Adding This to My Grocery List—Avocados

I have three reasons that I am especially interested in adding these “good” fats to my daily diet… First of all, a diet that includes these “good” fats helps you to keep your cardiovascular system healthy–decreasing glucose and insuin concentrations, promoting healthy blood lipid profiles, mediating blood pressure, improving insulin sensitivity, controlling cholesterol levels, and regulatingContinue reading “Adding This to My Grocery List—Avocados”

Facing the Facts and Fiction on Fats

Despite the common misconception that all fat is bad for you and that fat should be eliminated completely our of our diets, our bodies actually require fat in order to stay healthy. Fat is actually an important nutrient in a healthy diet, just like protein and carbohydrates. A study in the Journal of the AmericanContinue reading “Facing the Facts and Fiction on Fats”

Daddy Always Said, “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”

Most likely whenever you look at the ingredients label for any typical packaged food, you won’t have a clue what many of the ingredients listed are, and probably won’t be able to pronounce many of them either. Those ingredients are most likely artificial chemicals that have been added for various purposes—such as to make the foodsContinue reading “Daddy Always Said, “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It””

Cannery Row

Processed foods are much more than Mighty Kids Meals from McDonald’s, and definitely includes foods that you probably would never have ever even considered “processed food.” A processed food is any food item that has been altered from its natural state, through any “processing method,” regardless of how small that change might have actually been—including canning,Continue reading “Cannery Row”

Is Cooking A Sin?

So is cooking a sin? Should I never step foot in my kitchen again and turn on the oven or a stove burner? Can I turn my kitchen into a sewing room or home office?   Probably not…as much as I wish that were true quite often… But thoughts and opinions as to what shouldContinue reading “Is Cooking A Sin?”

Join Me for the Journey

Because there isn’t necessarily one single type of “raw food diet” that must be strictly adhered to…but several different variations of a “raw foods diet” out there, all with different advice and degrees to which foods can be cooked…I have given myself permission to pick and choose exactly what I myself want to eat onContinue reading “Join Me for the Journey”

But Can We Still Eat Bacon…and Eggs?!

When I first told my spouse that I was going to pursue this “Raw Foods Diet” thing, his first question was… “Will we still eat bacon?” Where I’m from bacon reigns supreme…and men are hunters with Silverado pickups who buy their wives guns for each birthday and anniversary that rolls around. Don’t worry, honey…we’ll stillContinue reading “But Can We Still Eat Bacon…and Eggs?!”

Why Next?!…Raw Foods Diet

So why am I willing to set our Southern style of eating on hold for a while and pursue this raw foods thing in the first place? Wouldn’t anybody in their right mind be content to eat fried bacon, fried eggs, and gravy every single morning from now to eternity? Actually, yes, I am “inContinue reading “Why Next?!…Raw Foods Diet”

Be Purposeful

As you set goals and decide to incorporate newer and better habits into your daily routine, it is important that you be purposeful. Questions to ask yourself what this new habit will give you or help you know, what this new habit might help prevent, and how this new habit will help you both short-termContinue reading “Be Purposeful”

Review and Resources—Writing

Developing the habit of writing for an hour as soon as I wake up has become one of the things that I truly look forward to each day. I have had the opportunity to learn so much about various topics, to express myself creatively, and to learn self-discipline. As I continue to write, there areContinue reading “Review and Resources—Writing”