Why is it baby anything is cute? Even eggplant. And we’re stoked about our 6 lbs of grass fed meat, and the coconut we’re going to crack open tomorrow!! Oh and sorry for the sloppy photos, uggh, the iphone camera is killing me. No cameras allowed in this place.
Just a few more iphone pics of the fun things the kids got a kick out of seeing and feeling!
So for 2 years I’ve been Paleo, meaning I eat animal protein, seafood, vegetables, fruit, nuts and occasionally a little dairy and nothing else. I honestly love it as I haven’t been sick in that time, I feel amazing (even quit coffee (and all caffeine) that I drank religiously since I was in high school), my recovery times from running or biking are so much faster, my joints hurt less, and my cravings have reduced dramatically (well, most of the time at least, darn that cycle!). Suffering from years of hypoglycemia in the past, and having an autoimmune disease, I decided to look into Paleo as a cure, so to speak. And now I have to say, I can’t imagine I’ll ever look back at the sugar, gluten, grains, & legumes that I’m excluding. I have had times when it wasn’t ideal (say running a marathon) but I do believe everyone can benefit from it. With that said, I don’t think that everyone is as sensitive to certain foods (I was always super sensitive to sugars and white flours, rice, etc) and well, honestly, some people have better genes than others. If you don’t have an autoimmune disease or don’t deal with any type of inflammation, it may not be as necessary. But, because grains, especially gluten, can cause inflammation, and the studies say up to 70 percent of Americans have some type of intolerance to gluten, it certainly couldn’t hurt to limit them. In fact, I bet if you just take gluten out of your diet, you’ll see a huge difference on how you feel on a daily basis, and so will your family. Wheat Belly, by Dr. Davis, is a great resource on this topic. Also, Mark Sisson also provides detailed explanation on why grains aren’t so good for us. Check out his blog post: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are-unhealthy/. Regardless, I do believe everyone should strive to get the processed junk out of their homes. As I tell my kids, if God didn’t make it, we probably shouldn’t be eating it!
This was a test photo and now I’m having a hard time taking my little guy off of here. I will soon, I promise.
Hey, I’m Landria Voigt, and I never thought I’d be the kind of person to write a blog. Still can’t believe I do! But, over the years, I’ve come to be deeply passionate about nutrition as I’ve been forced to learn about it to help me through my own autoimmune disease and health issues. I’ve also taken a huge interest in what our kids eat and how it affects them on a daily basis after studying a year on how food affects our kids and also through completing my degree at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I also work with the talented and renowned Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (Dr. Taz) at CentreSpringMD (formerly known as Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine) to provide seminars and help educate her patients in nutrition.
Anyway, I guess my reasoning for starting this is that it gives me an opportunity to talk about my passions, and possibly help some people in the process. Sharing what I’ve learned on health, food and nutrition with others (especially parents with young kids) is remarkably satisfying. Healthy eating is a journey for sure. Our diet is constantly evolving. It’s not about one diet or fad, it’s about what works for us and what makes us feel good and keeps us well. I want my kids to feel their best, maintain focus during school and stay motivated. I’m convinced that what they eat plays a huge role in that. I want to feel sharp whether I’m working, mountain biking or just playing with my kids. And, I know my husband is the same with his work. Why would we not want to feel the best we can, as much as we can? If someone said they had a magic bean that would give you energy, make you feel great and keep you a heck of a lot healthier, wouldn’t you want it for yourself and your family? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple…but, it’s not that hard either.
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