Last week, I started working with an internal medicine doc who is going “natural”. It is so exciting to me to witness this! Medical doctors, allopathic docs, I’m told, only receive maybe 8 hours of nutritional education as they go through all their years of schooling to become a doctor.
I’m helping this MD, Dr. Jess, create nutritious meals for her family. You see, her 7 year old son had a horrible viral infection last fall, then got much worse and was diagnosed with meningitis. Then, he was given, by the traditional docs, synthetic drugs which made him schizophrenic. Now, I’m sure that my new friend, the young Doc Jess, was at her wits end when she decided to allow her son take this prescription. And, after exuding symptoms of schizophrenia, hallucinating, not sleeping and other behavioral problems, she started her quest to find an alternative to help him.
Her quest lead her to cooking totally clean, organic and grain free. Not a bad way to go I’m finding out. I mean we’re hearing so much about Grain-Free, Gluten-Free and Casein-Free and Paleo diets – there has to be something to this. And, her son (and daughter) are happy clams and not exhibiting behavioral problems.
My point really is to be made and to revere and lift up the coconut. I had learned about coconut oil before and used it. As a medium chain triglycerides, it is much better for our bodies and our minds. Other oils, which are large chain triglycerides or large molecules are harder for our bodies to break down so therefore are stored as fat.
There’s a link at the end of this article to give you a little bit more information. But let me share with you these little tidbits.
I have been using coconut oil in my hair after washing for shine, conditioning and softness. I hear from some friends that they use as a skin softener as well. I love the flavor it’s giving my foods. After making coconut flour waffles for Dr. Jess, I had to go out and get myself a waffle maker. Such a simple recipe to make yummy, grain-free waffles, high in protein and fiber too! Here’s the recipe:
Coconut Flour Waffles
Makes 4 individual Belgian style waffles, or 2 large regular style. The amount will depend on the size of your waffle maker.
These are fantastic spread with dips, berry sauces and can even be used as a sandwich bread.
Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons melted coconut oil, butter, or ghee, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 6 eggs, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract (watch for added sugar), 2 tablespoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Directions: Preheat waffle iron, grease generously with coconut oil. Mix all ingredients, allow to rest for 5 minutes so the coconut flour can absorb the liquid. Use a tablespoon to evenly distribute the batter on the iron and cook 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
I triple the recipe and freeze some. This way, my husband and I just take them out of the freezer and pop one or 2 into the toaster when we’re in a hurry.
OK, here’s the resource I told you about above. Please do come back here too as I’ll be posting many more yummy recipes and some cold hard facts regarding nutrition, healing, alternative medicine and more!
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