Jim’s gone

Religious Candles and Cross

To all my family and friends:

My brother, Jim, passed away a short time ago.  I so appreciate all your prayer support during the past few months, as it meant so much to Jim that you all showed that kind of love and respect.  Our family will miss him yet we rejoice in the knowledge that he is with the Lord, in peace and no more pain, fear or suffering.

God bless you all and may His peace comfort you all your days.

Shalom,

Jeanne

Today’s Outing

Doctor Speaking with Patient

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Newly surfaced parking lot

Soft comfy sitting room

Gracious discreet office staff–

Am stroking an aura of doom.

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Cheered into the inner sanctum

Doctor presents with a smile

Examines the mega complaint–

Encourages me after a while.

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Returned to the car, lauding

Weight lifted off shoulders

Holding new supply of remedies–

“Goodbye, darn ole boulders!”

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“May You be praised, my Father

May all the glory be Yours 

Decree over all Your Creation —

Peace and joy absorbed to the core.”

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NaPoWriMo   Day 16

Apples, Ladies?

 

©Jeanne E. Webster

Just in…

The September-October Arthritis Today magazine has good news for us–an apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away.  A study recently completed on a group of women ages 45-65 showed that an apple a day may help lower cholesterol levels, along with decreasing C-reactive protein (CRP), a sign of inflammation in the blood. 

After including a cup of dried apples a day in their diets for six months, participants realized a 23% decrease in their LDL (bad) cholesterol, a 4% increase in their HDL (good) cholesterol and a 32 % decrease in their CRP.  Lower CRP relates to less inflammatory process going on within the blood stream.  Also an average loss of 3.3 pounds was realized, confirming earlier studies that pectin, a soluble fiber, gels while in the gastrointestinal tract, helping to curb the appetite.

So ladies, go to the nearest grocery store and buy those apples.  An apple is an apple, so don’t worry about which kind to buy, just make sure they are fresh.  Overripe ones break down pectin and are less effective.  Also it doesn’t matter how you prepare them–fresh, baked or dried; just keep in mind the calories. 

(The above article is my review of A Healthy Pick, by Claire Sykes, from the September-October issue of Arthritis Today.  If you are seeking a full article presentation, subscribe to the hardcopy through membership in the Arthritis Foundation.)   For the online magazine: 

http://www.arthritistoday.org/magazine-issues/september-october-2011/index.php

This article is not published in the online magazine issue.

Stick Out Your Tongue

A multiple tongue piercing in progress. - The ...

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http://www.womenshealth.gov/news/english/index.2011.01.cfm

The above link is an excellent read fresh from the Women’s Health information center.  Issues covered are many:  tongue piercings, heart disease, dementia, diets, etc.  Stay current on your health, ladies, and pass these important facts on to your friends and relatives.

Have a happy, safe January! (jew)