Monday, September 28, 2009

How the Cleanse is coming

I am so excited, it is going great and I have so much energy. The first day was uncomfortable, because I was having headaches due to detoxing and caffeine withdrawals. I drink too much coffee, which I will not be doing any more. I did not have much more than that happen beside a few detox symptoms. The second day felt what I thought was great. Later on during the day I started to notice a change in bowel movements, and it was that I was getting rid of toxins and more in the colon. It was amazing how great I am feeling everyday that I am on this. I the cleanse has been very beneficial and there is still seven days to go. I am expecting even better outcomes. I will be posting more ways this cleanse is helpful.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I am doing a cleanse for the digestive tract

I am so excited about this. I have always wanted to do a cl easing fast, but always pregnant or breastfeeding. So I am doing the lemon cleanse. It's so easy and very beneficial. This is a effective and simple fast to clean out the digestive tract. This should be done every six months for great health. When you consume dead foods these have preservatives, toxins, and some dead foods are extremely hard to digest. When we do not clean ever so often they build up i the intestines and we become a toxic DUMP. We need to flush the toxins and the stuck fecal matter.

If you are wanting to do this. You would have to follow the steps and do the entire process to the end. Which is about 10 days, and you should have a good diet from there out. Meaning you do not want to just jump back into a dead diet. You will slowly be increasing the food back into the diet, with juice smoothies, raw vegetables, and then ultimately grains and proteins. You will want to make sure you can have lots of fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber, to make sure you finish the cleanse to the end.

There are many cleanses out there, Master Cleanse is very similar to what I am using. Mine is geared toward using foods, and the Lemons are very effective in cleansing the digestive track.

If you have any questions please email me.

Flax seed is also a very nice cleanser to use as a daily routine. You can add this to you cereals, breads, shakes, and main dishes.

Blueberry Muffins
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
3/4 cup flax seed meal
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp ground ginger
2 apples, shredded
3/4 cup 2% milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients together, EXCEPT blueberries. Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla, and beat for 30 seconds. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir and fold into Blueberries. Fill each muffins tin 3/4 of the way full. Bake 350 degrees for 15- 20 minutes.

Have a Blessed and Healthy Day!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Deep Breathing

It is so important to remember to breath. I know some may say that it is a automatic response for life is to breath. That is true, but we can become so stressed that we for get HOW to breath.

There are a few techniques for breathing.
1. The Auyvedic way to make sure we get rid of any excess CO2 within our lungs. This is a exercise you can do daily, as often as want. What you do is take short, quick, breaths in and then release long breaths out. And then another quick breath and longer breath out. The key is to breath in, but you breath out for as long as you can trying to empty the Carbon dioxide trapped inside. It can be toxic to the body, so remember to add this to you routine.

2. Another way is the DEEP breathing. Most of us know this one. You can take deep breaths in and long deep breaths out. This allows oxygen into the blood and to every part of the body. It is very relaxing and we take time to forget our troubles to focus on the rhythmic action of breathing in and out. You feel so good after this. You should learn to do this when you are stressed, upset, and in the evening when you want to rest.

You will also learn to breath correctly while doing Yoga and/or Tai Chi. It makes you focus on the movements and breath. Very beneficial exercise and breathing. It helps with stress and enhances moods. When you breath you are in a sense Detoxifying your mind and body.

We can all learn to handle are stress better and live longer.

Have a blessed and healthy day.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Heart Disease

Beneficially foods for heart disease.

Grapseed oil contains a high level of antioxidants and has shown to reduce your LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises the HDL (good cholesterol).

Salmon has omega-3 fats that help to prevent heart disease. When shopping you want wild salmon, which has lower PCB contaminants than farm raised.

Eat half a red grapefruit before your meals in the morning and it helps to lower cholesterol, even helps to loose weight.

Eat more red legumes, red lentils and kidney beans. Their rich in trypophan which helps to reduce stress and depression. Other benefits are that they reduce your blood pressure, give you more energy, and detoxify the colon.

By eating foods that help with constipation and aid digestion you reduce your blood pressure as well. (red cabbage, pomegranates, water melon, tomato juice, apples, etc)

Adding raw red onions to your salads, stews, spreads, side dishes can cut bad cholesterol.
If your cooking you want to use white or yellow onions, keep the red ones raw or you loose the properties listed here.

Eating wild Salmon helps prevent heart disease. Its rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and magnesium that helps to reduce stress.

Walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds also have heart healthy effects. You can add those to baked goods, salads, side dishes, and desserts.

Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids or "good fats". They also help to lower cholesterol levels and raise the good HDL levels.

Avocado Dip or spread
2 avocados mashed
1/4 yellow onion minced or chopped finely
2 plum tomatoes, diced
Juice of one lemon

Mix together and have a dip and chips. I LOVE to add to the top of burgers instead of mayo. Its amazing taste can also be aided with a little BBQ sauce for a Tex Mex burger, wow.

Monday, September 7, 2009

To Vaccinate or Not, you decide

I have had a lot of people ask me my opinion if they should vaccinate or not. I really am on the fence with that question. I have four children and will say that I have vaccinated all of them, but wonder if I did the right thing. My sister in law is a big advocate for NOT vaccinating and her children are just as strong and healthy children as mine. There has been a lot of talk on the matter. What I have is the some facts you should know for why not to have vaccinations. This information was taken from the Healthkeepers Magazine, and the Natural solutions Foundation.

1. Vaccines are toxin. They contain mercury, formaldehyde, and aluminum.

2. Immunizations depresses and disables the brain and immune function. Unbiased studies hasve shown vaccines to be linked to these illnesses, SIDS, development disorders, autism, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, Immune deficiency, Degenerative diseases - muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cancer, leukemia, lupus, fibromyalgia.

3. Since 1990, doctors are not legally required to report adverse reactions to the CDC. They actually consider adverse reactions to be normal. They are ignored and even classify as other disease. I would want reactions reported or to know that this reaction may happen.

4. Vaccines are taken for granted as safe and effective. They require it to be done and we do it, but they have no control group studies. They tell you that to not vaccinate is unethical but refuse to study those that do not vaccinate. Their are afraid to see there are people that are actually just as healthy or better.

There are more but they go into the laws and gag orders. Some have wondered if Doctors are held by the same fears that parents have, that they HAVE to give them to every child in fear of the what if. It is assumed and force that Vaccinations are needed and done. I will admit that I would have thought differently if I had the information I do now. I personally think they are unnecessary risk to take to keep children safe. Although, if a normal American Family does not have the appropriate diet and nutrition than maybe the vaccinations are for them. If you are in a natural and nutritious lifestyle than your child has a stronger immune system to fight the disease that they are trying to protect against.
So the choice should and be yours. If you want to see more information about this right that is yours is at or call 574-268-2121. They can provide you with a certificate that explains to the school why its your choice and freedom to not have your child NOT vaccinated and in the public schools as well.

I am not saying that you should not vaccinate. If you choose to vaccinate that is again your right, all I am saying that there are risk and possible damages that can come from them that they do not tell us about. If you have a chemical inserted into the body you should know all possible reactions not just the fever, soreness, and upset stomach.

This was not meant to scared but to make you aware. There is pleanty of information out there as to why you should. I just wanted to let you see the other side as well.

Have a Blessed and Healthy Day!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Skin Care made Easy

Have you ever thought about how much money you spend in your beauty products? Think about the items we, as woman, buy. Shampoo, Conditioners, lotions, eye cream, lip cream, foot creams, hand creams, rejuvenating toners and creams, age reversal cerium's.....and the list goes on. I have bought them all before and its endless to keep up with.

There is a better choice. If you eat for your beauty you are covering a few things at once. Your feeding your body the things it needs and your enriching your skin and hormones that might be causing the acne or blemishes you are trying to correct or hide.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body it lives, breaths, heals, and Can Be Corrected. You can increase certain foods into your diet and it will be more cost effective than the beauty products that do not always correct the problem. By side who really has time to do all the 1 to 4 steps to clean, scrub, tone, lotion and more.

1. First step is decreasing your amount of sugar. From cereals, sodas, processed and packaged foods, junk foods, and desserts.

2. Increase you antioxidants. This is in bright colored fruits and vegetables. Also in green tea, zinc, Vitamin C, and Ursolic acid ( an extract from rosemary). These scavenge free radicals that lead to wrinkles and precancerous cell damage.

3. Increase your Probiotics. These are good bacteria both internally and externally. They are very powerful in fighting acne, eczema, rosacea, athlete's foot, and dermatitis. Probiotics are necessary for prevention of staph and bacterial infections.

4. Enzymes. If your digestion is running correctly you are able to absorb the nutrient needed for cell health and production (ells like SKIN, hair, tissues, organs, etc.) If you have bad digestion you could have less than pure skin, bad hair, aging skin, and your toxic substances in the colon even effect and show in the skin. Top 10 enzymes that help are Acerola, Cherry, Cranberry, Papaya, Acai Berry, Goji Berries, Lutein, and Lycopene.

5. Peptides are a potent wrinkle reversal and collagen stimulant. You can get these from algae, brewers yeast, and growth actors like EGF, GABA, and Argireline. You can look for these ingredients in your cream and serums.

6. Essential Fatty acids and cold pressed oils are anti-inflammatory and softening skin agents. They aid in eliminating scaly skin and even treatment of eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. They also restore skins natural glow and restore moisture from within.

These are things that should be in your diet anyway. Why not nourish your body and skin at the same time, and cut back on all those beauty products that do not fix the problem only cover it up.

Have a Blessed and Healthy Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

When your busy and on the Run, remember to eat well

So often we are traveling for business or multitasking are daily schedule, hit the gym, drop the kids off to various activities, and running errands. We need to remember to eat right, and not eat fast. We can still maintain a busy schedule with a little preparation and planning to eat foods good for are bodies. You can plan a head to have things already prepared. Here are some neat ideas.

1. You can make soups or stews on Sunday and have it ready for through the first half of the week. Add more water or vegetables broth when you need to, and even some grains like brown rice. You can warm that morning and put in your Thermos and have it still warm for lunch.

2. Make hummus, it will keep in the refrigerate for a week. This you can get creative whether in your favorite Peta pocket or tortilla but be sure to add veggies (bean sprouts, lettuce, avocado, cucumbers, etc.)

3. Be sure to keep the veggies coming through. Have a bag of carrots already ready to grab, celery chopped in sticks, zucchini came be like Julian to add to sandwiches or coined for dipping in favorite dip.

4. Even though you have to get out of the car, don't forget your deli section in the grocery store. You can always stop there and have them load your sandwich just the way you like, and add a cup a yogurt and vitamin water. Everything in and out in 10 minutes and healthy.

Those are just some ideas to get you started. My husband use to travel more than he does now, but he would come home bloated and uncomfortable from eating out as much as he did. Just think the normal business trip in anywhere from 2 to 3 days. Your eating out breakfast, lunch and dinner. How many of those meals are in a greasy fast food or restaurant where they do not give the list of ingredients and oils used to make your meal. If you make it or purchase and assemble your self, you may put more time into it, but you KNOW whats in it.

Also, don't forget to fortify your dishes with wheat germ, nuts, flax seed. You can add these healthy fats to salads, shakes, stews, and more. Healthy fats help to bring down the BAD fats and healthy fats are beneficial for brain function.

As always, have a blessed and healthy day!!!!!