Thursday, March 26, 2015

Real Food Fridays #81 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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Real Food Fridays #80 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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Real Food Fridays #79 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.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Online Magazine Opportunities


I'm both honored and excited to announce the upcoming launch of the magazine named after this blog. There was a struggle with the name of the magazine, but it was determined that "It's Your Life" fits with the natural living theme of the magazine.

With a desire to educate others in how to live a happy, healthy, natural life the name of the blog seemed to fit. After all it is your life and you have choices to make in regards to how you live it. Do you want to continue living sick and tired or are you sick and tired of it? Now this magazine gives no guarantees, but instead seeks to open minds to the various health and mental problems many suffer. What most do not know is how complex our bodies and minds truly are and what it can take to make or keep them healthy.

Through my journey to a happy, healthy, natural lifestyle I have learned alot and continue to learn. Sharing the experiences I have had personally and the inspiration of others who have also overcome physical and mental health problems without drugs is what this magazine brings to its readers. Striving for a unique magazine that has never been done before we have come up with some great ways to help our readers lead a happy, healthy, natural lifestyle.

What You Will Find in Our Magazine
  • Unique articles geared towards natural healing of various health and mental problems 
  • Articles geared towards physical fitness its importance and the many benefits it brings
  • Self sufficiency on various levels rather you just want to grow your own food or strive to be totally off the grid
  • How to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and improve your health along with unique recipes
  • Superfoods are important for our bodies as they bring various vitamins and minerals other foods do not. 
  • Herbs for health, healing, and growing
  • Detoxing and avoiding heavy metals and other toxins
  • World news that makes a difference to our health
  • The mind is a terrible thing to waste yet so many of us do find out how powerful your mind is and how it can bring you peace, happiness, and financial freedom
  • You will be introduced to coaches who can make a difference in various aspects of you life.
  • Homeschooling is an important part of the natural living lifestyle as our children were given to us to raise and bring up. Each issue will include a topic with links for study, knowledge, and fun.
  • All advertisements will be geared towards natural living if it be those who create, provide, or can bring to us something that effects our life in a positive manner.
 
This magazine incorporates all these topics into one magazine by writers who are either living what they write about or have a strong passion for the mentioned topics. 

Call To Action
  • We are seeking more bloggers passionate about these topics to write for us in exchange for advertisement with a live link and bio.
  • If you have a product you would like to advertise geared towards natural living we will do it in exchange for a link to the online magazine on your site, will include a live  link time span to be determined.
  • FREE issue for those who will put up a link to the magazine in their sidebar for that issue
  • If you have a topic you would like to see written about that no one else has addressed email me @ edjumpoff@yahoo.com.
These terms are for a limited time only to be determined.

The deadline for the first magazine is Monday March 16, 2015 contact Joyce Wheeler editor, writer, publisher, and co-designer for more information @ edjumpoff@yahoo.com.

April is Autism Awareness Month if you or someone you know has dealt with this health problem naturally we want to hear from you. We are seeking an article on a family who done this and know that they are out there. So, many families deal with autism and they need to know that if caught early enough it can be eliminated.




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.