Home Made Drink To Control Diabetes!

Whole food is something we can do on a daily basis to keep blood sugar under control. Making simple drinks is ideal! Check out the video from FREE DIABETES for more!

Am I Afraid Of The Virus?

It seems if you don’t wear a mask on a regular basis or (gasp) express your concern or reluctance to believe everything the media spouts, then you must not be afraid of the virus. I had this conversation with a person who was wearing a mask and gloves, and made sure we were at least 6 feet apart because I wasn’t wearing a mask. Oh, did I mention we were outside? There is also that bit of info.

I was asked why I am not afraid of the virus when it is shown to spread so easily and can be dangerous to anyone. I somehow gave the impression that I am not “afraid” of getting sick. Most likely I didn’t not give a great answer as I haven’t really thought about it, however I did take some time to gather my thoughts on the whole thing to come up with this.

I have been concerned about getting sick for many years now. I became involved with The Juice Plus company 17 years ago for the reason of making my health better. I flood my body every day with at least 30 fruits, vegetables and berries, as well as plant protein. That is just in capsules and protein powder, not counting the salads, fruit, protein and grains I eat for meals. I exercise daily, staying active to keep my weight under control so I don’t get the related issues of added weight, such as HBP or diabetes. I feel I don’t go overboard on exercise but I do like starting my day with a walk while saying my rosary (I also focus on my spiritual health), and adding in strength training, swimming, biking etc when it fits. I’ll admit that while I’m doing these things, I’m not constantly thinking that I’m doing it for my health. I do enjoy a good bike ride and taking in the sights. I love the parks and trails that get me close up to wildlife…not too close to wildlife though. 🙂 I wash my hands on a daily basis, although I have to laugh that we now tell people this is something good to do.

I do all these things because I am concerned about getting the virus, just as I am concerned about getting the flu during flu season. I know, this isn’t the flu but I have done all these things long before this virus reared its ugly head. I can say that yes, I am concerned about the virus but I choose not to be afraid of it. I refuse to be afraid of those around me and treat them as if they can kill me. I refuse to distance myself from those I love. I refuse to be told I am selfish because I want to live my life. I refuse to be afraid of something I have no control over. Concerned? Yes. Afraid? No.

Until next time…

Honestly, How Much Do We Care About Our Health?

We are hearing all the time that we need to wear a mask, not just for our health but for the health of those around us. Makes sense right? Doctors, who are very smart, preach that this is the most important, and easiest, thing we can do, and we are doing it for others!! If you don’t wear a mask, well, you simply don’t care.

I wonder just how much we care about our health when there isn’t a “pandemic” going on and what we are doing on a daily basis to either combat the many viruses that are out there. Yes, there are many. A couple of things came up that made me think about this.

One is Halloween candy is out already! Now, I love Halloween and I love candy so I want to make sure I am perfectly clear about this. The problem I have with this is Halloween is a couple of months away and any candy that is bought today will NOT last until Oct. 31. We know that the immune system is suppressed with the intake of sugar. A compromised immune system opens us up to many different illnesses and vulnerability to viruses.

The second thing occurred as I was in a gas station making my purchase. The man in front of me was buying cigarettes. He wanted a carton and the cost of that was $65!! That is not a misprint! Now, he did not look like an amateur smoker so I’m thinking he goes through a couple of those a month. That is quite the expense! I hope I don’t have to get into how bad smoking is so I will just say don’t smoke!

I have always been an advocate that anyone can lead the life they want. If you don’t want to exercise and eat healthy, more power to you. Smoke em if you got em, that’s what I say. What you can’t do, IMHO, is demand things of others because you don’t want to take care of yourself. Now, I don’t know the cig buyer or anyone who would be purchasing the aforementioned candy so I can’t say one way or another what their beliefs are. However, I probably wouldn’t be over reaching if I said neither of those two groups are interested in being healthy. Being in the health and wellness industry for as long as I have, I can reasonably make that connection. It seems that there are many out there who don’t do simple things on a daily basis to improve their health. I’m not advocating elite athlete fitness here, just the simple stuff. We shouldn’t wait for a pandemic to all of a sudden want to be “healthy”! What are you doing today to make yourself healthier?

Until next time…