Ahh - whatever do I want to write today? I feel like writing -there's a need here, but.....what? I could tell you all about the mental health center blues where we are forced to use the dreaded "Profiler" software. But, why would anyone want to hear of that horror??? It might help ME to complain a bit, though. I certainly hear complaints most every day of my frigging working life and sometimes it might do me well to have someone listen to MY complaints, you know? Nah. Won't help. Better to distract and focus on healing things.
I've been working my way through three books about food that I find fascinating. The first is "Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats" by Sally Fallon who writes about getting back to the foods that our great grandmothers knew were good for us. Soups, vegetables from heirloom crops, meats, eggs, and broths from farm raised animals, pure animal fats instead of imitation low fat dairy products. It's the way I like to cook anyway - it's instinctive - so it's fine to see some theory behind this. I've learned over the years that grains really are not good for me as they pack on too much belly fat and Sally Fallon confirms this. She also discusses the modern diet's fascination with sugar as the killer it really is and suggests that we modify our intake drastically with naturally sweet foods.
The second book in my trilogy is the companion book to "Nourishing Traditions" and is called the "Fourfold Path to Healing: Working with the Laws of Nutrition, Therapeutics, Movement and Meditation, in the Art of Medicine" by Thomas Cowan, MD. He works in the realms of nutrition and ancient healing wisdom and discusses how to obtain optimum health. Some of the therapeutic movement stuff is rather foreign and I'm not a big proponent of supplements. I think I need to delve into it a bit more before I can comment intelligently.
"Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection" by Jessica Prentice follows the thirteen indigenous ancient moons of the seasons suggesting that we return to foods that are available locally, in the appropriate season, and are raised with compassion. Very much a spirtual connection is lacking in the industrialized food machine, she states, and without that connection we suffer physically and emotionally. She includes several recipes at the conclusion of each Full Moon chapter. The Moon When Salmon Return to the Earth has recipes for Salmon Poached in Lemongrass and Coconut Milk and Salmon Cured with Maple and Juniper. This is maybe my favorite book of the three. Even though I would be hard pressed to find locally produced coconut milk in the Rockies of Colorado.
So, that's a fine set of distractions for what ails ya. And tomorrow is Friday!