The recent news about the NuvaRing lawsuit is one of hundreds of lawsuits filed against big drug companies. Consumers and doctors call into question the safety of certain prescription drugs and the marketing practices of companies like Merc & Co..
Despite the risks, drug companies release drugs with inadequate testing. To ensure sales, the long list of side effects sits at the bottom of the insert. Rare and potentially fatal side effects are listed in fine print along with the milder ones. Doctors shrug them off as if they are as unlikely as getting struck by lightning, and consumers go along with their doctor’s complacency. But people are hurt every day from supposedly safe medications.
Travel with your children now. Don’t wait until they’re old enough to remember!
As many of you know, I was in Colombia last month introducing the baby to her grandparents, great grandparents, and cousins. We had a few challenges travelling with a baby, and it was a very different vacation from those I’ve taken in the past but, overall, the trip was fantastic.
I have been to Colombia before. We went when Evelyn was 4. We did a lot of exploring on that trip. We went to Bogota, Cali, Cartegena, and Santa Marta. She doesn’t remember any of it but I am sure world-travel at such a young age was good for her.
Mi español es mucho mejor de lo que era hace tres años y mi acento es mejor también. My Spanish is better than it was last time I was there and I enjoyed my newfound ability to engage with people beyond the necessary phrases, “Donde esta el bano?” and “Cuanto cuesta para esto?”
What was most interesting about this trip were the new experiences of traveling with a baby and traveling with, not one, but two kids.
Paleo does not imply low carb. The fact that a lot of Paleo folk eat low carb, doesn’t mean that Paleo is low carb by definition.
I used to do low carb Paleo, but I don’t anymore. Honestly, the only reason I ever did was because I didn’t know how else to feel good. I knew low carb worked for me and I didn’t know what else would. So low carb it was.
Over the last year and a half, since getting clear on what fructose malabsorption is exactly, I have experimented with all kinds of carbohydrate sources. At first I was at a loss. Due to FM, sweet potatoes were out, fruit was out, of course whole grains have been out for almost a decade. So what carbs were left then? I discovered that pure glucose is fructose malabsorption safe, but even still, it isn’t ideal. Pure glucose gets absorbed quickly and spikes the blood sugar, which can lead to a host of problems.
So I started experimenting with starches and was delighted to find that starch not only works for me – me, who has had multiple food restrictions all of my life – but I thrive on it. I have found that I am a meat and potatoes kind of gal. (Apart from the roll and dessert, oh and the peas and corn, I’m almost a country girl now!) Continue Reading →
I know you love reading as much as I do so I know you’ll enjoy this great sale. The diversity of choices in this ebook bundle is pretty sweet so you’ve got to check it out. Here are a few of my favorite pics: Continue Reading →