Archive for August, 2010
3 tablespoons Mustard
3 tablespoons melted Coconut oil
5 teaspoons Raw Honey
1 slice Ezekiel bread crumbs
1/2 cup Almond slices
2 teaspoons dried (or fresh) Rosemary
2-4 Salmon fillets
Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease baking pan.
Step 2) In a bowl, combine the mustard, melted coconut oil, and honey
Step 3) Place fillets on baking pan. Spoon on the mustard mixture to each fillet, then top with bread crumbs, sliced almonds, and rosemary.
Step 4) Bake for 20 minutes (or 10 minutes for each inch of thickness, measuring thickest part of the fillet). Salmon should flake when done.
Salmon is a perfect healthy dinner for you and the family. I always try to season my meats in a healthy way, and that’s why I chose Coconut oil (rather than another oil such as vegetable oil), Ezekiel bread crumbs, almond slices, and rosemary.
This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes…I hope you enjoy it as much as he does!
Are you Lactose Intolerant? Do you know why you are Lactose Intolerant? Here’s some helpful information on what causes Lactose intolerance, and more importantly – how to prevent Lactose Intolerance.
Lactose is the natural sugar that is found in milk (and products that have milk in them, like yoghurt and cheese). Our body’s naturally have what is called Lactase, which is an enzyme found in our intestines that break down the lactose and allow us to absorb the nutrients for our body.
As you get older, lactase is not found in abundance in your intestine like it was when you were younger. When you don’t have enough enzymes to break down the lactase, the lactase passes through the intestine and into the colon carrying extra fluid in it. Bacteria in the colon break down the lactase into gasses and lactic acid, which is a laxative and irritant. Many you have lactose intolerance will suffer with cramping, diarrhea, gas, and bloating.
Those who are lactose intolerant seem to have different levels of sensitivity to milk products. While some might have issues with any milk products whatsoever, others who are still lactose intolerant are still able to digest small amounts of milk products without having digestive issues.
Get rid of Lactose Intolerance
•Drink Raw Milk - Raw milk has the necessary enzymes needed to digest the milk, unlike most milk products which are made with pasteurized milk. Pasteurized milk is heated and kills the enzymes which allow you to digest the milk, leaving you lactose intolerant.
•Lactose Free Diet- If you are willing to do this, it works. If you just stop consuming milk products your symptoms will go away since the lactase in your body was causing the problems all along. Of course, there are other ways for you to consume milk products without having the horrible symptoms of lactose intolerance.
•Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – This is a technique that balances your energy meridians, which can be helpful in releasing your body’s sensitivities to allergies, including lactose intolerance. This is a technique that you can learn how to do yourself. For more information on how to treat your intolerance to milk, check out Carol Tuttle’s website for more information on EFT.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean where it has been used ever since 500 B.C., and early on used to help cure ailments of the nervous system. Today, Rosemary is more commonly known for it’s flavor in our recipes than it’s healing properties.
Here are some of the health benefits that come with Rosemary:
•Defenses against cancer
•Anti-aging (help prevent wrinkles)
•Inhibits infections from minor cuts
•May help relieve congestion brought on my a cold
•Help arthritis suffers due to the antioxidants
•Diuretic, which helps prevent yeast causing bacteria from growing (bye-bye yeast infections!)
Dried or Fresh – Season up your recipes! Rosemary is best known for its culinary use.
Essential Oil – Has the ability to help strengthen and heal organs such as the heart, brain, and liver. As healthy and beneficial as Rosemary Essential Oil can be, never use more than 1 drop of this oil at a time.
If you don’t know what you are doing, stop right there. It would be best to ask a licensed professional; Herbologist or Nutritionist. They will be able to help you with your specific needs.
Pregnant or Breastfeeding woman should not consume extract or use for medicinal purposes. Pregnant woman can use Rosemary in small amounts for their cooking.
If you have high blood pressure, chronic ulcers, epilepsy, diverticulosis, or colitis, you should not take rosemary supplements or internally for medicinal purposes.
An overdose of essential oil of Rosemary can be very dangerous, and should only be taken as directed and within reasonable amounts.
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If you have the luxury of planning for your pregnancy, here are some helpful tips to get ready for pregnancy.
Visit your Doctor or Midwife
It’s a good idea to visit with your Doctor or midwife before you try to get pregnant to discuss relevant medical concerns, your pregnancy plan, and answer any questions you may have. If there is any health concerns, they will be able to help you prepare your body for Pregnancy.
You shouldn’t be on a “diet” per se while you are pregnant, but before, during, and after your pregnancy you should have a healthy, balanced diet. If you are eating a lot of fried or sugary foods, you should start eliminating them out of your regular eating habits as soon as possible. You should focus on eating healthy food, not only fuel for your own body, but nutrients that will help develop a healthy baby too.
During your pregnancy it’s crucial to have the right amount of vitamins and minerals in your body so that your baby gets the nutrients he/she needs in order to develop. Ideally, you should take Prenatal vitamins at least 6 weeks before you get pregnant. doing this, you will be able to build up what your own body may be lacking in vitamins and minerals, and may help prepare your body for your developing baby. Folic acid is one of the many nutrients you will need which is found in Prenatal vitamins, and is crucial to take – especially in the early stages of pregnancy – to prevent birth defects.
It’s healthy for you and for your baby to be fit before you get pregnant and to stay fit during your pregnancy. Of course, you will want to make sure you aren’t doing anything too intense while you are pregnant because you don’t want to compromise your baby’s health. It’s not a bad idea to speak with your Doctor or Midwife about what type of exercise is appropriate for you.
Before you even try to get pregnant, you should stop smoking and drinking alcohol. You don’t want to wait until you have a confirmation that you are pregnant because in most cases, you don’t know you are pregnant until you are 4 weeks along already. As you may already know, consuming alcohol and smoking are extremely harmful to your baby during pregnancy and even after they are born – ever heard of second-hand smoke? Don’t allow your baby to suffer from something they have no control over.
I know it will be hard to stop drinking alcohol and/or stop smoking…but it will benefit you and your family in the long run, and I promise that you won’t regret it when your healthy baby comes!
Labor and Delivery
It’s always good to start with a plan of how you are going to have your baby delivered. Educated yourself on what to expect, what your choices are, and what’s best for you and your baby. If you are planning to get pregnant, or are already pregnant, I recommend watching a documentary called “The Business of Being Born“. It’s controversial and I love it because it will at least give you the other side of the story when it comes to having a baby. I feel that all soon-to-be Moms should at least know about natural births and the benefit that comes from them.
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