Magic is the word of the week!

I have heard this word so many times this week

Magic keeps coming up this week for me both in word and description and in those sweet little things that happened to you you cannot explain

It personifies things that happened
To you daily have you ever
Had a little Magic in your life

Cancel that . . .

Have you ever had something happen
That you can not explain even
If it’s small in size

That my friend is magic


?Coffee vs Chicory¿

For those of us who because of our health situation should NOT be drinking coffee and still LOVE it!

I love coffee and chicory…


Let’s compare the two!

Coffee Benefits

Improve Energy Levels
Burn Fat
Improve Physical Performance
Essential Nutrients
May lower risk of Type II Diabetes
May protect you from Alzheimer’s & Demential
May lower risk of Parkinson’s
Appears to have Protective effects on your Liver
Can fight depression & make you happier
Lowers the risk of some types of cancer
Does not cause heart disease AND may lower risk of stroke
May help you live longer

Coffee Negatives

Is a drug
Can cause anxiety and disrupt sleep
Addictive and can cause withdrawl symptoms
Some people can be allergic to coffee
More than 4 cups a day can cause early death
Raises blood pressure
Increased risk of heart attacks in young adults
Is linked to gout attacks
May cause breast tissue cysts in women
Could cause incontenance
Can cause headaches
May reduct fertility in women
Maybe a miscarriage risk
May not be health for type 2 diabetics
May cause more forceful heart contractions
Worsens menopause symptoms
Inhibits collagen production in the skin
Can lead to greater risk of bone fractures & accelerates bone loss
May impair hearing loss recovery
Adrenal fatigue
Irregular heartbeat
Can cause tremors

Coffee Information:

Is a bean that grows on a plant and is roasted
There are some who would definitely want to avoid or greatly limit their coffee intake.
Like pregnant women, people with anxiety issues, high blood pressure, insomnia, people who metabolize coffee slowly, people with auto immune diseases, heart issues.
Decaffeinated can be made by rinsing the beans with chemicals
Drinking it without sugar is the best way to drink it
Unfiltered can contain a substance called “cafestol” that can increase cholesterol levels.
Most of the health benefits happen only after you have drank at least several cups
Dates back to the 10th century and possibly earlier
Origin country thought to be Ethiopia
The plant is called Coffea

Chicory Benefits

No caffeine
The ability to Ease digestive problems
The ability to Prevent heartburn
May Reduce arthritis pain
The ability to detoxify the liver & gallbladder
May prevent bacterial infections
Boosts the immune system
Reduce the chance of heart disease
Natural Sedative helping to fight against kidney stones and promotes weight loss
May prevent cancer
Treats constipationHas anti-inflammatory properties
May prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes
Helps manage Osteoarthritis
Aid gut health
Relieve constipation
Treats hemorrhoids, hypertension and inflammatory bowel disease
Helps eczema
Is a prebiotic
High in triglycerides
Reduces colon cancer & heart disease
Anti-microbial & anti-fungal properties
Fights against harmful bacteria

Chicory Negatives

Do not drink if pregnant (may cause uterine contractions)
Might cause and allergic reaction in very few people who are sensitive to Asteraceae/Compositae family
Could be problem if you are prone to gall stones

Chicory Information

Is a cousin of dandelion
The root is roasted and ground
The leaves can be used as a poultice on the skin
The leaves are often eaten like celery
Can be used as a cooking spice
Rich source of beta-carotene
Leaves are also used sprinkled in salads
Medicinal uses date back to ancient Egyptians
Used to treat everything from pulmonary disease or tuberculosis, to cancer, cough, or wounds.
Known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue week, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive
Is a wild plant

Conclusions . . .

That was a lot of information.

Are you totally confused?
Afraid to drink coffee?

Better question might be:
Should You be Drinking Coffee?

I think the answer lies within You,
Your health care professional
and Your health situation

If you LOVE coffee anyway definitely look into the non chemical decaffeinated versions and maybe only drink one cup a day.

Give Chicory a go!

I bought some and I am pretty happy with the taste.
My favorite place for herbs, spices and healthy such is Mountain Rose Herbs

It does NOT taste like coffee however it does have a nice bite and is similar!
I am playing with strength. Make sure you read the destructions before making! Trust me on this!

I will keep you posted on the health benefits I am receiving by drinking this!

There are lots of places to order a concoction of chicory, dandelion, spices, carob etc. I find these blends are way too sweet for me. Mountain Rose has a blend as well as a ton on Amazon.

Laters ~ and Please let me know what you think of chicory coffee?


Pill Containers Review

If you are on the healthy freeway of life you are probably taking supplements. 
more than likely a ton of them daily, maybe several times a day.

I have tried lots of ways to hold those darn things. From plastic bags to those compartment containers. Segregating them either two or three times daily, all of whom are probably plastic of some sort. 

I have had all of them I think, only none of them seemed to fit me or my lifestyle. Either they are too big to pack around (if you are a busy person you might need a suitcase to pack your pill container around), not exactly what you need, or the packaging is not a healthy or environmentally great choice.

In my travels on the world wide web and amazon (because that seems to be the place to find whatever your heart desires and at great prices now-a-days) I came across some silicone containers.

I must have spent a couple hours researching all aspects of these. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Of course I was looking for something that would be easily recognizable as either morning or evening.

What I found was these great little pots that are sort of tie dyed or striped and in a size that I thought would handle my array of pills I take everyday. They are technically dab containers.

Wild Cow is the bomb!
Check out their website! They have lots more stuff
Their Amazon Store

These containers :
hold =  22 ml
outside dimensions = 2.25 inches(diam) x 1.25 inches (h)
inside dimensions = 1.75 inches (diam) x .75 inches + a smidge (h)
lids are about 1/8″ thick
bottoms are almost 1/4″ thick
Wild Colors
very sturdy and lids are tight

These delicious little containers come in a variety of “swirl” colors and you are not given a choice which one you receive! It makes is more fun that way don’t you think? They arrive in a cute little bag!

Thank you Mo & Wild Cow! 
You are the bomb and gave me “knock your socks off” customer service!
You have established a great relationship with me and have a life long customer!

I will be ordering another bunch as I need 14 total!

Laters Baby!