Michael Pollan may not be a nutrition expert, but as a journalist, he does have ways to get straightforward answers to an ever-increasingly popular, and utterly confusing question- What should I eat?
Most of us have probably heard how an oyster creates a pearl. But in case you haven’t, here is the gist:
An irritant enters the oyster’s shell and imbeds itself in the mantle (the layer inside the shell that surrounds its body). The oyster secretes nacre to smooth over the irritant, and a pearl is formed. Nacre is sometimes called “mother-of-pearl” because of this process.
I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon of unsolicited advice on how to deal with the coronavirus, or COVID-19. But, it’s never too late to use this time to develop some incredibly healthy, and earth-conscious habits to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet. Read More “Eco-Wellness, Home Hygiene Edition- Body Meditation”
Holidays are thought to be one of the most stressful times of the year. If you find yourself getting in a tizzy this season, ZooFit is here to help give you peace of mind and de-stress your winter. Read More “ZooFit Holiday Guide: How to Have a Happy Holiday”
Happy Holidays to everyone from ZooFit. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, or all or none of the above, this is a special time of year. It is the season of giving, huddling close to fires, reflecting on the year, and a general jolly feeling lingers in the air.
ZooFit is all about being the best version of ourselves, any time of the year. The holidays are a notorious season where our goals get pushed to the back burner. We’ll pick them back up and brush them off in the new year. Let’s just have fun, eat, drink, and be merry. Read More “ZooFit Holiday Guide- How to Have a Healthy Holiday”
Whidbey Island is a fantastic and beautiful place to live. But one thing I wish I could change is the recycling accessibility. We don’t recycle near the amount of items that Seattle or other cities do. It’s the downside to small community living. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 19: Almond Cow”
A couple of months ago, I attended a talk by a photographer sponsored by the library for their Trudy Sunberg lecture series. I was excited to hear from this artist because he has traveled the world and filmed some incredible animals all over. But I was incredibly disappointed in the presentation and the message conveyed by the speaker. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 12: The Mentality of a Conservationist”
No, not LINT. LENT.
Today is Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Also known in England and Ireland (and probably all of Europe) as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day. Worldwide, people celebrate today by stuffing our faces with a ridiculous amount of food (and sometimes alcohol), because tomorrow is International Catholic Extreme Restriction for 40 Days. Read More “A Positive Spin on Lent”
Ask a health coach their number one recommendation for eating healthier, and they would say eliminate processed foods. Press further and they would say eat foods available in their natural form. Cutting out foods made in a factory and not by our own hands is healthier for us, and it’s better for the environment.
Yesterday I shared some tips for getting some shut-eye while helping the planet, either directly or passively. I do find sleep to be an interesting topic, even if it’s a little yawn-inducing. Read More “20 Days of Eco-Wellness, Day 15: Cat Naps and Dolphin Dreams”