Friday, May 25, 2012

Substitutes, for foods you are sensitive or intolerant to, Part III

Noodles: spaghetti squash, or zucchini strips made with carrot peeler, or raw fresh bean sprouts, or thin sliced Chinese cabbage (Napa type) steamed 

Peanut butter: nut butters (almond, cashew, sesame, filbert, pistachio)

Pepper:  ginger, dry mustard, curry, watercress, radish, mustard seed, or raw onions, garlic, or extra virgin olive oil and horseradish

Potatoes: turnips (slice & sauté in olive oil, like sliced potatoes) cauliflower steamed ( blend w/non-dairy milk, salt & pepper, spices, butter-till consistency of mashed potatoes, if not cow’s milk intolerant

Sour Cream: yogurt

Soy Sauce: Braggs Liquid Aminos or tamari Sauce

Toppings: for waffles or pancakes: yogurt (organic Mori-Nu is best)with fruit, nut butter, or maple flavoring in vegetable glycerine, or butter substitutes with vegetable glycerine, glycine, or stevia or Stevia plus

Vanilla: natural flavoring extract (i.e. almond, maple, strawberry, cherry, lemon, raspberry, butterscotch, coffee, ect.) or ground vanilla beans (if not vanilla intolerant) Note that commercial vanilla contains sugar; read label

1- Cup white/wheat flour equals:

1 cup spelt, kamut, teff flour
½ cup arrowroot or tapioca with ½ cup of another flour or not meal; (ground almond)
¾ cup buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, chick pea flour & ¼ cup tapioca or arrowroot starch;
¾ cup cornstarch or 7/8 cup corn flour or 1 cup of cornmeal;
5/8 cup potato flour or ¾ cup potato starch; or ½ carrowroot starch
¾ cup oat flour or 1 ½ cups rolled oats (ground);
¾ cup rice flour, barley, millet or bean or rye flour
¾  cup protein powder, ¼ cup coconut flour
¾ cup coconut flour

Whole grain flour: use ground nuts or Fortified Flax 

Yogurt: make homemade (see recipe) add flavoring or fruit and/or vegetable glycerine, stevia, glycine or Stevia PlusFos; sheep or goat yogurt

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Substitutes, for foods you are sensitive or intolerant to, Part II

Cracker crumbs/ bread crumbs: Use TVP (textured vegetable protein), Fortified Flax, or rice crackers

Cream cheese: Rice

Whipped cream: Yogurt, Whole coconut milk, or whipped egg white vegetable glycerine or stevia, glycerine, or Stevia and vanilla

Dill: caraway

Egg (In baking use):

Ener-G Foods Egg Replacement mix with water and let stand 10 minutes before using for best results (contains potato and tapioca) 
½ cup applesauce, mashaed pumpkin and ½ ripe banana = 1 egg 
1 Tbsp ground flax and 3 to 6 Rbsp water, Simmer 5 minutes; cool.
1 Tbsp. water and 2 to 3 tsp baking powder
Duck, emu, goose or ostrich eggs
Egg white: 1 Tbsp. plan unflavored gelatin, dissolve gelatin in 1 Tbsp. water, whip, chill, and whip again.
Egg yolk: 1 Tbsp. oil

Icing: Egg protein powder, vegetable glycerine, glycine, stevia or Stevia, carob and water. If you want a creamier frosting add butter or butter substitute or coconut oil

Garlic: Chives

Gelatin or Jello: agar agar, or unflavored gelatin with fruit juice 

Lemon: ascorbic acid, lime, grape fruit, cranberry (granted or ground), rhubarb

Milk: Soy, or almond, rice, or rice & soy, or any homemade nut milk. Also see dilution table in front of recipe book

Mustard: dry mustqard with water, mayonnaise, or lemon juice

Maple syrup: 
Vegetable glycerine& maple flavoring extract or maple flavoring with stevia and oil;
Melt 1 Tbsp, butter: ghee, Spectrum Spead; or use oil. When cool add 2 Tbsp. vanilla: stevia, glycerine, vegetable glycerine or Stevia Plus FOS; cinnamon or cardamom; and mix

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Substitutes, for foods you are sensitive or intolerant to, Part I

Baking Powder:
1 part potassium bicarbonate or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda); 2 parts cream of tater or 2 parts any starch (arrowroot, rice flour etc.) mix thoroughly & store in a covered container:
I cup water and 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed bring water to rolling boil, add flax and simmer for 5 minutes, you can strain out seeds; ½ tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. cream of tarter equals 1 tsp baking powder. Add to liquid just before baking. Adjust liquids.
¼ baking soda, ½ tsp. any acid (lemon or lime juice, cream of tarter or vitamin c ascorbic, Good for muffins.
Guar gum

Beans (in chili): Use frozen tofu partially thawed, squeeze out water, and cut into cubes. Put into chili. Let set 1 day in refrigerator before serving for better flavor.

Butter: Goat butter; Spectrum Spread; Spectrum Naturals Essential Omega Spread (flax&soy), coconut oil

Buttermilk: Use non-dairy milk with 1 tbsp. lemon juice per cup

Cheese: Almond or mashed avocado, or goat cheese, sheep cheese

 Chocolate/Carob (1chocolate baking square = 3 tbsp. carob & 1 tbsp. water & 1 tbsp. caffee substitute) cocoa or organic cocoa or unsweetned chocolate if not substituting due to intolerance. Also see “I can’t believe it’s not chocolate” recipe. 

Chow Mein Noodles: Slivered almonds

Cinnamon: Cardamom

Corn Starch: Arrowroot, Guar gum (see package directions)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cleansing Response part V, what to do "5-7”

5. Exercise. Pick an amount and type of exercise that’s appropriate for your state of health (check with your doctor if you have any doubts). For most people, walking at least 15 minutes a day is a good way to start. Exercise increases circulation, respiration and cellular metabolism. It helps the body burn off toxins and wastes and/or pump them out of the system. 

6. Listen to your body and do whatever you need to do to stay within a manageable comfort zone. You may find that a smaller helping of a particular nutritional product is better for you, either temporarily while there’s a strong cleansing response, or long-term due to your individual body chemistry. You may even decide that a particular supplement simply isnt right for you.

If a cleansing reaction is too strong, you can reduce or even stop taking the supplements for a few days until you feel better, and then gradually build back up to a regular daily amount. (Some people need to go very slowly, using very small amounts for a while. These are often the people who eventually have the most dramatic transformation in well-being if they follow through) You may need to repeat this cycle more then once.

7. If a symptom causes concern, check with a health professional. Some symptoms maybe be unrelated to the body’s healing response, or the healing response itself may draw attention to an underlying problem.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cleansing Response part IV, what to do "1-4”

These suggestions are good for everyone, regardless of whether you’re experiencing any discomfort.

1. Drink plenty water (purified, if possible) everyday. One quart per 100 pounds of body weight is a good rule of thumb. This helps flush the toxins from the cells, and it helps the kidneys with their natural cleansing function. 

2. Include fiber-containing foods in your diet, especially fresh vegetables and whole fresh fruits. You maybe choose to use a dietary fiber product containing psyllium or other bulk-forming fiber source. The fiber helps to absorb toxins and “sweep out” the digestive tract.

3. Try to eat mainly fresh, whole foods. Avoid processed foods, refined foods and foods containing toxins and “anti-nutrients” (sugar, caffeine, alcohol, artificial flavor and colors, chemicals, etc.). This will reduce the work of processing unhealthy foods, and it will increase the available nutrition of the body to rebuild itself. 

4. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants. Allow plenty of fresh air in your living and work places, avoid fumes from strong-smelling products, reduce your exposure to cigarette smoke, etc. Reducing your daily load makes it easier for your body to get rid of old toxins.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cleansing Response part III, Cleansing “reactions”

For some people, however, the process of eliminating for stored toxins is uncomfortable enough to warrant attention. These are often the people who can gain the most from taking steps to rebuild their health. It often happens that someone who feels worse after starting a nutritional program eventually feels much better after the initial cleansing reaction is completed. 

Fatigue, headache, flu-like symptoms, skin reactions, mood changes, changing sleeping patterns, digestive reactions, aches and pains, allergic symptoms, etc. maybe occur or increase during the cleansing process.

What type of reaction occurs depends on the unique body chemistry and state of health of each individual. While most people notice no reaction at all, some do experience one of more of these listed- or some other reaction, according to their body’s own functioning. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cleansing Response part II, Detoxification

Over time, our bodies accumulate toxins – from pesticides and other chemicals in processed foods, from impure air and water, from medications, from poor digestion and elimination, etc. 

Whenever the metabolism isn’t able to remove a toxic molecule, it must store it in the body, typically in the liver or fatty tissues. Later, when the metabolism is stronger because of better nutrition, exercise, improved hormone balance, reduced stress, ect. it will start to flush out the stored toxins. This “cleaning response” is part of the body’s natural health building process.

For most people, this process presents no problem. They notice only positive benefits or slightly temporary discomfort and then positive benefits predominate.

A few people find they don’t notice much at all for up to two to four months of taking supplements. Then there is often a major shift in how they feel.  The initial cleansing response explains how this can happen.