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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How I Kicked the Habit..." 'Bettejo Dux' (Inspiration Wednesday)

(Inspirational Wednesday)

Guest-blogger Bettejo Dux is one of Kauai's most colorful people, she has lived on the cosmic island of Kaua'i for over 40 years... She is an animal lover, people lover and enjoys life to the fullest.Today on our nation's birthday she talks about how to keep your doctor bills down. Happy Birthday America!

I've written about my happy childhood. Missed one dread childhood disease-religious-but caught another. My generation was brain-washed into believing it necessary to see the doctor if it scraped a knee. I almost worshipped doctors. I was devout.  Doctors  were good guys. Nice guys. They loved little kids.

Fast forward to some of the wonderful adventures Bill and I had living it up as ugly Americans. Then the return to suburbia USA.  We came back to Hawaii relatively affluent. Brought home some beautiful things we'd collected. Bill had a god job and then- disaster- I had three major surgeries and our oldest daughter was in the hospital for six months. We had no health insurance. We hadn't needed it when we lived abroad and we were innocents. We came out of that thousands of dollars in debt. We paid off every penny. Bill moon-lighted. I got a job. The kids sold  newspapers on the corner. All of us came out healthy so that was a plus.

The financial recovery was stressful and difficult. I came down with something-forgot what-and of course, ran to the doctor and sat, it seemed, for hours in the waiting room. Finally two enormous bean counters came out and embarrassed me in front of all the other patients, "You can see the doctor if you  pay for the visit." I had no money. I went home figuring I'd better lean how to get well and stay well.

That's when I first 'met' Adele Davis. Let's Get Well became my bible. Linus Pauling and his take on vitamin C became my creed.  I ignored the disclaimers about the pair.  Dug in. I must have read a zillion books about health and nutrition. Still have them. It's a very complicated discipline, but I got lucky. I discovered what worked for me.

I learned that each of us has different needs. What keeps me healthy won't be the same thing that keeps you healthy and our own needs change as the situation changes. There are times when your body needs more C. I take 10 grams a day, Ala Linus. It's water-soluble. Your body discards what it doesn't need. I found  I probably needed more  B to stay prime and learned never to take one B. It's a complex. Brewer's Yeast  is a natural source of all the B's. Once again, as it's water -soluble, your body takes what it needs and discards the rest. Dumb doctors say, if they examine your urine, "You have very expensive urine." Beats very expensive drugs and there are no side effects.

I created what I called magic juice and magic soup using Brewer's Yeast. I'll share them with you.
Orange juice, pineapple, a banana, honey, a big scoop of Brewer's yeast, a dollop of olive oil, blend and drink.Make it  suit  your taste. Takes some getting used to.
I make a tomato base- I love tomato soup- veggie and chicken broth, spices, olive oil, sometimes I do an egg drop thing, and Brewer's Yeast.

I respond to every symptom. Go on a health food kick. Figure if they last more than two weeks, I better see a doctor. Hasn't happened in over thirty years and that's how I kicked the habit.

Bettejo  also  publishes her own blog column.
You can check it out at ;  http://www.bettejo.wordpress.com   Besides her blog she recently published and authored the humorous fiction book, "The Scam," check it out at(www.bettejodux.com) or  on Amazon.
Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen, Publisher.


Bettejo Dux said...

Bettejo Dux said vias facebook in 4 combined comments, the folowing.

"And know how to make a friend yell 'Uncle'. Like take a breath and shut up, Sorry I messed up with anastasia but figured that one out. Wonder if there'll be any comments to my comment. Check out my columns, you call it a blog' Just google bettejo5 hours ago · LikeUnlike.Bettejo Dux

Someone named Tom from San Diego just commented on my comment. Watch now, KIMO , and see if I get back at him. Working on the Sky Wrier in the Sky. Not easy to do. Boy could you make some delicious nutritious free broths from dumpster. You could live of it for a week. Should I offer a recipe? Peace and love Bettejo3 hours ago
LikeUnlike.Bettejo Dux

KIMO you've insspired me. I'm gonna print the picture of the dumpster and tell everybody how to make the most delicious, nutricious broth they ever tasted. I'll be quoting Adelle Daviis and reminding people that staying healthy is one of the other most important things we do while we're playing human beings on planet earth. I think I'll call it DD Broth. or KIMO Broth. Goodness, you've uncovered a treasure chest.2 hours ago · LikeUnlike.Bettejo Dux ‎:ove'ya Me2 hours ago · LikeUnlike.

Bettejo Dux said...

‎:ove'ya Me

KimoRosen said...

the trick is knowing what time they dump, and not telling others...

Bettejo Dux said...

You've got read the discussion site. I got through. a few typos and blunders but when I said,

Bettejo Dux said...

we're more verbal, just ask KIMO. That's what I wanted to say. Ttesting the water. Having fun. Me? More verbal? Guys come in to the discussion site. Like facebook and Kimo's blog we're human beings. By the way, KIMO, KAT used his real name and said he lived in Lawai. I think it was Lawai. Check it out. Peace and love Bettejo Dux

KimoRosen said...

no commnt boards for me, I'm too busy with my own blog ,writing letters, swimming, biking, gardening and being a single parent to my little girl (Obama)

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