Yes, I am an ASSHOLE! But, I’m not a perfect one.

I just have to write a little something about this.

If my article title offends anyone, I apologize ahead of time, before I go on.

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Another New Year? Hell, I wasn’t through with the last one, yet!

Here we go again!

Another year has started on the clock of life, and I’m still working on things I had to do last year.

I mean, really! I looked back at my last January first’s resolutions, and it’s kind of embarrassing, how little I got done.

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How much Sugar and how many Calories are there in your favorite Wine?

Being someone who enjoys a good glass of wine, especially when served with a great meal, I often find myself involved in conversations about wines.

Probably the facts that I hear quoted, and argued about, most often are how many Calories are being consumed in a good glass of wine.

I do know some basic facts on wines and calories, but I also know that the right answer to this question is based on the Residual Sugar Content and thus the category of the wine being discussed.

So, simply put, the first thing you have to know as a wine drinker is  the sweetness category of your wine.

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Living within my limitations – Doctors and Medicines!

 

Yeah, I’m a SENIOR!

So What!

My lifestyle may be somewhat limited relative to my youth, but it does allow me to tell many of the irritating people of the world to …..

Just leave me the Hell alone, and maybe I’ll show you the same respect.

Oh, don’t worry, I’m OK ….. really.And I’m actually having a good day. But, I thought a Bitching session was in order, so, here I go.

Earlier, I was just updating my LIST of medications on my Smartphone for reference on my trips to my numerous Doctors.

Here is one of my “irritating” problems that from my perspective need fixing.

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Yin and Yang, Health and Oriental Diagnosis

Frog_01-1Someone ( a close friend from long ago, actually) called me a sponge; an ugly one but still a sponge.

He went on to say that I kept picking up bits of information about so many different things that he never knew what I was going to say or talk about next.

And, if I am going to be honest, he was and still is right. I love to learn about new things (to me) and old things (that still work) and I consider what I learn as my own personal “Pearls of Wisdom”.

Many years ago (too many to count, honestly) I was into studying different Oriental and Asian ways of life, religions and what seemed to me to be, idiosyncrasies.

Long story short. I got into the whole Yin and Yang thing and this ancient philosophy of maintaining a healthy body and even healing an unhealthy one for a while.

That was a long time ago, and I have kept this kind of information in my mind always. But, just the other day, I read an article written by a fellow HubPage writer, on this subject, that I think should be shared.

So, click on the link below to open page to read this very good article, if you are interested.

Oriental Diagnosis and Medicine

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by Don Bobbitt, 2015

 

Need a Snack? Eat Tree-Nuts, not that crap in the vending machine.

 

Yeah, I called it Crap!

Walk up to pretty much any vending machine and look at what they offer you.

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Yoga for Seniors – 7 Yoga Exercises a Senior can do, on their feet.

 

OK, Yoga is Cool.

And, I really can see how it can help a person keep their body in better condition.

Here’s my problem.

I took a couple of Yoga classes two years ago. The instructor said up front that it was designed for beginners and we would be Ok taking the class.

Well, after the second class, I was on my back, on the sofa, for over a week. My back hurt so bad, in fact, that I never went back for another class in yoga.

But, there is still hope for me and Yoga, I think.

I just read this article on HubPages by a fellow writer and it has really made me think. In fact, I printed the article and I am going to use these exercises, myself.

You see, the article lists seven different Yoga exercises that a person can do while standing on their feet.

This, I can do. Oh, I may not be able to reach down or out as far as they show in the pictures, but i can do these exercises.

Click on the link below and read the article for yourself, especially if you are another limping and worn out Senior like myself.

Standing Yoga Exercises a Senior can do

by Don Bobbitt, 2015

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Diabetes, The Facts explained simply for everyone.

My Best Cheeseburger! Ever!

OK, as a Diabetic, (Type-2 Diabetic that is) I often get a little frustrated with having to explain why I can’t have that slice of Pecan Pie, or that large piece of Red Velvet Cake covered with several scoops of Ice Cream, etc.

Being a Diabetic, I have to stay on my toes when it comes to my daily food selections, and certain things are not allowed.

Most people just do not understand Diabetes, and I wrote the article below for you, so you can appreciate the disease itself as well as what a Diabetic must do to maintain a healthy body, every day.

So, click on the link below to read my HubPage article if you want to understand Diabetes and how to manage it.

Diabetes, Facts for the Newbie

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

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MWR The Perfect Diet Plan – 100% Effective and FREE

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Click below for a link to my article on HubPages that describes the Perfect Weight Loss Plan, the MWR Plan.

Follow this Diet Plan and you will lose weight in a safe manner and end up living a healthier Lifestyle in a body that is at your desired Ideal weight.

http://donbobbitt.hubpages.com/_donsfoodtrack011/hub/The-Perfect-Diet-100-Effective-and-absolutely-FREE?done

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

ZILMAX Feed Additive in Beef

3c360-cheeseburger_01 Although temporarily suspended, by Merck and Tyson, this new feed additive has strange effects on the animals taking it.

Drugs like this are a good reason to take more care in knowing what you are eating when it comes to meats, especially beef.

Click below to read the article.

Another reason to avoid Beef.

by Don Bobbitt

 

Signs of a Heart Attack, for Men and Women

human_heart_01 OK, this post is important to everyone.

One of the major killers of Men and Women is the dreaded Heart Attack.

I was sorting through the daily mail, at home,the other day and I found an advertisement that had a Fridge magnet attached to it.

The magnet was a simple thing that listed the most Common signs that a person might be having a heart attack. The interesting thing was that there were significant differences between several of the Men’s symptoms and Women’s symptoms.

I did a little research on this and I thought that I should share this difference with the rest of the world.

Below is a table listing these most Common Symptoms of a Heart Attack for both Men and Women.

SYMPTOM
MEN
WOMEN
Pain in one or both Arms, Neck, Jaw, Back or Stomach
X
X
Shortness of Breath
X
X
Dizziness or Light Headedness
X
X
Breaking Out in a Cold Sweat
X
X
Uncomfortable Pressure, Fullness, Pain or Discomfort in the chest
X
X
Abdominal Discomfort
X
Overwhelming or Unusual Fatigue
X
Nausea and Vomiting
X

 

I suggest that you might want to print this little table and tape it onto your own Fridge door. Just In Case!

Who knows, it could save your life.

Heart Attack Symptoms

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by Don Bobbitt, 2013

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Interesting Info – Block that Gag Reflex

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I had a friend that recently went to their Dentist to have a new Bridge made and installed in their mouth.

I know many of you have probably had to do the same thing at one time or another., so you know that, all too often, when they are working in your mouth, you will Gag.

This is especially true when they are placing such things as plates for x-rays or materials to make impressions of your gums, etc. in your mouth.

Anyway, this friend mentioned that there is a strange trick you can do to prevent yourself from Gagging.

When they are working in your mouth and you feel the need to Gag, straighten your legs out and curl your feet back towards your head.

It seems that for some reason, this physical action will help suppress your Gag reflex.

I know, it sounds weird, but my friend said that she did this a couple of times when she had that Gagging reflex setting in, and it immediately went away.

So, the next time you are at the Dentist, try this little trick out, I know I will.

by Don Bobbitt, 2013

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Just Thinkin’ – Vegetarian Diets can extend your life.

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I was reading an article on AARP about a large study by Dr. J. Orlich MD and a number of others, confirming that eating a Vegetarian Diet can extend your projected lifespan.

It showed that avoiding Pork, Beef, and even Chicken can reduce early deaths by as much as 12 percent relative to non-vegetarians  And over the six year study, these people also had 19 percent fewer deaths from Heart disease.

Even if you add Seafood and Fish to your Vegetarian-style diet, you still have the same lower chance of early death. Eating these Vegetarian foods with the addition of Seafood’s is similar to a Mediterranean style diet and is in line with similar data on Mediterranean diets.

Interestingly, adding meats, regardless of whether you are a Vegetarian or not did not change the chancel of Cancer occurring.

Just Thinkin’

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by DON, June 2013

Copyright 2013, Don Bobbitt, All Rights Reserved.

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Average Sit-Down Meal Calories

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One of our national News networks, just stated a little new flash for those of us wondering why we have such a time controlling our weight.

The Average meal in a sit down restaurant chain in America contains 1128 Calories according to a recent study.  This is 56% of the RDA for an Adult.”

So, if you are smart, you don’t just plan to go out and eat a meal, you plan your whole days meals!

OINK OINK

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Tips on Finding a new Doctor

Doctor pic by caricaturss, via Flickr

 

This link is to a great Hub by fellow Hub Writer, “Chuck”.
It explains what the normal person should do when they need to find a new Doctor.

Regardless of the reasons for needing a new Doctor, you want to pick someone that meets your needs, your insurance company’s needs as well as be someone who has a compatible personality with your Own.

Check this Link Out.

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