Thrive Market Online Store Free Two Month Membership

Ever want to change how your eating from the not so good to ever awaiting great? But you just don’t know where to start and what should you buy? Below I’m gonna give you some beginners that you can restock your shelves with in the kitchen…so where are you gonna get em at a good price? I use Thrive Market…you can check out Thrive by clicking my affiliate link here:  http://thrv.me/mhrRw7

So what is Thrive Market? Thrive is an online store where you get all the natural and organic foods and staples known to man all in one place, at a discounted price. Some items are at least 50% off what you would pay in the stores, but prices vary on all items. If you use the following code when checking out: 2FREE

You will get two months free membership so you can get a feel as to whether or not the stores for you. I love it and all the variety it provides. They have all sorts of items that you can’t normally get in the store. For ex: Seventh Generation feminine pads. They are chlorine and toxic free. Yea we are gonna have a topic and discussion on that soon!

Certain foods really are packed with nutrition that can jump start your health. Here are some great picks for the five superfoods every newbie should get familiar with–plus five you’ve got to try if you’re already a superfood pro.

For Beginners:
Camu Berry

Reddish and about the size of a grape, the camu berry is the most concentrated source of vitamin C on the planet, which makes it incredible for rebuilding tissues, boosting immune systems, and increasing energy. The berries are also touted for their antidepressant qualities. This versatile camu berry and almond butter spread is a great way to try  it for yourself.

Bee Pollen

Nope, bee pollen isn’t going to kick your allergies into high gear. Bee pollen actually contains almost all of the essential B vitamins and all 21 essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein source. A scoop added into smoothies, or even just a spoonful dipped in raw honey, will deliver an entire day’s worth of nutrients!

Hemp

Hemp protein is an incredible, vegan-friendly way to get your daily intake of protein. Loaded with iron, amino acids, vitamin E, and omega-3’s, hemp products provide more healthy essential fatty acids than any other nut or seed.

Maca

Historically, maca has been used as an aphrodisiac—cue the romantic music—but this root commonly found in powder form does a lot more than help you out in the bedroom. Known for its energy boosting qualities, maca actually contains five times the protein and four times the fiber of a potato. Add it to nearly anything to get an extra energy boost!

Cacao

The OG of superfoods, cacao knocks it out of the park when it comes to health benefits. Cacao is a source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and chromium, which improves cardiovascular health and supports building strong bones. And it doesn’t hurt that it tastes great, too!

For Pros:
Mangosteen Powder

There is some research suggesting that mangosteen extract may have an effect on cancer cells, but the results aren’t concrete enough to promote this as a ‘superfood’ quite yet. Mangosteen is still super high in vitamin C and fiber, but if you’re looking for a more readily available substitute, papaya is a great choice, nearly matching mangosteen in every nutrient category.

Goji and Golden Berries

We love these little guys for their high nutrient content and great taste. Golden berries, a close relation, are equally tasty but have a lower sugar content and are higher in protein compared to other small berries. Try them over yogurt or in your trail mix.

Spirulina

Sea vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense eats available, but the salty taste can be overwhelming to some. Check out spirulina instead. Loaded with enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients, and trace elements, its actually incredibly high in protein. You can add it to water if you don’t mind the taste, but if you can’t stomach the flavor try it in tablet form.

Chlorophyll

Wheatgrass had a moment in the late 90’s, and if you tried it then you can probably remember exactly why you never did another wheatgrass shot again. Not exactly palatable in liquid form, wheatgrass has some redeeming qualities like its high iron and vitamin A levels,  but it turns out you’re just as well off opting for broccoli or chlorophyll instead! Bonus points to chlorophyll for it’s smell fighting properties.

Pearl Powder and Sesame Seeds

Pearl powder has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat acne and promote beautiful skin. While there are plenty of benefits to using crushed pearls for your skin, including the increase in collagen and the high concentration of calcium, you can bet that this treatment can get kinda pricey. Want to see the same healthy skin benefits? Try eating more sesame seeds. These little guys are high in calcium and packed with amino acids, plus they contain the healthy fats that keep your skin glowing and youthful!

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Frozen green gems…

So many times I have had to throw out fruits and veggies that I never got to eat and what a waste of money that became. Well I came up with the perfect solution! The ones I don’t get to eat I now simply juice or you can put them in a bullet and then I simply pour the liquid into ice cube trays and freeze them. After I freeze them I place them into a freezer container and use them as needed. I like to use these power packed gems in my smoothies and my shakes. Ice cubes for me make them thicker so I always use them. This cuts down the cost of me having to buy organic additives like protein powder for my shakes and smoothies. It also does away with the waste! So I’m saving money while still eating organic. You’ve just gotta try this!

Teaching those with ms and ms symptoms to eat naturally and organic while saving money.
Teaching those with ms and ms symptoms to eat naturally and organic while saving money.

Tuesday weekly deals on natural and organic products!

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Weekly specials and freebies for those with ms and ms symptoms to help them control their disease naturally.
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Natural Poultice for pulling out splinters, poison ivy, and more.

One thing I can say is that other then my love for my grannie, I also have a love for the natural remedies she taught me growing up. Yes, my grannie had been doing the natural organic thing all along. Matter of fact believe it or not, thats what all the older generations did. As time moved on we used our so called new technology to make better foods, cures, etc. My grannie always said its not so. She said she refused to change to such things. I now understand her on this. Anywho I figured since Summer is now in full swing, our youngins will for sure be running into the most dreaded thing of Summer…poison ivy and the likes. Not to mention things like bee stings! So how do you treat these as natural and homeopathic as much as possible? Can it even be done?

First let me say yes it can. I am gonna share with you something from days gone by. Its called a poultice. What is a poultice you may ask?  Poultices are made of fresh or dried plant material. Here is a simple example of a poultice that would have been used by your grandmother: A plantain leaf poultice, they would just chew up a bit of the leaf and then place the pulpy mass on the rash or affected area. They would then make sure to discard the old and replace it with a new one every once in a while. The poultice would pull the toxins out and you don’t want that to lay against your skin once its full of toxins which would irritate the skin.  If you have something against chewing a weed put some of your saliva on the bite then crush and roll the leaves in your hands and apply.

So where do you get plantain leaves at? Believe it or not they are probably right under your feet! It is a weed that grows everywhere, and most combat it out in their yards and gardens cause it grows in abundance. I will attach a photo so you will be able to identify it. If you decide to use this to treat rashes, bug bites, etc just make sure to pick it from an area that hasn’t been sprayed with any type of pesticide. Plantain is also good at drawing out splinters. Place some over the splinter and cover with a bandaid and in a short time you will see the splinter laying on the skin service. This is by far one of the best puller plants I know of. Ever used it? let me know in the comments!

Plantain for natural remedies for those with ms and ms symptoms to treat naturally.
Plantain for natural remedies for those with ms and ms symptoms to treat naturally.

Is whats in your shampoo hurting you?

Ever wonder whats in your shampoo bottle? If you have ever read the side of the bottle you may have noticed this one ingredient “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) If you don’t see it then it means your shampoo is  sulfate free. Usually you won’t even have to look for it would be mentioned in big bold print on the front of your bottle…By now you should have heard the hype from your hair stylist about using sulfate free shampoos… maybe you’ve wondered what exactly is the big deal about sulfate free shampoo and using it as a cleansing agent for my hair?

I know I did after being diagnosed with MS. I was taught how important it was to watch now what I put on and in my body and after a bit of research, I’m glad that I now use sulfate free shampoo. Sometimes I wonder if MS has taken or saved my life.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a very inexpensive, but a rather powerful, oil cutting agent that also helps aid in the foaming of soaps and shampoos. It’s been used for years in all types of soap and soap products from our shampoos to body cleaning products. Its also used in heavy degreasing agents that mechanics and the commercial industries use to clean their shop floors. So to break it down into lamen terms, SLS is the soapy in your soap. We like to put two and two together and think well soap plus bubbles equals clean right? Whats wrong with that?

This is a great ingredient in my shampoos too, right? I need my shampoo and soaps to be full of soap bubbles and able to cut the over abundance of oil I have. This is the best kind of clean right?…The huge issue here is that, even in diluted minute quantities, SLS can be irritating to the head and scalp, as well to your skin. Have you ever gotten that dreaded  shampoo in your eyes? Burned like hell already right? SLS is likely the cause of your now burning, reddened, tear draining eyes. As if this shouldn’t be enough to make one want to use a SLS free shampoo. The primary reason that I’m not a fan of and do not use SLS, is because it has been studied and shown to damage and to be toxic to the hair follicle. Damaged hair follicles can cause the hair to not grow, to fall out, and to produce weak and thin hair.

Eek! I already have hair loss right along with thinning hair! I’m trying to grow it, not to make it fall out even more here.

Additionally, there seems to be data from studies that show sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)  can also cause cancer in people, immune system damage (With MS I think I have plenty of that), and its toxic and causes great damage to the skin. Debate over this issue has even been the pic of subjects over an urban legend investigating to see if is real or just a rumor or scare put into us. As of now, SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate has not been ordered to be removed from our shampoos and other body and cleaning agents by the FDA as unhealthy or a cancer causing shampoo ingredient. With all the date one has to wonder why that is….shampoo

Biotin…the difference of OTC brands and the one shown to help those with MS.

Please  take note that OTC (over-the-counter) biotin’s not the same as high-dose, ultrapure, MD1003 formula. Reps. for the company, that developed the drug, did inform that most OTC  Biotin vitamin preps. has little bioactive biotin in them. Due to this is why I don’t recommend using over the counter formulas unless they have been tested and certified to have bioactive d biotin in them.

Doing some researching and scanning though the net,  the difference between the biotins is d biotin is ‘bioactive biotin’…., one of 8 stereoisomers of Biotin, and the only that has been documented to be biologically active that’s out there…(https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iX3Bm85KQVAC&pg=PA105)

So to me when wanting to take biotin, the question is of course, whether a OTC formulation contain d-biotin and of course other isomers too.

From further searching, I did find the following of OTC manufacturers and suppliers, claim that their biotin is for sure d-biotin:

http://www.privatelabelnutra.com/biotin-10000-mcg-p-832.html
http://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-premium-biotin-5-mg-100-caps
http://www.toxinless.com/biotin

Please keep this information in mind when considering biotin as a supplement. I can verify that I do take d-biotin and that I do have lesions on the spine and that after a month into taking it. I am able to walk further even though after about an hour fatigue really sets in. But my joint pain is no longer. I will take the fatigue over the pain any day! An hour doesn’t seem like much, but it is compared to the 15 minutes I only used to be able to walk before being wheelchair bound. Now I can walk and as long as I can find a bench I can re-coop for a short bit and then take off again for quite some time now.

I thought I would share this info due to the fact Ive seen to many people taking regular ole biotin not realizing the otc brand is not the same as the pharmaceutical brand. As always, Im not suggesting anyone to just jump on the band wagon here. Studies show the biotin is a b 12 vitamin and even in high amounts its not fatal, but still…ALWAYS seek advice from your MD first for they may either okay this, or run blood tests first to check for deficiency which they say is rare. Best of luck to anyone taking this route for treatment.

Ways of naturally treating ms and ms symptoms and pain.
Ways of naturally treating ms and ms symptoms and pain.