YOU and keeping YOUR arteries clean
The following is from livstrong.com.
Your diet directly affects our health, including the health of your
circulatory system. Over time, a diet high in fat and processed
foods elevates your cholesterol levels high Ldl cholesterol, the
bad cholesterol is one of the causes of atherosclerosis, a hard
plaque that builds up in your arteries, narrowing them and
impeding proper blood flow. Atherosclerosis increases your risk
for developing heart disease and stroke the good news is that a
health-healthy diet helps clean plaque from your arteries,
improves blood flow and keeps your circulatory system working
Here is a list of foods to help keep arteries clean and healthy:
Low-fat and fat-free dairy
I also for 30 years have been flossing my teeth at least once a
day. This helps keep the arteries clean also.
I also take:
Dr. Axe says this about L-arginine and how it works:
Lowering risk for arteriosclerosis and health attack
Repair blood vessels
Fighting congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease
Helping lower high blood pressure
Improving athletic performance
Increasing immune function
Reducing muscle pains
Improving kidney function
Improving mental capacity
Preventing common cold
Improves heart health
Lowers inflammation and fights effects of aging
Boosts exercise performance
Help treat erectile dysfunction and infertility
The following of best natural sources of L-arginine:
Dairy products like cultured yogurt, kefir, raw cheeses
Grass fed beef
Liver and organ meats
Wild caught fish
Healthyfoodhouse.com gives a natural way to clean blood vessels
and clogged arteries
Four garlic bulbs and four lemons. Ground both garlic and lemon
finely and put the mixture in the container. Add 17 oz. warm water and
immediately close the container. Open the container and
consume the mixture after three days. Nutritionists recommend
consuming 3.5 oz. of this liquid three times a day
Remember those blood vessels when you are trying to age
Having any kind of garden can help you and your health
There are a lot of wonderful ways that any gardening can help in YOUR health
Listed below are just some of the wonderful reasons to do any kind of gardening but in my lifetime I have had acres of garden with a neighbor and we canned beans, made ketchup, froze peas, grew jalapenos in Iowa, grew beets, and my Dad tried to grow celery in my garden. We planted lots of potatoes and even did corn. But now I do container plants – have beautiful tubular begonias and some other flowers but because my condo does not get enough sun I cannot do vegetable or fruit.
Gardening can reduce risk for stroke
Reduce risk of heart disease
Decreases the likelihood of osteoporosis
Improves one’s health
Making meaning out of our life
Enables us to enter the “zone” also known as an altered state of
Means of survival If necessary
Digging in soil has actual health and mood boosting benefits
Improves relationships and compassion
Lower risk of dementia
Strengthens your immune system
Here are some more reasons to play in the dirt:
Get enough vitamin D
Play in the dirt
Getting grounded – EARTHING
There are so many reasons to plant and care that there is NO REASON NOT TO HAVE SMALL OR LARGE GARDEN
Sense of responsibility
Keeps us connected to other living things
Helps us relax and let go
Working in nature release happy hormones
Reminds us to live in the present moment
Reminds us of the cycle of life, and to come to terms with that most universal of anxieties; death
Can allow us to vent anger and aggression
Allows us to feel in control
Gardening is easy
Gardening is good for children and gives all the benefits for
Children as it does for adults.
Love sitting on my deck and enjoying my flowers.
Earthling and gardening is so good for YOU – you do not need to spend hours doing either but spend some time for a lot of health benefits for SELFhood.
Some more good reasons to garden:
Hand strength and dexterity
Brain health and Alzheimer’s risk
Depression and mental health
Gardening can strengthen YOUR immune system, dirt also
contains a natural antidepressant called Mycobacterium vaccae.
According to research, this particular antidepressant microbe
causes cytokine levels to increase, which in turns boosts the
production of serotonin. The research as conducted by Bristol
University and University College London.
As we age, gardening helps to stimulate the brain.
Gardening helps in physical exercise, social interactions,
cognitive learning and reducing risks of dementia for people in
their 60s and 70s.
YOU and YOUR Spiritual Happy
Here is a great positive quote by Gordon B Hunckley
“Those who move forward with a Happy Spirit will find that things will always work out.”
Expect the Best
Find Your center
Let go of the past
Focus on what is important
Recognize what is not YOUR stuff and what is
Here are some ways to be Happy Spiritually
Life has a purpose
Inner happiness cannot be taken away
Fill your time with activities that make your heart grow
You a find a place of peace that stress cannot wear out
Wellness will make your body happy
Here are some more inspirations to make Happy Spirits
Design your life to bring JOY
What is YOUR “Golden Self”?
Avoid “if only” fantasies
Allow YOURself to be happy
St. Francis de Sales said: “where there is peace and meditation,
there is neither anxiety nor doubt.”
Meditation is a safe and easy way to move towards a path of
connection, healing, and inner peace. It is a way to connect to
your own higher wisdom, intuition, and guidance.
Calm is a super power
YOUR body can become sick and unhealthy is YOUR spirit is not
healthy and happy. That is why mind, body, and spirit are woven
together – that when one is sad and/or has had trauma the other
ones are affected. They are ONE – they are YOU – the 3.
Here is a wonder inspirational quote:
My to-do list for today:
-count my blessings
-let go of what I can’t control
-listen to my heart
-be productive yet calm
Keep up the Happy Spirit every day you can because trauma and
sadness does come along once in awhile and throws us back on
Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend,
Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal,
and not wound.
Advice from a tree
Stand tall and proud
Go out on a limb
Remember your roots
Drink plenty of water
Be content with your natural beauty
Enjoy the view
You will never have these 24 hours again.
Sadness and trauma hits us all during different times of our
Each of us has to get through those times the best way we
Can. Smile sometimes when going through those times. Laugh
sometimes when you are going through those times. Remember
the wonderful moments in life you have had and remember you
will have wonderful moments ahead and in all your tomorrows.
YOU and Immanuel Velikovsky
He wrote great books in the universe, he did all his research. I
have in my library most of his books and have read them. I also
have the book written by his daughter who was also a Ph.D. and
wrote about what her father went through mentally when he his
work was rejected, ridiculed and had a hard time getting them
His work has proven to be factual and true – after 40 years of
I also have the book his daughter wrote about her father having
been through those hard years. Dr. Ruth Velikovsky Sharon is a
Because there were high-level educators that dismissed his work
over the years it took it toll on Dr. Velikovsky mentally. His
theories from his research all have been proven to be true and
factual. One of his theories is that the temperature of Venus is
very high and yet the educators were saying it is the same
temperature as earth. Now we know that Venus temperature is
The educators and researchers who maintained that what
Velikovsky was not correct but they would only be proven wrong
as our space travel over the years has proven Dr. Velikovsky
correct and those educators and researchers have been made to
look like the uneducated people they are. Carl Sagan even went
along with the criticism of Dr. Velikovsky.
Never giving up over the years it caused great depression for Dr.
Velikovsky.. We all want our work and research, maybe not to be
glorified but appreciated by our colleagues and equals.
It was never ending and never did end for Dr. Velikocvsky, even
after his death. I can still see some reviews that there are still left
over non-believers and it breaks my heart after all that has come
out and from all the space travel that has proved his theories
Always know that when YOU challenge the prevailing views and
theories that there will be fallout.
Harvard’s head of the department of Astronomy dept. went after Dr.
Velikovsky for the rest of his life. Never reading his material, just
not wanting to believe in another thesis because then all they
were teaching would be considered wrong.
I find Dr. Velikovsky a giant among men who have done research
after research for years and years and writes about it only to have
their peers dismiss their work is disturbing that they would not try
to verify the thesis, they disagreed with. And made a brilliant
into a depressed mind over years and years.
Read Dr. Vilikovsky’s books, at least 1 or 2 and enjoy his journey
of research from cultural myths to reality.
YOU and Gilda Radner ““it’s Always Something” dying with cancer
It was in the early 1990a’s that I read Gilda’s book about her
journey as she was dying of ovarian cancer.
And I can remember as I was reading why was ovarian cancer
so hard to detect and took until it almost had reached the last stages for the
women to have a doctor find it. It reinforced my thinking that somehow we needed
to keep our inside as healthy as we keep our outside.
Then they came up with a blood test several years after Gilda
passed and that was to help but not all women and not all doctors
were giving the blood test or knew enough to ask for it.
CA-125 Blood test is what they came up with-protein that is in the
blood. I believe it came out after Gilda had passed also.
Her book is her personal account of her struggle with ovarian
cancer and her inspiring attempt to keep an upbeat attitude during
her illness. Her discussion of a Santa Monica patient support
group called the Wellness Community is the best part of the
book and may be of interest to cancer patients and their families.
I was not a fan and have never like SNL but I did like Gilda and
her Roseanna Roseanna that I could watch sometimes.
Gilda and Gene Wilder, her husband, used comedy and their
the sense of humor to cope with cancer.
I remember in the late 1940’s my aunt had both her breast
removed and the pain she suffered after That-I believe they
mainly did research on women before the final and best treatment
becomes available. And I believe Gilda had some of that also
with ovarian cancer before the last 20 years have helped in that
So YOU can help women and friends that are going through
cancer I highly recommend Gilda’s book, the “The Last Lecture” by
Randy or Dr. Thomas Dooley’s great book as he was dying about
“Before I Sleep”.
I lost my mother, brother and sister to 3 different cancers in the
The early 2000s and I hope as we went through their time in Hospice
that I was a comfort to each of them as they passed.
Be brave and courageous as we go through life, knowing that you
will have family and friends that are dying of cancer. I know each
of you will be there for them in their journey.
YOU and Water Exercising for Healthy and Happy Aging
The following is from Dr. Mercola’s website about water exercises:
When doing exercises, you may need a change of pace, moving your
workout to the water may rekindle your enthusiasm, while at the same
time providing some unique benefits
You might think you could not possibly get as intense of a workout in the water,
but research suggests otherwise. Due to the resistance of the water, t just
seems like you cannot work as hard, but in reality, you are.
The water acts as a form of built-in resistance as if you are surrounded
your body with weights, making it simple to increase the intensity of your
workout and challenge muscles that are harder to engage on land.
Also, because water lessens the effects of gravity, you are able to
move your body through a wider range of motion, which improves flexibility.
Even your lungs get a beneficial workout because the water pressure
makes them work harder than they would on land.
Because it is low-impact and easily tailored to your fitness level, anyone
can benefit from water exercise, regardless of age or agility.
If you are overweight or obese, elderly have arthritis, joint pain,
osteoporosis, or an injury that makes weight-bearing exercise difficult or
painful, water may be an excellent choice. Swimming or walking in water
reduces the pressure n your back and knees.
Exercising in water builds cardiovascular stamina, strength, and flexibility,
helps burn body fat, increases circulation, and can help you rehabilitate
healing muscles and joints.
Research shows that people who water exercise can burn as much body
fat and build as much muscle as those who engage in land-based exercise
Expect to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics
class, according to the Aquatic Exercise Association. The actual amount
your burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements, as
well as water temperature and depth. In general, faster movements
incorporating the upper a lower body in deep water elicit the greatest
When exercising in water, you work against 12 times the resistance of air,
according to an article published in “American Fitness”. Simply kicking and
cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which
translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body.
I have been doing water aerobics for about 25 years. I do 100 – 200 reps
of jumping jacks, leg lifts, jogging, strategies and as fast and as much as I
can and usually in the water for about 1 hour.
YOU and Building YOUR Brain Power as YOU age
Today, we will go over some of the ways to keep building your
brain power as we age.
“Fluid intelligence” refers to the brain’s ability to focus and project
patterns in a useful way and t implies some degree of change in
the hard wiring of the brain.
We each have to search out and find out as we age how to
continually keep our brain healthy and happy. There are certain
things we need to do and certain applications. One brain training
site is Lumosity. Use all your tools to keep the brain/mind active
as YOU age
The following is from forbes.com written by Michael Merzenich,
How to make your brain smarter every day
Most older brains, by the way, are neglected. Thy is, therefore,
slower and less accurate, and do a poorer job recording useful
information and controlling their owner’s actions. The common
belief not so many years ago, was that we older fold was just
stuck with these declining faculties. Again, we now know this is
simply not true. Your brain can be better, stronger, smarter and
safer, starting now.
The areas of the brain that control learning and memory require
Dr, Merzenich spends time doing some of the following:
He and his wife know that every brain needs a regular dose of
Pick one or two of the above that the Dr. does – not all of us have
the funds or even want to do everything on the list.
Learn something new today
Go to the library – read a good non-fiction book.
Dr. Mercola has some good ideas for a smarter brain:
Animal-based omegao-3 fats
Fish, liver, bran
Optimize your gut flora (called “second brain)
Listen to music
Challenge your mind
I try to do all the above so I can stay sharp and smart as I age
Keep up the good work on keeping your mind/brain smart
YOU and YOUR telomeres
The Nobel Prize in Medicine for breakthrough discoveries in
Telomere Biology was awarded in 2009 to one of the founders of
the company now providing TeloYears. No other DNA test has
had more prestigious scientific research supporting its
How fantastic to learn how long your telomeres are because that
is your lifeline.
Dr. Axe.com has the following information on telomeres
Telomeres are segments of DNA at the end of your
chromosomes. Each time a cell divides, its telomeres become
shorter. After years of splicing and dicing, telomeres become too
short for more division. At this point, cells are unable to divide
further and become inactive, die or continue dividing anyway-an
the abnormal process that is potentially dangerous.
Each telomere’ ‘ticking biological clock has the potential to alter us
lives in drastic ways but, interestingly, it is not our age that
determines when the clock will stop – it is the length of your
While science still is not 1000 percent sure how telomere length
affects how we age, it is clear that the longer our telomeres are, the
better. The good news is that there are a variety of lifestyle
changes you can make today to lengthen your telomere.
Control and reduce stress
3.eat a range of foods for antioxidant and vitamin benefits
practice meditation and yoga
Essentially, this is how our bodies age. As more of our cells lose
their telomeres and go out of commission, without others to take
their place, the body follows and begins breaking down. And
telomeres do not leave quietly. Their shortening process has
been linked to aging, cancer and a higher risk of death
Each telomere’s ticking biological clock has the potential to alter
our lives in drastic ways but, interestingly, it is not our age that
determines when the clock will stop – it is the length of our
Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared the Nobel Prize or
her research on telomeres that people are now recognizing how
important they are foraging. And people, like myself, find it easy
to follow instructions for making our telomeres longer.
Elizabeth and Elissa Epel, are the authors of “The Telomere
Stay tuned because I will do the test to see how my aging is doing
because I am hoping my telomeres are long and beautiful
There will be several topics in today’s blog:
Like I have said over and over again here in these blogs is that
I do prevention against disease; against cancer, diabetes,
arthritis, and any other disease, any autoimmune disease is
really any disease plus inflammations of anything in the body.
My goal is to never have any of the above. I had already
become hypothyroid in the 1980s and have been determined not
to have anything else that would cause me any disease. So far,
I have not had any other disease besides that which being
Hypothyroid is enough because one is more susceptible to
cancer, diabetes, and heart disease being hypothyroid so I take
care nutritionally of my body.
Since each of us is unique in body structure with genes and
DNA plus a mired of other factors you need to feed your body
nutrition that will keep you from disease and this website gives
YOU the tools to know your body, mind, and spirit to keep SELF
Healthy while you age.
You need to know how much of each you body needs but
be sure you are putting into your body the best quality you can
afford anything because You are in control of YOUR body and
whether it gets any disease or not.
I believe I would not have gotten hypothyroidism if I had known that
Iodine was the one thing my thyroid runs on and my body was
running out of Iodine.
Below is a list for nutrition that YOUR body needs:
When you eat foods that contain protein, they are broken down in the body into amino acids. These amino acids are used to build and repair any muscle tissue. This is great for those who are physically active or exercise regularly. You are able to recover at a faster rate than if you do not consume protein. Every tissue in your body is made up of protein and you need to consume enough through your diet to replenish it. Protein is also needed to help your immune and nervous system.
Gives you energy to function throughout your day. Good carbs
Can be from vegetables and fruits. When carbs are ingested your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps the carbs to be stored in the muscles or as fat. Stored carbs in the body are also known as glycogen. They are an energy supply and help to achieve better fat loss but help in overall physique.
Without fats, you will not be able to survive. They keep your body warm during cold weather. Fats lubricate joints and keep your muscles loose and mobile for good workouts.
Personally, I eat Irish Gold butter which is an excellent fat, I eat cottage cheese not a lot but a little. I eat beef which has some good fat.
I stay away from bad fats – anything man-made is bad fat or anything else for that matter.
Natural fat is good fat, man-made and processed fat is bad.
Vitamins and minerals,
I make sure I also get enough vitamins and minerals. B-complex
Is very important. I drink Yerba mate tea-250 minerals from south
American. Because I drink some distilled water I take Dr. Marshall’s pink salt for another good dose of minerals.
Always, enough – not too much and not too little. I have 2 types
Filtered water at home-a PH alkaline water filter and a distilling machine for water and that is all the water I drink from those 2 sources.