Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Latest Ebook news. $1 Billion in sales expected in 2011.

Have you been thinking about writing an ebook?
Have you written an ebook? This is big news for the ebook industry. I wanted to share this article in case you missed it.

Enjoy! Happy ebook writing adventures!

Ebook sales headed for $1 billion | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oil Spill: Why is this 100% Organic Solution Being Ignored?

There are so many resources available to help clean up oil spills I wonder why this one is being ignored?

I haven't heard much about the Gulf oil spill in the news much lately but then again, I don't choose to watch the news a whole lot. I balance my time and usually catch up with what's going on in the world online. 

I don't feel the news is fair and balanced. I feel we are subjected to controlled media. Maybe not as controlled as in some countries but definitely influenced by the owners of the networks.

What do you think?

Oil Spill: Why is this 100% Organic Solution Being Ignored?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to solve nearly any illness- without drugs.

Dr. Mercola is the founder of the world’s most visited natural health web site, You can learn the hazardous side effects of OTC Remedies by getting a FREE copy of his latest special report The Dangers of Over the Counter Remedies by going to his Report Page. Reprinted with permission.

How to Solve Nearly Any Illness - Without Drugs


 Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 11 2011 | 52,369 views

In more recent years, a growing body of studies shows that simple lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are effective remedies for many common health problems. At the same time, we're seeing more and more evidence of the lethal harm being brought by poorly tested drugs.
To me, the choice is clear.
But many people still do not realize just how effective lifestyle changes can be in treating their disease. Many diabetics, for example, are convinced they need drugs, and resist the idea that treating or even curing their disease is entirely within their own control.
The truth is, type 2 diabetes is virtually 100 percent avoidable and treatable entirely without drugs. If you're still in the dark about how to accomplish this, please see this link.
  1. Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  2. High cholesterol
  3. Depression
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Osteoporosis
  6. Heart disease   
  7. Insomnia    

Do Your Research Before Taking ANY Drug

For all the problems modern society has caused, it also brings benefits that were previously unimaginable. One of them is the ease with which you can conduct your own research. And I urge you to thoroughly investigate each drug before taking it.
The truth is that doctors are no longer the sole authority on all matters relating to health. And don't believe for one minute that your physician will have all the answers and all the latest research findings at his or her fingertips. They won't.
Most of their recent knowledge about drug treatments comes directly from the lips of drug reps, and if you believe drug reps will put your health and safety before profits, think again.

So, as a general rule, always make sure to read up on the potential side effects of the drug. Read the package insert, and remember that even if it lists a side effect as rare, it can happen to you.
Then decide whether the potential benefits truly outweigh the potential risks.

Drugs are Band-Aids. They Do NOT Address the Cause of Disease

If you want to take a step in the right direction, make drugs your last option.
This sounds easy enough, but actually requires a massive thought shift for some people. Many still have a very hard time accepting the idea that your body can heal itself, and that drugs oftentimes will only hinder the process.
I can't stress enough the importance of the most basic principle for resolving an illness: Find the underlying cause of the problem, and address THAT!
Masking it with a drug that lessens your symptoms does not fix anything. Disease can only be resolved by addressing its root cause.
What many people fail to realize is that it is entirely possible to maintain optimal health simply by:
  1. Avoiding unnecessary drugs, and
  2. Understanding the fundamentals of proper nutrition and exercise

What DOES Make You Healthy?

There are certain basic tenets of optimal health that have always remained permanent truths, and by consistently adhering to them, you give yourself the best chance at a long and healthy life.
These 10 strategies promote overall health, as opposed to chasing and watering down various symptoms:
  1. Eat a healthy diet that’s right for your nutritional type (paying very careful attention to keeping your insulin levels down) -- This aspect is so important for optimal health; I now offer my entire online nutritional typing program for free.
  2. Drink plenty of clean water
  3. Manage your stress
  4. Exercise regularly -- I actually view exercise as a drug with regard to being properly prescribed and having proper dosage,  And it's one that you can readily substitute for some of the most common drugs used today for things like diabetes, heart disease and depression.

    High-intensity, burst-type exercises like Peak 8 are particularly beneficial for optimal health, as it effectively boosts fat loss, improves muscle strength, tone and endurance, and causes your body to produce human growth hormone (HGH).
  5. Optimize your vitamin D levels by getting appropriate amounts of sun exposure, or by taking an oral vitamin D3 supplement
  6. Limit exposure to toxins
  7. Consume healthy fats such as omega-3 fatcoconut oil and pure butter
  8. Eat plenty of raw food
  9. Optimize your insulin and leptin levels
  10. Get plenty of sleep
Remember, leading a common sense, healthy lifestyle is your best bet to produce a healthy body and mind, and increase your longevity.
Unfortunately, both the pharmaceutical industry and the food industry won't make it easy for you to avoid the garbage that ruins your health.
The drug industry spends about $15 billion a year manipulating and distorting your perceptions about the proper solutions for your health challenges. The answer is to take self-responsibility and educate yourself so that you can make better, healthier choices.  
By adhering to the basic tenets of optimal health provided above, you will build a healthy mind and body, thereby safeguarding yourself against a multitude of health problems and serious diseases.
Read full article. Martha Rosenberg lists the drugs which made 2010's Hall of Shame 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Arrow came to visit this week. He's six months old now. He was a bundle of energy zooming around the house like a mad dog. It was pretty funny to watch all the dogs play. Isn't he handsome. His left ear still flops backwards.

Play off game. Need I say more! Yeah Packers Won! We are ready for next weekend.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Walnut Non Meatballs By Grace

Walnut Preparation:
Take 1 cup of dry walnuts and put in a wide mouthed jar
I use a salsa jar. Fill the jar with cool water and screw the lid on and let sit for 5 hours. Drain in a strainer for a few minutes and you can then store them in the Fridge for up to 5 days. This will give you about 1 1/4cups.

I put 1 cup of walnuts in a food processor (use the S blade) and make a pate out of them and form them into balls to serve them with spaghetti squash. We have eaten them plain but you can jazz them up by adding ¼ tsp of curry and garlic powder with 1tsp of lemon juice, virgin olive oil and minced Onions

For a sauce over the spaghetti squash
I throw 1 ripe tomato, small bell pepper.

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes and 1Clove of garlic in my food processor with the s blade and process it until the ingredients are smooth.

Add about 1 tsp of dried oregano, and tsp dried basil and salt to taste. If you like spicy then add curry powder or cayenne to it.

We love it!

Thanks Grace your recipe sounds really yummy. I love Curry.

To cook Spaghetti Squash:
Cut Spaghetti Squash in half. Scrape out seeds. 
Fill baking dish up 1/2 way with water. Place fleshy side down in a baking pan. 
I like to use my glass cake pans. One is usually big enough for one Spaghetti Squash.
Bake at 350 until you can poke a knife through the Squash easily. About 40 minutes.
Drain water and scrape Squash out of shell with a fork. Place on plate and pour walnut balls and sauce over Spaghetti Squash. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Do you eat a raw food diet? Raw food cookbook for kids!

I've been exploring the raw food diet more and more. Among my searches I came across a raw food cook book for kids! I think I'll start there. It should be an easy way to ease me into this new way of eating.

I've always enjoyed fresh vegies and fruits but I want to take it to a new level. I'm going to experiment with The Gerson Therapy way of eating and see if I can finally loose some unwanted pounds and increase my energy levels. 

My husband and I recently watched the movie The Beautiful Truth. If you follow me on Facebook you've seen my links lately commenting on what a great movie The Beautiful Truth is. 

"Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of their animals. After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett s father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposes a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer. Fascinated, Garrett embarks on a cross-country road trip to investigate The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.

This movie has really resonated with my husband and I. 
We are really looking into learning more about the Gerson way of eating for preventative health. 

Anyone eat a raw food diet? I would love to hear more about your results. 

If you eat a raw food diet and would like to share your story and a recipe please email me at:


Raw Recipes for Kids

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Otter relaxing

Otter relaxing
Originally uploaded by Ken Bondy
Be sure to take some time to relax and regroup after such a busy holiday season, a full moon, lunar eclipse and the transition into 2011.