Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Great Health Debate

Humans are the only creatures who do not know what they should be eating!

If you're on a diet for your new years resolution, you should check this out! Also, anyone should check this out who cares about health, longevity, vitality, etc. 8 or 9 days of health experts debating the pros and cons of diets from raw vegan to standard American.
I'm signed up for sure ^_^
The Great Health Debate

Thursday, January 13, 2011


My husband and I bought a new frying pan! Well Equipped Kitchen has an eco-friendly line of cookware made from ceramics.
No, we're not frying a bunch of stuff to eat, or even using the pan all that often but I did want to do a review of this pan.
It is the best frying pan my husband and I have ever used! This includes Teflon, aluminum and stainless steel pans. Nothing sticks to this thing and its so easy to clean!

Other pluses include: the pan is created petroleum product free and is Teflon free, meaning none of those little flakes of poison coming off in our food and then going into our bodies.
Ceramic cookware is also free of metals touching food, so if you're one of those people who are against metal ions effecting food, this is the cookware for you.

Another major plus is price!
We bought this pan at TJMaxx for 16.99 and this is almost half the price of the Walmart aluminum and Teflon pans! Wow!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Green Juice!

So I walked into work yesterday carrying a bottle of what looks like swamp sludge with a big smile on my face.
My co-workers looked at the bottle then at me then back and all asked the same question, "What are you drinking?"
"Green Juice!" was my happy reply. They all gave a weird face and some asked if I meant green tea. "No, Green Juice!"
I have decided to start my days off right with a green juice before I eat (usually eating around lunch time). Since I started this, I have woken up easier in the morning, I feel energized, and I've started having regular bowel movements (I know I know, you don't want to know...speaking of poop...check out this seminar on The Raw Divas this Thursday!)

What is in my green juice?
Orange juice and/or a Morning Vita Juice (orange, pineapple and papaya)
A mix of blue-green algaes (chlorella, spirulina) with barley greens
Pine pollen
And some days I add frozen raspberries but they tend to froth up the pollen even more...
Honestly, it tastes like orange juice! I even had a friend at work try it and she agreed after much frowning and acting like I was giving her poison. 

Now I use pre-made green juices or mixes as I don't own a handy dandy juicer. If I did own a juicer I'd have carrots and spinach (spinach is $2 a large bunch at Kroger!) with orange juice.

I'm also slipping my husband some nutrition with pine pollen in his O.J. ^_^

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Random Personal Update

Seeing the doctor today, which is never particularly fun for me but a necessary evil. (Yes I know that's not a good way to react to doctors on a health blog but, doctor offices and hospitals make me nervous and my mind tends to go blank so I seem like a blithering idiot...)

My health hasn't been so great lately, leading to a lil bit of a confession - I have been eating way too much junk food lately, which I am sure has lead to a minor decline in my health. Hopefully changing my diet for the better along with this doctors visit will straighten things out for me.

Sadly, I fell into the rut so many people fall in, making excuses for my poor food choices because I was busy. Its so fast and cheap to grab a bean and rice burrito from Tacohell and make the excuse that its vegetarian, or it has a green vegetable in it...Yes, I know, I need a smack on the hand and my body certainly gave me one.
Since turning Dec 16th, I have been to the Emergency Room, suffered what I guess was the flu, and have gone 2 weeks with hardly a voice to talk with.

Having recognized I have a problem, now I must look for solutions.
Problem 1: making excuses to eat food because its fast and cheap
Solution: quick and easy green juices in the morning, oh and BTW Kroger has a great deal on bundles of spinach for $2 (with tax)!
Problem 2: getting off the normal healthy routine of eating
Solution: get back on the saddle with new foods and drinks!

So no more junk and now I'm starting my morning off with a spoonful of honey for healing and about 12oz of green juice (combo of pineapple, orange, and a mix of blue-green algaes). My snacks are granola and hot tea with honey and I'm still working out my meals.

Problem 3: my husband and I have a different idea of diet
Solution: compromise with no more sodas and at least 1 green food a day (and green food coloring doesn't count).

I suppose this is a sort of new years resolution though I decided not to make any this year as I already have so much to do...BTW is up and running with its own articles and blog. Product coming soon, I just made a couple of orders from Mountain Rose Herbs and The Raw Food World and have an order for Organic Creations in the making, so samples and the beginnings of some products will be coming soon...

Another is to get in with either a belly dance, yoga or kung fu studio around here. We're looking at prices. Hubby and I just know that doing the normal exercises on our own just isn't going to cut it, we need some sort of community support. I'll let you know how that goes when we find one.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Best of Raw 2010!

Best of Raw is a site where YOU can vote the best raw products, people, places, etc.
In response to the voting...Renegade Health and The Raw Food World tv shows have done their own best of shows and I thought I'd share a bit of both with you to give you ideas of some products to try and people to research...

Best Renegade Health Products Show

Best Renegade Health People Show

Best of Raw Food World Tv Show