Another Personal Note

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  1. tyndale1946

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    Well if you are wondering where I have been for the past few days I was on vacation at the hospital. It wasn't my wife this time it was me... I guess you can say I bit off more than I can chew... My blood pressure went off the scale and the walls came tumbling down. The paramedics came a got me at 3:50 in the morning.

    I wanted to let you all know here since I consider the brethren more of family then I do of any of the others in the other forums except a few. Brother Glen blew it and that's all I can say and I can't think of a better term. Eating everything under the sun and not watching my salt intake.

    After an overnighter... I just got home they put me on a low sodium diet as I guess I was trying to take the words of Christ literally... Ye are the salt of the earth. All of you who I have know for awhile know of the trials and tribulations of my wife and I and I thank you all for your continued prayers. With all the stress that I am under and all the responsibilities upon my shoulders I may just pass the torch over to someone elese on the Calvin/Arminian Forum. I will stay here though and moderate with Brother Robert... Others may disagree but to me this is by far the best forum on the BB! [​IMG] ... btw I went to see my wife Charlotte as soon as I was released from the hospital... She said see what happens when you don't listen to me... Brother Glen :eek:
     
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    Glen, sorry to hear about your problems, but I'm glad you're back and doing better. Maybe you ought to listen to Charlotte a little more often! :eek: :D BTW, how is she? May the Lord bless you both.
     
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    Man, Glen! Take care of yourself, Brother!

    Like Robert, I'm glad you're back and doing well. The board isn't the same without you. [​IMG]
     
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    Brother Glen..so glad that you didn't get to the stroke stage of hyper tension......Believe me,,,,,,I wouldn't wish a stroke on my worst enemy.

    Bless the Lord that all came out fine and that your wife is cheery enough to scold you. Prayers always. Do take care.

    Cheers, God bless,

    Jim
     
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    Jim I guess I need a course on what to and what not to eat... They put salt in everything and really in all honesty how do you remove that?... I guess fresh fruits and vegetables are your best bet... but how do you stretch the almighty dollar?... Sometimes food bargains are hard to pass up and cut rite foods to when the money is short... Then again great bargains but then twice the salt... Could buy frozen... Love fish and chicken... So how would you all put Brother Glen on a healthy diet!... I know this is not the forum for it and it is not Baptist History... From now on I'm watching what I eat before this baptist becomes history :eek: ... But among us brethren what are each of yours little secrets... When you slide up to the table?... Looking for help so I can wake up on the right side of the dirt!... Brother Glen :confused:
     
  7. Jeff Weaver

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    Bro. G.

    Get thyself down to the local VA and get a thorough check up.

    Is Charlotte doing OK? How about Travis?

    At any rate, you can eat healthy on the cheap. How is your weight? Cholesterol?

    At any rate, fresh is best, frozen veggies are pretty good too. You can add spices to mask the fact that there is no salt in it, it doesn't take much so a bottle goes a long way. Garlic mashed potatoes, yum. But I can't have potatoes very often any more. :( If you can, cut the starches. It will help loose weight, cut pressures on the heart and keep diabetes at bay. There are other sources of sodium in most people's diet that are problematic. MSG is one of the worst offenders. I had my stroke after eating out at a Chinese restaurant. Don't know if that did it or not, since the stroke was caused by diabetes, but Docs say I can't have Chinese any more unless I make it myself from fresh ingredients. (I love oriental food).

    You may already be doing this, but an asprin a day will dialate the blood vessels, thus reducing the BP some. Do a google search on hypertension and you should be able to get some good tips. Stay off the medication if you can. I take several heart drugs and all of them have some side-effects that I don't like. I have had some that the side-effects weren't worth the trouble.

    Another thing that will help keep the BP down would probably be to stay out of the Cal/Arm. forum. Herding those cats can't be easy. [​IMG]

    At any rate, rest up, got to get the voice in shape to sing.

    Jeff.
     
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    Bro. Glen, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

    Do you want us to have to go to California to set you straight? Hmm. The wind chill is 19 degrees right now; I'll start immediately.

    God bless you.
     
  9. Jeff Weaver

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    Stephen

    That is a good idea, off to sunny California. 30 degrees here, icy streets, flash flooding. My basement has a foot of water in it, furnace isn't running becasue of the water. :( No church today. :(

    Well off to get my bucket and start bailing.

    Better yet, I'll load up the truck and head to Beverly.

    Granny?, Elly Mae?
     
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    Brother Glen,

    Not to usurp authority or anything like that, but as a wife I know you should listen to your's. ;) Take care of yourself and definitely watch what you eat! I would hate to loose all my PB's. You all have been so helpful. We would miss you! [​IMG]
     
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    Glen, I was sorry to hear of your ailment. You asked for good tips re food. I have read somewhat about food and nutrition as it relates to physical health. Respecting salt...humans need salt. It plays an important part in the function of the cells. Without salt the protein metabolism may be disturbed, and the water pressure of the cells, on the inside and outside of them, that is. The Bible does not portray salt as some bad or evil food stuff. But, you need to know about salt and salt. Most salt sold today is refined salt, which practically means pure sodiumchloride. I do not believe that was the salt of Bible times. They had unrefined salt which contained all minerals and trace minerals making up natural sea salt. Together those minerals of salt were capable of keeping people healthy. But the refined salt of today has been proved to be quite unhealthy stuff if used too much. But with the salt hysteria the medical experts tend to condemn all salt, including natural unrefined sea salt. I think you could find something on the internet on unrefined sea salt which verifies what I say.

    Another food stuff some medical people are hysteric about is fat. Fat per se is vital to the well being of the human organism. Fat per se is not unhealthy. But there are fats and fats. One needs to learn what fats are good for health, and which ones are detrimental to health. The fats used in Bible times, like virgin olive oil, were good. Many people today use virgin olive oil, and can testify it is beneficial to good health. Of animal fats one of the best sources is salmon, especially wild salmon. Butter is also one of the better fats, especially butter made from unpasteurized and unhomogenized milk. But it may be it is rare. Unhealthy fats include margarine and hydrogenated vegetable fats.

    Also it is ever important to keep intake of refined sugar low, and food stuff containing it. Coffee, if one likes it, should be drunk with moderation, and preferably not on empty stomach.

    Much more could be said, and I could also recommend some profitable books if you are interested. I know what I have said does not belong in this forum, but I hope you bear with me this time.

    Harald
     
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    Glen, you are too valuable a part of the body here to mess with your body. You are in our prayers. [​IMG]
     
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    Glen, I am praying for you and your wife.
     
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    Salt of the earth? LOL! Ya nut!
    There, now you learned your lesson. Next time be the pepper. ;)
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    Brother Glen,

    Salt, huh? Well, lay off of it for a while--my wife is a dietitian--and she gives me the ole salt routine just about every day---

    One thing we've done is this--we hold off on cooking those boxed meals--Ricearoni, canned stuff--buddy, they are packed with sodium--bad, bad, bad for the ole ticker!! Stay away from junk like weenies and bologna(although I use it in my everyday language--"That's a bunch of bologna!!" Any sort of processed food--jammed pack with sodium.

    Table salt--I've learned to sprinkle lightly--Then exercise--I bet you're like me--fat, chubby, and need excercise--then get plenty of water every day--keeps the kidneys fresh---

    Holy Smoke, Tyndale1946--we don't want you to check out anytime soon. And you encourage me to do what I just told you--you hear???

    Your Southern Baptist preachin' buddy,
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    Hi Glen (he asked me here... [​IMG] ), Yeah, I have a few tips. First of all, eat some nuts -- raw, unsalted (I like almonds) everyday -- you don't need a lot, maybe a quarter of a cup. Recent studies show they seem to head off diabetes in a fair percentage of people. I have been put on this regimen because I have only half a pancreas, courtesy of a horse hoof delivered at forceful speed to my midsection when I was 21. I will be 55 next week and still no sign of diabetes, which is totally against the odds for me.

    Although cheese is relatively high in salt for the most part, it is not as high as pure salt, so grated cheddar cheese or Parmeson on your vegetables is really tasty. You don't need much.

    Walk. About 20 minutes a day. If you are a morning person, take a bit of time in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air and early part of the day. If you are an evening person, go walking just as the sun is going down. It will relax you and give your body the exercise it needs for better use of your foods and muscles. It's also a great time to talk to the Lord and lay out everything to Him. He'll walk with you! He doesn't get tired... [​IMG]

    Go get a bag of frozen berries and some straight generic brand oatmeal -- the fast cooking kind. Make yourself a bit of oatmeal once a day, add a few frozen berries and top with a little honey or brown sugar. Really good and really good for you. And, as my grandfather used to tell me, "It sticks to your ribs."

    If you like yogurt, get the plain unflavored variety, add your own fresh fruit, and drizzle a little honey on it.

    If you like Mexican, add chili powder to some of your dishes for a spice kick. If you prefer Indian, do curry instead.

    Easy salad dressing with a kick is a bit of something like Miracle Whip mixed half and half with water with a shake of cayenne pepper in it. It's sweet and hot all at once and the water thins it down so you don't need much.

    That's all I can think of at night, Glen. But it's easy stuff. Even Barry can do it, and he just about burns water he is so bad in the kitchen!

    Make sure you take your vitamins.

    Call us anytime. You have our number. I know some great jokes my brother keeps sending me and Barry does those horrid puns. We can have you laughing and groaning all within five minutes! And we can pray with you, too.

    Always your friends and brother and sister in Christ,
    Barry and Helen
     
  18. Frogman

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles bro. Glen, but very glad to hear you are fine. You have been a great help to me as well. Hang in there.

    God Bless.
    Bro. Dallas
     
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    Bro. Glen, from one who has made three trips to the hospital, had four surgeries on his heart, and who takes a handful of medication for blood pressure and chemo for a blood disease, I'm thankful you are doing better and I will truy pray for you and yours.

    God is SO GOOD!!!

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  20. HankD

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    Dear Bro Glen,

    Stop being sick!! [​IMG]

    I agree whole-heartedly with Bro Harald.

    I also had to go to the clinic with HBP.

    Started using raw sea salt (verly little).
    substituted fructose for table sugar.
    I Eat fruit instead of cake, pie and ice cream for my sweet tooth. Forgot how good apples are!
    LOTS of fiber, beans and brown rice, pop-corn and sea salt.
    Olive oil instead of hydrogenated vegtable oil.
    No wheat products of any kind (I am gluten intolerant).

    And I feel great!
    Cut my medicine in half so far with BP stabilized.
    Many other symptoms gone!
    Went down 2 notches on my belt.
    I can run up the stairs again.

    The Lord bless you and yours.

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