Thank you for the steady spirit and fellowship, Manny!!
New discoveries for me.......
My G F has gotten a copy of the documentary, "Forks over Knives" which I have a keen interest in seeing. It's a film making the case for an Asian based diet that I think is essentially vegen and how classic high incident American diseases can be stemmed and even reversed by changing to plant based eating habits.
A long familiar argument certainly, but one I've not really considered for myself. I simply want to see it because as a 2011 release it's fairly new and I'm getting fairly old (and looking to get older) with an interest in reducing future health problems.http://www.forksoverknives.com/
Well, a bit on the nutrition bandwagon now, I'm talking to my ninety year old best friend Walter about prostate issues which he has had plenty and I'm running google for ideas and I came up with certain herbs said to be ideal for prostate health. And one is rosemary tea. This caught me instantly because I have a few herbs growing and rosemary is one......so I cut three sprigs and made a pint of tea from it......and presently the FOURTH 16oz container of rosemary tea is made from those same three sprigs since yesterday (Sunday) and I'll run another cup tomorrow to see how much yield I can get.
I've been a coffee and tea drinker all my life but only in recent years have I tried the various kinds of tea now seen everywhere (thanks to my girlfriend's interest also).....and I tell you this rosemary tea from my own grown is pleasant as any just straight into boiling water. Prostate and other health effects are the promise and as simple as this little tale is, I'm smiling about the discovery here in my own home.
Surely diet has much to do with mental well being........I love comfort food as much as anyone I suppose but there's a calling now to ease up on running to it. Stress and temptation for a jumbo hamburger with raw onion and catsup/ketchup seem the perfect storm of wayward diets, ravishing as I swallow and then it's gone......into the cardio-vascular abyss. Well.....a jumbo hamburger (no cheese) is not that bad ONCE in a while......but how often is that? My mind is the emotionally imbibed yardstick here.....
My mother has been put on Cymbalta starting last week, in the nursing home. I had a nice visit with her on Saturday when I brought her a Dunkin Donuts medium Coffee Coolata @ 650 calories I think, and a serving of my home-made hummus. Man, did she love that!
I'm missing my girlfriend hoping that we can share the new weekend ahead. Cold here in NJ tonight......predicted to hit 28 degrees as a low.....first freeze since who knows when......enough to get my plants sheltered and the water taps outside wrapped against the freeze. WIth no real winter this year, it's kinda nice for one night.....it's so desolate here in the winter......
I read a few new posts in here earlier.......people working out their needs with compassion and candor for all present. I've been in many forums over the Internet years but this one is sublime most of all.