Last week I had an interesting bioresonance test that showed some foods that were either suitable or harmful for me. Some of the results were already quite clear to me beforehands, because I could say that by eating them I wasn’t feeling good. But some of them surprised me a bit, because there were some healthy fruit and vegetables that are in my normal daily diet, but those were not beneficial to my body. Now, after a week, following the instructions I find myself in better balance, even though there has been some challenge in cooking and eating.
One of the harmful foods on my list was white sugar. It’s not on my diet on a regular basis, but hidden sugar comes mainly with dark chocolate and, for example, in some of the gluten-free ready-made bread I eat as a snack when I haven’t had the time to bake myself. When I bake or prepare sweets, I normally use the amount given of soaked dates, honey, agave syrup or coconut sugar – depending on the recipe.
Now for a week, I’ve been paying more attention to my sugar use while the rest of the diet also has demanded more attention. The sugar addiction has eased up and I’ve passed the difficult first few days. A few days ago, I was discussing with my cousin who said that she felt sugar was so addictive that she could not do it any other way than a total refusal – a small amount of sugar would trigger the addiction and it all had to start from the beginning again!
I had to confirm with Pia, who made the bioresonance test, how was it with the other sugars. White refined sugar was not suitable for me, but sweetness can also be obtained, for example from unrefined coconut, palm and cane sugar. The white sugar that didn’t suit me, is probably not suitable or healthy for most of us.
White sugar is completely innutritious, pure energy, unlike unrefined natural sugars that contain nutrients that support the body to process the sugar and will not lift the blood sugar levels as much. However, it’s always good to be aware of the use of sugar and not to feed or provoke the sugar addiction with too big amounts of sweets.
In the worst case, this delicious treat with a drug-like effect can destroy health. Sugar weakens the brain’s activity, increases learning and concentration problems, and can provoke the “stress eating” due to the continuous need of pleasure. In addition to teeth, sugar damages the good bacterial flora in the gut, which is directly related to health and well functioning immune system.
Although sugar has many disadvantages, I do not recommend artificial sweeteners, because their effect on health is not positive either. If you recognize to have some symptoms of sugar addiction, try to start changing the diet in small steps towards a healthier one and learn to enjoy all foods as “delicious treats” – not just the sweet and sugary ones.
Bread (as a source of carbohydrates) is especially a great issue for us Finns, as many of us used to enjoy a cup of coffee with a sandwich as an afternoon snack. The combination of bread and coffee has a fast, unhealthy, increasing effect on the blood sugar followed by a quick drop afterwards.
With the new nutrition guidelines I had to leave all grains out of my diet, so some creativity and imagination was needed on making bread. Fortunately, this is not something entirely new, and a variety of recipes for completely grain free seed bread can be found on the internet. I created my own version with seeds and almonds, resulting with a delicious and easy bread to prepare. What you need is a good blender with s-blade to ground the seeds and a bread pan to bake it in the oven.
2.5 dl sunflower seeds
1 dl flax seed
1 dl pumpkin seeds
3.5 dl almond flour
2 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp psyllium powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp liquid honey or agave syrup
3 tbsp of olive oil
3,5 dl of water
Measure the seeds in the blender and grind it to a rough flour like blend. Add the other dry ingredients into a bowl and mix with the grind seed blend. Mix it all well together. Measure the liquids in another container and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix the dough well until it begins to puff up slightly. Pour the dough into a baking pan and leave it covered for at least two hours or even overnight and bake the bread in the morning, depending on the oven’s efficiency at 175C to 200C degrees for the first 15 minutes, then turn the bread in the oven and take the baking pan out. Continue baking for another 30 to 40 minutes. Bread is ready when it makes a hollow sound when knocking the surface.
My favourite topping on this bread is chickpea hummus and a slice of goat cheese. What’s yours?
Anni’s Vital Shop
PS. If you would like to take the same test as Tiina did, it is possible at Anni’s Vital Shop in Los Bolisches, Fuengirola, Spain, in this month on Thursday April 26th, Friday April 27th and also on Monday April 30th. Pia Sollback-Nordling from Finland will be at our shop on those days and you can book your appointment for Food Scan for €60 or Bioresonance for €85.
Last weekend there was the annual Natura Malaga, which is a fair for ecological, organic, healthy and sustainable products and healing methods. Altogether 150 companies were representing their products and services, 40 of them with ecological certification. All day long there were interesting lectures on different topics – from holistic approach to heart diseases to baby massage and mindfulness yoga.
Fairs are a good way to introduce new things and find out what is trendy at the moment and what kind of products there are on the market.
Below you can find some snapshots of this year’s Natura Malaga.
So many new food products, especially for vegans as well for persons who need to be glutenfree or sugarfree.
Fabulous recycle ideas!
That bag is simply gorgeous!
Calming & peaceful moments.
By Anni Dahms
Owner of the retail chain
ANNI’s VITAL SHOP.
Nurse- & Health specialist, Biopath and Nutritional Adviser.
I once visited a well-known clairvoyant who told me that my brain would always remain razor-sharp.
Obviously, I was delighted to hear this. However, when my son recently recited some calculative analysis, I must admit that my “razor-sharp mind” could do a with some sharpening.
It has been heavily debated among neuroscientists, whether humans continue to produce nerve cells throughout their entire life. However, studies like the above-mentioned propose that we stop at an early age.
Other professors and researchers are of the opinion, that more studies need to be conducted, before it can be proven, as there have also been many studies that suggests that nerve cell production is present in adults.
Whether we continue to produce nerve cells or not, we can still see our brain as a databank that we must take good care of, so it will remain sharp our entire life. We must protect our brains and the brains of our children. The brain is our most important operating system.
Another recent article from the Jotland Post, cited a professor whom stated that there are 12 everyday chemicals that can affect children’s ability to learn, their education, and their future job opportunities. The professor also warned, that this was only the tip of the iceberg.
He said, that in 30 years’ time, we might have to sit down with our children and explain to them why it may not have worked out so well for them, as it could have. We might have to explain that they have lost a significant amount of brain cells, which has impaired their ability to concentrate and their memory. We might have to explain that there was a great cost to how modern science has enabled us to increase productivity of our food.
There are plenty of freighting statistics that beg us to evaluate our lifestyles, and make sure that we treat our brains kindly.
There are many things you can be conscious of when it comes to keeping a sharp mind, besides a healthy and clean diet, with the right supplements.
You may notice a positive effect by visualizing and telling yourself, that you have an excellent memory. I meet too many people who say, “I can never remember anything”. Your subconscious listens to everything you say, and words like these can start a chain reaction. Believe in your memory and decide instead to help it all that you can.
For many of us a pet is a family member and they have stolen a large space in our hearts. As any of us humans a pet needs a lot of attention and care too. We need to be sure all it’s needs are fulfilled considering it being an animal and also according to it’s breed. Pets should get enough exercise, balanced diet and also time for relaxing, playing and hobbies.
Today, as I’m writing this article, we’re celebrating Fidel’s 8th birthday. He’s the other one of my dogs. I’m a 100% dog person and volunteer on dog rescuing on my free time and alongside my other professions I’m also a dog masseuse. By having my own dogs I’ve learned a lot about all the natural treatments that dogs can benefit of. During the years they’ve had massage, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, they’ve been treated with homeopathy, supplements and herbal products.
So, Fidel will be 8 years old today and next week we’ll celebrate his “big brother” Nero’s 9th birthday.
Both of my boys are starting to have a real man’s age. Like us humans, dogs show some symptoms of ageing and that’s why both “grandpas” get daily supplementation for their basic condition and joint health.
When working in the shop, many clients come and ask for help to their pets and how they could support their health with supplements and natural products.
BioStrath is an excellent natural herbal product that gives support for the immune system and energy levels of a dog. It make the fur shiny and healthy. BioStrath suits perfectly for a little puppy that need support in growing or for an ageing dog for extra power. For a recovering pet it will give an extra support to get well and it will make sure the appetite stays on a healthy level.
Omega-3 supplement, for example liquid fish oil, supports the joint and heart health of a pet. It makes the fur shiny and paws soft. It’s been proved that dogs with behavioural problems will benefit from omega-3 as well, for example nervous, timid or aggressive dogs.
For joint health there are various different combination products available. Main ingredients are usually glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and MSM that give support for the cartilages and reduce inflammation in the joint area. Green lipped mussel oil is something that I would especially recommend for joint and spine health of an ageing dog. They might make an elderly dog run and play like when they were young.
Bach’s Rescue remedy drops are a great help for a nervous and scared dog or a dog that has anxiety problems. It is also a nice support against nervousness in an exhibition or if you are competing with your dog – for both: the dog and the owner. In anxiety and excitement problems also oat and passion flower extract work really well. A plant extract is easy to give in drops with some food or a treat.
Every dog owner is aware of the digestion and stomach problems that our pets have. A dog will benefit of a probiotic supplement that can be sprinkled on its food or given as a capsule. For heart burning and acid problems I would recommend a milk thistle product. In heart burning problems we got our own great results with the milk thistle. I added a teaspoon of crushed seed powder on the evening meal of Nero and the acid problem was gone after a few days. It’s important to give the milk thistle for the night because liver is the organ that needs to be treated and it is cleansing and activated during the night.
For treating skin problems and cleansing the skin I would recommend the colloidal silver water. It ensures that no bacteria, virus or fungus can effect the wounded area.
As you offer yourself quality food, exercise and rest in good balance, remember to do the same with your pet as well.
Wishing you happy and merry moments together!
Anni’s Vital Shop