Cooking Essentials

Water Purifiers, Sea Salt, Healing Cuisine Cookbooks & DVD

Multipure water purification systems are a lifetime investment at the best price.

Pure water is as important as pure food. Indeed, both are essential to life. Making up over 70% of our body mass, water influences metabolism, digestion, and mental focus.

Water for drinking and cooking is meant to be filtered at the point of use, the tap. Bottled water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Healing Cuisine recommends all of the Multipure water purification systems. The quality is the highest and the price is right for this basic kitchen tool. Originators of the solid carbon block filtration technology, Multipure filters vastly surpass granular carbon filters in effectiveness. Vigorously tested annually to obtain the highest NSF rating certifications for removal of contaminants, naturally-occurring minerals are preserved because, being sub-micron in size, they pass through the filter material. The other two water filtration techniques, distillation and reverse osmosis (RO), remove all minerals.

Decades ago, the U.S. Presidential Cancer Panel advised people to filter tap water to reduce exposure to carcinogens, created by reactions of disinfectants such as chlorine with organic matter naturally occurring in water. More recent studies, conducted by the independent Orb Media non-profit journalism organization in 2017, discovered: 1. 83% of the world’s tap water—and 94% of US tap water—contained plastic fibers, and 2. over 90% of all disposable plastic bottled water around the world is contaminated with plastic fibers and microplastic particles. Multipure’s drinking water systems are certified by NSF to treat “incidental contaminants” (plastic particles) under Standard 401. Removal of pharmaceutical drugs is also confirmed.

Sources: Scientific American, Jan., 18, 2007; International Journal of Cancer, April 2006, https://orbmedia.org/stories/plus-plastic and http://time.com/4928759/plastic-fiber-tap-water-study/, 2017

Other benefits of Multipure water filtration systems include:

  • Economical: Only 9 cents per gallon, much cheaper than bottled water
  • Environmentally friendly: A Multipure filter replaces 8,000 12-ounce plastic water bottles.
  • Industry-leading 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Lifetime warranty on system housing

 

The two most popular models both provide 750 gallons of purified water.

The below-the-sink model: Aquaversa
Ideal for homeowners because it is connected to the plumbing beneath your sink. COST: $430 plus shipping & tax

The countertop model: Aquadome
It’s perfect for apartment dwellers. The unit connects to the existing sink faucet; no need to alter the plumbing. COST: $300 plus shipping & tax

 

Aquaversa

Aquadome

For more information and to place an order:

Contact Meredith with questions, to receive a brochure, or to place your order. If you choose to place your order on the company website, www.multipure.com, at checkout  please click “How Did You Hear About Us?” Choose Multipure Independent Builder and enter ID #168507.

Sea Salt

How the Right Kind of Salt May Save Your Life

Healing Cuisine’s preferred sea salt is finely-ground Celtic Sea Salt from Selina Naturally. This salt is hand-harvested from the pristine Brittany Coast of France. It is independently tested annually to prove its claims of nutrient density. Here’s some clarifying info from “Get the Salt In” by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, bestselling author and pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues:

“Salt is so important that it used to be worth its weight in gold and was used as a form of currency. The truth is that sodium, found in the form of sodium chloride or salt, plays countless critical roles in the human body that no other macro-mineral can come close to matching! Without the right kind of salt, our bodies would become like statues. Sodium has a surprisingly pivotal effect on all of our muscles (especially the heart), a calming effect on stress, and a catalytic role in digestion.

“At least 1,000 to 2,000 mg of daily salt is vital for the blood and the lymphatic fluid. But most surprising is the understanding that sodium (along with zinc and iodine) is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid (HCL), the digestive fluid secreted by the stomach in order to break down protein and keep calcium, magnesium, and iron properly metabolized. Nearly 70% of Americans over age 40 are HCL deficient, so a lack of this important mineral may be the key to understanding why so many of us take prescription and over the counter digestive aids.

“…As an isotonic solution, the highest concentration of the elements in an unrefined sea salt includes magnesium, potassium, chloride, sodium and calcium, similar to the internal profile of our very own body fluids…I have used and experimented with many unrefined sea salts, unrefined rock salts, and Himalayan pink salts over the years. I am often asked which brand I would recommend…My favorite always comes back to Selina Naturally’s Celtic Sea Salt, which I rely upon daily as my ‘adrenal tonic’ and for cooking. From my experience and research, this salt contains the healthiest mineral balance, especially when it comes to magnesium, the mineral connected to over 350 metabolic processes!”

Note from Meredith: This is the sea salt I’ve used since the 1970s when I studied with European macrobiotic teachers Jacques and Yvette deLangre, the first to import it. I consider Celtic Sea Salt to be a natural mineral supplement in that it contains all the minerals and trace elements that exist in Nature, as do sea vegetables. A third-party laboratory analysis is done for each lot, testing for minerals, pH, and impurities. It is sustainably harvested, not mined. Local workers are treated and paid fairly for their harvest.

To order Celtic Sea Salt at a 10% discount, visit www.selinanaturally.com and use the special coupon code: HEALINGCUISINE.

 

Cookbooks & DVD

Healing Cuisine founder Meredith McCarty’s three cookbooks and DVD offer an abundance of vegan and macrobiotic recipes for meals that heal. Whole-Grain Sourdough Breads DVD is available for purchase from Healing Cuisine. Meredith’s three cookbooks are currently out-of-print. Please search for them on these websites that carry out-of-print and used books: www.amazon.comwww.ebay.com,  www.bookfinder.com or www.abebooks.com. More original recipes are posted weekly, along with the latest diet and health news, in Meredith’s Health E-Newsletter. Sign up by contacting her.

Rejuvenate your body as you expand your repertoire by trying at least one new recipe each week. Meredith’s writing style is both informative and entertaining. Her consistently successful recipes, designed for both beginner and seasoned cooks, have passed the taste tests of thousands of diners. All recipes are vegan (dairy-free vegetarian) and macrobiotic (feature healing foods presented in balanced proportions as consumed by the healthiest and longest-lived people on the planet). So join in one of life’s greatest pleasures, those moments when we share with each other the delights of the table.

Sweet and Natural, More than 120 Sugar-Free and Dairy-Free Desserts

Sweet and Natural received the Versailles World Cookbook Fair Award. Truly, you don’t need to desert dessert just because you want to eat healthy. Using seasonal fruits, whole grain flours (including wheat- and gluten-free flours), natural sweeteners and thickeners, vegetable oils, and non-dairy “milks,” the cutting-edge dessert recipes span cakes, pies, crisps and cobblers, cookies, fresh fruit desserts and sorbets. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Review

“Meredith McCarty is a genius in the kitchen. Her recipes are wonderful and, from a health standpoint, they’re just what the doctor ordered. I highly recommend this outstanding collection of healthy desserts.”—Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

American Macrobiotic Cuisine

Blending traditional culinary wisdom from East and West, Meredith’s first cookbook, American Macrobiotic Cuisine, provides 100 simple, original recipes for a healthful low-fat, high-fiber diet. Avery Publishing Group.

Review

“Meredith McCarty’s American Macrobiotic Cuisine presents macrobiotic cooking styles in a very palatable way. She gives plenty of information about the macrobiotic diet and philosophy in a very honest and down–to–earth manner, without weighing it down with guilt–producing judgments…a good friend to any vegetarian or aspiring macrobiotic cook.”–Natural Health magazine

Fresh from a Vegetarian Kitchen

The “Fresh” approach to cooking yields light, sensible sustenance with pizzazz. The 450 recipes and 75 well-planned menus cover everyday meals, ethnic vegan cuisine, and meals for special occasions. St. Martin’s Press.

Review

Meredith McCarty’s wonderful and delicious food has been a delight in our home for years. She has taught us much about the healing power of our own bodies through her recipes.”—Benjamin Spock MD, author of Baby and Childcare

Whole Grain Sourdough Breads DVD

Whole-grain sourdough breads are the most digestible way to consume whole grains used in breadmaking. All grains contain phytic acid which can prevent the absorption of minerals. German research shows that the sourdough process neutralizes all the phytic acid whereas yeasted bread does not. DVD includes recipe booklet featuring the basic bread recipe with variations, plus seven luscious spreads and patés. 46 minutes.

Reviews

“Having sampled her sourdough bread, I can truly say it is my favorite recipe in its class.”—Annemarie Colbin, Founder, The Natural Gourmet Cookery School, NYC

“Very complete instructions, yet not overwhelming…just the basics you need. Her added booklet gives you a ‘hard copy’ summary and includes delicious toppings. Get your hands on some real dough!!”—Chuck Lowery, Founder, Pacific Bakery, Oceanside, CA

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