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Friday, 23 April 2010

Love, hugs, support. All Gratefully received.

A trying week to be sure. A little more sleep last nite. The pain is more manageable, and the rest is up to the Universe.

Today, off to the Doc, buy some fresh Veg and Fruits for smoothies, and satisfy my craving for steak with mushrooms and salad with blue cheese/yogurt dressing. yummm, I am actually hungry today.

I hope the travelling Phenix's are all safe.

Salt today is as over-processed as a twinkie!! Both chemical and high-temperature refining actions strip away naturally occurring nutrients in salt: notably magnesium, potassium iodide and other trace minerals.

Organic Sea Salt contains more than 80 nutrients, while free-running commercially available table salt is stripped of almost all of its naturally occurring nutrients. And have you ever wondered how salt is kept free running?? Several harmful chemicals are added, including aluminum compounds, just so you can pour salt easily.
Sea Salt is a vastly superior naturally occurring substance that lends a delicious flavour to foods and provides valuable nutrients, Particularly magnesium and calcium sulfates. Look for light-gray naturally extracted varieties.

Historically it is a fastin food used in biblical days during times of hardship. It is made of wheat, barley, broad beans, lentils, millet and spelt. Ezekiel bread would last for days in the desert.

Ezekiel bread uses sprouted grains, which help release all the energy from the bread's assorted grains, making it easier to digest. It is a highly nutritious bread and something to consider for adding fiber and protein to your diet.

You can find a recipe for Ezekiel bread in the EAT CLEAN DIET COOKBOOK.

This article was a hoot!!! HELP!! I don't like fish.
Fish is a superior food because it is a source of highly and easily digestible protein as well as a healthy fat, which keeps our brains functioning properly......The flesh of sole is white and the flavour is unobtrusive. You can cook it in minutes, even if it is still frozen. I usually cover it with scallions and lemon slices and toss it into a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes. ( Rick's method for cooking rainbow trout vindicated in Sommerville tastes tests and now in print)

That's it today, quick and dirty instead of long laboured over and never executed.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

healthy shmelthy, tiny bladders .......

Ha, I got ya didn't I. What has tiny bladders got to do with anything.
Well I'll tell ya, after yesterdays rigamarole, today I have a pelvic ultrasound booked at 7:30 pm, and I have to drink a liter of water and not pee until after the ultrasound.
Sounds easy???? Nay, I say thee nay!!! Not Easy.
This is the girl who drinks a bottle of water and pees 3 times.
Unt Zo, my strategic brain is trying to work out zee exact formula for a successful outcome.
So Far 1 liter of water takes approximately 30 minutes to propel me to empty my bladder, in the morning.
For some reason as the day progresses my bladder empties more often with less in it.
All of this to say I have had to stop the experiment because I am experiencing water intoxication!!!!! a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function that results when the normal balance of electrolytes is pushed outside of safe limits by overconsumption of water.
Soooo, I started this experiment to keep my overactive imagination from running away with all the worst case scenarios it came up with while I was sleeping. (post uterine biopsy, d&c, and syst removal, while said brain waits for pathology results)
I shoulda just stuck to what works, stay in bed and read.
There , I feel better now and hopefully everyone gets a chuckle at my expense, I'm good with that.

Meanwhile on the food front: Breaking News...
Pistachios just got healthier. (unsalted of course)
Researchers investigating human cholesterol levels found that when pistachios accounted for 10 to 20 % of study participants' daily energy intake the participants LDL levels were 12 % lower than those in people who ate no pistachios at all.
The lipid lowering effect of the nuts is due not only to their fatty acid content but may also be attributed to high levels of fiber and phytosterols.

Did You Know: If you're a citrus zester ( and you should be!!!) Be sure to rinse your orange or lemon/lime in hot water for approx. 20seconds before zesting to remove wax and any potential pesticide that is sprayed on the fruit. The wax coating helps prevent moisture loss and makes your fruit last longer but it shouldn't be ingested.

There I did it. This past month has been a tuff one and every time I thought Oh I should write something I just felt I didn't have anything nice to say or the energy to say anything about my reality.
Today I decided I'd share my idiot experiment with y'all and look I did have something to say, I even chuckled to myself as I was writing.
Sooo the lesson I have learned again today is, This illness may impose many difficult emotional and mental hurdles, and today I beat it because I talked about it. So down but not out today.
Good 'nuf.
bye y'all