Sex Ed Horror Stories

Awful, awful stories. I will never understand why sane people have such a hard time educating the next generation about sex. In a religious context, controlling sex ed is away of controlling people – I get that. But why would normal people NOT want their kids to know that sex makes babies, so unless you want babies you should take measures to prevent unwanted pregnancies?

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The Fat Shaming Epidemic

Made me laugh but also nod my head in agreement. There are lots of f-bombs, so if those offend you – be warned.

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A couple of weeks ago, popular Facebook page Veganism Is The Future posted this photo:

Any dumbfuck can see that this is obviously not always the case, so I politely commented that not everyone who follows a healthy diet can look like the model in the image above and that this is a form of fat shaming and does not help the cause.

And then the comments started pouring in from the “compassionate” vegans saying that I was promoting an unhealthy lifestyle, that I’m obviously not following a vegan diet because I’m so fat, blah blah blah.

Then the admin of the page removed my original comment and continued to chastise me for my constructive criticism saying “You’re fat and I’m not going to sugarcoat things to make you feel better, you need to lose weight, I will not condone your unhealthy lifestyle”.

Needless to say, I lost my…

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Industries Will Lie If It Means $$$$$$

What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

Found this article to be fascinating. I wholeheartedly agree. Certainly, people can reach a point where their weight impacts their health, but I think that point is greatly exaggerated many times. Why? Because so many people are making money off people who have been convinced they are ugly and unhealthy and need to go start a new diet or buy new exercise equipment.

Check out the author’s site here.

Radical Notions

Up until the last hundred years (approximately), all/most:

Milk went straight from the cow to being used for butter, cheese, yogurt, etc (raw milk)

Produce was never treated with pesticides & other chemicals (organic)

Produce & Animals were of the heirloom or hybrid varieties (non-GMO)

Animals were kept on pasture as long as it was seasonally available (grass fed meat)

Eggs & Chicken came from hens who moved about freely, ate bugs, & scratched in the dirt (free range)

Food came from a nearby farmer, butcher, or your own backyard (local, self-sufficient)

Food was grown by farmers who rotated crops & the pastures used for grazing, grew a variety of items, etc. (sustainable)

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These things aren’t new; they’re much older than the recent changes brought on by the Industrial Age. We really screwed up when we prioritized convenience and easy over quality and sustainability.

Remind me again why I’m crazy and radical for wanting the same things?

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Update on Pain & Medication

I just realized that I never wrote a follow-up post to my last post about how I’m managing my pain. Oops! The arnica has been wonderful! I use it anytime the pain starts to be unbearable, and within a few minutes the pain eases off and I feel much better. Between the arnica and my diet, I’ve seen a big improvement in my fibromyalgia. This does not mean I function normally or even well most of the time, it just means I’m not miserable ALL the time. And that is a big improvement and I’m incredibly thankful for it! Hopefully once we start GAPS I’ll have even more improvements to report.

I Want to Save the World… But How?

There are a lot of things in this world that are really, really wrong. People who are killed, families torn apart, children who are starving. So many of us seem set on promoting violence and war instead of peace. How many millions have died because we couldn’t get along and show love to our neighbors?

Then there are all of the problems that have come with industrialization and modern things. The great power of science is being used for profit instead of the good of the people and the very future of humanity could be at stake (antibiotic resistant illnesses, GMO’s, global warming caused by plastics and so many other things, polluted air and water, chemicals in our food and everything around us).

It’s a lot to take in, and once you have taken it all in, you’re left wondering, “Well… what now? What can I do?” More

Update on the Smoothie Cleanse

Tonight ends day three of the smoothie cleanse. What was intended to be a fast has become a time of cleansing that includes non-smoothie foods. The hunger was pretty brutal, but we were experiencing lots of weakness, and I especially felt very off-kilter and ill without regular intake of protein. I’m one of those people who needs lots of protein, every day, otherwise I stop functioning correctly. We’ve worked cheese, nuts, raisins, pickles, and eggs back into our diet. I’ve enjoyed trying out all the different smoothies… but I’m not sure I’ll attempt to do this in the future. Or, at least not to make it a true period of fasting. I don’t think it was the wisest thing to do, for us, at this point in time. But now we know.

I think perhaps the least-anticipated side effect of this cleanse has been how our guts have handled it. We’ve had lots of nausea, bloating/gas, and constipation/diarrhea. I guess I had envisioned lots of regular bowel movements and a refreshed system… but that’s exactly the opposite of what we got. I’m not sure if we actually succeeded in doing some detoxing and should blame that for the icky side effects, or if all the raw food was a major shock to our systems. I’m currently of the opinion that the latter is true. Looking ahead to when we start GAPS, the gentle, well-cooked approach sounds much gentler than what we’ve done to our bodies the last few days.

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