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Meatballs with Calamari and Peas

Meatballs with Calamari and Peas

Nov 25, 2019

Hello Friends,

 

Here is a recipe that you will enjoy making for your family and friends.  Enjoy the holiday, or any time you can put the spirit of cooking into your daily meal.

 

1/2 pound ground pork

1/2 pound ground beef

1 pound calamari

1/3 pound peas (in a can)

2 red onions

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 egg yolk

3 garlic cloves

1 bunch of parsley

rice flour 

1 slice (gluten free) bread

olive oil

salt

water

almonds (roasted)

a pinch of saffron

 

Chop: almonds, parsley, mix in saffron

Preparation: 

Prepare the meatballs with pork, beef, 2 garlic cloves (crushed), egg yolk, a couple of branches of parsley chopped finely, bread chopped into small pieces.  Mix all together with a food processor or manually.  Create the meatballs.  I like them small, half of a golf-ball-size, but they can be as big as a golf ball if you like!

 

When round, roll them in the rice flour that you have set previously on a plate. Then you can fry them lightly all around. 

In the same oil, add the onion and the crushed tomato.  When cooked, add the calamari. Stir a little bit and add 1/2 cup of water.  Let it cook until the calamari is soft.  Add the meatballs, the chopped ingredients, and the peas together.  

 

Taste to make sure the salt is on point and let it simmer a while until it is all cooked.

 

 

 

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The Brain

Hypothalamus Bitch

Hypothalamus Bitch

Nov 15, 2019

What the f*&.# is going on with my Hypothalamus? As strange as it may seem to you this was the first question that popped in my mind the day I start sweating in bursts. “Provably a lot” that was my quick answer.

If I a go back in time to 2006 when I had my brain broken due to stress, one of the side effects from the break down was my breasts started lactating, no like I had a baby but still lactating in a weird way…like lactating per se wasn’t weird enough, my “baby” was 11 years old at that time I was supposed to be as dry as it gets.

One of the hormones that the hypothalamus manages is prolactin. This is the hormone women need to make milk to breastfeed their babies. When you are not at that point and you start lactating the red flags are straight up but guess what? I did go to the doctor which told me “it’s probably nothing, maybe stress”. Well… Sir, yes I did have stress but I had not time to go further in the lactating investigation so I kept going and going and going until the day I wasn’t. Right now when I think about this and understanding how the different parts of our brain work, I can see my hypothalamus wasn’t going to make it easy with pre-menopause. Which by the way I didn’t see coming and I am mastering.

The hypothalamus is a small region in the base of our brain really close to the pituitary gland which supports. The hypothalamus is divided into three regions each one with a nucleus. These are clusters of neurons to perform vital functions such as release hormones. Oxytocin, reproductive hormones, thyroid-stimulating hormones, vasopressin which regulates water in the body and growth hormones. And those hormones manage vital functions in our body, some of them being:

       maintaining daily physiological cycles

  • regulating body temperature
  • controlling appetite
  • managing of sexual behavior
  • regulating emotional responses

When hypothalamus doesn’t function correctly because there is a head injury, excessive stress, menopause, genetic disorders, birth defects, tumors around it and  surgery involving the brain can cause the hypothalamus act up developing further complications such are:

   

  • Very high or low pressure
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Eating disorders
  • Infertility
  • insomnia
  • Short stature
  • Dehydration

To mention some of them.

If you pay attention to your life and read the list in this article, you will be able to identify when your hypothalamus was acting up by giving you a hard time. I had so many of these issues due to stress, brain breakdown, pre-menopause, weight loss and insomnia.

The good news is that you can improve and balance the hypothalamus function by eating and doing the right kind of routine.

Eating good fats helps with many things in our brain and healing and improving hypothalamus performance is one.

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Primrose oil
  • Fish oils
  • Olive oil
  • Tahini
  • Avocado
  • Nuts and seed

Ensuring fun in your life will make other parts of your brain release the happy hormones, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin. By just doing the things you love.

  • Hug your loved ones
  • Time in nature
  • Paint
  • Read
  • Conversations with friends
  • Etc.

Sleep is a very important routine to keep healthy, I have written about it in our last newsletter, check out the post in our blog, https://www.nourishthebraininstitute.com/blog/sleep-better-tonight-3-must-do-things-that-will-knock-you-out-in-a-good-way

Avoid alcohol or drugs that would keep you away from having a good quality of sleep our brain needs the sleep time to restore the rest of our body, if there is no rest, restoration won’t happen effectively.

Happy hypothalamus, happy life!!

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Mindset

Develop a curiosity for the future, not an attachment to the past

Develop a curiosity for the future, not an attachment to the past

Nov 01, 2019

There is a saying at Nourish the Brain, that reminds us to focus on the power of imagination and the Law of Attraction.

 

“Start Where You Want To Be”

If you aren’t really familiar with this manner of thinking, check out Video Link: The Law of Attraction 

 

Can you experience positive emotions for something that has not happened yet? The answer to this question is an overwhelming YES.  Visualize, and be clear about what you want, down to the most minute detail you are capable of realizing. Do this every day and make time to see how your future will look.  

Humans have survival as a default strategy that is deeply imprinted in our thinking patterns. It is the reason why we survived sabertooth tiger attacks thousands of years ago.  Since there is no longer a tiger chasing you, it is okay to slow down that racing mindset and to get into a profoundly different place.  

Survival mode is triggering the release of your stress hormones, cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.  Overloading of these hormones is the cause of multiple illnesses.

Are you reminded of past attachments that you would like to free yourself from?  Do you have somebody in your life who is attached to their difficult past? Invite them to awaken their curiosity and learn the truth.  

Refer a friend to nourish the brain blog and newsletter, to give them the gift of knowledge. 

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Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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