Beth Baldino, MSW, CHHC
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
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Wheat-free Cinnamon Nut Bread

This moist, delicious, and easy to prepare bread, which can be transformed into a healthy cake with the addition of some naturally-sweetened cream cheese frosting, is wheat and sugar-free and can be made dairy-free with the use of an alternative milk (nut, seed, or soy)

Ingredients:

1 & 1/3 cup almond flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1/4 cup honey

1 jumbo egg

1 Tablespoon milk of your choice

1 banana (not too ripe)

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

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Quick & Easy Cherry-Banana Sorbet

This is a super easy way to satisfy a craving for sweet and cold without all the added sugar and fat of ice cream. All the ingredients can be kept on hand and ready to go anytime (so you don’t even need to run out for the fresh fruit, as you’re using frozen).  Any “creamy”  frozen fruit can be substituted for the banana (mango or peach would work well), and the cherries could be replaced with your favorite berry. If you use the highest quality, most natural maple syrup for your sorbet you’ll be assured the best taste and most nutrition (a good maple syrup is high in minerals). Regarding the frozen bananas, you can prepare these ahead and store them in your freezer (already peeled, in an airtight container).

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Consider Natural Sweeteners – An Overview of Options

Natural Sweeteners 

The average American consumes well over 20 teaspoons of added sugar on a daily basis, which adds up to an average of 142 lbs. of sugar per person, per year! That’s more than two times what the USDA recommends, and is proof of sugar’s addictive nature. Here you’ll find information on natural sweeteners, all of which are gentler than the refined white stuff, easier on blood sugar levels, and available in most health food stores and some general markets. All of these products would be preferable to artificial sweeteners, in my opinion. 

Honey

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Keys to Cancer Prevention-Advice from Dr. David Servan Schreiber

“Every day, three times a day, I am building an anti-cancer biology, and anyone can do that, we just need to tell people how.”

This is what Dr. David Servan Schreiber, cancer-survivor and author of Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, says about his diet. He argues that while we are all exposed to cancer-stimulating factors, mainly through our diets and lifestyle choices, we have a profound ability to control our own health by avoiding certain foods and consuming others in larger quantities.

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Success Story: Woman’s New Awareness Impacts Family

Overall I feel that working with Beth has led me to change the way I look at food.  Not only the make-up of what I eat, but how it affects me and the ways in which cravings are tied to emotional and stress experiences of life.  This awareness spills over into other aspects of my life, and that of my family’s. My adolescent daughter, for example, has learned through our experimenting with this process that too much sugar in the wrong snack at night may lead to poor sleep or headaches, while snacking on the right foods right before track practice supports her workouts. Now she’s not so surprised that after a weekend of pizza, bagels and pancakes, she feels down and is looking for a lift.  As this subtle awareness become part of myself, (and my daughter) the choices to balance become natural.

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