Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes an over abundance of mucus in different places in the body.  Some of the symptoms of CF are frequent coughing and wheezing, nose polyps, and poor digestion. Those who suffer from CF usually take enzymes and some kind of liquid medicine that is inhaled through a nebulizer. A new friend of mine has a loved one who suffers from CF and so I am writing this blog for her and in hopes of helping others who have this malady.
To start with the diet of a person with CF should be followed closely to include 75% raw foods fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds but should avoid as much cooked foods, dairy, white sugar and flour as possible. Cooked foods cause mucus excretions and cause a person with CF to show their symptoms more.
Here are the most recommended supplements from Natures Sunshine for CF:
 COQ10-helps to produce energy and support the heart
 Germanium-supports the immune system
 Liquid Chlorophyll also good for its copper content-to cleanse and support
 vitamin D3-good for the immune system
 selenium [In NSP vitamin E] -glandular support and liver
 Food enzymes-aids in digestion because those with CF mucus interferes with the production of the   pancreas.

If you decide to order please mention my name and you will get a free membership discount with your $40 or more purchase.

Jenifer Harrod
Certified Herbalist

Sourdough Recipes

As promised I wanted to include some sourdough recipes from my personal stash for my readers! Here are my most used ones, I hope you enjoy them as mush as I. Also, if you are interested in purchasing wheat berries and a wheat grinder a great web site for this is called also check out the free c.d on eating the bread of idleness. It tells you about the health benefits of eating fresh ground wheat!

Sourdough Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 c starter
1 1/2 warm water
2 1/2 flour
(can stand overnight sometimes more water is needed for pancake batter consistency)
1 egg (or 1tbls. gr. flax and 2 tbls. warm water)
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tbls. honey
2 tbls. oil
sometimes I don't use the egg at all and it still comes out good

Sourdough Whole Wheat Belgian Waffles

1 3/4 flour; sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbls. honey
3 eggs
1c sourdough starter
3/4 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter, margarine with omegas, ect.
yeilds 6

Use an electric mixer and thoroughly mix the wet ingredients then add the dry ingredients a little at a time. Yummy!

My favorite!
Honey Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread

1 1/4 c. warm water
3/4 c. starter
3 1/2 tbls. oil
3 1/2 tbls. honey
3 1/2 tbls. dry milk
3 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. salt
nuts and seeds

Mix wet ingredients then add dry ingredients mix with either a dough hook or strong spatula. Pour into bed pan and allow to rise until it reaches the top of the pan cook on 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or until tests done. Enjoy with butter. Yummmmm!

Jenifer Harrod

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