Xylitol

How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…, and on buses and trains. Look for V-Vax eucalyptus oil online and in health food stores. * Nasal wash. In addition to eucalyptus oil, I use the xylitol-infused nasal wash Xlear at least twice a day before, during, and for a few days after traveling. For added insurance, you can also help prevent colds…

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Two Simple Suggestions for Childhood Asthma

…the rise. If you or someone you know has a child with this condition, here are some suggestions to help you deal with it naturally: First, try the xylitol nasal wash called Xlear. Rinse nasal passages with the product 3 or 4 times a day and continue to do so every day for two or three months. This alone…

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Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

…cocoa powder and walnuts. It is a cake so delicious you wouldn't think it could be so good for you! Ingredients * 4 large free-range eggs * ¾ cup xylitol * ¾ cup canola oil * 1 cup 1% milk * 2 tsp. vanilla extract * 2 tsp. orange extract * ¾ cup rolled oats (or oat flour) * ¾ cup whole wheat pastry…

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Chunky Chocolate Shard Cookies

…and hemp seeds in this wheat-free cookie. Ingredients * 1 large free-range egg (or equivalent of egg substitute) * 2 tsp. vanilla extract * ½ cup xylitol * ½ cup softened virgin coconut butter (or dairy butter) * ¼ cup 1% milk * 1 cup roughly ground rolled oats * 1 cup rye flour (or whole wheat flour…

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…powder ½ tsp. salt 2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute) 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk or soymilk ¾ cup plain, nonfat yogurt ½ cup canola oil 1 Tbsp. xylitol Preheat waffle iron. In a big mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Separate the eggs into two small bowls, one with the whites and…

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Rye Gingerbread

…of a healthy makeover of an old favorite: gingerbread. The sweetness of mineral-rich, unsulfured molasses is offset by low-glycemic rye flour and xylitol. It's a completely whole-grain—but satisfyingly moist and flavorful—cake with the taste of old-fashioned spices. * 1 cup rye flour * 1½ cups whole…

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Sesame Cookies

…seeds inside and out. They are great at tea time, and even better out on the hiking trail. Ingredients * ¼ cup (½ stick) soft butter * 1/2 cup xylitol * 2 large free-range eggs (or egg substitute) * 3 tsp. vanilla extract * 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour) * ¼ cup sesame…

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