Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Homemade Facial Mask for Acne Sufferers

Homemade Tomato Mask

*Placing the 1/4 a cup of freshly squeezed tomato juice with pulp
*1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
*1 cup of mashed avocado into a small bowl and combining them together to form a thick creamy green mask

You may also add 1 teaspoon each of dried parsley and basil to the mask to help thicken it up and to help draw even more toxins and impurities out of your skin. If you find the tomato mask is to runny for you add a teaspoon of arrowroot (did say cornstarch here but I changed it) to the mask and that should help thicken it right up.

Wash your face and apply a nice layer of the creamy green tomato mask to your skin and face. The mask will feel cool and may sting a little bit at first, but this is because it is stripping the dead layers of skin from your face and removing impurities. Once the mask is on leave it on for 45 minutes to an hour to help really brighten, nourish, and purify your skin right up.

After you are done with the mask rinse it off with warm water and splash your face with cold water after to help shrink your pores back up. Can be done 3-4 times a week.

I haven't tried this yet, and can't take credit for it, but I really believe it will work. I love that I could eat my facial mask. It makes me feel safer. I'll be trying this mask this weekend, and implementing into my regime. I'll be the guinea pig :) The mask didn't specify it was for acne sufferers, but I labeled it as such because tomatoes are naturally acidic. Our skin is also naturally acidic. To regain our skin' s natural pH balance we have to put the acidity back in. A major component to acne sufferers is that the skin's pH balance has been disturbed causing the skin to get agitated because the skin has become too alkaline. Many times correcting the skin's pH balance will cure or alleviate the acne issue.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vaccinations: Are They More Harm than Help?

*Warning, very strong views below*

Vaccinations are always, always a hot topic. So close friends of mine and I were having a discussion about these interesting little viles of poison recently at their home, and I figured why not pop the ideas on here. So for the longest time in the land of the oblivious where one simply does what they are told without checking facts as long as the person wearing the white coat wasn't one with straps was giving me the information is where I lived.

This was before I ever equivocated that the way I eat, drink, and put things into mouth or blood stream ever had anything to do with my well being. Well, um, scratch that for a while I knew it made a difference, and thought I was healthy, but not to the degree that I do now. I simply believed what I was told by doctors, dentists, and the media. This too went for vaccinations.

I find myself now having to thank my sweet King Jesus for allowing me to walk through years of anorexia, 9 years of being on anti-depressants, 18 years of chronic migraines, nausea, a bout of vertigo, tension headaches, and a breast cancer scare to bring me to where I am today. Jesus you are truly healer! My prayer now is that the Lord would allow me to have the privilege of helping others in the body of Christ and their families to become good stewards of their health while here on Earth.

Back to vaccinations, so of course as a child, like most mainstream Americans I was taken to the pediatrician, my Mom handed over the little shot card, the nurse asked for an arm and boom it was over. My dose of mercury for the day taken care of...super! We're not even supposed to use thermometers with mercury, why are we pumping it into our veins?

I find it earth shatteringly scary that without questions asked simply because doctor so and so said it's the healthy thing to do that we willingly put huge doses of these toxic elements into our bodies and our children's without a second thought. Yet, yet, when my pastor stands at the pulpit and speaks truth from the Word of God, we question, we doubt, and we think oh no, it must not be true.

Truth be told for the longest time I was kind of on the fence about vaccinations. I didn't care either way. Now yes, both of my children, much to my regret have been fully vaccinated due to the insistence of their Dad. I just didn't know, and didn't take the time to educate myself. I never considered the radical hand shaking and manipulative money exchanging that goes on behind closed doors with doctors and pharmacists, dentists and toothpaste manufacturers, etc. I was just brought up to think if that if a person has letters after their name they must be correct.

In 2009 a close girlfriend began to talk to me at her house one night. She began to share about her son and how he had a reaction to the vaccinations as a newborn. He wound up with the flu then turned into pneumonia right after the vaccinations. When she called the nurse to say she was bringing him in, the nurse actually argued with her, told her it was impossible for a newborn baby to have the flu much less to have pneumonia with all of the mothers antibodies still in him. Well, guess what? She brought him in and sure enough her sweet little angel had pneumonia.

That really made me contemplate getting off of the fence. My wheels started turning here too because then I thought what if a mom's antibodies had been compromised due to her vaccinations as well? So she then maybe didn't have the healthiest things going on in her body. So even breastfeeding mothers defenses could be down, and they may not be passing the healthiest properties in the breast milk as mothers in the past. It only makes sense right, what goes in has to come out. I can't imagine that even breast milk is best if it is contaminated.

I then remembered my cousin who was perfectly fine when he was born. He was a little over a year old, and it was only after vaccinations he showed signs of mental retardation. So after a lot of thought, consideration, and prayer I'm off the fence. I've been on pro-vaccination websites, and websites against them as well. I'm currently reading Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? by Neil Miller. The numbers are astounding of the people harmed though vaccines. What is more inconceivable are the lies told.

So I started thinking about food allergies. They are on an all time high. Specifically I want to talk about egg allergies. Did you know that pediatricians say for babies not consume any eggs until at least 8 months of age to prevent food allergies, yet there is egg in our vaccines. Does that make sense? Aren't we setting them up for failure? Newborns get pumped with more vaccines than ever. First in the womb they get vaccinated through their moms. Then after they are born we load 'em up with some more shots. Their new little bodies have enough to adjust to just being born outside into this polluted world.

So we give them animal blood from monkeys, pigs, cows, guinea pigs, and rabbits in these vaccines. What I ask you could be the ramifications for this? In the book of Genesis 9:4-5 it says, "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood." We are commanded not to consume the blood of animals, yet it's in our vaccines. As if that wasn't enough there are human cells, including aborted fetal cells in at least 6-7 of the vaccines. Are you not disturbed yet?

Today our children are getting 49 doses of 14 different vaccines before they are age 6. I have never seen more incidences of ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Aspergers. We have more disease and cancers now than ever before. However, we have more foundations and societies trying to "find a cure" than ever as well. Surely you'd think someone somewhere with all of this technology would have found a cure by now. At least all of the walking is good exercise. We have that going for us. Hmmm, could that be more money being exchanged...okay, okay, we'll stick to vaccines.

I'm confident that we are not starting off on the right foot. There are just too many toxins going around between vaccines, genetically modified foods, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals in our foods, water, soil, and air. Sin has taken its toll for sure. In Psalm 139:14 the Psalmist, David states that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I believe that to be true. I also believe we reap what we sow.

People put more hope in modern medicine than they do in God. Funny, we're more apt to trust what is ever-changing and making mistakes, rather than the one who is the omnipresent alpha and omega...stunning. In Health According to the Scriptures, author Paul Nison says, "If we talk to Yahweh on a consistent basis and stay focused on His Word and our promise, along with having faith in Him always, we will overcome all evil, sickness, and disease! We should no longer continue to adapt to the world and instead put all of our focus into adapting to the Word!"

Christian keep in mind the enemy's ploy to pillage and destroy God's people, us. He hates us. He will use anything and anyone to get us in his clutches and plant seeds of fear. That includes the FDA, ADA, and every other governmental agency. Sound like a flu epidemic maybe? Talk about planting fear.

Our days are numbered, this I know. I also know that we can die before our time. I know the Lord has intentions for all of us, and if we go outside His will, then we have consequences. If we begin to lack faith and not trust, we start that walk outside of His will. He made us from the beginning to be intelligent beings. After all we were made in His image.

I don't do this research or try to stay healthy to lengthen my days. I do this because my Savior died at too great a price for me to not take care of what he allows me to possess. Certainly Jesus can use anyone, even from a hospital bed to proclaim the Great Commission. Yet how much greater if you can use your hands and feet to go out and share His love with others. People are hurting and they need to know Him.

Please know that I am only touching the surface with this information. I encourage you to be a Berean with the scriptures and to be an industrious investigator when it comes to your health. The Bible is the greatest health book around. If you are not a Christian, do search the Bible. If you think it's ludicrous, and this whole 6 days of Creation, and Jesus thing is a hoax, then be sure and do your research. I suggest opening up a bible, and the following websites may be helpful: and

Health is a gift from God, preserve it, not worship it or your temple, but preserve it. In the book of Hosea 4:6 the Lord says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children." Let us not be destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Here are a few websites to get you started, don't skip the starred ones:





Monday, October 3, 2011

New Recipes, and More

Wow, so the excitement of fall is certainly buzzing around here. The leaves are starting to turn colors, and the wonderful fall veggies are at the farmers market. Today I picked up butternut squash to make some vegetarian tacos, turnips to make mashed turnips and parsnips (will let you know how they turn out this week), one white and one dark purple eggplant for something wonderful, oh and my favorite 3 pie pumpkins. I enjoy making my own pumpkin puree for pies, cookies, muffins, breads, and pancakes.

Tonight was a night for new recipes. I featured my not completely new, but new enough kale salad (new because of the dressing), Eggs Pomodoro (really delish and featured in the picture), and gluten free donuts (still working on these, tasted good, but needs work). I will definitely feature the Eggs Pomodoro in one of my cooking classes. Stay tuned for those details, classes start soon.