On the way to work this morning I had the superlative opportunity to enjoy a roasted flax seed+ almond butter (from Trader Joe’s), fig spread (from Apple Hill), on toasted gluten-free Udi’s whole grain bread (from Elliott’s or Raley’s), pb and j sandwich. Udi’s bread is my new obsession! ( http://www.udisglutenfree.com) It tastes just like “real” bread! It is a totally guilt-free experience for me. If you, like me, are gluten intolerant you know it’s a constant challenge to avoid giving in to gluten so you don’t become a social kill-joy or to just make life easier. But boy oh boy when doing something good for yourself intersects with a, “THIS- IS- GREAT!” reaction, life becomes even BETTER. And it’s not just about food. I know a 20 something man recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease who has taken to heart a suggestion I made for his overall health; to do contrast hydrotherapy as often as he can. Because he doesn’t worry about his heart or have a circulation issue, I recommended he soak himself alternatively between cold-ish water and warm-ish water. It is a really great health tool. Usually you end up feeling euphoric (another of those, “this- is- great!” moments). Of course I would never recommend anyone trying it without checking first with their family health practitioner but if everything checks out as okay it can really help with health maintenance.
Do you regularly have, or have you ever had, moments like these? There are probably dozens of chances every day for each of us where an opportunity to enhance health could intersect with a potential this-is-great moment. Tell us about your moments by leaving a comment.