I finished reading my autographed copy of “The Food Prescription for Better Health” by Baxter D. Montgomery MD. Well, I probably shouldn’t say “finished”, as I actually didn’t read the whole book. I read the first several chapters, which was a reinforcement of what I already know about whole food plant-based diets. Additionally, some of the story was actually what he presented on at the conference I attended in February. The second half of his book talks about the diet he prescribes for his patients and, at first glance, it seemed complicated to me. I didn’t think I needed more complex, and I’m happy following the McDougall diet, so there didn’t seem to be any point to finishing it. Maybe some day…
Up next? “Meatonomic$” by David Robinson Simon (who also spoke at the McDougall conference in February).
I finally broke down and started taking the prescribed steroids (Medrol pack) and antibiotic (Z pack). The sinus (?) pain is just becoming such a nuisance and nothing else is working. I’m not thrilled about it, but felt I needed to try something else. Is it a coincidence, however, that tonight I am very achy? My joints, lower back and legs are especially achy. I thought steroids made you feel better, not worse. Of course, it could be the antibiotic or something totally unrelated, too. Thankfully both are only for five days, so we shall see how this all plays out. I suspect it will do nothing and I will be off to the ENT next. *sigh*
My husband and I, along with two friends, spent this past weekend in western Massachusetts. We stayed at a bed & breakfast, hiked (a very small portion of) Mount Greylock, and enjoyed good food, beautiful views, and relaxation. Here are two photos from the summit on Mount Greylock.
IMDb: The Summit (2010)