No Goitrogenous Foods In Your Smoothie! Goitrogens are substances that interfere with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, and the production and function of the thyroid. This is where we get the word goiter from. It is possible to get a toxic goiter from too many raw goitrogenic vegetables. All…
I love this stevia sweetened lemonade, for kids. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of stevia, you should know it blends very well with lemons and with dairy. So try it! Even my husband likes this recipe, though he’s not a fan of stevia. I like NuNaturals, because it has very little bitter or licorice taste.
I finally found a study about how mineral salt (82 minerals, to be exact!) encouraged the natural production of stomach acids and very quickly brought it all back into balance. If you Google Himalayan or mineral salt and heartburn, all kinds of articles will come up on it….
Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency puts out a Dirty Dozen List. The dirty dozen list tells you the produce with the worst and most dangerous pesticides on them, so that you know you should buy those items organic. They also put out the Clean Fifteen List, which helps you know which produce came out the cleanest in the latest testing.
I was diagnosed with acid reflux (also called GERD for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) in 1999. My doctors put me on medication, and then stronger medication, then the strongest medication, then increased my dosage to twice a day. Still, it got progressively worse over the course of four years. Finally my doctor told me the only option was surgery, or I would ruin my voice, and ultimately, my career as an opera singer. Also, I was afraid of Esophageal Cancer, which can happen with the constant acid wash in the esophagus. My reflux was so bad; I could get it from just drinking water! Believe me, my case was not mild. So, I talked to a few singers who had had the surgery, and did some research. Turns out, the surgery is quite severe. Essentially, the doctor twists the upper stomach around the esophagus and stitches it into place. This keeps your stomach sphincter from opening and washing acid into your esophagus. The effect is like having your stomach stapled. Side effects include diarrhea for a year or more, and surgery failure occurs in 85% of patients within 15 years. You should know that when your stomach is made smaller by surgical means, your body could easily suffer from malnutrition. You have to be very, very careful about what you eat. So, I set out to read everything I could and to find out how I could cure myself naturally. And, the results were really surprising! I found the cause, and I cured myself, and since then (beginning of 2002) I have had no problems. I’ll tell you what I found through reading and my own experience. First, I found a way to keep the symptoms of acid reflux away for 6 months at a time. Then, I found the cause – the root cause – of my reflux.
I love my Instant Pot! I love this recipe so much, it’s worth having an IP just for boiling eggs and making this!!! I have made these little custards a few times now. Last time, I used mushrooms. This time I am using chorizo! We cooked up some chorizo for breakfast the other day, and set aside some for custards. I was very excited to find chorizo at my pastured farmer’s shop in town. This recipe serves six, as an appetizer or side dish. It is very rich!
You NEED your gallbladder. Your body NEEDS healthy natural fat, especially your brain, which is 65% fat. If you stop eating fat, your gallbladder will stop working period. I did this technique over a year ago, and I still eat a high fat diet and am perfectly fine, without pain or supplements for my gallbladder.
Here’s a great recipe for a last minute dessert. It takes only a few minutes to make and you can chill it while you eat. Like all my kid friendly recipes, this is very low in sugar, and low sweet. You can sub other nut butter for the peanut butter.
You don’t need eggs to make this amazing Chocolate Ice Cream. You will need an ice cream maker, though!