A Mother's Journey Blog


Perfect Meal For Thanksgiving
Everyone has been calling me asking me what I’m going to make for Thanksgiving. This will the first Thanksgiving where I will actually be doing the cooking. Normally we get in the car and drive to our relatives to eat. We stuff our faces and move on to the next house. Finally around 5pm we make our way back home rubbing our bloated bellies. We have always been so proud of those moments. No cooking or cleaning. Thanksgiving has always been our cheat day. But since last June and especially August, I have moved our family toward more organic raw living meals. Currently we eat 95% organic, 75% raw, and 25% tofu or chicken. So here we are; Turkey day and everyone wants to know including myself what I’m going to make that will be healthy.
 
So I decided to go with a chicken instead of a turkey. Turkey is always so dry. Plus no one ever wants the left over because it’s so dry. The night before I marinated my cage free, grass fed, no antibiotic and steroid chicken in the our favorite spices. Next morning I smoked it for 5hrs @ 225.
 
I selected broccoli as one of our sides dishes due to it’s strong disease fight factors and abundant antioxidants. I made sure I prepared a raw dish. In a bowl, I cut up(bite size) 2 broccoli heads. I diced up 1/2 organic red onion and and 2 celery stalks. For the sauce, I used 1/2 cup Veganise, added 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and 2 tbsp organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I poured the mixture onto my veggies and sprinkled in some hunza raisins.
 
For my second side dish I selected sweet potatoes because it’s one of the BEST choice for complex carbohydrates! It helps with your metabolism, has anti-inflammatory properties, it ties with carrots when it comes to having the highest amount of beta-carotene, it’s rich in potassium, vit A, & vit C, and contains a large amount of fiber. I sliced up 4 large organic sweet potatoes and then layered them in a casserole dish. I poured 1/4 cup of organic cold pressed coconut oil over the sweet potatoes and sprinkled some sea salt and cinnamon. I covered with foil and baked @ 400 F for 30 mins. In my smaller food processer I poured 1/2 cup of organic bran & flakes cereal with a handful of spouted walnuts. I sprinkled 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract and grounded everything together. After I removed the sweet potatoes from the oven, I poured the grounded cereal/walnut over the sweet potatoes and then placed a layer of walnuts on top of the cereal. I sprinkled cinnamon & pumpkin pie seasoning and some salt over everything. I left it uncovered and stuck it back in the oven for another 15 mins. Once out of the oven, I sprinkled raw unsweetened chocolate (cacao) over walnuts. I also took 1 tbsp of organic raw agave or Grade B maple syrup and strategically placed small drops all over the top of the casserole. I did half the casserole in maple (1/2 tbsp) and half in agave (1/2 tbsp) to see what everyone liked the best.
 
For dessert I made a raw vegan sprouted almond cheesecake. I was suppose to use cashews but they’re very fatty. Almonds are easily digested and so very good for you especially when you sprout them. Nutritional level jumps up about 3-4 times higher. I wanted to keep Thanksgiving lite so everyone didn’t feel heavy afterwards wanting to take a nap. The goal was to select foods that didn’t require a lot of energy to break down and does not stick to the colon walls.
 
I was just praying that everything turned out okay that day. Well it turned out better than okay. The meal was such a success that we didn’t even have left over’s for dinner. We could not stop eating. The chicken was soooo juicy and spicy! The sweet potatoes tasted more like dessert because the cereal made it crunchy. Everything was so yummy! And no bloated bellies either!
 
Enthusiastically yours,
 
 
Shirley Highers 
www.addnaturalremedy.com
 
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.
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Why Are ADHD Deficient in Their Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc?

Q: You mention in your blogs that ADHD are highly deficient in their minerals (zinc, calcium, and magnesium). Why are they so deficient? You also mention that your son started off with 2 serving of Cal/Mag twice a day. Does he not take that amount anymore? If not, when did you know to cut back his serving size?

Carol

A: ADHD are deficient in their minerals because of their inability to properly digest food and absorb nutrients. Poor diet is also a factor. We worked up to 2 servings (2 scoops) of Cal/Mag a day. Lucky for us, it only took a week. We gave Charlie 1 serving (1 scoop) after breakfast to keep him calm during school. But by the time the got home from school he had already burned off his B vitamins and cal/mag. So we would have to give him a small serving after school. Depending on how hyped up he was, we would give him either 1/4 to 1/2 scoop. When it was time for him to go to bed, I’d give him another 1/2 scoop. It really depends on what’s best for them. And I found that this is what worked best for Charlie. Biometics Cal/Mag is PERFECT for ADD/ADHD. This product is a calcium citrate form which absorbs 2.5 times faster than calcium carbonate. One scoop not only has 1000mg of calcium and 300mg of magnesium but it also contains zinc (15mg), vitamin C (60mg), vitamin A (beta carotene 2000IU), and vitamin D (200 IU). Having this combination of vitamins and minerals not only ensures that you absorb all the calcium but that that your body holds on to it. Without vitamin D or magnesium, calcium would just pass right through your body. It be more like a “drive by.”

Be careful when you start out on this product. The citrate form can make your stomach bubbly if you do not have the proper amount of good bacteria in your gut. If you do not ease into a full serving, you may end up with diarrhea. So always start out SLOWLY and on a FULL stomach. The goal was to keep Charlie on 2 servings of cal/mag a day until his hyperactivity seized. Although Cal/Mag offered pleasing results, it did not stop him from being fidgety. However, once he finished his heavy metal cleanse, we found that we were able to drop him down 1 serving (1 scoop) size of cal/mag (before bed).

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers

www.addnaturalremedy.com

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they are taking better care of it.