Colloidal Silver for Pink Eye: Yep, it worked for my family AGAIN!

One day before the start of school, the 9-year-old gremlin decides to get pink eye. Perfect timing, right?

colloidal silver pink eye Colloidal Silver for Pink Eye: Yep, it worked for my family AGAIN!

I don’t freak out about this stuff anymore. Missed days of work, prescription antibiotics and excess money out of my pocket are no longer serious factors, because colloidal silver continues to serve my family well.

No pharma drugs required. No doctor. No copay.

I treated my gremlin-son’s eye infection at home with a few drops of silver in the eyes each night. The infection was gone in two days. I talked about colloidal silver for eye infections in detail when Greedy Baby had it about a year ago.

colloidal silver Colloidal Silver for Pink Eye: Yep, it worked for my family AGAIN!

You can learn more about colloidal silver through my previous write-ups:

Colloidal Silver Facts, Benefits and Risks: This provides a history of colloidal silver’s use and why it’s effective, including reference links for you to do more reading. I also describe potential risks and side effects, which pretty much comes from not using the product properly.

Colloidal Silver for Ear & Eye Infections: This provides details on how I treat my children’s ear and eye infections naturally using silver, including dosage information and supporting references.

NOTE: If you are suffering from a sinus infection I highly recommend using colloidal silver in your ears in addition to your normal sinus treatment. This will accelerate the healing process and get you back to being happy much faster.

MORE GOOD STUFF TO COME: With cold & flu season just around the corner, I’ll soon be posting a reference page listing natural remedies you can use at home to battle back and win against common fall/winter sicknesses. Everything to be listed is stuff I purchase with my own money (no freebies from companies) and have experience using on the entire Greedy Family.

Look out for that post soon!

If you have any questions about colloidal silver, I encourage you to leave a comment or contact me. You can also send me a Cinnabon ’cause I’m in the mood for one. For realz.

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I Spotted Something Amazing During My Backyard Workout

This is pretty much non-fitness related, except for the fact that I spotted this during my backyard workout.

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“The t-stand from the clothesline cast a shadow onto the fence, but it reminded Josie of something more. Sweat dripped onto her brow with heart pounding as she cursed every burpee still to come. Yet the shadow on the fence gave her a warm & cuddly feeling inside. And in that moment…if only for a few seconds, she forgot her quads were on fire.”

If you are a follower of Christ, I’m certain you can appreciate the symbolism of the shadow on the fence.

Dang-blasted! I’m bummed that summer will be over soon. I will miss my backyard workouts. It offers so much versatility opposed to working out indoors. Good thing I’m investing in a portable squat rack I Spotted Something Amazing During My Backyard Workout to indulge in a living room squat-fest on those cold, winter mornings.

…so ya, there’s always that.

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The Truth About How to Get a Great Pair of Legs

Before I knew the truth about how to get a great pair of legs…

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And then, after discovering the truth…

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But what exactly is the truth?

First and foremost, you have to combat the lie.

It’s the lie that says you don’t have the body type to ever have nice legs. Your thighs are too big and you’re supposedly big-boned? Nor do you have the patience & mental fortitude for the journey. Something along those lines, right?

You have to STOP believing the lie. This is the first truth.

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…and now to embrace the second truth.

Getting your legs lean and sculpting them into sexy requires a healthy dose of patience and consistency to see the process through. If you’ve got a lot of weight to lose, getting the legs you want will seem like a gazillion light years away. Impossible, even. But please, don’t let discouragement drown out your goals.

Discouragement is a very natural, human emotion. You’re not a robot, after all. But discouragement must be managed effectively and, eventually, overcome.

Training your legs is the easy part. Belief, patience and consistency is a whole ‘nother cup of tea.

If you bust your ass all week on your fitness, then look in the mirror and barely see any leg progress — yep. There will be days like that. LOTS of days like that.

But it’s coming. A great pair of legs is on the way. You will get there. I promise. Keep on pushing forward.

In the spirit of a great pair of legs, here’s my Sledgehammer Stretch demo. It primarily targets the hamstrings, but stretches the back as well. 

 

So tell me: do you have what it takes to get a great pair of legs?

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Pike Push Up for Sexy Arms, Shoulders and Back

Its the Pike Push Up, ya’ll. This is one way to develop your arms, shoulders & upper back without any equipment. Bodyweight only. Yesss. Because your sexy bod alone is everything you need to get the job done.

Shoot for 3 sets of 10 reps. Do this as a stand alone quickie or add it to your next circuit. And throw in some living planks while you’re at it! Now git’ to it.

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What’s the Hardest Thing In Fitness You’ve Attempted So Far?

This dang pull up bar. It is my nemesis.

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It’s the most difficult thing I’ve faced so far in fitness. Progress is slow and can easily be discouraging if I don’t keep my head on straight. Sure, I can hit a few chin ups at this point, but it ain’t a pretty sight. And no pull-ups yet… nada.

I feel like I’m 10,000 pounds of concrete cinder block when I’m hanging from this thing. Yet I’m hitting the bar every other day and will not be satisfied until I master it. Got a long road ahead, but gonna make this pull-up bar my beyotch. That’s just the way it’s gonna be..

I remember when push-ups were totally out of my league and accomplishing a handstand was just a pipe dream.

Here’s my cheesy push-up vid from 2012. I can’t believe how much my body has changed! Especially upper bod & mid-section. More proof that consistency always wins the race. icon smile Whats the Hardest Thing In Fitness Youve Attempted So Far?

So tell me: What’s hard for you right now that you almost feel like quitting, but you’re determined to continue until you master it?

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Monday PUSH

Keep the promises you make to yourself. Follow through on daily personal commitments. YOU are the only who can guarantee your success. It comes down not only to what you’re willing to do, but what you actually do.

Keep… on… grinding.

I’m not only speaking to you, I’m also speaking to myself. I need this just as much as you do. We all need that extra push sometimes.

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Homemade Cookie Dough Bites

That’s right ya’ll. Come bask in the deliciousness.

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After grazing on too much cookie dough ice cream recently, I knew there had to be a better way to maintain the greedy trend of shoving cookie dough down my throat without it being a death sentence to my waistline.

Then whaaalah! I came up with a homemade dough that has zero white refined sugar, less butter AND has ingredients that are good for you. The addition of coconut oil and coconut sugar, both with wonderful health benefits, proved to be fantastic substitutions.

This recipe comes very darn close to original dough — even approved by my picky hubs. Very tasty. Very satisfying. Delectable goodness, indeed.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw baking blend (find it in the baking aisle)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar Homemade Cookie Dough Bites
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • approx 3/4 cups chocolate chips or more (milk chocolate or semi sweet — it’s your choice)
  • approx 1/8 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder or more

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cream together butter, coconut oil, Stevia, coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour and cocoa powder to the mix and continue to blend until thoroughly mixed.
  • Now throw in the chocolate chips and blend again.
  • Eat in delicious scoops from the bowl, or chill in the fridge for approx 20 minutes before eating.
  • To create “bites”, press mixture about 1-inch high into plastic container and freeze for approximately 30 minutes. Cut out the bite shapes before eating.

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Important note: Although the frozen bites do make for a lovely presentation, be aware that they do not stay frozen for very long, so eat them right away! I actually prefer to eat the dough with a spoon right out the container in the fridge. That’s how I roll.

So tell me… you down with grazing on some homemade cookie dough?

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Ebola Outbreak Alerts: Key Information and Developing News

last update 8/14/14

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This page serves as a centralized place for you to get information on developing news regarding the Ebola Outbreak. It also serves as a reference hub for educational articles regarding the Ebola virus. A link to this page is included in the right sidebar for quick & easy access. Please check back often for updates.

World Health Organization’s Ebola Fact Sheet

New Ebola Discovery Explains Why Virus Is So Deadly: This virus has been around since 1976, but it’s taken them all this time, and coincidentally during a major outbreak, to figure this out? The explanation is technical, yet still easy for a non-medical regular person to understand, so go and and read it for yourself. (published 8/13/14)

Medieval “Cordon Sanitaire” Tactic Put into Effect to Control Ebola: It was used during the Black Death, then again in Europe in the early 1900′s to control the spread of typhus. With Cordon Sanitaire (sanitary barrier), a border is established and no one goes in or out. This has now been put into effect in Ebola-stricken regions of Africa. Let’s see how this plays out… (published 8/12/14)

Former FDA Official Warns of Spooky Scenario if Ebola Hits U.S.: This article centers around the potential for forced quarantine of well persons. But how would the government get the masses to cooperate? With Martial Law??? (published 8/12/14)

Tracing Ebola’s Outbreak to an African 2-Year-Old: Although considered Patient Zero, it’s theorized that the child potentially had contact with another infected person that has not been traced. Other theories for her December 2013 infection include contaminated fruit or contact with a bat. (published 8/9/14)

South Carolina Dept of Health Directs Colleges & Universities to Screen West African Students & Faculty for Ebola: Persons are to be screened based on recent travel history, arriving within 21 days from West Africa. Any sexual contact they’ve had within 21 days will also be questioned as part of the screening. (published 8/9/14)

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Speed Rope and Sledgehammer Workout Motivation

Oh, heyyy. This is one helluva dynamic duo. It’s the speed rope and sledgehammer workout.

This workout targets cardio for fat burning and conditioning, plus shoulders and core.

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

  • Speed Rope Pendulums: set your interval timer for 8 rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest. If you don’t have a speed rope yet, simply mimic the movement. Continue your roping with a pendulum, half moon movement.
  • Sledgehammer Shoulder Press: 10-12 reps on each side
  • Sledgehammer Up-to-Bat: 10-12 reps on each side. Be sure to engage your core during the swing to maintain full control of the hammer.
  • Complete entire circuit 2-3 more times.

My sledge hammer is about 11 pounds, but don’t let it fool ya. Once you get ‘ta lifting & swinging that thing repeatedly in various directions and at different angles, it’s an immediate ass-kicker.

Equipment Checklist

Speed Rope (optional)

Sledgehammer or dumbbell

Interval timer or Tabata HIIT timer cell phone app

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Follow this formula >>>> Show up. Put in work. Never give up. Reap the fruits of your labor.

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Handstand Practice (my progress so far)

80 attempts per day. 4 days per week. 6 weeks worth of work so far…

handstand practice Handstand Practice (my progress so far)

…this is what it’s taken me to find my balance upside down and achieve mere seconds of hang time on my handstands.

Much more work to be done.

I won’t be satisfied until I’m able to hold my handstand for much longer AND walk on my hands in handstand position. I began this journey by watching gymnastics tutorials on Youtube and watching Greedy Baby receive instruction in her tumbling classes.

Then, I simply began putting in work with 80 attempts per day before every workout session. Tomorrow is another day. You can catch me out back at 6am for some pre-workout handstand practice.

I refuse to entertain a hindering, self-limiting mindset from the false concept that age dictates what we can or cannot achieve. I’m 41 years old and can achieve any damn thing I set my mind to.

…so can YOU.

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Disclaimer: Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Neither Josie, YumYucky.com, nor anyone else associated with this website will be responsible or liable for any injury you sustain while exercising.