- B vitamins are water soluble, you can take them anytime but if you take it with food it may theoretically reduce any GI upset associated with vitamins
- Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and absorbs better with food
I just had a visitor and she told me about her rebound exerciser trampoline and her routine. She referred me to a book called “Rebound Exercise for the Millennium” by Albert E. Carter. She says it is good for taking toxins out of the cells. Her trampoline is made by <some company>. Have you heard of this? Give me some feedback.
My first reaction when I read your question was: “Sounds unnecessarily risky to me”. Jumping on a (mini-)trampoline requires a well-developed sense of balance on an unstable surface. Even with good balance, accidents happen and a fall can result in a very serious injury. At best, “rebounding” (jumping on a mini-trampoline) is a mild aerobic exercise. Aerobics (raising your heart rate) is of limited value because what we need is joint mobility and functional strength – the very things CST programs like Intuitive Daily Double help develop.
I did some searching and was hard-pressed to find much in the way of reviews. Almost all the search results are promotional in nature. However, I did find this: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/ask-well-is-rebounding-good-exercise/ which confirmed my initial reaction.
In my opinion, rebounding is a fad with some dubious claims by its inventor. Stick with the proven approach of building pain-free mobility and functional strength like Daily Double.
Notes from Joovv Interview with Dr Mercola
|Zinc||anti-inflammatory, antioxidant||red meat (grass-fed beef or lamb), chickpeas, cashews, almonds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, eggs||"Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells", https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277319/|
|Selenium||antiviral and anticancer properties; counteracts aging of the immune system||Brazil nuts are one of the richest sources of selenium (one or two a day supply the amount you need). Salmon, beef, turkey, eggs. Sunflower seeds, brown rice, mushrooms, spinach.||"The influence of selenium on immune responses", https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723386/|
|Vitamin A||Maintains strong mucosal barriers, e.g. of the eyes, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary tracts, keeping out infection||Meat, eggs, fish, and organ meats (e.g. liver). Vegetables that are deep green, yellow, or orange e.g. kale, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes. Note: Plant-based sources are harder for the body to utilize.||"Multiple Roles Played By Vitamin A In The Immune System", https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219513.php|
Healthy snacks and meal substitutes
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” or “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” [per here].
Interestingly, I have a friend who told me he can’t eat apples because he can’t digest them. It seems that about 10% of the population has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and apples are one of the foods that exacerbate the problem.
I like to cut the apple in slices and use them to scope up some organic peanut butter.
Great tasting protein bars. My favorite flavors are Peanut Butter and Jelly and Cocoa Nut. You’d never suspect they are made from crickets.
Healthy, simple breakfast ideas
“Sardine Scramble” is my own name for scrambled eggs with sardines. I don’t remember where I got the idea, but the company that sells the sardines I bought from Costco has a similar recipe called Fisherman’s Breakfast.
My recipe is so modest it hardly merits being called a recipe. In a large skillet, I covered the bottom with avocado oil, put in 4 eggs and a can of sardines. Heat at medium low on our gas cooktop until the eggs are cooked, constantly mixing and separating the sardines into smaller, bite-sized pieces. After serving, I added salt and pepper to taste. This made twice as much food as I felt like eating, but I wasn’t especially hungry.
The virtues of this simple meal include:
Also known as porridge.
This site says to use a 1 to 4 ratio of steel-cut oatmeal to water. I put in a 1/4 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of water, let it simmer for 30 minutes, then added cinnamon and blueberries at the end. I ended up with oatmeal soup: