Thursday

The Cancer Wellness Cookbook By Kimberly Mathai Review ~ Fighting Cancer With Good Nutrition

NOTE .. Although I was sent this book free of charge, I was not paid for my review.  All opinions are my own.

When I found out I had candida, I did a lot of research.  The one thing I read over and over again is, most with candida, end up with cancer.  Scary!!   I decided right then and there, to do everything possible to heal the candida and hopefully prevent cancer.

The most important thing I did was to completely change my diet.   When I did this, I found out first hand how healing it can be to eat the right foods.   I  have healed a lot of the issues I had and I continue to try to eat healthy.

When I found out there was a cookbook, The Cancer Wellness Cookbook by Kimberly Mathai, I wanted to have it.   My thought is, if it can help make cancer patients well, maybe it can help to keep me from getting cancer.   I know you can fight illness with eating the correct foods, so why not cancer.  Right away, I ask to review it and here we are!!



I pretty much eat healthy anyway, but I have no good recipes that are targeted for healing purposes.  This book is loaded with delicious recipes.     Some of the recipes do call for a little bit of sugar which I don't use so I just replace it with my sweetner of choice.

Check out the Gingered Carrot Soup I made using the recipe in this book.

So delicious and easy to make.  I had all the ingredients on hand.

There is also a Golden Winter Squash Soup that I want to try, among so many other recipes.





It used to be a joke between my Hubs and me.   We always said that I EAT TO LIVE, and he LIVES TO EAT.   It isn't so funny any longer because I do EAT TO LIVE.  What is great though, is my Hubs is now eating much like I do.

Let me tell you a little bit about this book.
Whether you are a caregiver, patient or survivor, The Cancer Wellness Cookbook: Smart Nutrition And Delicious Recipes For People Living With Cancer by Kimberly Mathai, MS, RD, CDE, (Sasquatch Books; May 2014 $24.95) is a must have for anyone looking to nourish their body with great tasting and healthy dishes.

This cookbook and nutritional guide is based on the latest scientific research on improving the lives of those living with cancer.  Created by Seattle's Cancer Lifeline and written by Cancer Lifeline nutrition educator and registered dietitaian Kimberly Mathai.  The Cancer Wellness Cookbook features resources and information, nutritional plans, and more than 90 recipes focusing on the foods that have been shown to prevent and forestall the spread of cancer.

From Savory Breakfast Strata with Swiss Chard and Gruyere to Salmon with Sund Dried Tomato Sauce to Chocolate Chip Cookies, there is no reason beneficial food can't be delicious.
With ingredients for maximum health like berries, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, and fish, these dishes taste great and are filled with the nutrients that aid a person undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.

If you would like to check this book out further, visit Sasquatch Books.  From there, you can buy it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound or Powels.

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NOTE .. Although I was sent this book free of charge, I was not paid for my review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday

I Just Finished The RIDSET 30 Day Detox Cleanse Review ~ Full Body Detox Cleanse

I have been doing the Ridset cleanse for one month now and  one thing I can tell you is, it is a very easy cleanse to do that gets results.   Like other cleanses, It isn't so harsh that it makes me feel all dragged out and feeling like I could die.   Yes,  I had some die off but not to the point where I couldn't function.

I do a lot of cleansing, probably about once a month I do one cleanse or another.  The cleanses I normally do are,  liver, kidney, lung, colon and I also do a parasite cleanse every 3 to 6 months.  Cleansing is what helps me stay well.    I like that the Ridset is an all in one cleanse.  I can do this every 3 months instead of doing all those other harsh cleanse once a month.
Be sure to read my post telling you everything you need to know about Ridset.

Since I do cleanse often, I would not get as many toxins out as some of you who don't cleanse as often, but I was happy to see some of the things come out of me.  For instance on Day 5, I got a pimple like thing on my face.  To me, that was great.  I never get pimples unless I am doing a cleanse and this one was a doozy.

My lungs also cleared out by using the Ridset.  I didn't even know they were full until the cleanse made me cough the mucus up.   Then they felt so clear.

My eyes were full of this filmy stuff before I started the cleanse, I guess you could call it allergies.  It had gotten so bad that I couldn't wear my contacts.   About 10 days in, using the Ridset, I could wear my contacts again.

I am glad I tried this cleanse and will do another one in 3 months.
 
March 18
Day One .... Normally when I do a cleanse, I don't feel anything for 3 to 5 days.  No die off
                               symptoms at all.                          
 All Winter, I have been waking up with a stuffed nose.  I blame it on fungus or allergies to dust or something of that sort.                                        
I woke up about 5:30 AM and decided to take my first 2 Ridset pills and go back to sleep. When I woke up again around 7:40, the right side of my sinus burned and then, it completely unstuffed, just the right side.   I have never felt that before and I am not sure it even has anything to do with taking the Ridset.  It was just very strange.

 March 19                          
Day Two ....     
Woke up with a slight upset stomach that continued all day.   I know you don't have to change your diet with this cleanse, but I always eat lighter meals, at least for the first few days.  Maybe that is causing me an upset stomach.

March 20
Day Three ....     
Early in the morning, I woke up with a headache, I thought to myself.. must be toxins.  Then I fell back to sleep.  When I woke up again, the headache was gone.
Later in the day toward evening, I felt some pain in my gallbladder area.  Hopefully something is dying off.

March 21
Day Four .... 
My ears stopped ringing sometime early morning but then came back later that day.  I have had this problem for 5 years.  I can get rid of the ringing, but it always comes back.  I hope these herbs gets to the inner ear and it stays away forever.

March 22
Day Five ....

I never get pimples on my face anymore except when I am doing a cleanse and toxins are coming out.   What a mess!   I am glad to see somthing coming out though.





March 23
Day Six .... Having some pains in my colon area early in the day.  Ended up getting some candida out with my BM

March 24
Day Seven .... I think the Ridset is clearing out my lungs.  I have been coughing all morning and I never do that.   I checked the ingredients on the Ridset and sure enough, it has hyssop in it and that helps bring up mucus from the lungs.

March 25
Day Eight .... Horrible headache all day today.  That is a classic sign for me that something is dying off.

March 26
Day Nine .... Still coughing a little, but hardly at all.

March 27
Day Ten ....   Nothing going on except that I am feeling great.

March 30
Day Thirteen .... Felt like I had hot flashes today.  I am not running a fever so not sure if this is some type of die off or what.

April 3
Day Seventeen ....   Such a headache today that lasted all day.
April 4
Day Eighteen ....   Still have a headache.  Ugh!!!
April 5
Day Nineteen ....  Finally.. my headache is almost gone

April 16
Day Thirty ....  This is the last day of my cleanse and I am really happy I can wear my contacts again without all that slimy stuff in my eyes.  Between the warm weather we are having and doing a full body cleanse, I am feeling very well.

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Tuesday

The Scotties Learn About Respect By Stephanie Robinson ~ Ambassador International Childrens Book Review

* I was sent The Scotties Learn About Respect free of charge for review purposes.  No other form of compensation took place.

Having kids can be the best thing to ever happen to you in your life. You feed them, clothe them, and teach them to be respectful to others.  

When my Daughter was young I used to know exactly what to do to keep her entertained and happy.   I must have done something right because she has grown into a beautiful, caring adult.

Then, the Grandkids were born.   I love having them visit but, I forgot everything I had learned about raising children.    They would get bored so easily and it is up to me to keep them entertained.

After a few attempts at playing silly games that bored the Grandkids to tears, I remembered my Daughter used to love for me to read to her.  What child doesn't like to be read to?  None that I know of.
So when my Grandkids come over, that is what I do.  I read to them.

The Scotties Learn About Respect by Stephanie Robinson and Illustrated by Wendy Hope is a book that I am going to enjoy reading to the little ones.   It not only tells a story, but a story about being respectful to others.







It is about 3 Scottish Terriers named Flea, Bonnie and Archie.
Archie, Flea and Bonnie are Scottish Terriers.  They love their family, food, naps, and having fun together.  They try to be good dogs but sometimes forget.
In The Scotties Learn About Respect, Archie finds out the hard way the it is sometimes better to do what your are told than what you want to do.  Find out if Bonnie and Flea can help Archie get out of his muddy mess!

What a very cute book this is.
We all want our Children and Grandchildren to be respectful, and this book helps to explain respect so a child can understand it.    This book will help your Children understand why they should listen to their parents.

About The Author
Stephanie B. Robinson was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.  She holds a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Stephanie now lives on a farm in Oxford, North Carolina with her husband and two children.  When not meeting every demand from their needy dogs, cats, chickens and horses, she loves spending time with her family, writing about her Scotties, playing her violin and thanking God for all his blessings.

About The Illustrator
Wendy B. Hope was born and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia.  She holds a Bachelor Of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan College.  When  not drawing, Mrs. Hope spends time with her husband, three children and new puppy.  Mrs. Hope is active in her church and children's chools.  She is thankful everyday for all the many blessings in her life.

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Sunday

Make Your Own Tick Repellant Recipe ~ How I Keep Ticks Away Therefore, Fighting Lyme Disease

I am scared to death of getting Lyme Disease.  I work outside in the garden and around the house a lot, so I am right out there with all the ticks and other bugs that llike to bite.

Ticks can cause Lyme Disease and right now, that is one thing I don't need.  Lyme Disease can be deadly.

Thank goodness, so far my efforts in fighting off and repelling ticks has worked.   What do I do?

First, I make a lavender, tea tree oil spray that seems to work well in keeping ticks off me.   I have been using it for years so I am pretty sure it works,  for me anyway.

Lavender Tea Tree Oil Tick And Insect Repellant

2 - 3 Ounce Spray Bottle
10 Drops Tea Tree Oil
Fresh Lavender ( If I don't have it fresh, I will use a lavender oil)
20 Drops Alcohol
Distilled Water



Boil the fresh lavender in 1 cup distilled water and cool
Add the 10 drops tea tree oil and 20 drops of alcohol.
Fill Bottle With The Distilled Water
Pour into spray bottles ~ Shake well before using.

Before I go outside, I always spray myself with this mixture and rub it into my skin a little.  I make sure I spry my hair too.
* Note... some people may have a sensitivity to tea tree oil.  If so, I spray it onto their clothing before they go outside.
Tea Tree oil is suppose to help with eczema and fungus also.

When I have a problem with flies and gnats bothering me, I will use some peppermint oil in my mix to keep them away.  They don't seem to like it much.

Once I am finished working outside, I try to take a bath right away ... just in case I did happen to get a tick on me.

I draw a bath full of hot water and add some fresh lavender to it.
I also add tea tree oil to my shampoo, conditioner and body wash.   When I have been outside working, I make sure I soak in a tub of hot water with the lavender.  
I then wash my hair with the shampoo that has the tea tree oil in it and leave the shampoo soak in my hair for 10 minutes or so.
Then I use the conditioner that I put the tea tree oil in.  I just leave it on until I am finished with my bath.
I wash in the body wash with tea tree oil and... hopefully the ticks don't like my smell.

Lavender not only helps repel ticks but it is very relaxing and after a long day outside working, this is exactly what I need.
* You can buy tea tree oil at a health store, but I have also seen it at Walgreens

Thursday

Do You Choke On Your Own Slobbers? How About Choking On Water Or Food?

When we choke on our own slobbers, food or water and it gets into our lungs, it is known as aspirating.    Mostly, people do it more as they get older.  LOL... Kind of like me... OLD!

I have always choked on my own slobbers, food and water, but recently I started choking abut 4 times a day.   What I just learned is, we can aspirate ( choke ) because our lungs are weak.

My Dad died because he aspirated very often and eventurally couldn't eat without choking.   Yes, he could have had a food tube put into his stomach, be he didn't want that.  So he died.

So, back to my aspirating problem.    When my Hubs got out of the hospital from his knee replacement, they sent him home with this breathing machine.  It is one where you suck in air and expand your lungs and increase lung capacity.

I started using the machine and in a day, I stopped choking so much.   I had no idea my lungs were weak.  Now that I know, I use this machine once a day... usually at night when I am watching TV.  I only use it for 10 inhales and that is it.  






I have only choked about 3 times in 2 weeks since I started using it.    I have seen that they sell small compact breathing exercisers that are good for traveling.   I need to look into these.  I think it is very important to keep my lungs strong.

UPDATE   I seem to have stopped choking completely.  This is so amazing to me that this little breathing machine can stop my choking problem.

Tuesday

Fit As A Pro For Small Spaces DVD With Lauren Sesselmann Olympic Medalist ~ 5-10 Minute Workouts

I was given the Fit As A Pro 5 - 10 Minute Workouts with Lauren Sesselmann to try it out.  Now I want to tell you all about it.
You can have Sexy Abs, Lean Legs and a Firm Butt if you work at it.  At my age ( 63 ),  having sexy abs is the least of my worries, but I am very interested in keeping my back in shape.   What I do want to succeed at, is being in the best physical and mental shape I can be in.
You can believe me when I say Lauren gave me one heck of a workout.  Oh my gosh!!  It was probably one of the best workouts I have had in awhile.  I could feel the sore muscles the next day and knew then that this was going to be the best thing ever for keeping my lower back in shape.... Plus, I can do this workout anywhere.

Starting with the warm up, my lower back cracked twice.  I love when I can get it to crack like that, it usually means it is going back into place
So here I am doing a couple of the pillow exercises.  I am sure my form is not like Laurens,.. but hey, we can't all be that cute and agile.
The crouch jumps are one of my favorite.  They are low impact so it doesn't bother my complete hip replacement that I have in my left leg.  I just can't get as low as Lauren does.

This DVD Fit As A Pro Five 10 Minute Workouts For Small Spaces is designed to work just about anywhere - a bedroom, hotel room; many moves are even cubicle-friendly.  The options include two equipment-free total body workouts, a barre-inspired chair workout, a pillow workout, a boot camp-style cardio workout, plus warm ups and cool downs.

Lauren Sellelmann - Professional Athlete 
Trainer And Olympic Medalist
Lauren is an American-born Canadian-international professional soccer player and model.
Lauren has been a professional soccer player for the last 5 years, playing with the Canadian National Team and in the Women's Professional Soccer Leagues in the USA.  She had had the opportunity to play all around the world at the highest level of performance and competitiveness.

Fitness is her life and after being awarded at the London Summer Olympics, she felt incredibly inspired to share her very own training techniques to help others achieve teir fitness goals!

Lauren has had an amazing career, besides her penomenal performance at the London Summer Olympics, she's a Gold Medal winner at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011.

Lauren has worked with team trainers and personal trainers throughout her athletic career.  Her " Fit As A Pro" DVDs reflect the training she has created to be in her best personal shape ever.   It was the training that took her, as part of the Canadian Women's Soccer Team, to their gold medal win at the 2011 Pan American Games and bronze medal in the Summer, 2012 Olympics.  Once a fan of heavy weights, squatting 300 pounds, Laurne credits these moves with giving her the speed, agility, strength and flexiblity to excell on the field and off.   This is the same training she is doing to prepare for the 2015 World Cup.  Lauren is expected to join the National Women's Soccer Leagues's new Huston Dash for their debut season this spring.
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Monday

Fit As A Pro 5-10 Minute Workouts DVD With Lauren Sesselmann Review

I was given the Fit As A Pro Five 10 Minute Workouts DVD With Lauren Sesselmann to try out and see how I liked it.   I really, really liked it so let me tell you about it.
Fit As A Pro 5 Ten Minute Workouts includes a full body workout that may be done with nothing more than a water bottle.  The other menu options are a cardio and agility workout (jump rope optional), jumping, abs, towel circuits, plus warm ups and cool downs.

Speaking of the Towel Circuit Workout  Ay Yi Yi !! I kind of kept up but I really need to work up to a couple of exercises in this segment.   Yes Melissa and Lauren ... I kind of wussed out... but not really.  I still did it.. WHEW!!  I just didn't do all of it well.
There is one exercise in this Towel Circuit that I am going to master if it kills me.   The Towel Circuit can give your entire body a complete workout.  Believe me, you will know you had a workout, even if you can't do it all.

So here is a fairly easy one I did from the Towel Circuit

These exercises are designed to be accessible for all fitness levels.  Even though I have had a complete hip replacement and am 63 years old, I can still do them.  Granted, some of them I have to do a little differently than Lauren does, but I feel a little change is fine to make it work for me.

Like I said, I am going to master the Towel Circuit, but I will also concentrate on the Abs Circuit to help with my low back problems.  We all know... if your abs aren't strong, neither is your back.

One thing!!! Don't feel like you have to be an Olympic Medalist to do these exercises, but if you can master them... You will sure feel like an Olympic Medalist and then some.  You may even be able to give Lauren a run for the 2015 Medals.

Read my Fit As A Pro For Small Spaces Review










Lauren Sesselmann - Professional Athlete 
Trainer And Olympic Medalist
Lauren is an American-born Canadian-international professional soccer player and model.
Lauren has been a professional soccer player for the last 5 years, playing with the Canadian National Team and in the Women's Professional Soccer Leagues in the USA.  She had had the opportunity to play all around the world at the highest level of performance and competitiveness.

Fitness is her life and after being awarded at the London Summer Olympics, she felt incredibly inspired to share her very own training techniques to help others achieve teir fitness goals!

Lauren has had an amazing career, besides her penomenal performance at the London Summer Olympics, she's a Gold Medal winner at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011.

Lauren has worked with team trainers and personal trainers throughout her athletic career.  Her " Fit As A Pro" DVDs reflect the training she has created to be in her best personal shape ever.   It was the training that took her, as part of the Canadian Women's Soccer Team, to their gold medal win at the 2011 Pan American Games and bronze medal in the Summer, 2012 Olympics.  Once a fan of heavy weights, squatting 300 pounds, Laurne credits these moves with giving her the speed, agility, strength and flexiblity to excell on the field and off.   This is the same training she is doing to prepare for the 2015 World Cup.  Lauren is expected to join the National Women's Soccer Leagues's new Huston Dash for their debut season this spring.
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