Archive for: January 2013

Organic Gardening for Those Over Fifty

organic-featuredIf you're over fifty and have time to plant a garden, there is a whole lot more to realize about Organic Gardening, than simply planting your garden and not spraying it with pesticides. There is a certain amount of essential principles of soil building, conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation.

In Julie Turner's, Organic Gardening Beginner's Manual you'll discover it's beginner's manual for creating and managing your own organic garden. Even if you know nothing about organic gardening.... so you can get back your health and energy and save a stack of money. And, who doesn't like to save money?

This is an ideal book for anyone who is over fifty and has some extra time on their hands. It's being offered today for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. You'll learn:

  • Your very best area to grow your vegetables
  • How to build up healthy, fertile soil without costing a fortune
  • How to feed your soil - the organic ways
  • How to create an easy, 'no-dig' veggie plot
  • Massive savings by learning how to grow from seeds
  • 9 Essential tips to successfully transplanting your seedlings
  • Tips for the most effective watering
  • Why mulching is a must in every organic garden
  • 5 easy ways to keep your garden weed free
  • How to slash your food bill in half
  • The 7 crucial ingredients to making great compost
  • What never to put into your compost
  • How to make your own organic liquid fertilizers, saving $$'s
  • Natural ways to protect your plants from pests and disease
  • Top 10 easiest veggies to grow
  • Secrets to growing lush, healthy herbs
  • Why to include perennial vegetables
  • What you must do to grow your food if space is limited
  • How much to plant for your family's needs

organic-ebookShe says, "Now you can access the information you want quickly and easily, to make planning and growing your vegetable garden a breeze! Growing our own food makes us less reliant on commercially grown foods. Who knows how long produce might have been sitting around on a shelf, or in a cooler room?

Do you wonder just what chemicals have been sprayed on that perfect-looking tomato, that really is quite tasteless? Being able to walk out to your organic vegetable garden and pick your own food - now let's see... how many food miles is that? - Oh, it's none!"

So if you're thinking about planting a garden this Spring, you might want to grab this book now, while it's free.

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Over Fifty and senior moments

coconuts-featuredAnyone over fifty could use a memory boost. We all get those "senior moments". Typically they just get laughed off. After-all it's a nonmedical term for mental glitches. You know... you go upstairs to get something. When you get there, you've forgotten what you went upstairs for. This could likely be defined as a mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This means deficits in memory that do not significantly impact daily functioning.

According to The UCSF Memory and Aging Center, it said "that typically, memory complaints include trouble remembering the names of people they met recently, trouble remembering the flow of a conversation and an increased tendency to misplace things or similar problems. In many cases, the individual will be quite aware of these difficulties and will compensate with increased reliance on notes and calendars. These problems are similar, but less severe, than the neuropsychological findings associated with Alzheimer’s disease".

If you're fifty and over, there is a good chance that you don't have Alzheimer’s disease. Note, that there are certain features that are associated with a higher likelihood of progression from MCI to Alzheimer's. There have been a number of links to articles on this topic posted on the Facebook page for 50alone, including, Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your 'Senior Moments' and Alzheimer's stages: How the disease progresses -- by the Mayo Clinic, which discusses, Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease. This report actually outlines the steps you will go through if your MCI turns into Alzheimer's, andexplains what you'll experience and what the symptoms are.

Would you like to have a memory tune-up? You know, you only have 325,000 miles on it right now, but since you can't change the oil, maybe a little additive would help. Coconut water can help you with this. An article from the Health Ticket Blog written by Dr. Mercola, says, " Coconut water is the richest dietary source of cytokinins, plant hormones that have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-thrombolytic benefits in humans." There's more.... What the article doesn't discuss is the ability to restore brain power.

Yes, that's right! It doesn't matter if you have MCI, Alzheimer's or just plain 50s senior moments... coconut water will help boost your memory.

I ran across this information working for a client who publishes a newsletter about alternate treatments. It was an article I was converting to web format that I learned about Dr. Mary Newport. In 2008, Dr. Newport published a paper called: What If There Was A Cure For Alzheimer’S Disease And No One Knew?In the report she talks about the benefits of coconut oil and water and how she used it to improve her husband's memory after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Watch the video below as she explained what she found:

mary-coverDr. Newport has found that the coconut ketones from coconut oil have been very beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's. But there is more to it than that.... Even if you don't have Alzheimer's, you can use it to boost your memory if you're over fifty.

If you're interested in learning more, Dr. Newport has written a book available from Amazon titled Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?Dr. Newport's story of Steve's reprieve from Alzheimer's provides hope for caregivers eager to learn about readily available fatty acids in foods that may reverse the ravages of this dreaded disease. Changes in loved ones may take many forms, including improved memory, return of personality, resumption of activities and social interaction, and relief from certain physical symptoms. Because ketone esters, a synthesized form of these powerful fatty acids, work faster and more comprehensively than fatty acids in foods, Dr. Newport has become an ardent advocate for ketone ester research, with FDA approval her final goal.

zicoI tried it myself a couple of years ago. I found it boosted my memory after drinking a cup per day for 6 weeks. And it isn't hard to find. You can buy it from most health food stores, or if you can't find it locally it's available to order from Amazon, 14-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12).

There have been a lot of great review for Dr. Newport's book and coconut therapy. One review said:

A friend told me about this book when I told her I was worried about brain fog, memory loss and inability to remember people's faces. I wasn't sure if this was menopausal, or due to having cancer 3 years ago - but it certainly made me worried.

I cut back the carbs in my diet and added 4-7 tablespoons of coconut oil into my diet. After a week I noticed that using the Nintendo Brain Trainer my memory test score showed my highest score ever - a 20% improvement on previous measurements. My brain feels clearer and I feel less spaced out.

In a previous article titled, "Is it time for your Alzheimer’s test?" -- we give you a link where you can do a test to see if you may be starting to suffer from Alzheimer's. Even if you don’t do as well as you think you should in the tests, please keep in mind that symptoms can be caused by numerous factors, such as:

  • Metabolic and endocrine abnormalities too much or too little thyroid hormone or cortisol are examples);
  • Brain Lesions (tumors, collections of blood called subdural hematomas, and abscesses);
  • Infection (meningitis, encephalitis, syphilis, to name a few);
  • Impaired cerebral spinal fluid flow causing normal pressure hydrocephalus;
  • Radiation to the brain, or brain trauma;
  • Stroke;
  • and medication side-effects.

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Want to work from home?

work-home-featuredA lot of people have asked me how they could go about making a living online. I've offered a few suggestions to some people. Had a nice email a few years ago from another web developer who used to ask me a lot of questions on my discussion forum. He said, with my help, he was able to realize his dream. Of course, since we are both website builders, we spoke the same language. It's pretty hard to tell someone who doesn't know anything about it, to go ahead and learn it on their own. It was a lot simpler when I started in 1994, and my skills and knowledge have just developed over time, as new things were introduced.

The picture to the left isn't me. Although, it looks like me back in 1999, after my web development business had taken off and HomeBusiness Websites was launched. Heck, it even looks like my home office at the time. But, yeah... there were a lot of times while working from home, that I would have my baby sitting on my knee while I worked. I would take breaks every so often, and load games on the computer suitable for teaching a three year old how to use a computer. Not much wonder she turned into such a computer whiz herself.

Then we didn't spend all of our time working, either. By the time she was four years old, we would goof off after lunch and ride our bikes. We usually ended up at a park close to home, and played on the slides and swings. She learned how to drive a bike that year.

Working from home certainly has its advantages. Besides earning more than what I could have made working for the man, I got to spend a lot more time with my daughter. It's something I will never regret.

If you're interested in working from home, there is a two-for-one deal on Amazon today. Both of the books I will mention below are free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion.

super-moms-ebookSuper Moms Inc.: Work From Home, Build A Profitable Home Business, And Find Time For Your Family When You Have Kids To Take Care Of is written by Carolyn Woods. It's split into two sections. 1) Developing your plan; 2) Designing   Your Business. In the latter section it will cover lots of ways to earn money while keeping your kids as your first priority.   All of them have been done either by her or by someone she knows, so they come with real world proof that they are viable.

You will read her story about how after her baby was born she had to quit her job because it involved to much traveling. She hat to learn how to make the same money at home, so she could raise her daughter. Of course that was just the start, Today she has four children her own home, and they make a good living with her working part-time from home.

Keep in mind, that today... it isn't necessarily the mother staying home; sometimes it's the father. So the advise in this book is applicable to anyone. Even if you're over fifty, you will find it filled with practical advice. Click here to download the Kindle version of the book.

killer-ebookThe second book is Killer Work from Home Jobs: 200 Fortune 500 & Legitimate Work at Home Jobs. Lee Evans embarked on a lifelong mission 30 years ago to help job seekers move forward in their lives. From her own personal experience and her experiences in educating the public about job placement, she understands the stress involved with being laid off or otherwise being out of work.

She says, "The 200 jobs listed are from companies that have withstood the test of time, and the newer companies are so exciting, you want to give them a try. You deserve to find opportunities that are actual jobs where you actually get paid.  People work from home all the time, you just need to know where those jobs are.  Knowledge is power, and I created this book to give you the power you deserve."

You can click here to download the Kindle version of this book. None of the links provided in the book are to scam websites that just want your money and don't offer anything in exchange. She has personally researched each one of these opportunities. It's no lie.... you could have a new work at home job within the next week.

If you would like to have a place to discuss working from home strategies, let me know, and I can setup a forum for discussion.

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Another nurse’s aid refuses flu shot

The National Post published an article today about a nurse’s aide who got sent home for refusing to get the flu shot. She said she was one of more than a dozen workers, sent home Tuesday from the extended-care facility where she works in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She claims to have trigeminal neuralgia, which is disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. She is afraid that if she gets the shot it will cause the disorder to flare up. This would seem to be an understandable concern.

The article doesn't expand upon the reasoning for the other 11 health professionals, but click here to read her story.

It might be interesting to note, some of the comments that were posted below the story as well. Although there is quite a bit of bashing going on, one of the commenter's who identified herself as a RN said:

"As an RN I am offended by comments that suggest refusing the shot translates to a crappy nurse. Until peer reviewed research confirms I am a risk to patients, I will NOT get the shot and I am happy to stay home without pay. What other profession demands the worker to knowingly chemically alter their body with potentially insidious risks? Anyone care to know how the "shot" is made? Based on predictions they throw a cocktail together. EVERY year they have missed the mark, yet they still bully workers into having it. For you know-it-all, believe everything you hear people, I remind you of one of thousands of medical blunders... the thalidomide tragedy - a "wonder drug" endorsed by physicians, encouraged by health authorities and permitted to kill and deform babies for 10 years before discontinued. The drug was developed and used in Nazi prison camps and fed to Canadians post war. Minus the prison camp -- is there a difference in the mandatory imposition of these two drugs?"

And someone else who worked as an RN said:

"Perhaps the general public should sit back and wonder why the majority of us front line health care workers do not get the vacccine? Can so many intelligent people with nothing to gain from Big Pharma be wrong?"

There are tons of other comments; some bashing these two -- others spouting their own agendas, but father down; you stop seeing any professional responses. They have made their point, and regardless of the ignorant barrage that follows, it doesn't diminish the fact that two health professionals, whose pockets are NOT lined in gold from Big Pharma or receive kick-backs from Health Canada, have shared their knowledge of the dangers of vaccinations.

On January 15, I published an article on this site, Dr. Maurice Ralph Hilleman, father of Vaccinology, issues warning about Vaccines. If you haven't read it, you can click here now to read it.

This site cannot offer you medical advice. All of the information published here isn't to take the place of a doctor, and is only to give you something to think about. But when the second professional says, " Perhaps the general public should sit back and wonder why the majority of us front line health care workers do not get the vacccine?" -- it certainly makes one wonder why they would offer this information when they don't have anything to gain from it, and risk losing their jobs by going public with it.

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Over Fifty Years to Think About Death

there-is-time-featuredIf you're over fifty, everyone has given some thought to their final days. Hopefully, we have over fifty years to think about it, but one never knows. What's worse, do you want your final act or be an assault on Mother Earth?

Most of us spend time in our lives thinking about how we recycle, so we can do our part to help keep the environment healthy. What about recycling our bodies after we gone? I doesn't matter whether you get cremated or buried. Either way, you will be releasing toxins into the air or ground. Cremation releases carbon dioxide and mercury from your filling into the air. Burial typically adds mercury and formaldehyde into the soil, and in some cases, it has been known to leak into water ways.

Mercury has been linked to neurological problems and death and Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic compound and has been linked to brain cancer and leukemia.

Of course one can expect the Readers Digest to come to the rescue with their article on A Guide to Green Burials, but there might even be a better way. In the video below, Jae Rhim Lee describes how she trained mushrooms to eat her body.

You can learn more about The Infinity Burial Project on Jae's website. Her project is funded by the Creative Capital Foundation, the Institüt für Raumexperimente/Universität der Künste Berlin, and the MAK Center for Art + Architecture. But... you know, they are always looking for volunteers.

I'd like to volunteer, but I'd like to put it off for a while yet...

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