It Starts with Repetition

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 in Books, Paleo, Uncategorized

Repetition keeps coming up for me in  many areas of my life.  How do we ever get good at something if we don’t take the time to invest in repetition? Right?

Did we get too much of repetition in school?  Are we too lazy?  Are they things we say are important to really just words? Do we not set goals?  Are we afraid of change? Maybe we are just putting our big toe in the water and have a fear of jumping in?

Repetition keeps what is important to me in front of  me and when I’m  ready there always seems to be an a-ha moment and the next door is there for me to open and walk through.

Repetition keeps me striving to be better and to reach the next goal.

This applies to my health and many areas of my life, but let’s focus on health.

For 6 years, I have focused on learning about health and nutrition in bits and pieces and it’s been a process.  A slow process, but a very important process to me. It keeps me focused and on the journey.

I want to live a long healthy, energized active life, so it’s repetition, staying in front of it to keep me striving to be better and to make tweaks along the way!

There have been countless nutrition talks and books {just a sample of books} on the journey  to keep me focused and moving forward:

My journey began with a health “crisis” in the family,  the journey grew with pregnancy and grew even more when my child was born.

The real light bulb didn’t go off until I had my own health crisis {not a major one} but enough to kick it up a few notches.

These are a few of the questions I asked myself when I stepped it up a few notches and really began to look closely at what I wanted my health picture to look like.

 Do I have direction?  Where am I going? What do I want to achieve? Is it about prevention? {yes} Is it about maintaining a healthy weight? {yes and not through dieting}  Am I getting close to the next goal and if so, where am I going next?

It starts today and everyday.  Health and prevention  just  don’t happen.  It has to be a conscience effort, care for self and a journey.

{I’m careful not to say “You have to work at it”}

 What does your health picture look like?  Are your choices taking you in the right direction?

It’s a choice.

What will you choose today? What small step will you take? Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself {because no one else will}!


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Books, Books, and More Books!

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 in Blog, Books

I’m dreaming of white sand enjoying the sun and a stack of books!   We’ll the beach is not in my near future {vacation is 5 months away}, but I sure do have a stack of books by my side.

The big brown truck brought me my new stack in a brown box with a smile on it!  Hello Amazon!  What a great way to use up those American Express points!  FREE BOOKS!  A match made in heaven.

The first I decided dive into “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal” By Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS

 Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal

I discovered this book at my Chiropractor’s office. After whizzing through it, I’m not sure how I don’t have thyroid issues based on my list of allergies and the abuse I did to my body by eating the typical Standard American Diet (SAD), but whew, thank goodness.

This book is fascinating and a MUST read for anyone suffering from thyroid issues.  I discovered thyroid issues are based on a cascade effect and several different factors occurring in the body. I’m all about going to the source of the problem and it’s definitely addressed in this book.

This gave me a better understanding of the symptoms of thyroid issues and also thyroid can be linked to autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s where the body is attacking the thyroid due to mistaken identity.

The link to gluten was fascinating to me! {This is where I’m surprised I don’t have a thyroid issue}

“Because the molecular structure of gluten so closely resembles that of the thyroid gland, the problem may be one of mistaken identity. Every time undigested gluten mistakenly slips into the bloodstream, the immune system responds by destroying it for removal.  That’s because gluten doesn’t belong in the bloodstream but gets there through overly permeable intestinal walls, or a leaky gut”  

“Numerous studies from several countries show a strong link between gluten intolerance and Hoshimoto’s disease”

Hypothyroidism, is also addressed, so if you or someone you care about is suffering from thyroid issues, pick up this book for some great info.

I found this book as a source for prevention and how to support my husband with thyroid issues. Knowledge is power!

The health journey continues!



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