Health ramblings

I feel like someone zapped my energy today. I have so much to do, doesn’t my body know I don’t have time to be drained LOL. I am now into my 6th week of my health and wellness class. So much of what I am reading I already know so it really is a delightful class. Even though I am well aware of what this class is teaching I admit I am learning to go deeper in my understanding. When you really think about the food that the grocery stores are carrying, how much of it is really healthy for you? Dr. Oz has said when you shop you should do it in the outer parts like in a square because all the processed boxed and canned stuff is more in the center. Which is the case at the store I shop. I of course have to go in the middle of the store because I do have to get paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste. I can’t have myself and my family walking around stinky :). I try very hard to buy foods that are fresh as possible. I have to write an essay for a different class and I am doing it on the benefits of healthy eating and I have to do a presentation in my health and wellness class. I have gotten books from the library that I am taking notes on and I am able to use them for both classes. Yeay me! So I am doing my research and I come across this statement: Some people have the assumption that you have to spend the last years of life in such a state of ill health that you don’t want to be alive in the first place.

Well I don’t know about you but how sad does that sound? You spend your life working, having children, being with family, etc and as you age your body goes down hill. Aging is going to happen but what about doing it in the healthiest way possible? I would much rather spend my life doing what I can do make sure I am not only physically fit but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fit. Really stop and think about the foods you eat. Yes you only live once but don’t you want it to be the best it can be? Why poison your body with foods that cause so many health problems? I want to feel good in the morning, have energy, and enjoy my elder years. So not only am I researching for my essay I am also researching so I can attain a vital life. Hippocrates did advise people to let food be your medicine and medicine be your food!!

Did you know infantile eczema is often a sign of dairy intolerance? I wish my mom knew this back when I was a baby, no wonder I have had the issues I do.

Well I have to get ready for a dr. appointment. Till next time, have a great and blessed day. TA TA 🙂

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Valentine’s Day….

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is going to be here in 2 days?!?!?! Time just seems to fly, it was just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year. I don’t go all out on Valentine’s Day because I think we should always show our significant other we love them. A couple’s anniversary should be the day that is celebrated in a big way, as well as the birthdays. I do like to make something “romantic” for the whole family and just remind them how much I love them. When my children were younger and I had my home daycare I used to set the table up for a candle light breakfast. I had heart shaped pancakes, plastic wine glasses with grape juice, fruit salad, and then I would show them the jello cake they could have once they were back from school. To this day one of the girls that I watched remembers my celebrations. So I figured I would do something cute for Valentine’s Day….but what? So I stumbled on this website http://www.thedatingdivas.com/romantic-rendezvous/couples-cafe/. Check it out and see if there is something cute you can do for your mate and maybe make it fun all year round. What are some fun things you like to do to show your sweetie you love and appreciate them?