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Thursday, January 31, 2013


Vitamins, we all know they're needed in our bodies. But, most of us think were doing our bodies a favor by taking dietary supplements. Now, im not saying that ALL vitamin supplements are harmful, just most. If you read the label on most vitamin supplements you'll notice numerous ingredients. These ingredients can be harmful and even toxic.


You probably wouldn't think that a natural supplement would contain chemicals. If you notice though, the same ingredients that can be found in many vitamin supplements are also used in these:
  • sweeteners
  • preservatives
  • printing inks
  • flavors
  • fillers
  • colors
 We all take vitamin supplements for the same purpose, to be healthier. It could be doing the opposite, though. These supplements shelf life gets extended, but at what cost?
Your body knows the difference between what's real and what's fake, but it always prefers the real thing.
Although there are many harmful supplements, there are beneficial kinds as well. When you read the label on these supplements you'll notice the difference right away. My favorite brand is Garden of Life. This is an excellent brand. Not only are the ingredients ALL NATURAL but they're also RAW! Garden of Life also makes nutritional shakes and snacks.
Heres the label for Garden of Life; RAW Meal:

Check out these links for more info on vitamin supplements:

Friday, January 25, 2013


"When I behold thine heavens, even the works of they fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained, What is man, say I, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than God, and crowned him with glory and worship. Thou hast made him to have dominion in the works of thine hands, thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field: The fowls of the air, and the fish of the sea, and that which passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy Name in all the world!"
                                                                               Psalm 8:3-9 (Geneva Bible)
Nature is amazing. Most of us don't realize how amazing nature really is. Nature holds the answers to all of our questions. We can see the pattern of nature in everything in life. From how plants grow to how birds fly. All of the Earth's deepest secrets lie in nature.
For centuries the worlds brightest minds have looked at nature to find their answers. They have discovered things that no one else would have ever imagined. One of these bright minds was Galileo. He built his first telescope and made spectacular observations with it. He discovered different planets and developed a greater awareness of this planet from it. Galileo said," All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." You can check out the video, Galileo's Battle for the Heaven's here:

Nature has a secret life that we aren't even aware of. It's a world that we are truly blessed to be a part of. In nature our minds can unravel things that go beyond our normal boundaries. If you realize it moreover, nature's secret messages are hidden in plain sight! Albert Einstein said,“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

We all must become aware of what society is doing to nature.We must learn to care for nature, just in the same way it cares for us. There are so many ways we all can make a difference. Whether it be growing your own garden, not using pesticides, using alternative methods of transportation, and learning more & sharing your knowledge with others.
Just like Michael Jackson said, "WE ARE THE WORLD, WE ARE THE CHILDREN."


Wednesday, January 9, 2013


We all know at least one person who can eat whatever they want, whenever they want and still stay skinny. Now, research has shown that this can be greatly influenced by a gene in our bodies. That's why some people have a difficult time losing weight, while for others it may be a breeze.

The gene in our bodies that is normally responsible for what rate we lose weight at and is called the adipose gene.
Research has shown that this gene can be turned on or off.
When this gene is turned down, your more susceptible to gaining weight. When it's turned up, you can burn fat faster.
This means that a variety of factors can cause this gene to be activated or deactivated.
This probably could be done by exercise, diet, or other methods.

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Friday, January 4, 2013


Have you ever wondered what the little number on the bottom of your water bottle means?
The truth is that these numbers are the label of what type of chemical the plastic is made out of.
Anything under 5 is a safer bet, but most of the plastic water bottles and containers used today are harmful.
Most plastic bottles and food containers are made using the number 1, this number indicates that the plastic leaches out a chemical into the water called PET, polyethlyene terephthalate.
These chemicals are cancer causing and may be released in different ways.
One of these ways is freezing them. Don't freeze your plastic bottles, this causes dioxins to be to be released from the plastic. Dioxins are toxic to the cells of our bodies.
It's also not a good idea to drink water bottles left in the car. Drinking water that has been exposed to high temperatures can release phthalates. These are chemicals that are added to plastics to make them more sturdy and flexible. These chemicals are dangerous because they can disrupt your natural hormone balance. It's been shown also that baby bottles BPA(bisphenol A), a chemical that could cause early puberty in girls and changes in behavior.(see below for a list of bpa-free baby bottles).
Not only are these chemicals in plastics, they're also in your beauty supplies. Its a good idea to limit your lotions, perfumes, sunscreens and other products.

So overall, in my opinion, the best choice is stainless steel or glass.

BPA-Free Baby Bottles

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