Category Archives: Health

Don’t let your doctor or the Family Dollar kill you!

I used to go to the Family Dollar to buy food for my friend Big John when he ran out of milk or whatever.  Since Big John died last year I haven’t been in a Family Dollar, but I suppose they still sell the same “food” — it’s not really food, but a lot of people eat it.

My friend Leo had entire (unplugged) refrigerators full of canned and wrapped dollar store “food” and it’s a miracle he lived as long as he did.

One time I was looking for Ricola in Meadview and the Family Dollar had a package that looked just like Ricola, same color, writing, etc., but it was the Family Dollar brand and the ingredients were DISGUSTING.  Fortunately Gas n Grub had the real Ricola — made in Switzerland and crap free.  No GMOs and no corn syrup.

So I was happy to see this little video on the importance of “real” food:

Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients

And be especially careful with NEW medications as they are much more likely to hurt you:

http://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/new-prescription-drugs-major-health-risk-few-offsetting-advantages

… Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths; so together, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year. The FDA does not acknowledge these facts and instead gathers a small fraction of the cases. .. [emphasis added]

Choose your poison wisely!
At least 90% of people on drugs wouldn’t need drugs if they ate REAL food.

U.S. Life Expectancy Declines

The Kingman farmers market sells GMO and glyphosate laden corn without any disclosure.  Feed people lots of toxic high fructose corn syrup (in almost all non organic processed food) and many will die off shortly after retirement.  The people in charge are geniuses.

Trump will likely support the ever increasing use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and production of CHEAP food so that workers don’t have to be paid a living wage.

Trump wants to scrap health care for workers as well as retirees.

The life expectancy of Americans will likely continue to decline.

From U.S. Life Expectancy Declines : Shots – Health News : NPR:

… Most notably, the overall death rate for Americans increased because mortality from heart disease and stroke increased after declining for years. Deaths were also up from Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease and diabetes. More Americans also died from unintentional injuries and suicide. In all, the decline was driven by increases in deaths from eight of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. …

It’s really sad to see so many of my friends and neighbors die in their 60s because their healthcare sucks and they eat supermarket food that slowly kills them.  And most don’t have a clue because they think the government ensures the safety of our food.   The Family Dollar and its “food” will definitely contribute to many more untimely deaths in Meadview.

And the rich get richer …

Swimming in the Colorado at Pierce Ferry

We had SO much fun yesterday!   It was the perfect late afternoon to head to the Colorado for some swimming and just clowning around.    Here’s a short video:

Even I swam, although only for a few seconds after I accidentally walked off the sandbank into deep water.   I saved my beer!

It wasn’t too hot, no crowd to battle (why am I even posting this????) — we felt like we owned the Colorado.

No toxic algae scum as at South Cove, the water was cooler, it was so perfect.  Except for that one giant horsefly that kept attacking us.   I wish the park service would get those cows out.

It also would be a good idea for the NPS to run a rope or two across the river downstream from the beaches so that swimmers don’t end up in the rapids.  How much can that cost?

And why are “personal watercraft” prohibited?   Is an air mattress a personal watercraft?

Now that Lake Mead is turning into toxic algae scum I really don’t want to swim in it anymore.

SWIMMING ADVISORY ISSUED AT LAKES MEAD, MOHAVE

Dogs often DRINK the toxic water and therefore are more likely to get seriously ill and even die.

Blue-green algae blooms: How toxic waters affect pets

Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters

… She was the 18th dog in Minnesota to have died from suspected blue-green algae poisoning since the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency started tracking the issue a little more than a decade ago. …

The article goes into great length describing various possible causes for blue-green algae in MN lakes such as nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from farming.  I have found nothing about possible causes for the algae in Lake Mead and can only assume that it has to do with the lower lake level and warming of the water.

Since Mohave County couldn’t possibly CARE LESS about water quality in our lakes there is no tracking and in fact, residents and tourists have no idea that algae can be so toxic.   I have never seen a warning sign at the lake or read about it anywhere.  Just searched the Kingman Miner and I found nothing.

Draining Lake Powell is the only option I see to reduce the algae:

Lake Mead officials are fending off a water war — IGNORE Lake Powell

Obviously, I’d keep kids out of Lake Mead too.

Prostate cancer and how NOT to diagnose and treat it

Dr. Mercola’s excellent article: How to Survive Prostate Cancer Without Surgery, Drugs, or Radiation The article summary: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. In the US, about 230,000 men get diagnosed every year but only about 27,000 die each year from the disease. What we don’t know is how many of thoseContinue Reading

Sakura Sushi & Grill review and why I’ll skip the meat at restaurants from now on

I really like to eat meat, but it’s beginning to look like I just have to become mostly vegetarian.   Fortunately we can get free ranged “good” eggs from neighbors and by summer we hope to have our own chickens. Chicken Poop: Thanks to the FDA, it’s What’s for Dinner …. One thing we can visualize,Continue Reading

Video: Chicken McNuggets contain strange fibers

I’m guessing it’s been 30 years since I’ve eaten at McDonald’s and I sure am glad for it! LMCA is currently having a fundraiser for a microscope because we’re growing organic with state of the art aerated compost tea (multiplying the beneficial microbes in compost) and we want to see what’s in our brew. AContinue Reading

Boost your immune system with fermented veggies

Dr. Mercola describes the importance of you keeping the digestive tract in top shape: … Your stomach generally becomes less acidic as you age, particularly after age 70. In his study, Orla-Jensen compared the gut bacteria of young people with that of healthy seniors, as well as with seniors suffering from dementia. He found thatContinue Reading

Chinese polluted “fake” honey in supermarkets

According to Seventy-five percent of honey bought at the supermarket isn’t real honey much of the supermarket honey has all pollen filtered out to conceal the identity of the honey and that’s likely due to the Chinese origin of the honey. Richard Adee, who produces 7 million pounds of honey each year from multiple states,Continue Reading

Why NOT to get flu shots

I’ve never taken a flu shot and I never will.   It’s a giant ruse, nothing but a way for pharmaceuticals to make BILLIONS. Dr. Mercola’s detailed description of the INEFFECTIVENESS and DANGERS of flu shots: First Genetically Engineered Flu Vaccine Now on the Market Some excellent advice from the article: How to Protect Yourself DuringContinue ReadingContinue Reading