The Science of Sleep


 

You may be sabotaging your sleep without knowing it! Think about your current sleep routine. I’d be willing to bet you’re like most people and that your nighttime routine involves at least one digital device.

 

While scrolling through your social media or watching your favorite show may seem harmless enough, numerous studies have found the blue light emitted from these devices can keep us from getting a good night’s rest.

 

We all operate off an internal clock known as circadian (Sur-KAY-dee-un) rhythms. Researchers have known for a long time that light disrupts our internal clock and thus natural sleep cycles. Blue light from electronics is particularly worrisome. The blue light emissions from electronic devices affected how much melatonin is released. This is a critical sleep-regulating hormone. Studies reveal people using screens that emit blue light don’t make as much melatonin.

 

Recommendations suggest avoiding blue light exposure for at least 2 hours before sleep. This may be difficult if your nighttime routine solely involves electronic devices. The good news is that many manufacturers are heeding scientific findings and offer alternatives to the blue light.

 

Apple Users Apple’s “night shift” mode (for iOS versions 9.3 and higher) can be accessed from the settings menu under “display and brightness,” and it’s simple to set a schedule for automatic engagement during the hours you use your device before bedtime.

 

Android Users Activating this feature can be accomplished by downloading the “Night Mode Enabler” third party app from the Google Play store.

 

Research your other device makers to find out if they offer any light alternatives. The best option is to avoid your electronic devices before bed, but for those of you dependent on your nightly social media fix, the next best option is to reduce blue light exposure.

 

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin

Jicama Fries

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If you’re missing french fries, you NEED to try these Golden Jicama Fries! These baked jicama fries are a perfect side dish, appetizer, or snack. Plus, jicama is a source of prebiotic complex carbs which benefit our gut health. Unlike Probiotics, prebiotics retain the benefits when heated. Ditch the traditional french fries and try these baked jicama fries!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups filtered water
  • 1 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt, divided
  • 15 oz raw jicama (medium size jicama)
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp crushed dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a vegetable peeler, peel skin from jicama. Slice peeled jicama into fries.

To a medium pot over high heat, add water and ½ tsp salt and bring to a boil. Add sliced jicama, cover pot, and boil for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat and drain water.

Transfer jicama to a large mixing bowl, drizzle with avocado oil and add remaining 1 tsp salt, turmeric, garlic powder, paprika, crushed dried rosemary and onion powder. Toss using tongs until jicama is fully coated in oil and spices.

Transfer seasoned jicama onto the prepared baking sheet in single layer. Bake for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before garnishing with chopped fresh parsley.

Serve with guacamole or homemade vegan ranch Dressing.

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WATCH THIS INSPIRING AND FASCINATING INTERVIEW ON CORONAVIRUS WITH DR. ZACH BUSH, M.D.


Dr. Zach Bush, M.D. is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the world.  I have been waiting to hear his opinion on Covid-19, and here it is!  Enjoy this fascinating interview with one of the most respected doctors of our time.

There has been mixed information floating around not only on the internet but on the news. Many doctors like myself and many of my esteemed colleagues find ourselves perplexed by the decisions being made and the information being disseminated by our government officials and that of the CDC and WHO.  I will continue to put links on this website and our Facebook page that seem to match the research we are seeing on Pubmed.
One of the doctors that I have followed for many years is Dr. Zach Bush. Dr. Bush is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the world and is often referred to as the “Einstein of medicine” among many of us in the functional medicine world. I have referred to some of his groundbreaking research in a couple of my books. I have been keeping my eye out to see what his opinions were on the current virus. Another doctor sent this interview to me recently. His explanations about what is really happening with this virus and the actions we need to take have made more sense than anything I have seen so far.
I hope you find the interview to be helpful in clarifying the current situation as it relates to your health.
Stay healthy,
Love Dr. Hall

COVID Hope

Hello all,
Dr. Hall again, keeping my promise to try and keep us all up to date on the latest with the coronavirus or COVID-19. I have some exciting news. The worlds leading expert on communicable diseases is Dr. Raoult. He runs the IHU. This institution is one of the world’s leading centers of expertise in Infectiology and microbiology. 
 
Dr. Raoult was authorized to conduct a clinical trial on the effects of Chloroquine or Plaquenil on the coronavirus. The results of his clinical study came out on March 16th confirming the spectacular therapeutic effects of Plaquenil on COVID-19 have been obtained. Here are the results of the study summarized. The study can be read in full.
 
Those who did not receive Plaquenil (a hydroxychloroquine drug) remained carriers after 6 days in 90 percent of cases compared to only 25 percent of cases remaining carriers if they received Plaquenil. 
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The IHU has also been advising that antibiotics be prescribed especially Azithromycin because there is proof that this lowers risk in people with viral infections. Azithromycin is also shown to be effective against a great many viruses although it is an antibiotic. Looking at the comparative percentages of positive carriers with the combination of the Plaquenil and Azithromycin there is an absolutely dramatic decrease in the number of positive carriers. The study also shows a decrease in the viral load of the patients who followed the protocol. In short, if you think you have the Coronavirus – Get tested and if positive, talk to your doctor or emergency room about this treatment protocol with Plaquenil and Azithromycin.
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Source:
Gautret et al. (2020) Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment of COVID‐19: results of an open‐label non‐randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents – In Press 17 March 2020 – DOI : 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2020.105949 

The Sauce Is Boss! Keep It Sassy – With a Few of My Favorite Savory Sauces!

A flavorful sauce will elevate an ordinary entrée into a gourmet culinary adventure! Plus, these nutrient packed sauces will add lots of healing benefits to your plate.

Cilantro Pesto

cilantro pesto ingredients

  • 3-6 cloves of garlic smashed, coarsely diced
  • ½ cup of fresh pine nuts
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, rinsed, spun dry (you could substitute for basil if you like)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp Organic Spanish or other extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of Celtic or Flower of the Ocean Sea Salt

Directions:

Blend cilantro and olive oil until it makes a finely chopped blend, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until a delicious lumpy paste.

Healing Tonic Sprinkle

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/8 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 1/8 cup grated fresh horseradish
  • 4 slices fresh organic lemon
  • 4 slices fresh organic orange
  • 4-6 fresh peeled garlic cloves
  • 2-4 cayenne peppers
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Organic maple syrup
  • ¼ Cup Coco amino

Instructions

  1. Place all herbs, fruits and vegetables into a wide-mouthed jar. Cover with 2-3 times as much apple cider vinegar.
  2. Place plastic wrap over jar and then secure tightly with a lid. Shake daily for 2-4 weeks. Store at room temperature out of direct heat and light.
  3. Strain, squeezing all liquid possible out of the herbs.
  4. Discard herbs and rebottle the vinegar. Add coco amino & maple syrup to taste, enough to make a syrupy consistency

To use: add to soups, sauces, marinades or dressings.

Green Goddess Dressing

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe avocado- peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened plain plant-based yogurt (I recommend forager cashew yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2- 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno – seeds removed
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ cup assorted fresh herbs (I like a mix of basil, green onion, thyme, & parsley) or Sometimes I use only Cilantro for a creamy salsa.

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, add a bit of filtered water till you have reached desired creamy consistency.

Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium, thin-skinned ripe fragrant lemons, preferably seedless (about 1 pound), scrubbed, cut almost in half across middle, remove exposed seeds
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cups Organic olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh herbs (I like a combo of basil, thyme, and a bit of rosemary)

Directions:

Place the oven rack in the middle position; and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Wrap the garlic head in parchment paper and then wrap with a layer of foil. Place in oven to roast. Put the lemons, shallot, water and salt in a Dutch oven or any ovenproof, heavy-bottomed pot with a lid. Cover the pot, place in the oven and roast for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. After the first 30 minutes, check on the lemons every 15 to 20 minutes, stirring gently to coat the lemons with the liquid. If the lemons begin to brown, lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees to prevent scorching.

Watch for lemons to begin to collapse, and for the liquid in the pot to take on a golden hue and thicken slightly. The shallot will melt into the liquid.

Remove the pot from the oven when the lemon pith is completely translucent, and the juices have turned syrupy and caramel brown. Using tongs, grab a piece of lemon and use the softened fruit to mop the sides of the pot, loosening any bits. Drop that lemon back into the pot with the others.

Remove the garlic head & lemons and the accumulated liquid from the heat and let cool completely.

In a Blender- add lemons and liquid from pan, 3 cloves of the roasted garlic, olive oil, and herbs. Add salt to taste.  Blend until smooth. You can add a little bit of filtered water to loosen sauce to desired creamy consistency. This reminds me of a creamy hollandaise sauce- I love it served over vegetables like cauliflower and asparagus, and proteins such as wild fish and organic chicken.

Recipe note: The size of the lemons, the thickness of the pith, the heaviness of the pot, even swings in oven temperature, all affect the cooking time. Sometimes the lemons may need additional roasting beyond the suggested 1 1/2 hours for the pith to turn completely translucent.

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Type 2 Diabetes Is Not a Life Sentence — 3 Patient Stories

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By Dr. Candice Hall, DC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, which equals 34 million people. Up to 95 percent of those cases are type 2 diabetes. While type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin properly, type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to use insulin properly.1

Like many things in life, insulin isn’t noticed until it goes missing. When the body cannot make enough insulin or use what it has, blood sugar rises and quality of life plummets. Even while the rate of new cases of diabetes declines, the number of diagnosed adults continues to rise. And so, many go on struggling, feeling resigned to a life of low energy, high medical costs, and uncertain futures.

But there is hope. Despite your feelings, type 2 diabetes is not a life sentence; it can be treated and even reversed, allowing you to get off of meds and take control of your life.

Here are just three of many stories we could share of the patients who’ve found freedom through Next Advanced Medicine—and whose success we can replicate for you.

Dominick Gutierrez

Lowered his A1C from 8.4 to 5.4
Lost 55 pounds
Click here to watch Dominick’s testimonial

Next Advanced Medicine _Dominick_GutierrezWhen Dominick was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, his blood sugar was so high that he couldn’t return to work. For over a month, he dipped into his vacation pay. But funds and time were both running out. He had already lost two brothers to diabetes, and with a third facing the same diagnosis, he knew the outlook was grim. So when he happened to see a Next Advanced Medicine commercial while out shopping for a Christmas gift, he was ready for a change.

In a very short time, Dominick’s life flipped entirely. His A1C dropped from 8.4 to 5.4—reversing his diabetes diagnosis—and he lost 55 pounds. He went from living entirely on drive-thru and take-out food to preparing his own meals and sharing recipes with his daughter—who couldn’t be happier with her dad’s transformation.

“It’s a whole new life. I have so much energy,” he says. “Honestly, I’m 48 years old. I feel like I’m 25. I’m up at 5 in the morning going for walks, and I have so much energy now, I can’t believe it. I feel like I’m high on life for this program.”

Raul Stamp

Lowered his A1C from 9.4 to 5.6
Lost 40 pounds
Click here to watch Raul’s testimonial

Next Advanced Medicine _Raul_StampWhen Raul was diagnosed as a diabetic in 2012, a part of him just accepted that the condition would take his life. After all, his father had died of diabetes only four days before turning 69. But when Raul actually came face to face with his mortality, a different switch was flipped.

“One day while driving to work, I sneezed and had a vertigo attack,” he says. “The world starting spinning. I had a semi-truck on each side of me, so I became terrified, and decided I had to do something.” And that something was turning to Next Advanced Medicine for help.

“Our mission is to help every individual achieve their goals by getting to the root of their affliction and developing a personalized course of action.”
—Dr. Candice Hall, DC

Raul had a rough road ahead of him. For too long, his daily routine had consisted of sitting at work, sitting in the car, and sitting at home. On the day of his brush with death, his blood sugar tested at 303. When he started the program, his A1C was 9.4, he weighed 285 pounds, and his cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure were high.

After a thorough examination, the staff at Next Advanced Medicine developed a custom program for Raul that helped him to retake control of his future. By meticulously tracking everything he ate and exercising four times a week, Raul reversed his diabetes in just five months. Upon graduating, his A1C tested at 5.6, he had lost over 40 pounds, and his triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure were all normal.

“I have more energy than I know what to do with. I’m building shelves and cabinets, and whatever else needs to be done around the house now,” he says. “I have to find something to do when I get home from work because I have so much energy, which I’m sure my wife appreciates—she won’t leave me alone.”

Dwayne Heath

Lowered his A1C from 8.1 to 5.5
Lost 70 pounds
Click here to watch Dwayne’s testimonial

Next Advanced Medicine _Dwayne_HeathDwayne first heard about Next Advanced Medicine when KFI radio’s Justin Worsham shared his father’s recovery story on the air. By then, Dwayne had been prediabetic for 10 years, with an A1C as high as 8.1. Hearing Justin talk about his father’s success was the final push he needed to take action.

In just six months with Next Advanced Medicine, Dwayne reversed his diabetes, lost 70 pounds, and dropped his A1C to 5.5. “It makes such a big difference,” he says. “I had a bilateral knee replacement five years ago, and I can tell the difference when I go for walks: I walk with more pep in my step, and less pain, and it will probably make my knees last longer.”

“It comes down to education and treating the whole person, not through pharmaceuticals, but through what you intake into your body, and fixing those areas of your body through the use of supplements,” Dwayne says. “It’s because you know what you are supposed to eat, and what you are not supposed to me. That education is the best will power you can have. When you know what foods are causing the problems, it’s easier to give those things up and stay on the path.”

“Now I can enjoy my five grandchildren for a lot longer than I expected to live.”

 

“At Next Advanced Medicine, we’ve treated hundreds of patients like Dominick, Raul, and Dwayne,” says founder Dr. Candice Hall, DC. “People come to us because they want to regain control of their health and improve their lives. Our mission is to help every individual achieve their goals by getting to the root of their affliction and developing a personalized course of action.”

If you’ve resigned yourself to a short life spent shackled to type 2 diabetes, we’re here to help you break the chains. The expert caregivers at Next Advanced Medicine can develop a customized program that can help you return to health. Freedom is within your reach. Contact us today to begin your journey.

Dr. Candice Hall, DC, treats patients at Next Advanced Medicine in Tustin, California. She specializes in developing life-changing programs for individuals facing diabetes, cognitive decline/early-stage Alzheimer’s, thyroid dysfunction, and autoimmune disorder.

Source 1: www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/type2.html

COVID-19: It’s the Soil, Not the Seed

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By Dr. Wayne Greathouse, DC, Dr. Candice Hall, DC, and Dr. Neil K. Hersh, MD

Dear Valued Patient,

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Together, we’re entering unchartered territory that requires every one of us to be vigilant and informed while maintaining positivity and compassion.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the news media’s 24/7 cycle of fear and panic—notably, the doom-and-gloom predictions that indicate 160 to 214 million Americans could be infected, with 200,000 to 1.7 million passing away. We believe these are worst-case scenarios and don’t accurately represent reality.1

At Next Advanced Medicine, we know it’s essential to prepare for the worst while continuing to hope for the best. Medical experts are correct when they advise us to wash our hands and practice social distancing. However, nobody is talking about the obvious: it’s the soil (your immune system) and not the seed (COVID-19). In other words, the strength of your immune system is what matters most right now.

Even if you are in a high-risk group, we don’t share the fatalistic outlook. Instead, we encourage you to fortify your immune system by following these essential tips:

  • Stay away from refined sugars.
  • Limit your “starchy carb” intake.
  • Eat good fats and stay away from unhealthy snacks.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking only water.
  • Get good sleep.
  • Reduce panic and stress (for example, don’t binge on news media).
  • Get mild to moderate exercise.
  • Start a habit of prayer or meditation.

Most importantly, you need to provide your body and immune system with the building blocks it needs to mount an adequate response. We have put together a research-based nutritional protocol to support your body’s response to viruses. This is the system our families are on, as well as Next Advanced Medicine patients.

This four-part immune-supportive/antiviral strategy is designed to achieve the following:

  1. Inhibit viral acquisition
  2. Inhibit viral replication
  3. Cell system support
  4. Immuno-modulation

We want to help you and your family enjoy the benefits of this immune-supportive and antiviral protocol. To get started, please respond to this email or call our office at 949-786-5050.

Are you a former patient of Next Advanced Medicine who would like to start a Maintenance Program to maintain and build upon your health? If so, we’d love to see you again. Please call our front desk today at 949-786-5050.

As a primary medical service, we are permitted and prepared to continue serving our patients in every way possible through this challenging time. To respect the needs of all patients—and follow state and federal guidelines—we are offering a variety of ways for you to connect with your doctor.

To minimize risk, we are encouraging phone and video appointments for most patients. However, we will remain open for individuals who need to visit their doctor in person or pick up supplements or tests. We are also happy to ship supplements for a small fee.

If you are experiencing any symptoms, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you contact your local hospital for instructions.

Your’s in health,

Next Advanced Medicine

Dr. Candice Hall

Dr. Wayne Greathouse

Dr. Neil K. Hersh

P.S.—Now is the time to double-down on your resolve to improve and reverse your chronic health condition. In times of stress, it’s common for us to turn away from productive health practices. You can do this. Stay focused!

Source 1: www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/coronavirus-deaths-estimate.html

COVID-19 and Inflammation: IL6 Storm

Hello Everyone, Dr. Hall here. We are trying to keep you up to speed with the most current information coming from the CDC and Pubmed regarding the virus. We are honored to be one of the businesses that has been declared essential so we can remain open and help our community.

What we are learning about this virus is that many of the people being hospitalized or dying seem to be getting something called an IL6 storm, this is a storm of inflammation, fast.

Let me explain this. The armed services have multiple branches to protect us.  You know them, the army navy, Airforce, and Marines. The immune system is no different it is there to protect us and has multiple branches. As you know the Marines are the first ones on-site, but imagine we only needed 50 marines but instead 50,000 show up. This creates an overwhelming defense. When your body makes too much defense, too much inflammation we call it an inflammation storm. The article is referenced below.  https://selfhack.com/blog/interleukin-6/

This may be one of the reasons why people diagnosed with a disease are at higher risk.  This inflammation storm is affecting the lungs and the heart.  So this storm, this IL6 storm or “massive inflammation fast” is the problem.

Now what do we do about it? How do we help limit IL6?  Now, this is important. I am not saying that this will cure the coronavirus or even prevent you from getting it. I am simply stating what I would be doing if I had something raising my IL6 or inflammatory levels. Nothing that I am suggesting has been tested against COVID-19 or coronavirus specifically but most have been shown to reduce or inhibit IL6.

You can check with your doctor and see if it is ok to take these things before or during a virus. This is not the time to do nothing. This is the time to do more for your health than ever before.

If I go through the list it may seem overwhelming so I am going to post it below and on our website.

So if you are sitting home worried or feeling helpless then know there are things you can do to help your body be stronger. Now, are you going to do all the things on the list? No.

 

Might you do some of them? We are.

Fight the inflammation storm (IL6) with:

  • Butyric acid
  • Prebiotics
  • Green tea extract
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Andographis (herb which inhibits IL6)
  • Curcumin
  • Boswelia
  • Oregano, sage and bay leaves.
  • Hydroxytyrosol
  • Quercitin
  • Resveratrol
  • Glutamine
  • Vitamin C by IV drip

 

If you would like to order these online, you can find many of them in Fullscript.

Beatnick Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

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Beatnik Salad

Makes 2 main dishes

4 cups baby greens of your choice, I like the spicy green blend (spinach and mustard green blend)

2 small garnet yams, washed & scrubbed & sliced into wedges

3 beets (assorted colors) washed & scrubbed

Avocado oil spray

1 avocado

4 strawberries sliced

2 TBS Hemp seed

2 TBS sunflower seed

2-4 patties of apple gate, chicken breakfast sausage patties (depending on how many people will be eating & appetite) or Applegate chicken sausage sliced

Blackberry Vinaigrette

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1 c. Blackberries

1 TBS. Apple Cider Vinegar

1 TBS. Lemon juice

3 TBS olive oil

1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

Fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Spray your baking sheet with avocado oil. Place sweet potato wedges and whole beets on baking sheet. Roast in oven for 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.  During the last 10 minutes of Roasting place your sausage patties or sausage slices on the baking sheet.

 While the vegetables are roasting prepare the salad dressing:

Blend Blackberries in the blender, strain through a mesh strainer into a medium-size mixing bowl to remove the seeds. Discard seeds. Whisk in the apple cider and lemon juice. Next whisk in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Remove the vegetables from the oven, let cool slightly until cool enough to safely handle. Using a kitchen towel that you don’t mind will get stained; grab each beet and wrap it in the towel, use the towel to scrub the skin off the beet- it will come off easily.  Cut beets into wedges.

Assemble the Salad:

Place greens on the Plate, arrange a few sweet potato wedges, assorted colored beet wedges, avocado, & strawberries. Drizzle the salad dressing on the salad and garnish with 1 tbs. each hemp and sunflower seeds. Top with a sausage patty or sausage slices.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Ingredients:

*You may make the Bone broth from scratch, or purchase Prepared Organic Bone broth from your market to save time.

For the bone broth

  • 1 whole Organic chicken, cut in in pieces
  • 2 TBS. Avocado oil
  • 1 white onion, small dice
  • 2 ribs celery rough chop
  • 2 carrots, rough chop
  • 1 turnip, rough chop
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 TBS. apple cider vinegar
  • 12 c. of purified water
  • 3 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
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Ingredients for Chicken & Vegetable Soup

  • 8 cups Organic chicken bone broth (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 cups shredded Chicken
  • 2 Tbs. avocado oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • ¾ c. cauliflower florets, broken into small bite sized pieces
  • ¾   c. green beans, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 c. purple potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced in half moon shapes
  • 1 large shallot, small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1` tsp fresh rosemary, minced (or ½ tsp dried rosemary)
  • 1 Tbs. Fresh Thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbs. Fresh parsley, Chopped
  • 1 tsp. Salt and ½ tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • Optional: Garnish with Lemon Slices, and a variety of your favorite fresh herbs; chives, parsley, thyme, basil.
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Instructions:

In a large stock pan heat, avocado oil on medium heat. Add chicken pieces to pan and braise for 5 minutes on each side.

Slowly and carefully add the water to the pan.

Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, vinegar, salt and pepper.

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Let the chicken broth simmer with lid on for 1 hour.

Remove Chicken from pot with tongs, place in a covered container in fridge and let cool, until you can shred it without burning yourself (about 30 minutes).

Remove skin from chicken and discard.

Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces, store shredded chicken in fridge.

Place the Chicken bones back into the pot or into an instant pot or crockpot and simmer over low heat for 8 hours. Add water to keep bones well covered as the water evaporates.

Remove from the heat, strain broth through a sieve and discard bones and onions/ garlic.

Place broth in fridge, let cool completely.

Remove the cold broth from the refrigerator. Skim the solidified fat that has risen to the top of the both with a slotted spoon and discard.

Heat, Sip, Enjoy!

To Prepare the Soup:

Heat the oil in a large stock pot for 30 seconds. Add shallot, garlic, carrot, celery, sauté for 2 minutes.  Add cauliflower, green beans, purple potatoes, and zucchini. Sauté for 3 minutes.

 Add Chicken broth.  Add shredded chicken. Add herbs, bring soup to a simmer, let simmer for 25  minutes.

Stays fresh for 5 days, or freeze in portions and thaw as needed.

Serve garnished with a wedge of lemon and fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, & or basil.

Enjoy!

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