|Even a suitcase looks like a great place to explore for Bailey.|
The explanation may be as simple as pets help strengthen the immune system by exposing children to more and different bacteria. A not-so-clean environment may force the immune system into developing a less allergic response pattern. The theory is let the kids play in the dirt.
The study’s finding also gave encouragement for having more than one pet. A child’s risk of developing allergies was reduced more if there were two or more pets in the home. Eight percent of kids with two or more pets were allergic to cats compared to 12 percent with one pet and 15.5 percent with no pets.
|Cats are curious, loveable and help prevent allergies.|
Bailey, the cat, and his other cat friends beat out dogs in another study. Researchers found that the preventative affect of cat ownership was stronger than dog ownership. High amounts of cat allergen had preventative effects against allergies.
|Luscious lemon avocado fruit flatbread|
Here's what you need for 1 serving:
For the topping:
1 T. coconut oil
vanilla stevia or other sweetener, to taste
Juice of one freshly squeezed lemon
1 T. lemon zest
Berries, such as strawberries, blueberries
For the pizza, flatbread:
1/3 head of cauliflower, riced
2-3 chia eggs (mix 2-3 T. of chia with 3-4 T. of warm water and allow to gel) or 1 organic egg
1/4 cup raw or toasted sunflower seeds ground into flour using a coffee grinder
1/4 tsp. salt
Here's what you do:
For the topping:
Place avocado, lemon juice and zest, coconut oil (softened) and sweetener of choice in your food processor and blend until smooth. Place in fridge to chill.
For the pizza crust:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put the raw cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse until it resembles rice. Add the chia eggs or regular egg, salt and sunflower seed flour and pulse until blended.
Put the dough onto a pan-sprayed baking sheet. Cover the dough with a large piece of wax paper and smoosh it with your hands until it's about 9-12 inches in diameter (or make two rounds instead). Place the dough in the oven and bake for 30+ minutes (or 15 minutes with regular egg) or until dry but pliable.
To serve, spread chilled avocado mixture on flatbread. Top with berries and coconut flakes.
Recipe contributed to: http://www.rickiheller.com/2013/08/wellness-weekend-august-15-19-2013/#more-19617