Feb 10

Your Welcome Tangerine Cream Treat

Tangerine Treat

Fresh tangerines – juiced
Ketogenic Coconut Creamer

Pour the fresh tangerine juice in a glass and add your homemade coconut creamer and mix with a blender or frother.

Start with 1/3 creamer and 2/3 tangerine juice. Adjust proportions to your own taste…..Your Welcome!

 

 

Feb 10

Ketogenic Coconut Creamer

Ketogenic Coconut Creamer

Ingredients:

1 can Native Forest Coconut Milk
1 can Native Forest Coconut Cream
2 TB Coconut Oil (optional)
2 TB Vanilla
2 Squirts liquid Stevia (more or less to taste)

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour finished product into a safe container and store in the refrigerator. Use it just as you would if you used a dairy creamer.

Best if used within two weeks.

I prefer the Native Forest brand as their cans are PBA free. The coconut milk and cream naturally contains coconut oil, so adding additional coconut oil to the mix is optional. Our brains need healthy fat so I like to add a little extra.

This creamer is great to use in coffee or hot tea instead of dairy creamer.

For an extra treat try this delicious Your Welcome Tangerine Cream drink using this Coconut Creamer

Sep 11

Aloe Vera Probiotic Kefir Water

If you haven’t been making your own kefir water, it’s high time you did!

If you are a client of mine then you are probably already on a good probiotic supplement for excellent gut health and immune system support. Science has also found certain strains of microbes to be helpful for depression and anxiety.

What is Kefir Water?

Kefir water is made from kefir grains. The kefir grain is not actually a grain but a symbiotic polysaccharide containing both yeast and bacteria that ferments sucrose and breaking it down into more easily digested fructose and glucose. Fructose is easily digested by the liver and does not spike blood sugar the way sucrose does.

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Don’t panic about drinking “sugar water”. This is a natural process where the kefir bacteria feeds on the sugar, and as it ferments, the sugar content is reduced.

Kefir water is full of beneficial bacteria, yeasts, enzymes, easily digested sugars, acids, vitamins and minerals. In fact, one study showed that Water Kefir contained over 450 kinds of beneficial bacteria!

In my opinion, the taste of plain kefir water is rather boring. While some prefer it that way, I like to put mine through a second 24hr brew with juice or crushed fruit, making kefir “soda”. Organic Black Cherry juice is one of my favorites as my drink is now turbo charged with natural antioxidants from black cherries. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

A Doctor’s Story About His Mental Illness

Portions of this article are from www.KevinMD, as written by Mark Vonnegut, MD, JUNE 19, 2015. Click here to read the entire article.

Dr. Vonnegut spent time in a mental hospital as a young man, determined to get well, get out, and get on with life. He progressed from being a landscaper, to medical school, married with three sons, and is a published Author. He gives hope to those struggling with any type of mental illness. Excerpts of the article are below.

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“…In my career as a mental patient, I started with schizophrenia, worked my way up through manic depression, and have now settled at bipolar disorder. I can joke about it because I recovered sufficiently to get into and through medical school, internship, and residency, and have had the enormous honor and privilege of being trusted by parents to help them and their children. I make no bones about it; I make mistakes just like everyone else, but am very proud of how well I do my job….

“There are all kinds of statistics, but the bottom line is that no one among us is 100 percent crazy, and no one is 100 percent sane. The chance that you or someone you love won’t need help at some point with what we broadly call “mental illness” is 0. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

“Tumbleweed” Thistle – aka – Russian Thistle

Awww…The Texas tumbleweeds!  Scenes like this one were very common in Lubbock wa10cwhere I was born, and lived, until I was ten years old.

However, around our home, the tumble weeds were never allowed to get that large because, while they were still young, they would end up on our dinner table.

mini-tumbleweedsWe lived with my grandmother, Aunt and Uncle and it was very common for my sister and I to be sent outside to scavenge for the young thistles. Some kind of greens…mustard greens, collard greens or the humble thistle were on our plates almost every night. No wonder we were healthy!

 

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This year was the first time I saw a small Russian thistle on our property. So of course, I couldn’t let it grow up and become a pesky tumbleweed. Part went into a green smoothie with blueberries, and the rest was lightly steamed for dinner.

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