I’ve been on the hunt for duck eggs recently here in the Charlotte area. I’ve been surprised at how many people have asked about them lately, but for good reason. Many people that are sensitive to chicken eggs actually do just fine with duck eggs. Interesting, isn’t it? Maybe because most of us end up eating chicken eggs so much that our bodies just want a break?
I have done some research and asked around and have come up with some resources that may be helpful in the duck egg hunt. I haven’t bought eggs from any of these places myself, but I’m hoping if any of you have, you’ll share your experiences so we can help other people that are on the hunt.
Some of these are general resources for farms or farmers markets in the area. I am hoping as we move closer towards spring and more of the farmers markets start happening around town, we may find even more people who have duck eggs. The next time you are at your favorite farmers market, start asking the vendors there. If the farms know a lot of people are wanting them, maybe we can convince them it’s a product that they should bring to market. It can’t hurt to try!
These resources are all over the Charlotte area and beyond, so check out which ones might be convenient to your area. If you find a good resource, let us know! It’s so important to support our local farmers and, in turn, we get a high quality product that will help us eat healthier!
This is a great resource especially now that so many fruits and vegetables are available. Yes, we all need LOTS of fruits and vegetables, but before you buy, take a look at Environmental Working Groups “Dirty Dozen” for the year so you can make informed choices. Sometimes organic isn’t absolutely necessary, and some things you really want to make the extra effort. Click here for the 2012 list.
The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the best books I’ve seen on what is now referred to as the “Diabesity” epidemic. He’s included really easy to understand information as to how this impacts almost all of us, and it is all about solutions! He includes meal planning, recipes, nutrition information, supplement information….. everything you need to get your health back on track. He also has a jammed packed website in support of the book, so he’s giving you all the tools you need. Oh yes, on top of that, he has a PBS special that’s been on lately, so keep an eye out for it.
Blood sugar is the core issue for pretty much all of us. You don’t have to be a diabetic to be suffering the consequences of poorly maintained blood sugar. This book is a great place to start making positive changes, and creating a healthier new life. Check it out!
The worst thing we can do to our bodies is not move, but when people are dealing with health issues, they often are afraid to make matters worse. Here is a great article talking about the many benefits of Tai Chi, especially for people with chronic illness.
Check out this interesting article – Face Facts About Sugar. Yes, among the myriad of other health problems it can cause, it also can cause wrinkles and sagging, especially after 35. Yet another reason to think about whether that sugary treat is worth it?
I didn’t think I knew anyone who was still eating Chicken McNuggets until I recently had some family members visiting who made a few trips to the golden arches. I thought it was interesting timing that someone sent me this article about the same time about what is really in a McNugget, so I figured I would post it just as a reminder. It does make me wonder about the antifoaming agent…..