... the culprit is a fatty acid!
...The killer fatty acid is called non-esterified fatty acid, or NEFA for short; if you consume too many omega-6 fats and not enough omega-3 fats, you can end up with all sorts of health problems. But now we know there's a more immediate problem with omega-6 fats: when they're converted to too much NEFA, it can result in a sudden heart attack!...
Taking carnitine and fish oil can stop NEFA and save your life. But there are so many more things you can do... There are safe, natural, inexpensive ways to lower your triclycerides, fibrinogen, homocysteine, and more...You can get these omega-3s by eating walnuts, flaxseeds, leaf lettuce, and cold-water fish. Be careful with the fish, though. Much of it is tainted with mercury and PCBs. The safest bet is to eat wild salmon from Alaska
After all, even the American Heart Association agrees that Omega 3 fatty acids can help...
Promote healthy heart functions...
Maintain healthy cholesterol levels...
Keep your blood pressure right where it's supposed to be...
Support a healthy cardiovascular system...
On a related note: a blog entry on how to decrease blood viscosity thinning blood
To thin the blood naturally making blood pressure much less a problem, and blood lipids not so much of a problem *Curry powder *Cayenne pepper *Ginger*Paprika *Thyme *Cinnamon *Dill *Oregano *Turmeric *Licorice *Peppermint.
Cayenne and cinnamon help to thin the blood and heat us up too, but you could try this instead:Chocolate and turmeric. Not since the love story of Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtal, for whom he constructed the Taj Mahal, has such an intriguing union come out of India. Before you quickly dismiss it as too strange for your taste buds, consider this: India boasts a much lower-than-average incidence of age-related memory decline, and health experts are attributing it to the abundant use of turmeric in their cuisine. The health benefits don’t stop at the top, either. Trickling all the way down to the very tips of your toes, fragrant turmeric promotes healthy circulation and antioxidant protection for every one of the cells, while simultaneously warming and soothing the joints. With such compelling facts as these, the wise course for each one of us is to look for creative ways to incorporate more of it into the diet.
This month we’re taking the chill out of winter by turning up the heat on hot cocoa, In the South American tradition of mixing the cacao bean with hot spices.
Deficiencies in EFAs can lead to reduced growth, a scaly rash called dermatitis, infertility, and lack of ability to fight infection and heal wounds. Lack of omega-6 fatty acids, however, is extremely rare in diets of those living in certain Western countries, particularly the United States, as well as Israel. In fact, North American and Israeli diets tend to have too much omega-6, particularly in relation to omega-3 fatty acids. This imbalance contributes to long-term diseases such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, arthritis, and depression. A healthy diet should consist of roughly one omega-3 fatty acids to four omega-6 fatty acids. A typical American diet, however, tends to contain 11 to 30 times more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids.
In contrast, a Mediterranean diet is made up of a healthier and more appropriate balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The Mediterranean diet includes a generous amount of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, and garlic; plus, there is little meat, which is high in omega-6 fatty acids.
There are several different types of omega-6 fatty acids. Most omega-6 fatty acids are consumed in the diet from vegetable oils as linoleic acid (LA; be careful not to confuse this with alpha-linolenic acid [ALA] which is an omega-3 fatty acid). Linoleic acid is converted to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in the body and then further broken down to arachidonic acid (AA). AA can also be consumed directly from meat, and GLA can be ingested from several plant-based oils including evening primrose oil (EPO), borage oil, and black currant seed oil.
A better balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 should be four[even five]-to-one
Currently in our modern diets:
It is estimated that in the current average western diet this ratio lies at 20 'Omega 6' :1 'Omega 3' or five times more Omega 6 than there should be. The proportion of Omega 6 is provided in the form of linoleic acid from cooking oils and vegetable margarine usually made from safflower, sunflower, corn or soyabeans. This is not to say that we all eat too much Omega 6 - many people are believed to be deficient in Omega 6, especially if they have not converted to using vegetable oils or margarine instead of the dairy alternatives.* see note below
*NOTE: I do not recommend the use of any cooking oils, if you must use an oil, use coconut oil, all others become toxic when heated, THAT INCLUDES OLIVE OIL, use only uncooked olive oils. [actually olive oil and garlic on salad is very healthy]
Too much animal fats, polyunsaturated and trans fats lead to illnesses that doctors prescribe drugs for, which often make the situation so much worse.
excessive levels of Omega 3 may reduce blood clotting time
excessive levels of Omega 6 increases the risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).
So moderation and balance is Key! Eat healthy, raw locally grown whole fods and non-medicated range-fed meats, lots of healthy pure water and you will be so healthy!
I'm eating a diet of locally grown whole fresh foods, purified water and, I'm taking :CellPower™ to cover the basics, also
FLAX SEED OIL for my colon, but of course
~Glutathione-the master antioxidant is a great helper to counteract many diabetic complications.
~4 essential minerals for diabetics
~SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight
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~~~jokes and inspirations~~~
I no longer prepare food or drink with more than
-- Cyra McFadden
For three days after death hair and fingernails
continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
-- Johnny Carson
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in
the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of
composition, I resolved to write a book.
-- Edward Gibbon
There are painters who transform the sun to a
yellow spot, but there are others who with the help
of their art and their intelligence, transform a
yellow spot into the sun.---Pablo Picasso
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
-- Harry S Truman
I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots.
But compared with Dick Hoyt, I'm lousy.
Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars -- all in the same day.
Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S.on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?
And what has Rick done for his father? Not much -- except save his life.
This love story began in Winchester , Mass. , 43 years ago, when Rick was strangled by the umbilical cord during birth, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to control his limbs.
"He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life," Dick says doctors told him and his wife, Judy, when Rick was nine months old. "Put him in an institution."
But the Hoyts weren't buying it. They noticed the way Rick's eyes followed them around the room. When Rick was 11 they took him to the engineering department at TuftsUniversityand asked if there was anything to help the boy communicate. "No way," Dick says he was told. "There's nothing going on in his brain."
"Tell him a joke," Dick countered. They did. Rick laughed. Turns out a lot was going on in his brain.
Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First words? "Go Bruins!" And after a high school classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out, "Dad, I want to do that."
Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described "porker" who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to push his son five miles? Still, he tried. "Then it was me who was handicapped," Dick says. "I was sore for two weeks."
That day changed Rick's life. "Dad," he typed, "when we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled anymore!"
And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon.
"No way," Dick was told by a race official. The Hoyts weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't quite a wheelchair competitor. For a few years Dick and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway, then they found a way to get into the race officially: In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made the qualifying time for Boston the following year.
Then somebody said, "Hey, Dick, why not a triathlon?"
How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his 110-pound kid through a triathlon? Still, Dick tried.
Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four grueling 15-hour Ironmans inHawaii . It must be a buzzkill to be a 25-year-old stud getting passed by an old guy towing a grown man in a dinghy, don't you think?
Hey, Dick, why not see how you'd do on your own? "No way," he says. Dick does it purely for "the awesome feeling" he gets seeing Rick with a cantaloupe smile as they run, swim and ride together.
This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992 -- only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.
"No question about it," Rick types. "My dad is the Father of the Century."
And Dick got something else out of all this too. Two years ago he had a mild heart attack during a race. Doctors found that one of his arteries was 95% clogged. "If you hadn't been in such great shape," one doctor told him, "you probably would've died 15 years ago."
So, in a way, Dick and Rick saved each other's life.
Rick, who has his own apartment (he gets home care) and works in Boston , and Dick, retired from the military and living in Holland , Mass. , always find ways to be together. They give speeches around the country and compete in some backbreaking race every weekend, including this Father's Day.
That night, Rick will buy his dad dinner, but the thing he really wants to give him is a gift he can never buy.
"The thing I'd most like," Rick types, "is that my dad sit in the chair and I push him once."
By Rick Reilly
Bubba Had Shingles
Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here's what happened to Bubba:
Bubba walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.
Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he had.
Bubba said, 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical histor y and told Bubba to wait in the examining room.
A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles.' So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.
An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles.' The doctor asked, 'Where?'
Bubba said, 'Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em??'
10**21 piccolos = 1 gigolo
10**18 minations = 1 examination
10**15 coats = 1 petacoat
10**12 bulls = 1 terabull
10**12 microphones = 1 megaphone
10**12 pins = 1 terrapin
billions and billions = 1 Sagan
WHEN I'M 100, IF I LEAN A LITTLE, LET ME!
The family wheeled Grandma out on the lawn, in her wheelchair, where the activities for her 100th birthday were taking place. Grandma couldn't speak very well, but she could write notes when she needed to communicate.
After a short time out on the lawn, Grandma started leaning off to the right, so some family members grabbed her, straightened her up, and stuffed pillows on her right.
A short time later, she started leaning off to her left, so again the family grabbed her and stuffed pillows on her left.
Soon she started leaning forward, so the family members again grabbed her and then tied a pillowcase around her waist to hold her up.
A grandson, who arrived late, came up to Grandma and said, "Hi, Grandma, you're looking good! How are they treating
Grandma took out her little notepad and slowly wrote a note to the nephew...
"They won't let me fart "
Today, just for a little change of pace because I know no one actually ever reads down this far, I wish you a great blessing and face-splitting health [where you feel so good your smile can't get any bigger], and I wish you mirth.
Please read the sources, all I can give you in a little taste; drink deep of the health-giving truth herein: