Humor

1. Walking 20 minutes can add to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

2. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60.. Now he’s 97 years old … and we haven’t a clue where he is.

3. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

4. The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

5. I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I’m doing.

6. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. I haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to actually go there.

7. Every time I hear the dirty word ‘exercise’, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

8. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they’ll say, “Well, he looks good, doesn’t he.”

9. If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

10. I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years . just getting over the hill was enough.

11. We all get heavier as we get older, because there’s a lot more information in our skulls. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

12. Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, just find a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine.

TRIVIAL PURSUIT FACTS YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL

North America and Africa
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38

Ohio
There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio; every one is manmade.

Pitcairn Island
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 sq. miles/4.53 sq. km

Rome
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Siberia
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world’s forests.

S.M.O.M.
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy; has an area of two tennis courts; and as of 2001 had a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.

Mercury found in high fructose corn syrup

Much of the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in processed foods is tainted with the toxic metal mercury. Mercury was found in nearly 50% of tested samples of commercial HFCS. According to David Wallinga, M.D., co-author of the study, “We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the FDA to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply.” Another study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy detected mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products including:

  • Quaker Oatmeal to Go bars
  • Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars
  • Manwich Gold Sloppy Joe
  • Market Pantry Grape Jelly
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jelly
  • Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry
  • Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup
  • Coca-Cola Classic: no mercury found on a second test
  • Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt
  • Minute Maid Berry Punch
  • Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink
  • Nesquik Chocolate Milk
  • Kemps Fat Free Chocolate Milk

You’re on Fire

“I’m on fire with desire”, “I burn with excitement” and other phrases refer to extreme emotional states. But you don’t need to go to extremes – you’re on fire all the time, awake and asleep.

Put your hand in front of your mouth or nose and exhale. What do you feel? Heat! Warm air! Where is the heat coming from? From your fire, of course. You’re burning right now as you read these words.

You’re burning up. Your fuel – food mixing with the oxygen you breathe – is creating fire and the result is heat and lots of other energy as well.

So why don’t you burn up? Well, you are. Don’t replenish your fuel stores with food and stop breathing and you’d shrivel up and die out, just like any other fire.
But we don’t have flames coming out of us, do we? We aren’t really on fire, are we?

We are. But, irrespective of what romance novelists may have us believe, our fire is quiet and slow. We burn ever so carefully so we won’t damage our insides and get, well, burnt. Our energy is released in little bits, in controlled amounts and steadily, as needed, not explosively as when we burn paper or wood.

All living creatures are on a slow fire. A very slow, low-temperature fire. How do they do this? They use special chemicals, proteins, called enzymes to keep the fire under control.

That’s why paper may burn at Fahrenheit 242 degrees but you burn at 98.6 degrees (on average).

Since you are always burning food you lose weight with every breath. You lose water too! What an odd fire – a wet burning one.

When did your fire begin?

You were born on fire. Your brain cells were dividing, your heart was racing, your blood was streaming even in utero – you were hot even then. But where did your fire come from? You didn’t start the fire. You received the fire from your parents. They received their fire from their parents, and they from theirs going back and back and back to the beginning.

Life is a struggle to keep your fire burning bright. Nurture your fire, let it burn pure and true, let your light shine as a blessing to all. Don’t let it get extinguished.

—Make sure you eat nutrient dense foods that have not been denatured by refining and by added chemicals.
–Eat organic fresh food. As a general rule eat foods that can go bad, before they go bad.
–Force your fire to burn hot by exercising so that sweat and extra heat can expel and burn away wastes.
–Drink plenty of good water so your slow fire can burn evenly.

**************AND every person should get a chiropractic checkup to ensure that their body is functioning at its peak. Keep your fire burning – see your chiropractor. ******************

Spinal Column – April 2009

Lanjopoulos Family Chiropractic
309 E Saginaw Hwy, Grand Ledge. 627- 4547

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Words of Wisdom
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You’re on Fire
Chiropractic in the news
Mercury found in high fructose corn syrup
Trivial Pursuit Facts You Might Find Useful
Humor

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The Big Idea

A slip on the snowy sidewalks in winter is a small thing. It happens to millions.
A fall from a ladder is a small thing. It also happens to millions
A slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation is a small thing.
The subluxation produces pressure on a nerve. That pressure is a small thing.
That decreased flowing produces a dis-eased body and brain
That is a big thing to that man.

Multiply that sick man by a thousand and you control
the physical and mental welfare of a city.
Multiply that man by one hundred thirty million, and you forecast
and can prophesy the physical and mental status of a nation.
So the slip or fall, the subluxation pressure, flow of mental images,
and disease are big enough to control the thoughts and actions of a nation.

Now comes a man. And one man is a small thing.
This man gives an adjustment. The adjustment is a small thing.
The adjustment replaces the subluxation. That is a small thing
The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves. This is a small thing.
The released pressure restores health to a man. This is a big thing to that man.
Mutiply that well man by a million and you increase the efficiency of a state.
Multiply that well man by a hundred million and
you have produced a healthy , wealthy, and better race for posterity.

So, the adjustment of the subluxation to release pressure upon nerves,
to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is big enough
to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world.

The idea that knows the cause, that can correct the cause of dis-ease,
Is one of the biggest ideas known. Without it, nations fall; with it, nations rise.
The idea is the biggest I know of.

-B.J.Palmer 1944

 

When faced with a health problem, how often have you said the following?

Maybe it will go away………….Are you willing to take the chance?

It comes and goes………………Why wait until it becomes a constant problem.

It’s not that bad!…………………….Compared to what?

Why change now?……………..Do you have so little respect for your body? (Remember it has to last 80+ years)

I don’t have any symptoms…..First sign of a heart attack in 57% of the time -death

I don’t have the time………….Can you afford to be out of commission?

I know what my problem is…..And your solution is……..?

I was told I have to live with it..Don’t give up on you body or your body will give up on you!

They couldn’t find anything…Isn’t it time for a different approach?

I don’t want to know!……………What you don’t know can hurt.

It’s because of my age!…………Why do some people age better than others?

I can’t afford it………………You can’t afford not to!

Such thoughts could prevent you from enjoying the benefits that millions have successfully experienced thru’ safe, gentle chiropractic care.

CHANGE THE MIND………..CHANGE THE BODY

Isn’t it time to start on your own health journey?

Think: How your past decisions have affected your health.
Evaluate: The quality of your present health.
Choose: To control the quality of your future health.
Change: Your thoughts, actions and decisions today which will determine the quality of life tomorrow

BAKED SWEET POTATOES AND APPLES

Serves: 4 to 6 servings

4 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple juice
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Cinnamon Ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bake or microwave the sweet potatoes until done but still firm. When cool enough to handle, cut them into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Oil a deep, 1 1/2 quart baking casserole. Arrange half of the sweet potato slices on the bottom. Drizzle with half of the margarine, then half of the maple syrup. Top with the apple slices. Sprinkle lightly with the cinnamon and cloves.

Repeat the layers, then pour the apple juice over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, covered, then for another 10 minutes, uncovered. Serve at once or cover and keep warm until needed.

Many people say they are too busy to cook, but no one seems to be too busy to eat!

This is often remedied by a lot of eating out, take-out, and make-do meals. I’d like to encourage people cook and eat at home, so here are some of my tried-and-true tips for making cooked-from-scratch meals a daily reality, even after the most exhausting days:

Make sure your pantry and freezer are stocked with good-quality ingredients for quick and/or “emergency meals.” My pantry standbys include canned beans, quick-cooking grains (like couscous and bulgur), white and sweet potatoes, and pastas. Plus, prepared sauces like marinara, barbecue, Thai peanut, and salsa. In the freezer are whole wheat English muffins, veggie burgers, pita bread (for quick pizzas), corn and wheat tortillas. Basic frozen veggies include corn, peas, green beans, and spinach (all organic if possible!). With fresh produce on hand, there are a myriad of nearly-instant meals that can be created with these basics.

Plan three full meals for the week ahead, allowing for two nights of leftovers. And do so BEFORE you go grocery shopping to prevent running back and forth to the store all week for ingredients. There is nothing worse than walking into the kitchen after a long day without a clue as to what you want to make. I try to practice what I preach, but whenever there is a week that I’ve left unplanned, I really regret it! Just 15 or 20 minutes of meal planning per week saves lots of time and simplifies your life immeasurably.

On Sunday, try to prepare a couple of basics for the week to come. Cook some plain brown rice (or other grain), bake some potatoes, sweet potatoes, or squash. Bake a quick bread or muffins, or prepare a good pasta sauce. Knowing that you have even one item that’s already prepared when you enter the kitchen at 6:00 is a sweet feeling, and the rest of the meal then comes together quickly.

Once a week, make a big one-pot meal that can stretch to two nights—a hearty soup or stew, chili, a casserole, or something that can be prepared in a crockpot. Then, all you need is a simple salad and fresh whole grain bread to accompany the meal.

Keep it simple! You need not spend hours cooking or use dozens of ingredients to create tasty meals