Sunday, May 30, 2010

Clipping coupons is saving us money

I'm just getting into the swing of couponing again and have made some pretty good "scores" lately :)

Today after church we stopped at CVS and I picked up a Ban deodorant and a 4# container of Domino sugar. Here's how I saved $4.95

Ban Retail: $2.99 (saved $.90 with sales price
Domino sugar: $2.98 (saved $1.80 with sales price
1 coupon. $.50
l coupon. $.75
Extra Cash back reward: $1.00

Total bill was $4.00 and I got ANOTHER $2.00 back in ECB for my next purchase - making my net score for today $2.00 :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gluten Free Cheesy Garlic Coconut Quick Bread

We're enjoying cooking with coconut oil so much I ordered coconut flour recently from Tropical Traditions and today I'm making this Gluten Free Cheesy Bread..will let you know how it turns out!

It sure smells good :) Check it out here!

I'm still constantly amazed at how great I feel at the age of 62 from adjusting my lifestyle to organic foods and eliminating soy and gluten from my diet. Thanks be to God for organic businesses.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Devastating Effect of Fast Food

My husband and I have been changing our life style in the way we eat. We only buy organic grass fed beef, we buy fresh vegetables from the local farmers markets, we order our soy free eggs from out of state, we have eliminated all products that contain soy, we have eliminated bread and dairy, we have eliminated fried foods (we only use coconut oil and EVOO) and we have eliminated most sugar products from our diet except for honey and our cocktail or wine.

Mentally, one of the biggest changes is reducing our portion size. We share one chicken breast or one steak and if we eat out, we share only one meal. This sounds difficult but it really isn’t. We don’t miss anything with this life style change, we never feel deprived and we always feel satisfied. We do not have the ups and downs we used to experience when we ate anything we wanted.

However, with this life style change we do have a cheat day each week. We usually will make a homemade pizza on this day and a dessert like sugar free brownies or an apple crisp. We don’t eat out much since we feel our cooking is better than what we can get at a restaurant. Plus, we like trying new recipes.

Last weekend we went to a May Fair to view the arts and crafts. On the way home we made the mistake of stopping at a McDonalds and we shared an Angus burger, a large fry (we usually get a small) and a large sweet iced tea (we usually get a small).

If we had stuck with the small fries we probably would have been OK. But then, the next day was Mothers Day and my husband decided to take me out to eat.

For lunch we shared a greasy (probably trans fat) blackened grouper with no fries.BIG mistake! My system had been detoxed by eating good foods for the past two months and boy did I get sick from that grease! I didn't want to hurt my husband's feelings because it was Mothers Day so I didn't complain about the food to the waitress.

That night we made our homemade pizza (which was delicious) but it was also more bread even though it was not made with enriched flour.

Now get this, my husband gained 4 pounds in those two days of "cheating". He was devastated! It’s no wonder we were considered obese when that used to be our life style. Also, it took 5 days for him to lose the four pounds it only took two days to gain. Seeing this weight gain it really brought home to us the negative and positive effects food can have on us. Cheat a little, pay a lot.

If you want to see how food affects you, simply weigh yourself each morning when you get up. Make sure you weigh in the nude so different articles of clothing do not affect your overall weight. Record your weight each day and see how the previous day’s food and liquid affect’s your weight.

After weighing yourself for a week, you may also want to consider a life style change. If you need support, contact me.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Do you have Acid Reflux?

Do You Have Acid Reflux?

Did you realize that Stomach Cancer is on the rise in young adults? One of the major causes is a condition called Acid Reflux. Not only can Acid Reflux cause Stomach Cancer but it can also cause Throat Cancer. Either condition can have a huge impact on your quality of life and even life itself.

If you are not sure you have Acid Reflux, some of the symptoms are:
• A feeling that food is trapped behind the breastbone
• Heartburn or a burning pain in the chest
o Symptoms are increased by bending, stooping, lying down, or eating
o More likely or worse at night
o Relieved by antacids which have their own side effects
• Nausea after eating
• Cough or wheezing
• Difficulty swallowing
• Sore Throat
• Hoarseness or change in voice
• Regurgitation of food
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar to you?

The sad part is that the medical profession will treat you with every Pharmaceutical ever manufactured that will give you temporary relief of this problem. Unfortunately, ALL Manufactured Pharmaceuticals have side effects, some which are more debilitating than the problem itself.
What you will not be told is that the condition can be controlled simply by drinking Alkaline Water. Alkaline water neutralizes the acid in your stomach and eliminates the problem. Water, even alkaline water, has no side effects.

What is Alkaline Water?

I met a new friend and learned that her acid reflux was so bad even under a doctor’s care that she was almost home bound. I convinced her to try my alkaline water and gave her two and a half gallons of alkaline water from my Life Ionizer machine. She noticed a difference with her first glass. By the end of the second day, she had husband order her a Life Ionizer. She has not had a problem with acid reflux since October 2009 when she began drinking alkaline water.

If I were close enough to you I would give you alkaline water so you could experience the power of this water for yourself. But this is not a problem because the company has a 60 day money back guarantee.

Don’t suffer when you eat or take the chance of acid reflux turning into something worst. And especially don’t risk the side effects of pharmaceuticals for short term relief. Do your research here
to decide if you want to improve the quality of your life.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Do you know why you have dry skin?

Do you have dry skin? Do you ever wonder why your skin is so Dry and why it's so hard to replace the moisture in it?

If you’re like me you may have thought it was because you got too much sun when you were younger and basically baked all the oil out of your skin.

Or, maybe you think it is due to your diet. Then again, you think maybe it's a gland problem.

Whatever the reason for dry skin, it itches.

I scratch my skin with my fingernails, I scratch with my toes, I scratch my itchy back up against a door jam, I use a back scratcher, I have even used a tree with rough bark and as a last resort my wife gives me a back scratch!

No matter how it happens, dry skin can almost drive you crazy.

To alleviate the dryness and itching, I have used one of thousands of products you can buy to eliminate dry skin and itching. Moisturizers, hand creams, body oils, bath oils, Corn Huskers Lotion and Udder cream (this is for when you’re really getting desperate).

But I discovered all of these lotions and potions are just temporary fixes.

As soon as they soak in, get rubbed off or get washed off, it starts all over again. What could be worse? I'll tell you what could be worse.

Imagine that you are sealing in the very cause of your dryness with your lotion and potions. OMG How is that possible?

I'm sure you know the effect most chlorine treated pools have on your skin. Regardless of where you live your municipal water supplies are treated with chlorine - and of course, chlorine dries your skin out.

So, after you shower or take a bath, you encase the chlorine on your skin with lotions and potions which just continues to dry out your skin. And the cycle continues ... day after day... week after week.

Here's how you can learn more about the harmful effects of chlorine in your tap water and how you can get the best shower in the world that is free of chlorine.