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The last few days have been filled with many lines
of reading material. #KnowledgeBinge time.
So I’m reading and jotting and flipping pages to and fro
when I come-up on an interesting feed of a read by DOPE.
Montel Williams is the subject of which they wrote,
he had quite a bit to say and in my recall, I quote:
“I am a big research nut – so when I first started using cannabis, I read everything I could about it – the medical effects, the science and the legal landscape. Back then, you had cancer patients being wheeled out of their homes by the police for using Cannabis. Having experience its medicinal effects firsthand, I decided that law enforcement has no business interfering between doctors and their patients; and it became my mission to stand up for patients.”
That was Montel’s answer to
: Is there a moment you can point to when you knew you didn’t want to be just a medical marijuana patient anymore?
He had much to say… and the magazine that interviewed & wrote
is an awesome and enlightening winter publication produced by the people at DOPE.
The story is out this month and Montel Williams is on the cover,
here’s another excerpt from the interview, of which I am a lover:
: What do you see as your biggest challenge in 2017?
MONTEL: The single biggest challenge is always making this movement appeal to folks in the states that aren’t online yet, most of which are conservatives and don’t have a lot of frame of reference on this issue.
Ain’t that the truth brother! I feel your pains,
My fathers PROSTATE CANCER diagnosis is driving us insane.
The inflammation of his internal organs are tired and swell;
my father is in need of medical marijuana as well.
But in the state of Texas no medical law is on the books.
My Dad did a little MMJ research, but his docs won’t consider ‘a look.’
No Law allowing it? Then no research will come to the table
that takes those with great disabilities and renders a feel of “able.”
Montel Williams is not alone in his research, I am strain scouting to find a score.
My dad’s life is on the line with this PROSTATE CANCER at STAGE 4.
Who care’s about what “conservatives say, when death is knocking at your door?
Montel and I used to…. but I reckon we don’t care anymore.
While reading WOMAN’S WORLD I happened upon a cool article in play —
titled, “HELP! My DOCTOR told me I have to lose weight!”
This periodical find was on page 44
an “Ask America’s Ultimate Experts” — score.
I bit the title and I read it through,
it seemed pretty practical, so I’m sharing it with you.
I prefer to type excerpts and let you click on links to read more,
But WOMAN’S WORLD isn’t about that “FREE ONLINE” access ‘plore.
So once again, I am typing more….. [and I quote]
“But how? Our medical and nutritional experts reveal easy
strategies that’ll help you shed pounds and become healthier,
stronger and more confident than ever.
1. GET STARTED!
Pick up a pen!
“Just because the doctor said so isn’t enough to keep you motivated,” notes weight-loss expert Michael Dansinger, M.D. “So write down a list of all the reasons– logical and emotional– to lose weight. If you have high cholesterol, for example, a logical reason to lose weight might be because you don’t want to take a pill. That’s important, but probably not as powerful as your emotional reasons like maybe there’s a favorite dress you want to wear again. Once you write out all of your reasons it’ll be easier to take the first step.” Also, make a list of reasons not to lose weight, urges nutritionist Jill Weisenberger. “One might be, ‘My kids love Friday pizza night, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to share that with them.’ Then find solutions for your ‘not’ list–for example, why not keep pizza night but supplement it with a big salad? We’re always going to have reasons not to lose weight– anticipating them helps us surmount them!”
“People who set out to lose weight for a specific event — like a wedding — are not nearly as successful over the long-term as those who focus on health benefits,” Weisenberger notes. “You’re not in control of how fast you’ll lose weight, but you are 100% in charge of your behavior. So instead of setting an overly strict goal– like losing three and a half pounds by X date– focus on what you can control: Can you pack a healthy lunch? Can you eat three servings of veggies? Focus on the behavior and weight loss will follow.
Show Off Your Log!
Sure, a food journal makes eating healthy foods easier, but did you know that simply “showing off” your log doubles your odds of success? “R e s e a r c h shows that people tend to stop journaling after a few weeks unless someone else is looking at the log,” reveals Dr. Dansinger. “Showing your log to someone whose opinion matters to you once a week makes a world of difference.” One way to find your “audience”: The free MyFitnessPal.com and LoseIt.com apps makke it easy to share your log with friends or community members.
2. Make Lasting Changes!
Add rather than subtract!
One of the biggest mistakes dieters often make when their doctor tells them to lose weight? They focus just on what to cut out of their diet rather than what they should add,” says Weisenberger. “For example, if they need to lose weight to help control high blood pressure, they’ll cut back on sodium but forget about adding something like beans, which are low in sodium and super healthy. If, for example you have Type 2 diabetes and decide to cut out carbs entirely, you’ll be missing out on things like quinoa, a food people with diabetes need to help protect their heart.
Spice It Up!
Spices help you slim down over the long-term by making your food more satisfying so you’ll effortlessly eat less, promises womens health expert Pamela Peeke, M.D. “I love spicing things up to help kill cravings,” she says. “Ginhger, for example has thermogenic properties that help boost metabolism, while black pepper is also a nice thing to add to foods because it helps curb fat storage. Cinnamon is another great weight-loss spice because it regulates blood sugar– sprinkle it on my morning oatmeal. It’s easy gto add delicious spices that’ll help you feel fuller longer
FALL is not far behind us and Christmas is directly at hand
if you’re a bit of a fashionista, perhaps shopping: SALE is your brand.
Good deal, I know the feel, I am a mundane attitude and clothing bouncer!
I often find myself with the CupCakeChique – at an H&M checkout counter.
You don’t have to be about #HighDollarLables to state your fashion truths,
The CupCakeChique, ShivaShane and Deidra are #NoLabelStandOUTS too:
The CupCakeChique shows off a sweet ensemble from H&M and Goodwill
In the piece to the left CupCakeChique is wearing a nautical lined tunic dress.
She’s layered it with a Perry Ellis jacket purchased at Goodwill in the Southwest.
Deidra blocks the stairwell with her style while the CupCakeChiques blocks the door with Lemonade and Stripes…
You don’t have to spend a fortune to look your best.
Give us more of YOU and label-LESS!
I’m a real easy going gal, I don’t make a lot of shopping fuss
I don’t require a lot of labels but LINGERIE is a must!
And when it comes to men that are to catch my eye,
I prefer he with style — that did not try.
Just throw it on, anything out of your unique collection.
Looking chill and got it from Goodwill — thanks for the ressurection!
Fall is in its last throws and its seasonal fashion still plagues the globe.
Global warming’s progressive “UH-OH!” gives a broad pass to be #FLY, yo!
Just wake, unflake and dress the best incredible you,
I Fall for style and what feels good. I fall for YOU.
The CupCakeChique in polka dots continues to do her thang’ – while mane and neutral colors style high in the ranks with ShivaShane.