Friday, February 14, 2014
I get these cool articles from the Israel21c website. Recently I received a link to an article about eating a bigger breakfast. After reading that, I did a search and got these additional links on various research being done on obesity -
Researchers find regular high-fat meals can prevent obesity
Nobesity helps the overweight shed pounds in small bites
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I read an article today - after I had already maxed out my SparkPoints for articles to read (so I can click on this tomorrow and get my SparkPoints then...).
From the article "How Much Protein Do I Really Need?" by Becky Hand:
"Diagnosing a protein deficiency requires a complex nutritional assessment, physical assessment and lab testing. A low protein intake can occur for an extended period of time—long before signs and symptoms of deficiency develop. Signs of protein malnutrition include edema (swelling in the feet, ankles and legs), anemia, fatigue, hair loss, changes in nail condition, diarrhea, muscle wasting, dry skin, thinning of skin with skin breakdown (ulcers and wounds), a weaker immune system and infections. When these symptoms are experienced, the deficiency is already at a dangerous level and can quickly lead to medical complications and death."
I don't have all of these symptoms but I do have many of them. I've known awhile that SparkTracker will say I didn't get enough protein. There are those where I don't feel like eating meat. Soy proteins (as in shakes etc) always make my gut hurt, like someone just kicked my stomach. Some of the other protein shakes are sweetened with artificial sweeteners which give me other problems, or they will use a protein from pork or shellfish which I already know I can't handle (I think I may have gotten one or both in some Asian food I had the day before I had the hives, which I mentioned a few days ago.).
It's like the U2 song - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" but in clean protein that tastes good (not like what Bono was looking for...).
Gonna put some beans on to soak.... yummy! I love beans!?
Saturday, February 08, 2014
I'm on my iphone and not in the mood to type much. Was sitting in church this afternoon and felt neck and chin get itchy "inside" but outside my skin felt hard and swollen. Went to bathroom for a look see and took this photo:
Then took another one about 10 pm this evening. I'll need to save this and add photos. Otherwise iPhone and SP blog don't play nice...
Why do I treat myself like a toxic waste dump? Ohhhh not gonna answer that now. Time for bed. But first, another round of magnesium gel applies topically, and a cup of tea with Nettles, Sage, and Milk Thistle. Triple barrel trifecta.
Arrrgh. SparkPeople uploader rotated everything 90 degrees port!
Apparently I had to rotate everything and then resave?
I don't know what sense it makes to rotate 270 degrees port (left), save, then rotate one more 90 degrees port until it is back where it ORIGINALLY WAS, and save it again. Ahhh the spinning hoops we jump through to make our photos "look right". Or if there is a better way, I don't know it yet.
Time to slime myself again and finish off my tea.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Wednesday, February 5th
Jon, NetApp Blood Drive Coordinator (Wichita, KS)
At this time, 31 people have made an appointment to give blood today and several more have volunteered to serve. Thank you for your support!
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the call for blood donations issued by the Red Cross earlier this month, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donors. Severe winter weather across much of the U.S. has continued to impact the blood supply. Since January, nearly 600 American Red Cross blood drives have been canceled in 26 states, and the result is a shortfall of nearly 20,000 blood and platelet donations.
In Boston, for instance, a little girl named Jacqueline had her open heart surgery delayed because of a shortage of blood. She is not alone. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations are coming in. Jacqueline has become the face of the patients we serve and her story underscores the constant need for blood.
All blood types are needed, but there is an urgent need for types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative.
We still have plenty of appointments available at convenient times for anyone who would like to donate blood. There are appointments available at almost every 15 minute interval from 9:45 to 2:15. If you haven’t made an appointment yet, there is still time! Just click here to schedule your life saving appointment.
Of course, we will be able to accept walk-ins throughout the day. So, even if you don’t make an appointment or you miss your appointment time, if you have some free time, just come on over to the Auditorium. We will happy to accept your donation anytime between 9:30 and 2:30.
Remember, there is no substitute for blood. Your donation could give someone a second chance at life. The need is constant, the gratification instant. Please make an appointment today. Even if you are not in Wichita, you may call 1-800-733-2767 to find your nearest donation site (USA) or go to www.redcrossblood.org .
Also, teenagers 16 and older can donate, with permission of their parent(a) or legal guardian.
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