SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

October 18, 2017

Clean your fresh food

Protecting your health

How to Clean Your Fruits and Vegetables Naturally

How to Clean Your Fruits and Vegetables Naturally
I found this article at the site which has improved my comfort zone (of safety) for all the fresh food I’m eating now.   Actually, that’s all I’m eating and  loving it.   Feeling better, lighter, brighter.  Food bill is lower now, as is my kitchen time less (tho I loved playing in the kitchen – just a big part of me) . . but I have other parts which are now granted more time. .and am liking some of the changes. 
I probably won’t be shouting from the rooftops on my latest lifestyle changes of living on raw foods (for now, mostly fruit).  Let’s face it, who’s gonna believe an 88 year-old who seems to have ‘lost it’ ?   My body (laboratory) is feeling happier, more energized and at a weight I haven’t experienced since I was in early 20’s.  Not hoping for miracles, but happy and willing to see where this will go – – how far. . can this actually restore my balance?   Since I don’t accept old age as a disease. . it was easy for me to open to the idea that all this loss of function and so on that elders seem to face is nothing more than breakdown of systems which have become disabled through inflammation-wrought toxicity. . .which is to say — acidic.  So-called disease flourishes within a toxic state (ACID as opposed to alkalinity).   Therefore, it pays to think of cause area in a whole different light.  To change, especially since I’ve long-stated.. “you are what you eat”. . (and can digest and utilize),  . . if I keep doing the same thing (which by current standards of informed thinkers — is actually excellent, if not near perfect. . I should expect the same result!   But that’s my problem — don’t want the same result;  to be truly healthy and reflect that in life,  one needs to be far more alkaline.  That’s kinda achievable with an open mind and a bit of effort and willingness to do.   That, I have. 
Anyway,  knowing that what I’m doing would sound alien to almost anybody – man, woman or child – well, kids would do okay, since they love and prefer fruits over almost anything else.  We’ve all grown up eating meat and potatoes,  and most of us love breads and dairy (actually, the major cause area of a large percentage of “diseases.”) and the massive percentage of protein based foods does us in. Even if it’s all the cleanest, most organic or expensive one can find.   It’s a question of acid or base.  I’m working on the detox phase (and probably will for some time)  befor I start with the rebuilding or next phase.   Not trying to be cagey or secretive.  I DID share this concept with you all when I stumbled onto Dr Robert Morse with a post called “How much Fruit are U eating” ?   There are a number of sites, plus a few hundred hours of videos on Youtube.  Gave a link on previous post,  but am putting another one below, where I got this interesting and informative article.  This is a good site.  If I had found it before, I no doubt  probably wouldn’t have bought the book, because it’s got the  “How-To’s” if anyone is interested.  But the book is  XLNT.  
Will not proselytise,  going on about how you or anyone should do this.  Really not expecting company on this journey, because it sounds too weird for most people — but this will be my focus henceforward.  This is a corner I’ve turned and will no doubt color any output I may have down the road.  Can’t promise anything. . just know, I’m still doing what I love,  enjoying it, but respect everyone’s right to choice;  therefore will not in any way criticise what you do with it.  We’re still kinda free.  take care,  Jan


October 4, 2017

5 to Stay alive/Oct 17

Too much beyond ‘our own control’

be informed – – gain control


Dr Harry back again for October covering some issues regarding Pain killers, Spin classes, Lyme disease Rhabdo                             and some vicious vaccines for all (starting with newborns).   Don’t want to miss this one.

October 3, 2017

Special kind of pain

Tennessee Coach Butch Jones

The October 1, 2017 game between Georgia 41/Tennessee 0     was course, very painful for Tennessee.  This was almost too                much to bear.

Such things happen to all of us sometimes, tho I have never seen such agony in full view – on camera before.                                                                                                                                 

Would everyone please, send this man some love and compassion?

How much ‘Fruit’ are U eating?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jan Turner @ 8:51 am

WHAT IF, There was a better way?

Wouldn’t it be a kick in the head if we’d been doing it all wrong?  I’m not saying that we have. . . but what if.  .  ?

What if  our super smart bodies have been turning themselves inside out trying to thrive on incorrect foods which not only are NOT the best choice for maximum health, utility and function . . . able to live, enjoy, do whatever is desired. . .including being able to reproduce throughout all our years.   Would that be something that maybe we could or should look into?

Eternal student that I am (hopefully, always open to the new), and using my body as my laboratory. . . have been looking into just that of late (the last couple of weeks).   I’m still working on it.   In quest for truth as I can understand it, I have been doing/eating nothing but fruit, berries and melons of every ilk. . . especially grapes – tons of  them.  From the first day, I was aware of a subtle brightness (hard to describe it as anything else).   Have been satisfied and having fun.  Didn’t know if I could give up my play time in the kitchen, realising how much I love to cook (since childhood).    Have thrown  out my Sourdough and starter;  have made my last of the delicious KOMBUCHA and am giving the last batch away.  Gonna miss that!  Am still indulging a huge salad daily in the afternoon.  So far, so good. 

Am keeping on with my heart protocol, but have seemingly abandoned most of the other supplements, etc., that I have carefully researched and settled on over the years.  (Essentially, scientifically documented and intelligent procedural paths for a simpler one; theoretically, a higher order of preferred nutritive value.)   So far, so good.  I’ll be spending less money,of course even with the ‘organic’ guidelines. 

I didn’t dream this stuff up;  found it accidentally online researching something else.  It blew me away. . . only pursued it because it was so bizarre,  but the element of familiar truth prodded me into a full on ‘look-see’.  Have not looked back.  Will give you some links to what I’m seeing/doing now.  Jan

  1. The FRUIT DIETARY REGIME – first video I saw where I got synced with Dr Morse’s Fruitarian thing

       2. Youtube link:

October 1, 2017

Act/Vote to cut BIG PhRMA costs

Gotta “Vote” YES to cut those costs

The Governmental mess we have presently is not conducive to want to vote for anything. . believe me – I understand!  Almost beyond thinkable or watchable.  But please, value at least your own interests.  .  .  don’t let The pharmaceutical industry continue to win every issue they set their mind to.  PROFIT is the only issue for them.  Not safety, our health and/or welfare or whether their toxic meds even do anything remotely like they suggest they do.   If they don’t kill us outright, they bury us in debt     

I found a couple of articles in current papers online and have recapped some of each simply to make the point without regard to sources.  The FDA,   our court system, nor any part of our government will step up and protect us from the medical travesty we face.  Indeed – it continues to escalate almost to the point of no-return.     

For one thing, it’s hard to get Americans to pull together behind any single cause. . . we are so diverse, as we should be – no two the same.  Tho we are more alike than we are different – – whose gonna do it?. . . organize us, . . get on the same page?  Well, it  happens that someone is  doing his damnedest to bring those medical drug costs down!  Has been doing it in his state of California (the story below speaks of it).   No one has more money than the drug companies (and we all gave it to them) – they get what they want!  I can’t change stuff – stop them, make them behave. . . nor can you.  But together, on the same page at least on this one thing – WE CAN STOP THEM.  The turnout of our Ohio voters was pretty sad;  that was yesterday.  This can be a new day, dig down, you do care.  Stop this abuse. . . take back your power.  Our vote gives us at least – that.  I don’t – won’t use any PhRMA period, but that’s just me- – oddball that I am.  And I WILL  definitely vote for this cost reduction and the meager restrictions it will have on Pharmaceuticals.  It’s not enough, but it sure is better than nothing.   I vote YES on 2 – lower that cost!        Jan


Ohio’s drug price ballot issue: What’s really going on?

An initiative aimed at controlling drug prices that’s headed to Ohio’s November ballot has already caused much heated debate.

As both supporters and opponents of the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act — Issue 2 on the November ballot — air TV ads and make claims about the initiative’s impact, it can be difficult for voters to understand what’s really going on.  (ya think?)

What does the ballot issue say?

Issue 2 would require that the state, including the Ohio Department of Medicaid, pay the same or lower prices for prescription drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — which currently negotiates drug prices 20 to 24 percent less than other agencies. (helps, but rest of world pays far less than we do)

It would forbid any state agency or state-funded program — Medicaid, state prisons, the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program for example — from entering into a purchase agreement with drug manufacturers unless the net cost of the drug is the same or less than the VA pays.


The Californian behind Issue 2 — the prescription drug price relief proposal on Ohio’s Nov. 7 ballot — has only biting words for his opponent — Big Pharma.  Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, talked about the pharmaceutical industry’s “big lie” in a conference call with Ohio reporters on Wednesday.

The TV ad campaign waged by the industry-funded Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue falsely suggests that he and his nonprofit would profit financially from passage of Issue 2, Weinstein said.   “That’s been the primary basis for the shameful, sleazy campaign financed by dark money” provided by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the trade group representing drug makers, Weinstein said.

He also labeled some drug makers as “the same people who got Ohioans hooked on opioids in the first place.” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has sued five drug companies, alleging they violated laws in peddling opioids to create addicts and prop up profits.

Weinstein also called out pharmaceutical companies for refusing to disclose their contributions to oppose Issue 2 and challenged any of their chief executive officers to debate the merits of the issue. The Ohio Elections Commission is hearing a complaint on Thursday that anti-Issue 2 forces have illegally failed to disclose their contributors.

He estimates that drug companies will spend up to $60 million, or more, to beat back Issue 2. “Obviously, we’re the underdog, David vs. Goliath, and they are going to spend as much money as it takes.” Weinstein’s nonprofit is spending millions on the pro-Issue 2 campaign.

“This should be a debate between principles — not hired guns,” he said. “The CEOs of these companies know they cannot lean on the issue of drug pricing, so they have to change the issue.”

Dale Butland, spokesman for Ohioans Against Issue 2, said, ”“Lies? Since Issue 2 would neither reduce drug costs for consumers nor save money for taxpayers, forget Burger King — Mr. Weinstein’s campaign is now the home of the Whopper. Which is why newspaper editorials all across the state … are urging Ohioans to vote ‘no’ on Issue 2.”

Opponents and the drug industry claim such a scheme would be difficult to implement and could backfire, causing drug shortages and higher prices for other consumers.

Weinstein said his AIDS nonprofit is recognized as the largest of its kind in the world and serves more than 820,000 clients internationally, including 17,000 in Ohio. “We won’t be making any money off this … All dollars earned go back to our mission,  Voters in Ohio should know the ads they are seeing are being paid for by the money they pay for drugs,” he said.

  • Ohio’s Issue 2 is nearly identical to one defeated by 53 percent of the vote in California last year. Big Pharma spent $110 million on the campaign; Weinstein’s nonprofit spent $19 million.

September 29, 2017

No Face surgery, just easy care. .

Some wonder about my skin

When chatting with others in stores, while shopping and selecting my fresh foods;   small-talk can start so easily.  Sometimes it lengthens a bit more.  Enjoyable.  If I speak of “smokinchoices” or mention my age. .  .  a look can cross their face as they reach for words to express their surprise.  .  sometimes I can almost sense. .”wonder what she’s done to her face, . . facelift, probably. ”     Not the sort of thing you ask someone about without seeming to be rude.  If they seem interested, I offer them my card for the blog.   It’s kind of amusing, and I don’t mind it.     I have been blessed with  pretty good genes, but there are a few things I’ve learned to do which helps my skin be as reflective of health and deliberate care which allows it to look as it does.  In case  this might be of interest to some  of you, I’m happy to share.   Rest assured. its DIY cosmetology, not surgery or from any other professional.   

The Oil Cleansing Method

As with my teeth,  I generally do these ablutions before bedtime.    First, I slather on some oils I ‘ve mixed,  kept in a bottle in the bathroom cabinet  for cleansing.  This can be any choice which appeals to you, sesame, avocado, macadamia, olive-oil, castor oil is less costly and can be the mainstay (up to a third), argan or ylang-ylang  or apricot, etc.,.   Dryer skin may need less castor oil and more of one of the richer oils.  I let the oils remain on my skin while I tend my teeth which I’ve gone into fairly recently (see that post].   Then, using an absorbent washcloth and hot (as you can stand it} running water > hold the hot, wet cloth to your face and neck a short while;  repeat a few times, then wring out the cloth and wipe the oils from your skin. . gently a time or two. Face should feel spectacular. . nothing more need be done.   At this point, I used to dab on some of the  Tallow Balm I make from the suet of grass-fed (organic and pure) beef bought at an organic  butcher.  This too, has been shared with you as this fabulous cream can be quite costly to buy commercially, but so very cheap with DIY.      Of late,, . I do a further step (before the Balm) Next:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Vitamin C Serum

 This cosmetic combination is extraordinarily effective to keep skin moisturized  plump and dewy looking.  Some call it miraculous – – like a face lift in a bottle.   This is a rather popular, accepted, well established procedure which one can find all over the internet. Very costly to buy commercially. . .but again —  inexpensive to make at home.  Of course, I’ve tinkered around kinda customising it as you no doubt would expect that I would do to try to make it as effective and healthy  (good for the skin) as possible.   My C-Serum looks different from most because I use natural, organic Vit C  for the C content and a bag of well-steeped green tea for its ‘antioxidant effect,’ but helps give it that yucky color. . . fortunately no one can tell you’re wearing yuk.

These two products  are meant to be used/worn together. . . on a freshly cleaned face.  (I don’t use soap on my face).   apply  first the C-serum via the dropper onto face/neck  – all over here and there, gently.  Feels good, no negative reaction like stinging which can happen with using the L – Ascorbic Acid (only) part of vitamin C rather than the natural, entire complex of C of which Ascorbic Acid is only one part.  Both of these products are totally natural – not preserved –  nothing synthetic in it. . .so they must be shaken each time of use, recapped  and put back in refrigerator (will last for weeks if kept cool). 

Vitamin C – serum is a workhorse.  It is healing;  is capable of smoothing out many problems  as well as promoting much needed collagen.  Shamefully, I hadn’t made my dual formulae in well over a month or so — just couldn’t get around to it (tho it goes together in a snap). Skin missing it.  Had grown some ugly bumps and one looked kinda like a mole, altho a scabby one – up near the hairline.  Last week – back to normal with my routine going again  (recipes to follow). . in 3 – 4 days, skin smooth and clear.   So relieved.  The combo will help refine those pores .  .  .  all blessings which can make a less-than-perfect (or aging) skin look quite acceptable.  

The HA (Hyaluronic Acid) is what plumps up the skin because it can hold up to 1K times its own weight in water.  This is why the skin must be kinda moist [from the C-serum], to grab some moisture and hold it in.  The HA as used is a  ‘gel’. . goes on easy. . slides around.   It’s gorgeous what it does for skin.  HA never removes water from the skin — it ADDS water to it. There must BE water there to absorb.  So if skin isn’t moistened,  just dab some wet fingers around the face and throat.  Then, using the dropper, apply the HA gel on entire surface.  Nothing more needs to be done.  But this is where I dab some Tallow Balm here and there..  One could instead, dab on some moisturizer or other cream of choice if one chooses.  Nothing else however, is needed.  Use it once a day either rising or bedtime or both,. . .whatever.  You be the judge.   



Note:  To buy organic C-powder, can put what you are after in browser and see who’s offering what.  There are many, such as Amla or  Camu Camu,  Acerola Cherry. Have bought Amla – 1# thru ebay, Bluejay Trading for $16.00 and also Camu Camu for $36.00 # from Zokiva (also ebay and organic).  Both are much more costly than Ascorbic acid which is actually a chemical construct, no matter how loudly they claim otherwise  – – its synthetic, hard on stomach and not as good. Commercial, scientific and medical all claim Vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid – period.  I beg to differ and have understood this truth for at least 60 years. . Ya pays your money and take your choice!

1 tsp C Powder (1/2 will do if using Ascorbic Acid.. more could burn the skin)

1 Green Tea bag in about 3+ oz Distilled water, steep at least 10 minutes  > cool down in freezer a bit. (No heat on your org. C !)       

2 tsp vegetable Glycerin                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Put all into small dropper bottle, preferably amber or blue [to keep light out].   C oxidizes /if turns yellow or brown – toss and redo otherwise – can last for several weeks in frig.                   

HYALURONIC ACID Serum                                                                                                                                                                                                  (topical, face use. .  .Many ingest HA – different recipe, as body makes internally good for joints and everything)

 1/2 tsp HA powder                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 – 3 1/2 oz  distilled water . . sprinkle HA atop the water in measuring cup.  HA is costly, no need to lose it on some spoon;  I hold the cup in my warm hand and swirl it for a number of minutes until it starts to gel (which it does).  Kinda fun to watch it happen. Some complain that it doesn’t gel right! . . not my experience.  When it has thickened beautifully, I add a few more items which are beneficial to the overall health/beauty for the skin:   

(Am using “TT”  to indicate ‘tiny touch’ or few grains)                                                                                                                                                   scant 1/8 tsp or TT B-3 powder;      TT MSM powder – may have to use mortar/pestle – make sure is ground fine, any powder.  TT DMSE powder.  Sprinkle all the fine powders onto the HA gel;   swirl again, tho gel is made now – won’t lose, can use small spoon to  mix.       It is also good to add favorite EO (essential oil). . I use Lavender.  Also can drop in some Vit E oil – 10-12 drops. All done

When all is well mixed, pour into the small dropper bottle; label and refrigerate.   I find my concoction delightful. Gives XLNT results, is anti-aging and especially good for younger skin which has suffered acne’d problems.. . so some say.  Let me say, further,  all one needs for this recipe is the Hyaluronic Acid and Distilled Water – – period!  Carry out this recipe that far and you’re good to go.  All the rest is optional  (and it is working well for me).   For any who try this, it would please me to hear your results and impression of how it works for you.   Enjoy,  be happy,      Jan

September 20, 2017

What’s ABRAHAM say about food?

If  interested, a clear message

Perhaps this is kind of unfair to do to you (because I’m really very fond of you all and consider you my friends on this always changing path we travel, called life).   Yes, I’m quite sure it is unfair.   See, by choice I have been enjoying  “Abraham”  his books, . . all those wonderful videos one can find online and youtube, and so on.  I learn a lot about myself – – it’s been a fabulous tool  – (GIFT),  to help me learn and understand that it is always me who does everything to me – – not life randomly bollixing stuff up just to frustrate or taunt me.  Can be quite a learning process.

How to explain this. . . ? . . much perhaps, like me,  – always saying– “you are what you eat,” .. well, Abraham just might suggest . . “you are  what you’re thinking about”    And of course- I DO  understand that. . write about it sometimes.  But then, today I find this  beauty and it almost pulls the rug out from under me!  And I rock back and ponder . .Just how slow I am to  learn stuff. . yet this puffed ego thinks I already know.  Not only that, but I feel I’m entitled to broadcast what I think I know to everybody or anybody who will listen.  What a wake-up call.  So yeah, I’m a tad dinged right now, but I have a whole lot of thinking to do.     

However,  gotta tell ya – – I loved this message, every minute of it.  I laughed a lot and had real fun.  I do so love Abraham. . .    .     .

ABRAHAM HICKS  — What Foods Bring Negative Emotion  (Apparently, this is a subscription thing, I can’t fix – -so copy and paste in your browser)

Hopefully, I’m not done, will simply need to have a more intelligent delivery, focusing on the positive and eliminate perceived injustice,   you know. . .  live and let live.         Jan

September 15, 2017

Duty to warn. . the Danger of Trump

This time, it’s not me fault-finding re: Trump.  It’s a whole bunch of health professionals/psychiatrists!

As if that wasn’t enough, it comes from Moyers and Company.  Don’t let me keep you, there’ a lot to think                                          about in the following.  Link below:                                      sorry about this,  .  it’s important, tho        Jan

El Destructo’s path (not Irma)

Filed under: Trump's unbelievable behavior — Jan Turner @ 8:28 pm

On Disaster Relief and other needs

Tho my revulsion capacity forbids dealing with anything “Trump” (you may have noticed. . and wondered), . . it’s true, I haven’t the capacity to look upon, understand or accept the total horror of watching  this deceptive, accident of nature in his machiavellian evil,  as he carries out the annihilation of all that most Americans hold dear.  Seriously!   It appears that every ruling, law or benefit designed to benefit  ordinary people in every way from ethics to function and completion is either destroyed or on the chopping block.  Most of it sucks the breath out of me;  frightens and depresses me. .  .  feel helpless.  Despair.    Can’t live like that, so off I go to my kitchen for some play time seeking a balance in a bit of fun.  Hey, it works for me.    Jan

September 7, 2017

Dr Bob Marshall, live Radio show

Dr Bob Marshall/Healthline Radio Show

ask questions, get answers

Are you ready for another resource?  This one is Dr Robert Marshall, PhD.  Got quite an earful from my dear friend and advisor, Ron Pellegrini of Vital Nutrients in the Chicago area.  We’ve been friends so long now,  feel as if he’s a relative – a comfortable one, we go on for hours.  When I need the true low-down on something – anything healthwise or supplement-wise, he’s my go-to source I can trust. . . but he does that for any of his client/customers who turn to him for supplements and advice. He is hard-core into health directions and trends;  who does what best and how and why – – going back  (probably, over 40 years), tho I’ve known him for 12 to 15 years.  So yeah, I trust Ron. . how could I not?  He has helped me thru much. Any way, tho he’s told me about Dr Marshall before. . somehow it got my attention today, so I went online and got wowed with Dr Marshall, regretting all the  years I had wasted not being aware of him.  

Of course, I’ve heard of Dr  Marshall over the years, but I never dreamed that he was such a resource,  with so much to give when asked direct questions and able to help so many who are besieged with health problems. confusion and worrying stress.  He has a radio show monday thru Friday and one hour on Saturday where people can call in,  speak their minds and get answers to their questions, what to do, what to take and so on.  Most are patients of regular doctors, but seem stuck or need clarification or whatever.  .   He has resources, trained people doing different things and of course carries products to get whatever is necessary done.  I haven’t personal knowledge of what all goes on there, but Ron so highly regards him and what he is doing and listens to his radio shows too.  Giving you a link to a page which takes you to his site, replete with picture of him. . . . 2 separate pages follow giving the times and radio stations at different places around the country where one can participate if you choose.  Call in numbers are given and something is also available online for listening.  I downloaded all – spent a bit of time listening to the last week in August (approximately 30 minutes each day).  Kinda nice, could cursor back where needed to get my notes right.  

Really enjoyed this man’s insight, and integrity, emphasizing that they must see their MD to ascertain their actual diagnosis and work with their doc where necessary. I was impressed with the shows and very much enjoyed the daily theme (one was on skin issues, one on hair, another kidney and quite a few details about adrenal how-to’s,  morning sickness was discussed – haven’t a way to tell Prince William’s wife about it, sadly. . she is pg with her 3rd now and having a bad time with it. Clues about bags under the eyes, swollen ankles.  Dr Marshall always had answers – – short term and long term. )   Frankly, I was wowed. Check out the schedule if ya need to ask a question yourself, or just go online and watch like I did today.  Ya just might like it.   Jan

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