Sunday, December 1, 2019

Life Hack #2 - Get rid of cable tv

1) Get one of these:

As long as you live within about 60 miles of a city which broadcasts over the air television channels, you should be able to get some FREE TV. This reception map should help.

2) If you have Internet,
get this:

or this:

or this:

Between the over-the-air television and the many Internet-based content streaming options available with Fire TV apps or Roku apps, you should have plenty of movies and television shows to enjoy!

Life Hack - Want to keep your old land line? around $6 per month

I'm not sure why; but, my husband still does. So here goes:

1) Get one of these:

Brand new

or Refurbished

2) Port your old phone number to it

3) Your land line number is now VOIP (Voice Over IP) and you will only pay taxes on it each month. So, total monthly bill will be around $6! We have done this for the past 2 or 3 years and it has been great!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Now We're Cooking

Part of our journey toward a healthier lifestyle involves learning what to eat. Although we really enjoy eating out, we decided we should do that less often in order to be able to have better control over the ingredients in our meals. This meant that we had to find new recipes and new ways to cook.

Finding new recipes sometimes seems overwhelming. It's a lot of work! So, our plan is to come up with some "core" recipes, just a few basics that we can repeat over and over again or tweak to make them a bit different. We don't want this to be difficult.

Luckily, there are a lot of books and web sites out there with healthy recipes. Here are a few of our favorites. We hope they can help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease

Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!

The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook: The Official Companion Cookbook to the Breakthrough Film...with over 150 Plant-Based Recipes

Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer

Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome

Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill
Great recipe blog!
8 ingredient vegan recipes

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dear Earth...

Perhaps the biggest obstacle for us in our quest to not end up on our website as someone's dead ancestor is the health of our climate/planet.

Without a healthy planet, all our other efforts to become healthier won't matter.

 This is a list of climate/planet information that we have found helpful. We hope these things help you too. We are all in this together!
Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye | National Geographic
Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
The Polar Bears' Home: A Story About Global Warming
Reduce your electric bill. Help the environment. WIN/WIN!

Dear Body...

Here it is! These are the videos and websites that are helping us on our journey of health (and, hopefully, longevity). We want to share these with you in case they might help you too!

We are not doctors and this is not meant to replace the advice of your doctor, so please consult your doctor for medical information and advice. The point of this post is to offer you and your family things to consider and questions to ask. We believe that the more we learn and the more we ask, the better we can make decisions about our own health and lifestyle.

That being said, here's our list:

How Not To Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers

Caldwell B Esselstyn, Jr , MD: Reversing Cardiovascular Disease with Plant Based Nutrition

John McDougall HealthFest 2017
Non-profit, evidence-based nutrition

How to Read a Food Label the Right Way
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD, UC Davis Integrative Medicine

PlantPure Nation - The Official YouTube Release

The Starch Solution - John McDougall MD
Why You Should Stop Counting Calories
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD, UC Davis Integrative Medicine

Dr. Barnard's Blog
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

Slaying the Protein Myth

No Oil -- Not Even Olive Oil! - Caldwell Esselstyn MD

Up The Wrong Butt, Colonoscopy – Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Prevention - John McDougall, MD

Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe?

How Not To Die From Diabetes -

Preventing Arthritis -