Crowding Out Bad Health with Good

I don't really want a spinach, blueberry, kefir smoothie for breakfast. What I want is biscuits and gravy. But, if I can think about how I will feel at two this afternoon, I choose the smoothie. If I eat the biscuits and gravy, at two o'clock I will feel like I have no other earthy choice but to drop my head to my desk and sleep. Two o'clock is right before my kids get home and I want to spend time with them. If I eat the biscuits I will literally drag myself through the second half of my day. If I eat the smoothie I don't need a nap. If I eat the smoothie, I am much more likely to enjoy the hours with my kids after school. We are more likely to go outside, ride bikes, or go for a walk. If I eat the biscuit, we will probably sit around and play on our computers. I have to think about it like that.

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine...

Let Food Be Thy Medicine...

Part of our learning curve in Modern Homesteading is relearning how to take care of our family's health. Some of this has to do with various herbal remedies. Some of it has to do with lifestyle. Taking time to pray or meditate, getting enough exercise, decreasing stress, stepping off some of our "ought to" treadmills are all a factor. But central to the whole thing is food.

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