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Dying to Have Known (documentary on alternative cancer therapy)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Interesting, but requires an open mind.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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NATPLUMMER 12/19/2011 8:36AM

    Hmmmm.

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The New Medicine (documentary) & Healthy Aging (Dr. Weil Documentary)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I watched both of these documentaries and really enjoyed them. The New Medicine was originally aired on PBS in partnership with Webdrmd. Dealt with the mind/body connection in maintaining good health and controlling pain. A lot of it was useful info that I'd covered in past college courses. But nice to see that modern medicine is finally seeing the benefits of alternative therapies in dealing with illness and pain.

The Dr. Weil documentary was, in a word, great. I have always admired him and his work. This was a practical overview of ways to stay healthy throughout the years. Even though a lot of the info is known, it's a valuable reminder to see it presented by someone like him.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/4/2012 7:09AM

    Thanks for the info!

I just added them (and some other health-related documentaries) to my instant streaming list with Netflix.

Comment edited on: 1/4/2012 7:12:39 AM

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SKYEFYR 12/21/2011 1:28PM

  I was subscribed to his recipe club for a while, but it never seemed that interesting. I did see him on the Dr. Oz show not too long ago and I just didn't get the impression of "healthy" from him. Glad to see you got something out of the show though.

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PEDIPOD 12/19/2011 9:23PM

    Great health to you, dear friend!

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NANCY- 12/19/2011 6:25AM

    I'll have to check this out after the holidays. The mind/body connection is so important in many aspects.
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TRACYZABELLE 12/19/2011 1:13AM

    Dr Weil is awesome emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 12/18/2011 3:05PM

    I love Dr. Weil!
I go to his site often and go by the advice he gives on many issues.
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NATPLUMMER 12/18/2011 10:13AM

    I'll have to check them out sometime. Thanks!

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Broccoli Diminishes Thyroid Function?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yesterday, my book arrived -Thyroid for Dummies. I've long-suspected my thyroid going kerflooee, starting with this forever plateau. There had to be a reason that I wasn't able to lose any more weight than I had.

Learning some interesting things, including broccoli diminishes thyroid function. Wow, I've been eating a sh...load of it! When we can control some factors, it's such a good thing. Goodbye, broccoli.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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SKYEFYR 12/21/2011 1:30PM

  Gee, I guess subconsciously I already knew about the broccoli. :-)

I picked up a few thyroid books too. We'll have to compare notes once I get a chance to read them. (Probably not till next year though because I just ordered new bifocals - and a second set of just readers - so I can sit for long periods and read. Right now, I get a headache after about 30 minutes.)

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NATPLUMMER 12/17/2011 6:08PM

    Well that sucks.

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MICHELEBROWN5 12/17/2011 4:26PM

  There are many goitrogenic (sp?) out there. They are okay if you cook them, though.

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NANCY- 12/17/2011 3:44PM

    There is so much info out there both good and bad. That's why there's Snopes for all that stuff floating around in emails. It is a shame that there isn't something to verify what is good and what is bad in real life. Gotta love the media hype.... "X" is bad for you... years later... Studies prove "X" is good for you.
Take care of you.
Hugs.

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CELIAMINER 12/17/2011 12:58PM

    I've been hypothyroid for decades, but I'm not giving up my good veggies.

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JLITT62 12/17/2011 12:44PM

    Why not go to a dr & see if you really do have a thyroid problem before ditching something so yummy? Not that I'm a big fan of drs, mind you.

Yrs ago my trainer was convinced I must have a thyroid problem, bu I didn't. It is quite common, tho.

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AZMOMXTWO 12/17/2011 10:41AM

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Foodmatters (Documentary) Also, Niacin Aids with Depression?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Make food your medicine and medicine your food - Hipporates. The film builds on the premise that the human body can heal itself when given proper nutrition.

Lots of good info in this documentary. Also pointed to niacin as being a huge help in dealing with depression.

And I've heard this before - drink water in the morning before intaking anything else. Lots evaporate during the night.

I really enjoyed this health/food/nutrition-related documentary and have five more planned to watch dealing with a healthier lifestyle.

  
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BRTRAINS 12/16/2011 6:40PM

    Hi.. do you have a link for this documentary?
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SKYEFYR 12/16/2011 4:08PM

  I have to ask.... When you grow up, are you going to be a nutritionist? :-) My daughter recently commented about how much I just "know" about nutrition and I had to tell her I owed a lot to my friend Jesse who's always blogging cool information!

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/16/2011 3:18PM

    I always drink a lot of water in the morning. I can feel that dried out feeling.

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REBCCA 12/16/2011 2:57PM

    emoticonI agree with Hipporates

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NATPLUMMER 12/16/2011 9:39AM

    Good info!

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MISSM66 12/16/2011 6:29AM

    very good blog,thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon

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JLITT62 12/16/2011 5:32AM

    That's the first thing I do in the morning - a 12 oz glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice in it. I actually didn't really like lemon juice much, but I've come to enjoy it.

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The Addicted Brain (Book)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just finished reading this book on my Kindle. Written by a MD, it deals with how the brain becomes addicted and mainly concentrates on drugs. But at some points, it does talk about food and other behaviors. Some of the info is basic and learned in college courses, but there's some that is new and novel. For example, it is now thought that there is a correlation of childhood stress and eventually becoming an addict. It also talked about how relapse and withdrawal avoidance are part of the addiction cycle. It helps me understand why I've had so much trouble with sugar and caffeine withdrawals.

Wishing all a great day.

  
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ALASKASKY 12/15/2011 12:43PM

    Will have to check it out. emoticon

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SKYEFYR 12/15/2011 11:36AM

  I appreciate all your recommendations. This one I think will be a real winner. I've already purchased it and it's up on the other screen. :-) Sounds like something I should share with the hubby too.

Thanks!

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NATPLUMMER 12/15/2011 9:44AM

    Insight is a good thing.

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TRACYZABELLE 12/15/2011 3:36AM

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