Friday, November 8, 2013

Do You Want Butter With That? Cholesterol Myths And Facts. What about Eggs? X-rays.


For Foodie Friday":

Do you want butter with that?  Yes, You Do:


imageFor more information on the benefits of butter:

Click here for the best website to sort out cholesterol myths and facts:

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 Forbidden Health Foods #2… Eggs, Part 1


Forbidden Health Foods #2…Eggs, Part 2:

Local sources for free range eggs


On This Day:

German scientist discovers X-rays, Nov 8, 1895:

image "On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen's discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this glow X-rays because of their unknown nature.

Scientists were quick to realize the benefits of X-rays, but slower to comprehend the harmful effects of radiation. Initially, it was believed X-rays passed through flesh as harmlessly as light. However, within several years, researchers began to report cases of burns and skin damage after exposure to X-rays, and in 1904, Thomas Edison's assistant, Clarence Dally, who had worked extensively with X-rays, died of skin cancer.

Dally's death caused some scientists to begin taking the risks of radiation more seriously, but they still weren't fully understood. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s many American shoe stores featured shoe-fitting fluoroscopes that used to X-rays to enable customers to see the bones in their feet; it wasn't until the 1950s that this practice was determined to be risky business."



Misty went out early in the morning, then went back to bed, not even eating her breakfast.  She has been drinking a lot more water lately, and seems confused.

When Ray came over, we had all intentions of finding the water leak on the north side of his/my guest house.  But it was so windy and chilly that we put that off. 

As I was in the middle of trying to find a new mouse, because mine was acting up, we worked in that area, instead.  I had delved in some filing cabinets, and had stuff strewn all over.  So we moved the cabinets around, vacuumed and brought in a different cabinet which had come with the kitchen cabinets that I had bought.  It matches the filing cabinets that I already had, and is a good replacement for the plastic baskets!  Quite a few outdated items were thrown away, so that is progress. 

A new mouse was never found, so I am using the one that goes to my laptop, but it is a different brand and  somehow it feels strange.

By then, the sun had came out, so we opened the big workshop doors, which are on the south side of the house.   We sorted and moved some lumber that had been piled on a work table, and got that cleared off.  A lot of that was taken to the burn pile.  More progress.

Misty didn't remind me when it was time for her dinner, so I put it down in the usual place, and told her "Dinner".  She wasn't interested in getting up to go to it, so an hour later I fed it to her in her bed.  This is unusual for her, so she is going to the vet today.


Gypsy said...

When dogs don't eat it's usually for a good reason, at least in my experience.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comment, Gypsy.

Misty had a blood test at the vet, and maybe we can find out what is ailing her.

Happy Trails, Penny