This edition marks the start of our 22nd
year publishing in Central FL. Thank you all for your loyal support—we could
never have done it without you, especially through the most challenging 2020
year of lockdown. We have kept the presses running….July will be my 253rd
monthly baby…all a labor of Love!
Looking for Stress Reduction?
You have come to the right place! Sit back, relax and read on. You will find
many healthy tips—no matter your age.
Lately, I’ve learned to appreciate some hi-tech modes
of operandi. I now set my cell phone alarm clock at 3-hr intervals to remind me
to “Take 5” to just chill and rest my eyes. During busy computer workdays, I
certainly need to take deep breaths and check-in with the present moment.
favorite hi-tech activity is to record future shows, so I can skip all the
pharma commercials. While trying to record the US Olympic Trials, I just
happened to catch a clip on NBC’s Fri, 6/25 Inside Edition show. A stampede of
40 cows broke free from the Manning Beef slaughterhouse and fled through busy streets
and backyards of a residential area SE of Los Angeles, CA. My husband (who still has an occasional
burger…yuck) and I loudly exclaimed: “Run Cows! Run!” The clip shows sheriffs,
cattle ranchers, homeowners, cows all running for their lives. “Whose lives?”
you might ask. Well, if this clip does not steer (pun intended) you to eat more
plant-based meals, I don’t know what will. Check out the video! (https://youtu.be/KcQyU_WsAHk
) I hope you root for the cows! And, root for
Our feature Food As Medicine (pp 20-23) and the
interview with Peter Singer on Ethical Eating (p 27) offer much insight
and food for thought for your personal lifestyle.
I am reminded of a favorite movie Leap Year
starring Amy Adams. Her role as a NYC resident visiting Ireland to find true
love is funny until she has to help her new Irish boyfriend prepare a chicken
stew. Together they walk into the B&B backyard, and he snaps a hen’s neck
for the meal. Amy gasps at the murderous sight. The Irish lad just looks at her,
and in disbelief he asks, “Where do you think hens come from?” City girl Amy pauses and timidly replies “The
Seriously. So many
modern American adults still do not contemplate the source of their food. Even
some children do not even know that fruits and veggies are grown in a backyard.
Years ago a doctor friend shared that her child patient stopped liking carrots
when he learned they came from the dirty ground.
Here is my favorite tote bag. I always get compliments
on this one.
What is wrong with dirt? Dirt / Soil is a precious
commodity when kept clean of chemicals and pesticides. I hope you agree and
protect your yards, too!
Enjoy this edition—and savor all the Food For
Thought here. Your body/mind/spirit will thank you…Guaranteed!