Toddler Meals to Promote a Strong Immune System & a Healthy Body

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I had to share my daughter’s lunch from today because it looked so darn pretty- hard boiled organic eggs with paprika, spelt pancakes with coconut oil & mulberries, organic apple slices, and a stalk of organic celery. She LOVES meals like this!

Kids meals don’t have to be complex- look for simple, whole food ingredients, and try to include a veggie, a fruit, a protein, a good fat, and a whole grain. (I much prefer whole grains to flours, but these spelt pancakes are a weekend treat for us!). Chemical-free, whole foods like this will keep your kiddo’s immune system strong, will support healthy physical and mental development, and will ensure they maintain good eating habits into adulthood.

Warmly,

Megan Normansell (Kerkhoff), CHC, AADP, CFH

Certified Holistic Practitioner/Holistic Nutrition/Herbalist/Wild Edibles Guide

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Heal your Heart with Hemp

Heal your Heart with Hemp

Hemp seeds (aka hemp hearts) may be one of the most underappreciated super food on earth. Compared to flax seeds, hemp contains more omega 3’s and double the protein. Not only that, but hemp is a COMPLETE protein, which is rare in the plant world (all amino acids are present). When you factor in the incredible amounts of iron, vitamin E, B-vitamins, potassium, fiber, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, and manganese, hemp seeds become a far superior protein source than meat. Hemp seeds are more digestible than meat, dairy, or eggs.

Get this:
1 oz beef ………………. 5 grams of complete protein
1 oz hemp seeds ……. 10 grams of complete protein

Hemp seeds increase energy, increase metabolism, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve circulation, strengthen immune system, reduce PMS symptoms, reduce inflammation, improve arthritis, improve muscle recovery after exercise, improve ADD & ADHD, treat skin conditions, & improve hair quality. Hemp has a phytochemical called calcineurin, which according to the University of Michigan, improves memory and promotes learning.

*Note: Hemp is NOT the same strain as marijuana. Hemp products are virtually THC-free.

Did you know? Hemp’s fibers are incredibly strong, and it can be used to make long-lasting rope, oil, paper, jewelry, animal bedding, clean up radiactive waste, clothing, biofuel, wax, fiberglass for automobiles, clothing, and concrete-like breathable blocks.

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Lose weight, boost libido, and stop hair loss with this unique grain

Lose weight, boost libido, and stop hair loss with this rare grain

It’s arguably the world’s most nutritious grain, and most well-kept secret. Introducing the tiniest grain on earth- teff!

Native to Ethiopia, this gluten-free grain is packed with b-vitamins, fiber, protein, and minerals. It is also environmentally-friendly, requiring very little water to thrive and sprouts in just over a day. Just one pound of teff can grow an entire acre of the grain, while it takes 100 lbs or more of wheat berries to grow an acre of wheat.

Teff’s rich, nutty, molasses-like flavor makes it ideal for porridges, muffins, and cookies. Teff flour can be used in soups and gravies as a savory natural thickener. Look for it in your local health food store.

5 Health Benefits of Teff:

1. Teff is high in a resistant starch, which is a type of fiber that helps to balance blood sugar and manage diabetes. This benefit makes teff an ideal grain for weight loss, as high blood sugar levels will trigger your body to store fat. Stabilized blood sugar will help keep energy levels sustained and prevent sugar cravings.
2. Teff can help relax and soothe the muscles. Chances are you’ll find relief from restless leg, sleeping troubles, or muscle cramping if you eat teff regularly.
3. The minerals in teff can help reduce your risk of a stroke, as well as lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
4. Teff is extraordinarily high in copper, which is a vital mineral for energy production and properly functioning taste buds. Did you know that low copper levels can cause premature hair loss? Studies have found that increasing your copper intake can stop hair loss and premature greying, so eat your teff!
5. You cannot absorb copper without zinc, so of course nature always supplies a perfect balance in whole foods. The high zinc content found in teff is vital for immune system, tissue healing, and reproductive function. Low zinc levels can cause infertility in both men and women. A diet high in zinc can actually give you a great libido boost!

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