good morning, friends!
did you all have a good weekend? mine ended up being ok. i turned things around yesterday and got a lot of things accomplished and had a little fun taking the pups to a doggie fest in sun prairie!
- 5 loads of laundry (clothes + bedding + towels)
- applied to 3 jobs
- caught up with my iin work by listening to 3+ hours of lectures to finish module 17
ouch. that was rough to sit/stand and listen for so long, but i started late and i knew the longer i procrastinated, the later i would get to go to sleep, so i made a big mug of tea and hunkered down for some learning!
it was actually a really interesting module. one of the speakers was from the weston a price foundation and she spoke for over two hours on traditional diets.
do you know much about weston a. price? he was a dentist and was convinced that teeth indicate health. he went around the world interviewing traditional cultures that weren’t exposed to modern convenience foods, looking at their teeth and trying to find the definition of a “healthy” diet.
of course, he found many different cultures who were very healthy and ate very very different foods from each other.
he did identify some common threads between all of these cultures’ diets. the speaker went over 11 (!) of them, but the three that dr. price wrote about during his lifetime were:
- no refined or denatured foods. aka no white sugar, white flour, pasteurized foods, canned foods, vegetable oils, protein powders, additives, etc.
- all of the traditional cultures consumed some kind of animal foods – eggs, raw dairy, meat, shellfish, insects
- their foods were nutrient dense. dr. price took some of the traditional foods home and analyzed them for nutrients and found that they were 4-10x more nutrient dense than the convenience foods eaten at the time.
all eleven principles of a healthy diet are listed in their brochure.
i’m not for or against these teachings. i think they do have some good points, but some that i’m not 100% on board with and would need to do some more of my own research before i decided how i feel about them.
i think there are a lot of different ways to have a healthy diet and i also believe that what works for one person won’t work for another and that everyone needs to find out what works best for themselves!
salmon, couscous + veggies, bean salad. is this a healthy dinner? it depends who you ask! if you ask me, yes it’s healthy!
it was a really interesting lecture and i love that i get to explore different diets and theories about food through my iin studies. obviously, it’s what i’m interested in and love, so i always feel so spoiled as i listen to my lectures, even as i’m cursing them for being over two hours long! haha!
anyway, i just woke up still thinking about what i learned last night, so i thought i’d share!
i also really liked the last lecture in module 17 – it was all about soy. i could double the length of this post if i wrote about that one too, so we’ll save that for another day if you guys are interested!
the plan for today is to get some data analysis done so that i can finalize the stats section on one of my manuscripts and hopefully get it submitted by the end of the week (i submitted one last thursday too – yay!).
brad and i also have a big (big!) appointment later this afternoon. if all goes well with it, i’ll hopefully be able to share more in a couple weeks!
i’ve also got a recipe to share with you guys that really needs to be photographed. i didn’t get to it all weekend, so i might have to re-make the dish today to take pictures because it’s almost gone! hahaha. oops…
so tell me.