Friday, February 27, 2015

Real Food Fridays #77 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Check your Gut Bacteria If..


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How much do you know about your gut bacteria? How much do you know about your immune system health? How much do you know about how gut bacteria effects your brain and overall health?

Recently I did some extensive research on gut microbiome also known as gut bacteria or gut flora. Once again I am left wondering why we are not taught about this in science class or why doctors do not go here first. We have 10 X more bacteria in our bodies than human cells. This bacteria is needed to have a health brain, immune system, skeletal system, bones, and metabolism.

Bad Gut Bacteria
Wow gut bacteria is really important, the good kind of course. Sometimes we end up with bad bacteria in our guts due to eating the wrong foods such as GMOs, processed, refined sugar, fried foods and more. Chronic stress can also effect our gut bacteria along with medications. Those taking prescription drugs are creating within their guts an unhealthy environment by hindering the absorption of valuable vitamins.

The Immune System
Eighty percent of our immune system is located in our guts, eighty percent!!! That is a big percentage of our immune system which many do not know, yes I was there too. Because it is where the largest percentage of our immune system is located it is important to know about it. With this knowledge we can begin to heal our guts, create a healthy gut microbiome, and become healthy.

Signs of Unhealthy Gut Bacteria
While many of these signs could be a sign of another issue go to the gut first. This is especially true if you or someone you know is dealing with more then one.
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Bad Breath
  • Hormonal Issues
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Chronic Anemia
  •  Allergies or Intolerance to Dairy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prostate Problems
  • And more
Now there are also specific mental and physical health issues our society deals with today that alert us to the fact our gut bacteria is unhealthy.
  • Various Skin Issues (psoriasis/eczema)
  • Issues with Joints (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Type I Diabetes 
  • Heart Failure
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Various Mental Health Issues (brain fog, depression, autism)
  • Celiac Disease  
  • Weight Issues
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Weight Issues and Gut Bacteria
Studies have shown that gut bacteria contributes to the way we gain weight and loss weight. One study utilized two rodents which were kept away from bacteria. They then took the gut bacteria from two twins, one thin and one with extra weight, and placed their gut bacteria into the rodents. The gut bacteria they received made a difference in how their bodies reacted to being fed the exact same food in the exact same portions. The thin twin's gut bacteria was found to be abound with a variety og healthy gut bacteria while the one with extra weight had less.

Develop Healthy Gut Bacteria
The foods that contribute to healthy gut bacteria are foods which are high in fiber such as vegetables and fruits. Fermented foods and beverages also provide our guts with healthy bacteria to benefit our health. Above all stay away from GMOs (genetically modified organisms,) processed foods, refined sugar, and fried foods.

One of my friend's daughter has eczema really bad on the palm of her hand. She put the whole family on a grain free diet and it is clearing up. During my research I saw no mention of grain, guess more research is needed. This holds true for scientists also who are just now really looking into the gut microbiome.

Conclusion
In conclusion it is plain to see that our gut bacteria plays an important role in our over all health. With this new knowledge we can help ourselves heal, loss weight, and live healthier lifestyles.

Have you discovered the health benefits of tending to your gut bacteria? Oh before you go watch the 11 minute video on the gut microbiome.



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Real Food Fridays #76 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Find Your Pefect Push Up

 When we think of doing push ups we think of the traditional position and/or the traditional female version. However there are various ways to do push ups some to make it easier and others to make more intense. No, matter where you are in your health journey there is a push for you.

 If you are having a hard time doing traditional push ups try doing them on a counter or wall. Place your feet at a distance that is comfortable for you. Support your core by sucking in those abs, be sure you are feeling the contraction in your chest and upper back. If you do not feel that contraction change your foot position or hand position. This option is one which may have to be experimented with to make it work for you.


There are a variety of ways to do incline push ups and you can use whatever you have available. The first way is to place your toes upon on object, I like to use the stability ball. The second is to place your hands upon an object such as a step or workout bench.






Taking it to next level is easy to do and there are tons of options. You can use a medicine ball to perform an uneven pushup, start with one hand then roll the ball to the other hand. Once the ball is in the other hand perform the pushup movement.




One of my favorites is a push up with a row you will need a dumbbell for this one. If just starting out start with a 3 lb, I have been doing them for awhile and use a 5 lb.

 There are many more clapping after doing a push up, one hand push up, doing push ups with someone on your back, and believe or not a bunch more. If you are interested in other versions because you have already mastered all of these I have included a few links for you to check out.

82 Push Ups You Need to Know About

25 Ways to Do a Push Up- Video



Friday, February 6, 2015

Real Food Fridays #71 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.

It’s Your Life

Your host are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen.
                     Your co-hosts are

Thanks to all the awesome real food bloggers who link up each week. Let's support each other by checking out at least one other blog posts, and let them know you found them at the Real Food link up.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. Any and all posts I view will be shared on all social media including the Facebook group and the  Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Healing Salve


I created a healing salve about a year ago that Southern Man has been successfully selling where he parks his truck. Due to the success many individuals have had with it and various issues he has talked me into selling it online.

It makes me feel good knowing that something I created is helping others where a doctor could not. Some of the issues the salve has been proven to work on are as follows.

  • Mosquito Bites - Apply after getting bit relieves the itch and leaves no trace a bite ever occured.
  • Diaper Rash 
  • Various other Rashes
  • Foot Fungus
  • Certain types of Moles
  • Decrease Eye Wrinkles 
  • Dry Skin
  • Psoriasis - This salve has helped more than one individual to almost totally eliminate this skin condition.
  • Skin Flaps - My husband and I have both used it for this issue and while it does not take them totally away both of just have a small bump that is barely visible.
  • Comfrey is the main ingredient and is known to heal bruises and broken bones.
Caution must be taken when using the salve for it contains Comfrey which rebuilds skin cells rapidly. It should never be used on a open wound which could be infected because it will seal the infection inside the body. Please heed this warning I experienced first hand on a wound that had been cleaned and even had peroxide applied to it before hand.

It also contains Marshmallow Root which is used to aid in the healing of bed sores. Plantain is also incorporated which is an astringent, along with bees wax and olive oil. All the ingredients used are organic and the salve is available in two sizes 2 oz for $10.00 and 4 oz for $15.00. The price includes shipping and handling. 

Available at this time to U.S. residents only quantities are limited at this time.

Updated January 6, 2015 - I had the opportunity yesterday to speak with two women who have been using my salve. They told me they use the salve on everything even the dog. Here is some of the issues they used it with and had great success.
  • Pimples - Said it disappeared over night.
  • Hang Nails
  • Cold Sores - Said cold sores disappear over night.


Healing Salve

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Law of Attraction & The Bible


I was prompted to watch the movie The Secret , but put it off because I felt it did not coincide with my beliefs as a believer. Once I decided to watch it, it made sense to me and I started listening to everything I could find on the law of attraction. The more I listened the more scripture references I heard it was then I realized this is the life we were created to live.

There are so many references in the Bible to the law of attraction, but they have never been pointed out to us the way it is meant to. We are all gods containing the same power of our Heavenly Father. Think about if we are created by Him than He is in us, a part of us, encompassed in our DNA. After all if you have an apple pie you know what it is going to taste like because you know where it came from. Are we really so different that our Creator is not within our DNA? No, we just have never been taught that this is the truth of our being. I will now only offer various Bible verses and from there you can decide if you are ready for this truth or will continue to lead a mediocre life.

Psalm 82:5-6 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Notice in the scripture above Yahushua said ABUNDANTLY not mediocre and not just below the poverty level. 

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Matthew 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

All of these scripture references speak of the law of attraction we can do all things through Yahushua who gives us strength. That strength is the strength instilled within us as children of the Most High. Our words are powerful and when you think about the words you speak and how your life is you will see that you have actually attracted the life you have. 

In order to change your life you need to change the words you speak. YaHuWah answers all prayers, so if you say "I don't have enough money for that" or "I can't afford that" YaHuWah says that is right. Our prayers should be spoken as if it already is, but that is not enough you have to have faith, believe it, feel it, taste it, and live it. Thank you Father that I am effortlessly and easily attracting wealth, thank you Father that I am strong and healthy, you get the picture. 

I am not an expert on the topic only sharing what I have learned so far. Yes, I have been thanking the Father every day for various things in my life and yes I have them. There are some that are in the works and others that came about very easily.  I continue to study the Word with others who know what I know and on my own. I thank you Father that this message has reached many people and now they too are living the life they were created to live.