Kick HFCS to the Curb Already!

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I think a lot of us were born in the era of the HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) Boom.  If you are around my age, you were not around to see the switch.  Bleaching the nutrients out of pure sugar was enough of a detriment to our health, now, with the use of HFCS, illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, liver failure, dementia, cancer, tooth decay and more are at an all time high and rising.  On the average each American has increased their yearly intake of HFCS from 0 to over 60 pounds which mostly comes from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food.

So, while various organizations are trying to push the lie that HFCS is good for your health, follow the trail back to who benefits if corn loses its foothold as a major crop in not only the American economy, but other countries as well…..the Corn Industry.  The bottom line is that sugar is sugar no matter how you package it!!! Oh but wait….what’s worse is that HFCS can be more detrimental than sugar because no digestion of the sugars is required and they go straight to your bloodstream, elevating your blood glucose as well as producing fats such as triglycerides and cholesterol.  You develop a fatty liver, your metabolism becomes a hot mess, you crave more food, you gain weight and have a likelihood to develop one or more of the above mentioned diseases.

It is also stated by those promoting HFCS that when used in moderation, it is safe.  The biggest problem I see with this statement is that if you are consuming it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between in snacks or drinks, is this in moderation? question-622164_960_720.jpgHmmmmmmmm

About 17 years ago, I made up my mind that I was going to eat and cook as healthy as I could with the means available to me.  It was a rude awakening to go to the grocery store and come out with flour, bread (which I had to search for a brand without HFCS for 10 minutes), dried pasta, brown rice, sunflower oil, beans, butter, real cheese, fruits and vegetables, and unprocessed meat from the butcher section of the store.  I was on a mission!!!  The biggest hurdle was time.  I was and am a working mom outside of the home, but once I convinced myself that it takes a bit more time to make what you can from scratch and be healthier instead of being a consumer of numerous processed food, I felt much better about what I was feeding me and my family.

In short, do what you can to minimize your intake of HFCS:

  • Look at food labels and decide if this is a product that maybe you can do without and incorporate something healthier, or maybe just do less of a serving.
  • The fresher the better!  Buy raw or frozen fruits and veggies….whatever you can afford.  I would even go a step further and say to experiment with your own garden.  You would be surprised the number of things that I have grown in a small space and if you have children, they will be more likely to eat healthy from the experience.
  • Continue your research and spread the news to others.

Watch this informative video featuring Dr. Valerie Garrett, an expert in the field of diabetes as she explains the HFCS phenomenon.

There are a list of foods that do not contain HFCS, but please do your own review.  I came across the below sites that may be helpful.

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Fund Raiser Progress Give a Little Receive a Jewel

It’s been a few weeks since the launching of our fund raiser and we want to thank all that have donated so far.  Getting closer to our goal of $1,000 but not yet there as you can see.  We are grateful for the support and will continue to update you on the fund raiser progress from week to week. 🙌😄

There are several things that the children need such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatic shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Portable music equipment for on-the-go performances.

Dance wear, costumes, tumbling mats, and other small dance accessories .

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Don’t forget for your donation of $25 or more you receive this inspirational book, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael! To read more about this visit  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

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Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If donating $25 or more please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping of your book, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael.

Watch our premiere video for the Stars of Heaven Lion Cubs Dance Troupe and show your support by subscribing, commenting and liking!

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Out of Loss Beauty Blossoms

I wanted to share an amazing story with you about a woman struck by sudden tragedy, responding with enormous courage, her method of healing and finally her triumph over her illness.  My guest artist is not a musician, poet or a dancer but is extremely creative and an inspiration to anyone who has been the victim of a debilitating illness.  She is also an inspiration for those who make excuses that something simply can’t be done.  Please take a few minutes to read about how she turned a loss that could’ve ended a craft that she enjoys, into beauty, despite her challenges.


Hi, my name is Brenda Dunams and before I had a stroke I was an artist of sorts.  I enjoyed making everything with my hands from crocheting and sewing to jewelry making, handmade clocks and wall hangings.

After my stroke, I knew my life had changed forever.  Accepting this harsh fact, I worried about how I could become an artist again.

At that time my daughter was pregnant and was concerned about how I was going to at least hold my grand baby.  I was offered an opportunity to receive rehab while recuperating in the hospital.  There, my occupational therapist asked what I did.  When I told her one of the things I did was crochet, she said, “I can show you how to do it with one hand.”  My inspiration was a bird and it’s beak.  I thought, if a bird can make a nest with a beak, what could I do with one hand, right?

Well, I was able to walk up out of rehab, and had the strength to hold my newborn grand daughter.  Slowly, I relearned how to crochet.  I’ve found other ways to do my crafts.  These are a few things I’ve done.


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All of the above and below items are handcrafted by Brenda and inspired from nature.

img-20180712-wa0006-collage Just goes to show that where there’s a will there’s a way.  I hope by sharing Brenda’s story that it is an inspiration for all of us to put forth our very best and to be grateful for every day that we have to share our talents with others.  Also to be courageous in the face of tragedy and know that we can overcome with a lot of determination and most of all our Heavenly Father and Creator of all of the Heavens, Earth and all that are within.

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Fund Raiser Progress Give a Little Receive a Jewel

It’s been a great start and we want to thank all that have donated so far….but we still need to reach our goal of $1,000.  We are grateful for the support and will continue to update you on the fund raiser progress from week to week. 🙌😄

There are several things that the children need such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatic shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Portable music equipment for on-the-go performances.

Dance wear, costumes, tumbling mats, and other small dance accessories .

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

Photo by Fancycrave.com on Pexels.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget for your donation of $25 or more you receive this inspirational book, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael! To read more about this visit  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

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Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If donating $25 or more please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping of your book, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael.

Watch our premiere video for the Stars of Heaven Lion Cubs Dance Troupe and show your support by subscribing, commenting and liking!

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Beloved One Performing Group

An update on what’s new with Beloved One Performing Group in Israel

We are a unique performing arts group in Israel specializing in poetry, song, and dance. We combine our individual talents to create a body of work telling stories of hope, love, unity, and freedom through spoken word, music, and dance.  Our source of our talents is most definitely the Heavenly Father, all praises to Him!!!  Take a look at what we do when we come together.

Beloved One is a performance group featuring Akilah Mosley “Lay”(far right), Nikia Browne “Nakiyah” (center) and yours truly, Monica Terry “Taptutor” (far left).  We’ve performed our trio act of Poetry, Song and Dance for The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) which was hosted by the daughters of Adinah Dorfman (Elana & Aviva Dorfman), in Tel Aviv at the Levontin7 Club for a fund raiser event to give awareness and a place of safety to abused women, Bar Ilan University for a memorial and various occasions in our community.   Although each of us has our own endeavors and performances outside of Beloved One, it’s a blessing to come together in unity to magnify the name of the Heavenly Father who gave us our talents.

Please check out our recent contest entry video above.  We would be happy to perform for your special occasion as well.  You can contact us at spitscattap@gmail.com or visit our site at http://belovedone.wixsite.com/beloved1 

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(Logo: by talented artist Mykael Terry)

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Black and Invisible

About a year ago, I did a post on our missing African American girls and women.  Sadly, this problem does not receive enough attention in the media, and therefore, often the victims and the families do not get the support and care in the cases being solved nor the victims being found….alive or otherwise.  It’s as if they were here and did not matter….at all.

I am asking anyone that reads this to take the time to educate yourself of this social injustice that allows one person’s life to be placed above another’s as more important due to race, economic status, social ties or background.  No one deserves to be snatched and blotted out of existence or become a slave of another under any circumstances.

64,000 Black women and girls missing nationwide in AmericaWhere are the Amber AlertsThe Outpouring, The Awareness ConcertsDC 501 cases in 2017

The Black and Missing Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness about missing people of color and gives support and resources to families.  According to this organization, nearly 40 percent of all missing people in the country are people of color.

No matter what your ethnicity or location,

What WILL you do for the sake of humanity?

Please provide any information you discover about the missing to all of these sites below or contacts in order to help bring them home and support the victims, families and friends.  Let’s join together and post whatever we can on our social medias & blogs to bring more awareness to this madness.  The more awareness, the more help we can generate for the Missing and bring them back, no matter what the reason they are missing.  This could easily be any of our loved ones.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Black and Missing Foundation

24/7 HelpLine (800-587-4357) or Master List of Missing Children

bring our missing home

The Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC:  Youth & Family Services Division (202)576-6768,

Command Information Center (202)727-9099

https://twitter.com/hashtag/missingdcteens

Help the awareness to continue to grow until our voices are so loud that there must be attention paid to it and ACTION WILL BE TAKEN to not only prevent abductions, but find the victims that suddenly go missing.

Now I have a favor to ask to bring some awareness to light……please share some statistics of your own that you may have found as it pertains to the topic in the comment field below and your website or a site that we can all share to help the victims and families.  By being more aware, show that you care!

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Introducing “Jewel” by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

I was 26 years old, sitting in my doctor’s examining room, when he told me I was pregnant. Again.  With my third child in three years.  I cried.

I went home and told my husband who assured me that everything would be okay.  But I silently disagreed and thought to myself, “No, everything will not be okay”.  I do not know exactly why that thought came to my mind when it did.

It wasn’t too long after that day that I realized why I felt the way I did.  My life would evolve into a distinctively exceptional journey, to say the least.  My life would be far from what most people would consider to be “okay”.

To receive this inspiring book go to:  Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe

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About this amazing Author

S’rah Yisrael is a doctor of educational leadership in higher education (summa cum laude). Dr. Yisrael has over thirty years of progressively responsible experience as teaching faculty, registrar, interim student activities coordinator, student advisor, and residence hall director.

She has also served as a Florida State Assessor for the elderly, support coordinator for the developmentally disabled, case manager, counselor, and business owner.

Dr. Yisrael is the founder of “A True Jewel, Inc.”, a non-profit organization which provides training, support, and services for the female caregivers of loved ones with special needs.

Her hobbies include traveling abroad, playing piano, easy listening, reading (especially about cultural history), and dancing Zumba®-style.

Recently, Dr. Yisrael had the honor to provide aid as an international volunteer in Israel where she was named “Volunteer of the Year”.

She is the parent of three beautiful adult children and one amazing grandchild; her youngest daughter is Jewel.  “It is a true honor to be her mother.”

Please visit her not-for-profit site for women who parent individuals with disabilities at:

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What readers have commented about this compelling book:

“Jewel” will grab your attention from beginning to end.  You will be uplifted by her ability to rise above life’s challenges.

Here is an inspiring personal account of a young woman who was born with special needs.

Each chapter is like a new stone uncovered that illuminates and touches your inner being to self-realization and empowerment.

I can only hope that this book affects it’s readers the way it affected me.  Jewel is a gift to all of us.

This book reminds me of how Jewel has grown into such a beautiful woman.  I pray for continuous blessings for all the jewels out there.

How inspired I was during and after reading this book and have so much more insight into the challenges but also triumphs in raising a child with disabilities. What is even more amazing is when the parents can have a wonderful relationship that grows out of love, trust and perseverance, (quote by yours truly, Monica the Taptutor)!

Thanks to Dr. S’rah Yisrael for allowing me to review and post this inspirational work and also show some love and LIKE👍,  REPOST♻, COMMENT💬 

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Give a Little Receive a Jewel

From the oldest to the youngest dancer, the children that I teach are in much need of your support.  As an up and coming new dance troupe in Israel with a small budget, we ask for your support in obtaining the following items:  tap, ballet & jazz shoes, dance costumes, leotards, tights, and portable audio equipment that can be used on the go for upcoming dance performances. DSC00104

Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

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The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!
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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

Thanks for dropping by and please spread the news of our goals by sharing this link with others!

Shocking Cancer Cure Cover Up?

There are staggering statistics regarding cancer and many of us have either received the diagnosis or have fought beside someone who is dear to us to beat it.  For many decades there has been research to find a cure or a majic bullet to prevent it from occurring altogether.

A few days ago, I was cruising the net and came across something I had never considered………that cancer may be due to some sort of vitamin deficiency????  Now that caught my interest.  What engaged me even more is that there are some that claim that the health care industry higher ups have known about this for a very long time and have tried to hide the truth in order to continue to pad the pockets of those that have wealth.

Just like we can take various vitamins to prevent diseases such scurvy, osteoporosis, dementia and more, what if there was a vitamin to prevent cancer, and as a result, it would at the least minimize the rounds of chemotherapy and radiation?  Maybe even prevent the cancer from forming or YES, even be a cure.

The vitamin I speak of is vitamin B17, better known as Amygdalin. It’s mainly found in the seeds of such fruits such as:  apricot (which tops the list of rich vitamin B 17 foods), prunes, pears, peaches, apples, cherries, and nectarines. Other B17 rich foods, although in moderate amounts include:  Flax seeds, squash seeds, millet seeds and buckwheat seeds.  Certain nuts, berries, sprouts, leaves and beans have been reported to be beneficial for this purpose as well.

It would be well worth your time to watch below as Dr. Tony Jimenez describes Amygdalin and his wealth of experience and the success stories he’s seen in treating cancer.

Many have turned to Amygdalin for adjunctive therapy with the typical chemo and radiation protocols currently in place in Westernized Medicine. If you are wanting a natural preventative course, this may very well be an option for you.

Please share this post with everyone that you know and spread the word about cancer prevention and possible alternative therapy or adjunctive therapy.  More importantly, do the research yourself, after all, it may save a life one day………maybe even your own.

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Celebrating 100 Posts

This week (actually last week) LOL I celebrated my 100th blog post here on tapin2life and wanted to give all of my blog and email followers a great big hearty……..

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Very grateful for the support and love you have shared and looking forward to the next 100 posts!  In the meantime, keep spreading the health, meditation and dance posts and most of all share the Love and be a blessing to someone daily.

Above 2017 dance recital clip performed by Caruthers’ Dance Studio, over 50 years and still inspiring me to follow my dreams!

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