Friday, January 04, 2008

Miracle Cold Cure

I am so sick of seeing so called experts in the media say that overdosing on Vitamin C doesn’t work!! I’m living proof, and so is my husband who have been doing this to battle every sniffle or upper respiratory thing that comes along.

I love the ones at Whole Foods, the chewable wafers that taste like candy. They have Passion Fruit, Peach or they have a Blueberry, Blackberry one that is just as good. I take them all through out the day. Each wafer is 500 mg and the cold or the sniffle or whatever it is, is gone within hours.

Last year I had cold after cold after cold. This year, I’ve fought them all this way and haven’t had one cold.

I just had to say this, in the midst of cold season.. get these yummy vitamin C’s and you’ll be enjoying the winter instead of suffering from it!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year 2008!

Did you make your goals? Have you thought about what you hope will happen this year? Have you thought about the lifestyles changes you hope to make and the new people you’d like to meet? Have you thought about the financial goals you’d like to have and the different hobbies you’d like to explore? Have you proclaimed that this year is absolutely going to be your best year yet?

I’m actually not making new years resolutions this year. Statistics show that less than 10% of people keep their resolutions anyway, so I’m just going to continue on the path that I’m already on.

My biggest challenge and opportunity in our lives is our health. We’ve been studying and learning about nutrition and reading about the lack of vitamins in our diet. We’re adding Omega 3,6, 9, Flaxseed Oil, and removing dairy as much as possible. I’m now drinking Almond Milk, and my son is drinking goat milk. My husband isn’t drinking any. We’ve switched to goats butter and cheese or sheep or lambs cheese for the most part. I feel fortunate that my son actually LIKES goats milk

We’ve noticed that by eliminating sugar, our mood is better, so we’re all conscious of this. Alcohol has lost its appeal now because it makes me tired, and so I’ve replaced my glass of wine with sparkling water in wine glasses. I still feel like I’m getting a treat but it’s not making me fall asleep before the end of the night.

This change has been going on for the past few months. It’s a slow process.. VERY slow process. I can imagine why setting goals and then failing is the norm. It’s difficult to change a habit, especially if you don’t have support, education, the tools, the new products or food, or whatever you need to accomplish it. It takes time to know how to THINK like this new person, and learning how to think properly takes learning, which takes reading or talking with others, which takes time. And time is the thing that we’re all short on.

My husband gave each other books on Health, nutrition, and aging gracefully for Christmas, and we’re both enjoying trading information back and forth. I’m even enjoying shopping for some friends in NYC who want the health but don’t have the time to research it. So, I’m putting together a care package for them. I don’t know a lot yet, but over the past few months it is comforting to know that I have learned a few important health tips, and that we have integrated them into our lives.

Keeping my attitude positive and having a grateful heart is another thing I’m attempting. I know that I need structure and systems around this as well. I have had the conversation with my son that we can FLIP our attitude at will. When it starts to go south, that we can chose at that minute to FLIP IT, and start looking at the things in my life that ARE going well. It becomes a habit to do this, but I do know another thing: if I’m chemically doped up on sugar, then there is NO CONTROLLING it. The chemicals in my body have control then, and this is the MAIN reason why we’ve dropped sugar out of our diet. I was tired of losing my temper, feeling lousy, lazy, angry or depressed. And since I’ve dropped the sugar, I’ve felt SO much better. These last few days that I let it slide, I could definitely feel that I became sluggish. I didn’t have stress, so there was no anger. So I’m guessing that stress + sugar = uncontrollable emotions. I’ve shared all of this with my son, and when I have done the “anger” thing, he has called me on it: “Mommy, you must have had sugar!” Out of the mouths of babes!!!

Besides monitoring my diet, In order to keep me moving forward positively, I need support!!! So, last night, I spent a few hours searching the internet for fun quotes that I thought would make an impact on me, and so I’m offering that to you, as a free service from me. All you have to do is go on my site and sign up. The authors of the quotes are Oprah, Dr. Phil, Joel Osteen, Groucho Marx, Lauren Bacall among other famous people I like. Some are just interesting or challenging quotes. I hope you like them as much as I do.

I’ve learned one thing in the past few years by setting huge goals and then not reaching them. Life definitely has a way of kicking you in the face sometimes, and that it takes so much strength to fight back. It takes support from others to have strength to have faith that you’ll get back on track, it takes a lot of humility that doesn’t come without struggles, and it sometimes takes getting on your knees and begging for help. Slowly, slowly, and mysteriously, somehow, things come around, and you start to heal and start to learn something new and start to improve your situation.

This year, I do resolve to let people know how much I care for them and appreciate them. I pray that I can be a source of hope and faith for others, and perhaps add in some joy. This will be my goal this year.

I wish for you the very best this year. I don’t wish for you that it will all be easy, because then you won’t become the powerhouse that you were meant to be, but I do hope you have moments of pure joy, down times with friends, and interesting and enlightening conversations. I also wish for you the gift of laughter, and the ability to share that with others.

May we all learn to live with a grateful and forgiving heart. May you continue to look inside to see what you can offer others, and how you can positively impact those in your life. May God bless everyone!