Good morning reader friends, I hope you're enjoying summer so far and that you're starting to dig into all the delicious fresh, local produce that we're blessed with these days. I just picked up 2 1/2 flats of organic strawberries and had a great chat with the farmer, too. I love this close-up shot after I had them all cleaned. 🙂
By the way, this week I'm a “crew leader” for VBS at our church (it's crazy, but fun), so if you email me, my replies may be even slower than usual…
- I really need your input on this one. “What if our health care crisis could be solved?” A new film, Forks Over Knives, asks that question, but from the two trailers I saw (see below), sadly, their answer to that seems to be a “plant-based diet”. This almost always means eating soy products (for protein), and a lot of grains, too. I strongly believe that too much of those are detrimental to our health, so what's the answer? I've said it before, why oh why do ALL animal products often get blamed for our health crisis instead of the real problem: conventional animal products?!!! (Did you see my post on this: Are Meat Eaters Ruining the Earth?) Here are the trailers:
- Do you want to see the first post ever written for this blog?! I'm slowly but surely going back in and adding pics to my early posts, because in the beginning, yes I was that green, I didn't know all posts needed a picture. So here's it is: Ancho-chili lime mayo (pictured on a burger) and youza is it ever gooooood.
- Did you see this sad statistic? “CDC study finds 1 in 6 U.S. children have a developmental disability… A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows that the prevalence of developmental disabilities among U.S. children has risen by 17% during the past 10 years — driven by an increase in autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — and about one in six American children have a developmental disability. Researchers said the increase was likely because of more preterm births, higher age of parents and better diagnosis and screening for disabilities. They also predicted an increased need for health and education services.” Washington Post How sad is that? And they think it's all due to “more preterm births, higher age of parents and better diagnosis and screening for disabilities”?!!! Gee, could something like the HUGE increase in the number of vaccinations kids get or maybe what they are being FED have anything to do with it??? Anything at all??? The CDC would never go there, that's for sure. The truth is too financially risky for them. I know it sounds all conspiracy theory-ish, but what else explains why they are “missing” such obvious factors?
Have a great week!