Even though I haven’t been posting many recipes lately, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking! You can imagine trying to work from your home with a two and four-year-old has its challenges but we still have to eat so I have been cooking up a storm!
I haven’t really talked about this on my blog but for the past 6 months my oldest has been in speech therapy for speech delays and since January he started OT for some sensory issues (he is a seeker). This is part of the reason I have been “quiet” here on my blog. I have been taking him to therapy sessions, reading every book I can find on the topic, posting comments in groups and trying to do everything I can to help my son succeed. So after lots of research I have made some pretty big dietary changes in his diet and using supplements for this, the like keto pill amazon which also help with this purpose. He has been gluten and grain-free for pretty much his entire life but I have been reading more information that suggests I should further tweak the foods he is eating. If you are a fitness enthusiast or an athlete, SR9009 will be the ultimate addition to your fitness arsenal. With very few side effects, it is also considered to be safe for use. However, the drug is still in the beginning phase of research, and therefore it should only be taken after consulting with the physician. This review is all about this amazing supplement, and you will be enlightened with the facts that you need to know. Visit choice usa home page for more details about SR9009 supplement.
There are millions of people suffering from diabetes in the United States, and if you are one of these people, it means you have the improper amount of sugar in your blood. High or low blood sugar levels in the bloodstream can cause serious damage to the body’s cells and tissues and needs to be kept under strict control. All types of diabetes are treatable, but there is no known cure and they last a lifetime. A healthy diet, exercise, weight loss, insulin, medications and diabetic supplements can help diabetics, but it requires a commitment and a change in lifestyle.
Having diabetes essentially means having a group of diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose) circulating in the bloodstream. When you are a diabetic there are improper levels of sugar in your blood that can lead to very serious health problems, requiring you to take control. Glucose is important to the body’s health because it is a source of energy for the cells that make the muscles and tissues that make the body function properly. Blood sugar is also required to energize the brain, which controls most all of the body’s activities. Keeping the brain functioning properly requires that it receive optimal levels of blood sugar. A big factor in controlling diabetes is in controlling your blood sugar levels.
Diabetes comes from a Greek term meaning a siphon. The term mellitus was added in 1675 due to the urine of a diabetic having extra glucose, making the urine sweet. Thus the current day use of the term Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetics are usually diagnosed as being type 1, type 2 or gestational, but there is also juvenile diabetes and currently there are people being diagnosed as having prediabetes. Type 1 diabetics have usually obtained the disease at an early age, during childhood or adolescence, Type 2 diabetics are the most common and can develop the disease at any age. If not obtained through genetics, type 2 diabetes is mostly preventable by following a healthy lifestyle. Gestational diabetic usually occurs during pregnancy.
Symptoms of diabetes can be any of the following:
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Frequent infections
Glucose comes from two major sources; externally in food and internally from the liver. During digestion, sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream and enters the body’s cells with the help of insulin that comes from the pancreas, located behind the stomach. The liver not only manufactures insulin but stores it to be released when the body has not received food in a while. This keeps the blood sugar levels in a normal range.
In type 1 diabetics, the immune system attacks and destroys insulin producing cells in the pancreas leaving the body with little or no insulin allowing the buildup of blood sugar in the bloodstream. In type 2 diabetics, the body’s cells become resistant to the action of insulin making the pancreas unable to produce enough to over ride the resistance, again causing blood sugar levels to rise. Some people are diabetic and are unaware of it until the disease in identified by their health care provider. It has been known to jump family generations and being told you are a diabetic can be confusing and unexpected. Diabetes is not curable, but it is controllable and avoiding high (hyperglycemia) and low (hypoglycemia) levels in blood sugar will reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
Sunergetic Products Blood Sugar Support supplements are a scientifically formulated combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs designed to keep blood sugar levels in their normal range. This is a dietary supplement that contains ingredients that have been chosen for their unique properties and positive effects in helping to control the sugar levels in the bloodstream. The ingredients in these capsules have traditionally been used to regulate blood sugar levels.
There are many success stories from mothers who have eliminated dairy and even foods high in salicylates such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, almonds, etc., and witnessed a positive affect in their children’s behavior. My Hunter is a sweetheart but he has lots of energy and is really hard to focus. He has not been diagnosed with ADHD but when I read the symptoms, he pretty much fits every one of them. So what do I do? Do I ask for medication? Do I ask for an official diagnoses? Nope, I do what I’ve been doing for over 10 years, I look at the food he is eating to see if there is anything I should change.
I’ll post more on this topic later but if you’re interested, check out the Fenigold Diet. There are lots of groups you can join, and I encourage you to ask other holistic minded mamas what benefits they have seen from eliminating dairy from their children’s diet.
So far in the past two weeks from starting Fenigold Diet (low salicylates) he is finally getting the body-brain connection and letting us know when he has to go to the bathroom. This is huge! We have been potty training since last July, nine months and it had never clicked! The brain just wasn’t firing for him to feel that he needed to go and verbalize it. It is been amazing to see the changes in him, especially this past week. The greatest words I heard this week were, “I stopped the poop!” I know that is too much information but this made my heart full! Even his teachers at school noticed positive changes and his speech and occupational therapist did too.
I am not jumping on a fad diet. I am making these changes because I believe that the food we put in our mouths fuels our body and brain. If I have a headache, I do not have a Tylenol deficiency. If I have digestive issues, that doesn’t mean that my body is just low on Milk of Magnesium. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.” This pretty much sums it up!
So you’ll be seeing some different types of recipes coming your way, those without almonds, which is high-in salicylates. Since I’ve also cut dairy out of his diet, I will be sharing with you some new kid-friendly and dairy-free recipes like a cheese sauce made using Baker’s yeast. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s actually really good! I made my 12-Minute Hamburger Helper and eliminated the cheese and made a new non-cheese sauce that tasted like cheese and the boys gobbled it up!
These new dietary restrictions have forced me to become extra creative in the kitchen. Even though it is a little stressful, I have enjoyed creating new recipes and I am excited to see improvements in my sweet son!
Please share in the comments below your experience with eliminating dairy from your child’s diet (or yours) or if you have any experience in the Fenigold or Failsafe diet which limits salicylates.
Here are some links if you’re interested in more information. I’ll keep you posted on our success but so far so good!
About the Recipe
These chicken tenders are REALLY crunchy and my boys gobbled them up. They are best eaten right after they come out of the oven. If you refrigerate them for later in the week, simply put them back under the broiler or in a Counter-top oven (I LOVE mine) to reheat and re-crisp.
- 1 lb. chicken breast cut into stips or nuggets
- Salt and pepper or Cajun Seasoning
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup shredded coconut (medium shred)
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 2 tsp. yellow mustard
- 1 tsp. vinigar (it doesn't matter what I kind, I used coconut)
- Sweetener to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place an oven safe cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and set aside.
Generously season the chicken strips with salt and pepper or my Cajun Seasoning.
Beat the egg and then place the chicken strips in the same bowl as the egg and stir until the chicken is coated.
Place the shredded coconut in a bowl and add the egg covered chicken, a few pieces at the time. Toss until the chicken is evenly coated and then place on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake chicken for about 15-20 minutes until chicken is done and then turn the oven to broil to allow the coconut to slightly brown but be careful not to burn.
Blend all ingredients in a bowl and adjust sweetness to suit your taste.
Serve sauce with tenders and enjoy!