I’m constantly reading and looking for more information on living a long and healthy life. In fact that’s why I haven’t written anything for so long! I’m getting a bit overwhelmed with info – so I’m going back to my basics and keeping it simple….
Life is stressful. I’m almost scared to turn the news on, there’s so much going on in the world, violence, conflict, hurricanes… All of these things are appalling and all of them out of our control. There is very little we can do apart from donate to disaster funds. I believe we can help ourselves and others by living with an attitude of gratitude, and acting in a positive way with the people in our own circle and those we meet.
We can of course take charge of our own health. However rich or poor we are we can choose what to eat and how much to eat. One positive step leads to another…..
When I say we can choose what to eat, that is a slightly optimistic statement. But we can do our best. Keeping it simple – means for me, only eating what I can at least identify. If it’s smothered in a sauce or dressing I don’t want it.
You choose what steps you want to take to feel well. No refined sugar or sweetener is a great place to start – you will start seeing improvements in your wellbeing very quickly.
I’m going to finish by quoting some sad research by Dr Paul Clayton. Apparently only 1:10,000 people die of old age. 5/6 60 yr olds already have undiagnosed degenerative disease. This includes coronary artery disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, cancer….
Let’s work on shortening the odds! More soon….
This recipe follows my healthy not hungry rule – it’s an adaptation of Ella Woodwards Energy Balls.
125g mixed nuts
Handful of pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
100g soft pitted dates, medjool if poss 3 generous tsp of Nut butter
4 tsp cinnamon
Blend in food processor, form into dessertspoon size balls and store in the fridge. I keep a few in my handbag in case of emergency.