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Cough Medicine By Perscription Only - Another Wonderful California Law
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      15 comments

I just heard on the radio that over-the-counter cough meds will no longer be sold in CA w/o a perscription as of 1/1/12. This is supposedly due to the escalated abuse by kids taking it to get high - or whatever effects you get with it. Now, cy... Read more
3 Year Anniversary on SP in the next week or Two
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      2 comments

Three years ago in January, I joined SP after finding it by accident. At that time, my dear cousin (like a sister) was halfway through the last three years of her life. When I came to SP, I had the stress of helping her through her illness, wa... Read more
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Twice a year, I go to a casino and play the slots. San Diego is said to have the most casinos of any U.S. county. With that said, about 10 buses a day pick up folks all day long, 365 days a year at a nearby mall. Usually I drive, but yest... Read more
My Fave Christmas Memory
Sunday, December 25, 2011      12 comments

I was two and lived with my grandparents. My European grandfather made things so exciting. There was a huge family gathered on Christmas Eve of aunts, uncles and cousins. A massive table was set like a Roman feast with every imaginable dish. ... Read more
Sugar Blues
Saturday, December 24, 2011      6 comments

I can feel my body starting to rebel about no sugar, and I have a feeling that I am really going to kick it this time. Hate the way it makes me feel. In fact, I have a feeling that I am going to make great headway in achieving some goals... Read more
Gave Myself a Monster Truck For Christmas
Friday, December 23, 2011      4 comments

Okay, it's just a sparkgoodie, but for me it's a reminder of the ride I took at the fair this past summer on a monster truck. It was one huge laugh. It's also a reminder for me to have a fun 2012 and continue to work through the challenges tha... Read more
Advice for Minimizing Holiday Stress
Thursday, December 22, 2011      7 comments

Forget the past... It can't be changed. Forget the future... It can't be predicted. Forget the present... I didn't get you one. Wishing all a wonderful day and happy holiday season.... Read more
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      3 comments

If you want a smile, go to and click on their live cameras for any one of five animals. It's Pacific timezone, and they are currently all active and hilarious. You can bookmark for whenever you want to smile. They are ador... Read more
Trader Joe's Stuffed Peppers
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      5 comments

OMG! They are to die for! I read someone's SPblog (don't remember who) and they mentioned TJ's stuffed peppers. I'd been looking all over for something like this, but gave up a long time ago. Last weekend, I went and brought some home. Wow,... Read more
Dying to Have Known (documentary on alternative cancer therapy)
Monday, December 19, 2011      1 comments

Interesting, but requires an open mind. Wishing all a fun day.... Read more
The New Medicine (documentary) & Healthy Aging (Dr. Weil Documentary)
Sunday, December 18, 2011      7 comments

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 usef... Read more
Broccoli Diminishes Thyroid Function?
Saturday, December 17, 2011      7 comments

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... Read more
Foodmatters (Documentary) Also, Niacin Aids with Depression?
Friday, December 16, 2011      7 comments

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 hel... Read more
The Addicted Brain (Book)
Thursday, December 15, 2011      4 comments

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 learn... Read more
Forks Over Knives - Documentary
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

Thanks to a wonderful spfriend, I found this movie on Netflix. If you have the opportunity (I have Netflix unlimited), it's a great informational documentary regarding food and eating for health. Check it out. Wishing all a great day.... Read more

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