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How does Medicare work?

Medicare is the primary medical coverage provider for many people age 65 and older and those with a disability. Eligibility for Medicare has nothing to do with income level. A portion of Medicare coverage, Part A, is free for most Americans who worked in the U.S. and paid payroll taxes for many years. Part A is called "hospital insurance." If you qualify for Social Security, you will qualify for Part A. Part B, referred to as medical insurance is not free.

Part A: Hospital Coverage

  • Covers Hospital and nursing home stays
  • Provided by the Govenment
  • Responsible for deductible and copayments

Part B: Medical Coverage

  • Covers doctor visits and outpatient care
  • Provided by the Govenment, paid premium
  • Patient responsible for deductible and copayments

Part C: Medicare Cost Plans (private insurance)

  • Referred to as Medicare Advantage
  • Covers part A and Part B benefits
  • Often includes Part D benefits
  • Can provide services Medicare does not cover

Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Voluntary enrollment
  • For drugs not covered with Part A
  • Paid Premium with private insurance

Enrollment runs from October 15 - December 7. Call 1-800-MEDICARE or 1-800-633-4227
For more information on Medicare basics visit Medicare made Clear!
Visit care source for an easy to understand brochure.

The immune system is a complex fighting machine powered by five liters of blood and lymph. Lymph is a clear and colorless liquid that passes throughout the tissues of the body. Together, these two fluids transport all the elements of the immune system so they can do their jobs.
Ways to build your immune system:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Take your Cod Liver Oil! It contains Vitamin A & D, also an anti-flammatory
  • Take Vitamin D
  • Take Vitamin C
  • Decrease the toxins in your life, such as, processed foods, fast food, soda, and sugar.
  • Take a pro-biotic
  • Take a pre-biotic
  • Drink bone broth or homemade soups
  • Exercise
  • Reduce stress


Should I buy Organic or not?

It is very important to add fruits and vegetables to your diet, but should we buy organic?
Organic means, produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.
Some foods have higher exposure to pesticide reside and should be purchased organic or triple washed. These foods are deemed the dirty dozen and should be purchased organic.
Dirty Dozen - Buy Organic

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Potatoes

Clean 15 - No need to buy Organic
  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Onions
  • Papaya
  • Frozen Sweet Peas
  • Eggplants
  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
  • Cantaloupes
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kiwi
  • For more iformation on Organic Foods and the Dirty Dozen visit Healthy Eating

What is processed food and why is it bad?

"Processed foods" encompasses any food that has been altered in any way prior to sale or consumption.
Food manufacturers spend massive amounts of resources on making their foods as “rewarding” as possible to the brain, which leads to overconsumption.

Highly processed foods often contain:

  • Preservatives: Chemicals that prevent the food from rotting.
  • Colorants: Chemicals that are used to give the food a specific color.
  • Flavor: Chemicals that give the food a particular flavor.
  • Texturants: Chemicals that give a particular texture.
  • Keep in mind that processed foods can contain dozens of additional chemicals that aren’t even listed on the label.
Processed foods are often high in unhealthy fats. They usually contain cheap fats, refined seed- and vegetable oils (like soybean oil) that are often hydrogenated... which turns them into trans fats. Vegetable oils are extremely unhealthy and most people are eating way too much of them already.


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Bone broth is an aromatic broth simmered with beef or poultry bones and vegetables. Sipping bone broth is said to boost your health in a number of ways, such as by curbing chronic inflammation, stimulating digestion, and revving up your immune system. In addition to these benefits of bone broth, it also contains gelatin which also has benefits.

Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth?

  • Supports Joint Mobility
  • Supports Skin, Hair, and Nails
  • Supports Sleep.
  • Supports Anti-aging
  • SupportsAnti-tumor
  • Supports Arthritis and joint-pain relief
  • Supports Cell-protection
  • Can alleviate diabetes and lower blood sugar
  • Supports insulin regulation

How to make Bone Broth....
Place bones into a large stock pot or slow cooker and cover with water. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to water prior to cooking. This helps to pull out important nutrients from the bones. Fill stock pot or slow cooker with filtered water. Leave plenty of room for water to boil.
Heat slowly. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for at least six hours. Remove scum as it arises.
Cook slow and at low heat. Chicken bones can cook for 24 hours. Beef bones can cook for 48 hours.
A low and slow cook time is necessary in order to fully extract the nutrients in and around the bone. You can also add in vegetables, such as onions, garlic, carrots and celery, for added nutrient value. After cooking in the slow cooker, the broth will cool and a layer of fat will harden on top.
This layer protects the broth beneath. Discard this layer only when you are about to eat the broth.

More about Bone Broth with Dr. Axe