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Peppermint oil...have you tried this?

Monday, January 21, 2013

I am wondering if anyone has tried this? It is not touted as a miracle cure for weight loss, but sure sounds like something that could be both very pleasant AND very helpful!

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LKWQUILTER 1/24/2013 11:53AM

    I love the smell of peppermint so if I can find it, will try. Never heard about that theory either.

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CELEST 1/22/2013 6:05AM

    Never heard of it as a diet aid, but do know that if rubbed on tummies takes away menstrual pains.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/22/2013 12:38AM

    We put some of the oil on a paper towel and laid it on the filter in the furnace. Every time it kicks on, we get more great smell emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/21/2013 6:21PM

    Very interesting. I wonder if just keeping a bottle near and sniffing it would work versus spraying it as there would probably be chemicals in it that way. Too, I wonder if diluting some of the oil in a spray bottle with water and spraying it that way would work too? It's well worth checking out, thanks for posting this. I signed up for the newsletter too. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 1/21/2013 6:04PM

    I use peppermint Breath Savers to prevent hunger and to keep my mouth moist while exercising.

It's probably less expensive than the oil..................

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DO4FIT 1/21/2013 4:39PM

  it is similar to chewing a piece of peppermint gum or brushing your teeth. Food never tastes as good when you have that flavor in your mouth so I could see this working. worth a shot anyways. Smelling peppermint helps with headaches as well so if it doesnt work for eating it can be used in other ways!

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The New Alphabet (more humor)

Friday, January 18, 2013

I received this via email yesterday. Again, it was accompanied by cute cartoon illustrations which I wish I knew how to share here (without too much rigamarole). Enjoy!

Just had to share this!!
The New Alphabet

New Alphabet :
Ais for apple, and B is for boat, That used to be right, but now it won't float! Age before beauty is what we once said,But let's be a bit more realistic instead.

Now The Alphabet:

A'sfor arthritis;
B's the bad back,
C's the chest pains,perhaps car-di-ac?

D is for dental decay and decline,
E is for eyesight, can't read that top line!
F is for farting and fluid retention,
G is for gut droop, which I'd rather not mention.

H high blood pressure--I'd rather it low;
I for incisions with scars you can show.
J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend,
K is for knees that crack when they bend.
L 's for libido, what happened to sex?
M is for memory, I forget what comes next.
N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;
O is for osteo, bones that don't grow!

P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and I'll be good as new!
Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?
R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.

S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears,
T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears!
U is for urinary; troubles with flow;
V for vertigo, that's 'dizzy,' you know.

W for worry, now what's going 'round?
X is for X ray, and what might be found.
Y is another year I'm left here behind,
Z is for zest I still have-- in my mind!

I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed, And I'm keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!

And you all have a "Great Day"!

Have a great, healthy day!

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CELEST 1/19/2013 12:03PM

    I found too many I could relate too emoticon

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LYN-EDWY 1/18/2013 9:02PM

    Yup.... emoticon

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STEADFASTNSEE 1/18/2013 8:46PM

  You betcha! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/18/2013 4:20PM

    Oh yes emoticon

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

More from the email dept!


1. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was
Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island,
but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra
class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. The butcher backed into the meat grinder
and got a little behind in his work.

6. No matter how much you push the envelope,
it'll still be stationery.

7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road
and was cited for littering.

8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would
result in Linoleum Blownapart.

9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.
The police are looking into it.

12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.
One hat said to the other,
'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.
Then it hit me.

15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said:
'Keep off the Grass.'

16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was,
a nurse said, 'No change yet.'

17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

19. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

20. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

21. A backward poet writes inverse.

22. In democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

23. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

24. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects!

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CELEST 1/18/2013 12:02PM


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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/18/2013 10:55AM

    I am still rolling on the floor!! I love your blogs Asta! Oh by the way, I'm stealing this one too!!

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 1/18/2013 9:17AM

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SUNNYWBL 1/18/2013 12:52AM

    Thank you, so funny emoticon emoticon that I'm borrowing them to send out in an email! emoticon

With many thanks to my Spark Friend 'BOOKWERME'! emoticon

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GREENGENES 1/17/2013 10:01PM

    Thanks. Those were fun.

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LYN-EDWY 1/17/2013 9:28PM

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Exercise before or after meals: study pertaining to Diabetes and blood sugar levels

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I am not sure how I got to the page on this link, but the info is important to me...and perhaps to other diabetics. The article relates to exercise before or after eating and how it affects blood sugars. I am posting it for MY information, but thought others might also be interested in the study done. I can't find the page now, but the lady that posted the link is a Doctor. She has had good success with weigh tloss and fitness using T-Tapp after having a baby.

The Dr. who posted the link to the above article is Dr. Lana Asprey who is co author, with her husband, Dave, of The New Baby Book. I found her via T-Tapp website:

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TATTER3 1/17/2013 10:08PM

    Smart reading!!!

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CADDYBROWN 1/17/2013 6:03AM

    Good information. Thanks!


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BEVENH 1/16/2013 4:50PM

    Thanks I will take a look at the site.

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Virus Warning (humor)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another email...with a "health" warning of sorts. It came with cartoons and with the comments in a different color print. I have put the comments in quotes to set them apart on here.

Virus Warning - coming sooner or later!

I thought you would want to know about this e-mail virus. Even the most advanced programs from Norton or McAfee cannot take care of this one. It appears to affect some born prior to 1970

1.. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice. "Done that!"

2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail ! "That too!"

3. Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person.. "yep!"

4. Causes you to send it back to the person who sent it to you. "Aaha!"

5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment. "Well darn!"

6. Causes you to hit "SEND" before you've finished. "Oh, no not again!"

7. Causes you to hit "DELETE" instead of "SEND.." "And I just hate that!"

8. Causes you to hit "SEND" when you should "DELETE." "Oh No!"

"Hmmm.....Have I already sent this to You, or did you send it to me?"

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CADDYBROWN 1/17/2013 5:28AM


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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/17/2013 12:07AM

    emoticon been there done that!

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LYN-EDWY 1/16/2013 9:30PM

    So true, so true.



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BOOKWERME 1/16/2013 1:05PM

    Glad you all are enjoying this. emoticon

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WHOVIANGIRL23 1/16/2013 10:59AM

    Haha, I'm young and I still have that problem.

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/16/2013 10:41AM

    LOVE IT!!!! I can so identify with all of those!!

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CELEST 1/16/2013 8:55AM

    Ha ha ha as you said....coming sooner or later or even arrived some time back. emoticon

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