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Since we’ve been eating Paleo, nuts are a big part of our diet. My new favorite waffles are made out of cashews, ground up in the blender. The first “bread” that I’ve made since PANDAS is made out of cashews (yep, also in the blender.) I’d been making both of these and we all loved them, but it wasn’t until someone shared that cashews are nature’s Prozac, making seratonin levels rise, that I realized how awesome cashews really are, especially for a high anxiety PANDAS kid, or a super stressed to the max mom.
Not only are they a natural seratonin producer, they are also a great source of Magnesium! (See this post on magnesium deficiency.)
Have I mentioned how much I love the amazing foods God has given us, that don’t even need a prescription? And before you say how expensive cashews are…weigh the cost of losing your mind. And I’m not just talking about PANDAS. I’m talking about Mom. And Dad. And siblings. We all need some relaxing cashew action.
For the waffle that I referenced above, you’ll have to purchase the first cookbook from Against All Grain. (It also has a great recipe for grain free “porridge” with cashews.) And here’s the link to her cashew milk recipe to get you started.
For the blender bread recipe, you can get that in her Joyful e-cookbook. It’s worth it. Get the e-book. Make the cashew blender “bread”. Take a nap. Seriously. Relaxing. Cashews.
This blog is written by an anonymous mom. PANDAS disease is ugly. It’s practically unheard of, but it’s not rare. 1 in 200 kids has it. That’s right up there with childhood diabetes…but my pediatrician had never heard of it. This leads me to the question, how many kids out there are misdiagnosed, drugged for “behavioral issues”, OCD, schizophrenia, ADD, Autism, ADHD, Anorexic, or taken from their “bad” parents by well meaning doctors, teachers, and lawyers who don’t know about PANDAS. How many parents are searching for answers every night, in silent agony over losing their child, and have no one to talk to, no one who understands. This blog is for those parents. Those doctors. Those teachers. But mostly, it’s for those children. The ones with the fear in their eyes and the haunted look. The chapped and bloodied hands from washing incessantly. The lost childhood.
Lord, multiply this, share it with those who need it most. I don’t have time, or resources, or knowledge to get it into their hands. If it will bless them, let this reach them. In Jesus Name I pray for each hurting child. Amen.
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