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.

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New Things to Learn (Yay!) & Some Thoughts

I’m very excited about a new course of study I’ve begun. It’s teaching the importance of diet in conceiving, pregnancy, lactation, and in creating healthy future generations. I don’t plan on conceiving just yet, but I know I want to do it in the nearish future, and by planning ahead and doing things correctly now, I will be giving my baby a better start in life (and my subsequent grandchildren). Here is the course and the book that is written by the same author.
I’ve done plenty of reading about traditional foods and how they affect fertility and genetics, but this course has much to offer that is both new to me and very important. The first lesson got me thinking about all the various factors throughout history that have affected a mother’s ability to carry and produce healthy children. The availability of nutrient-dense food is a huge factor, but there are also things like religious views towards family planning/spacing children apart, outside attacks due to war or raiding, quality of the water, and exposure to deadly illnesses. Given all the hardships and sorrows humanity has faced over the years, it’s a wonder we’re still alive. More

Eat More Fat for Healthy Living

The more I implement this into my life the better I feel.

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Since 2010 I’ve been eating a gluten-free diet. For a time I also ate dairy-free, but after some more experimentation I’ve found that high quality milk doesn’t bother me like the cheap stuff did. I still drink no more than a glass a day, usually, because good milk is not a cheap commodity. My partner and I both have decided that we’d rather consume higher quality meats and dairy in smaller portions than to eat lots and lots of the cheap stuff. That has become my philosophy about life in general, though, to choose quality over quantity. It seems to be a very wise investment into personal long term health and happiness, not to forget an investment into other people and the environment. My latest food challenge has been helping my partner maintain a corn-free diet. Corn seems to be in everything that is processed, so it’s just another push for all of us to eat things that aren’t processed. Soda, candy, boxed mixes, fast food, and pre-baked goodies are all filled with some form of corn, and are all things we should be avoiding anyway. 

For the longest time my battle to eat well was totally one-sided. I did research, I experimented, and did lots more research. I talked with people I knew about my findings, but was often met with raised eyebrows and disparaging comments. At times my own opinions and goals got pushed aside to accommodate the decisions of others (and my health declined as well), but I never forgot what I had learned. Now, living with my partner, things have been like a dream come true (in so many ways). We share about the same views on food and health, and can keep each other straight when it comes to foods we need to avoid. Having someone who not only trusts me but also encourages me in what I need to do is incredible!

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Traditional Foods & Me: A Brief Look

When I learned that I had fibromyalgia, I began looking for something to fix it. I tried pain medicines, an anti-depressant, and several different diet changes. While researching diet, I stumbled on something that would change my life forever: traditional foods.

I had a friend at one point who was a big fan of vegan diets. She strongly encouraged me to pursue something along the lines of The Hallelujah Diet (raw vegan). I did some research on it and came to the conclusion that it just didn’t sound right. I continued researching vegan and vegetarian diets, cut out red meat almost entirely, and cut back on how much meat I was eating. I didn’t feel better, though; I actually felt weaker and more achy. So I did some more research. I stumbled upon a wealth of research that flew in the face of the vegan/vegetarian approach, and guess what? It made sense. Not only was the science there, so was the history. More