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4 Benefits of Switchel

4 Benefits of Switchel

It is imperative to incorporate food and beverages into your child's diet that will aid in strengthening their immune systems. I want to introduce to you (if you don't already know) to Switchel.

It is a refreshing drink that is not only delicious but is very beneficial for your children that have food allergies.

There are 4 Benefits of Switchel that will be a great aid to your food allergy tool kit. This beverage is a great alternative to ginger ale and also can help with any soda cravings.

4 Benefits of Switchel

  1. Ginger-anti-inflammatory and improve brain function
  2. Maple Syrup-improve digestion and skin irritation
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar-balance pH and growth of probiotics
  4. Lemon Juice-fight respiratory infection and regulate bowel movements

Simple enough right? You can find the entire recipe by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

Hicunni, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach & Food Strategist

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Jan 2, 2017 at 23:06

Turmeric

Turmeric

My first introduction to turmeric was when someone one told me “that stuff” can be used to make yellow rice. I was all excited to make yellow rice until i stained my white counter tops with it!

At any rate I learned how to make yellow rice that day. In addition, turmeric is a great food coloring.

The more I started researching and listening to natural health enthusiast, the more I became excited about turmeric. Of course it isn’t new after all. People have been using turmeric for centuries. So why are there still many people who don’t use it?

Natural living is all about being in the know.

Turmeric has been used by people in South Asia for thousands of years. Turmeric has been viewed as sacred, used for medicinal purposes, and part of the process used to dye their clothing.

There are various ways that you can use turmeric, however, I am going to share 12 ways that you can use turmeric as part of your natural living tool kit for your child with food allergies.

12 Ways To Use Turmeric

1. Yellow Rice
2. Main ingredient in Curry Recipes
3. Turmeric can be purchased as a supplement
4. Teeth Whitener….what? We are thinking the same thing.
5. Liquid Gold-a healthy tea, more like Chai
6. Acne/Eczema Soothing Paste
7. Sinus Relief…we personally sprinkle it in warm lemon water when the kids are ‘stuffy’
8. Beauty Mask...this is more to pamper you.
9. Memory Booster
10. Natural Laxative
11. Muscle Relaxing rub…keep in mind of the temporary skin discoloration ?
12. Tie Dye T-Shirts
So what do you think? Do you think Turmeric is worth adding to your tool kit?

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Hicunni Chandler, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach & Food Strategist

HEALTH DISCLAIMER:

Certified Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coaching is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. The information provided on this website, one-site and virtual coaching sessions, workshops, programs, classes, podcasts, and products is intended for educational purposes only, not as medical advice. Always check with your health care provider, practitioner, or doctor before changing your diet, eating or health/care program.

Nov 28, 2016 at 09:36

How Using Thyme Isn’t A Waste of Time

 

How Using Thyme Isn't A Waste of Time

Know your body. Whatever you eat, drink, and put on your body, you need to know what works and what doesn’t. You need to learn what works for your child's body.

Are you that mom that gives your child Benadryl with the sign of a little sniffle? Or maybe if their throat feels a little scratchy,  you get out the throat spray.

I am not fussing at you, if that works fine, however, can you consider another way?

Have you considered your child may not be coming down with ‘something’ he/she may have a food allergy?

According to Food Allergy & Education (FARE), researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.

Sometimes it can take hours or days before their body shows a reaction to something. So what should you do?

  • The body needs 24 hr support.
  • What are you doing, or taking to give your child's body what it needs?
  • Do you know what it needs?

Have you tried using herbal remedies?

Herbals, essential oils, smoothies, lemon water, and other natural methods can help keep your child's body above the wellness line. We are going to dive into a lot of these in upcoming posts.

Education is key but it means nothing until you apply and share it with others.

We keep a lot of thyme around the house to help support our immune system. You can make a thyme tea or ‘cough syrup’ and just keep the excess in the frig.

We’ve used this recipe for a few years and even some of my extended family uses it as their ‘go to’.

Thyme Tea / ‘Cough Syrup’

2 cups of water
1 cup of thyme
1/2 to 1 cup of honey
lemon juice/oil optional
peppermint oil optional

Directions:

-Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
-Pour in 1 cup of thyme, turn off the stove, and cover.
-Let stand until cool.
-Strain and pour into a jar.
-Add honey and shake well.
-Store in the refrigerator and use as needed.

Disclaimer: This is not used to diagnose or treat any specific disease or illness. This is used as a natural alternative. Please research and use your own judgement when using natural alternative elixirs.

What do you do/use to keep your child above the wellness line?

Click here if you need help figuring out if you have food allergies/sensitivities.

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You can do this!

Hicunni Chandler, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach & Food Strategist

HEALTH DISCLAIMER:

Certified Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coaching is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. The information provided on this website, one-site and virtual coaching sessions, workshops, programs, classes, podcasts, and products is intended for educational purposes only, not as medical advice. Always check with your health care provider, practitioner, or doctor before changing your diet, eating or health/care program.

Publish on: Nov 21, 2016 at 17:34

Did Milk Get It Wrong?

Milk was one of our staple items in our refrigerator growing up. As a child, I had plenty of cereal options and a huge jug of milk to go with it.

Growing up in the 80's and 90's, we were told from the television ads and from other sources that "milk does a body good."

Looking back, I can remember consuming a lot of milk and a variety of cheeses. Now that I know that dairy can create "mucus build up", I can see why perhaps this could be the reason sinus infections and other related "ailments" were a part of my childhood.

To this day, eating dairy periodically causes the same symptoms in my body.

Common In Children

According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), milk is a common food allergy in children. If you are like me and have children with a milk allergy, milk isn't really working in their best interest.

There are so many other options other than dairy milk that you can explore for your child. Just one lick from dairy ice cream and my son's lip starts to swell.

He is 10 years old and still hasn't 'grown' out of this. Will your child grow out of their milk allergy?

Maybe around a quarter of children in the US outgrow their food allergies, but this varies. Every child and their environment is so different.

Substitutions for Milk

Mom, don't get discouraged, there are plenty of substitutions for dairy milk. In addition, as you introduce other fun foods to your children, milk will become less of a 'need'.

Please make sure you read all food labels. Sometimes we can miss the verbiage, "derived from milk"...so make sure you take your time and do your research.

Coconut Milk is a great option. It is creamy and so yummy. If you don't want to buy the coconut milk in the carton or cans, you can always make it.

Coconut Milk

1/4 Cup of shredded coconut or coconut meat

1 Cup of Water

4 dates (presoaked)

strainer/cheese cloth

Presoak your dates a few or overnight for best results. Put all ingredients it a Vitamix or power blender. I like to add the date 'juice' in with the coconut for added flavor.

Add the water a little at a time. You may want to add more or less depending on how thick you want it to be.

Vitamix it/blend it until the mixture becomes "milk". Strain with a strainer or cheese cloth.  Whatever you don't use,  put it a mason jar in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

It's time for your to make coconut milk. Share this recipe and send me a picture of your freshly made coconut milk.

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Hicunni Chandler, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach & Food Strategist

HEALTH DISCLAIMER:

Certified Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coaching is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. The information provided on this website, one-site and virtual coaching sessions, workshops, programs, classes, podcasts, and products is intended for educational purposes only, not as medical advice. Always check with your health care provider, practitioner, or doctor before changing your diet, eating or health/care program.

Oct 10, 2016 at 22:49

3 Tips To Make Meal Planning Easier

So, do you believe there are only 3 tips to make your meal planning easier? If we had time to sit and chat, there would be a list of tips that I could share with you.

Let just keep things quick and simple, ok? I know you are busy trying to make sure your child with food allergies has what he/she needs and also make sure you can satisfy the growling tummies from your other family members.

 3 Tips To Make Your Meal Planning Easier

  1. Budget
  2. To Do List: Plan Your Meals
  3. Eat What You Purchase

Budgeting isn't fun but it is so beneficial. Whether you shop once a month or twice a week, there needs to be money set aside for purchasing food for your family. It's always nice to be in control of where your money is going.

Meal planning is no different than planning your appointments or organizing activities. It is one of the most important things on your to do list. Want to eat healthier, plan for it!

This should be a priority, planning ensures that you are putting your best effort into finding meals that make your child feel happy! In addition, you want them to keep feeling 'healthy'.

Please, this is so important. Once you have set a budget, planned your  meals, and have gone shopping, you need to make sure you Eat What You Purchase.

Always leave room in your budget to go out to eat every now and then, but for the most part, eat the food that you have purchased. You want to make the most of your meal planning experience.

HEALTH DISCLAIMER:

Certified Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition Coaching is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. The information provided on this website, one-site and virtual coaching sessions, workshops, programs, classes, podcasts, and products is intended for educational purposes only, not as medical advice. Always check with your health care provider, practitioner, or doctor before changing your diet, eating or health/care program.

Oct 3, 2016 at 11:22

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