I had a great meeting with my insurance agent today. In addition to handling my insurance questions and needs I learned that he is a heavy duty food and health guy with some respectable knowledge about the scene. Low maintenance customers that Ryan and I are, I haven’t needed to meet with him directly since we first move here almost seven years ago, and I knew nothing about him. His staff has been excellent in our two contacts, but I was considering jumping ship for a slightly cheaper rate so my agent stepped in. I have been with the same company for 25 years (damn I am getting old), so I guess that warrants a little intervention.
Anyway, back to the food thing. I have a few updates for my agent since our discussion this afternoon and I am curious if you are reading. If you are, email me at email@example.com. Here are the updates in no particular order:
Listen to Robb Wolf podcast 173, as I gave you the wrong one. Robb talks about the evils of gluten and cheating a little here and there, touches on hormesis and cancer prevention. It is worth your one hour and ten minutes. After this one you will be hooked.
Raw dairy – I mentioned that my family enjoys raw milk, especially fermented into kefir and loaded with probiotics. For people who are too lean, milk can be great for bulking up. If you want to learn more about its safety and benefits, check out this website: realmilk.com. I know of great NC and SC sources.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has produced an amazing resource that addresses the link between gut health and psychological health. This is what we used to heal my son’s sneezies and along the way it cured my husband’s ADD and so much more. You can read about our One Year of Achievements following GAPS here: One Year Anniversary. Since then we have learned even more, such as I am not convinced that sweet potatoes need to come out of the diet, as required by GAPS. It depends on the severity of the problem one is trying to address.
There you have it. I am sure we will be chattering about this stuff some more. It was a kind of funny scene – a couple of mid-lifers trying to see what kind of physical shape the other was in and what each was using to excel. Those types of conversations are too few and far between.