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Friday, July 31, 2009



A few excerpts from Obama's Health Care Plan

The below excerpts from the propose Bill pending before Congress—are incredible—and important to read below—it will only take you a moment- and then—please communicate to your US Congressional Representatives & US Senators by email– using the below easy link – and let them know what you think and what you want them to do --

While the Health Care System really needs reform, the current bill is not the right thing to do ---

it is an expensive catastrophe in the making.

please take the time to look at a few of the cited points.

This is Brave, New World stuff --- a not good for your health, your health insurance, or the health of our country, if you conceive freedom of choice and liberty, to be a hallmark of living in the USA.

Let's get it right the first time. Please get in contact with your Congressional representatives and US senators

to let them know how you feel.

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt

Following is a partial analysis of the first 472 pages (of the 1051 pages) of the Health Care Reform Bill. This analysis was done by http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/. I did check out several of the statements made below (by noted page and section in the bill) and found that the ones I checked were accurate. Needless to say, I did not check all of them. If you are interested, below is a link to the actual Bill for your reference.

http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

I think it is very important for all of us to be informed. To put it mildly, this is a very diabolical and horrific bill and needs to be stopped in all forms and variations!

More on the health plan... from a quick inventory by familysecuritymatters.org

Pg 22 of the HC Bill mandates the Government will audit books of all employers that self insure.

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill — a Government committee will decide what treatments/benefits a person may receive.

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill — YOUR HEALTHCARE WILL BE RATIONED!

Pg 42 of HC Bill — The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you.

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill — HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Pg 58 HC Bill — Government will have real-time access to individual's finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have direct access to your bank accts for election funds transfer.

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Government will create an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control.

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill — Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example — Translation for illegal aliens.

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Government will use groups, i.e. ACORN & Americorps, to sign up individuals for Government HC plan.

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill — Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members — your Health care WILL be rationed.

PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill — Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue Government on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Government Monopoly.

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill — Doctors/ AMA — The Government will tell YOU what you can earn.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE.

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (the GOVERNMENT) will have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC — "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that.

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill — Doctors — doesn't matter what specialty — will all be paid the same.

PG 253 Line 10-18 Government sets value of Doctor's time, professional judgment, etc. Literally, value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131 Government mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

Pg 317 L 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion — Government will mandate hospitals cannot expand.

Pg 354 Sec 1177 — Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people!

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. Think Senior Citizens end of life prodding.

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in how to die.

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends.

PG 429 Lines 10-12 "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the Government to end a life!

Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION. 1 monthly payment to a community-based organization. (Like ACORN?)


This bill would drive unemployment, taxes, and the deficit through the stratosphere. It would turn hospitals into the DMV, dramatically reduce our access to healthcare, let bureaucratic slime decide when it's time for us to die, and guarantee that no one in his right mind goes to medical school. As for the damage this would do to individual liberty, well you decide.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009



Fitness Recipes

Here are a some excellent fitness recipes.

Fitness Bread Recipe

Ingredients for the bread:

1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 Large Ripe Bananas, mashed
3/4 Cup stevia
2 Egg Whites, beaten
1/2 Cup Apple Sauce
1 Tbsp. Light Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (Almonds or Walnuts, your preference) chop slightly
more than a 1/2 Cup because you'll need some for the topping.

In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (except stevia), and mix well.
In another bowl combine the bananas, stevia, egg, applesauce, and sour
cream, mix well. Mix dry and wet ingredients slowly. Grease baking pan
with Pam and pour in mixture.

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 375.


Fitness Chili Recipe

1 1/2 lbs lean ground meat (lean ground turkey works well)
1 large diced red bell pepper
5-6 jalapeno peppers diced (or however hot you like)
2 onions diced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 can of kidney beans or black beans
Half bag frozen corn
2 Tbsp molasses
1 or 2 Tbsp of chili powder
1 or 2 tsp of cumin
1 or 2 Tbsp of crushed garlic
1/2 cup oat bran
1 ripe avocado
1 bag of reduced fat cheddar cheese

Using a large pot, cook meat in olive oil on medium heat. Add all of
the diced vegetables and remaining ingredients (except avocado and
cheese) as you get them ready. Once everything is in the pot, reduce
heat to low and simmer for 45 - 60 minutes.

Top each bowl with freshly diced ripe avocado and sprinkle with
some low-fat cheddar cheese.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009



Fat Facts

1) Fat is a high calorie food. There are 9 calories in each gram of
fat.

2) Fat contains more than twice the number of calories in protein
or carbohydrates.

3) From a weight loss/calories viewpoint, all fats are equally 'bad.'

4) Low-calorie diets are usually low in fat.

5) If you are trying to lose weight, it is best to reduce your
intake of high-fat, high-calorie foods like butter (80 percent fat),
mayo (75-80 percent fat) and oil (100 per cent fat.)

6) Fast food is generally high in fat and calories.

7) Fat-free foods are not necessarily low in calories. Many fat-free
sweet products are high in sugar and therefore high in calories.

8) From a health viewpoint, not all fats are equally 'bad'.
Monounsaturated f at may contain the same calories as saturated or
hydrogenated fat, but it offers clear health benefits. Even so, the
Food Pyramid Guidelines and official US Dietary guidelines recommend
that all fats should be eaten sparingly.

9) While there is no substitute for proper diet and exercise,
sometimes we are stuck with having to eat on the run and every
now and again we will cheat by eating some great tasting high f at
foods. For such "damage control" take Fat Absorber a product
that naturally blocks absorption of fat in the food you consume.
The blocking action reduces the number of calories available to
the body from the food eat.

For full details go to: Fat Absorber

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Thursday, July 16, 2009



Muscle Cramps

A muscle cramp is a sudden forceful uncontrolled contraction of a
muscle. Often causing pain, cramps are most commonly experienced
in the legs.

Cramps usually last less than one minute, but may last longer.

What causes a cramp?

The exact cause of a cramping is not well understood, but here
are some risk factors that are thought to contribute:

· Overexertion and muscle fatigue

· Excess sweating or dehydration which depletes needed minerals.
(Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus).

· Calcification, in which blood gets trapped in a muscle and hardens.

· Wearing high heel shoes or (men usually) shoe lifts

· Age- Leg cramps are more common in adolescents and over 65-ers.

· Some medications have cramping as a possible side effect.

· Claudication - Poor blood supply to leg muscles caused by smoking
and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) can cause a type of
calf pain called claudication. This could be mistaken for cramping.

· A common cause in health clubs is a sudden change in routine such
as a 10% plus increase in activity or new or much harder exercises.

How can cramps be prevented? · Stay Hydrated - It is not exactly
known how dehydration and muscle cramping are related. Drink plenty
of water before, during, and after exercise as well as water before
bedtime.

· Stretch Regularly AFTER Exercising- When working out, a good
post-work out stretching routine will help relax muscles and prevent
cramps. Also make and sure your heart rate is below 105 bps.

· Train Gradually - Gradually build up an exercise program. Sudden
changes in activities can cause cramps.

What is the best way to make a cramp go away?

Usually the most effective steps are:

1. Gently stretch the affected muscle and hold for 20 seconds

2. Firmly, with slow strokes, massage the cramped muscle

3. Warm the muscle (warm towel, bath, or shower)

4. Drink water

When do I need to have cramps evaluated by a doctor?

If cramps become a persistent and recurring problem, see your
doctor.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009



Healthy Lemonade Recipes

Lemonade: That Cool Refreshing Drink.

I love lemonade but most recipes are loaded with sugar, so here are my
favorite healthy and natural lemonade recipes that I know you will love
also.

Muscle Beach Lemonade Recipe

1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1 cup hot water
7 cups cold water
1 cup raw honey

Stir honey into the hot water over low heat until fully blended.

Let cool and add lemon juice and cold water into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir
or shake vigorously.

Slice two of the remaining lemon rind halves into fourths for a total of
eight pieces, then add the rinds to the pitcher. Add ice to the top of
the pitcher and chill.

Serve the lemonade over ice in 12-ounce glass and add a lemon rind slice
to each glass.

Natural Lemonade Juicer Recipe

1/4 lemmon (including skin)
4 apples

Use an electric juicer to juice the 4 apples and the 1/4 lemon.

Pour over crushed ice.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009



The Truth About Hypnosis for Bodybuilding

Hypnosis does not work!

Not only can you not get the results you desire but you can also get bad results.

There have been instances of many bad things happening to people who have undergone hypnosis. I have heard of people who have become emotionally and mentally unstable and even some that suffered injuries while hypnotized.

For the full story read Bodybuilding and Hypnosis

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Sunday, July 05, 2009



Exercising in the Heat

It is very important to remember the potential dangers that come
with exercising in hot conditions. As long as you know the do's and
don'ts of working out in the heat, then you can fully take advantage
of all the fun of summer.

What you should do: Drink plenty of fluids. It's extremely important
to stay hydrated. If you're thirsty then you are already dehydrated;
drink before you feel a need to. Be sure to drink throughout the day
(stick to non- caffeinated beverages, preferably water). Also, drink
15-20 minutes before beginning your workout and every 15 minutes
throughout the exercise.

Eat regularly. The heat can decrease your appetite, but it's important
to eat normally. Try to eat small meals 5-6 times a day. Include
lots of fruits and vegetables. Aside from being nutritious, fruits
also tend to help with hydration.

Wear light, loose fitting clothes that can breathe. Cotton is always
a good choice. If your outdoor activity produces a lot of perspiration,
consider clothing that is designed to wick the sweat away.

Wear sunscreen. Even if you exercise early in the morning or late in
the evening, if the sun can reach you then you can get burned. Not
only is a sunburn bad on the skin and potentially dangerous but it
also hinders your bodies ability to stay cool.

Use common sense and don't attempt strenuous activities that your
body is not accustomed to. Stick to exercises that you are
very familiar and comfortable with.

Check the weather forecast. It's best not to participate in intense
outdoor exercise sessions when the heat index registers in the
dangerous zone.

What you should not do: Don't try to diet by sweating. Excessive
perspiration is not the key to permanent weight loss. Any decrease
in the scale would simply be a result of water loss, not fat
reduction.

Don't adapt the "no pain, no gain" motto. Ignoring your body's signals
could be dangerous. Heat-related illnesses come with warning signs.
Be sure to learn how to recognize them and what actions to take.
Don't forget to drink plenty of liquid when swimming. Just because
your body is surrounded by water does not mean that you are
well-hydrated. As with any land exercises, you need to regularly
replenish lost fluids when in the pool.

Avoid physical activity during the hottest part of the day, which
usually is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you want (or need) to be
working in very hot temperatures, don't do it until you become
acclimated.

Try to spend only a few minutes a day in the hot conditions for
the first couple of weeks and then add time gradually each day.

Avoid extreme changes in temperature. Don't hop from being
extremely hot and sweating excessively right into an ice cold,
air-conditioned environment. Try to cool your body down slightly
before exposing it to the extreme temperature variation.

Whether you have to work outside or do it for enjoyment, following
the above tips will help you stay cool and safe during the dog
days of summer. So, don't spend the season cooped up, get out
there and have some fun!

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Hi, Guys,

Dame Judi Dench narrates a fantastic video entitled "The Last Days of Health Freedom," that gives a comprehensive look at the very real possibility that our freedom to take nutritional supplements as we choose may be not only taken away from us, but denied under threat of imprisonment. Right now in France, a woman is on trial for selling Vitamin C in 500 mg. tablets!

Here's the website address of the video:
http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/24.html

WHAT TO DO? First, go to this site and look and listen. Then if you want to contribute to the only lobbying group on our side that I'm aware of, go to http://www.AmericanWellnessCoalition.com
They have an excellent free newsletter that will keep you updated on the war being fought against corporate takeover in this area, and you can even contribute to help them stay afloat so they can fight for us. I have the latest one and will forward it to anyone who asks.

This short letter from BrasscheckTV says it well:

"It's not enough that they pollute with
real toxins including dangerous
substances like mercury...

"It's not enough that they push
food that's not only non-nutritious
but also injurious to health...

"It's not enough they they approve
drugs that not only don't work, but
also create dangerous, side effects...

"They (the medical-industrial-food
complex) also wants to take away
your ability to opt out of their
madness."

They will succeed unless we become much more active against them.
What say, guys? Write your Congressmen and your Senators. We
can prevail against this enslavement if we act NOW.



Chocolate Banana Protein Bars

1 1/4 cup raw bananas
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large egg whites
4 oz non fat milk
2 cups 100% whole grain old fashioned oatmeal
1/3 cup Stevia
1 Tbsp Udo's choice oil blend
1/2 cup Designer Whey Chocolate flavor (or equivalent brand)

In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients. Preheat oven to
300 degrees. Pour mixture into a non-stick cake pan, and bake
for 25 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool slightly, then cut
to size. This recipe will make 8 small bars or 4 larger ones.
Remember that if you make 4 servings, nutritional information
will be doubled.

Calories: 188
Protein: 11.05 g
Carbs: 27.94 g
Fat: 4.56 g

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