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Making DOGGIE TREATS: Please read your ingredient labels.


Now that everyone is blindly making treats for their pets. Sadly we must check human ingredients to make sure there are not any things that will harm them.

We are not checking the ingredients that companies are using.

Please educate yourself so your dog stays alive!!!

Please, it’s just not chocolate that can harm and possible cause death. There is a long list of ingredients you need to be aware of. Some you would never think would. I was shocked myself the first time I read it.

You could be creating other injuries to their organs by using these ingredients.

  • Xylitol
  • Avocado seed, skin, leaves
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Garlic?
  • Macadamia nut
  • Chocolate
  • Cooked bones
  • Caffeine
  • Leeks and onions
  • Alcohol
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Citrus oil cold pressed
  • Essential oils
  • Dairy – like whip cream in a can
  • Cat Food
  • Bacon
  • Tobacco – Cigarettes – Cigars
  • Gelatin
  • Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Ethoxyquin (“Fish Meal”)
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Food Dyes
  • Rendered Fat
  • Pam / Vegetable sprays aerosols
  • Wheat Gluten
  • Meat By-products
  • Nutmeg
  • Peaches pits
  • Mustard
  • Raw dough
Unsweetened organic applesauce

If your going to use store bought applesauce please read the ingredients. The are 3 ingredients in this brand. Apples, water and ascorbic acid. This is perfect. No unknown hard to pronounce words.

Store bought ingredients sometimes have harmful ingredients. Most times not good ingredients for your dog.

If you don’t know if it’s ok for your dog as google or the internet. “Is it ok to give my dog Xylitol”.

Sample.. usually you can ask and get an answer

Leftovers: Strawberry Short Cake Compote


Take your leftover strawberry compote and turn it into something new.

Homemade Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Compote

You’ll find just how easy it is to make your own strawberry jam without all the extra sugar and junk your body does not need.

Yes trust me when I say less sugar and no preservatives does a body good.

I had some leftover frozen strawberries from this past season. So I added the frozen strawberries to my compote and 1” inch of water above the strawberries and turn on the heat under my pan to high.

Bring to a full boil and reduce the heat to a slow simmer. It’s more about the flavors you are bringing out with the slower simmer.

At this point the house is smelling like a strawberry field at picking time. The sweet undeniable smells of hot summer days come rushing through my senses. I just want to throw open the windows and let the world have a whiff.

Once your strawberries puff up (15 to 20 minutes) you can remove the lid and smash the strawberries with a fork or potato masher. Depending on how chunky you want your jam.

Make sure you continuously stir and watch the pot as they say. Jams are hard to clean up. Plus at this point you shouldn’t be using any heat that is going to make a boil. Simmer is tiny bubbles. Just like you see in champagne.

Tiny bubbles like champagne

Continue cooking without the lid on low heat to reduce the fluid. This might take up to an hour.

Still to much fluid. Keep reducing

During this time you need to taste it for sweetness. You can add sugar or vanilla at this time if needed. Depending on how sweet your strawberry short cake compote was.

Once it is semi thick and sticks to your spoon with just a little bit of slide to it. It’s ready, you can turn the heat off and let it rest. It will continue to thicken on its own.

Strawberry jam is sticking to the spoon. Remove from heat.

Believe it or not strawberries have a natural pectin. So it will thicken all by its self.

Strawberry Jam is cooling down

Add the cooled jam to your containers.

I put all my jams in 3 ounce containers with lids and I freeze them. That way I can have fresh strawberry jam or any other flavor anytime I want.

Check out all my jam recipe’s.

Enjoy 😊

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Dr. Becker’s Bites


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We are excited to introduce Dr. Becker’s Forever Dog Bites. This unique one-of-a-kind treat was crafted by years of research that can be found in the newly released book, “The Forever Dog.”

Growing Medical Cannabis. Step One


Your thinking about growing your own? Prescription in a natural plant.

Flowered Bud

Here are a few steps you can take to get started.

#1 You’ll need seeds

Before you start let’s get everything you’ll need to set up for success.

  • Seeds (There are several to choose from)
  • Containers ( seedlings can be planted in sprouting cubes or directly into big pots 5 gallon size).
  • Soil ( should be light fluffy non fertilized).
  • Lights ( depending on how many plants, lighting can be as simple as a regular light bulb for the seedlings to Full Spectrum lighting for growth of vegetation and flowering)
  • pH Tester ( very important pH balance of the water should be between: First weeks: 5.8 – 5.9. Pre-bloom: 6.0 – 6.2. Real bloom: 6.0 – 6.3
  • Water ( test your water. You can use bottled spring water with no additives.)

Starting your seeds. You’ll need 1 paper towel and a plastic bag or a plate. Good water is necessary for a healthy start.

Place the paper towel in the bowl, plate or plastic bag. Place your seed or seeds in the center. If more than one seed make sure to give plenty of space between the seeds. Gently pour the water over the paper towel and place in a dark place. Check every day. Should only take a couple of days till a little white root appears. Wait until it’s about 1/2 inch long.

Cover it up and water

After the seed germinates wait until it is 1/2” long. Make a hole about 1 inch deep. A pencil eraser is a measuring tool. Place the root down and the seed cap. Lightly place some fluffy dirt on top and water. Set under the lights about 1” inch above seedling. Don’t turn on the lights until the 2 green leaves appear. Then 18 to 20 hours of light per day.

Multi-Use Strawberry Jam


Now here’s a recipe with multiple uses. This can be used for jam on your toast, ice cream and cake poté filling.

I only make small batches. One pound of strawberries and half the sugar of other recipe’s. Big chunks of strawberries simmered to perfection. Low in sugar. No pectin.

Strawberry Shortcake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Strawberry
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Water to cover berries by 1”inch

DIRECTIONS

  • Take the tops off the strawberries and clean under water.
  • Cut strawberries up into chunks.
  • Place the strawberries in a medium sauce pan with the water.
  • Add sugar and lemon juice
  • Turn the fire on to medium and bring to a full boil. Turn the heat down so it simmers.
  • Continue to stir as it thickens.
  • When the jam is thick enough that it sticks to the spoon when turned on side. Remove from fire.
  • Add vanilla and stir really well.
  • Add to mason jar and completely cool. Put it in refrigerator.
  • Jam will thicken as it cools.

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies


Just what my doggies ordered. They love these cookies. It’s healthy and nutritious.

Banana, Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies

INGREDIENTS

2 cups Oatmeal (soaked)

1/2” inch Water cover above oats

1 cup Banana

1/2 cup Peanut butter

2 cups All Purpose Flour

1 Tablespoon Olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Place 2 cups oatmeal in container and cover 1/2 inch water over the top. Leave that set until almost all the water has been absorbed. About 1.5 hour

2 cups Oatmeal
1/2” inch water to cover oatmeal
1/2 “ inch water over oatmeal soaking 1 to 1.5 hours

Heat oven to 350’ degree F. Grease 1” x 15”x 21” cookie sheet with the olive oil

Frozen bananas to peel
Peel banana’s
Golden banana’s from my trees

Place the banana, peanut butter and oatmeal.

Stir / Cream the ingredients together. Make sure all the bananas are mixed in good. You might want to mix the bananas prior to adding to the mix.

After getting those ingredients mixed time to add the flour.

Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and smooth out to thin layer.

Place in oven on center rack for 30 minutes. take out of oven. The sides should be pulled away from pan. Get the pizza cutter and cut your squares. Turn oven off and put the pan back into the oven and let bake until cool. You can make the size of the cookie fit your dog. I have 4 dogs in various sizes. From 85 to 15 pounds. So my cookies are various sizes.

After 30 minutes remove from the oven

Cut your squares and put them back into the oven until completely cool.

Remove from oven after completely cool. Put into an airtight container and refrigerator. I have 4 dogs and this last 3 weeks. You can also freeze them and just take out what you need.

Your dogs will love them until the last cookie…

You can adjust this recipe to your dogs taste or yours. I ate one and i couldn’t taste the peanut butter. I did a second recipe with 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter. I can taste the peanut butter and my dogs could really smell their treats baking and waited by the kitchen door.

Enjoy !!!

IS THERE DANGER? Organic CBD VS. Synthetic


Organic CBD VS. Synthetic Crystal Science?


The FDA has stated that CBD is not a treatment for serious illnesses such as cancer, Diabetes and Alzeheimer’s.


CBD can take any where from 30 minutes to four hours to take effect. The effects can last up to 6 to 8 hours.

Over Dosing America

So if that chewy cookie contains 30 milligrams and the adult reccomended adult dosage is 5 milligrams, if you eat the entire cookie you will be over dosing yourself.


What CBD does treat is in lotions for pain releif, tinctures for pain relief and stomach issues. These products along with the edibles have been said to releive many ailments.

Recreational Users: Dont be fooled about the potency. If you are inhaling THC from smoking the product, edibles with CBD is much more potent and a different “High”.

Where THC can treat MANY bI pOLAR, aNXIETY, pANIC aTTACK mental issues by just smoking to calm someone

Cancer patients use THC by consuming and smoking the product. Patients releave nausea and increase their apatite also by smoking.

According to KUSH.COM:

Over the past decade, the cannabis- and hemp-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) as well as other cannabinoids have taken center stage in the ongoing revolution of natural medicine. This is mostly due to the work of medical researchers, who through numerous independent studies have found evidence of various medicinal and therapeutic properties in CBD. Today, both natural and synthetic CBD is commonly used around the world to ameliorate symptoms of a wide variety of disorders. These include:

  • Chronic pain disorders such as arthritis
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Sleep disorders and insomnia
  • Inflammatory disorders such as gout or IBD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Vascular and circulatory problems

It’s worth noting that evidence of CBD’s potential health benefits recorded in scientific literature are from studies analyzing pharmaceutical-grade CBD, which is very different from the CBD products available to the public. As of this writing, there is only one CBD oil approved by the FDA for prescription: a product called Epidiolex. Physicians are still generally hesitant to prescribe CBD, and usually recommend it as a supplementary form of home medication.

Naturally-Sourced CBD: Where It Comes From & Why That’s a Good Thing

Aside from the work of medical researchers, there is an impressive amount of anecdotal evidence supporting the idea that naturally-sourced CBD products can reduce or improve the severity of symptoms related to a variety of conditions; from panic attacks to obsessive compulsive disorder.

Some independent studies have even found that naturally-sourced CBD can cause appreciable improvement in symptoms related to the early stages of dementia, such as mood swings, aggravation and disruption of circadian rhythms. This is due in large part to the fact that natural CBD comes from two plants chock-full of health-positive compounds: cannabis and hemp.

KUSH.COM ALSO SAID:

The Dangers of Synthetic CBD & Natural Cannabinoid Analogs

With the skyrocketing popularity of the legal whole-plant cannabis industry, several companies have sought to simultaneously increase profits and reduce production time by creating synthetic CBD and cannabinoids. These are man-made chemicals typically synthesized with either fluoride or bromide, and designed to emulate the effects of naturally-sourced CBD and cannabinoids. They are then touted as “just as effective” with “no side effects.”

A key study by the Journal of Medical Phyto Research in Los Gatos, California analyzed the catabolic enzyme production of two control groups over 22 weeks; the first taking natural CBD and the second taking synthetic CBD. The second group showed dangerous levels of Alanine Amino Transferase (ALT) and Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST), two enzymes recruited to remove the synthetic CBD from their bodies. The study concluded that the human body is not equipped to properly catabolize synthetic cannabinoids.

In the summer of 2018, the FDA issued a statement warning of the “significant health risks of synthetic cannabinoid products” and linked their usage to “severe illnesses and even deaths” in several cases over the past few months in a number of states across America.

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So the proof is there for safe use of CBD and THC for many different illnesesses.

Homemade Apple pie


Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Pie Crusts
I am using some left over Apple Cinnamon filling from the empanadas that I made for Christmas breakfast. I had made a large batch of Apple Cinnamon Filling and put 2 big tubs in the freezer for later. Enough for 2 deep dish pies. Butter Pastry Crust for Sweet and Savory Pies (2 crusts) Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
See the full recipe Apple Cinnamon Filling Directions

Companion Planting In The Garden Makes “Good Neighbors”


Mr. Cucumber and Mrs.Tomatoes would make great Neighbors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the other side of the fence from Mrs.Tomatoes is Miss.Potatoe. They really don’t play well together. But add a Mrs.Basil in with Mr. Cucumber and Mrs.Tomatoes, and this combination will sure to give you a bumper crop.They work as a 3 plant combo very well.

You want to make sure that your veggies are happy in their neighborhoods

Here is a chart to help you find the right “Good Neighbors”

Listed from A To Z

 

Companion Planting Chart Courteous of:

Here are combinations found to be beneficial over time

from Todd Weinmann of North Dakota State University Agriculture Extension:
Plant Plant Companions Plant Allies Plant Enemies
Asparagus Basil, parsley, tomato Pot marigold deters beetles.
Beans Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry. Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor. Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
Beets Bush beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion. Garlic improves growth and flavor. Pole beans and beets stunt each other’s growth.
Carrots Bean, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato. Chives improve growth and flavor. Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly. Dill retards growth.
Celery Bean, cabbage family and tomato. Chives and garlic deter aphids. Nasturtium deters bugs and aphids.
Chard Bean, cabbage family and onion
Corn Bean, cucumber, melon, parsley, pea, potato, pumpkin, squash. Odorless marigold and white geranium deter Japanese beetles. Pigweed raises nutrients from the subsoil to where the corn can reach them. Tomatoes and corn are attacked by the same worm.
Cucumber Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor. Oregano deters pests in general. Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects. Sage is generally injurious to cucumber.
Eggplant Bean, pepper. Marigold deters nematodes.
Lettuce Beet, cabbage family, carrot, onion, radish, strawberry. Chives and garlic deter aphids.
Melons Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Onions Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, tomato. Chamomile and summer savory improve growth and flavor. Pigweed raises nutrients from subsoil and makes them available to the onions. Sow thistle improves growth and health. Onions stunt bean, pea.
Parsley Asparagus, corn, tomato
Peas Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip. Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor. Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.
Peppers Carrot, eggplant, onion and tomato
Potatoes Beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, pea. Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection. Marigold deters beetles. Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight.
Pumpkins Corn, melon, squash. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Radishes Bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, pea. Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor. Hyssop
Spinach Cabbage family, strawberry
Squash Corn, melon, pumpkin. Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Strawberry Bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme. Cabbage. Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease. Thyme, as a border, deters worms.
Tomatoes Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests. Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.
Turnips Pea
Cabbage Family (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, and Kohlrabi) Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach. Chamomile and garlic improve growth and flavor. Catnip, hyssop, rosemary and sage deter cabbage moth. Dill improves growth and health. Mint deters cabbage moth and ants, improves health and flavor. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles, aphids. Southernwood deters cabbage moth, improves growth and flavor. Tansy deters cabbageworm and cutworm. Thyme deters cabbageworm. Kohlrabi and tomato stunt each other’s growth.

 

 

Companion Planting In The Garden Makes “Good Neighbors”

 

 

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HEALTHY CHOICES WITH ORGANIC HOME MADE GARLIC POWDER


Make your own home made “Preservative Free” garlic powder.

Ingredients needed:

  • Organic Large Garlic Cloves
  • Small knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Empty Spice Jar
  • Small Cuisinart
  • Music
  • Patience
  • Time
  • Dehydrator

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Having Problems Sleeping?


If you are having problems getting a good night’s rest, check out some of these proven methods for relaxation.


Herbs For Insomnia & To Promote Better Sleep

• Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

• Passionflower (Passiflora )

• California Poppy ( Eschscholzia californica)

• Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

• Magnolia Bark (Magnolia officinalis)

• Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis)
• Chamomile Tea

• Mix of Sleepy Herbs already blended

 

Recommendation for relaxing:

Solfeggio Tone music 528 HZ . Very helpful with relaxation with a short 30 minute session. Fall asleep quickly at night. Deep sleep leaves you rejuvenated. Heals your DNA.

 

WARNING: You should not listen to the music while you are driving or using machinery or power tools.

 

Disclaimer:

Pregnant women should check with their physician before taking any herbal teas.
A sleep disorder is broadly defined as a physical or psychological problem that impairs your ability to sleep or causes increased sleepiness during the day. Everyone can experience sleep problems from time to time. However, you might have a sleep disorder and should consult your primary healthcare practitioner if:
• You regularly experience difficulty sleeping
• You are often tired during the day, even if you slept for at least seven hours the night before
• You have a reduced or impaired ability to perform regular daytime activities
• Your partner has told you that you snore loudly and sometimes seem to stop breathing.

Winter Blues or The Flu Getting You Down?


Are you feeling a little run down?

During this flu season it might be a good idea to take this great remedy to keep the bug at bay.

Not only will it help you with cold viruses, but it builds your immune system to help fight off what ever comes your way. Provides Minerals and vitamins that our bodies need to fight off the Season colds and flu’s.

Many illnesses and discomforts can be solved with ACV. Constipation, indigestion, bad breath are just a few of the wonderous things Apple Cider Vinegar can do for you.

Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym.

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Perfect taken 3 times daily – upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. But if all you can handle is once a day.. Then take it everyday, once a day.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail

  • 1 to 2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar in 8 oz
  • Glass Purified Water and (optional) to taste.
  • 1 to 2 tsps YOUR CHOICE OF ONE: Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Cane Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses or 4 drops herb Stevia.

Or if you don’t want to mix all that up. I just down my 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar followed by 12 ounces of water. You can also buy the premixed cocktails at a store near you..

That Old Saying: An Apple A Day, Keeps The Doctor Away…

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VEGGIE 911… DINNER FOR 6


Having Vegetarian friends over and you don’t know what to cook…

VEGGIE 911 to the rescue!!!

As you will see, “Eating clean doesn’t mean Starving to Death”.

Ratatouille

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Do you feel tired?


Are you feeling a little run down?

Try this great pick me up Cocktail.

Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym.

Perfect taken 3 times daily – upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail

1 to 2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar in 8 oz

Glass Purified Water and (optional) to taste.

1 to 2 tsps Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses or 4 drops herb Stevia.

 

Bragg Favorite Health Smoothie “Pep” Drink

After morning stretch and exercises, we often enjoy this drink instead of fruit. It’s delicious and powerfully nutritious as a meal anytime: lunch, dinner, or take in thermos to work, school, sports, gym, hiking, and to the park, or freeze for popsicles.

Prepare the following in a blender (add 1 ice cube if desired colder): Choice of freshly squeezed orange juice; carrot or greens juice; unsweetened pineapple juice; or 1 1/2 cups distilled water with:

2 tsps spirulina or green powder, barley, etc. 1/2 tsp rice bran (optional)
1/3 tsp Bragg Nutritional Yeast Flakes 1 to 2 bananas, ripe
1 Tbsp flax oil (or grind Tbsp of flax seeds) 1 tsp soy protein powder
1/2 tsp lecithin granules 1 tsp almond butter (optional)
1-2 Tbsps blueberries (fresh or frozen) 2 dates or prunes, pitted (optional)
1-2 tsps dried Goji berries (optional) 1/3 cup soy yogurt or tofu
1 tsp vitamin C or emer’gen-C powder 2 tsp raw wheat germ (optional)

Optional: 4 apricots (sundried, unsulphured). Soak in jar overnight in purified distilled water or unsweetened pineapple juice. We soak enough for several days, Keep refrigerated. In summer you can add fresh organic fruit in season: peaches, papaya, blueberries, strawberries, all berries, apricots, etc. instead of bananas. In winter, add apples, kiwi fruit, oranges, tangelos, persimmons, pears, etc. If necessary try sugar-free, frozen organic fruits. Serves 1 to 2

Delicious Hot or Cold Cider Drink

Add 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks and 4 cloves to water and boil. Steep 20 minutes or more. Before serving add Bragg Vinegar and raw honey to taste. (Re-use cinnamon sticks & cloves.)

Bragg Favorite Juice Cocktail

This drink consists of all raw vegetables (please remember organic is best) which we prepare in our vegetable juicer: carrots, celery, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, watercress and parsley, etc. We also enjoy the great purifier, garlic, but it is optional.

You can also purchase the Pre-Made Drinks

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For Carrots Goodness Doggie Treats


For Carrots Goodness Doggie Treats

Ingredients:
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots (see note below)
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened or a fresh apple pureed
1/8 cup water (you may need to add additional 1/8 cup water)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350° F
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl. Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana. Then pour in the applesauce and water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into marble size balls, flatten with fork to 1/2 inch thickness. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Let them cool overnight in the oven.

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The Giant Cancer-Fighting Salad


This is Chris Wark’s recipe. He Beat Cancer and you can read all about his journey and his Success

Awesome Cancer Fighting Recipe

by Chris Wark (Chris Beat Cancer)

To strengthen your body’s ability to fight cancer, you need to eat what I ate:
The biggest baddest healthiest salad on the planet!
It consists of raw organic vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts and homemade dressing.
This salad is super healthy, delicious and will fill you up without zapping your energy.

The Raw Vegan Diet was a huge part of my anti-cancer strategy and I ate this salad every day, sometimes twice a day, during the first few years of my Chemo-Free Cancer Battle.

I wanted to put as many vitamins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes into my body as possible and there’s no better way than Juicing and eating fresh raw organic fruits and vegetables.

There’s really no secret formula to this salad, but there are some guidelines to follow:

Absolutely no cheese, meat, or store-bought salad dressing.

It’s also a good idea to avoid fruit which can cause some indention when eaten with vegetables.

It is important that you use organic produce, which is free of toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
And of course wash everything before you eat it. Then just chop it all up and throw it in a bowl!

Note: You’re might need some bigger bowls.  Mine doesn’t look very big in the photo, but it holds over 6 cups. That’s six servings of vegetables! 6-10 servings per day of fruits and vegetables is ideal for cancer prevention and healing.

The Giant Cancer Fighting Salad
-Start with the most nutrient dense dark leafy greens: Kale and Spinach. (Do not exceed 10 cups per day)
-Broccoli (The best source of sulforaphane which promotes liver detoxification, and Indole-3-carbinol, an anticarcinogenic compound )
-Broccoli Sprouts (Concentrated sulforaphane & I3C. Do not exceed four cups of sprouts per day)
-Cauliflower
-Purple cabbage (cheapest source of antioxidants per ounce in the world!)
-Slice of red onion, (yellow or green onions may actually be better)
-Leeks
-Artichokes
-Red, Yellow, or Green Peppers
-Mushrooms Bella, Cremini, Shiitake, etc.
-1/2 an Avocado
-Squash
-Zucchini
-Raw Sunflower seeds (sprouted is better)
-Raw Almonds (sprouted is better)
-Sprouted Garbanzo Beans
-Sprouted Mung Beans
-Sprouted Red or Green Lentils

Then I top it off with either one of these naturally fermented foods:

-Bubbies Old Fashioned Sauerkraut
Bubbies is made with only three ingredients: cabbage, water and salt.  It is fermented and cured with all natural enzymes intact and there is no vinegar added. (Bubbies Kosher dill pickles are super tasty too.)Look for it in the refrigerated section of your local grocer or health food store.

-Kimchi (Pronounced “Kim Chee”)
Kimchi is a spicy Korean version of sauerkraut typically consisting of fermented cabbage, onions, garlic, and pepper. Kim Chi has high concentrations of Vitamin C and Carotene in addition to Vitamin A, B1, B2, Calcium, Iron and beneficial lactic acid bacteria.
Recognized as one of the Top Five “World’s Healthiest Foods” by Health magazine.  Also in the refrigerated section.

Fermented foods are great for digestion and repopulate your intestinal flora with beneficial bacteria essential for health.

Repeat: Absolutely no cheese, meat, fruit, or store-bought salad dressing.

I know it seems weird to exclude fruit.  Here’s why:

Fruits and vegetables need different digestive juices, and when eaten together can create excess acid and indigestion. That is why it’s a good idea to eat them separately, especially if you are sick.  This even includes non-sweet fruits like tomatoes and cucumbers.

My Homemade “Zesty Italian” Salad Dressing
This is hands down the healthiest salad dressing on the planet!
It’s super easy and delicious.  Here’s how you make it:
-Add 1 tbsp Bragg organic extra virgin olive oil to your salad
-Add 1 tbsp Barleans cold-pressed flax oil to your salad
-Lightly drizzle Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to taste (another super healthy fermented food!)

Then shake on as much of these Four Cancer Fighting Spices as you can stand:
-Organic Oregano
-Organic Garlic Powder
-Organic Turmeric or Curry Powder
-Organic Cayenne Pepper (this will spice it up quick, go easy the first time)

I can’t tell you many times I have eaten this salad!   Over a thousand I bet.
And what’s funny is I have several books filled with of raw vegan recipes, but the Giant Salad ended up being my staple meal.

Most days I ate it for lunch and dinner. I didn’t mind eating the same thing every day because it was simple and quick to prepare.  I didn’t have to put any time into planning my meals. I knew exactly what to buy at the grocery store every week, and it’s so delicious and full of flavor it never got old!

One final note: The salad really doesn’t have to be “giant”, I make big ones because that’s what it takes to fill me up. Not everyone needs to eat that much. A small version is fine too. Just focus on getting as many nutrient dense vegetables in there as you can and make it big enough to satisfy your appetite.

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Eating Clean Does Not Mean Starving Yourself


23 Ways To Eat Clean

Replace processed, fake foods with these healthier clean eating foods.

Cleaner, healthier eating

Healthy eating isn’t always easy, especially with junk foods tempting you at the grocery store, corner deli, and even the office kitchen. Though clean eating at every meal isn’t always realistic, you can take steps to limit processed food. Here, we show how common foods morph from real (i.e. apples) to highly processed (apple toaster pastries).

Has YOUR Diet been High Jacked by the manufactures? The #1 reason your belly fat won’t go away is Hidden SUGAR! Manufactures have replaced sugar with Corn Syrup, Artificial Sugar Syrup and other sugar substitutes. Read your labels. Same for sodium. Your goal: Choose from natural foods as often as possible, go with foods that are somewhat processed in a pinch, and limit your intake of highly processed items to none.

1. Apples
1st choice (natural state): Apple
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Applesauce
Limit (highly processed): Apple toaster pastry
Shopping tip: While applesauce is a healthy choice, it has fewer nutrients than a whole apple.

2. Oranges
1st choice (natural state): Orange
2nd choice (somewhat processed): 100% orange juice
Limit (highly processed): Orange drink
Shopping tip: Many fruit drinks contain high fructose corn syrup and little real juice.

3. Strawberries
1st choice (natural state): Fresh strawberries
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Strawberry preserves
Limit to NONE (highly processed): Strawberry gelatin dessert
Shopping tip: Gelatin desserts usually contain artificial strawberry flavor, not real fruit.

4. Peaches
1st choice (natural state): Peach
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Canned peaches in 100% juice
Limit (highly processed): Canned peaches in heavy syrup
Shopping tip: Fruit canned in heavy syrup has more sugar and calories than fresh fruit.

5. Figs
1st choice (natural state): Fresh figs
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Fig preserves
Limit (highly processed): Fig sandwich cookies
Shopping tip: Packaged fruit cookies may contain refined sugar and preservatives.

6. Pineapple
1st choice (natural state): Pineapple
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Canned diced pineapple
Limit (highly processed): Pineapple cocktail cup
Shopping tip: Fresh pineapple is higher in vitamins C and A and beta-carotene than canned.

7. Corn
1st choice (natural state): Corn on the cob
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Corn tortilla chips
Limit (highly processed): Cornflakes
Shopping tip: Buy tortilla chips with just three ingredients: whole corn, oil, and salt—and eat in moderation with Fresh Homemade Salsa or Pica De Gallo.

8. Spinach
1st choice (natural state): Spinach
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Bagged prewashed spinach
Limit (highly processed): Frozen creamed spinach
Shopping tip: When buying frozen vegetables, avoid those packaged with sodium-rich sauces. Buy plain and add your own light sauce. (Is spinach healthier than kale? Find out in their Health Food Face-Off.)

9. Garlic
1st choice (natural state): Garlic
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Jarred minced garlic
Limit (highly processed): Bottled garlic marinade
Shopping tip: Minced fresh garlic is cheaper and more flavorful than jarred.

You Shouldn’t Toss Sprouted Garlic out. Plant it in your garden to keep pests away.

10. Carrots
1st choice (natural state): Carrots
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Baby carrots
Limit (highly processed): Frozen honey-glazed carrots
Shopping tip: Baby carrots are healthy but more expensive than regular-size loose carrots.

11. Soup
1st choice (natural state): Soup from scratch
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Canned soup
Limit (highly processed): Dehydrated soup mix
Shopping tip: Homemade soup often has less sodium and more flavor than canned.

12. HAM
1st choice (natural state): Heritage ham
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Deli ham
Limit (highly processed): Packaged deli bologna
Shopping tip: Heritage varieties of pork are much less likely to contain hormones than factory meat is.

13. Turkey
1st choice (natural ttate): Whole turkey
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Deli turkey
Limit (highly processed): Store-bought turkey meatballs
Shopping tip: If you buy turkey and other meats at the deli counter, ask for brands free of fillers and nitrates.

14. Beef
1st choice (natural state): Grass-fed beef
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Grain-fed beef
Limit (highly processed): Frozen beef patties
Shopping tip: Grass-fed meat is higher in nutrients and lower in fat than grain-fed beef.

15. Chicken
1st choice (natural state): Fresh chicken breasts
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Deli sliced chicken
Limit (highly processed): Chicken nuggets
Shopping tip: Chicken nuggets contain very little real chicken.

16. Eggs
1st choice (natural state): Pasture-raised eggs
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Omega-3-fortified eggs
Limit (highly processed): Egg beaters
Shopping Tip: Pasture-raised eggs may have 35% less saturated fat, 60% more vitamin A, and 200% more omega-3s compared to omega-3-fortified eggs and egg beaters, which come from chickens kept in coops.

17. Cream
1st choice (natural state): Cream
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Fat-free half cream / half milk
Limit (highly processed): Flavored dairy creamer
Shopping tip: Flavored dairy creamers are often made with colorings, artificial flavors, and corn syrup.

18. Yogurt
1st choice (natural state): Organic 100% Natural Plain yogurt no sugar added with Fresh Fruit
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Flavored yogurt
Limit (highly processed): Flavored yogurt drink
Shopping tip: Buy plain yogurt and flavor it at home with honey or fresh fruit.

19. Bread
1st choice (natural state): Whole grain bread
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Wheat bread
Limit (highly processed): Fortified white bread
Shopping tip: If a whole grain isn’t the first ingredient, you’re missing out on nutrients.
20. Pasta
1st choice (natural state): Dried whole wheat pasta
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Dried white pasta
Limit (highly processed): Instant noodles, Simen, Mac & Cheese
Shopping tip: Whole grain pasta is higher in antioxidants than white or instant noodles.

21. Brown
1st choice (natural state): Brown rice
2nd choice (somewhat processed): White rice
Limit (highly processed): Flavored instant rice
Shopping tip: Brown rice, unlike white, hasn’t had its fiber-rich layers of bran and germ removed.

22. Peanuts
1st choice (natural state): Peanuts
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Natural peanut butter
Limit (highly processed): Processed peanut butter
Shopping tip: Natural peanut butter should contain only peanuts and a dash of salt.

23. Soy
1st choice (natural state): Fresh edamame (whole soybeans)
2nd choice (somewhat processed): Tofu
Limit (highly processed): Frozen veggie burgers (containing soy ingredients)
Shopping tip: Frozen veggie burgers are vegetarian-friendly but are highly processed.

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It has been shown that eating a correct diet of clean foods can lessen the impact of depression and several other illnesses.

 

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Kitty Kat Meow’s


Kitty Kat Meow’s

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Ingredients:

  • 1 4-oz can of tuna in water
  •  1/4 cup tuna water
  •  1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  •  1/2 cup whole wheat or spelt flour

 

Instructions:

Pre-Heat Oven to 350’F

  • Lightly grease pan
  • Shred tuna fine, add egg and mix well. Add tuna water and mix well. Add cornmeal and mix till. If balls are not forming, add a small amount of water to get the balls to stick together if not sticking.
  • Spoon out ½ Teaspoon roll into a ball, Place pieces on greased baking sheet smash with fork to 1/4-inch thick
  • Bake at 350’F oven for 15-20 minutes or until light brown
  • Cool to room temperature, place in an air-tight container, and store in the refrigerator or the freezer. They will keep well in the fridge for up to 1 week and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Serve at room temperature.

 

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What is Diatomaceous Earth Used for in the Garden?


black-ant-on-leafWhat is Diatomaceous Earth Used for in the Garden?

The uses for diatomaceous earth are many but in the garden diatomaceous earth can be used as an insecticide.

Diatomaceous earth works to get rid of insects such as:

 

 

  •     Aphids
  •     Thrips
  •     Ants
  •     Mites
  •     Earwigs
  •     Bedbugs
  •     Adult Flea Beetles
  •     Cockroaches
  •     Snails
  •     Slugs

To the insects, the diatomaceous earth is a lethal dust with microscopic sharp edges that cut through the insect’s protective covering, causing them to dry out, thus killing them when they are either dusted with the diatomaceous earth or applied in a wet spray form.

One of the benefits of diatomaceous earth for insect control is that the insects it helps to control have no way to build up a resistance to the diatomaceous earth, like with many of the chemical control insecticides

How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden: Most places where you can purchase diatomaceous earth will have complete directions on the proper application of the product. As with any pesticide, be sure to read the label thoroughly and follow the directions thereon! The directions will include how to properly apply the diatomaceous earth (DE) both in the garden and indoors for the control of many insects as well as forming a barrier of sorts against them.

In the garden diatomaceous earth may be applied as a dust with a dust applicator approved for such use; again it is of the utmost importance to wear a dust mask during application of the diatomaceous earth in this manner and leave the mask on until you have left the dusting area. Keep pets and children clear of the dusting area until the dust has settled.

In my opinion, it is better to apply the product in a wettable form to avoid the airborne dust particles problem, even then wearing a dust mask is a garden smart action to take. When using as a dust application, you will want to cover both the top and underside of all foliage with the dust. If it rains right after the dust application, it will need to be reapplied. A great time to do the dust application is right after a light rain or in the very early morning when the dew is upon the foliage as it helps the dust to stick well to the foliage.

Please make sure you do not apply where bees will be. It will kill them.

For doing the spray application of diatomaceous earth, the mix ratio is usually one (1) cup of diatomaceous earth per ½ gallon or two (2) cups per gallon of water. Keep the mix tank agitated or stir it often to keep the diatomaceous earth powder well mixed with the water. This mix may also be applied as a paint of sorts to trees and some shrubs.

This is truly an amazing product of nature for use in our gardens and around our homes. Don’t forget that it is the “Food Grade” of diatomaceous earth that we want for our gardens and home use.

Important Notice:  I recommend using  Organic Freshwater Food Grade DE in the garden just in case an animal consumes the DE. . * Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly reports of what hundreds of users as well as Holistic Veterinarians have recommended.
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Home Remedy to Kill Ants


Home Remedy to Kill Ants

You can make natural ant repellent and get rid of sugar ants and black ants without toxic chemicals that can hurt your pets or kids. There are many different kinds of ants, but most of them can be exterminated using the same methods. Ant mounds often crop up underneath your house with little bugs pouring through the cracks when they realize the potential for shelter and food in your home is there.

Using chemicals and harsh pesticides probably isn’t at the top of your list for getting rid of the ant problem. An ant infestation in any part of your home can be taken care of naturally with this home remedy to kill ants.

How to Make Homemade Ant Killer

  • The first step of the ant control process is to get them off of your counters and away from your food.
  • It may take a couple of days before they are completely eradicated, so protecting your food is a good place to start.
  •  To keep them out of your house, you can also find the cracks and holes they enter through, and use plaster to seal them. Sealing off their entryways will eventually move them to a location other than your home. It will also help prevent new colonies from entering from outside.
  • Another way of naturally exterminating carpenter ants, black ants, and sugar ants is to feed them corn meal. They aren’t able to digest this fibrous product, so it soon expands and kills them.
  • Garlic juice is another good natural ant repellent. They don’t like the smell or acidity of it, and will stay away. This method will work well for areas such as corners and on the floors.
  • You may not want to use garlic juice on your counters to ward off the insects from your food, so consider using ground chili powder for this. Sprinkling a bit around your bread, fruit, and other counter food items will deter them.

 

 

How to Take Down An Ant Colony with this Simple Home Remedy to Kill Ants

  • Are you tired of trying to shoo hundreds of ants out of your kitchen every day? Maybe you are worried that your kids and pets are going to get bit by the invaders in the back yard?
  • Ants are a very common occurrence in the spring and summer months after they hatch. They typically invade houses, spare buildings, yards, gardens, and even sheds.
  • As if that wasn’t enough, many species of ants steal aphid larvae from beneath leaves and move them to their plant of choice for raising- often one of your favorite garden plants!
  • What can you do? Calling an exterminator can be expensive, and all of the harsh chemicals they use can affect your family and your pets.
  • Did you know that you can get rid of an entire ant colony, without using toxic chemicals, in less than a week? Or that there are several home remedies to get rid of ants that are 100% safe for animals and small children?
  • These natural remedies for ants can quickly eliminate them whether they are residing in your house, spread throughout your lawn, or scurrying throughout your home in search of food only to scurry back outdoors.
  • Aside from the fact that these home remedies for killing ants are safe, I prefer them because they are quick and effective.

 

A mixture of borax, sugar and flour kills both roaches and ants. The flour and sugar attract the insects, and the borax kills them. Cocoa powder is an effective substitute for the sugar.

Borax mixtures are also effective against silverfish. The boric acid content in borax damages the insects’ outer skeletons, causing them to dehydrate. More expensive commercial insecticides also use boric acid. Water lowers borax’s effectiveness, making it only suitable for dry locations.

While borax is less toxic than other insecticides, it is still mildly toxic. Users must ensure that children and pets do not have access to borax-based insect bait.

 What are home remedies for fire ant bites?

  • Washing the area, applying a cold compress, and using medications, such as topical corticosteroids or antihistamines, are all home remedies for fire ant bites, according to HowStuffWorks. Individuals should also refrain from scratching the bites as scratching can make the bites worse. Getting the ants off of the skin is the first step in treating fire ant bites, claims HowStuffWorks. In this case, a person needs to brush the ants off, as they cling to the skin. Do this with a cloth or rag, not a hand, if possible, as the ants may begin biting the hand, too.
  • Fire Ants in Hawaii are mean. I have found using Diatomaceous Earth paste on the bite works awesome. Sting goes away in a few minutes.
  • It is important to clean the bite area with soap and water, explains HowStuffWorks. Cold compresses, oral antihistamines and topical medications used for bug bites may also be used to treat pain and itching. Individuals should avoid itching the pustules, if possible, as it can lead to infection.
  • Only about 1 percent of all people who are bitten by fire ants experience an allergic reaction, but it is important that those who are bitten know the signs, warns HowStuffWorks. Typical signs of fire ant allergy include chest pain, nausea, excessive sweating, swelling of the tongue or bite site, and slurred speech. Some people also experience difficulties breathing. A fire ant allergy may require emergency medical treatment.

NATURAL ENIMIES OF FIRE ANTS

  • Classical or self-sustaining biological control is the use of imported natural enemies to suppress pests.
  • Self-sustaining biological control can be an effective and environmentally safe method to permanently control pests over wide areas.

 

  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE), Pyrethrum and Piperonyl
    Butoxide (from sassafras) that are proven to kill ants. These safe ingredient
  • Pyrethrum has been used for centuries as an insecticide,[1] and as a lice remedy in the Middle East (Persian powder, also known as “Persian pellitory”). It was sold worldwide under the brand Zacherlin by Austrian industrialist J. Zacherl.[2] It is one of the most commonly used allowed non-synthetic insecticides in certified organic agriculture.[3] The flowers should be dried and then crushed and mixed with water.
  • Pyrethroids are synthetic insecticides based on natural pyrethrum (pyrethrins); one common example is permethrin. A common formulation of pyrethrin is in preparations containing the synthetic chemical piperonyl butoxide: this has the effect of enhancing the toxicity to insects and speeding the effects when compared with pyrethrins used alone. These formulations are known as synergized pyrethrins.
  •  Rat and rabbit LD50 levels for pyrethrum are high (safe), with doses in some cases of about 1% of the animal’s body weight required to cause significant mortality similar to levels in synthetic pyrethroids.[4] Nevertheless, pyrethrum should be handled with the same caution as synthetic insecticides.[5]
  • People can be exposed to pyrethrum as a mixture of cinerin, jasmolin, and pyrethrin in the workplace by breathing it in, getting it in the eyes or on the skin, or swallowing it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set the legal limit (Permissible_exposure_limit) for pyrethrum exposure in the workplace as 5 mg/m3 over an 8-hour workday. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has set a Recommended_exposure_limit (REL) of 5 mg/m3 over an 8-hour workday. At levels of 5000 mg/m3, pyrethrum is immediately dangerous to life and health. People exposed to pyrethrum may experience symptoms including pruritus (itching), dermatitis, papules, erythema (red skin), rhinorrhea (runny nose), sneezing, and asthma.[6]

Companion planting

Because chrysanthemums contain pyrethrums, they are used as companion plants to repel pest insects from nearby crops and ornamental plants.[7] They are thought to repel aphids, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), leafhoppers, spider mites, harlequin bugs, ticks, pickleworms, and imported cabbage worms, among others, in gardens and farms. For example, they are planted among broccoli plants for protection from several common insect pests.

DETOXING with Coffee???


You got it!!! Black Coffee..

No creamy, sugary, lactose filled, Candy Cup of coffee.

Are You A Consumer Or Connoisseur of Great Health Benefits?

 

Its all about what you put into that cup of coffee that makes it a “Good Thing” or “Bad Thing”. Science proves once again that coffee does have “Good” properties that help our bodies performance.

 

Natural detox for our bladder, kidneys, and liver.

  • Protection against cirrhosis of the liver. …
  • Lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes. …
  • Lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease. …
  • Reduces suicide risk and Depression. …
  • Protection against Parkinson’s. …
  • Coffee drinkers have less risk of heart disease
  •  Dementia
  •  Have fewer cases of certain cancers
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Strokes

 

Coffee’s Surprising Health Benefits

It also packs a powerful punch of antioxidants.

In fact, you get more antioxidants from coffee than from any other food or beverage.

With just two calories per 8-ounce cup (no cream or sugar) and no fat, coffee is a pretty guilt-free way to boost your health. But don’t overdo it. More than 2 or 3 cups daily may increase your blood pressure, especially those of you with borderline or high readings.

One eight-ounce cup of regular coffee contains about:

  • 2.4 calories
  • 0 grams fat
  • 0 grams sugar
  • 0.3 grams protein
  • 0.2 milligrams vitamin B2 riboflavin (11 percent DV)
  • 0.6 milligrams pantothenic acid (6 percent DV)
  • 116 milligrams potassium (3 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligrams manganese (3 percent DV)
  • 7.1 milligrams magnesium (2 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligrams niacin (2 percent DV)

 

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What do we really know about Alternative Medicine?


Sometimes it’s hard to get through the door

Stepping Out Of the Comfort Zone

Sometimes we need to open the windows on our boxes and look out. If we are brave enough we can open the door and step out of the box.

We have been programmed into staying within our boxes. It’s safe and comfortable and society says it’s “the RIGHT thing to do”. With scientists revealing more treatments involving alternative medicine, it’s time we took a look outside. Every day new technology and research is being accomplished you won’t hear about in main stream news.

The struggle has been hard with Alternative Medicine research and technology being suppressed for so many years. Throughout this time we have been told to think it’s a hoax, these doctors are quacks and they are just out to take your money. Yes, in some cases I will agree. But there are real Holistic/Alternative treatments that work and honest doctors providing the treatment.

How do you think the Chinese survived for so many years? Still to this day they rely on Chinese Medicine, herbs, roots and other natural ingredients to make medicines.

If you think about it, if we all just understood how pharmaceutical companies derived their medicines. It would be a financial downfall for the pharmaceutical companies. If only we would ALL look outside that door. We could really change health care as we westerners know it.

 

For an example is the Medical Marijuana medicine. Big Pharmaceutical companies have lobbied against any form of legalization. They are at their wits end because they cannot patent marijuana and they cannot come up with the absolute formula that works the same as the real thing.

Marijuana is a plant that grows natural on earth and goes back in time as a healing medicine. Pharmaceutical CBD and THC therapies are synthetic.

There are plants on earth that cure illnesses. This is how Big Pharma came up with all the BIG $$$ synthetic medicine, but one drawback is Synthetics come with all the side effects… Some medicines have over 50 pages of CAUTION SIDE EFFECTS.

Natural, there is nothing like the real thing to heal the human body.

I use to be very skeptical, until I actually experienced alternative medicine work. Not cancer but other illnesses. If I would have never opened that door and stepped outside, I would have stayed closed minded to alternative remedies and cures.

I just wanted you to know my eyes are wide open and looking at things differently these days, that’s all. Let’s Explore Our World and Everything It Has To Offer…

Alternative Medicine

What is CAM?

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is one of twenty-seven institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its web site is full of useful information about CAM.

 Be An Informed Consumer

There’s more to be Discovered than what meets the EYE

Vinegar, All the Wonderful Things It Can Do!


I recommend you that you drink the Vinegar Cocktail Everyday.

Vinegar, All the Wonderful Things It Can Do!

The greatest gift that will save you from dieting grows on trees and is then fermented into a beautiful bounty of goodness for your body.

Vinegar can do everything from relieving muscle pain from exercise, balancing pH levels, soothing sore throats, and normalizing weight and helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range.

Externally, it is effective in supporting healthy skin and hair. Use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow!

Bragg USDA Gluten Free Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, With the Mother 16 ounces

 

It’s also great for animals.

Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin. Just as with people, it is also helpful in older animals. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp. Try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!

 

It’s so easy to incorporate vinegar into your daily diet.

Get healthy and loose that extra waistline you have been carry around.

When you wake up in the morning just make a delicious cocktail using 2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, and if you need a sweetener, use organic honey, 100% maple syrup, or molasses to taste. If you are diabetic, use the sweet substitute stevia. I recommend you use only distilled water.

 

Bragg USDA Gluten Free Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, With the Mother 16 ounces

This “Bragg Healthy Cocktail” is designed to flush out wastes that are clogging the organs of elimination, the bowels, lungs, skin, and the kidneys. Take it at least twice a day, and you will start to see changes like increased energy, soft skin, and decreased muscle and joint aches from exercise.

Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed in the distilling process. Any vinegar that is clear and has no “mother” (the strand-like substance in the bottom of the bottle) has no nutritional value. Natural raw vinegar should be pungent, with a rich, brownish color and a visible “mother.”

Drinking apple cider vinegar daily, and eating a largely fresh, organic, vegetarian diet, along with following a simple fitness program, will change your life so dramatically you will never go back to your old ways! Get fit, get healthy, and live a long and happy life!

 

You May Ask: What is Natural Apple Cider Vinegar?

Different from the refined and distilled vinegar usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called “mother” that becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.

Just a few more plus’s…

Ohh My Head & Tummy Are you Hungover?

Apple Cider Vinegar is believed to help the Liver dissolve poisonous matter, like to much alcohol. It also balances the pH levels and tops up any deficiency in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron, which your alcohol soaked body is craving.

 

 

Are your finger nails brittle and soft?

Try Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. It all starts from the inside. You could be missing trace minerals or your PH is off. The nutrients and acids naturally found in ACV are not only great for strengthening nails, they are also known to heal and prevent microbial infections that sometimes cause excessive breakage and yellowing. You can make one of the Bragg ACV recipes or purchase bottled Bragg Healthy cocktail mixes.

More ACV Recipes from Bragg

 

YO – YO DIETING IS A CYCLE

STOP THE YO-YO

Yo-yo dieting, also known as “weight cycling,” describes the pattern of losing weight, regaining it and then dieting again.

It’s a process that causes weight to go up and down like a yo-yo. This type of dieting is common — 10% of men and 30% of women have done it.

Losing weight causes the body to increase appetite and cling to its energy storage. As a result, some yo-yo dieters gain back more weight than they lost.

The Fasting: Those diets are making your system unstable. Fasting and Starving yourself is actually making your metabolism suffer, not counting what it is doing to your organs.

Do you have 3 days that you could part with 7 minutes to get into the best shape of your life?

Start at the basic beginner and move up the ladder as far as you want. This workout is for all ages. Men and Women join us today… You are never to young or old to start living a healthy lifestyle.

 

You can do these exercises at home. No expense of the gym.

Using Bands and light weights.

 

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Ear Mite Treatments: Natural Remedies for Ear Mites


Ear Mite Treatment: Natural Remedies for Ear Mites

How to Treat Ear Mites In 10 Easy Steps

Ear mites pose an itchy aggravation for puppies and their people. This parasite also can travel outside of the pup’s body, making it very contagious to other pets in the home. If one pet has ear mites, all of the other dogs, cats, rabbits and ferret friends also need treatment. Your veterinarian can provide this service after diagnosing the mite, but that can get pricey. It’s also helpful for you to learn how to medicate your puppy.

Here’s how to cut the cost and treat puppy ear mites at home.

Ear Mite Medications

The ears are treated by flushing away the debris and mites using an insecticide similar to that used in flea treatments. The medication is often suspended in a bland medium, like mineral oil, which when squirted into the ear helps suffocate the bugs not killed outright by the insecticide.

The solution also floats debris out of the ear canal as the ear base is gently massaged. A number of commercial products are available for treating ear mites; ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.

Home Made Medications

Holistic veterinarians agree that commercial products work well. But puppies sick with ear mites may have other common health challenges that need treatment. It may be less stressful to shoo away the bugs with more natural treatments. Cleaning the ears with soothing solutions is the first step.

  • Antiseptic Tea Rinse. Green tea is a natural antiseptic. It can be used to flush out all the ear might debris—that crumbly brown/black stuff that clogs the puppy’s ear canal. Steep a tablespoon of green tea leaves in a cup of hot water for three or four minutes, and then strain it. Let it cool to room temperature before using once a day for a month.
  • Oil Treatment. Oil helps sooth sore ears, and also can float debris out. Oil also can suffocate the mites. Holistic vets say it doesn’t really matter what kind of oil you use, although some recommend almond or olive oil. Avoid tea tree oil, though, because it can be toxic for cats and smaller pets like young puppies. For the best benefit, crush a couple garlic cloves in a cup of the oil and let it marinate overnight. Garlic naturally kills bacteria that might develop secondary to the mite infection. Remember to remove the garlic before using the oil to treat your puppy’s ears though. You’ll need to treat the ears with the oil/garlic solution daily for at least a month.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. Add 1 teaspoon to a 8 ounces, put in spray bottle and spray twice a day for 10 days.

 

The High Dose Oral Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer (and Nearly Every Other Ailment)


Detox Your Life, Natural Therapies

The High Dose Oral Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer (and Nearly Every Other Ailment)

I’m really excited about this post because I’m sharing some really cool stuff about Vitamin C that many people do not know. Or maybe I’m wrong and everyone already knows this but me… We’ll see.

This is a powerful anti-cancer protocol and even if you don’t have cancer, you can use this method to determine how much toxic stress is going on inside your body and how high doses of Vitamin C could dramatically improve your health.

Ok so we all now that Vitamin C (asorbic acid) is good for you right? The body doesn’t produce it, so it has to come from food.

You’ve probably also heard that a severe Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy. Early symptoms of scurvy are malaise and lethargy. That’s basically a “general feeling of being unwell” along with tiredness or exhaustion. (Does this sound like you?) After a few months comes shortness of breath and bone pain. Further down the road is muscle pain, skin sores, gum disease, loose teeth, wounds not healing, dry mouth, dry eyes, and emotional problems. In the late stages comes jaundice, edema, fever, convulsions, and eventually death.

Sounds fun right? Fortunately scurvy can be CURED with lemons, limes, oranges, and any other Vitamin C containing food.

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Here’s where it gets interesting…

The cure for scurvy was first published in 1617 in The Surgeon’s Mate by English military surgeon John Woodall. And it was completely ignored by the medical community.

In 1753 (136 years later) naval surgeon James Lind published his discovery in, A Treatise of The Scurvy, which was also ignored. The medical establishment insisted that the testimonials of eating citrus fruit to reverse scurvy were merely “anecdotal” and not based on “scientific evidence”.  Sound familiar?

Fortunately James Lind persevered and about 50 years later citrus fruit was finally accepted and used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy on sailing vessels. So, in summary:

The cure for scurvy was ignored for nearly 200 years after its discovery.

Nutrition and natural therapies are still ignored modern medicine. In fact I’d be willing to bet that if you went to see a doctor with some of the symptoms of scurvy that I listed above, you be subjected to a barrage of expensive tests, misdiagnosed, prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, and subjected to treatments for some other disease. This happens all the time. Earlier this year my good friend Tony was told that he probably had cancer or AIDS, turns out it was viral pneumonia. Can you imagine?

But I digress… Let’s get back to Vitamin C.

Here are some common whole food sources of Vitamin C:

Oranges, Kiwi, Canteloupe, Papaya, Strawberries, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale and Peppers.

“Super foods” with the highest concentration of Vitamin C on planet earth are:

Camu Camu Fruit, Amla (Indian Gooseberry), and Acerola Cherries. In that order.

Vitamin C supports nearly every system in your body: your adrenals, your immune system, your cardiovascular system, and more. Perhaps the most important is that it is a neutralizer of free radicals.

There’s been tons of ground-breaking research on high-dose Vitamin C’s powerful healing and anti-cancer effects by the likes of Fred Klenner MD, Irwin Stone, Linus Pauling, and Ewan Cameron. I don’t have time to get into their stories but I wanted to a least give credit where it’s due. Google them in your spare time. There’s a fascinating Vitamin C phenomenon that most of us don’t know about.

The sicker and/or more toxic you are, the more free radicals you have in your body, and as a result, the more Vitamin C your body will absorb and use. The body keeps a small reserve of Vitamin C available for use when there is increased internal demand, but when you are sick this is quickly depleted.

You may have also heard (or experienced) that if you take too much Vitamin C by mouth you get the runs, aka “chach” which is our family’s abbreviation (and code word) for

“Diarrhea Cha Cha Cha”.

A healthy person can take anywhere from 4-15 grams (4,000-15,000 mg) of Vitamin C in a 24 hour period without getting the runs, but a sick person can tolerate anywhere from 10-20 times more. I’m talking even as much as 100-200 grams per day by mouth.

Have you ever taken Vitamin C when you had a cold and it didn’t help? This is probably because you didn’t take near enough.

Here’s where it gets ridiculous… If you ate something that contained “100% of the USRDA (Recommended Daily Allowance ) of Vitamin C” that seems pretty good right?

It’s not.

The USRDA for Vitamin C is only 75 mg. That’s MILLIGRAMS. A normal healthy person can absorb and use between 4,000-15,000 milligrams per day. So the USRDA is way off on this one. 75 mg is basically what someone decided is the absolute minimum amount to keep you from getting scurvy. This is not an amount that promotes health and optimal body function.

One orange has about 150mg of Vitamin C, about 2 times more than the USRDA. And 1 teaspoon of Camu Camu Powder has about 15 times the USRDA of Vitamin C!

Even though you may not have scurvy, I think it’s safe to assume that many of us may not be getting enough Vitamin C in our diets, the lack of which could be a contributor to

  1. a) feeling lousy or b) serious disease.

High Dose Oral Vitamin C Therapy is taking the maximum dose your body can tolerate before you get the runs. This requires finding your threshold and then backing off a little bit for your daily dose. The clinical term is “titrating to bowel tolerance”.

As some of you know, one of the therapies I used to help my body heal from cancer was Vitamin C IV Therapy, which is a common practice in the natural/alternative cancer treatment world. This involves sitting in chair in a practitioner’s office for two hours with an IV drip containing 50 grams or more of Vitamin C. And while this is a very effective method to get a massive dose of Vitamin C without reaching bowel tolerance and to promote healing in the body, it is time consuming and expensive. I was paying $120 a pop, cash money. And in order for it to be the most effective you need to do it 2-3 times per week for many weeks.

My friend Bill, who’s healing his prostate cancer naturally, turned me on to a simple do-it-yourself Oral Vitamin C Protocol that he was put on by an underground cancer treatment expert whose name I cannot use publicly. Bill initially reached bowel tolerance taking 60 grams per day. After two months his tolerance was down to less than 30 grams per day. That’s a very good sign.

The Vitamin C Toxicity Test & Protocol

This is something everyone should do. Now clearly no one wants diarrhea on purpose, but in this case it can give you some immediate feedback about your internal condition. And it’s super cheap to do!

The simple way to find your tolerance is to take 2-3 grams of Vitamin C powder or crystals (ascorbic acid) every two hours mixed in 8 oz of water. That will give you about 12-18 grams the first day. Make sure you keep track of your doses. Vitamin C powder is highly concentrated. 1 teaspoon is usually about 5 grams of Vitamin C.

The goal is to find your 24 hour limit, not your single dose limit.

The half-life of Vitamin C in the body is about 30 minutes. That means about an hour after you take Vitamin C, your body has used up most of it. So an important key to this protocol is to keep your body saturated with C all day. Dosing every 1-2 hours is ideal.

If you reach bowel tolerance in the first 24 hours, reduce the total dose by 20-25% and continue to take that amount every day  as a maintenance dose (this may be for several days or weeks) until you reach bowel tolerance again at that level. Then reduce by 20% again and continue with that dose until you hit bowel tolerance, and so on.

It works the opposite of what you would expect because you don’t build up a tolerance. The healthier you become, the lower your bowel tolerance for Vitamin C will go.

If you reach bowel tolerance at 10-15 grams or less per day, you’re considered to be in very good shape health wise.

If you follow the steps above and do not reach bowel tolerance the first day, continue to up the dose each day until you get there. If you are seriously sick you may need to dose every hour or 1/2 hour as indicated in the chart below. As you get close to bowel tolerance you will get gassy and should have soft stool. That means you’re very close to your body’s limit and should reduce your dosage a bit.

Here’s a dosage chart from the late and legendary Dr. Robert Cathcart MD, who treated 9000+ patients with Vitamin C!

TABLE I – USUAL BOWEL TOLERANCE DOSES 

CONDITION              Grams Per 24 Hours   Doses Per 24 Hours

normal                                               4 –  15                    4 –  6

mild cold                                         30 –  60                    6 – 10

severe cold                                     60 – 100+                 8 – 15

influenza                                      100 – 150                   8 – 20

ECHO, coxsackievirus               100 – 150                    8 – 20

mononucleosis                           150 – 200+                12 – 25

viral pneumonia                        100 – 200+               12 – 25

hay fever, asthma                        15 –  50                    4 –  8

environmental and

food allergy                                 0.5 –  50                   4 –  8

burn, injury, surgery                  25 – 150+                6 – 20

anxiety, exercise and

other mild stresses                    15 –  25                   4 –  6

cancer                                           15 – 100                 4 – 15

ankylosing spondylitis               15 – 100                 4 – 15

Reiter’s syndrome                       15 –  60                  4 – 10

acute anterior uveitis                 30 – 100                 4 – 15

rheumatoid arthritis                  15 – 100                 4 – 15

bacterial infections                     30 – 200+               10 – 25

infectious hepatitis                     30 – 100                  6 – 15

candidiasis                                   15 – 200+                6 – 25

Something else worth noting in the above chart: If you are under chronic stress or engage in athletic activities like running, weight training, etc. you are likely to have an increased need for Vitamin C and your tolerance will be higher. Even if you are healthy.

Dr. Cathcart also notes that low dose vitamin c had basically no effect, but high dose vitamin c, when taken at 80-90% of bowel tolerance, produced a significant and dramatic reduction of symptoms in his patients.

Experiments

When I first tried this protocol a couple months ago I didn’t reach bowel tolerance until I got to around 34 grams. I worked my way up to taking 12 grams three times per day. I have no idea why my tolerance was that high. I workout 3-5 days per week which would increase my tolerance but perhaps I also had something going on internally… who knows?

Earlier this morning I took 7.5 grams and it produced bowel tolerance for me a couple hours later which actually interrupted my work on this post. Clearly my tolerance is down and if Dr. Cathcart is right, my internal health has improved.

Another one: My kids came home with colds from school two weeks ago. Then my wife got it. One morning I started to feel cold symptoms as well so I took 10 grams of Vitamin c. I felt great all day. Then close to bedtime I started to feel the symptoms again so I took another 10 grams. I did this every day for about a week. I would feel the symptoms in the morning, but I quickly crushed them with 10 grams of vitamin c.  Some days I would take a dose around lunch time as well if I remembered. I was taking 20-30 grams per day for most of the week, I felt good, I was close to bowel tolerance, and the cold never developed. Since then, I’ve done this more times than I can count. Works every time.

What form to take?

Vitamin C comes in several different forms: pure asorbic acid and buffered with minerals.

Buffered C contains mineral salts like calcium asorbate, magnesium asorbate, and sodium asorbate. Buffered C is more alkaline but the excess minerals could be problematic if you are taking mega doses.

I compared three different types (buffered and pure asorbic acid) to see if they had different effects but my tolerance was basically the same for all three. Having said that…

Solaray Vitamin C Powder is 100% pure asorbic acid so it’s extremely tart and citric. Vitamin Shoppe Buffered C-Complex tastes chalky, not citric.

Thompson C Buffered Crystals is buffered with calcium asorbate, it’s citric but not as strong as the pure crystals.

Dr. Cathcart recommends taking pure asorbic acid for the high dose oral protocol. Dr. Thomas Levy recommends sodium asorbate. I think it makes sense to rotate between different types.

*After writing this post it was brought to my attention that most of the asorbic acid in vitamin C powder is made in China from GMO corn. If that is a concern for you, there are several brands of non-GMO vitamin C powders.

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Asperger’s Syndrome – Treatment Overview


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Asperger’s Syndrome – Treatment Overview

Treatment for Asperger’s syndrome strives to improve your child’s abilities to interact with other people and thus to function effectively in society and be self-sufficient. Each child with Asperger’s syndrome has differences in the number and severity of symptoms, so treatment should be designed to meet individual needs and available family resources. Specific treatments are based on symptoms.

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Securing services:

Start by contacting your local school district to find out which services are available for your child. Become informed about your child’s educational rights. Federal law requires public schools to provide appropriate educational services for people ages 3 to 21 who have disabilities (including Asperger’s). Also, there may be state and local laws or policies to aid children with Asperger’s.

You will meet with school personnel to identify goals and establish an individualized education program (IEP). IEPs are designed to fit the child’s specific needs based on the evaluation of his or her level of disability.

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Here is some soothing music to help calm and sooth when the ASD patient becomes restless or upset. Great for when they are having a melt down. The total transformation is a mind blowing. It will also give the care taker of the ASD patient a good restful sleep also and can calm you down during a melt down. That way you have control over your emotions and the ASD patient to relax and become grounded again. This is better than the medications for instant relief. They have found if you play this at night, that the next day is much calmer for them.

CAUTION: Do not play if you are driving a vehicle or operating machinery. The person it is recommended for can use headphones or ear buds in vehicles. Or If Emergency melt down pull off the highway and park the vehicle and play the music and turn it to earbuds once you have situation under control. 

 

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Asperger’s Syndrome – School programs


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Asperger’s Syndrome – School programs

Look at what is being offered at different schools to find out which services your child needs and where you can best find them. Qualities to look for include:

  • Small work groups with individual attention.
  • A communication specialist with an interest in social skills training.
  • Opportunities for social interaction in a structured setting and in supervised activities.
  • A concern for teaching real-life skills and encouraging a child’s special interests and talents.
  • A willingness to individualize the curriculum.
  • A sensitive counselor who can focus on your child’s emotional well-being and serve as a liaison with the family.
  • An emphasis on respect for diversity and empathy for students.

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Stay informed about what is happening in your child’s classroom. Frequent communication can be managed with a communication diary that goes back and forth between teacher and parent.

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Asperger’s Syndrome – Exams and Tests


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Asperger’s Syndrome – Exams and Tests

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental condition in which people have difficulties understanding how to interact socially. A diagnosis is best made with input from parents, doctors, teachers, and other caregivers who know or who have observed the child. Asperger’s syndrome is diagnosed when specific criteria are met. These include:

  • Poor social interaction.
  • Unusual behavior, interests, and activities.
  • No delay in language development.
    • No delay in self-help skills and curiosity about the environment.

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Here’s a simple test.

One of many so if you want to look at different ones there are several to choose from.

Childhood Autism Spectrum Test

Your doctor will take a medical history by asking questions about your child’s development, including information about motor development, language, areas of special interest, and social interactions. He or she will also ask about the mother’s pregnancy and the family’s history of medical conditions.

Testing can help your doctor find out whether your child’s problem is related to Asperger’s syndrome. Your primary care provider may refer your child to a specialist for testing, including:

  • Psychological assessment. Intellectual function and learning style are evaluated. IQ (intelligence quotient) and motor skills tests are common. Personality assessment tests may also be done.
  • Communication assessment. Speech and formal language are evaluated. Children are tested to find out how well they understand and use language to communicate ideas. Your doctor will also test for understanding of nonverbal forms of communication and nonliteral language skills, such as understanding of humor or metaphor. He or she will listen to your child’s voice for volume, stress, and pitch.
  • Psychiatric examination. Your doctor may examine your child’s family and peer relationships, reactions to new situations, and the ability to understand the feelings of others and types of indirect communication such as teasing and sarcasm. Your doctor may want to observe your child at home and at school. He or she may also look for conditions such as anxiety and depression, which are often found in people with Asperger’s syndrome.

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Asperger’s Syndrome – Treatment Strategies


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Asperger’s Syndrome – Treatment strategies

Treatment is geared toward improving communication, social skills, and behavior management. A treatment program may be adjusted often to be the most useful for your child.

Take advantage of your child’s strengths by encouraging him or her to explore interests at home and at school. Activity-oriented groups and focused counseling can also be helpful.

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Treatment strategies continued:

Many children with Asperger’s syndrome also have other coexisting conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, and depression. These conditions can place extra demands on parents who are already dealing with a child with extra needs. These conditions may require treatment with medicines and other therapies.

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Prevention:

Researchers have not yet found a way to prevent Asperger’s syndrome. Some advocacy groups claim the measlesmumpsrubella (MMR) vaccine causes Asperger’s and autism. But numerous studies have not found a link between these conditions and the vaccine.2 Doctors recommend that you have your children immunized, because not doing so puts them and others in your community at risk for serious diseases and even death. (Some say that statement is a cover up)

Asperger’s Syndrome – Home Treatment:

You can best serve your child by learning about Asperger’s syndrome and providing a supportive and loving home environment. Remember that your child, just like every other child, has his or her own strengths and weaknesses and needs as much support, patience, and understanding as you can give.

Educating yourself about the condition and about what to expect is an important part of helping your child develop independence and succeed outside of his or her home. Learn about Asperger’s syndrome by talking to your doctor or contacting Asperger’s organizations. A good source is OASIS @ MAAP: The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support Center at http://www.aspergersyndrome.org. Learning about Asperger’s will reduce your and your family members’ stress and help your child succeed.

The following are some suggestions on how to help your child who has Asperger’s syndrome. Some of the ideas will be helpful, and some may not work for you. Flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to continue to learn will all help you as you raise your child.

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General strategies for success:

  • Children with Asperger’s syndrome benefit from daily routines for meals, homework, and bedtime. They also like specific rules, and consistent expectations mean less stress and confusion for them.
  • Many people with Asperger’s syndrome do best with verbal (rather than nonverbal) teaching and assignments. A direct, concise, and straightforward manner is also helpful.
  • People with Asperger’s syndrome often have trouble understanding the “big picture” and tend to see part of a situation rather than the whole. That’s why they often benefit from a parts-to-whole teaching approach, starting with part of a concept and adding to it to demonstrate encompassing ideas.
  • Visual supports, including schedules and other written materials that serve as organizational aids, can be helpful.
  • Be aware that background noises, such as a clock ticking or the hum of fluorescent lighting, may be distracting to your child.
  • Children with autism spectrum disorders (which include Asperger’s syndrome) may be especially interested in video games, computers, or other screen-based media such as TV. If possible, keep televisions, video games, and computers out of your child’s bedroom. When children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have these devices in their bedroom, they are more likely to sleep fewer hours. This is especially true when video games are in the bedroom. If your child doesn’t get enough sleep, his or her ASD symptoms may be worse.
  • Children with Asperger’s syndrome often mature more slowly. Don’t always expect them to “act their age.”
  • Try to identify stress triggers and avoid them if possible. Prepare your child in advance for difficult situations, and teach him or her ways to cope. For example, teach your child coping skills for dealing with change or new situations.

Strategies for developing social skills:

  • Your child may not understand the social norms and rules that come more naturally to other children. Provide clear explanations of why certain behaviors are expected, and teach rules for those behaviors.
  • Encourage your child to learn how to interact with people and what to do when spoken to, and explain why it is important. Give lots of praise, especially when he or she uses a social skill without prompting.
  • Practice activities, such as games or question-and-answer sessions, that call for taking turns or putting yourself in the other person’s place.
  • Help your child understand others’ feelings by role-playing and watching and discussing human behaviors seen in movies or on television. Provide a model for your child by telling him or her about your own feelings and reactions to those feelings.
  • Teach your child how to read and respond appropriately to social cues. Give him or her “stock” phrases to use in various social situations, such as when being introduced. You can also teach your child how to interact by role-playing.
  • Foster involvement with others, especially if your child tends to be a loner.
  • Teach your child about public and private places, so that he or she learns what is appropriate in both circumstances. For example, hugging may not be appropriate at school but is usually fine at home.

Strategies for school:

  • Use visual systems, such as calendars, checklists, and notes, to help define and organize schoolwork.
  • Orient your child to the school setting. Before the school year starts, take time to “walk through” your child’s daily schedule. You can also use pictures to make your child familiar with the new settings before school starts.
  • Be aware of and try to protect your child from bullying and teasing. Talk to your child’s teacher or school counselor about educating classmates about Asperger’s syndrome.
  • Ask your child’s teacher to seat your child next to classmates who are sensitive to your child’s special needs. These classmates might also serve as “buddies” during recess, at lunch, and at other times.
  • Encourage your child’s teacher to include your child in classroom activities that emphasize his or her best academic skills, such as reading, vocabulary, and art.
  • Set up homework routines for your child by doing homework at a specific time and place every day. This will help your child learn about time management.
  • Use rewards to motivate your child. Allow him or her to watch TV or play a favorite video game or give points toward a “special interest” gift when he or she performs well.
  • Some children with Asperger’s have poor handwriting. Typing schoolwork on a computer may be one way to make homework easier. Using computers can also help children improve fine motor skills and organize information. Occupational therapy may also be helpful.

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Asperger’s Syndrome – Symptoms in Adulthood


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Asperger’s Syndrome – Symptoms in Adulthood

Symptoms in adulthood:

  • Asperger’s syndrome is a lifelong condition, although it tends to stabilize over time, and improvements are often seen. Adults usually have a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses. They are able to learn social skills, including how to read others’ social cues. Many people with Asperger’s syndrome marry and have children.
  • Some traits that are typical of Asperger’s syndrome, such as attention to detail and focused interests, can increase chances of university and career success. Many people with Asperger’s seem to be fascinated with technology, and a common career choice is engineering. But scientific careers are by no means the only areas where people with Asperger’s excel. Indeed, many respected historical figures have had symptoms of Asperger’s, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Thomas Jefferson.

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Other conditions:

Many adults with Asperger’s syndrome also have coexisting conditions and may have symptoms of these conditions also. They include:

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Neem In the Garden


 Neem In the Garden

neem oil

Neem oil is considered quite useful when it’s applied daily to young plants. This oil should be diluted with water when spraying on plants in the garden. It’s non-toxic to birds, wildlife, fish and bees. According to some studies, it’s safe and effective for plant growth. Neem oil is one of the safest oils to be used in your home.

Neem oil is commonly used in the form of an insecticide. It’s quite effective when applied as standard soil drench. Once this oil enters the plant’s vascular system, it’s consumed by insects during feeding. Due to this, insects cease or reduce feeding. It also prevents larvae from maturing, and interrupts or reduces mating behavior. In some cases, the oil can also kill insects.

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Neem oil is also an excellent mite repellent. It’s used to manage more than 200 species of sucking and chewing insects according to different products.

Last but not the least, it’s also an effective fungicide against mildews, rusts and fungi. It’s also considered useful for many other kind of issues, including black spot, root rot and sooty mold.

Neem oil is one of nature’s wonderful plants and oils with amazing health benefits just like tea tree oil, coconut oil, avocado and witch hazel.

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Once Upon A Midnight Cowgirl


April 4, 2017

Well we have exciting news at our place.

A mother Pig lost her baby and it wandered onto my land and survived the dog pack. Amazing she must belong on this aina..

I let the dogs out for one last run at 11:15pm. About 20 minutes into this moment of peace and quiet came barking and squealing. I really didn’t know why my dogs were barking so crazy wild. They really don’t bark unless there is something present.

In my pajamas, which consists of boxer shorts and a tank top, I threw on my rubber barn boots and headed out to the dogs. I wrangled up the dogs one by one. I still didn’t see anything until I got the last dog in. That’s when I spotted the tiny 16 ounce water bottled sized black piglet.

So back out I go again to now get the pig before a dog gets a hold of it. Now it’s about Midnight and I finally have chased down the little buckaroo. It was the highest pitch squeal I have ever heard. All the way up to the house. Dogs are howling at the tops of their lungs. Neighbors are turning on their porch lights.

I am pretty sure the mother and her piglets were disturbed by my dogs. I could hear all the dogs on the block howling one by one as the mother headed out of dodge…

I am just thinking “What has god given me now. I am running around trying to find something to put this little piggy in. Laughing the whole time. I spot the dog’s food container I just washed still on the front porch… Put midnight in there so I could collect my thoughts. Then it was like I just put the piglet in front of a microphone with the speaker on high… Oh my…

Ran around to the back and got the dog carrier and some old clothes and stuffed them inside. Put the piggy inside and locked her in my office. Another moment to catch my breath and figure out what my next move is.

I decided to give Midnight some warm milk to sooth her cries… She was a sleep in seconds after that.

April 5, 2017

The next morning starts the journey of caring for Midnight Cowgirl.

I know nothing about farm animals. But thank technology for the internet. I found information on pot belly pigs, but not on raising a Feral Pig. But still found wonderful advice on the  feeding regiment. Good thing a friend of a friend raises pigs also. Her advice was to get Colostrum Supplement and Uni-Milk by Manna Pro.

I built her a “Crib” 72” long x 23” wide. She comes out to eat and do her bathroom duties and back in the carrier for a nap inside my office, which has become her residence. It’s the only place that will stay warm all day and night. Since there is no mom to keep her warm she must stay warm. 90 Degrees to be exact is the optimal temperature for her..

5 dogs, 6 chickens and now a baby pig.

So here we are today April 8, 2017 and Midnight Cowgirl is thriving.

April 8, 2017

I am exhausted from the hour to 2 hour feedings. But she sleeps through the night which is awesome. Too bad I can’t get my dogs to do that.

She is becoming very playful and needs a yard to run around in and a friend. Gave Midnight a big ball to play with. Big for her we’ll say!!!

Fed her some ground up oatmeal and apple with her Colostrum Supplement (by Manna Pro) today.

She seems to have dandruff. I put a little Diatomaceous Earth on her to get rid of the fleas and ticks or lice. What ever it may be I wanted it dead. She is still to small to give her DE in her food. DE is Great for keeping any un-wanted pests from her inside and outside.

Going to mount the camera in her crib so I can get all the action footage. I am sure everyone will enjoy “Midnight Cowgirl’s” antics. As she grows and explores.

Are We Losing Our Natural Vitamin Sources?


Are We Losing Our Natural Vitamin Sources?

Any more there is nothing that we can consume as far as vitamins or food that can benefit the humans total system. Forget the optimal diet. The mega-doses of vitamins and minerals can no longer ensure the preservation of good health for most Americans.

Ask around like we did and sure enough you begin to acquire a valuable database of folk remedies. Everyone we asked had a home remedy or two; a grandmother’s remedy to cure gout (apple cider vinegar), a remedy to stop diarrhea within minutes (turmeric), an old Mexican cure for a nagging cough (garlic). They are adding more “Home Grown” veggies into their Lifestyle. The quality of the vitamins sourced from “Store Bought” veggies is weak. All due to GMO and over Farming the minerals from the soil.

Unfortunately, our immune systems have been subjected to poisons unparalleled in previous centuries and unimaginable by our earlier ancestors.

  • The placement of toxic mercury amalgam fillings in our mouths
  • The pervasive petrochemicals polluting our homes and environment
  • The injection of DNA-damaging childhood vaccinations
  • The excessive use of antibiotics and other prescription drugs
  • The excessive use of Dangerous Chemicals to maintain weeds and bugs

These are just a sample of the modern-day traumatizing effects that have rendered many individuals chronically ill. Until these and other “obstacles to cure” are adequately addressed, general guidelines–although important to maintain a healthy lifestyle–are simply no longer adequate to fend off degenerative disease and help individuals regain their birthright of optimal health. Indeed, in our current toxic environment, much more radical measures are required.

At this stage Detoxing is very critical to maintain good health. As we consume more food and water we continue to consume high levels of toxins. There are several ways to achieve detoxing in a manner that does not put your body into major shock.

  • Eating Clean with a good balanced wholesome food
  • No YO YO Dieting, eat what you want as long as it is clean food
  • Juicing and consuming the pulp in healthy cooked recipes
  • Exercising is a good way to release toxins through sweating
  • Gentle Ionic Detoxing
  • Omega-3 fish oil is an important part of any detox program
  • Bio Mat
  • Inferred Therapy

These are DO NOT DO THIS

  • Detoxing the wrong way is very dangerous
  • Causing a shock to your immune system by draining all the vitamins and minerals from your system.
  • Starving your System with Fasting, especially water only
  • NO YO YO Dieting. My opinion is that dieting is the worst for your system. It does not work as a permanent solution and it is very unhealthy.

10 Healing Herbs You Can Grow Indoors


10 Healing Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

Ask around like we did and sure enough you begin to acquire a valuable database of folk remedies. Everyone we asked had a home remedy or two; a grandmother’s remedy to cure gout (apple cider vinegar), a remedy to stop diarrhea within minutes (turmeric), an old Mexican cure for a nagging cough (garlic).

Herbs are known for their culinary, medicinal and relaxation properties. They flavor food and provide numerous health benefits. However, not many people can manage to have fresh herbs throughout the year and they use dried ones. This is mainly due to the climate. Fortunately, you can grow your own herbs indoors and have a fresh supply all year long. Fresh herbs are rich in nutrients, color, and flavor. Here’s how to grow herbs indoors.

Growing Herbs Indoors
The process of growing plants indoors in water is known as hydroponics. So, here are the steps:

You should take some herb cutting and put them in glass bottles. Add plain water, either rain water or tap water which has been left to air overnight. Avoid using tight-fitting containers.
Remove the lower leaves because they can rot in water. You should change the water once a week. When the roots start growing, don’t change the water.
You can also soak a few willow branches in warm water overnight and then use to speed up the growth.
Place the jar on a bright light.

1. Basil
You can easily grow basil indoors. It is packed with antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties and it provides numerous benefits. Simply, cut off the stem you want to root before the parent plant flowers.

2. Lemon Balm
This herb is known for its fresh smell, which keeps the mosquitoes and insects away. You should pick several cuttings in spring or fall and put them in water in a bright place. Lemon balm can help digestion and reduce anxiety. Bear in mind that you should change the water once a week.

3. Oregano
The process of growing oregano is similar to that of basil. You should take fresh oregano cuttings in water and pinch the growing tips as it grows. It has various health benefits which come as a result of its antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties.

4. Peppermint
This is probably the easiest herb you can grow indoors. All you should do is place some fresh peppermint cuttings in water. You can use it in your salads and desserts. It will soothe bowel syndrome and reduce the stress levels. Moreover, you will be protected from spiders and mice as they don’t like the smell.

5. Rosemary
Its thick stems will take a while to grow roots and should be placed in a sunny spot. You can use it in soups, as a garnish or meat rub. It can improve the brain health, boost memory, and promote hair growth.

6. Sage
You can grow your own sage indoors by taking a few sprigs in the spring from an outdoor plant and placing them in shallow water. Make sure you don’t let the leaves touch the water. This amazing herb will help you with anxiety, and it will improve the memory.

7. Spearmint
This herb requires the same growing process as peppermint. It is extremely beneficial for post-menopausal women and can balance sex hormones.

8. Stevia
Take organic stevia cuttings and put them in a glass jar full of water. Stevia doesn’t like the cold, so make sure to put it in a consistently warm spot. It will help you stop smoking.

9. Tarragon
Grow tarragon by taking spring cuttings after fresh growth appears. You should place it on a warm and bright spot. Tarragon is packed with antibacterial properties and it can regulate blood sugar levels and treat metabolic syndrome.

10. Thyme
You should take cuttings in the mid-spring or early summer before the parent plants flowers. Keep it moist to prevent drying out. This herb is beneficial as it can lower blood pressure, prevent tooth decay, and cause cancer cell death.

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What is Diatomaceous Earth Used for in the Garden?


By Orgnatlife.com

The uses for diatomaceous earth are many, but in the garden diatomaceous earth can be used as an insecticide. ants-gardenDiatomaceous earth works to get rid of insects such as:

Aphids, Thrips, Ants, Mites, Earwigs, Bedbugs, Adult Flea Beetles, Cockroaches, Snails and Slugs

To the insects, the diatomaceous earth is a lethal dust with microscopic sharp edges that cut through the insect’s protective covering, causing them to dry out, thus killing them when they are either dusted with the diatomaceous earth or applied in a wet spray form.

de-microscopeOne of the benefits of diatomaceous earth for insect control is that the insects it helps to control have no way to build up a resistance to the diatomaceous earth, like with many of the chemical control insecticides.


How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

Most places where you can purchase diatomaceous earth will have complete directions on the proper application of the product. As with any pesticide, be sure to read the label thoroughly and follow the directions thereon! The directions will include how to properly apply the diatomaceous earth (DE) both in the garden and indoors for the control of many insects as well as forming a barrier of sorts against them.

black-ant-on-leafIn the garden diatomaceous earth may be applied as a dust with a dust applicator approved for such use; again it is of the utmost importance to wear a dust mask during application of the diatomaceous earth in this manner and leave the mask on until you have left the dusting area. Keep pets and children clear of the dusting area until the dust has settled.

In my opinion, it is better to apply the product in a wettable form to avoid the airborne dust particles problem, even then wearing a dust mask is a garden smart action to take. When using as a dust application, you will want to cover both the top and underside of all foliage with the dust. If it rains right after the dust application, it will need to be reapplied. A great time to do the dust application is right after a light rain or in the very early morning when the dew is upon the foliage as it helps the dust to stick well to the foliage.

de-2For doing the spray application of diatomaceous earth, the mix ratio is usually one (1) cup of diatomaceous earth per ½ gallon or two (2) cups per gallon of water. Keep the mix tank agitated or stir it often to keep the diatomaceous earth powder well mixed with the water. This mix may also be applied as a paint of sorts to trees and some shrubs.

This is truly an amazing product of nature for use in our gardens and around our homes. Don’t forget that it is the “Food Grade” of diatomaceous earth that we want for our gardens and home use.

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR LIVESTOCK:


DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR LIVESTOCK

Important Notice

Feed ONLY Organic Freshwater FOOD GRADE DE To animals

cattle-deGoats, chickens, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, rabbits and others will benefit from the use of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. As well as being beneficial to animal health our Diatomaceous Earth also acts as an anti-caking additive to help the feed ingredients from sticking together.

More LIVESTOCK BENEFITS that have been observed:
Stimulates basic metabolism
Converts feed better
Reduces the desire to lick soil
Scouring or diarrhea: when fed it seems to act as a material that drives both virus and bacteria out of the body and solidifies the stool.
Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls
Better coat and hoof condition
Reduces annual vet bills–decreased mortality
Dairy cattle: Increased milk production
Better egg production, stronger eggs, and reduces overall animal stress.

Suggested LIVESTOCK FEEDING and Application Rates:

% of total weight of dry ration 5% in grain or 1 oz. per day
Animal Suggested Rate
Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle 1% of total weight of dry ration or 1 oz. per day
Calves 4 grams in morning milk per calf or 2 oz. per day in feed
Chickens 5% in feed, use at full strength in dusting boxes
Hogs 2% of total feed ration, dust or spray on bedding and animals
Horses 5 oz. (1 cup) in daily feed ration
Sheep 1% in ground grains 1 part Diatomaceous Earth to 2 parts T-M salt
Goats 1% in grain, 1/2 oz per day, up to 50% in T-M salt

FOR LARGE ANIMALS, Diatomaceous Earth may be offered as “FREE CHOICE” as long as the dispenser is well protected from the wind. Your livestock will also gain benefits from the many trace MINERALS naturally provided by Freshwater Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, and DE helps reduce animal excrement odors that draw flies.

* Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly reports of what hundreds of users as well as Holistic Veterinarians have recommended.

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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH AND YOUR PETS


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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH AND YOUR PETS

 

PETS: Our best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Protect them from fleas and other crawling insects with diatomaceous earth. Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas and other crawling insects are suspected.

flea-eggs-dogCRAWLING INSECT CONTROL diatomaceous earth kills by physical action, not chemical. The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect’s waxy coating, and they dehydrate and die.

“Our work is based on natural, preventive care for animals, so of course we are always on the lookout for good, quality NATURAL products to help our clients and our listening audience that won’t break the bank.” We have long been proponents of diatomaceous earth as a natural pest control for all animals.

de-microscopeRegular Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Pet and Animal Consumption:
The Following is Recommended Food daily doses for Dogs and Cats. The diatomaceous earth seems to create an environment in the digestive system that parasites cannot live in. Also reported are great results with sore and painful hips and joints, and even a fuller, healthier shiny coat when fed as a regular daily supplement.

Other suggestions for food grade diatomaceous earth for pets:
Cat Litter/Kitty Litter: Liberally add Diatomaceous Earth to litter box to effectively control dampness and odors.

Animal Suggested Rate
Large Cats 1 teaspoon
Kittens 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs 100 lbs + 1-2 tablespoons
Dogs 50-100 lbs 1 tablespoon
Mini dogs 1/2 teaspoon

In clinical observations of feeding dogs over 35 lbs. 1 tablespoon/day, and dogs under 35 lbs. 1 teaspoon/day, of diatomaceous earth, within seven days all ova disappeared from stools. Diatomaceous Earth controlled Ascarids (Toxocana), Hookworms (Anclyostoma caninum), and Whipworms (Trichuris vulipis).
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Lassie wants to Leave Santa Some Treats


Dog TreatsAlmond Butter Doggie Biscuits…

(Healthier than peanut butter)

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (or if your dog is sensitive to wheat use alternate)
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 cup Organic Raw Almond Butter
1 1/4 cups Hot Water
Preheat Oven 350’F
Mix Dry ingredients together, Mix the almond butter and hot water. If it’s too sticky just add a little flour. Mix well. Roll dough into small balls.
On greased cookie sheet place the balls and place fork marks across top. Bake for 40 minutes turn off oven and leave in there overnight. (Healthier than peanut butter)
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (or if your dog is sensitive to wheat use alternate)
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 cup Organic Raw Almond Butter
1 1/4 cups Hot Water
Preheat Oven 350’F
Mix Dry ingredients together, Mix the almond butter and hot water. If it’s too sticky just add a little flour. Mix well. Roll dough into small balls.
On greased cookie sheet place the balls and place fork marks across top. Bake for 40 minutes turn off oven and leave in there overnight.

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For Carrot’s Goodness, During the Holidays Don’t Forget about the Pets


carrot-goodness-dogCarrot Goodness

Doggie Treats

Ingredients:
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots (see note below)
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened or a fresh apple pureed
1/8 cup water (you may need to add additional 1/8 cup water)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350° F
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl. Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana. Then pour in the applesauce and water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into marble size balls, flatten with fork to 1/2 inch thickness. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Let them cool overnight in the oven for crispy treats.

 

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WHAT DOES “A CUP OF JOE” MEAN TO YOU?


WHAT DOES “A CUP OF JOE” MEAN TO YOU?

Are You A Consumer Or Connoisseur of Great Health Benefits?

What is the best cup of coffee you have ever had?

by: http://www.orgnatlife.com

Well that could be a long list or a very short one. The bigger BOXED coffee shops as Star$$$$’s really does not appeal to me. Boring, run of the mill. It’s the smaller shops that actually make a good cup of coffee, or maybe it’s the atmosphere that makes it taste so good. Either way the atmosphere is comfy and inviting. Big oversized chairs to relax in and read a book or chat with others while you sip that wonderful drink.. Sounds like home.

Speaking of terminology.. Lord give me a break. If one more establishment comes up with another tongue twisting drink that takes 5 minutes to order and another 20 minutes to make, I will have to stop altogether. What ever happen to the good Old days when a cup of Joe was just that a cup of joe?

Well we are about to find out… When espresso came to America and where did espresso come from originally? Italy you say…  NO.

Espresso first appeared in Italy in the early 20th century. Coffee had already become a necessity to Italian daily life thanks to North African Muslims who brought it through Venice’s ports during the Renaissance. We owe much of the mystique coffee to Venetian merchants who charged wealthy patrons hefty sums to try out this newfangled drink when the first coffeehouses opened in the 1640’s.

Fast forward about 200 years and we find business man Luigi Bezzera tinkering away with this coffee pot to find a way to make coffee faster. In 1903, Bezzera owned a manufacturing business and was frustrated by the time-consuming process of brewing his own coffee at home each morning.

He soon found that adding steam pressure to the machine not only cut down on the brewing process but also produced a stronger, more robust cup of coffee. This new quick-brew process drew out the coffee bean’s best qualities but somehow avoided over extraction.

Bezzera immediately named his invention the “Fast Coffee Machine”. Since the word ‘espresso’ means fast in Italian, the name of the beverage the machine produced was quickly shortened to what we know today.

Unfortunately, Bezzera wasn’t as talented at marketing and sales as he was at engineering. In 1905, another businessman named Desidero Pavoni purchased the machine’s rights from Bezzera and had it patented.

Nowadays you don’t have to travel to Italy to experience Bezzera’s handiwork. The recent boom in espresso’s popularity has brought this Italian treat to every mall and street corner. Next time you decide to pick one up, take a moment to think about the more than 100 years of history inside your cup.

BREWING…

There are several ways to brew the black magic. Easy, put the water in and walk away to grinding, tampering, brewing and mixing the syrups to get that special taste.

For myself I threw out the Drip coffee maker and opted for the french press carafe. To have a rich full bodied aroma wafting through the house is like a beautiful melody running through your mind over and over.

I still say the best was the Percolator, back in the day. I can remember my grandma making coffee on the stove. Watching the coffee going up into the glass bubble on top and back down again, becoming darker in color each time it reached the bubble. Then the electric percolator my mom used was the highlight of the 60’s. Same technique just plug it in and watch it go.. No more standing by the stove and waiting for that perfect cup of coffee.

The Automatic drip machine came into the light. Wow everyone thought this was the BOMB.. Yes it gave you your pot of coffee in 5 minutes. But where was that rich wafting aroma? Gone with the 5 minute cup.

Then we step up to the home brew station for espresso. Ohh, what magic we have in our possession. Soon every house had an espresso machine big and small.

The latest is the One Cup Brew machine. Bringing you pre-made espresso in 50 flavors with no hassle or mess. Every day is a coffee rainbow.

Have fun and try a different blend and technique today…. You might be surprised at the difference a “Technique” actually makes.

Don’t forget about the health benefits of coffee. Black Coffee, not that candy coated crud or Super Hype added extract.

Please!!! Regular black coffee is just fine for me.

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Ohh My Head and Tummy!!! Are you Hungover?


Here’s to all you Birthday Girls & Guys.
After last nights big event. Is your head feeling a little underwater? Tummy feeling like you are on a boat in the middle of ruff seas? First you want to try some eggs over easy with some of those Pumpkin Rolls toasted. Then “Sound the emergency Alarm” for a remedy… ACV to the Rescue!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar is believed to help the Liver dissolve poisonous matter, like to much alcohol. It also balances the pH levels and tops up any deficiency in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and iron, which your alcohol soaked body is craving.

When you wake up in the morning just make a delicious cocktail using 16 ounces of water, 2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, and if you need a sweetener, use organic honey, 100% maple syrup, or molasses to taste. If you are diabetic, use the sweet substitute stevia. I recommend you use only distilled water. This “Bragg Healthy Cocktail” is designed to flush out wastes that are clogging the organs of elimination. Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed in the distilling process. Any vinegar that is clear and has no “mother” (the strand-like substance in the bottom of the bottle) has no nutritional value. Natural raw vinegar should be pungent, with a rich, brownish color and a visible “mother.”

ENJOY your Party Recovery….