Fascinating facts about vitamin D and skin colour.

Learning about vitamin D from Rudolph Ballentine’s book Diet & Nutrition: A Holistic Approach has been fascinating. Especially how it relates to the colour of people’s skin. Vitamin D is absorbed from sunlight through the skin and then, through a chemical reaction, helps promote the absorption of calcium from the intestinal tract and bones. The…

Are you a visual eater?

What’s a visual eater? If you add food to your plate, not based on what you should eat, but based on making the plate look full, you’re eating with your eyes as opposed to based on hunger signals from your body. Many in our family are visual eaters and my husband and I worked together…

“Motivation is garbage.” What a relief!

Dealing with depression is not something new to me, but I beat it. Sometimes with the help of meds, sometimes not, but I always fight a good fight for myself and win. 2018 has been a particularly long lasting depression. Meds have been slow to help and I spent most of the winter not sleeping…

Listen to your body

As newborns, we let our moms know when it was time to feed us. For some moms, we were nice enough to get ourselves on a regular feeding schedule, for other moms we weren’t quite as organized, but for a newborn baby, when the body says food, he/she sends signals to be fed. Parents don’t…

Making difficult decisions to get back to basics

Part of the point of this blog was to talk about the struggles. But, when struggles hit, I tend to crawl under a rock and not come out, making it difficult to write a blog post. I went through a really tough time in the fall. A few life altering events happened at the same…