Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nourish M.D. and the Great Vaccine Debate!

I have yet to blog about vaccines.  Mostly, because it tends to divide people into two separate groups. Those who vaccinate and those that don't.  The in-between-ers are a minority.  This topic also tends to stir up fears and people become very defensive regardless on what side of the fence you are on.  Personally, I have seen vaccines directly effect children in a negative way, including my own child, therefore, I personally do not choose vaccinations.  I chose preventing disease and living a lifestyle that promotes health and a strong immune system. 

Anybody that knows me knows how much I love the Nourish M.D. gals!  #1 They have SO much common sense.  #2 They are not extreme.

I am SURE many people think my lifestyle IS extreme.  I think this is simply because my lifestyle is NOT the "norm".  But remember, the earth was once believed by most to be flat!  If you want a list of other "ideas" that humans believed to be fact and truth see this list:

Here is a GREAT post from Nourish M.D. addressing vaccines. I believe it is the best written article on this topic! See for yourself.

I highly recommend signing up for their phenomenal, informative, blog! Not only do they give good health advice and educate about nutritional truth, they also have fabulous articles on parenting.

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!

Jeni Clark~

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Peppermint Patties anyone? Halloween Candy VS REAL Candy

I don't even know where to begin this blog post. Cut to the chase... I was horrified at the ingredients in today's "candy".  Calei did trick or treat for the fun of it, but she would never actually eat the candy...she knows better!

Like a science experiment, we dumped her bag of candy out on the kitchen table and began to read ingredients.  IF ANY parent, grandparent, child, adult, human, etc.. really KNEW what was in "candy" and understood the ingredients they would think twice before popping it into their mouth!

Without going on a tangent about the dangerous toxic ingredients I decided to post ONE comparison between REAL Peppermint Patties vs York Peppermint (science experiment) Patties.

Meanwhile, if you, like millions of people, have Halloween candy, take a peak for yourself! Malted Milk Balls had a huge list of ingredients I could not even pronounce!

Ingredients in York Peppermint Patties:

Sugar, corn syrup, semi- sweet chocolate (chocolate, sugar, cocoa, milk fat, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, PGPR, emulsifier, vanillian, artificial flavor), invert sugar, egg whites, and oil of peppermint.

If you read my blog you KNOW to avoid ALL SOY LECHTIN  BUT
What is PGPR?

Yet another "ingredient" used to cut corners:


BTW...To be on the safe side, Stick with REAL, ORGANIC Chocolate.

REAL Peppermint Patties:
This recipe was inspired by Elana Amsterdam at:
I modified this a tad.

1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup of raw honey (or less)
1 TBSP Vanilla
1/2 tsp Peppermint Oil
1 cup dark chocolate chips 73%cacao or more (Melted)

In a small bowl combine coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and peppermint oil
Mix well
Spoon into mini muffin tins (or candy molds)
Leave room for the chocolate!

Place in freezer
Melt chocolate on lowest setting on stove
Pour over mint mixture and place back in freezer.
Takes about 15-30 minutes to harden
Pop out of tins etc..
Store in fridge.

These are REAL so they do "melt" in your hands :)

SUPER easy, very fast to make and taste WAY better then the fake mints!

P.S. Mark my words... watch how many people get "sick" post Halloween. Too much "junk"?? Probably. The body can only handle so much before it "breaks down" and gets sick.

Have a happy and healthy week!
Jeni Clark~