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Month: October 2018

Paleo Sardine Pumpkin Patties

Paleo Sardine Pumpkin Patties

Not So Basic

Sometimes, it is really hard to get nutrient dense food into your family. Sardines are one of the best foods to eat. Sardines are a great source of omega 3s, calcium, and vitamin D. Also, they contain very little toxins because they are a small fish.

However, some people don’t like sardines because of how fishy they are. That is why making a meal of the sardines and making them into flavorful patties can be a great option. The pumpkin compliments the sardines and minimizes the fishiness that can be overwhelming for some. My husband and 3 year old, Noah, gobbled up these filling patties for dinner with broccoli and wild rice.

What a different take on a fall, pumpkin dish, right?!?!

Ingredients

Makes about 12 patties

  • 200g pumpkin, canned (half the can)
  • 2 cans sardine fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 tbsp cassava flour or arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • avocado oil or grass-fed butter for pan frying

Directions

  1. Heat pan on medium high heat on the stove.
  2. Add 4 TBSP avocado oil to the pan.
  3. Add ingredients to blender.
  4. Pulse until the sardines are chopped up and the ingredients are mixed.
  5. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan for each patty.
  6. Fry for about 5 minutes on one side. Flip, and fry for about 3 minutes on the other side.
  7. Remove from the pan when cooked, and fry any remaining batter.
  8. Enjoy!
Best On-the-Go Baby Food Pouches

Best On-the-Go Baby Food Pouches

What’s the best baby food?

I’m a mom that is all about making my baby food from scratch, but even, I don’t have time sometimes and with an on-the-go life it isn’t always practical. And, many families have other priorities, and THAT IS OKAY. Now, there are great options out there, which is such a lifesaver.

You Don’t Have to Always Use Homemade Baby Food

Last month, we went on a family trip to a wedding. With flying and traveling it was not going to be convenient to take my purees. So, I bought the next best thing, My Serenity Kids baby food. and let me tell you mommas, I AM PICKY when it comes to my baby’ food. This stuff is awesome though!

What Is Important in a Baby Food?

It is SO important to me that my baby food is a balanced meal with vegetables, protein, and healthy fats. Growing kids need tons of zinc, and the best sources are in meat, grass-fed meat that is. Vegetable purees are great sometimes, but vegetables alone are not going to offer all the nutrients babies need ALL OF THE TIME. Plus, I avoid any fruits with my babies before age one to develop their taste buds away from sweet foods and to minimize their sugar consumption. I find after 1 year to be a more appropriate time to add fruit because they have become more active. It even has a hint salt added for flavor and to aid digestion. Luke loves it!

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is a four letter word.

Getting a cancer diagnosis strikes fear into the hearts of many individuals every year, every day for that matter. It leaves patients feeling hopeless and out of control. Four years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the thought of losing her was scary. However, there are steps people can take to prevent cancer and to reverse the mess that they have gotten.

Where does cancer come from?

Cancer can come from several causes. Some of the main causes include poor diet, lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, environmental toxins such as radiation, high alcohol consumption, and tobacco use. Cancer cells and a general lack of wellness can also stem from life stress such as undealt with emotions, lack of sleep, and overworking or over exercising. These prevent the body from recovering.

A poor diet filled with processed foods and low in produce can increase the number of free radicals in the body. Lack of exercise increases the chance for a higher weight and decreases the body’s ability to eliminate toxins. Alcohol use and tobacco use can block up the body’s elimination pathways such as the lungs and the liver. These can also increase the body’s levels of toxins and decrease levels of important nutrients such as zinc that is critical to the immune system. Other nutrients such as trace minerals, iodine, magnesium and many more contribute to cellular health, and without these proper new cell regeneration is very slow. This leaves a body more susceptible to disease.

The most underrated contributor to disease today is stress. Stress can come from everywhere: lack of sleep, overuse of technology, overworking, over exercising, dealing with others, or discontent in an area of one’s life. Stress depletes the body of nutrients such as zinc, which increases the ratio of copper to zinc. Stress also makes a person more likely to use unhealthy habits to cope with the stress.

How do we reduce our risk of cancer?

Though cancer can come from many sources in the world, there are several ways to prevent cancer as well. This is the best way to maintain one’s health even though there are many promising conventional cancer treatments that help cancer patients. One way is a high fiber diet. Eating a high fiber diet helps move waste through our bodies and prevents the buildup of toxins. High fiber foods are also high in phytonutrients and antioxidants that reduce free radicals in the body. Free radicals can cause changes in a cell’s DNA, and these mutations can lead to cancer. These phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables have even been shown to put cancer into remission.

Another method of prevention is using non-toxic home products such as cleaning products, shampoo, soap, and detergents. Our skin is our largest organ, and it is important to minimize its exposure to toxins. Regular exercise supports our cardiovascular health, regulates our weight, and helps us sweat out toxins. Drinking adequate water also supports the removal of waste. Furthermore, minimizing or eliminating the use of tobacco, alcohol and sugar can reduce the chance of cancer.

Finally, we should reduce our exposure to ultra radiation and excessive sun exposure that will damage our skin. However, a healthy amount of sun exposure can promote vitamin D levels, which is an essential nutrient for the immune system and health. We can reduce our sun exposure by wearing appropriate clothing and hats. We can also use natural sunscreens with zinc oxide and avoid sunscreen, lotions, and makeup with harmful toxins.

Resources to put cancer into remission NATURALLY

Andreas Moritz: The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush

Andreas Moritz: Cancer is Not a Disease – It’s a Healing Mechanism

Chris Wark: Chris Beat Cancer

Paula Black: Life, Cancer and God: Beating Terminal Cancer