- Toledo High School Hosts Benefit For 2017 Alumnus
- Forecast: Cooler, Wetter By Weekend
- Mayor Dobosh Invites Volunteers For Park Cleanup
- Toledo Thursday Market Today
- Health Corner: On Supplements & Treatments
Seth Rowe is a 2017 THS alumnus. In late August, Seth was the victim of a hit and run while cycling on Park Rd. Seth's injuries will require lots of physical therapy. This is an opportunity for the community to support him and his family with the cost of medical care he needs.
National Weather Service for NW Oregon/SW Washington says:
Another weather-related link is Timebie.com, which lists moonrise in your zip code plus the phase of the moon - nice for budding gardeners such as myself - plus sunrise/sunset, world clock, and several other features.
ICYMI: Mayor Steve Dobosh is asking for volunteers of all ages to help with the End of Summer Clean Up Day. Meet at 8 a.m. at the City Park this Saturday, September 16, 2017. Please bring the usual outdoor accoutrements - boots & gloves, rakes, loppers, weedeaters, etc. Pizza for lunch will be served to all volunteers.
The End of Summer Clean Up Day is to 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.
You may contact Mayor Dobosh directly: (360) 864-4829.
*ICYMI = In Case You Missed It
Also: Toledo Thursday Market 3 - 7 PM across from boat launch. Handmade & home grown goods and produce from local crafters and gardeners. Family friendly, kids activities, sometimes live music and performances. Vendor apps here.
Gallery 505 open 1 - 5 PM Wednesday - Saturday. September Theme: Harvest Time. Open til 8 PM on Market Thursday evenings.
Health Corner: On Supplements & Treatments
MindBodyGreen.com writes on several studies arguing against the pronouncement “Supplements just make expensive urine” commonly quoted by Western medicine. Folate* (Vitamin B9) is commonly recommended for pregnant women, recognized as reducing certain birth defects. Asthma sufferers commonly have low levels of magnesium and Vitamin D.**
Functional Medicine Practitioner Chris Kresser, who overcame chronic illness after spending a fortune worldwide, looks outside the box when tests fail to identify the cause. By addressing emotional causes, he says one patient reported noticeable progress with somatic experiencing and neural plasticity work.
Bernie Siegel’s 1998 classic Love, Medicine & Miracles relates unorthodox methods of treatment such as visualization to help people heal against all odds.
Medicine gardens of South America provide herbal remedies for a host of common ailments, including a few species Western Medicine has yet to uncover. Medicine wheel gardens might be seen as the Native North American equivalent. It’s useful to remember that most of today’s patented remedies are derived from ingredients in nature...that worked. Think aloe for burns, ginger (ale) for upset stomach, willow bark (aspirin) for pain.
Eastern practices are gaining new appreciation globally; this article explains The Science Behind Acupuncture and Why It Really Works.
No one method works for everyone. If you are dealing with health issues that don’t respond to modern medicine, consider something new.
As always, YMMV***
*Folate is the naturally occurring form; folic acid, the synthetic form, is not well-absorbed as once believed.
**Vitamin D3 is widely considered the preferred form.
***YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary.
BTW, if you have a DSHS Provider 1 ID card (Medicaid) for health care and need help getting to your appointments, you may already know you can apply for Paratransit Services. But did you know that fuel or mileage reimbursement is available for trips to clinics and other health care related travel? This stipend offsets the costs, though it doesn’t cover all. Still, it’s worth your while to find out if you could be getting some of your money back, right?
In Lewis County, call:
- (800)846-5438 for more info.
- Hearing impaired, (800) 943-5438.
- Fax (360)377-1528 or toll-free (855)742-5078.
*You can download Chris Kresser’s Better Than Paleo cookbook free when you visit his website, along with his book 9 Steps to Perfect Health. You’re welcome.
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