Love your pet? Love yourself, too!

Things sure haven’t gotten any better. As a matter of fact, what G. Edward Griffin wrote some 39 years ago, way back in 1974, just seem to have gotten worse.

Measured in terms of taste, volume and variety, Americans eat very well, indeed. But expensive or tasty food is not necessarily good food. Most Americans assume that it makes little difference what they put into their stomachs as long as they are full. Magically, (they think) everything that goes in somehow will be converted into perfect health. They scoff at the thought of proper diet. Yet many of these same people are fastidious about what they feed their pedigreed dogs and cats or their registered cattle and horses. Continue reading

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Take care: Ward off incontinence / Delay that diaper

Have you ever heard of one who laughed so hard, s/he actually wet her pants? Pregnancy and childbirth in women, aging, and even being overweight are factors which can cause the pubococcygeal or pelvic floor muscles to weaken, resulting in what is commonly called stress incontinence. Coughing, sneezing, laughing, even just lifting something, could cause one to lose control. Continue reading

Take care: Shit happens

Let me familiarize you with the intestines, get to know how it works, and ease yourself through what a great many consider as the daily bane of moving one’s bowels.

Our intestines are made up of segments which squeeze down its contents as new material enters it from the stomach. Nutrients from ‘smooth’ foods (meat, fish, eggs, etc.) are absorbed almost completely in the small intestines while the ‘roughage’ or waste materials from fruits, vegetables, cereals enter the colon as a loose moist mass where excess water is absorbed by the body. The residue, now a relatively solid mass of wastes then moves down to the rectum where pressure on the muscles prompts an urge to move one’s bowels. Do you know how long the entire process takes? Continue reading