Monday, April 27, 2015

W is For

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

    W is For.......Forget it. No way!!!!!
I can't go there. You'd never believe me anyway.

I'll just wish you a Super Happy W-Day.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is For Vitamins

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

When I was on the
Gerson diet a few
years ago, I
began giving myself
Vitamin B12 shots
daily, I noticed
an improvement

in my mental clarity.  Humans get most of their
vitamin B12 from animal products and since I
eat very little meat, my body greatly benefits
from the vitamin B12 shots.

40 % of the eldery seem to be deficient in B12.
Symptoms of a B12 deficiency are low energy,
fatigue, poor memory or auto immune diseases,
and thyroid problems.

We may actually get enough B12 but are not
digesting what we eat. Here I go again, always
reverting to digestion but see how the lack of
probiotics and enzymes and not chewing enough
affects your whole body. It's all connected and
that is why it's called holistic.

Do yourself a favor and ferment a jar of that
yummy, crunchy home-made sauerkraut.  The
commercial stuff is always soggy but you can
find that crunch in your home-made.

Friday, April 24, 2015

U us For Underwear

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

One thing I've noticed
about aging..............
no more cute little
undies. It's not
that there's any law
against wearing
scanty panties but
the utilitarian ones
just feel more comfortable. Nor do I mean we have
to send away to the Vermont Country store for the
old granny bloomers that come to the knees. lol

It's just "good-by" thongs and bikinis and "hello"
panties that at least come up to our natural waist.
It's really just "hello" comfort.

Stop dreaming. No one's looking at your bum
anymore, anyway. hahaha

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is For Trampoline

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

Jumping on a trampoline
(also called a rebounder)
is the secret to keeping
your cells free of debris.
With every jump, all
the cells are being
squeezed and it
eliminates stagnation.
A person absolutely has
to get this pumping action in order to make the lymph
fluid move around.

If the elderly lose their balance on a trampoline, there
is a bar for sale that attaches to the side and gives
one stability. I'm not to that point yet, but it's good
to know it's on the market for when the time comes
that I'll need it.

You really do get more bang for your buck on the
trampoline and your lymphatic system will thank you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is For Sourdough

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

In spite of the fact
that I am a nutcase
in the belief that proper
food heals the body, I've
been guilty of periodically
following the hedonistic

During WW2, when women hung up their aprons and said,
"Good -by" to the kitchen, family health took a downward
plunge.  Enter allopathic medicine with it's chemicals and
drugs, trying to make up for the loss of medicinal
benefits that the stay at home mom had previously provided.

Let's take one food item....sourdough bread."

Baking sourdough bread takes time, often several days. One
medium slice of homemade sourdough bread will provide a
high % of daily requirements for selenium, thiamine, folate
and manganese.

This daily bread relates directy to avoiding age-related ills
as eye, hearing and heart problems.  Further breaking it
 down, it aids in resistence to arthritis, osteoporosis, heart
disease and cancer.  I was a stay at home mom and bread
making was my spiritual ritual, as was my grandmothers.

Kids leaving home, I  dropped the sourdough habit.  Big
mistake. Now a sourdough starter happily bubbles away
in my kitchen again and I think of how much more healthy
I would be if I had never ever stopped it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is For Reishi

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

The Taoists consider
Reishi mushroom to
be an "elixir" of
immortality.  It is
preceeded, at least
by 2 thousand years,
by it's radiant health
and superior anti-aging
properties. How's that for starters?

Reishi is also held in high esteem for it's ability to
fine-tune the immune system to give us protection
against viruses, parasites, bacteria, chemicals, and mold.
It also rates  high for an anti-stress herb. Another plus is
that it counter-balances coffee, chocolate, yerba mate
and green tea. It is also one of the safest herbs and is
 I love the medicinal mushrooms and this one is the
one to use if you are just beginning your Longevity
quest. Power..... always look for the power.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is For Qigong

My theme for the
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity

I became acquainted
with Qigong during my
early years in Florida.
Twice a week, I would
make the drive to
Orlando and study
Qigong, massage and
swords with a Dr. from
Vietnam, who wasn't recognized as a medical doctor in
the US.

What a beautiful learning experience, as we gathered
together in the early morning sunrise and performed
our flowing movements.

Qigong is a grounding experience as we work with the
natural energies of the earth and one's own body.  I
remember how my arms shook at first, as I began sword
work but eventually I became steady, without a
waver and I still retain some of that.  Now my Bliss
Work is connecting with the Qigong and I'm amazed
at how steady this practice has made me.

Steady......that is one thing that is appreciated as we
advance in age.