- Air Conditioner Tuned Up: Toledo Senior Center Sanctuary From Blistering Heat
- Washington State Fire Wire: Updated Fire Danger By Counties
- Toledo Community Library: Cheese Days Book & Bake Sale Great Success
- MAP Enrichment Programs: Chicks, Paints & Leaf Prints
- Health Corner: Salt + Fat
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Coolest Spot In Town: Toledo Senior Center reports their air conditioning has been “tuned up” now, ready to provide relief from record-breaking high temps. Folks are stopping in to escape this heat wave. Toledo Senior Center was the first to step up when last summer’s heat wave hit, one more reason Toledo is fortunate to have this valuable resource right here in town.
And: One Mighty Fine Senior member related that those staying home for health reasons (hot conditions) can still request reservations for lunch AND have it delivered (locally, please).
Contact Diana, (360)864-2112 for Nutrition Lunch reservations or other questions.
Biz hours daily 9 AM - 3 PM. While you’re relaxing check out this month’s Silent Auction, ending July 31. Link here.
Plus: Toledo Community Library open until 7 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Nice & cool.
Weather.gov links heat map and heat index.
Washington State Fire Wire update July 25, 2018:
FIRE DANGER - WASHINGTON STATE:
Additional counties have bumped up into "HIGH" and "VERY HIGH/EXTREME" fire danger. Please take appropriate precautions.
Toledo Community Library Book & Bake Sale during Cheese Days brought lots of visitors who appreciated the cool interior, home baked delectibles, and huge book selection.
Charlie says: One young teenager picked out books & edibles, donating a $10 bill - then returned with his mom to get a few more things and donate once more. Despite his youth, his charitable nature was well-developed, and applauded.
Planning the sale to coincide with Cheese Days was popular according to high traffic, and made this sale a resounding success.
Open until 7 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Nice & cool.
MAP enrichment programs Wednesday recap: Baby chicks at camp today Thank you for sharing with us, Jeff Landrum!
Plus: Leaf printing
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility recommends: With this warm weather, remember to stay hydrated and drink your water in a REUSABLE bottle!
Health Corner: Salt + Fat
Reprinted from 09.21.2017 Thursday Column & Health Report upon request
My personal experimentation with addressing sugar cravings - especially those late-night ones signaling I’m beyond tired - led me to an unusual solution: olives. High in healthy* oil, these salty snacks quell my sweet tooth without triggering an intense yearning for more shortly afterward.
So what’s the science behind using salt & fat to knock out these obsessive yearnings?
One: Fat satisfies the body’s hunger. Initially, carbs calm the ravenous appetite; however, the chain of events that follow carb intake sets up that familiar cycle that signals for more. Endurance athletes need carbs. They provide fuel on demand.
Author Jon Krakauer researched the role of fat in nutrition in his 1997 book Into The Wild. WWII concentration camp rations were deliberately lacking in fat (and protein, but that’s a topic for another day), the stuff your brain needs.
Various tales of the Lost Boys of the Sudan found overpopulated refugee camps sending these orphaned youth onward to the next camp with a small sack of beans - and oil, crucial to even the thinnest existence.
Fitness guru Jorge Cruise titled a chapter in his 2002 book 8 Minutes In The Morning: Eat Fat To Get Fit.
Two: Salt deficit is, surprisingly, behind some of today's major chronic diseases, including kidney dysfunction - diabetes. What? Isn’t sugar and refined carbs the culprit behind diabetes?
Last December, this Health Corner post cited Dr Peter Osborne of Glutenology (YouTube) on magnesium, scratching the surface of this specific mineral deficiency, correlating “high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia/osteoporosis, elevated cholesterol levels, and more.”
Dr. James DiNicolantonio refers in his book The Salt Fix to the myriad ways salt deficit is emerging as the link to compromised kidney function, one of many chronic diseases.
And both low levels of salt, and of magnesium, trigger those irresistible sweet tooth episodes. Listen to what that carb craving is trying to tell you.
*”Healthy” oils are a matter of great debate. Olive is widely considered a healthy oil in nutrition circles. Avocado and coconut oils share that merit as well.
**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: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility hosts:
Also Today: Toledo Thursday Market featuring handmade & homegrown goods & foods. Some weekly vendors, some rare opportunities, and a few surprises. Always something for the kids to do. (Rumor has it there may be a little water fun today.)
Catch up with your neighbors, support local growers and makers 3 - 7 PM Thursdays across from the boat launch.
Friday: Toledo Food Bank open 10 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall. Watch for flyers on upcoming Labor Day Weekend Garage Sale including location & donations accepted.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
July 30 - Aug 3: Children's Theatre Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre; Friday Show 7 PM
August 10-12: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 34th Annual @ Toledo High School
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
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