This is a scary post. I hate scary posts, but this one is important. Recent research has shown that HALF of all children will have Autism by the year 2025. This is presumed to be caused partly by the intake of a wonderful pesticide called Glyphosate. Glyphosate is sprayed on crops to kill weeds and other crop killing plants that may interfere with the bottom line for farmers, mostly in GMO crops. So while you are feeding your child a healthy dish of greens, he or she may be getting a nice unhealthy dose of this disease causing pesticide which has been linked to Parkinson’s, gut problems and other chronic illnesses. The primary food groups of the Standard American Diet (SAD); that being, wheat, sugar, corn and soy; contain significantly more residual amounts of glyphosate because they are commonly grown using genetically engineered seeds and therefore, sprayed with glyphosate. That’s another strike on the ever growing list as to why you may want to reconsider consuming these foods as part of your diet. These residues “enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease.”
When selecting what we eat at the store of farmer’s market, it’s so important to know the source of these foods, what has been put into them before they reach your plate and whether or not Glyphosate is one of those ingredients. The fight against GMO foods has to soon come to an end, mostly by consumers like us refusing to purchase anything that isn’t GMO free. It starts with us mommies, protecting our children from the great “unknown” that these companies serve us on a silver platter. If you want more information that will scare the pants off of you, click here.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have stumbled upon the most amazing and grossest item in my daily regime and I must share. I was on set last week talking to one of my favorite producers about health and wellness, a subject I am obsessed with in which he knows a lot about. I love picking his brain because he is wise to all the workings of the human body, remedies for illness through diet, everything. So long story short, he shared with me an alarming nugget of wisdom. I found out last year I was Vitamin D deficient,
This recipe is an amazing addition to your weekly routine in that it’s an excellent source of minerals and known to boost the immune system (I think everyone I know had a cold this winter) as well as improve digestion. It’s high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus content make it great for bone health, and fans of the recipe who include it in their regular diet speak of it as though it is a super food in that it increases energy and wellness feelings.
I don’t even have enough words to describe the love affair I have with Organic Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil (say that 3 times fast). Wait, I do have enough words and here they are.
Not enough time in the day, yes there is. Not enough money for a gym membership, uh uh. Don’t own any weights or exercise equipment, nerp! Nike Training App is free, awesome, makes me insanely sore and can start you on an easy level and work you up to a master of your own body. So on days where the kids are a handful and you really don’t have time to make it to Pilates or go for that hike, bust this puppy out! Honestly, it will make you feel strong from the inside out again, give you back the muscles you thought were gone forever and actually increase the energy that you once believed had been drained completely by the succubus children. I promise you that even if you don’t feel like it everyday, you will be so glad you did.
*Side-note: The girls who will be training you on your app will have ridiculously impossible bodies which will either motivate you further or really piss you off, either way it’s a win win for an intense workout.
Get it on girl!
Each morning when you wake, your body has spent the evening rejuvenating and detoxing from the day before. Common sense: drink a ton of water as soon as you wake up, before you eat any food. This flushes all the toxins from your body instead of having them reincorporated, and you can begin your day clear headed and toxin free. At least two 8 ounce glasses. BUT, if you want to step it up a notch, here is what I have been doing and it has had so many immediate benefits that I am forced to write about it here.
There isn’t enough space on this blog to write about the love affair I have with the golden beauty and benefits of raw honey. It is literally the be all end all to living healthy and it is the cure to a million ailments. Not to mention its benefits to weight loss! That’s right people! Firstly, let me just mention that I am specific in saying the word RAW when I talk about honey. I should also mention ORGANIC. The reason for this is because, without going into a long story about it, the bees making honey in a non organic setting are being sprayed with chemicals to fight a natural mite that likes to hang with the bees. They have found that spraying the bees with these mite killing chemicals has not only helped grow the mites stronger, it has made the honey very rich in the chemicals that the bees are sprayed with. In short, by having regular commercial honey from Ralph’s, you are enjoying a huge serving of disgusting and sickening chemicals. Yum. Organic Raw honey on the other hand has more benefits than you can even imagine. And if bought locally, can even cure ailments you may be having due to your surroundings…..
This post is born from a conversation I had today about little Jack always being free of the ailments suffered by most babies, and how we made it possible. Babies almost always suffer from some kind of rash, whether it be diaper rash or skin rash, as well as the sad but inevitable cradle cap. Here is how we avoided/dealt with the issues.