Too Good to be True? A Natural Sugar for Weight Loss

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Research is showing that a certain natural sugar has multiple health benefits, including lowering blood glucose and significant weight loss. Two servings of food sweetened with seven grams each of this delicious substance have an effect comparable to that of a new drug for weight loss or even bariatric surgery!

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Cranberry Chutney with Papadam Chips

Cranberry chutney with papadams

If you think a low-A detox means months of pale, bland, boring food, you can think again. Cranberries are still on the menu! With their bright red color and spicy tartness, they have become a staple for low-carb dieters, but they are also very low in vitamin A because their cheery hue comes from cyanidins rather than carotenoids. Cranberry Chutney A perfect appetizer or snack for the holidays. Also tasty just spooned over sliced turkey or ham. Ingredients 1 cup water Sweetener equal to ¾…

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ham and goat cheese pie

This savory, hearty pie has an easy-to-make, bread-like crust filled with rich, cheese custard. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and makes enough to feed a family with leftovers. It is definitely one of the best things I ever ate! HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE Crust ingredients: 1 cup finely ground almond flour ¼ cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons hemp hearts, sesame seeds, or finely chopped nuts 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons coconut oil,…

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A Personal Story: A close relative called me recently to tell me that her husband had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was rapidly getting worse. His doctor told them there was no cure and recommended he take Aricept, a drug that he said would not stop the progression of the disease, but might help him function slightly better than he would without it. The prescription was very expensive and she asked if I knew anything about it and if I thought it was worth…

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AFTER POTATOES  Close your eyes and tell me what you see when I say comfort food. Did you see potatoes? Chances are they were mashed with a pool of butter or gravy on top. Or perhaps the spuds in your mind’s eye were deep-fried, crispy and brown, and cozied up to a little paper cup of ketchup. The USDA reported that potatoes are the most commonly eaten vegetable in America. ( Tomatoes, another member of the nightshade family, came in a distant second. Our rocky…

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LETTER FROM PARADISE, PART 2, and Hawaiian Coconut Dessert

coconut tapioca pudding - hawaii Allerton Gardens

We got a sample of the kind of Eden that once existed on Kauai when we visited the Allerton Gardens, a breathtaking tropical jungle created by Robert Allerton, a wanna-be artist from Chicago and heir to a family fortune, who purchased the land in 1938.

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“Eton Mess” is one of those silly names the English have for homey dishes, like Toad in a Hole (sausages cooked in popover batter), Bubble and Squeak (fried mashed potatoes with cabbage), Spotted Dick (boiled pudding with raisins), and Wet Nelly (bread pudding). One story says the name originated at Eton college when a dog sat on a picnic basket that contained a strawberry meringue cake. The resulting mess was so delicious, they’ve been squashing them ever since. ETON MESS Try this with cooked rhubarb or a mixture of rhubarb and strawberries…

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