Friday, July 27, 2012

The Friday Four

To say it's been crazy around here is an understatement. I'll be writing a blog about it soon, but the short of it is we are now owners of three adult chickens. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of coop building and vet appointments. Yes, we took a chicken to the vet. Don't judge.

I've decided to get my foot back in the world of the Holistica blog by posting links to a few of my favorite articles from the past week. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen them already, or maybe you meant to go back and read them but forgot to. So, in no particular order, here are The Friday Four:

1. I'm a huge fan of online and app trainers and workout trackers. The New York Times has a personal training program that prepares runners for that big race, whether that means a 5k or a marathon. You pick your skill level and what method of training you want to follow. There are multiple trainers to pick from, unless you're doing a 5k, where there is just one option.

New York Times Run Well Training Program

2. Written by two naturopathic doctors, Food That Grows is a new cookbook that celebrates real, whole food. From making your own mayonnaise to roasting the perfect chicken, the recipes are simple, healthful, and delicious.

Food That Grows, by Tanda Cook, ND and Sarah Marshall, ND

3. And speaking of food, cucumbers rock.

Cucumber recipes from The New York Times.

4. Ionic footbaths. Bunk. That's right, you cannot detoxify through the soles of your feet by soaking them in a magic bath. Sure, it might feel great, but researchers the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and The University of Toronto analyzed the water before and after the baths and...well you read the article and see for yourself.

Study Debunks Ionic Footbaths

Have a great weekend, y'all. I'll update you on the urban farm in a couple of days.