Microwave

I’ve heard a lot of bad things about microwave ovens- both that they’re unhealthy to be around while they’re running, as well as making the food less healthful. According to some studies, the very nature of microwaves damages foods, while others say that toxins can leach into foods more easily during microwaving. Those studies imply […]

Evitar alimentos procesados

Un ejemplo de un producto que puede llevarte a equivocaciones. ¿Sabes cómo se producen los embutidos? Cada uno tiene un proceso diferente y, si bien, cada vez se intenta utilizar menos aditivos, aún están muy lejos de ser productos “all natural” como reza el eslogan de las marcas disponibles. Además del azúcar refinado, la dextrosa […]

Frustrated

I’m getting kind of frustrated with my health. I’ve recently been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, but I’ve been suffering with it for months. My health hasn’t been quite right since the hernia repair surgery back in December. In February, an echo-cardiogram revealed fluid on my heart, and I’ve been going to doctors and tests […]

Re-Starting a Familiar-ish Routine

Jack started attending the local public high school last Wednesday, after two years of homeschooling. Up until I pulled him out of school, I’d always had at least one child in school or day care since Hannah started preschool. So that’s about 16 years of being used to a “school schedule” followed by two years […]

Jicama tortillas

I’m not sure where I first heard of jicama tortillas – from a paleo friend or an internet advertisement, perhaps.  I was intrigued.  How would you fold them?  It seems like they would crack like rice tortillas which have been a complete disappointment.  How would you make them?  Jicama is hard enough to peel.  How […]

Reboot

It feels like I’m constantly re-inventing myself and having to re-start what I already know works for me. For YEARS, I was able to be very strict about my diet, not really being tempted by the non-compliant stuff in the house for the kids. But somehow, over the past year or two, things have shifted […]

¿Que son ‘alergias’?

Una reacción alérgica es la respuesta de nuestro sistema inmunológico hacia algún alergéno que para muchos es totalmente normal e inofensivo. En cambio para aquel que es sensible, dicha manifestación se amplifica, convirtiéndola en una reacción fisiológica no apropiada que se manifiesta en patología desde las formas más comunes como por ejemplo dolor de cabeza, […]

PCOS and unexplained weight gain

I said I was going to do one more blot about allergies, and I will.  But we have had a guest in our home, and I thought her story might be useful to some who are visiting the BTD site because of their weight. I’m going to be careful not to identify our guest – […]

Cheese and Dental Work

I’m having some dental work done tomorrow, so I did my food shopping today and I plan to do some food preparation tomorrow morning. This way, I’ll have soft, easy to eat, nutritious food ready for afterwards. I mentioned this to a friend today, who offered me some of her Atkins shakes. When I declined, […]