Archive for the ‘foods’ Category

Good information for your health!

June 3, 2014

Just a short post, but thought this valuable to share.

New research appears to quantify just how good fruits and vegetables are for you.
I read about a twelve-year study with over sixty-five thousand people involved.

The research concluded that those who consumed seven or more daily portions-each roughly half a cut of fresh fruits or vegetables reduced their risk of death (from heart disease and cancer) by FORTY-TWO percent. That is astounding!

Think about it. If you saw a sale with forty-two percent off the purchase – you would absolutely consider buying whatever it the item was, wouldn’t you?

Consuming the same amount dropped the risk of dying specifically from cancer by twenty-five percent, and from heart disease by thirty one percent.

These figure are stunning. The effect of just increasing fruits and vegetables is absolutely worth the effort. The study showed even minimally increasing your fruits and vegetables
Will really pay off in the long run.

It’s never too late to help the body to heal, and for the children, now is the time to begin to create healthful habits that will keep them well and strong for all their lives.

It isn’t as difficult as you might think. There are so many good choices, and your attitude about the “yummy” goods will make a big difference to your children. Do not try to con them or bribe them with sugary treats…or you will increase the risk of “other” problems by the sugar!

A Blessing Perhaps Taken for Granted.

August 7, 2013

A Blessing Perhaps Taken for Granted.

A Christmas Wish – Please

December 22, 2011

I have written over 500 posts and hopefully I know I do have some regular readers. I have tried to publish informative, true, funny, and important posts. I have answered almost every response, and still correspond with many of you. Today I have a request. It would actually answer a Christmas prayer for me.

My son lives in Morocco with his Moroccan wife, and their beautiful 5 month old baby. He has tried to bring them to the USA, but new laws (don’t know if it is just in Morocco, or everywhere,) that do not allow him to bring his family unless he comes alone for 6 months and works-or he has substantial money. He does not want to miss his child’s life; nor does he want to leave them.

He is earning a living by teaching and he is a fine writer. He has entered a contest which is very important in his life, and all he is asking is 5 seconds for a vote. Though
I do not understand the title – I am sure the book will turn a great tale. He is a kind and decent man and Needs this wish to come true. PLEASE take 5 seconds – such a small amount of time – and give him a vote. You don’t even have to read the first five sample pages. I will guarantee it is not trash and he is worthy of a wish come true. It’s not much to ask…..pretty please! He writes a fabulous travel log, and is working hard for his family (as anyone with love, will do. 🙂

This is is baby. Sophie

She needs daddy to be able to earn money at what he does.

This is how you do it. Go to:

You don’t even have to read the five pages…just trust me, it will be good. Vote for
the first five pages of “Douchebags, Fag and Hags” (I KNOW- the title is strange, but he is a good man and I trust his works…) Don’t vote for anyone else as it will cancel his vote. Please respond to my request, and I will continue to respond to any thoughts, questions or needs you have! Pretty pretty please.

THANKS, and have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS (politically correct or not!). God bless you and all your family.

A funny tale about a sweet tooth.

April 9, 2010

I’m trying to be good and not eat junk. Nothing “bad” in the house.
But at a certain point, devastation and I must have sugar.

I reach for the powered sugar and butter. I have graham crackers.
I know I can make a little sandwich loaded with icing (and when it’s cold it’s delicious) – and so I go for it.

MMMMMM. Melt the butter. Mix with milk and the sugar….a bit thick, but I am salivating. I have a sneak preview. YUK.

It’s FLOUR! It’s not sugar at all. I could throw up. One little sneaky bite before it’s cooled and I realize I am a total pig.

So I stopped to write this tale of woe. Now I am going back to satisfy my sugar need (it’s an addiction you know)…Lord help me. I know no in between; no restraint – it seems.

Ymmmm. I ate them all. 6 grahams with powdered sugar icing bulging from the center of each of the little cookies. I even licked the platter.

Oink oink. At least it was a sugar binge and light on the fat. ☺

A new day today.

If you loose your brakes while driving……

March 18, 2010

This is just good emergency information you may not have heard. Do not turn off the engine as if you have power steering you will loose control of the wheel.

Do put your foot on the brake, shift into neutral, and try to pull off the road. That’s about all you can do, but at least you won’t be going one hundred miles an hour and endangering yourself and everyone else on the road.

(If you wonder why I posted this in each category, it’s because most of us drive!)

Be safe when driving. Courtesy is underrated, and if people think “guns” are dangerous, just remember your car is a huge and heavy piece of equipment that can be a huge danger if not driven safely.
I have been asked what happened to my stressmanagementmagic blog. I no longer write that blog, but write here:

Check it out and take a few minutes between now and May 1st. There is no fee, great prizes, and it will bring some good things to mind, I hope!
Here is a Bible verse that I found JUST WHEN I NEEDED IT. Sometimes it happens that way.
“Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, He remains faithful to us and will help us, for He cannot disown us, who are a part of Himself, and He will always carry out His promises to us.”
2 Timothy 2:13



Chocolate, Aspirin or Poor Nutrition – Which one is bad for you?

March 10, 2010

I bet you really know!

Poor nutrition can cause many physical warning signs, and will ultimately manifest in simply a lot of added stress to manage!

Though chocolate is the number one most craved by woman, it’s not all bad. Chocolate affects neurotransmitters (a stew of appetite-control chemicals) in the brain. It “tickles” almost all of them.

The taste of chocolate just touching the tongue releases endorphins, those chemicals that produce a euphoric feeling. The sugar raises brain levels of serotonin, which boosts the mood.

There is a compound in chocolate that triggers feelings similar to those of being in love, and the caffeine gives an energy boost.

A different compound in chocolate is also found in marijuana. Even the aroma affects brain chemistry. On top of this, the cocoa butter in chocolate gives you a moment of ecstasy, a melt-in your-mouth sensation that’s irresistible.

Here’s the real beauty – it only takes a bite or two to satisfy brain chemistry. Beyond that, it’s simply overeating.

Aspirin is a real gift to us. One half a baby aspirin a day can help you avoid heart problems. In case you think you might be having a heart attack – men, quickly take an aspirin, cough hard, and then call for help in you feel it necessary. Never take a chance. Women, the dosage for us is higher – take at least two and better yet, three, then cough hard, and call for help if you need to do so.

A new study with people with “above normal” blood pressure, finds that those who took aspirin at night decreased their systolic and diastolic blood pressure reading. Taking one in the morning didn’t help. Be careful though, if you have any indication of stomach problems, or indigestion, check with your physician before starting a regime of treatment.

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
Author Unknown



Knowledge is power: H1N1 information

October 22, 2009

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOUR FAMILY. My eldest son and his wife and four children have it.
The baby is less than two and they are quite worried. It is sneaky and just when you seem a bit better, it comes back. Please protect your family and share any information here you may not have heard.
This information is taken from the CDC website. I thought it important enough to post as many of us just don’t take the time to check these things out.
What are “emergency warning signs” that should signal anyone to seek medical care urgently?
In children:
• Fast breathing or trouble breathing
• Bluish skin color
• Not drinking enough fluids
• Not waking up or not interacting
• Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
• Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
• Fever with a rash
In adults:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
• Sudden dizziness
• Confusion
• Severe or persistent vomiting

Contamination & Cleaning

How long can influenza virus remain viable on objects (such as books and doorknobs)?
Studies have shown that influenza virus can survive on environmental surfaces and can infect a person for 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on the surface.

What kills influenza virus?
Influenza virus is destroyed by heat (167-212°F [75-100°C]). In addition, several chemical germicides, including chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, detergents (soap), iodophors (iodine-based antiseptics), and alcohols are effective against human influenza viruses if used in proper concentration for a sufficient length of time.

*What if soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed in my facility?
If soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed, other hand sanitizers that do not contain alcohol may be useful.

What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?
Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. Germs can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk, for example, and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.

How should waste disposal be handled to prevent the spread of influenza virus?
To prevent the spread of influenza virus, it is recommended that tissues and other disposable items used by an infected person be thrown in the trash. Additionally, persons should wash their hands with soap and water after touching used tissues and similar waste.

What household cleaning should be done to prevent the spread of influenza virus?
To prevent the spread of influenza virus it is important to keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.

How should linens, eating utensils and dishes of persons infected with influenza virus be handled?
Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick do not need to be cleaned separately, but importantly these items should not be shared without washing thoroughly first.

Linens (such as bed sheets and towels) should be washed by using household laundry soap and tumbled dry on a hot setting. Individuals should avoid “hugging” laundry prior to washing it to prevent contaminating themselves. Individuals should wash their hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub immediately after handling dirty laundry.

Eating utensils should be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap.

DON’T PANIC: Just be prepared and do things to prevent it from happening!

I need your help ASAP!

July 21, 2009

I have had my puppy home now since she was 6 1/2 weeks old. She is 8 weeks today. I AM WHIPPED!!!! I don’t mind the training for “home etiquette” or planning for the destruction of something – but I have been unable to get her to
sleep all night once and I was on the verge of giving her back this morning. I’ve called my husband twice tearfully telling him I am weary and discouraged! (What a dummy to lay that on him when he’s working). This morning I called the folks I bought her from and was bawling like a baby, asking if they would take her back.

This afternoon it’s better. She’s a wonderful dog, and honestly – part of the reason I wanted her is because my
husband has never picked out a dog, and never had one since a puppy. He’s totally taken with her. But I have to make my mind up by tomorrow whether to keep her or not.

PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS – old ones, new ones, bizarre ones (well, not too bizarre) – PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTIONS. It’s been 12 years since I had a puppy, and a lot more than that since I had an infant at home.