Monday, March 28, 2011

POWERFUL Mystery drink, feeding me and Jer. Shakeology.

The mystery drink is Shakeology!!!!!!
It will no longer be a mystery now that I have tested and tried it on lots of my family. I am a very sceptical person when it comes to how something will work for me. Like it took me 3 months before I tried to see if there would be results from doing the HCG diet. Even as I lost a pound a day I had a message running in my head about how it was just not working on me.

My trial tests on Shakeology are first and formost was to see if the little guy would like it and he does. WIN thats how I feel about that because he is so picky that I often get stressed that he will not eat any veggies at all. Besides little brains neeeeed protein to be able to think and learn when its growing, along with some healthy fats believe it or not. Go watch the Doctors videos they are so informative wish I could add what my little guys doctors all said about it also.

Then I tried it on all the family members. We all did the green shake, I am not going to lie not so great and I ended up adding my own powdered chocolate to get it down. After a bit it does grow on you but it is just not the best tasting one.
NOW The Chocolate Shakeology now thats a huge WINNER. ITS the best healthy drink evvvver. Now remember I wasn't a big chocolate lover but this stuff is the cats meow.

Its like drinking a ice cream drink but its healthy. I am so goofy that I even lick the blender clean and use a scraper to get the last little lick off. As I type I am drooling and want another shake this morning even though one is really good enough. I add all sorts of things to increase the protein levels and get a completely good breakfast from it. Some might ask why not just take the blender and put all the good stuff in daily and make it from scratch. After 3 years of doing that with the Little guy I am kind of getting tired of thinking up stuff and would love to just have an easy mix on hand at times and the Shakeology helps in that area, besides he watches and sees one dang veggie go in and he won't drink it. It also is a heck of a lot more healthy then the pediasure that he is drinking to keep his calorie amount up. Along with the fact that a month supply is a whole lot cheaper for the Shakeology then what it takes to buy pediasure for a months supply. It is going to take a bit to slowly wean him out of his expensive pediasure, but at least now I know he is getting good healthy veggies and fruit in disguised modes. And here is one more plus the shakeology tastes good even if it goes in just plain water on a drive up to the doctors making it so that he still gets a full meal in a cup for the day.

My lovely mystery drink is helping me stay un-hungry and keeping my little guy well fed in spinach and fruit and green things stuff he just will not eat unless its hidden and this hides it well. There are videos that came with the drink. Those workout videos are kicken the gut up a ton. I love the nice steady workout that is well rounded that comes with the first time you order the package special deal. Just 30 min of moving with lots of variations. It is helping me tone up.

Most important to me right now is that I am doing the shakeology workout videos and starting to feel the tight abs that I want to have after being a fatty girl. Its something I didn't think would be a part of my life ever again. Now I know I have Willpower and POWERNSHAKOLOGY to get me there.

To all HCG people you can drink this stuff after your first week off of HCG during P3. I know I have tried it to see the results of how it works and you stay pretty steady with it as one of your meals. My Mom and sisters have used it also along with my Dad who uses it as his breakfast on the diesel truck that he drives. He already lost 5 pounds most likely because now his body is getting a healthy meal. C boy drinks it before his wrestling matches and soccer games. Jer the little guy drinks it at night in a bottle and the Hubby is getting his cholesterol level with it as his early on the go meal in the morning ( you know these busy health providers need to learn to provide for their own health first). 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Can be your most important meal of the day!

Don't leave home without it. It can even be in a 72 hour kits. What about a boy who needs a really good wrestle or soccer quick meal to get him to the next meal this is it. Last but not least feed a non vegetable eating child that wants to consume out of a bottle for the most part. Yep that's a really good food source for on the go.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Maybe you don't agree that eating green food is healthy for you but that's how I have always felt. Then came the day when I realized the I, me, yes the one and only was not getting enough green. You know that crisper in the bottom of the fridge? Mine was not ever filled with much greenery. I remember contemplating it but then only bought apples to fill one side of it. Once I started the HCG diet I had a realization the it was me and my shopping habits that kept the crisper empty. That is not how it is at our house now. My Hubby is so glad to have celery available to him at all times now of course he slathers his with peanut butter. Of course all the boys live on apples as their standby snack so its been a learning lesson to get them to like the Hubby's celery treat. C boy will eat every cucumber in the fridge if I let him. But we have one little guy who will just not eat anything that is green, slimy or resembling alive. So I have now resorted to feeding him a highly green healthy drink mixed in his pedisure or any other liquid form that I can get him to drink. These are some of the ingredients of this most incredible mystery drink. I am assured that he is now getting veggies along with all the protein that he needs.

Acerola is a fruit. It is rich in vitamin C, and also contains vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. People use it for medicine.

Acerola is used to treat or prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. Acerola is also used for preventing heart disease, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), blood clots, and cancer.

Some people use it to treat the common cold, pressure sores, bleeding in the eye(retinal hemorrhages), tooth decay, gum infections, depression, hay fever, and collagen disorders. Athletes use acerola for improving physical endurance.

How does it work?
The health benefits of acerola are due to its vitamin C content.
Source came from here.
Click to see one more point of veiw on Acerola fruit.

Camu-camu powder

The world's highest concentration of Vitamin C
Have you ever heard of the Camu Camu fruit? I hadn't either so I thought I would show you a few interesting facts about this fruit from the Amazon Rain forest. It is a small fruit the size of a large cherry. Residents in the areas where these low-growing trees are found often harvest the fruits directly into small boats or canoes as they row under the trees. The reason this fruit is so highly concentrated in vitamin C is because it thrives in lush rain forest soil enriched by the flood waters of the Amazon Basin. This fruit contains thirty times more vitamin C than an orange, ten times as much iron, three times as much niacin, twice as much riboflavin and fifty percent more phosphorus. It is a significant source of potassium, minerals and amino acids. So a "full-spectrum" vitamin C is an all natural nutrient rich nutritional supplement that is highly absorb-able by the human body using all of the natural cofactors required for nutrient assimilation.

Dr. Gary Null, Ph. D. has named Camu-Camu at the top of his list of compounds with antidepressant properties, as well it's effectiveness against the herpes virus. Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant, even in small amounts it can protect molecules in the body (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, DNA and RNA) from damage by free radicals that can be caused by normal metabolic processes and exposure to environmental toxins. Vitamin C is known to be able to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin E.

Additionally,Pure Camu™contains natural cofactors that support proper serotonin levels in the brain, enhancing and elevating mood.
Dr Mike Adams, aka The Health Ranger explains in further detail about the benefits of Camu Camu. "I'll tell you a secret about camu. Camu camu is the highest natural source of vitamin C in the world. And it's not just one isolated chemical (ascorbic acid), it's the full symphony of protective antioxidants. My research on this herb, based in part of the works of Dr. James Duke, leads me to the conclusion that camu camu crosses the blood-brain barrier and offers extraordinary protection to the nervous system. There is no question in my mind that this product can drastically reduce eye disorders, including macular degeneration, as well as protect the brain and nervous system from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia."

Put that name in and see all that is said about it.

There was a video that I watched when doing all this research that talked about how Camu Camu helps tissue growth. All I could think about was the fact that maybe it would help my little guys lung tissue grow faster since they say lung tissue will continue to grow until age 8 in little peoples lungs. Consuming these super foods that will help him is worth it to me.
Click to see this point of view.

Here is how some athletes use this amazing herb.

Cordyceps research

Many Pubmed studies have been done on cordyceps take a read here.

Macu root
One more good ingrediant to look at check out info here.
This article tells what organs of the body that it can help and how good info to know read here.

Sacha Inchi
What a super food we have here and one great omega source too. Check it out here.

Yep one more research info spot to review here.

Dr Oz: Best Snack: Inca Peanuts or Sacha Inchi Nuts
Dr Oz said that the best snack for weight loss are Inca Peanuts (also called Sacha Inchi Nuts) that come from Peru in the Andes Mountains. Inca Peanuts are high in omega 3′s and vitamin e, both of which fight off heart disease – plus it has lots of fiber. Dr Oz said that Sacha Inchi Nuts have 3 times the omega 3′s of walnuts and twice the fiber of walnuts


One cool prebiotic read here.

So after looking at a few of these cool ingrediants that are within my mystery drink I am impressed and ready to get others to see what they think watch to see reviews in posts ahead.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

HCG helps, eating and Dr. kudos to me.

I thought that maybe those who are reading my blog would like a few more spots that have good input about how to do the HCG diet. I do not get my product from this site but I really like the layout of how to make an HCG diet work for you. Click the link here to see their take on how they make it work.
I really like to pay attention to this girls success mostly because she is a diabetic and has been successful at making HCG work for her. Click here to go watch her video.
As for me this week I can really see that because I did not do a very good ending to the last round that I tried at Christmas time, well lets just say things are catching up to me. I also have had very crazy sporadic workouts, sick kids, busy at work and going to far away Dr, visits. but it will be ok I will be getting the weight back on track and under the control that I am used too this next week.
I really hate that lovely visitor Aunt Flo and the havoc that comes with her. I notice these days that I am ravaging hungry just before and it seems that I do not get filled up no matter what I eat.
One plus though is that this mystery drink I have been testing is really helping me and Jer be very very regular and for Jer that is a major plus. After seeing a huge panel of Doctors that follow his growth and mental capacity, weight, elimination and eye sight because of being born 3 months early we are getting a, he seems to be right on track, with the adjusted age that they use to do all these developmental measurements. The Hubby wished that he could have seen a lung Dr. that would give us a measurement but nope that was not one of the Doc's on the rotation this time. My favorite Doc is the one who has tons of experience of course because his very own son tested him in many ways and he told me if the only way to get my silly little guy to eat a piece of cheese is with chocolate on it go for it anything when he is this picky is better then nothing. Thank goodness he will take a vitamin these days so going without a few veggies is not hugely detrimental to his development. I told him about my super duper mystery drink that gets veggies into Jer without him realizing it and he said he had heard of it and to keep on using it that it was a great thing for growth of a little body with eating issues. It was salve to hear this Doc tell me that he thought I was doing a super good job with all the tricks that it takes to get Jer to eat even if I have to brush his teeth like crazy because he thinks drinking a powerpacked ( this means mystery drink, cream, yougurt, peanutbutter, spinach, fruit with no lumps that kind of thing) bottle all night is the only meal on certain days. He said believe it or not but kids with issues like Jers can really truly starve themselves if they didn't have Moms like me, yep made me feel pretty dang good after all.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What BPD does to Jer, oxygen and weight hand in hand.

This is a vest that shakes Jer softly with vibration to make the fluids and "boogers" as he calls them, come up from the bottom of his chest. It blows up with air and then oscillates at different rates to help the body break up whats in your chest if you have low lung capacity to expel it up out
In order to get him to sit for the 20 minuets we bribe with whatever we can think up. Books usually can get us through for the most part but today you can see there is a sucker and the kids did things like bring him trucks to play with. I usually have to hold on to him to get him to sit still long enough and now that he is bigger he tries to unclasp and get out. When he is really sick and overwhelmed with the coughs or lack of being able to cough it up out he will just lay still mostly out of exhaustion because if you can't get enough oxygen in your body then your not going to get very far. If you look close you can see that the vest is more puffed up with the vibrating air that is doing the shake the yuck loose in his little chest.
Last week he had to have the oxygen on during the day now that he is older he usually only has to sleep with oxygen on at night. When he was 1 and a half years of age we were able to take the constant oxygen off during the day, so to have to be tethered again did not make him happy this week. He willingly let me do a shaker treatment so he could get the halter off his face for the rest of the day. This was the smile he gave me when I said we could take it off if he did a shaker treatment. That's about the happiest I had seen that face all week.

You know oxygen is something you just can not live without. It is amazing all that it does for your body. Here are a few links that enlighten the need for oxygen. The statement that is about oxygen in this first link is rather closer to the end of the video clip but there are so many good things to learn before you get there that please take the time to hear all of the comments that Dr. Oz makes here.

Because of my success of losing my extra weight as of right now I beat the odds of needing oxygen but if you after losing weight didn't stop falling asleep in the middle of the day and slowed your snoring down pay heed to this guys way of fixing things in his life from lack of oxygen here and then maybe just maybe you should get a sleep study test to see whats going on with your breathing system.

There are many factors that we face when we have a kid with issues. What might I face for Jer's possible future when it comes to eating good foods and not succeeding to get him to some days and why I who wants to lose weight , and am always careful of what I eat, yet I turn around and put cream of all things in a bottle with my very cool mystery drink to bump the non eater child's calorie consumption up. Cream can you believe that, straight cream, ugh of course it has to be doctored cause he loves his pedisure the best and that hides the thick non sweet taste of cream. Now don't get me wrong cream has great fats in it to help a little brain grow its just that I wish he would consume enough of the other good fats that a body needs when your growing to keep a little healthy chub going on there somewhere. Enough chub that is so it would help him grow some great lung tissues, making it so he would never have to have oxygen assistance. Well at least for right now in the oxygen area he is back to breathing at a good rate and keeping saturated at least for today and we knocked that nasty cold out of here.
Read the complications of BPD in older children here.