Homeschooling Dietitian Mom https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:10:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i2.wp.com/homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-512x512PurpleonCreamArialle.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Homeschooling Dietitian Mom https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com 32 32 153740011 Little Red Riding Hood https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/little-red-riding-hood/ https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/little-red-riding-hood/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 01:15:14 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=11310 Jen Merckling from “Ready for Reading” has created some adorable hands-on books based on the timeless children’s classics. Included in her series so far is The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. Also, Goldilocks & The Three Pigs, plus my Favorite as a Kid The Gingerbread Man! (This post contains affiliate links). Totally […]

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Jen Merckling from “Ready for Reading” has created some adorable hands-on books based on the timeless children’s classics. Included in her series so far is The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. Also, Goldilocks & The Three Pigs, plus my Favorite as a Kid The Gingerbread Man! (This post contains affiliate links).

Totally affordable at only $6.00 per e-book, this is a totally unique way to introduce your preschool and kindergarten children to the love of reading.

Each book is at least 30 pages long and is in full color with super cute pictures of the characters. For example,

Little Red Riding Hood:

Read With Me Story – Combination of words and pictures so that your child can read along with you.

Order of Events – perfect way for your child to practice putting events in the order they in which they occur

Memory Cards – Jen says this is always one her kids’ favorite games.

Story Narration – Let your child tell the story and you write down what he says.

Color-by-Number Pages – Practice learning numbers, letters, and identifying colors.

Each book is retold in a unique way by Jen, and she uses pictures in every sentence to make reading easier. 🙂

Ready for Reading Phonics is Jen’s “big” reading program. Purchasing one of these short fairy tales is a great, inexpensive way to test out her awesome products without putting a dent in your pocketbook.

Opportunity for coloring, cutting and pasting, putting the story pieces in order, as well as pictures mixed with short words to help your child feel successful on her road to becoming a great reader!

Click here to find out more about Little Red Riding Hood as well as Jen’s other adorable books.

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Food Groups and Food Pictures Preschool Nutrition Fun

Artificial Additives and Our Kids’ Health

Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet Bundle

Just in Time for Thanksgiving, Turkey Safety and Tasty Recipes

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Turkey Recipe and Cooking Time

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I’ve been meaning to write about this new Thanksgiving recipe and safety e-book my husband created for you. So, here I am! And this Turkey Recipe and Cooking Time e-book is pretty awesome, in my opinion.

It started out as a general food safety e-book. However, with the Holidays swiftly approaching, we both decided it would be better to focus specifically on Turkey Safety, especially because the following 5 steps are EXTREMELY important to prevent food poisoning. 

  1. Thawing
  2. Cleaning
  3. Separating
  4. Cooking
  5. Chilling

Of course, we didn’t forget to add some tasty recipes, which my husband made and we taste-tested. A delicious turkey recipe is included as well as recipes for:

  1. Pumpkin Tart
  2. Sweet Potato Pie
  3. Whole Grain Blueberry Spice Pancakes (my absolute favorite)!
  4. Italian Stuffed Peppers that you can decorate to look like mummies
  5. A cute idea for serving vegetables at a get together or party.

These are basic, simple recipes that aren’t necessarily low fat or low calorie. However, portion control is key when you are eating for holidays (or any other time). This is what I remember when I eat anything. 🙂

Last year, at Christmastime, we created a couple of kid-friendly recipes as well. Click here to check this out.

If you want more in-depth information on food safety, and you don’t want to wait for me to finish my project on this subject, here are a few links to help you teach your kids:

Super cute teaching materials already prepared for you!

Food Safety with Beth (Teachers Pay Teachers store–not an affiliate)

Government Food Safety Sites:

Centers for Disease Control Food Safety Home Page

Food Safety.gov

And don’t forget to check out my Meal Planning for Kids Curriculum pack here.

Read my article, “Healthy Eating on a Budget” to give you a better idea of what “Meal Planning for Kids” is all about.

Sensory Friendly Vegetable Soup Recipes

Thanksgiving Desserts and Appetizers

Check out these super cute fairy tale books for preschool and kindergarten age kids

A Healthy Christmas Recipe for Kids

Printable Christmas Bookmarks

Nutrition Fun for Kids

Paleontologist Kids Elementary Unit Study

 

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Kids Cookbooks Volume 1- Easy Food https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/kids-cookbooks-volume-1-easy-food/ https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/kids-cookbooks-volume-1-easy-food/#respond Tue, 08 Oct 2019 03:09:16 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=10992 Kids Cookbooks Volume 1- Easy Food, by Sarah Watson Bean at “Love at Home Education,” is a super simple, basic cookbook to help your children get started in their cooking journey. (Post contains affiliate links). From age 2 and up, “Cooking by Levels” offers steps to get even the youngest members of your family in […]

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Kids Cookbooks Volume 1- Easy Food, by Sarah Watson Bean at “Love at Home Education,” is a super simple, basic cookbook to help your children get started in their cooking journey. (Post contains affiliate links).

From age 2 and up, “Cooking by Levels” offers steps to get even the youngest members of your family in the kitchen and to help them feel included, by offering simple tasks for them to successfully complete.

Kids Cookbooks, Volume 1 – Easy Food provides opportunity to build teamwork from an early age.

“A level based cookbook that teaches your kids how to cook 15 meals. From helping out to cooking full meals all by themselves.” And the recipes all look yummy too!

Five levels are provided with directions on what to give specific aged kids to do.  Visuals are included and placed in appropriate places throughout the cookbook to make it easier to tell at which level each individual cooking step fits.

For example:

  1. Pouring for 2-4 year old kids – This level gives younger kids the opportunity to practice pouring without actually measuring ingredients. A simple black and white measuring cup picture is placed in all the places to make it clear which age group the specific task is appropriate for.
  2. Measuring tasks (4 years and up) are paired with simple measuring spoons. These are tasks designed to encourage your child to start reading ingredients and instructions on recipes.
  3. Reading and Assembling ingredients – For example, 5 to 7 year old children can look for ingredients in a recipe and then find them in the cabinet or refrigerator. These tasks are identified by a simple milk carton.
  4. Ingredients and directions for a recipe can usually be read at this level. Also, children can begin to choose their own recipes. The symbol associated with level 4 is a simple, black and white recipe picture.
  5. Doing all of the reading, gathering all of the ingredients, and cooking all by themselves. This is the last and 5th step! This step is symbolized by a chef hat. 🙂

Suggestions are offered to deal with kids starting out at older ages as well as how to help the child move up more quickly when it is desired.

This Cooking Class and Curriculum is meant to be fun, of course, and it really is!

Reading Instructions and Measurements

Cooking By Yourself

Simple recipes include:

Waffles, pancakes, and homemade multigrain bread.

Delicious oatmeal cookies and homemade granola bars

And spaghetti, hamburgers, fresh, from scratch fresh pasta,  and scrambled eggs 3 ways.

(Post contains affiliate links).

Click here to purchase Cooking by Level, Volume 1 now!

Offerings by Homeschooling Dietitian Mom

Meal Prep for Beginners 

Meal Planning for Kids

The Importance of Good Nutrition

Nutrition and Food Science Activity Pack

Paleontologist Kids Unit Study

Sunflower and Pumpkin Gardening and Activity Kit

Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet Bundle

Posts by Me

Homeschooling Dietitian Mom Recommended Resources

Is the Paleo Diet Biblical?

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Genius Bloggers Toolkit https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/genius-bloggers-toolkit/ https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/genius-bloggers-toolkit/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:00:42 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=10426 2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit (Post contains affiliate links). I have had my blog for about a year (since August 2018). and thanks to some of the most amazing classes I’ve taken, I have come a long way. If you’ve been around for a while, you know how much my emails and my blog have improved […]

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2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit (Post contains affiliate links).

I have had my blog for about a year (since August 2018). and thanks to some of the most amazing classes I’ve taken, I have come a long way.

If you’ve been around for a while, you know how much my emails and my blog have improved over the last year.

I have learned SO MUCH in the past year that I am astounded. But I know it’s not me!

It’s because this is where God wants me.

Deciding to do this blog thing isn’t a new idea.

Over 10 years ago I started feeling led in that direction. I took college graphic design courses (at $400 a shot–for just a few weekends of teaching), and enrolled in online Photoshop classes–but never finished them (another couple hundred bucks down the drain).

I also tried learning about how to help people find me on my blog, though I really had no idea what I was doing at the time.

By the way, that’s called “SEO” or Search Engine Optimization. That cost me $350 and resulted in no blog at all. 🙁

I had so many ideas about what I wanted to do, I just couldn’t narrow it down. It went from Russian collectibles to handmade cards and collectibles to Creation and Culture to 6-day Creation. I even tried to focus on just nutrition. However, I couldn’t pick just one topic. Plus I didn’t have access to the sources I needed to create my own website and I couldn’t afford to pay someone else to do it for me.

I sold on Ebay for a few months and I made some sales, especially at Christmastime.

But I spent WAY more than I earned due to the fact that I made handmade items. If you’ve ever created a handmade card, you know it takes more than 10 minutes to make. Plus you make each one unique. Well, try to get people to pay more than $2 to $3 for a card. Even then there’s no way you’re going to make any kind of profit.

They don’t call them starving artists for nothing!

Fast forward 10 years later. I was homeschooling my son and came across Build Your Bundle. I purchased “Blogging Basics Bootcamp,” by Heather Bowen and off I went. And I had my blog up and running and even getting some traffic in October of 2018.

As the result of my connections with Heather, I’ve learned that

There is SO MUCH stuff available to someone like me (or you) who wants to get a blog up and running,

Maybe just because you have a message you want to share or because you’re hoping to earn some extra money to help your family make ends meet.

I’m not going to lie to you. It takes time and money and hard work. What I will tell you, however, is that there are awesome deals out there to make it much less expensive and time consuming to get started, if that’s what you really want to do.

Just this past April, I took a risk and purchased the 2018 Genius Bloggers Toolkit during a Flash Sale.

I AM SO GLAD I DID because it was an amazing deal.

I haven’t even gotten halfway through the amazing e-books, e-courses, and special discounts that were included in this kit.

2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit

I have checked EVERYTHING in the 2019 Genius Bloggers Toolkit. And I promise that EVERYTHING is brand new. Which is a good thing, because the only negative thing I can say about the kit I purchased in April of this year, is that due to the Flash Sale nature (it wasn’t brand new), there were 2 or 3 products not available or expired. Even with that, there was just so much good stuff that I still feel like I got the most amazing deal!

Here is just one example.

I changed my email service provider (ESP) to ConvertKit as the result of The 2018 Genius Bloggers Toolkit, which included 3 months of ConvertKit for free (normally they only give you 14 days free).

I switched from my old ESP in April and it has made such a difference in my ability to do what I want when I send you an email.

And I thought I was saving money with my older, cheaper ESP! However, the other less expensive ESP resulted in me having to purchase upgrades which in the long run probably cost me more than what I’m currently paying.

Some numbers:

ConvertKit charges $49 per month based on the current size of my email list (more than 1000 and less than 3000). So we are talking over $100 in savings just for that one thing! (and the kit was only $97). Thus, this one thing ALL BY ITSELF made up for the cost. But this was only the beginning!

One of my other favorites that was included in the 2018 kit was the “E-book by Number E-course,” by Start a Mom Blog. That class helped me to start and organize my Meal Planning for Kids Curriculum. This e-course sells for $97. So, those two things alone were worth $200.

Now I don’t want to spend too much time talking about products that aren’t available in this year’s Toolkit.

Remember I said everything is new?

This is a good thing, because things get outdated VERY QUICKLY. So having the latest is always important when investing your money in a project.

For example, Katie Hornor, who is my blogging coach, has included her 5-day Premier Your Course Idea in this years Genius Toolkit. I’ve gone through this course, and it is currently selling on her Teachable site for $297.

Stuff to help with Business Planning, taxes, organization

Classes to learn how to create a presence and draw people to your Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter.

(Blogging Camp by Julie Chickery,Tech Made Easy also)

ConvertKit 2 Months Free (Stated savings $58)

Bye for now,

Debbie

Entrepreneurship of Our Children

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10 Facts about Vitamin B12 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/10-facts-about-vitamin-b12/ https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/10-facts-about-vitamin-b12/#respond Tue, 01 Oct 2019 03:10:46 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=10310 10 Facts About Vitamin B12 (Post may contain affiliate links). Vitamin B12 was first “discovered” in the 1850s. Thomas Addison, one of the earliest researchers of vitamin B12, discovered a lethal form of anemia he named pernicious anemia. Symptoms of this disease included: Glossitis – (inflammation of the tongue) Macrocytic – (too large) red blood […]

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10 Facts About Vitamin B12 (Post may contain affiliate links).

Vitamin B12 was first “discovered” in the 1850s.

Thomas Addison, one of the earliest researchers of vitamin B12, discovered a lethal form of anemia he named pernicious anemia. Symptoms of this disease included:

  1. Glossitis – (inflammation of the tongue)
  2. Macrocytic – (too large) red blood cells
  3. Numbness and abnormal gait.

There was no treatment and so patients afflicted would die.

In the 1920s, Georges Richard Minot, a practicing MD at Harvard, came up with the idea that something in food might help patients. Minot teamed up with two other MDs and they did research on dogs 🙁 to discover a treatment.

The research involved bleeding dogs and then feeding them various types of food until they determined that meats, especially raw liver, were the best treatment. Unfortunately, they did not discover what was in the raw liver and meat. They did however, earn a Nobel Prize in Medicine for their efforts in 1934.

It has taken well over 100 years to understand vitamin B12. And research continues to this day.

During the period 1934 and 1948, Intrinsic factor was discovered. This was seen as a substance in the body that was necessary for absorption of this mysterious food element, that became known as “Extrinsic Factor.”

Intrinsic factor in the stomach is necessary for absorption

Intrinsic factor is most effective when the acid level is higher. As a result, older people and persons taking antacids are at an increased risk for vitamin B12 deficiency.

Animal Products are the only Natural Way to obtain vitamin B12

Spirulina has been cited as a source of vitamin B12, and Spirulina has been shown to have numerous health benefits.  However, the “B12” in Spirulina is an Analog or “Pseudo-vitamin.”

To make matters worse, this B12 analog in Spirulina also interferes with the absorption of the real vitamin B12.

Thus Spirulina is NOT a source of real vitamin B12.

Non-animal products are often fortified. For example:

  • Soy, Rice, and Almond Milk
  • Breakfast Cereals

Vitamin B12 is one of the water soluble vitamins.

As a result, it is easily lost when cooked in water.

Deficiency can result in psychosis

as well as spinal cord demyelination, neuropathy, and death.

Vitamin B12 is more readily absorbed when the stomach is acidic. As a result, antacids lower the absorption, and chronic antacid use can result in deficiency, especially in older persons.

B12 and Folate (Folic Acid) work together to prevent Megaloblastic anemia. As a result, it can be hard for healthcare providers to determine whether the cause is folic acid deficiency or B12 deficiency. Thus, it is important that you don’t take excessive amounts of either folic acid or vitamin B12.

 

US RDA of B12

.9 micrograms – 1-3 years

1.2 micrograms – 4-8 years

1.8 micrograms – 9-13 years

2.4 micrograms – 14+ years

2.6 micrograms – Pregnancy

2.8 micrograms – Lactation

Diet and ADHD in Children

Lactose Intolerance or Protein Allergy?

6 Reasons You Need More Vegetables in Your Diet

What Interferes With Iron Absorption?

For Further Study

https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/nutrition-and-health/nutrients/vitamin-b12/what-every-vegan-should-know-about-vitamin-b12+

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina#section1

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Biomes of the World https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/biomes-world/ https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/biomes-world/#respond Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:29:50 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=8669 Biomes of the World Sara Bean of “Love at Home Education” has created an entire series on the different biomes of the world. These units can be purchased as one entire unit or separately.  Each of the six units targets all grade levels, K-12, and there are dozens of activities to choose from in each […]

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Biomes of the World

Sara Bean of “Love at Home Education” has created an entire series on the different biomes of the world. These units can be purchased as one entire unit or separately.  Each of the six units targets all grade levels, K-12, and there are dozens of activities to choose from in each individual unit. For example, at least one full page of links is included to supplement each of the individual biome units.  These links include suggestions for subject specific books, art, as well as poetry.

All Units include:

  • Reading List
  • Blank Homeschool Reading Logs
  • Journal
  • Free Photos
  • Block Letters that form the words for particular animal/plant studied.
  • Mini Units
  • Writing Guidelines for K-12

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Biomes of the World – Tundra

Interesting study of the Vikings, with fascinating supplemental activities. For example, Norse poetry, how to make Viking Bread. Also, awesome projects including making jewelry, and how to make white dye fabric. Another interesting project involves learning about the Vikings’ individual style of boats.

Mini Units

  1. Arctic Owl
  2. Poppy
  3. Arctic Wolf
  4. Willow
  5. Lichen
  6. Woolly Mammoth

Rainforest, Boreal Forest, and Deciduous Forest

Three different types of forest are categorized as Biomes of the World today.

All three biomes are divided into separate units.

These units all contain mini units.

Rainforest:

  • Cocoa
  • Jaquar
  • Lemur
  • Passion Flower
  • Toucan
  • Vanilla Orchid

Also included is an Aztec, Mayan, and Inca journal page.

Deciduous Forest

  1. Azalea
  2. Chipmunk
  3. Holly
  4. Raccoon
  5. Timber Wolf
  6. Willow Tree

Boreal

  1. Beaver
  2. Fir Tree
  3. Lynx
  4. Pine Tree
  5. Spruce Tree
  6. Wolverine

Grasslands

Mini Units:

  1. Bison
  2. African Lion
  3. Racka Sheep
  4. Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly
  5. Coneflower
  6. Lemongrass

Desert

Mini Units:

  1. Cactus
  2. Gila Monster
  3. Kangaroo
  4. Mesquite Tree
  5. Snap Dragon
  6. Desert Tortoise

Overall, these Units provide plenty of fun activities and food for thought and can be utilized as part of any K-12 Life Science curriculum.

Keep in mind, however, that the Biomes of the World curriculum assumes the “Continental Drift” theory is a fact. In case you aren’t familiar with the idea of the “Continental Drift,” theory and the term “Pangaea.”

The “Continental Drift” theory states that at one time all the continents today existed as one big body of land. The term, “Pangaea,” is in reference to the one big body of land.  The “Continental Drift” theory states that the current continents we have today are the result of the one body of land breaking apart into separate continents At a very slow rate. Thus, the “Continental Drift,” theory states that the continents existing today took 3.3 billion years to form.

Unfortunately, the “Continental Drift” theory is stated as fact in every single unit, throughout the entire curriculum.

I do accept as valid that there may have, at one time, been one large continent, or Pangaea. However, I don’t adhere to the belief that the Pangaea formed at a slow rate as is stated in each of the Biome units.  I believe there are other valid explanations for how the continents separated. I also believe that 3.3 billion years was not necessary to make this happen.

For example, a worldwide flood with its catastrophic conditions easily could have resulted in one big body of land being broken up into several.

In fact, the Bible states in Genesis 7:11-12, 17-20 (King James Version)

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.

18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

Based on these verses, it is clear to me that the flood of the Bible was enough to break up “Pangaea” and that it would not have required 3.3 billion years.

To Find out more about Love at Home Education and the Biomes of the World Unit Studies, click here.

Other Recommended Resources

Paleontologist Kids Activities Unit Study

When Did Dinosaurs Live?

Why My Son Doesn’t Believe in Evolution

Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Kids Cookbooks Volume 1

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Control Your Sugar Level https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/control-your-sugar-level/ https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/control-your-sugar-level/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:14:10 +0000 https://homeschoolingdietitianmom.com/?p=8213 Control your Sugar Level: The Best Bread for People with Diabetes (Post may contain affiliate links). Eating balanced and organic food is one of the best ways to keep your diabetes in control naturally. If you are new to diabetes, people might advise you against having bread because bread is high in carbohydrate. But bread […]

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Control your Sugar Level: The Best Bread for People with Diabetes

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Eating balanced and organic food is one of the best ways to keep your diabetes in control naturally.

If you are new to diabetes, people might advise you against having bread because bread is high in carbohydrate.

But bread is a staple food in most households in the US.  So, if you are wondering what you can have instead of bread, the answer is you DON’T HAVE to switch.

People with diabetes can have bread without any fear, as long as your doctor permits and more importantly, as long as it is the right kind of bread.

So, what types of bread are best for people with diabetes? What should you look for when you are buying bread from stores?

Today we will talk about the types of bread that normalize your blood sugar naturally. We will also share tips to choose the best bread for diabetics.

Food and Glycemic Index

Carbohydrate is essential for human health development. However, it also contributes to the elevated sugar level in the blood for it easily breaks down to sugar.

On the other hand, good carbohydrates that are low in glycemic index or GI are the best foods that keep the blood sugar level as well as other issues, such as weight gain, heart diseases, etc., under control without external medication.

What is the Glycemic Index?    

GI is a way to measure the foods that increase or decrease your blood sugar levels, i.e. glucose according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The GI reference point is scored between 1 and 100. The lower the score the better the GI. Foods that do not contain carbs, such as meats, do not have a score.

White bread scores around 71.

This is why people with diabetes are advised against eating white bread.

The best foods for people with diabetes have a low-glycemic score (<55). These foods include pumpernickel bread, whole fruits, non-starchy vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and cucumber, legumes, beans, and pulses, corn, yam, steel-cut oatmeal, and millet.

Other foods that contain medium-glycemic index (55 to 69) include quick oats, wheat bread, couscous, brown rice, Basmati rice, wild rice, and pita bread.

Foods with high-glycemic-index (>69) that people with diabetes ought to avoid:

–          Potatoes

–          Bananas

–          Popcorn

–          White rice

–          Macaroni

–          Breakfast cereals

–          All refined foods

–          Processed foods

–          Pineapple

–          Cooking oil

How to Choose Low GI Breads?

You have to consider certain things, such as the nutritional factors when purchasing your bread.

The more processed a food is, the higher is the carb or GI level.

Therefore, we suggest you opt for wholemeal or stone-ground bread to control your sugar level.

Now not all stores sell this kind of bread. So, if you need alternatives, make sure you read the labels of the bread packages and check the nutritional facts, such as calories, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, and sodium level.

–          Calories: If you plan to eat two bread slices, keep the calories <90 per slice.

–          Carbohydrate: The amount of carbs a person can have depends upon your meal plan, your weight-loss aim, and your health condition. However, a bread that has carbs between 15 and 20 gm or less (including sugar content) per slice is recommended.

–          Fat: People with diabetes should aim at having foods that are low in saturated and trans fats, and high in healthy or unsaturated fat. Plain bread without nuts and seeds do not contain much fats However, if you have to choose something with fat, make sure the bread has 0 grams trans-fat and less than 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

–          Fiber: Fiber is an essential nutrient for people with diabetes and obesity. It has many benefits, such as slowing down the processing of sugar in the blood. It also decreases appetite or hunger, keeps you full and energetic for a long time, regulates your bowel movements, and minimizes cholesterol level. Make sure the fiber content is highest or at least 3 grams per serving.

–          Sodium: Sodium can increase blood pressure and therefore, diabetic people must completely minimize eating food with high sodium levels. Ensure that each slice of bread has less than 150 mg sodium, for example.

Bread that Keeps Your Diabetes in Control

If you are baking bread at home, you can include ingredients like flaxseeds, chia seeds, nuts, wheat bran, oats, and millet.

You can replace these ingredients with your regular flour in 1: 4 ratios (1/2 cup ingredient vs. 1 1/2 cup flour).

Bread that you can include in your diet includes:

–          Whole-wheat bread or brown bread

–          Multi-grain bread

–          Gluten-free bread

–          Organic bread

–          Sprouted bread (Contains no flour and is made out of sprouting grains, beans, and seeds)

–          Sourdough bread

–          Tortillas

Unless your doctor specifies, it is not necessary to stop eating bread. Make sure your bread is GI low, sugar-free, trans-fat free, and whole grain.

Author Bio:

Henna is a proficient writer who firmly believes in the age-old remedies and holistic medicine as a primary cure for several diseases. After graduating she embarked on a journey to find the truth about holistic and natural remedies.

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Best Food for Psoriasis: How Diet May Improve Your Psoriasis

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In 2017, a team of researchers from the San Francisco School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology, University of California found that reduced alcohol consumption and a gluten and nightshades free diet improved the symptoms of Psoriasis. Additionally, a diet that contained fish oil, Vitamin D, and vegetables also proved effective in the treatment for this skin condition.

More than 1200 individuals from the National Psoriasis Foundation were surveyed with 61 questions on their food habits and dietary practices. The researchers published the findings in Dermatologic Therapy May 2017 issue. People with psoriasis consumed less sugar, dairy products, and fiber to reduce their symptoms.

Along with it, a reduced quantity of alcohol, members of the nightshade family, such as peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant also helped them to curb down the skin shedding process effectively.

Furthermore, the survey also revealed that people with psoriasis alleviated their symptoms by including fish oil, vegetables, and vitamin D in their regular meals. These foods acted like natural cures for psoriasis.

Does Food Trigger Psoriasis Symptoms?

Nutrition is one of the biggest players in fighting against several health problems, including Psoriasis. Although food is not the only trigger that boosts the symptoms of Psoriasis (stress and bad weather can also be one of them), certain foods do flare up the condition.

While medical treatments often reduce the rapid skin cell production in order to curb the symptoms down, psoriasis is a lifelong condition and has no cure. Therefore, lifestyle changes and shifts in dietary habits are the only home remedies of psoriasis that you can include without worrying about the side effects of modern medications.

Choosing anti-inflammatory foods, eliminating gluten, and choosing low-calorie ingredients showed signs of improvement in the surveyed members.

High anti-oxidant foods, along with weight loss and remedies to reduce inflammation can also help relieve the symptoms effectively.

TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicines are herb-based treatments that can help you reduce inflammation naturally. Chinese herbs like Indica Naturalis and Aloe Vera are widely used in China to treat various skin conditions, including psoriasis.

Foods to Avoid for Psoriasis

You must avoid foods that trigger inflammation and weaken the immune system, such as:

Processed Foods

Processed foods are high in calories, trans fat and saturated fats. Consuming processed foods can lead to weight gain, low metabolism, metabolic syndrome, and other health conditions, including inflammation. Foods you must avoid to processed food intake include pre-packaged foods, canned foods, processed meats, packaged bakery products, and foods high in salt, sugar, and fat.

Nightshades

Nightshade plants and veggies are rich in solanine. Solanine is a compound that causes indigestion and promotes inflammation in persons with psoriasis. The National Psoriasis Foundation states that Nightshades can trigger the symptoms of psoriasis. Examples of foods classified as nightshades are tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant.

Gluten Rich Food

People with psoriasis could also become gluten sensitive. There are certain health conditions that are characterized by autoimmunity to gluten. So, you must avoid all foods that have gluten, such as wheat, rye, barley, and malt-based foods. You should also avoid foods that contain wheat, barley, and malts, such as pasta, vermicelli, semolina, baked goods, and noodles, sauces and condiments, and malt beverage like beer. These foods all contain gluten.

Alcohol

Psoriasis is an auto-immune health condition, which means it is directly linked to the immune system. Alcohol has the potential to disrupt your immune system and therefore, you must restrict alcohol every day.

Foods that People with Psoriasis Can Consume Every day

A diet high in anti-inflammatory foods can act as a natural cure for psoriasis, and such foods include:

Fruits and Vegetables

Most fruits and veggies are rich in antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory. Both are essential compounds to decrease stress and inflammation. anti-inflammatory, omega 3 fatty acids. contain a high amount of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants include broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and other dark fruits, and leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, and arugula.

Fish

Among all meat-based products fish is the best for health. You must have those fishes that provide your body the necessary anti-inflammatory, omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids promote good health and reduce both internal and external inflammation. You can have salmon, sardines, trout, and codfishes to treat your psoriasis naturally.

Healthy Oils

Certain vegetable oils also contain anti-inflammatory, omega 3 fatty acids, for example. Try including olive oil, coconut, flax seed, and safflower oils in your diet. However, do not have oils that contain a high amount of omega 6 fatty acids.

Dr. Pragno Diet

Dr. Pragno, in his book, Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative describes how a healthy lifestyle and a good diet can improve the symptoms of psoriasis. His approach includes consuming fruits and vegetables in high quantities, having grains, meats, seafood, eggs, and dairy in moderate quantity, and avoiding red meat, nightshades, and processed foods completely.

Vegan and Mediterranean diets also seem to help in treating the skin problem.

Reach out to your nutritionist for more clarity on how you can control your condition through food habits.

Author Bio:

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As you know, my husband is a cook and I am a dietitian. An interesting thing about cooks is that they are great at cooking regular foods. However, they’re often not so good at baking. This is because when a chef creates something in the kitchen, it’s a little bit of that and a little bit of this. In other words, the amounts aren’t exact.

This Does Not Work so Well in Baking

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For example, when baking a quick bread, it’s important to carefully measure the flour as well as use the correct tools, including the appropriate measuring cups. You should NEVER use a glass Pyrex-style measuring cup to measure dry ingredients. (See first picture above). This is because you need to be able to flatten the top of the cup. (See third picture above). You can’t do this with a glass measuring cup, so you’ll end up with an approximate amount which you don’t want when baking a high-quality product. You should always use a dry measuring cup to measure dry ingredients. For example, cups similar to the ones in the second two pictures, for greatest accuracy.  Personally I believe you should sift the flour prior to measuring as well for the lightest product. Another important thing to remember is that if you just dip the measuring cup into the flour instead of scooping it/spooning it into the cup, you will most likely end up with too much flour and a heavier product.

Whole Wheat Vs White Flour Baking

This becomes even more crucial when you are using whole wheat flour.  When you exchange all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour, I highly recommend you weigh the flours. For example. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of all-purpose flour and you want to exchange it with whole wheat flour:

  1. Weigh 1 cup of the all purpose flour.
  2. Rather than measure out the whole wheat flour, simply weigh it until you get the amount you need. The amount will be slightly different, and most of the time the whole wheat flour will be heavier.

My husband has been a bit stubborn about paying attention to me when I try to explain this to him. As a result, he has created less than delicious baked goods time and time again. When we first got married, Ron was using glass measuring cups to measure his dry ingredients. Not only that, but he was using the dip method. So, of course, when I asked him to switch the all-purpose flour with the whole wheat flour, he ended up with a flat, heavy, not so tasty product.

He began using the correct tools. However, he has not been exact in his measurements. So, after years of him making inferior baked products, I finally convinced my husband to actually weigh four different flours so he could see for himself what I was talking about.

As my husband was conducting this little experiment yesterday, it occurred to me that this is an example of true science.  Observing the evidence rather than depending on another person’s word is what science is all about. 🙂

I highly recommend you do this with your kids (or husband) or some other lucky person so that you can teach them a thing or two about baking.

So, back to the experiment. Ron carefully measured and weighed 1 cup each of four different kinds of flour:

  1. All-Purpose Enriched Flour
  2. White Whole Wheat Flour
  3. Stone Ground Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  4. Stone Ground Whole Wheat Regular Flour

The results are in and even I am surprised by the results.

Ron used the standard scientific method including using my handy-dandy FREE scientific method sheet found here.

Here is the results of our experiment:

All-purpose enriched flour – 124 grams

White whole wheat flour – 120 grams

Stone ground whole wheat pastry flour – 129 grams

Stone ground whole wheat regular flour – 134 grams

I was shocked to realize that the white whole wheat flour is actually LIGHTER than the all-purpose flour. I would never have guessed this!

This is SUCH a good example of how important actual observation is when forming a conclusion.

So, to sum it up:

  1. When baking, if you carefully measure and use the correct tools, you will be much more likely to create a high quality finished product.
  2. When switching out all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour, if you weigh the flour rather than measure it, you are more likely to get a satisfactory product.
  3. White whole wheat flour (this is simply another type of wheat) is actually lighter than all-purpose flour, and thus, is an excellent substitute for all-purpose flour.
  4. When you use white whole wheat flour, you will get more fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6 as well as any phytonutrients that are removed in the all–purpose flour.

Thus, you now know one of the secrets of high-quality whole wheat vs white flour baking.

In case you interested in going a little deeper into this subject, I did an internet search to see what else was out there. I found an awesome website (see below) that goes into detail as well as discusses another variable–how the brand you are using can also affect the weight of the flour.

https://www.cupcakeproject.com/how-much-does-a-cup-of-flour-weigh

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Dog Breeding and Eugenics

Ever since I studied population genetics at the Institute for Creation Research, I have thought a lot about purebred dogs and why they seem to have so many health problems.

The answer is partly explained by the fact that when you breed an animal for specific characteristics, you are bottlenecking the gene pool.

Think of an upside-down bottle (or funnel) that starts out big and narrows to a small hole.

The top of the funnel—mutt—contains a greater variety of genes. As you go down, only some of the genes will be left over in the container—Dalmatian, for example. That is, the entire gene pool/potential you start with will be reduced as you go down through the funnel.

So, not only do you reduce the genetic potential as you create your purebred dog, when you go down the funnel, if some of the genes passed down are mutations, the chances of a mutation passing down and being expressed in the final “product,” has been greatly increased.

So, why would anyone want to do such a thing?

Firstly, a little background to explain why dog breeding became such a hot thing starting in the 1800s.

Dog types go back 1000s of years, and some selective breeding has been used as a way to make dogs more useful to help with work. For example, making dogs more useful for hunting, shepherding, and retrieving. In the 1800s, however, the idea of breeding for selective characteristics took on a whole new life

Charles Darwin’s new thoughts on the inheritance of characteristics as well as the ideas of Francis Galton, Darwin’s cousin, and the Father of Eugenics, fueled this new movement of dog breeding.

What is Eugenics?

The term Eugenics is the study and control of procreation as a means of improving hereditary characteristics of future generations.

Francis Galton, the Father of Eugenics, believed that humans, like animals should be selectively bred.

Two examples of Eugenics in practice:

  1. Hitler and Nazi Germany – Eugenics is one of the main theories that fed Hitler’s ideas for creating the “Superior Race.”
  2. Involuntary sterilization practices in the USA–that’s right folks—as late as 2010!*

“Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes (and forced sterilization—my note), all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics.”

(Note that prior to World War II, Eugenics was a commonly used term. After World War II, however, the term became a dirty word. Now eugenicists are known as “population scientists,” and “human geneticists,” while “Eugenics Quarterly” has been renamed,  “Journal of Social Biology).”

So, what exactly is dog breeding?

Dog breeding is the practice of mating selected dogs with the intent to maintain or produce specific qualities and characteristics. When dogs reproduce without human intervention, their offspring’s characteristics are determined by natural selection. On the other hand, “dog breeding” refers specifically to the artificial selection of dogs, in which dogs are intentionally bred by their owners:

Natural Selection 

The process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. (Not Macroevolution).**

Artificial Selection

“‘Selective breeding’ is the process by which humans use animal breeding…to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits by choosing which animals…will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.”

Original Dog Kind

All dogs are descendents of a wolf-like ancestor. In fact, the genetic diversity of the original wolf-life ancestor allows for variations such as Chihuahuas and Great Danes. It also allows for the fact that there are currently at least 200 different breeds of dogs.

So, if it wasn’t for this original diversity, humans would never have been able to create dog breeds in the first place. Not only that but

When a dog breed IS created, it decreases the gene pool of the animal being bred.

This, in turn, reduces the variability and the genetic potential of the offspring.

Problems with Purebreds – Some examples

  1. French Bulldog  – This dog is considered more valuable when the head is larger. So, the French Bulldog is bred to produce a bigger and bigger head circumference. As a result, >90% of French Bulldog puppies have to be delivered by Caesarean Birth.
  2. King Charles Spaniel – This breed has a mutation that causes “Syringomyelia,” which means the skull is too small to house the brain. As a result, when the brain gets too big for the skull, the dog experiences severe pain.
  3. Rhodesian Ridgback – This breed is valued for the ridges on its back. If a puppy is born without proper ridges, they are “culled.” (READ: SLAUGHTERED).  Although, it is claimed this no longer happens. To make matters worse, when the “proper ridges” exist, this is considerd a mild form of Spina Bifida. Thus, the diseased animal is preferred to the healthy animal simply because of the ridges.
  4. Dalmatians – Virtually all Dalmatians lack the ability to break down Uric Acid . This is the result of a mutation in their bloodline. Thus, when a person owns a Dalmation, they have to feed the animal a special diet to prevent bladder stones which are potentially fatal. Breeders have fixed this problem by adding back the gene to the bloodline. However, many consider these “LUA” (Low Uric Acid) variants to be “mongrels.”

Let’s Talk About Poodles

According to Wikipedia:

“The poodle has been bred in at least three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy. According to the American Kennel Club, which recognized the breed in 1887, the Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three varieties, and was later bred down to the miniature and toy sizes. The British Kennel Club also recognizes three sizes, stating that the miniature and toy are scaled down versions of the standard.”

(a) Standard – 

  1. Most likely of all dog breeds to develop a serious skin disease called “sebaceous adenitis”
  2. High risk for thyroid disease
  3. 40% of this breed die from cancer.

(b) Toy – Because they are so small, they have a high “miscarriage” rate. They require assistance, pups are often stillborn, and caesarians are common.

Personal examples:

Parents at one point tried to breed poodles for a little extra money.  They purchased 3 dogs; 2 females  and 1 male.

Dog 1 – Female – out of 2 litters, only one puppy survived (stillborn).

Dog 2 – Female – Too small – at risk of death if gave birth, so had to be spayed; developed kidney failure at a young age.

Dog 3 – Male – Had genetic defect that precluded breeding him. Parents found out after purchasing him and after the first litter (none of which survived).

Conclusions:

It’s understandable why certain dog breeds would be wanted and needed. For example, blind and other handicapped service dogs. But iI think t’s important to keep in mind the risks and the suffering involved in the breeding of dogs.

There are so many unwanted non-purebred (and even purebred) dogs in the animal shelters that could use a good home. If you just want a healthy dog for a pet. One that will probably live longer and have less healthy problems, I believe your best bet is to find a “mutt” and give him or her a home.

Here’s a great place to start: Mutt Rescue

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Notes and References

*Make sure you read this article, which is a PBS report. This subject is incredibly important to be educated on but is beyond the scope of subject I’m discussing.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/unwanted-sterilization-and-eugenics-programs-in-the-united-states/

**Note that evolutionists (and Wikipedia) have a bias that states that new species are proof of macroevolution. Creationists do not use the term macroevolution in the same way. A new type of bird is not an increase in genetic information, which is what is necessary for TRUE macroevolution to occur.

https://creation.com/eugenics-death-of-the-defenceless

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com:

https://creation.com/eugenics-death-of-the-defenceless

http://hounddogsdrule.com/k9-classroom/canid-hybrids/

Creation Magazine – “Sick, suffering monsters and the eugenicists who created them” by Lita Cosner, pp 22-25 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle

https://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/health/standardpoodles.html

http://toypoodles.com/Cape_Rose_Toy_Poodles/Should_I_Breed_My_Pet.html

https://creation.com/parade-of-mutants




 

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