Writing a Hymn – Good for the Soul Music

Writing a Hymn Good gor the soul

 

Sometimes we need to step back and do something we love just for our mental or emotional health.  That’s what I did for a week in June of 2019.    I call it – “Good for the Soul Music.”

Writing My Hymn For Submission to the Hymnbook

When I was at BYU studying Music, my MusicTheory Professor told us we had a chance to submit a hymn and possibly be published in the new hymnbook that was coming out in a couple of years.  That was 1962 and I didn’t have any idea of how to write a hymn then, so I didn’t even try.  I had written a tune for our dorm to sing in a BYU competition but we didn’t win so my confidence wasn’t at it’s best.

I have learned a lot about composing music over the last 5 decades.  I have taught my piano students how to write their own music, and many of them compose music as adults today.

How to Write Music

To write music easier, some software programs like Finale/Phenole have been created that will print the music as you play it.  It is not super easy to use the program, but once you learn how, it sure takes the work out of writing all the notes and it really looks professional too.

My first music composing software was called “Finale” for my old Mac computer (1984)  I arranged a lot of music with that electronic music program. and then we bought an IBM type computer.  The Finale music program did not transfer to our new computer system.

Creating music without music composing software was never the same after that.  The windows format just isn’t an Apple computer.
I have since learned of some music composing software that is for the Windows computer, but I knew there would be a learning curve that I didn’t have time for at this moment.

I had created a MUSIC Bingo game on that old Macintosh, and I still use that MUSIC game today for my piano students..

Fast Forward To Today-2019

Nearly 60 years later, who knew that I would get a second chance at writing a hymn for another new hymnbook?  But without my   Finale music program, it would be hard!

Stepping back a bit, it had always been my intention to write a hymn for a new hymnbook, if they ever published another one in my lifetime.   So it was on my mind when the new hymnbook was announced.

Finding My Lyrics

My confidence was lacking in writing my own lyrics so I went to the scriptures looking for words I could put to music.  I had sung  “Elijah”  at BYU with the Oratorio Choir so I looked for some of those words.

The words were not all neatly typed for the composer, Mendelssohn.  He had to take a little from one verse of the Bible, and a little from another verse to ultimately write the lyrics.  They were pure inspiration.  Then he wrote the music for the words.

In the scriptures, I found a few things that I thought I might use for lyrics, but no inspiration for a tune was there.  Maybe I was putting the “cart before the horse.”

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composing-music

Writing the Tune

Then about a year ago in 2018, I  received a poem written by my husband’s great grandfather, Richard Godfrey, and I thought, “Oh, maybe this would make a good hymn? ”  But alas, It didn’t have words for today’s generation so I abandoned his poem, but not before I had a tune come into my mind for it.

I was in the car at the time, and I was reading Richard Godfrey’s poem when this tune came into my mind.   I only had my phone handy, so I hummed the tune in “video record mode” and got the tune preserved.

This was the start of my hymn.  I never even put it down on paper at that time.

Then one day a little later we were told that a new hymnbook would be printed later and we could submit our own hymns if we wanted to possibly have them included in the book.

For months  I had that tune running around in my head with more words matching the tune.  I would get up and put those words into a file on my phone labeled “my hymn”.  So I had 15 to 20 different phrases that matched the rhythm of the tune.

A Call to Action

It was late Sunday the 23rd of June, when my sister called telling me she had just heard that the deadline for our hymn submission was  July 1., 2019.   “You’ve got to enter your hymn.”  Oh, it’s too late I reasoned.  But she challenged me to DO It.  That meant I only had 1 week to write everything.  Could I do it?

First I had to transfer all my lyrics to my computer and then transcribe the tune onto the music staff.    And after the tune was written, then I had to make it into a chorale , or in other words in “hymn style.”  That was going to be a lot of work.

Here’s How It Happened

Elaine called June 23 and told me the submission day was July 1st  so that meant I only had one week to complete everything and submit it.  As I said, I had only the tune recorded on my phone and a number of phrases for the words.
I had two of my daughters and my sister and of course my husband review and give me comments and suggestions, but this tune is solely mine and the words came to me in the still of the night.

The tune played in my head

The tune was playing in my head almost constantly for a while this spring. In the night words would pop into my mind and I captured them on my phone-notes whenever that happened.
I then had to organize them into an order that made sense and I tried to rhyme the words. That was possibly the hardest thing to do.
I had the tune but then I had to write the chords and parts. After 3 days that came together.  I considered trying to find someone with the Phenole music writing program for windows.  But then I realized it would have a learning curve, and I didn’t have time to spend learning something new, so  I asked one of my creative  grandsons if he would come to script it for me so that it was legible.  Gratefully he did it in only 3-4 hours.

Only 3 Days Left

Then, when it came time to put on the pressure to complete this by July 1st, I had just 3 days left to complete it. Everything seemed against me. I had emailed the words to my sister, and then the words had disappeared from my notes on my phone.
I found them in the delete file, but then that very day, I never touched anything I swear, but my lyrics file was deleted right before my eyes. Gone forever. What was I to do?
Try as I might, I couldn’t remember very many phrases.  It was like Bam!  Remember this NOW! Whaat?
I could not remember.

All Was Not Lost

Then I remembered sharing them by email with my sister just the night before and I retrieved them from that sent email. Whew!

I tried to find the files I’d saved on my computer concerning this hymn.  I had a hard time keeping track of where they were on the computer. Sometimes, it was as if someone didn’t want me to find them.  It smelled of a conspiracy!  Funny how the mind can conjure up all kinds of reasons why the challenges are there.
In order to submit my hymn, I was required to create a profile page but I couldn’t find where to do my profile.  I searched and searched but could not find it.  Then, Friday, after praying desperately about it, the “create profile” page appeared on my computer screen when I entered the “submit your hymn” area almost miraculously.  That was awesome!  I was definitely guided every step of the way.
My grandson had taken pictures of my song and then stored them on my computer.  I had written the Title and Copyright info on it and saved it to a file.
1.  I had to convert everything to a PDF file,
2. Submit the hymn with my name and copyright,
3.  Submit the lyrics with my name and copyright
4.  Submit both hymn & lyrics without my name & copyright information. too 
I believe the reason the wanted a copy without the composer or author’s name on the submission form is so that when the Music Committee votes on which songs to put in the Hymnbook, they won’t be swayed by the name of the person submitting it.  Some people are famous and people might be swayed by the name alone.
When it came time to submit, I had done everything required but was unable to find the files where everything was stored anywhere.  I again prayed for help.
All I could think of was to call my grandson.   I figured he would know how to find the files.  As it turned out, he had taken a number of computer classes in high school and graduated from a college computer course in Windows Operating System (which I didn’t realize) 

There were less than 4 hours left

It was 8 pm and time was running short; I had less than 4 hours left so I called up my wonderful 17 year old teenage grandson again, and of course, he dropped what he was doing and came right over.  I kid you not.  He really did!!
To make a long story shorter, I had done a number of things that were unnecessary and he undid those and simply found my hiding files and entered them ready for submission.  I had done everything I needed to but simply couldn’t find where they were on the computer.  They were hiding right in front of me in my open files.
NOTE: If files are open, you can’t find them in your folders.  I prayed and prayed to be able to find them, but all I could think of was “call Brandon,”  and he knew exactly what to do.  In a little more than 45 minutes, he had me ready to submit.  But he made ME push the “submit” button.  After you push submit you can’t edit anymore.
After much trepidation, I pushed “submit”  but the submission form asked again “Are you sure you are ready to submit?”  Ultimately I finally pushed the button, thanking my dear grandson Brandon over and over again.   I never fail to be amazed at how it all came together.

Recap

It turned out that writing my hymn was good for my health, whether it is emotional or mental, call it what you may.  I had committed to writing a song with words to submit in less than a week’s time.  Mission accomplished – I did it!!  That was good for my psyche, for my soul.
I learned that with a lot of help from the Lord above and from some family members reviewing and commenting, I submitted it about 8:45 pm, June 30th, 2019.  It was three hours under the July 1st deadline.
We can do anything we set our minds to, we just have to ask for help.  If we don’t understand things then asking questions from Siri or Cortana, Google or our Heavenly Father usually will bring an answer.
Sometimes we get into things we don’t fully understand as I found several times.  When that happens we need to swallow our pride and admit that we need help.  I knew I needed help but thought it would miraculously appear, just like had happened before.  But It didn’t.  All that I could think of was to call Brandon. Sometimes prayers are answered through other people.
The moral of this story is, when you are in “over your head” don’t be afraid to ask for help, and when all else fails, get some help from an expert.  That expert may just be your 17-year-old grandson.
Thank you for reading about my experience.  It has been good for me to relay this unfolding saga.  Please leave your comments below.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

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laughter is the best medicine

I broke my ankle in 2017 and spent nearly 3 months
in rehab, which I assure you was no picnic.  I became
very familiar with Matlock, and  Hallmark movies.

I nearly lost my leg in the ordeal, due to infection,  but gratefully I was spared having to go hippity-hopping everywhere.  I didn’t do well on one leg for 9 weeks, I assure you. 

I learned to tell stories (true ones) that kept the hired help entertained,  and I learned to laugh at myself to keep from crying.  Laughter is the best medicine.

I am Diabetic and have Narcolepsy. so there was plenty to

nurse-helping-woman
nurse helping woman

talk about. The Nurse, CNA’s, and PT’s would often remark that I was so “interesting”.  I found myself falling asleep during physical therapy and the therapist would say “Linda, wake up” Yeah, they probably thought I was crazy.

Most of the other patients there were morose and mostly lifeless.  Some wouldn’t even get out of bed all day long. I’m sure the hired help thought none of those stories I told were true.  How could anyone be so upbeat and positive in a place like that?

That first night in rehab   I sunk so low, I didn’t think there was any possibility of surviving this ordeal.  It was impossible!  I couldn’t put any weight on my broken leg – no weight-bearing!   -0–

Talk about being handicapped! (see HERE) I had to relearn how to do everything on one leg.

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balancing-on-one-foot

Everything!!  How to get out of bed, turn and sit in the wheelchair, all on one leg.

That was called “a transfer.”  Now I wasn’t a small person, mind you, at 255 lbs.   My legs were little spindles with most of the weight from the hips up.

You try standing on only one leg and pivoting around to sit down in a chair at the side of the bed. You are half drugged out of your mind (so you don’t feel the pain that your diabetic legs can’t feel anyway) LOL

It was almost a joke.  And even funnier to watch if it wasn’t so pathetic.

Then getting into the bathroom was easy.  They just “wheeled you in there”, but now you have to stand up again on one leg. pivot on that one leg, 3 or four times, now sit down.  Oh no, you moved the portable stool as you sat down.  Ooops.  Well, I guess housekeeping can take care of the spills.

Finished? OK stand up again, pivot (oh the handicap bar helped a lot there).  Now sit down again. “NO WAIT till I get the chair under you”  Always  feel with your  hand  around behind you and find the wheel chair handle to make sure the chair is there before you sit down”!!

WOW, I decided to remain in that chair the rest of the day.

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Life in a wheelchair                                               But after I went to bed that first night, as I said before, I went to a very dark place that I felt there was no escaping.  It was hopeless. I was sure I would suffer the same fate my own mother had experienced when her ankle never healed from a broken bone.  She died!  I was nearly the same age, and this was the same scenario

 

 

 

 

Broken ankle               Diabetes                             Survive Rehab                      Open Wound that had to heal                            Possibility of infection due to contamination from the pool water that I  broke my ankle in

 

And last, but foremost in my mind was, “You’ll most likely lose your leg  Sign here to say you understand the risk.”

If I cried, my head would stuff up and I couldn’t breathe, so DON’T CRY.  and the final problem, you’ve got to sleep on your back (which I couldn’t do because mucus would drop down my throat and I couldn’t breathe) PERFECT!!

And there you have it.  The horrible solution to an imperfect day.

  • Hopelessness,
  • impossibility,
  • I’m going to die.
  • I couldn’t sleep.
  • I was weighed down feeling like the jaws of death were opened wide, ready to swallow me up.

When I finally came to my senses, I realized I wasn’t ready to die, and I decided I was never going to go to that place again during this ordeal.  I had to look to the light!

I turned on the light and kept it on at night and even during the day.  From then on, I played music at night, I recorded memories of my life on my iPhone, listened to Podcasts, I sometimes watched “I Love Lucy” or whatever was on TV to take my mind off myself.  And from that moment on I never looked back, nor cried (until now)

Being in rehab seemed like forever, but with the help of a medical wound vac and my nutritional supplements, my wound eventually started healing

To recap: to get through rehab, you must

  • Stay away from despair,
  • Laugh,
  • Get out of bed and stay up
  • Attend physical  therapy
  • Tell your attendants stories from your life. Your life has been full of events that need to be told.
  • Get a smart phone and start recording YOUR LIFE stories as you remember them.
  • Record THIS experience, ALL of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly

And now LAUGH at the humor that you see in the memory.  After all, “Laughter is the best medicine.”

  • Do you wish you could spend more time at home with the family?
  • Are you sick and tired of the boss making the good bucks while you do all the work?

Now you can laugh all the way to the bank while making money 24/7.

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About Me – Narcolepsy and  Other Maladies

 

About me -Narcolepsy and  Other Maladies

My health was impacted by Narcolepsy as a teenager and throughout my 20’s.  It was through an EEG at the age of 17 that I was diagnosed, and the narcolepsy definition  was pronounced upon me.  Of course, the usual narcolepsy drug treatment, Dexedrine was prescribed.  Ritalin was the generic name, or so they told me.

Medications were affecting my memory

By the age of 26, I was losing my memory and that was not promising.   By about the age of 28, I read a magazine article about HYPOGLYCEMIA and got tested for it. (Every letter had a woman’s name attached.  Helen, Yolynda, Pauline, etc.) Yep, there was an L for me too.  Sure enough, I had it.

The diagnosis was made after a 6 hour fasting blood sugar test was performed.  If I would have had  a 3 hour Glucose test, the diagnosis would have been Diabetes with a Glucose reading of 259.  But in the 4th hour my veins collapsed, and by hour 6 my Glucose count was 49.

NOTE: Absolutely always take a 6 hour Glucose Tolerance Test if you are checking for Hypoglycemia.

Until this point, I had depended upon Dexedrine to help keep me awake.  If I failed to take it, I would hear my two young sons, (in my slumber,) saying “Is she asleep yet?”  as they were peeking around the corner of the room.  They lived for the moment I fell asleep because they could raid the recently purchased groceries that I was often too tired to put away.

Never say anything about me however,  when you think I’m asleep because I hear every word. =)  My husband warns people about that as they start talking about me as I slumber.  And of course, I answer “You better believe it!”

I knew I had to get off the Dexedrine when my memory started failing me at the young age of 25..  I attributed the memory loss to the drug itself.  So when I found the article HYPOGLYCEMIA, I went on the diet described in the magazine. For an entire year, my family of 5  only consumed  (5) five pounds of sugar and a large can of honey for sweetening kool-aid, cookies, breads, cakes, etc.  Indeed, I was able to eliminate my narcotic drug Dexedrine.  Little did I know that low blood sugar would eventually lead to Diabetes and all the complications it brings with it.

If Narcolepsy were the only health issue I had

I always said if Narcolepsy was the only malady  I ever had, then I could live with it.  But, with marriage and childbearing also came weight gain. hypoglycemia, blood pressure,  and finally diabetes.   Of course, with Diabetes comes the breakdown of major organs beginning with the eyes for me, then heart, and gallbladder.

My drug allergies 

It has been my misfortune to have several allergies to several prescription drugs, and even some over-the-counter meds.  Consequently, I am one who believes in taking charge of my own health.  I use the doctor for diagnosis and his advice and then look for alternative solutions unless it is critical, like a heart attack or a broken bone.

 How that works for me 

Most people who have Diabetes, have a whole page of meds they take.   This covers everything from blood pressure, to heart, to cholesterol, to kidney and liver, to diabetes, and the list goes on and on. But In the prescriptive drug arena I only take a regular Insulin for my Insulin pump, and an occasional Lasix (furosemide-generic) when I am retaining water.

Today I take nothing for Narcolepsy.  On the other hand, I have found several nutritional supplements that are advantageous for BP, Immune health, Heart Health, memory and things like this.

As an overweight individual of 250+ pounds, I am quite healthy, and when everyone else is getting sick, I can usually ward off the flu and colds, thanks to my supplements.  That is probably quite surprising considering all the breakdown of my body’s organs.

Family life vs Entrepreneur

My life has been full of family, having 9 children and 25 grandchildren and 9 great grands. I preferred to stay home during those years the children were at home. Consequently, I became an entrepreneur, earning a car in one of my company experiences while all 9 children were at home, and before the internet.

Recently, I have been studying affiliate marketing using SEO websites and Affiliate Marketing. I have felt there must be a way to use the internet to make money, but until now have not known how to actually make money using the Internet.  I feel it is imperative for me to share this newfound knowledge with others, to possibly save some people the time and horrible expense that it has cost me.

I enjoy helping others and sharing my experiences and expertise with others. At the NewYou,  I help you discover solutions to both health and wealth challenges.  I hope you will follow my blog and read other articles I post about health and wealth issues and possibly find the “NewYou”.

Thank you for reading about me.   If you have comments or questions please leave them below and I will answer them.

 

DISCLAIMER: I remind you that I am not a medical professional.  I am not saying that you will have the same results as I.  Nothing I have said should be misconstrued to mean I give any medical advice. Should you have unresolved pain or other problems you should always contact your doctor for professional care.

Oxygen Breaths Life into Our Body!

Young man-woman

Without food, you can live for several days. Without water, you still can live a few days.  However, without oxygen, we die in a matter of minutes. Oxygen breathes Life into Our Body!

 

I wrote a blog here a few months ago voicing my concern if I would ever be able to walk again without a walker.  I broke my ankle 3 years ago and have been basically handicapped ever since.  When your ability to walk on your own and do things you used to do is stripped from you, it takes a bit of conditioning to accept things as they are.

When the word “can’t” is not a word you like to use and yet it is staring you in the face every day, that is a bit depressing.  I don’t get depressed easily but the longer I went without walking on my own, the more “can’t” was what it looked like.

A few weeks ago my good friend from Utah called and told me about what sounded like a crazy medical device that was helping her and many people regain strength and health.  I rolled my eyes at the ridiculous idea.(it was a good thing she couldn’t see me) A pad that you sit against, or wrap around your shoulders or ankle, or whatever hurts does sound a little far fetched, doesn’t it?

Well, a few days later this friend called again and said her friend  was coming to my hometown, USA on Saturday, and would I like to try this strange piece of “who knew what”?

“She’s coming to my town?” I asked.  She said, “Yes, and you’ve just got to try it.”  Well, not wanting to disappoint my good friend, I agreed to meet the device-gal.

Now you have to understand a few of my health problems and my husband’s too.  Hey, I’m not doing this alone, thank you.   ,

  • First off my internal balance is “toast,”
  • I’m Diabetic
  • My legs and feet are numb (Diabetic Neuropathy)
  • My eyes are like they have sandpaper under the lids (dry eyes)
  • I have Brain Fog
  • Oxygen depravity at night (Use oxygen at nite)
  • I have narcolepsy and sleep uncontrollably (half my waking life)
  • I have heart troubles, incl. a pacemaker
  • Memory issues
  • Incontinence
  • Etc. Etc

Well, that is a good start for me.

My husband

  • Has an enlarged heart,
  • Had a heart attack,
  • Has a 3 wire pacemaker,
  • Has Palsy,
  • Blood Pressure issues,
  • Diarrhea referred to as IBS
  • Diabetes (beginning stages)
  • Prostate Issues


The Downward Spiral

Our son the D.O. & doctor of the family  Says we are on the “downward spiral of our lives”.

THAT ISN’T SOMETHING WE WANT TO THINK ABOUT!

So, back to the issue of the friend bringing this device we were going to experience for ourselves.  What an experience it was for me!  My numb legs and feet were buzzing as the nerves were being stimulated.  After a couple of days use of this incredible device, both my husband, RL, and I were sleeping like babies. (And I don’t mean waking up every hour!)

RL had such an increase of energy that first day that he went to the garage and worked on a car repair project well into the night, without even stopping for dinner. changing a tire I had to remind him to come in to eat.  Our daughter went home and was up half the night working on a Master’s Degree Class she is taking.  She loved the energy she got too.

Within a couple of days, I realized RL was not shaking AT ALL!  This was literally unexpected.  He did as many will do when something appears to be fixed. He stopped using it.  Guess what happened?  Yep, you’re right, his palsy came back after about 1 month.

Personally, I did not get energy.  I have never had energy except when I was just a child.  Once I fell out of a tree at about 11 years old, I have had narcolepsy and my body doesn’t respond like normal people do.  Never-the-less, I saw results within 2 weeks of using this oxidating device, that I was able to gain stability enough to try and walk without my walker.  Now that was HUGE!

If you are still reading this, you are probably wondering just what this thing is I’m talking about.

Oxygenation Occurs

Long story short, this device is a Class 2 Medical Device that increases Blood Flow throughout the body capillaries through magnetic electrical impulses   This action takes blood to the capillaries and to the cellular level which feeds the extremities and all the organs, causing better circulation and functionality throughout all the body.

For sure, I have to use oxygen at night.  Plus, I doOxygen tanks not get enough exercise and IF the air is smokey from forest fires or a bonfire, my oxygen starves out.  But with this amazing 22-year-old invention, science has figured out a way to oxygenate the body more thoroughly through increasing the blood flow.

You do have to realize that this device doesn’t heal anything.  The body is the healer.  when the blood flow is increased and oxygen is able to reach your very extremities, then healing can occur.

One young man was a competitive swimmer but had gone to college and had gotten out of condition.  When he returned home he went swimming and was having to come up for air withSWIMMER                                                         almost every stroke.  He went home and used his mother’s Medical Device a few times and the next time he went swimming he was able to swim over half the length of the pool underwater!.

THE BODY IS THE HEALER.

A 36″ belt-like pad, with 3 electrical coils inside, plugs into a computer base that controls the intensity and the amount of time you desire per session.  Using this apparatus once or preferably twice a day, the body is able to receive the nutrition and oxygen it needs more completely and thus the body is able to heal itself.

They have used this device in hospitals and doctors’ offices all over Europe for over 21 years.  And now it has been declared a Medical Class Two device in the United States.

People Are Like Lemmings – What They Do In A Crisis

 

People Are Like Lemmings – What They Do In A Crisis?

What is a lemming?

LEMMINGLemmings are little creatures that become like sheep and follow the leader of the pack, even if it takes them over the edge of a cliff.

Let’s read a quote from the Encyclopedia Britannica

“So why is the myth of mass lemming suicide so widely believed? For one,
it provides an irresistible metaphor for human behavior.

Someone who blindly follows a crowd

—maybe even toward catastrophe—is called a Lemming. Over the past century, the myth has been invoked to express modern anxieties about how individuality could be submerged and destroyed by mass phenomena, such as political movements or consumer culture.”

Friday, Mar 13, 2020, When President Trump announced the National Emergency for the United States, people began to act like lemmings.  Many had not believed there was any problem, and there weren’t going to be shortages at the store.  I heard some people say, Oh, I just bought 20 pounds of rice and that will have to do.

Can you imagine what living on rice for 90 days would be like?  And, come to think of it, would 20 pounds feed a family of 4 for 90 days?

Well, about the time that the people all started rushing to the stores,  like the proverbial lemming, following the crowd, the stores’ shelves were emptied in a matter of minutes.  It was like the lemmings turned into a bunch of wolves and tigers all fighting for their last meal (in this case Toilet Paper was the #1 thing to buy.)  Little did they realize that more would be in in the night.

There were lines that stretched clear around the inside and some outsides of the store to the isle TOILET PAPER where the TP was sold.  In one store there was an area that was roped off and 2 men were handing out 9 rolls of TP to each customer.  At least they were being fairer to the public, and letting them go home with at least a little to perhaps last till the next shipment came in.

Of course, toilet paper was not the only item exiting the stores.  I saw pictures of Walmart,  &  Albertsons with EMPTY selves.  Oh, maybe there was a partially opened twinkie or a broken bag of chips, but mostly NOTHING on both sides of the isles.  The freezer section was empty.  The produce section entirely devoid of any fresh produce!

One man reported, “I had just been to the store the day before and I did not believe the reports because that is not how it was just the previous day.”

Day by day the situation changes, Last night the shelves were emptied, cleaned, and restocked with a new truckload of items so that this morning didn’t look so hopeless.

But in some areas, the situation will be different than it is in my area.

Many pro-active stores are taking the opportunity to clear off and sanitize the shelving.  One man saw them putting lone cans of food in a grocery basket where they sold them for up to 75% reduced in one store.  That may be why shelves appear empty. It again would be easier to clean the shelves when empty.

Funny that while the food and paper goods are disappearing, the candy aisle appeared untouched in a picture sent to me from St. George, Utah.  The caption said, “Maybe the Easter Bunny is taking a vacation this year, or are they just postponing Easter?”

UPDATE May 27, 2020

Several weeks have elapsed since I  first started writing this article and things have changed slightly in the USA.

We have gone through tremendous upheaval in our financial world due to voluntary/mandated partial lockdown because of Covid-19 except for essential places of business.  Things have been grim for many because many businesses had to let their people go.  Yes, they lost their jobs and those people have not had any income.

What do Lemmings (People) do without Money to buy Food and Necessities?

Our day has been compared to the Great Depression of the 1930’s.   This was not a pleasant time for some, because of mental depression.  For some, all hope is lost when they lose their job and they see nothing but failure.  As in the Great Depression, many people’s thoughts have turned to  drugs and suicide during this time.

Some people started searching the Internet for ways to make money.  Others took their Handyman skills and put themselves up for hire, to put in cabinets, do drywall, build a new bathroom for others, do landscaping, etc. Those with programming skills have developed an online business on their computers,  and have built websites, write content, etc.  

Some see the glass half empty and others see it as half full.

In the meantime, President Trump has worked tirelessly to do everything in his power to get this countries economy back up and running again.

There is great conflict between political parties and scientists in America. and this has been no picnic.  Depending upon who you are listening to, the advice you receive is varied.  Some feel it is safe to re-enter the streets and beaches.  The general thought now due to so many who have already had Covid-19 as shown by antibodies testing, is that it is not as big a threat to us as was first put forward.

Even the CDC has changed its mind about the numbers and stats.  Seeing the actual numbers and the flattening of the curve of deaths and people contracting Covid-19 is very encouraging.

Of course, the media will never report it, so half the country doesn’t even know this is the case, and they still think we are in for a great horror show coming up because the people are all doing the wrong thing by running to the beaches and not social distancing.

When you compare the numbers of deaths we were supposed the have (into the millions) to the actual numbers, you really wonder what all the fuss is about.

Fewer people have died from this virus than the actual flu each year and no one has mandated a lockdown over it.  Sweden’s example has shown us that we can open up our countries without worry. Even North Dakota did not mandate lockdown and they are doing very well.  Agreed, there are some states with a high population that needed some mandates.  But this thing has turned into a political volleyball.

Even elderly people are not in as much risk unless they already have an existing problem.  Those with an existing condition are the ones who actually die, so we have learned that they need to be especially careful to stay home and avoid contact with potential carriers.

Our American President is looking out for all US citizens, both old and young.  In April stimulus checks were given to all families within the lower income brackets.  Of course, one month’s check will not solve our problems, but it gave a little relief.  Banks and lending institutions are working with loan holders, and in some cases, if people cannot pay mortgages and car payments they are allowing no payment for several months and then are pushing the loan out the end.

The effort being made by the President and his Task Force, to get the country on its feet again, quickly hopefully will avert a massive economic crash.

Most schools have ended this year’s studies with online testing.  Even High School Seniors in many cases were denied the ability to have their graduation services.  However, some graduates took matters into their own hands and in one case I’m aware of, thought “outside the box” for their 2020 Senior Graduation..

Graduation Ceremony

The students got together with their teachers and the Principal and decided to hold graduation at the local Drive-In Theater.  Then the Senior students in Computer Science class proceeded to prepare a video with pictures of each student as a baby, “in school” snapshots, and Senior snapshots in their Cap & Gown. This was shown until it got dark enough to proceed with the ceremony.

There were 160 graduates and each was allowed 2 cars to be in attendance.  In the end, the students prepared a wonderful program and some spoke on the film.  The sound was put through a local radio station so we listened to it inside our cars on our radios. (practicing social distancing)

In the end, the students walked across the front of the Theater (below the big screen) and actually received their diplomas.

They returned to their cars where each student stood outside their cars and switched their tassel from one side to the other.

As a grand finale, there were fireworks celebrating the graduates of this High School.  What a fitting way to end such a grand celebration.

I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a graduation ceremony as much as I enjoyed this one.

 

 

 

What has Happened to TRUTH? The COVID-19 Deceit

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What has Happened to TRUTH?

The COVID-19  Deceit,

Upon reading an article by Daniel Horowitz in The Blaze, I felt I have to make record of how far off the tracks our society has gotten in this article, What has happened to Truth? if for nothing else than for my posterity.

When we first heard of coronavirus, later named COVID-19, there was so much “lack of” and mis- information from China that no one really knew what was going to happen.  We were not getting truth from China for sure.

Our borders were closed to everyone except to citizens returning to the homeland.

  • Cruize ships were one of the first places for outbreaks.
  • A pandemic was declared
  • Churches were closed,
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints brought home over 30,000 missionaries from around the world due to the pandemic,
  • People were ordered to self-quarantine, only going out for essentials,
  • Virus prediction rates were through the roof,
  • Death predictions were astronomical,
  • Hospital ships were outfitted for use offshore New York City and Los Angeles,
  • Both ships remained empty and later disembarked,
  • Temporary Field Hospital costing nearly$7 Million was set up in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Field Hospital later dismantled. $7 M spent unnecessarily

A few facts were clear,

  1. This outbreak was not even close to what was predicted,
  2. COVID-19 is extremely hard on Elderly w/pre-existing condition and often causes death to them
  3. Numbers of cases were less than projected,
  4. Deaths were considerably less than predicted,
  5. Questions ran through people’s minds as to what was going on.

Were we being driven to panic? Was this Pandemic being used as a method of control?

It seems that through modern science they have proven through scientific data that the WHO, the CDC, and Dr. Fauci among others, were wrong in their predictions.

And now we hear from Horowitzim The Blaze

Horowitz: The CDC confirms remarkably low coronavirus death rate. Where is the media?

Now the CDC has changed their mind due to scientific evidence and stats, but the media is silent.

Will there ever be any accountability for the grave consequences of their errors?

It seems that people are more likely to die in an automobile accident or lightening strike, than with COVID-19.

This is alarming when we realize that almost the entire world shut down having been influenced by the WHO, and CDC, and Dr. Faucci’s bold predictions that people would die in tremendous numbers.  That simply did not happen.  1 Million deaths were anticipated in America alone, but we have barely passed 100,000 in America. (May 2020) How does that stack up?

That is only 1 (ONE) death for every 166,666 cases!

When I  heard the predictions of the two Stanford University scientist’s research study in late April 2020, I somehow knew what they said was true.  They were saying the infectious fatality rate would be at 0.1 to 0.2%.

I guess I believed the Stanford Researchers because The WHO,  the CDC, and Dr. Faucci countered it, NOT wanting us to listen to these scientists.  I had already fallen “out of love” with the afore-mentioned due to a number of other things they were saying, not the least of which was that the inexpensive drug, Hydroxychloroquine, was not tested in the United States (yet it has been used for 70 years for other things) and they say it could not be used for COVID-19 cases in the USA because it hasn’t been tested in the US and we don’t know what its side effects will be.  After 70 years of use and they don’t know what the side effects will be? That simply makes NO SENSE!!!!

We all have been blessed with

Great thinking minds

 and

some of us actually use

Common Sense

 and are not what I call, “Sheeple”

People who act like sheep.

You know, don’t you? that sheep will follow the leader, no matter where it goes even if it’s over a cliff?

Well perhaps not off a cliff, perhaps they have more sense than that.  But my Dad used to tend sheep as a boy and he told me if one sheep gets out the rest will follow.

Well, you can figure that Sheeple (people) will follow what the leader says, even if it isn’t making any sense.

In the spring of 2020, is when I first heard     Scott Atlas, from Stanford University when he was interviewed on the Blaze TV.     He did 2 studies of antibodies and the COVID-19 virus, in two California communities.  He sounded like there were some inaccuracies being looked at and reported by WHO and others.  I heard him on The Blaze, and he says the rate of death for all people age 18-45 is 0.01%. That is Waaay less than the 4% fatality rate that was predicted of those getting sick with the virus.  This was back in early spring of 2020

Already the inexpensive, $14.00-$20.00 drug treatment, Hydroxychloroquine’s success with the virus in France, had finally reached the USA airwaves.

At last there was a Ray of Hope Reaching our Ears.

But money being like it is, accompanied by greed, (I believe,) prompts men to want to find their own cure and a very expensive drug, landing a plenty $$ in their pockets. (Again, this is my opinion, based on personal experience. Did you know that you can purchase a vial of insulin over the counter in Walmart for $30 or so but through an insurance company it was over $789 for a patented brand?True experience.)

Consequently, Hydroxychloroquine was frowned upon by   WHO & kept from  USA  Doctors prescribing it for COVID-19. Doctors can face criminal charges if they fall under certain criteria.  Many doctors are using it now and claim it’s effectiveness when used with zinc and azithromycin.

However, one Doctor, living in Monroe, New York  has had some very amazing results with about 699 Covid-19 patients.  By using Hydroxicloriquin, those patients recovered in days with  0 deaths from COVID-19.  He has been reporting his experience to Pres. Trump routinely.  As a result, Pres. Trump is now completing taking a two week perscription of Hydroxicloriquin himself. (end of May)

Over the past couple of months, (April and May 2020) the curve has decidedly flattened, and now statisticss are emerging that support the suppositions of Dr. Atlas and other scientists from Stanford University concerning herd immunity due to antibodies people already have against COVID-19.

This is really good news.

The thought was that a  large number of Americans were already immune to COVID-19 because of antibodies in their blood, due to having already had the virus.  They began testing for Antibodies and found near 50% of those tested had antibodies.

According to these scientists  we need not stay in lockdown but should be out and about, utilizing herd immunity for the rest of us.  They say that staying inside actually weakens the immune system, and makes us more susceptible, and so staying in quarantine is the worst thing we can do. See Horowitz article

We should be out in the sun and continue our lives as we were doing before.  Of course, people who are more susceptible and older people with other pre-existing conditions need to use caution and protect themselves at all times!  COVID-19 is not kind to folks with pre-existing conditions. See CDC guidelines. 

Now, for the first time ever, the CDC is attempting to inform us that the the death rate is significantly lower than originally predicted.   Their overall infection fatality rate or death rate (IFR) drops to 0.26%.  Those who are symptomatic are officially estimated at a 0.4% fatality rate.  See Horowitz article in the Blaze

Two facts arise

  1. Information about the virus is not getting out to the public.

  2. You are more likely to wind up planted in the ground six feet under because of almost anything else under the sun, other than COVID-19.

Where is the media on all of this?  Where, oh where, has truth disappeared to?

President Trump is STILL holding nightly news briefings informing the US citizens what is being done to fight this vicious plague.  He was getting such high polling results that after about 2 weeks, someone out there, decided we didn’t need to hear what is actually happening.  Since then it was as if the President was no longer holding his daily briefings.  We have been unable to see them on local TV channels any more.

In fact, you can’t see them unless you are SEARCHING  for them.  You should just try and find those briefings.  Oh YES, they are there, but Google will send you everywhere but to them.

I finally  found them at

    • CDC.gov 
    • WhiteHouse.gov  
    • CoronavirusNOW.com
    • Look up Conservative News on CDC and Whitehouse

and then Subscribe to their daily news, you will have a hard time locating TRUE information on what President Trump is doing in the fight against COVID-19 otherwise.

In fact, the news will tell you that President Trump is wrong in what he has done.  They twist what he has to say such that if you haven’t heard it from the task force members’ mouths, themselves, saying what IS happening, you would probably believe the President did the opposite of what he actually did.  These are SOME of the lies I speak of in this article.,

Unless you listen to the daily briefings on a daily basis, you will not hear the TRUTH  about what is ACTUALLY  happening.

It is as though the Left would do anything to make sure  Donald Trump is not re-elected and would rather destroy our country and our economy through lies than admit what the President is actually accomplishing through his Covid-19 Task Force.  It is when those ladies and gentlemen who are in charge of specific tasks, namely:

    • masks,
    • ventilators,
    • immigration,
    • senior citizens,
    • churches,
    • scientists,
    • military, bringing our industries back home, etc)
  • stand up and tell what they are doing, and thank our President for his quick action and clear thinking, that I realize what a marvelous leader we have at the helm in America.  Had I not actually witnessed these myself, I possibly would have been persuaded to believe the media and their lies.

I cannot understand their thinking, or not thinking.  It’s the Sheeple thing again. But again, I remind you that I have to watch the briefings and conservative news to find the truth.

I had to hunt and hunt to finally find the President’s Briefings, and then if I want to hear them in their entirety, I have to watch them daily or they will be reduced to what the media WANTS us to hear. At that point, a negative slant will often be placed on what is aired.  This is sad for this great nation to be succumbing to Falsehoods and Untruths. Who was it that said something like this” Once you learn about the untruths being told if you do nothing you are contributing to the lie.

UPDATE: As of June 17 an article was released by FOX News about 600 Doctors Wanting Lockdown Lifted and sending a letter to President Trump calling it a ‘mass casualty incident’.  See it HERE.

As I said before, this article is mainly for my children, grandchildren, and posterity.  A little history in the making, that may be forgotten unless we write it.

If you happen to like this content, please give it a like and share it with your friends and family.

 

DISCLAIMER: I am not a health professional. Contact your doctor if you have symptoms or health problems.

I publish facts gleaned from other websites.  Don’t believe what I say.  Do your own homework and find out the truth for yourself.  Go to the source for your answers.

 

 

 

The Wealthy Affiliate Platform.

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Welcome To NewYou Health and Wealth Solutions.

You may have found my website, in the same way, I found the Wealthy Affiliate platform. You were searching for ways to supplement your income online.

Especially now, we are looking for additional income with the circumstances we face with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Right?  Online Income from home would be an ideal thing to have, wouldn’t it?  What are we to do?

 

Everybody knows that if you are going to make money online, you first need a website to work from.  A HOME as it were.

My first attempt at building a website was back in the ’90s.  I knew absolutely nothing and was basically experimenting with the whole internet concept.

All those new terms.

    • Autoresponder,
    • Funnels,
    • Emails,
    • Keywords,  etc.

Well, I had no clue what they all meant, except for my own analysis and brain to imagine what their meanings were.

I joined an autoresponder just to learn about it and find out how it worked.  It must respond automatically to emails. Right?

Well, that’s close.  It was all about the list, which I am just learning how important that is today in 2020.

The Internet Journey

Long story short, in those early days, I learned as I tried to develop a viable website.  However, knowing nothing of Google and algorithms nor SEO, I was shooting in the dark.

I just didn’t have enough internet savvy and my website failed to make any income.  In fact I didn’t even get any visitors. The only activity I had on my website was me.  I was a Newbie at internet marketing and so I failed miserably.

In 2006-2007 I acted as General Contractor in building our new home and was able to successfully build that home with a 1/3 value equity built-in to the value of the home.

I also built a WEBSITE about “building your own home to OWN IT in 3 builds”.  That website was successful enough to support itself with AdWords for a few years, but eventually the algorithms changed and I couldn’t justify the payment each month of only $33.00 A MONTH!

Of course, the housing bubble burst in 2008 and so we lost that equity but we didn’t lose our home.  However, we did not build another house.

By the teens in the 2000’s  I began hearing about people making pretty good money in Affiliate Marketing  .  I watched videos on YouTube and started following some of the gurus who were “making millions” with E-Commerce and Affiliate Marketing.

First, I dabbled in Shopify and Alibabi and researched buying cheap products in China and selling them for an inflated price.  I was all ready to launch my 1st products when I saw a video about how LOOonngg it took to get the products delivered from China.

Then there was the problem of the returns, and I admit, I got discouraged.  Well, who wants to deal with those problems when Amazon is right here in my own country and delivers overnight?

I thought about Click Bank digital materials, but after buying a few of those, I realized that most of those are phony balonie as I had to ask for refunds on the programs I bought because they weren’t what they said they were all cracked up to be.

Later I started suckering into some of the “big gurus” products.  They seemed to have it all in a “done for you” program. There were 4 or 5 of those, but when it came to having to pay thousands of dollars for their done-for-you program, and if you put it on time-payments, there was no guarantee.  Unfortunately, I realized that fact too late and had to “eat” that mistake.  Thar was the “straw that broke the camel’s back”.

It became obvious that those done-for-you programs were only “half baked,” and to get the remainder of the ingredients, I had to plunk out money that I didn’t have because they had just drained it from my pocketbook with upsells.

I was so disgruntled and discouraged that when I stumbled onto a Wealthy Affiliate ad, I literally didn’t believe it was true. I think I signed up back then, but I did nothing about it at the time. That was back in 2016 or ‘17.

It’s not that I hadn’t tried.

I had spent 100’s of hours online, and I had purchased $1000’s of dollars of programs that just hadn’t worked, FOR ME!

Those Marketing Gurus all had a great sales pitch, telling me that it was easy to make money if I did EXACTLY what they did. But without money, I couldn’t stay with them.

After wasting hundreds and hundreds of dollars chasing those wealthy gurus, I realized I was just fattening their wallets.

I continued seeing testimonial after testimonial about WA and I began to wonder if there was some truth to what people claimed about this platform.

Could you actually make money online with WA?

I realized one home truth:

There are two categories of online Marketers:

    1. Those who make the money online, and
    2. Those who do not.

I fell into the latter group.

Well, I decided I was going to accept the challenge that was constantly appearing before me, and see if WA was for me. 

I have never found another platform that offers

FREE membership,

FREE website,

FREE domain

FREE hosting,

FREE use of a keyword search tool

FREE privacy page,

All for FREE

 

This appeared to be q complete training on how to build a PROFITABLE website.

You could try the system out Free and see if you liked it.  You could even keep the free version if you wanted.  You would just be limited to less help. Here is a comparison chart.

IF I wanted to upgrade within the first 7 days I just had to pay $ 19 the first month and then $49/month after that to receive a trundle bundle of perks.

      • No more upsells.
      • No puzzle pieces missing.

That was Feb 1st, 2019.  I went Premium within the first seven days. In February 2019, I signed up for FREE with Wealthy Affiliate, as a ‘Starter member’, and created my first SEO website that WOULD BE hosted by Wealthy Affiliate.  Those ten free lesson modules have been instrumental to my success.

Before my ‘Starter Membership’ expired in seven days, I knew I was going to become a premium member. And I haven’t looked back.  In fact, I bought the Black Friday Annual Special last November (2019) for a great reduction in price and I highly recommend that.

As I started my first website at Wealthy Affiliate, I sure wished I had those 154 pages from my old homebuilding website that I abandoned years ago. Half the work is in writing the content and I had plenty of content in that old site back then.  I had pictures too, but my computer died and my website with it

One more thing.

Wealthy Affiliate has a  Global Community that responds to your day to day questions, plus weekly training by Jay that adds additional training on pertinent issues we face while building an SEO website.

I discovered that everything WA’ers were saying was true.

In this training there were step-by-step lesson modules using video in addition to text instructions, showing you how to create YOUR first website.

Once I found out about Wealthy Affiliate, I have tried to share this information with online entrepreneurs, who are searching for a successful way to create an SEO website that earns money.

Sharing Wealthy Affiliate alone, has the potential to help you be financially successful and eventually earn you a substantial online income.

Added to other streams of income, you too can join the thousands of Wealthy Affiliate earners with online Affiliate Marketing.

If you have any questions about Affiliate Marketing, or creating affiliate websites, please leave a comment and send me an email message:

Linda@newyouhealthandwealthsolutions.com

When you join Wealthy Affiliate from my links on this page, I pledge my support to help you find answers to any questions and problems you might come up against.

Best wishes in finding the answer to your online marketing questions.

Blessings

Linda

https://newyouhealthandwealthsolutions.com

Email Linda@newyouhealthandwealthsolutions.com  

 

Welcome To NewYou

NEWYOU health&Wealth

 

As the name of this article states: Welcome To the NewYou. I developed this website to help you find answers to your health and wealth problems.

NATURAL NUTRITION

I have always been searching for answers and for products that would increase my health through natural nutrition.  I am a person who believes in taking charge of my own health, rather than giving that responsibility to my doctor.  unless I am really sick, I use the doc for a consult and I decide what to take into my body.

I imagine that people think I am a bit paranoid, which I guess I probably am to some extent, but as a diabetic, I have to be concerned about my health.

I generally only have one drug that I take and that is insulin.  Most diabetics have an entire page of meds that they take every single day from

      • blood pressure pills
      • water pills,
      • heart pills,
      • kidney function,
      • cholesterol,
      • anxiety,
      • antidepression.

That can’t be good for your stomach, can it?

I manage my blood pressure with a food-grade supplement called Lifestream.  If I get to retaining too much water, I do take Furosemide but that is so seldom, I hardly ever use it.  Maybe five or six pills in an entire year’s time.

AS MEDICINE GOES

 Doctors put you on medicine for what ails you, and when that causes a side effect, another drug is added to take care of the side effects of the first drug, which causes side effects to which another drug is added to that.  And the wheel goes round and round.  And so the story goes, “To handle those side effects.”

Eventually, you end up with so many pills to take every day, it seems like that’s all you do.  You can’t think straight.  No wonder people lose their minds in old age.

I have always questioned how our stomachs can deal with all those foreign substances or chemicals.  It’s like we take a hand full of pills and down them with a glass of water and say “OK Stomach, do your best with that mouthful!”

A friend of mine had her nutrition capsules catch in her esophagus and it took an hour in  surgery to remove the blockage down in her esophagus.  In fact, because of this friend’s experience, at one point she started opening the dry capsules and mixing them in water or juice.

I decided to try opening my capsules myself, and I still do it today. I found that I have a lot better absorption of the capsules’ contents by opening them.

Oh yes, they do taste Nasty, but I don’t have to worry about whether they are opening and emptying completely in my stomach.  If I open it and it dissolved, then I know the contents make it to my stomach as long as I drink the brew.

Besides, if you put them in your shake or juice, or even extra water, they become much more palatable.  They even make my chocolate shake taste more chocolatie.

Many times the capsules people take never even open and it is common knowledge that people often see unopened capsules floating in huge piles on the top of sewage waste disposal ponds.  What a waste of money that is for myriads of people.

TROUBLE SWALLOWING FOOD 

My throat started giving me problems with swallowing my food and I began choking on my food.  My husband had to do the Heimlich maneuver on me to dislodge some food that I had inhaled into m,y windpipe.  Thankfully, my problem was fixable.  I have had my throat stretched once.  I still don’t try to swallow pills or capsules, as a result. Once was enough for me to not want to experience the inability to breathe ever again.

HEALTH

It seems as if the world is trying to tear our health down.  With preservatives, GMOs, “I don’t knows” and “I don’t cares”.

In the race to make bigger and better yield and the first to find the cure for a disease (See Covid-19 Here) so they can charge the most for the cure, science has changed our seeds for grains and other foods by genetically modifying them and it has resulted in our nutritional needs not being met.

In addition, instead of using good old manure to fertilize their crops, farmers have turned to chemical fertilizers which only contain a few of the trace elements that are found in nature.  Scientists took food plant material and burned it and then made fertilizer from the chemicals that WERE LEFT.  Hardly the 84 trace elements found in nature! See “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie”  on YouTube.

Consequently, we find our food has degenerated from what whole food used to be.  It is even being said that people today (2020) will have one of three ailments by the age of 60

    1. Alzheimer’s
    2. Dementia or
    3. Parkinson’s Disease

 unless we take precautions and supplement with a good nutritional supplement on a daily basis.

ANTI-AGING

Have you ever noticed how beautiful women and men are in their early 20’s and then as they age, they get bags under their eyes, and wrinkles and craggy skin.   As one ages, their health will often go downhill.

From personal experience, I went through the following diseases

    • constipation,
    •  narcolepsy
    • hypoglycemia
    • type 2 Diabetes
    • overweight,
    • blood pressure,
    • peripheral neuropathy
    • retinopathy
    • eyes hemorrhaging,
    • gallbladder
    • heart dysfunction

NATURAL

Science has now advanced to the point that they are able to produce antiaging products that will activate our own stem cells within the body to help reverse the aging effect and help us return towards the perfect age of 20, or so they say, so that we can return to that perfect age where we looked and felt real good.

I have come across a product that may reverse age our bodies and skin.  It is touted for naturally helping release stem cells inside our bodies which have memory of our original stem cells within it.   Learn more here

NOTE: One has to remember that it took a long time to get where we are at in our degeration of the body, so when starting a new regiman to help heal the body, it may take a long time to regenerate it.  In other words, don’t expect your body to reverse age in a heartbeat.  It may take years to accomplish what years of abuse have devestated it to.

I found that to be true with one Nutritional product I took.  I found that I was so broken that it took 3 years for me to begin to see the overall effect.  I had been able to sleep better, so I knew it was working, so it was worth taking it, and I knew the vitamins and minerals were necessary, so I continued.  Eventually, I am seeing many more results.

Always Looking For Health Solutions

I am always searching for products that will lighten my load and give me a better quality of life at the same time.  I do not claim to be an expert nutritional counselor, I’m simply a bearer of the message from the experts.  I love to share those companies and products I find with others.  I know I am not the only one who suffers physical ailments and so if I can be of any help to others in creating better health for YOU, that is my goal and my mission.

I would be ever so greatful if you would like and share this article with others.

To our success

 

Linda

 

 

Use it up. Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without!

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If you want to get through the next few months of Pandemic craziness without panicking too much, taking a piece of advice from the past may be very helpful. People who endured through the great depression and the Baby Boomer days learned to  “Use it up, wear it out,  make it do, or do without!”  This was what people had to do just to survive.

Great Depression Stories

Remember there were rations back then. If we think things are bad now we need a few of those great depression stories to help us be grateful for what we have.  changing a tireMy Dad & Mom had to choose which tires they were going to use, the snow tires or the street tires.  And after the depression ended, they had to pay for the storage of their own tires, that had been confiscated by the government that they didn’t choose to use.

I grew up on a farm in the ’50s and my Dad used this “Use it up, Wear it out,  Make it do, or Do without!” phrase all the time and he practiced what he preached.  If a rake handle broke, did he throw it away?  Of course not! He repaired it and “made it do.”  When he died in 2002 we still found his rakes and farm hand tools that had been repaired using baling wire or the orange bailing twine and duct tape.  And YES, he was always pounding out bent nails.

Repairing Broken Rakes or Shovels

Did you know you can repair and strengthen a broken handle with a baling wire? (Wire that goes around bailed hay) It’s made of steel or iron and is very strong. digging with a shovelHe would break a wooden shovel handle and then take some of that baling wire and tape that handle together with the wire acting as the stabilizer and the duct tape was the glue.  Dad had rakes and shovel handles he had repaired back in the ’50s and was still using them when he died.  Well, remember he said: 

Use it up. Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without!

When the shovel became dull he sharpened it kinda like when you sharpen your  Cutlery knives.  I remember him saying “if you take time to sharpen the shovel it will save you hours of work.”

Making Chicken Soup

My mother taught me to always use up a chicken or turkey carcass after deboning it, by boiling it and extracting all that flavor and extra meat that was left clinging to the bones.  Then I make Chicken & Dumpling  Soup or Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. My Great Grandmother even taught me how to make my own egg noodles just using flour and 2 or 3 eggs.

We can learn from our history how to survive these coming difficult days.  I’m sure some of you have some old family survival tales to tell that would help us all.  I hope you will share them here so that we can all benefit from them.

Support Each Other

Probably the most important thing we can do is to be supportive of each other during these times of trial.  The older generation has wisdom they gained through their parents and grandparents that when shared will help the younger individuals here who have no recollection of any of these things.

The Millenials and the generation before and Generation Z after the Millenials having grown up with a feeling of “entitlement” because things have been so easy. electronic devicesWe, adults, have showered them with all the things we wished we had and were determined our children would not be denied.  It seems like each of our children and grandchildren has their own device.

They have often sequestered themselves in a “shell” playing their games and living in the virtual world.

Families often don’t even eat meals together.  Some kids have never even sat down to a dinner table with the family.

We have to disallow any devices at the table or the kids will bury themselves in their device instead of interacting with the family.  Many children don’t know how to interact with others.  They will be sitting right next to each other and text back and forth.

When reality sets in it is going to be difficult for us all.

We need to make this a teaching, learning time for the whole family.  My daughter is teaching her daughters to sew a quilt during this time at home.  They are cutting the pieces and putting them together to make a quilt.  In case you haven’t heard it before it’s called “piecing a quilt”.

For the past two weeks, I have given piano lessons using Face time.  Other teachers are teaching guitar lessons and various other instruments, I’m certain.

Don’t forget to check on your neighbors who are old and unable to get to the store.  Make sure they have enough of everything they need. Please remember to pray for each other that we will have the courage and fortitude to endure through this craziness.

Before rushing to the hospital you might want to read what Dr. Kevin Baxter, D.O. from Astoria’s Columbia Memorial Hospital has to say.  This is good sound advice from the chief medical officer at Columbia Memorial Hospital..

Doctors are also telling us to drink water “like a thirsty camel” if we get sick.

We can all continue to build our websites and online businesses from home looking forward to a brighter tomorrow, for as the saying goes, “This too shall pass,”  To learn more about what you can do during this trying times Click Here

Blessings and Prayers

Linda

What are the needs of a Handicapped Person? PART ONE

woman-in-wheelchair

By definition,, A person with a condition that is markedly restricted in their ability to function either

    • Physically,
    • Mentally, or
    • Socially

is considered handicapped.  The disability or amount of ability one has determines how we treat the handicap.  But our question is “What are the needs of a handicapped person?”

In this first of THREE-part article, I will specifically address severely Physically Handicapped individuals.

Part 2 will be on Mentally Handicapped  and part 3 will be on the Socially Handicapped.

Another word for our subject is “Disabled”.

There are so many aspects to this subject that I will try to touch on only the main issues here.  Being a handicapped person myself, and having to rely solely upon a caregiver, I believe I understand this better than someone merely reading about it.

In order to meet the needs of a severely handicapped person we need to improve their surroundings to meet their needs.  This requires tailoring and changing surroundings so that the handicapped can function as much as they are capable of doing.

The Main Concerns

  1. The Caregiver
  2. Access into and within the living space
  3. Bathroom space
  4. Kitchen maneuverability
  5. Transportation

As we look at the 5 items mentioned above, I will address them individually with ideas I have found helpful, plus other suggestions as well.  Perhaps if you have a solution you would like to share please comment at the end of this article so that others may benefit from your experience.

Caregiver

Usually a handicapped individual needs someone to care for them.  This is called a “Caregiver.”  They have to put the handicap’s needs above their own.  People sometimes hire someone for this caregiver position, but often a family member will perform this  service.

To be clear, you must understand that just because a person uses a wheelchair in public doesn’t mean they can’t necessarily walk.

Jazzy Electric Wheelchairs

Many handicaps can stand for a few minutes.  Enough to take care of bathroom needs, transfer from chair to car and some even use a walker at home, as I do, which helps keep their physical body more active and prolongs their life.

 

The Second Concern Is Accessibility

How are you going to get the patient in and out of the house?

Have you ever tried or even thought about how to walk up stairs with a walker? Most steps are not deep enough on the foot step for the walker to be supported with all four legs.  Therefore, your stability is challenged severely.

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When a handicap crisis occurs, probably the first thing that happens is a ramp has to be built so the handicapped can more easily walk into the house, or to wheel the patient in and out of the house if needed.  Along with that comes a handrail on each side of the ramp.

Sometimes the patient can still walk with a walker, and the ramp is still a wonderful way to go.

Our daughter bought a portable ramp so I could get in her home.  I am wheeled in so the handrails are unnecessary.

At home. we put our ramp in the garage so it is covered and there is no need to clean ice or snow off from the walkway in the winter and it does not impact getting into the car.  I can walk with my walker to and from the car in comfort.  Of course, we gave up being able to park 2 cars in the garage.

There are certain standards that ramps need to meet.  Be sure you hire a competent person to construct the ramp for you.

The angle of the ramp should typically be 14% or less or a 13 1/2 degree incline.   This is very important so as not to make pushing a chair, or walking up it too difficult. This is called Handicapped Accessible (HA) or ADA

Of course, the size of doorways are of equal concern with ramps.  They have to be wide enough for the wheelchair to enter through, in the event that the handicapped person cannot walk with a walker.

Stair Lift

If you have a second-floor living space, getting up or down is often of prime concern.  Stair-lifts are a good thing to make accessing that second floor where otherwise, you might have to remain on the main floor.

This lift is cut to your stairs-dimensions so you won’t have the trouble we ran into when we installed a used chair lift.  Upon purchasing the lift, we failed to check the length of the stairs.  They are all the same length aren’t they?

Consequently, our lift is shy about 2 stairs of reaching the basement and I have never been able to find an extension for it to be able to use it myself.  A disadvantage of buying used!

Others have enjoyed having it for lowering or raising heavy boxes, or riding when they are tired, but it was an unusually high priced item to use for that alone.

You should be able to start sitting on the main floor and then ride all the way up or down to floor-level again.  It is also a good idea to install a Grab bar at both the top and bottom, to aid the handicapped in standing up again at both ends unassisted.

The main idea is to make living comfortable for the patient so he/she can be as independent as possible.

Today, most homes are built with 36 inch wide external doors, but the inside doors from room to room are a different story.  You may have to do some reconstruction work inside the house if your patient is wheelchair-bound.

Preparing for coming home from Rehab

As I was thinking about coming home, after 10 weeks in rehab, after breaking my ankle, (see my story HERE), I had to figure out how I was going to do each and every task before I came home.  I thought of every scenario I could think of that I would be placed in and how I would deal with the challenges.

In Rehab I had CNA’s and nurses to help me but when I got home things would be entirely up to me and my husband. 

Before attempting to go home for keeps, the nurses at rehab suggested that I do an overnight trial.  In other words, to come home for a sleepover to see what things I had not considered.  That was an excellent idea.  Some of the things I wondered about were:

    • I wasn’t sure if I could sleep in a flatbed (the hospital bed at rehab would raise my head or feet)
    • Could I get out of bed on my own?
    • How could I move around in the bed without handles on each side of the bed?
    • How could I keep from falling out of bed?
    • Would I be able to move about within the house adequately?

Once home, it didn’t take long to realize that none of those worries was a problem.  I enjoyed the flatbed and was able to stretch out and finally sleep again. 

As far as the handles on each side of the bed, I put my walker beside the bed and used it as a handle as I would get out of bed. It also acted as a reminder of the edge of the bed and kept me from falling out of bed.

The last question was solved by bringing my electric wheelchair inside and riding on it throughout the house until I could walk myself. 

Problems all solved.

Now I just wanted to stay home.  That was not going to happen however, because rehab informed me that Medicare probably wouldn’t pay if I didn’t get an official release from the doctor to come home to stay.

Bathroom Facilities

Home

Probably the biggest concern inside the house is using the bathroom.  A handicapped patient has to have

grab bars beside the toilet and in the shower or tub.  These will help prevent falling accidents from happening.  When a patient loses balance they will grab out, and that grab bar will often be the difference between falling or not.

As to the placement of grab bars, that depends on the individual bathroom.  Personally, I prefer a horizontal bar as well as a vertical one by the toilet, and the same in the shower. NOTE:  Be sure the installer uses a stud finder so the bar is not just affixed to the wallboard.

In the shower or tub, you need at least one horizontal bar near where the shower stool sits. Another vertical bar is helpful in getting safely out of the tub or shower.  You may find other areas where you want to place grab bars in your home.

A walk in shower with shower curtain and bench.

A shower stool is ideal for sitting in the shower.  Some people try to get by with a folding chair, but they are not adjustable.  In rehab, they had a seat built into the shower.   It was up high enough, so it was not hard to get up and off of it.

If you have an occupational home physical therapist, they may have one you can buy and they may install it for you too.  When I came home, I had an occupational therapist who helped me with showering until I could manage on my own and they installed two of them for me.

Use the recommended handicap grab bar in the tub or shower.  The cost will be around $20-$30 each.

Of course, a shower wand is a necessity for showering if the patient is sitting to shower.

A walk in bathtub with closed door.

You have probably seen the advertisements for walk-in tubs.  If your patient prefers to luxuriate in a bath, then you may want to consider this for your patient.

A white toilet in a bathroom.

Most handicaps need a hi-rise toilet or toilet seat to make getting off the “throne” easier.  There is nothing harder for a disabled person than to try to get off of a short, low, squatty toilet.  Again, this is a selective thing.  If your patient has no trouble getting off the throne, then don’t worry about it.

Chairs

Most physically handicapped people do not spend a lot of time on their feet.  We walk or ride where we are going and then a chair is the first thing we look for.  Personally, I have a rolling swivel chair in each room that I go to except where my recliner is.  The chair needs to be comfortable.

Kitchen

In the kitchen, the handicapped needs to be able to access everything from the chair level.   This sometimes demands a little creativity.  But for the most part, there are several items made available to make disabled life easier.

Some of these to consider are:

    • Upper cupboard pull-down shelves
    • Cabinet pull-out shelves6 x 23 x 30 Inch Base Cabinet Filler Pullout
    • Refrigerator pull-out shelves
    • Turntables that bring items to the front
    • Kitchen tool turntables
    • Knife block for sharp knives
    • Pull-out Breadboards create a near table-top level surface to work from in the kitchen
    • Barstools
    • Kitchen tools
      • Can openers
      • Long-handled tongs
      • Kitchen shears or scissors

Other Tools

Some handicaps have trouble reaching to pick something up off of the floor.  In that case, a 32 inch grabber tool is very helpful.  They come with 1 or 2 grabber ends.  This is the one I use and prefer it because you can pick up almost anything with it., except for teeny tiny stuff.

Some heavy people have trouble reaching around to wipe themselves after using the bathroom.

There are special long-handled tools for that too, in which you wrap toilet paper around the padded end two or three times and reach around and voila` the task is done.  Note: This can get messy in trying to get the TP off of the end, but some find it helpful.  The cost was around $10 (in 2017)

On the other hand, this Bottom Buddy costs a bit more but would do a much better job and keep the mess in the toilet. ;o)

TIP: When getting dressed, a handicapped person may not be able to reach down to the floor.  I use a long-handled  “reach tool” for that.

Actually, it is a bamboo back-scratcher with a little curve at the bottom.  That is the easiest way to reach down and pull my britches up to where I can reach them.

On the same page at Amazon, there are five back scratchers for about the same price, $1.79 ea but they look like the handle would be too thin for me to hold on to.

For putting on shoes, there are shoe horns that are long-handled.  There is a Sock Aid, which you put the sock over the end and slip your foot into the sock.  You have two ropes on either side which allows you to pull the sock-aid up until your foot is into the toe of the sock, then finish pulling until your foot slips into the sock and the sock slips off of the Sock-aid. You save  a few bucks by purchasing 6 handy tools here or you can purchase them individually.

The only thing this 6 piece set forgot was a tool to take off the socks with when it’s time to remove them.  That is a simple tool that has a rubberized covered hook that slips easily in at the top of the cuff and gently slips the sock off your foot. When I saw that I knew they had thought of everything.  However, I haven’t found a picture of one yet.

 

 

In the kitchen, I have  14” long-handled stainless steel salad tongs that I use for reaching many  things.  They are heavy-duty, so I can lift heavier things.  The handle has a comfortable hold for an adult hand.  They can be used for BBQing too and are dishwasher safe.

You or your patient will have to get creative in accomplishing some tasks.

Door handles

Door handles can be much easier for the handicapped if thy are the lever type rather than the round handle type.

I have struggled and struggled to open my front door and have wished for this type of front door handle.  Of course, this would be a much stronger and decorative handle just because it is the “front door”

In our last house, we enjoyed these handles on all our doors and I highly recommend them

Transportation

A vehicle to transport a handicapped individual in has got to have several things considered.

      • Can the patient stand and transfer into the vehicle?
      • What kind of wheelchair do you have-
          1. Push-chair
          2. Electric battery-operated chair
      • How high is the vehicle
      • Is there a step up to get into the vehicle
      • Do you need a lift to lift the chair into the vehicle?

There are many vehicles that are equipped for transporting an electric wheelchair.  The reality is, people die, and their electric wheelchair is no longer needed by the survivors,  but the vehicle is still equipped with the wheelchair inside.  The family often sells the vehicle with everything inside for the price of the vehicle itself.

Consequently,  you can often pick-up a vehicle with a derrick operated crane or lift which includes the wheelchair for a much-reduced price.

We picked up a good  2001 Ford Winstar with a derrick and wheelchair for only $3,900 several years ago.  We had to go to Southern Utah and drive it home, but it was an excellent purchase and has served us well.

The original Jazzy chair that we had lost a motor to one of its wheels, so we found another used Jazzy for $150 and simply put the old chair unit (which still looked very good) over the newly purchased ones-motors and batteries and we were set to go again.

There are some new electric wheelchairs that are collapsable and lightweight (about 45 lb) which are just reaching the market. They are so lightweight that you can fold the chair up, and lift it into your car or van.  What a remarkable idea when compared to the 250 lb scooters & wheelchairs often used today.

Being physically impaired doesn’t mean you are relegated to do nothing the rest of your life.  There are many things handicaps can do such as

      • Sewing
      • Quilting
      • Writing life history
      • Build online business 
      • Blog
      • Social Media
      • Read books
      • Paint
      • Dozens of other things

Critical Review

Being dependent on others for assistance is depressing at best for a disabled person having to cope with the handicap him/herself.  If you are a caregiver, keep that in mind as you assist your patient.

Anything you can do to make the handicap’s life easier will, in turn, make the life of the caregiver easier too.  Remember, as the caregiver, you are providing a service, however toilsome it may seem, if your patient is happy, your life will seen less demanding and your life will be happier in turn.

 

I hope this article has been helpful for you.  Please leave your comments and like and share this article.

 

DISCLAIMER: I remind you that I am not a medical professional.  I am not saying that you will have the same results as I.  Nothing I have said should be misconstrued to mean I give any medical advice. Should you have unresolved pain or other problems you should always contact your doctor for professional care.

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Quarantine? SARS Coronavirus?

Emergency

 What is SARS coronavirus?

NOTE: This article was written on  Feb 1, 2020 with updates added Mar. 1,  Mar. 9, Mar.20,  Apr. 9, and May 6, 2020.

As more and more deaths occur in China from coronavirus, more and more people are being quarantined. City streets reportedly are empty and devoid of people because people are staying home. As we hear about it in the news,  people are wondering if the truth about coronavirus is being revealed.  They want to know just What is SARS coronavirus?  

The coronavirus is a cousin to SARS virus. As of Feb 1, the official word is that 14,000 worldwide are infected.  However, Chris Enloe, a reporter for The Blaze says this number

“…is significantly too low, according to a medical research paper published Friday, Jan 31, 2020.

“The shocking results of the study, which was performed by experts at the University of Hong Kong, found that as of Jan. 25, more than 75,000 people in Wuhan had likely already contracted the disease, a number nearly 100 times greater than what the official record stated. At the time, there were just 761 reported confirmations of the disease in the Wuhan area.

“Even more alarming is the fact that the disease doubles in the number of infections every 6.4 days, the experts found.

“That means, if the scientists are correct, more than 150,000 people living in and around Wuhan are infected with the disease.

“What that means for the rest of the world is uncertain. However, given the lengthy incubation period, and the fact that the disease has already undergone genetic mutations, the official numbers likely do not reflect the actual number of people infected with the coronavirus.”

Coronavirus spreads through the air, and by touching something that has been touched by someone infected. and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

What is a Quarantine?

People are placed in isolation so as not to spread disease.  NOTE: We have learned through personal experience that we can Self-quarantine to keep ourselves from harms way.

Is the Coronavirus in China Going to Affect Me?

China is under quarantine status right now because of the coronavirus.  China has shut down its steel industry because of the coronavirus.  Now it is spreading all across the world in small cases, but is this a threat to the world?

Americans have been evacuated from China. The following videos show evidence. Look at the little videos under the main video here==>  See this CNN video.  

 What would a coronavirus quarantine look like for me?

China is under quarantine status.  What would a coronavirus quarantine look like for you in your country?  Inability to leave your home for weeks.  3 weeks has to be planned for, till there are no more outbreaks.  Then another 3 weeks. That is 6 weeks, but how long would it take till there are no more outbreaks?

Are you prepared to spend 6-8 weeks or longer in your home,  unable to go to the store for restocking your supplies?  Besides, how long would it take for shelves to be bare in the grocery stores?

Emergency Preparedness

Some of the items you should be concerned about stocking up with should include

  • Food,
  • Hygiene masks, coronavirus masks
  • Meds,
  • Medical supplies,
  • Paper goods,
  • Cleaning supplies,
  • Personal hygiene

It isn’t just food that you would need in the event of a lockdown or quarantine situation in your community.

Medical Needs Are Of Prime Importance

Do you have medical needs such as

You will need a minimum of a 6 week supply of the above-mentioned items.

Hygiene Masks

With the Coronavirus, hygiene masks would be a must to have in your supply.  Even before lockdown.  Whenever going out in public you would need your mask. The type of mask you need is not the typical little white dust mask, often displayed in pictures you see.  The particles would still be able to enter your lungs with those masks.

The dust mask will not protect you so you need an industrial type mask that costs around $8-$12 each and you would need one for each person in the family.

NOTE: Many people have learned to sew their own masks, so if you can’t find any in stores or online, a scarf is better than nothing.

  • Personal Hygiene

If your family had to be quarantined for two months, what personal hygiene items would you need?  Consider all items such as soaps, hair care, deodorants, baby wipes, female monthly needs, etc.

If you wait until an emergency arises, do you really believe you would be able to buy these things at the store?  Things would go flying off the shelves and within hours the shelves would be empty.

  • Paper goods
    toilet paper
  • Paper towels,
  • Paper plates,
  • Plastic Utinsels,
  • Bed pads
  • Toilet paper,

Some of these items are less important than others.  TP and bed pads might be more important than paper plates and plasticware, for example.  You can wash dishes whereas,  you can not manufacture TP & bed pads.

Each person will have to determine what is most important and make priorities as to what to purchase first and foremost.

Cleaning Supplies

 

Of a certainty, you are going to need to be able to wash clothing and to clean dishes and surfaces.  So cleaning supplies must not be forgotten about.  Laundry soap, toilet cleaners,  disinfectants, sink and shower cleaners.

Most of us who have sufficient for our needs definitely need to keep an eye on our current supply and make sure we replace them or buy a back/up while you are using up that final two months’ supply

Foods to Store

If you were unable to go to the store to purchase food for 2 months it’s obvious that you need some form of food, whether dehydrated, canned or fresh.  Fresh produce would be out of the question, however, there are some alternatives that can give you those nutrients you get from fresh fruits and vegetables.  I’ll address that later.

  • Bulk grains which require special treatment to preserve them from pests and weevil.
  • There are, of course, canned foods you can store and many do, but most of us don’t store enough of them to last very long.
  • Freeze-dried food and dehydrated food and meals are a typical selection by many people.

My Preference For Storing Food.

 

I take a little of each of the ways people store food.  It makes things more affordable and for most of us, the cost is a big concern.  Perhaps you will like some of my ideas.

I have some dehydrated food in #10 cans and Pantry sizes.  These dehydrated and freeze-dried foods also come in meals all ready to rehydrate and eat.  You would be wise to get lots of those meals for a rainy day.   

For grains, I have mostly stored them in buckets or 40-gallon cans.  I buy them in bulk so they are much more affordable.  You have to figure out the season of harvest for each grain so you can purchase them after they are harvested.  This picture may appear to be bulk to you, but I recently purchased 25 lb of Oatmeal for around $23.  Compare the price.

I buy dried beans in small 1 pound sizes because that keeps the rest of the beans in unopened packages.  When my children were at home, however, I would buy 4-6 lb bags.

I buy Powdered Milk, Oatmeal, & Rice in bulk when I can.  Then I can put it in cans myself, or in a group of likeminded persons, we rent the “Canner” from a local source and can it in #10 size cans..

If you store any grains in bags, make sure they are triple cleaned and triple bagged.  Then it is important to keep them up OFF the cement where moisture will form.

grain in fieldThe triple bagged grains usually prevent rodents from getting into them.  We have some wheat that is stored that way, but we store it on pallets off the floor!  The temperature has to be cool below 72 degrees because weevil hatches at around 72 degrees.

Here’s a horror story with regards to storing wheat and weevil.

My parents had an open  30 gallon can with wheat in it in their storage when they passed away.  It was stored in a garage that was supposed to be insulated.  When my brother put his hand into the wheat up to his elbow and then pulled it out, it was covered with hollowed-out husks of wheat.  At the bottom were the fat well-fed weevils. 

It is important to keep wheat in a climate-controlled environment.  A basement usually stays around 50 degrees unless it is heated.  in that case, you need to insulate your storage room well.

Don’t Forget Other Essentials

A diet of bread, wheat, oatmeal, powdered milk, and rice would be really tasteless, and you would tire of it very quickly without some flavorings added.  That is why I make sure I have plenty of

    • variety of spices
    • raisins,
    • pickles,
    • baking supplies such as baking powder, and soda and
    • don’t forget yeast.  If you had to make your own bread you would need yeast.
    • Salt

What is the difference between freeze-dried and dehydrated foods?

Freeze-dried food has been dried in a slow low heat environment.  The moisture has been extracted slowly so it can be quickly reconstituted.

Dehydrated food has been dried more quickly and so the rehydration takes much longer.  Dehydrated food is much cheaper than freeze-dried.

Many bikers, backpackers, and campers love freeze-dried packets of food because they are so easy to use and taste like real food.  In addition, they are lightweight and much easier to deal with.  You can even eat some of them right out of the packet.

Both freeze-dried and dehydrated food comes in cans or Mylar packages or containers.  Canned dried food will generally last for 25 to 30  years, however,  cans rust over time so you have to be concerned about that.

If the cans are kept in a humid environment, they will rust.  I found that out when my parents died leaving a bunch of “Rainy Day” foods they had stored for over 30 years and most of them were useless because of rusted through cans.

Food stored in mylar packages must be stored inside a tub or bucket to keep rodents from invading them.

The advantage of storing dehydrated food in #10 cans is that you can put them on the shelf and forget about them until that rainy day when they become needed.  You should routinely rotate your storage.  Have an emergency preparedness meal once a month or week.

WARNING:  If you store #10 cans, routinely double-check them to check for rust.

How long will dehydrated food last once it’s opened?

The shelf life is usually 6 to 12 months but it must be kept dry and oxygen-free.  Usually, the plastic lid is sufficient, and you need to keep it in a dark dry cupboard once it is opened..

How Do We Get The Nutrients We Need?

Did you know that by sprouting seeds you can get great nutritional value from those tiny seeds.  It is at the moment that seeds sprout that the seed has the most nutritional value of its whole life.  Sometimes 600% more nutrition at that very point of germination.!  This a self-watering/rinsing sprouter.  If you aren’t used to sprouting seeds,  this unit will take the guesswork out of remembering to rinse your seeds.

Seeds such as lentils, alfalfa, radish seeds, and wheat are often used in sprouting.  Mung beans are very hard to sprout into the long mung beans you buy at the store.  Lentils taste similar to fresh green peas.  When my family used to get sick, and I was sick and tired of the sickness, I would make sprouts to help them get well.  It worked every time.

Another thing you can do is to sprout your beans before making chili and bean soups.  We usually soak beans overnight, and by just rinsing them and covering them with a towel, and then rinsing every 6 to 8 hours until the sprout barely pops out, not only will you get better nutrition from these beans, but you will also take some of the flatulence out of the beans.

In Review

To be prepared for a health crisis like is happening in China, where a quarantine decree might be issued, we need adequate food, and supplies to last us for at least 8 weeks.  Even if a crisis never happens, you will be prepared for any emergency like unemployment, earthquake, tornado, snowstorm, etc.

March 1, 2020 – UPDATE

The CORONAVIRUS  is called COVID-19 now.  It is rapidly becoming a worldwide concern.  Not much is known about its beginnings and the actual numbers of deaths in China.  It is known that many people were in China and have traveled around the globe potentially exposing thousands if not millions of individuals.

China has been isolated from the rest of the world.  Nothing is being shipped in or out of China now.  Food from China lies in harbors rotting in their ships.

China’s factories and places of business are shut down.

The actual harm to the world lies more in the fact that most countries rely heavily upon products from China.  Most countries do not have a Plan B for obtaining these things in an event like this.

The US depends upon China for its medications, over the counter drugs, and literally much of our products used in our day to day living.

Without access to these products, the US economy may suffer severely far more than from COVID-19 as a disease.  If people cannot get their meds for several weeks, panic will likely be the killer, not the COVID-19.  Masks are almost non-existent on the shelves in our area of the country already. (Western USA)

President Trump has already announced the possible need to quarantine us for 2-3 weeks, possibly longer, in order to eliminate the threat to our nation.

Other nations are hit hard by a similar situation.  Italy and South Korea are specifically mentioned in the news now.

If you haven’t started preparing for a possible quarantine scenario, don’t you think it might be a good idea to consider it, before it is too late and the shelves are empty at the stores?

Read what a prepper has to say about this HERE.

It never hurts to be prepared!

 

March 9, 2020 UPDATE

It’s not all about them!

With the Spring Break coming it will be hard to convince our young people they don’t HAVE to go this year.  Yes, they are strong and healthy, but it’s not all about them!  It is who they may infect when they return (if they become infected) at:

    1. Spring break,
    2. Senior class week in Florida, tickets bought and already paid for long B4 Covid-19 –  ($1,300 in a case I know about)
    3. Concerts people bought tickets to months ago

COVID-19 is still an unknown.  It has already killed more than SARS did and the numbers keep rising. It is just getting its foot in the door of some countries.  It is now considered a Worldwide Pandemic.

Some preventive measures are to

      • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  That is as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
      • Self-quarantine if you are older and have a weakened immune system.
      • Arrange to have classes taught through the internet and stay home from school if you are feeling ill, or at risk.
      • Also, stay away from large gatherings.  You have no idea where people have been, and who those people have been around.

March 20, 2020 UPDATE

The USA is coming to a standstill due to Covid-19.  Truckers are the only thing keeping the nation alive.  But that may end soon as rest-stops across the nation are not keeping showers open to truckers due to lack of personnel to clean them.  Truckers cannot buy food or gas at truck stops in some cases.

The conditions in the US are becoming dire.  Fast food is only available at the windows in most cases.  Only 10 people can be in one restaurant at a time.  Businesses have sent employees home and many shelves are emptied in grocery stores within minutes of being restocked.

New computers are needed and most of the time schools are not supplying them for their students.

There will be few if any Senior Graduation Ceremonies held in high school auditoriums in 2020.  Students will graduate but without the usual  “cap and gown”  pomp and ceremony with the band playing the graduation song.

Instead, in true,  American spirit, sports lovers organized special “See The Light” events in my part of the nation.  The football stadiums of Eastern Idaho turned on their Stadium lights at precisely 8:45 PM  on Good Friday for about 20 minutes.  People drove past the stadiums and honked their horns, all participating in proper social distancing.  Cars were lined up clear across our city in honor of those sports lovers who are all “benched” (so to speak) who came to  “See the lights.”  Many communities in Eastern Idaho participated in this event.

Some students, I am aware of in my community, have been used to holding once a week “Night Out Together”

In keeping social distancing in mind, students have met and parked their cars to form a circle in the school parking lot. Students then  sat on their vehicles’  hood-tops and chatted with each other from a distance.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are bringing missionaries home from many countries.  Thousands of missionaries are being transported in jets secured by the Church to only transport missionaries.  New Missionary Training Centers are not receiving new missionaries.

This year April Semi-Annual General Conference for the Church will be held using electronic broadcasting and only speakers and the First Presidency will be present for each session.  Usually,  members have to obtain tickets to each session and over 20,000 people flock to SLC, Utah to attend each session of General Conference.

All Church meetings of the worldwide Church of over 16 Million have been cancelled for over 2 weeks now, and members are encouraged to stay home.

Listen to those inner promptings you are feeling and hearing.  This is not a political issue, it is a community issue,  a worldwide issue.

April 8, 2020  UPDATE

We have been in pretty much “lockdown mode for 3 weeks now.  We can only go out for necessities and keep social distancing.  President Trump gives nightly briefings as to the progress being made with Covid-19.

Numbers of cases and deaths reported continue to climb, however yesterday, April 8, the briefing reported a slight decline for the first time in NYCity.  That is encouragement, but everything could change in a heartbeat.

People all over the world are praying for relief from COVID-19 and another fast and prayer day is coming on Good Friday.  Those of you who are faith believers please join your prayers with us on Friday Apri 10th.

The USA is suffering Economic crisis, as are many other countries.  In some places across the US, truckers find it difficult to find a place to shower or buy food for themselves to eat to sustain themselves.  If trucking stops, our economy will die.

Pres. Trump pushed a $4 Trillion Stimulus Bill through Congress which will help those with low incomes or no incomes with bills they have to pay.   Pres. Trump is pushing to get this nation’s people back to work ASAP.

Capitalism is showing what it does best.  People and companies across America are manufacturing masks, ventilators, and other necessary medical needs to keep our medical professionals supplied with necessary protective gear and equipment.

These companies were not commanded to drop other items and manufacture “masks” (or whatever the item is) but most have done this voluntarily.  This is true Capitalism at work.  When there is a need Americans don’t have to be told what to do, they just do it.

Most all school buildings have been closed until the end of the school year.  There are online classes being taught by the students’ teachers for students of all ages.

Most Elementary teachers have not done this before, so this is quite challenging for students, parents, and their teachers.  Some families have several children needing to use their home computers and oft-times, the home computer is too slow. Some families do not even have a laptop or desktop computer at home.

Many parents are working from home, and some have turned to online businesses to make money from home.  See what I recommend as the best Affiliate Marketing Training available online. 

Again I remind you to

  • Wash your hands often,
  • Be sure you are getting enough Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin,,  if you are still sequestered inside,
  • Wear a mask and gloves if you venture out
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Drink water like a thirsty camel, especially if you get sick
  • Boost your immunity.

This Covid-19 is wicked stuff.

May 6, 2020 UPDATE

It has been a month since my last update to this Pandemic Quarantine.  For me, it has been nearly 4 months of self-imposed Quarantine.  I left the house for the first time yesterday and felt like a bear must feel,  just coming out of hibernation.

It felt somewhat strange to see the trees, shrubs, and tulips in bloom, especially when I went into lockdown everything was covered with snow.  Being handicapped myself, it didn’t affect me as it does many others because this is my life and I have had to accept it.  But a young vibrant individual would go “stir crazy” in the same situation.  I can only imagine.

The media has made it a political “error in judgment” of everything our  US President does. If something happens it’s his fault   If it doesn’t;t happen it’s his fault too. The media have stopped airing his briefings on the subject of Covid-19.  You have to search the news to find his briefings now.

It feels like this whole thing has been contrived for the benefit of the Left. Some scientists are claiming certain medicines already in existence for 50 years will wipe out Covid-19 in a few days, and some oppose it saying it hasn’t been proven and they don’t know what the side effects will be.  Is this rocket science or what?

Some scientists are saying about half of the population already has the virus antibodies in their blood, which means they have already had Covid-19 and the last thing we should be doing is staying home.  And likewise, others oppose the idea.

Some doctors of science are saying we should be using the “herd immunity” antibodies to fight this and that it is safe to go out, while others are saying it is the wrong thing to do to open up the country this soon.  Where do you draw the line?  Who do you believe?

Some scientists and doctors  say quarantining is the wrong thing to do, because it lowers our immune system, and when we go back into community we will have a bigger pandemic than the one before.  Rumors, rumors, and rumors abide all over facebook.  You have to research everything and then be careful what you believe.

President Trump has left it up to the Governors to open their own states.  For certain our economy is in trouble and needs to open back up to overcome this economic downfall.

Our Idaho  Governor has started re-opening our state in stages.  We are not able to go into most restaurants and only 10 workers are able to work at the same time.

Curbside pick-up from online orders was overwhelming one fast food place in my community last night.  In order to pick-up an order, the individuals had to get out of their cars, go into the establishment, state their name, and then wait for the crew to fill it 20 minutes later.  That was after waiting for over an hour for their online order to be delivered to their car.

It is going to be complicated to open up the economy slowly.  In addition, our food supply is being annihilated by the dumping of milk, euthanizing animals, and destroying vegetable crops by plowing them under.  Where is the sense in all this mayhem when people are starving to death on the streets and could be fed by all this wastefulness.  I was taught to eat up every bit of what I was eating and not be wasteful.  (See “Use it Up, Wear it out..” Here) 

History is going to record some of the most horrendous happenings during this tough time.  Hopefully, someone is going to make sense of it all.

In the meantime, I choose to keep working on my website and sharing what I find useful (and maybe not so useful)  You will have to do your own homework!  At least I can communicate with people all over the world through my community of likeminded individuals.  It gives me a broader picture as seen through others’ eyes worldwide.

Be Smart and Be Safe!

Blessings to Everyone

Linda

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: I remind you that I am not a medical professional.  I am not saying that you will have the same results as I.  Nothing I have said should be misconstrued to mean I give any medical advice. Should you have unresolved pain or other problems you should always contact your doctor for professional care.

Regarding COVID19 – Contact the CDC and listen to Pres. Trump’s nightly briefings for regular updates.

 

Engage-Global Review of Products and Marketing Strategy

Better Together

This Engage-Global Review of Products and Marketing Strategy will show how you can optimize your health and wealth. I will review the history of their unique products and marketing strategy.

THE HISTORY & SCIENCE BEHIND ENGAGE-GLOBAL

Over $7000 is spent to externally protect each U.S. soldier. After 911 the Department of Defense realized external body armor is not enough.

Soldiers also need protection against unseen enemies like:

  • toxins,
  • concussive blast injuries,
  • traumatic injuries,
  • ionizing radiation,
  •  oxidative stress,
  • inflammation

Dr. Kadar Prasad, the United State’s first radiation biologist and the Father of micronutrients, was asked to form a research team to develop such a product.   A cooperative Research and Development Agreement was made between the United States Department of Defense, U.S. Marine Systems Command, NASA, and a leading military contractor.

Over $24 million was spent creating and validating Dr. Prasad’s formulation of micronutrients through 14 clinical trials and human studies.  This resulted in seven patents that created the branding of the formulation for military use and was called MMF.  For Civilian use, it is called Micro Daily.

A few years later, David Namalka, a venture capitalist from Wallstreet looked into MMF.  He originally intended to invest in the MMF company.  After many people gave testimony of the benefits of taking the product, he decided to buy the rights to this formula to help people share the benefits of optimizing their health and wealth. He secured the rights to the product and began his new company known as Engage-Global. (EG)

Optimize Your Health With Engage-Global Unique Products

MICRO DAILY

Micro Daily, is proven to protect the body against oxidative damage and inflammation better than any existing product.  It is a precise combination of ingredients that helps your body achieve optimal health and cellular function.

“When your body burns energy, it creates cell-damaging molecules known as “free-radicals” that cause inflammation.  Micro Daily helps you take the offensive by delivering a broad range of micronutrients and important antioxidants designed to neutralize free radicals and strengthen your ability to combat them over time.”

“ Ensuring that your nutrition is properly supplemented with the right combination of ingredients will help your body achieve optimal cellular function. This is the only way to fight the effects of aging, a less than perfect diet, and the environmental stress that you encounter every day.”

                                           -Engage Global.com

TESTIMONIALS

 Watch Video about EG and testimonials.:  

“When I heard Dr Prasad say that by taking Micro Daily with your breakfast, it can bond with fat and produce more energy, I was excited to try it that way.  Normally I have little to no energy, but this has given me decidedly more ENERGY for the first time since I can’t remember! Then at night, I find if I take either a Micro Daily Hydro or Micro Daily capsule around dinner time, I get much better sleep at night”  Lm

MICRO DAILY PLUS CBD

Micro Daily Plus (MD+) is Micro Daily with CBD added to it.  The two together enhance each other, so that the benefits are much greater than taken separately.  Dr. Prasad researched CBD thoroughly before adding it to his formulation.

The benefits range from PTSD to General Pain.  Dr. Kort gives a good explanation of some of the benefits in this video at 24:48 min in. Look for the bald guy.  Check it out HERE.

UPDATE Dr. Prasad just created a new Micro Daily product.

PROTEIN DAILY

PROTEIN DAILY is a patent-supported combination of proteins, amino acids, fiber, and other important micronutrients that fill important gaps in today’s nutrition while helping boost your metabolism, satisfy your hunger and improve your digestion.

Engage-Global says that decades of research helped in developing this unique “formula that combines two forms of protein, two forms of fiber,  amino acids, and citrulline into an effective and powerful energy source that will help your body perform optimally.”

BUILDING BLOCKS OF PROTEIN DAILY

“…with nutrient-deficient diets today… supplementation has become necessary for us to achieve optimal muscle strength, replenishment, and repair to our bodies taxed by everyday activities and the environments we live in.”

                                              –Engage-Global.com

TESTIMONY

“I had an open wound that wouldn’t heal.  The doctor ordered me to take 30 gr protein.  I started taking 30 grams of Protein Daily (PD) and my wound healed up in a matter of days, whereas it had taken 5 months to get to that point.  I had a hole the size of a Nickle that had not covered completely over with skin.

The Dr. frankly didn’t expect it to heal and was mentioning the “Amputation” word.  But with Protein Daily it rapidly covered and repaired from the inside out.  In addition, I lost 35 lb. during that same time. 

I took the Protein Daily in combination with the Micro Daily each day.   I still take PD every day,  2 years later.”  Lindab

See my Laughter is the best medicine HERE  It tells a little about that wound that wouldn’t heal.  Here’s another article I have published about a Wound Vac that was also used in that healing before using Protein Daily.

 

BRAIN BOOST DAILY

“Your brain is the most important organ in your body. It controls everything you do….”

“Your brain uses more oxygen than any other organ in your body to generate energy…”

“Brain Boost Daily, in combination with Micro Daily, provides your brain with the optimal protection and nourishment…”

“Brain Boost Daily feeds the body at the cellular level to fuel your brain, helping you:

  • Master mental focus and concentration
  • Improve memory function
  • Sharpen your senses
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Fight mental fatigue and the effects of aging”

– Dr. Kedar N. Prasad Ph.D. Chief Science Officer and Product Formulator

TESTIMONY
“Brain Boost Daily, in combination with the Micro Daily, has given my body what it needs to be able to remember things and it gives me the ability to concentrate.  All I had to do was run out of Brain Boost Daily to realize if it was helping my memory or not.  I started repeating things over and over, and forgetting other important things that I should have remembered.   I quickly reordered and couldn’t get the product fast enough   Thank the Lord, it arrived quickly!  All is well now! ”  RickL

Optimize Your Wealth With Engage-Global’s Unique Marketing System

Marketing is done through direct sales, with payment on commissions earned through retail, or wholesale means.

EG is implementing several innovative ideas into their marketing structure.  Their idea is to make marketing simple and easy to understand.   Some of their incentives include:

  1. All Of It Bonus   EG puts a high emphasis on Health Advocates (Consultants) getting Clients.  To encourage this, David Namalka began the All Of It program, in which the Health Advocate (HA) receives the same amount of money as the new Client spends their first month.  The client spends $100, HA earns $100.  . EG prides itself in being the first company in the industry to pay  All Of It  for an HA’s new customer’s initial order.  It means if you want to make $500, then share the product with 5 new customers who buy $100 ea.
  2.  SAMPLES PROGRAM   A special samples box has been prepared for EG Samples to be assembled and used to ship to a potential Client.  It includes 15 Micro Daily capsules and 1 Micro Daily Hydro.  A Health Advocate (HA) can purchase the samples and distribute them themselves, or HA’s can purchase sample credits from EG.  With one credit EG will send one sample to a potential Client for them.The New Micro Daily Plus CBD samples were just introduced too.
  3. ENGAGE-GLOBAL  APP  Makes it possible for a  Health Advocate to market from their smartphone, and send videos to their client while speaking with them.  A Health Advocate can order samples sent to the Client as they speak, using the App.  EG will fulfill the order and send it to the Client.  The order is tracked by the App and the day the Client receives the sample, the HA is notified and autoresponder emails begin coming to the Client (over a period of 2 weeks) through the APP.  These are only a few of the things the EG App will do.
  4. PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM    Professionals such as Drs, Chiropractors, Naturopaths. Health Food Stores, etc.  Contact  EG Health Advocate for information about getting Engage-Global products placed in their own place of business.  A very lucrative program is in place.

In My Opinion

Engage–Global has impeccable integrity and is a company you can trust whateverEngage-Global advertises and says to be true.
I have used the product for four years now. But I have to be honest. I tried the Micronutrient Military Formula before David Nemalk bought the rights to the product 6 or 7 years ago and didn’t feel it did anything for me.  I had quite a bit purchased and just wasn’t taking it so I quit. (but then I wasn’t taking it right either).
Dr. Prasad says that we need to take Micro Daily twice daily because one dose only contains enough for 12 hours.   I was only taking it once and only half of what I was supposed to take at that.  So I was really only getting 1/4 of the recommended dosage.

So Why Did I Try Micro Daily Again?

Originally Micronutrient Military Formula had was the capsules and I can’t swallow pills, so I had to open them and they are extremely difficult to open.  I had to cut them open with a knife and that was laborious.
So when I heard they had put Micro Daily into a Powder in a little  pouch, I was convinced, to try it again. I believe the first month was only $19 instead of $49 and that swayed me too.  (That special is no longer offered, however.)
I saw almost immediate results, in that I was able to sleep better at night – getting eight hours sleep instead of only two each night was encouraging, therefore I continued taking it.
Then a year later Dr. Prasad came out with his Protein Daily and I was able to lose weight at my age (73) and I have taken it ever since .

You Need To Hear The Doctor

Once I had heard “Dr. Prasad, I understood better why I love MD so much.  He makes so much sense out of nutrition.  I believe we can trust this company as long as David Namalka is at its helm and Dr Prasad is their chief scientist. Dave is always trying to help people for the better. He is sharing the product with less fortunate people too.  His generosity knows no bounds.  He is sending the product to Third World countries to help strengthen them before surgery.
Whenever a change is made most companies will raise the price.  Several times now, I have witnessed a price reduction in products here at Engage-Global.
The latest PRICE REDUCTION   was with the Micro Daily Plus product.  The price was originally priced at $139.00 for a month’s supply.  However, David Namalka has permanently reduced the price to $99.00 for a month’s supply.
New customers also have a 60-day money-back guarantee which seldom gets used, but it is there none-the-less.
See what I believe to be the most unique health and wealth Program on the net CLICK HERE.

Do you Remember When….?

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Photos Preserve Memories

Alzheimers. Parkinsons Disease, and Dementia sometimes occur in old age. What is the treatment? Can anything help brain function?

It’s all about Brain Neurons

What are brain neurons? According to medicinenet.com neurons are the cells that process and transmit information in the brain.

Did you know that we lose over 50% of our brain neurons by the time we are age 60?  Fifty percent!

Scientists are predicting that by 80 years of age we will either have Parkinsons’ Disease, Alzheimer’s, or Dementia unless we supplement our bodies with neuron charging Nutritionals.       …Dr. Kadar Prasad

I remember a time when I was first married and I had learned that I had Narcolepsy caused by a brain lesion from a fall.  A “quacky” natural type doctor in Idaho treated me with some “quacky brain food.”  You’ll understand why I refer to him as quacky in a minute.

I “succumbed” to his sales pitch and bought the stuff, and then traveled back to Texas, where I lived, before opening the bottle to try it.

This stuff was liquid and had the most gosh-awful taste you can ever imagine.  Now, I can take an aspirin and chew it up and don’t mind the taste, so when I say awful, you can better imagine what it tasted like.  I immediately looked at the expiration date on the bottle.

The quacky stuff had DIED/expired and gone to H#@L several years before.  Now, this was back in the ’60s, when a Dr visit was only $8 so when I tell you he charged me $49 for the stuff you’ll understand what I mean when I say this was EXPENSIVE!!

He saw me coming all the way from Dallas to Boise..  He had some expired “Brain Food” that he could sell to an unsuspecting customer AND I LIKELY WOULDN’T BRING IT BACK FOR MY MONEY BACK because I lived so far away!.

I laugh about this now, but it was no laughing matter back then.  In fact, whenever anyone brought up the subject of “Brain Food” you can guess what I would say.  “There ain’t no such thing.”  Not for me that is.

When Dr Kadar Prasad, a world-renowned scientist and Engage-Global’s Chief Scientist, first spoke about a new formula he had developed for the brain, I was VERY skeptical.  Yet, I had seen what his other products were doing for me and so I listened.

I let my husband try Brain Boost Daily first, since unless he

Brain-Boost
Better 4U when taken together

took Selenium every day he couldn’t remember things.  We dropped the Selenium and switched over to Brain Boost Daily cold turkey.  I figured I would know immediately if Brain Boost Daily was any good or not because RL. my husband would be forgetting things immediately if the product was no good.  He has now been taking it for over 6 months now and is doing very well in the memory department of his life.

As an example, RL, age 78,  bought an “old clunker “Ford

1991-Ford-Explorer
1991 Ford Explorer

Explorer, 1991 vintage, for his second car.  He has always had a thing about repairing cars.  He has repaired engines, done brake jobs, repaired suspension systems, to name a few.

As you might guess, he is busy refurbishing his “new” old 1991 Ford Explorer he has named her Dora,  You know “Dora the explorer.”  Now, I am trying to understand what an old man needs two cars for, especially when he is the only driver.  If you have a good explanation for that one, I’d sure like to know what it is.

At least he is keeping busy and as long as he isn’t forgetting how to reassemble the project after he has it laid out all over the entire garage, then I won’t worry about his mind and memory.

I have heard that maintaining a good memory depends on you using your brain, so if that is true then activity, or using the brain is very important to maintaining a healthy brain.

car-engine
Can you remember where everything goes?

The day RL can’t remember how to put the things back together will be the end of his automotive mechanic’s endeavor, however.  I pray that it never comes to that.

Is there a cure for Alzheimer’s?

RL’s father exited this life with a severe case of mental collapse that we call Alzheimer’s.

When RL started to not remember things about 10 years ago, I suggested he start taking Selenium, as I had heard that it is helpful for memory retention.  It seemed to help so much so that when I started noticing myself repeating things, or forgetting things, I too started taking it.

Then a few years ago, Engage-Global (EG) introduced Brain Boost Daily, a product that is specifically designed to boost the brain’s efficiency.  We were already taking 2 of EGs other products, and trying to keep purchases all under “one roof,” I started buying Brain Boost Daily for him too (and of course, myself).

Yes, we did drop the Selenium for him and Yes, his memory is still pretty sharp.  He is now 78 and he still can figure out how to redo the suspension in a front-wheel vehicle , and replace a door on this new vehicle.  Not only did he replace the door, but he had to take the “guts” out of the new junkyard door and then replace them with the insides of the old door.  Not an easy task at best.

If you or a loved one are having problems with memory or memory loss, maybe Brain Boost Daily is something you should consider looking into. Check it out here: 

But wait, there’s more!

Dr. Prasad, Engage-Global’sChief Scientist, had introduced Micro Daily in 2012 as his feature product, even before Brain Boost Daily.

There is quite a story behind the product development and the millions of dollars that were invested in its forth-coming.  This is a very short rendition of it, but Dr Prasad explains it very well.

Dr. Prasad is a world-renowned scientist and was recruited by the US Department of Defense to help create a product to protect our veteran soldiers from within their bodies.  kind of like body armor, only Micro Daily is internal armor. Over 24 million dollars were allocated for the project.

Our soldier men have exposure to chemicals and trauma unlike any of us can imagine.  Micro Daily is designed to support soldiers’ unique needs.

Being the world’s First Radiation Biologist Ph.D. in the USA and the world, Dr. Prasad was totally qualified for the job.  HERE, you will find reference to 25 books on micronutrients Dr. Prasad has authored, plus more than 250 peer-reviewed articles he has published.

In addition, Dr. Prasad recently created our Micro Daily Plus (CBD) formula, a combination of micronutrients and ultra-pure CBD isolate.

“With such life-changing and effective factors, we are confident that there is nothing like Micro Daily Plus (MDP) in the world! ”          ..Engage-Global

Dr. Prasad was on the Palm Springs TODAY show on NBC recently answering questions about MDP.   Watch his interview and learn about his insights regarding CBD in this  link.

“Better Together”

Dr. Prasad’s expression “Better Together” prevails in reference to all his products.  Basically it means the products act better together than when taken individually.

May you enjoy better health, renewed energy, better sleeping, and basically regeneration in your health and mind.

DISCLAIMER: I remind you that I am not a medical professional.  I am not saying that you will have the same results as I.  Nothing I have said should be misconstrued to mean I give any advice. Should you have unresolved pain or other problems you should always contact your doctor for professional care.

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See my Review of Engage-Global HERE.