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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sugar: not so simple!



What harm could gum be?!  It's not like there is much sugar?  Or heck it's just a little bit of an artificial sweetener!

But it can truly make that much of a difference.

Let's just look at the "P" word alone.  This stuff is NASTY!  It has been associated with mental deterioration!

And there is the fact that many of the sugar free gums contain aspartame that is just one nasty sweetener. 

Further, what many don't realize: gum fakes out your digestive system....thus sending mixed signals!

Artificial sweeteners are just not a good idea!

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Bottom line is:  artificial sweeteners set up your body with confusion.  Thus making your digestive system to think it needs to do work when it doesn't.  Thus making you hungry?  Artificial sweeteners mess with your chemical receptors!

So, personally we should try to stay away from all gum!  But I understand the need or want to have gum from time to time.  I like to chew gum while I work out.  So, I have found that the spry gum is the less offensive of all the choices.  It's not perfect....but at least I receive no spikes in insulin.  I won't experience brain fog, or other potential gunky stuff.  

I hope my humble opinion is helpful!

Many blessings to all of you try and striving to live a whole food, REAL life!

hugs and prayers always!
~K :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Family Forever on Friday

Many of us take family for granted.  But when we have to be separated or when life throws interesting curve balls it gives a person an opportunity to reflect.  

Life is amazing for us.  No curve balls just life.  :-)
Which had me thinking tonight...

I attended a beautiful wedding tonight.  It had me reflecting and appreciate my wonderful husband and family even more.  

I am a very blessed woman to have an amazing family.  I will not take them for granted. 


Thus, no one should ever go to bed or let a day pass without reaching out to those near and dear to you and say:

I LOVE YOU...
I VALUE YOU...
I APPRECIATE YOU...
I NEED YOU...

Hugs and prayers always,
K :-)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hungry for Change


I am a strong, beautiful, amazing woman!

Physically, emotionally....spiritually!

NO I am not egotistical....I love myself because I KNOW I am made in the image and likeness of our amazing Lord.  And I know He doesn't make junk!

This is such a hard thing for so many women, and even men, to realize...to wrap their minds around.  I wish deeply everyone could see their value.  Could feel their value.  Would TRUST that GOD doesn't make mistakes!

Now I am not perfect...trust me....I have my moments of hormones, of gunk, of "girlie-ness".   I have grown so much in love with my Lord, that now when those moments happen I am able to reset, very quickly my mind, actually within the minutes of the thought, versus days or weeks.  I am able to reset my thoughts to their proper order:  I am a temple of our Lord!

Do you need a reset?  Do you hunger for change?

I watched a really great documentary on Netflix recently: "Hungry for Change"....

I have watched my fair share of nutritional documentaries always wanting to learn, grow, and spread good knowledge about how our health (mental and physical) are connected, related to our faith (our spiritual).

Many documentaries can start out really great but then they go into a direction that I usually don't agree with, or I think they have taken something too far, etc.


What I valued the most was how it was finally a nutritional video that not only talked about the science of why eating whole food is so important for us but it also talked about the mental health....even the spiritual health!

One of young ladies talks about accepting yourself unconditionally RIGHT NOW!!!

I love it!

I have spoken those words to so many, over so many years!

One of the most important things for a person to understand....is in order for change to truly happen a person must believe it from within.   And a person must must must love themselves and accept who they are right now!   I am not saying they have to accept being unhealthy, making poor choices, or dont need to make changes.  What I am saying is they MUST see the beautiful child of God they are RIGHT NOW!

Thus....as you HUNGER FOR CHANGE.....

Hunger GOD even more!

LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SAY:

I ACCEPT MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY RIGHT NOW!

Have anything to share?  Please feel free to leave comments, thoughts, share!  We are all here to grow and learn together....life is a continual opportunity to grow together, learn from each other, and walk in LOVE!

Have a glorious and beautiful day!

My prayers for all, always!