Friday, January 29, 2010

Here comes the GRASS I finally got the internet hooked up at the new studio, so I'm trying to get caught up on everything! I've ordered my wheatgrass stuff and I did get a shipping notice, so I'm expecting it any time! I'll try to take some pics as I grow it over the next week or so! I'm not sure how many pallets of grass to grow...or if I'm suppose to plant a new one every two days so I have a continual supply?? Not sure? So I guess we'll find out! :)

The only thing I haven't ordered yet is my wheatgrass juicer. I THOUGHT I was sold on which one I was going to use...but now I'm rethinking my choice! I'll have to get back to you on that!'s the website I ordered my wheat grass stuff from. At this point, I'm not necessarily endorsing this website...but it's just where I bought mine from. I'll review the website later, and after I've had a chance to use their product. I also ordered 5 pounds of whole flax seed too! (John Gabriel et al. The Gabriel Method). I'm very excited to get started on all of it!!! YEA!!! Keep on checking back for updates!

Monday, January 18, 2010

This video makes it REAL easy to eat healthy foods!

It's knowledge like this...that makes it easy for me to adopt a healthier lifestyle of eating. Now...I'm not going vegetarian or vegan, but growing/raising my own food and livestock, at least I KNOW that my animals are treated in a humane manner! You'd have to be heartless to purchase pork from a supermarket after watching this!

Another GREAT book to read!!!!

Last year...I read a book that completely blew me away....It's called Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingslover. This book, is not only a diary, but a cookbook, research book, and information on local provides a lot of facts concerning the America Food Industry and issues surrounding Monsanto Seed and GMO's. It's an easy read, and her style of writing is humorous and enjoyable!!! Not only did it have QUALITY VALID information, she wrote with a great deal of realism and entertainment!!! I loved this so much that I sent copies of it to several people in my family for gifts!!!! I highly suggest sitting down with a few cups of coffee (fair trade...of course!) and enjoying this jem of a book!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

FYI Out of Office Notice... hehehe

Hey Everyone!!! I just wanted to let ya'll know that I will be OFFLINE for approximately ONE WEEK while I'm moving my office out to the new studio!! YEA!!! I'm so excited to finally see this day come!!! I think I'll go nuts without the internet...but's worth it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Food Inc.

Hey Dude...pass the grass...CONTINUED!

I thought that I should post some BENEFITS of juicing wheatgrass. I'll also be posting information on how to purchase these kits and where I'm getting them from! So keep an eye out for that information! For's some benefits of wheatgrass!

What's so great about wheatgrass?
40 Points about Wheatgrass and its Nutritional Values

1 Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.

2 Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.

3 Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.

4 Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.

5 Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.

6 Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.

7 Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.

8 Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.

9 Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.

10 Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)

11 Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.

12 Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.

13 Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.

14 Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.

15 Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and so forth.

16 Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

17 Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.

18 Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.

19 Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

20 In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.21 Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time.

22 Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.

23 A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.

24 Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.

25 Gargle Wheatgrass Juice for a sore throat.

26 Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

27 Wheatgrass Juice keeps the hair from graying.

28 Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.

29 By taking Wheatgrass Juice, one may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health, and spirituality, and experience a sense of well-being.

30 Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.

31 Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes.

32 Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

33 Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. After an enema, wait 20 minutes, then implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. Retain for 20 minutes.

34 Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.

35 Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He said, "chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs."

36 According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.

37 Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.

38 Wheatgrass Juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.

39 Wheatgrass Juice can remove heavy metals from the body.

40 Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds


Medical References

Hey Dude...pass the grass!

LOL hehehehehehe Ok, so today I'm going to talk about the benefits of wheatgrass juicing. least the benefits as I have researched. I haven't started wheatgrass juicing YET, but will start my crop of wheatgrass in about two weeks.

I'd actually never really thought much about wheatgrass, or it's benefits...but ran across a reference to it when searching out "smoothie" recipes! Well...several hours of googling and reading research, video testimonials, etc...I decided that even if wheatgrass provided only HALF of what it claims, it's still VERY good for you! So once I decided I would try my hand at wheatgrass, I started searching for information on HOW to grow it, what kind of juicers, (cause not every juicer will juice wheatgrass) etc... So next Friday (payday) I'll be ordering my wheatgrass berries (seeds) and my wheatgrass juicer. So stay tuned for pictures/posts of me growing my first juicing (I hope I won't gag!) And the links to the places where I'm going to purchase my supplies from.

Here is "The Grassman" video! This guy looks AWESOME for his age...and has a great testimony. Oh...and by the way...I'm still SMOKE FREE! Day 10 today! Not even a puff! Yea me! BUT...I found out yesterday that I need to find SOMETHING as a substitute for "destressing" or when something goes wrong! I found out I wasn't getting paid for a HUGE job I did last week until next Friday...when I was told, and was looking forward to that money yesterday...ANYWAYS... Instead of lighting up to "deal with it", I called a friend and literally SOBBED...not just "teared up", but whole heartedly SOBBED. I can't tell you the last time I CRIED~ GEESH~ I totally lost it! Cried like a baby! I pride myself on being a strong to handle ANYTHING, persevere through problems, keep on plowing through...well, not yesterday! Sooooooooooooooooo, I need an outlet for my frustrations now! Any advice? LOL

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Gabriel Method

Today I'm going to talk about an AWESOME book/website that I found late last year! This book has literally changed my life! Yes...initially, you'd think it was a diet book...but it's SOOOOOO much more than that!

Jon Gabriel used to weigh over 400 pounds! Now he's under 200 and RIPPED like a body builder with no signs of ever being obese! He did it all using the "mind-body" connection, and with his understanding of body chemistry and HOW the body listens to the mind...etc... And ALL THROUGH VISUALIZATION! There's SOOOO much information in this book that you'll have to check it out for yourself! It's life altering! It's not a diet, it's a mind transformation!! You DEAL with the emotion/mental/physical reason that are burried way deep! just have to read it!!! HONESTLY! And he has a meditative CD that you can download FOR FREE on his website, that you listen to right before you go to bed! I bought the book on Amazon for $10! But I'm also going to order his other CD's...I particularly want the "Living Goddess" one that you listen to first thing in the morning!

Right away I started noticing certain thoughts were changing... I thought differently about WHAT I was putting in my body, etc... I'm pretty careful anyway, and since beginning homesteading, have tried to eat locally, organic, or grow my own. I'm not perfect...but I'm getting better! But anyways...the changes started happening almost without me even consciously thinking about it! HERE'S THE BIGGEST THING TO CHANGE WITHIN ONE WEEK OF READING THE BOOK...DRUM ROLL PLEASE...

I just QUIT smoking...just like that! I hadn't planned on it...I hadn't particularly WANTED to quit, I actually ENJOYED smoking! Smoking was my "constant companion". Quitting smoking was the furthest thing from my mind! (Or so I thought!) I mean...I'd alwasy said that I wanted to quit, and KNEW that I should quit...but I never wanted it BAD enough to make any effort in quiting. is "DAY 7" of not smoking. JUST LIKE THAT! Cold turkey! I spent a whole day trying to smoke just ONE cigarette...LITERALLY...I'd light it and try to smoke it..and I couldn't. So I'd put it out. I'd try again...same thing. I did this actually TRYING to smoke!!!! And I couldn't! (It's actually WEIRD in a way?) So then I thought to myself...well..."I guess that's all for smoking! It's been a good run of 20 years, dear Misty Light 120''ve been a good friend, and helped me through the good and the bad. Thank you...but I can take it from here on my own!"

So...I'm working on gathering all my supplements that Jon suggests, as well as adding all the "natural" "nearly RAW" foods that I'm finding myself leaning towards. So my next few posts will be about all the things I'm ADDING to my diet...NOT restricting my diet. Pretty much all the things I'm adding, I've wanted to/have been adding over this past year. I'll specifically list the things that I add that Jon Gabriel has in his book! Again, I HIGHLY recommend checking out his book, but for's one of his videos as a teaser! Don't forget to check back and see all my follies with all my "HEALTHY FOOD STUFF". It's going to be a FUN RIDE! If you'd like to order the Gabriel Method. YOu can follow this link to order!!! I do get credit for you ordering through me!!! This is the first time I've ever endorsed a website...that's HOW MUCH I believe in this!!! CLICK HEERE TO ORDER!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

MSG's...what they're labeled as, and what they cause!

These ALWAYS contain MSG:
Glutamate, Monosodium glutamate, Monopotassium glutamate, Glutamic acid, Calcium caseinate, Gelatin, Textured protein, Hydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed), Yeast extract, Yeast food, Autolyzed yeast, Yeast nutrient

These OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing:
Flavor(s) & Flavoring(s), Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s), Natural pork flavoring, Bouillon, Natural beef flavoring, Stock, Natural chicken flavoring, Broth, Malt flavoring, Barley malt, Malt extract, Seasonings (the word "seasonings"), Carrageenan, Soy sauce, Soy sauce extract, Soy protein, Soy protein concentrate, Soy protein isolate, Pectin, Maltodextrin, Whey protein, Whey protein isolate, Whey protein concentrate, anything Protein fortified, Protease, Protease enzymes, anything Enzyme modified, Enzymes, anything Ultra-pasteurized, anything Fermented (WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE IS AN AWESOME SUPPLIMENT WHEN TAKEN IN IT'S NATURAL FORM...NOT IN PROCESSED FOODS!)



Extreme rise or drop in blood pressure
Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)


Swelling Muscular
Flu-like achiness
Joint pain


Dizziness, Light-headedness, Loss of balance
Disorientation, Mental confusion
Anxiety, Panic attacks
Hyperactivity, Behavioral problems in children
Lethargy, Sleepiness, Insomnia
Migraine headache
Numbness or paralysis
Slurred speech


Stomach cramps
Irritable bowel


Asthma, Shortness of breath
Chest pain, Tightness
Runny nose, Sneezing


Hives or rash
Mouth lesions
Temporary tightness or partial paralysis (numbness or tingling) of the skin Flushing Extreme dryness of the mouth


Swelling of prostate Nocturia
Visual Blurred vision Difficulty focusing

Monday, January 11, 2010

Part ONE, and more to come!!! MSG and ASPARTAME

I'll be posting several posts/articles/links etc... in the coming months. I've been sharing all this information with my sister lately, and I thought to myself...why keep it between us... PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THIS STUFF!!! I'll try to keep the posts separate with the title being the content. So check back often! I'll be posting a lot of "food warnings" and information, but will then post information about way's I'm implementing changes, and what I'm doing.

So the first issue I want to discuss is MSG! It would benefit you GREATLY to do a little research on MSG. Here's a great video which touches on all of MSG stuff...but please do your research and consider making changes yourself!