Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kookie Karma, Thank you Juli xox

I have tries all these flavors RAW CAROB TRUFFLE KOOKIES, HOLISTIC CHOCOLATE CHIP KOOKIES, RAW LEMON FIG KOOKIES, HOLISTIC CHOCO LOT KOOKIES and Chocolate Chip are there best selling holistic {aka NOT raw} cookies! They are double chocolate deliciousness and taste like a true decadent brownie.
Holistic Dry Mix [Almond Meal, Xylitol, Coconut*, Brown Rice*,
Psyllium, Rice Protein, Sea Salt], Cocoa Powder*, Almond Butter*,
Agave Nectar*, Chocolate Chips (non dairy, no soy, no sugar),
Chia Seed

Carob Truffle Kookies are Amazingly RICH with carob, sweet from agave and a tad salty from the olives. Yes, sun dried black olives. "OMG the olives gives it this amazing clean taste...."
Raw Carob Powder, Raw Almond Butter*, Agave Nectar*, Olive Oil*, Sun Dried Olives*, Sea Salt

Madison is so addicted to these, she took the bag from me and ate them all from the drive home from school, ha. These are soooo Yummy, Juli says they are good with hummus also.

Kale Krackers {chips} are so hearty and yummy. They honestly taste like cheese topped crunchy baked kale or better yet some people compare them to CheezIts?! Crazy right? And they are super nutritious and made with organic veggies. A {addicting} meal in a bag.
ingredients: organic kale, {hot house or organic} red pepper, organic cashews, organic lemon juice, organic red pepper flakes, miso, nutritional yeast, sea salt.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Cordless Plus Water Flosser

The Waterpik® Cordless Plus Water Flosser is ideal for those who don't like to floss, and anyone with braces, implants, crowns, bridges or periodontal pockets. And for those who like the convenience of a cordless Water Flosser.

Waterpik® Water Flossers provide a unique combination of water pressure and pulsations to massage and stimulate gums, and remove plaque and bacteria deep between teeth and below the gumline where traditional brushing and flossing can't reach.

The Waterpik® Cordless Plus Water Flosser is clinically proven to be up to 2X more effective than string floss for healthier gums, and 3X as effective as floss for removing plaque around braces and other orthodontic appliances.

The Waterpik® Cordless Plus Water Flosser comes with 4 tip attachments, including the new Plaque Seeker™ Tip and the Orthodontic Tip. The Cordless Plus includes an advanced ergonomic handle with non-slip grip, and improved, easy-to-fill reservoir, and a dual pressure control, with low for sensitive gums and high for deep cleaning. The Cordless Plus Water Flosser is quick and easy to use, can be used with your favorite mouthwash, and leaves a clean, refreshing sensation.

•Clinically proven to be twice as effective as traditional string floss for improving gum health

•Proven in laboratory tests to remove 99.9% of plaque from treated areas with a 3 second application

•Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below the gumline where brushing and traditional flossing can't reach

•Massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keep your gums strong and healthy

•Leaves your mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean

•Healthier Gums in 14 Days Guaranteed

Sonicare FlexCare+

Motivates brushing for improved gum health

FlexCare+ is specifically designed to motivate patients to achieve consistency with their home brushing habits. It offers advanced features including a new gum care mode that help make it easier for patients to brush longer. By encouraging patients to be more thorough at home, they’ll experience an invigorating clean while you see the improved oral health results.

Gaia herbs "Holy Basil Leaf"


Holy Basil supports a healthy response to stress, while nourishing the mind and elevating the spirit.* Gaia Herbs uses dual extraction technology to deliver the broadest spectrum of herbal constituents: Supercritical CO2 extraction, for fat-soluble constituents such as Eugenol, and Water and alcohol extraction, for water-soluble constituents like Rosmarinic Acid.

* I have to be honest, I have been taking zanax when I need it maybe 3 times a month for 4yrs.
I hate taking pharmactucal drugs but, sometimes I get anxiety and breathing or my lavender oil just did not work... Well, this Holy basil leaf is all natural and a great alternative to Zanax.. *Always ask your health care professional.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Does McDonalds Own Chipotle?

How deep does the love go?
Chipotle was founded in 1993 by Steve Ells in Denver, Colorado, funded by an $85,000 loan from his dad, according to an excellent article by the Rocky Mountain News, Denver’s now defunct paper. The restaurant was based upon Ells time in San Francisco where he studied the burrito stands in the city’s Mission district. His instincts were vindicated as the restaurant was an immediate success. Ells managed to open a chain of five stores around Denver by 1998.

After this initial success, McDonalds did enter the picture, purely as an investment partner in 1998, technically making Chipotle a subsidiary of McDonalds. That same article from the Rocky Mountain News mentions, very briefly, that Ells family connections to McDonalds helped pave the road for Chipotle’s massive expansion. We did not independently verify this fact, but it was published in a major American newspaper, giving it substantial weight in our minds

I work for family and food "VITAMIX"

The Turboblend VS

Make the most of your healthy lifestyle. This package is perfect for those who enjoy raw, vegan and vegetarian meals.
Includes Vitamix product features. Variable speed control, tamper, 2 part easy-to-remove lid, efficient 2 peak HP motor.
NEW "Live Fresh Recipes" cookbook with Easel-back Design and Getting Started section. Includes hundreds of raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes.
NEW "Let's Get Started" DVD Instructional Video, hosted by raw food author, Ani Phyo. Features raw, vegan and vegetarian blender techniques.
Nut milk bag. Essential equipment for home-made raw nut milk preparation.

Fresh Organic Guacamole


Ginger chix or tofu Veggie stir fry

*Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Impurities in Petroleum Jelly "can it get any worse" try Un-Petroleum

Breast cancer and impurities. EWG's assessment of product ingredient labels and data on cancer-causing chemicals identified three common impurities in personal care products that are linked to mammary tumors in animal studies — ethylene oxide, PAHs, and 1,3-butadiene.
The ingredients for which these impurities are of concern are used in one of every four personal care products on the market (Table 4).
Among girls born today, one in eight is expected to get breast cancer and one in 30 is expected to die from it (NCI 1996, 1997, 2000). A review by scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that as many as one of every five chemical carcinogens causes mammary tumors in laboratory studies, indicating that the breast is more sensitive to carcinogens than almost any other tissue in the body (Gold et al. 1991). EWG's identification of three impurities linked to breast cancer does not represent a full accounting of possible mammary carcinogens in personal care products. Instead, it is a partial accounting based on the National Toxicology Program's assessment of mammary carcinogens (NTP 2000) and other sources in the peer-reviewed literature. Further study would likely identify additional ingredients in personal care products that raise concerns with respect to breast cancer.
PAHs. PAHs, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are common contaminants in petrolatum, also called petroleum jelly and sold under well-known brand names like Vaseline. Petrolatum is found in one of every 14 products on the market (7.1 percent of the products assessed by EWG), including 15 percent of all lipstick and 40 percent of al baby lotions and oils. FDA restricts petrolatum in food to no more than 10 parts per million, and requires petrolatum used in food packaging or drugs to meet impurity restrictions for PAHs (21 CFR 178, 21 CFR 172.880).
But the agency allows any amount of petrolatum of any purity in personal care products, many of which are applied directly to the lips and swallowed

Alba Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly is the original, multi-purpose skin moisturizer and protectant is made from only pure plant oils and all natural waxes. Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly With beeswax, moisture rich coconut oil and soothing, protective vitamin E, this natural, non-petroleum jelly is perfect as an all-over body moisturizer for soothing, softening skin rejuvenation. Multi-Purpose Jelly signature ingredient is anti-microbial coconut oil, which is rich in fatty acids, deeply moisturizing and soothing to the skin. Good for all skin types. Perfect for dry, flaky or chapped skin.

Use daily to:
•Moisturize and soothe dry skin

•Prevent chafing and windburn

•Gently remove eye make-up

Talcum Powder "don't expose children to this carcinogen"

Risks of Talcum Powder

Q. What is talc?
A. Talc is a mineral, produced by the mining of talc rocks and then processed by crushing, drying and milling. Processing eliminates a number of trace minerals from the talc, but does not separate minute fibers which are very similar to asbestos.
Q. What kinds of consumer products contain talc?
A. Talc is found in a wide variety of consumer products ranging from home and garden pesticides to antacids. However, the products most widely used and that pose the most serious health risks are body powders Talc is the main ingredient in baby powder, medicated powders, perfumed powders and designer perfumed body powders. Because talc is resistant to moisture, it is also used by the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture medications and is a listed ingredient of some antacids. Talc is the principal ingredient home and garden pesticides and flea and tick powders. Talc is used in smaller quantities in deodorants, chalk, crayons, textiles, soap, insulating materials, paints, asphalt filler, paper, and in food processing.
Q. Why is talc harmful?
A. Talc is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims. For the last 30 years, scientists have closely scrutinized talc particles and found dangerous similarities to asbestos. Responding to this evidence in 1973, the FDA drafted a resolution that would limit the amount of asbestos-like fibers in cosmetic grade talc. However, no ruling has ever been made and today, cosmetic grade talc remains non-regulated by the federal government. This inaction ignores a 1993 National Toxicology Program report which found that cosmetic grade talc, without any asbestos-like fibers, caused tumors in animal subjects.1 Clearly with or without asbestos-like fibers, cosmetic grade talcum powder is a carcinogen.
Q. What kind of exposure is dangerous?
A. Talc is toxic. Talc particles cause tumors in human ovaries and lungs. Numerous studies have shown a strong link between frequent use of talc in the female genital area and ovarian cancer. Talc particles are able to move through the reproductive system and become imbedded in the lining of the ovary. Researchers have found talc particles in ovarian tumors and have found that women with ovarian cancer have used talcum powder in their genital area more frequently than healthy women.2
Talc poses a health risk when exposed to the lungs. Talc miners have shown higher rates of lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses from exposure to industrial grade talc, which contains dangerous silica and asbestos. The common household hazard posed by talc is inhalation of baby powder by infants. Since the early 1980s, records show that several thousand infants each year have died or become seriously ill following accidental inhalation of baby powder.3
Q. What about infants?
A. Talc is used on babies because it absorbs unpleasant moisture. Clearly, dusting with talcum powder endangers an infant's lungs at the prospect of inhalation. Exposing children to this carcinogen is unnecessary and dangerous

*Use Talc free products like Burts Bee's. Keeps skin feeling soft, dry and comfortable. Made with naturally absorbent Cornstarch, our talc-free formula is clinically proven non-irritating and safe for baby’s delicate skin. Pediatrician-tested. Hypo-allergenic. Talc Free.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vanishing Of The Bees - Trailer - Ellen Page

Vanishing of the Bees - Grassroots Screenings - Ellen Page

Forks Over Knives - Official Trailer

Homemade Baby Formula by, PURE MAMAS

Juli is an old friend of mine, she is the owner of kookie Karma.
You have to read her blog it's so helpful in life and being aware of our resources as evolved humans.

Homemade Baby Formula

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Store-bought powdered cows-milk AND soy formulas are not the healthiest option for your child. Many woman, for many different reasons, cannot breastfeed. So they are stuck with buying these overly-processed powders that aren't even real food.
I, and many other doctors, fathers and woman, would rather know exactly what their child is drinking than have to deal with recalls, bugs, soy, and other toxic chemicals added.
And if you know me at all {and my need to create everything that I eat, as opposed to BUY it} you wouldn't be surprised that I wanted to investigate a way to make fresh, homemade formula.

There is a lot of controversy over powdered formula vs breast milk, goats milk versus cows milk, etc. After much research and my own health expertise, what I finally concluded was that goats milk was the best for my son. It is molecularly the closest to breast milk and often doesn't cause the phlegm that cows does. But I realize it's lacking enough carbohydrates and also nutrients like DHA, folic acid and B vitamins when compared to breast milk. So, I asked my midwives AND pediatrician about this and what I decided to do was a mix of goats milk, carrot juice, water, b vitamins and flax oil {DHA}. When my son became old enough, I supplemented with other things as well, like green juice and apple juice {fresh squeezed}, a little young coconut water, and all sorts of omegas and probiotics as well.
It's been the best decision I've made as a mother. Despite some negative comments here and there, it's at least one choice I've made as a new mom that I am very proud of and wouldn't change for the world. I think FRESH, REAL food will ALWAYS be better than anything powdered and overly-processed!

Important and GOOD side note: a pediatrician in town actually confirmed it a "suitable and healthy breast milk alternative." Doctor Mercola also recommends a similar formula, so I have learned.
4 oz Goats Milk

2 oz Carrot Juice

2 oz Water

a few drops Flax Oil (EFAs) with DHA

1/4tsp nutritional yeast {for the folic acid and b12 boost that goats milk lacks}

OH and Dr Mercola recommends giving your child that is solely on this type of formula some egg yolks starting at age 4 months. By this I mean giving it to him separately. Steamed. Not raw in the formula.

note: there is no BETTER food for infants than breastmilk. It is still better than this formula...if you CAN and are able to breastfeed, do that first and foremost. This recipe makes a great ALTERNATIVE to formula or supplemental/emergency feeds. If you choose formula - then that's okay too. Just do what you feel safest and most best doing. I'm just sharing information here with you that I have learned through my journies.

Vegan cheese sauce by PURE MAMAS

I made it yesterday before work, it was sooo easy. The kids ate it for dinner with whole grain noodles, YUM.
Thanks Juli

PURE MAMAS Cheese Recipe {easy amounts to remember}

1.5 red bell pepper

1.5 Tbls nutritional yeast

1.5 lemons, juiced

1.5 cups soaked cashews 1.5 Tbls miso

1 heaping tsp sea salt {or to taste}

Add all to a Vitamix. I would suggest you soak the cashews first, for an hour. If you don't do this, you might want to add like a tablespoon or more of water to mixture so it blends well. Blend in Vitmix until super duper smooth {no chunks or any funky texture, should look like yogurt}!

LA has Baby Cakes

BabyCakes is good for you ...
In a city dominated by cupcakes overflowing with sugar, flour and butter cream, it’s easy for those with persnickety diets to feel left out. BabyCakes offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Rest assured, all sweeteners have been chosen responsibly and used sparingly. White sugar will never be found in our bakery, nor will we ever use toxic chemical sweeteners. Instead, most products are sweetened with agave nectar—a natural syrup from a cactus which is low on the glycemia index and often a safe alternative to most non-insulin dependant diabetics. Occasionally, unprocessed and unrefined sugar is used in certain goods, although sparingly.
Erin McKenna


BabyCakes NYC™

Aquasana Filter

Here is why I filter my tap water, cause by the time it gets to me it has gone through old pipes and there are particles that I eliminate. Also, takes out more of chlorine taste. Just extra insurance for us overly concerned people. 100 % would chose filtered/ tap water over bottled (PET), just cause of our FDA standards are so great on tap water..

Friday, March 25, 2011

Whole Grain wheat pasta with turkey meat balls and veggie sauce

best would be organic, grain fed

non GM bread

toast your bread, unless you have time to air dry the bread till it gets hard.

grind the bread into bread crumbs

chop veggies, then steam/blend or blend just with water in your vitamix

Spectrum for kids DHA + D3

I keep them in the refrigerator and they like the taste. They are small round gel balls easy to chew or swallow. I give my 4yr and 7yr old 2 a day. Ask your doctor how much to give them a day..

Raw Almond crunch balls


Banana Zest Avocado balls

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Raw Colostrum and goat Kefir

Raw Colostrum, I gave this to my little girl when she had bad eczema, it was one of the things that helped her but, she had small amounts of it. I would put in her goat kefir.

Kefir is a cultured probiotic beverage similar in taste and texture to a “drinkable” yogurt. Originated more than 2000 years ago in the Caucasus Mountains, it’s a deliciously mild beverage, with a naturally sweet, tangy flavor, and a refreshing hint of natural carbonation.

Banana Nut Oaties- By Laura Goeller

banana nut oaties

Here is a healthy and tasty snack to tempt little hands. It's perfect as an addition to a packed lunch or as an after dinner treat.

1 Banana
½ Avocado
2 tsp honey*
½ cup almonds - finely ground
½ cup rolled oats 
Peel and mash banana and avocado together
Add honey*, almonds and oats and stir
Form mixture into balls and refrigerate

*Never give honey to a baby under 1 year of age.

Parenting / Vaccines Websites

A good website to research for natural parenting information/advice is

This is a really good website to check out to get more information about the things that doctors won't tell you about vaccines.

KORRES, I use LF4/ LF5 med/tan skin $28

Lightweight, water-based foundation Spf 10
Lightweight, water-based tinted moisturizer leaves skin perfectly hydrated while minimizing imperfections, boosting antioxidant protection and leaving skin with a healthy glow.
• Formulated for all skin types, Ginger and vitamins formula gives sheer to medium buildable coverage with a creamy finish and built-in sun protection
• Ginger extract improves skin tone and clarity while calming and soothing redness and irritation
• Vitamin C significantly diminishes fine lines, hyperpigmentation and resurfaces skin, revealing a soft and radiant complexion • Vitamin E, a potent anti-oxidant, defends skin against free radical damaging while also providing moisture

Vaxa Attend ---Natural ADD Remedy - Natural ADHD Remedy

But treating ADD and ADHD naturally, without harmful medications is possible. Attend by Vaxa is one of the most widely used homeopathic remedies for ADD/ADHD. Adding Vaxa's Attend to the natural treatment regimen for ADD is a wonderful way to achieve the desired results.

Safety Concerns about ADD and ADHD Drugs Concerns about Medication - Ritalin Dangers

Both parents and professionals alike wonder over the safety of ADHD drugs, with the highest controversial methylphenidate (Ritalin) at the forefront. Numerous side-effects have been observed and recent studies confirm that these mediations are not the safest and most effective treatment for you or your child. The danger of Ritalin or other ADD medication sadly, becomes apparent only after numerous side-effects have developed. Ritalin dangers must be discussed with your family and child before a course of this drug has begun.
It's widely thought that pulse rate increasing stimulant use, combined with hypertension heart problems, could downgrade health. Methylphenidate deaths are very rare, and the majority of problems are thought to be caused by mixed drug interactions. Matthew Smith, a 14 year old boy reported in the news, died due to long term Ritalin use, which raised doubts amongst medical experts. His medical examiner made the claim diabetic children had a higher risk of developing heart problems.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Organic Flourless Raw Almond butter cookies with Raw Cacao Nibs


Lemon "Aid" and Glass Straws

2 lemons and 1 tablespoon Raw Agave Syrup (less or more depends on how sweet/tart you like your lemon aid) makes a  healthy refreshing drink. Don't go over board with lemons they can also wear down the enamel on your teeth if you suck on them often. You can also drink from a glass straw the acid found in citrus fruits will not affect your enamel as much. You can rinse with flouride and flouridated water to help rebuild some of the enamel.
Lemons also, help burn fat and helps in the aid of digestion.

Are a great source of vitamin B6, iron and potassium, and a very good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. They also contain calcium, copper, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

Lemon Juice is Anti-Bacterial
You can use a solution of half lemon juice and half hot water as an effective gargle for mouth ulcers, canker sores and sore throats. The anti-bacterial properties make it highly effective. Lemon juice can even be dabbed directly on cold sores.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coconut Milk French Vanilla Creamer

I have been buying a baby coconut and blending the coconut water with the coconut meat and Agave, it is sooo healthy and yummy I use it in my coffee. Now, I found this great no additive creamer.

Broccoli and brussels sprout salad with Roasted garlic cloves

Today my salad has Organic tomatoes, celery, sprouts, mushrooms, broccoli and brussel sprouts, yellow peppers, olives from a BPA free can, cucumber, goat cheese, baked garlic pieces.

*400 cook for 25mins in a pre heated oven, Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins. Cut off the heads. Drizzle olive oil over each head, put each whole garlic clove in foil, put them in a pan with a little water on the bottom of pan. Pop them out with a fork.

* Dressing is always different Organic oils- Tonight I used oilve oil, garlic powder, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and balsamic vineger

Whole wheat Apple pie


Hummus salad with butter lettuce

I Love salad, can you tell : )
Today my salad has Organic tomatoes, celery, sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, goat cheese, snap pea's and hummus. Dressing is always different Organic oils- Tonight i used oilve oil, garlic powder, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and balsamic vineger

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pick me up Juice

Some times I am in a rush and  want a quick pick me up.
Blend 1 cup of carrot juice and some fruit.
I used blackberries, strawberries and pomagranents with a little bit of ice. YUM