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January 27, 2015

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Are you on Acid?

1.55 mm under your skin, your ecology is either acid or alkaline: alkaline good, acid bad. You are a chemistry set with 200 trillion cells; each preforming millions of chemical reactions daily which can create an acidic environment disease loves. However, like Earth’s oceans and the death of the coral reefs that are turning acidic enough to kill off marine critters, America’s innards suffer similarly pollution.  Over acidity, a...

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Reasons to like Ginger

I’m a ginger. Are you a ginger? Wouldn’t you like to eat some ginger too? Whether you love, hate, or never tried the real thing, ginger is universally praised for its medicinal and culinary qualities. For over 2 thousand years Chinese medicine has used ginger to help cure and prevent health problems. Ginger, an expensive spice at the time, was used by ancient Romans. One pound of ginger was equivalent to the price of a sheep. To treat...

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There’s more than ‘meats’ the eye

Leary of today’s delicatessen meats ‘jammed’ into your sandwiches.  Everywhere I go, people are share they’ve discovered their favorite Deli meats contain harmful chemicals and preservatives. They refuse to feed it to their families; a message rapidly spreading into the proliferating non-vegetarian community. Some jolting info from Livestrong.com, et.al: To prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses such as botulism meat manufacturers...

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Booze: I don’t miss you

Believe me, when I was young, I cocktailed with Olympian panache: a futile attempt to plug the empty hole in my heart. My bond with booze caused heartbreak, loss of friends and personal property, dignity, values, health, and my self-esteem. Booze will do that. “I don’t care about my new $100 shoes…” GUELPH! BAAAARRRRFFF! God, Sandi and my angels mercifully lowered a rope into my well of self-destruction and saved me, bathing me in...

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Holiday eating

When the holiday gorge-fest winds down, the last plates are hand-dried with Grandma’s Irish Linen and the hutch cabinet doors finally snap shut, it’s time for family fun, games and togetherness. Rather than being tempted to disappear into your iPhone or watch football or “A Miracle on 34th Street,” how about inviting someone you love to join you on a neighborhood stroll or play Checkers, Scrabble or Monopoly with the children, if that...

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