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Hi my favorite readers! I wanted everyone to know that I have transferred this site over to a new address. The new address will provide a more user-friendly format that, hopefully, everyone can enjoy.
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Battle of the Blades

I also posted this on my hockey blog, but just to be safe…

There’s a reality show known as “Battle of the Blades”. It is similar to Dancing With The Stars, only it’s broadcast only on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company). And..here’s the fun part. It’s all done on ice.

Former hockey players (I think they’re all NHL caliber) will be ice dancing, or figure skating.

There’s a blog post done by Kelly Chase of the St. Louis Blues. He’s one of the participants.

Here’s the link:

<a href="http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=534980&cmpid=stl-twt-072710“>

Seeing that I live in the U.S., I hope I can watch it on the Internet.🙂

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Drinking Raw Goat’s Milk

I recently posted this article on my natural health blog, but since there’s been a concern re: links, I’ll just include the article here. Enjoy!

Anyone who has drank soy milk can understand what I am going to say. There has to be a tastier alternative that does not have added sugar. So, I am always on the look out.

When I was at the local Farmer’s Market, one vendor was selling goat milk products. I know goat cheese can be pretty tasty. However, I had never had goat’s milk. When offered a sample, I figured…”What the heck?”. I had heard that lactose-intolerant people can consume goat’s milk. So, I tried it. It was DELICIOUS!!

I purchased a half gallon of it. Then, about 30-45 minutes later, I started getting a mild headache that originated in my left eye muscle. (I know, because I’ve had issues with my left eye for 35 years). And, I started feeling a little strange. I blamed it on the sun since it was a beautiful, sunny day.

When I got to my car, I read the milk label. There was a waiver of liability stating that raw milk may contain bacteria that can cause harm to some people. Oh oh. My system can be pretty sensitive. I needed more fact finding. I went back to talk with the goat milk lady and discussed what raw milk is. She was knowledgeable about raw V pasteurized milk. Truthfully, I had no knowledge about the subject area. It sounded like a chemotherapy equivalent. Chemotherapy kills healthy cells while also killing harmful cells. Pasteurization kills bacteria while also killing healthy enzymes.

When I got home, my headache got worse. It did not progress to the migraine stage, luckily. It was a concern, though. I knew that if I went out into the heat, it would get worse. I know my body well enough to know how I react to direct sunlight for an extended period of time (even 10 minutes). So..I stayed in.

I started getting very tired. I was planning on attending a social event in a couple of hours, so I layed down for a nap. My nap lasted for six hours! I missed my social outing along with tons of fun. Oh well.

I decided to do online research regarding goat’s milk. A nutritional breakdown revealed 7 grams of saturated fat per cup. Considering I’m used to .5 to 1 gram per cup, that’s quite a difference. (No wonder it tasted so good.) 🙂 There were a variety of other beneficial nutrients, including calcium.

I’m not certain what caused my reaction to goat’s milk, but I am not drinking anymore raw milk products. If I drank more than a sample size portion, who knows what the results would have been. I don’t want to find out.

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Ways to Notice Favoring Your Non-tkr Leg…

It seems so natural, in my opinion. As part of my tkr recuperation process, my “good” leg has been overused. I didn’t give it any thought since it occurred so naturally. It’s probably happened to you, as well. After noticing results of my “good” knee deteriorating recently, I started paying attention to how this overuse has accumulated and happened. Here’s what I found….

When bending to pick up an item, I put my body weight onto my non-tkr leg. As I bend that knee, the joint pressure increases.

When I lean forward to reach for something, I put my body weight onto my non-tkr leg. Same principle applies.

When I go downstairs, my non-tkr knee takes the brunt of the action. I notice it during the bending portion.

When going upstairs, no matter how hard I try, my non-tkr knee still takes the brunt of my body weight. Even when I lead with my tkr leg, my other knee still crunches.

When raising from a seated position, my “good” leg does the majority of the lifting. My body weight shifts to my non-tkr leg. That leg receives the joint pressure.

When putting on pants, my weight is on my non-tkr leg more than an average amount of time. (I’m a sight for sore eyes when putting on pants. That’s another story. Not complaining, just stating a fact.)

When in bed, I use my non-tkr leg to change positions (thank God, I can do that…all of us tkr people know about sleep difficulties).

When getting off the couch or out of bed, I usually lead with my non-tkr leg.

Wow…I’m stopping while I’m ahead. That’s a lot of extra work put on one faithful, ready-to-please knee joint. And, it all happened without thinking.

It’s nice becoming aware. Then, changes for the better can be made. So, it’s time to change behaviors.

As grateful as I am to have two legs, I don’t mind babying the “good” knee that I have. I’m not living in fear, just protecting what I have. As grateful as I am for having gone through my one tkr, I do not want to go through another one. Period.

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The Gulf Declaration

Please join me in signing the Gulf Declaration calling for an end to the oil era..

Don’t know why the WordPress link doesn’t work. Here’s the direct link:

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Have Some Tact..

This Internet brings out all kinds of nuts. I recently updated my listing to numerous sites in an attempt to increase publicity. What’s happened? I forgot about the existence of tactless product promotions that exist out there. I have received BORING comments about how someone just “loves” certain things they see on my site. Well, in the comment, individuals leave their website address. It turns out that the commenter sells the products. Spare me…

If you sell a product that provides miracle cures, is the best thing since cut cheese or one that you simply cannot live without…..keep it to yourself. It doesn’t belong on this site.

And, listing these type of comments is an unsolicited form of advertisement. It is not appreciated at all. In addition, the comment is a negative reflection of yourself and product.

If you are truly interested in letting my readers know about a product that may help them, contact me.

That’s all there is to that.