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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
This is another topic that has been receiving more press recently which is a good thing. Fermented foods have been around for centuries and have been vital to many cultures. As we have become more “modernized” with the processing and packaging of our foods, many have lost touch with this art.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Here are some other tips to add to last weeks article on how to read a vitamin label. First, try to stay away from the grocery store! Most food at the stores are filled with preservatives, additives, hormones, etc. If you have space and can do it, try to grow whatever you can at home even if its just a few herbs.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
It could be argued that never in history has so much been spent on the advertising and purchasing of any merchandise, with so little knowledge of the product, as there has been on the vitamin and supplement industry. Billions are spent annually, by the consumer, wholesalers, etc. without anyone REALLY knowing the difference between a synthetic and a truly natural vitamin or the difference between an organic versus inorganic material.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
I love to cook. I love food. Like most of us, we are very busy and pressed for time. Here is a list of gadgets that I think are necessary for a healthy life. Many are very easy to use, not expensive, and you can get the whole family involved.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
David Cech was born in East Chicago, Indiana. His first piece of art, made at 7 years old, was a flower made from colored tile pieces on a wooden board. He studied art at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois and at Oakton Community College. The piece shown here is painted in oils on canvas, the inspiration straight out of David’s imagination. Samples of his paintings are exhibited at the Uptown Blanco Art Studio on 3rd street. David thoroughly enjoys the Tejas Art Class.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
We all want to look and feel as great as possible. A great way to do this is to make sure you are having plenty of antioxidants in your diet. With all of the chemicals and toxins we breathe in, ingest, etc it’s more important than ever to do this.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
My name is Sarah Shumake and I am your 2013-2014 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen. As the summer comes to a close it’s once again that time for girls from both the North and South end of our county who will be entering their freshmen, sophomore, or junior year of high school to sign up and participate in the annual queens contest. For the past three years I have had the greatest opportunities: traveling all over the Texas Hill Country, meeting new people, improving my public communication ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
There is the great deal of controversy around the truth of including fats and oils in our diet. Many people say that fat and oil cause some common degenerative diseases. The reality is that unhealthy oils create unhealthy people and healthy oils build health in people. Our brain, nervous system and every cell in our body contains some form or fat or fatty acids.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I know a lot of people who suffer from environmental allergies and they are tired of taking medications and want to enjoy life especially during times of high pollen counts. There are a few reasons for this. I want to discuss one of the primary possibilities that most people don’t think about regarding seasonal allergies.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
1. Cookware: eliminate aluminum and Teflon; use glass, stainless steel, iron, corning ware. 2. Eat good fats for mineral absorption energy and mood (avoid margarine, shortenings, hydrogenated oils; use grass-fed butter, olive oil, coconut oil). 3. Eat quality protein such as salmon, grass fed beef, organic chicken, pasture-raised eggs (about 4 ounces at each meal) for rebuilding and mood. 4.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
On the morning of 10 July, 1943, LST 344, soon to be named the USS Blanco County, waited amidst the American invasion fleet laying off the coast of Sicily. Earlier that morning paratroopers were dropped inland and the first wave of landing craft had headed towards the shore near Gela.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
There are several nutritional components we should look at as we get older. As we age, our body has a more difficult time either digesting or absorbing nutrients or both. There are several nutritional needs for almost every elderly person. By knowing what to look for and how to fix it, this will help almost any elderly person live a much healthier and happier life. You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb: Technically any nutrient isn’t in our body until it is absorbed in our small ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
While I can’t tell anyone to take or not to take medications, I can discuss the research and natural approaches. Here’s some data for you…from the Journal of Rheumatology Annually more than 70 million prescriptions are written and more than 30 billion sold OTC in the US 13 million people in the US use NSAIDs regularly. The estimated number of annual hospitalizations in the US for serious gastrointestinal complications is at least 103,000 with direct costs exceeding $2 billion. There ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Statistics from the National Weather Service report total property damage from weather events in 2013 at $8.8 billion, down from $32.8 billion in 2012 and $20 billion in 2011. July brought the most weather—related deaths for the past two years with 103 in 2013 and 156 in 2012, mostly related to tornadoes and extreme heat.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
I would like to reflect on and give my gratitude to the Patriots of WWII; living and deceased. In Remembrance of all you gave and sacrificed, for our country, We Thank You. This week in history; we remember D - DAY, June 6, 1944. The Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France - resulting in a devastating blow to Germany.