Showing posts from November, 2011

What is your Immune System telling you?

The Fever Fallacy Contrary to popular belief, fevers are GOOD. Fever is a positive indicator that your body has the strength to fight off pathogens. A fever is part of your body’s defense mechanism and actually kills off bacteria and viruses that can’t live in higher temperatures. Fevers should not be suppressed or reduced because of its beneficial effects in fighting infections. Temperatures up to 104* F are benign and of short duration and have not been shown to cause permanent neurological damage. The main goal for decreasing a fever is to improve the comfort of the person with a fever.
Technically speaking, a fever is an oral temperature of 100.4 * F or above. Anything under that is not a fever. In children under the age of 3 years old, parents should monitor the behavior of their child, not the actual temperature. The degree of the fever doesn’t always correlate with the severity of the infection. I have seen 4 year olds brought into my clinic who are running up and down my hallway…

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Coconut Banana Pudding

Author: Dr. Sonja Fung

Here's my dilemma.

I'm going to my friend's house for thanksgiving dinner and their children are gluten-free and dairy-free and I'm bringing dessert! One of my favorite thanksgiving treats is southern-style banana pudding. So after scouring the web, I found a recipe that I could adapt to my gfcf needs.

Hope you like it as much as I did.

P.S. It's not sugar free = )

Happy Thanksgiving from my kitchen to yours.

Gluten-free Dairy-free Banana Pudding with Meringue Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 8 minutesTotal Time: 38 minutesYield: 12 servingsIngredients:Pudding Ingredients:2/3 cup cane sugar 1/3 cup tapioca starch 1/4 teaspoon salt18oz coconut milk14oz coconut cream 4 egg yolks - reserve egg whites for meringue1 teaspoon vanilla extract or half of a vanilla bean 4 ripe, peeled and thinly sliced medium bananas50 Trader Joes Gluten free (and dairy free) Ginger snaps (about 1 ¼ bags) Meringue Ingredients:4 egg whites, room tempe…