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Alkaline Foods: Steel-cut Oats Recipe

Steel-cut oats

Steel-cut oats, a “power” food, are an excellent source of protein, fiber and select vitamins and minerals. Unlike rolled oats which are highly processed, steel-cut oats are dense and chewy as a result of being passed through sharp, steel blades that cut them into thin slices that helps retain more fiber and protein. Enhance with coconut or almond milk flavor and healthful spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.


3 ¾ cups water
1 ¼ cup steel-cut oats
¼ tsp salt

Creaminess options:

1 tbsp either almond butter, coconut milk, or coconut oil

Your choice for added flavor:

1 tsp cinnamon, or ½ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp lemon pepper, or 1 tsp garam masala, etc.

Your choice of fruit and nuts:

Mixed berries, diced mango, sliced banana, dried fruit and nuts, etc.

In a medium saucepan, boil the water over a high heat and then stir in the steel-cut oats and salt. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20–25 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Add almond butter, coconut milk, or oil and a flavor of choice and remove from heat.

For a quicker option, you may soak the steel-cut oats overnight. To do that, bring 4 cups water to boil in a medium saucepan, add 3 ¼ cups oats and ¼ tsp salt. Let them boil for about one minute, stir and remove from the heat. Cover and let them soak overnight. The next morning, heat the oats over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Serve with fruit and nuts of choice.

For a Garam Masala substitute, follow the link.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Safer, Natural Approach to Treating Asthma

Here is an article about n-3 fatty acids and asthma from

Kumar A, et al. – In an exploration to shed light on the efficacy of n–3 PUFA in inflammatory diseases, specifically asthma, researchers viewed it as an attractive non–pharmacological intervention which might benefit asthmatics with no major health side effects.

– Based on some evidence from observational and intervention studies, marine-based n-3 PUFA have been proposed as a possible complementary/alternative therapy for asthma

– Altered cell membrane composition might be related to the proposed anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 fatty acids

– Researchers found data highlighting the likely impact of this altered membrane composition following n-3 fatty acid supplementation (primarily EPA and DHA) on modifying lipid mediator generation via the production of eicosanoids with a reduced inflammatory potential/impact

– Researchers have lately identified the significance of a group of lipid mediators derived from EPA including E-series resolvins in the resolution of inflammation

– They acknowledged that reduction in inflammation attenuated the asthma intensity including symptoms (dyspnoea) and exerted a bronchodilatory effect

Most Americans are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. We recommend everyone know their omega-3 level and, if needed, supplement with high potency exceptionally pure, healthy oils like PERQUE EPA/DHA Guard.

Berry Berry Lassi Recipe

Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent originating from the Punjab region. It is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit. It soothes the digestive tract, promotes digestive enzymes and aids in digestion. Perfect for a summer day, our Berry Berry Lassi is a refreshing drink and full of antioxidants thanks to the flavonoid rich berries.

Dark, colorful fruits and berries are staples in an Alkaline Way diet. Biodynamic or organic, locally grown, and vine-ripened are recommended whenever available.


1 heaping cup berries (organic or biodynamic recommended), washed
½ cup spring water or third aquifer well water
2 tbsp evaporated whole cane juice or raw honey (if more active)
1 cup natural yogurt and/or 2 capsules PERQUE Digesta Guard Forté
½ tsp lime or lemon juice
2 mint leaves

In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients to a puree. Add optional items to suit your tastes and energy needs. If you want lassi with a superfine texture, strain the mixture through a coarse sieve.

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Listen to Dr. Russell Jaffe’s Interview on The Dr. Leslie Show

Monday, July 25th at 11:30 am ET and re-airing at 6:30 PM ET, Dr. Russell Jaffe will appear on The Dr. Leslie Show on WSIC 100.7 FM/1400AM to discuss the important topic of “Stop fighting with disease and start healing”. 

The Dr. Leslie Show, which is about living well naturally… bringing education and inspiration towards leading a healthy, holistic life including the mind, body and spirit, can also be heard via ITunes, Blog Talk Radio, and

100.7 wsic

The Dr. Leslie Show can be heard on the No. 1 listened to Radio Station in 5 North Carolina counties including Iredell, Alexander, Catawba, Davie, and Wilkes County, with a reported daily listenership of over 70,000 people. Additionally, their global online audience spans over 190 countries.


Tasty Greens Salad with Sweet Dressing Recipe (Serves 4-6)

Salad greens can make a fabulous nutrient-rich meal, yet be light. The number of greens you can include in a salad are numerous. Whether it’s collard or sorrel, spinach or arugula , they all provide copious amounts of fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Enjoy this tasty greens salad that is topped with nectarines, mint, grape seed oil and more!


2 cups garden sorrel leaves, washed
1 head red leaf lettuce or butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
¾ cup nectarines, thinly sliced
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp grape-seed oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
¾ tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp shallot, minced
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tbsp chives, finely minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine the sorrel, lettuce, and nectarines. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and season. Drizzle the dressing over salad, toss lightly, and serve.

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Dr. Russell Jaffe Interview With Natural Medicine Journal Discussing Early and Proactive Detection and Treatment of Insulin Resistance

“Insulin resistance has now reached endemic levels,” explains integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN. In this sponsored podcast, Dr. Jaffe describes effective ways for clinicians to identify and treat insulin resistance. He also describes how to motivate patients to comply with treatment.

You can listen to the full interview on Natural Medicine Journal’s website.

Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, is CEO and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH). He is considered one of the pioneers of integrative and regenerative medicine. Since inventing the world’s first single step amplified (ELISA) procedure in 1984, a process for measuring and monitoring all delayed allergies, Jaffe has continually sought new ways to help speed the transition from our current healthcare system’s symptom reactive model to a more functionally integrated, effective, and compassionate system. PIH is the outcome of years of Dr. Jaffe’s scientific research. It brings to market 3 decades of rethinking safer, more effective, novel, and proprietary dietary supplements, supplement delivery systems, diagnostic testing, and validation studies.

About PERQUE Integrative Health

Perque Integrative Health

PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH) is dedicated to speeding the transition from sickness care to healthful caring. Delivering novel, personalized health solutions, PIH gives physicians and their patients the tools needed to achieve sustained optimal wellness. Combining the best in functional, evidence-based testing with premium professional supplements and healthful lifestyle guides, PIH solutions deliver successful outcomes in even the toughest cases.

Quinoa and Berries Recipe

An ancient grain of the Incas, quinoa is hugely popular all over the world today. It is rich in fiber, a complete protein (rare for a plant) and a storehouse of nutrients like iron, magnesium, lysine and riboflavin. Since it is chewier than other grains, it creates a sense of fullness that can often help with weight loss. Additionally, it appeals to all given that it’s gluten free.

Quinoa cooks quickly and is very versatile – it can be enjoyed as main or side dishes, salads or breakfast recipes. We combine quinoa with an assorted berry mix in this breakfast bowl version for an additional antioxidant pop and lace it with maple-syrup and cinnamon for that hint of sweetness.


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 2-inch cinnamon stick or ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 tbsp maple syrup

Tasty Options:

½ cup blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
2 tbsp raisins
1 tsp lime or lemon zest
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3 tbsp whipped coconut cream
2 tbsp chopped cashews or nuts of choice
Optional yogurt (sheep or goat yogurt preferred) and maple syrup sweetener to taste

Place the grain in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse well. Combine the water and grain in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cinnamon stick, if using. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Add cinnamon and maple syrup to taste and then add one or more of your favorite tasty options.

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The Mind and Body

The mind and body are very closely connected- emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect our health.  The mind-body connection means that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are!

On the other hand, what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise, even our posture) can impact our mental state (positively or negatively). This results in a complex interrelationship between our minds and bodies.

Mind-body specialist Dr. James Gordon states that the mind and body are essentially inseparable: “the brain and peripheral nervous system, the endocrine and immune systems, and indeed, all the organs of our body and all the emotional responses we have, share a common chemical language and are constantly communicating with one another.”

So, while you’re working on improving your ability to cope with stress and anxiety, the positive effects may also be seen in more effective blood sugar management or strengthening your immune system or digestion.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) lists some techniques that are considered mind-body therapies or practices:

  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Creative arts therapies (art, music, or dance)
  • Yoga
  • Biofeedback
  • Tai chi
  • Qigong
  • Relaxation
  • Hypnosis
  • Guided imagery

Some therapies like Taichi, Qigong and Yoga are called ‘body-mind” therapies.

Ultimately, mind-body and body-mind therapies are interrelated: the body affects the mind, which in turn impacts the body (and the mind.)

“In essence, mindfulness involves quieting and then focusing or directing the mind. This can create a mental space that has been described as “absence of a problem.” The practice of non-attachment or witnessing helps us to observe life without being overwhelmed by the challenge or situation at hand. Since most of us can only focus on one thing at a time, if we are meditating, we’re also less likely to be worrying. Shifting into a state of pure awareness can provide a personal retreat, a place of peace, and a refuge that allows inner reconciliation.”

Read more about practices like these in the Joy in Living the Alkaline Way and elevate your health status to a new level.

The body-mind connection

The mind and body are very closely connected-   there is a powerful bond   through which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect health.   Thoughts can positively influence the body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress and so we usually think the mind is in control and it tells the body what to do. While still very true, more and more research now shows the prominence and utmost importance of a body –mind connection.

Latest scientific evidence talks about the body’s influence on our psyche*. Movement is extremely important for cognitive development and enhancement for babies, young children adults and the elderly alike. Mobile kids hit cognitive milestones faster and in older adults exercise promotes healthy aging mentally and physically. (

Ask us about the “The Joy of Living” – a useful handbook that discusses some simple, satisfying mind-body activities which adequately compliments any individualized  therapeutic program.

Walking is a perfect exercise, whether you are drawn to brisk walking or simply ambling, preferably in a place of beauty and serenity for at least 45 minutes every other day. Walking for benefit increases circulation and oxygen levels. Deep, slow in and out breaths, even while walking slowly, accelerates the lymph flow, which is a major detoxification system of the body. Walking can also be linked to deep relaxation, mindfulness practice, or meditation, further activating the body’s innate healing capacities.

-Excerpt from “The Joy of Living”

Cashew Dip Recipe

Native to Brazil’s Amazon, the “Cashew” nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. It contains healthy monounsaturated fat that helps to reduce high triglyceride levels, promoting good cardiovascular health. Among others, it is rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium that support healthy muscles and bones in the body, provide antioxidant support and deliver co-factor assistance in various important enzymatic functions. It is also a storehouse of many B complex vitamins that are essential for optimum metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

This simple Cashew dip recipe provides all the goodness of cashew laced with coconut water that contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Enjoy as a snack with organic fruit, vegetables or tortilla chips.


1 cup raw cashews
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey

Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth (add 1-2 tbsp coconut water to get desired consistency).

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