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Did Mozart Die From Eating Pork?

Monday, July 09, 2012

And here I was, wondering when Pigs Will Fly... guess that is the viruses which fly, from pig to humans - article states the CDC reports over 100new viruses come to USA via pork coming in from China! Eewwww!

I already had my opinions about not eating pork but reading this article pretty much seals the deal for me.

Was really bummed about Mozart, though...

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MJ7DM33 7/10/2012 9:13PM

  Thank-You very much for sharing!!!

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    very interesting! thanks for posting ...gotta show this one to DS & DH both of whom love pork and ham

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GAYLLYNNE 7/10/2012 3:14PM

    I haven't eaten red meat for 25 years. When I see these things it just makes me happy that I am on the road I've chosen.

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LESLIELENORE 7/9/2012 11:36PM

    I tend to eat locally raised and butchered pork if I am going to eat it, but I prefer chicken anyway, so I don't eat much pork anyway. Poor Mozart!

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Moringa Oleifera - Miracle Tree

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Interesting captioned video on Youtube about the moringa oleifera

Jumped/"ran" 20 minutes yesterday afternoon using the Wii Fit Plus "free Run" program - and kind of on my own did the run/walk thing (didn't have a watch on and got distracted not paying to the on screen timer...)... but did it on my rebounder. Was surprised I basically lasted all 20 minutes running in place on the rebounder (less tiring than on the street). But tonight... I conked out and then woke up 20 minutes later, as if I'd merely had a nap!! Came downstairs to eat a bowl of greek yogurt mixed with beef gelatin and some Bragg's liquid Aminos so maybe the aching in my legs will settle down...

*yawn" 1:15 am, need to get some sleep as the Blood Drive is tomorrow 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at 37th & Rock Road... come by and walk in for blood donation (if you haven't already done so in the previous 52 days or however long it has to be, between whole blood donations.).



(June 28)

I keep forgetting to mention this... but you know how we have all these ads on SparkPeople for the Acacia videos - the samples we can see (Qi Chong, Pilates etc), the discount for their purchases?? Remember the green tree icon they use for their logo? The name "Acacia" is the Spanish language name for the same type of tree, the Moringa Oleifora. Check out the weblink above, under "Costa Rica" "Cuba" (evidently it is known by other Spanish language names in the other countries).

Another website with a somewhat clearer photo of the tree - although it's not been as carefully pruned as how I've seen it in places like DisneyWorld's "Tomorrowland"

but at the bottom of the page, it also mentions other names being "Acacia Blanc" (and I believe "Blanc" means White?

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JULESJ1OK 6/28/2012 3:44AM

    Wow that was an interesting video on Moringa, I'll have to check to see if it is available in our area. I have been learning all I can about holistic and alternative medicine for the illness I live with and I am considering taking Pharmacology to learn all that I possibly can. I have a friend who lives in Enid, Oklahoma who used to harvest herbs and barks from the area for a Pharmaceutical company who is now retired but he may have heard of Moringa. I would love to get a seedling...the climate seems pretty close to ours so growing it might be possible. Thank you for sharing.

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JILLYBEAN25 6/28/2012 3:34AM

    That video was very interesting. I'd never heard of that tree before.

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Saturday Night 6.23.2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

After sundown, we went to the free movie in the park (which is hosted once a month by our community - no advertising outside the area, so shhhhh keep it on the down-lo!!)...

The City Dudes never thought about the 1 in 10 of any given population who have any amount of hearing loss - from mild to severe, and didn't bring a remote so they could toggle the captioning on the player. So, oh well, I tried to follow but the movie is an animated thing, not all cartoony, but enough that I couldn't lipread. Of course I was up close to screen so then I very well couldn't just amuse myself checking out all my Sparkling Blogs and articles and all of that, because my phone screen would be too distracting to everyone behind me.

Grrr husband yapping about movie. Anyway time is about to run out before the midnight hour. So anyway. I skipped out on the movie and walk ran home as part of my rookie pookie running program. Didn't have my timer walk and I'd already eaten two small bags of free greasy popcorn, so that kinda messed up my run. It was just under 20 minutes but I wasn't as familiar with that route (I rarely go to that park from my house.). Plus I needed the loo, I had two shirts on (both heavy cotton), it was humid, but thankfully a bit gusty and after dark so it wasn't too hot! I broke a sweat though, killing off some cells!

Woo hoo!

I'm gonna send this now, and edit as needed after midnight...


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JANNEPERRY 6/24/2012 5:23PM

    You're right about it being a well kept secret as I probably only live a couple of miles south from you and I've never heard about it!

Good for you starting your running program. The walk/run combo is a great safe way for most people to start out. Have fun! emoticon emoticon

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AWOOD1973 6/24/2012 4:12PM

    Good for you!! I have never been to the free movie night. We had plans last night, or we might've checked it out! :)

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JESSIKA_56 6/24/2012 9:41AM

    Sounds fun! What was the movie?

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Another inspiring link - enough with my excuses already...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Here's another "kick-in-my-pants" article from Dr Mercola which I so richly need... A collection of stories (one is the guy I posted here awhile back, disabled vet who go to walk and eventually run just by doing Yogs.), of people to prove one isn't too young, too old, too fat, too disabled (a bad word, should be "differently-abled"!) etc etc. ness/archive/2012/06/22/anyone-can-achieve

Got errands to run, so this isn't much of a blog, sorry.

Have a great weekend!

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SCHECK5 6/22/2012 7:02PM

    very interesting link!!! lots of inspiring stories.

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M77355 6/22/2012 6:52PM

    It sounds so gooood but Mercola says "page not found"

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GONEWLIFE 6/22/2012 12:07PM

    sounds good

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No Bake Protein Balls - recipe from local YMCA

Monday, June 18, 2012

Just found the paper I got from the local YMCA for their recipe for "No Bake Protein Balls". I thought I had posted this online here?? Or maybe I just dreamed it, because when I did a search on SP, it said nothing like this was found. I've yet to try it myself, but want to post it somewhere in case I lose this paper...(it's one of those slips where they copied and pasted the recipe about 4 or 5 times on a regular 8.5"x11" (American) piece of paper and then cut them apart. Kills fewer trees that way but kills more brain cells trying to remember where I put such a tiny slip of paper!

"No Bake Protein Balls" (and I suppose these can be made into other shapes, if one doesn't like ball shapes - you know, ball shapes have that annoying tendency to roll off the edge of the counter and land where the dog or the cat have just been sniffing around on the kitchen floor!! emoticon).


1 cup Protein Powder (Chocolate)
1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (Skippy Creamy - it's gluten free)
1 cup Pure Honey
3 cups Quick Oats (Gluten free option available at Dillon's) (For you out of Kansas, Dillon's is a Kroger affiliate)
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts or Almonds (optional)

Mix Protein, Peanut Butter, and Honey. Stir the Quick Oats in to the mix. Scoop out into small ping pong sized balls. Recipe will make 20-25 servings. Prep time: 10 minutes.

Sweet treats are simple and easy. They offer low calorie quick energy with substance.

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Okay so that's how they wrote it, at the Y, and the comments they (wrote inside parenthesis) were the flavors or brands they used in their kits. They sell a paper bag for around $35 which contains the kit to make these balls - the jar of peanut butter, a bag containing the protein powder, the honey, the oats, a bag of nuts (I think?). And then they have these slips of paper if you don't want to shell out $35 for a kit.

So naturally, we'll use this as a pattern and use our favorite peanut or other nut butters, our favorite nuts, maybe even pimp it up with some dried fruits or chunks of dark chocolate? or use vanilla or other flavoured protein powders?

I haven't yet made it because I just now found the paper in a pile of other cluttered papers that desperately need to be reorganized. But seems to me this would be perfect for summer weather when we just don't feel like baking!!

Here's the link on SparkRecipe -

and the calories seems high when made into 20 balls, but when divided up into 25 smaller balls, the calorie details are a bit better.


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PROVERBS31JULIA 6/23/2012 11:38PM

    As for the calories, recipe says it makes 20-25 (guess it depends on how big or little your ping pong balls are??). The initial calorie workuo was based on 20 balls - so if you plugged in the calories based on 25 balls, they will surely be smaller balls and fewer calories each? And for some, the smaller size might be a better portion (like kids or grand kids or those with small mouths!) .

Just a thought..

Julia who wants to make some too!

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M77355 6/22/2012 6:54PM

    Yum! Sounds great and I'll bet I can get these into G's grandson!

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ALPHASENIOR 6/22/2012 12:39PM

    A wonderful recipe. Its what I need on rushed mornings when I usually eat in the car. I usually have belvita or a granola bar. Now I have a third choice. Thank you.
Having two dogs,once a dog catches something off the table, I have to give one to the other dog. Those shenanigans can really cut into a meal.

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MELROSE13 6/19/2012 7:13AM

    ok so I did make these today...well a version of them, I used Vanilla protein powder ( it doesn't have as much protein as I would have liked but it was what I had) Honey and Natural Peanut butter...then I used the muesli that I had (it also contained some fruit) I left out the nuts because I did not want the extra fat (even though it is a good fat).
They were good, I used it as an after workout shot of protein without having a heavy meal on my stomach.
Though I find them good, and easy to make I do find the 200 calories a piece rather high..except of course on days when I need more calories etc, like today since I had a salad for dinner.
Comes down to the fact that they are good, they contain good fats etc...just know your limits.
I made a small batch so I would not be overly tempted.
Thanks for the recipe!!!! emoticon

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SCHECK5 6/19/2012 6:14AM

    thank for the recipe...i'll have to give it a try!

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WINDSONG~ 6/19/2012 3:22AM

    Interesting, ty

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MELROSE13 6/18/2012 7:23PM

    First off, you made laugh at the rolling off the floor dog would probably catch it in her mouth since she is usually under my feet if I am in the kitchen :)

2nd, THANKS for the recipe..I need a quick protein shot and I think I have all these ingredients handy (I have vanilla prot powder and I will have to use muesli instead of the oatmeal but it should work)
I will let you know how it turns out!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 6/18/2012 6:33PM

    Thank you,those sound good,thank you for posting this. emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 6/18/2012 4:47PM

    Sounds good but 200 calories is a lot for a little ball--I can't see myself stopping at one!

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ECOAGE 6/18/2012 2:11PM

    Sounded good to me and I wanted to see the nutritional stats so I plugged the ingredients into the Spark Recipe Calculator including almonds.
Makes 20
Calories 216.0
Total Fat 9.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 25.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Protein 12.0 g

Comment edited on: 6/18/2012 2:13:40 PM

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JANNEPERRY 6/18/2012 1:53PM

    They are yummy. One of the trainers at the North Y makes them for us every now and then. mmmmm emoticon

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 6/18/2012 1:27PM

    Sounds tasty, Julia!

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