I must share three things with you today.
First, the happiest song ever. Sing the “woo-woos” and feel the happiness. Another song by this band, Believer, is equally catchy and joyful.
Second, we had an important medical discovery in our household a few weeks ago. I diagnosed my husband with a rare medical disorder. Of the sneezing variety.
I was listening to my favorite podcast Good Job Brain when it clicked. They were talking about sneezing disorders. Their first example was the fairly commonly occurring Achoo syndrome — sneezing triggered by bright light. Their next “weirder” example was snatiation which is….
Sneezing triggered by a full stomach
My jaw dropped — Oh my goodness, it’s a real thing and David has it.
The first time David had a sneezing fit in front of me after a big meal, it took me by surprise. While he couldn’t stop sneezing, I couldn’t stop laughing. He became a little annoyed with me — understandably since he was mid-fit. (Nowadays, I can hold back the laughter.)
So, my husband has snatiation, which is a linguistically awesome term for two reasons:
1. It is a portmanteau of sneezing and satiation.
2. It is also a backcronym: Sneezing Non-controllably At a Time of Indulgence of the Appetite—a Trait Inherited and Ordained to be Named
I think we can all agree the last part of the backronym is a little iffy, but it is awesome nonetheless.
Snatiation is a genetically inherited disorder. The nerves that send a signal to the brain that you’re full are a little too close to the nerves that tell you to sneeze…..so when the full-nerves are firing, the sneeze-nerves fire away as well! At least that’s my understanding from a little Wikipedia and random website research.
Anyway, I was very happy to share with David that his sneezing fits came from a real yet harmless genetic disorder, fun name and all.
Third, I wanted to share was an easy-peasy breakfast recipe: overnight oats!
I love frosted oatmeal and am pretty content to enjoy it most mornings of the week (when I’m not having pancakes.)
I always forget about overnight oats. It’s funny because it’s such an easy breakfast concoction, but it does require planning ahead. When I remember, I like making this as I’m prepping the next day’s lunches.
The formula for basic overnight oats is simple. Stir together 3 ingredients:
1 6 oz container yogurt + 1/3 cup milk + 1/3 cup oats
Then you add whatever mix-ins and toppings sound good. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Bananas slices
- Chopped apple
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Peanut butter
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- Dried cranberries
In other words, hundreds of delicious combinations are possible!
I kind of love that it’s also easy to make a dessert-like batch of overnight oats.
I made my oatmeal with creamy Mango Chobani and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Then I mixed in 1 T whole flax seeds and topped with frozen berries.
The mixture may look a little runny at first, but the oats soften and expand by the morning.
I popped it in the fridge, to wait for me with my coffee.
The next morning I grabbed my bowl, warmed up the coffee and enjoyed the easy, delicious, and good-for-me breakfast. Topped with Kashi GoLean Crunch for….well, crunch. I like these oats better after I take the chill out — leaving it out of the fridge for ten minutes or microwaving for 15 seconds.
Have a great day filled with all the best things!