I started the keto diet in the middle of June. Since I was retiring from teaching, I had the time to concentrate on my overall health, which included losing weight. My goal is to shed 50 pounds in one year. It’s now the end of August and I have lost 18 pounds. If I lose a pound a week, I’m happy!
In the morning, I don’t eat breakfast. Instead, I’m doing an intermittent fast and will not eat until around 2:00 in the afternoon. This is something I could never have done while teaching. Perhaps, if I were younger…maybe.
In the morning, I start with a scoop of Dr. Berg’s organic raw wheat grass juice powder mixed in an 8 ounce glass of water. Then, I wait 30 minutes before sipping on some apple cider vinegar tea. This tea is very easy to make. You will need on tablespoon of the vinegar mixed in 4 ounces of hot water. After consuming this tea, I wait around 10 minutes to drink an 8 ounce glass of water mixed with a scoop of super collagen. Finally, I take one magnesium tablet.
Before I begin my walk, I do a few stretches. On most days, I will walk an hour to an hour and half. Before I began the keto diet, I had a difficult time walking. There was no way I could possibly walk more than twenty minutes. Now, thanks to eating right, I am always on the move.
Check out my video below:
Of course, birds have a brain. All animals have a brain. I mean who wouldn’t know that? So, when I read the article, “Birdbrain is a misnomer: new studies show birds’ remarkable cognitive skills,” published in Time Magazine (August 21, 2017), I just had to check it out. This is what I discovered:
There are three families of birds that research reveals as being most intelligent and they are the Corvids, Psttacidae, and the Cacatuidae. Personally, I can pronounce the first bird family mentioned but not the other two. But, that’s okay, since I’m not reading this article to anyone.
The birds that are in the Corvid family are crows, ravens, jays, magpies, rooks, and other species. When it comes to crows, this bird has been known as a toolmaker. It can reshape a paper clip into a hook so it can fish a treat out of a narrow vessel.
Another example from the Corvid family is a rook. A rook has learned how to drop pebbles into a partly filled pitcher, in order to raise the water level, and then snag treats floating on the surface.
Now, when it comes to oral communication, the Psttacidae family is well-known for having this skill. The parrots, parakeets, lovebirds, and kea are examples of birds found in this family. The most known for having the ability to mimic and even understand human speech is the parrot.
Irene Pepperberg, a comparative psychologist of Harvard University, became famous with the work she did with Alex the parrot. This remarkable parrot died in 2007 at the age of 3 with a vocabulary of more than 100 words. Also, Alex had the ability to assemble words into simple sentences. His last words spoken to Ms. Pepperberg, as she was covering his cage for the evening were, “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” I’m sure those last words she would always treasure, because I know I would.
Karl Berg, a professor of avian ecology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been recording parrot calls as part of a study to determine if these birds have a complex vocabulary. If so, then these birds are able to convey information about food, predators, mating, and other relevant matters.
Personally, I believe these birds are that intelligent! Realistically, we know that all animals must be able to communicate on some level of frequency.
Check out this video clip about Alex the Parrot:
Today, I decided to send a video to all of my friends and former co-workers to cheer them up! Eddie Brown does it all! Check him out below:
I'm not able to take the flu shot without having side effects, such as blood in my urine. So, I had to find an holistic treatment for when I might have the flu.
The moment when I'm experiencing flu-like symptoms, I start taking the supplement, Sambucus Elderberry. I suck on two tablets in the morning and two at night, until I feel that my symptoms have lessened. After that, for awhile I suck on one tablet in the morning and one in the evening.
As a former classroom teacher, I know how easy it is to get sick, especially being around children and the stress that comes with the job.
I purchase this product at http://www.iherb.com. If interested, use this coupon code, BER298, and save five or ten dollars during checkout as a first-time customer.
It's hard to imagine all of the years I've spent teaching and suffering from kidney stones! Of course, a classroom teacher can't just leave the classroom unattended when she/he is suffering from pain and needs to use the restroom. Of course, it's not until it happens, when one attempts to solve the problem.
One method has been the use of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. A teaspoon of either concoction every thirty minutes can help alleviate the pain. But, guess what? The pain is here!
Can one do something about the creation of kidney stones, so that it doesn't become a problem? Yes, indeed! Of course, I didn't find out about this natural remedy, until after I retired. I discovered this product for my younger daughter, who has been admitted to the hospital's emergency room more than once.
The product is called, "potassium citrate." The product I prefer is from NOW Foods and I purchase it at http://www.iherb.com. Use this coupon code, BER298, to save five or ten dollars during checkout.