Monday, June 24, 2013
Sherlock hiding in the yard.
Well it was inevitable. Sherlock sneaked out of the deck door yesterday. Now he is an inside & outside cat. He seems to stay in the fenced yard and is really enjoying his life. He comes when I call him and is now using the doggy door to get in and out. He caught on to that REALLY QUICK! I worry about him but he has is Revolution and ( I hate to admit it) seems happier with his added freedom.
Since I spent most of my life around woods, I created a very woodsy yard. My yard is an official wildlife habitat. Needless to say---Sherlock loves it.
Saturday I sold raffle tickets for the Taneytown History Museum at the local "Wine, Art, Jazz Fest." I was very good only drank water and did not eat anything there.
My pedometer arrived. I was amazed that I regularly walk 3-5 miles just around the house doing things each day. I use chores or play for exercise. So mowing the lawn, housework, swimming, working the garden are good things for me to do.
I have not lost weight--but I have maintained it! I enjoy cooking but have kept to healthy stuff. make my own yogurt, occasionally my own bread, soft pretzels, pasta, jam, jelly, can & freeze food, as well as have food dehydrator. I use that mostly for my spice harvests.
I am trying to lead a healthy life. I hope the weight comes off soon.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I came across this article which I thought was a bit amusing. It does however prove a point. That science makes assumptions which are not always true. That there are too many variables which are let out of the "studies" and that those "studies" no matter how much you try to make them true--just aren't.
I have read several of Jonny Bowden's books and he seems to have his head on straight as do many of the newer outspoken doctors and nutritionists. Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. claims we need to treat causes NOT conditions and stop using a pill when food will solve the issue. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. wrote a book "Eat TO Live" which also supports this. Doctor Al Sears, M.D. searches the world for natural remedies and wrote a book P.A.C.E which he also says just 12 minutes of intense exercise will help you to burn fat faster, even when resting, increase lung power and build real heart strength. Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. has written books on how drinking more WATER can improve your health. That more water can reduce obesity, cancer, and depression.
Notice a trend?? Eating better, healthier foods, getting more exercise, drinking more water, using less medications to solve your problems (which medications can also cause more issues than you had before or kill you), being a bit sceptic of "new" scientific cures or findings, (For example remember when eggs were taboo about 10 years ago and now they are back? I never stopped eating eggs because if man has eaten it for thousands of years and lived-it made made more sense to eat it.) and basically relying on your diet to heal you mostly or keep you healthy. Yes, science can find cures for the big diseases like polio, maybe flu, and those things which diet might not have the strength to handle.
I am now reading a book "77 Questions for Skillful Living" A new path to extraordinary health by Micheal Finkelstein, M.D. which takes a wholistic approach to health which makes more sense. Basically everything is connected. Therefore changes we make effect our universe and our body. Our body works--together. Our minds, glands, heart, digestion, etc work together to support US. But they are dependent on WHAT we give them. If we are lazy, over feed, and not in tune with nature or ourselves both physically or emotionally-- we suffer. Why? Because we are feeding our body with the things IT DOES NOT NEED.
Stress caused by our minds due to work, environment (work & play).
Our eating the foods which our body does not recognize and therefore has not any use for OR our body gets confused because it might be something useful so it hoards it in our bodies as FAT.
Our muscles and organs get weak and toxic due to bad food and lack of exercise.
All the JUNK we have put into our bodies become stored or may have tricked our immune system into thinking we are NOW sick and thus our body begins to fight itself actually creating disease!
The more I study the subject of health the more I become convinced that living a healthy life is more simple than science says. It is more about BALANCE. Taking time to enjoy life and limiting the toxicity in relationships, foods, and environment so that you feed your body the things it needs to heal, grow, and be happy. This seems to be the answer more than medications. Medications should be short term, occasional or rare and only needed when nature is out gunned.
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