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Benefits of Functional Medicine

Hello fellow Health Seekers:

Allopathic medicine does have its benefits in cases of emergencies: resetting a bone fracture, treating trauma after an accident or severe burn, complications in childbirth and other circumstances.
But, most times it falls short in safe and effective treatment (Hippocrates oath says:”Do no harm”.)
In 1917, The Fetzer Report was passed and funded by the Rothschild’s stated that all Medical School curriculum was to be heavily Pharmaceutically based, with very little training in nutrition. Hence, the stronghold of Big Pharma in our everyday treatment of dis-ease, otherwise known as a bandaid.
Where Functional Medicine differs, is in its treatment, by getting to the root cause with non mainstream, non invasive and safe testing with blood, saliva, or urine, chiropractic adjustments and many other modalities.

I urge you to consider a Functional Medicine Practioner if you have symptoms, discomfort or have been recently diagnosed with a dis-ease (cancer, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma on and on) to get to the root cause, so you may reverse, prevent or at the very least minimize your malady.

I recently had a bone density scan and my results showed a low bone density score. My new allopathic doctor whom I had gone to see for baseline blood work only of course wanted to prescribe meds which was a “NO” no brainer for me. Had she read scientific medical journals, she would have been versed that osteo meds do not prevent or minimize osteoporosis. More than 10 studies have been done world wide over the last 8 years proving that meds do not help/minimize, prevent osteoporosis and the side effects are horrific. Your health is your responsibility!Don’t pass the buck to your MD.


Research shows that up to 90% of all illnesses today are related to nutrition and environment. We change our diets when diagnosed with a dis-ease, but we do not change our living situation. City water, plastics, radon, mold, Wi-Fi etc all add to ones toxic load and need to be addressed before you will eliminate or prevent dis-ease.I offer Healthy Home Environment inspections. If you are interested, please go to www.healthyhomeconsulting.ca for more information.

There is still availability for the Ultimate Health Recipe Retreat April 30-May 5

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey

Most Probiotics Are DOA!

Hello fellow Health Seekers:

Individuals who shop at Health Food Stores spend a lot of money on supplements, many of which are worthless because of their synthetic ingredients, decreased efficacy because of shipping or other factors.
For example, supplements that require refrigeration are not always shipped in refrigerated trucks…please view this short 2 minute video for the rest of the story…

There are many cleanse and detox programs on the market today and online programs, please view this very informative video (90 minutes) to see how you may change many health challenges thru a juice program. If you do not have a juicer, no worries. As long as you have a high powered blender as Vitamix or Blentec and a Nut Mylk bag (I sell them or you can p/u at a health Food store, make sure it is not synthetic material) you can make your own juices daily.
A simple Alkalizing Detox Drink to start your day :
Green Lemonade
3-4 stalks celery, cut into chunks
1-2 lemons with outer peel cut off
2 Granny Smith Apples
2-3 stalks kale with centre stalks removed
Add 1/2 cup water to blender, then, add all the ingredients except the kale and blend 10-15 seconds, now add the kale and continue until blended. Put thru nut mylk bag and enjoy!

If you would like to restore your energy, vitality, improve sleep, digestion and reduce bloating, please consider investing in yourself and be part of the Ultimate Health Recipe Retreat. More detailed information is available at this page under Retreat.

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey

Ultimate Health Recipe Retreat

Hello fellow Health seekers:

I am so excited about my upcoming 5 day retreat. I have been working earnestly to get the latest and the best information together so it can really impact your health, mental state and home environment to say nothing of the health professionals I have lined up.You can read more information at www.stovelesscuisine.com/retreat or view this short video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG4ckgqDByY&feature=em-upload_owner
Please share with friends. If you get 5 of your friends to attend, I can offer a great deal!

Say goodbye to your hot breakfast! It has been mainstream that wheat is sprayed with glyphosates, and now this latest update: http://glyphosate.com/2016-03-18-oats-wheat-and-flax-are-all-quietly-being-sprayed-with-cancer-causing-glyphosate-before-harvest-the-dirty-little-secret-of-the-food-industry-now-being-exposed.html

The latest research is suggesting that upwards of 80% of all dis-ease is caused by nutrition and environment.(poor dietary habits and a home ridden with environmental toxins)
“The right diet can save your life. The diseases that we are suffering from are actually not genetically induced; they are food borne illnesses. You eat your way in and you can eat your way out… we looked at the death rates from heart disease and cancer in the same 60 countries and matched them up. And so, if you look here, you will see that in Uganda, the percentage of calories from animal foods is really low, it’s 6.4%, and you end up with a cancer death rate of a little over 49 per 100,000 people. In carnivorous Hungarians where they are eating 30.7 % of calories from animal food, they have a 328.5 per 100,000 person cancer mortality rate versus 49.4 per 100,000.”
Watch this informative video to learn more: http://www. newstarget.com/watch/342/pamela-a-popper-phd-nd-lifestyle-or-genes-which-is-causing-disease

Over the years when working with clients and helping improve their diet, I realized that health is a three legged stool, most people address diet when diagnosed with a dis-ease, but ignore the home toxins that could very well have contributed to their dis-ease (cancer, heart disease, arthritis etc). When I was diagnosed with cancer 17 years ago, besides diet, I eliminated all toiletries and home cleaning products and opted for safe, toxin free ones. Please read the next article

Nutrition and home toxins are two of the key areas that I will be addressing and offer healthy solutions in my 5 Day Retreat. May I suggest you consider making your health a priority for 5 days and attend the Ultimate Health Recipe Retreat.
If you cannot make it, share with a friend or someone who has just been diagnosed with dis-ease, or just maybe could use a tune-up.

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey

Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Hello Fellow health Seekers:

Webster’s defines mindfulness as the practice of maintaining an non-judgemental state, an awareness of one’s thoughts or emotions on a moment to moment basis.It’s roots are in Buddhists teachings of awareness, acceptance, compassion and tolerance. It was first introduced to the US 30 years ago where research began initially in hospitals and then moved on to prisons and work with veterans. It has gained popularity in the last few years and is now taught in schools and in boardrooms.

Our society focuses either on the past or on the future. Mindfulness teaches you to be present now. (It has been shown to change the structure of the brain). The practice teaches you to incorporate mindfulness into the everyday things you do daily from driving to making meals to shopping. It is a way of being!It improves your concentration, levels of compassion, life satisfaction and decision-making.If the concept of mindfulness is new to you, I urge you to do some research online and enrol in a MSBR program.(Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).www.soundstrue.com offers some great programs.

Using the old slogan from Casinos, the meaning holds true in Mindfulness…


Thyroid problems especially in women is reaching epidemic proportions and may soon take over as the leading cause of death surpassing heart disease. Dr. Isabella Wentz who suffered from thyroid issues for almost a decade is releasing an documentary series online staring March 1st. I urge you to watch or purchase the series.

To register, please go to: http://thethyroidsecret.com/trailer/hlv2.php?utm_expid=137623102-9.pucl2SW7RneQOO_eHNRGWQ.1&t=102cbeff4a001a52a4ee6e7cbe2f71&a=3252&o=2&source=&aff_sub=&aff_sub2=&aff_sub3=&aff_sub4=&aff_sub5=&opt_in=4

I am hosting a 5-Day “Recipe For Health” retreat April 30-May5 in Caledon, On. Each day, a new recipe will be covered, which is not all food related. Recipe for Nutrition, Recipe for a Healthy Home, Recipe for Emotional Management, Recipe for Healing Modalities, Recipe for a personal assessment with a Health Care Professional and so forth. I will be posting a weekly, short video on my FB site under Stovelesscuisine that will further explain. If you wish, you can view more inf at www.stovelesscuisine.com/retreat. There is an early bird special. Get a group of your friends together for a great week to improve sleep and digestion, eliminate bloating, lose some weight, learn what body systems need a touch up, have more energy and leave feeling FANTASTIC! And a plethora of recipes to take home!

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey

Is Your Home Sick?

Hello fellow Health Seekers:

Did you know that our homes today are more air tight than ever before thus making the indoor air quality more toxic than the out doors. We are bombarded by off gasses from new furniture, new flooring, new paint, Wifi, plastics, PCOC’s, flouride in our water, dry cleaning, scented candles, air fresheners and home cleaning products as Lysol, Javex or Mr.Clean. What is one to do? Become an educated consumer, learn to read labels and ID the good guys from the bad, minimize and eliminate the toxins that you can and use safe alternatives or you can attend my free webinar “Is Your House Sick?” Tuesday, February 21 at 8 PM

To register, please go to:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/f9e25077408075d1d746f627e8486654

JJVirgin has released a movie about The Power of Hope and a Miracle Mindset in the tragic story of her sons hit and run accident. I urge you to watch this beautiful, inspiring free viewing until Feb 17.http://miraclemindset.com/world-premiere/?Id=190247&Email=alexibracey@gmail.com&inf_contact_key=e83e1adfb18e5998bdd1faa7fac00cfa4da8036c93d32b378f3defe9214224d0

I will be hosting:

Recipe for Health Retreat  April 30-May 5, 2017

What if in 5 days you could:
  • sleep better
  •  improve digestion
  •  eliminate bloating
  • loose some weight
  • learn what body systems need improving
  • have more energy
Includes personal assessment with a Health Professional, cooking classes and recipes that promote healthy eating habits, detoxifying baths and other detox related modalities, instructions on stress management, suggestions to eliminate home toxins.Lots of sharing, learning and  laughter.
This is 5 days on-sight intimate retreat in a lovely  country setting near Caledon, Ontario limited to 8 attendees. More information to follow shortly.
Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!
Alexi Bracey


Gluten Free May Not Be That Healthy, But We Need Gluten

Hello Fellow Health Seekers!

Gluten-free seems to be the latest rage! But by demoralizing gluten, we have added more “franken” foods to our list of highly sugary processed foods. Gluten free cookies and cupcakes, are still cookies and cupcakes. Often these processed gluten free snacks have more sugar added or the gluten free flours added spike the sugar even more. Many gluten free breads have lots of added corn starch (a filler and GMO product)
Processed oils are added as canola and soy (both GMO),safflower or sunflower that increase inflammation. We see examples of food marketing at its finest: Gluten free Jello or Gluten Free Cheesies

And now, turning the page to gluten!

The latest research suggests that we do need whole grains that contain gluten and yes many believe gluten is to blame (especially the glyphosate sprayed wheat), but our global inability to digest hard-to-digest foods, which is a result of a diet of processed foods, pesticides and environmental pollutants is the real culprit.

There’s good science that shows that these processed foods, not whole grains, have literally broken down our digestive system, particularly the microbes and the enzymes that help us break down wheat.

So how do you restore your digestive function? Avoid pesticides such as Roundup, which has become a staple food contaminant over the past two decades.(Eat organic) Glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — causes leaky gut syndrome. Genetically engineered (GE) foods are notorious for having higher amounts of glyphosate contamination, due to the crops being glyphosate resistant.

Studies have shown that when your body cannot break down the wheat, it goes undigested from your stomach into the small intestine. As a result of being undigested — due to weak stomach acid (as we get older, our Hcl stores decrease) and lack of bile to buffer those acids — the proteins enter into the collecting ducts of your lymphatic system, which lines your entire intestinal tract, and the lymphatics is the main detoxification system in your body.When the lymph around the intestinal tract gets congested, your intestinal tract will swell, making you feel bloated.

So, detox and eat foods that support a healthy liver, gall bladder and digestive tract. Once your gut is healed, you can introduce gluten whole foods into your diet. (Organic of course).

To learn how to improve liver, gall bladder and digestive tract health, please attend my webinar “Lifestyle Habits That Heal” on Wednesday, February 1st at 8 PM EST. To register, please go to:

Good health s a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey

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The Modern Plague

Hello Fellow Health Seekers;

Serious matters first:

Insulin resistance has been linked to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol to name a few but not by Allopathic doctors. Insulin resistance goes undiagnosed as the culprit for the above mentioned health concerns and is not part of the routine blood screening tests.

It is todays MODERN PLAGUE!

Sugar si the cocaine of the 21st centruy. Testing with mice showed that fed cocaine over a period of time to make them addicticted to it; when given sugar, it was their preferred substance of choice over cocaine!

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo has studied insulin resistance and diabetes for over 25 years. She lost several family memebers because of undiagnosed insulin resistance or not connecting the illness with it. She recently hosted an excellent webinar. I highly recommend that at the very least, you watch  the first hour, especially if you or a family member  are suffering from any of  the above mentioned health challenges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ywa6lZ-cc

On a related note, it has been researched and individuals who have uncontrollable eating urges/binges or don’t have the will power to loose weight or give up sugar, here is a quiz to determine your food sensitivity score, (once more insulin related.) www.foodfreedomquiz.com. Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson who has done extensive research in this field is also in the webinar at about the 70 minute mark. Very interesting information indeed.

Another excellent link for this silent killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQ4KuTT648&feature=youtu.be

On a lighter note:

Individuals function differently and more effectively at different times depending on their circadian cycle in a sense; some better in the AM, some better at night. This is a fun quiz to determine which animal/mammal you most resonate with: www.powerofwhenquiz.com

On a yummy note:

They say “It is not the gift, but the though that went into it” May I suggest delicious, tasty treats and snacks that happen to be dairy/gluten/sugar free…could say they are healing.I have them available for purchase in the GTA and surrounding areas, with samples available. I can meet you at your favourite Tea Bar or we can do a “drug” exchange at your favourite shopping mall parking lot. LOL. For a description and photos, please visit my stovelesscuisine page on FaceBook. And of course”Like” it.

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!


Confused About the Gluten/Dairy/Sugar Free trend?

Hello fellow Health Seekers:

There is much to learn and take into consideration about the gluten/dairy and sugar “frenzy”. Our wheat products are contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate, a key ingredient of Round-Up, to say nothing of the  fact that gluten  intolerances has become a major health concern causing causing leaky gut, autoimmune disease and linked to many other disorders.

An excellent article by Dr. Mercola:


Some foods that contain glyphosates include:

1) California wines

2) Bovine Growth Hormone (dairy products from the US)

3) Aspartame (Nutra Sweet, Equal) Best ant killer on the planet!

4) GMO (Genetically Modified Crops) you can get more info at www.ewg.org

5) Roundup Ready for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, canola and cotton

If you are familiar with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, he has authored best seller the Auto-Immune Fix, I highly recommend his book and especially his excellent “Betrayal” Edu-Docu series which  has been featured online several times. He also hosted the Gluten Summit, also very informative.

Gluten intolerance is a serious problem that doesn’t go away by eliminating wheat for 3 or 6 months….no gluten forever! Amen, end of story! In Europe, there is no Monsanto, so little if any gluten problems.

Dairy, another misleading sales gimmick with the milk moustache that drinking milk will make your bones strong and increase your calcium levels.

Why do women in China not get breast cancer?

Another great resource is “The China Study” by T.Colin Campbell

It is all related to dairy. Cows milk is an acid (except goats milk). When you drink milk (or eat yogurt or cheese) your body has to neutralize the acidity of the milk in order for it to be digested. So it draws minerals from the bones to neutralize that acidity. What does it leech? Calcium. So really, drinking milk causes osteoporosis.  Substitute almond or coconut kefir for yogurt. (Make your own). Non dairy cheese (more on that later)

Sugar is the cocaine of the 21st century. We are addicted to sugar: we need it in in our coffee, breakfast cereals,  bagels, muffins, snacks, canned soups, soda pops and fruit juices to name a few.

Cancer thrives in a  sugar environment., as does Candida (overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria in your gut) What do they give you after chemo or radiation. cookies and milk? What do they serve at Government subsidized Breast Cancer Support Groups, something sweet. Dah!!!!!

An excellent documentary on sugar:


To help you with menu planning for your family and friends who have gluten/dairy/sugar allergies, or intolerances, please join me for my “Confused about Dairy/Gluten/Sugar free Food Prep Class.

Thursday, December 8th, 6-9 PM in Burlington at a private home or

Sunday, December 11, noon-3 PM at Abundance, a Gluten Free and Allergy Store in Ajax.

Menu includes:

Red Beet Hummus

Sundried Tomato and Basil Cheese Tart

Sweet and Spicy Mustard Cheese Sticks

Smoked Gouda

Assorted Non Gluten Breads and Crackers 

Pomogranate Lemon Cheesecake

Registration is through Eventbrite.

Burlington: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confused-about-glutendairysugar-free-entertaining-tickets-29795436954

Ajax: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confused-about-glutendairysugar-free-entertaining-tickets-29759990934

Please share with family, friends and co-workers. You could save or improve someones life!

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!



Autoimmune Docu-Series

Hello fellow Health Seekers:

After a long sabbatical this year, I am back with blogs, food prep classes, webinars etc. I have taken numerous courses this summer on Mindfulness, Healing Emotional wounds, the works of Daniel Amen and Bruce Lipton. There have been numerous health education   courses this year with many Summits from Supplements, Alzheimers, Adrenals, Sleep, Beauty and Skin and Auto Immune to name a few I have watched many of them and though the information has been excellent, it is information overload. However, I will be incorporating much of this knowledge into my programs.

In case you missed the first time Betrayal series on AutoImmune disease they are not telling you. It is being offered once more starting today. The videos are 60-90 minutes long (7 of them) and the latest, relevant information on Auto-immune disease is worth the investment in time to watch. To register for free, go to: https://betrayalseries.com/sayerji

We live in an information age, so I will be offering small snippets of interesting articles as not to overwhelm.You may also visit my FB page for other  relevant articles.

1) How the government scares you into taking a flu shot http://tv.greenmedinfo.com/government-scares-taking-flu-shot/

2)A safer alternative to prozac http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/groundbreaking-study-finds-turmeric-extract-superior-prozac-depression

3) Some good news for red wine drinkers       http://www.truthaboutabs.com/red-wine-benefits.html

I spent a year taking an Environmental Toxin Course. I do  assessments in peoples home whether they want to minimize their toxins as preventative or perhaps they have a health challenge and cannot get relief or find a solution. This is especially important for parents-in-waiting who are designing the nursery. There are many, unknown to the average consumer, toxins in the material cribs are constructed with, the materials in the mattresses (applies to adults as well), rugs,  or floor finishes to name a few. I also assess the EMF frequencies in the home as well. If you or someone you know would like a home inspection, please email me at alexi@stovelesscuisine.com

Gluten, Dairy Free Entertaining for the Holidays- class details to follow. If interested or if you would like to host, please email me.

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely,

Alexi Bracey

Cancer Prevention is a Three Legged Stool

Hello Fellow Health Seekers:

Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or are living under a cloud of your own diagnosis because of a history of family cancer, or even if you just want to take preventative steps to ward of cancer, three areas need to be addressed for a desired outcome!

Cancer Prevention Is Three Legged Stool

The main focus on cancer prevention is usually diet: foods to eliminate or foods to incorporate. So you start eating organic, non-GMO (genetically modified foods), daily juicing and wheatgrass, raw and living foods (sprouts) eliminate sugar and dairy or adapt a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.

This is all great! But, this is just one leg of the stool.

Equally important is another leg of your health stool, your home environment.

There are many toxins and off gases lurking in your cleaning products, toiletries, plumbing, flooring and carpets.

Do you drink city water? Have you eliminated Wi-Fi? (All computers should be hardwired) no Smart Meters, no microwave ovens, and no plastic for starters. Small or big changes will compliment and support your healthier eating habits, but….

Don’t forget the final leg of your health stool, you mental and emotional health.

Do you have a grateful heart, a positive attitude, and practice random acts of kindness and can you forgive?

And most importantly, do you know how to relax, de-stress and maintain that level of reduced cortisol and increased DHEA (the happy hormone)?

Latest research suggests an emotional trauma within 24 months of occurrence has a higher incidence of cancer diagnosis.

All three legs need to be addressed and healthy lifestyle habits implemented.

If you would like to explore your options, whether you are diagnosed with cancer or seeking prevention) book you complimentary 45 minute Discovery Session with me at https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11133791

Please share this opportunity with family, friends or anyone you know who has been diagnosed or is living with cancer, overwhelmed and scared.

In this issue:

  •  Pain Relief Summit
  • Winter of Wellness
  • 5 Food Medicines That Could Save Your Lives
  • Hemp Nuts-One of Natures Perfect Foods
  • How To Find Peace Within Yourself- The Invocation-movie
  • 5-Day Raw Food Detox

1) The Pain Relief Project begins on Monday, January 19, register for free  https://as219.isrefer.com/go/summitreg/health4wealth/

2) Winter of Wellness- http://winterofwellness.com/program

3) http://foodrevolution.org/blog/5-food-medicines-possibly-save-life/

4) https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/14b0771b59684301


6) There are still a few openings for the 5-Day Raw Food Detox coming up on Feb 8-13. This 5-Day Program includes:

  • Pre and Post assessments with a health care provider
  • Fresh organic juices, including wheatgrass shots
  • Healing raw organic meals
  • A variety of herbal and detoxifying teas
  • Use of alkalized, micro-clustered Kangen water
  • Raw Food Prep Classes including, kefir, kimchi and sprouting demos
  • Daily Detox Baths, use of Far Infrared Sauna, Chi Machine & Far Infrared Dome
  • Health lectures and evening videos
  • Reflexology, Reiki, Raindrop or Thai Chi Massage availability
  • Tools to calm the mind using Heart Math tools
  • Other healing modalities
  • Daily healthy lifestyle program to take home

Your investment for this 5-Day Rejuvenating Detox is $1997 plus HST                    Save $300 if you book and pay in full by January 26, 2015                                         $500 deposit upon booking, balance due January 30, 2015                                  Refund greater than 14 days prior minus $300                                                             Less than 14 days, refund minus $500

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!  

 Alexi Bracey