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  1. Happyflowerlady

    The Apple Watch now will take an EKG !

    I have mentioned before about my Apple Watch, and how much I love it because it does so many things besides being a watch and a wristphone. The health options are maybe the very best part, and now it can even take an EKG in about 30 seconds. My daughter got me one of the new Series 4 Apple...
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    Health Benefits of Intermittant Fasting and OMAD (one meal a day)

    I have been reading about insulin resistance, and some of the effects that it has on our bodies, and apparently one of the side-effects of insulin resistance can be muscle loss, because it is connected with low levels of human growth hormone. The two hormones work in sync, and when that sync is...
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    Medicare OTC benefits with Advantage plans.

    WOW ! I am so impressed ! I just unloaded a whole box .... $250 worth.... of health and medical supplies. We have new containers of vitamins, all kinds of medical ointments, bandaids (the nice BIG ones), aloe gel, mosquito spray, foot support for when my foot goes whacko, and all sorts of...
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    The benefit of using smartphone apps to track your health and fitness.

    I think that it is important for us, especially as seniors, to monitor our health as much as we can, and I have found that using my iPhone and health apps really helps me to do this. Of course, the most important thing is for us to do our best to take care of our health, exercise, eat healthy...
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    The effects of magnesium deficiency.

    I am just starting my study about the importance of magnesium; but from what I have already learned, it is of vital importance to everyone, yet most of us do not get enough magnesium in our diets, and we do not recognize the symptoms as being from a lack of magnesium. Most of you know, I have...
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    Are we having DOS attacks this weekend ?

    When I went to check on my usual favorite forum early this morning, I received one of those shocking messages that said something like “this account has been suspended”, and the forum could not be reached at all. At first, it seemed like I might have been banned; but then I realized that it...
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    Free online pattern books for DIY, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts

    I think that we have talked about online book websites like Bookbub and Book Gorilla in the reading threads here on the forum; but I thought that some of you might not know that you can also get free patterns for knitting and crochet (and many other hobbies) from there as well. Both websites...
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    Fitness Apps to Monitor Health and Exercise.

    First came the little pedometer that clipped on, and maybe next, it was incorporated into a watch. I remember having one of those watches that would keep track of my steps when I walked. Next, I had a Fitbug, which was a little gadget that clipped on to my clothes and tracked my steps and then...
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    Eating a plant-based diet.

    I have been an omnivore all of my life, although I have always enjoyed eating vegetables and salads. The idea of just eating a vegan diet never seemed like it could be a healthy one. However, most of the inflammatory foods that we eat (inflammation=pain) are from animal foods or highly...
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    Making healthier bread at home.

    Recently, I found a good bread machine at the thrift store, and I intend to start making my own bread this way. I have made two loaves so far, and both turned out pretty well. The second loaf, dropped when it started to bake, but that was probably because I opened the top of the bread machine...
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    Growing plants with an Aerogarden.

    My daughter gave me an Aerogarden about 2 years ago, and I liked it so well that I bought another smaller one as well. The Aerogarden is a hydroponic growing system, and it is easy to set one up and use it. Mostly, I use it to start plants for the garden inside, and then once they have a good...
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    Kindle Fire 7 and 8 with payment plan now !

    I have a good friend who is still using the same old Kindle Fire that she has had for several years. It is one that I bought used from eBay, and later gave to her when I bought a newer one, so it is probably a 2010 model, or thereabouts. Now, she was telling me that it has trouble charging; so...
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    Binge Eating, and a way to control it.

    I have been reading a really interesting ebook about binge eating, why we do it, and a possible way to control the urge to binge eat. The book is called “Never Binge Again” , and it is very informative. One of the things they explain is about what is called our “lizard brain” or sometimes...
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    Low Income Programs

    These are programs that can help out a low-income senior. I wanted to start a thread where we can list someof the non-government programs that are designed for low income. We all know about the regular government programs; but there are other benefits offered by different companies that will...
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    Amazon First Reads

    This used to be called “Kindle First”, and Amazon just changed the name, but it still is the same thing. How it works is that once you sign up for this, each month on the first, they send you an email with around 4-5 books of different genres. You can look at the info on each book and choose...
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    How do you brew your coffee ?

    Way back when, we used a percolator, either an electric one, or one that worked on the stovetop. I even had a special one that we only used for camping trips and coffee made over the campfire. (Campfire coffee on a chilly morning out camping is some of the best coffee in the world !) Later, the...
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    Our beloved Ina has passed away today.

    I am in tears as I write this, and I know that many of you will be, too, when you read this. Ina’s daughter called me just now, and she asked me to let everyone on her forums know that Ina had passed away during the night last night. Ina had never really recovered from her grief of losing her...
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    Apple Watch

    My daughter gave me an Apple Watch , and I have been learning how to use it. The more I learn, the better I like this new gadget ! I have mentioned it in the health and fitness part of the forum, but since it is also a tech-y kind of gadget, I thought i would start a thread for this specific...
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    Meridian Tapping, similar to acupuncture, but no needles.

    I read about this a year or so ago, started using it, had good results, and then just kind of forgot about it. I am going to start using this again, and wanted to share it here in case anyone else can use this, too. Basically, meridian tapping, also called EFT (emotional freedom technique) is...
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    Solfeggio Healing Tones

    We have always known that music can affect our mood. Some music puts us to sleep, some actually rattles our nerves and puts us on edge, and some just helps when we are feeling sad. What we haven’t really known much about is why music does that, and apparently it is because of the vibrations...
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