10 November 2017


photo by Mallory + Justin Photography

"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

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We did it! We officially made it through our insanely busy fall season. In a matter of five weeks we traveled to Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Dallas and Chicago for Jonas' Internationals Academy soccer team. And if that's not crazy enough, our other son traveled for his soccer team and we still managed to keep up the good grades, play piano, squeeze in a session of gymnastics and ballet for Jessica. Sometimes I think we're absolutely insane, but then I see the look on Jonas'face when he takes the field and the determination in his eyes and I know we made the right decision. This transition to a new premier team has challenged and pushed him in ways he needed. And most importantly, he's healthy and capable of balancing the strict requirements of soccer and the demands of school.

Enjoy the weekend! No traveling for us, just a couple local soccer games and ballet rehearsal for the Nutcracker performance.

1. This video is a great preview to Internationals Soccer Club Boys U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Jonas tried out for the U13 Academy team over the summer and when he made it we made the decision to go for it. The travel is challenging and the practices are not exactly convenient because they are far away, but it's been a good transition.

2. Now this is scary! Glyphosate Found in All 5 Major Orange Juice Brands. For those who don't know what glyphosate is, it is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It's also known as Roundup. It's a hot debate on whether glyphosate poses a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through food. I encourage you to do your own research, but personally my family STEERS CLEAR of this herbicide. I don't know about you, but I'd prefer to pass on my glass of OJ that's blended with chemicals.

3. What drug is the most addictive, least regulated, and most widely endorsed by our culture? Not heroin or cocaine. Not tobacco. Not even alcohol. Can you guess? Read this article and learn more about America's drug of choice.

4. Harvard study shows how intermittent fasting and manipulating mitochondrial networks may increase lifespan.

5. Modified is a first-person documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. I'm looking forward to watching this film as it continues to spread the word on GMOs and the food industry. You can follow along on Facebook for updates and info on releases.

5. Nine Year Study Finally Explains The Relationship Between Sugar And Cancer.

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