Musings From Us Entries For General Musings

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Basic energy needs, and a great recipe!

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It’s time to look beyond the soda pop factor and look for new ways to avoid the altered corn sugars, and all you need is some time, some basic ingredients, and if you can spring for a bread machine, it is a definite plus.
Today you all in for a treat, because I am giving you a simple Italian bread recipe that has become the staple bread in my household. We have not bought any commercial breads, with the exception of Arnold’s Whole Wheat (labeled No High Fructose Corn Syrup) since it was discovered.

Italian Bread

1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cups bread flour
2 tsp sugar or 3 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp bread yeast

Lawsuits Gone Crazy

This entry was posted in General Musings by Cleave on

What is it now days with all the lawsuits? Is it the only way that anyone makes money these days? I know that lawsuits are a necessary evil, but come on. I just got a blind spam mailing asking me to join in a egg lawsuit and I am not anywhere where those tainted eggs even shown up! I know lawyers have to make money but get real guys, it is not by sending out SPAM!!!!

People that do all the unsolicited spam emails need to get a clue. We don’t want that BS in our in boxes. Some of us ACTUALLY download our mail and don’t just read them online with a browser. Its just not easy to manage email like that no matter how good they make the browser. This is especially true for people with slow connects.

So all you ambulance chasing dirt bags of lawyers, keep your filthy spam out of my mail box and maybe I wont have to find a better lawyer to keep you out of it.

Stupid Politics

This entry was posted in General Musings, Politics, Stupidity by Cleave on

I really don’t get it. I really don’t. The United States is supposed to be about the people and for the people but instead lately it is all about corporate greed and how much a politician can make and how much they can control the lives of people. That is just down right wrong and I wish I had the money to be able to get in the arena with them and try and make some difference. The problem is that if a person is flush with money they really don’t see and sometimes don’t even care about what is happening around them. The only way I see things really changing is if the entire house and senate were emptied and then everyone wanting to run was forced to use public funds and not one cent of anything donated directly to the person running or the party that they belong to. The playing field needs leveled again if this country is going to get straightened out.

Dextrose, a simple sugar, or is it?

This entry was posted in Foods, Health & Food, Science by Snowfoxx on

When you are reading labels, if you are doing your best to avoid HFCS, you might see other labels in their place. Dextrose is a common sugar that often pops up, and even though its definition is “dextrorotary glucose”, meaning “Sugar rotated to the right” there is more to it than what it shows. Dextrose is another altered corn sugar that should be avoided along with HFCS, and is another stop along the Maize Maze when it comes to sweeteners. According to Livestrong.com, dextrose is known to cause fluid imbalance, which often leads to edema, or as you have heard it called “swelling of the legs”. It is a symptom common among older people, but with more and more dextrose consumption being taken in by young people and children, edema is no longer an old person’s symptom.
Acoording to Livestong.com:
Fluid Overloading

The not-so-sweet culprits

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We all know it’s out there, and just about everything, in some manner. It’s HFCS, and it is a slow poison, but not so slow that it does not effect children as well as adults.
How do we avoid these supposedly “natural” ingredients that have nothing to do with nature? Cut down on the number one product that most people in North America take in that contains HFCS, commercial carbonated drinks. I know many will not want to give up on their favourite soft drinks, but once you read some labels, you might find some new flavours out there that will replace your old stand-bys and still give you that sweetness you crave. Some are even made by the cola giants themselves.
Look also for imports, because many countries have outlawed HFCS, and some still use the recipes put in place before 1976 when making their drinks.
Domestically, look for Jones Soda, any Pepsi product with the name “heritage” or “throwback” on the label. Sierra Mist Natural, regular and cranberry are great non-caffinated sodas, too. Look also for store brands, like Winn Dixie Chek Natural or Wynn and Lovett European-Style. From Mexico, and usually found in the Latin foods section of most markets, one can find Barrilitos, Jarritos, and pre-1986 style Coca-Cola. Jarritos comes in a great array of flavours, many people would not consider, like Guava, Red Grapefruit, and Mandarin Orange.
This is just the beginning of how to take your body back to the pre-HFCS days, and it might not undo all the damage right away, but it will stop what has already been started. How you chose to do this is in your own mind, but by looking for these simple labels, you will have a tasty time doing it.