HOUNDLOVER1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOUNDLOVER1 HOUNDLOVER1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Pushup day and a great thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236082 I ran out of time today because I ran a lot of errands. But I got the most important things in: 30 minutes of walking and 4 sets of 20 (assisted) pushups. My upper body strength needs the most work so that was a start. <BR> Tomorrow I hope to make it to the gym for a real workout. <BR> <BR> A thought that I took from a short essay that my daughter wrote is worth sharing: <BR> <BR> The only fear that is worth having is the fear that I will give up and accept the status quo as something that ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:13:46 EST Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235511 I really needed a rest day. This morning I did not have any sore muscles. I walked the dogs and did a little housework. Then I went for another little walk, all at an easy pace. At night I went to the local pool and did some stretching in the warm pool. My legs feel tired but nothing is uncomfortable. <BR> Tomorrow it's time for more strength training. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:06:59 EST Using my Spark blog as a diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234949 Now that I'm back I decided keep track of what I'm doing with blog entries. Today was a great day. I took several shorter walks/slow jogs for a total of 2 hours with all of the dogs. The weather was perfect, sunny but temperatures only in the low 70's with a nice breeze. <BR> My muscles were barely sore from my 2nd strength training workout that I did yesterday. <BR> Tomorrow I may take a rest day if necessary or head to the gym for swimming or another strength training workout. <BR> I suspec... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:29:26 EST Which presidential candidate supports GMO labeling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045658 This link is to an article that compares Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the issue of GMO's and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). If you are hoping to know what is in your food take a look: <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/judy-frankel/<BR>hillary-vs-bernie-on-fran_b_7638846.html </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:38:34 EST My summer project goes on through the winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042566 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb0f0b59-4115-4619-93b3-99f6af73c1bc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or maybe I should say four little projects have become part of our permanent family. These puppies are from the litter that we bred this summer and they are about 4 months old in the picture, except for the hairy one, that's Grete my husband's German Spitz. The whippet puppies are from left to right: Maia (brindle/white), Strider (brindle), Mulan (fawn) and Abby (fawn). They have kept me bus... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 02:26:56 EST Puppies keep me very busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975658 I realized that my blog on Spark has been neglected for a long time. The reason is that we have had a litter of puppies and all things dog breeding have kept me very busy. So I decided to share my blog about some of what has been keeping me so busy. The link is to the latest blog post but other posts, including lots of puppy pics, can be accessed by clicking on "My Blog". Comments here or on my webpage are always welcome. <BR> <BR> <link>whippetsandducks.weebly.com/my-blog/<BR>breeding-whi... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:40:57 EST Aluminum is toxic - why is it in vaccines? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891448 <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/aluminum-i<BR>s-toxic-to-all-life-forms-so-why-is-it<BR>-used-in-vaccines/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:57:54 EST It's all about corporate profits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886918 Take a look at this and take action: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ZsV7hSzaQ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:35:17 EST Glyphosate testing of USDA certified organic items found contamination for this company http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886170 This is scary news and a good reminder that buying organic is not enough. We need to know and trust the producers of our food. Please read for more info: <BR> <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/tropical-t<BR>raditions-announces-new-glyphosate-tes<BR>ted-program/ </link> <BR> <BR> There are now plenty of factory-farmed USDA certified organic products on the market and they may only be marginally better than conventionally grown products. <BR> <BR> Birgit Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:49:00 EST Legislation in Texas concerning vaccine coersion considered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885406 <BR> <BR> If you live in Texas take note. <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/texas-rush<BR>es-to-medical-tyranny-9-bills-on-vacci<BR>ne-coercion-proposed/ </link> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:37:52 EST Gardasil Vaccine: Spain Joins Growing List of Countries filing Criminal Complaints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885216 <link>healthimpactnews.com/2014/gardasil-v<BR>accine-spain-joins-growing-list-of-cou<BR>ntries-to-file-criminal-complaints/ </link> <BR> <BR> This article explains not only the concerns about the Gardasil vacccine but also how vaccine manufacturers in the US are protected from legal action against them. <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:06:20 EST "First do no harm? movie about ketogenic diet for epilepsy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883307 This is a beautiful story of hope. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyeC9IiFKpw </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:46:58 EST Immune systems in infants, nursing and vaccinations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882468 This is a good explanation by a nephrologist (kidney doctor): <BR> <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2014/doctors-ag<BR>ainst-vaccines-the-other-side-of-the-s<BR>tory-is-not-being-told/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:01:57 EST "Bought" The truth behind vaccines, big pharma and your food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882172 <link>www.boughtmovie.net/free-viewing/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please let your friends and family know about this. Knowledge is power. <BR> <BR> Birgit Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:34:09 EST How being hungry will cost you lots of money - not just for groceries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880847 I heard this story on NPR and thought it was worth passing on. Eat to satiety before you go shopping for anything. It will save you tons of money and that's not limited to food items but any shopping. <BR> <link>sciencefriday.com/segment/02/20/2015<BR>/is-your-empty-stomach-fueling-your-sh<BR>opping-spree.html </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:56:52 EST Do you need a 14-year-old to explain the need for GMO labeling to you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879677 Well here you go, she makes more sense than most adults on the issue and in only about 14 minutes you'll understand the basics of the issue: <BR> <BR> <link>www.upworthy.com/a-14-year-old-expla<BR>ins-food-labeling-in-language-even-con<BR>descending-tv-hosts-should-get-3?c=tkp1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>380</em> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:01:02 EST Conflicts of interest and fraud in medical research http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878167 This is from Chris Kresser's blog: <BR> <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/behind-the-veil-con<BR>flicts-of-interest-and-fraud-in-medica<BR>l-research </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:56:29 EST More info about the danger of statins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878088 This blog includes a link to videos that were considered so "dangerous" for profits by the pharmaceutical industry that they were removed from youtube. But thankfully Dr. Michael Eades put them on his vimeo channel. If you or a loved one are taking statins you need to see this. <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/statin-dru<BR>g-scandal-cholesterol-lowering-drug-re<BR>searchers-start-back-tracking/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:50:20 EST "The greater good" movie and Doctors and Scientists with concerns about vaccines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877514 Here is a lot more info for those people who want it: <BR> The number of physicians and Ph.D.'s who are concerned about over-vaccinating is growing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.greatergoodmovie.org/news-views/<BR>doctors-and-scientists-with-concerns-a<BR>bout-vaccines/ </link> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:38:18 EST Sugar industry and government http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876763 This is something that is not just going on in the UK, they only found out about it there: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>rt.com/uk/231639-sugar-industry-heal<BR>th-scandal/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:45:06 EST More on the vaccine debate and autism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876226 There continues to be new information on this issue that is important for parents and grandparents of young children to be informed about: <BR> <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/dr-russell<BR>-l-blaylock-m-d-the-danger-of-excessiv<BR>e-vaccination-during-brain-development<BR>-link-to-autism/ </link> <BR> <BR> You can hardly do too much research if you are the parent of a young child an it is important to do before being confronted with decision-making at the doctor's office at which ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:41:52 EST Forced vaccinations for kids? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875074 It looks like this may become a common occurrence if <BR> people don't stand up for their rights. The drug companies profit hugely. If you have kids do your research on this issue. Make sure to hear both sides of the debate. <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/children-t<BR>aken-away-from-christian-parents-to-re<BR>ceive-forced-vaccinations/ </link> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:28:31 EST Why are you keeping track of your weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874180 Seems like that is a strange question to ask. But please think about it. <BR> Do you know for sure that you really need to lose weight (or do you just need to lose body fat)? <BR> Do you know that a lower weight would actually be healthier for you? It is important to keep in mind that it is primarily abdominal and visceral (around the organs) fat that is harmful unless you are in the obese category. <BR> Do you think that you will feel better about yourself at a lower weight? <BR> Do you th... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:29:47 EST An experiment of N=8 second installment - Honey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871299 My blog of January 28 needs an update: <BR> My whippet Brio is still hanging in there, actually slightly improved. Brio has been enjoying more walks again, volunteering to go for 2 to our local park yesterday. She was playing and running a little and enjoying all the smells after the long rain we had had. She is eating well and drinking enough on her own. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l178263900.jpg"> <BR> One of our other dogs, Honey, a 15-year-old Beagle, ha... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 14:16:15 EST Medical kidnapping - A growing problem in the US http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871234 Here is more info on this problem. If you are in the group of people who sometimes disagrees with doctors and finds their own, healthier options you need to be aware of this. If you are a parent or grandparent you this is even more important. Because of illegal gag orders by courts some of this info does not make the news. Please share over social media. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>medicalkidnap.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Sat, 7 Feb 2015 12:08:43 EST An experiment of N=8 - my own nutritional research on my dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864900 My dogs are going to be my little research subjects for the next few years. In a way they have been for a long time as observing them has taught me so many things. <BR> No, this is not a tightly controlled, double-blind study. Those cost way too much money and I need all the money I have to feed them well. The study is also not done by someone with a PhD in the medical field or in nutrition, but by me, their owner/pack leader and hopefully best friend. <BR> But it is a step up from my N=1 (sa... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:15:49 EST Is dieting helpful? It depends what you mean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864458 This is primarily a language problem, not a nutrition problem. There is a lot of scientific evidence out there that dieting in the sense of caloric reduction diets for the purpose of weight loss don't work. <BR> But most people do not make a clear distinction between a calorie-restricted diet and a therapeutic diet. <BR> Most of us are not in perfect health, often in part because of previous abuses of food or of food-like substances (processed foods). Some of the damage to our bodies likely... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:32:06 EST What if blaming the obese is blaming the victims? - Peter Attia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863029 This video is about one year old but it is so important that I want to repost it here. It is only about 15 minutes long. Please pass it on to your health care provider and all your friends. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3oI104STzs </link> <BR> <BR> You can also read much of the same content here: <BR> <link>blog.ted.com/2013/06/25/why-our-unde<BR>rstanding-of-obesity-and-diabetes-may-<BR>be-wrong-a-qa-with-surgeon-peter-attia/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:14:23 EST Grocery stores - do we need an alternative? The local food system http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857299 This blog title may surprise you. It may sound pretty extreme to avoid grocery stores in general, but this is exactly what I am considering. There are several reasons: <BR> Much of the food in the center isles of grocery stores is highly processed, and much of it contains GMO foods like corn, soy, sugar or canola oil. Much of the rest is canned items with cans that are lined with BPA (Bishenol A) which is very damaging to human health. <BR> In the produce aisle most of what you find in most ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:49:02 EST Vaccines - Are you sure you want a flu shot? Read about this research http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854396 There is now research comparing vaccinated vs. non-vaccinated people. It's only a small study but enough to suggest that more research would be a good idea. Draw your own conclusions and feel free to discuss: <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2013/study-flu-<BR>vaccine-causes-5-5-times-more-respirat<BR>ory-infections-a-true-vaccinated-vs-un<BR>vaccinated-study/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:31:09 EST Why is nobody talking about this - our government and pesticides? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854252 This is outrages. The US government does not report on what is probably the most dangerous herbicide affecting human health. <BR> This country is controlled by lobbyists until every American speaks up and gets involved. <BR> <BR> Please pass this on on social media as fast as possible. <BR> <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/federal-go<BR>vernment-annual-report-on-pesticide-re<BR>sidues-excludes-glyphosate/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:24:31 EST Glyphosate in feeding tube liquid in very high concentration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852123 The glyphosate disaster seems to never end: <BR> <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2015/glyphosate<BR>-found-in-feeding-tube-liquid-given-to<BR>-sick-children-in-hospitals/ </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:23:22 EST 12 ways to drive GMO's and Roundup off the market http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851876 Please spread this to as many people as you can. With companies like Monsanto working overtime to produce more GMO's for as many foods as they can we don't have time to wait or GMO's will pollute every part of our food system. <BR> If you have little time to read, scroll down to the 12 steps mentioned. <BR> <BR> <link>www.organicconsumers.org/essays/cons<BR>umer-self-defense-12-ways-drive-gmos-a<BR>nd-roundup-market </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:40:07 EST Interview with Dr. Huber about Glyphosate (Roundup) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843909 This video makes it clear that Roundup is far more dangerous than DDT, how it works and what it does. The increase of Roundup has been so great that nobody is even keeping track of how much is being used. Go to minute 27 of the interview linked below. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENmc9kHnvbo </link> <BR> <BR> If you have had enough of Roundup and it's consequences on human health please pass on this information wherever you can. Monsanto is an extremely powerful company world... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:19:08 EST Mosanto's Roundup - why it is everywhere in our food and what it does http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842719 I'm starting the New year with a very urgent issue: <BR> Roundup is everywhere in this country, in most processed foods, in "Healthy whole grains", in mother's breast milk (in amounts far higher than allowed in European drinking water) and in our public parks, yards and driveways where it is used to keep weeds down. While Roundup is meant to only harm plants (and that is what Monsanto claims) it also harms the gut bacteria of people and animals who consume it and causes disease. There are st... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:16:07 EST My Christmas gift to my spark friends - 12 minutes about happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838193 I just listened to this talk for the first time and found it a very good message for Christmas: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 </link> <BR> Birgit Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:57:01 EST A different form of alternative health care - a beacon of hope? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834107 I just heard a report about this website on NPR (National Public Radio) which can be found on their website. It is about crowdmed.com which is a very different way of diagnosing difficult medical problems that people have tried to get help for without success. <BR> I'm curious is anyone has used this. <BR> The basic level is free, several others cost money, but possibly less than many local physicians would charge. <BR> <link>www.crowdmed.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:00:50 EST The local food movement - please help it survive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833939 I don't often get very political, but this one affects our only source of truly quality food other than home-grown: <BR> <BR> <link>action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/sta<BR>nd_up_for_the_local_food_movement_and_<BR>organics_final_comment/?t=2&referring_<BR>akid=1462.278959.bc8QSW </link> <BR> <BR> Please pass this on to as many people as possible if you agree so big business does not win. <BR> <BR> Birgit Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:46:58 EST Why buying organic is not the answer, buying local is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832823 The short answer is this: there is too little oversight by the government to make sure that organic standards are followed by the "organic" factory farms. <BR> Buy from local producers where you can visit the farm whenever possible. <BR> Here is a link to many fly-over photos that show what life really looks like for the animals: <BR> <link>www.cornucopia.org/organic-factory-f<BR>arm-investigation/ </link> <BR> <BR> There are dozens of photos from both poultry and cattle/dairy operation... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:04:45 EST Calorie-focused thinking - can it be harmful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827179 I will let you judge for yourself after reading this journal article: <BR> <BR> <link>journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUp<BR>load/documents/PHN2014-007802_1.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> I thought the table on page 4 (fig.2) was a great summary of the distinction between calorie-based thinking and more nuanced thinking. <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 3 Dec 2014 21:18:22 EST LDL your new best friend - could this be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824269 Yes, you read that right. There is very good scientific evidence that LDL cholesterol is not only not a problem but is actually helpful for good health. <BR> This is a link to Dr. Perlmutter's blog, the author of "Grain Brain". <BR> His blog links to the research study published in the journal "Neurology" that this new information is based on. <BR> Please judge for yourself: <BR> <link>www.drperlmutter.com/ldl-friend/?utm<BR>_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_content=LDLFriend&utm... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:25 EST Glyphosate in Organics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811031 I just found this article today and thought it was worth passing on to as many people as possible: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2014/alert-cert<BR>ified-organic-food-grown-in-u-s-found-<BR>contaminated-with-glyphosate-herbicide/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 5 Nov 2014 01:14:04 EST Should you take L-Carnitine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759307 Here is a good article about it: <BR> <BR> <link>www.drperlmutter.com/re-energize-car<BR>nitine/?hvid=5MHjLS&utm_source=newslet<BR>ter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Carni<BR>tine%20energize&utm_campaign=Carnitine<BR>%20energize&utm_source=DrPerlmutter.co<BR>m+Newsletter&utm_campaign=82f8705a96-C<BR>arnitine_Blog8_12_2014&utm_medium=emai<BR>l&utm_term=0_3e059546f6-82f8705a96-989<BR>35221&mc_cid=82f8705a96&mc_eid=3bd766a551 </link> <BR> <BR> I recently started taking it as I had read of it... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:51:26 EST Is gluten-free a fad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759070 I wanted to share this short video which clarifies some rumors that had started spreading on the internet: <BR> <BR> <link>digestionsessions.com/is-gluten-free<BR>-a-fad/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:21:10 EST Purslane - a wild food that could feed the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745373 Purslane is considered a weed in the United States by most people. But it is also considered a culinary delight by more and more people and it is eaten in many countries around the world. It has a lot of great nutrients and it grows in almost any soil, any climate and it multiplies easily in many ways. Once established it's about as hard to get rid of as morning glory or dandelions, but given that we benefit from eating why would you want to get rid of it? <BR> <link>landscaping.about.com/... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:36:12 EST Free summit - growing your own food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734121 It starts today and all you have to do is sign up and look at the videos every day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>growfoodsummit.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:39:05 EST Toxic apples? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684924 I eat apples very rarely because of the high sugar levels but at least make sure they are always organic. <BR> Here is another reason: <BR> <BR> <link>www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2<BR>014/04/u_s_apples_banned_in_europe_doe<BR>s_diphenylamine_or_dpa_make_american_a<BR>pples.html </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 12:34:44 EST A great whale story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684507 I found this video on youtube and wanted to share it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcXU7G6zhjU </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 00:48:44 EST This could prevent GMO labeling forever - please spread the word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682579 Regardless how exactly we feel about GMO's right now, if this bill passes we won't be able to change our minds later. <BR> <link>action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/sto<BR>p_Monsanto_and_Big_Foods_secret_plan_t<BR>o_kill_GMO_labeling/?t=4&referring_aki<BR>d=1207.278959.eyu3Uc </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:24:41 EST First World Problems - This will solve all of yours :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681638 I went to my trusty source of great web info for this one, my teenage daughter: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2WzQzxuoA </link> <BR> <BR> I do think it's worth a serious discussion, given the PROBLEMS so many of us deal with on a daily basis. So feel free to comment. <em>213</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13:35:55 EST