1 Food- Nutrition is the science of food. Control food. Get on the treadmill. Lose weight by burning calories. Keep that stomach tight!
Vitamins - The sun makes vitamin D.
Minerals - Calcium is a mineral.
Proteins build muscle: meat, eggs & milk.
Fats insulate organs.
Carbohydrates are energy sources. They enter the blood as sugar called glucose.
I get glasses at the VA. They give eye exams. I am near sighted and have astigmatism. I have problems with my eyes caused by the dental assistant cracking that crown. The tooth was pulled, and my teeth, eyes @ and entire body has been affected. I have got to stop rubbing my eyes!
Pupils are the dark spots in my eyes. They open and close to regulate light. Irises are muscles that control the pupils. Irises have color.
Retinas are screens at the back of my eyeballs. Optic nerves connect retinas to the brain.
Ear canals produce wax to clean the ears. It can harden. Dr. Richard Quisling in Nashville removed wax from my left ear using a laser.
Outer ears funnel sound to the ear drums. The brain receives vibrations.
I have 32 teeth, 16 at the top, 16 at the bottom. 4 canines tear. 8 incisors chop. 8 premolars crush. 12 molars grind. Tooth enamel is the hardest thing in the body. Cavities are caused by a film of food and bacteria called "plaque." Plaque forms acid that erodes enamel.
I have got to brush my teeth even when I do not want to. Keep a clean tooth brush and a tube of tooth paste. Gargle Listerine!
I have 640 muscles. They enable my body to move. Muscles are attached to the skeleton by tendons.
Massage helps circulate the blood. Massage arms, legs, hands & feet! Use a hot towel to massage the face, neck & ears.
The heart pumps blood through the body. Blood carries food and oxygen to the cells. I have 5 quarts of blood. My heart beats 75 times a minute
Heart attacks are the number one cause of death. They occur when arteries get clogged by cholesterol and fat. The VA tells me my blood pressure is perfect.
Strokes are a leading cause of death. Strokes occur when blood cannot get to the brain.
When I breathe, my lungs take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide.
The skeleton has 206 bones. They meet at the joints. Cartilage covers the ends of bones. Arthritis is a disease that breaks down cartilage.
9 CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system. Peripheral nerves branch out through the body. Nerves send and receive signals to and from the brain.
Reduce stress. Reduce anxiety. Fight depression. Eliminate its causes.
I need to stay calm while driving. Do not get mad when people run red lights or pull in front. Do whatever it takes to avoid an accident! Stay calm. Be careful. Go slow.
I found a workable substitute for a pillow. Got to support my head and neck. I sleep on the mattress I bought from the other apartment. I generally sleep on my left side.
Dreams are thoughts and images during sleep. They are irrational. I had wet dreams at 14. They felt good, although I did not understand what they were and thought something was wrong. No one talked about sex. Dreams can be disturbing. I want them to cease.
Wear comfortable clothes. Velcro tennis shoes and ankle socks from Walmart.
Get on the treadmill. Build yourself up for Greece. I need to move my body. Do not sit at a computer for long periods. Get up and move.
Aging continues from infancy through childhood and adulthood to maturity and death. Aging is linked to changes in the cells. Cells wear out, and people die from age-related diseases. Heart attacks, strokes & infectious diseases are the chief causes of death.
Sit in the sun this summer. Use your chair or lie by the pool.
Life expectancy is 75 for men, 80 for women. I want good health and longevity. Aging can be slowed by body maintenance. I will go into my 80s and cross the line walking.
15 HEALTH INSURANCE
As a disabled veteran, I use the VA Medical Centers. I have Medicare A, which is for hospital. I reinstated Medicare B, which is for outpatient visits.
I take Synthroid for my thyroid gland and B12 for neuropathy. The VA sends them. Hormones from the thyroid control metabolism, the conversion of food into energy. The thyroid is located at the front of the throat.
I also take diabetes and arthritis medication.
Neuropathy is nerve disease. When there is too much sugar in the blood, it damages nerves. Muscles are weak.
Exercise takes sugar out of the blood and gets it to cells, where it is burned for energy! The brain releases endorphins when I exercise. These chemicals fight neuropathy. Weight loss lowers blood sugar.
18 VA NASHVILLE
Bacteria and viruses are neither plants nor animals. They are in a different category. Germs and microbes. People can be "infected" by them. When I had a bacterial infection in my neck, the VA used antibiotics and steroids. Antibiotics kill bacteria but do not kill viruses.
19 LAST CHAPTER
Stop masturbating! It is part of the second mission given by the 1%. Avoid sexy images. Avoid all porn. Giving up alcohol was huge. I quit drinking, August 16, 2012.
Plan ahead. Go through your stuff. Read papers and books. Clean the apartment! Tub and toilet. Play the CDs: Elvis, ABBA, CHESS, Shania, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan & Jim Colyer songs. Mine are on youtube! Life is half offense, half defense. Lay low when the situation calls for it. Get with Michael! Michael and his family are the only people in this state I care about.
I pay rent and need to spend time in my apartment. Stay off the roads when there is no reason to be out. Traffic is bad. Conserve money and gas. Make the truck last.
Be smart about food. Eat eggs at the Waffle House and Cracker Barrel. Drink water instead of coffee. Eat vegetables from Kroger's salad bar. Eat at the Vanderbilt Cafeteria, Cookout & Wendy's.
Do not be affected by the seasons, the amount of daylight or darkness. Or the temperature. Follow the solstices & equinoxes. Follow the orbit of the earth around the sun. It revolves 67,000 miles an hour.
The hardest thing was dealing with the death of my parents. They had a chapter before me, and I am having one after them. It is nature, and I cannot change it. Life leaves something to be desired. Trust the real God!
Karen is gone. It happened quick, Christmas Eve, 2017. I have been given a mission in my second 40. I will stay in touch with Michael, helping in whatever way I can. I must go on!
I need to apply the ideas in this paper and in the Strategy. Make them my lifestyle, not just words on paper.
Masturbation must cease. It can come to an end. Neuropathy and arthritis make it hard to get around. My hands, fingers, feet & toes are affected. I do not have good balance. My arms are weak. Thighs also. Arthritis is in my neck. My stomach is swollen. I wonder how much of this is related to that tooth being pulled. I need to get on the treadmill every day. Keep it up! Exercise fights neuropathy. It takes sugar out of the blood and gets it to the cells. Excess sugar damages nerves. Exercise fights neuropathy.
I keep getting up in the night to pee. Maybe it is related to the prostrate. Diet is important. I have got to stop eating bad food and eating when I am not hungry. 3 or 4 bites, and hungry generally goes away. People tend to eat when they are no longer hungry.
My eyes are a problem. I have been rubbing them when crusty sleep builds up. I have keep my fingers out of my eyes. I probably have cataracts