Monthly Archives: January 2016

Let’s Talk About the Dates on Egg Cartons

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I found this article on codes for the dates of the freshness for the eggs in the carton you purchase in the grocery store…the article is very good and also the blog has tons of great info so I am going to give you the link to it so you can check it out and maybe learn more info about fresh eggs and maybe even a small hen house in your own yard.

I am a real advocate of reading labels and knowing what is in my food, as I use food as medicine not just nourishment, it does take time and research but I feel so much better when I eat organic, local and non-GMO foods. Here are some pointers to know about:

Know what organic is and what foods can be considered organic; this does mean that sometimes you need to call the company ask questions and/or email them; definitely it is worth a trip to their website, see what kind of info they have and then when you call/email ask questions about some of their statements.  If they don’t say anything about organic and non-GMO you can count on them not having that part their products, they will not be organic etc.

Don’t trust the large food sources for what they say…do your research

Local foods resonate with your body better than out sourced foods, one of the exceptions of this is wheat…90% of the wheat, soy and other grains in the US is GMO and roundup toxic…ALL of the large food corporations of the US use these ingredients in their products…READ LABELS and do research.

If you have any questions about any specific item/product I will be happy to tell you what I know about them/it and/or do some research for you, I am just hitting the tip of the iceberg so to speak when i write these articles, I have done lots of research on products etc, so don’t hesitate to ask me.

This article on egg codes is very interesting and I encourage you to check it out, it just may be your introduction to the story of our food supply and how we need to get informed what we are consuming and putting in our precious bodies.

I only purchase Omega-3 cage free eggs with no hormones etc., but even then the farm fresh ones are better, all we can do is the best we can do, it would be great to be able to have farm fresh….maybe soon….soon has turned into my favorite four letter word….giggles

http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/01/how-old-is-average-supermarket-egg.html

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A Healthy Gut and More

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Here it is the 22nd of January and just now I am creating an energy space in writing something personal…from my AA birthday to after my belly button birthday which is in January it is always a review time in my life for me.  So here I am back at the keyboard on a personal level…I did get a few posts out and kept up pretty much with contacts here on the blog…2016 is the best year yet…giggles

I always like to review my health plan every six months or so, as i use food as medicine in my life and I like to pay close attention to how my current plan is working for me and see if I could make some adjustments…my attention was drawn to probiotics and so started my research on that area…

Before adding probiotics to your shopping list this is what I found out and why now I am eating sauerkraut every day…

Here is some info I found out…

2oz of non pasteurized sauerkraut has more probiotics than 100 probiotic capsules

4-6oz of sauerkraut has 10 trillion bacteria, which is a good thing

Homemade kraut is the best, however you can buy readymade if you are prudent in making sure it is organic and not heated…heating destroys the probiotics

Fresh artesian water should be used and sea salt…no vinegar or heat

I save the liquid and I like to drink it a little each day or so.

In my area, Southern California, I found Bubbies and it is in the refrigerated deli case

In The Gluten Summit, 2013, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, told Dr. Tom O’Bryan, ““With every mouthful of sauerkraut you’re consuming billions of beneficial microbes which will be killing the pathogens in your gut driving them out and replenishing the beneficial flora in your digestive tract.”

Cabbage is high in anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins A and C. Cabbage also reduces lipids in the bloodstream. When cabbage is fermented into sauerkraut the fermentation process opens up the cell walls accessing a higher ratio of vitamins. It has been said that sauerkraut has 200 times more vitamin C than the head of cabbage before fermentation.

I divide the kraut into 1-2oz servings and eat one a day, you can heat it then if you like, I like mine cold…the kraut comes in glass jars and should remain in glass containers, again to preserve the probiotic properties.

Just following these simple instructions I have noticed a reduction in body swelling and a general all over good feeling, I am very pleased with the results. My gut area has reduced some and my digestive system seems to be liking my new treat to it…giggles

I have finally made the complete switch to organic fruits and veggies; and grass fed for farm animal products, my budget required an ease in process and so that process is now complete.

I made a organic, gluten free pumpkin bread for my birthday present to me and it was/is delicious, a Christmas present to me was a toaster oven and I love, love it, so now in my spiritual space of 8×10 I have a rice cooker, electric fry pan and a toaster oven…can life get any better than this…I don’t think so….giggles

Have a wonderful new year…and keep in touch

Much love and light
Spiritdancing

PS:

AND…the most important part of my new year beginning is my a new addition to my spiritual life, I already meditate daily and have my spiritual declarations I make for you, all the world, Gaia and myself, this one I have added that I also now do daily…and twice on Sunday’s….giggles

“So if you like to clean your energy field, simply summon and visualize a beam of WHITE LIGHT from the highest point imaginable….descending down into your energy field which makes you LIGHTER and BRIGHTER. Go down from head to body to toes.

Then sit there about 10-15 minutes while feeling and watching the changes you experience. Once done, you may feel (I have always 100% of times) feel lighter and swifter in my energy field. Don’t take my words for it, do it and experience it yourself.”  Here’s to your clean energy field…yes!!!!

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Household Tip and Tricks

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Sheet sets in pillow cases
For storing your sheet sets neatly in a drawer or a linen closet you put them in one of the pillow cases and they will stack on top of each other, they will be all together and you can just grab and go to the bed they are intended for when it is time to change the sheets.

Dryer Balls
I love these as you don’t have to use fabric softener and/or softener sheets in your dryer. The commercial softeners are very toxic and have been found to be the cause of some crib deaths in infants. The softeners are also very hard on your clothes and linens. There are also woolen dryer balls, but I haven’t used them so I can’t give you a report on them. If you like a scent in your drying of your laundry you can put some essential oil on a dampened wash cloth in with your clothes.

I also like to use the dryer balls in my wash as it seems to get them cleaner…I use two balls in both the washer and the dryer.

Boost laundry soap with Borax
Here is another laundry suggestion…in the laundry section of the grocery store there is a product called Borax…20 Team Borax…picture below…I use about a half of cup in each load of wash and just about ¼ of the suggested amount of laundry soap. Borax sanitizes your wash and is a stain remover; it is great for really soiled washes and non toxic. In fact for moderately soiled loads you could just use the borax and the dryer balls.

Saving Glass bottles
I save all glass bottles, as storing food in plastic containers can transfer toxins into your food, also when you purchase foods the best quality foods are sold in glass so as not to contaminate the product. Also when the foods are stored in glass you can see what is in the container and they easy to label for the date etc.

Repurpose smoothie powder containers
Don’t throw out those protein and smoothie powder containers…you can’t see threw them, but they are perfect for pasta, rice, beans, and other items you buy in bulk and/or in plastic bags, I buy small computer address labels and label my jars and containers

It is always fun to get organized at the beginning of the each year…these are just a few fun and cost effective tips and ideas for your New Year…Have Fun!!!!!

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Non-toxic Oven Cleaner

 

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Our ovens have had a real workout during the holiday season. Between all the baking we had to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus with the cooler weather our minds and bodies are turning to hot dishes as the cold weather inspires us to cook for dinners and all of this gives our ovens a real busy schedule of baking.

Cleaning our ovens is one of those jobs that we really rather not do, and it is usually put off until it just really has to be done.

Even the self cleaning ovens don’t always do a really good job of cleaning and so you still have to get in there and clean some more.

Then there is the preparation to reduce the toxic fumes and protecting the floor, cabinets etc etc…let alone protecting ourselves and the right timing so family members won’t be hurt by the fumes etc.

Well there is a much healthier way and it works just as good if not better than those brash cleansers anyway. AND it only takes about 15-30 minutes without much scrubbing if any.

Mix a quarter cup of baking soda (for this you can use arm and hammer baking soda) with water to create a paste. Cover the complete inside of your oven including the glass and door. If you have large oven and/or double ovens, double or triple the recipe.

Leave it on for 15-30 minutes or until it looks like the residue has lifted off the metal surface and your white paste has turned a dingy brown instead. Then just wipe away the mixture and all your stains should be gone!

If there are any remaining spots left, a quick once over with a scouring sponge should take care of them in no time. No rubber gloves or face mask needed, just a nice clean oven for 2016…happy cleaning

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Another Organic Flu Prevention Technique That Really Works

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The bottom of the feet have meridians, the feet have a potent and direct access point to the internal body organs. The meridians are thought to be the passageways to all body organs. There are numerous and various nerve endings in the bottom of the feet that are directly connected to various organs in the body which is known to be about 7,000 meridians.

One of the best methods that open these electrical passageways, or meridians, and that cleanse the internal organs without any toxic medications or change in the diet is cutting up onions or garlic and placing them in socks (at the bottom part of the feet) during the night while sleeping.

Onion and garlic are vegetables that are popular for their air purifying properties. They are also effective in killing bacteria and germs when applied to the skin, topically. Moreover, the phosphoric acid which the onions contain and which is responsible for the tears during the process of onion chopping or cutting gets into the bloodstream and cleanses the blood and kills the bacteria and the germs that may be festering and waiting to give you the flu.

The ingredients that you will need for this treatment are plastic wrap like saran wrap, warm socks and onion. Slice the onion into thin pieces and wait until its juice appear, which is going to take about a few minutes. Then, take the onion pieces and place them on your feet and then wrap them tightly with the plastic wrap and put on the socks over it.

The best socks to use are the woolen socks since they are the warmest, however, I don’t have woolen socks so I just use regular socks that fit my feet snugly. The plastic wrap is used to hold the onions compactly to your feet and it also keeps the odor of the onion not to permeate the bed/room. If your skin is sensitive, add some oily cream or some natural oil to the onion, this was/is not a problem with me, but some people tend to be skin sensitive, and if that is an issue with you, this is how you would resolve it. This treatment is supposed to be done in the evening, before going to bed, so that the onions can work during the night.

During this time, the nutrient ingredients found in the onion will get through the skin into the bloodstream and will provide numerous heath benefits to your body, such as blood purifying, preventing colds and other bacterial and viral infections, improving of the blood circulation and getting rid of the toxins from the body. In the morning discard the onions and use fresh ones the next night, as your toxins will be absorbed into the onions.

If you want to get the best results, then you should use homegrown onion and/or organic, since it is abundant in active compounds known as lachrymators. I use white onions as I have been told those are the best for this procedure, I can’t give you the reason, but that is what I use and it has always worked. The health benefits of onion depend on the amount of lachrymators. After you wake up, you should remove the onion bandage and then wash your feet using cold water.

Once you have done this, put on the woolen socks and warm your feet. This is a great method for improving the blood circulation, particularly for people who have troubles with bad blood circulation and diabetes. Furthermore, not only people with health issues should do this treatment, but those who are healthy should do it too. That is why it is always recommended, especially when you deal with flu, cold, fever, throat or lung issues, it is completely natural and extremely beneficial.

Another thing I do is take a white onion and cut the top off, just a little and place it in a bowl and place the bowl in and around the house, this will absorb the germs and toxins in your home, office etc. You will find that you reduce your times of getting ill. If the smell bothers you, just having the onion in your rooms will also work, you will know when it is time to replace them as they will turn blackish.  To your new year health…

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This Video Might Change Your Life and Your Year…repost

seems the video didn’t show on the emailing…but it does show on the main blog…here is the link to that

https://qualityoflife4u.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/this-video-might-change-your-life-and-your-year/

not sure why this happened, but there is more than one way to do this…giggles…

much love and light
spiritdancing

This Video Might Change Your Life and Your Year

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“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” ― Ellen Goodman

 

I recommend you take time to watch this short video and see if you can relate to it at all, and if so, make some changes where there needs to be some. It really relates to making changes in our new year and making our life and world a better place.

Seems I did things maybe backwards, seemed that many usual internet people and others took off from Christmas thru the New Year. I was present during the holidays and then took some days off after the New Year. I have revamped my wellness program and eating program and so that integration has taken extra time and I did carve some personal I love you time into that schedule…so…with that said…I am back…giggles.

So here we go full speed ahead into the fun of a new year…let’s make it the best one yet.

love in sand