With the holidays and work I just really have been too busy to bake any treats and I just lacked inspiration for what to write about.
But today, after a message from Shauna, I thought I should get back on the blogging bike.
Health has been on my mind a lot, not that mine is failing, but just trying to do the best I can for my family and ensure that we are eating the best foods we can.
This all started 3 weeks ago when my Sunday school started a series entitled The Seven Pillars of Health by Dr. Don Colbert.
Each week you discuss a new pillar:
Week 1: Water
Week 2: Sleep and Rest
Week 3: Living Food
Week 4: Exercise
Week 5: Detoxification
Week 6: Nutritional Supplements
Week 7: Coping with Stress
What I have gleaned so far is that:
- Your water should be alkaline (ph of 7 or better)
- You should drink half of your weight in ounces each day (i.e. 150 pounds should drink 75 oz of water).
- Alkaline water keeps everything on the inside balanced.
Well this started me to
I spent days researching filters (carbon, alkaline, and reverse osmosis) and then stepped back and though I should work on consuming enough water and have the water tested before I go off the deep end and buy all sorts of filters that we might not need.
The next pillar on sleep and rest didn't give me any concern as I really do get enough sleep. So this lesson didn't add any stress to me.
Moving on to living food...well that was a different story.
I thought I would have this pillar licked (metaphorically speaking).
I love food and take strides to make myself more educated about it all the time, but reading about ways that you can make living nutritious food dead sent me into a panic (basically steam, stir fry, or raw is the only way to go with vegetables so that they don't lose their vitamins and minerals).
I know we can't go raw with our diet, my children would pack up and leave home, but I have been way over analyzing everything we do.
I am trying to find a way to talk myself down off this ledge so I decided to write a post on it.
Not to make you all worry more but just to share my neurotic side, who doesn't enjoy a good crazy person every now and then.
Well I feel a little better having shared this and hopefully you will come back and read future posts (I promise I will share some yummy food and a book review).
Thanks Shauna for your gentle reminder!
Have a wonderful Tuesday all of you.