THM cupcakes for my ms creativity for the week

First Id like to let you know this is one of my many posts today on my facebook group page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/naturalhealthymsmama/1598531853728967/?comment_id=1601205613461591&notif_t=group_comment

I run this blog and also the facebook group mentioned above. I also run the website where a link to my blog is found at:

http://naturalhealthymsmama.wix.com/organic

I usually don’t share or cross post my posts to each of my groups, blogs, or sites. But I thought I would today to give you a taste of whats going on that you may be missing! My fb group is where several meat up to discuss natural means of control disease, etc. We also discuss Trim Healthy Mama there. But to get recipes for THM you usually have to visit my website for that. I share all my pinterest posts there of different recipes. THM is my way of eating both healthy and clean, getting rid of high carb and non organic foods. If your interested in more please visit any of my sites above…ok now off to todays blog post:) Oh and by the way, yes these are my cupcakes and not just a photo prop.

Eating healthy to treat disease. Chronic diseases such as MS. You get a mix here of healthy eating and a way to show off my creativity which is good for the soul.
Eating healthy to treat disease. Chronic diseases such as MS. You get a mix here of healthy eating and a way to show off my creativity which is good for the soul.

Thm baking can be not only delicous, but so much fun!! I am having a blast over here while making cupcakes and watching my pounds melt away! I have been feeling so much better since eating natural, organic and healthy! I’m not dealing with inflammation like I once was since getting rid of the processed foods with all the additives. Sugar? We wont go there! I think it was one of my biggest issues for Im addicted to it and it causes inflammation as well. I’m loving the substitutes! Also you know how I preach on creativity to help with ms. Creativity calms the spirit and soul and gets your mind of something else other then our disease…so heres my healthy creativity…I love making cakes etc and now since I got my inflammation under control my hands are back to working doing small motor skills once again:) So this is very therapeutic to me and pretty much low carb, sugar free and healthy! I love THM as my clean healthy way to eat and live…

Cupcakes:

This is the basic recipe I use for cupcakes. I make a Triple batch for cupcakes, sometimes 4x.

I like to add different flavors for more than one flavor cupcake, like lemon (lemon cake)
Banana extract, pineapple extract, drop of mappe extract and walnuts (hummingbird cake)
Or shredded coconut, walnuts and caramel extract for italian cream cake
Bake at 350 15-20 min or until done

http://healthyfaith.org/berry-cream-cheese-cake-thm-s-dess…/

Frosting:
I tried 2 kinds, and the cream cheese frosting was easier to work with and more stable, but here is both recipes:

Cream cheese frosting: (soo easy)
Equal parts cream cheese and butter (I used 4 oz each)
Powdered xylitol to taste (I used 4-5 tbs)
1 tsp glucci
1 tsp vanilla
Creamm all together and mix well (2-3 minutes)

“Buttercream” frosting:
1.5 sticks softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup powdered xylitol
1 tsp glucci
1/2 c whipped cream (whipped firm)

Cream together butter, sweetener, vanilla and glucci with mixer about 2 minutes. Fold in whipped cream.

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Frozen green gems…

So many times I have had to throw out fruits and veggies that I never got to eat and what a waste of money that became. Well I came up with the perfect solution! The ones I don’t get to eat I now simply juice or you can put them in a bullet and then I simply pour the liquid into ice cube trays and freeze them. After I freeze them I place them into a freezer container and use them as needed. I like to use these power packed gems in my smoothies and my shakes. Ice cubes for me make them thicker so I always use them. This cuts down the cost of me having to buy organic additives like protein powder for my shakes and smoothies. It also does away with the waste! So I’m saving money while still eating organic. You’ve just gotta try this!

Teaching those with ms and ms symptoms to eat naturally and organic while saving money.
Teaching those with ms and ms symptoms to eat naturally and organic while saving money.

DIY natural/organic soap!

Join me today in my facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/naturalhealthymsmama/

to learn how to make your own natural and organic soap! Everything you’ll need along with directions is listed. Need to buy the ingredients? Go to my website: http://naturalhealthymsmama.wix.com/diary and locate my amazon search box on my home page. Insert “Bulk Apothecary” into the search bar and hit the search tab. Bulk Apothecary has the best prices on things such as organic essential oils, apothecary jars, lye, etc.

Maybe you don’t have the time or the want to make your own soap? You can also go to http://www.swansonvitamins.com/referral/friend.html?id=5f1e035c-c86d-4ebc-9ffd-6a9c5a265cba and they have over 2000 organic products including my favorite organic pineapple soap! Yea I love pineapple lol…

Please join me tom. in the group to learn how to make your own natural and organic body and face lotions:) With ms its important to treat your ms and your ms symptoms naturally. The blood brain barrier can be crossed so lets be careful with it.

Using natural and organic ways to treat ms and ms symptoms.
Using natural and organic ways to treat ms and ms symptoms.

Food coop memberships…

There are ways to get your organic foods cheaper…by joining a coop! The one that I use is Bountifulbaskets. I go to the site and choose an organic basket for they have several different baskets to choose from. I then pay for it and print out my receipt and show on the day specified which is right up the street from me. Go to their website to see if they have one in your state and area. Nothing like treating your ms symptoms by eating healthy and organic!

http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/

Getting organic produce cheaper and how….

Sources said in a 2011 study, that the food prices of fourteen organics were, on the national level, 39% less at your local farmers market, than at your local super center. Although the farmer is not certified as being organic due to the high cost of doing so. He still may use non toxic practices, so it never hurts to get such information from him. You can also purchase a CSA share, which allows you to split the price and crops of a farmer’s yield. Every 7 days one will receive a container of produce. The share amount and price may differ, but in general, you can yield a size that definately will put food on the table for a two to three person family for under $20! The number of markets have grown over by 364% in the last 20 yrs. So it should be easy to locate a farmers market near you. Visit LOCALHARVEST.ORG for the ones  nearest to you. Eating organic and getting lots of your super green foods is one of the best ways to treat your ms and your ms symptoms.

Avonex, bipolar disorder, suicide, and the connection.

I had been doing some research on Bipolar disorder and MS. It seems to be common among those with MS to have both. Studys show that usually those that have both diseases, usually the Bipolar preceeds the ms diagnosis. With that being said, I can attest to the studies concerning these disorders and those who are taking Avonex. Avonex is a prescription drug to treat ms and is done by injection. A heed of warning on this however. If you are suffering with Bipolar disorder I would think twice of taking Avonex. A rare but definate side affect of Avonex is suicide. I found this out after taking it for a month. Not only did the flu like symptoms come but so did severe depression, followed by the feeling of wanting to die. My neuro got me off of it needless to say. So I would suggest doing your own research if you do indeed have Bipolar disorder, and are considering Avonex.