Dear Mom of the ADHD Child, You WILL Be Okay

Dear mom of the ADHD child,

You will be okay!
You will have days when you want to pull your hair out.
You will have days when you see hope.
You will be judged if you choose to medicate.
You will be judged if you don’t.
You will be accused of being a bad parent.
You will be accused of not discipling enough.
Or too much.
People will take pity on you.
They will look down their nose at you.
Doctor’s will give you advice. So will Grandma. And the neighbor. And the teachers.

Until they live an HOUR in your life, they don’t know.
They don’t know the struggles you have every morning getting ready for school.
They don’t know the struggles every afternoon to get homework done.
They don’t know you worry that your child isn’t eating enough because the medication curbs their appetite.
They don’t know you sometimes don’t want to answer your phone because you are afraid it is the principal. Or the bus driver. Again.

Who doesn’t judge?
Who doesn’t accuse?
Who does know?

A loving and merciful God!
Do you know Him?

He knows your daily struggles.
He knows you get discouraged.

He LOVES your child even more than you do!

He hears your prayers!

He CHOSE you to be this special child’s mama.
YOU!

You know why?

Because YOU are the BEST mama for your child.
Nobody else!

I am HONORED He CHOSE me to have not just a child with ADHD, but also a child with ADD.
Sixteen months apart.

They are in their 20’s now, and I am here today to tell you about it.
You know what that means?
I survived.

No, it wasn’t a cake walk.
There are full periods of time in their young lives that are a blur to me.
There are also great memories.
There were many adoring kisses and handfuls of dandelion bouquets.
Many ‘look mom’ moments as they were daredevils on the playground.

Friend, I am here today to tell you
YOU WILL BE OKAY!

ADHD is a FAKE Disease Invented by Big Pharma to Drug Children for Profit

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is ubiquitous in the American classroom, there’s little debate about that. According to CDC statistics from 2012, 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. With over six million kids diagnosed, it’s hard not to wonder: Is this condition even a real problem?

Sure, some kids struggle to pay attention during school — but does that signify an actual problem with the child? Perhaps it’s more indicative of a society that simply doesn’t allow children to be children anymore. If you’ve ever found that the notion that children who’d rather play outside than sit at a desk are “broken” and need medication was a bit hard to digest, you may be right.

Writing for The Daily BellJoe Jarvis explains that there is proof that ADHD is nothing more than a fake disease. As Jarvis notes, two states with some of the highest incidences of ADHD are Arkansas and Kentucky.

These states are also home to a lot of children who enjoy hunting and fishing. Jarvis reports that census data from Arkansas shows 89 percent of kids fish and 35 percent hunt. Similar survey data shows that in Kentucky, 86 percent fish and 31 percent hunt. “These were the closest indicators I could think of that Kentucky and Arkansas children are more interested in being outside and active than cooped up in a classroom,” he contends.
Jarvis further notes that in states with the lowest incidences of ADHD, children seem to be far less interested in the great outdoors: In New Jersey, only 45 percent of kids go fishing. While not exactly evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship, it certainly raises questions about the way we look at kids who have trouble focusing in the classroom. Jarvis posits that the data he’s collected “suggests that the states with the highest instances of ADHD diagnosis are also states where the traditional values of public education are least aligned with the population.”
The validity of the ADHD diagnosis has been questioned for years now; many people wonder if it’s more of a behavioral issue than an actual cognitive deficit. But maybe it’s neither; maybe children should just be allowed to be children — without being drugged.

As Jarvis notes, many of the stats on ADHD are laughable. For example, boys are three times more likely to get an ADHD diagnosis than girls. Children from unstable home environments are also at a higher risk of being diagnosed with this so-called illness. These are the “facts” that allow the pharmaceutical industry unbridled access to drugging up little kids?

Even if you want to go so far as to say that ADHD is a behavioral issue and not a true cognitive problem, why choose potentially dangerous drugs over a more natural approach? There are many options to help kids who struggle in classrooms that do not involve prescription medication. For example, changing your child’s diet, providing them with more opportunities to exercise and ensuring they get enough sleep are all essential ways you can help your child be their best in the classroom.

Recent research has also shown that omega-3 fatty acids are a key nutrient to help support growing brains and bolster their overall cognitive performance.

In a world where kids (and adults) are spending less time outside and more time eating junk foods, its really no surprise better nutrition and a more active lifestyle could be simple fixes to many of our modern problems.

Sources for this article include:

TheDailyBell.com

CDC.gov

Natural News

Breakfast Egg Muffins – 9 Ways / – BEST Easy Low Carb, Keto Cups

Breakfast Egg Muffins – 9 Ways – these Muffin Cups are the perfect easy low carb / keto-friendly make-ahead breakfast for on the go. Best of all, they are packed with protein and so convenient for busy mornings, weekend or holiday brunch!

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Eggs of any kind are a favorite at our house. Hard boiled eggsbaked eggs and these easy Breakfast Egg Muffins.

Today’s post features 9 delicious ways you can switch up the flavors – you’ve got something for everyone:YBH

What I love about these Breakfast Egg Cups is that they sort of remind me of mini personal-size frittatas. These Breakfast Egg muffins are super versatile and perfect to keep on hand in your fridge or freezer throughout the week.

Bake a batch on your Sunday or Monday meal prep day, wrap them up and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready to serve, grab one of those single mini muffins (or two) and give it a quick reheat and you’re set to go!

The best part? Keto breakfast egg cups are full of protein and super easy to customize with a variety of toppings or add-ins you like or have in your fridge.

Got some leftover vegetables, turkey or bacon? Just chop them up and toss them in – kale, zucchini, asparagus – they’re all delicious!

HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS:

  1. Start off by making your base recipe. It’s super simple and only contains THREE (3) ingredients.
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
9 Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups are the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast for on the go. Best of all, they are packed with protein and so convenient for busy mornings, weekend or holiday brunch! Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese, Buffalo Chicken, Ham and Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Popper, Kimchi, Mushroom, Pepper and Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach, Tomato, Basil and Parmesan

2. Whisk them together in a large 4-cup measuring cup or a mixing bowl. Add any other seasonings you like.

3. Chop up your favorite combo of vegetables and proteins and mix until combined.

4. Divide evenly among muffin cups (about 1/2 – 2/3 cups full) and sprinkle with any additional toppings.

9 Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups are the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast for on the go. Best of all, they are packed with protein and so convenient for busy mornings, weekend or holiday brunch! Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese, Buffalo Chicken, Ham and Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Popper, Kimchi, Mushroom, Pepper and Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach, Tomato, Basil and Parmesan
9 Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups are the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast for on the go. Best of all, they are packed with protein and so convenient for busy mornings, weekend or holiday brunch! Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese, Buffalo Chicken, Ham and Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Popper, Kimchi, Mushroom, Pepper and Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach, Tomato, Basil and Parmesan

I like lining my muffin tin with these silicone liners since they are guaranteed to pop out easily without sticking.

If you don’t have silicone liners, it’s helpful if you grease the muffin tins with a non-stick cooking spray.

5. Pop the pan in the oven at 400 F and once cooled, you can store the egg cups in resealable bags or glass containers.

Keep them in the fridge (or freezer) and every morning, heat one up in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Breakfast is ready to go!

I’m sharing NINE (9) recipes on this post but you can totally make them all the same kind! My kids love having fun options for breakfast so I like to switch it up.

With a batch of these fun breakfast egg muffins, now there’s no excuse to skip having a healthy breakfast when you’re on the run each morning.

HELPFUL TIPS WHEN MAKING BREAKFAST EGG MUFFIN CUPS:

  • Grease or line your muffin pan with silicone liners for easy removal
  • Fill each muffin cup about 1/2 – 2/3 full
  • Use your favorite combo of vegetables or protein – be sure to chop them up into bite-sized pieces
  • Since ham and sausage can tend to have a lot of fillers and extras, be sure to use a brand with less nitrates (Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s has a few great ones)
  • Season with your favorite spices and herbs – not a fan of basil? Leave it out and use thyme or for an extra kick, cumin or Cayenne pepper instead.
Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins are quick, simple and the perfect grab and go breakfast for busy mornings. Best of all, they are low in carbs, keto friendly and packed with protein.

1. BROCCOLI AND CHEESE BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • broccoli
  • cheddar cheese
  • garlic powder
  • thyme
Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins are quick, simple and loaded with the delicious flavors of buffalo chicken. Perfect grab & go breakfast for busy mornings. Low in carbs, keto friendly and packed with protein.

2. BUFFALO CHICKEN BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • cooked chicken
  • green onions
  • buffalo sauce
Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins are quick, simple and the perfect grab and go breakfast for busy mornings. Best of all, they are low in carbs, keto friendly and packed with protein.

3. HAM AND CHEESE BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ham
  • cheddar cheese
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • mustard (optional)

4. KIMCHI BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • toasted sesame oil
  • chopped kimchi
  • diced red bell pepper
  • crumbled cooked bacon (optional)

5. JALAPENO POPPER BREAKFAST MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • jalapenos
  • bacon
  • cream cheese
  • cheddar
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

6. MUSHROOM, PEPPER & SPINACH BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • mushrooms
  • green peppers
  • spinach
  • smoked paprika
  • chili powder (optional)
1 Spinach and Cheese Egg Muffins - top view

7. SPINACH AND PARMESAN CHEESE BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • spinach
  • Parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
1 Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Egg Muffin - top view

8. SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND SPINACH BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • spinach
  • fresh basil
1 Tomato Spinach and Parmesan Breakfast Egg Muffin - front view

9. TOMATO, SPINACH & PARMESAN CHEESE BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS

  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • tomatoes
  • spinach
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic powder
9 Different Flavors of Breakfast Egg Muffins Stacked on top of each other

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9 Different Flavored Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups stacked on top from the side view

PrintBreakfast Egg Muffins – 9 Low Carb Egg CupsPrep Time7 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time22 mins 

Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups – 9 Ways – are the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast for on the go. Best of all, they are packed with protein and so convenient for busy mornings, weekend or holiday brunch!Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanKeyword: breakfast egg cups, egg muffins, eggs, keto, low carb, make ahead, meal prepServings:  (a batch of 12 for each flavor)Calories: 137 kcalAuthor: KellyIngredientsBREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS – START WITH THIS BASE FOR ALL FLAVORS FIRST:

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli, steamed and chopped (or frozen and thawed)
  • 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus more for topping

Buffalo Chicken:

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup Buffalo Sauce (I used Frank’s)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped cooked (or rotisserie) chicken

Ham and Cheddar Cheese:

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard or Dijon Mustard (optional)
  • 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese plus more for topping
  • 3/4 cup chopped cooked or deli ham

Kimchi:

  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped kimchi
  • 1/4 cup diced red peppers
  • 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon (optional)

Jalapeño Popper:

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3-4 jalapeño peppers de-seeded and chopped, plus round slices for topping (if desired)
  • 1/3 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup cooked crumbled bacon

Mushroom, Pepper and Spinach

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (optional or to taste)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms (white button or cremini)
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked sausage (optional)

Spinach and Cheese:

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

Sun-Dried Tomato, Parmesan and Spinach:

  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes soaked in very warm water until tender and chopped (discard soaking water)
  • 3/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for topping

Tomato, Spinach and Parmesan

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup diced ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

InstructionsSTART WITH THIS BASE RECIPE FOR ALL BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a 12 count muffin pan with silicone liners or coat with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.In a large 4 cup measuring cup or mixing bowl, crack in eggs and whisk together with salt and black pepper.(SEE BELOW TO ADJUST FOR DIFFERENT FLAVORS OR LEAVE AS IS FOR PLAIN)Divide evenly into muffin tins filling each about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until set.

Broccoli and Cheddar:

  1. Whisk in garlic powder and thyme until combined. Stir in broccoli and cheddar. Divide evenly into muffin tins filling each about 2/3 full.Sprinkle with more cheddar if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until set.

Buffalo Chicken

  1. Whisk in garlic powder and buffalo sauce until combined. Stir in green onions. Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Use a spoon to evenly distribute chicken into muffin cups (about 2-3 tablespoons each). Bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes, or until set. Serve with a drizzle of buffalo sauce if desired.

Ham and Cheddar:

  1. Whisk in garlic powder and onion powder until combined. Stir in ham and cheddar cheese. Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Top with more ham and cheese if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until set.

Kimchi:

  1. Whisk in sesame oil until combined. Stir in kimchi, cheese, and bacon (if using). Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Top with more chopped kimchi & bacon if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until set.

Jalapeño Popper:

  1. Whisk in garlic powder, onion powder, and cream cheese until combined. Stir in cheddar cheese, chopped jalapeño and bacon. Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Place 1 round jalapeño slice on top in each muffin cup, if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-17 minutes, or until set.

Mushroom, Green Pepper and Spinach :

  1. Whisk in Italian seasoning until combined. Stir in mushrooms, peppers, and spinach (Add sausage if using). Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes, or until set.

Spinach and Cheese

  1. Whisk in garlic powder and basil until combined. Stir in spinach and cheese. Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Sprinkle with more cheese if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until set.

Sun-Dried Tomato, Parmesan and Spinach

  1. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, basil, and cheese. Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Sprinkle with more cheese if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes, or until set.

Tomato, Spinach AND Cheese:

  1. Whisk in garlic powder and Italian seasonings until combined. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, and cheese. Divide evenly into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.Sprinkle with more cheese if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes, or until set.

Nutrition FactsBreakfast Egg Muffins – 9 Low Carb Egg CupsAmount Per Serving (1 muffin (base recipe))Calories 137Calories from Fat 54% Daily Value*Total Fat 6g9%Total Carbohydrates 1g0%Protein 8.7g17%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Does my baby have autism? Infant behavior that may predict ASD

The first year of a child’s life is normally a non-stop daily or weekly celebration of “firsts” – first smile, first crawl, first steps, first words…first full night’s sleep (with any luck). But what if your baby doesn’t seem to be reaching these milestones? Every child is different, and meets these milestones at different times, so when should parents start wondering if something else is going on?

Behavioural signs in infants between 6 and 12 months can predict ASD

A 2005 Canadian study published in the International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, with over 200 participants was the first to pinpoint specific behavioural signs in infants as young as 12 months that can predict, with remarkable accuracy, whether a child will develop autism.

Autism is one of the most prevalent disorders today, and while a bio marker was finally found last year to help with early diagnosis, it’s normally only 80% effective, and so far mostly being used on higher risk infants. Also it is found using an MRI, and wait times can be long. Most doctors instead must rely on parent observations, observing the child themselves, and using standardized tools like the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT). However these tools are made for children who are 18 months and older, a long time especially when early detection and intervention can help with many of the frustrations that develop from communication problems.

Because of the research done, a scale was developed to help doctors with early assessment in infants as young as 6 months (although they are considered far more accurate at 12 months of age) . The Autism Observation Scale for Infants (AOSI) has been a fantastic new tool to help parents and doctors get an early diagnosis.

Signs that your baby may have autism

Most of these are markers that would show up between the 6 months to 1 year range. Before that, many of these may not show up at all. It is also important to know that any one of these traits on its own is not a diagnosis. If your child is showing a number of these traits over the 6 month period, it is always good to see a doctor for assessment. Early diagnosis and treatment can really make a difference in skills building later on. Again this list should not be considered a diagnosis, only used as a tool to start a conversation with your doctor who can then start a proper assessment process.

  1. No social smiling
    Typically a baby will reflexively smile back if you smile at them starting as early as the first month, but certainly by the age of 3 months. As a test you can try looking at your baby with a neutral face, and then break into a wide smile that you hold for a few seconds. You can try three or four times. A typically developing infant should smile back most if not every time.
  2. Lack of eye contact
    Most babies are born with an innate interest in the human face, particularly their parents and family.
  3. Not responding to their name
    Most infants will be responding to their name when you say it by 9 months at the latest.
  4. No social anticipation or Peek-A-Boo
    Neurologically typical children will lift their arms in anticipation of being picked up, or start laughing (or crying) in anticipation of games like Peek-a-boo. If your child seems not to be picking up on these traditional forms of play by 6-9 months, it is worth looking into.
  5. Poor visual tracking
    Take a brightly coloured toy and track it back and forth slowly in front of your baby. Does your child easily follow a brightly coloured toy with their eyes? Or do they seem to loose interest in it or disengage quickly?
  6. Lack of social babbling
    Typically babies love to practice babbling on the road to their first words. Babies with autism may be lacking verbal noises, be slow to verbalize, or suddenly stop verbalizing after a point.
  7. Fixation on unusual objects
    Older babies who are later diagnosed with ASD develop fixations on unusual objects like fans, parts of toys (but not the toy), floor or ceiling patterns.

3 Ways to Prevent a Crohn’s Flare… That Have Nothing to Do with Food

More and more people with Crohn’s disease are looking for ways they can support their health. Adjusting your diet is often the first step, and there are plenty of healing diet templates to follow.

But the following areas often don’t get talked about enough, and they’re just as important!

1. Prioritize rest

We love our sleep. Seriously, who doesn’t treasure a Saturday morning when you can roll out of bed at noon, or whenever you feel like it? Yet, as a society we tend to shortchange sleep for what it really is: An incredibly healing process.

Sleeping is the body’s time to repair and recharge. Just going through everyday activities causes breakdown and during sleep, the body rebuilds. It’s not uncommon for people with Crohn’s to be more susceptible to fatigue. Practicing good sleep hygiene and taking rest breaks during the day is essential for those with Crohn’s in order to maintain the energy needed to live their lives.

Some ways to optimize sleep include the following:

  • stop using electronics a couple of hours before bed
  • wear an eye mask
  • put up black-out shades
  • avoid consuming caffeinated beverages or foods like chocolate late in the day
  • keep electronics out of the room and turn off WiFi when you go to sleep to minimize EMF (electromagnetic fields) exposure, which may affect sleep quality.

However, sleep does more than just give us energy. It can actually help us combat inflammation.

In a study from 2004 comparing three groups of healthy adults who endured partial sleep deprivation, full sleep deprivation, or continued to sleep normally, C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were elevated in both groups that were deprived of sleep.This is incredibly important to acknowledge because CRP is a fundamental marker of inflammation routinely checked and monitored in blood testing for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Keeping CRP low means keeping inflammation in the body low, which in turn helps keep flares at bay.

2. Manage stress

We constantly hear that lowering stress can improve basically any condition. Sometimes the more we hear something, the less important we think it is. Not when it comes to stress!

Managing stress is a two-fold process. There are ways to (sometimes) reduce or eliminate the very things causing you stress. These could be leaving a soul-sucking job, ending a harmful relationship, or changing where you live. There are some instances where these things can’t be changed, but often we believe we’re stuck in a situation when, in reality, we have the power to change it.

For those scenarios where we can’t change the stressor, we can alter how we respond to it. One way to do this is to recognize when we’re stressing over unimportant things or things we can’t control. Whenever you feel stressed about something, ask yourself if this is:

  • A) important in the grand scheme of life
  • B) something you can control

If the answers are no, change the way you respond to this event.

Other ways to mitigate stress are walking or moving in some way in nature by hiking, biking, or swimming. Try setting aside time for a bath, reading a book for pleasure, painting, practicing yoga or meditation, writing in a gratitude journal, or even scheduling a weekly self-care appointment to get a massage. Stress-reducing activities will look different for everyone because we all enjoy different things.

In a yearlong 2010 study of adults with IBD, use of NSAIDs and antibiotics, as well as infections and stress, were tracked to measure their impacts on flare-ups. Perceived stress, negative mood, and life events were the only factors significantly related to the participants’ flare-ups.

What does this mean when translated to real life? The way we think about things and our reactions to them actually influence our health. By changing the way we deal with stress, we have the ability to keep our bodies on the path of healing.

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3. Keep moving

Movement isn’t just for burning calories and staying trim. Moving our bodies has numerous benefits, but one of them is particularly important for people with IBD: preventing bone loss.

Due to several factors like inflammation, malabsorption, and medications, 50 percent of people with Crohn’s develop osteopenia and one-third of them will have it progress into osteoporosis. Fortunately, participating in low-impact exercise regularly can increase bone mass, as shown in a study over 12 months.

What’s even more appealing about exercise (if you aren’t excited about it already) is that it can also help with the first two things on this list! It can improve your sleep by helping you fall asleep faster and it can help release stress (as long as you aren’t burning yourself out).

There are lots of ways to support your health when living with Crohn’s disease. The best strategies are the ones that you see a benefit from and that don’t stress you out trying to make them work.

Experimental drug shows promise as multiple sclerosis treatment

An experimental drug reduces brain atrophy in people with progressive multiple sclerosis, raising hopes that it also can reduce disability.

People with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis (MS) face a gradual decline of brain function that slowly strips away the ability to walk and may cause problems with speech and vision. Available treatments are only modestly effective at slowing the decline.

Now, a phase two clinical trial has shown that the investigational drug ibudilast slows brain shrinkage. While future studies will determine whether the drug relieves symptoms and reduces disability, the results are promising because more pronounced brain shrinkage is associated with more severe neurological symptoms.

“We were encouraged to see positive preliminary results for a progressive MS therapy that also appears safe,” said co-author Robert T. Naismith, MD, an associate professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a member of the steering committee overseeing the study. “A larger phase three study is the next step to evaluate the clinical benefit. If such a trial is positive, this treatment option may be available within the next several years.”

The study was published Aug. 29 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Led by Robert J. Fox, MD, a neurologist at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the trial – known as the SPRINT MS study – involves 28 clinical sites including Washington University School of Medicine. In the study, 255 patients were randomly assigned to take up to 10 capsules of ibudilast or a placebo daily for nearly two years. Every six months, the participants underwent MRI brain scans. The researchers applied a variety of analysis techniques to the MRI images to assess differences in brain changes between the two groups.

The brains of patients in both groups continued to atrophy over the course of the study, but the decline was slower in the ibudilast group. Reducing the rate of atrophy may delay the worsening of symptoms, the researchers said.

“The study was not large enough to prove a clinical effect, but the data suggest that people’s disabilities may not have worsened as rapidly in the treatment group,” said Naismith, who is also director of the John L. Trotter MS Center at Washington University and a local principal investigator for the trial.

The most common side effects reported by participants included nausea and diarrhea, as well as headaches and depression. There was no significant difference between the groups in the number of patients who reported adverse effects.

“These findings provide a glimmer of hope for people with a form of multiple sclerosis that causes long-term disability but does not have many treatment options,” said Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

MS occurs when there is a breakdown of myelin, a fatty white substance wrapped around axons, which are long strands that carry messages from and between brain cells. When myelin starts to break down, communication between brain cells slows down, leading to muscle weakness and problems with movement, balance, sensation and vision. MS can be relapsing-remitting, in which symptoms occur then disappear for weeks or months and then may reappear, or progressive, which is marked by a gradual decline in function.

Future research will test whether reducing brain shrinkage affects thinking, walking and other problems in people with MS. In addition, such studies will examine whether ibudilast slows the progression of disability in MS patients.

The SPRINT-MS study represents a major collaboration among neurologists to investigate new treatments through the NIH-sponsored NeuroNEXT program, an innovative approach to neurological clinical trials that attempts to streamline phase two clinical trials.

MediciNova donated ibudilast and the placebo and provided less than 10 percent of the funding for the trial in a cooperative agreement with NINDS. MediciNova also had a representative on the protocol steering committee.

Top 10 Awesome Things About Being on the Autism Spectrum

It’s easy to identify the challenges that come with being on the autism spectrum. There is a clear and obvious struggle with many things that seem to come easily to others. Everyday things most of us do naturally can be distressing, or at least present significant obstacles; making eye contact … holding a conversation … handling social situations …

All these things make getting through the school day a little more intense and navigating the social aspect of life a bit more of an uphill battle.

Sometimes is seems like this all we talk about when the topic of autism comes up.

But being autistic isn’t all about stumbling blocks and impossible challenges. It’s also about the gift of being able to see and interpret the world differently. And different doesn’t have to mean limited or somehow lesser than. In fact, it would be pretty easy to make a case for how some of the differences in perception and thought processing that often accompany autism actually provide a unique perspective and a new way of looking at problems that can lead to innovative solutions unencumbered by social morays and established convention.

And this bears itself out – in the area of science we need only look at the likes of Temple Grandin who brought important and humane innovations to the field of animal behavior… and in the arts, we know eccentric film maker Tim Burton must be seeing the world a bit differently to create the whimsical and other-worldly experience movie-goers love so much … and in athletics the singular focus of guys like Clay Marzo has forever changed how everyone sees what is possible in the sport of surfing.

We wanted to have some fun identifying the awesome characteristics often seen with people on the autism spectrum; the things we feel everybody would agree might make life a little sweeter, a little more interesting.

Here’s the ten things anyone on the spectrum will tell you are pretty awesome about the unique way they see the world…

  1. I appreciate many things.While others are busy engaging in shallow conversations and occupied by societal niceties, I am fascinated with the small things, enjoying many of the things that most people ignore. I love feeling the breeze through my hair and the sun on my face. I listen to the leaves moving on the trees and the birds fluttering about. I love to watch the clouds move across the sky, along with a high-flying plane. Things you may not take the time to notice I not only notice, but I revel in.
  2. I don’t judge others.I don’t pay much attention to many of the things that seem so important to neurotypical people. I don’t care if you’re fat, skinny, rich, or poor. I don’t care what kind of car you drive or the house you live in. If I like you, I like you because you’re kind and you make me feel happy.  I won’t judge you by the outfit you wear or the job you have. I don’t care if you’re having a bad hair day, or if I’m your only friend. In fact, chances are I won’t even notice these things. Social expectations are unimportant to me, so I won’t judge you, just as I hope you won’t judge me.
  3. I never have a hidden agenda.If I say something, you can be sure it’s what I mean. I’m not good at reading faces and body language, and sarcasm is foreign to me. This means that emotional games don’t work with me. I’m not good at telling you about my emotions, and I’m also not good at reading yours. With me you’re going to get a straightforward relationship with no hidden intentions and no ulterior motives. You’ll never need to worry about interpreting or translating what I say.
  4. The details fascinate me.While fixating on the little things may frustrate those around me, it’s this attention to detail that makes me truly unique. Children on the autism spectrum who hyper-focus on something may have difficulties forming relationships and relating to others who don’t share their interest. But as adults, these traits can be highly valuable in certain fields that rely on experts who not only pay attention to the details, but who are actually fixated on them; fields like cybersecurity, engineering, applied mathematics, research and development…  In other words, what may seem like a challenging trait at first can end up being a highly valuable one later on as I look to make my way in the world.
  5. I am wonderfully creative.I have the ability to think abstractly, so my solution to a problem may very well be far different than yours. Most people think that I am a rigid thinker and, to some extent, I am. But often times, my creativity comes in the form of ‘divergent thinking,’ or the ability to think outside the box. I may not come up with as many ideas as someone else, but my ideas are often the most conceptual. I can often imagine and envision things other simply can’t.
  6. I am honest.The idea of there being some advantage to dishonesty just isn’t on my mind. In fact, it doesn’t fit with my way of thinking. If you ask me something, I will tell you what I know. I won’t need to make up a version of what I think you’ll want to hear because it just won’t occur to me to do so. It also means that if you ask my opinion on something, I’m going to tell you what I think rather than what I think you want me to say. I enjoy honest, open relationships that aren’t built on fabrications, half-truths, and deceptions.
  7. I have a strong sense of justice.Even though I struggle to understand what most people mean when they talk about being “empathetic,” I do have a strong sense of justice and fairness. If I find a cause that resonates with me, I will pursue a solution with a level of singular focus and passion beyond what could be expected from most neurotypical people and will fight for what is right with every ounce of who I am. My tendency to focus on a particular subject makes me likely to champion causes I believe in. I also have a strong sense of what’s right and wrong, and this sense tends to guide me throughout my life.
  8. I am decisive.I live in a black and white world. There’s no muddy, grey areas. I’m straightforward, upfront, and direct. If I love something, I always love it. If I hate something, there’s no changing my mind. You’ll never struggle to figure me out. I am an open book!
  9. I am passionate about the things that interest me most.If I have an interest in something, you can expect me to learn everything I can about it. The things that interest me become my passion, so I often achieve expert-level knowledge in these areas. You’ll never find me with a shortage of things to share and talk about when it comes to my area of interest. As an adult, this passion can translate into a successful career in a specific field.
  10. I can’t be underestimated.I have challenges and have witnessed my share of hardships. But I have many amazing qualities that make me awesome. Give me a chance and I will surely amaze and inspire you. Never underestimate me!

Banting Diet, Everything You Need to Know – DO NOT Bant Until You Read This…

Mid 2015 only 2 Banting Diet Restaurant were open in South Africa, Today they are scattered around the whole country. It’s obvious to why.. This Banting Lifestyle works!
Woolsworth, a grocery store recognized as selling organic food in South Africa has taken notice of the recent craze and now just like hundreds of other restaurants around the country has offered their own range of Banting diet products.
This makes it easier to follow the diet as selecting foods at a grocery store for the diet has become effortless.
Below I have written an article on everything you need to know on this new craze, the Banting diet!

Banting Diet, What is it?

The banting diet is based around a LCHF (Low carb high fat) diet that was introduced by a Dr William Harvey who resided In London in 1861. He was the first one who bought about the diet this is why the banting diet is also known as the Harvey diet named after its founder. Dr Harvey has always said that this diet is right for him as he is a CR (Carb Resistant) person. His diet soon caught on and everyone that has begun this incredible way of life swears by the result. People not only lost weight but felt a lot healthier over all.
One thing to make note of it that the Banting Diet turns out not to be a diet at all, but rather a way of life that allows us to enjoy that fat on our steaks and butter in our gem squashed all while losing amazing amounts of fat.
The Diet works best for people people who are Carbohydrate Intolerant.
Signs that you may be carbohydrate intolerant..
Signs that you may be carbohydrate intolerant..

  • If your weight fluctuates all the time• If you struggle to control those nasty sugar and carbohydrate cravings
  • Are you one of those that gain weight extremely easily?
  • Do you find you are Starving the first thing in the morning?
  • Would you categorize yourself as an emotional eater?
    • Do sugary and starchy meals cause you to feel foggy or sleepy?
    • Do you find that you feel extremely irritable in the evenings?
    • Do you feel a lot more emotional prior to having your periods?
    • Do you gain weight around your waist instead of your hips and thighs?

    Banting Diet VS Paleo Diet

  • Banting Diet VS Paleo Diet

    To begin, lets first focus on their similarities, both diets are evolved around the same LCHF principle, they both promote the idea that a high intake of fat and protein is much healthier than your standard way of life and that organic food is much healthier than todays processed foods. All natural food such as animal fats, chicken, nuts and seeds, vegetables and natural oils are looked on favourably in this diet. Both these diets primarily exclude foods such as sugars, starch or other processed foods etc.

Some of the Differences Include:
The Paleo Diet Is geared more towards eating in a way our ancestors did before agricultural methods were founded, it focuses on natural foods such as animals, berries, fruits, veggies. Although Potatoes and rice are not initially allowed on the paleo diet, it slowly introduces them later on to test if your line of ancestral past has evolved your body to accept these foods. In the Paleo diet it is all about finding out what your body can acts favourably towards. Milk on the Paleo diet is initially done away with completely, but again can be re-instated to see how your body reacts to it.
The banting diet is more of a new age Paleo diet In a sense, foods that are produced post agricultural can be consumed freely. The biggest difference is that in the banting diet it is thought that fructose found in fruit is a powerful carbohydrate therefore fruit is banned in the diet completely. In the banting diet milk is looked upon favourably and is seen as a high form of nutrients.
Apart from that, the one other major difference is the ratios between the two diets. The Paleo diet introduces a slightly higher percentage of carbohydrate intakes than the Banting diet mainly due to the Fruits being consumed.
Both diets are extremely effective and their effects on weight loss are Factual.

Benefits of the Banting Diet:

The reported benefits of the Banting diet have been nothing short of amazing, this diet seems to have changed the lives of thousands of people and has even helped people manage some chronicle illnesses.
Going into all Benefits would deserve an article for itself but to name a few more popular benefits:

  • People report getting better night’s sleep which helps their mood drastically.
  • At first carb cravings are high but as your body gets over the initial shock people carbohydrate cravings disappear completely.
  • Fat is known to give you a fuller feeling after a meal therefore People get less hungry and therefore don’t feel the need to eat as often.
  • The overall feeling of well-being increases drastically as your life begins to change.

General Outline of the Banting Diet:

General Foods Allowed:
Avo, low carb fruit, any dairy (yes even cream), leafy green vegetables, eggs, meat with fat (who’s complaining) Fish and many more.
General Foods to Avoid:
Potatoes, high carb vegetables like pea, anything artificial, sugar, bread, oats, pasta etc

A Typical day in the Banting Diet

A typical day in the life of a banting Diet will be like the following:
As you can see although you have to get rid of those delicious carbs, it helps knowing that you can replace it with foods like bacon and steak.
Banting Breakfast:
Bacon and eggs with spinach and feta
Banting Lunch:
Chicken and Avo salad, tomatoes, seeds, nuts drizzled with olive oil
Banting Dinner:
Grilled pork ribs with eggplant & feta salad
Dessert:
Strawberries and cream

Banting Diet Tips and Tricks

Achieving success during the diet will be difficult at first, however, there are many tips and tricks you can use in the diet to help you succeed.
Take away the Temptation: First thing you want to do is replace your normal house hold snacks into foods you are actually allowed to eat. Remove all sweets and chips and replace them with healthier snacks that taste just as good like nuts, biltong, cream cheese, pickles, olives and the sorts. There are thousands of options to snack on, make them quick and easy to kill any cravings that might arise.
Keep Occupied: Boredom sparks cravings, it has and always will. If ou recognise this it will help you control it, when you find you are bored and hunger slowly creeps in, find something to keep you busy, these is even more important in the beginning stages when those carb cravings will be at their worst. Dehydration also causes hunger, make sure you get at least six to 8 glasses of water in daily.
Eat Before you go Shopping: Ever walked into a grocery store while dying for a packet of chips? Chances are you’ll throw that first bag of chips you see straight into your trolley. It’s simple to avoid this, have a big hearty meal before stepping foot into that grocery store. Full up on a nice juicy steak and egg with a side of broccoli and cheese sauce. Doesn’t sound too bad right? I Didn’t think so.
Avoid “Low fat” Items at Grocery Store: Its nothing but a clever marketing strategy, companies will sell off their food as “low fat” but forget to mention that the reduction of fat is replaced with more sugars, when shopping you want to avoid these foods because they tend to have the most carbs in them. Look for items such as “full fat “or “full cream”, these are the more organic items of food filled with the fat you’ll need to sustain your metabolism through the diet.
Oil can change with heat: First off be cautious about the type of oil you use, you want to be using healthy oils such as Olive oil. After saying this, be mindful that most oils oxidize during the heating process and release harmful compounds. There are oils that are resistant to heat such as Coconut oil.
List of Healthy cooking oil in order:

  1. coconut oil (Should be your first option, can be used for extreme heat cooking)
  2. Butter (Burns easily with high heat, great for low heat cooking)
  3. Olive Oil (Do not use for frying, use for low heat cooking)
  4. Animal Fats (Varies between animal types, organic raised animals tend to be better for cooking)
  5. Palms Oil
  6.  Avocado Oil (Generally the same as olive oil)

DO NOT use for cooking:

  1. Fish Oil
  2.  Flax Oil
  3.  Canola Oil
  4.  Vegetable or seed oils

Butter is Great:  We’ve been bought up being told that margarine is healthier than butter, this is just not the case! Butter is a lot healthier and filled with nutrients than margarine is, margarine is made from processed seed oils that contain very little nutritional value. General rule of thumb is use butter!

Banting Diet Mistakes to Avoid

Being too scared to eat Fat
As a kid we’ve always been told that fat makes you fat, the most difficult thing to come to terms to is that fat is not the main culprit for weight gain, the problem is carbohydrates.
Since you are eliminating carbs, your body needs another source of energy, and on the banting diet this energy comes from fat therefore it is important that you get enough fat while being on the diet. Not getting enough energy can be detrimental to your metabolism and hamper results.
So make sure you eat that fat on your steak!!
Too many Carbohydrates
The truth is there are hidden carbs all over the place, many people forget to count carbs that could be found in sauces which unfortunately usually has a very large sugar content. It may be easy taking this account when making your own food, but it’s much more difficult when eating out at restaurants.
So Be Aware of those Evil little Carbohydrate Critters
Keeping It Boring
So many people get into the habit of eating the same meals every single day..this un doubty gets extremely boring and becomes almost impossible to maintain.
Be creative, find recipes online and make it fun. After all this is more of an lifestyle therefore make it enjoyable, the possibilities of the types of foods you can enjoy are endless. You can even make desserts delicious enough that you forget you are even on a diet.
Don’t be lazy…make it fun!
Oh those cheat days..
It’s extremely easy to be carried away while being away with friends and ordering a milk shake or sneaking some sugar into your coffee…or even worse, ever tried sticking to your diet while drinking? Almost impossible, alcohol makes you careless, careless enough to get a few quarter pounders and cheese down your neck while driving home. Always try and remain conscious of the new lifestyle you are trying to adapt, in the beginning this can be difficult but give it time, it’ll become second nature before you know it.
Yes you should be Exercising, sigh…
You should always be exercising, doesn’t matter what disabilities you have, doesn’t matter how many limbs you have missing or how old you are. Your body always needs to remain active to a certain degree of course, it doesn’t matter what diet you use or fad pill you wash down your neck, doing some form of exercise, any form.. at least 3 times a week is key to not just losing weight, but just gaining that over all feeling of well-being.
Patience Is Key
It really is, to anything in life really. Don’t expect to see results instantly, like all good things in life it takes effort and TIME. Keep your mind off of the number of days before eating your last K.F.C, rather focus on day to day living, one day you’ll wake up and look into the mirror and think where the hell did my other half go?!
Watch Out for Dehydration
Food eaten on the banting diet naturally contains more sodium and protein, these foods casues dehydration therefore make sure you are drinking enough water.  Six to eight glasses of water each day is usually enough.
Banting diet Negativity
Don’t believe it, the worst thing you can do before starting a new diet is google “does the diet work”. Negative media grabs attention which is why their articles rise to the top of google.
Lest do a test, if a diet works for you how likely are you to post your result online? 9/10 of you won’t, its human nature, you’ll enjoy the results and continue with your life. Now let’s try the opposite. Let’s say you hated a diet and you thought it was useless, its human nature to complain so therefore 7/10 of you will post your negative experience. Even though the diet worked for the majority of people, the majority of negative reviews make it online.
The only way of knowing for sure is by trying the banting diet yourself.

Banting Restaurants in South Africa

Restaurants around the country have made it easier to stick to your diet even while going out with friends.
Below is a list of some of the best Restaurants that have a Paleo Menu in South Africa.

Banting Restaurants in Johannesburg
Windmill on Main
54 Main Road, Midrand.
Col’Cacchio Pizzeria
Shop 23 World Wear Centre.
Craft Restaurant
33 4th Ave.
Cafe Bellini
204 Elston Ave, Western Extension, Benoni.
JB Rivers
shop MM51, Hyde park corner.
Pizza Del Forno
Farrarmere Shopping Centre. 20 Sheridan Road. Cnr Bayley Road. Farrarmere, Benoni.
Red Door Cafe
26,5th Avenue, Edenvale.
The Fat Zebra
72 7th Street, Randburg.
Paputzis Coffee House and Art Gallery
69 Fourth Ave, Linden, Randburg.
Banting Restaurants in Pretoria
Pure Cafe
137 Thompson Street.
Afro-Boer
1 Meerlust Street, The Willows.
Isiphiwo Boutique Hotel
31 Mountain Drive.
Toni’s Fully Furnished Pizza
676 Chamberlain Street.
Anjas Tea Garden
Plot 21 Lynnwood Road.
Craft Restaurant
33 4th Ave.
Banting Restaurants in George
Travel Bugs
111 York Street
Banting Restaurants in Bloemfontien
Loch Logan
Waterfront mall.
Banting Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Grass Roof
Heron Rd, Sardinia Bay
Brioche Food and Coffee Banting Diet Menu
181 Main Road, Walmer.
Banting Restaurants in Petermarizburg
Coffeeberry Cafe
Cascades Shopping Centre, 19 Cascades Centre.
Banting Restaurants in Umhloti
Mundo Vida
1 South Beach Road

The Three Most Dangerous Myths About ADHD

Don’t believe everything you think!

October is ADHD Awareness Month. But if you’ve been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or strongly suspect you or your child has it, or care about someone else who has it, any time of the year is the right time to pay attention to the three most popular—and dangerous—myths about this extraordinarily prevalent disorder. They’re dangerous because they can dissuade people from getting the treatment they need, while also depleting self-esteem, which when ADHD is present, is already likely to be precarious.
So here they are—and let’s understand and abandon them, once and for all:
1. It doesn’t exist
More than any other mental or for that matter physical disorder, ADHD is often portrayed as a handy excuse for rude children, lazy parents, and pill-poppers. Granted, ADHD is often over-diagnosed, just as it is also often not diagnosed when it should be. In the case of an authentic diagnosis, however, ADHD is a strongly genetic neurobiological condition that is strongly linked to all sorts of serious impairments, from anxietydepression, and drug addiction to higher rates of academic and professional failures, traffic accidents, and divorces. People who struggle with serious distraction deserve empathy and support, not suspicion and sarcasm.
2. It’s just for kids
ADHD certainly does affect a lot of American children. At last count, 6.4 million youth, approximately one in nine children from age 4 to 17, have received a diagnosis. Yet the fastest-growing rates of increase in diagnoses are now among seriously distracted adults, the majority of whom have yet to be identified or treated. Researchers estimate that roughly half of those affected with ADHD continue to struggle into adulthood, meaning that close to 10 million adults are eligible for diagnosis. Even as millions of these adults remain untreated, the pharmaceutical firm Shire recently reported that adults surpassed children in taking medication for the disorder, accounting for some 53 percent of prescriptions.
3. Medication solves the problem
There is no silver bullet for ADHD. The idea that stimulant medications might solve the problem was supported by a huge federal study, published in 1999, which found that the pills appeared to be the best single solution for reducing symptoms.  Less publicized was the fact that a combination of medication with behavior therapy worked best of all to promote social and academic skills. And another relatively little-noticed development was follow-up research several years later, when the participants were in their twenties, which  showed that the initial medication advantage had significantly diminished.
Human error helps explain that problem: Most kids simply won’t take the pills indefinitely. That’s only partly because the medications often come with side-effects that can include insomnia, loss of appetite, and irritability. Researchers have found that people of all ages typically have trouble sticking with all sorts of chronic medication, even for cancer.
At the same time, there’s truth in the familiar adage that pills don’t teach skills. There’s simply no avoiding the hard work of learning strategies to curb impulsivity and train one’s focus. And of course that’s just part of the job. Managing ADHD can take a lifetime of learning, including working harder than most mortals on self-awareness and relationships and making sure to cultivate good habits to fight stress, such as regular exercise. The good news is that such work often pays off—at which point you can start to enjoy all the extra energy, spontaneity, and, often, exceptional creativity that can accompany this vexingly double-edged disorder.

Lose 5 kilos in 1 week with Cucumber Diet

Cucumbers are an essential food to any healthy diet. Not only are cucumbers nutritional, but they are also great for making you feel full, since they are a vegetable, and are thus full of dietary fibers. Eating cucumbers every week is also great for cleaning your gastrointestinal tract, and they can stimulate your metabolism.

Lose 5 kilos in 1 week with cucumber diet

A diet that provides about 5 weight loss in a process like 1 week is therefore quite popular. The most fundamental principle of the diet is; It is based on the consumption of the people who are hungry at any time and especially for the occasional meal. The constantly consumed cucumber keeps the stomach full with abundant water content and allows people to eat much less by having a sense of hunger during the diet period.
Day 1
Morning: 250 grams yogurt, 4 spoons oats, 2 dried figs
Snack: 2 cucumbers
Noon: Cacik made of cottage yogurt, 4 cucumbers, 1 slice rye bread
Refreshments: 4 cucumbers, 2 Kiwis
Evening: 4 cucumbers, tomatoes, arugula, mozzarella cheese, 1 slice of rye bread.
Day 2
Morning: Lean tongue cheese and a glass of lemon, honey water
Noon: 1 Slice of fried rye bread, boiled pumpkin (ground beef can be added)
Evening: 1 boiled egg, 2 cucumbers, 2 green peppers
Night: 2 cucumbers
Day 3
Morning: cheese, a glass of honey and lemon water
Snack: 2 cucumbers
Lunch: A bowl of green lentils
Evening: A bowl of Cacik (must contain plenty of cucumbers) and two pieces of walnut
Night: A handful of chickpeas and 2 cucumbers
You must consume 2 cucumbers at night before bedtime
Day 4
Morning:  4 spoons oats, 2 dried figs, 250 grams yogurt,
Snack: 2 cucumbers
Noon: Cacik made of cottage yogurt, 4 cucumbers, 1 slice rye bread
Refreshments: 4 cucumbers, 2 Kiwis
Evening: 4 cucumbers, tomatoes, arugula, mozzarella cheese, 1 slice of rye bread.
Day 5
Morning: Lean tongue cheese and a glass of lemon, honey water
Noon: 1 Slice of fried rye bread, boiled pumpkin (ground beef can be added)
Evening: 1 boiled egg, 2 cucumbers, 2 green peppers
Night: 2 cucumbers
Day 6
Morning: 1 glass of honey and lemon water, cheese
Snack: 2 cucumbers
Lunch: A bowl of green lentils
Evening: A bowl of Cacik (must contain plenty of cucumbers) and two pieces of walnut
Night: A handful of chickpeas and 2 cucumbers
You must consume 2 cucumbers at night before bedtime
Day 7
Morning: 1 glass of honey and lemon water, cheese
Snack: 2 cucumbers
Lunch: A bowl of green lentils
Evening: A bowl of Cacik (must contain plenty of cucumbers) and two pieces of walnut
Night: A handful of chickpeas and 2 cucumbers
You must consume 2 cucumbers at night before bedtime
Before bedtime, you should eat 0.5 liters of water and 200 g of yogurt, 2 cucumbers, 1 Kiwis.