Mission Nutrition eBook

 

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Real Food, Real Answers…

What is healthy? The word “health” has become a completely arbitrary word. With all of the confusing opinions and “un-scientific” studies out there, the everyday person is really baffled about health. Most people don’t have the hours it would take to sift through the seemingly ambiguous information. Our high school health class or even college class from 30 years ago is little preparation for the variety of food decisions we make today. Food science has changed the terrain of nourishment. When we started to engineer food, we threw away centuries of time honored wisdom surrounding the cultivation and preparation of nutrient rich sustenance. The problem of properly nourishing a body is just as beautifully complex as the body itself, yet the simple wisdom of many indigenous peoples have historically established a properly balanced diet. Where did we go wrong? Without knowing all the nutrients really required for life, we assembled attractive food, devoid of the full complexity that God intended. New food-like products are produced so rapidly, with little thought as to the true purpose of food. So what is the true purpose of food? Food’s primary purpose is to build and sustain the wonderful person that is YOU. Health is a result of a body well supplied with the needed nutrients. What foods will truly provide you with the nutrients you need for life? What diet will really support your body? Are there nutrients that are now lacking in our soil or lifestyle habits that can not sustain our body’s requirements? What about supplements and dietary support products? These are honest questions that deserve real answers.

Limiting Toxins, Practical Solutions…

Choosing non-toxic products is setting personal boundaries for the protection of your body’s function. Limit the load of toxins coming into your body that are under your direct control, so that your body can eliminate the remaining toxins that are unavoidable. I provide many low cost recipes and real life alternatives to common commercial products.

 

 

 

Broken Bodies, Enduring Remedies…

There are many natural healing modalities available today, but as a society we lack the necessary foundation to wisely take advantage of these gifts.  How they work or even which one may be best for our individual situation is a complete mystery to the average person. This herbal wisdom has been largely suppressed to the point of extinction in America. Thankfully there is much we can learn from cultures that have kept their traditional healing paradigm alive, thousands of years of trial and error that we can now benefit from. I try to outline some foundational points of the most documented natural healing systems, give an overview of principles, and some real remedies for common complaints. Most importantly I want to provide healthy expectations for real healing.

 

 

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Sugar Free, Dairy Free Mocha

Coffee Shop Blues

Coffee Shop

When you are dairy free and soy free, just going to the coffee shop can be quite a problem.  Add on to the top of that dilemma, sugar free.  I’ve tried many sugar free options.  Many of them are worse for your health then  sugar.  Also, many of them taste bad.  So I was looking for a natural sugar alternative that also had fewer calories and no adverse side effects…oh yeah,…tastes good too (along with no dairy or soy).  Something I could take to the coffee shop and not feel out of place.  I have two options.

Option One:  a creamy no sugar, low calorie alternative

It is my favorite, but I can’t do it when I am traveling.  I make my homemade almond milk, which is much creamier than the store bought.  I add 2 more dates in the blender (4 total) along with cocoa powder and stevia.  The mixture of stevia with another sweetener (dates) helps to mitigate the taste of stevia.  I ask for two shots of coffee on ice, in the largest cup they have.  When I get it, I pour in my prepared chocolate milk.  This is also a great no sugar chocolate milk for kids!  Mine love it!

  • Add 4 dates to the 1 cup of almonds and salt
  • –make the almond mink as usual–
  • –pour a couple cups of the completed almond milk back into the blender–
  • 1/2 cup cocoa power
  • 2 tsp stevia, sweetleaf powder
  • –blend and add to the rest of the almond milk–

Option Two:  a take along powder to add to unsweetened almond milk (or alternative of choice).

I buy one shot of decaf on ice, in their biggest cup.  I mix in 2 Tbsp of my powered mocha mix and add milk.  It takes a while for it to completely mix.  It does work and it tastes better than any other option on the road.

  • 1 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Stevia, sweetleaf
  • 1/4 cup Fructose