Pam, as far as I know the rooibos and honeybush are absolutely fine to drink. THey are not made from the seeds, but from the leaves of the bushes and if I remember right they are fermented at some point in the process. Rooibos goes back a loooonnng way with the tribal people of that area - very Grokkish! Rooibos is renowned back home for its health benefits... full of good stuff. We used to have a dog that had skin issues ( a corgi that was allergic to grass, can you imagine how bad it would get with those short legs keeping his belly in the grass?!) and we used to bathe him in rooibos and it soothed his rash beautifully. My son drank rooibos mixed with raw milk once he started drinking other fluids than breastmilk (and has drunk it for years) and has been a very healthy boy - no allergies, beautiful teeth,etc. Of course there is a lot more to it than just the rooibos - my thoughts are that it is very good for you... up to you though
OK, my latest landlord thingy, lol. We bought this camper yesterday, and are hoping to take it out this weekend for our maiden voyage. Our landlord bought an airstream rv a couple of months ago I think... he pulled it home with his Honda Pilot 6 cylinder(which he seems to think has super powers!) which nearly conked from the strain. Poor guy is pretty clueless in a myriad of ways about practical things. Anyway, he now has to buy another vehicle with which to pull his great deal airstream and the rv has never moved from its parking since. I told DH yesterday, "watch! The landlord will not be able to stand us getting ready to go camping, he is going to move the airstream to a different parking, if nothing else. So I get home this evening and sure enough the airstream is hooked up to the Honda again and is in a different spot. Just enough to make me giggle - silly I know.
Emeraldrose, I get the hotdogs from either Sprouts or Wholefoods usually. They are a lot more expensive than regular hotdogs, but then they are also good for you, and taste great too. My family loves them ... I often combine them with scrambled eggs or fried eggs so that they go further. Thank heavens for eggs!
Felt less bloated today - but not quite back to 'normal', whatever that may be nowadays! Another massage this evening - mostly bearable, some pleasant and some moments of wowee! Much better! Going to try and do the exercises we talked over this evening and see if that helps to maintain the effects of the massage.
Had tea with cream for 'breakfast'. Lunch was 4 zucchini fritters, leftover potroast beef with cauliflower rice, a couple fresh carrots from the garden, 3 squares of chocolate, very small handful of nuts. Snack (grrr!) small handful of roasted, sea salted pistachios, 1 more piece of chocolate. Dinner was 1.25 sausages, bowl of strawberries and half a banana and a couple splashes of cream, and another cup of tea with cream this evening. Never a good idea to drink tea after about 3 pm but DH has been so stressed and still thought of making me a cup I just couldn't turn it down. Hopefully I can sleep tonight - am feeling pretty sleepy right now ...
Off to shower and hit the sack. More is nog 'n dag - tomorrow is another day to try again and keep on trying, going to rest now. Take care all and sleep tight
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 227 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.