I can’t believe I forgot when I posted yesterday that it was the first day of (meteorological) summer!! I LOVE summer, it’s definitely my favourite month of the year.
Things I love about summer:
- Being outside more
- Wimbledon (and yes – it is happening this year!)
- Summer drinks parties
- Iced coffee
- Taking my kids swimming
- The garden looking beautiful
- Pick your own fruit farms
- Reading lots of books
- And of course the best bit – sunshine!
What do you love best about summer?
My Health Focus in June
As I wrote about yesterday – my health focus this month is going to be nutrition.
The things I am going to explore further will be:
- Blood Sugar Balance
- Nutrient Optimisation
- Ketoflex 12/3
- Seasonal Foods & Recipes for June
I’m going to re-read some of the books that had the biggest influence on my thoughts about nutrition too, and which led to the above 4 points being my focus. These books are:
📚 The Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes
📚 The Obesity Epidemic by Zoe Harcombe (the only book that ever made me motivated to write to my MP)
📚 Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price (such a transformative book)
📚 It Starts with Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig (if you read just one of these – read this)
📚 The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls
📚 The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen
📚 Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine by Lee Know
📚 Eat Rich Live Long by Ivor Cummins & Jeffry Gerber
📚Brain Maker by Dr. Perlmutter
📚Healthy Gut Healthy You by Dr. Ruscio
Tomorrow I will post more about my nutrition philosophy. I am planning to start my nutrition plan Monday June 7th – why don’t you join me?!
I’m going to complete 28 days of nutrient-dense eating with a focus on removing inflammatory and allergenic foods – so I will not be having any seed oils (I don’t consume these anyway), gluten, grains or non-fermented dairy and I will be cutting back on sugar.
There is a quote a while ago I read that really resonated with me:
“Resolve the discrepancy between how you say you want to live your life, and how you are actually living your life.”
This quote was one of the things that nudged me towards this project. I know the behaviours and habits I would like to consistently carry out which align with my values and goals. However, I don’t always follow through on them (and certainly not consistently) and I get frustrated with myself.
One of the things I want to focus on over the next 12 months is sustainability and my impact on the environment. This month’s theme is nutrition, so I will be focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic and wild / wild-caught food.
One of my favourite hobbies is foraging. I love that the wild foods I pick are among some of the most nutrient-dense foods around, as well as being local, organic and sustainable. And free! What more could you want?
I’m lucky to live near lots of fabulous farm shops that sell local produce, including three that are organic.
I know that some people will say that the biggest impact I can have is by going meat-free, but I don’t agree with that. I believe we need to focus on regenerative agriculture which protects the soil and preserves biodiversity, and animals have a part to play in this system. So I am planning on buying only organic and grass-fed meat from a farm that I know raises their animals as part of a regenerative agriculture system. Buying organic and local helps me to cut down on plastic packaging too.
Throughout the month I’ll share recipes using the best of June’s ingredients. I’m going to include wild foods daily and focus on nutrient-density as much as possible.
Foods in Season in June
- Broad Beans
- Jersey New Potatoes
- Curly Lettuce
Wild Foods in Season in June
- Juneberries (we have a tree with these delicious berries in our garden)
- Wild rose
- Wild strawberry
- Nettles (and their seeds)
My Happiness Focus in June #joyfuljune
From Action for Happiness’ June calendar, today’s suggestion is: Say Positive Things in Your Conversations with Others. It’s a good one for me to practice as I do have a tendency to be a moaner!
I’ll also continue to “take in the good”.
Good things about today: a moment of calm at 5.45am this morning before the busyness of the day, seeing the results of a Pagden’s Split / artificial swarm control (session 7 of my Beginner’s Beekeeping Course and absolutely fascinating), writing this blog post in the sunshine 🙂
What will you remember about today, the only Wednesday June 2nd, 2021 we will ever have?
And since I’ve reminded myself with this post about how much I love iced coffee in the summer – I’m off to make one! Add 125ml coffee to 125ml coconut milk, add ice, blend until frothy and enjoy!
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