I come across a lot of information online while dealing with my podcast and the business. While I usually don’t agree with all of it, most of the articles have some good information in them. I’m going to start including a summary of what I’ve been reading with my thoughts added.
Protein: Sure, You Get Enough. But Are You Using It Properly?: If you spread your protein throughout the day, it may help you feel fuller and eat fewer calories.
Bringing Up Baby Organically: Despite not being able to prove it scientifically, avoiding even potentially damaging compounds can never be bad.
Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life, Study Says: Prevention through healthy living is always smart.
7 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss: These tips for older people are good tips to live by at any age.
Resentful? Overworked? Face These Painful Facts about Shared Work. Because our family works, schools, and lives together, there is a lot of work that needs to be shared. Fact #7 is my favorite!
Slow & steady: On learning at your own pace: With 8 unique kids, I’ve discovered they learn at different rates.
You’ll Never Guess How Biologists Lure Jaguars To Camera Traps – My children love animals and I thought this was a fun fact about jaguars. Maybe we’ll have to experiment and see what works best for goats!
Beeing There: The Search for Pesticides’ Effect on Declining Bee Colonies Moves to the Fields: Cool information. We have kept honeybees in the past, and I’m always fascinated about learning more about hive life and what impacts it.
Ever Been Stuck Talking to Someone Who Keeps Telling You How Wrong You Are?: An oppositional conversational style disagrees or corrects whatever is said and does not lead to healthy relationships. Are you doing this to your family?
Africans Starve, But Their Gov’t Turns Down GM Food Aid From US: “Simply because my people are hungry, that is no justification to give them food dangerous to their health.” This is a must read if you are ambivalent about GMOs in our food supply.
How to Improve Your Chances of Surviving a Lightning Strike: This is a great short homeschool lesson to share with your kids. Parents, you may want to watch it first because there is one minor image that some children may find disturbing.
Beat Back Cold and Flus with… Garlic! I cook everything with garlic (preferably fresh) year round. It definitely boosts your immune system and tastes great!
A Playground Plea: I agree! There is an element of risk to living. But we still need to allow kids to be kids!
Exclusive: Has GMO Alfalfa Already Contaminated Non-Alfalfa Fields?: My goats eat alfalfa. I find this infuriating! It’s part of why we’re planting our own hay field, but you can’t even completely control that.
No Good Farms―No Good Food: Tell the FDA to Back Off: How to help small farmers.
Is 25 the New 18?: We need to allow our children to grow up, make mistakes, & learn to deal with the world. I believe we are not helping our children, our families, or our country by being helicopter parents.
Whole grain chaos: FDA approves qualified health claim, sort of: This is crazy what the FDA approved. Consumers need to find food (& soap) sources we trust!
Gee Whiz: Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertilizer: Love it! Justifies potty training my boys outside. LOL
How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out: Research shows that elderly individuals with the lowest cholesterol levels have the highest risk for Alzheimer’s. Cholesterol is necessary. The problem is when it comes from a terrible diet, not the cholesterol itself.
Is Your Food Expired? Don’t Be So Quick to Toss It: I often eat (and make my children eat) pantry items that are past their expired dates.
Habit – the Real Key to Long-Term Weight Loss Success: “Humans are creatures of habit with the power to change habits.”
Rabies Vaccine Dropped from the Sky: “In 2009 there were 4 human cases of rabies in the US. Yet the US spends more than $300 million for rabies prevention” Crazy.
Center for Consumer Freedom, Mexican style: What do you think – Should obesity be fought with taxes?
“Ma-pee-ha-mo-affa-iss?”: A good reminder that God always provides what we need.
Sleep and Genetic Obesity Risk: ”In people who sleep more than 9 hours, the environment & not genes was the primary determinant of body fatness.”
Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Cure or hype? My grandfather had Alzheimers. It is a terrible disease not just for the victim, but for the family. It would be amazing if they could find a cure.
Painkiller in brain buffers social snubs: “Perhaps knowing our response to a social snub isn’t all in our head can help.” This is an interesting read, especially if you or your child suffer from anxiety or depression.
Long Island Middle School Bans Footballs, Other Recreational Items: I think this is ridiculous. What do you think?
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