For “Foodie Friday”:
“For four years, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis confined Dr. Terry Wahls to a tilt-recline wheelchair. But by using Functional Medicine to create the Wahls Diet™, the Wahls Paleo Diet™, and the Wahls Protocol™, Dr. Wahls has transformed her health and body: now she walks easily without a cane and commutes by bicycle. Dr. Wahls uses these diets and protocols in her primary care and traumatic brain injury clinics and is leading a clinical trial to test her protocols on others.”
Dr. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria
In the video she talks about eating three platefuls of veggies a day, that’s fine, if your jaws can do it, so that’s where juicing comes in:
“10 Reasons to Start Juicing NOW
1. Juicing is an efficient way to take in your recommended daily servings
of Fruits and Vegetables
2. Juicing allows your digestive system to “take a break” so to speak. It’s
difficult for your body to continuously digest food
3. Store bought Juices may contain large amounts of sugar and have lost
most of their benefits in the pasteurization process
4. The high anti-oxidants found in many Juices are beneficial to your body.
Anti-oxidants offer great anti-aging properties and are heart healthy
5. Juicing can provide your immune system with the necessary nutrients
it needs to fight off infections and keep you healthy
6. Some Juices offer therapeutic properties helping your body recover
from illness or disease quicker
7. Juicing allows your body to absorb nutrients and minerals faster
therefore feeling the effects almost immediately
8. Juicing can cleanse the body of dangerous toxins that are harmful to
9. Juicing can increase our energy levels throughout the day without all
the extra calories
10. Juicing is an easy process and you can’t beat the fresh taste”
The Benefits of Juicing
“Recently. the National Cancer Institute began a campaign to get people to do one simple thing - EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Specifically, the recommendation was to eat five servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables a day, and their reasoning was simple: a diet high in fruits and vegetables will prevent or cure a wide range of ailments.
Breast cancer, cancer of the colon, esophagus, stomach, lungs, ovaries, and rectum - pick and ailment these days, it seems, and researchers somewhere are searching for chemicals in plants that will prevent them, or offer a cure. These plant chemicals, known as phytochemicals, are the cutting edge of nutritional research because they hold the keys to preventing some of our most deadly diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, as well as some of our most common, like asthma, arthritis, and allergies.
The list goes on and on: bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, rutabaga, turnip greens, red beets, peppers, garlic, onions, leeks, and chives are but a few of the vegetables that appear to have cancer-preventing phytochemicals.” From: http://www.livingfoods.com/articles/benefits.html
The recommended servings have since been upped to 10 servings a day.
“The National Academy of Sciences recommends 9 servings a day. Studies that examine fruit and vegetable intake almost always determine that people who eat 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables are at lower risk for most chronic diseases including diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and many cancers.” From: http://www.greenmountainhealth.com/eat-a-rainbow-each-day
On This Day:
The First State, Dec 7, 1787:
“In Dover, Delaware, the U.S. Constitution is unanimously ratified by all 30 delegates to the Delaware Constitutional Convention, making Delaware the first state of the modern United States.
Less than four months before, the Constitution was signed by 37 of the original 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention meeting in Philadelphia. The Constitution was sent to the states for ratification, and, by the terms of the document, the Constitution would become binding once nine of the former 13 colonies had ratified the document. Delaware led the process, and on June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, making federal democracy the law of the land. Government under the U.S. Constitution took effect on March 4, 1789.”
"A date which will live in infamy", Dec 7, 1941:
“On this day, in an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. naval base at Oahu Island's Pearl Harbor—and the United States enters World War II.
In the short term, the Japanese goal of crippling U.S. naval strength in the Pacific, and thereby giving Tokyo free reign to gobble up more of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific in its dream of imperial expansion, was successful. But the war had only just begun.”
Ray was going to the doctors and Jay was working in Houston, so it was a good day for me to go shopping. I wasn’t going to stop at the first thrift shop on the way, but my van had other ideas and went there from force of habit. I bought a new leather purse with lots of compartments, and some indoor/outdoor carpet there, and saw a little computer desk that I might go back and get, if it’s still there.
Some time ago, I had bought some Better Homes and Gardens paint at Walmart, and Ray said it was the easiest he had used. I took the Lowe’s can of paint that we are using in my bedroom, so they could make some in that brand. The Walmart paint man was very honest, he said that as he couldn’t follow Lowe’s ‘RX’ for it, that it wouldn’t be the same, especially as it was old the pigment wouldn’t be the same. So I went to Lowes and had just a quart made up. It matched perfectly. Did you know that a $9 quart of paint is now $14 !! I wish SS went up by that percentage.
It was a lovely warm sunny day, but Alaska is going to send up a blast of cold air on Monday.