Friday, July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

They're enormous. But perhaps worth it.

My mom got me a GIANT bottle of fish oil for my birthday haha so i decided to look up the health benefits of these enormous capsules. Here's what a found to be scientifically proven benefits of fish oil supplements (so says the interweb):

Studies are published almost daily as the scientific community discovers more and more of the many extraordinary omega 3 fish oil benefits.
If you haven't already been swept up in the net yet, here are 7 proven omega 3 benefits you should know about.

1. Less Pain and Inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA, have a very positive effect on your inflammatory response. Through several mechanisms, they regulate your body's inflammation cycle, which prevents and relieves painful conditions like arthritis, prostatitis, cystitis and anything else ending in "itis."

2. Cardiovascular Health. Omega 3 fatty acids have also been proven to work wonders for your heart and the miles and miles of arteries and veins that make up your cardiovascular system. They help to lower cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDLs and blood pressure, while at the same time increasing good HDL cholesterol. This adds years to your life expectancy.

3. Protection from Stroke and Heart Attack. When plaque builds up on arterial walls and then breaks loose, it causes what's known as a thrombosis, which is a fancy way of saying clot. If a clot gets stuck in the brain, it causes a stroke and when it plugs an artery, it causes a heart attack. Research shows omega 3 fatty acids break up clots before they can cause any damage.

4. Better Brain Function and Higher Intelligence. Pregnant and nursing mothers can have a great impact on the intelligence and happiness of their babies by supplementing with fish oil. For adults, omega 3 improves memory, recall, reasoning and focus. You'll swear you're getting younger and smarter.

5. Less Depression and Psychosis. Making you smarter is not all omega 3 does for your brain. Psychiatry department researchers at the University of Sheffield, along with many other research studies, found that omega 3 fish oil supplements "alleviate" the symptoms of depression, bipolar and psychosis (Journal of Affective Disorder Vol. 48(2-3);149-55).

6. Lower Incidence of Childhood Disorders. Just to show how fish oil fatty acids leave nobody out, studies show that children (and adults) with ADD and ADHD experience a greatly improved quality of life. And those with dyslexia, dyspraxia and compulsive disorders have gotten a new lease on life thanks to omega 3 oils.

7. Reduction of Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer. And finally, omega 3 fish oil has been shown to help prevent three of the most common forms of cancer – breast, colon and prostate. Science tells us that omega 3s accomplish this in three ways. They stop the alteration from a normal healthy cell to a cancerous mass, inhibiting unwanted cellular growth and causing apoptosis, or cellular death, of cancer cells.

Lolo and chris' new house

Love it! I could move in one of the closets and no one would know.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gretta update.

church baby.

She's a thinker!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Keyboard cat continues to enrich my life on a daily basis...

Thanks Kirby!

Tryin' not to give a shit anymore

"I think that giving a shit is what makes us good people."
It sucks, but you're prob right, Dalanna. <3

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Debbie just sent me this. She and Padge are spending the week in the wilderness.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Finally gave her a badly needed bath.

Oh yeah that's uh...Beardy

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What's your fave jelly belly?

A few of my favorites:wild blackberry

Juicy Pear



My beautiful mom circa 1975ish

Didn't know what she was getting herself into...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's looking like a limb torn off
Or altogether just taken apart
We're reeling through an endless fall
We are the ever-living ghost of what once was...

Monday, July 13, 2009

3W1M. finally.



Red Paaaaaaaaaaanda coming to get you!!!! haha


Weekend Recap:

Thank you so much to everyone who made this the best birthday ever!!! I was not expecting it. I was like 26? Bleck! But it was amazing and MAJESTIC (best theme idea bia, can't wait for wolf shirts to arrive!!!) Seriously, best friends ever, love you guys so so sooo much <3

Jelly Bellies for lyfe!

And tickets for harry potter! 2 days! So excited. Thank u particle <3