Thursday, July 16, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A typical 12 oz. sugared beverage contains the equivalent of 10 tsp of sugar. Water has no sugar. Replacing ONE sugared beverage daily with water can cut 3,650 tsp. of sugar a year from your diet. (emphasis mine)
Replacing just one cola a day with water blesses your body on several levels:
* water flushes toxins from your system, which will keep you healthier as you age (toxins store up in our bodies and WILL eventually cause us problems--we can bank on it. We can make our good investments now simply by drinking one extra glass of pure water a day.)
* water makes your skin glow
* water can prevent headaches that are commonly caused by dehydration
* reducing sugar will help extra weight melt away
* sugar is addictive--anything we can do to crave only Christ is a positive thing in our lives
Make it fun to drink your water! For Mother's Day, my kids bought me a large cup from the craft store that they added a picture of our family to, and I love it. It makes me happy to drink my water from this tall cup, so I'm much more likely to drink my water.
Something as simple and inexpensive as drinking water is so a part of my routine that I often forget how basic it is to my health. But I know that when I'm seventy I will be so happly that I drank my water when I was thirty!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
There is a lot on the internet about probiotic, and honestly, it leaves even me confused. So, I rely heavily upon what works for others. And I've heard VERY good things about Beeyoutiful's Tummy Tuneup. For more info on this amazing supplement, click on the Tummy Tuneup banner below.
How do you know if YOU need to balance the bacteria in your gut? You may be a candidate for probiotic if you or your kids deal with any of the following:
Allergies and food sensitivities
Difficulty losing weight
Frequent constipation or diarrhea
Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders
Sleeping poorly, night sweats
Painful joint inflammation, stiffness
Bad breath, gum disease and dental problems
Frequent colds, flu or infections
Chronic yeast problems
Acne, eczema skin and foot fungus
Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms (PMS)
(I've highlighted the ones I personally have dealt or deal with right now--ok, that's embarrassing to air my dirty laundry :-D)
If you deal with any of these symptoms of an unbalanced gut, please consider getting yourself some probiotic.
In a healthy intestinal tract are approximately 400 different kinds of microorganisms. (Due to their inability to withstand an acidic environment, not many are found in the stomach.) As we move on to the small intestine, the number of bacteria increases by a factor of 10, and by the time we get to the colon, there are almost a billion times more than found in the small intestine.
As you can see, getting good bacteria in the form of a probiotic is essential to your overall health! Every health pantry needs a good probiotic--so grab you some today.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
That's the day our second precious daughter was born.
7 lbs. 9 ozs., 20'' long
April 10, 2009
What a special way to celebrate Easter Sunday and the sacrifice of our Savior--by welcoming this NEW little LIFE into our family!
We are filled with GREAT JOY!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Sunny Corn Bread
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Pretty quickly I realized that all those bumps and dips out in the pasture don't feel so good at nine months pregnant, even if we were only going 20 mph! He joked and said he was just helping me go into labor. "I've still got too much to do to get ready!" I hollered into the wind. But, much to his credit, he slowed WAAAYY down for his aching wife and got us comfortably home. No baby yet.
I love what my friend Andrea said when I was telling her about it. She laughed and said (and I'm paraphrasing), "I don't think there's anyway you can bump, shake or coax those babies out. They come when they come!"
So true!! God's timing is perfect. . . every time! Stay tuned--we'll keep you posted on our little one's arrival.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
And it would be best for you, too--even if you're not pregnant! :-)
There are so many benefits to taking probiotic on a regular basis! I like the way the folks over at Beeyoutiful describe how probiotic works: Our stomachs normally contain both good and bad bacteria. When the two are in balance, the good guys win—even when viruses attack. But the balance can get thrown off if we eat too much processed sugar and white flour or take antibiotics, which indiscriminately kill all bacteria.
Taking a probiotic regularly helps to boost good bacteria which in turn fight off bad bacteria. An abundance of good bacteria is so incredibly important to the health of your intestinal tract and to your overall health that I just have to make sure you know about probiotic.
One of the beautiful things about probiotic is that it is safe for everybody--pregnant women, babies, etc. I love that! Just make sure not to take it when you're just about to drink something really hot because the heat can kill the good bacteria.
To order some of the best probiotic I have found on the market, click on this banner below.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
So, I encourage you this week to think green. Think fresh. Think whole. Think low acid. And see how much better you feel for it!
Friday, February 6, 2009
* Her way of always looking positively at things inspires me
* Her eternal patience with everyone
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
They are my weakness. And they ultimately weaken my immune system in the wintertime.
So, I've been drinking a lot of Spicy Lemonade this winter to cleanse my system of the effects of all the yummy chocolates.
It's all about balance, right? :-)
The Spicy Lemonade is very cheap and easy to make. Click here for the recipe.
Cheers to a healthy winter!