Monday, October 20, 2014
That's exactly how I feel this morning, wish I could stay in bed.....oh well.
This weekend I got a letter from the Insurance Company, they denied the MRI. They said there was not enough info, so I dug around the house and found some papers from the Doctor's that I went to. Going to call my new Doctor and see if they will help. Have not had an MRI since 1999 and I did go to PT in 1999. Had one Doctor retire, went to another, after a year, he sold his business and now have another new one. Have no clue where my paperwork went from the Doctor that retired and the Doctor who sold his business did not treat issues with the back. But I do have paperwork from the last MRI, and PT so that should help. I just do not feel like going through treatment from the Doctor for 6 months before I can get the MRI. ugh Insurance companies are a pain.
Anyway, start of another new week, hope everyone has a good one!!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Went to the Farmer's Market yesterday, as I walked closer to where John had set up, I heard Mom-Mom. My daughter, Pat and Lilly came. I was very happy to see them. We walked around, at times I would carry Lilly. The gravel area is hard on your feet to walk on even with tennis shoes. Needless to say Lilly made out like a bandit, lol.
They stayed a couple of hours, then had to leave because they were going to a place to get pumpkins. During the rest of the day, I walked around more, went inside and picked up some turkey breakfast sausages, rye bread, sirloin paddies and pork bones (for Ivory). When I came home I picked up more in the house and got dinner ready and more stuff packed to sell.
Turned out to be a nice (but windy) day and was so happy to see Melissa, Pat and Lilly and John did pretty well in selling.
Going back today, going to be cooler (only 55 for the high and windy). John is already there since before 6am setting up.
Hope everyone has a great day!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Weekend's here and going to be busy. John rented 2 spots at the Farmer's Market, so we will be selling stuff there today and tomorrow. He left before 6 am this morning to set up and I will be going later this morning. The weather today is going up to 66, so it should be a pleasant day.
Still waiting to hear back from the Doctor's. Waiting for the approval for the cat scans and MRI from the insurance. I also called and requested an anti-biotic, have had this draining, coughing for 4 weeks now. I am sure it is a sinus infection. Ugh, guess I will have to call Monday again :-(
Hope everyone has a safe and good day today!!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
One cup of green grapes contains 104 calories and 1.4 grams of fiber.
Fruit is an essential part of your daily diet because it supplies essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health. Green grapes are a healthy choice and are low in calories, contain zero grams of fat and pack a nutritional punch. It is simple to add these tiny fruits to a variety of healthy dishes to enhance the flavor and add nutrition.
When you include plenty of fruit in your daily diet, you reap many health benefits. The vitamins, minerals and fiber in fruit helps reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. You should aim to include as many colors of fresh fruit as possible each day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Green grapes are a healthy choice that will help you meet the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruit, as well as help you eat a rainbow of colors.
Green grapes contain vitamins C and K. Vitamin C plays an important role in preventing infection and also promotes the health of your bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels. It also acts as an antioxidant to protect your body from the damage caused by free radicals, compounds that might increase your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. One cup of green grapes contains 4.8 milligrams of the 75 to 90 milligrams of vitamin C you should consume each day. Vitamin K supports healthy bones and enables your blood to clot. You need 120 micrograms of this vitamin each day. One cup of green seedless grapes contains 22 micrograms toward your daily requirement.
A serving of green seedless grapes is a healthy source of potassium and iron. Potassium aids in organ, tissue, muscle, cell and heart functions, and you need 4,700 milligrams each day to support these bodily systems. One cup of green grapes supplies 288 milligrams toward that goal. Iron is important for the proper formation of red blood cells and also aids in the movement of oxygen in your body. The daily requirement of iron is 8 milligrams for men and 18 milligrams for women. One cup of green seedless grapes contains 0.54 milligrams of this essential mineral.
I add them in my smoothie every morning!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Cashews are high in calories. 100 g of nuts provide 553 calories. They are packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect us from diseases and cancers.
They are rich in “heart-friendly” monounsaturated-fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids. These essential fatty acids help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
Cashew nuts are abundant source of essential minerals. Minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are concentrated in these nuts. A handful of cashew nuts a day in the diet would provide enough of these minerals and may help prevent deficiency diseases. Selenium is an important micronutrient, which functions as a co-factor for antioxidant enzymes such as Glutathione peroxidases, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body. Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Zinc is a co-factor for many enzymes that regulate growth and development, gonadal function, digestion, and DNA (nucleic acid) synthesis.
Cashews are also good in many essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1). 100 g nuts provide 0.147 mg or 32% of daily-recommended levels of pyridoxine. Pyridoxine reduces the risk of homocystinuria, and sideroblastic anemia. Niacin helps prevent "pellagra" or dermatitis. Additionally, these vitamins are essential for metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates at the cellular level.
Further, the nuts are also carry a small amount of zea-xanthin, an important pigment flavonoid antioxidant, which selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes. It is thought to provide antioxidant and protective UV ray filtering functions and helps prevent age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in the elderly.
I have been eating cashews instead of munching on chips, etc. I know its a better choice!!
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