Dangers Are Lurking, How To Keep Our Pets Healthy

We are going to reach out to a different population, something out of the ordinary, but still in the line of health and wellness. Who is it you may ask? The population I will be speaking about is the canines and felines/dogs and cats. They need health as much as their owners do. If your pet is sick quite often, then you must look at your own diet and environment.
Glyphosate has become a health hazard for our pets, insects, and people. It is the active ingredient in Roundup and is found in the bodies of 93% of humans tested–the amount found in a dog’s body is a full 5,000 percent more than in humans. It is not just a toxin, but an antibiotic that interferes with enzymatic pathways in the many bacterias of your animal’s gut health. Your dog will be exposed to it every time he goes for a walk. The parks, fields, schools are treated and the animals pick it up on their paws as they run through it. Cats who are not housebound will come in contact with glyphosate as well. When the animal comes home be sure to wash their paws very carefully after their trip outdoors. It’s also in their foods if they have commercial pet foods, and those who have canned foods have more. Kibbles have the even higher levels, with grain-free kibbles having the highest levels! The move by the pet food manufactures away from corn and soy to fillers like oats, pea protein, chickpeas and lentils is the main reason. These products tested in human study deliver the highest glyphosate levels to the consumer. They are sprayed just before harvest to make the process easier. http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/2018/11/why-are-there-so-many-wheat-allergies/
GMO’s are another problem for the animal species.Dr. Michael Fox, veterinarian stated, “The creation of GMO’s GE BioTechnology as the last step for the human species to tamper with the earth’s regulatory and creative process. It’s the invasion on the sanctity of life purely for human profit.” Animals are now getting human diseases. Soon after genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) were introduced into the food supply, many veterinarians noticed an decline in the health of dogs and cats. Allergies, chronic diarrhea, itching, immediate symptoms; but cancers and shorter lifespans were later reported. Many people have done a dietary switch to their pets diets to non-GMO and organic diets. The improvements  were remarkable, were stated by more than 3.200 pet owners. http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/2019/01/gmos/
Xylitol has dangerous toxic properties for dogs.  It is a sugar alcohol commonly used for baking, in chewing gum, candies, peanut butters, chewable  vitamins, some toothpastes, and throat lozenges. If the dog consumes any the animal will be dead in less than a half an hour. To prevent such poisonings, recognize that dogs have a huge sweet tooth and are very short on judgement and do act accordingly. Don’t leave any of these tasty items laying around.
According to many veterinarians interviewed the raw homemade diet with organic  grass-fed organ meats and vegetables; separate and refrigerate all raw pet food from human grade foods, only washing the produce, not the raw meats. Next best is the nutritionally balanced cooked homemade diet. Do not microwave any of your pets foods, whether thawing or cooking. I repeat do not! Also, do not thaw your pet’s meats in water. Stepping down in quality, commercially available balanced raw food diet in freezer packs. and dehydrated or freeze-dried raw diet. Worse are the canned and pouch foods. Bottom of the list is the cooked homemade human food, because of the processing, chemicals and toxins that are in these foods.
The reason to choose raw;
*It’s a species appropriate diet for dogs and cats.
*Raw boosts their immune system and helps  them to avoid common diseases and chronic illnesses. Raw foods along with exercise and sunshine will help your pets stay well.
*Pets can handle a higher bacteria level than humans, but nonetheless their raw meats, poultry, seafood should be consumed within seven days.
*The meats in Raw Pet Food comes from the same suppliers as human food. Human grade suppliers, which are the ones that sell to grocery stores and also Food grade suppliers (which sell condemned meat that is sold for every other style of pet food).
*Standard processed pet foods use poor quality ingredients  and dangerous substances, preservatives, additives, colors, flavor enhancers, and other dangerous non-nutritive substances that are added to extend their shelf life and make them palatable.
Raw and fermented foods are best:
*berries and fruits; which are high sources of probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and more.
*bone-broth; highly recommended as a food source for any dog. It adds moisture, free amino acids and joint nutrients.
*organ meats; make sure you purchase meats from a local farmer or make sure that the meats are organic-grass fed sources.
*fermented  vegetables; they are high in probiotics, vitamins and fiber.
*organic pitted and skinned avocados; are one of a dog’s favorite foods, rich in vitamins, minerals, helps the dog’s coat to shine and gives vitality and energy.
There has been some discrepancy on the internet on the avocados being poison to animals. I had a friend research the source and he said that goats who can eat anything, but the leaves of the avocado trees were extremely toxic to these animals. Therefore, the bottom line is my friend claims she will continue to feed her dogs fresh avocados every day.
Talk to your veterinarian about pet food nutrition and they may help to provide recommendations on raw and pet foods that are safe and healthy for your pets.
(If don’t have any pets, pass this information on to your friends and family members who do.)

Trusted sources,

Marie


Is Your Cellphone Emitting Radiation IntoYour Body?

My dear readers,

The government issued a nuclear bomb to be tested in the desert of New Mexico 120 miles south of Albuquerque in 1945; and then 2 atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which ended the war with Japan. The radiation in the environment and the injury and death toll that followed was in the hundreds of thousands. The effects of the radiation continues to this day. Nevada tested many nuclear bombs in their desert from 1951 through 1996 with people there observing these events until ceased by the United Nations. Human beings were used as guinea pigs in these experiments, according to the ones that survived the trauma.
I have studied the effects of high-frequency radiation on the human body as part of my precursor to the field of Radiology. I worked in the field of Radiology for 25 plus years and we were continuously hounded to shield, to protect ourselves and our patients from radiation exposure. We had to be advocates for our patients so they wouldn’t be over-exposed. As an after thought, our brains were still getting radiation, the head and brain could not be protected. Hmmm.
But low-frequency radiation can have detrimental and long term effects on the body also. We aren’t told of these dangers, nor given any safety or protection from them. They are just deemed as safe to use. Just like the ‘guinea pigs’ of the 1940’s and ’50’s, we all believed them. But radiation is radiation and it is accumulative. It doesn’t leave the body, but it scatters around inside the body creating DNA damage, sometimes as bad as cancers.
Forms of electromagnetic radiation come from a large variety of sources;  which include microwaves, cordless phones, cell phones, bluetooth, computers, Wi-Fi, smart TV’s, television and radio broadcasts, power lines, fitness tracking devices, gaming systems, even some fish tanks, and of course ultra violet waves, x-rays, and gamma rays. The 5G towers are our new danger. 5G means the cell phone industry is installing millions of small cell antennas on lamp posts, buildings, and power poles all over the world (+13 million in the US alone) SIGNIFICANTLY increasing radiation level. We are always practically bathed in EMF’s.  Your cell phone is the strongest source of radiation that you carry with you daily. When not being used signals are sent out almost continuously. By default, these close range radiation pulses go through your body, even in standby mode, and these EMF’s impact our health in subtle and powerful ways. That is to say they have a adverse biological effect on our cells and their health.
If cell phones are so dangerous, then how come I’m not affected, you may say. This is the crucial thing to understand, you don’t feel the invisible rays of electricity either, but it does affect us also. Cell phones emit radio-frequency radiation which is a type of EMF. The health of our cells determines the health of our bodies and how we feel. When we examine the biological sites of cancer and cell phone use, the cell phones are always near the areas the cancer has originated. For example, people are getting tumors the same side of the head as they use their cell phone, cancers show up where one carries their phone. The studies keep pouring in and are conclusive. “Clear evidence of cancer” from cell phone radiation, concludes an extensive 10 year $30 million US federal study.
When I used to use my cell phone during  conversations it felt like it was heating up, then I put the X spots on all of my EMF appliances with the thought they would absorb all of the radiation that was emitting from the phone, (at least I was told that and believed it). It toned the heat down so I thought I was fine. But in my research I found out that is not true! These X spots only reduces the radiation, it does not take it away. I had to get rid of my cordless phone and electric clock radio also because when plugged in they would interrupt my sleep. I unplug my WiFi and turn off all EMF devices at least an hour before I go to sleep.
Research shows the biological effects of EMF’s are widespread; genetic effects, cellular and molecular effects, behavioral changes (especially in children), effects on the nervous system and brain, impaired learning, impaired fertility, metabolic effects, depressed immune system, hormonal disturbance, sleeping disorders, cardiovascular problems and blood brain barrier damage.
The WHO (World Health Organization) found that “Regular use of a cell phone by adults can significantly increase the risk of gliomas by 40% with 1640 hours or more of use.” What that means is: Gliomas are a type of tumor in the brain or spine that are malignant and deadly. Survival rates are generally 1 to 3 years after diagnosis. And 1640 hours equates to about 30 minutes per day over 10 years. These cancers are the most common cancer-related death of young adults aged 15-39. These cancers represent 80% of all malignant tumors. In fact, 24 hours of EMF exposure can cause more DNA damage than 1600 chest X-rays. We need to protect ourselves and our children from this harmful radiation.
There are some ways to protect ourselves from cell phone radiation.
1. Make Airplane Mode your best friend, or completely shut
it off. (some phones you will need to deactivate WiFi
and Bluetooth manually.)
2. Limit calls to those that are absolutely necessary.
3. Avoid using your phone next to your ear, (like the
inverse square law…it limits your potential exposure.)
hold it at least one-foot from your body and on speaker mode.
4. Don’t sleep with your cell phone turned on at night.
5. Use your phone only in conditions of optimal reception.
(avoid basement underground, or elevator use.)
Stand next to window or outside as much as possible.

I am concerned!
Marie


Baked Hushpuppies

Category : Breads , Recipes

Baked Hushpuppies

Baked Hushpuppies

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

*For best results use all organic ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 cup organic non-GMO cornmeal
1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 cup organic coconut milk
1 egg white
1 Tbs. avocado oil

Making It:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Place parchment
paper on large baking sheet.
2. In large bowl, combine cornmeal, baking
powder, salt, and paprika. Mix well.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk,
egg white, and oil until smooth.
4. Add milk mixture to cornmeal mixture.
Stir until batter is just combined.
Shape into 1 1/2- inch apart, on
prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake hushpuppies until tops are firm
and golden, about 10-15 minutes.
Serve immediately.

Flavor Variations: 
Try adding 2 tablespoons of chopped green
onion or sweet onion, and/or 2 tablespoons
red or green diced bell peppers to the
batter. Or use 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper instead
of paprika.

ENJOY!
Marie


Our Body’s Inner Powerhouse

Category : Allergies , Arthritis , BPA , Diseases , News

My family of readers,

The liver is the heaviest and largest organ in our body and  it is capable of handling more than five hundred functions for your body; if it’s kept healthy. In fact, every drop of blood filters through your liver every three minutes and there are 65,000 known enzymatic reactions that occur during that process. Your liver processes everything you consume.
An impaired liver can exhibit symptoms of disease such as digestive disorders, constipation, fatigue, food sensitivities and allergies, hay fever, infertility, arthritis, hormone imbalance, diabetes, obesity, blood sugar issues, cholesterol problems, blood pressure, and hypertension, as well as others.
Some of the functions of the liver include:
Aids in the digestive process; Controls the bile production; Regulates the storage of fats; Processes enzymes and nutrients; Manufactures glycogen (thus helping to stabilize the blood sugar levels); Controls production and secretion of cholesterol; Maintains hormone balance; Detoxifies toxins and poisons from the blood; Synthesizes our medications and processes and purifies drug residues; Discharges wastes; Metabolizes alcohol;  Manages the chemicals in the blood; It associates and assists with the immune system functions;  Removes bacteria and general foreign particles from the blood; It is a reservoir for the fat soluble vitamins and some minerals such as iron and copper; Manufactures, stores and recycles proteins, also synthesizes blood-clotting proteins and proteins for fluid part of the blood (plasma); Recycles the red blood cells by breaking them down and their constituents are reused. The liver is responsible for regenerating its own damaged tissues even if 90% of it has been removed; it will grow back to normal size if there isn’t any disorder that can weaken the organ itself. So it is very important to keep your body’d powerhouse healthy and clean so it can detox and function, thus allowing our body’s systems to work together. Too much protein, sugars, simple carbs and enzyme deficient foods in our diets are a burden. Overeating burdens the liver. Alcohol causes inflammation to the liver, as too many toxins and not enough exercise distress its functions. Balance is crucial. Be kind to our bodies, clean up our environment of toxins and plastics (which have BPA) read: The Dangers of BPA. Clean up ur bodies by eating the best foods; non-GMO’s and Organic only.

For our best health,
Marie


Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Prep: 5 minutes
Makes: 4-6 servings
Author: drjockers.com

This recipe is brought to you by Dr. David Jockers DMN DC MS.
I am recommending using all organic ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice.
4-6 cups filtered water, or to taste.
1 Tbs. MCT oil or extra virgin coconut oil (optional)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground or freshly grated ginger (optional)
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. liquid stevia, or to taste
pinch of pink salt or Redmond’s Sea Salt

Making It:
1. Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend
until fully combined.
2. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the
fridge up to one week. You may need to mix well it well each time
you want to drink it if you let it sit for awhile.

Tip:
Drink this lemonade regularly. People who suffer from
crippling pain have reported that their symptoms improved
significantly after they made this an everyday drink.
It has powerful liver and kidney detoxifying abilities.

Optimal:
Add a pinch of black pepper, as this will dramatically improve the
absorption of the turmeric curcuminoids which absorb best with
good fats and peperine, which is the main ingredient in black pepper.
*(I added this as his option in case you’re interested to try it,
although personally I didn’t use it.)
*we make 64 oz. and we finish it in a week.

ENJOY!

MARIE


How Does Stress Impact Your Digestion?

Category : Diseases , News

All of my readers,

Stress will confront all of us at one time or another, but some people do live in the constant state of stress. This  article is to let you know what is at stake when you decide to eat and you are dealing with a strong emotional issue. How does this affect your body? Eating under stress can be one of the worst things you can do. Under any type of stress, whether physical or emotional, the digestive processes are inhibited and digestion is always suspended. Indigestion will be the end result.
The reason that the digestion is halted during stress is because the manufacture and flow of the body’s secretions needed for the digestive process depends on nerve energy. Nerve energy is transmitted to all of the organs of the body through a intricate network of the nervous system. Stress causes this to fault.
The esophagus during stress may tend to spasm, sometimes so bad that it feels like a heart attack is occurring. Also the emotions can make the swallowing of foods difficult or increase the amount of air, thus bloating, burping, gassiness, or even reflux issues may become a problem.
The second part of the digestive tract is the stomach. Stress adds too much pressure on the digestive systems with any or all of the digestive secretions–enzymes, gastric juice, pancreatic juice, intestinal juice, bile–may be held up or even depleted, and the digestion while in process when this inhibition happens is temporarily suspended. Therefore, the undigested foods that are held up in the stomach undergoes fermentation and putrefaction. Next to overeating, mental influences cause most of the digestive impairments which people tend to suffer. During these stressful times it’s best to skip the meal and wait until the next one when you can be more comfortable and calm.
The bowel itself can become spasmodic when at the height of stress and digestion which can make it very painful. Gas production related to nutrient absorption can increase. There can be bouts of diarrhea and or constipation. Stress can make the intestinal walls weaker and allow gut bacteria to enter into the body. The immune system usually does its job cleaning, but when in the state of continual stress there becomes an overload which creates inflammation and chronic disease.
It’s time to reset our priorities and take better care of our bodies. Check out the other source on the stress related diseases. http://frombirthuntilsunset.com/

TIPS ON REDUCING STRESS

*Stress management  through the diet, eat organic as much as possible.
*Relaxation and Meditation
*Practice deep breathing, do 10 slow ones each hour. This helps
to alleviate the problems in the body created by stress.
*Exercise…movement daily
*Talk about your troubles to a friend who will listen and tell give
you truthful feedback.
*Relaxing your mind.
*Write out a worry list.
*Set priorities…Develop management
skills.
*make a list of is the most important to the least, cross off as they are done.
*Be realistic in your goals.
*Do not procrastinate!
*Do two  random acts of kindness each day.
*Prayer…should be at the top of the list.

Relax!
Marie


Homemade Applesauce

Category : Desserts , Recipes , Snacks

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Makes Approx.: 4 cups
Servings:Varies
Serving Size:Varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sweet apples
2 tsp. organic cinnamon (may add more if desired).
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice

Prep:
Prepare apples, core, leave skins on, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces in size.

Making It:
Put apples into a large pot and add about 1/3 way full with filtered water, but not covering the apples.  Cover and bring to boil, cook for 10 minutes. (The skins should be shiny…this is the pectin from the apples.) When done, mash the apples with a potato masher and add the lemon juice and the cinnamon. Put 1/2 of the apples at a time in a food processor and process about 15-20 seconds, this makes it a chunky applesauce, but easier to eat. Store in a covered glass container.

Caution: Peel the apples for those who cannot chew the peeling (babies, children and elders without teeth) before cooking, to prevent choking.

ENJOY!
MARIE


Yummy Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta Sauce

Makes approx.: 4 cups of sauce
Servings: varies
Serving size: varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sun-dried tomatoes soaked for 1 hour.
    (optional, used for adding richness and thickness).
6 large organic Roma tomatoes
10 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 sprig of fresh
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbs. unsalted organic butter or extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 Tbs. minced or chopped garlic clove

Making It:
1.   Sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms in the butter or oil until tender. (Unless you desire a raw sauce)
2.  Add the first five ingredients to the food processor. Pulse
until chunky.
3.  Add the onion/mushroom mixture to the food processor and pulse about 20-30 seconds. Serve on top of pasta or polenta.

There are so many variations to this sauce, cooked or all raw.

Have fun and enjoy!

Marie


Chewing Well: A New Concept to Wellness

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Category : Allergies , Arthritis , Diseases , News , Sleep

My readers,

Do you eat on the run, in a hurry, just putting food in your mouth but barely, not even tasting it? When you finish eating your meal, how does your body really feel? Do you feel stuffed, bloated, gassiness, burping, bad breath, heartburn/reflux issues, acid stomach, intestinal issues, tired/letdown, pain issues in abdomen, joints and muscles? Do you ever eat so fast that some food sticks in your throat, or goes into your trachea, and you end up with a coughing fit? Do you end up so stuffed about a half-hour after you eat that you can’t button your pants? Do you have to stay in the bathroom because things just didn’t go down the way they should and it’s coming out all ‘wrong’? Does your stool contain the visibility of your meal?
Well, I have good news for you! First of all, you are not alone. The cause has a simple solution. Your food that you just ‘inhaled’, and barely chewed, is the cause of your problem. What I mean by that is, the insufficient chewing of the foods of your meal has created undigestible ‘chunks’, that cannot be digested and assimilated by your body in that state. The mechanical process of digestion starts with chewing, stimulates the saliva and enzymes as well as relaxing the esophagus and prepares the stomach for its entry. Well-chewed foods glides easily through your esophagus and into your stomach. Chewing relaxes the lower end of your stomach, the pylorus; this muscle must be relaxed in order for the food to leave your stomach and pass into the small intestine. So optimal chewing creates sufficient saliva to help your food through your digestive system in a healthy manner. Undigested foods can ‘leak’ (permeability) through your colon’s lining and end up in your body causing food allergies and autoimmune issues. The unchewed foods has a more difficult journey through the entire digestive and the metabolic chain process. So chewing your foods real well, giving yourself time to eat, relaxed, is going to help your digestive system function as it was created to do and your digestive problems will become a thing of the past. New habits start slow, conscious before unconscious, so thinking, relaxing and chewing; is the new pattern.

I’m rooting for you!
Marie


Savory Cabbage and Caraway

Savory Cabbage and Caraway

Savory Cabbage and
Caraway

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
3-4 Tbs. organic unsalted butter
and or avocado oil(I use both)
1/2 head (large) cabbage, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium organic onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp.sea salt
1-2 tsp. caraway seed
1 tsp. dill
dash pepper
1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic
lemon.

Prep:
Prepare the cabbage, onions, carrots.and bell pepper.
Squeeze the lemon juice.
Assemble the rest of the ingredients.

Making It:
1.  In a large pot, melt 2 Tbs. butter/oil over medium heat.
Stir in onions, carrots, bell pepper stirring frequently,
for 5-10 minutes. Onions should be very limp.

2.  Stir in the remaining butter/oil.  Stir in
the cabbage. Raise the heat to medium high. Cook for
20 minutes, stirring frequently from top to bottom so
the cabbage wilts evenly.

3.  Stir in the caraway seed, dill, sea salt, pepper, and
lemon juice. Stir well for 1 minute and serve.
Serve with corn bread or unleavened bread.  or
baked hushpuppies.

Enjoy!

MARIE