Saturday, April 27, 2013

HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL? CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT MEDICATION YOU TAKE?

Dear Readers:

Over 10 years ago I was place on a cholesterol medication called Baycol.  It almost killed me...seriously...I had extreme pain in the muscles and joints and on my way to being bed-ridden.  It dawned on me that my problems started with taking the medication.  I called my doctor and told him I was stopping it.  Two weeks later, not only was I feeling better but the FDA pulled the drug from the markets citing several deaths as a result of taking the medication.  

Needless to say after that experience, I am not an advocate for ANY cholesterol medication.    I subscribe to a newsletter called SPACE DOC (spacedoc.com).  This is a newsletter produced by a physician that retired from the space program.  He makes a lot of sense.    Below is a video you may want to watch, if you too have issues with all of this cholesterol madness.  
 
STATIN  NATION - The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up

Last year a documentary was released called Statin Nation - The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up.
Several of the interviewees will be familiar to readers of spacedoc.com including Dr Peter Langsjoen, Dr Malcolm Kendrick, Uffe Ravnskov M.D. PhD and Dr Paul J. Rosch.

The full movie is now available for free viewing on YouTube:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - RICE AND BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

Dear Readers:

This week we are doing a recipe that has my abolutely most favorite vegetable...Broccoli.  This is a great recipe to take for a pot-luck dinner or to prepare early and cook later on.  Easy to do and tastes great - Rice and Broccoli Casserole. 
 
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CONCERNED ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S?

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How to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

By Dr. Manny Alvarez  Dr Manny's Notes   Published April 24, 2013   FoxNews.com

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for between 50 and 80 percent of all cases.

Researchers are closer than ever to finding a cure, but sometimes prevention is the best medicine.

There are some easy things you can do to prevent developing Alzheimer’s:

  • Add cinnamon to your diet – consuming a teaspoon of this spice has been shown to block the production of proteins in the brain that contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s.  
  • Drink apple juice – it boosts the production of a chemical compound in the brain associated with learning, memory, mood and muscle movement. 
  • Drink coffee – it acts as an anti-inflammatory that can block cholesterol buildup in the brain. One large study showed that men and women who drank three to five cups of coffee a day reduced their chances of dementia by 65 percent.  
  • Socialize more – studies show that a busy social life can improve your cognitive abilities.  
  • Protect your vision – your eyes are a good indicator of how your brain is functioning. Preserving your vision can actually cut your dementia risk by 63 percent.  
  • Meditate – this will lower your blood pressure and reduce stress, and it increases blood flow to the brain, which is why researchers believe it helps us retain mental acuity as we age. 
  • Eat a Mediterranean diet – a diet rich in leafy greens, fish, fruit, nuts and a little red wine can cut your dementia risk in half because it’s chock full of brain-protecting antioxidants.

Taking steps to prevent dementia now will help cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as you age.

Monday, April 22, 2013

THE BIBLE...FACT OR FICTION


By Rice Broocks  Published April 21, 2013  FoxNews.com

 
The enormous success of “The Bible” miniseries on The History Channel has left many production houses scrambling to get more movies/shows based on Scripture in production. 

The record-setting ratings give the general faith community something to cheer about after several years of disturbing trends: overall decrease in church attendance, an increase in those claiming no religious affiliation, and a perception that religious people are intolerant and out of touch with mainstream values.

In spite of the 11.7 million viewers that tuned into the series finale and the half million DVD units sold within the first week of release, the real question is: do people believe these Bible stories to be fact or fiction?

Are they merely mythological stories that Bronze Age people constructed to communicate their culture and beliefs, or are they historical events that actually happened?

Remember, plenty of fictional series today get massive audiences like “Iron Man” and “The Walking Dead.” Ratings alone are not enough to validate the stories told in “The Bible.”

Instead, we need to look at the evidence. I believe, and there is a great amount of supporting evidence to verify it, that the stories in the Bible are true.

Just look at the event called Easter, recently celebrated around the world by more than 2 billion people. Is the resurrection of Jesus Christ a nice story that communicates some allegorical message or is (and was) it a true historical event?

Let’s start with the most logical piece of historical evidence: 2,000 years ago a man named Jesus actually lived. Even popular Bible critic Bart Erhman concedes that Jesus indeed lived.

The four Gospels are the primary records that tell of Jesus’ words and actions. They all agree that He lived, died by crucifixion and rose again from the grave.

It was this story—a news story, not a bedtime story—that launched the Christian faith three days after Jesus’ death.

It was because people knew that dead people usually stay dead that they believed Jesus’ physical appearance just days after His death was indeed a miracle. 

Ten of the 12 original followers of Christ would die the death of a martyr (not taking others lives, but being put to death for their faith) because they testified that Jesus had been raised from the dead.

If something like the resurrection can be seen as the best explanation of the empty tomb after Jesus’ death, then all the other miracle stories become plausible.

“New atheists,” such as biologist Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss, are quick to hurl the assertion that the Bible is a book of fairy tales, dismissing the resurrection as one of them.

As far as a fairy tale, a simple week long trip to Israel would quickly and dramatically demonstrate to the rational mind that the people and places mentioned in the Bible are real. You will find very few people living in Israel today, religious or secular, that think Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus were fictitious characters.

Overall, when you compare the Bible to other ancient documents it stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of historical accuracy and archaeological verifiability. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls showed that the content of the Bible had been transmitted faithfully throughout the centuries.

Its extraordinary impact is felt in virtually every aspect of our life and culture, from education—106 of the first 108 universities in America, like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, were founded with a primary goal of teaching and promoting the Christian faith—to our nation’s view of helping the poor and the needy. 

The countless hospitals and charities that have dramatically helped millions in their suffering and pain testify to the power of its principles and teachings. Far from religious faith being a bad thing, as Dawkins and his followers suggest, it has been a source of great hope and healing for billions.

Remember, the Bible is not just one book; it is a collection of 66 books, written by more than 40 different authors over a period of 1,600 years. The amazing consistency of its message to mankind points to the reality that it is not just a book that man wrote about God, but one that God has inspired and given to mankind as a great gift of light in the darkness.

Given the evidence, what do you think? Is the historically accurate text that our nation is built upon a book of fairy tales and myths? Or does the single, greatest book ever written, whose timeless stories brought in millions of viewers, have the benefit of being true?

You decide.

Rice Brooks is co-founder of the Every Nation family of churches, and the author of "God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty"  (Thomas Nelson, March 2013).

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - 'CHILLA' SAUCE

I don't know where my grandmother found this recipe, the only thing I do know is it is one I remember from my early childhood; and friends, my early childhood was in the 50's.  It is actually one that I could eat today, because it doesn't have any garlic.  So, this week's recipe is "Chilla" (her spelling) Sauce.  

Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (4).  

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Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

STUDENT LOANS IN YOUR FUTURE? YOU MAY WANT TO READ THIS!

Dear Readers:

Are you currently in college or thinking about it, or are you a parent and trying to put your child through college?  Are college loans in your future?  Then before you take the leap, you may want to read this article...CLICK HERE

Sunday, April 14, 2013

LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Lunch with the girls




A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen, next door to the Ocean View restaurant, because they had only $6.00 among them and Brad Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street. 


 
10 years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, the agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the beer was cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover charge, and there were lots of cute guys. 



10 years later, the group of 35-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the cosmos were good, it was right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiny little kids.  
 
 



10 years later, the group of 45-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the martinis were big, and the waiters wore tight pants and had nice buns.  

10 years later, the group of 55-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the prices were reasonable, the wine list was good, the restaurant had windows that opened (in case of hot flashes), and they served fish which is good for your cholesterol.

10 years later, the group of 65-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the lighting was good, and the restaurant had a senior citizen discount.

10 years later, the group of 75-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the food was not too spicy, and the restaurant was handicapped accessible.

10 years later, the group of 75-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because they had never been there before.  
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.  So love the people who treat you right.  Forget about the ones who don't.  Believe everything happens for a reason.  If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.  If it changes your life, let it.  Nobody said that life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. 


 


Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - BISQUICK TYPE QUICK MIX

Dear Readers:

Ever been in the middle of making something with Bisquick and didn't have enough?  Here's a recipe for making your own quick mix.  
  
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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THIS 15 YEAR OLD YOUNG LADY UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS ALL ABOUT!

This video of a 15-year-old Maryland girl delivering a passionate defense of the Second Amendment during a hearing at the Maryland State Legislature last month makes you wonder if our legislators understand what the Second Amendment means!  Click HERE to watch the video.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - DREAM CREAM PUFFS

Dear Reader:

Okay, this recipe is really old, but good.  I will write it the way my grandmother wrote it.  (Did that make sense?).  As a kid I loved desserts and my maternal grandmother was one to indulge me.  This week's recipe is Dream Cream Puffs.  
 
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (4).  

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Enjoy!