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Health & Diet



   Bettijo  8 Ways to Improve Your Salad Dressing
What's a salad without a dressing?

It's like Bert without Ernie, a burger without a bun, Sunday without football on TV. A salad is not a salad without some good stuff drizzled on top.

Food manufacturers realized this long ago, and today, entire supermarket aisles are dedicated to salad dressings and toppings. Unfortunately, some dressings do more harm than good. Here are a few tips to help you make the best choices.
1. Make your own dressing
This is a no-brainer. In most parts of the world, it's unthinkable to buy salad dressing. People prepare the dressing as part of the salad making process. It's as easy as mixing 1 part oil, 1 part lemon/vinegar, and adding salt and pepper to taste. From there, you can build your dressing with additional herbs and spices. There's no shortage of recipes.

The following tips are for prepared dressings:
2. Decrease the serving size and calories
The standard serving for salad dressing is 2 tablespoons, ranging from 50 to 200 and more calories. An easy way to cut the calories is to use less dressing. Work the dressing into the salad until you can't see any blobs of sauce, just a shiny coating all over the salad greens.

3. Don't water down you salad
Many of the low-fat, or non-fat dressings are primarily water. You're paying over $4.00 for a bottle of dressing, the least they could do is fill it up with a more expensive ingredient like fine olive oil. Also - why drown your greens after you've dried them up so nicely before serving?

4. A little bit of fat is not bad
Vitamins A, D, E, and K, found in salad vegetables, are fat soluble. This means your body will be more likely to absorb them when they're mixed with some oil.

5. Skip the toppings
They may add extra crunch and flavor, but the caloric and sodium contribution of bacon bits and croutons almost negate the purpose of the salad - a nutrient dense addition to your day.

6. Avoid added sugars
Some dressings can get really tangy, so a bit of added sweetener rounds out the flavor remarkably. The problem is that in many cases, manufacturers add too much sugar. For example, almost 25% of Wishbone's Red Wine Vinaigrette Salad Dressing calories come from sugar. In other dressings, the sugar content can reach up to 50% of the calories!

7. Salty?
One of the challenges with salad dressing is the sodium content, which can be higher than 500mg per serving. That's close to 25% of the daily maximum. Look for 300mg per serving, or less.

8. Avoid Phosphoric Acid
Many dressings use phosphoric acid (E338 ), an artificial additive that provides a tangy taste for a much cheaper price than lemons. Phosphoric acid is widely used in soft drinks. Some studies have linked it to lowering bone density.

Bottom Line
Salad dressing is a great way to help increase vegetable consumption. Make sure to choose a dressing that does not negate the health benefits of your greens. Better yet, make your own dressing!
Yesterday at 10:34 EST .



   Escaped commieny  What an education !
Publix often has 2 for 1 on WishBone dressings,
Just checked the Hurricane closet:
Italian House ( naturally helps absorb Vitamins A & E )HAH
Nutrition Facts: Fat 10 g, no trans or poly, but 5mg cholest., 260mg of Sodium with NO Vit A, C Calcium or Iron
So checked the Ranch, also advertized as better to absorb A & E
Sat fat 2 g, pol fat 8g, mono 3g, cholest 0 but sodium is 230mg, no fiber no Vit A,C Calcium, Iron or E
Beat me with a stick, They say get More for Your Salad, HAH again. The Italian says sorbic acid but the Ranch uses the phosphoric, think I have clean out the hurricane closet.
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   HereIstand  So for the update: Went to visit the man who had been cured of cancer. We saw the device which had a variable frequency function and a small amplifier. The idea is to hold on to two metal handles for the time suggested as the frequencies run through their sequences. These frequencies travel through the body and are set to target and destroy a virus, bacteria, parasite, or other unwelcome critter. We felt somewhat deflated as his story was a little rambling and disjointed, although he was very sincere. Trying to get my head around how any of it supposedly works is confusing and depressing. And if it really does work, would not people be screaming it from the rooftops, crooked A.M.A. bureaucrats, greedy big Pharma types, or power-hungry conglomerates notwithstanding?

When we got home Sunday p.m. our grandson was working on his car in the garage and had left his two-yr-old in the house. She had awakened, found some acrylic craft paints and had painted the carpeting in her bedroom, hallway, and the bathroom rugs. Spent several hours Monday scrubbing and blotting up the dried paint with some graffiti remover, then trying to get rid of the odor so she could sleep there that night. My head was throbbing from the fumes, I felt like I was spiraling down into darkness and I was sure feeling sorry for myself. Everything was just too hard.

Tuesday we went to see another woman who owned a different brand of frequency generator. She graciously allowed us to borrow her machine for a few days. She was as kind as could be and said we needed to get ready because we were THE generation to which the TRUTH would be manifested and that all those who had simply "crossed over the river" were waiting there to guide us into our new lives, perhaps as a moose, perhaps as a worm, whatever we felt our souls needed to experience to improve ourselves. She suggested our daughter's "contract" for this life was about completed and we should be at peace. She did reassure us, however, that there would never be another nuclear bomb unleashed on the earth like Hiroshima because the souls of those poor people had been disintegrated and it has taken them a long time to reformulate on the other side. Besides, Gaia, (our Earth-Mother ) didn't like that and so has called other beings here to help us see the error of our ways. All we have to do is listen to them. I am so proud we did not trip and hurt ourselves in our haste on the way out.

When we got home from that visit, our grandson had gotten into some poison oak at work and his face was swollen and red. The itching was terrible. What an opportunity! There was a listing for poison ivy in the instructions for the machine and we all felt that was close enough to poison oak to try a session. Additionally, there was
January 14 at 23:58 EST .

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   HereIstand  a separate listing for itching which we also decided to do. The next morning his face was like a tomato, swollen and oozing with an eye swollen completely shut. A trip to the clinic for prednisone has now restored him to almost normal.

We had planned on taking the drive upstate to check out the sanctuary also, just to assure ourselves that we had given all this a fair shot, but after the last few days, I think I'll pass. (Goodness knows what we'd find when we returned home. ) (small smile )

So now my friends, I think I'll just rest in His arms a while.
January 15 at 00:19 EST .

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   Phooey  "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." --- AKJV
January 15 at 18:52 EST .

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   HereIstand  Yes, and amen, Phooey. We who know our precious Savior are blessed above all on the earth. Even in my sorrow for the imminent loss of my daughter I feel such compassion for those who don't know Him.
January 15 at 21:52 EST .

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   MeiDei  May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding. You have explored all that you could, made an informed decision, no regrets in that area; now the rest is in His Hands and they will be there to comfort you and your whole family.
January 20 at 00:28 EST .

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   Balogreene  I will lift you up on the wings of Angels.
January 21 at 19:26 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm sorry, that's from Isaiah, I forget the rest of the quote, but it is beautiful.
January 21 at 19:29 EST .

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   HereIstand  Hello. Please don't think I am a kook for asking the following. Is there anyone out there with personal knowledge or experience with a frequency generator?

Our daughter is dying with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer. She is in the final months. She has had a double mastectomy, various rounds of chemo, radiation, and experimental drugs. She is 49.

A dear old man in our church from long ago called yesterday with information that has us reeling. He said eight years ago he had prostate cancer which had spread to his bones and liver and other organs. He underwent several treatments (free ) using a machine that directs amplified frequencies that are set to resonate within certain parameters. Apparently, this super-agitated frequency beam "engages" with the target virus or bacterium and destroys it, sort of like a soprano's voice shattering crystal. He was completely cured of cancer, never having surgery, drugs, chemo, or radiation. He says he's not the only one by far.

I have seen the list of diseases and the frequencies determined for each one. No medical advice is proffered as this is so far out of recognized medical practice. The man said there is a small sanctuary within driving distance from where we live where he went for his initial treatments (which required sitting in a room for several hours ) and which are completely free. He claims this is what cured him. The kicker is that he bought a smaller portable version of this generator (from an unrelated so-far-as-he-knows manufacturer in another state ) to periodically "sweep" his body from various and sundry invaders. He is healthy although aged.

I am not a scientist, an engineer, or a medical person. I do know a little about the electromagnetic spectrum and am aware that everything has a pulse or vibration. (Or I think I know that ). I think sound waves can shatter things. I think energy waves can do the same.
Our daughter is in Florida and thus cannot get to the small sanctuary for exposure to the frequencies. We could get one of the small generators (about $2,500 ) and take it to her when we go in February. A year ago I could not conceive of a 3-D printer and now they are "printing" skin for burn victims.
Can anyone with a scientific background even conceive that what I have described might be within the realm of the possible? Or am I just completely out of my mind with grief? Well, I AM out of my mind with grief but is it possible anyway? Thanks for your input.
January 10 at 16:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  You & your daughter have my prayers for sure. We are prayer warriors here & share your burden.

I would not judge it strange to use the device at this point and would like to know more about it (having researched many drug alternatives for the condition - not much better than common practice, especially without medical help ). Not scientifically inclined here, but there is an electrical machine that is used to stimulate nerves to regenerate [?] for paralysis (para & quad ) if used within a certain period of time for success, or the hope of success & to prevent atrophy. Please keep us informed.
January 10 at 17:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  I came across this website that perhaps will explain more:
http://www.frequencyrising.com/frequency
-generator.html

Good luck and God bless your family.
January 10 at 17:51 EST .

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   Balogreene  I know nothing about this. But, when all else fails, try something new. Can you bring her to where you are and get her the treatment? is she willing?
January 10 at 18:23 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Prayers for your daughter and your family for sure.
January 10 at 18:47 EST .

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   Phooey  Dittos Iacta ! Red flags are waving in my mind.
January 10 at 19:22 EST .

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   HereIstand  Thank you MeiDei for the site. That sounds exactly what he was talking about. DH and I have been talking and reading for the last few hours about it. Just spinning. It does sound incredible and crazy to me and my flags are all flying red, too. We are proceeding with caution. We are going to the man's house tomorrow and talk further.
Our daughter is in St Johns, near Jacksonville. It would be very difficult for her to fly at this stage because she has to have fluid drained off her lungs so often. Her goal is to live until her birthday on March 3rd.
I am on Lucianne every day. I cannot explain why I have not written about our situation before, even to ask for prayer. I have felt so paralyzed. Also ashamed at my weakness and despair. I didn't know a person could produce that many tears. I (we ) believe in the resurrection and promises of eternal life that Christ promises in scripture. Yet, I'm just a mess and I can't seem to get control. I'm so afraid I will make a complete spectacle of myself. I want to be strong for her. Am failing. Thank you all.
January 10 at 20:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  HereIstand: it's in times such as yours that He carries you, there's no shame in needing help. We'll pray for your guidance, red flags waving or not. You've broken the bond that paralyzed you, be free to seek out what needs seeking. I'd rather you spend whatever needs spending than have you live the rest of our life with "what ifs" & if the devise is not to be had, you can rest that you went that far. I don't believe in coincidences, there must be a reason [even if only to make her condition more comfortable] the gentlemen was put in your life at this time. You're no spectacle and not a failure - life is full of foul balls - we dodge as best we can. Will pray for your discernment & peace of mind & heart.
January 10 at 20:47 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm so happy you reached out! It is true that we are a group of formidable prayer warriors. You and your family are now wrapped in the power of our prayers.

I see no downside to trying this or any other new therapy, so long as your daughter is willing and you are able to get her to the therapy.

Some might see what I'm about to say as a red flag, but here goes. A couple of decades ago, a dear friend's son had terminal cancer. He found a facility in Florida that offered ozone therapy for cancer treatment. Long story short, the boy went into remission. Last I heard, he is still cancer free. If I recall, Magic Johnson also went into ozone therapy when diagnosed HIV positive. So far as I know, he is HIV negative to this day.

Almighty God has given us the ability to make huge advances in medicine. Why not try everything?

God bless you and your family. Please don't be a stranger!
January 11 at 08:52 EST .

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   Gerty  Just logged on, so am a little late but not short on prayers. Miss HereIstand--I will be praying daily for your daughter and the rest of the family. I am a believer in the power of prayer; lighting a candle right now for all of you!
January 11 at 22:03 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The ozone therapy treatments interest me because of an article on mercola.com They say ozone can treat ebola, why it was not used during the outbreak, no one seems to know. According to what I read, the cost would have been $10 per patient.
January 12 at 09:19 EST .

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   Bettijo  Cereal is a fast and easy solution for breakfast. Make sure it is a healthy one by following our cheat sheet below.

Supermarket Cheat Sheet
Choose cereals with 3 grams pre more of fiber
Choose cereals with 100% whole grain (whole wheat for example )
Choose cereals with less than 6 grams of sugar per serving
Avoid a cereal if sugar in any form appears as one of its first ingredients
Choose cereals without artificial sweeteners
Choose cereals with less than 150mg of sodium per serving
Don't buy cereals containing partially hydrogenated oils or artificial colors
Try to avoid BHT and BHA
Don't pay too much attention to the long list of vitamins on cereal boxes. They are a secondary consideration when compared to fiber and sugar content.
January 5 at 09:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar's neurologist called yesterday with partial results from blood work. He wants to refer him to a rheumatologist. Great, one more doctor,getting old is certainly not for sissies. He is thinking Sjogren's syndrome. He also wants to do a nerve study on his hands and feet, but that may have to wait. It is time now to prioritize all of this and treat the most imminent threat. We are thankful he has good insurance but they do not pay for everything. And the stress levels for both of us are ramping up.
December 31 at 07:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest  All the stress has finally done it...we are both sick with respiratory yuck. Coughing, sneezing, headaches and general malaise. Did not go to the tracks today-we both feel that bad. In awhile after feeding the animals I am going back to bed.
January 3 at 09:09 EST .

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   Linder  Hope you're feeling better today.
January 5 at 09:09 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird, hope you guys are getting better. Sjogren's is nothing to sneeze at. My mom's cousin had it. She had trouble swallowing at first, it took years to be diagnosed. It is apparently pretty rare, or pretty unknown. Auto-immune diseases are tough, that's why you go to a rheumatologist.

I have a friend with psoriasis, which is also auto-immune. They told her to go gluten-free, and red meat free. She is doing better. The thing is, it leads to psoriatic arthritis, and other diseases. It's worth fighting now.
January 6 at 18:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Everything is bad news as far as the diagnoses with him. I read an article about ozone therapy, it is used a lot with immune issues. Made him ask his doctor. The doctor must think we are "out there". We are just looking "outside the box". Anyway it gave the doctor something to look into himself. Hagar got switched to a new doc when his PC doc went on vacation, now the two of them are putting their heads together in an effort to try to find something that would help. Right now he has what he calls a head cold, he is coughing a lot while sleeping, the Vicks is not working like it was, and his sleep is disturbed. Heck, my sleep is disturbed but I slip back to sleep. I do have congestion in my head and chest but I am working on that. Hagar goes through almost every day feeling awful. Yesterday we walked from one store to another at the strip mall, but he got tired and was glad to be back to the vehicle. He is really trying to build up some stamina. He told his doctor that he needed to be able to get the garden ready this Spring.
January 7 at 08:35 EST .

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   BirdsNest  One more doctor visit before the end of the year. Now Hagar has a rash, from the Coumadin. Anyway he stopped it Sunday, the rash is still present and deeper red than before. Talked to the doc on the phone he cannot understand why it is just in one area and not all over. He seemed disappointed that Hagar has an appt with him today, not his regular doctor. Hagar was "handed off" to him when the PC doc went on Christmas vacation. PC doc is back in the clinic but the appt was made with the other one. Methinks he is going to hand Hagar back over to the PC doc. The alternate is a missionary doctor that has worked in various 3rd world countries(fits in nicely here, with so many illegals present now in our area ). Anyway Hagar's Lyme disease should be right up his alley. We shall see. Poor Hagar had about a week of good days, due to Prednisone for gout, his joints were loose and he could actually move around without so much pain.He said this was his best Christmas ever.
December 30 at 09:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Let's trust all healings will be attained early in the New Year! So many of us have had our challenges this year.
December 30 at 22:29 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Go to Mercola and read about artificial sweeteners. Oh man are they bad.
December 23 at 20:10 EST .

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   Balogreene  Yeah, but Bird, for you and me, sugar is pretty horrible too. I truly don't know what to do. I drink diet sodas, put fruit and agave in water, and use real sugar when baking.
December 23 at 20:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The only time I drink soda is when sick. I have not had an entire soda of any kind for going on 4 yrs. I don't miss them. No artificial sweetener of any kind for me. If I want something sweet it is made with real sugar. I know it is bad for me, but I just cannot make myself consume any of the fake sugars. And agave I have read is as bad as high fructose corn syrup. The dairy industry is trying to get the govt to allow them to put artificial sweeteners in milk and not include it on the label. We are intent upon getting a few pygmy dairy goats for milk. A Nigerian goat, 24" tall, can give from 1-8 lbs of milk per day. It's not that we consume that much milk, it is getting increasing scary to allow others to produce the food you eat. I am not that gung-ho for more work added to my daily routine but I think the pygmy goats might be fun, like having a dog. They are really cute too.
December 24 at 07:56 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  DH only uses Stevia, not any of the artificial stuff and I don't use anything sweet, except for local honey. The local honey did away with my lactose intolerance.
December 25 at 08:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Local honey is great for people who have allergies.
December 25 at 09:26 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Stevia is so good in tea but not coffee. I have been using coconut palm sugar for coffee and oatmeal. Check out info on coconut sugar - good for diabetics.
December 25 at 14:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  We got coconut palm sugar, I use it occasionally. For oatmeal I use no sugar, just milk, but I do add chia seeds and flax seeds to it. Those chia seeds are tasty and crunchy.
December 25 at 14:49 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Good information here about Vitamin D3.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/2
2/vitamin-d-cancer.aspx?e_cid=20141222Z1-USCanada_DNL_art_1&
utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaig
n=20141222Z1-USCanada&et_cid=DM62906&et_rid=773610855
December 22 at 07:20 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  DH was taking 1000 mg a day, the Doc said boost it to 5000. And we are in Florida with lots of sun. But D3 makes a lot of other vits work, catch U later, just got done with pre op. A 20 minute op sounds like an over night stay, not happy here.
December 22 at 14:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar takes 10,000 IU per day, I take 5000 IU. I am outside more than him, plus he is fighting Lyme disease.
December 24 at 07:58 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I started changing our D3 from 5,000 a day spring and summer and 10,000 fall and summer. We are north of Seattle which is 42 latitude. They say that this region has a higher rate of MS than the rest of the US.
December 25 at 14:11 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar had to have the PICC line removed. The ultrasound showed a blood clot in the arm above the end of the catheter. They did not even give him the antibiotic yesterday, they were waiting on instructions from his doctor(which took forever, we were there 2 hrs waiting. )The only upside was lunch, they give him lunch when he is there at noon and another patient did not want hers so they gave it to me. It was really good,too. Then we went to get the new Rx the doctor ordered, while in the area Hagar popped in to talk to him. While there they took lots of blood. Today we did not have to be anywhere at a certain time. Wonderful.
December 16 at 14:01 EST .

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   Hollyhock  That blood clot sounds serious. Am praying that the Lord would remove it.
December 16 at 19:20 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  These MRI and Ultrasounds are right out of Star Trek.
We got a CD today of the DH's MRI, the Doc says it shows torn ligament and his pre op is 12/22 and believe it or not, the surgery is noon Christmas Eve! I make a traditional Holy Supper, that usually takes all day, I will have to do some short cuts, but will continue with the tradition for the vigil on our Holiest night of the year.
December 16 at 19:25 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Blood clots are nasty, dangerous business. DH has to live with Plavix because of 3 stents to prevent them.
Has to be off them 5 days before any procedure, thank goodness they saw Hagar's and could respond.
December 16 at 19:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  We're with you both Bird, in thought & prayer.
EC it's been so long since I've had the traditional Holy Supper - wouldn't mind getting the menu, etc.
December 17 at 22:57 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  MD, I will need to type some info in word and then add here, Hollyhock wants info too on another site. It was a screwy day so I didn't get typing. It is basically a meatless meal using food from the four corners of the earth, forest, field, orchard and sea. I use a Polish menu, but have a friend that uses an Italian menu. As an example, we use a white fish, her granny used an Eel swimming in the pot and took a cleaver to it. Enough to make you go vegan, yikes. I will stick to white fish like talapia, cod and peas, potato, mushrooms, perogies, honey balls, etc. Will try to post tomorrow. absolute crazy day today. sigh
December 18 at 18:01 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird, how I hate clots (I throw them every few years ). Prayers for Hagar, and at least they caught it.
December 18 at 22:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  More good news....there may be a clot in the foot. Test next week some time. Hagar had an appt with a neuro doctor-he is the best doctor around these parts, one of those that either you love him or hate him. Hagar loved him on the spot. He is easy to talk to and funny, dresses casual, and is spot on with diagnosis. I am happy they hit it off, Hagar can be a handful on a quiet day. I won't even repeat what he calls the PICC line nurse that "installed" the picc line-hit a nerve, that was sore for 4 days and very possibly caused the blood clot. He said they would have to put a gun to his head to get her to install another one.

With all that, today he got out of the van and walked around the flea market, chatted some folks up and really enjoyed himself. He has been able to put socks on for the first time in over a year. His feet did not hurt til much later in the day. He is asleep right now, but it has been an exhausting couple of weeks.
December 20 at 19:16 EST .

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   BirdsNest  They could not use the ultrasound to check the foot-too many bones she said. But the scan of the entire leg did not turn up any clues. If the test could not be used on the foot, then why did we have to shell out $100 for a worthless test? The doctors this month have tapped us out.
December 24 at 08:01 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  That sounds like such carp from this 'medical' professional. I have battled the VA for 43 years, but thank goodness we have a great GP private doc. It is a pain driving to his location but after 23 yrs, we trust him with our lives. When my mammogram turned up eekie last month he sent me for an ultrasound, when DH's PSA came back bad, he sent him for surgery, he treats us with science, medicine, nutrition and spiritual guidance. And the jerk squatting in our house says we are a racist county, well doofus, we are white and my Doc is blacker than coal, so just stick it. And PS. he was an Air Force Pilot, you know, military.
December 25 at 18:06 EST .

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   Bettijo  What Are GMOs, and Should I be Worried About Them?

GMO is an acronym for genetically modified organism. GMOs are crops or animals whose DNA has been artificially altered in order to improve one or more traits. They could not have evolved or mutated naturally to achieve this change. In many case, foreign DNA is injected into the organism. Today, the majority of corn and soy in the US are GMO, after their DNA was altered to withstand certain pests and certain herbicides.

While this scientific feat is quite amazing, GMOs pose several challenges:

GMOs have not clearly been proven safe for humans over the long term.
Use of GMOs has not necessarily decreased the use of pesticides or herbicides. In some cases, their use and toxicity has increased.
GMOs are patented and pose ethical issues pertaining to corporate control of the global food supply.

Awareness of the existence of GMOs has grown in the past few years, with many consumer groups calling for clear labeling of food products containing genetically modified ingredients. According to Consumer Reports, over 70% of Americans would like to know if their food contains GMOs. What seems to be a basic consumer right - to know what is in your food - has so far been ignored. Legislation attempts in several states have failed, mostly due to heavy campaigning by food companies and the biotech industry.

Bottom Line
Whether GMOs are safe or not is still a hotly debated matter. What should not be debated is consumers' right to know what's in their food.

Supermarket Tip
Use your Fooducate app to find GMOs in your food. Go to the app settings screen, and in the GOAL tab, make sure to turn WARN ME ABOUT GMOs to ON.

I have the Fooducate app on my iphone. You scan in the bar code from the food product and Fooducate will tell you a lot about the product, if it contains gluten or other things (you select what you want to be warned about ). You can get this app from iTunes. It is $3.99. There is a free version, but it does not give you all this information. bj

Read more at: http://www.imore.com/best-nutrition-and-food-information-app
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December 15 at 09:49 EST .

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