Coconut Oil – Good or Bad ???

coconut3-Coconut-Oil-for-Treatment_zps2507eb554-Coconut-Oil-Hair-Care-Treatments--290x217_zps03cc37ff           Coconut oil is being talked about all over the internet these days so is it truth or trend to what is being said on internet space??

I can try to shed some light on the coconut oil dilemma.

I use and LOVE the one in picture above I have found it to work the best for my family :)

Virgin (unrefined) coconut oil (VCO) is a bit different from other oils:

  • It is 92% saturated fat, compared to the saturated fat in other products: olive and soybean oils (about 15%), butter (63%), and palm kernel oil (82%). For further comparison, the fat in beef is about 50% saturated fat. Now don’t start freaking out thinking coconut is already a foe. Just wait…
  • It contains a high percentage of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), whereas other oils are made up of long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). Without getting too deep into the science end of things, here’s why one researcher says this is important: “MCTs are transported directly from the intestinal tract to the liver, where they’re likely to be directly burned off as fuel and raise the metabolic rate slightly.”

After some research, here are some interesting things I’ve discovered about VCO:

Besides including VCO in your diet, it also has some other uses:

If you decide to cook with coconut oil, it’s important to know which form (virgin or refined) is best. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, VCO is best for baking or medium-heat sautéing (up to 350*), if you’re looking for a bit of a tropical flavor, as a substitute for shortening (VCO has no trans fats), or as a vegan replacement for butter. Refined coconut oil can be used for medium-high heat sautéing or stir-frying (up to 425*). VCO is also often used by candy makers because it doesn’t go rancid quickly. New to baking with coconut oil ?? I will share over the next few weeks some of my cooking tips with coconut oil as well as a few others I follow :)

So for me Coconut oil is GOOD but I will let you be the judge of it in your own way of living / lifestyle :)

Blessings until next time,

Cindy

Recipe For the Gluten Free P B & J Cupcakes-

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So for the cupcakes-

I used – 4 eggs (you separate the yokes from the whites but ALL egg will be used) . 

1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter and a pinch of salt .

3 tablespoons granulated sugar,

3/4 cup creamy organic peanut butter,

3 tablespoons flavorless vegetable oil (I only had NON GMO Canola Oil so used that tasted fine)

1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract,

1/2 cup ground Almonds (Almond Meal),

1 teaspoon baking soda,

1/4 cup organic strawberry jam.

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FOR FROSTING -

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8 ounces organic cream cheese @ room temperature

1 1/2 sticks organic grass-fed unsalted butter also @ room temperature

1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups organic NON-GMO powdered sugar -sifted

3 heeping tablespoons Organic good quality strawberry jam

 (PLEASE NOTE ALL INGREDIENTS I USED WERE ORGANIC PLEASE DO THE SAME IF ABLE)

DIRECTIONS- 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the cupcake pan by placing cupcake liners inside. With an electric mixer on high speed whip the 4 egg whites only (saving yokes in another clean bowl) with the salt and cream of tarter until soft peaks appear.With mixer running add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.

In the bowl with the 4 egg yolks beat yolks with the peanut butter, oil, and vanilla with mixer until smooth. Add Almond meal and baking soda. Mix Well.  Now add in the  bowl with beaten egg whites to peanut butter bowl with a spatula or spoon until batter is no longer streaky.

Put about 2 little (not heaping) tablespoons of batter in bottom of cupcakes liners then add 1 teaspoon of jam to each cupcake and then top each with rest of batter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cupcakes have risen, and are golden in color and clean tooth pick when checking for done-ness also I suggest depending on ovens checking it at the 18 minute mark.

FROSTING- 

In a bowl with electric mixer blend together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Turn mixer off and add powdered sugar. Start mixer again on low speed and blend in the sugar increasing speed until mixture is smooth very smooth. Add the jam and Mix until just mixed in :)

NOW FROST AND ENJOY THE CUPCAKES :)

* I cannot take credit for cupcakes I found recipe a while back @ Simply Gluten Free !!!!

Are You Still Deciding If Essential Oil Use Is For You ??? Maybe This Will Help ………

Have you been riding the fence on whether or not to give Young Living Essential Oils a chance?  If so, let me point out a few things that might make your decision a bit easier.

The Everyday Oils Kit, the one you probably hear everyone raving over, just got even better.  The kit now comes with TEN (10) bottles of therapeutic grade essential oils!  

The oils are as follows:

  • Joy
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Purification
  • Panaway
  • Peace  & Calming®
  • Thieves®
  • Valor®

That’s 10 bottles of oil for you to try out and see what the hype is all about.  That’s 10 bottles of oil to use topically on your skin, aromatically by diffusing or inhaling, internally by placing a drop or two in a glass of water or hot tea, under your tongue or on the roof of your mouth, or in a capsule.

You say you don’t have a diffuser?

If you purchase the Premium Starter Kit you do!

BasicStart+ Home Diffuser+Everyday
Allow me to crunch some numbers for you.

The Everyday Oils Kit is $163.16 for just the 10 bottles of oil.  That’s roughly $16.00 a bottle.  That’s a good deal in itself.  These particular bottles are 5 mL.  That means there are about 85 drops of oil per bottle.  You normally only use one drop of oil at a time so some bottles may last you several months.  In fact, I still have a couple 5 mL bottles that I purchased in July that I’m still using!

If you purchase the Premium Starter Kit for $150.00 you’ve saved $13.16 right off the bat!  Included in the Premium Starter Kit is the Everyday Oils Kit (10 bottles of essential oil) PLUS the Home Diffuser (a $75.00 value).  Now you’ve saved an additional $75.00 making your total savings $88.16 so far.

What else comes in the Premium Starter Kit, you ask?

A 5 mL bottle of Stress Away, one of my absolute favorite bottles of oil.  It’s one I never leave home without {more savings}, 10 sample packets of essential oil that you can share with your family and friends {more savings}, 2 samples of NingXia Red {more savings}, and more.

How can you use/benefit from using therapeutic grade essential oils?

Here are just a few ways you can use essential oils in place of OTC medications, cleaning products, etc.

  • Pain Management
  • Arthritis
  • Indigestion  (Peppermint, Lemon, and DiGize are excellent for this.  I speak from personal experience!)
  • Headaches  (We use Peppermint and/or Stress Away for headaches.)
  • Remove Warts  (I removed 2 warts on my daughter’s hand and knee using Frankincense & Thieves.)
  • Acne
  • Fever  (Peppermint is a cooling oil and can be used to bring down fever.)
  • Inflammation
  • Colds/Flu
  • Kills bacteria
  •  Cleaning Agent
  • Air Purifier  (We use Purification, Lemon, and Thieves in the diffuser to get rid of musky smells/odors.  We’re currently living in a basement and any of these three oils are a great choice for odors.)
  • Cooking
  • Detox
  • Boost your Immune System
  • Insect Repellent  (Purification and Lavender are great at repelling bugs and taking away stings/itches if you do get stung or bit.  We’ve used these oils for mosquitoes, gnats, and bee stings.)

By purchasing the Premium Starter Kit you automatically become a member of Young Living.  What that means is that you can take 24% off all of your future purchases from Young Living!

Do you have to sell anything?  Absolutely NOT!  But, you’ll most likely be so impressed with the results you receive from your oils that you just might decide to give it a try!  ;)

Now, have I simplified things enough for you?  Do you have any questions about essential oils such as how to use them or what to use them for?  If so, leave a comment below or email me at cboltnv@gmail.com and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

You may also order individual oils if you’d like to do that.  All purchases can be made Here.. When signing up as a Customer or a Member/Distributor, be sure to include MY Member number (1413840) in the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections, like shown below so you’ll be placed on my team.

  

If you choose to purchase the Premium Starter Kit, or any other starter kit for that matter, I’ll gladly add you to 3 of our Facebook support groups where you can learn more about essential oils and how to use them, as well as how to grow your Young Living business if you decide to go that route.

***I do not claim to be a medical professional. Statements in this document have not been evaluated by the FDA or Young Living and are not an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. When you have specific questions about a medical matter you must consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. When you are suffering from a medical condition, you need to seek professional help immediately. You should not delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment as a result of reading any information in this document.***

Interested in Joining Me for the Detox ?? Info Here-

DETOX

join us shaklee 180 detox

The Shaklee 180 Kick Start is a 5 day detox designed to reboot your body. 

It rejuvenates, energizes and removes the toxic junk from your body. It gives you a kick start to clean eating and/or losing fat. 

Reset your cravings, feel energized and maybe even lose a few pounds without going hungry, workouts or cooking.

It is natural, safe and it works.

I  am personally a big fan of cleaning out once in a while.  No one is perfect so this is a great time to start fresh!

The Shaklee 180 Kick Start Detox helps my body let go of the junk it wants to hold on to.

It is super easy to follow!

Shaklee 180  Kick Start Detox

If this sounds great to you so far, watch my friend, Claire’s free webinar to learn the details and products used.

PLEASE CLICK LINK SAYING DETOX VIDEO BELOW TO WATCH A DETAILED WEBINAR 

Detox Video

 

This is what your day on the detox will look like.

Shaklee 180 kick start detox the plan

To join us, you will need the following products:

Alfalfa*

Liver Detox*

Energizing Tea’s*

180 Smoothies*

180 Snack Bars*

Herb-Lax*

raw veggies

organic lemons for your water

* Indicates a Shaklee product.  This detox is specific for Shaklee products only !

Once you order all your products, please email me at cboltnv@gmail.com  (subject line DETOX) and I will add you to our private online forum and give you all the details you will need to support you on your 5 day detox!

Our first DETOX GROUP will start Monday February 3rd  so hurry and order today! :)

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Cindy Bolt

 

What’s in Our Medicine Cabinet ?? Come Take a Look …………..

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Want to help your family get over their sicknesses naturally? Are you tired of your kids constantly being sick?   Join me and others in being prescription FREE!!!  That’s right, it’s true!

I am not here to treat anything or claim to have a cure all, I am just sharing information as a healthy mom of 7 kiddos.  Please feel free to ask me any questions.  Email me at cboltnv@gmail.com  Want to set up a time to chat?  Click Here. I look forward to working with you to help you create a healthier family!

Stuffy Noses and Cough

Smash: 5 Alfalfa and 1 Zinc

For Infant or Young Child:

Mix it with tepid (lukewarm) water and pure maple syrup, put in eye-dropper (like a tea formula)

For Older Child:

Add 1 to 2 NutriFeron Mix with applesauce, preferably organic.

Give two to three times a day for a couple days to break up the mucous

For Adults:

alfalfa, 1 Zinc and 2 NutriFeron

Cough:

Liquid Lea and Chewable Vitamin C

Diarrhea/ Vomiting

NutriFeron

-Most powerful front line of defense for the immune system

-Safe, natural immune stimulant

-Can be crushed or taken as a pill

Stomach Soothing Complex

-Great for upset stomachs and even after vomiting stops

-Make into a tea or put in 1 Tbsp applesauce

Performance – Orange or Lemon Lime

-Great for preventing dehydration

-Mix with tepid water and encourage child to take small sips

Optiflora

-Taken for a healthy intestinal track

-Recommended as a daily supplement

-For Infant: soak in water and mix with rice cereal

Zinc

-Great for severe diarrhea

-For children up to one year- take ½ tablet

-Increase 5 mg. for every age until you reach 2 tablets total

Fever

(can be due to stomach flu, ear ache, sore throat)

Reference: How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of your Doctor by Dr. Mendelson

Sore throat

-Take garlic at the onset of a sore throat, scratchy throat or viral pneumonia

-Garlic is known as nature’s antibiotic

-One mg of allicin (a component of garlic) has the potency of 15 standard units of penicillin

-Garlic is effective against toxic bacteria, viruses, and fungus

For children:

Take one garlic, 3 times per day (Crush 2 alfalfa with 3 garlic to help prevent upset stomach)

For adults:

-Take 9-12 garlic per day to achieve antibiotic effects

For Nursing Moms:

If you take the garlic and alfalfa, it will get to the baby through the milk. It is also encouraged that you take EZ- Gest, an enzyme that will help break down the garlic for the stomach and the breast milk

For Non-Nursing Moms:

-Crush garlic capsule and pour it in baby’s sock and leave in overnight (1 capsule per sock)

Additional Ideas:

-Mashed potatoes w/ crushed garlic, hummus w/ added garlic, onion soup w/ added garlic, etc.

-Chewable C for sore throat. Feels good on throat. Gets into the blood quicker if you chew it.

Viruses

Take Shaklee DR (Defend & Resist)

-Contains Echinacea, elderberry, larch tree, and zinc

-Provides a short term boost to the immune system

-Take 7 days on, 3 days off – not to be taken long term

DOSAGE:

6 months old

½ capsule once/day

1 year

1 tablet, increase one tablet per year up to age 6, totaling six tablets/day

Adult

6 tablets/day

-Helps to stop reproduction of the virus

Other Uses:

Suck on it or crush it up and make into a tea

-Reduces the amount of time it takes for your body to heal

NurtiFeron

-Promotes natural interferon production

Dosage:

1 year old

1 tablet/day

Older children and adults

2 tablets/day

Ear Ache

Take NutriFeronGarlicVitamin C, DR – Defend and Resist and alfalfa 3 times per day (see recommended dosages in above notes)

Onion juice- 2 drops in each ear

-Peel onion and put in blender

-Strain the mush off and put juice in a small bottle.

-Onion juice needs to be tepid, not cold, before putting in the ear

Headaches

Alternative to Over-the-Counter Drugs

Options:

Adults

Calcium, 6 garlic, 3 Pain Relief Complex

Children

3-4 chew- calcium, 3 smashed garlic, 1 Pain Relief Complex

Other Helpful Products

Gentle Sleep Complex

-Use when a child has a hard time getting to sleep

-Put in eye dropper or tea

-Herb used as a natural calming agent

-Especially good for traveling or when schedule is changed (i.e. company visiting)

EZ – Gest

-Complete complex that breaks down dairy, legumes, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats

-For lactose intolerance

-Also use when introducing new foods – Mix ½ capsule in applesauce

Herb Lax

-For constipation

-Especially for traveling

-Take with GLA, increased water, and increased fiber

Immunity Formula l

-Immune stimulating product that stimulates cells to produce antibodies.

-Taken when you are extremely ill

If Nursing, the mother can take a maximum of 4 per day to help stimulate the immune system

For Younger Children, prick the capsule and squeeze into applesauce and liquid of Formula I

Daily Plan

Goal:

To help build your family’s health when they are NOT sick

1.NutriFeron – This herbal formulation is key for any wellness program.

2. Optiflora- Prebiotic and Probiotic- a healthy digestive tract is the basis of all health. It is the first line of defense.

3. Vita- Lea or Incredivites Kid’s Vita Lea contains xylitol, a sweetener that helps prevent tooth decay and may help prevent ear infections (Finnish Study)

4. Vitamin C – Sustained Release or chewable

5.Calcium – chewable or swallow

6. Protein Drink- used for energy w/out raising insulin, contains amino acids, the Building blocks of all cells

Sources: Sherrie Attila, Dave Mulvain, and Gemma Gorham, M.P.H..

(This information is specific to Shaklee supplements. Amounts will not be specific to other brands)

Why Shaklee?

We guarantee unconditional safety.

We start with nature. Shaklee scientists search the world over to source the finest natural ingredients. Then we conduct over 350 tests on every single new botanical ingredient for heavy metals, pesticides, or any of hundreds of other harmful contaminants. And we continue to conduct over 80,000quality tests annually to guarantee the purity and safety of each and every product.

That’s why we are absolutely sure of this:

Every Shaklee product is 100% safe to use. Guaranteed.

We Guarantee Unconditional Safety: 
Just Some of Shaklee’s NO List:

  • NO Parabens
  • NO Triclosan
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • NO Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES)
  • NO 1,4-Dioxane
  • NO Propylene Glycol
  • NO Volatile Organic Cleaning Compounds (VOCs)
  • NO Hydrochloric Acid
  • NO Ammonia
  • NO Sodium Hydroxide
  • NO Butyl Cellosolve
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • NO Bisphenol-A
  • NO Petroleum Distillates
  • NO Toluene
  • NO Chlorine Bleach
  • NO MSG
  • NO Dyes
  • NO Trans Fats
  • NO Artificial Sweeteners
  • NO Toxic Inks
  • NO Banned Substances

 

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Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge is Back with an iPad Mini Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 4th Annual “Making Your Home a Haven” Fall Challenge.

If you’ve been around a while – you know all about this fall challenge and might already have your candle going right now!

This year Courtney is doing something a little different and exciting here is info from her blog !!

This year is going to be the biggest Fall Challenge we’ve ever had because – {cue the confetti} we are celebrating the launch of my JUST RELEASED THIS WEEK - book titled: Women Living Well ~ Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home. And the publisher has teamed up with me to give out some amazing gifts to WLW readers!!!!  {squeal – this is too exciting!!!}

But first let me explain the Challenges for newbies :) then we’ll get to the prizes!

Each week I will give you one practical tip and one spiritual tip that you can do to create a haven in your home.

Is your calendar full? Do you feel tense, rushed and even panicked at times? Do you feel like the rest of the family is feeling the same way?

I believe we can create a physical environment, as well as a spiritual environment, that can bring peace, harmony and a sense of calmness to our homes if we are willing to be intentional.

 

This challenge will run through the month of October.  Watch the video titled Fall Challenge click to view.

Fall Challenge

Here’s the topic schedule:

Week 1: October 7th -Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning but you can start yours at dinner time. Do what makes sense for your family. I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home.Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.

The Giveaway: 
A year’s supply of Yankee Candles (12 large Jar Candles)
Week 2: October 14 - Plan a Family Fun Night.   Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids or your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn.  Bust out some old fashioned games and take the time to savor these moments with your loved ones. Work on gentleness this week.
The Giveaway:
10 Pack of Games including – Checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly,
Uno, Battleship, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Candy Land, Risk, & Life.
Week 3: October 21 – Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home.  Cook things with pleasant aromas  like homemade bread, pies, and cookies.  Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen – test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remember the importance of dinner time around the table as a family. Work on showing love to your family this week.  
The Giveaway:
A Kitchen Aid Mixer
Week 4 October 28 - Decorate! The holidays are almost upon us.  Ann Voskamp says “Creating is good theology.  In the beginning God created.”  Be creative as you make your home warm, cozy and inviting for the holidays.  Think about ways you can keep Christ in Christmas even in the way you decorate.  Give thanks to God for the home He has given you in which to create a haven for your family.
The Giveaway:
Potttery Barn Christmas Wall Art

So let’s begin – let’s begin by cleaning up clutter in our homes this week.   Fall is a great time to pick a closet or drawer or cabinet to clean out.  While we’re at it – let’s clean up some clutter in our spiritual lives.

Think about – what gets in the way of your peace spiritually?

Could it be that the noise of this world has crowded out the voice of the GREAT I AM?

Jesus said:

“I am the bread of life.” John 6:35
I am the light of the world.” John 8:12
I am the door.” John 10:9
I am the good shepherd.” John 10:11
I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25
I am the way, and the truth and the life.” John 14:6
“I am the vine.” John 15:5

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Turn to the GREAT I AM this week – listen to his voice. Let him be your bread, your light, your door, your shepherd, your resurrection, your life, your truth and your vine.