Monday, February 13, 2017

Lens Transplant

My left eye gets cataract surgery on Valentine's Day. I am excited that my vision will be improved. About one month later my right eye will be operated and everything will appear brighter and clearer. Even the intensity of colors will be improved.

My copay for the procedure is $250.00 (pulled from Saving Account) and I have half of the copay for the second surgery already saved.

I started analgesic and antibiotic drops three days ago. Steroid drops will be added to the regimen on the day of surgery. One drop of each medication in the operative eye, four times a day. The antibiotic is continued for one week after surgery. The other two are continued for four weeks.

Sensivity to light is an initial problem after cataract extraction and placement of new lens. I will use dark glasses initially to help with the adjustment. Again, I am excited!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

AquaLiv Water

I sent this video to the AquaLiv people and received a free set of replacement filters.

The AquaLiv system sits under my kitchen sink. Have enjoyed it for several years now.

Recently my son tee'd the refrigerator line to the AquaLiv source. It did not take my son very long to find the correct fittings to complete the tee. I was able to eliminate my separate refrigerator filter; now receiving the better filtered water from my AquaLiv system. Awesome!

AquaLiv is a company with years of water research behind it. My city certifies its water to meet specific standards. Nonetheless, it is better to ensure removal of specific contaminants and have water that is structured and energized the way nature provides it from a fresh mountain stream.

On the AquaLiv site, one can learn about AquaLiv's purification, Activmag™, and Vortex Energizer™ technologies. 

Reverse osmosis (RO) systems employ unnatural processes and attempt to replace minerals that were naturally in the original water source and stripped by RO. Yes, not natural.

Treatment systems that alkalinize water do so unnaturally. Any benefits are marginal.

I have not heard one AquaLiv user ever say they felt bloated after drinking a liter of AquaLiv water. Yet, people with other types of water treatment systems have not made this claim.

AquaLiv is clearly the leader in providing safe, health-supporting hydration. You owe it to yourself to research water treatment systems and claim the best that water treatment technology has to offer.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mitrochondrial Dysfuntion and GMOs

It is interesting that the glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup is not the only ingredient detrimental to the human organism. The consumer is becoming more and more sophisticated about good dietary practices.

Organic beef and crops are a major step in the right direction.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Why scientists are worried about the GMO apple and potato

We are risking our health by not insisting on organic foods.

Monday, November 09, 2015

GMOs should be banned…

"There are over 500 research publications by scientists of indisputable integrity, who have no conflict of interest, that establish harmful effects of GMO crops to human, animal and plant health, and on the environment and biodiversity... On the other hand, virtually every paper supporting GM crops is by scientists who have a declared conflict of interest or whose credibility and integrity can be doubted."


Today 64 countries require GMO labelling. Not the U.S.

We ask ourselves, "Does Monsanto have the FDA in its pocket?"

Read more: 

Choosing "Organic" products at the market is an important first step. No longer are organics niche items. Every aisle in the grocery store offers organic items along with the usual stuff.

Organic foods contain no GMO ingredients. They come from produce that have never been contaminated with pesticides.

My healthy salads are now healthier because the vegetable ingredients are organic. 

Consumer pressure is growing to get "Non GMO" labelling done voluntarily by food producers. Else companies who do not label stand to lose sales to their competitors who will label. (Monsanto will lose in spite of its evil efforts.)

Sunday, November 08, 2015

No High Fructose Corn Syrup

The 'Corn Cartel' ran adds to inform the public that products containing high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) were no different than those sweetened with sucrose (sugar). "Sugar is sugar" it said. "The body cannot tell the difference." WRONG! The body has to tell the difference because fructose is metabolized in the liver. Sucrose is not. And what the liver does not supply for energy gets stored as fat. Non-Cirrhosis Fatty Liver cases are spiking due to the high use of HFCS as a sweetening ingredient in processed foods.

As low-fat foods became the dietary norm for many people the missing fats could no longer carry food flavors to our taste buds. Low fat foods tasted like cardboard unless HFCS was added to the ingredients.

With the rise in HFCS use came the rise in childhood obesity and the increase of Type 2 Diabetes in our general population.

Consumer pressure against products with HFCS has driven a market offering products without it. Back to natural sugar as the food ingredient, in spite of higher costs to use actual sucrose.

The web site to check for such products is .

As the consumer public becomes more sophisticated about healthier eating we see nutritionists warning us that ALL sugar is toxic and should be avoided.

I look at labels for ingredients and make every effort to avoid anything with HFCS.

Everyone should.