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In 2011 my son Ethan was diagnosed with Aspergers, and severe anxiety – at just 5 years old. He should have been carefree during his early years, but instead he suffered with hyperactivity, rage, irritability and sensory issues. Towards the end of his illness he couldn’t leave the house, because his anxiety controlled him completely. By removing hidden food additives from our diet, and replacing them with nourishing whole foods my son recovered from severe anxiety and now lives a happy and healthy life.
I’m sharing our personal story, our recovery diet and why I think we have to clean up our planet…starting with what we are feeding our children.
Here is an exert from my new book – The Chemical Generation.
This excerpt is of the letter I wrote to Ethan just before he was diagnosed with Aspergers and severe anxiety in June 2011.
I stood at your door and watched you tonight while you slept; I was so quiet so as not to wake you. Sleeping is the only time when you are at peace. You have suffered more anger and cried more tears than someone who has lived 100 years. You should be carefree like any other 5 year old little boy. I pray to the universe to help me to heal you. I know the world needs you, I need you. I promise to you with all my heart that I will rescue you. That one day you will have a healthy mind and body. One day we will laugh together and these times will be a distant memory. I pray to the universe to give me the strength I need to save you. I know there is an answer, and I’m searching so desperately for it. You have been lost for too long, and I am going to keep fighting until I have you back.
Never underestimate the power of a truly healthy lifestyle. Everything we are feeding our children, everything we are putting on their skin, everything we are injecting into them…it’s impacting on the quality of their young lives.
Jamie Geurtjens is the founder of the organic skincare company “Clean Green Skincare”, and the holistic health blog “Jamie Geurtjens”. She is also a qualified teacher and a freelance writer. She resides in New Zealand with her husband and two children. She firmly believes that by removing toxins from our food and skincare products we can recover from illness and live a healthy life.
With food prices soaring higher and higher all the time, fresh real food snacks sometimes feel out of reach, and too time consuming.
I have given myself a challenge to find out exactly what REAL food snacks I can make for .99 cents, which is about the price of a stick of chewing gum.
Here’s is the rules of my challenge:
Each snack must:
> Cost 99 cents of less per serving.
> Must be made from 100% REAL food, no cheap processed food like refined white flour.
> Be 100% wheat free
< Contain no refined sugar
You will love my first tasty 99 cent creations –
Here is my first REAL food snack using fresh crisp apples. Apples are in season right now for New Zealanders so they are easy to source and if brought from the local fruit shop they make some super cheap snacks too.
Apple crumble cookies
(0.86 cents a servings – 2 cookies).
1/2 large rose apple 0.20
4 tsp cinnamon – 0.30
65g Coconut sugar – 1.00
100g rolled oats – 0.30
100g melted butter – 1.00
150g gluten free flour ( I used buckwheat) 1.00
1 egg – 0.50
1 tsp baking powder (a couple of cents and too hard to work out cost)
Optional: Add a pinch of sea salt to bring out the flavour of the apple.
Makes 10 cookies (5 servings of 2 cookies each)
Preheat oven to 180C. Melt the butter until soft but not a liquid, add the coconut sugar and mix well. Make sure the 1/2 apple is chopped into very small pieces, around the size of raisins. Add in apple along with all the other ingredients and mix well.
Shape large tablespoon amounts into cookies and flatten with fingers. Bake on a lined oven tray for around 12 -14 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and leave to cool on the oven tray.
For more great recipes to help save money try my $100 REAL food challenge – its free to download.
Note: You can peel the apple or not, I didn’t so it left little bit of lovely red flecks through the cookies. Best eaten the same day, or stored in a paper bag in the pantry. Enjoy.
Everyone can do with an intestinal cleanse, and it is important to treat the whole family at least every 6 months to keep on top of any intestinal parasites such as worms.
This easy pumpkin seed remedy is a really good prevention for parasites that can upset tummies and cause a multitude of other health issues, and it tastes great too.
There are some good natural treatment on the market, but we use this cheap, easy and tasty cleanse remedy to keep our family healthy throughout the year. Even the pets all get a dose every few months, including our chickens, dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
Pumpkin seeds have been used traditionally for many years to treat parasites, and remove toxins. They contain a substance called cucurbitin which paralyses parasites and removes them from the body.
They are also a REALLY good source of vitamins A, B and K, and also contain a good amount of the mineral zinc.
Easy Intestinal Cleanse
Take 300g – 500gs of pumpkin seeds (or more if you have a bigger family, or want to dose your pets).
Grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or whizz until almost a powder but not quite.
Take 1 tbsp a day for 3-4 days on either porridge, or cereal. It is really tasty on muesli. For kids you can add it to a smoothie and blend well or even mix it into their mince for tea. For animals I just mix it with their wet food and they haven’t noticed yet. The chickens will just eat it as it!
NOTE: If you are sure you have a parasite infestation seek medial advice, and double the dose of pumpkin seeds. Also add in a high quality garlic supplement to ensure all the parasites are taken care of.