Wednesday, July 30, 2008


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Just as an update on the benfotiamine, I've been taking this for a week or so and my blood sugar readings are wonderful. My morning one- I have normally terrible Dawn Phenomenon see: Somogyi effect and Dawn Phenomenon, my morning readings Were as high as 178, Yikes! But now it's usually 121 and the evening ones are usually 81-91, now. I know the oil soluble B-1 is to be credited. I still take some insulin but I'm cutting it down all the time. I've not been all that careful about my diet these days, yet my readings are staying low.

Ok now for the recipes
This has it all folks; antioxidants, Omega-3's, lots of fiber, vitamin C, Wow and it tastes delicious too.

4-5 tbs melted coconut oil
4-5 Tbs Raw Honey
2+ Tbs unsweetened cocoa
6 Tbs Raw Almonds
3 tsp. chia seeds
6-8 prunes
1/2 c. fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or any combination.
1/2 capful Almond flavoring
2 capfulls of Vanilla
mix it all up and eat, it is soooo good, and GOOD FOR YOU.You can skip the fruit if it's out of season, but the resultant candy will be a bit drippy, still good but not solid, I eat it by the spoonful anyway.

I use lots of veggies in my "marinara". I do not use pasta or spaghetti noodles as I'm diabetic you can if you wish.

1/2 pound of hamburger sauteed and drained
1 large or three medium zucchini's diced.
1 medium Onion diced
handful of basil leaves chopped or torn apart[reserve until the very end of cooking]
four stalks of celery diced, add
3-4 diced tomatoes- you can skin them and remove the seeds, I don't bother, these are from my garden and I let nothing go to waste.
1 tsp. Katy's Essenes more recipes including the essence
2 chopped jalapenos [I use them you don't have to, of course]I like to use as much from my garden as I can.

simmer for a while reducing the liquids,then add basil leaves and eat! If you have the Spiral slicer you can make veggie noodles to put your marinara over.

Recommended Vegetables: Onion Zucchini Carrot Cucumber Turnip Potato Sweet Potato Daikon Radish
Butternut Squash
Look at the many uses:Garnishes Salads Onion Rings Coleslaw Pickles Soups Potato Nests Pizza Toppings Spaghetti and More!

I have no vested interest in these so feel free to buy them without worrying that I might make a few cents on the sale.


1 can of garbanzo beans blend in a food processor, while adding drizzles of Extra Virgin Olive oil, and lemon juice, more olive oil than lemon juice. When the mixture is nicely ground and mixed add sea salt and pepper to taste, then add garlic cloves peeled to taste, [I like lots of it] and then I add either fresh basil or fresh cilantro- the resultant hummus is green but it tastes so delicious.

I do have a vested interest in the following products that I use all the time and heartily recommend:
.... pure-go filtering water bottles
CellPower™ because for one thing it does have lots of digestive enzymes in it, also it helps to balance the pH levels and is antibiotic, anti-viral-and anti-fungal AND IT PACKS THE CELLS WITH LIFE-GIVING OXYGEN, AND ENERGY.
And I'm also taking: :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.
I also eat, one of the best fats for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight.
~coconut oil

And I am substantially benefiting from each and every method I recommend. I've recently cut out some stressful things and people [ah you know who you are!] from my life and I definitely feel so much better.

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~~~Jokes And inspirations/quotes~~~
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
-- Tom Stoppard, "Artist Descending a Staircase"

The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
-- Vic Gold

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
-- W. H. Auden

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
-- Orson Welles
Airline Fixes
I have a friend who is a very nervous flyer. During a recent trip he took from California to Indiana, it didn't help that his connecting flight from Denver was delayed twice because of mechanical problems.
Then, after he was aloft, he noticed the cabin lights were flickering. Losing his peace of mind, he decided to mention this to a flight attendant.
"I'll take care of it," she said. Moments later the lights went out. Clearly she had solved the problem by turning off all the lights.
A passenger across the aisle who had been watching my friend leaned over and said, "Whatever you do, please don't ask about the engines."

What Really Matters
At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young players, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
"Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?"
The little boy nodded yes.
"So," the coach continued, "when a strike is called, or you're out at first, you don't argue or curse or attack the umpire. Do you understand all that?"
Again the little boy nodded.
"Good," said the coach.
"Now go over there and explain it to your mother."

Driving Instruction
A few years ago the battery in my beat-up VW Beetle had died because I left the lights on overnight. I was in a hurry to get to work on time so I ran into the house to get my wife to give me a hand to start the car. I told her to get into our second car, a prehistoric oversized gas guzzler, and use it to push my car fast enough to start it.
I pointed out to her that because the VW had an automatic transmission, it needed to be pushed at least 20 mph for it to start.
She said fine, hopped into her car and drove off. I sat there fuming wondering what she could be doing.
A minute passed by and when I saw her in the rear-view mirror coming at me at about 30 mph, I realized that I should have been a bit clearer with my directions.

Mental Hospital
After hearing that one of the patients in a mental hospital had saved another from a suicide attempt by pulling him out of a bathtub, the hospital director reviewed the rescuer's file and called him into his office.
"Mr. Haroldson, your records and your heroic behavior indicate that you're ready to go home. I'm only sorry that the man you saved later killed himself with a rope around the neck."
"Oh, he didn't kill himself," Mr. Haroldson replied. "I hung him up to dry."

Tech Support
Customer: "One of my friends gave me an ImageWriter printer and this keyboard. He said he gave me all the cables, but I can't figure out how to connect them. Am I missing something?"
Tech Support: "Well, a computer would help."
Customer: "You mean this keyboard isn't a word processor?"
Tech Support: "No ma'am, its just an input device."
Customer: "Then I need to buy a computer, right?"
Tech Support: "Yes."
Customer: "Do you think I'll need a monitor, too?"

Computer Instructor
Well, I had one event happen to me, where one lady had just bought a Apple IIc and complained that she was having problems with her monitor, so we told her to bring her monitor in, and we'd check it out.
So she brings her monitor in, and we plug it in, and it works without a flaw. We tell her that the monitor isn't the problem, and to bring her CPU in.
She stares at us blankly, and asks, "What's the CPU?"
Joe explains that it's the piece of equipment that all your devices plug into. So about twenty minutes later, she returns and walks in carrying the surge suppressor.
When we explained to her the item that we needed her to bring in, she replied, "Oh you mean the keyboard!" (On Apple IIc's, the CPU box and keyboard are part of the same unit.)
And to make this all the more interesting, she was a gradeschool computer class instructor.

Don't Look at the Light!
Customer: "My mouse doesn't work any more."
Tech Support: "Is it an optical or ball mouse?"
Customer: "Huh?"
Tech Support: "Does it have a ball or light?"
Customer: "It has an light on top."
Tech Support: "On top?"
Customer: "Yeah. It was underneath before, but it looks better when it's on top."
Tech Support: "Ok, try turning it around so the light points down on the desk."
Customer: "Oh! It works!"

Horrible Addiction
I think it's a chilling reminder of my mortality, that I am never more than a few hours from that grisly implosion of a death known as starvation. No matter how much I eat, before long the cravings resurface, and the withdrawal symptoms ravage my innards.
"I am Snook Draddots," I would say, were my name actually Snook Draddots, "and I am a food addict."
It's a sad story, but it's true. I was a food baby, in fact. My mother was using when she was pregnant with me. I've been on food ever since. It's wrecked my life.
For my first fifteen years, I experienced rapid weight gain, and the digestive symptoms that persist to this day are too unpleasant to discuss. I've been unable to quit. The patch -- where you duct tape some potato salad to your arm every morning --doesn't help at all.
One time I had a 16 hour flight across the Pacific, during which time I ate nothing that could be remotely described as food, but I fell off the wagon shortly after landing.
But enough is enough. I've come to an epiphany about just how much I've let food run my life for me, and it's time for that to stop. No more food for me.
I'm quitting food cold turkey.
Nothing is said that has not been said before.
-- Terence

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
-- Baltasar Gracian

There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time.
-- Edith Wharton, The Last Asset, 1904

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
The Bathtub Test
During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director how do
you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.
'Well,' said the Director, 'we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a
teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to
empty the bathtub.'
'Oh, I understand,' said the visitor. 'A normal person would use the
bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup.'
'No.' said the Director, 'A normal person would pull the plug. Do you
want a bed near the window?'
"Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
May all of your illnesses be reversed before they are out-of-control, may your food be enjoyable and healthy., AND STRESS-FREE!

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