We have lots of family parties this week. We started off last night and there were lots of treats around. Honestly the hardest part was the chips. I wanted the chips and salsa really bad. I really wish I didn't commit to no corn. Really. I look forward to bringing that back soon, in moderation of course. Today I really wanted nachos with real melted cheddar on them. I don't really ever even eat those and haven't had cheese for a while but it just sounds good. Salty, crunchy, yummy. Oh well. I can be strong.
I have had a few emails about yeast and about supplements. You can read my posts about yeast by clicking on the "yeast" topic under labels but there is also some great info in ebooks from My Feel Good Foods. Jonell Francis, the owner and creator, is a wealth of information and she has put together some wonderful ebooks to learn more. She has real life experience as she has healed herself from various health issues through getting rid of yeast. I love her products. They have helped me greatly and many others whom I know.
Yeast is tricky. It is hard to get under control but it can be done. If you just want the magic pill, that won't happen. You can't buy the kits and still drink your sodas and eat your candy. You need to do the work. Anything sugary will feed yeast. That means and sweeteners, even natural ones, fruits, simple starches, etc. If you were hard core, you would get rid of all these things entirely in your diet. Since most aren't, including myself, I like to add the supplements to help with the rest. I need a little fruit and I need a little starch.
What I always recommend is starting with the Feel Good Foods kit. It will give you about a two month supply. After that, I like to rotate in some other natural herbals. The three I rotate are Kolorex, which you can get from Amazon, the New Beginnings yeast herbal pack, which you can get from me or from the New Beginnings website and simple garlic. There are many other options out there but these are tried and tested. Remember, you need to do your best to eat well or you will not get it under control. You also need a good probiotic to help fill in the prior yeasty areas with the good bacteria.
Yeast is nasty, ladies. Get it under control. It affects everything. It is always good to do a good yeast cleanse even if you don't know for sure you have it. Generally, if you suspect it, you do. We all have some to a degree.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with a little unsweetened coconut milk.
Lunch: I am so boring here and my tummy was in knots from the mission call. I had a little more hummus with the Mary's Gone Crackers sticks and a cucumber.
Dinner: Chicken Zucchini Salad
I had some leftover chicken so I made this in about 7 minutes. Honestly, I could have used a big hunk of french bread with it but it was filling.
Chicken Zucchini Salad
1/4 C. Olive Oil
1/4 C. Fresh lemon Juice
sea salt and fresh, ground pepper
Very thinly sliced fresh zucchini
1 lb. cooked chicken, shredded
8 oz baby spinach
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 C. chopped pecans
(non dairy kids, 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese)
Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Add the zucchini and toss. Let marinate for a few minutes.
Add to seasoned, shredded chicken, spinach, onions and pecans. Serve immediately.