Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dreading that Colonoscopy?

Those of us who have reached that monumental age of 50 know that we get to look forward to the day when we can have a colonoscopy. What joy! What fun! -- Not!
Now that I promote the Kangen Water to drink I have learned a little bit about colons. A clean, healthy colon = a healthy body. A dark, unhealthy colon = an unhealthy body. Everything you eat eventually passes through the colon. So, a good diet would be considered crucial for good health.
I know that it is difficult to eat tons of veggies every day. I also know that avoiding meats, junk foods and desserts is also very hard to do. Most everything in our diet is very acidic...and disease LOVES an acidic body. Cancer thrives in an acidic body.
How can we make our body more alkaline? The easiest way is to drink Kangen Water...a premium alkaline water loaded with antioxidants to slow down the aging process.

Dave Barry, who writes for newspapers around the country recently wrote some funny one liners to be used when having a colonoscopy. Here you go....Enjoy!

On the subject of Colonoscopies...

Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:

1. 'Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone

2. 'Find Amelia Earhart yet?'

3. 'Can you hear me NOW?'

4. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'

5. 'You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally married.'

6. 'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?'

7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out...'

8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!'

9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!

10. 'Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'

11. 'You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?'

12. 'God, now I know why I am not gay.'

And the best one of all--

13. 'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up

So...on that note....have a great day!

Want to see some Before & After shots of colonoscopies with Kangen Water....

Colon Videos

To Your Health.....Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Which Country Eats the Best Foods for Healthy Living?

I really wasn't surprised to see how poorly Americans rated in this 'healthy food' contest. But it was very interesting to see how other countries did.

How many whole foods do you eat each day? How many things do you eat that are processed? You might be surprised at how often we reach for a processed food.

I like Natalie and her Nutrition Clips.....Here's this one on how countries on the world compare for weekly purchases of food.

Have a healthy day!

Debbie, The Allergy Queen.... http://www.info4juiceplus.com/ (whole foods in capsule form!)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Are Mice smarter than people about 'Junk Food'?

I found this article to be quite interesting.

Lesson of the Week:
School Lab Rats Freak Out on GE Food
Schools in Wisconsin are showing kids the dangers of genetically engineered (GE) junk food with some unique science class experiments. Sister Luigi Frigo repeats the experiment every year in her second grade class in Cudahy. Students feed one group of mice unprocessed whole foods. A second group of mice are given the same junk foods served at most schools. Within a couple of days, the behavior of the second group of mice develop erratic sleeping schedules and become lazy, nervous and even violent. It takes the mice about three weeks on unprocessed foods to return to normal.

According to Frigo, the second graders tried to do the experiment again a few months later with the same mice, but the animals have already learned their lesson and refuse to eat the GE food.

Does this tell you something about the nutritional value found in Junk Food? Basically just makes you feel bad, in the long run. Even mice figured that out!

Need to find a way to include those 7 or more fresh fruits & veggies into your diet???

This is the easiest way I have found!

Have a healthy day...

Debbie Mumm, The Allergy Queen.... www.info4juiceplus.com

If a Hurricane was headed towards your home, what would you do?

Living in the midwest we are used to not always having predictable weather. However, we have never had to face a hurricane here. As Hurricane Ike approaches Texas I can't help but think how it must feel to in the hurricane's path and see this message that the National Weather Service issued yesterday....
"Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single-family one- or two-story homes may face certain death. Many residences of average construction directly on the coast will be destroyed," it said.

That is pretty scary! What would you do? Would you stay in your home and try to ride it out? Or would you take what you could and leave?

I look around my home and know I love the 'stuff' in my home...it is the place our family gathers in. However, I don't think I'd risk my life or my family's lives for 'stuff'. It'd be really hard and I pray I never have to make that choice.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people effected by Hurricane Ike. I am sure we'll be reading about this for days to come.

I am sure the people there are concerned about their homes surviving the storm, but the rest of us still have to clean, do laundry, etc., in order to keep our homes and family healthy. Have you seen the awesome cleaning products offered by Air Doctors? It is so strong...kills bacteria, viruses, molds and more for up to a week after contact & it is completely non-toxic. They came and cleaned our carpeting...which really needed it. It looks great!

P.S....Until 10/15/08 if you place an order for the cleaning product or the laundry product I will send you a FREE hand sanitizer (valued at 5.95). I love the hand sanitizer since it kills bacteria but does not use alcohol...which can be drying, not to mention, toxic.

Hurry over to Air Doctors to see their great cleaning products.

Let's keep our Texan friends in our thoughts as they handle Hurricane Ike!

Debbie Mumm, The Allergy Queen www.healthy-environments.com/safe-cleaners.asp

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Ready for a Healthy School Year?

School has started and the kids have mixed feelings about going back to school. I can tell you honestly that I had no mixed feelings...they were ready to return to a school schedule & I was ready to let them go! Ha!

However, after sleeping late all summer, eating lots of fresh fruits and getting plenty of sunshine, my kids stayed healthy all summer. Now that they are back in school it only took one week for Tania to get a cold. Her middle school is freezing inside...and I truly think it is suffering from 'sick building syndrome' as Tania gets frequent headaches when in that building. Otherwise, she rarely gets them. Especially with middle school kids and older, it seems they still don't get to bed early enough and have to be out at the bus stop by 7 am. Then they don't eat much that is healthy all day...except for maybe at supper, if you are lucky.

I am very glad I found out about Juice Plus. It is a whole food supplement, in capsule or gummy form, that contains 17 fruits and veggies. So, even if my kids are trying to eat healthy....the recommended amounts of fruits & veggies is 7 servings per day. That is a lot of most people to try to eat.

So the Juice Plus is a nice supplement to add to our diet. It helps keep everyone regular also...a definite plus! I sent Kellen (our 18 yr. old) off to college with Juice Plus in the hopes he'll add it to his diet while away from home. It sounds like he remembers it most of the time.

I am preparing for my first Wellness Presentation in my home on Wed., Sept. 10th to show people the importance of adding fruits & veggies to your diet. Should be interesting.

Check it out.... Juice Plus Info
Have a Healthy Day!
Debbie Mumm, The Allergy Queen.... www.info4juiceplus.com