Faux Chocolate breakfast mousse (GF, SF, Low Carb, HG strict)

Faux chocolate breakfast mousseThis is AMAZING!! I have been playing with using Gelatin lately as there is SO many health benefits to this stuff. Have you seen my Strawberry breakfast mousse recipe yet? This one is MUCH yummier! :D And did I mention? EASY PEASY! :D

So, I took this pic right after pouring into my cup and a couple minutes later it thickened up more like a mousse than a shake :) I also refrigerated a little to see what would happen, and I like it better un-refrigerated :) Totally good enough for a dessert too, scoop on a dollop of homemade whipping cream and YUMO!

Here’s how:

Into a blender:

1 package Gelatin, I use Knox brand

1 tsp sugar free Carob chips

1/2 cup boiling water

Blend till carob chips are completely dissolved, add rest of ingredients and blend:

2 pasteurized raw eggs (click for how to do this at home)

1/4 tsp decaf coffee grounds

1 tsp Xylitol

1 tsp chocolate flavor (I have Watkins :))

6 frozen strawberries

1 tsp unsweetened whey protein powder (if yours is already sweetened, skip the Xylitol)

Blend and pour into large cup, eat immediately! YUMMMM! :D The Strawberries give it a little tang and the coffee makes it zippy :) I LOVE dark chocolate, and this is more of a dark chocolate flavor, with strawberries.

Try some of my other breakfast shakes too! I have an awesome Strawberry Shake, Iced Cappuccino, Fresh Orange shake  And others!

 

 

 

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FAQ: What does it feel like to block the Guaifenesin from working to reverse your fibromyalgia?

oooh, if it was easy to tell when we’re blocking, then we’d never need to have a journal or mapping! I blocked for a whole year. Or partially blocked, because my map was totally the same after 12 months. So, likely it was clearing sometimes and then blocking other times. being a low doser, (clearing at 300mg Guaifenesin twice a day) a year is too long to go without clearing noticeably in a mapping.

For me, I wondered and worried, because I wasn’t making any improvements and was so so tired all the time. Again, as a low doser, it’s harder to know, because we are constantly clearing!

SO, a low doser I think would have some doubts about blocking if you see no changes or improvements after many months. Because you will still feel yucky from blocking! You could be clearing for 12 hours, and then blocking for 12 and so you clear and feel yucky and then re-deposit and feel yucky again. This is why it’s so hard to know if you are blocking by just your symptom journal!

A higher doser or regular doser, will have cycles. I am guessing it would be easier to tell than a low doser, but I”m not sure on that, one of the other admins might be able to tell you better on that one!

THIS Is why it is SOOO important to be super sal-careful, esp if you are not being mapped!!!!! I went a whole year and wish I had gone back for more mappings so I could see there was no improvement sooner than a year! And this is why in this group, we are super sal-careful in our advice! SOME people might be ok with some of the iffy ingredients, but its sure not worth the risk if you ask me! 

Join us in our friendly and chatty support group for those trying or looking into trying the Guaifenesin Protocol on Facebook! Called Fibro Buddies On Guaifenesin Protocol

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Hawaii Fibromyalgia Summit

YAY! I am SO excited that we have this to look forward to! It will take place in Honolulu June 20 2015, so start saving your pennies! :) Here’s the link to the info on this: http://www.fibromyalgiahawaii.com/summit2015.html

In an effort to make this summit open to everyone, we are trying to make admission for free. Annette from iFoG (http://www.fibromyalgiahawaii.com/) has been working long and hard already trying to get discounts and donations where ever she can for this. It will be her second Fibromyalgia Summit, so she’s not totally new at this! :)

Donation button is at the bottom of this post, and at the top right of my website :)

I am personally involved in a fibromyalgia support group of 500+ people and if everyone gave just $10 … yep! That’s $5,000.00!!! That’s a whole lotta help for these good people trying to put this Summit on! Remember that we also have to cover Dr Congdon’s trip and stay, so there’s lots of cost here.

AND on top of all this awesomeness, here’s some more awesome news!! :D Someone has offered to match any donation under $1000.00!! WOW! :D So, everything you give will be doubled! YEAH!! :D

Bless you all in advance for your generous hearts in this!! <3

Here’s more info:

Mark Your Calendar and Save the Date!

The Hawaii Fibromyalgia Summit is Coming!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Manoa Grand Ballroom

Located in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Featuring Melissa Congdon, M.D.

Dr. Congdon has been trained by Dr. Paul St. Amand, the founder of the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia, and today has a flourishing practice in San Francisco that focuses exclusively on the protocol. Come find out how thousands have been helped over the past few decades.

Presented by:

iFOG (informed Fibromyalgics on Guaifenesin)

Fibro(my)algia

FibroBuddies on Guaifenesin

Fibromyalgia in Kids

Guaifenesin Support Groups from the United States, Canada and Australia


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Coleslaw (SF, GF, HG, Low Carb)

ColeslawI LOOOOVE this side dish, one of the easiest ones I have!! :) And recently started chopping up an apple in there like my mom used to, SO yummy!!

1 package chopped cabbage (see picture) Or chop 1 med size head cabbage

1-2 cups shredded carrots (I buy the pre-cut and peeled ones and pop them in my little food processor)

1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped in food processor :D

1 cup sugar free mayo (click for homemade recipe)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp Xylitol

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

salt to taste

Put your sauce ingredients in large bowl first and stir, then add rest. easy peasy! Enjoy :)

To make HG Strict, cut the carrots and apple. (it’s not as good, trust me I tried it! LOL)

Check out some of my other recipes that go great with Coleslaw! Like my Homemade burgers, Meatloaf or Baked Fish!

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Salicylate safe Mosquito Repellant

A friend shared the following recipe with me for mosquito repellant, I haven’t tried it yet, but will soon as it’s warm enough for mosquitos! :D Let me know what you think if you try it!

Mosquito Repellent

One tsp. soybean oil
¼ tsp. Palmolive liquid soap
1 cup water
Mix, pour into a spray bottle and spray on.

I’ve also heard of putting a Bounce sheet in your pocket, supposed to keep mosquitos away, and the upside? Makes you smell like fresh laundry! YEAH! :D

There are these bug-repellant clip ons that you just clip to your clothes that are supposed to work as well. It’s not touching your skin, so should also be sal-safe :)

And OFF! Deep Woods in the spray can (not the pumps, those have sals) used to be salicylate safe as well, as always, check ingredients, make sure there’s no aloe or anything in there :)

Click for Complete list of: FAQ about the Guaifenesin Protocol and Salicylates

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PEG 40 and plant oils, are they salicylate safe?

We had thought this was a Questionable Ingredient!

But we just heard that Dr St Amand has retracted his below statement. He is just human after all! Even though he is AMAZING and has come up with this revolutionary treatment that actually reverses the symptoms of fibro, a simple miscommunication is all it is, and the only one I have ever heard from him, so no worries! :)

We have heard from Dr St Amand himself, who tells his patients not to use it! Example: PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor oil.

And check out the other controversial ingredients we have found to block enough people to warrant caution: http://christinescozycorner.ca/faq-why-do-i-have-some-things-posted-as-not-sal-safe-while-others-say-its-fine/

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Strawberry Mousse Breakfast style (HG, GF, SF, Low Carb)

Strawberry Mousse breakfast styleThe best things are made when I’m in a crunch it seems! I’ve been totally sick the last couple days with a sore throat and fever, so jello is what this body wants! And I can’t have sugar because of my Hypoglycemia! bleh!

This is easier than making jello from a box people! and SOOO much better for you :) Basically, make your fav protein shake (sweetened preferable), and stir in the melted gelatin. Easy peasy! :)

Into blender:

(optional) 2 pasteurized raw eggs (click to see how to do this at home)

1/2 cup hot water

around 12 frozen strawberries or other favorite frozen berries (make sure you eat only the allotted daily amount of fruit in one sitting for the Hypoglycemia Diet! Make Strict by using just Strawberries)

1-2 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tsp sweetener like Xylitol and/or Splenda

Blend till smooth (should be about 7 -8 cups liquid when done)

While blending, into metal bowl stir:

2 Packages (2 Tbsp) Gelatin

1/2 cup boiling water. Stir till dissolved.

Pour gelatin water into blender, add 1-2 Tbsp plain Whey protein concentrate (eliminate the sweetener and vanilla if using sweetened whey protein shake)

Blend for 1 minute.

Pour into metal bowl. Enjoy!

Mine was mostly set right away because the strawberries were so cold. But refrigerate for 1 hour if not set :)

Easy peasy right?! :) Enjoy! and may you feel better soon too!

Try out my Simple Soup for Sickies that I am living on right now too! :) And my recipes for yummy breakfast shakes that was my inspiration for this Mousse :)

Breakfast Shakes

Breakfast Shakes

Simple Soup for Sickies

Simple Soup for Sickies

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What is Valentines now?

So, last year was a rough year for Valentines. I was beginning to see that my expectations about romance were a little unrealistic.

I now see that they were completely WRONG.

So, here’s what I see about Romance  and Valentines from the media:

A day to prove how much the guy loves the girl, by how much he can read her thoughts and know without her telling him, what she wants. It should be a surprise and it should knock her socks off. And if he dosn’t meet these expectations, he is no good and should be immediately dumped for someone who can, because he OBVIOUSLY dosn’t love her.

Ahem.

Really?!

But seriously! I came into marriage with these expectations. But not knowingly thinking this way.

When we had pre-marriage counselling, one of the questions was: What are your expectations of each other in marriage? My answer? Ummmmmm… he should take out the garbage? LOL :D I Seriously thought I had no expectations, other than him just being himself, keep doing what he does.

Yaaaaa… so I had TONS of expectations about marriage that I had NO idea I had. I really did think that he didn’t love me when he brought me the same flowers for every occasion. I thought he didn’t care enough to try, to be creative, to surprise me. Oh my, how hard I was on him!

The fact he took the time out of his day to THINK of me and to plan into his schedule the ordering and picking up of flowers is SO AWESOME to me now! I seriously married the sweetest guy ever!!!

OK, so this year? My idea of romance? He took me to our favorite spot for our favorite treat, a homemade cinnamon bun. He saw that I was feeling  sad, so he takes me there, sits across the table, looks me in the eye and makes conversation with me. I didn’t know this when we first married, but that is a HUGE deal to him!! Knowing that has totally helped me to see how he loves me in ways I never knew.

SO Valentines is a totally different thing to me now. It’s not about waiting for him to meet some impossible expectations. Now I want to be the one to surprise him, to show him how I love him. A card, gifts, and being a thankful and gracious wife. Those are my gifts to him. I want to be the one to WOW him! And I won’t go into all the details of that now. heh. :D

Valentines Day/ season, is SO much more fun now that there aren’t these huge fears of him not meeting some invisible standard. There’s no depressed feeling of not being loved like I am assuming all other women are loved by their men. My hubby loves me in so many ways that are NOT just on Valentines!

In all reality, if you are newly married, these things are going to happen. You ARE going to have unreasonable expectations of each other, and there’s nothing you can do about it! Except to laugh about it, not be so serious and always out-give the other person. Think of pleasing them instead of self. Focus on how to give rather than receive! It’s seriously more fun! :D

Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Read more from My Corner on: relationships and marriage.

And check out: Making marriage work with Fibromyalgia

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Hydrogenated Oils and Salicylates

We had thought this:

“PEG with a number before Hydrogenated makes it a chemical and it’s no longer full of salicylates so it’s safe for the protocol!

Example: PEG 40 Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil= Sal Safe (because of PEG and a number)”

We NOW are concerned that this might not be the case and will block!! Click this link for more on: PEG 40 and oils are Salicylate Safe?

If it just says Hydrogenated and a plant name and oil then it has sals in it, so do NOT use this!

Example: Hydrogenated Castor Oil= NOT sal safe

The process of making an oil Hydrogenated still leaves the salicylates in the oil, so dont use oils that are hydrogenated unless they are a part of CROWS: Corn Rice Oat Wheat Soy oils :)

Click for complete list of: FAQ about the Guaifenesin Protocol and Salicylates

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