Saturday, January 19, 2013
The following article is long but very interesting. Since reading it and doing what it says with the onions none of us have been sick. I don't know if it is because of the onions or that we just haven't gotten infected by any "bugs". In addition to the article one of my co-workers also heard the same information on a talk show.
ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!
PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS
I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.
Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.
"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.
Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.
Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.
Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
Please pass this on to all you love and care about.
Monday, May 14, 2012
First off I want to say I hope all you mothers had a great Mother’s Day yesterday.
I had a very busy and emotional weekend. We left Norfolk Thursday (5-10-12) morning to head to Colorado for my son’s graduation from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO on Friday. We checked into out room Thursday evening. Bethannie and I promptly changed and headed to the pool/whirlpool area for a while.
Friday morning we got dressed and headed to the school for the graduation. While sitting outside in the commons area waiting for the ceremony to start we noticed snowflakes falling. There wasn’t a lot of snow but just a few flakes here and there. The ceremony took 2.5 hours by the time they got all the diplomas handed out in 3 different degree areas. After the ceremony, the group of us headed to Casa Bonita’s for lunch to celebrate the graduation. It was an interesting place but I wasn’t impressed with the service that we got while we were there. After lunch we all headed to Trevor’s place to hang out until having supper. Trevor’s former Big Brother from the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program took the group of us (13 people total) out for supper to celebrate Trevor’s graduation. The restaurant was really nice. My daughter started looking at the menu to see what she was going to order. She leaned over to me and said she didn’t know what to do as she has never seen prices like there was on that menu. I told her to pick something out and order it, don’t look at the price. We all had a great time, good food and great conversation while at the restaurant. We then headed back to the motel and headed to bed.
The next morning we did it all over again. We got dressed and headed to the chapel a couple blocks from where the graduation was held the day before. The chapel was small, intimate and beautiful. There were 3 cadets that were being commissioned that morning. Trevor was the first of the 3 to be commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the army. He took his oath then his dad and I were asked to come to the front of the chapel to “pin” his bars on his shoulder. After we finished that we took our seats and his older brother Sean a member of the Army National Guard came forward dressed in his Class A uniform to give Trevor his first salute and to receive a coin from Trevor. After the other 2 cadets were commissioned we all went to the side room for a reception. Trevor was given a large place with the commissioning certificate. Each newly commissioned Lieutenant had a separate table with their certificate and some candid pictures from their 4 years in the ROTC. When the reception got over, my sons and their dad and sister left. My son had a few graduation parties for some of his friends to attend and then had a party of his own scheduled that evening. My husband, daughter and I went to the Coors brewery for a tour. After the tour we met my husband’s cousin for lunch. When we got through with lunch we all headed up the mountain to Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave and museum. We got there late so really didn’t have a lot of time to look at the stuff in the museum but spend quite a bit of time at the gift shop. While we were there the clouds came in so we couldn’t even see Golden at the base of the mountain. We decided to head down before it got dark in addition to the fog. We stopped for supper and headed back to the motel. It was almost 9:30 so we quickly headed to our room to change and go to the pool. They ended up leaving the pool open later as it was supposed to close at 10 but we didn’t leave until almost 10:30 to head to the room and download the pictures from the camera and start packing for the trip home.
The next morning we packed the car but before heading home we went back to Golden to get pictures of the outside of the chapel and some pictures of the creek running by the Golden Hotel in Golden. This is a beautiful area with a walking trail along each side of the creek and several areas for sitting to watch the flowing creek. We took pictures there and then got in the car to head home. At this time I wanted so much to stay there with my son but couldn’t as I had to get back to work today and he has to pack so he can leave Thursday to take his dad back to Little Rock on his way to Augusta, GA for his communications training before heading to his first duty station at Ft Polk, LA. Overall it was really nice weekend even though there were a few very stressful times over the weekend.
Take care every one and have a great week.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Yesterday 3/20/12 was my daughters first soccer game of the season. It was a home game and they played on the new turf at Veterans Memorial fields here in town. It was the first time the girls played on the new astro turf. My daughter was apprehensive about playing on this new field but has decided that it was all right after all. The girls played a great game and won 4-0 in their season opener. My daughter had a good game although she didn't have much to do as the rest of the team kept the ball away from the goal most of the game. She did have a couple really good drop kicks during this game. The one drop kick she kicked at the 8 yard line and when the ball hit the turf it was on the other end of the 50 yard line and landed on about the 38 or 39 yard line for the opposing team for about a 53 yard kick.
Today I stopped by the motel for my paycheck and the evening clerk told me that there was a really nice article in the paper about yesterdays game and asked if I wanted it. I said of course so she went and got the sports section and gave it to me. There were 3 articles in the paper about Lutheran High soccer. One about the boys game which they won also, one about the senior girls and 10 returning letter winners and the third article was about the girls game and their win.
The following is a small portion from the article about the girls win and my daughter the keeper for the team:
While the Lutheran High offense controlled the ball through most of the game, Eagle keeper Bethannie Buckels made sure the Knights didn’t cash in on their chances. Buckels pitched a shutout, recording six keeper saves — none more thrilling than her save with just under eight minutes left.
After the ball bounced around in front of the net, Buckels managed to punch it away. But it found the leg of a Knight attacker, who pushed it right back at Buckels. The sophomore managed to nab it out of the air to secure the shutout.
“Our defense was doing a great job because they didn’t have to do too much, but our offense was also doing a great job of playing defense right away. If they lost the ball, they would fight to win it back right away,” Jabs said. “Bethannie is a very good goalie. She stopped a couple goals . . . and I credit my defense a lot. They challenge the ball.”
The rest of the article can be found at www.norfolkdailynews.com/sports/lhne
Needless to say I am a very proud mom right now as she did a great job last night at the game even though she doesn't think she did anything. I was also informed by one of the other mom's (and a high school classmate of mine) that the Wayne State Nebraska soccer coach was sitting in the stands watching the game. I told Bethannie about this and she said that the coach was probably watching the Juniors and Senior players. I said no matter who she was there to watch I will bet you that after watching Bethannie drop kick the ball 53 yards she made a note to be watching this player for the next couple years.
The next game is on Tuesday in Grand Island. I am planning on taking the day off work that day and taking my mom to court for the ticket she got after her car accident then when finished with that head to my best friends house to pick her up and take her on to the game with me. While there I will be meeting up with another friend that had kids in gymnastics with my oldest daughter and that used to work at the motel with me until she got married an ended up moving to Grand Island. I think the afternoon and evening will be a lot of fun and I will enjoy having a day off since I am currently back on the schedule at the motel because the person they hired to replace me hasn't worked out. I worked last weekend and am on the schedule for the next 2 weekends to fill in and train the new person that they have hired to take over the position.
Well take care everyone and have a great weekend.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I woke up this morning excited as this was homecoming day for my son. I got ready and left for work taking my daughter with me as we figured it wasn’t worth taking her to school and then go pick her up in an hour or so. We were turning off Norfolk Ave to head south to the office when the car in front of me slowed down and stopped instead of adjusting her speed and merging with the oncoming cars on the south bound street that we were entering. After the car passed the car in front of me started moving again so I began moving also. I then looked over my shoulder to make sure it was clear for me to enter the southbound street when I heard my daughter screamed “mom”. At that same time we hit the car in front of us as she saw the other car coming so she stopped even though she could have gotten on the street with no problem. I was turned and so upon impact the side of my head hit the door frame. I then looked over at my daughter who was holding her forehead and crying. I asked her a couple more times if she was ok and she finally said yes she was. I restarted the car and pulled it over on the shoulder to get it out of the lane of traffic. I then got out and looked at the front of my car and the back of the other driver’s car. The other driver came up to me and I said “you started moving”. She responded with “I needed to yield to the other car”. I didn’t say anything more about that but when she said there wasn’t that much damage I told her that we still needed to all the police and file a report. I then called the police. After I got done with that I called work and my husband to tell them about the accident. While I was waiting for the police to get there one of my drivers stopped. I asked him if he could take my daughter to the office for me and he said yes so she got out of my car and got in his pickup and they left. A little later my husband got there. He looked over the car. I told him what happened, asked if he thought we should have the car checked over before heading to Lincoln with it. He said that we probably should and that he would do that while I was at the office. I told him that I had sent our daughter on to the office with the driver but that I thought she was going to need an appointment with the chiropractor. He then left to go check on our daughter and I told him that I would call to see if she could get in before we left for Lincoln. I got her an appointment and then called my husband again and asked him if he could contact the insurance to report the accident and find out if we had medical coverage to cover the chiropractic appointment. After getting my car information and (of course a ticket) from the officer I headed on to the office.
About 9:45 I left the office and headed to the chiropractors office to be there with my daughter while she was being checked out and then head on to Lincoln as I had an appointment at 1 pm to get my partial adjusted again before heading to the air base for the homecoming. We didn’t get out of Norfolk until almost 11 am which was cutting it short getting to the dental college for my appointment. I was actually about 5 minutes late which wasn’t bad. I was in the dental chair until almost 3 while the student did the adjustments on my lower partial (which feels much better now). When we left the dental college we went to Amigos to get some food as we didn’t have time to get any lunch before the appointment for my teeth. I sent my daughter in to get our food and I was planning to call my son’s friend, Jeff, to make sure I knew exactly where I needed to go. It was about 3:20 so I felt we had 25 minutes before my son’s plane landed. While I was looking for the phone number he called me. He asked if we were at the base. I told him no we were getting some food and he replied, “The plane just landed”. I got out of the car, headed into Amigos and told my daughter to cancel the food the plane just landed. She came out, got into the car and we started to head for the base. We hadn’t gotten out of the parking lot then she said, “They have our money”. I stopped, she got out of the car and ran back into Amigos and came back out with the refund and we headed to the base. As we were heading to the across Lincoln I called Jeff again to have him talk me through where I needed to go. I got to the base and told the guard why we were there and he said to follow the white pickup in front of us. We got to the parking area when my son texted me asking if we were there. My daughter texted him back and told him that we had just pulled in. We got out of the car and headed to the hanger to find him. My daughter went to look in the seating area while I watched the soldiers coming in the door to watch for him to come in. When I finally spotted him I gave him a huge hug, then my daughter came and hugged him. We then walked over to the seating area to see about getting some seats but they were all taken so we ended up standing through the homecoming ceremony. After the ceremony was over we went out so my son could find his gear and headed to the cars. We got his stuff out of our car and he took it to Jeff’s car and they headed to Omaha so he could get his new car. My daughter and I got in our car and headed back to Amigos to get some food since we hadn’t had anything to eat yet. After eating we got gas for the car and headed home.
I have a bit of a knot on the side of my head and my shoulders are tight but otherwise I am doing well after the day that I had. My daughter is doing ok also. I have an appointment with the chiropractor in the morning to get checked out after the accident and he wants to see my daughter again after her adjustment this morning.
Needless to say the best part of the day was seeing and giving my son a huge hug and having him back in Nebraska after almost a year in Afghanistan.
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