MEDICAL CORNER …. “10 Foods That Are Slowly Killing Us”!!

MEDICAL CORNER …. Please, eat as healthy as possible. Educate yourself & research!!

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~~April 15, 2015~~ 

10 Everyday Foods That Are Slowly Killing You

By: Anna Fleet

Anna Fleet is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a punishment or temporary fix to attain a desired fitness or body image goal.

Anna helps her clients take responsibility for their own health and wellness through her classes and articles on Activebeat.

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When it comes to the foods you shouldn’t be eating, it would be simple for me to point to the obvious. Bacon, for example, regardless of its deliciousness … well, on EVERYTHING, will eventually double your risk of stroke if you eat a lot of it every day. And food experts warn that convenience, deep-fried foods are no better. Donuts, French fries, and chicken wings not only threaten your waistline; the deep-frying process actually leaves food infused with toxic chemicals that put you…

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MEDICAL CORNER (natural alternative) ….. Soursop – GUANABANA!

MEDICAL CORNER …. Soursop!! Guanábama!!
Disclaimer …. not intended as a cure. Always consult with your medical provider!!

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MEDICAL CORNER (natural alternative) ..... Soursop - GUANABANA!

In Spanish …… GUANABAMA!!

~GUYABANO (SOURSOP) TEA FOR CANCER, DIABETES, ARTHRITIS AND OTHER INFLAMMATORY DISEASES ~
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HOW TO PREPARE:
You will be needing 40 pcs of guyabano leaves
1 liter clean water

NOTE: USE MATURE BUT NOT TOO OLD LEAVES. AIR DRIED LEAVES ARE BETTER THAN FRESH LEAVES BECAUSE IT CONCENTRATES THE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF THE LEAVES MAKING IT MORE EFFECTIVE. DON’T ALSO DO SUN OR OVEN DRY BECAUSE TOO MUCH HEAT WILL COOK THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF THE LEAVES, THUS LOSING ITS POTENCY.

PROCEDURE:
1. Boil the 1 liter water in a sauce pan.
2. As soon as it boils, add the leaves and turn the heat to low.
3. Simmer it for 20 minutes. The color will turn to golden brown or just like the color of regular tea.
4. let it cool before drinking.

The tea is only good for 7-8 hours and may…

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MEDICAL CORNER …. “Oppositional Defiant Disorder”!!

MEDICAL CORNER …. This is more common than I thought. Please, take a look … you may find an answer, like I did.

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~~February 28, 2015~~ 

I never had any children of my own. However, at this time in my life, I have been part of the care giving of four grandchildren. And I have learned a lot …. this is one of the issues we seem to be dealing with at this time. 

I’ve been researching and find it very surprising that, in spite of being in the medical field, I wasn’t aware of this disorder. I’ve never found myself in this type of situation.

As I search for information, it seems to be that there are many families out there who could be dealing with this disorder. 

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~Oppositional defiant disorder~

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Definition
Mayo Clinic Staff

Even the best-behaved children can be difficult and challenging at times. But if your child or teen has a frequent and persistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness toward you and other authority figures…

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MEDICAL CORNER …. Eating healthier and cheaper!!

MEDICAL CORNER …. Benefits of having your own vegetable/fruits/herbs garden!!

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~~February 12, 2015~~ 

Why Grow Food?

Growing your own food at home makes sense.

The benefits include the following

Your organic, home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs are fresher, more nutritious and more delicious than conventionally farmed fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Most fruit and vegetables lose nutritional value when they are stored for lengthy periods, or when they are being transported from interstate or overseas. Chemical preservatives are also applied, which do nothing for your health.

The fruit and vegetables in supermarkets have been bred for appearance, a long shelf life and resistance to bruising during transport. The fruit and vegetables best to grow in your own back yard, on the other hand, have been bred for being nutritious and delicious.

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You don’t have to worry about the prices of vegetables, herbs and fruits continuing to rise.  The best way to ensure food security for you, your family and your neighbors…

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Learning to deal with PTSD – Fighting PTSD

MEDICAL CORNER …. awesome article!!! More information about PTSD. From a wonderful blogger friend!!

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When you get diagnosed with PTSD or suspect that you might have PTSD, it can be a difficult pill to swallow. You will most likely have a lot of questions or are at lost for what to do next.

Maybe you think that you are crazy. Maybe you feel ashamed. Even a little shocked.

That’s normal. Give yourself some time to adjust.

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Let me tell you this (and this might seem strange to you): Being diagnosed with PTSD isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it’s a good thing! Not that you have PTSD obviously, but at least now you finally know what’s causing your stress, anxiety and all the other stuff that’s been thrown at you. And now you know what you are up against, you can start to deal with it. You are not your diagnosis! Remember that.

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Tip 1: Educate yourself!

It’s important to know as…

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MEDICAL CORNER …. Familiar products! Origin: MONSANTO!!

MEDICAL CORNER …. Products created by MONSANTO! They are everywhere …. be aware and careful!!

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~~February 3, 2015~~ 

Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Greater St. Louis, Missouri.

It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand.

Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s Monsanto was a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. Some achievements by Monsanto and its scientists as a chemical company included breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs).

The company also manufactures controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin (a.k.a. bovine growth hormone).

Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, along with three academic teams, which was announced in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of…

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MEDICAL CORNER …. Sea Salt vs Table Salt!!

MEDICAL CORNER … Sea salt vs. tablet salt! Moderation is key!!

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~~February 2, 2015~~ 

What’s the difference between sea salt and table salt?

The most notable differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing.

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.

Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping. Most table salt also has added iodine, an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid.

Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt and table salt contain comparable…

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MEDICAL CORNER … Short and sweet: C.R.A.P.!!

MEDICAL CORNER … Doctor’s Voice: Short and sweet!! Stop eating CRAP!!

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~~January 8, 2015~~ 

DEFINITIONS

A carbonated drink is a beverage that has dissolved carbon dioxide, most often to improve the taste and/or texture.

Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Refined sugars have been processed even more from their natural form.

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Fake (artificial) foods are made from various types of plastics, resins, and similar materials to replicate the appearance of real foods. There are various names for fake food including pretend food, wax food, artificial food, faux food, replica food, imitation food, food replicas, false foods, food fakes, and simulated food.

Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms. Food processing combines raw food ingredients to produce marketable food…

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Throwback Thursday: Battling A Memory Monster

MEDICAL CORNER ….. from an awesome blogger friend!!! PTSD ….. “Battling A Memory Monster”. Take a look!!

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On ‘Throwback Thursdays’ I want to share some older Poems and post of mine. I hope you will enjoy!

Today I want to share an article with you I wrote some time ago entitled ‘Battling A Memory Monster’.

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It’s an article about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)

I think it’s very important to know that a lot of people are battling this. Especially around the Holidays! 

Not just veterans, but also victims of violence, abuse and other traumatic experiences.

I have severe PTSD myself and I want to give the people who are battling this, and any other mental condition, a voice, strength and support.

Please, read it. It might give you a better understanding of something that is not visible.

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Don’t Judge, Just Care.

Lots of Love,

Just Patty

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Not everything is “kosher” at Monsanto …… where the GMOs are made!!

As the “Doctor’s Voice” & MEDICAL CORNER …. a throwback post on GMOs. Very important to our health!

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January 3, 2014 

14 Lawsuits filed against Monsanto. In May 2013, a farmer in eastern Oregon discovered GMO wheat growing in one of his fields, even though it is not commercially available and the field was never used as a test field. Japan and South Korea cut off their purchases of wheat from the Pacific Northwest, but have since resumed imports. Lawsuits against Monsanto ensued after the discovery.

A total of 14 lawsuits against Monsanto arising from the discovery of genetically-modified wheat in an Oregon wheat field earlier this year have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for Kansas, and assigned to Magistrate Judge Karen M. Humphreys.

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In May 2013, a farmer in eastern Oregon discovered Roundup Ready wheat growing in one of his fields, even though it is not commercially available and the field was never used as a test field for the product. The discovery caused quite a…

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