A Journey into Natural Health

My personal quest for a healthy immune system.

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My blog is changing. Since my first post as livingfoods4me, I have earned 4 certificates in herbalism and holistic nutrition, become a certified chef and am working on a degree in holistic nutrition! My Journey Into Natural Health has literally changed my life and I will now be blogging as an “expert” on food and health. Yayyyy!!!  

I would like all of you to join me. This blog (Journey) will be deleted and all of my new posts will be on PainlessNutrition. There will be recipes, information on good foods and bad, Weight loss help, help with immune disorders, digestive disorders, heart disease, energy issues, etc. There is even a very simple clinical trial that you may join for free. 

Please join me in my new endeavor. I have enjoyed all of your posts and hope to do so for a very long time!

Article by Dr. Michel Reddy

Avoid Instant Noodles

By on Saturday, July 6, 2013Views : 39
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Instant noodles have become a favorite food that is often eaten daily. Because of its yummy taste and extremely easy to make, replaces the proper healthy meals. Beside this dangers are too often eating instant noodles. Here we list top 10 Reasons why should we avoid instant noodles.
1. Nutrient Absorption : Noodles inhibit the absorption of nutrients for the children under 5.
2. Cancer Causing : The ingredient in the instant noodles called “Styrofoam”, Which is a cancer causing agent.
3. Miscarriage : Women who are Eating instant noodles during their pregnancy causes miscarriage, because it affect the development of a foetus.
4. Junk Food : instant noodles are enriched with full of carbohydrates, but no vitamins, fiber and minerals. This makes the instant noodles considered as a junk food.
5. Sodium : Instant noodles are power packed with high amounts of sodium. Excess consumption of sodium leads to heart disease, stroke, hypertension and kidney damage.
6. MSG : Monosodium Glutamate is used to enhance the flavor of instant noodles. People who are allergic to MSG consume it as part of their diet, then they end up suffering from headaches, facial flushing, pain, burning sensations.
7. Overweight : Eating Noodles is the leading cause of obesity. Noodles contains fat and large amounts of sodium, which causes water retention in the body and surely it leads to overweight.
8. Digestion : Instant noodles are bad for digestive system. Regular consumption of instant noodles causes irregular bowl movements and bloating.
9. Propylene Glycol : The ingredient in the instant noodles called “Propylene Glycol” which has a anti-freeze property. This ingredient is used because it prevents the noodles from drying by retaining moisture. It weakens the immune system of our body. It is easily absorbed by the body and it accumulates in the kidneys, heart and liver. It causes abnormalities and damage to those areas.
10. Metabolism : Regular consumption of instant noodles affect the bodys metabolism, because of the chemical substances like additives, coloring and preservatives inside the noodles.

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actually a bee with a flower petal nest: I have a legitimate question for people with MCS or who are just very...

actually—a-leaf:

I have a legitimate question for people with MCS or who are just very sensitive to perfumes and scents for whatever reason. I want to be as sensitive to everyone’s needs as possible so I’m curious…

Is it perfumes and chemical scents that bother you or is it any scent at all? Or does it differ…

I wish everyone was as sensitive as this lovely blogger. Cigarette smoke and its residue, perfumes, potpourri, many essential oils, dryer sheet residue and laundry detergent fragrances, shampoos, hand soaps, face creams, hand lotions—OMGosh they all make me sick for days. I basically have to stay home and avoid people. Then again, here is one who actually cares enough to ask and act. This gives me hope. 

(Source: truebeesknees)

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We did a ton of stuff like this in our house and the baking soda/vinegar worked so much better than conventional cleaners. In different combinations it can do a better job for specific goals (like for cleaning the shower drains). Sprinkling baking soda then following up with vinegar is my new go to cleaning method (but only use it on hardy, liquid-resistant surfaces).

trainbust:

(via Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Non-Toxic Household Cleaners #30DaysofGOOD | Diy on GOOD)

We did a ton of stuff like this in our house and the baking soda/vinegar worked so much better than conventional cleaners. In different combinations it can do a better job for specific goals (like for cleaning the shower drains). Sprinkling baking soda then following up with vinegar is my new go to cleaning method (but only use it on hardy, liquid-resistant surfaces).