How to make a savory salad that is anti-inflammatory!

Salads get a bad name because when a lot of people think of salads they think green lettuce, tomatoes, a few carrots, and salad dressings, they are even selling salads in bags now to make things easier, but if you are not careful, it is easy to make a salad inflammatory by adding things that can make it taste good but void of the nutrients needed.

On this week’s episode of Living Inflammation Free, we talk about building a good, tasty savory, healthy salad. To get you started we have a few recipes to help you out, and we even teach you how to make your own oil-free salad dressing; believe it or not, it is really simple.

Do you have questions about your wellness routine and boundaries?

We are all about community and wellness in this episode so let’s jump right into it.

[05:11] Your Salad base
[07:45] The best ingredients to build your Salad
[15:30] How to get the best store-bought Salad dressing
[17:36] How to make your Salad dressing: Lemon Vinaigrette

SALAD RECIPE (Serves 1 to 2)
1 handful of leafy greens: kale, Swiss chard, watercress, arugula, spinach (Do not exceed 10 cups per day)
1 handful of broccoli (The best source of sulforaphane which promotes liver detoxification, and Indole-3-carbinol, an anticarcinogenic compound)
1/4 cup Broccoli Sprouts (page 20) (Concentrated sulforaphane & I3C. Do not exceed four cups of sprouts per day)
1 handful of cauliflower
1 to 3 purple cabbage leaves, chopped (cheapest source of antioxidants per ounce in the world!)
1 red, yellow, or green pepper, sliced
1 to 2 slices of red, yellow, or green onion
1/2 leek, sliced, washed, and rinsed in a colander
Mushrooms (Bella, cremini, or shiitake)
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 to 3 tbsp sunflower seeds (sprouted is better)
1 to 3 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 cup legumes, sprouted (garbanzo beans, lentils, mung beans) or cooked (black, garbanzo, kidney beans, …)
1 large apple (yes apple for sweetness)

Now from here, you can get imaginative. I like to add -Sauerkraut

Once done, add spices and herbs for more flavor.
Mix fresh or dried one tablespoon of oregano, garlic powder, turmeric, black pepper, Italian seasoning or Bragg Organic sprinkle, one teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and two tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Each of these spices adds flavor and has anti-inflammation and anti-cancer properties; keep in a small mason jar or resealable container and shake until well mixed.

INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON DIJON DRESSING

Dijon mustard – rich, creamy depth of flavor
Apple cider vinegar – for a sour bite
Lemon juice – fresh is best for zip and brightness
Garlic – freshly minced adds pungency and flavor
Salt – sea salt or Kosher to elevate and enhance flavors
Maple syrup – smooths out the sharpness
Cracked black pepper – for a spicy peppery flavor
Fresh or dried oregano or thyme – any combination of herbs to add flavor
Hot pepper flakes – a hint of heat
¼ avocado – optional for richness and creaminess

INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl or jar.
If adding avocado (for richness and creaminess), place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.
Store in the fridge in a jar or air-tight container for up to a week.

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

+ Download the living inflammation-free food and pantry Guide https://bit.ly/Pantryguide

+ @inflammationfree on Instagram

+ Join the Facebook Community Brown Women Wellness

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Welcome Danny – Aspen Ridge Recovery

Getting to know Danny we find out he’s not a human lie detector and while an introvert at heart, he believes we do our best work in community. Digging in deeper with the Clinical Director at Aspen Ridge Recovery in Colorado, Mike and Glenn hit Danny with a few hard questions about addiction and recovery:

  • How do you know if you’re a good candidate for treatment? 
  • How important is therapy in treatment? 
  • Is abstinence the only option, or is there help to control drinking and how effective is it?

Listen in for Danny’s response and a real discussion about therapy, heart and community.

If you know someone who needs to hear this episode, share it with them!

Mentioned in this episode:

AspenRidge Recovery: https://www.aspenridgerecoverycenters.com/

Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/

Rat Park Study: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park

For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

#Trending Series: Pt 7: What Is Dry Drunk?

Glenn and Mike describe dry drunk as the grumpy guy that hasn’t had a drink but is miserable and complains about everything in their life. Why? Because stopping drinking is one thing, but then what? If you’re drinking to escape, then stop drinking without surrendering to recovery, you are still miserable but without the alcohol – and the same sh%^ behavior is still there. 

Glenn and Mike elaborate on the difference between drunk, dry and sober. You can be drunk by yourself, you can be dry by yourself, but sober takes a community and a commitment to recovery.

If you feel like you’re a dry drunk, some helpful hints:

  1. Practice self care
  2. Avoid trigger situations
  3. Start a journal
  4. Take mind off cravings by doing other activities
  5. Limit things that hurt your sleep
  6. Think about engaging in the 12 steps of AA

If you know someone who needs to hear this episode, share it with them!

Mentioned in this episode:

Dr John Episode: What Is Sober? https://www.sober.coffee/podcast/episode/40951704/bonus-drop-what-is-sober-dr-john-joins

Want more clinical information about Dry Drunk?

Visit Care Addiction Center’s Resources For Recovery Blog:

https://www.careaddiction.com/edu/dry-drunk

For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

Where should you start to live Inflammation-Free? 8 Easy steps to get started!

Today we will give you actionable steps to help rid your body of inflammations. We also talk about the different kinds of inflammation, how they differ and how your body reacts to them.

Do you have questions about your wellness routine and boundaries?

We are all about community and wellness in this episode so let’s jump right into it.

[04:47] The two different kinds of inflammation.

[05:28] 6 Warning signs to help you figure out whether you have chronic inflammation

[10:20] 5 easy tips to help you calm inflammation in your body

[15:15] Health implication of red, processed meat

[18:07] 3 food groups from which we get the most sodium

[19:18] Recommended dosage of daily intake of greens

[24:59] Healthy oil you can use

[28:14] How to eliminate prolonged stress

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

+ Download the living inflammation-free food and pantry Guide https://bit.ly/Pantryguide

+ @inflammationfree on Instagram

+ Join the Facebook Community

+ Living Inflammation Free Food & Pantry Guide

SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS

Thank you for listening. We hope this podcast has been informative & an inspiring resource to create the kind of life you want with your health in mind.

To help get this podcast in front of more women like you, please consider leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! The 10 seconds you take doing this means the WORLD to us and the women who this show will help.

James C – A Lover of Addicts

You can learn from anyone. You can learn what to do. You can learn what not to do. If you listen to their story, listen to their life and the challenges they face, if you truly listen – their story is suggesting to you how to overcome an obstacle in your life. That’s what we hear from James C.

James shares that he was given the gift of surrender on a cold January night in Michigan. It was the end of the road. He was highly addicted to alcohol, heroin, methadone, and valium and spent detox in a dingy, dark room. On the third night, sick as a dog, James tells us about the circumstances that led to his surrender, his gift of sobriety and the willingness to do the hard work that would be facing him after detox.

If you know someone who needs to hear this episode, share it with them!

For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

#Trending Series: Pt 6: What Is Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol is a depressant, it affects your nervous system and slows down your breathing, heart rate and other important tasks your body does. Mike & Glenn share their experiences with alcohol poisoning – from friends who have been hospitalized, friends that didn’t have a chronic drinking problem and died from alcohol poisoning, and even being in the hospital for alcohol poisoning themselves.

Think someone you know has alcohol poisoning?

Do:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Don’t leave them alone
  • Try to get them sitting up
  • Cover them with a warm blanket
  • Keep them from choking

Don’t:

  • Give them a cold shower – it can lower body temperature
  • Don’t give them food – it can lead to vomiting
  • Don’t have them walk it off – it can lead to a fall
  • Don’t try to get them to throw up – it can cause choking

If you know someone who needs to hear this episode, share it with them!

Mentioned in this episode:

WebMD on Alcohol Poisoning: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/alcohol-poisoning-overview

Want more clinical information about Alcohol Poisoning?

Visit Care Addiction Center’s Resources For Recovery Blog:

https://www.careaddiction.com/edu/alcohol-poisoning

For more about this podcast:

Visit Sober.Coffee website: https://www.sober.coffee

Sober.Coffee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sober.coffeepodcast/

Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com