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Saturday, June 9, 2012

"Super-Sharp Brain Stimulator"

1 orange
1 hard pear
1 yam
1 grapefruit
1 apple

- A juice to stimulate the brain of the unused portion of your brain back into activity. For greatest activity, you'll need a five-day juice fast to clear the coffee, junk food residues out. Then this nutrient-rich juice will stir your brain into super-activity. Better memory, sharper thinking. Great for studying and any brain related work.

Friday, June 8, 2012

I am a follower of a Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Life just when you think you have problems or think that things could be bad in your world just remember that it can always be worse.  Kris is so amazing to me, here she has been diagnosed with an incurable cancer and she has decided to take her life and specifically her health in to her own hands.  Oh and did I mention she is funny, entertaining, energetic, fun, positive, and so many more adjectives that I can't even think of right now.  Her incredible site which is chock full of information about taking better care of yourself has caused me to want to create an additional series.  lol!!!  We are going to call it Crazy Sexy Kris Speaks!!!  This is going to be excerpts of information that she has provided that I will share with you and then of course my own little synopsis as to why this matters to me, or why it has impacted me, or maybe it will be my aha moment.  I hope you like it.

This is an excerpt from The Crazy Sexy Manifesto by Kris Carr:
Each and every one of us has the power to ignite a wellness revolution in our kitchens.
Change now. Get juiced now. Learn to live like you really mean it and teach others to do the
same. By joining the revolution, you vow to wake up and take a stand for your well-being. No
one can take better care of you than wise, brilliant, capable, and STRONG you.
Wow!  I think I need to take this excerpt and get it printed and post it on my bulletin board which I look at everyday.  Juicing is something that is definitely changing my life.  I can relate to the Change Now!  Because that is definitely something I am doing.  I am also getting juiced now!!  I am actually rebooting as a whole for the next 30 days that is all I will be consuming.  So consider me a member of the revolution without question.  I need to make a vow to myself (If I can't keep a vow with myself then I really can't keep a vow with anyone)  To me the word vow is so much powerful than say a promise, right?  Promises are totally meant to be broken.  But a vow wow!  When I think of a vow I think of something that is concrete, stable, consistent, and definitive.

Feel Free to stop by Kris Carr's Sexy Life and get the Crazy Sexy Manifesto

"Pain Remover"

1 lemon
1 orange
3 hard pears
3 apples

- Be healthy and pain free. Perfect for bruises, aches and sprains. Do you have a toxic bloodstream and a high-protein diet? Try this, it tastes delightful, low-protein, natural diet, lessons irritation and reduces inflammation.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Clean the House!"

2 yams
1 beet
1 slice spanish onion
2 lemons
1 celery
slice of ginger

- Ready to clean house? Speed through the kids room, kitchen and bathrooms. Get ready for a great energy booster.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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"Pineapple Sweet Treat"

1 Pineapple (2 cans pineapple)
1 Sweet Potato
4 Oranges

- This is a Favorite, even the skeptical will enjoy this sweet treat..

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Critiquing the paleo diet by STEPHANIE WOOD

OPINION: I’m throwing this out there. I’m not claiming to have studied it in any depth. … Just giving you a heads-up on what a relatively new bunch of dietary zealots are up to: they’re scraping their knuckles on the ground and spearing woolly mammoths. It’s called the “paleo diet” and, on the face of it, pretty straightforward: if cavemen and their dragged-about women didn’t eat it, nor should you.
It’s not clear whether rubbing a couple of sticks together to start a fire is a required part of the diet. It is clear though that there’s a long, long list of things followers of the diet aren’t allowed to eat. A list that will shatter many people’s assumptions about what food is healthy food. Among the “out” ingredients: legumes such as chickpeas, lentils and soybeans (that means tofu too); grains such as barley, corn, rice, even quinoa; yoghurt and other dairy products; and starchy vegetables such as potato and sweet potato. (In: fish, poultry, red meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, weeds.)
''As relative newbies that weren’t part of our diet until the dawn of agriculture 10,000 years ago, these foods can cause many health problems now dogging the industrialised world because, according to Paleo philosophy, we haven’t adapted to eating them,'' wrote health columnist Paula Goodyer of the paleo diet.
Paula ultimately comes down on the side of eating a balanced whole food diet that includes a mix of grains.
''It's the hype right now in certain Montessori circles,'' one Sydney mother tells me. ''Not a slice of bread or hot-cross bun in sight! The poor little chickens. It's kind of Michael Pollan meets Atkins strangely enough.''
Here then, a selection of random things I’ve discovered about this stone-age relic:

1. For the believers, Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is the place to be on May 12 for the first-ever Australian Paleo Weekend and its workshops, lectures and demonstrations. Wear your best bison skin.

2. And the sort of things you’ll be cooking over the coals of your caveside fire? Think almond-flour waffles with pomegranate. Roast beets and sautéed stems. Savoury paleo biscuits. Do not, whatever you do, think about flour, sugar, milk, cheese, a glass of wine.

3. Think Noma is the only thing you need to know about Danish food? Think again. One-Michelin-starred Danish chef Thomas Rode Andersen, who claims ''bread is the devil'', has opened the takeaway restaurant Pæleo in Copenhagen. According to The Guardian: ''The menu includes meatza, essentially a meat pizza turned upside down with a base of organic ground beef topped with baked tomatoes, pickled mushrooms and parsley pesto. For the hot dog, the sausage with wild leeks comes in an egg-based wrapper, while the risotto is made of small kernels of celeriac shaped to look like long-grain rice.'' (At Andersen’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Kong Hans Kælder, he takes some liberties with the paleo diet’s restrictions.)

4. Paleo-people have pin-ups. Former US Taekwondo champion Dr Terry Wahls, for example, who claims to have overcome Multiple Sclerosis with a hunter-gatherer diet. In a fascinating TEDxIowaCity talk in November last year she said: ''The hunter-gatherer diet has more nutrition than the American Heart Association diet, more nutrition than the American Diabetes Association diet, more nutrition than the USDA food pyramid diet.'' She recommends: ''Three cups of green leaves, three cups of sulphur-rich vegetables, three cups of bright colour, grass-fed meats, organ meat and seaweed.''

Paleo-exponents claim the diet offers a multitude of health benefits: better sleep and digestion, weight loss, reduced pain, stabilisation of blood sugar levels, and elimination of asthma, eczema, allergies and behavioural disorders.
5. Regardless of any health benefits it might have, it’s going to spike some people’s blood pressure. Take the prolific, acclaimed American food writer Michael Ruhlman. Last week, he received an email from a reader of his blog that made his blood boil:
''…The kind of boil my blood gets when I’m at a restaurant and I hear a woman, grilling the server suspiciously, saying, ''I’m allergic to lactose” and then later says, ''Ooo, could you wheel that cheese cart over here? Gawd, I love Epoisse.''

The reader wrote to Ruhlman with a problem: she was hosting a wedding lunch for her daughter but more than a few of the close friends and family members on her invitation list embodied ''the evangelical wacko dietary fads that consume a certain slice of the upper middle class. … Is there a polite way to tell them that we are happy to include them, however we will not be custom ordering meals to suit paleothic [sic] metabolisms and if they insist on maintaining their gluten/lactose/sugar/casein/fat-free diets, we would be happy to see them AFTER lunch for toasts and speeches. I don’t want to be rude, but I’ve had enough family dinners ruined by their food proselyting [sic] that I have no interest to give them a forum at what should be a joyous time.''
Ruhlman’s reply: ''I would serve whatever the hell makes your daughter happy … We have reached such a pitch of food idiocy it makes me want to scream.'' (It’s worth reading the comments section at the bottom of Ruhlman’s post.)
(PS: You’ll also know you could be dealing with a paleo-person when you hear buzzwords/phrases such as: ''Wheat is the new tobacco'', ''sugar is the devil'', ''barefoot running'', CrossFit, ''insulin-resistance''.)
I considered it. For less than a minute. Perhaps the paleo diet could help me shed those few unwanted kilos. Perhaps it might give me a glow in my cheek, a spring in my step and a glint in my eye. But the fervour to believe and observe are absent (for me at least, have always been absent when it comes to any sort of dietary creed).
And there’s something about the paleo thing that makes me squirm a bit. It strikes me as a profoundly self-centred and selfish approach to nutrition. Globally, so the World Health Organisation website helpfully tells me, cereals (wheat, rice, oats, quinoa, millet et al) supply about 50 per cent of the world population’s dietary energy supply.
In developing nations, that figure is even higher. With its reliance on flesh, the paleo diet is a dietary option for only the affluent. (Let them eat cake!) And isn’t the expert opinion that we need to reduce our consumption of meat for the planet’s sake? Or did someone find an undiscovered population of woolly mammoths…
© Fairfax NZ News

"Fantastic Fertility" Recipe

3 hard pears (firm and ripe)
1 Cantaloupe
1 Sweet Potato

- A delightful surprise to both men and women is increased vitality. Juicing cleanses all the organs with nutritious juices. Being fulfilled in the sacred bond of marriage.

Buy fruits and veggies that are bright in color such as red peppers, dark green, leaf vegetables and kale. Colorful ones often pack the most nutritional punch. Avoid alcohol and caffeine when wanting to be more fertile.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Ignorance is such a shame

I'm 42 years old and feel like I have been ignorant most of my life in terms of the things that I put in my body.  I mean let's face it.  The one thing I know I am is a food addict.  But the one thing that I could have done all of this time is at least put healthier items in my body.  I guess I thought all these years healthy meant bad tasting.  The funny thing is I like vegetables.  I love things like sprouts, avocado, tomatoes, squash, cabbage, and so on and so on.  Check out a few of these pics I found on Pinterest:  Can you say yummm?

Again loving sprouts, tomatoes and avocado!  I mean this looks to die for:

I totally see me and my daughter enjoying these:

Quinoa cakes?  Really?  I mean these look to die for

Fresh And Easy!!! What a great combination Fresh and Easy!!!  Can't beat it!  Thank you Fresh and Easy for helping me end my ignorance!


Day 3 "What? What?"

So this morning I have a doctors appointment and before I leave I have some freshly juice carrots.  Oh did I happen to mention how my favorite juice has been and always probably will be Carrot Juice.  I love me some carrot juice.  Anyway as yummy as carrot juice is it is not a morning green juice.  So I leave for the doctor and realize I'm totally dragging and feeling like tired and not energized and then the craving came on.  The craving of green juice ~ which causes me to say "what? what?" Not possible!  I wanted some green juice if for nothing else to give me the energy that I have had the past two days.  Well needless to say as soon as I got home my wonderful hubby made me some green juice with a little carrot and holy smokes was it ever good.  I am so excited about my future weight loss.  Wow!  I think I might can finally do this because can I just say?  I am digging the juicing.

11 Juicing Tips

1 - Buy organic
2 - Wash thoroughly
3 - Always have carrots and apples on hand. (Last longer)
4 - Wrap greens around carrots, celery or cucumber to feed it through.
5 - Less pulp, less digestive processes, less hunger!
6 - Fresh is best, but canned or frozen can be used.
7 - Drink while it's fresh, to receive the most enzymes and nutrients.
8 - Juice can be stored for work in a insulated cooler, keep as cold as possible.
9 - Expensive at first, 7-14 days into a juice fast you will naturally cut down amount needed.
10 - Eventually you'll desire supplementing water or dilute with water.
11 - It'll get easier and easier as you go. Be patient. What use to take 1 hour will be cut in 1/2! You can do it too!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My new coffee Day 2!

So yesterday I decided to join my husband and begin juicing.  The lemonade cleanse is amazing but I don't know if I will ever be able to go a full 10 days drinking the same thing and not eating anything at all.  At least with the juicing there are different flavors from the different fruits and vegetables.

I started my day off with some carrot juice and a bit of ginger - Amazing as I knew it would be.  But then around 6:00 my husband made me a mean green.  Can I just say never again will I take the mean green so late. I was exhausted from being up all night the night before and then after drinking the juice got my second wind.  To the point where I couldn't go to sleep at all grrrrrr!  But I refused to get up and work.  I have to change my sleeping patterns to where they were.  Rising early sleeping early.  

Mean Green will now be my first thing in the morning regimen.  Who needs coffee when you have this mean green good Lord!!!  So far so good with the juicing.

Today will be Day 2!!!

Juicing is a part of my new life

It's crazy!!  I've been a food addict for most of my life.  And when I was trying to eat right I was deeply involved and believing in the Atkins lifestyle which I have done off and on for almost 16 years now.  But I have to say I am super excited about this new lifestyle.  Once I am done with my cleanse Juicing will become a part of my life.  Look forward to seeing a series of posts about juicing and the eating of fruits of vegetables.

According to the Idea Designs on Squidoo, here is the start of the series of Juicing.

Basics of Juicing. Feel Healthy, Do Organic!

Good Fruits and Vegetables to have on hand.
- Apples
- Red Grapes
- Strawberries
- Pineapple
- Melons (drink immediately)
- Citrus (Use a Citrus Juicer)

- Carrots
- Celery
- Cucumber
- Tomato
- Kale (Spinach or Broccoli)
- Lime (Nice Punch)
- Sweet Potato

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sugar Toxic? What? I mean I knew it was bad.....

60 Minutes is such a reliable source in my book.  I mean I knew Sugar was bad for you but toxic?  That's just crazy!!!  Check out this latest video!