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May 14, 2016

That Little Yellow Flower

On a fine spring day, two weeks ago, my Korean girlfriend and I rode the Tram over to Roosevelt Island. From the air, the green grass was sprinkled with thousands of yellow dots. We treat it as a weed—but  The Cancer Fighting Medicine That’s Growing in Your Yard shows that it also serves an important health benefit. This article reminds me of my father. During my surgical career, I did not have the time to tend for my lawn, so the little yellow flowers popped up here and there. I did not like to spray herbicides on the lawn with my young children playing in the yard. Dad would come over and tell me I needed to work on the yard. I always argued (unsuccessfully) that UNICULTURE went against nature. Nature prefers MULTICULTURE. So a perfect lawn is not natural. Why fight Mother Nature. Now my father is gone and probably chuckling when he sees me send this out. As I become acquainted with practices from other cultures I see how widely dandelions are used for health. Along with milk thistle, they promote liver detoxification. Dandelions also can help relieve fluid retention. Why is that important? Endocrine Disruptors. Our environment is killing us. I will make no further comments on lawn care—that is up to you. However, I will say that Roundup is a big deal as far as toxicity and disruption of hormones. Look at Don’t Ignore the Dangers of Roundup which I sent out last year. To be blunt, Roundup kills testicles. So many things affecting our health we do to ourselves. As far as the recipe for a smoothie 5 Ways to Enjoy Dandelions, add some protein powder and also consider a ratio of 80% vegetables and 20% fruits in your prepared blend. Many times it takes a blender to break down the cell membranes of some plant products and release the Phytonutrients. Chewing them in a salad (such as kale) may not be enough.

My son who teaches in high school sent me this so I think it is okay to share:

Little Larry attended a horse auction with his father.  He watched as his father moved from horse to horse,  Running his hands up and down the horse’s legs and rump,  And chest. After a few minutes, Larry asked, ‘Dad,  Why are you doing that?’ His father replied,  ‘Because when I’m buying horses, I have to make sure that  They are healthy and in good shape before I buy.  Larry, looking worried, said, “Dad,  I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom”

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