Did you know that Play-Doh is made out of wheat? So if you have a wheat/gluten allergy you might want to try making your own. Play-Doh also contains some other not-so-pleasant ingredients, like petroleum and fragrance. There are different ways to make wheat free Play-Doh. I used three ingredients: 1/4 cup natural peanut butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1-2 Tbsp honey. Mix it with an electric mixer and you have Play-Doh! To make a turtle, shape the dough into a shell, then use grapes to make the head, arms, legs, tail, and the rest of the shell. We've been learning about turtles lately and I'm amazed at how much sea turtles instinctively know what to do. The mom somehow knows where she was born, and travels back to that place to lay her eggs. She buries them under the sand so that predators can't find them. Then the babies hatch and just know to start making their way to the sea. Here are a couple of really neat sea turtle videos to enjoy:
A couple of books that we enjoyed were:
If you've been following my blog you know that I recently had an MRI with gadolinium-based contrast dye. You can read my post about it here. I used a couple of chelating agents afterwards (EDTA and DMSA) to rid my body of the gadolinium. Last week I got my results and unfortunately I still had a high level of gadolinium (mercury and copper too). This was kind of surprising since I've only had one MRI in my life. Now, I didn't test my levels before chelating so they probably were a lot higher. My ND recommends I do one week on and one week off of DMSA and garlic, repeated three times, and then test again. So in a couple of months I will be able to share if the EDTA and garlic are working. I used Genova Diagnostics Comprehensive Urine Element Profile. Unfortunately only licensed practitioners can order it.
2017 Update: A lot of you have asked if the chelation was successful. I don't know. I haven't retested. The test is expensive and only a licensed practitioner can order it so I would have to pay for a visit too.
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup pepitas
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
pinch of salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
honey as needed
Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add almonds, walnuts, pepitas, and coconut to skillet. Drizzle nuts with honey and allow it to cook for a few minutes until the honey and oil cling to the nuts. Add remaining ingredients and stir to cover everything with oil and honey. Place on parchment paper to cool for one hour. This is enough for me and my two kids to each have a big bowl of cereal. I think you will enjoy it!