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Raw Seed Crackers

Raw Seed Crackers

WE ALL LOVE CRACKERS AND CHEESE!

Hello everyone! What a wonderful journey with Innovative Directions in Health! Not only do we get balanced with our hormones, sleep great and have tons of energy…we get fabulous recipes that are so good for us we can’t believe we can eat them guilt free! Isn’t that a novelty after age 40..good food and snacks that our bodies need?!

Here is another big WINNER for you!

SEED CRACKER Recipe

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 8 oz shredded cheese of your choice
  • Heat oven to 275 degrees
  • Combine everything except the cheese in a bowl
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the seed/herb mixture evenly on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese EVENLY on top

Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until they are crispy. You can leave in longer to make sure they are very crispy.

Let cool and remove form parchment paper. Break into pieces and put in a cookie tin with parchment paper between layers. These keep for about a month but in our house only a day or so because they are so so good!

Try them with sliced avocado on top…or a little farmers cheese and sardines..or just alone. These are wheat free and loaded with protein and good fats. Your body will be so happy!

Enjoy!! Let us know what you think! Leave a comment on Innovative Directions in Health’s Facebook page.

– Susie

Raw Seed Crackers

Raw Seed Crackers

WE ALL LOVE CRACKERS AND CHEESE!

Hello everyone! What a wonderful journey with Innovative Directions in Health! Not only do we get balanced with our hormones, sleep great and have tons of energy…we get fabulous recipes that are so good for us we can’t believe we can eat them guilt free! Isn’t that a novelty after age 40..good food and snacks that our bodies need?!

Here is another big WINNER for you!

SEED CRACKER Recipe

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 8 oz shredded cheese of your choice
  • Heat oven to 275 degrees
  • Combine everything except the cheese in a bowl
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the seed/herb mixture evenly on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese EVENLY on top

Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until they are crispy. You can leave in longer to make sure they are very crispy.

Let cool and remove form parchment paper. Break into pieces and put in a cookie tin with parchment paper between layers. These keep for about a month but in our house only a day or so because they are so so good!

Try them with sliced avocado on top…or a little farmers cheese and sardines..or just alone. These are wheat free and loaded with protein and good fats. Your body will be so happy!

Enjoy!! Let us know what you think! Leave a comment on Innovative Directions in Health’s Facebook page.

– Susie

Latisse Free Consult & Demo

Latisse Free Consult & Demo

We had a fabu-LASH idea…

See what you would look like with fabulous lashes! Upload a picture using the iLash Studio app and share it with us!

It’s so simple; download the free iLash app, take a picture of yourself, upload the lash visualizer to Facebook and tag Innovative Directions in Health! You’ll be on your way to long, luscious lashes!

Want to learn more about Latisse?  Stop in for a 1-on-1 Demo!

  • Find out how fast and long your lashes could grow
  • Get tips from the pros on how to apply
  • AND receive a fabu-LASH discount on Latisse

Brilliant Distinctions members get points for Latisse purchases. That means a $10 to $15 coupon towards your next purchase!  Not a member? No worries, we’ll register you for the free program!

Latisse Consultation & Demo

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Latisse Free Consult & Demo

Latisse Free Consult & Demo

We had a fabu-LASH idea…

See what you would look like with fabulous lashes! Upload a picture using the iLash Studio app and share it with us!

It’s so simple; download the free iLash app, take a picture of yourself, upload the lash visualizer to Facebook and tag Innovative Directions in Health! You’ll be on your way to long, luscious lashes!

Want to learn more about Latisse?  Stop in for a 1-on-1 Demo!

  • Find out how fast and long your lashes could grow
  • Get tips from the pros on how to apply
  • AND receive a fabu-LASH discount on Latisse

Brilliant Distinctions members get points for Latisse purchases. That means a $10 to $15 coupon towards your next purchase!  Not a member? No worries, we’ll register you for the free program!

Latisse Consultation & Demo

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  • Please Choose an Appointment:

Tips for Digestive Problems

Tips for Digestive Problems

If you or someone you care about has chronic digestive issues (bloating, diarrhea, constipation, cramping, gassy etc.) there is a fairly simple regimen that helps many people, is risk free and doesn’t involve thousands of dollars in testing.

Try incorporating this into your lifestyle routine:

            • gluten free diet – a good book to read is “Wheat Belly” by William Davis, MD
            • Avoid all cow’s milk (replace with almond milk)
            • Take a daily probiotic to replenish healthy gut bacteria (and also help the immune system). Anyone who takes antibiotics for any reason (sinus infection, pneumonia etc.) should also stay on probiotics for a week or two during and after taking them.

What are Probiotics?  Probiotics are the good bacteria in some of the foods you eat, such as yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate, miso soup, pickles, tempeh, sauerkraut, etc.  These beneficial forms of gut bacteria help stimulate the natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. Certain stomach illnesses and antibiotics‚ deplete the number of good bacteria found in your digestive tract so your body must find a way to replenish its supply in order to promote good digestive health and enhance your immune system.

If you’re not regularly consuming foods that consist of probiotics‚ you might benefit from taking a supplement probiotic like the one we carry, Ortho Biotic by Ortho Molecular. Probiotic supplements may strengthen your immune system while reducing gas and diarrhea. Some of the active ingredients in Ortho Biotic include:

    • Lactobacillus acidophilus—a strain of bacteria that naturally occurs in your stomach and has the ability to create an environment in which it’s unsuitable for unhealthy bacteria to live; additionally‚ it may play a role in producing the chemicals necessary to the digestive process.
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum—may have an impact on immune response while promoting an environment that bad bacteria can’t withstand and playing a role in digestion.
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus—a form of friendly bacteria used for the treatment and prevention of diarrhea; it may also be beneficial if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a similar condition.

One last thing, try to keep a journal of what you eat and drink, what medicines and supplements you take and daily events. In time, you may see a correlation between one or more of these factors and episodes of digestive problems. A good website to do this is myfitnesspal.com.

 

I am looking forward to hearing your results at your next appointment or consultation.

– Dr. Rich Sinda