Just when you’re working up a full head of steam and looking to the internet for Christmas decorating ideas and gift ideas, here I come to kill your buzz! While I’m sure that you’d rather have visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads and glittering Christmas trees holding court over a wealth of colourful gifts spread around it, I’m going to bring you back down to earth. We’re going to chat about another idea on how to organize bills! Doesn’t that sound like fun?
So here we are, one month into cold and flu season. If you’re the parent of kids in school, you’ve all heard it. “I have a sore throat” and the sound of an awful, hacking cough. Or maybe you’re a grandma who babysits and loves the little’uns and now it’s you with the sore throat and the awful hacking cough.
Research shows that most people have diets that fail to give them all that they require for great health. Too much fast food, not enough fruits, veggies and whole grains, and too much meat and dairy. The result is a need for what’s turned into a thriving vitamin industry. So these few recommended daily vitamin supplements, which we’ll cover here, are going to simply round out your daily requirements. Your healthy, plant based diet will take care of your needs otherwise.
Yesterday, as I was paying for a pair of new hiking shoes, the cashier was chatting with other staff about there being only 3 pay checks left before Christmas was upon us! And last night, as I was checking out the headlines on Huffington Post, I came across another mention of Christmas. This time it was a list of perfect Christmas presents for the guy in your life. There’s no getting around it, our thinking is starting to catch up with the stores who’ve all had their Christmas decoration inventory on the shelves for several weeks now. The question is, how will we manage the holiday stress that we know can be the flip side of the holiday happiness?
Okay, so you’ve decided that learning to eat a plant based diet is in the cards for you. Between what you hear your doctor telling you at every appointment and what you’ve heard rumoured about eating a plant based diet, you’re ready to try just about anything. Or maybe the cost and assortment of your prescriptions is starting to freak you out. Or maybe you’re feeling okay, but you wonder if you couldn’t feel better. Whatever the case, you’ve decided to try this different way of eating.
I’m here to tell you to quit feeling guilty because you can’t seem to commit. Some of us just aren’t meant to. At least not in some areas of life. Now, I’ve talked to you in the past about getting along with people right? But more specifically we understand ‘romantic relationships’ when someone mentions ‘commitment’ don’t we? Well that single word can embrace so much more in your day to day experience then only who you will or won’t love.
In the olden days, home first aid kits used to contain a standard little brown bottle of iodine. It was and is used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant on the skin and to sterilize wounds. It’s likewise used for the sterilization of surgical equipment that may come in contact with your body or the food you eat. But did you know that you can also suffer from an iodine deficiency? And that speaks to the necessity of it in our diets.
Choosing which cooking oil to use seemed to have been decided when the Mediteranean Diet became popular back in the 1990’s. Hands down, it was olive oil. And if you ask most people, they’ll still today, all tell you olive oil is good for you.
There are an assortment of factors to take into consideration when you’re choosing which cooking oil to use. Your choice will depend on if you’re heating it and how hot you need it to go or if you’re going to be using it in a salad. And at the same time, picking the oil that will have the most benefits and cause your body the least problems are also key things to keep in mind.
Do you remember last week when I wrote a post that talked about healthy foods and how to choose the healthiest foods? And remember how towards the end, I’d mentioned the benefits of a cashew salad dressing as opposed to olive oil and vinegar. The details generally were that within 10 minutes, your body begins to store the fat from the oil and vinegar dressing. But if you have a salad dressing that is made
A lot of us grew up thinking we knew what it meant to buy the healthiest foods. Some emulated what they saw in their own mum’s kitchens. Others worked out their own ideas of what that means. Healthiest foods, open to interpretation?
Just for fun, let’s play The Lottery Game. My daughter and I used to play this on the way home from school sometimes. In this case, I’ll ask a question. Let’s say you won a massive lottery tomorrow. What luxury car can you envision sitting in your driveway the day after? Imagine the colour, the sound of the door as it clicks shut and envelopes you in that new car smell. Can you see yourself cruising down the highway in it? Gliding around the roads curves with the kind of intimacy that only those who get to drive these ultimate auto’s will ever know.