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Guide for medical cannabis ministers
and medical marijuana ministers

    This is a Guide for medical cannabis ministers and medical marijuana ministers.

    This Guide outlines some of the topics you may need to prepare for in order to have a successful legal defense in both federal (U.S.) and state (California) court for working as a medical marijuana minister or medical cannabis minister in a California medical cannabis collective, dispensary, or cooperative.

    Exact material will vary greatly by religion. I provide examples from my own religion, although many of the examples may not apply to your religion. You will want to prepare your own defense, probably with the help of a lawyer skilled in first amendment and criminal law.

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diet or fasting

    The courts often consider the existence of special diet or fasting in determining if a religion is legally valid.

legal standards

    “5. h. Diet or Fasting: Religions often prescribe or prohibit the eating of certain foods and the drinking of certain liquids on particular days or during particular times.” —United States of America v David Meyers

    

Rasta ital diet

    The Rasta ital diet is compatible with the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) Goddess Diet.

    The word ital is derived from the English word vital.

    ital diet has two key principles:

  1. Refuse to eat any processed foods (because that would involve taking part in a system that is oppressive).
  2. Don’t eat any red meat (because of the belief that red meat rots inside the body).

    The foods of an ital diet will vary from person to person, ranging from pure vegan through vegetarian to various semi-vegetarian diets.

    Some refuse to eat fish, while others believe that the Bible supports the eating of fish.

    Some also forbid any dairy products.

    The essence of ital is to eat natural foods that are good for you.

Kemetic or ancient Egyptian religion

Goddess Diet Plan

    The Goddess Plan is a lifelong method for any woman or girl to achieve and maintain Goddess status. The Goddess Diet Plan may also be used by men and boys, with small modifications for gender and sex.

summary

    This diet is customized to each individual by each individual. It is easy to adjust to match doctor’s orders.

    This diet is similar to many healthy diets and can easily be adjusted to meet the requirements of most healthy diets.

    The essence of this diet is things most everyone already knows: ٭ ٭ ٭Eat less meat. Eat lots of plants. Eat less processed foods. Cut back on salt, sugar, and fat. Eat plants. Eat lots of plants. Eat a wide variety of plants. Keep introducing good plants to replace and take up the “eating space” currently occupied by things that you already know you need to change.٭ ٭ ٭

    Slow incremental changes towards a healthy diet makes it easier to maintain a healthy diet for life.

    Extreme diets tend to deprive the body of some essential nutrient for about three weeks, resulting in weight loss. Some is often just water loss from less salt. Some is from the loss of an essential nutrient. But the weight loss is temporary. That much weight, and often more, comes back. And the three weeks of deprivation of an essential nutrient may cause permanent damage to the body.

    This diet is presented in “days”. Those do not have to be consecutive days. While too much change at once is overwhelming (and likely to cause enough chaos for failure), you can do more than one day of this diet in a single real day or spread a day of this diet over several days, a week, or more. Adopt this diet to your own schedule and make it wrok personally for you.

    Change at a pace that you can sustain. Of course, make any immediate changes a doctor orders. Otherwise, change at your own pace.

    You already know a lot of what is here.

    You do not have to be a Witch or Pagan to follow this diet. You do not have to believe in Goddess. You may have any religion or no religion at all.

    While anyone can follow this diet plan, it is also a religious diet for those of the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) religion. There are many religious variations, but the two most important are the strict vegan version and the Aset (Isis) version (which allows fish, seafood, and dairy).

    To be a wab-priest or web-priestess (the priesthood responsible for the purity of ritual and the cleanliness of sacred rooms, tools, paraphenalia, and priesthood) required pure veganism, dressing in white, baptism in a lake of water, and avoiding all animals (other than temple animals, such as cats at a temple of Bast) while serving in the temple. Outside of the temple work, the Aset (Isis) version of this diet can be used.

    This is a seven year diet plan intended for recovery from health disaster. The Goddess diet will help you recover from (or control) obesity, diabetes, heart disease, celiac disease, food allergies, and other common health problems.

    The Western Pattern Diet emphasizes large amounts of red meat, sugary desserts, refined grains (especially corn, soy, and wheat), high fat foods (especially dairy products), high sugar drinks, and chicken eggs.

    Almost everyone knows this is a health disaster. The common response is to use over the counter pharamceutical company drugs to cover up the adverse symptoms so that the bad diet can be continued. Until a serious, life-threatening problem occurs. Uh, oh.

    The Goddess Diet is just plain good natural eating. You have probably at least heard of most everything here. You probably generally know these things are good for you. You may be forced into healthy eating patterns by a life-threatening disease or trauma. You may be tired of being overweight. You may already be healthy and just want to tune up your diet.

    Whatever the reason and your personal circumstances, you are now ready to fix your diet.

    The Goddess Diet Plan goes beyond simple rules and restrictions, instead providing general ideas that each person must customize to the individual needs of his or her own body. You can modify and change the order of the steps to meet your own needs.

    Note that this web page is still being written and is being changed and updated on a regular basis.

    Information on cutting back on sugar and salt being added.


tomb of Queen Nefertari

basics of the Goddess diet

    We are taught that diet and exercise are the only factors in being healthy and that those who are overweight are simply lazy and undisciplined. That’s garbage.

    While exercise, nutrition, and diet are important factors, the greatest single cause of obesity is depression. The most common self-treatment for depression is eating “comfort food”.

    The second most common cause of obesity is low self-esteem. If a woman doesnt’t love herself, then she has little or no motivation to properly take care of her body.

    The starting point for achieving and maintaining a healthy body is to create a lifetstyle that encourages and supports love of self.

    Certainly you want to learn the right foods to eat and the proper exercise and that kind of stuff, but it is far more important to transform your mind and spirit.

    You want to set yourself free from the ancient Sumerian belief in “sin-nature” and realize that you are a manifestation of the divine. You are Goddess incarnate!

    You can use ancient Egyptian Witchcraft to transform your life and achieve a healthy you.

    Learning about how food affects the health of the body is a very practical way to start learning about Kemetic Witchcraft.

    As you learn about healthy eating, your overall health will improve, but you need to avoid the tendency to start lecturing your friends. Nobody appreciates the Food Nazi.

“Health is more than simply the absence of illness. It is the active state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.”
World Health Organization

    The process of a woman seeking the Goddess within involves both the physical and the spiritual.

    Any woman can become goddess incarnate, but very few women actually achieve this goal. The path towards this goal is often fulfilling and enriching on its own. Sometimes the journey really is more important than the destination.

    “One of the most interesting developments in women’s spirituality is that of a widespread view of Goddess as immanent rather than transcendent, i.e. within each person, within all of nature, not as a woman sitting on a throne or flying around up in the heavens. Many women today perceive Goddess not only as immanent but as immament process, as the flow of life energy.” —Merlin Stone in Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood, page xiii

    Some women have numerous advantages (such as genetics, economic wealth, cultural acceptance, control over their time, etc.) and still fail to become goddesses, while other women facing extreme hardships (such as physical disabilities, mental disabilities, poverty, cultural oppression, poor neighborhoods, etc.) are able to become goddesses.

    Certainly there are many external circumstances and other factors out of your control, but there is much that each woman can do if she really wants to.

    Ancient cultures have three basic archetypes of goddess: Maiden, Mother, and Grandmother (or crone). You will want to achieve the goddess nature appropriate for your age.

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
Socrates


    

doctor’s orders

    You may already have doctor’s orders. Obey those orders. If you strongly disagree, seek a new doctor with more palatable orders.

    You may find that your doctor’s orders already include elements of this diet. If so, immediately implement your doctor’s orders and follow up with the rest of this diet.

    If you can afford to do so, have your doctor examine this diet and either approve it or modify it before you start using it. Follow any modifications made by your doctor.

    You may speed up or slow down implementation of this diet.

    You may skip steps that you are not ready for, although this may diminish the positive effect of the other changes.

    Just as doctor’s orders may jump steps to the front of the list, you may also start some things early. Understand that small refinements that come later in the process may have no effect until the larger issues are dealt with. Avoid the temptation to only do those parts that you find easy, as that will continue down the path of disaster to eventual death.

unhealthy typical diet

    The Western Pattern Diet emphasizes large amounts of red meat, sugary desserts, refined grains (especially corn, soy, and wheat), high fat foods (especially dairy products), high sugar drinks, and chicken eggs.

    A 2006 survey of obese American adults revealed that 70% of these obese adults thought they ate a healthy diet! Obviously there is a great deal of confusion about what constitutes a healthy diet.

    The typical diet plan in popular mass market diet books provide a list of easy to follow directions that a person follows for a short period of time. One to four weeks produces a temporary weight loss of five to twenty (5-20) pounds. This is typically water loss, but can be some other harmful effect.

    Most people can maintain a strict diet (even ridiculously strict) for an average of 21 days. Severely restrict any one (or more) essential macronutrient for 21 days and there will be almost certain weight loss. Some fad diets can cause longterm health damage along with temporary weight loss.

    A short trendy diet is followed by a return to your normal habits. You regain the weight you just lost, plus a few extra new pounds as your body tries to recover from the drastic swings in diet it just experienced.

    Pick another trendy diet and repeat the process, slowly yo-yoing to ever increasing weights and ever decreasing healthiness.

“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.”
Hippocrates

healthy Goddess Diet

Isis

    The Goddess Diet Plan is different. This is a long term plan for permanent life changes that allow you to bring out the Goddess within yourself.

    With the Goddess Diet Plan, you learn about your body and apply time proven physical, mental, and spiritual changes that transform you into a manifestation of the Goddess of your choice.

    The three basic Goddess archetypes are the Maiden, Mother, and Grandmother. There are a wide variety of Goddesses of each type from cultures all over the world. Pick one or more Goddess archetypes that are appropriate for you personally.

    The Greeks divided the Maiden archetype into three kinds: Kore Persephone (the young woman seeking marriage and family), Kore Athena (the young woman pursueing a profession or craft), and Kore Artemis (the wild young woman, including lesbians, musicians, artists, and librarians).

    Americans are accustomed to diets that involve counting. Counting carbs. Counting calories. Counting fat. Counting protein. Itemizing vitamins and minerals. Calculating glycemic indices.

    In reality, what matters is the quality of the food eaten. A good diversity of high quality foods will tend to naturally result in a good diet, without having to do math.


changing habits

    The Goddess Plan takes into account that human beings are creatures of habit. You are going to create new habits. It is impossible to simply break an old habit.

    As an exercise, for the next thirty (30) seconds, attempt to avoid thinking about pink unicorns. Really concentrate on avoiding thinking about pink unicorns. Do this experiment now.

    You will find that the more you concentrate on not thinking of pink unicorns, the more you actually think about pink unicorns. No human being can break a habit through sheer will power.

    Now for thirty (30 seconds, concentrate on thinking about black cats. Imagine a black cat. Picture the black cat in detail. Think about exactly what the black cat looks like. Think about exactly how the black cat acts. Concetrate completely on the black cat. Do this experiment now.

    At the end of the second experiment you will notice that you did not think of the pink unicorn. Human beings can replace old habits with new habits.

    The secret to success is to replace old habits with new habits, rather than attempting to simply break old habits through sheer will power.


changing day by day

    Another problem with most diet and health plans is sudden drastic change. There is only so much that any one human can handle at one time.

    If you overload yourself with too much to do (on top of your already busy life), then you will fail. You simply won’t be able to keep up with it all. You will be overwhelmed and fail.

    The Goddess Plan includes a daily plan of one healthy change a day. This is a manageable amount of change for most people. This is an amount of change that is sustainable for a lifetime. Each day you will improve your health and become sexier.

    Basic nutritional information is interwoven with the specific diet change suggestions. Diet books typically present all of this information at once as an overwhelming mass of data. Spreading it out through the suggested diet changes allows you to learn nutritional theory at a steady pace at the same time you are making practical changes.

    This daily plan assumes a reasonably healthy start. If you have are under medical care for a drastic, life-threatening condition, then you need to immediately follow your doctor’s orders.

    If you are reasonably healthy, you can start the Goddess Plan at any time.

    Feel free to adjust the plan to your personal needs.

    If you have special health needs, then modify the Goddess Plan to take into account your special needs. For example, if you are allergic to a specific food that is recommended by the plan, then use your growing knowledge of Kemetic Witchcraft and good health to design your own personal substitute that serves the same essential need.

    If you already are practicing a healthier lifestyle, you may be able to skip over some steps, either because you are already doing them or because you are already doing a more advanced and healthier option. Of course, avoid becoming over-enthusiastic and attempting to do too much at once.

    If you are struggling with a step (or a group of steps), you may want to slow down the pace of the plan, possibly making changes every other day or every few days instead of dialy.

    Adjust the Goddess Plan to your specific needs, body, and life.

    Goddess may make additional modifications to this diet. You could be informed of these modifications trhough dreams, meditiation, prayer, or other religious activity.

note:

    Note that the day by day plan is being written more slowly than the days are passing. This is not a problem because the plan involves making long term changes for the better and you are encouraged to work at your own personal pace, which will probably be less than one change per day anyway. I currently have about four to five hours a week to write for the entire website. Please be patient.


explanations

    The Goddess Plan provides for every step. Kemetic Witchcraft and the Goddess Plan are based on knowledge. Unlike the typical person who blindly follows whatever fad is popular at the moment, on the Goddess Plan you will learn why you are doing each step so that you can obtaint he maximum positive health effects.

    Science and mathematics were created by the ancient Egyptians as important religious elements.

    The ancients (Babylonians, Romans, Greeks, Persians, etc.) all acknowledge that mathematics and science came from ancient Egypt. The modern word chemistry is named for the ancient Egyptian deity Khem.

    Imhotep, architect of the first true pyramid, inventor of the scientific method, trigonmetry, and medical triage, as a priest of Ptah proposed the scientific method as a foundational element of the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) religion. Imhotep also was the first human to propose that mathematics was the actual underlying Divine Law and that the entire physical universe and everything and every activity in the universe could be explained by mathematical laws.

    When Aristotle created Hellenism, a religion combining the Ancient Egyptian religion with the Greek religion, for Ptolemy I, Aristotle again affirmed that philosophy, science, and mathematics were core elements of the Hellenistic religion.

    Just because Christians reject science and specifically separate science from their religion, does not in any way negate the millenia of science and mathematics being basic and essential core parts of the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) religion.

    The Christian claim that science is not part of religion is Christian religious belief and is not binding on older, smarter, wiser, superior religions.

    This knowledge will allow you to modify the Goddess Plan to fit your specific and unique body and life.

    This knowledge will also allow you to function better as a Kemetic Witch and give appropriate advice to others who seek out the counsel of a Wise Woman or Shaman.


hitting bottom

    Every individual has a different personal bottom. This is the lowest point where you finally realize you have a serious problem you can no longer ignore your problem and you finally take realistic actions toward recovery.

    You may have had severe diet-induced health problems, such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, organ transplant, or cancer.

    You may simply be on the path to major, life-threatening conditions and realized that you don’t want to be any fatter, more tire, or less healthy.

    Everyone has a different bottom. If you have not yet reached your personal bottom, you will only dabble at solutions rather than make the long-term commitment to healthy eating.


intelligence

    This disaster recovery diet assumes that you are willing to use your native human inteligence. You will have to consciously think about what you eat and plan accordingly.

    Common sense simply is not common.

90,000 years

    For approximately the first 90,000 years of the existence of the modern human, our ancestors continued to use the technology of our immediate predecessor. We didn’t start using our flashy new modern brains until we got our asses kicked by Neanderthal in what is now Israel/palestine.

    As we attempted to emerge from Africa, we came up against a similar species that used the exact same weapons technology (especially spears and axes intended for hand-held use). Neanderthal was bigger and stronger than we are. They easily chased us back to Africa.

    Some of our ancestors used their modern brain and came up with a new design for spears that could be thrown.

    In the next clash we easily defeated Neanderthal because we could strike at a distance, defeating them before they could use their superior strength and size advantages.

    We eventually chased Neadnerthal out of Europe. This was accompanied by an explosion of new tehcnologies, including the introduction of art and civilization.

    It took us modern humans 90,000 years with our modern brain before we hit bottom and started using it.

applying intelligence

    This disaster recovery diet assumes that you are among those humans who are willing to actually use your flashy new modern human brain. That you are willing to think. That you are willing to plan. That you are willing to take positive action and control over your own health.

    You have to be willing to read. Less than 10% of adult Americans are “regular readers”. Regular reader being defined as someone who reads at least once a week for some reason other than school or work. And that once a week can be something as simple as reading a single comic strip!

    As one of the first four people to have independently discovered writing, both reading and writing are important factors in the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) religion. The hieroglyphs were called medu neter, which literally means Divine Writing or the Writing of Goddess. Seshat or Sothis created the medu neter and Djehuti or Thoth taught writing to humans. The library was invented in ancient Egypt. The Great Library at Alexandria was a temple to Serapis, the deity of wisdom.

    While this does count as educational reading, you will have to be more willing to read and think than the average human.

    Are you ready to use your brain to save you own life?


seven year diet plan

    This is a seven year diet plan. That number is based on cellular activity. It will take approximately seven (7) years for your body to recover from your previous eating habits.

    Once you have recovered, it would be wise to continue healthy eating for the remainder of your life.

    While this diet concentrates on the recovery phase, you will learn the principles for long term, sustainable healthy eating.


fad diets

    There are more than 28,000 different diets in the English language. The vast majority are fad diets.

    Most fad diets are based on some kind of starvation.

    Humans can exhibit extreme discipline for short periods of time. Most anyone can go on almost any extreme diet, no matter how extreme, for a short period of time (typical endurance is about three weeks).

    Most fad diets starve the body of one key nutrient. Over a period of about three weeks, any kind of starvation will result in noticeable (often impressive) weight loss.

    Unfortunately, there are harmful effects from these short periods of starvation. The harmful effects vary depending on the kind of starvation. Some of these cause long-term damage to the body

     In the worst cases, the long-term damage actually causes the body to change at a cellular level. These changes cause the normal American unhealthy diet to become even unhealthier! The body changes thw way it processes food and you end up worse than you were before the fad diet.


super foods

    The idea of super foods is a fallacy.

    No single food meets all human nutritional needs. No single food by itself can make a person healthy, especially if mixed into an otherwise unhealthy diet.

    Further, many of the proclaimed super foods are exotic and very expensive. Typically, the same nutrients (often in greater quantity) can be found in less expensive foods or a combination of less expensive foods.

    You will find some of the famous exotic super foods on this list, but not as single super hero main components of your diet, but as one of many different food items that you should eat throughout the year.


healthy eating

    Chances are that you already have a general idea of what is healthy eatng. You probably don’t know allthe details. You probably have some mistaken beliefs. But you generally know what is healthy and what isn’t.

    As you read this diet, apply your general common sense knowledge. Think and test for yourself whether or not this is reasonable.

    We have three major goals:

    (1) Remving unhealthy foods.

    (2) Adding healthy foods.

    (3) Getting the correct proportions of healthy foods to match you personal dietary needs.

    You may notice that this material suddenly and abruptly ends. That is because I am still transferring the information into writing.

    Return weekly (or even every few days) and you will find more information has been added.

    To your good health.


servings/portions

    The ideal for a human is continual eating while travelling long distances, with an occasional stop for a cooked meal. We are designed by Goddess to be long distance walkers and runners. In the hunter-gether days (which actually were primarily gathering and gardening supplemented with fishing and trapping, with hunting being fairly rare), a family or tribe would typically travel a thousand to three thousand miles per year on a regular circuit, gathering in larger groups at selected times of the year when the local bounty could support a lager group.

    Goddess designed our bodies for long distance walking and running. We can sweat while exercising, allowing continued long term physical exertion. Our big butts, legs, backs, and other features are structured for long distance walking and running. We can walk and run continiously for longer than any other species on the planet.

    The switch to a few large meals came with the agricultural revolution. Our bodies are not designed for that eating model.

    It may be difficult in a modern urban society, but it is best to switch to five to seven small meals a day, with additional snacking in between.

    It is important to note that this is not the same as adding a bunch of meals and snacks to the three large meals of Western society.

    Eat the same amount of food (assuming you are eating the correct amount of food for your size, age, gender, and body), but spread it out more evenly through the day.

    The first meal of the day, breakfast, is the most important meal of the day and should generally be the largest meal of the day.

    A noon time or mid-day lunch can also be a bit larger meal than the others, but not as large as in the urban three meal practice.

    Feast meals are special occasions and may involve more food than normal for a single meal. Adjust that day’s other meals accordingly.

    The four major macronutrients are: water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The exact proportion needed varies by body type. You can use Ayarveda to determine your body type. It is important to match the proportions of carbs, proteins, and fats according to your individual body type. Experiment and learn the correct balance for yourself.

    Generally, carbohydrates should account for 40-65% of your diet, proteins 10-35%, and fats 15-35%.

    The following recommendations are ordered from least eaten to most eaten, in the pattern of a food pyramid (even though I don’t yet have a cool full color food pyramid picture avaiolable yet).

    Meats: Maximum of twice a week, preferably no more than once a month. At the highest level of Goddess diet, these are entirely removed.

    Sweets: Maximum of 75 calories a day. Preferably less often. Healthy sweets such as plain dark chocolate, unsweetened dried fruit, fruit sorbet.

    Alcohol: Optional maximum of one glass of red wine or one glass of beer or ale per day. No alcohol is better.

    Fats: 2-5 daily servings (adjusted for your body type).

    Poultry, Eggs, Cheese, Yogurt, and Dairy: Once a day to once a week (once a week is better). At the highest level of the Goddess diet, these are removed entirely.

    Fish and Seafood: Once a day to twice a week. At the highest level of the Goddess diet, these are removed entirely for the Seth variation (which is purely vegan), but remain for the Heru Sa Aset (Horus) and Aset (Isis) variations.

    Vegetable Oils: A good mixture of quality oils daily, including olive oil at least once per day and hemp seed oil at least once per day.

    Daily Physical Exercise: at least 30 minutes a day

    Mushrooms: Eat a variety of cooked mushrooms daily, particularly Asian mushrooms. Do not eat raw mushrooms.

    Fruits: unlimited (minimum of 3 servings daily). Fresh in season, supplemented by frozen and dried.

    Vegetables: unlimited (minimum of 4 servings daily). Both cooked and raw (emphasis on raw), from all colors of the spectrum.

    Legumes, Beans, Seeds, Nuts and other Protein-rich plants: five servings a day (adjust for body type, 3-7 servings a day)

    Grains: 6 servings a day. A variety of whole grains, rice, noodles, breads, millet, corn. Pasta (al dente) can be eaten two to three times a week.

    Tea: Drink green tea and/or herbal teas daily for a total of two to four cups a day, supplemented by alkaline water and pure fruit juices.

    Seeds, Herbs, and Spices: Use for every meal. Unlimited quantities of herbs and spices. Emphasize basil, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, corriander, garlic, ginger, mint, oregano, parsely, peppers, rosemary, thyme, tumeric.

    Social Eating: Share and enjoy meals with others.


social eating

    Eating in a social setting is an important part of a proper diet.

    Eating habits tend to transfer. Surround yourself with people who have good eating habits and you will tend to have good eating habits yourself. Surround yourself with people who have bad eating habits and you will tend to have bad eating habits yourself.

    Social talking will slow down the eating process, resulting in more time for your body to give you appropriate signals about fullness, resulting in better portion control.

    Socializing while eating will also help your body better digest the foods that you eat. Goddess created humans as social animals. Our bodies need social activity to remain healthy.

    Three enthusiastic kisses a day will burn three pounds of fat a year.


overweight and obesity

    Two of the most common health problems in the U.S. and the Western world in general are overweight and obesity (a more extreme version of being overweight). Yes, the phrase “overweight and obesity” sounds strange and seems to break a basic grammatical rule, but this is the way the medical profession actually refers to these two health problems.

    Overweight and obesity can be cured with diet and exercise.

    According to the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overweight (BMI of 25 or higher)and obesity (BMI of 30 or higher) are risk factors for developing: coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia, stroke, liver disease, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, and gynecological problems (including infertility).

    The Goddess Diet Plan directly addresses all but the most extreme cases of overweight and obesity. If you are too heavy to leave your home then you need immediate medical intervention to save your life.

    The major goals for treating overweight and obesity:


pre-diabetes and diabetes

    Diabetes is divided into three groups: type 1 (requiring insulin treatment), type 2 (which can be controlled by diet and exercise alone), and gestational diabetes (pregnant women and their babies).

    Pre-diabetes is a condition where the body’s ability to produce insulin is compromised but not yet to the levels of diabetes.

    Diet and exercise can cure pre-diabetes. Diet and exercise are used to control diabetes. Only in very rare cases has diet actually cured diabetes.

    There is a huge amount of debate about what is the proper diet for diabetes, although some things (especially reducing sugar and simple carbohydrate intake) are common.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends watching the Glycemic Index (G.I.), eating lots of fruits and vegetables, emphasizing non-starchy vegetables, 60-70% carbohydrates, limiting alcohol, watching fats (and emphasizing good fats), lean meats, fish, and plant sources for protein, non-fat dairy, eliminating sugary drinks, and cutting back on high calorie nacks and desserts.

    The Pritikin Program created by Nathan Pritikin in 1976 emphasizes carbohydrates and fiber, with fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.

    The G.I. Diet counts the Glycemic Index (G.I.) of foods and emphasizes low G.I. foods. Although originally researched for diabetes, this is not a diet specifically for diabetics. The principles of a G.I. diet are useful for many other persons.

    The High Fiber Diet emphasizes plants high in fiber.

    The Zone Diet created by Barry Sears emphasizes a balance of 40% carbohydrates, 30% proteins, and 30% fats. This is not a diet specifically for diabetics.

    The Paleolithic Diet calls for foods that were common in the pre-agriculture paleolithic period. This is not a diet specifically for diabetics.

    The Vegan Diet is part of a philosophy of not using any animal products, not just in food but also in clothing and other parts of life. This is not a diet specifically for diabetics.

    The Raw Foods Diet emphasizes uncooked raw whole foods, usually plants. This is not a diet specifically for diabetics.

    The Goddess Diet Plan with some minor modifications is appropriate for most diabetics.

    The major goals for treating pre-diabetes and diabetes:


celiac disease

    Those with celiac disease experience food reactions to glutton.


food allergies

    People can develop food allergies at any age. Some food allergies can be fatal.


heart disease and stroke

    Diet and exercise can prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as help in recovery.

    Major risk factors for heart disease and stroke include: hyperinsulinemia, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking tobacco, and drinking alcohol.

    The Goddess Diet Plan with some minor modifications is appropriate for heart disease and stroke prevention and recovery.

    The major goals for treating heart disease and stroke:


cancer

    Diet and exercise can help prevent some kinds of cancer. Diet and exercise can help support stronger treatments for cancer but can not cure cancer.

    Major risk factors for cancer include: obesity, exposure to toxic chemicals, smoking tobacco, and drinking alcohol.

    The Goddess Diet Plan with some minor modifications is appropriate for cancer prevention and recovery.

    The major goals for treating and preventing cancer:


addictions

    The harmful effects of many addictions are so great as to overwhelm any changes in diet.

    If you have a currently active feeding addiction to tobacco, opiates, heroin, alcohol, speed, tranquilizers, barbituates, cocaine, or other similar substances, then you are not ready for this diet (although it will help in the recovery after you have stopped actively feeding the addiciton).

    If you simply have excesses of alcohol, sugar, salt, or similar problems, this diet will help you with the excess. But if you have an addiction, solve the addiction before starting this diet.

    If you have a sugar and/or salt addiction, then this diet will help you end the addiction.

    Sugar and salt addictions often happen as a connected pair.

    You should move away from refined sugar, artificial sweetners, and other sweetners as rapidly as is safe for your body regardless fo whether or not you have a sugar addiction.

    If you have a sugar addiction you should completely stop the use of refined sugar. Ever.

    You should move away from ordinary table salt as rapidly as is safe for your body regardless fo whether or not you have a salt addiction.

    If you have a salt addiction you should completely stop the use of table salt. Ever.


tobacco

    Tobacco features nicotine, one of the most addictive substances known, more than twice as addictive as heroin.

    A common American reason for acidosis (acid overload) is the nicotine in tobacco.

    Quitting isn’t easy. Quitting is esential.


Day 1: dedication

    The first and most important part of the entire Goddess Plan is your dedication to success.

    If you don’t make a commitment, there is very little chance of success.

    The dedication can be very simple (such as writing down your goal in a pocket-size diet and exercise diary) or very complex (such as full Witchcraft ritual), or anything in between.

    This dedication can involve the divine, such as the ancient Egyptian Ntr and neteru, the Hindu Krishna and Radha, the Jewish Yahweh and Asherah, the Roman Isis and Diana, the Zoroastrian Ahura Mazda, the Christian Jesus and Mary, the Islamic Allah, the Wiccan Lord and Lady, or any other religion’s deities or leaders.

    For members of the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) religion, this dedication is to Neter and any other deities that have called you.

    The important thing is to formally dedicate yourself to the goal of being a healthy and sexy Witch in a year.


blessing food

    Blessing food is the most important part of the Goddess Diet Plan.

    Success in the Goddess Diet Plan requires the active participation and assistance of the Divine. Only with the help of Goddess who created and gave birth to this universe and all other universes can you succeed in being spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy.

    Thank Goddess when you acquire food.

    Thank Goddess when you prepare food. Make sure that the Divine energy is infused into your cooking.

    Specifically ask Goddess to bless all food that you prepare.

    Thank Goddess prior to eating your meal or any time you eat food. Ask Goddess to bless your food, your family, and your guests.

    After eating, thank Goddess for the food you have received.

    For those of you looking for a more scientific reason, blessing food and thanking Goddess centers you and puts you into the moment, lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels.

rich and poor

    Poor persons may have trouble following this diet. The policy of the U.S. government since the Great Depression has been to provide incentives for cheap junk food to prevent widespread hunger. This policy prevents revolution and riots driven by widespread hunger. This policy also makes poor people obese and creates food-driven diseases and ailments that greatly shorten life expectancy, lowering the amount of money the government has to pay out on social security programs.

    Those on a restricted budget will find that most of easily obtained low cost foods are bad for human health. There are great foods available at low cost, such as bags of whole beans and bags of whole grains. The trade-off is increased preparation times.

    Obtaining a crock-pot or slow cooker will allow the poor to spend long hours at low-paying jobs (often more than one job a day), but still return home to high quality foods.

    The rich often have the opposite problem of eating to impress. Many of the most expensive foods are horribly unhealthy. These include fancy steaks and super sugary desserts.

    The rich can easily afford extreme excesses of meats and extreme excesses of sugar desserts.

    My grandfather was a photographer for the New York Times, Saturday Evening Post, and Life magazine (including as a war correspondent in World War II). His meals were covered by an expense account, effectively allowing him to eat like a rich person. Coming from a poor background, he ate whatever was the most expensive item on the menu, which typically was some kind of steak. He developed a taste for expensive cuts of meat. Decades of eating expensive steaks eventually led to three heart attacks. After the first heart attack he rather quickly returned to his previous diet simple because he loved the food he was accustomed to eating. After the second heart attack he radically changed his diet. Unfortunately the damage was too severe and the third heart attack killed him.

    It is wise for the rich to refrain from excess.


Day 2: morning water

    Water and morning water are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for water.

    From this day on, always start each day by drinking a glass of warm water. You may optionally include fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice.

    Obtain organic fresh ripe lemons or limes. Bright green limes are not ripe. Ripe limes have started to yellow.

    Drink the lemon or lime juice in your morning water within 10 minutes of squeezing the juice.

    Store leoms and limes at room temperature on a counter that receives sunlight. Do not refrigerate lemons or limes. Use lemons and limes within three days. Check twice daily for spoilage.

    The purpose is to rehydrate your body after a full night’s sleep.

    Throughout the night, your body is using up its supply of water, but isn’t receiving any new water. By the time you wake up, your body is in serious need of water, one of the most vital of all essential nutrients.

    As soon as you get up, drink a glass of warn water and immediately get new water into your body. You will learn more about the importance of water and proper hydration later in the Goddess Plan.

    The reason the water is warm is to gently raise your core body tempaerature. It is normal for your body to reduce its temperature while you sleep. By gently raising your core body temperature, you invigorate your body and help yourself wake up ready to take on the challenges of your day. This is also in keeping with the principle of yang foods and beverages in the morning (see below).

    The lemon or lime juice adds vital minerals and other micronutrients that your body has used up during the night. It is important to use fresh squeezed fruit juice, not pre-packaged juices. If you must start with pre-packaged juices, switch to fresh-squeezed live juice as soon as possible.

    Advanced version: In the advanced version, take two glasses of warm water first thing in the morning. Add lemon or lime juice to the second glass of water. Switch to the more advanced version at your own pace.

    This is a very easy starting habit, but an important one.


macronutrients

    There are four macronutrients: water, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Note that some nutritionists place water in a category by itself, leaving three macronutrients.

    Lack of water can kill in hours (typically a few days).

    Lack of the other three macronutrients can kill in weeks or months (depending on conditions).

    Insufficient amounts of macronutrients can create a huge variety of health problems. Similiarly, an overload of any macronutrient can also produce a wide variety of health problems.

    Your body needs 40-65% carbohydrates, 10-35% proteins, and 15-35% fats.

    Dr. Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of the popular Zone series of diet books, claims to have scientifically verified that the ideal percentages are 40-30-30 (40% of your diet should consist of carbohydrates, 30% should be proteins, and 30% should be fats).


Day 3: water

    Water is sacred to Aset (Isis) and Tefnut. Honor and thank Aset and Tefnut for water.

    Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Twelve glasses of water a day is better.

    One plan for getting enough water is to drink a glass of water every hour on the hour from when you wake up until sunset.

    Water is the most important of the macronutrients.

    At birth the human body is up to 90% water. A typical adult human has about 70% water. The elderly can drop to 60% water as their body loses the ability to retain water. Human blood is about 94% water.

    You should get significant amounts of water within the food you eat, especially if you eat raw frutis and vegetables.

    Most Americans drink too little water. Many Americans confuse the feeling of thirst with the feeling of hunger and feed themselves food when their body is really craving water. This is why many diets include drinking water as the first response to feelign hungry. If the problem was thirst, drinking water will solve the mistaken feeling of “hunger” (which was really the feeling of thirst).

    But you shouldn’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirsty your body has already lost at least 1% of its total water.

    Drink plenty of water throughout the day, fairly evenly spaced. You can dink some of your water as healthy teas.

    Do not drinks lots of any fluid while eating a meal. Large quantites of water can dilute the stomach emzymes and acids, reducing the ability to digest properly, resulting in less nutrients being absorbed into the body.

    It is best to drink a small quantity of water shortly before a meal (typically about 10 minutes before eating) and drink nothing or just drink sparingly while eating.

    If you give in to a craving and eat something that you know is bad for you, you can immediately drink plenty of water to partially limit the harm. The excess water will mean less is absorbed into the body, reducing the harm of a bad food choice.


exercise

    Which fits better in your busy schedule: one hour a day of exercise or 24 hours a day of being dead?

    A 2006 survey of obese American adults revealed that 40% of these obese adults thought they engaged in vigorous exercise at least three times a week! Obviously there is a great deal of confusion about what constitutes vigroous exercise.

    Proper exercise is an important part of good health. Many Western women try to control their health through diet alone. While diet does have a powerful effect on health, it is not the only component of good health. Good exercise is important for both physical and mental health (you will feel better about yourself after a good workout).

    You may be interested in the old Canadian Royal Air Force 5BX exercise plan for men [external link] and XBX plan for women [external link] (please read the disclaimers and modern advice added at the website).

    Yoga can be an important part of any healthy exercise routine.


Day 4: hemp seed oil

    Oil of the cannabis plant.

    Hemp seed oil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hemp seed oil.

    Hemp is also associated with the Chinese Hemp Maid Ma Gu.

    Eat one (1) to two (2) tablespoons of hemp seed oil a day. The total of hempseed oil and flaxssed oil and olive oil should not exceed two (2) to three (3) tablespoons a day.

    Hemp seed oil is too fragile for cooking. The oil’s delicate omega-3 essential fatty acids will oxidize under exposure to heat, air, or light. Use for salad dressings, drizzles on prepared foods, herbal/seasoned oil dips, and similar cold oil uses. Always store hemp seed oil in an opaque container in your freezer (the oil won’t freeze at normal freezer temperatures, but will last up to a month).

    On days when you use olive oil, flax seed oil, or other nutritional oils (as contrasted with using oils as cooking oils), cut back to one (1) tablespoon of hemp seed oil.

    Hemp seed oil has all of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) the human body must receive from food in order to remain healthy.

    Further hemp seed oil is the only naturally occurring oil that has the exact proportions of omega-3 and omega-6 Essential Fatty Acds needed by the human body. With all other oil choices, you must blend oils to obtain the correct proportions. This indicates a logn term (at least 10,000 years) symbiotic relationship between humans and the cannabis plant (or divine intervention).

    Nobody in history has ever died of an overdose of hemp seed oil.

    Note that hemp seed oil is made from the same cannabis plant that produces marijuana. While hemp seed oil (or any other part of the hemp seed) contains no THC, it does contain natural cannabinoids. Inexpensive drug tests check for cannabinoids rather than THC and will therefore present a false positive if you consume hemp seed oil for nutritional, health, and/or religious purposes.

botanical information:

    Cannabis hemp is a dioecious plant (meaning that an individual plant can be male or female). Both male and female hemp plants produce good quality fiber, but the female produces the best religious quality cannabinoids.

    Botanical name: Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica

    Common name: cannabis, hemp, marijuana


shem-shem-tu
sm-sm-t
hieroglyphs for cannabis

origin:

    Origin: The place of origin of cannabis hemp is unknown, but is believed to have been somewhere in Asia, possibly in Benghali India.

    Cautions and contraindications: Cannabis is safe.

    The DEA’s own conservative administrative law judge, Francis Young, after taking medical testimony for 15 days and reviewing hundreds of DEA/NIDA documents positioned against the evidence introduced by marijuana reform activists, concluded in September 1988 that “marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” —The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer


walking

    Walking is good for you. Human beings were designed as long range walkers and runners. Humans are actually the best long distance walker of all the animal species on the planet Earth.

    A common health suggestion is to walk at least 10,000 steps every day. This is a good goal for those who have had limited recent exercise.

    Count your current number of steps a day. This is best done with a pedometer. There are smart phone apps that act as a pedometer.

    Use your current regular number of steps a day as a starting point and each day try to add more steps at a pace you can handle without becoming discouraged and especially without hurting yourself. Stop if you feel any pain.

    A better health goal is at least a half an hour to an hour of dedicated walking a day for at least four days a week (or equivalent motion, such as running).

    Walking is a form of aerobic exercise. Regular walking is one of the best ways to move towards healthiness.

    Jogging is harsh on the knees. Running and walking are natural motions.

    Walking in a pool adds bouyancy that can assist those who might otherwise have difficulty walking.


carbohydrates

    Your deitary intakes should be about 40-65% carbohydrates. The exact proportions needed vary from person to person.

    Your body needs 40-65% carbohydrates, 10-35% proteins, and 15-35% fats.

    Dr. Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of the popular Zone series of diet books, claims to have scientifically verified that the ideal percentages are 40-30-30 (40% of your diet should consist of carbohydrates, 30% should be proteins, and 30% should be fats).

    Carbohydrates include starches and sugars.

    Starch-rich foods should make up about half your diet. Examples of starch-rich foods are: bananas, pulses (especially peas), root vegetables, beans, and whole grains.

    Organic Labels: The Bush administration’s USDA has announced that they will help large American food corporations increase their profits by purposely deceiving the American public by putting non-organic foods into foods labelled as being organic. Under U.S. law, for foods to labelled as organic, crops must be grown without chemical fertilizers, sewage sludge, bioengineering, or pesticides and animals must be raised without antibiotics and growth hormones and given access to the outdoors. The USDA has decided that 43 non-organic ingredeients can be added to foods labelled as organic. To protest this decision, go to Organic Consumers Association [external link]. Among the non-organic ingredients are two starches.

starch-rich foods

Royal Canadian exercise

    You may be interested in the old Canadian Royal Air Force 5BX exercise plan for men [external link] and XBX plan for women [external link] (please read the disclaimers and modern advice added at the website).


Day 5: beverage choices

    An important matter is making better beverage choices. This is one of the very first things to fix in your diet (if you don’t already make good beverage choices).

    Most of these choices will be discussed in more detail in the entries for future days on the Goddess Diet Plan, but a short, general discussion is included here.

    Drink an 8-ounce glass of still water once an hour until sunset. The water can be sipped over an extended period of time. Later into the Goddess Diet Plan, switch to eight 8-ounce glasses of water, tea (herbal or green), or 100% pure organic fresh squeezed fruit juice during the daytime (your choice of which liquid).

    Teas and pure fruit juices should be a daily part of your diet.

    The following beverage choices should be eliminated or greatly reduced: alcohol, apple juice bought from cartons, beer, coffee, cow’s milk, cranberry juice (except when medically called for), energy drinks, fruit juices bought from cartons, hot chocolate made with cow’s milk, instant hot chocolate, milk shakes made with cow’s milk, orange juice bought from cartons, smoothies made with cow’s milk, sodas, water flavored with artificial sweetners or ingredients, wine.

    The following beverages should be reduced (and eventually eliminated), but can be used during the transition to healthier beverage choices: black tea and decaffeinated coffee. Also during the transition you may use store-bought carton based orange, apple, or fruit juices that are diluted with 50% water.

    Replace cow’s milk with goat’s milk or plant milks (especially soy, rice, almond, or hemp). Use plant milks for milksaahkes and smoothies.

    Replace coffee first with watered down coffee and then with green tea, herbal teas, rooibos tea, ginger tea, or dandelion coffee.

    Replace store bought carton based orange, apple, and fruit juices first with 50% water dilution and then with fresh homemade fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies.

    Replace black tea with green tea, herbal tea, chamomile tea, fennel tea, ginger tea, nettle tea, peppermint tea, and rooibos tea.


stretching exercises

    On this day of the Goddess Plan, you will start exercising. If you are already exercising, you can add these recommended exercises to your regular routine.

    The first exercise in the Goddess Plan is the bend and reach. The bend and touch is one of the most basic stretching exercises. There are more advanced versions of this exercise that you may want to use later in the Goddess Plan.

    Stand up straight in a relaxed erect position, with your feet about shoulder width apart. Lift your arms over your head. Bend foward to touch the floor or ground between your feet. Return to the starting position. Each return to the starting position counts as one repetition of the bend and reach.



    If you have not been exercising, only attempt one repetition of the bend and reach exercise. You will eventually want to build up to between 10 and 30 repetitions of the bend and reach exercise. Do not increase your number of repetitions by more than one additional repetition per day. it is important to avoid straining or damaging your muscles by over vigorous physical activity beyond your current abilities. it is essential to build up any new exercise slowly over days and weeks.

    Do not lock your knees straight. Keep your knees loose. On the other hand, do not go into deep knee bends. Both extremes are harmful to delicate tissues in your knees and locking your knees can block blood flow, resulting in fainting.

    For those who are new to exercise, especially if overweight, do not worry if you can’t actually touch the ground yet. Bend down as far as you can comfortably bend. It is important to avoid any pain. This exercise should never hurt. Over a week or two build up to three to five repetitions of this exercise without worring about actually reaching the floor. Once you have reached three to five repetitions, stop increasing the number of repetitions and work on getting closer to the floor. Again, do not stretch beyond your abilities (because that can damage muscle, ligaments, and other tissues). Take as long as you need to build up to the point where you can actually touch the floor. Once you have successfully touched the floor, you can start increasing the number of repetitions (not more than one new rep a day).

    Move slowly and deliberately. You are attempting to gently stretch and warm up your muscles and soft tissues in preparation for other exercises. Fast movements defeat the purpose of gentle stretching. Fast movements tear and rip rather than stretch. It is tempting to move quickly, as the momentum will jerk your body into a greater reach with more ease, but this temptation must be avoided to prevent serious damage.

    Any exercise program requires a period of warm up and stretching exercises before attempting more vigorous exercise. Jumping right into vigorous exercise will damage muscles, ligaments, and other tissues.

    In addition to gently stretching muscles and ligaments, the bend and reach exercise also helps keep the back bone flexible. A flexible back is an essential key to good health. If yourback is stiff and inflexible, it will interfere with free movement and proper exercise, as well as block kundalini and the flow of energy through your chakras. it is impossible to be fully healthy and fit without a flexible spine.


Day 6: processed foods

    In general, the less processed a food is, the healthier it is. There are exceptions. Some foods can’t be eaten unless they are cooked. Some foods are improved nutritionally when processed. But in general, whole foods are healthier than processed foods and raw foods are healthier than cooked foods.

    Don’t eat foods that your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food. Food manufacturers now make food-like substances, mostly from cheap processed ingredients such as corn syrup and soy pastes, laced with dozens of potentially toxic chemicals, and loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. Especially sugar, salt and fat, because those flavors trigger evolutionary desires and help cover up the nasty taste of the cheap ingredients and chemical stew.

    In particular, cut out or reduce the use of “white stuff”: refined sugar, refined salt, and refined flour.

    Reduce or eliminate junk food, including cakes, chocolates, French fries, ice cream, potato chips, and other sweets.

    Reduce or eliminate all ready-made meals (frozen, microwave, etc.).

    Reduce or eliminate any foods labelled “diet”, “low-fat”, “fat-free”, or “99% fat-free”.


walking

    Walking is a form of aerobic exercise. Regular walking is one of the best ways to move towards healthiness.

    Jogging is harsh on the knees. Running and walking are natural motions.

    Walking in a pool adds bouyancy that can assist those who might otherwise have difficulty walking.


Day 7: artificial sweeteners

    Completely eliminate all artificial sweeteners from your diet.


carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates include starches and sugars.

nutritional information:

    Your deitary intake should be about 40-60% carbohydrates. The exact proportions needed vary from person to person.

starch-rich foods

    Organic Labels: The Bush administration’s USDA has announced that they will help large American food corporations increase their profits by purposely deceiving the American public by putting non-organic foods into foods labelled as being organic. Under U.S. law, for foods to labelled as organic, crops must be grown without chemical fertilizers, sewage sludge, bioengineering, or pesticides and animals must be raised without antibiotics and growth hormones and given access to the outdoors. The USDA has decided that 43 non-organic ingredeients can be added to foods labelled as organic. To protest this decision, go to Organic Consumers Association. Among the non-organic ingredients are two starches.


Day 8: refined sugar

    Get rid of refined sugar.

    This includes such variations as brown sugar, dextrose, powdered sugar, raw sugar, table sugar, turbinado sugar, white sugar.

    In June 2010 the U.S. government recommended that Americans cut back on sugar.

    Go through your kitchen and remove all sugar.

    When checking ingredient labels, some of the names for sugar include: brown rice syrup, cane syrup, corn sweetener, corn syrup, crystalized cane juice, dextrin, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, honey, malodextrin, maltose, maple syrup, molasses, or sucrose.

    It is especially important for diabetics and pre-diabetics to limit sweets.

    Maltose and glucose (two simple sugars) have a high glycemic index (greater than 100%).

    An important rule of thumb is to avoid any foods tht have corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup.

    If you really love yourself (and you need to really love yourself), then you really want to get the sugar out of your life.

    Sure, the stuff tastes sweet.

    There are other healthier choices for sweet, including simply chewing complex carbohydrates (such as grains) long enough to release the natural sweetness.

    Refined sugar is derived from plants.

    Sugar is a preservative. Sugar is added to jams and jellies to help preserve the fruits. Sugar is added to animal lard in twinkies to give the multi-decade shelf-life (the cream filling of twinkies is just animal lard mixed with sugar).

    Refined sugar is harmful to the liver and therefore should be reduced or eliminated from your diet.

    Refined sugar depletes nutritional reserves, weakens the immune system, and generally weakens the health of the body.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese: strongly yin


proteins

    Your deitary intakes should be about 10-35% proteins. The exact proportions needed vary from person to person.

    Your body needs 40-65% carbohydrates, 10-35% proteins, and 15-35% fats.

    Dr. Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of the popular Zone series of diet books, claims to have scientifically verified that the ideal percentages are 40-30-30 (40% of your diet should consist of carbohydrates, 30% should be proteins, and 30% should be fats).

    Approximately 15-20 percent of the human body is made up of proteins. About half of the proteins are in the muscles and the cartilage. The other half is spread out as essential parts of cells and connective tissues, as well as enzymes, hormones, antibodies, hereditary material (DNA and RNA), and other bodily materials.

    Protein molecules aare assembled from amino acids. Digestion breaks down food into amino acids and later the body combines these amino acids into proteins as needed.

    Twenty amino acids are essential for human life. Eight of these (nine for infants) must be obtained from food (and are called the essential amino acids). The human body can synthesize the other twelve from a balanced diet.

    A food that has all of the esential amino acids in the proper proportions and sufficient quantities for the human body is called a complete protein.. A food that has an unbalanced selection of essential amino acids or has only sufficient quantities to sustain life, but not sufficient for growth, is called a partially incomplete protein. A food that does not have enough of the essential amino acids to sustain life is called a incomplete protein.

    Because almost all plants are partially incomplete protein sources or incomplete protein sources, vegetarians combine complimentary plants ot create a composite protein. A composite protein provides the same full nutritional value of essential amino acids as a complete protein, but comes from a combination of sources rather than from a single source.

    It is much wiser to use vegetable sources of protein rather than animal sources, despite the greater knowledge needed to obtain full nutrition. Heavy meat-eaters have high quantities of dangerous uric acid residue in their blood (in addition to the many other problems associated with meat eating).

protein-rich foods

    Hemp seed meal (from the cannabis plant) is a complete protein. Soy is an almost complete protein.

    Beans and rice together make a composite protein. Beans and almost any other vegetable make a composite protein. Broccoli and almost any other vegetable make a complete protein.

    All fruits and vegetables contain some protein. Good sources of protein include: beans, lentils, nuts, peas, potatoes, pulses, seeds, sprouted seeds, and whole grains. Animal sources of protein (to be avoided) include: meat, milk, cheese, eggs, and fish. You should reduce or eliminate animal sources of proteins.

best protein-rich foods

excellent protein-rich foods

very good protein-rich foods

good protein-rich foods

protein-rich foods


Day 9: refined salt

    Get rid of refined table salt.

    Replace refined table salt with sea salt and other natural salts.

    In June 2010 the U.S. government recommended that Americans cut back on salt.

history:

    History: The Chinese invented the percussive drill (the forerunner of the rotary drill used in modern times to drill for water and oil) about 2,000 years ago to drill for salt. The original rigs were made of bamboo. Salt is essential for digestion of nutrients for any society with a high rice content in the diet. In ancient China an ounce of salt was as valuable as an ounce of gold.

nutritional information:

    You want to reduce salt in your diet.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese: strongly yang

    Chinese flavor: salty


nutritional supplements

    Supplements should only be used when you can’t get the desired nutrients from real foods. Some people have severe health problems that prevent their ability to absorb certain nutrients or to digest the foods with those nutrients. More commonly, lifestyle issues interfere with eating properly. For example, students at most high schools have neither the facilities nor the time to eat proper lunches or snacks. Poverty, working conditions, long travel times, busy schedules, single parenting, etc. can all intefere with the ability to eat properly.

    If you do need supplements, try to minimize the supplements to just the supplements you are really missing from your diet and try to take the minimum amount of supplements necessary to maintain health.

    It is best to always check with a health care professional before starting any nutritional supplement.

    If you experience any adverse reaction (including alergy) to any supplement, immediately stop using it and consult with a health care professional.


fats

    Your deitary intakes should be about 15-35% fats. The exact proportions needed vary from person to person.

    Your body needs 40-65% carbohydrates, 10-35% proteins, and 15-35% fats.

    Dr. Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of the popular Zone series of diet books, claims to have scientifically verified that the ideal percentages are 40-30-30 (40% of your diet should consist of carbohydrates, 30% should be proteins, and 30% should be fats).

    Some fats are actually essential for life (hence the name essential fatty acids). The major kinds of fats are: saturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and monounsaturated fatty acids.

    Keeping variety in your diet helps insure a good balance of essential fatty acids. Animal fats and margarine are bad for your health because of the high content of saturated fatty acids. Another reason to avoid eating meat.

    Linoleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid essential for healthy skin, blood circulation, bone, brain, and nerves. Linoleic acid is used for cell membrane metabolism. Linoleic fatty acid is used to make prostaglandins.

    Essential fatty acids are destroyed by heating (including cooking). The presence of animal fats increases the destruction of essential fatty acids during cooking. Essential fatty acids are destroyed by hydrogenation.


Day 10: refined flour

    Get rid of refined flour.

    Replace refined flour with whole grains, especially those that don’t have glutten..


aerobics

    Aerobics are exercises that require the use of oxygen to breakdown glucose into energy.

    Aerobic exercises cause elevated breath and heart rates to bring more oxygen into the lungs and distribute that oxygen throughout the body..

    Examples of aerobic exercises include: bicycling, dancing, exercise classes, running, swimming, treadmills, and walking.

    It is best to do at least a half an hour to an hour of aerobic exercise a day.


Day 11: toxins

    Eliminate toxins from your diet. many are discussed in separate listings in the Goddess Diet Plan.

    Some toxins to eliminate include: antibiotics, artificial flavorings, articifical sweetners, growth hormones, pesticides, preservatives (with a few natural exceptions), and synthetic hormone residues.

    Exposure to toxic chemicals is a major risk factor for cancer.

    Don’t eat foods that your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food. Food manufacturers now make food-like substances, mostly from cheap processed ingredients such as corn syrup and soy pastes, laced with dozens of potentially toxic chemicals, and loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. Especially sugar, salt and fat, because those flavors trigger evolutionary desires and help cover up the nasty taste of the cheap ingredients and chemical stew.

    Another important rule of thumb is to avoid any foods tht have corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup.


resistance training

    Resistance training is a form of anaerobic exercise (without oxygen).

    The most common kinds of resistance training are weight work (weight lifting, weight machines, etc.). The body itself can be used as the weight, such as push ups and pull ups. The reistsance can be a fixed surface.

    Try to do at least a half an hour a day of resistance training.


Day 12: cut trans fats

    Cut trans fats.

nutritional supplements

    Supplements should only be used when you can’t get the desired nutrients from real foods. Some people have severe health problems that prevent their ability to absorb certain nutrients or to digest the foods with those nutrients. More commonly, lifestyle issues interfere with eating properly. For example, students at most high schools have neither the facilities nor the time to eat proper lunches or snacks. Poverty, working conditions, long travel times, busy schedules, single parenting, etc. can all intefere with the ability to eat properly.

    If you do need supplements, try to minimize the supplements to just the supplements you are really missing from your diet and try to take the minimum amount of supplements necessary to maintain health.

    It is best to always check with a health care professional before starting any nutritional supplement.

    If you experience any adverse reaction (including alergy) to any supplement, immediately stop using it and consult with a health care professional.


Day 13: oatmeal

    Meal from the Avena Sativa plant.

    Oat, a grain, is sacred to Aset (Isis) and Renenutet. Honor and thank Aset and Renenutet for oats and oatmeal.

    Eat three to five servings of oatmeal a week. You may eat oatmeal every day.

    Pure oats are glutten-free. Many processed oatmeals have glutten.

    To avoid getting into a breakfast rut, also try quinoa, couscous, or brown rice for breakfast. Oatmeal can also be eaten at meals other than breakfast.

    Epona, the Celtic Goddess of horses, was later adopted as aa Roman Goddess. Outside of Gaul, Epona was often depicted in the Imperial pose, holding apples, carrots, and oats in her lap.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Eat oats on days associated with Mercury and Jupiter.

    Oats are a sacred Druidic herb of the Sabbats Lammas and Mabon.

    Oats are used in money and prosperity spells. Grain or straw oats may be placed on your altar. Oat cakes may be used as offerings to Goddess.

    Oats are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Those with celiac disease may be able to eat small amounts of oats (as long as the oats are not contaminated with glutten from wheat or other sources during processing). Check with your doctor or dietician.

    Use slow cooked oatmeal. Avoid instant oatmeal. The complex carbohydrates in slow cooked oatmeal give it a low Glycemic Index while instant oatmeal is more processed and has a higher Glycmeic Index. Slow cooked oatmeal may be reheated with little or no loss of nutrients.

    Steel cut oatmeal is the healthiest. Use 1-1/2 cups of water to 1/4 cup of oatmeal. Steel-cut oatmeal takes between 20 and 40 minutes to cook, but you can cook a large batch and then reheat smaller amounts for convenience. Spices can be cooked into the oats rather than added later.

    Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber. 1/3 cup of cooked oatmeal or 1/2 ounce of dry oatmeal is approximately 9 grams of carbohydrates. In 100 grams of oatmeal there are 13 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, and 67 grams of carbohydrates. The carbohydrates in oatmeal are mostly complex, giving oatmeal a low Glycemic Index. Oatmeal has high levels of fat-burning antioxidants (especially good at getting rid of belly fat).

    Oatmeal is one of the few foods on earth that has Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA is an activated Essential Fatty Acid made from Linoleic Acid and a precursor of Dihomo Gamma Linolenic Acid (DGLA), a source of good eicosanoids.

    Oatmeal helps cholesterol and helps fight cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Oats are a good prebiotic.

    “For as far as my knowledge goes the ultimate breakfast cereal is … oatmeal. Really. It’s unbelievable stuff. Every day one bowl of oatmeal and you’re set for the day.”
    “I started eating oatmeal about 2 years ago and still have them every morning. This grain is absolutely brilliant.”
    “What I do is take one cup of oats and 2 cups of water and mix them in a pan. I cook it until it starts boiling a bit and then I quickly add some raisins while stirring a bit. Done!” [NOTE that slow cooking is healthier]
    “Now here’s the really cool part. When you read the oatmeal ingredients label, there’s only one: Oatmeal! No added sugars, preservatives, coloratives and more-crap-atives. Just quality unprocessed and natural food — which is the way I like it.”

Nico [external link], March 19, 2008

    Some recommended additions to your oatmeal to keep it from becoming monotonous and boring:

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Avena spp. (approximately 30 species); especially Avena sativa

    Common name: oat, oats

    Avena sativa is common oats.

    Family: Poaceae (grasses)

origin:

    Origin: The wild ancestor of Avena sativa and Avena byzantina (a closely related crop) is Avena sterilis. A. sterilis is originally from the Fertile Crescent of the Near East.

history:

    History: The wild ancestor of Avena sativa, modern oats, is Avena sterilis. A. sterilis is originally from the Fertile Crescent of the Near East. Oats (like rye) started as a weed that grew near wheat and barley. As barley and wheat spread to cooler, wetter locations, oats became domesticated crops.

    History: Oats were found at at Gilgal I, a village site in the Jordan Valley north of ancient Jericho, from approximately 11,400 years B.P. (Before Present).

    History: Oatmeal raisin cookies were U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s favorite kind of cookie.

nutritional information:

    Oats are a good source of protein.

    Oats are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

    Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber. 1/3 cup of cooked oatmeal or 1/2 ounce of dry oatmeal is approximately 9 grams of carbohydrates. In 100 grams of oatmeal there are 13 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, and 67 grams of carbohydrates. The carbohydrates in oatmeal are mostly complex, giving oatmeal a low Glycemic Index. Oatmeal has high levels of fat-burning antioxidants (especially good at getting rid of belly fat).

    Oatmeal is one of the few foods on earth that has Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA is an activated Essential Fatty Acid made from Linoleic Acid and a precursor of Dihomo Gamma Linolenic Acid (DGLA), a source of good eicosanoids.

    One packet of low sodium instant oatmeal has 0.8 milligrams of zinc, which is 6% of the U.S. Recommended Daily Value, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health [external link].

    Oatmeal helps cholesterol and helps fight cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: slightly yang (slightly warm)

    Chinese flavor: sweet

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    Oats are an excellent food for those who have Vata constitution or those on an anti-Vata diet (high degree for reducing Vata).

external care:

    External skin care: Oatmeal dries out the skin and is excellent for combatting acne.

astrological correspondences:

    Astrological planet: Venus

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Western element: earth

    Venus spells: Oats in Venus spells involving beauty, compassion, fidelity, friendship, happiness, interchanges, joy, love, luck, meditation, pleasure, reconciliation, and youth.


running

    Running is a form of aerobic exercise. Running is usually divided into sprinting (high speed short distance running) and endurance running (longer distances at a slower overall speed).

    Jogging is harsh on the knees. Running and walking are natural motions.


Day 14: apple cider vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is sacred to Bast, Nwt and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Nwt, and Het Heret for apple cider vinegar.

    Pomona, shown in the 1700 painting by Nicolas Fouché, is the Roman Goddess or nymph of orchardss and the trees of the orchard.

    Eat up to two (2) teaspoons of apple cider vinegar a day.

    Generally your apple cider vinegar will be diluted with water or oil. Some possible ways to get your two (2) teaspoons of apple cider vinegar a day:

    Check the label. Only purchase apple cider vinegar that is certified organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Avoid any apple cider vinegar that has additives or preservatives. Avoid anything that is apple cider “flavored” vinegar. The apple cider vinegar should have a rich brown color and have visible sediment. Cobweb strands floating in the apple cider vinegar are very good. These strands are known as the “mother”.

    Store apple cider vinegar in a dark cabinet or cupboard.

    Apple cider vinegar helps cleanse the digestive system, which in turn helps the body absorb more nutrients from smaller portions of food.


salad dressing

    Now that you have introduced both hemp seed oil and apple cider vinegar to your diet, you have probably noticed that most people don’t like apple cider vinegar by itself, and some people don’t like the flavor of hemp seed oil by itself.

    The solution is oil and vinegar salad dressing, also known as vinaigrette. And the healthy green salads that you are starting to eat as you adjust to a healthy diet.

    The basic oil and vinegar salad dressing combines some oil with some vinegar at a ratio of 3:1 (3 parts oil for every one part vinegar). This ratio may vary depending on the strength and tartness of the vinegar chosen. There are a lot of combinations of oils and vinegars.

    Often a citric fruit juice is added, typically fresh squeezed organic lemon juice (another item on your list of recommended foods). Use small amounts of fruit juice. An alternative salad dressing calls for oil and lemon juice.

    Add spices to taste. It is best to have asmall number of spices. Experiment with the herbs and spices recommended for the Goddess Diet Plan.

    All ingredients should be mixed at room temperature for best results.

oils

    You can use almost any oil, but most have very weak flavors.

    Organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil (not the cheaper variations) is the most common premium choice because of its rich nutty flavor.

    Organic cold pressed hemp seed oil is also nutty and a highly recommended oil.

    Sesame oil is often used in Asian-flavored salad dressings.

    Avocado oil and walnut oil have full rich flavors.

vinegars

    Avoid distilled white vinegar. Otherwise any vinegar will do. Each has a different flavor.

    Fruit vinegars, including apple cider vinegar, make for a sweeter salad dressing.

    Balsmaic vinegar is aged in wooden casks. The Italian government has strict standards for Balsmaic vinegar. The U.S. does not.

    White or red rice wine vinegar is good for Asian-flavored salad dressings.

juice

    Often a citric fruit juice is added, typically fresh squeezed organic lemon juice (another item on your list of recommended foods). Use small amounts of fruit juice. An alternative salad dressing calls for oil and lemon juice.

spices

    The basic spice is Kosher salt, often paried with ground white pepper. For the Goddess Diet Plan, either leave out salt or use sea salt (or the equivalent).

    Many recipes call for the use of Dijon mustard.

    An Italian vinaigrette would typically have extra virgin cold pressed olive oil, white wine vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregeno, and chopped parsley.

    A French vinaigrette would typically have extra virgin cold pressed olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, freshly ground white pepper, and either Dijon mustard or garlic (or both).

    Some popular ingredients (again, don’t overload) include: minced garlic, minced oinion, and minced shallot.

    Some popular herbs and spices (again, don’t overload, maybe sea salt, a pepper, and one spice or herb) include: fresh chopped basil, black pepper, celery seed, chopped fresh chives, marjoram, oregeno, paprika, chopped fresh parsley, sea salt, tarragon, thyme, freshly ground white pepper.

honey

    Another common ingredient is a little bit of honey. The sweetness of honey helps offset the tartness of the vinegar. Honey helps keep the oil and vinegar together much longer (long enough to eat a salad).

    Honey is discussed furtheer below.

mixing

    Mix the herbs and spices with the vinegar. The classic method is to use a whisk and glass bowl. Never use aluminum around vinegar because it will give your salad dressing a metallic taste and the aluminum is toxic.

    You can also mix by sealing a clean glass jar and shaking. Some people even use an eletric blender.

    Thoroughly mix the vinegar and bers and spices, as well as Dijon mustard and/or honey, if you add those.

    Mix in the oil with a slow steady stream while whisking continuously. All ingredients, especially the oil and vinegar, should both be room temperature.

    Oil and vinegar don’t mix. As soon as you stop mixing, the two will start coming apart. The oil will float on the vinegar. Honey will slow down this process. The cooler the oil, the more difficult to get it to mix with the vinegar.

    Test the mixture by dipping a lettuce leaf into the dressing. This will give you a better idea of the flavor than testing the saalad dressing raw. Don’t double dip.

wait

    Wait 30 minutes to three (3) hours before using the salad dressing. This will give the flavors (especially garlic) a chance to intermingle. Let the salad dressing sit at room temperature.

    Thoroughly mix the salad dressing again immediately before serving.


Day 15: sleep

    It is vital to get enough sleep.

    Your body can not rebuild itself and make proper use of your nutrients without enough proper sleep. Lack of sufficient sleep can result in some otherwise useful nutrients being stored as fat.

    Sufficient proper sleep can reduce food cravings.

    Your mind and soul can not properly restore themselves without enough proper sleep.

    Dreamland is an important part of your spiritual work. You can not become a shaman without mastering dreamland.


yoga

    Yoga is great for maintaining back flexibility. Back flexibility is a basic measure of healthiness and aging.

    It is very important to do all positions with proper form. Improper form can cause permanent damage. It is best to learn all positions used from a skilled and trained yogi or yogini. Once you have correctly mastered the proper form you can do yoga on your own to save money.

    Some individuals have gone to extremes of positions in yoga and seriously injured themselves, sometimes paralyzing themselves. Do not overdo it (with yoga or any other exercise).


Day 16: cut back on meat

    Ancient Egyptian priests and priestesses didn’t normally eat meat. The wab priests and web priestesses who kept the temple and temple items clean could not eat meat while working at the temple.

    A lifetime commitment to be either vegan or lacto-vegetarian is a prerequisite for initiation into the Quan Yin Method.

    Shakyamuni Buddha of India warned, “Flesh eating people cut off their inner seed of Great Mercy.”

    Han Shan Tzu, Chinese Zen Master, wrote in a poem, “Go quickly to the market to buy meat and fish and feed them to your wife and children. But why must their lives be taken to sustain yours? It’s unreasonable. It will not bring you affinity with Heaven, but make you become dregs of Hell!”

    If you do not currently eat meat, do not start. If you do currently eat meat (or any animals), cut back to the healthiest few choices.

    In addition to cutting back on the kinds of meat eaten, also cut back on how often you eat meat. For now, cut back to only once or twice a week. Eventually you will want to cut back to only eating meat on the Full Moon and possibly a few other special occasions (such as Thanksgiving, Yule, or your own birthday). Special occasions replace the Full Moon for that month.

    Meats are acid forming foods.

    Meats that you should particularly avoid eating include: bacon, sausages, burgers, and all processed meats.

    Modern diets have dramatically increased the amount of animal foods. Additionally, in the last few decades, the quality of animal foods has dramatically fallen.

    In June 2010 the U.S. government recommended that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables.

    Meats contain a lot of urokinase protein and urea, both of which burden your kidneys and can eventually destroy kidney function.

    American surgery expert Dr. Miller practiced medicine in Formosa for 40 years. The hospital he established there served only vegetarian meals. Dr. Miller observed, “The mouse is one kind of animal which can support its life with both a vegetarian and non-vegetarian diet. If two mice are segregated, with one eating flesh and the other vegetarian food, we find that their growth and development are the same, but the vegetarian mouse lives longer and has greater resistance to disiease. Furthermore, when the two mice got sick, the vegetarian mouse recovered quicker.”

    Red meats: lamb, lean organic grass fed beef (including flank steak, round steak, rump roast, sirloin steak, tenderloin, and tri-tip roast), oragnic grass fed veal

    Lamb, beef, and veal are sacred to Neith. Honor and thank Neith for lamb, beef, and veal.

    If you don’t currently eat red meat, do not start eating red meat. If you do eat red meats, switch to the recommended red meats and add the other recommended animal foods.

    If you eat meat, tenderize the meat overnight in a mixture of apple cider vinegar, herbs, and spices.

    You can cut calories and cholesterol in a tasty manner by substituting portobello mushrooms for beef.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends beef jerky and select or choice grade of beef trimmed of fat as a protein source. Recommended cuts of beef include: chuck, cubed, flank, porterhouse, rib, round, rump roast, sirloin, t-bone steak, and tenderloin.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends lamb as a protein source. Recommended cuts of lamb include: chop, leg, or roast.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends organ meats as a protein source. Recommended organ meats include: heart, kidney, and liver.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends veal as a protein source. Recommended cuts of veal include: chop, loin, or roast.

    You can substitute red peppers for pepperoni on pizzas.

    White meats: ham, pork

    Ham and pork are sacred to Neith. Honor and thank Neith for ham and pork.

    Pork is sacred to Neith. Pork is associated with the Year of the Rat.

    If you do not currently eat white mammal meats, do not start. The exception is that if you currently eat red meat, then add the recommended white mammal meat to your diet. If you do currently eat white mammal meats, switch to the recommended choices.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends pork as a protein source. Recommended cuts of pork include: Canadian bacon, center loin chop, ham, and tenderloin.

    Wild game:

    If you do not currently eat mammals, do not start eating wild game. If you do currently eat any mammal, then adding wild game will help imprive thew quality of the meat you eat. Wild animals have to be hardier to survive in the wilderness and therefore are a higher quality and healthier meat than farm raised animals (especially better than factory farm raised animals).

    Wild game are sacred to Neith. Honor and thank Neith for wild game.

    It is even better to eat animals you personally gathered (hunting, fishing, trapping, your own farming) or that were gathered by someone you personally know (family or friend).

    The American Diabetes Association recommends game as a protein source. Recommended game include: buffalo, dove, duck, goose, ostrich, pheasant (no skin), rabbit, and venison (deer).

    Birds organic free-range chicken eggs, oragnic free-range skinless chicken breast, turkey

    Birds are sacred to Nwt and her husband Shu. Honor and thank Nwt and Shu for birds.

    If you do not currently eat birds, do not start eating birds. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat), then add the recommended birds to your diet. If you currently eat birds, switch to the recommended birds.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends poultry without skin as a protein source. Recommended poultry includes: chicken, cornish hen, and turkey. Also recommnded are: turkey ham, turkey kielbasa, and turkey pastrami. Recommended game birds include: dove, duck, goose, ostrich, and pheasant (no skin).

    Fish and seafood (all choices should be wild caught, never farm raised) Alaskan halibut, bass, chunk light tuna, clams, herring, oysters, salmon, sardines, trout

    Fish and seafood is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for fish and seafood.

    Followers of Aset (Isis) may eat fish, seafood, and dairy.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends fish and seafood as a protein source. Recommended fish include: catfish, cod, flounder, haddock, halibut herring, orange roughy, salmon, sardines, tilapia, trout, and tuna. Recommended seafood includes: clams, crab, imitation shellfish (Alaskan pollack), lobster, oysters, scallops, and shrimp.

    Vons (a grocery store chain in the U.S.) has a display of reusable grocery bags. The display is labelled “rebag • reduce • rethink”. One of the reusable grocery bags is decorated with the words: “top sirloin”, “rib eye”, “t bone”, “New York”, “porter house”, and “filet mignon”. These are the names of cuts of beef, the least sustainable and most ecologically destructive of all human food sources. Vons is actually promoting environmental destruction in its version of “green”. This is a large corporation so devoid of intelligence and soul that it doesn’t even understand the difference between environmental destruction and environmental protection!

    Continental Airlines served an in-flight meal that included a cheeseburger, small bag of Freetos, and a bag of Bolthouse Farms “baby” carrots. The cheeseburger appeared to be greasy ground cow meat, gloppy slice of cheese, and refined flour bun. I asked if they had a vegetarian option. The stewardess arrogantly stated “Just don’t eat the cheeseburer.” I refused having the cheeseburger near me. Continental Airlines appears to be unaware that vegans, Buddhists, Hindus, and many others have valid religious and spiritual reasons not to cows. Continental Airlines appears to be unaware that Jews don’t eat meat and the mother’s milk in the same meal. Continental Airlines appears to be unaware that the meal they served is extremely dangerous to human healt, certainly to any children.


herbal baths

    Herbal baths are an important part of the Goddess plan. The herbal bath gives alone time for quiet meditation and centering as well as immersing the physical body in healing and rejuvenating herbs. It can be difficult for low or middle income women with children to come up with the time to have herbal baths. If the male partner is still around, try to arrange at least 30 minutes per week when he takes care of the children so that you can have your Goddess herbal bath. See also herbs.


Day 17: miso soup

    Miso soup is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for miso soup.

    Eat miso soup at least three to five times a week. You may eat miso soup every day, even multiple times a day.

    Miso soup is particularly useful in helping offset the toxic effects of a diet high in meat, sugar, and alcohol.

    Miso soup is commonly made with a fish stock, so vegans should be careful to choose miso soup made from a vegetable stock.

    A study in the June 2003 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that women who ate three (3) bowls of miso soup a day had a 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer and those who ate two bowls of miso soup a day had a 26 percent lower risk of breast cancer.

    Miso is a good source of probiotics.


label reading

    Learning to read labels can dramatically improve your health.

USDA food label

 Sample Label for Macaroni & Cheese 
 #1. Start Here with the serving size.Title and Serving Size Information section of label, with number of servings. 
 #2. Calories from Fat.Calorie section of label, showing number of calories per serving and calories from fat. 
 #3. Limit These Nutrients: Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium.Total Fat, Saturated Fat Cholesterol, Sodium with Total Carbohydrate section of label, with quantities and % daily values. #6. Quick Guide to %DV.
 #4. Get Enough of These Nutrients: Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron.Remaining Carbohydrates, including Dietary Fiber and Sugars, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron section of label with % daily values, and quantities for fiber, sugar and protein.#6. Quick Guide to %DV: 5% or less is Low / 20% or more is High.
 #5. The Footnote, or Lower part of the Nutrition Facts Label.Footnote section of label, indicating quantities of total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, and dietary fiber for 2000 and 2500 calorie diets. 

    1. Serving Size Every American food label starts with the serving size. A mean-spirited, anti-consumer tactic employed by many large American corporations is to set the serving size at a fraction of the container. You need to multiply the number of servings per container times the listed information per single serving to determine the actual amounts. This extra step of arithmetic calculation is intended to confuse consumers.

    2. Calories (and Calories from Fat) The label will list the number of calories per serving (remember to multiply by the number of fake corporate servings to obtain the number for a real serving).

    The total number of calories (not the lower number per serving) is categoriezed as:
    low = 40 calories
    moderate - 100 calories
    high = 400 calories or more

    3. Limit these nutrients You want to see small numbers for Saturated Fat, Trans Fat (which should be zero), Cholesterol (plants have no cholesterol), and Sodium.

    4. Get enough of these Most Americans do not get enough dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitmain C, calcium, or iron.

    5. Footnote The footnote at the bottom of the label discusses how the nutritional Daily Value (DV) is computed for the average 2,000 calorie daily diet.

    6. Percentage Daily Value (%DV) The percentages of Daily Value are how much of the total recommended Daily Value for an average adult male are provided by the food labelled.

    Also The standard food label also gives the Total Carbohydrates, Sugars, and Protein. The Sugars entry lists the combination of both naturally occuring sugars in the food as well as the added sugars. The Protein entry is optional unless packaging or marketing makes claims about protein or the food is intended for infants and children under the age of four years old.

    Ingredients The Ingredients listing will tell you “contains no added suagrs” or “contains added sugars”. Ingredients are listed in order from the most weight to the least weight. Unfortunately, there are some ingredients that do not have to be listed for specific foods. The U.S. government expects the consumer to have these special lists memorized.

    One important rule of thumb on ingredient lists is to avoid any foods that have chemical-sounding names that you don’t recognize.

    When checking ingredient labels, some of the names for sugar include: brown rice syrup, cane syrup, corn sweetener, corn syrup, crystalized cane juice, dextrin, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, honey, malodextrin, maltose, maple syrup, molasses, or sucrose. Avoid foods where any of these ingredients are near the top of the list.

    Another important rule of thumb is to avoid any foods tht have corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup.

USDA organic

    The organic label certifies that the food is completely organic (with a number of obscure special exceptions). This also means that the food has no GMO (genetically modified organisms).

    Note that there are many small, local farmers that grow food to the same or higher standards, but who can’t afford the cost of the government requirements for certification.

    Also note that foods grown in hot houses typically also meet the same standards, but don’t have the certification.

Indian vegetarian

    The government of India requires that vegetarian food be labelled with the green dot (above left) and non-vegetarian food be labelled with the red dot (above right).


Day 18: herbs and spices

    Herbs and spices are essential to the Goddess Diet Plan. They serve numerous important purposes.

    Use herbs and spices for every meal. Unlimited quantities of herbs and spices. Emphasize aloe vera, basil, black pepper, cayenne, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, corriander, garlic, ginger, horseradish, licorice, mint, mustard, oregano, parsely, peppers, rosemary, thyme, tumeric.

    Herbs and spices add flavor to food, making it easier to give up such things as meats and switch to a plant-based diet.

    The use of herbs and spices to add flavor make it possible to dramatically cut back on ordinary table salt (which should be reduced and then entirely eliminated from your regular diet).

    The use of selected herbs and spices can help control sugar cravings, allow you to reduce the excess amounts of sugar in a typical urban diet.

    Herbs and spices have nutritional values of their own, some containing vital nutrients that are rare and otherwise difficult to acquire. You may note that some foods typically only used as herbs and spices are listed here as salad greens or other foodstuffs.

    Herbs and spices have Ayurvedic, planetary, and other spiritual properties that help you maintain a balanced soul.

    Herbs and spices have actual magickal properties that can be used for your Witchcraft spells and rituals.

    Avoid overwhelming food with too many seasonings at once. Avoid two herbs with strong flavors in the same dish. Try to compliment a strong herb with milder flavored seasoning.

    Add dried herbs early during cooking. Add fresh herbs near the end of cooking. Add herbs and spices to cold dishes several hours before serving so that there is time for the flavors to blend.

    Fresh leaves should be chopped very finely. Dried herbs should be crushed in a mortar and pestle.

    If doubling a recipe, only increase herbs and spices by about 50 percent.

    Dried herbs typically have a stronger flavor than the same herb fresh.

    Dried herbs and spices should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place in a tightly covered container. Put the date on dry herbs and spices when you obtain (or purchase) them. If you can no longer smell an herb when you rub it between your fingers, then discard it.


sprinting

    Save this suggestion for a later date if you are not currently in good physical shape. Some individuals may not ever be able to add sprinting to their exercise routine.

    Sprinting is a more advanced exercise that can be used by those who are in good physical shape.

    Wind sprints are running a short distance as fast as is humanly possible (combining good form with maximum effort). Wind sprints can be made even more challenging by sprinting up stairs.


Day 19: fizzy drinks

    Remove fizzy drinks from your diet (except for rare special occasions).

    This includes removing sodas, energy drinks, diet drinks, and any beverage that is carbonated.


pH balance

    You want at least 80% of your food intake to be alkaline-producing foods.

    pH is a measure of how acid or alkaline a solution is. pH 7 is considered neutral, pH 0 is considered the most acidic, while pH 14 is considered the most alkaline.

    The normal pH of hiuman blood is approximately 7.4 (in a normal range of 7.35 to 7.45), a slightly alkaline solution.

    If the blood drops below pH 7.35 then it is too acidic, a condition known as acidosis. The body starts to use up minerals (especially calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium) to alter the acids and remove them from the blood stream. The minerals are taken from the bones and vital organs, which can cause permananet damage. In the extreme, acidosis can cause death.

    If the blood rises above pH 7.45 then it is too alkaline, a condition known as alkalosis (or alkalinosis). In extreme alkalosis can cause permanent damage or death.

    The typical American diet is highly acid-producing and most Americans suffer from at least mild acidosis.

    Some of the common symptoms of acidosis include: acne, bad hair, bladder infections, bone spurs, brittle nails, chronic fatigue, colds, diabetes (type II), dull skin, eczema, excess weight, fibromyalgia, flus, forgetfulness, frequent infections, gout, hip fractures, joint pain, kideny stones, liver spots, low energy, mood swings, muscle aches, obesity, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, premature lines and wrinkles, poor concentration, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and yeast infections

    Common American reasons for acidosis (acid overload) include: a high protein diet, lots of refined carbohydrates (especially bread and pasta), too few vegetables and fruits, and high amounts of alcohol.

    Important items to reduce from the diet to reduce acid overload include: milk, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.

    The easy way to test if your body is in correct pH balance is to measure the pH of your urine. Urine should be exactly 6.4 pH, for male or female of any age or race.


Day 20: broccoli

    Broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for broccoli.

    Eat broccoli at least three to five times a week. You may eat broccoli every day.

    Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends broccoli as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Broccoli is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Raw broccoli has about twice as much Vitamin C as an equivalent amount of orange juice.

    Raw broccoli has about three times as much calcium as an equivalent amount of mlik.

    Broccoli has indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    Broccoli has vitamin C, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Raw broccoli has an interesting taste of its own.

    Learn to like raw broccoli and make your body happier.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Brassica oleracea italica (Italica Cultivar Group of species Brassica oleracea)

    Common name: broccoli, brocks, calabrese, Italian asparagus, Italian broccoli

    French name: brocoli

    Family: Brassicaceae (cabbage); formerly Cruciferae family

origin:

    Origin: Mediterranean and Asia Minor; especially Italy.

history:

    History: Broccoli was considered an valuable food in the Roman Empire (especially in the Italian penisula)

nutritional information:

    The American Diabetes Association recommends broccoli as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Broccoli is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Broccoli is a good source of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and is low in calories.

    Broccoli is a source of protein.

    Broccoli is a source of calcium, copper, and iron.

    Raw broccoli has about twice as much Vitamin C as an equivalent amount of orange juice.

    Raw broccoli has about three times as much calcium as an equivalent amount of mlik.

    Broccoli helps keep the liver clean and healthy.

    Broccoli has indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    Broccoli has vitamin C, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Broccoli is a source of sulforaphane, an antioxidant that detoxifies cancinogens. Doctors at John Hopkins University medical School identified broccoli as an exceptionally rich source of sulforaphane in 1992 and discovered in 1997 that broccoli sprouts have 20 times as much sulforaphane as the mature plant.

    Eating cruciferous vegetables reduces the risk of bladder cancer by 29 to 41 percent and reduces the chance of breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer.

nutritional value per 1 oz (28.35 gm.):

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: slightly pungent

selection:

    Broccoli has the number eleven (11) lowest pesticide load of 45 common fruits and vegetables studied in 2006 by the Environmental Working Group [external link] and is therefore a food that can be purchased conventionally-grown when organic isn“t available. The EWA explains, “While washing and rinsing fresh produce may reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”
    According to USDA and FDA tests on commercially grown foods collected between 2000 and 2005, broccoli has a 28.1% (percentage) of samples tested with detectable pesticides, a 3.2% (percentage) of samples with two or more pesticides, an 0.3 average number of pesticides found in a sample, an average of 0.004 parts per million of all pesticides found, and 19 different pesticides found in use growing broccoli. These toxic pesticides don’t apply to organic foods.

storage:

    Storage: Eat broccoli within two days of purchase.


balance of yin and yang

    The Chinese divide foods into three major groups: yin, yang, and neutral. A healthy person should have a balance of Yang and Yin foods, as well as neutral foods. Yang foods tend to heat the body up. Yin food tend to cool the body down. Neutral foods are in between.

    You want to build up meals that give you a good balanced diet. Start with one or more neutral foods and balance yin and yang foods.

    In the morning and evening, when the temperature is more yin (or cool), you want to eat more yang (warming foods). In the middle of the day, when the temperature is more yaang (or hot), you want to eat more yin (cooling foods).

    So, your morning meal, or breakfast, should be a hearty cooked meal (yang). Your mid-day meal, or lunch, should consist of salads and fruits. And you evening meal, or dinner, should be another cooked meal. Your dinner should be the a much lighter meal than your breakfast because the body’s ability to metabolize food decreases after sundown.


Day 21: cranberry juice

    Cranberry juice is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cranberry juice.

    At the Solstices and Equinoxes, as well as at Full Moon Esbats, a ceremony to the seasons involves drinking white grape juice (representing winter), white grapejuice with a small amount of red cranberry juice (representing spring), red cranberry juice with aa small amount of white grape juice (representing summer), and red cranberry juice (representing autumn). This should include fruits and nuts representing the seasons.

    The mixture of pure, 100% unsweetened cranberry juice and fresh-squeezed orange juice is appropriate for the day of the Sonne (Sunday).

    Initially you are going to include pure, 100%, unsweetened cranberry juice on a daily basis. As you progress into this diet, you will drop back on the frequency of drinking cranberry juice until it is a rare part of your diet, except when needed medicinally.

    Reduce or eliminate cranberry juice from your diet, with two important exceptions.

    If you have bladder or urinary tract problems, cranberry juice can be very helpful.

    When switching to a new diet, including this one, cranberry juice can help the digestive system adjust. If you have digestive problems with your switch to this diet, especially near the beginning, consider drinking pure, 100%, unsweetened cranberry juice. In general it is best to avoid cranberry juice with added sugar, including mixtures with high sugar fruit juices.

    The obvious question is why would an item (cranberry juice) that should be reduced from your diet be listed near the top of the “to add” items. The answer is that cranberry juice makes it easier to adjust to a new diet and cranberry juice helps a person who is obese or overweight to lose some weight. These two important benefits make cranberry juice an important part of the beginning of the Goddess Diet Plan, even though you will eventually want to cut back or even eliminate cranberry juice from your diet.


yang foods

    Yang foods are foods that warm the body. Yang foods are warming, stimulating, and energetic. Yang foods are recommended for Yang deficient and Yin excess imbalance.

    Avoid some strongly yang foods, such as meat, cheese, and salt.

    In the morning and evening, when the temperature is more yin (or cool), you want to eat more yang (warming foods). So, your morning meal, or breakfast, should be a hearty cooked meal (yang). And you evening meal, or dinner, should be another cooked meal. Your dinner should be the a much lighter meal than your breakfast because the body’s ability to metabolize food decreases after sundown.

slightly yang foods (slightly warm)

yang foods (warm)

strongly yang foods (hot)


Day 22: breakfast

    Eat breakfast every day.

    In the morning and evening, when the temperature is more yin (or cool), you want to eat more yang (warming foods). So, your morning meal, or breakfast, should be a hearty cooked meal (yang). Your mid-day meal, or lunch, should consist of salads and fruits. And you evening meal, or dinner, should be another cooked meal. Your dinner should be the a much lighter meal than your breakfast because the body’s ability to metabolize food decreases after sundown.


yin foods

    Yin foods are foods that cool the body. Yin foods are cooling, calming, and nourishing. Yin foods are recommended for Yin deficient and Yang excess imbalance.

    Avoid some strongly yin foods, such as sugars, alcohol, and coffee.

    In the middle of the day, when the temperature is more yaang (or hot), you want to eat more yin (cooling foods). Your mid-day meal, or lunch, should consist of salads and fruits.

yin foods (cool)

strongly yin foods (cold)


Day 23: fruits

    Fruits are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for fruits.

    Eat at least one serving of whole fruit a day. Eat up to four servings of whole fruit a day. Diabetics and pre-diabetics should eat one serving of fruit a day. Others should eat an average of two servings a day.

    Major groups discussed separately are citrus fruits, berries, high fiber fruits, melons, fleshy red fruits, and dried fruits. Mix up the categories from day to day and emphasize fruits that are currently in season, preferably from a local source.

    The dried fruit group should be used primarily for filling in gaps in your diet. When the fresh whole fruit is out of season the dried version can be used as a substitute. When you need a portable snack the dried version can be used as a substitute. Whenever possible, eat fresh whole fruits.

    In general, the more colorful a plant is, the more antioxidants it has produced (as well as other phytonutrients that can help your body heal itself). These antioxidants help prevent cancer and help your body fight off any disease that is forming are has formed in your body.

    In most cases, the deeper the color, the healthier. A bright red strawberry is healthier than a pale red strawberry. A rich blue blueberry is healthier than a pale blueberry.

    The American Diabetes Assocation recommends fresh fruit, canned fruit without added sugars, or frozen fruit without added sugars.

    Fruit cocktail is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Spices that go well with fruit include .allspice, anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, and mint.


neutral foods


Day 24: cinnamon

    Cinnamon is sacred to Bast and Seth. Honor and thank Bast and Seth for cinnamon.

    Eat cinnamon at least once per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat cinnamon every day.

    Eat cinnamon on days associated with Mercury.

    The ancient Egyptians used cinnamon for medical purposes.

    Cinnamon helps control sugar cravings by bringing out the flavor of natural sugars already in foods.

    Cinnamon helps prevent skin blemishes.

    Cinnamon goes well with bread and fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Ayurvedic doshas

    Ayurveda provides a sophisticated system for combining foods based on individual type. The primary tool is the three doshas.


Day 25: dairy foods

    Dairy foods are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for dairy foods.

    Cut back or eliminate dairy products from your diet. Additional information on specific dairy products listed separately.

    Buttermilk is much healthier than whole cow’s milk. Buttermilk can be substituted for cow’s milk in recipes.

    Switch from cow’s milk to goat’s milk or sheep’s milk.

    Explore dairy cow’s milk substitutes such as hemp seed milk, soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk.

    Switch from cheese made from cow’s milk to cheese made from goat’s milk or sheep’s milk.

    Aged cheeses are a good source of probiotics.


amino acids

    Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins.

    When referring to amino acids, the words “essential” and “non-essential” don’t have their normal meanings. Essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can not produce on its own and must gather from food sources. Non-essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can produce on its own. Both kinds are required for human health.

    AMINO ACIDS are the “building Blocks” of the body. Besides building cells and repairing tissue, they form antibodies to combat invading bacteria & viruses; they are part of the enzyme & hormonal system; they build nucleoproteins (RNA & DNA); they carry oxygen throughout the body and participate in muscle activity. When protein is broken down by digestion the result is 22 known amino acids. Eight are essential (cannot be manufactured by the body) the rest are non-essential (can be manufactured by the body with proper nutrition).

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

essential amino acids:

non-essential amino acids:

other amino acids:


Day 26: green leafy vegetables

    Green leafy vegetables are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for green leafy vegetables.

    Eat green leafy vegetables at least five times a week. You may eat green leafy vegetables every day.

    Recommended green leafy vegetables for daily use include: bok choy (and baby bok choy), carrot tops, celery, Chiense cabbage, chives, collard greens, daikon greens, endive, escarole, kale, leeks, mustard greens, parsley, scallions, spinach, turnip greens, and watercress.

    Recommended green leafy vegetables for occasional use include: Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce (especially Romaine and red leaf), Romaine lettuce, salsify, and Swiss chard.

    As is the case with many plants, the richer and more vibrant the colors of green leafy vegetables, the healthier it is for you. The plant has produced more antioxidants and phytonutrients, which can be helpful in preventing cancer and in helping your body defend itself against cancer and other diseases. You’ve heard that iceberg lettuce is relatively empty of nutrients. Notice how pale green it looks compared to red leaf lettuce (a much healthier lettuce).

    The American Diabetic Association recommends dark green leafy vegetables as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends greens (especially collard, kale, mustard, and turnip) as a non-starchy vegetable. The American Diabetes Association recommends salad greens (especially arugula, chicory, endive, escarole, lettuce, radicchio, Romaine lettuce, spinach, and watercress) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Green vegetables have vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein, fiber, calcium, and magnesium that help prevent cancer by antioxidant function and immune enhancement.

    Dark green leafy vegetaboles have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    The lady demonstrating Boar’s Head meat and cheese claimed “salads can be dangerous to your health.” While this probably wasn’t the official position of the corporation, it does clearly demonstrate the untrustworthiness of the statements made by large food companies.


isoleucine

    L-Isoleucine is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: ile
    one letter abbreviation: i

    linear structure formula: CH3-CH2-CH(CH3)-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C6H13NO2

    molecular weight: 131.17

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.94 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.32, 9.76

    CAS Registry Number 73-32-5


Day 27: coffee

    Remove coffee from your diet (except for rare special occasions).

    If you must drink coffee, drink coffee on days related to Mars.

    It can be difficult to stop drinking coffee, so you may take a few weeks or months to completely eliminate coffee from your daily diet.

    Start by cutting back on how much coffee you drink. Try to cut down to no more than one cup (not a large mug) of coffee a day.

    Switch to decaffeinated coffee (although you will want to eventually eliminate that as well).

    If you must have a coffee-like taste in your diet, then consider dandelion coffee.


leucine

    L-Leucine is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

    Leucine provides ingredients for the manufacturing of other essential biochemical components in the body, some of which are utilized for the production of energy, stimulants to the upper brain and helping you to be more alert.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: leu
    one letter abbreviation: l

    linear structure formula: (CH3)2-CH-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C6H13NO2

    molecular weight: 131.17

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.98 (neutral)

    CAS Registry Number 61-90-5


Day 28: ground vegetables

    Ground vegetables are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for ground vegetables.

    Eat ground vegetables at least five times a week. You may eat ground vegetables every day.

    Recommended ground vegetables for daily use include: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cauliflower, fall squashes, garlic, onion, pumpkin, string beans (also listed under beans), sweet bell pepper, and winter squashes.

    Recommended ground vegetables for occasional use include: cucumber, fennel, green peas, kohlrabi, shallot, snow peas, summer squash, zucchini.


lysine

    L-Lysine is a basic, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition. It is probably the most limited amino acid in the food chain.

    [Lysine] insures the adequate absorption of calcium; helps form collagen ( which makes up bone cartilage & connective tissues); aids in the production of antibodies, hormones & enzymes. Recent studies have shown that Lysine may be effective against herpes by improving the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth. A deficiency may result in tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability, bloodshot eyes, retarded growth, hair loss, anemia & reproductive problems.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: lys
    one letter abbreviation: k

    linear structure formula: H2N-(CH2)4-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C6H14N2O2

    molecular weight: 146.19

    isoelectric point (pH): 9.59 (basic)

    pKa values: 2.20, 8.90, 10.28

    CAS Registry Number 56-87-1


Day 29: teas

    Tea is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for teas.

    Other deities associated with tea include: Buddha (India), Huchi-Fuchi (Japan), Kuan Yin (China), Lu Yu (China), and Shennong (China)

    Teas and pure fruit juices should be a daily part of your diet.

    Various teas will be discussed in more detail elsewhere.

    Replace black tea with green tea, herbal tea, chamomile tea, fennel tea, ginger tea, nettle tea, peppermint tea, and rooibos tea.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Teas are a good prebiotic.


methionine

    L-Metionine is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

    [Metionine] is a principle supplier of sulfur which prevents disorders of the hair, skin and nails; helps lower cholesterol levels by increasing the liver’s production of lecithin; reduces liver fat and protects the kidneys; a natural chelating agent for heavy metals; regulates the formation of ammonia and creates ammonia-free urine which reduces bladder irritation; influences hair follicles and promotes hair growth.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: met
    one letter abbreviation: m

    linear structure formula: CH3-S-(CH2)2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C5H11NO2S

    molecular weight: 149.21

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.74 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.28, 9.21

    CAS Registry Number 63-68-3


Day 30: root vegetables

    Root vegetables are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for root vegetables.

    Eat root vegetables at least five times a week. You may eat root vegetables every day.

    Recommended root vegetables for daily use include: burdock, carrots, daikon, ginger root, jinenjo, lotus root, parsnips, red radish, rutabaga, and turnips.

    Recommended root vegetables for occasional use include: beets, potato, taro root, sweet potato, and yam.


phenylalanine

    L-Phenylalanine is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

    [Phenylalanine is] used by the brain to produce Norepinephrine, a chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells and the brain; keeps you awake & alert; reduces hunger pains; functions as an antidepressant and helps improve memory.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: phe
    one letter abbreviation: f

    linear structure formula: Ph-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C9H11NO2

    molecular weight: 165.19

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.48 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.58, 9.24

    CAS Registry Number 63-91-2


Day 31: alcohol

    Alcohol is sacred to Sekhmet. Honor and thank Sekhmet for alcohol.

    Greatly reduce or eliminate the use of alcohol, including beer and wine.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends that diabetics limit alcohol.

    Drinking alcohol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

    Drinking alcohol is a major risk factor for cancer.

    High amounts of alcohol can cause acidosis (acid overload).

    Miso soup is particularly useful in helping offset the toxic effects of a diet high in alcohol.

    Microbrew beer is a good source of probiotics.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Microbrew beer is a good prebiotic.

    Wine is a good source of probiotics.

    Red wine is a good source of resveratrol, quercetin and polyphenols.

    The alcohol in beer dissolves the chemicals in hot pepers that burn your mouth.


threonine

    L-Threonine is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

    [Threonine] is an important constituent of collagen, Elastin, and enamel protein; helps prevents fat build-up in the liver; helps the digestive and intestinal tracts function more smoothly; assists metabolism and assimilation.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: thr
    one letter abbreviation: t

    linear structure formula: CH3-CH(OH)-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C4H9NO3

    molecular weight: 119.12

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.64 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.15, 9.12

    CAS Registry Number 72-19-5


Day 32: beans and legumes

    Beans and legumes are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for beans and legumes.

    Eat beans and legumes at least three to five times a week. You may eat beans and legumes every day.

    Recommended beans and legumes include: azuki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, black turrtle beans, broad beans, chick-peas (garbonzo beqans), great northern beans, green peas, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, navy beans, pinto beans, red beans, soya beans (and soya products), string beans, and sugar snap peas.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends beans as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends dried beans several times per week as a protein source.

    Bay leaf goes well with beans and soups.

    Spices that go well with dried beans include .cumin, cayenne, chili, parsley, pepper, sage, savory, and thyme.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Beans are a good prebiotic.


tryptophan

    L-Tryptophan is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

    Trptophan and triptophan are mis-spellings.

    Tryptophan is a natural sedative, but contrary to popular myth, the tryptophan in turkey does not cause Thanksgiving Day drowsiness. There isn’t enough tryptophan in turkey to have that effect. For the amino acid tryptophan to work on the brain, the stomach must be empty and have no amino acids present.

    [Tryptophan is] a natural relaxant, helps alleviate insomnia by inducing normal sleep; reduces anxiety & depression; helps in the treatment of migraine headaches; helps the immune system; helps reduce the risk of artery & heart spasms; works with Lysine in reducing cholesterol levels.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

    Sources of tryptophan include: bananas, beans. chocolate, dried dates, hemp seed meal, oats, peanuts, sesame, and soy beans.

    Additional sources of tryptophan (that should be avoided because they are animal products) include: fish, meat, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, beef, chicken, and turkey.

scientific information:

    Tryptophan is a precursor for serotonin (a neurotransmitter), melatonin (a neurohormone), and niacin. The functional group of tryptophan is indole.

    three letter abbreviation: trp
    one letter abbreviation: w

    linear structure formula: Ph-NH-CH=C-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C11H12N2O2

    systematic name: (S)-2-Amino-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)-propanoic acid

    molecular mass: 204.23 g mol-1

    molecular weight: 204.23

    melting point: 289°C

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.89 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.38, 9.39

    CAS Registry Number 73-22-3

    EINECS Registry Number 200-795-6

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    According to Dr. Ram of The Healing Gardens [external link], “L TRYPTOPHAN: Helps relax, promotes healthier sleep patterns. It is a precursor to serotonin. Low serotonin levels in the brain can cause irritability, anxiety, and sleeplessness.”


Day 33: soup

    Soup is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for soup.

    Eat one or two servings of fresh made soup per day. The recommended serving of miso soup can count as one of the servings of fresh made soup.

    Bay leaf goes well with beans and soups.


valine

    L-Valine is a neutral, genetically coded, essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can’t produce it on its own). It is essential in human nutrition.

    [Valine] promotes mental vigor, muscle coordination and calm emotions.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: val
    one letter abbreviation: v

    linear structure formula: (CH3)2-CH-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C5H11NO2

    molecular weight: 117.15

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.96 (neutral)

    CAS Registry Number 72-18-4


Day 34: garlic

    Garlic is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for garlic.

    Eat at least one serving of garlic per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat garlic daily.

    Garlic is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Garlic is a good prebiotic.

    Nobody in history has ever died of an overdose of garlic.

    Garlic goes well with bread and fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


alanine

    L-Alanine is a neutral, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

    [Alanine] is an important source of energy for muscle tissue, the brain and central nervous system; strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies; helps in the metabolism of sugars and organic acids.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: ala
    one letter abbreviation: a

    linear structure formula: CH3-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C3H7NO2

    molecular weight: 89.09

    isoelectric point (pH): 6.00 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.35, 9.87

    CAS Registry Number 56-41-7


Day 35: fruit and vegetable juices

    Fruit and vegetable juices are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for fruit and vegetable juices.

    Avoid store bought carton juices. As a transition to the Goddess Diet Plan you may have these store bought juices mixed 50% with water.

    Eventually you will want to switch to homemade fruit and vegetable juices.

    Juicing removes the fiber, so raw fruits and vegetables are healthier.

    To get the maximum health benefits, you should drink fruit and vegetable juices within 20-30 minutes of juicing.


arginine

    L-Arginine is a basic, genetically coded, semi-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition). It is essential for human development.

    Studies have shown that [arginine] has improved immune responses to bacteria, viruses & tumor cells; promotes wound healing and regeneration of the liver; causes the release of growth hormones; considered crucial for optimal muscle growth and tissue repair.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: arg
    one letter abbreviation: r

    linear structure formula: HN=C(NH2)-NH-(CH2)3-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C6H14N4O2

    molecular weight: 174.20

    isoelectric point (pH): 11.15 (basic)

    pKa values: 2.18, 9.09, 13.2 (guanidine)

    CAS Registry Number 74-79-3


Day 36: whole grains

    Whole grains are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for whole grains.

    Eat whole grains at least three to five times a week. You may eat whole grains every day.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Recommended whole grains include: amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat (not part of the same botanical family, but counts as a whole grain), bulghar wheat (also called cracked wheat), corn (not part of the same botanical family, but counts as a whole grain), couscous, kamut, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, sorghum, teff, spelt, triticale, wheat, wheat germ, and wild rice (not part of the same botanical family, but counts as a whole grain).

    Persons with celiac disease (glutten-intolerant) should avoid wheat, rye, and barley.

    For more than thousands of years (since the start of the agricultural revolution and the beginning of civilization) whole cereal grains have been our primary food, the Staff of Life.

    In recent decades the diet has switched from healthy whole grains to unhealthy polished grains.

    Macrobiotics recommends that whole grain foods (such as barley, brown rice, millet, and whole wheat berries) be a primary food source, included in every meal.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends whole grains as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.

    It is much healthier to get whole grains rather than whole grain products. Diabetics may want to eliminate or limit grain products and switch to whole grains.

    When choosing a grain product (such as bread or cereal), look for a whole grain as the number one ingredient on the ingredient list. Ignore corporate advertisments on the front of the package.

    It is absurd to consider whole grain PopTarts to be in any way healthy.


asparagine

    L-Asparagine is a neutral, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

    The amino acid asparagine is named for asparagus.

    Sources of asparagine include: asparagus

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: asn
    one letter abbreviation: n

    linear structure formula: H2N-CO-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C4H8N2O3

    molecular weight: 132.12

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.41 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.02, 8.80

    CAS Registry Number 70-47-3


Day 37: green tea

    Green tea is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for green tea.

    Other deities associated with tea include: Buddha (India), Huchi-Fuchi (Japan), Kuan Yin (China), Lu Yu (China), and Shennong (China)

    Drink green tea at least once per week, preferably daily.

    Switch from black tea to green tea.

    Green tea, herbal teas, and pure organic fruit juices should be a regular part of your daily diet. Each meal should include at least one of the three.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Green tea is a good prebiotic.


aspartic acid

    L-Aspartic acid is an acidic, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

    [Aspartic acid] aids in the expulsion of harmful ammonia from the body. When ammonia enters the circulatory system it acts as a highly toxic substance which can be harmful to the central nervous system. Recent studies have shown that Aspartic Acid may increase resistance to fatigue and increase endurance.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: asp
    one letter abbreviation: d

    linear structure formula: HOOC-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C4H7NO4

    molecular weight: 133.10

    isoelectric point (pH): 2.77 (acidic)

    pKa values: 1.88, 3.65, 9.60

    CAS Registry Number 56-84-8


Day 38: sea vegetables (seaweed)

    Sea vegetables and seaweed are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for sea vegetables and seaweeds.

    Eat sea vegetables at least three to five times a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat sea vegetables every day.

    Recommended sea vegetables include: agar-agar, arames, Corsican seaweed, dulse, hijiki, Irish moss, kombu, nori, ocean ribbons, sea palm, and wakame (including mekabu and nekombu).

    You may combine sea vegetables (especially arame) with miso soup.

    Seaweed is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


cysteine

    L-Cysteine is a neutral, genetically coded, semi-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

    [Cysteine] functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution. It can help slow down the aging process, deactivate free radicals, neutralize toxins; aids in protein synthesis and presents cellular change. It is necessary for the formation of the skin, which aids in the recovery from burns and surgical operations. Hair and skin are made up 10-14% Cystine.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: cys
    one letter abbreviation: c

    linear structure formula: HS-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C3H7NO2S

    molecular weight: 121.15

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.02 (neutral)

    pKa values: 1.71, 8.33 (thiol), 10.78

    CAS Registry Number 52-90-4


Day 39: herbal tea

    Herbal teas are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for herbal teas.

    Drink herbal tea at least once per week.


glutamic acid

    L-Glutamic acid is an acidic, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

    Considered to be nature’s “Brain food” by improving mental capacities; helps speed the healing of ulcers; gives a “lift” from fatigue; helps control alcoholism, schizophrenia and the craving for sugar.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: glu
    one letter abbreviation: e

    linear structure formula: HOOC-(CH2)2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C5H9NO4

    molecular weight: 147.13

    isoelectric point (pH): 3.22 (acidic)

    pKa values: 2.19, 4.25, 9.67

    CAS Registry Number 56-86-0


Day 40: seeds and nuts

    Seeds and nuts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for seeds and nuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    “The plant reveals what is in the seed.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat seeds and nuts daily. it is important to have a variety of nuts and not repeat the same nuts every day.

    Recommended seeds and nuts include: almonds, cashews, chestnuts, flaxseed, hazelnuts, hempseed, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, squash seeds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts.

    Recommended seeds and nuts for occasional use include: acorns, alfalfa seeds, apricot seeds, beechnuts, Brazil nuts, ground nuts, hickory nuts, macadamia nuts, plum seeds, poppy seeds, and umeboshi seeds.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends nuts as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.


daily seed mix

    Seeds are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and het Heret for seeds.

    Make a daily seed mix. Some experts prefer whole seeds, while others prefer freshly ground seeds (immediately before use). One compromise is to use half the mix whole and freshly grind the other half.

    It is best to use only organic seeds.

    The basic ratio recommended by the Goddess Diet Plan is about 30% hemp seed, about 25% flaxseed, about 15% sesame seed, about 15% pumpkin seed, and about 15% sunflower seed. Feel free to vary things up with other seeds.

    Try six (6) ounces of sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds and 9-12 ounces of hemp and flax seeds.

    An easy way to mix the seeds is to place them in a clean sealed glass jar and shake.

    Use a small coffee grinder for fresh grinding your daily seed mix. Don’t use the coffee grinder for coffee, as the coffee beans will overpower the seeds (and you should be getting away from drinking coffee anyway). Use the seed mix immediately after the seeds are ground because as soon as they are exposed to air they will start oxidizing and going bad.


Day 41: rooibos tea

    Rooibos tea is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for rooibos tea.

    Drink rooibos tea at least once per week.


glutamine

    L-Glutamine is a neutral, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: gln
    one letter abbreviation: q

    linear structure formula: H2N-CO-(CH2)2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C5H10N2O3

    molecular weight: 146.15

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.65 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.17, 9.13

    CAS Registry Number 56-85-9


Day 42: tumeric

    Tumeric is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for tumeric.

    Eat tumeric at least once per week. You may eat tumeric every day.

    Tumeric is typically used as a spice or herb. Tumeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.

    Tumeric helps prevent skin wrinkles by fighting free radicals and tumeric helps keep skin smooth.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


glycine

    Glycine is a neutral, genetically coded non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition). It is the only protein-forming amino acid without a center of chirality.

    [Glycine] helps trigger the release of oxygen to the energy requiring cell-making process; Important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: gly
    one letter abbreviation: g

    linear structure formula: NH2-CH2-COOH

    molecular formula: C2H5NO2

    molecular weight: 75.07

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.97 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.21, 9.15

    CAS Registry Number 56-40-6


Day 43: mushrooms

    Mushrooms are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked mushrooms per day, taking in account the season and local availability. Eat wild mushrooms, if available.

    Do not eat raw mushrooms. Eat cooked mushrooms. Emphasize Asian mushrooms and cut back on button, crimini, and portobello mushrooms.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends mushrooms as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Mushrooms are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


histidine

    L-Histidine is a basic, genetically coded semi-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition). It is essential for human development.

    [Histidine] is found abundantly in hemoglobin; has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers & anemia. A deficiency can cause poor hearing.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: his
    one letter abbreviation: h

    linear structure formula: NH-CH=N-CH=C-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C6H9N3O2

    molecular weight: 155.16

    isoelectric point (pH): 7.47 (basic)

    pKa values: 1.78, 5.97 (imidazole), 8.97

    CAS Registry Number 71-00-1


Day 44: fried food

    Stop eating, or at least cut back on and avoid, fried foods.


proline

    L-Proline is a neutral, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition). It is the only protein-forming amino acid with a secondary amino group.

    [Proline] is extremely important for the proper functioning of joints and tendons; also helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: pro
    one letter abbreviation: p

    linear structure formula: NH-(CH2)3-CH-COOH

    molecular formula: C5H9NO2

    molecular weight: 115.13

    isoelectric point (pH): 6.30 (neutral)

    pKa values: 1.99, 10.60

    CAS Registry Number 147-85-3


Day 45: hemp seed

    Hemp seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hemp seed.

    Hemp is also associated with the Chinese Hemp Maid Ma Gu.

    Eat at least one serving of hempseed per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Hemp seeds are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Note that hemp seed is made from the same cannabis plant that produces marijuana. While hemp seed contains no THC, it does contain natural cannabinoids. Inexpensive drug tests check for cannabinoids rather than THC and will therefore present a false positive if you consume hemp seed for nutritional, health, and/or religious purposes.

botanical information:

    Cannabis hemp is a dioecious plant (meaning that an individual plant can be male or female). Both male and female hemp plants produce good quality fiber, but the female produces the best religious quality cannabinoids.

    Botanical name: Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica

    Common name: cannabis, hemp, marijuana


shem-shem-tu
sm-sm-t
hieroglyphs for cannabis

origin:

    Origin: The place of origin of cannabis hemp is unknown, but is believed to have been somewhere in Asia, possibly in Benghali India.

history:

    History: Cannabis seeds were used for food in China by 6000 B.C.E. and for textiles in China by 4000 B.C.E.

    Cannabis was commonly grown in ancient Egyptian temple gardens.

nutritional information:

    Hemp seed meal is one of the best sources of protein.

religious use

    Cannabis pollen was found on the mummy of Ramses II (nineteenth dynasty). Initially scholars debated as to whether the cannabis pollen was ancient origin or modern contamination. Additional research showed cannabis pollen in all known royal mummies. No known ancient Egyptian mummies were wrapped in hemp cloth.

    The intoxicating properties of cannabis were virtually unknown among Europeans (other than among witches) until the eighteenth century (1700s) when travellers to Egypt discovered the drug. European witches knew of cannabis from antiquity, when cannabis was one of the most commonly used medications among Celts and Norse.

    The Smoke Eaters at the temple at Thebes used cannabis incense for mortality rituals.

    The ancient Egyptian goddess Seshat (above in her role as the Goddess who measures) is depicted with a hemp leaf in her head dress. Pharaoh Tuthmosis III (1479 to 1425 B.C.E.) called her Sefkhet-Abwy (She of the seven points). Hemp was used to make measuring cords. Seshat was the goddess of libraries, knowledge, and geomancy, among other things. Spell 10 of the Coffin text states “Seshat opens the door of heaven for you”.

deities associated with cannabis:

medicinal uses:

    Cannabis was first documented in Kemet (ancient Egyt) around 2000 B.C.E. to treat sore eyes and cataracts. According to Diodorus Siculus (a Sicilian Greek historian who lived from 90 to 21 B.C.E.) Egyptian women used cannabis as a medication to relieve sorrow and bad humour.

    Cannabis is mentioned as a medication in the following ancient Egyptian medical texts: Ramesseum III Papyrus (1700 B.C.E.), Eber’s Papyrus (1600 B.C.E.), the Berlin Papyrus (1300 B.C.E.), and the Chester Beatty VI Papyrus (1300 B.C.E.). The Eber’s Papyrus is the oldest known complete medical textbook in existence. Most scholars believe that it is copy of a much earlier text, probably from around 3100 B.C.E.


section of Eber’s Papyrus, Formula No. 821
Location Plate #96, Lines 7-8

text in Demotic script (the people's script)

    Formula No. 821 translation: “Cannabis is pounded [ground] in honey and administered into her vagina. This is a contraction.” The 1907 Merck Index (page 132) lists emulsions of cannabis seeds to treat the effects of gonorrhea. The 1909 King’s American Dispensatory lists hemp seed infusion for use in after-pains and in the bearing down sensation accompanying prolapsus uteri. The 1927 U.S. Dispensatory lists hemp seed oil for inflammations of the mucous membrane.


section of Eber’s Papyrus, Formula No. 618
Location Plate #78, Lines 10-11

text in Demotic script (the people's script)

    Formula No. 618 translation: “Remedy for toe-nail (or fingernail). Ingredients honey, ochre cannabis, and [other ingredients which have not yet been translated]”

    The example on the left is the oldest known apothecary jar. It contained traces of hashish. The face is of the Pygmy god Bes (who became an Egyptian god of medicine).

    An ancient carving of the Egyptian physician Hesi Re from approximately 2650 B.C.E.

    Also in the Eber’s Papyrus, a mixture of cannabis and carob was used as an enema or combined with other ingredients for use as a poultice.

    The Ramses III Papyrus provides a prescription for cannabis use in the treatment of glaucoma: “A treatment for the eyes: celery, cannabis is ground and left in the dew overnight. Both eyes of the patient are to be washed with it in the morning.”

    Cautions and contraindications: Cannabis is safe.

    The DEA’s own conservative administrative law judge, Francis Young, after taking medical testimony for 15 days and reviewing hundreds of DEA/NIDA documents positioned against the evidence introduced by marijuana reform activists, concluded in September 1988 that “marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” —The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer


serine

    Serine is a neutral, genetically coded, non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

    [Serine is] a storage source of glucose by the liver and muscles; helps strengthen the immune system by providing antibodies; synthesizes fatty acid sheath around nerve fibers.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: ser
    one letter abbreviation: s

    linear structure formula: HO-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C3H7NO3

    molecular weight: 105.09

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.68 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.21, 9.15

    CAS Registry Number 56-45-1


Day 46: fast food

    Stop eating, or at least cut back on and avoid, fast foods.


taurine

    Taurine is a non-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition).

nutritional information:

    When referring to amino acids, the words “essential” and “non-essential” don’t have their normal meanings. Essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can not produce on its own and must gather from food sources. Non-essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can produce on its own. Both kinds are required for human health.

    Helps stabilize the excitability of membranes which is very important in the control of epileptic seizures. Taurine and sulfur are considered to be factors necessary for the control of many biochemical changes that take place in the aging process; aids in the clearing of free radical wastes.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research


Day 47: cereal

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

align="left">    Almost all breakfast cereals are really breakfast candies. During your transition to a healthy diet you will want to cut back on breakfast cereals and switch to healthier breakfast choices. Eventually you will want to give up breakfast cereals completely (other than whole grains such as slow cooked oatmeal).

    Healthier breakfast cereals will be those that emphasize whole grains, especially otas and bran.

    Read labels carefully. The worst major brand culprit is Raisin Bran, whether from Kellog’s, Post, or Kroger (or any of their house brands, such as Ralphs). The sticky white sugar coating on the raisins turn this cereal into a worse sugar offender than many kinds of candy! Kroger packs in high fructose corn syrup, sugar, salt, and malted barley syrup. Raisin Bran has 19 grams of sugar per serving, the most of any major brand. More sugar per serving than Apple Jacks (12g.), Cap’n Crunch (12g.), Cocoa Krispies (12g.), Cocoa Pebbles (11g.), Cocoa Puffs (11g.), Corn Flakes (10g.), Frosted Flakes (11g.), Frosted Mini Wheats (Big Bite) (10g.), Fruit Loops (12g.), Fruity Pebbles (11g.), Honey Nut Cheerios (9g.), Honey Smacks (15g.), Lucky Charms (11g.), Reese’s Puffs (11g.), or Trix (11g.).

    Instead of cow’s milk, use (in order of preference) soy-yogurt, hemp seed milk, unsweetened almond milk, reduced-fat yogurt, unsweetened rice milk, or unsweetened soy milk.

    Sweeten with a few drops of stevia instead of sugar.

    Sprinkle with fresh cliced fruit, dried fruit, frozen fruit, chopped walnuts, fresh ground flaxseed, ground sesame seeds, or chia.


tyrosine

    L-Tyrosine is a neutral, genetically coded, semi-essential amino acid (meaning that the human body can produce it on its own with proper nutrition). It is marginally soluble in water.

nutritional information:

    When referring to amino acids, the words “essential” and “non-essential” don’t have their normal meanings. Essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can not produce on its own and must gather from food sources. Non-essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can produce on its own. Both kinds are required for human health.

    [Tyrosine] transmits nerve impulses to the brain; helps overcome depression; Improves memory; increases mental alertness; promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research

scientific information:

    three letter abbreviation: tyr
    one letter abbreviation: y

    linear structure formula: HO-p-Ph-CH2-CH(NH2)-COOH

    molecular formula: C9H11NO3

    molecular weight: 181.19

    isoelectric point (pH): 5.66 (neutral)

    pKa values: 2.20, 9.11, 10.07 (phenol)

    CAS Registry Number 60-18-4


Day 48: cilantro

    The corriander seed comes from the cilantro plant.

    Cilantro is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cilantro.

    Scientific and botanical name: Coriander sativum

    Eat at least three servings of cilantro per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cilantro is typically used as an herb or garnish, but can also be eaten as a vegetable.

    Cilantro or coriander has an edible flower. Consider using coriander flower in salads and as a garnish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


theanine

    L-Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in green tea leaves.

    L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea leaves. Theanine stimulates the production of alpha brain waves, similar to the results of meditation, resulting in both deep relaxation and high mental focus. L-theanine causes the body to increase the production of serotonin and dopamine, making the person happier. Studies show that theanine makes it easier to focus when awake, as well as leading to sounder sleep.


Day 49: ground meat

    Ground meat is sacred to Neith. Honor and thank Neith for ground meat.

    Cut back on ground meat.

    Use extra lean meat.

    Switch to ground turkey.

    Switch to soy based substitutes forground meat.


fatty acids

    EPA & DHA which are present in fish body oils have the potential for improving the health of cardio-vascular system. Medical reports show that as the amount of EPA in the diet increases, the risk of coronary heart disease decreases. In a nutshell, EPA from fish oils lowers serum cholesterol & triglyceride levels, make your blood less viscous, thinner & less sticky, less prone to clump together. Diets of Eskimo and coastal Japanese are rich in the Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA. Their death rate from heart attacks is much lower when compared to the Western man. DHA is a major component of the brain and retina, and has a possible role in nerve transmission. Research has shown that many migraine suffers have experienced some relief from consuming Fatty Acids.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]


Day 50: mung bean sprouts

    Mung bean sprouts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for mung bean sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of mung bean sprouts per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Toss mung bean sprouts into salads. Stir-fry mung bean sprouts with other vegetables. Blend mung bean sprouts with vegetable juices. Mix mung bean sprouts with soft cheeses, tofu, yogurt, or kefir to make a dip. Stir mung bean sprouts into soups or stews when serving (after cooking). Combine mung bean sprouts in oat, barley, or buckwheat dishes. Sauté mung bean sprouts with onions. Puree mung bean sprouts with dried peas or beans. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends bean sprouts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Because mung bean sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.


omega 3 fatty acids

    Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Wild salmon is very high in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon normally eat krill, a source of astaxanthin (a natural carotenoid), the source of the rich red skin color.

    Farm-raised salmon are fed grain and are low in omega-3 fatty acids. The color of thier skin is the result of dyes artificially added after death. Farm-raised salmon are nutritionally very poor. Avoid eating farm-raised salmon.

omega 6 fatty acids

    Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

omega 9 fatty acids

    Omega-0 fatty acids are generally easy to find.


Day 51: cakes, pies, and sweets

    Cut back on cakes, pies, and other sweets.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3)

    Alpha-linolenic acid is an omega-3 essential fatty acid that the human body can not produce in sufficient quantity. Therefore it must come from the diet.


Day 52: flaxseed oil

    Flaxseed oil is sacred to Bast and Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Bast and Aset for flaxseed oil.

    Eat up to two (2) tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day. The total of hempseed oil and flaxssed oil and olive oil should not exceed two (2) to three (3) tablespoons a day.

    The ancient Hellenism religion, created by Aristotle for Plotemy I by combining the Greek and Egyptian religions, taught that flaxseeds were useful for digestion and modern science confirms that flaxseeds help reduce cholesterol.

    Flax seed oil is too fragile for cooking. The oil’s delicate omega-3 essential fatty acids will oxidize under exposure to heat, air, or light. Use for salad dressings, drizzles on prepared foods, herbal/seasoned oil dips, and similar cold oil uses. Always store flax seed oil in an opaque container. Keep flax seed oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    Flaxseed oil is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

linoleic acid (omega-6)

    Linoleic acid is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that the human body can not produce in sufficient quantity. Therefore it must come from the diet.


Day 53: junk food

    Stop eating, or at least cut back on and avoid, junk foods.

Vitamin A

    Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient. Examples include retinol and four carotenoids, most famously beta carotene.

    Carotenoids is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for carotenoids.

    Eat carotenoids at least three to five times a week. You may eat carotenoids every day.

    Recommended carotenoids include: beets, carrots, kale, lettuce, seaweed, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, and tomatoes.


Day 54: olive oil

    Olive oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for olive oil.

    Eat one (1) to two (2) tablespoons of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil oil a day. The total of hempseed oil and flaxssed oil and olive oil should not exceed two (2) to three (3) tablespoons a day.

    Choose cold pressed extra virgin olive oil for eating. Virgin olive oil may be used for cooking. Always store olive oil in an opaque container. Keep olive oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    Olive oil is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

Vitamin B1

    Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 55: flaxseeds

    Flaxseed is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Renenutet for flaxseeds.

    Eat at least one serving of freshly ground flaxseed per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    The ancient Hellenism religion, created by Aristotle for Plotemy I by combining the Greek and Egyptian religions, taught that flaxseeds were useful for digestion and modern science confirms that flaxseeds help reduce cholesterol.

    Flaxseeds are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Flaxseeds are an important source of dietary fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

Vitamin C

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 56: oregano

    Oregano is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for oregano.

    Eat fresh oregano at least once per week. You may eat fresh oregano every day.

    Oregano is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Oregano goes well with bread, fish, potato, and pasta.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

Vitamin D

    Vitamin D (calciferol, cholecalciferol) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 57: berries

    Berries are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for berries.

    Eat berries at least three to five times a week. You may eat berries every day. Eat fruit at least three times a day.

    Recommended berries include: blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, cranberries, fresh currants, purple grapes, raspberries, and strawberries.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Berries are a good prebiotic.

    Major groups discussed separately are citrus fruits, berries, high fiber fruits, melons, fleshy red fruits, and dried fruits. Mix up the categories from day to day and emphasize fruits that are currently in season, preferably from a local source.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends berries as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.

    Blueberries should be emphasized when in season.

    Cranberries should not be used often unless you need a strong diaretic.

    Cherries should be used occasionally.

Vitamin B2

    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 58: ginger tea

    Ginger tea is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for ginger tea.

    Drink ginger tea at least once per week and as needed to help with digestion.

    Drink ginger tea on days associated with Mercury and Mars.

Vitamin E

    Vitamin E (tocopherols, tocotrienols) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 59: citrus fruits

    Citrus fruits are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for citrus fruits.

    Eat citrus fruits at least three to five times a week. You may eat ctrus fruits every day. Eat fruit at least three times a day.

    Recommended citrus fruits include: kumquats, lemons, limes, oranges, pink grapefruit (also listed in red fleshy fruits), red grapefruit (also listed in red fleshy fruits), tangerines, and white grapefruit.

    Major groups discussed separately are citrus fruits, berries, high fiber fruits, melons, fleshy red fruits, and dried fruits. Mix up the categories from day to day and emphasize fruits that are currently in season, preferably from a local source.

    The American Diabetic Association recommends citrus fruit as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.

Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 (cobalmins, cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, methylcobalamin) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 60: buttermilk

    Buttermilk is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for buttermilk.

    If you currently drink cow’s milk, start switching to buttermilk. Buttermilk can be used as a substitute for whole cow’s milk in recipes.

Vitamin K

    Vitamin K (phylloquinone, menaquinones) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 61: high fiber fruits

    Fruits are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for high fiber fruits.

    Eat high fiber fruits at least three to five times a week. You may eat high fiber fruits every day. Eat fruit at least three times a day.

    Recommended high fiber fruits include: apples, peaches, and pears.

    Major groups discussed separately are citrus fruits, berries, high fiber fruits, melons, fleshy red fruits, and dried fruits. Mix up the categories from day to day and emphasize fruits that are currently in season, preferably from a local source.

Vitamin B5

    Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 62: chives

    Chives are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chives.

    Eat at least one serving of chives per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    A serving of chives (2 tablespoons, chopped) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    Chives are often treated as an herb or garnish. In the Goddess Diet Plan you can either serve chives as a vegetable oir extensively use it as an herb, as long as you achieve the same quantity.

    Chives are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Chives go well with fish and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

Vitamin B7

    Vitamin B7 (biolin) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 63: melons

    Melons are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for melons.

    Eat melons at least three to five times a week. You may eat melons every day. Eat fruit at least three times a day.

    Recommended melons include: cantaloupe and watermelon.

    Major groups discussed separately are citrus fruits, berries, high fiber fruits, melons, fleshy red fruits, and dried fruits. Mix up the categories from day to day and emphasize fruits that are currently in season, preferably from a local source.

    According to Ayurveda, melons may be eaten occasionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

Vitamin B6

    Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoximine, pyridoxal) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 64: bread

    Bread is sacred to Aset (Isis) and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Aset and Asar for bread.

    Eat at least one serving of seed bread or sprouted bread per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Make sure all bread you eat has at least 3 grams of fiber per slice, sprouted grains, and no hydrogenated oils.

    Bread is associated with the Year of the Tiger.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    It is important for those who have diabetes, who are obese, or who have cancer to avoid bread made from processed flours and switch to bread made from whole grains.

    Switch from whote processed bread to brown bread.

    Switch from whole grain bread to seed or sprouted bread.

    Bread is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    French bread has a high glycemic index (greater than 100%). White bread has a high glycemic index (100%). Whole wheat bread has a high glycemic index (between 80% and 100%).

    Spices that go well with breads include .anise, basil, caraway, cardamon, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, lemon peel, orange peel, oregano, poppy seeds, rosemary, saffron, sage, and thyme.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

Vitamin B3

    Vitamin B3 (niacin, niacinamide) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 65: fleshy red fruits

    Fruits are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for fleshy red fruits.

    Eat fleshy red fruits at least three to five times a week. You may eat fleshy red fruits every day. Eat fruit at least three times a day.

    Recommended fleshy red fruits include: Japanese persimmons, pink grapefruit (also listed in citrus fruits), red grapefruit (also listed in citrus fruits), red-fleshed papaya, strwaberry guava, tomatoes, and watermelon.

    Major groups discussed separately are citrus fruits, berries, high fiber fruits, melons, fleshy red fruits, and dried fruits. Mix up the categories from day to day and emphasize fruits that are currently in season, preferably from a local source.

Vitamin B9

    Vitamin B9 (folic acid, folinic acid) is an essential micronutrient.


Day 66: juicing

    Juice is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for juices.

    Drink vegetable or fruit juice at least once per day.

    Some of the preferred juices are: açai berry juice, cranberry juice (when you are starting this diet), noni juice, and pomegranate juice. You should drink at least one of these juices at least once a week.

    Juicing allows drinking fruits and vegetables. The fiber is destroyed in the juicing process. Live juice contains active enzymes for less than 30 minutes after juicing.

    In addition to making your own juices, you need to start cleaning up all of the juices you drink.

    All juices you drink should be organic (for your own juicing, only juice organic fruits and vegetables). All juices you drink should be unsweetened. All juices you drink should be fresh, preferably within 30 minutes of actual juicing.

sodium

    Sodium is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 67: dried fruits

    Fruits are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for dried fruits.

    Eat dried fruits as often as needed. You may eat dried fruits every day. Eat fruit at least three times a day.

    The dried fruit group should be used primarily for filling in gaps in your diet. When the fresh whole fruit is out of season the dried version can be used as a substitute. When you need a portable snack the dried version can be used as a substitute. Whenever possible, eat fresh whole fruits.

    Recommended high fiber fruits include: dried apricots, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried currants, dates, figs, prunes, and raisins.

    Dried fruits are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low or medium glycemic index (G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, most dried fruit should be avoided during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

potassium

    Potassium is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 68: rosemary

    Rosemary is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rosemary.

    Eat rosemary at least once per week. You may eat rosemary every day.

    Rosemary is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Rosemary goes well with bread, fish, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

chlorine

    Chlorine is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 69: turkey

    Turkey is sacred to Nwt and her husband Shu. Honor and thank Nwt and Shu for turkey.

    Turkey is associated with the Year of the Dragon and the Year of the Tiger.

    If you already eat mammals or birds, eat one serving of turkey per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eventually you will want to remove turkey completely from your diet, or no more than two special occasions per year.

    If you don’t currently eat meat, do not start eating meat.

    Turkey is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

calcium

    Calcium is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 70: spinach

    Spinach, a vegetable, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for spinach.

    Eat at least two servings of organic spinach per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat spinach every day.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends spinach as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Spinach is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Spinach has vitamin A and carotenes, essential nutrients in fighting cancer. Spinach has vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Spinach is the number eight (8) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic spinach, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

phosphorus

    Phosphorus is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 71: allium vegetables

    Allium vegetables is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for allium vegetables.

    Eat allium vegetables at least three to five times a week. You may eat allium vegetables every day. Those with cancer should eat allium vegetables every day.

    Recommended allium vegetables include: garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.

magnesium

    Magnesium is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 72: wheat

    Wheat is sacred to Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, Nepit’s husband Neper, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Aset, Asar, Nepit, Neper, and Renenutet for wheat.

    “There grows no wheat where there is no grain.” —Proverb of the Outer Temple of ancient Egypt

    Optionally eat at least one serving of wheat per month, taking in account the season and local availability. This does not mean to eat a lot of wheat or wheat products. Most Americans need to cut back on wheat and wheat products.

    Wheat is associated with the Year of the Dragon.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Persons with celiac disease (glutten-intolerant) should avoid wheat, rye, and barley.

    Puffed wheat has a high glycemic index (greater than 100%).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Whole wheat is a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

zinc

    Zinc is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 73: cruciferous vegetables

    Cruciferous vegetables are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for cricoferous vegetables.

    Eat cruciferous vegetables at least three to five times a week. You may eat cruciferous vegetables every day.

    Recommended cruciferous vegetables include: baby bok choy, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale.

iron

    Iron is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 74: parsley

    Parsley is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for parsley.

    Eat at least one serving of parsley per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    While parsley is generally considered an herb or garnish (and you can continue to use it that way), in the Goddess Diet Plan you include parsley as a green leafy vegetable, such as in salads.

    Parsley is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Parsley has vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Nobody in history has ever died of an overdose of parsley.

    Parsley goes well with dried beans, corn, chicken eggs, fish, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

manganese

    Manganese is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 75: orange vegetables

    Vegetables are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for orange vegetables.

    Eat orange vegetables at least three to five times a week. You may eat orange vegetables every day.

    Recommended orange vegetables include: butternut squash, carrot, orange sweet bell pepper, pumpkin, sweet potato, and yam.

copper

    Copper is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 76: sprouts

    Sprouts is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for sprouts.

    Eat sprouts at least three to five times a week. You may eat sprouts every day.

    Because sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    See individual sections on specific sprouts for more information. Use with additional sprouts that aren’t specifically listed.

iodine

    Iodine is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 77: honey

    Honey is sacred to Bast and Bes. Honor and thank Bast and Bes for honey.

    Eat honey at least one to five times a week. If you don’t have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you may eat honey every day.

    Use local organic honey as a sweetener. You may use unsulfured organic cane sugar, black strap molasses, local organic honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia as your regular daily sweeteners.

    Honey is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

selenium

    Selenium is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 78: spearmint

    Spearmint is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for spearmint.

    Eat at least one serving of fresh spearmint per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat spearmint every day.

    Mint goes well with fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


tabouli

    Tabouli is a traditional Middle Eastern vegetable dish based on bulghar wheat, mint, cucumber, and olive oil.

nutritional information:

    No cholesterol.

    High in dietary fiber and manganese.

    Very high in vitamin A and vitamin C.

    Excellent source of protein (essential amino acids), especially in quinoa version or with added hemp seed meal.

    Excellent source of essential fatty acids.

    Eat tabouli at every lunation (Full Moon, New Moon, and Quarter Moons) and major Goddess holy days throughout the summer. Optional any day in the summer.

cookware:

ingredients:

    There is quite a bit of flexibility in both choice of ingredients and in quantites (proportions) of ingredients.

    Please read through recipe instructions and notes before choosing quantities of ingredients.

preparation:

    Traditional tabouli is made with bulghar wheat. The quinoa version is popular in health food circles (unlike bulghar wheat, quinoa is a complete protein). The lentil and garbanzo bean version makes a composite protein. The hemp seed meal is also a complete protein. A recommended version has equal portions bulghar wheat and quinoa with half portion of hemp seed meal.

    Cooking bulghur wheat: Put bulghur wheat in a bowl. Boil the water in a pot. Pour the boiling water over the bulghur wheat. Let the bulghur wheat soak in the hot water for 30 minutes to 2 hours. The wheat should absorb all of the water. If not, drain off the excess with a colander. The bulghur wheat should be light and fluffy.

    Cooking quinoa: Thoroughly soak the quinoa in cold water for five minutes using medium size bowl. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Note that you can purchase pre-rinsed quinoa. Pour rinsed quinoa into a sauce pan. Lightly toast the quinoa in 1/2 to 2 tablespoons oilve oil (this is in addition to the amount used as part of the dressing). Add water and bring to a full boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes (until water is absorbed). Optionally drain excess water and save to add back to finished mixture if needed to make a nice tabouli consistency. Let quinoa cool before mixing with other ingredients.

    Prepare dressing: Mix lemon juice, olive oil, hemp seed oil, flax seed oil (if used), garlic (if used), black pepper (if used), sea salt (if used), cayenne pepper (if used), orange zest and juice (if used), and cumin (if used) in a bowl or glass container. Let dressing sit

    Preparing salad: Chop the mint, parsley, cucumber and tomatoes. Also chop any optional ingredients used, such as lemon balm, basil, green onions, scallions, red onion, carrot, and/or red chili. Optionally use a blender or food processor to mince parsley. Mix salad parts in bowl.

    Optionally mix the sea salt and freshly ground black pepper with the chopped green onions or scallions first. This lets the salt and pepper bring out the sweetness of the onion juice. In this case, mix mint, parsley, and basil, then tomatoes, cucumber and other optional vegetables, finally mixing in the green onion mixture.

    Combine all of the bulghur wheat, quinoa, hemp seed meal with the vegetable ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine well.

    Thoroughly mix in the dressing.

    Put the mixing bowl in the refrigerator for at least one hour. A full night is even better.

    Serve cold or at room temperature.

    Place the tabouli salad on a bed of Romaine lettuce or use hearts of Romaine lettuce to scoop up the tabouli salad.

    Optionally sprinle with chopped pistachios. In the spicier version, serve with a spoonful of yoghurt and sprinkle with pistachios.


Day 79: lamb

    Lamb is sacred to Neith. Honor and thank Neith for lamb.

    If you already eat mammals, eat one serving of lamb per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    If you don’t currently eat meat, do not start eating meat.

    Lamb is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

molybdenum

    Molybdenum is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 80: quinoa

    Quinoa, a pseudo-grain, is sacred to Bast and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast and Renenutet for quinoa.

    Eat at least one serving of quinoa per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Quinoa is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

silver

    Silver is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 81: pumpkin

    Pumpkin, a squash, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for pumpkin.

    Eat at least two servings of pumpkin per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat pumpkin every day. Choose unsweetened organic pumpkin. When fresh pumpkin is out of season, eat canned organic unsweetened pumpkin.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends pumpkin as a starchy vegetable.

    Pumpkin is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The crop for canned pumpkin (grown mostly in Ohio) was ruined by rain in both 2008 and 2009. As a result there was a nationwide shortage of canned pumpkin in 2010.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

sulphur

    Sulphur is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 82: thyme

    Thyme is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for thyme.

    Eat fresh thyme at least once per week. You may eat fresh thyme every day.

    Thyme is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Thyme goes well with dried beans, bread, corn, chicken eggs, fish, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

cobalt

    Cobalt is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 83: apple

    Apple, a fruit, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Bes, Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Bes, Nwt, and Het Heret for apples.

    Eat at least one organic apple per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat an apple a day. Do not eat more than four apples in one day or more than two apples per day on a regular basis.

    Goddesses associated with the apple include Aphrodite (Greek/Hellenism), Aset (Kemetic), Athena (Greek/Hellenism), Bast (Kemetic), Hathor (kemetic), Het Heret (Kemetic), Induna (Norse/Germanic), Isis (Kemetic), Ithun (Norse/Teutonic), Nwt (kemetic), Pomona (Roman), Venus (Roman). Apple is also associated with Apollo (Greek/Hellenism), Bes (Kemetic), Odin (Norse), Woden (Anglo-Saxon), and Zeus (Greek/hellenism).

    Pomona, shown in the 1700 painting by Nicolas Fouché, is the Roman Goddess or nymph of orchardss and the trees of the orchard.

    Epona, the Celtic Goddess of horses, was later adopted as aa Roman Goddess. Outside of Gaul, Epona was often depicted in the Imperial pose, holding apples, carrots, and oats in her lap.

    Ritual uses of apples: Bury an apple in the garden on Samhain as food for departed spirits.

    Apples and applesauce are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, cooked apples are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall. According to Ayurveda, war uncooked apples may be eaten ocassionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Apples contain high amounts of the fiber pectin. Pectin helps prevent constipation, a leading cause of headaches.

    Eating apples on a regular basis helps lower LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol by up to 16%.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Apples are the number four (4) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic apples, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Malus domestica , Malus sylvestris, or Pyrus spp. (especially Pyrus malus)

    Common name: apple

    Family: Rosaceae (rose)

    Height: 3-12 meters or 10-40 feet

origin:

    Origin: central Asia

history:

    History: Christmas ornaments are derived from an early Christian practice of hanging apples on the Yule tree to convert the use of a tree at Yule from a Germanic Pagan practice into a Christian practice. The apples were from the Jewish Garden of Eden myth.

    In 1900, there were more than 7,000 different varieties of apple grown in the U.S. By 2000, 86.2 percent of those varieties were extinct and only two varieties of apples accounted for more than half of the U.S. apple crop.

nutritional information:

    Apples are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Apples help keep the liver clean and healthy.

    The large quantity of pectin in apples makes them an excellent source of dietary fibre.

    Apples are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

    “Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines. There are sweet-flavored herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter; only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass.”, Pythagoras (Greek mathematician).

    Apples and applesauce are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    According to Ayurveda, cooked apples are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall. According to Ayurveda, war uncooked apples may be eaten occassionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: sweetand slightly sour

selection:

    Reason to choose organic:
    Apples are the number four (4) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic apples, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Apples have the number two (2) highest pesticide load of 45 common fruits and vegetables studied in 2006 by the Environmental Working Group [external link] and is therefore a prime candidate for switching to organic. The EWA explains, “While washing and rinsing fresh produce may reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”
    According to USDA and FDA tests on commercially grown foods collected between 2000 and 2005, apple has a 93.6% (percentage) of samples tested with detectable pesticides, a 82.3 (percentage) of samples with two or more pesticides, a 2.8 average number of pesticides found in a sample, an average of 0.894 parts per million of all pesticides found, and 50 different pesticides found in use growing apples. These toxic pesticides don’t apply to organic foods.

storage:

    Storage: Apples can be safely stored for more than a week.

preparation:

    Juicing: Apple juice has the highest amounts of polyphenols in the fruits studied by Cornell University in 2008. Polyphenols help prevent damage to brain cells, helping prevent mental decline.

ancient myths and beliefs:

from “The Handbook of Norse Mythology”:
by Karl Mortensen, 1898 (“Nordisk mythologi”), original Danish
translated into English 1913 by A. Clinton Crowell

    10. BRAGI is god of the scaldic art, and he is married to ITHUN, who guards the apples which the gods eat when they grow old. Afterwards they grow young again, and so it will continue until Ragnarok.

deities associated with apple:

nickel

    Nickel is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 84: sweet potato

    Sweet potato is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sweet potatoes.

    Eat at least one serving of sweet potato per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sweet potato is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The American Diabetic Association recommends sweet potatoes as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

boron

    Boron is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 85: butter and ghee

    Butter and ghee are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for butter and ghee.

    Cut back or eliminate dairy products from your diet.

    While you are still eating dairy foods, switch from margarine to real organic unsalted butter.

    While you are still eating dairy foods, you can use ghee in cooked foods.

strontium

    Strontium is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 86: tomato

    Tomato, a fruit, is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for tomato.

    Eat at least one serving of tomatoes per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat tomato every day.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the 1893 case Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (1893) that tomato was a vegetable rather than a fruit. This is blatantly false and reflects a Christian anti-science bias. Tomato is clearly and unambigiously a fruit. Any botanist can confirm this. But American judges do not believe in science, because science clearly disproves the existence of the Christian god.

    Tomato is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The American Diabetic Association recommends tomatoes as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends tomato as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Basil goes well with tomatoes.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

silicon

    Silicon is a mineral and an essential micronutrient.


Day 87: orange

    Orange, a citrus fruit, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for oranges.

    Eat at least two servings of oranges per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat oranges every day.

    Eat orange on days associated with the Sun (Sonne).

    Oranges are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Oranges are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, oranges are an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Orange peel goes well with bread.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.

dietary clay

    There is controversy over the use of dietary clay, but research does show that there are dietary clays that are healthy and may even help with some ailments.


Day 88: ginger

    Ginger is sacred to Bast and Seth. Honor and thank Bast and Seth for ginger.

    Eat at least one serving of ginger per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat ginger every day.

    Eat ginger on days associated with Mercury and Mars.

    Ginger is usually used as an herb or spice.

    Ginger is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Pickled ginger is a good source of probiotics.

    Ginger goes well with fish and fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 89: cold water fish

    Fish are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for cold water fish.

    If you already eat mammals, birds, or fish, eat one serving of cold water fish per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    If you don’t currently eat meat, do not start eating meat.

    Cold water fish are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The American Diabetic Association recommends fish high in omega-3 fatty acids as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.

    Cold-water fish have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish. Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 90: fermented foods

    Fermented foods are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fermented foods.

    Eat at least one serving of fermented foods at least once a week.

    Fermented foods are a good source of probiotics.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 91: bok choy

    Bok Choy, a vegetable, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for bok choy.

    Eat at least one serving of bok choy per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends bok choy as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Bok choy is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Bok choy has vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 92: pickled foods

    Pickled foods are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pickled foods.

    Eat at least one serving of pickled foods at least once a week.

    Cleopatra’s favorite diet food was pickles.

    Pickled ginger and pickles (brine-cured, without vinegar) are a good source of probiotics.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 93: alfalfa sprouts

    Alfalfa sprouts sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for alfalfa sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of alfalfa sprouts per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Alfalfa is normally eaten as sprouted seeds (alfala sprouts). You can sprout alfalfa at home.

    Toss alfalfa sprouts into salads. Alfalfa sprouts can be used in wraps and roll-ups. Stir-fry alfalfa sprouts with other vegetables. Place alfalfa sprouts on top of omelets or scrambled eggs. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends sprouts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Because alfalfa sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Medicago sativa

    Common name: alfalfa (United States), Chilean clover, Kuthirai Masal (Tamil), lucerne (United Kingdom), Lucerne grass (India), purple medic

    Family: Fabaceae

    Height: 1 meter (3 feet)

history:

    History: Alfalfa has been used as an herbal medicine for at least 1,500 years.

nutritional information:

nutritional value per 1 cup alfalfa sprouts:

nutritional value per 1 tablespoon (tbsp) alfalfa sprouts:

    Alfalfa sprouts are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The parts of the alfalfa plant that are used are its leaves. In the Middle East, alfalfa is known as the “father of all herbs.” Alfalfa is one of the most nutritious plants on earth and its leaves are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B-12, C, D, E and K. Alfalfa has also been found to contain all eight essential amino acids. It even contains fluoride which can help prevent tooth decay. Alfalfa is one of the highest fibrous herbs in existence and we are unable to digest its raw leaves. For centuries, Native Americans ground its seeds to be used as flour or boiled its leaves and ate them like greens.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research [external link]

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cool)

    Young alfalfa leaves were used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and the kidneys in early traitional Chinese medicines.

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    Ayurvedic Doshas: PK- V+ Pitta decreases; Kapha decreases; Vata increases.
    Part Used: herb (above ground parts of plant)
    Taste: astringent, sweet
    Energy: cooling
    Vipaka: (Post-Digestive Effect) pungent
    Tissues: plasma, blood
    Systems: circulatory, urinary
    Actions: alterative, diuretic, antipyretic, hemostatic
    Indications: ulcers, edema, arthritis, vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency
    Precautions: high Vata
    Preparation: infunsion, powder (250 mg to 1 g)

    Alfalfa leaves are used in Ayuvedic medicine to treat poor digestion. Alfalfa seeds

    Alfalfa seeds are used to make a cooling poultice to treat boils.

herbal healing:

    In homeopathic medicine, alfalfa is used to treat anemia, diabtes, indigestion, and bladder disorders, as well as to increase appetite (contributing to weight gain), as a diuretic (to increase urination), as an estrogen replacement (to increase breast milk and mitigate premenstrual syndrome), as a dietary supplement, and to lower blood cholestrol levels.

planting and growing:

    Planting: Alfalfa will completely take over any garden it is planted in. If you decide to plant alfalfa, plant it in a separate location and be very vigilant to remove any alfalfa (including the complete roots) that starts growing in your regular garden.

    Planting: You can grow alfalfa sprouts in a large glass jar. Sprouts do not need sunlight to grow, and therefore can be grown in any room in the house.


Day 94: salmon

    Salmon is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for herring.

    Eat at least one serving of wild Alaskan salmon (especially sockeye) per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat salmon almost every day.

    Salmon should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    You can replace fresh salmon with canned wild salmon up to half of the times you have salmon. King, sockeye, and coho salmon from Alaska are all aceptable canned choices.

    Wild salmon is very high in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon normally eat krill, a source of astaxanthin (a natural carotenoid), the source of the rich red skin color.

    Farm-raised salmon are fed grain and are low in omega-3 fatty acids. The color of thier skin is the result of dyes artificially added after death. Farm-raised salmon are nutritionally very poor. Avoid eating farm-raised salmon.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 95: sesame

    Sesame is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sesame.

    Eat at least one serving of sesame per week, taking in account the season and local availability. In addition to eating sesame seeds, also eat sesame butter and tahini.

    Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds.

    A serving of tahini (about two tablespoons) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 96: avocado

    Avocado is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for avocados.

    Eat at least one serving of avocado per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Persea americana, aslo known as Persea gratissima

    Common name: alligator pear, avocado, butter pear

    French name: avocat

    Family: Lauraceae

origin:

    Origin: Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

nutritional information:

    Avocados are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Avocados are a source of copper.

nutritional value per 100 grams:

    Biotin: Avocados are a good source of biotin. Biotin helps keep skin, nails, and hair healthy. Other good sources of biotin include: chicken eggs, legumes, nuts, and soy beans.

    Avocados are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

selection:

    Avocado has the number two (2) lowest pesticide load of 45 common fruits and vegetables studied in 2006 by the Environmental Working Group [external link] and is therefore a food that can be purchased conventionally-grown when organic isn“t available. The EWA explains, “While washing and rinsing fresh produce may reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”
    According to USDA and FDA tests on commercially grown foods collected between 2000 and 2005, avocado has a 1.4% (percentage) of samples tested with detectable pesticides, a 0.0% (percentage) of samples with two or more pesticides, an 0.0 average number of pesticides found in a sample, an average of 0.001 parts per million of all pesticides found, and 2 different pesticides found in use growing avocado. These toxic pesticides don’t apply to organic foods.

storage:

    Storage: Eat avocado within two days of purchase.

external care:

    Skin care: Avocados contain biotin. Biotin is an essential vitamin for fat and carbohydrate metabolism. A definiency in biotin can lead to dry skin and brittle hair and nails.


Day 97: cantaloupe melon

    Cantaloupe is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cantaloupe melons.

    Eat at least one serving of organic cantaloupe per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cantaloupe melon an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Cantaloupe is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a medium glycemic index (medium G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, melons may be eaten occasionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 98: pasta

    Pasta is sacred to Bast, Aset, and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for pasta.

    Eat at least one serving of pasta two to three times a week. Pasta should be cooked al dente. use organic whole grain pasta, rice noodles, bean thread noodles, mixture of whole wheat and buckwheat noodles, and soba.

    Basil goes well with pasta.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 99: grapefruit

    Grapefruit is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for grapefruits.

    Eat at least two servings of grapefruit per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Eat both white and pink grapefruit.

    Eat grapefruit on days associated with Jupiter.

    Grapefruit is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Grapefruit is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, grapefruit is an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 100: green beans

    Green beans are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for green beans.

    Eat at least one serving of organic green beans per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends green beans as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Green beans are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 101: cloves

    Cloves are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for clove.

    Cloves are associated with the Year of the Monkey.

    Eat ground cloves at least once per week. You may eat clove every day.

    Ground cloves are typically used as a spice or herb.

    Cloves go well with fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 102: chicken eggs

    Chicken eggs are sacred to Nwt and her husband Shu. Honor and thank Nwt and Shu for chicken eggs.

    If you already eat mammals or birds, eat one serving of cage free organic chicken eggs per month, taking in account the season and local availability. If you are already eatign chicken eggs, you may eat cage free organic chicken egss daily, then slowly cut back to once a week, then to once per month, with the eventual goal of completely eliminating them from your diet.

    Chicken eggs are associated with the Year of the Dragon and the Year of the Tiger.

    To avoid a breakfast rut, consider adding chopped vegetables (especially bok choy) or grated zucchini to your eggs.

    Chicken eggs is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The American Diabetes Association recommends chicken eggs as a protein source.

    Spices that go well with chicken eggs include .basil, chervil, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, tarragon, and thyme.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 103: wheat germ

    Wheat germ is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for wheat germ.

    Eat at least one serving of wheat germ at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability, unless you have problems with glutten.

    Wheat is associated with the Year of the Dragon.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 104: lemon

    Lemon is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for lemons.

    Eat at least one serving of lemon per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat lemon on days associated with the Sun (Sonne).

    Lemon is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    According to Ayurveda, lemons are an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Lemon peel goes well with bread and fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 105: lime

    Lime is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for limjes.

    Eat at least one serving of limes per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat lime on days associated with the Sun (Sonne).

    Lime is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    According to Ayurveda, limes are an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 106: nut butters

    Nut butters are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for nut butters.

    Eat nut butters at least once per month. You may eat nut butters several times a week.

    Make sure that the nut butters you obtain do not have any added hydrogenated oils. You can make your own nut butters.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 107: stevia

    Stevia is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for stevia.

    Use stevia as a sweetener. You may use unsulfured organic cane sugar, black strap molasses, local organic honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia as your regular daily sweeteners.

    Stevia is typically used as a sweetener.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 108: almonds

    Almonds, a nut, are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Het Heret (Hathor), Nwt, Satis, Seshat (Sothis), and Anket. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Het Heret, Nwt, Satis, Seshat, and Anket for almonds.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of almonds per week, taking in account the season and local availability. Eat some kind of nut every day. In addition to almonds, also eat almond butter.

    Carry a few almonds in your pocket to bring you luck from Goddess.

    Seshat (Sothis) will grant you wisdom for eating almonds.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Prunus dulcis, also called Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus is sweet almond , also known as Amygdalus communis

    Common name: almond, sweet almond

    Family: Rosaceae (rose)

origin:

    Origin: southwest Asia

nutritional information:

    Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and antioxidants.

    Almonds are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    One ounce of dry roasted almonds without salt has 1.0 milligrams of zinc, which is 6% of the U.S. Recommended Daily Value, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health [external link].

    Soaked almonds are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

    1/4 cup almonds has 164 calories, 14 grams of fat (1 gram of saturated fat, 9 grams monounsaturated fat, and 3.5 grams polyunsaturated fat), 1 gram sugar, 3 grams fiber, and 70 mg of calcium.

preparation:

    You can put a selection of nuts along with a little bit of olive oil into a blender and make fresh nut butter. Nut butter on bread (or in pita pockets) is a healthy “on-the-go” snack.

deities associated with almonds:

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: slightly yang (warm)

    Chinese flavor: slightly bitter

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    Ayurvedic Doshas: for almond seed V- KP+ Pitta increases; Kapha increases; Vata decreases


Day 109: blueberries

    Blueberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for blueberry.

    Eat at least one serving of blueberry per month (daily during peak season), taking in account the season and local availability. Eat fresh organic blueberries during season and eat frozen organic blueberries out of season.

    Eat at least one serving of fresh organic blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries per day, when locally in season.

    The more colorful a blueberry is, the more antioxidants it has produced (as well as other phytonutrients that can help your body heal itself). These antioxidants help prevent cancer and help your body fight off any disease that is forming are has formed in your body.

    A rich blue blueberry is healthier than a pale blueberry.

    Blueberries are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Blueberries are a good source of fiber.

    According to Ayurveda, blueberries are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Blueberries are the number five (5) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic blueberries, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 110: halibut

    Halibut is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for halibut.

    Eat at least one serving of Alaskan halibut per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Halibut should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 111: walnuts

    Walnuts, a nut, are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for walnuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat walnuts at least once a week. Eat some kind of nut every day.

    Eat walnuts on days associated with Jupiter.


Day 112: basil

    Basil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for basil.

    Eat at least one serving of basil per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat basil every day.

    A serving of basil (about 10 tablespoons fresh basil, whole leaves) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    Use basil with tomatoes, pasta, chicken, fish, and shellfish. Basil also goes well with bread, eggs, fish, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 113: amaranth

    Amaranth, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for amaranth.

    Eat at least one serving of amaranth per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Amaranth is a grain from Central America.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    The American Diabetes Association recommends amaranth (or Chinese spinach) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Toast amaranth in a dry skillet until the seeds pop like minature popcorn.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Amaranthus spp.; especially Amaranthus hypochondriacus

    Common name: amaranth, cock’s comb

    Family: Amaranthaceae

nutritional information:

    The American Diabetes Association recommends amaranth (or Chinese spinach) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Amaranth is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

deities associated with amaranth:


Day 114: coconut oil

    Coconut oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for coconut oil.

    Use at least one serving of expeller-expressed, unrefined coconut oil at least once a week. Coconut oil is good for high temperature cooking. Keep coconut oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 115: apricot

    Apricot is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for apricots.

    Eat at least one serving of organic apricot per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Apricots are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Apricots have vitamin A and carotenes, essential nutrients in fighting cancer.

    According to Ayurveda, apricots are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Prunus armeniaca (meaning Armenian plum); also called Armeniaca vulgaris

    Common name: apricot

    Family: Rosaceae (rose)

origin:

    Origin: Uncertain because of prehistoric culitvation. Most likely northern and western China and central Asia. Possibly also Korea and Japan.

nutritional information:

    Eat at least one serving of apricot per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Apricots are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Apricots are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Apricots have vitamin A and carotenes, essential nutrients in fighting cancer.

storage:

    Storage: Eat apricots within a week (seven days) of purchase.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: sweet and slightly sour

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    Ayurvedic Doshas: for apricot seed KV- P+ Pitta increases; Kapha decreases; Vata decreases

    According to Ayurveda, apricots are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.


Day 116: peppermint

    Peppermint is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for peppermint. You may eat peppermint every day.

    Eat at least one serving of fresh peppermint per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Peppermint tea can help a person lose weight when combined with a healthy diet. A peppermint tea fast is a bad idea, no matter how many celebrities try it (Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cote).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 117: asparagus

    Asparagus is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Het Heret (Hathor), and Min. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Het Heret, and Min for asparagus.

    Eat at least one serving of asparagus per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends asparagus as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Asparagus is a good prebiotic.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Asparagus officinalis

    Common name: asparagus, sparrowgrass

    French name: asperge

    Family: Liliaceae (lily)
    Asparagaceae (asparagus) — the modern taxonomy separates the asparagus family from the larger lily family.

origin:

    Origin: Mediterranean.

history:

    History: Asparagus was banned from girls’ schools by 19th century nuns who feared its phallic shape would lead to promiscuity.

nutritional information:

    Asparagus is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Asparagus is a source of protein.

    Asparagus is a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

nutritional value of green asparagus:

    Green asparagus has more nutrients than white asparagus. The darker the color, the more nutrients. White aspargus has more sugar (and is therefore sweeter tasting).

    The American Diabetes Association recommends asparagus as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

selection:

    Asparagus has the number seven (7) lowest pesticide load of 45 common fruits and vegetables studied in 2006 by the Environmental Working Group [external link] and is therefore a food that can be purchased conventionally-grown when organic isn“t available. The EWA explains, “While washing and rinsing fresh produce may reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”
    According to USDA and FDA tests on commercially grown foods collected between 2000 and 2005, asparagus has a 6.7% (percentage) of samples tested with detectable pesticides, a 0.6% (percentage) of samples with two or more pesticides, an 0.1 average number of pesticides found in a sample, an average of 0.026 parts per million of all pesticides found, and 19 different pesticides found in use growing asparagus. These toxic pesticides don’t apply to organic foods.

storage:

    Storage: Eat asparagus within two days of purchase.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: slightly sweet

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    Ayurvedic Doshas: PK- Vo Pitta decreases; Kapha decreases; Vata mixed


Day 118: peppers

    Pepeprs are sacred to Bast and Sekhmet. Honor and thank Bast and Sekhmet for pepeprs.

    Eat at least one serving of peppers per month, taking in account the season and local availability.


Day 119: rose hips

    Rose hips are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rose hips.

    Rose hips are the fruit of the dog rose.

    Eat rose hips at least once per month. Women should eat rose hips or drink rosehip tea daily or more often shortly before, during, and shortly after her period.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 120: yogurt

    Yogurt is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for yogurt.

    If you already eat dairy food, eat one serving of yogurt per month, as well as for several days while recovering from illness.

    If you don’t currently eat dairy foods, do not start eating dairy foods.

    There are soy-based, non-dairy yogurts. Some people have a food reaction to soy and soy products. Do not eat soy or soy products if you are one of these people. If you can eat soy, the recommended level is at least one serving of soy-based yogurt per week. You may eat soy-based yogurt every day.

    While it is a good idea to add fruit to yogurt, you should not use pre-mixed yogurts, where the fruit is pre-blended or on the bottom.

    Add your own chopped fruit (especially sliced bananas), fresh ground flaxseed, green foods powder, whey protein, or raw, unfiltered honey. Note that whey powder should eventually be removed from your diet along with other dairy products.

    You can help cut calories without cutting taste by substituting Greek yogurt for mayonaise as a spread.

    The fats in yogurt dissolve the chemicals in hot pepers that burn your mouth. This is why yogurt is commonly used in India after hot, spicy food.

    Yogurt is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    The American Diabetic Association recommends fat-free yogurt as one of 10 “superfoods” for those with diabetes.

    Yogurt is a good source of probiotics.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 121: raw foods

    At this point you have started introducing healthier foods (especially fruits and vegetables) into your diet.

    The next step is to start switching from cooked and processed foods (even healthy ones) to raw foods. With a few important exceptions, your body gets far more nutrients from raw foods than it does from the same food cooked.

    Your goal should be for at least 30% of your food intake to be raw foods. An increase in salads can help make this easier. You can also use juicing to reach this total, but eventually you will want to have 30% of your diet be raw foods not counting juices.

    At the highest level of the Goddess diet plan, you should have a goal of at least 50% raw foods a day, with a minimum of 30% raw foods.


Day 122: maple syrup

    Maple syrup is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for maple syrup.

    Use maple syrup as a sweetener. You may use unsulfured organic cane sugar, black strap molasses, local organic honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia as your regular daily sweeteners.

    Maple syrup is typically used as a sweetener.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 123: banana

    Banana is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and het Heret for bananas.

    Eat at least one serving of banana per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Bananas are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, bananas are excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Bananas can help reduce the symptoms of GERD an dsettle the stomach.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Bananas are a good prebiotic.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Musa paradisiaca

    Common name: banana

    Family: Musaceae

nutritional information:

    Bananas are a starch-rich food and an important source of carbohydrates.

    Bananas are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Bananas are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

    Bananas are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    According to Ayurveda, bananas are excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cold)

    Chinese flavor: sweet

selection:

    Banana has the number nine (9) lowest pesticide load of 45 common fruits and vegetables studied in 2006 by the Environmental Working Group [external link] and is therefore a food that can be purchased conventionally-grown when organic isn“t available. The EWA explains, “While washing and rinsing fresh produce may reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.”
    According to USDA and FDA tests on commercially grown foods collected between 2000 and 2005, banana has a 41.7% (percentage) of samples tested with detectable pesticides, a 2.0% (percentage) of samples with two or more pesticides, an 0.4 average number of pesticides found in a sample, an average of 0.029 parts per million of all pesticides found, and 7 different pesticides found in use growing bananas. These toxic pesticides don’t apply to organic foods.

storage:

    Storage: Eat bananas within two days of purchase.

preparation:

    Sprinkle cinnamon on bananas (especially if you sauté your bananas).

deities associated with banana:


Day 124: herring

    Herring is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for herring.

    Eat at least one serving of herring per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    A serving of herring (about one five ounce fillet) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    Herring should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 125: beets

    Beets are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for beets.

    Eat at least one serving of beets per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends beets as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Caraway goes well with cooked beets.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Beta vulgaris

    Common name: beet, red beet, sugar beet

    French name: betterave

origin:

    Origin: Southern Europe.

nutritional information:

    The American Diabetes Association recommends beets as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Beets are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Beets will make your urine and feces red or red-tinged.

    Beetroot is a food that helps nourish the kidneys.

    Beet roots are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: neutral

storage:

    Storage: Beets can be safely stored for more than a week.


Day 126: chicory

    Chicory is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for chicory.

    Scientific and botanical name: Cichorium intybus

    Eat at least one serving of chicory leaves per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat at least one serving of chicory root per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat at least one serving of chicory flower per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Chicory leaf is also used as a spice or herb. As a spice or herb, you may use chicory every day.

    Chicory is an edible flower. Consider using chicory flower in salads and as a garnish. Chicory buds can be pickled.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends chicory as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Chicory is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 127: bran

    Bran is sacred to Bast, Nepit’s husband Neper, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Nepit, Neper, and Renenutet for bran.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Add bran to your diet.


Day 128: carrot

    Carrot is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for carrots.

    Eat at least one serving of carrot per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Epona, the Celtic Goddess of horses, was later adopted as aa Roman Goddess. Outside of Gaul, Epona was often depicted in the Imperial pose, holding apples, carrots, and oats in her lap.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends carrots as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Carrot is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Carrots have a high glycemic index (between 80% and 100%).

    Carrots have vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein, fiber, calcium, and magnesium that help prevent cancer by antioxidant function and immune enhancement.

    Carrots have vitamin A and carotenes, essential nutrients in fighting cancer.

    Carrot tops have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Caraway goes well with cooked carrots.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 129: celery

    Celery is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for celery.

    Eat at least one serving of organic celery per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends celery as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Celery is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Reason to choose organic:
    Celery is the number one (1) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic celery, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 130: cabbage

    Cabbage is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for cabbage.

    Cabbage is associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable.

    Eat at least one serving of cabbage per month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat fermented cabbage once a week or more.

    Fermented cabbage is better than raw cabbage and raw cabbage is better than cooked cabbage.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends cabbage (especially green cabbage) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends coleslaw (no dressing) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Cabbage is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Cabbage has indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    The healthiest form of cabbage is sauerkraut.

    Kimchi and sauerkraut are good sources of probiotics.

    Caraway goes well with cooked cabbage.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 131: chamomile tea and chamomile flower

    Chamomile flower and chamomile tea is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chamomile.

    Scientific and botanical name: Chamaemelum nobile

    Drink chamomile tea at least once per month. You may drink chamomile tea every day.

    Chamomile tea helps calm the nerves, reduce stress, and is a traditional sleep remedy. Chamomile also is a good source of calcium and magnesium.

    Nobody in history has ever died of an overdose of chamomile tea.

    Chamomile is an edible flower. Consider using chamomile in salads and as a garnish. Chamomile has a faint apple-like flavor.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 132: eggplant

    Eggplant is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for eggplant.

    Eat at least one serving of eggplant per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends eggplant as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Eggplant is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Eggplant is a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 133: horseradish

    Horseradish is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for horseradish.

    Eat horseradish at least once per week. You may eat horseradish every day.

    Horseradish is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 134: figs

    Figs are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for figs.

    Eat at least one serving of figs per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    A one cup serving of figs (about eight dried figs) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    Figs are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Figs are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, raw or soaked figs are an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 135: chicken

    Chicken is sacred to Nwt and her husband Shu. Honor and thank Nwt and Shu for chicken.

    Chickens, a native of the jungles of India, are associated with the Year of the Dragon and the Year of the Tiger.

    If you already eat birds or mammals, eat one serving of chicken per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    If you don’t currently eat meat, do not start eating meat.

    Chicken is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Basil goes well with chicken.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 136: goat’s cheese

    Goat cheese is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for goat’s cheese.

    If you currently eat dairy products, eat at least one serving of goat’s cheese per month, taking in account the season and local availability. If you do not currently eat dairy foods, don’t add this item to your diet.

    Goat’s cheese is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 137: goat milk

    Goat milk is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for goat’s milk.

    If you currently eat dairy products, eat at least one serving of goat milk per month, taking in account the season and local availability. If you do not currently eat dairy foods, don’t add this item to your diet.

    Goat milk is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 138: grapes

    Grapes are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for grapes.

    Eat at least one serving of organic grapes per week, taking in account the season and local availability. Only eat organic grapes.

    Eat a good mixture of purple grapes, green grapes, and black grapes, with an emphasis on purple grapes. At least once a year, also eat amber/yellow, crimson, pink, and Concord grapes.

    Grapes are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Grapes are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, grapes are an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Imported grapes are the number twelve (12) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic imported grapes, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 139: mustard seed

    Mustard seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mustard.

    Eat mustard at least once per week. You may eat mustard every day.

    Mustard seed is ground and used as a spice or used as the primary ingredient in prepared mustards.

    French prepared mustard get their flavor from wine or vinegar. Dijon mustard, named for the French city of its origin, gets its distinctive flavor from a combination of red and white wine.

    English mustard, usually in powdered form, is extremely spicy. Add cold water and a little honey or agave.

    German mustard is typically sweeter and less acidic than other prepared mustards, commonly including apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and beer.

    American mustard is made from a mild white mustard seed and gets its bright yellow from tumeric.

    Mustard goes well with fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 140: cottage cheese

    Cottage cheese is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for cottage cheese.

    If you already eat dairy foods, eat one serving of cottage cheese per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    If you don’t currently eat dairy foods, do not start eating dairy foods.

    Cottage cheese is a good source of probiotics.

    Cottage cheese is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 141: raisins

    Raisins are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for raisins.

    Eat at least one serving of organic raisins per month, taking in account local availability. Only eat organic raisins.

    Raisins are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Raisins are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a medium glycemic index (G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, most dried fruit should be avoided during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 142: oyster

    Oyster is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for oysters.

    Eat at least one serving of oysters per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Oysters are a kind of mollusk.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 143: cayenne

    Cayenne is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cayenne.

    Eat Cayenne at least once per week. You may eat cayenne every day.

    Cayenne is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Cayenne goes well with dried beans and fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 144: kiwi

    Kiwi is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for kiwi fruit.

    Eat at least one serving of kiwi per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Kiwifruit is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Kiwi is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 145: nectarine

    Nectarine is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for nectarines.

    Eat at least one serving of nectarine per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Nectarines are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Reason to choose organic:
    Nectarines are the number six (6) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic nectarines, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 146: peaches

    Peach is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for peaches.

    Eat at least one serving of organic peaches per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Peaches are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Peaches are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, peaches are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Peaches are the number two (2) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic peaches, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 147: pears

    Pear is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for pears.

    Eat at least one serving of organic pears per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Pears are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Pears are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Pears are a good source of fiber.

    According to Ayurveda, pears are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 148: licorice root

    Licorice root is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for licorice.

    Eat licorice at least once per week. You may eat licorice every day.

    Licorice root is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 149: onion

    Onion is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for onions.

    Eat at least one serving of onion per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Onions were a common gift offered to the Neteru (Goddesses) of Kemet (ancient Egypt).

    The American Diabetes Association recommends onions as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Onion is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Onions are a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 150: clam

    Clam is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for clams.

    Eat at least one serving of clams per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Clams are a kind of mollusk.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 151: barley

    Barley, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Nepit’s husband Neper, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Neper, and Renenutet for barley.

    Eat at least one serving of whole grain barley per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Persons with celiac disease (glutten-intolerant) should avoid wheat, rye, and barley.

    Dr. Hagiwara claims that the green juice from the young leaves of barley greass is the most active phytonutrient-rich food in the world.

    Barley is a good source of protein.

    Barley is a food that helps nourish the kidneys.

    Whole grain barley is an important source of dietary fiber.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Barley is a good prebiotic.

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: pearl barley is yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: pearl barley is bland and slightly sweet

deities associated with barley:

    Asar (or Osiris) is the original god of barley brewing. The Roman god Bacchus and the Greek god Dionysus inherited this role in the Greco-Roman world.


Day 152: tangerine

    Tangerine is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for tangerines.

    Eat at least one serving of tangerines per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Tangerines are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Tangerines are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 153: sweet bell peppers

    Sweet bell pepper is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for sweet bell peppers.

    Eat at least two servings of organic or hot house sweet bell peppers per month (at least one of which is orange bell pepper), taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends peppers as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Sweet bell peppers are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Peppers have vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoids, lutein, fiber, calcium, and magnesium that help prevent cancer by antioxidant function and immune enhancement.

    Bell peppers have vitamin A, carotenes, and vitamin C, essential nutrients in fighting cancer.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Bell peppers are the number seven (7) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic bell peppers, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    You can substitute red peppers for pepperoni on pizzas.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 154: potato

    Potato is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for potatoes.

    Eat at least one serving of potatoes per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends potato as a starchy vegetable.

    Potatoes are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Instant potato and microwaved potato have a high glycemic index (greater than 100%).

    Reason to choose organic:
    Potatoes are the number eleven (1a) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic potatoes, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    Caraway goes well with cooked potatoes.

    Spices that go well with potaot include .basil, caraway, celery seed, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsely, poppy seed, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 155: aloe vera juice

    Aloe vera is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for aloe vera juice.

    Drink or eat aloe vera juice at least once per week. You may drink or eat aloe vera juice every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 156: prune

    Prunes are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for prunes.

    Eat at least one serving of prunes per month, taking in account local availability.

    Prues are dried plums. Prunes are made from selected prune plum varieties that are very high in sugar and can be dried without fermenting while still containing the plum pit.

    According to Ayurveda, raw or soaked prunes are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 157: trout

    Trout is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for trout.

    Eat at least one serving of trout (especially rainbow trout) per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Trout should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 158: cranberry

    Cranberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cranberries.

    Eat at least one serving of cranberries per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cranberries should not be used often unless you need a strong diaretic.

    Cranberry juice helps prevent urinary problems, especially bacterial infections.

    According to Ayurveda, cranberries may be eaten occasionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Cranberries have moderate levels of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese (an essential mineral), as well as other essential micronutrients.

    Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, beneficial to the cardiovascular system and immune system and having anti-cancer properties.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Primarily Vaccinium macrocarpon, but also Vaccinium erythrocarpum, Vaccinium microcarpum, and Vaccinium oxycoccos
    Obsolete botanical names:
        Oxycoccos erythrocarpus = Vaccinium erythrocarpum
        Oxycoccos macrocarpus = Vaccinium macrocarpon
        Oxycoccos microcarpus = Vaccinium microcarpum
        Oxycoccos palustris = Vaccinium oxycoccos

    Common name: cranberry
        Vaccinium erythrocarpum: southern mountain cranberry
        Vaccinium macrocarpus: American cranberry, bearberry, large cranberry
        Vaccinium microcarpum: small cranberry
        Vaccinium oxycoccos: common cranberry, northern cranberry
    Canadian name: cranberry, mossberry
    English name: fenberry (named for fens or marshes)
    native American name: sassamanash

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

    The word cranberry originally started as crane berry, because early European settlers to North America thought the flower and associated parts looked similar to the head and neck of a crane.

    Family: Ericaceae (heath or heather family)

    Kind: Evergreen Dwarf Shrub or Trailing Vines.

    Habitat: acidic bogs in Northern hemisphere

    Height: 5 to 20 centimeters tall
    Spread: up to 2 meters long
    Leaf: small evergreen leaf
    Pollination: honey bees
    Flower: dark pink with reflexed petals
    Fruit: cranberry; starts as small white berry, but grows to a dark red berry that is larger than the leaves
    Fruiting Time: late September to early October

origin:

    Origin: Northern hemisphere, including northern North America, northern Europe, and northern Asia

    Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other U.S. state.

part used:

    Part Used: Berry.

nutritional information:

    Cranberries have moderate levels of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese (an essential mineral), as well as other essential micronutrients.

    Cranberry juice helps prevent urinary problems, especially bacterial infections.

    Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, beneficial to the cardiovascular system and immune system and having anti-cancer properties.

nutritional value per 100 grams (raw cranberries):

storage:

    Fresh cranberries can be frozen for up to nine months.

preparation:

    Top oatmeal with dried cranberries. Helps gum health and detoxes kidneys. Helps protect against bladder infections. 1/4 cup of dried cranberries has 92 calories, 0 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fiber.

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Western element (as juice): water

    Western element (as berry): fire

    Magickal uses of cranberry juice: protection

ritual uses:

    Ritual uses of cranberry juice: Sacred to Marjatta

    Ritual uses of cranberries and cranberry juice: Yule or Winter Solstice

deities associated with cranberry:

cautions and contraindications:

    Cautions and contraindications: Safe for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Those with family or individual history of calcium-oxalate kidney stones should avoid long term use of cranberry supplements.

planting and growing:

    Plants in the ericaceae (heath or heather) family, such as the cranberry, are calcifuge, that is they dont like lime, and grow best in acidic soil.


Day 159: radish

    Radish is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for radishes.

    Eat at least one serving of radishes per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends radishes as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Radishes are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Radishes have indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 160: pumpkin seeds

    Pumpkin seed is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for pumpkin seeds.

    Eat at least one serving of pumpkin seeds per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    A serving of pumkin seeds (about a half a cup) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    Pumpkin seeds are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 161: agave

    Agave is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for agave.

    Use agave as a sweetener. You may use unsulfured organic cane sugar, black strap molasses, local organic honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia as your regular daily sweeteners.

    Agave is typically used as a sweetener.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 162: wild rice

    Wild rice, a pseudo-grain, is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for wild rice.

    Eat at least one serving of wild rice per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Wild rice is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).


Day 163: brown rice

    Brown rice, a grain, is sacred to Bast and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast and Renenutet for brown rice.

    Eat at least one serving of brown rice per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat white rice only on rare occasions. White rice is strongly discouraged.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Brown rice is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Puffed rice, instant rice, and puffed rice cakes have a high glycemic index (greater than 100%). White rice and brown rice have a high glycemic index (between 80% and 100%).

    Whole grain brown rice includes the endosperm (starch), bran (fiber), and whole germ (most nutrients). White rice has only the polished starchy intereor endosperm.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 164: winter squash

    Winter squash is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for winter squashes.

    Eat at least one serving of organic winter squash per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends squash (including cushaw squash) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends acorn squash and butternut squash (both winter squashes) as a starchy vegetable.

    Winter squash is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Caraway goes well with cooked winter squash.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 165: summer squash

    Summer squash is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for summer squashes.

    Eat at least one serving of summer squash per month during hot weather, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends summer squash (including crockneck and zucchini) as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Summer squash is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 166: black pepper

    Black pepper is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black pepper.

    Eat black pepper at least once per week. You may eat black pepper every day.

    Black pepper is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Pepper goes well with dried beans and chicken eggs.

    White pepper is usually used as a substitute for black pepper when black pepper would discolor a light-colored or white dish..

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 167: soybean

    Soybean is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for soybeans.

    Eat at least one serving of soybeans per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat soy or soy products every day.

    Some people have a food reaction to soy and soy products. Do not eat soy or soy products if you are one of these people.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends soy-based fake meat products (such as vegie burgers) as a protein source.

    Soybeans an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Soy beans are healthier than soy bean products. Soy-based fake meat products are healthier than real meat. Soy-based meat prodcuts should be used to transition away from meat and may be used on rare occasions.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Soy beans are a good prebiotic.

    Tofu ice cream has a high glycemic index (greater than 100%).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 168: soy cheese

    Soy cheese is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for soy cheese.

    Eat at least one serving of soy cheese per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Some people have a food reaction to soy and soy products. Do not eat soy or soy products if you are one of these people.

    Soy cheese is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 169: plant milk

    Plant milk is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for plant milks.

    Eat at least one serving of plant milk per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The recommended plant milk is hemp seed milk. Other good alternatives are soy milk, almond milk, and rice milk.

    Soy milk is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Some people have a food reaction to soy and soy products. Do not eat soy or soy products if you are one of these people.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 170: cherries

    Cherry is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for cherries.

    Eat at least one serving of organic cherries per month (daily during peak season), taking in account the season and local availability. Cherries should be eaten occasionally.

    Eat cherries on days associated with Venus.

    Cherry is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Cherries are a low Glycemic Index (low GI) food, appropriate for diabetics.

    Cherries are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Cherries are a good prebiotic.

    According to Ayurveda, cherries are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Cherries are the number ten (10) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic cherries, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 171: sea bass

    Sea bass is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for sea bass.

    Eat at least one serving of sea bass per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sea bass should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 172: turnips

    Turnip roots are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for turnips.

    Eat at least one serving of turnip root (better known as just turnips) per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Turnips have indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    Caraway goes well with cooked turnips.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 173: nutmeg

    Nutmeg is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for nutmeg.

    Eat nutmeg at least once per week. You may eat nutmeg every day.

    Nutmeg is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 174: pinto bean

    Pinto beans is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for pinto beans.

    Eat at least one serving of pinto bean per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    A serving of pinto beans (about half a cup, dried) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends pinto beans as a protein source.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 175: leeks

    Leeks are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for leeks.

    Eat at least one serving of leeks per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    A serving of leeks (one cup, raw) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends leeks as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Leeks are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Leeks are a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 176: globe artichoke

    Artichoke is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for globe artichokes.

    Eat at least one serving of globe artichoke per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends artichoke and artichoke hearts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    A serving of artichokes (about one medium artichoke) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    Artichokes are a good source of fiber.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Cynara cardunculus, also called Cynara scolymus

    Common name: artichoke, globe artichoke

    French name: artichaut
    Italian name: articiocco

    Family: Asteraceae (aster, daisy, or sunflower family)

    Kind: Perennial Thistle.

    Height: 1-1/2 to 2 meters tall

origin:

    Origin: southern Europe, Mediterranean, Sicily, Egypt, Canary Islands. Possibly orignally from the Maghreb in North Africa (artichokes still grow wild there)

history:

    History: The Greeks grew artichokes in Sicily. The Greeks called globe artichokes kaktos.

    History: Globe artichoke seeds discovered in excavation of Mons Claudianus in Egypt, from the Roman period. The Romans called artichokes carduus.

    History: Globe artichokes were grown in the Maghreb of North Africa by the Muslims. The Arabs called globe artichokes Ardi-Shoki, meaning “ground thorny”. The later Arabic name al-kharshuf was the source of the plant name in most European languages.

    History: Globe artichokes were grown in Naples by the middle 9th century.

nutritional information:

    Artichokes are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Artichokes are a source of protein.

    Artichokes help keep the liver clean and healthy.

    Artichokes are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

nutritional value per 100 grams:

    The American Diabetes Association recommends artichoke and artichoke hearts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

storage:

    Storage: Eat artichokes within two days of purchase.

deities associated with artichoke:

    Myth: Jupiter (or Zeus) fell in love with Cynara, a beautiful girl with ash blonde hair. Cynaraa rejected Jupiter (or Zeus), so he turned her into the first artichoke (which had the Roman name Cynara, leading to the modern botanical name Cynara scolymus).


Day 177: albacore tuna

    Albacore tuna is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for albacore tuna.

    Eat at least one serving of troll- or pole-caught albacore tuna per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Albacore tuna should be wild caught, never farm raised. Choose troll- or pole-caught albacore tuna from the United States or British Columbia.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 178: açai berry

    Açai berry is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for açai berries.

    Eat at least one serving açai berries at least once per week. You may eat açai berries every day. You may meet half of this requirement with açai berry juice.

    Because açai is an extremely fragile fruit, outside of Brazil it is typically distributed as açai pulp.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 179: molasses

    Molasses is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for blackstrap molasses.

    Eat at least three servings of blackstrap molasses per week.

    Use black strap molasses as a sweetener. You may use unsulfured organic cane sugar, black strap molasses, local organic honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia as your regular daily sweeteners.

    A serving of molasses (about one tablespoon) is an important part of prenatal diet care for pregnant women.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 180: sunflower seeds

    Sunflower seeds are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sunflower seeds.

    Eat at least one serving of sunflower seeds per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sunflower seeds are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Sunflower seed kernels are an important source of dietary fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 181: cocoa and dark chocolate

    Cocoa (the source of chocolate) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cocoa and chocolate.

    Eat cocoa or dark chocolate at least once per month. You may eat dark chocolate (at least 70%) often. Women may eat up to 100 calories of dark chocolate per day.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Dark chocolate is a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 182: raw cacao

    Raw cacao is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cacao beans.

    Eat raw cacao at least once per month. You may eat raw cacao more often.

    Raw cacao beans are the source of cocoa powder, which is used to make chocolate. In the Dutch method, raw cacao beans are scorched at temperatures of up to 150°C and doused with solvents, resulting in cocoa.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 183: chili pepper

    Chili pepper is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chili pepper.

    Eat Chili pepper at least once per week. You may eat chili pepper every day.

    Powdered chili pepper is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Chili goes well with dried beans and corn.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 184: kefir

    Kefir is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for kefir.

    Drink at least one serving of kefir at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    If you do not currently eat dairy foods, do not start drinking kefir, unless you currently eat any animals, in which case it is important to drink at least one serving of kefir a week as long as you continue to eat land animals. You may consider drinking kefir to counterbalance eating fish and seafood.

    Kefir is a good source of probiotics.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 185: blue-green algae

    Wild blue-green algae (BGA) is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for wild blue-green algae.

    Eat at least one serving of wild blue-green algae (BGA) at least once a week. You may eat wild blue-green algae every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 186: coconut water

    Coconut water is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for coconut water.

    Drink at least one serving of coconut water at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may drink coconut water every day.

    Drink coconut water instead of commerical energy drinks during particularly heavy work-outs, exercise, or physical labor..

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 187: hot peppers

    Hot peppers are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hot peppers.

    Eat at least one serving of hot peppers at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat hot peppers every day.

    Note that different people have different tolerances for hot peppers, and what may be a very mild pepper to one person may be an extremely hot pepper to another.

    Make sure that you pick a hot pepper that is an appropriate range for your body. I personally find peppercini to be hot (don’t laugh), while I know people who find the jalape’o pepper to be rather mild. The important thing is to find a hot pepper that gets your heart pumped up and that you can feel Goddess blessings pumping through your blood stream.

    Both alcohol (beer) and fat (yogurt) produce a chemical reaction that helps dissolve the hotness in your moth after eating hot peppers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 188: spelt

    Spelt, a grain, is sacred to Bast and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast and Renenutet for spelt.

    Eat at least one serving of spelt at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Spelt is an ancient grain.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 189: brewer’s yeast

    Brewer’s yeast is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for brewer’s yeast.

    Eat at least one serving of brewer’s yeast at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 190: lentils

    Lentils are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lentils.

    Eat at least one serving of lentils per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends lentils as a protein source.

    Lentils are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Lentils are an important source of dietary fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 191: arame

    Arame is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for arame.

    Eat at least one serving of arame seaweed per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Arame is also called sea oak.

    Many Americans aren’t used to seaweeds as a normal part of their diet (other than as a wrapping for sushi). and think that seaweeds will taste yucky. Arame looks like little black threads (turns dark brown when cooked) and has a sweet, mild taste. Arame is great for adding raw to salads and soups, as well as sautéeing with root vegetables or tofu.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 192: shitake mushroom

    Shitake mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for shitake mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked shitake mushrooms per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat shitake mushrooms daily.

    Many Americans aren’t used to eating a lot of mushrooms, other than white or brown “button” mushrooms. Shitake is one of the more popular mushrooms in Asain countries. Shitake is fairly large and available both fresh and dried. Soak dried Shitake before cooking. Cut off and discard the hard stems before cooking. Shitake can be sautéed for as a burger patty or stuffed with vegetables. Shitake can be cut into pieces and added to a salad, soup, or side dish.

    Shitake mushrooms contain phytochemicals that enhance immune functions.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 193: almond oil

    Almond oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Het Heret (Hathor), Nwt, Satis, Seshat (Sothis), Amon-Ra, and Anket. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Het Heret, Nwt, Satis, Seshat, Amon-Ra, and Anket for almond oil.

    Use almond oil at least once a month. Keep almond oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 194: dill leaf

    Dill leaf is sacred to Bast and Djehuti. Honor and thank Bast and Djehuti for dill.

    Eat fresh dill at least once per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat fresh dill every day.

    Eat dill leaf on days associated with Mercury.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 195: royal jelly

    Royal jelly, a bee product, is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for royal jelly.

    Eat at least one serving of royal jelly at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Royal jelly is a bee product.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 196: burdock root

    Burdock root is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for burdock root.

    Eat at least one serving of burdock root per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Burdock root is highly recommended in the Macrobiotic Diet.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: can be any of Arctium spp., but especially Arctium lappa (edible burdock, greater burdock, or lappa burdock)

    Common name: burdock root, edible burdock, greater burdock, lappa burdock
    Japanese name: gobo
    Korean name: ueong
    Portuguese name: bardana

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

    Family: Asteraceae [formerly called Compositae] (aster, daisy, or sunflower family)

origin:

    Origin: most of Asia and Europe

nutritional information:

    Burdock root is highly recommended in the Macrobiotic Diet.

    [Burdock root] Is an excellent blood purifier and cleanser; aids in healing skin blemishes, arthritis & rheumatism; promotes healthy kidney function.

—courtesy of Austin Nutritional research

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Gender: feminine (traditional western European magickal gender)

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: pungent and bitter

Ayurvedic herbalism:

    Ayurvedic Doshas: PK- V+ Pitta decreases; Kapha decreases; Vata increases.

cautions and contraindications:

    Cautions and contraindications: Burdock is believed to be safe.


Day 197: chestnuts

    Chestnuts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for chestnuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of chestnuts per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Chestnuts are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 198: broccoli sprouts

    Broccoli sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for broccoli sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of broccoli sprouts at least twice a month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat broccoli sprouts almost every day.

    Toss broccoli sprouts into salads. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because broccoli sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 199: whey protein

    Whey protein is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for whey protein.

    Eat at least a few servings of whey protein at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cut back or eliminate dairy products from your diet. If you do not currently eat milk or dairy products, do not start whey protein, but if you currently eat meat or dairy, use whey protein as part of your process of abandoning meat.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 200: green peas

    Green peas are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for green peas.

    Peas are associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of green peas per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends dried green peas (including split peas) as a protein source. The American Diabetes Association recommends pea pods as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends green peas as a starchy vegetable.

    Peas are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Peas and split peas are a good source of fiber.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Peas are a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 201: boysenberry

    Boysenberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for boysenberries.

    Eat at least one serving of boysenberries at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 202: scallops

    Scallops is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for scallops.

    Eat at least one serving of scallops per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 203: hijiki

    Hijiki is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for hijiki.

    Eat at least one serving of hijiki seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    You can marinate hijiki in seseame seed oil to create a quick salad.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 204: brown mushroom

    Brown mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for brown mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked brown mushrooms per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 205: sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for sunflower oil.

    Use organic, expeller pressed, high-oleic sunflower oil at least once a month. Keep sunflower oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 206: rose

    Rose is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rose.

    Scientific and botanical name: Rosa rugosa or Rosa gallica officinalis

    Eat rose at least once per week. You may eat rose every day.

    Rose is an edible flower. Consider using rose in salads and as a garnish. Rose is often used as an herb or garnish or to make rose water. Always remove the bitter white portions of the petals. The stronger the fragrance, the stronger the flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 207: buckwheat or kasha

    Buckwheat (also known as kasha), a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for buckwheat.

    Eat at least one serving of buckwheat per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Hulled buckwheat kernels are called groats.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Buckwheat is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 208: bee pollen

    Bee pollen is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for bee pollen.

    Eat at least one serving of bee pollen at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat bee pollen every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 209: garbanzo beans or chickpeas

    Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chickpeaas.

    Eat at least one serving of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 210: macadamia nuts

    Macadamia, a nut, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for macadamia nuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of macadamia nuts at least once a week. Eat some kind of nut every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 211: mustard sprouts

    Mustard sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mustard sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of mustard sprouts at least twice a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Toss mustard sprouts into salads. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because mustard sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 212: watermelon

    Watermelon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for watermelons.

    Eat at least one serving of watermelon per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Watermelon is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Watermelon is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a medium glycemic index (G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, melons may be eaten occasionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 213: crustacea

    Crustacea are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for crustacea.

    Eat at least two servings of crustacea per month, taking in account the season and local availability. The recommended crusacea re crawfish, lobster, prawns, and shrimp.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 214: kombu

    Kombu is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for kombu.

    Eat at least one serving of kombu seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 215: white mushroom

    White mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for white mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked white mushrooms per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 216: safflower oil

    Safflower oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for safflower oil.

    Use organic, expeller pressed, high-oleic safflower oil at least once a month. Keep safflower oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 217: paprika

    Paprika is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for paprika.

    Eat paprika at least once per week. You may eat paprika every day.

    Paprika is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Paprika goes well with chicken eggs and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 218: propolis

    Propolis, a bee product, is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for propolis.

    Eat at least one serving of propolis at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Propolis is a bee product.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 219: couscous

    Couscous, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset, Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for couscous.

    Eat at least one serving of couscous at least twice a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Couscous is a grain.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 220: radish sprouts

    Radish sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for radish sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of radish sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Radish sprouts are spicy.

    Toss radish sprouts into salads. Radish sprouts can be used in coleslaw. Radish sprouts can be used in wraps and roll-ups. Stir-fry radish sprouts with other vegetables. Mix radish sprouts with soft cheeses, tofu, yogurt, or kefir to make a dip. Place radish sprouts on top of omelets or scrambled eggs. Add radish sprouts to sushi. Sauté radish sprouts with onions. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because radish sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 221: noni fruit

    Noni fruit is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for noni.

    Eat at least one serving of noni at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Noni juice is one of the better options for your fruit juice requirements.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 222: mollusks

    Mullusks are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for mollusks.

    Eat at least two servings of mollusks per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Some of the mollusks to eat include clams, mussles, scallops, and oysters..

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 223: nekombu

    Nekombu is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for nekombu.

    Eat at least one serving of nekombu seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Nekombu is the root of kombu.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 224: enoki mushroom

    Enoki mushroom (also known as enokitake mushroom or enokidake mushroom) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for enoki mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked enoki mushrooms per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat enoki mushrooms daily.

    Enoki mushrooms contain phytochemicals that enhance immune functions.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 225: hazelnut oil

    Hazelnut oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra for hazelnut oil.

    Use hazelnut oil at least once a month. Keep hazelnut oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 226: marjoram

    Marjoram is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for marjoram.

    Eat fresh marjoram at least once per week. You may eat marjoram every day.

    Marjoram is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Marjoram goes well with corn, fish, potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 227: Brazil nuts

    Brazil nuts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for Brazil nuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of Brazil nuts at least once a week. Eat some kind of nut every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 228: onion sprouts

    Onion sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for onion sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of onion sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Onion sprouts are spicy.

    Toss onion sprouts into salads. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because onion sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 229: olive

    Olive is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for olives.

    Eat at least one serving of olives per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Olives are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 230: dates

    Date is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for dates.

    Eat at least one serving of madjool dates per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Dates are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a medium glycemic index (medium G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, raw or soaked dates are an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 231: white fleshed fish

    White fleshed fish are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for white fleshed fish.

    Eat at least one serving of white fleshed fish per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Some recommended white fleshed fish are cod, flounder, halibut, orange roughy, pollack, and rockfish.

    White fleshed-fish should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 232: kelp

    Kelp is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for kelp.

    Eat at least one serving of kelp seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Kelp helps regulate the thyroid, which helps in losing weight.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 233: oyster mushroom

    Oyster mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for oyster mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked oyster mushrooms per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat oyster mushrooms daily.

    Oyster mushrooms contain phytochemicals that enhance immune functions.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 234: dried red pepper

    Dried red peppers are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for red peppers.

    Eat at least one serving of dried red pepper at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat dried red pepper every day.

    Dried red pepper is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 235: sauerkraut

    Sauerkraut is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sauerkraut.

    Cabbage is associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of sauerkraut at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat a little sauerkraut daily.

    Sauerkraut and kimchi are forms of fermented cabbage.

    Sauerkraut is Germanic origin.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 236: cabbage sprouts

    Cabbage sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cabbage sprouts.

    Cabbage is associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of cabbage sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Toss cabbage sprouts into salads. Cabbage sprouts can be used in coleslaw. Blend cabbage sprouts with vegetable juices. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because cabbage sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 237: goji or wolfberry

    Goji berry (or wolfberry) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for goji.

    Eat at least one serving of goji per week, taking in account the season and local availability. Goji berries are usually eaten as a dried fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 238: mackerel

    Mackerel is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for mackerel.

    Eat at least one serving of mackerel per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mackerel should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 239: wakame

    Wakame is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for wakame.

    Eat at least one serving of wakame seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    You can add wakame to soups.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 240: tree ear mushroom

    Tree ear mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for tree ear mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked tree ear mushrooms per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat tree ear mushrooms daily.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 241: lemon balm

    Lemon balm is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lemon balm.

    Eat fresh lemon balm at least twice per month. You may eat lemon balm every day.

    Lemon balm is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Lemon balm is a traditional remedy for stress and anxiety.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 242: clover sprouts

    Clover sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for clover sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of clover sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Toss clover sprouts into salads. Clover sprouts can be used in coleslaw. Stir-fry clover sprouts with other vegetables. Place clover sprouts on top of omelets or scrambled eggs. Sauté clover sprouts with onions. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because clover sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 243: honeydew melon

    Honeydew melon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for honeydew melons.

    Eat at least one serving of honeydew melon per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Honeydew melons are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a medium glycemic index (G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, melons may be eaten ocassionally during a diet reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 244: sardine

    Sardine is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for sardines.

    Eat at least one serving of sardines per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sardine should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 245: mekabu

    Mekabu is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for mekabu.

    Eat at least one serving of mekabu seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mekabu is the flowering sprout of wakame.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 246: portobello mushroom

    Portobello mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for portobello mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked portobello mushrooms per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Eat portobello mushrooms less often than other mushrooms.

    You can cut calories and cholesterol in a tasty manner by substituting portobello mushrooms for beef.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 247: sage

    Culinary sage (not to be confused with ceremonial sage) is sacred to Bast and Artemis. Honor and thank Bast for sage.

    Eat fresh culinary sage at least once per month. Sage should not be eaten in large amounts over a long period of time.

    Culinary sage is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Culinary sage goes well with dried beans, bread, chicken eggs, and fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 248: hazelnuts

    Hazelnuts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for hazelnuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of hazelnuts per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 249: sunflower sprouts

    Sunflower sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sunflower sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of sunflower sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Toss sunflower sprouts into salads. Sunflower sprouts can be used in wraps and roll-ups. Add sunflower sprouts to sushi. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because sunflower sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 250: turnip greens

    Turnip greens are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for turnips.

    Eat at least one serving of turnip greens per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends turnip greens as a non-starchy vegetable. The American Diabetes Association recommends turnip as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Turnips have indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    Turnip greens have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Turnip greens are an important source of dietary fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 251: papaya

    Papaya is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for papaya.

    Eat at least one serving of papaya per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Red-flshed papaya is preferred.

    Papaya is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Papaya is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Papaya has vitamin C, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    According to Ayurveda, papaya is an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 252: alaria

    Alaria is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for alaria.

    Eat at least one serving of alaria seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 253: crimini mushroom

    Crimini mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for crimini mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked crimini mushrooms per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Eat crimini mushrooms less often than other mushrooms.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 254: cane sugar

    Unsulfured organic cane sugar is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cane sugar.

    Use unsulfured organic cane sugar as a sweetener. You may use unsulfured organic cane sugar, black strap molasses, local organic honey, pure maple syrup, and stevia as your regular daily sweeteners.

    Unsulfured organic cane sugar is typically used as a sweetener.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 255: pine nut

    Pine nuts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for pine nuts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of pine nuts per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Pine nuts are also known as pinons.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 256: lentil sprouts

    Lentil sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lentil sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of lentil sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Toss lentil sprouts into salads. Stir-fry lentil sprouts with other vegetables. Blend lentil sprouts with vegetable juices. Stir lentil sprouts into soups or stews when serving (after cooking). Combine lentil sprouts in oat, barley, or buckwheat dishes. Puree lentil sprouts with dried peas or beans. Add lentil sprouts to baked beans. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because lentil sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 257: coconut

    Coconut is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for coconuts.

    Eat at least one serving of coconut at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 258: pineapple

    Pineapple is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pineapples.

    Eat at least one serving of pineapple per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Pineapple is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Pineapple is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a medium glycemic index (G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, pineapple is an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 259: nori

    Nori is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for nori.

    Eat at least one serving of nori seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Nori is also called sloke or laver.

    You can grate nori on popcorn and eggs.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 260: maitake mushroom

    Maitaki mushroom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for maitake mushrooms.

    Another mushroom Goddess is Brigid (Celtic).

    Eat at least one serving of cooked maitaki mushrooms per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat maitake mushrooms daily.

    Grifola frondosa Maitake is Japanese for dancing mushroom, because those who found it often danced for joy. This mushroom was once worth its weight in silver.

    There is aa possibility that maitake mushrooms may help fight cancer.

    Maitake mushrooms contain phytochemicals that enhance immune functions.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 261: dill seed

    Dill seed is sacred to Bast and Djehuti. Honor and thank Bast and Djehuti for dill.

    Eat dill seed at least once per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat dill every day.

    Eat dill seed on days associated with Mercury.

    Dill goes well with bread, corn, fish, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 262: kale

    Kale is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for kale.

    Eat at least one serving of kale per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Kale is a cruciferous vegetable.

    While kale is generally considered a garnish (and you can continue to use it that way), in the Goddess Diet Plan you include kale (cooked or raw) as a green leafy vegetable, such as in salads.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends kale greens as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Kale is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Kale has vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Kale is an important source of dietary fiber.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Kale is the number nine (9) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic kale, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 263: fenugreek sprouts

    Fenugreek sprouts are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fenugreek sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of fenugreek sprouts at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Combine fenugreek sprouts in oat, barley, or buckwheat dishes. And, of course, eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad.

    Because fenugreek sprouts are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 264: blackberries

    Blackberries are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for blackberries.

    Eat at least one serving of blackberries per month (daily during peak of fresh season), taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat at least one serving of fresh organic blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries per day, when locally in season.

    Blackberries are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Blackberries are a good source of fiber.


Day 265: dulse

    Dulse is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for dulse.

    Eat at least one serving of dulse seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 266: cardamom

    Cardamom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cardamom.

    Eat cardamom at least once per week. You may eat cardamom every day.

    Cardamom is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Cardamom is available in either brown cardamom or green cardamom.

    Cardamom goes well with bread and fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 267: rocket

    Rocket is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rocket.

    Eat at least one serving of rocket at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Rocket is a green leafy vegetable, good raw in salads.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 268: raspberry

    Raspberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for raspberries.

    Eat at least one serving of raspberry per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat at least one serving of fresh organic blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries per day, when locally in season.

    Raspberries are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Raspberries a good source of fiber.

    According to Ayurveda, raspberries are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 269: agar-agar

    Agar-agar is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for agar-agar.

    Eat at least one serving of agar-agar seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 270: cumin

    Cumin seeds are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cumin.

    Eat cumin at least twice per month. You may eat cumin every day.

    Cumin seed is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Cumin goes well with dried beans and bread.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 271: pomegranate

    Pomegranate is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for pomegranate.

    Eat at least one serving of pomegranates or drink a glass of pomegranate juice per week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may drink pomegranate juice almost every day.

    Eat pomegranate or drink pomegranate juice on days associated with Saturn.

    According to Ayurveda, pomegranates are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 272: peanut

    Peanut is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for peanuts.

    Eat at least one serving of peanuts at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability.. Eat some kind of nut every day. In addition to peanuts, also eat peanut butter.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Peanuts are a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 273: string beans

    String bean is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for string beans.

    Eat at least one serving of string beans at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 274: plums

    Plum is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for plums.

    Eat at least one serving of plums per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Plums are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Plums are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    According to Ayurveda, plums are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 275: rye

    Rye, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for rye.

    Eat at least one serving of rye per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Persons with celiac disease (glutten-intolerant) should avoid wheat, rye, and barley.

    Rye is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Whole rye is a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 276: Irish moss

    Irish moss is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for Irish moss.

    Eat at least one serving of Irish moss seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 277: coriander

    The corriander seed comes from the cilantro plant.

    Coriander is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for corriander.

    Eat corriander at least once per week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Coriander is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Eat coriander on days associated with Mars.

    Coriander goes well with bread, fruit, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 278: wheat grass

    Wheat grass (or wheatgrass) is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Nepit’s husband Neper. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, Nepit, and Neper for wheatgrass.

    Wheatgrass is associated with the Year of the Dragon.

    Eat at least one serving of wheat grass per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Wheat grass is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 279: strawberry

    Strawberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for strawberries.

    Eat at least one serving of organic strawberries per month (daily during peak season), taking in account the season and local availability. Only eat organic strawberries.

    The more colorful a strawberry is, the more antioxidants it has produced (as well as other phytonutrients that can help your body heal itself). These antioxidants help prevent cancer and help your body fight off any disease that is forming are has formed in your body.

    A bright red strawberry is healthier than a pale red strawberry.

    Strawberry is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Strawberries are recommended by the American Diabetes Association because they have a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Strawberries have vitamin C, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    According to Ayurveda, strawberries are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    Reason to choose organic:
    Strawberries are the number three (3) most important food to purchase organic because of the high level of chemical residues in non-organic strawberries, according to the 2010 study by the Environmental Working Group.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 280: Corsican seaweed

    Corsican seaweed is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for Corsican seaweed.

    Eat at least one serving of Corsican seaweed seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Corsican seaweed is also known as makuri in Japan.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 281: allspice

    Allspice is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for allspice.

    Eat allspice at least twice per month. You may eat allspice every day.

    Allspice is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Allspice goes well with fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 282: arugula

    Arugula is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for arugula.

    Eat at least one serving of arugula per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends arugula as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 283: pistachio nut

    Pistachio nut is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for pistachio nut.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of pistachio nut at least once a week. Eat some kind of nut every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 284: currants

    Currant is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for currants.

    Eat at least two servings of currants at least once a month (at least one serving of red currant and at least one serving of black currant), taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 285: tofu

    Tofu is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for tofu.

    Eat at least one serving of tofu per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Tofu is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Tofu is a good source of probiotics.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 286: sea palm

    Sea Palm is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for sea palm.

    Eat at least one serving of sea palm seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 287: fennel seed

    Fennel seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fennel seed.

    Eat fennel seed at least twice per month. You may eat fennel seed every day.

    Fennel seed is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Fennel goes well with fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 288: millet

    Millet, a grain, is sacred to Bast and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast and Renenutet for millet.

    Eat at least one serving of millet per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Millet is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Millet has a high glycemic index (greater than 100%).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 289: tempeh

    Tempeh is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for tempeh.

    Eat at least one serving of tempeh per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Tempeh is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Tempeh is a good source of probiotics.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 290: cashew

    Cashew, a nut, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for cashews.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of cashews per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 291: barley grass

    Barley grass (or barleygrass) is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Nepit. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Nepit for barleygrass.

    Eat at least one serving of barley grass per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 292: kumquat

    Kumquat is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for kumquats.

    Eat at least one serving of kumquats at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 293: ocean ribbons

    Ocean ribbons are sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for ocena ribbons.

    Eat at least one serving of ocean ribbons seaweed per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 294: fenugreek

    Fenugreek is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fenugreek.

    Eat fenugreek at least twice per month. You may eat fenugreek every day.

    Fenugreek is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 295: cod

    Cod is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for cod.

    Eat at least one serving of cod (particularly black cod or sablefish) per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cod should be wild caught, never farm raised.

    If you do not currently eat fish and other seafood, do not start eating fish or seafood. The exception is that if you currently eat any mammals (including red or white meat) or birds, then add the recommended fish and seafood to your diet. If you currently eat fish or seafood, switch to the recommended fish and seafood.

    If you eat fish, soak the fish in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before cooking. This will give the fish a sweeter taste and make the fish more tender.

    Basil goes well with fish and shellfish.

    Spices that go well with fish include .anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, and marjoram.

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Day 296: squash seeds

    Squash seeds are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for squash seeds.

    Eat at least one serving of squash seeds per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 297: chia seeds

    Chia seeds, a grain, are sacred to Bast and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast and Renenutet for chia seeds.

    Eat chia seeds at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Chia is a grain from Mexico. In America it is best known from the television ads for Chia Pets.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    Chia seeds are a flavorless source of fiber, with more fiber per gram than any other whole food.

    During times when you need more fiber, consider eating a tablespoon or two of chia seeds a day. Make sure to take with plenty of liquids. Chia seeds can be added to salads, smoothies, or nut butter sandwiches. Because chia seeds have a soft seed coat, you do not need to grind them before eating.

    One or two tablespoons of chia seed and plenty of water can be useful if you have constipation.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 298: rapini or broccoli rabe

    Rapini or broccoli rabe is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rapini.

    Eat at least one serving of rapini at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Rapini is also known as broccoli rabe, broccoli raap, broccoli raab, broccoletti, broccoli di rape, cime di rapa, rape, rappi, or friarielli.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 299: pecan

    Pecans, a nut, are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for pecans.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of pecans at least once a week. Eat some kind of nut every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 300: spirulina

    Spirulina is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for spirulina.

    Eat at least one serving of spirulina at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat spirulina every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 301: vanilla

    Vanilla is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for vanilla.

    Eat vanilla at least once per month. You may eat vanilla every day.

    Vanilla is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 302: maca powder

    Maca is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for maca root and maca powder.

    Eat at least one serving of maca powder (made from the maca root of Peru) at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 303: filberts

    Filberts, a nut, are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for filberts.

    “The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains.” —Proverb of the Inner Temple of ancient Egypt

    Eat at least one serving of filberts at least once a week. Eat some kind of nut every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 304: chlorella

    Chlorella is sacred to Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Aset for chlorella.

    Eat at least one serving of chlorella at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat chlorella every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 305: sugar snap peas

    Sugar snap peas are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for sugar snap peas.

    Peas are associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of sugar snap peas per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends sugar snap peas as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 306: kidney beans

    Kidney beans are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for kidney beans.

    Eat at least one serving of kidney beans at least twice per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Kidney beans are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 307: Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Brussels sprouts.

    Eat at least one serving of Brussels sprouts per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends Brussels sprouts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Brussels sprouts are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Brussels sprouts have indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 308: umeboshi plums

    Umeboshi plums are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for umeboshi plums.

    Eat at least one serving of umeboshi plums at least once a month.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 309: cauliflower

    Cauliflower is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for cauliflower.

    Eat at least one serving of cauliflower per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable.

    Cauliflower, a white vegetable, is an interesting exception to the general rule that the more colorful a plant, the more nutritious it is, because cauliflower is actually a very nutritious vegetable.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends cauliflower as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Cauliflower is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Cauliflower has indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    Cauliflower has vitamin C, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 310: saffron

    Saffron is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for saffron.

    Eat saffron at least once per month. You may eat saffron every day.

    Saffron is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Saffrom goes well with bread and fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 311: collard

    Collard is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for collard.

    Eat at least one serving of collard greens per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends collard greens as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Collard greens have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Collard greens are an important source of dietary fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 312: scallions

    Scallion is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for scallions.

    Eat at least one serving of scallions at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 313: shallot

    Shallot is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for shallots.

    Eat at least one serving of shallots at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 314: guava

    Guava is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for guava.

    Eat at least one serving of guavas per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Strawberry guava is particularly beneficial.

    Guavas have vitamin C, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 315: Swiss chard

    Swiss chard is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Swiss chard.

    Eat at least one serving of Swiss chard per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends Swiss chard as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 316: bulghar wheat or bulgur wheat

    Bulghar wheat or bulgur wheat, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset, Aste’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for bulghar wheat.

    Eat at least one serving of bulgur wheat at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 317: tarragon

    Tarragon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for tarragon.

    Eat tarragon at least once per month. You may eat tarragon every day.

    Tarragon is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Tarragon is sometimes called “little dragon”.

    Tarragon goes well with chicken eggs, fish, and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 318: edamame

    Edamame is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for edamame.

    Eat at least one serving of edamame at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 319: dandelion greens

    Dandelion greens are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for dandelion greens.

    Eat at least one serving of dandelion greens at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 320: triticale

    Triticale, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset, Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for triticale.

    Eat at least one serving of triticale at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Triticale is a grain.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 321: butternut squash

    Butternut squash is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for butternut squash.

    Eat at least one serving of butternut squash at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 322: endive

    Endive is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for endive.

    Eat at least one serving of endive per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends endive as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Endive is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Endive has vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 323: jicama

    Jicama is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for jicama.

    Eat at least one serving of jicama per month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat jicama every day.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends jicama as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Jicama is a good source of fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 324: fennel

    Fennel is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for fennel.

    Eat at least one serving of fennel per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Eat fennel on days associated with Mercury.

    Fennel is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 325: cereal grasses

    Cereal grasses are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cereal grass.

    Eat at least two servings of cereal grass at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The most famous cereal grasses are wheatgrass and barleygrass, which have separate listings. While both wheatgrass and barleygrass count for the cereal grass requirement, the cereal grass requirement also includes eating a variety of other cereal grasses.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 326: kamut or Khorasan wheat

    Kamut (also known as Khorasan wheat), a grain, is sacred to Bast and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast and Renenutet for kamut.

    Eat at least one serving of kamut at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Kamut is a grain.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 327: mangoes

    Mango is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for mangoes.

    In late October decorate the entrance of your home with fresh mango leaves to invite in Goddess.

    Eat at least one serving of mango per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mangoes are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Mango is recommended by the American Diabetes Association because it has a low glycemic index (low G.I.).

    Mangoes have vitamin A and carotenes, essential nutrients in fighting cancer.

    According to Ayurveda, mango is an excellant food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 328: kohlrabi

    Kohlrabi is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for kohlrabi.

    Eat at least one serving of kohlrabi per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends kohlrabi as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 329: rutabaga

    Rutabaga is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rutabaga.

    Eat at least one serving of rutabaga per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends rutabaga as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 330: lemon verbena

    Lemon verbena is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lemon verbena.

    Eat lemon verbena at least once per month. You may eat lemon verbena every day.

    Lemon verbena is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 331: crisp breads

    Crsip breads are sacred to Bast, Aset, and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for crispbread.

    Bread is associated with the Year of the Tiger.

    Eat at least one serving of crispbread at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 332: okra

    Okra is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for okra.

    Eat at least one serving of okra per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends okra as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Okra is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 333: Jerusalem artichoke

    Jerusalem artichoke is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Jerusalem artichokes.

    Eat at least one serving of Jerusalem artichoke at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Probiotics require prebiotics (including oligosaccharides, inulin, and phenols) to effectively work. Jerusalem artichoke is a good prebiotic.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 334: purslane

    Purslane is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for purslane.

    Eat at least one serving of purslane at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat purslane every day.


Day 335: watercress

    Watercress is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for watercress.

    Eat at least one serving of watercress per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends watercress as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Watercress is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Watercress has indole-3-carbinol, glucosinolates, and vitamin C that help prevent cancer by enhancing detoxification, protecting DNA, and inhibiting tumor formation.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 336: snow peas

    Snow peas are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for snow peas.

    Peas are associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of snow peas at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 337: bitter melon

    Bitter melon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for bitter melon.

    Eat at least one serving of bitter melon at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 338: microalgae

    Microalgae is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for microalgae.

    Eat at least one serving of microalgae at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 339: natto

    Natto is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for natto.

    Eat at least one serving of natto at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 340: persimmon

    Persimmon is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for persimmons.

    Eat at least one serving of persimmon per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    According to Ayurveda, persimmons are a good food for reducing Vata, especially in the fall.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 341: quince

    Quince is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for quince.

    Eat at least one serving of quince at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 342: kimchi

    Kimchi is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for kimchi.

    Cabbage is associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of kimchi at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat a little kimchi daily.

    Sauerkraut and kimchi are forms of fermented cabbage.

    Sauerkraut is Germanic origin, while kimchi is of Korean origin. You may for cultural reasons eat kimchi at least once a week and eat sauerkraut only once every other week.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 343: star fruit

    Star fruit is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for star fruit.

    Eat at least one serving of star fruit at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 344: canola oil

    Canola oil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for canola oil.

    Use cold-pressed canola oil as an occasional cooking oil. Keep canola oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    Canola oil is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 345: carob

    Carob is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for carob.

    Eat at least one serving of carob per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Carob is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 346: cucumber

    Cucumber is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for cucumber.

    Eat at least one serving of organic cucumber per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends cucumber as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Cucumber is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 347: lettuce

    Lettuce is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, Min, and Unnefer. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, Min, and Unnefer for lettuce.

    Eat at least two servings of lettuce per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The preferred forms of lettuce are Romaine lettuce and red leaf lettuce.

    The ancient Egyptians used wild lettuce for medical purposes.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends lettuce and Romaine as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Lettuce is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 348: parsnips

    Parsnips are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for parsnips.

    Eat at least one serving of parsnips per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends parsnip as a starchy vegetable.

    Parsnips are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Parsnips have a high glycemic index (between 80% and 100%).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 349: sorrel

    Sorrel is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for sorrel.

    Eat at least one serving of sorrel per month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat sorrel every day.

    Sorrel is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 350: sweet corn

    Corn is sacred to Nepit. Honor and thank Nepit for sweet corn.

    Eat at least one serving of sweet corn per month, taking in account the season and local availability. Do not eat genetically modified (GMO) corn.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends baby corn as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends corn as a starchy vegetable.

    Corn is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    Corn flakes have a high glycemic index (greater than 100%). Corn has a high glycemic index (between 80% and 100%).

    Spices that go well with corn include .chili, curry, dill, marjoram, parsley, savory, and thyme.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 351: tamarind

    Tamarind is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for tamarind.

    Eat at least one serving of tamarind per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Tamarind is an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 352: lima beans

    Lima beans are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lima beans.

    Eat at least one serving of lima beans per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends lima beans as a protein source.

    Lima beans are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 353: tortillas

    Tortillas are sacred to Bast, Nepit, and Aset (Isis). Honor and thank Bast, Nepit, and Aset for tortillas.

    Eat at least one serving of tortillas per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Tortillas are an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 354: zucchini

    Zucchini is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for zucchinis.

    Eat at least one serving of zucchini (Italian squash) per month during hot weather, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends zucchini as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Zucchini is an acid-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 355: black bean

    Black bean is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black beans.

    Eat at least one serving of black bean at least twice per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends black beans as a protein source.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 356: black-eyed peas

    Black-eyed peas sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black-eyed peas.

    Eat at least one serving of black eyed pea at least twice per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends black-eyed peas as a protein source.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 357: baby bok choy

    Baby bok choy is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for baby bok choy.

    Eat at least one serving of baby bok choy per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 358: red palm oil

    Red palm oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for red palm oil.

    Eat at least one serving of red palm oil at least once a month. Keep red palm oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 359: angelica

    Angelica is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for angelica.

    Scientific and botanical name: Angelica archangelica

    Eat angelica at least once per month. You may eat angelica every day.

    Angelica is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Angelica is an edible flower. Consider using angelica in salads and as a garnish. Angelica has a flavor similar to celery and is good with fish. Angelica stems are popular candied.

    Angelica is a skin allergen to some humans (as distinguished from corporations as supposedly llegal persons). I do not know the effect of angelica on the skin of corporations and I strongly believe that they are fictional persons who don’t actually exist and that only insane lawyers and government officials believe that corporations are actual persons. Both humans and corporations should not eat angelica if they have an allergy to angelica.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 360: elderberries

    Elderberry is sacred to Bast and Bes. Honor and thank Bast and Bes for elderberries.

    Eat at least one serving of elder berries at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The ancient Egyptians used elderberries for medical purposes.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 361: ajowan

    Ajowan is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for ajowan.

    Eat ajowan at least once per month. You may eat ajowan every day.

    Ajowan is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 362: macadamia oil

    Macadamia oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for macadamia oil.

    Use macadamia oil as an occasional cooking oil. Keep macadamia oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 363: coconut milk

    Coconut milk is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for coconut milk.

    Drink at least one serving of coconut milk at least once a week, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 364: bamboo shoots

    Bamboo shoots are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for bamboo shoots.

    Eat at least one serving of bamboo shoots per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends bamboo shoots as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Because bamboo shoots are a high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 365: anise hyssop

    Anise hyssop is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for anise hyssop.

    Scientific and botanical name: Agastache foeniculum

    Eat at least one serving of anise hyssop at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Anise hyssop is an edible flower. Consider using anise hyssop in salads and as a garnish. Anise hyssop is sweet and has a flavor similar to anise or licorice.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 366: gooseberry

    Gooseberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for gooseberries.

    Eat at least one serving of gooseberries per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 367: walnut oil

    Walnut oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for walnut oil.

    Eat at least one serving of walnut oil at least once a month. Keep walnut oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    Walnut oil is too fragile for cooking. The oil’s delicate omega-3 essential fatty acids will oxidize under exposure to heat, air, or light. Use for salad dressings, drizzles on prepared foods, herbal/seasoned oil dips, and similar cold oil uses.

    Walnut oil has a full rich flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 368: akudjura

    Akudhura is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for akudjura.

    Eat akudjura at least once per month. You may eat akudjura every day.

    Akudhura is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 369: wax beans

    Wax beans are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for wax beans.

    Eat at least one serving of wax beans per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends wax beans as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 370: apple flower

    Apple flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for apple flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Malus Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of apple flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability. Eat apple flower in moderation because it may contain precursors of cyanide.

    Apple flower is an edible flower. Consider using apple flower in salads and as a garnish. Apple flower has a delicate floral flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 371: sesame oil

    Sesame oil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sesame oil.

    Use sesame oil as a regular cookng oil. Sesame oil can be used for high temperature cooking. Keep sesame seed oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    Use dark roasted hazelnut oil as a flavoring in soup or stir-fries.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 372: alexanders

    Alexanders is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for alexanders.

    Eat alexanders at least once per month. You may eat alexanders every day.

    Alexanders is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 373: Italian beans

    Italian beans are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Italian beans.

    Eat at least one serving of Italian beans per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends Italian beans as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 374: Arabian jasmine

    Arabian jasmine is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Arabian jasmine.

    Scientific and botanical name: Jasminum sambac

    Eat at least one serving of Arabian jasmine at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Arabian jasmine is an edible flower. Consider using Arabian jasmine in salads and as a garnish. Used for jasmine tea.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 375: avocado oil

    Avocado oil is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for avocado oil.

    Eat at least one serving of avocado oil at least once a month. Keep avocado oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity. Do not heat or cook with avocado oil.

    Avocado oil has a full rich flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 376: amchur

    Amchur is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for amchur.

    Eat amchur at least once per month. You may eat amchur every day.

    Amchur is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 377: Chinese cabbage

    Chinese cabbage is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Chinese cabbage.

    Chinese cabbage is associated with the Year of the Rat.

    Eat at least one serving of Chinese cabbage per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends Chinese cabbage as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Because Chinese cabbage is a high fiber food, it can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 378: arugula flower

    Arugula flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for arugula flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Eruca vesicaria

    Eat at least one serving of arugula flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Arugula flower is an edible flower. Consider using arugula flower in salads and as a garnish. Arugula flower has a nutty, spicy, peppery flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 379: anise

    Anise was sacred to Bast and Seshat (Sothis). Honor and thank Bast and Seshat for anise.

    Eat anise at least once per month. You may eat anise every day.

    Anise is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Anise goes well with bread, fish, and fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 380: peanut oil

    Peanut oil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for peanut oil.

    Use peanut oil as an occasional cooking oil. Keep peanut oil refrigerated to prevent rancidity.

    Note that peanut oil imparts a strong penut flavor, best used for Asian meals.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 381: chayote

    Chayote is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for chayote.

    Eat at least one serving of chayote per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends chayote as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 382: basil flower

    Basil flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for basil flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Ocimum basilicum

    Eat at least one serving of basil flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Basil flower is an edible flower. Consider using basil flower in salads and as a garnish. The basil flower has a similar taste to the basil leaf, but milder.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 383: annatto

    Annatto seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for annatto.

    Eat annatto at least once per month. You may eat annatto every day.

    Annatto is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 384: daikon

    Daikon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for daikon root and greens.

    Eat at least one serving of daikon greens per month and at least one serving of daikon root per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends daikon as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Daikon greens have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 385: bee balm

    Bee balm is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for bee balm.

    Scientific and botanical name: Monarda Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of bee balm at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Bee balm is an edible flower. Consider using bee balm in salads and as a garnish.

    Bee balm is used to make tea. Bee balm tea tastes similar to Earl Gray tea and may be used in the place of bergamot tea.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 386: asa foetida or asafetida

    Asa foetida (or asafetida) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for asafetida.

    Eat asafetida at least once per month. You may eat asafetida every day.

    Asa foetida is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 387: mustard greens

    Mustard greens are sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for mustard greens.

    Eat at least one serving of mustard greens per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends mustard greens as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Mustard greens have vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    Mustard greens are an important source of dietary fiber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 388: borage

    Borage is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for borage.

    Scientific and botanical name: Borago officinalis

    Eat borage at least once per month. You may eat borage every day.

    Borage leaf is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Borage flower is an edible flower. Consider using borage in salads and as a garnish. Borage flower has a taste similar to cucumber.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 389: barberry

    Barberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for barberry.

    Eat barberry at least once per month. You may eat barberry every day.

    Barberry is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 390: heart of palm

    Heart of palm is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for heart of palm.

    Eat at least one serving of heart of palm per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends heart of palm as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 391: burnet

    Burnet is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for burnet.

    Scientific and botanical name: Sanguisorba minor

    Eat at least one serving of burnet at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Burnet is an edible flower. Consider using burnet in salads and as a garnish. Burnet has a very mild, faint cucumber taste.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 392: bay leaf

    Bay leaf is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for bay leaf.

    Eat bay leaf at least once per month. You may eat bay leaf every day.

    Bay leaf is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Bay leaf goes well with beans and soups. Bay goes well with fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 393: escarole

    Escarole is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for escarole.

    Eat at least one serving of escarole per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends escarole as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Escarole has vitamin D, an essential nutrient in fighting cancer.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 394: calendula

    Calendula flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for calendula.

    Scientific and botanical name: Calendula officinalis

    Eat at least one serving of calendula flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Calendula flower is an edible flower. Consider using calendula flower in salads and as a garnish. Calendula flower has a flavor similar to saffron and adds a golden hue to food.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 395: bear’s garlic

    Bear’s garlic is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for bear’s garlic.

    Eat bear’s garlic at least once per month. You may eat bear’s garlic every day.

    Bear’s garlic is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 396: radicchio

    Radicchio is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for radicchios.

    Eat at least one serving of radicchio per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends radicchio as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 397: carnation

    Carnation is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for carnation.

    Scientific and botanical name: Dianthus caryophyllus

    Eat at least one serving of carnation at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Carnation is an edible flower. Consider using carnation in salads and as a garnish. Carnation flower has a peppery, clove-like flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 398: bergamot

    Bergamot is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for bergamot.

    Eat bergamot at least once per month. You may eat bergamot every day.

    Bergamot is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 399: water chestnuts

    Water chestnut is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for water chestnuts.

    Eat at least one serving of water chestnuts per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends water chestnuts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Because water-chestnuts are high fiber food, they can distend the stomach, giving an artificial feeling of being full. An hour later, you may feel hungry again, even though you’ve eaten enough food. Eating your food slowly and balancing high fiber foods with protein and fat will solve this “Chinese food syndrome”.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 400: garden chives flowers

    Garden chive flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chives.

    Scientific and botanical name: Allium schoenoprasum

    Eat at least one serving of garden chives flowers at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Garden chives flower is an edible flower. Consider using garden chives flowers in salads and as a garnish. Garden chive flowers have a mild onion flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 401: black cardamom

    Black cardamom is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black cardamom.

    Eat black cardamom at least once per month. You may eat black cardamom every day.

    Black cardamom is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 402: plantain

    Plantain is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for plantains.

    Eat at least one serving of plantain per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The American Diabetes Association recommends plantain as a starchy vegetable.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 403: garlic chives flowers

    Garlic chive flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chives.

    Scientific and botanical name: Allium tuberosum

    Eat at least one serving of garlic chives flowers at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Garlic chive is an edible flower. Consider using garlic chives flowers in salads and as a garnish. Garlic chive flowers have a garlic taste.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 404: black cohosh

    Black cohosh is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black cohosh.

    Black cohosh should be taken during PMS and menstrual cramping.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 405: celeriac

    Celeriac is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for celeriac.

    Eat at least one serving of celeriac per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 406: garland chrysanthemum

    Garland chrysanthemum is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chrysanthemum.

    Scientific and botanical name: Chrysanthemum coronarium

    Eat at least one serving of garland chrysanthemum at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Chrysanthemum is an edible flower. Consider using chrysanthemum in salads and as a garnish. Chrysanthemum has a pungent, bitter taste.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 407: black cumin

    Black cumin is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black cumin.

    Eat black cumin at least once per month. You may eat black cumin every day.

    Black cumin is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 408: mung beans

    Mung beans is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mung beans.

    Eat at least one serving of mung beans per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mung beans are a food that helps nourish the kidneys.

    Mung beans are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Vigna radiata; Obsolete names: Phaseolus aureus and Phaseolus radiatus

    Common name: mung bean

    Family: Fabaceae (bean)

origin:

    Origin: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

nutritional information:

    The American Diabetes Association recommends bean sprouts as a non-starchy vegetable. Diabetics are encouraged to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables.

    Mung bean sprouts are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration).


Day 409: clover

    Clover is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for clover.

    Scientific and botanical name: Trifolium Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of clover at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Clover is an edible flower. Consider using clover in salads and as a garnish. The raw flowerheads can be difficult to digest.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 410: black lime

    Black lime is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black lime.

    Eat black lime at least once per month. You may eat black lime every day.

    Black lime is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 411: navy beans

    Navy beans are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for navy beans.

    Eat at least one serving of navy beans at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 412: cornflower

    Cornflower (also known as bachelor’s buttons) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cornflower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Centaurea cynaus

    Eat at least one serving of cornflower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Cornflower is an edible flower. Consider using cornflower in salads and as a garnish. Range of taste from sweet to a spicy, clove-like flavor.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 413: black mustard

    Black mustard is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for black mustard.

    Eat black mustard at least once per month. You may eat black mustard every day.

    Black mustard is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 414: sacha inchi seed

    Sacha inchi seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sacha inchi seeds.

    Eat at least one serving of sacha inchi seed at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sacha inchi seed looks and tastes much like nuts and contains five grams of fiber, five to eight grams pf protein, and 13 times more omega-3 essential fatty acids per serving than wild salmon.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 415: dandelion flower

    Dandelion flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for dandelion flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Taraxacum officinalis

    Eat at least one serving of dandelion flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Dandelion flower is an edible flower. Consider using dandelion flower in salads and as a garnish. Young dandelion buds have a taste similar to mushrooms when cooked. Dandelion flower can be used to make dandelion wine.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 416: blue fenugreek

    Blue fenugreek is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for blue fenugreek.

    Eat blue fenugreek at least once per month. You may eat blue fenugreek every day.

    Blue fenugreek is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 417: tatsoi

    Tatsoi (also known as spinach mustard, spoon mustard, or rosette bok choy) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for tatsoi.

    Eat at least one serving of tatsoi at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 418: day lily

    Day lily is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for day lily.

    Scientific and botanical name: Hemerocallis Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of day lily at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Day lily is an edible flower. Consider using day lily in salads and as a garnish. Day lily has a sweet, crunchy flavor, somewhat similar to chestnuts and lettuce. Note that most true lilies (Lillium Spp.) contain alkaloids and are not edible. Day lillies might have a laxative effect on some human persons. Not all human persons have the rights of legal persons such as a corporation. The U.S. Supreme Court, in its most famous decision, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), ruled that Black African-Americans are “beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

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Day 419: boldo

    Boldo is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for boldo.

    Eat boldo at least once per month. You may eat boldo every day.

    Boldo is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 420: mizunz

    Mizunz (also known as xiu cai, kyona, Japanese mustard, potherb mustard, Japanese greens, California peppergrass, or spider mustard) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mizunz.

    Eat at least one serving of mizunz at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 421: dill flower

    Dill flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for dill.

    Scientific and botanical name: Anthum graveolens

    Eat at least one serving of dill flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Dill flower is an edible flower. Consider using dill flower in salads and as a garnish.

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Day 422: Buddha’s hand

    Buddha’s hand is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Buddha’s hand.

    Eat Buddha’s hand at least once per month. You may eat Buddha’s hand often.

    Buddha’s hand is a fruit with no flesh, only peel and pith, that is typically used as a spice or herb.

    In addition to use in citron candy making, you can mince Buddha’s hand and sauté in olive oil with shallots to sprinkle over fish or vegetables.

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Day 423: huckleberry

    Huckleberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for huckleberries.

    Eat at least one serving of huckleberries per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 424: English daisy

    English daisy is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for English daisy.

    Scientific and botanical name: Bellis perennis

    Eat at least one serving of English daisy at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    English daisy is an edible flower. Consider using English daisy in salads and as a garnish. English daisy has a tangy flavor.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

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Day 425: calamus

    Calamus is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for calamus.

    Eat calamus at least once per month. You may eat calamus every day.

    Calamus is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 426: loganberry

    Loganberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for loganberries.

    Eat at least one serving of loganberries per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 427: fennel flower

    Fennel flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fennel flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare

    Eat at least one serving of fennel flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Fennel flower is an edible flower. Consider using fennel flower in salads and as a garnish. Fennel flower has a sweet, licorice flavor

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Day 428: candlenut

    Candlenut is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for candlenut.

    Eat candlenut at least once per month. You may eat candlenut every day.

    Candlenut is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 429: yam

    Yam is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for yam.

    Eat at least one serving of yam at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 430: fuchsia

    Fuchsia is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fuchsia.

    Scientific and botanical name: Fuchsia X hybrida

    Eat at least one serving of fuchsia at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Fuchsia is an edible flower. Consider using fuchsia in salads and as a garnish. Fuchsia has a slightly acidic taste.

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Day 431: capers

    Capers are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for caper.

    Eat capers at least once per month. You may eat capers every day.

    Caper is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 432: brambleberry

    Brambleberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for brambleberries.

    Eat at least one serving of brambleberries per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 433: gardenia

    Gardenia is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for gardenia.

    Scientific and botanical name: Gardenia jasminoides

    Eat at least one serving of gardenia at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Gardenia is an edible flower. Consider using gardenia in salads and as a garnish. Gardenia has a sweet flavor.

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Day 434: caraway

    Caraway is sacred to Bast and Djehuti. Honor and thank Bast and Djehuti for caraway.

    Eat caraway at least once per month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat caraway every day.

    Eat caraway on days associated with Mercury.

    Caraway goes well with cooked vegetables, including beets, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, turnips, and winter squash. Caraway also goes well with bread.

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Day 435: boysenberry

    Boysenberry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for boysenberries.

    Eat at least one serving of boysenberries per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 436: scented geranium

    Scented geranium is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for geranium.

    Scientific and botanical name: Pelargonium Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of scented geranium at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Scented geranium is an edible flower. Consider using geranium in salads and as a garnish. Has a mint or lemon flavor, depending on variety.

    Warning: Citronella variety is not edible.

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Day 437: cassia

    Cassia or Chinese cinnamon is a plant in the same genus as cinnamon, but a much lower grade spice. Avoid cassia. The vast majority of powdered cinnamon is actually lower cost cassia. Get cinnamon in stick form to know you are getting the right plant.

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Day 438: camu camu berry

    Camu camu berry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for camu camu berries.

    Eat at least one serving of camu camu berries at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Camu camu berries have 30 to 60 times the vitamin C than an orange.

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Day 439: gladiolus

    Gladiolus is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for gladiolus.

    Scientific and botanical name: Gladiolus Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of gladiolus at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Gladiolus is an edible flower. Consider using gladiolus in salads and as a garnish. Gladiolus has a flavor similar to lettuce.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

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Day 440: celery seed

    Celery seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for celery seed.

    Eat celery seed at least once per month. You may eat celery seed every day.

    Celery seed is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Celery seed goes well with fish and potato.

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Day 441: lion’s mane mushroom

    Lion’s mane mushrooms are sacred to Bast and Brigid (Celtic). Honor and thank Bast for mushrooms.

    Lion’s mane mushrooms are also called sheep’s head mushroom or bear’s head mushroom. The Japanese name is yamabushitake. The Latin name is Hericium erinaceus.

    Lion’s mane mushrooms have nerve-regenerative properties. Two novel classes of Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs) — molecules stimulating the differentiation and re-myelination of neurons — have been discovered in this mushroom so far. These cyathane derivatives are termed “hericenones” and “erinacines.”

    Lion’s mane can taste very bitter unless cooked until crispy along the edges. Gourmet cooks caamelize lion’s mane mushroom in olive oil, deglaze with saké wine, and then finish with butter to taste.

    Eat lion’s mane mushroom at least once per month. You may eat lion’s mane mushroom every day.

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Day 442: hibiscus

    Hibiscus is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hibiscus.

    Scientific and botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

    Eat at least one serving of hibiscus at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability. Hibiscus has a slightly acidic taste. Boil hibiscus flowers for hibiscus tea.

    Hibiscus is an edible flower. Consider using hibiscus in salads and as a garnish.

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Day 443: chameleon plant

    Chameleon plant is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chameleon plant.

    Eat chameleon plant at least once per month. You may eat chameleon plant every day.

    Chameleon plant is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 444: maqui berry

    Maqui berry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for maqui berries.

    Eat at least one serving of maqui berries at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The maqui berry is from Chili and is also known as the Chilean wineberry.

    Maqui berries have more antioxidants than acai and pomegranate combined.

    Maqui berries are native to Patagonia.

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Day 445: hollyhock

    Hollyhock is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hollyhock.

    Scientific and botanical name: Alcea rosea

    Eat at least one serving of hollyhock at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Hollyhock is an edible flower. Consider using hollyhock in salads and as a garnish. Hollyhock has a very bland flavor.

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Day 446: chaste tree

    Chaste tree is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chaste tree.

    Eat chaste tree at least once per month. You may eat chaste tree every day.

    Chaste tree is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 447: freekeh

    Freekeh is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for freekeh.

    Eat at least one serving of freekeh at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Freekeh is a grain.

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Day 448: hyssop flower

    Hyssop flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hyssop flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Hyssopus officinalis

    Eat at least one serving of hyssop flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Hyssop flower is an edible flower. Consider using hyssop flowers in salads and as a garnish.

    Warning: Pregnant women, as well as those with hypertension or epilepsy, should avoid hyssop flower.

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Day 449: chervil

    Chervil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for chervil.

    Eat chervil at least once per month. You may eat chervil every day.

    Chervil is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Chervil goes well with chicken eggs and potato.

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Day 450: coffee fruit

    Coffee fruit is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for coffee fruit.

    Eat at least one serving of coffee fruit at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Although from the same plant, the coffee fruit should not be confused with the coffee bean. Coffee fruit is a good source of antioxidants and phenolic acids.

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Day 451: Japanese persimmon

    Japanese persimmon is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, Het Heret (Hathor), and Amon-Ra. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, Het Heret, and Amon-Ra for Japanese persimmon.

    Eat at least one serving of Japanese persimmon at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 452: sweet cicely

    Sweet cicely is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cicely.

    Eat sweet cicely at least once per month. You may eat cicely every day.

    Sweet cicely is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 453: farro

    Farro, a grain, is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Aset’s husband Asar, and Renenutet. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Asar, and Renenutet for farro.

    Eat at least one serving of farro at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Farro is a grain from Egypt.

    Cereal and cereal grains are named for Ceres, the Roman Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

    Ancient Egyptians left a little grain on their kitchen flour as an offering to satisfy the afarit or underworld spirits. Grains were associated with Renenutet, the Cobra Goddess, who was also the guardian of the infant Heru Sa Aset (or Horus). With just Her gaze, She could mesmerize the enemies of Heru Sa Aset (Horus).

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Day 454: Johnny jump up

    Johnny jump up is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Johnny jump up.

    Scientific and botanical name: Viola tricolor

    Eat at least one serving of Johnny jump up at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Johnny jump up is an edible flower. Consider using Johnny jump up in salads and as a garnish. Johnny jump up has a bland, sweet flavor.

    Warning: Johnny jump up contains saponins and may be toxic in large amounts.

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Day 455: cress

    Cresses are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cress.

    Eat cress at least once per month. You may eat cress every day.

    Cress is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 456: baobab

    Baobab fruit is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for baobab fruit.

    Eat at least one serving of baobab fruit powder at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    The baobab fruit is surrounded by an edible powder that is filled with antioxidants, calcium, iron, and potassium.

    The baobab fruit powder is approximately 50% total fiber, has more calcium (gram for gram) than milk, more vitamin C than orange juice, more iron than red meat, more potassium than bananas and sweet potatoes, is full of antioxidants, and has one of the highest levels of magnesium of any fruit.

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Day 457: lavender

    Lavender is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lavender.

    Scientific and botanical name: Lavendula

    Eat lavender at least once per month. You may eat lavender every day.

    Lavender is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Lavender is an edible flower. Consider using lavender in salads and as a garnish. lavendar has a floral, slightly perfumy flavor.

    Warning: Lavender oil is poisonous.

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Day 458: cubeb powder

    Cubeb powder is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for cubeb powder.

    Eat cubeb powder at least once per month. You may eat cubeb powder every day.

    Cubeb powder is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 459: lycii berry

    Lycii berry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lycii berries.

    Eat at least one serving of lycii berries at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Lycii berries are very closely related to goji berries, and sometimes the two berries are confused with each other.

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Day 460: lemon flower

    Lemon is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), Nwt, and Het Heret (Hathor). Honor and thank Bast, Aset, Nwt, and Het Heret for lemons.

    Scientific and botanical name: Citrus limon

    Eat at least one serving of lemon flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Lemon flower is an edible flower. Lemon flower has a very powerful lemon flavor. Use sparingly as a garnish or use to make citrus water.

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Day 461: curry

    Curry is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for curry.

    Eat curry at least once per month. You may eat curry every day.

    Curry is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Curry is made from tumeric.

    Curry goes well with corn and fish.

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Day 462: seabuckthorn

    Seabuckthorn is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for seabuckthorn.

    Eat seabuckthorn (also known as sanddorn) at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 463: lemon verbena flower

    Lemon verbena flowers are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lemon verbena.

    Scientific and botanical name: Aloysia triphylla

    Eat at least one serving of lemon verbena flowers at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Lemon verbena is an edible flower. Consider using lemon verbena flowers in salads and as a garnish. Lemon verbena flowers have a lemon flavor. Lemon verbena flowers are used for herbal tea.

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Day 464: curry leaf

    Curry leaf is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for curry leaf.

    Eat curry leaf at least once per month. You may eat curry leaf every day.

    Curry leaf is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 465: ginger greens

    Ginger greens are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for ginger greens.

    Eat at least one serving of ginger greens at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Stir chopped fresh ginger greens into sautéed kale, spinach, or bok choy, along with garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant.

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Day 466: lilac

    Lilac is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lilac.

    Scientific and botanical name: Syringa vulgaris

    Eat at least one serving of lilac at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Lilac is an edible flower. Consider using lilac in salads and as a garnish. Lilac has a pungent, floral, lemon flavor.

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Day 467: echinacea

    Echinacea is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for echinacea.

    Eat echinacea every day when you have a cold or flu or during cold and flu season.

    Echinacea is typically used as an herb.

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Day 468: Meyer lemon

    Meyer lemon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Meyer lemon.

    Eat at least one serving of Meyer lemon at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 469: mallow

    Common mallow is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mallow.

    Scientific and botanical name: Malva sylrestris

    Eat at least one serving of common mallow at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mallow is an edible flower. Consider using mallow in salads and as a garnish. Mallow has a sweet, delicate taste.

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Day 470: elder

    Elder is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for elder.

    Eat elder at least once per month. You may eat elder every day.

    Elder is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 471: blood orange

    Blood orange is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for blood oranges.

    Eat at least one serving of blood orange at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 472: marigold

    Signet marigold is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for marigold.

    Scientific and botanical name: Tagetes tenuifolia

    Eat at least one serving of signet marigold at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Marigold is an edible flower. Consider using marigold in salads and as a garnish. Signet marigold has a spicy to bitter taste.

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Day 473: epazote

    Epazote is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for epazote.

    Eat epazote at least once per month. You may eat epazote every day.

    Epazote is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 474: ugli fruit

    Ugli fruit is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for ugli fruit.

    Eat at least one serving of ugli fruit at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 475: marjoram flower

    Marjoram flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for marjoram flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Origanum majorana

    Eat at least one serving of marjoram flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Marjoram flower is an edible flower. Consider using marjoram flower in salads and as a garnish.

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Day 476: filé powder

    Filé powder is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for filé powder.

    Eat filé powder at least once per month. You may eat filé powder every day.

    Filé powder is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 477: Japanese honeysuckle

    Japanese honeysuckle is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Japanese honeysuckle.

    Scientific and botanical name: Lonicera japonica

    Eat at least one serving of Japanese honeysuckle at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Japanese honeysuckle is an edible flower. Consider using Japanese honeysuckle in salads and as a garnish.

    Warning: The berries of Japanese honeysuckle are highly poisonous.

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Day 478: mint flower

    Mint flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mint flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Mentha Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of mint flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mint has an edible flower. Consider using mint flower in salads and as a garnish.

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Day 479: fingerroot

    Fingerroot is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for fingerroot.

    Eat fingerroot at least once per month. You may eat fingerroot every day.

    Fingerroot is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 480: water spinach

    Water spinach is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for water spinach.

    Eat at least one serving of water spinach per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 481: galangal

    Galangal is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for galangal.

    Eat galangal at least once per month. You may eat galangal every day.

    Galangal is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 482: mustard flower

    Mustard flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mustard flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Brassica Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of mustard flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Mustard has an edible flower. Consider using mustard flower in salads and as a garnish. Eating mustard flowers in large quantities can cause red blotches on the skin. This applies to humans, who unlike legal person corporations that can spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns. I don’t think that corporations actually eat mustard flwoers or have skin, but clearly lawyers and government officials think they do.

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Day 483: Ceylon spinach

    Ceylon spinach is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Ceylon spinach.

    Eat at least one serving of Ceylon spinach per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 484: nasturtium

    Nasturtium is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for nasturtium.

    Scientific and botanical name: Tropaeolum majus

    Eat at least one serving of nasturtium at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Nasturtium is an edible flower. Consider using nasturtium in salads and as a garnish. nasturtium has a sweet, mildly pungent, peppery flavor. Nasturtium buds can be pickled and used like capers.

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Day 485: gale

    Gale is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for gale.

    Eat gale at least once per month. You may eat gale every day.

    Gale is typically used as a spice or herb.

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Day 486: Chinese broccoli

    Chinese broccoli is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Chinese broccoli.

    Eat at least one serving of Chinese broccoli per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

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Day 487: okra flower

    Okra flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for okra.

    Scientific and botanical name: Abelmoschus aesculentus

    Eat at least one serving of okra flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability. Okra flower has a taste similar to squash blossoms.

    Okra has an edible flower. Consider using okra flower in salads and as a garnish.

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Day 488: ginseng

    Ginseng is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for ginseng.

    Eat ginseng at least once per week. You may eat ginseng every day.

    Ginseng is typically used as an herb.

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Day 489: crown daisy

    Crown daisy is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for crown daisy.

    Eat at least one serving of crown daisy per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 490: pansy

    Pansy is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pansy.

    Scientific and botanical name: Viola X wittrockiana

    Eat at least one serving of pansy at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Pansy is an edible flower. Consider using pansy in salads and as a garnish. Pansy has a sweet to tart flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 491: grains of paradise

    Grains of paradise is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for grains of paradise.

    Eat grains of paradise at least once per month. You may eat grains of paradise every day.

    Grains of paradise is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 492: katuk

    Katuk is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for katuk.

    Eat at least one serving of katuk per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 445: pea flower

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    Pea flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pea flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Pisum Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of pea flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Pea has an edible flower. Consider using pea flower in salads and as a garnish.

    Warning: Flowering ornamental sweet peas are poisonous.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 494: holy basil

    Holy basil is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for holy basil.

    Eat holy basil at least once per month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat holy basil every day.

    Holy basil is used as an herb or spice.

    Holy basil helps reduce stress. Holy basil helps the body fight free radicals that cause inflammation.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 495: Joseph’s coat

    Joseph’s coat is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Joseph’s coat.

    Eat at least one serving of Joseph’s coat per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 496: pineapple flower

    Pineapple flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pineapple flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Feijoa sellowiana

    Eat at least one serving of pineapple flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Pineapple has an edible flower. Consider using pineapple flower in salads and as a garnish. Pineapple flower has a similar taste to the fruit.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 497: hyssop

    Hyssop is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for hyssop.

    Eat hyssop at least once per month. You may eat hyssop every day.

    Hyssop is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 498: Tonkin jasmine

    Tonkin jasmine is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Tonkin jasmine.

    Eat at least one serving of Tonkin jasmine per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 499: primrose

    Primrose is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for primrose.

    Scientific and botanical name: Primula vulgaris

    Eat at least one serving of primrose at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Primrose is an edible flower. Consider using primrose in salads and as a garnish. primrose has a bland to sweet flavor.

    Warning: Birdseye primrose Primula farinosa causes contact dermatitis.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 500: juniper

    Juniper is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for juniper.

    Eat juniper at least once per month. You may eat juniper every day.

    Juniper is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 501: dragon fruit

    Dragon fruit (pitaya) is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for dragon fruit.

    Eat at least one serving of dragon fruit per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 502: radish flower

    Radish flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for radish flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Raphanus sativus

    Eat at least one serving of radish flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Radish has an edible flower. Consider using radish flower in salads and as a garnish. Radish flower has a milder verwsion of the radish taste.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 503: kaffir lime leaves

    Kaffir lime leaves are sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for kaffir lime leaves.

    Eat kaffir lime leaves at least once per month. You may eat kaffir lime leaves every day.

    Kaffir lime leaves is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 504: yu choy

    Yu choy is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for yu choy.

    Eat at least one serving of yu choy per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 505: redbud

    Redbud is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for redbud.

    Scientific and botanical name: Cercis canadensis

    Eat at least one serving of redbud at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Redbud is an edible flower. Consider using redbud in salads and as a garnish. redbud has a slightly sweet flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 506: kokam

    Kokam is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for kokam.

    Eat kokam at least once per month. You may eat kokam every day.

    Kokam is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 507: long beans

    Long beans is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for long beans.

    Eat at least one serving of long beans per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 508: rosemary flower

    Rosemary flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rosemary.

    Scientific and botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

    Eat at least one serving of rosemary flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Rosemary has an edible flower. Consider using rosemary flower in salads and as a garnish. Rosemary flower has a pine-like, sweet and savory taste.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 509: lemongrass

    Lemongrass is sacred to Bast and Djehuti. Honor and thank Bast and Djehuti for lemongrass.

    Eat lemongrass at least once per month, taking in account the season and local availability. You may eat lemongrass every day.

    Eat lemongrass on days associated with Mercury.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 508: sinqua

    Sinqua is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for sinqua.

    Eat at least one serving of sinqua per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 511: runner bean flower

    Runner bean flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for runner bean flower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Phaseolus coccineus

    Eat at least one serving of runner bean flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Runner bean flower is an edible flower. Consider using runner bean flower in salads and as a garnish. Runner bean flower has a bean-like flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 512: lemon myrtle

    Lemon myrtle is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lemon myrtle.

    Eat lemon myrtle at least once per month. You may eat lemon myrtle every day.

    Lemon myrtle is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 513: moqua

    Moqua is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for moqua.

    Eat at least one serving of moqua per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 514: sage flower

    Sage flower is sacred to Bast and Artemis. Honor and thank Bast and Artemis for sage.

    Scientific and botanical name: Salvia officinalis

    Eat at least one serving of sage flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sage has an edible flower. Consider using sage flower in salads and as a garnish. Do not eat sage flower in large amounts over a long period of time.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 515: lovage

    Lovage is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for lovage.

    Eat lovage at least once per month. You may eat lovage every day.

    Lovage is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 516: opo

    Opo is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for opo.

    Eat at least one serving of opo per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 517: savory flower

    Summer savory flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for savory.

    Scientific and botanical name: Satureja hortensis

    Eat at least one serving of summer savory flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Savory has an edible flower. Consider using savory flower in salads and as a garnish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 518: mace

    Mace is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mace.

    Eat mace at least once per month. You may eat mace every day.

    Mace is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 519: Napa cabbage

    Napa cabbage is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Napa cabbage.

    Eat at least one serving of Napa cabbage per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 520: snapdragon

    Snapdragon is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for snapdragon.

    Scientific and botanical name: Antirrhinum majus

    Eat at least one serving of snapdragon at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Snapdragon is an edible flower. Consider using snapdragon in salads and as a garnish. Snapdragon has a bland to bitter taste.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 521: mahlab or mahaleb cherry

    Mahlab is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mahlab.

    Eat mahlab at least once per month. You may eat mahlab every day.

    Mahlab is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 522: rapreseed leaves

    Rapeseed leaves is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for rapeseed leaves.

    Rapeseed is now often called canola (for Canadian oil) because many people find the old traditional name offensive.

    Eat at least one serving of rapeseed leaves per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 523: society garlic

    Society garlic is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for society garlic.

    Scientific and botanical name: Tulbaghia violacea

    Eat at least one serving of society garlic at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Society garlic is an edible flower. Consider using society garlic in salads and as a garnish. Society garlic flower has a very mild garlic flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 524: marshmallow

    Marshmallow is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for marshmallow.

    Not to be confused with artificial marshmallow, often made from corn syrup. This is a reference to the actual real plant.

    Eat marshmallow at least once per month. You may eat marshmallow every day.

    Marshmallow is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 525: Chinese lettuce

    Chinese lettuce is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for Chinese lettuce.

    Eat at least one serving of Chinese lettuce per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 526: squash blossom

    Squash blossom (also known as zucchini blossom) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for squash blossom.

    Scientific and botanical name: Cucurbita pepo Spp.

    Eat at least one serving of squash blossom at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Squash blossom is an edible flower. Consider using squash blossom in salads and as a garnish. Squash blossom has a sweet, nectar flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 527: mastic

    Mastic is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mastic.

    Eat mastic at least once per month. You may eat mastic every day.

    Mastic is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 528: kudzu root

    Kudzu root is sacred to Bast, Aset (Isis), and Aset’s husband Asar. Honor and thank Bast, Aset, and Asar for kudzu root.

    Eat at least one serving of kudzu root per month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 529: sunflower

    Sunflower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sunflower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Helianthus annus

    Eat at least one serving of sunflower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Sunflower has an edible flower. Consider using sunflower in salads and as a garnish. Sunflower has a leafy, slightly bitter taste. Lessen the bitter taste by lightly steaming the petals. Unopened flower buds can be steamed like artichokes.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 530: mugwort

    Mugwort is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for mugwort.

    Eat mugwort at least once per month. You may eat mugwort every day.

    Mugwort is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 531: thyme flower

    Thyme flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for thyme.

    Scientific and botanical name: Thymus vulgaris

    Eat at least one serving of thyme flower at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Thyme has an edible flower. Consider using thyme flower in salads and as a garnish. Thyme flower has a lemon flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 532: myrtle

    Myrtle is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for myrtle.

    Eat myrtle at least once per month. You may eat myrtle every day.

    Myrtle is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 533: violet

    Violet is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for violet.

    Scientific and botanical name: Viola

    Eat at least one serving of violet at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Violet is an edible flower. Consider using violet in salads and as a garnish. Violet has a sweet, nectar-like flavor.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 534: nettle

    Nettle is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for nettle.

    Eat nettle at least once per month. You may eat nettle every day.

    Nettle is typically used as a spice or herb.

    In its raw form, nettle is known as stinging nettle and is poisonious plant. Dried and then boiled nettle leaves help clean the bowels.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 535: yucca

    Banana yucca is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for banana yucca.

    Scientific and botanical name: Yucca baccata

    Eat at least one serving of banana yucca (petals and fruit only) at least once a month, taking in account the season and local availability.

    Banana yucca is an edible flower. Consider using banana yucca in salads and as a garnish. banana yucca has a crunchy, fresh flavor.

    Warning: Eat only the petals and the fruit of the banana yucca. Other parts of the plant have saponin, a poison.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 536: nigella

    Nigella is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for nigella.

    Eat nigella at least once per month. You may eat nigella every day.

    Nigella is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 536: olida

    Olida is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for olida.

    Eat olida at least once per month. You may eat olida every day.

    Olida is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 538: pandanus flower

    Pandanus flower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pandanus flower.

    Eat pandanus flower at least once per month. You may eat pandanus flower every day.

    Pandanus flower is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 539: pandan leaf

    Pandan leaf is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pandan leaf.

    Eat pandan leaf at least once per month. You may eat pandan leaf every day.

    Pandan leaf is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 540: paracress

    Paracress is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for paracress.

    Eat paracress at least once per month. You may eat paracress every day.

    Paracress is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 541: pepper rosé

    Pepper rosé is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for pepper rosé.

    Eat pepper rosé at least once per month. You may eat pepper rosé every day.

    Pepper rosé is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 542: perilla

    Perilla is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for perilla.

    Eat perilla at least once per month. You may eat perilla every day.

    Perilla is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 543: poppy seed

    Poppy seed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for poppy seed.

    Eat poppy seed at least once per month. You may eat poppy seed every day.

    Poppy seed is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Poppy seed goes well with bread and potato.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 544: rue

    Rue is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for rue.

    Eat rue at least once per month. You may eat rue every day.

    Rue is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 545: safflower

    Safflower is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for safflower.

    Scientific and botanical name: Carthamus tinctorius

    Eat safflower at least once per month. You may eat safflower every day.

    Safflower is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Safflower is an edible flower. Consider using safflower in salads and as a garnish. Safflower has a very mild saffron-like flavor.

    Warning: Only the petals of this composite flower is edible. The pollen is highly allergenic and may cause reactions. Those with asthma, hayfever, or ragweed alergy should not consume or touch composite flowers.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 546: salad burnet

    Salad burnet is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for salad burnet.

    Eat salad burnet at least once per month. You may eat salad burnet every day.

    Salad burnet is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 547: sea salt

    Sea salt is sacred to Aset (Isis) and rock salt is sacred to Seth. Honor and thank Aset for sea salt.

    Eat sea salt or rock salt at least once per week. You may eat sea salt or rock salt every day.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 548: sassafras

    Sassafras is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sassafras.

    Eat sassafras at least once per month. You may eat sassafras every day.

    Sassafras is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 549: savory

    Savory is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for savory.

    Eat savory at least once per month. You may eat savory every day.

    Savory is typically used as a spice or herb.

    Savory goes well with dried beans, corn, and fish.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 550: sichuan pepper

    Sichuan pepper is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sichuan pepper.

    Eat sichuan pepper at least once per month. You may eat sichuan pepper every day.

    Sichuan pepper is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 551: silphion

    Silphion is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for silphion.

    Eat silphion at least once per month. You may eat silphion every day.

    Silphion is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 552: southernwood

    Southernwood is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for southernwood.

    Eat southernwood at least once per month. You may eat southernwood every day.

    Southernwood is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 553: star anise

    Star anise is sacred to Bast and Seshat (Sothis). Honor and thank Bast and Seshat for star anise.

    Eat star anise at least once per month. You may eat star anise every day.

    Star anise is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 554: sumac

    Sumac is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for sumac.

    Eat sumac at least once per month. You may eat sumac every day.

    Sumac is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 555: taramind

    Taramind is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for taramind.

    Eat taramind at least once per month. You may eat taramind every day.

    Taramind is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 556: tonka bean

    Tonka bean is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for tonka bean.

    Eat tonka bean at least once per month. You may eat tonka bean every day.

    Tonka bean is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 557: Vietnamese mint

    Vietnamese mint is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for Vietnamese mint.

    Eat Vietnamese mint at least once per month. You may eat Vietnamese mint every day.

    Vietnamese mint is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 558: wasabi

    Wasabi is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for wasabi.

    Eat wasabi at least once per month. You may eat wasabi every day.

    Wasabi is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 559: wattleseed

    Wattleseed is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for wattleseed.

    Eat wattleseed at least once per month. You may eat wattleseed every day.

    Wattleseed is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 560: white mustard

    White mustard is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for white mustard.

    Eat white mustard at least once per month. You may eat white mustard every day.

    White mustard is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 561: white pepper

    White pepper is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for white pepper.

    Eat white pepper at least once per month. You may eat white pepper every day.

    White pepper is typically used as a spice or herb.

    White pepper is usually used as a substitute for black pepper when black pepper would discolor a light-colored or white dish..

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


Day 562: zedoary

    Zedoary (white tumeric) is sacred to Bast. Honor and thank Bast for zedoary.

    Eat zedoary at least once per month. You may eat zedoary every day.

    Zedoary is typically used as a spice or herb.

    More information (including nutritional and Goddess information) coming soon.


stop eating meat

    For those raised on eating meats, switching to a meatless diet will be difficult. It can best be handled in stages, eliminating first red meats, then all mammals, and then birds.

    In July 2009, after an exhaustive study review, the American Dietetic Association concluded that well-planned vegetarian diets are safe for all people at every stage of life, including pregnant women, nursing mothers, babies, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

    The American Dietetic Association emphasizzed that a meat-free meal plan may lower rates of obesity, Type 2 adult onset diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

    “Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines. There are sweet-flavored herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter; only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass.”, Pythagoras (Greek mathematician). Pythagoras ate bread and honey for breakfast and raw vegetables for supper. He also paid fishermen to throw their catch back into the sea.

    “Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstinence from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of mind the first man touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, set forth tables of dead, stale bodies, and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds? It is certainly not lions or wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless, tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us. For the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being. … If you declare that you are naturally designed for such a diet, then first kill for yourself what you wnt to eat. Do it, however, only through your own resources, unaided by cleaver or cudgel or any kind of ax.”, Plutarch (Roman historian).

    “It may indeed be doubted whether butchers’ meat is anywhere a necessary of life. Grain and other vegetables, with the help of milk, cheese, and butter, or oil, where butter is not to be had, afford the most plentiful, the most wholesome, the most nourishing, and the most invigorating diet. Decency nowhere requires that any man should eat butchers’ meat.”, Adam Smith (British economist).

    “Let the advocate of animal food force himself to a decisive experiment on its fitness, and as Plutarch recommends, tear a living lamb with his teeth and, plunging his head into its vitals, slake his thirst with the steaming blood … then, and then only, would he be consistent.”, Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet).

    “Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal? True, he can and does live, in a great measure, by preying on other animals; but this is a miserable way—as any one who will go to snaring rabbits, or slaughtering lambs, may learn—and he will be regarded as a benefactor of his race who shall teach man to confine himself to a more innocent and wholesome diet. Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.”, Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

    “Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal—be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse—knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty.”, Isaac Bashevis Singer (Nobel literature prize winner).

note:

    Note that the day by day plan is being written more slowly than the days are passing. This is not a problem because the plan involves making long term changes for the better and you are encouraged to work at your own personal pace, which will probably be less than one change per day anyway. I currently have about four to five hours a week to write for the entire website. Please be patient.

    Information on cutting back on sugar and salt will be added soon.

 

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    CannabisClergy.com is now officially sponsored by Pr Ntr Kmt. This website will continue to provide information for any form of cannabis religion, using the ancient Egyptian religion as a primary example.

warning:

    The courts have already ruled in multiple cases that a person who starts preparing a religious defense (including gathering certificates and other paperwork) after arrest loses all chance to use the late religious defense. It is essential that you prepare your defense before you are arrested. Adequate preparation may even prevent arrest.

    This website is concerned with religious matters and only obliquely discusses the law. I strongly recommend that medical marijuana ministers rely on a high quality lawyer.

    I (Milo) use my own religion as an example, because this is the religion I know well. I strongly urge peoplee to get together with their lawyer and prepare a similar discussion for their own religion. Again, my religion is only an example.

    Good news: Many people over the years have successfully used Pr Ntr Kmt religious cannabis certificates. The author of this website has personally several times over more than a decade shown various police Pr Ntr Kmt documentation and the police have politely returned the religious cannabis. There are at least two Pr Ntr Kmt cannabis ministers who have been released after the police discovered several pounds of religious cannabis (although the police kept the cannabis). There are numerous real world successes.

    Reality: If the government decides it wants to “get you”, then your only chance is if you can afford a really, really good lawyer.

    The law is whatever the government decides the law is.

    The rights you heard about in grade school only apply if you can afford a great lawyer. Public defenders are under-budgeted and only want to process paperwork for plea bargains. They simply don’t have the time or money for trials.

    We don’t want to discourage anyone from worshiping with cannabis, but we do want to strongly warn everyone that you have a significant risk of long term imprisonment or worse, especially outside of major industrialized nations.

    Please act responsibly. Please hire a lawyer if you can possibly afford to do so.

 

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