January 25, 2012
January 20, 2012
A student earned a 93 on his precal final. Another student earned a 94 on his geometry final. Another student earned a 94 on a test. But, darn it, two students earned only a C+ on their math final in December 2011. They, however, go to a top private school, and have a hard teacher. They still pulled out Bs for the semester, which is good for them. Well done.
January 14, 2012
In “The Healthiest Diet For Your Cat,” Dr. Karen Becker says:
Research Proves It: Cats and Carbs Don’t Mix!
Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they have nutritional requirements that can only be met with a diet based on animal tissue. The macronutrient profile for cats is high in protein and fat, consistent with a meat-based diet.
According to study authors:
The carbohydrate ceiling explains many of the intake patterns seen in both dry and wet diet experiments and suggests that cats may only be able to process ingested carbohydrate up to a certain level.The feline body is specifically designed for a low-carb diet. Indicators your kitty isn’t equipped by nature to process a lot of carbohydrates include:
• No taste receptors for sweet flavors
• Low rates of glucose uptake in the intestine
• No salivary amylase to break down starches
• Reduced capacity of pancreatic amylase and intestinal disaccharidases
In other words, cats don’t produce the enzymes required to digest carbohydrates. The only carbs felines eat in the wild are pre-digested and are found in the stomachs of prey animals.
If your kitty’s body is incapable of digesting a heavy carbohydrate load and she’s eating a cat food with high carb content, she could potentially develop digestive disease and other serious conditions, like diabetes and pancreatitis, related to eating a diet unfit for her species. And certainly, too many carbohydrates aren’t the only problem with most processed pet foods.
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Do not feed cats food with grains, or high in carbs. And avoid dry; cats are desert animals who get most of their moisture from what they eat. If they drink, they are dehydrated.
The rapper Fat Joe has more sense about nutrition and health than most modern doctors!!! Watch his interview on VLAD TV.
January 5, 2012
Wow. I received this email from some people I tutor:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of all my family, for introducing us to so many lovely things…the paleo diet for example. My mother’s lupus is in remission, she is now 56 kg from 69 kg, her renal impairment has reversed. She has now normal renal functions and no blood pressure. Her facial lupus scars are fading and she is again as beautiful as she use to be. She was a very beautiful woman and she again is…thank you.
My father is also doing very well, he would be doing better, but his work does not allow him to be back home before 1am and 100 % paleo when he is out is not possible for him, but nonetheless he is doing MUCH better.
Every time my kids breeze through a virus or bounce back healthy and well we send a silent thank you to you. Merry Christmas, we hope one of these days we get the chance of meeting you in person.”
There’s one that I once loved so much
I am no more the same.
I give thanks for that transforming touch.
I tell you not his name.
He has become a sign to me
For flowers and for fire.
For song he is a sign to me
And for the broken lyre.
And I have known him in a book
And never touched his hand.
And he is dead—I need not took
For him through his green land.
January 4, 2012
Who loves the rain
And loves his home,
And looks on life with quiet eyes,
Him will I follow through the storm;
And at his hearth-fire keep me warm;
Nor hell nor heaven shall that soul surprise,
Who loves the rain,
And loves his home,
And looks on life with quiet eyes.
Frances Shaw, 1917
HT: Elizabeth M