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2006: The Thanksgiving that Was
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2009:  Oh THAT's What Sleep is Like
2010:  My "Things to be Thankful for" List
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2013:  How Sweet It Is
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25 November 2021

I read a couple of days ago that pineapple is good for pain relief.

Sounded weird, but I Googled it and learned a lot about pineapple.

  • * Pineapples are packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese.

  • * Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Many of the antioxidants in pineapple are bound, so they may have longer lasting effects.

  • * Pineapples contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins. This may aid digestion, especially in those with pancreatic insufficiency.

  • Pineapple contains compounds that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, both of which are linked to cancer. One of these compounds is the enzyme bromelain, which may stimulate cell death in certain cancer cells and aid white blood cell function.

  • Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties that may boost the immune system.

  • The anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple may provide short-term symptom relief for people with common types of arthritis.

  • The bromelain in pineapples may reduce the inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain that occurs after surgery. Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties may also aid recovery after strenuous exercise by reducing tissue inflammation.

  • Pineapples are delicious, accessible and easy to add to the diet.

I read comments from several people about how they eat pineapple regularly and it has taken away their pain.

I have pain pretty much all the time.  Some days it's worse than others, but I never have a day without pain, from arthritis in my leg to muscle soreness in my arms and neck.  So I decided to try pineapple.

Now, I don't know how much pineapple you're supposed to take or how long it takes to help you, but I had a pineapple smoothie and then pineapple and cottage cheese yesterday and then more pineapple chunks today and this afternoon, I have no pain.  None. 

What's more, I've always loved pineapple, but just never think about eating it because I don't generally eat canned fruit (tho pineapple is canned with its own juice, not sugar).  Anyway, I have now added pineapple to my daily routine and if it can keep me from being sore all the time, I will be very happy.

I am continuing my marathon reading of the new Outlander book.  I have finished 1/4 of it (it's 960 pages).  I am listening to the audio book while reading the Kindle version and it's kind of cool because it's like having someone read me a story and I can follow along, like I did when I was a kid.

While some of the Outlander books are slow starting and it may take you a bit to actually get "into" them, this one does not.  It catches you right at the beginning and the further I get into the book, the more involved I get with the story and the characters.

One things that is nice is that the book takes place on Fraser's Ridge, where Claire and Jaimie live, and it has expanded over the years to have many more characters.  In some of the books, I wasn't really interested in other characters, but Gabaldon has made all of the characters interesting.

And, oh my word, do they get into some pretty crazy situations, which I will not explain for those who have not yet read the book.  This is not a book that you want to read "cold."  There is more reference to things that have happend in previous books than I have seen in the earlier books and you'd be pretty lost in places if you hadn't read the first 8 books!  This is definitely a book that has been written for "fans."

I'm sorry that it's Thanksgiving and I have to actually spend time cooking and not reading, but I will be back in my recliner with my headphones reading again on Friday.




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