Four weeks ago I took a long break from blogging to spend quality time with my mother, who was visiting from Eastern Europe. I hadn't seen her in a year and a half, so needless to say I was bouncing off the walls by the time she got off the plane. At first, I thought I could do both: blog and enjoy my mother's visit. I quickly discovered that as much as I would like to be wonder woman, I am not. So I lowered my expectations and assessed my priorities. My Mama, on the other hand, is Wonder Woman. She made this beautiful scarf in two days! My mama My husband My community My schoolwork My job Chores and cooking Blogging So instead of being disappointed I didn't write a post on cholesterol and heart disease or a good steak recipe. I put my lap top aside and did not open [...]
I have recently stumbled across The Lexicon of Sustainability while I was reading Food Renegade. In my last post I tried to lay out some alternative options to industrial produce. This is a blog that also describes what those choices are via pictures and videos. It is the story of two photographers who traveled across the country for a couple of years in search of people who abandoned the industrial system of food production and are building a new one! Lexicon of Sustainability: This is the Story of An Egg from lexicon of sustainability on Vimeo.
We just finished watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and I highly recommend it. There were a couple of things I agreed with and then there were some things that I am completely against. Don't read this part if you want to watch it without having any adulterated information about it. I agree that someone who weighs 400 pounds can physically do a sixty day fast as long as a doctor is checking up on them every couple of weeks. Juicing is amazing I totally agree with that. The miracle phyto-nutrients in kale, spinach, ginger, beets, and other vegetables help fight cancer, aging and inflammatory cells in our blood stream. I also agree that doing a juice fasting just for a couple of days, every few months can be a very beneficial, detoxifying experience. Hopefully during some days off! I liked all the interviews he did. However they were extremely painful to watch because most [...]
The idea for this blog was born after I enrolled in a graduate program for a Masters in Science and Holistic Nutrition. I have always been interested in "real food" and wholesome ingredients but after beginning my program I realized how important it was to share the valuable information I was learning with my friends, my community and everyone else who is interested but has been intimidated by the massive amount of scattered information on nutrition. This is going to be a learning panel for both me and everyone else who chooses to read it. Something about me... my name is Diana and I am blessed with a patient husband, and an amazing community to whom this entire blog is dedicated to. You all inspire me.