Whilst I am a huge fan of “eating clean”, there are times when I feel like something rich,decadent and sweet. So I put the stevia leaf aside and reach for the coconut sugar. Coconut Sugar is a low GI option, but none the less, it is still a sugar. Candida sufferers know only too well what this lovely ingredient can do to your body, and most steer clear of all refined types. This is a special occasion only dessert! The mix can be converted to a cake, brownie or muffin, it is up to you!
We all have scars. According to the New Oxford American dictionary; A mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed. Here’s a radical idea to kick-start the year; Let us embrace our broken souls. Like most people in today’s society, I have stretch marks on my hips and breasts. But I have some nasty scars that are not visible to the eye when I am fully clothed. And I am not talking a few here and there, but thick, blotchy, red lines. These are due to the awful reaction my body had to copious amounts of refined sugar, wheat and artificial toxins in the “foods” I was consuming and alcoholic drinks I was guzzling.
Ditch the toxins
Female products are all loaded with toxins. What we put on our body is absorbed through our skin and then our poor over worked liver must try to deal with all the artificial junk!
Did you know that tampons are made from synthetics, polypropylene, rayon, viscose and conventional cotton( the most heavily sprayed crop in the world, using more than 25% of the worlds total insecticides). There are massive chemical processes involved in the production of rayon and polypropylene. Then we place it in the most absorbent part of our body!
Ok, I admit, I have a vested interest in this topic. Why? Well, I’m 6 months pregnant and to be honest I miss feta on my salads and sandwiches. I crave ricotta smeared over sourdough toast with a drizzle of honey, long for some silky raw salmon and tuna sashimi, and pine after a soft-boiled egg with my salad. Why am I denying myself such simple culinary pleasures? Because according to the NSW Health Authority and other health advisory services, uncooked feta and ricotta, raw fish, and runny egg yolks are on the no-go list for pregnant women. So too is soft serve ice-cream, uncooked sprouts, pre-prepared salads, delicatessen meats that are not reheated/cooked, high mercury fish, unwashed fruits and veggies and more. (For the full list of what foods are recommended to avoid during pregnancy – click here).