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This October Think Fall Ahead, Not Behind: Nutrition

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  • This October Think Fall Ahead, Not Behind: Nutrition

    Hey there everyone! So glad to see many of you took extra steps to exercise in September. This month, as you continue to exercise, remember to think about good nutrition.

    Sometimes I know I fall off the wagon when it comes to sneaking in food (chocolate) that causes me extra flare ups. The few seconds of eating the food (chocolate) isn't enough pleasure compared with to the several days of discomfort that follow. There are so many options nowdays. For example, if a milk product causes you extra trouble try the "dairy" products made from rice or soy. There are many sugar-free options out there when it comes to candy and ice cream now as well. See if there is an organic health shop/grocery store in your area. (If you are in the Peoria, IL area try Naturally Yours Grocery Store in the Metro Center) Since organic meat can be pricey just try adding it in every now and then. I find all the additives in regular meat causes me flares, but organic meat doesn't. Same goes for organic milk too.

    Right now, apples (including low-acid Gala apples) and other fruits are ready to be picked at orchards. If you have one in your area try the U-Pick option. It's a great way to get fruit as fresh and nurishing as possible. Plus the walking and picking will meet your exercise goal for the day at the same time! Many of these places have easy bathroom access as well. If you are in the Peoria, IL area try Grandview Orchard 2 miles North of Metamoria, IL.

    With winter just around the corner cold and flu season will be upon us. If you're like me, the last thing I want is something like the flu on top of the bladder problems. By focusing on good nutrition now, along with a regular exercise program, I really think that will decrease our chances of extra illness this winter.

    Please feel free to share any of your ideas on how you stay on the good nutrition path. (and if you've figured out any tricks on how to stay away from chocolate, please let me know! ) wink

    Happy eating!


  • #2
    what is the acid level of gala apples compared to pears?
    One day at a time


    • #3
      I am also curious about Gala apples, I know they are the only ones I can eat and they cause no problems. Sorry cannot give you any advice on staying away from chocolate, I sneak it as well and I pay for it, take care and hugs Iris hi grouphug
      Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.


      • #4
        Hi there! Sorry to take so long to reply, but I've been out of town.

        I'm not sure what the PH level is for Gala apples. Even with less acid, I think they taste great and have used them sucessfully in cooking.

        I'm always so bad and eat chocolate! I love the stuff. I see the ICN shop has some new candies and such that appear to be bladder friendly. I'll have to check some of those out sometime!