“So what? Everyone likes sugar.”
We all NEED a little sugar in our diet. A little sugar isn’t going to hurt you. Well, there lies the issue. What is the BIG DEAL?
Natural sugars in moderation are necessary for body functioning in a healthy and natural way. However, many of us are at the toxic level of ADDED sugar and consume more than we should in a month, every single day. I had to come to terms with the temporary pleasures that wreck MAJOR havoc on my health. Not to mention the GMO’s and refining process that produce toxins.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Take the time today to treat yourself. However, instead of sugar, swap out one of your regular choices with honey, molasses, stevia, agave or a fruit. Be cautious here as these are still sugars and less is needed for sweetness. Here is how sugar is ranked.
Maybe this means taking something you enjoy and giving it a makeover and substituting ingredients. It is important to use less of the alternative sugar.
Be careful not to fall into looking for sugar-free as an alternative. There are many unsafe alternatives that are as bad or worse than added sugar.
Use less sugar alternatives as they are even considered questionable by some as some healthy sugars that can kill you.
Xylotol is a natural sweetener and can poison your dog.
COMMIT TO SWITCH
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Great for kidney stone flushing and liver, kidney and gal bladder organ support. Always use filtered water.
Add fresh squeezed lemon* to your water with
These drinks with lemon help your body pH and liver and kidney function, not to mention the many other health benefits that come along. It will curb diabetes, heart disease and much more. Start low and slow and add a little more each day to work into a Tbsp of apple cider vinegar*.
NOTE: Lemons are currently on the Clean 15 list and you do not have to purchase them organic unless you plan to use the peels. Update as of 2019 they are not on the list.
ADDITIONAL DETOX DRINKS
I also occasionally added the following to my regular detox drinks.
I ALWAYS PREPARED (OR had my kids help prepare) a large glass of water and one of these listed above or below available during my DETOX BATHS to stay hydrated well.
If your like me you need a quick grab for energy throughout the day. I make up a batch of granola for myself and kids and keep it in travel sized packaging-small mason jars.
Here’s how I make mine.
Combine oatmeal and cinnamon in a large bowl, slowly drizzle honey and molasses over the oats covering until well blended but not too sticky. Bake on a cookie sheet at low temp for 10-15 minutes or until desired crunch or chewy. Add additional ingredients to cooled oats and store in a sealed container in fridge or cupboard. Lasts 2-6 weeks.
I have discovered the natural way to improve my life. It’s far too good to keep to myself. This is for all my friends and family who are curious about my new lifestyle changes and all those others who would like to learn what has worked for me.
Some of us grow up hearing, ‘it’s all about our diet and exercise.’ Well, if you are like me, you may think, ‘I do not need to diet’, or , ‘I eat pretty healthy.’ This is the thinking that has gotten me into a bit of trouble. Maybe you have trouble losing weight, feel sluggish, losing momentum or plain just don’t ever feel good. You may be on your own healing path and have tips to share. You’re in the right place.
Well, diet and exercise is a broad and overused term. I will attempt to break it down and explain exactly what that means to me today…
I am a 36 year old, mother of five children and 110 pounds on a heavy day. I grew up in Utah, eating the average American diet of cold cereals, malt o meal, oatmeal, eggs, french toast, pancakes, waffles all smothered in margarine and imitation maple syrup and toast with margarine for breakfast’s. Macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, school lunches and fast foods once or twice a month for lunches. I enjoyed a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks and home cooked dinners (mostly out of a can of coarse). I drank a cup or two of milk daily and a juice on occasion. We had six kids in the family so the fresh food went quickly.
I recreationally used drugs and alcohol and tobacco as a teenager, but I quickly turned my life around upon getting pregnant, and turning my life over to God and being forgiven by the blood shed by Jesus Christ for all my sins. I married at 17 and began my family.
I have always been fairly healthy, but occasionally I had suffered from dry skin and cracking, some athletes feet, eczema and warts. These skin issues went dormant mostly after my teen years of partying. (I will share my conclusion on this in a later post)
As a mom, I loved to cook mostly from scratch and use family recipes, I made homemade pies like my dad and my mom’s no bake cheesecake for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I enjoy creating new and healthy snacks, rice krispie treats, cookies of all kinds (with what I thought was a healthy twist.) I also enjoyed homemade pancakes smothered in imitation syrup, whole wheat flour, oatmeal raisin cookies with nuts, I served my family crepes weekly (white flour, egg, milk, a thin pancake smothered in margarine and powdered sugar).
All in all, I seemed pretty healthy most of the time. I did start to feel sluggish, low energy, and had a complete lack of motivation or ability to keep up with my kids the past 10 years or so, but this is normal right?
So I thought…
WHY WAS I STILL SICK?
This is only the beginning of amazing things to come.
Thanks for coming along for my journey…
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Here is the basics to my Journey of healing.
Remedies in the order that I have tried and the results I got (a work in progress)
Dr recommendations prescribed and over the counter yeast and fungal creams, steroids and more.
Vodka and essential oils.
Cayenne pepper and yogurt-applied topically on my hand eczema and covered with a glove when needed
Peanut butter cinnamon and honey-combined as a scrub. Apply over eczema and scrub. Let sit scrape off and wash with non toxic soap.
Vinegar and borax-detox bath with added essential oils such as, thieves, cloves, rosemary, lavender. To avoid oil burns mix with a small amount of castile soap and run under bath water to disperse evenly.
Cloves-tincture internal (NOT ESSENTIAL OIL) and topically
Garlic and olive oil (Topical and internal)
Borax and peroxide-bath with oils as well
Thymol – benefect botanical disinfectant
30 Day Faith Detox. (I made it to day 10)
Avoid Sugar, Wheat and Dairy
Cleansing Detox and Support
Parasite cleanse (Only begin after bowels and liver have been cleansed and/or regular and functioning well)
Graphic Images. Parasites expelled after taking DE garlic greens apple cider vinegar lemon juice olive oil. Eczema cleared as well with coconut oil. Rubbery outer and smelly gooey inner
*please note that it is important to keep regular bowel movements and more than normal fluids during this healing and cleansing. If constipated at any point, ease back a little on dosages and take steps to clear bowels and then continue
Turmeric and Ginger for support healing
Milk thistle and dandelion tea for kidney and liver support
Cleavers for diaretic cleansing
Essiac tea cancer and healing
Adrenal formula for detox support to keep immune system detox flow
Lemon water for liver support
Apple cider vinegar
Immune Booster (Probiotic and Gut and Lymphatic Support)
2 Corinthians 1:11-13 King James Version (KJV)
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. For we write none other things unto you, that what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;