The path to a pain-free Thanksgiving (plus a great chocolate recipe too!)


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The path to a pain-free Thanksgiving (plus a great chocolate recipe too!)

Thanksgiving is upon us! 

This is a time to be thankful for all of our blessings—and even if times are difficult for you right now, if you have a roof over your head, food on your table and warm clothes to wear, you are blessed. 

Now, Thanksgiving is an interesting paradox because it starts out with sheer excitement and anticipation about all the delicious food that is being prepared.

And it ends with absolute agony and suffering over that very same food.

Does this sound familiar to you?

Were you a fire breathing dragon or a gas bag after last Thanksgiving dinner? 

Did you have to unbutton your pants or skirt just to be able to breathe?  (Or wear yoga pants?)

Could you burp-talk your way through “Alice’s Restaurant” or play the Star-Spangled Banner with your flatulence?

If this describes you then listen up, because it doesn’t have to be that way any longer!

Here’s what I mean.

The path to a pain-free Thanksgiving

The typical Thanksgiving meal (and most people’s regular meals the other 364 days a year) are comprised of virtually every type of food known to man, and this is extremely taxing on your digestive system.

So when you start burping, belching and blasting off after you eat, your body is simply saying, “I can’t handle what you’ve put in here!”

Now, my Great Taste No Pain system teaches you what foods to eat together (and what combinations to avoid!) to pave the way for smoother, more complete digestion, and help eliminate gas, bloating and heartburn.

If you use Great Taste No Pain, then you know what I’m talking about, and you’ve most assuredly said goodbye to digestive distress.

But sometimes, darn it, you can’t help yourself—you’ve just GOT to try a little (or a lot!) of everything on the table, even though you know there will be fireworks afterwards.  

Well, for those times there’s Digestizol Max digestive enzyme formula!

Digestizol Max’s complete blend of 15 plant-based enzymes can come to your rescue and give your body a helping hand in breaking down the massive load you’ve inhaled (uh, I mean your meal).

Not only can this mean less gas, bloating and heartburn, but it will also help keep you out of a food coma so you can stay awake for the football games too.

Plus its blend of soothing herbs will help quiet an overtaxed, inflamed digestive tract.

Most of our clients that use Digestizol Max take it every day because their body’s ability to produce enzymes is challenged (due to age, surgery or other factors) and they need the help with all their meals, but it’s also OK to have it on hand and just use it occasionally when you, well, want to throw caution to the wind and splurge.

And with the holidays ahead, the opportunity to splurge will be presenting itself a lot!

A Thanksgiving dessert recipe

Speaking of splurging, here is a different twist on a Thanksgiving dessert—Chocolate Grand Marnier Mousse!

This recipe is featured in my new book, Want to Lose Weight? Stop Dieting! that will be available this Thursday on Thanksgiving Day!

In case you’re wondering, there’s an entire chapter of desserts!  Because when you lose weight the smart way—without dieting, deprivation, shakes or pills—you CAN enjoy an occasional dessert and not pay the price (or pack on the pounds) afterwards!

Here it is—I hope you enjoy it:

Chocolate Grand Marnier Mousse

Serves:  6

7 oz. good quality semi-sweet chocolate
6 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
Chilled whipped heavy cream for topping (optional)

Melt the chocolate in double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water.  Remove chocolate, set aside and cool to room temperature.

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.

Beat the egg yolks into the melted chocolate, then stir in the Grand Marnier.

Carefully fold in the whisked egg whites. Pour into 6 custard dishes and let chill for 3 hours before serving.

Top with whipped cream if desired.

Have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving, and may God bless you and your family.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

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  • Hello Joan & Bob!

    Thank you for reaching out with your inquiry. Yes, the alcohol can provide antibacterial properties. In addition, the risk of salmonella is quite low in store-bought eggs (as they are washed before they’re packaged) and more than likely in too small of an amount to make you sick, if found at all.

    We hope this helps!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Same as Joan asked
    Uncooked eggs? ????
    Does Grand Marnier. Make it safe?

    Bob K on

  • Since the eggs are not cooked in this recipe, is there a danger of salmonella, or perhaps does the Grand Marnier aprovide an antibacterial function?

    Joan Cave on

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