inspiration, Motivation

INSPIRATIONAL Roosevelt: I’m Still Standing – Strong Minded Franklin D Roosevelt You Can Do It Too!

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Franklin D Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States of America, died at the age of 63, on April 12, 1945. I’m not going to tell you data about him and bore you to tears. We all know we can “Google” his name and find his bio anywhere in the interwebs.

What I want to tell you today about FDR is what I think about how strong-minded he was. His compassion and empathy towards humanity, and how he inspires me to help others and stand strong!

I don’t know if you are familiar with him going to “Warm Springs” in Georgia after he got poliomyelitis (most commonly known as polio). His depression about losing his ability to walk, his struggle to find his way back to society and move around, crippled him even more than his disability to walk.

It is important that I emphasize what I mentioned above: his depression and struggle crippled him more than the disease itself. I tell you why: the mental ability to overcome a physical challenge marks how a person will develop a strong or weak character. That mental ability will make anyone regain confidence, emotional strength, and power to go on in life with an unbreakable positive attitude.

Well, in Warm Springs – the only hospital devoted solely to the treatment of poliomyelitis victims in the world -, he found himself and discovered the existence of many others with the same illness he had. These patients were coming from different backgrounds and privileges -or the lack of- in society: rich, poor, with education or without it, children, young adults, and adults, all suffering from poliomyelitis.

Franklin D Roosevelt shared his time with children and learned from them. He admired the courage of little children and how they never gave up.  These children were strong-minded and strong-spirited and walked, with extreme difficulty and pain but with a huge smile, and that my readers, is what we all should do every day of our lives.

While many succumb to the trauma of failure and lose confidence and performance, resilient individuals rise again, learn from their failure and improve their performance. It takes passion for life, will, and a positive-stubborn attitude to never give up, to never give in.

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Poliomyelitis deepened and grounded FDR. It made him a champion of children with polioโ€”an effort that led to the March of Dimes and the later Salk and Sabin vaccinesโ€”and for that matter a champion of all people who suffered hardship, physical, mental or emotional.

Always remember: While you are alive and breathing, make sure you are able to say “I am still standing”.


IMPORTANT NOTE from Dr. Castro:

Just because I admire the man who he was, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, please don’t assume that I am a Democrat. Or because I have expressed my admiration for some Republican people in the past, it does not mean that I am a Republican. I admire the human being, no matter his political affiliation nor religion, or the lack thereof.

I am a true freedom thinker who does not like labels. I don’t follow hypocrites. I admire what I think it’s admirable to me, and criticize what I sincerely think has to be denounced as a bad policy, a harmful action, or a crime

Dr. Martha A. Castro Noriega, MD

Education, Health, medicine

Learning Wednesday: Be Careful Of Stem Cell Fraud

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From a “prominent” Facebook PRP group…Patients are being sold PRP as a global magical anti-inflammatory that is injected into the IV monthly. In this post, the patient/victim was told that the platelets were even activated outside the body prior to being reinjected IV (Intravenously) to travel back to the heart.

Dr. Tricia Derges, with a patient in 2018 in Springfield, Mo., faces numerous charges in connection with a fraud scheme, prosecutors said.

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We need to stop these scams before someone has a MI (Myocardial Infarction) or dies. We need regulatory and legal and medical/chiropractic/naturopathic board help on these. Count the red flags in what was done to this patient.

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One company, Lung Health Institute, was charging patients over $5000 for this IV PRP treatment and calling it a stem cell treatment. They are being sued.

The stem cell clinic customers allege their $14,900 treatments were ineffective in treating lupus, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions, according to the San Diego Tribune.

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SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC FACTS

“Dr. E. Michael Molnar goes into more details concerning the scientific facts of cell therapy or cell transplantation in the section Summary of Scientific Facts which is also included in the document you will download above. As far as Stem Cell Therapy PTE is concerned everything in the document is important but nothing is more important than the statement below.”

inspiration, mental health, Motivation, Nature

4 Beautiful Tropical Flowers of Hawaii for you to Be Stressless Today

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Plumeria is a sweet-smelling flower that beautifies Hawaiian leis. Plumeria Passion flowers are a familiar celebratory sight at graduations, and are a water-wise option, meaning they can tolerate dry conditions while flourishing in full sun.

Pikake (Jasmine sambac)

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Ohia Lehua

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Hibiscus

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Plumeria

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Beauty, Education, medicine

Friday Science: Dominant or Recessive Body Traits

Do you have a dominant eye color or is your eye color recessive?ย  All of the traits that you have are either dominant or they are recessive. Dominant means that the trait will always show up no matter what.ย ย Recessive genes cannot show with a dominant gene present.

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Recessive means that the trait will only show if there is no dominant gene there. If your hair is blonde then your trait for hair is recessive. You would have no genes for dark hair. Since you have two genes for every trait you have, one from your father and one from your mother, you would have gotten two genes for light hair if you were a blonde. You could not have been blonde if you had one gene for dark hair and one for light hair. This is because dark is dominant.

EXAMPLES HERE:

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Daily Prompt: Dominant

Cats, celebration, inspiration

10 Things I Hate About Christmas

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  • 1. I hate it that original Claymation Christmas stories have gone out of fashion!
  • 2. I hate it that I can only find the best candy cane ONLY this time of the year.
  • 3. People calling Xmas decorations “decs”. Nearly as bad as writing “Xmas”
  • 4.  I dislike it that we as a family cannot get-together in these holidays.
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  • 5. Struggling to find the perfect gift for everyone…especially for those who I call the “Perfect Gift People”
  • 6. I definitely do not like it that my cats and kitties destroy my tree and tree ornaments EVERY YEAR! (he he… secretely, I LOVE IT!)
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  • 7. I dislike it that Santa Clause come home only around Christmas Eve. He should work more often, spreading the jolly feeling through out the year!
  • 8. I don’t like it that I can only put my snow globes on display one time a year. I mean, I could have them all year round but it’d ruin the magic, huh?
  • 9. Since I am a bit impatient, I don’t enjoy wrapping Christmas gifts. It can take a lot of time (lack of practice lol)
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  • 10. Where do you stand on egg nog: do you love it or hate it?

I hate it. I prefer the Mexican version of it. It is called ROMPOPE and it is delicious!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my patients, my website subscribers, contacts, and followers all over the digital world.ย  ย  ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

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You are a blessing in my life and I wish you and your loved ones a jolly time full of love and perfect health.

Cooking, eating, Food

What You Can Do With Tomatoes To Start A Healthy Week!

Marinate them and add some mozzarella cheese. Delicious, fast, easy, and healthy!

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This is what do you need to make this succulent salad, the marinated tomatoes with mozzarella:

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Grated garlic
  • Salt + red pepper flakes
  • Torn basil leaves
  • Pearl, triangular or cherry-sized mozzarella balls (any shape you like)
  • Balsamic vinegar
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The herbs gave such a great flavor and the balsamic added the perfect amount of tangy-sweet goodness and I loved the creamy bits of mozzarella

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Enjoy and give pleasure to your palate with this wonderful salad!

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TOTALLY TOMATOES

eating, Health, Humor

5 Crazy Diets That Make You Lose Weight or Not LOL Have Fun!

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There is no great secret to lose weight. Small portions, healthy delicious meals and daily physical activity, in other words: avoid sedentarism.

We all know that, right? But many people want that “miracle” diet that is going to make us lose a ton of pounds/kilograms in 5 or 10 days and never gain it -the weight- back!ย 

So, to have some fun, I have searched on the web for some crazy diets that people do. Some of them are really outrageously funny!

NOTE: I advice you NOT to follow any of these diets. I do not recommend them since they are not healthy and do not follow serious medical protocol research. This post is just for our Friday amusement.

CRAZY DIETS:

1. The Baby Food Diet

It replaces few of your food items with baby food (also means you poop like a baby). This one might seem easy, but trust me it’s like giving the taste of hell to your tongue. Having boiled, pureed veggies for 10 days without salt or any other spices can be a real tough task to perform. The things people do to lose weight!

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2. The Beer and Sausage Diet

Call this the Tailgater’s Diet. Evo Terra, 44, an online exec in Tempe, Arizona, dropped from 195 to 177 pounds in 30 days consuming an average of about 1,500 calories a dayโ€”mostly from high-quality sausage and craft ale.

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3. Miracle Diet

For this diet, one must consume only fruits for 2 days minimum. Also known as the Hollywood diet, this diet is all about making your body run on fruits or fruit juice for a span of 48 hours, minimum.ย 

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4. The Starbucks Diet

Stealing Jared’s strategy, Christine Hall, 66, a librarian from Alexandria, Virginia, lost more than 75 pounds over two years by eating only at Starbucks and sticking to about a 1,000-calorie per day diet. “Over time, scanning the calorie data helped me adjust my portion sizes,” she says.ย 

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5. The Eggs and Dessert Diet

You can have your cake and lose your gut too, a recent Tel Aviv University study found. People on 1,600 calories a day who ate a carb-and protein-rich breakfast that also included a dessert lost the same amount of weight (an average of 30 pounds over 4 months) as people on a low-carb diet (and no dessert).

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Health, Science

Open Heart Surgery Art of Medicine

During heart surgery, a highly trained group works as a team.

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The cardiovascular surgeon heads up the surgery team and performs the key parts of the surgery.

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The assisting surgeons follow the direction of the cardiovascular surgeon.

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The cardiovascular anesthesiologist gives you the medicines that make you sleep during the surgery (called anesthesia) and monitors the ventilator, which breaths for you during surgery.

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The perfusion technologists run the heart-lung machine.

The cardiovascular nurses are specially trained to assist in heart surgery.

Cardiac Surgery Part I: Improved Surgical Techniques Expand Patient Population to Include Elderly