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* Not intended to be used as a cure-all. *

Since this touches sensitive topics (such as mental health issues)…

DISCLAIMER:

(My blog contains articles on many holistic health topics; however, no warranty is made that any of the articles  will work for you. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained or cited in an article touching on medical matters is true, correct, precise, or up-to-date. The overwhelming majority of such articles are written, in part or in whole, by nonprofessionals. Even if a statement made about medicine is accurate, it may not apply to you or your symptoms. That being said, many if these holistic approaches have worked for me.)

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Just a little humor for your Friday night!

On a side note, Joel Osteen looks like a friggin’ snakey car salesman! BHAHA!

How ’bout some hummus

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Even Mordecai and Rigby know hummus is the way to dip!

 

 

Hummus, the simple dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt, has America under a spell. The New York Times reported that the hummus industry has grown from just a $5 million dollar business 15 years ago, to one that totaled $530 million at U.S. food retailers in 2012.

If you’re not really into hummus, we bet you know someone who is. Your best friend, your mom, your landlord — they’re all eating hummus. The savory dip is just irresistible. And don’t worry if you just can’t stop dipping pita in hummus — we’ve found 10 great reasons why it’s completely acceptable to eat hummus every single day of your life.

1. The nutrients in hummus could help you with weight management

Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos told Fitness magazine that since hummus is so rich in protein, it can help fight hunger cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This could help curb excessive snacking. Kotsopoulos also says that the iron content in hummus helps boost your energy, which could make you more motivated to hit the gym.

2. Chickpeas can lower cholesterol.

In a study done by Jane Pittaway, an Australian lecturer in Health and Biomedical Science at the University of Tasmania’s School of Human Life Sciences, a group of people aged between 30 and 70 and not in the best of health ate chickpeas every day for three years. She had a second group of people supply their daily fiber intake through wheat products like bread and cereal. The results showed that when both groups consumed the same amount of fiber, those on the chickpea diet consumed less fat and had a small reduction in cholesterol.

3. Hummus comes in so many awesome flavors.

You can never get bored with hummus because there are a myriad of ways to flavor it.There are 14 different Sabra flavors for your tasting pleasure, including roasted red pepper, chipotle, “supremely spicy,” olive tapenade, spinach and artichoke, “luscious lemon” and basil pesto. But if you really want to go wild on hummus, we suggest checking out the company Hope Hummus. They’ve created innovative flavors like sweet potato, green chile lime and Thai coconut curry. The possibilities are endless and very delicious!

4. Because Natalie Portman is totally obsessed with hummus.

The super-talented vegan actress once told Vogue that she “consumes [her] own weight in hummus every day.” If we eat our own weight in hummus every day will we become more like Portman? We can only dream…

5. Chickpeas may help reduce your cancer risk.

Hummus, the simple dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt, has America under a spell. The New York Times reported that the hummus industry has grown from just a $5 million dollar business 15 years ago, to one that totaled $530 million at U.S. food retailers in 2012.

If you’re not really into hummus, we bet you know someone who is. Your best friend, your mom, your landlord — they’re all eating hummus. The savory dip is just irresistible. And don’t worry if you just can’t stop dipping pita in hummus — we’ve found 10 great reasons why it’s completely acceptable to eat hummus every single day of your life.

1. The nutrients in hummus could help you with weight management.

 

Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos told Fitness magazine that since hummus is so rich in protein, it can help fight hunger cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This could help curb excessive snacking. Kotsopoulos also says that the iron content in hummus helps boost your energy, which could make you more motivated to hit the gym.

2. Chickpeas can lower cholesterol.

In a study done by Jane Pittaway, an Australian lecturer in Health and Biomedical Science at the University of Tasmania’s School of Human Life Sciences, a group of people aged between 30 and 70 and not in the best of health ate chickpeas every day for three years. She had a second group of people supply their daily fiber intake through wheat products like bread and cereal. The results showed that when both groups consumed the same amount of fiber, those on the chickpea diet consumed less fat and had a small reduction in cholesterol.

3. Hummus comes in so many awesome flavors.

You can never get bored with hummus because there are a myriad of ways to flavor it.There are 14 different Sabra flavors for your tasting pleasure, including roasted red pepper, chipotle, “supremely spicy,” olive tapenade, spinach and artichoke, “luscious lemon” and basil pesto. But if you really want to go wild on hummus, we suggest checking out the company Hope Hummus. They’ve created innovative flavors like sweet potato, green chile lime and Thai coconut curry. The possibilities are endless and very delicious!

4. Because Natalie Portman is totally obsessed with hummus.

The super-talented vegan actress once told Vogue that she “consumes [her] own weight in hummus every day.” If we eat our own weight in hummus every day will we become more like Portman? We can only dream…

5. Chickpeas may help reduce your cancer risk.

Foods that contain folate may reduce the risk of colorectal cancers (like colon cancer), possibly because of the nutrient’s role healthy cell division. What’s more, researchers believe dietary fiber helps promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon, which is also protective against cancer.

6. Eating hummus is part of the “Mediterranean diet,” which is super good for you.

According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, about 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people who are at high risk if they switch to the Mediterranean diet. And since eating beans is a big part of this diet, what could be more Mediterranean than eating a bean spread rumored to have originally been made by people in Egypt?

7. It’s a much better spread to use on bread (trust us).

If you are trying to find healthier ways to continue to eat your (not so healthy) foods, hummus can be your savior. Instead of the typical cream cheese on a bagel, be different and try hummus — it’s even delicious with loxFood Republic suggestsreplacing the mayonnaise in chicken salad and deviled eggs with hummus for a healthy twist. Or you could just use hummus as a replacement for sandwich spreads. Just take a hint from Two Peas & Their Pod and mix hummus and avocado with roasted red pepper for a healthy and seriously tasty lunch.

8. It’s so easy to make your own.

According to this recipe from Food & Wine, all you need to make your own hummus is a food processor, a can of chickpeas, a garlic clove, extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and salt. Then all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the processor. Voila! Homemade hummus is all yours to gorge on.

9. Because the rest of the world also seems to want to eat more hummus.

If you’re starting to feel like you may have a serious hummus problem, don’t worry, the rest of the world is right there with you. Check Twitter and you’ll see that people can’t resist talking about their serious obsession with the good stuff. So go ahead, accept your addiction, and take solace in knowing that it’s one of the healthiest foods to consume on an hourly daily basis.”

 

Happy 4th of July!

Have fun and stay safe!

****DRIVE SOBER!****

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The Silent Epidemic

Below is a great, eye opening documentary about vaccines and the adverse reactions they can cause.

“Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines”

https://youtu.be/K1m3TjokVU4

Vaccine Articles

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In 1978-79, eleven babies (all in Tennessee) were found to have died within eight days of a DPT vaccination.

Nine of the eleven had been vaccinated with the same lot of pertussis vaccine, Wyeth #64201 and five (four from the same lot) had died within twenty-four hours of vaccination.

(Now will you please take another look at the memo.)

Read closely — a series of SIDS deaths in Tennessee is prompting Wyeth officials to make sure that vials from a single lot don’t get distributed to a single state, county or health department.

(Essentially, spread the death out so no one will know.)

The statistical evidence in favor of a connection between the deaths and the DPT shot was strong. Would the medical authorities bite the bullet and admit the vaccine was related to the deaths? Absolutely not.

It’s a long and unpleasant tale, but when all was said and done, the tombstone was placed on what happened in Tennessee three years later, in the September 1982 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, when Bernier and his colleagues at the CDC wrote their epitaph on the infant deaths. They made this amazing statement: “Whether or not this temporal association reflects a causal relationship remains undetermined; we found no evidence to support such a causal association.”

(What has changed? How are lots distributed now?)

Commenter’s questions: “Do drug companies, the HMOs, the AAP and the CDC really have a track record of tracking down every report of side effects, encouraging the public to make use of the VAERS (vaccine adverse event reporting system) system and vigilantly monitoring the VSD database? Are they the ones we want to trust to tell us whether there is any “causal association” between vaccines and SIDS, or autism, or asthma, or ADD?”
 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE  HERE :

http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/08/by-dan-olmsted.html

FIND THE PDF VERSION HERE:

http://www.ageofautism.com/files/wyeth79.pdf

Cloth Pads 101: The Prelude

So along with cloth diapers there are cloth pads. I also will be looking into making my own! So excited! 🙂

You can read the whole article here:

http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/proscons.html

“The reasons women switch to cloth can be varied, but here is a list of pros and cons collected from other users comments as well as my own list. Some are major things, some are more minor, and to be fair I’m listing the cons too….even though I don’t agree with them all. If you want me to add to this list, contact me and I’ll be happy to.

Pros

– Cheaper than disposables in the long run.
– Much Less waste for you to throw away.
– Less waste formed during manufacturing.
– Reusable (better for the environment + saving you money).
– Always on hand – Never “run out” and have to make the dash to the supermarket to get more.
– Feels softer than plasticky/papery disposables.
– Tends to be less “sweaty” feeling than disposables.
– May lessen the chance of getting thrush (than using disposables).
– Not giving money to large companies.
– Supporting WAHM and other small businesses.
– Can help women get in touch with their bodies and view menstruation in a more positive light.
– Can buy a variety of different styles and shapes to suit your preference and needs.
– They come in bright colorful fabrics, which makes them more interesting.
– Can be available in natural and organic fabrics.
– Less chance of causing skin irritations as they don’t contain the chemicals found in disposables.
– No adhesive strip to catch pubic hair.
– Soaking/washing water makes a good fertilizer for plants.
– Can wash them in the washing machine with any load of laundry.
– Various options of absorbency means you can use whatever is appropriate for each day.
– Many styles can be tumble dried.
– Some styles have waterproofing sewn in, so can be as leakproof as plastic disposable pads.
– Some styles have no synthetics to be as breathable as possible (less “sweaty”).
– Can be purchased online from numerous places, and some brands available in stores.
– Some styles (usually synthetic topped) can resist staining, and some users find no problem with staining anyway.
– Some women find they are more likely to change their pad more often with cloth, as they don’t have to worry about “wasting” a disposable pad.
– Some women notice less smell when using cloth pads.
– No bin of smelly wrapped used pads sitting in the toilet/bathroom.
– Can be more absorbent than disposables.
– Some women find reduction in length or heaviness of periods, or reduced cramps, clotting etc. when using cloth.
– Easy to make yourself.

Cons

– Takes time to wash and dry the pads compared to throwing away disposables.
– Handwashing can be time consuming and difficult (though you can machine wash them).
– Are more expensive to purchase initially.
– Usually bulkier than many “ultrathin” style disposable pads.
– Not as easily available (not stocked in supermarkets).
– Many women find the concept unpleasant.
– Other family members may be uncomfortable with their use.
– Cloth pads can stain.
– Users have more contact with blood.
– Special care may need to be taken if the user has thrush or blood diseases.
– Using disposable pads is quicker and easier.
– It is generally more socially acceptable to use disposable pads.
– Disposable pads may be more discreet (smaller) than carrying around cloth pads.
– You have to bring your cloth pads home with you if you change them while out.
– Pads soaking in a bucket of water could pose a drowning risk when small children are around.
– Many women would not like the added complication of caring for menstrual pads.
– Don’t stick to your underpants with adhesive (some cloth pads use other forms of securing them) so can shift about more than stick on pads.”

So far my favorite brand is GladRags:

http://gladrags.com/

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Courtesy of GladRags

The photo above is listed at the link below:

http://gladrags.com/product/425/Color-Thong-Pantyliner.html

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