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Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm a good Food Sneak!!!

veggies, I don't think so,, my kids like corn and edamame,, that's it..
So I took some advice from a friend of mine, got the book by Jerry Seinfelds wife "Deceptively Delicious". I pureed some roasted beets and slipped them along with a couple tsp. ground flax,, into my brownie mix...
Oh Ya Babaay,,,,,,,,,My Hubby,,,and both of my girls,, ate them up... My first successful food sneak.. I tried pureed avocado in chocolate pudding and when my daughter saw me do it, she blew the whistle,,
I am now excited about my next adventure.. I think I'll try the pureed squash in the macaroni and cheese for my next food sneak..
I bought my book used, on Amazon.com....saved $8.00
Bona Petito,,,Mommies!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mammograms YUK!!!!

OK...I know I have to do it, but I really don't want to...I'll be 40 this year.. my grandmother died from breast cancer, and my mother is a survivor of breast cancer .. The obvious is that I should go and get my next Mammogram,... I had one 4 years ago,,, hated it!!! I felt like my boobs were going to explode...Then,, they found a small lump that could be felt but not seen on the Mammogram, so they decide to do a ultra sound.. why didn't they do the ultra sound in the first place....I hear that they get paid a lot more for the mammograms so,, there we have it.. So I went to my new OBGYN for my yearly (thats a whole other story) worst bedside manner on the planet... anyway, I get my prescription to get my mammo... and I have had it in my purse for over a month now... I so do not want to get that Mammogram...aarrgghhh!!! Well as destiny will have it,, I mention it to one of my clients yesterday (I am a hairdresser) and she says,, have you heard of Thermography? It is the least invasive, and it doesn't stay in your body for the next 4000 centuries... From what I am understanding,, Mammograms yearly.. "they think" can cause some of the cases of breast cancers... I have to read more, .. I am going to have Thermography instead of a mammogram.,.. I am so pleased there is an alternative... and it seems that it is safe to start when you are younger for early detection.. Breastthermography.com is dedicated to providing information on breast thermography, risk assessment, breast cancer, early detection, prevention and ultimately the preservation of the breast and the survival of women. Current research has determined that the key to breast cancer survival rests upon its earliest possible detection. If discovered in its earliest stages, 95% cure rates are possible. Our center is dedicated to providing one of the most essential tests in breast cancer risk assessment and early detection. SeeWhat Patients are Saying and What Doctors are Saying. THE EARLIEST BREAST CANCERDETECTION AVAILABLE Wouldn't it be great if there was a test that could offer women true early detection, enough in advance to prevent invasive tumor growth? Breast thermography has the ability to warn women up to 10 years before any other procedure that a cancer may be forming. • INDIVIDUALIZED BREAST CANCER RISK ASSESSMENTAre you personally at greater risk for breast cancer? Women with a family history are definitely at greater risk, but 75% of women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Regardless of your family history, if a thermogram is abnormal you run a future risk of breast cancer that is 10 times higher than a first order family history of the disease. Thermography is the only technology to provide women with a future risk assessment. If discovered, certain thermographic risk markers can warn a woman that she needs to work with her doctor to improve her breast health. Monitoring with regular check-ups and thermography will look for improvements with time or possibly the earliest signs that a problem may exist.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Foodies, changing the way we eat...one day at a time...

My Food journey began about 4 months ago when a nutritionist friend of mine suggested I do a cleanse. I was having allergy problems, skin problems, headaches, and she thought I might have some sort of food allergy.. ,, I had to eat tons of vegetables, baked, sauteed, roasted, steamed,,any way that would make them seem different each time I ate them...My family....that was another story,, my kids were going to chain themselves to the couch in total protest if I tried to get them to eat one more of my vegetable dishes... After a food elimination diet and a blood test, it turns out,, I have a moderate gluten allergy, and a moderate allergy to gliadan."IT" is in everything.. from soy sauce, to bread and pasta.. I love to cook, so I have researched and found recipes,
The good, bad and the ugly,,,,
I made muffins, one batch were totally yummy in flavor, but seemed almost like I added a sccop of sand to the recipe, the other batch was more like bread pudding than a muffin....the other, well lets just say, my dogs are getting some yummy treats these days....(maybe ill go into the dog treat business) ok, well, Ill try again Pizza,, Yep.,, homeade crust..and to my families enjoyment,, it was GOOD!!! Actually really good!!!
Great tasting gluten free pizza ....
..What has come out of this,,,my entire house hold is changing the way they eat..slowly but surely they are getting use to it.. I now buy different things like, almond flour, coconut flour and xanthum gum, to make my own muffins, pancakes and breads,,, I still buy wheat bread for the hubby and kids,,I can't make them give it up,, but the result has been a family that is eating more naturally, using fresh ingredients,, in the long run, I'm teaching them to eat what is truely best for them, and when I get it down to a science, all of it will taste great too, even my muffins...