It’s not all about food. Health is nuanced and involves both mitigating the stuff that weakens us and expanding the things that make us stronger. Here’s some of the stuff I do:
- Full spectrum light in the winter, naked in the sun in summer (I cannot raise my D levels without light and I get blue without).
- The only stuff that goes on my body is stuff I would put in my body. I use organic oils to wash and tallow and some magical potions my daughters whip up to moisturize.
- I only use organic make-up and only when I’m heading out and want to feel foxy. An essential oil concoction of some sort is my scent if I’m being fancy.
- We aim to be in bed at 2100hrs * We don’t use blue light in our house. No screens in bedrooms. Everything is shut down at night.
- We have all bedroom wiring on a kill switch that shuts down all electrical current running around our bodies while we sleep. That made a profound difference in our sleep.
- We have no wifi. We never will. Everything is hardwired. I stand on a hill behind the house to get a bar of cell service.
- Daily walks in our forest. Exercising in the cold. Playing together. Working outside everyday. Smooching a lot. Exposing ourselves to new ideas and experiences.
- Eating together.
- Being excited about life. Stretching ourselves. Being grateful.
- Organic mattress, thrifting things that are made with natural fibres and materials, avoiding off gassing as much as possible.
- Using only cast iron and enamel to cook with.
- We had an EMF mitigator out to find any hotspots and dealt with those.
- Drink cold, tested, mineral rich water. Use findaspring.com or Berkey if you’re in the city.
Of course, I can’t put it all in one post, but this should be enough to get us going. I will write more about it in the future if anyone wants me to, and am happy to answer any questions that I can in the meantime.
We butcher all of our own meat because I like what I like and I want to be the boss. For instance, take these ribs I’m cooking for supper today. We love beef ribs. Like, we really, really love them. But, we like them fatty and meaty and thick. These ribs are cut in the way I want to eat them. A local butcher or specifying your cutting instructions to your farmer is one of the great benefits of getting out of the grocery store. You decide what and how you want to eat.