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April 2015

Probiotic Gummy’s

Angie is doing good but always can use all our prayers. She is being positive and fighting everyday to be the kind of mom and wife she wants to be. She is my hero and I love her with all my heart. We have faith that she can be healed if it’s the will of our Father in Heaven. Miracles do happen. Love you Angie!

We need to get probiotic foods into our diets everyday and a good variety of them. This can seem overwhelming to make these foods at home, but they are really so simple. Besides being simple, they will save you a ton of money and also supply you will a far greater probiotic than what you can buy. I recently read a study that one fork full of sauerkraut had the same amount of probiotics as a whole bottle of a popular probiotic supplement. It is ALWAYS better to use the whole food source when it comes to supplementing our diet.  This recipe uses two different fermented drinks that you can easily make at home, well one is super easy-Beet Kavass and Kombucha isn’t hard but takes a little effort in getting a good starter, or a Scoby mushroom. That may all sound like another language so if your just starting out, go to your Whole Foods or Sprouts and buy a bottle of Organic Kombucha and Beet Kavass and give this recipe a try.

1 cup Kombucha

1 cup Beet Kavass

1/2 cup Great Lakes Grass Fed Gelatin. (I got mine on Amazon.)

2-4 tbs raw honey, or your choice of sweetener. I used Stevia drops in ours because we are currently on the GAPS diet and in the first phase where we can’t have any natural sugars yet.

You just warm your liquid and then pour in your Gelatin. It does not need to boil or get hotter than just a warm solution so you don’t kill any of the probiotics. When it is warm, the gelatin will dissolve and then you quickly pour into Silicon molds and put in fridge for 10 minutes to harden up. I usually store mine in the fridge in a glass container, but they are usually gone within a day or two. It is like your own fruit snacks. If you just want to make some for your kids and you don’t want to buy the probiotic drinks, use 1 cup 100% fruit juice and 1 cup water and omit the honey. The Gelatin is expensive, but it isn’t just regular gelatin, this is healing gelatin from grass-fed cows that is wonderful for the gut lining and all your skin, joints, hair and nails.

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Sleeping Tips

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I was on vacation two weeks ago in California and then went up to Idaho last weekend for a family wedding. My computer wouldn’t download videos, so I had to do everything from my phone. So, I apologize that I haven’t written a post for a while. I think I got all the kinks worked out.

Update on Angie is that she is feeling a little stronger everyday. She still has some nausea from the Chemo medication, but it seems to be getting a little less and she can keep down food. Keep praying for her and her family. While I was talking with Angie last week she said she still is having a hard time sleeping so I made a video. These are some  things she can do and try that really have helped my sleep. I hope it can help some of you as well.

Coconut melts

I just wanted to give you an update on Angie Eller and her fight with stage 4 lung cancer. What an amazing women Angie is. She is getting up everyday and doing her best to be the best mom, wife, sister, and friend that she can be. Her new chemo treatment has been keeping the cancer from spreading, so that is great news. She is very tired though from the side effects of this drug. Please keep praying for Angie.

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This is Angie with her daughter Sienna.

This is just a little twist on a type of “candy” that you can make that really is healing and also helps with constipation. It is easy to make and just has a few ingredients.

Coconut Melts Recipe:

Ingredients
1 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1/4 to 1/3 cup of lemon juice (mix and taste as you go along)*
2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, sucanat or coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

I also made up a batch with pureed fruit that was pretty good. Just make sure that if you’re using fruit from your freezer that you allow it to fully thaw before mixing it with the coconut oil.

Equipment
1-2 Silicone molds (You can use the same mold and make two batches, or use two molds and make one batch. I use molds from Ikea.)

Food processor or immersion blender

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or with a handheld mixer and pour into the candy molds. Taste as you go along and make it as sweet or sour as you like. Everything has to be very well mixed into the oil, so make sure as you’re pouring the last bit in that it’s not sugar or honey-heavy.

Tip: My first batch separated, so the second time I made them I put my silicone mold in the freezer for about 10 minutes prior to pouring. When it was time, I let the mixture whir in my food processor for sixty full seconds before pouring it into the molds, then set it in the freezer for an hour.

Store in the fridge and enjoy as needed.

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Bone Broth for Healing

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The Bulletproof diet shopping guide

I just wanted to let you know that I have been spending a lot of time on Instagram lately. My address is denisethehealthmama if you want to follow me. I am having fun making 15 second videos and recipes so if your interested just find me there.

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Update on my sister Angie and her battle with stage 4 lung cancer. She is so strong and a fighter!! She tries to have energy everyday to do the things that matter most with her family and enjoy them each day. She is very tired and still feeling nauseated at times. It is such a struggle not being able to live by her to help her more. We are so grateful for all the prayers sent her way.

I wanted to share today one of my favorite new authors and podcasters. His name is Dave Asprey and he is famous for his bulletproof coffee. He caught my eye about two years ago when he started his podcast because he was talking about things I had never heard of before like molds and toxins in the food we think to be healthy. He also is the one that helped me to start to question fats and saturated fats and how wonderful they really are for you. That was a hard one at first coming from the generation of everything being Fat Free (and just full of sugar.) That decade just ruined us! But because of him and many others we are now back to eating grass-fed meats, butter, coconut oils, and MCT oil. He has a great website and products that I use a lot in my videos and recipes.

Here is a link to his shopping list. I have read his book and just feel like there is  lot to learn from this bio-hacker.

Check him out.

https://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-shopping-guide-grocery-checklist/

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