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knees of steel

How I Developed Knees of Steel – and YOU can have it too!

Knees Of Steel Can be Yours In a Few Minutes a Day

To make your knees strong you must use them. As we go about our daily lives and our everyday movements–we can build strong knees. Just use the knees as they were intended to be used. I learned to start small and build my knees into Knees Of Steel.

Don’t Bend The Back Instead of Bending the Knees

The Old Folks Bend.

Older people act like they are afraid to bend their knees. They bend at their waist instead of bending their knees. As time marches on their knees act like they forget how to bend. This is a habit that causes the body to pay a terrible price.

Bend Those Knees to Make Them Strong

Lack of Movement Causes Ligaments, Bones and Tendons Muscles to atrophy. Start with gentle, easy and slow movements. Don’t over bend–and don’t try to be a hero. We can have Knees of Steel with some daily routines that take almost no time or effort. Be gentle with yourself and: Within a few months, you too can have Knees of Steel.

OK, Fellow Citizens on Your March to Knees of Steel, Do this drill

Begin by relaxing your whole body. Now, sink down a few inches. Let yourself move up and down four to six inches. Do this a few times–maybe five or six times. If this feels good, give yourself a big applause–you have done the first drill. As time marches on you can go deeper.

This Marvelous Little Drill is Almost Like a Miracle to Your Body

This Drill Strengthens Your Feet, Ankles, Knees Hips, Lower Back and Abdominals. It works to build strong bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Lubricate Your Joints With Movement

Every joint has a little sack of lubricant known as a “Bursa” it is there to lubricate that joint. When you move the joint it does its job–no movement–no lubricating–thus you get a stiff joint.

The gyroscope in your head is awakened–it will help prevent bone-breaking falls.

Bend Your Knees Instead of Your Back When Reaching Down

When reaching for something under the sink, on the couch, on the floor–or just for fun–do this little drill. Be gentle and take your time. The various ligaments and such will get stronger and become more flexible as the weeks go by.

March to Your Own Drum, Be Your Own Drummer–March Into Your Future With Knees of Steel.

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eat sauerkraut

How to Teach Yourself to Like Sauerkraut

Learning to Like Sauerkraut is Easy and Fun

When i first tasted whiskey, it was terrible! It burned mouth and turned my face red. But after a few tries learned to like it. In fact I loved it: I had problems unlearning. Sauerkraut is delicious and has no after effects like hard liquor. The first food that touches the taste buds at mealtime is what you will learn to like. Taste this before a sweetened drink, coffee, or whatever else is tempting you.


The delicious sauerkraut.

Teach Your Taste Buds to Like the Sauerkraut

Place a small amount to sauerkraut into your mouth–sounds simple, and it is. This can be a few drops or a spoonful/forkful. If you find it repulsive–spit it out. This can be done discretely, so as not to offend anyone. Later, you can do it again. In a few days, or weeks, you may look forward to the taste. Soon it will be an enjoyable experience. This  can be done before a meal, after a meal, between meals–chose your own time for this experience.

When to Eat Sauerkraut

This delicious food–medicine–can be eaten at almost any moment of the day. If you decide you ate the wrong food, of too much of a good food–that is a nice time to give yourself some extra help. A really good, and quick intestinal boost is to drink some of the juice–saves brushing your teeth an extra time. He, he, he.

When Do I Really Need to Eat Extra Sauerkraut?

If you have bloated midsection, diarrhea, vomiting, gasses, heartburn of you just want to do something nice for yourself, is a good time to enjoy some fermented food.

Are there other Fermented Foods Besides Sauerkraut?

Kimchi, live-culture Yogurt, Fermented Vegetables, and many ferment things are worldwide health aids.

Where Do I find These Foods?

Shop carefully and read the labels. Most of the stuff you buy has been killed to enhance the shelf life. Look to your local Health Food store, of make your own. You  may be surprised to find how simple it is. You probably already have the necessities in your kitchen.

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Powerful Chili Breakfast

Jumpstart your Day with a Powerful Chili Breakfast

March Armies on a  Powerful Chili Breakfast

A Powerful Chili Breakfast With Sauerkraut, Cheese and Onions

Chili will provide nutrients for a day’s work, play or relaxation. Beans are a source of protein, carbohydrates and fiber. A wide variety of beans are available. If you don’t really like Chili Beans, use one or more of the many other kinds. Green or ripe lima beans help make an exciting meal. The lowly Navy Bean should not be forgotten–when you are hungry they taste very good.

Add Onions and Garlic for a Healthy Breakfast

Red onions or Spanish onions help to make an exciting breakfast. Leeks and garlic should not be forgotten. Onions and garlic have always been given credit for keeping away illnesses of all kinds–even flu and house colds. When raw onions (preferred) are not available, use garlic, dried onion flakes or onion-garlic salt. The onions can be cut into small pieces and placed on top–maybe even sprinkled on with cheese bits.

Chili Breakfast

Don’t forget your garlic, cheese, sauerkraut and pepper for the complete, healthy and energy-packed breakfast.

Sauerkraut is a Wonderful and Powerful Digestive Aid

Raw sauerkraut is loaded with probiotics to replace the probiotics in your gut that food preservatives have killed. You might need to go to the Health Food Store to get unprocessed raw sauerkraut that has not been killed to extend shelf life. You will pay a little more, but your digestive track and health is worth the price.

Good Hard Cheese is a Real Health Promoter

Aged cheese will also help to make a healthy body. Avoid the “American Processed Food Product” type cheeses. They are not even allowed to sold as “cheese.” You might want to avoid Blue Cheese and Limburger Cheese and other cheese that contain molds. Keep it simple and tasty.

Hot Peppers for Breakfast

Hot peppers will provide many benefits to help do a day’s work and keep an active and healthy body. Don’t neglect the ornery little devils. They will keep you marching on when other troopers fail because their energy supply is gone. I have seen many field workers who could outwork me after their lunch which included hot-hot-hot peppers.

Be a Brave Trooper and Eat Your Hot Peppers

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Germs vs Probiotics

Remove the Food Preservatives that Kill the Probiotics in Your Gut

Food Preservatives Kill the Probiotics that Digest our Food

Germs vs Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that are necessary for good digestion.

Remove the Food Preservatives that Kill the Probiotics in Your Gut

  • Did you know that food preservatives are needed to help get fresh produce from around the world to our table? However, these can cause us digestive problems–like diarrhea.
  • It can also cause diarrhea and other food sensitivities in some people.
  • Sulfur dioxide is one antibacterial agent that is added to our produce to retard spoilage by killing the flora and “fungus-es.” (little humor there)
  • Food preservatives kill the probiotics,” the good bacteria”, and the bad bacteria, in our intestines. They also harm our immune system and make us more likely to get sick.
  • When we eat, what we think is a healthy salad, it might not be so healthy to our intestines.

Washing our produce can remove most of the food preservatives

  • We can remove most of the food preservatives from fresh produce by washing with plain water; others can be, neutralized, with a solution of 1/5 vinegar and water.
  • Probiotics—are the friendly little guys who digest my food. We have about 16 trillion of these in the average gut.

Protect  your body by adding some probiotics to each meal

We need to add probiotics to each meal to replace those killed by the preservatives in our food. Probiotics can be found in most cheeses, raw sauerkraut, kimchi, live culture yogurt and raw vegetables which are killed by cooking.

Sauerkraut is Easy to Make–Right in Your Kitchen

Remember folks, a little bit of attention to our food will pay big dividends to you health and happiness as we march on into our future.

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me and my wife having a computerized body scan

Computerized body scan shows how Probiotics delays aging

My Wife on her Computerized Body Scan…

Germs vs Probiotics

Probiotics in our digestive tracks can be helpful to boost metabolism and fight off bad bacteria.

Healthy Living  Means a Healthy Body and Mind

My wife had a body health scan at the Boardman, Ohio, Wellness Center (local “Y.” It used to be called the YMCA.)

It showed that she has the metabolism of a 60-year old person. That is strange because we have been married for 57-years. I know better than to give her age, but either I married her when she was quite young or … “Jerry best shut up de mout.” I too, want to keep on aging.

Eat Natural Food and Avoid Medications

The goal here is to point out that a life of prudent living and hard work is its’ own reward. Other than the time when the doctors medicated her, she has been extremely healthy. I would say “Healthy as a horse” but, again I want keep on aging.

Probiotics Digest our Food

I can’t get my wife to eat her Limburger Cheese, nor her *green slime (No trade mark here; it is my own concoction.) But she does eat the raw home-made sauerkraut and plenty of onions and garlic. These things are loaded with probiotics that digest the food, and they Detox the body–they even help remove heavy metals and pesticides.

The medical world is finally accepting the concept of enhancing the digestive track with these friendly bacteria. We have an estimated 16-trillion friendly bacteria in our guts. They digest our food and eat the bad guys. The Mayo Clinic has a nice article on this.

Natural foods have plenty of Probiotics

Raw fruits and vegetables originally have plenty of Probiotics and Prebiotics. Protecting them on the long trip to your table and the keeping them fresh demands that they be fumigated and, in many ways, their natural enemies must be kept at bay. We need to do all we can to remove the stuff that poisons their enemies–and kills our digestive probiotics.

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Rugged Breakfast

Healthy Rugged Breakfast for Rugged People

Healthy Rugged Breakfast for Rugged People

Meet the Day With Power and Stamina

The day is long and destiny is coming like a freight train through the tunnel-of-my-life.

I must prepare my body and mind for a happy landing in this big arena. A few minutes of preparation and some pre-prepared foods from the freezer will stoke the engine of life. My metabolism needs almost 4,000 calories each day. I need to get these from basic foods. No expensive “prepared foods” for this old goat.

Basic Ingredients

Backwoods People Should Eat Like They are Serious


  • Roasted onions
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Raw tomatoes
  • Steamed green beans
  • Steamed kale
  • A small handful of juniper berries
  • Three chicken broth ice cubes
  • Three vegetable broth ice cubes


Some Good Hard Cheese and Fermented Vegetables.

A generous helping of basic cheeses and some fermented vegetables that are loaded with probiotics and prebiotics will help guard my from many harmful. Prepared foods have preservatives that help get them to me–their long journey to my table demands that they be protected from spoiling and other hazards. Probiotics will help clean-up the hazardous ingredients, things like mercury, lead, pesticides, food preservatives and many other toxins.
They will work hard for me; very much like the “bugs” cleaned up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Healthy Bowel Movements are Important Too

Good bowel movements are the result of a healthy diet. I read one doctor’s report that said we need large, firm stool to clean the Colon and rectum. Colorectal cancer can be the result of a diet that is lacking in solid matter that cleans the lower bowel.

Heat in a sauce pan–eat this before it can escape.

Rugged Breakfast

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Eat Cranberries a Few Times Each Week for Health

I eat cranberries a few times each week for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

These beautiful berries are an amazing health resource that you can have at your fingertips all the time. You can eat cranberries in salads, in cooked side dishes or even to grab a few for a light snack. Want to dress up some baked chicken or turkey? Make a light cranberry sauce to use as a healthy glaze alternative.

The Lowly Cranberry is a Gold Mine of Healthy Nutrition

Add a few of these tart berries to any salad for an interesting and nutritious flavor. They have  a variety of health benefits which include:

Eat Cranberries three of four times a week at about 10 cranberries per serving.

Cranberries for Health

  • They are a strong medicine with no side effects.
  • They are high in many nutrients like vitamin C and trace elements that keep a body healthy.
  • Cranberries are credited with keeping the blood healthy and supporting urinary health.
  • Cranberries are available year-around and they are cheap–about ten-pennies-per-week.

Keep a Healthy and Sound Body and Mind–Well Into Old Age

  • Vim and vigor will be available to us if we eat a healthy diet and do some physical work–that may mean some good exercise.
  • My goal is to not need doctors, medicines or supplements.
  • Good food is not expensive and is available for everyone.
  • We don’t need a lot of nature’s food every day. Our bodies store the necessary elements and will disperse the good stuff as needed.

Eat Cranberries All Year Round!

  • Either in a “Cranberry Salad” or as dried cranberries–which I eat just like raisins.
  • Cranberries can be found in the freezer section of your location grocery store no matter where you live or what season of the year.

March to you own drummer

Sing your own song.

Sing it loud and sing it strong.

Make  your body healthy and strong.


Health and Happiness Await Us

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Healthy foods are cheap

Nutrient-dense Foods can Prevent Diseases

Nutrient-dense Foods can Prevent Diseases

The Medical World and Nutrition

Raisins and nuts are nutrient dense

Healthy snacks are nutrient -dense

The modern medical world is just coming to the understanding that the world of tiny things–trace elements, and the process of nutrient-blending, is important to our mental and physical health. The good news is–we don’t even need to think about this tiny world. We only need to eat a wide variety of nutrient dense foods–they are in the local supermarkets and farms.

The Canadian Brain Health and Food Guide

An interesting piece in the Youngstown Vindicator (4/11/17, P. C.1)  Think Before You Eat. Certain nutrients found in our food can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other Chronic illnesses.

WOW! They should have asked my Daddy! He told me about getting minerals from the soil, and making sure to let the chickens get into the grass. He also told me why the Federal government mandated that table salt be Iodized–to prevent Thyroid Disease.

Do I Feed My Animals Better than Myself?

Keep on working

Healthy eating will help keep you healthy

Long ago, farmers taught me to watch what I feed the horses, cows, pigs and chickens–and watch what comes out the other end. The farmer’s wife told me that people are only animals–they too need good food. We put out mineralized salt-blocks to get trace elements into the cows and horses.

Processed Foods and Lack of Basic Nutrients

The Corporate Food Chemists do a magnificent job of getting delicious, appealing, good smelling food to our tables. But much is lost and much is added–this is bad news.

Synthetic Nutrients are not Recognized by My Body

Milk and bread are processed and then Iron, B. vitamins, folic acid and other nutrients are added back. My older brother Charles, taught me, back in 1948, that the vitamins were made from COAL TAR, and our bodies can’t use them. I only know that my brother Charles wouldn’t lie–he was bigger and meaner.

Eat a Wide Variety of Plants, dairy, fish and Animals

This is only the beginning! I will be publishing many more papers explaining how I have stayed healthy and still work hard at 81-years of age. What works for me might not be right for others. I only want to plant the seeds of thought.

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