When you eat, you often think that you are getting lots of energy from your food. Which, clearly, you are. At the same time though, it’s easy to forget that digesting food takes up loads of energy. So, if you don’t have much energy to start with, and you eat something which takes up a lot of energy to digest, you aren’t actually going to end up the super energized bunny that you thought you would.
Sometimes, we just don’t think about our brains. Or if we do, it’s just because it doesn’t work as fast as we want, or that it is just too full up of random information to do what we want it to do.
How our brains work is way beyond most of us. In fact, it’s way beyond most scientists too, because our brains are just way too complicated. I do, however, like to think that a few basics can make a great difference to quite a lot of brain issues.
I love the simple links that can make life better! So here is my plan to nutrition happiness: Eating slowly = happy digestion. Eating happy = happy digestion. Happy digestion = happy body. Happy body = happiness. Is it that simple? Maybe not quite that simple, but I reckon it’s a great start. Another post … Read more
The sun is shinin’, and I am so happy! So happy, I could just skip around – yupeeee!
What a great idea. Skipping.
One of my kids (the one who likes to be called Elvis) skips. She skips a lot. Like a LOT. Almost all of the time (except for when she is headin’ upstairs, of course).
Why does she skip? Well, it certainly isn’t because it’s cool, easy or practical (try tidying up the front room whilst skipping and you’ll see what I mean). It’s definitely not because I told her to, and not because she thinks she deserves to, or is worth it, or even that it will get her into some elite club. She isn’t trying to get fit, be healthy or improve her skipping skills (I love that phrase – ‘skipping skills’!). She is just skipping because, to her, right now, it is fun.
The Nutritional Healing Foundation is the amazing organisation which was my nutrition ‘home’ as a student for two years. The course I studied was very hard work, but a huge amount of fun, and so I was thrilled to recently be asked by the Foundation to join in and help some of their second year students by acting as a Support Tutor for a day.
I watched the Pissed and Pregnant programme on BBC3 last night – really interesting to see the different viewpoints and confusion, and crazy to see how the law can determine what women do whilst pregnant in the States. It’s interesting though, that they always have the more extreme examples on the programme – I guess … Read more
A great talk giving useful information about why so many natural foods are important in an anti-cancer diet! To see the talk in full (only about 20 mins), click on the link: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_li.html
Panorama’s episode – What’s Really in Our Kids’ Food?