Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Doggie Day: Cute Animals like to be Tickled

Ok, so these are not dogs, but to cute not to share and we all need a good laugh.

Maybe you have seen them, but who can resist not watching them again and again and again!

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God's many blessings,

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Bullet Coffee

I would have to say I am a fan of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte this time of year, but I am not a fan of the sugar or the price. I love my Bullet proof coffee. So, why not put them together!

What I do:
I use my regular bullet proof recipe, butter, coconut oil, honey and coffee.
The pumpkin latte portion:
Real pumpkin, I cook my own pumpkins down and use them, about 1/4 cup for 2 cups of coffee.
Real heavy whipping cream about 1/2 cup.
In my coffee grounds is where I put my spices. I use cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice. Not terribly sure on the amounts, still playing with those. I have found though, I need more of the spices beings that I am not eating them, but putting them into the grounds.
For approximates:
cinnamon 2 tsp
nutmeg 1 tsp
ginger 1 tsp
cloves 1/2 tsp
allspice 1/2 tsp

The health benefits by adding the extra spices and pumpkin are kicked up a few notches. This is an easy way to add extra health benefits to something already so tasty. Enjoy!

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
May God abundantly bless this harvest season.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

I know October is breast cancer awareness month. There are many activities and fund raising events going to to raise awareness and money for research. All of these things are good in and of the themselves, however, I do have a few bones to pick.

Bone 1:
We have many, many natural cures for cancer. These are not further pursued, given as options to cancer patients and in fact are looked down upon. The reason for this is, money. Cancer is a huge money maker for companies. A natural treatment cannot be patented and therefor cannot make them money like a  prescription drug can.

Bone 2: Nutrition plays a role in prevention or increasing your risk for cancer, any type.
For increasing your risk: If you eat a lot of sugar, from processed foods, grains and junk food, this increases inflammation in the body. Inflammation in the body is directly related to an increased risk for cancer. In these foods as well, there is not enough nutrition, more like a lack of nutrients. Our bodies cannot maintain  health with out the proper nutrients. Eating the amounts of omega-6s we are encouraged to eat. Vegetable oils are not healthy for us. Avoiding soy. These are full of hydrogenated oils and trans-fatty acids, both increase inflammation. The push for a low fat diet and not eating animals fats, translates into us not consuming enough vitamins and minerals and other important nutrients, like cholesterol and saturated fats. Avoiding hormones in your foods.
Decreasing your risk of cancer: Eating enough animals fats! Consuming enough anti-oxidants to help rid the body of damaged DNA and cells. By eating a diet like I promote on my blog will help to dramatically reduce your risk of cancer.

Bone 3: Lack of oxygen. Cancer is an anaerobic cluster of cells. This means cancer lives in an environment without oxygen. If you give cancer cells oxygen, they will die. Engaging in activities that boost your oxygen uptake levels will not only help prevent cancer, but help your over all health as well. Things like exercising, HIIT, sprinting,walking, hiking, deep breathing exercises or visiting somewhere that is lower than sea level.

Bone 4: Reducing stress levels.

Bone 5: Birth control pills. I might take a lot of flak for this one, but it needs to be talked about. In 2005 the World Health Organization declared the birth control pill a category one carcinogen. This is the worst classification anything can receive. Cigarette smoking along with other dangerous chemicals are also in this classification. Funny how we always hear about how bad smoking is for us, but nothing with the "pill".  A double standard to me. Taking the pill or putting your young daughter on the pill is one of the worst things you can do for your health or the health of your daughter. It is not harmless. If your daughter has acne, stop all of the sugar and processed foods and begin giving her healthy animal fats and coconut oil. This will clear up acne, I know personally. If you are married, practice NFP of some type. I know people think this is horrible, it is not. Taking the pill will destroy you as a person and your marriage. NFP brings marriages closer together, those practicing NFP have a divorce rate  less than 2% This is a way to free yourself emotionally and physically.
Along with not using artificial hormones, having an abortion(s) will also increase your risk and chances of having breast cancer.

Bone 6: Not having children. We live a culture that seems to believe children are a burden, should be limited for various reasons, or not having any at all. Having children is the way the world continues to go on. If we stop, the human race ends. I think not having children is one of the best Darwin awards as a culture, unless you are unable. That is a different story. Having babies is a blessing from God. He designed our bodies to bear children for specific reasons. For many blessings, health and for the world to continue have children, as long as you are able. If you are unable to have children, be sure you are following the other "Bones" to help protect yourself.

Bone 7: Not breast feeding or not long enough. Women should always be encouraged to breast feed first. This is very important for both mom and baby. Both receive health benefits and protection. For woman this helps to prevent breast cancer, lose weight and creates a bond with the baby. For the baby, breast milk is the perfect food. If for some reason a mom cannot breast feed, make your own baby formula. Also, breast feed as long as you can, two years is optimum.

Being aware of breast cancer and any type of cancer is important. However, for some of this I think it is more hype than really helping women avoid breast cancer. Take your health into your own hands so you can reduce your risk of any illness. Research and do what you believe to be correct, even if your doctor does not think so. They do not have all the answers, only those they have been told in medical school and by the drug reps.

These are just a few of my thoughts and nothing extensive. Go read up.
Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Doggie Day: First Aid

Here in Utah, it is Fall time, my favorite time of year! Cooler weather, beautiful colors, all this means, it is hiking time. We love to hike as a family and enjoy the the beauty God has given us. The Boys love to hike!!! My little Mungo is the happiest when he is hiking. When we go for a walk, he might balk, not want to go, but we get to the mountains, he will run up and down the mountain and not want to leave. All his puppy energy comes back, it makes his Mommy happy! Otto just loves to be active, run and hunt! The last time we went, he caught the sent of something, deer or birds, he was in heaven running and hunting. It was such fun to watch him be so happy and do what he loves.

Needless to say, hiking is great family fun and something we all look forward too. With that, I try to keep us all safe. Some of the things I watch for while we are hiking:
Rattle snakes, even though the weather is cooler, they are still out sunning themselves to keep warm. They are not as fast, but still dangerous.
Mountain lions, beers, not that we see them, but we do have them in our mountains and be ware.
Whatever the Boys try to eat, berries, rocks, sticks. You never know what they are going to try.
Watching out for poison ivy. Not so much so for the Boys, but for us. It tends to not effect them, but we can get it from them.
Just being aware of where we are.

Here is a list of of First Aid items to keep on hand while you are hiking with your furry ones.

Such happy Boys!

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
Go out and enjoy the beauty God has given us!

Friday, October 5, 2012

If you LOVE bacon...

For all you bacon lovers out there, this is for you. For all you who think is bacon is very bad and you should never eat it, you might want to read this article. Bacon could actually be healthy for you!

I know, I just made your day for many of you!

Now, go eat some bacon, along with your butter.
Saving the world one stick of butter, and piece of bacon, at a time.
God bless,

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday Recipe: Sinus Infection Obliteration

I actually received this recipe from one of my professors while in college, getting me some edumacation. It works wonders, so I thought I would share it with all of you. It will obliterate your sinus infection. It will burn like no other. You will want to call me every name in the book. But, you will not have a sinus infection and no more antibiotics for something so simple.

What you need:
1 oz of olive oil
15 drops of eucalyptus oil
15 drops of tea tree oil

Put the three ingredients into a jar, preferably glass, shake to combine. When you have an infection, use an eye dropper and put at least five drops of the mixture into each nostril or as much as will go in. It is easiest if you lay down on your back so it will go up into your sinus instead of dripping out. Try putting it in three times a day until the infection is gone, which should not take long.

I gave some of this to my uncle who usually needs two rounds of strong antibiotics and a week or two to overcome a sinus infection. He used this and it was gone in a few days, no antibiotics. Yes, it works. He has been putting some on a Q-tip and then swirling it around each nostril  and said it has been helping with his allergies. Which makes sense because eucalyptus is amazing for allergies. Because it is SO dry here in Utah, the oil is helping to keep things moist.

Hopefully you will not need this, sinus infections suck. If you do, give this a try.  

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God's bountiful harvest to you all,