Just crunched the numbers for the Scampi. I'm a bit disappointed.
I expected a higher fat content than that given the whole cup of cream and 6 tbsp of butter... oh well. It was yummy. Maybe next time I'll chase it with a tbsp of coconut oil (I kid!! I don't wanna be poopin' all night!!).
I love that! and so true! I work for a doctor and look at medical charts non-stop --- thats pretty much what I see all the time. Once in a great while someone's chart will have only insulin (its a diabetic clinic) --- but then I'll look at the age, and they are always under 20 years old.
People just don't understand that doctors are trained by the pharmaceutical companies and all they know is what drug to prescribe. Its very sad.
I want to tell my boss - "if you'd just get every single patient eating primal/paleo - you'd cure all your patience and be a zillionnaire!" But, he won't listen.
My mother is an example of that. She won't question her doctor about her thyroid meds, which means she underdosed and taking BC pills, antidepressants, cholesterol pills and is constantly in pain because her thyroid is out of control and she has the same reaction to grains I do.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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My doctor is Paleo and I love it. She still pushes drugs b/c that's what most people want, but she's really all about the whole Paleo lifestyle and knows the benefits of it. Of course, she's new to it like most of us, so she's not fully pushing it on her patients yet b/c most don't want to hear it.
it really is like the picture says - eating right is just too much trouble for most people. And THAT is sad. Doctors please their patients by pushing drugs b/c that's what the patients want, but I also agree that if the doctors would put the information out there to the patients about how diet change drastically change their life, that would definitely be a step in the right direction.
I just learned of a guy last night who had cancer 2 years ago that was wrapped around his aorta, so they couldn't operate. They subjected him to chemo in an attempt to kill the cancer, but didn't give any promises b/c of the aggresiveness of the cancer. I guess he was so sick FIL was expecting a call any day to say he was dead. But his wife put him on this HUGE pile of vitamins that he took every day with a gallon of orange juice. FIL says there were at least 30 different vitamins in the pile each day. The man survived and looks like he was NEVER sick.
In Foods class in high school, we listened to a speech and the speaker said that almost ALL "natural causes" deaths are caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I don't know if that's true anymore since I took Foods class clear back about 16 years ago or so, but I don't see how it could have changed that much yet.
Diet is powerful and I fully believe it. PBPM has made it so overwhelmingly evident to me, but it's also so overwhelmingly overwhelming to FIX it all that I'm at a loss. I feel for my kids. I really do. I'm reading all this stuff and I feel so horrible for my kids. Sure, before I didn't have the right information, but even now I don't push the issue like I should b/c it's SOOO hard to convince everyone else that it's the right thing. It's me against the world in regards to my kids' health and it makes me feel so small and weak. I could convince family to at least respect my request, but the school, other parents who provide kids' snacks for school, daycare, etc, etc, etc, makes it so impossible to get anywhere.
But I think for Brady's birthday (in January) I will be providing grain free cupcakes for the school and for his birthday party. Just for shits.
You go girl! Be the rebel!
This paper is not going to be fun. I have to write a paper on how leaders manage the meaning within thier organizatoin. I have to choose an instance where leaderss attempted to influence our behavior and mindset. How did they attempt to create alignment and influence our mindset? Was it successful? What was done well and what could be done better?
The instance I chose is actually a present standing policy at my last job. The policy was that ALL personnel, whether military or civilian, will work toward and earn a higher degree, or risk losing their employment. If the military personnel did not have a college degree, they were required to earn one. Civilians usually had a bachelor's degree to get hired (at least in this office it was nearly impossible to get hired without one) and were required to work toward a Master's or risk losing their job. I don't know if the boss could REALLY fire us for not working toward a higher education, but his stance was that anyone who worked for him would strive for more education or they could find a different place to work. I took this as an opportunity to earn my Master's b/c I wanted to anyway. I was going to hold off a few years and get it later, but this was a prime opportunity to me. To some, it's a pain and not something they want to do, but they do it anyway b/c it's required (even if not enforceable).
I plan to talk about how the boss used Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (without realizing it) to push us to work toward further education (it helped, too, that he was paying for it with department funds).
I have my additional "peer reviewed journal" sources printed and ready to go... now I must read. Blech. Wish me luck...
That was a really good little blurb in that picture. And oh so sadly true.
However, when we do it right, some people are going to notice and be influenced. Not everybody, but some. And that is very nice indeed. It's a good feeling when somebody comes up to me and says, "I told myself if you could do it, I could too. And I did." Stay the course, and you will be hearing that too. It is really a good experience.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford
I have heard that, actually. I've had two friends adopt a more paleo-esque lifestyle at home with their cooking simply because of stuff I've posted on Facebook. One has gone from cooking from a box to cooking from scratch. They haven't adopted the no-grains policy, but they have done most of the rest because it fits with their lifestyle. I'm confident that as a mother and as she reads up on the theories and studies, she'll make that leap to grain free as well.
Another, last I spoke with her, which was a few weeks ago, she was making a gradual but definite switch to Primal simply b/c of my weight loss and what I've posted on Facebook.
Word is getting around and I know my "pushing" is making a difference in some lives, but not as many as I'd like to see. It's a slow process, but I'm impatient.
Good to see you're able to influence others to change their ways Thats gotta feel so good! I still haven't - but I'm not really trying to hard either. I'm waiting for them to notice the changes in me and ask what I'm doing. I have posted a couple little tidbits on fb but nothing too "in your face" ish! You go girl!