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11/21/19 12:15 A

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In a little while, I'll be starting ECP training, which is cardiac. It is a treatment where you lay on a table with large blood pressure cuffs around your calves and thighs. They are inflated and deflated rapidly to send the blood through the body with force. I think it opens up blood vessels. People report becoming much more active after this training without angina, and the success is usually for a couple of years. You go to the training for three months, three times per week for an hour each session.

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3/26/19 12:16 A

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very low saturated fat, low to no meat protein

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3/17/19 11:36 P

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Am right now considering a whole foods, plant based diet. It would definitely lead to better health. But what sacrifices you must make! Glenn

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1/21/19 12:43 A

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I signed up for the challenge - I've done the first week.

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1/21/19 12:03 A

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NYTimes started a new health page on Monday. They said there are four words to know for health: MOVE, NOURISH, REFRESH, CONNECT

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11/18/18 8:36 A

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Yes, spiritual comfort is quite important to support a healthy life. I am not referring to "spiritual" in a religious context, although that would be great too..................... I am referring to our deep inner spirit, an understanding and appreciation of who we are and why we are here. Some never find their inner spirit, they become encased in a confused fog supported by hate, self denial and mistrust. I would rather have a short life of peace rather than a long life of confusion.......... but inner peace more often then not delivers a long life. Just my thoughts. And yes, the glass is half full ............................. of bourbon!

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11/14/18 10:06 A

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Glenn, I am a big believer in total wellness, both physical and spiritual. Having said that, it is a constant struggle to achieve this balance. I was reminded of this when we were greyhound babysitting the past few days. It showed me how much I was missing having a companion around. For over a year I have quietly grieved the loss of our puppies, and while it was nice to not have to worry about making sure we were around every so often, kenneling, etc., I sorely missed the spiritual connection these gentle animals provided us, and me especially.

I am pretty certain we will be adopting again in early 2019 (if it was just up to me, I'd just would say "for sure")....I can't wait!

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11/14/18 9:06 A

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This is definitely true in our community. I live in one of the poorest counties in California. Health outcomes are dismal because so many people live in poverty and deal with both food and housing insecurity. They turn to drugs, alcohol, and violence to solve their problems. Their relationships are unhealthy and they are unable to make good decisions. Thankfully we have a new organization (grant-funded) that is trying to make a difference by creating a better safety net with people. I work at our local community college (a blessing that we have one) where we help people improve their lives through education. Little by little, we are making a difference.

Great post, Glenn. Thanks for provoking some thoughts and discussion.

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11/14/18 1:19 A

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I have been reading a book by an integrative medicine doctor. She claims that the people with the best health aren't necessarily the ones who drink the green juice, take their supplements, run marathons, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The people with the best health outcomes are those who are involved in healthy relationships, don't work in jobs that stress them out, aren't overly financially stressed, etc. And, if you ask unhealthy people what is causing their bad health, invariably they point to problem areas of their lives. If you can help them solve those issues, often their health turns around. (Sometimes, it might just be a move to another city that they feel will help them, or getting out of a relationship that works against them.) What in your life leads, or would lead, to healthy outcomes? Glenn

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