Monthly Archives: August 2014

S.2 Week.3 Student blog: Frustrations

So, this has been another tiring week. I just can’t seem to catch up on all the readings and chapter summaries to be done.  I think this probably has to do with wanting a social life still, but I am starting to re-think that.  I feel like this semester is really disorganized.  The teachers for 3 of my classes are all new, they can’t seem to tell us what readings we need to do, or even where they are!  I try to follow the Student Study Guide (SSG), but then the required readings are different from the on-line guide, LMS.  It is extremely frustrating and confusing to prepare for classes when the school has not done a good enough job keeping organized.  I read about this before going to Endeavour, and it wasn’t as evident as first semester.

On a happier note, I am starting to learn some really interesting things about plants from my Herbal Botany and Manufacturing course.  I think this will make me a better gardener…. if I ever have time to garden…  Well as you can see I am not in the best spirits, and that’s mostly due to the fact that I have a small whiteboard looming down at me with all the reading and homework I need to catch up on.  This stress is really starting to bug me.  Sorry to be a downer, hopefully this coming week is better.  Thanks for reading.  Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Article: Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health

Fibre and link to CV health

Click the link above to read a great little article about, well, as the name says, fibre and potential to reduce cardiovascular diseases like risk of heart attack and stroke.  These two potentially deadly cardiovascular malfunctions are the leading killers in North America and are started to show their ugly heads all around the world.  Many studies point to more refined foods getting into developing countries, so much for being more developed if your population dies faster!  Check out the link and get some know-how!  Thanks, be aware and eat with care 🙂

REF:  Sánchez-Muniz, FJ 2012, ‘Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health’, Nutrición Hospitalaria, 27, 1, pp. 31-45, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 15 July 2015.

S.2 Week. 2: My butt hurts!

So  this post is going to be short and sweet.  I have literally been sitting my computer chair for about 9 hours today just doing chapter summaries and tutorials, my butt hurts! I have had to catch up on homework I procrastinated from last week, which was a big mistake.  This semester we have more in-class quizzes, unlike semester 1 where they were all on-line.  So the point of that is you are forced to study more, which means I need to summarize my notes, which means chapter summaries, which means sitting for long periods of time typing, typing, tyyyppinnnnggg….  you get the picture.  I honestly do not have much else to say for this post but that things are starting to get harder then last semester, so now I see why the class sizes in the 4th years are so small! If your not willing to put in the work, then see ya later! Head down, buckle down is how its going to be this semester.  I’m still volunteering, and trying to exercise, but it sure would be nice to get out and have a run more often…. oh well, there always breaks for that! Thanks, be aware and eat with care 🙂