Day 123- November 29th, 2018

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I wish you well in every way and am very happy to have you join in this quest for wellness!  Today I made a pile of a number of books that I am reading (none of these were novels or other fiction.) I chose a book at random and opened it to a random page and started reading. After reading for a while, I chose another book and opened it to a random page and started reading. It was sort of fun, but I don’t think I’ll make a habit of it. When I got to the third book, “The Blue Zones Solution” by Dan Buettner, I randomly turned to page 55 where I learned that the world’s longest-lived men are from Sardinia. I also found out that in most parts of the world, for every male that makes it to age 100, five females make it to that age as well. Not in Sardinia! In Sardinia, it’s one-for-one; for every female centenarian there is a male centenarian. And there are lots of each in Sardinia.

But why would this be? Why should so many more men live to one hundred here? Is it the wine, is it the weather, is it the diet? One explanation is that Sardinian men experience less stress than men in other zones. And why is that? Because Sardinian women not only care for the children and do the house repairs (think leaky roof), they take care of all finances, perform all business negotiations and bear much of the everyday stress that, in most cultures, is borne by the man of the house. (You really should get a copy of this book- it’s really interesting and useful.) Well, I got excited about this and started explaining to Jackie all the responsibilities, etc. that Sardinian women take upon themselves, and why couldn’t women in other cultures do the same, when I suddenly realized that if I kept talking, my personal stress levels were going to go way up. So I came in here (to my office) and started working on today’s posting, which, I have decided, will be about sources of stress and dealing with stress. But, first, a few useful links:




Local Services and Businesses that Promote Wellness in our area:

 Wellness Activities in the Keshequa Area:

Let’s look at Stress: Its Source and How To Deal With It:

Whence This Thing Called “Stress”:

“What to Do About It”:

Doctor Mike on Stress and First Day Jitters:


Father Mike on Eustress and Distress:

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

See you Sunday!


Day 122- November 26, 2018

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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Celebration and that some of the topics from the last posting were interesting and helpful.  Today, after posting some useful links to wellness-related activities in the Keshequa Area, I’d like to highlight some of the amazing medical breakthroughs of 2018. First the links to wellness activities:

Some Wellness Activities in the Keshequa Area:



There were many amazing medical breakthroughs in 2018.  Here are just five.  There is a link (in red) for more information  and each topic also has a video:

Regenerating Body PartsTissue Nanotransfection Technology (TNT):   

ECG on your smart phone is now available.


Surgical Super Glue from Slugs


Contact lenses that monitor glucose and other health conditions and deliver medications:



Are dental fillings becoming obsolete?

Thanks for reading and joining in the quest for wellness.

See you Wednesday!

Day 121- November 22nd, 2018

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Here’s wishing you a happy and well Thanksgiving with all the trimmings! I’m starting out today posting some videos about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  After that are some topics on Thanksgiving (and why it’s good for you) together with links to more information.  Let’s look at the parade and some of its history:



The History behind the parade (courtesy of Macy,s):

Washington Post’s take on the evolution of the parade:

Staten Island Advance looks at the history of the parade:

The parade in 1935 :

The parade in 1939:

The parade in 1945:

The parade in 1998 (the whole thing, over two hours in length):

Now, here are some topics on Thanksgiving and why the holiday is good for you:


And, finally, one last video: President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt’s 1903 Thanksgiving Proclamation, read by the Washington Post’s opinion columnists:


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

See you Sunday!


Day 120- November 19th, 2018

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As always, I hope that all is well.  My apologies to those of you who prefer reading an article to watching a video.  I’m posting five videos on healthy lifestyle and eating.  I’ll also include a link back to Day 118 which lists wellness happenings and resources.  There are many ongoing and upcoming wellness-related events in our area, so please take a look at Day 118. Just follow this link.  And here are the videos:

The Top Ten Healthiest Foods (everyone has a different list):

Dr. Mike talks about the Harvard Study and the Blue Zones Project:

Top Ten Food Myths:

A series of short opinions on the nine Blue Zones Principles:


Blue Zones Costa Rica The role of religion in longevity:

Before you leave, be sure to check out Day 118 by clicking here.

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

See you Wednesday!

Day 119- November 15th, 2018

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I hope that you are all well and happily pursuing your quest for ever greater wellness. On Day 112 (October 26th, 2018) we started indexing (Days 21 through 42) the blog.  Today we’ll continue with days 43 through 65. A brief description of the posting topic for each day is listed below, together with a link to take you to that posting.  I hope you enjoy this review of what we’ve been doing!


We’re ending, of course, with a video. This one explains in about ninety seconds why you should consider following the Blue Zones Diet.  I would recommend the entire Blue Zones Lifestyle.

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

See you Sunday!

Day 118- November 12th, 2018

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It’s Sunday already (although you probably won’t be seeing this until Monday.)  We had a great Adult Scripture Study Class today (we’re still studying “Acts”), a wonderful sermon on Stewardship, a delectable brunch with friends at the Whistling Farmer Pub, and, then, THE BILLS WON!  Wow- what a wonderful day! (My Apologies to the Jets fans.)

I thought that today we’d look at four things: Emergency Resources in Our Area, Local Businesses and Services that Promote Wellness in Our Area, Wellness-Related Activities in Our Area, and Some Additional Videos about last Wednesday’s Discussion on our Microbiomes, because some of you were so interested and others found the subject fascinatingly creepy (but, hopefully, useful).  Here are the topics together with links to more information:

Emergency and Other Resources in the Keshequa Area:


Local Services and Businesses that Promote Wellness in our area:


Wellness Activities in the Keshequa Area:


And, finally, Some Videos about our Microbiomes,

The Hidden World of Microbiomes (Animated, about 3 minutes)

You Are Mainly Microbe (Animated about 4 minutes)

Your Gut Microbes are Controlling Your Mind (about 3.5 minutes)

John Cryan:  Feed your microbes and nurture your mind (about 16 minutes)

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

See you Wednesday!

Day 117- November 8th, 2018

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Wow- it’s hard to believe that Wednesday is here already. (You won’t see this posting until Thursday.)  We had a great meeting of the “Be Well in Nunda” steering committee, where we discussed what we will be doing at “Christmas in Nunda” this year.  Today we are going to talk a bit about our “Gut Bacteria” and its importance, but first be sure to check out “Local Wellness Activities”, the “Be Well In Nunda Facebook Page”, the “Christmas In Nunda Facebook Page” and the “Community Christmas Candle Light Service” by clicking on the appropriate images below: 



Local Wellness Activities





Be Well In Nunda







Community Christmas  Service





Christmas In Nunda

Now, how about those gut bacteria?  Below are listed some topics related to our gut bacteria together with links to websites dealing with those topics.  I hope they are helpful and interesting:

And here is an interesting video about how bacteria rule over our bodies:

Thanks for reading and for joining the quest for wellness.

See you Sunday!


Day 116- November 5th, 2018

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I hope you are well in every way possible!  Sunday afternoon we had our first meeting to plan next year’s Nunda Americana Day, which will be Saturday, July 6, 2019. Here’s a link to the poster for last year’s celebration.  We have decided to have just one day again next year before possibly extending the celebration to more than one day.  We have also decided to add lots of activities for all age levels; it should be loads of fun!

Tomorrow I have my six-month dental checkup, so I’m going to include some information about caring for your teeth, but first I want to remind everybody about some Nunda area activities you might be interested in:

Remember that during Nunda Town or Nunda Village office hours, you may sign out a Bocce Set and play on the government center lawn.



Clip on the image to the left to visit our page on the Nunda Area Community Christmas Service. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7 PM at Trinity Church (25 East St. Nunda, NY)





Click on the image to the right to see wellness-related activities in the the Nunda/Dalton/Keshequa area.



Click on the image to the left to visit the “Be Well In Nunda” Facebook page. (You will need to sign into Facebook.)


Finally, here are some links to information about caring for your teeth and related health concerns. I hope you find the information helpful and interesting:

And, finally, four videos: “How to Floss”, “How to Brush”, “Getting Your Child to Brush” and (for kids) “How to Have a Bright Smile.”





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

See you Wednesday!