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October 6, 2021
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Homegating and Tailgating
Olivia Nichols, LonoLife Team Member
LonoLife’s Game Day Buffalo Chicken Soup
- 1 package chicken thighs, about 3-4 lbs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup onion, finely chopped
- 3-4 potatoes, cubed
- 4-5 large carrots, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 servings LonoLife Chicken Bone Broth with 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 1/3 to ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- Add olive oil and chopped onions to an instant pot or pressure cooker. Turn on sauté mode and sauté for around 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients (except full-fat coconut milk and cilantro) to your instant pot or pressure cooker. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Let natural release for 10 minutes then release pressure manually.
- Using two forks, shred chicken in the instant pot/pressure cooker. Add coconut milk and stir to combine. For a less spicy soup, add more coconut milk.
LonoLife’s Morning Bloody Mary
- 2 ounces of LonoLife Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth
- 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 2 dashes celery bitters
- 1 dash freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp whole-grain mustard
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz tomato juice
- 1 oz jalapeño juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake until combined. Pour mixture over ice in a cocktail glass.
- For garnish, place a slice of lime and olive on a toothpick and attach to top of a celery stick. Place whole celery into a cocktail. Enjoy!
Top 5 Causes of Toothaches (And How to Treat Them)
Dr. Craig D. Schmidtke, DDS – Orca Pain Relief Putty
Dr. Craig Schmidtke, Board Certified Oral Surgeon and 27-year veteran dental practitioner, is here to explain the common causes of tooth pain and to suggest ways we can bring the unbearable agony of tooth pain under control without resorting to opioid medications or desperate do-it-yourself fixes that exacerbate the problem.
Here are the Usual Causes of Oral Pain, According to Dr. Schmidtke:
- Trauma – You break a tooth while eating something hard, or you experience physical trauma from an accident or a blow to the face.
- Decay – Usually caused by poor oral home care, decay can quietly creep up underneath a cavity or crown.
- Gum recession – Due to bone loss you can develop gum recession and end up having some sensitive roots that can create pain.
- Infection – Infection of the gum is often caused by bone loss. Infection of the tooth is generally caused by decay. Infection is a “toothache beyond a toothache”.
- Abscessed Tooth – An abscessed tooth is an infection within the tooth, otherwise known as the “pulp chamber,” that has reached the root tip or around the root.
Remedies for Toothaches: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
“There aren’t many natural or non-prescription remedies available that are truly effective,” says Dr. Schmidtke. “People can take medications like Motrin or ibuprofen to help knock down inflammation and reduce pain. Many of the OTC oral pain relief products will make your whole mouth numb, but they don’t make the tooth numb, and they’re going to run and drip and make your throat numb. Saline rinses can help, and some essential oils, like oil of clove can bring considerable relief.
Dr. Schmidtke says that during his career as an oral surgeon he became increasingly aware of the harm being caused by opioid pain killers and began developing a
non-opioid, all-natural OTC remedy for oral pain which he now uses in his practice and makes available to the public.
Dr. Schmidtke’s Simple Home Remedies for Toothaches
- Take anti-inflammatories like Motrin or ibuprofen and Tylenol or acetaminophen
- Rinse the mouth frequently with warm salt water
- Apply oil of clove to the affected tooth or gum.
Dr. Schmidtke says he’s seen many patients attempt to stop their oral pain using a variety of desperate and often alarming methods. “Soaking one’s head in ice water is a strategy I have seen. And, although it’s become a cliché, I’ve seen many patients who’ve attempted to extract a throbbing tooth by yanking or tugging it out with a string. We’ve also seen patients who’ve attempted to use pliers to pull out a painful tooth but ended up snapping it in half, leaving the roots still in the mouth.”
“Do-it-yourself tooth extractions to stop oral pain tend to end badly,” says Dr. Schmidtke. “Until the tooth can be properly removed, a more sensible strategy would be to control the pain utilize pain relief putty and leave the extraction to a professional.”
Life’s Daily Treasure’s
Richard’s Battle new book Life’s Daily Treasure’s just released on October 4, 2021. It’s a unique book that is pro-American, full of hope, personal growth, and encouragement. It’s a timeless book that can be applied to daily and current events. One idea out of this book can be life-changing.
The Shifting Workforce
The workforce is shifting, but where are workers going? Article here.
John’s comments on the great resignation.
Nicole Bell – Author of “What Lurks in the Woods”
Nicole Bell found out in 2017 her husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She was forced into her most challenging roles yet: caregiver and medical proxy. Unsatisfied with the doctors’ answers, Nicole set out on a journey using her engineering mindset to search for the root causes of her husband’s illness. She eventually found them and sought treatment—a process that changed her and her entire view of modern medicine.
Her book, What Lurks in the Woods documents the raw and real journey of his initial decline, treatments, ups and downs, and final stages. A memoir of her husband’s journey of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, this heartfelt story additionally highlights the flaws in our traditional healthcare system and the staggering impact on those left behind.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nicole Bell is an author, entrepreneur, and advocate for tick-borne and neurodegenerative diseases. She has advanced her professional career as an engineer and program manager. Most recently, Nicole served as the executive of a fast-growing medical device company, where she built a world-class team in surgical robotics. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Nicole earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. She currently lives near Raleigh, North Carolina, with her two children and two rat terriers.
Joined the Conversation
Mark called in about the illegals and the narrow margin Trump won on.
John’s comments on misinformation.
The Dangers of Instagram
Amy Van Oudenaren –
For years, parents, educators, therapists, and other professionals have been worried about the impact of Instagram and other forms of social media on teenagers, with numerous studies verifying their concerns. What was not known until recently, however, was how aware Facebook itself is of the harm its Instagram app causes to the teenagers who use it. Facebook knows Instagram is toxic to teens. From the WSJ article, “A professor of psychology and researcher into the harms of social media on kids, Jean Twenge, said, “For some people, it might be tempting to dismiss this as teen girls being sad, but we’re looking at clinical-level depression that requires treatment. We’re talking about self-harm that lands people in the ER.”
BIO: Amy Van Oudenaren is a native Texan, a former missionary in South Sudan and Uganda, and an advocate for limiting the use of screen technologies in child-rearing. She’s currently raising a 1-year-old daughter and writing a novel for young adults. Amy served as a missionary in East Africa for 8 years, working to improve life for those living in poverty. She ran food distribution programs for malnourished children, coordinated a mobile medical unit to bring treatment to those without access, and pioneered an outreach project to children who were being sexually exploited. She also worked for two years as a court-appointed advocate for children with open Child Protective Services cases in Texas.
Part 2: John’s Social media pet peeve.
A Fight Against Biden’s IRS Overhaul
Local banks seek to sink IRS personal account snooping plan by rallying customers. Article here.
Joined the Conversation
Bill called in about info for “On the Fence Voters”
Charles called in about $600 threshold with IRS and cryptocurrency.
Brad called in about how he has saved and managed his money well so not that makes him an IRS target.
Jim had a question about what happens to the people who have money invested in gold and silver.