Accomplishments give you a sense of confidence and encouragement.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is deadly

Hello Friday,


Wow, I can’t believe its Friday again. It’s hard to believe that a whole week has gone by and the week end is approaching us again.



Yesterday, we stepped out of our comfort zone for the second time since we got back from Mexico. Dan had to get some prescription medicine filled. He had joined the prescription group with Kroger, so we walked about a mile to go to pick them up. While we were walking, since it was so hot; like before the corona virus we would break up the walk by going to the mall along our way. Dan and I decided to advance into the mall. Before we left the apartment, we sprayed ourselves with BRIOTECH.



As we entered into the mall, putting on our mask and using the door that automatically opened; it seemed like 6 months ago. That is how long we have been into any place in Virginia other than the doctor’s office.


There were no tables or chairs anywhere in the mall, some of the stores were closed and what little amount of people inside; were all wearing masks. Got cooled down and exited the other side, which is closer to the Kroger grocery store.



Walked to it and entered with our mask, now that didn’t change, except for the plastic window at the cash registers. We walked back to the Mountain Mills coffee place and sprayed the outdoor seat with BRIOTECH and sat down while Dan went to get some ice coffee. After finishing we started walking back home. We managed to walk our three miles by the time we approached our front door.


Everyone wants to accomplish something but few of them want to work hard.


This is not an overnight gift. It requires a strong desire, great efforts, positive attitude, hard work and a will to never give up at any cost. Life is full of struggles; however, since the corona virus we had stayed true to our ability to exercise and walk up to three miles a day. We have never doubted our ability in spite of challenges and obstacles. There is this saying, if we need food for a body to survive; we also need some positive and motivational thoughts to give a fuel to our soul.


A person is wise when he/she doesn’t wait for an opportunity, but create them.



Today I will be blogging on another topic on plastic pollution that is not spoken that much about. Bisphenol A (BPA) is deadly and BPA is an acronym for Bisphenol A, am organic compound produced in large quantities for use primarily in producing polycarbonate plastics, polyvinyl chloride plastics, and epoxy resins.


Bisphenol A (BPA) was found to increase the risk of dying by 51% compared to people with lower levels of this toxic chemical in a new study.



BPA is found in plastic bottles, sports equipment, compact discs, some medical devices, dental sealants and composites, water pipes, coating on the inside of food and beverage cans, and sales receipts.



So, your canned tomato sauce, sardines, or water bottle may contain BPA. BPA enters the body through the liquid or food we consume. For instance, it can leach into the water when a plastic bottle is heated or exposed to prolonged sunlight or stress. BPA naturally leaches into food from cans within time. Once in our body, BPA can disrupt the normal functioning of hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, which can make cancer cells more active.



BPA has been linked to a higher risk of Prostate Cancer. One study showed that even very low BPA concentrations initiated the proliferation of cancer cells in the prostate. This is something that Dan is concerned with for he has been managing his diagnoses with prostate cancer for 8 years now. We just got back from Mexico for a booster and IV’.





BPA is an endocrine disrupting compound (EDC) that interferes with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the human body. Natural hormones in our body

are responsible for maintaining normal cell metabolism (homeostasis), development, reproduction, and even our behavior.



Here are some more things BPA have been associated with causing: abnormal fetal and infant brain development and behavior, obesity, neurological issues, heightened sensitivity to drugs of abuse, cancer, male erectile dysfunction, disruption of the female reproductive system and miscarriages.



Avoiding plastic bottles is the easiest way to protect yourself from BPA. But if you do use them, choose wisely. Plastic bottles have a recycling code at the bottom of the bottle that looks like a triangular arrow around a number. Avoid these numbers: 3, 6, and 7, as they contain the highest amounts of BPA.



Plastics with numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 are safer plastics and contain the lowest BPA (and phthalates, another toxic chemical in plastics.)


Also, avoid or at least reduce your intake of canned foods. Instead, opt for frozen choices or whole foods.


Other tips: Use glass containers instead of plastic to store your food. Also, avoid purchasing either canned salmon or canned sardines in vinyl-lined cans, which may contain BPA.


APPRECIATE YOURSELF 👀


Good morning Friday 🔆 by learning to appreciate yourself, you give yourself confidence and the assurance 🌻 you aren't useless or hopeless 🌼 that you too, have something to be proud of🎍 have a pleasant weekend 😊


While researching this deadly and silent issue, I recommend contacting the manufacturers of these products to find out which are using BPA-free cans.


If you cannot find BPA-free choices, you may want to consider purchasing the fish in another (non-canned) form. Vital Choice offers an excellent assortment of wild BPA-free fish and sardines. Dan and I purchase our wild fish from them and we are extremely satisfied with them.



Finely, wash your hands often, not only for the corona virus reasons, but also to avoid touching food you consume after touching sales receipts. For the receipts contain BPA. A solution to avoid this, is ask if they can e-mail you a receipt.


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. John F. Kennedy



🐟 MISFITS TUNA 🐟


Just received organic tuna in the mail from Misfits. Guess what we are having for brunch🐟



INGREDIENTS: gluten free bread, tuna, avocado, kale, lettuce, tomatoes, spices, olive oil, potatoes.


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. First cut up some potatoes, you can be creative and cut to your size liking.

2. Add some olive oil in a pan and add the potato slices. At this time add your spices.

3. Sautee until golden brown and pour in a bowl.

4. At this time toast two slices of bread per sandwich.

5. Cut the avocado into half and remove the pit. Then take a spoon and shell the avocado away from the skin.

6. Next, take one half and spread on each slice of toast. Do this for each sandwich.

7. Add the tuna from the jar and place it on one of the slices of toast.

8. Add the kale, lettuce and slice tomatoes.

9. To finish it off add spices.

10. Close the sandwich and cut into half and place on dish along with the home fries.




Bon Appetite


Until tomorrow, there will be some days when you have absolutely zero motivation to accomplish the tasks that you have pre-set out for yourself to do.


However, just being aware of this helps combat the laziness that will ultimately tempt you. So, go out and explore new adventures this week end.



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