Thursday, 29 January 2009
You really are what you eat.
We eat proper home cooked food pretty much all the time. The night before last I really really craved Chinese takeaway. We caved and ordered up. The dishes are fairly healthy veggie stir fries and rice anyway, so no problem once in a while. How come I have felt awful, listless and sapped of energy for the last two days? Can it really be that simple of is it a coincidence? How made chicken and vegetable stir fry with organic burghal for dinner tonight so hopefully full of beans again by tomorrow.
In a similar vain my husband has seen how much better i feel without the constant medication for my migraines and headaches and was bemoaning the fact that he still has to take very harsh painkillers because of muscles aches ( which he gets from another medication he has to take for his heart.0 A real catch 22. I read up on the pain killers and found that to a certain extent they cause the pains that they are supposed to help with. We think it might be true. He hasn't taken one in seven days. The first five days were awful but now he improving n leaps and bounds. Other problems are also disappearing (sensitive teeth are no longer sensitive, couldn't have guessed that one).
We are introducing more organic food into our diet each week (less of a financial shock) and ditching more of the rubbish. I feel better at 46 than I did at 36! We are avoiding medication (except his heart medication - I don't think fresh green veg is necessarily a good substitute for beta blockers!) My cholesterol is 'normal' without me making any effort to make it so. His cholesterol is 2.9, 1.1 below the target (this is a good thing!)
I have a feeling it might be some time before I fancy another Chinese (or any other) takeaway!
PS have bought an ebook of Chinese takeaway recipes but I cant open it. Would any one else like an emailed copy to try? Giving away copies is apparently included in the price I paid.
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