Friday, September 5, 2014

We are loosing oiur bees, butterflies and our minds

Unless you live under a rock, you must be aware that for the last few years, our bee population has taken a big hit, and now Monarch butterflies are disappearing. And now Monsanto wants to add Agent Orange to their list of chemicals put on our food supply. Be afraid. Very afraid. Think what this was used for during the war, do you really want to eat this or feed it to your children? If you can find a way to contact your congress man or write a letter to one, do what you can to stop this new ingredient from becoming part of our already over poisoned world. The best way to help is to refuse to buy anything grown with GMO's. Of course you will need to read labels. Almost all processed foods, things in cans and boxes contain at least one and sometimes several of these wicked crops. More and more manufacturers are putting the little blue GMO free box on their products. One person can make a difference. Be that one. This week I found out that one person thing really does work sometimes. I work for an agency in town as a volunteer, talking with folks who are alone, lonely, most of the time ill, and have few others to talk to or help them. One of my ladies has Cerebral Palsy, is hard to understand but such a sweetie, and yesterday she told me her cleaning lady had been stealing her meds and personal items, plus her long time church had not been in touch with her for a very long time and she really wants some one to pick her up and get her to church on Sunday. Well, a little on line work, and an e mail and phone call and she will have what she needs. Makes me feel good to know I have a purpose still in this life, even if I am old. And then we get to the loosing your mind thing. Alzheimer's is now the number one killer in this country, overtaking heart disease, cancer and HIV. Which have all fallen in number. And the sad thing is, we have the power to prevent or delay this health hazard. Just with diet. As with most body illnesses, Alzheimer's is caused by inflammation. Common foods can make a big difference. The Mediterranean diet , rich in polyunsaturated foods is great for heart and brain. Fruit, vegetables, fish, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds and most of all olive oil work wonders. Be sure you are getting B vitamins, B6, B12 and folate. Eggs and fried rice are great examples. Add veggies to your rice and eggs. Herbs are great too, grow some in pots on your window sill or buy a few fresh ones. I just picked parsley, thyme and chives. They smell so good. Carrots are a wonder, did you know your skin can absorb the carotene? Whisk up an egg white, and add a teaspoon of finely chopped raw or mashed cooked carrot, apply to face avoiding the eye area, leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off., This is natural retinol and will make your skin glow. My morning Bible time had a great verse today, James 4, 14. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. So we must make the most of our time here, helping others and doing whatever good we can to off set all the bad we hear about. I am sure the good outweighs the bad, it's just not newsworthy.. Have a great week, eat some fresh, healthy foods and feel well. See you next time.

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