How not to Die? Hmm intriguing title! Latest on Immortality? With the book beside me as I type I have already had someone say that we all die eventually and ask so what is this all about? This is Dr Greger’s excellent life changing new book and it packs a big punch right up front by informing us that there may be no such thing as dying from old age. Apparently current research shows that we actually die from diseases rather than old age! Think about it! Of course, the book is really about how not to die prematurely from diseases and how to live as healthily as possible. This is my dream book! I was very lucky to get an advanced copy. Mine is on order.
Given that both my mother and my husband have quite advanced dementia, I have had to think and research about the possible causes of Alzheimer’s disease and the other kinds of dementia, and my research has led me back to a whole-food plant-based diet as being the best way to prevent brain decline in later years. Literally food for thought. By way of background my husband had a minor stroke in 2001, followed, in 2002. by a massive stroke from which I resuscitated him. Read more
Give me my daily salad anytime! Wow! Never ever thought I would love salad! Growing up, I didn’t like my greens but then when I was a little girl, salad consisted of lettuce, tomato and cucumber with sugar sprinted over the lot! Yuk! I used to think that salad was a punishment food! Cabbage tended to boiled to death in salty water and then served smothered in butter. I feel a bit sick when I remember this now. Small wonder then that I didn’t make salad/ green veggies my first choice of foods later in life.
Wild Food Café in colourful Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, is my very favourite place to eat when I am in town. Go into Neal’s Yard and look up! Wild Food Café is above your head on the first floor.
Wild Food Café, the much loved creation of Joel and Aiste, is a raw-centric, vegan / vegetarian eatery where magic food is created every day.
Why canal boat tales? Last week I purchased a secondhand canal boat. It is moored on the River Thames and will be there over the winter. It is going to be my retreat from all my caring duties. For those of you who do not know, I currently am responsible for 3 teams of carers and also do some personal care myself. My husband had debilitating strokes some 15 years ago and although he can still walk with a Read more
Rubbing shoulders with death? Why on earth am I writing about this? Do I hear you say “wacky”? Yup, maybe, but bear with me and maybe, just maybe, I can convince you that a quick shoulder rub occasionally will make you feel more alive than ever before. Please read on and decide for yourself… Read more
Typical supper salad recipe for me. This is what I ate last night so it is hot news. Well, except that of course it was raw! LOL! Making it took me about 5 minutes if that.
“Skin Writing” is one of my more interesting symptoms. First and foremost, please take a look at Ariana Page Russell’s beautiful art work here on her website. Please also see her website about skin writing entitled Skin To Me or Skintome. for more detailed information and advice about this condition. Ariana is the expert. She has also made her skin condition into a work of art. On her website, Ariana says she uses “her own hypersensitive flesh to illustrate the ways we expose, express, adorn and articulate ourselves”. Ariana is an artist, a creativity coach, and has founded the Skintome movement. “She has taken her skin condition dermatographia and used it as a means of inspiration, connectivity, and purpose”. I love her work. Fabulous idea! Read more
Thought I would make a chia dessert, this evening. My sweet tooth got the better of me.
This one contained raw carob which is something I love. It is sweet and chocolatey without bringing on my sometimes adverse histamine reaction to chocolate – NO sudden outbreak of spots! Hooray!.
Narcolepsy? I am not really sure if I have this as it has not been diagnosed. In fact I was once told by a specialist that I didn’t have it. Not sure that he specialised in narcolepsy though! However, one of my symptoms is what I call “sudden sleep”. My brain can, sort of cut out and I can find myself asleep or something approaching it with my head on my desk. Read more
We create our bodies every day by what we put into them. I do not think I really thought about this over much until things started going very wrong with my body and this simple fact was pointed out to me by my then consultant.