My experience with the paleo diet

Paleo diet recipeAlmost for four years I was fed up by various suggestions and recommendations given by almost everyone regarding my health. But, I was much stubborn about following any of the diets suggested, since there was no much sense in it. But, after hearing about the paleo diet from one of the TED talks, I was assured that it will definitely bring the results I was looking for. Yes! It had some logic because it simply asked me to avoid the odd foods like grains, legumes and dairy products from my daily diet.

At the age of 52, and after a mild heart attack, it was high time I could do something about my health. So, I started following the diet almost eight months back and the results now are really drastic.My diet included 700mg of non poultry calcium everyday along with raw vegetables and fruits with no sugar and no salt. The paleo diet only has important vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D in it. Along with following the no junk diet, I used to take a multivitamin supplement every day because of the fear of certain deficiencies.

Following this particular diet made me perfectly lean, strong and energetic than before. The lean proteins I used to consume greatly supported my muscles and made bones more healthy bringing the immune system to optimal level. While buying the groceries for my diet, I made sure to bring it from an organic store to avoid consumption of other chemicals. At the end, I was stunned by the complete make over I had by following this wonderful technique followed by our ancestors. My heart health almost reached to normal and the test results of cholesterol levels were much better compared to the last one.

I was much surprised to know that even nuts, seeds and certain oils like olive oil and fish oil were a part of paleo diet. All these days I believed those foods had a lot of fats that make me look huge. But no, I learnt that these foods were only rich in monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids which in fact reduces the chance of obesity, diabetes and other diseases. After strictly including only veggies and lean meat, my body weight was admiringly low.

Eating a lot of plant foods and lean proteins contributed in the control of blood sugar levels, blood pressure and reduction in weight. After following this diet, I can say it is the healthiest way you can eat the food since we follow a strict nutritional diet only. It is much true that our ancestral diet had good amount of nutritions that keep me healthy for longer days.

I really blame the agricultural revolution because we are becoming unhealthy only because of the modern day foods. We all are genetically predisposed to eat this way and only then we all shall stay healthy. Eating the caveman diet was absolutely healthy for me by reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and other health complications.

 

 

Trying to find a baby monitor for my sister

New baby monitorWe were so glad to welcome the new one to our family. It was such a big thing at home to greet and shower the new one with loads of wishes and gifts. But my sister was a bit nervous about her first child and had very less time to check the needs of her son. She was getting so worried to take care of the baby, along with managing household and her career. I heard about these baby monitors from one of my colleague and thought it would be a great idea to gift one to her.

I started searching about these baby alarms online and found there were many varieties in them, such at this site which list the best video baby monitors. Initially I was a bit confused whether to buy an audio or video monitor and later thought the audio one does the job pretty well. I thought the crib talk may disturb my sister and she may lose her concentration on work. But without given a second thought about it, I managed to get one for her hoping to offer a good night sleep without worrying about the baby in the crib.

I finally gifted these baby monitors to her and she was overjoyed by my gesture. This baby monitor provided a two way communication that allowed us to speak to the baby and listen to him as well when we were not around him. Since my sister is not so good at singing, she recorded some nice lullabies and played it to her child through the monitors. My sister usually works with the computer and so she avoided staying next to him. So, these alarms helped her much to attend the baby as soon as she learnt about the infant waking up.She carried the receiver with her as she worked,and while she sleptit used to be plugged by the bed.

The transmitter and receiver in the baby monitor helped whenever the baby cried to fulfill its comfort. The monitor had the digital audio wireless systems which did not take much space of the home. Though she wished the monitor had a baby cam, her primary requirement of monitoring the baby was fulfilled by the audio monitors itself. I also informed her about the systems compatibility with the standard wireless security camera, in which she was much interested at. She also told it was a better idea to avoid the movement monitors since it can create unnecessary alarms which might not need attention.

Overall we were happy that baby can be monitored well in our absence and hence minimize the injuries from happening.One of the drawbacks of these monitors were the false sense of security they offered to parents. Other than this problem the rest of the job it does is simply a great one, especially for a working parent like my sister.

 

 

Our weekend away at a caravan park

Last weekend we took a break to one of the fantastic caravan park at Brixham,Devon which is operated by the park holidays.We were welcomed by park manager, who was polite and guided us near our caravan and made sure that we were comfortable there. The place was really the way we expected. Everything was affordable, I should say cheap and comfy. We actually got attracted to whatever we saw because it was so clean to look at.The caravans were at close proximity to the vehicle parking slots. Overall, the well kept park welcomed us pretty well. Thanks to people at the reservation department, they helped us much in understand things around.

Our Devon caravan holidayThe caravan summer house we stayed at had a 2 bed and rooms that was much spacious and single beds were much comfortable too. Though it had a single glazing, we did not experience any wind gushing inside during the nights and we slept warm and comfortably. But, if the season is unfavorable, it might be disturbing during the winter. We had been looking for cheap caravan holidays in Cornwall for some time and it was great to find this very convenient place to enjoy the holidays with a lot many amenities.

They had amazing facilities like the indoor and outdoor pools, children’s play area, restaurants, shops and other entertainment.Our group had both amateur and professional swimmers, so the gradually sloping depth gradient at the heated indoor pool were a good option to stay together. We even enjoyed the water there in water slides. The park took care of everything making sure to provide life jackets for all. In fact in one of the water slide a child slipped and fell into water while playing but the guards who were keeping eye saved the kid. They provide their unique service in a unique way. There were nice indoor sun- bed chair area for those who did not like to get wet.

We snacked and bought a light drink at the onsite restaurant/bar which was neat and had large dining area that fits almost a hundred guests.Playing bingo at the evenings was one the best entertainments we had. The park holidays was perfect for our kids since they got a lot more opportunity to explore plenty of new skills. We also enjoyed the chance of trying a hand at new sports like archery and fencing.

The park we stayed was very close to bicton park botanical garden, crealy adventure park and exmouth beach, powderham castle aquarium and sandy bay. Since it was easy to travel to these places, we took arented cab and reached a few attractions too. You can enjoy some coastal views if you choose to stay in South Devon. You can also explore the stunning coastline at Devon since there is much to see and do there during your stay.

We later came to know one of the interesting fact that Devon was voted as one of the best holiday park by the British travel awards. Everyone of us were so happy while we left the place by unwinding some of the spectacular views of the coast and cliffs. If you are lucky like us, you may also receive great discounts for some of the attractions and entertainments.