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NEW SITE! September 1, 2012

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Hey There!

I hope this post finds you well. 🙂 I wanted to first thank you all for following me and my journey over the years through my blog. I wanted to let you know that I will be continuing my posts, recipes, and health info on a new website and I would LOVE more than anything for you to follow me there. You can check it out at While you’re at it, if you’re a Facebook Fan, you can head over to and like me on Facebook!

Thank you again for being a devoted follower. You guys mean the world to me!


– Jess


Gluten-Free Brrrrrrrrrread! February 1, 2012

Filed under: gluten free,Uncategorized — Jessica @ 7:59 pm

You know what I miss? Bread. That’s right, I said it. I miss having sandwiches for lunch, toast in the morning, and a sweet bread on occasion for dessert. I will admit that is one of the toughest parts about switching to a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle. But, good thing for me (well, for all of us!) I am more of a “conquer my problems” kinda girl. You tell me I can’t find good gluten-free bread, I’ll tell you YES I CAN! And I’ll make it happen! So, that is what I’ve decided to do. I am dedicating these next 2 weeks to experimenting and finding the best gluten-free & wholesome bread recipes possible! Woohoo! I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a good gluten free bread recipe, especially from our Health Warriors over at Zhi3Fusion! So I’m going to make it happen! In the mean time, I thought I’d share some awesome recipes I found from amazing food bloggers who have also gone face-to-face with the bread challenge. Feel free to check them out and play with the recipes. BUT WAIT!!! There are some ground rules here…as some of you have noticed, many times when something is labeled gluten-free, it can be loaded with CRAP (Sugar, refined oils, refined flours, etc). This defeats the ENTIRE purpose of healing the digestive tract! DUH! So…1. No refined sugar- use coconut sugar or xylitol  2. No refined oils- only use coconut oil or raw butter for baking. 3. No refined flours- like white rice flour etc. Stick with the whole grain alternative  4. No pasteurized dairy- only raw and make your eggs organic  5. Of course don’t use anything that isn’t gluten-free 🙂

My partner in crime, Maria Whalen, and I were talking about this the other day. It makes us SO mad when all of these gluten-free products are filled with sugar, GMO foods, or artificial ingredients! Let’s connect the dots people…Sugar causes yeast & candida overgrowth in the intestines. The yeast takes their little claws and pokes holes in the lining of the intestines. This causes all the toxic waste in your gut, that should go into the toilet, to go out into your blood stream and activate your immune system because there are invaders in the body! Do you know what this causes…so called food “intolerance’s & allergies”.

First of all, no one should be eating gluten in my book. Whether you are “allergic” to it or not, these days it’s toxic for everyone. It’s like saying your allergic to anti-freeze or eating rat poop. Duh! No one would eat it because it is toxic, not just because you’re “allergic”. Gluten causes your arteries to become nice and hardened, full of plaque, causes systemic inflammation in the body, tons of yeast overgrowth which causes a myriad of symptoms all on it’s own, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, the damage that is done can absolutely lead to devestating diseases like cancer.

80% of your immune system is in your gut! If you damage your gut with bad foods, your immune system is shot and you’re left vulnerable to anything that comes your way. YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS YOUR BIGGEST TOOL AGAINST CANCER.

Wow! Sorry guys, I didn’t mean to write so much today. There’s so much to learn and to share. Let’s get the word out so people stop suffering from these UNNECESSARY ILLNESSES!

Ok, back to bread 🙂 Here are some fun recipes I found. These should keep you busy while I create my own!

Do you have a favorite bread recipe? Share it with us in the comment section!

Have fun!!

Blessings to you all!

– J.Lo


Merry Christmas!!! Here are some great Christmas presents for you! December 24, 2011

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Feliz Navidad!!! I hope everyone is having a great holiday season full of love and laughter! I want to make sure you all are subscribed to my new newsletter from! I just released a new one today and it is FULL OF FREE STUFF! Check it out ASAP! There is some time sensitive material in there to redeem your gifts! Love you all and I pray you have an amazing Christmas!

-Read J-Lo’s New Newsletter Here-

Health, Happiness, & Blessings!




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For all of you awesome people who follow my blog, I want to make sure you are also subscribed to my e-newsletters that I send from my new health coaching website, I just sent out a HUGE opportunity for you to not only be a part of our life-changing online health pilot program, but you have the opportunity to get paid while doing it! For more information check out my newsletter by clicking on the following link And while your there, subscribe, so you don’t miss out on future promotions and health info!

Health, Happiness, & Blessings!




HEALING CANCER October 8, 2011

Cancer has become a scary epidemic in our culture. Kevin Gianni, founder of Renegade Health ( has organized an INCREDIBLE Healing Cancer World Summit and it’s FREE! Please join me and thousands of others for this LIFE-SAVING opportunity! For more information visit


HUGE Opportunity in San Diego! October 3, 2011

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Dr. Chen is coming to San Diego!!!

I am SO excited for my friends in San Diego! There is a HUGE opportunity this next Wednesday on October 12th at 7pm. Dr. Tei Fu Chen, the founder, inspiration, and CEO of Sunrider International will be speaking for the first time in years and in our hometown! This….well, it just doesn’t happen. This man has saved hundreds of thousands of lives through his passion and determination to find a way to bring the ancient manuscripts of Chinese Herbs to modern day technology. This company is founded on integrity and leads with their hearts as they have brought only the BEST, beyond organic, beyond high quality herbal foods to our country, and the world, and through that has given thousands if not millions of people their lives back throughout the past 30 years. If there is any way possible you can make it to this rare event, I encourage you to make it happen!! The cost is incredible! It is FREE for anyone who is not a member of Sunrider, and only $7 for those who are affiliates with Sunrider. I wish I could be there, but the Atlantic Ocean is a little too big for me to get across by Wednesday. 🙂 If you are interested shoot me an email at

(NOTE: Make checks to Sunrider International and send to J. and E. Smith at 11460 Meadow Creek Rd El Cajon, Ca. 92020) Please note attendees name/s on check.)


When: October 12 @7pm

Where: San Diego in Mission Valley at the Doubletree Hilton.

Cost: FREE for non-Sunrider members & $7 for Sunrider Members

What: Learn from the man who is the inspiration behind the health of millions of people today.

Check out the flier for details: Chen Evening 2011



Sunrider FREE Gift with Purchase! September 23, 2011

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As a Sunrider Fan, I wanted to make sure everyone knows about the Free Gift with Purchase promotion happening the next TWO DAYS ONLY, until September 25th!

Purchase $125 and Receive:

.5 oz Size
Oi-Lin® Deep Moisture Lotion Tinted Sunscreen SPF 25

For flawless skin that’s nourished and protected, look no further than Oi-Lin® Deep Moisture Lotion Tinted Sunscreen SPF 25. This “light-as-a-feather” formula provides natural coverage to even skin tone and keep it nourished, hydrated, and protected all day long. Infused with age-defying antioxidants and essential oils, you can wear it alone or under powder for a more polished look.

This skin care product provides a natural, healthy, radiant glow that easily diminishes the look of imperfections, creating flawless skin everyone will envy.

Purchase $250 and Receive:


The indigenous peoples of South America have used stevia leaves for centuries in their medicines and teas. Stevia is a remarkable herb that helps maintain normal blood sugar levels in healthy individuals.*

Sunny Dew® supplement is a potent blend of stevia leaf extract and chrysanthemum flowers. Other brands commonly use a chemical reaction to process stevia, altering its natural structure. However, the stevia in SunnyDew® undergoes a unique purifying and concentration process that preserves the natural structure found in its whole food form.

Highly concentrated and all natural, SunnyDew®is an excellent supplement to your diet to help maintain normal blood sugar levels.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Purchase $500 and Receive:

Oi-Lin® Skin Care Trial Set

We recommend this trial set for people with sensitive skin or those who would like special treatment for their skin. Superior herbal ingredients and exclusive formulations go into each product included. Each set contains Oi-Lin® Cleansing Cream, Oi-Lin® Revitalizing Cleanser, Oi-Lin® Deep Moisture Lotion and Oi-Lin® Facial Toner in convenient trial sizes.The combination of products is designed to cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect your skin. When this trial set is used as part of your daily skin care regimen, your skin is sure to feel an improvement in luster, texture and elasticity.

For ordering information check out my simple instructions Here.
* Purchase must be at one time, and cannot be split between two purchases.


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