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  • RM

    21 hours ago


    Hello Healthy Friends:. I am doing the Body Ecology 30 day Detox Challenge, which started today. It is spring time and a perfect time to clean out the body and get my body excited about clean eating and a strong metabolism. I met Donna Gates last year, and have enjoyed her podcasts and products. Here is the 60 minute video for week one. I learned alot from watching this, and am excited to join her free group for the next month.



    http://bodyecologyu.com/course-delivery/detox-chal...



    I also used her fermented veggie recipe this weekend, and it was terrific. I am new to fermenting vegetables, and found her methods most helpful. I still have digestion problems, and she recommends having a couple spoons of cultured veggies with each meal. I am going to try this and will report back in a month. Here is the you tube link:


  • Sophie

    1 day ago
  • RM

    22 hours ago

    Excellent information. I joined their group and received a hardcopy of this document. I read it cover to cover. A must read.

  • RM

    1 day ago


    Happy Sunday Everyone. I steamed seven beautiful beets for the week, and had one again for dinner. I also made this wonderful asparagus soup for the week. Have a great week everyone. Stay true.



    http://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/asparagus-sou...




  • Dahlia

    18 hours ago

    Looks so good!

  • HolyCow

    5 minutes ago

    gonna try it next week. thanks for sharing.

  • RM

    2 days ago


    Shari, I was excited to read that you are starting another juice only reboot in a week. Are you starting on Saturday, April 29th? Is you son gone now, so you have the kitchen to yourself again? I am here to support you on your journey. Juice on.

  • Shari

    2 days ago

    Yes, I will be starting on the 29th. I want try making and freezing the week's juices and freezing those for later in the week this time instead of having to make them everyday after work. My son will be away for a couple of weeks, so I will have the kitchen until then. I have a beet juice with coconut water and other ingredients juice to try this time.

    Also, some other news. I became a grandmother yesterday morning. My oldest son and his wife have a daughter. Her name is Sierra Caitlyn. Mom and baby are doing well.

  • Sophie

    2 days ago

    Congratulations, Shari!!! What a wonderful blessing for your family! Welcome Sierra Caitlyn!

  • Shari

    2 days ago

    Thank you, Sophie! This baby will be a spoiled one. My daughter-in-law already posted pictures on a website for baby pictures called Tinybeans. Supposed it's for a baby journal, maybe like our baby books when our kids were babies. I had never heard of it before. They seem to have websites for everything these days.

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Congratulations Grandma Shari. Is this your first grandchild? Do they live near you? I hope so. I love the name. Sierra Caitlyn. Very beautiful.

  • Shari

    1 day ago

    Thank you, RM. Yes she is my first grandchild. They live about an hour away from me. I'll be going there after a work seminar on Thursday to see her since I will be closer to them at that time. I was invited to the hospital yesterday evening, but by the time my son called me, it was a bit late to get cleaned up and get down there with having to get up early for work today. The first name was her mother's choice. The middle name was my son's choice. He wanted an Irish name since his name is Irish. I like the names too. They sound good together.

  • Dahlia

    17 hours ago

    Congratulations Shari on your first grandchild.

  • Shari

    8 hours ago

    Thank you, Dahlia.

  • RM

    2 days ago


    Happy Saturday Everyone. Here is an interesting article on the benefits of Beet Juice. It is always exciting to be reminded and to receive confirmation about the importance of beets. When I think of beets I think of Dahlia, because she eats beets 3-4 times a week. I bought 7 lovely beets and healthy stems today, so having that for dinner tonight.



    https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/beet-juice-secret-sta...



    beetroot juice

  • Robin

    2 days ago

    RM my friend! Thanks for the reminder on the benefits of beets. They are one of my favorites and I no longer need to peel them before juicing as I've grown to like the earthy flavor. Glad to see you are still active here and doing well. I'm still over on the Sunshine Clubbe, slowly chipping away at the pounds and nearing my goal. Occasionally I stop by here and read all the wonderful information you and your fellow cooks provide. Warm Regards RM!!

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Hello Robin, I love it when you drop by. You are always welcome here. Transition and maintenance are an important part of the reboot too, so let us know how we can help you maintain your phenomenal weight loss. Hugs.

  • RM

    2 days ago


    I tried the suggested "hard boiled egg peeling" method that was posted here a day or two ago, and had a comical result. See my picture below, which shows the inside of the egg coming out but leaving much of the cooked egg white behind in the shell. I think that the egg really needs to be Hard Boiled for this to work. All the eggs I cooked today were a tad bit under hard boiled. I will try this method again next week, when I cook the eggs a bit longer than I usually do. I also learned that you do not want much water in the jar, as it softens the blows of the egg against the glass jar. I used a jar with a lid, which made this so much easier. Has anyone else tried this egg peeling method?




  • Dahlia

    17 hours ago

    Too funny. I have not yet tried it!

  • Sophie

    3 days ago


    Lots of interesting info in this post by Dave Asprey on Light Hacking for Better Energy, Mood, and Performance.

  • RM

    2 days ago

    Thanks Sophie. Fantastic article on sunlight and all it's wonderful benefits. I especially liked the information on letting your eyes periodically be take in sunlight. I have not read this before, so do let me know if others have studied this and if it is safe to do. Thanks.

    Light Hack #3: Expose Your Eyes to Light. Your eyes also respond to UV light, but in a totally different way. A little bit of sunlight in your eyes increases melanin ā€“ the same protein that gives you a tan ā€“ and more melanin in the eyes affects all sorts of performance-related markers. Melanin is an insulator for electrical connections between cells in the brain, which means that more melanin allows signals in the brain to move faster. This may mean faster reaction times, improved thinking ability, and of course, light sensitivity. People with lighter eyes are way more sensitive to bright light than those with more pigment.

    How to use it: Go outside in the morning or mid-afternoon sunlight and look at the sky for a couple of minutes. Do not look directly at the sun, just the bright sky. If you live in a place that stays pretty cold and dark in the winter, you can do this with your narrowband UVB light. Now, for the sake of disclaimers, Iā€™m not telling you to do this, but instead telling you what I do. And I stare at my UVB lamp without sunglasses for a couple of minutes per day to increase melatonin production. I can tell you it gives me a ton of energy and makes me feel pretty great. If you decide to do this, take off your glasses or contacts to optimize melanin production.

  • Sophie

    3 days ago


    Dahlia, this chart was posted to my sous vide cooking group and I thought you might find it interesting, even for when considering broth to egg ratios :)




  • RM

    3 days ago

    Wow Sophie, you continue to open my world to new ideas. I have never heard of Sous Vide Cooking, so I googled it and had no idea this type of cooking existed. How long has it been used? How long have you been using it? Did you buy the Anova Precision Cooker (attachment)? It looks very interesting, so defintely want to learn more. Do you cook your steak this way? I liked the examples they used for steak and salmon. I do often overcook things so this system might help me alot. Thanks for opening my world........

  • Sophie

    3 days ago

    RM, I love, love, love cooking SV! I have an Anova, bought on a steep sale back in August (?) and I use it frequently.

    Salmon is absolute perfection done this way, now so simple and stress-free. Grassfed beef is great, so easily dried out on the grill, no more. I actually cook all protein this way (except eggs, my favorite is the Chinese Steamed Eggs in the Instant Pot), can do veg as well - just read that corn on the cob is fantastic, also butter poached potatoes, asparagus...

    I belong to a group called Sous Vide Dummies on Facebook, loads of fantastic help and information shared. Oh! One excellent benefit to cooking SV is that less expensive cuts can be cooked longer to tenderize them, all while maintaining the doneness preferred - med rare ribs are no problem, for example. I don't eat pork, but peeps in the FB group rave about their results, too.

    I *highly* recommend investing in a sous vide immersion stick, there are a few on Amazon, the prices have dropped dramatically in recent years. Also, Anova sometimes sends a discount code to their email list (if interested in Anova, compare Target, Amazon and Anova direct to find the best deal).

    Oh! If you decide to get one, I recommend downloading the free Joule app (available to anyone, no Joule purchase required), has terrific "visual doneness" videos to help choose the temp to cook at, then asks for the thickness and whether or not frozen to give the cook time. I love being able to cook from frozen, I am terrible about remembering to thaw in advance.

  • RM

    2 days ago

    Thanks so much Sophie. I will definitely save up for this new fun kitchen tool. It really looks good. Do you just use Zip Lock plastic bags? Is there any danger with boiling food in plastic bags? Just wondered if any of the chemicals in the plastic come out into the food. Is there such a thing as a safe plastic bag?

  • Sophie

    2 days ago

    RM, I sometimes use Ziplock Freezer bags, though I mostly use my Food Saver and a roll of bag material that I ordered (FoodVacBags brand thru Amazon). I may invest in some Stasher silicone bags for smaller portions, am hoping they release larger bags soon. I was very concerned about cooking in plastic, did a bunch of research and *think* it is safe at these much lower than boiling temps that I cook at - I hope so! Here is an interesting piece that examines this question: Cooking Sous Vide - Plastic Safety.

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Thanks Sophie. I looked at the link you gave on Plastic Safety. It sounds like they have not yet developed a completely safe plastic bag yet, but that some companies are researching it now.

  • Dahlia

    17 hours ago

    Thanks, Sophie.

  • Sophie

    4 days ago


    I dropped the fascia blaster completely when I started sorting stuff most of the day, this reminded me I need to get back to it. I thought some of you might find this information interesting, too.

  • RM

    1 day ago

    Sophie, I wish I could find a massage therapist in the area that could use the fascia blaster on me. It just hurts too much for me to do it to myself. I saw there was a therapist in California, but none in Arizona.

  • HolyCow

    5 days ago


    even though this is probably the wrong place, i am happy to share, that this is day 50 of my fast. i will do 10 more days and then join this group for real. ;-)

  • Sophie

    4 days ago

    Wonderful!!! Good for you, an excellent accomplishment! :)

  • Shari

    4 days ago

    That's great! I will be starting another juice fast in a week but not sure how long I will go with it this time.

  • RM

    3 days ago

    Holy Cow, you are on a roll. Keep it going as long as you can. You will be very happy with your results. You can post here anytime, on a reboot or not. Look forward to hearing your next update.

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