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Oh, What JOY

Friday, November 22, 2013



Oh what JOY comes from the scale moving !




The scale has been on a consistent downward trend. Why? I haven't changed too much in my eating. It's about the same. I added in drinking bitter melon juice. Since drinking a quarter of a cup 3 times a day, every day I loose about a quarter of a pound to a pound. My fluffy belly is less fluffy. That is where it's most noticeable.





The thing that's weird is it's happening even though I hardly moved out of the recliner or bed for part of the week due to MS due to weather changes affecting me. A new storm is on the way for next week. I talked to the lady who makes the homeopathic patches in hopes of figuring out a way to beat the storms. She said I have to experiment with the dosing, increasing it as the storms approach.





It's gotten easier to drink the shots. I hold my breath as I drink the juice, swallowing it all down. Then I pop some red grapes in my mouth to chase the flavor away.




The lady at the Asian store says she blends the turmeric and bitter melon together and drinks down the mixture. She says it's powerful medicine. It's hard to communicate due to language issues to find out more. I don't know if the melon is available year around. I read on some research medical articles that fresh juice works better than pills. They found pills unreliable with results. I meant to ask if the perhaps sell canned bitter melon juice to drink? I don't know if they make it for sale for off seasons.

When I make bitter melon juice, I juice the bitter melon in a Sampson juicer. I slice whole fresh fruit into chunks that fit through the juicer. It's easy to make. Just remember it shockingly bitter. I found I can tolerate it by chasing it down with the grapes.


Today we are going to get more produce to juice. I ordered the Starch Solution book which has a healing diet for MS and other diseases. Here is the link to the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=4XVf36nwraw






Yesterday's juice was the last of the produce in the refrigerator. It had lots of celery, tangerines, apples, pears, lots of turmeric, garlic, ginger, and lemon grass. Yum.




Do not take bitter melon if your trying to get pregnant or are pregnant.
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FLMOMX2 11/26/2013 12:05PM

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ANNETTE117 11/24/2013 5:52PM

    I love juicing. Thanks for sharing some of your recipes.

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TRAVELNISTA 11/24/2013 8:17AM

    Kudos to you for being able to drink the bitter melon juice because as you said it is really bitter. I have never had bitter melon juice but just eating whole bitter melon is really bitter, the juice must be more concentrated. Oh my gosh!

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MELLY3183 11/23/2013 10:49AM

    weather changes affect me too!! I hope you have started to feel better! great info on this blog!

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DRPOOH63 11/23/2013 9:27AM

    emoticon interesting about bitter melon

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NYARAMULA 11/23/2013 9:09AM

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JIBBIE49 11/23/2013 1:57AM

    Hugs.

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JANIEWWJD 11/23/2013 12:39AM

    I'm going to try the juices!!! Thank you!!!!
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DS9KIE 11/23/2013 12:02AM

    Happy juicing emoticon

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ARTJAC 11/22/2013 11:49PM

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COCK-ROBIN 11/22/2013 11:18PM

    I'm SO happy for you!

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IMREITE 11/22/2013 11:12PM

    seeing the scale go down is great. i have the most progress when i make sure i eat plenty of produce and less processes stuff.

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L*I*T*A* 11/22/2013 10:35PM

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4RASCALS 11/22/2013 8:37PM

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/22/2013 8:27PM

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TEXASFILLY 11/22/2013 7:45PM

    Incredible! Thank you for sharing ~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 11/22/2013 7:45PM

    I know I heard Dr. Oz talking about bitter melon, and it's significant effect on weight loss. i believe it helps lower or maintain blood sugar levels.

I'm happy it is working so well for you. It's always so much better to eat the real food than to take supplements. The big problem with supplements (although I use them) is that they are not regulated, and one can never be sure of what they are getting.

I wish I lived in an area that offered access to the various 'unusual' foods you come across. Be well!

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SNOWYOGA 11/22/2013 7:25PM

    Good job! emoticon emoticon

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SEAJESS 11/22/2013 7:08PM

    emoticon that you've found something that works so well for you!

emoticon for a very interesting blog. Is there a way to use bitter melon for those of us who don't have juicers? (I have a Nutribullet....)

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KNYAGENYA 11/22/2013 5:56PM

    Yippee!

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GENRE009 11/22/2013 3:00PM

    THANK YOU FOR NOT GIVING UP HOPE,
AND SHOWING US HOW TRULY STRONG YOU ARE.
LOVE THESE RECIPES.
LOL EVA

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WATERONE 11/22/2013 2:31PM

    Great to hear the scale is moving down. Hope the pain is better.

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MISHMOM 11/22/2013 2:26PM

    Glad things are going well for you! Thanks for your comment about tumeric on my sparkpage - I will have to check out this bitter melon! emoticon

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 11/22/2013 1:47PM

    The weight loss, even though less active right now, is probably due to 2 things:

1) Bitter melon lowers blood sugar. Lower blood sugar means less insulin. Less insulin means the body is more willing to let go of FAT.

2) Turmeric lowers inflammation. With lower inflammation your body is more willing to let go of FAT. After all, often the body holds onto fat due to storage of toxins. And, what is more toxic than inflammation. The more inflammation a person has the harder it is for the body to let go of fat, and lowering the body's inflammation allows the body to release fat.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/22/2013 1:44PM

    Congrats!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2013 1:30PM

    Good job! HUGS

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DMGODDESS 11/22/2013 1:10PM

    Thank you for sharing :)

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DESERTDREAMERS 11/22/2013 12:37PM

    Wow, the juices sound good

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WALLAHALLA 11/22/2013 12:23PM

    What all is in your bitter melon juice? And where do you get your turmeric? I must be looking in the wrong section of the store, cause I can never find any.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/22/2013 11:52AM

    We are off to the closest big town to us today to do a lot of organic shopping for my juices too! Hope your flair up gets under control soon.
Hugs,
Kay

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NASFKAB 11/22/2013 11:50AM

  do you have raw juice? we cook the bitter melon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/22/2013 11:37AM

    That's wonderful your scale is moving!!
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MAMISHELI53 11/22/2013 11:28AM

    Hurray for the moving of the scale! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 11/22/2013 11:25AM

    Glad you are having success, and hoping you feel better soon.

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CATLADY52 11/22/2013 11:22AM

    I'm glad it seems to be working for you. emoticon

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