moving day :S
feeling pukey!


Jeez, I know I was tired, but did I have to use so many exclamation marks? Excuse me while I go punch myself in the face.



25 minutes left!
Today was a busy day, the niecey kept me on my toes...(they are nubs now)

So we played with the DSi a little! Taylors came in today so we did some Zelda battles!
It actually takes decent pics. The lighting was terrible but they weren't bad!

My dad was a good sport
(he has the sickness) and let me make him look silly


This post was short, but sweet and totally counts!




So it's 10 o'clock and I'm just posting now. This Nablo thing was an impulsive decision I think.

I've been busy all day, watching a kid. Who knew that stuff was so time consuming eh?

Anyways, I'm scrapping that Proust Questionnaire.
I'm just not in the mood for public self reflection.

Not really sure what I'm in the mood for.
I kinda feel like I'm talking to myself out loud on the subway and everyone nearby is pretending to not be eavesdropping.

I have just had massive inspiration (from this friend)

or rather how do you like yours?
Real cheese, or processed?
In one of those grill cheese makers, or on the toasting on the stove with lots of butter?
Tomato soup, or is that the most disgusting food combo everrrrr???

Questions that need answers people!

My preference? On the stove, tomato soup? Worst combo EVER. Unless, I dunno. I'm having opposite day.



Today has been quite the day. My sis is gone overnight so it was just me and the niecey.
She was verrrry good. I took some video of her reading her two little books about hungry kittens. It was so precious I think I busted an ovary.

She also gave me a hat make-over!

Apologies for looking so pissed off. The joy is just very deep inside.



The cold is here. Its blustery and gray and found a home in my bones. Hopefully not to stay since it's making things slightly miserable. Gray weather makes me sleepy and crave warm things. Possibly to make up for the fact that my bones feel like brittle icicles.

But enough of the cold! On with Proust and todays edition of the questionnaire.

Lets talk about deplorable things
(does someone remember those books?)

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My inability (but I am working hard on this) to just live in the moment. I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop. "If things are good now, they won't be for long" kind of terrible mentality.

I just want to be happy and living in the moment dammit! >.< What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I can forgive a lot. Especially if people acknowledge bad habits and work on them. But I think we're talking most about pet peeve things right? Because we all don't like the usual stuff. i.e. murderers/evil doers. You know, I think this is a stupid question. I don't like the usual deplorable things. Also, Proust? You are on notice, so far this questions are kinda sucking ballz. Also, this posting everyday is harrrrrd. Boo.

I just had won ton soup, that must of had tons of salt/msg.
I feel like I may die.

** p.p.s. (three hours later)
so yeah, I almost did die, I had to drink baking soda and water (ghetto saline solution) to re alkaline (or something like that) my blood. Thank God my father in law is House and I didn't have to go to the hospital. Because I probably would have gotten H1N1 and died from that instead. (a joke. hahahaha)
Turns out when you're hypoglycemic, AND have high blood pressure, and have only had really salty Won Ton Soup. It's not such a good combo.

this is my excuse for a half ass post. I nearly died whilst typing it up.



Today has been hard.
Today is the two year anniversary of when my Grandfather died. I woke up knowing and feeling that, but trying not to dwell. Out of weird coincidence my sister and I ended up having lunch at The Backroad Cafe. I hadn't been there since I used to go with my Grandpa.

Grief is surprising.
I can only acquaint it with Water. How it moves, it can be gentle, or powerful.
It can destroy and cause ruin like no other force.

I'm not going to do a Proust question today.
Today I'm just going to sit and be still.



Yeah, the girl who never speaks is gonna attempt this bitch.


And to help me with that, lets all have a posthumous clap for Proust!
His eyes are much bugg-i-er than I imagined.

Or rather, THE FRENCH GEE!


So whatever, I'm not funny.

We can't all be good at everything, because then we'd have to punch each other in the face. which would make the poor Canadian police, really busy. And they'd get really disgruntled and write everyone a ticket, and then THAT would make the people punching each other in the face, more aggravated, so much so, that they'd go to Ottawa and protest! Peacefully and quietly of course

And, OH GOD, that would make Parliament have to close, and then the Bureaucracy would crash to a grinding HALT.

HA! I just made a bona fide JOKE.

expect lots of sarcasm and maybe when this is all done, Avitable could do one of his dead person of interest interviews.
But it'd have to be in French.
And..well, interest is all relative anyways. Or is that the wrong word?

I'm gonna start this now.

What is your perfect idea of happiness?

Two words.
Haagan Daas. That doesn't make you fat.
But seriously?
Ya this depressed lady is working on that one.

What is your greatest fear?

I don't really think about my death so much as, always being reminded that people die. People I love are going to die. I'm trying to work on not torturing myself with the knowledge of that, and feeling like everyone is already dead, and I'm just reliving bittersweet memories.
Because that? Is kinda really effed up.

But, my real greatest fear would be waking up glued to a bed full of centipedes and cockroaches soaked in gasoline with only a zippo to help me escape. Besides the saw, but I'm not sure how that'd help. Maybe if i thwacked all the insects with the saw? But I'm glued to the bed, so that wouldn't really work.

My greatest fear!
Cuz I'd be totally SCREWED!

So people who read this?? You should give your answers in the comments!


Cri 2.0

Cri 2.0, originally uploaded by CristyMuranda.

Finger Braces + Lightened Hair = feeling all the more visible and clumsy

Deep Breaths + Patience = adjusting



A lovely, little game

Also, we're moving back to Windsor, end of November.
Pictures will come eventually. Also, details.


A Moment

A Moment, originally uploaded by CristyMuranda.

tired but too sore to sleep. tay is semi-awake as well, from a bile headache.
his best friend is coming over tomorrow, possibly for the rest of the week. we're both looking forward to it, even though in this moment, we are miserable.



Dreaded, originally uploaded by CristyMuranda.

FIrst go at putting in my first dread. It turned out really well I think. I'm not sure if I should do some more or just leave it at that, or just add one more somewhere else? Ahhh, decisions to be made!


OT Update and the end of all this medical updating-ness

Last one, for a while. At least till the end of September.

The day we left to go back to Toronto, we first saw the Occupational Therapist (so cute and nice, and 8 months pregnant!)
She, like the PT, also found my bendiness very interesting. (she specializes in hands.wrists.fingers). She was also concerned about future dislocations and was glad I hadn't had any yet. She said, 'well, I hate to be the barer of bad news, but you are most definitely the definition of 'hypermobile' and we're gonna have to size all ten of your fingers for ring splints, and you'll need to wear wrist braces when you sleep, so you don't get carpal tunnel syndrome' Inside I went, ''Huzzah!'' I am not crazy and I DO exist! Or something stupid like that.
And then she decided to order my silver ring splints from both our favourite place in West Virginia. Now if I could just find the patience, or get someone else to tune my cello, I'll be able to play again.
So whats happening now, is that we're fiddling with ODSP to hope that something is covered or else they will cost over 500 dollars. Most people only need a couple not TEN. So they run pricey, because they are hand sized and hand made. And are silver, so pretty indestructible.
I'm excited and happy to be honest, soon I won't be feeling as if my fingers are always going to snap off.
Too bad I didn't show her how I can bend my toes backwords to touch my feet. I think she would have said, 'cooooool'. Instead of everyone else being all, ' STOP, EW, stop that!'

Week One

Week One
Originally uploaded by CristyMuranda

First week of Diet has gone well (it is what it is, and it is a diet) I don't own a scale, so I don't know the exact amount of weight I lost this week, but I can tell that I did lose some. I think I'll turn this into a weekly thing. I've tried to lose weight so many times the past 6 years that I'm still trying to believe that this time it will work. Because this time things are in fact different.


pt update

Today went really well, the PT was really super nice, i think she found it kinda fascinating how much my fingers and wrists bend, she was concerned about dislocations and was really glad i hadn't had any, she worked with me for an hour testing all my fingers and both wrists to see how much they bent, how much strength i had and so on. she officially said that i definitely have hyper mobility, and was taking it seriously enough to refer me to an OT that works in the clinic that specializes in hands to get checked out with all her gadgets and to have the OT size me for the splints.
so yes, it was very good and i'm very blessed. i was really worried it would go completely the other way, because a lot of the time, that is what happens.

so now, we're coming home thursday. but i couldn't pass up seeing the OT thursday especially since she's 8 months pregnant. if i were to wait, she's most likely be on maternity leave.

i am having a hard time with feeling so incredibly guilty about all the money my parents have spent :/
going to the PT this afternoon to get fitted for braces for my knuckles to keep them from bending to far while doing stuff with them. i'm still kinda worried the dr will laugh at me and not believe me. but i have a prescription from 'lady doc' for it, so that should hold some weight right?

my mum wants me to get a orthopaedics fitting for insoles for my shoes and what not, since that should help keep my pelvis and ankles and other joints in place, and hopefully ease my lower body pain.

since i've been taking the progesterone at night, i've been able to sleep pretty good, i sleep deep enough not to be woken up by things, or even taylor still awake on the laptop next to me. which is quite a miracle, if i do say so myself. so thats good. i get checked out again, in two months to see how everything is doing. the nurse practioner did a test on me, to see the energy i'm emitting from a celular level, and everthing is not so great (my cells are leaking) except my metabolic rate. since i'm taking the greens and stuff, that seems to be keeping my metabolism good. but everything else needs to heal itself, which should happen with all the different things i'm taking.

sooooooo yeah!
i guess thats everything, brain is all over the place today.
i've gotta pick up the rest of my progesterone prescription, go to the chiropractors and then the physio therapist. busy day.


The Verdict

I got all my results for my various blood tests and the hormone saliva test today.

I'm not dying. (thought i'd get that out of the way first)

but, things are very broken.

from the blood tests results she told me that my inflammation is so high that i'm 'on fire'
also, my thyroid is borderline to being not functioning well'. which she said, some dr.s would say 'its fine' and whatever, but its not really fine, its just borderline. and also , i have a LOT of (really, all of) the symptoms of having a thyroid issue, so i'll now be taking a low dose of thyroid medication every day. i also have a vitamin D deficiency. for that she gave me a vitamin d3 with vitamin k supplement.

from the hormone results:
my estradiol (estrogen) is fine and my testosterone is fine.
where things get ridiculous,
my progesterone, which is the hormone that is released the last two weeks or so of your cycle, and restores the lining of your womb and is calming and helps you sleep, and helps balances your moods. it SHOULD be about 130-250 or so.
MINE??? was 10
120 points way way way too low. also because of that, at the moment i'm infertile. the progesterone being so low explains,my anxiety and extreme sleep issues for the past TEN YEARS. since i went through puberty basically.
also my adrenal glands are not working properly. which effects things like managing stress, and fatigue. also one of those two, is why i get bad headaches all the time.

for the adrenal she gave me another type of supplement to help that, and also to lower my inflammation and help with chronic pain i got their pharmaceutical grade liquid fish oil. the liquid is better because you absorb it right away.

for my progesterone, i have to take the hormone, so she gave me prescription for that, and its not the synthetic progesterone hormone, so its safe and natural. we had to go to this one pharmacy in windsor where they make it up special.

so yeah. things are super messed up, and have been it looks like for a really long time.

so finally! finally, this should fix my sleep and anxiety and fatigue and inability to lose weight, water retention, and dizzyness i also have all the time.

so yeah. it just sucks because the only thing that was covered was the thyroid medication.
so i feel really bad/guilty my folks have to pay for it all.
but hey, at least there is a solution!

sorry this typing is lame. i am major tired.

also! i am getting my hair done tomorrow!


Pics from Family Picnic and The Bub (family cat)

sorry about bubs pics being all yellow. very very POOR LIGHT. holy cow. its was really hard to get those ones.

Light Testing Phiren
Light Test With Phiren

The Ball That Has Withstood The Ages (duh duh duh)
The Ball That Has Withstood The Ages (duh duh duh)
No Soot Sprites Here
No Soot Sprites Here
yay...geese...yay...geese poop
yay...geese...yay...geese poop
The Boy and his Ball
The Boy and his Ball
The Boys
The Boys

The Bub
The Bub
Mood Shot #1 Whistful Bub
Mood Shot #1 Whistful Bub
Mood Shot #2 Man In The Iron Mask Bub
Mood Shot #2 Man In The Iron Mask Bub
Resting His Eyes
Resting His Eyes
Sleepy Bub
Sleepy Bub



No Soot Sprites Here

no soot sprites up there


Good Food Day

Breakfast :
fried eggs, with spanish onion and potato wedges

Lunch :
Strawberry and Avocado Salad
I sliced 8 strawberry's and 1 avocado and spread over a few cups of baby spinach,
I made my own dressing, I used:
2T oil
1T apple cider vinegar
4t honey
1t lemon juice

was most definitely the best salad we had ever had. and taylor does not like salads. so that says a lot. amazing for summer time!

Dinner :
Browned Salmon, with a rub made of garlic powder, dill, and a teeny amount of salt
Quinoa, with satee'd (in balsamic vinegar) sliced mushrooms

so yeah, i would definitely say today was a good food day.

just wanted to add, why you should eat avocados every day!

About 75% of an avocado's calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat. Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. They have the highest fiber content of any fruit - including 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber.
High avocado intake has been shown to have an effect on blood serum cholesterol levels. Specifically, after a seven day diet rich in avocados, hypercholesterolemia patients showed a 17% decrease in total serum cholesterol levels. These subjects also showed a 22% decrease in both LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels and 11% increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels.

awesome eh?!

the most beautiful commercial for a mattress you will ever see



i learned upward mobility and all i got was this lousy flesh eating disease. thing.

Black Public Media: A Doula Story

Black Public Media: A Doula Story

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amazing! so so amazing! please watch this! this is not about criticizing the medical community, this is about empowering and giving women and girls a voice in birth and motherhood.


done and nearly done

it went OK. he had me lay down on an exam table while he did it, which kept me from passing out. he had to take five full vials. so 8 total. holy cow.
anyways, i was feeling OK until i got home and then started to pass out sitting on the couch. so i have my ice pack on my neck and am now lying down, which helps. i'm feeling alright now, if not a bit squiffy. standing and moving around isn't so awesome, especially since today is so bloody hot and humid. i don't mind heat, but humidity is an effing bitch. i've only experienced worse in georgia/florida. it's even humid in the WINTER there (georgia)
i only have one test left, and i do that from home.
its a hormone saliva test, so i have to fast for 12 hours and fill up this spit tube first thing when i get up (does not seem an easy task), but not for a few days, it has to be day 19/one week before my next period.
then it gets sent off to a lab in Alberta and i find out those results three weeks from when i send it in. the blood test results in two weeks.
i'm just glad the painful stuff is over.
we're thinking i may be anemic, because of how poorly i handled the blood tests, and also apparently RLS can be a symptom of anemia. so HMMMMM.

to people who have to get poked and prodded really often, i bow down to you.
seriously. because it really sucks.
please pray/think good thoughts/whatever for me today. i have to get the rest of my blood work done and would rather the lab guy and nurse don't think i'm going to die again. two times would really be a little too humiliating for me.

please do the above also for Veronica and her family today, yesterday her nan passed away.
it's a terrible thing, losing a loved one. people would be much more eloquent about their thoughts/the right thing to say. i am not those people, all i have to say is, it fucking sucks.



i have totally failed in the picture taking department.


two hours till we (mum, dad, myself) leave to go to the chiropractor. then this afternoon is my doctor appointment with a new female doctor. i'll be having blood work, full physical etc. hopefully she sends me to an OT or PT for my hands. hopefully also a prescription for sleeping pills. dear god, i pray this woman actually listens to me, and gives me some damn sleeping pills. i have had sleep issues my whole life. but it got bad (i.e. insomnia) when i was probably 12/13 and ever since then, i think i've been exhausted. how insane is that. nearly ten years. i have tried everything else. nothing works, or if it does help a little (melatonin) i can't take it constantly. and it doesn't work good enough anyways. the worst sleep, is when i am tired enough to sleep and go to sleep but my brain is just whirring away the entire time. that is terrible.
so yes, i have not slept. (i am not even going to touch on all the chronic pain junk) and i have a whole day ahead of me. (also i can't eat! because? blood tests!)
first, when we got here in windsor it was insomnia, because i wasn't getting enough rest and then would have to do things during the day. then i wouldn't be able to sleep. so when i finally was able to sleep, i just slept till i woke up. which today, three p.m. hence, still awake. i'm pretty tired, but there's no point really now, i still have to have a shower. maybe, i'll be able to have a nap somtime after chiro's and before lady doc.

how are you all?



leaving for windsor tomorrow morning for a couple weeks. in that time i'll be getting my new photo I.D. health card, lots of chiropractic adjustments and seeing a new dr. for a battery of tests to see whats going on. it could be eds (but i'm not sure, since no one in my family has any sort of symptoms, other than myself) or possibly fybromialga, since there has been known to be hypermobility and sleep disorders associated with it. which hello! that is what i have on top of everything else. so i'll hopefully be finding out what is up with what. i'll also hopefully be taking tons of pictures.

anyways, that is that. i'll update once we're settled in windsor.

peace and pop rocks

Irish Soda Bread and other things

So, here is what I just baked. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
Ha. It turned out really well and is so delicious! Also, very filling.

I found this recipe on this amazing blog by this ( I am sure ) amazing woman. I think I have mentioned her and her blog before.
It is called, everybody likes sandwiches. And I love it so. Who needs a cook book when you have this awesome womans recipes? Unless she puts out one, then I definitely shall buy.

Without further ado!
Of the bread, and avocado's. Still loving these bad boys. Also, a picture of our favourite sandwich bread.

I have this thing about fruit pits.

Seriously, the best bread ever. It has everything in it. Even honey!

The sun is starting to set and it is so gorgeous :)


things i didnt think meant anything until five seconds ago.

apparently this is called thumb hyperextension.

i have no idea what this means. and my fingers have always been bent like that (first picture)

oh and i can also do this.

but can't get a picture of me doing it at the moment.
its called 'upper limb hypermobility'



I got a package today in the mail. From my mother via my chiropractor. Since I cant get adjustments right now. I was sent a huge bottle of Omega 3 EPA-DHA
and a write up on it.

and how much to take for certain things.

EPA (in fish oil) has a ten fold greater impact on reducing the production of bad eicosanoids (inflammation of the body) than does ALA (in flaxseed oil) on a gram for gram basis.

Then it gives a list of conditions and how much you take for each one (in pill form amounts then liquid, if you buy the liquid)
An excerpt from Dr. Barry Sears' book "The Anti-Inflammation Zone"

Current State of Wellness Amount of EPA and DHA required

No existing chronic disease 2.5 grams per day (4 capsules or tsp per day)

Existing obesity, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes 5 grams per day (8 capsules or 2 tsp per day)

Existing screaming pain (chronic pain) 7.5 grams per day (12 capsules or 3 tsp per day)

(arthritis, encephalitis, pancreatitis, hepatitis,
meningits, bronchitis, colitis, gastritis, fibromyalgia,
chronic fatigue syndrome, crohn's disease,
end-stage cancer)

Existing neurological conditions Greater than 10 grams per day (16 capsules or 4 tsp per day)

(multiple sclerosis, attention deficit disorder,
depression, dementia)

So, 12 capsules a day it is. I will let you guys know how things go. I could really use a break from constant pain. All I can say is while I empathize with House on House. At least its only his leg. It could be worse. It could be all over your body. (but then again he's not real, so screw him)
Just to be able to get outside and walk around for more than 40 minutes without having huge pain would be awesome. So I really hope this works, since I don't want to have to start up a vicodin addiction any time soon.

peace and pop rocks people :)


Foods that I have been love, love loving!
  • Avocados - they are amazing! Mash them up with some salsa and tortillas. Delicious! Or you can slice them thin and add them to salads! I love doing both.
  • Renee's Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing - It is by far my most fave dressing. Another way to use it, is to get Portabello mushroom caps, and sautee them in a frying pan with the dressing (and a little extra oil) and crushed garlic till they are softened up (melt some cheese slices if you like, or tofu fake cheese stuff, the mozzarella is tasty) and its like a vegartarian steak! Not a fan of steak, so I think it is much better.
  • Alfalfa sprouts - they are awesome on my salads, sandwiches, whatever!
  • SALADS - I've been having at least one big salad a day.
  • Sliced mushrooms - I cannot eat a salad if it doesn't have tons of mushrooms on it.
  • Lime Juice - I have been puttiing this in everything I drink. It is so devine!
  • Royal Gala Apples - Been eating one of these a day for over a month now. They are super yummy.
  • PC's Lime Sherbert - So I'm really in love with limes. This stuff is heaven in a spoon.
  • PC's Whole Grain English Muffins - One of these for breakfast, toasted, apply liberal amount of honey. Scramble some eggs with feta cheese mixed in, put that on top of muffin. Add a side of apple chunks, delicious! Don't like scrambled? Soft boil an egg and mush it on top instead. Also delicious! If you're vegetarian (or like me, and get sick of the same thing pretty quick) skip the egg and cheese and after you add the honey, add cinnamon and sliced apple on top. Also really yummy!
  • Greens Multi + - My energy level has sky rocketed. I have been up to the task of some cleaning, and helping Tay with grocery shopping. I've also noticed, that I can stay up till a little past 10 pm (which means I am usually asleep by 12ish) and still wake up before 9. Awesome! It's been a week and a half and I am still waking up in the morning hours. I have also noticed that I have more colour in my skin.



Originally uploaded by CristyMuranda

My father was a fan of the Blues Brothers. As you can tell by the suit and glasses.
He's actually a brilliant harmonica player.


Greens Multi +

we bought this from the health store yesterday, and I am sooo glad we did. even though it was pricey (nearly 30 dollars) the stuff in it is AMAZING. also, got my days back again! up at 5 am. WAY better than 9 at night. woo. now if my pelvis or hips or whatever would stop going out, then i could walk without hobbling like a pregnant old lady. but still, pretty happy :D

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Organic barley, alfalfa and wheat grass and red beet powders 1,543 mg

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Organic Alfalfa:

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Organic Barley:

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Wheat Grass:

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Red Beet:

Red beet has been used to facilitate digestion as well as stimulate the kidneys and lymphatic system.

Spirulina: 1,450 mg

Spirulina is the most nutrient-rich of any blue-green algae. It’s known as a “whole” food, since each cell is a complete organism, containing most of the nutrients necessary to sustain more evolved life forms. It is a potent source of beta-carotene, with ten times the concentration found in carrots. It contains many enzymes and is a terrific source of essential fatty acids.

Apple fibre powder: 1,033 mg

Apple fibre helps to maintain intestinal balance by cleansing the intestinal tract with its soluble and insoluble fibres.

Japanese Chlorella:

(cracked cell) 383 mg

Chlorella is made up of 60% easily digested protein. It has nearly twice the protein of soy and eight times that of rice and has an immense amount of chlorophyll. It contains over 20 different vitamins and minerals and studies have found that chlorella helps detoxify the body, reduce blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol and enhance immune function.

Soy sprout powder: 383 mg

Soy sprouts are a source of many protective compounds such as superoxide dismutase (SOD); enyzmes that protect the body from free radicals.

Organic whole brown rice powder: 383 mg

The combined fibres in our whole brown rice powder gently "sweep" the lining of the intestinal tract, helping to eliminate dietary toxins.

Stevia leaf powder 225mg

Eight non-dairy bacterial cultures containing: 200 mg

Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (2.5 billion per serving) in a special base of fructo-oligosaccharides (F.O.S.) These beneficial probiotics restore the balance of microflora necessary for a healthy gastro-intestinal tract. Lactic acid bacteria has been well documented to have natural antimicrobial activity against undesirable bacteria and positive effects on the immune system. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria can also enhance digestion and nutrient absorption while lowering intestinal cholesterol absorption.

Royal jelly:

(5% 10-HDA) 150 mg

Royal jelly is well known to support immune function and increase energy. Royal jelly can decrease allergic reactions by it’s immune boosting effects, lower LDL cholesterol, and has antihypertensive properties.

Bee pollen powder: 150 mg

Bee pollen contains high amounts of many different nutrients and may help some people desensitize their allergic reactions to pollen. Bee pollen has also been shown to be high in antioxidant phenolic compounds such as flavonoids.

Standarized herbal ingredients:

Licorice root extract standardized to 10% glycyrrhizin (15:1 = 1,740 mg) 116 mg

Licorice root has been used for several thousand years to help with absorption of other herbs. Licorice root also helps to prevent the depletion of the immune system often caused by stress by nourishing and helping to sustain proper adrenal function. Licorice has antiviral properties and increases the antioxidant activity of the liver.

Acerola berry juice powder: 115 mg

Acerola berries are the most potent natural source of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids available.

Siberian ginseng extract standardized to 0.8% eleutherosides (28:1 = 2,100 mg): 75 mg

Ginseng has been used for centuries as an anti-fatigue, anti-stress herb. It is a powerful adaptogen that helps your body to cope with stress. Ginseng also has antioxidant and insulin regulating activity.

Milk thistle extract standardized to 80% silymarin (30:1 = 1,800mg): 60mg

Milk thistle contains bioflavonoids that encourage liver cell regeneration. It also enhances liver detoxification by increasing antioxidant activity.

Organic Atlantic dulse powder: 33 mg

Dulse, a purple-red seaweed, is a rich source of rare but important minerals that are otherwise difficult to find in the “typical” North American diet.

Ginkgo biloba extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones (50:1 = 1,000 mg) : 20mg

Ginkgo biloba extract enhances the body’s utilization of oxygen and glucose and has been shown to improve memory.

Japanese green tea extract standardized to 90% polyphenols (25:1 = 375 mg): 15 mg

Japanese green tea assists digestion and the proliferation of “friendly bacteria” in the intestines. It has become quite popular due to its antioxidant abilities, cholesterol lowering affects, and may be protective against cardiovascular disease. More good news–green tea can increase metabolism and aid in weight loss.

European bilberry extract standardized to 25% anthocyanidins (100:1 = 1,000 mg): 10 mg

The dried berries and the pigments derived from them may positively affect visual function, helping people who have normal myopia or near-sightedness. Bilberry is a strong antioxidant and it’s anthocyanidins strengthen the collagen in blood vessel walls.

Full spectrum grape extract (Biovin™) standardized to 500 ppm Resveratrol (500:1 = 2,500 mg): 5 mg

Full spectrum grape extract contains all the protective ingredients of red wine. Research at the University of Toronto found our exclusive Biovin™ full spectrum grape extract to be strong protection against free radicals. Biovin™ protects your skin against the signs of aging, plus a whole lot more.

Flavour information:

Natural Fresh Fruit flavour blend with stevia (Fresh Fruit flavour only) 2,223 mg

Natural hemp, cinnamon and ginger flavour blend with stevia and xanthan gum. (Unflavoured version only) 4,805 mg

Malic Acid (Naturally occurring fruit acid) 164 mg

Citric Acid (Naturally occurring fruit acid) 57 mg

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so my stomach was burning and just ' I AM DYING! DYINGGGGGGGG
so i ate an apple, and feel awesome.

apples are fuckin' ace man.



if i wasn't in all this pain all the time, i think i'd be very happy.
i need to find a way to be happy despite the fact that i'm in pain.


I was going to write a post about feeling very tired and sorry for myself. But, it may have been the wine that just kicked in ( I think that may be it ) I am feeling a little better. Everyone has been writing things that I so much want to comment on but I just can't seem to find the words. I'll try again, so if anyone gets comments from me that seem stupid/weird, I'm sorry.


Here's some pictures I took from the past week.

First are our little cats. Whom I love very much, but Clementine pee'd on our blankets on the bed yesterday, so she's banned from the room again. It makes me really sad she does this, because other than this, she is a perfect little princess ^.^ And Phiren is so funny and mischevious. We have to get him some new toys soon because when he gets bored he starts to look for trouble.

Little Balloo
They really love playing in LCBO paper bags, so Taylor got them two more from the liquor store yesterday when he bought me some wine (its a Portuegese rose wine called Mateus. I love it!

They love it when we open the balcony door. They'll play and sit by there for hours when its opened.

Earlier in the week I got up the courage to go for a walk to the lake. It was really sunny out that but we still had a good time, and I wasn't too sore when we got home.

There was a lot of ducks and other birds out that day, and the one lone swan. You have to be careful of them, or they'll chase you! This one is especially not very nice.

The Boy

I found this little hole in the cement that looked like a little cave close up!

This last one I took while laying in bed. It a Japanese rice paper ball that we hooked to cover our light. It has a Pashmina hanging over it to dim the light.



I quit you.