It's Autumn here in the Piney Woods!
The morning temps are delightfully in the 50's! We haven't taken to the porch yet, but we're fixin to shortly.
The Hired Hand and I have added a long walk to our day. Did you know that walking an hour a day, 7 days a week may increase your health benefit up to 24%? Housework and Gardening even fit in the category of moderate exercise!
NIH tells us that "those with the highest activity had a 20% lower risk for 7 cancer types: esophageal adenocarcinoma, liver, lung, kidney, gastric cardia, endometrial, and myeloid leukemia. They also had a 10-20% lower risk for myeloma and cancers of the head and neck, rectum, bladder, and breast."
Combine diet with exercise and you've got a win win! God made our bodies to heal. Given the right nutrients and exercise, plus a grateful heart and one given to resting in the everlasting arms of our Heavenly Father and not taking to fear and stress...it will happen. It may take time, but remember it took your body a LONG time to scream and tell you it has had enough!
As most of you know, I've been hooked on health for well over 20 years (mostly out of necessity. I've healed from nearly a lifetime of chronic Lyme disease plus 4 other co-infections and I'm still healing from lifetime of asthma and the side affects of childhood Epstein Barr Virus) ...I wish it was well over 60 years but sadly, I was raised eating the SAD (standard American diet) and I spent most of my early adult life eating SAD. My kid's friends referred to me as a "hippy"! I was a crunchy mama, before it was even cool to be considered a crunchy mama! We've been eating organic and using alternative medicines, cleaning supplies and recycling for well over 30 years! My kids never got a soda after 1993....at least a soda I bought. For the most part our daughter is raising her 2 sons the same. It's easier to pass those things onto daughters than it is sons. It's nice to start with a clean slate too.
I smile and say, you bet I'll get those ready ASAP!
We don't eat any added oils or fats...we get our fats from our veggies (where do you think vegetable oils come from? :) ) and The Hired Hand can eat nuts and seeds, but I can't because I'm mostly allergic to all of them. However, if I avoid them for a long time, on occasion I can have a handful of walnuts.
I fix my sweet potato fries by peeling and slicing and then par boiling them for 5 minutes before popping them in the air frier at 400* for 15 minutes. I just love my air fryer!!!
I started with a very small inexpensive air fryer because I wasn't sure how I'd like it or if I'd use it. I did but found it to be too small...so I upgraded to a GoWise 6 qt for around $100. But since I use it SO much and really want more options as far as temperature, my Christmas gift this year will be a Breville Air Fryer/Convection/Toaster Oven.
I didn't weigh my bag but it's around 10#. Most were pretty good size but one bucket had lots of little fingerlings in the bottom. I'm curing them in the greenhouse but the temps are still pretty cool. I need a couple weeks of warmer temps. Knowing Texas, if you don't like the weather....wait 10 minutes...it will change!
Eat your colorful veggies and fruits!!! Your body will thank you!
Eat To Live,
"You're not sick because you have cancer/heart disease, diabetes, etc. You have cancer/heart disease, diabetes, etc. because your body is sick." Eat to live!