Please click to read this very illuminating article from gutsense.org.
Is MiraLAX The Next Vioxx?
Pasted from the article:
“Ethylene glycol is chemically broken down in the body into toxic compounds. It and its toxic byproducts first affect the central nervous system (CNS), then the heart, and finally the kidneys. Ingestion of sufficient amounts [as little as 30 ml — KM] can be fatal.” 
Technically, PEG is an osmotic laxative. Because of this property, it blocks the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Its extended use may result in severe malnutrition-related disorders, particularly in young children and older adults."
“As of March 2012, the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System showed 2257 reported adverse events related (in any way) to PEG products - up from 7 in 2001. Included in the adverse events reported are serious kidney, urinary, bowel, blood, skin, and neuropsychiatric symptoms - and at least 3 children's deaths."
Read the full article for full disclosure. The label clearly states “Use no more than 7 days”.
The approval letter submitted to the FDA states the usage is for Occasional Constipation, yet children everywhere, including one close to my heart, are the victims of nasty chemicals and greed. What happened to healing foods Mother Nature has to offer?
I dream of a world where we can all live in love and harmony - to the new world!
Pictures and information from: http://www.gutsense.org/gutsense/the-role-of-miralax-laxative-in-autism-dementia-alzheimer.html
It's funny. I started the series 'Fearless Friday' 2 weeks ago thinking I would face a new fear each Friday. By Saturday I realized it wasn't about facing a fear once a week, but everyday. Now, just two weeks later, I see it all much differently. Each day we have a choice. Will it be fear or will it be love. Which force will guide us. I hope we may all vibrate with the frequency of love through and through dispelling all fear. I've decided to hitch my horse to love full-time!
My sweet husband Gerald Clark walked the walk this last Wednesday and took his stand with no fear. He took the truths that burned in his heart and shared them with humanity for all to hear on Coast to Coast AM radio with George Noory. Divulging secrets hidden from mankind, secrets found within his new book "The Anunnaki of Niburu: Mankind's Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Destroyers, Saviors, and Hidden Architects of the...New World Order."
The Project Avalon Forum writes:
"If like reading or listening about the Anunnaki this show is definately
a must listen. Gerald Clark has a master of science in electrical engineering,
He has a BS in computer engineering.He was awarded several patents for
his free space optical laser communication field." (emphasis added)
Listen here on YouTube!
Jerry took a stand for humanity. He values integrity and truth more than most human beings and with that passion he is bringing forth a new light to humanity. Without fear, he broke it down for us. According to the god table:
He also advises that the Anunnaki never left and are working with the government. I remember having a hard time taking this all in when I first heard this. I come from a strong Christian upbringing. I listened to my spirit though and I knew he wasn't lying. I wanted to learn more. I never understood how a god could punish his people. I didn't understand how they lived so long. Now it all makes sense. My mind has been continuously blown ever since I met my husband, and I can't wait to see where the next part of our journey takes us!
Without fear he is illuminating others and sharing his love frequency with all to hear. Please listen to him today and buy his book on Amazon.com!
"Amazon Best Seller with 5 stars! An intoxicating-can't keep your hands off-it-kind-of read! Gerald takes concepts that are hard to grasp, and naturally makes them easy to understand. Everyone wants to know mankind's true origins. Have an open mind and be ready to be blown away! I love how each word was carefully selected, the examples were fun, and invited the reader to participate. I even laughed out loud at times at his sense of humor and give this book my full recommendation! It is time for humanity to change... Amazon Best Seller with 5 stars; All my love." - Christa Clark
What's next? Stay tuned....
Carrie Forrest is a graduate student in public health nutrition, author of the popular blog, Carrie on Vegan, and creator of the best-selling app for iPhones and iPads, Vegan Delish, featuring over 125 healthy recipes made using whole food ingredients. As a thyroid cancer survivor, she is keenly aware of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Carrie has been vegan since 2010 based on her love for animals and a commitment to making the world a more compassionate place.
Read more in our interview!
Christa: Hi Carrie! I’ve been reading your blog, Carrie on Vegan, for awhile now. I love the ingredients you use and not to mention your fresh and easy recipes! What inspired you to create a recipe app?
Carrie: Thanks Christa! I’m so happy that you wanted to interview me. I’ve been blogging since 2010 and it got to the point where I had so many recipes that I wanted to either do a cookbook or a recipe app. Vegan Delish is in many ways a digital cookbook, with the added bonus of the special features like a shopping list and social media sharing and the ability for me to continually add new recipes or tweak the older ones to make them better.
Christa: A recipe app is so innovative. How did you embark on creating the app? What has been the biggest challenge?
Carrie: Creating the app was a huge project and it was a lot more work than I originally anticipated. The biggest challenge has definitely been the technical side and managing all of the moving parts that come with a web-based project. Also, I have to say, there are a lot of expenses that come with any big project, and I took a leap of faith to use my personal savings to get the app off the ground.
Christa: What has been the response of the vegan community to Vegan Delish?
Carrie: My app has been embraced whole-heartedly by both the vegans and non-vegans and I can’t tell you how much it means to me. In the first few days of its release, Vegan Delish was in the top 15 Paid Food & Drink apps on iTunes and it continues to break sales goals as the word spreads. Because of its focus on healthy recipes using whole food ingredients, I love that Vegan Delish has a broad appeal to anyone who wants to add easy new recipes to his or her kitchen.
Christa: There are so many incredible recipes to choose from. Do you have a favorite?
Carrie: My favorites change, but right now I’m in love with the Dessert Hummus for a healthy treat and my No-Bake PB&J Pie for something more decadent. I even created a “Summer Recipes” category for recipes that are especially good for hot weather. Those include some other current favorites including a Marionberry Ice Cream Pie (dairy-free, of course), BBQ Baked Beans made in the crockpot, and a Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
Christa: Carrie, what’s the long-term goal for your app?
Carrie: I envision Vegan Delish as becoming the go-to mobile resource for healthy, plant-based recipes. Just in recent months, I’ve started adding recipes from contributors that I hand-select for taste, simple ingredients, and easy instructions. Some of those recipes include Buckwheat Pancakes with Maple Cashew Cream, Almond Rosemary Crackers, Zucchini Corn Fritters, and Quinoa Mango Salad. So, the app continues to just get bigger and better with new recipes and constant improvements.
Christa: Thanks, Carrie, for talking to us about Vegan Delish and best of luck in the future!
Carrie: Thank YOU, Christa, and to your readers for your interest and support. :)
Carrie has generously offered to give away three free downloads of Vegan Delish. You must be a U.S. resident, though, and have access to an iPhone or iPad.
To enter subscribe to Artistic Vegan! 3 Winners will be selected at random Sunday 8/25/13 by 7 pm PST. I will email you to confirm you are a U.S. resident and have access to an iPhone or iPad. Once confirmed I'll forward your email address to Carrie with Carrie on Vegan! Carrie will be in touch with the promo codes and instructions. Thank you Carrie for your generosity!
I have personally downloaded and tested the Vegan Delish app. I absolutely love it! It's very easy to use, has mouthwatering recipes, and I love the shopping list feature. I made Carrie's Berry Walnut Salad Dressing last night and it was sensational! Jerry said "Oh, yum" with his first bite. Try it out for yourself!
Berry Walnut Salad Dressing
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Vegan Delish and Carrie on Vegan
Combine berries, walnuts, garlic, onion, vinegar, soy milk and dates in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
Learn more about the Vegan Delish App!
Looking for EASY and HEALTHY plant-based recipes? Vegan Delish is the app you’ve been waiting for!
For new and veteran vegans and vegetarians, plus those wanting to explore the benefits of a plant-based diet, Vegan Delish is a recipe app available for iPhones and iPads featuring over 100 recipes plus innovative tools such as a digital shopping list and searchable categories. Listed as one of the top 15 Paid Food & Drink apps in the App Store, Vegan Delish inspires users to make whole food, plant-based meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious.
Each recipe in Vegan Delish features step-by-step instructions to transform simple ingredients into flavorful, health-promoting meals that everyone will enjoy. Best of all, the recipes are 100% vegan, gluten-free, and made with minimal oil, salt, or added sugars.
For only $2.99, you receive over 100 mouth-watering recipes including:
• Mock Tuna Salad,
• Cauliflower Pizza Crust,
• Vegetable Quinoa Salad,
• Avocado Chocolate Pudding,
• Brown Rice & Lentil Salad,
• Veggie Sushi Rolls,
• Red Lentil Dal, and
• Almond Date Balls.
Plus, once you purchase the app, you get forever access to all of the new recipes that update automatically.
All Vegan Delish recipes are carefully selected and tested for taste, nutrition and simple instructions including mouth-watering photos.
For additional information, please visit Vegan Delish on Facebook @ Vegan Delish or at www.vegandelish.com.
A portion of profits from Vegan Delish supports vegan causes.
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Shine on world!
Have you looked in and asked yourself what is holding you back lately? What are your true dreams, your hearts desires? I believe when we erase fear we are left with love.
Upon posting last weeks introduction to Fearless Friday I was immediately tested with fear after fear. It's funny how that works. I instantly realized it's about facing your fears every day. We went to an event out in the desert to help promote Jerry's new book and decided to camp nearby. I always seem to face fears in the desert. I think it has to do with it be so desolate, hot, dry and expansive. It could probably be seen as undesirable to some but once you get comfortable, create a sanctuary of your own, it can actually be quite harmonious and heavenly. You can go on a walk and be completely alone and at first the feeling is eerie and kind of frightening but then it expands into limitless space.
We picked a spot next to this beautiful hedge of trees. The tree was full of life. You could hear the buzzing of bees, see the huge bumble bees, beautiful flying beetles and hummingbirds floating about. My husband and I brought up our solar generator (he created) and our mini fridge so we could camp in style. This is one way we turn a hot desert into a happy oasis. Nothing beats cold water and fruit on dry hot summer day.
Here are some of the eats we enjoyed:
Granola, banana chips, mixed nuts and cranberries covered in almond milk and topped with a juicy peach and a ripe banana.
Fresh Melon and Almond Butter & Jelly sandwiches on homemade bread.
The first fear I faced was the fear of flying buzzing stinging things. As I was nesting in our new "home" for the weekend a bee came in our tent. I became nervous it would sting me. I oscillated back and forth. Unsure of how to go about it. I finally got out a jar, successfully captured the bee and then realized I forgot the most important part...the cover on top! I had to muster up some courage and try again. With a cover on top, I tried again. This time I was able to successfully release the bee. It flew off and I realized it was no big deal. The bee was alive and I was happy to have faced the fear (with or without much grace). Later that even we enjoyed a delicious dinner for two and star-gazed.
The rest of the trip I chilled and the bees floated in and out of our tent and I even saved a few more. I was at peace with mother nature and myself.
The next day we attended a lunch and gave George Noory a copy of Jerry's new book.
While at the luncheon we met a drummer who invited us to play the didgeridoo at the dinner hall later that evening. Jerry thought it would be a good opportunity to overcome my next fear and finally SING in public. This brought up the fear of judgement and learning to find my voice. I practiced in our tent and with our amp. We showed but never found our drummer. So instead we played our didges and drums and met some really awesome people! I even got a rad clip of Jerry and Rob, I bust in a little towards in the end. Check it out! Before Rob left I asked if I could sing a song as to not miss overcoming the fear. I did, not very confidently or great but I did it.
We left feeling elated. We later played our didge and drum at our tent. Soon we had some nearby campers invite us to join their circle with a guitar, we joined in with the didge and drum. Jerry drew a line in the sand as if to show I could move past that line if I chose to sing. The guitar player David didn't know the song I wanted to sing, so I tried to sing it solo and everyone got silent, my voice cracked and was hard to find. I tried again, and sang it again. David took the lead and started whaling on some songs. When I realized I knew the lyrics I joined in, grabbed the microphone and belted it out! In that moment I faced the fear and felt free. Jerry drew an arrow past the line and it was like walking through a door so to speak.
There were a considerable amount of fears to overcome, it was an adventure that's for sure. What fears are hiding in you? When you face your fears, you grow, you change. Those old fears are like your old self and it no longer has a foothold on you when you decide to face your fear, let go and move on. Let us remove our fears, fulfill our dreams and vibrate in the frequency of love.
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
P.S. When we got back into the city Jerry had a call from the producer. Guess what? Jerry (Gerald) will be on Coast to Coast AM Radio on Wednesday August 21, 2013 for a 3 hour talk with George Noory discussing his new book! I'm so happy for him!!! Tune in if you please!
Chocolate Hemp Protein Powder combined with fresh bananas, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple and a few dates makes for a happy belly. Plus it tastes amazing.
I stocked up for the week at the grocery store, came home and realized I neglected to have my morning shake! Thankfully I had fresh bananas from the store and within 5 minutes I was gulping the shake down. I can honestly tell a difference when I drink my shake.
I feel stronger, rejuvenated and rebalanced. My energy is restored and I feel ready to take on the next task. Smoothies are a great way to join a mixture of ingredients, especially if you have anything that is going bad. I love to peel my ripe bananas, break them into pieces and freeze them. They work out magnificently in shakes.
Want to know what I learned today? If you have a fresh pineapple, set it on its side while it ripens so it allows for more evenly distribution of the sugary sweet juice. Who knew? Thank you Duane from Trader Joe's! :)
Making this smoothie is a piece of cake! Here is how:
Have a healthy and happy day!
Lately I've been creating large batches of foods that we love. It just makes sense. Why not have quinoa and beans on hand and large batches of salsa. Why not have pre-made hummus ready for dipping or enjoy a loaf of homemade bread with almond butter & jam. I say yes please! Nothing tastes better than homemade or homegrown especially when it's created with the frequency of love.
Our friend has been graciously sharing his tomatoes! We've been in heaven making large batches of salsa. Is pouring it on meals wrong? It's soooo good! Who needs a chip, use a spoon!
We shared some tomatoes and look what came back?
Fresh corn on the cob, a homemade dinner and more, I'm so thankful!
I thought I'd share my favorite way of making salsa so you can enjoy it too!
I like to get out the food processor, some mason jars and set up shop near my cutting board.
First, peel the garlic and place into the food processor with the chunks of onion. Pulse until desired consistency. Distribute amongst the jars.
Pulverize the jalapeño(s) depending on how spicy you like it and place in jars.
Add fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Next place chunks of fresh tomatoes in the food processor and pulse until desired consistency. Pour into jars. Add spices such as cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro and red pepper flakes.
Roll the jar to mix the ingredients well, feel free to shake it a little and you have salsa!
I just add a little here, add a little there and taste it at the end. Enjoy!
Add some avocados and you have some guacamole! :)
To vibrant health and happiness,
Good morning and Happy Friday!
I thought I'd start a new series called Fearless Friday, where each Friday a new fear is faced. A few years ago I made a decision to begin overcoming my fears. It started out in the desert on a camping trip. Jerry took me on a night walk by moonlight. You should have heard me. What was that? What's that? Eek? Jerry, what is that! Slowly, but surely I started to overcome fears. I never knew I had so many lurking in the dark.
One of my biggest fears has always been snakes. They scared the living daylights out of me. Then one camping trip we saw a rattle snake. It was huge! It was just resting in the shade, above from a water hole not bothering anyone. Jerry had taught me that we're not on their prey and reminded me that it didn't want anything to do with me. I could hardly hear him as my fear unglued me. He had me sit there and face me fear and I did, even with a million butterflies in my stomach. I even got this pic! Now I am not as scared and have enjoyed countless beautiful hikes from facing that fear.
A couple of years later we went swimming in a hole with a snapping turtle and a diamondback snake. Sometimes I wonder if he has life insurance on me. JK We had just picked wild berries and were covered in ticks and chiggers and needed to get them off quick. He scared away the snake and turtle and said well come on in! One step at a time (and some hollers) I overcame my fear!
Just this week we had a brown recluse in our home. Instead of having him take it outside like I ALWAYS DO, he asked to try to overcome my fear. I’d prefer starting with a daddy long leg spider but I did it! He reminded me that I wasn’t its prey and that the spider was still in shock from my scream lol. I held the paper over the cup, watched it very carefully and took it outside. I put the glass down and high tailed it back inside. You don’t have to overcome the fear gracefully. The next day, another spider. Only this time my daddy long leg. Another scream, yet another win. Plus, I feel way better having not killed either spiders.
There are so many fears. Some are creepy and crawly things, other fears are fear of death, fear of judgement and so on. Each time I turn around it seems I find a new one to face. But each time I face the fear, I grow stronger. I remember back and think well I did it then, so I know I can do it now.
I say face the fear, even if you are screaming and scared the entire time, but face it, feel the emotion and then feel the sweet sensation of overcoming the fear and watch a door open. I’ve been practicing it and it’s been really fun.
This blog wouldn’t exist if I didn’t start overcoming fears. So I ask you to begin thinking of what fears you’d like to overcome…there are only two things…fear and love….lets opt for the latter shall we?
The fear for this week was a video with voice. I’m still working on a yoga video with voice but thought I’d start with the garden. In under 4 minutes you can walk with me through our Urban Garden and see what you can do with a small space! The truth is, you can do even more! Click on Urban Garden to watch the video on YouTube!
Stay bright! Have a great weekend,
We went out to eat last night to celebrate Jerry's new book at our favorite restaurant in SD - Sipz Vegetarian Fusion Cafe! Every time I go I walk away extremely full and satisfied. I love that I can have "shrimp" and "beef"! The flavors and sauces they use rock. It's very inspiring. What is your favorite vegan restaurant?
For lunch we've been digging quinoa and cabbage wraps so I thought I'd combine them. Quinoa is one of my most favorite grains, primarily due to the way it makes me feel. My body instantly feels satisfied and gratified. I can feel my body thanking me for giving it the proper fuel. My youngest step-son JJ absolutely loves quinoa. When we first introduced him to quinoa he went crazy for it and will pick it over a unhealthier option any day, it's amazing.
Why do our bodies crave Quinoa? (Keen-wa)
It is also heart healthy, regulates blood sugar levels, promotes longevity, improves digestion an SO much more. Learn all about Quinoa from the history to present day use. Click here.
Knowing this makes me want to eat quinoa even more! It's a staple in our home and organic red quinoa was a sure treat offering a rich beautiful color. I made 2 batches on Sunday and have enjoyed it in salads, wraps, dinners etc. It's fabulous!
For this wrap I took a red cabbage leaf, topped it with homegrown mung bean sprouts,with pre-cooked quinoa, added some homemade salsa, ripe grape tomatoes and an avocado. Feel free to add your favorite dressing and mix up the wrap. Best part? It only takes 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of time!
Serves 2 - 350 calories / serving
I modified the photo of the red quinoa wrap, isn't it beautiful? You are eating a rainbow of health!
Good day! I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. I was craving a PB&J and created a Cashew Butter & Berry Goody! I placed fresh, ripe, sweet bananas on the bottom, with 3 frozen strawberries on the side, combined with little balls of cashew butter and a dollop of organic strawberry jam on top. It was a delectable treat. Within only 4 ingredients and 4 minutes to go, you too could be enjoying your very own Cashew Butter & Berry Goody!
And it's not too bad for you either, with 229 calories per serving of healthy whole-food ingredients.
I just took raw cashews with a little coconut oil and joined in our food processor. So yummy! Great on toast, crackers, desserts, brownies....etc... :)
May the sun shine on your face and kiss your cheeks,
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What was your weekend like? My husband published his book! He's been working for months and well years on gathering this data and has finally published the long-awaited secrets for humanity. I read the book and couldn't put it down, seriously. My brain was tingling as I read and at some times steaming. He pushed me to boundaries and had me face hard-hitting questions. I know it's not vegan but he does have a very informative section on Government Approved Chemicals which I highly recommend you check out. Support the love of my life and buy your book today at amazon.com!
After all that hardcore knowledge, my brain needed to air out. The ocean is my favorite place to do it, and Jerry loves it too. My feet sunk into the sand, touched the water and everything was all right in the world. I splashed in honor of my sweet step-son JJ and smiled sweetly. We stretched and did yoga and watched the many tourists pass by.
We stacked rocks & he won the contest by a landslide! ;)
Through out the day we expressed ourselves, reached new heights and then shared a beautiful sunset.
After reading his book and spending time by the shore I'm reminded of the quote above. The following day our friend came over and shared an incredible amount of tomatoes and very large garden fresh zucchini!
I couldn't help but play with the food!
Then I went GROCERY SHOPPING! I just love grocery shopping. Do you? I used to despise it. Then I dated a foodie who told me it was his most favorite thing to do because he would imagine all the good meals he would eat as a result of shopping and loved the savings of dining in vs. eating out. Ever since then I've looked at grocery shopping different and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I love to touch, feel and smell the produce.
Here are some helpful guidelines to use when shopping!
Always read the label! More often then not there are hidden ingredients that aren't good for you.
Buy Organic when possible!
Buy plenty of fresh veggies and fruit to keep your cravings at bay!
Try not to skimp on the good stuff. Allow yourself a treat.
Try something new! This week I tried a lychee!
Fresh peaches? My husband was my gracious photographer! Thanks honey! That evening I made 2 batches of quinoa and 2 batches of homemade salsa for the week and soaked some dried black beans. We've already enjoyed the salsa and quinoa for 3 meals in different varieties. Today the black beans are on the stove and homemade bread will be on its way soon. Life is good. As if all that weren't enough, my best friend sent me a beautiful apron this afternoon!
May life shower you with blessings and love!
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