On a website for pharmacists I read an article titled "Is Too Much of a Multivitamin a Bad Thing?" The premise of the article was that everyone gets enough vitamin C and other nutrients in the diet. Not taken into consideration, I guess, is the vast amount of nutrient deficient fast and processed foods that are staples in the diet of most children and adults. Also not taken into consideration is research that shows the importance of higher doses of vitamin C. (The work of Linus Pauling, for example.) The article began: "Healthy individuals can easily get enough vitamin C through diet … Read more
Joyce L. Shafer
We are a planet of souls hungering for one thing and fruitlessly trying to feed that hunger with another. The only one who can change this for us is us, individually. We can comment all we want to about the economy, but we need to look at our role played in it becoming the way it is. We played, and still play, our role from a scarcity mindset, which has led to all sorts of nonsense and discrepancies happening in our individual lives, our communities, and globally. And our souls continue to hunger as a result because we continue to try to quell this hunger with the incorrect … Read more
I am a woodworker. I have been for many years. (More on that later.) I have a fully equipped workshop in my two-car garage. My wife insists that I have three of each kind of tool ever invented. That's so untrue. There are many that I have only two of them. (But I always seem to need a few more.) I began my woodworking "career" when I was about 12 years old. Back then I lived in a small, two-bedroom apartment in the Bronx with my parents and my maternal grandparents. It was a little tight but livable. I did all my woodworking on the wooden kitchen table, which of course, I had to clear by … Read more
My children are now adults with families of their own. Seems strange to think of them as grandparents but that is a fact. There are now twelve great-grandchildren, with #13 due next January. Of course, these are the smartest and best looking kids to be found anywhere! All of them are exceptional in different ways; each already showing special God-given abilities. The bad news is that most of them live 500 miles from me and I don’t get to see them often……once a year for some, others not at all. We communicate by telephone, emails or Facebook – BUT for me that is not enough. I want to … Read more
It may be time to abandon dreaded digital rectal exam, research shows * * * High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks * * * Sex in later life: Better for women than men? * * * Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age * * * Three in four don't know obesity causes cancer * * * Researchers debunk 'five-second rule': Eating food off the floor isn't safe * * * What vitamins, nutrients will help prevent glaucoma from worsening? * * * Start training for retirement as early as 50, research urges * * * Have more than eight dental fillings? It … Read more
Way, way way back in the stone-age (about 1950) there was this thing called "S & H Green Stamps." For those of you "of a certain age" this will not be new stuff but for anyone born since the Vietnam War, it will probably be something you never heard of before. It was a sort of a premium program that worked like this. Various stores, gas stations, service companies, etc would award you little green stamps just like you put on a mail envelope (if anyone uses those any more) based on say, ten stamps for every dollar of your purchase. The idea, of course, was that you would buy from Green … Read more
Statements in the Put Old on Hold Journal and e-Magazine are those of the credited author of the article or message and the expressed opinions are not necessarily those of the site owner. Articles and messages on this site are for information purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat any illness, disease, or other medical condition. Always consult with a qualified medical professional before making medication, supplement, exercise, or lifestyle changes or decisions. No personal medical questions of any kind can or will be answered.