My Friday Five. Five things I've been implementing and exploring this week.
Health idea I've implemented: Overnight Oats
I've been eating oatmeal since I was a child so I'm really late to the overnight oat craze. I use Bob's Red Mill Muesli with a touch of maple syrup or agave. In the fall I might use organic apple cider instead of the sweetener. I soak them in half water and half Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk. In the morning I throw in some organic frozen blueberries and I'm ready to bring it to work. I don't like oats that are warm so it works out perfect for my mid-morning snack.
Product I'm discovering: Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops
I thought my eyes were getting old. I even looked at magnifying glasses. I was so happy to learn it was just that my eyes are dry. I put my contact lenses in early in the morning and my eyes are tired by the middle of the day. I few drops of Systane and my blurry vision and tired eyes are relieved. I just this moment put in a few drops and it feels so good! I just bought nine bottles so I can have the anywhere and everywhere. You can put some in the refrigerator for a nice cooling kick too.
Quote I'm meditating: It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift
Book I'm reading: Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love by Chris Kresser
I didn't read the part after Unconventional Medicine to know that this book would be a sales pitch on studying at the Functional Medicine school he created. Once I figured that out I could settle in and listen to his story. The stories he relays are very real and I see them every day in my practice. We are complex beings and sometimes our illnesses are complex. It's easy to diagnose and treat a broken bone. It is much more difficult to diagnose and treat an intestinal issue. Medical doctors are trained to treat the symptom. I believe we need a system that can diagnose the root. Chinese Medical school worked to teach us to find the root of the problem. I'm looking into Chris Kresser's school because there are some cases that need a new way of looking at the problem to solve the problem.
Music I'm smiling to: still feel by half alive
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