Archive for the ‘A Healthy Life’ Category

Already read this once? It is worth a re-read.

August 8th, 2017 Comments off


How do we show love?

August 7th, 2017 Comments off



I know the person who received this tasty surprise appreciated the gesture and probably gobbled down the deliciously tempting treat.  But knowing that this particular person is a diabetic who has to control her sugar intake, makes me wonder if it was from a friend or foe.  Not trying to be a wet blanket, but we need to help our friends resist, not give in to the cravings that are bad for us.

I had a friend who wore a button that said, “If you love me, don’t give me chocolate!”

Maybe diabetics need to have buttons made too!


August 5th, 2017 Comments off


From The Homestead – Check your Urine Color

August 4th, 2017 Comments off


Warning Signals In Your Urine Color


Several times a day, you have an opportunity to visually check for warning signals in your urine color that gives clues to possible health conditions that need to be addressed like an early warning detection system.  Your kidneys work twenty four hours a day to filter toxins, bacteria and sugars out of your blood stream and flush them out through your urine. Every day, the kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood to produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine.  The color of your urine (pee) is consonantly giving you signs of potentially serious health problems that may otherwise go unnoticed.


Yes, urine color can vary beyond shades of yellow and other colors can be a cause for concern.



Good Source of Protein . . . Eat Your Veggies!

August 2nd, 2017 Comments off


Don’t Forget to Drink Water All Through the Day

August 1st, 2017 Comments off


What’s So Funny About the ‘Funny Bone’?

July 31st, 2017 Comments off

1055962820692-1.funny_boneYour funny bone isn’t actually a bone at all. Running down the inside part of your elbow is a nerve called the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve lets your brain know about feelings in your fourth and fifth fingers. It’s also one of the nerves that controls some movement of your hand.

 You get that funny feeling when the ulnar nerve is bumped against the humerus (say: HYOO-muh-rus), the long bone that starts at your elbow and goes up to your shoulder. Tapping your funny bone doesn’t do any damage to your elbow, arm, or ulnar nerve. But it sure feels strange!

People sometimes mention the funny bone when they talk about their sense of humor. Maybe you’ve heard someone say that something “really tickled my funny bone.” 


The 5 Types of Memory

July 31st, 2017 Comments off

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Health Magazine gives a summary of the 5 types of memory.  I found it interesting, so before I forget I am passing it on to you. 🙂

SENSORY: This is your brain’s immediate record of the stimuli from the outside environment – like seeing a traffic light turn green or feeling the shower water get too hot – that helps your body unconsciously react in the moment.  What you remember becomes short-term memory.

SHORT TERM: Informations stored for a brief period so we can carry out tasks such as reading a phone number and recalling it just long enough to dial. (Also called working memory.)

LONG TERM: Facts you’re able to call up after a long period of time, like your childhood address.

PROCEDURAL: Learned memories that you see without even thinking about them, like knowing how to drive or play golf.
EXPLICIT: The ability to remember facts – such as state capitals – and consciously recall them

We need all of these forms of memory and if you are like me, I get concerned when any one of them starts to show signs of decline.  Aging is not a fun experience along these lines, or most other lines for that matter, so we have to make an effort to strengthen our memory in any way we can.  Now, where did I put my keys?


Making Whoopee . . . an important part of life.

July 30th, 2017 Comments off


As taboo as it may be in some places, sex is an important part of human life as a facet of relationships and the means to reproduce. Here are a few things you might not have known.

  1. On any given day, sexual intercourse takes place 120 million times on earth. Humans are a quickly proliferating species, and with about 4% of the world’s population having sex on any given day, it’s no wonder that birth rates continue to increase in many places all over the world.
  2. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. While you can’t see skin cells or muscle cells, the ovum is typically large enough to be seen with the naked eye with a diameter of about a millimeter. The sperm cell, on the other hand, is tiny, consisting of little more than nucleus.
  3. The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Pregnancy hormones can cause mood swings, cravings and many other unexpected changes. Oddly enough, hormones can often affect the types of dreams women have and their vividness. 


Did You Know?

July 29th, 2017 Comments off

Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. While few babies are born with teeth in place, the teeth that will eventually push through the gums of young children are formed long before the child even leaves the womb. At 9 to 12 weeks the fetus starts to form the teeth buds that will turn into baby teeth.

Babies are always born with blue eyes. The color of your eyes depends on the genes you get from your parents, but at birth most babies appear to have blue eyes. The reason behind this is the pigment melanin. The melanin in a newborn’s eyes often needs time after birth to be fully deposited or to be darkened by exposure to ultraviolet light, later revealing the baby’s true eye color.

Babies are, pound for pound, stronger than an ox. While a baby certainly couldn’t pull a covered wagon at its present size, if the child were the size of an oxen it just might very well be able to. Babies have especially strong and powerful legs for such tiny creatures, so watch out for those kicks.

One out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born. Nursing mothers may cringe at this fact. Sometimes the tooth is a regular baby tooth that has already erupted and sometimes it is an extra tooth that will fall out before the other set of choppers comes in.

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