Happy New Year. Welcome 2014!
For the new year, Al and I enjoyed the beautiful light display at the wildlife park. It was a great way to start the new year.
We sure hope your first month of 2014 has been a good one, and productive.
Al and I spent the new year documenting our 2014 goals. Have you written yours? When you write them out, be sure to write them in the present moment as if you have already accomplished them. It seems if you write them in the future tense, they seem to stay in the future! We do want to accomplish these things, For example. We built a new greenhouse, instead of build a new greenhouse. hummmm
Food for Thought
I found an article called "8 Foods People Think Are Healthy (But Aren't)" The list is interesting. Here are the 8!
- Agave Syrup - It’s highly processed, and super high in fructose.
- Soy - One of the highest genetically modified crops. If you are looking for veggie protein, quinoa, pinto beans and other grains are better choices.
- Fish - Farmed. Wild fish is much better.
- Fruit Juice - because of the sugar. Drink veggie juice instead
- SUBWAY! - Meats are processed and sauces are full of sugar. Make a fresh sandwich instead!
- Cooking with Olive Oil. High heat makes it rancid. instead use coconut, grape seed, and safflower as they all have high smoke points.
- Bragg's Amino Acids - has Soy in it. Instead use coconut amino's or himalayan salt. Once you start leaving out the salt, your taste buds adjust
- Dairy - No matter where you are on the dairy debate, we do know most dairy produced is full of hormones and antibiotics. Since a lot of cows are less than healthy, the average content of PUS in milk is 316 million PUS cells. (UGH). Try cheeses made from cashews or brazil nuts instead, and milk from almonds, coconut, oats, rice, etc.
The moral is, don't get fooled by advertising hype on foods. .Click on the burger to jump to the story.
Al and I were lucky to get to spend an evening with Dr William Davis the author of Wheat Belly.
Dr Davis was in town talking about his book. The basic premise is that the wheat we use today is not really the wheat of old times. It has been modified, and our bodies don't process it well. One huge take away we learned was to watch labels as the big marketing gimmick now is gluten free which really indicates the product is full of a lot of other questionable stuff. Be attentive to how your body feels when you eat certain foods. You have your own internal pharmacy inside, just be sure to pay attention to it! Click on the link above to learn about the message in the book.