millie says AGE gracefully not gruesomely

AGE gracefully not gruesomely. who knows the definitive answer why marlon brando plunged from utmost physical beauty quickly over to the other side… using he, who was emotionally tormented (stress’ed), laden with diabetes (obese, sugared and pickled), had congestive heart failure (obese, oxidatively damaged) and cancer (mutated cell’ed) as a shockingly poignant example….one can envision AGE, despite its chemical complexities.

advanced glycation entities (AGE) are the result of a chemical process in the body that happens when a poor lifestyle (high fat, sugar, alcohol, smoking meets low fruits, veggies, antioxidants, fibre, exercise) greets middle age. what you get when you combine overdoses of sugar and with free-radicals in the long run. beauty one decade, beast the next. these lead to wrinkles, large pores and nevi in the nose, blindness from cataracts, clogs in the arteries leading to strokes and heart attacks and possibly cancer, of which marlon brando had…them all.

see before and after shots.Marlon Brando Young

Marlon Brando Middle Aged

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millie says pass the CAGE AUDIT

I once knew a guy who got over alcohol dependency with tablespoons of raw honey every time he wanted a drink.

do you pass the CAGE AUDIT? so you work hard, play harder. you’re an artist, musician, designer, cultural vector representing a minority of the thinking kind, not ‘class’ cuz da politically enlightened dont use that word. networking is part of the game; openings, parties and hopefully free booze. or maybe you daylight-moonlight as a corporati working long hours, spreading yourself thin, just to get to that next position of exclusive perks, keeping it together posturing yourself as hard working clever cool. maybe you have a family and the stress is higher at home than it is at work. or maybe you’re a student or you were a student and got lost between final exams and a job fair in whistler, alberta. or maybe you just got dumped, widowed, orphaned, fired, traumatized or injured, people say you’re fortunate to have survived that one, but you’re not feeling very lucky. you may wonder do you drink socially, socially considering your situation or do you just plain have a problem?

here’s the test, the CAGE questionnaire. a score of 2 or more will encourage you to the AUDIT self-test, The World Health Organization’s Alcohol Use Disorder’s Identification Test. 8 or more could be a reason to seek treatment or support- links below).

1) Two “yes” responses indicate that you should be investigated further. The questionnaire asks the following questions:

  1. Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking?
  4. Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

2) AUDIT Self Test:

3) Support and Treatment:

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millie says use natural medicines first

use natural medicines first. due to policy and historical skepticism surrounding complementary and alternative medicine such as naturopathy, homeopathy and herbalism, these traditional medicines are socially saved for last. when mainstream medical treatment is no longer working, people turn to alternative medicines, prepared to try ‘ANYTHING’. though gentle medicine might work at this later stage it is not the ideal time to use them as the body is less sensitive burdened with chemical competition. natural medicines are free and easy wanderers inside the body’s palace, not having been condensed into active pharmaceutical compounds that hammer a physiological change. they gently improve a baseline health by replacing nutrition, regulating immune or energetically steering the body towards its natural state of health. the fewer meds used, the fewer meds needed.

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millie says september 25

measure your weight compared to your height instead of your Calvin’s.  Weight is ballpark-healthy compared to height when BMI is between 18.5-25.  under 18.5 underweight, over 26 overweight, over 30 obese, over 40 morbidly obese.  Body Mass Index equals weight in pounds divided by height in inches squared, multiplied by 703.  BMI doesn’t consider body shape, muscle tone or bone structure so stay tuned tomorrow for the second half of the story.

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millie says september 17

faster pussycat k-k-k-k-k-ill the c-c-candida.  Only in the healthy-lifestyle-foresaken western world do we even have an illness affecting 20-something women such this.  TCM may slap the diagnosis “damp heat in the lower burner” causing itching burning and pain in the urinary tract, vagina and extensive mood and skin problems.  Influencing its presence are chronic use of antibiotics for urinary tract infections causing a vicious cycle into yeast infections,  high sugar, alcohol and dairy  diet, dehydration, constipation and more than 5 years of oral contraceptive use.  Pave the  way for athlete’s foot, warts, tinea, endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, cystic acne, allergies, depression and infertility. Blah. This is the kind of cycle that makes women want to tear their bodies from their minds.

See Candida you nasty thing part 1 and Candida be gone ? (Part Deux) for a questionnaire, a diet and a three step approach to killing the suckers for good.

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millie says september 4

Lube-up the innards.  stomach ulcers are caused by the eroding of mucosal lining from various stressers such as anxiety, smoking, acidic food and drink.  In order to reduce pain while healing buffer with slippery soluble fibre, L-glutamine and mucilaginous herbs: DGL (deglycerrhized licorice extract), slippery elm and marshmallow tea, soaked flax seeds in oatmeal, okra, raw potato and cabbage juice.  Slip slide your way to digestive repair.

Acidic and Alkaline Foods

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millie says august 28

Chop wood and carry water. Zen Buddhists recommend this working practice as a metaphorical means for building a solid ego, the foundation of building the self. Carl Jung’s theory on self-actualization involves an assembling of the ego first then the greater self with a subsequent turning away from ego-centredness; growing more focused on helping others to fulfill the actualized self. The rehab centre for Media-fave-rocker-addict Pete Doherty is calling on him to do mundane household tasks to banish addiction patterns…but don’t put off your own chores waiting on his recovery.

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millie says august 10

Don’t let nutrient deficiencies slide.  Boost up daily on vitamins if your meds are zapping necessary nutrients in your body.  1) the birth control pill depletes folic acid and B6 2) corticosteroids and glucocorticoids drain calcium 3) Antidepressants diminish B6, CoQ10 and melatonin 4) antacids lessen vitamin K, All Bs except B5, biotin and healthy bacteria. 

One of these days studies will show that every nutrient known to human plays a part in preventing chronic illness such as cancer so boost up now.  Gain health.

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millie says august 9

Tempt yourself with the sugars of a carmelized onion. Abstaining from added sugar, artificial sweeteners, juice, pop, candy, milk chocolate, pastries and sugary alcohols for 6 weeks will allow your taste buds to return to normal. They’ll re-adjust to enjoy the natural sugars in grains, vegetables and fruit while keeping the calories out of way so you not only taste sweeter you look sweeter too.

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millie says august 8

Take the heat.  When put on the hot seat, I will own up to what I’ve done wrong, learn from mistakes and incorporate them into my life’s lessons.  Then it will feel cool.

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