Friday, October 20, 2017

Interesting Information

I saw a new ARNP this week, she was great! We talked about my sleep issues, so she said to try drinking Catnip Tea. Will give it a try. I am having trouble finding it in the stores, but I saw it on Amazon. Alvita brand is a good one, make sure it is organic. She also suggested I steep an organic onion in filtered water for 5 minutes and add a bit of organic honey to it. The combination is supposed to help get rid of the mucous in your throat. Interesting huh? I love meeting new professionals, they always seem to be so real and so wise!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Raspberry Linzer Cookies

I wanted something with my organic coffee yesterday and spotted their Raspberry Linzer Cookies, so I decided to try them. They were light, crispy, had just the right amount of raspberry jam and they melted in my mouth. I really enjoyed them thoroughly, that is until I read the ingredients! It's a good thing I didn't read the list before hand, huh?

Glutenetto Italian Cookies – Raspberry Linzer
Ingredients: Gluten free proprietary flour mixture (brown rice flour, tapioca flour, corn flour, white sorghum flour, potato starch), unsalted butter(pasteurized cream), organic evaporated cane juice (sugar), almond meal, raspberry preserve (raspberry, corn syrup, fruit pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate) , cage-free egg white, natural vanilla, lemon and almond extracts, icing sugar (dextrose, corn starch, vegetable shortening, titanium dioxide), xanthan gum.

Coconut Milk

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

1 can coconut milk & 4 cups filtered water.

Blend 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut & 4 cups filtered water.

1 cup coconut manna or coconut butter & 3 cups filtered water.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Baked Apples

Serves: 4
Use Organic:

4 large apples
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
½ cup coconut palm sugar
¼ cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Garden of Life Coconut Oil
1 cup boiling water


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut out holes into each apple for stuffing (a paring knife works best, remove seeds and leave ½ inch of the bottom of each apple intact).
Mix together nuts, sugar, raisins and cinnamon.
Stuff mixture into each apple then place ½ Tablespoon of coconut oil on top.
Place apples into a baking dish, then add boiling water into the dish and place in oven.
Bake apples for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from oven, baste apples with juices from bottom of baking dish and serve with vanilla ice cream or non-dairy ice cream such as “nana-moo”.
- Garden of Life Extraordinary Health News

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Helpful Information

3 Diet Changes That Can Lower High Blood Pressure
Limit salt. Excess sodium leads to water retention, which taxes your heart, boosting BP.
Eat Fatty Fish. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have been shown to reduce BP.
Snack on Bananas. Potassium-rich produce can lessen the effects of sodium on BP.
-Prevention Magazine, September 2017

Quick Tip

Dried beans never spoil, but after about two years they become almost impossible to rehydrate. So if that big bag of black beans has been living in your pantry for too long, toss it...or use it to do bicep curls.
-Nutrition Action Healthletter, October 2017

Dish of the Month

Avocado Toast
Top gluten free toast with avocado, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and a grind of black pepper. Add sliced radish or tomato, a few arugula or watercress leaves, or a poached or boiled egg.
-Nutrition Action Healthletter, October 2017