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Only 2 days ago, I was severely sick. I was up all hours of the night vomiting, having night sweats and total body aches. It was so bad! I rarely ever get sick, the last time I remember being sick was a little over a year ago. I think that had more to do with my immune system being vulnerable due to being so sleep-deprived from having a baby. This time, having my toddler puke in my bed at 12 midnight may have had something to do with it…yuck! Today, I am back and feeling strong, thanks to a no sugar, low carb eating plan.
Disease feeds off of sugar and I believe, from personal experience, if you remove the sugars (including fruit sugars) you can kill the viruses. This applies to most viruses. There has been a lot of talk lately about the healing powers of a ketogenic diet in regards to fighting cancer. Thank goodness, I haven’t dealt with anything close to cancer. I also don’t want to minimize the effects of cancer. I feel true sadness for those whose lives have been affected by cancer. I am happy to say, I don’t rely on the flu shot to ward off the flu, I pay strict attention to what I put in my body, including medications.
For medications, I always go with holistic treatments first. As I become more educated on health, I have become more trusting in holistic health care before mainstream Doctors. I view holistic healthcare as preventative medicine, while western Doctors are more about disease management. Very similar reasons as to why I chose Midwives over Doctors. I appreciate the natural method above man-made anything. I don’t want to take a chance with my health and advise all to do your own research instead of taking advice from anyone…even those wearing a white coat. Yay, to feeling healthy in only 2 days!
Being a health junkie of a mom, I am always in search of healthy alternatives to my kids’ favorite foods. This past weekend away in Utah, I was informed of an awesome alternative to the carb-loaded, unhealthy pancakes. Introducing Paleo pancakes!
2 ripe bananas
2 tablespoons of almond butter , peanut butter (my kids’ favorite ) or any other nut butters.
Vanilla Extract (or other flavoring extracts)
Mash the bananas in a bowl. Add the egg and almond butter. Mix until combined. Heat coconut oil (or butter) in a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour each pancake onto the frying pan.
We used my childhood favorite of Organic, sugar-free peanut butter mixed with Organic Maple Sugar (we are Canadian after all) for the topping. This gives a healthier option for the caramel flavor.
Hello friends and valued readers,
As you have noticed, I have not published any new blogs for over a month now…on purpose. I am currently working on a very exciting new project where I am taking my blogs to a whole new level. This is a brand new project with a new website, logo and new name…stay tuned for this exciting and transformative new movement.
In other breaking news :), my 2nd daughter has been smiling since she was 3 weeks and is only 2 1/2 months today. So often we focus on the big picture and forget the little things that bring such joy. My baby’s smiles bring me such joy that surpasses anything of monetary value. So my challenge to you is to focus on the mini milestones and celebrate them along the way towards achieving the bigger goal.
Stay tuned for more details on my new inspiring* project…
Have you noticed a common theme regarding healthcare experts…they are more and more commonly over-weight! I notice a constant theme of over-weight Doctors, Nutritionists and such and find it hard to listen to any nutrition advice from these highly educated professionals.
I recently got into a discussion about healthy eating with a Doctor and pointed out the fact that their nutrition expertise dramatically decreases if they themselves are over-weight. Plus, Doctors cater to the sick and are not paid for preventative care, just saying. How can one really take any advice from another who can’t practice what they preach? This goes for over-weight Personal Trainers as well.
A body is essentially a resume when you are in the health and fitness industry. I advise anyone who is seeking better health to look at the person you are asking for health advice. I am not saying a thin person is more credible in nutrition but look at the health care professional and evaluate if they represent health. Here are some questions to ask yourself before taking advice from anyone and even after listening to any nutrition advice, research further.
- Is the person giving you nutrition advice in healthy shape? (healthy body fat)
- Does the adviser know a lot about nutrition outside the common dietary suggestion? (the Canadian Food Guide is a joke!)
- Is the health adviser open to learning alternative ways to eat? There are a lot of closed-minded Nutritionists out there, beware.
- Does the nutrition information make sense when we compare it to what our ancestors ate and compared to what our bodies are made of? (pssst….we are made up of primarily protein and fat and we are not made of vegetables all you vegans)
During a time when people are so eager to believe anyone with a degree, I highly suggest you become your own health expert and do your own research. Sometimes the most intelligent people are those without a degree who have a more open-minded perspective and are eager to find the truth for themselves. Become hungry for knowledge, question everything and learn for yourself.
I am finally back home to Vancouver, BC, from a long over-due vacation in the fabulous Honolulu, Hawaii. I got a chance to truly see what paradise is out there ready to be enjoyed. Now I see why Hawaii is #2 most happiest places to live in the world. Check out my vlog to see what I am talking about. Hope you enjoy!
I am open to any questions you may have and I will do my best to give you real health and wellness advice so please send me your questions and I will tell you like it is from one mother, women, and truth-seeker to another.