Testimony Tuesday ~ Plexus for Weight Loss

I am thrilled with all the messages & questions I am getting about Plexus! Please keep them coming because they are helping me to learn more & more about this amazing company & their products!
One popular question I am getting is about Plexus for weight loss. And I understand, this time of year is so hard to keep your weight in check, let alone take some off! So why not get a little help? I saw Natalie’s story yesterday & just loved it! Because of Plexus she got to look her best on her wedding day. She was full of confidence & just beamed in her wedding pictures! Take a look at her story….

Natalie Patton

Natalie Patton

To say that I am pleased with my results so far with Plexus would be a vast understatement. The 1st picture was taken just two weeks before I started with Plexus. I had lost all my baby weight thanks to nursing and was actually content with my body. I’d had a baby and I thought this was as good as it would get. But I was drained and exhausted all the time. I woke up each day just to look forward to going back to bed each night. Then I was introduced to Plexus and decided to give it a try to see if it would help with energy. Well it has done that and much more! 

The 2nd picture was taken this past weekend at our wedding reception. Seeing the look on my husband’s face when he first saw me in my dress was priceless. Being able to walk down those stairs with confidence when introduced by the DJ was priceless. And it is all because I took a leap of faith on these amazing products and this awesome company. Not only have I lost the weight that I’ve been gradually putting on since high school, but I’ve got more energy, I’m sleeping better, I’m eating better because I don’t crave junk all the time, and I’ve been able to stick to an exercise routine for longer than just a few weeks.

Isn’t that amazing & inspiring! I have just started taking the Boost & Block products & will be doing my personal review of them at the end of the week. I am a big sugar junkie & it will be wonderful to be rid of those cravings! I believe I’ve already kicked the pop habit & I’ve noticed that I’m not wanting my morning cup of coffee anymore. I’d much rather have my Pink Drink! ;) Progress!!

Seriously if you’ve been thinking about asking me about these products please just ask! I would LOVE to share information with you! I would LOVE for all of my friends and family to experience what I have so far. With me there is never any pressure. I just want everyone to feel amazing like I know they can! No need to be going through the motions of life! It’s time to start living it again!

Plexus Review, Week 2

This is how I literally feel inside! I am jumping for JOY!

This is how I literally feel inside! I am jumping for JOY!

Well here I am. Closing in on my 2nd full week of taking Plexus! I have good things to report & one bad. :)

Good thing is that my energy level has stayed stable all 12 days I’ve been taking the products. I wake up with energy & it stays the same all day long, meaning I don’t get a spike right after drinking my drink (which I try to do every morning at 9 am) & I don’t then plummet mid day. I honestly don’t know if I’ve EVER woken up WITH energy & I always used to crash between 2 & 3 pm, so this is something new & amazing to me!

Also, my mood has continued to be cheery & positive. I haven’t worried about a single thing for the past 2 weeks. And it’s not because I have nothing to worry about. I have 2 teen girls. I have plenty to worry about. It’s just that the ProBio 5 & Slim are working together to level out my hormones, which in turn is helping me to not make mountains out of mole hills. My family is grateful for this. I tended to be a bit dramatic before. :/

And speaking of my family. My girls are in the middle of conditioning for basketball this week. It’s grueling & they come home exhausted. I asked them if they wanted to try the Slim to help them feel better. Both girls tried it. One hated the taste & wouldn’t drink it, the other drank it after a morning conditioning practice & said she felt great the rest of her day & said she’s sure if she wouldn’t have taken it, she wouldn’t have felt as good.

And my sleep has continued to be excellent. I have woken up a few times this past week, but have been able to get right back to sleep. It didn’t take me 2-3 hours like it used to. Again…something new & amazing to me!! :)

Now the bad. And honestly it’s not really bad. I finally remembered to take my measurements & over the past week I have not lost anymore inches. I have lost 1 pound though! :D I have read that some people actually will gain a little weight when they start this program & then when their gut starts to heal…after about 3 weeks…that is when people start experiencing weight loss. And again, I didn’t start this to lose weight. My 1st priority is to heal my gut, which it is. I have ordered the Boost & the Block to see what that is like. Even though I don’t obsess over my weight, it would be nice to drop about 5-8 pounds. They kinda crept up on me since my last birthday & while it doesn’t bug me all that much, I know I’d feel better to be back at my normal weight.

So that is it for week 2! I am excited for week 3! These last 2 weeks have been so awesome, I can only imagine how great it’s going to continue to get! If you have questions or testimonies to share, I’d love for you to leave them in the comments!!


Testimonial Tuesday ~ Autoimmune Diseases

I thought it would be a good idea to share some testimonies from people suffering from autoimmunedifferent autoimmune diseases. It’s one thing to tell my story, but I think it’s a big help to hear from other people who may be suffering from the same thing you might be suffering from. The good news is, you don’t have to suffer! Plexus has helped so many! Just read on….

Melanie Powers: I suffered from colitis for over 7 years before finding Plexus! I was always doubled over in pain & either constipated or way the other way. Within a week after starting slim, probio5, & biocleanse-all that went away! I had to be off Plexus few months later; it all came back & stopped again after re-starting. I also have Ankylosing Spondylitis & Fibromyalgia. All of these are auto-immune diseases confirmed by blood tests. I have less chronic pain now overall. I also take less of my Prilosec Rx for acid reflux due to GERD. & for icing on the cake in 7 mos lost 25 pounds!!’ Plexus has TRULY changed my life. Probio rocks & kills the fungus among us! Glory be to God alone. & thank you Lord for bringing it into my life by my friend in Sunday school!


Candace Porter Briley: My grandmother has suffered from Lupus and Myasthenia Gravis Disprder for years. It debilitated her to the point where she could no longer walk without a walker/cane and even then walking was very limited. 6 months on Slim and probio5 and she’s lost 61 lbs and is walking without any help! She also is feeling better than she has in years!

RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Jessica Cook-Holley:  James, my husband, is not only living a pain free life, he has gone 6 weeks between his Enbrel injections!!! These are WEEKLY injections for RA. Before Plexus he would start hurting a few days before his next injection. Yesterday he ran, lifted weights and mowed the yard! I am honestly in tears. I remember the day that He was in so much pain that we thought we would have to put him in a wheelchair. He was only 40 years old and I was shopping online for a Hover Round.
This is what #PlexusFeedom is ALL about!! I praise God daily for leading us to Plexus!

MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

Cheryl Stovall: I am suffering with an incredibly bad MS ‘episode’ right now as we speak….I truly, truly, believe the Plexus Products are the only thing allowing me to function. My bowels would be totally shut down with this episode if it were not for my BioCleanse, it has absolutely made life bearable. I drink 2 Slim’s a day during the episode and I can honestly tell you that for a couple of hours after I drink my Slim is when I am able to have the energy to do anything at all….I actually posted this all on my wall yesterday, please feel free to copy it, because if one person can be helped through it then that is what it is all about.

   These are just a few stories I found on FB, there were over 200 more that I could’ve shared!! If there is something you suffer with that isn’t listed above, please get in touch with me. With just a little research, I can help you find the right products to possibly help YOU!

Plexus Review, Week 1

I’ve almost made it to the end of week one! It has been a GREAT week! I am so impressed with this Plexus stuff! :P

I was too excited to just write about it, so I decided I would just shoot a quick video! Take a look at the changes I have experienced!

Something I forgot to say is my tummy bloat is gone! Not only is that cool that I look better in my jeans, but with that bloat gone it tells me for sure that the junk in my gut is being cleaned out & is being restored to maximum health because of the Plexus TriPlex Combo! So ya, I’m pretty much sold on the product. :)

Have you used Plexus? I’d love to hear your experience with it! Leave a comment below!
If you want to TRY Plexus for the 1st time, please visit my site & check out all we have to offer! And PS!!! There is FREE shipping this month! I guess that doesn’t happen very often, so now would be the time to try I guess! :P shopmyplexus.com/sarahboyer 

Homemade Breakfast Sandwich

egg sandwich

I make my girls a homemade breakfast every morning. I try to include eggs or some sort of protein in each one so they can stay fuller longer. My girls are starving by time their lunch period rolls around if they just have a bowl of cereal or a Pop Tart. And thanks to Michelle Obama’s lunch program, read: starvation diet, they are starving after lunch. I feel that if I give them a good breakfast, I am at least helping to keep their energy sustained a little bit better!

Everything I make takes 15 minutes or less. Trust me, when I first decided I was going to make a full breakfast each morning, my main concern was I wouldn’t have TIME! But once I started making the breakfasts, I realized it really didn’t take much time at all! And it’s so worth it!

Today I made them a homemade breakfast sandwich. Think of it as the McHome McMuffin.

I scrambled 3 eggs & put them in a hot pan to make them into omelet consistency.
During this time I had Pillsbury Flakey Biscuits baking in the oven @350 for 15 min.
While the eggs were cooking, I put 2 Jimmy Dean microwave sausage patties in the micro for 1 min.

When everything was done cooking, I cut the biscuits in 1/2, topped the bottom portion with the egg, put on some cheese, took the sausage patty & cut it in 1/2 & placed that on top & then covered it all with the top 1/2 of the biscuit.

egg sand

They were yummy & bigger than a McMuffin. I can’t say it was exactly healthier since I used pre-made sausage & biscuits, but remember, I need these to be FAST & easy!

And they were! The girls loved them, so SCORE one for mom! :)


How To Set God Sized Goals

I am so in love with this book by Mark Batterson! It has helped me to think about goal setting in a whole new way. A way that I believe will actually turn my goals into accomplishments! Please watch this short video to hear about why you want to set God sized goals & then read on to learn how!

How to Set Goals That Become Accomplishments

1. Start with Prayer! If you can, go away somewhere. The woods, the beach, even just your backyard. But get somewhere where you can be alone & have quiet. Start with a prayer. In the book Mark says: “If you set goals in the context of prayer, there is a much higher likelihood that your goals will glorify God, & if they don’t glorify God, then they aren’t worth setting in the first place! So ask God to help you find & define the goals you need to set.

2. Check Your Motives. “If you are setting selfish goals, you would be better off spiritually not accomplishing them at all.” Make sure you are going after your goals for the right reasons. Yes, we all want to be rich, but to who much is given, much is expected, so be sure you are willing to share your good fortune once you receive it. Or better yet, have a charity or cause in mind that will start benefiting from your success right away, even before you reach your goal. Just make sure it isn’t all about you & that brand new sports car you want to drive.

3. Think in Categories. Think of who you want to help or think of the areas in your life that need attention…family, finances, physical fitness, community. Then write out what you can do for each category to improve those areas. Set goals for each one.

4. Be Specific! “If your goal isn’t measurable, you have no way of knowing if you’ve accomplished it!” You can’t just say you want to lose weight or make more money. How much weight do you want to lose or how much money do you want to make & just for extra measure, set a date to reach that goal!

5. Write It Down. I talked about this in my video. You DO have to write it down. There is something about committing something to paper that makes it real. And when you post it where you can see your goals every day it helps you to stay accountable!

6. Include Others. “Goals are relational glue.” If you set a goal WITH someone, it bonds you & it will double your joy when you accomplish it! Besides, there is no better way to stay on track than to have an accountability partner!

7. Celebrate Along The Way. This is something I do with my Younique team. Whenever someone reaches a goal, no matter how big or small, I give them what we call a shout out! When you are new to something & feel like you are climbing a huge mountain to the top, stopping to celebrate milestones makes the climb seem shorter! And it keeps you motivated to get to the next celebration!

8. Dream BIG! Your list should include not just short term goals, but LONG term goals. Goals that will take years to accomplish! Short term goals are important to get you to the next step, but long term goals are great to focus on when you need a minute to step back & silah, stop & rest. They help you remember the big picture & they also help you to rely on God.

9. Think Long. Sometimes we get stuck in needing to just make it to next week. But stop & think about where you want to be in 5 & 10 years. Lots of things will change in your life during that time. You need to think ahead to what your life will look like & where you want to be in that time. What goals do you need to set to make your dream future a reality?

10. Pray Hard. Goal setting begins & ends with prayer. When you pray about your goals, they become ordained by God. Those prayers become accomplishments. Always be praying & never cease. God will bring to you everything you need to reach your goals.

Happy Goal Setting!

Plexus Tri-Plex Combo Review

I’m on a quest yet again to get my gut healthy. Long time followers know I have EBV, Epstein Barr Virus, one of many fun autoimmune diseases. There is no cure, but you can manage it. I have been able to manage my symptoms quite well with diet over the last 6 years but the older I get, the more symptoms start to develop. The latest being joint pain. My worst symptom is this odd body rash I get. I break out in an uncontrollable itch if I am stressed, nervous, sweaty, eat too many sweets, really just about anything will bring it on.  I can fight it with antihistamines, but I am a person that likes to put as little OTC’s in my body as possible.  After some research, I know that a lot of my EBV symptoms go hand in hand with a yeast over growth, more commonly known as Candida.
During my research on how to rid my body of too much yeast, I learned that you need a combination of a few vitamins, minerals & herbs to do the job. I was taking a handful of Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin C, B12 complex, acidophilus, olive leaf & a few other things. Because I am NOT a good pill taker, I wasn’t consistent & I gradually slacked off & then altogether quit taking all those pills.

Tri- Plex Combo

Tri- Plex Combo

I’ve never given up my research & I recently discovered Plexus. Well, not recently, but I guess I finally stopped & paid attention to what they have to offer. They are a direct sales company that sells natural supplements to help with weight loss, diabetes control, joint pain & detox. Detox is what I am interested in. I read about their Tri-Plex combo package that contains a 30 day supply of ProBio5, which is a pro-biotic that helps promote good gut bacteria, like what you get in yogurt, only more of it, Bio Cleanse which claims to oxygenate & energize your body. It contains Magnesium & Vitamin C so instead of taking 6 pills twice a day, I’m taking 2 Bio Cleanse twice a day & 1 ProBio 5 once a day. Way easier for me to handle!  The final product is a drink mix called Plexus Slim. It is mostly for weight loss from what I can tell because it’s main selling point is that it should be taken 30 minutes before a meal to help curb your appetite, but it also promotes increased energy & will help you maintain a healthy blood pressure & blood sugar levels.
Today is my 1st full day on these supplements & I haven’t noticed much from the ProBio 5 & the Bio Cleanse, but I didn’t expect to yet. The Plexus Slim has given me a nice energy boost & my mid day funk hasn’t happened & it tastes YUMMY! But it hasn’t curbed my desire for sweets. I inhaled 2 Krackle fun size bars while typing this post out. But maybe over the next few days my sugar cravings will go away. We shall wait & see.

I will post updates at least twice a week throughout the next 30 days to give anyone interested in trying these products a true, honest, real time review. I do not sell Plexus & I am not being compensated for this month long review. My hopes are that if there are others out there with similar issues to mine will find this review helpful if they are trying to decide if Plexus will work for them. It is not a cheap product & there is an auto ship, 2 things that don’t thrill me, but I’m so sick & tired of being sick & tired that I felt it was worth a try.
If you are interested in trying Plexus, I can put you in touch with a representative, or ambassador, as they call themselves. :)

On November 6th, I decided this Plexus stuff was working so well, I  joined the company. If I can help just one other person feel as good as I do, I will be so happy!
To learn more about this wonderful product & company, please click this link:

Detox Update & Natural Shampoo & Conditioner Recipe!

Phew, the last day & 1/2 was not pretty. Not sure how I could describe it. I didn’t feel ill, but I certainly didn’t feel like myself, so I needed to take a day off of posting. If I would’ve posted in the mental state I was in, I would’ve cursed the yeast detox up & down, sideways & backwards. That wouldn’t have been helpful to you at all.

But today I’m feeling great & almost better than ever!

Latest Measurement Updates:

Waist: 34 & 1/2″. I have lost 1/2 an inch!! :)

Arms: same

Thighs: same

I have come to the conclusion that the detox won’t do much for my arms & thighs, but that’s ok. I’ll be starting Insanity soon, Lord help me, & that will most assuredly take care of those problem spots.

The last recipe I told you about was the stew. I don’t recommend it. It turned out tasting just like chicken noodle soup with a lot of extra work & no noodles. :(

Last night we had pan fried pork chops, mashed potatoes (my 1 night of red skinned potatoes) & roasted asparagus. Yum-my!

Todays Menu:

Breakfast: Omelet with left over roasted veggies

Lunch: green salad with light dressing

Supper: Almond Crusted Chicken with roasted broccoli, onions & walnuts

Almond Crusted Chicken

2 tbls Dijon mustard

4 Chicken breast, pounded to 1/2″ thickness

1 c. sliced almonds

One 14oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 c. baby corn, drained & cut crosswise into 1″ pieces

1 1/2 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

2 tbls chopped cilantro

Brush the mustard all over the chicken, place almonds in a shallow dish, add the chicken & coat both sides.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken & cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Add the tomatoes, corn, curry powder, salt & pepper & bring to a simmer. Partially cover the skillet & simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat & top with cilantro.

Roasted Broccoli with Red Onions & Walnuts

6 cups broccoli florets

1 small red onion, cut into 2″ wedges

1 tbls olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 c. walnuts

2 tbls balsamic vinegar

1 tbls honey

1 tsp dried thyme

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, onion, oil, salt & pepper. Toss to coat the veggies with the oil. Arrange on a large baking sheet in a single layer & roast for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the walnuts, vinegar, honey, & thyme. Remove the baking sheet from the oven & sprinkle the walnut mixture over the top. Return to the oven & roast until the broccoli is crisp-tender & the walnuts are golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner

Today is a twofer blog post! I want to share with you about the baking soda shampoo & cider vinegar rinse I have used on my hair.

So far I’ve used it twice & the only word to describe it is weird! It works, but it’s weird! Not having something lather up in your hair is an odd feeling. And maybe I have the mixture too baking soda heavy, but it’s gritty, which REALLY feels strange! But when you rinse it out, my hair does feel squeaky clean.

I have put the cider vinegar mixture into a spray bottle which makes it easier to apply. I am using Bragg’s Cider Vinegar, which seems to be a lot more potent than regular cider vinegar. Bragg’s is unfiltered & supposed to be better for you. It smells to high heavens, but once I rinsed it out, my hair felt clean, but very stringy. I have overly processed hair, so I’m sure that is the reason my hair feels like a haystack after both of these treatments.

After the shower, I was able to comb through my hair easily. I guess vinegar is a detangler. Bonus! I have been afraid to blow dry my hair because it just feels SO dry after using these natural products, so I’ve been letting it air dry. Takes forever, but just to scared I’ll look like a frizzed out lion if I take a blow dryer to my hair.

The end result is hair that is full of body!! My volume is equal the volume I get after applying 2 different volumizers with a blow dryer, so that is cool. The ends of my hair do seem to be a bit more frizzy than before. Probably because of the hair color & the fact that I’m in need of a serious trim.

I can’t say I’m totally sold on this method. With the condition my colored hair is in, it just makes me nervous that I am drying it out more than helping it by going natural. So I am on the fence about continuing. I’ve read you need to give it 3 weeks for your scalp to rejuvenate it’s natural oil production. That means 3 weeks of questionable hair styles, lots of hats & maybe scarves, ala Grey Gardens. (if you don’t know about Grey Gardens, look it up, it’s fascinating!! Especially if you are a Jackie Kennedy buff.) GREY_GARDENS_still

Here are the recipes if you are so inclined to go natural on your hair:


1 part baking soda

1 part water, distilled

Take an empty shampoo container & add your equal parts baking soda & water with the help of a funnel.

Shake before each use because the baking soda will settle in the container.

Apply to scalp & work your way down to your ends.

Rinse with cool water.

Cider Vinegar Rinse:

1 part cider vinegar

1 part water, distilled

Add to a spray or squirt bottle, apply to hair & scalp, rinse with cool water.

The smell does go away after your hair has dried, I promise!

Let me know if you try these natural hair cleansing products & what you think!!

Til next time, kids!




sjb’s Yeast Detox

Good Monday Morning, kids! I’m back & like I promised, I have a new, tailored, just for me, yeast detox plan.

As you read, push play & listen to my new theme song! There ain’t no mountain high enough that is gonna keep me from my goal!

Over the weekend I read SO much information it made my head spin! Some stuff was junk, some was stuff I already knew & some stuff was really helpful! I took the best of each bit of information I read & made a yeast detox plan for myself that I think is going to work really well.

Here is What I Learned

Thankfully last week was not a total loss. I did do some things right. And I did notice a difference in how I was feeling over all. But this week I need to cut out all the starches; no potatoes, no rice cakes, no brown rice. And I shouldn’t be eating peas since they are one green veggie that has quite a bit of sugar.

I can, however, have butter which I thought I couldn’t have before, lemons, limes & sour cream! But what good is sour cream & butter if you have no potato to put it on? Well, I am allowed red skinned potatoes, but only once this coming week.

And I already knew I needed supplements. If you really want to clean your digest track, gut & colon of yeast molecules & spores they are a necessity. You won’t be doing much good if you don’t use some sort of supplement plan. What I didn’t know is you need to have a rotating supplement plan. So I am taking 2 different rotations of supplements. The 1st set I am taking this week & the 2nd set I will take next week.

This weeks rotation:

DIDA Clear is a sort of multi-supplement. It contains garlic, carprylic acid, undecylenic acid, grapefruit extract & lactobacillus acidophilus. All of which are needed to kill the yeast fungus & their spores! I take 2 capsules twice a day, which is a heavy dosage, but that is what is needed in the beginning. If I start to feel like I have the flu, that means I am having die off symptoms & just need to back down my dosage.

Olive Leaf is the other supplement I am continuing to take, but like I mentioned on Facebook, I need to up the dosage. I will be taking 2 capsules 3 times a day.

Maca Root is the 3rd supplement I will be taking. It isn’t for yeast detox per say, but it helps with energy. I’ve taken Maca Root for years to help me with my extreme fatigue & already know it offers a great afternoon pick me up, instead of Pepsi, like I used to use.

The 2nd round of supplements is Colloidal Silver, Psyllium Husks & Oil of Oregano. I will talk more about each of those next week.

My Meals for this Week:

This week I am cooking from the cookbook: Robin to the Rescue by Robin Miller. She was on Food Network for awhile. Not sure if she still is, but I love her cookbook!! Tons of fast, but really yummy, & what I would consider, “fancy” meals!

Sunday Night

(back tracking because I got back on track yesterday!)

Breakfast: skipped it. SHAME ON ME! But sometimes I’m just not hungry in the morning & coffee is all I need.

Lunch: I took left over roasted chicken, topped it with salsa mixed with mashed avocado. It was delish & I have enough left over for today’s lunch!

Supper: Flank Steak with Ancho-Honey Mayo:

One 1 1/4 lb Flank Steak

salt & freshly ground pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

Ancho-Honey Mayo

1/2 c. mayo; subbed sour cream because I cannot have mayo, & it was fantastic!

2 tbls. honey

1 tsp ground ancho chilies; we don’t have these in our store, so I used green chilies. No clue if this is a comparable substitute or not because honestly, what the heck is an ancho chili?

2 tbls chopped fresh cilantro; MKB hates cilantro, so I used fresh chopped parsley.

*Don’t ya love how I follow a recipe! :)

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Season steak with salt, pepper & garlic powder

Place under broiler for 5 minutes, each side. Remove & let set for 10 minutes before cutting into 1/4″ thick slices.

In a medium bowl, whisk together mayo, honey & ground ancho….or whatever substitutes you came up with. ;)

Top steak slices with sauce & fresh cilantro, or parsley just before serving.

Since I can’t have most potatoes or bread, I am trying to make my veggie sides as interesting & fun as possible. I hit a homerun first time out!

Side: Roasted Tomatoes, green beans & olives

Coat a baking sheet with olive oil

slice tomatoes & olives in half, place on baking sheet (any olives will work, I used California Green Ripe)

Toss green beans onto the sheet

Drizzle with olive oil & salt & pepper to taste (I used seasoned pepper, no salt because the olives were salty enough)

Put in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. I go a little longer because we like them reaaally roasted.

This was an awesome meal!! It was seriously the best thing I’ve made in a long time! The meat & the veggies were so equally good, I didn’t know which to shove in my mouth next! MKB piled his veggies on his meat so he didn’t have to decide! Ha, ha!!

Monday’s Meals

Breakfast: back to the pomegranate oatmeal & hot lemon water. Really gonna try & stay away from the coffee this week!

Lunch: Chicken & salsa/avocado mix

Supper: Mulligatawny Stew

2 c. instant rice (omitting)

1 tbls olive oil

1 c. chopped onion

2 medium carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced (additional garlic to my diet will do nothing but help me!!)

2 tsp peeled & minced fresh ginger (1st time I’m cooking with fresh ginger! I’m excited!)

1 1/4 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces

1 tbls curry powder (great seasoning to chase away the yeast!)

3 1/2 c reduced sodium chicken broth (I made my own from the roasted chicken carcus!!)

1 14 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk (GREAT to heal you of anything!!)

1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro (using parsley again)

salt & pepper to taste

Cook rice according to directions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic & ginger. Cook until veggies are tender, about 3 minutes.

Add chicken & cook until golden brown. Add the curry powder, stir to coat & cook for 1 minute longer.

Add the broth, bring to a simmer, & continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add the coconut milk & simmer for another 2 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in cilantro & season with salt & pepper. Spoon stew over rice in bowls, if you’ve made the rice.

Side: Not sure what side I will use tonight since this is a stew. We usually have some sort of bread with a soup/stew & THAT is out this week. Sooo, when I decide, I’ll leave the recipe on my Facebook Page. ;)


My snacks will be pretty much like last week, minus the rice cakes. And what about the wine?? I really shouldn’t, but I’m not going to say “no” completely. The supplements I am taking help me to digest the sugar in the wine better, so if I’m really jonesing for a glass, I’m not going to deny myself a glass or two.

Sorry this is such a long post, kids. But I learned a lot this weekend. Most of all, you need to go back in time. Back to before people cooked with margarine & other fake products. Most of my research led me to kitchens of the 1920’s & earlier. This is a time when people were also using Colloidal Silver to treat chest ailments, as well as many other diseases, since penicillin hadn’t been invented yet! Colloidal Silver was quite affective, but once penicillin came on the scene in 1928, Colloidal Silver was long forgotten. That is why it is being used in my detox. It works to rid the body of not only yeast, but many other infectious “bugs”! We actually use it during cold & flu season to stave off those nasty bugs! Nothing we have tried works better!

As a new addition to sjb, I am going to leave you with a “Short Cut” from my 1950 Betty Crocker Cookbook:

If you feel tired, lie down on the floor on your back, put your hands above your head, close your eyes, and relax for 3 to 5 minutes. :) REFRESHING!

Love ya, kids!


Yeast Detox Fail!

Ok, so here’s the deal. I had finished writing up my post for today & then went to look for a picture to show a tongue of a person with yeast overgrowth, since that is an easy way to tell if you have a yeast issue. I found a picture, clicked on it to save & use, & then “Why The Yeast Detox Diet Won’t Work” caught my eye. It was the article that went along with the picture.

My heart sank as I read the article. Everything I am doing is wrong. Potatoes are bad, beans are bad, peas are bad, ripe fruit is OK, butter is OK, on & on & on.  “Nothing will work until you fix the walls of your digestive tract.” Do you know how long that will take? Two years. TWO! Two years of not eating sugar, dairy (cheese!), any grains, most veggies, most fruits & alcohol.

I could handle the two weeks. But this gal can’t do two years without cheese, chocolate & wine. Nah-uh!! I know, I know…but sjb, you’ve got that debilitating rash. Don’t remind me. It’s the only symptom I have left of the EBV & yes, it drives me insane. That is why I am not giving up completely.

I do need to regroup, do some more research. Way more in-depth research, is what I should say. So don’t give up on me yet. I am going to do this, but I have to find a way to do it that works for me. I know my strengths & weaknesses, so I will fine tailor a plan for myself & I will chronicle it here. I promise!

While I am formulating that plan, I will continue to be the guinea pig for you & keep trying some of the homemade health & beauty product recipes I’ve been collecting. I’m waiting on an order of essential oils to get here & then I’ll be off & running making lip balms, shampoos, conditioners & wall plug ins!! :)

So until next time kids, stay tuned until I regroup! Some prayers may not hurt either!