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Did You Know – 10/16/2017

1. These new developments in the aid of hearing – a.) a new device that will be powered by our phones called “Earlens”
“Earlens” uses a laserlike light signals to stimulate the eardrum directly and offers broad frequency fr those who haven’t had success with traditional hearing aids.
b.) Treatments to prevent “hidden Hear loss” a newly discovered condition in which people can pass a hearing test but don’t hear well in noisy environments.
c.) In five to ten years from now they are getting much closer to regenerating hearing with gene therapy. Using a harmless virus, they can deliver a gene to the inner ear in mice and guinea pigs and stimulate the hair cells to regrow and regenerate hearing. They are also testing the delivery of nerve growth factors to reconnect the inner ear cells to the synapse, which could reverse hearing loss
Source – Bradly Welling, MD chief of Otolaryngology Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Massachusetts General Hospital

 

2. That the Human body is 70% – 75% water. Some studies show 70% of pre school children drink no water at all during the day.  Some have a diminished thirst mechanism and mistake it for hunger, feeding their thirst with food.

Here is a chart of the recommended consumption of water according to your weight.


Source: Health and Wellness

3. Reasearch shows that the more grateful you are, the less anxious you tend to be.

Make a conscious effort to intentionally focus on things you are grateful or by writing them down – and the more specific you can be the better.
A pressure point for easing anxiety is Pericardium 6 – which is in the middle of the inside forearm, two and a half fingers with away from the wrist. Gently press and knead the area for two minutes, take some nice deep breaths and feel a sense of calm wash over you.
Source – Charmaine, Yabsley – Nature and Health magazine

4. It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
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5. Your body is younger than you. No matter how old you are most of your body is less than 10 years old, because your cells are always recycling themselves. The epidermis recycles every 2-4 weeks, red blood cells are replaced every 4 months and your skeleton turns over every 10 years

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Poem Friday – Life Is Good I am Blessed, the Best it Can Be

Life is Good Its the best It can Be
Author: Lesley Voth

I have to say in a grateful way
In the past two weeks or more I have had a wonderful stay

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First of all at the beginning of march was my sons wedding
A few days later off to USA, Actually to Houston Texas they were heading

From all accounts they had a great time felt so much at ease
Thank you Dave and my friends for giving them some lifetime memories

For me well I headed off To Queanbeyan, near Canberra on my bike
A good 8 1/2 hours ride so it was quite the hike

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Franny’s Birthday I had to be there
To miss that I would not dare

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Plenty of Bollinger, yep we drank most of the night
Had to celebrate the girls party with the best right?

After the party a couple of days later
Headed off to Bermagui with the Pugs, what could be greater

Well ‘Sugar’ not into this travel thing as she griped most of the way
The two boys Ziggie and Gus for them asleep in the back, was such a relaxing day

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Three lovable pugs so cute they are the best
They ran themselves ragged, once they got home they had to rest

Donna and I we swam each day and to the beach we walked
Great time together also ate, drank, slept and talked

Caught a few fish which we cooked on the BBQ
It was so enjoyable but time flew

Franny arrived a couple of days before the end
We did a few chores around the place, productive time we did spend

Well back to Canberra we all took off Sunday
Monday packed my bike, headed off Tuesday sad but the end of my stay

Another 8 1/2 ride and so really pleasant warm and still
The temperatures fantastic, Had to watch out for Roos and wombats, a lot of road kill

I am so pleased I came back on that day
Cause the temperatures fell like big time would have been uncomfortable in a big way

There is nothing worse like riding in the freezing cold
But riding in warm weather is a feeling to great to behold

Well here I am back in Queenscliffe, what a great place
A little chilly, good coffee and for a couple of weeks this is my base

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Yep March was a busy time for me
But I had a great time from the Pictures you see

 

Life is good I am blessed, the best it can be

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ZZZZZZZZZZ – Yes Please

This is an article I read, about herbs that will assist you in having a good night sleep. If you suffer from insomnia like I do at times, you are grateful for any information that will help you with this condition. The first herb she writes about (Zizyphus) sounds interesting so will be off to Whole-foods tomorrow to see if I can find it. The reason I like it is that it is nourishing your body at the same time. I don’t have all those symptoms but I do find it hard to quieten the mind and fall asleep. Another thing that I am always afraid of is becoming to reliant on a sleeping aid. As usual I like to be in control.

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The sleepytime herbs
by Toni Green, ND 02 Jun 2014

Insomnia can be a real nightmare as the clock ticks on and you’re awake to notice. Thankfully, herbs can help.

Zizyphus (Zizyphus spinosa)

Long used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for its mild sedative action; from a TCM perspective, zizyphus nourishes the heart and calms the spirit, thus assisting with palpitations, irritability, dream-disturbed sleep, night sweats, or shallow, wakeful sleep. An International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy, and Toxicology study showed that it improved mood and decreased nervous symptoms, while one in Clinical Therapeutics showed a significant improvement in sleep quality.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Traditionally used for treating nervous unrest, stress and anxiety, as well as insomnia, this herb contains several therapeutic constituents which may account for its sedative activity. According to a double-blind study in the European Journal of Medical Research, a group receiving 600mg of valerian extract showed comparable results to a group receiving 10mg of Serax, a pharmaceutical insomnia drug. Even better, those taking valerian had far fewer side effects.

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

An important herb for insomnia caused by overwork, mental worry, or nervous exhaustion, it is wonderful for people who tend to wake frequently, and is excellent for children. Passionflower has also been traditionally used as an antispasmodic for treating neuralgia, seizures, hysteria, nervous tachycardia, and asthma. According to a Natura Medica study, a passionflower and valerian combination resulted in significant improvement in insomnia in 82 percent of patients, after just three weeks of treatment.

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

This is a gentle strengthening tonic for the nervous system. A few drops of lavender oil added to a bath before bed time is recommended for all types of sleep disorders. The oil may also be used in a compress, or simply inhaled. A Lancet study found that people suffering from insomnia and depression had beneficial results with lavender. Lavender is also available as a tincture for internal use.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

According to a Journal of Medical Research study, this herb effectively reduced both anxiety and insomnia by creating a marked increase in alpha brainwave activity, which is associated with relaxation. It also increased the brainwave activity associated with attention, suggesting that it helped subjects cope with psychological and emotional stress. In another clinical trial, participants were given lemon balm for 15 days; at the end of the trial period, they reported a 72 percent reduction in anxiety, and a 39 percent decrease in insomnia.

D-I-Y with Toni: Nighty-night balm

40ml olive oil
10g beeswax
1 vitamin E capsule
20 drops lavender oil
10 drops lemon balm oil
10 drops chamomile oil
10 drops marjoram oil
Melt oil and wax together over low heat. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add contents of capsule and oils. Stir thoroughly. Pour into glass jars. Label and cap when cold. To use: Rub a small amount into temples before bed.

SOURCE; Toni Green is a Newcastle-based naturopath, herbalist, and iridologist. www.naturalhealthsolutions.net.au

The Night-night balm would make a great gift to any friend you know that has a problem with sleeping. Mind you some of those oils are not cheap to buy but if they work its worth it.

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My Fav Facebook Picture – A Powerful Picture

I found this picture very powerful and In my opinion we need to realize these boys and girls need a lot more support than they are getting from their country when they come home. Again in my opinion we do not need to send these boys or girls to any more worn torn countries, their problems will never be solved by us as it all stems from Biblical times that will continue for centuries.
We need our soldiers home to protect our country not anyone else’s – Just sayin.
I am sure that all of us with children feel his sadness and pain.

 

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From Facebook

A friend of a friend, posted this picture of a military dad waiting to board his flight, trying to say goodbye to his newborn daughter. Made me hug my kids a little longer, and made me fill with gratitude for the incredible sacrifices our military members make.
Hit “like” if you are also grateful for all they do for our freedom! — with Daniel Joe Sam.


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Happens But Once A Year

Happens But Once a Year
Author Lesley Voth

Thanks giving day is over
Great food, feel like a cow in clover

A few more pounds added on
The result from my gym work – gone

I so enjoyed tucking in and pigging out
Turkey, potatoes, desert, stuck to the thighs no doubt

It happens just but once a year
Feels good to be grateful, and to drink a little cheer

Yes back to the gym this morning I went
Bit sluggish, Not much effort, pretty much a non event

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Quote » Be Grateful

“I wake up curious every day and every day I’m surprised by something. And if I can just recognize that surprise every day and say, “Oh, that’s a new thing, that’s a new gift that I got today that I didn’t even know about yesterday,” it keeps me going. It keeps me more than going. It keeps me enthusiastic and grateful.”

–Michael J. Fox

Be grateful for your child

Be grateful for your computer and that it is so comfortable for your kitten

Pictures.

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