9/3/17

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP | IBD NEWS, CLEAN EATING, SIMPLE LIVING

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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas Edison


The Weekly Roundup is a well-curated selection of insightful articles related to health, clean-eating, the gut microbiome, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a Paleo lifestyle, simple living, positive parenting and delicious recipes.

It's been awhile since I've posted "The Weekly Roundup" and I've come across so many good articles that have been accumulating on my computer. The Weekly Roundup is a great way for me to organize these important articles, share them with you and have a platform to reference them later if needed. Speaking of organization, it was brought to my attention over on Instagram that some of my recipes are not listed under the "Recipe" button. After investigating, sure enough, my labels were incorrect and not all recipes were listed. That has since been changed. I am also brainstorming some ways to organize my recipes on this site, especially since the main focus of my blog is now geared towards clean eating and SCD recipes. At this point, I am not ready to create a new website but in the future I hope to upgrade to a site that is better fitted for recipes, printable recipes and cooking tips and techniques. But for now, I have added a "Recipe Index" tab on my side bar and will list all my recipes by category. A project I hope to finish sooner than later! I'm all ears if you have any suggestions.

Enjoy the long weekend, I know we're looking forward to laying back and relaxing.

1. For any of those parenting a teen, or almost teen in my case, knows this is the generation of smartphones and technology. It's inevitable, it is shaping our future and our children are exposed to it daily. My oldest, who turned 12 this summer, does have an iPhone and we certainly have our struggles with finding balance. As a parent, it's one more thing that I need to monitor and keep on top of. In fact, we have several rules when it comes to the cell phone. I agree 100% that the arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. This article goes into depth and questions if the era of smartphones has destroyed a generation. A must read for any teen parent!

2. Study Shows One Common Food Additive Causes Crohn’s Disease And Colitis.

3. A fascinating study coming out of Case Western Reserve University. High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms. Results could lead to new anti-inflammatory probiotics.

4. Bill Gates and British journalist Ed Yong sit down and talk microbes. This interesting article outlines just how powerful our microbe are when it comes to our body and health. I've added Yongs book, I Contain Multitudes, to my reading list; sounds like a must read.

5. Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons. The discovery, in a study of hunter-gatherers in Africa, eventually may help scientists learn how modern diets have affected health.

6. My heart goes out to everyone in Texas. The children and I are praying daily and keeping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts. We've talked about ways we can help and charities we can donate to. If you are interested in donating please remember that any donation amount will help and prayers are always needed. Here are links for the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, The Humane Society and Austin Pets Alive.

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