Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are the building blocks of a well functioning brain. Many seniors start to develop cognitive impairment as they age not because they are simply getting older, but because their nutrition is lacking. Aside from quitting smoking, staying active, and continuing to challenge yourself intellectually to keep your brain working well into your centenarian years, here is a list of foods, primarily those which contain monounsaturated fats or ‘healthy fats’, which can keep you reciting poetry from memory or recalling your childhood friends’ names like you just saw them yesterday.
This fruit/nut/vegetable helps to keep your brain working at top speed with healthy fats, lots of potassium, fiber, Vitamin E, B-complex and folic acid. The health benefits of avocados are amazing.
Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds and Pecans
As long as you don’t have a tree nut allergy, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and pecans are wonderful for boosting brain health. They…
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Recently at work my superior, and basically the person who thought me a lot of what I know today, decided to resign in pursuit of greener pastures. Perfectly normal thing that happens in any organization, but being a small company what that meant was that a lot of what he was doing was now going to fall on my shoulders. Now I’m not going to lie, that did freak me out a little bit Haha! actually a lot, as in my head all I could think of was “I barely have half a year’s experience under my belt” and “really how am I going to cope with all the pressure and expectation?” and “what if I screw up?” and so on. But frankly speaking and roughly three weeks into these strange waters I am actually pretty delighted at the opportunity because what it did was that it gave me the…
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Ships of despair sail my waters
in their wake waves crash against me
but like a bridge I rise
slowly and steadily
balanced with weights and counterweights
upright I remain
while at their pace
the ships pass beneath me
and when they have progressed
I peacefully descend
until I see another approaching
illuminated against the sky
It’s then I will rise again
Two years ago we said good-bye to Robin Williams. I know I didn’t know him personally but for whatever reason, I identified with him and a lot of his movies.
Mental health has a stigma. Insurance companies are allowed to treat it differently and pay less than if it was a physical issue.
People still don’t talk to you about it. If you go to a doctor for medication to help it is hush, hush. If you are in therapy you must be really messed up.
When are we going to realize that the brain we are given is our one and only? When are we going to realize that if we don’t treat our brain correct and fix that when things are wrong we are jeopardize our whole being?
Are you in emotional pain? Find someone to talk to!
Are you having ups and/or downs and don’t understand why…
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If we were having coffee it would be hard for me to keep the conversation going. I really haven’t done much this week except binge on “NCIS” and keeping up with my daily devotionals. The rest of the time has been spent in bed, depressed. I had an appointment to bump up my anti-depressant, but not working yet. In a few days I bump it up again to 3 pills.
My sleep pattern is currently up all night (mostly binging on Netflix with an occasional time spent on working on my posts for IBPF.org blog. I have another one being just posted, so I have started on a few others. Basically I am supposed to write one a month.
In a few hours I have a family party at a local lake for my grandson’s graduation/bon voyage to boot camp for the Marine…
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Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Family guy – We can dance if we want to
In my post ‘5 days, and more‘, I wrote the following –
We are starting our 5th full day here in Pensacola, Florida. Today is an important day in that I have my first doctor’s appointment here. My appointment is with my Primary Care Manager at which time a referral will be submitted for a urologist visit; hopefully sometime within a week. Several weeks ago, I faxed a portion of my medical records from my previous urologist Dr. F. in Dallas; I wanted the Primary Care Manager here to be aware of my situation. My hope is this would place an emphasis on the importance of receiving a referral as soon as possible. The completed medical records will be delivered today.
In today’s post, I write the following –
My first visit with my Primary Care Manager and Naval Hospital of Pensacola were excellent. I felt very comfortable…
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- 2⁄3cup picante sauce or 2⁄3 cup your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
- 1 1⁄2cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, chopped with some tops (about 1/4 cup)
- 6(8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- shredded cheddar cheese, for serving
- chopped green onion, for serving
- picante sauce, for serving
- Mix chicken, picante sauce or salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions.
- Place about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
- Fold opposite sides over filling.
- Roll up from bottom and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
- Brush with melted margarine.
- Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden.
- Garnish with additional cheese and green onion and serve salsa on the side.