Just chit chat

On Friday I completed my final exam and passed (barely) so now I am officially a certified Holistic Nutritionist. I ordered some used books about nutrition and cancer so I can begin real specializing of my thinking.

i spent some time thinking what I need to make me feel like the money and the effort were worth it and I think honestly if I can help just one person be healthier and maybe either recover or protect themselves from cancer it will be 100% worth it.

I have already started contacting one group that offers services to cancer patients  and in the next week or two I will contact a few others.

My neighbor texted me yesterday to ask if Dusty ate steak. Oh my goodness didn’t I have a happy dog!

Haven’t  really been working out the last month. Too hot, too many aches and pains. Hopefully I will get back in the habit this month. Started running again to open my lungs back up. Started working immediately. Sigh..

Maybe in all my research I will find a clue to why I have high blood pressure. I have had it for all of my adult life and been on meds since my 30’s. I did just drop my dose down, but diet and exercise will only do so much for me. Okay, there is genetics but, still has to be an underlying cause.

Enough rambling.

 

 

 

 

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Vodka for breakfast

Vodka gives a nice pleasant hazy feeling when it is drank in small doses. If you pop a shot or two of vodka in your morning orange juice it’s an excellent way to start the day! I usually like to have a smaller amount at lunchtime, maybe just one shot. If I am having soup I usually just toss it in there. For dinner, again I just do one shot in whatever I am drinking with my meal. Sometimes I like to have a cranberry juice cocktail kind of mix and toss it in there. That way I am getting some extra nutrients too! At night I try to stick right around three shots. It helps me sleep better. Vodka has no aroma and mixes with anything. No really, anything! You can put it in your oatmeal.

I am so amazed at the people who don’t have vodka every day. I just don’t know how they do it. I would not have the willpower to not have vodka. I just love it so much, and everyone around me is always drinking so I wouldn’t be able to resist.

This is the scenario that runs through my head when people say they could never be a vegetarian or vegan. So, if there is something out there that you love, but is bad for you, like smoking marijuana, or doing just a little line of coke, or eating a meal that is three days worth of fat content, or a piece of pork that is so filled with chemicals before it is slaughtered, it is okay to do it, because, well, because why??

If you see what is good and bad for you, and you believe it to be true, why do you choose to do the bad things? If you love to drink what stops you from doing it all day? Why don’t you use that same thought pattern for eating bad foods?

Now – one caveat here. There are many types of eating disorders, and this is not what I am talking about. But, deciding that giving up bacon and eggs and is too much effort is not an eating disorder.

 

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Potatoe pototoo

Alright Tami I have done some research. I don’t think I have all the information but I think I have at least convinced myself.

This is an interesting link:

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/what-are-nightshades-and-do-they-cause-inflammation

I have to include my most favorite website of course:

https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/potatoes/

Potato Attack!

And this is just something I ran across.

http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2351

My personal conclusion is that potatoes are good. They are filling and healthy and packed with good things. My advice is buy organic when you can,wash them in a 9/1 salt water bath, rinse and dry well. And do NOT serve them with dairy and added fats. No butter, no cream, no margarine, no sour cream, no cheese. Find alternate ways to eat them.

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Meal Plan – Attempt #2

I had to make some changes to my meal plan. This particular theory of eating suggests that you have two courses for meals, at least, sometimes three, to help you fill up on better food first. I am 50% there with that theory, and if you were eating less healthy food I would agree. I think with mine you could skip course one if you wanted to.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast Overnight Oats – Cinnamon, Raisins, Raw Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds and Almond or Cashew Milk Pancakes with thawed Frozen Berries Overnight Oats – Cinnamon, Raisins, Raw Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds and Almond or Cashew Milk Breakfast Burrito Overnight Oats – Cinnamon, Raisins, Raw Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds and Almond or Cashew Milk Pancakes w/thawed Frozen Berries – Freeze remaining Portions Breakfast Burrito – Freeze Remaining Portions
Snack Sliced Apple w/Nut Butter OatMeal Cookies Sliced Apple w/Nut Butter Cut Up Raw Vegetables w/Dip Sliced Appple with Non-Dairy Cheese and WholeGrain crackers Raw Vegetable Sticks with Nut Butter and Dried Fruits Guacamole w/Oil Free Tortilla Chips
Lunch Course 1:  Mixed Greens salad with Oil Free Dressing   Course 2:  MacDougalls Tomato Basil Pasta Soup Course 1: Fruit Salad   Course 2:  Lentil Soup w/Pita Course 1: Mixed Greens salad with Oil Free Dressing   Whole Grain Pasta with Mixed Veggie & Tomato sauce Course 1: Apple/raisin/Nut slaw  Course 2:Vegetable Soup w/Whole Grain Crackers Course 1:  Mixed Greens Salad w/Oil Free dressing  Course 2:  MacDougalls Cup Tortilla Soup Vegetarian Chili w/Non Dairy Cheese & No Oil Tortilla Chips – Freeze remaining portions Course 1:  Hummus & raw Vegetables  Course 2: Lentil Soup with Pita – Freeze remaining Portions
Snack Air Popped Popcorn w / Mrs. Dash Black Bean Hummus with No Oil tortilla chips Air Popped Popcorn w/Nutritional Yeast Black Bean Hummus with No Oil tortilla chips Air Popped Popcorn w / Mrs. Dash Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – HomeMade – Freeze remaining Portions
Dinner Course 1: Mixed Greens Salad  Course 2: Gardein 7 Grain Crispy Strips with Air Fried Potato chunks & Salsa Course 1: Mixed Fruite Salad with Raw Nuts  Course 2: Whole Grain Pasta with mixed veggie & tomato sauce Home Made Black Bean Burger (Freeze Remaining Portions) on Whole Grain Bun with All the Veggies! French Fries made in Air Fryer Course 1: Avacado Potato Salad  Course 2:  Mixed Greens Salad – with Non Dairy Cheese, Chopped up Black Bean Burger & Salsa Course 1: Avacado Potato Salad  Course 2: Vegetable Soup with Whole Grain Crackers – GreenSalad with chopped vegetables Course 1: Mixed Greens Salad  Course 2:  Vegetable Lasagna (Freeze Remaining Portions) Course 1: Thai Slaw  Course 2: MacDougalls Cup – Pad Thai – steamed mixed vegetables aded
Snack Non-Dairy yogurt with Frozen Blueberries Cut Up Raw Vegetables w/Dip Frozen Grapes & Cherries with Raw Nuts Non-Dairy yogurt with Frozen Blueberries Frozen Grapes & Cherries with Raw Nuts Baked & Seasoned Chick Peas with raw Vegetables Frozen Grapes & Cherries with Raw Nuts
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