Thursday, June 14, 2012
QUARK, FLAX OIL, AND CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Several years ago, when I spent most of my days in bed, exhausted just from getting up and going to the bathroom, I found something that was life-changing to me. I read of Dr. Johanna Budwig's work with flax oil and "quark" or cottage cheese.
She claimed to have healed many with cancer using her protocol, which is not just the flax oil and cottage cheese or "quark" mixture, but much more. I did not go on her protocol but decided to give the flax oil and quark a try. At that time I mixed it with yogurt. The reason for mixing the two is because one triggers the proprieties of the other to be released. You do not get the benefits of flax oil if you take it alone without mixing it with some milk product such as quark, cottage cheese, yogurt, or kefir. There are many claims to the health benefits of flax oil, and I'm neither a medical expert or a nutritionist. I'm only sharing my own experience with it. I only know how it affected me. I had my fastest and most notable recovery when I began using flax oil mixed with yogurt or cottage cheese. I also dropped sugar from my diet, and fought candida with natural anti-fungals and diet. I recovered. I actually got back on my feet and was even able to go to work again. I was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as adrenal fatigue.
My recovery was slow, but progressive, and the one thing I always go back to when I have a relapse is flax oil. So I've begun to incorporate it in my diet again. I'm not following the Budwig protocol, which is quite a bit more, but I'm using the flax oil and flax seed more often again. I've read of health benefits of several types of oils, and tried them, but I have to say flax oil is the one that I've always noticed an immediate improvement from, and a noticeable improvement, and sense of well-being. So it's what I go back to from time to time.
Yes, I seem to be having a slight relapse in the adrenal fatigue. I am not bedridden again, but I do need more rest lately and know the signs. Emotional shocks, physical shocks, anything stressful, tends to wipe me out and I know the signals. It's time to take it easy. Fortunately for me, I have the summer off to do that. I've had some emotional shocks lately, the kind that leave you feeling like someone came up to you out of nowhere, punched you in the gut, and knocked the wind right out of you. You don't even have time to process what happened. I won't bore you with the details of that, but suffice it to say, it's time to get out my arsenal to keep from being incapacitated once again. I have two things in my arsenal that have kept me from going under, physically that is. Besides my reliance on the Lord, His Word, and prayer, to keep the body working through the stress and able to deal with it, the flax oil and another help, inositol, has helped my body to be able to function and heal.
I hope you'll give it a try. To the recipe below you can add more cocoa powder and/or sweetener to your taste. This is how I made it:
QUARK AND FLAX OIL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
1/3 cup quark cheese
1 tablespoon flax oil
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
2 packets Truvia -- or equal to 1 tbsp.
4 drops liquid sucralose -- or equal to 2 tbsp.
Other liquid -- (whey from the quark, or cream, or almond milk, etc.) enough for consistency
In small bowl combine quark cheese, flax oil, cocoa powder, Truvia, and liquid sucralose. With hand held blender or electric mixer, mix until smooth and creamy, adding liquid of your choice until thickness and consistency is as you desire. Eat right away. For the flax oil to be of benefit, it should be eaten immediately after mixing. Only make the amount you can eat right away.
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1 Serving: 169 Calories; 14g Fat (71.4% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber