October 27, 2010
ORGANIC baskets are available at certain locations at certain times as well. I try to get organic vegetables and fruits whenever possible because they aren't full of pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are injested and put a greater tax on your liver over time. So, you may want to try going more organic whenever possible!
- SLIM Loose weight
- CLEANSE Clean out old, built up lining and toxins that have hardened inside the intestinal wall. It is said that some people have POUNDS of built-up "mucoid plaque" in their colon. The surface area of the intestines with all their folds and crevices is said to be equal to the size of a tennis court! Nutrients can now be absorbed through the wall into the bloodstream and carried to all the cells throughout your body, whereas before, much of the vitamins and minerals were wasted because they couldn't be absorbed through all that JUNK! Toxins can now be easily absorbed into the intestine through the wall so they won't be recirculated through the bloodstream and cells. Green vegetables cleanse the bloodstream which helps clean every organ in your body!
- HEAL Now that your body is cleaned out, keep eating right and your body will heal itself from any and all illnesses. It can often take a long time to heal, but keep eating very well and your body will thank you over time!
- ENERGIZE Raw vegetables and juices give lots of energy. Being rid of toxins gives more energy, and allows you to absorb the energizing nutrients from all the healthy foods you eat.
- CUT CRAVINGS As a result of absorbing much more nutrition than before, you may not crave junk food or overeat regular foods, therefore easily maintaining a healthy weight! I have been eating healthier for about 5 years now and this is SO true...you've gotta try it!!!
- PRETTIER SKIN Skin becomes more clear and wrinkles seem to firm up in the face!
- BETTER BLOOD SUGAR Blood sugar is more stabilized.
- GAIN CONFIDENCE & SELF DISCIPLINE After cleansing and watching what I eat, I did notice that I was a happier person, not so impatient with my kids and people in general and I realized what is most important in life!
- RELEASE EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE There is a growing school of thought that people store emotions in different parts of the body, and the intestines can store a lot of old emotions. Therefore releasing old baggage can also stir up and bring to the surface old emotional baggage that you may not have even been aware was inside you.
- ESTABLISH BETTER EATING HABITS After cleansing out all the old junk and feeling so energized, clean and healthy, you have a greater desire to be more careful to fuel your body with energizing, health-promoting foods, and leave the JUNK behind!
- EASIER EXERCISE With less toxins, fat and pounds in your system, exercise is now easier and more fun! Joints aren't as taxed like they were before, and arthritis may clear up from getting rid of the toxins in the joints. It is also more fun to wear shorts and swim suits to exercise now that you are slimmer, firmer and trimmer!
Exodus Cleanse Smoothie
1 cup Psyllium Husk powder
1 cup Apple Fiber
1/2 cup Bentonite, Orsa, or Green Clay powder
3 T Senna Leaf powder
2 T Cinnamon
2 tsp Ginger
You can find most if not all of these ingredients at any health food store (Good Earth is a great source).
Combine and store at room temperature. The fiber and clay work together to absorb and peel off the hardened mucous matter off the intestinal wall. Within 48 hours of the first day of the clense, you will get "the rope" either in one piece or in smaller pieces expelled from your body. This is a victory and is well worth celebrating...YEAH!!!
DAY 1 Cleanse Smoothies-
Mix: 1-2 Tablespoons of the Exodus cleanse smoothie mixture with 1 cup of water and 2 Tablespoons frozen juice concentrate. Stir and drink immediately before it thickens.
* THE NIGHT BEFORE right before bed, drink 1 Exodus Cleanse smoothie. Refill the glass several times to drink the residue and plenty of water.
* DRINK A CLEANSE SMOOTHIE three times during the day. Drink pure filtered water after and in between all day long.
* HUNGRY? If you still feel hungry, drink fresh vegetable juices or eat a little raw veggies.
* PM SPA TIME- Just before bed, drink a 1/4 cup of wheat grass juice (keep 1/4 juice for an enema)
Do an enema with warm water and a few cayenne granules or a little lemon juice. Hold it long enough to massage your stomach to loosen things up inside before expelling (3-5 minutes if you can).
Then do an enema with 1/4 cup of wheat grass juice and hot water. Hold it for 5-20 minutes or as long as you can. Then take a nice hot bath!
DAYS 2,3, 4 Juice Cleansing
* AM SPA TIME (same as Day 1)
* AM JUICING- Make 2 quarts of sweet juice (5 lb. bag of organic carrots, 1 apple, 4 celery, or whatever you want to add). Run the pulp through 4x adding a little water to make 2 quarts. (This will probably last 1-2 days.)
Make 1 cup of green drink: a combination the sweet juice and green vegetables such as spinach, swiss chard, beet greens, a clove of garlic if you wish, etc.
* ALL DAY Whenever you are thirsty, drink a glass of sweet juice. Drink water in between. Hot Herbal Teas are also GREAT during a juice fast: chamomile, alfalfa, dandelion, red clover, echinacea, etc.
* HUNGRY? Eat raw veggies if you wish, yet your body will cleanse a lot better with just juices.
* PM SPA TIME (same as DAY 1)
DAYS 5, 6 Work back into cooked food
Drink vegetable juices twice a day.
Eat more raw than cooked foods, including a salad for lunch. Make sure you use a healthy cold-pressed olive oil organic dressing. The extra virgin olive oil will help keep your system lubricated during the cleanse.
IMPORTANT NOTES: I do this cleanse, but I only do DAY 1, 2, and 3. Then I work back into cooked foods on the 4th day. Do whatever you can, but if you are bordering on obesity, I HIGHLY recommend you do it the whole 6 days to thoroughly CLEAN out your colon! You may need some help from your husband or a friend for some motivational support because it isn't very fun, but SO rewarding in the end when you completely clean out your colon. I also recommend you clean out your gallbladder and liver soon after so your body can flush out all the toxins your liver has had stored.
DID YOU KNOW? Your LIVER is the major FAT-BURNING organ in your body and if it is overtaxed with toxins, you will not be able to loose fat no matter how hard you exercise and no matter how healthy you are eating. This is why I highly recommend you cleanse your body and then keep it as clean as possible by eating right and exercizing! Please post any comments on how this cleanse worked for YOU!!!
October 12, 2010
1/4 c. rice powder (brown rice ground in blender or food processor, or do the same with Oats)
1 cup water
1. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly.
3. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired
3. Serve warm.
Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. For health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous and add up to at least 30 minutes a day.
Exercise can be broken into three areas:
•Aerobic activities – speeds heart rate and breathing and improves heart and lung fitness. Examples are brisk walking, jogging, and swimming.
•Resistance, strength building, and weight-bearing activities – helps build and maintain bones and muscles by working them against gravity. Examples are carrying a child, lifting weights, and walking. They help to build and maintain muscles and bones.
•Balance and stretching activities – enhances physical stability and flexibility, which reduces risk of injuries. Examples are gentle stretching, dancing, yoga, martial arts, and t’ai chi.
Here are some ideas. Pick a few and make a goal to start.(http://www.mypyramid.gov/)
Moderate physical activities include: •Walking briskly (about 3 ½ miles per hour)
•Golf (walking and carrying clubs)
•Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour)
•Weight training (general light workout)
Vigorous physical activities include: •Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)
•Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)
•Swimming (freestyle laps)
•Walking very fast (4 ½ miles per hour)
•Heavy yard work, such as chopping wood
•Weight lifting (vigorous effort)
October 5, 2010
There are lots of types of co-op and they are normally not-for-profits that just want to bring a service or goods to people, or bring people together.
I've done a search of Utah Co-ops to see what's available around here. I've only tried a few:
1. www.BountifulBaskets.org (available in cities all over parts of the West, check the location: AZ, ID, UT, WY, etc.)
Various assorted semi-local Produce Baskets you order the week before(and a few other food items, including organic option) and then pick up at a designated location.
2. www.utahcoop.org (4892 S. Commerce Dr (300 W) and only open Th, F, Sat for limited hours)
Discounted food/essentials store- They get good deals from grocers for cheaper food and they don't re-sell for a high profit like most grocers. Their cheese is normally only $1-3! Which is awesome. and they have various options depending on the week. But, it is hit and miss, so don't go expecting amazing things all the time.(It's like shopping at the thrift store D.I., sometimes you find hidden treasures, but it's not always the same stuff). They do sell bulk diapers for cheap, if you're doing disposables.
This is an educational-type of co-op. You can sign up for free newsletters which connect you with helpful info on educational classes they offer on gardening, food storage, finances, etc. They generally do a class here and there about 4 times a month at one or two downtown SLC locations. But their website has some helpful info right on it. I found a pdf document of an S.O.S.(Sauce or Soup) recipe and a list of meals you can use this with (it's a pre-prepared flavoring packet you create)--great for food storage I think..I haven't tried it yet. (http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/FNP_101.pdf)
Feel free too try them and post comments on what you've tried.
Here's a list of others I haven't tried:
The Community Food Co-op of Utah: Crossroads Urban CenterA self-sustaining food purchasing network along the Wasatch Front that brings people together for food, savings, and community.
Goal is to provide the best quality locally-grown and supported food for the best price (generally 30-50% grocery price. You order a basket of food for about $20 and then pick it up at a designated location. They have meat baskets and such too. The only other requirement is that you do 2 hours of service a month (for anyone, anywhere, but for the co-op if at all possible). They aren't fully organic.
When shopping for something, I'll always "froogle"/google search and click the left option "shopping," this allows google to just bring up items for sell that match as results of the search.
I also do a search on Amazon.com to compare what they have. If you're a Mom, you can do amazon.com/mom and get free shipping for qualified orders for three months or something...plus more benefits if you want to read about them. Or just regular purchases on their site can be shipped for free if your total order of qualified amazon products is over $25.
The third place I check is walmart.com, which if you find what you want for the right price, has free site-to-store pickup. You just order it to the store and then pick it up inside the store at the back, pre-paid and everything. That's been nice.
I've realized that all the big stores/companies have websites with mailings and that if there's one store you love to shop at, you should sign up for the email list to a junk email account. Every once in awhile I'll check my junk email and find some great coupons for DownEast or Babies R Us or Lands End, etc....whatever store.
The other big thing to note is that when I order online from a big store, I try to always find something on sale, and with free shipping. I generally google coupon/promo codes for stores online so I get a deal. This has been so helpful for some things, less for others. A present I bought for Paul was from a site which normally cost more than a place like walmart or amazon, but a google search found this item discounted, and a promo code I found happened to save me 15% off the bill too, so I got two things for a savings of $6.50 for one and at least $11 for the other (off the lowest amazon price). Crazy good deal! Of course I had to pay shipping for this smaller site, but I still saved!
The one downside is that this effort takes time. IF you don't have time or patience to search for the best cost, or to wait for such deals, then this isn't for you.
There are also local coupons you can see. I know pinchingyourpennies.com has coupons and such. And Smiths has their coupons online too....I'm not as much of a coupon person, so I can't tell you too much about that, but feel free to google coupon places around your local area if that's up your alley.
I don't normally love walmart, but occasionally I'll get something there if it's a steal of a deal.