and hammer in lid for air and drainage.Or tie a piece of cheesecloth or screen over a tall drinking glass ( a rubber band can secure the cheesecloth as well) Point being use something that lets air in and allows you to drain the water when you rinse it twice a day easily.

Key Points ;

Rinse beans or seeds really well.
Don’t over crowd the seeds , grains or beans
Rinse at least twice a day and drain pretty well
After rinsing (if using a jar) twirl jar on its side so beans stick to sidewalls a bit. This allows for more space and air.
I have found this method works great at preventing any type of mildew and bacteria and its super easy.
Keep it laid down on its side in cool darkish place like a kitchen cabinet or corner on your counter.
Your seeds and beans after 2-3 days will be sprouted and ready to use as a healthy crunch to salads soups home made breads any dish that needs a good zip.Put them in your fridge and add them daily to your dishes for added flavor and nutrition. Sprouts are also great to add nutrition to our pets foots. My dog Buju loves mung bean sprouts.
*(Note- Beans in cans are cooked IN THE CAN which means they retain their gaseous junk. ALWAYS RINSE CANNED BEANS REALLY WELL TO AVOID BELLY PROBLEMS as well as possible embarrassments )
If you are just soaking grains such as brown rice over night to make more digestible simply cover with water and soak then wash well. Soaking beans over night also helps to release the gaseous stuff too.

I believe all beans, seeds and grains can be soaked and or sprouted to highly increase their nutritional value.
 My personal favourite's are ;
Mung beans
Brown rice (soaked overnight)
Adzuki beans
Radish seeds

Have fun and experiment !

Friday, 14 September 2012



Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

Here are five natural remedies that are used for morning sickness.
The following diet suggestions may help relieve morning sickness:
  • Eat frequent smaller meals, so that you are never too hungry or too full at one time
  • Avoid fatty or fried foods
  • Keep crackers, bread or toast, cereal, or other bland foods handy. Try eating a few crackers before getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Identify any triggers and avoid them
  • Make sure you are drinking enough fluids, especially if you have been vomiting. Try drinking in between meals rather than with meals, which some women find helpful.
    Acupressure wrist bands, often marketed as "sea bands", stimulate an acupuncture point called "pericardium 6" (p6), which is known in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve nausea. It is a wrist band with a plastic button that puts pressure on the p6 point inside of the wrist. They usually cost less than $10 for a pair and can be found online or in some health food stores. It usually begins to work immediately.
    Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a common remedy for morning sickness. It has been used for centuries in cooking and medicinally. The Food and Drug Administration classifies ginger as "generally recognized as safe".
    It's quite common for medical doctors, midwives, naturopaths, and other health practitioners to recommend ginger for morning sickness. Four double-blind, randomized clinical trials support this recommendation. The dose used in the studies was a total of one gram of ginger per day, taken in divided doses, for four days to three weeks. This is equivalent to half a teaspoon of ginger taken four times a day. It can be steeped with hot water for five minutes to make a hot ginger tea.
    Some sources say there is not enough information about the safety of ginger in pregnant woment to recommend it for morning sickness, saying that ginger inhibits an enzyme called thromboxane synthetase and may possibly influence sex steroid differentiation in the fetal brain. Studies have not confirmed this.
    Another concern is that ginger interferes with blood clotting and may prolong bleeding time. A study that followed 187 women who had taken ginger during the first trimester found no statistically significant difference in the number of malformations, spontaneous abortions, and stillbirths.
    Peppermint Essential Oil
    The aroma of peppermint can help a queasy stomach. Fill a large bowl with hot water. Place two drops of peppermint essential oil in the bowl and place it on a table near your bed. Make sure it is in a safe area so there is no risk of it being knocked over. Or use an aromatherapy diffuser, which can be purchased at some health food stores.

    Monday, 10 September 2012

     Pineapple contains Bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that naturally helps break down foods so they are easily digestible.
    Bromelain also helps clear mucous and infections in the sinus
    Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found naturally in the juice and stems of pineapples. Called a proteolytic enzyme, bromelain is believed to help with the digestion of protein.
    Some bromelain appears to be absorbed by the body intact, so it's also thought to have effects outside the digestive tract. In fact, bromelain is often marketed as a natural anti-inflammatory for conditions such as arthritis. It's one of the most popular supplements in Germany, where it is approved by the Commission E for the treatment of inflammation and swelling of the nose and sinuses due to surgery or injury.
    Bromelain is typically extracted from pineapples and made into capsule or tablet form. Because it's able to digest protein, bromelain is available in some grocery stores as a meat tenderizer. A topical form of bromelain is also being explored experimentally for burns.
    When used for as a digestive aid, bromelain is usually taken with meals. When used for inflammatory conditions, practitioners typically recommend taking bromelain between meals on an empty stomach to maximize absorption.
    Why Do People Use Bromelain
    1) Surgery and Injuries
    There is some evidence that bromelain supplements may reduce swelling, bruising, inflammation and pain after surgery and injury. In Germany, bromelain has been approved for these uses by the Commission E since 1993. Large, well-designed studies are needed, because not all studies have confirmed these results.
    2) Sinusitis
    Bromelain has been suggested as a complementary treatment for sinusitis. Preliminary studies suggest that it may help reduce congestion, improve breathing and suppress coughing. It's approved by the Commission E as a complementary treatment for nasal and sinus swelling and inflammation after ear, nose and throat surgery. A review of three small but well-designed previously published studies found that bromelain may help relieve sinusitis symptoms.
    3) Digestion
    Bromelain is a popular natural digestive aid due to it's ability to digest proteins. It's used for bloating, gas and other digestive symptoms and for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. Bromelain is often used alone or in combination with other enzymes such as lipase, which digests fats, and amylase, which digests starch. There is little research, however, on the safety or effectiveness of bromelain for digestion.
    4) Osteoarthritis
    Bromelain may help with mild pain associated with osteoarthritis. It's a common ingredient in nutritional supplements marketed as a natural pain remedy for arthritis. Large, well-designed studies are needed to see if it is effective and to find out about possible side effects.
    5) Cancer
    Bromelain and other proteolytic enzymes have been explored as a complementary treatment for cancer. Although there is some preliminary research, there isn't enough evidence at this time on the safety or effectiveness of bromelain for cancer. It should never be used in place of conventional treatment.
    Side Effects and Safety Concerns
    Some of the more common side effects of bromelain include indigestion, nausea and diarrhea. Other side effects may include vomiting, increased heart rate, drowsiness and abnormal uterine bleeding or heavy menstruation.
    Bromelain has resulted in allergic reactions and asthma symptoms, including breathing problems, tightness in the throat, skin hives, rash or itchy skin. People with allergies to pineapples should avoid bromelain. Allergic reactions may also occur in people with allergies to latex, carrot, celery, fennel, rye, wheat, papain, bee venom or grass, birch or cypress pollens.
    People with peptic ulcers should not use bromelain. People with other digestive disorders should consult a qualified healthcare professional before using bromelain.
    Theoretically, bromelain may increase the risk of bleeding, so people with bleeding disorders and those taking medication that can increase the risk of bleeding should only use bromelain under the supervision of their physician. It should not be taken two weeks before or after dental procedures or surgery.
    The safety of bromelain in pregnant or nursing women, children or people with liver or kidney disease isn't known.
    Possible Drug and Herb Interactions
    People taking "blood-thinners" (anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication), such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should only use bromelain under a physician's supervision. It should also be used with caution by people taking herbs and supplements that are thought to increase the risk of bleeding, such as ginkgo biloba and garlic.
    Studies suggest bromelain may also increase the absorption of other medications, such as:
    ·         amoxicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotics
    ·         chemotherapy drugs such as 5-fluorouracil and vincristine
    ·         "ACE inhibitor" blood pressure medications such as captopril (Capoten) and lisinopril (Zestril)
    ·         medications that cause drowsiness, such as benzodiazepines lorazepam (Ativan) or diazepam (Valium), some antidepressants, narcotics such as codeine, and barbituates such as phenobarbitol.
    1cup fresh or
    1 can pineapple chunks
    1 onion (diced)
    1 Red bell pepper (diced)
    1 Green bell pepper (diced)
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    2 tablespoons coriander leaves (chopped)
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 jalapeno pepper (optional)
    salt (to taste)
    Step 1: Combine pineapple, red bell pepper, onion, and green bell pepper in a bowl and mix.
    Step 2: Add in cayenne pepper, coriander leaves, and lemon juice. Mix well. Let refrigerate until ready to serve.