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Lowering Glutamate | Lithium Orotate

In this post, we are referring to the low-dose mineral supplement, Lithium Orotate,  and not the high-dose prescription, Lithium Carbonate, which is known to have many side effects. Again, this is not considered medical advice and dosing/exposure will depend on individual needs. "Lithium is thought to help regulate the neurotransmitter glutamate by keeping the amount of glutamate between brain cells at a stable, healthy level to support healthy brain function. The mineral has been shown to be neuroprotective and to [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Lowering Glutamate|Tags: |0 Comments

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Who doesn’t love ranch dressing?  I don’t think ranch dressing needs much of an intro, but this dressing is an easy way to sneak some herbs in and get your child eating salads. Did I mention we used mayonnaise to entice our son to eat salads, lol. Apple cider vinegar is the least offensive vinegar when considering levels of free glutamate. Feel free to play with the herbs used in this recipe to fit your needs best. Dill is an [...]

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Basics, Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lowering Glutamate | Astragalus Root

This is a powerful immune stimulator for anti-viral immunity and it powerfully inhibits the cytokine storm. Most immune stimulators activate the microglia. When this is done frequently, the microglia can be chronically activated, resulting in an outpouring of inflammatory cytokines and glutamate. There have been studies examining the TNF-α cytokine which is typically increased with immune stimulators, but astragalus, in particular, DECREASES TNF-α cytokines. I cannot tell you exactly why this happens, but there have been a few studies indicating [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Lowering Glutamate|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Story of Hope: “We Are Seeing So Much Progress”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is [...]

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

We love to use breakfast casseroles and or frittatas for holiday breakfast options, but since they can be prepared or made ahead and reheated,  they are also a nutritious option for mornings on the run.  While this is a good base recipe, we tend to switch it up a bit by varying the vegetables, meat, and herbs used.  It is important to note that some may be sensitive to bacon due to the glutamate risk (read below), but I have also [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Breakfast Inspiration, Breakfasts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Christmas Chia Seed Parfait

Christmas is just a few days away, and our little guy specifically asked for a special Christmas smoothie for lunch today.  I decided to make our own version of an old Against All Grain recipe for the special occasion. Chia seed pudding parfaits are a fantastic option for breakfast on the run, as they can last a few days in the fridge. While this is a good base recipe, don’t be afraid to add your own spin to it by [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Breakfasts, Snacks and Sides, Treats|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mac & Cheese

One of the hardest dishes to make once you’ve removed gluten and dairy is macaroni and cheese. Even more so as you work to reduce glutamate since nutritional yeast is a source of free glutamate.  This recipe is good, but it does not taste like your typical mac and cheese, rather a comfort food replacement that looks like it. That being said, our son loves it!  We commonly serve it with a bit of protein and broccoli.  The Defined Dish [...]

Instant Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal

Breakfast can be a more challenging meal to sneak vegetables in, and fortunately for picky eaters, you can hardly tell this pumpkin oatmeal contains zucchini. The addition of cinnamon and clove in the pumpkin pie spice increases the dish's anti-microbial properties. Feel free to adjust the ratios based on need. Ingredients 2 c.   Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats 1 c.   Fresh Pumpkin Flesh (previously roasted) 2 c.   Plant-Based Milk (additive-free, homemade is best) 2 c.   Water 3 tbsp.  Pure Maple Syrup (or [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Breakfasts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Breakfast Hash

A breakfast hash is one of our favorite and most frequently made breakfast options because it is versatility. It is an easy way to scramble various sauteed and or raw vegetables into a mealtime that is typically very heavy in carbohydrates. I am not implying carbohydrates are horrible; rather, non-starchy vegetables are a priority.  We use this sausage as a flavoring to load veggies in at breakfast, so feel free to tweak it based on your needs. If you are slowly [...]

By |November 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Breakfasts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Yeast Fighting Tea

For quite some time, we've been making a yeast fighting herbal tea comprised of various loose herbals with anti-fungal properties.  However, I've always hesitated to share specific herbal information publicly due to individual sensitivity. Fortunately, I've teamed up with the Rogue Herbalist to ensure the following recipe is legitimate and safer to use. This mild tea is an easy and gentle way to help combat underlying yeast/candida overgrowth in the gut.  While it can be served hot or cold, we have [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Herbs|Tags: |0 Comments
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