Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Can't Beat THIS HELP!

We are having tacos on flax crackers tonight and Ryan was the first one to yell, "I'm helping!".
So what's a Grandma to do? Give him a knife to help cut up everything!
Oh, Ryan was so happy.

Still digging at that avocado - he already ate a bunch of the tomatoes.

Yep, he decided that he better cut up some more of those fresh tomatoes!

Still tasting them too. Wow - you just can't beat help from grandchildren!
I'm in seventh heaven.

There isn't a cuter 2 year old - is there?

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006


These are some pretty good books to read if you want to know more about eating raw - and the recipes are very simple and fun to make. My first book was "EATING FOR BEAUTY" by David Wolfe. I was hooked from that book! ("Eating in the Raw" by Carol Alt. "The Complete Book of RAW FOOD " by Baird and "Living in the Raw" by Rose Lee Calabro)

After reading the book ALKALIZE OR DIE - I was so happy to know that eating fruits and vegetables was helping to keep us alkalized. All meat is acidic and bacteria and diseases live in an acidic environment. My husband had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and we needed all the help we could get. These are great books to read to get the idea of eating more fruits and vegetable and very little meat. Staying alkalized is not as hard as we thought!

This was a book I just happened to find one day in the blue. It is the truth about TRANS FATS and it teaches you how to read labels. Basically, though, if you eat more fruits and vegetables and less packaged foods or "fast foods" you won't have to worry about eating Trans Fats. Trans Fats or (hydrogenated oils) are PLASTIC FAT AND SUGAR and the worse fats in the history of the human race. All experts agree that this is a "for sure" way to have a heart attack. It's fake fat and your body doesn't know what to do with it. Now - for the rest of the book. I hate it. His focus was really on trans fats (which was great) - but the recipes in the book have both white flour and white sugar - so he is very uneducated on free radicals in white products. That's okay though - I learned about trans fats! I hated the rest of this book. DON'T use his recipes. Ugh.

I am not a person who believes that just because your blood type is A positive that you will love tofu. I do not believe that everyone who has the blood type of O positive is allergic to wheat.
BUT THIS IS WHAT I DID opened my eyes that SOME of it might be true. So I put some of the products to the test. And some of the food listed for our blood type was actually true. Just be cautious and don't believe everything you read though. The China Study doesn't like this book at all. I found it to be greatly beneficial on the "wheat" factor - so we eat only sprouted wheat or brown rice products occasionally.

I could go on and on about books because I read about 2 hours everyday. I'll stop here at the GREEN FOR LIFE book though. Oo - la - la. It's a great book to tell you how important GREENS are and why. Tons of green smoothie and green drinks in the back of the book. I really loved this book and read it in about an hour.

Email me books about health that you have found to be terrific. I'll tell you if I have ever read them before. I'll do a review on it if I have! Thanks for your support. Happy reading!

BOOKS you've just gotta read!

I recently taught a class for about 25 people on nutrition. These are people who are interested in better health and are not currently eating raw and some of them had never heard of that kind of diet before. The goal of that night was to give them truth about what they are currently eating and to emphasize putting more raw foods into their diets. I stressed to them that knowledge is power - read - read - read - and told them that I would share some of my very favorite books and tell them why I love and/or hate them.

To start out THE CHINA STUDY. It will open your eyes on meat and dairy like never before. This is a favorite book of mine because it is NOT a book of opinions. It is a book of facts. That is what we want - truth and facts.

This book (FATS THAT HEAL..) is a harder book to read because of the clinical studies but it will open your eyes to the fats you are consuming and you will be convinced to quit frying and heating your oils. Throw your grill away - it's really cancer on the grill . Yep - read it and weep.

I didn't know that I could find a book that I simply cannot put down. This book is a book of facts and opinions and goes really well with The China Study book. Kevin Trudeau is trying to expose all the agencies and companies that are just making billions and billions of dollars of us "little people" as we trust their decisions about our health. You will never eat another oz. of dairy after
reading this book. EVER. No milk - and absolutely no cheese! The best part about the book is that it just doesn't tell you what to eat or what not to eat - it has things in there like this: "Music has a powerful effect on physiology and your health and well-being. Research confirms that music bypasses your conscious mind and goes directly to and stimulates the part of the brain that controls your emotions and vital pulses such as heart and respiratory rates. Chemical endorphins in your brain are released and leads to strengthening your immune system when you listen to music played at sixty beats or less per minute." Where can you read about that! So - get the book. You won't be able to put it down either.

This book is another absolute favorite. It is by Dr. Jau-Fai CHEN. She is an Immunologist who looks at raw food under the microscope and sees how it benefits or hurts our cells. She is firm and strong to teach that CANCER FEEDS ON DAIRY. (Another reason to get off all dairy!) She advocates whole natural foods. Fruits, vegetables nuts, seeds, grains, and lots of herbs. Her goal is to find a cure through natural foods to conquer cancer.

This boy LOVED the pizza!

Tonight we had pizza. We are still using the Ezekiel tortillas and making my own pesto sauce then layering spinach, zucchini, red bell peppers, onions and sauted mushrooms. Ryan loved
the dinner tonight compared to last night!

He is enjoying showing you the pizza in his mouth!
(and not on his chair!)

You'll notice that that piece is almost gone that he started.
By the way - he sat at the table for a really long time peeling that orange
without any help at all. You can tell - this is one cute boy!

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

It's About TIME and then what???

Well - it's been a very long time since I have blogged. Not that I didn't want to - or not that I didn't think about it all the time.....and not to mention the countless emails to my house reminding me that I had stopped blogging. I know. I know. Just too darn busy. I don't have much to say tonight except I decided to whip out the camera to show you that we ARE still eating raw. Here is raw stuffed mushrooms, heated from the sun, a broccoli salad with raisins and sunflower seeds, a cabbage salad with lots of veggies and sesame oil, homemade salsa with flax crackers and my famous chewy apricot cookies cooked in the dehydrator.
Here is Joey giving Ryan a raw cookie.

I promise....he didn't like it!!!
Check the chair on the next picture.

He decided to just shoot them dead. That's what Ryan thought about
our dinner tonight! Hahahahah!
Grandkids can be sososos cool!

Aren't you glad ...I'm back! Hahahaha.

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