Comfort Food

Thanksgiving memories for me are of Grandma in the kitchen cooking and baking some of my favorite comfort foods.  They might have been different from what you ate but they were all I knew.  Much of the food was organic because she didn’t use pesticides in her garden or on the fruit trees or the lawn.  This was back before organic was cool.  We didn’t even know we were eating organic but we knew it was good.  Our family was so big, we took shifts at the dining room table on Thanksgiving day.  Family members traveled for miles to get there so we could all be together.  I hope you’re memories are this sweet.  If not, make some new memories starting this year.  Let your comfort food be a blessing to your health.

If you’re having turkey on Thanksgiving, at least strive to get the best possible.  Remember, this is for your family.  Most commercial turkey farms use a variety of drugs as feed additive to “fatten up” the birds.  Topmax is the preferred additive found in most supermarket turkeys.  If you care, there are alternatives to ingesting this stuff.  One would be give the turkey couple in the photo a break and eat something else.  But if you insist, go organic.  Notice the following warning says – NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS.  Yet they feed it to the birds many of us are eating.

WARNING:  The active ingredient in Topmax, ractopamine hydrochloride, is a beta-adrenergic agonist.  Individuals with cardiovascular disease should exercise special caution to avoid exposure.  Not for use in humans.  Keep out of the reach of children.  The Topmax 9 formulation (Type A Medicated Article) poses a low dust potential under usual conditions of handling and mixing.  When mixing and handling Topmax, use protective clothing, impervious gloves, protective eye wear, and a NIOSH-approved dust mask.  Operators should wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.  If accidental eye contact occurs, immediately rinse eyes thoroughly with water.  If irritation persists, seek medical attention.  The material safety data sheet contains more detailed occupational safety information.  To report adverse effects, access medical information, or obtain additional product information, call 1-800-428-4441.

This information was obtained from drugs.com and accessdatafda.gov

My prayer for you this Thanksgiving week is that you are able to spend it with people you love, enjoying clean, toxic free food and beverages, and truly giving thanks that you’re alive and able to do this.

Hears to your Lifetime Health!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WOODY’S WORDS

Observations On the Go

This week everyone is talking about gratitude and Thanksgiving, and I hope they are really grateful for everything they have.  I had the pleasure of spending some time with a few homeless people earlier this month.  They were truly grateful for the gifts we brought to them.  It was only a few blankets but their eyes said everything.  They were surprised at the help from total strangers and probably wondering why someone was taking the time to help them.

I know I helped because I am truly grateful for all that I have in this life.  While my life may not appear to be the greatest, I have so many riches I experience each day.  I have real friends and people who do love me and support me.  I have a roof over my head and hot food to eat.  I have dreams and goals to achieve.  I am limitless.

What I realized is that there is no difference between me and the people I saw living on the street and in the shelters.  They may not realize that we all have the same potential.  We all can have our dreams and the life we desire, but we have to want it desperately.  We have to want it like we want our next breath.  Only then will we be willing to endure whatever is necessary to achieve our goals.  When you want something so bad then you can say “I will have it, NO MATTER WHAT.” Then you will have it.

It’s getting colder so now I must find socks.  I know some people who would really appreciate a nice warm pair of socks.

Light and Love,

Janice

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