Healthy Living and Eating
Personally, I think stress is the deadliest malady of all. We used to joke at my former job that we didn’t worry too much about future illnesses; our job was going to kill us. Indeed that’s what happened to some of my work friends, and some of my other friends, too. Work stress, family stress, care giving stress, financial stress, all deadly. Take your pick, or should I say, choose your poison.
What can we do?
My good news is that I’ve been eating and drinking a lot of the things that help, and that are proven cancer fighters. Heaven knows I’m no doctor, and my friends will tell you I’m not at all enamored of the medical profession, friends and family that are members excluded, of course. Law school probably ingrained that unfortunate attitude in me. Yet, there is something to using diet to control maladies that plague us.
Here are some of the foods and drinks that are good for us, and that by default, maybe, I’ve incorporated into our family’s diet: avocado, nuts [if you are not allergic], kombucha, wild caught salmon and other seafood, whole grains, oatmeal, broccoli, cauliflower, leafy vegetables and salads including kale, cabbage, lean mean if we eat it, bran sprinkled on everything, probiotics, certain vitamins, strawberries, bananas, berries of all kinds. Fruits instead of dessert and refined sugar.
We try to stay away from processed foods, and watch the kind of cheese we buy. We try to stay away from fast food, and I try to count calories and stay away from cookies. A little dark chocolate is ok.
So, it’s a start. We’re al trying. I admit I feel better cutting down on caffeine, avoiding carbonated drinks, high fructose syrups, red meat, junk food. Now, if I could only pause the windmills of my mind.