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Juicing at $420 Month???!

Friday, October 19, 2012

I recently watched the film "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" for the second time over the past 1.5 years. They estimate that juicing costs about $420 to maintain for a month. Seems like you can do it for a lot less than that, don't you think?

WIshing all a happy day.

  
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SKYEFYR 10/30/2012 2:04PM

  One of the reasons I quit juicing is I realized how much money I was spending on it. (And how much time I was spending cleaning it! But that was two juicers ago, the one I have now is quicker.) I can easily see people spending $100 a week juicing. I can also see people using mainly fruits and ending up with way more sugar than they think an wondering why they gain weight instead of losing it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/21/2012 10:29PM

    That seems rather expensive to me too.

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DS9KIE 10/20/2012 8:00AM

    You have to figure out how much you are currently spending, how healthy it was and how much you want to juice.

I would use the pulp and make smoothies also then there is no waste.

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1BEACHWALKER 10/20/2012 1:10AM

    Probably does if you do it everyday! Veggies and fruit aren't cheap! But, neither is chips, candy, donuts, pie, cakes, etc. So, I think it is a good trade off!
Myself I don't do the juicing, smoothies, etc., for one thing don't have a blender. I would like to, but haven't got around to it. Rather just eat whole fruits and veggies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/19/2012 10:50PM

    emoticon did not think it cost so much.

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WALLAHALLA 10/19/2012 10:00PM

    I guess that's better than spending $420 a month on junk food. It is MUCH more expensive to eat healthy.

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DEBBY4576 10/19/2012 8:37PM

    Doesn't it take a whole lot of vegetable or fruit to get one glass? Someone with a juicer could tell you how many carrots it takes to make 8 oz of fluid. I think it probably does cost that much.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/19/2012 7:24PM

    I think it depends on where you live and how available fresh produce is.....

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RYDERB 10/19/2012 12:09PM

    Actually, I thought they really underestimated the cost. If you really "juice" for every meal, it can get CRAZY expensive, especially if you buy organic like they recommended. And the quality of your juicer really makes a difference. It takes a lot of veggies to make a single glass of juice. You have to buy things on sale, at the 99 Cent store, or Costco, and don't get me started on trying to keep them fresh. emoticon

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NOTHN4ME 10/19/2012 11:05AM

    $420 is rather expensive. It would all depend on how much you actually drink. I have found that Farmer's Markets offer better deals on organic produce. Remember to also buy fruits and veggies in season (cheaper).

I juice/Nutri-blast once or twice daily and it runs me about $50-60/week. I try to buy organic, but sometimes it is just too expensive. I wash my produce in baths of water and apple cider vinegar.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/19/2012 10:37AM

    Definitely I would think it would be less than that.

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JIBBIE49 10/19/2012 10:31AM

    I think you have to realize that he still ate a LOT of calories for the size he was, so I don't think the average woman would need that much produce. And when you shop at a "TRADER JOES" it is expensive. You're right that it can be done cheaper. Dr. Mercola says you can soak vegetables in a bleach solution and get out the toxins, so you don't have to buy organic. He has the article on his web site.

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NATPLUMMER 10/19/2012 10:26AM

    I suppose it would depend on how much stuff you put in your juice and whether you are buying all organically grown fruits and veggies.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/19/2012 10:11AM

    I would believe it's that expensive, but it does seem like it could be done for less with some planning and foot work. My acupuncturist and I recently realized thaf my digestive system doesn't process raw veggies, so I guess I'm looking for a stir fry budget.


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Seeds of Suggestion

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It made me smile over the weekend, when I realized how seeds that I planted 1.5 years ago have started to grow into beautiful somethings.

Specifically, around that time, I watched "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" for the first time. I remember thinking how absurd it would be for me to juice. That I'm not a juicing kind of gal.

But after viewing that, I DID buy a juicer and tried it out. I also bought the book - Eat to Live- as Dr. Fuhrman was in the film as well and piqued my curiosity.

The juicer thing didn't work out and I returned it. I read the book and thought, once again, this veggie stuff is not for me.

HOWEVER, here I am after all this time and I juice and smoothie regularly. I take a lot of advice from the book. WOW!

You just never know when those seeds of healthy suggestions are going to take hold. While I won't be juicing to the extent Joe Cross did in the film, I DO enjoy it a lot. Who woulda thunk! (smiling)

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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KAYLSLYNN 10/26/2012 12:23PM

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MARY1313 10/19/2012 9:17AM

    Awesome!!!!

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NANCY- 10/19/2012 7:59AM

    You never know where or when a spark may come and seeds get planted. You are doing awesome.
Way to Grow!!!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/18/2012 10:34PM

    emoticon True progress!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/18/2012 6:51PM

    It's funny how some things take time. Bit by bit you have really changed your eating over the past few years. Awesome!

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WALLAHALLA 10/18/2012 5:25PM

    I really need to try the juicing thing. Maybe I should ask for one for Christmas...

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LIVINGFREE19 10/18/2012 4:25PM

    I am so thinking of getting a juicer! I have been for awhile. Especially knowing how good it is for weight loss makes me want to do it all the more! I love fruits and vegetables. I am not a meat eater so it would be perfect for me.
I'm glad it did work for you!
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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2012 12:22PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/18/2012 12:00PM

    I like to try new things, like new veggies and fruits. New recipes. I'm not a juicer though. I'm glad it worked out great for you. A lot of people are really getting into it.

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/18/2012 11:39AM

    I saw the same movie, bought the juicer, still have it, but don't use it much. Are there some good recipes in the book? I'm all for using it if I can as I don't get enough veggies in a day. Any suggestions?

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Free Housecleaning for Women w/Cancer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I periodically post a reminder to women with cancer who need help with housecleaning during their treatments.

Cleaning for a Reason has volunteer cleaning companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. If they have one in your city, you just register on their website and they will help you.

My cousin did this and used to cry with joy as she was too tired to clean after her chemo sessions.

  
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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/18/2012 12:02PM

    They are such an amazing group!
Thanks for the reminders!!

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NANCY- 10/18/2012 6:58AM

    Thanks for the info.

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DJ4HEALTH 10/17/2012 10:31PM

    It would be nice to also have it for men too. They get cancer and the wife may not be able to take care of the husband and the house.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/17/2012 9:57PM

    This is wonderful. :-)

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DEBBY4576 10/17/2012 9:42PM

    I've always thought that one of the things that would bother me if I was stricken with a terminal illness was my house. It shouldn't, but we are women and it does. What a wonderful gift to give. I will see if there is one in my city. Thank you for the post.

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WALLAHALLA 10/17/2012 8:51PM

    Never heard of them before...that's good to know.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/17/2012 8:30PM

    that is a great service emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/17/2012 5:45PM

    I have never heard of this and I worked for a while doing chemo. It's wonderful! The people who do this are angels on earth.

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EVWINGS 10/17/2012 4:38PM

    I contacted them last year when I was in treatment and the nearest was in the next county and refused to come the 45 miles. It's a wonderful service when there are enough volunteer cleaning companies. Try to encourage any cleaning people about this and giving to the community in a positive way and suggest they sign on.

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-COURT- 10/17/2012 4:30PM

    I know my SIL is very fussy about strangers coing into her house. I was going to dust but she wouldn't let me. I'll meniton it to her though. Thanks. I don't know if we have it here in our area. I'll have to keep it on and for others in need.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/17/2012 4:23PM

    That is so nice!
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NATPLUMMER 10/17/2012 4:00PM

    I'm glad I don't need this information but it's nice to know. What a fabulous service.

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CLEAVAGE HEAT RASH...HELP!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I've tried a number of remedies for this heat-inducted rash at cleavage. Burned myself pretty badly the other night with "natural" remedy as I used undiluted oregano oil on it. Still itching like mad even though skin is healing from burn.

Anyone have a remedy for this. Very uncomfortable. Thanks.

  
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IONA72 10/17/2012 10:25AM

    Not too often do you see a "cleavage" blog! Sorry to hear about your discomfort. Diaper cream or Vaseline is what I would try or some allergy tablets, I'm guessing that is what benadryl is. Hope you find a solution.

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NELLJONES 10/17/2012 9:35AM

    I use cortisone on rashes, but I must say that a rash in what cleavage I have has never been an issue.

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MEETSADMAMA 10/16/2012 10:56PM

    I use diaper cream too, but then again - I always have some on hand

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/16/2012 10:47PM

    I know it's made out of franken-goo, but I use Cortizone 10 on a heat rash under one of my arm pits. It works so well, I don't have to use it very often once it goes away.

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DEBBY4576 10/16/2012 10:40PM

    No idea. The diaper cream makes a lot of sense to me though.

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DJ4HEALTH 10/16/2012 8:44PM

    Be careful of tea tree oil and if you do use it mix it with coconut oil or even almond oil and if you use the other oil mix it with coconut oil too. You can find more about the oils on the Natural Health Using Herbs, Supplements & Vitamins team

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CATLADY52 10/16/2012 7:45PM

    Just any name-brand diaper creme. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 10/16/2012 5:35PM

    I cured my by investing in expensive support bras that breathe. I was fitted and tried bras on for almost 2 hours, but the end result was worth it. Heat rashes are gone, and have not returned.

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JLITT62 10/16/2012 4:55PM

    I use a calendula ointment for chafing.

Good luck!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/16/2012 3:52PM

    I am a tea tree oil fan. It is great for disinfecting. I keep it in my house and use it all the time.
Good luck.

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LISAINMS 10/16/2012 2:39PM

    Is it heat rash or chafing? Rash will resolve with keeping it clean and dry. You may find some relief with a diaper cream or if you have an anti-chafe balm like Skin Sake or Chamois Butt'r.

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RYDERB 10/16/2012 2:35PM

    Anything for diaper rash will work, but in the future, you could buy some Puracyn. I put it on before I workout. It kills any bacteria that might cause the rash to develop. It fabulous on so many things. I can't live without it.
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JIBBIE49 10/16/2012 2:13PM

    Don't use oil as it holds in the heat. I use an ice pack wrapped in a wash cloth. Getting the heat out is what is important.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/16/2012 1:46PM

    I have no suggestions, but it will be interesting to see what other people suggest and if you find something that works. That would be good to know info.

BTW, I agree with NATPLUMMER about benedryl being good for all kinds of inflammatory reactions. I use it when I get poison ivy, bee stings, bad mosquito bites or chiggar bites, sunburn....so it would stand to reason that it could help with heat rash too.

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/16/2012 1:21PM

    Plain old Vaseline is my cure-all. Or A&D ointment. Probably anything you would use for a baby's diaper rash would also work.

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GODZDESIGN95 10/16/2012 12:55PM

    Now you can do this or not tea tree oil but just a few dabbes. perxiod is good for fungus too but if it open and oozing caution. Just a suggestion.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/16/2012 12:53PM

    I don't have one but it would be nice too.

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NATPLUMMER 10/16/2012 12:46PM

    Have you tried benedryl?

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10/11/12

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Isn't this a cool date? I've got nothing to say, but wanted to have fun writing this date.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/13/2012 1:55AM

    Never even noticed it that way! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 10/11/2012 4:17PM

    This is a very cool date! I never thought about it before reading this!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/11/2012 12:46PM

    Very cool!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/11/2012 10:33AM

    It is neat!!

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