Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year

It's hard to believe that today is March 1st already, the New Year
is really going by fast! The weather up here in Redmond, WA has been
crazy today, lots of snow, rain and hail. Yesterday if felt like Spring, ah
the joys of the Northwest, we just never know what to expect!
We are still hoping for some new people to step up and take over
GIGSWWA asap. Please call and talk to Kristi Curtis as soon as you can
about doing what you can do to revive the support group. So many people
need the help and support, and we know that we all have a heart and
want to help.Thank you! Kristi Curtis: 
or 360-518-0464.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Waiting & Hoping for Help!

It's the end of the year, that means 2014 is almost here!
We are still hoping some passionate people will step up to take over
GIGSWWA. Please don't leave us in suspense any longer...we need you
to care! We want you to be a part of a very good and important cause!
We do learn from one another and we all take comfort in knowing 
that others do care and want to help. This group must go on...
Please contact Kristi Curtis ASAP: or
Thank you for your support!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Beat Sugar Cravings

Try Gymnema. This vine, native to India, seems to reduce
sugar cravings. Add 30 to 40 drops of gymnema tincture
(sold at health food stores) to a little water, swish in your
mouth for 30 seconds, and then swallow. Repeat every
2 or 3 hours as needed. Because gymnema only works when
it comes in contact with the tongue, extracts in pills or capsules
won't work.

Take Bitters. Bitters may counteract your craving for sweets.
Shake a few drops into water or club soda. Try Urban
Moonshine's elixirs. You can also try Angostura bitters from
the supermarket.
-Prevention Magazine, January 2014

Green Tea Brain Boost Smoothie

1 cup Salada Green Tea Brain Boost
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Start by pouring 1 cup of cooled green tea into
a blender.
Next, add blueberries, Greek yogurt & chia seeds.
Blend for about one minute until it's nice & smooth.
Pour into a tall glass, take a nice big sip & help improve
your brain function to get through the rest of the day!
For a thicker smoothie, try adding 3-4 ice cubes.

Did You Know?

Expeller Pressed
Nut, seed, or vegetable oil that has been extracted with
a mechanical press, rather than by a chemical hexane extraction
process. The yield? A purer flavored oil, sans hexane.

Dynamic Warmup
Moving stretches (such as knee hugs and lunges with twists)
done before a workout to help loosen muscles and joints, increase
blood flow, and safely prep the nervous system and muscles for action.
-Prevention Magazine, January 2014

The Delicious Trick for Lower Blood Pressure

Sprinkling just 2 g, or about half a teaspoon, of
ground cinnamon onto your food daily may help
reduce your blood pressure by as much as 5 points,
suggests an analysis in the journal Nutrition.
-Prevention Magazine, January 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Still Waiting to Complete This Mission!

We had a great meeting on November 16th with Dr. Shneidman,
unfortunately it was the last one! I know we all hate to see the
end of GIGSWWA, so let's do something about it now!
Knowledge is power and the more we all know the healthier
we all become. GIG does great things and helps a lot of people,
making a huge difference in the quality of their lives. Let's keep
it going as long as we can. We still need volunteers to continue
our mission of helping others so they can help themselves.
Wouldn't you love to be a part of it? Every little bit helps, and if
we all contribute a small part, we can make it a whole again.
Please contact Kristi Curtis ASAP: or
360-518-0464 with your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and time.
Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, even if it's just a few minutes.
Thank you for your support!!