Natural healing, natural wellness

Sunflower Seed, Lemon & Garlic Dip

If you find raw garlic too pungent to eat but really want to enjoy the health benefits of raw garlic – especially its cancer-fighting properties – here’s a recipe for a delicious, lip-smacking dip which masks the pungency:

1 to 1-1/2 cups sunflower seeds (depending on desired consistency)
Juice of 4 lemons
1 tbs raw Celtic sea salt (or to taste)
1 crown / bulb (note: NOT clove) of garlic
1 cup water

Blend until smooth and creamy. That’s it! Enjoy with healthy chips, crackers or toast for maximum benefits.

Anti-Fungal, Anti-Cancer Garlic Paste

Both garlic and coconut oil are known to have a multitude of health benefits, such as being anti-fungal and even anti-cancer. Recently, I’ve been eating a clove or two of freshly-chopped garlic in a tablespoonful of pure, virgin coconut oil twice daily. Just today, I came across a simple Lebanese recipe for a garlic paste which some may find more palatable. Called “toom”, this paste can be stored in the fridge after it’s made for a fortnight or so.

Toom is used in a variety of ways:

* Spread on bread when making sandwiches
* As an ingredient for making hummus or baba ghanuj or mtabbal
* As an ingredient for salad dressing
* When making meatballs
* In soups, stews or steamed vegetables, stirred in at the last minute
* As a dip for toasted bread

Here’s the recipe:


2 heads of garlic, cloves peeled and chopped in half.

2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

3 teaspoons of salt.

3/4 cup olive or coconut oil.

Optional: 1 small baked potato or 2 slices of white bread or 1/4 cup of mayo or drained plain yogurt.


1. Peel the garlic.
2. Place the garlic cloves, salt, lemon juice in a mini food processor or blender. Whirl for a couple of minutes then drip in the oil with the machine running. Continue until the mixture emulsifies.
3. To thicken the toom and dull the sharpness of the garlic taste, you can add and process any of the following: cooked potato, or bread (American-style, crust removed), or mayo (from a jar) or drained yogurt. For a pure and more concentrated garlic paste, omit these ingredients.

What Causes Cancer?

When you’ve done the whole conventional cancer treatment route – chemotherapy, radiation and even surgery – and the cancer still returns, again and again, what do you do? Do you keep doing the same thing, hoping that something will finally work and cure you of cancer?

An oncologist I previously had once told me that chemotherapy and radiation doesn’t kill cancer. At most, they help to shrink the tumors and manage the disease. Removing the cancer cells from the body, in other words surgery, gave a better chance of ridding the body of cancer. Even then, there were no guarantees.

So what do you do when allopathic cancer treatment has failed you and the cancer continues to progress? There is a saying that if you continue to do exactly the same thing every time, you will get exactly the same results. Nothing will change.

There are those who believe that a cancer cure can only be found if you get to the bottom of what caused the cancer in the first place. If you don’t, the cancer will just keep recurring, even if you do the whole gamut of conventional cancer treatment. This is where complementary, alternative and holistic therapy comes in. It’s a different, even radical, way of dealing with cancer. Some ideas may seem flaky but when traditional cancer therapy isn’t working for you, thinking out of the box may actually save your life. Keep an open mind, because there’s a great deal that even the best cancer researchers in the world don’t know.

For the past few months, I’ve been looking into alternative cancer approaches like the alkaline diet and lifestyle and the fungal theory. In the next few posts, I’ll share my findings.