My Oily Lovelies!!

Good afternoon my Oily Lovelies!!

I have been learning about probiotics this week and why they are so incredibly important for our bodies. Probiotics are good bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are actually ten times more probiotics in your gut then cells in your body!

New research is now suggesting that supplementing with probiotics every single day is even more important to your health than taking a daily multi-vitamin.

And, 80% of your immune system is located in your gut and your digestive system is so important it’s actually called your second brain!

You may have probably heard that commercial yogurt can be a natural source for probiotics. After all, most of them are advertised as containing live microorganisms, so essentially, there shouldn’t be any difference between that and taking an actual probiotic supplement.

If you rely on yogurt as your main and only probiotic source, you may run into some problems, such as:

  • During older times,traditional yogurts were phenomenal sources of beneficial bacteria because of their raw and unpasteurized state.
  • However, it is good to take note that today’s yogurts are pasteurized,unless specially purchased raw and unpasteurized from a local source. Pasteurization, a process that most dairy products undergo in order to kill off bad bacteria, can also kill off the good bacteria, which radically reduces most of the benefits of yogurt.
  • Also, even though other products with probiotics like kombucha are good,they are not near potent enough to get you the benefits you want and make up for years of probiotic deficiency.

While many companies are now producing probiotics the majority of them are ineffective at best.  Most probiotic supplements today are destroyed by your stomach acid before they ever get to your digestive tract. One of the greatest challenges in making an effective probiotic formula is being able to actually deliver the probiotic cells to the gastrointestinal tract, fully intact and alive.

Because probiotics are living bacteria, they are also extremely sensitive to even the slightest change in environmental conditions. In fact, research has shown that after one year on the shelf, in a sealed bottle at room temperature, on average only 32% of conventionally produced probiotics survive.

In the end, traditional probiotic supplements, while claiming billions upon billions of active cells per dose, will only wind up delivering a very small percentage of what their label promises alive and well to your gut.

With that said, you can see how a probiotic product claiming 20 billion CFU is reduced to a mere 1 billion count rather quickly.

  • When it all boils down, not only are these products a complete waste of your time and money, but much more importantly they are robbing you of the critically important health benefitsthat are the entire reason you would invest in a probiotic product in the first place.

If you have any one of these issues, it’s crazy important that you consume probiotic rich foods and a high quality LIVE Probiotic supplement daily.

  • Food sensitivities
  • Digestive issues:bloating, gas, and constipation
  • Sugar cravings or candida
  • Fatigue
  • Skin issues like blemishes, flaking skin or age spots
  • Mood ups and downs
  • Joint issues

There are many types of Probiotics out there. I suggest Life 5.

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It is a “high potency probiotic, Life5 represents the culmination of years of extensive research. Life5 builds and restores core intestinal health by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, sustain energy and improve immunity. Life5 contains 8 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times”!

Life5 runs $32.50 wholesale and $26.75 for Young Living Members! You just take one capsule a day and the bottle contains 30 capsules!

Just some information I have been reading and have found valuable, thought you might be interested too :)

Have a blessed day my Oily Lovelies!!

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*info found from www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/home/natural-protection/life-5 and draxe.com

Happy 239th Birthday America!!!

THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY – Have you ever considered what it meant for those 56 men – an eclectic group of ministers, businessmen, teachers, university professors, sailors, captains, farmers – to sign the Declaration of Independence? This was a contract that began with the reasons for the separation from Great Britain and closed in the final paragraph stating

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

These men took this pledge seriously and it cost them greatly. When Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said,

“We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

My Oily Lovelies!

Good morning!!

Do you know how important Selenium is for our bodies?

Do you have enough Selenium in your diet?

True Source from Young Living is a great source of Selenium!

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We should normally consume between 200-400 micrograms of selenium daily. Too much selenium is toxic; however, the average American consumes just 60 mg daily.  Selenium increases the anti-oxidant capabilities throughout the entire body and improves blood flow, lowers inflammation and modulates immune function. It is one of the most important considerations in someone who is dealing with chronic inflammation and/or an auto-immune condition.The most common disorders associated with selenium deficiencies include cancer, fatigue, stunted growth, high cholesterol, liver & pancreatic disorders.

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Selenium attaches protective anti-oxidants such as glutathione on damaged areas of DNA. This process helps to reduce and repair damaged cell DNA.
*source Dr. David Jockers

This is just some interesting information that I have been reading about and wanted to share with you!!

May your day be blessed my friend!!

:)

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday July 2

 

Outside is: Already muggy :( Weird weather…for here. It’s hot and stormy with lightning. We are used to hot and dry.

 

I can smell:My coffee. Would not be a spectacular morning without it!! I have the windows open and can smell the heat starting to surround the house…its gonna be a steamy one!

 

In the oven for dinner: It’s too hot for dinner. Maybe tuna and toast? With a green salad on the side? Sounds light and won’t make the house sweaty!

 

What I have been thinking about:  Ugh. I am not happy with the way the world has been spinning lately. Marriage, vaccines, obamacare (little o on purpose), children being abducted into sex slavery, flag controversy, gun control, police hatered, judges/governors feeling they are gods…CRAZY! Friday was the worst. I was sad, then mad, then okay, then hurt, then confused, then irritated, then okay again, then broken hearted, then flabbergasted, then disappointed, back to okay again, then the circle would repeat.  This is so biblical, what is going on. I just wish more people would open their eyes and see!! Jesus is coming and coming SOON!! Things are backwards. What is right is now considered wrong in the world and all things wrong are celebrated. I am disgusted at the way things are happening around me. Yes, this has all been around for longer than I have been alive. I realize that. I also study history by choice and see that all the changes that are going on have habitually happened at the decline of a nation.  Not just right now, but  for centuries past this has been true. I do not think that will change here. I think we are on a downward spiral that is getting faster and faster to a great implosion. Biblically predicted over 2000 years ago and right on target. My friends, get right with the Lord ASAP!!

 

 

The project I am working on: Getting my son ready for his MAA training in a few days. Do not be confused with MMA. He will be wrestling I am sure, but he is working for his Master At Arms.  I know he was excited because so many cadets wanted this training and he got it!!  He is bummed because his best buds did not, so they won’t be training together this summer. It is still going to be good for him though, make new friends and all. This being said, why is it a project for me? I have new patches to sew on his uniform before he goes out there, paperwork to find and take with us, pick up new clothing/shoes needed for camp, haircut for him before he leaves… I only have a few more days!!!

 

Mood today: I am contemplative.  The world I live in is not the world I am living for.  My heart is repeating this over and over. Jesus use me to serve You. I know You are coming soon!!

 

What I am reading: The Bible.

 

School Stuff: Kiddos, off for a few weeks!! One week just because, one week for VBS, two weeks for camp then back to the whole school she-bang!

 

Picture to share: Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken!!!

095My daughter bought me dinner so I would not have to cook!!

Love that girl!!

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Have a blessed day my friend!

 

 

Last-minute healthy dishes

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These are some great recipes I am trying that I thought you might enjoy too!! Especially the freezer fudge!!

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Do you have a crowd coming over and need some fresh new dishes to serve?  Or do you have an event to attend and need to bring an easy, healthy dish?  Here are a few of my faithful standbys that are both delicious and nutritious.  These are year-round favorites, but especially great this time of year when so many dishes are laden with bad fats, processed non-foods, chemically enhanced products and nasty white sugar.  Do what you can to boost your immune system with the fuel you put in your body!

I love this easy chicken salad.  After boiling and chopping about two pounds of chicken, I add a cup of green onions, a cup of celery, a half-teaspoon of cumin, with ground pepper and sea salt to taste.  I like to use grapeseed oil Veganaise instead of mayonnaise because of the better fats.   Walnuts or pecans are a great…

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