Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stop the World and let me off, do you ever feel like saying that?

Do you ever feel like you do not fit? In our world of immediate news, seniors and other confined folk, sometimes watch the news  24 hours a day, or at least when they are not sleeping or their favorite Soap or game show is not on.


It is just as bad for folks like me who sit in front of this monitor too many hours. The news is bad and good. Along with the news you have the ‘Health Hints’ from experts.  I once heard the definition of an expert is “A drip under pressure”.


Have you took the time to count the number of times eggs have been  great, terrible, may be bad or they are the best all round food; that according to the latest Expert ‘TV Doctor’.


In reality, I am getting older, in pretty good health and I do like to eat healthy. I loved to smoke, it was a most enjoyable habit, but I finally quit. The Dr. & my wife said it was bad for me. I cut  back on sugar and switched to diet colas. Once I was hooked on the diet colas, THEY became all of a sudden as bad as the sugary drinks. Ok, now I drink Green Tea. The cure all, and solve all. I am wondering for how long.

Okay what started this RANT was this operation. Dr. Sherry and I are reading the ‘Post Op’ procedures, “WASH THE INCISION WITH  ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAP”. We do not have any, Dr. Sherry jumps in the Super FIT, and drove to get some. Ahh relief, I am safe, now I can rest easy and bathe safe in a bacteria killing soap.


Today, what is the headlines on AOL? “ANTI BACTERIAL SOAP MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOU!” Some University study.  WELLLLLLLLL

FORGET IT! I’m eating a dozen eggs in the morning, half pound of bacon, grits, strong black coffee and washing in GRandma’s lye soap. Winking smile . These people are going to drive me crazy!

In reality, we do try to eat and live healthy, but we believe moderation is the best answer. (although I am not moderate all the time).

Off the Anti-Bacterial Soap Box.

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betty said...

I agree with you and Sherry, Jack, moderation is the key. We sometimes have trouble defining it, but it really is the best overall. The studies keep contradicting themselves; sometimes this is okay, sometimes it is not. So just eating and living sensibly seems to be the way to go.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, they do keep coming out with different reports every day about what is bad and good for you. I'm with you in thinking that moderation is the key. I'm not always moderate either, but try. I don't watch the news much at all anymore and find less and less to watch on TV. I'd rather be sitting on the porch watching the leaves fall one by one.

Unknown said...

I would think that washing a surgical wound with antibacterial soap would be a case of using antibacterial soap in moderation. In other words, it would be a short-term use, with its advantages of preventing infection offsetting the disadvantages which would be more likely to occur with long-term use or unnecessary use.
That's my two cents' worth. Just trying to make you feel better about it. I definitely understand your frustrations about the changing recommendations from so called experts.

Paula said...

I'm with you on moderation. Wish Dr. Sherry could straighten John out. He watches TV and drinks diet soda all time except when he is feeding cows and that doesn't take long. I've been taking Niacin for several years on the advice of a nurse practioner. Now I read it doesn't do a thing for me.

Jackie said...

Your blog makes me smile; that never goes out of style.

Lisa said...

I was just talking about this to my husband the other day. One day coffee, wine or chocolate is good for you and the next its bad. Then I think back to some older folks I've known that lived to be in their 80s and 90's. They lived off Whisky, Fried Chicken, and Cigarettes. I've learned not to believe everything I hear. I think its that some bodies react to foods different than others.

Do what works for you.

shirl72 said...

Not only do you have to watch what you eat, now we are not safe
driving our cars. They are recalling what we drive. I might just
go on a diet and start walking where ever I go. Then I will pass
out from not eating and get hit by a car while walking. What is a person'to do anymore.

Cindi said...

lol..I enjoying reading your blog .it's crazy the different 'good' for ya products they push on us!I like you enjoyed cigs, I miss them and trying to supplement breathing methods is so bogus; I love the nicotine! lol

Rick Watson said...

Watching the news is bad for you :)

Mevely317 said...

Neat post! You had me nodding at the title!

My father so loved to distraction that which would drive a dietitian nuts ... greasy fried eggs, half and half on the cereal, etc. Lots of it! This may sound odd, but my mother once rationalized that it was good he passed suddenly; if he had to give up his favorite foods and cigars he would have truly been miserable.

Ya, moderation is the key, perhaps ... but darn if my dad didn't relish every moment of his 69 years!

PS - I'm going to be so cross if I get to 90 and hear the Surgeon General has contradicted himself: that nicotine is actually good for you! :)