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Text To Donate For Jewels – 24 Hours Only

22 Oct

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Text To Donate For Jewels – 24 Hours Only

From NOW until 10PM MST on Tuesday, October 23rd ONLY, there is a text-to-donate fundraiser for Juliana King!! All you have to do is text WISH to 80077 and $5 will be donated to Juliana! You can text up to 5 times for a total of $25. You MUST confirm the text with a YES when prompted or else it won’t count!!

You will see the charge on your phone bill from mGive which is the same provider who does text-to-donate for the American Red Cross.

Please share this with everyone you can! This is such an easy and small way to help support someone who inspires us all! Invite your friends on here, post on Twitter, Instragram, blogs, etc!! I would LOVE to make this as huge as possible to help Juliana out!

 

About Juliana (Jewels)

Jewels is a mom, a wife, a friend, a sis, a Lyme warrior and she has been bedridden since 2010. She has chronic Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, an Immune deficiency (she can’t have visitors and basically lives in a bubble and on oxygen) and she is a cancer survivor. She has been there to support so many even during her darkest days and now it is time to show our support for her.

Visit Jewels Blog HERE

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Recent photo after her port surgeries. She was in pain. 😦

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Anti-Inflammatory Meal – Curried Cauliflower Soup

22 Oct

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Curried Cauliflower Soup – Recipe by Dr. Andrew Weil

I saw this soup while watching Dr. Oz one day on foods for helping inflammation. I liked all of the ingredients in the soup so I printed out the recipe and had the soup tonight. It was a very tasty and filling soup. The spices are not too overwhelming for those who think curry sounds too spicy. This does have nuts in it for those of you with food allergies you can leave out certain ingredients and use other ingredients in their place. This is the perfect soup for these cold nights and a bonus anti-inflammatory.

 

From Dr. Oz Web Site:

This recipe from Dr. Andrew Weil encapsulates the philosophy of his cookbook True Food. It’s made with real ingredients that conform to a healthy nutritional philosophy consistent with the best scientific evidence regarding foods that heal. Add a side of cod and basmati rice for a perfect anti-inflammatory meal.

 

Ingredients

(Makes 10 cups)

1/3 cup raw cashews

3/4 cup water

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 14-oz can light coconut milk

2 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp evaporated cane sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Salt

Directions

Put the cashews in a blender and blend until finely ground. Add ¾ cup water and blend for 2 minutes.

Pour the cashew mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon. Discard the solids.

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the onion and sauté until golden.

Add the cauliflower, coconut milk, strained cashew milk, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, sugar, cinnamon, and salt as needed. Add enough water to cover.

Bring to a low boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes.

Blend the soup with an immersion blender until the desired consistency is reached. If using a standing blender, allow the mixture to cool for 20 minutes. Pour the soup into the blender. Hold the lid down firmly with a clean, folded towel over it. Start on low speed and blend until the soup is smooth. Return to the pot and reheat if serving hot.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with the caramelized onions and cilantro before serving.

 

 

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Mangosteen Juice May Help With Some Lyme Symptoms

9 Jul

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Organic Mangosteen 100% Pure Juice

I heard a lot of good things about this super fruit called mangosteen. I saw a lot of posts from fellow Lymies saying how mangosteen was helping with their brain fog, sight and other cognitive issues. This juice was never mentioned to me by my LLMD so I have no idea how much this really helps with Lyme disease. I do however try to trust those who try a product and say it really helped them if they seem legit and not paid to say so.

Mangosteen juice (The Queen of Fruits) according to the bottle is said to help support; cellular rejuvenation, healthy inflammatory responses, immunity, cardiovascular health, antioxidant levels and more. This all sounds great for helping with Lyme disease and co’s.

I bought a bottle of Organic 100% Pure Mangosteen 100 by Genesis Today (which is the only way to go for the good stuff) and I drank 2 shot glasses per day. The fruit is blended with the rind because that is where most of the good stuff is at. It has polyphenols, xanthones and tannins.

Within the first few days I did notice some of my head pressure was going away. By day 5 the pressure was back to the normal vice grip on my brain feeling. So I will say I felt a tiny bit of relief for a few days in just the brain. I did not notice if anything else felt better. I have a bad case of Lyme and co’s and have had it for too long so maybe you might have more success.

Of course anything that helps does not come cheap. A 32 oz bottle will run you about $30.00 or more. I bought mine on Amazon and I will post the link below. For some reason I do not see the Organic version I bought.

If you have some spare cash and want to give it a try this fruit when mixed with Goji berry and Acai berry might be one great super tonic. It can’t hurt to try it plus it is natural without all the side effects of pills. I use Goji berry (Wolfberry)  in capsule form and I drink a lot of Acai berry or use that in capsule form also.

**I am not “Highly Recommending” this product but letting you be the judge. I did get some relief but only briefly and it is expensive at nearly $30-$40 per month.

Click HERE to visit Amazon for Mangosteen Juice I tried

Click HERE to browse Mangosteen Juice on Amazon or just Google it and find a source

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Some More Kombucha Flavors

18 Jun

Kombucha

I have talked about Kombucha before but here are some flavors my mom found for me today. One is Hibiscus (No 3) and the other is Lavender (No 7) flavored. These drinks have enzymes and probiotics in them. I drink these in place of the Coke or Dr Pepper I once drank.

I do prefer the GT’s brand but there are many brands. If you want to know more about them visit GT’s web site HERE. If you have never tried one I say buy just one to see if you like it before you buy a bunch of them. They have the taste of tea, vinegar and the flavoring. It is an acquired taste.

Flavors from GT’s Brand
All Ages

Enlightened Organic Raw Kombucha

Original
Citrus
Gingerade
Multi-Green
Botanical No 3
Botanical No 7
Botanical No 9

Enlightened Synergy Organic & Raw

Trilogy
Mystic Mango
Cosmic Cranberry
Guava Goddess
Gingerberry
Passionberry Bliss
Strawberry Serenity
Cherry Chia
Grape Chia
Raspberry Chia

21 & Up (Due to traces of alcohol that may be found in the drinks)

Organic Raw Kombucha

Trilogy
Cosmic Cranberry
Gingerberry
Divine Grape
Superfruits
Strawberry Serenity
Maqui Berry Mint

Synergy Organic & Raw

Trilogy
Cosmic Cranberry
Gingerberry
Divine Grape
Superfruits
Strawberry Serenity
Maqui Berry Mint

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Vitamin Water XXX

I know these drinks are not good for you and have sugar in them but when I have my cheating days I like one of these. It is a Vitamin Water XXX which has Acai, Blueberry and Pomegranate in it. I like these for the vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes they have in them. The electrolytes are great for those night sweats and sweating from Babesia and to help when you have diarrhea.

If you are going to cheat try one of these instead of a soda.I really like these taste of this one over all of the other flavors to choose from.

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Kefir – Probiotic And Immune Support Drink

11 Jun

Probiotic Drink With Health Benefits

I am a Kombucha drinker and have grown to like the taste but there are also other great probiotic and healthy drinks out there in the markets. Today while shopping for my Kombucha my mom brought me home a Kefir type of drink.

I am not a Kefir fan since I do not care for coconut water, milk, stevia or any other fake sugar substitutes. If you like coconut and stevia then you might like this drink. It has some great health benefits and it is not packed full of the bad stuff like other drinks. The best part is you are quenching your thirst while adding support to your digestive and immune systems.

This drink is not an original kefir which is made with fermented milk. This is a coconut water kefir with added fruit flavors. I had the strawberry, acai, coconut flavor. It has the taste of the coconut water, light fruit flavor with carbonation. I think of Kombucha and Kefir as soda for Lymies.

The drink along with Kombucha can be found at Nugget Markets and Whole Foods. The brand I discussed is made by KeVita.

Here are the health benefits according to the bottle:

“Strawberry Acai Coconut tastes like drinking a kiss! This sparkling delicious refreshment is a combination of coconut water, strawberries, acai fruit and certified organic KeVita™ culture.  Lightly sweetened with organic stevia, Strawberry Acai Coconut enhances digestive flora with live probiotic cultures.  All of the Coconut KeVita flavors are vegan and made with organic ingredients. Dairy, gluten, caffeine and soy free. Shake gently, drink with healthy pleasure and keep refrigerated”.

“KeVita’s probiotic culture may promote digestive health, maintain the immune system, and deliver more active cultures than yogurt”.

Low calorie, Gluten free, Lactose free, Dairy free, Vegan

Probiotic cultures: Bacillus coagulans, L.paracasei, L.plantarum, L.rhamnosus

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(back of the bottle)

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