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  1. Barbara Becker
    March 4, 2013

    Pat, this is a wonderful article about healthy choices and great suggestions in taking action of our bodies and what nutrients we place into them. The bottom line I share with people is each of us has to figure out what is best for us, by listening to our bodies and doing the research to find the perfect diet and exercise that resonates with our soul.

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    • Pat Moon
      March 5, 2013

      Barbara, you are so right. We are each one responsible for our choices and either need to find someone we trust to guide us or do the research ourselves in order to make the best choices for our health. My goal is to help people make the best choices for their individual situation. Thanks for your encouraging comment.

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  2. Meryl Hershey Beck
    March 3, 2013

    Great health tips…and I definitely agree with you about statin drugs. Thanks, Pat!

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Meryl, every time I see your name, I think of Hershey’s chocolate.. I’m sure no one else has ever told you that;-) I’m so happy you took time to read my post and comment on it. Hopefully some of the health tips will be beneficial to you at some time.

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  3. Kater
    March 1, 2013

    Fantastic article and I have a story to share too.  This statin stuff should be outlawed.  My partner started up on Simvastin about 5 years ago.  Recently she's been to a chiropractor to get relief from constant back pain.  He asked her what meds she was on and then shared some info on statins similar to yours.  We did more research and found that chronic back pain is a common complaint of people who take statins.  She stopped and the backache is gone.  
    I love the pic of your husband with the tree. I wish you both good health. 

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Kater, thanks for sharing your story. It is so sad that the drug companies actually pay medical groups and insurance companies to prescribe statin drugs to anyone whose LDL is over 100, even to children. It is ridiculous! Good for the chiropractor in advising your partner about the side effects of the Simvastin. The picture of my husband was taken last year when he cut down a huge dead tree that was on our property. It was a huge job which he did all by himself. He still cuts and splits firewood for our wood stove in the winter time.

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  4. Kater
    March 1, 2013

    Fantastic article and I have a story to share too.  This statin stuff should be outlawed.  My partner started up on Simvastin about 5 years ago.  Recently she's been to a chiropractor to get relief from constant back pain.  He asked her what meds she was on and then shared some info on statins similar to yours.  We did more research and found that chronic back pain is a common complaint of people who take statins.  She stopped and the backache is gone.  
    I love the pic of your husband with the tree. I wish you both good health. 

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  5. Carla J Gardiner
    February 27, 2013

    I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's heart issues. You are very wise to avoid taking the drugs the medical community pushes so hard for. There are times when modern science's drugs may be necessary for a period, but certainly not long term. There are studies published on http://www.pubmed.gov that show links between oxidative stress and our heart health. Possibly if you can help him eliminate it his heart will heal, regenerate the dead tissue and help it perform like he was twenty-something again.

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Carla, thanks for your tip on oxidative stress. Actually he does take supplements to address oxidative stress. It is amazing how active he still is but just knowing his heart is not all functioning top notch is stressful. We are currently seeking to find out more about just what is really going on so our story will continue. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Cathy Taughinbaugh
    February 27, 2013

    Very informative article and one that many need to hear. My husband was on statins for awhile and went on to try a more natural healing process. It worked better for him. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Cathy, good for your husband in seeking out a more natural healing process rather than staying on statins. They are so.. over prescribed. Yes, many need to be more informed.. there would not be such a health crisis if people would stay informed.

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  7. Lisa Frederiksen – BreakingTheCycles.com
    February 27, 2013

    My gosh, this is such an incredibly informative article – THANK YOU so much, Pat!!

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Lisa, I am glad you found my article helpful and informative. Thank YOU so much for reading it and supporting me with your comment.

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  8. Lisa Frederiksen – BreakingTheCycles.com
    February 27, 2013

    My gosh, this is such an incredibly informative article – THANK YOU so much, Pat!!

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Lisa, I am glad you found my article helpful and informative. Thank YOU so much for reading it and supporting me with your comment.

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  9. Norma Doiron @Explode Your Business ONLINE!
    February 26, 2013

    You have to wonder about those statin drugs. Is it worse to take them or to not take them.  Jeepers! You gave out a lot of information here. Thanks. 🙂

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Norma, yes, you do have to wonder about those statin drugs. Everyone’s situation is different and that does have to be taken into consideration instead of just following big drug companies advice of putting everyone on them if their LDL is above 100. We, the people must be informed and be responsible in decisions regarding our health. I consider a doctor a consultant not a dictator. Thanks for reading and committing.

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  10. Moira Hutchison
    February 26, 2013

    Thanks so much for putting together all of these alternative and healthy options.  I totally agree with you about working to avoid drugs.  Sometimes we do need to take drugs for a short time (like taking morphine when I broke my arm) but then address the underlying issue so that health can be regained.

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Moira, thanks for reading and commenting on my article. I know you are very informed about staying healthy so I am privileged to have you visit. Yes, there is a time and place for most all prescription drugs but for the most part, people allow themselves to do whatever the doctor suggests without informing themselves about long-term side effects. Once people start a drug it is usually very difficult to get a doctor to help you get off it.

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  11. Martha Giffen
    February 25, 2013

    What wonderful info! I really enjoy learning and this article gave me lots to think about. My good health for sure!

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Martha, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my article. Learning about being healthy and fit thru good nutrition and lifestyle is an never ending process.. we have to make the effort to stay informed for the sake of our own health.

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  12. Sherie
    February 25, 2013

    Wow, Pat, thanks for all of the great info! I had no idea that they cut the membrane around the heart for open heart surgery. It sounds very scary…that is incentive for taking better care of myself. 

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Sherie, I believe you would have to drag me kicking and screaming for me to agree to have open heart surgery after witnessing the recovery process. Unfortunately we may have to face that again for my husband. We are sure praying that is not going to be the recommendation after he has the heart catheriezation that we are in the process of scheduling right now. Stress has been a huge factor in my husband’s heart issues. Stay tuned for more info.

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  13. Helena Bowers
    February 25, 2013

    My doctor tried to put me on statins and I refused them. I've heard so many horror stories. Recently I gave up eating wheat, and can't believe the improvement in my health just from that one change.

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Helena, I am glad you stood up for your ground on the statins rather than being spoon fed by your doctor. Just this morning my husband and I were discussing the use of statins and how the drug companies are actually bribing the insurance companies and doctors to prescribe statins to everyone whose LDL is above 100 even to children. It is just outrageous. The gluten in wheat can cause many health issues especially when consumed in large amounts consistently so I applaud you in giving it up. We basically eat very few grain products and when we do, they are in moderation. Although we do take our grain oil capsule (has no gluten) so our cells will be healthy and be able to take on nutrients and eliminate the toxins.. it is one of the best immune system boosters that is available.

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  14. Liz Bigger
    February 25, 2013

    This is GREAT info!  Thanks Pat for sharing!!!

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Hi Liz, it is so nice to have you visit my site and read my post. I hope the information will be beneficial to you and/or someone you love as you move thru life and its challenges.

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  15. MamaRed
    February 25, 2013

    There are soooooooo many options and alternatives (LOVE lavender) and thanks for showing us those options.

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      MamaRed, thanks for stopping by my article and taking the time to comment. There will be a little more on the benefits of lavender in the next post.

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  16. Anita
    February 25, 2013

    I am a HUGE believer in no drugs with the exception for pain in ones last days if necessary. I just watched my Dad pass and its was horrific what they wanted to even give him on his deathbed.

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Anita, I am so sorry you lost your Dad recently. Treasure the memories of him in your heart and mind.. they will give you comfort and pleasure in the years to come. There is a time and place for the use of drugs but we need to be informed so as to make a wise decision when we are faced with a suggestion that we may need one.

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  17. elizabeth maness
    February 25, 2013

    great advice for keeping health! The processed food no no is HUGE! 

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    • Pat Moon
      March 4, 2013

      Hi Elizabeth, you are right about processed food. If people would avoid processed food, that alone would eliminate so many common chronic illnesses. Thanks for reading & commenting.

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