Stream of Consciousness

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pro/con.” Talk about the pros and cons of anything. Enjoy!

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 15/2020

This week has certainly been interesting in so many ways. The pros of getting the covid swab done was I got the procedures I needed on this cancer journey in addition to some other procedures so I would be under anesthesia only once. That’s another pro.

The con of that was having to drink that nasty tasting gavilyte , the solution that cleanses your colon for the colonoscopy. I had my last one 13 years ago and it tastes just as nasty now as then. If more researchers had to drink it themselves, the taste would have improved.Taste testing 101 that would definitely be pro/con moment debating the flavor.

The next pro was the removal of the cancer area in my bile duct. Woohoo. The con is I’ll be monitored for another indefinite period of time. I know in the grand scale of things that’s a mild con versus a huge one but I truly dislike the medical system especially how it works and all the political undertones involved.

The pros of having a cancer toolkit are helping your body and your food intake work together.

Salmon is anti-inflammatory but there is controversary about it’s helpfulness.

Eat your salmon: study shows fatty fish aids in cancer prevention

https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/12/health/salmon-cancer-time/index.html

Sea salt is an appetite stimulant unlike table salt that is stripped of minerals and has iodine added. Sea salt has calcium, magnesium and potassium. But there’s also the risk of having too much sodium in one’s diet.

Sea salt: A healthier salt?

Spinach is an anti-oxidant

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/seven-easy-to-find-foods-that-may-help-fight-cancer#1

Squash is also an anti-oxidant but it also helps regulate blood sugar.

Squash (Winter): Compounds Support the Immune System

I can’t think of any cons except if you have allergies which I do to iodine. If everything one eats needs to be moderation. A pro would be that all food consumption was awesome and one never gained weight. Con, I’m a dreamer.  What can I say, I’m guilty of enjoying food.

 

5 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness

  1. Thank you for the reminders about the importance of diet. I think we get so bombarded with advertising and doctors about prescription drugs that we sometimes forget that nature has a hand in helping us too if we let it.

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