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Great Easy Treat for ADD/ADHD diet
Peanut or Almond Bars (Or favorite nut, can also combine nuts too)
 
1 cup of raw sprouted organic almonds or peanuts. Can roast if you want but sprouted are easier to digest loaded with living enzymes.
1 tbsp of fresh organic ginger or 1 tsp of ground ginger
2 tbsp of organic white or black sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds have higher medicinal benefits.
1 cup of organic hunza raisins or regular raisins. Hunza will have higher nutritional level loaded with tons of minerals.
2 tbsp raw clear organic agave nectar
 
Grind all ingrediens in a food processor until fairly fine. Personally I like to grind it down to almost a butter consistencty but most people like it to have more texture. Now add the agave just long enough for it to blend in. Press into a square about 3/4 thick on a plate or square pan. Cut into 2-inch squares. Makes 12 bars. Keep in refrigerator for freshness.
 
Enthusiastically yours,

 
 
Shirley Highers
 
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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Favorite Green Drink for ADD/ADHD
Handful of organic spinach
Handful of grapes
3 slices of organic pineapples
pinch of pure stevia extract
 
Fill distilled water over Vitamix blades and toss everything in. Mix for about 30-45 seconds. Makes two servings. This is a very delicious green drink! It has become a common request among friends and family.
 
Spinach is super source of  antioxidants (folate, beta carotene, lutein, etc) and the king of digestion (heals almost all stomach lesions). Don’t cook spinach or you will lose the oxalic acid healing properties.
 
Red grapes are high in antioxidant quercetin and resveratrol. Always try to purchase grapes with seeds. You will want to remove the seeds before you juice. Grapes that do not have seeds have been GMO which is a major no no for ADD/ADHD.
 
Pineapples contain one of the strongest protein digestive enzyme called bromelain. They are also loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals. They strengthen your bones because they are rich in manganese and they can help heal a damaged digestive tract.
 
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.


Best Cereal For ADD/ADHD

A common question I’m asked is what do we eat for breakfast. Sometimes Charlie will eat raw organic oatmeal in unsweetened soy milk ( sweetened with 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract) with 2-3 scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil. We completely stay away from sugar and butter. Sometimes he’ll sprinkle raw Himalayan salt or his favorite spices over his eggs. Lately we have been enjoying Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Original cereal for breakfast. Because the grains are sprouted it is very gentle on your digestive system and full of beneficial enzymes. It’s an organic cereal that doesn’t contain preservatives or anything artificial for that matter. It has 0 sugar and this cereal uses six sprouted grains and legumes making it a complete protein. My husband uses 1 cup of Ezekiel in unsweetened soy milk. He adds 1 full dropper of Vanilla Alcohol Free Stevia. It’s crazy delicious and sooo good for you! I prefer to mix my cereal in either unsweetened rice milk or almond milk. One bottle of liquid vanilla stevia (2 oz) will cost you $14.99. After using this product you will never consider sugar or artificial sweeteners again. Sometimes my husband will mix either raw carob, raw chocolate, organic cinnamon, or fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc) in his cereal. Personally I do not put anything in my cereal except the stevia. The great thing about protein is how full it keeps you all day. Which is great for ADD/ADHD since they tend to get hungry quicker than most kids. Not only does protein help with focus but it helps to stabilize their blood sugar too. You should also check out Ezekiel sprouted breads. We LOVE their sesame bread! We went to our local grocery store and talked them into ordering this bread for us. You can definitely find it at your local health food stores that have a refrigerator selection. We order our cereal in bulk on http://www.amazon.com (Free shipping). This is a pricey cereal but well worth it. Price ranging anywhere from $5.25- $6.69 per box. You can order vanilla stevia at http://www.NuNaturals.com (Free shipping for orders over $35) Enthusiastically yours, Shirley Highers http://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.



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.


Organic Popcorn For Movie Night

We LOVE popcorn especially “movie popcorn.” Is that stuff the best??? However, I’m sure I do not need to get into how horrible this stuff is on your body’s filters (colon, liver, blood, etc). It’s definitely stuff that clogs you up not to mention it’s doused with MSG (which excites your neurotransmitters to death -verry bad for ADD/ADHD). So’s here a healthier alternative the next time it’s a movie rental night. With your popcorn machine maker you will still follow the exact same directions BUT you will substitute with organic ingredients:

Organic popcorn kernels

3/4 Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil 

1/4 100% Expeller Pressed Organic Avocado Oil 

1 tsp Sea salt

1 tbsp Walker & Sons “Slap Ya Mamma” (Cajun seasoning)

I’ve tried using only coconut oil but it made the popcorn way too soggy. I don’t know what your directions say as for how much oil to use so divided it up into the ratio of 3/4 coconut oil and 1/4 avocado oil cause it makes the popcorn taste just right 🙂. Experiment with a different ratio of these two oils until you find what taste best for you. Charlie’s friends love my popcorn!! I love it when they say, “I can’t believe organic food can taste this good.” They are always asking me to make this when they spend the night. Or they will ask Charlie to bring popcorn to school with him. When I ask Charlie to describe the taste he says it’s “In between crunchy and slightly soggy but perfectly salted and buttery. And the chocolate just pulls it all together.”

 I will usually sprinkle the sea salt and the Cajun seasoning over the popcorn while it’s turning in the oil. Once it’s finish popping, I will sometimes pour a small amount of melted Smart butter over it, then sprinkle more Cajun seasoning, and sprinkle in some Sunspire Semi-sweet Organic Chocolate Chips.

P.S I do not suggest putting chocolate in all the time (2 tbsp is 8g sugar) or the Smart Butter. This is a treat and should not be abused or you will continue to have yeast problems. Also this not something you need to eat when doing a yeast/fungus cleanse either. Even though making popcorn with coconut oil helps keep the yeast control down, you should omit all yeast food (corn) during a cleanse for optimum results.

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.



Organic Avocado Tomato Sandwich For ADD/ADHD

Okay it sounds terrible huh? But I promise it is delicious and sooo fricking healthy for you! I have had friends, family members, and my husband’s clients tell me that they love this sandwich and they don’t even like avocados or guacamole. My husband (who has ADHD) can be a pain in the butt when it comes to eating raw and living foods. He’s actually worst than a child. But every week he will ask me to make him this sandwich for lunch. He says, “I feel “light” afterwards and I think clearer when I eats stuff like this.” In the past when he ate his over processed lunch meals, he would feel heavy, tired, and always wanted to relax for about 30 mins before going back to work. So try it before you toss the idea of this raw food recipe out. It takes me literally about 5 mins to whoop up this sandwich.

1 organic avocado

1 organic garlic clove

1/4 slice of whole red onion

1 handful of organic spinach

1 or 2 tbsp of vegan sour cream (as desired) “Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet 70% Organic Sour Cream”

2 dash of sea salt

2 dash of organic cayenne pepper (optional)

Mix all of this in a food processor until puree. This will yield 3 sandwiches.

I use “Nature’s Own Organic Honey Wheat” (has no HFCS). I also use “All Natural Nasoya Vegi-based mayo” on my bread slices and then I add thinly slice organic tomatoes and some alfalfa or broccoli sprouts on our sandwiches. Sea salt veggie chips complete this yummy meal.

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.



Non-Organic Produce That ADD/ADHD Can Eat

In today’s declining economy eating organic may not be an option for your family. One of the many health benefits of organic produce is that they are free of pesticides. This poison has a negative effect on ADD/ADHD because it can heighten their brain’s sensitivity to food allergies and it can cause neurological problems. So let’s discuss some of your options. According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group) they have put together two lists, produce with the highest and lowest amount of pesticides (www.foodnews.org).

Here are the top 15 produces when ingested contain less than 2 pesticides daily:

1. Onion

2. Avocado

3. Sweet Corn

4. Pineapples

5. Mango

6. Asparagus

7. Sweet Peas

8. Kiwi

9. Cabbage

10. Eggplant

11. Papaya

12. Watermelon

13. Broccoli

14. Tomato

15. Sweet Potato

Here are the top 12 produces when ingested contain 10 pesticides daily (Buy Organic):

1. Peach

2. Apple

3. Bell Pepper

4. Celery

5. Nectarine

6. Strawberries

7. Cherries

8. Kale

9. Lettuce

10. Grapes (Imported)

11. Carrot

12. Pear

Clearly you can understand why these 12 produces should be bought organic, BUT since money is a factor, here’s your second option. On my website under “Natural Antibiotics,” I have listed Nutribiotic GSE Organic Liquid Concentrate Grapefruit Seed Extract. It comes in a plastic bottle ranging from 2-4oz. This little bottle with last you FOREVER! You can buy this over the Internet or health food store. It will be cheaper if you buy online. Every household in my opinion should always have a bottle of GSE and Colloidal Silver. I’ll blog another day about the wide range benefits of this natural antibiotic.

What you need to know about GSE,is that by adding 30 drops of NutriBiotic GSE in a FULL sink of water and soaking produce (veggies, fruits, meats, poultry) for about 2-5 mins, it will kill and clean off all parasites, dust mites, insecticides, pesticides, etc.. You can also spray GSE onto produce. Add 20 drops of NutriBiotic GSE to a 32oz pump sprayer filled with water. Spray on any produce and rinse if desired.

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.