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Saturday, October 1, 2016

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It is fall in Wisconsin. It seemed to turn cold almost overnight and has been raining almost non-stop all week. So it is a good time to be inside doing some cooking.  I have homemade tomato sauce on the stove made with tomatoes from my garden.  These two cozy treats help to add to the comfort and they are healthy!  The tea can be put together quickly. The cookies are great when you just have to have some chocolate. I used a wider toasted coconut that I got on Amazon. You can use any shredded coconut.

Turmeric Tea
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan. Stir and heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Pour into a heat proof mug and enjoy.

Super Foods:  Coconut milk, Ghee, Turmeric powder

No-Bake Coconut Cookies

2 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 cup wide toasted coconut flakes ( can also use shredded coconut, toasted)
2/3 cup honey
1/2 coconut oil
1 cup almond butter
1 tablespoon chocolate extract
8 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Himalayan pink salt and coconut sugar to sprinkle on top

Line two baking sheets with waxed paper, aluminum foil or parchment. Put the oat s,coconu, cocoa and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Combine the honey, coconut oil and almond butter in a sauce pan. Heat slowly until the coconut oil is melted.  Mix evenly and remove from the heat. Add the chocolate extract. Pour into the oat mixture and stir to mix. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto the cookie sheets.   Sprinkle the top of each cookie with a little salt and sugar,
Place the sheets in the freezer for 20 minutes.  Take the sheets out of the freezer and remove the cookies.  Store in a covered container in the freezer.

Makes 20 cookies.

Super Foods: Coconut oil, Gluten Free Oats, Coconut Flakes, Almond Butter


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 202 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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