Oh Avocado, how I love thee!

Avocado

I started loving avocados only about 5 years ago. Before then I tried eating one but didn’t like the texture and found it tasteless. But as I learned more about the fantastic health benefits of the avocado I really wanted to like this thing and so tried again and the real delicious awesomeness of the avocado was found when I sprinkled one with salt. HOLY TOLEDO my life hence forth has never been the same….a tad dramatic? Sprinkled with salt for the first time, I stood there in my kitchen alone eating an entire avocado and so my love affair began. It was just me and the avocado. Sadly I had only the one avocado at the time so it was only 5 minutes of taste bud bliss. Continue reading “Oh Avocado, how I love thee!”

I’ve got a fire in my….stomach

Heartburn, Indigestion, Diarrhea

Oh that burning feeling! It might come with bloating, belching and gas. It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling, it keeps you up at night or wakes you up in the middle of the night and the only relief you get is when you take copious amounts of antacids.

……”Hand over the Tums!”       Heartburn, Indigestion, Diarrhea              

The antacids eventually lose their effectiveness but your stomach burns so much you’ve visited the doctor who hands you a prescription to get the serious stuff…the antacids you can’t get over the counter. You down the pills, exhale a sigh of relief, feel okay but eventually the symptoms return…and they always return, especially when you eat something spicy or acidic like tomato sauce…or just eat.

No one wants to be bloated, feel like acid is going to burn through your stomach, belch like a fire breathing dragon and maybe even pass gas that makes flies drop. But, these symptoms are not likely because of too much acid in your stomach. They are more than likely due to too little. Huh? what the heck are you saying?

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Planting Trees….

 

Planting TreesFor Earth Day, on April 22, 2017, I spent the morning with my brother Mike, his wife Morgan, and other volunteers planting trees at Cawthra Park in Mississauga. It was a wonderful event organized by One Million Trees Mississauga.

Planting Trees

One Million Trees Mississauga was launched in 2013 with a mission to plant one million trees by 2032. So far through this program, 241,398 trees have been planted in Mississauga. I am not sure how many trees the entire volunteer group planted but between my brother, Morgan and myself, I estimate we planted about 22 trees….and it felt good.

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