Stream of Consciousness: An apple a day keeps the doctor away

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~ Hippocrates

Little E, at 14 months old, got one of her first colds ever on Thursday afternoon and Friday was her worst day. She is now pretty much back to normal. I truly believe that she bounced back so quickly was due to her diet. She shares a smoothie with me every morning (bananas, flax seeds, wheat grass, raw protein powder, veggie powder blend, spinach, raisins and cinnamon). She loves it and gobbles it all down.

I take chlorella, and 4 Juice Plus+® capsules everyday, and I give little E two capsules in her smoothie as well. If you have no idea what Juice Plus+® is, it is a whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide a broad range of nutritional benefits. (I do not sell this product- I just love it and strongly believe in it). I have not really been sick in 2 years and if I have it has been so mild, I haven’t really noticed.

I still nurse little E, so she gets all the nutrients- vitamins and minerals that I consume all day long. I juice fresh juices and I share them with her. Obviously, this all helps to keep her immune system healthy.I want little E to have the best start possible. She doesn’t eat a lot, so I believe why fill her tummy with empty calories that will only suppress her immune system.

I know she will eat sugar at some point, and eat chocolate-vegan chocolate that is! I just figure , I should get as many fruits and vegetables in her system, now that she loves them.

Some people might think I am overly concerned with her diet, but all I know is that she is healthy, and loves fruits and vegetables. I am looking forward to the day she (hopefully) chooses an apple over a piece of candy!

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