Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Anyway... We had a great day, catching up. Then the nutritionist talked to us for 2 1/2 hours. WOW! She went right down to the cellular level on how things are affected by what we put into our bodies. Even things that we keep near, like chemicals under the sink. BUT the most important things I'd like to share with you are: Vitamin D. You're probably deficient. Vitamin D is WAYYYYYY more important than we ever knew. Seasonal affective disorder, autism, CANCER... When you go in to the doctor next, ask them to check your vitamin D levels. There can be no set RDA, there are too many variables. The other most important thing: Americans don't eat right. Meat isn't good for you. It creates an inflammatory response, and when our cell walls are made out of animal fats, they're flawed, and all the cells made from those cells are flawed. Moderation in all things is important, but what's most important is to eat lots of whole foods, vegetables of all types and colors, and the right kinds of fats (Omega 3's). Herbs and spices are good for us. I could go on forever, but I would probably get half of it wrong. All I can say is I'm changing my diet. I've already started that, but going to go whole hog on the diet she recommended for my sister. I also think I may have found my calling. This stuff is fascinating! I've always thought it would be great to be a horse nutritionist, but now I think I might look into what it takes for schooling to do this for people.
After that I got a call from my son's principal. I ask you - should my son be given a day of in school suspension for yanking on a kid's hood when the kid cut in line in front of him? Granted, he should have controlled himself, I am absolutely not condoning his behavior, but really - was it that big a deal? I have a reason behind my gripe. Unequal treatment. At the Christmas concert two kids sat on the bleachers and poked, prodded, and finally kicked my son until he cried. It lasted a long time. At first I thought it was moderately harmless, waited for the teacher to intervene. Nope... It just escalated until John went and asked them to put an end to it. THOSE two kids? THOSE two bullies who would pick on a kid for a prolonged period, who were not just making a momentary bad decision but enjoying what they were doing - THEY were only talked to. No in school suspension. What the hell? We're going to talk further with them about this one. John and I are both pissed. Also, just recently my son has developed some imaginary friends. I'm worried about what goes on at that school. Over and over I feel the need to get him out of there. I'm an overprotective mom, I know, but how much emotional damage should I allow the school system and his nasty little peers to heap on him?
On to happier things. That's getting me a little steamed.
My mom gave me some of her blueberry jelly today. YUM. Strawberry too. I cheated on my diet. It was tasty. I tell myself I'm celebrating my return to freedom. Speaking of which, I think I'll go grab a beer. (Nasty light beer...)
So tomorrow I think I'll get up early, feed (I'm going to keep the early feeding habit I developed while working. It'll allow me more time to work with horses if I don't have to wait until 10 for them to finish eating.), set a fence post, work on fence, ride my horse, go to town and buy feed and maybe paint, come home, and be a good, attentive, non-exhausted mom in the afternoon.
For now, it's time to go start picking burrs off my dog. Fun evening entertainment!