Day 149- February 18th, 2019

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Wellness in every way is always my wish for you. Today we’re going to look at opioids and their impact on our lives both individually and in our community. Below you will find links to information about these drugs as well as some relevant videos. I also invite you to attend the March 13th Town Hall Meeting on  opiate use and its effects on our community. Information on that meeting is also found below. Please take time to review some of this information and, if possible, to attend the Town Hall Meeting.





In the Opioid Crisis, Here’s What it Takes to Save a Life

Children Born Opioid Dependent Face a Lifetime of Problems

Wake Up Call: The Opioid Epidemic From The Frontlines

Can Virtual Reality Help Fight the Opioid Crisis?


Thanks for reading and for joining in the quest for Wellness.

See you Wednesday!

Day 148- February 14th, 2019

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I hope that everything is going well and that you weathered well our wintry storm.  I had a rather laughter-free day today for a variety of reasons. When I sat down to consider a theme for tonight’s posting, I remembered our posting last August about the benefits (and risks) of laughter. I decided that it might be good to revisit laughter as a medicine. I’ll have to say that finding articles about the benefits and dangers of laughter was not difficult, but actually finding links to jokes, pictures, memes and videos that did not have what I considered “objectionable” elements was very difficult. Nevertheless, below are some links to information about the effects of laughter on our well-being and some more links to help you increase the laughter in your life.  I’ve also included the videos that the August blog linked to.   I hope you enjoy them; I’m going to watch some now and see if they have the promised positive effects.



And Now, the Videos:

“Who’s On First”

The Court Scene from “What’s Up, Doc”

“Make ‘Em Laugh” from “Singing In The Rain”

“Phonetic Punctuation” by Victor Borge


“Rindercella” from Hee-Haw

The “I Love Lucy” Chocolate Scene

Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks”

Thanks for reading and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Sunday!

Day 147- February 11th, 2019

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I remembered!

I hope that you are all well and that you have avoided the flu this year.  According to the CDC, it’s still flu season here in the United States. I thought it would be good to look at the flu in this week’s post, so here are some links to information about the flu, how to prevent it and what to do if you come down with it. I hope you find them useful and interesting:

What is the flu and what are its symptoms? (Scientific American)

When is flu season in the United States? (CDC)

How can I avoid getting the flu?

What should I do if I get the flu?

Some interesting facts about the flu. (Health 24)

What does Dr. Mike say?

NPR- How a virus invades your body:

How to stay healthy at work during the flu season (ABC News):

Thanks for reading and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Wednesday!

Day 146- February 7th, 2019

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I hope that all is going well for you in every way. Last post, I told you that I would research some techniques for remembering what needs to be done as opposed to just remembering facts, procedures, concepts, languages, etc. There was very little about “remembering to do what you need to do when you need to do it.”  There was, however, a lot about remembering things. I’ve included links and videos to both below. I hope that you find them interesting and helpful (maybe they’ll help me, too):

Six tips on remembering to do things:

How to learn faster with the Feynman technique:

Study Less, Study Smart by Marty Lobdell

Study Less Study Smart: A 6-Minute Summary by College Info Geek:

Thanks for checking in and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Sunday!

Day 145- February 5th, 2019

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As always, I wish you well in all things.

You must have noticed that the usual Monday morning posting was missing again.  I apologize.  After the Super Bowl was over (mixed feelings here) and we had our post-game session of celebrations and lamentations and everyone had returned home, I sat down to read a Dean Koontz book that I hadn’t had a chance to open these last few weeks. Everything I needed to do was done, I read for two hours, and then I went to bed. On Monday, I realized that I had not posted on my blog.

I’ve never had much trouble remembering things (facts, concepts, processes, etc.) that I need to remember.  I have always, however, been challenged by remembering to do things that I need to do. So, I’m going to research some techniques for remembering to do what needs to be done. I have a feeling that it will involve writing things down, using a calendar or maybe even tying a string around my finger.  I’ll give you a full report on Wednesday. Until then, here is a link to “Wellness Happenings” around Nunda and two videos on the Super Bowl ads.

Be Well In Nunda February Activity Flyer

The Top Ads from Super Bowl LIII according to CBSN:

All the Commercials Super Bowl LIII:


Thanks for checking in and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Wednesday!

Day 144- January 30th, 2019


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I’m sorry about there being no blog on Sunday. I got home from the Trinity Annual Meeting and was so happy that everything went well, that I forgot about everything else.   I do hope that you are doing well in every way. I’m sure you have all heard about the big announcement regarding a “Cancer Cure.” Whether or not it really is a cure, it won’t be available for at least a year.   Below, you will find links to articles and videos on the announcement. I also included some links to what was once thought would be a cure for cancer Krebiozen.

But before we get to those links, I have included one to the latest “Be Well In Nunda” Activities. Please take a look at it and see what activities you could get involved in to help you get through the winter months in good shape.

Be Well In Nunda February Activity Flyer

Click Below to Learn About the “Cancer Cure” Announcement:

Click Below to Learn About the Krebiozen Cancer “Cure:”

And Now Some Relevant Videos:

The Ten Greatest Medical Discoveries of All Time:


The Cleveland Clinic’s Top Ten Medical Innovations for 2019:

New Israeli Treatment May Cure AIDS:

Cure for Cancer? Israeli Scientists Say They May Have Found One:

Thanks for reading and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Sunday, if I don’t forget!

Day 143- January 24th, 2019

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I hope you are well in every way; it certainly is nice to have a break in the wintry weather. Today, I was going to talk about the importance of dietary fiber in our diet, and, then, after reading these two articles, I really felt that I couldn’t:

So, I decided to write about the benefits of eating oily fish or at least taking fish oil supplements.   Then I read these articles and couldn’t in good faith talk about such benefits:


Psychology Today

While I was “web researching”(aka “googling”) these topics, I found a really interesting website where David Gillespie, author, lawyer and polymath, holds forth on a variety of topics. He is mainly concerned with seed oils, sugar and psychopaths:  

David Gillespie- Author, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur

I also found this site where Karen Inge, a dietician, disagrees with Gillespie, not so much with what he says, but how he says it:

Dietician Takes On David Gillespie

Dr. Andrew Weil talks about the need for a balance of Omega-3 Oils (think “fatty fish”) and Omega-6 Oils (think “seed oils”):

Dr. Tracey Marks does the same:

And some humor from 1916 came up while I was looking for “fatty fish.” It’s Fatty Arbuckle trying to fry a fish:

Thank you for reading and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Sunday!

Day 142- January 21st, 2019

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I hope you are well and have survived this wintry weather in good health!  Here is a link to a previous posting on preparing for and dealing with winter weather. Jackie and I watched both Championship Games today, and Jackie is now planning her Super Bowl Party.

According to the USDA, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day in the USA, right behind Thanksgiving. In addition to watching the game, cheering for our team (“Go, Rams” – “Go, Pats”), enjoying the great ads and the halftime show, we should also be concerned with what foods we’re serving (or eating), keeping everyone safe from food poisoning, taking care of leftovers, and making sure everyone makes it home safely. Below you will find some of these topics with links to further information.   There will also be a video or two just for fun. I hope they are helpful and interesting:


Super Bowl Party Stereotypes:

Super Bowl 2018 Full Game Replay:

Super Bowl I (1967):

Every Team’s First Super Bowl Win (NFL Highlights):

You’ll have to watch at this link: Every Team’s First Super Bowl Win, since it’s been blocked for republication by the NFL.

About the First Super Bowl Halftime:

UA Marching Band at First Superbowl:

Thanks for reading (and watching) and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Wednesday!



Day 141- January 17th, 2019

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Today I’m posting the updated “Be Well In Nunda” January Activity Flyer.  I may be back before Sunday with some more posts, but, honestly, I forgot it was Wednesday (it’s been a very busy day) and now it’s 3 AM on Thursday and I’m pressed for time. So, please take advantage of these wellness activities for January in the Nunda area:

Be Well In Nunda Jan 2019 Updated Activity Flyer 

Thanks for reading and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Sunday!  (Probably before Sunday.)

Day 140- January 14th, 2019

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As always, I hope that you are well or on the road to wellness.  Yesterday I read an interesting article about the effect of Brazil nuts on cholesterol and thought that a talk about cholesterol would make a good posting.  I think we all know that we need cholesterol to live, but we need just the right kinds in the right balance. Below you will find links to information about cholesterol and how to maintain a healthy cholesterol profile. I hope you find the information both helpful and interesting:

What is cholesterol? Is it needed for our body to function? What do we mean by “good” or “bad” cholesterol? What are risks of too much “bad” cholesterol or too little “good” cholesterol? Answers by Health24.

Read these three articles about Brazil nuts before trying a safe, simple, inexpensive, easy and effective natural way to improve your cholesterol:

Good and Bad Cholesterol:

Lower your cholesterol when your are young for optimum health:

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol from The American Heart Association :

There is some disagreement over the cholesterol theory of heart disease. It can be interesting to read and watch the various opinions, but don’t believe everything you see or hear on the Internet!

Thanks for reading and for joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Wednesday!