Monday, July 23, 2012

Kangen Water on the News

Why drink Kangen Water?  What makes it different than other waters?  Watch and learn....

Deborah Mumm

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

Here are some Great Tips on 'How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Foods'--
(It is all about being a little creative!)

Getting Kids to eat good food and veggies--

- Hide Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and/or carrot in Spaghetti Bolognaise. Boil the veggies, then puree them and mixed them in with the sauce. 

- Puree the Veggies in a Quiche 

- Make meal time fun. Create pictures with the food, make a face and draw a mouth and eyes 

- Get a Cookie Cutter and make shapes out of mashed vegetables. 

- Do not offer bribes by saying "if you eat your peas, you can then have sweets or ice cream" You are planting the seed here that Peas are bad and Sweets and Ice Cream are good. 

- Do not offer them something else if they don't eat what you give them, they will learn that meal time is meal time. 

- Don't chase them around the house trying to get them to eat one more spoon full. 

- Have some sliced fruit for snacks. 

- In most Supermarkets in the Health Food Isle, you will find Pasta made out of corn in shapes for kids. This is a healthy pasta option. 

-Show them that you enjoy these foods by eating them often yourself.

- Finally as they get a little older, encourage them to assist in the kitchen in the cooking process and eat the food that they create themselves.

Have Fun...

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Are You Acidic Checklist?

Checklist:  Are You Overly Acidic?

Taken from “The Chemistry of Success”
by Susan M. Lark, M.D. and James Richards, M.B.A.

Lifestyle factors:
• I do not feel my best when I eat fast foods, fried foods, colas, and desserts.
• I do not feel my best when I eat red meat or red meat dishes.
• I do not tolerate acidic condiments like vinegar and lemon juice.
• I regularly consume processed and refined foods that contain chemical
• I regularly consume breads and baked goods made with white flour and sugar.
• I eat few fruits and vegetables.
• I drink more than one cup of coffee or tea each day.
• I frequently take ascorbic acid (vitamin c), aspirin, or antibiotics
• I do not tolerate alcohol
• I have a history of cigarette smoking
• I frequently travel by plane
Performance indicators:
• I often feel exhausted after vigorous exercise or very physical work.
• I often experience fatigue and lack of stamina.
• I run out of breath running up stairs or walking briskly.
• I am physically and mentally tired after an hour of desk work.
• I have a tendency to be pessimistic, with little energy for new projects.
Physical indicators:
• I have thin, porous bones.
• I have poorly developed muscles.
• I often experience muscle stiffness and soreness.
• I am over fifty years of age.
Medical history:
• I catch colds or flus frequently. I am susceptible to heartburn, cancer sores, food or environmental allergies, and sore throat.
• I have a history of osteoporosis, arthritis, gout, lung disease, or kidney disease.

Yes to 6 or more of these is a reason to be concerned.

**Learn to become more Alkaline...with more Alkaline foods and drinking a balanced Alkaline water!

Deborah Mumm 

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Do you Clean with Bleach?

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's Wife), and I want to share  it with you. 

  Her husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, And most
doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you ever smelled bleach in
a doctor's office? NO!!!

Why? because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work
in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They
are wiser and know better!

Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine,
folks! And it is deadly!  Peroxide was invented during WWI in the 20's. It was used twofold.  It could be used to kill in mustard gas or it can be used to help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals.

Please think about this:
1. Take one capful of Peroxide (the little white cap that comes with the bottle)
and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it
when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter
without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and
leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe,
or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. Fungus on your feet? Spray a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. Gangrene that would not heal with any medicine can be healed by
soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and Water and
keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic
system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to
kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into
a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right
away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the
50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You
will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages
but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or
dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help get rid of
boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing,
pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub
it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is
why I love it so much for this.

14. Another place it's great is in the bathroom, if someone has been
careless & has wet on the floor around the toilet & it's begun to smell
of urine. Just put some peroxide in a spray bottle & spray. In the
blink of any eye all the smell will be gone & the bacteria eliminated!

I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be
without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way
to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner! ' This
information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too.

Of course, I own a Kangen Water machine and can use the Strong Water from it to do all the above things for cleaning and sanitizing.  But if you don't have a unit yet, then go get some Peroxide.  Save money...and better for your health than breathing bleach! The Wetter Water

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Dangers in your Kid's Foods

 This is a great article written by Christine Farlow that I wanted to share with you!

Many additives in the food you feed your kids may be very dangerous to their health. But you'd never know it if you believed the claims of healthy ingredients on the packaging.

Take, for example, breakfast cereals. They are laden with sugar, hydrogenated oils and artificial food colorings. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, fatigue, depression, tooth decay, B-vitamin deficiency and indigestion. Hydrogenated oils are associated with heart disease, cancer and elevated cholesterol. These diseases, associated with old age, actually can start in childhood when kids eat hydrogenated oils and other foods that contribute to these diseases. Artificial food colorings are some of the worst additives found in foods and are most abundantly found in foods made to appeal to kids, like cereals, candy, gelatin desserts, fruit drinks and soft drinks. The worst are Blue No. 1, Blue No. 2, Citrus Red No. 2, Green No. 3, Red No. 3 and Yellow No. 6. Some of these colors are carcinogenic, cause tumors in lab animals and are not adequately tested.

If your child has asthma, eating raisins, dried apricots or some other dried fruit that contains sulfites may cause her attacks. Sulfites were banned in 1985 on most fruits and vegetables, but are still allowed on fresh-cut potatoes, dried fruits and wine. They can cause severe allergic reactions and have even caused death in asthmatics.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and free glutamate are flavor enhancers considered safe by the FDA. MSG may cause a variety of symptoms, including headaches, itching, high blood pressure and allergic reactions. Free glutamate, the active ingredient in MSG, may cause dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, drowsiness and even brain damage, especially in children. Because of bad publicity, food manufacturers found ways to hide MSG in foods they produce. They list the ingredients that contain MSG but not the MSG itself. Or they use free glutamates instead of MSG. For example, broth may be listed as an ingredient on a label. Broth may contain MSG, but the ingredients in the broth are not required to be listed on the label. Hydrolyzed soy protein, a common ingredient in tuna, is high in free glutamates, but does not contain MSG. The label can legally say no MSG.

Even if the label says "all natural ingredients" and "no preservatives," the product could contain harmful additives. Almost all packaged foods, even so called "health foods", have additives in them, and many are harmful or inadequately tested. The manufacturer hopes you'll think these are healthy natural products, but if you read the list of ingredients, you'll find ingredients that are not common food items. If you learn to interpret food labels, you'll find that many of these ingredients are harmful or of questionable safety.

So, how do you know which foods are really safe to eat? Dr. Christine Farlow, in her handy pocket-sized book, FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not, now in its 2004 revised edition, makes it easy to identify which additives are harmful and which are not. She classifies over 800 commonly used food additives according to safety, whether they may cause allergic reactions and if they are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. In just seconds, the average person can find out if an additive in the food they're buying is harmful to their health. It's clear, concise and easy to use. Make this book your constant grocery shopping companion and you'll never again wonder about the safety of the ingredients listed on the package. You'll know.

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