Ok, this one is squarely aimed at me!! At least it made me LOL!
This is pretty much how I felt when I completely changed up our diet, and stopped eating from the middle section of the supermarket! As a timely note, I was wandering through the supermarket this morning feeling like a total alien! I rarely venture into those middle aisles – only to stock up on toilet paper and a few bits and pieces!
Having some good alternatives for breakfast other than the boxed cereals you can buy (where the box is more nutritious than the contents!) is a must. I keep expanding my repertoire for ideas for meals that:
This is too good not to share. I came across the best recipe for making granola aka muesli that will satisfy the toughest of critics.
It’s gluten free and fits the likes of paleo, SCD, GAPS eating plans – and anyone wanting a lovely, healthy alternative for breakfast.
Depression is not something that is talked openly enough about – treating depression is almost one of those clandestine things we do. By keeping treatment a secret means we don’t have to admit we have it, and can potentially avoid judgement that comes with naive and ignorant thinking. Actually mental illness and behavioural disorders in general are very difficult to understand, since it cannot be seen, and may not be properly understood.
It is far more ‘socially acceptable’ to have a broken arm than a broken heart (or feel like that anyways!). Luckily the topic of depression is gaining more focus in mainstream and the awareness of it is definitely on the increase. Mainly because so many people are affected by this affliction.
Lately I’ve been widening my focus on healing my son. In the past several years we have done extensive work using nutrition, behavioural therapies, and body work (chiropractic, osteopathic, kinesiology etc)
Not everything we’ve tried has been a total success but overall most things have shown improvements – even if in a small way. The change in his health, and behaviour have been awesome and though we still are progressing through, we can say he is a completely different child to when we first started on this path.
Anyway – I’m digressing about what I want to say!
Is it worth it to use ADHD meds? A study was done that followed pre-school children over a six year period has reported to have shown that a whopping 160 out of 180 children continued to meet the criteria for moderate to severe ADHD.
What this is saying is that ADHD meds such as ritalin or adderall DO NOT alter the long term outcomes.
I think a lot of us may have uttered those words before “I’m dying for a Coke”. Unfortunately, for a 31 year old New Zealand mother,1 those words came to haunt her. Is Coke really that bad for you?
Two years ago she died unexpectedly from a heart rhythm disturbance. The coroner’s report came back saying she’d been getting too much sugar and caffeine from the large quantities of Coca-Cola she drank. Every day she would drink 6-8 L (1.5 – 2 gallons).
I love this story…
“One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high powered overachievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, “Is this jar full?”
Everyone in the class said, “Yes.”
Then he said, “Really?”
There is a meal that I just love – these babies are quick, tasty, and they can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! Also work in lunch boxes and at a picnic – so you can see I’m pretty excited about this recipe. It’s GAPS and Paleo legal, and I highly recommend you try these for your kids – mine devour them!
As per usual, with my recipes, you can go with pretty much anything you have as ingredients but the basics are:
I have really enjoyed listening to all the informative presentations of The HealThy Mouth Summit.
For today only they have opened up ALL the presentations again. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to some of the presentations, I can highly recommend that you listen to the Day 2 talk by Sarah Pope. She goes into some very practical things you can do to help the oral health for you and your child.
Don’t you just hate it when you sit down on a park bench where someone has spilt some coke, and it’s super sticky??? Yuck!
Or when you’ve been eating a glazed bun and your fingers get that tacky feeling… Have you ever thought about what that is?
Most of you will say, “it’s the sugar, sweetie!” – and you’d be right! But have you really thought it through? That sticky bun or drink that is loaded with sugar is going into your body. After that it gets digested into the blood stream. The body has an intricate hormonal system which will get straight to work metabolising that elevated blood sugar level. Along with insuline there are many other hormones to do this job.