Monday, April 25

Easter Pictures




I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. We had a great time hanging out with the Mad Hatter at the Mad Hatters Tea party. DJ and His girl friend had such fun on their easter egg hunt and eating a little chocolate and watching all the crazy characters from Alice in Wonderland
xox

Saturday, April 23

Happy Easter

Yay one of my favorite times of the year is here. Easter! As a chocaholic its the one time of year I eat chocolate and do not feel guilty. For one day only I can eat chocolate before breakfast and its ok.
Easter means that summer is officially here too, so I usually put away all my winter clothes and winter throws that I keep on the sofas and replace them with lighter egg shell blues and pastel colored throws. It really changes up your house and gives it a summer feel.  Gone are the cinnamon and apple candles and out with the rose petal ones. A fresh bunch of flowers on the table and a glass of prosecco and were ready to toast the summer.



xoxo

Tuesday, April 19

Stop Cancer

This article was sent to me by my sister. Its a very interesting article and has a lot of important facts in it.
PLease take 5 mins of your day to read this. Cancer effects all of us in some way, and if we can try to diminish the chances of us or any of our loved ones getting it then its worth sending this out.


AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY
IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE
CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN
ALTERNATIVE WAY.


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
    cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
    multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
    that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
    treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
    cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
    size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
    person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
    cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
    forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
    nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
    but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
     diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
     and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
    and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
    reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
    chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
    destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
    chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
    compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
    to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
      mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
      Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
      sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
      cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color.  Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics,
    growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful,
   especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water - best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
      digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
      intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
      buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
      refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
      to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
      body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
      (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
      EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
      cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
      to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
      normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
      unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
      A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
     be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
     the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
     have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
     life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
      environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
      get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
      therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
      cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This
information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as
well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins
are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your
plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the
plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at
Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.
He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we
should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic
containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said
that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin
into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he
recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic
containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without
the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups,
etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something
else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's
just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us
that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the
foam containers to paper.  The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Please share this with your whole email list.........................

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as
dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the
food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt
out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a
paper towel instead.

Be healthy and well, 
xoxo

Monday, April 4

Dreaming of Summer and that Summer body

The weather is slowly starting to change, the mornings are getting lighter, evenings getting longer and I am dreaming of summer. All I need to do is get bikini body ready. A few changes I am making, is I am cutting out white bread, pasta and rice. I am switching to brown. I didn't realize that white bread is actually bleached wheat same goes for pasta and rice. This almost brings a tear to my eye, as I love nothing better than yummy fresh white bread with cheese or ham or anything really. But I've done my research and white bread really isn't good for you. Its full of toxins and pesticides that can cause diabetes and make your digestion sluggish. So bye bye white bread. The other thing I am cutting out just to get bikini ready is caffeine and alcohol. ( I say as I am drinking a glass of red wine. My last though I promise) I would say I am giving up sugar but who am I kidding, I may die if I try that. I will cut down and just stick the 70% chocolate washed down with green tea to counteract it.
I am also upping my exercise, Elle Macpherson swears by 8 mins a day of squats, lunges and sit ups, so if its good enough for her its good enough for me. Teamed with dry body brushing, endless amounts of water and a good bit of organic Rock Star Tan I am hoping I will actually look like her at the end too. Well Heres hoping anyway ...
So I am finishing off my last glass of wine for a while and then Ill start afresh tomorrow...

xoxox

Sunday, April 3

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day my Yummy Mummies..
I hope you got lots of kisses and cuddles and lots of chocolates..

xoxo

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