Many of us may see our oral health as a part of our Diabetes health and management. For some of us the Dental visit is only for dentures, implants or when that tooth hurts. Yet, more and more research is showing that the health of our mouth can be an indicator of other health issues like Diabetes.
I know I have a lot of links to articles in this one post. However, I encourage you to grab a cup of of your best low sugar beverage, relax and read all of them. As Baby Boomers we must do all we can to keep vital, healthy and purposeful. There is just too much for us to do. Don’t you agree?
I posted earlier a video on maple glazed acorn squash and today I am putting a video up on stuffed acorn squash. What is so cool is I started thinking about variations. For example you could do soy cheese on the top if you don’t do the cheese. Or substitute other types of sausage meat.
Squash is in season! Since I am made a decision to cook more exciting dishes I am going to include some interesting recipes on this site that I may try. Now if you have some you want to contribute please do.
“It’s all about movement and learning to walk 10.000 steps at a time” That is an engaging quote from a new book by Mike Schatzki, called “The Great Fat Fraud-Why the Obesity Epidemic isn’t how to be totally healthy without losing weight AND if you Should Lose Some Pounds how to keep them from finding you again.
Mike’s book is based on the research of an analytic research prone mind and written in the style of a creative teacher who is gifted enough to make the common person understand physics. The chapter headings make you want to read the contents. Thirty short easy to read chapters are tucked under seven sections plus three appendices that include body index charts, a treadmill protocol and how to correctly use your pedometer.
The sections include:
How to Be Totally Healthy without Losing a Pound
Pound-Losing Them, Making Sure They Don’t Find You Again
Getting from Here to 10,000
Everything Else the Weight Loss Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
How the Weight Loss Industry Tricked Us Into Believing tha Fat is a Disease and What We Can Do About It
Putting It All Together
Endnotes and More Detail on the Science Underlying This Book
Check this book out even if you already disagree with some of the section headings you will not be bored or regret the time spent. PLUS it just might help. Now, let me get to bed a little earlier tonight so I can start making more steps in the morning. And trust me I am counting the steps to the bath and bedroom.
If you have been thinking about using Pinterest for fun or business here is a short video report on this new and famous social networking site. Note that if you are using it for business the interesting demographics of who is using the site. View the video and tell me what you think.
Since my mom’s recent death I am still convinced that families and religious organizations need to develop more systems for support. One of the systems needed is education and enhanced visitation of the elderly when they are in the hospital. We are often concerned, as we should be, about correcting the chronic or critical health condition. But other stuff can also happen like confusion and decline in the mental status of our loved one that MAY NOT be dementia.
I saw this happen many times with my mom. One night when I was not at her bedside, she took her IV out and thank goodness a visitor to her roommate alerted the staff. When I arrived all the blood was already cleaned up and she was telling me about it in a state of shock.
I know we cannot be with our loved ones all the time. But if only a respite system was in place in all our families to rotate sitting with our loved ones to keep them focused and notice changes that we need to advocate for medical intervention-that would help a lot.
Here are two articles I want to share with you on delirium in the hospital.
Malcolm Lambert is 80 years old and a double amputee yet he has decided to live his life full of purpose and passion. He skydives for justice and is an active human rights advocate. Take three (3) minutes to listen to his incredible story which highlights his mission in life despite his physical challenges.
The African American Heritage Committee is presenting a series of dynamic lectures during Black History Month. The theme this month is Impact of the Economy on Healthcare in African-American Communities.