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an especially important way to be nurturing to our children

Life cannot exist without water.
Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight.
Every cell of every organ of the body needs water for optimum function.

Each cell needs water.
Our bodies need water just as a plant needs water.

To ensure our health, our drinking water needs to be clean and free of contaminants.
For we parents, a minimum of 5 glasses of water a day cuts by 50% the chance of heart attack, as well as lubricating everything. We need to be around for our precious children.

"One should never count the years -- one should instead count one's interests.
I have kept young trying never to lose my childhood sense of wonderment.
I'm glad I still have a vivid curiosity about the world I live in."

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) US "author, lecturer"

"Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery." Ivan Illich (1926 - 2002) Austrian-born US writer
"Medical Nemesis."""

Daily Discipline Aids Health & Longevity
LaLanne's strict daily regime:
Exercise: Getting up early and exercising for two hours-one hour of strength training and another hour of swimming.
Breakfast: a Protein Shake.
Lunch: typically Fruit and Egg Whites
Dinner: usually Salad, Brown rice, and Grilled Fish.
Anytime of the day: Vegetable & Fruit Juicing with his Jack LaLanne Juicer.
LaLanne has not had sweets since he was a teenager.
He overcame a sickly childhood and youth with his nutrition and exercise .

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Word from the Nurse:
"Pain is inevitable. Misery is optional.
Pain is a fact of life. Misery is a state of mind. Misery can be controlled or altered by an act of the will.
When we begin to feel sorry for ourselves, or discouraged, or depressed,
we can open the door and invite those unwelcome guests to LEAVE!
Then we can invite our Lord to come in through that open door and fill the empty spaces with His peace, love and light."
(Rev. Erman Lunder)



Wash surfaces that have been touched.
Wash our hands frequently.

Try not to touch the face with hands.
Good reasoning to avoid bacteria, viruses & fungus as the hands pick up undesirables wherever they touch.

Go NUTS for health…
Eating 1 oz. of nuts a day, particularly walnuts or almonds contributes to heart health.

"Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery."
Ivan Illich (1926 - 2002) Austrian-born US writer
"Medical Nemesis."""

Have you seen a child is cranky, crying, or acting up in a store?
Sometimes all the child needs is a drink of water.


Our Children have only us to take care of their needs, and thus their health. When our children were young, an older aunt of my husband, visiting from Chicago, gave me some good advice: She said Every day make SURE each child has adequate.........see below


1) Nutrition (-vegetables,fruits,milk,etc)

2) Water

3) Exercise

4) Sleep

5) Fresh Air& Sunlight (open windows & 10 min in the sun)

6) Bowel Movement (check)

7) Love & Hugs (make it automatic)

8) Music (Singing & listening to the Masters like Mozart & Bach & Beethoven)

9) Personal Prayer (Praise, Thanksgiving, Confession, Intersession)

10) Laughter

(author unknown; source:
Parish Nursing Newsletter)

1. Persistant Presence of supportive friends

2. Chronic positive Expectation

3. Regular signs of Joy in Living

4. Sense of spiritual renewal in the Lord

5. Increased sensitivity to others

6. A tendency to adapt to changing conditions

7. Increased appetite for physical activity

8. Tendency to identify and communicate feelings

9. Repeated episodes of Gratitude and Generosity

10.Compulsion to care for other people

11.Persistent sense of humor

12.A life centered in the forgiveness of Christ


Patients with any chronic illness can
Enjoy Reduced Stress and Improved Quality of Life Through

1) listening to favorite music "on the go" accompanying around house & car with personal i-pods & ear/headphones;

2) listening to favorite music filling the home.

This website &/or newsletter & anyone connected with it does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
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National Nutrition Month®
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center

Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141
(800) 365-2219
(314) 991-4100
(314) 991-4101 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Cathy Bryson

World Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(212) 889-2310 Fax
Materials available
Contact: None designated

18 - 24
National Poison Prevention Week
Poison Prevention Week Council
P.O. Box 1543
Washington, DC 20013
(703) 894-1858
(703) 683-2812 Fax Materials available
Contact: Holly Wells

25 - 31
National Tsunami Awareness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones

American Diabetes Alert Day
American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
(703) 549-1500
(703) 549-6995 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters

Quick Tips For Healthy Families

Give your children household chores that require physical exertion.

Make dinner "FAMILY TIME".

Choose a variety of natural foods from the earth and avoid processed foods and sugared beverages. Help children learn food labels, healthy snack choices

Encourage physical exercise & fresh air,, like playing ball outside.

Get the whole family active. Plan fun things together.

Plan family activities, outings, and vacations that involve vigorous physical activities.

Don’t reward a child with food.

Limit computer and television to 1 hour a day.

Live without television & video games in your home.It will encourage reading & activities.
Be a positive role model.

If you do not have your own source of an on-call RN, through your work or insurance company, Call "My Nurse"
There are Registered Nurses at the flick of a phone

What is "My Nurse"?
- a free health information service for the public, staffed by registered nurses 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

"When to Call My Nurse?
If you're wondering if you should call your physician about a health issue
If you are a parent with a sick child
If you're wondering if you should seek emergency care for an illness or injury
If you are the caregiver for children or others
If you have health concerns
If you are a discharged patient with questions as you recover at home"


Whether we are on a traveling business assignment, or just on a fun road trip, here are a few tips to keep that blood circulating while driving in the car for so long.
Getting up & out and stretching legs and arms keeps us alert, stimulates blood circulation, prevents the back from getting too stiff and helps prevent blood clots.
Some may just want to get there as quick as possible, but we should try and stop every couple hours, even if it's just for 5 minutes for the above reasons!

Allow time for breaks in the trip itinerary; it is imperative to your well being.
In addition, we're probably traveling through unknown territory and what better time to soak up the surroundings and make our trip a little more memorable.

Here are a few exercises we can do while traveling cross country.
o Pelvic tilt. Funny name, good exercise. This exercise may help prevent or relieve any lower back discomfort and will work your abdominal muscles. Sit up tall in yourseat and place your hands behind you at the small of your back. Now press your back into your fingers by contracting your abdominal muscles.Hold for 10 seconds, then relax. After doing this a few times, try holding the contraction longer.

o Quadriceps contractions. Using one leg at a time, straighten your knee and contract your quadriceps. Hold the contraction for 10 seconds and do this several times.

o Upper-body stretches. Tilt your head toward one shoulder, then the other. Do shoulder circles in both directions. Clasp your hands together on the steering wheel and round your shoulders and upper back. If the weather cooperates, get out of your car for these exercises:

o Full-body stretch. Clasp your hands together and reach above your head, stretching yourself as tall as possible.

o Calf stretch. Step one foot behind the other and press your heel down. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat with the other leg.

o Squats and lower back stretches. Stand beside your open car door and support yourself by holding onto your open window. Squat down to a 90-degree bend in your knees, then stand up. Do this 10 to 15 times.
Stretch your lower back by bending at your waist and stretching away from the door.

Follow these suggestions and we can save ourselves from pain and stiffness, all the while enjoying the scenic highways of these great United States.