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The Healthy Planet July 2015. St. Louis Green & Healthy Living Magazine.


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    July, 2015

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  • 2 The Healthy Planet magazine July, 2015

    often forget just how old I am. Looks like nomatter what I do, I will turn 64 on July 28. Iam not trying to dismiss my age, and I am notin some sort of senior denial. It just seems like

    yesterday that I spending my summers playing base-ball at Memorial Field in Webster Groves and swim-ming for hours on end at the community pool. Nowmy wife Niki is taking our grandson Jackson up to thevery same pool. I drive by the ball fields every day toand from work. I watch the kids playing and I remem-ber well the smell of the catchers mask I wore andcrack of the bat when I got a hit. I remember the dirtand dust and the sweat and the glory of being 12. Nowboth my daughters are twice that age. For me its justmoving on, day by day. Chalking up the months andyears. Its the simple things in life like our gardens, theblooming echinacea and seeing the first praying man-tis, lightening bug and hearing the first cicada of thesummer. I hear its going to be a bad year for cicada.But I have seen many such cycles in 64 years. And Idont really feel so old most of the time. Apart fromthe health issues that plague many seniors, I feel pret-ty darn good. Oh, I dont really lift anything heavyanymore, and I am pretty crickety following a round ofgolf. But overall I am doing pretty good. Old is thenew young, someone said recently. I think it was anelderly psychologist on one of the talk shows. But seri-ously folks, you are truly only as old as you want to be.

    My wife says I act like a kid sometimes, and that givesme great hope. Even though I am not sure she meansit as a compliment. My hearing is a bit suspect as Ihear cicada all year long. There is some name for thatinfliction. Ringing in the ears. Its the white noise thathelps me get to sleep. And bathroom breaks. Well wewont get into that. But I have embraced my senior sta-tus. Especially when I get the senior rate at golf cours-es. There has to be some reward for a stiff swing andsqueaky follow through. Hey, I can still run withJackson in the front yard. I do try to get home fromwork early some days to watch Jeopardy. And it keepsmy mind sharp as a ... What is a tack Alex? My wifeNiki and I love to work in the yard. Growing gardensand families is what life is all about. I love old blackand white movies. Just watched Casablanca again forthe 50th time. But I do like the new blockbustermovies, too, with all those special effects -- before youthink I am just some old poop living in the past. The50s were an easier time I must say. Growing up inWebster Groves was perhaps a bit too sheltered. Ittook some time away to really appreciate the oldhometown. I have always enjoyed writing. I rememberthe Monster Club chronicles I created in grade schooland the main character, Henrietta Harry. Sort of aancestor to the Addams Family Cousin It. Now Iwrite columns like this one about turning 64. Only acouple years away from retirement. As If I wouldenjoy not working. What would I do every day? Ourcats and dogs would love to have me home I guess.When they see me, it usually means food. But I wouldmiss the day-to-day mission of publishing. Everyoneneeds a purpose no matter how old they are. When Iwas 12 my purpose in the summer was to play baseballand go swimming. At 64 my purpose is rememberinglife at 12. The greatest gift a person can have at 64, is64 years of good memories. And a good afternoon napafter a round of golf with the boys and a peanut butter& jelly sandwich. Will you still need me, will youstill feed me, when I'm sixty-four?

    Heres Looking At you kid, J.B. Lester; Publisher



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    by Thomas DuckworthDoctor of Kototama Life Medicine

    pparently, every book on food, nutrition

    and diet published in the past 50 years has

    turned a profit for the

    author or publisher. From Adelle

    Davis to Nathan Pritikin, from

    George Osawa and Macrobioticsto Barry Sears and the Zone Diet;we have paleo, Blood type,

    Vegan, gluten-free and fat

    enriched; we have opinions and

    philosophies all over the place.

    Eat large quantities of protein to

    lose weight ; Over-consump-

    tion of meat will kill you ; Eat

    as little fat as you can; Eat as

    much fat as you can ; Do not

    eat fruit ; Eat only fruit ;Eat

    soy ; Dont eat soy Drink

    smoothies all day ; Detox. It

    is crazy! Experts everywhere

    saying nonsensical things.

    It is understandable why food and nutrition

    books sell so well. Modern medical training is a

    fix it when it breaks mindset, nutrition is part of a

    keep it from breaking paradigm. I have heard the

    definition of health as a situation where not enough

    medical tests have been conducted, but that is a

    different article.

    There are healing systems that have always con-

    sidered nutrition basic to the health of mind, body

    and spirit. There are civilizations where cookbooks

    and medical text are on the same shelf.

    Our oriental ancestors were observers; they paid

    attention. They saw connections; they understood

    the logic of nature. They paid attention to the sea-

    sons of the year, the weather and the eco-system.

    They noted their attractions to particular foods in

    certain seasons; they recorded

    foods that are cooling and foods

    that heat up the interior body;

    they looked for medicine in the

    garden. They learned that sea-

    sonal foods are often quite thera-

    peutic within that season. They

    learned that meats, oils and dense

    cooked foods are great for the

    warmth, stillness and recupera-

    tion needed in winter. Raw

    foods, salads, light meals and

    fruit help address excess heat and

    humidity in summer; those same

    foods are poison in the winter.

    For over 3,000 years, practition-ers of Far Eastern Medicine,

    have listened, observed and

    recorded how to maintain health.

    Much of this occurred in the kitchen.

    I advise my patients to listen to their bodies, lis-

    ten to their nature. My wife says that folks are not

    going to do that; no one wants to change. She plans

    to publish a weight-loss program centered on an

    M&M diet. She thinks we will make millions; this

    is our goal to retirement plan. But seriously...

    You can find a copy of Thomas Duckworths

    new E-Book, Natural Medicine From The Kitchen,A Treasure Trove of Traditional GastronomicRemedies at or


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    Natural medicine From the kitchenA Treasure Trove of Traditional Gastronomic Remedies

    Natural Medicine From The Kitchen

    By Thomas E. DuckworthDoctor of Kototama Life Medicine

    E-book from Kindle/Amazon @ $3.49

    All proceeds from the sale of this E-Book go directly to the

    Institute of American Acupuncture & Life Medicine, Inc., a 501 (c)(3)

    organization founded in 2002 to serve the health needs of the

    disadvantaged and disenfranchised in the St. Louis region.

    Nakazono Masahilo M. Osensei, gave me the Abli Recipe and saved my finger from amputation. Over the next decade,

    he gave me many recipes concerning nutrition and food as medicine.These recipes have served my family well and provided my patients with

    practical home remedies for over 35 years.Now they are available for everyone! From adzuki beans

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