Oats Kuzhipaniaram, Mukani Halwa and Carrot Payasam

Oats Kuzhipaniaram:

Requirements: Oats-1cup, Banana-1: Cashewnut-1 Tablespoon: Sugar-3/4 cup: Cardamom-1 Teaspoon: Milk-1 cup:Ghee- 1 Tablespoon.

Method: Soak oats and cashew nuts in milk and grind it in mixie. Then add Banana and grind it to make a nice paste. Add sugar and cardamom with the paste and mix it well. Pour it in Kuzhipaniaram tava with Ghee, fry it till it becomes golden brown in colour. It can be eaten along with tomato pickle. It will be the youngsters favorite dish.

Mixed Carrot Cutlet:

Requirements: Carrot-200 gms, Big onion-1, Green Peas-50 gms, Cheese-50 gms, Chilli powder-2 Teaspoon, Corn flour-100 gms, Salt-Required amount, For frying- Ghee or Sunflower oil.

Method: Peal the Carrot and Onion and grate it. Cook Green peas, grated carrot. Mix corn flour and chilli powder well and add grated cheese to it. Then add cooked peas and carrot and grated onion to it and make it as a small balls. Then put the tava on gas stove in flame and press the balls in to vadas and keep it in the heated pan. Pour ghee or oil for frying. After it becomes golden brown in colour take out the cutlets and serve with hot chilli sauce or Tomato sauce.

Carrot Payasam:

Requirements: Ooty Carrot Big -2, Milkmaid-1 cup, Sugar-11/2 cup, Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon, Cashew nut and Dry grapes-10 pieces, Badam Essence-Little.

Method: Peel Carrot grate it and cook it in a pressure cooker. Cool it sometime and grind it. Then pour it in a pan and keep it slow flame. Add sugar till it dissolves. Now add Milkmaid, cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts and dry grapes. Once the payasam become thick switch of the flame and add badam essence. Mix it well, cool it and keep it in the refrigerator. After cooling serve it in glass. It is very healthy too. . . . .



Source by Janaki V

Natural Skin Care – Oatmeal is Not Just For Breakfast!

You may be surprised to learn that oatmeal; yes that wonderful cereal we enjoy for breakfast, (or maybe not!), is one of the best natural treatments for dry skin. Plain rolled oats, can be used to make a gentle and very effective natural skin cleanser, facial scrub, and soothing facial mask. An excellent multi-purpose skin care treatment, oatmeal helps to relieve dryness, restoring natural moisture balance to aid in healing minor irritations due to the many causes and sources of skin sensitivities. Minor skin irritations can be caused by sensitivities to the ingredients in skin care products, exposure to chemicals found in household cleaning products, exfoliation with the wrong product, excessive scrubbing or rubbing during the exfoliation process, and many other factors. Cleansing the face with oatmeal helps to soothe skin irritation and reduce discomfort.

Oatmeal, when used as a skin cleanser, actually absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft, and clean, without soap. As a facial mask, oatmeal deep cleanses pores without irritating and drying out skin. And as a facial scrub, oatmeal gently but effectively removes dead skin cells, to reveal softer, smoother looking skin. In addition, cleansing and exfoliating with oatmeal provides the bonus of a natural, healthy glow.

To enjoy the beauty benefits of oatmeal skin care you will need:

– Rolled oats (not instant) – found in the supermarket cereal section

– Blender or food processor

Directions: Grind oats in blender or food processor until oats have the consistency of flour. Pour into a jar, cover tightly, and use as follows:

Oatmeal Facial Cleanser & Scrub: Pour a small amount of ground oatmeal into palm, and add a little water to make a paste. Apply to face and throat and massage onto skin. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer.

Oatmeal Facial Mask: Pour a small amount of ground oatmeal into palm, and add a little water to make a paste. (For a more moisturizing mask, use milk instead of water.) Apply to face and throat and leave on skin for about 5 minutes. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer.

Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask: Add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to oatmeal and make a paste. Apply to face and throat and leave on skin for 5 minutes. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer. Weekly use of Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask can help to bleach dark spots and freckles naturally. Lemon juice contains citric acid and vitamin C that functions as natural alpha hydroxy acids to help dissolve dead skin cells for brighter, more even toned skin.

Caution: Fresh lemon juice can cause a tingling sensation that may become uncomfortable. For sensitive skin, dilute lemon juice with an equal amount of water before mixing into oatmeal and applying to skin. If tingling becomes severe, rinse skin immediately with warm water.

Do not use Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask after exfoliating skin.

Note: This information is not intended to be used to treat, heal, or cure any medical condition. Please consult your physician with any health issues you may have.



Source by Kim Mujahid

Benefits of Oatmeal – Homemade Skin Care

There are numerous benefits of oatmeal. It’s not just for breakfast anymore! It’s one of the best natural treatments for dry itchy skin. Ground oatmeal, in combination with other natural ingredients, is handcrafted into Aloe and Oats goat milk soap. It cleanses, softens, soothes, moisturizes and conditions skin.

SKIN CARE BENEFITS OF OATMEAL:

Restores natural moisture balance

Aids in healing minor skin irritations or sensitivities

Removes surface dirt and impurities

Gently exfoliates

Removes dead skin cells

Contains anti-inflammatory properties

Soothes and softens skin

Deep cleans pores without irritation

Provides healthy, youthful, glow

Oatmeal is most beneficial for dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin and skin with minor irritations or sensitivities. Exposure to skin care products with harsh ingredients, can cause minor skin irritations or sensitivities. Harsh ingredients can strip the skin’s acid mantle taking it far away from its natural pH level. Oatmeal is a natural, gentle, cleanser. It removes dirt and impurities, gently deep cleaning pores, helping to get rid of blackheads. It deep cleans, exfoliates, softens and soothes skin. It reveals smoother, youthful-looking, skin with a healthful glow. Oatmeal soap baths and bath soaks soothe dry itchy skin, flaky skin, chicken pox, rashes, insect bites and eczema.

USES: Oatmeal is found in soaps, body scrubs, facial cleansers, facial masks, lotions, bath soaks, shampoos and more! It’s found in many commercial and homemade skin care and hair care products.

Goat milk contains the benefits of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K! It helps restore moisture and balance to the skin’s natural pH level. Aloe and Oats goats milk soap is very popular indeed! The soothing combination of fresh goat milk, ground oatmeal and aloe vera juice benefits provides a mild and gentle, natural, homemade soap. It’s an extremely mild and gentle cleansing soap, with no oily after effects. Natural goat milk soap helps a variety of skin types: dull, flaky, dry, itchy, oily, acne, pre-mature aged, sensitive and more! Many people have switched from using modern day, commercial, soap to natural goat milk soap for various reasons, most of all for healthier skin.

EDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OATMEAL

Oatmeal reduces LDL cholesterol, has cancer-fighting properties, contains proteins and nutrients including: vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. It’s a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Combine plain oat flakes with milk to add calcium. Top with fruit, such as strawberries or blueberries, to add taste and nutritional value. Add peanut butter for more protein. Try different combinations until you find the right preparation for you! For optimum health benefits eat, about, one cooked cup of oatmeal each day.



Source by Susan Katchur

The Tinnitus Diet – 5 Do’s and Don’ts

Have you ever noticed how the buzzing, ringing hissing, cracking in your ear seems to be worse on some days and then not as bad on another day? Just take a moment now to think what you just ate? Did you have burger and fries or a few cups of strong coffee? My T. used to be worse after a Chinese take away! As you know there’s a lot of salt in one of those. Having a good diet is essential for managing the volume and frequency of the tinnitus noises you hear. As you read this article you’re going to discover 5 do’s and don’ts of the tinnitus diet.

DO…give your body premium fuel. Your body needs it to function properly. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and whole grains,beans, nuts olive oil, cheese, yogurt and eggs. Go organic if you can! These foods will be rich in vitamins and minerals and will boost your immune system.

DO NOT…eat junk foods. The are filled with empty calories. They are also very high in salt. Salt makes tinnitus symptoms worse by restricting the blood vessels, increasing blood pressure and reducing the blood flow to the ears, eyes and brain. When intake of salt is reduced, people report that tinnitus sounds are lessened. Most processed foods are also high in flavour enhancers such as Glutamate. Glutamate floods the neuroreceptors in the auditory pathway and excites them to a point where they fire continuously.

DO…make sure your tinnitus diet includes vitamin A, B1,6 and 12, C Iron and Zinc. Zinc is known to be particularly effective in reducing tinnitus noises. It can be found in oysters, lamb pumpkin seeds, eggs and beans. Include between 2 and 5 mg. of Manganese found in foods like bananas, celery, green leafy vegetables, beans and nuts.

DO NOT…take any mineral such as manganese in excess as this can be dangerous!

DO…include non-gluten grains such as millet, quinoa and amaranth. Wheat can cause inflammation of the inner ear and worsen tinnitus symptoms. Soy and soy products are a great source of anti-oxidants and help the body to produce vitamin B.

DO NOT…choose cows’ milk products, although your tinnitus diet should include a moderate amount of dairy products such a yogurt, milk, and cheese. Try to choose organic produce and opt for sheep or goats’ products.

DO…eat unsaturated fats from vegetables, nuts and fish. These are the fats that are necessary for life and should be included in your tinnitus diet. They lower undesirable cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation in the inner ear. Use olive oil as a cooking oil!

DO NOT…eat fried or fatty foods high in saturated fats as they raise blood pressure, a direct cause of tinnitus and increase blood level fats. This restricts oxygen and nutrients to the inner ear and hearing loss.

DO….eat food as close to its natural state as possible. The best tinnitus diet is the Mediterranean diet that is made up of whole, freshly prepared foods, fresh food and vegetables, whole grain breads, pasta unsaturated fats, beans and nuts. It’s no wonder that incidents of heart disease are so low in Mediterranean countries.

DO NOT…drink caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea and cola. Avoid alcohol. They increase tinnitus noise by creating unnatural highs and lows, which can increase anxiety, stress and depression in some people.



Source by Orla Carr

5 Causes of Borborygmi

What is Borborygmi?

Borborygmi can be thought of as stomach growling, a gurgling stomach, loud digestion noises or simply put – noises that emanate from the stomach.

Borborygmi is the sound of undigested carbohydrates within the digestive track, or gut. As the digestive system breaks these carbohydrates down a lot of gas and wind is created and as such causes a lot of noise, discomfort and embarrassment. Some people create more wind and noise than others but the cause is always the same.

It is very unlikely that you would experience this condition if you were to eat a higher protein, higher fat, low sugar and low carbohydrate diet. In recent studies fructose has also shown to be a major contributor toward this condition which occurs in many high sugar fruits and table sugar (refined sugars).

Some stomach noise (borborygmi) is natural and occurs in everyone, but some people experience severe cases of it which can be embarrassing, painful, frustrating and difficult to prevent. In order to prevent this condition we need to know what causes it. This article is focuses on the main causes of borborygmi, why it happens and hopefully this article will help people avoid these ‘triggers’ which will help their condition.

Top 5 Causes of Borborygmi

  1. High Fibre Grains: Foods such as grain, oat, wheat and rye majorly contribute to borborygmi. Foods such as bread, porridge and cereal are very common causes of loud stomach noise. These are not ‘natural’ foods (when compared to meat, veg, fruit, nuts and seeds) and so it is more difficult for the body to break down and as such causes a lot of wind and noise
  2. Fructose / Sugar: Fructose plays a big part in borborygmi, as does sugar. Fructose is found in many fruits. Removing high sugar fruits from your diet can greatly reduce this condition. The best fruits to remove are apples, oranges, grapes and any tinned fruit. Despite being associated with a healthy diet natural or concentrated fruit juices should also be removed.
  3. Beans: Beans and Legumes have shown to cause borborygmil Beans in particular are big gas causing foods. Remove these from your diet and see if there is any improvement in your stomach noise.
  4. Unbalanced Diet: This is a major factor in borborygmi. What is your current diet like? You may think that it is perfectly fine and well balanced but try writing a food diary and I believe you will be shocked. Try only eating protein and vegetables at meals and not mixing your fats, and carbohydrates. Are you eating processed foods or bread? Are you eating junk food more often than you should?
  5. Milk: Dairy products are a big cause of this condition also. This does not apply to everyone (it personally didn’t apply to me but I know many people that it did) but it is worth reducing your intake of milk in particular. How much coffee are you drinking, can you reduce your milk intake this way?

Summary

To sum up: try and eat as natural as possible, make sure that you know what is going into your body. Take a look at my article called Common Causes Of Borbroygmi for a more thorough write up of this article. If you reduce these 5 key factors from your diet you can begin to see the benefit.



Source by Alan Kings

Herbs and Spices: 4 Healthy and Delicious Soup Recipes

If you’re planning to make soup for dinner, forget chicken noodles and take it a notch higher in terms of texture, flavor and nutrition – here are 4 delicious soup recipes that use all-natural herbs and spices that you must try:

Creamy Herbed Zucchini Soup

What you need:

  • 10 cups zucchini chunks
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsps. margarine
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. dried savory

Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Turn the heat on high and add zucchini, potatoes and onion. Cover and cook for 2 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent the vegetables from sticking to the bottom. Lower the heat to medium low and add chicken broth. Cook for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Stir in milk, basil, tarragon, parsley and savory. Heat through then serve immediately.

Herbs and Spices Oat Soup

What you need:

  • 5 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsps. olive oil
  • 3 tsps. chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups water, divided

Heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oats and cook until toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. Mix together tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro and 1 cup water in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the tomato mixture over the pan of toasted oats and add remaining water. Bring to a boil then stir in bouillon granules and salt. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Basil and Tomato Soup

What you need:

  • 3 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 20 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter

Mix together crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and vegetable juice in a large saucepan. Cook and bring to a boil, about 30 minutes. Pour the mixture into a blender and add basil leaves. Puree until smooth. Return the mixture to the pan then add heavy cream and butter. Cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Serve immediately.

Chilled Mint Peach Soup

What you need:

  • 10 peaches, sliced
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a medium bowl, combine cream, peach schnapps, sugar, white wine, mint leaves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until well-blended and sugar has dissolved. Add peach slices to the bowl and transfer the mixture to a medium saucepan. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peaches are tender. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a blender. Puree until smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes then refrigerate. Serve chilled.

Try these healthy herbs and spices soup recipes for a more appetizing dinner.



Source by Adrian T. Cheng

What Kind of Milk Should I Be Drinking?

Since the explosion of dairy alternatives on the market (like soy, almond and coconut milk) more and more of my clients are asking about these drinks: which tastes best, which works best for baking, which has the most protein, etc.

Let me begin by saying that dairy milk is a highly nutritious food. However, there are many reasons you might search for an alternative for dairy, the most common being allergies or lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is a common condition where the body loses its ability to digest lactose, often causing bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and discomfort.

Levels of lactose intolerance vary per individual. One person may be able to tolerate aged dairy with low levels of lactose such as yogurt and hard cheeses, however another may be unable to tolerate even a splash of dairy in their coffee. I personally eat yogurt on a daily basis, but have to steer clear of liquid dairy, soft cheeses and ice cream. Those with an actual milk allergy must strictly avoid dairy in any form. Others choose to not consume dairy in order to follow a vegan diet, which avoids any foods that come from an animal including milk, cheese, eggs and honey.

Other reasons for dairy avoidance is to prevent ingestion of hormones and antibiotics in conventional milk, as a possible acne treatment, or when following the popular “Paleo” diet.

When making the decision to not consume dairy, you must be able to make up for the loss of nutrients elsewhere, especially calcium and vitamin D. Some milk alternatives are similar to that of dairy milk and provide many of the same nutrients, while others may be lacking in certain areas. Use this list to help determine which milk alternative is best for you.

All of the beverages listed below are lactose free.

Soy

Soy milk is probably the most popular and recognizable milk alternative. It is made from the bean extract of soybeans and comes in sweetened, unsweetened and flavored varieties such as chocolate and vanilla.

Soy milk has the most similar nutrition profile to cows milk, with 8 to 10 grams of protein per serving and is often fortified with calcium, vitamins A and D and riboflavin.

Soy isoflavones have been shown to be beneficial in preventing heart disease and at least 10mg per day can decrease breast cancer recurrence by 25%.

Increased soy consumption may be beneficial for menopausal women due to compounds in soy that behave similar to estrogen that could lessen the natural decrease in estrogen during menopause, therefore decreasing common symptoms such as hot flashes.

If consuming non-GMO foods are a concern, look for a soy milk with the non-GMO certified label.

Almond

Almond milk has much less protein than dairy milk and soy milk, but has a pleasant flavor and creamy texture similar to dairy milk that most enjoy.

Almond milk has about 1/3 of the calories as 2% milk. It has a high amount of vitamin E, providing about 50% of the daily value in one serving (one cup) but is lacking in other vitamins, minerals and fatty acids present in dairy milk. Because of this, almond milk is not a suitable alternative for infants.

Almond milk is made from ground almonds, water and sweetener.

Other common nut milks include cashew, hazelnut and walnut milk.

Rice

Rice milk is the most hypoallergenic of any of the milk alternatives and is often free of soy, gluten and nuts. It is made from boiled rice, brown rice syrup and brown rice starch. Rice milk is high in carbohydrate and low in protein compared to dairy milk. Rice milk is not recommended to cook or bake with due to its watery texture.1 Make sure to choose a rice milk that is calcium fortified.

Coconut

Coconut milk may be the closest milk alternative with the texture of that of whole milk. It is relatively high in fat with about 5 grams of saturated fat per serving. Coconut milk, along with most nut milks, work well in baked goods because of their nutty flavors. Also often free of soy and gluten, coconut milk is often a good choice for those with multiple food allergies. However, coconut milk is not comparative in nutritional profile to that of dairy milk. One serving (one cup) of original coconut milk contains 80 calories, 1 g of protein and 100 mg of calcium while 1 cup of 1% dairy milk has about 100 calories, 8 g of protein and 300 mg of calcium.

Hemp

Hemp milk is another good alternative for those allergic to soy, nuts and gluten and is made from hulled hemp seeds, water and sweeteners. It contains a good amount of protein and fatty acids but falls short in calcium.

Other alternatives

Other milk alternatives new to the market include quinoa milk, oat milk, and potato milk, 7-Grain milk (from oats, rice, wheat, barley, triticale, spelt and millet) and sunflower milk.

If you choose to avoid dairy products, make sure you are making up for the loss of nutrients with other whole foods or choose a milk alternative that is closest in nutritional profile to that of dairy milk. Be wary of flavored milk alternatives, as they can be high in added sugars.

Lactose-free dairy milk is available to those with lactose-intolerance, as well as organic dairy milk for those concerned with hormones and antibiotics consumption. What I have found that works best for me nutritionally and flavor-wise is to switch between a plain non-GMO soy milk and lactose-free dairy milk, depending on what’s on sale that week. I sometimes will buy almond or coconut milk for smoothies or certain baked good recipes, but not as often since they are lacking in protein.



Source by Megan A Ware

The Truth Behind How to Get Bigger Breasts Naturally With Food

Did you know that there are ways on how to get bigger breasts naturally with food? Technically, if you want to enhance your bust size there are some foods you should definitely add to your daily meal or diet plan. Eating food in general will increase your bust size, yet at the same time, it could also make your body fuller which means you will become a bit bigger. This is not what women want. They want to have bigger and fuller breasts, not the entire body. When you do eat foods that are nutritious for you, you will become healthy and you will gain weight.

The breasts are made of fat tissues and women who want to increase their breast size tend to eat more to add fat to their bodies. Just this fact alone should give you an idea as to why there are some women who are chubby who have bigger breasts. Aside from eating fruits and vegetables, one other food you should increase your consumption is chicken. Majority of the chicken that are commercially raised, are injected with estrogen to make the breasts of the chicken bigger. That is why, consumption of chicken will make the breasts become bigger and fuller as well. The hormones found in the chicken will be transferred to your body. Just make sure that you will not eat too much chicken as it could lead to overdose of the hormones. It could very well lead to some unwanted conditions because too much estrogen could predispose you to certain cancers.

Milk is another food item for you if you want to know how to get bigger breasts naturally with food. Milk is such a good example of a food that is nutritious and healthy for you and it also increases your breast size. However, it is not recommended that you consume too much milk as it could make you gain weight faster. This is not only gaining weight on the breast area, but it is gaining weight overall. Other foods that can also increase your bust size are those fruits and vegetables that are loaded with phytoestrogens as well. These substances are clinically known to enhance your breast size and your bust line. Some examples of other foods that will make your breasts fuller and firmer are apples, tofu, oats, some seed types, and even wheat germ. If you add and incorporate some of these foods to your daily diet and your daily meal plan, then you surely will be slowly on the way to getting bigger breasts.

These foods will make your breasts look fuller and firmer, however, you shouldn’t expect to go from a cup A to a cup D with these. You should be realistic. The only way you could do that is when you go under the knife to augment your breasts. The thing you have to remember about finding natural ways to enhance your breast size is that the methods may not work the same way it did for others. In this respect, the foods that you have to consume should be those that are rich in phytoestrogens which mimic the role of estrogen. Those foods mentioned above are those that are found to have breast enhancing effects on the body, so really, it is not at all impossible to know how to get bigger breasts naturally with food.



Source by Xiella Andrews

The Hazards of Feeding Soy to Children

Do you feed your baby something besides breast milk? Does it contain soy or Soy Protein Isolate (SPI)? Isoflavones in these soy milk replacers are a serious reason for concern. Approximately 25% of bottle-fed children in the United States receive soy-based formula.

Feeding soy milk replacer began in the 1970’s. By 1998, investigators reported that the daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant formula is six to eleven times higher on a body-weight basis than the dose that has hormonal effects in adults consuming soy foods. Circulating concentrations of isoflavones in infants fed soy-based formula were 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than plasma estradiol concentrations than infants fed cow’s milk formula.

Would you feed your baby birth control pills? One researcher estimated that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent (based on body weight) of at least five birth control pills per day. Almost no phytoestrogens have been detected in dairy-based infant formula or in human milk, even when the mother consumes soy products. So, what does this do to our children? Read the list below and be concerned if your child is showing any of these signs and symptoms.

In children, soy anecdotes have included:

o Asthma

o Changed patterns of sexual orientation (influenced by the early hormonal environment)

o Extreme emotional behavior

o Immune system problems

o Impairment of spatial perception

o Infantile leukemia

o Irritable bowel

o Learning disabilities–especially in male children

o Pituitary insufficiency

o Precociousness–Male infants undergo a “testosterone surge” during the first few months of life, where testosterone levels may be as high as those of an adult male.

o Thyroid disorders

o Visual discrimination tasks required for reading

Can’t have dairy? There are options. Other combinations of formulas that may take a bit more time to make for your baby include mixtures of carrot juice, oat milk, almond milk, goat and rice milk.

If the mother is large-breasted, it also helps to use a breast pump, complete the milking process and combine all three fractions of milk. If the baby only gets the first fraction, which is more watery and has less protein, it makes the baby gassy. Also, if the mother eats lots of raw fruits and vegetables, she will have lots of milk and the milk will be healthier for the baby. I’ve personally seen a midwife adopt a newborn baby, take milk-producing herbs, and nurse the baby herself for a year using her own breasts! Herbs can be very powerful when you know which ones to use.

Other purists recommend raw, unpasteurized milk, saying that the baby will not be allergic to this since the proteins within the milk have not been modified from the pasteurizing process or from using microwave ovens. You will have to make your own decisions and choices with this (know your source!) as this type of milk is hard to obtain and can be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria if not handled and processed properly. There is nothing wrong with visiting the farm and taking a look at their cleanliness habits and the rooms they process the milk in.

The new Ultra Pasteurized Milks and products that have been microwaved are another issue totally. Ultra Pasteurized milk has been implicated in Crohn’s disease and the body cannot process some or most protein that has been microwaved. Heat any milk replacer over a burner to be safe. I do not advocate either of these options either. But, that’s for another day.



Source by Denice Moffat