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Detoxing for kids???

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Who are these people?  By accident I saw a TV show last night where someone was promoting a ‘juice only’ diet.

Then this morning I see someone detoxing their children using only fruits and vegetables.. Like I asked.. Who are these people???

No one has the right to do this to children or promote this type of thing without medical/ nursing/ allied health supervision. Where is their knowledge of food? Do they realise the body needs all the other vitamins and minerals to survive? Are they aware there is a vitamin similar to vitamin B12 called ‘cyanocobalamin’ which contains ‘cobalt’  This is “Vital to life”

I don’ think you would find anyone in the health profession who would say detoxing ok…

The other complex B vitamins are necessary and without consuming them, the body is subject to poor muscle control, neural deficiencies, menstrual disturbances, deficiency of antibodies, less formation of blood cells, lack of K and Na regulation. 

Thiamine assists in the breakdown of carbs into glucose etc…  without this daily dose there will be problems with the nervous system, loss of appetite, irritability, reduced intestinal motility, heart irregularities, and beriberi.

I am only mentioning a few problems involved with a lack of B vits.. Don’t have the room here to name them all…

We have all heard about the benefits of folic acid haven’t we?  (Pregnancy etc..) A vital vitamin of the B complex. Deficiency causes poor growth, graying hair, diarrhea, and many more but which I won’t mention here because you probably won’t have heard of them and wouldn’t understand..

These important vitamins are all found in meat, dairy, nuts, seeds, grains, organ meats, leafy greens, and many more foods.. The list is big.. Did you know you can obtain vitamin B from wheatgerm? Yummy… I add it to our foods and it tastes great… 

It’s so imperative for the body to get a balance of the main foods. 

To put any child on a juice only diet is ‘Child abuse’  These children will be suffering from ‘Malnutrition’ and it is due to the ignorance of parents.  If adults do it then they will be suffering from malnutrition too but it is their own fault.. I have to ask why are these TV shows promoting these ridiculous bloody diets?  I know they think they are covering themselves by also having a dietitian give their view but that view is so quick it makes no difference. I should perhaps petition the Australian Medical Ass to stop the charlatans from doing harm.

At the moment I am assisting a mother who has a very young child who has decided he will not eat anything but fruit. He eats minimal carbs unless it is sweet and will not eat meat or meat products..  He has slipped under the radar and if I hadn’t been observing his pooh, I never would have realised.  His pooh was runny, lumpy with undigested pieces of food and sweet smelling. To my trained nose and eyes, this pooh came from the fruit only, passed through his gut very quickly without being masticated (chewed), no iron or other elements to give it a nice dark colour to indicate there is iron from Vit B complex and the pooh was very runny..

He had no intestinal noises to indicate he had anything like a tummy bug which his day care said he had.

I had to tell the mother his Pancreas is under stress from all the sugar and he will be verging on brain damage from lack of these ‘Vital to Life’ vitamins. I also had to say it is no one’s fault!  Not many people are aware of the need for specifics when it comes to food and why if they are not consumed there will be consequences.  My interventions are having an effect and for the good, but if by the end of this weekend this child is not improving he must be seen by a doctor as there could be absorption problems or other.  I am happy to say he has shown some improvement this morning after one and a half days.  But no child can live and thrive on fruit only..

So getting back to kids detoxing.. The body is constantly detoxing itself so there is no need to push this onto innocent children or anyone else.  They are just being denied important foods.

Three things to assist detoxing if you are so inclined..

1)  Cut out all processed foods.

2)  Cut out sugar

3) Cut out fast foods and eat all natural foods.

So there you have it in a nutshell..  I have a visitor and have to get this done quickly but I could not go on for one more hour knowing there are irresponsible people in the media and the uneducated public plugging such rubbish.

Sure I do have a ‘Juice Up’ in my book but I would NEVER tell anyone to just live on that.. 

If you want the best of everything and to lose weight etc..  http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au

I have a small army of followers who absolutely love my Plan….. I love them for their loyalty…..

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What is that pain in your chest?

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How many times have you had that gnawing pain in your upper chest and wondered if you’re having a cardiac arrest or is it just reflux?

What type of food do you consume? Do you drink alcohol? 

We will all get reflux at some point in our lives and I can tell you it’s not nice. The pain can be crushing, thinking you are going into cardiac arrest and causing you to panic.. 

I remember about 15 years ago I was researching reflux medications and the causes, signs and symptoms of reflux…  What I found out was interesting to say the least. People were comfortable knowing that if they drank milk it would line the stomach and protect it from that gastric acid burn which as we all know is powerful enough to burn through plate steel.  The only reason the stomach is able to deal with the production of gastric acid is that it also produces a thick, highly viscous fluid which protects the stomach from being burned by the acid. Unless of course your stomach is producing too much gastric acid, then you are at risk of an ulcer forming in your stomach  etc…  This can if not dealt with cause an internal bleed with the possibility of a hemorrhage.. Does that frighten you at all?

There are reflux medications available which can begin from the simple over the counter type to the far more serious need for prescription medications…

Milk has animal fat in it. Got that?  The animal fat in any food or drink will cause the stomach to produce more gastric acid to break down the animal fats.  Fats are more difficult to break down than the composition of fruits and vegetables.  There are some days when my cook will do the simple lunch of a cheese and ham sandwich which will have me running for the simple over the counter medications and loads of water.. Anything to stop the excruciating pain and the feeling of nauseousness…… These simple remedies don’t do much and the pain can last for hours.  Ok so now I make sure I have some raw vegetables with my sandwich. Grated carrot in the sandwiich can do wonders to prevent reflux. If you have had an extremely fatty meal or food which is flour dense with little or no vegetable matter in it, then I will suggest you chew on a carrot soon after.. I found the carrots from our local supermarket have been so sweet and delicious, I can hardly wait to get one… The fibre in vegetables has the ability to absorb the bad from your stomach but make sure you don’t cook it.. It must be eaten raw. Don’t tell me you hate carrots. They are truly a wonder food and should be eaten with or after every meal… Cooking your vegetables, especially carrots softens the fibre and kills most if not all the nutrients so you are eating dead food.. No wonder there are so many sick people around…

Oh and alcohol doesn’t help either… If you must drink, have minimal amounts….

So.. eat a carrot and enjoy! xxxx

If everyone ate according to marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au  there wouldn’t be too many sick people in the world.. or overweight ones either..  bye for now…

 

 

 

Looking outside the square

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Reading the Sunday mail this morning and I saw a two page spread about diet books, the pros and cons etc  and the experts favourites.. Well, that made me mad..

If they are so darned educated then why can’t they come up with a diet to suit everyone?  They learn the basics of nutrition and apply it to their knowledge base and go from there.

Just because they have a degree in nutrition doesn’t mean they can help everyone with a weight problem. There was one overriding factor though, and that was to agree on how diets should be easy to stick to and maintain…

I am a Registered Nurse. I went through university and part of that study was to learn about food and nutrition. So what is it about my book which makes it different to all the others?  I made it easy. I kept the difficulty to a minimum. In fact it’s not difficult at all. I think we are thought of as stupid, dumb individuals who can’t think for ourselves and need to be led by the hand when wanting to lose weight. Honestly, I have tried most of these books and the ones I haven’t tried… well I know what their basic idea is and I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole because it is too restrictive, and some are just dangerous.  Restricting foods should not be a part of any healthy eating Plan. 
We the people do know what constitutes a good healthy meal. We are not stupid.  We just cannot put it together in a weight loss form… We get hungry, we get bored.

When I wrote my book, I took into consideration the fact that we all know we need to eat good food and we know which foods to avoid..  Don’t we??  Yes of course we do. I just looked outside the square and made it easy. I gave a list of foods you can eat for each meal of the day.. The list is not huge but you might be surprised to know they are foods you already eat.. Hamburgers, roast, spaghetti Bolognaise, sausages,  soups, stews, casseroles,  cold meat and salads, hot meat and salads.  There is nothing different to the food I suggest and your normal type of food you eat now.  I just know what to do with it and when..  It’s all good tasting foods too. There is nothing tricky about it at all. It’s simple to read and understand.. I am not in favour of kids dieting but this is so close to what you and they normally eat, they can do it as well. Food provides the basic building blocks for a healthy body and restricting any healthy choices will just make you sick…..  Sick and tired too hehehe 

So before you go out and spend your hard earned money on something you think you won’t be able to do.. think about it..  Millions of dollars are spent each year on diet books and products.  Doesn’t that make you wonder why?  Does me.. If they work then there should be less spent each year..  I often wonder if they are counting on getting your money with their fancy schmancy adds and not giving a rats bum about you or your ability to stick to it.  Once they have your hard earned cash, they have succeeded and you have failed again!     How many diets have you tried?  Did they work?  How long did you persist with it? Was it successful? Did you write a diary to look back on?

That’s it for me today.. Off to work…  Hope you have a great day.

I would love to hear from some of you to get your feedback on these diets.. so feel free to leave a response. It would be great to hear from you. 

Marilyn xxx

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Good for you!

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I am constantly surprised at the number of people from Queensland who buy my book as opposed to any other state in Australia. I know it’s the “Sunshine State” but we are also in the throws of a gorgeous summer here in Adelaide as well. And we are at the arse end of the country hehehehehe  Way, way down under…

There are thousands of people who now have the secret to successful weight loss using My Plan. How cool is that? 
Half full fruit bowl!

I don’t advertise much although I am on two very large websites which have thousands of followers and word of mouth seems to do the trick. Advertising is a tricky and dare I say a very subtle way of making you believe some fantastic claims and promises??

 

It doesn’t take a Rhodes scholar to work out what they do to convince you to buy their stuff but how often do people do it?  Every time the warm weather comes… Ugh! 

This is just a quick blog today as I’m waiting for the phone to ring with a job for me.  I could do some more writing on the free ebook I’m working on but if I begin, I need to keep going and not stop so I’m just waiting until the work goes quiet and that won’t be long..

I hope everyone who is reading this is having a really nice day and achieving peace and happiness in their lives.  Remember too, be kind to yourself and don’t stress. It’s not worth it. If you’re in a bad situation, it won’t last forever. Things have a way of turning themselves around for the better. Remember the old adage… All good things come to those who wait.

It might help to work on it a little but don’t push it. You could push in the wrong direction and completely stuff it up..

Hugs to all

Marilyn xxx

http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au

 

I’ve discovered the secret to weightloss

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I really have..  I’m the same as you. I struggled with the weight for so many years and everything I did, didn’t work.. If it did work at all it was a long and arduous process and didn’t last more than a week. Pooh!  The reason I say I discovered the secret to it is, I know how hard it is to lose weight and what you have to go through but you and I did it all wrong. We had to work so hard at it. We had to eat/drink awful stuff and do things we weren’t used to or didn’t like. Everyone is coming up with dumb things to convince you they have the solution but to be totally and brutally honest with you… weight loss is about food and exercise..

Don’t let it scare you though and don’t let it put you off trying My Plan.  I found the easiest and most normal/natural way to do it. We are constantly told we have to exercise for hours on end and limit our food intake, or drink awful drinks, no fresh foods…. and it goes on and on.. Don’t fall for it..  I found out you can eat foods you want to eat and the exercise is minimal.  Your body will thank you for it.. Don’t over do it though… There is no need to..

I had a gorgeous lady ringing me and on one occasion she told me she had to contact the cover of the book because she had read it so many times the cover was getting a little frayed.. Bless her.  The excitement in her voice each time she rang made me so happy for her.. Now I’m waiting for her to call again to see how she is going… I like to keep in touch..

So, don’t knock yourself out. Don’t go to bed hungry, don’t exercise to the max. And stop blowing your hard earned money on fad diets and stuff….

I love food and I don’t go without anything.. Maintenance is easy too. Just eat as per usual…

When you read how easy and simple this is and how you are going to be normal, you will laugh out loud too, just like I did..

You can change your life for $5.00  That’s what the ebook costs.  That’s it.. Five dollars!

A life of food and knowledge to lose and or maintain your weight. I’ve got kids on it too.. They love it and eat really well.  In fact they eat more food now than they used to…

http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au

The $5 diet…

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That’s all it costs to get Marilyn’s Plan for Weight Loss.
It’s the e book and there is also a hard copy of it the thing is, you can do it with the food you already have in your kitchen. There is no need to run out and buy foods you don’t like or things you are allergic to etc…

You will have your own recipes and you should be able to stick to eating the foods you want to eat.. I did include a few weeks worth of recipes to get you going and they are simple and easy to make…

What did you pay for your diet last year?? If my guess is right you would have forked out quite a lot of money.. but did it work? This one will and at a measly $5, you can’t go wrong so give it a go and get with the Plan..
http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au.

Summer in OZ

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We had the most beautiful day today. The sun was shining and it was warm.. Oh, it was lovely..I did manage to get some sun too as I hung the washing out!
I heard we are going to have a really hot and dry summer so my mind is now on ensuring the wild birds have enough water by filling the birdbaths, Laying newspaper and bark chips down around the garden and organizing for a new rainwater tank to be installed to help with the watering of the whole garden.

I will never get tired of eating...

The thing I’m dreading is getting my summer wardrobe out and packing my winter wardrobe away! Still haven’t done it..
The one thing I know I don’t have to worry about is weight loss! Yes.. I am thin and I love it. Been this way for years now due to Marilyn’s Plan for Weight Loss..
I wrote it to be easy and if you are keen to do the same then go for it. Learn the principal of the Plan and you will have it in your head forever… never to put it on again! Manage the meals during outings and parties, know exactly what you need to do and yet be able to get enough to eat without worrying about it. No measuring or weighing or cutting a meal short… no more excuses either… “Oh, I’m on a diet and I can’t eat that” Sick of saying it? Then say it no more, just relax and go with the flow! Well, that’s it for me…. for now anyway..
http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au get with the Plan. xxx