Book Review: It Feels Good to Feel Good


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It Feels Good to Feel Good by Cheryl Meyer is packed with information about toxins in our food and cosmetics. Beyond that, it gives us information on avoiding these toxins and chemicals and where to find affordable alternatives. Also, every chapter includes lists of things you can do to improve in different areas. For example, you can eat only organically grown meat and eggs and vegetables or you can eat more seeds and fewer animal products in general. There is mention of the current bee crisis which involves collapsing hives due to an unknown factor. Nobody likes bees, but do you like honey, do you like that plants are pollinated so that we can get food, do you like that trees are pollinated so that we can get oxygen? It would be a very far-reaching problem if the bees were to disappear.

Meyer goes into great detail on the fine points of various food choices that we make every day. For instance, do you eat full-fat or low-fat dairy? Farm-raised or wild caught fish? Shrimp from Asia or Mexico? Knowing the answers will make a huge difference in your health. When you eat according to the rules stated by this author, it is said that you will detox, lose weight, clear your skin, get regular, and many other benefits.

Cosmetics are a very high source of toxicity in your body. Think about it. You either apply products to your skin, spray them on, or put them on your lips which you will end up ingesting. When applying products around your eyes, they can get immediately into your bloodstream from the capillaries that are close to the surface. From there it is just a short distance to the brain. Cleaning supplies are another hotbed of chemicals. Check out the resources listed to find out what is in your products and follow the rest of the suggestions in this book. It’s very comprehensive and will help your health dramatically.

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Book Review: Nourish


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The word “nourish” to some people means to eat food that is good for you. Stephanie Hrehirchuk has recreated the concept of nourishing to mean doing anything that is good for you. For instance, creating a new habit not to eat sweets would be nourishing. You could eat fresh fruit or whole grains instead. The ultimate goal of this book is to walk you through a detox of your body, mind, and spirit. Eating the same foods over and over, especially if they are processed or contain chemicals, is to toxify your body. Hence, you can detox and get rid of some of that kind of things out of your cells. Nourishing practices also include meditating, self-massage, herbal remedies to help you relax and heal, and preparing beautiful and healthful food for yourself and your family. Even time can be nourishing. When a person is stressed, oftentimes all they need is to get away by themselves and or/with God, to think, reflect, journal, or just do nothing.

The book “Nourish” really appealed to me because I have many major stressors in my life. In addition, it is beautifully designed with drawings and poetry.  Hrehirchuk even has a Facebook group to follow along and discuss the detoxes. I can see now that I can rework some of them so they are less stressful to me. This book will be good for any overworked or overstressed person, for instance, those who take care of others, those who work long hours with little appreciation, or even mothers of young children. There is a 21-day detox and a three-day detox outlined in Nourish, depending on how much you need to detox and how much time you have. The three-day detox could be more intense, but at the same time, it could be more manageable because it is only three days. I think it would do everyone a lot of good to take some of these principles to heart and learn how to relax and be good to themselves.

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Book Review: Chemicalism


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There are so many chemicals in our food and drinks that many of us are sick and tired. Tap water can contain plastics, weed killers, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and other toxins. Even bottled water, if it does not say “spring water” or “purified water,” is simply tap water bottled for convenience. This alone can have terrible effects on your body. Your organs are designed to purify what is in your body, and excrete the toxins, but they can become overloaded and diseased. Why not put in only the best?

Simon Kadwill-Kelly has done an amazing thing. He has put together a healthy eating and lifestyle plan, simply enough that anyone can follow it, but still with enough detail and new information that I, a certified Nutrition Consultant, learned several things. For instance, I knew that food can be addictive. But I had no idea that filling up with nutritious food and pure water, and never taking a bite of chocolate, or cookie, or a drink of tap water, would give you so much energy. And I didn’t know that it can take weeks for your body to get used to the healthy changes, during which time you may feel like you have a cold, or tired, or even experience skin eruptions and bowel movement changes. Never fear; according to Simon you will one day have energy to burn! He himself had severe sciatica (back pain) for ten years, and when he had recovered through this plan he went for an ambitious bicycle ride and still had energy when he got to his destination, so he went even further.

Chemicalism by Simon Kadwill-Kelly is a book for anyone who would like more energy or to heal themselves, and has tried diets, exercise, and pills. He lost 3-1/2 stone (about 50 pounds) using healthy, natural foods and pure water.  This is not a guarantee of results, but it makes so much sense. I am excited to try it and buy a better water purifier too because Kadwill-Kelly says you must even use purified water for making tea and boiling food. I have tried many things in the past myself, and am healthier than I used to be, but I would like to feel better. This is an easy recipe for me because I know how to cook, so I hope to have great results.

 

Book Review: Green Cleaning


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Green Cleaning: Natural Cleaning Tips for the Eco-Friendly, by Cynthia Lott, is just as the title states and more. Not simply page after page of recipes, the rationale is given why you would want to go “green”. I found it quite enlightening as Lott encourages us to think about the ethics of the companies that make the products we put on and in our bodies and use to clean our home. Greenness can refer to ingredients, whether they are safe to dispose of normally, and whether they affect the environment in their growing and harvesting.

Dangerous synthetic chemicals such as chlorine, triclosan, phosphates, ammonia, and artificial coloring and fragrance, most of which you have probably seen on the news, are harmful and are responsible for many frightening side effects. Their ingredients contain known carcinogens, hormone disrupters, neurotoxins, and other ingredients harmful to humans and animals. Because of their small size and rapid development, the fetus is especially vulnerable and has no choice what he or she is exposed to. Conditions that can be due to toxins in the environment are asthma, allergies including rashes and skin problems, and headaches. Isn’t it worth a try to see if you can feel better by going green?

Companies sometimes try to make their products appear green when they truly are not. Because this status is currently unregulated by the government, it is up to you and others to research products you consider purchasing.

Going green can even save money by reducing the number of specialized cleaning products you purchase. Many effective cleaners can be made from baking soda, vinegar, plain liquid soap, and water. Won’t you try them? Pick up Green Cleaning by Cynthia Lott for all the recipes.

Book Review: Sober Mercies


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Sober Mercies, by Heather Kopp, was a frightening look behind the scenes of the social alcoholic. She thought for the longest time that she couldn’t be an alcoholic, because she was a Christian, and she couldn’t believe she was like those people who went to meetings. But she carried mini wine bottles in her purse, had a secret stash at home, and blacked out, forgetting whole evenings until her husband told her how unreasonable she’d become. There was almost no situation she could survive without alcohol, and every night she began drinking at 4 or 5 p.m. Amazing that her husband stood by her as he was frequently embarrassed and the object of her drunken tirades, not to mention the expense of her addiction. Heather tells how this all affected her relationships with her first family, her children, and her step children, how it affected holiday traditions, even kept her from taking trips because she was afraid she’d have trouble getting enough alcohol. Her lies and deception will shock you as you hear the great lengths she went to to hide her drinking from friends, family, even her husband, until she could hide it no longer.

Not your typical drunk-turned-sober story, anyone who has ever wondered if they might have a drinking problem should get this audio book, Sober Mercies, by Heather Kopp. I was so embarrassed for her as she outlined her strategies to get and hide alcohol and the intricate lies she told. It was humbling, and yet enlightening, and kept me listening to find out if she, her marriage, and her children, would survive. Would people respect her? Could she ever respect herself? One of the “Mercies” of the title is that God still loves us despite our issues, baggage, and sins.

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers Favorite.

Flu Season?


You hear everywhere people talking about what’s going around, and that you are bound to catch it.  Not so, if you are careful.

Dairy is responsible for most ear infections and colds, in my opinion, because it is mucus-forming.  Many grains and soy products also have this effect.  Grain free/dairy free would be the best preventive diet.

As far as what to add, I would determine bowel tolerance for Vitamin C and dose
everyone in your family just below that level daily.  I myself take 4-5 1000 mg tablets every morning and can’t remember the last sinus infection or cold that lasted more than a day or two.  Bowel tolerance is determined by starting with one pill.  The next day take two.  The next day take three.  When it causes diarrhea, you’ve taken too much.  The diarrhea will last an hour or less.  One or two pills below that level is likely to be your best dose.

Detoxing helps too once you are sick.  I believe the old adage, “Starve a cold, feed a fever,” and in that order.  You would want to feed the fever, however,
with easily digestible foods.