- Toledo School District: School Board Meeting At TES Tonight *
- TES PTO: Garden Club Kicks Off *
- USDA: Food Loss at the Farm Level *
- Governor Inslee: Inslee Signs Bill Protecting ACA Health Insurance Practices *
- Health Corner: Am I Safe If A Health Test Returns Zero Negative Results? *
- Today: Toledo School Board Meeting *
- Toledo High School Sports - April 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District posted:
Toledo Middle School boasted:
TES PTO Kid’s Garden: Brooke Sellards Acosta reported -
USDA: Food Loss at the Farm Level
Posted by Claudia Hitaj, Economic Research Service in Research and Science
Apr 16, 2019
USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates that about 30 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten at the retail and consumer level… Most consumers are aware of the food they throw out in their home kitchens and in restaurants, but food loss occurs throughout the supply chain.
There are several reasons edible crops do not make it to market... prices for those crops may be too low... not being able to find labor to harvest the crops mean that they are left to rot... growers may struggle to find buyers for their produce towards the end of their harvest period.
A market for “seconds” has emerged, referring to crops that do not receive the top grade… too big, small, or blemished for the conventional market.
Through workshops, research, and other programs, such as USDA and EPA’s call for a 50-percent reduction in food loss and waste by 2030, USDA continues in its mission to reduce food loss and waste with the goal of ending hunger, enabling farmers to financially benefit from all of the crops they grow, and reducing resources spent on growing food that is not consumed.
Complete article here.
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee signs bill that protects ACA health care insurance practices
April 17, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Wednesday that will reinforce significant number of consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act, including the much-discussed right that no person will be denied health coverage because they have a pre-existing medical condition. Dziedzic and her son stood with the governor during the signing, along with Insurance Commissioner Michael Kreidler and primary bill sponsor Rep. Lauren Davis.
“This bill assures Washingtonians that regardless of what happens in D.C., we’re protecting your access to care here at home,” Inslee said. “This means you can’t be denied insurance after surviving cancer, it means you can’t be forced into bankruptcy because of a lifetime cap, and it means you can’t be forced to pay for basic and essential health benefits such as contraception and mammograms.”
Inslee and Kreidler warn that although this new law helps Washington consumers, the state still needs ACA protections on the federal level. 800,000 people who have health care coverage in Washington are still at risk if the ACA is repealed because it would eliminate Medicaid expansion and low-income subsidies.
Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.
Washington State Attorney General: Deadline Approaching - May 16, 2019
Don't forget to file your CRT claim before May 16. You may be eligible for restitution if you purchased an old box-style TV or computer screen in WA between 1995 and 2007. Learn more: https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/attorney-general-announces-process-washingtonians-receive-share-crt-price-fixing
If you lived in Washington State between 1995 and 2007, you or a member of your family are probably eligible to receive a part of the $40 million that were recovered. Watch our video to find out how to submit your application. http://www.crtsettlement.atg.wa.gov/
Health Corner: Am I Safe If A Health Test Returns Zero Negative Results?
One reader asked: Am I safe if a health test returns zero negative results?
Answer: Maybe. False positives and false negatives occur in widely disparate methods, your specific “bug” doesn’t show up in screening for the most common varieties, and in the case of certain bacteria, a film encasing it renders it undetectable to current methods even though it may be rampant. And there are (likely) other potential factors unknown & untested.
So what to do?
When my research returns the same futile results over & over, it’s time to widen the scope & scale of my investigation. Answers have been revealed to me through completely unrelated associations. One mechanic told a long & winding tale that offered an entirely unexpected perspective, likely the reason I am still here today.
So I skipped the tests (expensive, potentially useless) and opted for the Experimental Process. It looks something like this: What if…?
What if I did have a certain condition, deficiency, “bug?”
Next: barring drastic measures, I change one thing that would be a likely factor if I did have a certain condition, deficiency, “bug.”
One. Thing. At. A. Time.
Think of it as an Elimination Diet, except only One Thing At A Time instead of Everything At Once.
Example: Eliminating gluten (wheat products) cleared up years of acne around my chin almost overnight.
Three weeks in, I sat down to French Toast & a weeks’ worth of pasta, sandwiches and cookies. The acne returned.
Repeating the No-Wheat experiment, the chronic acne evaporated.*
One wonders what effect it had on me that DIDN’T manifest on my outsides.
This April I celebrate 3 years since following a typical Western Medicine prescribed regimen left me without enough breath to sustain Life. If there’s a reason for my return to Life, it’s to give hope to those seeking answers outside the box.
This week marks 8 since I subscribed to a menu unsupportive of potential toxic mold exposure - actually more common in “Wetter Washington” than headlines proclaim.
Two weeks ago I woke up feeling well. Whole. And the change in my whole being has astounded everyone who knows me in Toledo, and my significant other who knew me Before Toledo.
My stamina right now is typical of anyone who spent years sitting, despite my alert and enthusiastic demeanor. I really feel like I turned the clock back 10-20 years, though my melted muscles and short-windedness still keep me on a short leash. My disabling asthma, which arrived when I was North of 40yo, might have it roots in a misdiagnosis. Only clinging to my unanswered question - how does a person develop asthma after 40 - kept me looking, trying One More Thing, much the way H. pylori bacteria was dismissed for years before it was found that a round of antibiotics could effective cure stomach ulcers. And just like that, a whole aisle of noxious syrups & feeble remedies evaporated.
A wise man tells me that whether politics, family, religion or career choices, the answer is always the same. Always. It is this: follow the money.
And I am tired of watching my friends die inch by wretched inch, while today’s health industry robs caring doctors of their freedom to venture outside ever-stricter protocols, shuts off avenues of recovery because, well, there’s no money to be realized in robust health.
Coffee is still a fast DIY remedy for a sudden asthma attack (but evidently NOT for a chronic mold exposure issue). Interesting how the expiration dates on dwindling allergy rescue injectables could be extended to meet new supply arrivals, and how OTC Primatine Mist asthma inhalers have been oh so quietly returned to drugstore shelves earlier this year.
So my interpretation of Why I Returned To Life is to carry this message, freely available to anyone who has even a glimmer of hope, who is willing to keep knocking on doors believing there IS an answer to their ill health.
My ND, Dr Holly Oliver of Graceful Healing Naturopathic is delighted with my changes and agrees the Keto Diet does starve molds that take up residence in one’s system. By way of comparison, 8 weeks earlier my regular pharmacist faxed her a worrying increase in albuterol inhaler use. (Yes, Dr Oliver is accepting new patients.)
When I stopped in briefly last Friday, I bounded up 3 flights of stairs two at a time, and challenged her to check my pulse. All numbers indicate an enormous improvement.
So returning to that readers original question: Am I safe if a health test returns zero negative results?
Answer: Not if you’re not returned to robust health.
Widen your search and ask everyone, everywhere, especially those without a stake in the outcome.
Like a mechanic.
*This was actually the method I used years ago when allergy & food sensitivity testing failed to illuminate a serious response to All Things Dairy. Since then, I remain skeptical of outdated screening routines.
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Not Strictly Toledo: Cowlitz Kayak Tours
Outdoor enthusiast Mike Hedges invites: Kayaking Thursday at Silver Lake Kerr Rd Boat Launch 12pm.
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers shared:
Toledo Senior Center announced:
Tonight: Toledo School Board Meeting
From City of Toledo: Your Help Matters!
For details, contact City of Toledo, (360)864-4564
Your Opinion Counts: Electric Vehicle and Emerging Technology Survey
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council Of Governments
Toledo High School Sports - April 2019
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
April 20: Pancake Breakfast fundraiser @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
April 20: 3rd Annual Cheesecake Competition @ Morgan Arts Centre
April 26: FCCLA Bingo Night @ Toledo High School
April 27: Community Paper Shred Event @ Cafe Aromaz
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
April 27: PRIME RIB DINNER @ Toledo Senior Center
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
Update: May 11: Kids Fishing Derby Toledo, Washington @ South Lewis County Park
Contact Mike Stover @ email@example.com or 360-880-6052.
May 18: Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption
May 18: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Hosts Mt St Helens Anniversary Paddle @ Coldwater Lake
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
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