Friday, August 6, 2010

Our incredible body

Some interesting facts on breast milk were recently discovered:

The complex sugars were long thought to have no biological significance, even though they constitute up to 21 percent of milk. Besides promoting growth of the bifido strain, they also serve as decoys for noxious bacteria that might attack the infant’s intestines. The sugars are very similar to those found on the surface of human cells, and are constructed in the breast by the same enzymes. Many toxic bacteria and viruses bind to human cells by docking with the surface sugars. But they will bind to the complex sugars in milk instead. “We think mothers have evolved to let this stuff flush through the infant,” Dr. Mills said.
Emphasis is mine.

Very cool! I look forward to reading about the thousands (millions?) of other benefits in breast milk.

Go here and read the rest.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A list of books I have recently read

The Vitamin D Solution by Michael F. Holick
*Very important information on the hormone that we all lack.

No Wonder My Parents Drank by Jay Mohr
*Very funny and surprisingly touching and inspiring.

I Will Carry You by Angie Smith
*A sad and touching book about the loss of a child. Wonderfully written.

How Do You Tuck in a Superhero by Rachel Balducci
*A fun read about a family with 5 boys.

Stay Home, Stay Happy by Rachel Campos-Duffy
*Wonderful book about the ups and downs of staying home with the kids.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Squats - a great exercise you can do anytime

For you mamas out there, here is a good post about the health of your pelvis. Do squats, not kegels.

For everyone, here and here are good.

For movement in general, check out a young kid. Chances are they are moving correctly.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dental Health

I finished reading Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel a few days ago. It discusses the reasoning behind tooth decay and how mainstream dentistry has it wrong. Or is at least misguided.

His basic take on tooth decay is that it is caused by lack of nutrition in the body. Basic nutrients (like phosphorus, calcium and magnesium) are limited or unavailable from the diet so the body takes them from bones (teeth) or wherever it can. He rejects that tooth decay is solely due to bacteria in the mouth. Instead the teeth reflect the health of the rest of the body.

So with this thought the way to cure (or prevent!) tooth decay is with a proper diet. What does this include? Fresh organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, whole raw dairy products and limited consumption of organic fruits and soaked/sprouted nuts, seeds, and grains. Very similar to a primal way of life.

This is a MUST read for everyone, particularly parents with young children, and especially parents with children already showing signs of tooth decay.

Additional information about Nagel and his book can be found here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Slavery and death

What a title to follow.

One of my favorite movies of all time is 300. This particular scene is one of the most breath-taking and inspiring moments of the film. King Leonidas knows that his next actions will leave him and his country two options: submission/slavery or death. He chooses death (after seeking his Queens approval which I will get into later as he did not have to do this).

So why death? Freedom. Simple as that. We Americans should know this inside and out. We are a free country after all. Sadly, not a lot of us truly know what freedom means. Freedom is more than capitalism (the cardiovascular system of our economy), more than speech, more than religion, more than assembly, more than every other aspect of the constitution. It's all of these things combined at once and it even goes beyond that. It is respect and responsibility. It is also blood, war, and death.

Now, I will never (probably) know the extent of what freedom is because I will never (probably) be as intimate with blood, war, and death as our courageous soldiers, airmen and marines are every day of their lives. I do know that this aspect of freedom will never be completely avoided.

We are a unique country in that we have had freedoms without constant internal war for a very, very, very long time.

We are not unique in that we are forgetting how we got here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Consequences of passing a bill that was not read

I want to say 'serves them right' but I would rather that they pass bills that have actually been read and thoroughly proofed. Oh, and don't pass bills that take away our freedoms...on third thought, just stop passing them. We'd be better off.

According to a Hot Air post Congress may have stripped themselves of their own health insurance with the recent passage of the "healthcare reform" bill.

The NYT (of all people) sums it up quite nicely:

“If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”

I would say NO.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The world IS a safer place

Today marks seven years since the fall of Baghdad. Thank you George W. Bush.

Interesting collection of headlines from the day can be found here.

Jubilant Iraqis greeted US troops with cheers, victory signs, and flowers. Weeping Iraqi elders kissed grinning US soldiers. A few Iraqi men, apparently caught up in the moment, rushed into the street clad only in underwear to greet passing US troops.

There is much that the MSM wants us to forget. Don't.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Abandoning your responsibilities means abandoning your freedom

Another exceptional video by Bill Whittle.

Find a Tax Day Tea Party near you and take a few friends.

Now is the time to act.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


He is risen!

Matt 28:6

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

1 Corinthians 15:12-21

12But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
20But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Neal McDonough

If I watched TV I would follow this actor.

He's a family man and a Catholic, and he's always made it clear that he won't do sex scenes. ... "It has cost him jobs, but the man is sticking to his principles," a source explained to me.

Good for him!