Friday, April 25, 2014

New Feature!

I'm passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and I love sharing my passion through my work of running E3Live, in my daily life and right here, on my blog.  One of the nicest things to come out of writing this blog for almost two years now is hearing from you, my readers. I get lots of emails from you, sharing your joys and concerns, and asking for my opinion on nutrition related questions. I love sharing any information I've been able to gather and things I've learned along the way through my almost two decades of experience in the field of nutritional supplements.

Today, I'm starting a new feature of my blog, ...ask Tamera, where I'll be sharing questions from my readers, along with my answers. 

As always, please make sure to check with your health care provider on any health issues or concerns that you have. What I am offering here is my opinion and should not be taken as medical advice.

So, without further ado...

Hi Tamera, 

I heard you say that you gave E3Live to your baby from a very early age. My 11 month old daughter got a bad respiratory infection (bronchiolitis) at three and a half months and she has wheezed every day since. She is exclusively breastfed but has had some wheatgrass and E3Live. Although, these days she doesn't seem to like the taste of either. How much E3Live do you think I should give her? I use the original formula but do you think I should use BrainOn? How did you give it to your baby?

Thanks for the great work that you do. 

A worried Mom in Charleston, SC

Dear Worried Mom,

I gave my kids about 1/2 teaspoon per day once they were 6 months old, and continued that through age 1, when I went to 1-2 teaspoons.

They did go through times they didn't like the algae, and they still do.   I am not a mom who develops picky eaters. I say I'm not here to please your tongue, I'm here to feed your body properly so you don't get diseases or get sick. There were times they didn't like it and would spit it out, so I would give it to them in smaller amounts.  Dribble it into her with a tincture dropper, or if you do any bottle feeding of mother's milk, you can add the algae to that.  My kids ALWAYS drank green milk in a bottle. :-)  I mixed it right into their mother's milk.

I would not give BrainON to the baby.  That is specific to the brain and she will benefit just fine from E3Live.  

I would look at what you are eating and see what she is allergic to.  It could be gluten, corn, sugar, eggs, garlic, etc.  I know that my kids were sensitive, especially my daughter.  

You might also give her some colloidal silver sprayed in her face and nose so she breaths a bit in. That is what I did and still do. Also put some into a vaporizer near where she sleeps.  This is only my suggestion, but it works for my children and myself. 

Good luck, it is not fun to have a baby with problems.  It's scary and frustrating.  Keep me posted.

Blessings to you and your family,


Thursday, April 17, 2014

40 Pieces of Advice Challenge - Day 9

What are you doing right now?

Reading this blog post, either on a computer screen, a tablet or a smart phone, right? Are you sitting on a couch, in a chair? Are you at home or in a coffee shop? What do you have on your body? Chances are, you're wearing clothes, maybe jewelry. Did you shower this morning? Drive your kids to school in your car? Take the bus to work?

Are you thinking about a great film you saw recently? An article you want to share with your friends?

Do you have plans to take a trip? Maybe fly to Paris to check out the Eiffel Tower, or even walk to your local community park?

Will you call a family member just to say hi, to catch up on the latest events of your lives? Are you listening to your favorite singer right in your very own home? Are you eating toast made from a gluten-free recipe that you read about in a book?

Just stop what you are doing for a moment. 

And think.

Every thing you use in your life - from the clothes you wear, to the music you listen to, to the appliances that free up so much of your time to dedicate to doing not what you must to survive, but what you desire to really live - almost every thing around you - 

was once just a dream in someone's mind.

What will you dream about today?

Monday, April 7, 2014

World's Best Flourless Pancakes

I think that one of the hardest parts of adopting a healthier way of eating is cutting out favorite foods that have very little nutritional value. Take pancakes, for example. A staple of the standard American breakfast, they are high in simple carbohydrates and empty calories. Also, the traditional pancake recipe that calls for lots of flour and milk just doesn't work for people who don't eat gluten or dairy. 

So, I'm happy to say that I have a great recipe that is flourless, sugarless and high in protein and it tastes fantastic! These pancakes are so good that even people with no dietary restrictions should try them - most likely, you'll never go back to the old, doughy ones. And, as a special bonus, they contain only a handful of easily obtained ingredients.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Power-Up Cubes

When I was growing up, I had a friend who was really into video games. I think he was the best Pac-Man player in our town. I, myself, didn't really see the point in getting all worked up about controlling the movements of blinking lights on a screen, but, to each his own, right? I did pick up a few nuggets of information about video games just from being around him. One of them was the concept of "power-ups", which were objects in the game that gave instant power or heightened abilities to the character that obtained them. Years later, I still remember this, which just goes to show how deep-seated and influential our early life experiences can be.