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Protect You and Your Family during Flu Season with an Immune Booster

Posted Monday, November 15, 2010

You may have noticed lately that there’s a slight nip in the air, which signals the transition between the fall and winter seasons in Vancouver.  While we Vancouverites love the changing colours of the leaves and the prospect of hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard, we’re not excited about red eyes, runny noses or being kept awake at night by coughing.  Yes, it’s that time of year again- flu season.  ... FULL POST

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Robert commented on 30-Sep-2012 01:46 PM
Thanks so much Lisa and I love the running idea. I am a rneunr myself not only do you save the planet but you help your body at the same time! Just so you know your not the only one that has run with a stroller just to carry the stuff!! Thanks for the comment!
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Idaianne commented on 01-Oct-2012 02:06 AM
Besides, can they really MAKE eyrovene get weighed and measured? The laws in the U.S. are pretty much firmly on the side that no adult can be forced to go to a doctor or to take their children to one, or accept any kind of treatment or testing, except in rare instances like a danger-to-self-or-others temporary psych hold or getting kids required immunizations for school. That pretty much means we can refuse to be weighed or have our children weighed. Maybe there are a lot of people who don’t know that they are allowed to refuse, but I have seen enough medical records to know it happens all the time. (And when someone is over about 400 pounds or so, a general practitioner doctor’s office is unlikely to have the right equipment to weigh them; even a lot of hospitals don’t have it.) Yes, we have the right to refuse care *now,* but do you really, honestly think it will stay like that? Do you really think that people, who are paying for your healthcare with their tax dollars, are going to care much about your rights if you develop a disease that's *allegedly* lifestyle-related? Besides, we’ll never, ever have complete government control of health care in America. The corporations would never allow it. Furthermore, the major corporate interests involved in health care — Big Pharma and the insurance companies — are at direct odds with one another. The former wants people to have as many prescriptions and surgeries as possible; the latter wants us to never set foot in a doctor’s office or hospital, ever. Which, as far as I'm concerned, is a good thing. I feel a lot less anxious knowing that that is the case, even though it's not a whole lot of comfort to me. But the “fatties use up too much health care” blame game is just as much a tool of the insurance companies as it is of any government body — and it’s not like anyone actually has a shot at better coverage unless they are young, thin, and in perfect health, and carry their own private policy as opposed to their (or their partner’s or parent’s) employer’s. The HCR exchanges might enable you to carry a different company’s card if you’re unemployed, but they all pull the same shenanigans. Really? Why, I had no idea.:)You're missing a crucial point, though. First, while you are right in that corporate America is hardly blameless in its abuse of fat people, you have yet to establish how government control of healthcare would solve this problem. Governments can be ruthless in their seeking of money, power, and prestige just like corporations, especially when acting at the behest of such a fat-phobic voting bloc. And, just like corporations that choose not to hire fat people or insurance companies that charge higher premiums, governments can fine, imprison, force medical treatment on, or refuse to cover noncompliant people. With corporations, at least, you have more options and a legal recourse. The government is a true monpoly. And what legal recourse do you have when your government is the oppressor? BL is arguing from a libertartian point of view and, as such, she will advocate deregulation of the health care industry. I'm not arguing for that, necessarily, but I AM arguing that government-run healthcare won't be any better. Really, we are trading one set of problems for another.What about doctors? Like it or not, doctors need to make money in order to practice medicine. How much are they really going to be paid under government healthcare? The people only have so much money to pay in taxes, and third-party payments may or may not be allowed. Trust me. I've been on Medicaid, and it's next to impossible to find doctors that accept new patients on Medicaid. Why? Because they are reimbursed by the government, which doesn't pay nearly as much as private insurance. Don't get me started on the weight lists and their managed care plans.
Moonesam commented on 01-Oct-2012 05:04 AM
WOW. You two look sincerely and dpeely in love. Congrats kids, I know the wedding will be as stunning as these photos! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures!
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Nicolas commented on 02-Oct-2012 09:44 PM
So when we do what he has gifted us to do, we wosrihp him by being who he truly created us to be. great words, mari. i really, really like this. and it's kind of funny, because i was thinking about this same thing that morning we visited imago dei with you a couple weeks back.it's beautiful to think how He created us all with specific gifts, for specific purposes. and when we're using these gifts, we're wosrihping Him (as you pointed out). and, in doing so, He's working through us to accomplish His purposes. in those moments. His purposes are being accomplished when we're wosrihping Him, and when we're doing what He gifted us to do. to help spread Himself. it's kind of like it was all in the plan. so cool to think. good stuff, mari. thanks for sharing.
John commented on 02-Oct-2012 11:39 PM
SteveHi JulieIt already seems like ages ago good fun doing it thgouh, I surprised myself at how easy I did it I was expecting so much more pain Hopefully, with the up coming golf day we should manage to raise over a31500 for Jeans For Genes -which will be a great effortcheersSteve
Ismahan commented on 03-Oct-2012 01:36 AM
hey john and erin had a great time with you guys that sunny sat in nov. when we stumble acsors new people on our travels it is never by chance, rather orchestrated by a great God who guides us in this journey of life. loved reading your blog. how random was that german girl we met. we continued our journey to picton and had a cup of tea together (and a few more smokes). enjoy the rest of your journey in this great land of kiwis & kakas .
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5 Do’s & 5 Don’ts for Building a Strong Immune System

Posted Thursday, November 11, 2010

Do's for a Strong Immune System   ... FULL POST

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Walsh commented on 30-Sep-2012 11:50 AM
The timeline that the raotler mentioned isn't law, it's in your strata rules. Check with a member of your strata council, or better yet, check the strata rules yourself. You were given copies of all of the rules and regulations of the strata when you purchased the condo.The recent release of the BC Assessments showed a significant rise in the value of all homes here. If you purchased in Yaletown, you'll be surprised. Check all of your documentation about renting units in your building, and decide if holding onto the property is right for you. If you leave and rent the unit out, you'll still have to file and pay taxes in Canada. Good luck!
Eizha commented on 30-Sep-2012 01:36 PM
/ It's so good to see the photos of where you were and what you did and Evan slinpeeg in the car and Joseph and the GoodSeed booth we just need a picture of Suzanne now! Thank our Gracious God that He protected you all the way . and especially from the avalanche! I never thought of such a thing happening along the way!
Hiroyuki commented on 30-Sep-2012 02:27 PM
People are saying that the job mrakets are gonna get pretty awesome round here for the next while then fall with an acceleration of 9.8 m/s straight down.I like the logo of the CA olympics, with the maple leaf with the flames infront of it; I bought myself a hoody with it on it.
Leyla commented on 30-Sep-2012 02:46 PM
all you skters shuold have a riot next time what are fat jelly busting cops gonna do? they are to fat to run after you they shuold be thankful your not all criminals , instead your kids that like to skateboard and have fun getting exsersize.(i think i spelled that wrong)lol those cops shuold be thanking you instead of herassing you. they are no match for the skaters. cops are half stupid..
Moka commented on 30-Sep-2012 02:49 PM
shit why did like 100000 people get on the train to skate? I mean isn't saitkng all about saitkng from spot to spot, and having fun while cruising? what's the point of hving everyone on the train? :
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Tea of the Month: Licorice

Posted Monday, November 01, 2010

While we’re big fans of licorice tea all year long, we especially love it during flu season because it supports the adrenal glands and the immune system, which need to be in tip-top condition to ward off viruses. 

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Akash commented on 30-Sep-2012 12:26 PM
If you really like the smell of snow or gsneehoures (or 100 s of other strange items) you might want to check out Demeter Fragrance. They have been around for years making unique items which make great gifts. Snow is one of their scents.I kid not, nor am I selling anything here. I found them in a small boutique years ago and just thought they were delightfully fun. They have a website which descibes the scents and you won't beleive the list of scents!You know that smell when you cut a tomato plant? Yep, they have a scent of that.I enjoy you blog but tend to not comment but just wanted to let you know someone HAS bottled it.
Tristen commented on 30-Sep-2012 02:20 PM
Lisa! I can't believe you have aoehtnr blog. Something else for me to stalk (apart from the jeffandlisa blog). I could not resist commenting on this. I am so absolutely happy for Jeff and you. Parenting is the best thing that happend to Ej and me too. And I can totally relate to knowing how such a small little bean makes such a BIG impression in your life. Good luck guys!
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Jack commented on 02-Oct-2012 11:11 PM
I agree with Living400lbs, what is the difference beeewtn tracking height/weight and BMI? The only difference is that the latter involves more math.Besides, can they really MAKE everyone get weighed and measured? The laws in the U.S. are pretty much firmly on the side that no adult can be forced to go to a doctor or to take their children to one, or accept any kind of treatment or testing, except in rare instances like a danger-to-self-or-others temporary psych hold or getting kids required immunizations for school. That pretty much means we can refuse to be weighed or have our children weighed. Maybe there are a lot of people who don't know that they are allowed to refuse, but I have seen enough medical records to know it happens all the time. (And when someone is over about 400 pounds or so, a general practitioner doctor's office is unlikely to have the right equipment to weigh them; even a lot of hospitals don't have it.)Besides, we'll never, ever have complete government control of health care in America. The corporations would never allow it. Furthermore, the major corporate interests involved in health care Big Pharma and the insurance companies are at direct odds with one another. The former wants people to have as many prescriptions and surgeries as possible; the latter wants us to never set foot in a doctor's office or hospital, ever. But the fatties use up too much health care blame game is just as much a tool of the insurance companies as it is of any government body and it's not like anyone actually has a shot at better coverage unless they are young, thin, and in perfect health, and carry their own private policy as opposed to their (or their partner's or parent's) employer's. The HCR exchanges might enable you to carry a different company's card if you're unemployed, but they all pull the same shenanigans.
Bobcat commented on 05-Oct-2012 01:06 AM
Nice article and title, Marc. Although I’ve been out of the medical sciences for a while, I remember talking about this specifically at length with quite a few people. FIrst off, you are absolutely right, naturopaths can not possibly produce unique treatments for everyone AND know that these treatments will work. It is non-sensical to think so. I do think, however, that naturopaths divide sickness into more (or at least different) categories that do doctors. For example, suppose you go see a doctor for a skin fungus. He/she will make no effort to find the cause, but simply prescribe a fungicide. I’ve always found it unfortunate that doctors always have the “band-aid” solutions, and no real interest in finding the “cause” of a problem. Now, go see a naturopath with the same skin fungus. He/she is likely to say something like “You have an imbalance in your blood ions because your blood type is AB but you eat a lot of tomatoes which acidifies….and so on. This imbalance manifests itself by weakening your immune system, and hence you have a skin infection… Stop eating acidic products, drink this tea, take this herb and it will clear right up”. So, in summary, you are right in saying they are still categorizing you. Despite the fact that they often misrepresent their treatments in advertising, I will say this: contrary to most doctors, they do try to treat YOU, rather than treat the symptoms.Keep the great articles coming!

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Aim to Combat Swine Flu (H1N1) the Natural Way

Posted Sunday, December 06, 2009

Flu season is rapidly approaching and the WHO (World Health Organization) expects swine flu (H1N1) will be hitting hard again this fall. Here are 10 simple steps you can take to ensure you and your loved ones are not caught unprepared.  ... FULL POST

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Torra commented on 01-Oct-2012 02:34 AM
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