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Parmesan that's cheddar- and mozzarella-laced wood pulp

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Live longer, don't eat bacon and sausage

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Tuna's not greener than pork!

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 1, 2015 at 7:34am

I still imitate Lynde's catch phrase, "You think it's easy?", with a curled upper lip.

Joan, I hear you! I've seen my diabetic sister "collapse" for need of a snack. It's a whole different scenario for diabetics. I think I said that. No offense taken.

Comment by Plinius on July 1, 2015 at 2:19am

Just read it, what a good piece of history is that! I never found one of those, but I made my own cookbook from clippings, etc.

My cookbook has recipes that are cheap, easy and quick to make, healthy, vegetarian and eco-friendly.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 30, 2015 at 11:12pm

Remember community fund-raising cookbooks?  I have several, including one published by Burbank Family Services that includes a crazy casserole recipe donated by the late Paul Lynde.  What FUN!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/28/1397363/-The-Decline-of-Ch...

Paul Lynde's Beef Stew

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Combine everything in a large casserole dish.
  3. Cover and cook in oven for 6-7 hours.

This was definitely written before slow cookers became available

Index of /recipes/photos/paul lynde

Let's  face it, I loved him.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2015 at 8:38am

Randy, with respect, I disagree with your statement, "eating breakfast is more of a habit than anything, not to mention we've been told "it's the most important meal of the day". Horse manure. 

Keeping a balance of blood sugars throughout 24 hours requires small portions, eaten often. My practices now involve what looks like snacking, but it is maintaining a balance. 

The shakes and sweats present miserable symptoms that food, the right kind, can manage. I was in the Seattle airport with my cousin who is a registered nurse. I started to go into a diabetic shock and she set me down on a bench and ran for some orange juice and a slice of plain bread. That did the trick. It is easy to manage with proper eating. 

eating breakfast is more of a habit than anything, not to mention we've been told "it's the most important meal of the day". Horse manure. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2015 at 8:31am

Felaine, I am so very sorry you got caught in our nation's failure to care for those who need help. Your story is an important one and needs to be heard by voters. Your situation is not unusual, sadly. If the voters understood how vulnerable they are to ageing and its complications they would make necessary changes.  

"Since Big Pharma is no longer required to provide prescription meds to low or no-income patients, I have not been able to afford any meds, and am slowly going downhill."

"My toes are starting to turn  black, and I can't walk unaided anymore..."

This should not be happening to you. Be sure to see a doctor and find a social worker who can help you navigate the bureaucracy. Do keep us informed. I wish you liked bananas, they provide needed nutrition. 

The feet experiences of a diabetic grow progressively worse, especially if you do not have your meds and proper food. I am sure you know to stay away from carbohydrates because of the high sugar content. The foods that keep my blood sugar down are vegetables with lots of color: spinach, tomatoes, celery, swiss chard. Are you able to grow vegetables in a garden. It does cos money for watering, and your feet may not allow you to function. 

I can't think of any more ideas. 

Since Big Pharma is no longer required to to provide prescription meds to low or no-income patients, I have not been able to afford any meds, and am slowly going downhill.  

Comment by Plinius on June 30, 2015 at 2:10am

Thinking of you, Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 29, 2015 at 8:03pm

I'd rather die than shop at WalFart, plus our city council has so far refused them a permit (which makes me very proud.)

I have never signed up for Medicareless Part D because I can't afford the additional premium...part B is bad enough (10% of my Social Insecurity).   And it's just corporate welfare anyway....(I tried filing for federal disability, got a lawyer who specializes in that, and got a lecture from a cranky old judge....I was humiliated.)

I'm just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

Comment by Michael Penn on June 29, 2015 at 3:06pm

Sk8eycat, you live in California. Anybody in the USA over 65 years old should be able to get generic meds at Walmart for $4 a prescription. Do you have Medicare? My Medicare is farmed out to Coventry Gold Advantage and most of my scripts are free.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2015 at 1:01pm

My very religious doctor I used to see, said I was close to being diabetic, but my new doctor says no, and I think he knows more than most doctors I've had, for several reasons.

I haven't checked my blood sugar level for a long time, but since spring arrived and I've been getting a lot of exercise working in the garden almost every day, plus being on Atkins diet for over 3 weeks, it should be good.

As far back as I can remember, I could go without eating anything for 2 days and see no problems.  I'm still that way.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 29, 2015 at 12:19pm

I AM diabetic, and when I was getting free meds to regulate my blood sugar, I DID get the shakes and sweats if I didn't eat regularly.

Since Big Pharma is no longer required to to provide prescription meds to low or no-income patients, I have not been able to afford any meds, and am slowly going downhill.  BUT I'm not hungry very often anymore.

My toes are starting to turn  black, and I can't walk unaided anymore....going to try to get to the ER this week.  I don't want to  have to go through with the vein grafting, etc., that my Dad suffered 30 years ago.  I'd rather call it quits.

 

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