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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In Our Toxic Lives Ignorance Truly Is Bliss

Toxic

We live in a toxic world and the more I learn about this is the more I feel I don’t want to know.  In our toxic lives ignorance truly is bliss. Yet at the same time, I cannot help but dig deeper and deeper. We harm not only ourselves but our planet and leave behind a trail of blind carelessness never thinking about what is to come. I feel ashamed that I’ve been and continue to play a part in it.

Whenever I speak to people about the harm we are doing to our own bodies and the environment the responses are usually very blasé. Continue reading “In Our Toxic Lives Ignorance Truly Is Bliss”

My Hair Products Are Poisoning Me

Warming for Toxic Chemicals in Hair Products

For an assignment, I was tasked with evaluating the ingredients in some of the products I use regularly. The winning category of products I chose is haircare. My hair is not an easy thing to manage; think giant ball of frizz. It takes a lot of different products to tame the roaring ball of frizz that is my hair.  Now I always look for hair products that are sulfate free, paraben free and phosphate free because I know these substances damage hair and can have harmful effects on health, but in doing the assignment I quickly learned that isn’t enough.  In short, my hair products might be poisoning me.  Continue reading “My Hair Products Are Poisoning Me”