Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dreamsicle Surprise Cupcakes!

This recipe is one of our favorites! 

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

3 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla
1/4 tsp of Orange Extract (or more)
1/2 tsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
15 drops of Liquid Stevia
1/4 - 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter (melted)

Wisk above ingredients together then add dry ingredients below:

3 cups of Digestive Wellness Almond Flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda

Mix well

Spoon 1/2 of mix into 12 cupcake liners
Drop 1 tsp of Trader Joes Reduced Sugar Jelly (any flavor)
Then spoon remainder of mix to top off cupcakes

Bake for 20 minutes

Try these! They are AMAZING!

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!
xo
Jeni Clark~

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Clusters From Wellness Mama

Leave it to wellness mama to come up with a REAL FOOD candy recipe that is to die for! Honestly, this is a MUST make! Even people who don't eat real food will be coming back for more! 

http://wellnessmama.com/1779/chocolate-coconut-clusters-kid-approved/

Here is her post:

Chocolate Coconut Clusters Ingredients:
  • 1 (5 oz) bag Flaked or shredded coconut- unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil + 1 TBSP
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Chocolate Coconut Clusters:

  1. In medium bowl, mix coconut flakes, 2/3 cup melted coconut oil, vanilla, and almond butter until well mixed.
  2. Using hands, form into 1 inch balls and put on a plate.
  3. Put the plate in the freezer until the clusters harden completely.
  4. Once the clusters have hardened, melt the chocolate in a double boiler with 1 TBSP coconut oil until smooth.
  5. Dip the clusters into the chocolate and put back on a plate or in a small baking dish
  6. Put them into refrigerator and eat once they get cold.
  7. Enjoy the awesome mixture of crunchy chocolate shell and chewy coconut center!
PLEASE visit http://www.wellnessmama.com/ for more amazing recipes just like this one!

This recipe is SUPER quick to make and SO kid friendly!

I have even taken the coconut cluster ingredients (minus the chocolate and some of the coconut oil) and placed in a pyrex dish. I put that in freezer while melting the chocolate and coconut oil. I topped the dish with the chocolate and placed in fridge. We scooped it out into small bowls and ate it! OH YUM! That's all I can say! Mouth-watering delicious treat!

Enjoy!

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!
xo
Jeni Clark~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coconut Bars (from Elana's Pantry)

Once again, another GREAT recipe coming from Elana's post! BUT here is the deal: Calei LOVED this recipe (I mean LOVED!), I "liked" this recipe but thought it was missing something (I figured it out), and Kev thought it was bland.
SOOO, not sure if people will like it or not. Needless to say, IF you are on this journey and do not consume SAD, please give this a try. Its super easy and would be great for breakfast!

Here is the link:
http://www.elanaspantry.com/coconut-bars/

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

3 eggs
1 cup of canned coconut milk
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1/3 cup of honey (I used 1 TBSP of honey and 15 drops of Stevia, total, in this recipe)
1/8 tsp of Liquid Stevia
1 TBSP vanilla

Mix in blender or food processor (I love this easy clean up method of mixing ingredients BTW!)

Then add:
1/2 cup almond flour
1 TBSP coconut flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt

Blend all ingredients together.

Rub coconut oil in 8x8 pyrex dish and transfer ingredients to dish.
Bake for 30 minutes
Cool for 1/2 hour
Place in fridge 1/2 hour and serve chilled.

We ate it both warm and cold (couldn't resist waiting!)

Now here is my slight variation: Top with pineapple. I used frozen pineapple from Trader Joes. I can now say I LOVED this recipe! Elana says you can drizzle with chocolate. Calei says its perfect the way it is!

This is SUCH an interesting cake. No way to describe it. A must try! A dense like cake.  It is also SO incredibly healthy!

Have a happy and healthy week!
xo
Jeni Clark~

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Products I Currently Use

So many people ask me what brands/products I use. There are MANY healthy products out there and MANY toxic products as well! Just like with food, I tend to look at the ingredients. For instance, most people know to NOT buy anything with parabens or sodium lauryl sulfates in them. Some natural ingredients have long hard names that "looks" like a chemical name but is actually something that is safe (plant extract etc...)
Also, I have yet to find an entire product line that I like 100%. In general, some products are just hard to find, some product lines only have a few products that are healthy, some are just too expensive etc... its tricky!

I rely on http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ (Skin Deep) and googling/researching the names of ingredients.

Here is a quick list I compiled of products I currently use--but this list always changes :) :
Please note, some are not "ideal" but are certainly NOT as toxic as the stuff I used to use or that the majority of people currently use!

Cleaners:
Home Made: Borox, Essential Oils, Vinegar, Water, Lemon etc..
TJ's Liquid Laundry Detergent
Earth Friendly Furniture Polish (Jewel, Whole Foods)
Vinegar/Water for glass cleaner

Store Bought: Earth Friendly and Seventh Generation in general are BOTH optional product lines.

Soap/Shampoo etc...:
TJ's Next to Godliness Hand Soap
Giovanni Organic 50/50 Shampoo and Conditioner (WALMART!)
Dr. Bronners Bar Soap (Lavender or Almond) (Whole Foods or Target)

Weleda Sage Deodorant-spray (Whole Foods) NO ALUMINUM! I LOVE IT!
This was a HUGE step for me. I was so unsure about NOT using your "typical toxic deodorant". Sure enough this works!!! Plus what I have learned is that when you eat a clean diet, you just don't stink like most people! No joke! So if you are pigging out on Burger King and Taco Bell, well, not sure if it would work!?

Jason Kids Only Toothpaste-Strawberry (Whole Foods--Gluten Free BTW!)
Me; Baking soda, coconut oil, essential oils, sea salt.
Coconut Oil (for lotion)
Essential Oils and Water for "perfume"
TJ's Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil
Simply Organic Hair Spray (Jus Hair Organic Salon or online)
**This whole line is in general safe. However, VERY $$!
Giovanni Vitaporfusion Leave in Hair Treatment (Walmart)
Almay One Coat Mascara
Mineral Fusion Nail Polish
L'Oreal Bare Naturale Mineral Foundation
Covergirl Concealer

And last but not least, everyone knows I am a FLOUR SNOB! I ONLY use Digestive Wellness products and Wilderness Family Naturals. BOTH phenomenal web sites and companies!

Please let me know if you need help finding healthy products! Use the comments section. I would be happy to help!

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!
xo
Jeni Clark~

PLEASE NOTE: Since this post, I have learned that Coopertone Pure and Simple Sunscreen contains Parabens. NOT safe. Also, I keep updating this list!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Paleo Breakfast Bread (from Elana's Pantry)

Yet another AMAZING post from Elana's Pantry!
http://www.elanaspantry.com/

I post a LOT of recipes from her site. If you have not checked her out yet, please do! I am her #1 fan! LOL!

I made this recipe this morning and to be honest I was skeptical. No flour? Hmmm? BUT turned out AWESOME!

I did not use honey but used Stevia instead.

Preheat Oven at 325 degrees
Use a 8x8 pyrex like dish and coat with coconut oil

1/2 cup of creamy almond butter (I used Trader Joes with salt)
2 eggs
2 TBSP of honey (I used 10 drops of Organic Liquid Stevia)
1 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of Stevia (I just used the 10 drops--that's it!)
1/4 tsp of celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1 TBSP cinnamon

Using a hand held mixer, I mixed all the wet ingredients. Then, I added dry ingredients.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.

I can't say enough at how YUMMY this is! Try it! Its so easy to make as well! I might add raisins to this next time!

Have a happy and healthy week!
xo
Jeni Clark~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Health Food in Hospitals?

You would think, given that people are at hospitals because they are either sick or recovering, that hospitals would have the HEALTHIEST food on the planet. Think not. Health food in hospitals is as easy to find as a needle in a hay stack (if it even exists at ALL!)

The past year or so, I have spent more time in the hospital with family members then I care for!  However, during this time, I learned a lot about the reality of a hospital setting.

I learned that there is a "pill" for anything. Dry mouth, incontenence, flem, etc.. you name it, readily available at your request. I learned that the hospital staff I met never cared about the SOURCE of symptoms. I found it to be a "band aid" like approach to health care. So foreign to me.

I learned that because of the above method, BOTH of my family members were WORSE off when in the hospital due to over medicating. :(

I learned that the food they are serving patients is loaded with chemicals and unhealthy ingredients that cause people's bodies to work over time and to fight like hell to process the ingredients. These people are sick and/or recovering! Therefore this method makes absolutely NO sense!

If you have been reading my blog you probably have a good idea of the ingredients in processed Jello, Pop, Pudding etc... in all the "liquid diet foods".  I am skeptical about hospital broth. Do they make it there or does it come from a toxic can? Needless to say, this does anything but help the patient recover and get well.

Portions are Gi-Normous. A sugar (and most likely corn syrup based) dessert is always served with a meal.  It is a known fact sugar does NOT support the immune system and healing. WHY is it accepted in hospitals?

Sarah, from the Health Home Economist does a fabulous job addressing this subject. If you have not signed up for her blog, please do so, its fabulous!

Take a peak at what she wrote:
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/soda-pushed-in-hospital-recovery-room/

I echo her words.

It was frustrating watching family members who were experiencing excruciating pain, and being fed the EXACT foods that CAUSE pain. Very very frustraing. And the funny thing is, when I would speak up about the issue I never had ANY hospital staff member disagree with me. In fact, during a curiousity trip to the caffeteria recently, I met a doctor who was pondering his food choices, flipping over each item and what appeared to be as reading the ingredients. I humorously said, "nothing a doctor would eat huh?" He chuckled and said, "Yep, gonna stick with water!". This says a lot! He was a smart man, because, even the fruit in the hospital was drenched in pesticides. Gosh, knowing what I have read about water, I'm even skeptial of the bottled water!

I had an ultrasound tech tell me I knew more about the human body then most of the docs at the hospital. (Not sure I agree with that one!) She went on to tell me about her successful dietary changes she had made to help with her arthritis.  She said everyone thought she was coo coo until her symptoms literally disappeared. She said now they listen to her and are making changes themselves!

I had another nurse offer my family member a flu shot. When I started rattling off the facts about flu shots she immediately defended herself and said, "well I would NEVER get one! I just have to offer it to patients!" (Heavy sigh)

Next time you are in the hospital, remember to pack your cooler before going! And, if a loved one is in the hosital, bring them nutrient dense, healing foods so they can get well ASAP!

Have a happy and healthy week!
xo
Jeni Clark~

Friday, March 2, 2012

EASY Chocolate Pudding From Elana's Pantry

I am still in shock at how easy this was to make!
www.elanaspantry.com/easy-chocolate-pudding

I modified a tad:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I used "Enjoy Life" brand, but any chocolate should work fine!)
Pulse in a blender  until coarsely chopped

In a medium pot:
1 (13.5 ounce) can of Coconut Milk (I used Whole Foods 365 brand)
12 drops of Liquid Organic Stevia
1 TBSP of Coconut Oil (I used Trader Joes brand)

It calls for Xylitol... but I don't use that so I added Stevia instead.

Heat to simmer.
Add to blender.
Blend until smooth.
Transfer to glass dishes and refrigerate!

This is a great filling for a pie recipe as well!

THAT'S IT!
ENJOY!

Have a happy and healthy week!
xo
Jeni Clark~







Monday, January 30, 2012

Polio...Did you know???

I always hear, "but the Polio vaccine eradicated Polio!"

First off, if you have not visited National Vaccine Information Center (www.nvic.org), please do so NOW! Amazing site! Tons of truthful information regarding vaccines.

The following information was taken from their web site:

Did you know that MOST infectious diseases of the mid 1800's to early 1900's were almost completely gone BEFORE the vaccines were introduced? I almost feel I should repeat that sentence!

"According to the World Health Statistics Annual of 1973-1976 said that there had been a steady decline in infectious disease in MOST developing countries regardless of vaccines administered. They believe that the diseases disappeared as a result of improved sanitation, improved water supplies, improved personal hygiene, and better nutrition. In addition, diseases for which there were no vaccines also declined dramatically. From 1850-1940 diseases had declined by 90% and were at an all time LOW, just when the vaccines were being introduced".  AGAIN, I feel like repeating that sentence.
 Let's talk history:
Picture this... It's the late 1800's. You live with your animals and their by-products. You use their feathers and fur in your home. There is no refrigerator or running water. Your food storage's have rodents and bugs. You have poor personal hygiene. Your well is near your out house. You washed in ponds and rivers shared with animals.

However, in 1911, we now have refrigerators!
Piped water supply 1948!

 
In 1956 the Polio vaccine was introduced. 1956!
Hmm? A tad late?

However, more importantly, is what is contained in the Polio vaccine.  So, what is contained in the Polio vaccine?:

1. The LIVE Polio vaccine contained SV40, a cancer producing virus which was used until the late 90's.
2. In the 1950's, the Polio vaccine contained over 26 monkey viruses, including SV40. A doctor named, Dr. Howward Urnovitz of Microbiology and Immunology, dedicated his career to researching vaccines and cancer. He discovered that the cancer causing monkey virus was detected in human tumors. You now know how that can happen!
3. The LIVE Polio vaccine was stopped in the 1990's due to the undeniable proof of all its toxicity and for causing almost ALL the Polio cases in this country. NOBODY talks about the 24,000 kids in 1988 that developed Polio like paralysis in the Oral Polio vaccine.

Bottom line, why wait for everyone to catch on about the toxicity of vaccines?

I got the LIVE Polio vaccine. I had bad reactions. Too bad for me, right!? I was part of ONE big experiment and as a child I was unable to say, "no" to vaccines.

These posts are short little segments to get you thinking.  They are intended to get you to reading like I have. I encourage you to begin browsing on the sites listed in the past few posts and just read. Simple. Just begin to read. There is no doubt that you too will begin to question what you have been told to be true.

Have a happy and healthy week!
xo


Jeni Clark~

P.S. I'm taking a few weeks off from blogging :) I will be back in February with more thought provoking posts and yummy recipes!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vaccine Ingredients

Most people do not read the ingredients in their food, let alone the ingredients in a vaccine. Yet millions of people choose to inject vaccines into their newborns, their children and into themselves.

Vaccine ingredients are made public and anyone can view them on line or on the box themselves. Its public knowledge, yet very few do. Very few question vaccines, what's in them and if they even work.

Brace yourself.  This may alarm some of you who choose to inject the following harmful chemicals and neurotoxins into your bodies and into your children.

FABULOUS web site: http://www.vaxtruth.org/  PLEASE make time to visit their web site. Please!

The following information was taken from http://www.vaxtruth.org/:

Vaccines like DTaP, HIB, IPV, Hep B etc.. contain ingredients such as:
Aluminum Phosphate, Aluminum Sulphate, Formaldehyde, Bovine Extract, Monkey Kidney Tissue, Lactose, Yeast Protien, Soy Peptone, etc... the toxic list goes on and on.

Those ingredients might sound foreign to those who do not understand what they are. To sum it up: TOXINS!  Look anyone of those ingredients up on line and begin to read.

Taken from www.vaxtruth.org : 
Just aluminum: Did you know, most infants get the Hep B vaccine at birth.  Hep B vaccine contains 14 times the amount of aluminum that is FDA approved. Do you understand what aluminum does to your body? Please see http://www.vaxtruth.org/ for more information on this vaccine as well as all of the others.

Brace yourself, the truth is startling! If you have already vaccinated, grab your box of tissue, you will need it! Most parents have NO CLUE what they are consenting too when they vaccinate their child. I mean honestly, if you knew you were injecting formaldehyde into your infant, would you honestly allow someone to do that? Also, I remind you, take a peak at your nurse who is administering the vaccines next time you are at your doctors office (and your doctor for that matter)! Are they healthy? Hmm?

Viruses like Epstein Barr (mononucleosis), HPV (warts), HSV (herpes), deafness, blindness, seizures etc... Side effects of vaccines? You decide. I know what I believe.  BUT you must do the reading. I can only present some information, the rest is up to you. Take control of your health. Gain the knowledge that I have gained over the years. Just start reading, a little at a time. Come to your own conclusion versus doing what you are told and not questioning.

I am forever grateful for the ability to read and to seek the truth!  Reversing the damage of vaccines is no easy task but I will never stop. Ever. Until we reach of God given right to be healthy!

Have a happy and healthy week!

xo
Jeni Clark~

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

GET YOUR FLU SHOT! (for last years bug) Huh!?!?

Yep, if that sounds crazy, well, it is!

Oh vaccines! I cant think of a more crucial topic to blog about beginning immediately in 2012.  Sorry vaccine companies, you wont fool or scare me into injecting poison that doesn't even work into my system!

So here we go!

Over the holidays I did lots of running around like many of you probably did as well. One day stood out in particular. 

We walked into Walgreens and over heard on the intercom continuously, "Get your flu shots today!" Blah blah blah...
(sigh)
We then head to Jewel and there is a HUGE sign right outside their door, "Flu shots here!".
(sigh)
We then head to Walmart and sure enough there is a woman, obese and super unhealthy herself, at a booth giving "flu shots daily". Hmm?? Trust HER with my health?? Hmmm, I think NOT.
(sigh)
Then we drive past CVS and sure enough on their billboard, "Need a flu shot? Get it here today!"
(another sigh)

That was it. I have read and read and read so much on vaccines over the years that I know better. What hit me was that MOST people have not read ANYTHING about vaccines and they just do as they are told. Scary. Very very scary.

See, the bottom line is, in my opinion, if you take care of your body, flu (and other bugs) don't have a chance to take over your system. However, if by some chance they do get in and take over, if you are healthy, your immune system works properly and kicks the viruses butt! But who do you know that you can honestly say is "healthy" these days? Hard question, huh?

It is my strong opinion, healthy people don't need to get vaccinated and they certainly do not "fear" illness.  It is also my opinion that UNHEALTHY people should NEVER get vaccinated. Their sick bodies cannot handle what is in the vaccine.

Flu vaccines contain chemicals that cause neurological damage.(http://www.vaccinetruth.org/)  Period. No question about that one. Rise in autism!? Coincidence? I think NOT.  Rise in the nine zillion different auto IMMUNE disorders a coincidence? I think NOT. (Stay tuned, another blog post on the way!)

Have you read the vaccine ingredients before injecting it into your system? No? Why not? You would be shocked what is allowed to be injected into our bodies! (Stay tuned, another blog post on the way!)

With our unhealthy population of adults and children (continuing to get unhealthier) vaccines are the LAST thing we need to be injecting into our system!

Vaccine companies claim the shot is only good for LAST years viruses. So, call me stupid, WHY the heck would I inject neurotoxins to prevent me from catching LAST YEARS BUGS!?
(sigh)

I LOVE Natural News! PLEASE check out their site! It is filled with the truth! Here is a quote that just was emailed to be via their newsletter:

"Vaccines wear off, they say

Yep, that's their cover story. The vaccines "wear off."


But hold on a minute. There's something fishy about this. Because human antibodies normally last a lifetime, remember? That's why you don't get the chicken pox over and over again; because the first time you got the chicken pox as a kid, your body created chicken pox antibodies and those antibodies last a lifetime.


Thus, your immune system offers you lifetime immunity from the chicken pox.


The vaccine industry false tries to claim its vaccines work exactly the same way: They cause the body to produce antibodies against a certain viral strain. But there's something you're not being told about vaccines: They don't really produce the same quality and strength of antibodies that your own body would produce from a natural infection and recovery. That's why the vaccines "wear off" and leave you with zero protection from the very strains they inoculate you against.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032558_flu_shots_wear_off.html#ixzz1iPTNnOnA " end quote~
Also, did you know there are NO credible clinical trials on the effectiveness of the flu shot before they are given to the people?
YET, there are SEVERAL clinical trials on Vitamin D to support immune function PREVENTING the flu!
 
That's the key people, PREVENTION! Don't consciously inject neurotoxins and poison into your most likely already SICK body! It makes NO sense what so ever!

Then there is the financial aspect to all of this... (stay tuned, another blog post on the way!)
Vaccine companies make BILLIONS of dollars. BILLIONS, off of SICK people. There is NO incentive to get you healthy. NONE. They would be bankrupt.

Doctors too... sorry, but I have to go there.. there is SO MUCH MONEY to be made on SICK people.
I have not gone to the doctor in over 3 years for an "illness". Not once since changing my lifestyle. Prior to that, I was at the doctor CONSTANTLY. Once a month? Probably. I paid a fortune for health insurance back then and gave countless money to pharmacies like Walgreens. Those days are over for me. Thank goodness for all I have learned!

There is a time and place for doctors. No doubt. Doctors saved Calei's life. I am forever grateful for their knowledge, expertise and skill in life and death scenarios.  There just needs to be balance. Right now, there is no balance.

I know my opinion may stir a lot of fear and anger in many people. That is fine. Fear and anger stem from a lack of understanding and knowing. That was my goal today, to get people to start READING and QUESTIONING what they are being told to do.

Peace.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Jeni Clark~