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Healthy Almond Cake Recipe

Healthy Almond Cake Recipe

Happy 1st Birthday!

  I can't believe my first little grandson will be 1 soon! Where has the year gone? My daughter Katie has done everything she can think of to keep him healthy and growing strong. She was very lucky to be able to nurse him all the way through, and now his favorite treat in his highchair…. frozen bright green organic PEAS! We are planning his First birthday party and discussing the cute little birthday cake we of course want him to dive into with all cameras flashing. As we think of that little body that has never tasted white flour, white processed sugar, and piles of white frosting we shudder just a little. I know what one piece of that does to me…sugar rush..heart beats a little faster..and then I crash! So…we began testing an alternative. You won't believe this recipe from my amazing friend and Anna Gates. Do any of you remember that fabulous old cake recipe called Gooey butter cake? Well….this is even better! And it's good for you!! I even just baked it in a 9 x 13 pan and cut it up into squares and popped in the freezer for an anytime treat! Little William will be so HAPPY….and so will MOM! And guess what…not one single guest will know the difference either! ENJOY!  

ALMOND CAKE by Anna Gates

  • 3/4 cup butter (I used Kerrygold pure Irish butter…amazing and worth going to get!)
  • 1 cup zylitol
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (must get the finely milled blanched almond flour..i order it on-line from Honeyville. Anything else will be too grainy and not cake-like)
  • 1/2 cups coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (find the best can..makes a difference!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cream together butter and zylitol until smooth
  • Add in eggs, one at a time and beat until fully blended in
  • Add almond milk and vanilla and mix combine
  • In a separate bowl, combine flours, salt and baking powder
  • Beat the dry ingredients into the wet and beat til creamy
  • Spread into a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes (my gas convection oven took only 22 minutes. I will make it in a layer cake for next!)
  • Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream

Or: Frost with this

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted (I love the dutch cocoa powder from Penzies)
  • 1 cup agave or honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Combine all in a food processor or electric mixer and blend til smooth and creamy. xoxoxo – Susie

Healthy Almond Cake Recipe

Healthy Almond Cake Recipe

Happy 1st Birthday!

I can't believe my first little grandson will be 1 soon!

Where has the year gone? My daughter Katie has done everything she can think of to keep him healthy and growing strong. She was very lucky to be able to nurse him all the way through, and now his favorite treat in his highchair…. frozen bright green organic PEAS!

We are planning his First birthday party and discussing the cute little birthday cake we of course want him to dive into with all cameras flashing. As we think of that little body that has never tasted white flour, white processed sugar, and piles of white frosting we shudder just a little. I know what one piece of that does to me…sugar rush..heart beats a little faster..and then I crash! So…we began testing an alternative.

You won't believe this recipe from my amazing friend and Anna Gates. Do any of you remember that fabulous old cake recipe called Gooey butter cake? Well….this is even better! And it's good for you!! I even just baked it in a 9 x 13 pan and cut it up into squares and popped in the freezer for an anytime treat!

Little William will be so HAPPY….and so will MOM! And guess what…not one single guest will know the difference either! ENJOY!

ALMOND CAKE by Anna Gates

  • 3/4 cup butter (I used Kerrygold pure Irish butter…amazing and worth going to get!)
  • 1 cup zylitol
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (must get the finely milled blanched almond flour..i order it on-line from Honeyville. Anything else will be too grainy and not cake-like)
  • 1/2 cups coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (find the best can..makes a difference!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cream together butter and zylitol until smooth
  • Add in eggs, one at a time and beat until fully blended in
  • Add almond milk and vanilla and mix combine
  • In a separate bowl, combine flours, salt and baking powder
  • Beat the dry ingredients into the wet and beat til creamy
  • Spread into a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes (my gas convection oven took only 22 minutes. I will make it in a layer cake for next!)
  • Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream

Or: Frost with this

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted (I love the dutch cocoa powder from Penzies)
  • 1 cup agave or honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Combine all in a food processor or electric mixer and blend til smooth and creamy.

xoxoxo

– Susie

Progesterone Triturate Tips

Progesterone Triturate Tips

If you are taking a Bio-Identical Progesterone Triturate (sublingual natural progesterone), you may find some of these tips useful!

  First of all, what is a triturate? Triturates are a popular form of medication made by compounding pharmacists that are designed to keep medication in the mouth when local action is needed. They are generally placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve, allowing the medication to enter the bloodstream quickly and easily. Triturates can be flavored and sweetened to help improve the bitterness of some medications. Compounding pharmacists can prepare unique dosage forms, such as Progesterone triturates, that contain the best dose of medication for each individual. Patients often have a better response to a customized dosage form that is "just what the doctor ordered".     1. If you are taking a Progesterone triturate and are having problems with your triturate dissolving try this:

  • Mesh it up with your front teeth so it's almost like a paste, then place under tongue again. Continue rolling tongue over tablet until it dissolved. Or, press it between two fingers then put it under your tongue.
  • Once under your tongue, breathe with your mouth open to avoid swallowing. Swallowing the tablet or secretions will NOT be as effective, dissolving tablet under the tongue goes directly to the bloodstream to manage symptoms quickly.
  • DO NOT lay down with the tablet in your mouth. Sit up to prevent swallowing tablet secretions.
  • If you are getting a 90 day supply, try keeping your Progesterone in the fridge with the cotton ball to keep it staying fresh.
  • If you are waking up with it still under your tongue, contact your pharmacy.

2. Keep your Progesterone at your night stand so you remember to take it before bed. Compliance is key. 3. If you do not like the taste of the progesterone:

  • Brush your teeth after all of the progesterone has dissolved
  • Ask your compounding pharmacy about flavor options such as Chocolate Raspberry. Click here for options.

4. If you are in need of a refill, call your compounding pharmacy even if it states on your bottle that you have 0 refills remaining. The pharmacy will contact us for authorization. If you are due for an appointment you may have to schedule before approval. 5. If symptoms occur, contact our Nurse to help adjust your dosage. Rarely there may be a “paradoxical” unexpected response and you may be antsy, anxious, unable to sleep, or retain water and gain weight. If this happens, please call us. Symptoms of Too Much Progesterone:

  • Tiredness
  • Sluggishness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

Symptoms of Not Enough Progesterone:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Bloating
  • Irritability
  • Night sweats / hot flashes occurring at night
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Breast Tenderness

  If you are still having difficulty with your progesterone triturate dissolving or experiencing unpleasant symptoms, contact Dr. Sinda's Nurse at (952)922-2345 or email nurse@idinhealth.com. She will help to determine if another delivery method would be a better option or if adjustments to your treatment need to be made.  

Energizing B12 Injections

Energizing B12 Injections

We are now offering Vitamin B12 Injections!Research shows that several conditions have been linked to low levels of Vitamin B12. Without knowing it, many of us are deficient in B12, especially as we age. Vitamin B12 is an important water soluble vitamin important in so many aspects of our health: tissue repair, DNA replication, blood cell production and maintenance of healthy neurologic function.

Supplementation can be helpful in treating symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression and anemia. For many, B12 can boost energy and mood, increase metabolism leading to more energy and potential weight loss, improve memory and ability to concentrate and enhance immunity. Intramuscular injections can be given regularly for long-term therapy because vitamin B12 is only slowly lost from the body. Within 4 to 6 days of receiving a B12 injection, most people experience an increase in their energy level or stamina.

How can a Vitamin B12 Injection help me?

Vitamin B12 shots are designed to provide a boost in energy and a prolonged source of energy to use during the day.

What are the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms?

Vitamin B12 is unique among all the water-soluble vitamins in that it is not excreted quickly in the urine. Rather, vitamin B12 is accumulated and stored in the liver, kidney, and other body tissues. As a result of this storage factor of vitamin B12, a deficiency in this vitamin may not manifest itself or show its symptoms until after five or six years of diet with inadequate supply of vitamin B12.

Some of the most common symptoms of a Vitamin B12 deficiency are:

  • Feeling week, tired or lightheaded
  • Memory loss and or disorientation
  • Having pale skin, or white spots on the skin, resulting from melatonin becoming absent in the area

What are the Health Benefits of Vitamin B12?

There are advantages to getting Vitamin B12 in the form of Vitamin B12 injections. Because the vitamin is absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream this way, B12 injections can provide a quick energy boost. Many people who get Vitamin B12 injections notice an improvement in their energy level within a few days, if not sooner. In addition to feeling more energy, the shots can be effective in terms of clearer skin, better sleep, improved memory, and feeling less stressed.

Taking vitamin B12 as an oral tablet is another option. However, B12 pills are often not very effective. Vitamin B12 is one of the most difficult nutrients for our bodies to absorb, which is why so many people become deficient.

Where is Vitamin B12 Found?

Unlike many vitamins, B12 is not found in animals or plants; Vitamin B12 is exclusively produced by bacteria. When animals consume plants or drink water contaminated by these specific bacteria, the vitamin ends up being stored in their body, mostly in the liver. The main sources of vitamin B12 are meat, poultry, milk, eggs and fish. Naturally, those who follow a strict vegetarian diet have to rely on vitamin supplements.

How does Vitamin B12 function in my Body?

The fact is that Vitamin B12 is a Micro Nutrient that is used in the process of energy release. Without the presence of Vitamin B12 you could not burn calories and your energy would not be released. One of its key functions is to help your body in the creation of red blood cells. These cells help carry oxygen to your vital organs, including your heart and brain. This oxygen is crucial in providing you the necessary energy to get through each day.

B12 also helps with white cell production, which is vital to keeping your immune system strong, which in turn keeps you healthy. Vitamin B12 is properly maintaining your nervous system and helping to keep nerve cells healthy. This in turn keeps your brain functioning the way it should.

B vitamins also assists in the production and regulation of DNA, which is present in every cell in your body. And since this nutrient is also a very strong antioxidant, it helps fight off free radicals which can lead to cancer. It is important that your body gets some vitamin B12 every day. It helps metabolize the food you eat so you can utilize it for energy. It does this by helping turn the carbohydrates in your food to glucose. When the glucose is released into your system, it gives you energy.

How is Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treated?

Treatment is usually shots of vitamin B12 in your arm or another muscle. Typically injections once a month will reduce mild symptoms of deficiency within a few days. You don’t need to worry about getting too much vitamin B12, because your body will pass extra vitamin B12 out in the urine. Most people feel better within days of beginning treatment.

How often should I have my Vitamin B12 blood level tested?

A vitamin B12 level test measures the amount of B12 in your blood. A baseline test should be done first to determine any deficiency. After consulting with Dr. Sinda, a customized B12 injection schedule with follow-up testing will be created for you that will help to enhance your lifestyle.

If you are interested in knowing where your vitamin B12 levels is at, set up an appointment or talk to Dr. Sinda during your next follow up for a hormone re-check.

Get rewarded for aesthetic treatments!

Get rewarded for aesthetic treatments!

We are pleased to introduce ASPIRE Galderma Rewards, a new free loyalty program offering points, perks and privileges for maintaining your Galderma aesthetic treatments (Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk and Perlane).

When you sign up, you’ll instantly receive a $20 Galderma aesthetic treatment certificate that you can use in our office. Once you register, invite 4 friends to join and get another $40 certificate!

How to Sign Up:

Joining is fast and FREE! Visit ASPIRE Galderma Rewards to learn more and register and get rewarded with up to a $60 certificate right off the bat for your next Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk or Perlane treatment with us.

Questions about Galderma products? Contact our Nurse Injectors. Email Nurse@idinhealth.com.

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