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Cranberries for Thanksgiving? Good for you every day!

November 20th, 2017 Comments off

Are you going to have cranberries this Thanksgiving?  You won’t be alone.  Every Thanksgiving Americans eat 80 million pounds of cranberries!  That is something we are doing right.  In fact:

Since the early 21st century within the global functional food  industry, raw cranberries have been marketed as a “superfruit” due to their nutrient content and antioxidant  qualities.

The tart berry is a health powerhouse: It fights urinary-tract infections by preventing bacteria from building up in the urinary tract, promotes growth of healthy gut bacteria and is a great source of vitamin C.

So, pour yourself a glass of delicious cranberry juice and say Cheers to the holidays, and to your good health!

A Question for Mr. Know-it-All

November 5th, 2017 Comments off

Who are most affected by sleep deprivation, younger or older people?

Like most other adults, seniors usually need about seven to nine hours of sleep, though they may have a harder time getting it in a single block of time.

But healthy older people are less affected by sleep deprivation than younger people.

In one 2009 study, healthy people aged 65 to 76 had faster reaction times, focused better, and dozed off less than people 18 to 29 years old when they went 26 hours without sleep.

Whatever your age, lack of sleep — even one night — can cause you to be irritable and vulnerable to stress. It can affect your memory and your judgment, too.

Don’t forget to breathe!

October 27th, 2017 Comments off

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.” 


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