Showing posts from October, 2015

Nutrition: Protein, Fat, & Carbs

Hello! This blog post is not about trying to convince anyone of anything. This post is instead about some realizations I have had after reading multiple books on nutrition and health, especially related to chronic autoimmune disorders, since that effects me personally. I thought since I have had so many "ah-ha moments" that I would share them via my blog. Some of the those books include: Wheat Belly by Dr. Davis, Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, Food Over Medicine by Pamela Popper, Glen Merzer, & Del Sroufe, Dr. Neil Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs by Neil Barnard, and lastly Proteinaholic by Dr Garth Davis. 

Also, being in Weight Watchers and being a leader is another piece of my background that influences this discussion. Some of the things that have made the most sense to me, come from my own education background (Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, & Nutrition) as well as my own persona…

Life with a Puppy!

Many of you know that Tyler and I adopted a puppy nearly 2 weeks ago so I thought I would give an update. 

A few months ago Tyler and I started talking about whether we are forever dog people. We already have a dog, Kitty, who is a little over 10 1/2 years old. This discussion included what kind of dog, how we plan to raise him/her, as well as when. After quite a bit of pondering and talking, we decided in terms of the kind, we are pit bull lovers, through and through! Plus I truly think rescuing animals is so important and I was hoping we would find the right fit for us.

Prior to Kitty, Tyler and I both had never owned dogs. We always wanted to but we come from non-dog and non-cat families. We grew up with rats and similar animals. All cute but not super cuddly (although I am sure one could argue). Kitty came into my life as a 5 year old dog and while she does have her quirks, she truly is such a sweet and loving dog. I love her around any child who has ever been over to our house, I l…