Pumpkin Seed Croutons

Let’s be honest, my family tires of salads and I find myself frequently looking for ways to spice them up a bit.  I was inspired to make our own “croutons” about a year or two ago after purchasing the Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook and decided to put our own spin on her recipe.  One of my additions to the recipe was to include one of our favorite herbs, milk thistle. See this post as to why we love milk thistle. Milk thistle is great and is known to help calm microglial activation, which produces inflammatory cytokines [...]

Pumpkin Seed Croutons2020-10-02T12:17:03-04:00

Glutamate Lowering Salt Soak

Ingredients 3/4 c. Epsom Salt 1/4 c. Baking Soda 5 drops Orange Essential Oil 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil Instructions Place all ingredients into a glass bowl, stir well and set aside.  Fill bathtub with just enough warm water to cover your bellybutton, Pour roughly half salt mixture into warm bath water and use your hand to stir salts around until completely dissolved.  Store remaining salt mixture in air-tight container until future use.

Glutamate Lowering Salt Soak2020-10-02T12:34:59-04:00

Magnesium Muffins (Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Grain-Free )

Early on in our journey, we were searching high and low for a natural source of magnesium that our son would actually consume.  We landed on pumpkin seeds as they have some of the highest sources of magnesium found in whole food, but I struggled on how to get him to eat them…thus this “magnesium muffin” recipe was created. Using pumpkin seeds as the flour and pumpkin flesh as the base, gives new meaning to true pumpkin muffins. So why magnesium? Magnesium protects against glutamate damage, sits on the NMDA glutamate [...]

Magnesium Muffins (Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Grain-Free )2020-10-02T13:19:42-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Magnesium

Magnesium- In our experience, magnesium has made the biggest impact in reducing our symptoms within a flare. Magnesium protects against glutamate damage, sits on the NMDA glutamate receptor, calms cells, helps to raise GABA, improves motility, and can help to resolve many various health issues. It is also my understanding that one will quickly burn through magnesium due to neuron firing when in an excitotoxic state (or a flare). Low magnesium is also associated with oxidative stress and a significant fall in cellular glutathione, low vitamin D, and a dramatic increase in free radical generation. Some [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Magnesium2020-05-08T11:31:25-04:00
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