EZEKIEL 4:9 ON 4/9

EZEKIEL 4 9 ON 4 9

Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…  – Ezekiel 4:9

HE IS FAITHFUL

I’m out of control again…  and I’m frightened of complications.  I need God’s help so much to make this okay again.  He is faithful to me – He just keeps helping me more and more!

I’ve been forced to look at alternatives to traditional bread made with flour.  The days of walking into a grocery store to pick up a loaf of bread are over.  In mid-March I had a hemoglobin A1c of over 9!  Some changes have to be made – and quick.

Ezekiel 4:9 products have a unique combination of 6 grains and legumes that provide these added benefits:

  • Protein – The breads, pastas and cereals have 84.3% as much protein as milk or eggs.
  • Amino Acids – The products contain 18 Amino Acids, including all 9 essential amino acids.
  • Better Digestibility – your body can digest these products more easily due to sprouting.
  • Better Absorption of Minerals – Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors so your body can more easily absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
  • More Vitamin C – Sprouting produces vitamin C.
  • More Vitamin B – Sprouting increases vitamins B2, B5 & B6.
  • More Fiber – Since the products are made with both grains and legumes, they are a great source of fiber.

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The folks at Ezekiel 4:9 use freshly sprouted certified organic grains and all the products are kosher.  It seems weird to find your bread in the refrigerated section, but it’s because their bread is not made with flour.  Studies have shown that grinding grains into flour increases the surface area upon which enzymes in the body can work to more quickly convert starch into glucose.

And yeah – that’s not good for diabetics – more glucose not good – not so much!

There are no GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) used in any of the products and no refined sugars.  Did you know that most bread has some amount of sugar?  The next time you go to the grocery store, start reading the labels – it’s an education.

And finally, there are no preservatives or shortenings used in any of the products.

Type II Diabetes will not win!  I’m still in the fight and I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid the ugly complications of this horrific disease!  I have managed to lose a little weight, which in theory should be helpful.  I have until June 22nd to get this whipped back into shape.  I’m not defeated – I can do this!

Of all the changes I’ve had to make, buying bread that needs refrigeration is probably the most dramatic.  I’m thankful for the Ezekiel 4:9 products though, because if they were not around, I’d have to quit bread cold turkey – and frankly, I’m not sure I could do that!  I’m addicted to bread like some people are addicted to soap operas!  Wink!  😉

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN FOOD HERITAGE DAY

TL 10-11 SOUTHERN FOOD HERITAGE DAY (USED 2014)

10-11 SOUTHERN FRIED YUM

Today is SOUTHERN FOOD HERITAGE DAY!!!

Kansans have an advantage when it comes to food. We take a little dab from Nebraska, add a sprinkle of this from Colorado, mix together with a touch of Oklahoma and shake it up with a bit of Missouri! Mama used to call that “Guess What I Am”. Trust me, you haven’t really lived until you’ve eaten it.

My folks had deep Southern Oklahoma roots. Even though my dad was raised in the city and mama was a farm girl, both grew up appreciating certain foods and styles of cooking. We lived on the cheap when it came to food, especially in the summertime. We raised okra, squash of all kinds, tomatoes, peas, carrots and melons. We went to the market for bread and butter, only because we didn’t have enough acreage to let a milk cow graze or plant our own wheat. There was, however, a wheat field right across the street from us for many years. Us kids used to go out and play in it (I’m sure the farmer appreciated that).

My dad also planted fruit trees in the back yard. We had our own cherries, apples, pears and (my personal favorite) apricots! There is nothing like a fresh apricot right off the tree – mmm! Good stuff, Maynard!

With all this bounty, we enjoyed Southern delicacies such as fried okra, fried green tomatoes (maters), cream peas and honey-glazed carrots. That reminds me – we also raised our own honey bees. My dad kept bees out behind his shed for years!

Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy.  – Author Unknown

We had meat at every meal and mama fried it in her electric skillet and covered it with cream gravy. There was a potato, either fried (what a surprise), baked or boiled. We were meat and potato, down to earth, nothin’ fancy ’bout us – folks.

We usually waited a little while to eat dessert, but my favorite was mama’s apricot cobbler! Ah, it was good! When it was al a mode it was even better. We didn’t have artificial sweetener back then – it was sugar, baby! But we ate in moderation and nobody worried about blood glucose. We worked hard back then raising our food – so we got some exercise before eating supper and dessert. Exercise makes a big difference!

Those are precious memories. I’m so thankful to God for putting me with the Turner family. They taught me first hand about God’s wonderful provision. Love you, Mom & Dad! ❤