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This has been a very stressful period of time. Last week, a friend of my boys’ was killed in Iraq on his second tour of duty there. He volunteered to go back. I remember talking with him shortly after his first tour there and he told us that he did want to go back, that the info we were seeing on the television was not at all what they were seeing over there. So, once again he left his young wife and their infant and went back. He died there doing what he truly believed was right. This 22 year old, Michael Lasky leaves his wife, Jessica, and his one year old daughter, Liberty. His funeral is going to be on Sunday.
There is another funeral today for one of my friends who has fought many illnesses throughout her life. I will miss her, too. She was a very kind hearted person. She died on her 30th wedding anniversary.
Tomorrow is, yet, another funeral for another stellar person. He died of cancer. His niece is our daughter in law. She adored him and lived with him and his family for a couple years before marrying our son.
Three funerals in three days. That just doesn’t seem right. Except for Michael, the other two died at 56 years of age. Fifty-six!!! Wow, they had so much left to do on this earth but illness took both of them. Michael was just really beginning his life.
Tomorrow is also my mother’s birthday. I will give her a call and hopefully she will be in some relatively coherent state. With Alzheimer’s, it is hard to know from day to day just where the mind might take you.
With all of the above stressors, I guess it isn’t surprising that I m fighting some kind of upper respiratory infection, too. Actually, I think I was feeling a bit too cocky about making it through October without getting my usual respiratory infection! So, it landed, just a few days into November. Been doctoring myself up with lots of vitamin C, emergen-C, elderberry extract, noni juice, and a concoction of 1 cup raw honey, 1 cup raw apple cider vinegar, and 8 garlic cloves blended very well. Of course, with the garlic smelling breath, who would want to get near me anyway.
At least the fever is gone today. I’m also not so stuffy today either. But, until this goes away, I won’t be going to anybody’s funeral. I cannot justify going into a crowd of saddened people with an active case of crud to spread around to the living. So, I will stay cooped up in the house and not intentionally infect anyone, anywhere, with a cold, flu, or the crud.
I am still thoroughly enjoying my super salads and am trying to incorporate more dishes that are raw. I was thinking about that concept this week. We are constantly reminded about various vitamins and minerals that are essential for our well-being. Yet, I really notice how much energy I get from a nice glass of fresh vegetable juice and from the salads, too. I think we are being short-changed by not being really informed as to the benefits of those enzymes found only in raw foods. Anything that has been cooked, pasteurized, or denatured just does not have any enzymes. The enzymes are the living parts of food. That seems very important to me and something that needs addressed. What are we missing in health because of this important oversight?
Well, this is about all for today. Hopefully next time I’ll have some good and helpful information. Till next time.