Well, hello. Bet you thought I was gone for good, didn't you? I'm baaaack. Life's been good. I am now a Primal Blueprint Certified Coach, still a teacher of Anatomy and Biology, and I've decided to reopen the blog to add recipes, post some insights, and just catch up. Why not?
I started a group at work of people who are interested in pursuing health. Not weight loss necessarily, though that will come for some, but health. The ability to live a long life without what seems to be the norm these days - developing some chronic life-changing disorder such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. Morphing into a life of going to doctors, taking drugs to treat symptoms but never the cause, becoming sedentary and wondering where your youth went. Hm, not the life I want. I want to keep going until my last moment and drop dead in my sleep in my own bed.
How to do that? Get off the train of the Standard American Diet. Eat like your body has evolved to do over a span of 2 million years. We ate all parts of meats from animals that also ate what they evolved to eat. We ate herbs, fresh plants, berries and fruits in season. There were no apples in spring and no strawberries in fall- you had to wait until the right seasons for those treasures.
Lift heavy things, move around (walk) a lot, don't do cardio every single day like you are running from lions who are going to eat you. Sprint occasionally but keep it short.
Turn off the blue light-emitting cell phones, TVs, laptops, and go to bed and get some sleep.
Play, relax, enjoy life, simplify. Your kids don't need to participate in every activity designed for children - tell them to go outside and play in the dirt and get some of the dirt in their gut where it belongs. Better yet, do it with them. Plant a garden and grow some stuff with them.
Buy meats that have been raised properly - outside, eating pasture or bugs or other animals. Animals raised in confined feedlots or warehouses of filth and fed grains which kill them (and us) are not healthy. It is cruel and detrimental to the environment. Animals raised on pasture properly build the soil which sequesters carbon and the environment rejoices. If you want to be a vegan, be prepared to not be entirely healthy in the long term and at least don't contribute to environmental damage by buying monoculture ingredients like corn, soy, and wheat products.
Go forth and be healthy. It's a great way to live.