Holy crap! She’s Back!

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*Walks in and dusts off the blog*

Yes, I know. I have been gone so long from this blog most of you think I have dropped off the face of the earth. Admit it. You thought that or something like that. Nope, I have just been so busy with my other endeavor and life (Yes, that happens.) which has thrown my life into absolute chaos. I have been trying to even out my schedule and every time I think I have a handle on it, another bowling pin gets thrown into the mix. So, what am I going to be doing.

 

 

 

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Egg Drop Soup

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Egg Drop Soup
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Recipe by Darlene Summers

I first learned to like this soup at a Chinese restaurant called Nong Chin’s in Marion Illinois. I had to try my hand at copying it, as I love it–this is the result. AND these people DO NOT give out their recipes.
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Very simple & tasty, my kind of recipe! I used two eggs instead of one, added 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and halved the salt, due to the addition of the soy sauce. I had all the ingredients on hand and will definitely be making this again and again. I also used fat-free chicken broth … More
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3 cups chicken broth
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 egg (slightly beaten)
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How to boost your immune system

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Our immune systems are bombarded every day with forces that weaken it. Whether it be stress from juggling work, home, and other things, or trying to avoid that co-worker that cam to work with a cold, your immune system constantly takes a beating. There are things you can do to fortify it and prevent you from being down for the count.

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Why the Latest GMO Legislation isn’t good enough

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In July, the 14th to be accurate, of this year, Congress passed a law saying the GMOs needed to be labeled. Hold it! Hold it! Don’t dance around in victory, yet. Like everything else that is passed in D.C., there are things they aren’t telling you.

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How do you keep up with me?

 

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Yes, it’s finally happened. The algorithms killed it as well as lack of participation. I tried to keep it up and breathing life into it, but unless I posted it in groups that made interaction a must, it floundered and just sat there, looking sad a lonely, like someone who posted just to see their thoughts on a page. The Facebook page is closed, but there are other ways you can support and follow me. All is not lost, my friends.

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HOw to forgive mindfully…

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In our lives, we encounter people who slight us and leave us holding grudges. They have hurt or offended us greatly, and we carry that slight with us through our everyday lives. We let it stew and fester, thinking of what you would say to that person if you see them again. You’ve thought through scenarios of how you are going to get them to apologize.

Instead of spending time making them ask for your forgiveness, why don’t you just forgive them? Don’t look at me that way. Do you know what happens when you hold a grudge?

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I can’t Eat at a restaurant when I’m on a Diet, right?

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When we embark on a new way to take care of ourselves, we inevitably come to the conclusion that we need to change the way we eat. After all, in order to be healthy, you need to have a healthy mindset, a healthy spirit, and a healthy body. So, it stands to reason we need to manage stress, think positive about ourselves, and make healthy choices when it comes to our food, but it doesn’t mean you can’t eat out.

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Coffee? Why yes, I’ll have another cup, or should I?

The pros and cons of coffee…

pmb-cat-tuesdayYes, I am tackling the elixir of life, the cup of Joe, wake-up juice, coffee. It has many names and with the world consuming 145 million bags of coffee a year, it’s a subject that is near and dear to many of us, but where does it come from? Is it really good for us? How much should we be drinking daily, and who should we buy it from? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?

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Herbals and drug interactions

Many people wonder about the side-effects and interactions that they may have when taking herbs for the first time or taking them with prescription or OTC drugs.  There is a lot of apprehension with just taking the medicines your doctor gives you.  I mean, let’s face it.  When there are prescriptions that promise to cure Rheumatoid Arthritis at the risk of giving you cancer, it a choice of two evils.  Makes you wonder what they are putting  in those drugs that cause those kinds of effects.

With effects like that, no wonder people are skittish about trying herbals or even adding them to their regimen.

First, let’s talk about herbal side-effects. A lot of them come from allergies that you may have to plants related to the herb that you are taking.  This can be prevented by researching the genus and species of the plant and then looking up their relatives.  Allergic reactions to the herbs can range from simple sniffles to becoming very ill.  The best way to avoid these is to avoid the herb all together.  There are herbs that you can substitute for the one you need that work just as well.

http://www.artofbonsai.org/galleries/mozden.phpThe other side effects come from what the herb does itself.  Take the Ginkgo Biloba herb (image on right).  It has been proven in double blind studies to improve memory function and even improve/reverse stages of Alzheimer’s.  Ginkgo, upon further reading thins the blood.  One must take all precautions and not take this herb if you are already on blood thinners.  This hold true for any herb that helps with circulation.  Herbs that reduce cholesterol are statins and can increase liver functions.  Herbs that increase the function of the immune system will very likely work against any prescription medication that treats arthritis or any skin condition.  As a matter of fact, after researching the herb that you are interested in,  consult your doctor first and foremost.

Herbs can be our friends, but, if not researched and used correctly, they can be harmful.  Arm yourself with information.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions.  Your local herb shop owner can help you with most of the information that you need.  The rest can be provided online or by talking to your doctor.

Yours in health,

The Herb Chick

She’s doing what?

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I hope you’re sitting down. This is some big news. Winking smile After taking a week off to catch up on some things, find a schedule that my ADD does not rebel against, and plan somewhat for the future, this is what I have come up with for the direction of this blog, my social media, and my business at large. If you’re still with me, here it goes.

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