A Treat Box is basically a Tupperware container filled with non-perishable treats. This box can be kept at school, day-care, summer camp, even a best friend’s home and offered to your child whenever there is a food item that he or she can’t eat (i.e. gluten, dairy) or that you don’t want him or her to eat (i.e. sugar, artificial dye).
When you have digestive upset, you know how difficult it can be to track down foods that bother you most. This is especially true when you have yeast overgrowth (Candida). My experience entailed keeping a ‘food journal’, doing rotation diets, and of course elimination diets.
Today, I found out I have Candida, a.k.a. yeast overgrowth. I’m not to surprised seeing that I have all the symptoms (i.e. cravings, vaginal yeast infections) and the fact it was my idea to ask my Naturopath for test. “Aren’t I going through enough already?” I ask myself. I recently initiated a difficult divorce, started a graduate program, and both my boys start a new school this week.
Nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to munch; they also contain enzyme inhibitors and plant toxins, like phytic acid. This is why it’s best to soak them in warm, salty water.
When this soaking step is skipped, the inhibitors inside nuts and seeds can prevent your gut from absorbing nutrients in an otherwise nutrient-rich food. These inhibitors weaken digestion, steal nutrients from you, and cause food sensitivities. If you already struggle with poor digestion or a health condition like osteoporosis then you want to do all you can to keep your gut strong.
The most efficient way to minimize these harmful enzyme inhibitors and toxins is to make your own nuts and seeds with the recipe below.
Probiotic-rich, unsalted cultured food helps eczema/dermatitis and other skin disorders because at the root of these conditions is often a gut flora imbalance and damaged intestinal lining.
Cultured foods, naturally rich in probiotics, deliver loads of beneficial bacteria to the gut where they quickly colonize – crowding out the pathogenic bacteria, yeast, etc. living there. Not only do friendly flora keep bad guys “in check”, but also maintain a balanced