Long ago, in a Indiegogo campaign beyond memory, I backed a project called Vacuvita. It was an integrated food storage system.
I moved twice during that time, and pretty much figured it was one of those lost things, like Atlantis.
But after three-and-a-half years, it rocked up this past November.
It was worth the wait. Continue reading @vacuvita ❤
Author Kimberly Harrington ignites a few sparklers for the 4th.
Source: Feminist Knock-Knock Jokes | The New Yorker
Light up the sky!
I’ve been going through this Real Good Foods Pizza by the case.
For purely empirical reasons of course.
I’m not that selfless, but it’s the perfect thing to eat on those days when there’s nothing much around to eat, and you’re hungry, and this is just about as good as anything you could imagining wanting to eat anyway. Those days, for, example, when you might just have ordered in a pizza, pre-celiac, pre-primal, pre-keto. Continue reading Real Good Pizza, greater
If I ever wind up on death row, I’ll get the best wood-fired traditional pizza ever as my last meal and hope the execution happens quickly before the celiac makes me wish it already had.
There are other gluten-free pizza options, and, let’s face it, I’m not interesting enough to do anything likely to get me a parking ticket, let alone sentenced to death row. So I need alternatives, people.
Continue reading Pizza. Finally. #NotJustGood, it’s @RealGoodPizza_
Female (51%). Disabled (27 million), Brown hair (no stats). Old (40 million). Half Daughter of the American Revolution; half poor immigrants from early 20th-c.
My doctor recommended CBD for pain relief. Cannabinoid oil. Yes, from cannabis.
In particular, she mentioned this company, because they use no solvents to extract CBD from industrial hemp. It is legal in all 50 states. It doesn’t make you high. You won’t get the munchies. It can erase pain
I vape it
I put it under my tongue
The lip balm is amazing.
They follow up each order with a personal email. Then they randomly send me free samples. And information about the status of hemp in the US. No disclaimer here; it just happens. I decided to write about it today because I was so grateful to open up my last order.
I give the free samples to friends with chronic pain, but I hoard the lip balm. Sorry.
In the photo above, I ordered the syringe with the concentrated CBD. The rest they just sent. LIP BALM! (Although the sub-lingual drops are also like gold around here. Got through the flu on them–otherwise falling over because legs buckle, stabby pain from the chest down, (and other fun MS stuff.)
OK, they forgot a zero or their algorithm went south. I expect I’ve saved several hundred since January.
I know it’s the internet meme to have your cat sit in the empty Thrive box for a post photo.
I live in a “pet-free” zone. So, here’s the best I can do:
I also try to do unboxing photos with each exquisitely packaged order. Instead, I rip into the box like a deranged wolf looking for the meat sticks.
Hey, nobody’s perfect.
Update: 5/7/16 — next order on the way:
That’s more like it.
Continue reading More Thrive love — yeah, I have trouble with math too
UDATE 4/5/16: From the cool folk at @Indigo Wild:
Thx 4 the love! The F&M is still the same, it will naturally get darker as it ages. Like fine wine, it gets better with age. 🙂
Seriously, what’s up with this?
I’ve been buying this soap for years.
It never was this color before.
Did a get a melatonin-challenged bottle? It’s about 32 shades lighter than it used to be. Continue reading @IndigoWild I still love you
Hey, that way to make lasagne with butternut squash is great — I do it all the time. You’ll be all “zucchini-what?”
10 excellent recipes.
via 10 Easy Paleo Recipes You Haven’t Seen Before (#9 Is Our Favorite) | Factor75 Blog
More of the tale of fixing the troubles I mention in last post: here is a drink from Peru that does wonders for my blood numbers (A1C is excellent these days), and is said to have many health benefits. For me, it’s a superb anti-inflammatory. Not bad with pisco or vodka either, but I’m off the hard stuff for a whole. And, yes, I had pineapple trimmings in that same freezer of doom. Why, you might ask, do I beg pineapple trimmings off people who eat pineapples? This drink.
This is made of purple corn, some pineapple peelings, and usually apples. Add spices and simmer for about an hour, until the drink is very deeply-colored. It’s a glass full of antioxidants. Just don’t spill it. It stains like heck.
I got the recipe from a Peruvian friend, and then tried to amp up the antioxidant value with some additions. No effect on taste, as the spices are pretty forward. Continue reading Chicha Morada
I remember as a kid the main screaming-point where the mother met the fridge was the fact that I didn’t screw on the jar lids tightly enough. Well, I expect the first few decades of that horrible behavior was laziness. Anything after about age 25 was probably MS.
These days, I can’t open some lids, and I struggle to close them. Small ones, like water bottles, I close and can’t open again. Hours of fun there. Continue reading Bah, what’s up with jars these days?
To drink or not to drink with chronic pain associated with a disease like Multiple Sclerosis? There are two recent studies that argue for pro- and con-sides of the argument. The “pro” study says that regular moderate consumption improves the EDSS scores of MS patients. Another says that moderate drinking reduces the risk of developing MS. Continue reading The 40% solution?
Is it a Dr. Seuss character? Is it a whale? No, it’s . . .
A measure of a superfood that helps your knees, and about every other part of your body by reducing inflammation. Continue reading My name is the ORAC; I speak for your knees
I can be unreliable. And wobbly. Maybe wobblier than you.
Arm yourself against ice and snow. Get some Yaks
(A welcome gift from a generous friend. <3)
My knee hurts today–I was in the “palliative” drawer, which I emptied for the previous post.
But this thing usually does the trick. TENS stands for “transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation” and it can greatly help with those MS pains that show up just about anywhere. Then they start hopping around like a barrel full of monkeys. Continue reading A perfect TENS
Midway through a blizzard.
State of Emergency declared, (That means it’s illegal to drive unless you’re a snow plow, emergency vehicle, or going to the hospital.)
Still have heat, water, electric and internet.
And bytes and bytes of good books on the Kindle.
I wish this happened more often. Continue reading Perfect day
Factor 75 is one of those pre-prepared meal delivery places with a DIFFERENCE. The specialize in paleo menus, which are by definition gluten-free; theirs are grass-fed and non-GMO to boot.They have vegetarian and dairy-free options too. Continue reading Great keto infographic (and post) from Factor 75
Not a fan of the product (I’d rather have the hippo), but I think this commercial is very cute: Continue reading Go keto, ladies. Have the hippo
Just to say up-front, I don’t know anyone at the Thrive Market (though they seem like very nice, thoughtful people), and I’m not getting anything in return for writing about them. I sure do intend, however, to pay up for a full membership when my trial period ends in three days, (which also happens to be New Year’s Eve). So that’s my disclaimer, which really doesn’t claim or dis anything. Maybe it’s a resolution.
Now begins the blog post:
I get most of my food , vitamins, and supplements delivered. From local stores, from big-name whole food chains, from the almighty Amazon (not going to insult your intelligence by providing a link for that one), from stupendous places such as Swanson‘s. Continue reading Thrive! I mean it.