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Comment by James F. Burgos on January 16, 2011 at 10:35am
Talking about what we consume, let's take common items we all eat or drink.  BREAD.  Remember when we were kids ?  Your parents would buy a loaf and if it wasn't all eaten in two days, it turned into a brick.  Todays bread ?  How about well over a week.  MILK ( I know, some say as adults we shouldn't drink it )  Todays milk is so full of growth hormones that todays little girls are growing RACKS at 11 years old !  Which stems from : Cows.  Cows so crammed with antibiotics and growth hormones that is MUST have direct effects on those who consume it. ( as above )   Damned it you do and damned it you don't.  The perfect food ?  I vote for Bier ! GERMAN BEIR !  100% natural, not the " stuff "  that domestic brewers produce. 
Comment by Wayne Dixon on January 15, 2011 at 7:24pm
I had a piece written and the computer dumped it,  I am only on the pills but my count in the morning is running 75 to about110.  Looking good at the present, I don't have anyway to exercise in this wheel chair my spinal core freak accident did me in , but it ain't about to beat me. can't type any more but this one finger on the key board gets a work out.
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on January 15, 2011 at 5:29pm
You are right Wayne. I have Diabetes, and it is a hard job. I was on the pill and it did not work eny more. I have had it for about 40 years. The Dr. put me on insulain last week and it is working. Now we have to get the amount adjusted.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on January 15, 2011 at 5:16pm

We have to watch what we eat now. They said I have sugar diabetes, I have to watch how my blood count goes.  Have to do away with the goodies now days.  Since I changed diet and cut down on the sweets I have lost 35 lbs, feels good.  Watch what you partake, we'll all live longers.  Bless us all, the man above will take care of us.

Comment by Jeffrey C Havens on January 15, 2011 at 4:08pm
Great advice Michael,I believe everything we need to survive is right here in nature .We just have to find it and use it.Remember,everything we put in our system will evetually go through our livers,they can only handle so much.Good luck again James
Comment by Michael Asahina on January 15, 2011 at 1:56pm

On the Omega 800#, the 8006is the latest model. Not recommending these only suggesting that if I were to buy one today, that is the one I'd buy.  Lots of makers out there.

Comment by Michael Asahina on January 15, 2011 at 1:52pm

James, Blender is pulpy, canned that years ago. Got a juicer, a twin-screw.

Been thinking that maybe a single auger is just as good and easier to clean. They all seem to be made in Korea.  Here is a Vid of one that seems to be reviewed well. 

Juicer is the way to go single auger or twin screw (centrifugal force kind, not as good, Challenger not as good).  I think my twin screw will probably outlive me, so I don't know if I'll ever get a single auger.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on January 15, 2011 at 1:10pm
James,for high cholesterol I take RED YEAST RICE. Some old Chineese thing.My DR. told me to take it .
Comment by Michael Asahina on January 15, 2011 at 12:42pm

Last thing for the day, KEEP THE STRESS LEVEL DOWN.

Figure out how to get good rest, everyday.

Comment by Michael Asahina on January 15, 2011 at 12:41pm
@Harry, yeah the old buddy system.

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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