Testimonies of the Day (Yes, they all came the same day!)
CHOLESTEROL TESTIMONY: “My mom has had high cholesterol for a good chunk of her life. She was on pills and followed a diet with eggs only once in a while. After reading your book, we decided to test it out and put eggs in her diet again. She has eggs everyday. And her cholesterol has never been lower.
Thanks Maria!” -Nat
WEIGHT LOSS AND GUT HEALTH: “It’s day 6 and I’ve lost 6! I feel good too! No bloating, sore intestines and great energy! Thanks Maria!” -Nan
MOOD TESTIMONY: “Hi Maria, Thank you for your wonderful advice! I started your plan a couple of months ago and I am so happy with how I am feeling. Mentally and emotionally this is the healthiest I have felt in many, many years! I am off my depression medication and I am sleeping so much better. I feel more motivated and have more energy than I can ever remember having before. I honestly can’t imagine feeling any better than I do right now!”- Carrie
AUTISM TESTIMONY: “Hi Maria! My family saw an immediate shift in behavior with a gluten, casein soy, and sugar free diet. I honestly thought that we would have a grieving period over cake pops from Starbucks. In the past we had an upset little girl every time she saw that dang green mermaid. I honestly think yanking the processed sugar out COMPLETELY was way bigger for our child. She is 4 and has an autism diagnosis. It’s mostly speech and language we are dealing with so explaining the changes to her was not gonna help a thing. She’s on a whole new protocol, but this diet was the first step. Very impressed by the removal of sugar. She takes one simple no for an answer now. It’s crazy.”- Heather
CONSTIPATION TESTIMONY: “Maria, it’s amazing – after just one day on the supplements no bleeding or pain during and after #2 for the first time since August! Thank you :)” -April
WEIGHT LOSS AND MIGRAINE TESTIMONY: “I’ve been eating the Maria way for 19 days and feel great. The webinar you taught really helped too. I’ve lost 8lbs and I’m never hungry! Thank you! My husband has migraines 3-4 times a month and hasn’t had one yet this month!” -Stephanie
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Long Chained Triglycerides: (Vegetable Oils…this means anything that is pre-packaged). Long-chain triglyceride impairs the healing time in active Crohn’s disease. These fatty acids are substrates for inflammatory eicosanoid production.Polyunsaturated oils: Red meat has long been wrongly blamed for IBS. A study published in December 2009 shows that linoleic acid harms the gut but news reports and health websites mislead by blaming ‘red meat’ — which contains the least linoleic acid. It’s the polyunsaturated fats and oils, derived from seeds such as sunflower, safflower, soy and corn, which are the major dietary sources of linoleic acid; they are the most harmful oils for those with intestinal problems because they increase inflammation.
1. ORGANIC BONE BROTH: stock is so awesome because it supplies hydrophilic colloids to the diet. The proteinaceous gelatin in meat broths has the helpful property of attracting liquids – it is hydrophilic. The same property by which gelatin attracts water to form desserts, like Jello, allows it to attract digestive juices to the surface of cooked food particles. Gelatin acts first and foremost as an aid to digestion and has been used successfully in the treatment of many intestinal disorders, including hyperacidity, colitis and Crohn’s disease. Although gelatin is by no means a complete protein, containing only the amino acids arginine and glycine in large amounts, it acts as a protein sparer, allowing the body to fully utilize the complete proteins that are taken in. So these gelatin-rich broths are essential for those who can’t tolerate or afford large amounts of meat in their diets. Gelatin also seems to be of use in the treatment of many chronic disorders, including anemia and other diseases of the blood, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and even cancer.2. Coconut Oil: is a medium-chained fatty acid. MCFA are broken down almost immediately by enzymes in the saliva and gastric juices so that pancreatic fat-digesting enzymes are not even essential. Therefore, there is less strain on the pancreas and digestive system. This has important implications for patients who suffer from digestive and metabolic problems. Since it is easily absorbed in the digestive tract it also helps other essential healing nutrients become absorbed as well.Ulcerative colitis often begins with a virus or a bacterial infection and that the body’s immune system malfunctions and stays active after the infection has cleared. Coconut has antimicrobial properties that affects intestinal health by killing troublesome microorganisms that may cause chronic inflammation. Coconut oil resembles breast milk more than any other food…breast milk helps keep babies healthy!3. Dried Coconut: Is 60-70% fat (coconut oil). Coconut oil is one of nature’s richest sources of medium chain triglycerides, or fatty acids (MCTs). These smaller chain fatty acids have been shown to absorb easier and quicker in the digestive tract than longer chain fatty acids found in other fats, like vegetable oils.If you need more “TLC” with your digestive issues, please contact me for a consult. I have lots of meal plans with specific “healing” foods and suggestions for vitamins and minerals to heal the digestive system.This bread reminds us of more of a “corn bread,” but it tastes great. You could make sandwiches out of it, or enjoy it with a big bowl of organic bone broth.
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted OR unsweetened almond milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth. Grease a small bread pan and fill about 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Bread = 82 calories, 1g fat, 1g protein, 21g carbs, trace fiber (21 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Bread (oil) = 132 calories, 11g fat, 3.4g protein, 2.8g carbs, 1.7g fiber (1.1 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Bread (almond milk) = 54 calories, 2.8g fat, 3.5g protein, 2.9g carbs, 1.7g fiber (1.2 effective carbs)
(Above chart is from: Lutz W. Dismantling a Myth. Selecta-Verlag Dr. Ildar Idris GmbH & Co, KG Planegg Vor München, 1986: 125-180.)