What We're Doing

We take responsibility for our own health!
Good health permits true enjoyment of life, consequently it is the guiding principle behind all of our decisions. We read and research extensively about all aspects of health and take the following actions:
Exercise is essential to good health!
Plus it can mitigate less than optimum food choices. This is so important that we've created a separate exercise section.
No TV and no daily newspapers.
We don't have a television set in the house. A positive attitude is enhanced by reading a lot of inspiring, uplifting books, magazines, and internet articles. The TV issue is especially important; there is much written about its evils; read the article TV Does More Damage.
Eat lots of fruits & vegetables and some meat.
We've used only chicken, buffalo & venison for some time. We examined the virtues of a vegetarian diet, but still consume meat. Chet Day has a page with links to many vegan articles that may help with such a decision. The World's Healthiest Foods is a great site with tons of information.
Minimal sugar consumption.
We enjoy a few desserts, mostly with reduced sugar. Barbara's cooking page also discusses that more depth.
Avoid trans fats and hydrogenated products.
Use coconut oil & butter (no margarine). Read product labels and see how many items contain the word "hydrogenated", it's shocking. The World Health Organization recommended banning hydrogenated oils in 1978, but the FDA has taken no action.
Don’t overeat.
Eat slow and quit when full.
Never drink a soda of any type, diet or regular.
Totally empty calories and one of the worst things for the body. Research from a British University suggests that sodium benzoate, a common preservative found in many soft drinks, has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA. "What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke" is an interesting article that details some of the damage. Instead, drink lots of water.
No milk.
it's bad for you despite advertising claims. Pasteurized cow's milk is the number one allergic food in the U.S. Check the links and articles on Not Milk for more than you ever wanted to know.
Gluten-free Diet.
We started on a gluten-reduced diet on December 4, 2012, in an effort to alleviate Barbara's autoimmune problems. It's not much of a sacrifice, but eating out becomes a challenge. More information is presented on Barbara's Cooking page.

Thoughts in Other Areas

You are what you think!

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of thought when related to any health issue. Most health problems are caused by stress, worry, negative thought or, at the very least, are aggravated by less than a positive outlook. Our consistent thoughts become our reality. This has been known for centuries and hundreds of books and articles have been published on the subject, but our culture still prefers to place the blame for all afflictions elsewhere and treat them with medications or surgery. Nonetheless, there are many effective techniques available for those who wish to learn more.

* Jack’s favorite is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which is a more recent approach to old problems.
* Or read what Mike Adams has to say about the mind versus drugs.
* And on a more esoteric level, meditation can also provide benefits.
* Healing by Spiritual Affirmation by Paramhansa Yogananda was written over 70 years ago, but is still valid today.

Our current experience is a precise reflection of our current and previous thoughts; there are absolutely no exceptions to this truth. Even if we might not like everything we are experiencing at this "time" we know that we can always change it and attract the experience we would wish for, simply by changing our thoughts. Change your Mind and change your life.