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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Burn the Calories before Eating Anything!

B'SD

20 Kislev, 5779

Hanuka happens in a week, and it's so exciting! A holiday for everyone to respect, it's about stopping bullies in their tracks. There's more to the Hanuka happening, but too much to explain here.

Psych yourself up to improve your muscles with increased strength. I shared some ideas about affordable holiday gifts the other day, and all of them can be used to improve your overall health, let alone your muscular health.

Here's some more information that might benefit you:

Finding the Right Number of 'Reps' When Strength Training
When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results. But also use this time to learn proper form, the American College of Sports Medicine...
Read more ...







Do those repetitions before you dine on anything, and you'll be burning calories before you begin to eat!

Do the exercises daily (until you feel tired!) and you can reset your metabolism to burn calories more than you do now.

Okay, now you  know how to burn off the extra calories that you're likely to swallow during the hectic holiday season. Minimize the overindulgence temptation by eating proper meals before you go to parties. You'll be less hungry when you're feeling full. Sip water instead of sugary drinks overloaded with calories.

You'll be trimmer for the effort. Losing weight is good for lowering blood pressure and other health risks.





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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Healing Laughter and One HAPPY Recipe!

B'SD

19 Kislev, 5779

Nobody can guarantee that you'll heal physically. but it's a widely known wisdom that laughter promotes emotional healing. Anger, despair, jealousy, sadness, name the mood and mentality. Laughter often eases inner and outer pain.

One of my friends is going through a very difficult time. I shared with him my "Never fails for me!" solution to leaving negativity behind. It's a 3-part comedy video series, the 2000-Year Old Man by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.





Be sure to watch all 3 videos. They might leave you smiling, too.






Hanuka is almost here and some people wish they knew 
how to make the jelly donuts so popular at this time. 

Here's a simple recipe that's so much fun
that you can share it with children!
Let them do the mixing and mooshing 
as you, the adult in charge, 
do the more dangerous frying.


2 1/4 TSP yeast
3 TBL Sugar
1 TBL Brandy
1  lemon's worth of zest
1 1/2 TBL Oil
1 egg
1 cup warm water
3 CUPS flour

Moosh-mix in a sealed plastic bag, immerse in VERY warm water 1 hour

Roll out dough on floured board
Cut out donuts with a glass

Let batter rise under a fabric kitchen towel for 30 minutes!

Fry in about 2 inches of oil 1 minute per side

Remove donuts, rest them on a paper-towel covered plate atop the counter. The paper will absorb excess oil.

INSERT KETCHUP CONTAINER/squeeze bottle FILLED WITH JELLY INTO DONUTS, Then SQUEEZE IN THE JELLY.

Powder the donuts and serve.












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Monday, November 26, 2018

The Power of Having Fun, Clinical Trial Information, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Help and MORE!

B'SD

18 Kislev, 5779

I'm enjoying the fun of preparing for Hanuka, and helped some local children to prepare faux candle holders for a school project.

One of the key aspects of my recovery from a devastating medical situation was that I resolved to have fun as I pursued a recovery against BIG medical odds. I love to laugh, and to hear other people laughing, too. It is a refreshing activity that signals the world "I can feel joy."

Medical miracles abound when a person feels happy, remains focused on the future, and is productive. That's hard to do when medical professionals, and all too often negative relatives and other acquaintances, forecast disaster. I recommend fighting back with a smile. More on that tomorrow. Meanwhile...


I've been following the development of an interesting new resource for people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a valid but widely unknown medical diagnosis.
TBI is not observable outside the person's body. The situation is called an "invisible" illness like others in that category: Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Infertility, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological disease(s), and others.

Check out www.facesoftbi.com/notinvisible. You don't need to buy all the merchandise there. I'm directing you to the site for its information, to ease your sense of feeling alone, weird, and/or hopeless if you've experienced a TBI.

Are you desperately searching for clinical trial information in one of the world's leading medical research resources, Israel? Click HERE.

Here's something for almost everyone who's experienced a medical setback: a gift that can pay off long into the future. Doctors on and off the book's cover recommend reading 




BUY it HERE. 



The book is not so much about the techniques that I used to recover from a medical horror and consequential blindness, but about YOU the reader. There are exercises for building inner strength, putting a chaotic medical life into perspective and into a far more orderly, manageable reality. You can even get your grin back with laugh-out-loud passages.

Cost-cutting information about how to contact charitable organizations willing to pay some or all of your specific medical bills clinical trial information and other sanity-savers are in the book's Global Resources section. There are even tips on how to secure no-cost first-quality medical appliances, medical care, and medication!






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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Buying Gifts for Hanuka and other Holidays?

B'SD

14 Kislev, 5779

Fitness workouts and presents for otherwise expensive holidays need not be costly. You can buy affordable exercise tools for yourself or for someone who'd appreciate them. Here's a list of can-do and practical stocking stuffers, etc:

A ball to be placed between the knees and lifted up/down repeatedly, then moved side-to-side, with your doctor's approval. Next, you can crouch while repeatedly tossing the ball into a wall without pictures on it. Toss, toss, toss, to strengthen arm and chest muscles.




A simple dowel/stick that's removable from washing mops, dust mops, and brooms. Use the item to "row" as you sit in a chair far from anything other than open space. Be sure to move from your waist, then to sit up straight before you bend again, to strengthen your core.




Hand weights aka full cans of pantry foods. Make sure that the cans weigh the same amount and are the same size. Use them, one per hand, to stretch, to do repeated lifts and forward "punches."




A stretchy strap available in sporting goods shops and physical therapy offices. Use it to repeatedly stretch your arms away from your chest. Next, sit down on a sturdy chair. Wind the strap securely around your thighs, just above your knees. Hold tightly to the ends, one in each hand. Pull the ends away from your body as you repeatedly separate your knees with all your might. You'll feel the tug in your gut and upper legs, a sign that you're strengthening muscle.

Ready to address some emotional exercises for feeling mentally stronger each day? Read doctor-recommended







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Monday, November 19, 2018

Why You Need to Wear Clothing with Natural Fibers

B'SD

11 Kislev, 5779

I've written several times about the health-promoting need to live a natural life, including with the clothes you wear. I fully realize the need to repeat that message because it takes time to convince people of realities that they'd rather not face. Here goes effort number Gazillion Plus:





Want to protect your health insensible ways? Wear natural fibers only: Cotton, hemp (it's not marijuana, it's a raw textile material), linen, silk, and wool. Latex is fine. It comes from a type of tree sap, the ParĂ¡ rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis).


 


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Medical Information that YOU Need to Know!

B'SD

10 Kislev, 5779

A diagnosis can surprise and upset a person so much that they forget facts that they've known a long time, and wonder about facts that they should have learned about before needing them.

Here's a primer, collected from around the Internet, to keep you informed about tests and procedures that you might soon experience.



Can urologists be more sensitive to male modesty?



What Are CT Scans and How Do They Work?


Jan 11, 2017 - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body. Your doctor can use this test to diagnose you or to see how well you've responded to treatment. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, an MRI doesn't use radiation.






By ISRAEL




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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Praying for Relief

B'SD 

 6 Kislev, 5779. 

My temporary silence on this blog resulted from physical and mental weariness at repeatedly being wakened by sirens alerting me and my neighbors that bombs were headed in our direction. 

It was quite taxing to cope with our emotions, and hard to strategize schedules while minding personal safety. 

I've recovered my composure, and here's today's blogpost: 

We're in trying times from wildfires, incessant bomb attacks (470 in southern Israel within less than 36 hours, this week alone), political upheavals (Brexit? Where's the exit?), an opioid drug epidemic that's defying any semblance of control (too complicated an issue to explain further on this blog), and so on. 

A person can wonder "Where's GOD in all this?" 

Worse, we feel that routine or spontaneous prayers are pointless, resulting in the same old same old (i.e., unchanging, non-improving and unpleasant reality). 

Praying tends to be a dreary, repetitive, non-inspirational activity for some people. Perhaps the following thoughts will help you to improve on that. 

Think of the many times that you confided the same old stuff, once again, to the same person (friend, relative, therapist, name the individual who fills the blank for you). You think, and sometimes announce, that this is a boring routine, not helpful, until... you realize that you feel relief from having vented your sense of frustration, misery, bewilderment, etc. 

Okay, now apply that situation to your prayerful efforts. 

Go on, recite the complaints you have to GOD. Pour it on,GOD's ears are the biggest ones in the universe. 

Vent. 

Vent again. 

Vent some more, until you hear yourself sigh. 

That's a psychological signal that you've expressed everything on your mind. You sense that you have communicated as best you can. Relish the sense of relief. GOD's wonders are never-ending. 

Take on the day, one task at a time. GOD is managing the universe while you're coping as best you can. 

Good things are happening all over. Look for them. Embrace the happiness they evoke. Let that build strength inside you.

And remember: You can vent to GOD. It's what prayer is for, when you're not saying "Thank you" for some blessing bestowed on you, asking for specific needs to be met, or praising GOD for some reason important to you.


 


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tailoring Treatment for Glioblastoma

B'SD

3 Kislev, 5779

Glioblastoma Multiforme aka GBM, is a diagnosis with very serious implications. Patients worldwide can join their medical teams in looking toward Israel for the cure:

Hebrew U Researchers Discover Promising Treatment Against Aggressive Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Patients receiving this diagnosis typically have 11-20 months to live. One of the main difficulties in treating this cancer is that its cells quickly build up a resistance to chemotherapy.
In the upcoming issue of Nucleic Acids Research (Modulation of MKNK2 alternative splicing by splice-switching oligonucleotides as a novel approach for glioblastoma treatment), Professor Rotem Karni and his team at Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research-Israel Canada (IMRIC) share promising results for a new glioblastoma treatment with the potential to improve and extend patients’ lives.

Read the rest of the story by clicking HERE.




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