Did you know that men go through their own form of menopause? Their hormones fluctuate, they gain weight, they suffer a drop in libido (Viagra anyone?), and suffer the same mid-life health issues as women. But men aren’t made to feel like they’re defective or crazy. Why is that?
It’s time to take back mid-life ladies. Have the conversations. Drop the shame. Claim your power and let’s get on with living.
Reach out to me if you need help balancing your hormones or getting your health back. Mid-life is YOUR time to THRIVE.
I've tried a lot of gluten-free pizza crust recipes - cauliflower, brown rice flour, almond flour, cassava flour (my usual go-to). But this one is the clear winner. Nice slightly chewy texture and holds up even with all of these toppings. (Plus a serving of veggies) I usually have to eat gluten-free pizza with a fork, but I was able to pick up a slice of this and eat it with my hands, as pizza was intended.
Here's the recipe that makes two 8" pizza crusts:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Cook the sweet potatos. 2 cups is about 2 large sweet potatoes. You can cook them in the Instant Pot (my preference) for 20-25 minutes, or roast them in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour and half until they are soft.
2. After the sweet potatoes have cooled a bit, remove the skin and mash or whip. You can whip with a hand mixer if you want super smooth dough. I'm a bit lazy and just mashed with a fork, which left some small chunks of sweet potato that I don't mind.
3. Mix the sweet potatoes with all other ingrendients and mix well.
4. Line your baking sheet or pizza stone with parchment paper.
5. Divide the dough into two balls and shape into pizza crust. You might want to wet your fingers to keep the dough from sticking. It's a very sticky dough, but you are able to shape it.
6. Bake the pizza crust for about 30 minutes, until the edges start to brown.
7. Top the crust with your desired toppings and return to the oven for about 15 minutes (depending on your toppings). Sometimes I just put the oven on Broil and cook with the toppings for about 5 minutes - you can use whichever method you prefer.
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What NOT to Eat:
Here are my Top 10 Diet & Lifestyle tips for healthy, beautiful, glowing skin:
1. Elminate processed food (to be fair, that's in my in top 10 tips for anything).
2. Eat foods rich in Vitamin A - promotes cell turnover. Rough, dry skin is a sign of Vitamin A deficiency. Try egg yolks, liver, grass-fed dairy, and organ meats.
3. Eat foods rich in zinc - promotes skn immunity and protects against UV radiation and inflammation. Foods rich in zinc include shellfish, scallops, pumpkin seeds and red meat.
4. Eat foods rich in Vitamin C - crucial for healthy collagen. Try bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, citrus and strawberries.
5. Get enough Omega-3s - they're anti-inflammatory. Fatty fish are your best source: salmon, tuna, sardines, trout.
6. Eat fermented foods - good gut health is connected to healthy skin.
7. Include bone broth in your diet - amino acids support healing and skin elasticity.
8. Sleep 7-9 hours a night.
9. Exercise appropriately - there's such a thing as too much exercise, in addition to too little. Over-exercising can cause hormonal imbalances.
10. Reduce stress - try meditation, yoga, nature, journaling, and connection.
Cathy McCann is a functional nutritionist, coach, writer, speaker, and mom, who is passionate about guiding women through the journey of healing and rediscovering themselves in mid-life.