WALKING A MARATHON

In June 2017 I walked a marathon in 21 days. A marathon is 26 miles, so it was a little over a marathon in 21 days. I like the marathon reference. For me, that’s working. It keeps me keeping track of the miles. Sure, sometimes I forget to take my iphone tracker, but I don’t…

Bottled Salad Dressing – cut cost and fat

This is how I extend the more expensive bottled salad dressings, while reducing the fat on my green salads. Follow Your Heart makes good vegan Caesar and vegan Bleu Cheese salad dressings. Steve and I both like them. What I do is drizzle half of one or the other onto my green salad, then add…

Saffron Walnut Pesto

Originally posted on CHEF DAVIES-TIGHT © :
SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO Made with fresh basil and mint, garlic and mustard, Almond Breeze AlmondMilk, Daiya Pepperjack Style Shredded vegan Cheese and extra virgin olive oil. A powerfully expressed avant-guarde version of pesto! Makes 4-1/2 cups 3/4 oz. fresh mint leaves (about 30 leaves) 3/4 oz. fresh basil leaves (about…

Peaches And Wine Pudding

PEACHES AND WINE PUDDING Fresh peaches cooked with red wine, ginger, sugars and monk fruit sweetener. Blended till smooth, then thickened with potato starch and served cold either plain, topped with veg whipped cream or folded with veg whipped cream to create a mousse! Fat-free or fatted. You decide! Makes about 6 cups pudding or…

Fat-Free Potato Salad

FAT-FREE POTATO SALAD Potatoes, peas, celery, onion, roasted and green chili peppers tossed with Silken tofu, grain mustard, herbs and spices. Surprise ingredient? Fresh and dry mint! Makes 8 cups

Soft-Fri Saffron Potatoes And Corn – two way

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SOFT-FRI SAFFRON POTATOES AND CORN – two way For restaurants with leftover baked potatoes  – or home chefs who want to uptick your skillet potatoes – try this version of home fries and/or potato salad. It works great! Makes 9 cups Bake potatoes: 2-1/2 lbs. russet potatoes – the kind…

Oregano Replaces Need For Antibiotics…

…at least in chickens. The people over at Perdue Chicken Farms put oregano in their chickens’ water to eliminate the need for antibiotics. Supposedly oregano contains antioxidants that keep the chickens from getting infections, which is the reason for the antibiotics in the first place. In another advertisement, Perdue claims that rosemary and thyme help…

Water and Salt – Balanced Intake Are Essential for Health and Hydration

Water and salt regulate the water content in the body. Drinking water without adequate salt and potassium intake will not correct chronic dehydration. Refined salt contains additives, such as 0.01% of potassium-iodide (added to help prevent thyroid disease), sugar (added to stabilize iodine and prevent clumping), and aluminum silicate. Water and Salt – Balanced Intake…

This is the note Steve left me on the kitchen counter this morning. And along with it this booklet. As I told my doctor: I’m not going to think about it till I have the biopsy. There’s nothing I can do now anyway. I’ll probably read the booklet after the biopsy and before I receive…

Big Foot’s Not Going To Win This One…

Eleven Days After The Fall – when Big Foot (the scale) tripped me in the bathroom in the middle of the night and the bathtub sucker-punched me. This is the first day I went out absent the face make-up. That “It” make-up for people with blemishes or rosebuds or scars or uneven coloring on their…

When It Rains It Pours…another big foot update

Alright, so I go to the doctor about my fall and resultant injuries. He sees the pictures I took, asks me a bunch of questions, examines me. He orders a bunch of blood work and is more concerned about the dizziness and resultant balance difficulties, than he is about any broken bones I might have…

Update On Big Foot

I couldn’t get in to see my doctor till Tuesday, so took pictures in case I was healed by then. Urgent care or the emergency room would have only referred me back to him with a pat on the head and instructions to take Tylenol. I wasn’t critical, so thought to save my insurance money…

Steve’s Coffee

Let’s face it. Starbuck’s coffee is expensive. Especially when you want the specialty stuff. Well, Steve found a way around eliminating the dairy cream so he didn’t miss it, trimming down the size and cost, plus increasing flavor. This is it. Or should I say this is how you order it. Although it’s in a…

Red Miso Balsamic Salad Dressing

RED MISO BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING A concentrated salad dressing that focuses more on taste sensations rather than individual flavors.  Fat-Free!  Makes about 3 cups

Megaloblastic Anemia: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Megaloblastic anemia is a blood disorder marked by the appearance of very large red blood cells that crowd out healthy cells, causing anemia. Megaloblastic Anemia Highlights Megaloblastic anemia occurs when your body produces red blood cells that are larger than normal and you have a low red blood cell count. The most common symptom of…

You’re Flooding Me

When you drink a half gallon of carrot juice your brain screams STOP. What are you doing? I don’t want all that vitamin A. Don’t need all that. Slow down. What am I going to do with all that? Where am I going to put it? It’s too much. You’re flooding me. I’m on overload….

It’s The Scale’s Fault

The BIG FOOT scale I put in our tiny bathroom tripped me in the middle of a bathroom run in the middle of the night and the bathtub sucker-punched me right in the kisser as I fell. I could have died. I could have broken my nose, jaw, teeth, neck. Maybe I did. My nose…

7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits 

  7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits  Some of the most impressive and important health benefits of oregano include its ability to protect the immune system, prevent the onset of chronic disease, improve digestion, detoxify the body, strengthen the bones, improve heart health, increase energy levels, and even protect against diabetes. Oregano Oregano is a popular herb that many people think of as…

Ginger Root for Migraines 

  Ginger Root for Migraines Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 22nd, 2017 Many successful herbal treatments start like this: Some doctor learns that some plant has been used in some ancient medical tradition, like ginger for headaches. Well, the physician has patients with headaches and so tries advising one with migraines to give it a…

Sushi Worm Parasite

Sushi Worm Parasite Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 20th, 2017 There was a report recently of a woman in San Francisco suffering from gnathostomiasis. I had learned about the disease while I was in medical school, but never actually saw a case. Evidently, it’s now on the rise. Clinically, the disease commonly presents as “migratory cutaneous swelling”…

Alzheimer’s: Extra virgin olive oil staves off disease, new study shows

Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the college’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rodents who didn’t eat the oil. The real effect…

11 Impressive Benefits of Horseradish 

Benefits of horseradish include its ability to aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, build strong bones, boost the immune system, and stimulate healthy digestion. Horseradish is a powerful and pungent plant that is connected to a wide variety of health benefits, including its ability to aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, alleviate respiratory conditions, build strong…

Plant versus Animal Iron 

Plant versus Animal Iron Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 15th, 2017 It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating…

Exploring chia seeds for weight loss 

Exploring chia seeds for weight loss Salba-chia (Salvia hispanica L. in the treatment of overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes: A double-blind randomized controlled trial.) Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) are a well-known food, partially thanks to the constant marketing of their “superfood” properties. Historically, chia originated in Mexico and has been part of the human diet…

Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure

By Kate Kelland | LONDON Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday. In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the researchers found people drank more alcohol had a greater…

13 Amazing Benefits of Manganese 

13 Amazing Benefits Of Manganese Some of the health benefits of manganese include a benefit to healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and helping to create essential enzymes for building bones. It also acts as a co-enzyme to assist metabolic activity in the human body. Apart from these, there are other health benefits of manganese including the…

Best Foods for Acid Reflux

Best Foods for Acid Reflux Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on May 23rd, 2017 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders of the digestive tract. The two most typical symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation of stomach contents into the back of the throat, but GERD is not just burning pain and a sour…

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day? Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on May 25th, 2017 More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does…

How harmful are processed foods?

The average American eats around 130 pounds of wheat flour per year, and around 65 pounds of added sugar. This begs the question: how bad are processed food for your health? Now this is a trick question, we’ll just say that up front. But it’s also a very important question. Humans have processed their foods for thousands…

Logging Steps Or Miles

Steve’s been logging his steps and miles via his cell phone for months. I have the same capability, but because I don’t have pockets to carry my phone around while I walk I don’t log the miles in. I’m changing that. I found one pair of leggin’ pants that has a back pocket, so am…

Not Every Day

Not every day. It gets too old, too familiar, too fast. Break it up. Doing something every single day, at the same time in the same way creates a need for it. Rather than helping as designed or expected, it harms. Or it creates a resentment. Boredom sets up a mindset that affects how the…

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Shots

Everybody’s writing about them and basically writing the same thing. Don’t drink the shot undiluted. Dilute in 8 oz. of water or other beverage. Take it on an empty stomach before you eat. Be sure there are carbohydrates in your stomach to interact with the ACV to create a friendly bacteria environment. I’m assuming what…

Control Your Addiction

When you say ‘I can’t help myself’ you relinquish control to food or drink or whatever else you allow to control you. We allow ourselves to be controlled by whatever pleasures us – until it becomes an addiction. Over-eating or under-eating are addictions of control. That being the case, you can control what is controlling…

Use Your Instincts

Eat wiser today. You know how to do it. All humans instinctively know what’s good for them to eat and what is not good for them to eat. How many times do you think to yourself or say out loud, ‘I really shouldn’t be eating this?’ That goes for amounts too. Why do you think…

28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge

Although I don’t drink much, I drink consistently and I’m wondering if it’s adversely effecting my metabolic rate and increasing my triglycerides. I’m looking for something to jumpstart my weight loss, since I’ve plateaued at 157 pounds. Okay, so I’m 5′ 7″ tall and work my core muscles a lot, so that could account for…

A Time To Be Careful

I lost a pound today. Well, I was one pound lighter when I weighed myself this morning than I was yesterday morning. This is the time to be careful. There’s something in my brain that happens when I lose one pound. For some strange reason I think, now I can eat, and for another strange…

Weight Loss Aids

Weight loss aids are not meant to allow you all you can eat whenever you want to eat it, while losing all you want to lose. Weight loss aids assist you in your goal to eat less. That’s it. That’s what they do, when they’re actually being effective in doing it – and like all…

Do Better

We can all do better – at something – than we’re doing now. Choose what you can do better now, then do it. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight  

Tool: BMI calculator – Mayo Clinic

Check your body mass index here. It’s easy to use. Know your stats. BMI calculator — Use this tool to calculate adult or child BMI. Finish reading: Tool: BMI calculator – Mayo Clinic  

USE OF GUMS

Gums (eg. xanthan gum, guar gum etc.) are being used in many food preparations as thickeners and fat replacers, most often unbeknownst to us. It seems that manufacturers started using them absent our permission and now they’re everywhere. For whatever reason many people don’t like gums being inserted into their foods. They don’t like how…

Go With My Own Flow

I’m not doing a very good job at sticking to particular days I target to do stuff. I just do whatever I want to do when I feel like doing it. Why try to box myself into a schedule that doesn’t fit my personality? Or my needs or my wants? I’ve got to go with…

Savory Fruit Dressing

SAVORY FRUIT DRESSING Zing is how I describe the way this savory fruit dressing sings! Although it was designed for green leaf salads, I see no reason why it wouldn’t work with fruit salads. In that instance, you may want to add a little more sweet. It’s up to you – as always! Low fat! Makes…

BEFORE AND AFTER THE HAIRCUT

LILLY BELLE PI GETS A HAIRCUT She’s not so fat. She just looked fat. Was everybody ever surprised when she pranced into the building acting like Miss America. She’s so beautiful. Look at Lilly!! I’ve got to trim her up a bit. But I’ll wait till the current experience is behind her a sufficient amount…

Steve’s Carotid Artery Surgery

95% blockage in his left carotid artery. This is the second he has had done. It isn’t an easy surgery – though the doctors act like it’s a cake walk. He’s finally back to work full-time with limited duties – working hard at doing all the right things. Exercise, diet, stress reduction he’s doing it…

Laying My Exercise Foundation

MY EXERCISE BAR A 3 feet 3 inch long tension curtain rod, fully closed, I use for my exercise bar. Small circumference. You can buy longer or thicker; this suits me. Since I have dystonia, a spinal cord and spinal column injuries, muscle, nerve and joint pain, tendonitis probably due to computer work, in neck,…

WHY WAIT?

If I were thirty pounds lighter I would do this, do that, go here go there, accomplish something – everything I ever wanted to do, conquer all that needed to be conquered, make all my dreams come true, climb that mountain, reach the sky, be the star I know I am. Do it while you’re…