Monday, January 8, 2018

Favorite Breakfast

The one thing I've never liked about cooked oatmeal is the consistency. I think it might have been from salt laden porridge that my grandmother served in Scotland. But lately I've noticed recipes for eating uncooked oats (original not quick oats).

So, my new favorite breakfast is 1/4 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 cup almond milk (left to soak for about 30 minutes or overnight) add a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1/2 banana.

Great breakfast!!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Rapid Weight Loss Diet

Here we are January 1 and we're all trying to get rid of the extra Holiday pounds.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

The Dr. Oz Rapid Weight Loss Diet is a healthy way to start

The Rapid Weight Loss diet on the Dr. Oz program eliminates wheat, sugar, alcohol, coffee, sweeteners and dairy products which is what my nutritionist had recommended at the end of last year. One thing I found from eliminating dairy is I no longer have aches and pains (especially my knees). People in the audience who had tried this diet for two weeks had dramatic weight loss and reduced their waist size.

Start the morning with hot water and lemon followed by a smoothie: 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened), 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1/2 banana, 2 tbsp. rice protein, 2 tbsp flax seed.

Throughout the day you can eat 1 cup Greek yogurt, 6 oz protein, 1/2 cup brown rice, oil and avocado. Snack on nuts, humus and pickles and drink green tea (preferably organic).

For lunch and dinner eat protein (6oz per day) and veggies from the low glycemic list.

You can eat as many low glycemic vegetables as you like.

Take a probiotic every morning.

Detox broth recipe here

More details here.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Greek Yogurt vs. Greek Style Yogurt

1000+ images about Supermarket Shelves on Pinterest | The ...There are so many choices of yogurt these days that's it's difficult to decide which is the best choice. According to advice on the Dr. Oz show, plain Greek yogurt, which is strained, is the best choice but make sure there are only two added ingredients: milk and bacterial cultures (cream is acceptable too).
Greek style yogurt has cornstarch, gelatin, whey and protein added to make it thicker and closer to the consistency of Greek yogurt.
Also avoid flavored yogurt which adds sugar and you're getting less yogurt in the container. Add your own natural fruit to plain yogurt. Make sure it doesn't have added sugar which may be masked as fruit juice concentrate, honey or fructose.
Some new yogurts made with sheep or goats milk may have more protein but the taste may be a little different from that which we are used to.
Icelandic style yogurt (Skyr) was considered to be the best with 25 grams of protein and low in sugar.

You can watch the Dr. Oz show video here

Monday, November 20, 2017

Anti-Alzheimer's Smoothie

Maria Shriver was a guest on the Dr. Oz show today and she's been working to combat Alzheimer's. One of the suggestions during the show was to look at diet which has more affect on the brain than most people realize.
She starts each day with a nutritious smoothie:

Update: The smoothie, although nutritious, was not pleasant to drink. I would suggest using all the ingredients different ways. Eat the spinach in a salad (or add to scrambled eggs in the morning), eat the berries either on their own or in Greek yogurt, add cinnamon to either tea or coffee, and sprinkle the turmeric on vegetables or meat for your evening meal (or you can buy turmeric in supplement form)

Nutrient Rich Smoothie
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup mixed berries
1/8 teasp. turmeric
1/4 teasp. cinnamon
3-4 drops MCT oil
1/2 cup water

Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth

More info about MCT oil at Wellness Mama

Long story short: (from Wellness Mama.com)
  • For fast and lasting energy, concentrated MCT oil is more beneficial
  • For Lauric acid and its immune benefits, coconut oil is the superstar

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oregano Oil Uses

Oregano oil has a multitude of uses one of which is to treat a sore throat (some studies found it works as an antibiotic) but make sure you buy the oil that can be ingested.

Dr. Oz spoke about using oregano oil to fight bacteria on The Dr. Oz show.

It can also be used as an insect repellent.

Look for benefits and uses also who should avoid using oregano oil  here.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Food Choices

"Everything [bad] you put in your mouth, is a lost opportunity to eat something healthy"

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sore Throat Remedy

Dr.  Michelle Schoffro Cook has a wealth of information on her blog and one that I noticed today was the use of thyme or oregano to relieve a sore throat. I first found Dr, Schoffro's books when I was looking for help with arthritis pain.

Hop on over to her site for more information.

Disclaimer

Any information in this blog should not take the place of medical advice from a professional. I am simply sharing my journey.