Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Deep breath...

I've been saying deep breath to myself a lot lately

Its a coping mechanism

You see when i get stressed out my stomach turns on me

It becomes my mortal enemy

In times of BOTH stress and excitement

My tummy decides it don't like me very much

Excitement of the holidays? Cue the *$%*$#

Stress of moving?  Wait for it, oh wait there it is: the *$%*$#

Panicking about packing? Eeee gotta *$%*$#

Upcoming birthday excitement?  Here come the *$%*$#

*$%*$# = code for toss my cookies/be sick/throw up/i don't think i need to keep elaborating :o)

Yesterday i woke up to the most fantastical Thunderstorm

Little did i know it was forshadowing of the turmoil i would feel in my belly


So far i have yet to actually *$%*$# and i've decided to take a stand!

You will not defeat me stomach

You will be eating a lot of ginger and seeing a lot of tea though

Take that!

Thanks for letting me vent and telling you What I am currently dealing with this Wednesday :o)
PS: I'm not the only person that goes so excited about Christmas in my 30's that i still get sick right?

Oh gosh i hope not, that would be embarassing :oÞ


So in honour of my topsy turvey tummy i'm making a recipe from a VERY reliable source that contains Ginger

So why Ginger?

Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Here are ten health benefits of this powerful herb.
Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.

Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

Morning Sickness
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.

Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.

Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.

Heartburn Relief
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.

Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment
Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

Migraine Relief
Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.

Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats* found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).

* How on earth does one find a diabetic rat? Hang around the sugar free aisle in your local grocer???

Ginger Beanie Brownies

1 cup of giggles
1/2 Tbsp of you are TOO funny
125 ml of You GO girl

Yes yes the above recipe belongs to Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen and since i didn't change a thing, check out her recipe!

Now i LOVED this dessert but my favourite parts were the brownie pieces along the side of the pan - and i wouldn't recommend keeping them around too long - they taste better fresh!

Please make these and smoosh* them in your mouth till my tummy feels better


* Is smoosh a real word?

Wait for it....

Below you will find investigative journalism at its best

Smoosh:  verb, [with object] North American informal
squash, crush, or flatten:use a sharp knife so as not to smoosh the broccoli SOURCE

Well there you have it - it IS a word!

Wishing you all settled bellys and a lovely day :o)