Today’s Healthy Dose – Crazy for Cultured Butter

Yes, I’ve written about cultured butter before. But today I’d like to highlight it at the top of my list for “Stuff I Love”.  Admit it, you love butter too. How could you not? In return, I’ll admit that thirty plus years of being told butter is evil is a tough hurdle to jump. But could generations of French, German, Tibetan and Italian eaters who are much healthier than us Americans really be wrong?

Some butter is evil; filled with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and who knows what else. But butter from naturally pasture raised cows is full of trace minerals, vitamins that support mineral absorption, essential fatty acids,  and healthy cholesterol (the kind you need!). And when it’s cultured, you get natural, fully absorbable probiotics too. It’s a win-win-win-win-win-win…

Here are some of my favorites that I find at my local grocer. I pay more, but I’m worth it. 🙂

Today’s Healthy Dose – Stress

Stress is not good. It’s not pleasant. It’s not fun. For example, the stress of having your credit card  blocked by your banking institution for suspected fraud, EVERY TWO MONTHS! This is stressful.

Sometimes you can manage the stress through mindful breathing or exercise. Sometimes the best course of action is simply to eliminate the stressor.

B-bye, B of A….   Ahhh. I feel better already! 😉

Today’s Healthy Dose – Labels

What makes it okay to label Lucky Charms cereal as whole grain?  Or a 6 oz container of Dannon strawberry yogurt with 24 grams of sugar as healthy?

That whole grain bobbing about in the milk amongst those cute little candy stars is actually genetically modified corn. And that strawberry yogurt has six (that’s 6) teaspoons of sugar, the same as a full size Hershey’s milk chocolate bar.

I can’t tell you what makes this deception legal. But I can tell you that those companies are counting on us to see the “healthy” label on the front, and not worry about reading the real label on the back.

Today’s Healthy Dose – Put The Mouse Down

I know it’s tough, but put down your mouse. Go on, you can do it, you won’t need to scroll for this, just put it down. Uh huh, on the desk. Release the mouse. Yes, right now, uncurl the fingers and let the mouse go.

Now, stick your arms out at your sides, palms down. Hold, hold, hold…hold until you you can’t hold them anymore.

You may now return to holding the mouse.