Low Iron Diet: Food Advice for Iron Deficiency Anemia, by Amanda Bassett

My Copy: 9781520944470 (image from goodreads.com) I was recently diagnosed as anemic as well as pre-diabetic (which is it's own minefield I'm tackling soon), and felt completely overwhelmed with what I needed to do to start doing better for myself and get back on track. I'd had no energy in months and was just generally … Continue reading Low Iron Diet: Food Advice for Iron Deficiency Anemia, by Amanda Bassett

Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time…

Well, that was an enlightening sucker-punch by the doctor when I went to visit yesterday. I'd done blood-work a month and a half ago (and had a hard time getting a follow-up appointment because of all the stressful crap going on), and went in yesterday. I was told a couple of things: First, I'm pre-diabetic. … Continue reading Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time…

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery (25th anniversary edition), by Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn

My Copy: 9780936077512 (image from bn.com) It's not hard to imagine that the numbers of those suffering from an eating disorder have only increased, even as information about the dangers of eating disorders has only become more widespread. Our current obesity levels are higher than ever before while obsession with body image is about the … Continue reading Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery (25th anniversary edition), by Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn

Overcoming depression & a lack of artistic inspiration with a fish tank (or two)…

image from crookedbrains.net I've been missing in action because being the parental figure/food god of pawed or feathered beings wasn't enough. I had to add fins to the mix this week. A. Lot. Of. Fins (and antennae). At first I was going for flippers. I love turtles, always have. And I went to the pet … Continue reading Overcoming depression & a lack of artistic inspiration with a fish tank (or two)…

Haven’t had my head screwed on straight in over a week, & boy has it showed…

I should still be in bed dozing a while longer on my day off, waking up slowly. Instead, I'm sitting here at 6:30 a.m. with my first cup of coffee, trying to figure out how I could've oh-so thoroughly screwed up my week (and month by extension). I should be sitting out on the porch … Continue reading Haven’t had my head screwed on straight in over a week, & boy has it showed…

If there’s anything that would make me consider going vegetarian again… it would be the Meat Packing Industry of yesteryear AND today.

Or maybe ovotarian, or whatever you call the one where you can still have a smidge of dairy or eggs in the diet. At least til I get better at cooking healthier (barely started, after all). I'd tried to go vegetarian before, and even went vegan for a bit. Of course, certain old traditional meat-and-potatoes … Continue reading If there’s anything that would make me consider going vegetarian again… it would be the Meat Packing Industry of yesteryear AND today.