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"I love to use the cloudy apple cider vinegar as that has an added benefit, helping with digestion," shares Freeman. The third point that she emphasizes for healthy eating is vitamin D. "Obviously the best way to receive vitamin D is through sunshine, but in winter months supplements are a great alternative. Other sources include egg yolks and canned, cold-water salmon." "I will often work with families now and take all members on a shopping trip. I teach the children the ratios of fiber and sugar to look for in the nutritional information box and send them off to find snacks. I want them to understand what they are buying and eating." Freeman also uses functional and integrative medicine to build a more fulfilling practice for clients and herself. "I practice Reiki and yoga with clients for whom it is useful. My goal is to really understand the root of the disease and why the patient is visiting me. I rely on functional tests like urine, stool, and blood to look for things like food sensitivity." Freeman also has a specific interest in working to help heal anxiety and depression via natural approaches. Here is her first doctrine for eating right. "One of the keys is to maintain a good balance between protein and good quality carbohy- drates. Carbohydrates give you a good instant energy. The pancreas will pump out insulin as a result. As the energy is used up and the blood sugar crashes, a panic signal is sent to the brain—which can result in anxiety. Protein, on the other hand, provides a more stable energy source and by eat- ing the right combination of both of them, you can avoid the panic signal. A good example is to have whole grain crackers with natural peanut butter." Her second doctrine for eating right is to have a good amount of omega fatty acids, which are important for brain health and mood. She recommends taking fish oil supplements, but encourages the brands that are marked to be purity tested, cold water fish oil. Wild caught, cold-water salmon is also great. Her favorite source for that is Captain Marden's in Wellesley. She encourages clients to always ask their fish supplier if the salmon is wild caught or farm raised. Other great sources for omega-3 fatty acids are leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard. When making foods with these greens, Freeman suggests using both an acid and and oil. 192 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 food & wine "heal anxiety and depression via natural approaches" Makes 10 cookies FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE-NUT BUTTER COOKIES From: Sweets and Treats 2 Tbsps. sugar 1 cup nut butter ¼ cup apple sauce 1 egg ½ cup fiber supplement, such as Benefiber™ 2 Tbsps. dark chocolate chips n Beat sugar, apple sauce, fiber supplement, nut butter, and egg n Add chocolate chips n Put in greased muffin tins n Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees One cookie: 200 calories / 5 gm fiber /5 gm sugar / 4 gm protein Grocery Shopping (Nutritional) Adventures with Children Send your children out to: n PICK VEGETABLES and fruit that cover all the colors of the rainbow n LOOK FOR SNACKS that have 3 grams of fiber or more and 6 grams of sugar or less n FOLLOW IT UP by having them help you prepare the food M E D I A B A K E R Y