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{February 20, 2010}   Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Getting enough sleep is really important. According to Roth, a sleep researcher, “Most of us need eight hours of sound sleep to function at our best.” We all need enough sleep but especially stage 4 delta sleep.

I know I love my sleep and when I have a bad night I drag throughout the next day.

Some people don’t sleep because they have insomnia, they have to get up to go to the bathroom, they have sleep apnea, some have hypothryoidism, some grind their teeth, some can’t fall asleep after being physically active from walking or exercising before hand.

If we don’t get enough sleep, we get growth hormone deficiencies. Then there’s muscle pain, weight gain, and degeneration of our musules that need to relax. Some people may feel fatigued, have aching muscles, and even have brain fog.

Some folks need to take melatonin,  sleeping pills,  over the counter drugs, others take magnesium and calcium, some take 5-HTP to stimulate the serotonin, others take herbs, some folks take antidepressents, then there’s muscle relaxants, and even hypnotic drugs. 

 I even read that low B12 and CQ10 can be a cause.  Even NADH and DHEA can be a cause of not sleeping.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ I’m tired. Good night.


{February 17, 2010}   The Ultimate PH Solution

A great book (The Ultimate PH Solution) about balancing your body chemistry to prevent disease and lose weight is written by Michelle Schoffro Cook, DNM, AAc.

I can tell you that many cancer patients have high PH levels from actually doing urine testing.  Whether it is the acid tissues in their body from diet or from all the drugs one takes, I do not know.  We need to have a normal body, alkalizing is better for health, so that you can prevent disease.

 This particular book tells what foods you should eat and not eat for various body chemistry types.  It has receipes too.

The truth of the matter is that our bodies are full of chemistry, and if we think about our chemistry classes we want balance.

{February 17, 2010}   DCIS, What’s The True Scoop?

A book called Should I Be Tested For Cancer states in the notes, “While breast cancer is less common in younger women, the problem of pseudodisease is actually more common.  the panel did not qualify the problem of pseudodisease because that’s hard to do. They say that one of every eight biopsies in this age group is read as DCIS, the diagnosis most likley to be pseudodisease. The biopsy rate varies depending on who reads the mammograms.  But a ball park estimate is that for every 1,000, 40 year old women screened over 10 years, somewhere between 10-20  will be diagnosed with breast cancer unnecessarily.”

Synthetic fragrants can make you ill.  There are some 200 of them, and they may only say fragrants on the label. What’s the big secret and what’s in them?

These chemicals can give you headaches, make you feel dizzy, give you a rash, make you cough, vomit, and even get hyperpigmentation.

Synthetic colors can also make you ill. They can be cancer causing.  They may appear on labels as FD &C followed by a color or a number. Be wary, be careful. Think twice about using these products.

Did you know that steralkonium shloride, a softener used in the fabric industry can cause you to have allergic reactions?  It is also in hair conditioning formulas.

There are a number of websites that you should check out.


{February 6, 2010}   A Great Book

A great book that I found in my bookcase was Little Things Long Remembered by Newman, published by Crown Publishers in NY. It’s a book on making your children feel special every day. This author has written some great books. She has the Cardinal Rules of being a parent. The book is filled with great ideas of things to do with your children.  Our children grow up so fast.  We need to make the most of everyday and moment.  This book will help you to make moments memoriable for you and your children, believe me.

Check out health information on MN Public Radio’s blogger link.

{February 4, 2010}   Buying Safe Drugs On Line/Risk

The web site called is a great one because you can sign up for pharmacy and safety alterts.  There are lots of dangers with counterfit drugs.  There’s also a link  where you can get help paying for drugs from a national organization.  Pharmacist that sell on line are suppose to be VIPPS certified.

{February 3, 2010}   Community Action, Duluth

Community Action is a non-profit organization that uses innovative, inter-related strategies that mobilize low income people into becoming more equal in that they learn skills to help them to overcome poverty,  get jobs, and help them to strengthen their place in our social fabric. If you need help doing your income tax, they help by having volunteers work through the various tax steps.

Contact Angie Miller at 218-726-1665 or e-mail her at

Location: 19 North 21st Avenue Wed, Duluth, 55806

The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial is an orgnaization that fosters racial justice through education, reconcilation, healing and partnerships.  They are looking for people to help institute their curriculum, per say, in the schools.

Contact Bob Grytdahl if you can help at 218-730-5630 or e-mail him at to find out how you can help.

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