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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Soup

I owe my health to my husband and mother in law. When I moved in with my mother in law I was challenged to open up my mind as far as health goes. Karen eats primarily vegan. I know what you are thinking! ''You mean bird food'' ''I could never do that'' ''those damn hippies!''. Well she has done years and years of research. It is always wise to do some research! Ever been told ''don't knock it till ya try it.'' well you shouldn't!
When I was pregnant I ate meat here and there, but mainly ate raw fruits and veggies! It was annoying at times and frankly I had to discipline myself, but the rewards payed off. James got only the best nutrition. I never cheated on drinking or fish ( bad mercury bad!) and my prenatal vitamins had live enzymes! RAW prenatal was the brand I used in case you are lookin for one.

Sweets are my weakness, but I really made sure I ate all my fruits and veggies for the day. Remember everything you ingest goes to that baby! I saw it as just one of those important sacrifices you make as a mother...because believe me you make a lot. The important thing to remind yourself is what you are doing is important.

All hail the kale! That greenery has me in tears someday, but it sure makes me feel good after eating it. In fact anytime I eat something unhealthy I feel awful after. My whole system is pissed and until I eat some veggies my system will continue to be pissed.

One thing I suggest if you are not pregnant and just want to start eating right I juice fasting. Juice up a green monster full of green veggies and chug it down. Do this will all kinds of fruits and veggies..just don't mix them. Fruit breaks down faster than veggies so it just sits on top of everything else and ferments...yuck! Notice I said not pregnant...I really should add nursing. I juice ONCE a day for the nutrients but no more than that. Why? Because I don't want to detox...detoxing would mean all the toxins would get into my milk. I really don't want baby James to be drinking all that.




NO GMO'S...seriously people.....you should not be cool with people injecting poison into the food we eat.


Travis and I shop organic...while I realize that may be very difficult for some people I would just like to say that food is our medicine. By eating organically and healthy we stay away from the doctor. This goes for my son as well. Sure he has had little colds here and there...(can't keep him in a bubble after all). But this past year James has avoided the hospital. I pray it will be the same winning streak this year *knocks on wood frantically*.We also don't buy meat or animal product very often. We don't ever drink cows milk. (too much to go into with that...ask me if you'd like to know more) basically because we aren't buying that extra stuff we can usually get groceries with 80 dollars. That's pretty epic if you ask me. If you are a couponer they have tons of coupons for organic foods! All I'm saying is its worth looking into!


So tonight I am making lentil veggie soup with lots of garlic and onion. It's cold and people are getting the flu like crazy.

Eat healthy, drink water, and don't be afraid to leave the meat out every once and awhile.


- Sierra

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