Good articles to read: Vit D, Carbohydrates, Diets to live and die for

Hi all,

here are a few good reading links for your enjoyment. I have been head down lately and quiet on this blog; apologies for this. Time can feel short and so at times we have to prioritize what matters most and lately this has been my clients, my studies and research, my triathlon training and my home. How do you choose to focus your time?

Love,
Andrea

 

Carbohydrate Periodization: Fuel For The Work Required

From Sigma Nutrition 

Vitamin D supplements: Panacea or Potential problem

From the Weston A Price Foundation 

Diets to (Live and) Die For

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM Influencer

My recommended Book and Movie list………

Recommended books that may help you along the journey of self-discovery……..

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I have always been an avid reader; spending a whole day curled up on the sofa in between the franticness of an active childhood was nothing strange to me. My mum was and is the very same; only she quite literally devours books at the speed of lightening, and she is my go to person for a perfect spelling and grammar check.

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My fabulous Mum Heather

Books are where you lose yourself as a child and live a double life. I travelled far and wide; Mary O’Hara transported me to the great plains of Wyoming in My Friend Flicka and other novels, I was transported into The Enchanted Woods by Enid Blyton and then became a member of The Famous 5; I travelled with Toad in The Wind in the Willows, fell in love with The Fox cub Bold and The Animals of Farthing Wood, and I sailed boats in balmy summers in Swallows and Amazons. And who forgets Peter Rabbit? My childhood is mile stoned by books when I wasn’t out creating my own adventures with my brothers.

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“I think the irony is that as we become adults we lose ourselves to a double life of others expectations, should do’s and must be’s, only to later re-find ourselves in books.”

We all have a very personal journey with books, and so my list really can only reflect what I have been drawn to and found helpful for me or helpful for my clients. I am incredibly time stressed so my love of reading books and the amount read in the past years sadly isn’t reflected in the vast number of books I have on my shelves. I will someday, get through them all, they all speak to me and when the time is right I will learn their mysteries, lessons and insights.

Books that I have found helpful on my own journey and that I recommend to various clients include the following. I cannot promise to have read each from front to back; however I have found some gems within these books which helped me with what I was after in the moment.

The secret to the following books is to read what you are drawn to; don’t ask questions or analyse the front or back too much. With books there is a magic far more special than logic can define, I am convinced that the book chooses you…..

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