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ARE WE SELFISH? We are all anxious to get our lives back to the way that they were. But we here at Age.FYI, have to agree with the Governor of Virginia at this point. In Virginia, cases have surged so much in cities like Norfolk and Virginia Beach that Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam placed limits there last week on alcohol sales and gatherings of more than 50 people. Northam, the nation’s only governor who is a doctor, cited rising infections among young people and said the problem is that “too many people are selfish.” “We all know that alcohol changes your judgment,” he said. “You just don’t care as much about social distancing after you’ve had a couple of drinks.”

Crowded Bars, Protesters, Church gatherings, Graduation parties, no-mask weddings... The U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 Coronavirus deaths, and approaching 5 million confirmed infections. Many Americans are resisting wearing masks and social distancing, claiming an infringement on their rights.

“We’re at a point where there’s enough spread of COVID-19 that people throughout the U.S. are at an increased likelihood of encountering the virus and getting exposed,” University of Florida epidemiologist Dr. Cindy Prins said. She added: “This is a behavioral disease right now for a lot of people.” Prevention means “changing our behavior, and it’s so hard for humans to do. We’re social creatures.”

In Mississippi, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves grudgingly reversed course and announced a statewide order requiring the wearing of masks because of a resurgence of the virus. He also delayed the start of the school year for upper grades in eight hard-hit counties.

In Brandon, South Dakota, thousands of car racing fans packed the 9,000-seat Huset's Speedway over the weekend. Many did not cover their faces or stay away from others.

In Minnesota, a group of voters sued Gov. Tim Walz and other officials on Tuesday to try to block a requirement that voters wear face masks at polling places.

“We’re kind of over this whole COVID thing. I won’t wear a mask unless I absolutely have to,” 21-year-old Veronica Fritz said. She added: “I am a very strong Christian and I know where I’m going, and I believe God will take me when I’m supposed to go. So if I get COVID and I die from COVID, it’s not my decision.”

Yet, research shows that people can spread the virus before they feel sick and that masks lower the likelihood of their respiratory droplets reaching other people. Young people are not immune to this virus. Stupid and selfish people are not immune either.

Please use common sense throughout this tough time. We are all in this together and the quicker we work together and not against each other the sooner we will overcome this virus.

Meanwhile, build up your immune system, practice good hygeine and most of all be kind to each other.
This too shall pass...

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

NEW THIS WEEK!

An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger and it happens to almost all men as they get older. An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is not cancer, and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer.
If left untreated, BPH can progress and cause subsequent medical issues.  When the bladder does not empty completely, you become at risk for developing urinary tract infections (UTIs). ... In rare cases, bladder and/or kidney damage can develop from BPH.
If you have BPH or prostatitis, make an effort to reduce your caffeine intake by cutting back on coffee, soda or energy drinks. Avoiding caffeine can make a big difference in your urinary health. Another important drink for you prostate is water. Drink 6-8 glasses a day. Stay hydrated, and do not try to drink less to reduce your urine.
Drink decaffeinated tea. Both green tea and hibiscus tea are among the top drinks for prostate health. Both types of tea contain potent antioxidants. Studies show that green tea can help prevent prostate cancer from forming and may also slow the growth of aggressive prostate cancer.
A healthy style of eating to reduce the risk of prostate cancer is the Mediterranean Diet.

Symptoms of enlarged prostate

  • An intermittent flow of urine
  • Difficulty controlling urine flow
  • An inability to urinate at all
  • Frequent Urination
  • Frequent visits to the bathroom at night
  • A weak flow of urine
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Problems achieving or maintaining an erection
  • The presence of blood in the urine or semen
  • Pain in the lower back, upper thigh or hips

Foods good for shrinking the prostate

  • Sesame Seeds Zinc is an essential mineral to prostate health
  • Bell Peppers
  • Salmon
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Flaxseed
  • Oatmeal
  • Dark Chocolate-70% cacao
  • Berries
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Pomegranate Juice

Foods to eat in moderation

  • Red Meat
  • Caffinated Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Sodium
  • Eggs
  • Chicken

Aim to eat healthy

  • Eat 5 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Choose whole grain over white bread and cereals
  • Limit Red meat, including beef, pork, and processed meats, such as bologna and hot dogs
  • Choose healthy fats, such as olive oil, nuts and avocados
  • Limit satuarted fats from dairy and animal products
  • Avoid partially hydrgenated fats (trans fats) which are in fast foods and processed foods
  • Avoid sugar drinks and eat sweet treats occasionally
  • Cut down on salt
  • Watch portion sizes

Stay active to support prostate health

  • Brisk walking
  • Nonaerobic exercises, such as Leg lifts, sit ups and stretching
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Tennis

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.


Do I need to take Vitamins, or can I get all the nutrients I need from food?

Read more about Supplements at Age.Fyi/Supplements


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

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