Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Rest & reset

Feet up in the lounge room

I've come to the final piece of the puzzle, to amend a compromised immune system. I've discussed food, mood and movement already. It all connects to the gut microbiota, to the brain and finally to the immune system response. It's a very basic overview. The ecosystem of our body, has a lot more layers of complexity. Yet it's enough to grasp the interaction, required for the most efficient biological systems. And how we can play our part developing them. Now all there is left to address, is rest.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Moving your moods

"Thinker" on the mantel

Thanks to those who shared their experiences, in the comments section of my post about probiotic foods, and strategies for building healthy immunity. I especially liked the sound of Meg's, pro/prebiotic potato salad, because it contains apple-cider vinegar. I forgot to mention, apple-cider vinegar is another great, and easily accessible fermented food. It's something I've made in the past, and should do more of.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Learning & laughter

Approx 25 minutes

While writing posts on improving immunity, I wanted to share some valuable advice from other trusted sources. There's an interview with Sally Fallon, who works closely with the Western A Price Foundation. She speaks about the coronavirus and how we can deal with it, through food. It was refreshing to see some common sense used, instead of confusion around the coronavirus. There are some lessons to take from past pandemics.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Second Ferment Kombucha

Fermented tea

In yesterday's post about the benefits of ferments in your diet, a question from MargaretP, asked how I got so many bubbles in my kombucha. It hasn't always been the case. When I first started making kombucha tea, I also experienced the disappointment of waiting for the second ferment, only to have LESS bubbles, than the first time it fermented in my jar.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Eat what now?

Joey says: "Australia, eat your greens!"

Thanks to those who engaged the comments, of my last post. It's incredibly valuable to read how others translate their situations, during this unprecedented time. I was going to discuss why the Medical industry, has a hard time providing answers (beyond, a cure). But was heartened to see some further advice being dispensed recently.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lessons from disease

Constructive mess

I've been on hiatus with some construction projects. They always seem to take longer than I imagine. I haven't been oblivious to what's happening in the world right now though. Because it's impacted us in some significant ways. The kids are now at home, for the foreseeable future. Not because I believe in the social distancing strategy - I'll share my thoughts about why, soon. Rather, it conserves our resources to use this opportunity to keep them home. Serving the same goal I guess.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Making nests

Pest duty

This little wren was cleaning up my Kitchen Garden, back when I had the netting on. Many small birds pass through, for a curious inspection. Pity they don't eat grasshoppers! I don't get any caterpillars though. These little guys clean them up, before they get big and fat. They can feed their babies from my Kitchen garden, any time. But this post really isn't about my property. It's about a different venture.