Thursday, December 01, 2016

Zennoa SRQ: Energy, Weigthloss, Anti-Aging

Zennoa has come out with its second product: SRQ.

While the first product, Core Care, boosted cell wall health with Omegas, SRQ works inside the cell to give more energy, assist in weight loss and anti-aging.



A new video about SRQ tells about three different people.

Sarah is a businesswoman and mother. SRQ has salacia reticulata which allows Sarah to concentrate longer, have healthy sugar absorption and steady energy without a crash.

Joe is a runner and is preparing for a marathon. SRQ has amino acids which stimulate his metabolism, fight oxidation, and recover faster from hard workouts. He runs further and harder.

Yuko is older and her body doesn't produce as much Co-Q10 as it used to. SRQ has the enzyme Co-Q10 which has antioxidant properties, provides healthy heart function, and reduces the appearance of aging.

I've been taking SRQ for over a week.  I find I have more energy. I don't nod off in the afternoon like I used to. Also, my appetite has decreased.  I just don't feel like eating as much. And I find I can say "No" to a second helping. My body seems to be going through a cleanse. I guess this is a benefit,  too.  -- John Fisher

SRQ was developed by scientists at the Institute of Applied Biochemistry in Japan. It works by targeting the power house of the cell, the energy center of the body, the mitochondria.  When the mitochondria run better, the rest of the body runs better too, says the video.

See the video.



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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CRUNCHY RAINBOW PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

From the kitchen of Heather Daniels

Rainbow Peanut Butter Cookies
If you’re like me, and are human, occasionally you enjoy a treat. Especially during the Holiday Season. 

These are especially healthy with all those delicious oats and natural peanut butter… then it goes down from there as you add the sugar, butter and chocolate. But come on, we all need to live a little! What’s the point of life if we can’t be happy too? Cookies make me happy. For a few minutes… and then I feel sick. Then I eat some more and drink some milk and that helps.

I love peanut butter. It’s one of those things that are ingrained in me, as though it’s in my genes. But, if you’re one of the unfortunate few that need an epipen after eating peanuts, you could always substitute the peanut butter with almond butter. I needed a peanut butter cookie recipe that also had chocolate chips. And since I’m also a huge fan of oatmeal, it also had to include those to help me feel like it was a healthier option for me and the kiddos.

I found a few recipes online, but none that included all of this goodness, so I came up with this recipe. It was an instant hit. While you’re eating them, add some to a plate to deliver to friends. If you don’t have any friends, you may need to make more cookies to share.
I hope you enjoy it!
- Heather


CRUNCHY RAINBOW PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES                 


Ingredients


1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oatmeal
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rainbow candy-coated mini chocolate chips
Multi-colored sprinkles (optional)



Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the
peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Through a sifter over the bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt then sift into bowl; stir just until moistened. Mix in the oatmeal, chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles until evenly distributed. Add by heaping teaspoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheets. (If you want to add a little extra pizzazz add some candy sprinkles to the tops of each cookie.)
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy with a large glass of milk to dip the cookies!

Prep:  15 minutes (unless you’re like me and let kiddos help… then it may take a little longer)
Cook time:  About 10 to 12 minutes

Makes about 40 cookies (or 35 if you sneak some samples before they’re baked), 106 calories each (they are cookies; live a little!)




Friday, November 11, 2016

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Post Election Stress Disorder Symptoms and Solutions



Post Election Stress Disorder (P.E.S.D)
5 Signs You Have It and What to Do

Regardless of whom you voted for in the 2016 Presidential election, there is one thing we all can agree on. It was stressful! For the past year people have been heated on social media, blocking and un-friending those on "the other side." Families have been arguing. Spouses have been at odds. Now that the election is over, one side will feel the stress associated with the loss. We spoke with Dr. Sanam Hafeez, NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher's College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, who shares the signs of Post Election Stress Disorder and what to do about it.

1. Your stomach is in knots!
According to Dr. Hafeez, stressing out about the future of our country can certainly manifest in physical discomfort. When you ruminate about the worst-case scenario it can lead to stomach tension, nausea and lack of appetite. She advises to take a break from news coverage and discussing the election results. "You want to be informed but YOU want to be in control of the news you are seeking out. Select one media outlet that you want to get your news from. Check in the morning and then focus on what you have to do that day."

2. You can't focus!
Your mind wanders and you keep worrying about the next 4 years of your life. These wandering thoughts lead to a lack of focus. Dr. Hafeez explains that when we are fixated on a thought and are in a state of worry, it is difficult to give full attention to anything else. Her advice, "go for a 30 minute walk, exercise, meditate by lying still focusing on your breath, color in a coloring book or get a ball and have a catch. You want to choose tasks that are repetitive, pleasurable, calming and don't require a lot of focus."

3. You can't sleep!
You're tossing and turning and can't seem to get to that deep level of sleep. "This is a true sign of anxiety and stress," flags Dr. Hafeez. Sleep is when our bodies turn over cells, fight off illness and are fully relaxed. When stress disturbs sleep for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to a slew of illnesses including, depression and mental illness, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.  "Avoid watching the news before bed as it can evoke worry and negative thoughts. Get into the practice of writing down all the things you appreciated that day so you calm down and drift off on a positive note."

4. You're snippy with everyone!
You feel on edge and angry. Anything can set you off. Your cell phone doesn't work and you throw it across the room. You're screaming in traffic. You're irritable at work and prefer the door to your office closed so you can avoid everyone. Dr. Hafeez explains that it is normal to have a short fuse when stressed. Unfortunately the people we love the most get the fallout from our stress. "Put yourself in a 'time out.' Notice what is setting you off and avoid it for a day or two. Book a spa massage, take a long bath, pamper yourself, cash in on some well needed 'me time.' Within hours your mood will shift, "offers Dr. Hafeez.

5. You're not in the mood for love.
When stressed it's common for sexual desire to wane. When your mind is on other things the last thing you want to do is get romantic. According to Dr. Hafeez starting off with sensual touch is calming. "Simply being in the bed holding hands breathing for 2 minutes can work wonders. Don't rule out sex, ease into it. Avoiding sex only adds another thing to be stressed about and sex is a stress reliever. You need those feel good brain chemicals to beat the stress," she reminds us.

So try not to be bummed out and stressed out if your candidate didn't nab the presidency. Things could be far worse. YOU could be President of the United States. Now THAT is something to be stressed about.

About the doctor:
Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher's College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. 

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today's common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and The Doctors.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or at www.comprehendthemind.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Living and Working in Afghanistan


By MB

It takes a certain kind of person to live and work in Afghanistan. I’ve been doing it for four years. I
work as a property manager. I supervise staff who care for facilities, equipment, and vehicles for a private contractor who serves the U.S. government.
Kabul Street by Ilya Varlamov (Flickr)

We live in a secure camp, like a compound with walls and gates. We work there, eat there, and sleep there. While we are safe, we get out very little. Nights are spent mostly watching television, reading, writing, and communicating with family. It can be boring and gets tiresome quickly.

The hardest part is being away from family. Life is completely different here because we don’t have family. We can’t go out anytime. We can’t go out to movie theatres, bars, clubs, etc. Because you are away from the regular way of life, you truly miss it.

What we do is important because we provide an essential service. I work mostly with Americans and Brits, but we also have local Afghans who work with us. Some live here but most go home at night.
We have a MWR center on the camp which provides support and leisure services to camp residents, including contractors like myself. (MWR stands for morale, welfare, and recreation.) Included are a Post Exchange, coffee shops, and church services for all faiths.

Western style home in Kabul
http://www.about-afghanistan.com/living-in-afghanistan.html 
Some living and work places are Afghan-free, because they don’t allow Afghan people. Ours is not like that. Afghan people work and live in our camp. However, I’m not allowed to go to Afghan homes for security reasons. I’ve been invited to weddings and other events, but can’t go. It’s disappointing. Life would be much easier if we could mingle freely with the Afghan people. I have not been able to visit the mosques or tourist sites in the city.

While Afghans are typically friendly and hospitable, they also may be very private. Their homes may be surrounded by a wall, with only one entrance that leads to a greeting room and visiting room. When male guests visit, women are not present. Men are considered the breadwinners and take pride in providing for their families, including their aged parents. Women, however, play an important role in the household and may have control over domestic affairs and finances. Afghan women are treated with great respect. This may not be true with western women who Afghan men may regard as promiscuous. Even western women, who are dressed conservatively, may be jostled or touched in public.

See more about Afghan culture at http://uwf.edu/atcdev/afghanistan/society/Intro.html  

Compound - ABC Photo 







Thursday, October 27, 2016

7 ways to make money with Zennoa


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Take a "Journey" with this evocatively entwined memoir and cookbook



MY CULINARY JOURNEY: Food & Fetes of Provence gives readers a rich, delicious look at the south of France

 

October 21, 2016 - Available just in time for the holiday season, this evocatively entwined memoir and cookbook by James Beard Award-winner Georgeanne Brennan provides rich detail about the food, people, and festivals (or fêtes) of Provence that have inspired her lifelong love of the region, where she still has a home.
As a young woman, she and her husband, with their small children, bought a farmhouse with a little land and some goats, in hopes of realizing the dream of an idyllic existence in the French countryside. Now these memoires, first documented in A Pig in Provence, are accompanied by forty delicious recipes, gorgeous photographs  and informative, lively text featuring information about seven of her favorite regional French festivals, from the Feast of the Fishermen to the Lavender Festival, the Gypsy Fête and more.
Readers will find themselves immersed in stories of long summer meals, the trials of a novice goat cheese maker, and the joy of discovering age-old traditions. This memoir weaves together personal stories of friendship, cooking and living in the Provençal way, and will whet the appetite of food lovers, travelers and anyone who dreams of packing their bags and starting a new life.

My Culinary Journey: Food & Fetes of Provence

By Georgeanne Brennan
Yellow Pear Press
November 15, 2016
$27.50/Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0997066401

Goat Cheese with
Herbes de Provence and Olive Oil

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This is the simplest appetizer I know, yet it is also among the best.
This is a fine way to show off just-milled, new olive oil. 
  • One 8-ounce round or log fresh goat cheese 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • 1 pinch course sea salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 1 drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
Take a log or a round of fresh goat cheese and put it on a serving platter. Sprinkle it generously with herbes de Provence, a little coarse sea salt, and some freshly ground black pepper. Finally, drizzle it with a good quality extra-virgin olive oil. Serve the cheese with crackers or thin slices of baguette.




4 Ways Your Cellphone Might Be Making You Ugly

Your cell phone is not harmless



Our cellphones have become so vital to our daily lives. Research has shown that the average person checks their phone 85 times a day and that we spend a total of five hours using our cellphones to browse the web or use apps. For many, our smartphone is the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we check at bedtime. Although quick glances at our phone may seem harmless, it can in fact be affecting us physically, mentally and emotionally. We caught up with some experts who help explain the ugly side of excessive cellphones use.

1. Ugly posture.
When we look down at our cellphones we are straining our necks and slouching our shoulders. Doing this can cause some serious damage to our overall posture even leading us to lose up to an inch to an inch and a half of height. "I see up to 10 patients a week complaining of severe neck and shoulder pain. When asked how often they use their phones the typical response is all the time. When pain becomes chronic and severe, surgery has to be considered," explains Dr. Richard Samperisi, CoFounder of Campus Chiropractic Center at Florida International University & Functional Medicine Practitioner.

2. Ugly eye strain, bags and wrinkles.
Not only can staring at your phone all day cause serious neck and shoulder pain, the extreme use of our phones is leading to various eye conditions such as blurred vision, eye strain, headaches and dry eyes as well as to a condition they like to call "tech neck." For those concerned with cosmetics and eye appearance constant squinting leads to wrinkles and under eye bags. New Bern, North Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. John Zannis explains that a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures that address under eye bags, drooping and sagging usually range from 5 - $10,000 with a recovery time of up to 2 weeks. He's also seen a rise in complaints about neck lines and wrinkling skin attributed to excessive cell phone use.

3. Ugly skin.
Are you constantly struggling with breakouts around your cheeks or chin? Instead of blaming hormones, junk food or a bad skincare routine consider looking at the device in your hand. "Our cellphones are filled with bacteria. We are continuously touching them with dirty hands, throwing them in our bags, stuffing them in our pockets or putting them on counter tops. Then without even thinking twice we put our phones right up to our ears where all of that bacterium from those dirty areas wreak havoc on our face," offers Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kaly Papantoniou.  She suggests frequently wiping the phone screen and using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to rid bacteria from building up.

4. Ugly Manners
We see people at restaurants who are more focused on snapping a pic of their meal than enjoying each other's company. Our persistent use of our cellphones can be affecting our relationships with the people and world around us. "When we focus more on our digital lives rather than the individuals we are with; we are not only giving off the impression that we do not care about what they have to say, we are also letting valuable and meaningful moments pass us by," explains Dr. Sanam Hafeez a New York City based neuropsychologist and teaching faculty at Columbia University. She suggests putting the phone down and even going cell free twice a week.

Give it a try and see how cutting down on your phone use can also cut down on the ugly.

About the doctors:
Dr. Richard J. Samperisi, DC, of Miami, Florida, is a New York Native who completed his Doctoral studies at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. His post-doctoral education focuses on functional medicine and clinical nutrition. 

Dr. John Zannis is a New Bern, North Carolina board-certified plastic surgeon and best selling author. A graduate of Stanford University and The University of Cincinnati Medical College, he received his formal training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Connect with him via twitter @JohnZannisMD or his website www.zannisplasticsurgery.com  

Dr. Kaleroy (Kally) Papantoniou is a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  She is also a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Health Center in New York City. Connect with Dr. Papantoniou via twitter @DrPapantoniou or her website www.DrPapantoniou.com

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher's College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or at www.comprehendthemind.com

Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Zennoa Core Care Story

Warmer feet, less pain in my feet, and greater energy

By John Fisher

I had been using Zennoa's Core Care for about two weeks, when something remarkable happened.

When I started to use the product, I stopped taking my regular vitamin package which contains its own omegas. I took the Core Care capsules faithfully - three a day, morning, noon, and night with my meals.

Before I started, I made a list of what I hoped the Core Care would do for me. I hoped to see the brown spots on my face diminish. I wanted more energy and greater focus. I hoped to see less pain in my knee and hands which have arthritis. I have pain and numbness in my feet and wanted to see that reduced. And finally I was hoping to see my fingernails harden and not split or break off as they seem to do.

I have seen some dramatic changes in these areas, but the most significant change was in one thing that I hadn't listed. I have for a half a dozen years or more had cold feet, even in the summer time. At night I wore socks to bed. After two weeks of taking the Core Care Omegas, I realized my feet were no longer cold and that I didn't have to wear socks to bed. I can only assume that my heart is working better and my circulation has improved. A side effect would be reduced pain in my feet and after a month my pain was almost gone. I can walk with comfort. I also believe I have greater energy and get less tired during the day.


The change to my feet temperature was dramatic and it was surprising.  I didn't expect this result. My wife also likes the fact that I no longer have cold feet. 

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How to Sleep Better

UC Riverside psychology professor offers free course online to improve sleeping patterns
“How to Sleep Better: And the Secret Power of Naps,” is a free course, online
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – Trying to aim for eight hours of sleep, but end up with only six?
We all know we need to sleep more, but somehow can’t find the time, or don’t know how. Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and chronic disease. It causes depression, anxiety, and stress, and impairs judgement.
Sara Mednick, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, and a sleep expert, wants to help you sleep better – and is doing so by offering a free online course.
“Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do. It can improve your health, lower your stress, make you more productive at work, and improve your relationships,” Mednick said. “In my course, I will help individuals understand how sleep works, and with an emphasis on the secret power of napping, I will help people develop practices for getting more and better sleep into their life.”
The course is available on “The Big Know – Life Reimagined,” a website dedicated to providing free courses to improve one’s lifestyle. “How to Sleep Better,” is broken into two units, with a total of eight lessons. Throughout the course, Mednick teaches the science of sleep and how you can sleep better – knowing that good sleep will improve all aspects of your life.
“How to Sleep Better,” course breakdown:
  • Unit one: “Getting Good at Sleep.” In this unit, Mednick teaches the science of sleep and explains exactly what happens in your mind and body as you go through the various stages of sleep. She also shares best practices for helping you get to sleep and to get a restful night’s sleep. Then she shares some of her exciting research on naps and all the benefits they can bring.
  • Lesson one: The Fatigue Epidemic
  • Lesson two: Sleep 101
  • Lesson three: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep (The Basics)
  • Lesson four: Take Back the Nap
  • Unit two: “The Secret Power of Naps.” In this unit, Mednick teaches how to be a strategic napper. She explains how timing and duration of naps can bring specific benefits to your life. She also helps create a sleep program ideal for your specific needs.
  • Lesson five: The Shadow Sleep Cycles
  • Lesson six: Strategic Napping
  • Lesson seven: Your Sleep Profile
  • Lesson eight: Ask Dr. Mednick

The course can be completed in less than an hour. Or, as Mednick will tell you, in less time than it takes to go through an entire sleep cycle.

RELATED LINKS
How to Sleep Better - free online course
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Buca di Beppo: Disappointing and Costly

By John Fisher

I'm in Indianapolis to attend a conference and, because I don't know the city, I looked online for ratings for downtown restaurants. Buca di Beppo, an Italian restaurant popped up with a rating of 3.7 and two ($$) symbols.  I decided to try it.

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
I walked into the restaurant through what appears to be the kitchen annex: steel counters on one side and a reception desk on the other. It was 6 o'clock Saturday evening. No waiting. I went right in and sat at table 33. I opened the menu. And wow, I was astonished. I wanted an inexpensive meal but it looked like the restaurant had nothing to offer me.

Across the top it read: Our dishes are served Family-Style. Buca Small® serves 2 to 3 and Buca Large® serves up to 5. Prices for the small meal for 2 to 3 were $22 to $30.

The server pointed out I could order from the lunch menu at half the price. And, because I didn't want a lot, I ordered antipasto salad and asked about soup.  "Sorry, we just ran out of soup."  "Then can I get some bread?" I asked. She offered three choices: regular, garlic, or mozzarella and garlic. I chose the latter.

While I waited, I looked at the decor. Walls were covered with pictures and other hangings.  The ceilings had posters of Italian wines. Not a space to spare. Across the room was a large picture of Frank Sinatra. Beside me were two boys playing ball next to a cross on what looked like a church wall. Two women stood by in another picture as a man gorged himself with spaghetti. Another picture show a large bottom as a woman leaned over to walk through a law door. Without conversation, at least I had something to entertain myself, while I waited for my salad.

The salad came out and with it a tray of 12 pieces of bread - a whole loaf. I started into the salad and then the server came by. "What is your name dear?" she asked. "I was just notified that a new pot of tomato basil soup was made. Do you want some?"

So soup was added to my dinner. It came in a cup. It was tasty. I added dry Parmesan cheese and then some more. I couldn't taste the Parmesan. I added the it to my salad, and it sopped up the oil and vinegar. Now my salad was dry.

As I sat eating, I started adding up the bill in my mind.  $9.99 for the salad. $2.99 or was it $3.99 for the soup. And the 12 pieces of bread. $4 would make me happy.  $5 would be all right.

I finished and pulled out my AMEX card. The server started a new table to my left - a family of six. Then, dropped by and filled my water glass. "Is there anything else?" "Just the bill and a container for the leftover bread," I said.

She came back with the bill. $23.95 total. The bread was $7.99.  My inexpensive meal of salad had skyrocketed into a bill of enormous size. I should have ordered a Buca Small® for the price I paid for soup and salad. I was tempted to not give a tip, but couldn't be that mean - even though I really felt she was not thinking of my interests when she put in that order. Rather than my usual 20%, I gave her $3. My total bill $26.95.

As I walked out the restaurant, I passed a man asking for handouts. I was tempted to give him my bread, but I thought he would be disappointed. too.





Buca di Beppo: Disappointed and Costly

By John Fisher

I'm in Indianapolis to attend a conference and, because I don't know the city, I looked on line for ratings for downtown restaurants. Buca di Beppo, an Italian restaurant popped up with a rating of 3.7 and two ($$) symbols.  I decided to try it.

I walked into the restaurant through what appears to be the kitchen annex: steel counters on one side and a reception desk on the other. It was 6 o'clock Saturday evening. No waiting. I went right in and sat at table 33. I opened the menu. And wow, I was astonished. I wanted an inexpensive meal but it looked like the restaurant had nothing to offer me.

Across the top it read: Our dishes are served Family-Style. Buca Small® serves 2 to 3 and Buca Large® serves up to 5. Prices for the small meal were $22 to $30.

The server pointed out I could order from the lunch menu at half the price. And, because I didn't want a lot, I ordered antipasto salad and asked about soup.  "Sorry, we just ran out of soup."  "Then can I get some bread?" I asked. She offered three choices: regular, garlic, or mozzarella and garlic. I chose the latter.

While I waited, I looked at the decor. Walls were covered with pictures and other hangings.  The ceilings had posters of Italian wines. Not a space to spare. Across the room was a large picture of Frank Sinatra. Beside me were two boys playing ball next to a cross on what looked like a church wall. Two women stood by in another picture as a man gorged himself with spaghetti. Another picture show a large bottom as a woman leaned over to walk through a law door. Without conversation, at least I had something to entertain myself, while I waited for my salad.

The salad came out and with it a tray of 12 pieces of bread - a whole loaf. I started into the salad and then the server came by. "What is your name dear?" she asked. "I was just notified that a new pot of tomato basil soup was made. Do you want some?"

So soup was added to my dinner. It came in a cup. It was tasty. I added dry Parmesan cheese and then some more. I couldn't taste the Parmesan. I added the it to my salad, and it sopped up the oil and vinegar. Now my salad was dry.

As I sat eating, I started adding up the bill in my mind.  $9.99 for the salad. $2.99 or was it $3.99 for the soup. And the 12 pieces of bread. $4 would make me happy.  $5 would be all right.

I finished and pulled out my AMEX card. The server started a new table to my left - a family of six. Then, dropped by and filled my water glass. "Is there anything else?" "Just the bill and a container for the leftover bread," I said.

She came back with the bill. $23.95 total. The bread was $7.99.  My inexpensive meal of salad had skyrocketed into a bill of enormous size. I should have ordered a Buca Small® for the price I paid for soup and salad. I was tempted to not give a tip, but couldn't be that mean - even though I really felt she was not thinking of my interests when she put in that order. Rather than my usual 20%, I gave her $3. My total bill $26.95.

As I walked out the restaurant, I passed a man asking for handouts. I was tempted to give him my bread, but I thought he would be disappointed. too.





Wednesday, October 05, 2016

6 stomach illnesses: How to tell if you need a doctor




Trust Your Gut…
6 Stomach Issues Not to Ignore
by Dr. Gina Sam 



We've all eaten or imbibed something that didn't agree with us, or caught a stomach bug that was settled with rest, over-the-counter aids and some chicken broth. While many times we can go it alone and solve a stomach ache ourselves, there are certainly times when it's necessary to see a doctor. Here are some symptoms of common abdominal conditions that indicate it's time to see the doctor.

Indigestion
Common symptoms include feeling full fast during a mean, a slicing pain, burning or tightness between your breastbone and navel or bloating. The tricky thing with indigestion is that it can be triggered by something else that is worse. Persistent indigestion may be a side effect of a medication, caused by smoking, thyroid disease, ulcers, infection, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). "If you rarely have indigestion and feel funny or discomfort after a spicy meal that may go away on its own. However, if indigestion is a daily occurrence for more than 2 weeks and is coupled with trouble swallowing, fatigue or weakness, then absolutely see your doctor to be sure it isn't due to something more serious," advises Dr. Sam.

Lactose Intolerance
When the small intestine fails to produce enough lactase, an enzyme that digests milk sugar (lactose) food reaches the colon before it has been processed and absorbed. Undigested lactose interacts with normal bacteria in the colon leading to diarrhea, nausea, bloating, cramping, gas and sometimes even vomiting. These symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to two hours after consuming foods or drinks with lactose. Dr. Sam explains that the challenge with lactose intolerance is that it often leads to calcium deficiency so it's always a good idea to see your doctor to create a plan that explores which foods trigger discomfort and which are still okay.

Kidney Stones
According to Dr. Sam, "kidney stones don't cause symptoms until they pass on from the kidney toward your bladder. That's when there may be cloudy or foul smelling urine that can appear brown or pink. There may also be a frequent need to urinate but the ability to urinate small amounts. Nausea and vomiting along with fever and chills are also symptoms. Usually when lower back pain is so severe sleeping and even sitting is difficult the patient seeks medical attention." She adds, "When you have kidney stones you just know something isn't right, yet sometimes it takes people longer to see several symptoms before they seek medical attention."
Appendicitis
While it's more common to people ages 10-20, it can strike at any age. Typical symptom are pain specifically in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen however, half of those with appendicitis have pain elsewhere. Also not everyone has his or her appendix in the same place making the pain site vary. "This is why it is important to monitor symptoms closely. Many of the symptoms are similar to ones associated with other conditions such as kidney stone, Crohn's disease; even ectopic pregnancy," offers Dr. Sam. She further explains that the patient can expect several tests (blood, urine, MRI, CT or ultrasound) to confirm diagnoses. Some doctors don't want to risk waiting for test results and based on how the patient describes his or her own symptoms may opt to surgically remove the appendix.

Gallstones
Gallstones are stones that form in the gallbladder, a tiny sac that hangs out under the liver, disgorging bile as needed to digest fats. These stones cause swelling and can block the duct into the intestine, resulting in pain. Gallstone pain tends to strike the right side of the upper abdomen, particularly after fatty meals. Such meals trigger the gallbladder to contract. "If the gallbladder is inflamed, any contraction of that nature will be amplified and typically will cause pain to the patient," says Dr. Sam

Medication side effects
"No drug is without side effects and sometimes that includes abdominal pain. 
Oral bisphosphonates, a popular class of drugs that helps preserve bone density and prevent osteoporosis, can cause swelling—and therefore pain—in the lower esophagus,", says Dr. Sam. 
Pain medications known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin can also cause swelling in the stomach lining and may even lead to ulcers.
Rule of thumb is to trust the gut. When something feels more serious, it usually is. Some stomach issues can either be symptoms of other more serious issues or if left unaddressed, can escalate into something worse. "Whenever you're feeling prolonged discomfort and sharp pain it's worth seeing your doctor," advises Dr. Sam.

About the author:
Dr. Gina Sam, MD/MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She is the Director of the Mount Sinai Gastrointestinal Motility Center specializing in achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux, functional disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, and anorectal disorders including pelvic floor dyssnergia and fecal incontinence.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Health Benefits of Zennoa's Core Care - Omegas 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9

By John Fisher

I've been using Zennoa's Core Care for about three weeks.  It's described as an optimal blend of Omegas 3,5, 6, 7, and 9.  It claims to benefit the heart, brain, joints, and skin.

When I started to use the product, I stopped taking my regular vitamin package which contains its own omegas. I took the Core Care capsules faithfully - three a day, morning, noon, and night with my meals.

Before I started, I made a list of what I hoped the Core Care would do for me. I hoped to see the brown spots on my face diminish. I wanted more energy and greater focus. I hoped to see less pain in my knee and hands which have arthritis. I have neuropathy in my feet and wanted to see that reduced. And finally I was hoping to see my fingernails harden and not split or break off as they seem to do.

I haven't seen any dramatic changes in these areas, but I have seen significant change in one thing that I hadn't listed. I have for a half a dozen years or more had cold feet, even in the summer time. At night I wore socks to bed. After two weeks of taking the Core Care Omegas, I realized my feet were no longer cold and that I didn't have to wear socks to bed. I can only assume that my heart is working better and my circulation has improved. A side effect would be reduced neuropathy in my feet.  (After a month my neuropathy was almost gone. I can walk with comfort.) The change to my feet temperature was dramatic and it was surprising.  I didn't expect this result.

Zennoa is led by Kim Asay and John Wadsworth, both former Morinda or Tahitian Noni Executives. Zennoa started in July this year. At that time my wife became a pioneer member, partly because of her great respect for Kim and John. In addition, she found the compensation plan is exceptional - better than any other she has seen.



Finding Core Care was almost serendipitous for Asay and Wadsworth, They were introduced to the Omega product by food scientists Steve Hatchett and Scott Forsberg. It's a unique blend of five Omegas 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9, which hasn't been done before. They are balanced in such a way that they enhance each other and through this symbiosis provide greater benefits.

In the book, "In Defense of Food,' journalist Michael Pollan writes about the unique relationship of Omegas 3 and 6. When they are in perfect balance, they help each other, but too much Omega 6 will block and prevent the Omega 3s from working and cause inflammation. Core Care provides that perfect balance.

Omegas are essential to cellular growth, but the body doesn't manufacture these nutrients on its own. Omegas come either from food or in supplements.  Because of soil depletion and poor food growing practices, the amount of omegas in food is less than what it used to be.  Thus, most of the benefit we get from omegas comes through supplements, like Zennoa's Core Care.



Cellular health assures we are getting the most from our bodies. Omegas are fatty acids. The human body needs them for many functions, from building healthy cells to maintaining brain and nerve function.There’s growing evidence that omegas help lower the risk of heart disease. Some studies also suggest these fatty acids may also protect against type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related brain decline.

Cell membrane is made up of fatty acids. Every living cell needs omegas to function properly. They make cell walls more pliable so that toxins are expelled and good nutrients pass into the cells. Omega-3s come primarily from fatty fish such as cod, salmon, mackerel, and tuna, as well as from walnuts and flax seed in lesser amounts.

Forsberg and Hatchett described how they have gone all over the world to find the best ingredients for Core Care.  They found the best sources of cod oil come from Norway because of the pristine waters where the fish are caught. Norwegians have known the benefits of cod oil for centuries. Vikings began using cod oil as far back as 1000 AD. In England doctors began recommending its use in 1645. Cod oil is a premium source for Omega 3. It can be traced back to the fishing vessels that catch the cod.

Omega 7 comes from the sea buckthorn berry found in India’s Himalayan Valleys. This is the best source for Omega 7s in the world, according to the food scientists.  Sea buckthorn is an herb that is used for treating arthritis, gastro-intestinal ulcers, gout, and skin rashes. It is a source of vitamins, antioxidants, protein building blocks (amino acids), fatty acids and minerals. It improves blood pressure and lowers cholesterol, preventing and controlling blood vessel diseases, and boosting immunity. Sea buckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight, and slowing the aging process. A small amount of sea buckthorn berry has 10 times the amount of vitamin C,  eight times more vitamin A than almonds, and three times vitamin A than carrots.  

Omega 5 comes from pomegranate seeds found in Israel. It has natural anti-oxidants that support healthy digestive tract, proper brain function and joint health.  

Cranberry seed oil is used in Core Care because it has a unique balance of 3, 6 and 9.  It supports skin health, reproductive health and healthy cholesterol.

Mango-steen and noni are other ingredients in the Core Care. Combined in its unique formula, it supports brain and eye health, healthy skin and heart each at a cellular level. Core Care provides the correct balance of Omegas 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9. 

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Monday, September 12, 2016

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2.6 Million Seniors are Victims – Are you protecting your parents from identity thieves?



While anyone can be a victim of identity theft, seniors may be at even more of a risk then the general population. According to the Department of Justice, the number of elderly victims of identity theft increased from 2.1 million in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2014. This increase is likely due to the fact that seniors often live alone and crave companionship, and also have fading memories, which makes them easy pray for identity thieves who take advantage of their loneliness and vulnerability.

What’s more is that identity theft in seniors can be truly tragic as bank accounts are drained and retirement funds vanish, leaving these seniors without any resources in their golden years.  Protecting our aging parents can be simple if you know where to start. Here are five ways to keep them, and their nest eggs, safe.

1.       Give the gift of a shredder – It may not be much of a sentimental gesture, but a small cross-cut shredder can really go a long way to protect your aging parents. With thieves dumpster diving for personal information, shredders can be used to destroy unneeded personal documents, receipts, pre-approved credit offers, unused or old checks and any other items that include personal information about your parent(s) or their accounts.

2.       Protect their mail – Leaving outgoing mail in the mailbox for the postman is never a good idea. Thieves can quite easily snatch mail waiting to be picked up, including letters that include checks or other personal information – and since your parent is expecting them to disappear, they’ll never be the wiser. Encourage your parents to take their outgoing letters to the post office, and to purchase a mailbox with a lock for added protection.

3.       Monitor their accounts – Your parents are likely not as computer savvy as you are. Help them to monitor accounts as well as their credit information online. You can even set up credit monitoring and bank alerts to make this a seamless process for you both. Products such as Experian CreditWorks is a great option for people looking for comprehensive credit monitoring.

4.       Educate them about identity thieves – Remind your parents that thieves take many forms, and how detrimental losing their personal information can be. They should never give out personally identifiable information like a social security number or bank account number over the phone, and remind them a legitimate business would never ask for this type of information.

To learn more about identity theft and how identity protection services can help your parents, visit www.Experian.com