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Heather'sLovin'Life
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I have three wonderful children who are 18, 17, and 11 - two boys and girl. My favorite quote is, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5
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Juice Fast day 5 & 6

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 8:57pm 5 Comments

 

Hello....

 

            It's been great because the past two days I have gone to bed later than usual, under normal circumstances, I would be super tired, but I'm not.  Also, I have not come home and fallen asleep on couch after work.  It's so amazing what putting health in your body does.  So yesterday, I felt great again.... lively and awake, yet a bit cranky if somebody was annoying. 

 

            I had two quarts of juice again and some tea. It seems…

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Juice Fast Day 3 & 4

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 9:28pm 1 Comment

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

I hope everyone is doing well today. 

 

Day 3: Well yesterday was day 3 and I actually started to feel better than the first two days.   When I woke up I felt okay.  Then I did an enema (using a store bought enema bag) and I felt sooooo much better afterwards…

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Juice Fast Day 2

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 12:08pm 3 Comments

 

 

  

Hello everyone,

 

So day 2 was a bit easier.  There were waves of nausea here and there and those flue like "tingles" that you can get throughout your body.  My appetite was very small today due to not feeling that great, which is weird because I am an…

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Juice Fast Day 1

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 11:58am 6 Comments

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

Well, I have been on again off again raw for about two years now.  I have been in search of optimum health about five years.  I found myself so tired that all I could think of is getting home after work, making a quick dinner for the fam and then lying down on the couch to go to sleep.  I was negative and mean because I was so darn tired.  I am sure that if I had gone to a doctor…

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At 8:54am on July 23, 2012, Susan : ) said…

Come take the RFR Mansion Tour!  

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At 3:04pm on April 20, 2012, Vanessa Machelle Helm said…

Hello, Heather! How are you doing? I'm blessed by the best! I'm getting ready to start a degree at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis after my Ivy Tech Community College Commencement. At IUPUI, I'm Studying Fitness management and Personal training. I love to work out and I'm a raw food fanatic. I came up with my own Cardio/strength smash-up routines, my own toners, my own whole food/raw recipes, etc. I love you! Wish me luck on my career goals. Students who woprk part-time are more likely to stay in school and graduate! With that epiphany, I am going after part-time work because I want to be more likely to stay in IUPUI and graduate. I still have time to workout at the gym! Wish me luck. I love you!

At 2:46pm on April 4, 2012, Susan : ) said…

Simply, Make the Next Bite Raw!

At 9:10am on January 24, 2012, Hot Ta-Molly said…

How to Self-Test for an Iodine Deficiency 1. Dip a cotton ball into USP Tincture of Iodine. (You can get iodine at the drugstore for under $1.) 2. Paint a 2 inch circle of iodine on your soft skin, like the inner part of your thigh or upper arm. 3. Wait. -- If the yellowish stain disappears in less than an hour; it means your body is lacking crucial iodine and has soaked it up. If the stain remains for more than four hours, you iodine levels are fine. Why check your iodine levels? Low iodine levels can zap your energy and make you feel tired, edgy and worn out. Low iodine levels can even prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. Before you go to your doctor with complaints of tossing and turning all night, aches and pains, and just feeling "blah," you may want to perform this self-test. Because the symptoms of an iodine deficiency are classically identical to so many other illnesses (like depression, stress, chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia,) many doctors either misdiagnose it or miss it completely and tell you there is nothing wrong. Why are iodine levels so important? Low levels of iodine mean your thyroid may not be functioning properly. The thyroid needs iodine to function as it helps balance hormones, regulate heartbeats, stabilize cholesterol, maintain weight control, encourage muscle growth, keep menstrual cycles regular, provide energy, and even helps you keep a positive mental attitude. Women are naturally prone to iodine deficiencies. That's because the thyroid gland in women is twice as large as in men -- so under normal circumstances, women need more iodine. However, when women are under stress, the need for iodine can double or triple. Yet the foods we eat contain less and less dietary iodine. For example, back in 1940, the typical American diet contained about 800 micrograms of iodine. By 1995, that amount plunged to just 135 micrograms. That's an 83% decline. Two thirds of the body's iodine is found in the thyroid gland. One of the best ways to boost your iodine levels is to add seaweed sea vegetables to your diet. Just one teaspoon of sea vegetables a day can help you regain normal iodine levels. Incorporating seafood and fish into your diet can also help. Other foods that contain iodine are eggs and dairy products, including milk, cheese and yogurt, onions, radishes, and watercress. Some foods, called goitrogens, should be omitted for awhile as they hinder iodine utilization. These included kale, cabbage, peanuts, soy flour, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi and turnips. To reactivate the thyroid gland, tyrosine, iodine, zinc, copper and selenium are needed so make sure that foods containing these nutrients are included in your diet. However, if you have the immune system deficiency called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, you should not supplement your diet with iodine as it may aggravate the condition. And this: Iodine deficiency is most commonly known to cause hypothyroidism, i.e., too little thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism results in fatigue, weight gain, excessive sleeping, constipation, dry skin, mental sluggishness and decrease in body temperature. However, a more severe deficiency as seen here can indeed cause hyperthyroidism.

At 11:52pm on January 12, 2012, said…

Good Luck on your Juice Fast!

At 7:52pm on January 8, 2012, Alessandra said…

What is in your juice......parsley coagulates pretty much right away....if it's fresh (within 24 hours) I wouldn't worry about it.......especially if it goes back together just fine....it's just something about whatever it is you are juicing, and the cold....I would think it is not a problem.

At 3:28pm on October 15, 2011, Susan : ) said…

Come join us for Raw Balance, as we are looking forward to equipping, supporting, encouraging, entertaining and inspiring YOU to higher, more balanced levels of wellness.  Check out Penni's video with all the details: Click HERE!

Because this will be the 10th and FINAL Initiative offered through Raw Food Rehab, we're going to pull out all of the stops. A leadership team has been assembled that is over the top and truly amazing!

Now is a great time to join us!!!  It won't be the same without YOU!!

Remember, YOU are sooo worth it! : )

 

You are loved!
At 8:50pm on May 15, 2011, Mae Jardine said…
Happy Birthday, Heather! With many blessings added this entire year. Birthday Hugs
At 5:05am on May 15, 2011, Penni said…
At 4:56am on May 15, 2011, Susan : ) said…
Happy Birthday : )
Make yourself a Raw Cake and

 
 
 

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