Monday, March 23, 2009


Tonight was healthy Bealthy Blue!!!

We discussed "Our Body Our Temple".
What things add to our healthiness, balance & harmony?!

We've decided that this year's meetings will end with a personal challenge to learn and grow from within...kind of a spin of last years personal challenges, but with a twist...
Ideas and life habits that were discussed are as follows:
(but not recommendations or suggestions...just covering our booties :) We don't want you to say that you grew 4 green horns because we told you to try something!)
Now, to begin, I directly copied the following from an email that our darling beautiful Britony wrote! :) She has spent many hours on the conversations discussed at tonight's meeting so I figured I wouldn't re-invent the wheel, I would steel ! :)
"**Perfect Prenatal, New Chapter, 3/day...they say you must take one and will try to get you to take the one they offer from your OB's office. These are typically "lab-created" vitamins and minerals and your body has a tough time absorbing them and assimilating them into your system to really work at full potential. Much of it may just be passed right through your body and not be absorbed at all. The best supplements you can take are "Whole Food" supplements. They will say "Whole Food" (or sometimes "Mega Food") on the label and you can be sure that they are completely derived from plants, roots, &/or grains. Nothing "lab-created". I take this when I'm pregnant and not. Prenatal vitamins are all around great for women our age. It's just what our bodies need during these "child-rearing" years.

**Perfect Food, Garden of Life, 10/day...the best thing you can consume is raw fruits and veggies but if you're anything like most pregnant girls, it's a bit difficult to get those veggies down. They just don't seem to taste very good right now. Of course, eat as many veggies as possible, but this Super Green Formula is packed with Phytonutrients, sprouted grains and probiotics and is again a "Whole Food". This company puts out some of the best supplements out there. If you like doing less 'pills' you may want to try the green powders that are out there. There a couple really good ones. Let me know if you want that info. You can put a couple spoonfuls in your morning juice drink and it may not be too bad. (You just have to get used to the taste)

**Bone Strength (Calcium), New Chapter Organics, 6/Day...yet another "Whole> Food".

**C Food Complex (Vitamin C), New Chapter Organics, 4/day.

**Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic, Udo's Choice, 3/day...Probiotics are some of the best things you can put in your system to get good bacteria working for you instead of all the bad. (This is especially important to take when you're no longer pregnant and you get back to your occasional 'adult beverage'.) Sugars, alcohol, coffee, etc are really acidic and increase the amount of bad bacteria in your intestines.

**Udo's 3.6.9 Oil Blend, Udo's Choice, 14/day...I know this seems like a lot but these oils are so great for treating your system to valuable nutrients as well as lubricate your body all the way down (when you're pregnant). With my first pregnancy they told me I had to hold the baby in because my doctor had not arrived yet and he was basically sliding out (sorry for the mental pic). Plus, I think it may have helped with not getting stretch marks. Anything you put on your skin topically can not go deep enough where the stretch marks form which is in the cellular level. Best to go from the inside out. These are great to take when you're pregnant and not. **Cod Liver Oil (Lightly Lemon 1000mg), Carlson, 15/day or liquid...again, a lot. This is KEY to having a healthy and brilliant baby. (If preg.with the baby's brain forming right now there is noting better you can give it than omega's. And if you're breastfeeding.more of the same.) This brand has been proven to be one of the absolute best out there. The others have harmful levels of mercury and toxins. Plus, the lemon added is much better than the usual due to the lovely nature of frequent burping when you're pregnant. Lemon taste is much better than fish when it's belched up. ;) The Perfect Food, Oil Blend and Cod Liver Oil can all be taken in liquid form or in capsule form. With a sensitive gag reaction that I have> especially when pregnant I find it much easier to take the capsule form. Choose whatever best suits you. You can find these supplements at most of your more healthy markets (Sprouts, Sunflower, and Whole Foods). Sprouts is my favorite place. They seem to have the best prices. And lastly, some were asking about the cleanse I did. The products used are from Arise and Shine. You can get the products online or drive all the way down to East Mesa. You can find all that info on their website( If you go to their website you can click on 'About Cleansing' to get a bunch in great info and questions answered about their cleanse. If you want to read the cleansing guide, just click on 'Products', click on the photo for the 'Cleansing Kit' and after scrolling down they have the link to their 'Cleansing Guide'. You should get all the info you need to see if it's something that would be good for you and get going. It's not easy!!! But the rewards are spectacular. I really like their products. I am due at the end of June. I plan to breast feed for a few months. Once I'm done I will be doing a 28 Day Cleanse. I'll let you all know when I plan on doing it, but if any of you are interested it'd be fun to do it together! ;) You may want to start with a 7 Day Cleanse to get a taste. Just a thought. Please know that I am not a doctor! These are products that I've found that work well for me and am no way telling you you should take these products. You may want to check with your physician before taking any/all of these items I have mentioned above. (I have to cover my booty!) ;)
I really hope this even makes sense! I am not the most eloquent in my brain-dead-pregnant-state! Let me know if you have questions.
Here's to health, Britony"

Now, we mentioned other topics such as:
PROBIOTICS- Refrigerated and live cultures, powder form is better.
Gwenyth Paltrow has a good website out: it is always updated with what to eat and what to do :)
Also, Britony's friend Sarah has an amazing site and an amazing book:
Also, "toxic beauty" look at the site:

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