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Archive for November, 2010

Holiday Greetings To My Readers

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Happy Holidays to all my readers.  I hope you saw my holiday ideas for Gluten-free stuffing and gravy.  It is in the recipe section.  You will also find them on pages 102 and 113 in my book.  I also used my Lima Bean and Turkey Bacon recipe, but I cheated this year and used real bacon.  I also did a great pie crust with sorghum flour.  Mix 3/4 cup sorghum flour with 1/3 cup white rice flour.  Add 1 ts. xantham gum, 1/2 ts. salt, 1 ts sugar together.  Add 2/3 to 3/4 cup shortening.  Using pastry cutter cut into mixture until you achieve small pea size balls of the flour mixture.  Add 4 tablespoons water.  Mix with your hands into ball and flatten.   On floured wax papers (top and bottom) roll flour to fit pie pan.  Place into pan.  It will fall apart.  Use your hands to press into pan.  Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees with pumpkin pie mixture or quiche or whatever for 45 to 60 minutes.  The last 10 minutes you will need to cover with foil, to prevent to much browning.

Note to my commenters: I had to turn off my commenting due to extreme spam.   While I enjoy and appreciate the comments, I cannot approve the ones that come from commercial e-mails.  My trouble with spam will start all over again.

The Dental Connection to GERD/Heartburn

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Millions of Americans suffer from GERD/Heartburn.  This condition is due to the splashing up of stomach fluids into the esophagus.  These fluids consist of hydrochloric acid, bile, and an enzyme called pepsin.  While the stomach has a special lining to protect against these fluids, the esophagus and mouth does not.  The result can be pain, burping, hoarseness, wheezing, and tooth decay.  When the stomach fluids enter the mouth, the first teeth encountered are at high risk.  Decay generally shows up on the molars on the rear end of the tooth and the tongue side of the tooth.  Individuals experiencing GERD/Heartburn need to brush immediately after any episode.  Let your Dentist know of your condition.  He/She may prescribe a high dose fluoride toothpaste to help protect your teeth.