Life has certainly been a journey for our family since our son was born. He was diagnosed with severe food allergies and Eczema as a baby and suffered daily from red, itchy and irritated skin. There seemed to be no cream, ointment or medicine that would offer relief, until our prayers were heard! We were introduced to Vidazorb probiotics and within a short amount of time he was healing! He loves his Zorbee bee like it’s candy…and best of all…it has changed our life. He is now a happy and healthy four-year-old boy who looks and feels great. Thank you Vidazorb! – Lynn Stone
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Vidazorb® Children’s Probiotics May Help Fight the Growing Eczema Epidemic
Beltsville, MD, May 2011 – Is childhood eczema becoming an epidemic? Recent statistics show that one in ten children develop symptoms of eczema before the age of five. This is alarming news for parents. The obvious symptoms that accompany eczema are often hard for and parents to overcome. The children are miserable while the parents are left feeling hopeless and confused by the affliction. Fortunately, recent studies show that regular use of probiotic supplements like Vidazorb® may be the key to relief of eczema.
Eczema is not an allergy in itself, it is the body’s response to allergens such as food, fabric, grass, pollen and other environmental factors. These allergens trigger the skin’s response of incessant itching, hives and welts. Medical treatment often includes oral or topical steroids, which can be too harsh for a young child, and often, can actually worsen the situation. Read more
Gluten- Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free and Nut-Free Butterfly Cupcakes
1 box Cherrybrook Farms gluten-free vanilla cake mix
1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup Crazy Easy Vanilla “Buttercream” (recipe follows)
24 Glutino gluten, dairy, nut and egg-free pretzels
1 black licorice spiral, unrolled and cut into 1/8” lenths (Optional. Only use if you can find wheat-free licorice)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 12 cupcake tins with paper liners. Pour the cake mix into a large bowl, add the canola oil and water and beat with a hand mixer for two minutes. Scrape down the sides and beat again until no lumps remain in the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake the cake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the oven to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn the cupcakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
While the cupcakes are cooling, make the icing according to the recipe directions. Tint 3/4 of the icing light pink and 1/4 of it light blue. Load the blue icing into a pastry bag fitted with a number 4 tip. Frost the cooled cupcakes with the pink icing. Pipe five dots down the middle of each cupcake. Place one pretzel one either side of the row of blue dots. Place a Skittle at the top of the row of blue dots and, if you are using it, carefully insert 2 lengths of black licorice underneath the Skittle.
These cupcakes are best served on the day that they are made but may be stored, at room temperature in an airtight container, for up to three days. They are great to celebrate Spring, but even better for a very special birthday treat!
Crazy Easy “Buttercream” Frosting
3/4 cup organic palm fruit oil shortening
1/3 cup powdered vanilla rice milk
5 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In the bowl of the stand mixer, cream the organic palm fruit oil and the powdered, organic palm fruit oil shortening until they are light and fluffy. Stir in the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time. The mixture will be crumbly. Stir in the water, salt and vanilla extract. Beat the frosting for three minutes on medium high.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container with plastic wrap pressed directly on top of the frosting in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw completely and beat again before using the frosting.
Recipe from SmilingGreenMom
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