an opera singer's thoughts on music, food, and the meaning of life
To Your Health!
I want to give you all a little giftie, care of the good people at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I just finished watching a 3-part lecture by David Wolfe, famous raw foodist. He’s amazing! Witty, incredibly knowledgeable, and very passionate about raw foodism. I’m already a smoothie junkie, but his presentation on Smoothie Alchemy was inspiring. He was using super foods I’d never considered! Anyway, since I’m on a little raw food kick, I give you IIN’s Raw Foods Guide. Just click the link below and learn more than you ever thought about raw foods. It’s so easy to add raw food (anything cooked to a temperature NOT exceeding 42 degrees Celsius or 118 Fahrenheit qualifies) to your diet — and now, with this beautiful guide, it’s even easier! Enjoy! And especially when going raw, don’t forget to chew your food! ;)
I’m a California native, recently returned to the L.A. area after 15 years as an opera singer in the Big Apple. Singing has always been my favorite means of communication and self-expression. I’m a self-conscious self-editor, so singing someone else’s words and music has given me the freedom over the years to express what I couldn’t figure out how to say. Well, I’m tired of editing, so here I am, writing my own words (for better or worse). Welcome to my blog! I’ll write mostly about singing and eating, and how the two have intersected in my life.
My overall health is pretty good (and it’s a lot better than it used to be). Thank God, I’ve never had major illnesses. But repeat sinus infections for an opera singer is pretty bad news. When I realized I was making myself sick with what I was eating (hello coffee, fried food, and refined sugar!), it was a huge wake-up call. I could likely have saved myself an invasive surgery if I had known that my fibroids were growing because of my highly inflammatory diet. I thought surgery was my best option, because it was what my doctor recommended! (By the way, I have kept my fibroids in check and improved my sinus health – and lost 25 pounds – by engaging in new food habits that reduce inflammation.)
We have become a magic pill culture. Sit in front of the TV for 5 minutes, and you’re bombarded by direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical marketing. “Do you suffer from heartburn so bad it makes you vomit? Never fear. Go ahead and eat that plateful of atomic buffalo wings, wash it down with a bottle of red wine, and take this little pill. You’ll be right as rain.” UGH. (I paraphrase, but you get the idea.) Actually, you’ll end up with chronic inflammation, which can lead to serious illness. (Cancer, anyone?) Have you ever considered that the bloating and discomfort you feel after a meal is NOT normal? Do you want to get off of your OTC (and possibly even your prescription) meds? Do you want to quit your daily Advil habit? You can do it by making a few, simple changes to your diet. (Countless people have even reversed their diabetes by changing what and how they eat. Diabetes!!) Food can change the world — and YOUR LIFE.
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Thanks for stopping by. Make today your best day yet!! Remember: Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. (-Anonymous) It just has to be authentic. (-Me)