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Hunting for Better Health, One Quest at a Time

After 10 years of on-and-off-again healthy living, I was FINALLY able to motivate my husband to stick to his plan by calling it "The Spartan Program" after the characters in his favorite video game, Halo.

Since then, we've been trying to find other fun ways to incorporate our favorite super heroes, avatars, and pop culture trends into motivating changes.

Can The Walking Dead help explain healthy eating? Yes it can!
Super Hero Smoothies? You bet!
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After 10 years of on-and-off-again healthy living, I was FINALLY able to motivate my husband to stick to his plan by calling it "The Spartan Program" after the characters in his favorite video game, Halo.

Since then, we've been trying to find other fun ways to incorporate our favorite super heroes, avatars, and pop culture trends into motivating changes.

Can The Walking Dead help explain healthy eating? Yes it can!
Super Hero Smoothies? You bet!
Meditation Motivation from the Hulk? Absolutely!

Having fun, getting stronger, Leveling Up Life!
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Member Since: 7/23/2007

SparkPoints: 10,038

Fitness Minutes: 4,946

My Goals:
Fat loss, more energy, more natural/"clean" eating!

Feel comfortable in my own body.

My Program:
Cutting down on processed foods and going for fresh, wholesome goodness!

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My screen name of KASHII is in no way related to the Kashi brand but was a nickname given to me as a child. It stuck :)

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Remember your scale doesn't get to determine who you are. Enjoy the journey!

Random thoughts on life: www.MyLivingJourney.wordpress.com

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INSPIREDSOUL
4/20/2015 11:06:33 AM

Hi. I took a package of young coconut flesh. I cut it up into strips the size I wanted. Then I made a BBQ sauce. I tossed stuff in the blender and tasted until it tasted like a BBQ sauce. Then I marinated the coconut in the sauce. The next day I dehydrated it.



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YIGOBUTTERFLY
4/7/2015 7:17:34 AM

Hafa adai!

Yes, I am still around. I have has some major health issues since my 70th birthday in September but I think they are getting under control.

I do live in a safe house with shutters and on the plateau in the northern part of the island so I am really safe. My sons have family on Weno and I a waiting to hear how they are. During Pamela in '76 eleven people died from a landslide on Weno before Pamela came east and north and went over Guam.

Be safe.

Hope to hear from you again.

Jane



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YIGOBUTTERFLY
12/18/2013 7:28:25 AM

Are you still Sparking? Missed hearing from you.

Jane



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ALFA_SUNSHINE
7/4/2013 12:33:46 PM

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MZZCHIEF
7/1/2013 10:14:26 PM

Kashi

I don't know where you live, but if there's a doctor in town, he should be able to test your thyroid. Ask for a "free T" test AND a TSH.

Another thing to consider is if you are eating a lot of raw goitrogens that may be a problem. I remember you saying about a month ago that you'd bought a new blender and I saw the photo on your Sparkpage.

Goitrogens would be anything in the crucifer family like kale, cabbage, broccoli. Also some fruits like strawberries, pears and peaches. Soy is another goitrogen.

All these things eaten in quantity and raw can really put your thyroid into a tizzy.

Cooking them slightly helps to de-activate the goitrogens.
I love kale and eat quite a bit of it, but I ALWAYS braise it in organic chicken stock I make.

Also make sure you're getting adequate iodine and selenium.
These two minerals are needed to make thyroid hormone.
Brazil nuts are a really good food based source of selenium.
SMALL amounts of sea weed are potent sources of iodine.

What goitrogens do is bind iodine so that your thyroid can't use it to make hormone... so if you're eating raw goitrogens you'll prolly need even more iodine than someone who isn't.

Something to think about... and mabbe research online?
Take care
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