Miscellaneous

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 ;)

 

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.

 

A Look at Local Health Mags

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 8:54pm.

If you've been in a health food store, you've seen them stacked by the doors: piles of free health publications. During my most recent visit to a store here in Toronto, I decided to pick up three of said magazines. Generally speaking, I have a certain distaste for these things, but I like to keep up on what people are reading. This blog is about what I found.

 

Digestive Enzymes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 9:12am.

After years of reading about them, I've finally decided that I am going to give digestive enzymes a try in addition to my restrictive diet. Though it would be nice to believe enzymes could replace my diet, as some companies claim, I think it's a dangerous promise to rely on. So, as always, I enter into experimentation with skepticism and armed with knowledge.

 

Oregano: It's Not Just for Pizza Anymore

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 11:40am.

Antifungals are a hot topic for people who are trying to lower the amount of Candida Albicans in their system. As I've stated in the 'Some Pills are Hard to Swallow' section of this website, people rely too much on antifungals and take ridiculous - if not dangerous - amounts of them (in my humble opinion) without any benefit. I like to promote natural intake of antifungals (i.e. FOOD) vs commercial cleansing concoctions and prescription antifungals.

 

Grass Fed Beef

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 2:47pm.

"You are what you eat". This statement is especially true for people with intolerances. But, as it's been revealed to me, that isn't the best way to phrase it. It should be:

"You are what what-you-eat eats".

 

Air Filters

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 07/17/2005 - 10:17pm.

Humid weather and hot temperatures force many of us to have our windows closed during the summer, leaving us with stale air. Add to that crazy seasonal allergies and smog alerts, and it can be devastating on the ol' respitory system.

I'm trying out an air filter. Some people swear by them. So far I've found that the most my air filter has done is provide me with 'white noise'; another hum in the house to aid me off to dreamland.

 

Why I Haven't Included Information About Rashes

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 05/10/2005 - 8:10am.

I'm always looking for new resources that talk about different symptoms and how to treat them. I realized today that I haven't put anything on here about rashes. There's a reason for that.

I don't get rashes. I'll get a welt-like rash on my face if I have really screwed up, but it is very rare. I've also found nothing makes it go away but time (2 days). I sometimes get eczema on my arms, but that's only if I come into contact with a skin irritant.