Monday, October 08, 2012

Time to get serious about my diet. Growing food is changing me in more ways than I ever dreamed.

I have high cholesterol, mildly elevated blood pressure and a heart defect. My cardiologist wants both my BP and cholesterol reduced. I gather I will eventually need a valve replacement. Or will I? Doctors are not always right.
My concern about GMO's, our pesticide and herbicide laced food, our treatment of animals and peak oil, have launched me on a frenzy of reading everything I can about all of the above.
I will occasionally share my information with you. I have been interested in natural food for most of my life. I have not been consistently good at practicing what I know. I want to remedy that. I have spent years researching, so if you can use anything I have learned and share...well, that would be wonderful.
What I plan to share with you are the specifics. Not all the how's and why's, rather the substitutes I find for products that we use all the time. I am a foodie. I love food. I love dairy, cream, butter, cheese. You get the picture. I have my grandmother to thank for my 'food love'. God that woman could cook. Suffice it to say, my substitutes need to taste good.
I have begun the project today. I have been shopping, finding the alternate healthy products. I will put them to the test and report back.

1 comment:

Diana of Elephants Eye said...

coconut oil? I hardly eat butter. No cream, but I do use low-fat plain yoghurt and milk, labelled free of added rsbst(?) hormones. And cheese, I did try, but I can't live without cheese.