Day 6 of Whole30

Day 6
A beautiful weekend to worship the Lord.  We joined our local body of believers during the evening for the launch of our first Saturday night service.  Afterwards, everyone gathered in the front for food and fellowship.  We enjoyed the fellowship, but bypassed the food.  We appreciated the gesture but were quite satisfied with our dinner of grilled pork, sweet potato and a pile of mixed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots).
We spent the afternoon strolling some property we have in the hill country.  We loved the breeze and look forward to cooler temperatures so we do some more clearing of the undergrowth.  I am thankful for the health and energy to do so.  Since things like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke run in my family, I want to do everything I can to keep from developing these problems.

Chapter 6:  The Guts of the Matter
A bit more review for me in this chapter, as I learned much of it in my nutrition class.  Discusses the organs making up our guts: stomach, small intestine, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder, all important for proper digestion.  And all also a prominent part of our immune system.  Like the hormones, when our digestive tract is functioning properly, our body is in balance.  But when it is not, our immune system can be compromised.  Since digesting food is the purpose of the digestive tract, the right foods keep it healthy, but certain foods can create an unbalance and promote chronic disease, hypersensitivities, and autoimmune conditions.

Still felt the afternoon wearies.  But perked up after dinner.  I am getting used to the drinks without sweetener.  (I usually stick to water, but it’s nice to have some variety).  We purchased some Le Croix water (coconut and lemon) to give us that carbonation zip without the sweetener (or added chemicals).   I also make celestial seasonings cold brew tropical fruit iced tea and it’s a nice addition to lunch.

6 down, 24 to go.


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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