Testimony of the Day
“I’m not a doctor or a scientist. I’m just a 47-year-old lady who has had IBS for at least 20 years and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a little over 10 years ago. I hadn’t had normal BM’s or a day without pain for so long it became my new normal. I had just learned to live with it. There were days I didn’t have the strength to pick up a coffee mug. Since I have been following Maria, I no longer have IBS symptoms and no fibro pain. I feel great! As an added bonus…I have lost almost 50 pounds and weigh what I did before the birth of my oldest child. My energy is great. My moods are stable. And her recipes have made it soooo easy. Thanks, Maria.” – Linda
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Have you ever noticed our kids get sick a lot from Halloween until Valentine’s Day? HMMMM, there are a lot of Holidays in between that time that focuses on candy. Sugar depresses the immune system. Vitamin C is needed by white blood cells so that they could phagocytize viruses and bacteria. White blood cells require a 50 times higher concentration inside the cell as outside so they have to accumulate vitamin C.There is something called a “phagocytic index” which tells you how rapidly a particular lymphocyte can gobble up a virus, bacteria, or cancer cell.
In 1970, Linus Pauling discovered that white blood cells need a high dose of vitamin C and that is when he came up with his theory that you need high doses of vitamin C to combat the common cold. We know that glucose and vitamin C have similar chemical structures, so what happens when the sugar levels go up? They compete for one another when entering the cells. And the thing that mediates the entry of glucose into the cells is the same thing that mediates the entry of vitamin C into the cells. If there is more glucose around, there is going to be less vitamin C allowed into the cell. It doesn’t take much: a blood sugar value of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%. So when you eat sugar, think of your immune system slowing down to a crawl. Simple sugars aggravate asthma, cause mood swings, magnify personality changes, muster mental illness, fuel nervous disorders, increase diabetes and heart disease, grow gallstones, accelerate hypertension, and magnify arthritis. Since sugar lacks minerals and vitamins, they draw upon the body’s micro-nutrient stores in order to be metabolized into the system.
So what are you sending your kids off to school with? A bowl of cereal and skim milk? A Poptart? To keep your kids healthy and focused at school, try organic eggs with lots of omega 3’s and healthy protein!
“HEALTHIFIED” COCONUT STRAWBERRY POPS
1 cup coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
1 cup sliced strawberries or 1 tsp strawberry extract
Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour mixture into Popsicle molds. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours and serve. Makes 4 servings. To find my favorite popsicle molds, click HERE.
I made this…yummieeee 🙂
Thanks thanks! I’m so happy you liked them;)
Full fat coconut milk, I assume?
I really don’t like coconut, would almond milk be OK?
Yes, that will work. 🙂
I assume that there’s an unsweetened version of coconut milk, just like almond milk?? I didn’t pay attention to that, so the one I grabbed (So Delicious) has 8g of sugar per cup. I’m still excited to try these!
I always use the coconut milk in a can. No added sugar. 🙂
I just want to say that I love your website and will be making changes to my eating habits very soon! I’ve been looking through your past posts and when I saw these popsicles, I thought with a food marker they could easily become ghost pops 🙂
Do you know how much 2 packets of swerve equals? I have it in a lb bag?
No. Sorry:(. I’d add it to taste.