May 31, 2012

Natural Home and Garden Magazine

 I subscribe to some magazines/ newsletters already so it is not in my budget at this time to subscribe to this one, but it is an incredible magazine and website and they also have a free e-newsletter. I found the magazine at my local library to take out for free. I love magazines that focus on health, the environment, sustainability, frugality, saving money and going back to the "old fashioned" grandparent's way of doing things, so this is a perfect one for me. If you are interested, the link is below, check it out.

May 30, 2012

Another Book to Check out "Wheat Belly"

Found a book recently called "Wheat Belly" by William Davis MD at my local library. It is worth a read. More information on how the wheat we presently eat has changed from what our ancestors ate (sometimes containing many more times the gluten of the wheat, in preparation, in our ancestors bread - also the proteins are different from breeding the wheat for a higher yield) and how Celiac Disease is not the only reason not to eat wheat. It focuses on both weight loss and health. A great summer read and maybe you will be able to fit into your summer wardrobe better too!

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May 26, 2012

Holistic View of Lupus by Edgar Cayce

A friend of mine, Lisa,(used to have a blog called Lupus Girl Goes Raw) posted this article on her new blog, I am very glad she shared this with me. I feel that Edgar Cayce has the right ideas in this article. Read up everyone! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! and remember those who fought for our freedom! Check out her new blog below.

May 21, 2012

Dr. Peter Osborne on The Flaws of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Testing

If you haven't done it yet, please sign up for The Gluten Free Society's  E-Newletter they give so much in depth information on Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity. Click below for an article and video on the flaws with Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity testing.

May 16, 2012

Top Detoxifying Fruits and Veggies from Natural News

Green smoothies are a great way to get these foods in.

Be aware not to go too crazy with these foods at first, as your body detoxifies, you can sometimes feel more under the weather. The toxins have to get all the way out of your body THEN you feel much better. Go slow but consistently when adding these foods. If you feel too badly cut back just a little. I find it's better to detoxify slowly then feel horrible all at once. Remember the pay off is worth it to feel better at the end.

May 10, 2012

World Lupus Day Today, May 10th 2012

Click the link below for events around the world for World Lupus Day.

 As usual on this day, I would urge you to tell anyone you know with Lupus to check for Celiac Disease and other food allergies as well....this of course goes for you too if you have Lupus and haven't gotten tested as yet. Changing your diet can do wonders!


May 8, 2012

Doctors Should Be Held Accountable for Drug Caused Deficiencies

Drink those green smoothies/juices!

***NEVER stop taking medications without a doctor's help...if you want to get off medications and your regular physician won't agree to help you seek a holistic physician with many great references!

I don't know how many of you take prescription pharmaceuticals or how many of you have parents that fall into the trap of getting older and their doctor just keeps writing out the prescriptions and before you know it the patient is on slews of medications for this, that and the other thing....

Here is my point for today...if a doctor writes a prescription for a medication that is known to cause B12 deficiency, at the VERY LEAST the doctor should test this patient for the deficiency to start and tell the patient to supplement that nutrient if needed and also check periodically for deficiency. Right now my mother in law is on many medications. The only way she can find out about drug caused deficiencies is by asking the pharmacist. OK, the pharmacist knows what drug causes what ....why aren't the doctors expected to know and care? Unless she takes it on herself  her B12 deficiency or supplementation and progress in correcting that deficiency, will not be kept track of. Most doctors don't test for B12 or even know the best B12 test
 (It is the MMA test

You all know how I feel about medications to start with...covering up a symptom is never a good need to get to the ROOT CAUSE and correct the body's issues or you will never heal, taking medication just puts a band-aid on. Yes sometimes we need the occasional band-aid but eventually we need the body to heal itself.

If you are on medications please check what problems they cause and make sure your doctor is paying attention! You tell him/her what tests to order if necessary!