Alps, sleep and exercise

Before we left on our trip I did some serious thinking about how to minimize jetlag. In traveling from time zone to time zone in the US, I’ve found that the best thing to do is immediately reset my watch and go on the new time for meals and sleep. Friends who do lots of […]

Alps & European Toilets

We are back from a vacation in the Alps. I had hoped to blog while we were there, but wifi was often slow. That plus warnings that I would be wise to keep a low internet and social media profile while we were out of the country changed my plan. Now that I am home […]

Eating words for breakfast

I have turned my eating upside down…something many Type Os have recommended, but something I never thought I could do. In fact I have written more than once that I wanted no part in big breakfasts or light suppers. No one is more surprised than myself that I like it. It started with Vacation Bible […]

C Diff

If you are in a hurry, at least read the last paragraph of this blog I have not tried a single new recipe in weeks. HH and I have both been eating a rather bland diet, trying to get his digestive tract back in shape from the double antibiotic disaster last March. I have not […]

Earache & Hearing Aids

I woke up on Monday morning two weeks ago with pain in my ear. That was a surprise. The last time I had an ear infection was when I was in elementary school, a long time ago. My first thought was that I had something like swimmer’s ear. It has been a cold damp spring […]

Eating like 1 year old

I was driving yesterday and someone on the radio said that in the 1960s the average woman weighed 140 pounds and the average man weighed 166. Today the average woman weighs 166.2. The announcer said, “I don’t think that’s what those fighting for equality in the 60s had in mind.” When I heard that, I […]

FODMAP and BTD

In early March my Honorable Husband had all the symptoms of diverticulitis. He had had two previous attacks. We were out of town at the time, so he went to a walk in medical clinic. The doctor concurred that it looked like diverticulitis and gave him two strong antibiotics. The treatment worked, and the diverticulitis […]

Sabbatical

I didn’t plan to take a sabbatical from blogging. It just happened. 2015 started off really slow for my business. To be honest, I sort of enjoyed working on some of my own projects. I tend to be like the plumber who has a leaky faucet at his own house. I’m scanning other people’s slides, […]

Over hydration

Our Strong Son stayed spent the weekend at our house for a recent triathlon. The day before the race he had carefully prepared his snacks and drink for the bicycle and the run portions of the race. He has done quite a bit of research on how much fluid and how many calories he needs […]

Allergy Avoid Tradeoff

Last week I blogged that my seasonal allergies and my food allergy to chocolate disappeared after several years on the BTD. I wasn’t expecting that result, so I wasn’t watching for a change. I just realized one day that I had gotten past August and September without a sore throat. I could be around freshly […]