Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oil Pulling

Have any of you ever tried oil pulling before? I've been doing it for the last month and it has been awesome. Some people say it makes their arthritis go away and makes their joints feel better and all sorts of crazy claims...I don't know about that, but here's how it has helped me:

I always get a bit of drainage in my head when I shower in the morning, but the first morning after I did it for the first time I got a TON of drainage and I could breathe through my nose for the first time in who knows how long, because I had no idea I was that congested.  If I have a sore throat, I do it and it goes away too. My teeth are whiter, and I don't have as much plaque.  My gums always bleed when I floss (ALWAYS, even when I am a super duper flosser) and after 3 days of oil pulling, no bleeding.

I use olive oil, but you can use any vegetable oil, and I put it in my mouth and swish it for 20 minutes while I am in the shower and getting ready for the day.  It only grossed me out for the first few minutes the first time I did it, and then I have been good.  Just thought I would share if anyone is interested!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Easy Go-To Soup

This is probably our quickest, easiest, cheapest, go-to yummy soup.

Savory Bean and Spinach Soup

1 (32oz) box of veggie broth
1 cup water
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
4 large carrots, sliced
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (1lb/16oz) bag frozen spinach
garlic powder, onion powder, basil and pepper to taste

Bring to boil. Simmer, covered, until carrots are cooked through.