I wrote an article last week for Discovery Fit and Health that really got me thinking about the way I eat and how it impacts my mood. I’ve long studied how your diet impacts your mental state, but this article took it even deeper. It made me realize a little something about how the entire instrument works together and how hurting one part can hurt the whole of it.
Collards are a southern specialty, grown throughout the winter at surrounding farms that love to take advantage of its hearty nature. But collards are normally prepared in a way that replaces their innate healthful qualities with saturated fat, in the form of bacon grease. But before you call my characterization blasphemous, I’m not saying that southern style collards don’t have their place, but so does a healthier preparation.
When I rolled from bed this morning I looked in the eyes of my beautifully blond cocker spaniel as she edged closer. Madison has had a rough ride of late. A month ago she seemed lethargic and I couldn’t figure out why. I took her to the vet but after multiple x-rays they could find nothing wrong. A few days later I found her sitting in her own urine and I knew something was bitterly wrong.