Friday, July 10, 2015


Ciao Tutti,
So, this week was an interesting week starting up work at camp again which I am adjusting to. Right now I am in the blogger and YouTube Groove thanks to my planner! I am back and ready for some film action! I watched two videos one today and one yesterday... they are both from the TV and I will see if you can get them on Netflix if not you can find them for free on the TV or to rent.

                              Here Is My Planner Unboxing and Sticker Haul:
The first movie is a 5 out of 5! Cross Creek
Cross Creek is a great tale of friendship, love, heartbreak, and most of all finding yourself. The headstrong  Arthur Marjorie is determined to write a best seller and stops at nothing to do so. In her abyss out in the middle of a creek she gets more than she bargains for. Please enjoy Cross Creek and it's charm. I really appreciated how the movie was directed and filmed which kept my eyes glued to the screen!
The DaVinci Code 5 out of 5:
I know I am late to the draw with this one and I have seen Angels and Demons already. I am always intrigued by a mystery and I think the DaVinici Code took it one step further.  As if the topic of the movie wasn't taboo enough it begs for the hidden truth to be unveiled behind secrets and ancient societies. The question really is was Jesus immortal or mortal? This is the holy grail the question of all questions at least in the movie. It was quite and interesting perspective as a Christian watching this movie I was rather intrigued and would love to do some research on if this question is actually a question that a lot of people think about. I had never heard of this theory until the movie and it would be interesting to find out where they pulled this information from when writing the book. A great thought provoking movie that I will defiantly watch again.
Have an enlightening and adventurous day!
Please comment below if you have any movie recommendations I would love to hear them! You may just see the movie you recommended in my next screened review!

What Is In That?

Ciao Tutti,
I have an interesting topic to discuss regarding medication... Yes, ughh this topic is annoying and we know that most medicine has extreme side affects but, do we know exactly what we are consuming. It all started this morning when I got a call from my mom and one of the things she mentioned was to not take equate gel ibuprofen anymore. Of course, this a rarity but, on occasion I would have ibuprofen. It just so happens that I had it last week because the showerhead fell on my head. Now I find out over the phone that gel capsules have gelatin in them.... NOT VEGAN!! I was quite upset and she said it also, has shellac.. what the f... It is outrageous what  is deemed "acceptable" to ingest into our bodies. I am going to go through exactly what each ingredient is used for. I went onto to learn more about this drug and its ingredients.

What Am I Really Ingesting:
Ammonium hydroxide, FD&C green no.3, Gelatin, Iron oxide black (ferrosoferric oxide), Medium chain triglycerides, Polyethylene glycol, Propylene glycol, Potassium hydroxide, Purified water, Shellac, Sorbitol, Sorbitan monooleate
  • Ammonium hydroxide: also called Aqua Ammonia,  solution of ammonia gas in water, a common commercial form of ammonia. It is a colourless liquid with a strong characteristic odour. In concentrated form, ammonium hydroxide can cause burns on contact with the skin; ordinary household ammonia, used as a cleanser, is dilute ammonium hydroxide.The water solution is generally represented by the formula NH4OH, though no appreciable amount of the molecular species NH4OH is present: the solution consists primarily of large quantities of water (H2O) and ammonia (NH3) and smaller quantities of ammonium ion, NH+4 , and hydroxide ion, OH-.
  • FD&C green no.3: also known as Fast Green FCF is a food, drug and cosmetic synthetic dye with an aquamarine color. It is listed as a safe additive by the FDA. However, the European Union does not allow the use of Fast Green. This substance has been found to have tumorigenic effects in experimental animals, as well as mutagenic effects in both experimental animals and humans.[1] It's use in coloring foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics may be of quantities allowable by the U.S. FDA.
  •  Gelatin: Gelatin is a protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs. Gelatin is used in shampoos, face masks, and other cosmetics; as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings (such as Jell-O); in candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, and yogurts; on photographic film; and in vitamins as a coating and as capsules, and it is sometimes used to assist in “clearing” wines. Gelatin is not vegan. However, there is a product called “agar agar” that is sometimes marketed as “gelatin,” but it is vegan. It is derived from a type of seaweed.
  • Iron oxide black:FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Ferric oxide black (Fe3O4), also known as iron (III) oxide, is a coloring agent for tablets and capsules used in the pharmaceutical industry. Iron oxides are also commonly used in the cosmetics industry. Iron oxides for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing may also be synthetic
  • Medium chain triglycerides:Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. The name refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure. MCTs are generally made by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory. Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides. People use MCTs as medicine.

    MCTs are used along with usual medications for treating food absorption disorders including diarrhea, steatorrhea (fat indigestion), celiac disease, liver disease, and digestion problems due to partial surgical removal of the stomach (gastrectomy) or the intestine (short bowel syndrome).

    MCTs are also used for “milky urine” (chyluria) and a rare lung condition called chylothorax. Other uses include treatment of gallbladder disease, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, and seizures in children.

    Athletes sometimes use MCTs for nutritional support during training, as well as for decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass.

    MCTs are sometimes used as a source of fat in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In TPN, all food is delivered intravenously (by IV). This type of feeding is necessary in people whose gastrointestinal (GI) tract is no longer working.

    Intravenous MCTs are also given to prevent muscle breakdown in critically ill patients.
  • Polyethylene glycol: is a petroleum-derivative compound that is made from ethylene glycol (ethane-1,2-diol), the main ingredient in antifreeze. PEG can be found in a number of other products, including skin creams and personal lubricants, and as a food additive for anti-foaming purposes.
  • Propylene glycol: The freezing point of water is depressed when mixed with propylene glycol owing to the effects of dissolution of a solute in a solvent (freezing-point depression); in general, glycols are non-corrosive, have very low volatility and very low toxicity, however, the closely related ethylene glycol
  •  Potassium hydroxide: Also known as lye, a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to modulate the pH of a product. It is also used as a cleansing agent in some cleansers. In higher concentrations it is a significant skin irritant.
  • Shellac: is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes (pictured at right) and dissolved in ethanol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish.
  •  Sorbitol: A sugar alcohol that occurs in berries, cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches, prunes, algae, and seaweed. Also used as an anticaking agent, humectant and sweetener. - See more at:
  • Sorbitan monooleate: derived from dehydration of sorbitol or sorbose and related compounds in ester combination with fatty acids and with short oligo (ethylene oxide) side chains and an oleate terminus to form detergents and surfactants such as polysorbate 80. Their appearance may vary from an amber-colored oily, viscous liquid, to a light cream color, to tan beads or flakes or a hard, waxy solid with a slight odor They are also used as surfactants or emulsifying agents in the preparation of emulsions, creams, and ointments for pharmaceutical and cosmetic use. Sorbitan use in asthma inhalers has been implicated in causing secondary bronchospasms in children.[1]

Lets stay proactive and knowledgeable about what we are digesting!