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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Diet problems for children.

My childrens' pediatrician recently informed the wife and I that our boys have high cholesterol. When did they start routinely checking that in 7 & 8 year olds anyway? Doesn't matter, it's been identified as a problem and I believe in following the doctor's orders in most cases. When I don't trust what I'm told, I get a second opinion. Doctors aren't God but all that education must be good for something, hey I'll trust the opinions of a reliable auto mechanic so why not the same for a doctor? FWIW, I've seen what happens when the advice of doctors is disregarded. My old man always dismissed the furor over cigarette smoking, claiming everybody dies from something. He was right, he kicked the bucket due to lung cancer at the age of 57. Four packs of Luckies a day will do that to ya. Yep, stupidity fueled by arrogance runs deep in my family.

But back to my kids. I'm now trying to modify their diets to lower those cholesterol levels. Some days its like pulling teeth. Today we started off with a bowl of oatmeal. Not just plain old oatmeal mind you, but oatmeal cooked in chocolate milk and sweetened with cinnamon and white sugar.

You'd have thought I put a plate of SPAM topped with Brussels sprouts in front of them.


Well, back to the drawing board on that one. At least shifting over to whole wheat bread, brown rice and spinach hasn't been TOO difficult. Red meat isn't a problem, we already eat more pork and chicken than anything else.

I hate fish but guess it's time to find some recipes for that too. Forget nuts, our oldest wears braces and they'd get caught behind the wires.

Who knew parenting could be such fun?

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

May I suggest that you get "Why We Get Fat and What to do About It, by Gary Taubs? I'm sure your local library has it. He addresses cholesterol and has more than enough science to back him up.

And check out Mark's Daily Apple blog

Both Mark Sisson and Gary Taubs recommend a Primal or Paleo diet. I think they're dead on.

As with everything - trust, but verify. Do your own research.

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