Vitamins and More for Good Health

Vitamins and More for Good Health

Dandelion Tea

I've written about my own health issues many times before, COPD and all it brings. Sometimes it's difficult to breathe despite the fact that I swallow 12 pills every morning, sniff twice from Symbicort and once from Spiriva and often have an albuterol for dinner.

And still--some days, I really do not want to get out of bed.

I know I absolutely need those medications because breathing is nil without them, but sometimes we have to re-think what really keeps us young and happy and feeling good.

I can't count all the new meds that come on the market. I hunt them down and investigate to see how they might help me. 

Yet some days, the best part of my entire day is a cup of hot green tea and a snooze from the chaise lounge in the warm sunshine

After a rain! Oh my, there is no better taste than fresh air after a drizzling rain. It can evaporate a headache instantly for me.

Update on LIsteria in Blue Bell Ice Cream

Listeria Outbreak - Update to previous article

This is an update on the Listeria Outbreak at the Blue Bell Ice Cream plant.
Yesterday this announcement was made from Blue Bell Creameries.

 BLUE BELL CREAMERIES VOLUNTARILY EXPANDS RECALL TO INCLUDE ALL OF ITS PRODUCTS DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK
BRENHAM, Texas, April 20, 2015 –Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

So if you had Blue Bell ice cream which did not qualify for the previous recall, you might want to get rid of it now. To be safe remove all of this product from your shelves as Blue Bell Ice Cream suggests.

Listeria is a deadly bacteria and can be fatal : The Symptoms Include 
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A Listeria Outbreak - Check Your Freezer

A Listeria Outbreak in Kansas - Check your Freezer 

"Three people in Kansas have died and two others became ill from eating Blue Bell ice cream listeria, according to the state health department, the Wichita Eagles reports
contaminated with

The Blue Bell Creameries were first established in 1907 and have never experienced a recall previously.

There are many kinds of bacteria that can cause food poisoning, but Listeria is one of the more deadly forms. Most food poisoning will make you very ill but if you are in otherwise good health, you will probably recover.

Listeria is a more dangerous form of food poisoning which often brings death, especially if you have a compromised immune system.

When investigators visited the manufacturing plant, Blue Belle CEO Paul Kruse said, “They feel that one production line we use here is what might have caused the problem.” Kruse continued, “It’s a complicated piece of machinery, it’s been down for about a month and a half, and what we’re likely going to do with it is throw it out the window, so to speak.”

Cheese and Mac Recall - Kraft

Metal in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese?

Kraft received 8 comments of metal in boxes of their Macaroni and Cheese dinners in the 7.25 oz box.  They have issued a recall for any boxes of this size that you might have in your cabinets.

You may return these items to the store for a full refund. This will be a large Recall for Kraft including 242,000 cases. 

There have been no reports of injury from this finding, but Kraft is being proactive in removing these items from store shelves. The boxes in question are marked with a "use by date" of September 2015.


5 Smoothies for Breakfast - (Video)

5 Smoothies for Breakfast

I eat a smoothie for breakfast 5 days a week with an occasional bowl of Oatmeal or a Pancake on the weekend. Hubby eats fried eggs and bacon almost everyday. I have a few extra pounds more than hubby, so I can't afford all the carbs in that bacon.

I do eat eggs every now and then, but usually it's a smoothie for me. The biggest problem with a smoothie everyday is the lack of variety. I have the same breakfast every day of the week. My smoothies are delish; Cauliflower, broccoli, avocado, strawberry yogurt, apple and skim milk. 

I know, after awhile it does get boring. I'm usually too busy first thing in the morning to search for a better variety of ingredients. I want nutrition quickly, so I don't grab a peanut butter cookie instead.

This Video hit the spot! for me. Not only does it provide a variety of Smoothies, but she shares some time-saving hints about storing and prepartion too.

Have you drank your Cancer Prevention today?

Have you Drank your Cancer Prevention today!

Green Tea


Aedin Cassidy, PhD, of the University of East Anglia in England lead a group of researchers who studied a group of women for more than 30 years.  

More than 170,000 women between 25 and 55 were studied. Reasearchers followed their diets and searched for intake of Flavonols (a compound found in tea as well as citrus fruit and red wine.)



Is the Ice Cream in your freezer REALLY Ice Cream?

Is Ice Cream Really Ice Cream

While shopping, I don't read every label as often as I should. But sometimes you really need to read that label slowly, and think about what you're reading.

Consumer Reports recently brought to light that a new description of ice cream might not be ice cream at all. So when you check the Breyers Ice Cream for the flavor of your choice, also check the description of the Ice Cream. Does the carton say: Real Ice Cream or Frozen Dairy Dessert?