Cloudy days, clearer thinking and SAD

(Discussion on Daylight Savings here: buzznutrition.com/dst) It can’t be denied that the state of the sky affects our mood and perception. A clear, blue sky is crisp with contentment, while a cloudy, soupy sky might weigh your mind and your heart. For many who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder), cloudy days have dire consequences. But theContinue reading “Cloudy days, clearer thinking and SAD”

Do you drink coffee? Make it cold-brewed and add butter!

Coffee is more than just a morning ritual. It’s a delicious medicine that humans have been enjoying since the thirteenth century. As one of the best sources of antioxidants, coffee helps eliminate excess free radicals, which cause inflammation and cell damage. However, the wrong coffee prepared with too much heat can detract from both the tasty pleasureContinue reading “Do you drink coffee? Make it cold-brewed and add butter!”

Cholesterol Vindicated!

…Well, they got it HALF right. “The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.” BUT… They still blame saturated fat, which is complete BULLOCKS. “The greater danger in this regard, these experts believe,Continue reading “Cholesterol Vindicated!”

Skip the skim milk and go full fat

Do you still choose skim milk, which is usually powdered milk + water? How about low-fat dairy products, which have gums and fillers in them to simulate fat? Haven’t you heard that full-fat dairy is better for so many reasons!! (By the way, lactose intolerance could be caused by gluten sensitivity!) In addition to the reasons below,Continue reading “Skip the skim milk and go full fat”

What is success?

How are you defining success? That’s an important question, since the answer drives what you do. It sure would suck to work really hard only to discover your answer was really someone else’s. Everyone benefits from glancing at the horizon to make sure we’re headed where we intended. This quote from BrainPickings.org might serve as a check-in to help you get reacquainted with what is important toContinue reading “What is success?”

What’s all the fuss about Backyard Hens?

At this time, it is illegal to own a flock of Backyard Hens in residentially-zoned areas of Staunton. But, I think residents everywhere should be permitted to own, care for and choose/grow the feed for their own personal supply of sustainable, clean, happily clucking protein. Eggs are hands down, one of the most nutritious protein sources on the planet. EggsContinue reading “What’s all the fuss about Backyard Hens?”

Links between Soil, Food, the proposed Pipeline and Governor Terry McAuliffe

This blog post is about food, but it’s also political. This post is about food because it’s about land. “Land” is soil, and soil is so much more than dirt. Soil is a melange of minerals, insects, water, microbes, plant roots, mycelium (mushroom roots) and trapped gasses… and likely more that I don’t know about. Soil canContinue reading “Links between Soil, Food, the proposed Pipeline and Governor Terry McAuliffe”