• Food,  Health,  Ramblings

    It Won’t Do You No Good

    I have a horrible reaction to sodium. I have, since I was about twenty, ballooned when consuming too much for the day or just too much at one time. I don’t know if this is some medical issue or just my body’s quirky way of telling me I don’t need the salt, but since I can control this reaction by simply avoiding unnecessary sodium, I don’t mind not paying $650 to have someone tell me it’s a medical condition which can be controlled by not consuming salt. So, annoyed at not being able to wear my wedding rings, having sock indents around my calves, and feeling at times as though…

  • Food,  Ramblings

    This Is Life

    Levee has started her spring shedding. It doesn’t matter that I vacuum every day; I cannot keep up with her hair clods. They explode off her like a wet mogwai popping off hairball babies. We tried açaí, both in bowl form as well as juice. I’m convinced it’s a mass joke. Before this I’d have had difficulty naming a food I didn’t like. Sure, there are foods I don’t prefer, but very few I truly dislike. Açaí has, without any doubt whatsoever, become the food I dislike. I’d describe its flavor as fermented berries or “eww.” I wasn’t sure if maybe our açaí bowl packets had somehow gone off, but then…

  • Food,  Health,  Ramblings,  Recipes

    I’ve Got My Eye on the Prize

    I mentioned in a recent post that I wanted to become more informed about nutrition. I didn’t want to simply follow whatever random information people were pushing. I wanted to know what we needed, why, and how to best obtain those things. I mentioned looking into classes and books, and I finally settled on Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies by Frances Sizer, Ellie Whitney. There is a newer version available (January 1, 2019) but it’s twice the price, though it doubtfully offers twice the information or any groundbreaking difference in nutritional facts. The second book I’ll be reading is Nutrition: An Applied Approach by Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore. I can only…

  • Health,  Ramblings

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    The closest thing I made resembling a resolution this year was deciding to become more informed about nutrition. I didn’t make promises to myself to run a marathon, drink more water, consume less sodium, or eat more greens. Those are my life norms, sans marathon, not promises for later or something I can fail at doing, because it has become simply what is done. Like a dolphin telling you, “Hey, man, this year I’m gonna swim every day,” to which you should be saying, “Well, yeah. I mean, that’s what you’ve been doing all along, right? Also, you’re a dolphin, so you shouldn’t really be talking to me. Spoilers.” Sometime…