May 12, 2013 by
One of the biggest challenges I have in maintaining a paleo/primal diet is creating variety in my diet. Enter the 8-week Paleo Meal Planner. Love it! It’s one of the bonus offers that comes with the Paleo Recipe Book offered here.
It’s even got some scrumptious treats to try!
February 24, 2013 by
If you need your daily dose of Rumi…here’s a great spot:
February 04, 2013 by
For a while, I thought that people were exaggerating when they compared sugar to a drug. But then came the studies which compare the similarities in brain stimulation between drug users and people who had eaten foods containing refined sugar. These are quite remarkable, and they do make a good case for the similarity.
Recently I’ve gained a new appreciation for the similarity between sugar and drugs. It came from this quote from William Dufty’s 1975 book Sugar Blues:
“In about fortyeight hours, I was in total agony, overcome with nausea, with a crashing migraine. If pain was a message, this was a long one, very involved, intense but in code. It took hours to break the code. I knew enough about junkies to recognize reluctantly my kinship with them. I was kicking cold turkey, the thing they talked about with such terror. After all, heroin is nothing but a chemical. They take the juice of the poppy and they refine it into opium and then they refine it to morphine and finally to heroin. Sugar is nothing but a chemical. They take the juice of the cane or the beet and they refine it to molasses and then they refine it to brown sugar and finally to strange white crystals. It’s no wonder dope pushers dilute pure heroin with milk sugar —lactose—in order to make their glassine packages a treat to the eye. I was kicking all kinds of chemicals cold turkey—sugar , aspirin, cocaine, caffeine, chlorine, fluorine, sodium, monosodium glutamate, and all those other multisyllabic horrors listed in fine print on the tins and boxes I had just thrown in the trash. I had it very rough for about twenty-four hours, but the morning after was a revelation. I went to sleep with exhaustion, sweating and tremors. I woke up feeling reborn.”
—–Sugar Blues, William Dufty, 1975, Warner Books, Inc, p. 22–3
Right, heroin and sugar. Cousins.
I don’t use heroine. Why should I ‘use’ sugar? The problem is that it’s very hard to kick the sugar habit. It’s found in almost every processed food, and is so easily obtainable. And it’s highly addictive. The best solution is to work hard, stop consuming it and never look back.
January 04, 2013 by
I work with children. And every fall and winter we have a couple of times where it seems like everyone is getting sick. Well, everyone except me!
People ask me my secret. It’s very simple.
1. Wash my hands.
2. Saline Sinus Rinse.
3. Saline gargle.
4. Vitamin C.
5. Plenty of fluids.
6. Adequate sleep.
8. Hot beverages
That’s pretty much it! I think the most significant steps are #2 and 3. Before I started doing these 2 things I would occasionally get sick. But 4 winters ago I started a regimen of rinse and gargle, and I have avoided illness since then. It also helps tremendously with seasonal allergies and hayfever. I got the idea of sinus rinse from Dr. Vinay Goyal, who gave a lecture on avoiding H1N1 influenza.
Sinus rinsing sounds awful. Trust me, I hate getting water up my nose when swimming. And the first time I did it I was prepared for that same feeling. But, the pH of the solution combined with tepid water temperature makes this exercise quite neutral. Yes, you can feel the water but it’s not unpleasant. The secret is to keep your mouth open and breathe the whole time, while keeping your head inverted enough for the water to stay in your sinuses. Really simple. Very effective. I highly recommend it!
December 22, 2012 by
I have recently been having trouble with hearing sound while streaming videos via HDMI to my plasma TV.
I have narrowed down the trouble to a browser issue. Chrome is my default browser. As soon as I plug in my HDMI cable the sound coming from streaming videos stops. The other sounds from my computer transfer over to my TV, such as default dings and music or videos that are stored on my computer. Anything streaming from my Chrome browser doesn’t send sound to my TV.
So, I’m going to be using IE to stream video to my TV, but it’s not my preference. I’d like to solve the problem.
Any solutions out there?