Friday, September 23, 2011

World Traveler Loves America

My husband, David, has traveled to over 100 countries and worked in forty one as a chemical engineer and expert consultant on evaporates, mainly salt production. He has traversed the peaks of Tibet at 14,000 feet to the depth of the Dead Sea, 1388 feet before sea level. He has come face-to face with death on at least nine occasions and survived a helicopter crash.

In his words, “I have been to every continent in the world. Some famous, some not… Paris, Istanbul, Moscow, Vienna, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Peking, Shanghai, Jerusalem, Geneva, Leningrad, and Tunis. I have traveled Europe, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Far East. I have felt suffocated and short of breath in the thin air of Lhasa, Tibet and the Solar De Hombre Muerto, Argentina.

It was a thrill to see the ruins of Ephesus, Jerash, Petra, Rome and the palaces of Topkapi, the Forbidden City, Bavaria, and England. I have walked where Jesus walked, looked out over the Jordan Valley as Moses did from Mount Nebo, sat at the same table used by Lawrence of Arabia. I have been hosted by King Hussein of Jordan, and had servants kneel at my feet and call me “Master.” (In China he was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree)

Still, even with the faults of the United States Government and the loss of patriotism I knew as a child, there is no place I would rather be than America. I treasure my citizenship.

Heart and Warm Water with Meals

Good information about preventing heart attacks. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.
A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend. It could save a life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.