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How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally
How to Control Gestational Diabetes Naturally

Pregnancy is such a wonderful, joyous time.

You are growing a human being inside you, what could be more special?

Then you go to your 27 weeks appointment and they tell you that you have gestational diabetes…

What??? 

For me this came at such a shock the first time. I was very small when I got pregnant, probably below 120 pounds. I wasn’t gaining excessive weight during pregnancy. I was working out almost every day (waking up at 5 am and going to the gym). I ate very healthy (whole foods primarily).

And I had gestational diabetes?!? read more

Holy Avocados, Batman!!!

Avocados are considered a superfood these days.

They are a pretty mighty little fruit when you eat them.

Avocados (Persea americana) Franรงais : Avocats...

Avocados (Persea americana) Franรงais : Avocats (Persea americana) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love avocados on salads, on sandwiches, with mexican food and now just recently have learned they are great in a smoothie! Recipes for smoothies here.

From Mercola.com: Avocados can protect you from liver damage. Rats who were fed avocados during a study and injected with a substance that causes liver damage were reported to have the least amount of damage as compared to rats fed other fruits.

Avocados are a great source of good fats in your diet. They have anti-inflammatory properties, promote heart health, and have more than twice the potassium than a banana.

Avocados are also great for your beauty regimen. Put cut pieces on your eyes for puffy eyes or make an eye cream. Use it as a facial mask. Use it on your hands to make them smooth. Use it on your hair as a deep conditioner.

So next time you are thinking about that plate of fajitas or fixing a smoothie – maybe you can throw in some avocados!

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How do you eat Avocados?

Happy Eating!

White bean Vanilla Cake – From the Modern Alternative Mama

When we were getting closer to Aidalyn’s birthday party, I knew I didn’t want her to have a “typical” birthday cake loaded with processed sugar and non-nutrients. I did a lot of digging. I wanted something that was grain free but didn’t have a lot of hard to find ingredients. I found this to be easy and very tasty too! I ended up making a cream cheese frosting with just a block of cream cheese mixed some milk to make it smooth. I may have sweetened it with a touch of agave nectar. Sophie and Aidalyn seemed to approve!

I baked mine as cupcakes – seeing that we were having a “cupcake” themed party.

Original post from the Modern Alternative Mama:

White Bean Vanilla Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. white beans, cooked and plain
  • 9 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 c. + 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on medium, then high until smooth.  Pour into two well-greased  9โ€ณ pans and bake at 350 for 35 – 40 min.  Once cooled, remove from the pans carefully and serve plain, with fresh jam (fruit blended with honey), fresh fruit, or however you like! read more