Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New You!

Happy New You and New Year!

I 'm hoping that this is the best year for everyone, that all your dreams come true and you reach any goals you set for yourself.

I am snuggled in warm and toasty, while it is blustery and cold outside. Mother nature dropped about 6 inches of snow on us last night. Nothing beats a good snow day.

I'm sitting here contemplating taking down some Christmas decorations. It's a very long process and I need to do it in stages. Maybe another day. I think I'll make another cup of bulletproof coffee and continue to surf the web. What's bulletproof coffee you ask? Why I'd be happy to tell you about my latest obsession. Just take a moment to let go of everything you thought was true about fat and keep an open mind. Maybe it will change your life like it did mine.

To give credit to the founder, click on the link for bulletproof coffee. I can't take the credit, but it is blazing up the Wheat Belly Facebook groups as everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

Basically you brew some coffee. Add up to a tablespoon of really good coconut oil, a tablespoon of grass fed organic butter and some organic cream or 1/2 and 1/2.  Some people start out with a tsp of each and work up to more. I add cinnamon ( very good for regulating blood sugar and many other health benefits) and drops of Stevia. Some people use a regular blender, but I use a stick blender to whip it up in a large mug. It gets frothy and creamy and is so filling and delicious.

You are giving your body large amounts of good fats, and lauric acid from the coconut oil. Coconut oil has a lot of lauric acid. Besides breast milk, it is one of the highest sources of lauric acid. Your brain needs good quality fat to function and we are limiting it based on what we've always been told. What if everything you thought to be true, that was fed to you by agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies was wrong? Keep an open mind!

Dr. William Davis, a preventative cardiologist and author of Wheat Belly and Dr. David Perlmutter, a neurologist and author of Grain Brain feel very differently about these fats. They say to stay away from unhealthy trans fats, but  saturated fats need not be limited.

Dr. Perlmutter writes on page 90 of his book " few people understand that saturated fat plays a pivotal role in a lot of biochemical equations that keep us healthy. If you were breast fed as a baby then saturated fats were you staple, as they make up 54% of the fat in breast milk."

So here's what you need to make bulletproof coffee. It will feed your brain, make you feel alert (not just from caffeine as I make mine decaffeinated) and give you amazing energy to start your day. You may not need breakfast and that's okay, as you are getting fat for energy.

Pretend that this photo is turned around!
Good coconut oil and organic cream are a must!

Handy, dandy stick blender.

Whip, whip, whip!

Thought for the day: "Your brain.....
                                    weighs three pounds and has one hundred thousand miles of blood vessels.
                                    contains more connections that there are stars in the Milky way.
                                     is the fattest organ in your body.
                                    could be suffering this very minute without your having a clue."

                             Quote from inside cover of Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter, M.D.

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