Friday, July 24, 2009

The anatomy of soda

Would you on any day catch yourself sitting at your table with ten teaspoons of sugar ready to eat it all? Well, that's what you do when you drink a can of soda.
Did you know that coca-cola is the biggest buyer of sugar in the world? Have you ever wondered why they would need so much sugar? well it is to mask the acidity in the drink. 10 teaspoons of sugar! that amout of sugar is enough to shut down your immune system for 24 hours. Plus I wonder what can be so strong as to erode your tooth enamel, well the sugar and acids in sodas does. What do you think causes osteoporosis? Did you know that sugar from one soft drink is able to damage the white blood cells' ability to ingest and kill gonococcal bacteria for seven hours? That just one liter of aspartame-sweetened beverage can produce about fifty-six milligrams of methanol? When many of these drinks are are consumed in say, one day, as much as two hundred- fifty milligrams of methanol are dumped into the bloodstream and this throws off the eletrical system of the brain. Saccharin in these products have also shown a high carcinogenic effect especially in female reproductive organs, this is as little as two bottles of diet pops per day. I also know that cops sometimes use coke to clean blood off the street after an auto accident and sometimes use it to replace the acid in thier dead car batteries. Plus many countries in Asia use coke and it's products as pesticides on thier large farms. They actually spray it from helicopters and guess what? it works! So what are you really drinking? All this hype of if you drink a coke you are helping some fund which is providing for some third world country is a whole lot of junk. You can't kill one human being in order to save another. They might as well put a coffin in their commercials, yes you may think that's extreme talk but I ask you and challenge you to do the research before you drink your next soda.

I have often wondered why in a country that has so much food, why more and more peole are getting sicker and sicker. In developing countries it is due to the lack of food (malnutrition) and good health care facilities but here, there are more sick children, in short I think it is safe to say all Americans, including me, are sick in some way. All the years of ignorance and feeding the body with life threatening foods cannot be altered in one day but we can slowly get there by starting now. As they say "Better late than never". We can start a revolution! we can choose to be the examples for our children and neighbours. We can say no to GMO foods(genetically modified foods). Foods that keep us enslaved to prescription drugs, foods than cripple us of our dignity, foods that KILL us.

The first basic human right is the right to live and live a healthy life. Things might be tight financially for you but is it better to start eating right right now or save that money for mediacl use down the years. Think, use your brain, do research, love yourelf, love yourself a little differently as the FYR slogan says. Start a forver young revolution right in your own kitchen, in your backyard, in your churches. What are you waiting for?

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Imagine you had a fishtank and you threw a load of catfood in for the fish to eat but since they did not recognise it as food for fish, it just dissolved and made the water murky. Then you got worried your fish might be hungry so you threw in some dirt hoping the fish would fill up on that but it just made the water muddier. Then you got desparate your fish were getting sick they were so hungry. But with no fish food in the house and a really good show on TV you just threw in a few more things like cookies, alcohol, a burger, coca-cola, pie, ice-cream, special k. Nothing was helping the fish just got sicker. They were near death. Funny enough though some other organisms started growing and feasting on the gunk the fish were not eating, all sorts of mold and yeast, fruit flies etc. The only thing that helped in the end was getting of your bum, emptying the tank of the murky water replacing it with clean water and pouring in some food that the fish actually recognised as something they could eat, nutrtious fish food.

Now imagine your body is that fishtank. Everyday you throw in food which has been altered from its natural state using heat and chemicals. Your (still natural) body does not recognise what it is that you are putting into it. It tries desparately to get rid of it and manages to get rid of some of the pieces which are not stuck to your intestines with gluten. Other bits it absorbs and stores as fat cells until it can finally figure out what to do with them. Some bits just float freely through your veins clogging up arteries cutting grooves in your smooth vein surface causing other normally good nutrients to get stuck and create blockages ( e.g. cholesterol) All the while bad bacteria are having a party inside you. They are multiplying like crazy feasting on all the excess waste floating around. Your immune system cannot keep up defending itself against all this bad bacteria and also the external illnesses attacking it.

If you have any symtoms that things inside are out of order ranging from mild symptoms e.g. lack of energy, insomnia, yeast infections, bad breath etc. to more severe symtoms like catching colds often, headaches, and other crital illnesses then you need to in the real sense of words "flush out the dirt" and replace with clean fluids and nutrients which will support a healthy body.

When you are clean and your body has a storage supply of good nutrients to use and fall back on, both mild and severe symptoms of illness will be a rare feeling for you.


L'Thai Restaurant

If you are like most people dinning out is an experience, at least for me it is. I make it a habit to choose where I eat and a couple of days ago my husband stumbled upon one of the fine dinning spots in Tucker; L'Thai. It is the first organic Thai restaurant outside of Thailand. So we decided yeaterday to go have an experience. From the outside you would never guess how beautiful it looked inside. I was taken aback by the classy decor. It had a very relaxing atmosphere with a little waterfall at the back of the restuarant. White plates stacked together adorned the maple tables and long stemmed glasses stood tall like candles. The moment I sat down I knew I was in for a treat. The pretty waitress came by in her lavender outfit (my favorite color by the way) her smile was infectious but much more the menu was great and the prices very resonable.

I got some tofu for appetizers and a ginger/garlic sauce (I'm addicted) veggie medly and some brown rice for my entree. Mind you, all this is organic, meaning no additives, preservatives or hormones. And if you want to add chicken you can rest assured knowing it is really chicken on your plate and not an alien. The prices are a little more expensive for dinner but for lunch they rancge from $4.95 for appetizers to $20.95 for specials. Lunch for entrees is a resonable $7.95 per plate. Now you can specify your how spicy you want it to be and sure enough they will do it just right. For those who like a little buzz, they have a great wine list and for the sweet toothers some desserts as well. If I were to grade this whole experience I would give it a solid 8 points and I am usually not that generous.

Adress: 4880 Lawrenceville Hwy, 14-16
Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: 770-491-9948 they do take out as well and have two more locations in Smyrna and Alpharetta.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Would you ever be tempted to do this?

If yes ignore the rest.

If no, why do this from glass? In a bowl? Or in a dessert? Human milk is meant for humans. A cow's milk is meant for its calf.

Just a thought.

A plus tard.


Are you able to stick to a healthy nutritional diet but are finding it hard to make your little ones try some of the same? Below is a recipe which I am sure everyone will love and is packed full of iron, calcium and protein, potassium and vit c. It has lots of greens in it but still tastes great, after all life is meant to be fun!

Green Smoothie Recipe:

1/2 -1 banana
two handsfull of fresh organic spinach
10 pitted fresh cherries
3-4 cubes of Gala or honeydew Melon
1 scoop of greenjuice powder (optional)
1/4 cup of water

Throw spinach, fruit and green powder into your blender and blend on high speed. Add water till desired consitency is reached. For added goodness try blending with a spoon of high omega plant oils like Udo's or flaxseed. You can also use frozen fruit for a colder smoothie and thicker texture.


Back to Basics

Instead of getting confused over everything the news reports or doesn't report on health and nutrition, why don't you just do this: STICK TO THE BASICS! When you stick to the basic you are never wrong, we only harm ourselves when we contradict ourselves. The basics are Fruits, Veggetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Meat (as even said in the Bible) should be eaten sparingly and that does not mean once or twice a week, sparingly means hardly ever. We are the only people who wean our children of milk just to turn around and feed them another mother's milk(in most cases cow's milk). It should not suprise us then how many people have osteoporosis. There is more Calcium in broccoli, celery and almonds than there is in milk. Next time you're at the groccery store stop by the organic section and grab a carton of almond vanilla flavored milk, it is a better alternative to use with your cereal and oatmeal than cow's milk. The reason most people are tired, depressed, overwhelmed etc can be traced back to what they eat. The closer your food is to nature the more energy you'll have. Remember; Back to basics.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Carrot Juice & Green Juice recipe

Carrot Juice

-Five large carrots
-2 medium size apples
*For larger quantities double or tripple the batch

Super Green Juice

-5 celery stalks
-A bulb of fennel, include even bulb in the juicing
-3 tablespoons of sliced ginger
-A handful of kale

*You may add some apples and pears to sweeten

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cure for acne

There is no such thing as a quick cure. What we hear and read as quick cures is like throwing your trash underneath your carpet. In the long run you are just wasting your time and effort and making matters even worse because the real issue is not being addressed properly. Pimples are blockage in the pore caused by dead skin cells becoming glued together by sebum which isproduced by the sebaceous glands. The sebum then harbors bacteria and hence pimples are formed. There are two ways to cure this, the first of which I think is the best:
1) Naturally: Our bodies react a certain way due to what it is fed. Sodas, fried foods, and highly processed foods are the culprits. To achieve long lasting results we must start from the inside out. I'm sure we've all heard of the saying "You are what you eat", the author couldn't have been more right. Enrich your diet with whole foods; non genetically modified foods, and add more fruits, vegetables and water to your diet. Water is very important as it aids in washing out toxins. Fruits and veggies provide the body with the fuel to function properly and rebuild worn out cells. They are also detoxifiers and provide the body with the right vitamins and minerals to fight off ailments. Here are some pointers:
- Fresh juice of papaya on your face; try it and see how it works
- Garlic has been known for its antibiotic benefits, a paste of garlic on the infected area will do your skin some good
- Crushed cucumber, avocado and some pure honey is also effective.
But above all, healthy eating and a good exercise program is all you need to get you to where you want to be. I haven't had a pimple for over seven years but I also am the girl who drinks nothing but water, freshly squeezed juices and eats lots of fruits and vgetables
2) Over-the-counter medications: These include formulas that contain Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. In severe cases you may have to seek medical advice and get prescription medication.
May I stress once more, "You become what you eat" and that is all there is to remember. Here are other suggestions:
-Drink a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemons first thing in the morning is very good for the skin. It hydrates the whole body and helps bring it to an alkaline state and the more alkaline your body gets the less you run into unnecessary skin and/or body conditions.
-Avoid heavy makeup and foundations they suffocate the skin and the more you hide and conceal using these products the worse it gets. Also remember to wash your face before you go to bed.
-Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Drinking plenty of water is the best way to do that because when skin is dry, it forces the sebaceous glands to over produce in order to remedy the situation.
Finally remember, If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you. So be strong and choose wisely what you ingest.

Friday, July 17, 2009

What are you ingesting for breakfast?

The whole idea of cow's milk is just a way for those who've invested in the business to make huge profits. If you were asked to go to a barn and suckle on the udder of a cow would you? why then do we drink cow's milk? because it has been conveniently packaged for us in a container? Do you know that cows are naturally not made to produce milk in such large quantities? They have just enough for their young. What are they given to speed up this process? well, hormones I would think. This causes enlargement and inflammation of their breast tissues and for those of us who have studied biology this can be a very painful process. And what happens when an area is inflamed? Pus begins to accumulate. What is pus? Pus consists of a thin, protein-rich fluid, known as liquor puris, and dead cells, which are part of the body's innate immune response. Pus travels to the intercellular spaces around the affected areas; the cow's udders. Yes and you may be saying, don't they pasturize these things? pasturization not only kills the bacteria in it, it also destroys all the nutrients in the food. So when next you go to buy milk or when you're handing a glass of cow's milk to your child, remember that they may just be ingesting pus for breakfast. This goes for cow milk and all its products including cheese, well that's another topic. We will talk about cheese on another day.

FYR 21-Days Detox Program

Foods to Eat During the 21 days of detox:

-All Fruits
-All Vegetables
-All Nuts
-Legumes (beans, lentils, etc)
-Water(Distilled is best)
-Brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat flour
-Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

*Detox is recommended quarterly*

Foods You Can Eat After 21 Days:

- All Fruits
-All Vegetables
-Legumes (beans, lentils etc)
-All nuts
-100% juice, no sugar added, no preservatives or additives
-Brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat flour
-All natural spices, herbs and seasonings
-Bragg Liquid Aminos(Good alternative to soy sauce)
-Fish (Halibut, salmon, tilapia)
*Not to be eaten more than once a week*

-Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk
-Sweeteners: Stevia:, organic grade B maple syrup, pure wild honey, raw sugar cane

-Poultry(If you must); hormone-free, dye-free, antibiotic-free (chicken, turkey)
*Not to be eaten more than once a week*

***Plus you can only eat either fish or poultry in a week and only once per week.

Foods To Avoid: (Slow Poisons)

- Red meat, Pork
-All Diary including eggs, milk, cheese etc (Highly mucus forming)
-White sugar and everything made with or from it
-Bleached grains (white flour, white bread, white rice, white pasta etc)
-Coffee (Very acid forming) substitute with Cafix
-All Fried foods
-High fructose corn syrup (found in almost everything)
-Foods that contain additives and preservatives
-Sodas(All sodas), soft drinks and carbonated drinks
-Artificial sweeteners including splendaâ, sweet ‘N lowâ etc.
-Hydrogenated oils
-All artificial products (Highly processed)

Thursday, July 16, 2009


My five favorite superfoods are:

1) Vegetables: They are high in fiber and low in calorie. They can be eaten lightly cooked or raw and they are packed with vitamins and phytonutrients. My favorite are kale, spinach, broccoli and carrots.

2) Fruits and Nuts: I always mix these two for breakfast in the morning. The nuts add some protein to the mixture and it is oh so delish!!! I love berries because they are full of antioxidants, sometimes I make a smoothie with just blackberries, strawberries and rapsberries. Fruits will provide you with vitamins, folate and they are very essential in cleansing the body that's why FYR recommends fruits for breakfast. Nuts are a good source of proteins and good fats. I especially love walnuts and almonds.

3) Whole Grains: Brown rice, whole wheat bread, barley, quinoa etc. they are ladden with tons of fiber, magnesium and vitamins.

4) Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne pepper has come to be one of the best herbs for me in the recent months. Organic cayenne has huge medicinal benefits. It has been used over the years for its healing properties. To read more about cayenne please visit this link:

5) Beans and Lentils: Beans are low in fat, calorie, sodium and are very high in fiber and complex carbohydrates.They are an excellent source of protein and can be combined with veggies and carbohydrates (such as brown rice). When combined with barley or oats they provide all the amino acids. Examples are chickpeas(which I use to make hummus), kidney beans, black, pinto and navy beans and soy beans.


Life foods are foods that are in their natural state. Foods that have not been processed, destroyed by overheating. Foods that are free of pesticides and antibiotics. Life foods give you energy; they heal and repair rather than make you tired and sluggish. If you can only remember this :Life foods are alive and dead foods are dead. At FYR, anything that can grow when planted into the soil is alive. Can you plant chicken? can you plant a spoon? yes, but will they grow? no. but you can plant wheat and apple seeds. The best kinds of foods are those that are organic and wholesome. It may take a while to introduce these into your diet but it is worth it. Sometimes I go to the farmer's market and I wonder if the soil the produce was grown in was healthy to begin with. If it was not a healthy soil then eating all the fruits and veggies in the world would not benefit me in anyway. All fruits and veggies are life foods. At FYR we encourage you to incorporate as much of these life foods into your diet as possible. FYR is far from boring, we have looked into every diet out there and realized you cannot ask people to starve themselves without getting a consequence; that consequence is yo-yo- dieting.

About FYR

"Forever Young, I Want to Live Forever Young..."

Are you tired of counting calories?

Tired of portion control?

Tried all the diet and weight loss pills in vain?

Do you have a close relationship with your scale?

Feeling ten years older because of stress?

Tired of waking up exhausted and dragging yourself throughout the day?
Have you ever burped and smelled the scent of yesterday's meal?
Is bloating a problem for you?
How long have you been battling acne?
Tired of starving yourself and then enjoying the snack underneath your pillow before bedtime?

How often do you smile and know that it comes from a good place inside of you and you do not want to stop?

Do you love what you see in the mirror?

Ever wish you could try a different lifestyle?

Do you want to Love your self a little differently?

Then join the revolution!!!

Like so many people, I have been confused for so many years about health. I had too many questions that had several different answers hence my yo-yo dieting effect. Some people said eat a lot of meat, others stay away from carbohydrates, others said eat nothing at all, well for someone who enjoys food the last one never seemed to work for me and even if I tried it I'd end up overindulging, sound familiar?

Well, I am here to tell you what works for me and has been working for many others who finally found the secret to good health. It is called “The Forever Young Revolution” or FYR to be short. It does not involve any pills, diets or magic. It is simply something that most of us used to do or have seen our parents do.
It is based on a very simple principle which I call the life principle. It states; life to live. Let me go a little further to explain this. We need life in order to live, without life we die. For our bodies to live and thrive, we must give it life, life foods.

FYR is a lifestyle.

What are some of your unanswered health and fitness questions?We will love to share them and you will find solutions that will blow mind. The answers have been around you all this time, yes it is very close to you.Now its time to reach out and grab it.

You will hear unedited testimonies from the those who have dared to love themselves differently and what FYR is doing to thier lives and rebuilding broken relationships.

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