Good morning everyone, I hope you're off to a great week. We could use more prayers, as Mom has been in pain and then when we got that under control she was nauseous. I've been up there quite a bit helping to care for her and so thankful that I can be. (Thanks for understanding why I'm not posting as much!) Her biopsy is this week and then we'll finally find out everything at the oncologist appointment. It'll be nice to be out of limbo and I'm trying to not be fearful, knowing that Jesus has us all in the palm of His hand (I have to remind myself that a lot), but wow, it's not easy. (Here's my original post about Mom.)
Here's what I've got for you this week…
- First, I have a big question that I'm hoping you'll all answer for me: These Monday posts take up a lot of time on the weekends trying to pull together interesting and useful links for you, but I know most of you really like reading the stuff I find, so I don't want to stop doing them. I'm thinking of gathering the info in a different format from now on – so instead of all the links being listed here, you'd need to click over and check out the new articles or videos in a separate place. This would make it easier for me to gather the info all throughout the week, and you could either just peek in on Mondays OR subscribe to get updates daily, whichever you prefer. ***Here's my question: Would you still pop over to read the new stuff if it meant an extra click or no? THANK YOU to all of you who do share your thoughts – please email me ([email protected]) and put MONDAYS in the subject line, I really appreciate it guys. 🙂
- Just for fun, compare these two Time magazine covers: the most recent cover and one from 1984. It's interesting that Ancel Keys also made Time's cover in 1961 for his lipid hypothesis–which propagated the myth that dietary saturated fat causes heart disease. Read more about healthy fats here. Read the Facebook comments here.
Has your life been touched by a child with chronic illness? 14 children….18 months…One Goal: Recovery! You've got to watch this tear-jerker but amazing video — click here. I hope you can help them get this film made, people need to KNOW that recovery is POSSIBLE for kids with Autism, ADD/ADHD, allergies, asthma, obesity, learning disabilities. (And here is a resource for starting on the GAPS Diet which has helped heal many of these health issues.)
- Can cancer be starved? There's a lot of interesting info in this video, but there were a few red flags… Red flag #1: He's working with Dean Ornish to do further research. Eeek. He's a major low fat guy. (Read about healthy fats here.) Red flag #2: Some statins are helpful? Hmmm…? There was a lot that I did love in the video, including this: “This is one of the themes I'm talking about is that we can empower ourselves to do the things doctors can't do for us, which is to use knowledge and take action. If mother nature has given us some clues, and we think there might be some new future in the value of how we eat, then what we eat is truly our chemotherapy.”
- I always include some unrelated-to-food stories in my Monday Mix-Up posts, and this one brought tears to my eyes because good friends of ours lost their son to a drug overdose not that long ago: Scary Mary Presiding.
- See which Facebook post got the most shares last week!!! (Not sure I could live there, though, what about you?)
- This is hilarious! If you've ever eaten a lot of beets, you'll relate:
- I loved this from Dyno-Mom: Five Reasons Not to Have Kids.
- Want to find sprouted grain breakfast cereal, safe seafood, real olive oil, junk-free chocolate candy, the best fish oil, fermented food starters, soy-free mayo, meal plans, soaked nut butters, and more? Find all sorts of gems for real foodies on my resources page.
Have a great week!