The Health and Garden Wellness for Family, Business and Dog
By: Carol Giambri
Squash or a Bat?
Living from a container garden, ground, supermarket or farmer's market all seem so confusing when we talk about eating healthy and more plant based foods. Have you ever wondered which is greatest and best?
The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil
Let's hear it from the doctor…
Dr. William C. Roberts, editor of the "American Journal of Cardiology" writes:
"Human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores."
What about the bad fat…
-dark chicken meat contains 15.8 grams of bad fat
-pork roast contains 21.5 grams of bad fat
-pasteurized cow milk derives 50% of its calories from bad fat
Eating well, but …
I used to work for a great cable company that had fabulous benefits. I was in the wrong slot. It was like planting me in a foreign country plus working for a boss that was proud to be a devil to those he thought he could "eat" up. It was six short months and my prayers came true with the sign my voice was gone without talking to anyone or being on phones. I closed down my computer, packed up and ran out fast. No regrets.
See the sign…
Know when to "stop"
The killer called "stress"…
The key to eating healthy is also find ways to manage your stress level. Exercise whether it be with expensive equipment, at a gym, walking, or doing yoga may be helpful.
The Warning Sign
Stop Animal products and dairy…
Keep your hard earned money for yourself without sharing it with a doctor. I am not implying I am your medical adviser. Read books, magazines and see benefits of eating closer to the garden –yours or stores, all year round. Take up gardening even on a small plot inside or out as a hobby. Discover the fun. Not all weeds are bad. Some edible ones may be growing in your garden. Free and fresh for the taking!
Can you eat weeds, flowers and dirt and be sustained calling it a meal or a diet? No for the dirt, but eating flowers and weeds can enhance your pretty colorful plate. Eating from the garden which implies more fruits and vegetables and avoiding or reducing your "traditional" way of eating is my suggestion. What about growing your own sprouts for pennies? Alfalfa please.
Know where to plant….
Live + Love = Better Health
What's "LOVE" have to do with it?
You may not be able to shift gears totally with your garden, but what you can do is one day a week devote to eating healthier, the next week try to include two days till you can work your way up to eating better all week, month and then year. Feel better when you change but be prepared for some detoxing going on. It's like confusing your body to start eating differently and it is rebelling and confused.
This can be like the flu. Start slow and get through the process but at your pace. Perhaps adding in an extra fruit a day. You can do it! Remember the kids for eating healthy and gardening. Yes dog, cat too. Health to all!
P.S. My free kids 7 keys ebook is still available.
Let's stay connected this way. Wishing you spring in the air fast. Let these flowers bring a happy day and give you new life into your seconds, minutes, hours as you live out your dreams. May all your dreams come true fast! Stay well and healthy! Still on time to work towards regaining your health. Start with laughing–ha..ha..haha…
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Carol Giambri is a gardening expert, a health nut, photography addict and frugal shopping supporter of recycled buying. She hunts for rare and unique shapes of fruits and veggies. From worm composting, which is a new desire, to homemade cleaning products, eating edible weeds, coaching programs, speaking, copy writing content for blogs, green/recycle talk, dogs and helping her hubby, she loves encouraging people. Carol plans to write several books on healthy living and gardening.