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‘50 Shades of Blue’ Cont. from Page 5

but wonder, and be concerned, what do you do with all this outstanding food after the buffet is over? I’m aware the law will not allow you to donate it to a food bank . . . so what do you do?” He cringed and answered, “yes, that is correct. We are not allowed to donate it to needy people. I think you probably know the answer to that question . . . “ I nodded.

“When I see that exquisite food being dumped into the garbage it just kills me.” I understood. (Seems to me, after all the premium paying customers finished the buffet they could invite in military, both active duty and retired, and charge them $20 for all they could eat. A lot better than sending to the garbage dump . . . and it would make a lot of military folks happy. And full.) Hank then presented us with the check. I knew it was gonna be expensive but didn’t know how much. $90 per person.

$180 plus $14 tax. $194.00. For breakfast.

It was worth every penny.

The food, the service, the atmosphere. Besides, we don’t splurge all that often (we probably ought to do it more often, in fact.)

Thoroughly sated, we retrieved our car and headed for the Travel and Adventure Show at the Convention Center. Big disappointment.

Most of the vendors we were familiar with . . . Catalina Island, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, Hawaii, Lawrence Welk Timeshares . . . we watched a presentation by the Taiwan Tourist Bureau . . . a little bit interesting but not enough to cause me to dash out and buy an airline ticket.

We had missed Rick Steves, the television travel host on PBS and someone whose work I admire. We were busy feeding our faces while Rick’s program was being presented. We did sit in on a presentation by Pauline Frommer of the Frommer (Travel) Guides. It was okay. But just okay. Evelyn roamed the aisles and checked the vendors while I was content to remain in the audience seating area and rest up. I’d had a huge breakfast and I

‘50 Shades of Blue’ Cont. on Page 10

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“The Disc Itself Is Active Tissue...”

So what does that really mean to us? It tells us that the disc itself does have a God-given ability to heal and repair if provided the proper mechanisms for self-healing. There is a specific mechanism inherent in each of the spinal discs called the “pump mechanism of disc nutri-tion” (see Fig 1). When this mechanism is not working properly, the spinal discs will begin to die causing bulges, herniations, and eventually spinal stenosis.

The spinal disc is one of the very few tissues in the body that does not have a direct blood supply for circulation. The only way that the disc gets the circulation of water, oxygen and nutrients for self-repair is via this specific disc pump mechanism. What happens when you decrease cir-culation in any type of tissue, whether it be animal tissue, plant tissue or human tissue? Exactly, it begins to become weak and begins to degenerate.

Symptoms Are NOT The Problem

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brown leaves are the plant’s problem? Of course not, the leaves turning brown is just a condition that is telling you that there is something wrong with the plant. The plant is unhealthy and needs water and nutrients. You could spray paint the leaves green but it just covers up the condition. The underlying problem still exists and will continue to produce brown leaves until you fix the actual problem. and tingling that most experience with bulging, herni-ated or degenerative discs are NOT the problem. The definition of a symptom: “something that indicates the existence of something else.” It is just like the dashboard of your car telling you that something is wrong (brake lights out, engine needs checked, overheating, etc.) Those lights that appear in your car dash are NOT the problem. You can remove the lights surgically or put a piece of duct tape over the lights but the problem will NOT be fixed...the problem is still present.

Let’s take a look at a plant for example...if the leaves on a plant begin to turn brown, would you say that the

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The Paper - February 19, 2015  
The Paper - February 19, 2015