Are you feeding your babies and children toxins (unknowingly) that can cause brain damage?

What parent would knowingly feed their children poison?  If you live in the US, that could be what you are doing – without knowing it, and thinking “all is well since the FDA allows it.”

Well, not really…

I recently came across a book written by a board-certified neurosurgeon, Russell L. Blaylock, MD – “Excitotoxins – The Taste that Kills”

On the back cover of his book, excitotoxin is defined as ” a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees.  Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame, cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid.”

In this book, he outlines how the brain works, and the damaging effects of excitotoxins on the developing brain.  He also outlines the link between these food additives and chronic neurological diseases.

Although published in 1997, this information continues to be suppressed… go figure.  I’m not surprised, are you?

For those of you looking for the “scientific” proof that much of our processed, modern foods are contributing to our decline in health, I encourage you to read this book.  It is a bit heavy and technical, so be prepared.  However, the information is life-changing and can literally save your children’s lives, and your family’s life.

Good reading!

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Bean and Flax Pancakes

Since I’ve been taking care of my 6 month old grandson, I’ve had time during nap time to get online and post more recipes – here’s one of my favorites..  let me know what you think!

Bean and Flax Pancakes

3 eggs

¼ cup of heavy cream

1 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp of raw local honey or 4 drops of stevia

¼ cup flax meal

¼ cup bean flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

organic berrie (optional)

Beat eggs, cream, vanilla and sweetener well.  Mix dry ingredients.  Blend dry and wet by mixing together with fork.

Add coconut oil or olive oil to griddle and heat.  Pour batter into pan in small amounts, about 1-2 tablespoons.  It is important to only use a little and spread it out.  Thinner is better (unlike the fluffy pancakes we are used to making – beans and seeds can taste like dry cardboard if fluffed up too much)   You could also add a few organic berries before you flip them.   Cook till bubbles appear (bubbles don’t always appear – check, if they are browned, flip, even without the bubbles) and then flip to cook an additional minute.  When I flip these, I spread them out more to make them thin.

Serve with butter, berries, or %100 PURE maple syrup.

These are also good cold.  I’ve had them the next day with organic cream cheese – it’s almost like having a bagel and cream cheese.

Please don’t do a side by side taste comparison, you will be disappointed – I started making these after I stopped eating all wheat, gluten and grain products for over a year due to insulin and weight issues. Having this option has given me back one of my favorite foods without destroying my health.  It’s truly a perspective thing – keep that in mind.

Enjoy!

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No Grain Pizza Crust

I’ve been working on the pizza crust recipe and have made a few modifications since we first posted this recipe at http://www.foodismedicine.org/pizza.pdf

Here are the modifications with the full crust recipe below the changes:

1/2 cup bean flour

1/2 cup ground flax meal (I’ve omitted the coconut flour and increased the flax meal – I’ve found that the flax holds the bean flour together much better)

I’ve also been using milk instead of water.

Here’s the new crust recipe:

 

 

No Grain, No Yeast Crust:

Depending upon your grain sensitivity and health condition (like insulin resistance or diabetes- for some people the grains in the tortilla could spike blood sugar) you can make your own crust. (this step takes an extra 10 minutes of preparation)

 ½ cup bean flour (Bob’s red mill makes garbanzo bean flour)

 ½ cup flax meal,

 ½ tsp. salt

 1 tsp. baking powder

 1/3 cup milk

 1/8 cup olive oil

 

1. Mix ingredients with fork.

2. Knead on floured (use the bean flour) counter just until workable and spreadable, about 2 minutes. It will get “sticky” so sprinkle extra bean flour on the dough and /or your hands so it won’t stick to your fingers.

3. Put on pizza stone or stainless steel pan or glass baking dish and spread out until thin – this part is really important – if it’s too thick it will be cardboard like and too dry.  I use my hands and fingers to keep spreading it out.  Since it is sticky, I keep adding more flour to my hands.  The thinner the better; you should spread it to approximately fit a 9 inch by 14 inch pan.

4. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven; and spread with about a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil – this helps with keeping it moist.

5.  Add sauce, cheese, toppings and bake till bubbly.

 

I hope you enjoy it; please let me know how yours comes out by posting comments and if you have any modifications that can make it even better!

 

Thanks!

Dr. Mary

 

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