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Q&A :: Betsy Franco :: mother of OZ
Betsy is a mom, wife, author, director, actress, artist, animal lover, mentor...
Betsy's son James recently got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame + stars as Oz.
James's Celebrity parallels Oz becoming the Wizard (fame/power/success)
Movie description: "Oz transforms himself into a better man.
Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz + its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good + who is evil before it is too late".
Betsy mothers James/Oz + mentors young actors, who might go into acting for fame/fortune + face good/bad behaving people + temptations.
How does she teach character to make choices to become a better person?
By example, arts + conversations that start early: Betsy's Q&A journal for kids
Oz the Great and Powerful is now in theaters in Disney 3D + IMAX 3D!
"Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot:fame + fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets 3 witches, who aren't convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz + its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good + who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity + a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great + powerful Wizard of Oz, but into a better man as well."
by ~mod*mom~ at 22.3.13 Â©
"Food is our most powerful medicine" says my health hero "qualitarian" Doctor Hyman.
"what we put on our forks is more powerful than any drug i can prescribe for health."
"calories are not all equal to human body chemistry. sugar calories cause diabetes, obesity, diseases, + malnutrition, as opposed to calories from whole nutritious real food that nourish cells, prevent + reverse obesity + diseases, including diabetes."
"fat is not bad. good fats are necessary + do not make us fat. excess sugar makes fat. don't restrict calories. eat a lot of nutritious anti-inflammatory foods + spices."
watch Doctor Oz episode video about good foods for blood
lower your blood sugar to fight diabesity with recipes like this from Dr. Mark Hyman's book, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook:
cacao chia coconut pudding
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1⁄8 tsp cayenne pepper
mix coconut milk, chia seeds + oil in a bowl
let stand 30 minutes
mix in cacao, vanilla, cayenne
broccolini arugala soup
1 tsp coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 head broccoli, cut into medium florets
1 cup arugula
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
juice of 1 lemon
melt coconut oil in medium pot over medium-high heat
add onion + garlic. cook until aromatic + soft, 3 minutes
add broccoli + arugula to pan. stir until broccoli is bright green + arugula wilts, 4 minutes
pour in broth + bring soup to boil
reduce heat to low + simmer until broccoli is fully cooked, 5 minutes
use handheld immersion blender to purée soup in the pot, or transfer soup to a blender
blend on high speed for 1 minute
stir in coconut milk, lemon juice + cayenne
Sweet Potato Burger recipe at doctoroz.com + enjoy LYFE kitchen chefs creations :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 9.3.13 Â©