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In This Issue:
Clematis Blooms
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Vitamin C,E May Aid Heart Transplant Patients

Farmed Fish: The Consequences

Chewable Elderberry Plus for Children
Healthy Blast

Linda’s Lasagne

The Most Natural Thing

Rx List

4 Expectant Fathers

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We have for the first time since moving here had our Clematis bloom. Before
the deer had been eating the Clematis and everything else we put down. We
are trying a new product that seems to be working quite well in discouraging
their snacking on all of our hard work.

This issue I am introducing a new section called “Health Related Tips.” I
know we all want to have the best health and I have been introduced to many
different things over the years that I want to share with you. If you have
any ideas or tips along that subject please send them to me.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The antioxidant vitamins C and E might help slow
artery disease in patients who have recently had a heart transplant, results
of a small study suggest.

Coronary arteriosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of heart arteries,
commonly develops in the few years after a heart transplant. As methods of
preventing organ rejection have improved, the longer-range complication of
arteriosclerosis in these patients has taken on more importance, according
to the authors of the new study.

In their study of 40 heart transplant patients, daily treatment with
vitamins C and E helped to minimize the growth of artery-clogging plaque
over one year. Researchers led by Dr. James C. Fang of Brigham and Women’s
Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, report the findings in the March 30th
issue of The Lancet.

The study patients were also on cholesterol-lowering statin medication, but
the vitamins inhibited plaque growth “over and above” the effects of statin
therapy, Fang’s team reports. Patients who took cholesterol drugs and the
vitamins showed only slight thickening in their artery walls, while those on
cholesterol medication alone had more substantial thickening.

Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help neutralize the effects of damaging
forms of oxygen known as reactive oxygen species, and some research has
suggested antioxidants are protective against heart disease and cancer.
According to Fang and his colleagues, their results support the idea that
oxidative stress contributes to arteriosclerosis after heart
transplantation. Moreover, the results suggest “a potentially useful
therapy,” the researchers write.

Larger trials are needed to confirm these results and to see whether the
benefits of vitamins C and E in transplant patients persist over several
years, they add.

SOURCE: The Lancet 2002;359:1108-1113.

For More Information on Several Vitamin C’s and Two E’s, Start With:

From Grist Magazine
Farmed fish are like the consumptive children of an aristocratic Victorian
family: coddled, spoiled, inbred, genetically weak, servants catering to
their every whim. Living in crowded net cages, farmed fishies are more prone
to pests and diseases; to counteract the problem, they are indeed fed
antibiotic-laced food. Dyes can be added to the food as well, to give the
fishies’ flesh a pinkish, wild-salmon-y hue. And they are fed as much as
they will eat, which is a lot; it takes two or three pounds of wild caught
fish to raise one pound of farmed salmon. The math does not bode well for
wild fish runs.

What goes in must come out: A salmon farm with 200,000 fish produces the
same amount of poop as a town of 62,000 people. Thanks to the sewage system,
aka the tide, most of the antibiotic-laden excrement wafts slowly to the sea
floor, where it suffocates all living beings.

Then there’s the problem of fish escaping from farms. Despite their delicate
Victorian constitutions, escapee salmon may thrive in the wild, raising
fears that they will disrupt the natural gene pool and alter centuries-old
wild fish customs. To top it all off, wild fish have little resistance to
the diseases and pests that are prevalent in fish farms, so AWOL fishies can
transmit dangerous illnesses. Concerned fish observers are seeing
unprecedented levels of disease in salmon runs near fish farms.

The bottom line? For your own health, and for the health of ecosystems
worldwide, it is best to eat sustainably harvested wild fish. Actually, for
your own health it’s probably best not to eat fish at all, since antibiotic-rich fish poop isn’t the only thing contaminating our waters. But if you must eat fish, Environmental Defense can help you make an educated decision about which fish to choose:


For an overall good combination to nourish the heart check out:
Cardio Assurance

Great formula for kids to keep their immune systems perking!
Children don’t have to get sick! This formula has
elderberry for bacterial and viral problems and adds reishi
mushroom and astragalus (“the” Chinese immune herb).
Flavored with lemon and lime and sweetened with fructose –
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Elderberry Plus

Healthy Blast – Good Tasting Meal Replacement Powder
It is formulated with proprietary blends of protein and fiber. The
fiber in Healthy Blast is obtained from 20 different fruit, vegetable and grain
sources. It also contains stevia, a low-glycemic health supplement that
supports blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
Editor’s Note: I have personally tried Healthy Blast and it tastes delicious mixed
with orange juice and is extremely satisfying. I was amazed. I suggest you
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Serves 6
* 12-15 strips lasagne
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 (2 1/4 ounce) can TVP mince
* 3 (16 oz) cans chopped tomatoes
* 1 teaspoon oregano
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Stock or vegetable water
* 1 cup cottage cheese
* 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat oven 350.
Place lasagne strips in saucepan, cover with water, and boil for a few
minutes until they are starting to soften.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the onion and garlic. Add the TVP
mince, chopped tomatoes with their juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer
20-30 minutes, adding a little stock or water if necessary to make a moist
sauce. Remove from heat.

Pour a layer of tomato sauce in a deep, large baking dish. Spoon a layer of
cottage cheese over the sauce, then arrange a layer of lasagne over that,
followed by a layer of grated cheddar. Repeat this layering process until
you are about 1 1/2 inches away from the top of the baking dish. Finish with
a layer of tomato sauce topped by a final layer of cheddar cheese.
Bake the lasagne 30 mins, until the cheese is brown and bubbly.
Per serving: 166 Calories (kcal); 10g Total Fat; (53% calories from fat); 7g
Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 172mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat;
0 Other Carbohydrates

From Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking as seen on

You really need to know! Choosing a healthy
pet food avoids many vet bills and heartache.

The most natural thing to improve your health and looks is to drink purified
water. After reading the book, “Your Bodies Many Cries for Water”, I
really began to understand how important water really is to our overall well
being and appearance. A good rule of thumb concerning the amount to consume
is in the following paragraph.

It’s suggested you start drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water
per day. If you weigh 120 lbs. then that would be 60 ounces of water per
day. That is only plain water no tea, coffee or juice with it. Water is an
universal solvent and very important to your overall health.

Our bodies are made up of over 70% water, that is why it’s very important to
always be replenishing water into your system. The book referenced above
also mentions several health problems that can be directly related to lack
of water consumption.

For more details on the book:

The number of medications available on the market is increasing. Using
alternative health products we need to know the side effects, interactions
and effectiveness of natural health products and the medicines that we may
be using. Check out Rx List at

Laughter is Good Medicine!
Four expectant fathers were in a Minnesota hospital waiting room while their
wives were in labor. The nurse comes in and tells the first man, “Congratulations, You’re the father of twins.” “What a coincidence!” the man exclaims. “I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team!” The nurse returns a short while later and tells the second man, “You are the father of triplets.” “Wow, what a coincidence!” he replies. “I work for the 3M Corporation.” When the nurse comes again, she tells the third man that his wife has given birth to quadruplets. “Another coincidence!” he tells her. “I work for the Four Seasons Hotel!” At this point, the fourth guy faints. When he comes to, the others ask him what was wrong. He moans, “I work for Seven-Eleven!”

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