Low Carb Ice Cream Sandwich
Try my low carb ice cream sandwich recipe.
1 cup Just Like Sugar
3/4 cup erythritol (or Swerve)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
2 tsp vanillaPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, erythritol, stevia and the Just Like Sugar together. Add in the eggs, stir until well combined. Finally mix in the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Form 2 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet before removing. Makes 12 cookies.
2 oz heavy cream or coconut milk
2 oz cream cheese or coconut cream
3 TBS Natural creamy peanut butter
2-4 TBS Swerve (or erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite In a medium sized bowl, mix heavy cream with a mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Do not over-beat or it will turn into butter! Set the cream aside. Beat cream cheese, sweetener, and peanut butter until the mixture is smooth and clump free. Test for sweetness. It should be a bit sweeter than you want the finished product. Using a spatula, gently fold cream cheese into the whipped cream. Freeze for 1/2 hour. Once it has hardened enough to handle, remove from freezer and fill in between 2 “cookies.” Place back in freezer to set for 1/2 hour. Makes 12 servings.NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Healthy Choice Bar = 130 calories, 3g fat, 2g protein, 24 carbs, 1g fiber
“Healthified” Bar = 126 calories, 9g fat, 8g protein, 3.5 carbs, 1.5g fiber
Testimony of the Day
CANCER TESTIMONY: “Hi Maria! On 02/15/13 I was diagnosed with a 12mm Pineal Gland Cyst after a sever migraine. In late July I flew to Colorado in hope of finding some answers and second opinions. I was given no information from the 2-3 Neurologist that I have seen as to what caused or is “feeding” this. The doctors are very unhelpful due to where my cyst is located (dead center of my brain). Their fearful that it will grow thus forcing them to operate, so they shove RX’s at me in hopes that something will help. Only more bad news followed. Not only was the Cyst causing problems, I was on my way to getting Type 2 Diabetes and leaky gut. I knew I needed to change my life and fast.
I found out about “The Maria Way” from some very good friends. I have followed your plan since the being of August. On 08/20/13 just 2.5 short weeks of being GF, I had my follow up MRI. It showed that the cyst was now only 1.1cm in size. It had already shrunk 1mm! I know that sounds tiny but when you’re talking about something growing in the middle of your brain it means a lot! I have stopped all med’s and have been migraine and headache free for almost a month now thanks to you!
My skin has improved and my body has never felt better. I can’t wait to see how i feel in a month! My holistic doctors believe that a change in diet and the right supplements will probably shrink or even make my cyst go away. I am really looking forward to TOTAL body health. I truly do feel that “you are what you eat”.
I have never felt better! Not only am I losing weight but very soon I will be completely healthy! Thank you Maria!!!!” Megan
Cancer and Ketogenic Diet
Did you know that men can have ‘estrogen dominance’ too? Yep, one of the causes of prostate cancer is excess estrogen in men. (reference). Both androgen and estrogen have been reported to stimulate proliferation of cultured prostate cancer cells.
This diagram demonstrates estrogenic carcinogenicity in the prostate. The numbers refer to references supporting the corresponding pathway of estrogenic action. (To find the references and diagram click HERE).
A well-formulated ketogenic diet has an intense and fast effect on cancer. All of your body’s cells, including cancer cells are fueled by glucose. Conversely, cancer cells have one huge mortal flaw; they do not have the metabolic adaptability to be fueled off of ketones, but your healthy cells can thrive on ketones. Therefore, since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then cutting out carbs literally starves the cancer cells.
HEALTH TIP: Excess bad estrogen in the liver and fat cells is a leading cause of breast, thyroid and uterine cancer in women, as well as prostate cancer in men. Cutting out all of the estrogenic factors is extremely important (which I list in my Keto-Adapted book). A supplement called Estrofactors helps detox this bad estrogen out of the liver which will in turn heal liver function and increase T3 production for thyroid patients. Click HERE to find.
Unlike healthy cells that can get energy by metabolizing sugar in the mitochondria, cancer cells appeared to fuel themselves only through glycolysis, a less-efficient means of creating energy through the fermentation of sugar in the cytoplasm.
If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and the cancer can stop spreading. Meanwhile, normal body and brain cells switch to generate energy from fatty molecules called ketones, the body’s main source of energy on a fat-rich diet.
To read more on how to become keto-adapted and starve those cancer cells from glucose, click HERE.
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