Wednesday, June 20, 2012

HEALTHY POPz w/ the ZOKU Machine

  Last Friday I went to my good friend, Leslie's home.  Her cute son, Max, was making popsicles all by himself with fresh cut up strawberries and cranberry juice.  It was the first time I had ever seen the ZOKU QUICK POPSICLE MAKER.  He was using the triple maker, pictured below.  (Zoku also has a Duo and Single maker available for purchase.)

  Max informed me that his popsicles would be done in about 8 minutes without going in the freezer.  This I had to see....

  Leslie and I went out on her deck to chat and before I knew it Max came out with his popsicle in hand.  I immediately fell in love with the ZOKU Popsicle Machine and am looking forward to purchasing it. 

  Of course, there is also a recipe book, storage container and tools to create professional looking popsicles like this....

  But since it'z summer and I like to make it as healthy and simple as possible, mine are going to look more like this  (Once my Zoku machine arrives)......

   Let the experimenting begin...

Remember... YOU are what you EAT....  Namaste,  Beci :)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kidney Cleanse...

Today I am starting this natural KIDNEY CLEANSE made from just PARSLEY and pure clean water.  I will update you with the results and any differences I feel in my body.

"Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments."

 Here is a very easy cleansing recipe......  
  First take a bunch of parsley (MALLI Leaves)and wash it clean. Cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool.
  Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.
Parsley is known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural!

For more Health Benefits of PARSLEY... please see post below.

REMEMBER... YOU are what you EAT (& DRINK).... Namaste,  Beci :)


While parsley is a wonderfully nutritious and healing food, it is often under-appreciated. Most people do not realize that this vegetable has more uses than just being a decorative garnish that accompanies restaurant meals.

Parsley is one of the world’s seven most potent disease-fighting spices which also include Ginger, Oregano, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Sage, and Red chili peppers. Parsley grows in most climates and is readily available throughout the year. It is a biennial plant which means that it produces seeds during its second year of production and will reseed itself if you let it.

  • Alias Names for parsley: Parsley, also called Petroselinum sativum, common parsley, garden parsley, curled leaf parsley, flat leaf parsley, Italian parsley, rock parsley is the world’s most popular culinary herb is also known as “rock celery” and belongs to the Umbelliferae family of plants. 
Parsley, curled leaf and flat-leaf:
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Parsley curled leaf (Petroselinum crispum)
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Italian flat leaf parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
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Parsley’s Many Therapeutic Health Benefits Include Its Use For: 
  • Anemia: Builds up the blood because it is high in iron.  The high vitamin C content assists the absorption of iron.
  • Antioxidant: Increases the anti-oxidant capacity of the blood.
  • Bactericidal (kills bacteria)
  • Bad breath
  • Baldness: Believe it or not, men even scrubbed parsley onto their scalps to cure baldness—which doesn’t work.
  • Blood purifier
  • Blood vessel rejuvenation: Maintains elasticity of blood vessels, and helps to repair bruises.
  • Diarrhea is greatly helped by drinking parsley tea.
  • Digestion: Parsley is an excellent digestion restorative remedy. It improves the digestion of proteins and fats therefore promoting intestinal absorption, liver assimilation and storage. Because of its high enzyme content, parsley benefits digestive activity and elimination.
  • Dissolves cholesterol within the veins
  • Diuretic
  • Ear health: Treats deafness and ear infections.
  • Edema: Acts as a diuretic and blood vessel strengthener.
  • Fatigue: Parsley is high in iron so helps repair and provides components for better blood cells.
  • Gallstones: Helps dissolve them.
  • Glandular support of the liver, spleen, kidneys and adrenal glands.
  • Gout
  • Hormonal support: In women, parsley improves estrogen and nourishes and restores the blood of the uterus. Conditions like delayed menstruation, PMS, and the menopause (dry skin, irritability, depression and hair loss) can often improve.
  • Hormone balancing is achieved through the volatile fatty acids contained in parsley.
  • Immune booster: The high vitamin C, beta carotene, B12, chlorophyll and essential fatty acid content render parsley an extraordinary immunity enhancing food. Parsley is an immune-enhancing multi-vitamin and mineral complex in green plant form and one of the most important herbs for providing vitamins to the body.
  • Inhibits tumor formation, particularly in the lungs.
  • Insect bites: Rub on to relieve the swelling and itch.
  • Jaundice
  • Kidneys: Parsley is effective for nearly all kidney and urinary complaints except severe kidney inflammation. It improves kidney activity and can help eliminate wastes from the blood and tissues of the kidneys. It prevents salt from being reabsorbed into the body tissues; thus parsley literally forces debris out of the kidneys, liver and bladder. It helps improve edema and general water retention, fatigue and scanty or painful urination.
  • Liver congestion: It enriches the liver and nourishes the blood. Parsley helps reduce liver congestion, clearing toxins and aiding rejuvenation.
  • Menstrual irregularity: Parsley helps to make the cycles regular by the presence of apiol which is a constituent of the female sex hormone estrogen.
  • Menstrual pain 
  • Night blindness: Bad eyesight is a sign of Vitamin A deficiency.
  • Rheumatism
  • Spleen strengthening: The parsley root in particular strengthens the spleen, and can, therefore, treat malabsorption.
  • Stamina loss and low resistance to infection, point to a sluggish liver. This can manifest itself in blood deficiencies, fatigue, a pale complexion and poor nails, dizzy spells, anemia and mineral depletion.
  • Stomach problems
  • Strengthens loose teeth: In the Middle Ages parsley was used for many conditions including ‘fastening teeth’ (Scurvy, which is caused by a Vitamin C deficiency, makes the gums spongy and the teeth loose.)
  • Uterine tonic
  • Weight loss benefits from being a diuretic
Nutritional Benefits of Parsley:
Parsley is a nutrient powerhouse containing high levels of beta carotene, vitamin B12, folate, chlorophyll, calcium, more vitamin C than citrus fruits, and just about all other known nutrients. Parsley is a moistening, nourishing, restoring, ‘warming’ food, pungent with a slightly bitter, salty flavor. It enhances and stimulates the energy of organs, improving their ability to assimilate and utilize nutrients.

Beta carotene is used for protein assimilation. This nutrient benefits the liver and protects the lungs and colon. Beta-carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A, a nutrient so important to a strong immune system that its nickname is the “anti-infective vitamin.”

Chlorophyll Parsley is abundant in chlorophyll, thus purifying and inhibiting the spread of bacteria, fungi and other organisms. Chlorophyll from parsley is slightly anti-bacterial and anti-fungal which acts to enhance immune response and to relieve mucus congestion, sinusitis and other ‘damp’ conditions. Chlorophyll, high in oxygen, also suppresses viruses and helps the lungs to discharge residues from environmental pollution.

Essential Fatty Acids Parsley is a source of alpha-linolenic acid, an important essential fatty acid that is too frequently deficient in today’s diets.

Fluorine is an important nutritional component abundantly found in parsley. Fluorine has an entirely different molecular structure from chemically-produced fluoride. Tooth decay results from a shortage of fluorine, not fluoride. It is the combination of calcium and fluorine which creates a very hard protective surface on teeth and bones. Fluorine also protects the body from infectious invasion, germs and viruses.

Folic Acid, one of the most important B vitamins, but one of its most critical roles in relation to cardiovascular health is to convert homocysteine into benign molecules. Homocysteine is a potentially dangerous molecule that, at high levels, can directly damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells–the colon, and in women, the cervix.

Iron: The iron content of parsley is exceptional with 5.5mg per100g (4oz). A half-cup of fresh parsley or one tablespoon dried has about 10 percent of your iron daily requirements.  Plus, parsley has the vitamin C your body needs to absorb that iron.

Protein: Parsley is made up of 20% protein. (About the same as mushrooms.)

Vitamin B12 Parsley contains traces of B12 producing compounds. Such compounds are needed for the formation of red blood cells and normal cell growth, important for fertility, pregnancy, immunity and the prevention of degenerative illness. The action of vitamin B12, however, is inhibited by birth control pills, antibiotics, intoxicants, stress, sluggish liver, and excess bacteria or parasites in the colon or digestive tracts. Parsley helps to counteract these inhibitors.

Vitamin K: Getting at least 100 micrograms of Vitamin K a day can drastically cut your risk of hip fracture. Vitamin K is necessary for bones to get the minerals they need to form properly. Parsley is loaded with vitamin K (180 mcg per 1/2 cup). Cooking parsley nearly doubles its Vitamin K.

Vitamin C: Parsley contains more vitamin C than any other standard culinary vegetable, with 166mg per 100g (4oz). This is three times as much as oranges. Flavonoids, which make up the Vitamin C molecule, maintain blood cell membranes, and act as an antioxidant helper.

Volatile oil components – including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. Parsley’s volatile oils, particularly myristicin, have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. It acts as an antioxidant that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke, charcoal grill smoke, and the smoke produced by trash incinerators).

Parsley also contains calcium (245mg per 100g), phosphorus, potassium (1000mg per 4 oz), manganese (2.7mg per 100g), inositol, and sulphur.
Many of my client’s test they would benefit greatly from eating parsley for all kinds of health problems.

How to Use Parsley:
Top off your sandwiches with it, include it in your salad greens, put it in Tabbouli or better yet, toss it into simmering soups, stews and sauces. We eat it raw in salads and those days when I can’t eat it raw, I often add a couple of parsley capsules to my nutritional supplements.

Parsley juice, as an herbal drink, is quite powerful and is usually taken in quantities of about 2 fl oz (50ml) three times a day and is best mixed with other juices. I noticed that it’s most effective to juice parsley in between other vegetables as the juice is heavy and thick and doesn’t move through some juicers very readily.

Types of Parsley:
The two most popular types of parsley are curly parsley and Italian flat leaf parsley.  They are both related to celery. The Italian variety has a more fragrant and less bitter taste than the curly variety. There is also another type of parsley known as turnip-rooted (or Hamburg) that is cultivated for its roots, which resemble salsify and burdock.
Note: Chinese parsley is actually cilantro.

Contraindications for the overuse of Parsley: A bit of conflicting opinion here. It IS a diuretic so ingesting too much parsley could affect the kidneys if you have kidney problems. One source stated that the essential oil within parsley may cause epithelial irritation within the kidneys. Occasional reports of skin or mucous membrane reactions and a suggestion not to eat too much during pregnancy due to it emmenagogue effects. One source said that it could cause abortion! That seems far-fetched but I’m trying to be complete here. (An Emmenagogue is a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow.)

How to Pick and Care for Parsley:
Whenever possible, choose fresh, dark green, organically grown parsley that looks fresh and crisp over the dried form of the herb since it is superior in flavor. Avoid bunches that have wilted or yellowed leaves indicating over-mature or damaged produce.

Parsley can be stored loosely wrapped in a damp cloth or plastic bag and refrigerated for up to a week. Wash just before using. If the parsley wilts, either sprinkle it lightly with some water or wash it without completely drying it before putting it back in the refrigerator.

The best way to clean it is just like you would spinach. Place it in a bowl of cold water and plunge it up and down like you would a toilet plunger. This will allow any sand or dirt to dislodge. Remove the leaves from the water, empty the bowl, refill it with clean water and repeat this process until no dirt remains in the water.  If you have excess flat-leaved parsley, you can easily dry it by laying it out in a single layer on a clean kitchen cloth. I pre-chop mine (both varieties) and place it on a cookie sheet on top of the refrigerator where it is warm. Stir it occasionally to allow consistent drying. Once dried, it should be kept in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry place.

Some feel the curly leaved variety is best preserved by freezing, as opposed to drying. Although it will retain most of its flavor, it has a tendency to lose its crispness, so it is best used in recipes without first thawing.

How to Grow Parsley:
Possibly the most popular herb grown in cooler areas, but also one of the most ‘failed’ herbs. There are two reasons for this – firstly parsley is not so quick or easy to germinate as many other herbs. Secondly, it does require a reasonably rich soil to perform well. Parsley grows in either sun or partial shade. From plant to harvest is approximately three months.  Once growing well in a good soil, it is however a low maintenance plan.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

METROMINT Flavored Water

  Now here comes the fun part of this blog... the part where I get to test HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES and give you my opinion.  Since it is summertime and so important to stay hydrated, I am trying out a variety of drinks first. I was excited to see many new options at my local Good Earth Store. 

  A few days ago I tried my very first METROMINT Water.  The first sip was a little shocking as I expected it to be sweet but there are no sweetners added.  After a couple more sips, I LOVED IT and gulped the entire bottle down.  (Something I usually have a difficult time doing)  The most surprising thing was how I felt after.  My mouth felt incredible, like I had just brushed my teeth.  And there was absolutely no after taste.

  I've tried cherrymint, orangemint, lemonmint & chocolatemint and like them all.  My favorites are the cherrymint and lemonmint.  I look forward to trying all the other flavors really soon....

Nutrition Factz:  Calories 0, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 0g
Ingredients: Purified Water, Mint, Orange Essence (for orangement)

  I purchased them at my local Good Earth Store. You can also purchase them through 12 bottles for $21.96.   NOTE:  If you purchase through, please use the link on my blog.  It will add a few cents to my cause.  Thanx for your support!!
Remember... YOU are what you EAT (& DRINK)....Namaste, Beci

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

More Reasonz to Drink WATER

I LOVED this article from  and wanted to add it to my blog:

Of all the food and beverage choices you face every day, what's calorie-free, virtually cost-free, and, oh yes, essential to keeping you alive? Plain ol' water. But those aren't the only reasons to drink it. "Water drives basic body performance," says Beth Reardon, director of nutrition for Duke Integrative Medicine, part of the Duke University Health System. "All of the systems in the body require water for proper functioning, and so do 90 percent of all chemical reactions in the body." 

Here are five surprising reasons to quench your thirst with water:
1. It will help you de-stress.
Why: Being sure to sip water throughout a stressful day can soothe stress-induced symptoms as diverse as headaches, tense muscles, fuzzy thinking, a pounding heart, and low energy. That's because stress taxes all your basic body systems -- and when you're dehydrated, the effects are magnified.  Given that more than half your body weight is water, Reardon says, "just a 2-percent reduction in hydration has a dramatic impact on energy levels and cognitive function." And dehydration further raises levels of cortisol -- the "stress hormone." Water won't wash your stressors away. But it can provide you with more energy, ease tension, slow breathing, and reduce the strain on your heart.

Water-drinking tip: "Eight by eight -- eight 8-ounce glasses a day -- is a good general rule of thumb," Reardon says, "but it's a myth that's the magic amount for everyone, because there are so many variables." The "right" amount for you depends on factors including your age, your activity level, your health level, medications you're taking, and the weather. So how do you know if you're drinking enough? Follow your thirst, and know that you're on the right track if you have straw-colored urine, Reardon says.
2. You'll lose weight.
Why: In a 2010 study of adults aged 55 to 75, drinking two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals was associated with almost four pounds more weight loss in 12 weeks than in a control group who ate a similar diet but didn't have the pre-meal H20. Participants drank an average of 1.5 cups of water a day before the study.  In part, the Virginia Tech researchers say, water is filling, so you feel fuller and eat less. An earlier study found those who drink water before meals consume an average of 75 fewer calories per meal. (Make that twice a day over a year, and that could add up to 14 pounds!) The Virginia Tech scientists also believe the water drinkers began swapping this zero-calorie beverage for sodas and other caloric beverages. What's more, when you're well hydrated, your body is working closer to maximum efficiency -- enhancing aspects of weight loss, like digestion and muscle function, when you exercise.

Water-drinking tip: For variety's sake, try flavoring your water. Drop some fruit into a pitcher and let it sit a few minutes -- lemons, oranges, watermelon, and berries all work well. Or let an herbal or flavored green tea bag steep in unheated water to accent the taste.

3. You'll be less apt to get sick.

Why: Hydration keeps your mucus membranes in top working order -- they're gatekeepers to the natural defense system that helps keep out germs such as cold and flu viruses. When these tissues dry out, germs can more easily penetrate to the nasopharynx, where the nasal passages and mouth meet. And if you catch a bug anyway, the severity of your illness is more likely to be lower if you've been drinking a lot of water.  Water is an especially smart health move when you're traveling. Most commercial planes fly at elevations between 30,000 and 35,000 feet, where humidity is 10 percent or lower. That means you're breathing dry air in a tight space filled with germs from dozens of people. Water keeps your mucus membranes moist -- and your defenses high -- even in that challenging situation.

Water-drinking tip: Bring an empty water bottle with you to the airport that you can fill for free once you're past security. Or buy the biggest bottle you can right before you board, and aim to finish it by flight's end. Don't hesitate to ask the flight attendant for refills while you're in the air.
4. You'll be more comfortable.
Why: It doesn't matter if the water you sip is hot or ice-cold. The act of drinking it will keep you warmer on a cold day -- and cool you off on a hot one.  "Your internal thermostat works better when you're well hydrated," Duke nutritionist Beth Reardon says. "Water helps regulate body temperature."  The body's temperature-regulating system, governed by the hypothalamus in the brain, is constantly picking up information that allows it to make adjustments to maintain a fairly steady core temperature. Hot sun? You'll sweat to cool down. Hatless in snow? The hypothalamus will know you're losing heat through your head and work to produce extra energy, such as shivering.  But these mechanisms work less well if you're dehydrated – and dehydration is a common risk for people of all ages, in winter as well as summer. In cold weather, for example, you lose water vapor through your breath. And many people tend to drink less water in cold weather because they don't think they need it as much as on hot, sunny days.

Water-drinking tip: Start by swapping out one soda, cup of coffee, or high-calorie hot chocolate a day with an equal amount of water. Carry a bottle of water with you all day long as a visual reminder to pause and sip. Sip more when you're physically active, whether in water, snow, or any weather condition.
5. It will help regulate your blood pressure.
Why: In 2010, the American Red Cross discovered that when blood donors were given 16 ounces of water to drink before giving blood, there was a 20 percent drop in fainting after the procedure. That was an important finding for them, given that many of those who faint then chalk blood donation up as a bad experience and never return to give again.  It's not entirely clear what mechanism is at work. But the Red Cross was inspired to conduct a study after researchers at Vanderbilt University noticed that drinking water activated the parasympathetic nervous system -- related to the "fight or flight" system that makes you more alert, elevates blood pressure momentarily, and boosts energy. Fainting after donating blood is often connected to a drop in blood pressure, and they theorized that the water would counter that effect.  (Not drinking enough water on a regular basis can also raise blood pressure. That's because dehydration causes blood vessels to constrict as the body strives to conserve water that it loses through perspiration, urination, and breathing. When blood vessels constrict, however, the heart pumps harder, bringing blood pressure up.)

Water-drinking tip: Start your day with a glass of water for a simple energy boost that remedies any dehydration that may have occurred overnight. Keep a filled glass or bottle on your nightstand or an empty one next to the bathroom sink.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


  We have all heard one of the guidelines of staying healthy is to drink at least 8 cups of water a day.  As the temperatures rise with the summer months, it is even more important to stay hydrated.  But how many of us actually drink 8 full glasses of water everyday?  Instead we substitute half or more with juice, milk or soda. 

  I recently heard a nutritionist say that 50% of obesity today is tied to the consumption of "sugar drinks".  She also went on to say that most juices on the market have just as much sugar as soda.  She did not point out the well know fact that it is difficult to even find drinks with real sugar in them anymore.  Most are sweetened by corn syrup which comes from genetically modified corn.  Some studies are showing that GMO's are even worse for your health than real sugar.  (See my page to the right, What is a GMO?)

Here are a few interesting facts about WATER and our body.
  • The Human Body is more than 60% water (I read some estimates up to 70%)
  • Our Blood is 92% Water
  • Our Brain & Muscles are 75% Water
  • Our Bones are 22-25% water
  • Our Lungs are nearly 90% water
  • The total amount of water in the body of an average adult is 37 litres (or 148 cups)
  • A human can survive for a month or more without food but only a week or so without drinking water
 Below are 18 uses of WATER to the human body.
    1. Air is not completely clean, the food we eat may have insignificant amounts of toxicity, the products that we use on our skin and hair are also toxic. Water removes the dangerous toxins that are added into our body.
    2. Water cushions our body joints.
    3. Water acts as a transport for oxygen and nutrition throughout the cells in the body.
    4. Water helps regulate body temperature.
    5. Water helps prevent blood pressure from dropping to critical levels.
    6. Water helps to defend against blood clots.
    7. Water encourages bowel movement.
    8. Water helps the normal kidney function from getting impaired.
    9. Water keeps us from getting excessively dry skin.
    10. Water lowers incidence of urinary tract infections.
    11. Water also helps us from experiencing reoccurring headaches.
    12. Water also helps alleviate fevers.
    13. Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of hot / cold water externally to problems.
    14. Hot water stimulates the immune system.
    15. Hot water is also used to increase the body’s flow. Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work and soaking yourself in a bathtub for an hour. When you get up, your body will feel more relaxed than before. Professional athletes will usually take a steam bath or relax in a whirlpool after a rigorous training session.
    16. Cold water reduces inflammation. Ice pack reduces swelling.
    17. A cold water bath is used to treat constipation, irregular vaginal discharge, hemorrhoids.
    18. Spa treatments using alternating hot and cold water improve upper respiratory problems, congestion, foot infections, and headaches.
    It is important to be aware of the kind of water you are drinking.  I have a history of illness with drinking water from a tap (in our brand new home back in the late 1980's) which I will leave for another blog.  But I can't stress enough the importance of drinking good, clean water.  Please purchase Spring Water, water that has gone through a reverse osmosis filter, or install a RO filter in your home.  (See my page, to the right, "Factz About Drinking Water".)

  Since I am currently renting, I purchase Arctic Mountain Drinking water.  Their machines are available at many local grocery stores.  (Good Earth, .25 cents for a re-fill or Harmons .37 cents for a re-fill)  Here is a copy of their brochure....

This is their guarantee listed on the back of this brochure: 

"Arctic Mountain takes Approved Municipal water and runs it through a multi function purifying process.

  The process starts with a 20 micorn sediment filter, 20 micron is roughly the size of the smallest human hair.  This will take out a lot of the mud, rust and any particles larger than 20 microns, and surprisingly there are a lot of them.  Then they run the water through a carbon filter.  This takes out things like chlorine, nitrates and other unwanted chemicals.  This carbon filter is combined with a 5 micron filter, which is roughly 1/4 the size of a small human hair.

  This is where most bottled water companies stop but at Arctic Mountain, they are just getting started.  Next they pump the water under high pressure through a reverse osmosis membrane.  These are roughly 100 times smaller than a human hair or 50 times smaller than a virus, approx .0001 to .001 micron.  YES, this takes out Flouride! 

  Next they use a carbon polishing filter at the dispensing cabinet.  Then they use a ultraviolet sterilizer.  This kills any bacteria that may have entered the system

  There is a final ultraviolet sterilizer light right on the dispensing spout for the purpose of sterilizing the spout and keeping any bacteria from entering the system at the point of delivery.

  Over and above the high tech purifying machine, they monitor, test, stock and clean each system every 3 to 14 days, depending on volume.  They also take water samples for state approved laboratory tests, and the state regularly monitors the systems and audits the documentation.

  All of the processes are done before you get the water.  Each system is designed to have approx. one day water volume on hand to ensure that your water is processed fresh every day.  Many stores are now using their water on their produce, in the bakery ovens and steamers." 

Artic Mountain Premium Drinking Water

  I would love to hear from my readers of other good, clean drinking water options.  Thanx for reading :)

Remember.... YOU are what you EAT (& DRINK)..... Namaste, Beci

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Seedz from a Laboratory...

 By now you’ve probably heard about GMOs, which are also referred to as genetically modified organisms, GE (genetically engineered), herbicide-tolerant (HT) or Bt crops.

  In simple terms, a GMO is an organism that has been changed by injecting it with genetic material from another species.

  I am embedding some great videos about GMO's and have included alot more information on my page (to the right) called, What'z A GMO?

Video ~ What is Genetically Modified Food:

Video ~ How GM Foods are Being Made:


Thanx for watching.... Namaste, Beci :)

Monsanto and our Food Supply

   If you haven't heard of the Evil Corporation MONSANTO or are wondering what all the negativity is surrounding Monsanto, please read my PAGE (to the right) "Who is Monsanto?".  It is a long article with dozens of links related to Monsanto's history as the creators of Agent orange, rBGH, Round-up and genetically modified food.

  I completely understand how overwhelming a task it is to read them all, so I have embed a great documentary below; "The World According to Monsanto".  It goes into great detail about this International Corporation and is fairly easy to understand. 

  You can also go to or and type in Monsanto for more documentaries & films.

I thank you for taking the time to learn about Monsanto and the affect is has on our health & environment.  Eliminating Monsanto from our Food Chain will be one of the most difficult and imporant things we can do to bring balance to our planet and all of itz inhabitants!

Remember, You are What You Eat....Namaste, Beci