Specific Protocols for Weight Loss, Vitality, and Hormonal Regulation

  •  DHEA and Pregnenalone – Precursor nutrients for your body to make its own hormones.  Since you went off the bioidentical HRT “cold turkey” your body is going through a form of hormonal withdrawal without any support.  Take one pill 3X per day.
  • Psyllium Husk – This fiber will fill you up so you don’t feel hungry while it scrubs and cleanses the intestines.  It is best taken when you feel hunger pangs or at night before bed.  Take two capsules per dose.  I do recommend a dose of Bentonite clay with the Psyllium.  I have some if you do not.
  • Yogic Exercise – Exercise with mind-training such as Yoga or Qi Gong will directly balance and stimulate hormone secretions while calming mental agitation and burning fat and calories.  This is one of the best “cures for the entire set of symptoms and complaints you are experiencing.  On Tuesday and Thursday at the Nugget Building Yoga Studio, starting at 7:00 pm, is our Qi Gong, Tai Qi Class.  You’re invited. 
  • Pearl Barley, Jobe’s Tears, Yi Yi Ren – Healing Properties:  Cooling thermal nature; sweet and salty flavor; strengthens the spleen-pancreas, regulates the stomach, and fortifies the intestines; builds the blood and yin fluids and moistens dryness; promotes diuresis; benefits the gall bladder and nerves; very easily digested – a decoction of barley water (2 ounces pearled or roasted whole barley to a quart of water) is traditionally used for convalescents and invalids; treats diarrhea (pan-roast before cooking); soothes inflamed membranes; alleviates painful and difficult urination; quells fever (use in soup); helps reduce tumors, swellings and watery accumulations such as edema.  This type of barley is a medicinal grain.  It can satisfy your wish for grains while draining dampness and bloating from your body.  It can be cooked like rice for a side dish or mixed with vegetables or done in a mushroom/barley soup.  The soup recipe I gave you should be modified.  Use Shiitake mushrooms and rice milk instead of button mushrooms and cow milk.  Following are a couple of recipes:

SOFT BARLEY
1 c. whole barley, soaked
4-5 c. water
1/8-1/4 tablespoon salt

  • Combine barley, water and salt in a pot.
  • Bring to boil.   Reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer 1 ¼ hours.
  • Place in a serving bowl.
  • Serve with gomasio, parsley or natto miso.
  • Serves two.

BARLEY WITH VEGETABLES
1 c. barley, soaked
½ onion, diced (optional)
½ c. carrot, diced
¼ c. burdock root, sliced, or 
1 shiitake mushroom, soaked 15 minutes
and sliced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 c. water
¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • Sauté vegetables (optional).
  • Dry-toast barley lightly.
  • Place barley and vegetables in a pot with water and salt.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low. Simmer 40 minutes.
  • Place in a serving bowl.
  • Serves four.

BARLEY LOAF WITH LENTILS
1 c. barley, soaked
½ c. red lentils, soaked
¼ c. sunflower seeds
4 ½ c. water
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 bay leaf
Parsley 

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  • Place all ingredients in a pot except parsley. Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, simmer 2 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan.
  • Cover and bake 1 hour.
  • Serve in slices with parsley.
  • Serves four.

 

  • Congees – The “Congee Cooklet” book is filled with simple macrobiotic recipes which will nourish while detoxifying and slimming. Most can be cooked in a crock pot which translates to easy, convenient home cooked food during your Telluride stay.
  • Breakfast Shake – Mix in a blender

4 oz. Blueberries
8 oz. Non Fat Yogurt
2 TBLSP. Rice or Spirulina protein powder
1 Banana
Dollop of Honey or Agave Nectar

 Blend well and drink.  Serves 2 to 3 glasses.  Have a warm tea to follow the shake.  Ginger tea is warming and aids digestion. 

  • Snacks – Use the liquid Chinese herbal ampules.
    • Ginger Candies
    • Ginseng Gum
    • Spirulina Bars, Nut Bars
    • Hot soup or Congee

 

Telluride Restaurant Assistance and Recommendations

Hongas           
Seaweed Salad
Tom Yum Soup
Miso Soup
Wellness Roll
Sashimi Special

 

Excelsior         Squash Soup

                        Fish Dish

 

LaMarmotte    Wilted Spinach Salad

                        Daily Soup

                        Elk or Venison or Lamb

 

Siam                Fresh Spring Rolls

                        Massuman Curry – Brown Rice or no rice,

                                                            Vegetable or Tofu

 

LaCocina        Vegetable Posole

                        Fish or Lamp Special

                        Salad

 

Blue Point       New Menu

                        Ask Betsy Miller to be your server

                                    Ask her diet recommendations

                                    I have a message in with her

 

Sheridan

 Chop House   New Menu

 

Cosmopolitan Warm Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

                        Fish or Lamb, Elk, Venison

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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