Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Technology is a toughie.

My gmail account got hacked somehow today and now I'm suspicious of just about everything.  How did this happen? I'm not sure, but I'm embarrassed that it emailed people I haven't talked to in years, or people I hardly know, not to mention the good friends & family that were emailed or texted to click on a certain link.  What a bummer.  Needless to say, passwords have been CHANGED and I've added a 2-step verification to my Google account.  So...hackers can take a hike!

Remember how I was talking about Mia's being crazy lately?  Yesterday she was about to explode.  She did not take an afternoon nap--and that honestly rarely happens--and she had a 4:30 Kindermusik class to attend so I was hoping she'd be good and not have any outbursts.  We survived through class, but once at home, she was acting quite out of sorts.  Dinner was rough so she went straight to her bath, and then straight to bed.  At 7:26pm (mind you, this is the day after daylight savings too!) she was asleep in bed, and slept until 9:15 this morning!  She did wake up a few times last night but went back to sleep quickly.  I only wish I had gotten that much sleep!
She was quite a different child today.  Funny how diet, sleep, and good playtime outside can make such a difference.

And back to food...my friends have been sharing this recipe for flourless chocolate chip cookies.  We made them last night and they were quite tasty, so you should check it out:
Food Lovers' Primal Palate: Chocolate Chip Cookies

And for those who are interested in relatively new food habits of mine, here's how I'm trying to eat 85% of the time:

a no/low-grain, no processed food, unpasteurized dairy, eggs, clean meats diet with fresh fruits & vegetables, and fermented foods (like yogurt, kefir, etc.) for probiotic boosting benefits.  I've even been downing cups of homemade chicken stock just about everyday, and it's really been soothing to my stomach.  Funny how real food can be real(ly) nourishing.

I'm trying to avoid: unnatural sweeteners, grains, high-starchy foods, and even good foods that are hard for my body to break down.
helping in the kitchen
I'm no longer specifically following the modified elimination diet that I was doing last fall or even a specific detox/cleanse, but have transitioned into something I feel is a bit better for me at this time.

You can read more about such diets at websites like:
everydaypaleo.com (Paleo)
MarksDailyApple.com (Primal)
westonaprice.org (WAPF/Nourishing Traditions)

The end.  Go enjoy a cookie and the longer sunny days!


Tonya Robison said...

I'm interested in the diet your doing. How do you get unpasteurized dairy. Also, isn't it not good to have unpasteurized dairy? Or is that just for pregnant women?

Megan said...

There was concern about non-pastuerized dairy at a time when sanitation was an issue, but if you get your dairy from a clean source, i.e., a farmer who lets his cows graze on grass outside in the open air on good soil, and has clean facilities, unpasteurized, non-homogenized dairy from guernsey/holstein cows is actually very good for you, pregnant or not! I get mine through a local coop from a dairy farmer in North FL. You can check out realmilk.com to see if there is a local provider in your area!

Megan said...

Also, this post about unprocessed milk explains it much better than I ever could:

Megan said...

One clarification! I got my cows mixed up. Guernsey & Jersey are the preferred cows for milking, not Holstein. Sorry for the confusion!