Old Content, New Content

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 9:54am.

Someone sent an email commenting that a lot the content on the site is a few years old. And they are right. Over the years I haven't found many new ideas, or new approaches that fall outside the scope of what I've already touched on. They all seem to be another version of the advice I've read over the years.

Without even checking, I'm sure there are a number of new books out there. I've picked up a few, but again, I haven't seen anything dazzling that offered insight different from what I've read in the past. Subtle differences in opinion, but really it's variation as opposed to epiphanies.

You need to remember this website is just supposed to help you in your first step to whatever path to health you choose to take. It's a catch-all of everything I've learned/read/experienced for you to glean at a glance, decide what rings true with you, and then research that approach or diet further.

On a side note, I'm changing the settings so comments will have to be approved since there's been an influx of spam over the last year. Most of you email me directly anyway with a question or comment, so it shouldn't make much of a difference ;)


The Colonoscopy, Part Two

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 05/23/2010 - 6:31pm.

I think people will forgive the fact that I didn't rush back to finish part two of this story. I mean, it isn't exactly the most fun topic, is it? And really, the most important part was the cleanse, because really, the procedure was a breeze.

Arrived at the clinic. They did a few heart tests on me (to make sure I was ok to be put under), and then I was brought up to the recovery room.


The Colonoscopy, Part One: Prep and Cleanse

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 02/10/2010 - 8:38am.

There's a lot of information online about what happens during a colonoscopy, but what I wanted to find - before I had mine - was a personal account. I never found one, and I believe it would have helped me prepare for it better. So here I am, sharing my own experience just in case it helps other people.


Doctors and Being a Woman

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 08/13/2009 - 6:10am.

Recently I've been having a problem with cramps. Not the same cramps I usually have after consuming a food trigger, but a totally new unrelenting painful cramp that feels completely different from those I associate with digestion problems.

There is some speculation from my family doctor that it might be endometriosis or something having to do with the female plumbing.


Recumbent Bike Chat

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 03/05/2009 - 12:19pm.

Wii Fit
I've been too busy to notice people have sporadically been commenting on the original recumbent bike post. As a peace offering for forgiveness, I'm stopping everything to make this new post.

First, an update.

I used the bike faithfully for 6 months straight, 3-5 times a week. It definately helped with joints and reduced inches on my body.


Eating Seasonally: Winter Foods

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 01/06/2009 - 7:46am.

I've always heard about eating seasonally, but I never thought much about it. Lately, I've been reading more and more on the subject. For now, let's talk about the basics.

Winter time is upon us. It's a season where we tend to hibernate (and eat!) a bit more; for comfort, for warmth, and for energy. Winter foods tend to be heartier, and we replace salads and lighter fare with soups, stews and roasted veggies.


Store Wars

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 10:52am.

For something a little lighter, here's a parody of Star Wars. The message is buy organic.

Personally, I was most entertained by Chewbroccoli.


Macrobiotics: A Review

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 12/27/2008 - 11:15am.

I decided that instead of focusing on foods I shouldn't eat, it was time to look for foods to include. One of the diets (or rather, eating lifestyles) I hadn't paid much attention to was macrobiotics. This holiday, I read two books: Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter, and The Macrobiotic Path to Total Heatlh by Michio Kushi (one of the main innovators of the macrobiotic movement) and Alex Jack.


Taking a Break from it All

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 11:37am.

Hey there folks. I haven't posted in a while for a few reasons. Sometimes I just need a break from talking about food intolerances. We have to deal with it everyday of our lives, as most of you know, and I just wanted to spend my summer on an intolerance vacation.


Mystery Meat Macrophotography

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 9:40am.

Package of Salami

Missing that deli meat sandwich? Craving that submarine you used to buy? Perhaps this will help.

Take a look at Mystery Meat Macrophotography by Mike Adams. Mike does macro photography, which basically means really, really, really close up images. In this collection of pictures, he takes you closer than you've ever wanted to get to some processed salami, then some sausages, and finally hot dog wieners. As he goes along, he lists the ingredients for each and tries to point out what the array of colours and textures might be that are appearing within the meat.