Friday, March 26, 2010
In this week's issue, I want to address the use of medicinal foods to combat health maladies such as heart disease. This use of food as medicine ought to be preventative as well as restorative. Nourishing and nutritious foods help the body to fight its way towards health. Using food to maintain and restore health is both right and good, and a good method of achiving the correct modification of lifestyle so necessary to achieving optimal health.
So, what are these so-called super foods?
*purple grapes and purple grape juice
*black, green, oolong tea
*olive leaf extract
Grapes prevent LDL buildup. Grape juice increases the immune system. Cinnamon increases good/HDL cholesterol while declining blood pressure. Teas contrel stress cortisols from circulating in the body. Spinach strengthens blood vessels. Olive leaf decreases blood pressure. Orange juice increases the production of collagen which keeps veins and capillaries strong. Vitamin D decreases inflammation and increases immunity. Fish oil and cod liver oils regulate cholesterol and have antiinflammatory properties.
With all the advances in science, sometimes it is the small and accessible changes that can do the most good. All of these foods are within reach, and within budget. As some of them do the same things, then concentrate on your diet and you may just be surprised at how your health improves!
GO RED! FOR WOMEN HEART HEALTH CHECKLIST FOR 0326:
1. Get your numbers www.goredforwomen.org
2. Make an appointment with your doctor to see what you can do to improve health.
3. Add healthful foods to your diet. You can do it! Try at least three things off of the list and add them to your daily meals.
4. Have a laugh! Give yourself a good chuckle to get your heart going!
Once again, from the bottom of my heart,
From my heart to yours,
Heart Health Ambassador
San Jose American Health Association
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Half the Sky LIVE: San Jose to participate in the premiere
March 4, 7:11 PMSan Jose Stay-at-Home Moms ExaminerDoula AngelitaPrevious Comment Print Email RSS Subscribe Subscribe
"Women hold up half the sky." This is a Chinese proverb according women the respect they deserve for being an integral part of the human experience. Though in actual fact, the whole of Chinese history can be seen as a struggle of the yin and the yang, the male and the female, women do hold a peculiar role in many societies.
Necessary for reproduction, to bring forth an heir, to cement alliances, to forge new enterprises, at the same time wholesale slavery and prostitution, genital mutilation, mass rape, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, bullying, etc. conspire to keep women subjugated and in a position of inequality. International Women's Day addresses these disparities, and seeks to shine a light on those issues which maintain women in an inferior position. For this reason, in honour of International Women's Day, a special 500 city screening of "Half the Sky LIVE" will occur-and San Jose movie theatres will present the event on three screens.
Half the Sky LIVE is an interactive event in which there will be a screening of Marisa Tomei's film "Woineshet" the story of one Ethiopian woman who finds a pathway to triumph despite rape, forced marriage, and discrimination. In addition to the viewing, there will be readings from the Half the Sky book of various other women profiled in the book. India.Arie, Sarah Ferguson, Sheryl Wudunn, and Maria Bello are scheduled to perform the dramatic readings. In addition, there will be a discussion panel featuring the women and a chance to sign up and volunteer with various organizations supporting women worldwide.
In San Jose, the following cinemas will showcase the film at 7:30P:
CineArts @ Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Dr. 800.32632646-983#
AMC Eastridge 15, 2190 Eastridge Loop, 408.274.2274
Century 20 Oakridge, 925 Blossom Hill Rd. 800.32632646-972#
This is an important event for the San Jose Community, especially in view of the fact that San Jose is home to the Woman's Club. Founded in 1894, this venerable organization is dedicated to promoting the causes of humanity through the works of women. Not only do they support the Half the Sky LIVE event, they have a year's worth of activities to celebrate the cause of women. " Half the Sky LIVE puts a new and fresh set of eyes on the situation of women, something that we uphold here at the Woman's Club", declares member Diana Zappel. "We give our full support to Half the Sky LIVE" she continues.
For all those interested in how the triumph of the human spirit trumps institutionalized inhumanity, for all who are interested in women's studies, for all interested in seeing and participating in a discussion of the human condition, Half of the Sky LIVE affords a wonderful opportunity to do just that. The fact that three screens in San Jose will be occupied with this event at 7:30P is a testament to San Jose's committment to women and women's issues.
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Here are some rules of Life to ponder:
1. Give credit, take blame.
2. Don't boast, compliment.
3. In progress? Finish then celebrate!
4. Don't throw sand or mud.
5. Take a nap. Frequently.
6. Good manners cost nothing.
7. Speak not in anger.
8. Look in the mirror and like who you see.
Happiness for today!