Friday, December 16, 2005

How to Start the Day

We all have our morning rituals. Some begin with coffee, pastry and, God forbid, a cigarette. I guess it kick-starts their engines — while at the same time sending blood sugar/insulin levels through the roof and coating their lungs with gunk. I hope you aren’t one of them.

Patty and I have a cup of coffee, at about 5:30 or 6 a.m., and right afterward we have the almost perfect starter, a breakfast shake made with the following (for two people):

  • 3-heaping tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds.
  • 2-tablespoons of nonfat yogurt containing live friendly bacteria (and no added sweeteners).
  • 2-scoops of whey protein powder (40 grams).
  • 2-cups of fresh or frozen mixed berries (no added sweeteners).
  • 3-cups of plain soy milk (no added sweeteners).

    Blend, drink, and take a . . .
  • Quality multiple vitamin/mineral supplement.
  • Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSN tablet.
  • Garlic tablet.

Highly recommended. Maybe you’ll try it. You might also consider pharmaceutical grade fish oil. We don’t take it because we eat quite a bit of salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts. Ask your doctor.

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