Friday, July 8, 2011

Link Love

Its Friday again, time for another edition of Link Love. On Fridays I like to share with you a few of the blog posts, articles, or links I came across throughout the week. Mostly, these links are resources for living a healthier, happier, more inspired life. Hope you enjoy! 

A hike on the North Country trail with my dog
1) This article, titled Can Eating Wheat Cause Psychiatric Problems is one of the best articles on health that I've read in a long time. For a long time I've been a proponent of limiting, or eliminating, wheat and other grains... and not just for people with celiac disease or food allergies. Wheat causes a huge cascade of problems in the body. Plus, grains are our primary source for the fatty acid omega-6. While omega-6 is an essential fatty acid, the average American diet is heavy on grains. To be healthy, we need a ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 close to 1:1... the AVERAGE American has a ratio of 1:25 (to put that in perspective, the average person with schizophrenia has an average of 1:75). This ratio is crucial and more and more researchers are finding that it is one of the most important predictors of health.... and is a huge reason why I recommend taking a good quality fish oil (omega-3).

2. If you know me, you know that I'm a huge proponent of digestive enzymes. I love them. As I talk to more and more people about my love for digestive enzymes (and probiotics, and well... all things that support gut health), I realize that I need to share my story on this blog. Its coming, I promise. Needless to say, digestive enzymes are pretty crucial. If you want to know more, this article is a great source of information on the benefits of enzymes.

3. As the aunt of two beautiful nieces, and the pseudo-aunt to many other little girls born to friends that I think of as sisters, I was super happy to stumble across this article on How to Talk to Little Girls. It's a quick read and a reminder to be more mindful in your conversations with little girls. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice sets them up for grief down the road as our "cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal."

3. I love this quote from GMO expert Jeffrey Smith's in the June 2011 issue of Pathways To Family Wellness Magazine: "I tell parents to remember we all do the best we can, and if we don’t know, we don’t know. But worrying and fear are toxic. We don’t want to deal with two toxins, GMOs and worry. Once we know, we can get armed with a shopping guide and do much better. We do the best we can and move forward."
4. I love this post on the power of positive thinking. Check out this quote... it'll make you want to read more! Such a great post!  
''Most people enter into relationships with an eye toward what they can get out of them, rather than what they can put into them.  The purpose of a relationship is to decide what part of yourself you'd like to see "show up," not what part of another you can capture and hold.  The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.   ''     -Neale Donald Walsch

Smile today. Make today a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Love that 'poster'. Also the Walsch quote and I will try to teach my little boy how to speak to little girls too. AND you are a fantastic pseudo-aunt to my McCarty.