Sunday, 31 August 2014

You Can't Control Everything (An Experience with Pityriasis rosea)

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In the last few years I have read quite a lot of books on nutrition. The underlying message in almost all these nutrition books seems to be that you can control almost anything to do with your health through nutrition. Most of these authors probably don't intend for this to be the message that comes across; they are merely trying to prove the point that nutrition is a very important factor in obtaining and maintaining good health. While it is true that a proper diet is very important for good health, there are also other factors to consider. The truth is that you are never going to be 100% in control of your health. The belief that every aspect of your health can be reflected through nutrition leads to baseless feelings of guilt and discouragement. Today I am going to share an experience that happened to me recently that served as a reminder that it is impossible to control every detail of my health, and that I shouldn't feel bad about this.

WARNING: This post contains somewhat graphic pictures of a skin condition

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Garden Pea and Bison Soup

This week I picked all my shelling peas from my garden! Then I had to figure out what to do with them, so I made this tasty soup. I even used some kale from my garden too! As the peas were fresh from my garden, the soup turned out extremely flavourful and delicious, so I thought I would share it with you all! This recipe is pretty easy and quick for those days where you are short on time.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

4 Reasons to Buy Quality Food

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Do you make sure the food you are eating is good quality?
There are many reasons why it is important to make sure your food is organic, fresh, and local. Here are 4 reasons to make the extra effort.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Art of Saying Nothing

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Have you ever received unwanted advice or suggestions about your diet or lifestyle? Although the person offering advice is usually someone just trying to help, it can feel like a personal attack. Most of us have been on both ends of this situation, and it can be frustrating for everybody involved. As with any subject you are knowledgeable about, it can be difficult to not share your opinion when the subject comes up. But it's different when it comes to nutrition and health. What you choose to eat is personal and can also be based upon religious or ethical beliefs; not necessarily what is healthiest.
Read on for 3 ways to avoid this social faux pas.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Carrot Cake Larabars

I used to love Larabars when I first started eating grain-free, but then I found out that I am allergic to nuts. I had to invent my own nut-free Larabar recipe; because sometimes you just need a quick and easy snack! You can throw these in your freezer and they will be ready to go whenever you need them. I am pretty happy with this recipe because it is delicious and it even contains greens; take that, larabar!