Why We Need Acupuncture and Preventative Medicine

The past couple days, for some reason my left knee was starting to bother me. It was feeling rather sore and was just irritating me to no end. After complaining about it to the mother dear yesterday, she sat me down, brought out her infra-red laser, and performed laser acupuncture on…

Adventures in Cooking and Yoga

Yesterday my friend unfortunately canceled on me (we're going for lunch tomorrow instead), so I made myself some healthy French toast for dinner. It was the first time I'd ever made French toast by myself and I was quite pleased with the result (in the past, my attempts have been…

Cookies!

I would like to take this moment to say I'm done exams! Second year of university is over for me! Hurrah! and dance ecstatically. (Okay, I'm finished now. Carry on reading). The other day I made peanut butter oatmeal cookies from iVillage for the second time and was once again astonished…

France Fines for Pro-Anorexia (and a Carb Discussion)

France announces fines for pro-anorexia First, I recommend you check out an article in the Winnipeg Free Press (unfortunately the article is no longer available online), which is likely only one of the many articles about the topic on France fining for pro-anorexia currently circulating major newspapers. What do you…

First Barbecue of the Season!

Dinner today was homemade turkey burgers on homemade wholewheat buns. We demolished them pretty effectively! It's amazing how similar ground turkey is to ground beef. Do you also find that a lot of food that is healthier or made with less fat tends to taste virtually identical to the regular stuff?…

Warm Weather Emerges

I finally mastered the hula hoop last night! The knack is to do it slowly---who'd have thought? It was also the first time that we learned walking steps in my bellydancing class. It was much more of a workout than the other classes we've done! We had to walk on…

Pretty Magazines and The Benefits of Walking

Yesterday I had the day off work, so I slept in until just before 9am and decided that I was due for a good run. In the warmth of the sunshiny day, my intentions to go for six miles were exceeded... first with seven, then eight, then nine, and then,…

Rest Peacefully, Pounce

Yesterday one of our cats was diagnosed with heart disease. He was in pretty rough shape and it all happened rather suddenly, but it was time to put him to sleep. Pounce was well-known for walking on people's heads in the middle of the night, haunting the dinner table while we…

Food in Politics

The part about my high school Global Politics class that has stuck with me the most were discussions we had on population and hunger. We talked about the issues of poverty and development and then focused for a brief period on the distribution of food. According to the United Nations---this is…