Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesdays With a Twist #53 Link Up

The only rule is family friendly, link up begins Tuesdays at 7:00 am eastern and runs through Friday 11:59 pm eastern.

It's Your Life

Your posts will show up on five different blogs, and each blogger choices their own features. Be sure to visit all the hosts to see if you were featured.

Your host is Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.
Co-hosts include Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures, Angie from God's Growing Garden, Debra from Ms Moozy's Open House,  Deb from Kneaded Creations, and me Joyce form It's Your Life.

I'm amazed how this link up has grown and would like to thank all of you bloggers who post here week after week. You share your lives, and open up your homes to us, thank you. To the bloggers that are new here, welcome, and please continue to share.

I love being barefooted, also love decorating my feet and ankles, that's why I love these Bohemian Barefoot Sandals from Garden Chef's Needle.


I love butterflies, but even more taking a break from life to sit and observe Yahuwah's creations. Just look at these beautiful pictures of the butterflies, but there is more to I was Going to Miss the Butterflies from Sandra's Ark, great post with a great story.



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It's Your Life

Also join me at Real Food Fridays Link Up,if you have any real food (organic) posts stop by and share, or if you want to start eating real food (organic), but are not sure where to start, or just love new recipes, please stop by. Starts Thursday night at 7 pm central ends Sunday 11:59 pm central

It’s Your Life

Please don't just link up and go visit at least one or two blogs, and let them know you followed them from the Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why I Eat Bee Pollen


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Orginally I purchased bee pollen to build up my nervous system and help my tremors. Which by the way are so much better, they are the worst in the morning. Then I took a book out from the library called Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe.

It turns out bee products are a superfood, it is known to be one of the top, and a great source for concentrated nutrition. With our diets being mostly acidic it is good to know that bee pollen is an alkaline. This superfood does so much an entire book could be written on it. Without all the details here is what I learned about bee pollen from the book, which I will be buying. This is a must have book for anyone seeking a healthy life naturally, and includes recipes. So, here are the health benefits in simple form.

  • High level antioxidant
  • Fertitily improving properties
  • Increases strength, endurance, energy, and speed
  • Neutralizes many allergies
  • B vitamins
  • Helps relieve type 2 diabetes symptoms
  • Easily absorbed 
  • One of the richest sources for bioavailable protein
  • Contains up to sixty elements of minerals and trace minerals
  • Longevity
  • Healing
  • Rejuvenating
  • Neurological
  • Eleven different major enzymes
  • Aids in digestion 
  • Helps clear acne 
  • Assists in reversing aging and wrinkling
  • Assits in helping anemia, constipation, colitis, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis 

I add bee pollen to just about everything soup, egg salad, baked potato, stews, salads, just have not figured out how to add it to my fish yet. Hiding superfoods in other foods is a great way to reap their benefits, for kids to, I added some to the 17 year old's omelet yesterday, he never knew it.
When purchasing any bee product make sure it is organic. Many bee keepers are not kind to their bees and even feed them high fructose corn syrup to keep them making honey out of season. If you don't know high fructose corn syrup is made from corn which is 96% genetically mutated. Not only that, but during processing the syrup becomes contaminate with mercury. A heavy metal that our bodies can not naturally get rid of, and causes havoc on our bodies. I bought mine from Mountain Rose Herbs, affiliate link on the right, please use the link if you are going to order it helps to feed our two teen boys organic.




Also included in the book are Goji berries, cacao, maca, spirulina, AFA blue-green algae, marine phytoplankton, aloe vera, hempseed, and coconuts. There are recipes for each one of these superfoods with some containing multiple superfoods. The book states that if we all started eating a variety of these superfoods we would all be healthy, I'm in.







Did you know bee products where a superfood? Do you eat superfoods? If so which one/ones?




Real Food Fridays #33 Link Up

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.


It’s Your Life

Your hosts are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen along with Joyce from It's Your Life.

                     Your co-hosts are

I love that we are growing, and thanks to those who post every week. There continues to be amazing posts which is making it real hard to pick two or three.

Smokey Avocado Coated Chicken from Strength and Sunshine, am I the only one lacking smoked paprika in their spice cabinet?


I love the idea of making a pesto from nettle Nettle and Ramps Pesto (Dairy Free) from Almost Bananas.



Little behind tonight picking my favorites will post them when I'm done, and let those chosen know.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. If you have been featured on any of the blogs hosting/co-hosting this link up your post will be shared on the Facebook group, shared on g+, and pinned to the Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Please grab the button, and put it somewhere on your blog so others can find us.

If you would like to be a co-host, for a week, a month, or whatever, email me at edjumpoff@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesdays With a Twist #52 Link Up

The only rule is family friendly, link up begins Tuesdays at 7:00 am eastern and runs through Friday 11:59 pm eastern.

It's Your Life

Your posts will show up on five different blogs, and each blogger choices their own features. Be sure to visit all the hosts to see if you were featured.

Your host is Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.
Co-hosts include Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures, Angie from God's Growing Garden, Debra from Ms Moozy's Open House,  Deb from Kneaded Creations, and me Joyce form It's Your Life.

I'm amazed how this link up has grown and would like to thank all of you bloggers who post here week after week. You share your lives, and open up your homes to us, thank you. To the bloggers that are new here, welcome, and please continue to share.

If you have been featured grab the button.


It's Your Life

Also join me at Real Food Fridays Link Up,if you have any real food (organic) posts stop by and share, or if you want to start eating real food (organic), but are not sure where to start, or just love new recipes, please stop by. Starts Thursday night at 7 pm central ends Sunday 11:59 pm central

It’s Your Life

Please don't just link up and go visit at least one or two blogs, and let them know you followed them from the Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Real Food Fridays #32 Link Up

The job I have right now requires me to create 10 sugar, diary, and gluten free recipes. After that I will continue the job with said recipes once a week. I would love to share with you all my creations, but they will be posted on another blog. However, I will share the ingredients I am using and why.

DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.


It’s Your Life

Your hosts are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen along with Joyce from It's Your Life.

                     Your co-hosts are

I love that we are growing, and thanks to those who post every week. There continues to be amazing posts which is making it real hard to pick two or three.

I love hummus and that it can be made a variety of ways like this Artichoke and Lemon Hummus from The Seasoned Homemaker.

Due to heavy GMOs in our foods since 1995 food allergies have increased such as peanut allergies, but Lady Lee's Home has some thoughts on Feeding Peanut Butter to Babies.

We are bombarded with so many lies regarding our health as a way for big pharmaceutical companies to make money. Quick Cholesterol Facts by Modern Vintage Housewives is a must read especially if you are on meds for high cholesterol. 


Loving all the great recipe that are shared here, many are so unique, and healthy.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. If you have been featured on any of the blogs hosting/co-hosting this link up your post will be shared on the Facebook group and pinned to the Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Please grab the button, and put it somewhere on your blog so others can find us.

If you would like to be a co-host, for a week, a month, or whatever, email me at edjumpoff@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesdays With a Twist #52 Link Up

The only rule is family friendly, link up begins Tuesdays at 7:00 am eastern and runs through Friday 11:59 pm eastern.

It's Your Life

Your posts will show up on five different blogs, and each blogger choices their own features. Be sure to visit all the hosts to see if you were featured.

Your host is Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.
Co-hosts include Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures, Angie from God's Growing Garden, Debra from Ms Moozy's Open House,  , Deb from Kneaded Creations, and me Joyce form It's Your Life.


I'm amazed how this link up has grown and would like to thank all of you bloggers who post here week after week. You share your lives, and open up your homes to us, thank you. To the bloggers that are new here, welcome, and please continue to share.

I love the thought of always being conscientious of what I say and the post Speak Life from My Mountain Blessings reminds us just how powerful our words are.

Can Negative People Change? from Darlene Nemeth is both a testimony and an encouragement that if someone wants to change their thought process they can like she did.


Words we say to others can effect them, but what about the words we say to ourselves. I love the concept of having a word to focus on for the year What's Your Word from Serendipity Studios has hers.


If you have been featured grab the button.


It's Your Life

Also join me at Real Food Fridays Link Up,if you have any real food (organic) posts stop by and share, or if you want to start eating real food (organic), but are not sure where to start, or just love new recipes, please stop by. Starts Thursday night at 7 pm central ends Sunday 11:59 pm central

It’s Your Life

Please don't just link up and go visit at least one or two blogs, and let them know you followed them from the Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Real Food Fridays #31 Link Up & Giveaway

 Real Food Fridays, can be found below the giveaway details. Check out this awesome giveaway of essential oils from dōTERRA.

My name is Janine Thompson, dōTERRA wellness advocate and blogger at My Lamp is Full. I am excited to offer an amazing treasure, a gift from the earth. One of the most popular oils in our house is dōTERRA Deep Blue! It was all my husband requested for Christmas. It is a treasure for sore muscles, sprains and bruises, and joint pain. To help you ease your pain, both in your muscles and in your budget, I am offering a free Deep Blue rub and 5 ml Deep Blue oil, a value of $81.67. For my worst pain, I like to put a drop of the oil, followed by a dab of the cream. Ahh, beautiful deep relief.


dōTERRA is committed to bringing you the highest quality essential oils. It is the largest essential oils company in the world and for good reason. The quality surpasses all others. All oils are sourced indigenously where local farmers lovingly grow the very best plants and distill with care. Each individual batch undergoes extensive testing and if it doesn't come back free from pesticides, synthetics and impurities, it does not get bottled!

You don't have to wait to get a great deal on these therapeutic grade essential oils, sign up today for a wholesale account (click join on the top right corner) to get 25% off retail and earn free product. Or become a wellness advocate yourself and share with others to get dōTERRA for free.

Good luck! Can't wait to share this Deep Blue with one of you!!

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Giveaway ends next Thursday April 3, 2014 at midnight.
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DO NOT LINK UP UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE RULES.
Rule #1  If your ingredients do not have the following labels on it, or the ingredients are not listed as organic, filtered water, or cane sugar, you are using genetically mutant ingredients, sorry to burst your bubble.


Rule #2 However, if you list your ingredients as just sugar, pepper, flour that is exceptable.  Images that include non-organic brands will be deleted. That means if you have a picture of what you used, and I see Kraft, McCormick, etc the post will be deleted.

Rule #3 Bloggers only.

Notice
By submitting your email address you give your permission to receive emails informing you the link up is live. 

The purpose of this link up is to help others change from genetically mutant foods to real foods. If you are not eating organic, you are consuming GMOs that are void of vitamins and minerals.


It’s Your Life

Your hosts are Mary from Back to the Basics, and Mary's Kitchen along with Joyce from It's Your Life.

                     Your co-hosts are

I love that we are growing, and thanks to those who post every week.

The post How We Eat Out Less & Printable from Simple Life Mom is right on to how eating organic changes how our bodies handle GMO junk.


So going to try this recipe from Gluten Free Travels, Paleo Cherry Clafouti


Loving all the great recipe that are shared here, many are so unique, and healthy.

Check out the new Facebook group for Real Food Bloggers, join us and share your posts. If you have been featured on any of the blogs hosting/co-hosting this link up your post will be shared on the Facebook group and pinned to the Real Food Fridays board on Pintrest.

Feel free to link up your real food posts, bloggers only please, family friendly posts pertaining to anything related to real food, or health related link ups/blog hops.

Party runs Thursday night through Sunday at midnight.

Please grab the button, and put it somewhere on your blog so others can find us.

If you would like to be a co-host, for a week, a month, or whatever, email me at edjumpoff@yahoo.com.