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Protect You and Your Family during Flu Season with an Immune Booster

Posted Monday, November 15, 2010

You may have noticed lately that there’s a slight nip in the air, which signals the transition between the fall and winter seasons in Vancouver.  While we Vancouverites love the changing colours of the leaves and the prospect of hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard, we’re not excited about red eyes, runny noses or being kept awake at night by coughing.  Yes, it’s that time of year again- flu season.  ... FULL POST


Robert commented on 30-Sep-2012 01:46 PM
Thanks so much Lisa and I love the running idea. I am a rneunr myself not only do you save the planet but you help your body at the same time! Just so you know your not the only one that has run with a stroller just to carry the stuff!! Thanks for the comment!
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Idaianne commented on 01-Oct-2012 02:06 AM
Besides, can they really MAKE eyrovene get weighed and measured? The laws in the U.S. are pretty much firmly on the side that no adult can be forced to go to a doctor or to take their children to one, or accept any kind of treatment or testing, except in rare instances like a danger-to-self-or-others temporary psych hold or getting kids required immunizations for school. That pretty much means we can refuse to be weighed or have our children weighed. Maybe there are a lot of people who don’t know that they are allowed to refuse, but I have seen enough medical records to know it happens all the time. (And when someone is over about 400 pounds or so, a general practitioner doctor’s office is unlikely to have the right equipment to weigh them; even a lot of hospitals don’t have it.) Yes, we have the right to refuse care *now,* but do you really, honestly think it will stay like that? Do you really think that people, who are paying for your healthcare with their tax dollars, are going to care much about your rights if you develop a disease that's *allegedly* lifestyle-related? Besides, we’ll never, ever have complete government control of health care in America. The corporations would never allow it. Furthermore, the major corporate interests involved in health care — Big Pharma and the insurance companies — are at direct odds with one another. The former wants people to have as many prescriptions and surgeries as possible; the latter wants us to never set foot in a doctor’s office or hospital, ever. Which, as far as I'm concerned, is a good thing. I feel a lot less anxious knowing that that is the case, even though it's not a whole lot of comfort to me. But the “fatties use up too much health care” blame game is just as much a tool of the insurance companies as it is of any government body — and it’s not like anyone actually has a shot at better coverage unless they are young, thin, and in perfect health, and carry their own private policy as opposed to their (or their partner’s or parent’s) employer’s. The HCR exchanges might enable you to carry a different company’s card if you’re unemployed, but they all pull the same shenanigans. Really? Why, I had no idea.:)You're missing a crucial point, though. First, while you are right in that corporate America is hardly blameless in its abuse of fat people, you have yet to establish how government control of healthcare would solve this problem. Governments can be ruthless in their seeking of money, power, and prestige just like corporations, especially when acting at the behest of such a fat-phobic voting bloc. And, just like corporations that choose not to hire fat people or insurance companies that charge higher premiums, governments can fine, imprison, force medical treatment on, or refuse to cover noncompliant people. With corporations, at least, you have more options and a legal recourse. The government is a true monpoly. And what legal recourse do you have when your government is the oppressor? BL is arguing from a libertartian point of view and, as such, she will advocate deregulation of the health care industry. I'm not arguing for that, necessarily, but I AM arguing that government-run healthcare won't be any better. Really, we are trading one set of problems for another.What about doctors? Like it or not, doctors need to make money in order to practice medicine. How much are they really going to be paid under government healthcare? The people only have so much money to pay in taxes, and third-party payments may or may not be allowed. Trust me. I've been on Medicaid, and it's next to impossible to find doctors that accept new patients on Medicaid. Why? Because they are reimbursed by the government, which doesn't pay nearly as much as private insurance. Don't get me started on the weight lists and their managed care plans.
Moonesam commented on 01-Oct-2012 05:04 AM
WOW. You two look sincerely and dpeely in love. Congrats kids, I know the wedding will be as stunning as these photos! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures!
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Nicolas commented on 02-Oct-2012 09:44 PM
So when we do what he has gifted us to do, we wosrihp him by being who he truly created us to be. great words, mari. i really, really like this. and it's kind of funny, because i was thinking about this same thing that morning we visited imago dei with you a couple weeks back.it's beautiful to think how He created us all with specific gifts, for specific purposes. and when we're using these gifts, we're wosrihping Him (as you pointed out). and, in doing so, He's working through us to accomplish His purposes. in those moments. His purposes are being accomplished when we're wosrihping Him, and when we're doing what He gifted us to do. to help spread Himself. it's kind of like it was all in the plan. so cool to think. good stuff, mari. thanks for sharing.
John commented on 02-Oct-2012 11:39 PM
SteveHi JulieIt already seems like ages ago good fun doing it thgouh, I surprised myself at how easy I did it I was expecting so much more pain Hopefully, with the up coming golf day we should manage to raise over a31500 for Jeans For Genes -which will be a great effortcheersSteve
Ismahan commented on 03-Oct-2012 01:36 AM
hey john and erin had a great time with you guys that sunny sat in nov. when we stumble acsors new people on our travels it is never by chance, rather orchestrated by a great God who guides us in this journey of life. loved reading your blog. how random was that german girl we met. we continued our journey to picton and had a cup of tea together (and a few more smokes). enjoy the rest of your journey in this great land of kiwis & kakas .
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