Monday, August 23, 2010
Marvelous Monday - Core ST & walking.
Does anyone have first-hand experience using the SparkPeople Store pedometer? www.sparkpeoplestore.com/product.cfm
ive=N $18.85 includes shipping.
My Omron HJ112 pedometer is now squeaky clean & shiny, that's the good news. However it no longer functions after taking a spin through the washing machine.
I wanted to start counting my steps again this week beginning Sunday, so on Saturday I went to a CVS pharmacy, a Rite Aid pharmacy, another CVS pharmacy, Target pharmacy, and as a last resort, Walmart pharmacy. No luck on replacing the Omron HJ112 yet. Though there are other CVSes I can check.
I could have bought one for $41.99 at one of the two CVSes (Lifefitness brand but it's the same exact pedometer as Omron HJ112). That's exactly $20 overpriced from what I paid 3 months ago, and could pay again, for the exact same item ordering online ship-to-store from Walmart, no shipping fee but you pick up from the store. www.walmart.com/ip/Omron-Premium-Ped
ometer/3294308 The $41.99 one was at the 3rd stop I made; at the time I was offended at the 20-dollar rip-off price, but now in hindsight it's looking like a bargain.
There are no Walgreens here, but there are Walgreen ads in the Sunday paper, so I have to go to Walgreen's web page and locate where the nearest store is lurking.
I'll reorder online from Walmart only if I have to. Though that WOULD eliminate more wasted gas, time, and nerves from retarded experiences. Saturday was the first and last time I'll ever go in a Rite Aid store; you used to only experience stuff like I did in that store, while watching Saturday Night Live. It is shocking how rapidly our society is deteriorating; and I'm not THAT old. Walmart won runner-up for the retarded award; no surprise there. The other stores were normal with varying degrees of helpfulness to unhelpfulness.
So excuse me while I go to butterflies next to cheer myself up.
IN THE LILIES PART 2
Continuing the series on help for diabetes:
THE EXPERTS SPEAK ON SUGAR AND DIABETES
Type II diabetes usually occurs after the age of forty-five, frequently in overweight people, and ranges in severity from mere insulin resistance to insulin dependence. Occasionally, children are diagnosed with type II diabetes. It frequently can be controlled with diet and exercise. It is diagnosed when two consecutive blood tests taken while fasting reveal that the level of blood sugar is 126 mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter) or higher.
Foods That Fight Disease by Laurie Deutsch Mozian MS RD, page 143
Many of us have heard that if sugar were to attempt now to pass the FDA approval process it would not be approved. The March 1993 issue of the TOWNSEND LETTER FOR DOCTORS gives us an idea as to why this is so. They give a list of ways in which sugar is known to be harmful. The reactions they list are: immune system suppression; mineral imbalance; hyperactivity; rise in triglycerides; reduces defenses against infection; reduces high density lipoproteins; chromium an copper deficiency; cancer of the breast, ovaries, intestines, prostate and rectum; increases fasting levels of glucose and insulin; interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium; weakens eyesight; raises serotonin; causes hypoglycemia; produces stomach over-acidity; increases adrenalin levels; produces anxiety, irritability and difficulty concentrating; aging; alcoholism; tooth decay; obesity; contributes to duodenal and gastric ulcers; arthritis; asthma; Candida albicans (yeast infections); gallstones; heart disease; appendicitis; multiple sclerosis; hemorrhoids; varicose veins; elevates glucose and insulin responses in conjunction with the use of contraceptives; periodontal disease; osteoporosis; decrease in insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance; decrease in growth hormone; increases cholesterol and systolic blood pressure; drowsiness and decreased activity; migraine headaches; food allergies; contributes to diabetes; toxemia during pregnancy; eczema, and it interferes with protein absorption.
PROZAC Panacea or Pandora by Ann Blake Tracy PhD, page 327
There is some evidence that a high consumption of sugar-sweetened foods may lead not only to impotence and premature ejaculation, but to unrealistic sexual attitudes and expectations, strong urges, strange fantasies, and even crimes of sexual violence.
Food And Healing by Anne Marie Colbin, page 300
90 percent of Type II diabetics [are] obese. Even in nondiabetic individuals, large body-fat gains often result in carbohydrate intolerance, higher blood insulin, and insulin insensitivity in body tissues. Progressive insulin insensitivity is now thought to be the main factor in the development of this most common type of diabetes. Many obese diabetics are able to restore normal blood sugar levels simply by achieving ideal body-fat level.
Herbal Defense by Ralph T Golan ND, page 25
The whole problem of sugar was compounded by the low-fat messages we were wrongly bombarded with during the 1980s and 1990s. To make a low-fat product taste good, manufacturers add lots of sugar. Now, in the United States, the aisles in the supermarket are crammed with low-fat or diet cookies and crackers, ice cream, frozen cakes and pies, soft drinks and white bread filled with sugar. The United States has "low-fatted" and "dieted" itself to a raging epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution by Robert C Atkins MD, page 23
American Diabetes Association Peddling Nutritional Nonsense While Accepting Money from Manufacturer of Candy and Sodas
Saturday, August 21, 2010
If I Had My Life to Live Over
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."
There would have been more "I love you's."
More "I'm sorry's"...
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it... live it...and never give it back.
Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who Do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with... and what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, as well as spiritually.
Life is too short to let it pass you by.
We only have one shot at this and then it's gone.
I hope you all have a blessed day.
by Erma Bombeck
(Written after she found out she was dying from cancer.)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Natural Help for High Blood Pressure
Eat Brown Rice To Prevent High Blood Pressure, Lower Heart Attack Risk
Garlic Is Natural Medicine For Treating High Blood Pressure
Potassium Normalizes High Blood Pressure
Take Simple Steps to Avoid High Blood Pressure
Blaming Dietary Sodium For High Blood Pressure Is Too Simplistic; The Real Problem May Be Mineral Deficiencies
Foods And Drinks Sweetened With Fructose Linked To High Blood Pressure
Music Therapy Shows Promise in Treating High Blood Pressure
Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure
Red Grapes "Wonder Cure" for High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure
Yellow Pea Protein Found to Lower Blood Pressure
Celery Juice Every Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay
Excuse Me, That Gas Lowers My Blood Pressure
Eating Onions Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure
Agave Nectar, the High Fructose Health Food Fraud
Q&A: How To Reduce High Blood Pressure And Restore Healthy Cholesterol Levels With Natural Health
Boosting Olive Oil Intake Can Lower Blood Pressure In Men, Study Finds
Dark Chocolate Flavonoids Reduce High Blood Pressure
Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure And Slashes Risk Of Heart Disease
Juice It Up!
Reduce Hypertension with Chocolate, Beets, Oats and Lavender
Celery Works Great for Inflammation, Gout, Cancer, and High Blood Pressure
List of Healing Foods, Herbs, Supplements, Nutrients, and Phytochemicals for High Blood Pressure
Interview Questions: Decker Weiss, NMD, FA.SA. Cardiologist (Naturopathic) (press release)
Hibiscus Tea Significantly Lowers Blood Pressure
Poor Sleep and Lack of Sleep Can Cause Elevated Blood Pressure in Adolescents
Bananas, Raisins and Bran: Let Your Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure
Use Niacin to Treat Hypertension
Slow Breathing Can Transform Your Health
Low Vitamin D Levels Raises Blood Pressure
Studies Show New Information about Blood Pressure
Medicinal Properties Of Sage Revealed
Study Links Hypertension with Vitamin D Deficiency
Live a Healthy Life: Ten Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure
A Daily Dose of Beetroot Juice Can Beat High Blood Pressure
Painkillers Found to Cause Hypertension
Studies Show Reishi Mushrooms Benefit People Stricken With A Variety Of Ailments, From High Blood Pressure To AIDS
Medscape Review Supports Effectiveness And Safety Of New Non-Drug Blood Pressure Treatment (press release)
Celery is an Ancient Healing Food
Common Table Grapes Reduce Blood Pressure, Repair Heart Damage
Miso Soup: A Delicious Bowl Full of Health and Anti-Aging Benefits
Chinese Herb Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces Hypertension
Five Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Using One Great Fruit
The Marvels of Brown Seaweeds on the Human Body
People Who Eat More Protein From Vegetables Tend To Have Lower Blood Pressure
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Well I lost another blog, because I didn't write it in Microsoft Word first, and SP had issues during and freaked out during. WHEN WILL I LEARN!!!!????? So frustrating, you just want to slap yourself, HARD.
The new lesson of the day (that I should have ALREADY learned), is: NEVER click on the link that says "create a new blog entry" unless it's ALREADY in Word, FIRST.
Never click the blog link unless it's already in Word;
never click the blog link unless it's already in Word;
never click the blog link unless it's already in Word . . .
I'm still pissed. But need to move on.
Today is Terrific Tuesday, upper body ST and walking, job hunting, then errands.
I didn't cook this weekend like I usually do, so I am reminded that today is Tuna Tuesday and I have no tuna salad made, which I need to do so I can put it on top of my organic lettuce on sale from Safeway. If you have a Safeway near you, they are having a fantastic sale on the huge, 16oz tubs of organic prewashed Spring Mix and Baby Spinach lettuces, only $4, and today is the last day of the sale.
Last night I scored some albacore tuna for 79 cents a can at Magruders with good 2013 dates; and was very pleased to find the Safeway I stopped at out of organic on sale lettuce, which means I got 2 rainchecks that are good for three months. Yippee!, because no way can I stock up now without wasting it before it goes bad, the containers are huge especially for one person, even if I eat it for lunch & dinner everyday. So I actually prefer a raincheck, it lets me continue to have the sale at my convenience whenever I wish. Just think, $4 organic salad at Thanksgiving. Wow! Tonight when I'm out on errands I will definitely swing by other Safeways that are on my route, and attempt to get more organic lettuce rainchecks.
I did the math and albacore tuna salad on organic salad with all the trimmings is less than $2.
In my Aug 12 blog I told you about receiving Pioneer Woman's blog by email (or RSS if you prefer), and that she gives away Kitchenaid stand mixers. I hope those of you who are interested signed up, as she's giving away three Artisans today.
Last night when I got home and put stuff away, I could no longer ignore the fact that my plastic bag full of plastic bags was overstuffed and overflowing. So during watching TV on the computer last night, I went through boxes of papers looking for car title, folded laundry, emptied the plastic bags and went through them all, folding the good ones and bagging the rejects for recycle trash; and fished out the coupons out of double Sunday paper pack I got last night. Tonight I'll be peeling a 5lb bag of organic carrots, searching for car title, and clipping coupons, while listening to Patrick Quillen's CD on beating cancer with nutrition (see below).
Speaking of Thanksgiving, have you considered Thanksgiving is only 3 months away? And Rosh Hashanah is even closer; 3 weeks. The Jewish holidays are 'early' this year.
UPDATE ON MY SISTER: Forewarning don't read this if you don't want to hear about cancer.
Recap: She is 51, a believer, two children still at home 10 & 11, has squamous cell carcinoma pelvic cancer that spread into her abdominal cavity prior to discovery. They took out what they could the rest is inoperable stage 3 as of Dec 2009. As of her birthday 7/28/2010 she has exhausted her traditional treatment options, with her last PET scan showing new spots, and was considering an experimental clinical trial for hopeless cases.
So I talked to her this past weekend and yes Linda is going ahead with the clinical trial. I wasn't surprised, but my heart dropped when I heard this. Although I have planted many seeds, she hasn't been open to pursuing alternative treatments. Like God who granted mankind free will to make choices even if they are evil ones, I have to respect her right to choose. I would never do chemo myself. 70% of docs do not choose chemo for themselves or their family. Because they know it doesn't work. But I don't understand how she can still hold out hope for experimental traditional medicine, when traditional cut/burn/poison already hasn't worked. This means 8 more weeks of the cancer growing while she subjects herself and her weakened immune system to a new poison.
THE GOOD NEWS IS she is now open to alternative cancer therapy. Last weekend she told me about some weird-sounding Hallelujah Diet from 'Hallelujah Acres' which immediately raised my suspicions; I have to check that out and steer her clear if necessary. (I will check for her because she has never learned to use email or the internet because she lives in the middle of nowhere and has intermittent dial up - a case in point why living in the boonies is not a lifestyle choice I'll ever make willingly.) I only believe in seeing MDs/NDs, not quacks.
It is my personal belief that aspartame and synthetic thyroid medication caused my sister's cancer. (In concert with environmental toxins.) She has been on synthetic thyroid meds for 35 years. Read Dr. John Apsley, Dr. Mark Starr, Dr. Tennant and others, on the dangers of, and cancer connection to, synthetic thyroid meds (also heart disease, read Dr. Broda Barnes' amazing clinical study). I am strongly opinionated that if you are like the overwhelming majority of people who have no physical problem taking natural thyroid then it's in your best interest to do so; get off synthetic as soon as you can replace it with natural desiccated - yesterday. Immediately. Regarding synthetic, It doesn't matter the type or label or name, it doesn't matter generic vs. brand name of synthetic thyroid meds. SYNTHETIC DOES NOT PROVIDE T3. It matters that you get off them. For more information SparkMail me.
Drs. Starr and Apsley are students of Dr. Barnes.
Hypothyroidism Type 2, The Epidemic, by Mark Starr, MD
Subtitle: Hypothyroidism Type 1, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Dry Skin, Weight Gain, Menstrual Problems, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol.
Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, by Russell Blaylock, MD
*Minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
*Increase the benefits of your treatment program
*Fortify your immune system
*Maintain strength and vitality
I claim Dr. Blaylock as a mentor of mine. You know the joke line about being "a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon"? Well Dr. Blaylock actually is; Dr. Blaylock is a board-certified neurosurgeon, and brain expert.
Beating Cancer with Nutrition, by Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS
Subtitle: Optimal nutrition can improve outcome in medically-treated cancer patients.
It has a CD and a cookbook included with it.
During her 8 weeks I'll be doing as much reading as possible.
PRAYER REQUEST & THANK YOU
My heartfelt thanks go out to each of you who have prayed for my sister. I have received many page comments, blog comments, goodies and SparkMails which you will never know how much each one means to me.
I very much so crave your prayers for my sister. IF YOU BELIEVE IN HEALING, if you know Jehovah Rapha I ask for your prayers for my sister.
Isaiah 53:4-5 AMP
Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Marvelous Monday - core ST, walking, a million errands in addition to job hunting, car title search continues, some housecleaning to do.
First the good food news before the bad food news.
If you have a Safeway near you, they have a special that ends tomorrow Tuesday 8/17 on the large (huge!) 16oz containers of organic prewashed Spring Mix lettuce, Baby Spinach, etc. At $5.99 regular price it's a good deal. 6 bucks makes MANY large salads, as it's a huge container; but it's currently on sale and at 4 bucks wow it's unbelievable. So get some today and tomorrow, and have salad as your main course, add tuna salad or chicken strips or taco meat on top or vegetarian bean mix, whatever floats your boat, on top. It does last past the stated date on the lid, plus is soooo convenient fast and easy, and for the last month or so the country of origin has been USA only (check tho b4 you purchase as it may be a different shipment at your store). So this is a wonderful WONDERFUL sale and personally I'll be eating mostly salads for lunch and dinner the next two weeks.
And actually that's a very good thing after reading the following article, since I don't have a farmer I know to act as a personal meat supplier, nor do I have the freezer to keep a quarter (or half or whole) of a beef in. I have no desire - and a looooong way to go - to becoming vegetarian, but this article is absolutely ruining my appetite for meat, and might make me change my mind about vegetarianism real quick.
Mike Adams states, "U.S. beef is now being made from cloned cows "resurrected" from the DNA of dead cows. This "Frankenburger" meat could be in your fast food right now, and it's FDA approved. Read these startling revelations in my story about the cloned beef industry:"
So many times lately, being aware of what is going on behind the scenes is turning my stomach and giving me a low opinion of mankind. Never more so in the food industry, yes. But, similar moral pygmy situations seem to be epidemic and not limited to any one industry nor country. Unfortunately. Seems to be comprehensive, ethically, politically, etc.
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
Heal the world, Lord; heal the world. Maranantha.
When the darkness comes in like a flood, light a candle, and think on the "these things" things; is it true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think on these things. Don't be an ostrich; be informed, be aware, "The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it". So yes we are to see the danger, be informed, and be aware; but then do the next right thing, overcome evil with good such as go meet and greet your local farmers, and think on the "these things".
And I'll close my blog back on a positive note again by continuing the series on help for diabetes:
THE EXPERTS SPEAK ON SUGAR AND DIABETES
Type 2 diabetes is strongly associated with a lack of exercise and a poor diet—one that's low in fiber and high in sugar, fat, and animal products. It develops slowly, usually over several years, and rarely produces dramatic symptoms. For this reason, many people with type 2 diabetes have no idea that they are sick. In fact, the American diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that only half of Americans with type 2 diabetes have been diagnosed.
Blended Medicine by Michael Castleman, page 232
Although no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) has been established for chromium, at least 200 mg each day appears necessary for optimal sugar regulation. Chromium levels can be depleted by consuming refined sugars or white flour products, and by lack of exercise.
Encyclopedia Of Natural Medicine by Michael T Murray MD Joseph L Pizzorno ND, page 418
Nearly 15 million Americans have to contend with this condition. Excess sugar in the blood damages the arteries and veins and can lead to fatal heart disease and stroke. (The death rate for middle-aged people with Type 2 diabetes is twice that of middle-aged people who do not have it.)
Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb, page 212
Excessive consumption of sugar has recently been identified by some researchers as the single most important dietary risk factor for heart disease in women.
Reversing diabetes by Julian Whitaker MD, page 124
...the pesticides and chemicals sprayed on cane and beet sugar and the chemical bleaching process used to make "white" sugar are potentially hazardous; we are not advised about this on sugar packages or food labels.
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson M Haas MD, page 463
American Diabetes Association Peddling Nutritional Nonsense While Accepting Money from Manufacturer of Candy and Sodas
Have a great week everyone, and eat organic salad!
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