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POLITICAL and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Please click the link - especially those of you who recognize and "hate" the site it comes from. Or, if any of you could possibly still be undecided, please click it and read it.


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/31/2012 10:12PM

    Thanks, Somehow I had missed some of this info.

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Was I Waiting for This to Happen?

Saturday, July 07, 2012

In the link is what I typed about my prediabetic A1C. My fasting glucose and one hour post-meal readings are not bad - but my sugar feeding frenzies pushed my blood sugar WAY up high, and that's how the A1C became elevated.

You can buy a home A1C test kit for about $20, for 2 tests, or ask your Dr. to order a lab test. You don't need a glucose meter for this test - everything is in the kit.

I bought a glucose meter and started testing myself to learn just how different foods affect me. There are videos on youtube showing how to do the testing.


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/31/2012 10:10PM

    I need to buy one of these kits.

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POORGIRL_DIET 8/29/2012 10:44AM

    I have recently found out that I was a diabetic hun and have been in denial for the past year! It happens to us all. Hope you are well. Back sparking as usual and loving it.

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NSTARSMITH 7/7/2012 6:31PM

    Yeah, the old denial was at it with you! But dang it if that's what it is taking for you to wake up and get going, so be it! At least you are alive and well as well as awake!!! You get your Spark on any way you think you can sustain!

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DIANE7786 7/7/2012 11:09AM

    You weren't waiting for it to happen. No one thinks it can happen to them. The good news is healthy eating and exercise can keep it from getting worse.

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POLITICAL Heard this morning

Monday, December 12, 2011

President Obama said "When you judge me, don't compare me with the Almighty, compare me with the ALTERNATIVE."


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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/15/2011 10:10AM

    I'm not a voter who bases my vote on a single or couple of push button issues so voting is complicated for me. The GOP field is pretty bleak this year. I don't like sex scandals so I would not be able to vote for Newt Gingrich. He is another Bill Clinton - a serial whore monger. If a man's wife can't trust him neither can I. Clinton might be a very charismatic man but he isn't trustworthy. For my individual preferences Ron Paul is the best choice on the GOP side followed by Mitt Romney. But I don't think Obama has made that many mistakes and will wait to see the final agenda of both final contenders. The bottom line is which is the best choice for me and my family.

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ERINMARIE424 12/13/2011 9:22PM


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-LINDA_S 12/13/2011 6:02PM

    What if there is no reasonable alternative? Have you seen some of those bozos? Love the quote, though!

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I have a gazillion topics floating around my brain, and each one could be a blog:

Distress when I read of the extremes people go to, to eat healthy, spending exorbitant $$ to do it, when they can't even pay their rent. My hub.'s point of view is, it's understandable, if they see their health as a wiser investment than their rent. (food does come first in the list)

The particular person I'm thinking of was a student, who was posting on SP 2 years ago.

I'm on a great tiny Sparkteam, where I can talk about all this (Grain Free), but I suppose blogging might be more appropriate. The same student, 2 years ago, wrote that she planned to soak all grains for 10 hours before cooking, to reduce phytic acid. . . . that seemed outrageously dire to me.

I confuse 2 people all the time: Dr. Mercola and Weston Price. Mercola is an alarmist and a scammer, and Weston Price's ideas are moving to the forefront . Even Dr. Mercola makes sense sometimes, and Weston Price has seemed "way out" to me. No one gets it all right.

Some of the "trees" that make me lose sight of the "forest:" advanced glycation end products, or A.G.E.'s; nitrates/nitrites in processed meats (bacon, bacon, bacon) but they're in our vegetables, too so WT____?; that thing in potato chips and many foods, that caused alarm a fews years back (oh, yes - acrylamide); the omega 6:3 ratio;

. . . .disagreement over which has the larger carbon footprint: traditional beef or grass-fed. I do pay attention to environmental concerns. Any kind of beef has a carbon footprint way, way greater than everything else to eat, except lamb. (will post this when I can).

IF I had a condition that required me to eat a certain way, that would take priority and I wouldn't be so "all over the place" in my views. But, I have accepted that this is how I am - forever the skeptic, the questioner.

When it all gets to be too much, I have found, if you post in the SP nutrition message board, an expert will give you the current mainstream viewpoint. Sometimes I ask for that. But usually, I'll be out on the fringe, because that's where tomorrow's truth is, if you can find it!

emoticon "Productive Procrastination" (You should see what I'm avoiding!)

The Procrastination Equation, by Piers Steel, PhD

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/15/2011 9:53AM

    I can so relate to the expense of food. Food is a necessity and should be cheaper. A large part of my budget is food as it is important to my health to eat right. I have medical conditions that make it imperative. It would be much cheaper to just be able to fill up with cheap bread and pasta but comas and E.R.s are expensive. LOL. People like us can't eat cheap grains. So I think your hubby is pretty perceptive for a man. As we know men are often cheap so you must have gotten a good one. LOL. You are very clever as well.

I can't stand Dr. Mercola. He is a kook. He is right on some things though, like you said, but I would imagine everyone is.

I tend to think the problem is too many junky carbs and I will have a hard time getting past that because you can prove it to yourself with your own labs. n

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SEACRONE 11/3/2011 7:41AM

    Being questioning and skeptical is a good thing. If it weren't for that we would all be like robots and not be open to new ideas... like "the world is round".

No matter what your "stand" is on anything you will find a host of "experts" in every field who will persuasively argue the point on both sides, so it's good to take a step back and filter out what is relevant to your life, and what rings true to you and then let the rest go whilst still keeping an open mind to new information.

Remember X Files... "Trust No One!" emoticon

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Funny - Serious Cartoon Ad

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The video is called Back to the Start. Music The Scientist, by Coldplay, performed by Willie Nelson.


And yes, according to Mr. Google, Chipotle used to be owned by McDonalds.

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FATHINSN 7/7/2012 10:10AM

    Wow, I was speechless in the end of the video, it was big impact!

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    I've never been to a Chipotle. It's hard to believe that McD's would own a healthy food place. LOL.

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SEACRONE 11/3/2011 7:25AM

    The title of that video is "Back to the Start" - music by Willie Nelson. So you could do a search for that on YouTube if the copy/paste thing won't cooperate.

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SEACRONE 11/3/2011 7:21AM

    is this the ad you are talking about?


can't make that clickable here

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-LINDA_S 11/2/2011 7:23PM

    It's sad when everything is owned by a few giant corporations, Almost as sad as factory farming. I'll keep my eye out for that ad, though.

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