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A NATURAL SOLUTION 4 YOU
October 13, 2003 Edition
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A NOTE FROM RANDAL

Hi Everyone,

I think the segment on laughter is very appropriate considering all the
stress we all seem to wade through daily. I have been reading a joke a day
for the last several months. I enjoy the time out to laugh and I know it
certainly doesn't hurt. Just a suggestion, find some time each day for a
humorous moment, you'll be glad you did.

Hard to believe October is here already! The year is almost over and I have
to wonder where it went. I am sure you are saying the same thing too. Make
your Fall a great one!

As always, we appreciate the sharing of our ezines and our websites to your
family and friends without your help we wouldn't be where we are today.

Until next time,
Randal


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HEALTH IN THE NEWS
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START THE DAY WITH LAUGHTER

Abraham Lincoln always started cabinet meetings with a joke. One day when
he was being harassed by a heckler who proceeded to call Lincoln two-faced,
the president retorted, "If I'm two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
Needless to say, the heckler had nothing more to say, and may have even
laughed!

LAUGHTER IS OFTEN THE BEST MEDICINE

Michael R. Wasserman, M.D., specialist in geriatric medicine states, "A few
years ago, I came down with pneumonia, pulled out videotapes of "I Love
Lucy" reruns and laughed myself back to good health. Clearly, humor and
laughter have a positive effect on one's attitude and health overall. While
we don't know all of the specifics, our immune system appears to benefit
from these emotions."


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HEALTH NEWS FOR KIDS
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YOUR CHILD'S COUGH From Yahoo News

Coughs are one of the most frequent symptoms of childhood illness, and
although they can sound awful at times, they usually are not a symptom of
anything dangerous. Actually, coughing is a healthy reflex that helps clear
the airways in the throat and chest.

If you learn to recognize certain types of coughs, you will know how to
handle them and when you should seek medical help. Here's a list of coughs:

* "Barking" Cough
* "Whooping" Cough
* Cough With Wheezing
* Stridor
* Sudden Cough
* Nighttime Cough
* Daytime Cough
* Cough With a Cold
* Cough With a Fever
* Cough With Vomiting


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MANY WOMEN ARE STARVED FOR SLEEP
By Janice Billingsley
HealthDay Reporter

Start with the stresses of work and family. Add household responsibilities
and perhaps worry about an elderly parent. Then factor in the hormonal
changes that come with being female, and it should come as no surprise many
women are shortchanged on sleep.

"There are very few times in a woman's life when something doesn't interfere
with her sleep. Sleep disorders are very common -- and under-diagnosed -- in
women," says Dr. Meir Kryger, director of the Sleep Disorder Clinic at St.
Boniface Hospital Research Center at the University of Manitoba.

That's not to say men don't suffer from sleep problems, too. But women fall
into their own category of sleep deprivation, says Kryger, author of a book
on women and sleep that will be published next spring.

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Following are the most requested crockpot recipes for the past week. Also
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1. Layered Dinner

2. Crock Pot Rise and Shine

3. Cinnamon Applesauce

4. Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

5. All-Day Macaroni and Cheese

6. Cinnamon-Spiced Apple Cider

7. Hungarian Supper

8. Vegetable Paella

9. Bean and Cornbread Casserole

10. Traditional Apple Butter

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LAUGHING LINES
Laughter Is Good Medicine
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Many years ago my wife was to knitting what Tiger Woods is to golf. She
designed exotic patterns with ease.

There was an occasion when we had lunch in a real Chinese restaurant (only
one person spoke partial English, all menus were in Chinese). When she saw
the hand-written menu she was so impressed with the calligraphy she tucked
the menu in her purse. Some months later I saw the result, a stunning white
sweater with the Chinese symbols hand-stitched down the front.

She received compliments galore until one cocktail party when we met a
distinguished Chinese physician who asked my wife where she got the symbols.
He then wanted to know if she knew what they meant.

"I'm afraid to ask," she said, "but tell me anyway."

Even she had to laugh when he told her they read, "This is a cheap dish--but
good."


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