- Toledo Schools Sports Practice Continues Indoors
- Toledo Thursday Market
- Upcoming Events: SWWARTrails, Pow Wow, Walk in the Park, More
- Health Corner: Vitamin K
Toledo School District high school sports practice was indoors yesterday, saying: Indoor Indians. It's hot, but the air isn't smokey.
In all cases, athletes may opt out without penalty. Safety is primary.
Speaking of indoor exercise, TSD posted: Our thanks to Lewis County Fire District 2 for donating some nice exercise equipment…
...and to these football players for loading, unloading and moving it upstairs.
Refresher: When to stop for school buses…
Toledo Community Library offers an oasis of air-conditioned relief from smoky fires, open until 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.
Check out Adult Page Turners September selection via Timberland Regional Library kiosk in print, ebook and audio format.
Coming September 23: Two Puppet Show performances will be presented by Toledo High School Grad Tracy McFarland and her husband Dan Luce at 1 PM and 3 PM on Saturday, September 23. All ages welcome. Free admission.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market open 3 - 7 p.m. across from boat launch through September 2017 featuring homemade, handcrafted, and locally sourced goods, food & produce. Family friendly, kids crafts, occasionally music and performing arts. Something for everyone. Support local crafters, upcyclers, growers and makers in your community.
Download vendor applications at this link. $10/space, no long-term commitment, BYO table & shade.
Gallery 505 Artists Co-op September Theme: Harvest Time.
Open 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Open until 7 p.m. Market Thursdays. Also on Facebook.
Tomorrow: Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. behind City Hall.
TES PTO Kids Closet is more than apparel, filling other school needs as well. Open to students K - 12, all school year. Also accepting donations throughout the school year. Contact TES PTO.
Morgan Arts Center shared: The MAC is getting cleaned-up, cleared-up and spruced-up...ready for ARTrails !!!!
Our studio will feature 7 artists this year: Dennis Young, Jamie Bayer, Ron Gaul, Jeanne Hamilton, Karen Leback, Mike Morgan and ME !!! (Di Morgan) Come - visit- see what we've been creating !!!
Saturdays & Sundays 9/16-9/17 and 9/23-9/24...we'll be here from 10-5 each of those days.
Also on Facebook.
Mayor Steve Dobosh issued an early alert for an End of Summer Clean Up Day, to meet 8 a.m. at City Park September 16, 2017 with the usual outdoor accoutrements - boots & gloves, rakes, loppers, weedeaters, etc. Open to all ages. Contact him directly, (360)864-4829.
Note: this event will freshen up City Park one week in advance of the 2nd Annual Esther Borte Walk in the Park, making for a safe & pleasant track for walkers of all abilities. Details to follow.
WitP Coordinator Jill Davis posted: Here is this year's Walk In The Park quilt. The quilt was made by Esther's daughter Mary and her granddaughter Tammy. They used material from Esther's stash!
You can enter to win this quilt at City Hall or the day of the walk. Drawing will be held at the event. Tickets are a suggested donation of $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
It’s never too early!
Get on board for Winterfest in Toledo:
Who: Anyone who is interested in helping decorate the town for the holidays.
What: "Winterfest" planning meeting sponsored by vision:Toledo
When: Saturday, September 9, at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Toledo Senior Center (right after 2nd Saturday Breakfast)
Why: Why not? Let's make Toledo shine.
Health Corner: Vitamin K
Some years back a family dog was lost to poisoning, specifically rat bait. The local vet was mystified by the symptoms for nearly a week as the poor animal worsened until nearly comatose. We were summoned to retrieve the dog, trying one last-ditch effort to get it to an emergency animal hospital. Tragically, she died only a few minutes before we made it to the facility.
Worse, the emergency veterinarian told us Vitamin K* administered early was the remedy of choice for warfarin toxicity - the key ingredient in many such baits.
In fact, the National Institute of Health in 2013 reversed their 2004 finding to support Vitamin K’s usefulness in reversing warfarin levels in emergency surgical patients, preferred over other methods. And Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute reports: An injection of vitamin K is recommended to protect all newborns from life-threatening bleeding within the skull. (More information). Further on, this report warns: (while) there is no known toxicity associated with high doses (dietary or supplemental) of the phylloquinone (vitamin K1) or menaquinone (vitamin K2) forms of vitamin K (42), the same is not true for synthetic menadione (vitamin K3) and its derivatives.
So when my own trusted health practitioner prescribed me Vitamin K** recently, I naturally researched the benefits.
Noted author, practitioner and teacher of integrative medicine Dr Andrew Weil outlines the benefits of Vitamin K, differentiating between K, K1, K2, and K3 in this brief page.
Dr Susan E. Brown, BetterBones.com wrote: I’m not big on trends, but I’m predicting that vitamin K will be “the new vitamin D” in her 2014 article Vitamin K benefits for heart and bone health. (Check out her Vitamin D article, too, plus the vitamindcouncil for some surprising correlations.)
Megan Ware, RDN, adds in this article last week: Increased blood levels of vitamin K have been linked with improved episodic memory in older adults.
Disclaimer: I have no medical degree nor related credentials, am not qualified to recommend or prescribe any course of treatment for anyone except myself. Consult your own health care provider. As always, YMMV***
Vitamin K describes a group of fat-soluble compounds labeled naphthoquinones that aid in blood clotting. But do not confuse it with potassium, the element that helps nerves and muscle communicate. The short chemical name for potassium is K+. Many foods high in potassium are also high in vitamin K, according to Matilde Ladnier RD, LD.
*Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is typically used in injectable form where emergency surgery requires warfarin reversal.
**Vitamin K2, or menaquinone-7 (MK-7), is the most biologically available form for bone health and prevention of bone loss during menopausal transition. Dr Mercola further breaks down K2 into MK-4 & MK-7.
***YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
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