Probiotics – Gold or Pyrite

Sickness – Children’s Unwelcomed Companion

There are many wonderful things that come into your life when you have kids. However, along with those wonderful things, a few unpleasant stowaways weasel their way into your life.

One of those undesired stowaway’s…illness. When you have kids, no one tells you that you should expect to be sick six months out of the year.

Our first-born was a summer birthday, which meant my wife’s maternity leave ended just as winter was beginning. After an exhaustive search, we placed him in the best day care with the most reasonable price.

Over the next six months, he brought home sickness after sickness with him. He seemed to have a baseline cold that lasted the entire winter. As an added bonus he branched out to an ear infection, strep throat, and pink eye. He of course was kind enough to share his ailments with my wife and I.Continue reading →

My Sons Father Tries Intermittent Fasting

This post was originally written back in February of this year. After a recent visit to the doctor, I’ve started intermittent fasting again. This seemed like a good time to revisit this series. I hope you enjoy it. 

Healthy Pursuits #2

 

As part of a commitment to a healthier lifestyle, I recently began to explore the idea of intermittent fasting. If you are unfamiliar with this practice, it is essentially consistently fasting for a shorter period of time.

Whereas a traditional fast maybe for 24 hours and you only do it once in a while, intermittent fasting is usually a daily practice in which you fast for around 16 hours and then eat during the remaining 8 hours in the day.

Its advocates tout the benefits, such as studies indicating longer life, getting a leaner physic, etc. but I’m’ not interested in what the advocates have to say. I’m only interested in what my experience of the exercise will be.

To help document my experience, I thought I’d write about it and hope that maybe others can find value in hearing my experience.Continue reading →

My Physical Health and Diet – A History

Just before I started writing this blog (back in February of this year) I wrote a short series about my health. I wasn’t sure when would be a good time to publish this series, so I’ve held on to it. 

However, after a recent visit to the doctor, it looks like now is the time. Today’s post is just a general overview of my health history, however, the remainder of the posts will be about intermittent fasting. Since my recent visit to the doctor, I’ve taken up intermittent fasting again, so I thought this would be the perfect time to publish these posts.Continue reading →

A Letter to my Sons: The Internet – A Modern Day Superpower

Boys my boys,

What do I want you to know about the Internet? I’ve grown to see the Internet as kind of a superpower. When Spiderman first got his powers, his uncle told him that “with great power comes great responsibility”, and I think the Internet gives you great power. It will be up to you to provide the great responsibility.

Cyber Bullying

At the risk of sounding old, I’m going to start a sentence with ‘back in my day’. Back in my day bullying is something that happened at school. And it was undoubtedly torture for those that had to endure it. But they at least had the knowledge that they could leave school, go home, and exist for a period of time in relative safety.Continue reading →