By Jasmin Schellenberg –
HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY
Beautiful Crystal Jellies
1 litre Kiju brand grape apple juice
5 T grass-fed gelatin from www.greatlakesgelatin.com or Kinikinik
3 T trumarine collagen from www.withinus.ca or Kinikinik
Heat 3.5 cups of juice. In a shallow bowl sprinkle gelatin and collagen on a half cup of juice, wait until soft, then stir into hot liquid. Set in a deep dish for two hours. Cut into squares (or with cookie cutters, melt the left overs, and set again and cut into squares).
This is a great way to get your kids to eat high quality protein and minerals.
NUTRIENT DENSE MEAL
Squash and Sundried Tomato Soup
1 butternut squash
2 onions chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
1 liter chicken or beef broth
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped
sea salt and pepper for seasoning
Cut squash in half lengthwise. Place cut side down in a baking pan with a ½-inch of water. Bake at 350 degrees F until tender (about one hour). Sautee onions in butter. Add tomatoes, stock, chili flakes, grated ginger, and turmeric (optional), and bring to a boil. Scoop cooked squash out of the skin and into the onion mixture. Simmer for a ½ hour. Add basil and season to taste. Ladle into heated bowls and serve with crème fraiche.
To make this soup a super food, add 1 inch ginger, ¼ inch turmeric, both grated, and 5 tablespoons each of trumarine collagen and gelatin.
Tip: Too busy to make bone broth? Here a couple of places that have real bone broth you can keep in the pantry, Kettle and Fire, or in the freezer, www.pasturetoplate.ca.
Minerals the Key to Health
Over the past 60 years there have been fundamental changes in the quality and quantity of food available to us worldwide. The character, growing method, preparation, source, and ultimate presentation of basic staples have changed significantly to the extent that trace elements and micronutrient contents have been severely depleted. This trend, established in a review of the 5th Edition of McCance & Widdowson’s, The Composition of Foods, is still apparent in a review of the 6th edition of the same work. Concurrently there has been a precipitous change towards convenience and pre-prepared foods containing saturated fats, highly processed meats, and refined carbohydrates, often devoid of vital micronutrients, yet packed with a cocktail of chemical additives including colourings, flavourings, and preservatives. It is proposed that these changes are significant contributors to rising levels of diet-induced ill health. Ongoing research clearly demonstrates a significant relationship between deficiencies in micronutrients and physical and mental health.
Buying organic food will help to get more minerals in your food as commercially produced food often is produced using Roundup, which contains glyphosate—a chemical that inhibits the plant’s absorption of certain minerals, resulting in poor levels of minerals in food.
Tissue salts may be the answer.
In the early 19th century, Dr. Schuessler identified 12 tissue salts, which he located in every human cell. These tissue salts are vital mineral constituents of every cell of the body. They combine with organic substances in the body to produce and maintain the infinite number of tissue cells, of which the human body is composed. Thus, any cell salt deficiency or imbalance may result in illness. Vitamins and supplements can only get cellular acceptance provided the cells are adequately mineral-enriched and balanced in the first place.
Tissue salts are not drugs, but valuable micro-dose cell foods prepared homeopathically in a form that ensures rapid and easy assimilation, for the speedy restoration of the natural balance of the body system. They are safe to use for all ages. The sprays are lactose-free.
• Number 1: Calcfluor – Tissue elasticity restorer
• Number 2: Calcphos – Bone health and anaemia
• Number 3: Calcsulf – Blood purifier, skin disorders, purulent agent
• Number 4: Ferrphos – Anti-inflammatory, fevers, first defence
• Number 5: Kali mur – Detoxifying agent, congestion
• Number 6: Kali phos – Nerve and brain cell agent
• Number 7: Kali sulf – Metabolism, pancreas conditioner, skin and hair
• Number 8: Mag phos – Pain and cramp killer, relaxant
• Number 9: Nat mur – Water distributor and fluid balancer
• Number 10: Nat phos – Acidity neutralizer, indigestion and heartburn
• Number 11: Nat sulf – Liver cleanser
• Number 12: Silicea – Skin and connective tissue conditioner
There are also combination salts available. Check Hylands tissue salts or Martin & Pleasance.
Tissue salts are inexpensive and available online at health food stores and Kinikinik.
Small handbook guides are available at bookstores or on Google.
Winter is an ideal time to start to balance and strengthen your body.
A WALK THROUGH YOUR PANTRY:
GET RID OF: All commercially produced food and white table salt. All have very low levels of minerals.
REPLACE WITH: Organic food and high-quality sea salt.
Brought to you by Jasmin Schellenberg
Inspired by and resourced from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. For “Nourishing our Children” newsletters of the past visit http://www.thegreengazette.ca/category/columns/nourishing-our-children/.